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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5,705
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,182
Posted By daycarediva
Agreed. We actually did the opposite. Parents...

Agreed. We actually did the opposite. Parents practicing social distancing and working from home were encouraged to stay in attendance. Those NOT practicing social distancing and on the 'front...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 229
Posted By daycarediva
1. We haven't lost employment 2. We are in a...

1. We haven't lost employment
2. We are in a position to help others.
3. My kids are excelling at home schooling and have decided they're never going back.
4. I like parents not coming in/out....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 22,067
Posted By daycarediva
Speaking with the local department of health...

Speaking with the local department of health agent this week after I had to chase them down to notify them of possible spread. This is NOT 'the flu' it is a viral pneumonia.

She said that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 241
Posted By daycarediva
Outlander, book 6. I'm going to grab...

Outlander, book 6.

I'm going to grab Stephen King's early release, too.

Reading is my stress reliever for sure!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,003
Posted By daycarediva
I am remaining open. Parents who are...

I am remaining open.

Parents who are quarantined or decided to NOT have their child attend had two options.

-Terminate contract, pay final tuition bill
-Pay 1/2 rate for the duration of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By daycarediva
This.

This.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By daycarediva
I wouldn't ethically charge if I wasn't available...

I wouldn't ethically charge if I wasn't available to provide care.

If I was and they opted not to come, I would charge full rate.

New handbook amendment- pandemic. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By daycarediva
Very normal!

Very normal!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5,705
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,182
Posted By daycarediva
My kiddo has had repeated ear infections/tubes...

My kiddo has had repeated ear infections/tubes once, ALWAYS stuffed up, did all age appropriate allergy testing and is on Claritin daily, had tonsils removed.

Today the floor was messy after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By daycarediva
4 week notice, ONLY if my schedule allows. I...

4 week notice, ONLY if my schedule allows. I won't fill a FT space with a PT kid, so to get a PT space your schedule would have to completely match with another PT schedule. There is also no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By daycarediva
other physical activity, heavy lifting, sensory...

other physical activity, heavy lifting, sensory activities, dance breaks, strategically placing furniture to avoid "straight areas" to run in, getting outside regardless of weather, even if it's just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 455
Posted By daycarediva
I would get a HIPPA form and mail it along with...

I would get a HIPPA form and mail it along with the forms to the pediatrician with a self addressed stamped envelope.

I would NOT take dcb without forms and meds.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5,705
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,182
Posted By daycarediva
I change them out and put them back in before...

I change them out and put them back in before sending them home. NOOOOO. Cute is for weekends and Mom time.



JUST emailed my licensing rep asking when this becomes neglect. 4 yo. Here 2 years...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By daycarediva
I found baskets at the dollar store, getting one...

I found baskets at the dollar store, getting one for the small kids in my family to decorate before the egg hunt. Foam stickers, fake flowers, ribbons, stampers.

egg hunt (we are doing glow in...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 03-04-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By daycarediva
I find hungry can equal boredom or thirst in...

I find hungry can equal boredom or thirst in older children.

They wash hands and get a GIANT bottle of ice water when they come in the door. They always GUZZLE it.

We give them the same snack...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By daycarediva
ASD mom here. Yes. They are THAT long. To...

ASD mom here.

Yes. They are THAT long. To get the eval took us 8 months in 2002, now it's over a year for the eval. Then 6-12 months for services. It's even more serious (and dangerously slow)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By daycarediva
we just invert our heavy duty plastic gloves over...

we just invert our heavy duty plastic gloves over the diapers, one from each 'end' and it seals it pretty well without adding additional plastic waste. They go into a lidded wastebasket in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,192
Posted By daycarediva
What's terrible? OP said child obviously NEEDS a...

What's terrible? OP said child obviously NEEDS a nap. She could be cited by licensing for withholding basic needs.

It's state mandated here. All children not enrolled in FT school/K or higher are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,162
Views: 234,487
Posted By daycarediva
YES! I now have a FEE attached to my wait...

YES!

I now have a FEE attached to my wait list. It's small, but it shows serious intent and I will refund within a year of anticipated enrollment date (childs age+expected opening=date I set)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By daycarediva
Required licensing supplies- gates, window guards...

Required licensing supplies- gates, window guards if needed, smoke detectors, CO detectors, background checks, changing pads, nap mats, etc.

Laptop and printer- office supplies are a definite...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By daycarediva
UGH, definitely disagree with this. We just got...

UGH, definitely disagree with this. We just got them to stop allowing this to be reimburseable. Child cares are feeding most children, what 80% of their meals? We can leave desserts/junk for home....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By daycarediva
Are the parents aware of the behavior? Have...

Are the parents aware of the behavior?

Have a conference. Make sure it's written out (just facts, no emotion) and let them know that if there is no improvement in X time period that by X date,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By daycarediva
I have a disabled adult child. Where are this...

I have a disabled adult child. Where are this child's parents/caregivers during this time?

Speak to the individual, set boundaries. Put up a sign on the fence, if needed (visuals help).

Speak...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By daycarediva
Could be dyslexia/some form of that. Does he...

Could be dyslexia/some form of that. Does he recognize numbers? Shapes?

I would recommend an eval before he starts K.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-05-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,156
Posted By daycarediva
Is he a troll? Because ohhh my. You listed...

Is he a troll? Because ohhh my.

You listed many options. Centers, in-home care, YMCA.

If you disagree with the contract/handbook, DO NOT SIGN IT and enroll elsewhere. It really IS that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By daycarediva
I am thinking something along the lines of ASD....

I am thinking something along the lines of ASD. As the only other child I have had with that much unfounded rage was my own child with ASD.
Other indicators-
very sensory avoidant, he even gets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By daycarediva
Tantrum Advice

New 2yo.

EPIC tantrums. Over very, very, minor things. Eg. someone is standing too close to him, I scoot his chair over an inch, his mom takes off his coat, I put his coat on to go outside, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By daycarediva
Nope. Don't question her. Don't try to figure it...

Nope. Don't question her. Don't try to figure it out.

It is the SUSPICION that we must act on, not concrete evidence.

From what you described, I would have already called.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By daycarediva
The storm door one drove me nuts, so dh cut a...

The storm door one drove me nuts, so dh cut a hole in our wall :eek: and made a nice one with both a closing seal and a plastic flap. It's got an barn door style 'gate' that slides in out/locks. It's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By daycarediva
Juice and Diarrhea

Anyone else have to explain this to parents?

I'm just sending them home regularly now. One 2 1/2 year old had two blow outs so far this week. 18 month old had 1 and a very close call I sent home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By daycarediva
I had one like this and she was a late-r walker....

I had one like this and she was a late-r walker. (17 months) at 2 1/2 she still cannot do stairs well, climb and is generally unsteady. Cognitively, she's got great speech and excels in other areas...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,841
Posted By daycarediva
Base rate is listed on my website. It's the...

Base rate is listed on my website. It's the lowest full time care can possibly BE, 'rates starting at....'. Weeds out the insane amount of people looking for the cheapest rates.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By daycarediva
I have a substitute now, but before I had her, I...

I have a substitute now, but before I had her, I did feel somewhat bad for SOME families for taking time off.

I would close 1/2 days for any possible appointments (or ideally, early appointment,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By daycarediva
ALWAYS include a place name if you can! Makes it...

ALWAYS include a place name if you can! Makes it easier to market!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,607
Posted By daycarediva
I am willing to work with parents in my program...

I am willing to work with parents in my program as well. WITH that said, if their child is one of the 1. youngest in my program and 2. naps long and hard, we know she needs it. We spend a great deal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,422
Posted By daycarediva
amen here! I have one teacher kid with super...

amen here!

I have one teacher kid with super short hours (9-3) but Dad goes in to work late/drops off late. Mom is at the HS and gets out early to pick up. On the rare occasion mom has to stay at...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-16-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By daycarediva
Addition

Could use some advice Tom!

We are putting an addition on to our house. It will be partially for DC use. The entire addition is 24,995, construction is 13500, and we have to have the gas company do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,080
Posted By daycarediva
We should make a list of who it includes and as...

We should make a list of who it includes and as names as 'stupid is proven'. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5,705
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,182
Posted By daycarediva
agreed! I had a child at an interview incapable...

agreed! I had a child at an interview incapable of putting marks on paper with a crayon. At 4. But I learned all about a youtube show called Ryan's World. His parents thought he was so smart that he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,080
Posted By daycarediva
AMEN. It's eerily similar to the hoops...

AMEN.

It's eerily similar to the hoops special needs parents must jump through to obtain services the child is eligible for.

1. You must have Medicaid/free state health insurance to receive...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,080
Posted By daycarediva
I heard the same at a provider conference over...

I heard the same at a provider conference over summer. How we need to improve quality, and recruit more childcare providers.

Of course in the very next segment, they had a state representative...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,422
Posted By daycarediva
^ this right here. I have half of my 16 kids as...

^ this right here. I have half of my 16 kids as teacher clients. About half of those 8 have 3:30 contracted pick ups, the other half are 5pm and they WILL go shopping/errands, one even admits to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 952
Posted By daycarediva
It sounds like it is just not a good fit. ...

It sounds like it is just not a good fit.

Is she sensory seeking? Can you have her do heavy lifting work, use a lightly weighted blanket, high chair or booster for meals (heck even stories as we...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-10-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By daycarediva
agreed here! They also most likely will not...

agreed here!

They also most likely will not terminate the teachers under investigation, and if what they're saying is accurate, there is no way they should be working in ECE.

Yes, 3yo's make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By daycarediva
we serve family style and the children chose what...

we serve family style and the children chose what to put on their plates or not. I never throw veggies away. Leftover veggies go to the kids who actually eat them (or me!)

We offer seconds of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 688
Posted By daycarediva
I do NOT lower my rates. They are based on...

I do NOT lower my rates. They are based on enrollment, not attendance.

If anything, I would tell her that if you do decide to review rates, you will probably have to raise them to accommodate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By daycarediva
Can DS adults legally make their own choices? ...

Can DS adults legally make their own choices?

I have a disabled (not DS) adult child and we have guardianship. He cannot legally make any decisions. If he can't consent to a vaccine or physical,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 787
Posted By daycarediva
I supply everything but clothing. Clothing...

I supply everything but clothing.

Clothing that I wash and place back in cubbies.

name it, it's mine. Diapers, wipes, gloves, nap items, cups, sunscreen, diaper cream.

No more hiccups,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5,705
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,182
Posted By daycarediva
yup. It used to be common to have kids stay home...

yup. It used to be common to have kids stay home for maternity leaves, but now they don't. It used to be common for family vacations but now it's a parents vacation and the kiddo gets dumped with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By daycarediva
Nope. Pay, or get a late fee/refusal of...

Nope.

Pay, or get a late fee/refusal of services. Mine are due Friday for the upcoming week, and no pay=no stay.

Their sign in isn't on the sheet and has to be added if they attempt to drop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By daycarediva
In NY we are fingerprinted and background...

In NY we are fingerprinted and background checked, and recently that will become even more strict/extensive. Our entire family age 18+ is also put through the same process.

BUT, there are ways to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,131
Posted By daycarediva
Maybe OP should petition the state of Washington...

Maybe OP should petition the state of Washington to increase ratios based on the education of the staff. Teachers with masters degrees are capable of caring for more children than those without,...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-27-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By daycarediva
NYS never changed the law from 8 to 6. That is...

NYS never changed the law from 8 to 6. That is false. You must have adequate space.

License exempt 2 or fewer daycare children OR you operate for 3 or fewer hours per day
Registered 8 daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,749
Posted By daycarediva
1. parents. How oblivious, downright rude and...

1. parents. How oblivious, downright rude and obnoxious they CAN be. Eg. 2am 'child is sick' text. SERIOUSLY!? The lies omg the lies.

2. Kids- noooo respect. See ^. No model for respect. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By daycarediva
There is a reason red-shirting children have...

There is a reason red-shirting children have benefits. Our cutoff is 11/30, and I have kids with May birthdays staying on an additional year (will start K at 6).

Keep in mind, kindergarten is the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,008
Posted By daycarediva
a pencil case is a brilliant idea! TB, TP and a...

a pencil case is a brilliant idea! TB, TP and a name on the front. Viola!

I don't anymore, but only like 2 of them come with their teeth brushed, and it will probably be in the regs soon, I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By daycarediva
same, had to re-read it! YES! ...

same, had to re-read it!



YES!

This practice wouldn't fly with licensing here. We have specific potty chair sanitization rules, as well as location, and handwashing following it has to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By daycarediva
YUP! and if you don't have a cut off policy,...

YUP!

and if you don't have a cut off policy, do you have a participation policy? as soon as dcd said he wouldn't nap I would have said "Ok if he doesn't I'll give you a call to come get him!"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By daycarediva
Yup. It's completely retraining them. Bring...

Yup. It's completely retraining them. Bring treats!

We had to do the same when we moved and dh picked the weirdest spot for it and I hate it, and now we have two spots because the baby doesn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By daycarediva
I carry a switchblade/pocket knife that is...

I carry

a switchblade/pocket knife that is ALWAYS in my front right pocket.

an ultrasonic sound remote thingy (worked on a coyote once)

pepper spray (clipped on my keys)


Never leave...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 29,077
Posted By daycarediva
I would 1. tell him at drop off what you expect...

I would 1. tell him at drop off what you expect to happen at pick up. 2. remind him of that conversation when you arrive 3. have a consequence for NOT listening 4. give him choices

"Do you want to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-13-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,184
Posted By daycarediva
exactly. She also cannot legally charge you...

exactly.

She also cannot legally charge you for vacation and enforce it without a signed contract and policy. What you have now is a verbal agreement, and it's essentially he said/she said as to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By daycarediva
I get a LOT of part time clients. I charge...

I get a LOT of part time clients.

I charge more per day for them, all of my clients have different rates. My LOWEST daily rates are for FT M-F kids with a late drop off and an early/before 4pm...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-11-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,184
Posted By daycarediva
Typically you agree on policies and have a copy...

Typically you agree on policies and have a copy before enrolling.

Do you have a contract? What (if anything) did you sign?

Are you sure she's licensed?

My state requires us to have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,453
Posted By daycarediva
This. I am soooo sick of 'drug addiction is a...

This. I am soooo sick of 'drug addiction is a disease' mentality. Drugs have destroyed my family (not immediate, extended). Why? Choice. You don't just wake up addited to heroin, you KNEW the risks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By daycarediva
YEP! Not looking forward to the Thursday after...

YEP! Not looking forward to the Thursday after Christmas at ALL.

Every Monday and Tuesday it's 'retraining' all the bad habits. From the youngest toddler with the bottle at naps to the oldest...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-05-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By daycarediva
Good question! I have a separate DC...

Good question!

I have a separate DC entrance. I decorate the porch and entryway seasonally. I was going to deduct it 100%. I'm assuming if it's shared usage it would be T/S.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5,705
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,182
Posted By daycarediva
INSANE! I don't cajole, bribe, reward,...

INSANE!

I don't cajole, bribe, reward, shame, etc for ANYTHING. Parents just :eek: when I refuse. But a party? Nope. I would be busy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By daycarediva
Can you put them in high chairs with breakfast or...

Can you put them in high chairs with breakfast or an early morning snack?

I have a similar issue and the only solution I have found is food for the 'baby', and putting her up, until everyone is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 929
Posted By daycarediva
THICK. 1/2" or so. I also add some white glue to...

THICK. 1/2" or so. I also add some white glue to mine.

This year I bought specific colored air dry model magic. Easy peasy. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 29,077
Posted By daycarediva
I have a BA in ECE, and am one class shy of my...

I have a BA in ECE, and am one class shy of my masters. What degrees do you hold or experience do you have SPECIFICALLY within child care?

I have 20+ years as a parent, degrees, certifications,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By daycarediva
Why is he being allowed to participate with the...

Why is he being allowed to participate with the big kids even though he isn't acting it?

I have two groups. 3 & under, not potty trained, and 3 & up, fully potty trained (COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By daycarediva
Ahh 2's. Language and helping them verbalize...

Ahh 2's. Language and helping them verbalize helps, imo.

"You are angry. I see your face. You wanted more rice. You LIKED the rice. Rice is yummy. But our rice is all gone now. We can have apples...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By daycarediva
I have a 35 weeker (my own DS) and they do not do...

I have a 35 weeker (my own DS) and they do not do adjusted ages for anything beyond 34 weeks. This was even despite his NICU stay.

Is he behind in any other areas? Obviously not tongue tied? If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,735
Posted By daycarediva
Maybe she just feels she needs more affirmation?...

Maybe she just feels she needs more affirmation? I would offer more GENUINE compliments throughout the day. “I like how nice you are to Sally.” “You’re working hard on that.” I have a DCG who needs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By daycarediva
I’ll take it a step further- why bother having...

I’ll take it a step further- why bother having them? For Instagram worthy family photo shoots? Most of my dck’s are lucky to get 10 hours of parent time M-F. Then weekend sitters, evening activities,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,027
Posted By daycarediva
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,930
Posted By daycarediva
Yep. We had to rehash the “spot is based on...

Yep. We had to rehash the “spot is based on enrollment” conversation. He even said he knew it wasn’t cashed. :rolleyes:

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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,930
Posted By daycarediva
Well, gee. :rolleyes: Anyway, this is a...

Well, gee. :rolleyes:

Anyway, this is a family with known issues. It was a rough start, trying to get away with things. Eg. They started paying cash, but there were discrepancies with their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,930
Posted By daycarediva
I called the bank and they said 6 months. I...

I called the bank and they said 6 months. I deposited it (mobile) and it cleared.

I'll be honest, I will be double checking my business accounts now. I use my business CC and EVERYTHING goes on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,930
Posted By daycarediva
Isn't it too late to cash it now? Otherwise I...

Isn't it too late to cash it now? Otherwise I already would have done so.

I marked it as paid, but never put it in. I'm typically meticulous about it, but this wasn't even in the right folder for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 957
Posted By daycarediva
I would just give him his water/milk or start...

I would just give him his water/milk or start with a veggie 'appetizer'.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,930
Posted By daycarediva
Never Cashed the Check...

Let it go or call out daycare parents for it?

I make 12 deposits per week and I missed putting one in. It was in JUNE and I just caught it (putting quarterly tax stuff together).

No small...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By daycarediva
Even with the child there or even IN/OUT it's...

Even with the child there or even IN/OUT it's still exposure.

OP, your child is already exposed as the virus is present well before symptoms. I would keep him/her home just to be on the safe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By daycarediva
I ALWAYS call their bluff. As soon as she raised...

I ALWAYS call their bluff. As soon as she raised her voice to me I would have asked her if this was her giving me notice.

I only want families who WANT to be here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,238
Posted By daycarediva
NEAT!!! It would honestly annoy the heck...

NEAT!!!


It would honestly annoy the heck out of me, too. To be 100% honest, it would depend how much I liked the family. Good family, probably wouldn't say anything. Late pick ups/early drop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By daycarediva
https://share.upmc.com/2015/05/how-to-tell-if-your...

https://share.upmc.com/2015/05/how-to-tell-if-your-child-has-pica/

sounds like PICA to me.

My cousin's kid was anemic and they treated it with iron and play therapy/mild aversion therapy. He's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,067
Posted By daycarediva
SAME HERE! I use a good thick coat of butt paste...

SAME HERE! I use a good thick coat of butt paste or high zinc desitin EVERY change. Of course, these two are my chronic poopers. So I'm sure the parents just don't catch it as fast as we do.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,067
Posted By daycarediva
I have two like this and they always have a rash,...

I have two like this and they always have a rash, too!!! I feel like a monster. DRINK YOUR WATER. all day long. I get the rash clear, they go home, boom, rash. :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,062
Posted By daycarediva
I agree with this, BUT, this DCM WILL change...

I agree with this, BUT, this DCM WILL change those hours to as many as she thinks you will allow the second she can.

I enrolled an infant years ago at 60 hours a week because mom worked FT and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By daycarediva
Two. Unrelated. One was a dc child another was a...

Two. Unrelated. One was a dc child another was a cousin's child.

One in dc ended up being abused/neglected at home and would eat EVERYTHING here to fill up. After learning what I did about her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,051
Posted By daycarediva
OH MY GOD that is A LOT of changes for a little...

OH MY GOD that is A LOT of changes for a little person to adjust to. Add in the fact that is a 12 hour day for him with sisters sports/activities, *I* wouldn't want to leave home after that.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 04:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,051
Posted By daycarediva
1. I could not IMAGINE having this conversation...

1. I could not IMAGINE having this conversation 10 years ago. Dcp's are WAYYYY too concerned today.

2. It sounds like he is tired and/or attention seeking. Maybe suggest to parents that they ask...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By daycarediva
My co sleeping 22mo still needs a morning nap...

My co sleeping 22mo still needs a morning nap because she does NOT sleep unless Mom does and mom isn't sleeping 7-7. :ouch:

I would forget about what parents do and do what works at my house. If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By daycarediva
I am definitely a more authoritative parent in...

I am definitely a more authoritative parent in general. My kids get in on the meal planning and menu prep. I have one with sensory issues, and although we DO eat pizza once a week for him, we make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Posted By daycarediva
I say the same thing!!! :lol:

I say the same thing!!! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,491
Posted By daycarediva
My dcg, too! Is that an ACTUAL diagnosis? I...

My dcg, too!

Is that an ACTUAL diagnosis? I googled and couldn't come up with anything relating to a legitimate dx.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,491
Posted By daycarediva
AND child has asthma, which I have read can be...

AND child has asthma, which I have read can be caused by milk allergies. She consumes a LOT of dairy.



:lol: We changed 13 yesterday. My diaper genie was full! :eek: All but ONE were from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By daycarediva
and his reply should have been "Well you should...

and his reply should have been "Well you should have paid your bills on time!" :rolleyes:

WHY people?! Isn't there shame anymore?

Glad they paid, though!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By daycarediva
Sounds similar to my 2yo dcg. She just stares...

Sounds similar to my 2yo dcg. She just stares blankly and repeats what is read in a monotone. She understands, because she can follow PREFERRED directions like nobody's business though. :ouch:
...
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