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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2017, 11:30 AM
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Views: 1,603
Posted By debbiedoeszip
This.

This.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,024
Posted By debbiedoeszip
We're out from after morning snack until lunch,...

We're out from after morning snack until lunch, and then from after nap until they go home with a short break inside mid-afternoon to eat afternoon snack. So, basically all day. I require parents to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,169
Posted By debbiedoeszip
Could there be something physically wrong with...

Could there be something physically wrong with the child causing pain or discomfort that leads to the crying/screaming? Much as I would not want to feed attention seeking behaviour, I also wouldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,376
Posted By debbiedoeszip
Mom sounds like a pain. He sounds like my...

Mom sounds like a pain.

He sounds like my last remaining dcb's older brother. Doesn't want what is provided at snacks and lunch, but whines incessantly in between that he's "starving" and pleads...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,367
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I use sippies as well for children who are not...

I use sippies as well for children who are not yet school-aged. I experimented with having regular kid-sized cups outside and the water was being purposely poured out or stuff (rocks, toys, etc) and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,367
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I wouldn't limit access to water. What I do is...

I wouldn't limit access to water. What I do is require that water cups stay on the dining table but allow them to go get a drink whenever they want one. That way there is no question about whether...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,627
Posted By debbiedoeszip
How old is the child? My answer would vary...

How old is the child? My answer would vary depending on their age.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,002
Posted By debbiedoeszip
Thanks everyone for your advice. I will try to...

Thanks everyone for your advice. I will try to sell some stuff online first. I have about a month before I close down and a lot of the things I'm wanting to sell aren't being used as much or at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,002
Posted By debbiedoeszip
Yard Sale Help!

I'm closing my daycare and I want to have a yard sale to get rid of the toys and equipment. I haven't had a yard sale in almost 20 years and I'm not one for yard sale-ing so I have no idea how to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,501
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I'm also on team restraining order.

I'm also on team restraining order.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,126
Posted By debbiedoeszip
My DS (20yo now) had extreme anxiety as well...

My DS (20yo now) had extreme anxiety as well (like dcg afraid of just about everything). Based on my experience and what therapists told me:

A. Don't modify your day so that she can avoid safe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2017, 05:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,391
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I tell the children that if I have to tidy the...

I tell the children that if I have to tidy the toys up then they are being put away in the laundry room (off limits).

Dcb 2.5 has started saying "I can't" when it comes to doing things he doesn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,226
Posted By debbiedoeszip
When it's accompanied by fever and/or misery, or...

When it's accompanied by fever and/or misery, or I strongly suspect that the child has something dangerous such as TB, whooping cough, etc. Those are the only times I'd send home for cough.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,660
Posted By debbiedoeszip
Something else I'd want to do with SA kids is to...

Something else I'd want to do with SA kids is to buy small appliances and electronics from thrift stores, cut off the cords, give the kids one each with some screwdrivers, and let them take them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,241
Posted By debbiedoeszip
Ditto.

Ditto.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,632
Posted By debbiedoeszip
"If you keep complaining about the other children...

"If you keep complaining about the other children and can't play peacefully with them, then you will have to find something to do by yourself" or "you'll have to have a time out" if playing by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,660
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I don't know what your community is like but I...

I don't know what your community is like but I have been contemplating what I'd do with SA kids during the summer and some of my ideas are to basically take them on walking field trips (one each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2017, 04:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,718
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I don't play much with the kids at any time, and...

I don't play much with the kids at any time, and especially not during nap time. I have a kindy older brother who comes on PA days and when the younger kids are sleeping I'll put on an audiobook for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,532
Posted By debbiedoeszip
My DS also hated it and I didn't force it. He...

My DS also hated it and I didn't force it. He grew up ok but the back of his head is flat LOL.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,558
Posted By debbiedoeszip
During an interview, I go over the most important...

During an interview, I go over the most important parts of the handbook (payment schedule, illness policy, hours, why I'm awesome, etc) and I answer any questions. At the end of the interview, I give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,680
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I'd text or email them not to bring their...

I'd text or email them not to bring their children back. If they have things belonging to their children still at your home then they can bring it up. Have someone there with you when they come to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,191
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I would basically ignore him unless he's doing...

I would basically ignore him unless he's doing something truly positive. If he knocks down someone's blocks, then only address the "victim" and make a bit of a show about it. Don't ask him to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,107
Posted By debbiedoeszip
Here, at most centers and at my home daycare,...

Here, at most centers and at my home daycare, it's a temp of 100+. That being said, I generally don't take a child's temp unless they seem unwell or are unusually tired or not eating.

Does your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,768
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I'm 46 and the only "old school" way of pt that I...

I'm 46 and the only "old school" way of pt that I know of involved long stretches of time spent sitting on the potty and punishment for accidents. IMO and experience, I find that a lot of parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,425
Posted By debbiedoeszip
That's awesome!

That's awesome!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By debbiedoeszip
Yes, you're right, I would take him back. ...

Yes, you're right, I would take him back. Thanks! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By debbiedoeszip
At the time that I called, his eye was still full...

At the time that I called, his eye was still full of sand and I was having no luck washing it out. It was only after calling, and me trying again and causing dcb to start crying, that the sand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I did ask her to come since I wasn't able to wash...

I did ask her to come since I wasn't able to wash the sand out on my own, and he would have flipped the eff out had she tried to leave without him.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I did try to convince dcb to stay (mentioned we...

I did try to convince dcb to stay (mentioned we were having clam chowder for lunch...he's a fiend for clam chowder LOL) but I wasn't sure if I should have been. I don't charge families if I make the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By debbiedoeszip
Sand in eye

Dcb got sand in his eye, and a fair bit of it. I brought the kids in and began trying to wash it out. Not having an eye wash kit, I tried prying the eye open and pouring tepid water over his eye...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,055
Posted By debbiedoeszip
Just based on your first question, I'd not want...

Just based on your first question, I'd not want to work at that daycare. Any daycare that wants to save a few dollars by serving expired food is a crappy daycare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2017, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,045
Posted By debbiedoeszip
They don't have a landline and texting is how she...

They don't have a landline and texting is how she contacts me 50% of the time. I contact her by text about 99% of the time (and only use another method when texting fails). It's dumb of her to not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2017, 04:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,045
Posted By debbiedoeszip
It's just a cold, and not even a really terrible...

It's just a cold, and not even a really terrible one, but I was coughing so often (despite cough meds) that I couldn't fall asleep the entire night. I don't work on zero sleep. When I was working...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,045
Posted By debbiedoeszip
It was super awkward but I called her. Ugh! One...

It was super awkward but I called her. Ugh! One of the few things I miss about working outside of the home is being able to call in sick easily (not only logistically easier but also having 10...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2017, 05:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,045
Posted By debbiedoeszip
DCM Not Responding To Texts

I'm not opening the daycare today due to my own illness. I've left dcm two texts letting her know. Though I only contact her via text, about 50% of the time she calls me (which costs me money,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,335
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I have a 2yo dcg who spoke nothing but French...

I have a 2yo dcg who spoke nothing but French when she started. I just talked and gestured a lot, and though she still doesn't speak much English I can tell that she understands most of what I say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,633
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I love watching tv, but we don't have time for it...

I love watching tv, but we don't have time for it at daycare. Too many other things to do, and I find that most kids tv shows are mind-numbingly boring (for me). My DS was a tv kid and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,633
Posted By debbiedoeszip
We have no screen time during the daycare day,...

We have no screen time during the daycare day, but we stream radio stations and youtube audiobooks on my laptop. No tv here at all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,475
Posted By debbiedoeszip
You do have to be boring to them, and when asked...

You do have to be boring to them, and when asked for help I play dumb as much as I can, or if I do need them to do a certain thing (get ready for outside) then I'm just slow to help. I say "I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,113
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I do also want to say that other than the whining...

I do also want to say that other than the whining or complaining, this all sounds like normal social development (especially the copying). If they aren't hurting anyone or anything, then just ignore.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,113
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I see these behaviours also, but in my 2yos (and...

I see these behaviours also, but in my 2yos (and sometimes the 5yo older brother of one - especially "obsessing" about who got what colour, or whether he got his preferred colour). What I do is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,758
Posted By debbiedoeszip
You still need to have boundaries (consequences...

You still need to have boundaries (consequences when he's too silly or bugging the others). He will figure it out in time (or grow up/out of it). Most of my consequences are logical. If you're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,343
Posted By debbiedoeszip
Gah, this was my own child. I had to have a talk...

Gah, this was my own child. I had to have a talk with him about the true definition of "bully". I told him that it's the use of force or intimidation to make you do something you wouldn't do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,475
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I think that a lot of kids might not be allowed...

I think that a lot of kids might not be allowed to do much at home because a lot of what they come up with on their own seems dangerous, or messy, or noisy, or the parents feel the need to help (or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,475
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I think that I might be a lazy provider because I...

I think that I might be a lazy provider because I put toys out and just sit and watch. I don't initiate activities, though I do have a good variety of toys, small blankets for forts, and active toys...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,734
Posted By debbiedoeszip
There is a provider in my area who provides 24/7...

There is a provider in my area who provides 24/7 care but as a parent I'd be worried about her stress levels and burnout. I'd not want my child with someone who never has scheduled/regular down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2017, 06:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,579
Posted By debbiedoeszip
This issue seems to be pretty common. My 2yo dcg...

This issue seems to be pretty common. My 2yo dcg has been constipated since she started here (8-9mo) and mom has just been advised by doctor to give her some kind of chewable gummy that contains...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,758
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I don't normally use or advocate time outs, but...

I don't normally use or advocate time outs, but in his case it might be appropriate. Basically, you need to take away his audience, and removing him from the group/table might do that. He's the kid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,068
Posted By debbiedoeszip
Are they ok with him having cheese and yogurt? ...

Are they ok with him having cheese and yogurt? If so, then I think that him drinking water and not having milk is fine. If not, then I don't think that I'd be comfortable with not serving anything...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,719
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I find what also works for me here is giving...

I find what also works for me here is giving alternatives (rather than time outs). Ex. "You can't jump on the couch but you can jump as high as you want from the floor." or "You can't rip books, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,719
Posted By debbiedoeszip
IME, she sounds like she is bored and also needs...

IME, she sounds like she is bored and also needs more physical activity, and you seem to already know that she needs consistent boundaries and consequences. Any chance of spending most of the day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,252
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I have a dcg (just turned 2) who, after about 6...

I have a dcg (just turned 2) who, after about 6 months of care, is starting to melt down over everything (and sometimes nothing). For her, I think that it's just a stage as her parents initiated a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,920
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I had a client who wanted to visit the daycare...

I had a client who wanted to visit the daycare prior to committing to see what it was like here. I did allow it (for one hour) but one visit turned into two and a request for a third (which I didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,268
Posted By debbiedoeszip
Omg, this all the way LOL!

Omg, this all the way LOL!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,263
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I have one parent who is actually on maternity...

I have one parent who is actually on maternity leave but brings her DD part time for socialization (or a break LOL). I'm very close to calling her pick up but mostly because her DD isfairly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,263
Posted By debbiedoeszip
Yes, it very much is a headache :( Thanks for...

Yes, it very much is a headache :( Thanks for letting me know about your policy. I'm legally unlicensed but I do try to follow what a licensed daycare would do. Most days I'm winging it though LOL.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,263
Posted By debbiedoeszip
Water Issues

A water main broke in town and the city is asking that we not use the water until it's fixed. Additionally, there is now a boil water order. I'm going to stay open for the rest of the day as I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,272
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I would leave the toys thrown in for the whole...

I would leave the toys thrown in for the whole day. I know you don't think that it's fair to the other kids but I think that it's the only way that the thrower will learn (and it's a great object...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,143
Posted By debbiedoeszip
What do you mean that they won't find something...

What do you mean that they won't find something to do? What are they doing instead?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,143
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I don't think that you are doing anything wrong. ...

I don't think that you are doing anything wrong. I kind of think that with the age group that you care for (and so do I) that this is the nature of the beast. When you are the parent, you watch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,324
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I'm also thinking that it's hormonal. I had...

I'm also thinking that it's hormonal. I had pretty good skin as a teen and into my adult years. Then I got pregnant and my skin was a mess. I figured that once I had my DS and my hormones got back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,557
Posted By debbiedoeszip
My crying cut-off is one hour. That's a lot of...

My crying cut-off is one hour. That's a lot of sustained crying for a child. That being said, I don't term, I just send home for the day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,855
Posted By debbiedoeszip
For some people, confronting others (with extra...

For some people, confronting others (with extra fees) is not and will not ever be something they can do without massive anxiety. Your DH sounds like he might be one of these people. I am as well...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,038
Posted By debbiedoeszip
Up at 6am and depending on the day will drink...

Up at 6am and depending on the day will drink coffee and surf the net until 6:40 or 7am. Thirty minutes to shower, other hygiene, dress. Bring laptop downstairs to daycare room (to stream music). ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,028
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I wouldn't get rid of difficult dress up items. ...

I wouldn't get rid of difficult dress up items. How will they learn if they can't practice. We need to learn to fend off their requests for help. I tell my dckids to "Work at it.", and then I turn...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,028
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I don't help children unless it's something I...

I don't help children unless it's something I want or need them to do (put on outdoor clothes, tidy up, etc). Otherwise, they can either struggle and succeed, or struggle and give up until their...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 03-06-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,042
Posted By debbiedoeszip
Ditto.

Ditto.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2017, 05:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,792
Posted By debbiedoeszip
There are two licensing agencies in my area (of...

There are two licensing agencies in my area (of Ontario Canada). One is Family Space (formerly Ontario Early Years) and the other is Wee Watch. Family Space requires the provider to have a sub...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,209
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I'd have him play a little away from the other...

I'd have him play a little away from the other children and/or keep him within arms reach of an adult. And I'm with the other posters who suggest more sleep. It's very early to give up morning nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,680
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I used something like this with my DS. ...

I used something like this with my DS. Clotrimazole cream (Canesten) and hydrocortisone cream together. Parents bring their own creams for their children and so I've never used this combo on a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,894
Posted By debbiedoeszip
The rules are likely different, but where I live...

The rules are likely different, but where I live (Ontario, Canada) you are only allowed to have 2 children under the age of two in your care (your own included). That's the rule for both licensed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,684
Posted By debbiedoeszip
My house is a bungalow and the daycare space is...

My house is a bungalow and the daycare space is on the lower level. At one end of the playroom is a kitchenette (fridge, counter, microwave; cooked food is made in advance upstairs and reheated in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,597
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I get tons of sand and grass in the playroom when...

I get tons of sand and grass in the playroom when it isn't winter. I keep one of those lightweight electric brooms handy and get it out a couple of times during the day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,085
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I don't do screen time at all during the daycare...

I don't do screen time at all during the daycare day. Mostly because I didn't want the fight that would happen between the kids, and when it would be time to turn it off. They don't need it so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2017, 04:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,899
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I'm in Canada and our prices might be different...

I'm in Canada and our prices might be different here but I found the price of nap mats and cots to be very high ($100+ for each) and so I ended up buying crib mattresses for the toddlers and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,081
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I would just keep telling him that he's being...

I would just keep telling him that he's being rude/disrespectful. If it's happening during play and it continues then I'd also have him go play at another station or area. If he's doing it during,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,517
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I call for pick up after an hour of crying. That...

I call for pick up after an hour of crying. That is some serious separation anxiety your dcg has got going on. I get that some parents don't have the option to either stay home or hire a nanny, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,473
Posted By debbiedoeszip
It's completely normal and worksheets for that...

It's completely normal and worksheets for that age group aren't developmentally appropriate (learning should be play-based, with the children playing and socializing together). Let her colour the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6,204
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By debbiedoeszip
My vent is about crafts. My oldest dckid is 27...

My vent is about crafts. My oldest dckid is 27 months old. Dcp asked if I keep their crafts because she was hoping to have some cute crafts to take home. Child has just turned 2 yo and is capable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,442
Posted By debbiedoeszip
It does sound like they need more physical...

It does sound like they need more physical activity (vs just being tired). It also sounds like there is a lack of impulse control (a bit more than typical) going on with one or more of the kids. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2017, 02:28 PM
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Posted By debbiedoeszip
I have had parents say lots of dumb stuff to me...

I have had parents say lots of dumb stuff to me and I just make non-committal noises and change the subject. I don't take anything personally.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,292
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I have some seasonal decor that I picked up from...

I have some seasonal decor that I picked up from Party City and Dollarama (so lots of snowmen, snowflakes, etc), and I have kid-friendly art that I bought from Value Village. The art work is funky...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,438
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I had a non-napper yesterday (PA day at school;...

I had a non-napper yesterday (PA day at school; he's the older brother of my FT dcb). I had him (just turned 5) do some non-messy art (colouring, cutting, etc), reading, let him listen to an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,756
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I would be terminating. If I couldn't terminate...

I would be terminating. If I couldn't terminate (do you work for a center?), then I'd be shadowing and keeping him away from the other children. His words may not leave bruises but they are still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,160
Posted By debbiedoeszip
She's telling you that she needs to be by your...

She's telling you that she needs to be by your side at all times so that you can stop her from taking toys, being physically aggressive, and bossy. She needs "lessons" on how to interact with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2017, 12:30 PM
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Views: 1,162
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I'd probably put him on the spot when he opens...

I'd probably put him on the spot when he opens his mouth. To "Nobody", I'd say, "Hey *Smart Alec's Name*! Let's see if you can do a forward roll. Get over here and help me demonstrate". Make him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 43,604
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I'd say that she isn't ready to potty train and...

I'd say that she isn't ready to potty train and neither is her brother (for whatever reason). Age is just a number, and if you were describing the behaviour of a newly turned 2 yo then you wouldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,695
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I don't ask parents what they do during...

I don't ask parents what they do during interviews, but I require payment in advance of care so it weeds out those who aren't sure if they can afford my fees. If I ever ask about employment it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2017, 10:26 AM
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Views: 8,834
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I put mine in a bucket and fill the bucket with...

I put mine in a bucket and fill the bucket with hot water, a couple of drops of dish detergent, and a splash of vinegar. Let them soak for about ten minutes, then rinse them off with more hot water...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,724
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I'd terminate as well, though I would cool down...

I'd terminate as well, though I would cool down first.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,059
Posted By debbiedoeszip
Basically you can't and you won't. You can't...

Basically you can't and you won't. You can't completely eliminate viral infections during cold and flu season. There are measures that can be taken to either lessen the number of them that you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,245
Posted By debbiedoeszip
This is the reason why I'm seriously...

This is the reason why I'm seriously contemplating only providing care to SA children. Always a conflict with parents about napping due to the little one giving parents a hard time at bedtime. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,330
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I don't require doctor visits unless I suspect...

I don't require doctor visits unless I suspect something especially virulent (chicken pox, measles, etc).

Like schools and daycare centers here, if a child is unwell then I send them home. If I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I would give the child 30 minutes to fall asleep,...

I would give the child 30 minutes to fall asleep, and then if child is still awake I would call parent for pick up. If parent wants child to attend your daycare then she will ensure that the child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,967
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I would absolutely exclude a child who vomits, no...

I would absolutely exclude a child who vomits, no matter what other factors may be at play. I'm in the process of tightening up my own sick policy after losing three days income (actually more but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2016, 05:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 863
Posted By debbiedoeszip
Sick vent

I'm super sick with a cold and double ear infection. I caught this cold from one of the dckids, who passed it not only to me but to literally everyone one else (kids and parents). Today is the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,290
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I don't have a cut off time and I would probably...

I don't have a cut off time and I would probably only talk to the parents about the non-napping if the child was disruptive or noisy during nap. I would then give them the option of getting her up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 907
Posted By debbiedoeszip
Yes, I would absolutely put her back in diapers. ...

Yes, I would absolutely put her back in diapers. She is really not ready. I know this because my DS would hold it too if I sent him to daycare in undies (at their request, to force the issue). She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,451
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I have a 21 month old dcg who can be pretty...

I have a 21 month old dcg who can be pretty defiant and become very angry, which can then become a crying fit. I ignore the anger, but if it becomes a crying fit then I'll slowly walk over and start...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,515
Posted By debbiedoeszip
I'm in Canada and I'm soooo jealous of the prices...

I'm in Canada and I'm soooo jealous of the prices at your walmart. That one would be double the price, at least. Sooooooo jealous.
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