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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,571
Posted By LysesKids
NO... I do littles only, and it's my private...

NO... I do littles only, and it's my private home; other parents don't need access to me changing diapers, private conversations etc either. Never happening... now outside, yes I have the Ring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 280
Posted By LysesKids
It tells me they didn't read it & I skip them...

It tells me they didn't read it & I skip them lol... everyone that signs with me, tell me that I literally cover everything possible & I get very few questions because they are onboard.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 280
Posted By LysesKids
Oh I know this well... not so worried about the...

Oh I know this well... not so worried about the policies; it's the contract I don't list online... I don't even let it out of my my home for this reason
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 280
Posted By LysesKids
My policies

are listed on my website... I don't schedule an interview until a parent reads thru them, I don't want to waste time interviewing if they don't agree. They have to contact me thru the contact page...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By LysesKids
I took it 23 years ago after being raped; they...

I took it 23 years ago after being raped; they weaned me off quickly because of night terrors and other issues... not going there again. I was a single mom of 3 & couldn't take care of my kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 478
Posted By LysesKids
Only time I eat sweets is when we have a...

Only time I eat sweets is when we have a celebration (King Cake waiting for me next Tuesday), or after kids leave; I have enough issues trying to lose weight lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 178,437
Posted By LysesKids
Little Miss was so excited...

That when mom walked in 15 minutes earlier, she ran to the shoe box, opened it to get her shoes & dived in, right in front of mom mind you... she is only 17 months. Head first & couldn't get back up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By LysesKids
I keep 16oz frozen milk (emergency stash) & then...

I keep 16oz frozen milk (emergency stash) & then moms bring a small cooler with each days BM for the child... no extra baggage
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By LysesKids
I've had no diaper bag, no carseat since 2010...

I've had no diaper bag, no carseat since 2010 lol... started it when the daycare centers had to close for bedbugs in AR; best decision ever
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 813
Posted By LysesKids
Term immediately; she is disrespectful of your...

Term immediately; she is disrespectful of your policies & contract. No signed contract agreeing to the terms means she doesn't want care in my eyes,. Not all parents get that they don't pull the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 719
Posted By LysesKids
This is part of why I accept CC on my phone thru...

This is part of why I accept CC on my phone thru SQUARE APP lol; You forgot the Cash/Check, pull out your Debit /CC card

I also don't give options on how often they pay... you pay monthly on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 960
Posted By LysesKids
I do the King Cake without the babe just because...

I do the King Cake without the babe just because my babes are little ( I actually order it from NOLA)...I stick it one of the pieces I send home with the parents lol; Let them have the fun
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 960
Posted By LysesKids
Yes indeed - Mardi Gras; already have the King...

Yes indeed - Mardi Gras; already have the King Cake lol, masks, beads etc; I do it yearly. My oldest DD's birthday is the 14 & I send a dozen purple roses (it's a family thing that all the women do)....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 923
Posted By LysesKids
In MO , you can do legally licensed exempt up to...

In MO , you can do legally licensed exempt up to 4 kids, however I'm thinking she was getting licensed & didn't follow rules; I did registered care in MO for a year, & they are picky when they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 407
Posted By LysesKids
I do infant only & most mine cannot stand solo......

I do infant only & most mine cannot stand solo... with help, yes (Like I hold their hands); & many don't sit until 7 months... Now I do have the ones that do regular tummy time, can roll across the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By LysesKids
And what if you have a child in care allergic to...

And what if you have a child in care allergic to eggs or thirmosal that can't get the vax (like me because of thirmosal) and yes I'm closed due to the flu
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By LysesKids
I offer half credit on next months fees (for days...

I offer half credit on next months fees (for days missed) if a child needs to be out 5 or more consecutive days for illness; that said I need the Dr's note provided within first 48 hrs otherwise I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4,202
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,567
Posted By LysesKids
I have mine as 3 days no contact/no show. I don't...

I have mine as 3 days no contact/no show. I don't play games with people. By day 3 I already have an ad on CL looking to replace. The fact it's a subsidy client, means client already broke their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 01:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By LysesKids
If this is the subsidy family , from the other...

If this is the subsidy family , from the other post, I would terminate; state only pays for attendance. If it's a different family, they need to be paying regardless of attendance, and yes lighter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 4,202
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,567
Posted By LysesKids
From what I understand, you only get paid for...

From what I understand, you only get paid for days attended; that said... If parent is not working or going to school FT here they lose subsidy grants. I would call the worker & say hey, whats up; I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By LysesKids
Totally agree... just because # 9 child doesn't...

Totally agree... just because # 9 child doesn't count in ratio, wherever they sleep will be part of inspection; as I said before - you have 2 write ups already for things you didn't think mattered;...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4,202
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,567
Posted By LysesKids
I would have termed on the spot... I might need...

I would have termed on the spot... I might need my pay, but I don't need snotty parents more; and then where will she go for daycare
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By LysesKids
Here in TN , all littles 12 months or older have...

Here in TN , all littles 12 months or older have to be on nap mats/floor beds... in my case, I have a 15 month that never slept past 30 minutes even at home for nap; she goes @ plays in play room...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By LysesKids
My mistake on earlier posting; I forgot infants...

My mistake on earlier posting; I forgot infants in MO are only to 12 month unlike many other states... that said yes, the PnPs need to be closed down if they are set up in part of the space that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By LysesKids
9 babes under 2yrs isn't allowed in MO even if...

9 babes under 2yrs isn't allowed in MO even if you have a helper... I use to live & do daycare there; you might want to check licensing rules before you take on the ages you have
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 923
Posted By LysesKids
Having done infant only care in MO.... yes, the...

Having done infant only care in MO.... yes, the closed door, without being locked, is a violation because you still had accessible water w/bleach in it mind you & so is the dog poo on the lawn. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,353
Posted By LysesKids
YES indeed... once in awhile drop-in on a...

YES indeed... once in awhile drop-in on a Saturday I will do (like if one of families wants to go to a Vols game or have a rare date), but never on Sundays; yes they pay dearly too lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 1,871
Views: 234,785
Posted By LysesKids
I love my families...

My current DC parents are so supportive of my illness policies, but one went so far as to keep little home today because half his office is down with the flu and he doesn't want to expose the rest of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 583
Posted By LysesKids
Wow, I'm glad the 4 families I have worry more...

Wow, I'm glad the 4 families I have worry more about their babes; every one called off today or is working from home because of roads and windchill.They didn't blink when I closed 3 hrs early...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 583
Posted By LysesKids
It's to cold to take babies out - oh wait, all my...

It's to cold to take babies out - oh wait, all my parents called off ; unplanned paid day off today lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 583
Posted By LysesKids
If I am open, you betcha; today I closed by 3pm...

If I am open, you betcha; today I closed by 3pm for safety reasons - even the courts & county offices were closed here... I didn't want my littles getting stuck in crappy rush hour, knowing where...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 475
Posted By LysesKids
The problem with that is filling the empty...

The problem with that is filling the empty hours... if you are limited to just 4 kids, it makes no sense if you can't find someone to fill in
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 475
Posted By LysesKids
I don't have set open/closed... my parents are...

I don't have set open/closed... my parents are contracted based on hours worked plus drive (yes, drive time is included); that said I limit to 10 hours daily & charge extra for early drops/late pick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 930
Posted By LysesKids
I only allow one drop-off & one pick up per...

I only allow one drop-off & one pick up per day... they pick up early for any reason, child is gone for they day; and what is the DR appointment for? illness or vaccination, 24 hr exclusion applies
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By LysesKids
There is a bad stomach virus going around this...

There is a bad stomach virus going around this year & I already have a paper posted, stating due to last years issues with the stomach bug, all children will be excluded a minimum of 48 hours after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4,202
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,567
Posted By LysesKids
If they ask for receipt/proof of purchase, that...

If they ask for receipt/proof of purchase, that receipt is proof... And my question to you is, how do you know it wasn't already in an accident if you bought it 2nd hand? Are you really, ready to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 847
Posted By LysesKids
I had a father do that to me my first year, in...

I had a father do that to me my first year, in front of my own children, as well as the daycare kids (I was widowed already); they were termed that day after the police escorted him out of my home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4,202
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,567
Posted By LysesKids
Having the paperwork is easy... proving it never...

Having the paperwork is easy... proving it never was in an accident totally different; and if the person selling it is original owner, then yes, it's 2nd hand once the store buys/sells it
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4,202
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,567
Posted By LysesKids
Not all carseats show damage after an accident;...

Not all carseats show damage after an accident; It's a liability if you buy used & your insurance won't replace it for that fact alone if you are in a wreck. I also don't allow carseats be left on my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,066
Posted By LysesKids
This rare genetic disorder doesn't cause a musty...

This rare genetic disorder doesn't cause a musty smell, it causes a fishy smell, and being a part time soap maker, I also know how to define scents, like patchouli, or syrupy (like diabetic pee)....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By LysesKids
Exactly... that and cigarette smoke smells...

Exactly... that and cigarette smoke smells different from a wood stove.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By LysesKids
I have taken 6 major holidays plus 14 vacation...

I have taken 6 major holidays plus 14 vacation days for years (total 20 days). 16 days is diddly for a provider that is that long in
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 847
Posted By LysesKids
That's too funny... I live in Blount Co, but end...

That's too funny... I live in Blount Co, but end up shopping in Knox all the time lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 847
Posted By LysesKids
Yep, part of why I homeschooled my 3 also... and...

Yep, part of why I homeschooled my 3 also... and some of these rules are why I stay legally exempt in some states... I use to do infant care in IL; Glad I'm not there now
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By LysesKids
I have a policy for this... I got pulled into a...

I have a policy for this... I got pulled into a sticky situation years ago & never want to repeat it. I tell parents if they drag me into court they lose all services immediately; I don't have time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4,202
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,567
Posted By LysesKids
Give me 2.5 years & I will be 60 lol

Give me 2.5 years & I will be 60 lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By LysesKids
Not only would it be OK, but some states don't...

Not only would it be OK, but some states don't allow certain ages of children outside unsupervised during daycare hours regardless... doesn't matter if parent is there or not; they get injured, it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By LysesKids
I would never give a month notice after dealing...

I would never give a month notice after dealing with what you have... Cat Herder has the right way to say it; straight & to the point, just don't drag it out another 4 weeks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By LysesKids
Yes!!!!!:lol:. We do a Mardi Gras Party here, but...

Yes!!!!!:lol:. We do a Mardi Gras Party here, but Valentines (my oldest DD birthday) is literally the next day this year... my babes get 2 parties in 2 days. I always send extra King Cake home with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By LysesKids
- Because I am Montessori inspired, I start all...

- Because I am Montessori inspired, I start all my littles out in boosters once they sit up on their own... we all eat at the table together too. I have no space to put highchairs anyway, so for me,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By LysesKids
Mardi Gras & Valentines are only barely 5 weeks...

Mardi Gras & Valentines are only barely 5 weeks out (Mardi Gras is Feb 13 this year). I start decorating for those once Holiday stuff is down (yesterday lol)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 607
Posted By LysesKids
Even my sister in Martinsburg, took off over an...

Even my sister in Martinsburg, took off over an hour ago in Leesburg to get home. She said missing a few hours of work was worth it if it kept her alive. She called me to see how I was doing - yep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 607
Posted By LysesKids
Just curious... What would you do if they called...

Just curious... What would you do if they called a State of Emergency; I personally tell parents I will be closing because it means that roads will be bad enough that Emergency personnel might not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 607
Posted By LysesKids
You are getting what I'm dealing with right...

You are getting what I'm dealing with right now... I read your weather; I would have said daycare is closing early due to hazardous driving conditions expected. Heck, you might end up closing early...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 607
Posted By LysesKids
THIS is what I do

THIS is what I do
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By LysesKids
I do FT only with a Daily drop-in option (no...

I do FT only with a Daily drop-in option (no guarantee); I can only have 4 babes, so PT here isn't feasible - I phased it out last year. I have similar contracts, but the drop-in is worded to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By LysesKids
My parents layer my babes in onesies, sweat...

My parents layer my babes in onesies, sweat outfits, socks & cute booties & use blankets to cover in the car & for bringing in to the house... they carry coats in & hang them just case we go out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4,202
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,567
Posted By LysesKids
I'd be turning her away until all the fees are...

I'd be turning her away until all the fees are paid... All my families paid for month in cash when I re-opened yesterday happyface. I have a no pay, no stay rule & I have the backbone to enforce it
Forum: Curriculum 01-02-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By LysesKids
I do it in French with my babies... the earlier...

I do it in French with my babies... the earlier they hear it the faster they catch on. We play french songs & I speak it on a regular basis. I know most are too little and not speaking yet, but I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,494
Posted By LysesKids
The best part is I can go online & pull up all...

The best part is I can go online & pull up all the payments for the year & print off for taxes. If parents use the same card all the time Square remembers the initial info & will just list it by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2017, 01:44 AM
Replies: 4,202
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,567
Posted By LysesKids
I remember in 2008 when my youngest DD and I had...

I remember in 2008 when my youngest DD and I had to deal with -22 windchill in Galena, IL for a few days. She was doing Drivers ED @ the time (as a homeschooler, but Public school taught it)... was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2017, 01:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,494
Posted By LysesKids
I don't do the invoice section... My parents...

I don't do the invoice section... My parents literally just swipe their card at Drop off when fee is due. The swiper just plugs into your smart phone, you punch in a few #'s after pulling up the APP...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,359
Posted By LysesKids
I have an emergency cell in my go bag... I have...

I have an emergency cell in my go bag... I have limited minutes (Track phone); it's there if I don't have time to grab my regular cell; It's also why you keep a copy of the emergency cards in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-25-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,359
Posted By LysesKids
That's what I was trying to point out... some...

That's what I was trying to point out... some people dress the kids before they pull off drills or they warn the kids. that isn't possible in a true emergency And it wasn't you I was referring too......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-25-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,359
Posted By LysesKids
In some areas I have lived in the past 10 years,...

In some areas I have lived in the past 10 years, yes Flash floods did happen & Where they happened in Fayetteville AR, it had never happened before (2011), however, just last year it happened again...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-25-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,887
Posted By LysesKids
I have a no car seat policy and have for years......

I have a no car seat policy and have for years... I explain that I have no space (I really don't) & it's a safety issue with infants & toddlers wanting to play in them, much less, the seats can bring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By LysesKids
First off just say no without pay up front (not...

First off just say no without pay up front (not to mention getting back pay); that said, in some states if you do care (babysit) over so many hours per week/month you are considered home daycare &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,195
Posted By LysesKids
THIS... I don't think Lissa realizes that she can...

THIS... I don't think Lissa realizes that she can face real issues for not reporting
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,359
Posted By LysesKids
I love it... but seriously, it's something that...

I love it... but seriously, it's something that is happening more & more & providers aren't planning for that scenario; I know I had no clue that could have even happened & it was in a house I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,359
Posted By LysesKids
After the flood (which happened again this year...

After the flood (which happened again this year in AR in the same areas), I'm surprised more places don't make plans to have an alternative policy in place if evacuation cribs can't be used for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,722
Posted By LysesKids
See taking the children to a basement in a flood...

See taking the children to a basement in a flood situation would be a disaster; what do they suggest for that?.. my home in AR didn't have a basement, however the house I had literally just moved...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,359
Posted By LysesKids
Try to do that in a true emergency... in the 2011...

Try to do that in a true emergency... in the 2011 AR floods I had to evacuate 5 babies in the cold rain as water was coming into the house (3 feet in 30 minutes in my yard and it was coming in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,195
Posted By LysesKids
Are you willing to go to jail if something...

Are you willing to go to jail if something happens & you are the one holding the bag? I was in a similar position in 1999 as a single mom... keeping my own kids & depending on Social services until I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,733
Posted By LysesKids
Just another reason I'm glad I am not on it...

Just another reason I'm glad I am not on it anymore... it's hard enough to care for four infants without extra paperwork & even my rep that I had agreed that trying to set inspections was useless...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,359
Posted By LysesKids
I have 5 fold up emergency blankets in the grab &...

I have 5 fold up emergency blankets in the grab & go; It will keep kids warm enough even outdoors for 30 minutes. My neighbors and I also have it set up that I set off my car alarm in an emergency...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,359
Posted By LysesKids
Yes... AR started requiring grab & go kits in...

Yes... AR started requiring grab & go kits in 2011, I continued it here in TN. Water, spare formula & snacks plus first aid kit & emergency cards. I had to evacuate 4-5 babies by myself twice within...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,152
Posted By LysesKids
This is why I close the full week between...

This is why I close the full week between Christmas & New Years every year... done it since my girls were still at home. It's one of my 2 weeks of vacation time (I have to travel to see family now)....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 921
Posted By LysesKids
I've had ALL EBF babies for many years... many...

I've had ALL EBF babies for many years... many exclusive until 9 months. Right now my happiest babe is 5 months and has no issues just taking a bottle of breast milk... it's when they are teething...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,077
Posted By LysesKids
I don't even have a TV, much less allow YouTube...

I don't even have a TV, much less allow YouTube for my babes. That's been a state reg in just about every state I have ever done childcare. I tell parents, that their little won't get the same here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,152
Posted By LysesKids
My days off are listed on my website & on the...

My days off are listed on my website & on the board by the front door plus a verbally remind people at my Holiday party (last weekend). I Give everyone the list of days off the first week of January...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By LysesKids
Here in TN we are required to let babes try &...

Here in TN we are required to let babes try & self feed soft cooked items once they are sitting at the table... it's more for practice, but I don't let parents send food in, partially because of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 755
Posted By LysesKids
I had this issue when I lived I a duplex years...

I had this issue when I lived I a duplex years ago... I ended up keeping windows closed & running AC or Heat more than normal. I love airing my house out... last year during the TN fires, I had to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4,202
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,567
Posted By LysesKids
I had a parent tell me this morning she gets paid...

I had a parent tell me this morning she gets paid tomorrow but needs the $$ to travel next week; guess who isn't planning on paying Friday :eek:

So I have 2 parents that have said no pay until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4,202
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,567
Posted By LysesKids
I have one saving grace & that is the required...

I have one saving grace & that is the required end of year 1500 payout from a small trust I will get in 15 years... saves me and bills will be paid on time, but I'm still here by myself for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4,202
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,567
Posted By LysesKids
Oh and to top that, All my families forgot...

Oh and to top that, All my families forgot Christmas is Monday (not to mention Friday is one child's last day & I have no replacement)... you are closed next week right? Nobody planned on paying the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By LysesKids
This was me... I now have a Navy daughter with 2...

This was me... I now have a Navy daughter with 2 bachelor degrees ( one was earned before she joined), One child started her own company & a son that runs a major business. I did ok because all speak...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By LysesKids
That incident right there would have gotten an...

That incident right there would have gotten an immediate termination from me; the fact she has been termed from another childcare makes it worse in my eyes
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By LysesKids
I have a similar form for the same reason; if I...

I have a similar form for the same reason; if I have to call rescue squad, I want to them to be able to start emergency services before parents get here or to the hospital... Only thing I do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By LysesKids
I agree with Storybook... I quit a center because...

I agree with Storybook... I quit a center because they constantly broke state rule & it did get shut down when licensing checked (after I quit when I witnessed abuse & they didn't tell the parent......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 759
Posted By LysesKids
Oh hell no... none of mine are anywhere near...

Oh hell no... none of mine are anywhere near that... in fact one wears an Amber bracelet on his ankle. Not one of my babes has ever played with theirs in all the years of done baby care
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 759
Posted By LysesKids
True but I'm legally licensed exempt...

True but I'm legally licensed exempt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 759
Posted By LysesKids
THIS... all mine that wear them have the...

THIS... all mine that wear them have the breakaway clasp too
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4,202
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,567
Posted By LysesKids
Nope... babes that age nap on their own time...

Nope... babes that age nap on their own time here. They eventually get on a 2times a day nap watching what my older babes do, but I won't not nap a baby.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By LysesKids
I had a dcg that did that and when she went to...

I had a dcg that did that and when she went to the DR after being sent home numerous times - they tested for food allergies (there was over 25 :( )... turns out it also caused her breathing issues...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,049
Posted By LysesKids
I totally get that one lol... I take of nothing...

I totally get that one lol... I take of nothing but babies
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,827
Posted By LysesKids
Yep, my wooden alphabet blocks are the ones I &...

Yep, my wooden alphabet blocks are the ones I & my siblings used... heck my own kids played with them (I'll be 60 in 2.5 years lol). My babies love them
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-06-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 137,599
Posted By LysesKids
Exactly... It's why I have my families read my...

Exactly... It's why I have my families read my policies on the website before they sign the contract... They don't like the rules, then don't set up an interview lol
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-06-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 137,599
Posted By LysesKids
Darlin' after I paid my taxes, food, extra...

Darlin' after I paid my taxes, food, extra utilities, gas to buy supplies, etc I made just 2,792 last year... I had 4,000 in medical bills & 10,000 alone in the last 2 months due to pneumonia for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4,202
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,567
Posted By LysesKids
If it's frozen there is a good chance it was done...

If it's frozen there is a good chance it was done because they had a legal issues; taxes/divorce or similar (I use to serve such paperwork to banks); you won't get the bank to cash the check & I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By LysesKids
This is the kind of stuff that made me quit the...

This is the kind of stuff that made me quit the only center I worked for... I also wasn't hired at one because I wouldn't discipline how they wanted (against state rules); during the interview they...
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