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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By e.j.
I do feel an obligation to be open when I say...

I do feel an obligation to be open when I say I'll be open so I do feel sorry - rather than guilty - when I have to close without warning. Having been a day care parent, I know last minute closings...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 419
Posted By e.j.
I would explain to her that if you were to charge...

I would explain to her that if you were to charge her for the 6 hour slot at your regular rate, she'd be paying $30. Since her rate has remained at $20, she is, in fact, getting those 2 hours that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 419
Posted By e.j.
likethis Ungrateful and clueless were the words...

likethis Ungrateful and clueless were the words that came to my mind! I would not be working the extra hour and a 1/2 for her either for the same reasons already given. Wow!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 512
Posted By e.j.
Are the parents aware of these issues? Have you...

Are the parents aware of these issues? Have you suggested to them that he be evaluated? If it were me, I'd ask that they mention your concerns to his pediatrician to see what his doctor thinks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 432
Posted By e.j.
I require parents to supply diapers, wipes,...

I require parents to supply diapers, wipes, diaper rash ointment, sunscreen, bug spray if they want their child sprayed with it, a complete change of clothing or 2, depending on the age of the child,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By e.j.
Good thing you went to the clinic! Hope you feel...

Good thing you went to the clinic! Hope you feel better soon.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By e.j.
I try to do this, too, for the same reason. ...

I try to do this, too, for the same reason. Sometimes I have to give short notice because I didn't notice supplies were running low but I've never caught any flack for it. Usually parents stock up....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 773
Posted By e.j.
I have a 1/2 bathroom on my first floor that the...

I have a 1/2 bathroom on my first floor that the kids/guests use so I don't mind if a parent needs to use it. Parents rarely ask, though. Only one dcm used to use it on a regular basis and I think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By e.j.
I doubt it.;) If it is catechism they want to...

I doubt it.;) If it is catechism they want to discuss, it may be that they just want to see how familiar you are with the Catholic faith and maybe fill you in on their expectations for you as an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By e.j.
If the doctor doesn't know what it is, how can he...

If the doctor doesn't know what it is, how can he say it's not contagious? I would explain that I don't allow kids with undiagnosed rashes into care without a note stating what the rash is from and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By e.j.
Communion? Catechism?? Confession?? (Forgive me...

Communion? Catechism?? Confession?? (Forgive me Father, I have sinned. I have used the Lord's name in vain when Johnny has bitten the same kid for the 3rd time within an hour.) I don't know! Those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By e.j.
I don't think I'd worry about what, if anything,...

I don't think I'd worry about what, if anything, the girl is saying to her mom. I'd talk with the mother anyway, explaining what the girl's schedule is at your home and why you've set it up that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,000
Posted By e.j.
It sounds as though you've just disproved your...

It sounds as though you've just disproved your own theory. From what you've just said, Seattle providers have already raised their rates to the point where a large percentage of families can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,000
Posted By e.j.
There are several comments that sound derogatory...

There are several comments that sound derogatory to me. It's unfortunate and unnecessary.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,000
Posted By e.j.
Same here. The union stated specifically that...

Same here. The union stated specifically that they would work to increase wages for child care providers but that they wouldn't address working conditions, state regulations, etc. I can see where a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By e.j.
It seems to me, your biggest problem is the...

It seems to me, your biggest problem is the parents. You are doing all the legwork because the parents don't seem interested in changing their own behaviors. Until they change what they're doing at...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 08-20-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By e.j.
Take a deep breath and relax. Read through the...

Take a deep breath and relax. Read through the regulations one more time just to make sure you've covered everything and you should be fine. If you've missed something, your licensor will let you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By e.j.
I meant to say that she's worried about how she's...

I meant to say that she's worried about how she's going to take care of him and look for a job/work at the same time. Sorry!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By e.j.
I can only imagine how tough it's been. :hug: My...

I can only imagine how tough it's been. :hug: My brother is going through a health crisis, as well, and my sil is in the same spot you are. She wants to be there to care for him but is worried about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By e.j.
I don't know how investigations work but I'm sure...

I don't know how investigations work but I'm sure they'll make it a point to drop in when she is working. If they miss her once, I'm sure they'll try again. Worst case, the director and the teacher...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By e.j.
From what you've shared with us, you did the...

From what you've shared with us, you did the right thing. Take a deep breath and know that your report could be one step toward helping the kids who are enrolled in that day care. As boy mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By e.j.
I'm so sorry you and your husband are going...

I'm so sorry you and your husband are going through such a difficult time. It's got to hurt when the dc families you've supported and cared about don't make an effort to reach out to you in support...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 592
Posted By e.j.
The more my own kids got sick and the more I got...

The more my own kids got sick and the more I got sick myself, the stronger my backbone became. It still has some room to grow but I've at least got to the point where I no longer worry about the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 749
Posted By e.j.
That does make sense or it could be she's just...

That does make sense or it could be she's just that ballsy. I used to live in a cul-de-sac area where 3 of us had home day cares. My next door neighbor showed me the handbook she got back from one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By e.j.
"Red, slightly raised spots" (pimples or small...

"Red, slightly raised spots" (pimples or small blisters) sounds like HFM to me. When the adults in my house came down with it after being exposed by a day care child, that's what they looked like. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5,332
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,999
Posted By e.j.
Yes! What irked me most, though, was when Tier 2...

Yes! What irked me most, though, was when Tier 2 providers took a cut in their rate while the Tier 1 providers got an increase in their already higher rate. Basing rates on the percentage of public...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5,332
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,999
Posted By e.j.
That piece of info makes it sad. Poor kid!

That piece of info makes it sad. Poor kid!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5,332
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,999
Posted By e.j.
Yup! My 25 year old dd has been known to wear...

Yup! My 25 year old dd has been known to wear jeans and a heavy sweatshirt with another shirt underneath it on 90 degree/humid days. Somedays I want to pass out just looking at her! She says she's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By e.j.
After seeing Rockgirl's picture, I started...

After seeing Rockgirl's picture, I started looking on ebay and saw a few of them listed for between $100 - $165. Some included shipping, others were listed as local pick up only. I was lucky enough...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5,332
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,999
Posted By e.j.
Don't beat yourself up. I think we've all been...

Don't beat yourself up. I think we've all been there. Your backbone will be that much stronger for the next time something like this comes up. I hope no one else ended up getting it and that you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By e.j.
likethis Same here. I would charge the drop-in...

likethis Same here. I would charge the drop-in rate.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By e.j.
I don't think you're being a jerk; I think, as in...

I don't think you're being a jerk; I think, as in most cases, it all boils down to what's in your handbook/contract. Personally, I don't mind the extra hours/money as long as the parent picks up by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By e.j.
It depends on the situation. Sometimes I'll...

It depends on the situation. Sometimes I'll offer to pack a snack if what I'm serving can be eaten out of a Ziploc baggie and the parent wasn't expecting to have to pick up early. Sometimes I won't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,341
Posted By e.j.
I would tell her she either needs to drop off and...

I would tell her she either needs to drop off and pick up at the agreed upon time or she needs to find another child care for her kids. That's ridiculous! If you're reluctant to do that because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By e.j.
This has become one of my biggest pet peeves. ...

This has become one of my biggest pet peeves. I've had kids that apparently were constipated from late week into Sunday afternoon. Parents wait until Sunday night or early Monday morning to give a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By e.j.
:eek: As I read your reply I was thinking, "It...

:eek: As I read your reply I was thinking, "It can be hard to tell what people are really like on FB. My own adult kids post things that make me cringe sometimes but they're good people - just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By e.j.
There will always be someone at some point who...

There will always be someone at some point who will not take the hint. If you have certain expectations about what should happen when the volunteer parent leaves (whether the child is acting out or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5,332
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,999
Posted By e.j.
I'm so very sorry. :hug:

I'm so very sorry. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 52,488
Posted By e.j.
Some of the classes are still free. (I just took...

Some of the classes are still free. (I just took some of them last week to get my training hours in.) The other classes you pay for are still pretty inexpensive, though.

I've also taken classes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By e.j.
If a parent gave me "what for", I'd be looking to...

If a parent gave me "what for", I'd be looking to replace the family as quickly as possible. Also, if a child showed up here with hives and no doctor's note to indicate what the cause was, I'd have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By e.j.
If it were my own child, I'd increase servings of...

If it were my own child, I'd increase servings of water, whole grains and high fiber foods. (When my son was young, he had Encopresis and we were told to serve him "P" fruits - pineapple, pears,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,049
Posted By e.j.
Sometimes things just seem to hit all at once,...

Sometimes things just seem to hit all at once, don't they? I get totally burned out this time of year and by the time my vacation week comes around (this week!), it's almost as important to me as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By e.j.
I think sometimes, the more of an issue you make...

I think sometimes, the more of an issue you make it, the more the kids dig their heels in. Just like food, I'd offer her water/milk as usual. She gets to decide to drink or not. A four year old is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By e.j.
If it were me, I would follow my contract and...

If it were me, I would follow my contract and give the 2 weeks notice I said I would give. If I expect parents to honor the agreement we (the parents and I) made, I think I should also expect to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By e.j.
I've never been through anything like you...

I've never been through anything like you describe but if I were in your shoes, I'd try to speak with my licensor before going to the expense of hiring a lawyer. I'd explain the situation and ask if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By e.j.
I try to be honest without giving more info than...

I try to be honest without giving more info than I want to share..."I have an appointment that I have to be at on <date>. Because of the timing, I'll need to close for the day. Ordinarily, I try...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 764
Posted By e.j.
Personally, I wouldn't charge if a holiday fell...

Personally, I wouldn't charge if a holiday fell in the middle of my unpaid vacation week. (I take the first full week after the 4th as my vacation week for that very reason.)

Before I started my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,049
Posted By e.j.
I hope all is ok.

I hope all is ok.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By e.j.
To me, some things really just need to be done...

To me, some things really just need to be done face-to-face and closing/moving the day care is one of them. I'd do what Josie suggested and if you don't have time to discuss it or want to risk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 832
Posted By e.j.
I'd be angry, too. I've often said the adults in...

I'd be angry, too. I've often said the adults in my kids' school district (teachers and administrators) were much bigger bullies than the students ever were.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5,332
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,999
Posted By e.j.
Ooh! That would irritate me, too! Time to let...

Ooh! That would irritate me, too! Time to let them know that a 6:00 pick up time isn't working out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,533
Posted By e.j.
Like the others have said, I'd be upfront and...

Like the others have said, I'd be upfront and honest in answering any questions a parent might have with regard to my day care program. I was a day care parent when my son was an infant so I've been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,062
Posted By e.j.
I cringe internally every time a parent tells me,...

I cringe internally every time a parent tells me, "I'll be picking (insert child's name) up early today." Translated, it means, "Not only am I not going to pick up on time, I'm going to be extra...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By e.j.
I've never used a kit but we have found...

I've never used a kit but we have found caterpillars in the yard and put them into a jar with holes poked in the lid. We place a stick in the jar so that it stands at a slant and then fill the jar...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By e.j.
Sometimes I give everyone the same gift if I can...

Sometimes I give everyone the same gift if I can find something that's appropriate for all. For Christmas one year, I bought all of the kids a Rudolph the Reindeer book and a pillow, that when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,299
Posted By e.j.
I feel the same way but I know there are parents...

I feel the same way but I know there are parents who will never step up to actually do it. In my handbook, I let parents know that when they're at my house, I expect them to discipline their child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 705
Posted By e.j.
For me, it depends on whether the child has any...

For me, it depends on whether the child has any other symptoms along with an elevated temp. I'll send someone home if the temp is 99, they're fussier than usual, are acting "off", seem overly tired,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By e.j.
I take Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Labor...

I take Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Labor Day off as paid holidays. I have 5 days of vacation off in July and I'm not open on Fridays (except for one or two in June that I agreed to do.)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By e.j.
I quit the food program in January but when I was...

I quit the food program in January but when I was a member, I had to agree to provide the formula if the parent requested it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By e.j.
She may get one. I had a dcm who changed over...

She may get one. I had a dcm who changed over from formula to milk at 8m to save money. I thought for sure she'd have a hard time getting a note from her doctor but she had no problem getting it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,394
Posted By e.j.
I agree with what BC wrote but can totally relate...

I agree with what BC wrote but can totally relate to how you feel, too. I have a couple of kids who come earlier than the others. There are 4 of us in my own family trying to get ready for work in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By e.j.
I set my closing time with the expectation that...

I set my closing time with the expectation that parents would see that as the latest they can arrive to pick up their child. I also expect that there will be some chatting about the child's day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,637
Posted By e.j.
:lol::lol: OMG! I really needed that laugh...

:lol::lol: OMG! I really needed that laugh today! :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By e.j.
After reading Michael's reply I'm not sure what...

After reading Michael's reply I'm not sure what I'd do but when HFM came through my house a few years ago and again this past winter, most of the kids got relatively mild cases. I allowed them to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,564
Posted By e.j.
So true. All of my kids right now are 2 1/2 and...

So true. All of my kids right now are 2 1/2 and under except for the school agers that come now and then when they don't have school. The older kids are wonderful but the youngers ones are keeping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,564
Posted By e.j.
I'm sorry the termination didn't go well but...

I'm sorry the termination didn't go well but hopefully things will only get better once they're gone.:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,564
Posted By e.j.
I have a very stressful group right now including...

I have a very stressful group right now including an infant that sounds just like the one you described. I can't put her down without her screaming as though she's being tortured and like you said,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,106
Posted By e.j.
I out and out termed one child because I didn't...

I out and out termed one child because I didn't feel I could keep the little Houdini safe.

I didn't term but I did nudge people out the door for not wanting their exhausted child to nap at nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By e.j.
I had a 4 year old that acted similarly. It...

I had a 4 year old that acted similarly. It turned out the family had several close friends who had recently had babies and for some reason, dcg must have decided it would be nice to be a baby...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By e.j.
likethis I've been a child care provider for...

likethis I've been a child care provider for over 20 years and I'm still learning from reading the posts on this forum.:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By e.j.
I usually say something like, "If I had a dime...

I usually say something like, "If I had a dime for every time a parent told me a child _____ (was teething, had allergies, ate something that disagreed with his stomach...fill in the blank with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 734
Posted By e.j.
You have to wonder what goes through their heads...

You have to wonder what goes through their heads sometimes. I showed my husband the picture. He shook his head and laughed saying, "That's exactly why I left the reflector poles up for the time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By e.j.
I would do the same. My tuition policy states...

I would do the same. My tuition policy states that payment is due whether or not a child actually attends day care so, if I were in your position, I would still expect payment for Friday.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By e.j.
I'm going to knock on wood while I type this but...

I'm going to knock on wood while I type this but in 22 years of doing child care, I've only had 2 biters. In that situation, one child became a biter, too, after the other child started to bite him....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 947
Posted By e.j.
Oh, my! I used to threaten my son with that on a...

Oh, my! I used to threaten my son with that on a regular basis when he was in grade school. (He was very hard to motivate in the morning.) Thank goodness I never had to follow through with it! lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By e.j.
If she's wants a guarantee that she can add...

If she's wants a guarantee that she can add Fridays back in to the schedule come November thru April, I would expect her to pay to hold the spot. If she's a risk taker and wants to chance that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,010
Posted By e.j.
I doubt if this situation is going to get any...

I doubt if this situation is going to get any better. She's make it very easy to say, "I really don't think this is going to work out." I think I'd jump at the chance.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 947
Posted By e.j.
I had a one year old come in with a half eaten...

I had a one year old come in with a half eaten waffle one morning. According to his father, "He insisted on bringing it with him!" :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 781
Posted By e.j.
If an older kid consistently runs away when I try...

If an older kid consistently runs away when I try to get them over to the changing table, I give them a choice: "You can either walk over here like a big kid or I can carry you over like a baby. You...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 221,030
Posted By e.j.
:lol::lol: This reminded me of the time I was...

:lol::lol:
This reminded me of the time I was working as a customer service rep and had to call a customer to ask a question about her order. Her name was Judy Lovelace. It was very immature of me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By e.j.
Do you have a copy of your tax paperwork from...

Do you have a copy of your tax paperwork from last year? It should be listed on that, I think. My EIN # is on the Profit or Loss From Business form (Schedule C Form 1040). I would think your SSN...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By e.j.
I'm not sure if it's a good idea or not but it...

I'm not sure if it's a good idea or not but it has worked for me in the past. I had a couple of kids who potty trained so quickly that I wanted the assurance of a Pull Up until I was sure they could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 770
Posted By e.j.
I would generally have all of the kids come into...

I would generally have all of the kids come into the enclosed patio with me while I changed the dirty diaper. Depending on the kids in my care, though, it can sometimes be easier/faster to just have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 898
Posted By e.j.
I agree with BC. If they're balking about your...

I agree with BC. If they're balking about your policies now, imagine what it will be like when they actually have to abide by them. It seems like you could be in for constant testing and attempted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By e.j.
Enjoy the calm! Hopefully you'll be able to fill...

Enjoy the calm! Hopefully you'll be able to fill their spots with better clients.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By e.j.
When I can't schedule an appointment on a Friday...

When I can't schedule an appointment on a Friday (I'm closed on Fridays), I explain that I have an appointment that I have to attend and I couldn't schedule it on a Friday or after hours so I need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,386
Posted By e.j.
That presenter was rude and incredibly...

That presenter was rude and incredibly sanctimonious. I give you credit for not walking out on her. Hopefully, there was an evaluation form given out at the end of her lecture (and I do mean...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 746
Posted By e.j.
OH my gosh... he's adorable! I think I'd have to...

OH my gosh... he's adorable! I think I'd have to pick him up and give him a hug every day, too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 746
Posted By e.j.
For the most part, our pets are kept away from...

For the most part, our pets are kept away from the dc kids for liability reasons and for the safety of the animal. Also, as Ariana said, kids make things up. If a dc kid claims one of our pets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By e.j.
I don't have any safety tips or experiences to...

I don't have any safety tips or experiences to share (you seem to have safety covered) but just wanted to say that you acted with courage when you stepped into the path of the van in order to get the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By e.j.
Some parents probably will be upset because right...

Some parents probably will be upset because right now, they're getting a great deal - one they know they probably won't get anywhere else. When parents ask why I charge when the kids aren't here, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By e.j.
Ooh! I'm so jealous! I had a washer/dryer...

Ooh! I'm so jealous! I had a washer/dryer similar to that that my husband picked up for me at a yard sale. The kids broke it recently and I've been looking around for a replacement. I can't find...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-12-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,586
Posted By e.j.
likethislikethis

likethislikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By e.j.
I had a dcg who spiked a 101 temp here. Her mom...

I had a dcg who spiked a 101 temp here. Her mom called the pediatrician and was able to get an appointment within the hour. When she got to the doctor, dcg's temp was 99. Both dcm and I felt a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By e.j.
If it's something contagious like strep, HFM or...

If it's something contagious like strep, HFM or the stomach bug, I do give parents a heads up. I let them know what the incubation period is and what symptoms to look out for, mostly because I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By e.j.
Maybe your mom and husband can offer to watch the...

Maybe your mom and husband can offer to watch the baby themselves during the summer....for free. Since they're so quick to lay the guilt trip on you, it's only reasonable to expect your husband to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5,332
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,999
Posted By e.j.
She looked at me like this: :eek: and agreed he...

She looked at me like this: :eek: and agreed he needed to stay in Pull-Ups. I gave that kid a big hug and a kiss after she left. His timing could not have been better! She definitely ate some crow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5,332
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,999
Posted By e.j.
I had a dcm who dressed her son in undies one...

I had a dcm who dressed her son in undies one morning and tried to drop him off here at day care. She insisted he was trained; I explained that while that might be true at home, despite my best...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 221,030
Posted By e.j.
Yesterday...same 2 year old....I'm changing her...

Yesterday...same 2 year old....I'm changing her diaper after nap time and she tells me, "My body hurts." I ask her if she can tell me what part of her body hurts. She tells me, "My lady parts." I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 221,030
Posted By e.j.
Forgot to mention...she's only 2 1/2! "Planet...

Forgot to mention...she's only 2 1/2! "Planet Awesome" just cracked me up!
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