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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,906
Posted By TTOTS
Documentation savves lives and jobs! Good luck to...

Documentation savves lives and jobs! Good luck to that poor baby
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,991
Posted By TTOTS
Your sanity and that of your family is and should...

Your sanity and that of your family is and should be first and foremost over everything else. If a child is disruptive and loud, then the other children can not calm down for their quiet calm time....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,848
Posted By TTOTS
Exactly! My children didn't have a phone that...

Exactly! My children didn't have a phone that fancy until they turned 16. They had a simple phone for emergency calls only at age 13. There is nothing that is that important to text about in school....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,362
Posted By TTOTS
Same here in Illinois

Same here in Illinois
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2010, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,788
Posted By TTOTS
How long have you had the baby? I have been doing...

How long have you had the baby? I have been doing daycare for 11 years and in my experience it takes at least a month to get an infant straightened out and into a new schedule. Please do not give up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2010, 04:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,554
Posted By TTOTS
I have the same issue

I have 2 boys (brothers) that have not had a bath in a week. The mom goes and gets her hair done regularly and is always buying herself new clothes. These boys come in dirty and in clothes either way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2009, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,373
Posted By TTOTS
I take a week of to refresh my mind and think...

I take a week of to refresh my mind and think about why I love my job so much most of the time..... Usually works.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2009, 06:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,949
Posted By TTOTS
I got all my daycare kids the same thing....

I got all my daycare kids the same thing. Coloring book, crayons, $1.00 cartoon dvd, mini bubble bath and bath paint from AVON and a bag of candy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2009, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,253
Posted By TTOTS
Yes it is most definetly worth it, no matter what...

Yes it is most definetly worth it, no matter what the amount is you get. The paperwork isn't all that bad really. I do all mine online and it is so much easier and really quick. Good luck with it.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-02-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 90,659
Posted By TTOTS
very well said! I am a mother and daycare...

very well said! I am a mother and daycare provider. I have been on both ends of the stick.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,425
Posted By TTOTS
Just bumping..... i agree

Just bumping..... i agree
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,207
Posted By TTOTS
I agree, spray febreeze on them and their...

I agree, spray febreeze on them and their belongings. I have done that in the past and just go on about my day. You should not love a child any less.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2009, 07:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,531
Posted By TTOTS
I also have an open door policy. My dog tells me...

I also have an open door policy. My dog tells me when someone is here, I also have the parents knock before they just open the door and come in. We are not allowed to lock our doors during daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2009, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,310
Posted By TTOTS
Have you talked to the parents about this? I...

Have you talked to the parents about this? I agree with giving him smaller portions until he actually eats the food. Does he do this with all foods or just certain ones?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,293
Posted By TTOTS
I get that burnt out feeling at least once a...

I get that burnt out feeling at least once a year. I sit down and play a week off or even an extended weekend to refresh. After some me time I look at the big picture and why I do what I do for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,630
Posted By TTOTS
Where are you located? The economy is effecting...

Where are you located? The economy is effecting effecting everyone. When it picks up then I have faith you will get a housefull.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2009, 06:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,396
Posted By TTOTS
I do not give substitutions on meals or snacks. I...

I do not give substitutions on meals or snacks. I also tell the parents we had this for lunch or snack and it wasn't eaten. If the parent tells me that they eat it at home then I'll I know the child...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-02-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,327
Posted By TTOTS
Providers like any gift that they get. It just...

Providers like any gift that they get. It just shows them how much you appreciate them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,039
Posted By TTOTS
I like your forms. I also have the parents fill...

I like your forms. I also have the parents fill out a form that has them put their DL # and make and model of their car. I know in Il. if you go to small claims that info is needed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,189
Posted By TTOTS
You don't have to have a degree to open an in...

You don't have to have a degree to open an in home daycare. You do have to have one for a group home or center. Yes you can take it online.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2008, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,734
Posted By TTOTS
Yes sometimes I do have regrets. I have been...

Yes sometimes I do have regrets. I have been doing daycare from my home for 8 years. My children are now teens and I feel secluded at times being home all the time gets on ones nerves sometimes. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,628
Posted By TTOTS
I live in Illinois. I do have additional...

I live in Illinois. I do have additional insurance on my daycare. It is an extension to my homeowners. I would reccommend it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2008, 01:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,276
Posted By TTOTS
Here is a question for you. If you are so worried...

Here is a question for you. If you are so worried about this woman's 12 daycare parents parking to pick up their child and that means less driving places, then why don't you ask the construction guy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,321
Posted By TTOTS
I have found in the past that watching a friend...

I have found in the past that watching a friend or family members child is never a good thing to start with. On that note, try talking to the mom about holding less at home. If the mother starts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2008, 05:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,020
Posted By TTOTS
If you have a routine and help from the parents...

If you have a routine and help from the parents it will get better. I can't stress enough about parent help. If you do things a certain way then ask the parents to work on that at home. It will all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2008, 05:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,958
Posted By TTOTS
In my daycare our nap time is from 12-2pm....

In my daycare our nap time is from 12-2pm. Sometimes the children will sleep longer and I am not going to wake them, but I don't force them either. There are days when none of them nap, but they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,294
Posted By TTOTS
How horrible that is. My heart goes out to you...

How horrible that is. My heart goes out to you and your family. Good luck with everything.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,307
Posted By TTOTS
Well that would depend on your location and how...

Well that would depend on your location and how the economy is in your area. She should call around to others and check with them as to what they are charging and go with that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,189
Posted By TTOTS
I have always been busier in the summer because...

I have always been busier in the summer because of school being out. Good luck!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 33,233
Posted By TTOTS
I live in East Central Illinois and I charge...

I live in East Central Illinois and I charge $90.00 a week for anyone ages 6wks - 4 years. When they start school it goes to $75.00 a week. I do charge $25.00 a day as well. Our economy is really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,137
Posted By TTOTS
I have the parents pay me on Monday for the...

I have the parents pay me on Monday for the upcoming week. If they don't have money in hand Monday morning then the child doesn't stay.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,393
Posted By TTOTS
Wink New Member

Hello fellow daycare providers! I would like to introduce myself. My name is Trisha and I have an in home daycare in Central Illinois. I thought this might be a place to talk to others in my...