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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,189
Posted By queenbee
I'm not flaunting it :rolleyes: I was giving the...

I'm not flaunting it :rolleyes: I was giving the OP a little bit of behind-the-scenes look at what some illegal daycare providers may be doing. This was directed at the OP which was daycarediva. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,189
Posted By queenbee
I'm going out on a limb here with you all :ouch: ...

I'm going out on a limb here with you all :ouch:

I run an illegal daycare. I've been in business for almost 5 years and I am at full capacity with a large Waiting List.

I have over 250 hours of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,155
Posted By queenbee
Have you looked at thrift stores for waffle...

Have you looked at thrift stores for waffle makers?

I'm a thrift store junkie (happyface) so I always look there before purchasing anything new. I bought a 4-slice belgian waffle maker from my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,854
Posted By queenbee
Looks like I'm on the other end of the spectrum...

Looks like I'm on the other end of the spectrum :ouch:

I only cut up food until 18 months and then it's a free for all. Grapes? Raw carrots? At 18 months I think children NEED to learn how to chew...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 562,501
Posted By queenbee
My daycare doors close at 9am each morning. I do...

My daycare doors close at 9am each morning. I do not allow parents to drop off anytime after that for any reason.

DCD tried dropping sibling pair off last week after 9am. We were out on a walk by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,627
Posted By queenbee
Being naked isn't appropriate for any age, any...

Being naked isn't appropriate for any age, any child, if front of anyone other than family. Why are they called "private parts" if they aren't meant to be exactly that - private. This isn't a about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,627
Posted By queenbee
That is disgusting to me. We value privacy...

That is disgusting to me.

We value privacy very much at my home and this would not have ever happened. Bathroom doors are closed when they are being used, diapered childred are changed one at a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By queenbee
I had this child not too long ago. She'd keep raw...

I had this child not too long ago. She'd keep raw carrots that she'd mashed, chewed, and rechewed (eww) in her mouth for the entire lunch time. It was amazing what kind of defiance this child had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By queenbee
Thank You Backbone

I have a part-time sibling set in care, 2 and 3 years old. Mother helps run a local church and father works at an office. These parents NEVER communicate with each other so I have to relay news to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,961
Posted By queenbee
:lol: A few of my little girls are tossers...

:lol:

A few of my little girls are tossers at naptime - they wake up looking like they've been through a wind storm. It's hilarious to see what they're going to look like when they get up. I do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,605
Posted By queenbee
OP, have you looked into www.checkinkids.com? ...

OP, have you looked into www.checkinkids.com?

I've been using this program for almost 1.5 years. I run the program on my tablet that's located near the front entrance of my playroom. Parents sign...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,613
Posted By queenbee
Not sure if you have access to a computer for...

Not sure if you have access to a computer for your kids, but my preschool-aged little ones have a lot of fun at www.sparky.org (http://www.sparky.org/#/sparky)

THIS...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,105
Posted By queenbee
Gifts for me? Hmm, it would greatly depend on...

Gifts for me? Hmm, it would greatly depend on what the gift actually was. I will lean towards "probably not" on my feelings changing, though. Why not publicly thank a parent? They deserve some dang...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,342
Posted By queenbee
I keep breakfast simple and fast, and the same...

I keep breakfast simple and fast, and the same each week.

Monday's - Cereal, Toast w/ Fruit Spread
Tuesday's - Oatmeal, Fruit
Wednesday's - Muffins or Mini Muffins
Thursday's - Mini Pancakes/...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,105
Posted By queenbee
I thank my families publicly. If a family...

I thank my families publicly.

If a family brings in snack one day, I post it on Facebook, usually with a photo with the kids enjoying it. I have some parents who go beyond the norm and bring in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,162
Posted By queenbee
Contracted Hours - Grace Period?

Very recently, some of my dcparents have decided it'd be a good idea to change around their drop-off and pick-up schedules without notifying me. I've let it go the first couple times, but now it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,245
Posted By queenbee
I have fun making boutique hair bows, tutus, tutu...

I have fun making boutique hair bows, tutus, tutu dresses and other fun clothes likethis

I use naptime and evenings to make them. My dcg's are spoiled. They're always getting free stuff happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,995
Posted By queenbee
We LOVE weekly Storytime! My little friends go...

We LOVE weekly Storytime! My little friends go each and every Monday to Storytime and it's a great way to start off the week. I sneak out and leave the kids with my assistants and head out to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,257
Posted By queenbee
Halloween Gifts?

Next month I'm making Halloween bows for the girls in my daycare. They all have gorgeous hair and I'm already making a big lot to sell anyways.

I'm having a tough time figuring out what to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,710
Posted By queenbee
I have a 15mo like this. She could literally...

I have a 15mo like this. She could literally out-eat my oldests right now. :rolleyes: If she sees food she's whining and signing "eat" over and over and over.....

I keep it simple. "Go play" and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By queenbee
Is this child full-time? I have a 20mo who...

Is this child full-time?

I have a 20mo who has this problem. She doesn't exactly gyrate against the belt, she actually pushed her butt back against the seat and then slllllloooooowwwwllllyyy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,579
Posted By queenbee
My gang is doing this craft for Grandparents Day....

My gang is doing this craft for Grandparents Day. My parents LOVE that we do a special craft for Grandma's and Grandpa's. I just ask how many copies each child will need and do that many handprints...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,349
Posted By queenbee
Our Infants are from birth - 2 years. I have a...

Our Infants are from birth - 2 years. I have a permanent assistant and a part-time assistant which allows me to have more infants :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,349
Posted By queenbee
Definitely get a good, solid schedule going for...

Definitely get a good, solid schedule going for the babies regarding feedings and naptimes. It's important to get them both on the same schedule so that you have breaks during the day.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,022
Posted By queenbee
Willow, I'd like to respectfully disagree with...

Willow, I'd like to respectfully disagree with this. At 8 months, infant shoulds be getting their main source of nutrition and dietary needs from breast milk or formula. Their main intake shouldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 302,086
Posted By queenbee
I figured this belonged in the Positive Thread. ...

I figured this belonged in the Positive Thread.

I run a group home daycare with 14 children enrolled. I have between 10 and 12 children each day with my assistant and we run like a well-oiled...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,944
Posted By queenbee
At What Age......?

At what age do you expect children to put on their own shoes? Simple shoes such as velcro or slip-ons. Do you care if socks are inside out/bottom on top/sideways?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,273
Posted By queenbee
DCM announced her pregnancy this morning.......

........and after congratulating her, I asked how far along she was.

DCM: "I'm 36 weeks tomorrow. We haven't decided if DCG will be coming on during my maternity leave next month, but we will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,593
Posted By queenbee
I advertise as a vegetarian daycare. I do add...

I advertise as a vegetarian daycare. I do add more vegan-components than I used to when I first started my vegetarian daycare - mainly dairy. I've never offered cow milk to any child - there are no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,593
Posted By queenbee
I don't participate in a food program. I don't...

I don't participate in a food program. I don't follow rules well ;)

I really had a heck of a hard time getting someone to consider a vegetarian menu year-round. Apparently it's "frowned upon" to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,593
Posted By queenbee
No milk here! I'm vegetarian so I don't offer any...

No milk here! I'm vegetarian so I don't offer any cow milk to my daycare kids.

We use soy milk, almond milk or, their favorite, coconut milk.

It's a good thing, too. I have twins who get 9oz...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,257
Posted By queenbee
Those of You With Screamers.......

My recently turned 5-month-old daycare baby has taken a turn for the worst. He absolutely loved tummy time since he could hold his head up and he would literally play for hours if I let him.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,015
Posted By queenbee
Chicago here I come! happyface The going...

Chicago here I come! happyface

The going rate in my city for home daycares is $100-$115. My current rates for infants up to 18 months are $150/week and 18+ months are $135/week.

I provide all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,624
Posted By queenbee
Password on website?

I have a Parents Only page on my daycare website that is password protected. I change the password normally once per year and only my daycare parents have the password.

Last week I had a parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,386
Posted By queenbee
Unhappy Mississippi 9-Year-Old Caught On Camera Beating Two Toddlers

This is so tragic and horrible :(:(

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/horrifying-video-shows-9-year-old-boy-biting-punching-kicking-and-choking-toddlers-at-daycare/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,958
Posted By queenbee
Fees are payed for by parents and yes, it's in my...

Fees are payed for by parents and yes, it's in my contract.

Paying for fees myself would be impossible. I have 16 kids for the summer and if a field trip cost $7, that's $112 out of my own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,742
Posted By queenbee
Their age never really factors into naptime at my...

Their age never really factors into naptime at my daycare.

I have two newly turned 7-year-olds and they nap consistantly each day. They are usually the first ones asleep, last ones awake, too....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,958
Posted By queenbee
All my parents pay with auto-pay on...

All my parents pay with auto-pay on childcarepay.com so I would have to cancel autopay, fix the amount, set up autopay again and then the parents would have to approve it. I do not have the time for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,958
Posted By queenbee
Parents Forgetting Field Trip Fees

I never have any trouble with parents forgetting to bring in field trip fees. We average 2 - 4 field trips a week and I try to keep it down to just one field per week that costs the parents. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,373
Posted By queenbee
likethis There's risk in everything....

likethis

There's risk in everything. Trampolines pose as much as a risk for injury as anything else :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,373
Posted By queenbee
We have this trampoline: ...

We have this trampoline:

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Airzone-My-First-Trampoline-Enclosure-55-Inch-Red-/00/s/MTUwMFgxNTAw/%24T2eC16RHJHoE9n3Ke-PmBQBh8lzYkQ~~60_35.JPG

We replace this trampoline...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,137
Posted By queenbee
Almost all of my city's craigslist is filled with...

Almost all of my city's craigslist is filled with sahms who are looking for 1-2 additional kids but, surprisingly, they charge between $150-$160 a week and the norm around here is $100-$135 a week....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,321
Posted By queenbee
She's the first one asleep, last one awake. She...

She's the first one asleep, last one awake. She also sleeps like a dead person :D I also don't do naptime activities as alternatives. All my kids (except my most recently enrolled) sleep like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,321
Posted By queenbee
Am I In The Wrong?

I have a parent with 3 kids in my daycare (4mo, 4yo, 6yo). The 4yo and 6yo are school-agers and are only here for the summer.

Last Monday, 6yo brings in a bag filled with barbies, two stuffed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,329
Posted By queenbee
How warm are you warming the breastmilk? I...

How warm are you warming the breastmilk?

I have a 4.5 month old breastfed only dcbaby currently. When he first started at 6 weeks, he wouldn't drink more than 3oz in a 8 hour period. It was a lot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,899
Posted By queenbee
I currently wear a wrist splint. I'm either...

I currently wear a wrist splint. I'm either dealing with a wrist sprain from lifting incorrectly or carpal tunnel from typing :rolleyes: A couple more weeks and I'll know for sure which.

Both...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,990
Posted By queenbee
Full-time. He arrives at 7:30 each morning and...

Full-time. He arrives at 7:30 each morning and leaves between 3:30 and 4pm. He does well on the walk even though parents say they use a stroller for every outing.

If I'm tired from the walk, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,990
Posted By queenbee
My First Nap Issue Ever!

I'm hoping from some insight from you all. Since I've opened, I've never had any type of napping issue from any of my daycare children. I've had amazing babies, amazing toddlers and amazing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 302,086
Posted By queenbee
All 13 of my kids have been so WONDERFUL today! I...

All 13 of my kids have been so WONDERFUL today! I expected some trouble, as most of my parents informed me that they stayed up later than usual bedtimes for fireworks. But, everyone is playing great,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,012
Posted By queenbee
Meeko - I'm selling my 6-seat Bye Bye Buggy. I've...

Meeko - I'm selling my 6-seat Bye Bye Buggy. I've upgraded to a Choo Choo Wagon. Want it? :D:D

You'd have to come to NM to get it.....:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,474
Posted By queenbee
My assistant is 48yo. Hardly someone who needs to...

My assistant is 48yo. Hardly someone who needs to "grow up" ;) I doubt she'd take this personal, but I guess my other families who have been with me long term would have never dreamed of shushing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,474
Posted By queenbee
DCD called about an hour after I sent the email....

DCD called about an hour after I sent the email. He profusely apologized for doing what he did, and while he did just do it to sneak up on DCB, he can see how it came across to my assistant and he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,474
Posted By queenbee
New DCD Just Shushed One Of My Assistants

This afternoon at pick-up, new DCD came to pick up DCB. As DCD was walking up to our daycare room, my assistant who was just about to leave home was standing in the doorway waving to the kids, saw...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,463
Posted By queenbee
I have this kid :rolleyes: She is also 2.5yo. ...

I have this kid :rolleyes: She is also 2.5yo.

She's been with me almost a year and it's been a very trying time. I've tried everything (and then some) to get her to "get it" but she is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,375
Posted By queenbee
I knew you all would understand happyface ...

I knew you all would understand happyface



This summer I have 6 school-agers (all siblings to a current dcks), and MAN are they the best complainers. I love to 'help them out' and get them on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,375
Posted By queenbee
Kids Getting "Too Much" Exercise?

This morning, a DCD said he saw on his daughter's daily report that we walked to the park yesterday morning. He said he didn't know I had any parks in my neighborhood.

I said: "We don't. We walk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 562,501
Posted By queenbee
My 13mo daycare baby came back today from a week...

My 13mo daycare baby came back today from a week long vacation of being taken care of by her grandparents.

:eek::eek::eek:

If I could, I would ban all grandparents from visiting my daycare kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,934
Posted By queenbee
So.....I've since checked out the dad on Facebook...

So.....I've since checked out the dad on Facebook and searched through the sex offender registry. Nothing on the registry of this guy. His Facebook seems normal, nothing anything really telling me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,934
Posted By queenbee
A Potential Family A Little Too Eager?

I took my gang to the zoo this morning and while we were having lunch on the grass, a man and his teenage daughter and little son came up to us. He inquired whether we were a daycare and said they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,214
Posted By queenbee
A couple years back while working, my mother sent...

A couple years back while working, my mother sent me a huge bouquet of flowers and had them dropped off during my busiest pick-up time (4 parents pick up at the same time) on Provider Appreciation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 302,086
Posted By queenbee
Today's lunch we had Organic homemade macaroni &...

Today's lunch we had Organic homemade macaroni & cheese, whole wheat roll, apple slices and broccoli w/ ranch to dip.

All 12 of my children today - from 12 months to 6 years went straight for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,391
Posted By queenbee
I currently have a child with sensory and other...

I currently have a child with sensory and other medical issues. She is 3 years old next week and she is on a toddler formula in a bottle. She takes a bottle twice a day, once in the morning at 9am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 220,443
Posted By queenbee
I'm choosing to post this in the Funny thread. ...

I'm choosing to post this in the Funny thread.

Parent comes to pick up their child.

Parent: "Oh wow, you're on vacation all next week?" as they point to the sign on my door that's been there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,315
Posted By queenbee
I only enroll full-timers. I currently have...

I only enroll full-timers.

I currently have 12 children ranging from 6 weeks to 5 years. All but 2 come 5/days per week and the other 2 come 4/days a week but pay the full-time rate. They are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 220,443
Posted By queenbee
A few funny moments today. I think my kids are...

A few funny moments today. I think my kids are destined to be comedians when they grow up.

1) Dcg3 is watching me as I feed and burp my newest 4 week old infant his bottle. Infant lets out a big...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,702
Posted By queenbee
Melskids, When a child isn't responsible...

Melskids,

When a child isn't responsible enough to handle "big kid" toys at our daycare, we go back to baby toys for them for a week. I've never had a child go back to baby toys more than once so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,298
Posted By queenbee
Parent Survey Questions?

I'm in the process of creating an anonymous survey for my daycare parents. I would like to get their opinions on how they like my program, what they /like dislike, ect., ect.

It will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,457
Posted By queenbee
Oh, I've had a few of these kids over the years...

Oh, I've had a few of these kids over the years ;)

My solution is to let them cry until they CAN.

If they can't put on their shoes to go outside, then they can't play outside. They will sit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,656
Posted By queenbee
:lol::lol::lol: I'll keep you posted. I...

:lol::lol::lol:

I'll keep you posted. I moved into my current neighborhood over 5 years ago and it's full of older, retired couples. They love any interaction they can get with the kids and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,656
Posted By queenbee
Arrow :lol: I actually don't mind the sight of a school...

:lol: I actually don't mind the sight of a school bus sitting in my driveway. I have one sitting on my curb two times a week and it's become normal to see a school bus when I walk out the front door....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,656
Posted By queenbee
School Buses for Daycare Use?

I currently use one of our local school bus companies for transportation for our twice weekly field trips/activities. They offer us a really good deal with cost and all of my children love riding the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,548
Posted By queenbee
Yay happyface It is definitely handy for field...

Yay happyface It is definitely handy for field trips. We go to the library, the park, the zoo, the aquarium, children's museums, amusement parks, ect. and it's been great. You'll be very happy :)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,548
Posted By queenbee
If one falls down.....that's all that happens....

If one falls down.....that's all that happens. Because the harness has leeway, if someone trips they don't take down the whole bunch. No one else is affected. I'm pretty sure they show this in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,548
Posted By queenbee
I have a Walkodile. I bought this over...

I have a Walkodile.

I bought this over Christmas as a new present for our daycare. I used to have a basic walking rope but I was having the most difficult time getting my three 18-month olds to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,690
Posted By queenbee
Too Smart For His Own Good!

My 2.5yo DCB come up to me and handed me a play phone. I asked who it was and he replied "My mommy wants to talk to you".

Me: Hi mommy! You want DCB to be good today? Okay, I'll let him know!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,894
Posted By queenbee
I have the 6-seat Bye Bye Buggy. I just replaced...

I have the 6-seat Bye Bye Buggy. I just replaced all of the seat cushions since Spring is just around the corner and it's been the best invention ever!!

I love being able to load up 6 of my kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,801
Posted By queenbee
Toddlers with Bottles?

What are your thoughts on toddlers (12 months and older) who are still on the bottle/bottle-attached?

Do dckids go cold-turkey or does weaning take place?

Do your own children have them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 562,501
Posted By queenbee
Newly enrolled dcfamily came at 6:15am this...

Newly enrolled dcfamily came at 6:15am this morning - I open at 6:30. It wouldn't be bad if she didn't POUND on the door and wake up my entire household. Ugh!! I threw a towel on my head and opened...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By queenbee
I don't worry about it. The parents have never...

I don't worry about it. The parents have never made a comment of any sort and my garage is currently going through a remodel and there will be a handful of workers for the next couple months.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,463
Posted By queenbee
I've had a few of those kids :rolleyes: Gross! ...

I've had a few of those kids :rolleyes: Gross!

Do NOT let him down from the table the next time he does this. If you see him with food still in his mouth, tend to the other children and ignore...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,290
Posted By queenbee
able to sit at the table and eat with fork or...

able to sit at the table and eat with fork or spoon? By 18 Months. Children are MORE than capable of using utensils and sitting at the table once they reach 18 months (normal developing children, of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 562,501
Posted By queenbee
Oh my god :mad::mad: Why is it, so FREAKING...

Oh my god :mad::mad:

Why is it, so FREAKING hard, to remember to pay every Friday for daycare? You do it every week, the same amount......why can't you think "Hey, it's Friday and I'm picking up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,865
Posted By queenbee
CL Ad: "Registered Daycare $65 a Week"

http://orlando.craigslist.org/kid/2786750020.html

$65 a week for any age, full-time?!

:eek::eek::eek:

And I thought my $85/per week Part-Time tuition rate was too low.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,332
Posted By queenbee
Thank you for cheering me up everyone! I was...

Thank you for cheering me up everyone! I was convinced I was the only one who did this kind of thing.

I'm so not looking forward to seeing the DCM on Wednesday when she drops off. It'll be so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,347
Posted By queenbee
Can you serve it to the other children you have...

Can you serve it to the other children you have in care? Provided that none of them have any soy allergies, of course.

I only serve soy/almond or coconut milk and soy milk is a favorite with most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,332
Posted By queenbee
I'm So Embarrassed.......I Did It Again :(

About a year ago I sent a text - that was meant for my younger sister - to one of my most professional, highly educated parents. If anyone has any younger siblings.......you know the way you tease...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,386
Posted By queenbee
Daycare - He never had surgery. His parents said...

Daycare - He never had surgery. His parents said according to the doctor, dcb's feet weren't drastic enough for surgery. The casts straightened them out a whole lot, but neither parent has ever...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,386
Posted By queenbee
Anyone Experienced With Clubfoot In Toddlers?

I have a dcb age 16mo who has been enrolled for around 3 months. When I first interview the family, they talked about the possiblility of him having one or both feet being diagnosed as clubfoot.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,953
Posted By queenbee
We have a gymnastics class that we attend...

We have a gymnastics class that we attend twice-monthly. It's $5/per class for each child and I bill parents the extra $10 at the beginning of the month with their weekly tuition.

It's a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,003
Posted By queenbee
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: Reason #1 why I...

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Reason #1 why I only have parties with the children. Their parents can't handle them!

(On a serious note - sorry you had to deal with that :()
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,447
Posted By queenbee
Calling Parents Out?

I have "forgetful" parents :rolleyes:

I require 2 packages of wipes each month for each child due the 1st week of the month. Out of my 12 children - 9 of them have yet to bring wipes for the month...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 26,754
Posted By queenbee
CountryMommy - It's very unfortunate - but some...

CountryMommy - It's very unfortunate - but some parents can't afford to stay home with their new babies because of the economy. Maternity leave is NOT what it used to be. Some of my daycare parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,243
Posted By queenbee
I have a home daycare and it works very well....

I have a home daycare and it works very well. There is no fee to use this program at all, but there are two different apps - one for providers to use on their smartphones to update during the day....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,243
Posted By queenbee
I use Tadpoles. It's a great program for tracking...

I use Tadpoles. It's a great program for tracking attendance and I send out daily reports for my 12 dcks each day. My parents very much request reports and they have the ability to look back on every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,584
Posted By queenbee
School-agers = evil!!!!!! I only provide...

School-agers = evil!!!!!!

I only provide care to school-agers in the summer, and they are the ones who have been with me since infancy. I love the dearly and they know my rules verrrrrrrry well ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,662
Posted By queenbee
Go to the Dollar Tree and purchase a bunch of...

Go to the Dollar Tree and purchase a bunch of infant bath books. The kids can't rip or destroy them in any way - they can even chew on them and bend them and they are in still perfect condition.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,602
Posted By queenbee
Well, I expected it. Dcd decided to ditch...

Well, I expected it.

Dcd decided to ditch without paying and wrote me an email saying that he won't be bringing his daughter back to daycare and that he won't be paying for the final two-weeks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,392
Posted By queenbee
I've never had any trouble getting permission to...

I've never had any trouble getting permission to use Jumpers.

I get one every year at the end of summer to bid my soon-to-be kindergarteners off, and to say goodbye to my summer schoolagers (only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,602
Posted By queenbee
I don't have anything in my contract about paying...

I don't have anything in my contract about paying up-front for the last two weeks of care. I now know why I should, though!

Would there be anyway I can change that? Can I just send an email...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,602
Posted By queenbee
If I Don't Have Anything Nice To Say......

........I probably shouldn't say anything at all.

Right? :confused:

A daycare family gave notice to me on Friday. Dcd sent me some really sarcastic, really borderline disrespectful emails to...
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