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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By CountryRoads
I'm under the impression since we're self...

I'm under the impression since we're self employed, we do not qualify for unemployment.

However, I think I saw somewhere on this board that someone said under the stimulus package that we could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,063
Posted By CountryRoads
We've been getting more and more cases the past...

We've been getting more and more cases the past couple weeks. It's not just daycares that have to close, but also all public spaces.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,063
Posted By CountryRoads
Our governor ordered closures for all daycares. I...

Our governor ordered closures for all daycares. I could choose to care for essential employees kids', but I personally didn't feel it was worth it to stay open for 1, maybe 2 kids.

I'm not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,063
Posted By CountryRoads
Personally, I think 50% is very fair. They...

Personally, I think 50% is very fair.

They are a business and still have expenses whether kids are in attendance or not.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5,707
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,675
Posted By CountryRoads
I don't know what it is, but I have ZERO patience...

I don't know what it is, but I have ZERO patience this week.

Almost every parent is driving me bonkers this week.

Thank goodness I have a long weekend likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By CountryRoads
Are you stricter on your illness policy or have...

Are you stricter on your illness policy or have you kept your policies the same?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By CountryRoads
Thank you!! :)

Thank you!! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By CountryRoads
Did You Send Out a Letter?

Just curious how you all are handling this craziness.

We have no confirmed cases in our county. I think 15 in the state. Schools have closed for 3 weeks, restaurants have closed dining rooms....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By CountryRoads
I sprayed everything with bleach water one time,...

I sprayed everything with bleach water one time, and I think I must've used too much spray because it crystallized on everything! Maybe I'll try doing just a fine mist this time :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By CountryRoads
Disinfecting?

I'm getting down to the last little bit of Lysol. As you can imagine, I'm having a hard time getting more :ouch:

This isn't what I use to sanitize, just a spray down at the end of the day.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5,707
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,675
Posted By CountryRoads
School closure started today. Have a school ager...

School closure started today. Have a school ager here all day who is already having a hard time listening and can't stop wrestling with his little sister. Thankfully he's only here 1 day a week.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By CountryRoads
Do You Make Kids Say Sorry?

Dcg slapped a child in the face. I saw it happen and asked her to apologize. She refused. I had her go sit for a min, tried again, still refused. This happened several times (sitting and trying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5,707
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,675
Posted By CountryRoads
I am so over spending so much time making...

I am so over spending so much time making healthy, nice meals and snacks just to have the kids not even touch it. Or to take 1 bite and think it's gross.

I swear, they would be thrilled if I fed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5,707
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,675
Posted By CountryRoads
Can overalls be banned at daycare, please? :lol: ...

Can overalls be banned at daycare, please? :lol:

So. many. snaps.

Make diaper changes much longer than they should be.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By CountryRoads
Thanks! This is the first time I've had this...

Thanks!

This is the first time I've had this happen. It's funny how many policies I've added due to things I never would've thought about until it happened lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By CountryRoads
Schedule Change

Do you guys require X amount of time for a schedule change?

I have a family who is full time, but wants to drop down to 4 days a week. It's really not a big deal financially, and this child is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5,707
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,675
Posted By CountryRoads
What is with parents trying to negotiate with...

What is with parents trying to negotiate with their kids?

"Dcg, do you want your socks on? No? Okay, what about this foot? Which foot do you want first? No socks? Ok."

"Do you want your coat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By CountryRoads
Cot Beds

What do you use for nap time and do you like them?

Right now, I use the Regalo cot beds. I like the size and that they are up off the floor, I just am not a fan of the fitted sheet, which I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 716
Posted By CountryRoads
I'm a little confused. Did it impale his...

I'm a little confused.

Did it impale his butt cheek or actually go inside of him? Dcm says scratch on his cheek, dcd said blood and poop was on it?

I agree that I would've taken him in if he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,203
Posted By CountryRoads
I struggle with this, too. There are so many...

I struggle with this, too. There are so many times that I've wanted to quit. I look forward to the day I can drastically downsize or quit all together.

I try to think of the positives. Like, I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,107
Posted By CountryRoads
What a cool idea! I never would've thought of...

What a cool idea! I never would've thought of that!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5,707
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,675
Posted By CountryRoads
Dcm dropped off dcg. Said she has an ear...

Dcm dropped off dcg. Said she has an ear infection, no fever but gave her Tylenol this morning.

I just sent out a letter last week about illness. One of the things I put in it was to please not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By CountryRoads
Face Masks?

Does anyone use them on your daycare kids?

I have a couple that just cannot cover their mouths when they cough and sneeze. I have illness going through like crazy right now and I was thinking this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 945
Posted By CountryRoads
This reminds of something that happened a couple...

This reminds of something that happened a couple months ago.

Dcb was going to stay the night at gma's house, so he had an overnight bag with him. I noticed a bottle sticking out the bag and looked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,124
Posted By CountryRoads
Parents are always annoying me :lol: But...

Parents are always annoying me :lol:

But right now, it's illnesses. What is so hard about keeping your sick child home? I have to send a picture of the child's temp now to prevent the "he/she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By CountryRoads
Illness Letter

Does anyone have a sample illness letter I could use?

I have illnesses going around (our whole district does, actually), and i feel like it's never ending.

I basically just want to remind...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5,707
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,675
Posted By CountryRoads
It's always daycare! I guess their kids must...

It's always daycare! I guess their kids must never go in public and live in a bubble? :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5,707
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,675
Posted By CountryRoads
I'm so over illness. It seems never ending...

I'm so over illness.

It seems never ending and it's really frustrating not knowing who dosed and dropped. I suspect I've had 2 families do it this week.

So. over. it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By CountryRoads
Really?! Has anyone had this happen before?...

Really?!

Has anyone had this happen before? Can they still reverse the payment even if the money has already been transferred to a bank account?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By CountryRoads
All of my families pay Venmo except for this one....

All of my families pay Venmo except for this one. Looking back, I should have made it a requirement.

She did say that she will bring it by at some point today, though :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By CountryRoads
Child Absent, but Payment is Due

I've got a family out sick, but their payment is due today.

Would you give a pass or would you expect them to still drop off payment today? Dcm just texted me that they will be out today, but I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5,707
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,675
Posted By CountryRoads
My vent for the day: Center is closing in my...

My vent for the day:

Center is closing in my town. Now all of a sudden there are several people offering "daycare", illegally. Must be licensed in my state for more than 2 kids.

And to think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By CountryRoads
Yes, I could actually do that. I just worry it'll...

Yes, I could actually do that. I just worry it'll come off a little harsh, maybe? Idk. I think I worry too much.

I could go outside with them so at least they are not running around inside. That...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By CountryRoads
Last Pick-Up

Dck (sibling set) are the last ones here everyday. Dcm likes to drag out pick-up and I'm not sure how to handle it.

Her kids act up when she comes and hide from her, run around, etc. I try to have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By CountryRoads
I don't have anything in my policies about...

I don't have anything in my policies about sibling illnesses.

However, for something like the flu, I would be very cautious and send the sibling home for any symptoms.

Just this morning I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5,707
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,675
Posted By CountryRoads
I'm so sorry you are dealing with rude,...

I'm so sorry you are dealing with rude, unappreciative parents!

I wish parents understood how much we sacrifice. I have in my contract that back-up care is encouraged for instances like last...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By CountryRoads
Wow, that seems low! My state allows each...

Wow, that seems low!

My state allows each family X amount of full days and part days per month and pays only when the child is in care. It actually says only when the parent is at school or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By CountryRoads
I don't know if one of my families is aware! I...

I don't know if one of my families is aware! I hope I don't get any flack for them having to pay my full daily rate. Their child has been 3 days this past week :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By CountryRoads
Finally got ahold of someone and my state only...

Finally got ahold of someone and my state only pays for when the child is in care.

Crazy how states can be so different!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By CountryRoads
I understand. My policies are very blunt and...

I understand.

My policies are very blunt and clear so I get very upset when parents don't follow them. I take it as they have no respect for me or my business.

I've learned that you have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 545
Posted By CountryRoads
I'm not on the food program, but I don't...

I'm not on the food program, but I don't accommodate any special diets. But, I also live in a very tiny town and the only dairy free options offered at our store is butter and milk and they are both...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By CountryRoads
The back of the form I need to fill out every...

The back of the form I need to fill out every month said the state will only cover if the parent is at school or working - so I totally assumed!

Thank you! I'll try calling them again tomorrow!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By CountryRoads
Subsidy Question

I feel like this is a stupid question and I've tried calling the DFS office several times with no one answering, so thought I'd come here!

Does the state pay their portion when the child is not in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By CountryRoads
Could you maybe let her know that pick-up must be...

Could you maybe let her know that pick-up must be done by 4:30 on those days you would be done early?

I don't do contracted hours, either. I just plan on not having the last kid out until closing,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 715
Posted By CountryRoads
I'm open. My own kids have school anyway and...

I'm open.

My own kids have school anyway and all my families, except for 1, are working. All kids are here today.

If my own kids didn't have school, I would consider closing for sure!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5,707
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,675
Posted By CountryRoads
Dck (not potty trained AT ALL) shows up in...

Dck (not potty trained AT ALL) shows up in underwear today because according to dcm "she refused to wear a pull-up this morning."

:confused::eek::mad:

I'll never understand some parents.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By CountryRoads
Sudden Slow Eater

Dcb3.5 has recently started to become the slowest eater ever.

It will take him 45 minutes to finish a small snack. I literally have to remind him every 10 seconds to eat. He takes the tiniest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 506
Posted By CountryRoads
We are sitting down and eating lunch by 11:15...

We are sitting down and eating lunch by 11:15 then down for nap by 12:00.

All my kids sleep until at least 2:30. I start turning on lights at 2:45 to wake up any kids that are still asleep and we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5,707
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,675
Posted By CountryRoads
Poor baby :( But good for you! Imagine if...

Poor baby :(

But good for you! Imagine if you allowed her to come and then she ended up in the hospital. It probably would've been blamed on you and the daycare.

I had a dcg on oxygen for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,020
Posted By CountryRoads
Yes, I've had parents say things like that. ...

Yes, I've had parents say things like that.

I have one that complains how hard it is to get out the house with 2 kids and that's why she always late to work.

I had one parent complain about how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By CountryRoads
Thank you everyone for the replies! I've...

Thank you everyone for the replies!

I've decided not to allow early drop-offs either. I just had way too many issues last year and I don't want to deal with it again.

This board is a lifesaver!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By CountryRoads
Thank you! That sounds easier than trying to...

Thank you! That sounds easier than trying to explain it and leaves no room for negotiation :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By CountryRoads
I'm usually very good at enforcing my policies. I...

I'm usually very good at enforcing my policies. I was just trying to be kind and help this family since it was only supposed to be an occasional thing. It was a lesson learned.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By CountryRoads
Need Help With a Letter Please

This is a little early to post, but it was on my mind and need help with wording please :)

A little background - I allowed dcf to drop off early and pick up late (before I open and after I close -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By CountryRoads
Good point. I didn't look at it like that!

Good point. I didn't look at it like that!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By CountryRoads
Reward Chart

I've been having issues with a few kids acting out at pick-up and I'm at the end of my rope with it. Do any of you have a reward chart/system? At what age would be too young to do this type of system?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By CountryRoads
Thanks everyone for the replies! Makes me feel...

Thanks everyone for the replies! Makes me feel better :lol:

Now I wonder what gets said at home! :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By CountryRoads
I just use my phone right now, but I would...

I just use my phone right now, but I would recommend getting a separate device. I had a dcm who would sometimes let dcb2 push in their code and my phone almost got dropped a couple times :ouch: I...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-10-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By CountryRoads
I have one after school kid one day a week and I...

I have one after school kid one day a week and I don't even serve him a snack.

Snack is at 3:30, he doesn't show up until about 4:15. But, he also usually only here for 30-45 minutes so it's not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By CountryRoads
When a Child Exaggerates

Dcb3 at pick up told his mom that I yelled at him and got mad at him today.

I most definitely did not yell, I just told him he couldn't go in a certain area that is blocked off for the babies.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By CountryRoads
I use Brightwheel and I love it. I never...

I use Brightwheel and I love it.

I never have parents ask when their child last ate, woke up from nap, was changed, etc. because it is all in the app. I send out closure reminders, newsletters,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5,707
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,675
Posted By CountryRoads
Why do kids act up so bad when their parents are...

Why do kids act up so bad when their parents are here??

They can be good all day, then as soon as they see their mom/dad they lose their minds. They break my rules (which they can follow all day),...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By CountryRoads
Oh, gosh. I've been doing it wrong the past few...

Oh, gosh. I've been doing it wrong the past few years then :ouch:

So, I get paid after care is provided (I know, I know. It's worked out good for me so far - fingers crossed). When I give parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By CountryRoads
Oh, gotcha! Thanks! Can I claim that money...

Oh, gotcha! Thanks!

Can I claim that money from the state as income from 2019? It's just from December. I'll be receiving the checks this month, so will I have to wait to claim it for 2020?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By CountryRoads
Tax Statements and Subsidy

This is my first year with families who get child care assistance.

Do I just put the portion that they paid on their tax receipt? Do I put the portion that the state covered anywhere on it?
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By CountryRoads
He's 2.5. I try talking to dcb beforehand...

He's 2.5.

I try talking to dcb beforehand and let him know that he cannot act like that when dad comes. I think today I'm going to keep him at the table with some sort of activity while dad is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By CountryRoads
Chaos at Pick-Up

I know this is a common problem, so I'm looking for some advice on how to handle this!

Everyone tends to lose their minds at pick-up, but I have one dcb who is a nightmare. As soon as his parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 688
Posted By CountryRoads
I get the kids a little gift and I also get the...

I get the kids a little gift and I also get the parents a gift. I think I spent $12 a kid this year and found a really good deal on cyber monday for a picture gift for $2 (happyface) for the parents....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5,707
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,675
Posted By CountryRoads
You know what stinks about a small town? Everyone...

You know what stinks about a small town? Everyone knows everything!

I had a woman who would be getting childcare assistance call me yesterday. She left a vm and I haven't gotten back to her yet....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By CountryRoads
I always say my youngest child is the worst...

I always say my youngest child is the worst behaved one I have. My daycare is on a separate floor, so he stays upstairs most days and does what he wants to. He has his own room full of his toys that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By CountryRoads
I'm also not allowed to swaddle, but I can use...

I'm also not allowed to swaddle, but I can use sleep sacks. I just have to leave their arms out.

I have good luck with those!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By CountryRoads
This would be amazing :lol: I'm required to...

This would be amazing :lol:

I'm required to inform parents via letter of any contagious illnesses that a child may have, so I would definitely be confronting her about the RSV.

I would have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5,707
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,675
Posted By CountryRoads
Had a dcg2 randomly used the potty yesterday. She...

Had a dcg2 randomly used the potty yesterday. She had wet pull-ups all day, this was the first time she used it here.

So, what does mom do? Sends her in underwear today :mad:

I told mom (again)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By CountryRoads
I also want to add that the sibling set did not...

I also want to add that the sibling set did not have sores when I sent home and they did not come back the rest of the week.

They infected every other kid before the sores even appeared. It is so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5,707
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,675
Posted By CountryRoads
Dck got new, very sparkly shoes. I now have...

Dck got new, very sparkly shoes.

I now have glitter all over my floor :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By CountryRoads
I would be worried about HFM. It is nasty....

I would be worried about HFM.

It is nasty. It took out my whole daycare about a year ago. I sent home a sibling set for fevers and they developed the sores the next day. Every single child got it,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By CountryRoads
Mine also has a sanitize cycle. My health...

Mine also has a sanitize cycle.

My health inspector told me that most dishwashers don't get hot enough to actually sanitize. She had a kit to test it, but since I don't use the dishwasher for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5,707
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,675
Posted By CountryRoads
Was looking forward to a slower day on Monday. ...

Was looking forward to a slower day on Monday.

Dcm (who rarely brings her kids when she's not working and has my most challenging dck) told me that she may bring them on Monday so she can get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By CountryRoads
I got a laugh this morning! She texted me...

I got a laugh this morning!

She texted me pretty early asking for drop-in care today. Her other daycare closed the infant room today. Bummer.

I told her yes as long as I had payment at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By CountryRoads
Well, That Stinks

Family in a bind. I agreed to watch their child completely last minute, was going to let them stop by last night to pick up all the paper work. They were running late and told me 10 minutes before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By CountryRoads
I don't. I had 1 child that was on almond milk...

I don't. I had 1 child that was on almond milk for awhile and I let mom know that she will have to supply it. I was not about to purchase special (more expensive) milk for 1 child.

If it's not on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By CountryRoads
I charge a daily rate, and a higher daily rate...

I charge a daily rate, and a higher daily rate for drop-in care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By CountryRoads
Thank you! I am a little disappointed, but...

Thank you!

I am a little disappointed, but at least there is some holiday breaks coming up!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By CountryRoads
I ended up just sending a message that I made an...

I ended up just sending a message that I made an error and daycare will be open that day. Luckily I just sent out the closure notice Friday, so I'm assuming parents were expecting to pay for that day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By CountryRoads
I Screwed Up

So, I sent out a notice that I was closed on Veteran's Day, and I must've got it confused with Memorial Day. Because my handbook does not state that I'm closed that day :ouch:

Most of my families...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By CountryRoads
Oh, good point! I didn't even think about...

Oh, good point! I didn't even think about expectations for care outside of reglalr hours when you have to be closed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By CountryRoads
I've had to close early several times. It...

I've had to close early several times. It honestly would never even cross my mind to open early to make up for the time I'd be closed. Besides, I don't think it would be helpful to my families if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By CountryRoads
That makes sense! Thank you! And, yes! I...

That makes sense! Thank you!

And, yes! I have that policy in place, too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By CountryRoads
Late Fees

I haven't had this situation come up, but I'm wondering what you would do.

My late payment fees are $10 a day including weekends. Payment must be made by closing, or the late fee will be applied....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 326,137
Posted By CountryRoads
Closed daycare tomorrow! I'm getting to go to my...

Closed daycare tomorrow! I'm getting to go to my sons' school Halloween Party! I haven't been to one of those in 4 years!

So excited! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5,707
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,675
Posted By CountryRoads
You're so right! I have one dcb who will...

You're so right!

I have one dcb who will sometimes slap his mom in the face and call her names at pick-up, and she laughs.

Last week, a different dcb slapped his mom in the face. Instant "NO!"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5,707
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,675
Posted By CountryRoads
i know I've vented about this before, but this...

i know I've vented about this before, but this time it is with a different parent.

Why are parents so afraid of making their children mad??

Dcg2 has a toy she is obsessed with. Mom left it at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5,707
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,675
Posted By CountryRoads
Some people :confused: I once had a dcm tell...

Some people :confused:

I once had a dcm tell me that she kept her high schooler home because "if she needs to be on medicine to feel good enough, then she doesn't need to be at school."

But,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By CountryRoads
I'm the same way. I'm way better than I used to...

I'm the same way. I'm way better than I used to be, but I still struggle.

Like CH said, you'll know better for next time. When I feel bad about sending a child home or telling them they can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By CountryRoads
I have my holiday and Christmas break closures in...

I have my holiday and Christmas break closures in my handbook.

I send out a mass message through BW reminding them of upcoming closures. I will also sometimes print out a letter and stick it in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 730
Posted By CountryRoads
Anytime I'm closed, it's unpaid.

Anytime I'm closed, it's unpaid.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By CountryRoads
I agree with the other responses. When...

I agree with the other responses.

When you're closed, you're closed. It's not your problem.

Also, what is so hard about just picking the child up from school? Why do they have to go to your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 730
Posted By CountryRoads
No, not at all. Here's my Nov/Dec closures: ...

No, not at all.

Here's my Nov/Dec closures:

Nov - Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving

Dec - Christmas Eve through New Year's Day

I love Christmas break and look forward to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,203
Posted By CountryRoads
That's what I was thinking. Do they not...

That's what I was thinking.

Do they not understand that it's unsanitary to have a child pee his pants in daycare? That there are other kids around? That I don't want to throw away a cot bed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,333
Posted By CountryRoads
This happened at pick-up on a Friday. I sent her...

This happened at pick-up on a Friday. I sent her a message letting her know that her bill needed to be paid on time and I just couldn't accept late payments. She said "I'm sorry. It wasn't on...
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