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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,883
Posted By tbutler
Closing My Daycare

Well, I posted a month ago that we found out we're pregnant with baby#3 that we were told we couldn't have without IVF. For the last 3 weeks, I have been really sick/nauseated, went to the hospital...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,658
Posted By tbutler
After snack, the 4 1/2 year old took 13 minutes...

After snack, the 4 1/2 year old took 13 minutes to put his shoes on. I'm definitley going to be working on making him more self efficient. And I just checked and he'll actually be five in the middle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,658
Posted By tbutler
I wish the tantrum was in the morning, the answer...

I wish the tantrum was in the morning, the answer is easy for that one, parents just need to leave. But I'm not wanting to deal with it at the end of my day, I'm just ready to close, especially now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,838
Posted By tbutler
I have two 3 1/2 year olds that come in every...

I have two 3 1/2 year olds that come in every morning sleepy. During morning tv time (while I'm preparing breakfast) one of them always lay down on the floor and tries to fall asleep. I tell her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,658
Posted By tbutler
She picks up pretty consistently at the same...

She picks up pretty consistently at the same time. They'll have themselves ready to go by 4 today.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,658
Posted By tbutler
I'll definitely have them both ready today for...

I'll definitely have them both ready today for pickup. His 3.5 year old brother started crying too yesterday once he saw him crying and having a fit. Not today though. I'm shooting for a less than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,262
Posted By tbutler
I would mention it at pickup. "Mom have you...

I would mention it at pickup. "Mom have you noticed that baby has been coughing and gagging for the past few weeks?" "Have you taken him to the doctor or been giving him any meds?". If she has been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,426
Posted By tbutler
I'm the same as BlackCat. If the kid can't,...

I'm the same as BlackCat. If the kid can't, won't, or doesn't want to play during play time when normally they would, they are sick and need to be home for that special attention he/she needs. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,658
Posted By tbutler
Hey Marina, thanks for the advice and I do have...

Hey Marina, thanks for the advice and I do have the same info, just not exactly like yours, in my handbook. I don't think I made the two "issues" clear though in my OP.

1. Instead of parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,658
Posted By tbutler
Great advice! But what about when the kid is...

Great advice!

But what about when the kid is throwing a tantrum at pickup time? It takes them like 5 minutes to leave.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,423
Posted By tbutler
:lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,423
Posted By tbutler
likethislikethislikethislikethis

likethislikethislikethislikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,658
Posted By tbutler
Dropoff Lingering and Pickup Tantrums

I promote all kids, no matter what age, being self efficient as much as their skill level will allow. This is easy to do when you have a routine. Kids know that when they get here, take off their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,504
Posted By tbutler
likethislikethis My thoughts exactly!

likethislikethis My thoughts exactly!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,741
Posted By tbutler
I purchased a Wii for my 6 and 4 year old...

I purchased a Wii for my 6 and 4 year old daughters for Christmas. They love playing the dancing game. Some afternoons after snack, they play the dance game, no one uses a remote. Everyone just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,200
Posted By tbutler
I have a 3-in-1 printer, copier, scanner so I...

I have a 3-in-1 printer, copier, scanner so I just make a copy of it after we've both signed it. I keep the original, they get the copy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,706
Posted By tbutler
Good for you.likethis

Good for you.likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,721
Posted By tbutler
I had to get over the "this kid doesn't eat...

I had to get over the "this kid doesn't eat anything unless it's chicken nuggets" frustration too. I give them very little servings of whatever lunch is. If they don't eat it, I'm not throwing away...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,928
Posted By tbutler
Thats exactly what I told parents when they asked...

Thats exactly what I told parents when they asked if I accepted the subsidy. "No, I have enough paperwork to keep up with for the state and food program. I want to be able to spend some time with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,223
Posted By tbutler
IKR! This has to be a prank!!!

IKR! This has to be a prank!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By tbutler
Great ideas. Where'd you get your punch balloons...

Great ideas. Where'd you get your punch balloons from?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By tbutler
I think I'm going to start doing it daily...

I think I'm going to start doing it daily too.likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By tbutler
Rainy Day? Here's What We Did...

I turned to the dance/electronica music channel for the nonstop, upbeat music, told the kids there were 3 rules: no flipping, hitting, nor jumping on the couch.

They jumped, turned, twirled,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 797
Posted By tbutler
Will you share your Drop in/Part Time Forms?

The two boys that I posted about yesterday started today. Some weeks they will be here 5 days and others 3 days a week. Can you share your form with me that you have part-time parents complete in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,099
Posted By tbutler
Congrats smb! So how long do you plan on being...

Congrats smb! So how long do you plan on being off after the baby?

@after school mom, I'm feeling fine as long as I eat small meals/snacks every few hours. I'm even working out still. You?
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,099
Posted By tbutler
Thank you. And I'm not telling my parents until...

Thank you. And I'm not telling my parents until I'm at least three months and I've officially decided what I'm going to do.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By tbutler
I agree with Arianna. Also, when other kids are...

I agree with Arianna. Also, when other kids are playing with toys nicely or playing nicely with their other day care friends, praise them too so she can see the positive behavior and a positive...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,099
Posted By tbutler
And congrats to you as well!

And congrats to you as well!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,099
Posted By tbutler
Yayyyy:), I have a September due date buddy! I'm...

Yayyyy:), I have a September due date buddy! I'm not sure what I'm going to do:eek:. I just ran the B/A school idea by my husband this morning. I would need help from him and his family to make this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,099
Posted By tbutler
Thanks for the congratulations! And yes my...

Thanks for the congratulations! And yes my husband and daughters are very excited. Right now I don't offer any SA care. I would rather not do it. But I would love to keep my business name out there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,099
Posted By tbutler
Thanks Blackcat!!!!:)

Thanks Blackcat!!!!:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,256
Posted By tbutler
Yes I do have a contract. She took it with her...

Yes I do have a contract. She took it with her along with other paperwork to look over more in depth. I covered the main parts of my handbook and contract with her during the interview.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,256
Posted By tbutler
I like this, I'm going to send this verbatim....

I like this, I'm going to send this verbatim. I'll let you all know how it goes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,256
Posted By tbutler
Parents still have to pay the weekly fee if their...

Parents still have to pay the weekly fee if their child is out sick.

She offered to stop by and make the first weeks payment last Wed or Thurs but I told her no because she wanted to come by at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,099
Posted By tbutler
I'm Pregnant! But I Don't Want To Close

Me and my husband found out last week that we are expecting our third child at the end of September. We are so happy and excited because we were told we couldn't have anymore children unless we have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,256
Posted By tbutler
Prolonging Enrollment For A Week Now

Family came for interview last Tuesday for 2 spots, 3 & 4 year old boys. The interview went well and I gave her an application. Parent left saying child will start tomorrow more than likely. Well,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,393
Posted By tbutler
Don't feel guilty. I had the exact same feeling...

Don't feel guilty. I had the exact same feeling on and off since I started in August. I felt strongly about sending her to another daycare today if I could, lol! Initially it was her having ownership...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,459
Posted By tbutler
My first kid I got when opening in August asked...

My first kid I got when opening in August asked me that question. Mom's sister and I have the same sign. Guess it made her feel comfortable. Mom is a great parent as well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,051
Posted By tbutler
Yes I understood Blackcat. Thanks Meeko and again...

Yes I understood Blackcat. Thanks Meeko and again Blackcat for the response. I will read through licensing webiste Meeko to see if I'll have to be classified as a center.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,051
Posted By tbutler
Thanks so much BlackCat. I knew that if no one...

Thanks so much BlackCat. I knew that if no one else responded, you would. I've been doing it in my home since school started at the end of August. I just had my house painted the week after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,202
Posted By tbutler
That would've been my exact response!

That would've been my exact response!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 98,323
Posted By tbutler
I'm in Texas and I can have 6 all day under age 5...

I'm in Texas and I can have 6 all day under age 5 and 6 before and after schoolers. So a total of 12.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,051
Posted By tbutler
Question Advice On Moving Daycare Into My Second Home

Hi ladies,

My husband and I have a rent house that was new when whe purchased it in 2004. He told me yesterday that our tenants may be moving out in August. He then asked me would I like to run...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,303
Posted By tbutler
lol, thanks blackcat.

lol, thanks blackcat.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,303
Posted By tbutler
Question Where do you get your Laminating Sheets?

I refuse to renew my Sam's Club membership due to the fees and the upgrade cost to have business membership (for earlier shopping hours). This is where I used to buy my laminating sheets from. Any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,475
Posted By tbutler
Thanks for all the ideas. I think next week I'm...

Thanks for all the ideas. I think next week I'm going to change it to a grocery store. I'll start saving empty boxes/containers that will be safe for the kids to play with this week. I appreciate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,475
Posted By tbutler
This sounds like a good idea. Are you making the...

This sounds like a good idea. Are you making the felt board yourself?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,475
Posted By tbutler
Question Dramatic Play Center

What is your dramatic play center right now?
What will it be for the month of November?

Needing ideas because my three year olds are bored with the Home Center!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,264
Posted By tbutler
All mine are sleep...(2) 3 year olds and (1) 4...

All mine are sleep...(2) 3 year olds and (1) 4 year old and my 1.5 year old beagle/golden retriever mix is asleep too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By tbutler
It's nice to see families that work with their...

It's nice to see families that work with their providers. Glad this worked out for you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,553
Posted By tbutler
Registered home day care

Registered home day care
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By tbutler
I was wondering the same thing! I'm just over 100...

I was wondering the same thing! I'm just over 100 too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,633
Posted By tbutler
Some parents eat alot of crap so they feed their...

Some parents eat alot of crap so they feed their kids alot of crap too.

Unfortunately, in this busy, busy world we live in, honey buns, pop tarts, frosted flakes are easy and quick for working...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,517
Posted By tbutler
I say respond exactly as Wdmmom said. Just make...

I say respond exactly as Wdmmom said. Just make sure the date and time is set correctly on your email (my hotmail account time and date are always incorrect) so that once she responds electronically...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 962
Posted By tbutler
Question Home Daycare Provider Vs. Center

I'm researching opening a small center outside of my home next year. I love the personal relationships that I've been able to make with some of my parents thus far. But, I started as a home provider...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,218
Posted By tbutler
Good luck, hopefully she enrolls before she...

Good luck, hopefully she enrolls before she leaves.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By tbutler
I hope your babies aren't getting sick either. I...

I hope your babies aren't getting sick either. I understand you having a tv day. Maybe it's just one of those days.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,639
Posted By tbutler
Family 1: mom always drops off and picks up b/c...

Family 1: mom always drops off and picks up b/c she works near my house. Grandma picks up when mom is in training or Dad picks up when he gets off work early. Mom works for school district.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,090
Posted By tbutler
Great ideas. I'm definitely saving this thread...

Great ideas. I'm definitely saving this thread and making sensory tubs this weekend. (amongst cleaning, washing, soccer game,etc ;))
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,570
Posted By tbutler
I do the same thing. Helps not to waste soap,...

I do the same thing. Helps not to waste soap, paper towels, and not have water all over the floor too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,570
Posted By tbutler
Lol! I know what you mean. I give them toilet...

Lol! I know what you mean. I give them toilet paper myself to make sure they don't use a roll a day.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-05-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,703
Posted By tbutler
I agree, this is what it sounds like to me. ...

I agree, this is what it sounds like to me.

In Texas, you can be a Listed Family Home:
People who must list with the division are those who are compensated to provide regular child care (at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,122
Posted By tbutler
I agree. I wish he could've adjusted after a...

I agree. I wish he could've adjusted after a week. Lucky you.
A few of the kids have even said "he needs a time out" and "he needs to go to another school". They are all pointing out when he's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,293
Posted By tbutler
I do a little bit of both. Kid menu: Hot...

I do a little bit of both.

Kid menu:
Hot dogs with baked beans and a fruit
turkey burgers with baked fries and a fruit
pizza with corn and a fruit
grilled cheese, green beans, fruit
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,838
Posted By tbutler
I purchased cd's from dollar tree that are a mix...

I purchased cd's from dollar tree that are a mix of classical and nature sounds. Loved paying only $1!:) I put the cd on "repeat all" until I wake them up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,122
Posted By tbutler
Nannyde I was hoping that you would chime in. ...

Nannyde I was hoping that you would chime in. Thanks for your response. You're right, they KNOW that he acts that way. Some of the things that they have let slip when I talk to them about his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,068
Posted By tbutler
I would set a timer for 5-10 mins as the amount...

I would set a timer for 5-10 mins as the amount of time she has to eat. When timer goes off, she cleans up whatever mess she has made and lunch for her is over. I'll explain that if she doesn't eat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,429
Posted By tbutler
I charge by the week. Right now I only have 3...

I charge by the week. Right now I only have 3 year olds, 125/week for full time. No part-timers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,122
Posted By tbutler
Term Or Give "Warning"?

Too many details to bore you with a long story so will just list main issues:

dcb3:
-very low vocabulary, words he does speak are barely understandable
-consistently tells me "no"
-runs around...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,717
Posted By tbutler
The change will be good for you and your family....

The change will be good for you and your family. Unfortunately, you may lose a family, but, if you're able to make it without that income then I say do it. But who knows, they may be able to pickup...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By tbutler
I had a dcb3 start recently that does the same...

I had a dcb3 start recently that does the same thing and I've been trying to figure out how to word it here on the forum. I have other behavioral issues as well with him. I won't hijack your post...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By tbutler
I had a dcb start recently that does the same...

I had a dcb start recently that does the same thing and I've been trying to figure out how to word it here on the forum. I have other behavioral issues as well with him. I won't hijack your post with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By tbutler
I have all three year olds, but, I play the spa...

I have all three year olds, but, I play the spa music and sit directly next to the one who is having a hard time winding down so they can fall asleep.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,691
Posted By tbutler
The change will be good for you and your family....

The change will be good for you and your family. Unfortunately, you may lose a family, but, if you're able to make it without that income then I say do it. But who knows, they may be able to pickup...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,691
Posted By tbutler
The change will be good for you and your family....

The change will be good for you and your family. Unfortunately, you may lose a family, bu,t if you're able to make it without that income then I say do it. But who knows, they may be able to pickup...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 48,833
Posted By tbutler
$1500/month right now with 3 full timers. I live...

$1500/month right now with 3 full timers. I live in the Houston area. I have my three year old too that I remind that she has to earn her keep since she's taking up a paying spot lol.
Forum: Curriculum 09-27-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,987
Posted By tbutler
I loved your blog, just subscribed!

I loved your blog, just subscribed!
Forum: Curriculum 09-27-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,987
Posted By tbutler
I love the idea of Thursday and Friday being play...

I love the idea of Thursday and Friday being play days. I think I"ll start that this week. I'm having to learn to relax a little and enjoy the kids since I'm not a public school teacher anymore. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,009
Posted By tbutler
I too feel that I'm a better mom after losing my...

I too feel that I'm a better mom after losing my job in June. I now get to spend more time with my kids. I'm not getting off work and rushing to do dinner, baths, and send them to bed. Now dinner...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,094
Posted By tbutler
I pm'd u my email address. Thanks a lot.

I pm'd u my email address. Thanks a lot.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,094
Posted By tbutler
Only a few days a week. My options are 10 hours...

Only a few days a week. My options are 10 hours per day maximum on either M-W-F or T-TH. This particular family is interested in M-W-F from 7am-5pm for their daughter who will be two in a few weeks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,094
Posted By tbutler
Question Willing To Share Your Part-Time Contract With Me?

Hi ladies,

I have an interview tomorrow afternoon for a part-time position. I know the things tha I would like included (price, days, hours, that there spot is only good until there is a full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,898
Views: 240,569
Posted By tbutler
Smile I love my job!

DCG3 has had three accidents in the month that she has been with me. She had an accident (#1) during center time this morning on my carpet/foam tile. I smiled the entire time while I was thinking...
Forum: Curriculum 09-22-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,033
Posted By tbutler
I use the 3M strips too for heavier things....

I use the 3M strips too for heavier things. Otherwise I use the blue painters tape.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-21-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,865
Posted By tbutler
I love still being able to teach everyday. My 5...

I love still being able to teach everyday. My 5 year old started Kindergarten and gets out at 1:50 so my home child care allows me to be home for her and be the teacher to my 3 year old (which...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,843
Posted By tbutler
:mad:We put a lot of hard work into those...

:mad:We put a lot of hard work into those handbooks and majority doesn't read them!!!! During my last interview, I made it a point to go over the main points in my handbook with the parent (early...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-21-2011, 10:52 AM
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Posted By tbutler
Congrats and good luck!

Congrats and good luck!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2011, 08:38 AM
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Views: 1,139
Posted By tbutler
I buy the water/nature sound cd's from Dollar...

I buy the water/nature sound cd's from Dollar Tree that I use for nap time. I have all three year olds so action and sing along cd's are what I use....Dr. Jean and Greg & Steve cd's. I even let them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,843
Posted By tbutler
Yikes! :eek: hopefully he doesn't cry for long...

Yikes! :eek: hopefully he doesn't cry for long after mommy leaves. I'm starting to learn to just ask (or tell) parents what I want or need and that it makes things easier. Or just update the handbook...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2011, 08:08 AM
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Views: 849
Posted By tbutler
Once they awake they are bringing me their...

Once they awake they are bringing me their blankets to fold and put in cubbies ( they started this themselves) and then they sit in our play area until they are awake enough to start talking to each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,135
Posted By tbutler
Lol! Great response.

Lol! Great response.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2011, 07:55 AM
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Views: 1,843
Posted By tbutler
Great job! I know you feel a lot better not...

Great job! I know you feel a lot better not having to worry about parents breaking that rule anymore.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,389
Posted By tbutler
At this point, I would start to ignore his...

At this point, I would start to ignore his behavior as well as teach the other children to ignore him as well. As long as he isn't harming himself or the other children and you can actually see him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,824
Posted By tbutler
I did this all the time when I was in the public...

I did this all the time when I was in the public school system. Most parents took notice and became involved and more concerned about their child's lack of sleeping or unacceptable behavior that was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,290
Posted By tbutler
I agree completely. Well said.

I agree completely. Well said.
Forum: Curriculum 09-15-2011, 08:22 AM
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Views: 1,987
Posted By tbutler
That sounds like a great idea. What exactly are...

That sounds like a great idea. What exactly are the handprint crafts?
Forum: Curriculum 09-15-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,270
Posted By tbutler
I mostly use cd's during circle time. But we sing...

I mostly use cd's during circle time. But we sing them ourselves, no cd, during transitions, outside play, or while walking around the neighborhood. But always a cd during circle time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 184,010
Posted By tbutler
DCG, 3 years old, first day was today. I turned...

DCG, 3 years old, first day was today. I turned on the soft music as they laid down and covered up for naptime. She says "Can you turn the music off?". Poor child has never been to daycare before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,014
Posted By tbutler
I do not dispense meds either. I'm adding your...

I do not dispense meds either. I'm adding your response in the red to my handbook tonight. I will have it printed for parents to sign saying they have read and received their own copy tomorrow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By tbutler
Great quote Meeko!

Great quote Meeko!
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