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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 666
Posted By storybookending
Iíve also found that taking off your shoes in the...

Iíve also found that taking off your shoes in the house or keeping them on seems to be a regional thing. No one where Iím from keeps shoes on in the house but when a friend of mine and I went on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By storybookending
I still have my large doll house pictured below...

I still have my large doll house pictured below and so many accessories for it and the kids play with that daily.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By storybookending
I had this same one as a child and although my...

I had this same one as a child and although my mom sold all of my little tykes stuff (and cried about it for years because she regretted it) I was lucky enough to find one when I was first starting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 557
Posted By storybookending
I had a child today that was not feeling well....

I had a child today that was not feeling well. She said she felt like puking within 5 minutes of being dropped off by another mom from 4K. She never did puke but I texted mom and she came and picked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By storybookending
I would stick to your policy. Did you or mom...

I would stick to your policy. Did you or mom give him any meds causing the fever to go down?
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-11-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 704
Posted By storybookending
Interested to see if this was resolved

Interested to see if this was resolved
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By storybookending
I also have rain gutter shelves upstairs,...

I also have rain gutter shelves upstairs, pictured below.

Down stairs I am actually currently in the process of converting a closet that is off of the main play room into a book nook. It is not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By storybookending
Are you napping in an actual crib? Is the...

Are you napping in an actual crib? Is the mattress on its lowest setting to dropped all the way to the floor? I see moms on Instagram and blogs dropping it all the way to the floor to prevent them...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-04-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By storybookending
Whatís a return? :lol: ;)

Whatís a return? :lol: ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 300
Posted By storybookending
Make them sit :p

Make them sit :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5,019
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 517,043
Posted By storybookending
My mom is 50 in a few weeks :p

My mom is 50 in a few weeks :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5,019
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 517,043
Posted By storybookending
Yeah my parents talk about how this is how it...

Yeah my parents talk about how this is how it used to be all the time! I was born in 91. But for the record almost all of my high school memories are already gone as well :lol: If I vaguely remember...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5,019
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 517,043
Posted By storybookending
Treats are welcome here but they will ALWAYS be a...

Treats are welcome here but they will ALWAYS be a PM snack. We had a family wedding a few weeks ago that both my cousin and I stood up in. She also runs a daycare and she closed the Friday before and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5,019
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 517,043
Posted By storybookending
According to the sign in the first child arrived...

According to the sign in the first child arrived today at 7:45. By 8:07 all 4 of them had thrown some sort of tantrum. TGIF hoping the snow holds off until later tonight so I can take a little 45...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By storybookending
I have a whole list of ďsomedayĒ items. Iím...

I have a whole list of ďsomedayĒ items. Iím currently focused on converting a closet to a book nook. I have it all painted and I have two of the 4 shelves hung that are going to house my curriculum...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By storybookending
Could you blame it on the food program? That...

Could you blame it on the food program? That youíre required to have so much of each item on hand for each child and are ending up with a ton of waste. Like even if you donít participate tell them...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 02-26-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By storybookending
BC wondering if you would also be willing share...

BC wondering if you would also be willing share with me. Iíll have two infants starting in the Fall and while they are both currently enrolled families I did not start one until after 6 months and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,096
Views: 206,437
Posted By storybookending
Me: ďNope, itís nap time now you know the rulesĒ ...

Me: ďNope, itís nap time now you know the rulesĒ
DCG4: ďand the drillĒ
Me: *thinks a minute*
YOU KNOW THE DRILL, IíM DYING LAUGHING HAHAH
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By storybookending
I would for sure remove the books from him until...

I would for sure remove the books from him until he can handle himself with them. My youngest is 17 months and he is pretty good by now sometimes I will just catch him bending them while carrying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By storybookending
I have two nap rooms, an over 2 room and an under...

I have two nap rooms, an over 2 room and an under 2 room. I have 5 kids in the first room and 1 in the under two room currently. I go in get them tucked in, turn their music and fan on and leave....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By storybookending
I recently (January) started an after school kid...

I recently (January) started an after school kid that is almost 7. I swore I would never enroll a school aged child but mom had no where else for him to go after an awful experience at an after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5,019
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 517,043
Posted By storybookending
I live in the very large 8-12 inch band.... OVER...

I live in the very large 8-12 inch band.... OVER THIS. Weíve already had almost 40 inches just since February 1st! I know I live in WI but DAMN this is over the top extreme even for here. Iím getting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By storybookending
One of my current 2 year olds was exactly like...

One of my current 2 year olds was exactly like this and he still sucks at sleeping. He was a serial cat napper from the time I got him (12 weeks) until he wasn8 or 9 months old. Honestly he still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 556
Posted By storybookending
School is out here today (isnít always its a...

School is out here today (isnít always its a scheduled personal development day for teachers) so one of my usual 4 Monday kiddos is gone but the other 3 are still here and all have both parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By storybookending
I think it would depend on location. I would look...

I think it would depend on location. I would look into if any churches in your area have gyms. Thereís one in my area that a friend of mine ran a basketball coaching business (player in a pro league...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 590
Posted By storybookending
I had strep a few weekends ago. Itís pretty rare...

I had strep a few weekends ago. Itís pretty rare but not impossible for toddler aged kids/babies to catch. Itís way more common with school aged kids. I actually got it from a mom, her child never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By storybookending
I loveeee my robot vacuum. I bought the deebot...

I loveeee my robot vacuum. I bought the deebot brand as it had similar ratings to a Roomba but was cheaper. I love it so much I bought the same brand for my mom for Christmas. She also loves it. Hers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By storybookending
My (original families) are also at a cheaper rate...

My (original families) are also at a cheaper rate but only $2 less a day. I honestly like easing into my work week having the two gone on Mondays so I am okay with what I have going currently. If I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By storybookending
Dear DCPs Daycare will be closed on Monday...

Dear DCPs

Daycare will be closed on Monday February 18th. Sorry for any inconvience this may cause.

Thanks,
Provider
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By storybookending
Technically 4 of my 6 kids pay this way...

Technically 4 of my 6 kids pay this way currently. I donít get paid if they are sick of take vacation. I also donít take lid vacations for them whether it be a holiday or days I close for personal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 862
Posted By storybookending
I recall getting off the bus in the late 90s or...

I recall getting off the bus in the late 90s or early 00s (I was 10ish my sister was 8ish). My bus driver said it didnít look like anyone was home. I told her no one ever was when we got off. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 862
Posted By storybookending
Also thought I would add another story. I bought...

Also thought I would add another story. I bought a playhouse this summer from an online Facebook group. It was a daycare day so I couldnít leave my house until after 5 and the woman I was buying it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 862
Posted By storybookending
I live in a community where a lot of people donít...

I live in a community where a lot of people donít even lock their doors at night, let alone during the day. I went to get my taxes done Monday night and my garage door wouldnít go down bc of snow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By storybookending
Thanks I think we will try this! Seems simple...

Thanks I think we will try this! Seems simple enough!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By storybookending
I like the Valentine with the ripped paper. I...

I like the Valentine with the ripped paper. I have never used contact paper before. Do you just have them stick stuff to it and then put another peice over the top and then cut into the shape of a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By storybookending
The centers in my areas are insanely profitable....

The centers in my areas are insanely profitable. That being said itís still not something I personally would ever consider.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By storybookending
If you are working in a center and they are...

If you are working in a center and they are making you clock out for breaks but also making you work that is illegal. I myself working from home watch Netflix while the kids nap while doing my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By storybookending
Speaking as someone with a late August birthday...

Speaking as someone with a late August birthday (cut off is September 1st in my state) I WISH that my mom had held me back and I had been a year younger in school that I ended up being this making me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By storybookending
Not in MI but in WI. I made the decision to close...

Not in MI but in WI. I made the decision to close tomorrow. Frost bite can set in in under 4 minutes at the temps predicted at AM drop off tomorrow. My house is older and Iím already concerned about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By storybookending
I typically do drop offs as cash only paid at...

I typically do drop offs as cash only paid at drop off (although I have been lax at the “at drop off” part as my only drops ins are typically my neices/nephews/goddaughter). You could adopt this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By storybookending
Iím with BC on this. My one teacher mom never...

Iím with BC on this. My one teacher mom never brings her child on no school days though. Tomorrow is supposed to be record setting cold here. I informed all families today that if school is cancelled...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By storybookending
The two infants that I will be starting have...

The two infants that I will be starting have older siblings already in care so I would just need to add the unborn siblings to the contract. I have never taken a deposit from anyone but maybe that is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By storybookending
No one has even asked yet about payment I just...

No one has even asked yet about payment I just want to be prepared for when it comes up or bring it up first and be like okay here is the date the spot is open and here is what you owe. Both moms...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By storybookending
Does anyone that doesnít hold spots or that...

Does anyone that doesnít hold spots or that charges a holding fee have a form or letter theybuse to explain it?

I have two pregnant moms and two spots opening up on September 3rd. Neither will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By storybookending
When I was at a center names were never kept...

When I was at a center names were never kept confidential. Lists were emailed all the times with kids names and sometimes ages when field trips would come up and stuff. I would ask your director.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By storybookending
ah gotcha thatís also a good +2.5 hours from...

ah gotcha thatís also a good +2.5 hours from where I am. Legit 2-2.5 hours from everything lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By storybookending
I am dealing with the same thing (mine will be...

I am dealing with the same thing (mine will be about 3 weeks apart, start dates next fall after I age two out to Kindergarten and all of my others will be +2) and honestly I prefer two infants at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By storybookending
Ah man a couple hours north of GB I have NO idea...

Ah man a couple hours north of GB I have NO idea what itís like up there. Iím in central WI.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By storybookending
I know you have lived here previously are you...

I know you have lived here previously are you going back to the same area? In my area a lead at a center is lucky to get $10-$11 an hour. New centers are struggling as McDonalds and target are paying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By storybookending
I have a half page word document that is set up...

I have a half page word document that is set up like this

Providers name:
Providers address:
Providers EIN:
Parents names:
Child’s names:
Total tuition paid:
Parents signature: ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By storybookending
My current youngest is 16 months (tomorrow) and I...

My current youngest is 16 months (tomorrow) and I started him at 6 months so I havenít had a baby baby in a long time. I have two (barely) pregnant moms and while I love babies I donít love babies in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 749
Posted By storybookending
I didnít even know that not providing meals was a...

I didnít even know that not providing meals was a thing that people do until I found this forum. Providing meals is what I grew up with attending daycare and what everyone that I personally know does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By storybookending
I have read about similar cases to what BC has...

I have read about similar cases to what BC has mentioned with accepting Venmo payments. I have a hairdresser that accepts Venmo. Iím honestly shocked the company itself (Venmo) cares about things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By storybookending
I just have it as a personal account

I just have it as a personal account
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 583
Posted By storybookending
No. It is not a side affect of choosing to do...

No. It is not a side affect of choosing to do daycare from our homes. It is flat out disrespect and lack of parenting. I would verbally tell mom that if she allows it to happen again that she will no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By storybookending
I switched all families to Venmo (one family...

I switched all families to Venmo (one family doesnít have smart phones) this past Fall and it has been great. All of my parents love it. There is no fee if you do the standard transfer.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 401
Posted By storybookending
I have 4 baby gates in my house and they are all...

I have 4 baby gates in my house and they are all regalo. I love them. Two are standard doorway lengths and two are extenders, although no where near as wide as the one CH posted. My kids do not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By storybookending
My niece had this and a clogged tear duct...

My niece had this and a clogged tear duct unclogged at the same time when she was about the same age or maybe even a bit younger and I had her the next day and she was fine. Honestly she couldíve...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-03-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By storybookending
Hey Tom I have seen you post about this before...

Hey Tom I have seen you post about this before and knew about it but can you tell me the reason why a phone or the T/S% cannot be deducted as a business expense? Like what is the actual wording on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By storybookending
Oh yes I knew this I put the Fitbit on my shoe...

Oh yes I knew this I put the Fitbit on my shoe when out with the daycare kiddos. Sometimes I forget and I get cranky hahaha or pushing the cart in the grocery store I always try to leave one arm...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-02-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By storybookending
I didnít even know that this was a thing. I meet...

I didnít even know that this was a thing. I meet with my tax person and he doesnít do anything in front of me. Itís actually weeks before I get the call that they are ready. I am switching this year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By storybookending
I have worn a Fitbit every day for the last 4...

I have worn a Fitbit every day for the last 4 years. I do about 6,500 steps daily during daycare hours doing in home in the winter. In the summer months it is a bit higher as we spend longer outdoors...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By storybookending
I would say based on that rule no. It’s...

I would say based on that rule no.

It’s says you can have up to 10 kids with no more than 4 being under age two. So you can have 9 or 10 but no more than 4 can be under age 2.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By storybookending
Tracking my non daycare hours for sure. I havenít...

Tracking my non daycare hours for sure. I havenít done this in the past even though I know Iím entitled to and should be. I would always do it for a week here or a week there but nothing consistent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By storybookending
I would honestly doubt mom was even being...

I would honestly doubt mom was even being truthful about the viewing service if he died last night at 5PM. I find it hard to believe that the funeral home worked through the night and finished an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By storybookending
I slept for almost 13 hours last night and am...

I slept for almost 13 hours last night and am feeling better and maybe even adventurous enough to eat some actual food today. All I had yesterday was 9 crackers and a bottle of sprite
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,091
Posted By storybookending
F1: two kids, $200 cash and a handwritten card ...

F1: two kids, $200 cash and a handwritten card

F2: homemade wall hanging/picture frame.. super cute and personal

F3: bottle of wine and restaurant gift card

F4: havenít seen as I took an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By storybookending
I have failed, called for pick up at 11AM. Really...

I have failed, called for pick up at 11AM. Really did think I could do it as I felt better this morning. Still havenít eaten but just the smells of diapers and lunch were enough for me to give the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By storybookending
I am today. I got sick last night about 3 times....

I am today. I got sick last night about 3 times. Vomit and diarrhea sorry TMI. I thought it was something I ate as I did overdue it last night but then I had a mom text that her child was having the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-20-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,096
Posted By storybookending
Hoping the OP returns with an update

Hoping the OP returns with an update
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By storybookending
Awesome thanks for sharing

Awesome thanks for sharing
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By storybookending
Ugh I wish I had read your line about being sick...

Ugh I wish I had read your line about being sick to your stomach reading the article because I am feeling that way now too. I feel like I read someone on here from Missouri post that their licensing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 723
Posted By storybookending
Tell her in person at pick up tonight and also...

Tell her in person at pick up tonight and also hand her a letter.

ďDear DCM

Today is Johnnyís last day of care. Your contract is terminated effective 12/18/31.

Signed,
Provider.Ē

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By storybookending
If a parents calls inquiring about care but I am...

If a parents calls inquiring about care but I am full I just jot down some basic info. Name of child, birthday, hours of care needed etc and I say I will call them if anything changes. I donít waste...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-15-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By storybookending
Awesome thanks Tom!

Awesome thanks Tom!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-14-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By storybookending
Receipts

This is probably a stupid question.

When I shop at Walmart I have always used the savings catcher app. Basically if there is a lower advertised price in your area the app gives you that money...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By storybookending
Two weeks dry AT DAYCARE is a pretty common...

Two weeks dry AT DAYCARE is a pretty common practice on this forum. I donít care what they do at home, itís a sanitary issue. Yuck.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By storybookending
Maybe Iím alone here but I donít see how this is...

Maybe Iím alone here but I donít see how this is disrespectful and I donít see any way mom couldíve said this with malicious intent :confused: I just see it as part of the job, kiddos age out, some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
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Views: 285
Posted By storybookending
I had this go through here last Spring. My sib...

I had this go through here last Spring. My sib set family was exposed to it on a Monday while they werenít in care and I sent them home that Friday with fevers. Two other kids caught it and I...
Forum: Curriculum 12-12-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By storybookending
Cut center of plate out to make santa faces? Glue...

Cut center of plate out to make santa faces? Glue cotton balls for beard and red construction paper for a hat?
Forum: Curriculum 12-12-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By storybookending
Have you done the one where you cut out the...

Have you done the one where you cut out the center of a paper plate to make a wreath? Thatís a super easy one.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-12-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,096
Posted By storybookending
I just thought of the no printer/computer thing...

I just thought of the no printer/computer thing because I myself update polices and have families resign every new year and my own printer isnít working so I havenít got them to the families yet. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By storybookending
BC or CH. I have seen you post about this 24/48...

BC or CH. I have seen you post about this 24/48 hour rule and I am curious as to how it is worded in your handbook. I havenít had any parents push the limits on sick kids yet but I know itís common...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 588
Posted By storybookending
I have a young cousin who had this and they never...

I have a young cousin who had this and they never did diagnose her with anything. Sheís 6 now and it still happens occasionally.

My concern here is that itís not just the child but also the mom.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 497
Posted By storybookending
We are not the parents of these children and this...

We are not the parents of these children and this decision is not ours to make. I am only okay with this if the mother has been contacted and told if not picked up by X time I will be offering the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 497
Posted By storybookending
I think this is a tough one. I feel it is the...

I think this is a tough one. I feel it is the parents choice which one they choose and I would not have offered formula if the mom had specifically said not to. I would however had called mom for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By storybookending
I had a mom do this and it wore off on its own...

I had a mom do this and it wore off on its own with continuous washing before rubbing alcohol was necessary. I only had one on bottles at the time and didnít need them labeled anyways so it was fine.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By storybookending
The picture I saw advertising them for daycare...

The picture I saw advertising them for daycare had them on cups. The color coded cups work just fine for me. Was curious what some of you with +10 kids do for cups. I have a max of 8 but with ages...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By storybookending
Has Anyone Seen These?

Saw these advertised in my sponsored ads on Facebook today with the tag line ďgreat for daycareĒ. I think itís a clever idea and if you could customize the 4 pack thatís $12 with 4 different names...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-11-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,096
Posted By storybookending
I find it odd that she doesnít have the policies...

I find it odd that she doesnít have the policies to give. Does she just not have access to a printer or a computer maybe?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,031
Posted By storybookending
Needavaycay where you at girl? Second year in a...

Needavaycay where you at girl? Second year in a row Iíve stolen her ideas from the previous year.

Let me preface this by saying that I have a wonderful group of parents that are all so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By storybookending
Ah I saw this yesterday and forgot I was going to...

Ah I saw this yesterday and forgot I was going to share!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By storybookending
Are his days in care consecutive and consistant...

Are his days in care consecutive and consistant or is it more of a MWF deal or different each week? That could be part of the problem but honestly sounds more to me like the parents are probably...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By storybookending
I am unsure on the specifics on if he just slept...

I am unsure on the specifics on if he just slept through the alarm or what happened. He said he remembers nothing. They air lifted him to Madison and it was a few days before he was conscious. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By storybookending
My moms ex step brother almost died of this last...

My moms ex step brother almost died of this last year. He was saved when his now wife loggged into their security system after getting an alert as she was 3 states away and saw him passed out on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By storybookending
I have a basic wooden rocker, the kids are not...

I have a basic wooden rocker, the kids are not allowed to sit on it. They can only sit on the couch when the tv is on after nap. Iíve found I donít sit in my rocker when I donít have any young...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By storybookending
I am hoping to be able to do this with my...

I am hoping to be able to do this with my families but I donít have it in writing just in case my financial needs change.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By storybookending
Tons of old Halloween costumes and props. We once...

Tons of old Halloween costumes and props. We once had shoes but theyíve all broken. I actually went to the store on like November 6th and got so many brand new Halloween costumes 90% off!

The fav...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By storybookending
CH I assume it is the lines you used under the...

CH I assume it is the lines you used under the questions being so long and unable to be broken up that are making it go so wide.

Thank you for sharing what you use. I have been thinking of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By storybookending
We had flurries and maybe one inch that stuck a...

We had flurries and maybe one inch that stuck a couple weeks ago but itís all gone now, just single digit temps with windchill keeping us inside. I find it crazy hearing about snow storms like this...
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