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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 198,085
Posted By Annalee
I would love some turnips with salt or ranch dip...

I would love some turnips with salt or ranch dip or both :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 191
Posted By Annalee
I might could resort to doing it like CH...

I might could resort to doing it like CH suggested, but I could NEVER go back to not having my time off.....My time off is a deal breaker for me and I like getting paid so I can budget getting a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By Annalee
Cheap daycare is the name of the game right...

Cheap daycare is the name of the game right now...parents overlook so many things for "cheap".:confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By Annalee
That's not far at all from me...it was on our...

That's not far at all from me...it was on our local news... :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By Annalee
I am really surprised they did anything in...

I am really surprised they did anything in Alabama. They aren't very strict with their child care stipulations there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 198,085
Posted By Annalee
LOVE THAT! I saw one that said "the people who...

LOVE THAT! I saw one that said "the people who gripe about this current generation of parents raised them". :eek:So true:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 916
Posted By Annalee
Gradually, I reached a point in life where no...

Gradually, I reached a point in life where no money was worth some things. I am by no means wealthy, but my sanity is priceless. I have Been in child care for 34 years and in Family child Care for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 916
Posted By Annalee
my worst termination came with the dcm that would...

my worst termination came with the dcm that would not allow me to feed dcb11months. Things just escalated one day and I had her things ready when she arrived to pickup. She immediately tried to lay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 916
Posted By Annalee
1. Family of Breast Fed baby not allowing me to...

1. Family of Breast Fed baby not allowing me to feed them.
2. Refusing to keep immunizations current.
3. Non-payment
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By Annalee
Times have changed for sure when it comes to...

Times have changed for sure when it comes to parenting....and I think we've all had this situation happen. I now have a gate separating the daycare room from the foyer where parents sign in/out. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 261,388
Posted By Annalee
My licenser came today, too, for a quarterly...

My licenser came today, too, for a quarterly unannounced visit. (I get quarterly visits per year since I have the max stars...no stars get 6 visits per year. She scheduled my annual re-evalution...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By Annalee
I attended one years ago but soon learned to say...

I attended one years ago but soon learned to say "NO"...When asked now, I tell them my "off" time is spent with family or tending to errands, etc. but thanks for the invite....rinse and repeat! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,162
Posted By Annalee
Oh wow, in the beginning I had no organization...

Oh wow, in the beginning I had no organization and allowed parents to walk all over me. I even kept too many kids not really knowing the rules. I kept kids all hours of the day. When I began I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 261,388
Posted By Annalee
One more day and off till Monday....happyface

One more day and off till Monday....happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
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Views: 313
Posted By Annalee
Hang in there!:hug:

Hang in there!:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Annalee
I have my CDA portfolio still. I would email...

I have my CDA portfolio still. I would email portions of it to my mentor as I completed it so when my observer came it was ready. I think I also took it to the place where I took my test and she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 744
Posted By Annalee
EXACTLY!!!!!:eek: At the end of the day, this is...

EXACTLY!!!!!:eek: At the end of the day, this is a BUSINESS!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,992
Posted By Annalee
My confession for the week, I have been only...

My confession for the week, I have been only facilitating kids this week....they are having a blast and well-behaved but so much on my mind this week! Someone visited me and couldn't believe I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 744
Posted By Annalee
I'm better at being "firm" but have by no means...

I'm better at being "firm" but have by no means mastered it and things still come up that make me go:eek:

My weakest point is I want to BELIEVE everyone. I feel I am trustworthy so I expect the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,585
Posted By Annalee
You are definitely going to have to "tell" him in...

You are definitely going to have to "tell" him in an "or else" kind of way. I know the issue seems small to him but it is huge to you......just like making my parents walk across the porch to my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,347
Posted By Annalee
Normally, I don't post on nonsensical post like...

Normally, I don't post on nonsensical post like this, but I'm in a mood today:lol: Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and, for the record, I am very responsible with or without getting paid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By Annalee
I have did the one week on/one week off before...

I have did the one week on/one week off before but the dcm that was one week on paid for the absent week as well to keep her spot. The dcd paid someone else on his week. This went on for a year but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4,832
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 479,286
Posted By Annalee
My dc kids have been awesome this morning.....all...

My dc kids have been awesome this morning.....all while the eye-screening people came to take pics of their eyes I tell them (one kid thinks he was being checked to see if he was color blind like his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,199
Posted By Annalee
My biggest daycare issue is the STATE/QRIS...

My biggest daycare issue is the STATE/QRIS draining me which is number ONE, but weather-related, it is the threat of Tornadoes here; just had an outbreak last week. We follow the school system when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4,832
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 479,286
Posted By Annalee
We had a skunk somehow get in our central air...

We had a skunk somehow get in our central air unit outside once....our heat was gas so we thought we had a gas leak the smell was so strong. When the gas company came out they knew immediately what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,396
Posted By Annalee
I have taken "clients" back twice and both times...

I have taken "clients" back twice and both times it ended bad....learned my lesson on that! :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By Annalee
Here lately, things have been so busy that when I...

Here lately, things have been so busy that when I close for the day, I am immediately heading to do something else on the run and I have that quick thought "oh no, were all the kids gone".:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By Annalee
Yep that being the key word.....as I am preparing...

Yep that being the key word.....as I am preparing contracts for renewal in the next week to get them complete before the holidays; I have added a raise, a couple extra closings, and "it is my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By Annalee
I think you done what you should have. I charged...

I think you done what you should have. I charged a $66 late fee last week. I charge $10 the first minute per child and and $1 a minute per child after that. Made them pay before leaving the two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 696
Posted By Annalee
When I first began child care, I felt intimidated...

When I first began child care, I felt intimidated by those with more experience because I felt I could never reach the point they were at. I even thought they were "mean" to parents but now, after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 696
Posted By Annalee
Same here! It does take alot of "reminding;...

Same here! It does take alot of "reminding; rinse and repeat" sometimes but it can happen. I have severel child-sized tables to avoid the standing/running/jumping around thing. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By Annalee
Happy Birthday! I think we can make it to a...

Happy Birthday! I think we can make it to a "whole century". My great grandma was 103 when she passedhappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By Annalee
I have these...

I have these https://www.schooloutfitters.com/catalog/product_family_info/pfam_id/PFAM54985
and I really like them. But when I got them it was a few years ago and much cheaper. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By Annalee
Things like you posted is exactly why I began...

Things like you posted is exactly why I began closing earlier and taking more days off and allotting "family days".
I got tired of "asking" because you always have that one inconsiderate parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 591
Posted By Annalee
Here, the violations are placed on the door....so...

Here, the violations are placed on the door....so parents should have known.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 591
Posted By Annalee
Yep and I bet most parents dropped their kids off...

Yep and I bet most parents dropped their kids off the very next morning:confused::ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 786
Posted By Annalee
I have a foyer before entering my large room and...

I have a foyer before entering my large room and I have a dcd that used to do this. Dcg has been here three years now. Some parents you just have to "tell". I don't assume anymore the parents will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 591
Posted By Annalee
I pm'd you CH! :)

I pm'd you CH! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 591
Posted By Annalee
You are correct, no swaddling! Sleepsacks with...

You are correct, no swaddling! Sleepsacks with no blankets or anything else in the beds.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 591
Posted By Annalee
This is in my state but not sure where exactly...

This is in my state but not sure where exactly this is, but I can't believe they didn't shut them down. Providers have been shut down for much, much less. I am stunned!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 584
Posted By Annalee
Hang in there, Josie! I do alot of online...

Hang in there, Josie! I do alot of online trainings and also attending face-face. Having a support system is huge....I have providers to text, call, email with. Even if I don't get a response, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,165
Posted By Annalee
I don't write many checks either but I know when...

I don't write many checks either but I know when $5 is gone, much less $350:lol: I check my account every morning :)

Oops meant to put this on the check thread by diva sorry!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,165
Posted By Annalee
I am SURE the parents know it hasn't cleared and...

I am SURE the parents know it hasn't cleared and it is their fault if the funds are not in there. Haven't we all checked on a check that didn't clear in a certain amount of time..I have many times...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,165
Posted By Annalee
I would just say something like "hey guys, your...

I would just say something like "hey guys, your previous check got filed in the wrong place and I will be depositing ASAP, if any problem I will let you know to write a new one". :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,165
Posted By Annalee
Here the cut-off is six month. :)

Here the cut-off is six month. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By Annalee
Same here! I have a mom of a sibling here...

Same here! I have a mom of a sibling here expecting this month and I had an opening....offered it to her, she didn't take it so she just waits till the next one, could be soon or not so soon, her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Annalee
Agreed! Or some people here have those store...

Agreed! Or some people here have those store mirrors in the corners of the room near the ceiling. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 261,388
Posted By Annalee
Started dcb18mos today...has done well....a...

Started dcb18mos today...has done well....a couple meltdowns but is asleep on his cot now and hopefully will continue the transition to adjust well. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Annalee
Not sure if this is the same but in our new rules...

Not sure if this is the same but in our new rules providers are allowed to use mirrors or sound monitors for supervision periodically but not as a rule for all-the-time use; just as a tool. Make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,211
Posted By Annalee
My clients get 9.5 hours a day not to exceed...

My clients get 9.5 hours a day not to exceed 4:30. In the past, I have allowed some nurse clients that work 12 hours to use the 6:00 to 4:30 but they only are allowed the three days they actually...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 261,388
Posted By Annalee
Off until Monday! happyface

Off until Monday! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,297
Posted By Annalee
I agree, put it back on their watch. I had a dcd...

I agree, put it back on their watch. I had a dcd of dcb2 ask me this week if I had heard the f-bomb out of dcb2 mouth which I hadn't and very adamantly let dcd know it was coming from someone in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
Posted By Annalee
The CDA exam is not difficult at all. In my...

The CDA exam is not difficult at all. In my state, I had to take four college ECE classes to prep for it so I was a little nervous before taking the exam, but when I began the scheduled exam on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
Posted By Annalee
I got a notice MOnday for dcg2.5 whom has been...

I got a notice MOnday for dcg2.5 whom has been here since birth citing she can't take off when I close anymore. She has not worked since June but a few days a week and turns toward home (she lives...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 10-03-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Annalee
"Do parents/clients really pay attention to...

"Do parents/clients really pay attention to anything?" :lol: I had this thought this morning as I was preparing paperwork for a client interview this week. I am tedious to detail and as I was...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 10-03-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Annalee
Mine is Ms. xxxxx child care "where learning is...

Mine is Ms. xxxxx child care "where learning is fun!!!!!" You can use it if you want! ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Annalee
likethis 'this is how xxxx daycare will run from...

likethis 'this is how xxxx daycare will run from this point forward" and be ready to reply with "I understand, and if this doesn't work for you, I require a two week notice"...They will either...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 198,085
Posted By Annalee
:lol:Hilarious!!!! I vote for your second...

:lol:Hilarious!!!! I vote for your second choice!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By Annalee
We can't leave! We can not participate and have...

We can't leave! We can not participate and have n/p placed online but we still have to go through the process so when you click on n/p our results are still there. The STATE....go figure:rolleyes:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By Annalee
QRIS/Stars has annihilated the FCC profession! ...

QRIS/Stars has annihilated the FCC profession! AND THE STATE STILL DON'T GET IT! :ouch::eek::mad::(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,060
Posted By Annalee
Exactly to the bolded! I stand by if a client...

Exactly to the bolded! I stand by if a client wants your services they will do what it takes to make it work! Whether it be to find a different drop-off/pick-up person or whatever, clients will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,060
Posted By Annalee
I meet with the parents going through everything,...

I meet with the parents going through everything, last close to two hours. The parents go home to think about it. I decide whether or not to call them for second interview with the child. They can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,060
Posted By Annalee
One more thing that has helped is being...

One more thing that has helped is being "selective" and having the courage to "terminate" if necessary. When I was preparing for NAFCC accreditation, my mentor was helping me and I told her about a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,060
Posted By Annalee
I reached the point of "hating my job" about 19...

I reached the point of "hating my job" about 19 years ago; this is my 26th year. My dad was alive at that time and he was a business minded person so we sat down and set up a plan. At the time, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By Annalee
likethisSadly, but true! On the other side, the...

likethisSadly, but true! On the other side, the employee doesn't feel any more obligated to give "notice" when they quit, they just stop showing up for work....so by the same token, the employer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Annalee
:lol:I understand your frustration. I have been...

:lol:I understand your frustration. I have been here for 26 years and the last five years, I have a sign out front that says "park xxxxx, enter porch from driveway (do not walk across the grass),...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4,832
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 479,286
Posted By Annalee
There a couple moms breast-feeding that I go to...

There a couple moms breast-feeding that I go to church with and they use those wrap/covers when they nurse. Their kids are getting so big/old that the kids are rolling on their moms laps back and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,109
Posted By Annalee
:lol:I only have one infant and I snap the outer...

:lol:I only have one infant and I snap the outer two...leaving the middle undone:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Annalee
Providers on the FP I am on just had to complete...

Providers on the FP I am on just had to complete a 3hr credit course online through the FP site. It had to be completed by end Sept. We have been told these will come up periodically form now on??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By Annalee
I have my kids ready and waiting in the...

I have my kids ready and waiting in the foyer....when I see the parent pull in driveway, I tell the child to hurry and get hugs (because they try to pull that trick when they want to run back to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 921
Posted By Annalee
Isn't it frustrating how...

Isn't it frustrating how accountability/responsibility is near non-existent anymore? :rolleyes::eek::ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By Annalee
Providers experience "ego letdown" because most...

Providers experience "ego letdown" because most FCC providers I know, including myself, put so much passion into their programs. I am finding that passion dwindling at times with a "whatever will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Annalee
I text pics occasionally....i really need to...

I text pics occasionally....i really need to update the pics for display in my room but am slow to empty the pics from my phone:eek: I also text reminders when needed. Good luck to you:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Annalee
likethisAbsolutely agree! My second was better...

likethisAbsolutely agree! My second was better during daycare because I was better with him. Funny thing is, I learned to "chill" a little from my licensor.:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Annalee
Tennessee does have lots of things to consider...

Tennessee does have lots of things to consider such as the info in a previous post but providers are allowed to develop their own emergency plan for parents to sign. I have a two-page summary that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,904
Posted By Annalee
Nap is directly after lunch here, too, after...

Nap is directly after lunch here, too, after washing hands and pottying, so some will actually eat slow to avoid the nap:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By Annalee
Not sure if this helps but wanted to share...

Not sure if this helps but wanted to share something with you. My sons are now 16 and 14. But when they were small and in daycare I wanted my first to be this "follow the rule, bestest behaved...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By Annalee
My issue right now is my four oldest plus have...

My issue right now is my four oldest plus have been here the longest are testing the waters. I have enrolled dcb3 and a sibling dcb5mos so I allow the newbies to become comfortable/explore and talk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By Annalee
I also feel as providers, I have to rinse and...

I also feel as providers, I have to rinse and repeat with redirection more than ever. Reading a book can be difficult sometimes. Not that everyone has to listen but they do need to be respectful...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By Annalee
I hear you, Josie! My teacher dcm and I were...

I hear you, Josie! My teacher dcm and I were talking just this week about how teachers spend most of their time "teaching" things the kids should know before getting to her. Not academics, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By Annalee
I have had families/friends that worked out but...

I have had families/friends that worked out but some that didn't. Like the others in these posts, basically, you win some you lose some no matter what! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 786
Posted By Annalee
:lol:I could join the Amish that live around...

:lol:I could join the Amish that live around here....horse and buggy is all I would need as I live off the land. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 786
Posted By Annalee
likethisI understand and you are spot on. Not...

likethisI understand and you are spot on.
Not that I like feeling like I do....I am just realistic with my views on this subject. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 786
Posted By Annalee
Yep, same for me sometimes from my own kids. But...

Yep, same for me sometimes from my own kids. But my own kids also think I am mean to them sometimes too. After all they are teenagers:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 12:25 PM
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Posted By Annalee
Yes, and I find myself setting my life up around...

Yes, and I find myself setting my life up around ME and those I love now more than ever as I feel I have put too many other things/people before that in the past. I find myself less sympathetic to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 786
Posted By Annalee
I see this happening in the world in general...

I see this happening in the world in general today.....even with myself sometimes. Persons become desensitized over time through experiences. Sad if you really think about it! But it is spiraling....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4,832
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 479,286
Posted By Annalee
Agree with these posters. So glad I fixed some...

Agree with these posters. So glad I fixed some of this while my sons are still home. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By Annalee
I would have a meeting with the parents...

I would have a meeting with the parents expressing your policies regarding this, too. These babies need to be sleep-trained before they get to you or it will be difficult days ahead:eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4,832
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 479,286
Posted By Annalee
You will never get this time back! Close, even...

You will never get this time back! Close, even if you don't want to charge them, give them a credit. Ten years ago, I would not have given advice like this but as I get older I realize I don't want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4,832
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 479,286
Posted By Annalee
oh my goodness!!!!!!:eek:

oh my goodness!!!!!!:eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 910
Posted By Annalee
I have taken kids from other daycares, but I...

I have taken kids from other daycares, but I don't solicit them nor call them telling them I offer something I think the family would like better. If a client seeks me out, I will interview but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 910
Posted By Annalee
I wouldn't do this! A new provider opened here...

I wouldn't do this! A new provider opened here and did this taking most of another provider's kids. Now the new provider has been in business a year and the families are trying to go back to their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 858
Posted By Annalee
I hit the other door running cooking supper,...

I hit the other door running cooking supper, household chores, etc....because if I sit down, I am done!:lol:

At the end of the day, I go to each son and we have a pow-wow about the day......my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,361
Posted By Annalee
Spot on, nannyde! I have a 9.5 hour limit and...

Spot on, nannyde! I have a 9.5 hour limit and close several days a year with 52 weeks pay. I feel this takes care of me. I do not feel it makes parents be with their kids because they generally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By Annalee
likethisI have subscribed to the "lets find out"...

likethisI have subscribed to the "lets find out" classroom magazine from scholastic and they are similar with lots of ideas that go with my themes.:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,361
Posted By Annalee
There is also a push to reach out to the homeless...

There is also a push to reach out to the homeless and families in need and recognize the signs....have had to rewrite our termination clause to allow for many resources to be used before we terminate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,361
Posted By Annalee
Group in TN

Group in TN
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,361
Posted By Annalee
Yep, mandatory being the key word!!!!!!:ouch:

Yep, mandatory being the key word!!!!!!:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,361
Posted By Annalee
We can place health/safety attachment handouts to...

We can place health/safety attachment handouts to newsletters, have ccrr do trainings for families, etc. to meet health/safety component.

For parent engagement, we can offer families the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,361
Posted By Annalee
:lol:I agree, but we don't get a choice in my...

:lol:I agree, but we don't get a choice in my state if we are going to remain licensed:eek:
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