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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 601
Posted By Meeko
Her husband is in the Air Force. They live on...

Her husband is in the Air Force. They live on base housing. They have been told to just hunker down. They have sand bagged all their doors etc and moved as much stuff up high in their house as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 601
Posted By Meeko
Please keep my daughter and her husband in your...

Please keep my daughter and her husband in your prayers. They moved to Goldsboro NC a couple months ago. They just got married. Scared Momma Bear here :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 414
Posted By Meeko
Licensed for 16. Four kids can be under age 2. ...

Licensed for 16.
Four kids can be under age 2.
Two providers if the headcount is over 8.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By Meeko
I'm going to guess there were no parent...

I'm going to guess there were no parent complaints. You spoke to them about being out of compliance with several regulations and they saw you as trouble. An employer who isn't following the regs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Meeko
It is also the law here, that parents be allowed...

It is also the law here, that parents be allowed to see the areas their children use during the day. That said...it does not mean they can march through the home at will.

If a parent wants to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Meeko
I have signs up outside the front door and inside...

I have signs up outside the front door and inside the foyer. NO SHOES!

Most parents don't want to bother to remove their shoes in order to walk on the carpet. I also make sure at interview,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Meeko
Nothing from home. No electronics, no toys, no...

Nothing from home. No electronics, no toys, no blankies. Nothing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 570
Posted By Meeko
The latest fingerprint scanning (not just ink...

The latest fingerprint scanning (not just ink prints) is actually awesome. It became law here in Utah a year or so ago. With fingerprints in the data base, children are safer and that's what is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By Meeko
Not Looking Forward to This Coming Week

The fires here in Utah are heartbreaking. The Coal Hollow fire (500ft flames and exploding pine trees) is very close to us and out air is filled with smoke. 150 on the scale is considered...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 399
Posted By Meeko
Venmo! Love, love, love it! And it's FREE!

Venmo! Love, love, love it! And it's FREE!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,320
Posted By Meeko
I give parents a time slot with a beginning and...

I give parents a time slot with a beginning and an end. Too many parents think 7pm means 7-ish...and then stay as long as they like.

I make sure they understand that their appointment is 7-7:30...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 525
Posted By Meeko
Many. many moons ago (before I did daycare), my...

Many. many moons ago (before I did daycare), my husband's brother and family came to stay with us for a couple days on their way across country. My brother-in-law was a brat and unfortunately his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 525
Posted By Meeko
Puke is puke. Nasty, dirty stuff and you can't...

Puke is puke. Nasty, dirty stuff and you can't have it around the other kids in your care. Junior goes home. Every. Single. Time. Until said time his parents figure out how to stop it. That's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Meeko
If you live in a hard water area, the new...

If you live in a hard water area, the new dishwasher formulations are not strong enough to clean well (and products like Finish rinse agent etc are next to useless). There is a product called...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Meeko
Dishwasher Hint

Anybody use Lemishine in their dishwasher?

I started using it when they changed the soap formula. Great stuff! But expensive as I run my dishwasher several times a day.

A friend told me to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Meeko
I am in Utah. The regs are very precise and...

I am in Utah. The regs are very precise and there is an easy to read manual for providers. The checklist for both announced and un-announced inspections is available for providers online. So there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 550
Posted By Meeko
Oh yeah! I would retire in a heartbeat!

Oh yeah! I would retire in a heartbeat!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 4,069
Posted By Meeko
All so tragic. What really gets me worked up...

All so tragic.

What really gets me worked up is comments like:

"They should put something important like their phone or purse in the back seat, so that way they can't forget..."

You DO have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By Meeko
I feel that potty training means the child is...

I feel that potty training means the child is learning to tend to their needs THEMSELVES. So some form of easy up and down disposable underwear is required.

Pee just pools in plastic pants, so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Meeko
It was here.

It was here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Meeko
Interesting thread. When I recently...

Interesting thread.

When I recently replied to a post that I always use the "will let you know..I'm still interviewing"...I was told it was wrong to do and I was called unprofessional and a liar...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 879
Posted By Meeko
I just stated what I do when interviewing. I...

I just stated what I do when interviewing. I don't interview unless I have an opening. If I have an opening, I want it filled...so yes....I would continue to interview until I found a good family. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 874
Posted By Meeko
One more thing for parents to throw on the floor...

One more thing for parents to throw on the floor of their car....

I have a copy hanging in my entry and parents can go online and check my record with licensing any time they want. In fact, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 879
Posted By Meeko
First off...I don't appreciate being called a...

First off...I don't appreciate being called a liar.

I ALWAYS interview many families for the same spot. I ALWAYS tell them that I will decide which child I am going to take on such and such...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 879
Posted By Meeko
Message: "I loved meeting your family! I am...

Message: "I loved meeting your family! I am going to be interviewing with interested families until (insert date). I will then decide which family I will be taking. Thank you!"

Then you send a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By Meeko
Teachers

I know some of you offer teachers the option of paying a higher rate during the school year, so that they can stay home over the summer and still have a place for their child in the fall.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,875
Posted By Meeko
Still here! I did a complete 180 when we had our...

Still here! I did a complete 180 when we had our child rapist dad hanging out for hours at a time. I used to invite parents to do so...help out with parties...play with the other kids etc.....until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 596
Posted By Meeko
I never, ever accept on the spot...even if the...

I never, ever accept on the spot...even if the family appears absolutely perfect. because maybe...just maybe...something even better is in the wings. Or maybe the golden family suddenly start...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 596
Posted By Meeko
I usually interview to confirm my suspicions and...

I usually interview to confirm my suspicions and end the interview with "I am continuing to interview interested families until Friday. I will choose which child to take by then and let you know"
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By Meeko
Try and offer something different from other...

Try and offer something different from other providers. Maybe a parents "date night". We do this sometimes. Pizza, games, a movie etc. We stay open until midnight. Parents love it. We charge...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 839
Posted By Meeko
For $1000-$1200 a month...it's totally worth it...

For $1000-$1200 a month...it's totally worth it for me! We are Tier 1 because of the school district. My program is great and the reps are awesome. We missed the annual training class for our area...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,015
Posted By Meeko
It's none of their business. The moment a parent...

It's none of their business. The moment a parent has a problem with smelling HOME smells...they need to look at places other than a HOME daycare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By Meeko
I gave up on pnp's and did like BC and got...

I gave up on pnp's and did like BC and got portable cribs. very glad I did. They store well and are are much sturdier.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Meeko
Just don't claim them!

Just don't claim them!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 956
Posted By Meeko
Cash or Venmo. I don't take checks any more. ...

Cash or Venmo. I don't take checks any more. Parents started complaining that they never used checks other than for me and were only ordering them to pay me. They also didn't like having to go to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,782
Posted By Meeko
"Sorry Twinkle is covered from head to toe in...

"Sorry Twinkle is covered from head to toe in chocolate. She "insisted" on having the chocolate donut in the car"

" Terror wanted Laffy Taffy for breakfast. Oh...can you get it out of his hair....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By Meeko
I absolutely love that none of them are here on...

I absolutely love that none of them are here on weekends.....:lol::lol:

Not too bad a group right now. I'm getting good in my old age at flushing out the worst ones. So no problems most of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2018, 01:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By Meeko
It's great glue or wallpaper paste......;)

It's great glue or wallpaper paste......;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,277
Posted By Meeko
Life for poor Unregistered......

Life for poor Unregistered......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,277
Posted By Meeko
Actually this has been a fun read. Except...

Actually this has been a fun read.

Except the part where BC said she didn't like broccoli. I am seriously going to have to consider if I ever talk to her again......;););)lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By Meeko
Of course parents aren't going to like the idea...

Of course parents aren't going to like the idea of a flat rate. They want to pay as little as possible! Don't ask them what they think is fair. To them, $5 a week is "fair".

But do these same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By Meeko
I tell the parents that as I can't go to all the...

I tell the parents that as I can't go to all the parties, I don't go to any...just to be fair.

Truth is, I have no desire to go at all. I did once, many years ago and will never do it again. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,277
Posted By Meeko
Me exactly :)

Me exactly :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 976
Posted By Meeko
Nothing from home. Period. Happy (and clean)...

Nothing from home. Period. Happy (and clean) life.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,035
Posted By Meeko
So with Dave on this one. My husband (also named...

So with Dave on this one. My husband (also named Dave!) and I are part of a package. We all are. Me, hubby, 33 year old son and two daughters age 23 and 21. This a FAMILY daycare in our HOME. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 911
Posted By Meeko
Hate the darn things! Most "dummies" (as...

Hate the darn things!

Most "dummies" (as they are called in the UK) are for the parents and not the kids. They are merely "let me shut you up" plugs. Nasty, ugly, dirty chewable plastic...ugh!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By Meeko
At 5:20, make sure child is ready to go. Have...

At 5:20, make sure child is ready to go. Have your car keys in hand and act as if you are ready to leave. Or have your husband yell for you...or something to get the message across that you are on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,671
Posted By Meeko
In Utah, we get paid in advance. We can see...

In Utah, we get paid in advance. We can see online as soon as a parent is approved. The state pay their part and the parent must make up any difference. If they don't pay their part...the state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,184
Posted By Meeko
I've been at this for over 30 years now. Almost...

I've been at this for over 30 years now. Almost all parents were on the same wavelength back then. They spent more time with their kids, actually listened when I needed to discuss behavior and so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By Meeko
Check around collection agencies. Some will take...

Check around collection agencies. Some will take a cut of what you get. I use one that doesn't. They add 40% to the amount I want for themselves. I get 100% of what I am owed and the "perp" has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By Meeko
I started daycare in the Air Force over 30 years...

I started daycare in the Air Force over 30 years ago. Many of the on base providers had their daycare in the garage. Most of them were really, really cute! They had to get inventive, but it worked!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,465
Posted By Meeko
We do a candy exchange for Valentines. The kids...

We do a candy exchange for Valentines. The kids decorate bags and we share out the candy they each bring. But that's it. I personally loathe Valentines Day. I think it's the worst commercial...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,492
Posted By Meeko
I raise prices yearly, but only for incoming...

I raise prices yearly, but only for incoming clients. I offer "same price for life" as people sign up. As long as they pay on time and follow rules etc...their payment will never go up[ (I charge a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By Meeko
Depends on the state. My state is easy and...

Depends on the state. My state is easy and awesome. Payment in advance on the first of each month. As long as the child attends at least 8 hours, you keep the whole months pay even if the child is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By Meeko
Having So Much Fun With This Kid!

Boo from Monsters Inc is alive and well and enrolled in our daycare. OMG...cute overload!!!!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-07-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,058
Posted By Meeko
I have to use it for the food program, but hate...

I have to use it for the food program, but hate it. I wouldn't trust it when it comes to anything else.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-07-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,058
Posted By Meeko
I wouldn't trust Kidkare for ANYTHING! I...

I wouldn't trust Kidkare for ANYTHING!

I have to use it for the food program, but it is still chock full of technical problems. I would never, ever trust it with money issues.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,145
Posted By Meeko
Love Venmo. Last month I had a dad pay me while...

Love Venmo. Last month I had a dad pay me while he was sitting on a beach in Bali and a mom pay me from Disneyland. I like easy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By Meeko
My basement is 1500 sq feet...and has an outside...

My basement is 1500 sq feet...and has an outside entrance...so plenty of space. But it IS darker than upstairs. We just have plenty of warm lighting and bright colors. Nobody has ever said...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,355
Posted By Meeko
It's over age 12 here in Utah. We have 10 days...

It's over age 12 here in Utah. We have 10 days after a child turns 12 to get them fingerprinted and an FBI check done....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By Meeko
Visions of Daycare!

Some days I would prefer raptors......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,355
Posted By Meeko
By Utah law...every parent must have access to...

By Utah law...every parent must have access to their child at any time they are in care.

That does NOT mean they can come and hang out and be part of our day.

They must have access to THEIR...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By Meeko
Exactly...why pay for a useless background check...

Exactly...why pay for a useless background check that won't even be back before they left?!!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By Meeko
In Utah, anyone who stays over two weeks is...

In Utah, anyone who stays over two weeks is supposed to have a background check. When my parents come visit from England they stay 4-6 weeks. The situation is silly when it comes to them and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By Meeko
In Utah, licensing can only inspect if you have...

In Utah, licensing can only inspect if you have kids in care. They prefer you let them know when you will be closed, but it's not required. No kids. No inspection.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By Meeko
State Math....

I have a sweet young DCM who's tuition has been paid in full by the state. Her divorce is now final and the dad has been ordered to pay half of the daycare costs.

I have a one contract per child...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-04-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By Meeko
I have used one for years. My husband still does...

I have used one for years. My husband still does all the book keeping on the computer, but I still fill in all attendance and all payments in my calendar keeper. Receipts in the back envelope and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,171
Posted By Meeko
Thanks! My favorite thing in the entry is the...

Thanks! My favorite thing in the entry is the pot holding the pens. You can't see in the photo, but on the pot is written "Ashes of problem clients":lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,171
Posted By Meeko
I'm fortunate that my daycare is in the basement...

I'm fortunate that my daycare is in the basement with a separate entrance. Family and friends enter upstairs. But your post reminded me of what a provider did many years ago when we lived in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,171
Posted By Meeko
We are required to post our daycare license, city...

We are required to post our daycare license, city business license, daily activity plan, weekly menus, food program poster and more. I did away with "office" like boards and put most of them in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By Meeko
I am licensed for 16 kids at any given time. We...

I am licensed for 16 kids at any given time. We have 18 on the books as some share a spot.

It is too much for me to buy 18 gifts for the kids...18 gifts for the parents...18 gifts for kids to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,285
Posted By Meeko
I keep a sharpie on the diaper changing shelves. ...

I keep a sharpie on the diaper changing shelves. When I change a diaper and notice we are getting low, I grab the sharpie right then and there and write "more please!" across the front of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,543
Posted By Meeko
Kids see things so differently. Child gets...

Kids see things so differently.

Child gets pulled from daycare after Jimmy tells his mother that Miss Provider hit Bertie really hard and made him cry. Sounded awful and mom pulled straight away...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,285
Posted By Meeko
I have a strict "no diaper bag" rule. The kids...

I have a strict "no diaper bag" rule. The kids all have a cubby. In that cubby goes a change of clothing.

I have shelves above my changing table and when each child gets down to about 6 diapers,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Posted By Meeko
Make a big deal of the kids NOT doing it. ...

Make a big deal of the kids NOT doing it. Completely ignore Miss Pottymouth.

"Well, lunch is over. Thank you soooo much Billy and Sue for being polite and not using potty words. How big and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,393
Posted By Meeko
I don't give OTC meds. If a child is ill enough...

I don't give OTC meds. If a child is ill enough and cranky enough to need it....then they need to be at home. Period. Parents would be called for pick up. I call even if it's 5 minutes before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,761
Posted By Meeko
reminds me of a video I saw on You Tube a while...

reminds me of a video I saw on You Tube a while back. A couple had their tree on a platform on casters. It rolled away into a big closet. Took about 30 seconds to get it out again and plug it in!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2017, 12:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,499
Posted By Meeko
I don't allow it. I cannot give the children my...

I don't allow it. I cannot give the children my full attention (which I am being paid for) if I am also monitoring a visiting parent. Current clients are not paying for me to play hostess and allow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,501
Posted By Meeko
She's counting the diapers???! I'd kick...

She's counting the diapers???!

I'd kick her to the curb. She is calling you a liar. If she doesn't trust you, she needs to find other care.

The rash could be caused by a number of things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,761
Posted By Meeko
Our tree isn't where the little ones have direct...

Our tree isn't where the little ones have direct access, and so I don't block it... but I have a provider friend who bought PET gates (shorter) and wrapped Christmas fabric around them. Looked like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,970
Posted By Meeko
I have one of those "tones" too........be proud!!...

I have one of those "tones" too........be proud!! :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,836
Posted By Meeko
My contract states Christmas Eve and Christmas...

My contract states Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are paid holidays. It also states that if a holiday is on a weekend, another day will taken.

This year I will be closed 25th and 26th(paid) and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By Meeko
My kids LOVE it! We have done it for a number of...

My kids LOVE it! We have done it for a number of years now.

We read the book right after Thanksgiving and talk about it. Our elf is called Flick. We watch the Elf on the Shelf video too, color...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,635
Posted By Meeko
Ah...the fun of "Pink Puke Day".......

Ah...the fun of "Pink Puke Day".......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,862
Posted By Meeko
We once had a negative report that ended up with...

We once had a negative report that ended up with us laughing.

The guy left a comment saying our daycare was dark and dank and un-inviting. Of course he's never stepped foot in the place.

The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,315
Posted By Meeko
Blackcat is one of the most fair and level headed...

Blackcat is one of the most fair and level headed women ever.
If she's ever ticked....it's for VERY good reason.:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,135
Posted By Meeko
Notes home just become floor liner for their...

Notes home just become floor liner for their cars.

After sending home a few trees worth of paper that didn't get a glance...I stopped. Luckily, our licensing regs don't require it.

If a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,316
Posted By Meeko
I loathe hearing parents using the words...

I loathe hearing parents using the words "Sorry...but he/she INSISTED".

This can be over a toy, food, their clothing for the day etc etc.....

Even though they KNOW the rules, they seem...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,928
Posted By Meeko
I once taught pre-school at a local center. I...

I once taught pre-school at a local center. I had a three year old who came every morning with a paci in her mouth. Mom and Dad swore she couldn't possibly live without it. As soon as they left, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,638
Posted By Meeko
I started as a provider on a USAF base. My...

I started as a provider on a USAF base. My contract paperwork was up to me, but they required I had a full power of attorney, signed by the base judge for every child in my care. This was so that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,084
Posted By Meeko
I stalk everyone LOL! It has many times helped...

I stalk everyone LOL! It has many times helped me understand a situation. Once had a licensor that was very "sharp". I found out she was dealing with some VERY hard problems at home and made me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,667
Posted By Meeko
Pretty good today, but I did get this a few years...

Pretty good today, but I did get this a few years back...

DCB 1: I'm happy!!!

DCB 2: Me too!!!

DCB 1: (bursting into tears) No!!! Just ME!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,084
Posted By Meeko
I must stop complaining and count my blessings...

I must stop complaining and count my blessings being in Utah. While not perfect, they have changed a LOT over the past years. We can now digitally send all paperwork and actually SEE it in our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,260
Posted By Meeko
I have a few that pay monthly. Payment is due on...

I have a few that pay monthly. Payment is due on the last Friday of the month in advance for the following month.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,462
Posted By Meeko
Depends on the state. here in Utah, the rule is...

Depends on the state. here in Utah, the rule is you must live where your daycare is. However, I know several people have got variances and run their daycare from a converted building on their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,687
Posted By Meeko
I made my sheets for my mini cribs. I made them...

I made my sheets for my mini cribs. I made them to fit like pillow shams do, with a fold over flap. No zippers or velcro etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,813
Posted By Meeko
I had this exact one a few years back. It worked...

I had this exact one a few years back. It worked well for some kids, not others. The panels slide together easily and so it doesn't take up much room when down.

The downside to it.... one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,769
Posted By Meeko
Call licensing and report. If something similar...

Call licensing and report. If something similar happens here in Utah, they "stake out" the home and video children arriving. The provider can't argue when there is video of 15 kids arriving and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,159
Posted By Meeko
Amen to this! I would terminate for this. ...

Amen to this!

I would terminate for this. If they had discussed with you, that's one thing. But threatening you? Not exactly a good way to start a business relationship and I would tell her so.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,553
Posted By Meeko
I am always happy to tell parents my rates. I...

I am always happy to tell parents my rates. I would personally hate to shop for something and not know the price until I got to the checkout, as it were.
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