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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,513
Posted By Aya477
My son is at a Bright Horizons center and it is...

My son is at a Bright Horizons center and it is by far the BEST place he has been enrolled--tried 4 daycares total. I have had zero complaints about the center and cannot say enough great things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,679
Posted By Aya477
I've posted this before but I too have been...

I've posted this before but I too have been astonished at many remarks, suggestions, and/or comments on how situations have been handled by providers on this forum. I did say "wow, if my provider...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-24-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,323
Posted By Aya477
Crystal--I agree with you. I too read alot of...

Crystal--I agree with you. I too read alot of the negative remarks made about parents and children on this very forum. Whether the provider is intending to vent, seek guidance, or talk of a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,973
Posted By Aya477
when my son was small, we used an apple corer for...

when my son was small, we used an apple corer for all of his sandwiches. The small portions were perfect for a toddler to grasp onto.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-04-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,826
Posted By Aya477
Robin, You are welcome to have your own set of...

Robin,
You are welcome to have your own set of beliefs on disciplining children just as I have my own beliefs. You do not know my child nor the other parent's child(ren) who commented above that he...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-04-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,797
Posted By Aya477
Nancy, if the daycare your child attends is...

Nancy, if the daycare your child attends is licensed I would suggest you check with your state licensing entity to ask what meals are required to be served. For example, in NC for a center opened...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,262
Posted By Aya477
As I once heard a pediatrician say: "if you want...

As I once heard a pediatrician say: "if you want your son to be nuturing and learn how to nurture, you should encourage him to play with a doll or similar toy that resembles a person or child".
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-28-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,305
Posted By Aya477
Legomom--I imagine you will get more provider...

Legomom--I imagine you will get more provider responses than ones from parents who have not been and are not currently a dcp.

I have not been and currently not a dcp. I do see your point in that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,495
Posted By Aya477
I do respect that each parent differs in their...

I do respect that each parent differs in their belief on spanking children. I do not spank my child and do not think that his behavior differs greatly from any of his 23 other classmates. (4yo) I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,246
Posted By Aya477
I certainly say you should make a judgement call...

I certainly say you should make a judgement call in suspecting contagious illnesses. My son had what his Ped labeled as allergies because he exhibited the typical symptoms--runny nose, cough,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,167
Posted By Aya477
You could ask Mom if she no longer needs the...

You could ask Mom if she no longer needs the special accommodation you were offering her by opening early. Even though she's given you excuses, you could say..."I've noticed you may not need for me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,516
Posted By Aya477
I agree with the other posters that say you need...

I agree with the other posters that say you need to report immediately. Also, if you feel the director has been notified of the incidents and still continues to turn her head, you need to escalate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,005
Posted By Aya477
Crystal, I'll answer as a parent.... I would...

Crystal, I'll answer as a parent....

I would appreciate my child having a teacher that has taken the measures to obtain a higher education. In fact, I appreciate anyone who takes their time to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-12-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 20,900
Posted By Aya477
Just to chime in, it is true in my area that...

Just to chime in, it is true in my area that someone with a degree is paid more. The more degreed staff a center has would cost them more in salary expenses consequently increasing tuition rates. ...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-09-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,826
Posted By Aya477
Hi GoldenRule. I must first say that I have...

Hi GoldenRule.

I must first say that I have only looked into center childcare but I hope that some of the items I find important are also relevant to your program.

In NC, licensed childcare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 27,152
Posted By Aya477
wowzers....

First, I agree with Crystal's and ProMom's posts.

It is a parent's choice to choose what their children are exposed to. If the issue of same-sex relationships is an item this parent would prefer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,402
Posted By Aya477
My son had sensitive skin to runny BM and sounds...

My son had sensitive skin to runny BM and sounds like you described. Diaper rash creams only irritated his skin worse so I used Lanolin (the type you can find in the breastfeeding section). The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,201
Posted By Aya477
Thanks Pro-Mom. I'm definitely a little...

Thanks Pro-Mom. I'm definitely a little different in my thinking and I hope you enjoy.

I guess what I was trying to get at is the practice of someone other than Mom (or Dad) raising the children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,201
Posted By Aya477
I do not subscribe to pawning my child off to...

I do not subscribe to pawning my child off to anyone else for any reason other than work but that is because I was fortunate enough to be raised in a stay at home mom family. And I wholeheartedly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,714
Posted By Aya477
Don't beat yourself up over allowing the child...

Don't beat yourself up over allowing the child back in care because it really isn't a bad decision. I am not a doctor but a science geek and know quite a bit about infectious diseases, biology, etc....
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-12-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,495
Posted By Aya477
I am very sorry your grandson has severe burns. ...

I am very sorry your grandson has severe burns. And yes, you have a right to be upset regardless of your daughter's position.

I believe I have read between the lines on your comments and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,855
Posted By Aya477
try.....

Ms. Kara---try muriatic acid to wash the concrete. As it is an acid, care to protect your skin, face, eyes, etc will need to be taken. It works like a charm though!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,818
Posted By Aya477
[/QUOTE=JEN;34339] Seriously...you think...

[/QUOTE=JEN;34339] Seriously...you think forgetting to charge your cell phone is a VALID excuse for not being available to your provider? That's not a valid excuse for my 16 year old not calling me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2010, 02:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,818
Posted By Aya477
AGAIN: NOWHERE should those sentences be...

AGAIN:

NOWHERE should those sentences be inferred as I do not find the calls important or that I do not take the calls as you stated. NOWHERE. So you did assume. Where does it say that I do not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,818
Posted By Aya477
My comments weren't directed at you. But there...

My comments weren't directed at you. But there is no denying that there are a number of posts saying parents don't get it or why do parents do this, that, the other. General statements pertaining...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-25-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,503
Posted By Aya477
Sorry Former Teacher....I posted the comment from...

Sorry Former Teacher....I posted the comment from work today and failed to login apparently. Thank you for your support in my opinion.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,818
Posted By Aya477
Jen: automatically assuming that the provider...

Jen: automatically assuming that the provider felt I was a horrible parent is precisely what irritates me about many of you on this site along with why there is continual problems with providers and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,818
Posted By Aya477
Alrighty-let's try to end this debate, ok? I...

Alrighty-let's try to end this debate, ok?
I did not say that I do not take my providers calls nor that I am not interested in my child. I said that others who have their phones in meetings appear...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,818
Posted By Aya477
GOOD GRIEF PEOPLE! I only asked why...

GOOD GRIEF PEOPLE!

I only asked why providers typically point the finger to parents and now all of this??? It's no wonder many of you experience such dismay on a day to day basis and come here to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,818
Posted By Aya477
at Janet again: You better believe that if I am...

at Janet again:
You better believe that if I am in a meeting, I could not leave to take a phone call unless a receptionist was told it was an emergency. I do not take my cell phone to meetings...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,818
Posted By Aya477
To Janet: Yep, the original purpose was to ask...

To Janet:
Yep, the original purpose was to ask how long she should wait. I recognize that but it also sparked my curiosity (again) as to why it is typically assumed that the parents knew their child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,818
Posted By Aya477
Perhaps there weren't several comments specifying...

Perhaps there weren't several comments specifying the opinion that the parent knew in this particular thread, but in other threads the same logic has been expressed multiple times and I couldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,818
Posted By Aya477
Please don't jump all over me as I anticipate you...

Please don't jump all over me as I anticipate you to, but I must know why providers automatically assume the parents knew the child was running a fever before drop off? Adults and children can spike...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2010, 07:16 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 42,871
Posted By Aya477
I am by no means criticizing any poster's...

I am by no means criticizing any poster's opinion/belief regarding spankings but I do want to place my two cents in:

I don't believe that lack of spanking in today's society is the culprit for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,348
Posted By Aya477
Ah, loratadine in the children's version of...

Ah, loratadine in the children's version of Claritin.....also linked to nervousness and hyperactivity.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,348
Posted By Aya477
Mom may be irritating but also please consider...

Mom may be irritating but also please consider that Claritin contains pseudoephedrine which could cause a child to be nervous and unable to sleep. Mom may be giving him the medication at night and...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-15-2010, 05:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,961
Posted By Aya477
Chances are that if you are seeing the same...

Chances are that if you are seeing the same activity every day regardless of the time you pick your child up that there is probably little structure or activity going on....atleast that would be my...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-13-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 42,098
Posted By Aya477
Point Proven

I am a parent and what I want for my child will reign supreme and I HAVE chosen centers based on what suits my child and my wants for him. There is no basis for argument there because afterall, I am...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-10-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 42,098
Posted By Aya477
don't judge

I believe that alot of issues between parents and caregivers generally falls down to one matter---difference in opinion. Ex: A caregiver believes a child should be weaned from bottles whereas a...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-23-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,862
Posted By Aya477
cameras

I simply want to offer a word of advice regarding webcams in daycares. First hand, I can tell you that webcams are not without flaw. My son attended a daycare who absolutely sold themselves on the...
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