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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,254
Posted By MrsB
I'm with some of you. If a child can't rest for...

I'm with some of you. If a child can't rest for a minimum of 2 hours whether its because parents or whatever reason, then they have outgrown my daycare. They are not required to sleep but we dont...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,579
Posted By MrsB
I found this article and it has a lot of...

I found this article and it has a lot of excellent information. Looks like your right BlackCat you are required to cooperate but it doesnt necessarily mean you have no rights. It just means that if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,854
Posted By MrsB
LOL, I have had this family in the past too! ...

LOL, I have had this family in the past too! :lol::lol: They called and left about 15 messages/emails in less than an 8 hour period after I termed them. They kept demanding a written letter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,750
Posted By MrsB
Thanks everyone for your words of encouragement! ...

Thanks everyone for your words of encouragement!

Just this morning I had a mom (the one with the 3 kids) say to me. "Sorry I've kind of been all over the place, but I've just really been stressed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,579
Posted By MrsB
Absolutely you have the right to not answer any...

Absolutely you have the right to not answer any questions from a police officer without an attorney present! Although in this instance, I would think if it was a case of you being suspected of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,750
Posted By MrsB
Only 3 Weeks Left...

Well, I only have 3 weeks left of daycare before me and the family are on the road! This last month has been the most hellish month of ALL my years doing daycare. We are a military family and I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 911
Posted By MrsB
My hubby will be attached to Buckley AFB right...

My hubby will be attached to Buckley AFB right outside Denver.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,678
Posted By MrsB
Over the years I have had several children with...

Over the years I have had several children with special needs. In fact I pride myself in always trying to have one or two children with special needs enrolled, usually Aspergers or Autism. Along...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,169
Posted By MrsB
I ask this same question, usually during the...

I ask this same question, usually during the initial phone interview. In my experience the ones that have felt attacked or dont understand why I would ask the question are usually the families to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,063
Posted By MrsB
I wouldn't worry about the other family wanting...

I wouldn't worry about the other family wanting their deposit back. Each one of my contracts are catered to each family and their needs. I have NEVER in all my years of daycare had a parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 911
Posted By MrsB
Notice

Well yesterday was the day! I let everyone know that my hubby got orders and we will be moving the end of July. I have alot of mixed emotions about it. Although I am starting to get excited about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,026
Posted By MrsB
Just for you info. Hydrogen Peroxide is not...

Just for you info. Hydrogen Peroxide is not recommended on cuts or wounds any longer. It kills the good cells too, that fight off infection and promote healing. Notice how when you go to the doctor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,823
Posted By MrsB
Have you thought about doing your own...

Have you thought about doing your own assessments? There are things like the Ages and Stages Questionnaire that you could do and provide a copy to the parents. You could also use it to know where...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,060
Posted By MrsB
I am so excited for you daycare! Hope this...

I am so excited for you daycare! Hope this little boys success continues!

It sounds like this little boys issues are not sensory related, but 2 years is not too little to be diagnosed with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 17,232
Posted By MrsB
I have been licensed on a military base as well...

I have been licensed on a military base as well and it can be a bigger pain because the inspectors work a few blocks from you. I had lots of "drive by and unannounced visits" Then I checked with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,392
Posted By MrsB
I do the exact same thing pretty much just...

I do the exact same thing pretty much just different wording.

"Go sit in the thinking chair until you have stopped whining/crying and decided what big boy/girl words you are going to use when you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,015
Posted By MrsB
This is frequently heard from my 6 yr old dd. ...

This is frequently heard from my 6 yr old dd.

Her : "mom"..... "Mom".... "MOM" "MOOOOOOOM"....... "Mrs. B"
Me : What hun!

So she mostly just calls me Mrs.B during daycare hours. Oops...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,379
Posted By MrsB
This happened to me last June. I lost 4 full...

This happened to me last June. I lost 4 full timers all within a two week period of time. It is the downside of having alot of military families. PCS season can really hurt you.
My hubby and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,246
Posted By MrsB
I dont think you are wrong, I had this happen to...

I dont think you are wrong, I had this happen to me before too. Its hard to know where to draw the line sometimes. What I have found is that parents seem to exagerate (sp?) the times of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By MrsB
Sickie report

I got this from a provider friend and am going to change it up and start using it. Thought I would share. She said she started using it everytime she sends home a child sick and writes/highlights...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,071
Posted By MrsB
I save a copy as a PDF and then email the copy of...

I save a copy as a PDF and then email the copy of the PDF as an attachment.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,236
Posted By MrsB
I do them on MMK and email them to parents when a...

I do them on MMK and email them to parents when a child first starts. Usually for about the first 3-4 weeks until I get a good idea what their normal routine is. After that I just let parents know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By MrsB
Bigger is better IMO. The smaller the items the...

Bigger is better IMO. The smaller the items the more it suggests hoarding if you know what I mean. I have that problem with match box cars. I have a TON of them and they weren't even worried about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,796
Posted By MrsB
I have a few books in my "library" for kids about...

I have a few books in my "library" for kids about preparing for when a new baby comes into the family that touches on breastfeeding too. I shared the titles of the books with the parents. I also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,097
Posted By MrsB
Praying for you Sunchimes and your Hubby! Many...

Praying for you Sunchimes and your Hubby! Many h****.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,106
Posted By MrsB
Well how frustrating for you Melskids. If it...

Well how frustrating for you Melskids. If it were me I think I would tell Dad that I am legally not able to force myself on a potty trained child to help with toileting if they say no. So dad can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,440
Posted By MrsB
I took 3 weeks when my DD was born 18 months ago....

I took 3 weeks when my DD was born 18 months ago. I was super tired at first after adjusting but it went pretty smoothly. I worked until the Friday before I had her. Luckily I didnt go into labor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,339
Posted By MrsB
Awesome! Sounds like you got it all worked out! ...

Awesome! Sounds like you got it all worked out! Sounds like you are both getting a deal!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,280
Posted By MrsB
Yay Breezy! Stoked for you! and a little...

Yay Breezy! Stoked for you! and a little jealous too! My "infant" DCG turned 2 yesterday and my own DD is 18 months now. I love me some *****y tiiiiny babies!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,457
Posted By MrsB
Its not the safest choice no, but its not the...

Its not the safest choice no, but its not the safest choice to transport DCKs either.

I always inspect them really well, make sure there are no recalls and that they are only 1 to 2 years old. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,151
Posted By MrsB
Virginia is a big state, I live outside of DC on...

Virginia is a big state, I live outside of DC on the Maryland side and daycares in areas of Northern Virginia easily get that kind of money. A friend was checking preschools and one cost $26,000 per...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,606
Posted By MrsB
It really is. I have a set of boys that is like...

It really is. I have a set of boys that is like that too. Not so much from the mom's side but the dad and his new wife are just aweful! THey only usually go there one weekend a month so they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By MrsB
No show-ers to interviews is one of my biggest...

No show-ers to interviews is one of my biggest pet peeves. Eventually I have realized its just part of the business. Annoying as all get up but still part of most businesses. I started about a year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,457
Posted By MrsB
I can strap 3 full size carseats in the back of...

I can strap 3 full size carseats in the back of my minivan, not really sure what kind of minivan you have. I have a 2011 Honday Odyssey. I dont really know how the different seats of different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,339
Posted By MrsB
Don't give them too much of a break. The break...

Don't give them too much of a break. The break in schedule,especially if you have to take all the kids out to meet the bus is really a PIA, in my opinion. I really dislike being held to a preschool...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By MrsB
I often give each of them a "bin" or task. ...

I often give each of them a "bin" or task.

So someone cleans the farm animals
someone cleans the play food etc.

This seems a little easier for the younger ones to manage.

We also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,762
Posted By MrsB
1. My parents that use Minute Menu, the...

1. My parents that use Minute Menu, the transaction date is Friday so I get my money in my account on Thursday. The only time it takes more than 5 days is if there is a holiday, then I would get it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,597
Posted By MrsB
Oh my goodness! Sounds like his parents have...

Oh my goodness! Sounds like his parents have catered to his wants as far as food goes instead of his needs.

I dont have experience in a center so I am not sure what you can or can't do, but he is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,597
Posted By MrsB
My 18 mos old DD is like that, she has a few...

My 18 mos old DD is like that, she has a few "preferred" foods and alot of foods she doesnt like or wont eat. She also has sensory issues and has an Occupational Therapist. Her therapist suggested...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,762
Posted By MrsB
Mine is $10 a day late fee too but I just...

Mine is $10 a day late fee too but I just switched this week to no longer accepting checks which has cut down on my "oh I forgot my check books"

My biggest excuse was "my wife/husband has the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,383
Posted By MrsB
I agree with Soupyszoo. Seems like alot to me...

I agree with Soupyszoo. Seems like alot to me too, but if she agreed to your contract then she agreed to this. If I were this mom $180 per month extra is alot, I would just take my chances that dad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,298
Posted By MrsB
Here the stores started caring the So Delicious...

Here the stores started caring the So Delicious and Silk brands of coconut milk and they are both fortified.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,357
Posted By MrsB
My poor mom got them a 2nd time in her 30s 3...

My poor mom got them a 2nd time in her 30s 3 weeks before she had my baby sister. It was so aweful. The dr said it was the worse case of CP he had ever seen (he was in his late 70s at the time and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,247
Posted By MrsB
Yeah, I learned the hard way one time when I said...

Yeah, I learned the hard way one time when I said okay, you can't go anywhere this weekend. She said okay and took it like a champ. No need to go anywhere when she can skype all her friends from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,945
Posted By MrsB
Totally see your point bbo and agree! I think we...

Totally see your point bbo and agree! I think we do bring too much attention to some of this stuff to kids at too early of an age. I am pretty far on one side though. I still let my kids take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,298
Posted By MrsB
What about coconut milk. The doctor said the...

What about coconut milk. The doctor said the rice and coconut milks are much better for kids than soy. I love the coconut milk much better than soy. Yuck!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,047
Posted By MrsB
likethislikethislikethis I'm with you. My...

likethislikethislikethis I'm with you.

My son has PDD-NOS and ADHD. And technology and computers can be used to help and hinder him.

He is amazing with techonology and has been since he was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,034
Posted By MrsB
Lots of prayers headed your way. Sounds like the...

Lots of prayers headed your way. Sounds like the have lots of support in you though. So sad.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,945
Posted By MrsB
I personally have no issues with bikini bathing...

I personally have no issues with bikini bathing suits. With that said, I take issue with bathing suits that dont fit that I always have to tend to including boys suits.

During the summer we do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,854
Posted By MrsB
Ooooh ouchie! Drink out your nose hurts!

Ooooh ouchie! Drink out your nose hurts!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,523
Posted By MrsB
After 12 months I transition out of the bottles...

After 12 months I transition out of the bottles too. However I will slowly transition from warm to cold. So at first I will just drop the cup in some warm water at the beginning of meal prep to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,854
Posted By MrsB
We have lots of nicknames here too, my older...

We have lots of nicknames here too, my older daughter was infatuated with the muppets as a young child. So she has given the kids each their own muppet name. They wouldn't always be considered nice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By MrsB
Love Me The Mondays After A Nice Weekend!

I love the Monday's after a nice sunny weekend!

The kids come to care all nice and pooped. We are about to hit 4 hour nap today, and 2 have gotten up to go potty and laid back down and fell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,247
Posted By MrsB
My 14 yr old daughter has a smart phone (not an...

My 14 yr old daughter has a smart phone (not an iphone) but has everything an iphone has. At first I think it got a little out of hand, I felt like she would have panick attacks if she didnt have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,447
Posted By MrsB
Hilarious! Thanks BBO! My brother put a bunch...

Hilarious! Thanks BBO! My brother put a bunch of little pieces of foam in his ears when he was 2. My mom could have killed him. Took an hour of him screaming strapped to a backboard for the doctor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,526
Posted By MrsB
In Maryland it is 14 hours in a 24 hour period. ...

In Maryland it is 14 hours in a 24 hour period. So they wouldnt be able to come from say 2pm - 12am and then from 8am to 1pm the next day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By MrsB
I feel that way when my own kids are out of...

I feel that way when my own kids are out of school or during the summers. They mess the whole flow up!

That why this year I am sending them to summer camp or somthing! My daycare is just too...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,428
Posted By MrsB
This is what I take! I get them at walmart or...

This is what I take! I get them at walmart or target

http://www.amazon.com/Critters-Immune-Echinacea-Booster-Gummy/dp/B000XE5G0M

I personally have never had allergies, except for when stay in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,428
Posted By MrsB
I dont use the airborne, but I swear by a vitamin...

I dont use the airborne, but I swear by a vitamin that has zinc in it. I usually just buy the kids gummy immune boost vitamins they are a mix of zinc, vitamin c and echenaica (sp?). I will pop a few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,763
Posted By MrsB
Totally agree and have the same exact meal time...

Totally agree and have the same exact meal time philosophy and rules!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,820
Posted By MrsB
Okay after I reread my post and all of Kayla's...

Okay after I reread my post and all of Kayla's comments, First I would like to apologize to Kayla if you felt attacked by my comments. To be honest, I was trying to remain more neutral and was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By MrsB
I had a dad jump down my throat one time when he...

I had a dad jump down my throat one time when he picked up his son and he had been playing with a girl doll and a pink stroller.

I just said, well he is going to have a very well loved and taken...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,610
Posted By MrsB
My licensor said one time that when a complaint...

My licensor said one time that when a complaint is filed, there is a series of questions they ask to classify the complaints priority level. If the parent answer that the provider termed them, then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By MrsB
You were right Cat, scarlet fever. Mom was...

You were right Cat, scarlet fever. Mom was totally freaked out I was going to term her because she had it. Since they are still in their trial period. I think she was freaked out that her daughter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,769
Posted By MrsB
Intruder! Intruder!

Somebody is tagging the advertisement for daddy daycare in any of the topics that talk about a man. Moderators can one of you stop them?

For everyone else, look at the orginal date of the thread...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,106
Posted By MrsB
What time does the boy eat breakfast at home? I...

What time does the boy eat breakfast at home? I have problems with one of my 3 year olds that doesnt get here until 10 and usually eats breakfast in the car on the way here, so 1130 lunch she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,290
Posted By MrsB
:lol::lol::lol::lol: Hadn't heard that one,...

:lol::lol::lol::lol: Hadn't heard that one, hilarious!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,306
Posted By MrsB
Oh Geez! I never do what you think you can? ...

Oh Geez! I never do what you think you can? What people think they can pay is always different than what they really can. Kind of like the banks, there bank loan amount that they think you can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,290
Posted By MrsB
I think some people are so nervous when they...

I think some people are so nervous when they call, that they turn their listening ears off!:lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,455
Posted By MrsB
I also very rarely get sick besides a cold every...

I also very rarely get sick besides a cold every couple years. I have only closed once for my own sickness in quite a few years. I also have closed twice for my childrens sickness but that was only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,306
Posted By MrsB
Does make the situation really "sticky". Can...

Does make the situation really "sticky".

Can you maybe say to your mom that she needs to fully explain to them, that $90 for this week is okay, but any other drop in care in the future needs to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,306
Posted By MrsB
Ugggh, a 3/4 month old as a drop in, especially...

Ugggh, a 3/4 month old as a drop in, especially one that isnt normally in care. Sounds like a scheduling disaster!

By the way my drop in rate for infants is $50 per day. So tell them $120 is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By MrsB
You are awesome BlackCat! Thanks for reminding...

You are awesome BlackCat! Thanks for reminding me and putting a smile on my face. I love Texas too! happyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By MrsB
Friday The 13th Not Going To Great!

Normally I have to get up at 5:45 but my early arrivers werent coming today, so both me and my husband didnt have to get up until 7:30. We forgot to change the alarms, so all of them went off at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,728
Posted By MrsB
I definately think you are on the right...

I definately think you are on the right track!happyfacehappyface The first one is always the hardest! If you can take a weekend to dedicate to watching her so you can catch the peepee dance and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 198,443
Posted By MrsB
So 2 of the 3 year old dcgs were talking at...

So 2 of the 3 year old dcgs were talking at snack. I was in the bathroom helping wash another dcbs hands and i over here there exchange

"im glad I got a good nap I didnt sleep last night"
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,290
Posted By MrsB
So what are anybody elses craziest daycare...

So what are anybody elses craziest daycare requests/interviews? I need a good laugh today! TGTF! (thank goodness tomorrows friday)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,290
Posted By MrsB
I know right! That will be $35 per hour thank...

I know right! That will be $35 per hour thank you very much!:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,290
Posted By MrsB
Craziest Daycare Calls/Interviews

So I just got a phone call from a dad that said all this without taking a breath, "We are looking for care for our 4.5 year old. My wife and I both work part time from home. But are looking for full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
Posted By MrsB
I have alot of experience with special needs...

I have alot of experience with special needs kids, and I would definately say that he needs to be evaluated. This is an area of which I am very passionate about. So many providers are seeing all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By MrsB
One mom came for an interview with her kids and...

One mom came for an interview with her kids and was 10 minutes late. I didnt really have a problem with it because my house is kind of off the beaten path, so 10 minutes isnt that big of a deal for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By MrsB
When I switched from no School agers. The one...

When I switched from no School agers. The one family I had left, I said that I would be filling need to be filling it with a full time spot, so they had 2 weeks to decide if they would pay for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By MrsB
I have a picture schedule that I refer to alot...

I have a picture schedule that I refer to alot that tends to help with sequence of events. A few times a day, I will say okay we did story time and point to the picture of the book, then what do we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By MrsB
Oh I'm sorry, I didnt mean to insinuate that you...

Oh I'm sorry, I didnt mean to insinuate that you do allow to pad their hours! I was trying to say that I found it easier to weed out the "padders" by asking what their work hours are first and then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By MrsB
I do just about everything wdmom does but I...

I do just about everything wdmom does but I always ask where and what hours they work first and then ask when they were needing care. Kind of gives me a heads up to their priorities. KWIM?
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,249
Posted By MrsB
What about getting the glow stick...

What about getting the glow stick bracelets/neclaces for them to where at the circus? They aren't really reusable to take home but I know I would appreciate the kids to not bring home a bunch of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,820
Posted By MrsB
It makes me really sad to see kids like this not...

It makes me really sad to see kids like this not be a parents priority, but I dont always think long nails and dirty clothes is a sign of neglect to be reported. I think it can be a sign of neglect...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,963
Posted By MrsB
likethislikethislikethis In addtion I set...

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In addtion I set the potty timer from the last time he went, and he has to try, if he goes, then we start it at an hour, if he tries but doesnt go, we set it for a half...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,754
Posted By MrsB
I give them about 30 minutes for lunch. I only...

I give them about 30 minutes for lunch. I only have 1 "pokey little puppy". I started a timer when they have 5 minutes left before time is up and I take the plates. She is getting better about the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,018
Posted By MrsB
This is such a cute idea! I'm stealing it. ...

This is such a cute idea! I'm stealing it.

Random story, one time when our family went to a fancy restaurant, my son asked "mom what are hoardeee ovaries" really loud. I think everyone within...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2012, 07:27 AM
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Posted By MrsB
Ahhh I sorry chellenj. My kids started not...

Ahhh I sorry chellenj. My kids started not getting invited much to parties either, I mentioned it to one of my sons teachers and they said, they made the rule that they will not pass out party...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,876
Posted By MrsB
A red flag for me would be an exchange like...

A red flag for me would be an exchange like this...

Me - So what are each of your work hours

Mom - 8-430
Dad - 7-400

Me - And what kind of daycare times are you looking for

Mom -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By MrsB
Mitted gloves work well! ...

Mitted gloves work well! happyfacehappyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,171
Posted By MrsB
That is so exciting! So happy for you and your...

That is so exciting! So happy for you and your family.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,475
Posted By MrsB
You ladies are dedicated...

You ladies are dedicated providers!happyfacehappyface

I would never take a child that has to have a breathing machine. Even if it is Dr. orders. I am way too much of a nervous nelly and every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,615
Posted By MrsB
I'm kind of with BlackCat on this one. I have...

I'm kind of with BlackCat on this one. I have had parents who have kept their siblings home on their own accord when the other is sick and it hasn't seemed to stop the sickness from making its way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,084
Posted By MrsB
I cook just about everything in the crock pot. I...

I cook just about everything in the crock pot. I could give you recipes but I dont really have any recipes. I just throw what I have in the crock pot and everything is all nice and ready to go.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,519
Posted By MrsB
Things that I put out on a monthly basis that...

Things that I put out on a monthly basis that pertain to our theme or what we are learning are books, puzzles, felt board, etc. They usually relate to my theme or what we are learning that month. In...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,602
Posted By MrsB
The other thing I like about it is if a payment...

The other thing I like about it is if a payment doesnt go through the parents account, like NSF, it never tries to go through your bank so your bank doesnt charge you a NSF fee. Minute menu charges,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,875
Posted By MrsB
We allowed my DS to have a mohawk one time I...

We allowed my DS to have a mohawk one time I think he was in 1st grade. He got 2 referrals that week and the teacher said he came to school with a "chip on his shoulder" that week. So off came the...
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