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Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas Today, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 71
Posted By storybookending
Pizza for sure. Spaghetti is always gobbled up....

Pizza for sure. Spaghetti is always gobbled up. They love corn on the cob, they also think they are cool when we have corn dogs bc of the stick.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By storybookending
I used to work as a nanny. One year when the...

I used to work as a nanny. One year when the youngest child of my nanny family was about 1.5 I gave her a cozy coupe car for Christmas. They moved when the child was 4 and since she was their last...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas Yesterday, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By storybookending
tried the thin strips and ranch and it’s still a...

tried the thin strips and ranch and it’s still a no go with this current group. they eat just about everything else so I shouldn’t complain!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By storybookending
My niece that doesn’t attend daycare here has one...

My niece that doesn’t attend daycare here has one of the pacifier clip ones. I never thought to use it with an older kid. My soon to be 2 year old was going through a biting thing maybe a month ago....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By storybookending
Most job applications have a space to write the...

Most job applications have a space to write the duration of the time you spent employed at each place. I would just add that management changed and list the name of your supervisor and mention again...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By storybookending
Is this outside or somewhere where he needs his...

Is this outside or somewhere where he needs his hand held for safety? If so you could use one of those backpack leashes. If not he probably just wants his independence and if so just let him walk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 415
Posted By storybookending
I had an opening at the end of January and did a...

I had an opening at the end of January and did a phone interview with a family. We ended up setting a time for an actual interview but after I hung up the phone I had a horrible feeling about them....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By storybookending
We have a book called Manners Mashup it is a SA...

We have a book called Manners Mashup it is a SA book but I adapt the words on some of the pages to better fit my group. There is a two page spread on each area “school bus” ”classroom” “cafeteria”...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By storybookending
Any girl that I’ve met that age loves fuse beads...

Any girl that I’ve met that age loves fuse beads and can stay occupied for hours. When I worked at a school aged summer camp they were by far the most used toy/craft item among the 5-9 year old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By storybookending
They leave comments as well. I’ve only ever...

They leave comments as well. I’ve only ever bumped it a couple of times and noticed soon enough to delete the comment.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By storybookending
I am super picky about they kind of “art” I am...

I am super picky about they kind of “art” I am going to allow on my walls as when the daycare kids are gone this is my living space and I don’t want to feel like I live in a daycare. My daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By storybookending
Someone near me is selling these snowshoes. When...

Someone near me is selling these snowshoes. When I click the post to see more information all of these “quick add” blue bubbles pop up and if you bump one it automatically posts it. I see at least a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 935
Posted By storybookending
Can you write down everything you said to her...

Can you write down everything you said to her exactly so I can do exactly as you did? Never having another teacher call me for daycare again sounds like a dream :lol:

I know it works for some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By storybookending
Did the person mean to ask that? I know in those...

Did the person mean to ask that? I know in those Facebook groups they have “quick add” questions .. “is this still available” “is the price negotiable” etc and they are so easy to click on accident....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By storybookending
Thanks! Thinking of replicating with 1-3 pictures...

Thanks! Thinking of replicating with 1-3 pictures and on the other sides of the cubes maybe sayings like “chip off the old block” “happy mother’s/father’s day” “I love you” “2018” maybe a big heart?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By storybookending
Do you have pictures of what these look like...

Do you have pictures of what these look like finished? If you do would you mind PM’ing then to me? I’m trying to bank ideas for future years until I have enough to get a good rotation.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 935
Posted By storybookending
By definition “millennials” are between the ages...

By definition “millennials” are between the ages of 22 and 37 which technically is all of my parents. I’m going to assume you mean the “20 somethings”. So far I’ve found that the younger parents are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By storybookending
I did 4 pictures of each child holding the...

I did 4 pictures of each child holding the letters D A D and a heart. I mod podged them to tiles like a previous poster said to make coasters. I am also going to do a resin layer sometime this week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 657
Posted By storybookending
I am glad that it went relatively smooth for you...

I am glad that it went relatively smooth for you and that you had a parent helper! Enjoy your summer off.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By storybookending
If you are worried about the financial hit and...

If you are worried about the financial hit and the child isn’t a problem there is nothing wrong with lining up a child of an age that you want first and then giving notice to the family of the 6...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 821
Posted By storybookending
I am with whoever said celery. My kids won’t...

I am with whoever said celery. My kids won’t touch it, even with raisins and peanut butter.. sucks bc it’s my favorite snack. I also gave up on chicken noodle soup and grapefruit.

I HATE the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By storybookending
Yeah we have to call (or email) our licensor too...

Yeah we have to call (or email) our licensor too but requiring a note for parents to sign is a new requirement for me. I don’t use a sub often (2-3 times a year only) and I just verbally tell the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By storybookending
Wow I didn’t know there were rules on things like...

Wow I didn’t know there were rules on things like this, makes sense but still crazy to me!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By storybookending
Do you need to say anything? If both of your...

Do you need to say anything? If both of your assistants are full time and know the children and families well and you are within ratio does it matter?

“Dear Parents:
Starting June X, 2018 I...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-30-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By storybookending
The Learning Tree

The Learning Tree
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 478
Posted By storybookending
I plan the menu for the upcoming week every...

I plan the menu for the upcoming week every Thursday morning and grocery shop every Thursday night. I used to do Fridays but I was feeling like you and just wanted to be done by the time 5:30 rolled...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By storybookending
I ran a school aged program for years. I will...

I ran a school aged program for years. I will never go back.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Posted By storybookending
I look at things like this his way. If I...

I look at things like this his way. If I unexpectedly had to close for an extended period of time and then was able to reopen I would for sure be reaching out to the families that I had enrolled to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By storybookending
All of these issues individually would probably...

All of these issues individually would probably be something that I would try hard to make work out. All of them from the same mom? Next!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 657
Posted By storybookending
We are just trying to help, it’s nice to get...

We are just trying to help, it’s nice to get advice from people who have been there done that. Some that may have possibly tried something like what you are attempting and just offering words of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 657
Posted By storybookending
The Montessori school by me all does matching...

The Montessori school by me all does matching shirts when they go anywhere so they can easily spot which kids are theirs in places where there are a bunch of other children.

I am assuming you are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By storybookending
Put him in a onesie until he can either use the...

Put him in a onesie until he can either use the bathroom with no accidents or understand that can cant just take off his pull up/diaper whenever he pleases.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,615
Posted By storybookending
We are supposed to here. I always do. If anything...

We are supposed to here. I always do. If anything happened to a child in my care I would be devastated. If it was something I could’ve prevented with a simple text and didn’t I couldn’t live with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By storybookending
I would also wait until the interviews are over...

I would also wait until the interviews are over this week. If you like another family better offer them the spot and tell them they have 24 hours to confirm if they want it and pay the holding fee....
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-20-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,031
Posted By storybookending
I am also confused as to what legal action you...

I am also confused as to what legal action you could possibly want to be taking. Did you prepay for a bunch of weeks and you are trying to get money back? Is she still expecting you to pay for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By storybookending
I would probably put it back on the parent if you...

I would probably put it back on the parent if you don’t want to accept credit cards. Dad can pay mom and mom can continue to pay you in cash. Otherwise I’ve only been using Venmo about a month but it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By storybookending
Why do they need to move to ATM/credit cards? Is...

Why do they need to move to ATM/credit cards? Is this something you are requesting? I personally don’t take credit cards. They can pay by cash or check or I just recently added Venmo as an option...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By storybookending
I would not say a word until I had a concrete...

I would not say a word until I had a concrete plan. I like the PP idea of giving a credit if they bring in a new family. Say a family refers a family and after the new family makes it through the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By storybookending
My whole house is daycare so we just use my...

My whole house is daycare so we just use my fridge but I was going to suggest a mini fridge before getting that far into your post.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By storybookending
My niece (2.5) has recently started this although...

My niece (2.5) has recently started this although it is random and short screeches and only about 3-4 times a day. Usually just when she gets really excited about something. Still drives me nuts. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By storybookending
I would stop allowing this child access to other...

I would stop allowing this child access to other parents if your layout allows. He is just looking for attention, take away the opportunity.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 531
Posted By storybookending
I have been following Denita since someone posted...

I have been following Denita since someone posted about her play accounts page a few weeks ago and she is where a lot of my thinking has been coming from along with other outside research I’ve been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By storybookending
Thanks to all the ladies and gents here that...

Thanks to all the ladies and gents here that freely share their wisdom and guidance with everyone! I truly appreciate this forum and all of you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 531
Posted By storybookending
This is why I found this topic of discussion so...

This is why I found this topic of discussion so interesting. It stemmed from the “what phrases do you use the most in your daycare” thread. I really started paying attention to the things I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 531
Posted By storybookending
I am still on the fence with this but I have been...

I am still on the fence with this but I have been doing a lot of reading on creative outdoor play and I feel bad having these things off limits entirely as I would never want to hinder their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 531
Posted By storybookending
Sticks

Just wondering..

Do you let your children play with sticks they find in the yard? What about rocks? Can they pick the grass?

Discuss..
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,797
Posted By storybookending
I don’t bring it up at all. Obviously from time...

I don’t bring it up at all. Obviously from time to time I will have food cooking already or in a slow cooker. Anyone that’s going to make a fuss about it is not someone I want as a client. Do they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By storybookending
Next time I would require that they give notice...

Next time I would require that they give notice in writing as this kind of thing could be avoided. Even if you are operating legally unlicensed and taking only a small amount of children you can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By storybookending
Ah gotcha! Good luck!

Ah gotcha! Good luck!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By storybookending
I would word it as if it was a notice that got...

I would word it as if it was a notice that got sent out to everyone even if you only end up giving it to the one mom. Just very general.

Dear Families,
Due to our program being restructured ABC...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 668
Posted By storybookending
Another vote for just say no now. I wouldn’t even...

Another vote for just say no now. I wouldn’t even go though with the tour as I am a big “I don’t want my time wasted on someone I will never enroll” girl. This is not something you usually do and it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By storybookending
The child has never been to your daycare then...

The child has never been to your daycare then before? Is it assumed that she comes Fridays or is it by availability? Can you just say you are full or could you just put out a general notice to all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,998
Posted By storybookending
This is something I would like to look into as I...

This is something I would like to look into as I would like to lose 30ish lbs before my sisters wedding next year but I do not think I have the will power!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,998
Posted By storybookending
I have one little girl who eats breakfast in the...

I have one little girl who eats breakfast in the car while mom takes the older boys to school and back. She usually has summer sausage and cheese for breakfast. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE summer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 474
Posted By storybookending
Do you have any local “for sale” groups on...

Do you have any local “for sale” groups on Facebook? I have found all of the pack n plays used in my care on those types of sites and have never paid more than $25 for one. I find they are typically...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By storybookending
Couldn’t you just say you are rebranding your...

Couldn’t you just say you are rebranding your program and will no longer be taking school aged kids? If you are licsenced you could say you are relicensing/restructuring. I know you said you didn’t...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By storybookending
Also consider if you can emotionally handle...

Also consider if you can emotionally handle keeping just babies. I had 2-3 days so far in my career where I only ended up with a couple kiddos under two and by the end of the day I was dying for some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By storybookending
I’m not sure I understand the issue? If the child...

I’m not sure I understand the issue? If the child is actually sleeping the way mom claims then I guess they just need the rest. Mom is perfectly capable of keeping him up longer if she truly wants...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4,542
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 434,594
Posted By storybookending
Tuesday night everyone is gone except one family....

Tuesday night everyone is gone except one family. The 3 year old was going to the bathroom. She does this independently and has for over a year. I go in to do something.. I cannot remember what and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 442
Posted By storybookending
Okay just read the replies. I would be demanding...

Okay just read the replies. I would be demanding that the child be bought bigger diapers and dressed in appropriate sized clothing. Educate mom if that what she needs but if it is just laziness turn...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 442
Posted By storybookending
I haven’t read the replies but is the child in...

I haven’t read the replies but is the child in the wrong size diapers or a lesser quality brand? If so maybe that would also help. The pooping is one thing but for it to be leaking so much is what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 785
Posted By storybookending
Thanks! I googled searched last night and all...

Thanks! I googled searched last night and all that I could find was some forum posts from October saying that it wasn’t an option yet but that things are always changing.

I just downloaded Venmo...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 506
Posted By storybookending
I have a sectional and a rocking chair in my...

I have a sectional and a rocking chair in my living room. The kids are only allowed on the sectional for the time between nap and snack and only if they are watching whatever show I put on for them....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By storybookending
I would for sure be telling her that while you...

I would for sure be telling her that while you were glad that you could help out for awhile that she has XX amount of time to secure new care as you have a full time client coming in and that it is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4,542
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 434,594
Posted By storybookending
I am not sure I would continue to care for this...

I am not sure I would continue to care for this child. A comment like that shows that mom doesn’t trust you and I cannot and will not work for a parent that doesn’t trust me.. there is enough...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By storybookending
My nap time is from 12-2. Typically the first to...

My nap time is from 12-2. Typically the first to wake up wakes up around 1:45PM. I try to have them lay on their beds quietly until 2 if they wake up sooner but if my almost 2 year old that is in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 785
Posted By storybookending
I don’t know the answer to this as I chose to go...

I don’t know the answer to this as I chose to go with Venmo over zelle. I sent the link out to all my interested parents tonight. Does anyone know the answer to the question “can I set up recurring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By storybookending
Do you have an extra pack n play? I would make...

Do you have an extra pack n play? I would make her stay in it with toys when I couldn’t be right next to her until she calms down a bit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 785
Posted By storybookending
I downloaded Venmo yesterday and got everything...

I downloaded Venmo yesterday and got everything verified by this morning. I am testing it out with my SIL this week to see if I like it before letting my other parents know about it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By storybookending
I live in WI. I don’t worry about rain gear so...

I live in WI. I don’t worry about rain gear so much as the snow gear. I do not supply and I require the gear be here daily Nov-April. No one has had an issue just leaving everything here. But I do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By storybookending
My parents have 3 doors to enter before getting...

My parents have 3 doors to enter before getting into my house. The outside garage door that lets them into the garage. The door between the garage and the enterance way and the door between the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By storybookending
I am doing clay pots this year and planting...

I am doing clay pots this year and planting flowers as I haven’t done that one yet. Last year all I did was handprint flowers on paper.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 86,558
Posted By storybookending
Yeah I wouldn’t name a daycare Soggy Bottom

Yeah I wouldn’t name a daycare Soggy Bottom
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 785
Posted By storybookending
Are you able to send requests for money as...

Are you able to send requests for money as reminders? Like say Friday morning send out as invoice DCM1: owes $150. I have zero problems with parents paying right now and I don’t want to start...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By storybookending
I would just be honest with mom and say that...

I would just be honest with mom and say that you’ve tried long enough but dcgs bahavior/attitude towards being at your house hasn’t improved since the issues first started arising. It’s been 6 months...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 785
Posted By storybookending
What is required for using a service such an...

What is required for using a service such an Venmo or zelle? What type of information do you need to give parents/do they need to give you. I have been thinking about looking into it for awhile now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 785
Posted By storybookending
My children do not have cubbies. I have one built...

My children do not have cubbies. I have one built in cubbie type closet at the enterance with hooks that all jackets and shoes go when they arrive. Nothing else goes back and forth. All of my parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 245,547
Posted By storybookending
I started two new kids this month. Their moms are...

I started two new kids this month. Their moms are best friends and until recently one was a SAHM that took care of both boys. I knew the moms very casually in college, we were friendly but not the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By storybookending
I don’t like how much I have to pay in on taxes...

I don’t like how much I have to pay in on taxes being self employed with no spouse of child dependents of my own to claim.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 619
Posted By storybookending
I grew up in a daycare and spent many years after...

I grew up in a daycare and spent many years after I was no longer of age just going to spend time with the kids in the summers. They had two girls named Macy/Macie. They were called big macie and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 619
Posted By storybookending
Mostly just shortened version of their names....

Mostly just shortened version of their names. Since day one I’ve had two little girls with the same name. In the beginning they were “big *childs name*” and “baby *childs name*”. They are still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By storybookending
“Sorry DCM the space is not available tomorrow as...

“Sorry DCM the space is not available tomorrow as the daycare is closed. I am sorry I did not inform you but per your schedule turned in of XX-XX-18 your child was not scheduled to be here. See you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 06:38 PM
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Posted By storybookending
I just use the basic stuff for under 1 year old....

I just use the basic stuff for under 1 year old. They have a basket of toys with rattles, blocks and the typical “baby” stuff. I have a picnic basket in there that is meant for toddlers with plates...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4,542
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 434,594
Posted By storybookending
I am literally at the point where I would take...

I am literally at the point where I would take the write up for not going outdoors on a day the temperature was fine... although if there were a licensing visit I doubt highly they would blame me as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4,542
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 434,594
Posted By storybookending
Just me here.. venting about snow.. in the middle...

Just me here.. venting about snow.. in the middle of April.. I know I live in WI but I have never seen this much snow at once in my lifetime. I live in the middle of the lovely white part..
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 795
Posted By storybookending
Give yourself some credit. I am sure it wasn’t as...

Give yourself some credit. I am sure it wasn’t as bad as you think. Human emotion is natural and while it is a bummer that it didn’t work out it is better for your sanity and your program as a whole....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By storybookending
Everyone here cleans up as well. I do not reward...

Everyone here cleans up as well. I do not reward they just do it. I rarely help. My youngest is (almost) 17 months and even he helps. We clean up before all transitions.. it is just something that we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By storybookending
Does your state have/do you participate in the...

Does your state have/do you participate in the Youngstar program? We as home providers are eligible for yearly grants through that program and honestly it’s not too much work and my rep is super nice!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By storybookending
All of my current families are great. No drop...

All of my current families are great. No drop off/pick up time issues. Everyone comes and goes when they say they will. No one pushes policy, they all pay on time. A few bring me toys and things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 792
Posted By storybookending
Just wanted to add I can see parents only wanting...

Just wanted to add I can see parents only wanting one infant seat as they aren’t in them for nearly as long as all other seats and they can just get two bases or just strap them in the car with ease....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 792
Posted By storybookending
This was negligence in the parents case though. 4...

This was negligence in the parents case though. 4 adults and 4 children in a 5 passenger vehicle. Had they been leaving daycare and a provider saw this and didn’t report then sure as that’s part of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 792
Posted By storybookending
You can do whatever you feel comfortable with. I...

You can do whatever you feel comfortable with. I personally allow infant seats to be left here as I keep a small group and would never have more than 2 that small at a time.. more than likely only 1...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 468
Posted By storybookending
I only have about 30 books out at a time on rain...

I only have about 30 books out at a time on rain gutter shelves that I rotate frequently. The favorite right now is Goldilocks and the Three Bears. I read it all dramatic and use different voices for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 792
Posted By storybookending
I feel like even offering for her to keep it on...

I feel like even offering for her to keep it on the porch broke your own policy and you should not have even offered that.. signed form or not. Either have the policy or don’t. Now if they accept...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4,542
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 434,594
Posted By storybookending
My vent is in the attachments.. SERIOUSLY Mother...

My vent is in the attachments.. SERIOUSLY Mother Nature it is APRIL. I am OVER this. We were predicted 8-12 last week but only ended up with 7 but STILL. This is our punishment for not having snow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By storybookending
I feel like this is common with kids these days....

I feel like this is common with kids these days. I don’t know what it is but I’ve been told by my parents I never had an accident after potty training and I do not recall my peers having them at the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 632
Posted By storybookending
They did this for the neice for her nighttime...

They did this for the neice for her nighttime bottle for a few months after switching her from formula to whole milk as she was taking in way more ounces than recommend. I had another dcb that I know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 795
Posted By storybookending
I would stay away from saying that she’s too high...

I would stay away from saying that she’s too high maintenance and the other kids need you too as that can seem to parents like you cannot handle the situation. They may blame you since you’ve...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 795
Posted By storybookending
Are the parents aware you have been having issues...

Are the parents aware you have been having issues with the child or is this something that is going to blindside them? I have only one term experience to draw from and I think it is best to just be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 563
Posted By storybookending
I don’t. I would honestly rather have the child...

I don’t. I would honestly rather have the child here than home with an infected parent or sibling just for them to turn around and be sick themselves a few days later.
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