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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,729
Posted By MNmamaOf4
I can't remember where I found this, online...

I can't remember where I found this, online somewhere, I think I just searched "drop-in daycare contract". It was a form I could fill in the blanks on.

Childcare services will be provided for:
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,125
Posted By MNmamaOf4
I updated my post last night. Just as I suspected...

I updated my post last night. Just as I suspected DCG was lying. Read my original post for the update!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,125
Posted By MNmamaOf4
I agree. I'm anxious to talk to Grandma at pick...

I agree. I'm anxious to talk to Grandma at pick up today. There was no hair anywhere and this girl has dark hair so I would have noticed it if it truly had been cut. She's also an huge tattle tale...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,125
Posted By MNmamaOf4
*UPDATE* Vent about DCG and Grandma

**I'm not using anyone's name, just first letter...just never know!

DCG just turned 6 and in kindergarten, she gets off the bus here and is here a total of an hour to hour and a half after school....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,142
Posted By MNmamaOf4
I'm not planning to hold the spot open for them,...

I'm not planning to hold the spot open for them, if I get a call and get it filled, great. But I won't be holding it for them. I'm hoping I can get it filled before they even try and ask for it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,142
Posted By MNmamaOf4
I was expecting that he would have been here for...

I was expecting that he would have been here for daycare last week, but he was sick, otherwise I would have sent it home with him the week before (the week they gave notice).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,142
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Update

I got an e-mail back from DCM last night, said she will come towards the end of the week to pick up DCB's stuff, she thanked me for my wonderful care for the past 6 months. She told me that DCB is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,142
Posted By MNmamaOf4
I kind of thought that too, Grandma is a widow so...

I kind of thought that too, Grandma is a widow so I'm sure it's nice for her to have him around during the days. But he was 4 months old when I got him and was use to being held all the time. Which...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,142
Posted By MNmamaOf4
I just sent mom an e-mail about picking up his...

I just sent mom an e-mail about picking up his stuff. Also told her that we'll miss him (I really will), also he's 3 weeks younger than my youngest and they've become good pals and both starting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,142
Posted By MNmamaOf4
My DH thinks it's just a financial situation, the...

My DH thinks it's just a financial situation, the DCD farms and has a very part-time job. DCD said Grandma was going to be taking care of him because she doesn't have anything to do this winter. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,142
Posted By MNmamaOf4
UPDATE: WWYD? Dcb Things Left?

Two weeks ago today, DCD (my only full-time family) gave me a verbal notice that starting in November that DCB would no longer becoming and that his Grandma would be taking care of him. I asked 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,064
Posted By MNmamaOf4
I e-mailed back and forth last night with another...

I e-mailed back and forth last night with another provider in my area who I know from our church. My rates are comparable to hers, and her daycare is in the same town that my DCM said she could get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,064
Posted By MNmamaOf4
I just looked up the state average for weekly...

I just looked up the state average for weekly rates in Minnesota and I'm not out of line at all. http://mnchildcare.org/families/pay.php Part of me really wants to send that link to that DCM and show...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,064
Posted By MNmamaOf4
I love your way of thinking Nanny! :lol: This is...

I love your way of thinking Nanny! :lol: This is the same mom who I posted about the other day that you responded to. And keep in mind, this is the first time she's ever put her son in daycare and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,064
Posted By MNmamaOf4
I try to. All I told her if she hears of anyone...

I try to. All I told her if she hears of anyone looking for daycare that I have a few openings. She always has some gem to share when she picks up her son. It's always a treat. I paid for daycare for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,547
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Awesome kitchen! I want one! My daughters would...

Awesome kitchen! I want one! My daughters would LOVE that. We had a bulky plastic kitchen that they got bored with, so we sold it, but they've been asking for a kitchen again.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,064
Posted By MNmamaOf4
My thought exactly. I've never had any other...

My thought exactly. I've never had any other family bat an eye at my rates. These moms who she was talking to about my daycare/rates are also moms who are heavy smokers. They don't have a problem...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,064
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Amen. This is the first time DCB has ever...

Amen.

This is the first time DCB has ever been in daycare and he's almost 4. He's been here since July and the last month and a half, she's really been pushing my buttons.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,064
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Thanks! Earlier in the week this same mom told me...

Thanks! Earlier in the week this same mom told me I need to give her a 1 month notice if I need a day off. I pointed out that my handbook said I would give a minimum of 2 weeks notices, we all know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,064
Posted By MNmamaOf4
PITA DCM Is At It Again

This woman seriously is becoming a thorn in my side. Today when she picked up her son, she informed me that she's been telling the other moms in town that I have openings, but they were discussing my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,407
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,407
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Nannyde Re: Your Rate Structure

Hi. I'm working on my PHB for the first of the year and since I want a few things changed before I add new families, I keep seeing people refer to your rate structure and I know I've seen it before,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,652
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Nannyde Where can I find your rate structure?

wrote in the wrong spot, meant to start a new thread.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,443
Posted By MNmamaOf4
I have this problem too, but with my almost 5...

I have this problem too, but with my almost 5 year old. So I've told him any toys he doesn't want daycare kids to play with go in his room, the rest he has to share. Some days are easier than others...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,806
Posted By MNmamaOf4
You hit the nail on the head there Nanny. That's...

You hit the nail on the head there Nanny. That's exactly what she's doing and it frustrates her when I say "It's in my handbook" because then she can't get away with whatever she thinks she should...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,806
Posted By MNmamaOf4
DCM Is On My Last Nerve

I found out last week I'm losing my only full-time family starting next week. I just started my daycare in February and we live in a VERY small town, so getting daycare kids is few and far between....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,084
Posted By MNmamaOf4
I have a mom who thinks she should only have to...

I have a mom who thinks she should only have to pay for the days her child actually attends daycare, she doesn't think she should have to pay when he's not here. That is why I asked this question.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,084
Posted By MNmamaOf4
I really like this, thanks for sharing!

I really like this, thanks for sharing!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,481
Posted By MNmamaOf4
I'm on a food program, so I'm required to provide...

I'm on a food program, so I'm required to provide cereal and baby food for infants. I just bought a variety and served a variety of fruits and vegetables. For the food program, they require you start...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,084
Posted By MNmamaOf4
You rock! This is exactly what I'm looking for....

You rock! This is exactly what I'm looking for. Maybe a few more will throw out some ideas. My one daycare mom thinks the fee only covers her child to be watched.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,084
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Phb ? What The Fee Includes?

I'm wondering if anyone has in the PHB what their fee includes, if so, would you mind sharing it with me? I'm working on revamping my PHB for the 1st of the year, I have a total PITA mom, that I need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,392
Posted By MNmamaOf4
I use Halo Sleep Sacks, always used them for my...

I use Halo Sleep Sacks, always used them for my own babies, so I've used them on daycare babies too because I have them in every size!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,923
Posted By MNmamaOf4
This is good to know. I already have them all pay...

This is good to know. I already have them all pay in advance. What would you suggest I charge for a 3 day, 4 day, 5 day schedule? Keeping in mind I live in a rural area, in town and our population of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,923
Posted By MNmamaOf4
What Would/Do You Charge For A Weekly Rate?

I think I want to switch to a weekly rate for all my families by the first of the year and especially before I start any new families. Right now I charge a daily rate. We live in a very small town...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,961
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Great suggestions Nan! DCD always brings DCB, so...

Great suggestions Nan! DCD always brings DCB, so I never see his mom, we communicate via e-mail a couple times a month, that is it. DCD can never believe that my daughter is still sleeping when he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,961
Posted By MNmamaOf4
I'd like suggestions too

I'd love to hear what other people suggest too. I have a DCB who just turned 1 last week and this morning dad requested that I cut his naps for the entire day down to 3 hours because he isn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,840
Posted By MNmamaOf4
These are great ideas! Thanks for sharing them!

These are great ideas! Thanks for sharing them!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,408
Posted By MNmamaOf4
I use the Pampered Chef tool caddy for my...

I use the Pampered Chef tool caddy for my crayons, markers, glue sticks, colored pencils. I put the longer items in the very top hole because its the deepest, it works great!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,840
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Daycare Daycamp Ideas?

My cousins (14 and 17) are coming to stay with us the last week of July and they are going to help me out with daycare that week. My 17 year old cousin and I were talking and thought it'd be fun to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,982
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Posting so I can have ideas too!

I only serve one snack a day and it's usually homemade banana bread, applesauce and graham crackers, goldfish crackers, yogurt, cottage cheese, raw veggies w/ lite ranch dip, peanut butter sandwiches...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 29,009
Posted By MNmamaOf4
What's Your Diarrhea Policy?

I have a DCB who is 9 months. Tuesday he had diarrhea, 1 at 9:30 and 1 at 9:40, he was tired so I laid him down for his nap after the last one. I could have sent him home then, but waited to see if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,621
Posted By MNmamaOf4
How do you word this in your PHB? This sounds...

How do you word this in your PHB? This sounds like something I may want to add as long as I'm updating it right now before I get more families.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,332
Posted By MNmamaOf4
I'm all for getting done earlier, but I'll still...

I'm all for getting done earlier, but I'll still have one kid until 5:30, so in all reality I wouldn't be done with my day any sooner! I'm going to talk to my husband when he gets home and see what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,621
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Update To My Post Below About PHB And Hours

DC Grandma got her for pick up (they have custody of their granddaughter) and she said "Husband is wondering if you could open earlier? He has to haul grain and has to do two loads a day and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,332
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Update

DC Grandma got her for pick up (they have custody of their granddaughter) and she said "Husband is wondering if you could open earlier? He has to haul grain and has to do two loads a day and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,332
Posted By MNmamaOf4
PHB Question, Re: Hours

I have in my PHB my hours that I'm open 7:30-5:30. Lately one family has been coming 10-15 minutes early and my door is usually open because my husband leaves for work at 4:30, well today he had the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,633
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Consent For Using Pictures Of DCK On Website Or FB?

Do any of you have a consent form that you have parents sign for you to post pictures of their kids on your daycare website or your daycare FB page? I have in my contract permission to take pictures...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,671
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Deposit? How to Word in PHB?

I would like to implement a deposit into my PHB, I'm kind of learning as I go, since I'm still in my first year of care. I had a family that I interviewed at the end of April and they wanted to start...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,142
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Posting so I can have ideas too!

I'm just starting a separate FB account for my daycare, I used my daycare e-mail address to set it up. I did have a FB page for my daycare under my personal account, but I deleted that , but I want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,756
Posted By MNmamaOf4
That's great advice, thank you! It's always...

That's great advice, thank you! It's always piddly little things she is telling on. Like this afternoon DS was looking at a piece of paper and she came and told on him that he wouldn't let her have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,756
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Wwyd? Constant Tattleler?

I have a DCG who is 5-1/2 she'll be heading to school in the fall. She has been here for almost about a month. Her grandparents have custody of her and she has lived with them for a few years...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 05-12-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,576
Posted By MNmamaOf4
I use a 2 pocket folder. In one pocket is...

I use a 2 pocket folder.

In one pocket is the Provider Handbook and all of the forms that need to be filled out including the contract to sign.

The other pocket is my food program form they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,655
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Thanks Tom. I'll check this out!

Thanks Tom. I'll check this out!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,655
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Thanks! I was just checking them out.

Thanks! I was just checking them out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,655
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Online Classes For CE?

I'm in Minnesota and I'm due for my relicensing in July, I got my paper work today and I still need a few of my credits for my license. Is there a good place that you can take them online? Any help...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,060
Posted By MNmamaOf4
When I worked outside of the home and our former...

When I worked outside of the home and our former daycare would close, either DH or I would take off work, or he'd work half the day or I'd work half and we'd swap midday who stayed with the kids,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,124
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Awesome! Thanks for sharing, I'm going to look...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing, I'm going to look into it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,124
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Thanks for sharing. Also what is this said book...

Thanks for sharing. Also what is this said book you rave about? Please share!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,287
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Trial Period Policy?

Another contract question from me. I tried searching, but couldn't find what I was looking for.

What does your contract state for a trial period? I had completely forgot about putting it into my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,533
Posted By MNmamaOf4
thank you

I just want to thank you for all of your great advice. I'm currently in the process of changing my policy as I type this. I appreciate all of your great input. I wanted to get this changed before I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,716
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Thanks for sharing this! This will work great, I...

Thanks for sharing this! This will work great, I ended up not having any daycare kids tomorrow!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,533
Posted By MNmamaOf4
This helps a ton, thanks!

This helps a ton, thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,533
Posted By MNmamaOf4
I live in an extremely small town, less than 250...

I live in an extremely small town, less than 250 where everyone knows everyone and all of the contracts I looked at from providers in the area they got paid at the end of the week, so that's what I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,533
Posted By MNmamaOf4
What's Your Payment Policy?

Currently my payment policy states that payment is due at the end of the week on their last day of care, but I'd like to change this before I have more families enroll. I want them to pay at the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,009
Posted By MNmamaOf4
That would be great! I'd appreciate it!

That would be great! I'd appreciate it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,009
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Contract Help Please

I want to change my payment policy in my contract before I get any new families. Right now the payment is due the last day of care for the week. I want to change it to being due 1st thing Monday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,764
Posted By MNmamaOf4
I only have one DCB, who is 5 months. So I made...

I only have one DCB, who is 5 months. So I made green scrambled eggs for two of my own kids for lunch and they loved it, they already love eggs, but my 4 year old thought that was really cool and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,781
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Sure, why not? They aren't doing inappropriate...

Sure, why not? They aren't doing inappropriate things like touching, taking their clothes off, etc. I don't see a big deal with it. My almost 6 year old always pretends she's pregnant when they play...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,866
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Thanks for the advice. It makes me wonder if...

Thanks for the advice. It makes me wonder if Grandma ever puts him down during the day. I've been trying to stay consistent and he and my DD are only 2 weeks apart in age, so I do the same things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,866
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Thanks! I'll do that! He's been laying down for...

Thanks! I'll do that! He's been laying down for 10 minutes and just started crying again. ETA: Thought it was DCB, really my two year old who doesn't want to nap!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,866
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Help! DCB Cries Most Of Day

This is DCB's 2nd week at my house, he's almost 5 months old. After mom went back to work, Grandma started taking care of him, so I'm his first provider other than Grandma, grandma couldn't handle 5...
Forum: Curriculum 02-17-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,423
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Fantastic idea! Especially because I'm a newbie...

Fantastic idea! Especially because I'm a newbie at this daycare business!
Forum: Curriculum 02-16-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,915
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Fire Safety is in October, I think the first week.

Fire Safety is in October, I think the first week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,842
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Winter: 65 during the day/68 during the night ...

Winter: 65 during the day/68 during the night
Summer: I can't remember what our thermostat is set at, 74 maybe?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,809
Posted By MNmamaOf4
This. In my opinion, a sick adult is completely...

This. In my opinion, a sick adult is completely different than a sick kid.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,563
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Update

I called DCM and spoke to her, she said she'd discuss it with her husband and give me a call back. She called back and said that they'd be bringing him for only part of the day because dad needs to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,563
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Thanks. This is kind of what I was thinking, but...

Thanks. This is kind of what I was thinking, but need reassurance! I hate to inconvenience them, especially since this will only be their 2nd week here. Granted I don't know if any of my other kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,563
Posted By MNmamaOf4
WWYD? Sick DD?

I recently started daycare and I have one DCB who is 4 months old. He started last week. I have 4 kids of my own and my oldest is in Kindergarten, so she's only here for about an hour w/ DCB on a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,262
Posted By MNmamaOf4
DS made this in his ECFE class, they put the...

DS made this in his ECFE class, they put the whipping cream in baby food jars and passed them around the room, the kids and parents took turns shaking them. They had it on graham crackers for snack...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 02-07-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 22,390
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Thanks for all of your help ladies, I really...

Thanks for all of your help ladies, I really appreciate it! Just finishing mine up!
Forum: Forms - Uploads 02-02-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 22,390
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Infant Daily Report?

I know yesterday or the day before when someone posted something similar about this many of you stated you don't do them that they are a waste of time etc. I had a part-time infant for about 3 weeks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,663
Posted By MNmamaOf4
I'm glad it went well for you. I had my first...

I'm glad it went well for you. I had my first interview last week and it went well. But like you, I was very nervous and nervous they'd think I was too young, though I have 4 kids myself. I'm 28 and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2011, 08:45 PM
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Views: 4,405
Posted By MNmamaOf4
I'm sorry your interview didn't go as well as you...

I'm sorry your interview didn't go as well as you had hoped. The mom sounds like a real treat to deal with.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,417
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Thank you for your advice. I planned to give a 2...

Thank you for your advice. I planned to give a 2 week notice if I do term them. I also offered for her to pay for a full-time position, but she stated that was too expensive. She's young and going to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,417
Posted By MNmamaOf4
First Interview Tomorrow--Any Advice?

Okay, so I'm doing my first interview tomorrow night, the family has a 4 month old and a 4 year old, currently they only need care for the 4 month old. I've already e-mailed my contract to the mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,705
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Interviewing my first family tomorrow

Sorry I thought I was starting a new post!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,309
Posted By MNmamaOf4
No problem! I told the current mom about the...

No problem! I told the current mom about the potential full-time baby and I gave her a new contract and told her I need to do what's best for my family.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,309
Posted By MNmamaOf4
So I told my current DCM today at pick up that I...

So I told my current DCM today at pick up that I had a potential mom call wanting a full-time infant position. And she was taken back by it, she said "What does that mean? Can you still take DS?" I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,309
Posted By MNmamaOf4
I'm licensed in Minnesota and I can only have 3...

I'm licensed in Minnesota and I can only have 3 total infant and toddlers, of the 3, no more than 2 can be infants. And my kids count towards my totals. My almost 2 year old fills my toddler spot and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,309
Posted By MNmamaOf4
Thank you for all of your advice. I'm e-mailing...

Thank you for all of your advice. I'm e-mailing the new mom my contract and such to look over today and then I'll set up an interview with her as well. She did tell me that she's been having a hard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,309
Posted By MNmamaOf4
WWYD? Dismissing Family?

I've been licensed since July but didn't intend on starting daycare until November because I had my 4th baby in September. November came and went and I didn't have any daycare inquiries. December...
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