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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,027
Posted By Shawn
I got a little timer that shows the time it is...

I got a little timer that shows the time it is counting down in red. It's called T-fal Ingenio Classic 60-Minute Mechanical Timer. I paid $11 for it.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By Shawn
Question About Conducting Interviews

Hey everyone,

I've been in business for 15 years now. I love what I do. But I really need to get a backbone. I accept too much mess from dcp's. It's getting to the point where I almost want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,638
Posted By Shawn
I'm so sorry you have to deal with this stress. I...

I'm so sorry you have to deal with this stress. I too have been taking in dcp's who I see have red flags from the start. It's usually when I'm low on income. And after 15 years in this business, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By Shawn
Thank you for your advise. I do agree that...

Thank you for your advise.

I do agree that this one year old is causing stress to our day. Not to mention that she comes with a 3 1/2 year old nephew. (Yes grandma had a baby.) This 3 year old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,167
Posted By Shawn
It's to the point where SOME parents don't seem...

It's to the point where SOME parents don't seem to care if you're licensed or not. For many it's all about what they can get for less. If the daycare will keep the child for 12 hours a day and charge...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By Shawn
Tips for Managing Toddlers with Preschoolers

Hello everyone.


I was wondering if anyone could share tips on how to manage a group with ages 1 - 6 years old. Before I only cared for children under 4 years old. I recently switched to 2 1/2 -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,645
Posted By Shawn
That my ex husband shoot me in the face. I closed...

That my ex husband shoot me in the face. I closed daycare for a month to move away. I reopened in a new house. And went on as if nothing ever happened. I even kept two dck's after it.
I have two of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,137
Posted By Shawn
Good Morning Everyone. I appreciate all...

Good Morning Everyone.

I appreciate all comments. And it takes a lot to offend me. Especially, after I have put my own butt out there.

I agree with all that is said. I actually DO have daily...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By Shawn
I worked in a daycare that had a grandparent...

I worked in a daycare that had a grandparent program. They would hire retired people to work just a few hours a week in each room. The children would call them grandmother or grandfather. Those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 895
Posted By Shawn
I have times where the girls out number the boys...

I have times where the girls out number the boys and vice versa.

I lost a little girl for this reason. Well, that was the excuss her mother gave me. But I really didn't care for the mom because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,137
Posted By Shawn
I'm Almost Afraid to Mention This to Parents

Hey everyone.

Maybe it's just a problem for me.

I love teaching young children. I was a preschool teacher before starting my own daycare.

I spend a lot of time teaching children. Not just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,212
Posted By Shawn
When you realize that the reason you are so...

When you realize that the reason you are so hungry is because the only thing you have ate today was a handful of Cheerios and a carrot stick. The Cheerios weren't part of breakfast, they were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,212
Posted By Shawn
I know rite! I always seem to zero in on...

I know rite!

I always seem to zero in on those children whose parents aren't paying them any attention. Especially those who are running away from where their moms are standing. I will swoop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,372
Posted By Shawn
Oh, this topic drives me crazy. I was once...

Oh, this topic drives me crazy.

I was once asked by a dcp if I reduced the weekly payment as the child gets older. (I don't.)

My response is this,
"Is the cost to raise a college student less...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,212
Posted By Shawn
This is soooo me.:D

This is soooo me.:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,473
Posted By Shawn
I too had to terminate an 18 month old bitter....

I too had to terminate an 18 month old bitter. His mom kept me informed on his progress. He came back when he was 3 years old. He stayed until entering kindergarten.

I had an infant who screamed....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By Shawn
Good ideas! Thanks ladies!

Good ideas!

Thanks ladies!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2016, 07:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,212
Posted By Shawn
You Know You're A Childcare Provider When...

I often find myself doing little funny things that only my fellow childcare providers can understand.

One thing I do is keep electric plug protectors in my purse. I will go places where little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,473
Posted By Shawn
That's crazy. I have terminated a number of...

That's crazy. I have terminated a number of families mostly those who voided their contract agreements, but I never wanted them back.

Now I have experienced those who wanted to come back. A recent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2016, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By Shawn
Afternoon Circle Time

Hello everyone.

I'm STILL working on the transition from being an Infant /Toddler daycare to a preschool setting. I'm interested in adding an Afternoon circle time to my schedule. I'm having a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,909
Posted By Shawn
Thank you ladies for your helpful suggestions....

Thank you ladies for your helpful suggestions. They will be considered. I have always had policies in place but rarely enforce them. In my 14 years, I've seen so many changes in the families I care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,132
Posted By Shawn
Sheet of that fake leather from the fabric store.

I use a sheet of that fake leather from the fabric store. It was cheap. Easy to clean. Last for years. I did use it on my changing station but I moved and no-longer have the space for a full changing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,909
Posted By Shawn
Maintaining Professional Provider - Parent Relationships

Hello all. Venting...

I need some suggestions on how to keep parents from wanting a "friend" relationship with me.

I know this may sound a little crazy but it's become a problem for me.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,007
Posted By Shawn
That's funny. I've been licensed many times...

That's funny. I've been licensed many times before (I move around often), i try to prepare the dcks but there's always at least one who is overly dramatic.:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,478
Posted By Shawn
Fencing in the Playground

Hello again,

So I just moved to a house that has a huge yard but isn't fenced in. I'm a renter so I have to put up a fence that can be removed whenever we move out.

I'm thinking about going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,007
Posted By Shawn
Wireless Interconnected Smoke Detectors

Hey everyone,

I just moved and we're about to start getting our home ready for licensing. The biggest expense is usually wiring the darn smoke detectors.
I ran across an ad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5,240
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 544,471
Posted By Shawn
Am I the only one that feels this way?

You met the parents during the interview. They seem like the happy couple. After a year of caring for their child, they have a big fight and break up. Now I have an upset 4 yr old dck who is now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,983
Posted By Shawn
I wish more provider's would take paid vacation...

I wish more provider's would take paid vacation time off.

It was a really surprise to me to hear parents complains about a provider taking a paid vacation day. I believe most people take what is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,983
Posted By Shawn
I started this thread not to tell people to...

I started this thread not to tell people to change what they do. If it truly works for you, I do mean truly without stress, then please do so. Because at the end of the day, no matter how much you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,983
Posted By Shawn
I'll start off... I wish more providers...

I'll start off...

I wish more providers would stop.... offering part time slots.

Why?

We all know that parents are reading many ways to cut back on childcare fees. I get it. Great for their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,983
Posted By Shawn
It Would Be Nice If My Fellow Providers Would...

Hello,

I've been in business for almost 15 years now, I've learned a number of ways to improve how I conduct business and thanks to daycare.com, I'm still learning.

There are areas that I wish...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,061
Posted By Shawn
I used to have my own domain for about 5 years. I...

I used to have my own domain for about 5 years. I had to cut extra expenses so it had to go. I understand the need to own your own domain, but honestly I get more calls now then I did when I owned...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,993
Posted By Shawn
I do see the trend of home daycare offering more...

I do see the trend of home daycare offering more infant and toddler childcare. I started with all ages the first 8 years. After a long hard mid west winter where I un expectantly had 3 weeks of 12...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,993
Posted By Shawn
Hello Little Scholars. Thanks for...

Hello Little Scholars.

Thanks for responding. I love preschool over infant and toddler care. I have my degree in Early Childhood Development and working on getting a Preschool certification.
I...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 04-21-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,844
Posted By Shawn
Hello Everyone.

Hello everyone.

My name is Shawn. I'm not really new here, it's just that it's been so long that I totally forgot my login.I'm talking years. But I love this group and it really feels good knowing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,993
Posted By Shawn
Only Accepting Ages 2 - 5 Yr Olds

Hello Everyone,

I have decided to change from an Infant Toddler program to a Preschool program. It has been very challenging. Before I had a very basic setup. It involved more large items such as...
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