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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,772
Posted By tulip1969
I had the same dilemma as you a few years back. ...

I had the same dilemma as you a few years back. I started by limiting the number of free sick days to 3 per year. They are then required to pay. My new clients will have no free sick days but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,511
Posted By tulip1969
CONGRATULATIONS!! So happy for you!:):):):)

CONGRATULATIONS!! So happy for you!:):):):)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,512
Posted By tulip1969
I am a former director of a daycare center and I...

I am a former director of a daycare center and I will tell you EVERYTHING these ladies say is true. The overhead is crazy and the owner of my center made NOTHING for herself until 4 years after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,304
Posted By tulip1969
It went very well. The inspector found three...

It went very well. The inspector found three things I need to do. My deck rail was six inches too low around my pool. Only 4 sections of rail and a gate so hubby will take care of that. They want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,304
Posted By tulip1969
Inspection Advice Please!

My very first fire/safety inspection is today at 2:00. I am so nervous! Any advice? Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,257
Posted By tulip1969
So you are actually a center, not a home...

So you are actually a center, not a home provider? Best of luck to you! Stand your ground and charge those late fees. If the parents see you bending the rules for one family they will expect it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,543
Posted By tulip1969
I am in NY. I turned in my paperwork about a...

I am in NY. I turned in my paperwork about a week ago and have already received phonecalls from the inspector and fire inspector. We made appointments for next week! It is moving much faster than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,119
Posted By tulip1969
I am watching the clock and thinking of you...

I am watching the clock and thinking of you today. Sending good vibes your way for an awesome inspection with a very short list to follow!!! Don't forget to e-mail me all about it. I'm sure you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,434
Posted By tulip1969
I would just say "after observing him for the two...

I would just say "after observing him for the two days I had him, the parents and I have decided he is just not a good fit here". If you don't say something they may think the parent pulled their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,102
Posted By tulip1969
Opening A Can Of Worms!

Well I mailed my daycare registration application this week. I have been in the childcare business (teaching, daycare center, etc) for over 17 years and working out of my home for the past three. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,317
Posted By tulip1969
I actually like both of your options. If you...

I actually like both of your options. If you really like these kids and parents you should give them the option of finding someone to fill the days they do not come.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,551
Posted By tulip1969
I wouldn't do it unless I suspected abuse or was...

I wouldn't do it unless I suspected abuse or was positive that she had way too many kids at once. After all you have a daycare too and she might retaliate against you even though you are doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,235
Posted By tulip1969
It sounds to me like this is what happened: ...

It sounds to me like this is what happened:
Sister-in-law has no life
She is jelous that you are taking a trip
She hears your son has a runny nose
tells you he can't be watched by her mother...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,284
Posted By tulip1969
Yes, always remember a child that has something...

Yes, always remember a child that has something stuck in their airway is usually silent. If you are not watching you will not know it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,106
Posted By tulip1969
Hole In His Heart??

I have had this 2 year old DCB for the past year and he has always had a terrible cough. In the bginning of the year they were told by their doctor that it was from reflux. They put him on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,246
Posted By tulip1969
I am up at 5:45 coffee and computer time ...

I am up at 5:45
coffee and computer time
Straighten the main floor of the house
Get myself dressed and my sons clothes layed out
Make my own kids lunches
My first kid arrives at 7:15
I eat when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,285
Posted By tulip1969
This is such a sad post. I would have to term...

This is such a sad post. I would have to term this family if it were me. I could not look that woman in the face. Her attitude and actions makes me sick! I am so sorry you have had to listen to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,115
Posted By tulip1969
Wow Congrats! Thank you so much for sharing...

Wow Congrats! Thank you so much for sharing that. My first inspection will be next month and I am so nervous. Love to hear about the good ones!:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,160
Posted By tulip1969
I charge the same for all ages. I would hate for...

I charge the same for all ages. I would hate for my income to shrink once the kid turns a certain age. I like to know what my pay will be each month.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-13-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,981
Posted By tulip1969
Hi Nicolle! I am in Suffolk county as well! I...

Hi Nicolle! I am in Suffolk county as well! I just finished my paperwork and am submitting it today! Did you go through the childcare Council of Suffolk? How long did it take to hear back from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,801
Posted By tulip1969
She knew darn well what she was doing! I would...

She knew darn well what she was doing! I would send her an E-mail that you saw her page and would greatly appreciate her taking off the picture of your crafts and any other information she got from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,216
Posted By tulip1969
I never thought of having circle time at the...

I never thought of having circle time at the table. Great idea! That's why I love this forum!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 49,771
Posted By tulip1969
Foundations childcare

Foundations childcare
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,414
Posted By tulip1969
Not sure if you have an A.C. Moore near you but...

Not sure if you have an A.C. Moore near you but that is where I got mine.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,485
Posted By tulip1969
I never read the "diarrhea mystery" post but my...

I never read the "diarrhea mystery" post but my DKB definitely does NOT get diarrhea from the gummies. They make him go normally. If someone got diarrhea from them either the mom was giving him too...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,485
Posted By tulip1969
I had a little boy who we tried EVERYTHING with. ...

I had a little boy who we tried EVERYTHING with. When he turned two the doctor told his mom to buy "Pedia Lax Fiber Gummies". They are made by "Fleet" and I think she buys them at CVS. These have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,414
Posted By tulip1969
Wilton sells a wrap that you wrap around the...

Wilton sells a wrap that you wrap around the outside of your pan that keeps the batter level. Maybe you could try that. You can buy it at a craft store that sells Wilton. I have one because I bake...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,396
Posted By tulip1969
when I announced that I was opening a daycare I...

when I announced that I was opening a daycare I got the same reaction from family members with kids. They all said "oh, I'll send my kid to you." I decided to send an e-mail to all family with kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,020
Posted By tulip1969
It is the Friday before the week off for me. I...

It is the Friday before the week off for me. I swear the kids must know it too! 2 kids didn't nap and 1 kid took a 1 hour when she usually takes at least two. Oh well, 2 hours to go! Happy Friday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,800
Posted By tulip1969
I had a DCB (also 2 years old) do the same thing...

I had a DCB (also 2 years old) do the same thing this morning. I said "do you want to lye down in your crib" he said "yes". He did kep on crying and I just checked on him every few minutes and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,644
Posted By tulip1969
1 large package of diapers 1 large package of...

1 large package of diapers
1 large package of wipes
2 full changes of clothes (shirts, pants, socks, onesies)
1 container of formula and/or frozen breast milk for emergency use
If baby is on jar...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 21,616
Posted By tulip1969
Since you already spoke to the director and it...

Since you already spoke to the director and it doesn't involve anything really serious I don't think you should worry.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,281
Posted By tulip1969
I have the same as you! I go by my kids school...

I have the same as you! I go by my kids school schedule and we have spring recess!! YEAH!! 2 days left after today!!:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,122
Posted By tulip1969
I only do daycare while school is in session so I...

I only do daycare while school is in session so I send home notices in March with a deadline to guarantee their spot for next year. I also require three full days pay (150.00) when they register...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,796
Posted By tulip1969
When I was a pre-k teacher I had a three year old...

When I was a pre-k teacher I had a three year old tell his parents I made him sit in the corner and hit him with wooden spoon:eek: I had an assistant in my room at the time and she stood by me and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,805
Posted By tulip1969
I am just like you and get paranoid over way too...

I am just like you and get paranoid over way too much. I would call her and see if you can get a feel for what is going on. Tell her you missed her child and want to make sure he is coming in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,345
Posted By tulip1969
It all depends on the size you get. Some you can...

It all depends on the size you get. Some you can use a standard crib sheet on. The ones I use I stick a twin sheet on. It is big but I just tuck it underneath.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,796
Posted By tulip1969
I don't think there is anything wrong with doing...

I don't think there is anything wrong with doing it. It is not like you are looking to wear low cut blouses around the daycare kids and show yourself off or anything. You sound like you have a very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,003
Posted By tulip1969
Stuck On One Question....

I have been filling out my huge packet of questions to register my daycare and I am stuck on one last question. Guess I don't know exactly what they are looking for. Thought I would ask some of you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,361
Posted By tulip1969
The state I work in does not allow "time out". ...

The state I work in does not allow "time out". They say it draws too much attention to the child and the others go home, tell their parents, and the repeat offenders wind up being labeled "the bad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,404
Posted By tulip1969
It sounds like you financially need to keep this...

It sounds like you financially need to keep this child around and the mom is not really helping with this problem. In this case I would only tell the mom if he physically hurts another child. If it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,535
Posted By tulip1969
I always take out my "handbook" and go through it...

I always take out my "handbook" and go through it to make sure I have not left anything out. I do not read it to them but use it as my guide. I then let the parent take it home to read through on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,904
Posted By tulip1969
Wow, there are some strange moms out there.:eek:

Wow, there are some strange moms out there.:eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,897
Posted By tulip1969
I have a little girl who is 27 months that starts...

I have a little girl who is 27 months that starts rubbing her eyes and asking for a nap around 10:30 at least twice a week. She looks sooooo tired that I feel terrible and put her in. Then, like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,115
Posted By tulip1969
Where I live on L.I. the children have to be on...

Where I live on L.I. the children have to be on the same floor as I am. The thinking is if there is a fire I can get them out much quicker. I have 2 kids in my dining room and 2 in my den all in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,781
Posted By tulip1969
I am so sorry you had to go through all this...

I am so sorry you had to go through all this today :( That really sounds like a horror! I pray all is well with your sick little ones and you get to rest this weekend. (((HUGS))) to you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,236
Posted By tulip1969
advice please!!

So the other day I decided to switch my little ones (27 month olds) to rest mats. Made them nice and comfy with a fitted sheet, their usual blankets, loveys, etc... I used to work in a center and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,079
Posted By tulip1969
Never an issue for me. I even told them if they...

Never an issue for me. I even told them if they are running late and don't have time to change them just bring them and I will change them later. I have the best parents around. They hardly ever do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,214
Posted By tulip1969
I have had sib groups in the past and loved them....

I have had sib groups in the past and loved them. The only thing I did wrong was to not charge for sick days and every time one was sick they both stayed home. DUH! That was my first year though...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,287
Posted By tulip1969
Do you have children in school? If so, do you...

Do you have children in school? If so, do you keep them home when you yourself are sick and they are well? In my opinion the same holds true for daycare as for school. If I am paying for my kid to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,504
Posted By tulip1969
Too funny!:lol:

Too funny!:lol:
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-30-2011, 03:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,638
Posted By tulip1969
:DWelcome! :D

:DWelcome! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,837
Posted By tulip1969
Looks good to me as well. Friendly and to the...

Looks good to me as well. Friendly and to the point.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,488
Posted By tulip1969
I had the same exact thing happen a few months...

I had the same exact thing happen a few months ago. The dad admitted to me that the baby did the same thing for him so I am wondering if the dad of your baby is really telling you the truth. Does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,169
Posted By tulip1969
I had an interview last Tuesday and did not hear...

I had an interview last Tuesday and did not hear back from her until yesterday (Monday) that she wants the spot. I spent all the days inbetween worrying about what she didn't like and it turned out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,045
Posted By tulip1969
Sometimes I think the doctors are the ones at...

Sometimes I think the doctors are the ones at fault as well. My daughter had RSV when she was 3 months old and the Dr. told me very mater-of-factly. I was a new mom and never having heard of it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,762
Posted By tulip1969
I had this problem with a daycare baby when she...

I had this problem with a daycare baby when she first started. I would squeeze the nipple and let the milk spray lighly into her mouth so she got the taste of it (it was the pumped breast milk). ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,494
Posted By tulip1969
That REALLY stinks! Just remember how important...

That REALLY stinks! Just remember how important you are to the children you care for. You are their "other mommy" to them and you are doing a GREAT job. Hold your head up high and hopefully things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,169
Posted By tulip1969
All Day Crier...Advice Please???

So I have this baby that cries all day. She is 7 months and has been here for 4 months. She has been checked by a doctor and is perfectly healthy and fine she just cries unless she is being held. ...