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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 215,390
Posted By Jenjo
We were having some work done on our sprinkler...

We were having some work done on our sprinkler system the other day. 4 yo dcg was very interested in watching them work and talking their ears off. She was telling one of the boys working that her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,185
Posted By Jenjo
Talking of older PG movies and there language,...

Talking of older PG movies and there language, one Friday for our special movie day I let them watch "Harry and the Hendersons" thinking I saw this when I was a little girl and it was cute. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,185
Posted By Jenjo
Movie Choices For Children

Every Friday we watch a movie for quiet time, It is a day the kids really look forward to. I was going through the instant netflix movies, 6yo DCG sees Scary Movie 2 and says hey that is a good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,217
Posted By Jenjo
She might get better she just might be excessive...

She might get better she just might be excessive right now because she is trying to adjust to being there the whole time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 879
Posted By Jenjo
Need Ideas

I need some ideas. I am closing my daycare at the end of this summer, but some of the children are leaving my care in a couple of weeks. I want to give them some type of a gift, but I am not sure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,254
Posted By Jenjo
What if you just offered a preschool for 2-3...

What if you just offered a preschool for 2-3 hours a day. A four year old class and a three year old class. MW could be four year old class TTh could be 3 year old class. That might not work in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,611
Posted By Jenjo
I have two of my own children that were very...

I have two of my own children that were very small but the doctors usually just had me give them whole milk for longer and maybe add some instant carnation or pediasure to there diets. I did those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,397
Posted By Jenjo
She sounds like a girl who needs some kind of...

She sounds like a girl who needs some kind of control in her life. Give her choices that you can live with. "You can come and do this activity with us or you can sit and pout in the corner". Don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 18,037
Posted By Jenjo
Have some fun summer time themes inside. Example...

Have some fun summer time themes inside. Example a beach theme. Get some beach balls, make lemonade, lay out a blue blanket or tarp for the ocean. They could put chairs around it and pretend they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,809
Posted By Jenjo
I have two DCB 6 and 7 that I have watched for...

I have two DCB 6 and 7 that I have watched for two years. When they are not here things are just more pleasant, all of the kids seem happier, I am happier and free play is just more enjoyable. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,868
Posted By Jenjo
I know how you feel. That is how I felt...

I know how you feel. That is how I felt yesterday when my DH was gone to another meeting for another volunteer thing. My DH is gone a lot after work because he volunteers for a lot of stuff. I...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-11-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,344
Posted By Jenjo
What to Keep?

I am getting ready to quite daycare but I wonder what papers do I need to keep and for how long.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,587
Posted By Jenjo
I hope you get feeling better!!

I hope you get feeling better!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,002
Posted By Jenjo
I love discount school supply good stuff cheap...

I love discount school supply good stuff cheap and comes in the mail fast, and back to school sales for me.
Forum: Curriculum 03-29-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,818
Posted By Jenjo
Have him google "outdoor games children" he will...

Have him google "outdoor games children" he will find plenty of ideas!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 289,541
Posted By Jenjo
Good Parents

Last night I was thinking how blessed I am to have such good parents. I have done daycare for 10+ years and have had such good parents through that time. Only a couple difficult ones. They love...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,438
Posted By Jenjo
The grass is always greener on the other side:lol:

The grass is always greener on the other side:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,438
Posted By Jenjo
Hurry Up Spring!

It has been a long day, I think the kids are sick of this winter weather. We go outside but it is so muddy, cold, and just yucky we can't stay out too long. We are so ready for spring around here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,126
Posted By Jenjo
I have been doing daycare for 10+ years. When I...

I have been doing daycare for 10+ years. When I started it was only to be temporary, I had never even considered this as a career. I am quitting because I want to try something different. Also my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,025
Posted By Jenjo
Put different actions ex: hop on one foot,...

Put different actions ex: hop on one foot, jumping jacks, crawl etc. Or pictures of different animals, into a bag or container. Let them choose one out (kids love doing this) then they each have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,500
Posted By Jenjo
Thanks for all of the comments. I agree with all...

Thanks for all of the comments. I agree with all of you children need to work through their own play and not be entertained. I do use the "go Play toys" and find it does work quite well most of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,500
Posted By Jenjo
Entertainment Specialist

Do you ever feel like some kids expect you to just sit and entertain them all day?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,375
Posted By Jenjo
This is my favorite blog for art projects with...

This is my favorite blog for art projects with kids of all ages.
www.artfulparent.typepad.com/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,682
Posted By Jenjo
This last summer was the worst one for me,...

This last summer was the worst one for me, because of my SA, I am quitting completely at the end of summer this year but I already told the SA parents I will not watch any of them this summer. Mine...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,912
Posted By Jenjo
Thank you everyone for your ideas. It is so...

Thank you everyone for your ideas. It is so helpful! :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,912
Posted By Jenjo
How Do You....

How do you facilitate creativity with you daycare children? I feel mine lack creativity. What do you do to help your kids be more creative?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,446
Posted By Jenjo
Arguing With Me!

I have a six year old Dcb that argues with me anytime I ask him to do anything. I end up losing my temper sometimes. I don't know what to do.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,940
Posted By Jenjo
Don't You Just Love It When.......

Don't you just love it when a child comes during rest time! There goes rest time today!
:mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,483
Posted By Jenjo
A child at the age of 4 should be 75%...

A child at the age of 4 should be 75% intelligible to a non caregiver or non family member. When he says something incorrectly just say what he said but correctly. ex. I want eeza for lunch say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,921
Posted By Jenjo
We made a triangle for the kids to paint green,...

We made a triangle for the kids to paint green, then the next day they were given things to decorate their Christmas tree stuff like sparkly balls, macaroni, string, ribbon, whatever you think will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,059
Posted By Jenjo
This is probably bad, but I let the kids watch a...

This is probably bad, but I let the kids watch a 30 minute show while I do a 20 minute exercise program on the computer from hulu or I do my elliptical. We all are in the same area so I can still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,880
Posted By Jenjo
Breakfast: No one here Lunch: egg salad...

Breakfast: No one here
Lunch: egg salad sandwiches (all complained), green beans, applesauce and milk
Snack: cheese, crackers, and apple slices.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,233
Posted By Jenjo
Dealing with school age children. There just is...

Dealing with school age children. There just is not enough help on that.

I would come with no incentive if I felt the class would really help me.

I like Weekend mornings.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,318
Posted By Jenjo
I started doing daycare when my oldest was a baby...

I started doing daycare when my oldest was a baby that was 12 years ago. I thought I would only do it for about a year and a half while my husband finished school. Things didn't work out that way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,376
Posted By Jenjo
Another Napping Question

I have a kindergartner that is here during our 1 hour rest time, he falls asleep every time, but will not go to sleep for his mom at night time. Do I let him stay in another room and play quietly or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,994
Posted By Jenjo
I have that problem too. I just say we will eat...

I have that problem too. I just say we will eat a snack in so much time, then I help them find something to do. I think sometimes they are just bored.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,906
Posted By Jenjo
I use blogger, blogspot from gmail. You can make...

I use blogger, blogspot from gmail. You can make it private so only people invited can read it. I really enjoy it. I also have parents sign a paper saying I can put their child's picture on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,095
Posted By Jenjo
I have to admit that I do use TV, but I am trying...

I have to admit that I do use TV, but I am trying to use it less and less. The only time I struggle and use it too much is when my school age boys are here. I just don't know what to do with them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 289,541
Posted By Jenjo
Well I am done with kids today and tomorrow I...

Well I am done with kids today and tomorrow I leave for a week long cruise. Yay for me!! Oh I so need this break.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,917
Posted By Jenjo
boxes and blankets.

boxes and blankets.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 289,541
Posted By Jenjo
All 6 kids are asleep and it did not even take...

All 6 kids are asleep and it did not even take one hour. :)
Forum: Curriculum 08-23-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,740
Posted By Jenjo
I don't do a curriculum, We just play, paint,...

I don't do a curriculum, We just play, paint, color, read, explore and play some more. Some of the kids do go to a preschool down the street from me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,975
Posted By Jenjo
One time I made a storybook for the kids at...

One time I made a storybook for the kids at shutterfly that had pictures of them doing different stuff over the three years that I watched. I used the story "Cookies Week" by Cindy Ward as my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 289,541
Posted By Jenjo
School starts Monday:D

School starts Monday:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 289,541
Posted By Jenjo
School starts on Monday, I have almost made it!...

School starts on Monday, I have almost made it! :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 289,541
Posted By Jenjo
Oh that is so sweet that is what makes this job...

Oh that is so sweet that is what makes this job all worth it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,451
Posted By Jenjo
I have done this for about 9 years now and it is...

I have done this for about 9 years now and it is not something I love never have but at the same time I do enjoy those aha moments like lilbutterfly said and I love being home with my children. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 289,541
Posted By Jenjo
I have the day off and I only have two weeks...

I have the day off and I only have two weeks until school starts yay:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 24,208
Posted By Jenjo
Thank you Crystal your comments make the most...

Thank you Crystal your comments make the most sense too me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,516
Posted By Jenjo
www.artfulparent.typepad.com/ I really like this...

www.artfulparent.typepad.com/ I really like this blog for art ideas, they are simple and child centered.

We did a craft that was fun. Take a paper plate, you or the child punch holes around...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,920
Posted By Jenjo
Only 13 more work days but I am taking 2 of those...

Only 13 more work days but I am taking 2 of those days off, that means only 11 more full work days:) I am so excited, I just might make it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 289,541
Posted By Jenjo
Yay I am getting the day off to spend with my...

Yay I am getting the day off to spend with my family! So happy!:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 39,153
Posted By Jenjo
I have really good parents who keep their...

I have really good parents who keep their children home when they don't go to work usually. I do have one single dad that does not. It makes me sad because I know how much those kids want to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 37,510
Posted By Jenjo
It is sad how much I charge but the rates here in...

It is sad how much I charge but the rates here in my small town are crappy.
15.00 dollars a day for 2 and up
17.00 dollars a day for under 2
Up to 8 hours over that it is an additional 2.50 an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,346
Posted By Jenjo
I have some kids like that too. I get frustrated...

I have some kids like that too. I get frustrated when they either sit around doing nothing or chasing each other inside and knocking the little kids down. We have an old xbox that they are only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,474
Posted By Jenjo
I have had this happen in my home, luckily the...

I have had this happen in my home, luckily the boys mom had come to pick him up just before it happened. But it was his first. His mom had had some when she was little. We did call the ambulance...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,473
Posted By Jenjo
Oh all of this sounds so familiar. I have 4...

Oh all of this sounds so familiar. I have 4 dcboys that are SA. They sound just like the girls arguing about everything. They can not get a long. If I let them try to work it out on their own it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,085
Posted By Jenjo
I know how you feel my SA kids will be running...

I know how you feel my SA kids will be running around inside and then we go outside and they sit there not knowing what to do. It drives me completely insane! For me I have found the station idea...
Forum: Curriculum 07-14-2010, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,063
Posted By Jenjo
You can come up with great lesson plans using the...

You can come up with great lesson plans using the internet, so many authors have websites now and you can sometimes find great ideas on their websites of things to do to go a long with certain books.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,329
Posted By Jenjo
Backtalking

How do you handle back talking in your daycares.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2010, 07:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,969
Posted By Jenjo
One thing I do is have all of the kids lay on...

One thing I do is have all of the kids lay on their mats and then we listen to two books on tape and then turn on some music. That seems to work really well for me. Most of the kids are asleep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,975
Posted By Jenjo
Closed for the holiday yay :)

Closed for the holiday yay :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,749
Posted By Jenjo
Thank you for the ideas I appreciate the help!

Thank you for the ideas I appreciate the help!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,749
Posted By Jenjo
Constant Fighting

I have four dcboys ages 5-8 who fight constantly and I mean knock down drag out fighting. I am at my wits end please if you have any advice I would gladly take it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,775
Posted By Jenjo
I have 4 of my own and up to eight dck! 4 of the...

I have 4 of my own and up to eight dck! 4 of the dcboys fight constantly. This post made me smile it is nice to know others feel the same way as me. I am TIRED! When does school start again?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,468
Posted By Jenjo
I would love some advice on a better schedule...

I would love some advice on a better schedule mine is not working
9:00 Breakfast
10:00 outside play
11:30 prepare lunch eat lunch
12:30 quiet time
Clean up
3pm snack
Outside
5pm outside
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,228
Posted By Jenjo
#1 I would not worry about it yet. There are...

#1 I would not worry about it yet. There are things you can do to help him with his speech like reading to him, point out things and give them their names, when he says something even if it is...
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