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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By melskids
It's definitely in the middle of nowhere! But...

It's definitely in the middle of nowhere! But yes, it's beautiful...especially in the fall.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2016, 04:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By melskids
I'm in NY and we use Minute Menu in Otsego...

I'm in NY and we use Minute Menu in Otsego County. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,615
Posted By melskids
It's been my experience that no matter HOW you...

It's been my experience that no matter HOW you set up...a separate space, integrated in, whatever....you will attract clients who want what you have and those who dont and choose elsewhere you dont...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By melskids
I supply everything. We live in an area...

I supply everything.

We live in an area with rough winters and most of my parents STILL show up unprepared. LOL

I beg for hand me downs, thrift shop and yard sale, and sometimes just buy what...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-22-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,191
Posted By melskids
Most people think bacon and sausage when they...

Most people think bacon and sausage when they think about breakfast meats, but besides the typical eggs, cheeses, yogurt, and nut butters, I serve chicken, beef, and turkey for breakfast. We've done...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,925
Posted By melskids
In the summer, we are barefoot 100% of the time....

In the summer, we are barefoot 100% of the time. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,552
Posted By melskids
In my area we don't typically have life...

In my area we don't typically have life threatening storms like earthquakes, hurricanes, or tornados.

For regular old thunderstorms/heavy rain/hail...no I don't wake them. If anything, they sleep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,107
Posted By melskids
likethislikethislikethislikethislikethislikethisli...

likethislikethislikethislikethislikethislikethislikethislikethislikethislikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 94,063
Posted By melskids
Around here EVERYONE is "lil" something. Drives...

Around here EVERYONE is "lil" something. Drives me nuts.

I'm Mountaintop Family Daycare. Not extremely original, but we live on a mountain so it sort of stuck. LOL

No one even calls be my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,202
Posted By melskids
I have it too...found clips in the dollar store....

I have it too...found clips in the dollar store. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,809
Posted By melskids
It depends on what kids are here. I plan based on...

It depends on what kids are here. I plan based on who listens well, who gets along with who, ages, how many infants, who can be a good helper, etc.

I know that sounds terrible, but it makes our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,491
Posted By melskids
1. do you use a cirriculum yes 2. if you do...

1. do you use a cirriculum yes
2. if you do which one play based and child led
3. age group you use it. infant through school age
4. any dislike or likes about it. I like that is allows the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,517
Posted By melskids
I'm not refusing....I would want one too. I...

I'm not refusing....I would want one too.

I have a family who never asked me for receipts ALL year, I offered and she always said dont worry about it.

I always keep my own records and I gave...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,517
Posted By melskids
Cash Payments

I cant believe I don't know the answer to this, but if parents pay in cash do we HAVE to provide a paper receipt at the time of payment?

I know we should, but do we HAVE to?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,960
Posted By melskids
I had to chuckle at this. My yard totally looks...

I had to chuckle at this. My yard totally looks like a junkyard. :lol:

We have scrap wood, pieces of PVC pipe, tires, milk crates, patio pavers, bottle babies, rain gutters, fence posts, tree...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By melskids
I agree with Play Care. Contact your union rep....

I agree with Play Care. Contact your union rep. That's what they are there for. I'm not sure where you are in NY, but our rep is wonderful and works very hard for providers. Good luck.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,072
Posted By melskids
I came right out and asked them. :)

I came right out and asked them. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,920
Posted By melskids
I like the first one. Is there any way to...

I like the first one.

Is there any way to make the "nursery & preschool" bigger and maybe the Appointment/tour" smaller?

I would want the nursery and preschool to stand out a little more.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,505
Posted By melskids
I don't care what people call me. Show up on time...

I don't care what people call me. Show up on time and pay me on time and you can call me Bob for all I care. ;):lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,317
Posted By melskids
In the nice weather, we are outside ALL day. ...

In the nice weather, we are outside ALL day.

Drinking water is in reusable water bottles. We come in for a few minutes to do diaper changes as needed. They have to come in with me while I get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,038
Posted By melskids
I didn't tell her no. I just stood there silently...

I didn't tell her no. I just stood there silently and gave her the look and waited for her to respond.

:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,038
Posted By melskids
Parents Are So Funny Sometimes

I usually don't complain, but this was too funny not to share.

I took next week off as it is spring break and most of my families are teachers or took off anyway.

They have known for 6...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 882
Posted By melskids
Just curious....how early is early?

Just curious....how early is early?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By melskids
I just looked on the back of the Walmart brand...

I just looked on the back of the Walmart brand Lysol and it has an EPA registration number, so that would count. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By melskids
Lysol is too, isn't it?

Lysol is too, isn't it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By melskids
http://www.epa.gov/oppad001/chemregindex.htm ...

http://www.epa.gov/oppad001/chemregindex.htm

I haven't looked in to this yet...just found it under a google search
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,063
Posted By melskids
I do. :)

I do. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,158
Posted By melskids
When the weather cooperates, we are outside all...

When the weather cooperates, we are outside all day as well.

Sometimes even for naps. :)

I have all of the "outdoor" materials, and also set up "stations" like art, science experiments,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,613
Posted By melskids
Looks like I'm going to be the odd man out, but I...

Looks like I'm going to be the odd man out, but I think they're pretty gross and lazy. If my life is too busy to stop and eat an actual meal, then my life is too busy, period.

Even if I DID use...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By melskids
Duct tape? I'M ONLY KIDDING!...

Duct tape?

I'M ONLY KIDDING! :eek::lol::ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By melskids
Same. :)

Same. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,803
Posted By melskids
yup. likethis I tried it once, until the boy...

yup. likethis

I tried it once, until the boy threw temper tantrums at pick up because he wasn't getting a prize and mom refused to leave until I gave in and gave him one. Defeated the whole...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,856
Posted By melskids
I don't care what they wear. I usually have...

I don't care what they wear. I usually have bigger mountains to climb. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,990
Posted By melskids
I always start the day with a fresh diaper change...

I always start the day with a fresh diaper change the minute they get here. That way I KNOW they are clean and ready to go, and I can document anything I see right away.

If they are totally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By melskids
We're away on vacation this year, but I'm...

We're away on vacation this year, but I'm planning on it next year!

I haven't been to the family child care (FCCANYS) one yet, but I've actually heard that that one is better.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Posted By melskids
Mine like to sew yarn in to burlap. I use an...

Mine like to sew yarn in to burlap. I use an embroidery hoop to hold the burlap tight. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By melskids
I would give him exactly what it is he is...

I would give him exactly what it is he is seeking. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,586
Posted By melskids
www.mountaintopdaycare.com but it needs...

www.mountaintopdaycare.com but it needs desperate updating! :)

www.mountaintopdaycare.blogspot.com but it's been neglected as well. :o

I mostly use my facebook page
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,259
Posted By melskids
This! likethis

This! likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,211
Posted By melskids
Also....Is it anything you can do from home?

Also....Is it anything you can do from home?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By melskids
You may be able to find some information here...

You may be able to find some information here under child care.

http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/

Although, I believe in NYC, you go through the health department instead of OCFS.

I'm not much help...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 03-11-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,842
Posted By melskids
Get a fence. A very tall one, with a locking...

Get a fence. A very tall one, with a locking gate. LOL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
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Views: 1,259
Posted By melskids
I actually don't set anything aside. It always...

I actually don't set anything aside. It always works out that whatever I owe gets deducted from whatever we would have gotten back from my husbands return. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By melskids
Could he have SPD?

Could he have SPD?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By melskids
I would argue the school work one. I don't have...

I would argue the school work one. I don't have the regs in front of me, so don't quote me, but it says no screens at nap time, with an exception of for business related purposes. I would argue that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,508
Posted By melskids
What do they kids do while you're fixing lunch? ...

What do they kids do while you're fixing lunch?

I put them to work. They help with the prep, set the table, etc. If they're not helping me, then they are usually sitting at the table. Not because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,757
Posted By melskids
I know sometimes it can happen, depending on the...

I know sometimes it can happen, depending on the cycles of the moon. LOL

I took a break for a while from this forum because of it, but since I've been posting again here and there, it seems to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,700
Posted By melskids
I hear that. I'm curious who your VOICE rep...

I hear that.

I'm curious who your VOICE rep is. Would you mind telling me? If not, I totally understand. :) I'm just curious if we have the same one and if you find them helpful or not.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,700
Posted By melskids
Well, I can tell you this much. We have a...

Well, I can tell you this much.

We have a meeting this Thursday night with our local registrars, state licensors, the fire safety rep, someone from the regional office, and the union rep.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,700
Posted By melskids
ok...you know what....now I have some ruckus to...

ok...you know what....now I have some ruckus to cause...because those are NOT the regs I was given. :eek::eek::eek:

However, now that I see what the heck we're all arguing over....LOL.....it still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,700
Posted By melskids
Not to beat a dead horse, but 417.15 10 i isn't...

Not to beat a dead horse, but 417.15 10 i isn't even a regulation. Where did you get that number from?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,700
Posted By melskids
Exactly. All I have to do is either email them my...

Exactly. All I have to do is either email them my days off in advance, or call her first thing in the morning if I close due to illness.

I'm not arguing with anyone....please don't take it that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,700
Posted By melskids
This is right from the OCFS website: 417.15...

This is right from the OCFS website:

417.15 (10) A family day care home must admit inspectors and other representatives of the Office onto the grounds and premises at any time during the hours of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,700
Posted By melskids
Sorry double post. :)

Sorry double post. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,700
Posted By melskids
My whole point. likethis My information came...

My whole point. likethis

My information came straight from someone in Albany. So someone's got their wires crossed somewhere. LOL

My whole point is...none of us should take this sitting down. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,700
Posted By melskids
Can you show me the new reg then and what it does...

Can you show me the new reg then and what it does say? Because that is what it says in my set of new regs I was given. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,700
Posted By melskids
OK....I am not trying to argue with any of...

OK....I am not trying to argue with any of you...I hope you all realize that. My frustration is with how each registrar interprets the regs differently.

The reg is:

(1) Other than children who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,700
Posted By melskids
OK.....this is what I was told. This is the...

OK.....this is what I was told.

This is the new reg:

2) Child day care providers must admit inspectors and other representatives of the Office onto the grounds and premises at any time during...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,700
Posted By melskids
And see...I think I'm finding all of this so hard...

And see...I think I'm finding all of this so hard to digest BECAUSE my licensor is so good. She wouldn't come if I've told her I'm closed. She's never looked in my bedrooms as long as the door is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,700
Posted By melskids
You know what. I'll be making some phone calls...

You know what. I'll be making some phone calls Monday now. Not that I don't believe you, just for my own satisfaction and to simply annoy someone sitting behind a desk playing candy crush. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,700
Posted By melskids
OK....I know I totally whined about the hot...

OK....I know I totally whined about the hot chocolate in the other thread...LOL but now you have my blood boiling. LOL

You DO NOT have to let them in when you are closed. I dont know who told you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,251
Posted By melskids
For me, it's not about the stupid hot chocolate....

For me, it's not about the stupid hot chocolate. LOL It's just what I'm taking my PMS out on this week. :rolleyes::lol:

Seriously, my kids get 1% milk and water. If I serve hot chocolate once a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,251
Posted By melskids
Right. But this new rule is actually a...

Right. But this new rule is actually a regulation, and has nothing to do with the food program at all. It's for all providers, whether you are on the food program or not.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,471
Posted By melskids
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,471
Posted By melskids
I actually really like Janet Lansbury. I...

I actually really like Janet Lansbury.

I don't think she was trying to say that hitting was no big deal, just that our reaction to the behavior is what is important.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,178
Posted By melskids
It's really quite normal. I agree with the...

It's really quite normal. I agree with the others. A simple "go wash your hands" should be sufficient.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,251
Posted By melskids
My licensor was here Friday. She said that while...

My licensor was here Friday. She said that while WE cant give them the beverages in question....if the parents supply it, they can have it. However, each parent has to bring the beverage for their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,380
Posted By melskids
Exactly. Walmart is open 24/7. Its not their...

Exactly. Walmart is open 24/7. Its not their problem if someone drives there in a snowstorm and wrecks their car. We're no different.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By melskids
I tell them "If you promise to only believe half...

I tell them "If you promise to only believe half of what Sally tells you at home, I promise to only believe half of what she tells me at school."

That usually does the trick. LOL :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,380
Posted By melskids
I live 10 miles from town on a one lane dirt road...

I live 10 miles from town on a one lane dirt road on top of a mountain.

I am not a weather man nor a highway maintenance worker. It's not really my job to worry about anything past my driveway. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,251
Posted By melskids
http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/childcare/regs/417_FDC_reg...

http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/childcare/regs/417_FDC_regs.asp




I think that is all of our frustrations!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,251
Posted By melskids
:mad: Hey, listen, I'm not saying I'm a rule...

:mad:

Hey, listen, I'm not saying I'm a rule breaker either. :cool: I just think the state should have more important things to do than worry about the hot chocolate we have after sleigh...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,251
Posted By melskids
hahahaha I guess so!

hahahaha I guess so!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,251
Posted By melskids
We tried locally, but the drama, bickering, and...

We tried locally, but the drama, bickering, and backstabbing between the providers ended that quickly. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,251
Posted By melskids
The whole thing really just frustrates me because...

The whole thing really just frustrates me because there is a woman in town who is illegal and has 15 or more kids. They show up, sure....but she just refuses to answer the door, and there is NOTHING...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,251
Posted By melskids
Oh my no, I'm sorry. I meant "common sense" as...

Oh my no, I'm sorry. I meant "common sense" as in.....I cant give them hot chocolate within moderation, but I don't have to have my shelf anchored....LOL

They worry over stupid stuff, that should...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,251
Posted By melskids
I totally hear you. :) I wasn't saying YOU...

I totally hear you. :)

I wasn't saying YOU didn't have common sense....I hope you didn't take it like that. LOL :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,251
Posted By melskids
I don't think it's so much "getting sloppy" as it...

I don't think it's so much "getting sloppy" as it is using common sense. Having hot chocolate once a month after sleigh riding isn't going to kill them. JMO, of course. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,251
Posted By melskids
I just went back and read the new regs. It says...

I just went back and read the new regs. It says WE cant serve it as providers, but it also says when provided by the parent, beverages are not subject to the regulatory beverage standards.

Guess...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,251
Posted By melskids
How are they going to know unless they see you? ...

How are they going to know unless they see you?

Whoops. You didn't hear me say that. :lol:;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,643
Posted By melskids
here's mine! http://www.pinterest.com/mwmarshall/

here's mine! http://www.pinterest.com/mwmarshall/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,637
Posted By melskids
Denita is awesome! Not that I'm name dropping....

Denita is awesome! Not that I'm name dropping. LOL :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,637
Posted By melskids
I allow the children to choose the themes based...

I allow the children to choose the themes based on their interests. Sometimes they last a week, sometimes a month, and sometimes we go quite some time without a "theme" at all. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,320
Posted By melskids
I LOVE looking at others facebook pages! I know...

I LOVE looking at others facebook pages! I know what I'll being doing at nap time today now! :)

Here's mine!

https://www.facebook.com/MountaintopFamilyDaycare
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,748
Posted By melskids
WHAT?! That's their JOB! It's their job to make...

WHAT?! That's their JOB! It's their job to make sure we understand the new regs and all of the changes. SMH
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,646
Posted By melskids
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, since your time is...

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, since your time is limited, you can do a younger class (like 2 year olds maybe) from 10:30 to 12:30.

Or even market it as a "mothers morning out" on those days. Or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2014, 06:16 AM
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Views: 1,472
Posted By melskids
Group family providers DO get them! :)

Group family providers DO get them! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2014, 04:10 AM
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Views: 1,472
Posted By melskids
This is the 5th grant CSEA has given. I'm pretty...

This is the 5th grant CSEA has given. I'm pretty sure they are only available to home providers as well, and not centers.

This time I got a new light table, (our old one was too small) a doll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2014, 05:12 AM
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Views: 2,371
Posted By melskids
Yup, outside. They've been cooped up all...

Yup, outside.

They've been cooped up all day, half the time with no outdoor recess...and it's a 45 minute bus ride home.

They NEED to go outside. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,437
Posted By melskids
Exactly. I'm hearing ya! That's why I'm going...

Exactly. I'm hearing ya! That's why I'm going screen free....I'm not going to be bothered with all of the documentation. And we all know they get enough screen time at home anyway. They don't need it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2014, 04:00 AM
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Views: 1,802
Posted By melskids
Our is exactly the same. I bet we're neighbors...

Our is exactly the same. I bet we're neighbors and don't even know it. LOL :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,437
Posted By melskids
They didnt take screen time completely away, we...

They didnt take screen time completely away, we just have to prove its educational.

417.7 (u) (u) If television or other electronic visual media is used, it must be part of a planned...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,527
Posted By melskids
January~ sleigh riding Saturday w/ a bonfire and...

January~ sleigh riding Saturday w/ a bonfire and Chili contest
February~ Cabin Fever Fest
March~ pancake breakfast with our homemade maple sryup
April~ Easter Egg Hunt
May~ Muffins with mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 70
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Posted By melskids
I actually turned it in. I don't know what ever...

I actually turned it in. I don't know what ever came of it though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,822
Posted By melskids
I had a mother tell me that her 3 year old...

I had a mother tell me that her 3 year old daughters favorite thing to do was play with her horses testicles.

:eek:

Never mind how gross that is, but the safety issue of a small child standing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,750
Posted By melskids
Every time someone handed me a gift, I would say...

Every time someone handed me a gift, I would say "THANK YOU! (assistant) and I will love it!" Maybe they would get the hint.

:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,980
Posted By melskids
I used to go all out for my kids until one 9 yr...

I used to go all out for my kids until one 9 yr old girl handed me her present back and said "I don't want this dollar store ****".

It WASNT $ store stuff, and from then on, I stopped buying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,044
Posted By melskids
I think you should definitely bring up your...

I think you should definitely bring up your concerns about the child, but leave your opinion of moms hot mess out of it. It's only going to cause a headache for you.

If dad asks you what you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,432
Posted By melskids
I believe they go in to effect in May. My...

I believe they go in to effect in May.

My licensor also told me that the first time you get sited for non compliance on a new reg, instead of writing you up, they will give you technical...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,170
Posted By melskids
This is spot on. I would never turn ANY...

This is spot on.

I would never turn ANY child away from comfort when they need it, even if that means they all pile drive me at the same time.

I find quiet moments throughout the day to show...
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