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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,348
Posted By Evansmom
I've said this on here before but you can not go...

I've said this on here before but you can not go wrong with a Bilibo

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000UEQI1G?pc_redir=1398116413&robot_redir=1
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,656
Posted By Evansmom
I know it can be annoying to deal with a kid like...

I know it can be annoying to deal with a kid like this. My stock response to kids saying they don't want to do something, they don't like what we are doing etc. is to say "Oh." Very non-committal,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,765
Posted By Evansmom
I have in my contract that I only answer texts...

I have in my contract that I only answer texts and phone calls during daycare hours and that's only when I'm able to. Kids are my priority and they get my primary attention. It's something I go over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,467
Posted By Evansmom
Hi there! I ran a preschool out of my home for...

Hi there!
I ran a preschool out of my home for 5 years, though I worked full time hours. I worked in daycare centers and as a nanny for 15 years before that.

My advice would be to offer a niche...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,068
Posted By Evansmom
But OP has a fever herself. That warrants closing...

But OP has a fever herself. That warrants closing in my opinion. If it were me I would not work around small children with a fever and if I were a parent at the daycare I would be thankful that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,129
Posted By Evansmom
Lol! I think is called Spring Fever. All the home...

Lol! I think is called Spring Fever. All the home school kids and moms I know are going through the same thing right now. Kids can't sit still, don't stop talking, but don't want to or seem to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,382
Posted By Evansmom
Parents have to trust the provider to tell them...

Parents have to trust the provider to tell them the truth. Little kids have a very different perception of things. They have wonderful imaginations and it's hard for them to tell the difference...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,107
Posted By Evansmom
I'm sorry this is happening to you. I did similar...

I'm sorry this is happening to you. I did similar things for a family once trying to help and they ended up walking all over me too. And they seemed like such nice people in the beginning. But I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Posted By Evansmom
I don't know about age limits but I don't allow...

I don't know about age limits but I don't allow any of my kids to walk around with any device no matter their age. That's dangerous IMO. Plus yeah, I agree with OP, they can engage in real life for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By Evansmom
I think it depends on what you prefer. I like to...

I think it depends on what you prefer. I like to do quite a bit of schooling that involves my direct interaction with my son on the weekends when I can give him my full attention. We can knock out a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,586
Posted By Evansmom
Thanks BC!

Thanks BC!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,586
Posted By Evansmom
Just passing along info from the other thread. BC...

Just passing along info from the other thread. BC had originally thought the same as what you say but then after reading more into it, and the fact the ADA does specify private daycare centers she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,586
Posted By Evansmom
And here is what BC found after research into the...

And here is what BC found after research into the subject:

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) extends the protections provided by 504 to private schools...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,586
Posted By Evansmom
Here it is! ...

Here it is!
http://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=68887&highlight=Peanut+allergy
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,586
Posted By Evansmom
I think we just had a discussion about PAs. Maybe...

I think we just had a discussion about PAs. Maybe someone can link that here?
IIRC It was found that since food allergies are protected under the ADA then you can not discriminate against a child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,605
Posted By Evansmom
So OP did you ever talk to DCM about the heart...

So OP did you ever talk to DCM about the heart condition she mentioned? Honestly this would freak me out bc either she's lying about it or she's omitted telling you very important health info. Either...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,605
Posted By Evansmom
likethis I was going to say this. And add,...

likethis
I was going to say this.
And add, you need to get a clear answer from mom about possible heart conditions and what's going on there. If you were not told of injuries possibly leading to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,906
Posted By Evansmom
likethis:lol: I always told my kids "well...

likethis:lol:

I always told my kids "well that's just means I'm doing my job right then!"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,711
Posted By Evansmom
likethis This is what I call it too.

likethis
This is what I call it too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,263
Posted By Evansmom
We allow guns and power play here. But it's a...

We allow guns and power play here. But it's a total non-issue. The boys do not fixate on it, sometimes they play guns, sometimes they doctor stuffed animals. I believe because I don't police it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,742
Posted By Evansmom
Oh, I missed her other post so I didn't have that...

Oh, I missed her other post so I didn't have that background. You're right, same page, different paragraphs! Lol!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,742
Posted By Evansmom
Ok I'll be the voice of dissention here. I...

Ok I'll be the voice of dissention here. I respectfully disagree with BC.

Sadly I may not have an answer for you though OP, but more of a question. How you YOU feel about putting yourself on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,871
Posted By Evansmom
OP, I see what you're saying I think. So you're...

OP, I see what you're saying I think. So you're talking about supporting legislation that says parents can't lose their jobs for staying home with a sick child and that docs could be required to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By Evansmom
My only term that was immediate and with only...

My only term that was immediate and with only documented email as further communication (no phone) was in a situation just like this. Child was making up stories about being hit by other children,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By Evansmom
I've been a mother for almost 21 years and have...

I've been a mother for almost 21 years and have read this book countless times. I can not and have not ever made it through this book without crying. I'm teary eyed typing this just thinking of it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,588
Posted By Evansmom
As a mom who has dealt with a DS who used to be...

As a mom who has dealt with a DS who used to be "too busy" to stop playing and listen when his body tells him to go to the bathroom which resulted in constipation I offer the following advice.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,316
Posted By Evansmom
likethis awesome! Thanks

likethis awesome! Thanks
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,316
Posted By Evansmom
Ok then I'm not too crazy then :lol: I home...

Ok then I'm not too crazy then :lol:
I home school and needed some lined paper to practice writing on and didn't want to wait for some to be ordered online so I went in and found a nice package I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,114
Posted By Evansmom
Actually I have read parenting books that...

Actually I have read parenting books that advocate spanking and they do instruct parents never to spank out of anger but to do it as a punishment after the discussion. So if the OP subscribes to that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,316
Posted By Evansmom
I love that store too but it seems like it's so...

I love that store too but it seems like it's so pricy. Do any of you think it's expensive? Or maybe it's just that I love so much stuff in there that I always spend so much!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,805
Posted By Evansmom
I hear ya! I just don't understand parents that...

I hear ya! I just don't understand parents that require special food for their kids (re: allergy or special diet) who expect DCPs to accommodate. Like BC said, they need to do the work to be sure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,805
Posted By Evansmom
We are grain free but every now and then we do...

We are grain free but every now and then we do have a little cheat meal. Maybe DCM was running late, couldn't get to the store for a better snack and threw those in the bag? We all know how working...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,215
Posted By Evansmom
Ok, this is what I have to say re: accommodating...

Ok, this is what I have to say re: accommodating kids with nut/peanut allergies and this is coming from me who is a mom to a peanut allergic child and has been a child care provider and teacher for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,215
Posted By Evansmom
Oh good find BC! Thank you for that...

Oh good find BC! Thank you for that clarification. So there then needs to be an actual doctor diagnosis of anaphylaxis or other food reaction for the ADA to apply not just a food sensitivity or a "I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 25,308
Posted By Evansmom
Old post from 2012 Probably a troll.

Old post from 2012

Probably a troll.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,215
Posted By Evansmom
True. I was just adding my understanding of the...

True. I was just adding my understanding of the ADA's position in response to BC's comment. You are right that this doesn't not apply to a private school nor to a home daycare.

I do provide care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,215
Posted By Evansmom
Not sure about Canada but I thought food...

Not sure about Canada but I thought food allergies were covered by ADA here in US
http://www.foodallergy.org/advocacy/disability

All kids with food allergies in TX qualify for an IEP and 504 as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,087
Posted By Evansmom
That's why I agree that she can opt out but pay...

That's why I agree that she can opt out but pay you the amount you're losing from the food program bc she's opting out. That way you get what you need (your income stays the same) and she gets what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,087
Posted By Evansmom
likethis Yep, we are grain free and I can...

likethis
Yep, we are grain free and I can report my family is all alive and well and growing perfectly. There are plenty of carbs in dairy foods as well as tons in fruit and a good amount in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,461
Posted By Evansmom
I don't run my daycare anymore but my family eats...

I don't run my daycare anymore but my family eats mostly primal (Mark Sission website called Mark's Daily Apple) and we have been doing this for 2 years, we will never go back. We just feel so much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,461
Posted By Evansmom
OP do you mean sugar free as in no candy and...

OP do you mean sugar free as in no candy and desserts or do you also mean including grains (crackers, bread, rice, pasta) flours, fruit, beans and anything else that turns to sugar in the body? Just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By Evansmom
I've done this with potty humor and it's so...

I've done this with potty humor and it's so hilarious and effective. I guide the child to the restroom while matter of factly saying, "Johnny, those are words we use in the bathroom. So you can talk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,872
Posted By Evansmom
Word to the wise (I have experience with this)...

Word to the wise (I have experience with this) make a designated time for the party with beginning and ending times (especially ending time). Otherwise the kids will think it's party time all day and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,092
Posted By Evansmom
Allergy family chiming in here :) My son is...

Allergy family chiming in here :)
My son is allergic to latex and the latex powder inside the balloon can cause respiratory problems for people with latex allergies. That plus the choking hazard and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,653
Posted By Evansmom
I agree with nannyde about you being in the wrong...

I agree with nannyde about you being in the wrong taking DCK out with no coat in the snow. I know it stinks to be trapped inside with a bunch of crazy cabin fever kids. So if your policy is they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,864
Posted By Evansmom
You're welcome and good luck! I don't know if...

You're welcome and good luck!
I don't know if there are any others here from Lubbock but maybe someone closer to you will chime in soon.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,327
Posted By Evansmom
Smelling lemons :) I know it sounds crazy but it...

Smelling lemons :) I know it sounds crazy but it always lessened my nausea.
If you're actually vomiting a lot (not just being nauseous) and it's bad then go for the B6, the unisom and if that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,864
Posted By Evansmom
Ok just pm'd and emailed ya! :)

Ok just pm'd and emailed ya! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,000
Posted By Evansmom
Honestly I wouldn't explain too much. Need to be...

Honestly I wouldn't explain too much. Need to be short and sweet because you know nothing you say will make DCM feel ok with the term. She may be mad but you can not go on like this. I would avoid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,864
Posted By Evansmom
Hi there! Congrats on starting your new business....

Hi there! Congrats on starting your new business. I ran a home preschool for almost 6 years in Austin and I'd be glad to share my experience with you.

As far as setting my rates, first I called...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,469
Posted By Evansmom
Just wanted to chime in my two cents. I didn't...

Just wanted to chime in my two cents. I didn't serve meals (did serve snacks) and it worked great for me. No children ever fought over someone else getting something they wanted. It was just a fact...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-06-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,197
Posted By Evansmom
I have read that Aspie girls frequently get a...

I have read that Aspie girls frequently get a wrong diagnosis for years and that many docs are not qualified to identify it in girls so please be careful in choosing the right doc for her. And if at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By Evansmom
If it is taken by another business maybe you can...

If it is taken by another business maybe you can do a variation on the name like "Busy B's Garden Daycare" and then have a slogan that's something like "Where children come to grow and play."
Just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,319
Posted By Evansmom
Ooh! Good thread! I don't have any...

Ooh! Good thread!
I don't have any recommendations but I'm hoping others will have some good lists!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By Evansmom
I agree with BC. I have found it is always better...

I agree with BC. I have found it is always better to leave the personal out. This is a business decision for you, leave it at that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,376
Posted By Evansmom
I like "Today is my favorite day!" :) it's so...

I like "Today is my favorite day!" :) it's so positive and reminds me to be in the now which is helpful when dealing with small humans.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,991
Posted By Evansmom
I don't know either. I could never balance...

I don't know either. I could never balance everything. I just always had way too many balls in the air and I'd juggle as fast as I could. Being so crazy busy all the time is what eventually burned me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,905
Posted By Evansmom
I agree with the others who say go ahead an take...

I agree with the others who say go ahead an take the baby. Anything can happen between now and when you find a job so just keep on business as usual until you do have something concrete to tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,093
Posted By Evansmom
Thank you BC, I'll have to look up requirements...

Thank you BC, I'll have to look up requirements in CO where we are moving.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,004
Posted By Evansmom
Daycaremom, if it were me I'd either let my child...

Daycaremom, if it were me I'd either let my child play with them in her room or when the daycare kids are gone and that's all. Then you won't have to police them with the daycare kids. And you won't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,093
Posted By Evansmom
This is a really good idea BC, how does that work...

This is a really good idea BC, how does that work with regards to licensing do you know? Like say your state requires you to be licensed when watching 2 or more children but if you're a substitute,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,231
Posted By Evansmom
I have heard from many providers that kids eating...

I have heard from many providers that kids eating different meals causes problems with other kids wanting what they have. But I thought I'd chime in and say I've never had that happen. The kids bring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,231
Posted By Evansmom
We have life threatening food allergies....

We have life threatening food allergies. Personally we pack food for ourselves wherever we go because I can't imagine holding another person responsible for knowing how to feed us. When I did daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,844
Posted By Evansmom
Yep what nannyde said. I used to buy my extra...

Yep what nannyde said.
I used to buy my extra clothes at the thrift shop because I know I'll never see them again. Well, I'd see them again, when the parents dressed their child in the clothes I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,093
Posted By Evansmom
I agree with slorey and JenNJ, just do part time...

I agree with slorey and JenNJ, just do part time if that's what you want to do. If you did a preschool you could have hours of MWF from 8-12 or 9-12 (serve snack but no lunch) and get rid of all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,004
Posted By Evansmom
And they have boy dolls so my son likes playing...

And they have boy dolls so my son likes playing with them too. Plus they have animals like horses, also mermaids, cars, beds, stuffed chairs and sofas....they're really fun!

And I agree, barbies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,004
Posted By Evansmom
Personally for smaller kids I like the Groovy...

Personally for smaller kids I like the Groovy Girls dolls. They have removable clothes, flat chests and underwear painted or stitched on (I can't remember which). I love that they come in all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,478
Posted By Evansmom
You should look up the requirements in your...

You should look up the requirements in your state. In some states there is a waiver a parent can sign to have their child be exempt from one or all vaccines for reasons of conscience or religion. So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,844
Posted By Evansmom
Maybe DCD is totally clueless and thinks that...

Maybe DCD is totally clueless and thinks that since his kid is 20 months that he would fit in 24 month size clothes? Like that the size corresponds with age? I don't know, I'm giving the benefit of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,490
Posted By Evansmom
I'm with daycare, our 6 yo DS hops in the shower...

I'm with daycare, our 6 yo DS hops in the shower with either I or DH if he wants to or we need to save time. No biggie at all, he's not interested in our bodies in a sexual way at all. In fact, it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,756
Posted By Evansmom
Speaking from experience :) (bc it took me a...

Speaking from experience :) (bc it took me a while to grow a backbone) if it were me and I compromised my close time for one family I would end up resenting it after a few weeks.

I understand you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,381
Posted By Evansmom
Yeah I don't blame you. Those kind of hours would...

Yeah I don't blame you. Those kind of hours would be so hard!

Well, if I were you I'd call around or email to some of the daycares and get ideas on what they offer and then come up with something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,381
Posted By Evansmom
But the population is higher so there are more...

But the population is higher so there are more people looking for care. :)
You could find a niche market that's not developed in that area and make a killing! Uh, figuratively speaking of course!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,381
Posted By Evansmom
Can you contact licensing in that area and find...

Can you contact licensing in that area and find out where the other home daycares are located? Also start looking at CL in that area too to get a feel for the daycare business and openings.

I come...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,704
Posted By Evansmom
And the bilibos can be used in the water too! We...

And the bilibos can be used in the water too! We take ours in the bath sometimes and in the backyard with the hose.

Sorry to hijack the grant thread with Bilibo love :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,704
Posted By Evansmom
I love, love, love open ended toys for exactly...

I love, love, love open ended toys for exactly that reason! It's the whole "when the toy does less the kids do more" thing. My favorite toys to provide are scarves or large pieces of cloth, blocks,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,304
Posted By Evansmom
I realize what I'm about to say is judgemental...

I realize what I'm about to say is judgemental but what is wrong with some parents who actually believe letting their child watch adult programs/video games/unrestricted access to media is ok?!?! It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,704
Posted By Evansmom
I think it's impossible to regret buying a bilibo...

I think it's impossible to regret buying a bilibo :) we love ours so!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,304
Posted By Evansmom
I'm going to add a question about screen time to...

I'm going to add a question about screen time to my interview question list now. It's a good way to get a feel for how parents handle media. Isn't it crazy that we should have to ask a parent how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,304
Posted By Evansmom
Possibly I miscommunicated my tone in my comment....

Possibly I miscommunicated my tone in my comment. I'm not disparaging your suggestion to ask about iPad use. On the contrary I agree that it could be a legitimate question to ask at interviews. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,304
Posted By Evansmom
I don't think you can make an assumption about...

I don't think you can make an assumption about everyone just based on whether they have an iPad for their kid or not. Maybe a better way to phrase it would be "how much screen time does your child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,180
Posted By Evansmom
Weird. That reminds me of the Friends episode...

Weird. That reminds me of the Friends episode when Joey didn't know how to properly use the finger quotation marks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,686
Posted By Evansmom
I only have had one term that was effective...

I only have had one term that was effective immediately and it was because a 3 year old child was making up things that weren't happening here too. It was awful. It was a first child to older...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,946
Posted By Evansmom
I agree Cat Herder. 20 years ago when I started...

I agree Cat Herder. 20 years ago when I started in the child care business I would get cash bonuses from DCPs. It was awesome especially bc at that time I was making minimum wage ($5.25 an hour way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,670
Posted By Evansmom
Juliebug, I'm sorry for your loss. My...

Juliebug, I'm sorry for your loss.

My husband (and best friend since we were 15) died at age 31 the day after Christmas 2005. He bravely and courageously fought a brain tumor for 17 months. It was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-25-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,586
Posted By Evansmom
I have a teaching background and in my experience...

I have a teaching background and in my experience being physically affectionate to children in a classroom is frowned upon, at least in my state it is. It's usually limited to pats on the back. So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By Evansmom
Wait until she pays you and then term if you...

Wait until she pays you and then term if you want.

I don't think it's too late to come up with a contract and get all your clients to sign it, it will weed out the clients you don't want to work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,351
Posted By Evansmom
We have food and peanut allergies here. One...

We have food and peanut allergies here.

One thing I would worry about is if she is in fact having a reaction to eating the peanuts then it could progress to anaphylactic shock at any time. Just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,300
Posted By Evansmom
May I suggest writing rid of the electronic toys...

May I suggest writing rid of the electronic toys in phases? Like say phase one, take out the batteries ie:"it broke" :) then phase two slowly replace each toy with a different one or set of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By Evansmom
Make clothespin people from clothes pins, pipe...

Make clothespin people from clothes pins, pipe cleaners and markers
Make torn paper pictures (kids love this bc they get to tear paper into pieces then glue them into a picture)
Hula hoop game...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,230
Posted By Evansmom
I had something similar happen once where I...

I had something similar happen once where I happened upon and ad on CL one of my clients had posted about the DCM starting to advertise her own new home daycare. She had not mentioned to me that she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,636
Posted By Evansmom
Encourage it! Sounds like you are :) My son...

Encourage it! Sounds like you are :)

My son is 5 and loves reading non-fiction books at bedtime rather than story books. Anything from elements to electronics to robots and is in a Science class...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,016
Posted By Evansmom
:hug: I'm sorry you're in a rough spot. I've...

:hug:
I'm sorry you're in a rough spot. I've been in burnout many times before so I can relate.

In regards to your question of what else you can do with a child development degree. I know this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,501
Posted By Evansmom
What the what?!!!! She is clearly used to...

What the what?!!!!
She is clearly used to "hiring" a nanny. Not working with a teacher like you and operating in a group environment. The DCM needs as much training as the DCB does.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,148
Posted By Evansmom
This week I'm getting ready to decorate for Xmas....

This week I'm getting ready to decorate for Xmas. We don't have much extra money to buy a lot of new stuff and I noticed all our old things were looking worn out.

I wanted a new door wreath but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,799
Posted By Evansmom
I had a parent say this to me when they were...

I had a parent say this to me when they were about to have their second child who they wanted me to take. (Maybe should have thought of that before they started trying for #2...)
Anyway I said,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,918
Posted By Evansmom
Last year when my son was 4 I noticed he was...

Last year when my son was 4 I noticed he was going to the bathroom to pee like 6-8 times per day. He wasn't drinking a ton of fluid and had no other symptoms but it concerned me so I took him into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 20,101
Posted By Evansmom
When I worked in a center many years ago this was...

When I worked in a center many years ago this was our recoding system:

In the morning lead teacher would post a form on the wall for each child. Printed form included slots for diaper times,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,084
Posted By Evansmom
OP I lost my hubs to brain cancer when we were...

OP I lost my hubs to brain cancer when we were 31. In my experience there is not a good/easy way to tell news like this. I think your letter is perfectly fine the way it is.

I'm really sorry that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By Evansmom
You already got some really good suggestions...

You already got some really good suggestions above.

I surely don't mean to be a downer but if it were me I'd toss it. Recent research shows that 3rd hand smoke actually gets more toxic over time...
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