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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2015, 11:29 AM
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Posted By irishrose
We have had a few children, both new and...

We have had a few children, both new and 'regulars' who have break-downs when mom leaves. These usually only last a few minutes after mom or dad walks out the door. Most of the times the child is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,657
Posted By irishrose
Thank you. You are absolutely correct. The...

Thank you. You are absolutely correct. The policy is in place for a good reason and I must stick with it. It's just so hard to be 'tough' sometimes, but if I don't, then I'm going to be the one who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,657
Posted By irishrose
Well here's the update: DCM came in this...

Well here's the update:

DCM came in this morning and as she was heading to the door to leave, I pulled her aside and I explained to her that a staff member told me she was upset about the change...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-29-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,961
Posted By irishrose
Thanks, Thriftylady! I just love having others...

Thanks, Thriftylady! I just love having others to talk with. Sometimes you all have better advice and suggestions - things I wouldn't even dream of coming up with on my own. Thank you to all! :)
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-28-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,961
Posted By irishrose
Regulations on Kinds of Questions & How Often We Ask for Advice

Hi All!

I joined this forum back in February of '15 I believe and I have loved it so much! Mostly, because I know there are others out there who experience and deal with many of the same issues...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,657
Posted By irishrose
Hi guest! You are very lucky! It sounds like you...

Hi guest! You are very lucky! It sounds like you have some great parents!! :) Our parents get 20 vacation days per year - 10 from Jan 1 to June 30 and then 10 from July 1 to Dec 31. These are free of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,657
Posted By irishrose
Hi Blackcat - I like the way you think. So many...

Hi Blackcat - I like the way you think. So many parents think that we are doing a favor for them. But - this is our business and it is how we make our living.

Not all the parents are bad at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,657
Posted By irishrose
Hi Thriftylady - as far as ownership - no. I do...

Hi Thriftylady - as far as ownership - no. I do not own the daycare. My title - I suppose, would be assistant administrator. I am currently in the process of being trained to take over the business...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,657
Posted By irishrose
Hi Bklsmum - I couldn't agree more. Some of the...

Hi Bklsmum - I couldn't agree more. Some of the parents' ways of thinking just baffle me. I always try to put myself in their shoes to see how they are feeling. I wish they could see from our point...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,657
Posted By irishrose
Our rate is $3.25/hour/kid. I have encouraged...

Our rate is $3.25/hour/kid. I have encouraged the administrator to consider charging weekly fees but is unsure of how to go about this. She has been doing hourly rate charges for nearly 30 years. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,657
Posted By irishrose
That was my thought too. We love the kids and...

That was my thought too. We love the kids and hate to see them go if it comes down to that - but if the parent doesn't agree to our terms, we can always find another family to replace them.
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,657
Posted By irishrose
Change in Policy Due to Frequent Call Offs

Hi All!

Now that summer is here, we have many families wanting to take vacations. We wouldn't have a problem with that... however, they let us know a day or two before. Here's the situation. We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,873
Posted By irishrose
Haha! I'm still laughing while typing this! You...

Haha! I'm still laughing while typing this! You definitely got me! Thanks for the laugh, I needed it after today! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Posted By irishrose
likethis Thank you! This is great advice and...

likethis Thank you!

This is great advice and very appreciated as I was struggling to find a way to word it to DCM in the morning. I think that your response is a perfect mix of caring words and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Posted By irishrose
:lol: I actually laughed out loud at that mental...

:lol: I actually laughed out loud at that mental image! Thanks for the smiles tonight! Parents are definitely one of the more difficult aspects of this job. It helps to know that I'm not the only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Posted By irishrose
likethis Thank you!! Out of curiosity, I...

likethis Thank you!!

Out of curiosity, I found your blog and read "Changing of the Guards". That is some great information! I have your blog bookmarked and when time permits, I plan on checking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,235
Posted By irishrose
likethis Agreed! We had just dealt with...

likethis Agreed!


We had just dealt with this issue about a month ago. We had several part time families that would only bring their children one or two days a week. In fact, it was getting so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Posted By irishrose
Post Prolonged drop offs in the morning

Hi All,

We have a new family that has started in the past two weeks. DCG is almost 4 and DCB is 2. DCM brings the DCKs in the morning. The DCG does really well for the most part, but the DCB is...
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