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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,227
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
yeah, we do this and they make fabulous hand...

yeah, we do this and they make fabulous hand prints with it! If we have some water out there we dump it in. We love gooey sidewalk chalk! It really doesn't bother me.
To me that is an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,223
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
depends on if I am available or not:) I have...

depends on if I am available or not:) I have gone to some. But, I don't feel obligated one way or another.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I have had various set ups to accommodate babies...

I have had various set ups to accommodate babies over the years depending on how many I have. Right now since I have walking 1 yr old 9 month old in the playroom everything that is in there is ok...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,312
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
They may pick up at any time. But, if they are...

They may pick up at any time. But, if they are coming during nap time, I need to know so I can "sneak them out" without waking anyone else up.
I do not encourage them to drop in and leave....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,627
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
This except I do milk breakfast and lunch. Water...

This except I do milk breakfast and lunch. Water all other times:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,158
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
Infant care is quickly becoming my niche. ...

Infant care is quickly becoming my niche. Apparently, I am one of the few providers that takes infants. I love them! I meet 2 of the other licensed providers in my area this past weekend and I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,401
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
Binky- just plop it in your own mouth and hand it...

Binky- just plop it in your own mouth and hand it back to the kid, right??!! :D That one drives me crazy when I see parents do that! Here I can wash it for you!

If I have kids that I know have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,249
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
Oh I have had the same issue! Only we had the...

Oh I have had the same issue! Only we had the stomach bug.. but the families got it elsewhere, I just had multiple people have it in their houses. Then this week one had ear infection, possible...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,627
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
This is exactly me now:) I just got a dishwasher...

This is exactly me now:) I just got a dishwasher about a month ago and OH I am in love! I have hand washed for years. I do two loads a day. I supply everything but diapers and the clothes but yes,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,153
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
Oh Amy, I so understand and will pray the right...

Oh Amy, I so understand and will pray the right families come to you- as they should because you are AWESOME!

I lost one a couple of weeks ago and I was beginning to think- oh I will need to step...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,826
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
And if there was something "fabulous" going on in...

And if there was something "fabulous" going on in the homeschooling world, I had a few friends that would pick up one or both of my kids. I remember a museum program that my daughter went to with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,456
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
random Judge Judy on childcare- ...

random Judge Judy on childcare-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_02YEajtWMg
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,826
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I have been doing childcare for 20 years and I...

I have been doing childcare for 20 years and I homeschooled both of my kids. Dd is now a teacher and Ds is in college. I know this is not the answer you are looking for but we "home" schooled. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,558
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
In Ohio it is mandated that sand be covered.

In Ohio it is mandated that sand be covered.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I am probably the only one on the other side. My...

I am probably the only one on the other side. My parents know I am dependable. I rarely take off "extra days" so if I tell them I need a day they know I need it. I would visit girlfriend in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,200
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I started a second account for childcare about 5...

I started a second account for childcare about 5 years ago (I know I should have 20 years ago). The reason is because we were applying for a loan and without giving them all of our personal bank...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,045
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I do have a kido I offered a "discount" for...

I do have a kido I offered a "discount" for Fridays off because that means that I can fit the kids I have in my car and do doc apts etc. I love my light Fridays.

But, if you are willing to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,430
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
aww you're so sweet! I just love it when I come...

aww you're so sweet! I just love it when I come across something that captures my kids! Seriously, they have been putting on socks every day for over a week now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,430
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I bought the girl and boy size socks not toddler...

I bought the girl and boy size socks not toddler size so they are big.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,229
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I only allow them to have water between meals. I...

I only allow them to have water between meals. I place their take n go straw cup on the table (they are labeled and they know their color). I have used Dixie cups in the past as they ask but found...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,861
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
now, can you find my boats? The kids have been...

now, can you find my boats? The kids have been playing pirate a lot lately so I thought I would get out boats. I have a couple awesome repurposed bathtub boats that I put out.... can't find the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2017, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,430
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
$3 Days And Hours Of Fun

I bought 3 sets of socks (so 9 socks) from Dollar Tree and put them in a little "laundry" basket. They have had so much fun putting those socks on! Even my not yet 2 year old can get them on and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2017, 03:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,592
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
http://www.discountschoolsupply.com/Product/Produc...

http://www.discountschoolsupply.com/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?product=34878&Category=

I bought this one a couple weeks ago and love it! no doors to slam on fingers, knobs on both sides, perfect...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
Everything gets rotated except phones and...

Everything gets rotated except phones and binoculars because who knows when you will need to call someone or look for something! ;) That being said usually the kitchen stays in place and the "market"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,237
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
Personally, I would start looking for a full time...

Personally, I would start looking for a full time job and put the house up for sale. You should qualify for state assistance if your income is that low. Which could include food stamps, cash...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I love mine too:)

I love mine too:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,549
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I have been there, done that! When I first...

I have been there, done that! When I first started 20 years ago I had some horrid clients.. had some good ones too. One little was my smelly girl- insisted mom take her to doc and she had an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,344
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I print up flyers and place them at the library...

I print up flyers and place them at the library (seriously that generated my most calls that are productive list) doctors offices, the community college etc.
The best advertising I have though is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,278
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I am finding this an interesting topic because I...

I am finding this an interesting topic because I am getting a new door in my playroom... sometime this month. I have an OLD sliding door that is a bear to open so the kids don't.... some parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,278
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I am finding this an interesting topic because I...

I am finding this an interesting topic because I am getting a new door in my playroom... sometime this month. I have an OLD sliding door that is a bear to open so the kids don't.... some parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,281
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I don't fold and put in the Ziploc bags.. I just...

I don't fold and put in the Ziploc bags.. I just shove them in:)
I am thinking after this thread though that I might just have them put them in a dollar tree bin and place them on the shelf- again I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,342
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
We eat at 11 (sometimes 10:45) and go straight...

We eat at 11 (sometimes 10:45) and go straight down for nap after. If we are hitting crabby at 10ish I usually load the little ones into the stroller and we go for a walk. One will sometimes nod off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,644
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
In ohio only 3 under 2:( or I would do it in a...

In ohio only 3 under 2:( or I would do it in a heartbeat!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,644
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I would love to take babies only but at 3 babies...

I would love to take babies only but at 3 babies only I would not make enough;( I would raise them to kindy though because I believe in consistent care. But then you come up with the issue of if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I am going for less is more:) I bought the...

I am going for less is more:) I bought the redleaf family curriculum so I have one for the state but honestly, I try to be child led and play as much as possible!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,875
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
Bahaaa!!!:lol::lol:

Bahaaa!!!:lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,602
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
and TOT here in on Saturday night so I don't have...

and TOT here in on Saturday night so I don't have the same issues. One dcg though has had candy for breakfast 2 days in a row on her way here and she has arrived after my breakfast time. She has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,602
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I am kinda late to the party;) I don't do...

I am kinda late to the party;)
I don't do "parties". We have done Halloween themed things for the past week. Monday I did let them play with spiders in orange kenetic sand.
I have not done...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,697
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
This:) I would have to do 2 weeks.... if it was a...

This:) I would have to do 2 weeks.... if it was a huge amount I would enable my mom's that wanted to stay home to do so... pay off their house etc so they could.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2016, 04:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,010
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
All of the pediatricians here start cereal at 4...

All of the pediatricians here start cereal at 4 months. WIC and the food program also start cereal at 4 months. So I generally have parents starting cereal at 4 months. I have only had one parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,735
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I can't have a chalk wall due to my allergies:) ...

I can't have a chalk wall due to my allergies:) But we do lots of sidewalk chalk outside and I also have an outside chalkboard:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,010
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
4 months- have they started cereal? 4 mo drank...

4 months- have they started cereal? 4 mo drank 4/ 4 oz bottles a day. Now he is almost 5 mo he still drinks 4/ 4oz bottles but also eats cereal am cereal/ veg for lunch. 4 mo he napped about an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,735
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1169...

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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,735
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
Mine is a brown. My downstairs is all variations...

Mine is a brown. My downstairs is all variations of this color. Curtains are a blue stripe with the brown in it. I love that it is a nice neutral backdrop for whatever I put on it.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,005
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I have had the whole mix- all boys, mostly girls,...

I have had the whole mix- all boys, mostly girls, a mix. I have a mix right now. What I find more important is the right mix of ages:)
I usually look at my group and say I need a_________. 2 yr...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,338
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
Saturday- normal Saturday stuff, grocery store,...

Saturday- normal Saturday stuff, grocery store, make some freezer meals, Mass.

Sunday I get to go up and see my son shoot 1st "match" of the season, the alumni match- a fun time. He had pneumonia...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,587
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I feel the same way!!!

I feel the same way!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
still. hot. here. Bleh. But yes, I know...

still. hot. here. Bleh.

But yes, I know what you mean. Fall is my FAVORITE!!
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-07-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,659
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
In Ohio you must have a dated posted menu. I try...

In Ohio you must have a dated posted menu. I try to do mine a month at a time because it is easier. Fruit may vary and some days get flipped but generally it is accurate.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I personally think day 1 is too quick to judge an...

I personally think day 1 is too quick to judge an infant. I have had ones that I have thought would be high needs and they have settled in to wonderful babies. They really do need an adjustment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
yes, and I need another 3 day weekend to get all...

yes, and I need another 3 day weekend to get all of the stuff done I wanted to get done!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
you are welcome, hope that helps some. Now...

you are welcome, hope that helps some.

Now my older 2 girls love sensory bins because they get to "escape" the littler ones and play with some "cooler" set ups. I did raffia for straw and horses...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
obleck in the sensory bin is also good for the...

obleck in the sensory bin is also good for the little ones.
Cloud dough... there really is a lot you can do for the little ones that you don't have to worry about choke hazzards.
Finger paint and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I would use this one for younger ones-...

I would use this one for younger ones-...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
My sensory bins are not accessible to the little...

My sensory bins are not accessible to the little ones. I have to know that they are non mouthers to play in them. So my 3+ are the ones that have tiny objects.
Now, I have had 2 yr olds that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1098...

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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
Orange kentic sand and spiders ...

Orange kentic sand and spiders
https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/l/t1.0-9/12074650_1013668441989575_7896136932035911516_n.jpg?oh=015bb37a290612520fb4d2fbd5c0058f&oe=583C47A6
another fall bin....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I forgot the flower arranging bin. ...

I forgot the flower arranging bin.
https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/11988745_1022468187776267_843159320599882594_n.jpg?oh=2a33d4e6c7586a88856cfad5d04b2f89&oe=588349AF...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I have red, yellow, green pom poms in my bin...

I have red, yellow, green pom poms in my bin right now with some red, yellow, green buckets for sorting, dumping etc.

I also do the indian or popcorn on the cob to pick off.

I have done a bin...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,182
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
and my daughter's doc wrote out the prescription...

and my daughter's doc wrote out the prescription for 2 sets as the prescribed amount and my insurance covered it. So she had one at school (teacher) and one at home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,182
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
They come as a 2 pack because in most places it...

They come as a 2 pack because in most places it will take longer than the 15 minutes that the 1st shot lasts for, for an ambulance to arrive and for them to be transported. Keep the 2 pack...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,944
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
stacking rings- even my older girls love the M&D...

stacking rings- even my older girls love the M&D stacking rings... I got rid of the big heavy red ball on the top though because in my world that was an accident waiting to happen.
stacking cups-...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,978
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
Well for me it would be against regulations. Aug...

Well for me it would be against regulations. Aug 14, 2008 "Diapers shall be changed immediately when wet or soiled. "
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,443
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
ditto- but I meant literally we have no TV :) so...

ditto- but I meant literally we have no TV :) so that just isn't an option here. Not just that I don't let the littles watch it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,443
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
yeah- I don't do any tv so that doesn't work for...

yeah- I don't do any tv so that doesn't work for me. But, generally I don't take SA.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,443
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
this! I have a school age today (long story) and...

this! I have a school age today (long story) and even he is napping.... He always does when he is here. But he always starts with I don't nap! And mom says but you must lay down and be quiet so Mrs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,945
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I went out to salt and fell on the back step......

I went out to salt and fell on the back step... twisted my ankle (still have issues with it!) really thought I broke it. Worse pain then child birth! My dh was in the bathroom on the main floor-...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,805
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
my worst parent makes me cry- I reported her...

my worst parent makes me cry- I reported her several times to Children's service and so did my person at Job and family but unfortunately they didn't have "enough". Dcm left 2 kids with drunk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,978
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
;) I can not image mine going 2 hours dry, but...

;) I can not image mine going 2 hours dry, but they are 4 mo and 1 yr.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,978
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
so ya all would leave a knowingly wet diaper on a...

so ya all would leave a knowingly wet diaper on a kid? just curious?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,384
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
Is he pooping around the same time so you can...

Is he pooping around the same time so you can send him in to the potty to poop? I do tell my kids- I want you to sit and poop- because some of them will if they sit there for a second!

I bag up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,978
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
over 2 they are using the potty:)

over 2 they are using the potty:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 952
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I have single item small bins. Sometimes I just...

I have single item small bins. Sometimes I just pull out a particular thing kids are asking for- the doctors kit- and add it to what we have. (placing item into a plastic shelf bin) Sometimes I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,978
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
Wow, I change my kids a lot:) I change them when...

Wow, I change my kids a lot:) I change them when they are wet or soiled as soon as I notice it with a minimum of every two hours except during nap time and then if I smell them I change them but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,788
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
Shoes! I also have broken toes when I am...

Shoes! I also have broken toes when I am barefoot (like every summer) I broke one a month ago when I had kicked off my shoes during naptime and went out to the kitchen!
I wear different shoes daily...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 972
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
This;) I get up at 5 in the morning (1st kidlet...

This;) I get up at 5 in the morning (1st kidlet is 6:15) that gives me time to do a cleaning item (ex: mop kitchen floor, vacuum playroom, etc) I always start a load of laundry when I get up. I...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-04-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,590
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I shop at Aldi a lot and a local grocery store. ...

I shop at Aldi a lot and a local grocery store.
My biggest money saver is having my menu and knowing what I need to get so I don't impulse buy or over buy. Since my own kids are now grown it is...
Forum: Curriculum 08-04-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,480
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
oh and the is it worth it- it depends on the kids...

oh and the is it worth it- it depends on the kids you have. I have used it previously when I had more 3/4 yr olds. It was a nice "addition". Right now I am running younger- I will only have one 3...
Forum: Curriculum 08-04-2016, 07:36 AM
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Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
$5.99 per child per "year" minimum of 5 kids I...

$5.99 per child per "year" minimum of 5 kids I believe.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,277
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
When my own kids were home I cooked dinner every...

When my own kids were home I cooked dinner every night. I started dinner while the littles were still here.
Now it is dh and I. I made 34+ freezer meals about 3 weeks ago and we have been using...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-21-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,889
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I just have to ask- 1st day of kinder in JULY?...

I just have to ask- 1st day of kinder in JULY? where are you??? So much for fall back to school.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,249
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
And the other issue with "filling in" is that...

And the other issue with "filling in" is that usually teachers need a couple weeks before school starts and S/A needs care up to the first day of school.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,541
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
In Ohio, they have to have their own sheet for...

In Ohio, they have to have their own sheet for "privacy" because obviously when I have 6 kids here parents would never know who was here when! LOL. Even my kids know who is going to be here and if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,249
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I don't take school age kids in my program. I do...

I don't take school age kids in my program. I do not feel it is fair to the S/A or my infants. I have one playroom and it is geared toward having the younger ones. So I think the "fill up on S/A"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,784
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
Once I have handed a term notice, I never go back...

Once I have handed a term notice, I never go back on it. I think things would just be uncomfortable. I am sure they started looking for alternative care and that they would term you as soon as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,164
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
very sweet!

very sweet!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 03:09 AM
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Views: 1,468
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I have had several kids that would have done the...

I have had several kids that would have done the same. I would probably just say something along the lines of "I heard Suzi really wanted to keep Miss XXX on her toes all day and make sure she was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
https://www.pinterest.com/explore/school-age-activ...

https://www.pinterest.com/explore/school-age-activities/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
stop saying them:) another reason I don't...

stop saying them:)
another reason I don't take school age kids. Here are my suggestions-
let them work it out when they can, model this for them.
accept that it is going to be loud
figure out...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-05-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,999
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
If she passed the kindergarten screening, I...

If she passed the kindergarten screening, I wouldn't worry about it:)
I do not sit down and work on letters with anyone and my kids have all done fine in Kindergarten. We play, letters are around...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I use 2 sections of my "baby cage" (summer play...

I use 2 sections of my "baby cage" (summer play yard) in a L form if I need to section. I just throw a blanket over it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I am thinking the same thing... I have an almost...

I am thinking the same thing... I have an almost 3 mo old that is a crabby baby. I keep praying that routine and attachment will make a difference (I have had him since 5 1/2 weeks) So yes, yours...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 06-26-2016, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,260
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
http://cdn2.buggyandbuddy.com/wp-content/uploads/2...

http://cdn2.buggyandbuddy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/ROCK-BOOKS.jpghttp://cdn2.buggyandbuddy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/ROCK-BOOKS.jpg
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 06-26-2016, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,260
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0873519507/ref=a...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0873519507/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0873519507&linkCode=as2&tag=daycarecom-20&linkId=b967f8adbf306ad999dac2ed8fac3de9
looks good
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,646
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
If they have a lovey, they must have 2 because...

If they have a lovey, they must have 2 because one must stay here. I do not shuffle back and forth. Generally they are broken of it much quicker here than at home.:D and yes, only for naptime.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,537
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
It has been slow here too:) I have one opening...

It has been slow here too:) I have one opening for 2 yr old ( well someone who would be 2 by August)

It is always feast or famine....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,981
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I am working on my CDA hope to have that finished...

I am working on my CDA hope to have that finished and step up (stars) stuff done by the fall. That is the big thing for me. I HATE paperwork. ;)

I want to redo my playroom. But priority right...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
I understand your pain:) I don't do SA any more...

I understand your pain:) I don't do SA any more for that reason. But, when I did have SA I made up a bunch of "project bags" simple science experiments, crafts etc that I could pull out. I also had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 773
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
-I have put contact paper sticky side up, tape...

-I have put contact paper sticky side up, tape down edges and give them items to arrange on it. foam shapes, Popsicle sticks etc.
-books
-nature items with magnifying glass. if you put them on a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,981
Posted By MrsSteinel'sHouse
Love the responses! I will update ya all next...

Love the responses! I will update ya all next week on what is in my brain. I have to leave for training in a bit, I am off tomorrow (yeah me) and I will be no where near the internet!
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