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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By Meeko
Try and offer something different from other...

Try and offer something different from other providers. Maybe a parents "date night". We do this sometimes. Pizza, games, a movie etc. We stay open until midnight. Parents love it. We charge...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 446
Posted By Meeko
For $1000-$1200 a month...it's totally worth it...

For $1000-$1200 a month...it's totally worth it for me! We are Tier 1 because of the school district. My program is great and the reps are awesome. We missed the annual training class for our area...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,722
Posted By Meeko
It's none of their business. The moment a parent...

It's none of their business. The moment a parent has a problem with smelling HOME smells...they need to look at places other than a HOME daycare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 426
Posted By Meeko
I gave up on pnp's and did like BC and got...

I gave up on pnp's and did like BC and got portable cribs. very glad I did. They store well and are are much sturdier.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Meeko
Just don't claim them!

Just don't claim them!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 696
Posted By Meeko
Cash or Venmo. I don't take checks any more. ...

Cash or Venmo. I don't take checks any more. Parents started complaining that they never used checks other than for me and were only ordering them to pay me. They also didn't like having to go to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,662
Posted By Meeko
"Sorry Twinkle is covered from head to toe in...

"Sorry Twinkle is covered from head to toe in chocolate. She "insisted" on having the chocolate donut in the car"

" Terror wanted Laffy Taffy for breakfast. Oh...can you get it out of his hair....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By Meeko
I absolutely love that none of them are here on...

I absolutely love that none of them are here on weekends.....:lol::lol:

Not too bad a group right now. I'm getting good in my old age at flushing out the worst ones. So no problems most of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2018, 01:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By Meeko
It's great glue or wallpaper paste......;)

It's great glue or wallpaper paste......;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,779
Posted By Meeko
Life for poor Unregistered......

Life for poor Unregistered......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,779
Posted By Meeko
Actually this has been a fun read. Except...

Actually this has been a fun read.

Except the part where BC said she didn't like broccoli. I am seriously going to have to consider if I ever talk to her again......;););)lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By Meeko
Of course parents aren't going to like the idea...

Of course parents aren't going to like the idea of a flat rate. They want to pay as little as possible! Don't ask them what they think is fair. To them, $5 a week is "fair".

But do these same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By Meeko
I tell the parents that as I can't go to all the...

I tell the parents that as I can't go to all the parties, I don't go to any...just to be fair.

Truth is, I have no desire to go at all. I did once, many years ago and will never do it again. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,779
Posted By Meeko
Me exactly :)

Me exactly :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 819
Posted By Meeko
Nothing from home. Period. Happy (and clean)...

Nothing from home. Period. Happy (and clean) life.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 844
Posted By Meeko
So with Dave on this one. My husband (also named...

So with Dave on this one. My husband (also named Dave!) and I are part of a package. We all are. Me, hubby, 33 year old son and two daughters age 23 and 21. This a FAMILY daycare in our HOME. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 726
Posted By Meeko
Hate the darn things! Most "dummies" (as...

Hate the darn things!

Most "dummies" (as they are called in the UK) are for the parents and not the kids. They are merely "let me shut you up" plugs. Nasty, ugly, dirty chewable plastic...ugh!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By Meeko
At 5:20, make sure child is ready to go. Have...

At 5:20, make sure child is ready to go. Have your car keys in hand and act as if you are ready to leave. Or have your husband yell for you...or something to get the message across that you are on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,376
Posted By Meeko
In Utah, we get paid in advance. We can see...

In Utah, we get paid in advance. We can see online as soon as a parent is approved. The state pay their part and the parent must make up any difference. If they don't pay their part...the state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,007
Posted By Meeko
I've been at this for over 30 years now. Almost...

I've been at this for over 30 years now. Almost all parents were on the same wavelength back then. They spent more time with their kids, actually listened when I needed to discuss behavior and so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By Meeko
Check around collection agencies. Some will take...

Check around collection agencies. Some will take a cut of what you get. I use one that doesn't. They add 40% to the amount I want for themselves. I get 100% of what I am owed and the "perp" has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Meeko
I started daycare in the Air Force over 30 years...

I started daycare in the Air Force over 30 years ago. Many of the on base providers had their daycare in the garage. Most of them were really, really cute! They had to get inventive, but it worked!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,245
Posted By Meeko
We do a candy exchange for Valentines. The kids...

We do a candy exchange for Valentines. The kids decorate bags and we share out the candy they each bring. But that's it. I personally loathe Valentines Day. I think it's the worst commercial...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,216
Posted By Meeko
I raise prices yearly, but only for incoming...

I raise prices yearly, but only for incoming clients. I offer "same price for life" as people sign up. As long as they pay on time and follow rules etc...their payment will never go up[ (I charge a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By Meeko
Depends on the state. My state is easy and...

Depends on the state. My state is easy and awesome. Payment in advance on the first of each month. As long as the child attends at least 8 hours, you keep the whole months pay even if the child is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By Meeko
Having So Much Fun With This Kid!

Boo from Monsters Inc is alive and well and enrolled in our daycare. OMG...cute overload!!!!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-07-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By Meeko
I have to use it for the food program, but hate...

I have to use it for the food program, but hate it. I wouldn't trust it when it comes to anything else.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-07-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By Meeko
I wouldn't trust Kidkare for ANYTHING! I...

I wouldn't trust Kidkare for ANYTHING!

I have to use it for the food program, but it is still chock full of technical problems. I would never, ever trust it with money issues.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 979
Posted By Meeko
Love Venmo. Last month I had a dad pay me while...

Love Venmo. Last month I had a dad pay me while he was sitting on a beach in Bali and a mom pay me from Disneyland. I like easy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By Meeko
My basement is 1500 sq feet...and has an outside...

My basement is 1500 sq feet...and has an outside entrance...so plenty of space. But it IS darker than upstairs. We just have plenty of warm lighting and bright colors. Nobody has ever said...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,141
Posted By Meeko
It's over age 12 here in Utah. We have 10 days...

It's over age 12 here in Utah. We have 10 days after a child turns 12 to get them fingerprinted and an FBI check done....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By Meeko
Visions of Daycare!

Some days I would prefer raptors......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,141
Posted By Meeko
By Utah law...every parent must have access to...

By Utah law...every parent must have access to their child at any time they are in care.

That does NOT mean they can come and hang out and be part of our day.

They must have access to THEIR...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Meeko
Exactly...why pay for a useless background check...

Exactly...why pay for a useless background check that won't even be back before they left?!!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Meeko
In Utah, anyone who stays over two weeks is...

In Utah, anyone who stays over two weeks is supposed to have a background check. When my parents come visit from England they stay 4-6 weeks. The situation is silly when it comes to them and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By Meeko
In Utah, licensing can only inspect if you have...

In Utah, licensing can only inspect if you have kids in care. They prefer you let them know when you will be closed, but it's not required. No kids. No inspection.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By Meeko
State Math....

I have a sweet young DCM who's tuition has been paid in full by the state. Her divorce is now final and the dad has been ordered to pay half of the daycare costs.

I have a one contract per child...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-04-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By Meeko
I have used one for years. My husband still does...

I have used one for years. My husband still does all the book keeping on the computer, but I still fill in all attendance and all payments in my calendar keeper. Receipts in the back envelope and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By Meeko
Thanks! My favorite thing in the entry is the...

Thanks! My favorite thing in the entry is the pot holding the pens. You can't see in the photo, but on the pot is written "Ashes of problem clients":lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By Meeko
I'm fortunate that my daycare is in the basement...

I'm fortunate that my daycare is in the basement with a separate entrance. Family and friends enter upstairs. But your post reminded me of what a provider did many years ago when we lived in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By Meeko
We are required to post our daycare license, city...

We are required to post our daycare license, city business license, daily activity plan, weekly menus, food program poster and more. I did away with "office" like boards and put most of them in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By Meeko
I am licensed for 16 kids at any given time. We...

I am licensed for 16 kids at any given time. We have 18 on the books as some share a spot.

It is too much for me to buy 18 gifts for the kids...18 gifts for the parents...18 gifts for kids to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,094
Posted By Meeko
I keep a sharpie on the diaper changing shelves. ...

I keep a sharpie on the diaper changing shelves. When I change a diaper and notice we are getting low, I grab the sharpie right then and there and write "more please!" across the front of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,300
Posted By Meeko
Kids see things so differently. Child gets...

Kids see things so differently.

Child gets pulled from daycare after Jimmy tells his mother that Miss Provider hit Bertie really hard and made him cry. Sounded awful and mom pulled straight away...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,094
Posted By Meeko
I have a strict "no diaper bag" rule. The kids...

I have a strict "no diaper bag" rule. The kids all have a cubby. In that cubby goes a change of clothing.

I have shelves above my changing table and when each child gets down to about 6 diapers,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By Meeko
Make a big deal of the kids NOT doing it. ...

Make a big deal of the kids NOT doing it. Completely ignore Miss Pottymouth.

"Well, lunch is over. Thank you soooo much Billy and Sue for being polite and not using potty words. How big and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,238
Posted By Meeko
I don't give OTC meds. If a child is ill enough...

I don't give OTC meds. If a child is ill enough and cranky enough to need it....then they need to be at home. Period. Parents would be called for pick up. I call even if it's 5 minutes before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,526
Posted By Meeko
reminds me of a video I saw on You Tube a while...

reminds me of a video I saw on You Tube a while back. A couple had their tree on a platform on casters. It rolled away into a big closet. Took about 30 seconds to get it out again and plug it in!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2017, 12:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,370
Posted By Meeko
I don't allow it. I cannot give the children my...

I don't allow it. I cannot give the children my full attention (which I am being paid for) if I am also monitoring a visiting parent. Current clients are not paying for me to play hostess and allow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,359
Posted By Meeko
She's counting the diapers???! I'd kick...

She's counting the diapers???!

I'd kick her to the curb. She is calling you a liar. If she doesn't trust you, she needs to find other care.

The rash could be caused by a number of things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,526
Posted By Meeko
Our tree isn't where the little ones have direct...

Our tree isn't where the little ones have direct access, and so I don't block it... but I have a provider friend who bought PET gates (shorter) and wrapped Christmas fabric around them. Looked like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,805
Posted By Meeko
I have one of those "tones" too........be proud!!...

I have one of those "tones" too........be proud!! :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,692
Posted By Meeko
My contract states Christmas Eve and Christmas...

My contract states Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are paid holidays. It also states that if a holiday is on a weekend, another day will taken.

This year I will be closed 25th and 26th(paid) and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,337
Posted By Meeko
My kids LOVE it! We have done it for a number of...

My kids LOVE it! We have done it for a number of years now.

We read the book right after Thanksgiving and talk about it. Our elf is called Flick. We watch the Elf on the Shelf video too, color...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,526
Posted By Meeko
Ah...the fun of "Pink Puke Day".......

Ah...the fun of "Pink Puke Day".......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,754
Posted By Meeko
We once had a negative report that ended up with...

We once had a negative report that ended up with us laughing.

The guy left a comment saying our daycare was dark and dank and un-inviting. Of course he's never stepped foot in the place.

The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,195
Posted By Meeko
Blackcat is one of the most fair and level headed...

Blackcat is one of the most fair and level headed women ever.
If she's ever ticked....it's for VERY good reason.:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,997
Posted By Meeko
Notes home just become floor liner for their...

Notes home just become floor liner for their cars.

After sending home a few trees worth of paper that didn't get a glance...I stopped. Luckily, our licensing regs don't require it.

If a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,030
Posted By Meeko
I loathe hearing parents using the words...

I loathe hearing parents using the words "Sorry...but he/she INSISTED".

This can be over a toy, food, their clothing for the day etc etc.....

Even though they KNOW the rules, they seem...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,793
Posted By Meeko
I once taught pre-school at a local center. I...

I once taught pre-school at a local center. I had a three year old who came every morning with a paci in her mouth. Mom and Dad swore she couldn't possibly live without it. As soon as they left, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,510
Posted By Meeko
I started as a provider on a USAF base. My...

I started as a provider on a USAF base. My contract paperwork was up to me, but they required I had a full power of attorney, signed by the base judge for every child in my care. This was so that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,946
Posted By Meeko
I stalk everyone LOL! It has many times helped...

I stalk everyone LOL! It has many times helped me understand a situation. Once had a licensor that was very "sharp". I found out she was dealing with some VERY hard problems at home and made me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,578
Posted By Meeko
Pretty good today, but I did get this a few years...

Pretty good today, but I did get this a few years back...

DCB 1: I'm happy!!!

DCB 2: Me too!!!

DCB 1: (bursting into tears) No!!! Just ME!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,946
Posted By Meeko
I must stop complaining and count my blessings...

I must stop complaining and count my blessings being in Utah. While not perfect, they have changed a LOT over the past years. We can now digitally send all paperwork and actually SEE it in our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,162
Posted By Meeko
I have a few that pay monthly. Payment is due on...

I have a few that pay monthly. Payment is due on the last Friday of the month in advance for the following month.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,357
Posted By Meeko
Depends on the state. here in Utah, the rule is...

Depends on the state. here in Utah, the rule is you must live where your daycare is. However, I know several people have got variances and run their daycare from a converted building on their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By Meeko
I made my sheets for my mini cribs. I made them...

I made my sheets for my mini cribs. I made them to fit like pillow shams do, with a fold over flap. No zippers or velcro etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,685
Posted By Meeko
I had this exact one a few years back. It worked...

I had this exact one a few years back. It worked well for some kids, not others. The panels slide together easily and so it doesn't take up much room when down.

The downside to it.... one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,644
Posted By Meeko
Call licensing and report. If something similar...

Call licensing and report. If something similar happens here in Utah, they "stake out" the home and video children arriving. The provider can't argue when there is video of 15 kids arriving and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,839
Posted By Meeko
Amen to this! I would terminate for this. ...

Amen to this!

I would terminate for this. If they had discussed with you, that's one thing. But threatening you? Not exactly a good way to start a business relationship and I would tell her so.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,417
Posted By Meeko
I am always happy to tell parents my rates. I...

I am always happy to tell parents my rates. I would personally hate to shop for something and not know the price until I got to the checkout, as it were.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,240
Posted By Meeko
I would have been done with the questions about...

I would have been done with the questions about your husband. What is she implying or worried about?

Nothing offends me more than people who look into HOME daycare and then act like any male...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,839
Posted By Meeko
Some parents don't understand the difference...

Some parents don't understand the difference between a center and a home provider either.

Centers must have wheelchair access etc. Not so for home providers. Home providers get to choose who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,702
Posted By Meeko
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,182
Posted By Meeko
I personally detest peanut butter, but the rest...

I personally detest peanut butter, but the rest of my family are addicted to it. Peanut butter, peanuts in cans, peanut butter candy, peanut butter cookies, peanut butter cereal etc etc etc.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,839
Posted By Meeko
Check your state regs. It is 100% up to me (in...

Check your state regs. It is 100% up to me (in Utah) if I take children who are not vaccinated. I just tell people on the phone before I even interview that I do not take un-vaccinated children.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,067
Posted By Meeko
Second family were AWESOME! They start Monday! ...

Second family were AWESOME! They start Monday! Glad my evening wasn't a complete waste!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,067
Posted By Meeko
Next!!!!

I had two interviews set up for this evening. One at 6:30 and one at 7:30.

I was in the bathroom when I heard a knock on the door....at 6:10. Strike one.

She said "I know I'm early...that's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By Meeko
I tell all parents that want a place that I am...

I tell all parents that want a place that I am interviewing with several families for the same spot and that I will let them know by such-and-such date when I decide which child to take. That way,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,311
Posted By Meeko
Smart, but casual. I always wear makeup and fix...

Smart, but casual. I always wear makeup and fix my hair. Pay no attention to my avatar...that's just how I FEEL most days!

I am a firm believer in being comfortable...but also dressing as a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,747
Posted By Meeko
I wouldn't trust Kidkare with anything! They...

I wouldn't trust Kidkare with anything! They still have endless problems with just the food program side of things. I would never, ever trust them with money related stuff.

I love Venmo. Free...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,074
Posted By Meeko
I have had children in care who ARE..truly.......

I have had children in care who ARE..truly.... ADHD.

I have had far more children in care who according to their parents are ADHD and yet behave perfectly well for me. It's just easier for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By Meeko
We will see 89.2% Excited! I remember being a...

We will see 89.2% Excited! I remember being a child in England and seeing one while at school. Fun!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2017, 05:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 828
Posted By Meeko
This exactly. We have 16 kids. I can't possibly...

This exactly. We have 16 kids. I can't possibly go to all of the parties (and don't want to).

I just tell the parents that I cannot possibly go to all the parties, so I don't go to any in order...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,324
Posted By Meeko
Very strict. I don't work even one minute for...

Very strict. I don't work even one minute for free.
I have never had an early drop off problem....but late pick up became a problem even with a dollar a minute fee. Some parents obviously thought...
Forum: Curriculum 07-06-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,822
Posted By Meeko
I have a lateral file cabinet in the playroom. ...

I have a lateral file cabinet in the playroom. It desperately needs tidied up...don't judge me!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,147
Posted By Meeko
CPS may not come out, but the police will if you...

CPS may not come out, but the police will if you tell them you have an abandoned child that the mother refuses to pick up. I had a provider friend do it once.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,809
Posted By Meeko
Whenever a parent asks for special, I find it...

Whenever a parent asks for special, I find it often helps to remind them that this is GROUP daycare. What I do for one, I should do for all. So I ask them to think about what they are asking me to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By Meeko
How about shelves placed at kid height for space...

How about shelves placed at kid height for space saving tables? I am seriously thinking about doing this in my playroom.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By Meeko
I made my own "sheets" I made covers that go on...

I made my own "sheets" I made covers that go on like a pillow sham and cover the mattress completely.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By Meeko
I use mini cribs too for the same reason. I also...

I use mini cribs too for the same reason. I also got tired of little fingers poking holes in the PNP mesh
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By Meeko
PNP...but in a place where he can see and hear...

PNP...but in a place where he can see and hear the other kids getting praised/rewarded for arriving so nicely.... Go overboard on the high-fives and comments about how proud you are etc. He'll soon...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By Meeko
I have type 2. Been licensed for eons.

I have type 2. Been licensed for eons.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By Meeko
Something tells me this is a joke. Haunted...

Something tells me this is a joke. Haunted house, remote Scottish Highlands, five previous nannies?? Sounds like a script for a horror movie! I guess it's possible, but it sounds a bit fishy to me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By Meeko
I adore my food program, but I have heard horror...

I adore my food program, but I have heard horror stories from other providers who use different ones. Evidently, it is pretty easy to set up as a food program. I've heard wild stories of awful...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,226
Posted By Meeko
As much water as they want. But must be in the...

As much water as they want. But must be in the kitchen only and from an open cup. No sippies.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2017, 05:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,037
Posted By Meeko
What about your fiance? Could it be arranged for...

What about your fiance? Could it be arranged for him to be there and give him "the evil eye"? Stand with his arm around you etc. Would he be willing to tell the guy that you have requested he not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2017, 04:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By Meeko
I think it depends on area demand. I live in a...

I think it depends on area demand. I live in a county with two large universities full of young couples with small children. There are more kids than daycare places available. If I lose a child, a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,037
Posted By Meeko
Could he be divorced because his ex felt...

Could he be divorced because his ex felt smothered?!!!!

Nip this in the bud asap, but be careful just in case he doesn't take rejection well.

I'm going to guess that he is just a lonely guy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By Meeko
It is considered kidnapping to keep a child from...

It is considered kidnapping to keep a child from their parent here in Utah unless you have proper documentation.

I make sure parents know that unless I have a certified copy of a court order...
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