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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Ariana
Our favourite is “will it sink or float”. ...

Our favourite is “will it sink or float”. Everyone chooses objects, I write on a piece of paper everyones predictions and we test the hypothesis.

Food dye and celery (leave a stalk of celery...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 88
Posted By Ariana
I personally would not worry about it. Other...

I personally would not worry about it. Other than saliva aspiration and droplets nothing else really causes infections. Unless every kid is going to be in a bubble while at your house, cleaning the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By Ariana
Is getting kicked in the face by a rubber tennis...

Is getting kicked in the face by a rubber tennis shoe somehow better? I don’t understand the logic.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By Ariana
Buh bye kid! No one kicks a kid in the face on...

Buh bye kid! No one kicks a kid in the face on my watch and if I was not seeing any improvement in behaviour she needs to go. This is going to severely affect the self esteem of the mild mannered...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Ariana
Does this mean your daycare is going to close for...

Does this mean your daycare is going to close for the time being and they would need to find new care? I definitely see your dilemma! I too would feel like I should refund their money they paid to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By Ariana
I would say something like “I called CPS because...

I would say something like “I called CPS because I had concerns and was then terminated. For legal reasons that is all I can say”. Just the facts. You can’t sue someone for stating facts. Do not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By Ariana
White noise and separate them by bookshelves etc....

White noise and separate them by bookshelves etc. Blackout curtains.

I typically put new kids in my kitchen area until they get used to my schedule and have been sleep trained. Then they move...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 590
Posted By Ariana
It would be sooooo great right now because I am...

It would be sooooo great right now because I am off and my husband can take some vacation. It will really suck if we miss an entire summer. In Alberta they are opening provincial parks to trailers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 590
Posted By Ariana
Wandering through the grocery aisles or aisles at...

Wandering through the grocery aisles or aisles at Costco. Leisurely looking at produce and new products. Have avoided Costco this entire time.

With click and collect at the grocery store a total...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,547
Posted By Ariana
WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER Except for when...

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

Except for when I have to pay my daycare provider :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By Ariana
Agree with the above and mention that some kids...

Agree with the above and mention that some kids express needs in different ways. I would do anything and everything to not make this situation worse for this poor kid :( Breaks my heart thst this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 850
Posted By Ariana
Agreed! Here in Ontario we are not allowed to...

Agreed! Here in Ontario we are not allowed to ask for payments if child is not attending or we are closed AND we have to keep their spot. Thank your lucky stars you are not in my situation!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5,764
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 639,523
Posted By Ariana
It is. I really feel like this pandemic has...

It is. I really feel like this pandemic has shown me parents true colours. I also feel angry that some providers who are not getting paid continue to do zoom story time and learning activities with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,093
Posted By Ariana
My mom and dad both in their 70’s refuse to stop...

My mom and dad both in their 70’s refuse to stop grocery shopping. I told them that if they sent me their grocery list I could get them a pickup time at the grocery store...also sent info on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,093
Posted By Ariana
The thing is, people can choose to open and...

The thing is, people can choose to open and people can choose to go. Same for childcare here. Some of us opened and some of us are still closed. Some people send their kids and some people choose...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,093
Posted By Ariana
It is not logical that something in front of your...

It is not logical that something in front of your face will not block a sneeze or cough. It may not block it 100% but it will block it from reaching up to 10ft which is the reach using nothing. All...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5,764
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Ariana
Parent on one of my FB mom groups continuously...

Parent on one of my FB mom groups continuously complaining about having to pay her provider because her grocery bill has doubled. Asks people for proof from the government that she does not have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5,764
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 639,523
Posted By Ariana
Finally blocked her! She sent me a text of...

Finally blocked her!

She sent me a text of the new outdoor trampoline and the new bike trailer they bought for the kid....you know while I am out of a job and a pay-check. The insensitivity knows...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,093
Posted By Ariana
likethislikethis. You are absolutely right that...

likethislikethis. You are absolutely right that this has been here since January, it just makes logical sense.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,093
Posted By Ariana
:lol: They are probably paying $8K a month for...

:lol: They are probably paying $8K a month for that space! I will never understand the appeal of living like that in NYC :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,093
Posted By Ariana
Can we just take a moment to pray for our...

Can we just take a moment to pray for our brothers and sisters isolating in tiny 90sqft apartments in NYC? Holy cow they must have the mental stamina of a monk!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,093
Posted By Ariana
Any other mask IS effective at lowering the...

Any other mask IS effective at lowering the spread if YOU are infected. That is the whole point. If you cough or sneeze your spray can go up to 10ft. That is not happening in a mask. The mask is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,093
Posted By Ariana
Great discussions for sure and although I agree...

Great discussions for sure and although I agree with Michael there is validity on both sides.

We are apparently “flattening the curve” here in Canada so we may resume normal life sooner than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,093
Posted By Ariana
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,093
Posted By Ariana
Isolation is not really winning the war. It is...

Isolation is not really winning the war. It is slowing the spread maybe? Its hard to tell without actual testing and actual numbers. They are saying that everyone will be infected by the time we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,093
Posted By Ariana
My opinion might be controversial but here goes! ...

My opinion might be controversial but here goes!

I think that the economic downfall is not worth the lives we may save. The economy is going into the toilet and small and medium sized businesses...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By Ariana
Awww snuggling with a newborn! Doesn’t get any...

Awww snuggling with a newborn! Doesn’t get any better than that. Enjoy every minute :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,611
Posted By Ariana
I keep getting narcissistic texts from one mom...

I keep getting narcissistic texts from one mom with pics and videos of her kid doing so many wonderful amazing things (all developmentally appropriate things :rolleyes:) and not one word from my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,611
Posted By Ariana
likethislikethis THIS!! Thinking of you...

likethislikethis THIS!!

Thinking of you during all of this and wishing you the best :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 50,807
Posted By Ariana
Our whole city is shut down until June now. No...

Our whole city is shut down until June now. No word on schools yet but I am sure it will follow soon.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5,764
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 639,523
Posted By Ariana
I could but I feel bad about doing that since she...

I could but I feel bad about doing that since she is a client of mine :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2020, 05:58 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Ariana
I would love too!! :lol: I respond with 1-2...

I would love too!! :lol: I respond with 1-2 words every few days and she still does not get it!

The other day she texts me complaining that they might be cutting down on her husbands hours at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2020, 06:15 PM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Ariana
Constant text mom is STILL sending me texts! ...

Constant text mom is STILL sending me texts! Every day its a new picture of her kid doing regular kid things that I DO NOT CARE ABOUT. It is so annoying. She is like a thorn in my side. I respond...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2020, 06:14 PM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Ariana
It is hard to work from home with your kid but I...

It is hard to work from home with your kid but I think most employers understand that and are making concessions for their employees because most of them are at home with their kids and it’s not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 773
Posted By Ariana
We have started to wear masks around here. We...

We have started to wear masks around here. We only do groceries every 14 days so anything we can do to minimize risk works for me. We actually found a box of n95 masks under the sink. My mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,611
Posted By Ariana
This has honestly always been my dream, since I...

This has honestly always been my dream, since I was a teenager. I felt too much pressure to “waste my potential” to do it. I guess I chose the next best thing...and still wasted my potential.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,611
Posted By Ariana
I feel really guilty BUT I am loving life right...

I feel really guilty BUT I am loving life right now :lol: The pandemic is scary as hell and I worry and cry about it on ocassion (so many deaths :( ) but I am loving how simple life has gotten for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 451
Posted By Ariana
Ah this is my kind of book! I am going to look...

Ah this is my kind of book! I am going to look into it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 451
Posted By Ariana
The Killer Across The Table - John Douglas The...

The Killer Across The Table - John Douglas
The Billionaire Murders - Kevin Donovan

I frequently read several books simultaneously!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By Ariana
1. I don’t have to deal with parent stress every...

1. I don’t have to deal with parent stress every day! happyface

2. My husband is still earning a full paycheck and will get a bonus.

3. My government is going to pay me for the next 15 weeks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5,764
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 639,523
Posted By Ariana
Do you guys have a fraudster tipline you can...

Do you guys have a fraudster tipline you can call? We just had one instated here in Ontario Canada. Ridiculous people gouging others.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5,764
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 639,523
Posted By Ariana
Our government just announced funding for small...

Our government just announced funding for small businesses up to $2000 a month for 4 months. It’s taxed income so more like $1800 a month. We are also getting an increase in our child tax benefit. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By Ariana
I am not going to put myself in the position of...

I am not going to put myself in the position of playing “guess that illness” at the door. I closed! If you do remain open, exclude for absolutely everything. If I decide to open back up this will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By Ariana
Even written contracts can be thrown out by a...

Even written contracts can be thrown out by a judge so the absolute best thing to do is get paid upfront either by a deposit or pay before the week of care as others have suggested. This way there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 50,807
Posted By Ariana
Exactly! We are doing this right now. I have a...

Exactly! We are doing this right now. I have a cold so my asthmatic husband is having to do the grocery shopping. We figure the town 30 min away is a safer bet for exposure AND product in stock. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5,764
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 639,523
Posted By Ariana
That is exactly what I told my friends “shoot me”...

That is exactly what I told my friends “shoot me” :lol:

Leave the introverts alone :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By Ariana
The main difference is expensive Montessori...

The main difference is expensive Montessori training.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By Ariana
Can he fit in the corner of your bedroom? Just a...

Can he fit in the corner of your bedroom? Just a thought!

I bought my bulbs at Lowes and not this brand but this is the idea:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 992
Posted By Ariana
She wants childcare AND a tutor. Tutoring rates...

She wants childcare AND a tutor. Tutoring rates here are $20 an hour so I would be quoting her your price.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By Ariana
I am not getting paid so NOTHING happyface

I am not getting paid so NOTHING happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By Ariana
There ARE people infected around you, you just...

There ARE people infected around you, you just don’t know it yet because they have not been tested or have not gone to emergency. Close before it is too late. HBP and advanced age are risk factors.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 50,807
Posted By Ariana
Good luck finding flour if you want to bake it. ...

Good luck finding flour if you want to bake it. Everyone is having to bake bread now and we were lucky that we had a big bag from Christmas break. We can make about 6-8 loaves with what we have. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By Ariana
We have a den so it makes it pretty easy. Can...

We have a den so it makes it pretty easy. Can you set up a desk or space for him in an upstairs bedroom away from everyone? We are pretty loud too especially when we are getting ready to go outside...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5,764
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 639,523
Posted By Ariana
My extroverted neighbour formed a street facebook...

My extroverted neighbour formed a street facebook page for everyone. She posts every day asking how everyone is doing and do we need help etc. It is a nice gesture but she is driving me nuts. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5,764
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 639,523
Posted By Ariana
I have a dry cough. Have had it since last...

I have a dry cough. Have had it since last Saturday. No other symptoms, no fever, nothing. Daycare kid brought in a cold her last week here. I am soooooo over it. I keep going back and forth...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 50,807
Posted By Ariana
Now it seems they are limiting groceries and...

Now it seems they are limiting groceries and people with big families are not allowed to do their typical grocery runs. A mom who is a vegetarian with 4 kids said she couldn’t buy more than one head...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 50,807
Posted By Ariana
I think any kind of food intolerance can lower...

I think any kind of food intolerance can lower our ability to fight off virus so you definitely are on to something there. If the Ph of your gut is too low, it will not kill a virus. When the body is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By Ariana
I definitely see it all the time too! My sister...

I definitely see it all the time too! My sister in law leaves for work a full hour before she needs to for no good reason and comes home an hour later just because her kids had care. Now suddenly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By Ariana
Do not expect anyone to get any of it! I...

Do not expect anyone to get any of it! I wouldn’t waste my time personally. I know you mean well but in the grand scheme of things they are not going to suddenly start wanting to be parents because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 988
Posted By Ariana
I am not charging but I can afford it. ...

I am not charging but I can afford it. Government is also stepping in with a relief fund for self employed people who have had to close. I am Canadian. Hopefully Trump follows suit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By Ariana
As long as you have a 14 day quarantine from...

As long as you have a 14 day quarantine from daycare upon arrival from travel it really doesn’t matter what they are doing. If you don’t have this, implement it now!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By Ariana
I really hope they have not ghosted you. Not...

I really hope they have not ghosted you. Not holding my breath as it has happened to me but hoping for the best!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By Ariana
It appears that we can apply for emergency...

It appears that we can apply for emergency funding. The wording says “we had to leave our jobs to take care of our kids who were out of school” so it doesn’t particularly apply to us but I can’t see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By Ariana
I would tell her not to come back and refund her...

I would tell her not to come back and refund her deposit. If you don’t want to or can’t refund the deposit pretend like nothing happened. She is THE most awesomest parent in the world. Pretend you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 988
Posted By Ariana
Dear daycare families, I know that the topic of...

Dear daycare families,
I know that the topic of payment has come up for some of you and in this confusing time I wanted to clear up any misinformation. Tuition for your space is due at the usual...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By Ariana
If they have care at home I would exclude, if...

If they have care at home I would exclude, if not I would keep providing care or would find someone else able to do it for them. Healthcare workers would be the only profession I would be going out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By Ariana
The same confusion exists here. My suggestion is...

The same confusion exists here. My suggestion is to write your representatives and tell them to count you in the financial aid. We just got the announcement today for financial aid and it looks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By Ariana
They need you now more than ever! Don’t stay...

They need you now more than ever! Don’t stay away because you are not sure what to do or say. Keep communicating with them lovethis

Such a tragic situation :(

:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By Ariana
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By Ariana
I have thought the same thing Michael for my...

I have thought the same thing Michael for my husband who has asthma. The ones you posted are currently unavailable.

Tenderhearts I would consider isolating either your husband or your daycare. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,547
Posted By Ariana
It is such a stressful situation for both...

It is such a stressful situation for both parties! Some are getting laid off and can’t afford to pay but providers can’t afford to not charge. Everyone who is employed however can get government...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 50,807
Posted By Ariana
Social distancing, closing restaurants, daycares,...

Social distancing, closing restaurants, daycares, schools and any large gatherings is imperative right now. In Canada we are doing as much as we possibly can. In one week Italy went from 300 cases...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 50,807
Posted By Ariana
The requirement here as well.

The requirement here as well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By Ariana
Do not listen to parents. Exclude based on...

Do not listen to parents. Exclude based on symptoms. Why does it matter if he is coughing due to RSV, the flu or Covid19, he is sick and needs to stay home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 937
Posted By Ariana
We have a local community page and my city...

We have a local community page and my city counsellor set up a volunteer and needs page to pair volunteers with vulnerable people in need. I also made an announcement that I can deliver food to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 50,807
Posted By Ariana
Michael that is crazy :eek::eek: Costco has...

Michael that is crazy :eek::eek:

Costco has run out of chicken two days in a row now. If you know Costco chicken we are talking about 100 packs, maybe more leaving the store every day. Insane!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 50,807
Posted By Ariana
They really need to start doing this more! No...

They really need to start doing this more! No one can find bread, eggs, toilet paper. It is getting out of hand. I usually buy those big packs of kleenex for the daycare and my fall supply is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,310
Posted By Ariana
I wrote this to my families right before the...

I wrote this to my families right before the schools shut down here and I decided to close. Zero tolerance for illness.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 50,807
Posted By Ariana
Yep! So now we are underpaid under appreciated...

Yep! So now we are underpaid under appreciated DRs who can diagnose kids symptoms :rolleyes:

You can really see how when the poop hits the fan the essential services have to continue:
Medical...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By Ariana
Weird! Everywhere else including the CDC there is...

Weird! Everywhere else including the CDC there is only fever, cough, shortness of breath.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 50,807
Posted By Ariana
I am not requiring payment while closed. I never...

I am not requiring payment while closed. I never charge for closures. Luckily we are financially dependent only on DHs paycheck. My paycheck is gravy otherwise I would likely stay open and charge....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,231
Posted By Ariana
I am in Canada so I don’t know. I would assume...

I am in Canada so I don’t know. I would assume if you are licensed you would have to wait for an authority to tell you to close? Government run daycares here are closed but for profit daycares are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,131
Posted By Ariana
Are you in Canada? Our government is going to be...

Are you in Canada? Our government is going to be announcing economic help for this type of situation. Not sure when but soon.

If you are in the USA I am sure something will be done.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By Ariana
We got a vaccine within a few months and no one...

We got a vaccine within a few months and no one was prepared for the pandemic. This time we are acting faster (maybe not even fast enough).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By Ariana
Medical experts say 14 days is long enough for...

Medical experts say 14 days is long enough for this to not likely be the virus. Runny nose is also NOT part of coronavirus. I would get them to see their primary care DR though if you are worried.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By Ariana
I was going to enhance and take a “wait and see”...

I was going to enhance and take a “wait and see” approach but my City is getting really proactive and things are starting to shut down. Businesses, the NHL, concerts, schools etc. So I have decided...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By Ariana
When we took my anxious child to get a CT scan...

When we took my anxious child to get a CT scan and then a subsequent surgery there was NOTHING I could say or do to make her cooperate with any of it. When we go to birthday parties there is nothing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,231
Posted By Ariana
I have decided to close since schools here are...

I have decided to close since schools here are all closed for 3 weeks. If my husband didn’t have asthma I would probably stay open but don’t want to take any chances.

Only one of my families will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 50,807
Posted By Ariana
All schools closed in my province until April 6th...

All schools closed in my province until April 6th :eek: I am shutting down for 3 weeks too. Already cleared it with the families. Things are getting real and I don’t want to chance it.

Husbands...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 50,807
Posted By Ariana
Oh no! What are you going to do? We just had a...

Oh no! What are you going to do? We just had a case here, the guy worked 2 minutes from my house. Who knows if he was at the grocery store or drugstore at the same time as me or anyone else.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 50,807
Posted By Ariana
My brother lives in Calgary :(. Luckily his kids...

My brother lives in Calgary :(. Luckily his kids don’t go to that centre but still. I feel for the other kids and families.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,231
Posted By Ariana
I sent out a little blurb to parents yesterday on...

I sent out a little blurb to parents yesterday on my daycare’s FB page. I said I would be much more strict with my illness policy, meaning ANY flu like symptoms are going to be excluded for..not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 50,807
Posted By Ariana
I hear ya but a vacation at home can be just as...

I hear ya but a vacation at home can be just as relaxing! Even more so :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 50,807
Posted By Ariana
Absolutely! I don’t think people are doing...

Absolutely! I don’t think people are doing enough or acting fast enough. People shut down after it gets out of control.

Why people are still travelling I have no idea!!! It’s a Pandemic!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By Ariana
If the dad is home not working then yes I would.

If the dad is home not working then yes I would.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By Ariana
I did tell parents that their child was suffering...

I did tell parents that their child was suffering from lack of normal routine and face time with them when they had their new baby. Poor child started hitting and stuttering, sleep deprived...it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By Ariana
Talking at this age won’t do too much. She needs...

Talking at this age won’t do too much. She needs to be shadowed and you need to intervene with lots of modeling behaviour like she is a toddler. Give her the right words to use “can I have that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By Ariana
It really depends on how things look in your...

It really depends on how things look in your area. Right now in my area not many parents need it because they either stagger their hours or they use the schools B&A programs. It is mandated now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By Ariana
Maybe see what others in your area are charging...

Maybe see what others in your area are charging and go from there based on your qualifications and quality of programming.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 50,807
Posted By Ariana
So glad you got your sons medications!! I...

So glad you got your sons medications!!

I guess it must be happening in some places but not in my City! The stocks get low during the day but are replenished at night when the “stock boys” work. ...
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