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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,045
Posted By actaktmdt
Check with your states dhs office. In Michigan...

Check with your states dhs office. In Michigan you can foster and do daycare however they are includeed in ratios here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,572
Posted By actaktmdt
Two weeks ago 4 had runny noses, #5 a ft,...

Two weeks ago 4 had runny noses, #5 a ft, parents kept him out all week for walking anomina. My dd had the 12 hour flu last weekend. Not fun.
Forum: Curriculum 08-19-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,195
Posted By actaktmdt
My parents often bring in food and gallons of...

My parents often bring in food and gallons of milk frequently just because they want to. They are always asking me what do I need ect. The food makes it hard for me to plan my weekly shopping trips....
Forum: Curriculum 08-19-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,195
Posted By actaktmdt
Parents Providing Items

Do you ask parents to buy supplies to go with the curriculam needs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,420
Posted By actaktmdt
What was the etsy shop name? My gal was excellent...

What was the etsy shop name? My gal was excellent in working with me.
Forum: Curriculum 08-05-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,735
Posted By actaktmdt
In January my rate is going up to help cover the...

In January my rate is going up to help cover the cost of the curriculam, I'm trying mother goose time this year. It will only affect those who enroll as new. The past year I've not charged for it and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,894
Posted By actaktmdt
Yeah those are cute...that particular print...

Yeah those are cute...that particular print fabric is super expensive but you can find them much cheeper.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,894
Posted By actaktmdt
Sorry our internet went down and we have had our...

Sorry our internet went down and we have had our internet provider out 2xs to fix the issues.


These are unpaper towels you can find them all over etsy or hyena cart. I like the snaping ability...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,716
Posted By actaktmdt
I'm the church admin assistant but I don't do...

I'm the church admin assistant but I don't do much. I'm gearing up to team up with a gal who designs botique childrens clothing. She's trying to go bigger than what she is. I'm super excited about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,401
Posted By actaktmdt
If she brings a child it would be one that would...

If she brings a child it would be one that would transfer from her home dc to mine. She her self is single, never married no kids of her own. She's done her own daycare for 15 years. She owns a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,401
Posted By actaktmdt
How do you determine acceptable pay to the...

How do you determine acceptable pay to the assistant? I'm looking at expanding and the person who I would be hiring has run and is currently tuning her own in home dc and isn't full. I know what...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 07-27-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,254
Posted By actaktmdt
Assistant Pay

Tom where can I find the information about what needs to be withheld from a paycheck? I'm trying to determine if its worth expanding my license by doing a dry run on numbers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 32,351
Posted By actaktmdt
I'm sorry but that's neglect and cps worthy of...

I'm sorry but that's neglect and cps worthy of reporting. The two boys that just enrolled were removed from their parents why...rotting teeth and underweight acording to fc mom. The 2.5 will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,894
Posted By actaktmdt
What about getting "unpaper towles" ill post...

What about getting "unpaper towles" ill post link when kids are gone
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,362
Posted By actaktmdt
Mac if i remember correctly your in michigan as I...

Mac if i remember correctly your in michigan as I am. state rules say once a providers own children are over the age of 7 they do not count in your ratio any longer and then you have the 6 plus one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,004
Posted By actaktmdt
Michigan hasnt gotten their yet. I know other...

Michigan hasnt gotten their yet. I know other state aid assistance is on their "bridge card" that looks like a cc but isnt, runs on similar technology though. We are paid every two weeks, for only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,858
Posted By actaktmdt
I filled my last two spots making a website on...

I filled my last two spots making a website on wordpress.com and puting it on CL with my ad.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,140
Posted By actaktmdt
Those chairs are from Ikea or at least the...

Those chairs are from Ikea or at least the colored ones are as some of the other items she has in her room. I have the ikea chairs as well, I need to go back to ikea to get 2 tables. One of mine...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,004
Posted By actaktmdt
Assistance Payments Reimbursements to Parent/Guardians

How do you handle your assistance payments from parents. Do you reimburse them after receiving pay? How do you handle co-pays? I posted a tax related question on the tax board to this but haven't...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 07-06-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,354
Posted By actaktmdt
What Is The Best Way To Deal With DHS And Copays?

What is the best way from a tax standpoint to handle dhs payment and copays. Two of my 4 families with another going to turn in a request to see if they qualify are paying via dhs. One parent wants...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,262
Posted By actaktmdt
yes i have a design and logo. I am not techy...

yes i have a design and logo. I am not techy enough. I actually had it made for my website and like it quite a bit. THere is more to it than what shows on the site and thats because I changed my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,620
Posted By actaktmdt
MMK And Apple Products

Does anyone know if mmk is compatible with Apple products. Thinking about geting an ipad to use.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-22-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,280
Posted By actaktmdt
1040-ES (Estimated Taxes)

Just curious, how many of you pay estimated taxes? 2010 was my first year in operations and i started my daycare business in the middle of the year. I did not pay estimated taxes in 2010 because we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,919
Posted By actaktmdt
MMK - Infant

Can someone tell me why my MMK infant meals are not showing up in the report. I had to add Similac Sensitive to the program as thats what the dcg is on. Thanks
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-15-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,711
Posted By actaktmdt
Red face OL I left banking to do daycare this past...

OL

I left banking to do daycare this past year and stay home with my daughter. It is the FDIC regulates all account types. You can never link LLC accounts to personal per their guidelines. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,391
Posted By actaktmdt
Breaking Bottle To Sleep Habit

I can tell that my new 6 month old dc girl is used to being given a bottle to go to sleep but I cant do that. She does not take pacifer. Help me. the gardien had only had her for 2 weeks.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-15-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,383
Posted By actaktmdt
TurboTax Question - do we need to purchase just...

TurboTax Question - do we need to purchase just the personal version or personal/business? dont know if daycare is considered business or not? dont want to buy the expensive version if i only need...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-04-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,366
Posted By actaktmdt
its probably because you enter utilities, mort...

its probably because you enter utilities, mort insurance etc on form 8829 but the IRS has not released the 2010 form yet. turbotax is probably still on 2009 until they can get an update out there.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-04-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,278
Posted By actaktmdt
I believe we are still waiting for the IRS to...

I believe we are still waiting for the IRS to release the 2010 form. I heard it would be available in the first couple of weeks in Feb - do not use the 2009 form!!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-03-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,469
Posted By actaktmdt
Depr & Form 4562

Question. I have a computer that is a couple of years old. i started my business in 2010 and would like to depreciate this because i use it in my business. i plan on using my t/s%. Do i depr it...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-01-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,627
Posted By actaktmdt
but there are situations where you dont have to...

but there are situations where you dont have to make estimated taxes right? Like if you know your going to receive a tax refund on your personal taxes or if you had no income tax liability in the...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-31-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,498
Posted By actaktmdt
Tom - I also have a depr question. This doesnt...

Tom - I also have a depr question. This doesnt concern my 2010 taxes but just looking ahead for the next few years. i want to make sure i understand this correctly. Let's say i have a couch (prior...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-26-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,264
Posted By actaktmdt
I used the 30% rule but 2010 was my first year in...

I used the 30% rule but 2010 was my first year in business so maybe it was too much.....
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-19-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,692
Posted By actaktmdt
I guess what I am trying to find out is if I...

I guess what I am trying to find out is if I start planning to open a daycare at the beginning of the year (January), take care of some of the application process of my state in February and March...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-18-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,692
Posted By actaktmdt
Thanks Tom. In your book, furnace...

Thanks Tom. In your book, furnace cleaning/inspection/repairs are examples of deductable home repairs and maintenance expenses. If I had this service performed in Feb to fullfill the requirements...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-18-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,692
Posted By actaktmdt
How Do You T/S % Curriculum? Etc..

Question: 2010 was my first year in buisness. I spent around 250$ in curriculum to use throught out the year. For the most part, in my care, was 4 dc kids and my own daughter. So I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,018
Posted By actaktmdt
3/4 Year Old "Educational Readyness

Do you have any handouts on this that perhaps you can give me an idea of whats educational appropriate for these two age levels? I want to see if I am off in my thinking. Thanks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,567
Posted By actaktmdt
Exclamation I am not closed this year but will be next year....

I am not closed this year but will be next year. The dc parents didn't realize that they sent me a txt saying dad wanted to be kids free 4 his day off. My girl who's here everday mom has 4 days off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,812
Posted By actaktmdt
We really cant afford for me to to be closed for...

We really cant afford for me to to be closed for long in March at all when DS is due. Plus I am terrified of closing for even two weeks and then re-opening in and having gone from full to empty or to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2010, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,939
Posted By actaktmdt
Hitting

I have a daycare child who is driving me nuts by 9 am. She is obsessed with hitting my daughter. Time outs are not effective and the hitting lasts all day long. This needs to stop. The dcg is 3...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-18-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,017
Posted By actaktmdt
Question 7th vs 8th Edition of Tom Copeland's FCC Rec. Keep Quide

I just opend my daycare this spring and bought the 7th edition to know what I should keep track of. Are there any major changes in his 8th edition that came out this spring . Just debating about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,701
Posted By actaktmdt
Glad u got it. My dc kids love love it and are...

Glad u got it. My dc kids love love it and are sad right now because we are going to store it in the garage for the winter. Imagine driving from wway north taking 28th st to east belt line past...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,202
Posted By actaktmdt
is their an electronic one anywhere.......by...

is their an electronic one anywhere.......by license rules state I have to have sign in/out sheet but my parents do do it and its pia to ask them to do it., they have to sign in and out
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-22-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,605
Posted By actaktmdt
I use time/space percentage for all utilities

I use time/space percentage for all utilities
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-22-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,846
Posted By actaktmdt
I keep separate receipts for this. I go daycare...

I keep separate receipts for this. I go daycare shopping weekly and family shopping 2x month. Since starting the daycare I keep recieipts of both and we have excell spreed sheets for the daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,988
Posted By actaktmdt
Non Napping 3 Year Old

I have a non napping 3 year old. She used to nap and i always felt bad about having to wake her up as pick up is at 2:45, but she clearly needs a nap and when she goes home she will nap and then go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,335
Posted By actaktmdt
I am looking forward to reading the answers you...

I am looking forward to reading the answers you get. I am due in March, and my recovery will be a bit longer as it will be my second c-section. I am brining in a good friend to cover for me when I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 44,210
Posted By actaktmdt
No one ever said that you don’t know anything or...

No one ever said that you don’t know anything or that you’re “stupid” as one poster tried to claim some people (possibly me) are. Funny, how if someone doesn’t agree with YOU or those with your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 44,210
Posted By actaktmdt
Did you know that marriages where parents focus...

Did you know that marriages where parents focus only on the children for the childhood years are 3x's as likly to divorice than those who dont take the time to focus on one another during this time....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 44,210
Posted By actaktmdt
No its not selfish parenting at all. In fact...

No its not selfish parenting at all. In fact taking time to focus on one another is often in the best intersted of the kids. Lots of studies show that parents who take the time to connect with one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 44,210
Posted By actaktmdt
I will post comments later but I'm right with you...

I will post comments later but I'm right with you emosks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,551
Posted By actaktmdt
I prefer evening but if that doest work out I...

I prefer evening but if that doest work out I schedule for nap time when the kiddos have gone down.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,444
Posted By actaktmdt
apparently I stirred up the pot, thanks girls. ...

apparently I stirred up the pot, thanks girls. While i wasnt asking for ways to be untruthfull, nor dishonest to clients, I dont want the constent questions as to why Im not pg yet. Miscarriages...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,444
Posted By actaktmdt
Would u disclose to the new clients this...

Would u disclose to the new clients this information?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,444
Posted By actaktmdt
Your right its a bussiness decison. I am just not...

Your right its a bussiness decison. I am just not sure what the best way is for me to go.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,444
Posted By actaktmdt
Business Decisons....Agh

What to do....

My part time girl is now coming in the evenings two nights a week now instead of m-t for about 4 hours like she used to. Mom is waiting to hear about funding and putting her in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2010, 03:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,798
Posted By actaktmdt
You can use the swadeling sleeps sacks...at my...

You can use the swadeling sleeps sacks...at my orientation we were told we could use thouse just not blankets to swaddle...they are expensive like 25 but they are nice. I am in michigan as well. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2010, 03:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,311
Posted By actaktmdt
Didn't read the post but in mi if the childs...

Didn't read the post but in mi if the childs older than 7 then that related child does not count in the ratio. If under 7 then they do count.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 20,657
Posted By actaktmdt
Thank you...............yes rear facing untill 2...

Thank you...............yes rear facing untill 2 is verry impotant as mom and a dc mom. There are some verry strong prof that amber necklaces help kids and adults....while I don't use it a dc mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,669
Posted By actaktmdt
I have a ceiling fan in my kitchen and in my...

I have a ceiling fan in my kitchen and in my daughters room....only use the kitchen one...we have a vornado fan but its used with dc kids around...its against licencing rules to use anything other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2010, 05:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,390
Posted By actaktmdt
I'm looking for ideas too....I have one little...

I'm looking for ideas too....I have one little girl who has no dad and never has had one....her mom is into women (single) and her dad came from a sperm doner place.... Do I find a grandfather poem...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2010, 05:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,167
Posted By actaktmdt
Yes if I used the basement we woud be fine. My...

Yes if I used the basement we woud be fine. My licensing consultants was out here on wed and I passed that with flying colors...and we had talked about it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,167
Posted By actaktmdt
Phone is Ringing Off the Hook

For non school age kiddos for full time care 10 calls in the past 4 days and no I'm not adverising. A friend has asked about helping me which makes me think I should get a lic...for 12 insteed of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2010, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,998
Posted By actaktmdt
Check with ur licensor but its my understanding...

Check with ur licensor but its my understanding that if ur going to the same place at the same time ex. Story time every wed at 9 am...then u can have a blaket statement signed for this specific...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2010, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,519
Posted By actaktmdt
Yup he and little brother have rock hard big...

Yup he and little brother have rock hard big bites all over their bodies. When mom took him to the er his face and ears were swollen...did u get them allergy tested....I'm worried now about the what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2010, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,519
Posted By actaktmdt
Bug Bites = Allerigic Rreaction and its Delayed

2.5 year old dc boy is allergic to mosqito bites and possisble other outdoor insect bites....he came back from memorial weekend covered head to toe in bites....he started showing signs just when his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,627
Posted By actaktmdt
haha I know see why minute menu takes a...

haha I know see why minute menu takes a week...thats crazyness......wont be using that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2010, 05:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,747
Posted By actaktmdt
I would let the baby dictate the...

I would let the baby dictate the schedule...untill about 5 or 6 months if not have a set routine by then. I feel moms know their babys needs the best. Young babies are constanly needing things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,627
Posted By actaktmdt
do you have problems like emosks, where it took...

do you have problems like emosks, where it took forever to get paid? A parent asked me today (left check book at home, Im the only person she writes a check for)..what I like about Minute Menu is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,296
Posted By actaktmdt
one arrives at six, this dcc leaves at 2:45 every...

one arrives at six, this dcc leaves at 2:45 every day..the rest come later......though occasionally the mom of 3 will need to drop off kiddos at 6 but otherwise its 7:30 for them. the fifth one comes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,627
Posted By actaktmdt
I've been comptemplating setting up online...

I've been comptemplating setting up online through minute menu....it is not free through pay pal though...I lost $9.00 in fees on pay pal in april wheb dcg grandma paid to hold her spot.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,296
Posted By actaktmdt
Thanks for the tips, do you charge more or less...

Thanks for the tips, do you charge more or less for the kiddos that come at this time?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,296
Posted By actaktmdt
We began year 2 of being on his plan and in step...

We began year 2 of being on his plan and in step 2 as well. I wont be getting a break between times here, as the kiddos would come at 3 and leave at 11 pm.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2010, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,296
Posted By actaktmdt
Those Who do 2nd Shift Daycare

I received a call and am considering doing 2nd shift care. My husband is concerend about family time....We are big dave ramsey people and I cant justify not doing this as we would get rid of our debt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 41,999
Posted By actaktmdt
I'm so sorry what a rude former client. I'm torn...

I'm so sorry what a rude former client. I'm torn between which suggestion that I like. Having just ended 8 years in banking as a teller I saw this quite frequently. Its a common I'm mad at u...
Forum: Curriculum 05-19-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,717
Posted By actaktmdt
interesting.....ill have to check out the site...

interesting.....ill have to check out the site more as its in my home town and I have never heard of them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,836
Posted By actaktmdt
Its deterimined by the school closest to your...

Its deterimined by the school closest to your homes rate of free and reduced school breakfast and lunch. If more than 50% you are automaticlly a tier 1 if you end up falling in a tier 2 area then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,906
Posted By actaktmdt
Just wanted to point out some things...nothing...

Just wanted to point out some things...nothing wrong with but in case anyone wondered why the difference

While Emosks does live near me she lives, roughly 25-30 minutes away in a more "upsclae"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,181
Posted By actaktmdt
Being a former bank employee, the majority of the...

Being a former bank employee, the majority of the time banks will not accept checks that are signed over that are from the state of mi or any other state.
You would need to deposit the check into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,225
Posted By actaktmdt
I dont know why I double posted..must have been...

I dont know why I double posted..must have been an issue with my phone. I did even think about doing an activity at the table...ill try that. Lunch is just a crazy time for me b/c thats when my part...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,906
Posted By actaktmdt
I make my family of 3 pay me $250/week, this is...

I make my family of 3 pay me $250/week, this is $25 off for the second and third child....all are full time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,225
Posted By actaktmdt
Help Hitting/Pushing Needs to End

The kids seem to think hitting is ok when I'm fixing breakfast and lunch...this needs to stop now........I'm at a loss as to what to do
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,181
Posted By actaktmdt
the state pays based on age of the children...see...

the state pays based on age of the children...see here http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dhs/November_changes_-_Rate_Change_Handout_Licensed_Providers_10._300607_7.pdf

I honestly dont know much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,181
Posted By actaktmdt
You have to have the parent if approved bring in...

You have to have the parent if approved bring in a form that u sign saying ur lice.by the stateand that u will be watching them .....u themn choose how to set up reporting hours u can do it by phone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,568
Posted By actaktmdt
I will check out that lakeshore site, those...

I will check out that lakeshore site, those letters look neat.

I did not buy FS stuff for May. We are using Aprils sense I ended up with only 1 dc kid for 3 days for the month. I didnt want to...
Forum: Curriculum 05-10-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,920
Posted By actaktmdt
Right now I am paying for it. But I see in Aug...

Right now I am paying for it. But I see in Aug the rates go up a tiny bit. And I am thinking i might have parents pay for a portion of it. Its not factored into my rates at the moment. Though I might...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,181
Posted By actaktmdt
I have a single parent, who has been trying to...

I have a single parent, who has been trying to get FIA for 8 months. Her case worker has not been doing her job, and she is now working with head person of our local office. The case worker has lost...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,795
Posted By actaktmdt
those are cute, my dc kids did a book that...

those are cute, my dc kids did a book that included a poem about handprints, but they all painted their hand prints on the poem so I am now, printing out a new poem to place in with it....they also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,915
Posted By actaktmdt
during nap times, for a quick check of emails and...

during nap times, for a quick check of emails and to see whats going on....and on nights like tonight where my insomia has kicked in
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,907
Posted By actaktmdt
the assumptions are interesting...

Yes people assume weird things. I went into our local bread store company's site, where essentially they sell hostess type of stuff and bread on discount. I walked out of there ready to scream at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,061
Posted By actaktmdt
Thanks I thought that book idea was a good one....

Thanks I thought that book idea was a good one. Hadn't thought of how easy to make a book for mom! I played around in word, and printed out a book for each of my dc kids including my own daughter (I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,061
Posted By actaktmdt
Mother's Day Craft Activity

I would like next weeks craft activity to be a week long project for mom (mothers day is Sunday the 9th), but the problem I have is that 3 kids are from the same family, so do they each do somthing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,487
Posted By actaktmdt
One of the 5 is returning, (the one that had the...

One of the 5 is returning, (the one that had the medical emergency) but she was only here 3 days before she left. 3 are new, and the 5th one, will start on the 10th.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,487
Posted By actaktmdt
Yes I am full now, though I did take one mom I am...

Yes I am full now, though I did take one mom I am not sure how long she will stick around, she was initally looking for summer only, but it sounds like they have moved around alot, they just moved to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,169
Posted By actaktmdt
my problem is I dont have a basline year to go...

my problem is I dont have a basline year to go off from to know how much with w/h..to know a general idea to know the gen. deduction/profit amounts....he sent me an email and I dont follow it at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,169
Posted By actaktmdt
Most banks have a seperate "payroll" department...

Most banks have a seperate "payroll" department that they can allow people to use. I dont know what they charge. The two main companies here in GR is ADP and then paychex.....they offer trainings...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,487
Posted By actaktmdt
Yup I have been keeping a close eye on that when...

Yup I have been keeping a close eye on that when families have been inquring.

Last nights family did not show for their interview. This mornings family showed up on time, and will start friday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,487
Posted By actaktmdt
Yup I was planning on telling them all this same...

Yup I was planning on telling them all this same thing. I just called the mom who wanted to schedule and interview for next week to see if she wanted to move up to this week, as I got another call...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,487
Posted By actaktmdt
Advertising Question

Do you continue to advertise when you have interviews scheduled that would lead you to being full or do you wait until the interviews have compleated before you begin to advertise again.

I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,122
Posted By actaktmdt
yes most places that you can go through for the...

yes most places that you can go through for the food program will provide you with class's with a minimal fee. ours even will let you take one for free after you x number of menus with out any...
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