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Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-14-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,573
Posted By tymaboy
Claiming Deductions & No Receipt

Just wondering the the average amount is that we can claim without having a receipt. I ask cuz we do not have receipts for dish soap, tp, laundry detergent type of stuff. Dh does not want to claim...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,453
Posted By tymaboy
Good advice here but no one has mentioned what...

Good advice here but no one has mentioned what your DH should do at work to cover himself. You never know how low parents will actuelly go & she may try to get your DH in trouble or start cuzing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 245,547
Posted By tymaboy
Awesome!! Congrats!

Awesome!! Congrats!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,809
Posted By tymaboy
Do you have anything in your policy about...

Do you have anything in your policy about damages? Or have you talked to parents before the fence issue about his ruffness? If yes then I would have the parents pay for the damage, if not then I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,421
Posted By tymaboy
I have not started yet. Mon (Jan 10) is my 1st...

I have not started yet. Mon (Jan 10) is my 1st day. I am excited yet scared. Hope we both made the right decision.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,421
Posted By tymaboy
Yep best way is the the truth. I had 1 family in...

Yep best way is the the truth. I had 1 family in care. They knew I was looking. Yes they were disappointed when I found a job (same place DCD works) but at same time happy for me cuz they understood.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,912
Posted By tymaboy
When I offered a parent nites out it was only...

When I offered a parent nites out it was only around Christmas. Parents could use it to finish shopping or to have alone adult time. I never offered a Friday or weekends. I picked a nite during the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,488
Posted By tymaboy
Will it work on Macs? If I were to stay...

Will it work on Macs?

If I were to stay open I would have tested on a Mac if its compatible.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,606
Posted By tymaboy
My Policy...

My Policy (http://dawnschildcare.com/Daycare_Site/Forms_files/2009%3A10%20Policy.pdf) & my Contract (http://dawnschildcare.com/Daycare_Site/Forms_files/Terms%20of%20Payment1_1.pdf)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,915
Posted By tymaboy
My last day is Jan 7th. I only have 1 DCK who I...

My last day is Jan 7th. I only have 1 DCK who I have had since he was 7 months (he will be 3 in Feb) I will miss him. I start my new job on Jan 10th & his dad works for the same company as well so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By tymaboy
What I do is have them turn in the last sheet...

What I do is have them turn in the last sheet where they sign. I make a copy of it & give them a copy back. I also have a contract...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2010, 07:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,757
Posted By tymaboy
Yep. If they are an hour late with no call then I...

Yep. If they are an hour late with no call then I will not take them for the day & charge them my no show fee.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2010, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By tymaboy
You must be new to DC. Alot of new DC providers...

You must be new to DC. Alot of new DC providers start off with small handbooks then they grow as they get more experience. Mine is (I think) is 11 pages. You are welcome to take a look at my handbook...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,401
Posted By tymaboy
Did they tell you that so the dog can go potty in...

Did they tell you that so the dog can go potty in an area that the kids do not come in contact with? I know my rep had something about a fenced off area just for the dog for that reason not to keep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 245,547
Posted By tymaboy
I got the job! I'll start Jan 10th!

I got the job! I'll start Jan 10th!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 245,547
Posted By tymaboy
IBM called today! I missed their call but she...

IBM called today! I missed their call but she left a message. I need to fill something out online before moving onto the next step. I believe the next step is offering a me a position. Both of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,415
Posted By tymaboy
I got my mop last yr for Christmas. I love it! It...

I got my mop last yr for Christmas. I love it! It makes getting food stuck to the floor easy to wipe up. I can always tell the difference in the floor when I mop compared to the steam mop. Every once...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2010, 06:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,227
Posted By tymaboy
I take New Year’s Eve New...

I take

New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
4th of July ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,910
Posted By tymaboy
I do not use Min Menu but I do use MacFreelance...

I do not use Min Menu but I do use MacFreelance to keep track of my hours & the kids hours, payment & it also will run reports/invoices. It makes the end of yr easy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,646
Posted By tymaboy
I agree I can see it from their point too but I...

I agree I can see it from their point too but I also see it as they had no problem emailing me during the time I was off (which fell under the emergency time off section) why did they need to call...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,646
Posted By tymaboy
Post Need Help

For those that do not know what has been happening I have a a post in the Vent thread about the family Page 4 post #200 (last on page) They called the day before I reopened to let me know that they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,672
Posted By tymaboy
I don't think that would work. Most people will...

I don't think that would work. Most people will see it as no smoking in the house & mot outside. I think the best you could do is mention the butts you have been picking up & make it sound like you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,997
Posted By tymaboy
My DH & I teach Religious Education Wednesday...

My DH & I teach Religious Education Wednesday nights.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2010, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,129
Posted By tymaboy
I took off the holidays, a couple of sick days &...

I took off the holidays, a couple of sick days & a couple of vacation days up until this week. I worked Monday & had to close the rest of the week. I have it in my policy that I can take up to 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2010, 05:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,044
Posted By tymaboy
I send out a email plus I mark it on the white...

I send out a email plus I mark it on the white board so they see it at drop off & pickup.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2010, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,651
Posted By tymaboy
Holding fee for anyone who wants a spot held more...

Holding fee for anyone who wants a spot held more then 2 weeks, late pickup fee, late payment fee, tuition fee.

Holding fee is nonrefundable. Tuition fee is used at end of services with a 2 week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 245,547
Posted By tymaboy
I have a phone interview at 1:00 for a admin...

I have a phone interview at 1:00 for a admin assistant position!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,833
Posted By tymaboy
I write up a letter & tell them in person. That...

I write up a letter & tell them in person. That way I have a paper trail as well if needed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 245,547
Posted By tymaboy
In the vent thread I posted how I am done with DC...

In the vent thread I posted how I am done with DC due to screeming DCG. I emailed afew cover letters & resumes this weekend & I got a call already!! I have an interview set up on Monday for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,658
Posted By tymaboy
Oh yes I remember those days but I also remember...

Oh yes I remember those days but I also remember there being some jobs out there that are very flexible (office) which is what I am looking at. Parents alos seem to think they are your boss (some,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,658
Posted By tymaboy
I feel for you. My 1yr DCG has won. It does not...

I feel for you. My 1yr DCG has won. It does not matter what I do she fusses all the time, except if I hold her. I broke down yesterday & applied for a job outside of the home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,096
Posted By tymaboy
Have fun with that! I was on a cruise when...

Have fun with that! I was on a cruise when Hurrican Dennis (right before Katrina) went threw. It was not fun. People were barfing all over the place from the ship rocking so much. We got an extra day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2010, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,938
Posted By tymaboy
If she wrote that check out to a business & was...

If she wrote that check out to a business & was return to them do you think they would care what the deal was on why it was returned? Nope they would still make her pay the fees & her checks would no...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-13-2010, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,968
Posted By tymaboy
The best way to find a good provider is to ask...

The best way to find a good provider is to ask around. Word of mouth from someone else. You can also contact Child resource & referral, they will have a list of providers along with their hours.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,392
Posted By tymaboy
I closed for a few days. Dont feel guilty about...

I closed for a few days. Dont feel guilty about doing so, you need time to mourn. I was very lucky both times my families were very understanding. I think the 2nd time if someone complained I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,137
Posted By tymaboy
When they are young no they can not sit on...

When they are young no they can not sit on furniture. When they are 2 or older & I feel they can sit properly then I allow it if they do not sit right then I revoke their privileged. All I do is tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2010, 06:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,659
Posted By tymaboy
Something to keep in mind is your contract is...

Something to keep in mind is your contract is with the address you are at now, not you new address. You moving will actualy break your current contract & that will give them an out of the contract. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,346
Posted By tymaboy
The best way to do it is be honest & open. Point...

The best way to do it is be honest & open. Point out that its what best for the other children in your care.

Even if your informal I would still make sure to have a policy & a contract. It makes...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-30-2010, 05:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,768
Posted By tymaboy
Well said SilverSabre25!

Well said SilverSabre25!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2010, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,186
Posted By tymaboy
I've never had an issue with power. I do have it...

I've never had an issue with power. I do have it in my policy that if I have any power or plumbing issues I will close. I did have a plumbing issue once & had to call parents to close early. The one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,289
Posted By tymaboy
Here in IA if a person wants to stay anonymous...

Here in IA if a person wants to stay anonymous they can. They are not allowed to disclose who called anyway although I know some who 'goof' & tell the person anyway.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2010, 05:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,289
Posted By tymaboy
I was in a simular situation. DCD had showed up...

I was in a simular situation. DCD had showed up to pick up DCG & he seemed a bit off with glassy eyes. Cousins of DCG was in care too & DCB (cousin) dad was a cop. Some how we got on the coversation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,765
Posted By tymaboy
Yep. I have a clothing fee due to the fact that...

Yep. I have a clothing fee due to the fact that my back up clothes were going out the door & not coming back so I now point out to parents that if they do not supply clothes then they will be charged...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,166
Posted By tymaboy
My handbook is around 11 pages- it covers...

My handbook is around 11 pages- it covers everything. My contract covers the money part of the dc. All the money stuff is also covered in the handbook but this way they need to sign saying that they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,618
Posted By tymaboy
I normally do not schedule interviews during DC...

I normally do not schedule interviews during DC hours. I tell the interviewing parent that I can not talk to them & care for the kids at the same time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,156
Posted By tymaboy
I agree with others. Even if the interview does...

I agree with others. Even if the interview does happen & you decide to take her on when they are in care it will end up being one thing or another & will never be her fault. Do you want the headache...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,033
Posted By tymaboy
I have had little ones to sleep that long. They...

I have had little ones to sleep that long. They are usually a little older but each child is different. I would enjoy it while it last, especially if it is during the noon nap with everyone else.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,875
Posted By tymaboy
Its MacFreelance - it only works on an Apple...

Its MacFreelance - it only works on an Apple computer. If you own a Mac I recommend the program.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,875
Posted By tymaboy
Do you mean the kids attendance or the days that...

Do you mean the kids attendance or the days that I take off?

For the kids I have a program on the computer that keeps track of the hours they are in care then at the end of the week it will tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2010, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,354
Posted By tymaboy
You can still be nice while enforcing the rules....

You can still be nice while enforcing the rules. By enforcing the rules the 1st time they "forget" chances of them forgeting again will be slim & you will not need to worry about it again. If they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2010, 06:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,137
Posted By tymaboy
Here is my policy...

Here is my policy (http://dawnschildcare.com/Daycare_Site/Forms_files/2009%3A10%20Policy.pdf)

My policy consists of several sections
Hours
Holidays
Tuition
Child care assistance
Registration...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,885
Posted By tymaboy
I personaly would not raise my rates right away....

I personaly would not raise my rates right away. I would raise them come your 1 yr anniversary. Then when you do that do not raise them alot, unless you want to take the chance of loosing familys. I...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-20-2010, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,190
Posted By tymaboy
You need to check your regulations in your area....

You need to check your regulations in your area. Where I am at we can only claim a land line for DC.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-20-2010, 05:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,420
Posted By tymaboy
Grocery wise I do not keep them separate. From...

Grocery wise I do not keep them separate. From what I understand if we claim meals/snacks we can not claim the food we use in those meals/snacks too. I keep track of how many meals/snacks I serve...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,916
Posted By tymaboy
Before I did DC & My DS was young. I bought him a...

Before I did DC & My DS was young. I bought him a guinea pig. He loved it! We had it less then a yr before I gave it to my niece. I felt sorry for it. DS would put it in his dump trunk & push it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,916
Posted By tymaboy
You need to check your regulations as to what is...

You need to check your regulations as to what is allowed. Here we can not not have exotic animals, birds or lizards, i'm not even sure we are allowed to have hamsters or gerbils. I have 3 cats & a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,500
Posted By tymaboy
I teech mine sign too. I love the the Signing...

I teech mine sign too. I love the the Signing time videos. The kids love to watch them as well.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-16-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,615
Posted By tymaboy
All the kids that start with me go on my...

All the kids that start with me go on my schedule, what works best for me & the other kids in care. If they want him on a certain schedule they can have it at their home. The kids I have are here 8+...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,808
Posted By tymaboy
I have mine stated that holidays are paid no...

I have mine stated that holidays are paid no matter what days they fall on. I too always have pt parents ask (at interveiw) if they have to pay if they are only here X days. I use my discretion at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,256
Posted By tymaboy
I feel for you. I have a 2 1/2 yr old who is into...

I feel for you. I have a 2 1/2 yr old who is into the NO word. For the last few months I have tried ignoring it & depending on the tome of it I will talk to him him about it. Afew weeks ago I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2010, 05:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,120
Posted By tymaboy
I think 2 weeks is being WAY to generous. From...

I think 2 weeks is being WAY to generous. From what I gather you have already been WAY to generous with her.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,494
Posted By tymaboy
Nope I dont think it changed. My parents have the...

Nope I dont think it changed. My parents have the flex spending & they pay me from their account. In Nov they start asking if I will be raising my rates so they can figure out what they need to have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2010, 05:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,894
Posted By tymaboy
I prefer infants over older kids. When DCB (2...

I prefer infants over older kids. When DCB (2 1/2yr) goes off to school I am thinking of only doing 18 months & younger.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,073
Posted By tymaboy
I have taught my DCKs that the bins stay put &...

I have taught my DCKs that the bins stay put & that they do not take them out. They can get the toys out without pulling the bins out (mine is like your 1st picture) They also know to be nice to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,451
Posted By tymaboy
Explain to her that you do not do interviews...

Explain to her that you do not do interviews until you have an opening. You can put her on your waiting list when an opening comes available then you will call to set up the interview at that time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,156
Posted By tymaboy
I let my families know 2 months in advance. Some...

I let my families know 2 months in advance. Some parents have the flexbend program which they need to budget for a few months ahead of the new yr.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,621
Posted By tymaboy
At a yr. Mine are down to 1 afternoon nap. At 1st...

At a yr. Mine are down to 1 afternoon nap. At 1st they are a bit grumpy later in the morning but we work threw it. If they take a morning nap then I always have the problem of them not napping in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,293
Posted By tymaboy
My DS is now 17 but it all varies as to what is...

My DS is now 17 but it all varies as to what is going around & how bad it is. Afew yrs ago when the flu was going around really bad (I also had a family that had an excuse for everything for their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,023
Posted By tymaboy
Stick to your guns, it will get better. Structure...

Stick to your guns, it will get better. Structure is the best thing for kids. When they realize that you will not change your mind cuz they are being difficult they will fall into place. I had a set...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,276
Posted By tymaboy
Or it could be that he is frusterated that he is...

Or it could be that he is frusterated that he is not mobile. Do you have a walker or an excersaucer? I found that those had helped me quite a bit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,989
Posted By tymaboy
I do not have a separate area. After the babies...

I do not have a separate area. After the babies get used to the daycare enviroment they like being with the big kids. Even if they sit in the bouncy seat all day they like to see what everyone else...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,578
Posted By tymaboy
In one of my training classes the instructor had...

In one of my training classes the instructor had mentioned that if a parent asked about insurance all you need to do is tell them yes you have it but dont go into detail about it cuz it realy is none...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2010, 05:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,009
Posted By tymaboy
I always buy a Bday & Christmas gift. I have...

I always buy a Bday & Christmas gift. I have never had a parent not say thank you but even if they didnt yes it would bother me but at same time the gift was for their child not them. For their Bday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 245,547
Posted By tymaboy
It Friday!! & I'm going camping this weekend!

It Friday!! & I'm going camping this weekend!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,832
Posted By tymaboy
I usually dont do much. For their 1st bday I get...

I usually dont do much. For their 1st bday I get them a crown. I try to get a crown for all Bdays but there are times I am unable to get 1. I always pick up a small gift for them. I will make a lunch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,805
Posted By tymaboy
I just send it to everyone.

I just send it to everyone.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,784
Posted By tymaboy
If it were me it would be whom ever paid a...

If it were me it would be whom ever paid a holding fee 1st. I have heard of some parents not paying for the spot then backing out at the last minute after the provider could have fill the spot a few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,297
Posted By tymaboy
Most of the kids I have watched have been on 1...

Most of the kids I have watched have been on 1 nap after they turned a yr. If they need 2 I would try to have them take it right away in the morning so they will be ready for an afternoon nap. I find...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,143
Posted By tymaboy
I offer breakfast. My cut off is at 8:00. I have...

I offer breakfast. My cut off is at 8:00. I have it posted in my policy. I used to have a family that came & did not feed their youngest cuz she was sleeping but fed the 2 older. I got tired of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,960
Posted By tymaboy
I have 10 pd holidays & I have it marked in my...

I have 10 pd holidays & I have it marked in my policy that I can take up to 4 weeks vacation. My vacation is unpaid & I rarely ever take 2 weeks off a yr.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,530
Posted By tymaboy
I am assuming you are talking about the afternoon...

I am assuming you are talking about the afternoon nap. When I have a baby that does not want to take an afternoon nap I do not alow them to nap in the morning. I keep them busy until the noon nap. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,698
Posted By tymaboy
I have wood floors & I do not like the kids to...

I have wood floors & I do not like the kids to have shoes or bare feet in my house. When I 1st opened I did not have a socks or slippers rule in effect & had sisters come in ALL the time with black...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,207
Posted By tymaboy
I request that parent send or keep a spare out...

I request that parent send or keep a spare out fit here but if they dont & I need to use my spare clothes they get charged $10 that is refunded if returned within a weeks time. I had to start...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,243
Posted By tymaboy
I used to have a pair of sister that were awful....

I used to have a pair of sister that were awful. I made up a sticker chart. I put on there some of the problems they had doing & some things that were easy for them to earn a sticker. I forget...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,291
Posted By tymaboy
When a child starts in my care they are not...

When a child starts in my care they are not allowed to touch the pets until I have worked with the child to see what their personalty is & how ruff or gentle they are. Some kids are allowed to touch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,254
Posted By tymaboy
Parent replace broken toys & books & if it...

Parent replace broken toys & books & if it continues to be a problem they are termed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,031
Posted By tymaboy
I had laproscopically for Endometriosis & cysts....

I had laproscopically for Endometriosis & cysts. I only needed to take a few days off (plus the weekend). What I did was when I found out that I needed it I scheduled it for the beginning of the yr....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 245,547
Posted By tymaboy
Today is my Friday. DS & I have a date to go to...

Today is my Friday. DS & I have a date to go to the midnite viewing of the expendables. I'm looking forward to it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2010, 05:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,264
Posted By tymaboy
Talk to the parents again. Tell them they are on...

Talk to the parents again. Tell them they are on probation (2-4 weeks) for things to get better. Explain again how your wife can not hold the child all day. It is OK if the child crys, as long as you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,884
Posted By tymaboy
If it were me (& if I am reading it right) I...

If it were me (& if I am reading it right) I would not take the kids until it is paid in full. I would be to the point that I do not care if they find someone else. My sanity is more important to me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2010, 05:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,615
Posted By tymaboy
You need to go by your policy on issues like...

You need to go by your policy on issues like this. If you have it in your policy about late fees then charge whatever is stated in it but if it is not in the policy then you should not charge a fee. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,690
Posted By tymaboy
I have a policy handbook & a contract. My...

I have a policy handbook & a contract. My contract is pretty much an outline of all the money issues in the policy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 245,547
Posted By tymaboy
tmcp2001- Enjoy every minute of it!!

tmcp2001- Enjoy every minute of it!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 245,547
Posted By tymaboy
This morning DCB came back from Vacation (Hawaii)...

This morning DCB came back from Vacation (Hawaii) He has been gone for 2 weeks. I missed him when he was gone so this morning while DCG was sleeping we sat in the rocker & snuggled for about an hour-...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,884
Posted By tymaboy
IS it just the daughter who signs the contract &...

IS it just the daughter who signs the contract & then Gpa pays? I think you need to tell the daughter that he needs to read & sign the contract. Do you have a late payment policy as well? If so be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,713
Posted By tymaboy
Have a great time! My weekend has started today...

Have a great time! My weekend has started today as well but your weekend sounds much more fun.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,302
Posted By tymaboy
I agree you need to have a paper trail on...

I agree you need to have a paper trail on everything.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2010, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,174
Posted By tymaboy
Sounds like your friend needs to talk to the...

Sounds like your friend needs to talk to the parents & tell them what is going on & how she is not feeling comfortable with Gma picking up or the things she says.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,568
Posted By tymaboy
It is the same here. I told the worker I dont...

It is the same here. I told the worker I dont supply & she asked what would I supply if I did. That worked for my rep. I have it posted in my policy that they supply diapers, wipes & formula if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 33,330
Posted By tymaboy
DD- Dear Daughter DS- Dear Son DHS-...

DD- Dear Daughter
DS- Dear Son
DHS- Department of Human Services
DCP- Daycare provider
DH- Dear Husband
DCD- daycare dad
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