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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2020, 02:25 PM
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Views: 993
Posted By CenterTeacher20
Half-full bottle of vodka about ten years ago...

Half-full bottle of vodka about ten years ago back when we were a drop-in only center. That mom was a complete sh*tshow and we already knew it before that happened. Thaey never came back after that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By CenterTeacher20
I've actively engaged in protests in my city but...

I've actively engaged in protests in my city but have been wearing a mask and keeping 6 feet from people not in my group... I'd say it is up to you. Minneapolis is definitely a whole different story...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5,814
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Views: 651,174
Posted By CenterTeacher20
Same here, the two days the sun was out this past...

Same here, the two days the sun was out this past week, it'd been so sticky icky humid.

I've slightly woken up, but only because one of our DCM's brought us donuts. Little sugar to start the day....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5,814
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Posted By CenterTeacher20
Is anyone else just incapable of waking up today?...

Is anyone else just incapable of waking up today? I've been awake since 6am, working since 7:30 and its now 9:10 and I am seriously having a hard time energizing. Coffee isn't even working :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By CenterTeacher20
The day has come! Our last day of distance...

The day has come! Our last day of distance learning! Yay!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By CenterTeacher20
I'm just seriously sick of trying to stay...

I'm just seriously sick of trying to stay organized and keep up with zoom meetings for 5 kids who are all in different grades :rolleyes: the distance learning is annoying enough when each kid has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By CenterTeacher20
Last Week!

Last week of distance learning with our school agers! I already feel relieved and its only Monday. Looking forward to a much-earned 3-day weekend coming up!

And then one more week of "school" for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5,814
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 651,174
Posted By CenterTeacher20
AND overalls?!

AND overalls?!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By CenterTeacher20
IT TOTALLY IS! :lol::lol::lol:

IT TOTALLY IS! :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By CenterTeacher20
Blah Weather!

Is the weather in anyone else's area being insanely bipolar? Mid-April we had a snowstorm (after we had cleared out whole playground of snow :rolleyes: ), then the weather warmed up into the 60's and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5,814
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 651,174
Posted By CenterTeacher20
My mind is just not in it this week. I'm sick of...

My mind is just not in it this week. I'm sick of distance-learning and school agers. :dislike:

Two more weeks of this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,947
Posted By CenterTeacher20
Yeah I live in the big metro area in my state,...

Yeah I live in the big metro area in my state, there are going to be new guidelines for physical distancing. I just hope everyone's smart about it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,947
Posted By CenterTeacher20
Our governor is allowing bars, restaurants,...

Our governor is allowing bars, restaurants, stores, etc. to open this weekend. :confused::eek:

My state is NOT ready for this!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By CenterTeacher20
yes just clicked it and thats exactly who i...

yes just clicked it and thats exactly who i thought it was. chris mann is HILARIOUS! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By CenterTeacher20
sorry didn't click it. is it the one by chris...

sorry didn't click it. is it the one by chris mann?? he's put up so many funny videos including an allanis morrisette video called "thank you frontline" that made me BAWL!! but was so good
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5,814
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 651,174
Posted By CenterTeacher20
This is mine and my mom's (she owns the center...

This is mine and my mom's (she owns the center that I direct) biggest pet peeve too!!! Outside of business hours, whenever we are at each others' places and one of us asks the other person to help...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By CenterTeacher20
Happy Easter!

What's everyone doing to celebrate today while social-distancing? I made egg-bakes and banana bread (spiced cream cheese AND nutella swirl) and dropped them off at my parents doorstep and boyfriend's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,947
Posted By CenterTeacher20
SO READY FOR A 4 DAY WEEKEND! happyface

SO READY FOR A 4 DAY WEEKEND! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By CenterTeacher20
We close Good Friday and Easter Monday since none...

We close Good Friday and Easter Monday since none of us ever close for vacation. It's in our handbook though so no one gets upset about it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5,814
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 651,174
Posted By CenterTeacher20
First scare currently happening- a DCG (18 most)...

First scare currently happening- a DCG (18 most) dad's coworker tested positive, so dad had to get tested yesterday evening in one of the drive-thru testing places. So she's currently excluded until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By CenterTeacher20
It's been a quiet and relaxing day, so its not...

It's been a quiet and relaxing day, so its not all bad. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By CenterTeacher20
We stayed open and I got my car stuck at a...

We stayed open and I got my car stuck at a stoplight 5 minutes from work. :rolleyes: Just for only 4 families to show up for the day! Bleh
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By CenterTeacher20
Decisions About Weather Closures During This (Already Very Hard) Time???

I'm so exhausted from putting together at-home structure/learning plans and staying after closing to explain them and go over them with families every day this week, one family each day so they can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5,814
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 651,174
Posted By CenterTeacher20
The school-agers here are officially going...

The school-agers here are officially going stir-crazy. How come school agers cant seem to entertain themselves no matter how many options they have?! I've started telling them to go read their books...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By CenterTeacher20
any update on this??

any update on this??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 335,452
Posted By CenterTeacher20
All but a few of our DCF's work for/at the local...

All but a few of our DCF's work for/at the local hospital in tons of different departments, some are nurses, some are managers of things and some are in marketing. Today, some of the non-nurses...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,510
Posted By CenterTeacher20
Dang, I guess I'm too late for this one. Not...

Dang, I guess I'm too late for this one. Not surprised the webinar filled up fast, though!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,433
Posted By CenterTeacher20
This crisis is finally hitting me. Its real. I've...

This crisis is finally hitting me. Its real. I've had the *moment* and now my anxiety is through the roof!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5,814
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By CenterTeacher20
Kids were AWESOME today. Everyone listened. I...

Kids were AWESOME today. Everyone listened. I tasked our 7 school-agers with planning and preparing a "St Patty's Parade" and a Leprechaun Trap. The parade was awesome and the littles loved it!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 241,450
Posted By CenterTeacher20
The leprechaun turned our toilet water green this...

The leprechaun turned our toilet water green this morning!!! The kids think he's "creepy" now. :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,433
Posted By CenterTeacher20
We aren't required to, but as of this morning...

We aren't required to, but as of this morning have been checking temps upon arrival. Sent 2 kids home today before they even got their coats off. Crazy how parents either don't notice things or think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5,814
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By CenterTeacher20
I'm right on the border of MN (Fargo/Moorhead)...

I'm right on the border of MN (Fargo/Moorhead) and a ton of our clients live in Moorhead, MN so we have all of their school agers until the schools re-open. All of our MN clients are understanding...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5,814
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Posted By CenterTeacher20
These school agers are driving me NUTS! We've...

These school agers are driving me NUTS! We've come up with so many on the fly activities for them to do today and yet they're all still "bored" and it's only 2:30. I don't know how I'm gonna make it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,433
Posted By CenterTeacher20
Yeah, you're probably right. We're still only at...

Yeah, you're probably right. We're still only at one case in the state as far as I know.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,149
Posted By CenterTeacher20
Almost all of our families brought in something...

Almost all of our families brought in something needed. Lysol spray, disinfectant wipes, hand soap and paper towel. Most of our DCPs work in healthcare and are so appreciative and grateful for us...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,433
Posted By CenterTeacher20
ND closed schools for this week only. Seems...

ND closed schools for this week only. Seems pointless to me to do it for only one week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,433
Posted By CenterTeacher20
I h ave a family surprising their 2 boys with a...

I h ave a family surprising their 2 boys with a vacation to Florida on Monday for a week. I don't know whether to exclude or not once they return.... I think it'd be smart, I want to bring it up to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,433
Posted By CenterTeacher20
I've luckily developed a backbone as of recently...

I've luckily developed a backbone as of recently so I'm ready for it. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,433
Posted By CenterTeacher20
Just typed up a letter to give to our DCP at the...

Just typed up a letter to give to our DCP at the end of the day regarding exclusions for ANY symptoms. Cant wait for all of the complaints to roll in tomorrow.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5,814
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Posted By CenterTeacher20
7mo in my room has been here since 7:30 (normally...

7mo in my room has been here since 7:30 (normally doesn't come until 8:30) and has only taken ONE 30-minute nap all day. He is so overtired, he goes from giggly to screaming bloody murder in about 30...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2020, 02:11 PM
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Posted By CenterTeacher20
I'm so ready for summer. It's cold and gloomy and...

I'm so ready for summer. It's cold and gloomy and windy here all the time, I'm so burnt out on themes this year (center-wide weekly themes) and all of my babies are different ages (6m, 17m, 9m and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2020, 10:30 AM
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Posted By CenterTeacher20
15 month old who normally naps twice a day has...

15 month old who normally naps twice a day has been inconsolable all day... doesn't want to play. I know she's just really stubborn. But it's nap time for our whole center now and she is screaming...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By CenterTeacher20
North Dakota here!-- we get feet at a time! Our...

North Dakota here!-- we get feet at a time! Our first "snow day" this season was October 11th! (And then we didn't get any more snow after that until mid November :lol:)

We've had about 4 or 5...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2020, 08:45 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 651,174
Posted By CenterTeacher20
Some sort of tummy bug is going around our...

Some sort of tummy bug is going around our center. It's definitely making its rounds. This week has been full of diarrhea :dislike:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By CenterTeacher20
Agreed. This happens more than we'd like with the...

Agreed. This happens more than we'd like with the 2yo's in our center. Redirection is key.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,800
Posted By CenterTeacher20
Sorry for some reason I dont know how to quote...

Sorry for some reason I dont know how to quote reply- my last response was responding to Ariana about sending kids to center based care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,800
Posted By CenterTeacher20
I direct a center and love it. Our kids area...

I direct a center and love it. Our kids area amazing and I dont think I could ever do childcare anywhere else. That being said, I run a very small center that is one large room separated into 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By CenterTeacher20
We are a smaller group center (30 kids max) and...

We are a smaller group center (30 kids max) and we use Sandbox Software and it has been awesome
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5,814
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By CenterTeacher20
I've had 3 cups of coffee today and I'm still...

I've had 3 cups of coffee today and I'm still EXHAUSTED
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5,814
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 651,174
Posted By CenterTeacher20
This has been the longest week everrrrrrrr. Three...

This has been the longest week everrrrrrrr. Three more full days of kiddos until my 9 day break. We've never taken a full week off for Christmas at our center before, but I made the call this year. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 967
Posted By CenterTeacher20
I read the article about this a couple of days...

I read the article about this a couple of days ago and my jaw dropped! It's funny because I was in Colorado last weekend and had been around the Co Springs area so I feel like I have an idea of the...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 11-05-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,173
Posted By CenterTeacher20
Sorry to tack on here BlackCat but I'd love a...

Sorry to tack on here BlackCat but I'd love a copy as well!!:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,181
Posted By CenterTeacher20
Nope! Haven't gotten any hits on finding it yet....

Nope! Haven't gotten any hits on finding it yet. We'll see! Luckily my insurance is awesome
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,181
Posted By CenterTeacher20
My Monday was perfect as far as the kiddos went,...

My Monday was perfect as far as the kiddos went, despite the 7mo in my room who is suddenly constantly hungry, but I'm not bothered by that. I am however, upset that my CAR WAS STOLEN in the middle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By CenterTeacher20
Is this still happening?

Is this still happening?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By CenterTeacher20
I require the security deposit (2 weeks tuition)...

I require the security deposit (2 weeks tuition) and half tuition each week they need the spot held if its going to be more than a month, which is $110 a week for an infant (full tuition is $220 per...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By CenterTeacher20
I'm interested too!happyface

I'm interested too!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5,814
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 651,174
Posted By CenterTeacher20
Had our licenser pop in for our annual surprise...

Had our licenser pop in for our annual surprise inspection before relicensing today- all went well! But I'm an extremely anxious person so I'm always startled when she shows up and thinking I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5,814
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 651,174
Posted By CenterTeacher20
Caught DCG7 demonstrating to her little brother...

Caught DCG7 demonstrating to her little brother (4) how to "smoke" today during snack time using a veggie straw... while multiple other kids watched. :eek:

Happy Monday!
Forum: Forms - Uploads 03-11-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,467
Posted By CenterTeacher20
This is what I was looking for before I started...

This is what I was looking for before I started my new thread! Blackcat-- Could you send me the infant tip sheet too please?!
Forum: Forms - Uploads 02-26-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,467
Posted By CenterTeacher20
I would love to get in on this too!! I think this...

I would love to get in on this too!! I think this could be super helpful with my new infants starting here soon!! :D
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