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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,648
Posted By gkids09
We have always done a "school" picture day. I...

We have always done a "school" picture day. I used to use Teddy Bear Portraits. The photographer would come in, set up, do the pictures, and the best part was there was NO COST AT ALL!! The only cost...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,165
Posted By gkids09
Need article for parents...

So, I tried to post this from my phone earlier, but the app wouldn't work for me.

Anyway, I am going to do some research for myself, but thought I'd ask here in case anyone had something lying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,779
Posted By gkids09
I had a 4 year old dcb doing the same thing a few...

I had a 4 year old dcb doing the same thing a few months ago. I finally sat him down and told him that EVERY day from now on, I was going to check his pockets before he went home. And if I found...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,151
Posted By gkids09
I have a dcb who brought them... I don't use them...

I have a dcb who brought them... I don't use them like pull-ups. I unstick the sides and put them on just like a diaper, then restick them (that's the best part about them, they'll still go on like a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,862
Posted By gkids09
Update!

HAHAHAHA :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Turns out, dcm tried to.....umm...."get" with assistant's husband a few years ago. They were going to lunch secretly, and assistant confronted her about it, so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,862
Posted By gkids09
Sounds EXACTLY like where I live!! Thanks!! ...

Sounds EXACTLY like where I live!! Thanks!!

It's kind of funny actually...I was venting to my mom about it this morning, and she said if we were all judged by some of the things we did in high...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,862
Posted By gkids09
I definitely understand what you're saying...I...

I definitely understand what you're saying...I will hear her out, and see what she has to say. EVERY time I've ever gotten a new employee, she has found SOMETHING wrong with them (she's too loud,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,862
Posted By gkids09
Assistant says last time she saw her, they were...

Assistant says last time she saw her, they were in high school, and they haven't had contact since then (not even "friends" on facebook! :lol:) High school was YEARS ago...

If the dcm says...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,862
Posted By gkids09
UGHHHHH!!!!! Really ill This Morning...

One of my assistants quit two weeks ago today, and my new one started yesterday. She was FABULOUS. She sits down in the floor and plays with the kids, and is really really patient with them....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,010
Posted By gkids09
Thank you all so so much. I will be talking to...

Thank you all so so much. I will be talking to dcd on Monday! (dcm is in the picture too, by the way, she just doesn't mention it...)

Basically, dcb, dcd, dcm, and little brother sleep together...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,223
Posted By gkids09
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFHamHPqTKk ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFHamHPqTKk


Here's the jellybean one!!! Now I'll look for my others...lol (PS, the comments are nice on this one. HA! :lol::lol::lol:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,223
Posted By gkids09
HAHAHAHAHA!!!! wow, didn't see that!! oops! ...

HAHAHAHAHA!!!! wow, didn't see that!! oops!

The kids LOVE the penguin song.. There's also a taco burrito song that I can't think of the words to right now...and another one...something about a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,223
Posted By gkids09
We sing the Yogi Bear song... It's to the tune...

We sing the Yogi Bear song...
It's to the tune of Camptown Races. However, if you youtube search it, there is only an extremely dirty version of it, and I can't find the one we sing, so here are the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,010
Posted By gkids09
Wetting The Bed

I have a 4 year old dcb who comes to me every day. He has been potty trained for at least 2 years, and is extremely smart.

His dad asked me earlier this week what to do about him wetting the bed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,721
Posted By gkids09
I feel the SAME way!! I've been wearing scrubs,...

I feel the SAME way!! I've been wearing scrubs, except it's been SO hot here lately that I burn up in those. I have bought long shorts, but still feel like I wear the same things over and over again....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,220
Posted By gkids09
I just put a sentence in the middle of one of my...

I just put a sentence in the middle of one of my articles, that didn't have anything to do with the article. "Mention this sentence to me before August 1 to get a free day of daycare credited to your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,220
Posted By gkids09
I am liking Marvelous Milestones too...I think I...

I am liking Marvelous Milestones too...I think I will use that, at least for this month! haha!
Not hi-jacking, it's related... :) I usually put my themes for the month, birthdays of kids and how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,842
Posted By gkids09
I keep all the years together and then when they...

I keep all the years together and then when they leave for Kindergarten or move or whatever, I make the DVD. It COULD be done yearly, if you are wanting them to have a keepsake every year, but I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,220
Posted By gkids09
I need a like button. :)

I need a like button. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,842
Posted By gkids09
I take pictures of the kids from day 1 in my...

I take pictures of the kids from day 1 in my care, & make them a dvd slideshow with music and a little note at the end. I give it to them on their last day in care. I have never had a parent who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,220
Posted By gkids09
YES!! That's exactly the right track. :) ...

YES!! That's exactly the right track. :)
Thanks! I'm liking all of these ideas.. May change the name every month for a while.. Lol
Y'all are awesome!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,220
Posted By gkids09
[QUOTE=Unregistered;141897]I'm amazed at the...

[QUOTE=Unregistered;141897]I'm amazed at the amount of time and effort it seems that so many providers on here seem to put into pleasing parents - instead of kids. I do no newsletters,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,220
Posted By gkids09
Cutesy Name For Newsletter Article

I do a newsletter every month. Required by the state. I used to list kids' accomplishments, but I never had anyone say they liked them or whatever so I got tired of doing them and quit.

Well, now...
Forum: Curriculum 08-29-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,889
Posted By gkids09
Thanks so much everyone!! I have just totally...

Thanks so much everyone!! I have just totally redone my daycare (like, moved EVERYTHING over the weekend, and it all looks totally different), and I have a whole room dedicated to ONLY preschool.
...
Forum: Curriculum 08-28-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,889
Posted By gkids09
Last Names...

I have always taught my 3-5 year olds (depending on their maturity) how to spell their first and last names, and when they're ready, how to write them.

I have two now that I cannot seem to teach...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,759
Posted By gkids09
Thanks so much, everybody!! I bought some sticky...

Thanks so much, everybody!! I bought some sticky tac stuff today and am hoping it will do the trick!

I am trying to put LOTS of stuff on the walls actually...My calendar, ABC's, weather, days of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,759
Posted By gkids09
Textured Walls

Any ideas on getting things to stick to textured walls??

I have a few things on the wall, BUT they keep coming down because of the bumpy walls. Idk how to explain the texture other than bumpy.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,193
Posted By gkids09
Thanks Michael.. :) I have one daycare...

Thanks Michael.. :)

I have one daycare parent who used to teach Pre-K, and she said she would be glad to help me move stuff whenever I figured out what to do! I am so ready for this change!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,193
Posted By gkids09
Okay, I THINK it worked this time?? Thank you...

Okay, I THINK it worked this time?? Thank you Zoe! Let me know if you can't see it!

Basically, everything that is labeled is what has to stay that way...Everything else is free reign.

I need a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,193
Posted By gkids09
Need Some Ideas...

I have posted recently about feeling like I'm getting a little burnt out on daycare. However, after reading and thinking about some advice given to me, I have decided to totally rearrange my daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,432
Posted By gkids09
Thank you SO much...I would love to get rid of...

Thank you SO much...I would love to get rid of this kid, except he has an older brother that I LOVE. If I termed one, I'd lose both.

I have been contemplating moving things around, but I am so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,432
Posted By gkids09
Need Encouragement...

I have been at my daycare since I was 10 months old. Literally. My grandmother owned it, and opened because my sister was born (4 years older than I am). I got to come visit as much as I wanted, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,227
Posted By gkids09
I have suggested getting him signed up for some...

I have suggested getting him signed up for some sort of sport..He was here a few days this summer, and is AWESOME at baseball.. And when I told him how great he was, his face lit up, and he was SO...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,227
Posted By gkids09
Question From An Employee Of Mine...

She raises her grandson, who is in 5th grade this year. Her son (the grandson's dad) lives with them, but doesn't seem to have much to do with the family matters...She has mentioned that he comes...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 07-26-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,675
Posted By gkids09
Thanks so much!! :) I am not sure if they...

Thanks so much!! :)

I am not sure if they know I have insurance or not, but I'm sure they probably assume I do...

I think I'll just wait and see if they say anything else. Stitches come out in...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 07-26-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,675
Posted By gkids09
Not Really Off Topic, But.....

I'd rather nobody accidentally come across it, just in case.

A child at my daycare fell outside (while walking, not doing anything unusual), and ended up having to get two stitches in his hand.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,796
Posted By gkids09
Thanks so much for the KIND advice. :) I was...

Thanks so much for the KIND advice. :) I was honestly a little nervous to post what happened. It has created a stressful, upsetting day for me today, and I know it shouldn't.

The girl is not the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,796
Posted By gkids09
Thanks so much...The thing is, the "new girl" has...

Thanks so much...The thing is, the "new girl" has been there for 3 months. So she HAS been working with the retired lady. And has been fine, but all of a sudden, not so much. I can't tell if she has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,796
Posted By gkids09
Definitely Need To Borrow A Backbone...

for my EMPLOYEES. I am really upset/disappointed today..To the point of almost being sick.

My longest, sweetest, best employee has retired. She was there for over 10 years, first with my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,614
Posted By gkids09
I have had the same problem...mostly today than...

I have had the same problem...mostly today than any other, but I also have 2-3 depending on the day. They drive me crazy being so LOUD.

The 2 I have today, I let stay in their "school kid room"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,505
Posted By gkids09
How Do You Get Them To Look??

I have a Parent Board, which is right above the sign in sheet parents sign their kids in and out on every single day..

The sign in sheet is on a card table, so it's large enough to hold a few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,556
Posted By gkids09
The desk is stained a dark brown. It is SERIOUSLY...

The desk is stained a dark brown. It is SERIOUSLY huge...I am staying after hours now to clean out the office and sort of start over..dh is a farmer and won't be home til late anyway! lol

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,556
Posted By gkids09
Would you suggest painting it white, or painting...

Would you suggest painting it white, or painting it another light color? I definitely have thought about it!! I just will have to take the time to come one weekend and DO it. ha!

I also made one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,798
Posted By gkids09
I am in TN too, and I have a licensed group home...

I am in TN too, and I have a licensed group home daycare, but I don't live in it, and nobody has ever said anything about it?

I come in the mornings and leave in the evenings, and not once have I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,556
Posted By gkids09
The entire room is paneling...:( The ceiling is...

The entire room is paneling...:( The ceiling is white "popcorn" ceiling, but there are two shelves built in. I definitely have a lot of cleaning out to do, because it still has stuff in it that was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,556
Posted By gkids09
Office...

I HATE to keep asking decorating/organization questions, but I really need help. I have a TINY office at my daycare. I do not live in my daycare; it is a separate house, and the entire house is used...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,711
Posted By gkids09
Teaching Self-Help...

I guess that's what you'd call it...I have a little dcb who will be 5 in September. He has always been extremely immature for his age. He has just recently been able to put his own shoes on, and only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,985
Posted By gkids09
I also do a photo book (now a movie) of all the...

I also do a photo book (now a movie) of all the pictures I have taken of the kids since they started, and send it home with them when they "graduate." Unfortunately, she's not one that likes to have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,985
Posted By gkids09
Hmm...Retirement???

I have an employee who has been here for over 10 years (7 with my grandmother, 3 with me...). She has given me written notice that her last day will be June 29, and she is retiring.

If I am being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,317
Posted By gkids09
I am SO glad you posted this Catherder!! We have...

I am SO glad you posted this Catherder!! We have had an unreal amount of snakes this year too!! I think ours is because of all the flood water we've dealt with (same reason we have a MILLION frogs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,730
Posted By gkids09
No, I was quoting what PARENTS were asking the OP...

No, I was quoting what PARENTS were asking the OP and the obvious answer (which I know everyone SHOULD already know!! :)) lol

I actually didn't even realize your post had the same question. ha!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,730
Posted By gkids09
"Why can't they climb UP the slide?" ...

"Why can't they climb UP the slide?"
Umm...BECAUSE they could very easily get kicked in the face by kids who are sliding the CORRECT way... hahaha

Have had this happen, actually, when I first...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,180
Posted By gkids09
Well like I said, I wouldn't do THAT many...

Well like I said, I wouldn't do THAT many patterns, and I definitely wouldn't do the entire room. I am thinking of doing solid calming colors, and maybe a few patterns in coordinating colors too....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,180
Posted By gkids09
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_lEili6mwXWo/TTnG0fxo6bI/...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_lEili6mwXWo/TTnG0fxo6bI/AAAAAAAABF8/JdLhMMOqNog/s1600/AndThen...wall.jpg

Try this link... I found this picture last night, and I'm REALLY thinking of doing one or two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,180
Posted By gkids09
Daycare, I love your pictures!! We have a roll of...

Daycare, I love your pictures!! We have a roll of butcher paper that was donated YEARS ago...I have wondered what to do with it. I use it occasionally to do art projects with the kids, but have never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,180
Posted By gkids09
No, we have a dining room that has CHILD sized...

No, we have a dining room that has CHILD sized tables and chairs...We use the table in this room for school age kids to do homework, but they fit at the child sized tables just fine...So I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,180
Posted By gkids09
What color would you do? It's a big room, so two...

What color would you do? It's a big room, so two colors may be good...Or just white and use their artwork and posters and stuff to give it color?? I just think the paneling is SO dark and dreary...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,180
Posted By gkids09
Meeko, THANK YOU!!!! So I am a dummy...lol I...

Meeko, THANK YOU!!!!
So I am a dummy...lol I have googled EVERYTHING but playrooms...Just found one pic that had a wall that was covered in patterened scrapbook paper. I have TONS of unused...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,180
Posted By gkids09
Need Help/Ideas/Photos If Possible...

I REALLY want to re-do my entrance room to my daycare...

A little background...I do NOT live in my daycare. It is a group home daycare, and it is in a house, which used to be my great...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,042
Posted By gkids09
Actually...since I don't exactly get AS wet as...

Actually...since I don't exactly get AS wet as the kids do, sliding down the slip and slide, I found some swimming trunks at Wal-Mart last year, and wear those with a sleeveless shirt..One of the dcg...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,466
Posted By gkids09
Well..we kept three. Little 3 yr old dcg named...

Well..we kept three. Little 3 yr old dcg named them Froggie (how original...), Rolly, and Rudy. Idk where she got the last two names, but whatever.

The kids LOVE them. Had two have a hard time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,466
Posted By gkids09
Baby Toads

The kids, my assistant, and I caught over 50 baby toads today. They are EVERYWHERE in our yard.

I would LOVE to bring a couple inside as pets, but I don't have a clue how to care for them...Any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,205
Posted By gkids09
Preschool Graduate Video

I only have one leaving and going to kindergarten this year, so I am really wanting to do something special. I have decided to make a DVD for him of all the pictures I have of him since he started...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,101
Posted By gkids09
Lol Saw that on Facebook! I was so about to post...

Lol Saw that on Facebook! I was so about to post a thread "Congratulations Abigail!!" haha!! That's AWESOME!! :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,442
Posted By gkids09
Mine say God's taking pictures of us when it...

Mine say God's taking pictures of us when it starts lightning. :)

For the most part, my kiddos don't care about storms. There are a few who freak out a little, but when their parents come to pick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,321
Posted By gkids09
HAHAHAHAHA :lol::lol::lol: Best part is,...

HAHAHAHAHA :lol::lol::lol:

Best part is, that's exactly the kind of tantrums I get EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I have one 4 yr old dcb who will do what mom did if you tell him to clean up.. Gets a little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,232
Posted By gkids09
Almost always, he stays asleep..Now he DOES talk...

Almost always, he stays asleep..Now he DOES talk in his sleep sometimes, and occasionally cries in his sleep, but he usually sleeps the entire naptime, and is usually the last one to even wake up,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,232
Posted By gkids09
Well, when he first started in November he had...

Well, when he first started in November he had JUST turned one...So he took morning naps from about 10:30-11:30. I gradually shortened these naps about 15 minutes each week until he wasn't taking a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,232
Posted By gkids09
I am open 7:30-5:30... Summer Schedule: ...

I am open 7:30-5:30...

Summer Schedule:
7:30-8:30 Breakfast or Free Play inside for those who eat before they come...
8:30-8:45 Potty/Diaper/Wash Hands
8:45-9:50 Outdoor Play
9:50-10:00...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,897
Posted By gkids09
hahaha!! dcb has been doing it for a few months...

hahaha!! dcb has been doing it for a few months now...

funny part, my daycare isn't in my home...guess both places need airing out, huh?? :lol: Guess it's just a man thing? :p just kidding!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,897
Posted By gkids09
Sleepwalking...

How do you control a sleep walker??? I have one that EVERY SINGLE DAY gets up from his mat and walks across the room!! He sleeps with his eyes open anyway, which totally freaks me out, but the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,232
Posted By gkids09
I have a schedule typed up on cute paper and...

I have a schedule typed up on cute paper and taped EVERYWHERE for me to see, just in case I have an "off" day and forget when something needs to be done. We use the same schedule EVERY SINGLE DAY,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,980
Posted By gkids09
I have a dcb who will be 4 in June. He does the...

I have a dcb who will be 4 in June. He does the SAME THING. His mom brought him this morning, and he hung on her legs "crying." I walked over, got his 18 month old brother who was perfectly happy,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,951
Posted By gkids09
In my state, rules are that doors can be locked...

In my state, rules are that doors can be locked IF and only if they can be UNlocked and opened in one motion...In other words, a push lock can be used because all you have to do is turn the doorknob...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,237
Posted By gkids09
Hmm...He just had his tonsils taken out..I know...

Hmm...He just had his tonsils taken out..I know that's not MAJOR surgery, but could that have anything to do with it possibly???

I wondered about his eyesight when he did this too. I think I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,237
Posted By gkids09
Strange...

Okay, this kid (4 year old boy) is extremely mature for his age...I'm talking, when it storms and all the other kids are screaming scared to death of the thunder, he starts explaining the difference...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,680
Posted By gkids09
I don't allow paci's at my daycare, just because...

I don't allow paci's at my daycare, just because of the germs that can/will be spread when the kid pulls it out and throws it in the floor for someone else to take.

I had TWO kids last year who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,566
Posted By gkids09
May not be what you're looking for...BUT my...

May not be what you're looking for...BUT my grandmother used to use empty toilet paper rolls, glue or tape them to a paint stick (I would assume a popsicle stick would work just as well!), and use...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,382
Posted By gkids09
I'm in TN, and also am required to send out...

I'm in TN, and also am required to send out evaluation forms to all parents at least once per year. My licensor comes at renewal time and checks to make sure I have them turned in, as well as several...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,618
Posted By gkids09
Here, we eat lunch at 12. Kids finish around...

Here, we eat lunch at 12. Kids finish around 12:30-12:45, depending on how well they like lunch that day...:lol:

We then either go outside or stay in and play games until about 1:25. Then, we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,195
Posted By gkids09
TOTALLY agree with this!! Actually, I have a...

TOTALLY agree with this!! Actually, I have a couple "friends" that I've met on here..We've exchanged email addresses and even have one's phone number, and we text sometimes, even though we're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 19,331
Posted By gkids09
Wow!! I'm loving all of these awesome ideas!! I...

Wow!! I'm loving all of these awesome ideas!! I will definitely be doing more tomorrow!! Today, I honestly felt like total crap. :( So I did a "game" with them that I didn't really have to teach them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 19,331
Posted By gkids09
haha, I like those ideas!! I haven't ever done...

haha, I like those ideas!! I haven't ever done pop ups with them. I am sure they'd LOVE that!! We like the one where you sit sort of criss cross applesauce, but put your feet together bottom to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 19,331
Posted By gkids09
Indoor Activities!!!!

Need some suggestions...

Considering it has rained and rained and rained for the past like 2 weeks, and we've only been able to go outside one day in those 2 weeks, I need some ideas!!

It has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,680
Posted By gkids09
I don't have my own kids, but I was one of those...

I don't have my own kids, but I was one of those kids who ALWAYS wanted the pacifier. My parents cut the tip off (not just poked a hole in it), and still talk about when I put it back in my mouth and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,574
Posted By gkids09
I also have a chain link fence, so I was...

I also have a chain link fence, so I was wondering how to get the paper to clip to it (that's why I mentioned the easel), but I LOVE your idea!! I may steal it. :cool:

Love all the other ideas...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,574
Posted By gkids09
Need Advice...

I want to start an outdoor art center... but not exactly sure where to start!

I have one of those plastic carts with 3 drawers in it. I am thinking sidewalk chalk for sure, and wondering about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,446
Posted By gkids09
That's what I got too..Then typed it in my...

That's what I got too..Then typed it in my calculator JUST to be sure...288 is right! :)
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 04-13-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,894
Posted By gkids09
HONESTLY?? My daycare kids LOVE LOVE LOVE Junie...

HONESTLY?? My daycare kids LOVE LOVE LOVE Junie B. Jones. (We don't use the words that SHE says, so instead of the first one "Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus," we read "Junie B. Jones and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,119
Posted By gkids09
I also do first born, first served...I also do...

I also do first born, first served...I also do siblings before any others on the waiting list (including cousins, siblings always come first).

Sounds like all of yours ARE siblings though, so I'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,545
Posted By gkids09
I bought plastic baskets at the dollar store, and...

I bought plastic baskets at the dollar store, and divided books up according to type (board books, audio books, magazines, books about differences, etc). Each book type has a color.

The sign on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,361
Posted By gkids09
Steam Vac Help Please :)

One of my new employees (LOVE her, by the way...) has offered me her steam vac (not because she thinks the floors are filthy, but because I was vacuuming yesterday and mentioned that it would be nice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,389
Posted By gkids09
Oops...Guess I just assume everyone knows how...

Oops...Guess I just assume everyone knows how things work in my daycare. :eek:

I will explain...I DO have an assistant, there are at least two, sometimes three of us working every day. We are a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,389
Posted By gkids09
Need Advice For Kids With New Siblings! :)

I am having a bit of a problem...Not PROBLEM, really, just a little bit of a stress. :ouch:

I have 14 kids enrolled in my daycare. Three of them have siblings 2 weeks old or less, one's mom is...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 04-05-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,495
Posted By gkids09
haha it's okay!! Glad you caught it. Thanks for...

haha it's okay!! Glad you caught it. Thanks for clearing it up though!! I'll retype and repost. No big deal!! :)
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 04-05-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,495
Posted By gkids09
Makes me really glad to know I'm not totally...

Makes me really glad to know I'm not totally losing my mind. :lol:

I can't find it..I'm glad more than just me saw it though!! ha!

I'll post another later...Everyone with advice on kids and...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 04-05-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,495
Posted By gkids09
lol I thought about that...so I checked..Nothing...

lol I thought about that...so I checked..Nothing there either. I don't have a clue what happened! Oh well...I'll post a short and sweet version of the first one.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 04-05-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,495
Posted By gkids09
Well when it posted, it automatically came up for...

Well when it posted, it automatically came up for me to view, like always. Then I went to the list of threads, and it was there. Said it had been viewed 2 times. I always check to make sure my posts...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 04-05-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,495
Posted By gkids09
My Post Disappeared...

So, about 2 hours ago, I posted a thread about kids with new siblings, and how their behavior changes....And it was there....and now it's gone.

Does anyone else see it (my computer's been acting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 21,396
Posted By gkids09
Just saying...I'm REALLY glad to know I'm not the...

Just saying...I'm REALLY glad to know I'm not the only one addicted to this!! When "Daddy Eagle" as the kids called him (or was it the mom??) came to the nest about 45 minutes ago, one shouted...
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