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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 668
Posted By LittleScholars
Plants are such a good idea!! I'm going to do...

Plants are such a good idea!! I'm going to do some research!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 668
Posted By LittleScholars
:lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 668
Posted By LittleScholars
This summer I'll use it. I was pregnant...

This summer I'll use it. I was pregnant back-to-back since I opened, so I was a crazy person and didn't want to be applying it regularly. Now that I'm less concerned with the exposure I'd much rather...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 668
Posted By LittleScholars
A pallet is a genius idea!!! We are having...

A pallet is a genius idea!!!

We are having such a tick issue here. I have almost no grass from the constant kid traffic and just a few large trees and we are loaded with them. This is a new thing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 668
Posted By LittleScholars
:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 668
Posted By LittleScholars
Yes! I just got rid of my outdoor classroom stuff...

Yes! I just got rid of my outdoor classroom stuff and my outdoor play kitchen. I am building a mud kitchen, but living in the northeast, I find that we are getting more than enough inside time. We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 668
Posted By LittleScholars
I'm crying. This is INSANE.

I'm crying. This is INSANE.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 668
Posted By LittleScholars
Stop it! This is wild! I'm literally at the point...

Stop it! This is wild! I'm literally at the point I'm looking to BUY those items!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 668
Posted By LittleScholars
Tips for Outdoor Loose Parts?

I'm finally collecting natural loose parts (thin logs, etc.). My husband thinks I'm insane. He thinks they are all going to rot and quickly be a mess.

Tips for creating and maintaining a nice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By LittleScholars
This guy ended up being out for the rest of the...

This guy ended up being out for the rest of the week. TOTALLY the right call! Thanks for always letting me bounce these concerns off of you all!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By LittleScholars
This is totally right. I felt sort of silly...

This is totally right. I felt sort of silly because it was RIGHT after nap, and I know that isn't ideal, but there was also a reason I was checking. Behavior had already been super off.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By LittleScholars
My health consultant encourages me to, but I do...

My health consultant encourages me to, but I do it anonymously, of course. According to my health plan, I'm supposed to text all parents about something contagious. In my mind, it is worth sharing if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By LittleScholars
This is exactly what I was thinking! It stayed...

This is exactly what I was thinking! It stayed lower, but lingered, which is still odd for this kiddo.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By LittleScholars
I knowwwww. I feel slightly guilty because I know...

I knowwwww. I feel slightly guilty because I know it is hard to keep kids home and I don't want to be ridiculous, but we had an actual case of the flu last month and I was glad I went with my gut and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By LittleScholars
Fever After Nap... What Would You Do?

I had a kiddo that wasn't feeling like himself today. He wanted to rest (not like him), but no other symptoms. Since it was odd I took his temp when he asked to rest and I took his temp as soon as he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By LittleScholars
AH! Those germs are exactly what I'm trying to...

AH! Those germs are exactly what I'm trying to avoid! All of my kiddos are 18 months and up, so I was hoping they could handle these, but it sounds like quality is likely going to be an issue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By LittleScholars
This time around I could have purchased things on...

This time around I could have purchased things on my own and been reimbursed, but it is slightly more complicated and restrictive. We don't always have a reimbursement option, but we did this time. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By LittleScholars
Those hideaways are too cute! I'm adding that to...

Those hideaways are too cute! I'm adding that to my list for next time!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By LittleScholars
What a great idea!! Your kiddos are going to love...

What a great idea!! Your kiddos are going to love it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By LittleScholars
These are amazing ideas!!! I'v never seen anamlz....

These are amazing ideas!!! I'v never seen anamlz. They are adorable! My kiddos would LOVE those.

I ditched my 4 fold mats last year when they all suddenly tore at the seam. I'm super happy with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By LittleScholars
That's so helpful. How frustrating! I've had my...

That's so helpful. How frustrating! I've had my eye on those vinyl climbers for so long!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By LittleScholars
Ohhh. GREAT insight!! Do you think if they had...

Ohhh. GREAT insight!! Do you think if they had been strictly used for sitting they would have survived? I'd just be using these for reading purposes. It sounds like a quality issue rather than a use...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By LittleScholars
What Fun Things Would You Spend Grant Money On?

If you had a $500 grant, how would you spend it? I think I know how I plan to use mine, but I'm looking for fun ideas. I like to use these grants to purchase something I may not otherwise.

I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By LittleScholars
Oops! Editing because I meant to start a new...

Oops! Editing because I meant to start a new thread.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By LittleScholars
Does Anyone Have This Preschool Seating? Do You Like It?

https://www.shopbecker.com/furniture/chairs-and-seating/_/preschool-contour-seating-primary-colors-3-piece-set/?q=preschool+seating

I have grant money to use, and I'm considering buying this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By LittleScholars
This is all great advice. So, I found a big...

This is all great advice.

So, I found a big glitch that I think is a deal breaker (and, truthfully, I'm a little relieved). When reading over the regulations, I saw centers can't be near gas...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By LittleScholars
This was the boat I was always in; however, I was...

This was the boat I was always in; however, I was presented with a building and a safey net. My husband's family has a vacant property in a strip mall. I could move in rent-free for a few months with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By LittleScholars
Of course! I'll post them during nap :)

Of course! I'll post them during nap :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By LittleScholars
Thinking of Opening a Center but Hear They Aren't Profitable

Is this a myth? I keep running numbers and it seems to be hugely profitable. What am I missing?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-23-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By LittleScholars
I'll throw this out there in case this is...

I'll throw this out there in case this is helpful. I don't lump expenses into T/S or 100% categories; instead, as I review each receipt, I mark the receipt and do that math. Sometimes a book of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By LittleScholars
This is good advice. I have a very, very basic FB...

This is good advice. I have a very, very basic FB page (I don't love FB), but a very nice website that clearly states what I offer. What I want is to funnel people to my website, which currently is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By LittleScholars
I also have two! I should have said that. I don't...

I also have two! I should have said that. I don't invite people to like it, but I think I can do that. I've always had the best luck in the mom groups, but some are now forbidding posts about daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By LittleScholars
Boosting Facebook Page?

Has anyone boosted their facebook business page? Did it yield good results?

I've never had a problem filling spots, but I'm currently in an extra weird position because I'm closing until Nov 26...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 913
Posted By LittleScholars
I'm on my second daycare pregnancy (due any day...

I'm on my second daycare pregnancy (due any day now), and I remind myself that moms of multiple kiddos are constantly exposing themselves to things that their other kiddos bring home. There really is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By LittleScholars
This is all so helpful! It gives me a lot to...

This is all so helpful! It gives me a lot to think about. To start, I think I'm going to beef up a few centers (particularly writing/fine motor and sensory play). I have great items for these...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By LittleScholars
That's helpful! Thank you!

That's helpful! Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By LittleScholars
This is helpful! Right now I have all of these...

This is helpful! Right now I have all of these centers, but no system to rotate them through. If a kiddo prefers one center and wants to stay do you still require that they clean up and rotate? I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By LittleScholars
I get that! Only my own kiddo would attempt to...

I get that! Only my own kiddo would attempt to eat a crayon or something small (and it is pretty rare), but I know him well enough to know when he's looking tempted. Luckily, that means I can keep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By LittleScholars
What a shame! That *looks* like such an amazing...

What a shame! That *looks* like such an amazing piece! How is their customer service? I wonder if they will make it right?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By LittleScholars
Absolutely! This is what we are currently doing....

Absolutely! This is what we are currently doing. I don't really manage, limit, or encourage other areas as much (blocks, trucks, dramatic play, puzzles, library, the fine motor activities that are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By LittleScholars
Centers vs. Complete Free Play... Which to Choose and How to Manage It?

I have centers (ish) set up, but kiddos can move through much of the day freely other than during designated group time (e.g., circle time, group activities). Other than meals, group time is also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By LittleScholars
They really do. And I haven't found that products...

They really do. And I haven't found that products are particularly amazing. As we used kaplan playdough this morning I was reminded of that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By LittleScholars
I love this! I didn't realize the bins lifted...

I love this! I didn't realize the bins lifted out. That's great!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By LittleScholars
Oh! One just like this is actually available! I...

Oh! One just like this is actually available! I hadn't considered multi-levels!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By LittleScholars
And we don't even have access to the whole site!...

And we don't even have access to the whole site! A customer service rep explained it is items selected by the grant admins.

When these come around we can choose between Kaplan or Becker, and if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By LittleScholars
This is the exact one I want! They aren't...

This is the exact one I want! They aren't offering it through the grant for some reason (we have access to a designated Kaplan site). It might be worth just getting that myself and using the money...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By LittleScholars
Indoor Sand and Water/Sensory Table...Thoughts on This One?

Does anyone have an indoor sand and water table they love? I just received a grant and I'm itching to get a sensory table and some new supplies, but I want to make sure I spend wisely.

Thoughts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By LittleScholars
Oh wow!! How does it work? You call ahead for...

Oh wow!! How does it work? You call ahead for transportation?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By LittleScholars
Why didn't I think of a bus company?! I was...

Why didn't I think of a bus company?! I was looking at private drivers. Thank you! I wonder how parents would feel about no car seats. I'll have to look into this! Another home daycare is hoping to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By LittleScholars
Field Trip Transportation

Does anyone have unique solutions for transporting kiddos on field trips? My insurance only covers kiddos while their feet are on the ground (not in a car), and a commercial policy isn't an option at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By LittleScholars
Oh that's amazing!! I'm on all sorts of garage...

Oh that's amazing!! I'm on all sorts of garage sale sites, but no free ones (I never thought to look). Great idea!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By LittleScholars
Awesome, thank you! I think we could use some...

Awesome, thank you! I think we could use some more open ended items outside. We are in the suburbs have almost no interesting natural items in my backyard at the moment.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By LittleScholars
I'm all about letting them play! We've always...

I'm all about letting them play! We've always just played and it has been fantastic. Lately, we are suddenly getting bored. I don't know if I'm projecting because we've had 90 degree days and I'm so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By LittleScholars
Do you keep all of your loose piece type things...

Do you keep all of your loose piece type things out all of the time? Does everything hold up ok in the elements? Did you just go to a home improvement store and get that stuff? And how to do you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By LittleScholars
Downsizing might actually help, especially in the...

Downsizing might actually help, especially in the sandbox area. We've collected so many things, that it actually takes time to clear them to play. And we all love the same 5 bikes.

Until recently...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By LittleScholars
Outdoor Activities?

Can you share what your outside time looks like?

I *think* I'm feeling like our outside time is getting a little lame because it has been crazy hot this summer and I'm super pregnant (ready to pop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By LittleScholars
I went through this exact situation and was told...

I went through this exact situation and was told the same thing. It ended up being totally fine and no one else got it. Their best guess was that it was from stagnant water the child had been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By LittleScholars
That's a great idea!

That's a great idea!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By LittleScholars
I was thinking maybe the long, multiple shelf...

I was thinking maybe the long, multiple shelf version of this might work. I have a door with free space and they would take up multiple shelves. Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By LittleScholars
Creative Water Bottle Storage

Does anyone have a fun, hygienic way to store water bottles? I'm thinking of getting a clear, PVC over-the-door shoe holder, but you all have such great ideas.

My must haves are:
-bleachable...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-20-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By LittleScholars
Brilliant! Thank you for sharing! Those are lucky...

Brilliant! Thank you for sharing! Those are lucky kiddos! Your meals sound fantastic.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-17-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,947
Posted By LittleScholars
OH! I think I'm discovering my area of confusion...

OH! I think I'm discovering my area of confusion and real question. I had been under the impression that if one takes the standard deduction we lose the ability to itemize anything (other than the...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-16-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,947
Posted By LittleScholars
Tom, I'm getting slightly off topic but I'd...

Tom,

I'm getting slightly off topic but I'd love to know your thoughts at some point about whether the food program is still going to be beneficial with the standard deduction. For the first...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-15-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,947
Posted By LittleScholars
I'll be following your work closely! Thank you!!

I'll be following your work closely! Thank you!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By LittleScholars
You're my hero. I couldn't do every 30 minutes! ...

You're my hero. I couldn't do every 30 minutes!

When I feel a kiddo is ready, this is what works for us:
-start out wearing a diaper taped at the sides for easy up and down. We go just a bit...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-14-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,947
Posted By LittleScholars
I should add that the standard deduction piece is...

I should add that the standard deduction piece is what is really confusing to me. I've read Tom's awesome updates, but I'm super confused about how the new, higher standard deduction will work and...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-14-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,947
Posted By LittleScholars
2018 Tax Changes

I know I'm super early with this (I'm getting ahead of my bookkeeping so I don't need to scramble at the end of the year). Do we have any insight on how tax changes will impact...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-13-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By LittleScholars
Do you find the salmon and chicken keep well? The...

Do you find the salmon and chicken keep well? The kids will tolerate leftover meat, but my own family can't stand it (so spoiled). It might be my lazy reheat method (microwaving).
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-13-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By LittleScholars
Another great idea I hadn't thought of!

Another great idea I hadn't thought of!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By LittleScholars
This is such a cool idea!!!

This is such a cool idea!!!
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-10-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By LittleScholars
Ohhh I LOVE this! Why hadn't I thought of this!?...

Ohhh I LOVE this! Why hadn't I thought of this!? Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-09-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By LittleScholars
Lunch/Dinner Schedule And Prep Time

Not long ago, I would make one big meal in the morning (often with my instant pot) that I would serve for lunch and dinner. I don't mind leftovers and I loved the extra time it gave me. Now that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,116
Posted By LittleScholars
I've been in similar situations a number of times...

I've been in similar situations a number of times this year. Most of my kiddos aged out so I had spots open for the first time in a few years, and I'm moving to a school schedule. I have a good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By LittleScholars
I'm (mostly) making the leap next summer. I renew...

I'm (mostly) making the leap next summer. I renew contracts/update handbooks each summer, so families anticipate that changes will be rolled out then. I notified families that beginning summer 2019 I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By LittleScholars
With my first, I went into labor with the kids...

With my first, I went into labor with the kids here (right before drop off) and wasn't ready to head to the hospital for many hours. It was totally fine. If it had progressed faster, parents all knew...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By LittleScholars
This is interesting. Helping pull up and down...

This is interesting. Helping pull up and down will be key, especially because I already hate bending over!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By LittleScholars
That's so helpful! Thank you!

That's so helpful! Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By LittleScholars
So many moms have recommend this method! I'm...

So many moms have recommend this method! I'm having a hard time understanding how it can translate into a daycare setting. I work alone and wouldn't feel comfortable messing up our solid routine just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By LittleScholars
I have zero experience with training pants! All...

I have zero experience with training pants! All of my dcks have used pull ups, so I need to look into these. He's going fairly long periods without going. He tends to go a little, wait for a new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By LittleScholars
My thinking (and I could be totally wrong), is...

My thinking (and I could be totally wrong), is that he's very ready for the routine aspect of it. I think he'd actually enjoy sitting on the potty (he's weird) and he really hates a dirty diaper. He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 969
Posted By LittleScholars
All of this is great advice. I'll also add that...

All of this is great advice. I'll also add that we are outside 95% of the time at the end of the day. That really helps. Some days I have a few kids getting picked up closer to closing, and they may...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 969
Posted By LittleScholars
The two key pieces for me are (1) everything has...

The two key pieces for me are (1) everything has a place that is obvious for everyone, including kids, (2) we all clean up as we go. For example, after lunch kiddos check their areas and pick up and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By LittleScholars
Potty Training My Own Kid At Daycare

My son is 17 months old and I *think* he is ready for early potty training. He is stubborn and is generally not a particularly easy kid, but he LOVES (and it mildly obsessed with) routines,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By LittleScholars
I used this when I first started teaching and...

I used this when I first started teaching and didn't love it. I don't blame you for not wanting to use it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By LittleScholars
I have and I've attended the trainings, but they...

I have and I've attended the trainings, but they just give a few examples of expectations. I also taught K forever. I'm just being terribly lazy and I'm looking for a nicely formatted one ;).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By LittleScholars
Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

Does any use a great, simple kindergarten readiness assessment they would be willing to share?

I have so many versions, and I dislike them all. Before I sit down and create a new one for next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By LittleScholars
My vote is $20/day. A day is only so long and...

My vote is $20/day. A day is only so long and this requires you to spend even more of your precious time doing daycare. Personally, I'm at a point that there isn't any amount of money that could make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,614
Posted By LittleScholars
You're getting a lot of good feedback, but I'll...

You're getting a lot of good feedback, but I'll chime in because I'm a nursing mom and provider, and I started my daycare primarily because I knew I'd be a nervous daycare mom (I taught elementary...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,182
Posted By LittleScholars
I have. I posted something like this when I moved...

I have. I posted something like this when I moved to a new space. It made me crazy that parents were walking through the house with their shoes on, and I've since eliminated pretty much everything...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By LittleScholars
This is lovely and these are great ideas. I'm...

This is lovely and these are great ideas. I'm going to take my first trip to hobby lobby tomorrow!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By LittleScholars
Wall Art

Has anyone recently purchased pieces they love for their daycare space(s)?

I moved to a new space last year and have lots of bare wall space. I run a preschool program and I'm a "less is more"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By LittleScholars
I wouldn't charge for intentional damage on my...

I wouldn't charge for intentional damage on my watch, and and, in reality, probably not for damage caused while a parent is here. I do understand the real shift in behavior that can happen at times...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By LittleScholars
Thank you for all of the helpful replies!

Thank you for all of the helpful replies!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By LittleScholars
How Often Do You Purchase/Introduce New Toys?

How often do you all purchase/introduce new (or new to them) toys? Do you rotate toys on a regular basis?

In short, I'm asking because I'm re-organizing my limited storage space and sort of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By LittleScholars
This is so sweet!! Thank you for sharing!

This is so sweet!! Thank you for sharing!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By LittleScholars
This is just along the lines I was thinking :)....

This is just along the lines I was thinking :). Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By LittleScholars
Moving Up to K Celebration

Do any of you celebrate your kiddos that are moving on? I've had the same cohort since I opened, so I want to do something special. Pinterest has cute ideas, but I'd love to know what fun things you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By LittleScholars
Book Recommendation for Children Moving Up to K

I've had the same cohort of kids and their siblings since opening, and this June most of them move on to K. We are having a special celebration, and I'd love to gift them a special book. I'd like it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By LittleScholars
I require sunscreen, swim suit, and sturdy,...

I require sunscreen, swim suit, and sturdy, closed-toe shoes (they run and I don't want to risk a twisted ankle). Most of us have found great, cheap options at target. I send swim suits home to be...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-22-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,729
Posted By LittleScholars
Additionally, you should not go to court to avoid...

Additionally, you should not go to court to avoid being a nightmare of a human being.

I think in-home care is amazing, but there is always an eliminate of unpredictability when you are relying on...
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