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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,949
Posted By Meeko
Daycare providers that are FORCED to close by...

Daycare providers that are FORCED to close by licensing ARE included in the relief package and are able to claim unemployment......as long as you can prove income and loss of it. So a tax return and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 750
Posted By Meeko
Some years ago, I had a school age child (been so...

Some years ago, I had a school age child (been so long I don't even remember if it was a boy or girl!) and per mother's request, I would ask if the child had any homework and then sit the child to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 614
Posted By Meeko
At the moment, Utah is not closing daycares down...

At the moment, Utah is not closing daycares down as first responders need care for their children. We have also been told that if we end up over ratio due to school kids being with us all day, that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By Meeko
I use mesh laundry bags and run anything I can...

I use mesh laundry bags and run anything I can through my dishwasher on the hot cycle with bleach. Lego etc. For the rest of the house, I have a mix of Odaban, Pinesol, 409 etc. And good ol'...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By Meeko
States all seem to be different. Utah pays in...

States all seem to be different.
Utah pays in advance for the month. Parents have to make up any difference between what the state pays and what we charge.
The child must be here at least 8 hours...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,189
Posted By Meeko
We don't work for the parents. We are...

We don't work for the parents. We are self-employed and we do what works best for our GROUP of children. We also follow state regulations, which include nap time.

Any parent who expects their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By Meeko
If we are forced to close, I will still expect...

If we are forced to close, I will still expect payment if my clients want a daycare spot held open. I am one of their bills, just like their utility bills and their credit cards. Those will still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By Meeko
I've used venmo for several years now. Love it.

I've used venmo for several years now. Love it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Meeko
Sounds like you're handling it...although I know...

Sounds like you're handling it...although I know it's frustrating.
I have a five year old who is the whiney, manipulation king.

Mom and Dad are not together. He plays back and forth to the point...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Meeko
That's why I love Venmo. Once had a dad send me...

That's why I love Venmo. Once had a dad send me money while he was sitting on a beach in Tahiti.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 962
Posted By Meeko
May I ask why you accepted the child into care...

May I ask why you accepted the child into care when you have a 48 hour policy?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By Meeko
As Mad as I Could Possibly Be...

On Friday, I leave for England. I have not been home for 34 very long years. I have not seen my only brother for 34 years.

All my daycare parents know this. they also know my sick policy.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 685
Posted By Meeko
We have Polar Express Day. They all wear their...

We have Polar Express Day. They all wear their pj's. We play Christmas music and make apple bread to take home for their families (makes the house smell amazing!). We read the book (my son bought...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,144
Posted By Meeko
Just How Un-Involved Are Parents.....?

I have always done a mini activities program during the school year with my 3-4 year olds. From about 9-11 am.

This year, I haven't done it as the eligible kids are arriving at more spread out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,329
Posted By Meeko
To way too many... Kids = Facebook props.......

To way too many...

Kids = Facebook props....

I recently had a mom post a cute photo of her and her three kids on the couch. She had her laptop on her lap. She made a post about "how hard it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 995
Posted By Meeko
Why discount? I give parents the option to...

Why discount?

I give parents the option to pay weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.

They get to choose what payment schedule works best for them, but they don't get to keep some of my hard earned...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By Meeko
It's against regs here in Utah too.

It's against regs here in Utah too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,196
Posted By Meeko
"100% potty trained at home" means the child gets...

"100% potty trained at home" means the child gets reminded all day long...goes....and there are therefore no wet pants.

But the child isn't potty trained. The child is taking no responsibility at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,014
Posted By Meeko
"I don't like it here" ""I love it here!" ...

"I don't like it here"

""I love it here!" Then ignore. It's a power play and like Nanny D said...it's between him and his parents.

Not the provider's job to somehow make him like it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By Meeko
I actually have the opposite! Kids that need...

I actually have the opposite! Kids that need diapered wearing jeans that look sprayed on that I have to fight to get on and off. I guess 'skinny" jeans means three sizes too small to some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By Meeko
At this point, I would probably part ways. ...

At this point, I would probably part ways.

However, I have found that pure logic sometimes works with parents who demand special attention for them or their child.

When they ask/demand/behave...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By Meeko
I tell the child "That doesn't work here" and...

I tell the child "That doesn't work here" and then ignore them or remove them from the area if it is in the best interests of the other kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By Meeko
My thoughts exactly!

My thoughts exactly!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By Meeko
Show and Shiv??

Yes...the two year old's mother thought this was a good idea for her son's show and tell. He had it in his pocket:eek::eek::eek:
I called her to remind her of our no weapons policy. Her excuse was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By Meeko
I have a sign in/out folder in my entry. But at...

I have a sign in/out folder in my entry. But at 6PM, the second I close, it is replaced with a bright red folder and a late sign out sheet. Top of the sheet explains in bold letters, that the late...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,196
Posted By Meeko
If a provider (or parent) is constantly having to...

If a provider (or parent) is constantly having to TELL a child to go pee...they are not potty trained. You may not have accidents on the floor, but you are training the child that is the adult's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By Meeko
I once had a little girl who was a complete angel...

I once had a little girl who was a complete angel (she's 17 now and we are still in touch). She was as good as gold, obedient and sweet......

......until the day she spilled a drink.

She was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By Meeko
I hate to think what carseats look like under a...

I hate to think what carseats look like under a microscope. I've seen some really, really, really scary ones. I won't have them in my house.

Too bulky to store. To disgustingly filthy to be in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,038
Posted By Meeko
Or both!! Rainbow Poo and Puke...

Or both!!

Rainbow Poo and Puke Day.....yep..that'll do it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,038
Posted By Meeko
The day after Halloween should be officially...

The day after Halloween should be officially called
"Pink Puke Day"....just saying....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By Meeko
Most doctors will prescribe something that...

Most doctors will prescribe something that doesn't need 4 x day if the parents asks. Most antibiotics can be given morning and night by the parents, thus eliminating the provider from having to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,111
Posted By Meeko
"Nothing to do with behavior....I'm...

"Nothing to do with behavior....I'm downsizing...I pulled straws...you're it.....bye!! ;);)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Meeko
I gave birth to mine....:D

I gave birth to mine....:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Meeko
I gave birth to mine.....:lol:

I gave birth to mine.....:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By Meeko
My little neighborhood grocery store!

My little neighborhood grocery store!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By Meeko
Couldn't Resist..

This is going up in the daycare entry when I decorate for Halloween this weekend :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By Meeko
Some of my DCM's think THEY need at least two...

Some of my DCM's think THEY need at least two days a week "me time".

I wonder what they would think if I told them I needed that too.......:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By Meeko
I tell parents at interview that late pick up is...

I tell parents at interview that late pick up is a major sin as far as I'm concerned.

My daughter's senior year, she was asked to sing the National Anthem at the Homecoming game.

I told all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By Meeko
Late pick up fees are due...in cash...before drop...

Late pick up fees are due...in cash...before drop off the next morning.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By Meeko
First and foremost...you are NOT their employee. ...

First and foremost...you are NOT their employee.

I spent waaay too much time as a "newbie", trying to change and bend and please my clients.

Life got so much better when I learned that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,111
Posted By Meeko
Amen!

Amen!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,839
Posted By Meeko
I post mine on my web site and happily give them...

I post mine on my web site and happily give them over the phone.

I know I would hate it if I saw a car I liked in a car lot and when I called to ask the price, was told "Ah! Come in and talk to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,012
Posted By Meeko
Don't feel guilty. There will always be...

Don't feel guilty.

There will always be parents who somehow feel you should be available 24/7 year round. I've had people cuss me out on the phone when they ask about weekends and I tell them I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,424
Posted By Meeko
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,424
Posted By Meeko
I'm HUGE on manners! "Please", "thank you"...

I'm HUGE on manners!

"Please", "thank you" and "may I?" are strictly enforced.

Table manners are taught from the time they can sit to the table. No yelling at the table, chew with mouths...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,030
Posted By Meeko
So far, I haven't had any problem at all filling...

So far, I haven't had any problem at all filling spots, despite plenty of the free pre-k programs popping up.

During interviews, I have always stressed the "home" part of my business. I want the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Meeko
I have in my policies that we close if we have no...

I have in my policies that we close if we have no power/water etc. I also include a part that says we have the right to close if we feel the weather/situation is not a safe one.

Without it....I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,161
Posted By Meeko
I offer food. They can take or leave it. Done.

I offer food. They can take or leave it. Done.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By Meeko
Google. If someone types in "daycare in...

Google.

If someone types in "daycare in (this town)"...I am the first thing that pops up with a link to my website.

I ask everyone who calls how they found me. The answer is nearly always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By Meeko
I send a Venmo charge to all my clients on...

I send a Venmo charge to all my clients on Thursday. They must pay before 3PM to ensure it goes into my bank on Friday. Anyone who doesn't pay with Venmo, must pay in cash no later than pick-up on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By Meeko
"If they have outgrown nap, they have outgrown my...

"If they have outgrown nap, they have outgrown my daycare. Is this your two weeks notice?"

*Backtrack...backtrack...backtrack....*:lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Meeko
I am a Utah provider. Our background checks are...

I am a Utah provider. Our background checks are run DAILY by computer by the state as we are fingerprinted and FBI checked. Any records change is picked up immediately.

I am not sure how on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,308
Posted By Meeko
Checking up on parents is something I always do...

Checking up on parents is something I always do now.

I found out about the drug traffickers (see above post) that way. I found out one of the DCD's that used to come and hang out was a registered...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,308
Posted By Meeko
I do the same. I once checked out the FB page...

I do the same.
I once checked out the FB page of a parent who seemed nice on the phone. Her FB was full of obscene language and memes, video of her laughing as her son threw up in the bathroom and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,400
Posted By Meeko
Did you terminate care for the mom?

Did you terminate care for the mom?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,118
Posted By Meeko
He is not your client..the mother is. I...

He is not your client..the mother is.

I give reports and photos to clients only.

He is absolutely entitled to see them...and he can get them from the mother. If she is difficult about it, he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,150
Posted By Meeko
Grits. Kinda like wallpaper paste...but less...

Grits. Kinda like wallpaper paste...but less flavorful.....
:lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By Meeko
I once heard the ridiculous idea of "putting...

I once heard the ridiculous idea of "putting something important in the back seat, so you won't forget."

You know...because a baby isn't important enough.....:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By Meeko
Get a Facebook page. Ask friends to share...

Get a Facebook page. Ask friends to share it/like it.

Print business cards (Vistaprint is cheap) and leave them in supermarkets, laundramats, restaurants etc. Anywhere you can think of.

Ask...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By Meeko
I go over this at interview. NO. We want...

I go over this at interview.
NO.

We want to be able to build a relationship with the child. We want them to come to us for comfort, questions etc. That will not happen while Mom is there. Mom...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-17-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,435
Posted By Meeko
Is she licensed? Dogs are allowed here in...

Is she licensed?

Dogs are allowed here in Utah and my own is a huge part of my daycare. Loved by the kids, the parents...and by licensing.

However, there is a list of dog breeds that are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By Meeko
Put bubbles in their mouths??

Put bubbles in their mouths??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By Meeko
Many parents need it spelled out. I would...

Many parents need it spelled out.

I would give out a letter explaining that 5:30 close means everyone is GONE when the clock hits 5:30...not just arriving to get their child and spending another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 64,950
Posted By Meeko
Why..thank you! *bows deeply* :lol::lol::lol:

Why..thank you! *bows deeply* :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 64,950
Posted By Meeko
This post is ancient, but I have read over it a...

This post is ancient, but I have read over it a few times. The title makes me roll my eyes.

There are really only two types of daycare. Licensed/registered or legally unlicensed.

Everything...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By Meeko
If you ever get written up on something you...

If you ever get written up on something you disagree with...FIGHT.

I've been a provider for almost 35 years now. I always prided myself on perfect inspections every time.

About 15 years ago, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,029
Posted By Meeko
Crazy Call Day

Calls for daycare always pick up at this time of year. Some just leave me shaking my head.....

"What's your address? I'm coming over now to take a look"
(Uh...no...you're not!)

"If we decide...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By Meeko
I don't do anything other than "neutral". I may...

I don't do anything other than "neutral". I may bake cookies or something with the kids and they can share with whomever they please.

But I got tired of requests for TWO or MORE...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By Meeko
This exactly.

This exactly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,149
Posted By Meeko
I have had similar requests. The answer is...

I have had similar requests.

The answer is always the same. The law states a parent must have access to THEIR child. They have no right to access of other people's children. I tell them that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By Meeko
I have two boys that think that yelling is normal...

I have two boys that think that yelling is normal talking. But both of them come from families where they are the youngest of 4-6 kids and live in loud, constant chaos.. I think they have just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By Meeko
Hold her hand and insist Mommy take her from you...

Hold her hand and insist Mommy take her from you and holds tight too. Sounds like Mommy needs to be taught good manners too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,255
Posted By Meeko
I also get the "she/he insisted" excuse too. ...

I also get the "she/he insisted" excuse too. Kids who "insist" on the chocolate cup cake in the car and come in COVERED in it....etc etc. Don't ya just love a two year old who "insists" and puts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,434
Posted By Meeko
The cab thing is terrifying! They want you to...

The cab thing is terrifying! They want you to hand over their small child to a complete stranger and just wave goodbye?....on a regular basis??????
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By Meeko
This...a thousand times over. The parents have...

This...a thousand times over. The parents have just made excuses. Make them deal with it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By Meeko
You are required to OFFER snack. You offered...

You are required to OFFER snack.
You offered it. In a designated chair.
He refused.
Done.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,001
Posted By Meeko
Every child and every parent gives Gus a...

Every child and every parent gives Gus a hug/kisses at both drop off and pick up. So does the food program lady and my licensor. He expects it! He goes to the door (or hangs out on the back of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,387
Posted By Meeko
All these parents who expect the exact same...

All these parents who expect the exact same policies at every place :rolleyes::rolleyes:

My kids all take their shoes off and leave them in the entry. I would rather they kept them on, honestly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By Meeko
All my kids are required to nap. No nap = bye!!

All my kids are required to nap. No nap = bye!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By Meeko
I always interview several families for a spot. ...

I always interview several families for a spot. It helps weed out the "RUN!!!" crowd LOL!

I tell them that I will choose which child to take by such & such date. I then message all the ones who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By Meeko
I once had a toddler who was autistic. The only...

I once had a toddler who was autistic. The only way to get any food in him was to let him walk around the room in circles while he ate. He would do this calmly. Trying to get him to sit to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,416
Posted By Meeko
Please do not smash your lego ship over Bobby's...

Please do not smash your lego ship over Bobby's head..

You need the potty again? Well I guess it has been two minutes since you last went...

Sorry, but your Daddy is not in charge here...
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By Meeko
The pictures of her scare me, let alone kids!!!

The pictures of her scare me, let alone kids!!!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-02-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 80,399
Posted By Meeko
I find myself shaking my head at the general...

I find myself shaking my head at the general attitude of
"Why should I follow the contract I signed?" :rolleyes:

It doesn't matter if the daycare provider takes half the year off, or is...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-02-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,063
Posted By Meeko
I would be more concerned that the contract...

I would be more concerned that the contract states that children are given lunch and two SNAKES each day........LOL...sorry...couldn't resist.

The contract doesn't state anything other than the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By Meeko
I used to have the same problem. So now...

I used to have the same problem.

So now when talking to parents, I say "I have you down for 7pm until 7:45 pm. Please be sure to be on time. Interview cannot be extended past 7:45" That way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,294
Posted By Meeko
Don't allow this to continue. She is manipulating...

Don't allow this to continue. She is manipulating you.

You close at a certain time. She knows that. There should be no excuses.

She needs to respect your private time the same as any other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,200
Posted By Meeko
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lovethishappyface:hug:lovethishappyface:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By Meeko
I let parents know that my program is toddler...

I let parents know that my program is toddler based. Our toys and activities are for toddlers.

We offer a late night sometimes. Pizza, movies, games etc. the kids love it because it's more easy...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 02-12-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 780
Posted By Meeko
This WILL continue and probably get worse unless...

This WILL continue and probably get worse unless you stand up for yourself and your business.

She is NOT your employer and needs to be told so. She is not in charge in YOUR home.

In order to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,161
Posted By Meeko
The problem with charging daily and only for what...

The problem with charging daily and only for what the parents use.....is that you will never know how much money you are going to make in any given week. That makes budgeting very hard.

Let's say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By Meeko
Make the late fees sting their wallet. I used to...

Make the late fees sting their wallet. I used to charge a very small fee and realized that parents were looking at it as an OK to be late without breaking the bank.

I charge steep fees now and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By Meeko
You are too nice:) I would of told him "No...

You are too nice:)

I would of told him "No pay...no stay"

He can go get the cash and come back. Just because mom didn't give him the money doesn't make him helpless.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By Meeko
I taught pre-school at a large center for a few...

I taught pre-school at a large center for a few years about 22 years ago. We had a male student working there too, who was SOOO great with the kids. He got married and he and his wife ran an in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,032
Posted By Meeko
She set you up. Shame on her.

She set you up. Shame on her.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By Meeko
In Utah, it is a regulation that parents sign in...

In Utah, it is a regulation that parents sign in and out every single day. It is also a food program reg.

I have a clock right by the sign in area and it is in the contract that in and out time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,185
Posted By Meeko
I cook. I'm on the USDA food program. I am...

I cook. I'm on the USDA food program. I am frugal...buy in bulk etc....so I usually make a profit each month. We are tier one due to the local school and so I receive approximately $1200 a month...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,055
Posted By Meeko
I tell them the truth...that the food program has...

I tell them the truth...that the food program has strict windows of time that meals are to be served, so they can come and inspect during that time.

Any food served outside that time window...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By Meeko
Licensing love my files and have asked me to...

Licensing love my files and have asked me to teach a class, but I don't want to go down that road!

I have used different ways over the years, but now I have a large binder. Lots of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,037
Posted By Meeko
Love, love, love Venmo. One dad paid me while...

Love, love, love Venmo. One dad paid me while sitting on the beach in Bali while gone for a month.....no fees, I get instant notification that a parents has paid and I have always got my money the...
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