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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,016
Posted By kimsdaycare
I don't do well with mixed foods either, or crust...

I don't do well with mixed foods either, or crust lol. I LOVE my partitioned plates and typically eat one section at a time as well. Usually in order of least favorite food to favorite. I even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,978
Posted By kimsdaycare
Exactly as I suspected, but unfortunately BC, it...

Exactly as I suspected, but unfortunately BC, it was your baiting that took this in the direction we are blaming the OP for. It was not only obvious, it was the only part that got my feathers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,978
Posted By kimsdaycare
Wow. BC, I strongly suspect you totally got what...

Wow. BC, I strongly suspect you totally got what she was trying to say from the beginning and chose to drag that one out.

I don't typically respond to stuff that bugs me like this but omg, that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By kimsdaycare
I didn't think so until I looked at the...

I didn't think so until I looked at the post/pictures directly on facebook.

I can see what looks like a faint outline of the rash under her lips in the after picture. Her lips look the same to me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,039
Posted By kimsdaycare
Like many of you, my dc bathroom is rather small....

Like many of you, my dc bathroom is rather small.

I have a stainless steel Koala Table mounted directly across from the toilet. They are usually really expensive but I got a brand new one that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,598
Posted By kimsdaycare
We have a dcd that has become good friends with...

We have a dcd that has become good friends with us even though his ds is now 16. He showed up with a bottle of moonshine one evening and I proceeded to drink far too many shots of it. The first...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,721
Posted By kimsdaycare
I am so sorry for your loss. I had three...

I am so sorry for your loss. I had three funerals for close friends and family this week. I missed one (dh went without me) but took today off to go to two others. I approached everyone as soon...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,858
Posted By kimsdaycare
When the group gets to running, that's when you...

When the group gets to running, that's when you let the littlest have at it with things like mega blocks. Within seconds the floor is typically covered with them. You ever tried running on little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,236
Posted By kimsdaycare
Yes, but I have added it to laundry and sprayed...

Yes, but I have added it to laundry and sprayed it on vomit hits on carpet before without issue. Shaklee is very careful not to market their products to be used in any other ways than what it has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,236
Posted By kimsdaycare
Apparently I posted this link a couple of years...

Apparently I posted this link a couple of years ago in a similar thread, lol. Again not all the info you are looking for but at least the EPA number is listed.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,236
Posted By kimsdaycare
LOL, we were posting at same time. Different...

LOL, we were posting at same time. Different links, same verbage. I'm guessing this came from someplace official at least!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,236
Posted By kimsdaycare
I love basic G! Licensing is allowing it as a...

I love basic G! Licensing is allowing it as a substitute for bleach solution in some areas, but you would need to double check with your individual licensor to be sure *they* won't give you any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,955
Posted By kimsdaycare
So sorry! I have now made the mistake of...

So sorry!

I have now made the mistake of choosing other families needs/wants over my own twice...yes twice!

My mother was in hospice for several weeks with cancer. My entire family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,875
Posted By kimsdaycare
ChildFun member, it's another provider forum. ...

ChildFun member, it's another provider forum.

I belong to both and read often, but post very little (obviously lol).

These two places are where my all my "co-workers" are;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,875
Posted By kimsdaycare
I guess I should add one too! The time I had...

I guess I should add one too!

The time I had a dcm walk through the door with her child puking into a bucket he was carrying under his face and said she had to get to work, it just happened and it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,875
Posted By kimsdaycare
There's a few of us;) The time that provider...

There's a few of us;)

The time that provider (I think it was her) had a dck pull down her pants in front of dcd belongs in the embarrassing moments thread too!

Gosh she had some fun stories!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,408
Posted By kimsdaycare
I'm reading this as DCM gave two weeks notice via...

I'm reading this as DCM gave two weeks notice via text and has 4 days remaining with current provider? And lack of response is making you wonder if she will turn her away for those last 4 days? And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,380
Posted By kimsdaycare
When they tell you it never happens at home, then...

When they tell you it never happens at home, then all the better! If the parent says they only do it at *your* house, then this obviously not the best environment for their child and a change of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,627
Posted By kimsdaycare
Wow, I bought this one from them and it came very...

Wow, I bought this one from them and it came very quickly and is one of my favorite things I have ever bought for my daycare. So beautiful. I wonder what happened in your case. I'd be seriously...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,063
Posted By kimsdaycare
I have been blessed over the years:) Had a...

I have been blessed over the years:)

Had a family with three children enrolled full-time that gave me a Christmas bonus of a bottle of liquor, a twelve pack of varied imported beers and a weeks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,840
Posted By kimsdaycare
If I spotted her outside waiting I'd probably go...

If I spotted her outside waiting I'd probably go out and give the button a swipe with cleaner and see if she takes the opportunity to come up afterward. If so, I'd just do it again next time and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,146
Posted By kimsdaycare
I would have just said with an understanding...

I would have just said with an understanding smile "Oh I hear ya, I can barely make here to open by 7am myself!"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,049
Posted By kimsdaycare
Sounds like she is used to being entertained by...

Sounds like she is used to being entertained by adults. Playing with adults is EASY, they hand over the toy you want, they role play whatever role they are told to. The child becomes accustomed to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,755
Posted By kimsdaycare
Completely agree with you. My response is still...

Completely agree with you. My response is still the same to the parent, I make no effort to feed into it or fix it. Just point out the most logical reason for it, and move on. Yes it can make you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,755
Posted By kimsdaycare
It's happened to me in the past and I usually...

It's happened to me in the past and I usually just remind the parents that children simply want choices sometimes, just like we don't want to go to work some days - kids won't want to come to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,996
Posted By kimsdaycare
I would have just smiled big and told her "Yup,...

I would have just smiled big and told her "Yup, you can always tell which houses are decorated by the love of a child rather than the love of pretty things. It reminds me everyday how much love...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,632
Posted By kimsdaycare
You know its going to be one of those days when...

You know its going to be one of those days when you go to take a sip of your freshly poured cup of coffee and a big honking spider climbs up the outside of it meeting you eye to eye like he's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,216
Posted By kimsdaycare
Sometimes parents need to be reminded exactly...

Sometimes parents need to be reminded exactly what it is that they are asking of you. This is basically telling you they would like to lay you off for six weeks. What if their employer put this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,377
Posted By kimsdaycare
Small world! I was raised in Elmira and now live...

Small world! I was raised in Elmira and now live just a few miles away from there.

Our weather is fairly mild with few major winter or summer storms. The Finger Lakes are close by and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 18,539
Posted By kimsdaycare
Post-partum, etc or not, her response was...

Post-partum, etc or not, her response was carefully calculated and would have my blood boiling. She is attempting to take the control position by putting you on the defensive by saying that their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,642
Posted By kimsdaycare
I butter mine too! We rarely eat them...

I butter mine too!

We rarely eat them either but mine must be buttered if toasted. And I'll one up the weirdness...I don't ever butter the top, only the bottom so the butter sinks in better. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,915
Posted By kimsdaycare
My small bath is the exact reason I chose the one...

My small bath is the exact reason I chose the one I have. Mine is a recessed stainless one and is vertical so it takes up practically no space when closed.

This is the one I have, but I spent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By kimsdaycare
Just a Funny to Share:)

So, a couple days ago I had a little guy vomit while here, repeatedly. Right at a chaotic time of the day too, fun fun!

Anyway, as I was trying to keep all of them from contaminating...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,110
Posted By kimsdaycare
If you feel she will do well with you, absolutely...

If you feel she will do well with you, absolutely take her! I've had several older children in "extended" care over the years. Some just didn't like the after school programs, some had issues that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By kimsdaycare
I once had a dcg of similar age that I once...

I once had a dcg of similar age that I once caught with our puppy in a headlock PUNCHING him in the head. I was right there and no idea she was doing it, the sound was what alerted me. She had her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,120
Posted By kimsdaycare
I agree with the others that you don't have to...

I agree with the others that you don't have to give that much notice, but it is very kind of you to do so. Since your options are close or make changes and you are leaning toward closing entirely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,083
Posted By kimsdaycare
I've lost socks too. Usually we can find them...

I've lost socks too. Usually we can find them after several minutes if we check all the common hot spots behind furniture, inside the play kitchen etc. One day though we spent 10 minutes looking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 39
Poll: Age Range
Views: 3,368
Posted By kimsdaycare
Turned 41 July 4th. Grew up believing all the...

Turned 41 July 4th. Grew up believing all the fireworks were for ME!

DH is 42. Been married 21 years, together 25.

We have two children, DS is 18, DD is 17.

And one crazy dog that was born...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,920
Posted By kimsdaycare
Has society lost their minds? This was a...

Has society lost their minds?

This was a time-out (ok - several), not a beating or duct-taping or any type of cruel or horrific act.

I feel sorry for the educators that will have these...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,989
Posted By kimsdaycare
I found one article that specifically mentions...

I found one article that specifically mentions preemies being at risk for complications due to Serratia Marcescens. It is a rather alarming article though, and I would be careful to not jump to any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,653
Posted By kimsdaycare
That makes sense but on the other hand I cannot...

That makes sense but on the other hand I cannot imagine treating weekly for the entire school year, not to mention that every place any of these children go they are exposing others, and those other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2012, 04:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,653
Posted By kimsdaycare
I haven't seen the actual policy in writing here,...

I haven't seen the actual policy in writing here, but do know that my sister has been beyond frustrated with the Head Start program my niece attends. She has has custody of this child and she has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,803
Posted By kimsdaycare
I'm curious too. All I can think of is...

I'm curious too. All I can think of is Enterovirus, but it's not new. Its associated with Hand Foot Mouth though, which is a big problem recently in many areas.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 40,619
Posted By kimsdaycare
What I don't get is why licensing requires...

What I don't get is why licensing requires daycares to track vaccinations at all if waivers are accepted for any reason. Its silly that providers can be fined if vaccines aren't up to date for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,220
Posted By kimsdaycare
My dh works nights. I have all boys here most...

My dh works nights. I have all boys here most days...the loudest group of boys I have ever had as a matter of fact. He usually sleeps in the basement or in the bedroom with the door shut and tv on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 17,653
Posted By kimsdaycare
In my case this was a local licensing rep that...

In my case this was a local licensing rep that was now handling trainings in our resource and referral office. All the reps I've had went to her with regulation questions but I have no idea who she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 17,653
Posted By kimsdaycare
I do not know what state the OP is in, but I am...

I do not know what state the OP is in, but I am in New York.

For the life of me I cannot find the "one wipe" verbage in the regs, but it was made very clear in the training that this was what was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 17,653
Posted By kimsdaycare
For those questioning whether this is a rule or...

For those questioning whether this is a rule or interpretation of the rule, I can vouch for yes...actual rule. At least in my area. I remember during training we had to allow that wipe just ONE...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,340
Posted By kimsdaycare
Grandma chose to just NOT change baby's...

Grandma chose to just NOT change baby's diaper?!?!?!

Oh no, not your fault. I would have reacted totally shocked when mom said this and asked why on Earth would grandma not call mom and let her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,791
Posted By kimsdaycare
If she had just returned from shopping why were...

If she had just returned from shopping why were the living room lights and tv on already? It's not even a kids show from what I can see, so you can't use the excuse that you turned it on quick to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,503
Posted By kimsdaycare
I can't transport - have neither the vehicle or...

I can't transport - have neither the vehicle or restraints required to do so.

DH is usually the one that picks up, does conferences etc.

My mom didn't drive. She always sent a taxi for me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,029
Posted By kimsdaycare
I'm off every year, it's one of those holidays...

I'm off every year, it's one of those holidays that most businesses are open, so this year it's dentist day for me:)

Funny though, DH is a Veteran and couldn't figure out why *I* was off until I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,091
Posted By kimsdaycare
I always buy for birthdays and Christmas. For...

I always buy for birthdays and Christmas. For every child that comes be it full-time, part-time or drop-in for a total of approx 10-12 children. I usually spend $15-$25 each time.

The parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,683
Posted By kimsdaycare
Aggressive defiance - I've had a few of those,...

Aggressive defiance - I've had a few of those, not often thank goodness.

Yes it could be something going on at home or a diet thing, but you still have to deal with the symptoms while you try to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,042
Posted By kimsdaycare
I'm having a hard time finding a link for it that...

I'm having a hard time finding a link for it that isn't associated with a specific salesperson. But here's someones site that compares it to bleach and lists all the nasties it kills.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,042
Posted By kimsdaycare
You could try Basic G from Shaklee, it's...

You could try Basic G from Shaklee, it's non-toxic (in diluted form) and most licensors are fine with it.

Here's a page I found relating directly with it's use in Daycares, including the EPA...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,775
Posted By kimsdaycare
Parents flying in to take them for the rest of...

Parents flying in to take them for the rest of the year?

I doubt that arrangement had anything to do with you and has probably been in the plan for quite a while.

Grandparents or not, the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,389
Posted By kimsdaycare
Refer them to site like Lakeshore Learning. ...

Refer them to site like Lakeshore Learning.

Many parents view educational toys and learning systems as the same thing.

School supply stores usually have a mix of both, but have a wonderful way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 155,918
Posted By kimsdaycare
Please remember that in your center, the staff is...

Please remember that in your center, the staff is getting a break, they just rotate them in and out of rooms as necessary for the supervision of non-nappers.

Most home daycares don't have that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
Posted By kimsdaycare
Tell her sure you will gladly keep that part of...

Tell her sure you will gladly keep that part of the contract unchanged.

But you will be adding that all of your own sick/vacation days will be charged $10 per day.

You cannot predict at this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,440
Posted By kimsdaycare
It kind of is though. If you request a...

It kind of is though. If you request a publication to be sent to you, and fail to read every article, you can't expect not to pay for part of it, right? If they could split up that publication into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,518
Posted By kimsdaycare
Forgot to add the other one I saw that made me...

Forgot to add the other one I saw that made me think of that.

I am interested in finding a sitter to watch my two children in my home. I do have a kitten, also. On days there is no school I will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,518
Posted By kimsdaycare
Let's not forget that she probably will ask you...

Let's not forget that she probably will ask you to come to her house instead since the other arrangements just add to her driving and want you to "tidy up" before you get your own break during...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,518
Posted By kimsdaycare
Another Good One For Ya (CL Ad)

The kind of stuff you can only find on Craigslist!


hi im looking for a babysitter due to my daughter seems not to happy at her current one which is typical of a 2 year old but if shes not happy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,678
Posted By kimsdaycare
Once upon I time I cared. During that time in my...

Once upon I time I cared. During that time in my life when I gave up a career outside of the home with business cards and a desk and the need to keep my resume looking like there wasn't a big old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,379
Posted By kimsdaycare
I use a cd that is a mixture of natures sounds...

I use a cd that is a mixture of natures sounds and classical music. I keep it playing a bit on the loud side to drown out the "chatty" ones. The one I have goes from very low songs to rather loud...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,655
Posted By kimsdaycare
9 weeks 1 yr 2 yrs 2 yrs 2 yrs 3 yrs ...

9 weeks
1 yr
2 yrs
2 yrs
2 yrs
3 yrs
4 yrs

and 1 fur baby
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,316
Posted By kimsdaycare
I was wondering who was going to mention this...

I was wondering who was going to mention this first.

Who is this person? Very odd comments indeed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2011, 03:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,712
Posted By kimsdaycare
I always call mine a "Welcome Packet". Have...

I always call mine a "Welcome Packet".

Have called it an enrollment packet as well.

If the parent has a sense of humor I'll hand it over and tell them "Here's the big folder of stuff you'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,853
Posted By kimsdaycare
I definitely see your point here regarding some...

I definitely see your point here regarding some types of clothing and culture, and not trying to offend at all:) I agree that the child is being dressed in a manner consistent with what the parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,853
Posted By kimsdaycare
Pretty sad that parents desire for having the...

Pretty sad that parents desire for having the most fashionable kid in daycare ends up like this :(

Warn them to provide suitable playclothes of their choice.....

or ignore you and have little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,620
Posted By kimsdaycare
I totally agree with you! Slimy. Slimy. Slimy. ...

I totally agree with you! Slimy. Slimy. Slimy. I don't know how they keep selling these things. Ew!

I always use Aldi's brand and actually prefer them over Huggies (my 2nd choice). Never had a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,865
Posted By kimsdaycare
Yes, that's my changing table. It's a recessed...

Yes, that's my changing table. It's a recessed one from Koala. DH was kind enough to let me cut a hole in the wall for a pretty poop station lol!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,700
Posted By kimsdaycare
She's leaving the state? Is she staying with the...

She's leaving the state? Is she staying with the same employer or leaving them as well? You sure her important meeting wasn't more of a Bon Voyage celebration at work??

I'm only half kidding.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,865
Posted By kimsdaycare
I saw picture of that one with the fabric bins...

I saw picture of that one with the fabric bins mounted vertically as well. I think the baskets can fit both ways on the pegs. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,262
Posted By kimsdaycare
Same here. All sleeping still, except my dog...

Same here. All sleeping still, except my dog slept through it too.

My 15 Yr old DD ran in here with a crushed up banana facial mask on.

I took one look at her and almost forgot about the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,865
Posted By kimsdaycare
Well phooey! Trying to find one now too, I love...

Well phooey! Trying to find one now too, I love a challenge.

Linking to a couple of other ideas for ya;)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,865
Posted By kimsdaycare
I had this one from my pre daycare days, I think...

I had this one from my pre daycare days, I think I got it from a catalog at the time (for cheap!). I see similar things though in a lot of stores like Hobby Lobby or Target. Usually in with office...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,865
Posted By kimsdaycare
I use a letter sorter hung on the wall. It has...

I use a letter sorter hung on the wall. It has three bins and I can use each bin for two children if needed. The bins hold 5-6 diapers in two rows perfectly. I refill from their supplies that are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,435
Posted By kimsdaycare
Look up Molluscum Contagiosum and see if it fits....

Look up Molluscum Contagiosum and see if it fits. In 12 yrs of dc I had never seen it before and I've now had 3 in the last two years. Two of which had it before coming here so picked it up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,588
Posted By kimsdaycare
I use Corelle and child-size stainless silverware...

I use Corelle and child-size stainless silverware for daycare. When I got them my poor DH was soooo sick of me showing him my cute little divided plates and mini bowls. I love that they don't blow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,613
Posted By kimsdaycare
I'd have to ask them about the "hate" comments. ...

I'd have to ask them about the "hate" comments. I wouldn't be able to continue care on a daily basis with those words hanging around in my head.

That is a horrifying way to describe your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 23,857
Posted By kimsdaycare
I've had both the free standing classroom mirrors...

I've had both the free standing classroom mirrors and an inexpensive (under $15) wall mirrors similar to Blackcats, but rounded top and bottom with a brasslike plastic edging.

The classroom one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,805
Posted By kimsdaycare
Wasn't gonna touch this. Can't help myself. ...

Wasn't gonna touch this. Can't help myself.

1) You dislike the 9 hour rule. OK, so you need longer hours. A center will and can accomodate this - for a higher tuition cost. This provider...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,435
Posted By kimsdaycare
I have the gutter shelves too and absolutely love...

I have the gutter shelves too and absolutely love them. I usually keep board books low, paperback or hardcover on the middle shelf and use the top shelf for little jars of art supplies etc. or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,735
Posted By kimsdaycare
I have a recessed wall mounted one in my daycare...

I have a recessed wall mounted one in my daycare bathroom. Saves a ton of space, I love it! I use a hanging mail sorter to hold the diapers for each child.

This is the table I have:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,010
Posted By kimsdaycare
One more page link...just because it has a great...

One more page link...just because it has a great pic of kids actually riding those trucks. I remember them from my childhood as well. Memories:)

Your rocking boat is on there too!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,010
Posted By kimsdaycare
I love Community Playthings, I've got a whole...

I love Community Playthings, I've got a whole bunch of stuff I've been lusting after from there.

Especially this http://www.communityplaythings.com/products/lockers/index.html

They are so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,010
Posted By kimsdaycare
Don't know if this company goes back that far,...

Don't know if this company goes back that far, but they have lots of great wooden stuff, and their logo looks kind of like what you are describing.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,950
Posted By kimsdaycare
Omg that link is funny and so true. I just sent...

Omg that link is funny and so true. I just sent the parents home today with their monthly reminder that the moon is out, better not hit that family restaurant. Even my dog goes nutty on me this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,950
Posted By kimsdaycare
This is part of the reason I asked the question. ...

This is part of the reason I asked the question. I'm not new here, yet have very few posts. Why? I honestly sometimes fear posting here because of how some threads turn out, especially when an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,950
Posted By kimsdaycare
Unregistered Question

Maybe I've missed it, but I was wondering why people are allowed to post as unregistered on here? I know it's nice to have the anonymous option for long time members when posting about touchy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,354
Posted By kimsdaycare
How many other families are signed up? Would it...

How many other families are signed up? Would it be a big deal to tell everyone you have a conflict and must cancel this one? You can then reschedule it for the following week, posting the new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,871
Posted By kimsdaycare
I still had my very 1st dcg until last year, she...

I still had my very 1st dcg until last year, she was a baby when she started and just turned 13! Nearly all of my first group are now teens and have reconnected on facebook lol.

Typically I get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,998
Posted By kimsdaycare
Honestly, I wouldn't term with 2 weeks left of...

Honestly, I wouldn't term with 2 weeks left of school. Knowing me, I wouldn't term even if were longer off. I would address the manipulation though. She is avoiding you on Fridays so that she can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,926
Posted By kimsdaycare
I absolutely love what I do! I had a wonderful...

I absolutely love what I do! I had a wonderful career that I loved before daycare and took a leave of absence when I lost my provider due to a temporary relocation for her husband. My co-workers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 155,918
Posted By kimsdaycare
I've been a provider for over 12 years and have...

I've been a provider for over 12 years and have only had one child whose parent requested no naps so their 4 yo child would sleep at night. Which I accomodated. Then the child bragged before and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,719
Posted By kimsdaycare
What I would want to say is this: I have no...

What I would want to say is this:

I have no doubt that yes, you've toured several daycares during open hours, so many that you cannot remember that one of them was mine, and the reason I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,229
Posted By kimsdaycare
That was me, I was wondering how you made out! I...

That was me, I was wondering how you made out! I was about to recommend them again because I love mine so much:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,150
Posted By kimsdaycare
If his kids aren't supposed to know you do...

If his kids aren't supposed to know you do daycare, then I don't think you should theme it either. A nice color palette can be child-friendly without the need for character decorations and suit the...
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