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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,668
Posted By cuddlebuggz
I love coupons

So I am not the only crazy coupon lady...JK! I emailed you with my info and I cant wait to do this. I did this once before on a website I visit regularly and it was fun. I have an idea for another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,345
Posted By cuddlebuggz
$1500.00!!!!

We just finished our cookie dough sale and our daycare was able to earn just over $1500.00 with this fundraiser. We finished just in time for holiday sales, I am hoping to get a great deal on a new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,646
Posted By cuddlebuggz
Playdough

Kids of all ages love playdough, messy but FUN!
Forum: Curriculum 11-16-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,094
Posted By cuddlebuggz
Craft Idea

Coffee Grounds are great for crafts! Cut out the chape of a bear and let the kids paint glue on with a paint brush and then sprinkle with coffee grounds!
Smells great on the fridge and its super...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,399
Posted By cuddlebuggz
Just for fun!

If you have older kiddos and no peanut allergies....

Grilled PB Sandwhiches are a great afterschool snack. Make them like grilled cheese but with PB inside..kids love them, serve with milk!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2009, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,399
Posted By cuddlebuggz
Winter Warmth

One of the favs of the dc kids is the following:

Skinless/Boneless Chicken Breasts in a baking dish
Mix together Crm chicken soup/parmesean shaker cheese (I just eyeball it)

Poor soup mixture...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-26-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 77,877
Posted By cuddlebuggz
I agree, that is very true...basically the only...

I agree, that is very true...basically the only thing to do is be firm if you are not willing to budge and put it clearly in the contract!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,557
Posted By cuddlebuggz
closing for H1N1

Good Luck to everyone...stay healthy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,201
Posted By cuddlebuggz
advertisements

I will have something for you by the end of the day..
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,201
Posted By cuddlebuggz
Where in VA? Need a little more location to find...

Where in VA? Need a little more location to find good ideas for you, I will look into and have some more for you tomorrow but a closer proximity would help..:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,201
Posted By cuddlebuggz
I will work on that and get back to you,I...

I will work on that and get back to you,I apologize I just saw this post this evening, should be able to find some info for you by tomorrow..where in Montana are you..
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,299
Posted By cuddlebuggz
PER DHS we are not allowed to face a child...

PER DHS we are not allowed to face a child towards a wall, (standing in corner) it is unethical and against the LAW..in Iowa anyway. It is humiliating and a form of abuse...not saying you are worng...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,557
Posted By cuddlebuggz
flu

We WILL Close our daycare if this hits us hard and parents are all for that, sometimes closing a daycare is best so everyone can get healthy and return the following week illness free. And of...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-25-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 77,877
Posted By cuddlebuggz
paying

I have read many great points on both sides and I can only say this...a clear contract and illness policy is a must!!! Be sure to discuss this in writing as well as in person so that both parties...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,069
Posted By cuddlebuggz
filling spots

Word of mouth from a current family is the fastest and most efficient way to fill spots, then you are more likely to get another great family. I wish you the best of luck, it's hard to be patient...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,201
Posted By cuddlebuggz
open house

I agree, an open house is a great one!! Offer tours and give parents a NO REGISTRATION FEE COUPON when they sign up their child for care by the following Friday!! You could also offer some Parent's...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-23-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,825
Posted By cuddlebuggz
2 daycares

I have a few kiddos that attend a state HACAP preschool 2 hours each day M-F. I take them there and pick them up everyday. It really hasnt caused any problems, however I think its a case by case...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,462
Posted By cuddlebuggz
non payment!

Pre-Payment is a MUST! IF you have part timers I would make them keep an amount in their "account" that is close to the average they use each week. If there are no funds in the account..NO CARE!!
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2009, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,104
Posted By cuddlebuggz
Iowa Providers???

I am looking to touch base with other Iowa providers. It's fun to chat with other providers in the same location. I look forward to hearing from you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2009, 05:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,201
Posted By cuddlebuggz
location?

I may be able to find some advertisement solutions for you if you could tell me what area you are in and what state. I have lots of online resources for daycare ads...FREE!! My childcare is now by...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-23-2009, 05:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,121
Posted By cuddlebuggz
Salsa

This company is now also offering Salsa.

50% profit, you have to call for info as it has not been addded to the website yet but they are marketing it now!
Forum: Curriculum 10-21-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,876
Posted By cuddlebuggz
Curriculum in Daycare

I agree, there are many great websites, also mailbox magazine is a great one to subscribe too. I love it. Funshine Express you can order your monthly curriculum from them a little costly but worth...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-21-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 77,877
Posted By cuddlebuggz
Tuition for Daycare

We charge even if children are out sick as well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,644
Posted By cuddlebuggz
Talking Fundraisers

We have also had a sale with MC Fundraisers. I have 7 children in my program and we were able to purchase a new table and chairs and a new desktop computer for the pre-school program. I chose to...