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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2013, 01:52 PM
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Virginia

Virginia
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,466
Posted By squareone
Going From Licensed To Unlicensed

What is the procedure for relinquishing your license in your state?

My license is in good standing but I have decided (for a couple of reasons) that I do not want to be licensed anymore. Since...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,228
Posted By squareone
Thanks gelbesonn! That makes sense.

Thanks gelbesonn! That makes sense.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,228
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Can anyone help me with this? Tom?

Can anyone help me with this? Tom?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,228
Posted By squareone
MMK - Entering Subsidy Payments

I have been creating a weekly invoice for my subsidy parent just like I do for my private pay parents. Then, I apply her copay to the invoice when she pays me and then when I get the payment from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,336
Posted By squareone
Here I provide all bedding and each child has...

Here I provide all bedding and each child has their own individual cot. The cots and bedding get cleaned weekly unless someone has an accident before then.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,248
Posted By squareone
Thanks for sharing Blackcat.

Thanks for sharing Blackcat.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,681
Posted By squareone
Good for you!

Good for you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,075
Posted By squareone
I agree with this. I would also send home a...

I agree with this. I would also send home a letter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,515
Posted By squareone
We've been using a crying spot for over a year...

We've been using a crying spot for over a year now and it works like a charm every time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,339
Posted By squareone
Yippeeeeeee!

Yippeeeeeee!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,881
Posted By squareone
My illness policy says they go home after 1 vomit...

My illness policy says they go home after 1 vomit or 2 diarrheas - regardless of the reason. Whether it be teething or stomach bug, they go home. It's a health hazard. It's unfair to you, the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,614
Posted By squareone
Ideally, that's how I envisioned it being for me...

Ideally, that's how I envisioned it being for me too. Boy was I wrong. The SA's that I have need more supervision than the littles! They cannot keep themselves busy, fight constantly, and have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,614
Posted By squareone
What To Do With SA's Over The Break

This year is my first with SA's and I am panicking about keeping them busy all day every day for an entire week:eek: I will have them for 11 hours a day for 10 days. I have my preschoolers on a...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-12-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,597
Posted By squareone
I could have written this myself!

I could have written this myself!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,363
Posted By squareone
Minute Menu can definitely merge the two accounts...

Minute Menu can definitely merge the two accounts for you. I need to warn you though that the format and features may ot be the same when you switch to the one your food program uses. Mine didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,204
Posted By squareone
I love love love it! Oh, add butt wiper.

I love love love it!

Oh, add butt wiper.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,085
Posted By squareone
What occurred on this video was abuse-there is no...

What occurred on this video was abuse-there is no question in my mind about that.

With that being said, I still have to side with BlackCat and JenNJ on this. This girl had planned all along to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,810
Posted By squareone
As mad as you were, you did the right thing. You...

As mad as you were, you did the right thing. You had to put the safety of yourself and the children first and that's what you did. You shopped backward to avoid the man and that was the best you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,352
Posted By squareone
I also have the occasional day where I feel like...

I also have the occasional day where I feel like daycare is starting to take over my private life. Luckily, we only have about an hour of overlap between the time the dh gets home and the time the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,580
Posted By squareone
Kidco has a good selection of gates. I used the...

Kidco has a good selection of gates. I used the Configuregate and the Elongate. Not the cheapest but they are worth the price.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,336
Posted By squareone
This is what I was thinking (and hoping).

This is what I was thinking (and hoping).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,576
Posted By squareone
Woo hoo! Congratulations!

Woo hoo! Congratulations!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,808
Posted By squareone
Licensing doesn't allow us to wash soiled...

Licensing doesn't allow us to wash soiled clothing either. I will dump out a solid turd but I don't rinse or wash. I bag it up and send it home. When my own children were in a center, they did the...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-19-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,025
Posted By squareone
So your own children qualify to participate in...

So your own children qualify to participate in the food program?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,428
Posted By squareone
If you ever use your living room after daycare...

If you ever use your living room after daycare hours are over, then you should use the time/space percentage for the carpet cleaning expense. If your living room and toy room are exclusive use for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,998
Posted By squareone
All federal holidays plus the day after...

All federal holidays plus the day after Thanksgiving and I also close early on Christmas Eve. All paid.
Forum: Forms - Uploads 10-18-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 21,952
Posted By squareone
Thanks! These are great.

Thanks! These are great.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,897
Posted By squareone
Count me in the group that does not want the...

Count me in the group that does not want the liability. I don't give ANY meds either and this is my policy:

"****** Daycare does not administer any prescription or non-prescription medications. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,480
Posted By squareone
12:30 over here

12:30 over here
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,398
Posted By squareone
What do you mean you sent them a termination...

What do you mean you sent them a termination letter? Hopefully your letter just acknowledged THEIR wishes to terminate and that they owe for two weeks rather than you saying that you were the one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,113
Posted By squareone
I would say anywhere from early 2's to 4 years...

I would say anywhere from early 2's to 4 years old. A lot of it depends on what type of clothing they have on. Elastic waistbands are easy peasy but jeans...fuggettaboutit!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,737
Posted By squareone
This is very sad. I agree with all the previous...

This is very sad. I agree with all the previous posters that he needs, extra, extra special attention. So sad for anyone to have to go through this, especially a child. That being said, you have a...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-09-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,196
Posted By squareone
LEGALLY, it depends on what her contract says...

LEGALLY, it depends on what her contract says about the daycare being closed. MORALLY, she certainly shouldn't charge you.

I am sooooo hoping that her power outage was due to storm related...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,278
Posted By squareone
AGREE. It's as simple as this: If you...

AGREE.

It's as simple as this: If you call the provider after hours and get no answer then leave a message or send a text. If you do NOT hear back from the provider then your last-minute...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,729
Posted By squareone
Mine used to be separate but due to changes in...

Mine used to be separate but due to changes in the licensing requirements I made the handbook and contract all one document. In total it's about 25 pages long.:eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,439
Posted By squareone
I offer drop in care for the extra money but I...

I offer drop in care for the extra money but I don't really like it. It completely throws off our schedule/groove. The full-timers go nuts whenever someone out of the ordinary is in the house and...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-16-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 37,872
Posted By squareone
Wow, thanks a lot for this ladies. This will...

Wow, thanks a lot for this ladies. This will help me tremendously with new menu planning ideas because we have definitely been in a food rut.
Forum: Forms - Uploads 08-16-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,288
Posted By squareone
I would have them pay the hold fee and if they...

I would have them pay the hold fee and if they choose not to come back they still owe the two weeks. I would not apply the hold fee to the 2-week notice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,931
Posted By squareone
I agree with this. As a courtesy I would have...

I agree with this. As a courtesy I would have even volunteered to call the person listed as their emergency backup :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,994
Posted By squareone
When I first started I had to ask exactly what...

When I first started I had to ask exactly what inaccessible meant. I was told that it meant that a child standing with both feet on the floor can't reach it. Funny thing is that they don't say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,518
Posted By squareone
Just waiting on a child to be "ready" can take a...

Just waiting on a child to be "ready" can take a lifetime. They need some modeling and encouragement and I like to start "encouraging" at around age 2. Barring any mental or physical issues, most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,631
Posted By squareone
I plan a week in advance as is required by...

I plan a week in advance as is required by licensing and our food program. I usually deviate from the menu at least twice a week. This usually happens when A) hubby uses up an ingredient that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,684
Posted By squareone
YES!!! People always look at my like I am crazy...

YES!!! People always look at my like I am crazy when I tell them that I don't "believe" in SIDS:eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,790
Posted By squareone
Any personal toys that my children do not want to...

Any personal toys that my children do not want to share must remain upstiars in their room during daycare. They are allowed to go up anytime and play with them but the minute those toys come...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,648
Posted By squareone
I would have just thanked them for the invite and...

I would have just thanked them for the invite and left it at that. If he asks about it again before the baby starts I would just tell him that I spend so many of my non-daycare hours running...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,003
Posted By squareone
We are required to sugar coat discipline too. I...

We are required to sugar coat discipline too. I think that technically, we can still use te term time-out but I don't anymore.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,620
Posted By squareone
Thanks. After reading the replies, I am thinking...

Thanks. After reading the replies, I am thinking of either not allowing cell phones or having a requirement that they have to be turned off and left in their backpack while at my house. I remember a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,620
Posted By squareone
New to Before and After Care

I have my first dck going to kindy this fall and will also be taking in another child for before and after care. I am revising my contract for this reason and want to know if there are any "must...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,591
Posted By squareone
55 hours of actual daycare and about 6 hours of...

55 hours of actual daycare and about 6 hours of related work like laundry, shopping, meal planning, curriculum planning, paperwork, etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,495
Posted By squareone
The CDC can say what they want but any fluid that...

The CDC can say what they want but any fluid that comes from a person's body is a BODILY FLUID.

permanentvacation when I first started, I had the same issues as you but as time went on I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,995
Posted By squareone
100% pure cornstarch. I put it in a salt shaker...

100% pure cornstarch. I put it in a salt shaker and sprinkle it on like baby powder.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,362
Posted By squareone
I feel for the poor little ones. Since we all...

I feel for the poor little ones. Since we all know that there are usually very bad circumstances that would cause a mother to neglect her own children (and herself) I can't help but wonder if she is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,500
Posted By squareone
Sounds good on paper...

but as a parent I would never allow a provider to come to my house to interview me in my home. I think it's appropriate when interviewing for a nanny position but not an in-home daycare. I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,024
Posted By squareone
I transport for field trips but I do not offer...

I transport for field trips but I do not offer transportation to and from school/preschool.

It works out pretty well but it just TAKES FOREVER loading and unloading a van full of kids!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,202
Posted By squareone
Vomiting one time gets you sent home regarless of...

Vomiting one time gets you sent home regarless of the reason and they cannot return the next day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,541
Posted By squareone
I have 6 kids and start preparing lunch at noon...

I have 6 kids and start preparing lunch at noon to be served at 12:30. They take about 20-25 minutes to eat and I do dishes while they are eating. I am typically done with lunch related tasks by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,222
Posted By squareone
Agree with previous posters. PLUS, I think you...

Agree with previous posters. PLUS, I think you already have an advantage because they are seeking YOU out. They told you 3 weeks ago that they were willing to wait for you and they did. Sounds...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,441
Posted By squareone
Wow, heyhun you sounds like you really have...

Wow, heyhun you sounds like you really have things under control. It's a great idea to have pics of the kids in your phone. I will be doing that today when the kids get up from nap. Thanks for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,047
Posted By squareone
Parents hand me payments directly and I put them...

Parents hand me payments directly and I put them in the sign in book until the parent leaves. Then I record the payment on the sign in sheet, sign the back of the check and then put it into my purse....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,990
Posted By squareone
I have the same issue and I am all for the...

I have the same issue and I am all for the enforcement of contracted drop-off times because I know how disruptive it can be once you have already started your program for the day. However, I think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,284
Posted By squareone
I agree with all pp's that you should charge her....

I agree with all pp's that you should charge her. Especially since she had the gall to ask this. Rude rude rude.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,800
Posted By squareone
First paid first served. The first one who puts...

First paid first served. The first one who puts the contract and the money in your hand gets the spot. They should sign the contract and pay whatever your holding fee is...including the mom that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 32,510
Posted By squareone
We do some form of water play one day a week -...

We do some form of water play one day a week - either sprinklers or pool. I have 6 kids and no assistant and let me tell you it such a PAIN PAIN PAIN getting the kids changed and sunscreened for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,194
Posted By squareone
Yayyyyyyyyy!

Yayyyyyyyyy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,925
Posted By squareone
A moron I am not. This is what I said: If...

A moron I am not. This is what I said:

If you decide to continue care, offer bare-bones, basic care. Have the parents supply EVERYTHING so that you have as little overhead as possible. Suspend...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,338
Posted By squareone
-I hate hate hate late pickups - even if it is...

-I hate hate hate late pickups - even if it is just 2 minutes. Especially if they don't call until AFTER they were supposed to be here - that's IF they even call at all.

-LOVE when my daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,525
Posted By squareone
This is too funny...and scary.

This is too funny...and scary.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 30,093
Posted By squareone
My policy is to send them home after the second...

My policy is to send them home after the second runny diaper regardless of the reason.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,347
Posted By squareone
Everything in moderation

Bottles and sippy cups at appropriate feeding/meal times are not the real problem. One problem is that many children are allowed to carry a bottle/sippy cup with them all day every day including bed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,610
Posted By squareone
Wow Jen. It will probably be here quicker than...

Wow Jen. It will probably be here quicker than you think.

What is next in store for you?
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-01-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,291
Posted By squareone
Hi and welcome to the forum. I am sure you will...

Hi and welcome to the forum. I am sure you will enjoy it here.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-01-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,179
Posted By squareone
Yes, do this immediately.

Yes, do this immediately.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-01-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,839
Posted By squareone
Welcome to the forum.

Welcome to the forum.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,814
Posted By squareone
You can serve vegetarian meals and still be on...

You can serve vegetarian meals and still be on the food program. They have meat alternates which include eggs, peanut butter, beans, etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,823
Posted By squareone
I have an infant waiting list and I keep track of...

I have an infant waiting list and I keep track of it using Minute Menu Kids. When they contact me initially, I tell them that I am at capacity for infants then ask whether they would like to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,719
Posted By squareone
Will it cut felt?

Will it cut felt?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,935
Posted By squareone
This is exactly what I do except my morning nap...

This is exactly what I do except my morning nap is from 8-9. The child pretty much demonstrates whether or not they need one nap or two.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,463
Posted By squareone
I agree with the posters who say it's none of...

I agree with the posters who say it's none of their business. At the very least, I would not bring it up and just wait until they ask because even though you are worried, it might be a seamless...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,114
Posted By squareone
Regardless of the reason, if a child vomits even...

Regardless of the reason, if a child vomits even once I send them home.

When I first started, that wasn't my policy but I've been burned twice using the "wait and see approach". Now I just let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,693
Posted By squareone
We use reusable water bottles too. Each child is...

We use reusable water bottles too. Each child is has their own color and is responsible for filling it themselves. I keep 2 bottled waters in my bag just in case someone spills theirs. I usually...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-23-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,410
Posted By squareone
Question

Thanks Tom. Will MMK automatically calculate the correct rate based on the date of travel that we enter or is there something special we have to do?
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 06-22-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,418
Posted By squareone
Welcome. You will enjoy it here.

Welcome. You will enjoy it here.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-22-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,696
Posted By squareone
I am on the food program and I know that here we...

I am on the food program and I know that here we are allowed to cook with powdered milk but can only serve fluid milk as the meal component. I'm not sure if this is a federal requirement of the...
Forum: Curriculum 06-22-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,771
Posted By squareone
Thanks WImom, this is very helpful.

Thanks WImom, this is very helpful.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,285
Posted By squareone
Whenver she tells you what you are doing wrong,...

Whenver she tells you what you are doing wrong, have her show you EXACTLY how she does it at home. Save the uneaten squash and make her feed it to him in front of you so you can see just how much he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,328
Posted By squareone
Good for you!!! Sorry things didn't work out with...

Good for you!!! Sorry things didn't work out with them but like you said, you dodged a bullet.

I am interested in hearing more about the key pad on your front door. I kinda like that. I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,323
Posted By squareone
I would give her whatever notice your contract...

I would give her whatever notice your contract requires and fill the space with a full-timer. If you want to continue to work with her tell her that starting X date you will only be available to her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,543
Posted By squareone
For the same reasons that others have stated, I...

For the same reasons that others have stated, I don't let daycare kids watch it and I don't let my own kids (both under 5) watch it. if I had older children say, age 9 and up, I might consider...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,509
Posted By squareone
So cute!

Definitely doing this next year!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,356
Posted By squareone
I love it! :lol:

I love it! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,925
Posted By squareone
Ouch, that's a tough one. At first thought, I...

Ouch, that's a tough one. At first thought, I would send a letter to parents informing them that effective two weeks from today, you will be temporarily suspending care from state paid clients until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,503
Posted By squareone
So true! She said upfront that the kids were...

So true! She said upfront that the kids were supervised.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,899
Posted By squareone
sahm2three I would like to offer my condolences...

sahm2three I would like to offer my condolences to you adn your family. I am really sorry that you are dealing with this at a time when you should be grieving.

I agree with pp and believe that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,037
Posted By squareone
I currently don't have any issues with the...

I currently don't have any issues with the daycare kids at naptime but I NEED this for my own kids for the morning!! I am getting this (or at least one like it).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,672
Posted By squareone
Whether he falls asleep or not, he would still be...

Whether he falls asleep or not, he would still be required to rest quietly on a cot/mat here at naptime. Not sure of the ages of the other children in your care, but consider how letting one child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,950
Posted By squareone
I am closed. Regardless of when you...

I am closed.

Regardless of when you opened, if it is listed as closed in your contract then you should be CLOSED. The parents signed it so they should be expecting it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,503
Posted By squareone
HorseLovinMom, since 98% is not 100% a person...

HorseLovinMom, since 98% is not 100% a person could "technically" call your yard unfenced. So, I believe the unregistered poster from that Outside Regulations thread IS the exact mom you are dealing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,477
Posted By squareone
Yes, leave the rate the same! With all of the...

Yes, leave the rate the same! With all of the adjustments that you have to make, I would just leave the rate as is with no changes. Even if the parents say something, let them know exactly how you...
Forum: Curriculum 06-10-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,818
Posted By squareone
I have had my eye on this since I opened. The...

I have had my eye on this since I opened. The price is just a little too rich for my blood though.

Circle Time Learning Center ...
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