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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,571
Posted By tmcp2001
Joyce, the link goes to the site's homepage. :) ...

Joyce, the link goes to the site's homepage. :) However, there have been several other links posted on my FB today about this topic - here's one...
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,046
Posted By tmcp2001
This made me curious - I'm also in MN and was...

This made me curious - I'm also in MN and was their third provider and they had moved when they switched to my care (or so that was the reason they gave me for the switch). It wasn't a little girl...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,046
Posted By tmcp2001
Thanks everyone! It was definately confirmed for...

Thanks everyone! It was definately confirmed for me why I termed them in the first place - sometimes I second guess myself but this brought me right back to the way they made me feel on a daily...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,046
Posted By tmcp2001
Huge Vent!!!!

First off, "Hi" to everyone! I haven't been on here in a couple of months - things have been going REALLY well with the families that I have (no changes in 8 months!) and I have a wonderful new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,552
Posted By tmcp2001
Oh my goodness - I would be so angry! I probably...

Oh my goodness - I would be so angry! I probably wouldn't say anything either (because it feels like snooping - even though I've totally done it too!). Maybe now is a good time to send home a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,527
Posted By tmcp2001
Aww!!! Congratulations!!! I hope baby and mom...

Aww!!! Congratulations!!! I hope baby and mom are doing well!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,450
Posted By tmcp2001
Well, we've reversed rolls this time, lol! I was...

Well, we've reversed rolls this time, lol! I was just asking for nap advice on Monday - and my problem napper has actually napped two days in a row now! *whew* I too was losing my mind!

Where...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2010, 04:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,055
Posted By tmcp2001
OMG. :lol::lol::lol: What is wrong with...

OMG. :lol::lol::lol:

What is wrong with people!?!?! :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,524
Posted By tmcp2001
HELP! DCB Will Not Nap!!!

Title says it all - I have a 2yo dcb who will NOT nap! Up until last week he had been napping just fine in a pnp in one of the bedrooms. Then he learned to climb out of the pnp. So, I moved the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,137
Posted By tmcp2001
Have You Ever Run Into A Family You Termed?

Out in the community? I've only termed one family (for a variety of reasons, #1 of which was that the mom was repeatedly nasty to me) and I'm terrified of running into them at the store, etc. I saw...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,372
Posted By tmcp2001
I also only call parents at work for an illness...

I also only call parents at work for an illness or injury. For less important things I either text, email and/or mention it at drop off or pickup. I know not everyone uses text or email but they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,989
Posted By tmcp2001
I've termed one family due to outright disrespect...

I've termed one family due to outright disrespect from a parent. I put up with it for 7 months and finally termed. Best thing I've ever done. I do NOT have to allow people into my home who make me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,081
Posted By tmcp2001
I'm 27 and have been doing daycare for just over...

I'm 27 and have been doing daycare for just over a year. I have four children of my own (9, 6.5, 3.5 and 2.5) so even though I'm young I have a pretty good handle on this! :lol: Plus, I thought it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,138
Posted By tmcp2001
HAHAHA!!! :lol::lol::lol: That's for sure! You...

HAHAHA!!! :lol::lol::lol: That's for sure! You could add ranch dressing to that "food group" here! Great ideas everyone!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,524
Posted By tmcp2001
UPDATE: Called the family that is here 1-2...

UPDATE: Called the family that is here 1-2 days/week - both of their kids ended up getting sick with it over the weekend! So, up to 8 cases now! That's just insane!!! Texted the mom that is on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,562
Posted By tmcp2001
I'm very sorry for your loss, I'm sure you are...

I'm very sorry for your loss, I'm sure you are all going through a difficult time. You are very blessed to work with such wonderful families, that is truely amazing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,138
Posted By tmcp2001
That's a great list! All of my kids and dcks...

That's a great list! All of my kids and dcks love:

string cheese
pb sandwiches (no allergies here)
vegetable soup and biscuits
apples w/peanut butter
"Breakfast for lunch" - scrambled eggs,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,524
Posted By tmcp2001
AARGH!!! SIX Cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth!

So, the title says it all - SIX kids (four dck's and my two youngest) have or have had Hand, Foot and Mouth in the past two weeks. UGH. They have all been miserable! I've excluded for fevers only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,287
Posted By tmcp2001
Janrae, you did the right thing. You were only...

Janrae, you did the right thing. You were only working with the information she had given you when you decided to fill the spot. She changed her mind too late! I'm sure you feel bad, I would too -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,633
Posted By tmcp2001
I know that here in MN, anyone living in the home...

I know that here in MN, anyone living in the home over the age of 13 needs to be background checked. Now, who knows if this person is "living" there or not but I agree with the pp, you should talk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,411
Posted By tmcp2001
How Do You Handle Backup/Substitutes?

Hi all, just curious how you handle times when you will need a backup provider or substitute?

I had to take my son to an appointment this morning (I usually try to schedule everything outside of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,053
Posted By tmcp2001
I totally agree! As a parent I understand the...

I totally agree! As a parent I understand the need to have a break every once in a while - I certainly don't begrudge people that. However, when it's ALL the time it makes me crazy! I had a mom like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2010, 04:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,595
Posted By tmcp2001
Nope! Was burned badly once and won't do that...

Nope! Was burned badly once and won't do that again! I found that even if you become friends with someone, it doesn't mean that they respect you or what you do for a living. :( And it hurts that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,979
Posted By tmcp2001
I also change every 2 hours and, of course,...

I also change every 2 hours and, of course, anytime someone is poopy. :rolleyes:

Question though, for providers who are outside at pickup time - how do you handle playing outside AND trying to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,799
Posted By tmcp2001
Oh dear lord - that's just nuts. No advice, just...

Oh dear lord - that's just nuts. No advice, just commiserating! Hope the parents will settle down for you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,738
Posted By tmcp2001
Miss Joy - I must have the same kid!!! He's 20...

Miss Joy - I must have the same kid!!! He's 20 months, has very few words and CRIES. ALL. THE. TIME. He's also here only 2 days/week and I just have to grin and bear it. His parents are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,632
Posted By tmcp2001
Ugh. I'm sorry, that does suck. :( What...

Ugh. I'm sorry, that does suck. :(

What are you doing for advertising right now?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,372
Posted By tmcp2001
I would check with your local after school care...

I would check with your local after school care program at their school. Our's charges 32/week for after school care, per child. I would charge slightly less than that - so I agree that here,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,696
Posted By tmcp2001
2 Year Old No Longer Napping?

I know there have been lots of posts about napping but I haven't seen one about this yet. I have a 2yo dcb (just turned 2 in July) who has always napped just fine here. He's been coming since...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,528
Posted By tmcp2001
Oh, ugh! :( I feel bad for you, the kids and...

Oh, ugh! :( I feel bad for you, the kids and the parents! It's so hard when kids go through illnesses like that! You absolutely did the right thing - 102.2 is definately a fever and the child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,923
Posted By tmcp2001
Yes, I absolutely do! However, it doesn't...

Yes, I absolutely do! However, it doesn't usually bother me all that much. During the week, it totally depends on if I have room that day or not. I usually ask them to bring some extra food if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,916
Posted By tmcp2001
I serve breakfast from 7:30-8 and those that...

I serve breakfast from 7:30-8 and those that arrive after that are not served breakfast. The only exception I've ever made for that was a 2yo who was dropped off by grandma at 8:15 - I gave him a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,615
Posted By tmcp2001
I guess it would depend on if you are okay with...

I guess it would depend on if you are okay with the hours she's requesting and if you are bothered by her working out while you watch her child. I personally wouldn't care as long as she sticks to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,424
Posted By tmcp2001
When I was working outside the home (I have four...

When I was working outside the home (I have four children under 9) my childcare provider had surgery and took 6 weeks off. I didn't have to pay her for the time but I did need to find other care for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,352
Posted By tmcp2001
I'm also having a TGIF day! There has been WAY...

I'm also having a TGIF day! There has been WAY too much crying around here this week (lots of drippy noses and kids not feeling well), nap time ended before it should have today and, well, I'm just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 25,293
Posted By tmcp2001
If you re-read the op's statement it did NOT say...

If you re-read the op's statement it did NOT say that the provider/center was planning any gay pride activities - the parents asked to be notified IF there was anything planned. (And, seriously, why...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2010, 04:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,314
Posted By tmcp2001
We are not allowed to use pools unless we have...

We are not allowed to use pools unless we have parents sign a liability waiver - something I'm not comfortable doing. We just do sprinkler days instead, a good way to cool off with out the hazards...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 325,942
Posted By tmcp2001
*Doing the happy dance* My licensor called today...

*Doing the happy dance* My licensor called today to let me know that the variance I requested for this fall has been approved!!! Two days/week Sept-Dec I will be over my under SA capacity by one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 325,942
Posted By tmcp2001
That's awesome! Kinda restores your faith in...

That's awesome! Kinda restores your faith in humanity when people do something so nice and unexpected! :) Enjoy your "almost" 4 day weekend!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,813
Posted By tmcp2001
UGH! Everyone's SICK!

Here's how this week has gone:

Monday: 3 dck's were dropped off with runny noses. Mind you, NOBODY was sick last week.
Tuesday: No dck's (which NEVER happens) and my 4 kids went to gma's...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 08-04-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,540
Posted By tmcp2001
I'm licensed for 10 BUT I have 4 children of my...

I'm licensed for 10 BUT I have 4 children of my own that count in my numbers so my policy covers my children plus 6 additional children. I am not requred to have a separate business liability policy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,177
Posted By tmcp2001
I have a dcf with two children (boy, 4.5 and girl...

I have a dcf with two children (boy, 4.5 and girl 2.5) that come once/week for socialization and to give the grandparents (primary caregivers while mom and dad are working) a break. They've been...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 08-03-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,540
Posted By tmcp2001
We have Allstate for our home/auto and when I...

We have Allstate for our home/auto and when I opened up my daycare I simply had to add a daycare rider to my homeowners policy - and increase my libaility limits to 300,000/100,000 - the required...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2010, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 325,942
Posted By tmcp2001
Today's positive??? NO daycare kids!!! AND, my...

Today's positive??? NO daycare kids!!! AND, my own four are going to a waterpark with my MIL and spending the night at her house! I won't even know what to do with myself! I haven't had a day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,273
Posted By tmcp2001
Thanks for all the info! That sounds like what...

Thanks for all the info! That sounds like what my licensor said they do here too. She said the committee reviews the variance requests once a month - I need mine to start in September so I popped...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,273
Posted By tmcp2001
Thanks DCMom! I'm in Anoka County and yes, I...

Thanks DCMom! I'm in Anoka County and yes, I have an A1 license. So, no I'm not over for total # of children, just for the age group. I did specify that it was due to a schedule change for current...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,135
Posted By tmcp2001
Fun, fun, fun!! Have a great time - and don't...

Fun, fun, fun!! Have a great time - and don't think about work at all! (And I'm also green with envy!)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,273
Posted By tmcp2001
Help with Filing a Variance

Hi all,

I'm filing a variance request to be over capacity (max is 6 under SA and I'll be at 7 two days/week for the fall - assuming they approve the variance request). One question on the form...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 41,336
Posted By tmcp2001
I don't think it's (always) selfish when parents...

I don't think it's (always) selfish when parents vacation without their children - whether their children are in full time care or not. Just because people have children doesn't mean that they cease...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,935
Posted By tmcp2001
Totally agree! My own four kids learned VERY...

Totally agree! My own four kids learned VERY quickly how we treat others - and a firm swat on the behind was used for those grievous offenses.

I have a just-turned 2 year old DCB who has some of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,209
Posted By tmcp2001
Aww!! Your hubby sounds SO sweet! What a lucky...

Aww!! Your hubby sounds SO sweet! What a lucky gal you are! I'm so glad to hear things are going better for you now - and he's right, you are doing enough work for one woman! Here's to a happy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2010, 04:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,096
Posted By tmcp2001
I charge based on age as do most providers in my...

I charge based on age as do most providers in my area. I offer a sibling discount for full-time children only (10%) - I do this because I was a mom of four children enrolled in full-time care and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,034
Posted By tmcp2001
Ahh, ours has absolutely no fancy features, lol! ...

Ahh, ours has absolutely no fancy features, lol! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2010, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,034
Posted By tmcp2001
What year is your Caravan? Ours is an '04 and...

What year is your Caravan? Ours is an '04 and doesn't have that feature. Jealous!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,034
Posted By tmcp2001
I'm actually a CPST (Child Passenger Safety...

I'm actually a CPST (Child Passenger Safety Technician) and I transport a child in the front with extreme caution - and out of necessity, not just for fun outings. I cannot deactivate the air bags...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,034
Posted By tmcp2001
I have a Dodge Grand Caravan that seats 8 (two...

I have a Dodge Grand Caravan that seats 8 (two full bench seats in the back) and it works pretty well for us. I frequently (like, several times a week and every day during the school year) transport...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2010, 04:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,091
Posted By tmcp2001
Yes! I SO understand! We've got four of our own...

Yes! I SO understand! We've got four of our own plus seven dck's (no more than 6 at once though) so I get how crazy busy it can be! I'm also starting to look forward to the older kids going back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 325,942
Posted By tmcp2001
We've had a really nice day today! It's kind of...

We've had a really nice day today! It's kind of icky out (not raining yet, but just dreary) so we made cookies! A pan of chocolate chip cooky bars and 3 dozen snickerdoodles. The kids were really...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-22-2010, 04:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,949
Posted By tmcp2001
I realize this post is a little old but I saw...

I realize this post is a little old but I saw this news article this morning and had to share. This little guy suffered 2nd degree burns on his feet in a matter of seconds:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,553
Posted By tmcp2001
HeatherB - you said it!! ICK!!! :eek::eek::eek: ...

HeatherB - you said it!! ICK!!! :eek::eek::eek: That is a serious germ-fest and I am horrified. It's hard enough to keep all these kids healthy without going and mixing all their half-eaten food...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,553
Posted By tmcp2001
I spend roughly $600/month. That feeds my family...

I spend roughly $600/month. That feeds my family (6 people) and 6 dck's (two meals and one snack/day). I'm also a coupon junkie! Bought $226 worth of food tonight for $165. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,361
Posted By tmcp2001
Welcome to the forum! You'll love it here! ...

Welcome to the forum! You'll love it here!

I try to make clean up time fun for my bigger kids (8 and 6) - both of whom whine and complain every time (UGH)! I set a time for 5 or 10 minutes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,958
Posted By tmcp2001
I can commisserate!!! It's been a rough summer...

I can commisserate!!! It's been a rough summer for us too - we've had a cold going around the daycare for almost 3 weeks now. Fevers, coughing, runny noses, lots of congestion even some puking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,085
Posted By tmcp2001
I SOOOO understand! It takes 4-6 months to...

I SOOOO understand! It takes 4-6 months to complete the licensing process here in MN. I thought I could for sure breeze through it - I'm actually a Licensed Social Worker, the same licensure MY...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2010, 05:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,330
Posted By tmcp2001
I wouldn't charge for weather closings - it's...

I wouldn't charge for weather closings - it's something beyond your control and beyond the parents control. I would just offer a credit for the next week (assuming you are paid in advance). That...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,435
Posted By tmcp2001
Honestly, at that age the child isn't potty...

Honestly, at that age the child isn't potty trained - the parent is trained to watch for signs that the child needs to use the potty and then immediately run them in there. :rolleyes: I know lots...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,255
Posted By tmcp2001
I'm open (my choice - I have three days of paid...

I'm open (my choice - I have three days of paid vacay in two weeks) and I thought I was doing it to not inconvenience my families. WRONG! Found out today that I will have four dck's (which means...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,303
Posted By tmcp2001
What kind of training are you looking for? ...

What kind of training are you looking for? CPR/First Aid? CPS? SIDS/SBS? Nutrition? There are tons of classes out there - check with your county first!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,020
Posted By tmcp2001
SO funny! I laughed out loud! Hope they all sat...

SO funny! I laughed out loud! Hope they all sat down to watch Star Wars for you tonight - now you need a glass of wine!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,447
Posted By tmcp2001
That's great!!! I'm glad everything worked out...

That's great!!! I'm glad everything worked out and that you are having fun with your new job!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,556
Posted By tmcp2001
OMG. That's awful! I'm so sorry! If it helps,...

OMG. That's awful! I'm so sorry! If it helps, you just made my day seem a little less awful in comparison! :p Hope it gets better for you!

Oh, and I second it - is she sick?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,939
Posted By tmcp2001
I have one family that provides sunscreen - the...

I have one family that provides sunscreen - the other three do not. I sunscreen EVERY child at my own expense every time we go outside (except after 4pm because our backyard is shaded at that time)....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 16,841
Posted By tmcp2001
Honestly, if I couldn't reach the parents right...

Honestly, if I couldn't reach the parents right away I'd start calling emergency contacts. My guess is that the parents were totally aware that their child wasn't feeling well and could be avoiding...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,664
Posted By tmcp2001
Toothpaste!!! It got black permanent marker off...

Toothpaste!!! It got black permanent marker off my oak table... ;) Good luck!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2010, 04:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 19,091
Posted By tmcp2001
I'll respond to your post in two parts... ...

I'll respond to your post in two parts...

First - It drives me CRAZY when first time parents tell me what to do. Uh, I have four kids. Trust me, not only do I learn every day that I know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,963
Posted By tmcp2001
When I was working full time (just quit a year...

When I was working full time (just quit a year ago) I was paying 483/week (1932/month!) :eek: for full time childcare for four kids. They were 7, 5, 2 and 1 when I left the workforce.

Yes, my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 39,635
Posted By tmcp2001
The link worked. ;) And, WOW. I can't...

The link worked. ;)

And, WOW. I can't believe they are requiring that for new applicants!! :eek: That's going to deter a LOT of people! I think it's great that they are trying to up the level...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,447
Posted By tmcp2001
Yay for you - finding a job outside the home...

Yay for you - finding a job outside the home sounds like it will be great for you!

Question - so the dad picks up the older girls at 3:30 but leaves the younger one at daycare until 5pm? Why? ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,013
Posted By tmcp2001
I think you should just be honest with them about...

I think you should just be honest with them about your condition (maybe print up something for them about it?) and let them know that the smell of smoke on their children's clothes and belongings is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,120
Posted By tmcp2001
I completely agree with the pp's - terminate in...

I completely agree with the pp's - terminate in writing immediately. And definately, DEFINATELY have another adult or two with you when she comes back. She sounds like a real piece of work and you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2010, 04:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,933
Posted By tmcp2001
Golden Rule - THANK YOU!!! That was some great...

Golden Rule - THANK YOU!!! That was some great information - I especially like the idea of doing it for anniversary gifts. What better way to show people we appreciate them? :)

I'm going to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,933
Posted By tmcp2001
Date Nights?

Hi all, I've seen a few people mention that they occasionally provide care for a date night for their DCP's. I'm thinking of doing this maybe every other month (I have some families right now that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,920
Posted By tmcp2001
I have 10 paid holidays (pretty standard) and 10...

I have 10 paid holidays (pretty standard) and 10 paid vacation days with a minimum of 4 weeks notice. (I usually give MUCH more notice - in April I posted notice for 2 days that I would be closed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,319
Posted By tmcp2001
I encourage my DCP's to walk right in - it's a...

I encourage my DCP's to walk right in - it's a huge pain for me to run down and answer the door while I'm trying to care for 5-10 children. I try to keep an eye out for parents pulling in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2010, 04:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,186
Posted By tmcp2001
You know, I'm in agreement with Greenshadow here....

You know, I'm in agreement with Greenshadow here. If the parent gave permission for walking field trips, she gave permission for this field trip and didn't need to be notified. It wasn't like you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 325,942
Posted By tmcp2001
Here's my positive post for today... it's my...

Here's my positive post for today... it's my Friday today and I leave for Vegas with my hubby (sans kids!) tomorrow! Super excited! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,134
Posted By tmcp2001
My full time families get one week of vacation at...

My full time families get one week of vacation at half rate and pay full rate for any other weeks they are not here. I also get 10 paid vacation days per year. I don't have any paid sick days.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 325,942
Posted By tmcp2001
Today has been SO much better than yesterday! My...

Today has been SO much better than yesterday! My two little cranky ones are not here on Tuesdays, so that helps. Plus, it was nice enough (and less humid today) that we were able to go outside for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2010, 04:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,587
Posted By tmcp2001
Thanks for the support!! I'm feeling MUCH better...

Thanks for the support!! I'm feeling MUCH better this morning! Just knowing that I won't have to deal with them again is a great feeling! :)

Yes, they did originally need me 10.5 hours, which...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,587
Posted By tmcp2001
Let My First Family Go Today...

Hi all, I'm new here. I've been doing daycare since last fall and had to let a family go today for the first time. :( It was incredibly hard, they were very upset and even though I gave a...
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