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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 24,899
Posted By AmandasFCC
Yeah I pretty much agree. If I hadn't let my...

Yeah I pretty much agree. If I hadn't let my daughter cry it out at 8 months old, I probably still wouldn't be sleeping a wink at night. My daughter is a wonderful, happy, well-adjusted 3 year old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,502
Posted By AmandasFCC
I shouldn't have read that. That is so sad :( ...

I shouldn't have read that. That is so sad :( That poor little girl, how confused and scared she must have been :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,623
Posted By AmandasFCC
Where I am the baby would definitely count. I'd...

Where I am the baby would definitely count. I'd double check it with your area's licensing though,.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,120
Posted By AmandasFCC
That sounds awful :( As much as I dislike...

That sounds awful :( As much as I dislike licensing, I am grateful that my licensor doesn't really interfere with much when she's here. She asks me a couple questions, looks at my files, walks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,001
Posted By AmandasFCC
I've done it, however I was honest and said what...

I've done it, however I was honest and said what I was doing. I knew that the parents I had on a particular day weren't actually working so I was honest and said, (you're gonna laugh, this is such a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,738
Posted By AmandasFCC
When I have children later at night, I feed them...

When I have children later at night, I feed them what my family is eating, and after dinner we sit down and watch a movie. Now with that said, I don't have kids late every day so .... I did have an...
Forum: Curriculum 10-25-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,584
Posted By AmandasFCC
During circle time, I sing. Well, WE sing. I...

During circle time, I sing. Well, WE sing. I used to use CDs of children's music during free play time but I found that it caused the noise level to escalate to an unbearable level and stopped.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,564
Posted By AmandasFCC
I usually put out Halloween costumes before and...

I usually put out Halloween costumes before and after Halloween so thy can continue to dress up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,720
Posted By AmandasFCC
My daughter goes to preschool 2 afternoons/week. ...

My daughter goes to preschool 2 afternoons/week. I've seriously considered sending her to daycare. Same as what Blackcat said, she responds well to others but she appears to be deaf to Mommy. And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,697
Posted By AmandasFCC
I used to clean like a madwoman every day. I...

I used to clean like a madwoman every day. I gave up. I was working too hard and it was too stressful. Now I do a major clean on the weekend, and touch up here and there over the week. The kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,150
Posted By AmandasFCC
Thanks! Got it :)

Thanks! Got it :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,150
Posted By AmandasFCC
Jeff, I don't know if my cold is making me blind...

Jeff, I don't know if my cold is making me blind or what but ... I can't find where to go to log in? lol Help!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,150
Posted By AmandasFCC
Thanks, I'll keep my eyes peeled :)

Thanks, I'll keep my eyes peeled :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,377
Posted By AmandasFCC
Yeah, my 3 year old has recently began to give up...

Yeah, my 3 year old has recently began to give up her naps. Sometimes she still sleeps but for the most part, she knows to stay in her room with the door closed, bring some books to bed and read for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,150
Posted By AmandasFCC
I signed up for a trial ... even got a call from...

I signed up for a trial ... even got a call from someone from Ladder (?) software today checking to see how I like it. He said I'd get an email with my username and password and I haven't seen...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,082
Posted By AmandasFCC
I'm pregnant with #2 right now as well, haen't...

I'm pregnant with #2 right now as well, haen't told my dcf's yet. I'm waiting until my first ultrasound (Sunday! EEEE!!!!!) to confirm my plans for how much time to take off, etc., before making...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,116
Posted By AmandasFCC
I agree with the other ladies. I don't think I...

I agree with the other ladies. I don't think I would be using a "sleep chair". I've had kids start trying to climb out of PNP's and when that happens, as Blackcat said, I stay in the room hovering...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,150
Posted By AmandasFCC
That was my question too, is it functional for...

That was my question too, is it functional for Canadian providers? :) If so, I'd be very interested!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,674
Posted By AmandasFCC
Licensed family child care in BC, Canada.

Licensed family child care in BC, Canada.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,043
Posted By AmandasFCC
When I do music, I do something like soft,...

When I do music, I do something like soft, soothing piano with raindrops in the background, or harp with ocean sounds, or wahtever. Sounds like the "soundscapes" you're describing :)

But right...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,687
Posted By AmandasFCC
Thing is, I'm seeing almost daily posts on...

Thing is, I'm seeing almost daily posts on parents' blogs and magazines on FB about ways to save money. The top way is "Avoid daycare, try to minimize time spent in daycare" ....

I get that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,944
Posted By AmandasFCC
I have one, I also have a website. The parents...

I have one, I also have a website. The parents use neither. I tried to keep things on there like our weekly menu and information that they NEEDED, I said I'd be updating that rather than giving...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,765
Posted By AmandasFCC
My play room is in my basement and my family...

My play room is in my basement and my family never uses that space. The daycare eats lunch in my family kitchen (required by licensing in my area), and they use my livingroom for watching Sesame...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,872
Posted By AmandasFCC
Good luck and congratulations :)

Good luck and congratulations :)
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-13-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,566
Posted By AmandasFCC
Nap time is tough one. I recognize that some...

Nap time is tough one. I recognize that some kids don't need sleep (I was one), but I firmly believe that if they don't need that nap, they simply won't fall asleep. When I was in daycare I...
Forum: Curriculum 09-12-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,521
Posted By AmandasFCC
I have one from Ikea that I love. Works great for...

I have one from Ikea that I love. Works great for 5-6 kids.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70169533#/00168650/
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,575
Posted By AmandasFCC
I agree with Crystal. This is not something I...

I agree with Crystal. This is not something I personally would report if there were no other questionable signs. My daughter and I BOTH are covered in bruises, we don't beat each other up ;) I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,662
Posted By AmandasFCC
At that age if he doesn't have any delays I would...

At that age if he doesn't have any delays I would NOT be doing it on a change table, I would be changing him in the bathroom. It's less comfortable for BOTH of you and might be the incentive to HIM...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,022
Posted By AmandasFCC
I wouldn't call, and I wouldn't let them in the...

I wouldn't call, and I wouldn't let them in the door if they DID show up late.

At one time I was operations manager for a company and was conducting interviews. This one lady waltzes in an hour...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,577
Posted By AmandasFCC
I have bins separating each type of item ... like...

I have bins separating each type of item ... like one for crayons, one for markers, one for paints, 3 for stickers (apparently I'm a sticker junkie lol).... you get the idea. They stay organized for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,441
Posted By AmandasFCC
Yes you did do something wrong. This, I'm sure...

Yes you did do something wrong. This, I'm sure is a very basic regulation, and I'm going to quote it as it is written for my area:

Harmful actions not permitted:

A licensee must ensure that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,292
Posted By AmandasFCC
That IS a scam. 100%. I had the exact same...

That IS a scam. 100%. I had the exact same email last year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,792
Posted By AmandasFCC
I use Excel ... I have different sections...

I use Excel ...

I have different sections attached to one workbook entitled "(this year) Accounting". The different sections are:

-budget (lists all children and what they earn me, operating...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,744
Posted By AmandasFCC
Where I am we have to serve meals in a kitchen as...

Where I am we have to serve meals in a kitchen as a family child care. The children have to have access to more of the house than just a playroom. They need a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and living...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,080
Posted By AmandasFCC
The more they win, and are permitted to DO it,...

The more they win, and are permitted to DO it, the more they will ;) Pretty soon we won't be able to do child care without a padded play room :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,080
Posted By AmandasFCC
I think that's so sad. I think it's disgraceful...

I think that's so sad. I think it's disgraceful that we have to raise children and run our child care businesses in FEAR of being sued. I think that lawyers, licensing bodies, etc. need to spend...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 20,150
Posted By AmandasFCC
Our regs say we can't run another business...

Our regs say we can't run another business secondary to the daycare if it takes away from the care of the children. I'm not sure the specific wording but that is the jist of it.

I do Norwex and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 148,701
Posted By AmandasFCC
The difference is those kids are in school all...

The difference is those kids are in school all day and not expected to nap.

A child that's been in daycare all day, where a rest period is usually enforced, does not need to be in bed at 7am. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,549
Posted By AmandasFCC
I have these: ...

I have these:

http://www.homebase.co.uk/wcsstore/homebase/images/142-8754152MMA75UC939437M.jpg

and something similar to these:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,702
Posted By AmandasFCC
I hold interviews in the evenings, around 5pm,...

I hold interviews in the evenings, around 5pm, when all the kids have gone home. I do this, as others have said, so that I can focus on the interview and am not dealing with screaming kids who are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,246
Posted By AmandasFCC
I'll tell you my experience. I have a BA in...

I'll tell you my experience. I have a BA in psych, focused on development .... I advertised this heavily when I first started because I figured as a newbie into daycare and a newbie in town, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,973
Posted By AmandasFCC
Yup I just did the same thing ... only I didn't...

Yup I just did the same thing ... only I didn't have to write a letter, neither of the parents wanted to pay to hold the kids' spaces over the summer since they didn't need me, so I said goodbye! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,316
Posted By AmandasFCC
I play if a child is having a morning of...

I play if a child is having a morning of separation anxiety. Even then, it's for about 5 minutes, then the other kids come along and play with the sad one. I am not able tos it on the floor to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By AmandasFCC
I think you're lucky to have good ones ;) I've...

I think you're lucky to have good ones ;) I've never had one willing to help. In fact, when I've given them jobs it's been a chore to get them to follow through. And the ones I have had do NOT...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,281
Posted By AmandasFCC
Yeah I agree with Former Teacher, I wouldn't be...

Yeah I agree with Former Teacher, I wouldn't be using a treat in this case. What I have done with my 4 year old misbehavers is, as Former Teacher said, a stern talking to. Sit nicely at the table,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,366
Posted By AmandasFCC
I use containers like that for storage .... I...

I use containers like that for storage .... I don't use formula cans but I do use coffee cans ;) Right now I can see some storing pipe cleaners, crayons, craft pompoms, extra Valentines, etc. I may...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,716
Posted By AmandasFCC
That's not true. My husband and I are both only...

That's not true. My husband and I are both only chidlren but my dd has plenty of aunts and uncles - our close friends.

I have aunts and uncles, but they all live so far away that we have never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,282
Posted By AmandasFCC
I'd put him in a pull up. I think it's more...

I'd put him in a pull up. I think it's more embarassing for a child to wake up wet and have to parade to the bathroom, no matter how discreet you try to be, to change their clothes.

He's 3. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,101
Posted By AmandasFCC
Take him to wash his hands EVERY TIME you see...

Take him to wash his hands EVERY TIME you see that hand in his mouth. That took care of the issue for me!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,706
Posted By AmandasFCC
Not sure about Tennessee, but here the difference...

Not sure about Tennessee, but here the difference between group care and family care is that in group care the licensee/employees must have an ECE. In family care we don't.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,350
Posted By AmandasFCC
This is the way it is here too lol. It's very...

This is the way it is here too lol. It's very difficult but I won't lie to you, I have found it much more effective than constantly yelling NO RUNNING!!! I stop them, have them walk back to where...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,295
Posted By AmandasFCC
I currently have 2 EA's kids. One will be...

I currently have 2 EA's kids. One will be working with her husband's plumbing company doing bookkeeping during the summer so I still have dcb, and the other is paying me $120/month during the summer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,791
Posted By AmandasFCC
I've been hearing people are really screwy this...

I've been hearing people are really screwy this week - dunno why. My MIL is a teacher and she's been saying the kids are totally messed up. My dd is a force to be reckoned with this week (she's 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,631
Posted By AmandasFCC
I used to feel that way about Yo Gabba Gabba, and...

I used to feel that way about Yo Gabba Gabba, and then I started actually paying attention to the show and realized I REALLY REALLY like the lessons on that show. Like, everyone is different, clean...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 774
Posted By AmandasFCC
Are There Any LICENSED Providers From BC, Canada Here?

Just as the title states. If there are any licensed BC providers here, I'd love to speak with you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,689
Posted By AmandasFCC
I started daycare because prior to having my dd,...

I started daycare because prior to having my dd, I worked 2 jobs with really weird hours that simply didn't warrant daycare. I knew I'd have to pay for a full time space somewhere because of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,706
Posted By AmandasFCC
I agree, though I admit, when I stop at Timmies,...

I agree, though I admit, when I stop at Timmies, it's for me and no one else :lol: Sometimes if I'm feeling generous I'll get them some tim bits but the vast majority of the time I just get a coffee...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,828
Posted By AmandasFCC
I actually quite like it when my hubby is home. ...

I actually quite like it when my hubby is home. He stays out of my way, gets chores done that make my life easier, and knows when nap time is, so if he needs quiet for something, he waits until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,656
Posted By AmandasFCC
Well I just opened up 2 years ago. I lost my...

Well I just opened up 2 years ago. I lost my first kid ever last August because Mom had another baby and decided to stay home. If she hadn't decided to stay home I'd have both of them now.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,816
Posted By AmandasFCC
I tell them that hours contracted for a reason: I...

I tell them that hours contracted for a reason: I sometimes have children in the evenings who are scheduled AROUND other children's leaving times. Just because the daycare is still open for business...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,997
Posted By AmandasFCC
Plastic underpants. I wouldn't put a 4 year old...

Plastic underpants. I wouldn't put a 4 year old in pull ups, seems to me that's just asking for trouble.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,616
Posted By AmandasFCC
1 - My dd, bless her heart, wouldn't nap AT ALL...

1 - My dd, bless her heart, wouldn't nap AT ALL without me holding her until I started my home daycare when she was 8 months and simply didn't have the option to hold her. So yes. They CAN adjust....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,208
Posted By AmandasFCC
I wouldn't be concerned at all. My daughter was...

I wouldn't be concerned at all. My daughter was a hand flapper at that age and she is outgrew it. She just got excited and flapped her hands. Really, don't stress over this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,617
Posted By AmandasFCC
I have Rockband night with a couple friends every...

I have Rockband night with a couple friends every Friday night. We get some wine and appetizers and play and laugh together. It's a great stress reliever.

I also get out in the evenings when the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,871
Posted By AmandasFCC
Agreed. I've always been clumsy but at some...

Agreed. I've always been clumsy but at some point in grade 5 suddenly I'd be reaching for something but my hand would be 5 inches away from it ... Clearly, I needed glasses.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,360
Posted By AmandasFCC
It's not that she is watching TV all day. You...

It's not that she is watching TV all day. You call CPS and say "I'm concerned about emotional neglect of this child. While they meet her physical needs of food and clothing and do not physically...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,656
Posted By AmandasFCC
In my area we are always required to have a...

In my area we are always required to have a sandbox covered. Cats can still jump a fence to use your sandbox as a litter box ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,459
Posted By AmandasFCC
Yup, same here.

Yup, same here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,020
Posted By AmandasFCC
I had the exact same problem when I was newly...

I had the exact same problem when I was newly licensed. People weren't willing to take a chance on me. It's a small town and I was fairly new to it so didn't have the benefit of word of mouth...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,985
Posted By AmandasFCC
My mom used that book on me ;) lol I bought it...

My mom used that book on me ;) lol I bought it for use with my dd but haven't read it yet. I had her potty trained in one LAST summer and now she's totally fallen off and will not get back on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By AmandasFCC
I have a puppet tent. It was a little curtained...

I have a puppet tent. It was a little curtained window which allows the kids to do their little puppet shows.

In my experience, it turned into more of a fort or hide out. Kids would throw the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,119
Posted By AmandasFCC
Caillou is blocked on my TV. I absolutely will...

Caillou is blocked on my TV. I absolutely will not allow my child or any daycare children to watch that horrible show EVER on my watch.

That is all. Continue :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,342
Posted By AmandasFCC
Personally, I wouldn't bother with the basket. I...

Personally, I wouldn't bother with the basket. I would have the child hand the toy to Mom to take him immediately, rather than in the basket. That's what I do currently, or used to do, because I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,483
Posted By AmandasFCC
OMG I found some too!!!!!! I was cleaning up,...

OMG I found some too!!!!!! I was cleaning up, wiping down my cots and all that and there, on the wall, next to my newest dcg's cot - BOOGERS!!!! Iiiiiiiiickkkkkk!!!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,857
Posted By AmandasFCC
I agree with Kendallina, I don't force sharing...

I agree with Kendallina, I don't force sharing and I do pretty much exactly what you just described. If it's a situation where someone is "hogging" a toy, then I put a time limit on it. "You've had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 257,694
Posted By AmandasFCC
My student loan was approved and deposited,...

My student loan was approved and deposited, including the maximum available grant, and I've started my first course towards getting my ECE! I'm pretty stoked!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,866
Posted By AmandasFCC
I'm on the fence on this. I created my program...

I'm on the fence on this. I created my program with the intention of being in it for the long haul, and I truly do love my job HOWEVER I also would like health insurance through my workplace and a...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 02-22-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,275
Posted By AmandasFCC
BC here :)

BC here :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,696
Posted By AmandasFCC
Wow, sounds like a day with my SAs LOL. Always...

Wow, sounds like a day with my SAs LOL. Always pushing the boundaries.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,213
Posted By AmandasFCC
I also run my daycare from my basement, and bring...

I also run my daycare from my basement, and bring them upstairs for meals/snacks.

The way I avoid them being unsupervised while I prep lunch is that they go into my living room (off the kitchen)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2011, 01:09 PM
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Views: 3,431
Posted By AmandasFCC
Yeah I can't even have balls out for them to play...

Yeah I can't even have balls out for them to play with without constantly having to watch for flying objects. They KNOW we do not throw in the house, but it's just far too tempting with balls! So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,978
Posted By AmandasFCC
I would send my own dd out at 3 to play on her...

I would send my own dd out at 3 to play on her own, as long as I could supervise her from inside, but never a dck. That said, licensing wouldn't allow me to anyway.

I had a 7 and 10 year old in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,475
Posted By AmandasFCC
I probably would say something along the lines...

I probably would say something along the lines of:

"I've been noticing a lot of regression and difficult behaviour from dcb, and quite often this can be caused by a stressful for confusing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,651
Posted By AmandasFCC
In Canada, May 20th is Child Care Appreciation...

In Canada, May 20th is Child Care Appreciation Day. I post the proclamation from the government in my entrance for the month of May. Sadly, it's never been noticed or recognized lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 102,775
Posted By AmandasFCC
I am a licensed provider in BC, Canada, licensed...

I am a licensed provider in BC, Canada, licensed for 7 children including my own. I'm working on obtaining my ECE diploma so I can apply for a Multi-Age In-Home Group Care license for 8 kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,374
Posted By AmandasFCC
I'm currently doing my ECE diploma through...

I'm currently doing my ECE diploma through correspondence.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,704
Posted By AmandasFCC
I don't allow gun play whatsoever either. I just...

I don't allow gun play whatsoever either. I just don't like it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,816
Posted By AmandasFCC
I have nightmares about kids I've termed for...

I have nightmares about kids I've termed for scary reasons. On occasion I wake up in a panic because I don't know where the daycare kids are sleeping ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,555
Posted By AmandasFCC
Oh yeah, I had a sling that I took my dd out for...

Oh yeah, I had a sling that I took my dd out for walks in when she was a baby. For her first few months, when I couldn't put her down without her FREAKING OUT, I wore her in the sling to cook dinner...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,103
Posted By AmandasFCC
http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://blogs.sm...

http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://blogs.smarter.com/blogs/Little%2520Tikes%2520Climb%2520and%2520Slide%2520Castl.jpg&imgrefurl=http://blogs.smarter.com/babieskids/2008/04/07/kids-outdoor-furni...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,379
Posted By AmandasFCC
I'm very much considering going this route. I...

I'm very much considering going this route. I started out broad because I really wasn't sure where my comfort level would be, so right now I care for 12months-12 years. But now that I've got a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,740
Posted By AmandasFCC
At the time I took that picture, it was a giant...

At the time I took that picture, it was a giant pillow that I was waiting to have a cover made for. Now that pillow is in my reading/relaxation area, and under my changing area I have one of those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,740
Posted By AmandasFCC
I don't know how to post pictures, but I do have...

I don't know how to post pictures, but I do have new pics;
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,740
Posted By AmandasFCC
Your ideal space sounds a lot like mine :) Only...

Your ideal space sounds a lot like mine :) Only my walls are pastel yellow and pastel green (very cheerful but relaxing), and my entry way is sky blue. I have cubbies right as you come down the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,395
Posted By AmandasFCC
Oh I am so part of this club. I find I have to...

Oh I am so part of this club. I find I have to spend more time directly supervising my school kids than the toddlers in the group. It never ceases to amaze me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,669
Posted By AmandasFCC
No I don't, though I've been thinking I should to...

No I don't, though I've been thinking I should to save my poor hands. They are sooo chapped and dry from being washed so often!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-17-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,765
Posted By AmandasFCC
I have parents with variable schedules and they...

I have parents with variable schedules and they pay for full time slots. It's a hard thing to ask for sometimes, especially when you know they really don't need a whole lot of care, but that's the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,899
Posted By AmandasFCC
Funny, my hubby doesn't care much about sports,...

Funny, my hubby doesn't care much about sports, except curling .... I don't get it! He gets so into it, so excited .... I just don't understand!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,756
Posted By AmandasFCC
http://www.usbornebooksathome.ca/usborne_books/bro...

http://www.usbornebooksathome.ca/usborne_books/browse.asp?css=1&cat=1&subject=S&subcat=SFL&id=1985
...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-17-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,894
Posted By AmandasFCC
LOL ummmm ..... I have over 20,000 in deductions...

LOL ummmm ..... I have over 20,000 in deductions for 2010 so no I don't think that's too much lol
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