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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,692
Posted By Countrygal
I've had similar situations even in the one year...

I've had similar situations even in the one year I've been open this time around! The behavior was obviously coming from what the children were allowed to do at home, and when they weren't allowed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,731
Posted By Countrygal
I am open a regular day. However, I unexpectedly...

I am open a regular day. However, I unexpectedly ended up with 1/2 a day off! :) No one likes to work Christmas Eve! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,724
Posted By Countrygal
We are opening daycare presents, stockings,...

We are opening daycare presents, stockings, having a pizza party in the living room while we watch a movie. It was cut short because everyone is leaving early, but that's OK.... makes it that much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,964
Posted By Countrygal
I feel for you. Like I mentioned in another...

I feel for you. Like I mentioned in another post, it is not the norm to receive or give CM gifts around here very often. I gave the kids toys for the daycare and some dollar tree-type things for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 823
Posted By Countrygal
Have a wonderful Christmas! God Bless us Every...

Have a wonderful Christmas! God Bless us Every One! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,436
Posted By Countrygal
Honestly, where we are (very bad economy), I...

Honestly, where we are (very bad economy), I don't think most people give anything. I had one family that gave me a $100 bonus last year, but neither of the other families gave me anything. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,720
Posted By Countrygal
Lots of {{{{{HUGS}}}}} and prayers coming your...

Lots of {{{{{HUGS}}}}} and prayers coming your way! No job, including one we run ourselves, is more important than family.

I know how terrible it is to feel the money crunch right at Christmas...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By Countrygal
Well, for those who still like snow, it's...

Well, for those who still like snow, it's snotopia.

For those who want to live in the south but are stuck up here in the north, it's snodiculous.

Me, I'm just sno-bound....., sno-tired, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,131
Posted By Countrygal
Yep, our system stinks. I have waited up to 3...

Yep, our system stinks. I have waited up to 3 weeks to get a check. My last check was mailed on the 10th and they claim they did not receive it until the 17th..... yeah, right. What office was it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
Posted By Countrygal
When I did this, I took the weekly rate times 52...

When I did this, I took the weekly rate times 52 divided by 12 and then gave a prepay discount of $25 per month. When I hand out the monthly statements if there was an unpaid holiday I took it off on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,426
Posted By Countrygal
Well, I'm all snuggled in and ready, I think. ...

Well, I'm all snuggled in and ready, I think. Went to town this am and got milk. ;) Glad it will be gone by the weekend when so many are travelling.

Heidi, have a WONDERFUL vaca!!! If you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,655
Posted By Countrygal
So far we've completed handprint coasters made...

So far we've completed handprint coasters made from cardboard, backed with felt and covered with fabric; votive holder (tissue collage on glass jar); and are almost done with a whole year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 17,698
Posted By Countrygal
That's interesting BC. I'm sorry you don't share...

That's interesting BC. I'm sorry you don't share that right, but I think that our constitution
provides for it for you. Hopefully you won't come across any bears or rabid wild turkeys! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 17,698
Posted By Countrygal
*like* :) :)

*like* :) :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 17,698
Posted By Countrygal
Assault weapons are already banned, depending...

Assault weapons are already banned, depending upon the type. Noone can just walk around with an M-16, for example. As another poster said, the weapon used in Connecticut was a small caliber rifle. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By Countrygal
Adorable! :) :Sunny:

Adorable! :) :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By Countrygal
I was thinking of doing this. Keeping it for...

I was thinking of doing this. Keeping it for "extras". They had been given so many clothes here by other parents and myself that they got a lot more than they left.....:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By Countrygal
Well, whatever you did seemed to work, BC. Thank...

Well, whatever you did seemed to work, BC. Thank you!

Oh, no...... :( They're not working again..... I wonder if it's something with my computer. It just seems weird that they work with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,853
Posted By Countrygal
I'm glad things went well for you. If it were...

I'm glad things went well for you. If it were me, I think I would offer to help them find good alternative care. Suggest other people you know, tell them you'll act as a reference for them, etc. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By Countrygal
Thumbs up Thank You!!!

Whoever fixed my smilies, I thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By Countrygal
Some Of You Know I've Been Struggling And Thinking Of Terming...

Well, guess what? They haven't been here since Monday! No word, no text, nothing. I told them I needed money on their account...... Usually they just pay it. This time they obviously just left....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,019
Posted By Countrygal
I don't watch TV and didn't hear of this! I am...

I don't watch TV and didn't hear of this! I am so glad your family is alright! God Bless!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,774
Posted By Countrygal
Yeah, this is pretty much what I decided to do,...

Yeah, this is pretty much what I decided to do, but I like the verbage you use here! Thanks for the suggestions! :) Oh, and I give out weekly statements, so all payments are documented on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,774
Posted By Countrygal
I was wondering the same thing - other than to...

I was wondering the same thing - other than to prove they got it, which I'm not sure you'd have to prove, just document.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,453
Posted By Countrygal
I have worked in law enforcement in another life....

I have worked in law enforcement in another life. Write up an incident report and have them sign AND DATE it. Report only what you, personally, saw and/or heard. What did you see happen and what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,774
Posted By Countrygal
I'll probably do it this way. Thanks for...

I'll probably do it this way.

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. It's my first term and I think I've gone out of my way to try to make it work with no favorable results. If and when they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,774
Posted By Countrygal
I've talked til I'm blue in the face. We've even...

I've talked til I'm blue in the face. We've even had a sit down meeting about the issues. The trial period has gone on for four months and the issues remain unchanged.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,774
Posted By Countrygal
Has Anyone Ever Had to Give Term Notice In Person?

How did it go?

I would love to just email them, unfortunately they don't have email. I feel a text would be cumbersome.

So my only option is mail or in person.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By Countrygal
I'm happy that worked out so nice for you. I...

I'm happy that worked out so nice for you. I wish I had your patience! :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By Countrygal
Boys has been my lot as well! Sometimes I have...

Boys has been my lot as well! Sometimes I have just wondered "why can't I have a couple of cute little girls?

Then I had one come for an interview and was she a terror! Climbing the bookshelves,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By Countrygal
I am too, especially this time of year....

I am too, especially this time of year....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By Countrygal
Love LOVE this wording!!! TY!! Less...

Love LOVE this wording!!! TY!!

Less probably is better, but I feel like I need something in writing to CYA for terming.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By Countrygal
Would You Look At This And Give Me Suggestions?

Dear DCM&D,
Please accept this letter as notice of termination of care for DCKs.

We have all spoken numerous times about late drop offs, late cancellations and unreasonably late payments. We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,319
Posted By Countrygal
I have not read all of the posts, so apologize...

I have not read all of the posts, so apologize ahead of this is all repeat of what everyone has already mentioned.

Writing in sand (or flour or cornmeal - whatever you have)
Cutting! It's great...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By Countrygal
We're pretty much through with the horrible cold...

We're pretty much through with the horrible cold virus that ran through here, but now we are full tilt into the stomach flu virus. Already have one dck out with it and I expect it will run the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By Countrygal
When I saw it was Ventura, my eyes just got...

When I saw it was Ventura, my eyes just got HUGE!!! We see that kind of stuff all the time around here, but VENTURA???? OMGoodness!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 19,421
Posted By Countrygal
I made these once and they turned out great and...

I made these once and they turned out great and lasted for YEARS. Here's what we did (not sure it's all safe for DC - you might have to do some of the steps yourself.

Use tub caulk - the kind...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,294
Posted By Countrygal
ROFL!!!! You have moxie, girl!!! Lot's of...

ROFL!!!! You have moxie, girl!!! Lot's of little smilies (not working, sorry)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,207
Posted By Countrygal
Thumbs up to what she said !! (smilies still not...

Thumbs up to what she said !! (smilies still not working, sorry)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,808
Posted By Countrygal
frugalmama - I DO know better. This guy is very...

frugalmama - I DO know better. This guy is very controlling, and the kids are having a very hard time right now (family issues), so I am really trying to accommodate as much as possible. But I know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By Countrygal
I am in the process of switching over. It would...

I am in the process of switching over. It would just be a better fit for me, my family and my lifestyle. Now if I can only get enough people on board..... :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,506
Posted By Countrygal
JUST temper tantrums would be rediculous! But I...

JUST temper tantrums would be rediculous! But I am under the understanding that certain behaviors associated with temper tantrums can give clues to things like sensory disorders and, yes, autism or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,496
Posted By Countrygal
I'm so sorry. This is every daycare's nightmare....

I'm so sorry. This is every daycare's nightmare. Praying for you and your situation!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,808
Posted By Countrygal
MNMum - it was working fine until this dcd, who...

MNMum - it was working fine until this dcd, who is relatively new. Noone else complained about the schedules. But now that he wants nap time earlier, I am having trouble fitting it in.

It is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,808
Posted By Countrygal
I'm bringing this thread back around because I am...

I'm bringing this thread back around because I am in the same boat as Sunchimes in this thread. I have three that come at 5 - 5:30 am, two leave at 7 am, one comes at 11 am, I have three all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By Countrygal
I just got our tech school's listing for the...

I just got our tech school's listing for the classes they are offering today in the mail. Might be a good time to try calling your tech college. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By Countrygal
Yeah!!! Way to go! I'd add some smilies, but...

Yeah!!! Way to go! I'd add some smilies, but for some reason mine aren't working. But I'm thinking cheerleader here! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By Countrygal
Oh, my, looks absolutely wonderful! Enjoy your...

Oh, my, looks absolutely wonderful! Enjoy your time there!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By Countrygal
Thanks BC. I got a couple of ideas from those...

Thanks BC. I got a couple of ideas from those sites. I think maybe I'm just in a funk. Nothing looks very interesting to me. This should be the easiest, funnest time of the year!!!! :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By Countrygal
Christmas Crash....

OK, I'm stumped.

I have been looking for good ideas for Christmas curriculum that is mainly Christian but maybe brings in some of the secular themes. I'm thinking something along the lines of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,079
Posted By Countrygal
Thank you, mom2many! I'll send you my questions...

Thank you, mom2many! I'll send you my questions as well, as the more information I can gather, the better off I am!

I can't afford a cut in pay because right now I only have one full timer and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By Countrygal
I take only three paid holidays, and then only if...

I take only three paid holidays, and then only if they fall on a weekday. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

I also get one week paid vacation.

I'm new, but most of my parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,079
Posted By Countrygal
You are gonna be sorry because I have...

You are gonna be sorry because I have approximately 500 questions, but I really appreciate the offer!!!:Sunny: pm'd you!:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By Countrygal
Yep, BC. I think I'll make this my new motto for...

Yep, BC. I think I'll make this my new motto for ME:

Just sayNO:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,672
Posted By Countrygal
I don't think I have a "niche", although I am...

I don't think I have a "niche", although I am seriously thinking about before/after and summer school age care. My favorite activity is teaching and I bring learning into EVERYTHING we do. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,532
Posted By Countrygal
Right now my policy is three pd holidays IF they...

Right now my policy is three pd holidays IF they fall on a weekday, and a weeks paid vacation. I added this because I found most providers around here did this and it is almost impossible for me to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By Countrygal
I know I have issues with it. I would imagine a...

I know I have issues with it. I would imagine a lot of us do. Usually it's the DCD's for me, but it could be either parent. I have one right now that expects me to change my entire schedule for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,079
Posted By Countrygal
Well, thank you for the nice things you said, and...

Well, thank you for the nice things you said, and for the great idea! :) Actually, I already have a ton of ideas of what I'd do with them! ;)

Countrykids, there is very little for afterschool...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,968
Posted By Countrygal
The every three hours thing really stinks. No,...

The every three hours thing really stinks. No, they don't eat it all. If I serve morning snack, noone eats lunch. I have kids there 12 hour days, so they have to be fed four times. Of course, they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,079
Posted By Countrygal
Any of You Have a B/A School And School Age Summer Program Exclusively?

OK, I am SERIOUSLY thinking of doing a before/after school program exclusively. A friend suggested I start this summer advertising early that I would do a summer program for school agers. I can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,968
Posted By Countrygal
I do and I don't. ON the food program I am only...

I do and I don't. ON the food program I am only allowed to claim 2 meals and a snack. By certification standards for my state I have to feed them every 3 hours at the least. So..... That...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,395
Posted By Countrygal
ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!! I was like that at first!! ...

ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was like that at first!! I have it under control (for the most part), but there are still times......

All I can say is ENJOY!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,733
Posted By Countrygal
I guess I posted the last without reading the...

I guess I posted the last without reading the whole thread! I am so glad that your hubby is having this time of feeling better and that you are able to spend so much time with family and friends! I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,733
Posted By Countrygal
I, too, want to say how sorry I am to hear this. ...

I, too, want to say how sorry I am to hear this. You need to take care of family first. Do what you have to do, and God Bless.

Posted this before I read the update! DUH! Please see post below!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By Countrygal
I am thinking I am going to have to go to a set...

I am thinking I am going to have to go to a set rate. I have only been charging by the hour at the same rate as toddlers, but I am losing a full time slot and am not getting much pay because they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,259
Posted By Countrygal
I listen to "Disney Radio" and "Toddler Radio"...

I listen to "Disney Radio" and "Toddler Radio" stations. Definitely gonna check out the other ones posted here! :)
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-13-2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,899
Posted By Countrygal
Honestly, I would have told her right then and...

Honestly, I would have told her right then and there that I had struggled all day because she had asked me to keep it away from him and that I didn't appreciate her not following through. And I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,580
Posted By Countrygal
I know the feeling, but being certified I can...

I know the feeling, but being certified I can only take three children and have a hard time staying full, so I would be afraid to lose the family I have by not taking their SAgers. Mine are good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By Countrygal
What Do You Charge For SA's?

I realize there is probably a thread on this somewhere, but my search turned up almost every thread in the forum. :p

What, proportionately, do you charge for SA's?

Do you charge less (because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By Countrygal
Yes, this. My dgs is just like this as well, and...

Yes, this. My dgs is just like this as well, and this is how I handle it, for the most part.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By Countrygal
I think something with a winter theme would work....

I think something with a winter theme would work. Maybe something based on the bare tree - like Snoopy Christmas after the fall leaves? Put up ornaments and the Peanuts gang. Wouldn't be too hard...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-12-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,506
Posted By Countrygal
Thanks, everyone. I eventually figured out I...

Thanks, everyone. I eventually figured out I would not have to pay health insurance, however, I do not have it myself, so may have to quit daycare just because I don't make enough to pay for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By Countrygal
Thanks for the link!

Thanks for the link!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-12-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,506
Posted By Countrygal
Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act

I have about a myriad of questions on this! I can't find much information anywhere. Shouldn't there be a gov't site with all the info on it? We are, supposedly, going to be required to be on it...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-06-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,752
Posted By Countrygal
I'm coming in late on this, but... I am in...

I'm coming in late on this, but...

I am in the camp that I would allow the dcp to switch days with a whole bunch of buts and ifs...

There is so much info that is unknown here. Do they do this...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-06-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,729
Posted By Countrygal
I bought the dc kids small presents last year...

I bought the dc kids small presents last year (under 10), but this year I bought presents for the daycare instead, which I am going to wrap and we will open them all together as presents to ourselves...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 448
Posted By Countrygal
Screamer Was Doing So Much Better, Then....

he got sick. We have a nasty virus going around with a terrible, hacking cough. The poor kid feels miserable, but unfortunately for the rest of us, he is making the rest of us feel miserable as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By Countrygal
I'm so glad to "hear" all of this! I haven't...

I'm so glad to "hear" all of this! I haven't done much this year, either. I'm not big on Halloween myself and don't really push it, but we did do some crafts, a work unit on Pumpkins and roasted...
Forum: Curriculum 10-17-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,133
Posted By Countrygal
That's weird. I had no trouble at all and I have...

That's weird. I had no trouble at all and I have horrible internet service. Did you try deleting all of your cookies? Just a thot....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,629
Posted By Countrygal
I can't believe so many of you get yours so fast....

I can't believe so many of you get yours so fast. From all reports I've received here in Wisconsin it is six months. Period. No matter how prepared you are or how little or how much you need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,723
Posted By Countrygal
As Heidi said, WI already does this. I have had...

As Heidi said, WI already does this. I have had one contact who contacted me because of other non-compliancies she saw on other Daycares.

The thing I see as bad about this is that you have no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,848
Posted By Countrygal
Love it! Thanks for a light moment!

Love it! Thanks for a light moment!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,578
Posted By Countrygal
I did something similar in a management training...

I did something similar in a management training once. It was a great tool to use. Never thought about applying it to the pre-school set, although now that you mention it, I did use something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,464
Posted By Countrygal
I'm afraid this is me as well. One of the things...

I'm afraid this is me as well. One of the things I wish I could change but, unfortunately, part of my basic personality, at least to a degree. :rolleyes:

I voted Monday - like many of the others,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,465
Posted By Countrygal
Of course, it depends mostly on the rates in your...

Of course, it depends mostly on the rates in your area. I charge 110/wk plus 5 a month craft fee and 3 paid holidays and a week's pd vaca. One family pays this off by the week which comes to an...
Forum: Curriculum 10-10-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 27,641
Posted By Countrygal
I just found an awesome work unit on Smokey Bear...

I just found an awesome work unit on Smokey Bear HERE (http://www.smokeybear.com/resources.asp). It's geared to K-2, but it looks like it can easily be adapted for the pre-K set.
Forum: Curriculum 10-10-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,133
Posted By Countrygal
MOds, you can delete this thread.... I can see...

MOds, you can delete this thread.... I can see the sticky now. For some reason it wasn't there before - I even looked for it cuz I thot we had one!
Forum: Curriculum 10-10-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 27,641
Posted By Countrygal
Well, how come this wasn't showing up on my...

Well, how come this wasn't showing up on my page??? Duh! I thot we had one somewhere, but couldn't find it!
Forum: Curriculum 10-10-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,133
Posted By Countrygal
I just found an awesome work unit on Smokey Bear...

I just found an awesome work unit on Smokey Bear HERE (http://www.smokeybear.com/resources.asp). It's geared to K-2, but it looks like it can easily be adapted for the pre-K set.
Forum: Curriculum 10-10-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,133
Posted By Countrygal
Anyone Have Sites They Just Love?

Any new or revamped sites that you have just loved this fall??? I'd love to find out about them! Especially free ones. ;):ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,878
Posted By Countrygal
It seems we have to wait to find out what...

It seems we have to wait to find out what happened here.....

In the meantime, I'll throw in my thoughts. My thoughts are that dcps are really nitpicking. That means that they will probably be...
Forum: Curriculum 10-08-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,822
Posted By Countrygal
Fantastic Site With Curriculum Ideas/Printables!

I just found this site and HAD to share. Printed - absolutely free - an entire - no TWO entire units - on for my pre-k and one for my toddler! Lots and lots of ideas!!! And a curriculum schedule...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,594
Posted By Countrygal
I have part-timers and I, too, love it. EXCEPT...

I have part-timers and I, too, love it. EXCEPT that I only can have 3 here and really struggle with juggling schedules. Right now I have a day opening - could be pt or ft, but can't fill it b/c of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,357
Posted By Countrygal
Actually, at the time, all of the kids were too...

Actually, at the time, all of the kids were too young to join 4H (have to be 5), but they all ended up joining right when they turned 5 :) So it worked out well. I would have had no problem...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,242
Posted By Countrygal
At one point I was looking, and I would still...

At one point I was looking, and I would still rather be in a separate house. The one BIG drawback is having to drive to work on rotten weather days. The biggest plus, IMO, is not having to keep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,674
Posted By Countrygal
This or videos. Kids need unwind time just like...

This or videos. Kids need unwind time just like adults. We use the videos if the littles are still napping but if not, we all head out - weather permitting.

Sometimes we have a quick craft or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,735
Posted By Countrygal
THIS!! :) Only not bagels with cream cheese,...

THIS!! :) Only not bagels with cream cheese, although I'd bet they'd like them!

Have tried fruit smoothies, but my kids don't care for them (go figure - they tasted nummy!) They also don't like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,357
Posted By Countrygal
I allowed/allow the children to join one club. ...

I allowed/allow the children to join one club. My three we were in 4-H. There is a LOT to do, and they formed life-long friendships. Gs wants to join a model airplane club, or I'm thinking about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,169
Posted By Countrygal
Well, I called them three times, texted - still...

Well, I called them three times, texted - still no contact. Finally called the mom and texted. She answered and had the dad contact me. I am more concerned with where the children are than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,169
Posted By Countrygal
Angry Kids No-Show Today.......

Kids didn't show up today. Second day of school. Have no idea why - car problems? Found other care (I am pretty sure they are looking for "cheaper" care)? I've been waiting since 5 and still no...
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