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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 06:38 AM
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Posted By Annalee
I will be following this for future use as well! ...

I will be following this for future use as well! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 543,979
Posted By Annalee
The summer is good in that I am more lax with the...

The summer is good in that I am more lax with the exception of meals/nap but it is more chaotic in that kids are in and out on vacation, always sleepy/tired because they get no structure while they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 543,979
Posted By Annalee
It's all about money and the hours of care not...

It's all about money and the hours of care not the quality, professionalism nor legally-licensed way to too many clients. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 543,979
Posted By Annalee
I had a previous parent text me yesterday with a...

I had a previous parent text me yesterday with a copy of a "friend that wants to keep kids at home" contract and asked if she needed to add anything else. I replied with "I would be happy to help...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Annalee
likethisi have a few tables with one chair to it...

likethisi have a few tables with one chair to it and do this. I have also taken science boards and cut them in half making small cubicles with them for the larger tables with more chairs. I call it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By Annalee
Good for you, BC! happyface I could use a 10-day...

Good for you, BC! happyface I could use a 10-day hiatus from the daily grind. :D For once, we stayed home during the July 4th week and it was nice just to not HAVE to do anything. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 553
Posted By Annalee
I take many days throughout the year...

I take many days throughout the year (professional, personal, vacation, holidays, etc.) but charge 52 weeks a year. So much easier for me that way! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 284,234
Posted By Annalee
Today is my last day for the week! No vacation...

Today is my last day for the week! No vacation persay but I do plan on getting some things done. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By Annalee
I noticed you have Tennessee listed as your...

I noticed you have Tennessee listed as your state. I don't know of any place in Tennessee that offers "registered" child care. The "registered" program ended many years ago.??? I know of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By Annalee
I find it funny that parents allow their 1-2 year...

I find it funny that parents allow their 1-2 year old kids to walk in but when they begin to grow up turning 3 and we brag about them being a "big girl/boy" then the mom starts carrying them again...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By Annalee
Educators, providers or whatever the state wants...

Educators, providers or whatever the state wants to call us:lol: provide services but are a BUSINESS. Not sure if my state has a number of hours per day for subsidy care, however, they have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 543,979
Posted By Annalee
:hug:I hear ya! My brother has given me tons of...

:hug:I hear ya! My brother has given me tons of boxes of laminate to redo my floors and rip up carpet that is 25 years old (since we built it) but I'm afraid to begin afraid I will have some floor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 428
Posted By Annalee
I don't do any invoicing, I just hang my hand out...

I don't do any invoicing, I just hang my hand out with a receipt in it and get the cash or check every Monday morning. When I put the receipt in my hand, they will always say, "oh, it's pay day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 428
Posted By Annalee
I only use KidKare for the food program but it...

I only use KidKare for the food program but it has been a struggle this week with that. :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By Annalee
I hear ya!:lol: Some positive changes are about...

I hear ya!:lol: Some positive changes are about to happen here for FCC but I think education/specific training are going to be tied in with it.....so glad I went on to get my degree back when! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By Annalee
While I do work with my mom, FCC can be...

While I do work with my mom, FCC can be isolating. Absolutely NO ONE understands it unless they do it every day. I agree with Rosie Teddy, providers (or should I say educators as that is what the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 284,234
Posted By Annalee
I attended a a conference in my state this past...

I attended a a conference in my state this past weekend and got this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 543,979
Posted By Annalee
My last day was Wednesday last week so my kids...

My last day was Wednesday last week so my kids are exhausted today. We laid down thirty minute early today and pushed to make it that long. I had a couple with runny noses as well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By Annalee
We get an hour in between 9:00-10:00 in the...

We get an hour in between 9:00-10:00 in the morning during the summer and an hour between 2:30-3:30 in the fall/winter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By Annalee
I like the "less is more" concept. Too much can...

I like the "less is more" concept. Too much can be overwhelming for kids. i.e. many of my things count in many areas for multiple ages in the FCCERS-R book. I like having all things be accessible...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Annalee
This sounds like the child I recently gave notice...

This sounds like the child I recently gave notice to. After many conferences and offering resources, I give them notice as they were not interested in "helping" the issue. I agree with previous...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 212,873
Posted By Annalee
Dcg5 told me her brother got his drivers license,...

Dcg5 told me her brother got his drivers license, so I asked if he drove to school today....she said no, he isn't allowed to drive the school bus but he can drive our Tahoe:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 284,234
Posted By Annalee
Conducted two interviews for a set of twins and a...

Conducted two interviews for a set of twins and a dcg2 yesterday evening consecutively....have to say it was refreshing....sometimes getting a new outlook is what a daycare provider needs. Filled...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,414
Posted By Annalee
Have any of you noticed how some parents make...

Have any of you noticed how some parents make their kids walk in on their own at age 1-2 but at age 3-4 start carrying them in again....like they regress or something. Every day, I tell my mom, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 426
Posted By Annalee
I can see that happening here! :rolleyes:

I can see that happening here! :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 426
Posted By Annalee
Yes, I am in your state; they recently raised...

Yes, I am in your state; they recently raised those subsidy rates but that still doesn't mean they pay you on time. It also still doesn't mean they pay you when you close. So I stick to private...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 426
Posted By Annalee
QRIS is a game here and the provider decides how...

QRIS is a game here and the provider decides how far they want to play it. Rumor is "unannounced" assessments are in the works. There have been many Q & A sessions in the past month for input how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 426
Posted By Annalee
The money gradually goes away and there is no...

The money gradually goes away and there is no incentive except the state changing their licensing rules to comply with QRIS so we still get hung! Year 18 begins in August for QRIS...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,211
Posted By Annalee
The first FCCERS QRIS assessment allowed for me...

The first FCCERS QRIS assessment allowed for me to use dried pinto beans for sensory, but the Revised version stopped that and now I use birdseed which is still food but for animals? :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Annalee
I choose to get paid 52 weeks a year because...

I choose to get paid 52 weeks a year because that's just how I like being paid. But I have a provider friend that charges much more than I do per week but doesn't charge when closed. She makes the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 585
Posted By Annalee
I'm going to a QRIS Q&A in April. They are...

I'm going to a QRIS Q&A in April. They are having ten of these meetingsacross the state during that month. Don't really know why I'm going cause they never listen to what providers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 284,234
Posted By Annalee
Off the rest of the week! happyface Gonna...

Off the rest of the week! happyface

Gonna take in some NCAA tournament, getting a physical tomorrow and some outside work done on this beautiful weekend!

So needed this break to re-group and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Annalee
*All school holidays excluding Summer...

*All school holidays excluding Summer (Presidents, MLK, Veterans, etc.)
*Am off today and tomorrow as I take Th and Fr of Spring and Fall Break
*Two days around Memorial Day and July 4th
*Wed-Tues...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By Annalee
Getting out of my car and inside for drop-off and...

Getting out of my car and inside for drop-off and pick-up.

I could be to walmart and back before some of these parents can get out of their care and in the daycare.:lol::eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By Annalee
My nephew and niece (siblings 15 months apart)...

My nephew and niece (siblings 15 months apart) got the chicken pox while in Junior High and they were both vaccinated.??? I have seen this happen alot with chicken pox.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 543,979
Posted By Annalee
I have put a kid in kindy that I kept the father....

I have put a kid in kindy that I kept the father. I now have dcb3 and dcg3 whom I kept their mothers. I may hit my third generation of kids. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Annalee
I really like the gutter shelves. That is cool! ...

I really like the gutter shelves. That is cool! :)

oops this should have went to BC. Help, BC! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Annalee
I separate my books by theme into $1 ice buckets...

I separate my books by theme into $1 ice buckets from walmart. Each month I take the books from 2-3 themes and place in a shelf like this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 865
Posted By Annalee
Awesome! I would love to see the movie as well! ...

Awesome! I would love to see the movie as well! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,030
Posted By Annalee
It doesn't matter what your momma said, this is...

It doesn't matter what your momma said, this is what I expect!

Keep your hands to yourself, ummm keep your hands to yourself, xxxxx I said keep your hands to yourself!

Puzzles are not for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By Annalee
The local elementary school here have suspended...

The local elementary school here have suspended some kids because they are promoting the momo thing. My sons are in High School but had never seen it. What I was shown by a parent-friend was scary...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 543,979
Posted By Annalee
Hang in there! :hug:

Hang in there! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By Annalee
Yep, and if providers wore that saying on a...

Yep, and if providers wore that saying on a shirt, I am positive with the way things are now, we would cause a riot and beyond.:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 03:59 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 284,234
Posted By Annalee
It's FRIDAY! :)happyface

It's FRIDAY! :)happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,266
Posted By Annalee
I can see why neighbors would hate our daycares...

I can see why neighbors would hate our daycares with the way people act now. There is no "courteous, just do the right thing" among many people anymore. "SELF" has taken over. and unless providers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 944
Posted By Annalee
NOPE NOPE and NOPE...not acceptable!

NOPE NOPE and NOPE...not acceptable!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 944
Posted By Annalee
Maybe say something to the dcd like "I would feel...

Maybe say something to the dcd like "I would feel more comfortable with someone else picking up if you will be drinking alcohol at pickup". If he balks, the child will still have to be let go with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,266
Posted By Annalee
The only "cuss-out" I ever had came from a family...

The only "cuss-out" I ever had came from a family with a cop as the dad and a cdc nurse as the mom. They wanted to do as they pleased with every rule.:eek::confused::ouch:

I had to get the the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 04:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,266
Posted By Annalee
the stressors that come EVERY DAY with this job...

the stressors that come EVERY DAY with this job have surprised me...i.e. expectations from so many departments, doing my taxes correctly, dealing with the public, on and on and on.......When I opened...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 284,234
Posted By Annalee
Assessment over and done for another...

Assessment over and done for another year.happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By Annalee
The church operated preschool in my town adds up...

The church operated preschool in my town adds up the days for each month and gives an invoice to the parents two weeks prior to payment due date. They all pay a month in advance. If there is a snow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By Annalee
Me, too. Instead of letting it make me angry, I...

Me, too. Instead of letting it make me angry, I began following school schedule, too. Makes me feel so much better and I also get paid 52 weeks a year so no money losslikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 284,234
Posted By Annalee
Long weekend for me.....no daycare tomorrow! ...

Long weekend for me.....no daycare tomorrow! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By Annalee
likethisWhen I first began child care before...

likethisWhen I first began child care before cubbies came along, I used trash bags between the hanging coats. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By Annalee
I work about an hour every morning before...

I work about an hour every morning before opening...other than my mind being off-track with something daycare related, no physical work after hours except to attend a training. I do, however, spend...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,549
Posted By Annalee
The last few moms I have had with infants went...

The last few moms I have had with infants went South fast. I now only take infant siblings of children already enrolled. Just not worth my sanity or the time I waste "explaining why".:rolleyes::eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Annalee
After visiting medical doctors several times, I...

After visiting medical doctors several times, I went for an appt at the ENT a few years ago due to an ear problem. The dr laid me on the table and put a tube in (I was 46) and it hurt like crazy but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By Annalee
I have something like "all children must arrive...

I have something like "all children must arrive by 8:00 AMor be considered absent for the day...ms xxxxx door will be locked at 8:00 AM". :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By Annalee
I just want to do daycare....without all the...

I just want to do daycare....without all the worry of QRIS! Not sure if I even remember what that was like:ouch::rolleyes:

I begin every new year with QRIS renewal....I guess that's good timing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By Annalee
I have 11 sleep on cots with their own coverlets,...

I have 11 sleep on cots with their own coverlets, blankets and pillows....have one in pack and play in the same room. My daycare room is one large room with mini-kitchen and bathroom. I space them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By Annalee
I used to reply with an explanation, but it has...

I used to reply with an explanation, but it has become so much easier to just say "No".:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-25-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 284,234
Posted By Annalee
Told my boys (ages 15 and 17) not to get me up...

Told my boys (ages 15 and 17) not to get me up before 6 this morning and they were good about that:D But then we open presents and I am the one still up cooking while all are back in bed:lol: ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 894
Posted By Annalee
I think there are moms who bf for a long time for...

I think there are moms who bf for a long time for the nutritional value but I also have seen moms that make me go:eek:

Once I had a mom who would share stories of the dcg3 chasing her around the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,258
Posted By Annalee
Bath & Body Works Candle 2 bath and body works...

Bath & Body Works Candle
2 bath and body works hand soap
Bath and body works hand gel
Massage socks
Sams/Walmart Gift Card
Cookie mix in a jar
My favorite College Team shirt
Hand Cream
2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 04:01 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 284,234
Posted By Annalee
Today at 4:30......then time off till Jan 3. ...

Today at 4:30......then time off till Jan 3. happyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 212,873
Posted By Annalee
I would love some turnips with salt or ranch dip...

I would love some turnips with salt or ranch dip or both :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Annalee
I might could resort to doing it like CH...

I might could resort to doing it like CH suggested, but I could NEVER go back to not having my time off.....My time off is a deal breaker for me and I like getting paid so I can budget getting a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By Annalee
Cheap daycare is the name of the game right...

Cheap daycare is the name of the game right now...parents overlook so many things for "cheap".:confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By Annalee
That's not far at all from me...it was on our...

That's not far at all from me...it was on our local news... :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By Annalee
I am really surprised they did anything in...

I am really surprised they did anything in Alabama. They aren't very strict with their child care stipulations there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 212,873
Posted By Annalee
LOVE THAT! I saw one that said "the people who...

LOVE THAT! I saw one that said "the people who gripe about this current generation of parents raised them". :eek:So true:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,495
Posted By Annalee
Gradually, I reached a point in life where no...

Gradually, I reached a point in life where no money was worth some things. I am by no means wealthy, but my sanity is priceless. I have Been in child care for 34 years and in Family child Care for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,495
Posted By Annalee
my worst termination came with the dcm that would...

my worst termination came with the dcm that would not allow me to feed dcb11months. Things just escalated one day and I had her things ready when she arrived to pickup. She immediately tried to lay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,495
Posted By Annalee
1. Family of Breast Fed baby not allowing me to...

1. Family of Breast Fed baby not allowing me to feed them.
2. Refusing to keep immunizations current.
3. Non-payment
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By Annalee
Times have changed for sure when it comes to...

Times have changed for sure when it comes to parenting....and I think we've all had this situation happen. I now have a gate separating the daycare room from the foyer where parents sign in/out. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 284,234
Posted By Annalee
My licenser came today, too, for a quarterly...

My licenser came today, too, for a quarterly unannounced visit. (I get quarterly visits per year since I have the max stars...no stars get 6 visits per year. She scheduled my annual re-evalution...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By Annalee
I attended one years ago but soon learned to say...

I attended one years ago but soon learned to say "NO"...When asked now, I tell them my "off" time is spent with family or tending to errands, etc. but thanks for the invite....rinse and repeat! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,556
Posted By Annalee
Oh wow, in the beginning I had no organization...

Oh wow, in the beginning I had no organization and allowed parents to walk all over me. I even kept too many kids not really knowing the rules. I kept kids all hours of the day. When I began I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 284,234
Posted By Annalee
One more day and off till Monday....happyface

One more day and off till Monday....happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Omg
Views: 554
Posted By Annalee
Hang in there!:hug:

Hang in there!:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By Annalee
I have my CDA portfolio still. I would email...

I have my CDA portfolio still. I would email portions of it to my mentor as I completed it so when my observer came it was ready. I think I also took it to the place where I took my test and she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,182
Posted By Annalee
EXACTLY!!!!!:eek: At the end of the day, this is...

EXACTLY!!!!!:eek: At the end of the day, this is a BUSINESS!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,814
Posted By Annalee
My confession for the week, I have been only...

My confession for the week, I have been only facilitating kids this week....they are having a blast and well-behaved but so much on my mind this week! Someone visited me and couldn't believe I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,182
Posted By Annalee
I'm better at being "firm" but have by no means...

I'm better at being "firm" but have by no means mastered it and things still come up that make me go:eek:

My weakest point is I want to BELIEVE everyone. I feel I am trustworthy so I expect the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,183
Posted By Annalee
You are definitely going to have to "tell" him in...

You are definitely going to have to "tell" him in an "or else" kind of way. I know the issue seems small to him but it is huge to you......just like making my parents walk across the porch to my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,811
Posted By Annalee
Normally, I don't post on nonsensical post like...

Normally, I don't post on nonsensical post like this, but I'm in a mood today:lol: Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and, for the record, I am very responsible with or without getting paid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By Annalee
I have did the one week on/one week off before...

I have did the one week on/one week off before but the dcm that was one week on paid for the absent week as well to keep her spot. The dcd paid someone else on his week. This went on for a year but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 543,979
Posted By Annalee
My dc kids have been awesome this morning.....all...

My dc kids have been awesome this morning.....all while the eye-screening people came to take pics of their eyes I tell them (one kid thinks he was being checked to see if he was color blind like his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,787
Posted By Annalee
My biggest daycare issue is the STATE/QRIS...

My biggest daycare issue is the STATE/QRIS draining me which is number ONE, but weather-related, it is the threat of Tornadoes here; just had an outbreak last week. We follow the school system when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 543,979
Posted By Annalee
We had a skunk somehow get in our central air...

We had a skunk somehow get in our central air unit outside once....our heat was gas so we thought we had a gas leak the smell was so strong. When the gas company came out they knew immediately what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,276
Posted By Annalee
I have taken "clients" back twice and both times...

I have taken "clients" back twice and both times it ended bad....learned my lesson on that! :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 654
Posted By Annalee
Here lately, things have been so busy that when I...

Here lately, things have been so busy that when I close for the day, I am immediately heading to do something else on the run and I have that quick thought "oh no, were all the kids gone".:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 972
Posted By Annalee
Yep that being the key word.....as I am preparing...

Yep that being the key word.....as I am preparing contracts for renewal in the next week to get them complete before the holidays; I have added a raise, a couple extra closings, and "it is my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 972
Posted By Annalee
I think you done what you should have. I charged...

I think you done what you should have. I charged a $66 late fee last week. I charge $10 the first minute per child and and $1 a minute per child after that. Made them pay before leaving the two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 979
Posted By Annalee
When I first began child care, I felt intimidated...

When I first began child care, I felt intimidated by those with more experience because I felt I could never reach the point they were at. I even thought they were "mean" to parents but now, after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 979
Posted By Annalee
Same here! It does take alot of "reminding;...

Same here! It does take alot of "reminding; rinse and repeat" sometimes but it can happen. I have severel child-sized tables to avoid the standing/running/jumping around thing. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By Annalee
Happy Birthday! I think we can make it to a...

Happy Birthday! I think we can make it to a "whole century". My great grandma was 103 when she passedhappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By Annalee
I have these...

I have these https://www.schooloutfitters.com/catalog/product_family_info/pfam_id/PFAM54985
and I really like them. But when I got them it was a few years ago and much cheaper. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By Annalee
Things like you posted is exactly why I began...

Things like you posted is exactly why I began closing earlier and taking more days off and allotting "family days".
I got tired of "asking" because you always have that one inconsiderate parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By Annalee
Here, the violations are placed on the door....so...

Here, the violations are placed on the door....so parents should have known.
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