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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 942
Posted By Crazy8
How To Use Google/Search Engines?

Sounds like a silly question, but I mean in regards to being a daycare. I had someone call recently and said I didn't come up when she googled home daycares in our town. I have a website but don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,117
Posted By Crazy8
Binder by the door - lists all 5 kids on one page...

Binder by the door - lists all 5 kids on one page with time in and time out for each day of the week. So at end of the year I have 52 pages.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By Crazy8
I have done different things for different...

I have done different things for different families. I have families I love and some not so much. :lol:

I often buy a baby gift, occassionally have made a meal (only 1-2x, I'm not much of a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By Crazy8
Target brand has a 40% zinc oxide one I used to...

Target brand has a 40% zinc oxide one I used to buy but last few times I went in there they didn't have it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By Crazy8
Favorite Diaper Rash Cream?

Anyone have one they swear by? Does Aquaphor work on a diaper rash? I thought it was more of a protectant but that's what parent brought in to treat the rash that child got over the weekend.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,026
Posted By Crazy8
We have always had a trampoline but DCK's have...

We have always had a trampoline but DCK's have NEVER been allowed on it. I only take kids 4 and under so its never been an issue, they can't get up there. My own kids love it. I have a rectangular...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By Crazy8
Brightwheel also logs everyone out at midnight. ...

Brightwheel also logs everyone out at midnight. I always forget to log kids out when they leave and next morning they are all always checked out and I can check them back in.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,217
Posted By Crazy8
I realize I am odd man out on this one but I...

I realize I am odd man out on this one but I would let them use it. Yes it sucks that they are all using it on the same day but suppose they were all sick on the same day? No difference to me. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By Crazy8
I have a family that did that often. Their...

I have a family that did that often. Their tuition was $166/wk, but paid biweekly so it was $332 but when they had 2 kids here it was $664 so all those double numbers confused us both, LOL!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By Crazy8
I use a changing table in my playroom. Diapers...

I use a changing table in my playroom. Diapers are on wall right above it. I prefer a changing table to trying to get down to the floor and I find it keeps the kid in place. I bag them and throw...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By Crazy8
I have one who hasn't signed up and I don't even...

I have one who hasn't signed up and I don't even worry about updating his daily report unless its something I do for "all checked in" kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,449
Posted By Crazy8
Bolded is sooo true!! Mom probably wouldn't think...

Bolded is sooo true!! Mom probably wouldn't think of cancelling her $200/m cable but will come asking us for some leeway.
Different situation but I had a mom crying to me about how she's so behind...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,325
Posted By Crazy8
I took both Mondays - the 26th and the 2nd - as...

I took both Mondays - the 26th and the 2nd - as paid holidays this year. I would have taken the Fridays too but I am already closed on Fridays right now.
I actually only ended up with 2 kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,463
Posted By Crazy8
Honestly at this point I wouldn't even bother...

Honestly at this point I wouldn't even bother with the 2 weeks, you are never going to see it.
In this business I have learned "what you put up with you end up with". Hard lesson but I'd cut your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By Crazy8
I stopped accepting this form of payment for this...

I stopped accepting this form of payment for this reason. It really wasn't the dcp's fault, it was supposed to be automatic - she had even changed it to draft a few days early but I would still get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By Crazy8
I guess I will give brightwheel another shot,...

I guess I will give brightwheel another shot, only used it for a day or two last time but just preferred some of the Tadpoles features more so stuck with that one but now I can't enter it without...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By Crazy8
This is how I feel - wouldn't you rather me with...

This is how I feel - wouldn't you rather me with your child than worrying about updating an app but I feel like parents will be checking it all day and wondering why I'm not updating it. I loved...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2016, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By Crazy8
Daily Report Apps That Do Not Charge Monthly???

What do you use?

I loved Tadpoles but do not want to pay a monthly fee per child for using it.
I tried Brightwheel once and am not crazy about it being in real-time, I prefer to just send it to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By Crazy8
As soon as diapers start leaking I tell parents...

As soon as diapers start leaking I tell parents they need next size. I have found the sizes on the packages aren't always correct as body shapes can be so different. Pampers says size 2 is up to 18...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By Crazy8
this is similar to what I have but mine is about...

this is similar to what I have but mine is about 15 years old, lol!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,587
Posted By Crazy8
I would not say anything on facebook other than...

I would not say anything on facebook other than maybe "thank goodness you are both ok".

If it was a face to face conversation about the incident I would maybe say something to the effect that at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By Crazy8
What Do You Use for Taking Temperatures?

I was having trouble finding covers for my very old ear thermometer and noticed the new forehead scan thermometers. Does anyone use them? Are they accurate enough? My dc kids are all 3 and under and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By Crazy8
I would text her to recap a little about how good...

I would text her to recap a little about how good she was at other times of the day. I would also send some pics when dcg is happy.

I have had a little girl having a terrible time since September...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,148
Posted By Crazy8
Never :lol: My kids all leave by 4 years old...

Never :lol:

My kids all leave by 4 years old for preschool (and usually its more like 3.5yrs old) so we never really get to the go it alone stage.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By Crazy8
I've been doing this for 15 years and while yes...

I've been doing this for 15 years and while yes there is the up and downs in enrollment/pay and there are even the impossible to deal with parents/kids. BUT my alternative is to go out and get a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By Crazy8
I care for a little guy with DS. He is as...

I care for a little guy with DS. He is as pleasant as could be!! He has some delays (speech, motor skills, etc), basically is like a child about a year younger than his actual age. His therapists...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,572
Posted By Crazy8
what on earth would you say to her??? "Hey dc...

what on earth would you say to her??? "Hey dc mom, please do not bring in a purse that costs over $30 it makes the other moms feel bad".

As long as she follows your daycare policies there is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,553
Posted By Crazy8
Totally agree with the above! I get how hard it...

Totally agree with the above! I get how hard it can be to get replacements, same boat here. BUT you made your policies for a reason, they agreed to it when they signed on. I would simply remind...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,001
Posted By Crazy8
It really would depend on how much I won but if...

It really would depend on how much I won but if it was one of those multi million dollar tickets I would definitely quit daycare. I would give them some notice, because well it probably takes a few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,516
Posted By Crazy8
My contract does state that I can take the Friday...

My contract does state that I can take the Friday before or Monday after, but since I've been closed on Fridays for a while I have just lost out on some holidays. It doesn't state that I may take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By Crazy8
can you just do it on Monday on Halloween...

can you just do it on Monday on Halloween instead?

If that's not an option I would just say that due to the weather the Halloween celebration will just be a small indoor celebration for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By Crazy8
Its been all over our area high schools, they...

Its been all over our area high schools, they have cancelled sporting events, etc. because of it. I had one child with it over the summer but thankfully no one else got it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,516
Posted By Crazy8
2016/2017 Xmas/New Years - What Are You Doing?

I know this comes up every few years but don't know if this has been asked yet about this year.... Xmas Eve and Xmas Day and NY Eve & NY Day fall on weekends this year. Those are 4 of my 9 paid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By Crazy8
I kind of believe the parents that she sleeps all...

I kind of believe the parents that she sleeps all night because they say that is their only sanity saver in the fact that she doesn't nap during the day. I do not know if they cosleep though - that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By Crazy8
How sick was he? Did you keep him all day? Did...

How sick was he? Did you keep him all day? Did you notice he was sick when he came in? I would have either turned him away at the door or called them for pick up as soon as I realized he was sick -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By Crazy8
LOL, yes somehow I've managed to go a few years...

LOL, yes somehow I've managed to go a few years without getting one and usually they are older and can follow instruction better to just stay quiet.

Today is actually better so I'm hoping there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By Crazy8
I do use contracted times, her contracted time is...

I do use contracted times, her contracted time is 4:30, but another girl is here till 5pm. So technically I am not "closed" at 4:30 but she is late. So I can't always use the "I have somewhere to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By Crazy8
There are days where I have another child here...

There are days where I have another child here beyond her contracted times so it technically isn't my closing time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By Crazy8
Late Pick Up - How Do I Address It Now?

I'll be the first to admit I am so bad at confrontations. Usually I can just give reminders to my policies and solve most issues without major confrontation.

But I have a mom who has started...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By Crazy8
this has been going on for a month with only a...

this has been going on for a month with only a tiny bit of improvement. I am trying really hard not to term over this but I may have to.

she is in a pack n play in a bedroom with door closed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By Crazy8
That is great! How do you know you will have the...

That is great! How do you know you will have the openings for Fall next year though? That is one thing that always gets me in this business. I could plan for the children who age out but then what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By Crazy8
I am using Tadpoles over Brightwheel because I...

I am using Tadpoles over Brightwheel because I like that Tadpoles emails the report every day (if I forget to check a child out it automatically sends later in the evening). I also didn't like that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By Crazy8
What Should I Expect from Nap Time for 18m Old?

Little one is still having a horrible time adjusting but we are down to "only" 1.5 hrs of crying upon arrival (believe me, this is an improvement).

My biggest issue now is nap time. My dc kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By Crazy8
ugh, at least it went in the garbage can!! Did...

ugh, at least it went in the garbage can!! Did you ask her if that was the first one today/last night?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By Crazy8
mine has the development name, not my actual...

mine has the development name, not my actual address.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By Crazy8
Meeko's idea is great to give you guys your own...

Meeko's idea is great to give you guys your own space and still have a great daycare area.
My area is full of SAHM's who do not need childcare, so finding kids is difficult for me as well. I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By Crazy8
I posted about this recently, I was using square...

I posted about this recently, I was using square cash and loved it until they emailed me and told me that I was a business and they would be switching me to a business account and charging the fees. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,099
Posted By Crazy8
Thank you! I do all part time too but am always a...

Thank you! I do all part time too but am always a little leary of 2 days a week, but the last few I've had were great little adapters so I have opened up to taking them more often, especially since I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,099
Posted By Crazy8
I doubt they will add the day but I will ask,...

I doubt they will add the day but I will ask, part of me doesn't want a 3rd day of this a week though!! :eek:

I can tune out the crying sometimes but other times it grates on my nerves and it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,099
Posted By Crazy8
Another Cryer - Help!!

I know this has been mentioned a lot lately as we all start new September children but the other post I read was about a 2.5 year old so not sure if the advice should be the same for my new part time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,341
Posted By Crazy8
I would not let the child out of the house. If...

I would not let the child out of the house. If they go to leave I would say "wait for mommy" or "you can't go until mom is ready". I have a screen door and I just keep it locked for any kids who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,267
Posted By Crazy8
Dr Browns were the best for my gassy son but I...

Dr Browns were the best for my gassy son but I hated all the parts involved so when he was about 6-7 months old and I thought maybe the gassiness was resolved I went back to our old bottles (playtex)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By Crazy8
I am not sure I understand what you mean by...

I am not sure I understand what you mean by termination fee? I require a deposit up front and a two week notice - if they give the 2 week notice their deposit is credited to their last 2 weeks. If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By Crazy8
Asics all day every day, even in summer. ...

Asics all day every day, even in summer. Sometimes I will wear my skechers gowalks but can only wear those once in a while.
I have a bad knee and anything else will make my knees and back hurt!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By Crazy8
I only require 1 week deposit up front. My...

I only require 1 week deposit up front. My contract does state a 2 week notice is required when leaving but this way if someone does leave without any notice at least I am only out one weeks pay....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,878
Posted By Crazy8
Great to know. My first venmo payment was made...

Great to know. My first venmo payment was made late Thursday night because dcm had to wait till she got home from work to set it up so it said it would be available Monday. It would be great if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By Crazy8
I use the changing pad uncovered, wipe with...

I use the changing pad uncovered, wipe with bleach & water between changes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By Crazy8
I have one of these too! She is the first one in...

I have one of these too! She is the first one in the door yet 2-3 other families can come in and be gone before I get her out the door. She will literally stand there while I move on to talk to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,317
Posted By Crazy8
The reason I was looking into Brightwheel is...

The reason I was looking into Brightwheel is because of the billing option but I think I still prefer Tadpoles so think I'm going to stick with that and try to use Venmo for payments.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By Crazy8
I limit it to 30 minutes. If a child is truly...

I limit it to 30 minutes. If a child is truly eating and taking longer I will extend but the ones that dilly dally I remind them when we have about 5 min. left of lunch time that food will be taken...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,317
Posted By Crazy8
another difference I noticed yesterday is...

another difference I noticed yesterday is Tadpoles lists all meals, then all diapers, then naps (maybe not in that order, but it groups them). Brightwheel lists chronologically - so am snack,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By Crazy8
In NJ the max is 5 kids for a home daycare so no...

In NJ the max is 5 kids for a home daycare so no option to be a larger daycare without being a center. I found 5 is just enough for me anyway!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,878
Posted By Crazy8
Thanks! I want a method they can use every week,...

Thanks! I want a method they can use every week, many of them mentioned they prefer doing it that way over paying by check. I'd like something where I can send them the payment request/invoice. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,317
Posted By Crazy8
I put my own son in Brightwheel just so I could...

I put my own son in Brightwheel just so I could check it out and see if I can tell what my parents can see. One thing I am not sure I like about BW is parents can log in any time of day to see the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,317
Posted By Crazy8
my first comparison... tadpoles emails report...

my first comparison... tadpoles emails report every evening, brightwheel I believe you have to check the app yourself?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,083
Posted By Crazy8
no, but I don't check them every 5 minutes to see...

no, but I don't check them every 5 minutes to see if they happened to pee a little. My kids are here 9 hours and 3 hours of that are sleeping so if I went thru 7-10 diapers a day it would mean I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,317
Posted By Crazy8
Tadpoles vs Brightwheel for Daily Reports??

Has anyone else tried both and have a preference? I have been using tadpoles for a few months and like it. Today I am using Brightwheel for first time and feeling like it is lacking some things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,878
Posted By Crazy8
Is Venmo as quick as Square Cash for money being...

Is Venmo as quick as Square Cash for money being available?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,878
Posted By Crazy8
Thanks for all the info! I am not sure I'm...

Thanks for all the info!

I am not sure I'm going to find another payment option that is available as quick as Square Cash so I will look into Brightwheel more. Being a Dave Ramsey cash envelope...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,878
Posted By Crazy8
I don't want to have to wait until Mondays for...

I don't want to have to wait until Mondays for payment to clear because then I can't actually get to the bank to take the money out until Friday. And I loved that I could send invoice with exact...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,878
Posted By Crazy8
I was going to try Brightwheel but have been...

I was going to try Brightwheel but have been happy using Tadpoles for my daily reports so didn't want to change on my parents. I heard Brightwheel was going to eventually switch to being a paid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By Crazy8
When I refinished my basement I took one of the...

When I refinished my basement I took one of the extra 9 cubbie units (had from when I rearranged my playroom) and got 9 more of the same bins we use in the playroom and filled them with the rotating...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,083
Posted By Crazy8
well, dirty diapers are changed as soon as I...

well, dirty diapers are changed as soon as I smell them, lol! For wet diapers I generally change them 3x a day - mid morning (9-10am depending on when they came in), before nap (12:30) and after nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2016, 06:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,878
Posted By Crazy8
Square Cash Was Great... For A Little While. Alternatives?

I got the suggestion here to use Square Cash for daycare payments and absolutely LOVED it. It fit all my needs/requirements. Until I got the message that they were changing me to a business account...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,518
Posted By Crazy8
only once and it was over 10 years ago. Child...

only once and it was over 10 years ago. Child had behavior issues, parents were in denial.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By Crazy8
Do You Use/Teach Sign Language? Easy to Learn?

I know baby sign is popular with some parents but I have never bothered with it here. I rather teach kids to speak. But I will be starting a special needs child who does not speak and uses sign...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,437
Posted By Crazy8
The no payments over the weekend thing didn't...

The no payments over the weekend thing didn't work for me. I use a cash envelope budget system and for a long time I NEEDED that money, so I much rather get it on a saturday morning then on monday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By Crazy8
I can't even get many that can do my 4:30pm...

I can't even get many that can do my 4:30pm closing, much less any earlier! Most people around me work until 4:30-5pm, even teachers can just barely get here by 4:30.

If you have jobs near you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By Crazy8
Same here! There have been years (in the past)...

Same here! There have been years (in the past) where financially I needed clients all summer and dreaded taking on teachers because of that. Now that my kids are older and more active and we are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,118
Posted By Crazy8
This is one area I haven't gone digital on, I...

This is one area I haven't gone digital on, I like having those 52 pages with signatures on them at the end of the year!!

I use one sheet per week in an open binder by the door - all 5-6 kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By Crazy8
I used to have similar dreams! I remember having...

I used to have similar dreams! I remember having a dream of parents coming to pick up but I couldn't remember which child belonged to them and having dreams that a parent came to pick up and I forgot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By Crazy8
This sounds like what I am looking for. I feel...

This sounds like what I am looking for. I feel like the 1 week deposit isn't enough that they may sign on now but then over the next 2-3 months find something else and pull out - in the mean time I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By Crazy8
I would word it that you understand they may have...

I would word it that you understand they may have questions about their childs day after they leave and that you are willing to be available to answer their calls/texts up to 30 minutes after the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By Crazy8
I have 2 kids going to preschool in Sept, so the...

I have 2 kids going to preschool in Sept, so the spots open up then and new client is a teacher so doesn't need it until September.
Daycares around here are begging for kids, there isn't a place...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By Crazy8
What Is a Fair Amount to Charge to Hold a Spot?

If you are enrolling someone now/soon for September care do you charge anything other than your ordinary deposit?

I am thinking their regular deposit (which is credited to their last week of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,147
Posted By Crazy8
I have told parents to please not tell a child...

I have told parents to please not tell a child what we will do (such as go to the park, etc.) as our days are based on ALL the children in care and I will not be the bad guy if we don't get to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,376
Posted By Crazy8
I do a sprinkler day once or twice a week (more...

I do a sprinkler day once or twice a week (more like once since I am only open 4 days a week now). Kids come in swimsuits w/sunscreen on. We go out early because that is when the sun is in the back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Crazy8
People are crazy!!! I had communicated with...

People are crazy!!! I had communicated with someone just via messaging on care and she went off on me for only being open until 5pm because the website says 6pm (I think you have to check off from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,028
Posted By Crazy8
My policy is for parents to START training at...

My policy is for parents to START training at home - this means a serious start, not just an occasional trip to the potty. They come in here wearing pull ups until I have determined they are ready...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,028
Posted By Crazy8
I have always recommended potty training "boot...

I have always recommended potty training "boot camp" where parents buckle down and stay home for 3-4 days to really get the training started and in years past it worked 99% of the time. Child would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By Crazy8
I always did sheets for all kids in care (up to...

I always did sheets for all kids in care (up to age 3 or 4 here). Now I use an app! But if a child was still on an infant type schedule (nap on demand, bottles throughout day, etc.) instead of our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,190
Posted By Crazy8
I have no problem allowing a "lovie" BUT it can...

I have no problem allowing a "lovie" BUT it can not be huge and it has to stay here and is only used for nap time. I used to have the frantic forgot to send it home calls in the evening so decided...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 929
Posted By Crazy8
Just curious for those who say prepay, I would...

Just curious for those who say prepay, I would say 80% of the time when my parents ask for the early drop off it is by text/phone the evening before - usually when they discover they need to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By Crazy8
They either pay electronically, hand me cash or a...

They either pay electronically, hand me cash or a check or for some they stick the check in the child's lunch bag.
I didn't want a box where they could say they placed a payment but really didn't, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,630
Posted By Crazy8
no, I don't offer credit cards as form of...

no, I don't offer credit cards as form of payment. I have the square card reader so I could take one if I absolutely had to but I don't like that I have to eat the 3% in fees so I don't offer it.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,495
Posted By Crazy8
This is me, and my kids don't come on Fridays so...

This is me, and my kids don't come on Fridays so I need something for TOMORROW!!!

I am surprised so many don't do anything. My kids are all 3 and under so they are definitely adult led projects...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,710
Posted By Crazy8
OMG, I totally didn't notice the date of this...

OMG, I totally didn't notice the date of this post and thought he just said this AGAIN.

I am so sick of it!!! Just today I dealt with the one who can't afford to pay me for the 12 extra days she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By Crazy8
Thanks, I am re-reading my manual (even though I...

Thanks, I am re-reading my manual (even though I am no longer registered I still have it) and it has always been confusingly worded - I THINK what it is saying is I can only have the 3 additional...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By Crazy8
She would be my assistant, never left alone with...

She would be my assistant, never left alone with the kids. I can't figure out if my numbers are allowed to change when I have an assistant. What's really the point of having an assistant if it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By Crazy8
Hiring Your Own Teen Child to Work?

Has anyone done this? Are there any reasons I should/shouldn't consider it. I don't want a giant red flag with the IRS.

I am legally unlicensed, my dd is 16 and since I can't drive her anywhere...
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