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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,800
Posted By Christina72684
1. The environment is safe as long as the rules...

1. The environment is safe as long as the rules are followed (no running allowed)
2. I never said he was weird, ever. And he does have behavior issues with me. He doesn't listen, talks back,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,500
Posted By Christina72684
Thank you everyone. I try to talk to my husband...

Thank you everyone. I try to talk to my husband or friend about things like this, but they just don't get it like you all do :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,500
Posted By Christina72684
Unhappy Anyone else ever feel overwhelmed?

I don't know why, but everything seems to be bothering me right now....

I'm trying to make work schedules for 6 people total for the rest of January and they all want a lot of hours and certain...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,695
Posted By Christina72684
I also thought about doing solid color curtains...

I also thought about doing solid color curtains and making valences with one of these fabrics.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,695
Posted By Christina72684
Arrow Painting Preschool....Need Help With Colors!!!

I have a cubby area (like a long hallway with a dead end) and one big room that's like 40'x32' or so with 3 very big windows, a single door, and a double door. Since we built this house over 2 years...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,800
Posted By Christina72684
I actually have arranged the furniture so there...

I actually have arranged the furniture so there isn't a clear path for them to run, they have to run in and out and swerve around tables and other objects. That being said, it's still possible to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,800
Posted By Christina72684
Question How Often Do Kids Get Hurt?

Besides little things here and there that are bound to happen, how often do kids get hurt at your daycare? We've been open 3.5 years with 2 locations and I can count on one hand the number of times...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,920
Posted By Christina72684
Thanks for the advice! Crafts are the easy part,...

Thanks for the advice! Crafts are the easy part, it's explaining why that's difficult lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,920
Posted By Christina72684
Question Explaining Thanksgiving/Being Thankful to Preschoolers

Do you talk much about Thanksgiving? Do you explain anything? I think I'm just going to talk about being thankful for things, but I'm not even sure how to do that. I've briefly mentioned that if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,361
Posted By Christina72684
This year we are closing Christmas Eve, Christmas...

This year we are closing Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and making the 26th optional. We have 26 kids between 2 daycares so we said we would only open one of them on Friday and only charge for that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,362
Posted By Christina72684
Unhappy Wish Daycares Had Subs.....

I'm really surprised there aren't "subs" for daycares like there are for schools. I know it's different with the younger kids, but as long as they've gone through the right trainings and paperwork...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By Christina72684
I'm from Indiana too so maybe it's what's going...

I'm from Indiana too so maybe it's what's going around here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By Christina72684
I think my son had HFM 2 weeks ago, but no fever...

I think my son had HFM 2 weeks ago, but no fever and had a total of 6 dots on his feet and hands, none on his mouth. One was raised and looked like if it popped it might have pus, but the other 5...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,009
Posted By Christina72684
He has no fever, never has as far as I know. And...

He has no fever, never has as far as I know. And 5 of the 6 spots are flat against the skin. They might not even be HFM, I'm just guessing that they are since they are on his hands and feet but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,005
Posted By Christina72684
Angry Kids Act Like Wild Animals When Parents Pick Up

I have a girl who comes for preschool only 8:30-12:30 and when her dad picks up we are either already laid down for nap or in the process of doing so. If we're not already laying down the kids act...
Forum: Curriculum 08-26-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,972
Posted By Christina72684
Question Teaching the Alphabet: ABC Order or Different Order?

How do you teach the alphabet? One letter a week? Biweekly? In ABC order? I've also seen where preschools have taught in a different order, going with what's easiest to write and finishing with the...
Forum: Curriculum 08-26-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,592
Posted By Christina72684
Thanks! I didn't know what term to use :)

Thanks! I didn't know what term to use :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,883
Posted By Christina72684
Apparently I'm a youngin' here (I just turned 30)...

Apparently I'm a youngin' here (I just turned 30) and have had my daycare for 3 years plus did 2 years of student teaching and subbing.

948 + 5 = 953
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,932
Posted By Christina72684
Their moms said that, but they've acted just...

Their moms said that, but they've acted just fine. One preschool girl has been coughing a little, and 3-4 toddlers have runny noses but that's it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,932
Posted By Christina72684
Unhappy And The Sickness Begins......Again

We've had issues with colds all summer it seems, especially June-beginning of August. Everyone's been healthy for the past few weeks so we thought we were good for a while. Then this morning I get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,826
Posted By Christina72684
Lost 5 DCK today.....are you kidding me?!

I can't remember the last time we lost a kid. I take that back, a few weeks ago one stopped coming because she was a foster child who went back to her parents. That's fine, totally understandable. ...
Forum: Curriculum 08-22-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,592
Posted By Christina72684
Question Centers/Activity box ideas needed

I don't know what everyone calls them. Here they're used during "center time" but they're activity boxes that are small, fit in a shoe box sized tote, can be done by 1-3 kids, and can be do on their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By Christina72684
How cute! Can I borrow it? :)

How cute! Can I borrow it? :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 603
Posted By Christina72684
Question Center Ideas

What "centers" really work for your kids? What have been epic failures?

Here's 2 that work for us.....

Pom Poms: We have a shoe box size tote that has pom poms that are small, medium, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,207
Posted By Christina72684
Aug 12th

Aug 12th
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,085
Posted By Christina72684
I don't do it all the time, I just get in the...

I don't do it all the time, I just get in the mood sometime. But I usually pin at nap time when I'm eating my lunch at my computer, or in the evening before bed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 744
Posted By Christina72684
Question Starting "school year"....need something special to do

So I've had the same group of 8 or so "preschoolers" all summer. I decided to wait until the day after Labor Day to start officially teaching preschool, especially since I have 2 preschool only kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By Christina72684
Question What To Teach Toddlers And What To Teach Preschoolers

We have one daycare for just babies and toddlers. About half the kids are under a year, and the other half are 1-2 year olds. I was wondering what other places teach kids at this age. Here's what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,360
Posted By Christina72684
Arrow Dramatic Play Area Ideas

I've only had a few different types of dramatic play areas, mostly it's been the obvious one: kitchen. I've had a pretend doctor's office/vet office that wasn't too bad. I'd like to change it up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By Christina72684
That sounds like a great idea! You could use old...

That sounds like a great idea! You could use old magazines and the kids could cut them out, or stickers, scrap paper, crayon wrappers, etc. I think I'm going to do this! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,232
Posted By Christina72684
My mom is my co-owner. We opened one daycare 3...

My mom is my co-owner. We opened one daycare 3 years ago and worked together there. Then a year and a half later we opened a preschool in a separate house that I run. So now we don't work together...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,525
Posted By Christina72684
I love Sons of Anarchy! It was the first (and...

I love Sons of Anarchy! It was the first (and currently only) series I've watched on Netflix and I watched all 5 seasons within a few weeks! So good! Prison Break is good too!

I might try...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By Christina72684
Unhappy Issues With My Own Child

I've been in nearly tears several times the past few weeks with my daughter and I just don't know what to do. My daughter is 3yrs 5months old and has been acting up, not listening, back talking,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By Christina72684
Question Preschool School Year

For those that teach preschool and take the summer off......

Do you start up your "school year" at the same time as the elementary schools start in your area, or do you wait until a different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,186
Posted By Christina72684
DCM of biter gets mad when own daughter gets bit!

So we have this new 16 month old who is a biter and has left marks on other kids' (arms, legs, and even one girls face). Nothing provokes her and we stop it if we see it coming but we don't catch it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,155
Posted By Christina72684
That's my dream too! Actually once my kids are...

That's my dream too! Actually once my kids are in school I wouldn't mind going back to teaching (I wanted to stay home with them and couldn't find a job before opening the daycare) and then having...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,155
Posted By Christina72684
I have employees due to ratio needs so I don't...

I have employees due to ratio needs so I don't have to work open to close every day (7:00-5:30). Most weeks I work 40 hours with the kids but am still able to leave work early 2-3x a week to work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,667
Posted By Christina72684
Thanks everyone! I'm ready for some "adult time"...

Thanks everyone! I'm ready for some "adult time" as bad as that sounds lol But being with kids all day by myself and then having my 2 in the evening makes it hard to have real conversations lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,349
Posted By Christina72684
Local Daycare Being Sued....

In my town there are only 4 daycares (I think) within a 10 minute radius. There are tons more 15-20 minutes away, but for those that want to stay local there aren't many options, especially for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,667
Posted By Christina72684
My 30th birthday is tomorrow (my husbands was on...

My 30th birthday is tomorrow (my husbands was on the 12th) so we are throwing ourselves (actually I'm throwing it for us) a big 30th birthday party with about 25-35 of our family and friends......and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,453
Posted By Christina72684
Question Ocean Unit

We are doing 3-4 weeks about Oceans with my 3-5 year olds. I found tons of crafts on Pinterest but wondered if anyone knew of good books, songs, TV shows (we watch them before nap on days they have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 655
Posted By Christina72684
Talking Karma....ha!

So long story short we had an employee give us less than a week's notice last week (after only working here 4 weeks), and then on Friday while outside with a DCD she told him how she hated it here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,248
Posted By Christina72684
Question Interviewing Employees: What to Ak?

Are there any questions you make sure to always ask, or ones you wish you would have asked, when interviewing potential employees? I have 4 interviews set up so far and only 1 spot to fill.

BTW I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,495
Posted By Christina72684
I feel grouchy a lot too :( Like today I had the...

I feel grouchy a lot too :( Like today I had the morning off to go workout which felt amazing. Then I get to the preschool and as soon as I walk in the door I have to say things like "Billy, don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,480
Posted By Christina72684
Where my dad works he prints out reports all the...

Where my dad works he prints out reports all the time to look at and then is done with the paper. It's bigger than standard paper and all the sheets are connected but perforated so they're easy to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,384
Posted By Christina72684
3 still aren't asleep, 3 fell asleep right away,...

3 still aren't asleep, 3 fell asleep right away, and 3 are out sick!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By Christina72684
Question No More Holidays Till Halloween....Now What?

I think it's sometimes a pain, but easier to plan stuff when we have a holiday to base it around. The kids have something to look forward to, the parents know what to expect, and there's plenty of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,181
Posted By Christina72684
We use the select-a-size paper towels and then...

We use the select-a-size paper towels and then cut them in half so they're a square. Most kids are good about taking just one square, but I'll look in the trash every now and then and see a clump of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By Christina72684
Friends with Local DC Providers?

How many of you are friends with other daycare providers? How did you become friends? Since we've only been open 3 years I would love to find a few around here and just pick their brain lol I did...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,394
Posted By Christina72684
Thank you all for the support, sharing stories,...

Thank you all for the support, sharing stories, giving advice, etc. 3 yr old isn't here yet today and I don't know how long before the family gets back to a regular routine. She was a little more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,394
Posted By Christina72684
As soon as I found out I hugged both of my kids...

As soon as I found out I hugged both of my kids for a very long time. Ever since I have been super easy on both of them (ages 10 months and 3yrs) as far as things I would normally get upset with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,394
Posted By Christina72684
Thank you for all the shared stories and support....

Thank you for all the shared stories and support. Today was the visitation. The daycare staff and I went to show our support. As soon as we got there grandma saw us and the 3 yr old came running...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,394
Posted By Christina72684
Unhappy 6wk Old Died At Home - I Have 3yr Old Sibling

I've had this 3.5 year old girl since she was barely walking. Real sweet girl, very shy, still sucks her thumb at nap time, but very well behaved. Her mom had a baby 6 weeks ago and he was going to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,085
Posted By Christina72684
Arrow Post Pinterest Name

I know we've had a similar post before (I created it), but I wanted to start a fresh one, if that's okay. Just copy and paste the link to your Pinterest page so we can all follow each other and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By Christina72684
Thanks! Here's my pinterest page with stuff too!...

Thanks! Here's my pinterest page with stuff too!

http://www.pinterest.com/bigsprouts/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,268
Posted By Christina72684
Unhappy My Son Is a Biter

My son is 10.5 months old and has had 2 bottom teeth and 4 top teeth for about 2 months now, but he is constantly biting people. He bites everyone, but especially our 2 newest babies that are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,306
Posted By Christina72684
Question Would You Tell The Parent?

I have a 3.5yr old DCB who is very hard headed and gets in trouble daily. It's not always bad things, but sometimes he'll push or throw a toy or run inside and I have to have a talk with him about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By Christina72684
Question 4th of July Songs, Books, Movies, etc

I find that 4th of July is a little difficult when coming up with stuff. It's either the American Flag or fireworks. Do you have any special songs you sing, books you read, movies/TV shows the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,163
Posted By Christina72684
Question Tie Dye with Preschoolers?

Ever tie dye with kids? I have 3-5 year olds and wondered if it would be worth trying and how much they could actually do. Any tips would be appreciated!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,285
Posted By Christina72684
We got so lucky! It really wasn't that hot! I...

We got so lucky! It really wasn't that hot! I mean it was according to the temps, but there was a nice breeze the whole time and lots of shade. The splash pad definitely helped too! The biggest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,285
Posted By Christina72684
We will be there when the doors open at 9am, do...

We will be there when the doors open at 9am, do inside/outside/inside/outside so they have chances to cool off, are doing the train, playing in the water park, and watching the indoor cool Dolphin...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,285
Posted By Christina72684
Unhappy Going to the Zoo.....Gonna be HOT!!!! :(

We're going to the Indy Zoo tomorrow with 10 kids and 7 babies and it's supposed to be 91 degrees and very humid :/ At first it was gonna thunderstorm but not anymore thank goodness. We went last...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 652
Posted By Christina72684
Question Grants

Have you ever applied and received a grant for anything daycare related? People tell me all the time we should try for them but we aren't a non-profit organization like some of the church and center...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,056
Posted By Christina72684
DH says "Ok to Hit Back." WTH?!

My DH is never around my preschoolers because he's always working. He has today off and came downstairs to get something to eat. When he came down he heard me telling our 3yr old daughter that we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By Christina72684
I'm having a similar situation. A teacher needs...

I'm having a similar situation. A teacher needs to have her kid come here this Fall. We said she must come 2 days a week to hold her spot. Right now she's at a DC center that required the same, so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By Christina72684
We do a Supply Fee twice a year, $25 each time. ...

We do a Supply Fee twice a year, $25 each time. We tell them it's for field trips, gifts for the kids at Christmas, gifts they make the parents, parties, etc. But if a parent wants to come on a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 922
Posted By Christina72684
Question Field Trips: Driving and permission slips

We have gone on a few field trips over the past 3 years, and either parents drove their own kids or employees drove. Last year we went to the Zoo for the first time (1.5 hours away) and took my van...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By Christina72684
I would love ideas too! So far this year I...

I would love ideas too! So far this year I bought some cheap squirt guns at Dollar Tree (3 for $1!) and they've loved that, but it's a pain to keep filling them up. I got a cheap yard sprinkler...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,101
Posted By Christina72684
AS during Summer Break

I will have ONE after schooler during summer break. We told the other DC families that we are no longer doing AS care (YEA!!!!!) but this is a sibling with 2 other brothers here so we made the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,011
Posted By Christina72684
Question Providers with multiple locations.....

I've had 2 locations open for 2 full school years (plus last summer). Most of the time I run the preschool with after school building by myself and our "under 3 yr olds" are in the other building...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,066
Posted By Christina72684
We can only serve breakfast between 8am-9am. ...

We can only serve breakfast between 8am-9am. Kids can still eat after 9am but they have to have it by then. We've always served at 8:30 because our 2nd worker comes in at 8am and by the time foods...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,066
Posted By Christina72684
Food "Police".....of Course Today!!!!

I'm here every morning, whether I open up or not. My mom is always at the other daycare either opening, or by 8:30am at the latest. Today we had a meeting at a DC center that's closing at 7:30am to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By Christina72684
Never.Stops.Talking.

I was gonna call this "Never shuts up" but I thought that sounded a little mean, even though it's what I meant lol

I have a 4.5yr old DCB who talks ALL THE TIME!!! During meal times, in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By Christina72684
Working With Family Members

How many of you work with family members? Think it's easier or harder than with friends or people you didn't know before hiring them?

My mom and I are co-owners and have had one daycare open a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 86,558
Posted By Christina72684
When picking a name we wanted something that...

When picking a name we wanted something that could have a cute sign so we wanted a picture of some kind that would work with the name. A friend's daughter suggested "Little Sprouts" and using a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,643
Posted By Christina72684
I don't see why it's a big deal what I titled the...

I don't see why it's a big deal what I titled the thread on here. There are many different thread titles and I would never judge someone based on what they called one, considering there needs to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,643
Posted By Christina72684
Thank you Blackcat!

Thank you Blackcat!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,643
Posted By Christina72684
I was told this by the teacher in the first...

I was told this by the teacher in the first conversation we had about the child coming here. She said it in the first couple of sentences. It wasn't because I called her that and then was told not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,643
Posted By Christina72684
We were told ahead of time to never label her...

We were told ahead of time to never label her "down syndrome baby" especially in front of her mom. And I never would. But I didn't know how to word it to get people to respond without making a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 891
Posted By Christina72684
Ever Get Mad At Your Employees?

I have one girl that I would like to fire today if possible, but I won't have anyone to replace her until school gets out mid-June. She's got another PT job that has taken over her schedule and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,643
Posted By Christina72684
Down Syndrome Baby

We will be getting a child with Downs Syndrome for 2 days a week this summer and full time when school starts. She is 11 months old and from a center that is closing. Luckily we are getting the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,762
Posted By Christina72684
And I know every state/area is different, but...

And I know every state/area is different, but here you can be Class I and have 12 kids, or Class II and have 16. The only difference is some paperwork. So I feel that if I accidentally had 13 kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,762
Posted By Christina72684
likethis likethis It's happened a few...

likethis

likethis

It's happened a few times to us, usually by one kid and not all day, but we've never had a surprised inspection (knock on wood!) and if it would happen I would just tell them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,487
Posted By Christina72684
We only have to do ours quarterly, but our...

We only have to do ours quarterly, but our inspector suggestions monthly. Well it's been a long time since we did one (I wont lie, I bet it was in October when we were doing Fire Prevention Week). ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,610
Posted By Christina72684
I want to more field trips, but it's pretty...

I want to more field trips, but it's pretty difficult with the group we have. We have 8 kids 3-5 so that would require 2 vehicles, and then we have 12 kids 2yrs and under at our other building. So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,610
Posted By Christina72684
I am SO jealous of that! I'm from IN and would...

I am SO jealous of that! I'm from IN and would love to go to water parks and the beach!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,265
Posted By Christina72684
So many people I know were thanking teachers and...

So many people I know were thanking teachers and nurses this WEEK (not sure why we only get a day lol), so I made sure to post a message on my FB page about how much I appreciate our daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,699
Posted By Christina72684
I'm such a procrastinator, but luckily we had...

I'm such a procrastinator, but luckily we had already planted sunflowers and grass 2 weeks ago so I just made something up to work with it :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,863
Posted By Christina72684
Show & Tell Went Terrible Wrong.....

We haven't done Show & Tell for about 6+ months and I have several different kids this time. I decided to start doing them the first Friday of every month. I have 8 kids 3-5years old and they each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,153
Posted By Christina72684
LOL :lol:

LOL :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,298
Posted By Christina72684
We have 4 babies under a year, and they do...

We have 4 babies under a year, and they do require a lot of work, but we are extra careful with them. Last year a 2yr old boy went into a room used for napping only (not supposed to go in there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,459
Posted By Christina72684
Yes! I say potty way too much for a grown woman!...

Yes! I say potty way too much for a grown woman! lol And I always want to correct children in public!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,153
Posted By Christina72684
Question DCB3 Taking Off Pants in Bathroom....

The past couple of weeks one of my 3yr old DCB has been taking off his boxer shorts in the bathroom and leaving them there. When I ask why he says "they're wet." Sometimes I see one or two droplets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,459
Posted By Christina72684
Arrow You know you work at a daycare when.....

....without looking up you can hear a kid cry and know who it is and whether it's a hurt cry, he took my toy cry, I didn't nap and am whiny cry, etc. And if it's one of the cries that doesn't matter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,421
Posted By Christina72684
Is it his music video or a different one? My...

Is it his music video or a different one? My kids love dancing to YouTube videos. I have ChromeCast so we use it a lot, especially doing the Just Dance for Kids videos bc they have to copy what's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,382
Posted By Christina72684
I would love to cook everything from scratch. ...

I would love to cook everything from scratch. However, I don't know how to cook, any free time after work hours is spent with my 3yr old and 8 month old, and I guarantee my DC kids eat A LOT worse...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,832
Posted By Christina72684
We built our home in 2012 specifically for the...

We built our home in 2012 specifically for the daycare. The bottom floor has a 24x32 room, a cubby room, bathroom (double sinks and toilet), and its own entrance for daycare. Off to the side of it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,602
Posted By Christina72684
In the Infant room we used lids from pots and...

In the Infant room we used lids from pots and pans to trace the circles. The nap room has glow in the dark stars, moons, planets, etc but they don't glow very well. The farm murals were parts and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,602
Posted By Christina72684
Here's a few more I took over the weekend. The...

Here's a few more I took over the weekend. The dark room is our "Nap room" where all the cots and PNP are. Right now it's just for napping, but I think we'll pick up the cots and use it for another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,540
Posted By Christina72684
We did cookies in a jar so that the kids could...

We did cookies in a jar so that the kids could help their moms make them at home and do something together. We also did thumb print flowers with a poem. Not sure what we're doing this year. The...
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