Daycare.com Forum Daycare Management Software

Go Back   Daycare.com Forum > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 100 of 205
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: clep
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,512
Posted By clep
This too!!! On my admission forms I require the...

This too!!! On my admission forms I require the phone number and name of the last place of care. Not only does that allow me some background info on the child if required, it ensures parents that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,512
Posted By clep
I had a child on the spectrum. The parents had...

I had a child on the spectrum. The parents had no idea as it was their only child and they thought her behavior was "normal". I spoke with them a few times about it and then one day told them that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,550
Posted By clep
I have had many children do this through the...

I have had many children do this through the years....task avoidance. I just let them know that I'm so sorry they are feeling poorly and they can lay down for the day. I bring them to the table to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,854
Posted By clep
Thanks for your understanding and recognizing...

Thanks for your understanding and recognizing that we can love each child and all of their unique characteristics and not be thrilled with others. I am super excited!!!! My cousin died recently and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,698
Posted By clep
It bothers me to see parents dressing their...

It bothers me to see parents dressing their children in clothes that don't fit and to me sending them without a coat or shoes is not acceptable at all.

I let parents know that shoes and coat are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,556
Posted By clep
May I please have more lunch?

May I please have more lunch?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,854
Posted By clep
I am a business coach for daycares and day homes...

I am a business coach for daycares and day homes in my area. I also have an online job as a distributor for a university accredited curriculum in personal development and leadership. Both are on my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,854
Posted By clep
This Can't Be Over Soon Enough. Rant Warning

It feels like this month until I close is going at a snails pace. I am reminded every day why I am closing. Six more working days left for me and it feels like a lifetime. I now notice more than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,321
Posted By clep
Exactly. I always explain that to my parents...

Exactly. I always explain that to my parents during the interview process and let them know in the beginning to give a kiss, hug and leave.....quick like a bandaid. I have my childcare area gated...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,242
Posted By clep
I had a parent like this who didn't recognize...

I had a parent like this who didn't recognize their child's lack of sleep as an issue for the child. I finally termed after trying to work with them for three months. It was so relaxing when they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,762
Posted By clep
I have a child like that. The parents have...

I have a child like that. The parents have little boundaries and the child is very high strung as a result. He drives me crazy. My saving grace is that my last day running my day home is Oct 30...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,079
Posted By clep
I use Milk of Magnesia. Diaper rash is often...

I use Milk of Magnesia. Diaper rash is often caused by acid in the urine and feces. Even when wiped clean, the acid remains on the skin. I put the magnesia on the rash area and leave it for half...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,270
Posted By clep
I am a business coach for daycares. We deal with...

I am a business coach for daycares. We deal with this often in smaller towns and with brand new centers. We advise clients to:

Advertise for every free site available online, local community...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,253
Posted By clep
Ya really. I am not out of work gratefully. I...

Ya really. I am not out of work gratefully. I am a business consultant for the government to help dayhomes and daycares in my area that are having trouble with finance, HR, programming, boards and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,364
Posted By clep
My husband and I used to run my day home...

My husband and I used to run my day home together. I had one parent let me know that she wasn't comfortable with that. When I asked her why she mentioned that she wasn't okay with a man caring for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,253
Posted By clep
The Countdown To Closing Is On!!!!

I finally gave all my parents notice that I am closing after eight years. I was supposed to do it months ago, but I felt terrible for my parents so I put it off. I can't believe I am going to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,885
Posted By clep
I don't remind parents or babysit them to get...

I don't remind parents or babysit them to get payment. I have the last month's deposit already for every family. I obtain that the second month of care after signing the permanent contract once the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,871
Posted By clep
Mine is $50.00 payable before care resumes. ...

Mine is $50.00 payable before care resumes. Three times of late payments and the family is termed. If a parent came to me to communicate they needed to pay a few days late I don't charge the fee. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,910
Posted By clep
I do teach children through preschool workbooks...

I do teach children through preschool workbooks how to write and do phonics. I find it to be an added aspect to my program that children love and parents appreciate. I am not big on formal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 27,278
Posted By clep
I decided to close recently. I am tired of...

I decided to close recently. I am tired of parents over the last eight years. I want my home to be my own, not have to answer to parents for who is in my home and what I choose to do with it.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,371
Posted By clep
I will not support a parent in their quest to...

I will not support a parent in their quest to push their child to potty teach before they are ready. It is obvious this particular child isn't ready.

I usually tell them nicely that their child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,753
Posted By clep
Are you looking to take the children to the park...

Are you looking to take the children to the park every day? If so, maybe let the parents know where the park is where you will be so they can drop off there. The other alternative is to let parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,425
Posted By clep
Where I live, there are no regulations at all...

Where I live, there are no regulations at all regarding rest/nap times. I could have a baby up all day if I wanted to. :confused: I don't blame it on anyone. Their child lives exhausted and as a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,425
Posted By clep
Yes, I gave them the reason. I just let them...

Yes, I gave them the reason. I just let them know basically that their passive aggressive comments and the chaos the situation has caused are not how I want to start my day every day. They have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,425
Posted By clep
I left them their termination notice, tax...

I left them their termination notice, tax receipt and post dates cheques in an envelope for them. Their last day was to be May 31. They prepaid for their last month so I let them know I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,220
Posted By clep
No. My husband makes the liquid and it is pure...

No. My husband makes the liquid and it is pure food grade vegetable glycerin and food grade flavoring. Some people use propeylene glycol in theirs.....that's where the problem starts.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,425
Posted By clep
We have gone through the bedtime routine. It is...

We have gone through the bedtime routine. It is a power struggle every night unless she sleeps right away due to complete exhaustion. This child is over tired. She spends Wednesdays with mom and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,006
Posted By clep
I have had a child like that. The parents left...

I have had a child like that. The parents left as I chose to take my day home full time and they didn't want to pay for full time for their two children. The son is just fine. He just needs strong...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,425
Posted By clep
Look after yourself and your sanity. It isn't...

Look after yourself and your sanity. It isn't easily replaced. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,425
Posted By clep
It has already been set up here about five months...

It has already been set up here about five months ago for me to drive her daughter to preschool in September with another child. Both of the girls have been here a long time. I am not sure what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,425
Posted By clep
Nap Saga Parents On Their Way Out

I have written the termination letter to the parents and will have it to them at the end of the day.

Yesterday their little one slept at rest time as she just couldn't stay awake. She slept for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,009
Posted By clep
This is how I feel. I have never treated my son...

This is how I feel. I have never treated my son special or given him any sort of different treatment. When he became old enough to start resenting the day home space and being in it, I hired...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,865
Posted By clep
I encourage parent involvement often. I...

I encourage parent involvement often.

I will create a little project for them to take home and do with the child and return.
They come on field trips, but the trip destinations, dates and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,033
Posted By clep
My parents who use cloth send a waterproof bag...

My parents who use cloth send a waterproof bag daily for me to put the dirty diapers in and they take them home to wash. I do not supply diapers.

I do not wash any of the children's clothes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,550
Posted By clep
I send a text to see if they are coming if it is...

I send a text to see if they are coming if it is out of the norm for them to not be here at a certain time. I worry they may be in an accident or something.

I do not take the children off of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,261
Posted By clep
This is exactly how I work it. If I am going...

This is exactly how I work it. If I am going somewhere other than my back yard the parents are alerted before hand.

I personally would be upset if I was the parent in your case. I would find it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,633
Posted By clep
Just a thought.....when parents come to my day...

Just a thought.....when parents come to my day home we have an initial 30 day contract. That allows me to term if I have figured out in the first 30 days they were less than accurate about their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,847
Posted By clep
My son went to public school until the end of...

My son went to public school until the end of grade 3. We removed him for various reasons and after seeing his work come home we are grateful we did.

In the beginning it was hard as he hated...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,220
Posted By clep
I do not smoke nor does my husband. He used to...

I do not smoke nor does my husband. He used to smoke and even when he smoked outside he wreaked. I complained so much and refused to kiss him. He finally tried one of the e-cigarettes. I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,058
Posted By clep
We started watching tv shows about bullying,...

We started watching tv shows about bullying, reading multiple books and discussing different ways of handling it without having to be the wuss of the group.

We started Tae Kwon do classes at five...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,203
Posted By clep
Thanks. I have had my other business for almost...

Thanks. I have had my other business for almost a year now. I had a hard time leaving two of my children, and was also concerned I wasn't going to make enough money consistently. Not sure why I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,113
Posted By clep
My parents use the electronic lock, enter and...

My parents use the electronic lock, enter and play with the children until I am done.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,025
Posted By clep
Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,058
Posted By clep
I think by the time a child is old enough and...

I think by the time a child is old enough and required to defend themselves they are no longer a part of my day home. There is a time to teach a child to defend themselves and how to handle conflict...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,086
Posted By clep
It is a part of our contract that parents inform...

It is a part of our contract that parents inform me of any sort of medication the child has taken even otc. If there was an accident or the child suffered a seizure or something and had to be taken...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,120
Posted By clep
This was just addressed in my newsletter sent out...

This was just addressed in my newsletter sent out at the beginning of the month.

The entire contents of the children's cubbies will be shipped home on Friday and Monday parents are required to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,058
Posted By clep
I believe as a provider it is my responsibility...

I believe as a provider it is my responsibility to teach them the skills for success. I intervene every time, share what wasn't acceptable, what they can do next time and have them apologize.

We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,203
Posted By clep
Friday pickup was extreme. Dad and mom came and...

Friday pickup was extreme. Dad and mom came and let me know quite firmly they are requesting she not nap. I asked them what that looks like for them. They asked me to do what I am already...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,203
Posted By clep
We have gone over night time routines. They put...

We have gone over night time routines. They put her to bed at 8, she plays and runs around until 10 or 11, then she falls asleep. She wakes at 6. If mom stays with her she yells while playing and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,203
Posted By clep
Just turned three last week.

Just turned three last week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,321
Posted By clep
http://pinterest.com/christinejakins/ I love...

http://pinterest.com/christinejakins/

I love pinterest!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,203
Posted By clep
Nap Saga Continues

So mom drops off daughter yesterday with the child in hysterics. In the last two years this has not been the norm at all. When I ask her what is going on, she shares that the child cries at bedtime...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,416
Posted By clep
I was in this situation in the past. It happened...

I was in this situation in the past. It happened to be with some people who were no longer in my day home, so I knew them well and knew they would not be comfortable with their child on fb.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,461
Posted By clep
My day home parents have to sign an...

My day home parents have to sign an acknowledgement in the parent handbook that no pictures of the day home children will be put on their facebook page and it is grounds for immediate termination as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 341
Poll: Gay Marriage
Views: 38,127
Posted By clep
I agree with this post and the part of civil...

I agree with this post and the part of civil union. I also have another view on it which may not be so popular. I do have an issue with gay couples raising children. I have seen many children of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,425
Posted By clep
I would not waive the fees. My business and...

I would not waive the fees. My business and financial state is not based upon the life challenges of my clients. I still need to run a business and feed my family in the end.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,165
Posted By clep
I don't believe we need any milk period, or that...

I don't believe we need any milk period, or that it is at all healthy for our bodies. We are the only species that breastfeeds past the weaning period and we do it from another species via...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,956
Posted By clep
I don't have the parents as friends on my...

I don't have the parents as friends on my personal fb page in the first place.....ever. I keep it a working relationship.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,053
Posted By clep
I am trying to purchase this for myself right...

I am trying to purchase this for myself right now. My kindle isn't cooperating but it will eventually. :) Thanks so much.



Yes, I agree, but this child is not one of those children. She is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,053
Posted By clep
I agree completely. My only issue is that mom...

I agree completely. My only issue is that mom comes in every morning sharing with me how bad the child slept the night before because she napped here the day before. I am getting tired of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,359
Posted By clep
In my sick policy it states that if a child's...

In my sick policy it states that if a child's nose has to be wiped more than once every five minutes, they must go home. If a child is sent home from care they cannot return for 48 hours.

I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,053
Posted By clep
Child Won't Sleep At Home

I have a family that has been with me for quite some time. They are one of my favorite families.

Their 2.5 year old daughter won't sleep at night. She just keeps herself awake playing and falls...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,960
Posted By clep
I have talked to licencing, social services,...

I have talked to licencing, social services, family law and am currently awaiting a call from a lawyer.

Will see what turns up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,960
Posted By clep
Separated Parents and Paperwork

I have a 22 yr old very mature single father in my day home. He came to me a about two weeks ago with an amazing 1 yr old girl that he had just traveled 3000 miles to get, after the mother basically...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 12-20-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,893
Posted By clep
I don't hide anything. I provide them a...

I don't hide anything. I provide them a tablespoon of each item on their plate, not too much so I am confident they can eat it. They would have to be visibly sick if they weren't able to eat it. ...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-20-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,401
Posted By clep
I wouldn't lower my rates but if I felt there was...

I wouldn't lower my rates but if I felt there was too much competition in the area, I would up the caliber of my program and offer things the others aren't.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-20-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,951
Posted By clep
Pull-ups are not welcome in my day home at all. ...

Pull-ups are not welcome in my day home at all. I believe they are a glorified diaper and confuse children during the potty teaching process.

Children are in diapers here until the teaching...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,851
Posted By clep
I am so saddened to hear of your situation. It...

I am so saddened to hear of your situation. It can be so difficult financially relying on a day home and extremely stressful.

I hired an aid to help me when my husband had difficulties with his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,298
Posted By clep
I had an electronic door lock installed a few...

I had an electronic door lock installed a few years ago. It automatically locks the door three seconds after it is closed. It is locked after each parent comes in and leaves.

I would never leave...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,776
Posted By clep
I say "I run a business educating and shaping the...

I say "I run a business educating and shaping the young minds that will be running the country during your retirement".
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,344
Posted By clep
I put the info in my newsletter and if parents do...

I put the info in my newsletter and if parents do not choose to read it so be it. I do not send reminders, post it in different places. My job is to care for their children, not them. When not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,598
Posted By clep
I just tell the child that even when mom is here...

I just tell the child that even when mom is here that they still need to behave as well as they do with mom gone. :lol:

I also let the parents know that should their presence continue to disrupt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 985
Posted By clep
Thumbs up I realize this doesn't sound real nice, but...

I realize this doesn't sound real nice, but working for a boss that doesn't recognize that our children are priority is a choice.

Allowing our work to dictate what kind of parents we are going to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 18,102
Posted By clep
I charge $800 per month regardless of age for...

I charge $800 per month regardless of age for full time as that is all I do. I live in an area where incomes are significant so all is well there. I am on the higher end where I live for day homes....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,482
Posted By clep
If the baby needed to eat so be it. If the...

If the baby needed to eat so be it. If the mother was to put a receiving blanket over her or something I wouldn't care one bit if it was in the same room as the day home. If other parents were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 22,985
Posted By clep
Just imagine for a moment what it would be like...

Just imagine for a moment what it would be like if society was emotionally healthy. There would be no need for gun control.

If it isn't guns it will be something else. There are websites that...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-26-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,706
Posted By clep
So then why are you posting here any further. ...

So then why are you posting here any further. You seem to have decided your pov before you even came on here. Seems to me that you are looking for providers to cosign your thought processes.

In...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-26-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 30,620
Posted By clep
I have three mini dachshunds, one pit mix, one...

I have three mini dachshunds, one pit mix, one cat, two snakes, one bearded dragon and two leopard gekos. I used to have one whole floor of reptiles ranging from chameleons to basilisks to tegus.
...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-25-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,706
Posted By clep
While I agree it was not okay for your child to...

While I agree it was not okay for your child to clean up her own urine, I do not see how it was frightening, demeaning or humiliating.

I agree that if there wasn't an issue with the child in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,565
Posted By clep
I am in somewhat of the same boat you are in. I...

I am in somewhat of the same boat you are in. I have another job from home so I don't financially need my day home. I am having a hard time personally closing down though as I won't see two of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,926
Posted By clep
Wow this post just broke my heart. You do have...

Wow this post just broke my heart. You do have it in you, you can do it!!! I used to think the same way and so did my husband. We used to be in much the same boat you are describing. Then I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,124
Posted By clep
I couldn't finish watching the video, it was so...

I couldn't finish watching the video, it was so terrible. Even though I am in Canada, I am so glad I home school my son.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 63,167
Posted By clep
I do not allow outside toys in my day home except...

I do not allow outside toys in my day home except for Thursdays when they bring something for show and share. It goes in their cubbies until show and share time though so they don't play with it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,153
Posted By clep
I so identify with you. My husband just changed...

I so identify with you. My husband just changed his shift at work so he could be here helping me more with the day home for now till I close. That has been helpful for me not feeling like all I do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,272
Posted By clep
Yup me too. Can't wait to hear how this turns...

Yup me too. Can't wait to hear how this turns out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,153
Posted By clep
I used to have this same exact issue with my...

I used to have this same exact issue with my husband. It took me some time to figure out that it wasn't my day home he didn't have respect for....it was me, what I did, what I thought, felt and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,272
Posted By clep
Yup, I have done this in the past and it worked...

Yup, I have done this in the past and it worked perfectly. Also, if I have a child that has gone for a week without eating anything here, I will implement the sick theory. Since they are unwilling...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-24-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,277
Posted By clep
I have had this issue with many, many children...

I have had this issue with many, many children when the first came to me. I put a very small amount of food on their plate, something I KNOW they can eat unless they are sick. I serve all the food...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-24-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,219
Posted By clep
These are my feelings exactly.

These are my feelings exactly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,390
Posted By clep
Random outbursts

I have a 2.5 year old girl who has been with me for over a year. This young girl started screaming randomly over the past week. Several times a day, she will just burst out in tears and screams in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,590
Posted By clep
I offered a discounted rate to a family a couple...

I offered a discounted rate to a family a couple of years ago. It was my first family ever I did that for. Mom was telling me their car had just broken down and they needed a new one, and couldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,182
Posted By clep
Fantastic. I let her know yesterday on the way...

Fantastic. I let her know yesterday on the way out. Just didn't have a moment to say thanks!!! He bit another girl quite hard this morning so I hope she get's it soon.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,182
Posted By clep
14 Months Old Biting

I have a little 14 month old guy who keeps biting other children. His sister used to be a biter when she was about 2. Both children seem to require oral pressure when they have an overwhelming...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,197
Posted By clep
I just reworded my illness policy. Basically if...

I just reworded my illness policy. Basically if a child has a clear runny nose, they are welcome to come to care. If it is running like a tap and I can't maintain it while caring for other children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,821
Posted By clep
I don't do breakfast, but often serve breakfast...

I don't do breakfast, but often serve breakfast types of foods for morning snacks. I make a quick breakfast pie ahead of time, denver sandwiches, or breakfast muffins. I get LOTS of ideas from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,594
Posted By clep
I reported it in the past to social services as...

I reported it in the past to social services as neglect....a failure to meet the child's needs. Social services intervened and aided in educating the parent as to the seriousness of the situation. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,333
Posted By clep
I would never ask a parent to pay for something...

I would never ask a parent to pay for something their child broke while in my care. They have no ability to intervene while they are not there. I believe it is my job as a provider to prevent those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,594
Posted By clep
I believe it is my responsibility to ensure the...

I believe it is my responsibility to ensure the child's needs are met if I have knowledge they are not currently. I would report it if the parent was not willing to do anything. A few months of no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,144
Posted By clep
This exactly. I just reworded my policy thanks...

This exactly. I just reworded my policy thanks to Blackcat and my worst family gave notice. All my other families are awesome, so sick kids are no longer. This is unacceptable. I let my families...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By clep
Naps aren't allowed?!?!?! Not sure what I'm...

Naps aren't allowed?!?!?! Not sure what I'm gonna do now? :lol::lol:
Showing results 1 to 100 of 205

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:12 PM.



Daycare.com         Find A Daycare         List Your Daycare         Toys & Products                 About Us

Daycare.com
Please read our Disclaimer before continuing.

Topics pertain mainly to the following States:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming