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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By CountryRoads
Leaving for preschool?

Just curious what others' thoughts/experiences are on this.

On one hand, I would love to only keep kids until they are, say 3 or 4, and then they go to preschool. Unfortunately, most kids here do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 07:25 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Dcm is such a complainer. About everything....

Dcm is such a complainer. About everything. Everyday at drop-off and pick-up, I have to listen to some rant about how her child is so difficult and how hard she has it with a child like him. Which...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 241
Posted By CountryRoads
You can do a search for "door knob covers" on...

You can do a search for "door knob covers" on Amazon and find them right away. I also use them on a couple other doors where I don't want the kids having access to!

They work great for me!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 241
Posted By CountryRoads
I'm required to have these, too. We have the...

I'm required to have these, too.

We have the "Schlage Panic Proof" door knobs. I just keep one of those door knob cover things on the door going outside so I don't have any escapees :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 10:43 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
As soon as we came in from outside, he took them...

As soon as we came in from outside, he took them off himself and put them away :rolleyes:

Maybe it's one of those he "saves the drama for his mama" moments. He knows I expect it from him, and I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 07:32 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Dcb2.5 has a hard time doing anything for himself...

Dcb2.5 has a hard time doing anything for himself (taking off coat, taking off shoes, etc.) - because his mom does it all for him.

We've been working on taking his shoes off and he's able to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 07:43 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Dcb2 is a momma's boy and has separation anxiety...

Dcb2 is a momma's boy and has separation anxiety issues. He was doing so much better and was reaching for me and waving bye to mom at drop-off.

He went on vacation for 2 weeks and now we are back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By CountryRoads
Do you require notice? I require 2 week...

Do you require notice?

I require 2 week notice that must be paid regardless of attendance.

So, if a parent told me August 30 that their child can start preschool September 1, they would still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 650
Posted By CountryRoads
Oh my gosh! I don't know how long I would require...

Oh my gosh! I don't know how long I would require him to stay home, but I would be so paranoid.

What if he fell at daycare? Bonked heads with another kids? It's hard to keep a 3 year old confined...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2019, 05:49 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Thankfully, our kids didn't get it! But, one of...

Thankfully, our kids didn't get it! But, one of my dck got it over the weekend.

I made sure I let dcm know :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2019, 08:24 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Dcb threw up right at pick up last night. He was...

Dcb threw up right at pick up last night. He was completely fine all day and it was very sudden, and he was completely fine afterwards.

Policy states no vomiting for 24 hours. It really did seem...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By CountryRoads
I've given away a part time spot (well, 1 day a...

I've given away a part time spot (well, 1 day a week) to a full time spot before. It made sense because a full time spot was more money for me.

I didn't give them the option of being full time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 289,890
Posted By CountryRoads
My weekend begins at 5:30 today! Closed daycare...

My weekend begins at 5:30 today! Closed daycare tomorrow so my own kids can have me all to themselves. I'm so excited to spend the day with them tomorrow lovethis

Wish I would've took a couple...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,258
Posted By CountryRoads
This kind of reminds me of something that...

This kind of reminds me of something that happened in a town close by a couple years ago.

The mom forgot to drop off her 4 month old son at daycare and went to work, leaving him in his seat the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 07:18 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Dcm lets dcb3 run the show. He refused to leave...

Dcm lets dcb3 run the show. He refused to leave last night, and mom just played into it.

"Come on, it's time to go."

"okay, I'm leaving then, bye!"

"I'm going to go home without you."

She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2,032
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Posted By CountryRoads
While I dread Monday's (2 extra kids who are a...

While I dread Monday's (2 extra kids who are a little on the wild side), it sure makes the rest of the week seem so much easier! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 02:02 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Okay, well let me rephrase it. In my...

Okay, well let me rephrase it.

In my opinion, and that's just what it is - my opinion - 13 is alot of kids for 1 person.

But kudos to the providers who can care for that many kids, cause I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 01:55 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
In my state the max is 10 without an assistant,...

In my state the max is 10 without an assistant, so it seems like alot to me. Especially since she's not licensed and shouldn't have more than 2.

Wasn't geared towards anyone on here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 11:44 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I'm glad you said something! I didn't have the...

I'm glad you said something! I didn't have the guts to :lol:

It also crossed my mind that how could these parents be okay with that many other kids and only 1 provider??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 11:12 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Talked with a woman at an event, asked what I do....

Talked with a woman at an event, asked what I do. I told her I run a licensed in-home daycare.

She told me she also watches kids and said she had 13 kids that day. Turns out she's not even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By CountryRoads
I give a menu out before the week begins, so...

I give a menu out before the week begins, so parents know what their kids are eating. If a parent knows their child doesn't like something, then I assume they know they may not eat it. I've never had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By CountryRoads
I switch things around. I like to use what I have...

I switch things around. I like to use what I have on hand already since I also pay for everything out of pocket.

I used to do more expensive meals that required a lot of prep work and that got...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 727
Posted By CountryRoads
I supply bug spray and have signed permission...

I supply bug spray and have signed permission slips allowing me to apply it as needed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By CountryRoads
I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2019, 01:38 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I think she didnt want to commit to picking up at...

I think she didnt want to commit to picking up at a certain time, so "just to be on the safe side", she said she would pick up at closing time :rolleyes:

Funny how sometimes the last kids in care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2019, 12:47 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Dcb is going to be the last one picked up and...

Dcb is going to be the last one picked up and probably right at closing time "to be on the safe side."

Dcm doesn't even work. Grrr.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By CountryRoads
Daily Schedule

I'd like to do a daily schedule so the parents know what we do during the day, what time we eat, etc.

My problem is I don't want it to be too specific. For example, we would normally do art/craft...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By CountryRoads
I agree with everyone else! I would absolutely...

I agree with everyone else! I would absolutely close.

I (usually) don't tell anyone why daycare is closed. It's nobody's business.

If it was something last minute, then I may just say I have an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,032
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Posted By CountryRoads
A simple message of appreciation means so much...

A simple message of appreciation means so much lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2019, 07:10 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
A parent asked me a few questions this morning...

A parent asked me a few questions this morning which were all addressed in the handbook.

Does anyone read those things anymore?

Maybe she thought by asking me in person, my answer would change...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By CountryRoads
Thanks everyone! I do have a lot of the M&D...

Thanks everyone!

I do have a lot of the M&D pretend food for our kitchen set. Some of it is like a soft rubber and so is easy to clean! The wooden food though has chipped and been chewed off.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2019, 07:50 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Let's see... DCF1 - Showed up 20 minutes...

Let's see...

DCF1 - Showed up 20 minutes before opening this morning, dcd has the day off.

DCF2 - Caused a meltdown and chaos at drop-off by letting her child bring a treat (because he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By CountryRoads
Pretend Play

Does anyone have the Melissa and Doug grocery store set?

I need to update and get some new toys, but it is almost $200, so just want to make sure it's worth it and can withstand some abuse.

Or,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2019, 07:35 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Dcm made a comment about how the center in town...

Dcm made a comment about how the center in town was doing a fundraiser for some new equipment.

"I mean, they have to pay for everything themselves!"

Umm...and what do you think home providers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By CountryRoads
Good for you! And how rude of that mom. She...

Good for you!

And how rude of that mom. She probably wasn't even looking for somewhere else. She just needed to have the last word.

I know the day that I quit doing daycare will be because of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2019, 02:08 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Why do all the neighborhood kids come to our...

Why do all the neighborhood kids come to our house?

I feel bad for my oldest kid, but come on. I'm working. I don't want extra kids hanging around our house.

I feel like a fun hater :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By CountryRoads
You're right, I guess it's just easier for some...

You're right, I guess it's just easier for some people to use that word. In my head I was like "I'm not the teenage girl down that street that baby sits for date night." :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By CountryRoads
Thank you! What a great resource!

Thank you! What a great resource!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By CountryRoads
Feeling Down

I'm in such a funk and am really disliking my job lately.

I have good policies and I enforce them, but I hate that I even have to enforce them. I feel like some dcp don't have respect for me or my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 05:47 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
That is one of my biggest frustrations. I...

That is one of my biggest frustrations.

I have a "no toys from home" policy and almost every morning, dcb comes with a toy. "He won't leave the house without something in his hands." And who's the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 02:50 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I feel like every time I do something to...

I feel like every time I do something to accommodate a family, I get taken advantage of.

I allow this family to drop off their child 15 minutes before I open when dad is on day shift. Well, dad is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 998
Posted By CountryRoads
I have a mom who has not been working for about 6...

I have a mom who has not been working for about 6 weeks now. Hasn't found another job, not sure if she's seriously even looking for one. She has not once kept her child for more than she is forced...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 07:05 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Dcm was "let go" from her job almost a month ago....

Dcm was "let go" from her job almost a month ago. She finally told me last week.

She pays, so it's none of my business what she does during the day, but really dcm? You need to bring him from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By CountryRoads
I give them things they are interested in. I try...

I give them things they are interested in. I try to keep it around the same amount for everybody. We just had a birthday last week and I spent $25.

I have a fairly small group, though. If I had a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 08:05 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Dcm must've thought I was older than I am due to...

Dcm must've thought I was older than I am due to the age of our oldest child.

"Omg, you're just a baby, you're just a baby."

Not a big deal, just a little irked by her response. I am younger...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By CountryRoads
Scholastic

I signed up for Scholastic about a month ago now. They have yet to verify my daycare, or "home school" as they have it listed.

Did it take this long for anyone else? Do they not do it in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 07:13 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
While I try to focus on the positives on this...

While I try to focus on the positives on this job, it's easy to just see the negatives.

My son starts an activity next week, and I'm unable to drop him off or pick him up. My kids miss out on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 08:10 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I've got that, too! It's very clear a couple of...

I've got that, too! It's very clear a couple of them have colds. I told one mom that we have colds going around when she told me how cranky he was this weekend. "Well, I don't think his is a cold. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By CountryRoads
That's not fair! As if you can help it?? I...

That's not fair! As if you can help it??

I always wonder if I'm cut out to do this job. Hopefully I don't have to do it forever.

I've noticed that parents (not all) can be selfish and have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 658
Posted By CountryRoads
What Do You Consider A Fever?

My policy has always stated 100.0 or higher goes home. I had just read that 100.3 and higher is considered a fever?

I'm super paranoid about fevers even since I had HFM come in and wipe out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 07:08 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
So, apparently a phlegmy cough is a sign of...

So, apparently a phlegmy cough is a sign of teething?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,328
Posted By CountryRoads
I'm up at the same time everyday, so it wouldn't...

I'm up at the same time everyday, so it wouldn't make a difference to me. Communication would be nice, though!

There's a family that I open 20 minutes early for, but was supposed to start in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By CountryRoads
Thanks! I'm taking 8 days and didn't know if...

Thanks!

I'm taking 8 days and didn't know if it was "too" many. I felt like it wasn't, but I always tend to feel guilty and second guess myself. :(

Only 2 of the days are to spend with my own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 07:58 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
:eek::eek: Yuck!

:eek::eek:
Yuck!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 07:57 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
After being sick, parent swears child just has a...

After being sick, parent swears child just has a runny nose - nothing else.

Child has been sneezing and coughing plus the runny nose since he got here.

Do they think we're stupid?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By CountryRoads
How Many Days Are You Closed in The Summer?

I'm about to hand out my summer schedule and am curious as to how many closures everyone else has?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,226
Posted By CountryRoads
I definitely know what you're talking about! I...

I definitely know what you're talking about! I hear the "he/she wouldn't let me..." a lot.

A couple weeks ago, dcb was throwing a tantrum and was hitting his mom in the face and pulling her hair....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 07:32 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Was closed a week last summer to take a little...

Was closed a week last summer to take a little trip. Chose that specific week because I would have had 3 families gone anyway. It was more convenient for them and they saved $$ since I don't charge...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By CountryRoads
I had this happen not too long ago! The child is...

I had this happen not too long ago! The child is still in a diaper and somehow managed to get it on his arms...yuck. I stuck the child in the bath and messaged mom to let her know what happened. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 05:49 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Dcb3 was smacking dcm in the face and pulling her...

Dcb3 was smacking dcm in the face and pulling her hair during his tantrum.

She laughed and did absolutely nothing.

No words.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By CountryRoads
I didn't think about the fact that I could be...

I didn't think about the fact that I could be responsible! Yikes!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 12:22 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I had my first allergy excuse this morning. ...

I had my first allergy excuse this morning.

"She has a bad cough, but no fever. It must be allergies."

I don't know for sure that it's not allergies, but she has been coughing non stop during...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By CountryRoads
Irresponsible

Dcm is a slight mess. She has 2 kids enrolled and she doesn't ever have control of them when she picks up.

My daycare is downstairs and for right now, everyone comes in through the upstairs and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 08:56 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Dcg gets downstairs, dcm takes off her shoes and...

Dcg gets downstairs, dcm takes off her shoes and says "we need to take off your shoes, you have mud all over them from playing in the field yesterday." This is AFTER walking all through our upstairs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By CountryRoads
Thank you Michael!

Thank you Michael!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2019, 12:56 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Need Help With RSV Response ASAP Please!

Dcg1 has been out almost 2 weeks. She got rsv and was on oxygen all last week, she came off of it on Friday. Dcm said she will be back tomorrow but sent the following text:


"...the doctor did...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 07:49 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I have that problem today. Very chilly outside...

I have that problem today. Very chilly outside and 2 dcks are in shorts and sandals.

Dcm: I should've looked at the forecast. It's not very warm out. They don't have any spare clothes, so sorry
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2019, 02:11 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Please Tell Me This Is Normal

Dcb2 does good for me, but the second he sees his mom/dad/grandma he is instantly whiny, fussy, crying for something.

When he starts crying/whining when he sees mom, she asks me if he had a bad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By CountryRoads
I would have to agree with the pp. I used to...

I would have to agree with the pp.

I used to watch my nephew and it ended up being a really bad situation. They took advantage of me and thought that my rules and policies didn't apply to them....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2019, 08:04 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
After sending out a letter last week asking...

After sending out a letter last week asking parents not to medicate their child before dropping off, I had a dcm make a comment about her grouchy, crying, runny-nosed child this morning:

"She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By CountryRoads
Would You Charge?

I closed a couple hours early on Friday. I gave the option that if picking up early doesn't work for them, they could use a backup for the day and I wouldn't bill them.

Everyone still planned to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By CountryRoads
Do you think the 48 hour rule works because...

Do you think the 48 hour rule works because parents don't want to risk not having care for 2 days? I've heard this before and I'd like to know the reasoning behind it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By CountryRoads
Dose and Drop

I know there are a lot of threads on this, I was just wanting some advice on wording.

I've had some problems this cold season with dose and drops. I had one yesterday, and I've about had it. It's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2019, 11:06 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Ugh, another round of illness has hit us again....

Ugh, another round of illness has hit us again. Coughs, runny noses.

Dcm dropped off dcb this morning. I mentioned he didn't look like he feels good. "I checked and he didn't have a fever this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By CountryRoads
Sunscreen/Bug Spray

For those of you that supply sunscreen and bug spray, what kind do you use?

Last year, I used Babyganics for both, and I wasn't a huge fan. I'd like to switch!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2019, 01:56 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
You're generous once and give someone something...

You're generous once and give someone something at no cost, and then they always expect it after that. Lesson learned!

Not daycare related, BTW. I would never give my services for free ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 895
Posted By CountryRoads
Here's a new one for me. A balloon. This 2...

Here's a new one for me.

A balloon. This 2 year old child brought in a blown-up balloon on a string, because according to mom "he wouldn't leave the house without it." I should've "accidentally"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By CountryRoads
Yeah, I know I should have said something when...

Yeah, I know I should have said something when she filled out the contract but I have a hard time finding my backbone :dislike:

If she said anything this year about not paying last year, I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By CountryRoads
Yes, that sound great! I feel like I may...

Yes, that sound great!

I feel like I may still need to say something to her beforehand. I get paid after care is provided (I know that not very many do this! I live in a tiny town and know all my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By CountryRoads
She hasn't said anything. I was going to just...

She hasn't said anything. I was going to just continue to bill her for 5 days a week, I'm just worried she is going to say something.

When she filled out my contract (they started in August), they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 515
Posted By CountryRoads
Oh, gotcha! I don't know anything about the food...

Oh, gotcha! I don't know anything about the food program lol

I had a parent who always wrapped one of those necklaces around her child's ankle. You would think those things would be a safety...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By CountryRoads
I do a daily rate. They pick what days they need...

I do a daily rate. They pick what days they need care, and are billed for those days regardless of attendance. So, right now they are paying for 5 days a week, but only need care 4 days a week next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 515
Posted By CountryRoads
I'm not on the food program, so I don't know if...

I'm not on the food program, so I don't know if this will be any help, but I don't supply "specialty" foods.

I serve what it is on my menu, and if a parent would like something different, then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By CountryRoads
Schedule Changes

Dcm goes down to 4 days a week from May to October. She doesn't need Friday care and doesn't drop off on Fridays.

I haven't mentioned it to her or brought it up, but I'm pretty sure she's not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 895
Posted By CountryRoads
I hear this all the time, too! Mostly from...

I hear this all the time, too!

Mostly from one family. Her child has brought in kitchen utensils, an air pump, worn spurs, all because he wouldn't "let her" take those things away :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 915
Posted By CountryRoads
I miss out on literally almost everything that my...

I miss out on literally almost everything that my son does at school. I have never been to a school party, assembly, awards ceremony, or field trip since I started daycare. So, my son knows about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 915
Posted By CountryRoads
I will definitely be closing early. It's TWO...

I will definitely be closing early. It's TWO days. And only closing an 1.5 hour early at the earliest. I've realized it's no big deal :)

Thanks for all the input!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 915
Posted By CountryRoads
I already miss so many school events in my...

I already miss so many school events in my childs' life, I refuse to miss out on everything.

Luckily for me, I have a job where I can make my own schedule :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 915
Posted By CountryRoads
The games are only in April! I would only need to...

The games are only in April! I would only need to close early 2 days - 4:00 one day and 5:00 another day (I close at 5:30).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 915
Posted By CountryRoads
Thoughts on Closing Early for Sports?

My son is in sports and games have started. To make all the games, I will have to close early a few days. The earliest would be closing at 4.

Last year, I didn't close early at all and missed half...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By CountryRoads
I made this mistake before with a former family....

I made this mistake before with a former family. I let it slide once, and then it happened the again the next 2 months after.

I finally sent her a text and said something like "I can no longer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 740
Posted By CountryRoads
I've offered before, but the parent will usually...

I've offered before, but the parent will usually do it. I would direct them where the changing area is.

I had a parent just plop their kid down on the daycare kitchen floor and change her child's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5,284
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 555,685
Posted By CountryRoads
Well, won't have to worry about the dog anymore....

Well, won't have to worry about the dog anymore. Accidentally got ran over this morning by their son. I'm SO sad :( She was just a puppy. But when you don't fence your dogs, what do you expect?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 968
Posted By CountryRoads
That thing is huge! OXO Tot makes this grape...

That thing is huge! OXO Tot makes this grape cutter that saves so much time! It's a pretty handy tool to have.

At least it was something healthy, I guess? I have 2 dcks who regularly come in with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By CountryRoads
That's a good idea! I don't do FB, but I could...

That's a good idea! I don't do FB, but I could just stick a memo in their bag or send a text. When doing it face to face, I feel weird just leaving it at "daycare's closed this day", hence another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By CountryRoads
Do You Give Reasons for Closing?

I feel like I need to explain myself and tell them why I need to be closed. I know I don't need to, I just feel like they will make assumptions or something dumb like that - because they do lol I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5,284
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 555,685
Posted By CountryRoads
Unexpected early pick-ups! UGH! I always...

Unexpected early pick-ups! UGH!

I always feel like it's chaotic when it happens. All the toys weren't picked up, sink was full of dishes, food was out from snack time that just finished. Just UGH.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5,284
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 555,685
Posted By CountryRoads
A stomach bug hit a few kids in my daycare, but...

A stomach bug hit a few kids in my daycare, but one dcm was convinced it was an allergy. Her ped told her it was probably a virus but to cut out milk to be safe.

What?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 719
Posted By CountryRoads
Thoughts on Pets?

Do you let your pets around the kids?

All my dck love our animals. Our dogs tolerate the kids good, they stay outside most of the day.

Our cat rarely comes out, and when she does she lets the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By CountryRoads
Is Brightwheel down?

I can't get anything to load. Hopefully it's fixed soon!
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