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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,907
Posted By ashleyh
How rude. She should have addressed the issue...

How rude. She should have addressed the issue privately instead of getting in to a public power struggle. That's setting you up to lose. Not a fair fight IMO. Here it's required the children lay down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,759
Posted By ashleyh
1 RN 3 going to school for nursing, one works...

1 RN
3 going to school for nursing, one works as a radiologist, the other is a CNA, other works for the city
1 going to school and taking Generals but wants to work in social work
1 going to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 971
Posted By ashleyh
Depends on the age. I have a small center and...

Depends on the age. I have a small center and depending on the age group it varies the amount of staff needed. For example we have two rooms - Infant room and the 2+ because I like mixed ages. In our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,285
Posted By ashleyh
A 4 Year old hits another child on the...

A 4 Year old hits another child on the playground. The child has already been in timeout earlier that day for hitting. What would you do?

Stay consistent. You hit you sit. If they can't stop then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,220
Posted By ashleyh
My last increase affected the infants only. We...

My last increase affected the infants only. We moved from an in home to center so it was a hefty increase of about 20 a week. For 2 and up it stayed the same.

When I raised rates initially when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,015
Posted By ashleyh
In my state the DHS site publishes the rate...

In my state the DHS site publishes the rate information if they take state pay. That could be of help.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,290
Posted By ashleyh
I'd look in to demographics, and the demand of...

I'd look in to demographics, and the demand of what parts of town have what demands for age groups. Start finding out now and that will help you determine where your program will be a great fit, or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,436
Posted By ashleyh
Hard to say what's happening unless it's seen...

Hard to say what's happening unless it's seen that someone is taking it down. I know in our local grocery stores our ads are taken down within about a week because there are so many people are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,920
Posted By ashleyh
It sounds to me as if things are turning into a...

It sounds to me as if things are turning into a specialized one on one care. While I understand they want their child to be treated the same unfortunately with medical conditions that is not the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,747
Posted By ashleyh
I was a SAHM. I was pregnant with my second and...

I was a SAHM. I was pregnant with my second and waited until about 8 weeks after he born. I got everything started with DHS and small things like extra toys, paperwork etc and advertised an opening...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By ashleyh
I second daily connect. Love it.

I second daily connect. Love it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,388
Posted By ashleyh
You go to pay for your order at the drive through...

You go to pay for your order at the drive through and pull out a sock from the drink holder to put your drink in.:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,850
Posted By ashleyh
I began being licensed for 6 and learned there...

I began being licensed for 6 and learned there was a high demand in the area for childcare so applied to take on more. Once I was approved it was easy to fill with word of mouth however I have to say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,164
Posted By ashleyh
Interested!

Interested!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,542
Posted By ashleyh
http://www.cozyplacedaycare.com

http://www.cozyplacedaycare.com
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,359
Posted By ashleyh
I don't get offended. Places like head start and...

I don't get offended. Places like head start and programs can offer a lot more in an educational environment than I can.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,399
Posted By ashleyh
my last leaves about 8 or 830 at night..so...

my last leaves about 8 or 830 at night..so vodka...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,542
Posted By ashleyh
borax, soap, and water and a sponge.

borax, soap, and water and a sponge.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,693
Posted By ashleyh
I would suggest Facebook swap groups, or...

I would suggest Facebook swap groups, or something in your area on Facebook. FB has been the number 1 way to reach potential clients for me either through referrals from current clients, past...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,953
Posted By ashleyh
This!

This!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,262
Posted By ashleyh
Not usually but relating to sickness yes. It's...

Not usually but relating to sickness yes. It's putting other children at risk but more importantly not giving his body a chance to heal if he has something which could make him sicker.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,725
Posted By ashleyh
I'm coming in a little late here but think you...

I'm coming in a little late here but think you did the right thing. While my heart goes to families going through a difficult time payments are still due so you can ensure a seamless child care for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,319
Posted By ashleyh
happyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappyface

happyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,632
Posted By ashleyh
My hours will allow up to 52.5 hours per week. I...

My hours will allow up to 52.5 hours per week. I live in an area where it's common to work work up to 50-60 hours a week so my hours reflect it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,701
Posted By ashleyh
I've taken courses in early childhood education....

I've taken courses in early childhood education. When much younger I babysat, did volunteer work for local centers. My father was a DHS worker with a teaching degree, my mother almost has her degree...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 02-02-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 992
Posted By ashleyh
My biggest strategy so far is getting to know...

My biggest strategy so far is getting to know people and showing confidence as I talk about my program.

I've asked other daycares if I can refer to them and they are happy to return the favor....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,605
Posted By ashleyh
thanks for posting!

thanks for posting!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,673
Posted By ashleyh
I am not familiar with canadian laws but am...

I am not familiar with canadian laws but am willing to share my novel lol (32 pages)

. The page numbers need fixing as well as policies tweaked but I can send it if you're interested.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,529
Posted By ashleyh
Congrats! That's awesome

Congrats! That's awesome
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,660
Posted By ashleyh
I would suggest calling some daycare providers in...

I would suggest calling some daycare providers in the area with a similar program that you really like, let them know youre beginning your own daycare but would like to have a place you can refer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,987
Posted By ashleyh
There's a few things I see that can be done here...

There's a few things I see that can be done here - but is your state an at will work state/right to hire right to fire?

Do you have a written attendance policy...job description...etc for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,831
Posted By ashleyh
Best of luck to you!

Best of luck to you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 827
Posted By ashleyh
In previous places I've worked (office setting...

In previous places I've worked (office setting helping H.R.) we had employees just write their letter of resignation with

Name:
Date:
Reason for leaving:


We kept it simple and put it in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,641
Posted By ashleyh
When I use to interview we used a process of...

When I use to interview we used a process of questions. One would be a question of like... tell me about yourself, why did you decide to work in the childcare industry, what brings you to apply for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,618
Posted By ashleyh
Sorry if this comes across a little harsh- ...

Sorry if this comes across a little harsh-

This reminds me of my nephew. Major outbursts, uncontrollable, something possibly different in an educational/medical sense - I hate to say it but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,288
Posted By ashleyh
http://daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=58885

http://daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=58885
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,641
Posted By ashleyh
A few ideas come to mind- ad on craigslist, or...

A few ideas come to mind- ad on craigslist, or call the local college or university to see if they post job openings.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 955
Posted By ashleyh
Aside from opening a daycare this spring I also...

Aside from opening a daycare this spring I also own a photography business and had to raise rates so I can understand what you mean about the positioning of it so it doesn't effect customers a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,385
Posted By ashleyh
Yay, happy dance!

Yay, happy dance!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,690
Posted By ashleyh
I would give him ideas on what he could do...play...

I would give him ideas on what he could do...play with this toy, go look at this book, etc until he gets used to choosing things on his own. If that doesn't work than maybe a specific activity like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,259
Posted By ashleyh
It looks great!

It looks great!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,524
Posted By ashleyh
Here's what I would do - Instead of telling them...

Here's what I would do - Instead of telling them right away I would make a mention of it when you're ready to sell/made an offer on a new home. Something legally binding so you have dates to go by....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,313
Posted By ashleyh
the only thing I can say is wow. Good thing you...

the only thing I can say is wow. Good thing you didn't take her because it really doesn't sound like a good fit if she's angry she had to leave work, wanted special arrangements and took a long...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,174
Posted By ashleyh
We are going in for a c-section! I forgot to...

We are going in for a c-section! I forgot to mention that. We had a emergency c-sec the first child and am doing a scheduled one this time. I'm a small gal with average sized kiddos LOL. Our first...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By ashleyh
Alternate Tylenol and Ibuprofen. Tylenol doesn't...

Alternate Tylenol and Ibuprofen. Tylenol doesn't help swelling if he has it, it just helps block the pain receptors in the brain but ibuprofen will help with swelling. They are different types of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By ashleyh
likethislikethislikethis

likethislikethislikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,323
Posted By ashleyh
When ours was little we kinda bribed him with...

When ours was little we kinda bribed him with juices and sweeter drinks:eek:..it sounds horrible but after a little while of getting a "reward" drinking from the new cup we slowly integrated milk or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,174
Posted By ashleyh
Starting Daycare After Maternity Leave?

To give a little backstory - I used to co-direct a small center for a short time (a little less than a year). Things weren't working out so well between me and the owner so I decided to part ways....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,191
Posted By ashleyh
This reminds me of one we worked with awhile -...

This reminds me of one we worked with awhile - Mom was inadvertently telling DCG not to follow rules although she had be told it was state law she must lay down because she "didn't see why they state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,294
Posted By ashleyh
Thanks for sharing. I was originally thinking 3...

Thanks for sharing. I was originally thinking 3 days but then again 3 days isn't very long, but a full week makes sense. Thanks again :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,294
Posted By ashleyh
NCNS Policy?

After reading some threads this morning I started thinking about policies most work places have regarding no call no shows and am wondering if this is something providers do as well?

Say for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,439
Posted By ashleyh
This reminds me of the Kevin Bacon movie Stir of...

This reminds me of the Kevin Bacon movie Stir of Echoes!! I don't use monitors because of this. Seriously creeps me out to use them. I've heard talking on mine when my son was only a few months old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,881
Posted By ashleyh
Could I receive an invite for the pictures group...

Could I receive an invite for the pictures group please? I'll be opening in a few months and would love to get some inspiration for smaller spaces!
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 12-21-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,288
Posted By ashleyh
I used to work as a collection agent. I would...

I used to work as a collection agent. I would avoid directly calling her chain of command to out her on an unpaid balance..or if you decide to be careful in wording it as there are privacy laws in...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-20-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,158
Posted By ashleyh
I wouldn't. Generally this time of year slows...

I wouldn't. Generally this time of year slows down for a lot of different businesses. This is a great time to re-evaluate your program, update any policies or handbooks, etc.... Plus once businesses...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 12-20-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,064
Posted By ashleyh
I'm in the north western part of Iowa...tons of...

I'm in the north western part of Iowa...tons of snow yesterday!
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 12-19-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,064
Posted By ashleyh
Hello from the Midwest!

Hi all! I've been a lurker for years and this forum has been a great help while I worked in a center a while back. I helped direct at a licensed center but now am on the journey to opening my own...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 12-19-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,290
Posted By ashleyh
it works! Thanks so much

it works! Thanks so much
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