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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,362
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I have some hotwheel cars in there. They cover...

I have some hotwheel cars in there. They cover the car with the playdoh and design them. I also have books of playdoh ideas, ( i made the book with my own older kids) it has creations that we made...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,813
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Especially this time of year I let em dance...

Especially this time of year I let em dance whenever they want. HOWEVER everything has to be picked up or they have to be in a room where kids are not floor playing. If it gets rambunctious then they...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-12-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,110
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I would have a plate with lots of different...

I would have a plate with lots of different fruits on it and spoons by each fruit. Then have cereal in bowls on the table with spoons in each of them too. I would have milk in 4 ounce cups on table...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,745
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I would just let kids in, say good morning. Not...

I would just let kids in, say good morning. Not mention breakfast, because snack will be soon enough. I would however talk to parents alone saying, the kids get upset when they arrive late, because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,183
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I dont tolerate hitting or kicking here. She...

I dont tolerate hitting or kicking here. She would be refocused ALOT and OFTEN. Does mom pick up all 4 kids that you have? Also if she refused to get her shoes on to go outside to play she would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,797
Posted By mismatchedsocks
First things I thought was about upstairs too....

First things I thought was about upstairs too. Second I would keep giving to the baby until they can find it on their own.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,396
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Why should you use all your emergency back ups,...

Why should you use all your emergency back ups, let her use hers? She will just use your for convenience, and while I feel bad for mom. I would tell them that you really cant extend your hours. I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,882
Posted By mismatchedsocks
http://www.stlukes-stl.com/services/sleep-medicine...

http://www.stlukes-stl.com/services/sleep-medicine/documents/pediatricsleep/pacifier.pdf

Check out this page. It gives some tips on pacifiers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,250
Posted By mismatchedsocks
If I am full and someone contacts me for daycare,...

If I am full and someone contacts me for daycare, I see what days/hours and age of child before i answer them. There are some days here and there I have openings so I always see if they want those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,519
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Id make him be last at everything until he can...

Id make him be last at everything until he can stop that behaviour! He would hold my hand when in bus line, i mean trampling kids?? not cool.

I do think maybe after the initial shock of him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,904
Posted By mismatchedsocks
My license is for birth on. I made this because I...

My license is for birth on. I made this because I had a mom have to go back to work after 2 weeks. :) To me, a 2 week old and a 8 week old are pretty much the same...and with starting at 2 weeks,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,950
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Are they taking up a spot, do they overlap with...

Are they taking up a spot, do they overlap with other kids? That is my number one thought. Other then that 2 kids@ my drop in rate of $5/hour each, so $20 a day or $100 a week. Unless they signed a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,646
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I agree. I do however day one send a text or...

I agree. I do however day one send a text or picture to let them know how the first day is going, IF i hadnt heard from them by nap time. I do however wean them of this after week one...and even wean...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,358
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I didnt see this until now. I am in WI and am a 5...

I didnt see this until now. I am in WI and am a 5 star, however that is automatic because I am accredited, but i still had to go through the technical steps until right before the lady came out to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,882
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I do take new baby siblings. The older child is...

I do take new baby siblings. The older child is grandfathered in, the baby is at the new rate.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,023
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Its easy to say just terminate which if the...

Its easy to say just terminate which if the provider stuck to the late fees, sick policies and enforced the closing time then most likely this would be nipped in the butt. IF it still happened AFTER...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,651
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I have had a couple stubborn kids. I usually work...

I have had a couple stubborn kids. I usually work with them one on one to get past this. I use a big bin of legos...we "play" together for a bit then its time to clean up. I start and tell him to. if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,023
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Since you are starting year fresh, I say stick to...

Since you are starting year fresh, I say stick to it or terminate. I have a print out in front that I fill in blank.


________________________ owes $ _____________________ due to ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,282
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I hear ya! I have two kids who come here to just...

I hear ya! I have two kids who come here to just learn some structure and rules. Mom or dad is at home during day. I dont mind much, EXCEPT as soon as mom or dad picks up they used to get wild. There...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,023
Posted By mismatchedsocks
They have been with you 6 weeks? What is there...

They have been with you 6 weeks? What is there set pick up time in contract? If dad is off a 3 why cant he pick up?

What is your contract state about late fees for showing up late? Mine is $1 a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,882
Posted By mismatchedsocks
My kids are locked in at whatever rate they sign...

My kids are locked in at whatever rate they sign up with. So I personally wouldnt raise his rate.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,703
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I know we are not "supposed" to have space...

I know we are not "supposed" to have space heaters running with kids here. I dont do daycare in basement BUT i do plug in space heater in main rooms when I first wake up...to let it get warm. Then at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,076
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I would tell her that you would play by ear each...

I would tell her that you would play by ear each month if you have opening for those days. So I would treat this as a drop in. I would charge a (every other week) weekly rate, and let her know if she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,633
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I answered no, because the parents dont do the...

I answered no, because the parents dont do the signing in and out, I sign the kids in and out. There is a spot to have the parents sign at end of week, but i dont have them sign it because its not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,503
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Yuck! Bet it tastes super sugary...and great for...

Yuck! Bet it tastes super sugary...and great for them. Bet mom even waters that down.

Its not good for them, you cannot tell her not to give to them, BUT you can turn her away for too much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,333
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I can imagine parents fighting over he is potty...

I can imagine parents fighting over he is potty trained at home, etc. I charge in 3 age groups. 0-1 then 1-3 1/2 and 3 1/2 and up. I figure by 3 1/2 most kids have the potty down!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,710
Posted By mismatchedsocks
How old are they? Did they just get back from a...

How old are they? Did they just get back from a long break? Does the color change and get more normal as they are at your house?
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-04-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,976
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Sounds like a great parent! Want to come here!??...

Sounds like a great parent! Want to come here!?? I think anything you do will be appreciated by the teachers/staff, as we dont see as much kindness and appreciation as we should. Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,328
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Here seems that the state pops in about once a...

Here seems that the state pops in about once a year, random times, never know. Food lady comes twice unannounced and one announced visit a year.

I have everything pretty much in order each day,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,966
Posted By mismatchedsocks
They have contracted hours, the only thing I care...

They have contracted hours, the only thing I care about is if they are going to be early. Its ok by me if they are late, most times they will text me unless they over slept. I do not wait around for...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-04-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,238
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I think contract should be Number one on your...

I think contract should be Number one on your list of to do's! Second, I dont charge if I close because of us being sick...i credit the days. HOWEVER if you had a contract that stated you get 5 days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,752
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I feel its off too, I dont know exactly what...

I feel its off too, I dont know exactly what though like you said.

what does "the girl and I usually enjoy this time together? mean
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,676
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I only have a few battery operated toys out at a...

I only have a few battery operated toys out at a time, for the pounding reason. They know what they do to, push button once, ok, twice, fine, but 42 times in a row the toy gets taken downstairs to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,108
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Here for a snack for ages 1-4 is 1/2 slice bread...

Here for a snack for ages 1-4 is 1/2 slice bread 1/2 C fruits/veggies and 1/2 cup milk.

I used to just give big handfuls of snacks, until I read up on my food program and saw how much I should...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,289
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Not me. School is in session here, so I am open!

Not me. School is in session here, so I am open!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,254
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Teething and allergies is number one excuse i...

Teething and allergies is number one excuse i hear for crabbiness, nose running, coughing, not sleeping, not eating, being rude, late on payments, etc. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,059
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Just call them both maddie. even if you pick...

Just call them both maddie. even if you pick another name, both will answer to maddie.

I have mason/madison hemi/emery daniel/danielle jayden/aiden I am lucky if i get their names right half the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,014
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I put one more chance, ONLY if she gives you $20...

I put one more chance, ONLY if she gives you $20 up front and when she is $5 from owing again she needs to give you another $20. BUT if she cant pay before the next time she arrives, do NOT take the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,778
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I got a text one night from a daycare mom. It...

I got a text one night from a daycare mom. It said "I see you with her, you Wh***, why dont you just go home with her?" I replied, "i think you may have mistexted" she replied "F^#* you, you &#$( I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,843
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I did it last year, 6pm-9am for $40 and had 2...

I did it last year, 6pm-9am for $40 and had 2 kids. This year $40 for same time for older child and $50 for 7 month old. I figure I am home anyway, so its fine with me.

I do however ask for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,103
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I like the idea of mom showing you how she eats....

I like the idea of mom showing you how she eats. One day at pick up ask mom to feed the baby to show you how she does it. Say "she just wont eat without gagging or eat more then a few ounces for me,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,049
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I had a school ager once kind of like this. He...

I had a school ager once kind of like this. He was told since he acted that way he had no 'big kid" priviledges. He was then only able to play with the daycare toys, had to stay by me all day, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,195
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Agree with this! I can see this mom cashing it...

Agree with this! I can see this mom cashing it later when she "finds" it, and not remembering you gave her another one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,338
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I would not bathe, in this day and age. Even with...

I would not bathe, in this day and age. Even with accidents here I will do a quick wash in the tub, and notate it in medical log book of doing so. If the girl is only there 2-3 days a week I dont see...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 12-28-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,332
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I will use crock pot once a week, then once a...

I will use crock pot once a week, then once a week is breakfast started once last kid leaves. The other days I will start dinner at 4:30-4:45 and be working on that while last kids are picked up. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,086
Posted By mismatchedsocks
So far so good, but I have had half the kids not...

So far so good, but I have had half the kids not come since parents are mostly off this week. However next Wednesday the kids go back to school and I plan to get back on track with them. Hopefully it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,934
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I feel your hurt. I am a big personalization...

I feel your hurt. I am a big personalization person, because my name was not found when I was a kid, so I couldnt get a pencil with my name or anything. Now I have a lot of kids with Unusual names or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,086
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I had only 3 yesterday, they all had morning nap,...

I had only 3 yesterday, they all had morning nap, played nice all day, long afternoon nap and movie in afternoon. I took that time to take down decorations and get some paperwork together for taxes....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,220
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I just go to great clips. I buy a $50 gift card...

I just go to great clips. I buy a $50 gift card twice a year from there. With every $50 gift card you get a free cut. So I get 12 hair cuts for $100. That is enough for myself, ds, and dd. I cut my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,220
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I go to place that is usually $10 hair cuts. We...

I go to place that is usually $10 hair cuts. We normally just get trim, nothing fsancy or longer then 10 minutes,. I leave $2.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,824
Posted By mismatchedsocks
MY handbook says if I close for being sick, or...

MY handbook says if I close for being sick, or closing for whatever reason I do NOT charge. BUT if my policy was to charge for sick days, and parents signed it without questioning it BEFORE they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,787
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Merry Christmas! I really dont understand how...

Merry Christmas! I really dont understand how someone who cares for their children for most of their waking hours, someone who they trust their childs lives with, they cant wish someone a great...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,901
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I have never had my licenser tell me anything...

I have never had my licenser tell me anything about food, how much./little i cooked, asked me questions about how i spent my time, or engaged with the children in any way. That is uncalled for. i...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,527
Posted By mismatchedsocks
No not the whole time. Usually we dont finish a...

No not the whole time. Usually we dont finish a whole movie. The movie/tv is just for me to get cleaned up, check emails, go potty, eat, all the break stuff I do while they are at school. About an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,325
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Wondering this also. Jewish family here got me...

Wondering this also. Jewish family here got me some gifts, and said merry christmas to me. BUT I have gift for her child, not sure if child should open here, or if I should say its Hanukkah gift??
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,527
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Is the child under 5? Here they lay on their cot...

Is the child under 5? Here they lay on their cot for a bit, to rest. They are laid to rest with the other kids. If they dont fall asleep, then they can get up and color or read. They know its not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 43,928
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I have a fulltime rate of $150 for infants. OR if...

I have a fulltime rate of $150 for infants. OR if they do part time its $35 a day, but they have to do contracted days. I have an hourly rate listed, but that is just for "overtime or extra hours"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,568
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I called around to local centers, family centers,...

I called around to local centers, family centers, etc and got their rates, then made my own on the fair side to start with. I then figured out if I had 8 of the lowest age group, would I be able to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,240
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I didnt hear of this yet, but I can bet they have...

I didnt hear of this yet, but I can bet they have to be stored out of reach of kids, because of ingredients?? Or may need a medical sheet filled out like for diaper rash.??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,253
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I tell all the daycare families that I will flip...

I tell all the daycare families that I will flip on the front light when I am open. I had a family one time ring my bell and bang on my door at 5am! I open at 6am. I answered door in pjs and said...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,786
Posted By mismatchedsocks
It happens all the time. I am glad I stay home...

It happens all the time. I am glad I stay home with my kids, and have that chance. I really couldnt imagine putting them in daycare and then on days off taking them JUST because I had to pay for it. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 953
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Thankful For My Daycare Families....

this holiday season. I have really gotten to know my families in this last year with lots of family dinners, family photo albums we put together and staying in touch over facebook. I think they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,845
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Ask them "why do you think?" I usually...

Ask them "why do you think?"

I usually ignore it if it happens alot, or i will just say why do you think and let them talk it out to themselves.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,376
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Never got money. But get gifts for xmas,...

Never got money. But get gifts for xmas, providers day, and my birthday from some of them. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,902
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I have my phone do a read out anytime anyone...

I have my phone do a read out anytime anyone calls. So it says call from bobbys mom ( or however i have their name put in) if its not programed it says call from 1-2-6-2-etc.

I like this so if a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,608
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I'm good with siblings, it cuts down on drop...

I'm good with siblings, it cuts down on drop offs/pick ups and when they have the day off its 2 gone, not one.

But I like the single kids, because they dont usually fight from day one with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,731
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I totally forgot, I did get them something this...

I totally forgot, I did get them something this year. I got those canning jars, added some cookie mix with recipe tied on the jar. All they had to do was add little oil and egg for nice batch of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,257
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Check out these ideas. You are set for ribbon for...

Check out these ideas. You are set for ribbon for a while! How fun!

http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/226194/ribbon-crafts
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,731
Posted By mismatchedsocks
No, just the crafts and gifts for the kids.

No, just the crafts and gifts for the kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,886
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Ive opened for one child. IF i am scheduled to be...

Ive opened for one child. IF i am scheduled to be open and the parents NEED me. I will not open for one kid so they can go shopping. but for this family I would stick to my guns and not open.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,796
Posted By mismatchedsocks
The word is similar to fussy. This morning I...

The word is similar to fussy.

This morning I had a little 3 year old come in with candy, I handed it back to mom then he proclaimed "this is bulls***!" I looked at mom she just shook her head and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,796
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Had a mom once ask me why i told her kid " shut...

Had a mom once ask me why i told her kid " shut up dollface" number one i dont say shut up to daycare kids, or around them. number two i dnt think i ever used term dollface.

Fast forward to month...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 112,438
Posted By mismatchedsocks
household can have 3 that arent your own...

household can have 3 that arent your own unlicensed. not per person.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,760
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I wouldnt tell them before you knew a set date....

I wouldnt tell them before you knew a set date. If they ask about dh or about the situation, say "yes he took another job but I am still here for you, dont worry I will tell you in advance IF i...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,593
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Are they packaged up tight? If they were homemade...

Are they packaged up tight? If they were homemade goods I would send them home saying, "we didnt get a chance to try these today, seemed to have a problem with our listening ears, BUT didnt want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,939
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Quick chat, while I am helping the kids put...

Quick chat, while I am helping the kids put shoes, hats, etc on and gathering their stuff to take home. If I let the parents get them ready they would take forever, so this way I can speed things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,035
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I am pretty flexible, and work with the families....

I am pretty flexible, and work with the families. I tell them if I have openings they can switch or take another day that week if they need it. My two part time children who come Monday, Thursday,...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-20-2011, 10:13 AM
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Posted By mismatchedsocks
Ok I have read this the past day in shock about...

Ok I have read this the past day in shock about what you explain is happening. First off none of it is ok. Everything everyone else is doing is wrong. The touching, the boss, the co workers, the soy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,225
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I would stop cat naps at about age 1. But I...

I would stop cat naps at about age 1.

But I am all for cat naps if they are SO fussy. No matter their age!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,460
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I dont have twins but I have sisters who are here...

I dont have twins but I have sisters who are here 9 hours a day 3 times a week and I get $200 for them. I dont offer too much of a discount besides rounding down to make it an even number. They also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,707
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I used to do lunch at 12 when i first started. I...

I used to do lunch at 12 when i first started. I had ALOT of kids struggling to stay awake until then or fall asleep at table. No we do lunch at 11:30ish each day, but Mondays we do 11:00. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,313
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I use that tacky blue stuff. I cant think of the...

I use that tacky blue stuff. I cant think of the name, but it works on my plaster walls. But I do have a wall with a huge tackboard that is nailed to wall and i hang artwork on it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,729
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Had some within a week or so, but I pulled my son...

Had some within a week or so, but I pulled my son from his daycare and stole some kids in his class to come with. But then I posted an ad, and had interview within a few days. I was unsure of how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,974
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I give 5 vacation days a year to each full time...

I give 5 vacation days a year to each full time family. One of my families is really great about just paying same amount each week and not worrying about days off. Well this one family asked me this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,897
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I have 8 today, 8 tomorrow, 8 wednesday ( and the...

I have 8 today, 8 tomorrow, 8 wednesday ( and the school agers are off school, so my own 2 will be here plus one), 8 thursday, 8 friday. No break this week. BUT i am in my pjs today to start the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,496
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I dont get how they dont know with all the...

I dont get how they dont know with all the reminders!? when they get their first notice of a day that their daycare wont be open, dont you think they would think, hmmm where should i take sally when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,702
Posted By mismatchedsocks
nope blue siding here! :D

nope blue siding here! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,702
Posted By mismatchedsocks
1. 67 (when my daughter, son, or we are...

1. 67 (when my daughter, son, or we are downstairs we use a space heater. The upstairs is the my kids bedroom, they have many comforters and will run a space heater BEFORE bed then turn off when they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,460
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I charge $10 a week more for infants then I do 3...

I charge $10 a week more for infants then I do 3 1/2 year olds. I charge more because I provide formula, cereal, baby food, etc. I charge $10 more for 3 1/2 year olds then I do older then that....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,026
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Dear parent on other forum, Due to your...

Dear parent on other forum,

Due to your medicating your child and sending them to my daycare, I have caught whatever you were trying to mask. Therefore I will be closed all of next week to take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,052
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Alot can change by March. Maybe make a choice...

Alot can change by March. Maybe make a choice after you hand out your new contracts, to see if everyone likes the changes??? I know where you are coming from, its hard. Hope you get an exception....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,347
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I have an open floor plan and the "living room"...

I have an open floor plan and the "living room" is set up for non walkers or non sturdy walkers, and the other room is more a preschool. The older ones know that IF they go into the "living room"...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 12-15-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,139
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Sounds like me. (hugs)

Sounds like me. (hugs)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,800
Posted By mismatchedsocks
well....... thats a good criteria! :)

well....... thats a good criteria! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,347
Posted By mismatchedsocks
What is a toddler zone? Is she within sight/sound...

What is a toddler zone? Is she within sight/sound of them?

do you have to tell mom anything!? Just say everything is going well now, and do what works for YOUR center??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,980
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Try this for rainy days with school agers. ...

Try this for rainy days with school agers.

Have races. One idea is to start everyone in the same place. Get stop watch, most cell phones have them. Tell them one at a time they willl have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,042
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I would simply write something like. "We...

I would simply write something like.

"We interviewed a while back, and was wondering if you had made a choice on a daycare for your child. Please let me know if you did, or if you had more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,978
Posted By mismatchedsocks
Love this idea! Although I know target is my...

Love this idea! Although I know target is my favorite so far, because no matter who wears them there is no leakage. Those dang pull up diapers, are a HUGE annoyance. I had a mom of a 1 year old bring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,624
Posted By mismatchedsocks
I would just email her the forms you need to have...

I would just email her the forms you need to have on file for this kid to be able to be there. Say sorry about today, but can you fill these out and give to me in case this happens again and i can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,807
Posted By mismatchedsocks
For me that would be part time and IF i took them...

For me that would be part time and IF i took them ( comfortable with 2 part timers taking up 2 spots) then i would charge my hourly rate for each of them, no discount and give them a set rate for...
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