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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 949
Posted By CountryRoads
I was able to get in on my phone, but not my...

I was able to get in on my phone, but not my computer.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 949
Posted By CountryRoads
I've tried everything. I cleared cache on my...

I've tried everything. I cleared cache on my laptop and phone, I tried Samsung internet, Chrome, and tried to log in from my tablet. I created a new account using my other email. I just can't get in!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 949
Posted By CountryRoads
Yes, the new forum. I was able to register (using...

Yes, the new forum. I was able to register (using my phone) under my other email, but it's doing the same thing. I tried both accounts and it says "Logging in.." and nothing happens.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By CountryRoads
Oh my :eek:

Oh my :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By CountryRoads
It was super slow for me this afternoon, but is...

It was super slow for me this afternoon, but is now working!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By CountryRoads
I've got a couple kids that go to 1/2 day...

I've got a couple kids that go to 1/2 day preschool, and they pay the full day rate. There's no way I'd be able to fill the other half of the day with another child. Also, I'm so limited on spots...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6,245
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 747,826
Posted By CountryRoads
Why do schools schedule things for the middle of...

Why do schools schedule things for the middle of the day??

Ds program is in the afternoon, so now I've gotta close daycare for the day for an hour program.

BUT, I'm super thankful we get to go!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By CountryRoads
I totally empathize with you. We had the...

I totally empathize with you.

We had the same problem. Neighbors dog was coming over and peeing on dcp tires, pooping in on our property in front of dcp, running in front of their vehicles. We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By CountryRoads
Thanks for the suggestions! I'll check into those!

Thanks for the suggestions! I'll check into those!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By CountryRoads
Driveway Alarms

Looking to get some so I know when someone pulls in.

Any recommendations?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,511
Posted By CountryRoads
Pee Everywhere!

Okay, that's a little dramatic, but it's SO gross.

I've got a couple boys who can just not keep their pee in the toilet. I've got one that dribbles on the floor and on the toilet. When he sits, he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By CountryRoads
I stay open...but I don't like it lol BUT, I get...

I stay open...but I don't like it lol BUT, I get paid regardless and I like to have a reputation as being reliable. It also RARELY happens.

Like pp said, I also let the dcp know (if I know ahead...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By CountryRoads
I totally understand your frustration! I have 2...

I totally understand your frustration! I have 2 kids here today who's parents are at home. I even had one beg his mom to let him go home with her at drop-off, and she still told him no :( "I want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By CountryRoads
Don't feel guilty. AT ALL. You will regret not...

Don't feel guilty. AT ALL. You will regret not going. After putting dcf before myself (or even my own family) multiple times (and regretting it EVERY TIME!!), I've learned to do what I want to do and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By CountryRoads
I'm assuming it varies, but pubic health told me...

I'm assuming it varies, but pubic health told me that a child would need a letter from them to return to care. The parent didn't end up testing negative, so they never had to quarantine, but that's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,866
Posted By CountryRoads
She texted you to ask if he took his binky?? ...

She texted you to ask if he took his binky??

Oh my. But yes, that's a good rule to follow. If it's not urgent, she can wait until business hours.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By CountryRoads
What a strange request. She wants you to keep...

What a strange request. She wants you to keep bags of poop laying around? If you're willing to accommodate, then I would suggest what CH said and require diapers or say no because it's unsanitary.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6,245
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 747,826
Posted By CountryRoads
I know people have different opinions on the...

I know people have different opinions on the whole Covid thing, but I can't help but be annoyed when a dcp downplays the seriousness of it. I find myself explaining that as a business owner, I take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 10,507
Posted By CountryRoads
I got the first dose a couple days ago. My arm is...

I got the first dose a couple days ago. My arm is incredibly sore. I woke up 3 times the other night about in tears because my whole arm just hurt so bad. I also had a low grade fever, but that's it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By CountryRoads
We have State Farm and they told me they offer...

We have State Farm and they told me they offer daycare insurance for up to 6 kids. That doesn't work for me, so I just didn't add it onto our policy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By CountryRoads
That would get old, fast! And no, you're not...

That would get old, fast!

And no, you're not the only one. I've got drop offs and pick ups that I dread. Like your dcm, I've got one that when she picks up, dcg4 will tell her to wait outside and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By CountryRoads
Thanks guys! Another question... Is there...

Thanks guys!

Another question...
Is there a certain date we need to give them the tax receipts by? I'll have them done within the next few days, but it's my understanding that we're not required...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6,245
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 747,826
Posted By CountryRoads
Dcm said dcg (most difficult child) wouldn't be...

Dcm said dcg (most difficult child) wouldn't be coming today...guess who shows up this morning.

Picks her up early to go to her physical therapy and says she won't be bringing her back. Guess who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By CountryRoads
Tax Question

Dcm gave me some extra money as a Christmas gift. Do I include that amount on their tax receipt?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By CountryRoads
I also agree with this. While I would feel...

I also agree with this.

While I would feel bad for the family, my emotions have nothing to do with running a business. Also, I feel like doing this once will set the expectations for any future...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 10,507
Posted By CountryRoads
I'm sure it probably varies, but I'm trying to...

I'm sure it probably varies, but I'm trying to figure out what the process is.

How long did it take? I'm trying to decide if I should just open when I get done or have dh cover for me. I keep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 10,507
Posted By CountryRoads
That makes me nervous :ouch:

That makes me nervous :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 10,507
Posted By CountryRoads
Have Any of You Gotten The Vaccine?

My local public health called and childcare providers are being offered the vaccine this first round. I put myself down, but I'm able to call and cancel if i change my mind. Have you gotten one yet?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6,245
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 747,826
Posted By CountryRoads
Dcm walks in and and just leaves the door wide...

Dcm walks in and and just leaves the door wide open. It's 10 degrees outside. :confused: I had to go close it for her. Careless things like this just irk me :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By CountryRoads
My inspector only inspects my daycare area....

My inspector only inspects my daycare area. Thankfully, my daycare is on a different floor than our personal, living space. I have a knob cover on our laundry room because it's off limits, but I...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 01-11-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By CountryRoads
Thanks for the suggestions! I downloaded...

Thanks for the suggestions!

I downloaded Master Your Emotions on Kindle...it was free! We'll see how that one is.

Gosh, there are so many books out there! It's hard to know which one will be a...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 01-11-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By CountryRoads
Any Suggestions?

I'm looking for a self-help book about learning to not let things bother you, learning to let go of things you can't control, etc.

Does anyone know of any?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6,245
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 747,826
Posted By CountryRoads
I've got a dcm of the first kid i started...

I've got a dcm of the first kid i started watching and she likes to take credit for my daycare.

Dcm: "I can't believe that you've been caring for dck for X amount of years. I mean, he's kinda the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By CountryRoads
He's 3.5

He's 3.5
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By CountryRoads
Handling a Difficult DCB

Dcb is my difficult dck. He's a bully and causes 90% of the daily fights in daycare.

Anyway, the past couple nights he's been acting up horribly when a dcp comes for pick-up. Today he threw a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6,245
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 747,826
Posted By CountryRoads
Argh! Dcd picked up dcg yesterday, wearing a...

Argh!

Dcd picked up dcg yesterday, wearing a mask. Which is unusual. One of the other dck asked why he was wearing one. He said because he was around someone positive and is waiting for his test...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,455
Posted By CountryRoads
I debated not doing anything for the families...

I debated not doing anything for the families this year, but I've always done something and they always get me gifts, so I would feel super awkward if I didn't this year. A little silly, I know. But...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,455
Posted By CountryRoads
Christmas Gifts

I think I'm going to do gift cards to restaurants in town for my families. I just have no clue how much to give! I've got 6 families, so I don't want to spend too much.

Should I do a percentage of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6,245
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 747,826
Posted By CountryRoads
The school bus picks up in front our house. No...

The school bus picks up in front our house. No daycare kids get on it, just my own. I've had TWO separate dcms drive around the bus when the lighted stop sign is pulled out :eek: Blows my mind! I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,360
Posted By CountryRoads
We were washing our hands and I look behind me to...

We were washing our hands and I look behind me to find dcg licking the toilet seat.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6,245
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 747,826
Posted By CountryRoads
Dcm: "I'm sure it's on the newsletter that I...

Dcm: "I'm sure it's on the newsletter that I never read, but what days are you closed this week?" "Also, is there anything else I need to know about that would be on the newsletter?"

Gee, I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By CountryRoads
Have you tried explaining to her that daycare is...

Have you tried explaining to her that daycare is a different environment and that this is group care, not individualized care?

Some people need things to be told to them in order for them to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,158
Posted By CountryRoads
So funny you say this! I've had 2 parents who let...

So funny you say this! I've had 2 parents who let their kids pee outside the fence. We live in a rural area...but still :ouch: I make sure they go potty before pick-up so this is no longer an issue....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By CountryRoads
Assessment

We are nearing the halfway mark in our preschool curriculum and I was going to do an assessment so parents can see what their child knows and is learning.

I have 3 kids that go to a half day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By CountryRoads
Nope. Like others have said, it will make parents...

Nope. Like others have said, it will make parents think they have some control in how your business is ran.

I could only imagine the "feedback" a provider would get.

"I think you should stay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By CountryRoads
Cups

I usually give the older kids cups without a lid, but lately they keep getting knocked over and I'm cleaning up milk off the table and floor almost daily.

No more open cups. What do you use for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,222
Posted By CountryRoads
I have a dcm who used to always swear it was just...

I have a dcm who used to always swear it was just teething and not an illness because the "fever goes away after I give him Motrin."

DUH! That's what it's supposed to do!

Anyways, I hate the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6,245
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 747,826
Posted By CountryRoads
That would've been perfect! I was so caught off...

That would've been perfect! I was so caught off guard that I didn't know what to say.

I was prepared to say something this morning if she made another comment, but she didn't. The weird thing is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6,245
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 747,826
Posted By CountryRoads
Closing early tomorrow (they've had almost 4...

Closing early tomorrow (they've had almost 4 weeks notice), dcm tells me she will "try to be here before you close."

Um, what? That's not how this works :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By CountryRoads
Did you send out a letter? I was thinking the...

Did you send out a letter? I was thinking the same thing that I get it, I won't charge, but if a dck gets it, then I will. I'm worried my policy is going to come back to bite me. It says that anytime...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By CountryRoads
Self-employed people were eligible for...

Self-employed people were eligible for unemployment under the CARES Act. It was a pain, but the extra money from the CARES Act made it worth it...but it was still less than what I would've made if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By CountryRoads
Charging When Closed

My policy is I don't charge when I'm closed. When I was closed for several weeks when COVID first started, I didn't charge.

Now, our small town has several cases and I'm just waiting until it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6,245
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 747,826
Posted By CountryRoads
Had a dcp ask if it would be too disruptive to...

Had a dcp ask if it would be too disruptive to drop-off during naptime...

Why ask questions you already know the answer to? :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6,245
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 747,826
Posted By CountryRoads
Oh my :ouch: Definitely the right decision...

Oh my :ouch:

Definitely the right decision to term! I don't know how you could've had a good relationship going forward after that.

I know lingering and trying to reason with the child is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 825
Posted By CountryRoads
Keeping Control When Someone Comes In

Anytime I have a dcp dropping off or picking up, or anytime I have my inspector over or someone stops by, I have a few kids who lose their minds. I lose all control of these kids and chaos breaks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6,245
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 747,826
Posted By CountryRoads
Had a dcp pick up a little early last week and...

Had a dcp pick up a little early last week and dck threw a fit (you know how it goes - dck does this 90% of the time at pick-up). Dcp told me that he won't be picking up early again because of his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By CountryRoads
The only thing I can think of is to ask for the...

The only thing I can think of is to ask for the money so you can buy another pair? I would hope they would offer that on their own.

It also sounds fishy that they can't find them the next day? I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,059
Posted By CountryRoads
If she doesn't want to pay in the summer, then...

If she doesn't want to pay in the summer, then she loses her spot. I would just make sure she understands that a spot may not be available when she needs it and she will need to contact you closer to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By CountryRoads
I don't think it's that big of a jump. Besides,...

I don't think it's that big of a jump. Besides, if you let them know this month then they have plenty of time to figure something else out if it doesn't work for them.

And I agree with BC. I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 547
Posted By CountryRoads
Drop-ins

With ds being in KG this year, that leaves open a spot during the day. I'd like to try to fill it with drop-ins.

How would you advertise that? I plan to post on our towns FB page but am struggling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6,245
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 747,826
Posted By CountryRoads
Maybe a couple of them ask just to be kind. I...

Maybe a couple of them ask just to be kind. I just usually get side-eyes and comments whenever I'm closed, so that's why I feel like it's nosey-ness - not kindness - when I'm asked what I'm doing on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6,245
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 747,826
Posted By CountryRoads
I'll have to remember this for next time! I don't...

I'll have to remember this for next time! I don't know why parents feel like they need to know - and I don't charge for closures, so they can't use that excuse. I don't ask them what they do on their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6,245
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 747,826
Posted By CountryRoads
I hate getting asked what I'm doing on the days...

I hate getting asked what I'm doing on the days I'm closed.

"Doing anything fun tomorrow?"
"Do you have a doctors appointment or something?"

One of my many pet peeves from parents :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By CountryRoads
I'm sure it would offend somebody. People have...

I'm sure it would offend somebody. People have such thin skin these days and will get offended over anything and everything.

I would absolutely allow it, though!

One side note, I always felt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,470
Posted By CountryRoads
They are 3 and 4. We ended up being inside last...

They are 3 and 4. We ended up being inside last night at pick-up, so I had them all ready to go and waiting by the door when dcm came - which is always much smoother.

It's when I don't have them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,470
Posted By CountryRoads
My problem is that we're outside at the end of...

My problem is that we're outside at the end of the day, at least for a little longer until the weather changes. So, I typically still have other kids here while her children are running the show. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,470
Posted By CountryRoads
Negotiating with Child at Pick-Up

I know there have been lots of posts about this before, and I think I may have even posted one, but I think this might be a little bit different.

I've got a couple parents, but one is more of a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,650
Posted By CountryRoads
DCB Not Minding His Own Business

Dcb3 is driving me bonkers!

This is a fairly recent thing that started. Dcb is always tattling on the other kids, even if it's nothing to be tattled on. He whines and complains if a dck uses their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By CountryRoads
At almost 2, I would put in a separate room until...

At almost 2, I would put in a separate room until he adjusts - if your licensing rules allow it.

I've done this with a few of my kiddos, and I have all amazing sleepers now!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,266
Posted By CountryRoads
I think she meant if anything else was bothering...

I think she meant if anything else was bothering me as far as daycare goes. Like if they were doing anything else that was annoying me.

I hate when I have to confront a parent on a policy, and it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,266
Posted By CountryRoads
I like your response! She dropped off this...

I like your response!

She dropped off this morning and was apologetic. I made sure not to say "it's fine." I explained to her that I'm very strict on that policy because my family is typically...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,266
Posted By CountryRoads
Thanks everyone! She ended up being late...

Thanks everyone!

She ended up being late again last night.

I texted her at 5:28 and asked if she was coming soon and reminded her that pick-up needs to be done prior to closing.

Just a side...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,266
Posted By CountryRoads
Thank you all so much! I will be using a little...

Thank you all so much! I will be using a little bit of all the responses in a message!

I don't have a late pick-up fee because I didn't want anyone to think that it was an option to be late.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,266
Posted By CountryRoads
Late Pick-Up

I've got a dcm that is pushing pick-up. I close at 5:30 and 2 times this past week she's picked up at like 5:35.

How do you handle this? I made the mistake of saying, "Oh, it's fine" when she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6,245
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 747,826
Posted By CountryRoads
I send out monthly newsletters that include any...

I send out monthly newsletters that include any closures. If I have a closure that comes up that didn't get included on the newsletter, then I do a separate letter letting everyone know.

So, it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6,245
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 747,826
Posted By CountryRoads
Sent out a letter last a couple weeks ago...

Sent out a letter last a couple weeks ago explaining that if you're child is not at daycare PRIOR to snack time, then they must be fed AT HOME because they will miss out on snack time here.

Had a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6,245
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 747,826
Posted By CountryRoads
Have a difficult dcg who is usually gone from...

Have a difficult dcg who is usually gone from lunchtime through nap for preschool. Dcm informed me this morning that she will not be taking her to school today so she can have a "day to herself."
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,647
Posted By CountryRoads
Okay, I'm doing a new schedule now. I just...

Okay, I'm doing a new schedule now.

I just want to say that if dcks do not arrive PRIOR to snack and lunch times, then they will not be eating and will need to be fed at home as we have a schedule...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2020, 07:37 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I've never had a parent say anything about...

I've never had a parent say anything about clothes, but I do have one dcp that almost everyday says something passive agressive like "You're gonna need a bath tonight", "You're dirty!" , "Well, guess...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2020, 06:56 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Good for you! Just curious how they reacted?

Good for you! Just curious how they reacted?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2020, 06:45 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
This is such a pet peeve of mine. Not that they...

This is such a pet peeve of mine. Not that they bring their children when they're not working, but the excuses they give me.

"I'm off today, but I need to clean so I'm bringing them."

"I'm not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2020, 02:50 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Oh, good! I'm glad you got the answer you need!...

Oh, good! I'm glad you got the answer you need! Do you believe her, though? Lol I've got some parents that would definitely lie about that if they knew they were in the wrong.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2020, 02:33 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I like that way of bringing it up - asking if...

I like that way of bringing it up - asking if they want to add a day. It doesn't sound accusatory and you should get the answer you need! I would just be prepared with a response if they say that she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2020, 02:20 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I would ask! It's your business and if you told...

I would ask! It's your business and if you told them that their child cannot attend if they went somewhere else, then you have a right to know.

I would just be blunt and ask them where dcg goes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2020, 02:10 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
In-Home to Center

Has anyone ever graduated from running an in-home daycare to a center?

Pros? Cons? Regrets?

Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2020, 05:54 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Child in Sports

Ds is doing middle school sports for the first time this year.

For those of you with kids in sports, how do you make it work? Do you close early or all day? Do you just miss games? Do you hire a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2020, 07:16 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Was on vacation and had a dcm parent text me...

Was on vacation and had a dcm parent text me several times about things that were not an emergency.

I eventually stopped responding, then find out she complained to another dcm that I wasn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2020, 08:42 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I would do something short and sweet! "Dear...

I would do something short and sweet!

"Dear Families,

Just a friendly reminder that your child(ren) must be pick up prior to closing time at 5:30 PM.

Thank you!"
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 07-20-2020, 05:47 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
The Perfect Marriage

Just finished reading this book by Jeneva Rose.

It's a good read if you like thrillers!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2020, 05:06 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Newborn sibling of a current dck starting soon....

Newborn sibling of a current dck starting soon. Dcm complains all the time about how difficult and fussy baby is.

Wonderful :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2020, 12:41 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
It went just fine! There was no signed contract...

It went just fine! There was no signed contract or communication in a couple months, so I'm surprised she thought she had a spot.

But, I'm sure not alot of people know how this business works :)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2020, 10:19 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Nvm, I already took care of it :)

Nvm, I already took care of it :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2020, 09:42 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Help With a Response

I screwed up and need help with a professional response please.

I had a dcf contact me awhile back and at the time I wanted this family. I told them I could provide care, but would need to apply...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 11:31 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
These were my thoughts, too! I just didnt...

These were my thoughts, too!

I just didnt know if it was considered unacceptable to not give a child snack while others were eating at the table at drop-off, kwim?

I sent out a daily schedule a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 07:48 AM
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Views: 1,647
Posted By CountryRoads
Snack Time

AM Snack is at 8:30. As in at 8:30, the kids who are here are sitting down eating snack. I have several kids who come around 8:40-8:50.

Do you feed snack to the ones who come a little later? We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2020, 07:58 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Thankfully, the child has a spare change of...

Thankfully, the child has a spare change of clothes here. Dcm realized she forgot to put on underwear when she dropped off.

Dcm: "Well, at least I remembered to feed her." :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2020, 06:52 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Dcm forgot to put underwear...on her 4 year...

Dcm forgot to put underwear...on her 4 year old...who is also wearing a dress :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 12:41 PM
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Views: 1,470
Posted By CountryRoads
You're right! I definitely think I'll keep it to...

You're right! I definitely think I'll keep it to myself!

Thanks :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 10:13 AM
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Views: 1,470
Posted By CountryRoads
Also just curious, do you mention to your...

Also just curious, do you mention to your families that received a grant?

I was thinking if they learned I got a grant, they would think of me more like a business then, ya know, a baby sitter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 10:11 AM
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Views: 1,470
Posted By CountryRoads
Great, thanks! I'll just keep the receipts 😊

Great, thanks!

I'll just keep the receipts 😊
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