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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By Lovisa
My clients pay a 50% holding fee for a full time...

My clients pay a 50% holding fee for a full time tuition rate regardless of them eventually getting a part time spot. I figure, I am holding a spot for them that would potentially be a full time spot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Posted By Lovisa
I would worry about black widows here, especially...

I would worry about black widows here, especially in a shed. We get a lot of them around in dark places. :/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Posted By Lovisa
I wore my daughter a LOT when she was little. ...

I wore my daughter a LOT when she was little. Had several different carriers. I have a friend who wore her twins. Maybe I'll contact her. 3 babies though? I don't think I can do that lol

...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Posted By Lovisa
Thanks everyone! So, I will definitely eat my...

Thanks everyone! So, I will definitely eat my Wheaties lol and just try to be organized! I guess my biggest concern is how I will manage to get the older kiddos outside enough every day since that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Posted By Lovisa
Thanks! For some reason, when I'm on my phone...

Thanks! For some reason, when I'm on my phone and not on my PC, I cannot do a search for previous topics. It won't even let me type a word to search for. Frustrating!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Posted By Lovisa
The twins will be between 2 and 3 months. I will...

The twins will be between 2 and 3 months. I will also have a 11 month old and two 3 year olds lol.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Posted By Lovisa
Tips on Caring for Twins?!

Any tips on caring for twins? I'm thinking about 11 months ahead on this one but I'd love to hear from other providers how things went and any awesome tips that will make the transition easier,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By Lovisa
How to Handle Tuition Price Changes

So, I recently changed my prices. I now charge 25 bucks more per week for both part time and full time. I did NOT up the prices on current parents, but anyone new coming in gets charged my new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 730
Posted By Lovisa
Why Do Parents Get So Irritated At This?!

Seriously. Why do SO many parents balk at having a weekly tuition, whether their child attends care or not??? I offer 2 rates. Part time and full time. These tuitions guarantee your spot in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By Lovisa
I googled for a solid 30 minutes today with no...

I googled for a solid 30 minutes today with no luck lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By Lovisa
That gate latch might actually work! Let me show...

That gate latch might actually work! Let me show hubby. You may have just saved my sanity lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By Lovisa
Thanks for the replies! None of those are...

Thanks for the replies!

None of those are what I was referring to. It almost looked like a box outlet cover that attached to the wall, then the long piece attached to the back of the door, then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By Lovisa
Door stopper?

Ok, so back in the day with my own kids, I used to have these plastic and rubber, wall mounted door stoppers. It would not only keep the door from slamming into the wall behind the door, but I could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,846
Posted By Lovisa
This may seem like a simple, or stupid...

This may seem like a simple, or stupid question......but what if the child has significant issues and you are just plain scared of caring for them? Do you HAVE to care for a child even if it makes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 822
Posted By Lovisa
I read to my kiddos, we do crafts a few times a...

I read to my kiddos, we do crafts a few times a week, but a MAJORITY of the days are spent doing free play. We go outside a lot too and have fun getting dirty! All parents are different with what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By Lovisa
I have memory foam nap mats with an attached...

I have memory foam nap mats with an attached blanket and pillow that I love. They roll up and don't take up much space at all when not in use. I throw them in the washer once a week!
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-05-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Lovisa
I charge by the week. Either full time or part...

I charge by the week. Either full time or part time status. Tuition amount doesn't change based on attendance since the amount secures the child's spot in my daycare. The ONLY time I adjust the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By Lovisa
I live in Ca and have never heard of the Mandated...

I live in Ca and have never heard of the Mandated Reporter training. Is that a new thing? I've been licensed for several years and no one (including licensing when they show up for random visits)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By Lovisa
Hours are Monday-Friday 5:15am to 5pm (once my...

Hours are Monday-Friday 5:15am to 5pm (once my current early arrivers are gone, I won't be open till 7am).

Breakfast 7-7:30am
outside and snack from 9-10:30
Lunch 11:30
Nap from 12-2
Snack 2pm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By Lovisa
I do this, exactly :)

I do this, exactly :)
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-18-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By Lovisa
That is so awesome!:D

That is so awesome!:D
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-17-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By Lovisa
Hi there, one more question if I could, Tom. :) ...

Hi there, one more question if I could, Tom. :)

How does it work if we financed the HVAC and didn't just pay cash for it? If we are paying say $200 a month for a set number of years on it through...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,438
Posted By Lovisa
Will do!

Will do!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,438
Posted By Lovisa
For me, I paid for the software. I've never been...

For me, I paid for the software. I've never been a part of the food program. I have tried to switch over to KK several times, thinking MAYBE it will have improved, but I'm always disappointed. ugh....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,438
Posted By Lovisa
I'm still currently using MMK. I am not on the...

I'm still currently using MMK. I am not on the food program though so only use it for accounting purposes. I'm using it till they kick me off lol
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-04-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By Lovisa
That is FANTASTIC! Thank you for the help!

That is FANTASTIC! Thank you for the help!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-03-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By Lovisa
New HVAC

I've read through many of Tom's articles and can't make heads or tails of how I go about depreciating the new HVAC I am having put on my house next week. Do I depreciate it over the 39 years or do I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By Lovisa
We don't get any snow here, but we do get a lot...

We don't get any snow here, but we do get a lot of rain, which means a LOT of mud in the back yard. We stay in when it is super wet outside because trying to clean 5 muddy babies/toddlers a few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,200
Posted By Lovisa
Semi dark room, each have their own nap mats, and...

Semi dark room, each have their own nap mats, and a fan for white noise. I have a cat that is very old and meows a lot so white noise is a MUST lol:p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,832
Posted By Lovisa
I emailed Tom directly and asked him.

I emailed Tom directly and asked him.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,832
Posted By Lovisa
I'm still using MMK. And won't be switching over...

I'm still using MMK. And won't be switching over till they force me! I was told that since I'm not on any food program, and only use MMK for the money and attendance parts of it, that it will still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,679
Posted By Lovisa
My own daughter (who is much older now) had to...

My own daughter (who is much older now) had to use a pull up for naps and night time until she was almost 6. She was a super deep sleeper and would NOT wake up to pee. Leaving her to soil her bed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 671
Posted By Lovisa
On weekends, when my husband is home so they can...

On weekends, when my husband is home so they can meet him too. I also feel more comfortable with him around. I don't like bringing strangers around the kiddos if I can help it so doing it during...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By Lovisa
This helps, thanks! I just feel like my...

This helps, thanks!

I just feel like my kiddos get SO much free play time because its hard to keep their attention on anything for too long. I'll keep trying! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By Lovisa
I REALLY Need More Structure

What does a day look like for you guys? Naps, meals and outside time is pretty much at the same time every day. I need structure though with the rest of the day! My age group is a 1 year old, two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By Lovisa
Kicking and Hitting and Screaming OH MY!

These almost 2 year old fits are stressing me out! One thing goes wrong and they hit the floor, scream, hit and kick. 2 kiddos from 2 different families. And it is driving me bonkers that I can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,568
Posted By Lovisa
I knew I posted here for a reason lol. Why the...

I knew I posted here for a reason lol. Why the HECK did I not think of that?!:lol:

I *think* I may have figured out the TSP too. Still don't know why it has to be so complicated.....ugh.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,568
Posted By Lovisa
I had no idea if this was the right thread to...

I had no idea if this was the right thread to post this question on. Feel free to move if necessary :)

I finally moved over to KK from MMK. I have had to submit 2 tickets, and neither time were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By Lovisa
My own kids are older and self sufficient so I...

My own kids are older and self sufficient so I remain open when they are sick and just isolate them. If they are TOO sick to take care of themselves for the most part, I will close. That has never...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-16-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,518
Posted By Lovisa
Are you on the food program? I'm thinking that...

Are you on the food program? I'm thinking that is what she meant. Milk is required when you do the food program in Ca.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By Lovisa
this.

this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2017, 05:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,419
Posted By Lovisa
I prefer checks! Mobile depositing checks is...

I prefer checks! Mobile depositing checks is super easy and I can literally do it within 5 minutes of them handing me the check, and it takes like 30 seconds to do.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-27-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,427
Posted By Lovisa
Many times, my kiddos are picked up from outside...

Many times, my kiddos are picked up from outside in the afternoon. They go home with dirt on their clothes, sometimes sand in their hair, and I'm SURE dirt or whatever in their diaper on occasion...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,179
Posted By Lovisa
I love the invoice option, but mostly I love the...

I love the invoice option, but mostly I love the ease of it. It isn't complicated at all. Makes taxes super easy to do ourselves. And in comparing it to KK, I honestly don't understand how anyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,179
Posted By Lovisa
TOTALLY AGREE!!!!likethis Also wanted to...

TOTALLY AGREE!!!!likethis

Also wanted to mention that I was locked out of MMK once I set up my KK account, but I was able to go onto the KK website and deactivate my account and MMK was available...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,145
Posted By Lovisa
I have a 14 month old. He gets dropped off at...

I have a 14 month old. He gets dropped off at 5:30am so he is up early. Morning nap from 8-9:30 (I wake him at 9:30 ALWAYS). Lunch is at 11:15. Then he naps with the rest of the kiddos from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,393
Posted By Lovisa
I make sure the house is totally ready for the...

I make sure the house is totally ready for the next day the night before so that I can have my 30 minutes in the morning to get properly caffeinated and have nothing else to do lol

Up at 5am. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,179
Posted By Lovisa
For me, the bugs are annoying, but because I'm...

For me, the bugs are annoying, but because I'm not on the food program, KK just makes things take WAY longer than it needs to be! With MMK, I could just type in QUICKLY what times the kids were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,260
Posted By Lovisa
I understand being a little more cautious with it...

I understand being a little more cautious with it being a dad rather than a mom contacting you (fair or not, I do the same thing). It has happened a few times for me and only one of them ended up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2017, 05:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By Lovisa
I use these! Easily washable and the kids love...

I use these! Easily washable and the kids love them!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,179
Posted By Lovisa
Ok so I finally went and checked out KK and had...

Ok so I finally went and checked out KK and had everything migrated over. Seems to have everything. My problem is that I don't use the food program so I don't have to have a menu. In order for me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By Lovisa
I'm in Ca too. These storms have been crazy! We...

I'm in Ca too. These storms have been crazy! We were without power for 6 hours one day last week. I was still able to feed them, give them drinks, they played and napped like normal and it wasn't...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-20-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,597
Posted By Lovisa
No meal planning here at all!

No meal planning here at all!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,937
Posted By Lovisa
Quick question....Will MMK no longer be there AT...

Quick question....Will MMK no longer be there AT ALL once fall comes around, or will only those on the food program have to migrate over? I am not on the food program but I do use MMK for all of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By Lovisa
Definitely depends on the child. I have a 2 year...

Definitely depends on the child. I have a 2 year old who sleeps fine on a nap mat, and another 2 year old who is still in a PNP. He takes a long time to fall asleep, and I have a feeling he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,125
Posted By Lovisa
That mom needs to mind her own business! Others...

That mom needs to mind her own business! Others are right, coats/snow suits, etc are NOT to be worn in car seats at all. And walking from a car tot he house is no big deal at all and takes what, 30...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,046
Posted By Lovisa
I am in Ca. I asked my analyst and she said it...

I am in Ca. I asked my analyst and she said it was fine as long as daycare kiddos didn't use it (my own kids want one).
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-09-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,476
Posted By Lovisa
This.

This.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,875
Posted By Lovisa
I have abc stickers going along the top of one...

I have abc stickers going along the top of one wall. I use another wall to display some of the kids' crafts (I switch them out as we do different ones). I have my bulletin board with my license and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,102
Posted By Lovisa
Most of my families are not "friends" of mine. ...

Most of my families are not "friends" of mine. One of my parents is a very, very good friend though and she is seriously my best client. She and I both understand that our friendship is separate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By Lovisa
We need the following: LIC 9150 LIC282 ...

We need the following:

LIC 9150
LIC282
LIC 627
LIC 9166 (if necessary)
LIC 700
LIC 995a
LIC 995e
LIC 9212
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,227
Posted By Lovisa
Check or cash only.

Check or cash only.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,078
Posted By Lovisa
I do most of my book work and paying bills early...

I do most of my book work and paying bills early in the morning after kiddos get here because they go back to sleep upon arrival (it's really early). Deep cleaning and laundry is done on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,299
Posted By Lovisa
Kids all nap here at the same time. Period. ...

Kids all nap here at the same time. Period. That is my ONLY break of the day and ain't no way anybody gonna mess with that lol. Plus, these kids play HARD and need their sleep!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,568
Posted By Lovisa
Perfect, thank you!

Perfect, thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,568
Posted By Lovisa
Ok, so does that email mean that those of use who...

Ok, so does that email mean that those of use who ONLY use MMK for accounting stuff, and aren't on the food program, can continue to use it? I got an email the other day telling me it was time to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,521
Posted By Lovisa
Only after hours or on weekends here. My day is...

Only after hours or on weekends here. My day is WAY too crazy to try and have a conversation, explain everything and answer any questions while all the kiddos are running around being loud, needing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,568
Posted By Lovisa
Me! I use MMK for record keeping, but have...

Me! I use MMK for record keeping, but have always gotten paid in person (cash or check only). I also was notified about kidkare recently.

I love MMK and am totally bummed. I'm worried about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By Lovisa
I SWEAR by loud box fans in every room that...

I SWEAR by loud box fans in every room that kiddos nap. They are less than 20 bucks and give the best white noise. I have 4 dck's mostly in separate rooms for napping, and they never get woken up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2016, 06:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 963
Posted By Lovisa
I have one kiddo who gets picked up during nap...

I have one kiddo who gets picked up during nap time (after he has been sleeping for about an hour). I don't want other kids waking up, but for moms schedule, waiting to pick him up doesn't work. We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2016, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By Lovisa
I have several loud toddlers a who only take one...

I have several loud toddlers a who only take one nap a day and one infant who naps through out the day while they play. I'm all about white noise! The cheap box fans are the best for white noise...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By Lovisa
My analyst brought a portable printer with her...

My analyst brought a portable printer with her and after the inspection (which was only about 20 minutes if that), she printed my license out for me on the spot! I was allowed to have kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,305
Posted By Lovisa
Man, that just seems like WAY too much. I...

Man, that just seems like WAY too much. I understand being apprehensive about your kiddo starting daycare for the first time. But at some point, she either trusts you or she doesn't. I wouldn't be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,586
Posted By Lovisa
No issues with wrestling and play fighting here...

No issues with wrestling and play fighting here with the 5 boys I have.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2016, 05:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,586
Posted By Lovisa
I only have boys. And since doing daycare for...

I only have boys. And since doing daycare for the last few years, I have literally only had one girl. Honestly, I've never even thought about the girl/boy ratio or it being difficult to find...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-07-2016, 06:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,597
Posted By Lovisa
No planning here. I just make sure to always...

No planning here. I just make sure to always have a variety of food in the house and I figure it out every day! No biggie :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By Lovisa
I have a 8 month old, two almost 2 year olds and...

I have a 8 month old, two almost 2 year olds and a 4 year old. They start getting here at like 5:30am and leave at different times starting at 3:45pm. Here is my schedule.

Breakfast: 7:30am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By Lovisa
I'm Going to Assume......

that your kid coming home at the end of the day with his beautiful, crisp white tshirt he got dropped off in, now being many shades darker, is completely ok lol. Seriously, we play outside for HOURS...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,157
Posted By Lovisa
I change a bm immediately, obviously. Otherwise,...

I change a bm immediately, obviously. Otherwise, I check after about 2 hours and if it needs to be changed, I change it. If there is hardly anything, I wait. It usually ends up being a mid morning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By Lovisa
I already wake up early for kids to start...

I already wake up early for kids to start arriving at 5:20am, so getting up earlier for me is a definite no go lol. I LOVE sleep!

All kiddos are gone by 4:30pm or so, and I spend a solid 30-60...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-08-2016, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,052
Posted By Lovisa
Many kids in kinder have never been to school...

Many kids in kinder have never been to school before, so things are crazy until they all learn the routine. Teacher needs time to get to know his/her new kiddos and get a routine down too. If this...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-27-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,316
Posted By Lovisa
That worked! Thank you!:)

That worked! Thank you!:)
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-27-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,316
Posted By Lovisa
Ok a few of them aren't showing up the links for...

Ok a few of them aren't showing up the links for joining but a few are (I just looked again). Perhaps there is just something going on with it.....
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-27-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,316
Posted By Lovisa
That is where I was. This is literally the ONLY...

That is where I was. This is literally the ONLY group that doesn't have the "join this group" link. All the others have the join option.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-27-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,316
Posted By Lovisa
I tried to join the decor group and there isn't...

I tried to join the decor group and there isn't an option for me. When I go into ALL of the other groups, the link to "join group" is there, but not for the decor one. I am so confused lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 02:23 PM
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Views: 1,035
Posted By Lovisa
Update!

Thanks everyone for your input!

I went ahead and emailed my analyst just to be sure. She got back to me today and said it is perfectly fine as long as my kids friends can go home on their own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By Lovisa
My Kids Friends Coming Over During Business Hours

I'm sure this has been discussed but I couldn't find anything (although my search skills ARE lacking lol). My kids (my OWN kids, not daycare kiddos) are home for summer vacation. We live in the kind...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By Lovisa
I called licensing and they sent me a huge stack...

I called licensing and they sent me a huge stack of the blue immunization cards. Once a family enrolls, I request their shot records, record them onto the blue card, and give back their shot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2016, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By Lovisa
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,737
Posted By Lovisa
I updated earlier but you may not have seen it. ...

I updated earlier but you may not have seen it. She told me (after I posted the original post) that even if I don't have kids, IF it is during business hours, she can inspect the home.

I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,737
Posted By Lovisa
Fantastic idea!likethis

Fantastic idea!likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,737
Posted By Lovisa
I couldn't find anything in the regs about visits...

I couldn't find anything in the regs about visits while no children are present aside from:

(5) An unannounced site visit shall adhere to both of the following conditions:

(A) Visits shall...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,737
Posted By Lovisa
Update! I spoke with my analyst. She was...

Update!

I spoke with my analyst. She was appreciative that I told her when my upcoming vacation was, but said that I don't need to let her know when I have a day or two a week without kiddos here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,737
Posted By Lovisa
My analyst has never given me her email but that...

My analyst has never given me her email but that is a good idea. If notifying her is required, email would be much easier than having to call :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,737
Posted By Lovisa
I didn't know this. I wonder why my analyst...

I didn't know this. I wonder why my analyst never informed me of this rule? Also, during the summers, my days off change weekly depending on a few parents schedules. Surely, my analyst would get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,737
Posted By Lovisa
Thanks for the reply! I am curious why...

Thanks for the reply!

I am curious why this is? Is it like this everywhere? (I'm in Ca by the way) I would assume that no children present means I can do whatever I want in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,737
Posted By Lovisa
Licensing visit when children are NOT present???

Just curious how a licensing surprise visit would go if they showed up on a day where you aren't actually working. For example, this summer is going to be VERY light for me (a lot of school district...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,411
Posted By Lovisa
It does help, thanks! The way my house is...

It does help, thanks!

The way my house is set up, there is no way to separate age groups. It just isn't possible (I wish it was). I have infants, young toddlers and older toddlers. We do get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,515
Posted By Lovisa
Will look into this! Thanks!likethis

Will look into this! Thanks!likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,411
Posted By Lovisa
I have been wondering this EXACT same thing...

I have been wondering this EXACT same thing lately! I have a 22 month old who is doing some very frustrating things lately (spitting everywhere, hitting toys against the windows, running through the...
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