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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By Second Home
I currently have 4 families out of 6 who work for...

I currently have 4 families out of 6 who work for the school system .
I offer credit for snow days ( easier for me if I don't have to worry about cleaning the walk/driveway) and summer vacations ....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4,486
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,836
Posted By Second Home
:eek:

:eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By Second Home
I'm doing the dck's handprints on flower pots and...

I'm doing the dck's handprints on flower pots and planting flowers in them .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 693
Posted By Second Home
I accept cash or checks . 99% of the time it is...

I accept cash or checks . 99% of the time it is handed to me or put on the sign in clipboard while I am standing there .

I have 1 sa kid who sometimes had it in his backpack. He always forgot to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4,486
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,836
Posted By Second Home
They probably have insurance which is why they...

They probably have insurance which is why they only have a $100 co-pay . The total bill is going to be probably at least $200 for an urgent care visit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Second Home
I charge a flat weekly fee for before / after...

I charge a flat weekly fee for before / after school care whether the child is here or not .
On snow days or school closings there is an additional fee IF I have room to take the child . There is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Second Home
Something else to consider if you are licensed . ...

Something else to consider if you are licensed .

Are you licensed to do care on the weekends ? Here we must be licensed for weekends , evenings and nights in addition to a regular license.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By Second Home
I have a to go backpack . It has copies of all...

I have a to go backpack . It has copies of all the kids emergency cards , a first aid kit , flashlight, battery powered radio and some other items . I keep it near the garage so if I have to leave I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 185,983
Posted By Second Home
Before they left I changed my contract to cash...

Before they left I changed my contract to cash and personal check only , she wrote in money orders on the contract :lol: . I told her no more money orders cash or check only and she lost it . She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 185,983
Posted By Second Home
Not really she got fired from the bank .

Not really she got fired from the bank .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 185,983
Posted By Second Home
Some may remember my difficult dcm ( money order...

Some may remember my difficult dcm ( money order weirdness) that terminated care last June because they were moving yet still live down the street . Well she called yesterday to see if I would like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Second Home
IN MD we don't , but no one is allowed to be...

IN MD we don't , but no one is allowed to be alone with the dck unless a licensed sub . So no visitors can be alone with the dck.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By Second Home
If I didn't offer part time care I would have no...

If I didn't offer part time care I would have no current clients.
I do let all families know that a full time family may possibly replace any part time family . And I would give the part time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,512
Posted By Second Home
Looking for it .

Looking for it .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,512
Posted By Second Home
I am sure all states differ but here in MD we...

I am sure all states differ but here in MD we must allow ( we can not deny any therapy visits) a therapist to visit a child and have therapy in a child care home .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By Second Home
Many HE front load washers do not drain fully and...

Many HE front load washers do not drain fully and water sits in the bottom of the machine . This leads to a mildew smell from the dirty sitting water in the machine . You must manually drain the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By Second Home
In MD we need to keep all children's files for 2...

In MD we need to keep all children's files for 2 years . Check with licensing in your area to see what they require.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
Posted By Second Home
HFM just went through all my DCK . I excluded a...

HFM just went through all my DCK . I excluded a minimum of 7 days and until all the blisters had to be dried up . I did offer 1 family half off their fee ( they refused and paid me the full amount) .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,862
Posted By Second Home
Stars is still voluntary here too . But you can...

Stars is still voluntary here too . But you can not accept state pay clients unless you enroll . I always said that I am done when starts becomes mandatory,
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2017, 05:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,436
Posted By Second Home
I meant to say at least 7 days from onset of...

I meant to say at least 7 days from onset of symptoms.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,436
Posted By Second Home
I haven't responded to their text yet , I'm just...

I haven't responded to their text yet , I'm just trying to find the right words . I do plan on telling them that he needs have all the blisters dried up before returning, there would be no way to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,436
Posted By Second Home
Second child confirmed with HFM . Though the Dr...

Second child confirmed with HFM . Though the Dr said he is no longer contagious .
If he only started showing spots on Tuesday how is he not contagious on Wednesday .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,436
Posted By Second Home
Yes , I got a note from the Dr stating non...

Yes , I got a note from the Dr stating non infected bug bites .
The spots did not look like any bug bite I have seen that is why I told them they needed to see a Dr .

Is this just a coincidence...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,436
Posted By Second Home
Sooooo . Today I send home 16 month old with...

Sooooo .
Today I send home 16 month old with spots . No visible spots when he got here at 7am . Change his diaper around 9am and a few spots so I put on diaper cream . By 11 am diaper change lots of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,436
Posted By Second Home
So the Dr said it is bug bites . They have seen...

So the Dr said it is bug bites . They have seen many cases of HFM and this is definatly not HFM . So we will see on Friday what it looks like .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,938
Posted By Second Home
I have to log in every time I want to come on the...

I have to log in every time I want to come on the site , it will not remember me even when I check the box .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,436
Posted By Second Home
HFM Question

Does hfm always start on the palms , soles of the feet and in the mouth?

I have a 11 month who had 2 bumps on the top of her foot last week , red but not a bug bite . More like a blister but no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2017, 05:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,416
Posted By Second Home
I am usually asked 2 things right away 1. how...

I am usually asked 2 things right away
1. how long I have been doing child care , I reply with Lic since 2003 .
2. what are my rates . I reply with it depends on your child's schedule . And ask...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By Second Home
My son had groin hernias ( both sides , though...

My son had groin hernias ( both sides , though you only noticed it on one side),we first noticed it at about a month old .You could see a huge lump sometimes 4-5 inches long under his skin .Sometimes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,668
Posted By Second Home
Here in MD all children under 2 must be in a crib...

Here in MD all children under 2 must be in a crib or pack in play unless I have permission from the parent in writing that their child can move to a cot . So I would have to talk to a parent about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,837
Posted By Second Home
Not 100% true ( per an ADA representative). If...

Not 100% true ( per an ADA representative). If putting in a ramp is not cost prohibited to your business you would be required to have a wheelchair ramp built . So a daycare who has a high income...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4,486
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,836
Posted By Second Home
Why is it that when you difficult family leaves...

Why is it that when you difficult family leaves another seems to become the replacement difficult family . It was a nice peaceful summer with the difficult family gone until now.

Ever since...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,181
Posted By Second Home
Here in MD if a child has allergies we must have...

Here in MD if a child has allergies we must have a action plan filled out by the allergist/ Dr with all information , reaction symptoms and medical instructions . It must be on the state form , no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,067
Posted By Second Home
happyface

happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By Second Home
happyface

happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,056
Posted By Second Home
I enrolled a 3 child family when their previous...

I enrolled a 3 child family when their previous provider terminated care because she needed 1 of their spots for a family member . So it does happen .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By Second Home
After hours or on the weekends.

After hours or on the weekends.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 969
Posted By Second Home
This is what I Before/after school care is...

This is what I

Before/after school care is provided for a weekly rate of $________ and includes care for children from 7am until the school bus arrives at approximately 8am and care after the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-03-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 27,745
Posted By Second Home
I believe you will need a fence around it . You...

I believe you will need a fence around it . You will not be able to just fill it in if it's considered wetlands . So you should check with the county first .
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-03-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 27,745
Posted By Second Home
I am also in MD and I am required to have a...

I am also in MD and I am required to have a fenced in play area .
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 07-31-2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,780
Posted By Second Home
For the last few years I compared the actual cost...

For the last few years I compared the actual cost of daycare food bought to the standard deduction allowed on taxes . The standard deduction actually gave me a higher $ amount .

And I am not on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By Second Home
I don't take it personally but sometimes it is...

I don't take it personally but sometimes it is hard not to .

There have been times when I have told a friend ( not a dcp) about all the costs with running a daycare ,the regulations , all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4,486
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,836
Posted By Second Home
Very sad . I love of their music .

Very sad . I love of their music .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4,486
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,836
Posted By Second Home
I tell you last week your child needs to be...

I tell you last week your child needs to be accident free here for 2 weeks before we try underwear and since he had an accident that day the 2 weeks starts over .
Yesterday I let you know that you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By Second Home
Got it . Thanks !!

Got it . Thanks !!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By Second Home
That is all I have for this particular dck , but...

That is all I have for this particular dck , but with this dcm I want something in writing .:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By Second Home
Returning Items

Does anyone have a letter they use to prove they have returned all of a child's personal belongings after they leave care ?
I would like to have something in writing that the parent has to sign...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By Second Home
I can't view the pics :( . What breeds do you...

I can't view the pics :( . What breeds do you have .

I got 3 cayuga ducklings 2 weeks ago . happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,416
Posted By Second Home
Here we are only allowed 30 min of screen time...

Here we are only allowed 30 min of screen time per week . Any more then that we have to write up an educational plan , not worth all the paperwork in my opinion .

I have put a holiday show on for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2017, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By Second Home
Be sure that it is symptom free without...

Be sure that it is symptom free without medication .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By Second Home
That is just an excuse for not having to set...

That is just an excuse for not having to set rules for her child . I have a son ( who is now 13) , yes he sometimes got wild as did my daughter but they learned the time and place to be wild and when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,700
Posted By Second Home
I use closet hanging organizer things . Each...

I use closet hanging organizer things . Each child has a place for blanket , pillow( folded in half) and security item if needed . Since they are cloth cubes one child's items never touch another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,271
Posted By Second Home
I have 2 dogs currently and have have had dogs...

I have 2 dogs currently and have have had dogs the whole time I have run a daycare . I even had 3 different litters of puppies while running a daycare . My licensing rep even did her inspection...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By Second Home
I charge more for infant ( here 0-24 months is...

I charge more for infant ( here 0-24 months is considered infant) as we can only have 2 . I have another rate for 2-5 years and a before and after care rate . If a school age child needs all day care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 960
Posted By Second Home
I should have added that here in MD you must have...

I should have added that here in MD you must have 2 substitutes , they have to be finger printed and background check but nothing else as far as classes or training . You are limited as to how many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By Second Home
When I moved from one county to the next ( but...

When I moved from one county to the next ( but stayed in the same state) I also had to renew everything for my whole family .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 960
Posted By Second Home
I have seen a few local providers looking to hire...

I have seen a few local providers looking to hire back up help so they don't have to close . None have found anyone that I know of as I still see the same ads every week .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By Second Home
No alarms or extra security systems , that is...

No alarms or extra security systems , that is what my dogs are for ;) . I did have one of those remote doorbells that trigger when someone enters the driveway but it kept going off for no reason so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,151
Posted By Second Home
I have had single parent dads as clients where...

I have had single parent dads as clients where the mom was not in the picture at all .

I usually try to hold all my interviews when my dh is home , he may not be in the same room but available if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By Second Home
All I use is plastic outside toys . Cleaning and...

All I use is plastic outside toys . Cleaning and storage is much easier.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 590
Posted By Second Home
In addition to traditional type blocks I have a...

In addition to traditional type blocks I have a bunch of plastic ( solo type ) cups in different colors and right now I have the cardboard inserts from toilet paper and paper towels . The 3 yr old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,932
Posted By Second Home
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By Second Home
Here in MD we can not have trampolines on the...

Here in MD we can not have trampolines on the property.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By Second Home
I also wait for nap time or if I am really...

I also wait for nap time or if I am really desperate and have to make the call I will put on the tv :eek: .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By Second Home
Yes, they call me to schedule an appt , come out...

Yes, they call me to schedule an appt , come out and call me with the results within a week . Then I get a paper copy of the results a few weeks later.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By Second Home
I do have well water . When the health dept comes...

I do have well water . When the health dept comes out to test they take the airator (sp) off the faucet , spray bleach solution to make sure there is no bacteria on the faucet and then fill a small...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By Second Home
Here all non school aged children are required to...

Here all non school aged children are required to have a rest time per the regs .

We are only allowed 30 minutes of tv per week . So no movies for a child who does not nap .

I will not take a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,522
Posted By Second Home
If it were me I would not have a special craft...

If it were me I would not have a special craft ready for her every Tuesday if you are not sure she is coming . She could just color for her art time . I would also have a quick / easy snack like an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,065
Posted By Second Home
I find that most parents will tell me where they...

I find that most parents will tell me where they work without even having to ask . But I would ask if they have not told me first .

Also our state required paperwork has a place where parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2017, 05:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By Second Home
I have this happen too . If there is a day where...

I have this happen too . If there is a day where I know I have to leave right at 5 I tell all my dcp . I let them know they have to be on time or early because of an appt if they can not be early or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By Second Home
All my dck have loved to play kitchen . I have...

All my dck have loved to play kitchen . I have had kids as young as 15 months begin to really play and mimic cooking .
My sa kids still even play kitchen .
I have a set of bins with the food and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By Second Home
I hand out my days off/vacation schedule for 4...

I hand out my days off/vacation schedule for 4 months at a time . That way I can plan things later and not have to decide in Dec when I will be taking my summer vacation .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,404
Posted By Second Home
I only do interviews after daycare hours . I tell...

I only do interviews after daycare hours . I tell interested parents that it is for the children's safety and I am sure they they would not feel comfortable with strangers coming into my home if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 716
Posted By Second Home
I must have a daily sign in/out sheet (per regs)....

I must have a daily sign in/out sheet (per regs). So I made up a sheet . Each side has 2 months on it and there is one sheet for each child .

I write in the time and parents sign . All late pick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By Second Home
I take 6 paid holidays per year ( that is all my...

I take 6 paid holidays per year ( that is all my dh gets off ) and 2-3 weeks of vacation ( unpaid) per year .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By Second Home
At my last inspection I was told that I need to...

At my last inspection I was told that I need to be in sight of all sleeping children under 2 at all times . Over 2 must be checked at least every 15 minutes .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By Second Home
I have found that there has to be a large...

I have found that there has to be a large consequence
(usually a big inconvenience) to the actions ( or lack of actions) for some dcp to follow the policies whether it is a large late fee or denied...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2017, 05:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By Second Home
All my families know that they pay in advance on...

All my families know that they pay in advance on the first scheduled day of the week . If they choose to keep their child home they still need to pay on the first scheduled day or they will be...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-15-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 60,571
Posted By Second Home
Actually many places / gyms do , our karate...

Actually many places / gyms do , our karate studio takes off 2 weeks per year and closes . I still pay the same monthly fee even though they are closed and we can not attend . But That is what I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 975
Posted By Second Home
Thank you very much . likethis

Thank you very much . likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 975
Posted By Second Home
Preparing Infants for Daycare

I believe I had read on here before that someone has a list / sheet for parents about things their infant must be able to do before starting care . Would someone be willing to share their list with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2016, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4,486
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,836
Posted By Second Home
I find out yesterday at pick up that dcb (8...

I find out yesterday at pick up that dcb (8 months who does not nap) is co-sleeping with his parents . They don't want him to cry so if he wakes at night they bring him into bed with them .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,269
Posted By Second Home
I would not pay any fees , that is crazy that she...

I would not pay any fees , that is crazy that she would tell you that .

Do you charge late fees for late payments ?
If so I would let her know how much to add to her personal check for a late...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By Second Home
Had 1 dcm who didn't pay on Monday by closing . I...

Had 1 dcm who didn't pay on Monday by closing . I got a call after 5 which I did not answer ( I knew she would ask to stop by later to pay and ask for no late fee) . I did get a check the next day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,122
Posted By Second Home
Here in MD regs say that if a child has an...

Here in MD regs say that if a child has an allergy we must have documentation from the allergist with a written treatment plan . All must be filled out on the state forms and will be checked during...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 823
Posted By Second Home
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By Second Home
I was thinking about getting the books that you...

I was thinking about getting the books that you can personalize with each child's name . There was a deal on groupon recently .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By Second Home
Kids can have a security blanket but they can...

Kids can have a security blanket but they can only use/hold it on the comforter I keep on the family room floor .They can go sit anytime they feel a need to but the security items go back into the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,119
Posted By Second Home
We just got the info on the health insurance...

We just got the info on the health insurance policies for next year . Kaiser is the same exact cost as Blue cross , same premium and deductible - there is no cost difference at all . I guess there is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,119
Posted By Second Home
My husbands new insurance is through Kaiser;...

My husbands new insurance is through Kaiser; however, the benefits are amazing. $20 copayment for doctors, specialists, and tests. So much better! (Especially when you have someone in the family who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2016, 05:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,119
Posted By Second Home
Our family has insurance through dh . It will be...

Our family has insurance through dh . It will be going up again next year :( . We currently pay $600 per month and have a $2500. deductible per person . We do have a HSA and pay most of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2016, 06:14 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,262
Posted By Second Home
I truly feel like this election is the lesser of...

I truly feel like this election is the lesser of 2 evils .

I believe -
Many politicians lie , only some get called out on it.

Many politicians use private servers , only some get called out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,812
Posted By Second Home
Ummm........... No.

Ummm........... No.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 05:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 878
Posted By Second Home
Happy belated birthday .

Happy belated birthday .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2016, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By Second Home
HFM is going through our high school . Marlier...

HFM is going through our high school . Marlier this year a competing football team had to forfeit a game because 3/4 of the team came down with HFM . One of our middle school football teams also had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By Second Home
Our bus also picks up at the end of my driveway ....

Our bus also picks up at the end of my driveway .

I have a school age / before after care sheet that is specific to kids who will ride the bus .
I do not transport any school ager to school ,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By Second Home
Just because a parent is allergic to something...

Just because a parent is allergic to something does not put a child at a higher chance of being allergic . I asked this of our allergist as my DH is allergic to all tree nuts and bees .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,791
Posted By Second Home
Our public schools do not call when a child is...

Our public schools do not call when a child is absent .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 773
Posted By Second Home
At my inspections ( MD) they go through all my...

At my inspections ( MD) they go through all my files of current children whether here that day or not, they check immunizations , contract , transportation and all my paperwork .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,201
Posted By Second Home
I also use food grade DE . In all my years of...

I also use food grade DE . In all my years of having pets I have had fleas once . Sprinkled the DE on the dogs and would comb it in , it works great . I also put a line of it on my front doorstep in...
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