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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By spinnymarie
We interview for spots and then offer them to...

We interview for spots and then offer them to families we like one at a time until we are full. They have a time limit to get back to us on accepting a position. We then schedule an enrollment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,688
Posted By spinnymarie
We co-slept with all three babies - the first two...

We co-slept with all three babies - the first two while I was working full-time and the last while I was at home with everyone. We chose to co-sleep because we enjoy it. Our babies all napped...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-18-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,947
Posted By spinnymarie
I answered as a parent of a child in a preschool...

I answered as a parent of a child in a preschool - I would NOT send her to a place that had this system in place. Nor would I allow it/need it/want it at my daycare. For all the reasons stated above....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,530
Posted By spinnymarie
We are required by DCFS to have an open door...

We are required by DCFS to have an open door policy.
To us, this means you can drop off or pick up at any time during your allotted hours, and most parents pick up at random times throughout the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By spinnymarie
Children develop an appreciation of nature, an...

Children develop an appreciation of nature, an interest in life, and a strong feeling of responsibility toward the well-being of nature, natural spaces, and our earth.

(I'm pretty sure) Children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,065
Posted By spinnymarie
Yes, you do. :)

Yes, you do. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By spinnymarie
We use wordpress.com for our website. It costs...

We use wordpress.com for our website. It costs like $30/year for our own domain and we've found it to be super easy and very customizable, and it's not set up like a blog at all. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,124
Posted By spinnymarie
Same :)

Same :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,430
Posted By spinnymarie
Our county has the circuit clerk records online...

Our county has the circuit clerk records online as well. Doesn't help if they are new to town, but you can see criminal, traffic, small claims and a couple other things. I check facebook, google,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 984
Posted By spinnymarie
Our policy says children that have visited the...

Our policy says children that have visited the doctor for an illness may not return to daycare for 24 hours AND symptoms have subsided.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By spinnymarie
That sounds amazing! I want one!

That sounds amazing! I want one!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,242
Posted By spinnymarie
Could you be the one who gets him ready to go? I...

Could you be the one who gets him ready to go? I know it's during snack but perhaps it's worth it. You could require her to pick up at the door.
DCM,
I've noticed that DCB is having a hard time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,399
Posted By spinnymarie
We do a school-year schedule too, taking all...

We do a school-year schedule too, taking all summer off. (late may to mid-august)
We market specifically to teachers and have a long wait list.
We charge more per day than others nearby, but it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,120
Posted By spinnymarie
Adding: These pages are all in a binder for the...

Adding: These pages are all in a binder for the month. I have attendance at the bottom, and I cross out kids who aren't there that day. Then I also have emergency contacts in the binder so I can use...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,120
Posted By spinnymarie
I have every one on the same single page for each...

I have every one on the same single page for each day. It has a place for each kids' name, the time they are contracted to arrive, a place to write the time they actually arrived, and a place to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By spinnymarie
We take a silly 'graduation picture' and then...

We take a silly 'graduation picture' and then give them a photo book. But since we are not in session over summer, their last day is everyone's last day before break.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-21-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,984
Posted By spinnymarie
As a former K teacher, I can say this has...

As a former K teacher, I can say this has happened in my class. Especially if the lunch somehow ended up not in our basket - I took the kids to lunch every day and for the first few weeks I got them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2016, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,268
Posted By spinnymarie
Personally I would hate to tell parents that they...

Personally I would hate to tell parents that they can't come pick up early. :) But mine are all flexible in pick up times, too. They text on their way and we get ready at that point, or 5 minutes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,177
Posted By spinnymarie
I want to know too! My daughter is almost 7, I...

I want to know too! My daughter is almost 7, I thought I was going crazy!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,361
Posted By spinnymarie
At 5 min past pick-up time, I send a text :) ...

At 5 min past pick-up time, I send a text :)
"Your pick-up time on XX day is xx:xx. A late fee of $XX is due before daycare tomorrow! Thanks :)"
Then I'll send another if they are later than 15...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,260
Posted By spinnymarie
Us too, laminated tape. We use cups with lids...

Us too, laminated tape. We use cups with lids and I like that each kid has their own, even though we do wash them daily by hand (no dishwasher).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By spinnymarie
I usually find that when they start fighting the...

I usually find that when they start fighting the afternoon nap, they are ready to transition to just one. For the 15m olds, I'd start waking them after 45 m in the morning. They will get used to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By spinnymarie
IL - Transition Plan - Anyone done one?

There is a bit of info in the DCFS rules, but I was wondering if anyone had experience writing the Transition Plan (allows you to be one child out of ratio age-wise, with a plan to get back in ratio...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,378
Posted By spinnymarie
I agree. This is the difference between your own...

I agree. This is the difference between your own children and someone else's.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By spinnymarie
The common core standards for Kindergarten show...

The common core standards for Kindergarten show what the kids should be doing by the END of that year. They include writing a paragraph, on topic, using correct punctuation, and reading at a level 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,727
Posted By spinnymarie
I am so so so so sorry.

I am so so so so sorry.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,192
Posted By spinnymarie
I'd give her two options for how you two deal...

I'd give her two options for how you two deal with money.

Option 1: The money is freely given, as it has been, and help with whatever you ask is also freely given. She needs to go to the movies?...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 06-25-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,693
Posted By spinnymarie
All of these things that you are worried about...

All of these things that you are worried about essentially double with the larger license. I'd go small and move up when/if you feel comfortable.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,681
Posted By spinnymarie
I totally agree. And I think it gets a bad rap...

I totally agree. And I think it gets a bad rap because of the many people confusing it with 'no-cry' parenting and a total lack of discipline.

I'm happy to work with attachment parenting families...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By spinnymarie
I agree that's there's both in play - and you can...

I agree that's there's both in play - and you can definitely, through nurture, develop/diminish someone's/a child's natural tendencies :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,846
Posted By spinnymarie
I do exactly as you do - the only kids that don't...

I do exactly as you do - the only kids that don't have to lie on their cot are the ones starting school within two months, or are already in school.
I would attempt to keep their daughter up, only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,136
Posted By spinnymarie
Our drop-in rate is about 20% higher than our...

Our drop-in rate is about 20% higher than our highest daily rate, and they can only come from 8 am - 3 pm :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,954
Posted By spinnymarie
We are in a small city, but work on a teacher's...

We are in a small city, but work on a teacher's schedule so generally get calls via word of mouth -
I've actually found it to be a red flag of sorts when the parents ask for references. They have,...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-29-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,542
Posted By spinnymarie
Next week is our last few days before summer...

Next week is our last few days before summer break (and a few drop-in days), so we are eating the pantry/freezer! happyface

Waffles & Peaches
Meatball Subs with Carrots and Sweet Potatoes
Graham...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-29-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,681
Posted By spinnymarie
If they aren't on the food program, then no one...

If they aren't on the food program, then no one is monitoring to see that they are serving healthy foods OR what they say they are serving, and I would be checking into this more carefully.
I'd ask...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By spinnymarie
Parents pay monthly, so we have them give a...

Parents pay monthly, so we have them give a month's notice, and we do the same. And I love nannyde's advice to not have them pay another cent toward care, even if that means you'd lose money if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,437
Posted By spinnymarie
Yep :)

Yep :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,861
Posted By spinnymarie
Pm'd you :)

Pm'd you :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,488
Posted By spinnymarie
So my main category - what you're looking at -...

So my main category - what you're looking at - says 'companies & organizations: education'
Then it has a space for the company name
then it says subcategories, where yours says topics - i assume...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By spinnymarie
Same here :) Lots of stuttering for a very short...

Same here :) Lots of stuttering for a very short time - less than 6 months - then it completely disappeared. Ours was right when he turned 3.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By spinnymarie
fotor.com can put text across it as well, its...

fotor.com can put text across it as well, its online so you don't have to download. It can fade the text too, so it doesn't ruin your photo :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By spinnymarie
Same car seat, same problem, my kids are all in...

Same car seat, same problem, my kids are all in it, ages 3 - 6 :) Some day they will learn to prop their heads :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,861
Posted By spinnymarie
We work on the teacher's schedule of one of our...

We work on the teacher's schedule of one of our local school districts.
We do take a pay cut from if we worked 50 wks/year, but we work 40 wks/year instead.
All of our clients are teachers,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By spinnymarie
Kids under 15 months here have to have a pnp....

Kids under 15 months here have to have a pnp. Those kids (4) sleep in a separate room that's always dark.
Everyone else sleeps in the playroom on a cot. Kids that are up often and need to nap are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By spinnymarie
:( I had someone steal my craigslist ad,...

:( I had someone steal my craigslist ad, pictures, and my entire website.
She did take it down when I emailed, though.
Hopefully she will take it down!

Maybe a 'stamp' over pictures with your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,325
Posted By spinnymarie
Last day June 3 (several snow days), first day...

Last day June 3 (several snow days), first day Aug 18.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By spinnymarie
$15/portion of 15 minutes.

$15/portion of 15 minutes.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-18-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,588
Posted By spinnymarie
We eat a few 'sauce' veggies - spaghetti and...

We eat a few 'sauce' veggies - spaghetti and pizza, mainly.
Cooked veggies: green beans, black beans, baked beans, broccoli, carrots, corn, sweet potatoes, potatoes, zucchini, squash, peas,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,587
Posted By spinnymarie
Have a preschool for underprivileged kids in the...

Have a preschool for underprivileged kids in the mornings during the school year :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,272
Posted By spinnymarie
New gliders to replace these totally broken...

New gliders to replace these totally broken craigslist ones. And a better daycare vacuum :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,087
Posted By spinnymarie
Very well said. I would add: Your last day of...

Very well said. I would add: Your last day of care will be XX/2015.
;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,710
Posted By spinnymarie
ita :)

ita :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,448
Posted By spinnymarie
I'm sure the dads can take over ;)

I'm sure the dads can take over ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,195
Posted By spinnymarie
We do a teacher calendar, so everyone has at...

We do a teacher calendar, so everyone has at least one teacher in the family :)
1. School Administrator/Teacher
2. Teacher/Teacher
3. Insurance/Teacher
4. Park Foreman (public sector)/Teacher...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,302
Posted By spinnymarie
After the last kid leaves, I take out the garbage...

After the last kid leaves, I take out the garbage and compost and sweep the kitchen, close windows and change the sign in sheet for the next day.
In the morning we wipe down bathroom surfaces and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By spinnymarie
Yikes, 24m of handwashing sounds like a...

Yikes, 24m of handwashing sounds like a nightmare.
They can't possibly have thought that through --- what kids want to do ANYTHING for 24m, much less WASH HANDS!!!??
Line them up, spray hands with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,506
Posted By spinnymarie
Yikes. I would send her away at the door without...

Yikes. I would send her away at the door without underpants on, and require that several be left at my house as well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,784
Posted By spinnymarie
We have several school districts within a stone's...

We have several school districts within a stone's throw here as well, but my children (will/do) only attend one, so we align with that one. Teacher's from other districts have back-up for the few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,784
Posted By spinnymarie
I take summers off :) Not to mention the teacher...

I take summers off :) Not to mention the teacher schedule that includes Spring Break, two weeks at Winter Break, and several other holidays :)
It's such a nice break, and by the time the kids come...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,826
Posted By spinnymarie
ITA - I wouldn't tell them it's not the right fit...

ITA - I wouldn't tell them it's not the right fit anymore, but I would tell them all the things I can no longer do: potty-training, therapy on your clock. And if that doesn't push them to find...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By spinnymarie
A+! happyface

A+! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,276
Posted By spinnymarie
Yes or summer camps that they might enjoy for...

Yes or summer camps that they might enjoy for those first two weeks? Or offer two vacation weeks?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,141
Posted By spinnymarie
My sister and I also intentionally started a home...

My sister and I also intentionally started a home daycare together. There is definitely a lot of give-and-take - something I think that you have to be prepared for.
We have a partnership, and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By spinnymarie
We were just discussing if we should offer PT... ...

We were just discussing if we should offer PT...
Maybe yes, seeing this. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By spinnymarie
How old is he? Reminds me of a very delayed...

How old is he?
Reminds me of a very delayed little boy I had in K one year, who almost exclusively spoke in movie quotes.
When they were finally able to do IQ testing when he was older, his was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By spinnymarie
Definitely. Most people have most things hidden...

Definitely. Most people have most things hidden from public view, which I think is a positive.

I also google, linkedin, look up county clerk info online and facebook BEFORE asking all my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,488
Posted By spinnymarie
Yikes. Did they give you a reason? Honestly,...

Yikes. Did they give you a reason?
Honestly, what I charge would probably depend on their reason.
They forgot = I'd tell them I'm cutting their $1/m in half and doing them a favor
Mom was in the...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-10-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,340
Posted By spinnymarie
This is our choice too - it's also the choice for...

This is our choice too - it's also the choice for dinner time with my own kids and bedtime ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By spinnymarie
This is wha I would say to the board, along with...

This is wha I would say to the board, along with your signatures :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,383
Posted By spinnymarie
I think no one outside of this business knows...

I think no one outside of this business knows what it takes :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,429
Posted By spinnymarie
DH is one of our subs. My sister and I are...

DH is one of our subs.
My sister and I are licensed for 12 with the two of us, and 4 SA with a third adult - usually my mom, as my ODD is one of those SA (usually the only SA).
If my mom isn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,350
Posted By spinnymarie
I have a small gated-off area for art, that only...

I have a small gated-off area for art, that only the kids over 2/3 can get into. There's scissors, hole punches, crayons, stickers, glue sticks, colored pencils, all kinds of paper and coloring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 999
Posted By spinnymarie
We have a very similar one for water, outside. We...

We have a very similar one for water, outside. We like it for that purpose, and you can't beat that price!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,471
Posted By spinnymarie
We do the Pandora Kids Bop station. Most of the...

We do the Pandora Kids Bop station. Most of the songs they're already listening to on the radio, but with more appropriate lyrics :)
They all love dancing!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By spinnymarie
I always do crafts in shifts. I like to be able...

I always do crafts in shifts. I like to be able to easily monitor, differentiate the level of difficulty , and keep the mess to a minimum. I usually do two or three at a time while the others are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,864
Posted By spinnymarie
12 - 14 DCK, grocery food only: $300 -...

12 - 14 DCK, grocery food only: $300 - $450/month.
I shop totally separate with separate fridge for my family.
We cook mainly from scratch, clean foods.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By spinnymarie
likethislikethis THANK YOU!

likethislikethis THANK YOU!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,006
Posted By spinnymarie
So some of this I've dealt with as a public...

So some of this I've dealt with as a public school teacher. My answers are below in bold.

Good luck! That's a tough job you have there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By spinnymarie
Yep. likethis

Yep. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By spinnymarie
Letters for new stages/ages? Starting solids, etc

Does anyone pass out letters pertaining specifically to kids going through certain stages?
A potty-training letter I've seen around before, but what about a 'starting solid foods' letter or a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By spinnymarie
Mine is more.. chronological? It's in order of...

Mine is more.. chronological?
It's in order of enrollment - termination ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,640
Posted By spinnymarie
Our hours are 7 - 5. One of us works 7:00 am...

Our hours are 7 - 5. One of us works 7:00 am until the first 5 kids leave, usually between 4:00 - 4:30, and the other works 7:30/7:45 until 5:00. That includes set-up/clean up - our earliest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,998
Posted By spinnymarie
I agree that there's really nothing to be done....

I agree that there's really nothing to be done. You've said you watch them carefully, but even if they are calling it a 'crush' the simple fact is that they like each other more than they like the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,562
Posted By spinnymarie
Very similar here, 12:2 (6:1); no more than 6...

Very similar here, 12:2 (6:1); no more than 6 under 30 m and 4 under 15 m for a large license. When we have SA we have a third adult, we can have 4 SA, so that would put us at 16:3.

When it's the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,217
Posted By spinnymarie
Kids take plates to the sink as they are excused....

Kids take plates to the sink as they are excused. Then they read books and go potty while we clean up. Then we set a timer for them to finish their books, and when it goes off we shut off the lights...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,680
Posted By spinnymarie
ITA - with a complaint I'm sure they would call...

ITA - with a complaint I'm sure they would call if you hadn't opened the door when you were supposed to be open.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,378
Posted By spinnymarie
I've never received an email like that, but...

I've never received an email like that, but unless she is asking for personal info, it wouldn't bother me. I conduct everything but the in-person interview over email. If she couldn't come to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,283
Posted By spinnymarie
This is her book:...

This is her book:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By spinnymarie
700 - 800: table toys/arrival 800 - 830: circle...

700 - 800: table toys/arrival
800 - 830: circle time - moving around songs followed by a book
830 - 900: breakfast
900 - 1000: outside
1000 - 1130: free play plus small group work - I pull kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By spinnymarie
Oh no :( I'd keep calling too. I'm sorry you are...

Oh no :( I'd keep calling too. I'm sorry you are dealing with this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By spinnymarie
I agree. Just keep up your handwashing - I put...

I agree.
Just keep up your handwashing - I put hand sanitizer next to the sign in for parents, and kids wash hands upon arrival, and then numerous times throughout the day, and any time they touch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,545
Posted By spinnymarie
I'd want to meet with the family about our...

I'd want to meet with the family about our daycare menu, meal planning and food providing.
We recently enrolled a child with a gluten allergy - overall a pretty easy switch. We checked all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,199
Posted By spinnymarie
My pre-k play however they want, with a few...

My pre-k play however they want, with a few rules.
They often change from playing moving around, to standing still, to sitting, and back and forth. Dramatic play is the big move-around game. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,371
Posted By spinnymarie
ITA with the schedule being part of the issue...

ITA with the schedule being part of the issue (not all, I'm sure). Staying home for 2-4 days between every one day of care is rough to get adjusted. I bet, since he has shown improvement in some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 609
Posted By spinnymarie
So exciting!

So exciting!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By spinnymarie
No discount here.

No discount here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By spinnymarie
Regularly? Or just once in a while? Regularly,...

Regularly? Or just once in a while?
Regularly, I'd consider it part of daycare and I'd charge my daily rate plus a charge for weekend.
Once in a while, I'd charge $12/hr.
And probably, unless it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,744
Posted By spinnymarie
Our set-up means it takes a moment for mom/dad to...

Our set-up means it takes a moment for mom/dad to get all the way inside, so hugs at that time are fine. Kisses are for family.
Time-stall hugs are ended by me, and kids are 'helped' out. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By spinnymarie
Regular day and put them on at the safe spot, if...

Regular day and put them on at the safe spot, if necessary and if I grabbed them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By spinnymarie
Tell her she can definitely take Friday, but that...

Tell her she can definitely take Friday, but that it will be a vacation day because you need to sign new paperwork for a new part-time contract before it will go into effect.
Then set up a meeting...
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