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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 80
Posted By SunflowerMama
Anyone in the New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner area? Helping a friend

Have a sweet sweet friend looking for full time care for her 9 month old son and they are looking in the New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner area. If you have a home childcare/center or know ones to avoid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By SunflowerMama
Recommending A Family Seek More Structured Program Before Kinder??

I have 2 dcfs with 3 total 4 year olds. All 3 of these dcks will not be ready to hit kinder Fall 2019 IMO. All struggle with listening, obedience, anger, disrespectful behavior and it's not so much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,102
Posted By SunflowerMama
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By SunflowerMama
What is Your Time/Space Percentage ??

Hey everyone what is your average T/S % each year for taxes? TIA
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By SunflowerMama
YAY that worked!! I just went into the middle of...

YAY that worked!! I just went into the middle of the data after I ran it and the 'right click' and print worked!! THANKS!! happyface
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By SunflowerMama
This is what I see...attached pic. This is a...

This is what I see...attached pic. This is a screenshot from my phone but on my computer it looks the same.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By SunflowerMama
I can get to the RUN but I don't have a Print...

I can get to the RUN but I don't have a Print (print to file) button anywhere around there. Boo
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By SunflowerMama
How to Print Tax Forms from KidKare

I'm finishing up my taxes and need to print all these reports for my tax guy but can't figure out how to print from KidKare or how to even save as documents to email him. Please help!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By SunflowerMama
YES! Sounds like we have the exact same kiddo....

YES! Sounds like we have the exact same kiddo. She'll chatter up a storm with the other kids but when I'm giving her direction and asking her to do something she doesn't want to do...silent time....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By SunflowerMama
Yes. She does and can just chooses not to.

Yes. She does and can just chooses not to.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By SunflowerMama
I just need a really clear way (or to find a...

I just need a really clear way (or to find a recommendation form) to bring up getting her assessed. Parents are SUPER anti-testing, labels, doctors, etc., etc. I KNOW exactly what they'll say. She's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By SunflowerMama
Non-Verbal 3.5 yr old Advice?

I've got an almost 4yr old dcg who will go half the day, sometimes more completely non verbal. She'll grunt for things and at friends, point, etc. but will not use her words. She's very impulsive,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By SunflowerMama
Hours: Mon - Thurs 7:30a - 5p Breakfast...

Hours: Mon - Thurs 7:30a - 5p

Breakfast 8-8:30a
Lunch 11:30a
Nap 1p-3p
Snack 3:30p

My parents drop off between 7:30a and 9 and pick up anywhere from 3p - 4:30p most days. I have all work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,094
Posted By SunflowerMama
Yeah we're in Texas and I have about 8 required...

Yeah we're in Texas and I have about 8 required posting documents. It's a little obnoxious ;).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,094
Posted By SunflowerMama
Show Me How You Display Your Required Hangings For The State

All my required hanging forms, etc. are a huge mess on the wall inside our entry. Does anyone have a cute framing idea or ways to make all those papers look more pretty and organized?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,758
Posted By SunflowerMama
I always take the week off between Christmas and...

I always take the week off between Christmas and New Years and it's always paid. I added it to my contract about 4 or 5 years ago and I'll never go back. Families know to plan for it so never a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,325
Posted By SunflowerMama
Kids that Cuss?!?

Oh my gosh I have a 3 yr dcb that turns my hair gray. Well this weekend he picked up a nice new word...SH**. UGH!

He said "Oh SH**" when he dropped his fork yesterday and none of the kids heard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,141
Posted By SunflowerMama
I'll definitely be getting that app!! Would make...

I'll definitely be getting that app!! Would make things super easy when shopping. I agree I'm just going to cut out foods that just aren't healthy and go with whole foods and a few GF pastas and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,141
Posted By SunflowerMama
These are all great suggestions! Currently we do...

These are all great suggestions! Currently we do almond milk (and cow's milk for my one nut allergy) but could switch to soy if we have to for the program. We love nut butters, hummus, avocados and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,141
Posted By SunflowerMama
This is all very new to us but if you are pretty...

This is all very new to us but if you are pretty much "out of the ground or off a tree" it would definitely support GF. We stick to lean meats, eggs, veggies, fruits, rice, beans, almond milk and a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,141
Posted By SunflowerMama
Gluten and Dairy Free Home and on the Food Program? Possible?

About 6 months ago one of our daughters, after years of constant belly pain and anxiety, was put on a GF and dairy free diet. So she didn't feel left out we all switched and have actually felt so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 741
Posted By SunflowerMama
We're open 7:30a-5p and are outside 8:30a - 11am,...

We're open 7:30a-5p and are outside 8:30a - 11am, in for lunch, nap and snack and then back outside 3-5p. I sunscreen and bug spray the kids twice a day before we head out but a few always getting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,318
Posted By SunflowerMama
Congrats!! That is so awesome!! I also told all...

Congrats!! That is so awesome!! I also told all my families and didn't lose any which I was shocked about! I start my 4-day weeks the 2nd week of August and can't wait!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By SunflowerMama
Free Or Cheap Online Homeschooling Program For K/1st

Hey there! I have a little girl turning 5 in October that misses the kinder cut off but is more than ready academically and socially. To keep her from getting bored this year I was thinking about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By SunflowerMama
Thanks everyone for all the tips. I'm actually...

Thanks everyone for all the tips. I'm actually just leaning toward a Montessori-inspired program with other aspects as well. I just love the practical life lessons, independence and am really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By SunflowerMama
Our Playroom. If You Are Montessori-Inspired What Would You Change?

I'm transitioning from basically free play all day to a more structured montessori-inspired pre-k. Here is a picture of our playroom. If you do montessori-inspired what would you change? Pictures...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By SunflowerMama
This sounds great!! I'll definitely be making...

This sounds great!! I'll definitely be making the changes. Thank you!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By SunflowerMama
Thanks I'm so excited for the new schedule! I...

Thanks I'm so excited for the new schedule! I also have a private FB group so once I send the email I'll post on FB sending people to "check their email for some exciting news and have a great...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By SunflowerMama
Is this totally chicken? Transitioning to 4 day

Ok ladies, and gentleman I need your opinion. I'm transitioning to a 4 day pre-K (from 5 days) in August and am telling families tomorrow. I'm terrified. I could lose all 9 kids or keep all 9.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,318
Posted By SunflowerMama
For those of you that are closed on Fridays what...

For those of you that are closed on Fridays what was your justification to parents? I know I don't HAVE to justify but I really do love all my families and think some might struggle with the change...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,318
Posted By SunflowerMama
Ok so I'm seriously thinking about implementing...

Ok so I'm seriously thinking about implementing this effective August 14th. ;)

So how does this sound? Currently I offer full time 5 days at $185 and I have 2 part time families. One pays...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,318
Posted By SunflowerMama
I feel I could have written this myself. I have...

I feel I could have written this myself. I have 10 year old twin girls and feel like I'm missing out on so much and suffering from the same burn out you are. I have quite a few non-traditional...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,061
Posted By SunflowerMama
What DCP Groups Are There On FB?

I'd love to join some daycare provider groups on FB to bounce ideas off of. What groups are any of you a part of? TIA
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,330
Posted By SunflowerMama
I think I may try and implement this this summer!...

I think I may try and implement this this summer! It would be so refreshing and really feel like a summer. What time do you close M - Th? How reduced is your weekly rate from the school year? ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,327
Posted By SunflowerMama
I do have kids sit in a time spot and miss out on...

I do have kids sit in a time spot and miss out on whatever is going on. I of course have my repeat offenders who are more likely not to listen. When they get out many times they go right back to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,767
Posted By SunflowerMama
We have blankets and small travel pillows from...

We have blankets and small travel pillows from Ikea and have a hanging shoe organizer in the closet with the cots and each child's blanket and pillow fit perfectly in the organizer.

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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,327
Posted By SunflowerMama
What Am I Doing Wrong??

I need some advice. This is my 8th year in daycare and I feel like I'm repeating myself, re-directing and correcting 10 hrs a day. We have a large .5 acre yard so spend a lot of our day outdoors,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By SunflowerMama
Thanks everyone for the great suggestions. I've...

Thanks everyone for the great suggestions. I've tried books and quiet activities and it just doesn't work for her. With one of my babies requiring back patting to fall asleep its nearly impossible...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By SunflowerMama
Offering Non-Nappers 1/2 Days??

I have just turned 3 yr old bg twins that come twice a week. Brother sleeps a little more than half the time but his sister NEVER sleeps. I wouldn't care and it wouldn't be a big deal if she'd lay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By SunflowerMama
Ok perfect. That's what I was thinking but just...

Ok perfect. That's what I was thinking but just wanted to verify that i wasn't obligated to share it. Thanks BlackCat!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By SunflowerMama
Unvaccinated DCK - Do we tell the other DCPs?

Ok guys I can't find anything in my regulation handbook, my licensing rep isn't in the office and the intake line isn't picking up so I'm coming to you. :)

If we enroll a DCK who is un-vaccinated...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,855
Posted By SunflowerMama
LICE Outbreak! Should I Close?

Ok so I have 5 confirmed cases of lice in my group and my own 2 kids have it too. YUCK! I only have 9 enrolled kids so should I consider closing for at least a day to let things air out a bit? ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 797
Posted By SunflowerMama
Re-Entering the Workforce after Daycare

Has anyone made the decision to head back into the workforce and close down your daycare and NOT regretted it ;). I've been doing daycare a little over 7 years now and don't know if it's a 7 year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By SunflowerMama
Thanks guys! I might start the health checks...

Thanks guys! I might start the health checks because it usually not until someone's sick that I ask them about mommy or daddy giving them any medicine in the morning or not feeling well the night...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By SunflowerMama
Oh yeah I definitely made them come and grab her....

Oh yeah I definitely made them come and grab her. I actually did add that 48hr policy to my contract at some point but just reviewed what they signed and that page was missing. Ugh. So they'll be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By SunflowerMama
Calling Out Drug and Drop Without Accusing

So I have a new family in their 10 day trial period. 10:30a 2yr old spikes a 103.1 fever so I message mom and dad to pick up. First things first mom's response "well if she's not miserable and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By SunflowerMama
Feeling Unappreciated. Mention it or No?

Need some advice. I have a family who I've had 3 years now. We have extended them quite a bit of grace (bounced checks, late payments, etc.) and even went above and beyond for them and agreed to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 716
Posted By SunflowerMama
Severe Seperation Anxiety - Need Advice!

Ok guys I need your help. I have an 18 month old that I've had part time for at least 6 months. He has what seems like extreme separation anxiety. He screams when mom drops him off and basically...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 857
Posted By SunflowerMama
Help needed. 22 month old bully ;)

Ok I have 22 month old little boy that is making life very challenging and just need some advice.

The minute he gets here he spots the first kid with a toy and runs at them yelling "MINE, MINE"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,509
Posted By SunflowerMama
Asking For Toy and Supply Donations. Ok or Not?

We are moving the end of April to a new home and will also be moving our daycare. Most of the outdoor trikes and toys have been with me since I opened almost 5 years ago and definitely need to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,815
Posted By SunflowerMama
If You Are Open M-Th And Closed Fridays

I am currently open M-F from 7:30a - 5p but am considering closing on Fridays beginning in the summer. I have school age children of my own and it would not only give them a day to get out of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,422
Posted By SunflowerMama
I'm open less than 10hrs a day (7:45am - 5pm) for...

I'm open less than 10hrs a day (7:45am - 5pm) for this very reason. Limits the hours kids are in care and gives me more time with my family.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,417
Posted By SunflowerMama
When I first opened: 6am - 6pm Now: 7:45a -...

When I first opened: 6am - 6pm

Now: 7:45a - 5pm

I reduced hours for my own sanity and the longer hours were primarily for one client that was a single momma so I was willing to help.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,227
Posted By SunflowerMama
Love it!! likethis Just got the email today...

Love it!! likethis

Just got the email today too and shared on facebook and mom's groups!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,841
Posted By SunflowerMama
I don't get reimbursed for my own children :( but...

I don't get reimbursed for my own children :( but we're in Texas.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,763
Posted By SunflowerMama
Welcome back!!likethis

Welcome back!!likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,453
Posted By SunflowerMama
Just placed an order thanks!! I got the pretend...

Just placed an order thanks!! I got the pretend families, friends with diverse abilities, the jet set, a big manipulative set and some lacing beads!! Thanks for the heads up!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 531
Posted By SunflowerMama
Great Learning DVD set on Zulily!

I just purchased this set for my group and think it'll be something fun to watch before lunch or for a bit after nap to help supplement their learning.

The Amazon price for the 10 dvd set is $96...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,914
Posted By SunflowerMama
That's a great idea! We already do Baby Signing...

That's a great idea! We already do Baby Signing Time and Signing Time so that would be a great way to incorporate some Spanish vocab words. I will definitely try that and maybe also look up day of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,914
Posted By SunflowerMama
Who Incorporates Spanish? Do You Use A Program?

So I'm starting to transition my daycare a bit to be a little more curriculum heavy and preschool oriented. I'm even considering transitioning completely from full-time care to a MDO 8a-2pm program...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,571
Posted By SunflowerMama
Lol! It's just an under stair crawl space with...

Lol! It's just an under stair crawl space with some wiring. It starts about 2 feet high and goes back about 4 feet. I can fit a few bins of toys under there that I use for my rotation.

Here you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,571
Posted By SunflowerMama
That's a great idea about the big kid area! I...

That's a great idea about the big kid area! I have some 6 year old girls right now but they will only be with me until the end of the summer. In a few weeks though my oldest will be 4 and my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,571
Posted By SunflowerMama
What Would You Do With This Space? Pics Included

I come here at least every year when I get the itch to move things around. It's just about that time;).

Here's my space and I just need some new eyes to give me some inspiration.

I'm thinking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,117
Posted By SunflowerMama
Minute Menu Working On An Apple Computer?

My Windows computer is no more so we're in the market for a new computer. We really want to get an Apple Macbook. I just called the Food Program folks about getting the program downloaded if we get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,291
Posted By SunflowerMama
City Water Restrictions And Water Play

How do you all get creative with water play if your area is in drought conditions and you're on water restrictions?

Currently we are only allowed to water once a week and we are in Texas so the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,127
Posted By SunflowerMama
Does Daycare Insurance Cover YOUR Injuries?

Let's say hypothetically one of you dcks hypothetically slams your finger in a door. Hypothetically you need to go to Urgent Care, pay $100 co-pay, pay for an xray and then pay for a splint for your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By SunflowerMama
At a Total Loss. 13 Month Old Not Napping

I have a 13 month old dck that I have been watching since he was less than a month old. Getting him on a schedule was pretty tough and he's had a lot of gastro issues since day 1. Just found out he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By SunflowerMama
Would You Advertise For Openings 6 Months Out??

Ok here's my dilema. I have 3 infants that will all move into the next age bracket (for ratio purposes) on or right before June 1st.

This will increase my ratio and open up 2 additional spots...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By SunflowerMama
My family and I love to do little things like...

My family and I love to do little things like this. Here are a few things we have done in the evenings and on the weekends.

Bringing breakfast to the workers at the Goodwill donation center when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By SunflowerMama
That is so funny!! I didn't even see it!

That is so funny!! I didn't even see it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By SunflowerMama
Christmas Craft Opinion. Should I paint or dcks?

Ok so we are doing these super cute Santa salt dough ornaments for the parents.


I've done their handprints already but I'm wondering about the painting. Would you paint them or have the kids do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,397
Posted By SunflowerMama
I always pair our party with our montly Parents...

I always pair our party with our montly Parents Night Out. Gives the parents a few extra hours for last minute shopping, wrapping or just relaxing. The party is always 5pm - 8pm

We have a Happy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By SunflowerMama
Thanks guys for all the great advice! I'm...

Thanks guys for all the great advice! I'm definitely going to start implementing a few ideas beginning as soon as nap is over. ;)

I like the chart idea with rewards at the end of the day. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By SunflowerMama
I've tried that especially with the jumping on...

I've tried that especially with the jumping on the furniture but it just doesn't seem to phase them. They do their TO, get out and are right back to it. Rinse and repeat.

They are definitely a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By SunflowerMama
Please Help. No One Listens:(

I"m at a total loss right now.

I have 4 dcks ages 2-3 and I feel like I am repeating myself all day long. No one listens at all...please stop jumping on the couch, walking feet, hands to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,821
Posted By SunflowerMama
Both of these! My state requires a product have...

Both of these! My state requires a product have an EPA # as a disinfectant and Seventh Generation does. So I have that for my state requirement and then use vinegar/water for all other surfaces,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By SunflowerMama
I tell them that every single time. That it's...

I tell them that every single time. That it's not kind to hurt or push our friends. That we need to be kind with our words but it's as if it's in one ear and out the other. I'm at a loss. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By SunflowerMama
Help With Boys Terrorizing One DCK

Ok so I have one little dcg who is the sweeting girl and by coincidence doesn't speak any English.

For some reason my two dcbs that are age 2 have started bullying and terrorizing her. They take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,275
Posted By SunflowerMama
Does anyone have or plan to get a seasonal retail job?

So I've never had a seasonal job in my life but will be home through both major holidays this year and am really considering it.

I think it'll be a great way to meet some new people (adults;)),...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By SunflowerMama
I do this!likethis

I do this!likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By SunflowerMama
Great! So typically I have parent's drop off...

Great! So typically I have parent's drop off payment (via check) Friday for the upcoming week. So now they could pay online Friday and it would be in my account by Monday?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By SunflowerMama
Does anyone accept payments through MMK?

I don't know why I haven't noticed this before but just saw that MMK allows you to accept payments for $1/transaction.

Does anyone use this service? How long do payments typically take to enter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,686
Posted By SunflowerMama
I agree with this 100%. I am a Christian too and...

I agree with this 100%. I am a Christian too and a democrat (it is possible;)) and I totally agree in the need for Planned Parenthood and education beyond abstinence.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,686
Posted By SunflowerMama
Why is it that when a discussion of women's...

Why is it that when a discussion of women's health arises, do those opposed to the Obama administration park and sit on abortion and bc? It's about more than that.

I personally cannot get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,686
Posted By SunflowerMama
The way you stated that, your group sounds a lot...

The way you stated that, your group sounds a lot like the 47%;). I think we need to be more compassionate as a country than to continue to make blanket statements about entire socio-ecomonic groups....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,686
Posted By SunflowerMama
I respectfully disagree. I think that Obama has...

I respectfully disagree. I think that Obama has proven his dedication and commitment to women and women's rights. In comparison both Romney and Ryan have made statements about, and voted on, issues...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 982
Posted By SunflowerMama
Everyone Is Sick And My Daughter Has Pneumonia - How To Keep Them Well?

Everyone in this house is sick. Both my daughters (one was diagnosed with pneumonia last night), myself, husband and practically all the daycare kids.

I feel like I'm cleaning enough and all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,925
Posted By SunflowerMama
Just for Fun! Childcare Provider Sanity Poem

Just for a fun nap-time laugh :lol:.

Child Care Provider Sanity Poem

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray my sanity may I keep.
For if some peace I do not find,
I'm pretty sure I'll lose my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,563
Posted By SunflowerMama
That's awesome!! Thanks!

That's awesome!! Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,563
Posted By SunflowerMama
Parent/Family appreciation poem?? Anyone?

I'm putting together a little gift for my families for this Friday and was wondering if anyone has a poem, quote, saying, etc. that I could add to an appreciation card.

I have the greatest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,685
Posted By SunflowerMama
Since we just started I hadn't really thought...

Since we just started I hadn't really thought about anything else yet for rewards. That's one reason I wanted to see what others were doing to keep the kids engaged in it.

I have given pom poms...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,685
Posted By SunflowerMama
Thanks for catching that!! I corrected it in the...

Thanks for catching that!! I corrected it in the original post! likethis

Here is the shirt :).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,685
Posted By SunflowerMama
Does Anyone Use "Bucket Filling"?

Does anyone know about the bucket filling books and do you implement anything with your daycare kids? I'd love to share ideas if you do.

So a few weeks ago I was just introduced to the awesome...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,151
Posted By SunflowerMama
I'm open but all the school around here are out...

I'm open but all the school around here are out today.

I'm might be down 2 or 3 kids but will have everyone else.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By SunflowerMama
What about outside time? Our schedule sounds...

What about outside time? Our schedule sounds similar and that's what we do most of the year. I pick up and clean after lunch/during nap and then they have snack around 3ish when they wake up.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,639
Posted By SunflowerMama
My 2x nappers go down at 9 for an hour to 1.5hrs...

My 2x nappers go down at 9 for an hour to 1.5hrs and then everyone down again for the 2nd nap around 12:30p/1p.

I have 3 infants (7 - 10 months) and then 3 older dcks (2-3yrs).

I usually move...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,959
Posted By SunflowerMama
Can I Please See Your Dress Up Area?

I have a small space for dress up clothes and we have a lot :). It just always looks so messy to me.

How do you display your dress-up? Pictures would be awesome!

I tried to find some ideas on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,483
Posted By SunflowerMama
We have something just like this (wording is just...

We have something just like this (wording is just a little different) and it's great!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,617
Posted By SunflowerMama
I used to open at 7a but this year moved to 7:45a...

I used to open at 7a but this year moved to 7:45a (have to drive my own kids to school...no bus). I close at 5p.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 981
Posted By SunflowerMama
Best Stroller for 4+?

I have 3 infants (ages 7 - 9 months) and 3 toddlers (ages 2-3).

I'd love a large stroller for taking walks around the neighborhood. I at least need a 3 seater to cover the infants but if I could...
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