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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2016, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By WImom
Family Left Without Paying Two Weeks, In Contract

What are the correct steps to take when a parent gives 2 weeks notice but then leaves without paying those two weeks? Any tips on a good certified letter I can send? I tried to search on here because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2016, 05:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,191
Posted By WImom
Is he going off to school this fall by chance? I...

Is he going off to school this fall by chance? I have a few kids that have been so antsy and emotional that are leaving at the end of the month. I think the parents probably keep talking about "new"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By WImom
Thanks so much Heidi! I didn't think of that!

Thanks so much Heidi! I didn't think of that!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By WImom
I'm not looking to add more kids so it would be...

I'm not looking to add more kids so it would be okay if they were not here due to sickness, etc. I also do not want to leave them here without me. I have a lot of 2y olds and it's so hard to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By WImom
Assistants

I'm a licensed childcare in WI (inhome) and I'm looking for information on hiring an assistant. Pros/Cons? How you go about it? I'm looking for it to be a part time thing...4-5 hours during the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,658
Posted By WImom
My kids are playing better and sleeping better at...

My kids are playing better and sleeping better at nap but listening to directions has not been as good. I think it's because we are not structured in the summer.

I'd say the aggressiveness has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,462
Posted By WImom
I'm in WI with an in-home childcare too and just...

I'm in WI with an in-home childcare too and just finished up my Preschool Credential through T.E.A.C.H. and it was a great experience. I did it all online.

I would agree with the others that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,078
Posted By WImom
Attention Seeking Child And Playtime With Provider

During playtime I usually don't play with the kids the whole time but sometimes I feel like I need to help the play along especially with my 2 year olds in the house center and playing store, pretend...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,812
Posted By WImom
We always say "kisses are for family, hugs are...

We always say "kisses are for family, hugs are for friends" it works well. Most of my kids give hugs when they leave. If a friend doesn't want one they say "no thank you." I only give hugs if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,685
Posted By WImom
I have one boy and 6 girls. The boy I have right...

I have one boy and 6 girls. The boy I have right now is my best behaved off them all. I have had boys in the past that I could just not handle. One was a bully and the other one obsessed with gun...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,632
Posted By WImom
Magna-tiles, puzzles with latches

Magna-tiles, puzzles with latches
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,748
Posted By WImom
Thanks! She can get all the items off but it...

Thanks! She can get all the items off but it takes a long time so we are always waiting for her. Yeah, don't get me started on the underwear over the pull up. I have two like this! What happened to...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-26-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 828
Posted By WImom
okay, thanks.

okay, thanks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,748
Posted By WImom
Is This Being Too Picky?

I have 4 kids potty training right now out of 8. One little girl is almost 4y old and always refused to try the potty but lately says she will "try" so parents want her to try here which is fine. Now...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-26-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 828
Posted By WImom
What can I claim for this?

I went out of town (2h hour car ride) to commission for my preschool credential.

I know I can claim the mileage. I wasn't sure about any of the rest. I don't drive far distances so my husband...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By WImom
Throw away or can I use them now?

I have some pom poms from my sensory table that the kids were using about a month ago when one child came down with Hand Foot Mouth. I bagged them up and sanitized the sensory bin. Can I bring them...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-20-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,241
Posted By WImom
Thanks for the info, I tried to use "search" and...

Thanks for the info, I tried to use "search" and wasn't coming up with anything to help me.

I do still want to make sure I can claim my lease payments...I see it says loan interest but I don't...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-20-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,241
Posted By WImom
Car Expenses

If I'm just doing the standard mileage deduction can I still claim lease interest/payments and oil changes? I do not drive children so this is just for my business use after hours.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-16-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,546
Posted By WImom
I got a $40 penalty last year. We adjusted my...

I got a $40 penalty last year. We adjusted my husbands withholding so hopefully we are okay this year. If not then I will start in 2015 (Probably April since I don't know yet) paying quarterly. Taxes...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-15-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 782
Posted By WImom
entering receipts for remodeling

I have 3 different remodeling projects that got done in 2014 that have to do with my childcare (Kitchen, Laundry, actual childcare room). I grouped the receipts into each project but do I enter each...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-14-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,425
Posted By WImom
?? So for example a room was 100% daycare from...

?? So for example a room was 100% daycare from Jan-Sept. and then in September I changed it back to my dinning room and now use it for both my family and daycare so it's T/S from September to...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-14-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,425
Posted By WImom
This is for 2011 but is what I go off of. (My own...

This is for 2011 but is what I go off of. (My own kids have their own "rec room" that is not the same space as the 100% playroom for the daycare. (my kids are 10 and 12 so they don't' play in the...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-13-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By WImom
I was told at one point from a CPA for groceries...

I was told at one point from a CPA for groceries to only claim one way for the mileage since I'm always grocery shopping for both my family and daycare. Should I still be doing that?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-13-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,425
Posted By WImom
T/S Question

For most of 2014 I had a large section of my 1st floor as 100% daycare and then my basement was all T/S because it was used for storage of toys and materials. In September our remodel was done and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,752
Posted By WImom
Thanks! I like that wording better! Off to change...

Thanks! I like that wording better! Off to change it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,758
Posted By WImom
I like the idea of solid curtain and the ABC...

I like the idea of solid curtain and the ABC valances.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,752
Posted By WImom
Changing the Wording for Holiday's In Handbook

So currently (and in the past) I've had Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Day after, New Years Eve, and New Years Day all paid holiday's. I noticed though that starting next year I will start losing days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,243
Posted By WImom
Talks A Lot but Can't Understand

I have a DCG that turned 2 in Aug. She started here in September. I still can't understand most of what she is saying. She does talk but I can't understand her. I can understand the word Blue, Daddy,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 935
Posted By WImom
My daughter has a friend that has selective...

My daughter has a friend that has selective mutisum (sp?) and went to therapy for it and she is so much better now at age 9 that you wouldn't even know she didn't talk to anyone but family before....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 935
Posted By WImom
Help with newish 4y old. Very Shy...

Thanks in advance. This is long to give you a backstory.

I have a DCB who just turned 4y old in September. I am the first provider for him since he was only with family before. He has been with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,571
Posted By WImom
I had/have three, one left at beginning of...

I had/have three, one left at beginning of summer, one leaves in a week, and then one not until school starts. With each one leaving though I feel a grouchy weight lifted off!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By WImom
Everyone here is 3-5y so I'm not sure that would...

Everyone here is 3-5y so I'm not sure that would work. But I do like that with lots of mixed ages.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By WImom
The Kids Who Tells You Everything!!

Help with a almost 5y dcg who is in everyone's business. Tells me what so and so is doing, so and so took ____'s toy, who is in my drive way, the garbage man just came, my phone is ringing, why am I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,088
Posted By WImom
I have my daycare split into two spaces - play...

I have my daycare split into two spaces - play area and table toy area/book center. So I do not let her play in the play area anymore for the day once she throws. If she does it again with books/or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,168
Posted By WImom
I will be trying this!!

I will be trying this!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,168
Posted By WImom
THANK YOU for posting this!! This makes me sad...

THANK YOU for posting this!! This makes me sad though. I could see my 9.5y old and 11y old daughters writing this same thing! It does end up consuming us and a lot of time at the end of the day I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,088
Posted By WImom
Throwing When Mad...HELP!

What would you do for a 3.5yold that throws or tips over items when she mad? If it's clean up time (no matter how many times I warn her, 5m, 2m, other transitioning techniques, etc.) she will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,137
Posted By WImom
:hug: Hope you get lots of kids soon!!

:hug: Hope you get lots of kids soon!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,788
Posted By WImom
I guess we are lucky here. Our school district...

I guess we are lucky here. Our school district has "field houses" at the schools where there are college workers and they do activities and games with the kids every day. (Arts and crafts, baseball,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,350
Posted By WImom
Yeah, she is quick to tell EVERYONE else to...

Yeah, she is quick to tell EVERYONE else to "Cover" even when they are. I think it's annoying me the most that she isn't even trying. I have been praising the others too hoping she would start doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,350
Posted By WImom
Cover Cough Sneezes Age

When do you expect kids to remember to do this after you have reminded them over 100 times? I'm not saying 100% but most of the time or attempt to do it? I have an almost 3y old (3 in Aug.) that just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,070
Posted By WImom
Yep!! I only feed my own kids, myself and DH food...

Yep!! I only feed my own kids, myself and DH food without chemicals/dyes, etc. Mostly organic. When ever my "spirited" DD goes to friends house or a birthday party, something like that that she eats...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,764
Posted By WImom
I'm interested in learning more as well. :)

I'm interested in learning more as well. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,668
Posted By WImom
I give juice once with one of the snacks and then...

I give juice once with one of the snacks and then milk at lunch (1 serving) and then it's water for the rest of the day.

They have to ask to be excused to leave the table.

They do not get more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,655
Posted By WImom
Had a nice meeting with mom last night so...

Had a nice meeting with mom last night so hopefully this will be short lived. Thanks for the encouragement!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By WImom
***! Not what you needed for a Monday!! Hope they...

***! Not what you needed for a Monday!! Hope they are atleast not cranky for you!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,655
Posted By WImom
Help!! Tanturms...Am I Doing Something Wrong?

I have an almost 4y old that just started about a week ago. She will throw a huge tantrum if she doesn't get her way. Mom said when she throws tantrums she will give her a blanket and bear to calm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,107
Posted By WImom
How Can I Market This?

I currently care for ages 2-5y. I market myself as a preschool in a home environment and I offer K5 readiness. Our school district just decided starting this coming fall half day K4 will now be full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,200
Posted By WImom
That is too funny!!

That is too funny!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,342
Posted By WImom
I have two foam fuzzy chairs (character ones) in...

I have two foam fuzzy chairs (character ones) in my reading center and a small table/chair set in the kitchen center. The kids here so far have done okay with them, sometimes they need reminders.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,963
Posted By WImom
we have lots - I don't bring them all out at once...

we have lots - I don't bring them all out at once but usually 3 or four

Pool Noodles cut up
Ball Pit Balls
Dress up (outdoor type like construction workers, mail man, etc as well as hula skirts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,285
Posted By WImom
We've done the butterfly one and the kids love...

We've done the butterfly one and the kids love it. I just ordered my caterpillars again. I'm curious to see how the ladybug one is though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,087
Posted By WImom
likethis Would love to see her face! I'm sure...

likethis Would love to see her face! I'm sure she would be nice after that!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,821
Posted By WImom
I agree, I have one that is underwear until nap...

I agree, I have one that is underwear until nap and then she always poops about 10-15 minutes after that pull up is on. Has been with me 6 months and never an accident when in underwear. She has just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,185
Posted By WImom
during the daytime visit how long does the child...

during the daytime visit how long does the child stay and is it with parents too?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By WImom
That is too funny! I needed a laugh today,...

That is too funny! I needed a laugh today, thanks!!:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,189
Posted By WImom
I have all of the parents bring in 10 eggs...

I have all of the parents bring in 10 eggs filled. I hide them in the yard before daycare that morning and then each child gets to find 10 eggs. After they find 10 they can help the younger kids find...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,698
Posted By WImom
Egg Allergy

Anyone deal with this before? I had an interview yesterday for a 2y old with a severe egg allergy.

Mom said I would need to give her my menu on Friday and she could highlight what DCG couldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,769
Posted By WImom
I would have told him that it wasn't okay as...

I would have told him that it wasn't okay as well. I hate when others tell me how to parent.


You could have waited until he walked away, secretly kicked the display over and then go up to him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,584
Posted By WImom
Sad....I sent home the ages and stages evaluation...

Sad....I sent home the ages and stages evaluation 3 weeks ago along with some scissors in a bag (There was cutting practice in the evaluation). When I didn't hear anything or receive it back I sent a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,449
Posted By WImom
likethis This is what I would do too. I also do...

likethis This is what I would do too. I also do the sit in the chair thing for clean up. Works well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By WImom
Thanks for posting this!! I'm going to try it...

Thanks for posting this!! I'm going to try it next week since the kids needs something to calm them after coming in from outside!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,757
Posted By WImom
We have backpacks and we do what you suggested....

We have backpacks and we do what you suggested. If they are coloring and have papers they go right in the backpack. In the winter the kids keep snow pants in the backpacks too and any nap lovey that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,879
Posted By WImom
My kids (11y,9y)always put sugar on their...

My kids (11y,9y)always put sugar on their Cheerios. I complain all the time that they leave sugar all over the counter. So....tomorrow I will be changing the sugar container into a salt container....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,673
Posted By WImom
WOW!! You are in my thoughts and prayers!! I hope...

WOW!! You are in my thoughts and prayers!! I hope you continue to recover quickly!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,111
Posted By WImom
I so wish that would happen here. Two boys I have...

I so wish that would happen here. Two boys I have will just keep doing what ever it because they know it bugs them!!

I also send the kids back to solve themselves. I usually have to step in when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,634
Posted By WImom
Yeah, my biggest problem one who is soooo hyper...

Yeah, my biggest problem one who is soooo hyper sat so nice and played the whole interview. He was the only one here though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,634
Posted By WImom
Yeah, it makes me chuckle to myself too...LOL....

Yeah, it makes me chuckle to myself too...LOL. All you can do it laugh right?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,634
Posted By WImom
I've been doing all of that for 2 months + now...

I've been doing all of that for 2 months + now and it isn't working which is why I'm putting them on probation. :(

One thing with rewarding other or telling other I like what they are doing these...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,480
Posted By WImom
Yep, a mess for sure. I don't think I would do...

Yep, a mess for sure. I don't think I would do that one again!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,634
Posted By WImom
Yes, I've talked with all three families many...

Yes, I've talked with all three families many times.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,634
Posted By WImom
I've been doing childcare for 8 years and have...

I've been doing childcare for 8 years and have only termed once. I also have a two week trial.

One of the boys (3y in Jan) I still wasn't sure after 2 weeks. He started out rough but he got...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,067
Posted By WImom
Love your pinterest page. I need to redo mine to...

Love your pinterest page. I need to redo mine to be like that. I have so many in just "preschool" that it's disorganized.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,634
Posted By WImom
3 On Probation..What Can I Do Different In Future Interviews

I have three kids on probation now. They all feed of each other all day. I can't tell who the main one is and they each have so many issues on their own. Talking back, screaming for 5-10m when asked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,018
Posted By WImom
Me too!! TGIF for sure!!!happyface

Me too!! TGIF for sure!!!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,074
Posted By WImom
I just say I am licensed for 8 children....

I just say I am licensed for 8 children. Currently there are _____ enrolled. I usually leave it at that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,889
Posted By WImom
I do the same. I also have the wet wipes up...

I do the same. I also have the wet wipes up higher and they need to ask for those. That way they only get one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,706
Posted By WImom
Gotcha...I'd say a laminated sheet and the...

Gotcha...I'd say a laminated sheet and the vis--vis pen is the way to go then. They parent that comes can use it too to cross off who has been picked up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By WImom
behavior problems due to family change.

I have a dcb that has always been harder to deal with and super hyper (I actually posted about my probation letter last week for him). This past weekend mom got married and he has been with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,706
Posted By WImom
Here we have to have someone set up as an...

Here we have to have someone set up as an "Emergency backup". They need Shaken Baby classes and have to fill out a form. I believe they need to be within 5 minutes of my daycare, mine is my neighbor....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,172
Posted By WImom
Selective memories is right!! They can all recite...

Selective memories is right!! They can all recite "let it go" from Frozen without music BUT can't remember I just asked them to get their shoes on....LOL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,172
Posted By WImom
Too many teachers when there should be only one...ME!

How do you deal with kids that try to boss the others around? I have two boys (3y, 4.5y) that continually tell kids/me what to do. "Be Quiet", "Go play with toys", etc. A little DCG said hi to one of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,584
Posted By WImom
Thanks! I printed out an ages and stages...

Thanks! I printed out an ages and stages questionnaire for both me and his parents. Hoping this will help!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,584
Posted By WImom
Yeah I did that already in December. I guess I...

Yeah I did that already in December. I guess I could do another one and show the items I didn't check are still unchecked.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,584
Posted By WImom
Suggesting Child Needs To Be Evaluated

Do you have a form, do you talk to them? What do you say?

I have a 3.5y old DCB that I think needs to be evaluated. I have mentioned things to his parents a few times but not a formal "get him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,500
Posted By WImom
Yep!! I have one of these kids here - Monday's...

Yep!! I have one of these kids here - Monday's are the worst!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,620
Posted By WImom
Same here. I don't like hearing shooting noises...

Same here. I don't like hearing shooting noises all day as well. My kids will play superhero - I require them to all be good superhero's though and not shooting or they play "monster" but it can only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,180
Posted By WImom
I agree about not making it a cozy space and I do...

I agree about not making it a cozy space and I do the same as above. I have a 3.5y old DCG that screams and throws herself on the floor when it's clean up time (even though I give reminders to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,914
Posted By WImom
Thanks everyone. Found out mom is getting married...

Thanks everyone. Found out mom is getting married this weekend and then grandma will bring him next week while they are honeymoon. I will hold off on the prob. Letter until end of month. I did talk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,914
Posted By WImom
I like your wording much better. I'd love your...

I like your wording much better. I'd love your behavior plan. I will PM you my email. Thanks!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,914
Posted By WImom
Probation Letter Sound Okay?

How does this sound for a probation letter? I have been wavering on terming or trying this. DCB is huge ball of energy. All of the kids feed off of him. He cannot sit still at all ever (except at nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,789
Posted By WImom
Here too. My problem now is ice. It got cold...

Here too. My problem now is ice. It got cold again today and now my patio is a sheet of ice from the melted snow. The rest of the snow left is so hard and compacted it is slippery. We went out for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,529
Posted By WImom
I agree - if all employers were required to have...

I agree - if all employers were required to have sick days available to parents they may be better keeping kids home. Also not penalizing them for leaving for a sick child.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,863
Posted By WImom
I'd say skip it. It will only get worse. I've had...

I'd say skip it. It will only get worse. I've had parents that way and when I took a chance it never worked out. They tried to manage my childcare and complain about everything. WOW..I charge $145...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,990
Posted By WImom
This is what the K5 teachers REALLY WANT!!

This is what the K5 teachers REALLY WANT!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By WImom
So Jealous!! I've been wanting that calendar but...

So Jealous!! I've been wanting that calendar but just can't justify the $$. Great finds, love consignment sales!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,985
Posted By WImom
The kids I have now can not do free play all...

The kids I have now can not do free play all together. I have to split them up into two groups during free play many days - One group plays in the centers and the other group does table toys (ie:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,035
Posted By WImom
YES!! I say this every day. I want my old groups...

YES!! I say this every day. I want my old groups back!!!! I've never had a group of kids that seem to not understand simple directions, self help, etc, etc. All ages 2.5-5y.

I'd say limit your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,151
Posted By WImom
There are so many things wrong here! You are a...

There are so many things wrong here! You are a mandated reporter. These children are not getting a great start and proper care. It is also not fair to you.

Ratios way off, not enough toys per...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,157
Posted By WImom
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