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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,195
Posted By cassiesue
Balmex is my fave!

Balmex is my fave!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By cassiesue
I do not change my schedule or routine at all for...

I do not change my schedule or routine at all for drop-ins and I have several. I think routine is important. I have a small group, so they like having the drop-ins.

Good luck no matter what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,341
Posted By cassiesue
This is why I prefer not to take sibling pairs...

This is why I prefer not to take sibling pairs on, although I have several. My latest are 2 girls one is 11-months-old and the other is 4-years-old. The 4-year-old is constantly trying to take care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,773
Posted By cassiesue
lol @ finding other care response!!! And :eek: at...

lol @ finding other care response!!! And :eek: at the nerve of that parent!

Yes I wish I had the nerve. My motto is:

I wanna be BlackCat31 when I grow up, lol!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By cassiesue
I understand your frustration though with dad's...

I understand your frustration though with dad's lack of follow through. I have a dcg, 4-years-old, that is in dire need of an evaluation, but mom refuses to see it. She is really doing her child a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By cassiesue
When the mother of the 3 girls mentioned the...

When the mother of the 3 girls mentioned the medication I advised that I would not administer the meds to her younger 2 children. She was not happy and actually had her pediatrician write a note...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By cassiesue
I care for a 4-year-old that is prescribed...

I care for a 4-year-old that is prescribed adderall and clonidine! :O He has been on it since age 3...

I used to care for 3 girls - age 2, 4, and 5 and all 3 were on adderall.

In my opinion,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,743
Posted By cassiesue
I also agree with PlayCare's rules and that is...

I also agree with PlayCare's rules and that is basically what I do. As I offer 23.45 care anyway all interviews have the potential to occur when dcks may be present.

I prefer to schedule them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,190
Posted By cassiesue
I agree with transitioning him to a cot. We are...

I agree with transitioning him to a cot. We are not allowed to keep them in a pnp after they hit 12-months-old here. We can either use the approved cots or a 2" mat. I prefer the mats as they take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,773
Posted By cassiesue
Personally I like it, especially the "in your...

Personally I like it, especially the "in your face" wording. Leaves zero room for confusion! Although not sure I could do that myself; so I'll be passive-aggressive and share this link on my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,565
Posted By cassiesue
I never used it with my children due to it...

I never used it with my children due to it potentially causing respiratory issues. I do not use it with my dcks either. I will apply Balmex if I feel a dck needs it, but I have an authorization...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By cassiesue
I use highchairs as well during food prep. I...

I use highchairs as well during food prep. I provide them with a bit of finger foods to keep them busy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,268
Posted By cassiesue
I do not participate yet. It is on my mental to...

I do not participate yet. It is on my mental to do list to check it out. I am such a procrastinator. I was concerned it would be too much additional work.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,509
Posted By cassiesue
Lol, right. She is breaking a rule I have as in...

Lol, right. She is breaking a rule I have as in not accepting family members. I currently have 2 family members enrolled, but did so against my better judgment. And will not do it again in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,509
Posted By cassiesue
I am well aware that running a daycare is far...

I am well aware that running a daycare is far more than: "getting paid to sit home and do nothing" as I operate one. However, the aunt of one of my dcbs apparently does not hence my comment.

The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,648
Posted By cassiesue
What are your thoughts on a ball pit? I just...

What are your thoughts on a ball pit? I just ordered this for the under 3 play-room:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01E2X47SG?psc=1

I already have a small one and the babies really enjoy it. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,500
Posted By cassiesue
If I am busy preparing meals etc. I will give...

If I am busy preparing meals etc. I will give both babies a pouch. They are in the high chair. They are able to feed themselves with it. They do make a huge mess as I think equal amounts get in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,509
Posted By cassiesue
Me too please. My 2 infants were not prepared. ...

Me too please. My 2 infants were not prepared. I have one slated to start in January. My 8-month-old will be leaving in 3 weeks as her aunt decided it would be nice to quit her job, stay home and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,500
Posted By cassiesue
I have 2 infants as well. One is 6-months-old and...

I have 2 infants as well. One is 6-months-old and the other is 8-months-old. Neither of their parents have an interest in feeding their babies any food yet.

However, I have let them know that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,475
Posted By cassiesue
I agree with the others in regard to creating and...

I agree with the others in regard to creating and sticking to a schedule. Also agree with the suggestion of letting the children that did behave engage in a coveted activity. I just started this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,339
Posted By cassiesue
Contact for the purpose of collecting a debt is...

Contact for the purpose of collecting a debt is not harassment it is collections. However once someone advises you to stop you have to heed their warning or it could be construed as harassment.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,307
Posted By cassiesue
The 4-year-old twin girls I keep have 2 moms. It...

The 4-year-old twin girls I keep have 2 moms. It has not been an issue at all. In fact, in the last 2 years I have only had 1 other parent even comment on it. Generally this family is like my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,412
Posted By cassiesue
True Blackcat31! The captain must always go down...

True Blackcat31! The captain must always go down with the ship.

I just thought that maybe my comment was misunderstood. And tried to clarify. Yes provider has legal liability, but she was NOT...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By cassiesue
I feel for you. Is there any way to maybe...

I feel for you. Is there any way to maybe increase the amount of time they are outside? Or even rearrange the schedule and break up outside time into 2 separate times so that maybe they can dispel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,412
Posted By cassiesue
And just curious, but what did mom say?

And just curious, but what did mom say?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,412
Posted By cassiesue
And for the record in case my post was...

And for the record in case my post was misunderstood, I got that the caregiver had no liability in this and it was definitely not with her knowledge or consent. I was mad at the audacity of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2016, 03:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,278
Posted By cassiesue
I have 2 families like this. However, neither can...

I have 2 families like this. However, neither can afford to pay the full rate. So I reduced them to drop-in status. I care for both families often enough that it is worth it to me.

Both families...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 45,433
Posted By cassiesue
Love this thread and am ordering the book! ...

Love this thread and am ordering the book!

I know I do tend to take on too much. Then I end up chastising myself after the fact. I tend to over-empathize with my clients, both my dcps and my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,995
Posted By cassiesue
I get pics of the kids and make an ornament out...

I get pics of the kids and make an ornament out of them, but not as fancy as them snow globe ones, but I might steal that idea this year as they look great.

I have the older kids cut out small...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,412
Posted By cassiesue
OMG I would be livid!!! I do sick care, but no...

OMG I would be livid!!! I do sick care, but no way in H&ll would I let a kid bring their own medicine and keep it in his backpack.

In fact, I have a permission slip they sign for routine OTC...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,457
Posted By cassiesue
It is against the regulations here in Georgia as...

It is against the regulations here in Georgia as well. I hold the 5-month-old I keep for all feedings. The 7-month-old I hold her for about 1/2 as she is able to hold it herself while sitting up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2016, 05:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,824
Posted By cassiesue
Thanks Blackcat31. Will do!

Thanks Blackcat31. Will do!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,235
Posted By cassiesue
My clients are similar to Cat Herder's and a...

My clients are similar to Cat Herder's and a couple that are in manufacturing, so they do appreciate this service. They trust my judgment to limit the group's exposure to the child that is ill. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,824
Posted By cassiesue
Is this open to anyone and if so how do we sign...

Is this open to anyone and if so how do we sign up? Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,491
Posted By cassiesue
I have only been in business about 2 years. This...

I have only been in business about 2 years. This site has made me aware that I need to redo my contract and create a separate handbook. As it stands now my contract is almost 5 pages long & almost...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 64,515
Posted By cassiesue
Thanks for the advice thus far. Mike I am...

Thanks for the advice thus far.

Mike I am going to try your advice and attempt to use one of those free template sites. Do you have a preference over WIX or Weebly? Is one better suited for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2016, 06:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 64,515
Posted By cassiesue
recent efforts?

I know this thread is old, but has anyone recently set up their daycare's website or Facebook page?

I bought my domain name (I think that is what it is called) back in July although I have yet to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,491
Posted By cassiesue
I do drop-in care. However, I never reserve a...

I do drop-in care. However, I never reserve a space or contract days for them. Drop-in, at my center, requires 24 hours notice. If I am available we make an agreement at that time. I have a 3 hour...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
Posted By cassiesue
Max, Lol, no, but there is a lot missing in my...

Max,
Lol, no, but there is a lot missing in my handbook! This forum has been a real eye opener. I am in the process of rewriting my handbook thanks to ideas I have gotten from this forum. I have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,467
Posted By cassiesue
The public schools here do not call if a child is...

The public schools here do not call if a child is absent either.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
Posted By cassiesue
I do allow this. However, only for children age 4...

I do allow this. However, only for children age 4 and up as he has small toys like legos that would be inappropriate for dcks. The parents are aware of this option and tour his room as part of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,575
Posted By cassiesue
Sorry your party didn't go as well. I hate when...

Sorry your party didn't go as well. I hate when parents want to come to parties. Seems to get the kids riled up.

I love Halloween. I like for my 5-year-old to participate in as many activities as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,235
Posted By cassiesue
I also do this. It is listed in my policy that...

I also do this. It is listed in my policy that sick care will be provided at my discretion. I isolate the sick child from the others. I generally limit their activities to quiet things - books,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,643
Posted By cassiesue
I'd quit effective immediately. To be nice I'd...

I'd quit effective immediately. To be nice I'd offer to pay for 2 week's care at a local center of their choice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By cassiesue
I also have twin girls that are mean to each...

I also have twin girls that are mean to each other often without provocation. I do know the parents (2 moms) favor the smaller twin (they are identical and personally I have to put them side by side...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By cassiesue
Here the schools encourage it. They wore their...

Here the schools encourage it. They wore their costumes to school Friday. They had spooky family science night last Monday which I took the dcks on a field trip to. They also had a fall festival...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,037
Posted By cassiesue
Max I just checked and the law in Mn is quite...

Max I just checked and the law in Mn is quite similar to Georgia's. If you were not married to the child's father then:

Mn statute 257.541 states: "The biological mother of a child born to a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,037
Posted By cassiesue
Well I live in Georgia and used to work as a...

Well I live in Georgia and used to work as a paralegal. I also assist people, by word of mouth only, with preparing their legal petitions so that they can file them pro se.

Our law here is quite...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By cassiesue
Mine call me Nonnie, as that is what my...

Mine call me Nonnie, as that is what my 5-year-old adopted son (bio grandchild) calls me. They call my husband Papa.

Thus far I have only had 1 parent complain. but she eventually got over it and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2016, 07:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,467
Posted By cassiesue
Live near there

I haven't really been following the trial, but do live near there. I'm not sure if he did it on purpose or not, but I do know he received a group email or text from his child's center and that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 636
Posted By cassiesue
I like the idea of using Halloween as a means to...

I like the idea of using Halloween as a means to get your name out there. Years ago, in a different business, we had pencils made with the business info on and passed them out with the candy. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 25,805
Posted By cassiesue
Yes I know it is an old thread ;)

I love water play!!! I have a kiddie pool set up that is about 3 feet deep and 10 feet long. I also have a smaller kiddie pool for anyone in diapers.

During the summer I had several children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2016, 06:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,958
Posted By cassiesue
Agree with the others

I especially like the above suggestion "kids only I'll send you pictures". And leave it at that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,121
Posted By cassiesue
I agree with the FB suggestions

I agree with those that suggested using Facebook as a way to get clients. I have been in business a little longer than a year. I currently have 7 children from 3 families. I have gotten all of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,249
Posted By cassiesue
Another one

I have another child like this, a 3-year-old little girl. The very first day I had her she literally screamed all day. When a nurse called about an appointment she couldn't help but overhear. I joked...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-15-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,478
Posted By cassiesue
Me too please

I don't see the join button either. Thanks in advance!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2016, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,249
Posted By cassiesue
Just termed my first family and they had a child like this

I just termed my first family and they had a 2-year-old boy exactly like this, although that is not why I termed them.

He supposedly had been in childcare before. It seemed like he just did not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2016, 05:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,133
Posted By cassiesue
Above post is mine. it seems I get logged out from here every time I exit

This is what I see as far as the first pic: *Image is Moderated so you cannot view it yet...bah!!!

I can see the second pic and the floors are gorgeous!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,800
Posted By cassiesue
Smile Blackcat31

Hi there. I had to term my first family this past Monday. Based on several of the issues I had w/ them I realize I need to update my handbook.

Do you mind sharing a copy with me as well. I'd like...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-12-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,367
Posted By cassiesue
Hi all.

Hi everyone. My name is Cassie Sue and I run a Family Child Care Learning Center. I am relatively new to the business. I opened in August of 2015.

I am so glad I found this site. I wish I had...
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