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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By nanglgrl
Something to consider when your trying to have...

Something to consider when your trying to have this conversation with the mom: how will you feel if, at the end of her maternity leave, she decides to be a SAHM and pull her children from care after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5,332
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,972
Posted By nanglgrl
Just need to vent. Normally I would take today...

Just need to vent. Normally I would take today off since yesterday was a holiday. We went to Europe in May/June for 2 weeks and the planning for that was overwhelming so i forgot to schedule today...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5,332
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,972
Posted By nanglgrl
Just a rant...Iíve participated in QRS for 13...

Just a rant...Iíve participated in QRS for 13 years (since it was implemented in my state) and worked my way up to 4 stars. There was a lot of paperwork and jumping through hoops but it was...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-12-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By nanglgrl
There are also things that tax code doesnít...

There are also things that tax code doesnít properly cover when it comes to home daycare. There are a lot of deductions but you have to keep in mind that you only get a portion (the time/space...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5,332
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,972
Posted By nanglgrl
Exhausted

I just need to vent. It's been a horrible winter and my daycare has seen more illness this winter than the past 3 combined. I actually had to reinstate a policy I had gotten rid of that required...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By nanglgrl
Just saying I completely agree and offering some...

Just saying I completely agree and offering some insight into why some choose ECE..in my case it just happened to be because thatís the degree I started and switching majors would have taken way more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By nanglgrl
The last Indian family I had spoon fed their...

The last Indian family I had spoon fed their child and brought al of his food from home. It was all mashed. He was unable to feed himself at 2.5. I respected that it was a cultural thing and fed him....
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-13-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,662
Posted By nanglgrl
Im going to be the odd one out here. I used to...

Im going to be the odd one out here. I used to have a huge handbook of policies that parents received and signed, Now I just have them online. We go over them during the interview and if an issue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By nanglgrl
Thatís hard, if anything I would do 12months to 3...

Thatís hard, if anything I would do 12months to 3 year olds. I already donít do under 12 months and most go to preschool here so thatís basically what I have now with the majority being between...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,689
Posted By nanglgrl
I canít adequately explain how completely shocked...

I canít adequately explain how completely shocked I was. This woman has published books and articles on things I canít pretend to understand. In retrospect I think her being so educated made it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,689
Posted By nanglgrl
The only other term I had in the last 24 years...

The only other term I had in the last 24 years (around 18 years actually doing daycare) was a mom if an infant who need the attention of a nanny not a group care provider who charged $125 a week..I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,689
Posted By nanglgrl
Post Another term happened with two little girls. I...

Another term happened with two little girls. I believe they were around 3 and 5. I had them second shift. When they started they were the rudest, most obnoxious children Iíd ever met. A few months in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2018, 03:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,689
Posted By nanglgrl
Smile Mine was pretty mild but very peculiar. I had an...

Mine was pretty mild but very peculiar. I had an infant for a few months and things did not start off well. First the child was not bottle trained at all and screamed all day. She acted like the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,331
Posted By nanglgrl
Iím weakest at interviews. Thankfully I only have...

Iím weakest at interviews. Thankfully I only have to do them every few years as a lot of my kids are around the same age. Basically I have one year where I donít usually have any openings, the next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,331
Posted By nanglgrl
ďLet me get back to you on that!Ē Best thing I...

ďLet me get back to you on that!Ē Best thing I ever learned to say.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,708
Posted By nanglgrl
When I first opened I didnít charge for absences....

When I first opened I didnít charge for absences. Children were gone regularly and I was taking a pay cut. That all ended one year when every family was gone most of December and used friends/family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,915
Posted By nanglgrl
Please excuse my use of their/theyíre/there and...

Please excuse my use of their/theyíre/there and the other mistakes in a few areas. Iím typing on a phone and itís amazingly difficult to fix things without messing them up more. Plus Iím tired lol.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,915
Posted By nanglgrl
After doing this so long and heeding advice from...

After doing this so long and heeding advice from this forum Iíve rid myself of many common issues. Hereís how:

Dope and drop: If a child becomes sick at daycare they have to be picked up within...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By nanglgrl
There are a lot of skills that are being taught...

There are a lot of skills that are being taught doing these things. Problem solving, fine motor, coordination to name a few. However, I try to impress upon parents that the main thing they get out of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 936
Posted By nanglgrl
I have to agree on the light table. While mine is...

I have to agree on the light table. While mine is a light box on top of a child sized table the children donít really use it and when they do itís usually because I direct them to it. When using it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 936
Posted By nanglgrl
It has been durable so far! Weíve had it for over...

It has been durable so far! Weíve had it for over a year with no problems, it still looks good as new and is played with all day every day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 936
Posted By nanglgrl
Check out IKEA if youíre looking for cheap,...

Check out IKEA if youíre looking for cheap, sturdy child-sized furniture and toys without buttons. They ship at much cheaper prices now. I just redid my daycare last year and changed almost...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,766
Posted By nanglgrl
I agree with your assessment that being made to...

I agree with your assessment that being made to work on self-help skills may be causing some of the problems. Some children that are used to parents doing things for them often experience a sort of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 962
Posted By nanglgrl
I do the same and they pay whether they come or...

I do the same and they pay whether they come or not. After doing this so long I realized the ones that donít give a 2 week notice are very rare and are clients I donít want anyway. Most of my clients...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,257
Posted By nanglgrl
Youíre welcome. I think itís so rare that many...

Youíre welcome. I think itís so rare that many doctors havenít seen it or wait until testing for other things before testing for it. It happens more to girls, usually around that age. Mine met...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,257
Posted By nanglgrl
Have you researched RETT syndrome? Iím only...

Have you researched RETT syndrome? Iím only mentioning this just in case sheís screened and there is concern because it often takes so long to diagnose but can be easily tested for. I had a little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 35,588
Posted By nanglgrl
Iím not from California and could be way off here...

Iím not from California and could be way off here but a seem to remember from previous posts that waking a sleeping child or making a child lay down was part of your regulations on violating a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By nanglgrl
I have a device called a walkodile. We havenít...

I have a device called a walkodile. We havenít used it in years since I started taking just older children but look them up, theyíre quite nice. If you canít find them or the price is steep I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By nanglgrl
Opening a Center - Church

Hello! Iíve run a registered Home Daycare for 14 years (plus 3 years when my oldest was little) and am currently finishing my BS in ECE. Recently I was referred by our local CCRR to a pastor whoíd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By nanglgrl
Iíve had this happen but only with Children who...

Iíve had this happen but only with Children who were force trained for a long time (usually placed on the potty every 30 minutes over a lengthy time period). I believe itís a result of not learning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,193
Posted By nanglgrl
I would also point out that you canít just say...

I would also point out that you canít just say what the 2 days is worth to you. Most providers have a weekly rate and you should at least pay the rate you agreed upon for that week if she requests it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,259
Posted By nanglgrl
Sometimes a backwards T-shirt or leggings. I...

Sometimes a backwards T-shirt or leggings. I usually donít figure it out until half-way through the day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By nanglgrl
I find there is no exact age but generally girls...

I find there is no exact age but generally girls in Daycare are between 2.5 and 3 and the boys are between 3 and 3.5. Sometimes a little earlier, rarely much later than 3.5 unless they just started...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By nanglgrl
It really depends. Some parents can be sensitive...

It really depends. Some parents can be sensitive which means I have to go through some photos and crop them/check them before I send them. For instance, I once had a parent get upset because her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,838
Posted By nanglgrl
8. To add to all that parents donít feel capable....

8. To add to all that parents donít feel capable. Quality early childhood experiences? How can they provide that? Their degree is in business. It seems to complex because of all of the advice these...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,838
Posted By nanglgrl
1. Parents are busy. They both need to work to...

1. Parents are busy. They both need to work to provide and donít get a lot of time off after baby is born. I feel like this has left people a little out of touch with their child. In some it also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,478
Posted By nanglgrl
You’re speaking my language. I actually had to...

You’re speaking my language. I actually had to start telling potential clients “please don’t expect your child to bring things home that you will want to show off or hang on the fridge. On the rare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,183
Posted By nanglgrl
I do the same as Blackcat because of Blackcats...

I do the same as Blackcat because of Blackcats advice on here. The only difference is my rates go up every 15/30 minutes after 3:30. The way I determine part time/full time is also different....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5,332
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,972
Posted By nanglgrl
Could you paint over it with modge podge to stop...

Could you paint over it with modge podge to stop the peeling?
We started Christmas photos today. The children all dress as elves and we have a ďSantaís workshopĒ background. No one ever misses a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,504
Posted By nanglgrl
The emergency plans I have to post by every exit....

The emergency plans I have to post by every exit. None of these children can read, I don't have employees. I added plans for volcanic eruption and apocalypse on mine years ago and no one noticed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,900
Posted By nanglgrl
I think this is the under cabinet light I saw at...

I think this is the under cabinet light I saw at IKEA and thought it would make a good light table if you attached it to one of the trofast storage tables. I already had a light table so I didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,900
Posted By nanglgrl
Do you have an ikea nearby?

Do you have an ikea nearby?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-13-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,607
Posted By nanglgrl
From what I read it sounds like we might have to...

From what I read it sounds like we might have to provide receipts, credit card statements, client list and when they used services with their contact info. This is only if claiming EIC.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,759
Posted By nanglgrl
I'm not sure that it really creates quality care....

I'm not sure that it really creates quality care. I'm my case I can say that my care/space is a little better than it was 10 years ago BUT I think that would have happened naturally because I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,759
Posted By nanglgrl
New Educational Requirements for D.C.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/will-a-college-degree-requirement-lead-to-better-more-respected-preschool-teachers/2017/11/08/5c6d59a8-b50e-11e7-a908-a3470754bbb9_story.html?tid=ss_t...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,698
Posted By nanglgrl
He's outgrown naps (at 18 months).

He's outgrown naps (at 18 months).
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-09-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 77,149
Posted By nanglgrl
You don't HAVE to pay for a spot when your...

You don't HAVE to pay for a spot when your provider is home just like homeowners/renters don't HAVE to pay their rent/mortgage when they're in vacation or not in their home. Just be prepared for your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,035
Posted By nanglgrl
My own children have spiked fevers, been...

My own children have spiked fevers, been lethargic and been fine within hours but it's pretty rare. What's not rare is clients telling their childcare provider this to make her feel bad for sending...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 997
Posted By nanglgrl
I had this same situation. 4 years old, sensitive...

I had this same situation. 4 years old, sensitive child except it was my son he was calling a bully. It was obvious the child was blowing things out of proportion and that the parents were making it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By nanglgrl
http://www.hsidea.org/programs/ece/ Six...

http://www.hsidea.org/programs/ece/

Six colleges participate in this program. I will have a BS when I'm done and even though I'm currently in classes online via Oklahoma State University and Texas...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,216
Posted By nanglgrl
They are planning on changing the QRS level...

They are planning on changing the QRS level requirements in my state. The first way it was set up was great, attainable and did increase quality. The new way is more and more training, paperwork,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,199
Posted By nanglgrl
To add, one of the suggestions that they act like...

To add, one of the suggestions that they act like is a regulation in the mandated new training I took said we should have signs on every piece of outdoor equiptmebt to show which ages can play on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,199
Posted By nanglgrl
I totally understand what you're saying. Every...

I totally understand what you're saying. Every time we speak up to say a reg doesn't make sense we are regarded as not caring about children when in fact we're just not butt-kissers who go along with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By nanglgrl
I had a dad give me an extra $20 cash a week ago,...

I had a dad give me an extra $20 cash a week ago, I informed parents and returned the extra. The next week he gave me an extra $60. I text mom and asked "geesh, how much does he think I charge? If he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,668
Posted By nanglgrl
What happened with this? I for sure wouldn't have...

What happened with this? I for sure wouldn't have let anyone who called and canceled after their scheduled drop off time use it since you were in fact already working and ready/waiting for them.
I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,071
Posted By nanglgrl
Nope I don't have any teacher's kids. Generally...

Nope I don't have any teacher's kids. Generally dad drops off and mom picks up...sometimes the other way around. Most call needing "open to close" and when I explain how my hours work they shorten...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,071
Posted By nanglgrl
What I did was 15 minute increments up until my...

What I did was 15 minute increments up until my ideal time to get off (3:30/3:45/4) and 1/2 hour increments from then on (4:30/5:00) because my reasoning for wanting to close at 4 was to run errands...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By nanglgrl
I always say the love for the children I care for...

I always say the love for the children I care for is shown through all of the planning, research and communicating with parents I do after hours it's not shown through me giving in to parent demands...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By nanglgrl
I don't require it. I just realized the clients...

I don't require it. I just realized the clients that are leaving because of a move, job change, etc. and are in good standing always give me much more than a two week notice. It's the clients that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By nanglgrl
I typed up an awesome, wonderfully thought up...

I typed up an awesome, wonderfully thought up response (at least in my opinion) and there was a network error so it didn't post. I think I only did it to procrastinate going to the gym anyway. Dang...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,172
Posted By nanglgrl
I do 3:30, 3:45, 4, 4:30. My biggest jump is from...

I do 3:30, 3:45, 4, 4:30. My biggest jump is from 4 to 4:30 because my ideal close time is 4 pm. All of my clients pick up between 3:30-4.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By nanglgrl
Ah the problem of us women being afraid to be...

Ah the problem of us women being afraid to be assertive because when a woman is assertive it's called being bitchy. I've never heard a man afraid of this. We've all been there. I finally had to do a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By nanglgrl
That would depend on your area. In my area (in...

That would depend on your area. In my area (in Iowa) standard rate is $25-30 a day or $125-150 a week for up to 10 hours a day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,452
Posted By nanglgrl
Changing to contracted hours where my tuition...

Changing to contracted hours where my tuition increases for pick up every 15 minutes after 3:30. My base rate starts at 3:30 and then increases. I work less hours because parents use less of my time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By nanglgrl
I agree with the advice above and I would also...

I agree with the advice above and I would also add that many young infants I've had that rule the roost at home never adapt, even after 12 weeks and I've had to term. It didn't used to be this way or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By nanglgrl
Um...I bought a zip line. Lol, it's just for my...

Um...I bought a zip line. Lol, it's just for my kids but I had to!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By nanglgrl
If my payday was normally on Friday I would just...

If my payday was normally on Friday I would just charge $30 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If I was unavailable on Friday I wouldn't charge the late fee as long as they paid today since that's...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-09-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,174
Posted By nanglgrl
I don't think most people realize that just...

I don't think most people realize that just because a school allows something doesn't mean a daycare provider should. Schoolagers are older and while they do spread illness they are more likely to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,564
Posted By nanglgrl
Sounds like it was purposeful. Either way charge...

Sounds like it was purposeful. Either way charge late fees if it's in your contract, if not consider doing an addendum.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,867
Posted By nanglgrl
A picture of the school lunch for tomorow. The...

A picture of the school lunch for tomorow. The fruit smoothie is nothing more than a snow cone.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,254
Posted By nanglgrl
For me it's gotten easier. No more of my son...

For me it's gotten easier. No more of my son getting blamed by daycare parents because another child (one specifically) said he was mean when in fact the child was just coddled and using it to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,842
Posted By nanglgrl
Just got confirmation.

Just got confirmation.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5,332
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,972
Posted By nanglgrl
I have one of those too (see what I did there?) 😂

I have one of those too (see what I did there?) 😂
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5,332
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,972
Posted By nanglgrl
I have this 3.5yo dcb. He seems to speak so well...

I have this 3.5yo dcb. He seems to speak so well but his receptive language is almost nonexistent. He knows a lot of vocabulary and facts but couldn't even put on crocs until a few months ago. He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,696
Posted By nanglgrl
I would quit even though I have pretty great...

I would quit even though I have pretty great clients. I'd want to be done the day I won but I would give notice because karma. I would probably give options: two week notice but you can leave as soon...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,867
Posted By nanglgrl
I have no idea who I'm voting for or even if I'm...

I have no idea who I'm voting for or even if I'm voting for president this election. The one thing I know for sure is that I won't be voting for Clinton. I've always been a democrat but no more. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,547
Posted By nanglgrl
You're absolutely correct. You can also follow...

You're absolutely correct. You can also follow every safe sleep recommendation and have none of the risk factors ands baby can still die of SIDS.
I went to a SIDS support group once put on by a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,547
Posted By nanglgrl
This is the problem in my opinion. Yes most...

This is the problem in my opinion. Yes most parents are aware of the risk of leaving a child in a car on a hot day but they never think they would do it. They never think they'd forget their child so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2016, 07:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,547
Posted By nanglgrl
While it is preventable nobody thinks it will...

While it is preventable nobody thinks it will happen to them and there in lies the problem. If you don't think something could ever happen to you then you don't take steps to prevent it. Then a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,547
Posted By nanglgrl
An automated call or even a personal call made...

An automated call or even a personal call made from a school with an actual secretary is vastly different from a home daycare. Parents show up late all of the time, forget to tell us about vacations,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,112
Posted By nanglgrl
I'm taking the 26th-30th off paid. I usually take...

I'm taking the 26th-30th off paid. I usually take Christmas Eve, Christmas, the day after Christmas, New Years eve and New Year's Day off paid but since that all falls on weekends this year except...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,547
Posted By nanglgrl
I don't know anything about this specific trial...

I don't know anything about this specific trial but have read plenty of research on why it happens and believe that unfortunately it's a product of the super busy, incredibly stressed, multi-tasking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,200
Posted By nanglgrl
Funny story here. A parent just posted in a...

Funny story here. A parent just posted in a parenting group on Facebook about starting to train her 1 1/2 year old and was asking for tips. Plenty of parents responded saying it was totally possible...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,547
Posted By nanglgrl
It would be a wonderful thing if car...

It would be a wonderful thing if car manufacturers and childcare providers got on board but I doubt it will happen because of liability. I try to call parents if they're late but I make it a point in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,377
Posted By nanglgrl
The problems I could see are: 1. Waivers won't...

The problems I could see are:
1. Waivers won't protect you if a child gets hurt.
2. Some states require that children have their own helmet of that each helmet goes through a sanitation process...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2016, 11:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,036
Posted By nanglgrl
This 100%. I've never had problems with teething...

This 100%. I've never had problems with teething in all my years of childcare. Children are a little fussy sometimes but not enough for me to put them in danger even if it's low risk. A center in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2016, 11:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,724
Posted By nanglgrl
A new(ish) client picked up 1/2 hour late without...

A new(ish) client picked up 1/2 hour late without calling and didn't answer the text I sent her. It was before my closing time but I do contracted hours and their rates reflect their contracted pick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,091
Posted By nanglgrl
I do the same thing and have a example activity...

I do the same thing and have a example activity related to the book that they can do as well. I use the plastic bags that costumes and wigs come in during Halloween time because they're sturdy and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By nanglgrl
In our state we're told that when in question...

In our state we're told that when in question report it. It's not your job to decided what is/isn't abuse, it's the states job. If you call something in that isn't abuse they won't investigate.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2016, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,360
Posted By nanglgrl
My clients always ask "where is so and so" and I...

My clients always ask "where is so and so" and I fit my reply to the reason I termed. They thought they were getting nanny care? "Unfortunately x is no longer attending. The needs of the group...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By nanglgrl
Not one for Samsung even though we had the same...

Not one for Samsung even though we had the same thing happen with a Samsung front loader.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,057
Posted By nanglgrl
1. Shortening hours 2. Selling all of my infant...

1. Shortening hours
2. Selling all of my infant supplies so I'd never even think about accepting another infant.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,026
Posted By nanglgrl
For the last 5 years or so I've mostly had...

For the last 5 years or so I've mostly had singles in my care. There have been a couple with older siblings, in fact I watched the older brother (now 13 yo) of one 2yo I currently watch. The majority...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By nanglgrl
I was going to suggest seizures as well. I had a...

I was going to suggest seizures as well. I had a little just like this, I just thought he didn't get it and might need special services. At 4yo he was diagnosed with irreversible epilepsy. He has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,354
Posted By nanglgrl
In Iowa they will go through every room, closet...

In Iowa they will go through every room, closet and even open up drawers if they feel like it. The flip side is to go unregistered (completely legal here) and not have anyone invading your personal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,331
Posted By nanglgrl
Good call! I would also help a child with...

Good call! I would also help a child with diarrhea (but I'd also be calling the parents to pick up). I will check a child's bottom when they're new to potty training (or if they haven't been allowed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,009
Posted By nanglgrl
I would do what work for the baby and I would...

I would do what work for the baby and I would tell mom what I was doing. Trying to keep the baby in a crazy strict schedule is insane, babies schedules change all of the time. I would also feed until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,331
Posted By nanglgrl
Exactly. They learn quickly and can't learn how...

Exactly. They learn quickly and can't learn how to do it better if someone is doing it for them. If your child's not wiping well you should work on that at home and let his time at daycare be his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,669
Posted By nanglgrl
I would do it for free but also let her know that...

I would do it for free but also let her know that you will text her if your son isn't going to school (sick or vacation) so you aren't expected to bring your sick child out to wait for the bus. Also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,185
Posted By nanglgrl
I would give it until Friday to see if it gets...

I would give it until Friday to see if it gets better. In the mean time I would give completely honest information about how the day is going, how much baby is crying, what you've tried to do to calm...
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