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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,100
Posted By Greenshadow
No he has never been in care before. Maybe I will...

No he has never been in care before. Maybe I will say something about them doing at home what Im doing here. Good idea.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,100
Posted By Greenshadow
I have only had him 3 days. Not 8 weeks. I am...

I have only had him 3 days. Not 8 weeks. I am sure dad is holding him. I know that mom is a doctor and works night shift and sleeps day shift. So it's dad. Regardless, Im sure he is being held and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,100
Posted By Greenshadow
New 20 MO Old Boy SCREAMS During Nap Time

I have a set group of kids here that I've had for over a year. I decided to take in one more so I now have a 20 month old boy. He has only been here for three days but Im at my wits end when it comes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,261
Posted By Greenshadow
Putting Posters Lower Problem

I have a little 2 yr old boy who every time I put posters up closer to the floor, he tears them up. Every time. So it makes it hard to do circle time with them because I have to put them so high!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,862
Posted By Greenshadow
I guess I run my business, because its small, on...

I guess I run my business, because its small, on a more personal level. I am open and honest with my parents because they'd know something was up and ask anyway. I have a 3 year old; he'd end up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,862
Posted By Greenshadow
LOL. I do not see a whole lot of fighting or...

LOL.

I do not see a whole lot of fighting or bickering that will be going on with this divorce. Its something thats been brewing for a while now. Im just at a place in my life where it makes sense...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,862
Posted By Greenshadow
Divorce Concerns

I am planning on a divorce in the near future. I would like to ask those of you who are providers that have had a divorce while being a provider, did it hurt your job to be dealing with a divorce?
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,471
Posted By Greenshadow
What do you use the superyards for? I have one...

What do you use the superyards for? I have one and its in the shed. I never use it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,814
Posted By Greenshadow
I have a family for whom Ive been caring for...

I have a family for whom Ive been caring for their son for a year. The mom just had another baby and I care for him now too. My policy covers all kids regardless of age so I didnt have to redo any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,295
Posted By Greenshadow
One of my families is military. They are...

One of my families is military. They are concerned they wont get paid. I will take their children if they dont get paid because Ive had them for over a year and I trust that when they DO get paid,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,653
Posted By Greenshadow
Whats even better, and Im not sure if Chrysler...

Whats even better, and Im not sure if Chrysler offers it anymore, but we bought the extended warranty and its LIFETIME for every single thing aside from what we add ourselves and it doesnt cover oil...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,471
Posted By Greenshadow
Storage!!! I dont just mean the big shelving...

Storage!!! I dont just mean the big shelving units. I mean the baskets and trinket things to put craft pieces in and to hold extra smaller sized toys. I love anything wooden so puzzles and those bead...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,979
Posted By Greenshadow
These are funny!!! :) I had a mom come over...

These are funny!!! :)

I had a mom come over with her daughter for an interview and I was introducing my three boys to her. My oldest is 15 and I was telling her his name and his age and all that....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,069
Posted By Greenshadow
Tables?

I have a table that I use right now for childcare. I like it but its a real dining table that my husband cut the legs down. I use step stools for chairs for the 2-3 year olds. It seems to work but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,653
Posted By Greenshadow
I have a Chrysler Town & Country and I can fit 3...

I have a Chrysler Town & Country and I can fit 3 carseats in the 3rd row. I have the Touring Edition so the 2nd row are 2 captains chairs so I fit 5 carseats altogether. If Im not using the backrow,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2011, 04:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,275
Posted By Greenshadow
I give milk for meals and water for snacks and in...

I give milk for meals and water for snacks and in between. I buy Motts juice for the kids but they dont get it very often. Maybe if we go to the park or something. I never buy the Capri Sun's anymore...
Forum: Curriculum 04-01-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,703
Posted By Greenshadow
Curriculum Questions

I am currently using Mother Goose Times for my kids but its too old for them. I know they have a infant/toddler addition to it but I dont like that I have to pay extra for it. They should have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,387
Posted By Greenshadow
I have a breastfed baby that I care for full...

I have a breastfed baby that I care for full time. Ive had him since he was 6 wks old. We had to go through a few bottles before we found one that he likes. Normally what I do is put some piping hot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,650
Posted By Greenshadow
Im not saying that certain living conditions...

Im not saying that certain living conditions would require certain shoes. Im just saying! In a normal neighborhood heading to a normal little park down the road where there are no snakes or forest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,650
Posted By Greenshadow
I guess its just me then. Crocs and/or sandals...

I guess its just me then. Crocs and/or sandals dont always cause accidents. A regular pair of shoes can cause an accident. Having no shoes on can cause an accident. Isnt that why they call them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,650
Posted By Greenshadow
Ive had ONE incident in the last 5 years. I guess...

Ive had ONE incident in the last 5 years. I guess Ive just always had kids that dont trip or wear unsafe shoes. LOL.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,354
Posted By Greenshadow
The reason I have a problem with this is because...

The reason I have a problem with this is because if my parents dont trust me with their kids, why have me as their provider? I would hope that the parents trust me and know that I would never force...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,560
Posted By Greenshadow
My entire downstairs in the my daycare. I look at...

My entire downstairs in the my daycare. I look at it like this: My daycare brings in half of our income. It takes up alot of space and there's no way I can hide it all. I have small tables and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,650
Posted By Greenshadow
Wow. I dont care what shoes the kids wear. I am...

Wow. I dont care what shoes the kids wear. I am really not that interested in their shoes anyway. As long as they fit and arent too big or too small. I dont micro manage that much of my daycare all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,384
Posted By Greenshadow
I buy the Minute Maid juice boxes. They are...

I buy the Minute Maid juice boxes. They are actually boxes of juice; not pouches. I open them with scissors and pour them into sippy cups for trips. I think Minute Maid just came out with the 1/2 gal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,876
Posted By Greenshadow
I bought an old trunk at the Goodwill and stocked...

I bought an old trunk at the Goodwill and stocked it full of halloween costumes as well as "real" clothes too, like hats and scarves and shoes! The trunk has a lock on it to keep it open while...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,755
Posted By Greenshadow
Here it is. I knew I had it saved somewhere! ...

Here it is. I knew I had it saved somewhere!

22 VAC 40-111-570. Determining need for additional caregiver.
A. The provider shall ensure that a caregiver does not exceed 16 points by using the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,755
Posted By Greenshadow
There is a point system. Im in Virginia too. Let...

There is a point system. Im in Virginia too. Let me find the form. I know I have it saved somewhere.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,365
Posted By Greenshadow
I have 3 boys of my own plus I have 3 daycare...

I have 3 boys of my own plus I have 3 daycare boys and 1 girl! I did just get a call yesterday for a girl though. That'd be nice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,749
Posted By Greenshadow
When the dryer bar first came out, I bought one....

When the dryer bar first came out, I bought one. That was before they had time limits on them! LOL!! Mine lasted for literally 6 months and I am a family of five and do lots of laundry! About a year...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 03-21-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,558
Posted By Greenshadow
Its worked out great (the dry erase board)...

Its worked out great (the dry erase board) because the parents check it on their way out the door everyday. Most questions are answered by the board. I write down if someone needs a change of clothes...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 03-21-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,558
Posted By Greenshadow
I used to do a daily report on paper but I dont...

I used to do a daily report on paper but I dont anymore. Now I have a dry erase board on the wall by the door. I write down the bottles that the baby has had and what the kids ate for meals as well...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,100
Posted By Greenshadow
She showed up this morning and didnt say a word...

She showed up this morning and didnt say a word about it. Not a word. Nothing.

She showed up this afternoon to pick them up and we had just pulled up in the wagon from being at the park. She asked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,100
Posted By Greenshadow
Hahaha. No. Unfortunately. Its not.

Hahaha. No. Unfortunately. Its not.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,434
Posted By Greenshadow
Normally when a parent shows up during naptime, I...

Normally when a parent shows up during naptime, I let them know when the child was changed last and if they'd like me to change him/her real quick, I can. In case they arent going right home and need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,100
Posted By Greenshadow
She sent me an email last night and tried to...

She sent me an email last night and tried to attach the photo of the diaper but the attachment didnt come through. This is what she wrote " Tell me what you think. This is the craziest diaper I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,100
Posted By Greenshadow
Thanks for all the comments and suggestions. ...

Thanks for all the comments and suggestions.

The boy just turned 2. He is not ready to potty train. Its nothing like that. The mom came early to pick him up and I felt him to see if he needed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,100
Posted By Greenshadow
I have a separate fb page that isnt my personal...

I have a separate fb page that isnt my personal one that my parents belong to. Thats where she wrote it. Not on the Wall but a private message. I dont know why she didnt just call me to address it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,100
Posted By Greenshadow
Dishonest

Why is that parents are always trying to discredit their caregivers?

A mom that Ive had her kids in my care for a year now decided to not call me about a situation but email me via facebook to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2011, 04:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,215
Posted By Greenshadow
I just switched my daycare kids to mats. I used...

I just switched my daycare kids to mats. I used the mats from the pack n plays for them to sleep on on the floor now. They've all transitioned perfectly! Even the little boy who rolls around and used...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,596
Posted By Greenshadow
Yes thats probably what I'll do. Just have a...

Yes thats probably what I'll do. Just have a small cup of milk for him and a couple crackers. Nothing to leave with but something to have to wake him up while mom gets here. Then mom can have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,596
Posted By Greenshadow
I do talk through her and I ignore the comments...

I do talk through her and I ignore the comments she makes.

Update: I called her and asked her if things are going okay today for her. I noticed she was in a funky mood and wanted to be sure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,596
Posted By Greenshadow
Wishy Washy Mommy

I have a little boy that Ive been watching for almost a year now. Ive gotten to know them well and the mom and I get along great. The weird thing is some days it seems like she comes in in a bad mood...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2011, 03:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,665
Posted By Greenshadow
My sister and I were just discussing this...

My sister and I were just discussing this yesterday. Unless you've worked in a daycare and a preschool enviornment, its hard to understand why this school did what they did.

They ask that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,781
Posted By Greenshadow
I have a little boy like this right now too....

I have a little boy like this right now too. Drives me crazy too. Ive come to the realization that I can only do with him what I can do. So I make sure he is fed and has a clean diaper and when he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,341
Posted By Greenshadow
This is what is commonly referred to as "Nice...

This is what is commonly referred to as "Nice Nasty" in my family. Works like a charm most of the time. LOL.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,240
Posted By Greenshadow
I used to do the daily reports too but found that...

I used to do the daily reports too but found that parents werent reading them. I know this because alot of times the next day the parent would say something about if the child had pooped yesterday or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,490
Posted By Greenshadow
Normal I think. My temperature has always been...

Normal I think. My temperature has always been 96.8, which was always funny when normal is 98.6! I also have a low blood pressure number so Im cold alot. LOL.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,074
Posted By Greenshadow
The screamer has been with me for almost a month...

The screamer has been with me for almost a month now and he's still screaming. I think thats plenty of time for him to transition and he just isnt.

The issue with the carseat is that this little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,074
Posted By Greenshadow
Need Advice Please

Right now I have my own son who is 3 1/2. I have two boys that just turned 2 years old, a 4-mo old infant boy, who is brothers with one of the two year olds, and a 14 month old. The 14 month old boy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,292
Posted By Greenshadow
I use Provider and Parent/Guardian too. I try to...

I use Provider and Parent/Guardian too. I try to be as specific as I can and "Family" doesnt sound very specific to me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,160
Posted By Greenshadow
My parents pay on Mondays. If I think about it,...

My parents pay on Mondays. If I think about it, I'll ask them for payment that morning when they drop off their child otherwise I get payment when they pick up. I havent had an issue with any of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,902
Posted By Greenshadow
I havent used a dishwashing machine in over two...

I havent used a dishwashing machine in over two years. Ours broke and we completely gutted our kitchen and got a brand spankin' new one and I barely used it. LOL. We dont have cable at all but do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,107
Posted By Greenshadow
You can double up socks that fit their feet and...

You can double up socks that fit their feet and they will probably fit their hands. Thats what Ive done in the past. Clean ones, of course. Typically the size of your hand is close to the size of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,181
Posted By Greenshadow
I got all four kids within 3 weeks of opening. I...

I got all four kids within 3 weeks of opening. I advertised on CL and Care.Com.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,718
Posted By Greenshadow
I totally agree with your reply. I love the clock...

I totally agree with your reply. I love the clock idea as well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,815
Posted By Greenshadow
We did laminate flooring throughout our last...

We did laminate flooring throughout our last house. After doing it all, we really didnt like it. It was SUPER slippery!!! (The kids LOVED it for that reason but what a scare for safety). It was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,718
Posted By Greenshadow
...and we wonder, after reading some of these...

...and we wonder, after reading some of these posts, why our parents hire attorney's to scare us and dont give cards or say they are sorry for things that happen to us. I think alot of daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,718
Posted By Greenshadow
I guess Im a little different. I have one mom...

I guess Im a little different. I have one mom that does come and stay for 10 minutes or so, but I dont mind it. If I have somewhere to be, I tell her and she respects that. This is my business but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,908
Posted By Greenshadow
I think Im alot like Baybee is. I clean as I go...

I think Im alot like Baybee is. I clean as I go because thats what Ive always done and its natural for me. That doesnt mean Im cleaning all day but I only allow so much mess at a time. There are toys...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,049
Posted By Greenshadow
I am trying to come to an agreement with my dcb...

I am trying to come to an agreement with my dcb who is 14 months old. When he gets extra fussy because I have to leave his sight, which is alot because he's not the only one in my care, I put him in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,613
Posted By Greenshadow
I have three boys of my own: 14, 9 and 3. Only...

I have three boys of my own: 14, 9 and 3. Only the 3 yr old is home with me all day.

Daycare Kids:
2-Two year olds (6:45am-5pm & 8am-3:30pm M-F))
1-One year old (6:30am-5pm, M-F.)
1-4 month old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,116
Posted By Greenshadow
Thanks. I did tell her that it was two of the...

Thanks. I did tell her that it was two of the children but she doesnt know what two there are. (I only have five in my care and one is an infant so its not difficult to do the math, but I didnt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,116
Posted By Greenshadow
Accident Reports?

Do you give out an accident report if a child gets hurt in care? I had a dcb, the screamer, get pummeled by two 2 year olds today. It was an accident but it hurt the dcb's eye enough to bruise it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,597
Posted By Greenshadow
The daycare is my entire downstairs. I do not...

The daycare is my entire downstairs. I do not want the daycare children intruding on any of the rooms upstairs where we live and our kids rooms are, etc. I dont think thats fair to them. So I have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,597
Posted By Greenshadow
Thanks for the suggestions. I have my daycare in...

Thanks for the suggestions. I have my daycare in my downstairs of my townhouse. All three pnp's are in the same room as I only have two main rooms down there to use. The other is used to eat and do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,597
Posted By Greenshadow
Screamer Is Still Screaming

Ive had screamer now for one solid week. He is a wreck. Part of the problem is that he is tired. He is 13 months old and normally naps at home twice a day. I tried giving him an a.m nap but the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,367
Posted By Greenshadow
Im in an area with all four branches of the...

Im in an area with all four branches of the military. They all live and work around this area. All of my DCK's are self pay. I did live in a small town in California where all of my DCK's were state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,762
Posted By Greenshadow
Yep I wanna know too. :)

Yep I wanna know too. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,762
Posted By Greenshadow
Everyone here pays by check. On occasion, they...

Everyone here pays by check. On occasion, they pay with cash but thats on them to do. I have a fee if a check bounces. To this date, Ive never had that happen. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,984
Posted By Greenshadow
My son turned 3 last August. He participates in...

My son turned 3 last August. He participates in the daycare all day, by his own choice. There are some times when he will retreat upstairs to play trains in his room but for the most part, he stays...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,926
Posted By Greenshadow
My day has been SO LOUD!! This new little boy...

My day has been SO LOUD!! This new little boy that I have still wont let me leave his sight, literally! So everytime I have to, he screams bloody murder!!! I have a 3 month old in my care so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,961
Posted By Greenshadow
I do not provide wipes or diapers. The parent is...

I do not provide wipes or diapers. The parent is responsible for this as every parent is different and has their own opinion on what they want for the children. I have one parent who does everything...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,925
Posted By Greenshadow
I use the receipt book from walmart too. I dont...

I use the receipt book from walmart too. I dont give receipts because all of my parents pay with a check and have told me they dont need one. I do write a receipt out everytime though and save it in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,626
Posted By Greenshadow
I have a family now where I watch both of their...

I have a family now where I watch both of their boys. They are in my care from 6:30 until 5pm M-F. The kicker is that the father actually gets off work at 3pm and could come and pick them up but he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 16,533
Posted By Greenshadow
Haha. I love how she mentioned the 2nd floor is...

Haha. I love how she mentioned the 2nd floor is available for rent. LOL.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,997
Posted By Greenshadow
Im just outside of Virginia Beach.

Im just outside of Virginia Beach.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,997
Posted By Greenshadow
I have a family who just had their second baby. I...

I have a family who just had their second baby. I do not give a sibling discount. They never argued it or bothered to find other care. My rate is high but its still cheaper than a center, which most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,411
Posted By Greenshadow
Thats whats happening here. I turn my back and Im...

Thats whats happening here. I turn my back and Im still in sight and he starts screaming. Dont even get me started at what happens when I even head toward the front door!! (Not that Im leaving, just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,411
Posted By Greenshadow
Thats kinda what I thought to. That it would stop...

Thats kinda what I thought to. That it would stop after a bit. I do know that this little boy has been in 3 daycare homes since June. I think he's having a trust issue and a stranger issue. I did...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,867
Posted By Greenshadow
Well its your daycare. If its one thing Ive...

Well its your daycare. If its one thing Ive learned over the years of doing childcare, dont let the parents run your business for you. I have the kids I have because I have to have them. My husband...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,411
Posted By Greenshadow
New 13 Month Old Boy - Cries Constantly!!

I have a new little boy that started in my care yesterday. I know he's new but he cries every single time I leave the room. Even for a second. Even if I just turn around and dont leave the room but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,642
Posted By Greenshadow
I dont have a rice table but I have a big bin...

I dont have a rice table but I have a big bin that I use for sensory. I put it on the small table they eat at and that way its level with them. When I put it down on the floor, they started dumping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2010, 06:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,509
Posted By Greenshadow
I talked to my dcm who breastfeeds her baby and...

I talked to my dcm who breastfeeds her baby and she said to make sure she gets up at night to pump her milk since its producing it and her baby isnt needing it at that time. She needs to build up her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,509
Posted By Greenshadow
I have a baby boy who is 2 months old and he...

I have a baby boy who is 2 months old and he drinks (breastfed milk) about 21 ozs during his stay with me every day. He never goes below 20 ozs in a day but sometimes goes up to about 23 or so. He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2010, 04:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,687
Posted By Greenshadow
I went into Kmart, of all places, and found that...

I went into Kmart, of all places, and found that they sell napmats. They are the ones that fold into thirds and store away neatly. You can put a sheet on them easily. They are great for kids to nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,808
Posted By Greenshadow
I dont know how to PM on here yet. How do I know...

I dont know how to PM on here yet. How do I know if Ive hit 100 posts or not? I will have to look around and see if I can find that answer. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,758
Posted By Greenshadow
Years ago, this used to irk me to no end. Not...

Years ago, this used to irk me to no end. Not anymore. I even have one daycare mom who pays a full-time rate even though her son comes part-time just so she can get errands done without him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,222
Posted By Greenshadow
I had a hiccup or two recently too. I had four...

I had a hiccup or two recently too. I had four families for a total of 4 kids. One family ended up getting free childcare from a friend who didnt work so that was one down. I do have a lady next door...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,184
Posted By Greenshadow
My changing table is in the living room. The kids...

My changing table is in the living room. The kids nap in the living room too so I guess you can say its in the main area of the daycare. My entire downstairs is my daycare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,828
Posted By Greenshadow
I have a Wii Fit Plus and I do it about 3x a week...

I have a Wii Fit Plus and I do it about 3x a week while the kids play and do it with me! They love to see all the exercises and will try them with me. We also take walks every few days around the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,885
Posted By Greenshadow
I totally forgot about this craft!!! Thank you...

I totally forgot about this craft!!! Thank you for posting it! Im doing this with my kids tomorrow! YAY!!! :) :) :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,303
Posted By Greenshadow
Wow. Im actually shocked to hear that so many...

Wow. Im actually shocked to hear that so many providers actually have a laptop or computer or some sort of internet capable device ON during business hours, minus naptime!

I have my computer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,216
Posted By Greenshadow
I have four kids in my care not including my own...

I have four kids in my care not including my own 3 year old, so five total. In my state you can have up to five without a license so Im at my limit. I enjoy keeping it small. The parents do too....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,719
Posted By Greenshadow
I do not charge a deposit. Normally a signed...

I do not charge a deposit. Normally a signed contract for me when the child will start is sufficient for me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,000
Posted By Greenshadow
I appreciate all the advice. I think that I will...

I appreciate all the advice. I think that I will say something very general to her and I will not mention any specific terminology as I am not a doctor of any sort but I do know odd behavior when I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,000
Posted By Greenshadow
I have had parents say things too. Just little...

I have had parents say things too. Just little comments sometimes. He does have alot of odd behaviors though.

Another example: When a parent comes to pick up their child and leaves, he gets VERY...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,000
Posted By Greenshadow
Is It Autism? And Do I Say Something?

I have a child in my care that I believe has something going on with him. I have a niece that has Aspergers Syndrome so I know alittle about this but not a whole lot. This little boy in my care has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,592
Posted By Greenshadow
Ive been doing childcare for 10 years and Ive...

Ive been doing childcare for 10 years and Ive never had an issue with a parent coming back to clarify something Ive said because it wasnt written down. Maybe I've just been lucky but normally parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,592
Posted By Greenshadow
What program are you using for electronic...

What program are you using for electronic payment? Is that for only parents who are subsidized?

I agree on the philosophy stuff too. I used to have that in my contract and I took it out a few...
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