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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,061
Posted By krosey5
I truly am doing it for them. I'm ready to have...

I truly am doing it for them. I'm ready to have my home back. :o I have an entire room dedicated to daycare. I'd like to finally be able to utilize it for our bedroom so our girls can have their own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,061
Posted By krosey5
Thank you for replying! Is it worth it? Ah,...

Thank you for replying!

Is it worth it? Ah, a question I have asked myself numerous times after agreeing. I sat down & figured my weekly expenses. If I reduce rates much, my profit won't be great...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,061
Posted By krosey5
Question Need Advice/Opinions

I have been working toward closing my daycare. I currently have 1 part-time family. They have 4 children, but I only care for the youngest 2. The older 2 are school-aged & attend aftercare at school...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,275
Posted By krosey5
I went to MM Facebook site after reading your...

I went to MM Facebook site after reading your comment, Blackcat. They had posted that the program needed to be reinstalled. Norton blocked several times, but I finally was able to bypass & install...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,275
Posted By krosey5
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,275
Posted By krosey5
Agree! I'm really hoping it's just the current...

Agree! I'm really hoping it's just the current glitch OR if it is due to something else they can help me fix it soon! Thank you for replying!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,275
Posted By krosey5
Thank you :)

Thank you :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,275
Posted By krosey5
Yes, these are the instructions they emailed to...

Yes, these are the instructions they emailed to me. I followed them & still haven't been able to log in. I'm still getting the same SSL error. Did this work for you?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,275
Posted By krosey5
Question Minute Menu

Hello, I'm sorry if this has been asked. I used the search feature & did not see any threads open/started. Is anyone else experiencing problems with Minute Menu? I cannot log in. I keep getting an...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-04-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,905
Posted By krosey5
Wonderful information! Thank you :)

Wonderful information! Thank you :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,269
Posted By krosey5
SICK Kids

One of my daycare kids became ill on Sunday. Mom kept her home on Monday. She is PT so not scheduled to be here Tues/Wed. Today is her first day back. She is still sick IMHO. Lethargic, fussy/crying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,235
Posted By krosey5
This is why I am on the fence. I don't really...

This is why I am on the fence. I don't really have any complaints (to date) on this client & anything we've had in the past has long been resolved. I'm not sure what she'll be looking for me to say. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,235
Posted By krosey5
Evaluations

I sent evaluations home with parents a few weeks back. One mom just asked me if it would be ok for her & her husband to come up with an evaluation of their own. One where I would rate them as...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-28-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,583
Posted By krosey5
Thank you very much :)

Thank you very much :)
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-26-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,583
Posted By krosey5
Where to Enter Gifts?

What category on MMK do gifts to daycare clients/children go?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,944
Posted By krosey5
The mom who lets me know how much their child...

The mom who lets me know how much their child loves me & asks/talks about me when they are away/at home.

The mom who gave me $100 Christmas bonus.

The mom who says she loves me & all I do for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,288
Posted By krosey5
This is how I was feeling, but it looks like it's...

This is how I was feeling, but it looks like it's about a 50/50 split on here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,288
Posted By krosey5
Vacation Time

My clients are allowed 10 days of vacation time. I require them to give a 2 weeks' notice of any vacation time. I also do not allow them to use any days as vacation that are listed as paid under the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,154
Posted By krosey5
Yes! Very direct & to the point. Thank you!! ...

Yes! Very direct & to the point. Thank you!!

I get wordy when I let my emotions take run the show! Ha! :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,154
Posted By krosey5
Thank you......This is similar to how I had it...

Thank you......This is similar to how I had it before (except I only allowed for 3 days before terming contract). With my original handbook parents assumed they could drop payment off on Sat/Sun to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,154
Posted By krosey5
I got the idea after seeing several talk about it...

I got the idea after seeing several talk about it here & then having to spend a couple of my weekends haggling for payment & then waiting for it to be delivered. NO MORE! I am grateful to this site...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,154
Posted By krosey5
:eek: LOL Thank you! Exactly what I...

:eek: LOL Thank you!



Exactly what I want! Ha! Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,154
Posted By krosey5
Question Help With Payment Wording

I'm making changes to my policy handbook. Does this sound OK? If not, where would you make changes? Thanks!

All payments and fees are due each Friday by 5:30 PM for the following week’s tuition. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,648
Posted By krosey5
Thank you, BC! :)

Thank you, BC! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
Posted By krosey5
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,648
Posted By krosey5
Birthdays at Daycare

I am very new to the daycare world & will have my very first little one celebrating a birthday. I am curious on what everyone else does to celebrate these occasions? I plan on having cake/ice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,620
Posted By krosey5
YES!! Runs me insane!!

YES!! Runs me insane!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,767
Posted By krosey5
Ah, OK, makes perfect sense. I've only been...

Ah, OK, makes perfect sense.

I've only been doing care for a year. Steady clients since last Oct. To date I've only let clients pay by cash/check. I've thought about setting up the automatic...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,767
Posted By krosey5
\ That's not very user friendly at all :( ...

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That's not very user friendly at all :(

I've thought a lot about offering this to clients, but now I'm not so sure. Now I'm curious....How does the system handle a vacation/sick/discounted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,712
Posted By krosey5
Looks like a TON of fun!! (agree that it'd...

Looks like a TON of fun!!

(agree that it'd be tricky to keep clean).
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 07-10-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,050
Posted By krosey5
Thank you so much, Tom!!!

Thank you so much, Tom!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,767
Posted By krosey5
I don't have any clients set up for automatic...

I don't have any clients set up for automatic bill pay, so I'm not sure this is even an option? Can you go to the "unpaid invoices" tab & edit their bill there? That way the fee would already be...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 07-09-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,050
Posted By krosey5
50% Bonus Rule?

Was looking through other posts & the 50% bonus rule was mentioned. Can you explain what that is, please?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,831
Posted By krosey5
Very sweet & thoughtful!! Happy birthday to your...

Very sweet & thoughtful!! Happy birthday to your little one!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,909
Posted By krosey5
Thank you all. I am going to talk with DCM at...

Thank you all. I am going to talk with DCM at pickup. Let her know that I am not comfortable with this & suggest a visit to their ped.

TBH, DCD didn't really seem on board with it since he said...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,909
Posted By krosey5
I do & I am uneasy using it. I literally gasped...

I do & I am uneasy using it. I literally gasped when I changed her diaper the first time. I showed my DH & he said there's no way you can't use a cream. But I feel like my hands are tied??:(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,973
Posted By krosey5
First let me say I am VERY new to daycare. I...

First let me say I am VERY new to daycare. I didn't do this with my own kids:o

I started my daycare baby on a sippy at meal times. Only offered one bottle before afternoon nap, not one with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,909
Posted By krosey5
Diaper Rash

DCC has very bad diaper rash. They were gone away from care for an extended weekend & came back to care last Wed with it. We were doing Desitin for the rash all week last week. The rash was almost...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,988
Posted By krosey5
Very thoughtful of her!! WTG, DCM!! happyface

Very thoughtful of her!! WTG, DCM!! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,162
Posted By krosey5
This. likethis If they are already trying to...

This. likethis

If they are already trying to negotiate/revise your rules just think what they will do once they are there. Save yourself the headache now & do not accept them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,669
Posted By krosey5
Guess I need to clarify some of this in my...

Guess I need to clarify some of this in my policies as well. I don't do hourly, half days, etc for the client (which is why the client is questioning me doing it). Normally my husband would sub, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,669
Posted By krosey5
Thanks for everyone's replies. Most...

Thanks for everyone's replies.

Most providers in my area that I have talked with charge a full day if they close early. My client is upset that I am closing 3 hrs early & feels I should have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,669
Posted By krosey5
Closing Early

Does anyone ever close early due to an appointment/training/etc & still charge for the full day? Or do you simply take the whole day & use personal/vatcation time?

If you do close early w/o using...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,533
Posted By krosey5
Thank you, ladies!! This actually...

Thank you, ladies!!




This actually did happen. I had plans & I was pretty upset when she text 3 hours before her scheduled pickup. I ended telling her that my last pickup for the day was xyz...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,533
Posted By krosey5
HELP--Contracted Hours

When I originally signed one of my DCFs, the DCM's work schedule was inconsistent. Which caused her pickups to be all over the place. I let her do a later pickup time (5:15PM) on the contract to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,827
Posted By krosey5
Oh, no, sorry...Friday is their vaca day. I...

Oh, no, sorry...Friday is their vaca day. I actually took tomorrow off for my dd's school picnic. So her mom took Friday to make a longer weekend for herself. Which I understood. Now that her child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,827
Posted By krosey5
I agree, she might still be sick come Friday, but...

I agree, she might still be sick come Friday, but her mom said "unless she is sick".



THIS:o this is just it for me. I felt like the day was gonna be "easier" and now it won't. I feel bad for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,827
Posted By krosey5
I do have other kids coming for the day. Which is...

I do have other kids coming for the day. Which is why I don't really see a reason to say no. Except that they pay a week in advance, so they didn't pay for this day.

However, their child has been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,827
Posted By krosey5
How Do You Handle?

If your client requests a vacation day & then asks (2 days before the requested day) if they can go ahead and come for the day, do you allow it? Why or why not?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-20-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,208
Posted By krosey5
Thank you!! :)

Thank you!! :)
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-19-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,208
Posted By krosey5
Utilities

I started my business in April of 2012. I had children enrolled/attending June/July/August & Oct/Nov/Dec. Can I use all of my utilities expenses from April to Decemeber OR only the months children...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-04-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,911
Posted By krosey5
Help w/Depreciating My Home

We bought our home from my parents 3 years ago. We purchased the house for $30,000 less than what the house appraised for. We just started the daycare this year. Do we use the actual purchase price...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-14-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,099
Posted By krosey5
Gotcha! Makes sense. Thanks so much!

Gotcha! Makes sense. Thanks so much!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-12-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,099
Posted By krosey5
100% vs T/S

Sorry, me again:o

I purchased a wall cabinet & 2 book shelves for my daycare room. I bought the wall cabinet to house craft supplies for the daycare & the book shelves to hold toys (obviously) &...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-03-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,259
Posted By krosey5
What Percentage?

I purchased a rug for my daycare room. I spent $285 on it. I have 3 young children of my own who use the daycare room before/during/after hours. I bought the rug for the purpose of the daycare, but...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-25-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,826
Posted By krosey5
Thank you so much!!

Thank you so much!!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-24-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,826
Posted By krosey5
Thank you very much! likethis What about in...

Thank you very much! likethis

What about in home trainings? Like the CPR/First aid class that was done in the privacy of our own home or online trainings? Sorry, so many questions:o
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-24-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,826
Posted By krosey5
Anyone??? I just want to make sure I'm...

Anyone???

I just want to make sure I'm tracking the right hours. I've been told one way & from reading the book, I understand it a different way. Wanna cover myself. Thanks:)
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-22-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,826
Posted By krosey5
Question When Do Hours Count?

I'm a new provider & I've been reading the Record-Keeping Guide. I have a question regarding hours worked. Can I claim hours that I spend away from home while at a training/seminar/conference OR just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,185
Posted By krosey5
Thanks, everyone! I really am more than happy to...

Thanks, everyone! I really am more than happy to CD for parents. Actually after doing a little research, I wish I had done the same for my kiddos!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,700
Posted By krosey5
I'm wondering this same thing:confused: OP,...

I'm wondering this same thing:confused:

OP, sorry you are dealing with this. I find it odd that the parents don't notice. I would notice! Hopefully the grandmother acutally asks the mother & you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,185
Posted By krosey5
I do, but I tried all week last week to reach...

I do, but I tried all week last week to reach her. We ended up playing phone tag for 2 days & she was out for the rest of the week. I will run it by her as soon as I can. I do agree, every little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,185
Posted By krosey5
Question Cloth Diapers

Hello! I'm just getting into the daycare business & have had clients ask if I am willing to use cloth dipaers. I am, as long as they show me. I've never used cloth diapers. After talking with a few...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 06-08-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,601
Posted By krosey5
Newbie!

Hello! Just getting into the business & I'm really excited! Was just turned onto this site by a friend! I'm anxious to jump in & get my feet wet! :)