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Forum: Curriculum 11-30-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,150
Posted By Abigail
I did take three years of Spanish, but that was...

I did take three years of Spanish, but that was over a decade ago..........ha ha! I'm just wondering if their was a website (or someone on here!) which would tell me the best words/way to start...
Forum: Curriculum 11-29-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,150
Posted By Abigail
Introducting Basic Spanish & Sign Language 3-5 Year Olds

Does anyone have a SPECIFIC website or company they use for teaching introduction to Spanish (everyone here speaks ONLY English) and introduction to sign language?

I want to be able to add in fun...
Forum: Curriculum 11-28-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,739
Posted By Abigail
That was interesting to read. It makes sense,...

That was interesting to read. It makes sense, but then it seems to change based off whether you teach upper case vs. lower case and I want to have a method to my madness why I teach both upper and...
Forum: Curriculum 11-20-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,739
Posted By Abigail
Does anyone have the order of alphabet introduced...

Does anyone have the order of alphabet introduced in handwriting without tears curriculum or if they even have a recommended list? Someone I know teaches her letters not specifically letter of the...
Forum: Curriculum 11-20-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,909
Posted By Abigail
Do you put all your books and flannel boards in a...

Do you put all your books and flannel boards in a theme or have open stock to randomly select too? I guess I never thought of separating any flannel stories as I don't have many. I keep all my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By Abigail
I'm the opposite. My families have the entryway...

I'm the opposite. My families have the entryway to sign in and help their children take their coats and shoes off and also have to wash their hands before they leave. We started this a little over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,791
Posted By Abigail
Open-ended questions are questions that you can...

Open-ended questions are questions that you can not answer yes or no. Example:
What is the weather like today? The answer will be open ended because it's going to be cold, hot, sunny, rainy,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,547
Posted By Abigail
I also think Fccers is a lot about what you have...

I also think Fccers is a lot about what you have available. What I do is put more and more stuff out a week or so prior to the observations so the kids lose interest in playing with it. The most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,547
Posted By Abigail
You have 14 kids? Do you have 1 or 2 helpers? ...

You have 14 kids? Do you have 1 or 2 helpers? We have 11 kids and I have two helpers here for when we have observations. Since I'm the owner I help a little here and there to keep chaos at a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By Abigail
Are you only hiring someone temporarily for two...

Are you only hiring someone temporarily for two months if you can enroll this one infant early? Short-term hiring isn't worth it because you need to have to carry certain insurances BEFORE hiring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,791
Posted By Abigail
Creating Weekly Themes

If you create your own weekly themes for a curriculum instead of a purchased kit, what do you try to fit in each theme? Arts/Crafts/Math/Books are really simple to work into any theme, so I'm just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By Abigail
2 of the previous 3 years we've done fishing rods...

2 of the previous 3 years we've done fishing rods made of small branches from our tree. We cut down lots of bushes this year so I just put the nice foot long, almost straight branches aside so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 937
Posted By Abigail
My only option?

I was starting to lean towards getting flat to the ground, no legged furniture, but when I looked again at sizes the others were all only 17" height meaning they were only about 8" seats vs. this is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 937
Posted By Abigail
Purchasing Preschool Seating.......

I'm STILL undecided and need to make up my mind what furniture set I would like to order through a grant. My main hard choice is deciding whether to get furniture that has wooden legs, they're only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,777
Posted By Abigail
What color did you choose for the vinyl set from...

What color did you choose for the vinyl set from Kaplan? That's one of my options. Can you send a photo of what it looks like or do you no longer have it
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,777
Posted By Abigail
What color is your couch? Can you text me a...

What color is your couch? Can you text me a photo of what it looks like? PM me for my number!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,777
Posted By Abigail
Kaplan Child-Sized Furniture

Does anyone own Kaplan brand of child-sized furniture? I want to know what works best for 3-5 year olds. All the photos on the website show 1-2 year olds fitting comfortably but I want it for...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-14-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,113
Posted By Abigail
What is my time space?

I have 2400 hours with children and 300 hours without children total of 2700 hours worked/ 8760 hours in a year.

My time percentage: 30.8%

I have 2128 shared footage and 834 exclusive usage...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-14-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,443
Posted By Abigail
50% Bonus Depreciation: Last year for 2013 I...

50% Bonus Depreciation:

Last year for 2013 I never used this because I knew I would earn more income in 2014. Now this year we started my taxes this morning and they're "on hold" so she can...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-13-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,333
Posted By Abigail
How would I setup an IRA for myself and how does...

How would I setup an IRA for myself and how does it benefit me?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-13-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,443
Posted By Abigail
The $358 was the total our tax person charged for...

The $358 was the total our tax person charged for our taxes, which was all my daycare and my husbands one W2.


Can't the electrical outlet be 100% because it was installed for a second freezer...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-07-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,443
Posted By Abigail
Depreciation, Which Category And How Many Years?

1. We had a pest control service come out to take care of the lawn so the kids could play without the inconvenience of weeds. It was $228 for the season to keep it treated. Is this a one time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,807
Posted By Abigail
It is possible to make a profit but you need to...

It is possible to make a profit but you need to work part time. You don't make much profit unless you have enough kids to require two staff as well but even with only seven kids and a part time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,792
Posted By Abigail
I am due with my second child July 12. Our first...

I am due with my second child July 12. Our first was born in February 2013 and he is going to be two soon and that week we will find out the gender to reveal at his party if that's what we stick too!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,792
Posted By Abigail
When is everyone due? Have you told anyone yet?...

When is everyone due? Have you told anyone yet? How did you share the news?
Forum: Forms - Uploads 12-30-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,774
Posted By Abigail
It does make sense with my first son I only...

It does make sense with my first son I only closed for three days so I don't want to close very long term to begin with for maternity leave. I think planning a paid vacation would be more stressful...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-27-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,054
Posted By Abigail
Purchasing a Vehicle

How does purchasing a vehicle benefit me with daycare taxes? Should we go buy a vehicle before the end of the year (Wednesday!) or is it not such a big tax help that waiting til January wouldn't...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 12-27-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,774
Posted By Abigail
Maternity Leave..........Tom Copeland?

This is what I have for my section of my contract for paid provider days.....

Provider Vacation & Personal Days
The provider will take eight paid days each calendar year at the regular rate when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,116
Posted By Abigail
Start Fresh........ If you can figure out what...

Start Fresh........
If you can figure out what you want within the week and get it all typed up and printed for every family enrolled to sign new contracts after reviewing handbooks, then make new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,792
Posted By Abigail
You guys can add me to the group too! I'm due in...

You guys can add me to the group too! I'm due in July, 8 weeks right now. We have not told anyone yet we have an appointment in 2 more weeks and we plan to tell at Christmas time! How will you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 729
Posted By Abigail
That was cute!

That was cute!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-08-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,292
Posted By Abigail
What about if rabies shots are required for pets...

What about if rabies shots are required for pets in the home, which would be our cat, or else we can't be licensed? Wouldn't we be able to consider it a shared expense for services?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-08-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,292
Posted By Abigail
Pet Medical Bills?

Do our pet's medical bills we paid count towards itemizing our taxes or only our human family's medical bills?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-07-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,167
Posted By Abigail
Itemize Deductions

We've always done standard deduction, but this year we kept our medical bills and charitable donations. What do I need to add up to see if it's worth it to itemize for 2013 (extended...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-05-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,185
Posted By Abigail
Depreciation, Which Category and How Many Years?

Is my baby Swing
Smart TV
Crib
Upright Freezer
Beluga Rocker/Recliner
Master Bedroom Set and
Carpet..............all shared personal property for depreciating over 7 Years?

Repairing Fence...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-03-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 967
Posted By Abigail
Opps, I meant depreciate for the tax fee. The...

Opps, I meant depreciate for the tax fee. The tax professional fee was high because they did my daycare taxes so I don't understand why at least part of that fee I was charged isn't able to be used....
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-02-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 967
Posted By Abigail
City Fee's and Professional Tax Fee

Do I deduct these over years or is it a one-year expense?

Last year was my first year and doing our daycare taxes was just over $300 and I also had to pay our city planning board $200 to expand my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 873
Posted By Abigail
Did you get answers in a different thread or...

Did you get answers in a different thread or should I add to your thread? I'm expanding and searching for more information as well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,803
Posted By Abigail
I know this is an older thread, but I also was...

I know this is an older thread, but I also was searching STAFF. I want to know more ideas on boosting morale! I am expanding and hiring more staff and want to keep it great from the start. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,923
Posted By Abigail
what is spd?

what is spd?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,046
Posted By Abigail
Staff Handbooks

Does anyone have staff/employee handbooks they would like to share? I'm needing to create one and eventually will have a small center so I need to get started. I have some employees now but only...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-07-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,663
Posted By Abigail
I give one to every parent but I guess those who...

I give one to every parent but I guess those who left I'm not going to worry about W-10 until January no matter when they leave during the year because I'm beyond busy with our typical paperwork. ...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-07-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,597
Posted By Abigail
I don't track all my miles. What I did was the...

I don't track all my miles. What I did was the basic typical places I visited regularly for daycare or if it was a long distance like driving an hour for the changing table I purchased (then driving...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,877
Posted By Abigail
Is putting a sticky note on the front of the...

Is putting a sticky note on the front of the contract starting something as simple as "Please notice the new weekly rate effective January 31st" good enough?

Not everyone has a new rate, only my 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,877
Posted By Abigail
Raising Rates, Renewing Contracts

I'm going to hand out new contracts on Monday. I did new contracts last year but only added a provider vacation day and everything else stayed the same. This year is my first year raising rates for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 751
Posted By Abigail
Tax Organization!

Has anyone else used excel to type all their income and expenses? I LOVE IT! Unfortunately I waited until last week to start my receipts for taxes that are due today so have pulled 2 most-nighters...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-12-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,706
Posted By Abigail
Typical Depreciation, Section 179, OR Bonus 50% Rule

I'm getting confused! 2012 was my first year of business and I have to finish my tax things in the next few days for my tax lady. Is it easier to just depreciate all items the typical way based on...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-12-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,477
Posted By Abigail
Update on my last questions? If some things were...

Update on my last questions? If some things were purchased in 2011 do I claim them on my start up cost or no?

Also, we had to have a furnace inspection prior to getting my license which was also...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-11-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,477
Posted By Abigail
So are things in the "personal property" category...

So are things in the "personal property" category over roughly a hundred dollars depreciated over 7 years?

Also, if we paid $150 when we moved into the house in 2011 to change the locks on the...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-10-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,085
Posted By Abigail
Anyone Else Use Excel To Track Receipts?

Does any other provider use excel to track all their receipts? I've been using excel for EVERYTHING so far for taxes and now will use it for the not-so-fun-endless receipts but just wondered how...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-09-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,477
Posted By Abigail
Personal Property

These are the items listed under my personal property:

Washer/Dryer
Snowblower
Lawnmower
Dishwasher
Carpet
Daycare Baby Toilet 100% $356
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-09-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,855
Posted By Abigail
Also, if she makes these changes when I see her...

Also, if she makes these changes when I see her next week those few changes alone would bring my income down to almost nothing, maybe 1-2 thousand BEFORE I give her my receipts which are thousands...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,509
Posted By Abigail
Congrats! I had a part time helper while I was...

Congrats! I had a part time helper while I was pregnant but also because I wanted to go larger in size and work with someone so I only made sure I didn't enroll more kids than requiring one provider...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-09-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,233
Posted By Abigail
That makes sense to me.

That makes sense to me.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-08-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,233
Posted By Abigail
How to Become Tax Exempt?

Being a large home care provider can I, and if so, is it worth it to become exempt from taxes when buying exclusively daycare items?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-08-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,855
Posted By Abigail
Finishing Up Details For Taxes!

After going in to someone who is familiar with childcare taxes to an extent, I have some questions on whether it's all right or not.

FENCE:
She depreciated the house but added things we did to...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-07-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,441
Posted By Abigail
So if I just use 2 months worth of my hours and...

So if I just use 2 months worth of my hours and multiply that by 6 to get 12 months is that my answer or do I have to just do what I wrote down for cleaning/cooking/research and add up when all the...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-06-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,441
Posted By Abigail
Yes, I'm just wondering if claiming 70 hours per...

Yes, I'm just wondering if claiming 70 hours per week as my total hours working with and without children present in my home is what is acceptable by default or if I must go back to my start-end...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-06-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,441
Posted By Abigail
Standard Hours 70 Per Week?

Can someone tell me or send me a link to where using 70 hours a week is what the irs will allow without recordkeeping as the time in the week for calculating time/space?

I do have my attendance...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-06-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,802
Posted By Abigail
I know this post is super ancient, but is their a...

I know this post is super ancient, but is their a standard weekly amount of time we can use instead of writing it all down? I can go back and write down my attendance hours I worked with kids, but I...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-05-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,094
Posted By Abigail
Their is nothing wrong with learning the food...

Their is nothing wrong with learning the food program and trying it out. I signed up right away and spent way to many hours planning menus that met their guidelines and only had 4 daycare children. ...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-05-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,992
Posted By Abigail
If you are using excel already why not just do it...

If you are using excel already why not just do it yourself? I do my own payroll and quarterly taxes...........I do everything a first time with a professional to make sure I'm doing it right then I...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-05-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,659
Posted By Abigail
I am doing my taxes from 2012 now and had an...

I am doing my taxes from 2012 now and had an employee the entire year. Do I have "payroll expenses" as a category and just use gross wages as the overall expense? I already do my own quarterly...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-04-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,219
Posted By Abigail
Smile Work In Progress

I'm currently working on an 8-week healthier menu. I have one family who is encouraging to have healthier foods and we've had to reason a few times because they eat very healthy and have a healthy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,335
Posted By Abigail
I just wonder if the door part of either is...

I just wonder if the door part of either is easier to use or harder or if I an not able to connect both together if I tried. I noticed the height difference and the taller the better.

I have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,335
Posted By Abigail
Creating a Safe Baby Area

I have a 6 panel baby safety gate for right now by North States setup in my main play area for one infant. Next week I'll have two infants and need more space and so I want to buy 2 sets of these...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,789
Posted By Abigail
My new afternoon helper should be a motivator. ...

My new afternoon helper should be a motivator. They NEVER work together. I am only making $150/week right now before taxes so I'm not coming out ahead and can't afford (esp. with all the unpaid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 882
Posted By Abigail
Did you work all day from open to close then? I...

Did you work all day from open to close then? I was just writing another friend of mine asking her opinion of having my current morning doing 8-1 and my afternoon doing 12-5/5:30 so they overlap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 882
Posted By Abigail
Does Anyone Have More Than One Employee?

I'm a HOME daycare with a license for 12. I have 2 part time employees which I wouldn't need but going on maternity leave any day now, literally! With our child I need to have a second person here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,454
Posted By Abigail
You did do the right thing. They like you...

You did do the right thing. They like you because you DO FOLLOW THROUGH with your policies.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By Abigail
Help on this site.....

How do I decline joining a social group? I have a notification every time I sign in and don't know how to decline it. THANKS!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 21,017
Posted By Abigail
I simply stated in my advertisement that I do not...

I simply stated in my advertisement that I do not have any current openings if you need childcare and that eliminated prospects. LOL It was the truth too because I just filled my last spot.

If...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-31-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 917
Posted By Abigail
I decided to go to a tax place and they only...

I decided to go to a tax place and they only charged $10 to setup my W2 and the lady was so kind to help me by printing the papers that were due today so hope I didn't mess up! She said my state...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-29-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 917
Posted By Abigail
W2 for Employee

I recently was told that I can't use a pen on a paper w2 I picked up in town because I need to have a certain printer or typewriter? So I was told to go online and register with my EIN and do it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,298
Posted By Abigail
LOL, I would have said "No those are only for...

LOL, I would have said "No those are only for employees, I'm a business owner." Thanks though!



This just ended my first year of business so I spent HOURS entering in my individual receipts to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 24,877
Posted By Abigail
Smile Well this became a super long thread so I read...

Well this became a super long thread so I read half of it and skimmed the rest. I don't understand why so many people "look down" or are scared of licensing. If you are nice and honest with your...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-25-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,516
Posted By Abigail
[QUOTE=SilverSabre25;89257]I haven't made this...

[QUOTE=SilverSabre25;89257]I haven't made this yet, but I am SO GOING TO. Possibly today if I have the gluten-free subs on hand (I think I do). My mouth is watering just thinking about it. I think...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-25-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,234
Posted By Abigail
I guess neither seem very healthy to me. LOL. ...

I guess neither seem very healthy to me. LOL. At first I thought it was something home-made then everyone mentioned the stores they buy them at, ha ha.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 835
Posted By Abigail
Do you also consider this kit something for your...

Do you also consider this kit something for your family as well? I would not have any medications even simply tylenol in my daycare first aid because I don't have permission to give it and would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,789
Posted By Abigail
I would love to see what you have for a contract....

I would love to see what you have for a contract. How many employees do you have and how many hours do they work? I need someone to work ALL DAY everyday because I am going to expand to where 2-3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,658
Posted By Abigail
Did the mom sign the child out so she was her...

Did the mom sign the child out so she was her responsibility? You said you turned your back to go to another child so I'm assuming you already said goodbye and walked away. You did not witness it,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,937
Posted By Abigail
How can you order prints off facebook though? ...

How can you order prints off facebook though? Just by saving them and sending them via internet to print at a local store or something?

I originally thought it was called shutterfly, but I think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,789
Posted By Abigail
I didn't have any of my employees sign a...

I didn't have any of my employees sign a contract. I am starting my second year in child care and have RARELY been sick because I keep it clean and wash my hands. This girl I remind a lot, still a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,926
Posted By Abigail
LOL I like the letter as well, but I don't see...

LOL I like the letter as well, but I don't see the point in posting a roster just simply saying "it's full" should be enough. I also wouldn't want to continue asking even though you want to help. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,937
Posted By Abigail
Sharing Photos Online W/Families

Does anyone use a website or private way to share photos of the daycare kids online? Does anyone have specific log in names/passwords for parents on a site where they can choose which pictures to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,789
Posted By Abigail
Daycare's with Employees/Helpers....

What is your policy on being sick? How many sick days are "okay" and what kind of advance notice do you require?

I have someone who missed a lot of days back in the fall mostly because of her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,899
Posted By Abigail
I have a calm group, but I'll always be getting...

I have a calm group, but I'll always be getting more younger kids so I'm not going to be able to hang anything for the cozy corner. I'm thinking about hanging something sometime this summer when the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,781
Posted By Abigail
It's only a drill, not the real thing. You...

It's only a drill, not the real thing. You practice then regularly so I wouldn't worry about it taking too long. I'm in ND and it's -30 today! We will NOT practice drills if it's below 15-20...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,543
Posted By Abigail
How many daycare families do you care for right...

How many daycare families do you care for right now? I can tell you'll be happy to move on. I love having my daycare, but I like it more because I have enough children to have a helper and it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
Posted By Abigail
Once again, I'm not sure if I would want to put...

Once again, I'm not sure if I would want to put so much detail into writing just like terming a family it could back fire on you for SOMETHING. You never know. I've never been let go from a job but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,123
Posted By Abigail
I personally use the words Child Care. It could...

I personally use the words Child Care. It could be senior care, or pet care, etc. I like child care a lot better than daycare. I tell people I have a daycare, but not once will you see daycare in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,107
Posted By Abigail
If you're just opening it does not make any sense...

If you're just opening it does not make any sense when you have all your spots available to charge a holding fee. A holding fee to hold their spot? A parent will just wait it out until the need you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,107
Posted By Abigail
I opened only a year ago, but starting...

I opened only a year ago, but starting interviewing a year and a half ago. My rates were $130 and $125-$130 was average. I would try to find a better average rate than you're huge gap.

I worked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,211
Posted By Abigail
I do not have anything in my handbook as far as a...

I do not have anything in my handbook as far as a dedicated section for infants and I will not. Mostly because my choices on infant care can and do change over time. Most infants will already come...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
Posted By Abigail
Have you ever had an employee before? It sounds...

Have you ever had an employee before? It sounds like you never provided training one on one with this girl or had expectations besides just being a body in the room. If you have hired her on as an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,302
Posted By Abigail
10 degrees feels totally different depending...

10 degrees feels totally different depending where you live. If your down south you wouldn't consider it and if you're up north it's not "that bad". I follow our local recommendations of 20 degrees...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,161
Posted By Abigail
Same here too! We also need to hire using the...

Same here too! We also need to hire using the same employment forms you would for any other job and get proof for their I-9 Forms too. I was lucky to know someone to have first start, but I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,161
Posted By Abigail
I just hired my second employee and she started...

I just hired my second employee and she started yesterday. My first hire was back in August when I was telling people I was expecting our first child and wanted to be "covered" so I wouldn't lose...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By Abigail
I just hired my second employee so I hope no one...

I just hired my second employee so I hope no one quits because I need them both! LOL. If either decided to quit, just like a daycare family, I would tell them they need to give a written notice...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-15-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,260
Posted By Abigail
My car was paid for years ago, it is over a...

My car was paid for years ago, it is over a decade old and still running! LOL
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