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Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-28-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By LeslieG
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-28-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By LeslieG
Mileage Question

My sister and I provide daycare out of my home, so she drives to and from my house every weekday. Can she write off that mileage on her taxes?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By LeslieG
His wife picked up. She was at a doctor appt when...

His wife picked up. She was at a doctor appt when I called and was very concerned at why his phone was going straight to voicemail. When she arrived she was almost in tears and very worried because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By LeslieG
Thank you, ladies! I totally do believe him that...

Thank you, ladies! I totally do believe him that his car broke down, but yes, I do still need to charge him.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By LeslieG
Late Charge? Or not?

Yesterday I had a daycare parent arrive 50 minutes late to pick up dcb because his car broke down. We couldn't get a hold of him because his phone died, so we didn't know what was going on. Would you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By LeslieG
Tips for Caring for Two 12 Month Olds Alone...

My sister and I do daycare together (for now) and we have five 3-4 year olds and two 12 month olds. One of the older kids is mine and one of the babies is mine. My sister is planning on substitute...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By LeslieG
I did not know this! I read not meaning to punish...

I did not know this! I read not meaning to punish her, I just literally had no where else for her to go. I tried a sleeping bag upstairs but she just kept screaming and running out of the room.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By LeslieG
New Girl Doesn't Nap

We just started an almost 3 year old girl (2days per week). We knew from the interview that she doesn't nap at home (also, she's never been in daycare before). We thought we'd try taking her because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By LeslieG
Well, I am basically her backup option. If she...

Well, I am basically her backup option. If she doesn't get a teaching job, she will continue working with me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By LeslieG
Partner Not Keeping Up with Training

My sister and I have a joint daycare license. Our license renews September 1st and she has yet to do any of her 16 hours of training for the year. I've talked to her about it a little, but 1). She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 969
Posted By LeslieG
I have almost 3yr old twins that bring muffins...

I have almost 3yr old twins that bring muffins for lunch (as their main entree... that's an issue within itself!!) and the floor is COVERED in muffin crumbs when they're done.... sigh
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 936
Posted By LeslieG
Does It Really Take 2 Weeks To Know?

Started a new dck who is almost 3 years old and has never been in daycare before or around other kids for that matter. Boy is he a lot of work!! He also has a speech delay, which doesn't help.

We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By LeslieG
Taxes

How much do you pay to have your daycare taxes done? So far I've called 2 places and gotten a quote for $500 and $300.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By LeslieG
Thank you! That is something to think about. It...

Thank you! That is something to think about. It doesn't help that I have a group of mostly 2 year old boys! DS is extra wild on days when his best friend are here... they're all wild together. I want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By LeslieG
DS Riles Up The Whole Group

I feel so overwhelmed right now.

I did daycare for 3 years before having children of my own. It ran very smoothly and I never had major behavior issues with the kids.

I now have an almost 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,369
Posted By LeslieG
Thanks for all your responses! I really am...

Thanks for all your responses!

I really am just trying to be fair.. I more so want her to feel like things are fair. But I don't know what I'm doing, obviously!

This is how our payments go.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,369
Posted By LeslieG
Paying For My Own Kids To Be In My Daycare

So my sister was recently added to my license and we now do daycare together out of my house. I have soon to be 2 children of my own that will be in our daycare, which is counted into our licenced...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,216
Posted By LeslieG
For those of you that don't go, what do you say...

For those of you that don't go, what do you say to them when you're invited?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,216
Posted By LeslieG
Do You Go To Daycare Kids Birthday Parties?

So I was invited to one of my daycare kids birthday party this weekend. I'll be honest, I'd rather not go. My reasons for not wanting to go are: It's going to be all family except for me, this kid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,032
Posted By LeslieG
Thank you! I will do exactly this! I like your...

Thank you! I will do exactly this! I like your sick policies. I've always been good about enforcing my sick policies except for when it comes to a cold. I never knew where to draw the line. I like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,032
Posted By LeslieG
I get that! But seriously, my son and the kids in...

I get that! But seriously, my son and the kids in my daycare rarely ever got sick before this boy started! He came here with a runny nose on day one and now every one of my kids have been sick for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,032
Posted By LeslieG
Oh no, I'm not excluding because of drooling. I'm...

Oh no, I'm not excluding because of drooling. I'm just saying that he's spreading his bad cold even more because he drools excessively! It's the bad cold thing that I need to stop. If it were any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,032
Posted By LeslieG
Does anyone have advice on wording of the letter...

Does anyone have advice on wording of the letter and what to say in person to his parents? I'm not the greatest with words especially in uncomfortable situations.

What I really want is for him to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,032
Posted By LeslieG
Dck is always sick and getting everyone else sick!

I started this little boy (14 months) a little over a month ago. He has had a runny nose that varies in severity since day one. He is also the drooliest kid I have ever seen (like his whole shirt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Posted By LeslieG
Not Sure If I Should Stay In Daycare Or Quit

I was a daycare provider for 3 years before I had my first child. Yes, there were plenty of days that I had my patience tested and didn't like my job, but most days I liked what I did and could see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,677
Posted By LeslieG
It's a front living room with a small carpeted...

It's a front living room with a small carpeted dining room attached. The total square footage of both rooms is about 355. The dining room is partly used for lunch, but I'm not opposed to taking the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,677
Posted By LeslieG
Play Space For Mixed Aged Group

How do you do it? I never wanted to take little ones in the first place, but that's all I was ever getting calls for.

Anyway, I'm tired of the little ones dumping multiple activities within 20...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By LeslieG
Sister Joining As Co-Provider.. How To Split Income?

I'm so excited to have my sister joining me as co-provider next month!! I'm just not sure how to split payments between us. Does anyone have experience with this?

She doesn't have kids of her own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,615
Posted By LeslieG
She said I could possibly get a variance if all...

She said I could possibly get a variance if all my training is done for the year. I'm not even close to being done.

Also, I do live in MN.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,615
Posted By LeslieG
Also, this in not the first time she's gone back...

Also, this in not the first time she's gone back on something she has told me!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,615
Posted By LeslieG
BEYOND PEEVED At My Licensor!!!

Ok ladies, wwyd? I'll try to make a long story short...

My licensor emailed me 2 weeks ago telling me that we could switch my license to a B-2 license, allowing me to take 4 toddlers and no other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,228
Posted By LeslieG
That's a great idea to put that in your policies....

That's a great idea to put that in your policies. I, too, do not take children once they start kindergarten. Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,228
Posted By LeslieG
What Do You Do With Non-Nappers?

I have a family with a 4 year old inquiring about my daycare. They want to know what I do with children who do not nap. I don't really know what to tell her because I've never had a child that didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By LeslieG
Thank you!! That's great advice to make it your...

Thank you!! That's great advice to make it your issue, because I've been struggling with how to word things. I don't want to offend the parents.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By LeslieG
2 Week Trial Period Questions

I started a 2.5 year old dcb today and I feel like I made a mistake enrolling him. I know it's only day 1, and I will give it a little more time, but I have never had a child quite like him. He does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,764
Posted By LeslieG
Interviews During Care Hours?

I'm just curious when you all prefer to initially meet with families. I usually prefer to meet after care hours only for safety reasons. I know I may be a bit paranoid, but if I've never met someone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5,322
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 562,072
Posted By LeslieG
Dck did not come to daycare all last week because...

Dck did not come to daycare all last week because he was sick. Today was his first day back (he's here Wed-Fri).

Dcd just picked him up and asked how much he owes me. I said the weekly rate for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2016, 05:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,757
Posted By LeslieG
Reference Calling Former Daycare Provider

Have any of you called a child's former daycare provider before decided to enroll them in your daycare? I'll be doing this for the first time with a family that I met with recently. The parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 644
Posted By LeslieG
Advertising

I was a child care provider in WI but moved out of state last year. Fast forward a year and I am now newly licensed in my new state. I have been advertising for a few weeks now and I am struggling!!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,719
Posted By LeslieG
Great points! Thank you!!!

Great points! Thank you!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,719
Posted By LeslieG
Thank you for your comments! All good things to...

Thank you for your comments! All good things to think about.

We'll see how it goes. I'm hesitant because she said his current daycare is not a good fit. She said that the provider has a comment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,719
Posted By LeslieG
Red Flags

For all you experienced daycare providers, what do you consider to be red flags when meeting with a family for the first time?

I'm meeting with a family tomorrow, and I feel like there is already...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,517
Posted By LeslieG
What Fees Are Due Upon Enrollment?

I'm starting up child care again after our out-of-state move and am thinking about rates and fees. I always used to charge a 2-week deposit plus first week's payment before the first day of care, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,721
Posted By LeslieG
Best Table & Chairs

I'm looking for a new table & chairs for my daycare. The last ones I had were terrible and ended up breaking. I'm looking for sturdy, good quality furniture, and I'm willing to pay more for it if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,165
Posted By LeslieG
Doing Daycare with MY OWN Baby... Help!

I've been taking a break from doing daycare because we moved out of state and I had my first baby. Now I'm going to be getting back into daycare by summer time and I'm SO nervous because now I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By LeslieG
What Ages Do You Take?

I'm getting back into daycare after a 9 month break. We've since moved to a new state so I'll be starting my business from scratch. As I'm planning, I'm thinking about what ages I'll take.

I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,071
Posted By LeslieG
School-Aged Kids

I have never taken any school-aged kids in my previous daycare just because I thought it would be too hard.

I'm curious.. Do you like having school-aged kids? What are the pros/cons of having...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 676
Posted By LeslieG
Exit Requirements?

I haven't been on here for a while... it's good to be back! I had my first baby in April of this year and quit daycare shortly after. Now my husband, son and I have moved to a different state and am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By LeslieG
Have any of you moved out of state while doing daycare?

My husband and I would love to move to MN (from WI) this summer if my husband is able to get a job there. We're so tired of renting, though, so would like to buy our first home if possible... it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,603
Posted By LeslieG
Perfect! Thanks!!

Perfect! Thanks!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,603
Posted By LeslieG
When Is It Too Cold To Go Outside?

I may have asked this last year, but now I can't remember! What temp do you keep the kids inside?

I HATE winter and hate going outside, but I know I have to get the kids out. Getting on all their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By LeslieG
What Day to Do the Halloween Party?

I'm trying to plan our Halloween Party, but I'm having a hard time choosing a day. I would of course love to have it on Friday (especially since that is actually Halloween) but I'll only have 3 of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,351
Posted By LeslieG
Getting New Families While Pregnant

My hubby and I could really use a little boost in our income, so I am really wanting to enroll a new family (or two) asap! Only thing is that I'm pregnant… is this going to deter families?

I will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,110
Posted By LeslieG
Very casual, but never sloppy. Jeans and nice...

Very casual, but never sloppy. Jeans and nice shirt in the colder months, and shorts (not too short) and capris in the warmer months.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,529
Posted By LeslieG
Application for Interested Families

The other day I thought of starting an application process for families who are interested in starting care. I'm just so tired of having all these interviews and then NEVER HEARING BACK FROM THE...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,363
Posted By LeslieG
Boredom

I feel like my kids were bored a lot last week and then again this morning... and it's driving me crazy!! Because we all know when kids are bored that's when rowdiness and trouble happens! This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,379
Posted By LeslieG
Is 12 Months Old Too Young To Switch To One Nap?

I have a almost 12 month old dcg that has not been taking good naps for me in the afternoon anymore, but will take a good nap in the morning. Since all my other kids nap in the afternoon, I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,462
Posted By LeslieG
I Love It When...

..I'm trying to get after one of the kids for doing something they shouldn't be doing and I totally call them the wrong name the whole time. Meanwhile, the child whose name I was actually saying is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,417
Posted By LeslieG
Thanks everyone for your input! You've kind of...

Thanks everyone for your input! You've kind of inspired me to wait until November (instead of October) to tell parents.. if I'm not showing. I like the idea of "showing them" that I can still do my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By LeslieG
Seriously… when are they going to get it?

I'm tired of parents thinking it's okay to bring their child when they had a fever the night before.

Just had to call for a child to be picked up because they have a 101.7 fever. When I called...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,417
Posted By LeslieG
Do I Tell New Family That I Am Pregnant?

I am 7 weeks pregnant and have not told any of my daycare families that I am expecting. I am not planning on telling them until about mid-October.

I will be interviewing a new family this week and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,392
Posted By LeslieG
Well I suppose I don't really need to hide who I...

Well I suppose I don't really need to hide who I am from you ladies! lol Thanks for all the kind words everyone!! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,780
Posted By LeslieG
Oh no! Now I feel terrible!! I have no children...

Oh no! Now I feel terrible!! I have no children of my own and I really have no experience potty training kids, so I had no idea that 30 minutes was too long! :(

I was just trying to get him to see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,780
Posted By LeslieG
I don't know, I really don't think they're lying...

I don't know, I really don't think they're lying to me. They give him two teddy grahams every time he goes pee, so dcd said he asks a lot at home because he wants to get his treat.

Dcm brought...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,113
Posted By LeslieG
OMG I think you're my long lost twin!! You...

OMG I think you're my long lost twin!! You described me exactly!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,780
Posted By LeslieG
2.5 Year Old Goes Potty At Home But Not At DC

I have a 2.5 year old dcb that will go on the potty at home (and will even ask to use it) but will not use it for me. Do any of you have advice on how to get him interested in using it at my house?
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,718
Posted By LeslieG
Mainly my mid/upper back and neck. I probably...

Mainly my mid/upper back and neck. I probably need to work on strengthening my core b/c I know it's weak.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,718
Posted By LeslieG
For Those Of You Who've Been Doing This For Years... How's Your Back??

I am only 26 years old and have been doing daycare for about 3 years and I'm already having issues with my back. I feel like I am constantly going to the chiropractor!!.. Just had to make another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,127
Posted By LeslieG
DCD took DCB to the ER this morning...

So I feel really bad and stupid!!…

Yesterday 2 yr old DCB was painting and got blue paint on this head and in his hair. I tried to clean him up as best as I could, but he still had a blue tint to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By LeslieG
I have a 4.5 year old DCG that talks all the time...

I have a 4.5 year old DCG that talks all the time too!! When she first started it was a bit of a shock to me, as I was not used to having a child talk to me so much. She also interrupts when I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,435
Posted By LeslieG
Really?! I'm actually looking into using...

Really?! I'm actually looking into using hypnobabies too!!.. and going to a birth center.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,435
Posted By LeslieG
I KNOW!! I need to calm down :lol:

I KNOW!! I need to calm down :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,435
Posted By LeslieG
Good to know! Thank you!!

Good to know! Thank you!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,435
Posted By LeslieG
I've been overly planning this for a while now.....

I've been overly planning this for a while now.. just ask my husband :lol:

Anyways, he's a teacher and we would like the baby to arrive next spring so he can take the rest of the school year off....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,435
Posted By LeslieG
Having My Own Baby Puts Me Over My Ratio...

DH and I are wanting to start a family this year but it could possibly put me over my limit of children under the age of 2 (if we get pregnant sooner rather than later). I would only be over for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By LeslieG
Do I just let her cry??

7 month old dcg rarely takes good naps for me anymore! And I just don't know what to do!

She'll wake up after about 20 mins in to her nap screaming. I know she's still tired because when she wakes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,265
Posted By LeslieG
Yes, like Daycare said.. IKEA.

Yes, like Daycare said.. IKEA.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,265
Posted By LeslieG
I have some pictures of my space posted in my...

I have some pictures of my space posted in my blog: http://leslieslittlestrides.blogspot.com/p/pics.html
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By LeslieG
I Have Awesome Daycare Parents!!

I don't know what I did to deserve such great daycare parents! In the past I have had a handful of not so great parents to work with, but currently, the majority of my parents are so great!!

One...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,730
Posted By LeslieG
likethislikethis YES!! Same here!

likethislikethis YES!! Same here!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,611
Posted By LeslieG
You could try putting a big sign on the table...

You could try putting a big sign on the table that says "Please do not put anything on table. Thank you"

I know parents are rushed in the mornings, but it still bothers me that they can't respect...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,844
Posted By LeslieG
Totally agree! It's really hard for me not to...

Totally agree! It's really hard for me not to take things personally.. I turn to my hubby and mom a lot for encouragement (and the forum of course!).

I once had a family leave because they were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,643
Posted By LeslieG
I have a 6 month old dcg that would only fall...

I have a 6 month old dcg that would only fall asleep if I rocked her in my arms. I would go in and rock her back to sleep every time she woke up. Once I started doing that, it just got worse. I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,489
Posted By LeslieG
She seemed talkative and friendly during the...

She seemed talkative and friendly during the interview process and I'm pretty sure she's not shy. I guess she could possibly have a little bit of social awkwardness.. Sometimes when she does say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,489
Posted By LeslieG
Parent Hardly Says Anything to Me

I have a parent who half the time doesn't say "hi", "bye", or even acknowledge me. This really bothers me... I take care of her kid all day so I feel like the least she could do is say "hi" or "Good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,074
Posted By LeslieG
Wow!! I think you should definitely raise your...

Wow!! I think you should definitely raise your rates! You deserve to be making much more for what you do.

My mom did daycare for 20 years, so I always call her up when I have questions or need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,816
Posted By LeslieG
I charge: $80 for 2 days per week $120 for 3...

I charge:
$80 for 2 days per week
$120 for 3 days per week
$150 for 4 or 5 days per week

... I don't offer one day per week care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,327
Posted By LeslieG
I am guilty of this too sometimes!... I agree,...

I am guilty of this too sometimes!... I agree, just tell her your rate for two kids and leave it at that. If she then asks for a discount, then explain everything. As Cat Herder said, no need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,713
Posted By LeslieG
How to teach letters

I have been working on teaching my 4.5 year old dcg letters for the last 2 months. I introduce one new letter per week and continue to practice letters we've previously learned each week. So far...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,014
Posted By LeslieG
WOW!!! What a reminder that life is SO...

WOW!!! What a reminder that life is SO PRECIOUS!!! I'm glad you are doing better!! You are a strong woman!! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,351
Posted By LeslieG
I love using our walking rope! I got it because I...

I love using our walking rope! I got it because I only have 2 hands but 5 kids when we cross the street. My kids range in age from 22 months to 4 years old and they walk very nice with it. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 997
Posted By LeslieG
How to transport my multi age group to the park...

I currently have a pretty good way of getting my kids to the park (which is about a 10 min walk). I just bought a single stroller for my 6 month old dcg and I use a walking rope for my other dcks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,290
Posted By LeslieG
Those Of You With Your Own Kids...

Okay, so for those of you with your own kids, convince me that caring for your own kids is different than caring for dck's!!

DH and I are planning on starting our family this year but… my dck's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,327
Posted By LeslieG
Me too!! I just added Good Friday to the list of...

Me too!! I just added Good Friday to the list of closed paid holidays this year. My husband is a teacher and he has that day off and I wanted a day off with him :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,864
Posted By LeslieG
OMG are you talking about my dcg?!? :lol: I...

OMG are you talking about my dcg?!? :lol:

I have a 4 year old dcg who does the same thing!! She has no sensor and it can get really awkward. She will even do that with parent we don't know at the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,689
Posted By LeslieG
My husband made my logo! He's going into design...

My husband made my logo! He's going into design so he does everything like that for me! Check it out: http://leslieslittlestrides.blogspot.com/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,829
Posted By LeslieG
I live in a 2 bedroom apartment on the second...

I live in a 2 bedroom apartment on the second floor. My hubby and I don't have any kids of our own yet, so one bedroom is ours, the other bedroom is our "living room" and the living room is the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,541
Posted By LeslieG
Interview Questions?

What are questions that you always make sure to ask a family during the interview process? I can usually tell within the first 5 minutes whether or not I want to take the family.. but I'm just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,593
Posted By LeslieG
I agree with what everyone is saying, but I also...

I agree with what everyone is saying, but I also think you can get sick more often based on your nutrition. Sugar lowers your immune system. IMO there is way too much sugar in food today!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,121
Posted By LeslieG
I totally understand. I am more of an introverted...

I totally understand. I am more of an introverted person and I remember being really nervous for my first interviews with potential families.. I still get a little nervous sometimes.

Here's my...
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