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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 05:06 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Newborn sibling of a current dck starting soon....

Newborn sibling of a current dck starting soon. Dcm complains all the time about how difficult and fussy baby is.

Wonderful :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2020, 12:41 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
It went just fine! There was no signed contract...

It went just fine! There was no signed contract or communication in a couple months, so I'm surprised she thought she had a spot.

But, I'm sure not alot of people know how this business works :)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2020, 10:19 AM
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Views: 175
Posted By CountryRoads
Nvm, I already took care of it :)

Nvm, I already took care of it :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By CountryRoads
Help With a Response

I screwed up and need help with a professional response please.

I had a dcf contact me awhile back and at the time I wanted this family. I told them I could provide care, but would need to apply...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 316
Posted By CountryRoads
These were my thoughts, too! I just didnt...

These were my thoughts, too!

I just didnt know if it was considered unacceptable to not give a child snack while others were eating at the table at drop-off, kwim?

I sent out a daily schedule a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 316
Posted By CountryRoads
Snack Time

AM Snack is at 8:30. As in at 8:30, the kids who are here are sitting down eating snack. I have several kids who come around 8:40-8:50.

Do you feed snack to the ones who come a little later? We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2020, 07:58 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Thankfully, the child has a spare change of...

Thankfully, the child has a spare change of clothes here. Dcm realized she forgot to put on underwear when she dropped off.

Dcm: "Well, at least I remembered to feed her." :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2020, 06:52 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Dcm forgot to put underwear...on her 4 year...

Dcm forgot to put underwear...on her 4 year old...who is also wearing a dress :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By CountryRoads
You're right! I definitely think I'll keep it to...

You're right! I definitely think I'll keep it to myself!

Thanks :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By CountryRoads
Also just curious, do you mention to your...

Also just curious, do you mention to your families that received a grant?

I was thinking if they learned I got a grant, they would think of me more like a business then, ya know, a baby sitter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 10:11 AM
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Views: 289
Posted By CountryRoads
Great, thanks! I'll just keep the receipts 😊

Great, thanks!

I'll just keep the receipts 😊
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By CountryRoads
Grant Question

I applied for a grant and got approved. Is there a certain way I should keep track of how I use it?

I was planning on keeping it in my business account and then transferring the money when needed....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By CountryRoads
Apologizing for Inconvenience?

Just wondering if you all put this at the end of a letter?

I'm typing up a message to let dcp know I will be closed for a period of time in August for a vacation. I always put "I apologize for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By CountryRoads
I always wanted to get a group of providers...

I always wanted to get a group of providers together like once or twice a month and just have a "provider night". We could get advice from each other, help each other, or just visit and make new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By CountryRoads
We have a walk-out basement and it works great....

We have a walk-out basement and it works great. Separate entrance, separate living space. We also have a kitchenette downstairs, which works perfect! I don't think I could get by without it.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By CountryRoads
Mom approved throwing them away, I wouldn't have...

Mom approved throwing them away, I wouldn't have if she said no.

It was not solid. I tried to dump what I could, but it was so messy. Hence why she said to toss them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By CountryRoads
I don't have a sub. My MIL has helped out before...

I don't have a sub. My MIL has helped out before when it's a last minute appointment in town (I live in a rural area and we all typically have to go out of town for appointments). I sometimes think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By CountryRoads
Mom Won't Leave

Okay, so I've got a new dcb3. He's been coming for a couple weeks. They show up around 9:00 which is right when we are supposed to be starting circle time.

Dcb plays mom like a fiddle. He whines...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2020, 12:54 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Every year, I have families that are gone for...

Every year, I have families that are gone for several days because they take a vacation.

But as soon as MY family decides to take a vacation, it's annoyed looks, comments, and awkwardness. Like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2020, 06:00 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Passive aggressive comments about my closures. ...

Passive aggressive comments about my closures.

:dislike:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,189
Posted By CountryRoads
I've got this dcm and every day at drop-off at...

I've got this dcm and every day at drop-off at pick-up (thankfully it's only a couple days a week), all she does is complain about how difficult her child is and how hard her life is. It's non-stop,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 10:27 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
So frustrating when dcps "forget" about my...

So frustrating when dcps "forget" about my closures. How many times do I need to remind them?!

I always get asked, "what day was it again?" even after sending out 2 reminders and telling them in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2020, 05:45 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
The child was not cranky or in discomfort at all....

The child was not cranky or in discomfort at all. If he was, I would have considered letting him drink it.

But, good to know that it may not cause blowouts. However, I still don't think it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2020, 02:35 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
That was my thought, too. I took it as her asking...

That was my thought, too. I took it as her asking me why I dumped it...I should have clarified before I answered!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By CountryRoads
:eek: I won't complain about what I find...

:eek:

I won't complain about what I find anymore :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By CountryRoads
Interesting Finds in the Diaper Bag?

I thought this might be a fun thread to start!

I pulled a diaper out of a diaper bag today, and there was a sewing needle stuck through it. Glad I didn't poke myself!!

What are some of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2020, 01:58 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
This child comes 1 day a week - dcm can give him...

This child comes 1 day a week - dcm can give him the Miralax at home! Not sure why I should have to deal with the massive blowout!?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2020, 12:54 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
These are my thoughts as well. I asked him...

These are my thoughts as well.

I asked him if he would be willing to put his toys away during the day, but he doesn't want to. And I'm not going to force him to. Those are his toys and this is his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2020, 01:37 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
DS likes to play with them during the day and I...

DS likes to play with them during the day and I would feel horrible telling him he can't play with his own toys at his own house :(

But, I'm just going to have to explain to him that they need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By CountryRoads
Thanks! I like that response - short and...

Thanks!

I like that response - short and sweet and no room for negotiation :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2020, 07:01 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Daycare Toys and DS Toys

DS has his own toys that are visible when we're outside. I tell the dcbs that they can't play with those toys, but can play with anything that's in the fence.

One dcb cries whenever we're outside...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2020, 06:12 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
"Dcb hasn't pooped since Friday, so I put Miralax...

"Dcb hasn't pooped since Friday, so I put Miralax in his water bottle this morning."

I don't think so, dcm. Down the sink it went.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2020, 06:24 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
My last Friday until September! My Friday...

My last Friday until September!

My Friday group is so small in the summers, so I decided to go to a M-TH week so I can spend more time with my kids.

I had one dcm make a comment about it last...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By CountryRoads
I'm like a couple of the others. I don't...

I'm like a couple of the others.

I don't regret opening my own daycare, but I would've done SO many things differently!

I feel like you go into this business with the mindset that people...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2020, 06:21 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I'm like a couple of the others. I don't...

I'm like a couple of the others.

I don't regret opening my own daycare, but I would've done SO many things differently!

I feel like you go into this business with the mindset that people...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2020, 03:52 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I hate when I'm told a dck won't be here tomorrow...

I hate when I'm told a dck won't be here tomorrow only to be told at pick-up, "What time do you open? I might bring her."

Not a big deal, but I was looking forward to an easier day without my most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2020, 04:18 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I hate having only one child in care! That's the...

I hate having only one child in care! That's the case for me tomorrow. I told dcm that dck would be the only one here tomorrow hoping she would take my hint.

Told me that dck could stay home since...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2020, 12:44 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Meeting With New Clients

When do you meet with new clients?

I used to do Saturdays, but now that doesn't really work with it being summer because our weekends are always busy - and lets be real, I don't want to do "work"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2020, 10:12 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Why do parents do this at drop-off? "Miss X...

Why do parents do this at drop-off?

"Miss X will get you a blanket."

"Just ask Miss X and she'll go get you a stuffed animal."

"You're gonna go outside in just a few minutes." (Not true)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2020, 10:24 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
That's a good idea! Dcm knows it's...

That's a good idea!

Dcm knows it's inconvenient, too! She told me as she dropped off, "sorry, I know these aren't practical for potty time."

Thanks for sending her in them anyway :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2020, 08:00 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Can rompers be banned at daycare, please?!

Can rompers be banned at daycare, please?!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2020, 06:23 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Was refreshed after having several weeks off. Was...

Was refreshed after having several weeks off. Was looking forward to getting back to work!

First day open and I had a few complaints and comments.

Was really hoping after not having care for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 892
Posted By CountryRoads
I'm opening back up next week, but I'm hoping...

I'm opening back up next week, but I'm hoping that my families are maybe, just maybe, a little more appreciative of me. Not having daycare has been a struggle for them and I hope it made them realize...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By CountryRoads
Re-Opening Letter

I'm able to reopen this week, but wont be opening for another week or so.

I have several restrictions that I need to follow. Sanitizing everything after they're touched, scanning for symptoms at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2020, 03:08 PM
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Views: 462
Posted By CountryRoads
Why can't I just look at things as simply as...

Why can't I just look at things as simply as this? I always overthink :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2020, 02:33 PM
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Views: 462
Posted By CountryRoads
Just Looking for Outside Input

Okay, so my state is allowing daycares to open back up on Friday. I expected the order to get extended a couple weeks since the governor only said salons and gyms could reopen under restrictions.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2020, 08:31 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Thanks! My licensor made it sound like it's...

Thanks!

My licensor made it sound like it's to inform parents that I don't smoke or drink during operating hours. Because then he said outside of daycare hours, I can do what I want :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2020, 08:10 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Alcohol/Tobacco Policy

Need to add this policy to my handbook. I basically just need to say that no alcohol or tobacco is used during daycare hours.

This is what I've got:

No forms of tobacco or alcohol is used on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2020, 10:08 AM
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Views: 816
Posted By CountryRoads
I'm under the impression since we're self...

I'm under the impression since we're self employed, we do not qualify for unemployment.

However, I think I saw somewhere on this board that someone said under the stimulus package that we could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,471
Posted By CountryRoads
We've been getting more and more cases the past...

We've been getting more and more cases the past couple weeks. It's not just daycares that have to close, but also all public spaces.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,471
Posted By CountryRoads
Our governor ordered closures for all daycares. I...

Our governor ordered closures for all daycares. I could choose to care for essential employees kids', but I personally didn't feel it was worth it to stay open for 1, maybe 2 kids.

I'm not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,471
Posted By CountryRoads
Personally, I think 50% is very fair. They...

Personally, I think 50% is very fair.

They are a business and still have expenses whether kids are in attendance or not.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2020, 09:24 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I don't know what it is, but I have ZERO patience...

I don't know what it is, but I have ZERO patience this week.

Almost every parent is driving me bonkers this week.

Thank goodness I have a long weekend likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By CountryRoads
Are you stricter on your illness policy or have...

Are you stricter on your illness policy or have you kept your policies the same?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 02:16 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Thank you!! :)

Thank you!! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 01:43 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Did You Send Out a Letter?

Just curious how you all are handling this craziness.

We have no confirmed cases in our county. I think 15 in the state. Schools have closed for 3 weeks, restaurants have closed dining rooms....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By CountryRoads
I sprayed everything with bleach water one time,...

I sprayed everything with bleach water one time, and I think I must've used too much spray because it crystallized on everything! Maybe I'll try doing just a fine mist this time :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By CountryRoads
Disinfecting?

I'm getting down to the last little bit of Lysol. As you can imagine, I'm having a hard time getting more :ouch:

This isn't what I use to sanitize, just a spray down at the end of the day.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 07:04 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
School closure started today. Have a school ager...

School closure started today. Have a school ager here all day who is already having a hard time listening and can't stop wrestling with his little sister. Thankfully he's only here 1 day a week.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By CountryRoads
Do You Make Kids Say Sorry?

Dcg slapped a child in the face. I saw it happen and asked her to apologize. She refused. I had her go sit for a min, tried again, still refused. This happened several times (sitting and trying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 07:50 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I am so over spending so much time making...

I am so over spending so much time making healthy, nice meals and snacks just to have the kids not even touch it. Or to take 1 bite and think it's gross.

I swear, they would be thrilled if I fed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2020, 01:39 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Can overalls be banned at daycare, please? :lol: ...

Can overalls be banned at daycare, please? :lol:

So. many. snaps.

Make diaper changes much longer than they should be.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By CountryRoads
Thanks! This is the first time I've had this...

Thanks!

This is the first time I've had this happen. It's funny how many policies I've added due to things I never would've thought about until it happened lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By CountryRoads
Schedule Change

Do you guys require X amount of time for a schedule change?

I have a family who is full time, but wants to drop down to 4 days a week. It's really not a big deal financially, and this child is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2020, 09:24 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
What is with parents trying to negotiate with...

What is with parents trying to negotiate with their kids?

"Dcg, do you want your socks on? No? Okay, what about this foot? Which foot do you want first? No socks? Ok."

"Do you want your coat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 01:08 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Cot Beds

What do you use for nap time and do you like them?

Right now, I use the Regalo cot beds. I like the size and that they are up off the floor, I just am not a fan of the fitted sheet, which I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2020, 03:24 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I'm a little confused. Did it impale his...

I'm a little confused.

Did it impale his butt cheek or actually go inside of him? Dcm says scratch on his cheek, dcd said blood and poop was on it?

I agree that I would've taken him in if he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,642
Posted By CountryRoads
I struggle with this, too. There are so many...

I struggle with this, too. There are so many times that I've wanted to quit. I look forward to the day I can drastically downsize or quit all together.

I try to think of the positives. Like, I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,436
Posted By CountryRoads
What a cool idea! I never would've thought of...

What a cool idea! I never would've thought of that!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 07:21 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Dcm dropped off dcg. Said she has an ear...

Dcm dropped off dcg. Said she has an ear infection, no fever but gave her Tylenol this morning.

I just sent out a letter last week about illness. One of the things I put in it was to please not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By CountryRoads
Face Masks?

Does anyone use them on your daycare kids?

I have a couple that just cannot cover their mouths when they cough and sneeze. I have illness going through like crazy right now and I was thinking this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,324
Posted By CountryRoads
This reminds of something that happened a couple...

This reminds of something that happened a couple months ago.

Dcb was going to stay the night at gma's house, so he had an overnight bag with him. I noticed a bottle sticking out the bag and looked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,189
Posted By CountryRoads
Parents are always annoying me :lol: But...

Parents are always annoying me :lol:

But right now, it's illnesses. What is so hard about keeping your sick child home? I have to send a picture of the child's temp now to prevent the "he/she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By CountryRoads
Illness Letter

Does anyone have a sample illness letter I could use?

I have illnesses going around (our whole district does, actually), and i feel like it's never ending.

I basically just want to remind...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2020, 08:02 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
It's always daycare! I guess their kids must...

It's always daycare! I guess their kids must never go in public and live in a bubble? :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2020, 06:57 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I'm so over illness. It seems never ending...

I'm so over illness.

It seems never ending and it's really frustrating not knowing who dosed and dropped. I suspect I've had 2 families do it this week.

So. over. it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By CountryRoads
Really?! Has anyone had this happen before?...

Really?!

Has anyone had this happen before? Can they still reverse the payment even if the money has already been transferred to a bank account?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By CountryRoads
All of my families pay Venmo except for this one....

All of my families pay Venmo except for this one. Looking back, I should have made it a requirement.

She did say that she will bring it by at some point today, though :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By CountryRoads
Child Absent, but Payment is Due

I've got a family out sick, but their payment is due today.

Would you give a pass or would you expect them to still drop off payment today? Dcm just texted me that they will be out today, but I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 06:38 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
My vent for the day: Center is closing in my...

My vent for the day:

Center is closing in my town. Now all of a sudden there are several people offering "daycare", illegally. Must be licensed in my state for more than 2 kids.

And to think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2020, 07:37 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Yes, I could actually do that. I just worry it'll...

Yes, I could actually do that. I just worry it'll come off a little harsh, maybe? Idk. I think I worry too much.

I could go outside with them so at least they are not running around inside. That...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By CountryRoads
Last Pick-Up

Dck (sibling set) are the last ones here everyday. Dcm likes to drag out pick-up and I'm not sure how to handle it.

Her kids act up when she comes and hide from her, run around, etc. I try to have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By CountryRoads
I don't have anything in my policies about...

I don't have anything in my policies about sibling illnesses.

However, for something like the flu, I would be very cautious and send the sibling home for any symptoms.

Just this morning I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2020, 06:38 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By CountryRoads
I'm so sorry you are dealing with rude,...

I'm so sorry you are dealing with rude, unappreciative parents!

I wish parents understood how much we sacrifice. I have in my contract that back-up care is encouraged for instances like last...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By CountryRoads
Wow, that seems low! My state allows each...

Wow, that seems low!

My state allows each family X amount of full days and part days per month and pays only when the child is in care. It actually says only when the parent is at school or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By CountryRoads
I don't know if one of my families is aware! I...

I don't know if one of my families is aware! I hope I don't get any flack for them having to pay my full daily rate. Their child has been 3 days this past week :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By CountryRoads
Finally got ahold of someone and my state only...

Finally got ahold of someone and my state only pays for when the child is in care.

Crazy how states can be so different!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By CountryRoads
I understand. My policies are very blunt and...

I understand.

My policies are very blunt and clear so I get very upset when parents don't follow them. I take it as they have no respect for me or my business.

I've learned that you have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 807
Posted By CountryRoads
I'm not on the food program, but I don't...

I'm not on the food program, but I don't accommodate any special diets. But, I also live in a very tiny town and the only dairy free options offered at our store is butter and milk and they are both...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By CountryRoads
The back of the form I need to fill out every...

The back of the form I need to fill out every month said the state will only cover if the parent is at school or working - so I totally assumed!

Thank you! I'll try calling them again tomorrow!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By CountryRoads
Subsidy Question

I feel like this is a stupid question and I've tried calling the DFS office several times with no one answering, so thought I'd come here!

Does the state pay their portion when the child is not in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By CountryRoads
Could you maybe let her know that pick-up must be...

Could you maybe let her know that pick-up must be done by 4:30 on those days you would be done early?

I don't do contracted hours, either. I just plan on not having the last kid out until closing,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 931
Posted By CountryRoads
I'm open. My own kids have school anyway and...

I'm open.

My own kids have school anyway and all my families, except for 1, are working. All kids are here today.

If my own kids didn't have school, I would consider closing for sure!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 08:08 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 652,369
Posted By CountryRoads
Dck (not potty trained AT ALL) shows up in...

Dck (not potty trained AT ALL) shows up in underwear today because according to dcm "she refused to wear a pull-up this morning."

:confused::eek::mad:

I'll never understand some parents.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By CountryRoads
Sudden Slow Eater

Dcb3.5 has recently started to become the slowest eater ever.

It will take him 45 minutes to finish a small snack. I literally have to remind him every 10 seconds to eat. He takes the tiniest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 732
Posted By CountryRoads
We are sitting down and eating lunch by 11:15...

We are sitting down and eating lunch by 11:15 then down for nap by 12:00.

All my kids sleep until at least 2:30. I start turning on lights at 2:45 to wake up any kids that are still asleep and we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5,819
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 652,369
Posted By CountryRoads
Poor baby :( But good for you! Imagine if...

Poor baby :(

But good for you! Imagine if you allowed her to come and then she ended up in the hospital. It probably would've been blamed on you and the daycare.

I had a dcg on oxygen for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,146
Posted By CountryRoads
Yes, I've had parents say things like that. ...

Yes, I've had parents say things like that.

I have one that complains how hard it is to get out the house with 2 kids and that's why she always late to work.

I had one parent complain about how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By CountryRoads
Thank you everyone for the replies! I've...

Thank you everyone for the replies!

I've decided not to allow early drop-offs either. I just had way too many issues last year and I don't want to deal with it again.

This board is a lifesaver!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By CountryRoads
Thank you! That sounds easier than trying to...

Thank you! That sounds easier than trying to explain it and leaves no room for negotiation :)
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