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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,020
Posted By kpa0627
okay i just wasn't sure. i had read on another...

okay i just wasn't sure. i had read on another discussion board that a lady here in ks was trying to figure out what the rule was because she thought she had to close due to licensing rules.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,020
Posted By kpa0627
If You Are Under A State Of Emergency Due To Weather Do You Have To Close?

I'm in Kansas and needless to say the weather is terrible. Snow, Ice & very unsafe. We are under a State of Emergency and it was announced at 6am this morning. I just found about it recently...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,217
Posted By kpa0627
Daycare Closing

okay i'm just gonna be honest. my husband and i are getting a divorce and i am moving back to where i am from. i am closing the daycare on february 25th. i need a good letter to the parents...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-05-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,321
Posted By kpa0627
So, will the state send me a form with what they...

So, will the state send me a form with what they paid me? I have receipts that state payments made by her and payments made by the state but just wondering.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-05-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,321
Posted By kpa0627
W10 For Parents Who Use State Assistance

Ok, so I have a parent who receives state assistance. So, once a month I get a payment from the State for that month. She is then left with the rest of the payment to cover what I charge for the...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-05-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,037
Posted By kpa0627
Do I Need To Pay Estimated Tax Now Or April

I was reading somewhere that said if you think you are going to owe 1000 or more on taxes then you need to fill out the Form 1040-ES. After you fill that out it will tell you what you need to pay by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 37,987
Posted By kpa0627
Does This Termination Letter Sound Okay?

December 13, 2010
To :

This letter will serve as notice of termination of care for ****** ***xx for the following reason/s:
Parent disagreements with Provider's policies stated...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,215
Posted By kpa0627
Yeah, this is her third child so she's not a new...

Yeah, this is her third child so she's not a new mom. Also, her son went through a biting issue and was biting every other day for about a month and so I talked to her often about it and told her it...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-10-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,621
Posted By kpa0627
Parents, Would You Be Upset?

A child in my daycare got bit by another child today over a toy. They are both 23 months old. It did not break the skin so I cleaned it off put an ice pack on it and then filled out an accident...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,215
Posted By kpa0627
Yeah I will make sure and save the texts. I do...

Yeah I will make sure and save the texts. I do enjoy the child. He's a good boy. I've been watching him for 10 months. But I'm just frustrated with the parent situation :-( Im just trying to figure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,215
Posted By kpa0627
Child Got Bit... Parent is MAD!

A child in my daycare got bit by another child today over a toy. They are both 23 months old. It did not break the skin so I cleaned it off put an ice pack on it and then filled out an accident...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,084
Posted By kpa0627
So, I didn't end up having to call the doctor...

So, I didn't end up having to call the doctor after all. Once again he threw up everywhere while here so I called mom and told her she had to come pick him up. She came shortly after and got him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,084
Posted By kpa0627
Yes, I did take him at 7am this morning because...

Yes, I did take him at 7am this morning because she brought the doctors note in. IF there would have been no note I would have told her it had not been 24 hours. My policy states either 24 hours or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,084
Posted By kpa0627
I'm so glad you asked this question. I just ran...

I'm so glad you asked this question. I just ran into this problem today. I had a child who was not himself on Monday. No fevers or anything but just laid around ALL day..... very unlike him. He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,016
Posted By kpa0627
Family Child Care Provider & Foster Parent

HI,
I have an in home daycare and am interested in becoming a foster parent also. Is there anyone on here that does both? I've been wanting to be a foster parent for a long time! I only want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,550
Posted By kpa0627
Even the center I worked in... we always got...

Even the center I worked in... we always got presents for each of the children. It was from the entire group of teachers and then if individual teachers wanted to do something more for all the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,550
Posted By kpa0627
I have a total of 11 daycare children so I was...

I have a total of 11 daycare children so I was really freaking out on what in the world I could get each of them that was nice but not overly expensive. 7 little ones and 4 school agers.
Well, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,364
Posted By kpa0627
I saw in a magazine where the kids painted them...

I saw in a magazine where the kids painted them and then added a goggly eye on one side and a fin on the other for a fish craft then hung them up. It was cute.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,911
Posted By kpa0627
Thanks everyone! I'm loving all of these ideas!

Thanks everyone! I'm loving all of these ideas!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,930
Posted By kpa0627
I decided to put in my contract that I am closed...

I decided to put in my contract that I am closed on Veteran's Day. My husband is in the military so I knew he would get this day off so it would be nice for us to both have a day off on a weekday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,911
Posted By kpa0627
Great ideas Crystal. I'm looking for cheap ways...

Great ideas Crystal. I'm looking for cheap ways to add to prop boxes for my themes too so these ideas will be really helpful when I'm gathering my stuff.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,911
Posted By kpa0627
I read that one provider had a local pizza place...

I read that one provider had a local pizza place donate new pizza boxes and she uses them for marble painting. Does anyone else have any good ideas?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,911
Posted By kpa0627
melskids- Great ideas! I bet doctors offices...

melskids- Great ideas! I bet doctors offices would donate band aids, gloves, and other stuff too if you told them you wanted to do a doctors theme for your little ones.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,911
Posted By kpa0627
Crystal, That's a great idea.... I will add...

Crystal,
That's a great idea.... I will add wood working shops and lumber stores to the list! Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated :-)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,303
Posted By kpa0627
I daycare assistant can NOT be treated as an...

I daycare assistant can NOT be treated as an independent contractor when it comes to taxes. You can probably get away with it but if they chose to audit you..... you'd get into trouble on that one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,911
Posted By kpa0627
Have You Asked Businesses to Donate Things For Your Daycare?

I went to a conference last weekend and in one of the classes she mentioned ways to gather free paper. She said you can call
*architect businesses (old blueprints)
*local newspaper (ask for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,032
Posted By kpa0627
I actually just joined a group that conducts...

I actually just joined a group that conducts these reviews twice a year and the score I get on it qualifies me for different grant amounts. I had my first assessment 3 weeks ago. She was here for 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,422
Posted By kpa0627
I accept state pay and haven't had a problem with...

I accept state pay and haven't had a problem with it. I have one child enrolled in it now. I get paid the 1st of the month for that month. The state pays me $260 per month and it's there either the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 16,389
Posted By kpa0627
Late Pick Up Letter

I want some opinions on how this letter sounds before I print it off and hand it to the parents tomorrow morning. Please let me know what you think! Thanks :-)

Parents,
I have gotten rid of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,620
Posted By kpa0627
At My Wits End.... About in Tears!!!!!

We all know there's good and bad days at daycare but today has been the WORST! I've been in the early childhood field for 5 years and never felt this way. I have 6 children today. three 22 month old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2010, 05:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,802
Posted By kpa0627
I make roughly $3,000 a month after paying my...

I make roughly $3,000 a month after paying my assistant and picking up a few things for projects and such. My food program pays me enough that I don't have to pay anything out of pocket for food so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,593
Posted By kpa0627
I don't see anything wrong with that area. It...

I don't see anything wrong with that area. It looks like it's a pretty descent size. I'd say as long as the door was kept open so you could easily peek in there it would be fine. Just make sure...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-01-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,896
Posted By kpa0627
NY- I just got done reading the Record Keeping...

NY- I just got done reading the Record Keeping Book by Tom Copeland and from my understanding if you store anything daycare related in a garage you can count that whole space as daycare space.... so...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-01-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,896
Posted By kpa0627
NY- claim gas/mileage, your time percentage...

NY- claim gas/mileage, your time percentage should include ALL hours you had children in care and hours used for planning/preparing/cleaning (anything to do with the daycare) so that will get your...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-24-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,349
Posted By kpa0627
Yes you must count it as income. But, you are...

Yes you must count it as income. But, you are able to deduct what you actually spent in groceries. More than likely you will spend more than you make so it shouldn't hurt you in any way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,258
Posted By kpa0627
I have a problem with this too. So I'm going to...

I have a problem with this too. So I'm going to type up "Speeding Ticket" with a cute car by it and print off about 5 and have them laminated. If a child is "speeding" (running) they get sent to a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,833
Posted By kpa0627
Frustrated.... Daycare Assistant Issues

I have a daycare assistant that comes in 2 hours a day Monday through Friday so I can step out and run errands, attend appointments, do homework, etc. She's been here for 2 months. She comes mostly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,549
Posted By kpa0627
Who's Here Chart

I'm trying to find a who's here chart. Something like this one...
Forum: Curriculum 09-17-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,663
Posted By kpa0627
Having a Daycare and Going to School... hmmm

So, right now I am a licensed in home daycare provider. I am full capacity and I do enjoy what I do. I have an assistant who meets all licensing requirements that comes in 2 hours each day so I can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,025
Posted By kpa0627
Daycare Pets

Does anyone have a pet for their daycare? I want to get something but I don't know what. Fish, Hamster, Lizard.... I just don't know. I want it to be something they can help feed/water and possibly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,185
Posted By kpa0627
I'm glad you're enjoying MGT! I don't have the...

I'm glad you're enjoying MGT! I don't have the answer to your question but I was wondering if you are still liking it a lot more than Funshine Express? I'm using FE right now. Not that impressed...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-09-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,820
Posted By kpa0627
I think I've Made a Huge Mistake

I started babysitting mid February of 2010 and then started my licensed in home daycare June of 2010. I've made quite a bit of money on the tuition that I charge per child and I have been on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,964
Posted By kpa0627
I like your fabric covered wall hanging. How did...

I like your fabric covered wall hanging. How did you make that? I'm wanting to make a few of those to use as bulletin boards to hang art work/papers/etc. on.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,411
Posted By kpa0627
Website For Printable Labels

I'm getting ready to label EVERYTHING in my daycare rooms. Does anyone know any good websites that has some labels with the words and pictures of the object ready to print? It would sure save ALOT...
Forum: Curriculum 08-27-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,308
Posted By kpa0627
I also got my buttercups today. I think the...

I also got my buttercups today. I think the projects look neat and it looks like they add a lot of supplemental activities to incorporate. The books were nice and stamps and manipulative toy. I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,150
Posted By kpa0627
Are they paying for the preschool that they are...

Are they paying for the preschool that they are sending him to for the 3 hours each day? If so, do you know how much they're paying there?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,849
Posted By kpa0627
Giving Tree

I'm thinking about coming up with a posterboard tree that has colorful leaves that state things on them that the daycare is in need of or could always use at some point and if a parent chooses to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,739
Posted By kpa0627
How Many Kids do You Have? How Many are You Licensed to Have?

Just wondering how many children you care for and how many you are allowed to have (licensing rules)? Do you choose to have less than you're allowed or is it because you haven't been able to fill the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,613
Posted By kpa0627
How did you affix the labels?

How did you affix the labels?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,534
Posted By kpa0627
Absolutely Adorable. So colorful and cute! Thanks...

Absolutely Adorable. So colorful and cute! Thanks for sharing pics with us :-)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,534
Posted By kpa0627
Show us some pics of MGT...

Show us some pics of MGT activities/posters/supplements/etc. :-) I'm debating between Funshine and MGT.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,012
Posted By kpa0627
yeah i was full all summer and making a pretty...

yeah i was full all summer and making a pretty good income but starting September 13th I will only have 4 full time little ones and 3 school agers (but only on days school is closed). I really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,012
Posted By kpa0627
Feeling Discouraged

I was so happy because I had 6 full time little ones enrolled for when school starts back up (I can have 7 but I want to do only 6). Well, yesterday I had 2 moms give me a 3 week notice. One of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,115
Posted By kpa0627
I Might Need Surgery? What To Do...

I just went to obgyn yesterday where they found a 2 inch cyst on my right ovary. I go back in 6 weeks so they can do an ultrasound and see if it's the same size or has gotten any bigger and if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,105
Posted By kpa0627
We never really had problems with our...

We never really had problems with our relationship before I started the daycare. He was supportive when I told him I wanted to do this. But now he's completely not! The other day I had some left...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,105
Posted By kpa0627
No, he's in the military so he's not home during...

No, he's in the military so he's not home during the day. Sometimes he gets off early and will be home for the last hour or two of kids. I just don't get it. He does say he just feels like this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,105
Posted By kpa0627
Does Daycare Affect Your Marriage/Relationship?

Ok so my husband is just not very supportive of me running a daycare in our home. We have a 4 bedroom 2 bathroom house and it is just him and I. I use the front 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,204
Posted By kpa0627
Parent Donations

What are some things that your parents donate that you use for projects? I'm thinking of making a list of supplies that most people just throw away and asking if they will bring in the stuff so I can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,020
Posted By kpa0627
I just hired on an assistant. I was working...

I just hired on an assistant. I was working 6:30-5:30 Monday through Friday and was feeling a little overwhelmed (also going to college). So, I hired someone to come in from 1pm to 3pm so I can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,207
Posted By kpa0627
Prop Boxes

Do any of you have prop boxes on hand that correlate with your theme so you can pull them out for that week? If so, what do you use as your "box" and how do you label/organize them? Do you purchase...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-19-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,301
Posted By kpa0627
In my professional opinion 24...

In my professional opinion 24 toddler/preschoolers is way too many for 2 teachers to effectively watch. I do not think these kids would get great attention and probably receive the bare minimum (fed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,301
Posted By kpa0627
Mother Goose Time or Funshine Express

I have enrolled:
Three 21 month olds
Two 2 year olds
One 3 year old.
I'm debating on either using Funshine Express or Mother Goose Time.
Funshine Express Buttercups is now infant-36 months so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,419
Posted By kpa0627
Ugh... Resorting to Mandatory Nap for School Agers This Summer!?!

I have 3 school age boys and they are brothers. A set of twins who are 6 and the other is 7. I have tried everything during rest to keep them quiet (movie, library time, quiet activities) but they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,166
Posted By kpa0627
Cheap Places to Order Art Supplies/Toys/Etc.

I know of discount school supply and oriental trading supply but are there any others that you know of that are descent priced art stuff and toys?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,057
Posted By kpa0627
Looking for Food Program Inspection tips....

My first scheduled inspection from the food program will be coming next Thursday. Is there anything I should be aware of? What all do they watch for? They will be here @ 10 am and I don't know when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,842
Posted By kpa0627
Ok well that's kinda good to know. I wonder if...

Ok well that's kinda good to know. I wonder if anyone else has had this happen and what they did?!?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,637
Posted By kpa0627
Veggiemom- How do you not serve meat? Do you just...

Veggiemom- How do you not serve meat? Do you just do peanut butter, eggs, cheese, dry beans and such all the time?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,637
Posted By kpa0627
I am on the highest tier so I get reimbursed the...

I am on the highest tier so I get reimbursed the most out of the 2 tiers. Granted I've only done this for two weeks but I made my menus according to food program guidelines and have only spent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,637
Posted By kpa0627
Food Program Question!

I have been on the food program for only two weeks and each week I've spent $20 more than what I should be reimbursed.... which is no big deal. I'm getting ready to start bargain grocery shopping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,659
Posted By kpa0627
School Age Activities (Beach Theme)

I'm doing a beach theme next week and want some good ideas of activities/crafts to do with them. We are talking about under the sea and beaches next week. The boys are 6 & 7.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,842
Posted By kpa0627
Question Getting Caught.....

So, I was looking over my enrollment and realized I'm going to be 1 over ratio on Tuesdays and Thursdays because I have an infant in care (which changes ratio guidelines). I am planning on giving...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,285
Posted By kpa0627
oh i just checked the website and i guess they've...

oh i just checked the website and i guess they've changed it. butter cups is for 6 months-3 years and fireflies is 3 to 5 year olds. now i know which one to order :-)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,285
Posted By kpa0627
The website says buttercups is 9 months-24 months...

The website says buttercups is 9 months-24 months and fireflies is 2-5 year olds.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,285
Posted By kpa0627
Question Funshine Express- use Buttercups or Fireflies??

I want to order funshine express but don't know if I should purchase the buttercup or fireflies packs for some of my ages.
*9 month old (Buttercup)
*2 19 month olds (Buttercup)
*3 year old...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 06-08-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,544
Posted By kpa0627
Where to get Business Insurance and Cost?

I rent a home and run a licensed daycare in it in Kansas. Where do you all get your daycare insurance? How much does it cost you? I've called a few insurance agencies in my area but they all say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,366
Posted By kpa0627
Daycare Layout in New House... Need Opinions!

I am moving to a new house this week and need to get everything organized and decorated for the new daycare to open soon. When you walk into the house the first two bedrooms to the left will be for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,440
Posted By kpa0627
Any Military Spouses/Daycare Providers here?

My husband and I just got to our first duty station... Fort Riley, KS a few months ago and I have started my in home daycare since we moved here. Just wondering if there are any other military wives...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,471
Posted By kpa0627
I just checked out their website and they still...

I just checked out their website and they still say Fireflies is for ages 2-5. Am I missing something?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,752
Posted By kpa0627
I know it seems odd about rates going down but...

I know it seems odd about rates going down but this is how they were:
ages infant-two is 125 a week
ages two-5 is 110 a week

I have now changed the rates and ages of rates to this:
ages...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,376
Posted By kpa0627
See the thing is a week before i sent out the...

See the thing is a week before i sent out the newsletter i specifically told her one on one "hey in July your rates are going from $125 a week to $120 a week since _______ is going to be 19 months...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,376
Posted By kpa0627
I Know I Shouldn't Feel Bad But....

Ok, so I'm just really upset! I sent out a newsletter this morning informing parents that their child care rates would be changing along with some other normal info along with it. I stated that I...
Forum: Curriculum 05-10-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,766
Posted By kpa0627
Do You Pay for Curriculum or Do Parents?

I'm going to start using a curriculum in August (I think Funshine Express but not for sure). Do you pay for the curriculum yourself or do you have each parent pay for it month to month or a one time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,471
Posted By kpa0627
I Need a Cute Newsletter Template

Has anyone found a cute template that you can find on the internet and save it then just type in your own info? I want to find a cute/simple one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,805
Posted By kpa0627
School Agers... What to DO??

I'm moving soon and becoming licensed so I will have 6 children between ages of infant-5 years. But I am also able to add 4 school age children too. I don't know that I'm going to have 4 but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 17,462
Posted By kpa0627
twin mama, do you get reimbursed for the meals...

twin mama,
do you get reimbursed for the meals you feed your girls?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 17,462
Posted By kpa0627
Oh really, I will be on tier 2 also and with 6...

Oh really, I will be on tier 2 also and with 6 kids eating bfast, lunch and snack each day it ends up being 58.50 a week for reimbursement (that's if they are all here all 5 days!)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 17,462
Posted By kpa0627
Ok thanks for replies. I understand it a little...

Ok thanks for replies. I understand it a little better. I will no longer look at it as to cover ALL expenses but simply reimburse me for part of my food expenses. What do you guys usually spend a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 17,462
Posted By kpa0627
Does Food Program Really Cover Food Costs?

Just wondering.... because I am signing up for the food program soon. If I have 6 children that eat Breakfast, Lunch and 1 snack Monday through Friday and am on the tier that gets paid the lowest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,975
Posted By kpa0627
Along with my handbook, contract, forms and all...

Along with my handbook, contract, forms and all that I have a "Getting to Know My Child" sheet that the parents fill out. It's simple questions like favorite foods, favorite activity, what child is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2010, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,683
Posted By kpa0627
Deposits??

I'm thinking about implementing a deposit for when a parent signs their child up for care. What is it used for exactly though. Do you charge a deposit equal to two weeks of care and then keep it?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,990
Posted By kpa0627
I appreciate your words of wisdom. Because...

I appreciate your words of wisdom. Because you're right sometimes we do try so hard to make every little thing perfect and it is so stressful. I'm already feeling the stress and I haven't even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,990
Posted By kpa0627
USDA Food Program Menus

I'm trying to get a menu together for my new daycare. I understand all the components of the food program but my menu seems boring. If you are in the food program could you maybe give me some ideas...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,989
Posted By kpa0627
Original Kat, I love the idea of the clear...

Original Kat,
I love the idea of the clear plastic paper trays as parent mailboxes. I'm going to purchase those and use that idea! Thanks :-)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,989
Posted By kpa0627
Parent Folders/Cubbies/Coat Racks

Hi everyone! I'm trying to find cute/cheap things to use for storing parent folders and cubbies for each child and a coat rack. Does anyone have any clever ideas that are on the cheapish side? Post...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,335
Posted By kpa0627
Online Classes

Has anyone taken any online classes/workshops,etc. that is Early Childhood Education/Daycare related? I'm not talking about classes for college credit but just classes in general that might cost $20,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,920
Posted By kpa0627
Look into your licensing rules. In Kansas it's a...

Look into your licensing rules. In Kansas it's a requirement for all children to spend @ least 1 hour outside each day (weather permitting).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,397
Posted By kpa0627
7 - 2 1/2 year olds is a lot to handle. I'm sure...

7 - 2 1/2 year olds is a lot to handle. I'm sure that you can do it but if you feel like you need extra help to be able to do more circle time, projects, activities, etc. then I would look into...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-21-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,109
Posted By kpa0627
I am an in home provider and am having a little...

I am an in home provider and am having a little issue with a child biting too. The second I go to change a diaper or put the pizza in the oven or go to the bathroom myself is when he goes in for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,244
Posted By kpa0627
I'm in Manhattan, KS. The new rates do reflect...

I'm in Manhattan, KS. The new rates do reflect the average rate for a licensed in home in this area. I am registered now so I have my rates set a little cheaper but when I become licensed I want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,244
Posted By kpa0627
My current rates are: infant-18 months full...

My current rates are:
infant-18 months full time (26-50 hrs.) 125 a week---- new rate will be 135
and i've been charging different rates for part time: 2 days-50, 3 days-75, etc.------------ with...
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