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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,482
Posted By SnowGirl
I have to have the discipline policy as part of...

I have to have the discipline policy as part of my termination policy in my contract per licensing. That's why I included it.

Mom and dad came to pick up things yesterday, they seemed to be in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,482
Posted By SnowGirl
She also said "pick up his belongings by 11/22?!"...

She also said "pick up his belongings by 11/22?!"

I just didn't even address that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,482
Posted By SnowGirl
I sent the notice and she's demanding all the tax...

I sent the notice and she's demanding all the tax documents RIGHT NOW. Luckily that's a couple clicks of a mouse for me so I did it. She also asked me to refund this coming week (I didn't notice she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,482
Posted By SnowGirl
Ugh, my freaking husband has me doubting the...

Ugh, my freaking husband has me doubting the waiving of the 2 week period because he thinks me waiving something from the contract is me admitting fault and that if I do that, this mom (if she's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,482
Posted By SnowGirl
It's not the first time she's been less than nice...

It's not the first time she's been less than nice to me in communication. She wanted a free day because they chose to keep their son home when my baby was sick (even though baby was with my mom that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,482
Posted By SnowGirl
He has some medication here including an epi pen....

He has some medication here including an epi pen. I think I'll just have them pick up. Even though I do like having it done.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,482
Posted By SnowGirl
Okay. I can mail to them. I just hate to waste...

Okay. I can mail to them. I just hate to waste the postage :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,482
Posted By SnowGirl
How is this letter?: 11/17/2019 To DCM...

How is this letter?:


11/17/2019
To DCM and DCD,
Effective 11/18/2019 childcare services for your child, DCK, will be terminated. The following is the cause for termination:
DCM wrote on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,482
Posted By SnowGirl
Thank you I appreciate the confirmation of my...

Thank you I appreciate the confirmation of my instincts. Since I haven't heard back from her yet should I just send her a term notice via email tomorrow so I don't have to deal with an awkward Monday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,482
Posted By SnowGirl
Terminating Care - Notice Period Question

Hello!

My own son has a history of biting one of the children in my care. Back in the spring I worked with the family and I took some social-emotional trainings to help me learn how to help my son...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-29-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 179,763
Posted By SnowGirl
I'm SURE another provider in this asinine thread...

I'm SURE another provider in this asinine thread has mentioned this over the years...but I don't actually charge on holidays.

I have a weekly fee, and sometimes that fee is less if I'm closed for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By SnowGirl
Intent to Continue Care Template

Hi! it's been awhile, hope everyone is doing well. I have a family where I'm not sure if they intend to continue through the summer or not. I've been getting inquiries about care starting in July, so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,295
Posted By SnowGirl
Cool Thank you!!!

Everyone thank you for all the ideas. I had already decided I should make a form to send home with sick kiddos and then was super delighted to know this is what black cat does! At least I know I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,295
Posted By SnowGirl
How to Remind About Sick Policy

So my spine isn't shiny enough to have nipped this in the bud. Sent dcb home with 100.6 yesterday, parents brought him this morning saying he was fine. He woke from nap with 102.4. dad picked up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,282
Posted By SnowGirl
I wouldn't want a family in my home who would...

I wouldn't want a family in my home who would have an issue with it, either! I breastfed both of my babies and will breastfeed my third in front of the children. No child in my care has ever even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,732
Posted By SnowGirl
Wow, who knew this forum would require me to pop...

Wow, who knew this forum would require me to pop some popcorn?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6,103
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,502
Posted By SnowGirl
A PT/drop in family that I am caring for while I...

A PT/drop in family that I am caring for while I fill in FT slots has tried binging their daughter three weeks in a row and I tell them every time "you can't bring her until you have the health eval...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,363
Posted By SnowGirl
I logged on today and saw ten children I don't...

I logged on today and saw ten children I don't know, none of my children, and the provider info was for someone in CA (I'm in CO). I submitted a ticket and they responded that they didn't see the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,537
Posted By SnowGirl
We are doing a LOT of work revamping my playroom...

We are doing a LOT of work revamping my playroom (it's been in use for over a year even though my daycare just got licensed, and I never really set it up exactly how I wanted to). I will take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,537
Posted By SnowGirl
Hmmm...I wonder if my neighborhood/town will...

Hmmm...I wonder if my neighborhood/town will allow a sign. I do like that idea! I could also get a car magnet and make my husband drive around with it :) (I don't do transportation myself)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,537
Posted By SnowGirl
Thank you for those ideas! I love the idea of...

Thank you for those ideas! I love the idea of getting involved at the library etc. Our library is really close to my home! We also have a k-12 catholic school just about a block away, so I might see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,537
Posted By SnowGirl
THANK YOU! This was full of really good advice...

THANK YOU! This was full of really good advice and a lot of it I hadn't considered before.

I came up with a really good game plan for vamping up my website, getting my daycare decorated better,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,537
Posted By SnowGirl
Finally Licensed And How To Recruit??

Hi everyone! Long time no see! I am finally licensed and rejuvenated, and now I'm wondering about recruitment.

Before this I had a very small group due to ratio requirements for unlicensed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,222
Posted By SnowGirl
She'll sit on a soft surface or on my lap just...

She'll sit on a soft surface or on my lap just fine. She's pretty active and never in one place for long (like most kids her age). When sitting on a hard surface, she is always bouncing or shifting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,222
Posted By SnowGirl
Is this behavior normal?

I have a 1 yo DCG (turns two in July) whom I have had since she was 8 weeks old. Ever since she was sitting up and eating solids, she has seemed very uncomfortable in highchairs. I started her in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6,103
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,502
Posted By SnowGirl
My daughter is turning three soon and she's still...

My daughter is turning three soon and she's still struggling with this phase. Such a spirited, aggressive child. I hope things work out in the best way for you and your group!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6,103
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,502
Posted By SnowGirl
Oh gosh do I hear you! My DH is always implying...

Oh gosh do I hear you! My DH is always implying that I'm in charge of the home. I have resorted to just telling him what his chores are instead of asking him. Hey, I'm the Stay at home MOM, I guess...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6,103
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,502
Posted By SnowGirl
I know that the solution to my problems is to...

I know that the solution to my problems is to grow a nice, shiny spine...but I'm just not there, yet. Hence, I'm only venting.

DCM is out of town this week, so it's DCD who is not used to me or my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,452
Posted By SnowGirl
Without answering your questions, I just want to...

Without answering your questions, I just want to offer you some comfort regarding development...

I have a family similar to the ones you're talking about. Before my maternity leave the infant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,127
Posted By SnowGirl
Diapering Sanitation Supplies...

Hi all!

Two questions...
1) where does everyone get gloves for diapering? I'm thinking Costco would probably be most cost effective but would love suggestions if something else is more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,305
Posted By SnowGirl
Thanks everyone. Yes, they are going with me...

Thanks everyone.

Yes, they are going with me to the new house. It's only in the next neighborhood over from where I live now.

They have always had a hard time with sleep in their house (I used...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,305
Posted By SnowGirl
Child Falling Asleep During Meals...Tell Parents?

I have DCG 1 yo whose parents recently requested she transition from unlimited daytime sleep to only 4 hours during the day. Previously, they wanted her to get the bulk of her sleep here during the...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 07-01-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,100
Posted By SnowGirl
Thank you, Tom. Is it still possible to pay...

Thank you, Tom.

Is it still possible to pay myself from a business account and pay the associated payroll taxes on a monthly basis instead of at the end of the year with an LLC?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-24-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,100
Posted By SnowGirl
Taxes On a Monthly Basis

Hello -

I'm going to be getting a license sometime in the next year (I'm currently legally unlicensed) and wanted to restructure my taxing if it's possible.

I was looking into re-coding my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,160
Posted By SnowGirl
Yard sales are always very lucrative for me!

Yard sales are always very lucrative for me!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,445
Posted By SnowGirl
Oven to 400 Casserole dish, lightly greased ...

Oven to 400

Casserole dish, lightly greased

Thin layer 505 (brand name) green chile

Layer corn tortillas

Layer shredded cooked chicken mixed with shredded mexican cheese and chopped...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,676
Posted By SnowGirl
I understand DCM's concerns, that line of...

I understand DCM's concerns, that line of thinking was brought to my attention through some mommy blog I read and it made sense.

However...perhaps she's simply in need of clarification. I know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,303
Posted By SnowGirl
Brainstorming here... I think the biggest...

Brainstorming here...

I think the biggest issue you're running into is the idea that parents can contract a nanny and a room in a building. There are simply too many state regulations (in pretty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,184
Posted By SnowGirl
I just recently moved the tots from pack n play...

I just recently moved the tots from pack n play to cots, so I still sit with them til they fall asleep. I love watching the energy flow away and the sweet sleep overcome them. It is so adorable. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,995
Posted By SnowGirl
The threat is specific to CPS. The family that...

The threat is specific to CPS. The family that was reported claims they know someone on the "inside" of CPS, and that they will find out who reported them. I believe that is why everyone here advises...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,995
Posted By SnowGirl
So termed family says they know someone who works...

So termed family says they know someone who works at CPS and they will find out who reported them, correct?

Who did they make this threat to? Whoever received the threat should report that threat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,193
Posted By SnowGirl
I have a very unassuming and forgiving...

I have a very unassuming and forgiving personality, and I'm exactly the type of mother who might not immediately think to report this provider, ESPECIALLY if I considered them a friend. It would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 19,032
Posted By SnowGirl
Now we're debating whether or not we were unfair...

Now we're debating whether or not we were unfair to "unregistered"...the debate has evolved. Sigh.

Anyway, you're right. Time to put this topic to rest.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 19,032
Posted By SnowGirl
In regards to THIS thread, I remember the part of...

In regards to THIS thread, I remember the part of the conversation you're referring to. I was talking about another thread entirely, by the way.

Anyway, you would have given this DCM a week to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 348,237
Posted By SnowGirl
Last weekend we converted DD's crib to toddler...

Last weekend we converted DD's crib to toddler bed, and on Monday I transitioned DCG from packnplay to cot. DCG transitioned like a champ, and DD did NOT!

DD loves her new freedom and will NOT...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 348,237
Posted By SnowGirl
Lucky!! I have maternity leave starting April...

Lucky!! I have maternity leave starting April 1st...but that's not really a vacation at all. I would love a relaxing time away! Have fun!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6,103
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,502
Posted By SnowGirl
Aww, that would irritate me, too. Maybe you...

Aww, that would irritate me, too. Maybe you shouldn't need the validation, but the children certainly do!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6,103
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,502
Posted By SnowGirl
Thank you :) I definitely don't want to...

Thank you :)

I definitely don't want to think poorly of this family, I absolutely adore them. I know I'll have to be firmer with them in the future because their chaotic home life DOES affect how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,193
Posted By SnowGirl
I reread OP's first post and she said she pulled...

I reread OP's first post and she said she pulled immediately when she learned DCprovider was seeking medication for her child. She also said that she was looking at all the contracts/paperwork she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 19,032
Posted By SnowGirl
I don't know. I went back to the thread in...

I don't know.

I went back to the thread in question ("Tasha!!!") and reread the conversation.

It wasn't until "unregistered" on that thread just wouldn't let go of the "Tasha is obviously...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,193
Posted By SnowGirl
Regardless of her status as licensed or illegally...

Regardless of her status as licensed or illegally run, the licensing office will want to know about this.

Contact them with her address and name, they'll take it from there (I'm in CO, not CA, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6,103
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,502
Posted By SnowGirl
Since I'm legally unlicensed and only care for...

Since I'm legally unlicensed and only care for one other family right now, I've been very casual with my DCF. They've treated me very well, always picking up on time and understanding of my pregnancy...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-23-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,913
Posted By SnowGirl
I am sorry it took me so long t get back to this...

I am sorry it took me so long t get back to this message, thank you for welcoming me!

I'm in Colorado (and just noticed earlier today that for some reason my profile had said Illinois...I was born...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,664
Posted By SnowGirl
This thread was made specifically out of concern...

This thread was made specifically out of concern and support for Tasha.

Go. Away. Troll.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,664
Posted By SnowGirl
But the only thing that could happen is DCM gets...

But the only thing that could happen is DCM gets really angry about it. Tasha didn't DO anything wrong, right? No names or locations were given.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 19,032
Posted By SnowGirl
If you're reading too much into it then I am too!...

If you're reading too much into it then I am too!

Tasha, I completely understand if you want to put this whole thing to rest and not talk about it anymore. If you could let us know you're okay,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 19,032
Posted By SnowGirl
I'm just praying that no news is good news.

I'm just praying that no news is good news.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 19,032
Posted By SnowGirl
Or change her ringtone into something you love to...

Or change her ringtone into something you love to dance to and makes you happy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,429
Posted By SnowGirl
ummm no, I would be so irritated!! (About the guy...

ummm no, I would be so irritated!! (About the guy interrupting my interview).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,429
Posted By SnowGirl
My children have yet to reach school age, so I'm...

My children have yet to reach school age, so I'm sure I'll sing a different tune when the tables are turned!!

I also love these clever signs...I might get one to put on my doorbell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,286
Posted By SnowGirl
Yup, sounds like my house! Good luck, everyone!

Yup, sounds like my house! Good luck, everyone!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 19,032
Posted By SnowGirl
Sadly, I think there are good reasons so many...

Sadly, I think there are good reasons so many daycare providers worry about this type of behavior from some people. It comes from experience, not paranoia.

The same reason companies have to have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 19,032
Posted By SnowGirl
Lurker here :) I just want to wish you good...

Lurker here :)

I just want to wish you good luck tomorrow. I really hope she doesn't show up and try to put you on the spot - again.

My very first DCF did this to me...they showed up two times...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,429
Posted By SnowGirl
I'm soooo bad at saying "no" to children, and...

I'm soooo bad at saying "no" to children, and those fundraisers drive me crazy for that reason. We're poor!! I'm a daycare provider - not a lawyer ;)

I get the importance of getting out there and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,429
Posted By SnowGirl
I'm going to remember the alarm or intercom idea...

I'm going to remember the alarm or intercom idea for when we move next year.

For now I might consider just covering up the bell with a sign. I wish companies would just realize that if I want a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,734
Posted By SnowGirl
As a newish mom (DD is two), I just want to brag...

As a newish mom (DD is two), I just want to brag that our car never had those types of distractions. She can go on a two hour trip just looking at books, singing songs, drinking water, and maybe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,429
Posted By SnowGirl
No Soliciting!

So, merely putting up a "no soliciting" sign doesn't always work. Some people pretend they didn't see it, or claim that they aren't soliciting (Religious door-to-door people come to mind).

I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,408
Posted By SnowGirl
I am zen about it...like some others, I just...

I am zen about it...like some others, I just don't let my mind wander to what the parents may be doing with their "freedom"...and do my end of the bargain as long as they do theirs.

When I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,746
Posted By SnowGirl
I can't imagine the pain. I'm so sorry you're...

I can't imagine the pain. I'm so sorry you're having to deal with that loss and also the liability implications of having such dogs as neighbors.

My initial response was all problem solving and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6,103
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,502
Posted By SnowGirl
How do all my kids manage to wake up on the wrong...

How do all my kids manage to wake up on the wrong side of the bed/crib on a Friday?! This is supposed to be my happy day and I've been living in tantrum town over here!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6,103
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,502
Posted By SnowGirl
Oh no!!! No back yard and no basement! So sorry!

Oh no!!! No back yard and no basement! So sorry!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,746
Posted By SnowGirl
Are the owners at home during the day or do they...

Are the owners at home during the day or do they work out of the home? If there's a way for you to have a working relationship with them, where you can let them know you are taking a walk at a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,213
Posted By SnowGirl
THANK YOU! This is all I need, and more! I'm...

THANK YOU! This is all I need, and more! I'm going to work on my letter ASAP, and put this in my contract.

Or, is this not really contract-worthy?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,213
Posted By SnowGirl
Potty Training Policy

Hello!

I want to ask what everyone does for potty training...here is my current policy:

"Potty Training
We must work together if potty training is going to work. If you are not working with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2016, 04:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,040
Posted By SnowGirl
My daughter also had the cold-turned-goopy thing...

My daughter also had the cold-turned-goopy thing happen to her. When we took her in they used an aspirator that was attached to the wall (high power!). The amount of stuff coming out of my kid's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 16,255
Posted By SnowGirl
Take time to consider...and don't feel bad about...

Take time to consider...and don't feel bad about taking it. Are you second guessing because of guilt or because you'd genuinely not want to lose this family? Don't let them guilt their way back into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 943
Posted By SnowGirl
I'll definitely be sure to encourage her to poop...

I'll definitely be sure to encourage her to poop wherever is best for her. I just don't want to push it too much. I wonder if she isn't doing so great at home and, like you said, mom and dad just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 943
Posted By SnowGirl
Potty Training Regression...

Hi!

DCG 2.5 was doing really well on the toilet up till a couple weeks ago. She was pooping before naps, peeing, even telling me now and again when she had to use the toilet. Mom and dad were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,661
Posted By SnowGirl
Term her today. No notice is necessary. Her case...

Term her today. No notice is necessary. Her case worker told her that, after all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,225
Posted By SnowGirl
I don't know if any of you watch Downton Abbey,...

I don't know if any of you watch Downton Abbey, but I read the title of this post, read the contents, and in Mary Crawley's voice think "Really? It takes a lot more than that to shock me."

Moms on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By SnowGirl
I had to transition three small toddlers...

I had to transition three small toddlers simultaneously. I cut out the morning nap entirely and moved the afternoon nap to really early (11:00 at first). Then I gradually pushed the nap back a half...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2016, 08:40 PM
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Views: 4,661
Posted By SnowGirl
Keep up the simple replies. When she says it's...

Keep up the simple replies. When she says it's not personal, you should literally not be personal at all. Just be 100% business. Whenever I'm dealing with dramatic people (in life or in business), I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,022
Posted By SnowGirl
Nice!! Care to share what worked??

Nice!! Care to share what worked??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2016, 10:15 AM
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Views: 1,430
Posted By SnowGirl
I wonder if anyone knows of a good resource or...

I wonder if anyone knows of a good resource or article about this? I will research it later. I know it's a very common problem...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,148
Posted By SnowGirl
keep it up!!

This is exactly how my dad stopped me from pretending to be sick. He made sure I was bored as possible. I only faked once, on a Spring day in 3rd grade. The lesson sticks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By SnowGirl
I'm glad I'm not the only one who sends home for...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who sends home for this reason! I felt like I was being mean (I'm relatively new to the daycare business).

And that's so interesting you bring up culture...this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,902
Posted By SnowGirl
Yes! My family is vegetarian, mostly vegan,...

Yes!

My family is vegetarian, mostly vegan, and though I sometimes serve chicken to DCKs, we all mostly easy veggies and fruits, nuts and beans. If I've had a particularly berry-licious and nutty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2016, 12:39 PM
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Views: 995
Posted By SnowGirl
I'm interested in the answer to this, as well. I...

I'm interested in the answer to this, as well. I also wonder if providers who have their own children in care count the value they are saving by staying home with their child as part of their wages. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By SnowGirl
I met with them this morning before they left for...

I met with them this morning before they left for work. We sat down and discussed the daycare schedule and how they should follow it at home on the weekends. DCM was completely on board, DCD was like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By SnowGirl
I'm worried about this, too. For her sake. ...

I'm worried about this, too. For her sake.


I'm afraid this is what they're after, as well. Even if they did find a stellar preschool program, she will derive no benefit if she's receiving 5-8...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By SnowGirl
Conversation with DCPs

So, mom and dad were brainstorming on the way to my house what could be affecting their daughter's sleep so much.

They came to the conclusion that they're not doing enough as parents to stimulate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By SnowGirl
I'm sorry everyone...I'm new to this forum and...

I'm sorry everyone...I'm new to this forum and just discovered the multi-quote feature in another thread I'm participating in. I will definitely NOT post a billion responses to everyone in separate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By SnowGirl
Thank you for the encouragement to stay positive...

Thank you for the encouragement to stay positive and on their team. I really do love this family and believe in them...I think they really need a wake up call (or a go to sleep call, really)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By SnowGirl
Sorry for the confusion: Their home is two...

Sorry for the confusion:

Their home is two bedroom (with an unfinished basement they had planned on finishing before they got laid off last year). The parents and the two little girls sleep in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By SnowGirl
I agree with everything you said. I will mention...

I agree with everything you said. I will mention it to them today (if they're receptive to sitting down and discussing it - which I do believe they will be).

She CAN sleep in until 7:00 (they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By SnowGirl
They always pick up at or before 5:30. They...

They always pick up at or before 5:30. They started trying to put her down at 7:00, but she fights it for hours. That's the reason for her late bedtime.

If the son has a thing that keeps them out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By SnowGirl
Even though they can't afford a new place (I know...

Even though they can't afford a new place (I know this personal fact about them...), they *do* have an unfinished basement that they planned on making into the living space for their son before they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By SnowGirl
They're on their way now. Since this is the only...

They're on their way now. Since this is the only DCF here today, I might sit down with them when they get here and talk a little about how I'm on their team, and really want to work with them to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By SnowGirl
All their personal circumstances...

All their personal circumstances notwithstanding...I think I feel good just giving them resources and letting them take it from there :).

Ariana, those are my two sources as well! I used both...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By SnowGirl
How Far Do You Go to Help Families with Home Issues?

DKF has a really hectic home life: two professors, one running his own business on the side, the other doing post doctorate studies. They have a teenage son who doesn't drive but has a lot of after...
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