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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
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Here too! Pretty sure my brother/sister day care...

Here too! Pretty sure my brother/sister day care kids have hand foot and mouth. Their mom tried to point to my daycare. However, no one else has those issues. But they have other problems. Weather...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,252
Today wasn't so bad. I used a very stern voice...

Today wasn't so bad. I used a very stern voice and explained that he had to lay down during nap time. I just kept putting him back in bed when he got up. I wouldn't give in to the crying and he just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,252
I have someone interviewing for a 14wk old baby...

I have someone interviewing for a 14wk old baby and I'm like :confused: do I risk messing up a good steady nap time for 5 kids for more money?[/QUOTE]

That's how I felt about taking this boy full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,252
Restructuring Nap Time - Or New Strategies

What are your nap time strategies for the screamer/ crier during nap time?

One of my part time kids will be starting up full time on Monday. The dcb is 2 and a half but is the size of your average...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,658
It's called shelf stable milk. I use Hershey's...

It's called shelf stable milk. I use Hershey's and love it. The kids have commented about the packaging. I never run out of milk.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,778
I think we have the same kid. :mad::mad: He only...

I think we have the same kid. :mad::mad: He only asks for chicken and potato chips. I don't serve either. I do homemade breaded chicken. He wont eat that at all. Just the crackers that get served at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,014
Thanks for the advice. I am going to try the wait...

Thanks for the advice. I am going to try the wait for me at the door and give him something to hold for me. I don't want to hurt him or anyone else I may be carrying if we bump into each other. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,327
To get my non-nappers (who should nap but refuse)...

To get my non-nappers (who should nap but refuse) to relax, I do a routine:

- Watch a thirty minute tv program (the only TV allowed in my home)
- They pick out a stuffed animal to hold
- I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,014
Can I Come With You?

I just started a 3 year old boy who wants to follow me everywhere. He plays fine on his own, but often looks for me then asks if he can come with me if he sees me go to another room.

I don't have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,781
Thanks for the input. I am also full and...

Thanks for the input.

I am also full and would not be using it to drum up business. My city once had a really bad reputation, and the government and business owners have really done a great job...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,781
Business Question Chamber of Commerce

I am looking for some business insight. Has any home daycare operator joined their local Chamber of Commerce?

I just received an invitation. I want my business to be part of the local community -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,780
I do the same thing! I actually went to therapy...

I do the same thing! I actually went to therapy to help with my constant short changing myself too! I found I'm a people pleaser and I try to fix people (has to do with being a child of alcoholics)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,243
Thanks for the replies - so far part time is all...

Thanks for the replies - so far part time is all that has been calling me. I just finally got a full time client yesterday. I try to serve the need of the community but its getting hard to manage all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,243
Part Time Contracts

Part time daycare is in demand in my area. But having a hard time managing it for the interest of my business. Meaning, its a hectic schedule and I don't know which days I will work some weeks if at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,891
I like this idea. I think I would be comfortable...

I like this idea. I think I would be comfortable with raising rates after a while if I start lower. I think they would understand. Plus, I know a few dollars adds up over time, but to raise by a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,482
I am looking into this too! Thanks for posting. I...

I am looking into this too! Thanks for posting. I was at a training that mentioned this is a great partnership. My YWCA offers assistance with setting it up. I will post any information I find in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,577
AMEN! Thanks for sharing!happyface

AMEN! Thanks for sharing!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,891
Question Rates - Finding the Right Amount to Charge

I opened on June 2nd. I have two part time children. I need to get some full time kids in.

I was charging $38 per day or $190 a week for full time. Potential clients ask the price but then I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,247
Accepted Ages

I've been posting a lot! Sorry just getting ready to open.

What are the age ranges do you care for? I got an inquiry for an 8 year old boy but my program is geared towards older toddlers....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,240
Looks Great!

I think it looks great. happyface I just launched my page too! Good luck. I will send you a like - that helps with your Facebook Insights.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 49,059
Thanks for the post:)

Thanks for the post:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,158
Thats amazing BlackCat! I agree that the point is...

Thats amazing BlackCat! I agree that the point is to have punctual parents, not make an extra few dollars.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,158
Late Charge Per Minute

What do you charge for early drop off or late pickup by the minute.

I was thinking $3.00 per minute. Any opinions?

Some other owners I talked in my area suggested somewhere between $2 and $5...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,110
Thanks for the suggestions. I do not have action...

Thanks for the suggestions. I do not have action figures or little people toys. I have more action figures/ barbies. Great ideas. I have tons of art supplies and I loved the cardboard box/ tape idea.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,110
Toys & Activities for 2 Year Old

I am opening my daycare in two weeks and my first client/customer (not sure what word to use) is a 2 year oldoboy.

What are your go-to toys for the 2-3 year olds?

Most of my experience is...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-23-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,754
Meeko - This is how I felt about it too. And some...

Meeko - This is how I felt about it too. And some of the other posters had great input. My rates are what they are. I don't plan on changing them based on what someone else charges near me - I can...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-19-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,754
Exclamation Do You List Your Rates Online?

Hi, I am starting up my home daycare business as soon as I get my first client. :confused: whenever that will be. I have listed my business on Care.com and I have a website. I was wondering if any...
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