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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you! Leaving a flyer at the front desk is a...

Thank you! Leaving a flyer at the front desk is a great idea.

I am in a small community with 1 HS and 6 other elem schools (pre-k - 8th grade) plus a few others that are nearby. We have a ton of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By Baby Beluga
I currently have 2 teacher clients who don't work...

I currently have 2 teacher clients who don't work breaks or summers and have had a couple of other inquiries for part timers who also don't work breaks or summer. So I think (hope!) there would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By Baby Beluga
Help Me Write an Ad, Please?

I am interested in making the move to teacher-only clients.

What I would like to do is:

Charge a higher rate during the school year.

Be closed during all school breaks and summer break...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By Baby Beluga
I do not know the name of the set you have, but...

I do not know the name of the set you have, but these look similar:

https://www.lakeshorelearning.com/products/blocks-manipulatives/light-tables-accessories/crystal-climbers/p/LK467
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By Baby Beluga
It may be an option. I was actually just...

It may be an option. I was actually just searching long fences. If I got rid of my kitchen/dramatic play area it would make the perfect blocked off area for the little one. I could possibly move the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By Baby Beluga
Exactly. It's not fair to her.

Exactly. It's not fair to her.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By Baby Beluga
Cancelling Holding a Spot - Help Please!

DCG 5 just graduated to K.

DCG sister is 7 months and parents want to hold a spot for her to begin when she is 12 months/developmentally ready.

I agreed to hold the spot at a rate of 50% per...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By Baby Beluga
I agree with all PP's, send her to her room. I...

I agree with all PP's, send her to her room. I had (and still do) do this with my own daughter. And now I have to place my 16 month old over the gate separating the classroom from the rest of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By Baby Beluga
They leave their town 9/6 and mom wants him to...

They leave their town 9/6 and mom wants him to start 9/12 as she starts work 9/17 and wants to get the house together before work.

On one hand I see her point. Just jump in to a routine and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By Baby Beluga
Enrolling Sight Unseen?

Family is moving across country from the east coast to the southwest. Mom is an RN and already has a job/schedule. I don't know what dad does. Mom wants to hold a spot for her 4 year old starting in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By Baby Beluga
Totally! I had one who was a mess at any...

Totally!

I had one who was a mess at any meal times. Would NOT listen. I started giving out 1 chocolate morsel for those who listened...,magically the one not listening starting policing herself....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 365
Posted By Baby Beluga
You don't have to give out your bank info with...

You don't have to give out your bank info with Zelle. The payer just needs either your email address or phone number associated with your bank account to add you as a recipient/send money.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Baby Beluga
That's a perfect way of wording it, thank you!...

That's a perfect way of wording it, thank you! May I use it?

I struggled to find a kind way to ask. It's often a touchy subject for many families (especially if the split/divorce is new) but is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Baby Beluga
I have "pre-interview questions" so I can "tailor...

I have "pre-interview questions" so I can "tailor their tour here."

Age of child (if it hasn't already come up)

Desired schedule (full time part/part time) and desired drop off/pick up times ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By Baby Beluga
First link is perfect, thank you! I was having a...

First link is perfect, thank you! I was having a hard time finding something that addressed the choking aspect of going to sleep with a bottle.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By Baby Beluga
Safe Sleep & Bottles

I have searched google but am not putting in the proper terms. Can someone help me find literature on safe sleep and reasons not to let your child sleep with a bottle.

Just found out last night...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By Baby Beluga
This is what is in my HB: Please take note...

This is what is in my HB:

Please take note that the childcare home is not a food allergy free environment. If your child has food allergies, for their safety it may be requested that you provide...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Baby Beluga
I have an entire page dedicated to my potty...

I have an entire page dedicated to my potty training process and philosophy. This is part of it:

As part of group care, (program name) takes children to the restroom every 1.5 - 2 hours unless...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,398
Posted By Baby Beluga
Me time...it is so important. But so is family...

Me time...it is so important. But so is family time. I often find that parents who need a lot of me time, choose to be hands off parents and choosing to keep their children in care beyond what is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,212
Posted By Baby Beluga
CH, how are you today? :hug:

CH, how are you today? :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 724
Posted By Baby Beluga
All DS wears is onsies (bodysuits) with pants or...

All DS wears is onsies (bodysuits) with pants or shorts. He likes to take his diaper off AND put his hands in his diaper. So...there's that. :rolleyes: As long as a DCK is not actively potty training...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Baby Beluga
Mouthing everything is pretty normal until around...

Mouthing everything is pretty normal until around 18 months. I would just give the toddler a spot with specific things she can mouth.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 236
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes, you can. I have a business name that I...

Yes, you can.

I have a business name that I put on paperwork and business cards. I also have things mailed to my business name. I have an EIN. I do not have a registered DBA (although I should...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 625
Posted By Baby Beluga
Wow, I just renewed my CPR/AED/Child care first...

Wow, I just renewed my CPR/AED/Child care first aid through heart savers and it was $40 total.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 976
Posted By Baby Beluga
Raising children has changed in the years, that's...

Raising children has changed in the years, that's for sure.

How old was the interview child? Based on the age, I don't think cutting grapes is an odd request. I would not peel grapes, but I do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By Baby Beluga
I just googled, looks like it's in the theaters...

I just googled, looks like it's in the theaters right now.

ETA: 99% on rotten tomatoes and 8.7/10 for IMDb. Wow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By Baby Beluga
I love Mr. Rodgers. For those with Amazon Prime,...

I love Mr. Rodgers. For those with Amazon Prime, you can watch episodes on prime video.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By Baby Beluga
If you liked them otherwise, would have enrolled...

If you liked them otherwise, would have enrolled if refulx wasn't in play and would consider enrolling in the future once baby is older and refulx is truly under control, then I would mention that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By Baby Beluga
I agree. I think there are two types of...

I agree.

I think there are two types of people. Those who believe their doctors and don't question what they say. And those who realize doctors don't have all the answers and research, question,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By Baby Beluga
From a parental perspective: it becomes your new...

From a parental perspective: it becomes your new normal, sadly. So in a way you have to accept it in order to deal with it. As a parent when DS' airway was blocked it looked like it was no big deal,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By Baby Beluga
I would pass on this baby. Once a baby's...

I would pass on this baby.

Once a baby's reflux is so bad that their airway is blocked, it gets dangerous, quick. Also, if he/she is still "refluxing" (liquid coming up) it means his/her reflux...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By Baby Beluga
That is adorable!

That is adorable!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By Baby Beluga
I like it too. I'd love to see more pictures of...

I like it too. I'd love to see more pictures of your room :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 760
Posted By Baby Beluga
Ehhhh, if you originally said yes and after...

Ehhhh, if you originally said yes and after looking at the numbers you can no longer do it, then yes I personally think she does deserve an explanation. It doesn't have to be a long one. Something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 997
Posted By Baby Beluga
I used to occasionally serve veggies straws as a...

I used to occasionally serve veggies straws as a treat. All of the kids used to eat them like a hamster would, shoving food into their mouth instead of taking a bite, chewing swallowing and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By Baby Beluga
You could look into kiwi co. They send monthly...

You could look into kiwi co. They send monthly crates and tend to be non-plastic. They activity based though and not less open ended then what it looks like the Amazon subscription is.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 580
Posted By Baby Beluga
Nope, I like it too. I also like to smell my...

Nope, I like it too. I also like to smell my produce before bagging it. I get a mini high from smelling fresh celery :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 516
Posted By Baby Beluga
At this point I think I will send my own DD to...

At this point I think I will send my own DD to camp, and enroll all the SA's I can over the summers.

Kidding.

Sort of :D :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 516
Posted By Baby Beluga
6 year old DCB and my own DD are technically the...

6 year old DCB and my own DD are technically the only 2 AS kids. Everyone else starts K in August. Silly me figured that would make a difference :lol:

My own DD is of course the most work of them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 580
Posted By Baby Beluga
Recently I go Friday night after my own kids are...

Recently I go Friday night after my own kids are in bed. The store is quiet and I enjoy it. Then Saturday morning I wash/chop/prep everything so it is ready for the week.

I used to grocery shop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 516
Posted By Baby Beluga
And of course we have grass seed that was planted...

And of course we have grass seed that was planted over the bare spots (that the DCK's no doubt created....) so we can't go in the backyard for 2 weeks.

We're doing other movement activities, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 516
Posted By Baby Beluga
Older Kids

Today I have:

5 year old DCB
6 year old DCB
5 year old DCG
2.5 year old DCB
6 year old - my own daughter
14 month old - my own son

Holy COW these older kids are NUTS. And LOUD. So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Baby Beluga
Done!

Done!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By Baby Beluga
Not at all! I think learning to limit...

Not at all!

I think learning to limit yourself with drawing paper is the same as limiting yourself with anything else. We wouldn't let kids use an entire roll of toilet paper, or an entire...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By Baby Beluga
Right?! I tried it once on DS - it's disgusting,...

Right?! I tried it once on DS - it's disgusting, but it does work.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,185
Posted By Baby Beluga
likethis I agree with both sides. 1) I...

likethis

I agree with both sides.

1) I would never want to be responsible for a child when they are not in my care. If sending a text/checking in were mandatory I would close my doors :o

2)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By Baby Beluga
Made me think of this video: ...

Made me think of this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Satqf2xe0pA
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-21-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,269
Posted By Baby Beluga
This is what I gathered too when reading this. ...

This is what I gathered too when reading this.

And I have no words at the complete audacity, if this is the case.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By Baby Beluga
What about a personalized guitar strap? Maybe...

What about a personalized guitar strap? Maybe something like "love Kindergarten class of 2017" ?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By Baby Beluga
Are you open to giving medication with parents...

Are you open to giving medication with parents approval?

With both of my children I used tiny cold tabs until they were old enough for regular medication. They help a TON.

Also, if she is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes, DS. He wants to be carried everywhere. When...

Yes, DS. He wants to be carried everywhere. When I put him down to walk he throws body on the floor and has a tantrum. Honestly I leave him to work it out and when he is done tantruming he always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By Baby Beluga
I would not say anything about closing until you...

I would not say anything about closing until you have a plan already in place.

Instead, could you offer a referral gift? Money off tuition, gift card, etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By Baby Beluga
I wish we had something like that here. ...

I wish we had something like that here.



I think AZ as a whole doesn't really want licensed family childcare. The process is difficult and last I checked way more expensive when compared to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes. Websites and Facebook. I came across both...

Yes. Websites and Facebook. I came across both ads last night while I was browsing through a local buy/sell FB group.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By Baby Beluga
The frustrating part is in order to make a...

The frustrating part is in order to make a complaint you have to provide darn near everything except your social. And it is all public record. Including the person making the report.

I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By Baby Beluga
So Tired Of Unlicensed Over Ratio Providers

In my state the ratio for unlicensed care is 1:4.

I have come across two programs that advertise themselves as preschools today. One had a ratio of 1:15 and another had a ratio of 1:10.

:mad:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,968
Posted By Baby Beluga
Haha, nothing tonight! I have a meeting with the...

Haha, nothing tonight! I have a meeting with the oral surgeon this evening so DH is in charge of feeding the kids and himself.

Tomorrow is Mississippi roast in the crock pot though :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,968
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you for reassuring me, everyone. ...

Thank you for reassuring me, everyone.



Yes, this is a definite perk!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,968
Posted By Baby Beluga
That's a good idea. That way they expect it. May...

That's a good idea. That way they expect it. May I ask how you bring it up? Just say "fyi, you may smell food while picking up?"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,968
Posted By Baby Beluga
End of Day, Dinner, Thoughts?

I usually make/prep my family's dinner during the DCK's nap time. Then I toss it in the oven or in a skillet to warm and wait until 5:00pm when the last child leaves. Or I prep it during breakfast...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By Baby Beluga
Congratulations!!

Congratulations!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,073
Posted By Baby Beluga
When I enrolled, I kept this in the back of my...

When I enrolled, I kept this in the back of my mind. Told myself she would be here about 6 months, then leave as that was the average time she spent with a provider. But, as the days passed and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,073
Posted By Baby Beluga
Just to clarify, today was the first day DCB...

Just to clarify, today was the first day DCB mentioned Mrs. X.

I don't know. I am super bummed though. I tried to do what was best business wise, and it didn't go over well. Damned if you do and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,073
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes, a younger daughter.

Yes, a younger daughter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,073
Posted By Baby Beluga
Been with me for 10 months. DCB is 2.75 and I am...

Been with me for 10 months. DCB is 2.75 and I am his 5th provider. So, I guess I'm not totally surprised?

Although they gave zero indication of being unhappy. No complaints, questions, nothing....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,073
Posted By Baby Beluga
So... mom gave her 2 week notice tonight. Sent me...

So... mom gave her 2 week notice tonight. Sent me a text and said "please don't take it personal and it has nothing to do with yesterday."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,073
Posted By Baby Beluga
She did not do it on this particular occasion,...

She did not do it on this particular occasion, but she has offered to watch my kids before. I did not ask nor did I take her up on it. Just thanked her for her offer.

But yes, if her DD is this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,073
Posted By Baby Beluga
Absolutely. This isn't the first time I have not...

Absolutely. This isn't the first time I have not allowed DD to come out when DCM's DD requested it. I would have thought mom would have gotten the hint and told her own DD not to ask or to remain in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,073
Posted By Baby Beluga
:lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,073
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thanks everyone. I emailed and told her it...

Thanks everyone.

I emailed and told her it was due to privacy reasons and my DD completing her nightly homework and chores so we could spend family time together without distractions. And it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,073
Posted By Baby Beluga
Parent Text, How to Respond

DCM sent me a text asking why I don't allow my DD to see her DD (who is not enrolled) when she picks up her son. DCM brought her DD in to pick up her DS, and her DD asked to see my DD. I told her she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Baby Beluga
My DS was a terrible reflux baby. We had choking...

My DS was a terrible reflux baby. We had choking episodes.

Honestly, I could not care for a child with severe reflux. If it was mild, absolutely. But if choking episodes and clearing the child's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 698
Posted By Baby Beluga
I do not allow tie shoes until the child can...

I do not allow tie shoes until the child can independtly tie them. And the parents must teach this skill. I have this rule for a couple of reasons.

I do not allow shoes indoors, so the children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By Baby Beluga
Absolutely. I think I am going to hold off...

Absolutely.

I think I am going to hold off on saying anything until I see how my new one in August is. He is in care now, so he is not new to being in care, which is good. But I have a 4 week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By Baby Beluga
I agree with the bolded. When I first started I...

I agree with the bolded. When I first started I had 4 kids from 6:30 - 4:30pm M-F. The consistency was wonderful.

Now that I have so many part timers it's a bit crazy. I would like to simplify a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By Baby Beluga
I agree and I wouldn't promise any full time...

I agree and I wouldn't promise any full time positions until I had already termed my part time half day students.

Problem with offering them a full time position, is I don't have one. I haven't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Baby Beluga
May I ask the verse you used?

May I ask the verse you used?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By Baby Beluga
Keeping the 2 part timer half day students vs...

Keeping the 2 part timer half day students vs enrolling 4 full time M-F students is a difference of $550 per month. There would be no difference in time worked either. My earliest student M-F is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By Baby Beluga
It does not. Learning lesson for future...

It does not. Learning lesson for future contracts, for sure!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By Baby Beluga
Available Spaces, How to Handle This?

I am seeking your advice and wisdom please :)

I legally have 4 daily spaces. Right now I have 2 DCK's who are full time and the remaining spaces are shared between part timers. The past few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By Baby Beluga
I think overall, yes. Unless the child is...

I think overall, yes. Unless the child is overweight then I have heard/read then 1% is recommended.

DS drinks 12oz of formula per day (6oz in the morning, 6 oz at night) and water the remainder...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Baby Beluga
I don't take littles that young, so I can't help...

I don't take littles that young, so I can't help there. But my own DS loved empty water bottles. He crushes them, shakes them and bites them. And he has a ton of toys! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,212
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yup. Makes no sense to me. Family didn't pay late...

Yup. Makes no sense to me. Family didn't pay late fee yesterday. I sent an email reminding them that it was due and child would not be able to attend until it is paid. It's so stupid that parents put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Baby Beluga
The BEST Diaper Cream

The cream was suggested by a mom in my community and it is absolutely the best cream hands down.

DS has been having 4+ BM's a day (um....because he eats like a pig) and I tried all the creams on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 09:18 AM
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Posted By Baby Beluga
DCB is here 2 days a week. Thursday (4/5)...

DCB is here 2 days a week.

Thursday (4/5) DCD goes out of town because a sister in law passed away.

Monday DCB was present and mom texts me at 4:06pm, said DCD was still out of town and DCB...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By Baby Beluga
While I don't think watering down the milk will...

While I don't think watering down the milk will help with constipation, I don't think it would harm anything either and I would be okay doing it.

Sounds like parents need to find the root cause...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By Baby Beluga
These are all wonderful ideas - thank you! ...

These are all wonderful ideas - thank you!



I love the idea of putting supplies in a box where he can choose what/how to write his name. I have many supplies, but they are organized by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,140
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes to gloves! I even wear gloves when changing...

Yes to gloves! I even wear gloves when changing my own son's BM diapers :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,140
Posted By Baby Beluga
The tags on this thread :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

The tags on this thread :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By Baby Beluga
The computer time is a great idea. I have ABC...

The computer time is a great idea. I have ABC mouse...maybe that will help encourage him some.

Fine motor skills are okay from what I can see. He cuts well. Colors/draws well. He is able to draw...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By Baby Beluga
Writing Name

DCB turns 5 in July and has zero writing skills. Can't even verbally spell his name to me.

I have him "write" his name doing the best he can on the back of artwork. And he refuses to do it. He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By Baby Beluga
As a mandated reporter you are required to say...

As a mandated reporter you are required to say something. I was told you could be liable if you know the child is not properly restrained when leaving your home and something happens to the child....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 505
Posted By Baby Beluga
I have this one for DS. I needed something to...

I have this one for DS. I needed something to keep him safe from older children while we are outside. I too like that it has a bottom as he also puts everything in his mouth. DS would spend the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,140
Posted By Baby Beluga
Casual black pants, tops and a cardigan when...

Casual black pants, tops and a cardigan when needed.

The pants I wear are advertised as "athletic pants" but they look just like black dress pants. Even a DCM of mine who is a teacher asked where...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,212
Posted By Baby Beluga
I had no idea!

I had no idea!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,212
Posted By Baby Beluga
My vent for the day, parents who let their kids...

My vent for the day, parents who let their kids bring items and then play dumb.

Yesterday:

DCB (5.5) arrives with a fingerling.

Me: I will hold this while you take your shoes off, then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,212
Posted By Baby Beluga
They don't make onsies, but the do make one piece...

They don't make onsies, but the do make one piece jammies. In fleece, cotton, with attached feet and with no attached feet....a pair for every temperature and weather :D

Does she do this while in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,212
Posted By Baby Beluga
:eek: :eek: That is disgusting.

:eek: :eek:

That is disgusting.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By Baby Beluga
I JUST ordered these yesterday. I will let you...

I JUST ordered these yesterday. I will let you know how I like them once they are installed :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By Baby Beluga
It being just the mount and not the equipment...

It being just the mount and not the equipment makes sense :(
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