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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By LittleExplorers
Have you asked the parents about the tremors? I...

Have you asked the parents about the tremors? I would do that. Kids often times spend more hours awake in care than at home. When my kids were in daycare I would have wanted to know. I would ask...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By LittleExplorers
How do you separate them? With covid, this will...

How do you separate them? With covid, this will become more important.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By LittleExplorers
I only have one bouncer and that was for a baby...

I only have one bouncer and that was for a baby with reflux. I prefer to let them roam. No swings here either.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By LittleExplorers
Great tip on the gripper pad. What do you...

Great tip on the gripper pad.

What do you have for a travel bed? We do a ton of camping and road trips so will need something small and portable.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By LittleExplorers
Thanks! I will look into these!

Thanks! I will look into these!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By LittleExplorers
Favorite Infant/Toddler Items

I will have another infant/ toddler variance this fall and being pregnant myself, I need some extras for both daycare and personal use.

I am normally pretty minimalist for daycare. I am nature...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By LittleExplorers
I agree with BC. I would also put an end to the...

I agree with BC. I would also put an end to the multiple texts a day if it bugs you. I don't mind new parents checking in a few times a day until they are comfortable. Even some long term clients...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By LittleExplorers
Thanks everyone! So far my husband does the...

Thanks everyone!

So far my husband does the shopping when we can not do curbside pick up. All my families but one are teacher families. I am down to one kid in care and they are super careful. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By LittleExplorers
Pregnant Providers

What extra precautions are you taking?

We just found out we are expecting. We have tried for years and had many losses. 🤞
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By LittleExplorers
You could say due to the uncertainty and...

You could say due to the uncertainty and recommended travel restrictions, I am requiring x to remain out for 14 days, or whatever time you wish. That is the beauty of running our own businesses. You...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,488
Posted By LittleExplorers
It's great that this is free and also being...

It's great that this is free and also being recorded. What an awesome resource!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By LittleExplorers
Yes! They will only do what we allow them to do.

Yes! They will only do what we allow them to do.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By LittleExplorers
Tell them they are not welcome to return and the...

Tell them they are not welcome to return and the doctor doesn't make the say, you do. A fever today means no care tomorrow.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,488
Posted By LittleExplorers
The only thing I got from my licensor was that...

The only thing I got from my licensor was that the county has a plan if needed and will send out information if or when it's necessary. Other than that, they said to follow the CDC guidelines. I like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By LittleExplorers
Many jobs that work from home require children to...

Many jobs that work from home require children to be out of the house at child care. It doesn't mean they can work and watch their kids.

Regardless, as others have said, tell mom you are unable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By LittleExplorers
Thanks! I verified and you are correct. This...

Thanks! I verified and you are correct. This makes way more sense!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By LittleExplorers
I will have to double check. I thought we could...

I will have to double check. I thought we could not send a child alone. Maybe I misunderstood.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By LittleExplorers
That's awesome! I didn't know it would work....

That's awesome! I didn't know it would work. Unfortunately we haven't had a landline for years and actually had all the lines cut because 911 got 200 calls from our home once in the middle of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By LittleExplorers
It is against the law for me to not allow a pick...

It is against the law for me to not allow a pick up. I can encourage pre-nap pickups but not stop them from picking up at any time. With that said, if it were a regular thing, the family would not be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By LittleExplorers
We are supposed to have an emergency back up for...

We are supposed to have an emergency back up for this reason per licensing. While I have two people to call on, who knows if they would happen to be home at the time. My other thought is how am I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By LittleExplorers
I am in MN and we got out at a temp of 0 degrees...

I am in MN and we got out at a temp of 0 degrees or above. It may be a very short time, but we go out. My reply would be she is welcome to keep her little one home if she doesn't want them outside.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 745
Posted By LittleExplorers
It may be the pediatrician too. I know our...

It may be the pediatrician too. I know our pediatrician has a form that says this meets state standards for all daycare and school needs. They more or less refuse to fill out anything different.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By LittleExplorers
Interesting. What kind of major illness? Wouldn't...

Interesting. What kind of major illness? Wouldn't families just give notice if you had to close for an extended period of time?

I personally can't see charging parents if we were forced to shut...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By LittleExplorers
We love ours! You can make so many different...

We love ours! You can make so many different types. Kids also like to eat what they made, so it covers part of snack too. I also use it to make pizza dough.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-27-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By LittleExplorers
I started with the redleaf calendar keeper and...

I started with the redleaf calendar keeper and then made Google sheets instead. They ca be updated from any device as they are stored in my Google drive. I love the convenience.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By LittleExplorers
We love nature scavenger hunts, snow painting,...

We love nature scavenger hunts, snow painting, using the breadmaker, and parachute games right now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,488
Posted By LittleExplorers
I am more concerned with others freaking out. We...

I am more concerned with others freaking out. We need masks for working on our project property and are no longer able to find them. It's annoying, but I understand why some have fears. It's new and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 990
Posted By LittleExplorers
I had one county assisted family. I charged them...

I had one county assisted family. I charged them upfront my whole fee and refunded them what I got paid by the county.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By LittleExplorers
Do you currently work outside of the home? I used...

Do you currently work outside of the home? I used to commute to my job, leaving at 6:00 and getting home at 5 or 5:30 as a single parent. It can be done. You may need to rethink prek. How far uus the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By LittleExplorers
We fenced in a small area ourselves. It wasn't...

We fenced in a small area ourselves. It wasn't required, but it helps me. We are surrounded by fields, which sometimes are planted with corn and not worth the risk. We have over an acre so the whole...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By LittleExplorers
This! Send them away at the door if they are not...

This! Send them away at the door if they are not in what you consider appropriate.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By LittleExplorers
If your daycare families are low income, can you...

If your daycare families are low income, can you qualify them? That's how it works here, though I have never done it.

Can you look at lowering what you put into the daycare in extras? It seems...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,935
Posted By LittleExplorers
I just use my printer scanner and scan them into...

I just use my printer scanner and scan them into my Google drive. No risk of a computer crashing and losing the info if I save them in my drive. I don't see the need to keep the paper/ regiater...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By LittleExplorers
I closed W-the following Monday. My kids come...

I closed W-the following Monday. My kids come first and I would expect families to be out for 5-7 days. It's not worth the risk of spreading germs and my son is in 5th grade.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By LittleExplorers
I don't require payment until they return, but...

I don't require payment until they return, but most drop it off anyway. I have great families and it hasn't been an issue. They know they must have the tuition check to drop off their child. I also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By LittleExplorers
This! I tell them if the child is sleeping, they...

This! I tell them if the child is sleeping, they need their rest. Ask them what their routine looks like. Do they have one? Do they go outside to play after daycare or plop the child in front of a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By LittleExplorers
I only take teachers kids as I am closed in the...

I only take teachers kids as I am closed in the summer, but I will say charging for a full year but only providing 9 months of care wouldn't work here. Parents would just leave. Providers near me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By LittleExplorers
So many of these can be made healthy too. I used...

So many of these can be made healthy too. I used to make home made granola bars but can't anymore because that are considered desserts. Same with oatmeal squares.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By LittleExplorers
I would charge two and then give a warning. I...

I would charge two and then give a warning. I don't want extra money, I want pick ups to be on time. Two strikes and you can find new care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By LittleExplorers
Along with the others, it is one of the few I...

Along with the others, it is one of the few I exclude the household for.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By LittleExplorers
I do. I have great parents right now. By telling...

I do. I have great parents right now. By telling them, they watch for the symptoms and exclude if the see the signs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 791
Posted By LittleExplorers
You can serve non-vegeterians meatless meals. I...

You can serve non-vegeterians meatless meals. I don't have any vegetarian kids, but serve meatless meals at least once a week. Once you become familiar with the various protein options, it's quite...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-22-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 470
Posted By LittleExplorers
Actual Use For Dishwasher

How to I track to use actual use on a new dishwasher? One load per weekday is always daycare.

I also cook at night and feed daycare the leftovers the next day, so the second wash has thjose...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 754
Posted By LittleExplorers
I am so sorry. There are a lot of good...

I am so sorry.

There are a lot of good books for kids on loss and grief. I would hope the parents will have spoken to the kids about it. Handle it in a way that feels right to you. Hugs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By LittleExplorers
In the future, don't ask. I will be starting...

In the future, don't ask. I will be starting story time x date. I will need x form signed. If you do not wish for your child to attend, you must find alternate care during that time and tuition will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,213
Posted By LittleExplorers
How rude. I would term immediately. I need trust...

How rude. I would term immediately. I need trust in our working relationship and if your kid pukes and you send him the next morning, trust is gone. Respect for me and my business is gone. If there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By LittleExplorers
I would say, then I suggest you get your back up...

I would say, then I suggest you get your back up plan in place. I do not offer sick care. Hope x feels better!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By LittleExplorers
These look awesome and affordable too!

These look awesome and affordable too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By LittleExplorers
Next time a parent gives meds before daycare,...

Next time a parent gives meds before daycare, send them right back out the door. Immunizations or not. With the fever Tuesday afternoon, they would be out Wed and Thursday here.

As for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By LittleExplorers
In my area, unless you were a licensed teacher,...

In my area, unless you were a licensed teacher, you would have trouble filling up. Even if you are, you might have trouble. People need all day care and our local schools provider before and after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By LittleExplorers
For us, its the school or the census. I am on the...

For us, its the school or the census. I am on the lower paid tier and people 3 miles from me get the higher tier. I still do it because I wouldn't feed the kids any differently. I put the money into...
Forum: Curriculum 11-13-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,637
Posted By LittleExplorers
This year we are making ornaments with hand...

This year we are making ornaments with hand prints on mini tree slabs. We are cutting down trees at our project property, so I am making use of them. The kids paint a paper ornament every year that I...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-07-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By LittleExplorers
Thanks. She does sub for other people but does...

Thanks. She does sub for other people but does not have a business name. She pays for her own trainings and her DHS backround check is attached to multiple providers. Does that mean I need to set her...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-07-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By LittleExplorers
Substitutes and Taxes

What is needed for subs for taxes? There is a local provider who closed and is now subbing. I consulted my tax person and he said she needs a contract. She doesn't have one but is willing to create...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By LittleExplorers
One flat rate regardless of attendance. I run on...

One flat rate regardless of attendance. I run on the school calendar and charge for all non-school days I am closed except for summers. Part-time is significantly higher per day than full time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By LittleExplorers
What is your reason for closing? That is a factor...

What is your reason for closing? That is a factor for me. Is it road safety, kids getting stuck there etc. We live in the country and are the very last road to be plowed. If school is late, I close....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By LittleExplorers
Ears? I had one who showed no signs of ear...

Ears? I had one who showed no signs of ear infections other than not sleeping.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
Posted By LittleExplorers
I like to turn it around on the parents and ask...

I like to turn it around on the parents and ask what their post daycare routine is. Do they have one? Do the get outside to play, then in electronics etc.

I have a 3.5 year old who won't nap for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 335,592
Posted By LittleExplorers
Thank you and sorry to hear of your loss. It's...

Thank you and sorry to hear of your loss. It's such a difficult experience to go through.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 335,592
Posted By LittleExplorers
We have been going through infertility treatments...

We have been going through infertility treatments for years and I have been feeling off the past few days. I took a test on a who has it is early, but I got a faint positive! Fingers crossed our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By LittleExplorers
I have never thought of this. What is the purpose...

I have never thought of this. What is the purpose of this? Maybe I need one too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By LittleExplorers
Dear mom, it seems as though our current...

Dear mom, it seems as though our current contracted hours are no longer working for you. Tuition is based on the number of hours x is in care. Effective next week, your new weekly tuition would be x....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By LittleExplorers
I don't know what babywiswe is, but I would...

I don't know what babywiswe is, but I would suggest mom finds a nanny if that's what she is looking for.

Why didn't she talk to yu when you told her how the day went instead of texting when she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By LittleExplorers
I would say both DCMs are late and would need to...

I would say both DCMs are late and would need to pay. It would be no different if a DCP line up Grandma etc to pick up and Grandma was late. I would probably address it before it happens though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5,818
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 651,801
Posted By LittleExplorers
That's exactly what I was thinking! :lol:

That's exactly what I was thinking! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5,818
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 651,801
Posted By LittleExplorers
Read the guide

We have regioanl grants we can apply for once a yaer. There is a step by step guide on how to apply. I am happy to help others, but seriously read the guide. It's what it is there for.


I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 23,514
Posted By LittleExplorers
Lots of open ended questions. I like to ask...

Lots of open ended questions.

I like to ask what they are looking for in a provider and what questions they have for me which generally leads into policies etc. If I know what they are looking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By LittleExplorers
They are not allowed in my care. I don't take...

They are not allowed in my care. I don't take school agers but had a parent ask if her 4 year old could have his iPad during nap because he doesn't nap as long any more. That was a hard no, but I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By LittleExplorers
I try to check Wednesdays, but it's usually...

I try to check Wednesdays, but it's usually Fridays. We live in a rural area with little selection and high prices for what is near us. That gives them the weekend to shop or time to order online. I...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 08-29-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 709
Posted By LittleExplorers
The providers in my area don't carry the...

The providers in my area don't carry the insurance and that's not something I am willing to do. I will probably just skip it.

Thanks for your input.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,039
Posted By LittleExplorers
We don't do any screen time except the occasional...

We don't do any screen time except the occasional cosmic kids yoga. I would take away all tablet time for a month and see what happens. I wouldn't push reading though. She may need downtime after...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 08-26-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 709
Posted By LittleExplorers
Commercial Auto Insurance

Does anyone in MN have a recommendation for commercial auto insurance that isn't insanely expensive? I don't want to regularly travel, but for the next few months, I have only one kid on Thursdays,...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 07-02-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 680
Posted By LittleExplorers
Fence Expenses

We are putting in a fence ourselves. Where does th3 expense of materials and tools go in tax forms? I am funding it with grant money if that makes a difference.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,178
Posted By LittleExplorers
If the 5 miles would make it so they can not pick...

If the 5 miles would make it so they can not pick up or drop off on time, I would refund. I am rural and first thought no way would I refund, but we just came back from Austin, Tx where 5 miles would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,267
Posted By LittleExplorers
Sounds like he is on a fishing expedition against...

Sounds like he is on a fishing expedition against mom with the health comment. I would seek legal advice or check with Tom Copeland as others have mentioned, but I would not send him anything and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,199
Posted By LittleExplorers
We are outside by 9:30, in for lunch around 11:45...

We are outside by 9:30, in for lunch around 11:45 then back out as soon as everyone is up from nap and diapers are changed etc, so about 3:30. We stay out until I close at 4:30.

During the winter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 892
Posted By LittleExplorers
I got most of my first families from local...

I got most of my first families from local Facebook groups. Our local early childhood office also gets lots of calls and asked that we call them when we have openings so they can refer parents.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By LittleExplorers
I love retractable gates. Retractagate...

I love retractable gates.

Retractagate (brand name) is certified for the top of the steps. I also have a summer infant brand one for the bottom of the steps. The summer infant one isn't holding...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 882
Posted By LittleExplorers
You could always ask if parents are ok sharing...

You could always ask if parents are ok sharing contact info so she could invite them to her to home or party venue.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By LittleExplorers
Oh my! I bet that is one neck of a story!

Oh my! I bet that is one neck of a story!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 939
Posted By LittleExplorers
I agree with Cat Herder. I also would not...

I agree with Cat Herder.

I also would not negotiate because it's s family friend. Keep business and friends seperate. Why should you get paid less so she can save money? If you wiggle on price,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 335,592
Posted By LittleExplorers
Helped out one of my families by opening early...

Helped out one of my families by opening early last minute for them. Mom thanked me numerous times. It feels good to be appreciated. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,199
Posted By LittleExplorers
You won't regret it once you do. :D As...

You won't regret it once you do. :D

As someone else said, only you know the need in your area. My first year I adjusted to fill spots and in the long run, I regretted it. Now finishing my second...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-30-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
Posted By LittleExplorers
Did she discuss time off and transportation in...

Did she discuss time off and transportation in the contract? If she is violating her contract, I would probably just cut ties. What does it say for paid time off?

If she is not violating her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,104
Posted By LittleExplorers
Maybe he needs a quick morning nap? What is his...

Maybe he needs a quick morning nap? What is his sleep routine? I had one kiddo who brought a laminated photo of mom. For some, that might make it worse though.

Have you talked to Mom? Is there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2019, 11:30 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By LittleExplorers
Parents who run restaurants at home so their kids...

Parents who run restaurants at home so their kids will eat drive me crazy.

No mom, who used to provide all organic food for her kiddo, I will not serve ranch at every meal for her nor will I...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-24-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By LittleExplorers
Thank you for your perspective. What records...

Thank you for your perspective. What records should I keep from tracking and how long if I want to use the compromise way?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By LittleExplorers
How I would handle is is let them go. You run a...

How I would handle is is let them go. You run a business, they don't run you. They didn't follow the rules the first time and you took them back so they are not going to follow your rules no matter...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-23-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By LittleExplorers
Fence Question

My own kids are 8 & 10 and we have no personal need for a fence. We are considering one for the purpose of the little daycare kids, mostly toddlers. It would be a small fence as we have a few acres...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By LittleExplorers
Self care is so important. Take a sick day if you...

Self care is so important. Take a sick day if you are miserable. Feel better!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By LittleExplorers
This is very confusing. I would just take away...

This is very confusing. I would just take away the unpaid vacation maybe discount the week by 50%. In the child cares my kids attended, one week meant one week for both kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By LittleExplorers
I can see it being a legit inquiry sometimes, but...

I can see it being a legit inquiry sometimes, but this man couldn't answer how old the kids were.

A sign is a good idea!

We have almost 2 acres so a fence isn't an option. I think more than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By LittleExplorers
Yes, the state and the county both do. :dislike:

Yes, the state and the county both do. :dislike:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By LittleExplorers
Home Security Ideas

What do you do for safety and security? I hate that our address is posted online.

I had a strange older man stop and ask questions about me being a daycare. We are in the country on a road that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By LittleExplorers
I use Neutrogena for sun screen. If they aren't...

I use Neutrogena for sun screen. If they aren't ok with that one, they provide it. It's the only one that doesn't bug my son's skin, so it's the only one I buy.

Bug spray, they provide.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By LittleExplorers
What are the program's rules? If it was a job,...

What are the program's rules? If it was a job, she would not have been paid. Did she report working and completing the hours? If so, she needs to complete the hours. If not, my vote would be no....
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 04-15-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By LittleExplorers
Hi :) I have my masters degree in Marriage and...

Hi :) I have my masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and one of my practicums was in play therapy. While I am not currently practicing, the knowledge is certainly helpful and I have been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,063
Posted By LittleExplorers
I have never done it so it would be a good idea...

I have never done it so it would be a good idea to check into it. I have not heard anything in my t rainjngs that you can't but I haven't read the contract since I started. As our cost goes up, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,788
Posted By LittleExplorers
I cringe when mom's list them as a must have item...

I cringe when mom's list them as a must have item for new mom's. I read the deaths have been due to misuse, keeping baby in them beyond the age/weight/developmental stage they are meant for....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By LittleExplorers
If she wants a guarantee to return to Friday's,...

If she wants a guarantee to return to Friday's, she would need to pay for the day now. I have varied rates as well, but they pay for the days they need care, regardless of attendance.
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