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Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-06-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,992
Posted By Little Buttons
I understand your concerns regarding the food...

I understand your concerns regarding the food programs standards and what they consider healthy. While I do think it is possible to follow the food program and serve a healthy menu, unfortunately I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,484
Posted By Little Buttons
1) Wanting a 15+ minute conference at the end of...

1) Wanting a 15+ minute conference at the end of the day...every.single.day.I give a 2-3 minute synopsis but your child's day was just like every other day. If anything happens or changes I will let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,756
Posted By Little Buttons
Oh my gosh!?!

Oh my gosh!?!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,712
Posted By Little Buttons
Not to play Doctor but have you had her screened...

Not to play Doctor but have you had her screened for Dyslexia? It is often confused with ADD/ADHD.Reading and concentration are a very common symptom as well as a higher IQ. I am Dyslexic, however, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,281
Posted By Little Buttons
I have noticed the same thing for years now. Even...

I have noticed the same thing for years now. Even back when I was a nanny I would take the children to the playground. Not only would they be the only kids there but they were "bored" after ten...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,560
Posted By Little Buttons
I agree with the previous posts in that you have...

I agree with the previous posts in that you have done your part even of they have not followed through.

However, you are taking a class and you are looking for suggestions on how to approach...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By Little Buttons
Ugh! My son went through this phase from 12mo to...

Ugh! My son went through this phase from 12mo to 18 mo...actually it was not until your post that I actually realize he had not done it in almost 2 months now. Honestly, the way I approached it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,770
Posted By Little Buttons
Avocado is the way to go!!! That was my son's...

Avocado is the way to go!!! That was my son's first food as well! Yummy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,249
Posted By Little Buttons
That's awesome! Congats!

That's awesome! Congats!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,461
Posted By Little Buttons
...on the way home from my attorney I would drop...

...on the way home from my attorney I would drop by my local news station!! This kind of prejudice continues because it is kept quiet!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,622
Posted By Little Buttons
I am having a similar issue right now and it is...

I am having a similar issue right now and it is driving me insane!

The family I have cannot commit to a pick up or drop off time to save their lives. Basically they drop off anywhere from 7:30am-...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-16-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,172
Posted By Little Buttons
I agree with how you are feeling but it does...

I agree with how you are feeling but it does ultimately come down to what you agreed to when you signed the contract. I understand that the daycare is probably using one permission slip to cover all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,549
Posted By Little Buttons
likethis How long a breastfeeding...

likethis

How long a breastfeeding relationship continues is between a mother and her child end of story! There are tremendous benefits to extended breastfeeding that unfortunately many are unaware...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By Little Buttons
Congratulations on your soon to be bundle of joy!...

Congratulations on your soon to be bundle of joy!

I completely understand your fears! I had them too! I started doing childcare when my first was 3 months and I continue to nurse him now at 18...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,549
Posted By Little Buttons
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,461
Posted By Little Buttons
My heart aches reading that :-\ I am glad the...

My heart aches reading that :-\ I am glad the baby has you to love and care for him! As far as not taking the kids on days off i don't get it either. My DCB mom has 4 weeks off this summer and as she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By Little Buttons
Is the toddler still breastfeeding? My 18 month...

Is the toddler still breastfeeding? My 18 month old is still nursing and he only drinks water with his meals and during the day. I actually think it is kind of refreshing to see a parent who does not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By Little Buttons
Wow! That was powerful! This was a good reminder...

Wow! That was powerful! This was a good reminder and wake up call for me! Thank you so much for sharing! This brought tears to my eyes! I am very sorry for your friends diagnosis and he will be in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,032
Posted By Little Buttons
I wouldn't give out my personal information...

I wouldn't give out my personal information either! I would provide her with the information to look up you state license and the requirements to have a childcare license in your state. I have had my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 17,774
Posted By Little Buttons
I can't even with this article... Does the...

I can't even with this article...

Does the Doctor author not realize some of these decisions are not even ours to make?

Maybe this Doctor should open a sick child care facility so all of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,383
Posted By Little Buttons
Awww you are not the bad guy! Price increases are...

Awww you are not the bad guy! Price increases are sometimes a part of childcare. You gave them notice and you were respectful. However, like a PP said, $80/wk adds up to quite a bit in one month. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,651
Posted By Little Buttons
I personally love to clean, but if I could hire...

I personally love to clean, but if I could hire someone to come wash, dry, fold and put away the laundry...now that would be my own personal heaven on earth!!!

I think you have to weigh out the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,349
Posted By Little Buttons
Biting is normal, even if undesirable :-\ There...

Biting is normal, even if undesirable :-\ There are a lot of great articles and resources online. I typically handle it by giving the biter absolutely no attention following the bite. I very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,746
Posted By Little Buttons
I would absolutely wait for payment and then...

I would absolutely wait for payment and then term. Apparwntly, they do not take bad chacks and late payments seriously. I think if you term them.prior to payment they will cut their losses and not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,021
Posted By Little Buttons
Lol! I mess up dates all.the.time. I only know...

Lol! I mess up dates all.the.time. I only know that one because I am expecting a package that day LOL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,526
Posted By Little Buttons
I will include photos of my daycare space,...

I will include photos of my daycare space, backyard set up and things like that, however, I will not include photos of children or any obvious details that would let others know where I live.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,299
Posted By Little Buttons
YES!!! I worry about bed bugs! I do as others...

YES!!! I worry about bed bugs! I do as others have said and eliminate as much as possible coming from home on a daily basis, provide and wash linens...then i pray a lot! I try not to obsess about it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,213
Posted By Little Buttons
likethis likethis likethis

likethis likethis likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,021
Posted By Little Buttons
I think the letter sounds great except that...

I think the letter sounds great except that 6/24/14 is a Tuesday :-)
Forum: Reggio / Waldorf / Forest Kindergarten / Granola / Natural - Learning Methods 06-20-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,031
Posted By Little Buttons
Blackcat-I would be 100% interested in wooden...

Blackcat-I would be 100% interested in wooden toys!! I do not really buy plastic toys except for outdoor use.

OP-I disinfect my wooden toys with tea tree oil, vinegar, theives oil solution and/or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,393
Posted By Little Buttons
I have a similiar situation with my DCM. She...

I have a similiar situation with my DCM. She picks up anywhere from 3:30pm-5:00pm. I used to stress myself out trying to make sure DCB was always fresh, clean, fed and content. It made the end of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,008
Posted By Little Buttons
28 Female Married Son age 17 months I...

28
Female
Married
Son age 17 months

I do not like banning/discrimination. It is a tricky dangerous slippery slope. With that being said I absolutely think parents need to either hire a sitter,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,871
Posted By Little Buttons
DCM: DCB had five watery poop explosions...

DCM: DCB had five watery poop explosions yesterday. I think his tummy is bothering him so I gave him a mild children's laxative approved by our ped. Good luck today with all the poop(As she attempts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By Little Buttons
What about the Little Tikes or Step2 playhouses...

What about the Little Tikes or Step2 playhouses and climbers? Those can be fun for various ages, typically do not require a ground cover and can be found for a reasonable price. Sand boxes, water...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,641
Posted By Little Buttons
I think this is what you need to tell DCM. If she...

I think this is what you need to tell DCM. If she is all about control and you know you just need to nip it in the bud and fast...tell her that, ignore the passive aggressive behavior and move on :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,248
Posted By Little Buttons
I am so glad you had an awesome day!!! Outside...

I am so glad you had an awesome day!!! Outside time is so good for everyone!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,248
Posted By Little Buttons
I completely agree with the pp! Children need to...

I completely agree with the pp! Children need to be outside exploring, getting dirty, playing in the sprinkler and mudd! Yes sometimes bumps, scratches and bruises go along with that! Since the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,275
Posted By Little Buttons
I so badly want to be the organized and get...

I so badly want to be the organized and get things done throughout the week person when I grow up lol. However, I am the catch up over the week end and maintain/survive throughout the week type! We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,751
Posted By Little Buttons
Creeped Out For You!

Can I just say...I chose the worst thread in the history of ever to read as I am laying in bed right now trying to fall asleep :-\ My over active imagination is running wild with every creak I hear....
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-09-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,757
Posted By Little Buttons
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,280
Posted By Little Buttons
I hope this doesn't come off cold...yes she is...

I hope this doesn't come off cold...yes she is family but we were never close. I honestly barely knew her until I started watching her son. My husband isnt close with them either. They just needed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,146
Posted By Little Buttons
Love it!!!

Love it!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,280
Posted By Little Buttons
It does for sure Blackcat! It is so nice for a...

It does for sure Blackcat! It is so nice for a change standing up for myself and my family in a professional way instead of waiting until I am beyond angry to do so!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,280
Posted By Little Buttons
Finally My Backbone Is In The House!!

I currently only care for one family because they are related(husband's cousin) and I am in the process of getting my license. Lately DCM has decided that she runs the show and calls all the shots....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,309
Posted By Little Buttons
I can totally relate to what you are saying! I...

I can totally relate to what you are saying! I feel like I have the word "Therapist" tattooed on my face. I get personal over shares from everyone I meet. I honestly am a caring person but I know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,231
Posted By Little Buttons
I think what you are offering is more than fair...

I think what you are offering is more than fair and very generous! I guess it comes down to how you address deposits in your contract, but IMO you held the child's spot so the deposit is yours. Maybe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,389
Posted By Little Buttons
I am sure that is super frustrating. Just an idea...

I am sure that is super frustrating. Just an idea to throw out there, can you instead lock them into a set number of days. Like if they will need 3 days a week, they pay 3x daily rate and that is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,966
Posted By Little Buttons
Yes! I would absolutely invoice her for the...

Yes! I would absolutely invoice her for the replacement of the table! I think consistancy is key. I also would be having a chat with the mom about these newish behaviors! One three day week end...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,628
Posted By Little Buttons
So let me get this straight... They have...

So let me get this straight...

They have chosen to leave without proper notice?

They are making requests and then disrespecting your "no"?

They are giving you attitude and being aggressive?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,995
Posted By Little Buttons
LOL! I am laughing at the mental image of the...

LOL! I am laughing at the mental image of the daycare kids figuring out how to work this system! I too would go crazy and my son would have that pillow to pieces in minutes out of curiosity! Honestly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By Little Buttons
If it were me, i would call or text and let mom...

If it were me, i would call or text and let mom know the situation. Crying about using the bathroom could be for any number of reasons, some more severe than others. As a mom, I would for sure want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,153
Posted By Little Buttons
I am sorry you are having a rough start to your...

I am sorry you are having a rough start to your day! I am confused though. If you are not scheduled to serve breakfast until 8:30 wouldn't the food inspector just have to wait? Not to be rude but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,578
Posted By Little Buttons
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 22,695
Posted By Little Buttons
Brilliant!!! :lol:

Brilliant!!! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,968
Posted By Little Buttons
I would charge her for it in a heartbeat!!!

I would charge her for it in a heartbeat!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,468
Posted By Little Buttons
I honestly cannot speak from personal experience...

I honestly cannot speak from personal experience but my husband is african american. He said in his family at least the lighter you were the more beautiful you were said to be. He has 5 siblings of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 990
Posted By Little Buttons
I have thought about gettimg one of these because...

I have thought about gettimg one of these because we have a track and park close to our house. I would love to take walks but i will for sure need to find a used one! Where do you store yours? Our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By Little Buttons
Beautiful! You're awesome!!

Beautiful! You're awesome!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,403
Posted By Little Buttons
Thank you all for your input! I can see where...

Thank you all for your input! I can see where that could be problematic. The school accross the street has a before and after school program so I doubt I would even get calls about that....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,403
Posted By Little Buttons
Why Are School Agers A No No?

I have seen it posted in various threads that school age kids are harder and some do not take them anymore. I am just honestly curious as to why. I will open in August and we live ditrctly accross...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,431
Posted By Little Buttons
Love it!!!

Love it!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,051
Posted By Little Buttons
Wow! That is exciting!!! 4:00pm sounds like a...

Wow! That is exciting!!! 4:00pm sounds like a dream!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,461
Posted By Little Buttons
Congratulations!!!! That's awesome!

Congratulations!!!! That's awesome!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,944
Posted By Little Buttons
I am still in the process of becoming licensed,...

I am still in the process of becoming licensed, but when i am my daycare space will be seperate. We have a classic cape cod style home so the rooms are rather tiny. However, our walk out basement is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,229
Posted By Little Buttons
Why didn't I think of that?

Footed jammies...awesome idea girlies! Thank you!!! I do plan to still ask her to bring him in a onesie from now on because he is rather quick with it! BTW I thought the packing tape idea was rather...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,229
Posted By Little Buttons
Dig Dig Digging...

I am in the process of being licensed, however, I currently care for my husband's cousin's son. He is 15 months old and it has worked out well due to our sons being only 2 weeks apart in age. I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,086
Posted By Little Buttons
Wow! Congratulations!!! I think it is amazing and...

Wow! Congratulations!!! I think it is amazing and admirable that you paid for your house upfront! I hope you and your son settle in well!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,700
Posted By Little Buttons
likethis I can see both sides to this, but...

likethis

I can see both sides to this, but the "Pollyanna" in me really agrees with what Lucy said! Maybe i am naive, but i really think most people are simply calling you by a familiar name. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,386
Posted By Little Buttons
I plan on charging $5.00 more a day for part time...

I plan on charging $5.00 more a day for part time as well. I think for me it would depend if that child were taking up a fresh spot or squeezing into an empty space left over from another part timer....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,264
Posted By Little Buttons
Oh my goodness childminder i ADORE your...

Oh my goodness childminder i ADORE your firetruck!!! All of these pics are inspiring! I want to have a playground eventually but it is too costly with the many safety requirements for now. Hopefully...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,422
Posted By Little Buttons
Haha! No it is not just you! Are you from...

Haha! No it is not just you! Are you from Maryland too? I grew up talking to everyone....the cashier, teller, mailman. Here, half the time i just get this look of confusion or the infamous "you arent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,422
Posted By Little Buttons
Smile We moved from Monterey, CA to Pittsburgh, PA when...

We moved from Monterey, CA to Pittsburgh, PA when i was 13. The difference in how friendly and personable people were was astonishing! You can strike up a conversation with pretty much anyone at...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 04-09-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,646
Posted By Little Buttons
Talking Thank you all for the warm welcome :)

Thank you all for the warm welcome :)
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 04-09-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,646
Posted By Little Buttons
Wink I've Been Spying...

Hello Lovelies!!!

I just wanted to say Hi and introduce myself! I am married to a wonderful man and together we have a darling little one lovethis I previously worked as a teacher and prior to...
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