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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By Core12
Tax Exempt

Hello!
This weekend I was at a sale and the cashier told me I should get a tax card for my business to avoid paying unnecessary taxes. I have a licensed in home daycare. Does anyone do this? I...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 03-14-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 91
Posted By Core12
Insurance Needed in Missouri

Does anyone have suggestions for insurance in Missouri? I have a licensed home daycare and am a sole proprietor.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Core12
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Core12
Biting

Today an 18 month old bit a 23 month old on the back ( they are cousins) I didnít actually see it happen but Iím certain of who the biter is Bc later after I picked up a child he also bit me on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By Core12
Do u require medication ie Tylenol to be left at the daycare?

Yesterday, I asked if the Tylenol in the bag was to stay here, she said it wasnít because she didnít have anymore. Is that normal to ask to keep medication like Tylenol at the daycare permanently? ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By Core12
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By Core12
Do You Get Asked Everyday About Meals?

I have a parent who Deliberately sticks around at pickup to watch my interactions with others and during that time she lets her 25 month old pull on our new expensive curtains, pull on a chain for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By Core12
Thank-you!

:lol:
This forum is so awesome!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By Core12
Advice

Recently, I received a Colgate kit with toothpaste and toothbrushes for the kids. Today, I took a pic of 4 of the kids brushing at the sink, two on step stools and the other two on the counter. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,722
Posted By Core12
Received my Colgate box

Thanks everyone!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 591
Posted By Core12
How Much Do You Spend On Groceries?

Hi friends!
How much do you spend per week on groceries for the daycare only? How much on supplies? How many children do you watch? Are they over 2 yrs old?
Does anyone use meal apps to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By Core12
Surveillance Camera

Just realized that there are video apps where I can use my IPad as a video monitor and watch everything from my phone.
Does anyone know of any app I can download so that I can watch video in real...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By Core12
Pacifiers

What are your thoughts on pacifiers? I have a 22 month old who comes with his blankie, paci and typically is carried in w/out shoes each day. His speech imo is suffering due to his pacifier usage...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By Core12
Should I Wash The Bottles?

I just recently implemented a ďno diaper bag policyĒ. My question is if I should just go ahead and keep the 2 bottles that typically arrive in the bag instead of handing them back to to the mother...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 698
Posted By Core12
I just implemented a no diaper bag policy.

Sorry about that!
The reason it could affect the breastfed babies is bc they bring breastmilk.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 698
Posted By Core12
I Just Implemented A No Diaperbag Policy

My parents are great with the policy except the babies who are breast fed. Am I being too restrictive with the policy for them? I will soon have 8 babies under age 2 years old with an assistant and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By Core12
What’s Your Schedule?

When do you serve meals/snacks?
When is your nap time?
What are your hours?

Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By Core12
How Do You Handle DCK Appointments?

Another reputable licensed home daycare in my area requires parents to give advanced notice for early pickup appointments. She also requires parents to pick up their child at 11:30 regardless of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Core12
Window Guards

Does anyone use window guards? Iím looking to buy something that will prevent the toddlers from banging on the window.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By Core12
36 inches is the height of a standard bathroom sink

Iím sure youíre doing Everything perfectly and youíre really cool. However, Iím only on here for experience, strength and hope. I love this website and will continue to share.
As I said earlier,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By Core12
Thanks everyone

During my original inspection, the inspector said the crib wouldnít pass the inspection but it was fine to use for our nephew.
I will follow up though since I have already been told the incorrect...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2018, 04:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By Core12
Crib

The crib is going to stay up in the master bedroom. I donít believe the master bedroom was ever calculated as part of any play area, however I do believe we technically have more than enough play...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2018, 04:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By Core12
Thanks Everyone so much!

The 9th baby is my nephew and Missouri doesnít count that in the ratios.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By Core12
Pack n Plays

Does anyone know if Pack n Plays have to stay up all day? Currently, I only put them up at nap time bc the 18 month olds tip them over and try to jump on them. I also need more space.
In March I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By Core12
What Is Your Deposit Policy?

Currently, my policy is to get one week deposit to hold a spot and then it will be used for the last week their child is in care. I have been reading other posts and noticed a lot of ppl are stating...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By Core12
I didnít pass my inspection

They will be back in a month
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By Core12
Today is overwhelming

Sanitation inspector just went outside...said he stepped in A lot of dog poo. I have a small chihuahua. I feel like saying...Ēyes, I thought it would be good fertilizer since itís too cold to bring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By Core12
Just Got A Call From The State...

I just received a call from the state supervisor apologizing for giving us the wrong info! She said we Can have Any combo of ages...meaning I donít Have to have 8 babies under the age of 2 yrs Or 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,077
Posted By Core12
Thanks everyone!!!

Love the Daycare Forum and the people in it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,077
Posted By Core12
Do You Allow Parents To "Drop In" Anytime They Want?

I had an interview today and one question from the 6 pages she asked was if itís ok to just drop in anytime. I said, ďnoĒ bc it interferes with napping, etc.
After she left I went online and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By Core12
Taxes

How many yrs is normal to report a loss on taxes?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By Core12
How Do You Keep Attendance Records?

I saw a form template for Missouri and think it is very detailed...anyone know if all of that info is necessary?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By Core12
Part-time

Iím trying to find out how part-time children are calculated in the numbers. Does anyone have any insight? For example: if I watch a child for only 3 days a week and another for only 1 day, does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By Core12
Thanks so much!

I appreciate your help!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By Core12
Missouri licensing

I was just informed by my friend (also lives in Missouri) who also has a daycare that of the 10 children she watches, 4 kids are 2 and younger. I clarified ď2 yrs old and youngerĒ
But Iím being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By Core12
I clarified the age of 2 yrs

When I spoke with my point of contact she specifically said that 2 yrs and 1 day is Over the age of 2 yrs.
She said there is no mixing of the regulations for Missouri. So with my current situation:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By Core12
Just told again something else!

Thanks for the responses! I just spoke with Missouriís license area and wanted to confirm.
I specifically asked if it was ok to have ď5 children under age of 2 yrs old and 1 child over age of 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By Core12
Max Amount of Children

Thought I would check here before contacting my state contact as I have received so many different answers!
My mom and I run a licensed daycare from our home. We are licensed for: 8 babies under...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 850
Posted By Core12
How Often Do Your Daycare Children Get Sick?

Just wanted to know what is typical for babies 0-2 to get sick and stay home a year? I find myself going overboard and explaining that I will bleach from top to bottom everytime one of parents tells...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 872
Posted By Core12
What Are Your Hours?

Just wondering what everyoneís hours are. My daycare is open from 7-530. A couple of my families drop off at 7 and pickup at 530...just bc they know they can. My Next contract will specify hours...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,020
Posted By Core12
Diapers

Please help!!!
I have a baby daycare 0-2 years old and watch 6 babies. Each week I request a Package of diapers from the parents. All of the parents comply except one. She packs four in his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By Core12
Does Anyone Know If I Have To Use Pack-N-Plays?

I'm a new licensed daycare in Missouri and am getting ready to get more babies. I thought I read in the manual that babies could sleep in cribs, etc. I have a cradle I was wanting to use instead of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By Core12
Wow! Thanks for all of the advice

Btw...she also loves to sit in her car in my driveway on the phone and come After the time we close...I so regret telling her (before I knew her) "no, we don't charge late fees"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By Core12
Parent is oppositional defiant

I have a parent who deliberately stays around 15 mins every time she picks up her 7 month old. She will ask questions about his pooping, ask what he ate for lunch (her husband brings the lunch at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 961
Posted By Core12
Getting Ready For Inspection

Getting ready for my inspection. I have already had my fire and sanitary and would appreciate any input. In our area I was told to expect 4 hours. I am a little nervous because I watch 4 kids 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 430
Posted By Core12
What brand/type smoke detectors did you buy?

The fire marshal told me I need 8 hard wired smoke detectors with battery back ups that includes one carbon monoxide detector. Seems excessive for one level but I will take his word. Trying to buy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2016, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By Core12
How do you handle naps?

My current nap situation....
(1) 2 year old who sleeps in a "Pack n Play" in a bedroom
(1) 5 month old who sleeps in a crib in another bedroom
(1) 6 month old who sleeps in the living room...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2016, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By Core12
Thanks so much everyone!!!!

Very helpful as usual!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By Core12
What Do You Have In Cubbies?

I have realized that allowing parents to bring their diaper bags daily is not helpful. I wish I would have requested upfront a month of diapers and wipes and asked for a change of clothes a blanket,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,040
Posted By Core12
Bottles vs Food

Today, I had a parent ask me if I was feeding her baby milk before food or afterwards. I told her I fed her baby a bottle on demand and fed him food at lunch. He is 10 months old. Each day she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2016, 05:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By Core12
Suggestions for My Changing Table Plz

Currently I place the children down on the floor for their diaper changes. Recently, I bought a beautiful changing table from a garage sale and now I have realized that my children who are almost...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By Core12
Do You Use Wipes After Every Change?

I have been told two different answers now...just wanting to Do this correctly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,828
Posted By Core12
Cloth Diaper Protocol

Do u guys think I should rinse off cloth diapers? I have a baby who pooped twice so bad today it was unbelievable and I just tried to get it off in the toilet...that's the extent...no rinsing and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Posted By Core12
Breast Milk Handling

Hello! Thanks to everyone who has helped so much with all of their tips!!!! This is the best forum ever!
I really need some advice...
How do u guys hand breast milk? I have one parent who brings...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By Core12
Thank-you so much Blackcat!!!

Thank-you so much Blackcat!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By Core12
Thank-you!!!

Thank-you!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By Core12
Smoke alarms

I need the alarms to be hard wired
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By Core12
Bleach Recipe

How do u prepare your sanitation bleach cleaning solution ? I have heard that if it is prepared within a spray bottle, that the concentration levels could be wrong.
Also, does anyone know how long...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By Core12
Fire Rated Door

Hello,
I just had my first ever inspection...from the fire marshal. I need to get 7 smoke alarms, a carbon monoxide detector and a fire rated door. Looking for all suggestions to make this as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By Core12
Thanks everyone!!!

Thanks a lot!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By Core12
Advice

Dcm said she she saw milk in babies hair, said she doesn't want me giving her 5 month old a bottle in crib anymore bc it gives him gas...am I wrong for being irritated?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,651
Posted By Core12
They all use paci's

The child who wasn't supposed to have a bottle is very advanced and the other 2 yr old is normal. They both love paci's, and they are both really starting to have some temper tantrums!
I am almost...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,651
Posted By Core12
They all use paci's

The child who wasn't supposed to have a bottle is very advanced and the other 2 yr old is normal. They both love paci's, and they are both really starting to have some temper tantrums!
I am almost...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,651
Posted By Core12
Thank-you Guys!

I have just started watching kids in June (not an excuse) but I guess since I don't have kids I didn't realize how terrible this is!!!! Tomorrow I am making changes! I feel like crying bc I really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,651
Posted By Core12
Gave Milk to 23 Month Old

Today a mother saw that I allowed her 23 month old to have a bottle, I know this is against her rules. The reason I did it it is bc I have another child who is the exact same age who takes a bottle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By Core12
Food program

Thanks a million!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By Core12
Food program

I apologize as I am completely overwhelmed with this. I don't believe I even know if I applied as license exempt. I have turned in all of my paperwork (last week) and am waiting for them to enter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By Core12
Food program

Thanks Blackcat!
If I'm on the food program here in Missouri, do you know if I would have to buy formula for the infants to get paid? Also, it looks like I would get about $5.00/kid/day....I have 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By Core12
Good Program

I'm looking into getting licensed and wondered what this meant.."administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes" listed on the usda site
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