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Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 10-13-2016, 05:58 PM
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Posted By CheekyChick
Certified Home Daycare for Sale In Corvallis, Oregon-Make Up To $15,000.00 Per Month!

Have you ever considered establishing an in-home child care center? If so, Corvallis is the perfect place to start much a business. Corvallis is a lovely, family-oriented community. It has a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,989
Posted By CheekyChick
There is a fabulous male Director in my city and...

There is a fabulous male Director in my city and I have heard only amazing and positive things about him. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,391
Posted By CheekyChick
I would tell them this... Your daughter is...

I would tell them this...

Your daughter is adorable and we've enjoyed spending this time with her. Unfortunately, we don't feel she has acclimated to a group care setting. You might want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By CheekyChick
Thank you for the link. :) I am not sure that...

Thank you for the link. :) I am not sure that it's 100% accurate, as even Oregon's isn't correct. We have registered and certified in-home care with special exceptions (with training) for 16...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By CheekyChick
Thank you for your help, Dave. :) Are the rates...

Thank you for your help, Dave. :) Are the rates good there? In Oregon (at least where I live) infants are $200 to $250 per week. Preschoolers are about $175. I am seeing many states are much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By CheekyChick
Thank you. :)

Thank you. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,032
Posted By CheekyChick
Thanks for the information!!! Your poor brother....

Thanks for the information!!! Your poor brother. Three times??? So scary!!! :'(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,032
Posted By CheekyChick
May I ask what your friend charges for infants,...

May I ask what your friend charges for infants, toddlers, and preschool age (full time)? Oh, and are there a lot of tornadoes there?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By CheekyChick
Thank you. :)

Thank you. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,104
Posted By CheekyChick
I went through the same thing. First, I only...

I went through the same thing. First, I only used my bonus room and dining room. Then, my living room was gone. Then, my bedroom turned into the cubby room. After that, my daughters bedrooms...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By CheekyChick
PS: I forgot to mention...

Ideally, I would love to have 8 infants (with 2 helpers) and 6 to 8 preschoolers (with 1 helper). Is there a state (besides Oregon) that allows this?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By CheekyChick
A physical exam? Interesting. Why do you think...

A physical exam? Interesting. Why do you think that is? May I ask how many infants can you have with a helper?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By CheekyChick
May I ask what state you live in? Also, how many...

May I ask what state you live in? Also, how many infants are you allowed with a helper?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By CheekyChick
12 by yourself? You are AMAZING!!! What state...

12 by yourself? You are AMAZING!!! What state do you live in? Are you allowed to hire a helper (or two) if needed?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By CheekyChick
Out of curiosity, what state do you live in? ...

Out of curiosity, what state do you live in? What kind of qualifications do your helpers have to have?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By CheekyChick
I Want to Move Out of State - But Where???

Hello,

I have been running a very successful certified in-home child care in Oregon for almost 10 years. I am licensed for 16 and I work as the Director. Of course I give bottles, wipe noses, and...
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 08-31-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,571
Posted By CheekyChick
Sell or Lease Daycare (Home)???

Hello,

I own a home in Oregon that has been set up as a daycare. I am certified, so the home can accommodate 16 children per day. Besides the second floor (where we live) every inch is covered...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,484
Posted By CheekyChick
I 100% agree with you. By my telling the parents...

I 100% agree with you. By my telling the parents that my staff didn't feel safe driving, they all jumped in and offered to drive them. I will simply say, "We are closed due to inclement weather"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,484
Posted By CheekyChick
I LOVE it!!! Thank you, Blackcat!!! :)

I LOVE it!!! Thank you, Blackcat!!! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,484
Posted By CheekyChick
That makes sense. Just keep repeating that we...

That makes sense. Just keep repeating that we are closed - PERIOD. Thanks! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,484
Posted By CheekyChick
Thanks! :)

Thanks! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,484
Posted By CheekyChick
Thanks, Blackcat! :) I love your letter. ...

Thanks, Blackcat! :)

I love your letter. Thanks! I would also like to add something about, if the local elementary schools are closed, so are we. I would like to add something quick about not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,484
Posted By CheekyChick
Good advice. DON'T engage and keep it short. I...

Good advice. DON'T engage and keep it short. I engaged way too much and they ran all over me. I feel a bit bitter right now. LOL!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,484
Posted By CheekyChick
Help - Parents Not Happy With Snow Closure

I would love help writing a letter to my parents regarding the REASON we close during inclement weather. We closed today because every school, college, library, and many businesses closed due to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,738
Posted By CheekyChick
I used to live in Irvine when I was teenager!!! ...

I used to live in Irvine when I was teenager!!! :)

Oh, and I have no idea what the going rate is there. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,530
Posted By CheekyChick
I used to have these prior to buying actual...

I used to have these prior to buying actual preschool (quality) tables. They are great! Sturdy yet light-weight (easy to move). The ONLY thing I don't like is they are hard to clean after using...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By CheekyChick
I would charge $160.00.

I would charge $160.00.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,088
Posted By CheekyChick
We've had some with slight fevers and colds, but...

We've had some with slight fevers and colds, but mainly the allergy thing. I cannot wait until this passes. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,088
Posted By CheekyChick
Our children here have had non-stop runny noses...

Our children here have had non-stop runny noses and/or eyes for weeks upon weeks. I personally want to scratch my eyeballs out. This is a rough allergy season. I haven't sent anyone home, I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,322
Posted By CheekyChick
In my opinion, the only way you can assure a...

In my opinion, the only way you can assure a child will eat healthy is to provide lunch. If you require the parents to pack a lunch, you WILL get junk food and juices - regardless of what you've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By CheekyChick
Welcome. :)

Welcome. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2012, 08:03 PM
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Views: 1,735
Posted By CheekyChick
Great advice. Thank you. :)

Great advice. Thank you. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,570
Posted By CheekyChick
You should be a detective - GREAT work. :)

You should be a detective - GREAT work. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,570
Posted By CheekyChick
She is not overwhelmed or afraid to care for her,...

She is not overwhelmed or afraid to care for her, she is overwhelmed by the time and responsibility it would take to care for her AND 9 other children. For example: She has to be tested in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,570
Posted By CheekyChick
You are awesome, Blackcat. Thank you for taking...

You are awesome, Blackcat. Thank you for taking the time to do some research.

The only thing I'm questioning, is that it seems this was written for child care centers - not in-home daycares. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,322
Posted By CheekyChick
I write very detailed logs for babies under two. ...

I write very detailed logs for babies under two. I don't write when they have a wet diaper - only a BM and what it looked like.

For over two, you shouldn't have to go into detail. Just things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,570
Posted By CheekyChick
Why do I think it's up to me? Because I own and...

Why do I think it's up to me? Because I own and run MY daycare.

I never said she was "a lot to deal with," I said she requires a lot more work than the other children. Even though she is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,735
Posted By CheekyChick
Thanks for the link, Michael. :)

Thanks for the link, Michael. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,735
Posted By CheekyChick
Thank you for your input... Those two spaces are...

Thank you for your input... Those two spaces are full right now so I wouldn't dream of charging them. It's the time between September and December (when the spots will be open) that I'm concerned...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,570
Posted By CheekyChick
You don't know me or the way I run my business. ...

You don't know me or the way I run my business. I cater to and pamper each and every one of my families. I ALWAYS go the extra mile. I have watched children for free, I have given huge discounts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,735
Posted By CheekyChick
Reserving a Spot - Do You Charge???

I have two current families that need an infant spot in January. That means I will be holding two infant spots from September through December without pay. I love these families, but am worried...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,570
Posted By CheekyChick
Thank you for your input... I have been...

Thank you for your input...

I have been googling whether or not it is legal to charge more at an at home daycare, which is completely different than a traditional preschool. We decide what we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,570
Posted By CheekyChick
Extra Charge For High Needs Child???

I have a little girl (almost 2 years) who is diabetic. She requires a LOT more care than the other children in her age group. We have to test her blood throughout the day (even while she's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,297
Posted By CheekyChick
We offer a structured preschool program. We have...

We offer a structured preschool program. We have several children who are three and four and are reading simple words and doing simple math. I can't imagine a traditional preschool that would teach...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,706
Posted By CheekyChick
That's great you get to close earlier... I would...

That's great you get to close earlier... I would LOVE that. :) :) :)

I just don't see how it would be possible. Approximately 90% of my parents get off at 5:00 p.m. so that wouldn't allow ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,132
Posted By CheekyChick
10 hours is a standard day for many working...

10 hours is a standard day for many working parents. I would charge an extra fee for anything over 10 hours. I would also open at 7:00 a.m. if that's possible.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,823
Posted By CheekyChick
I would write her back and say... Per my...

I would write her back and say...

Per my Parent Handbook, I provide Year-End Tax Statements in December. As a courtesy to you and your husband, I will gladly mail them to you in the month of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,631
Posted By CheekyChick
Yay!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,128
Posted By CheekyChick
Maybe you could ask (initially) if they have ever...

Maybe you could ask (initially) if they have ever been in a daycare setting and leave it at that upon your first interaction.

When you meet them in person and build a repoire, you can ask more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,602
Posted By CheekyChick
There is not a day that we don't have pee-pee or...

There is not a day that we don't have pee-pee or poo-poo blowouts (if not both), countless poopy diapers, snot, spit, drool, coughing in the face, sneezes in the face, etc. Good times. LOL!

This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,485
Posted By CheekyChick
Send it to me. I'd be happy to give my...

Send it to me. I'd be happy to give my input/ideas.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,692
Posted By CheekyChick
I wouldn't force a parent to take both children. ...

I wouldn't force a parent to take both children. Siblings don't ALWAYS get the same bugs. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By CheekyChick
I use baby wipes for faces and wash their hands...

I use baby wipes for faces and wash their hands in the sink.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,483
Posted By CheekyChick
Absolutely! He is still taking up a full time...

Absolutely! He is still taking up a full time spot, whether he is there or not.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,583
Posted By CheekyChick
So far the person has been approved for 12...

So far the person has been approved for 12 children day care, person passed the fire inspection as well and codes inspection. We also check with codes and they have permits for daycare and for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,229
Posted By CheekyChick
I would get him up. He will probably be a bit...

I would get him up. He will probably be a bit fussy, but he may take a longer afternoon nap.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,444
Posted By CheekyChick
Extra help. Hello??? It's perfect timing. :) ...

Extra help. Hello??? It's perfect timing. :)

I would just tell DCM that he will be out and about while your family is in town. If that works for her, then I would do it.

Also, why don't you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,360
Posted By CheekyChick
Woot Woot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats. :) :)...

Woot Woot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats. :) :) :)

I would hold onto the job until you're SUPER sure they all attend. If they do, give your two week notice and be really, really tired for two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,671
Posted By CheekyChick
I would just be honest... Tell her that your son...

I would just be honest... Tell her that your son is having some issues with tripping the children and you are diligently working on it. Apologize for the boo-boo and reassure her that you will do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,078
Posted By CheekyChick
If this is a daily thing and it's gone on for a...

If this is a daily thing and it's gone on for a long time with no sign of change, I wouldn't have mom pick up baby today, I would terminate.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,704
Posted By CheekyChick
I would absolutely charge her $25.00 per day. ...

I would absolutely charge her $25.00 per day. Actually, I might even charge her for five days since she is basically taking up a full week spot - even if she doesn't attend every day.

Be bold and...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-24-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,262
Posted By CheekyChick
If there isn't a behavioral issue when the two...

If there isn't a behavioral issue when the two are together, I'm guessing one of the boys might be at a different learning level than the other.

If the administration won't allow them to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,317
Posted By CheekyChick
That is so sad for those poor babies. :(

That is so sad for those poor babies. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,575
Posted By CheekyChick
Thanks. :)

Thanks. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,575
Posted By CheekyChick
I would say... After much thought, I have...

I would say...

After much thought, I have come to the conclusion that your son needs more one-on-one care than I'm able to provide.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,594
Posted By CheekyChick
I think you need to change your PH to state...

I think you need to change your PH to state EXACTLY what is required to wear underwear at daycare. Example:

1. Child must go two weeks accident free prior to wearing underwear at daycare.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,097
Posted By CheekyChick
If I didn't have assistants and office that is...

If I didn't have assistants and office that is somewhat quiet, I would go NUTS. You are NOT a failure. This job is not for the faint of heart. It's tough.

Is there any way you could work a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,479
Posted By CheekyChick
We are fully fenced. I am certain I would lose...

We are fully fenced. I am certain I would lose many families if it weren't. Plus, I have to due to licensing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,560
Posted By CheekyChick
We have one computer station for the older...

We have one computer station for the older preschoolers. They rarely ask to use it because we keep them so busy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,282
Posted By CheekyChick
How did THREE employees not notice that over half...

How did THREE employees not notice that over half of their little ones were gone? So scary. :eek:
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-20-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,231
Posted By CheekyChick
I am a provider and I've never equated a dirty...

I am a provider and I've never equated a dirty face or clothes with having a fun day. :confused:

I am very big on sending every child home sparkling clean. We wash hands, faces, feet (if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By CheekyChick
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,239
Posted By CheekyChick
That is absolutely one of the funniest things...

That is absolutely one of the funniest things I've read on here. It's actually really pathetic in a funny sort of way. LOL!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,859
Posted By CheekyChick
I wrote that letter without reading the...

I wrote that letter without reading the responses. I think your new "plan" is perfect and I'd leave it at that as long as it's working.

On another note, calling out an arrogant parent isn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,859
Posted By CheekyChick
You poor thing!!! :( I would take immediate...

You poor thing!!! :(

I would take immediate action with this very dysfunctional family. I would write them a letter that states:

Dear Joe and Jane,

After much thought, I need to address...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,392
Posted By CheekyChick
I could be wrong, but I believe when licensing...

I could be wrong, but I believe when licensing says that you need to "see OR hear" them - that means when you have to make meals or run to the restroom - NOT for free play which could be for long...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,676
Posted By CheekyChick
I would send her an e-mail that says: Dear...

I would send her an e-mail that says:

Dear DCM,

After ingesting your request to give Johnny a time-out, I need to express my policy regarding punishment.

I will never give Johnny a time-out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,844
Posted By CheekyChick
What do you say to the parents... Ugh. I am a...

What do you say to the parents... Ugh. I am a non-confrontational chicken as well. That is definitely an area I need to work on.

If you really, really, really can't find the strength to do it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,844
Posted By CheekyChick
If you want to stay on good terms, I would write...

If you want to stay on good terms, I would write a note like this:

Dear DCM,

It has been a pleasure working with your adorable son over the past (BLANK) months. He is truly a special little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,599
Posted By CheekyChick
We do SAT prep here... ;) College prep,...

We do SAT prep here... ;)

College prep, horticulture AND organic foods for a hundred bucks a week? You can't really beat that!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 02:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,516
Posted By CheekyChick
I'm sure you're right... We never leave, so it's...

I'm sure you're right... We never leave, so it's a non-issue. As far as closing, I don't close since I have assistants. If it's a holiday, I mark the calendar at the beginning of the month. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By CheekyChick
Good luck. :) :) :)

Good luck. :) :) :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By CheekyChick
Yay!!! I hope all goes well. :)

Yay!!! I hope all goes well. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,563
Posted By CheekyChick
I would definitely take the time out if you can...

I would definitely take the time out if you can afford to.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,446
Posted By CheekyChick
I would term, especially since she's trying to...

I would term, especially since she's trying to back out of your agreement.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,383
Posted By CheekyChick
That is wonderful. :)

That is wonderful. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,516
Posted By CheekyChick
You have to let them know? That's crazy!!! I am...

You have to let them know? That's crazy!!! I am on the food program and as far as I know, we're not required to tell them if we are off site. Not that that's an issue since we never leave. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,347
Posted By CheekyChick
I spend between $10.00 and $25.00'ish per child...

I spend between $10.00 and $25.00'ish per child on birthday gifts.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,423
Posted By CheekyChick
If the child went home sick and you require him...

If the child went home sick and you require him to be well for 24 hours prior to returning to daycare, then I'm guessing they assume you would know the child is home sick. I would just e-mail them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,113
Posted By CheekyChick
I would write them back and tell them that you...

I would write them back and tell them that you are still meeting with new families and IF you feel they are the best match, you would be happy to provide them with a work reference and two parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,287
Posted By CheekyChick
Happy Mother's Day!!!

Happy Mother's Day to all of the mommies on these boards that are not only fantastic mommies to their own children - but incredible substitute mommies to the little ones you care for. The world...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,521
Posted By CheekyChick
Pros: 1. You can usually keep an infant 3 to 5...

Pros:
1. You can usually keep an infant 3 to 5 years.
2. Higher rates.
3. Babies are SO cute. :)

Cons:
1. I personally make very little off the infants due to needing additional staff. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,235
Posted By CheekyChick
I had something similar happen to me in the...

I had something similar happen to me in the past... I had a family that I went WAY WAY WAY out of my way for. I was so good to them and the DCM had told me many, many times that she could not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,391
Posted By CheekyChick
Since the majority of my DCP's work until 5:00...

Since the majority of my DCP's work until 5:00 p.m., I would lose 95% of my clients if I closed at 4:30 p.m.

If closing early is more important than keeping this particular family, then let them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By CheekyChick
I would have told him that you have two that are...

I would have told him that you have two that are not very cooperative during nap time and you have to be a bit firm with them. I would also tell him that his little girl is wonderful during nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,189
Posted By CheekyChick
I would quote all of the reasons napping is...

I would quote all of the reasons napping is important for the good health and well-being of little ones. I would then ask her why she doesn't want her child to nap. If she has a LEGITIMATE reason -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,850
Posted By CheekyChick
Happy Provider Appreciation Day to ALL of us. :)...

Happy Provider Appreciation Day to ALL of us. :) :) :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,205
Posted By CheekyChick
That is SUPER great!!! :) :) :)

That is SUPER great!!! :) :) :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,906
Posted By CheekyChick
You shouldn't be hard on yourself. Giving...

You shouldn't be hard on yourself. Giving someone an extra 5 or 10 minutes is good customer service. Plus, most people
close between 5:30 to 6:00 p.m., so you're still closing earlier than most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,201
Posted By CheekyChick
I'm so sorry you're having a hard time. :( :( :(...

I'm so sorry you're having a hard time. :( :( :( I will say a prayer for you that your husband finds a job and for the mommy who lost her baby. :(

Things WILL get better. They always do. :)
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