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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4,202
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Leigh
How did you respond? I suggest letting her know...

How did you respond? I suggest letting her know that her contract states that she WILL pay for it, and that if she doesn't have FULL payment in hand at drop off, you won't be accepting her child.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 865
Posted By Leigh
My little girl who runs hot at nap time (even...

My little girl who runs hot at nap time (even before she goes to sleep!) gets a really red face, which is why I started taking her temp. I have never sent her home for it, because I noticed right...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 865
Posted By Leigh
I have a 3-year old in my childcare who, more...

I have a 3-year old in my childcare who, more often than not, runs a temp at naptime. No one knows why. I would ask them to wait 15 minutes, then retake the temp. She just runs hot around nap...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-14-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Leigh
Be glad that they don't like rice. I serve it...

Be glad that they don't like rice. I serve it fairly often and hate myself every time that I do-they make such a mess when eating it! Mine love Spanish rice, cheesy brown rice, and rice as a bed to...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-13-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Leigh
What do you use wild rice for? I love the...

What do you use wild rice for? I love the copycat recipe for Byerly's cream of wild rice soup (I use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock in it, and think that tastes better). That's it. Other...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-13-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Leigh
My kids prefer rotini for WW pasta. They like...

My kids prefer rotini for WW pasta. They like the WW spaghetti, too. I use Barilla.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 719
Posted By Leigh
Today, in a FB group, I saw a response to a...

Today, in a FB group, I saw a response to a chasing-my-paycheck post.

The responder suggested that OP (who had several parents owing back tuition) post a sign on her door saying that she was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By Leigh
I had a sitter for 3 hours 2 weeks ago. I paid...

I had a sitter for 3 hours 2 weeks ago. I paid that sitter $40. Why would you feel guilty for charging $25? It's still less than paying a teen to come over and watch the child.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 420
Posted By Leigh
I have twins with lung issues who absolutely...

I have twins with lung issues who absolutely require nebs. At first (they were 10 months old then), it was every 2 hours for each of them-levalbuterol followed with saline. I burned out my...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-12-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,119
Posted By Leigh
Our dentists aren't even open on Fridays here! ...

Our dentists aren't even open on Fridays here! The ONE pediatric dentist in town closes at 2:30PM M-TH and never opens on Fridays. I have 11 prescriptions that I can't get refilled because my new...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-12-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,119
Posted By Leigh
My state was like yours until recently. The...

My state was like yours until recently. The change has ensured that we can no longer even find subs for our daycares. Has it benefited parents? My clients don't feel that it has. Rather than...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-12-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 137,599
Posted By Leigh
There is no slot on Saturday nor Sunday (at most...

There is no slot on Saturday nor Sunday (at most daycares). Would you expect a discount for those days, as well? Why not? It makes no sense to me that a person can not understand the logic to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Leigh
I tell parents that I charge $XXXX per year, and...

I tell parents that I charge $XXXX per year, and that they can pay it in a manner that works for them. I'll accept weekly, monthly, 1st & 15th, every other week. This has eliminated the "do I have...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-11-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,977
Posted By Leigh
My food program rep SUGGESTED Wheat Thins! ...

My food program rep SUGGESTED Wheat Thins! Amazing how everything is open to interpretation from program to program!
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-11-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,977
Posted By Leigh
Crunchmaster, Wheat Thins, Grainsfirst, Nabisco...

Crunchmaster, Wheat Thins, Grainsfirst, Nabisco Whole Grain Saltines, and Mary's Gone Crackers are a few brands that are whole grain.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By Leigh
I had a parent ask me recently if I could help...

I had a parent ask me recently if I could help with a custody matter. I told him that I won't go to court. I feel that Mom is a good mom who makes bad choices. I am 100% on Dad's side that Dad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,166
Posted By Leigh
I quit for my child, as well. His medical...

I quit for my child, as well. His medical appointments weren't working with my job schedule, and I just wanted to be with him, anyway, as well as to focus on being a foster parent.

One of my...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-10-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Leigh
Hiring An Independent Contractor

For real, I would like to hire an independent contractor to help out in my childcare. She WILL be helping in other childcares, as well. There has long been a need for a "floater" to help with days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,166
Posted By Leigh
I have a (unasked for) reputation for being a...

I have a (unasked for) reputation for being a special needs daycare. I have a child with cancer, one with cerebral palsy, several with trauma histories (neglect/abuse), others with developmental or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,166
Posted By Leigh
I have 4 kids receiving services at my home right...

I have 4 kids receiving services at my home right now.

#1: Counseling/play therapy

#2: Counseling/play therapy and speech therapy

#3: Feeding therapy, speech therapy, early learning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By Leigh
This wasn't at home daycare, but I had a boss at...

This wasn't at home daycare, but I had a boss at a small business who gave 30 cents per hour worked during the year as a Christmas bonus.

Personally, I would give at least $100, if I could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By Leigh
To the mom of the 8 month old, I'd have told her...

To the mom of the 8 month old, I'd have told her "I did have room for him in May. Also, in June, July, August, and September, but I lost 5 months of wages holding a spot for him and you didn't bring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,733
Posted By Leigh
At least no one would refuse lunch! I am so dang...

At least no one would refuse lunch! I am so dang sick of spending so much time cooking and cleaning up after cooking that this sounds so dang tempting! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Leigh
I have tried several cups, too. He seems totally...

I have tried several cups, too. He seems totally uninterested in drinking at all (he squeezes his lips together and pushes my hand away when I try). He is on the same meal schedule, but he is on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Leigh
Probably. Mom said that she gives him a bottle...

Probably. Mom said that she gives him a bottle in the crib. So, he'd have one when he gets home, one before bed, one (or more?) overnight, one in the morning...that's 32-40 oz right there,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Leigh
8 Month Old Refusing Bottle

This is a new one for me. I have an 8 month old who started Monday who doesn't want to take a bottle. He signs for food and pushes the bottle away. On Monday, I got about 12 oz into him. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4,202
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,567
Posted By Leigh
Just crop that picture so none of their feet are...

Just crop that picture so none of their feet are showing!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 868
Posted By Leigh
I'd call mom TONIGHT. Tell her that you can't...

I'd call mom TONIGHT. Tell her that you can't keep getting attacked by her child. Tell her that from now on, you won't be physically holding him back. SHE needs to get him ready to come to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By Leigh
You won't need clearance for a child protection...

You won't need clearance for a child protection worker to visit. If a child is in foster care with an agency, it is nearly always because the state has contracted with them, and they act as state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,049
Posted By Leigh
$300 per incidence of sending a child to me in a...

$300 per incidence of sending a child to me in a pull up (not allowed here) that will NEVER contain the child's massive poops that happen 10 minutes after drop off.

$1000 per incidence of sending...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 803
Posted By Leigh
My sponsor called this morning. She is, at a...

My sponsor called this morning. She is, at a minimum, as frustrated as I am with KK. She says that she has spent many hours on the phone with them trying to help individual providers and has never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By Leigh
Does this bread qualify as whole grain rich? ...

Does this bread qualify as whole grain rich?
I thought it didn't, but if it does, I'm all over it!



Guidelines require only ONE whole grain rich grain per day, so that should make it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By Leigh
I just used a wrap style bottle warmer when I...

I just used a wrap style bottle warmer when I used one, I never thought of the hot water type.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 803
Posted By Leigh
I do the same that you do, entering all at the...

I do the same that you do, entering all at the end of the month. This month, though, I didn't get started until yesterday, and with all the issues, I finally gave up and decided that my sanity and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By Leigh
I wouldn't do it. It might be the center's...

I wouldn't do it. It might be the center's policy, but there is no way I would put a blanket in with an infant. If I saw someone else had, I would remove it and I WOULD call licensing. I know of 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 803
Posted By Leigh
I have always used Chrome, but our sponsor has...

I have always used Chrome, but our sponsor has reminded us several times that the app/program was built to run on Chrome, and that we really need to use it with KK.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 803
Posted By Leigh
KidKare-UGH!

On the phone waiting for KidKare support. Approximate wait time? 25 minutes! 41 people ahead of me.

When are these people going to get their crap together? Either my in/out times get erased...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-04-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By Leigh
I have someone from the state in my house almost...

I have someone from the state in my house almost weekly! I am a foster parent, though, and I also have several foster kids in my childcare. I'm just used to them always being around! However, it's...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-04-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By Leigh
In my state, the license itself would be proof of...

In my state, the license itself would be proof of clearances...a license can not be issued without them, and we are required by licensing to report all changes in living situations immediately (I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4,202
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,567
Posted By Leigh
I'd just let DCM treat it her own way. AND, I...

I'd just let DCM treat it her own way. AND, I would tell her that DCG can return to care when the rash is gone because you won't assume liability for it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,733
Posted By Leigh
I have not heard anything about this! I serve...

I have not heard anything about this! I serve those things all the time. I cut them up, and with grapes (I believe maybe this was a suggestion from Nannyde, but I am pretty sure I read it here), I...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-28-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By Leigh
This is exactly why you left a deposit in the...

This is exactly why you left a deposit in the first place...to pay for the notice period when you leave.

The very reason providers ask for a deposit is because parents feel that the only person...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By Leigh
I would definitely have this kid's parents take...

I would definitely have this kid's parents take him to the doctor. He's not eating enough if he is doing this at home and your house. There are MANY things that could cause this, including a tumor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,931
Posted By Leigh
I'll be taking the 26th and 2nd, as those are the...

I'll be taking the 26th and 2nd, as those are the days that my parents have off work, too.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-22-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 137,599
Posted By Leigh
Why not ask your provider to allow you to pay...

Why not ask your provider to allow you to pay that $257.40 per week if it is easier for you?

I don't charge based on attendance because I don't set my rates based on attendance. I figure what I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4,202
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,567
Posted By Leigh
"DCM, you forgot to put a diaper on DCB and he...

"DCM, you forgot to put a diaper on DCB and he has peed all over himself and my home. I need you to come pick him up, since he has nothing to wear." Then, you can go outside.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-16-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By Leigh
The way I feel about it: It isn't my job to...

The way I feel about it:

It isn't my job to police their deductions. I give a receipt that says something like this:


Received $XXX payment for care of Susie DCK on 11/16/17.

Leigh
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,037
Posted By Leigh
likethis I use this along with common sense. ...

likethis I use this along with common sense. Older kids can handle more outdoor time than younger kids. I have 2 kids who can not go outdoors in winter at all (on especially cold days, I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,097
Posted By Leigh
likethislovethis:lol:

likethislovethis:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,596
Posted By Leigh
lovethis

lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,219
Posted By Leigh
I had one of those kids-he lived on Mandarin...

I had one of those kids-he lived on Mandarin Oranges. His butt would literally blister within minutes of pooping. Mom tried "everything" (except cutting back on citrus).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,219
Posted By Leigh
I don't doubt that kids can be allergic to...

I don't doubt that kids can be allergic to diapers, but I have heard so many parents say that their kids are allergic to their diaper and then find that an antifungal cream "cures" their allergy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4,202
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,567
Posted By Leigh
I hate gloves for the little ones, too! I saw a...

I hate gloves for the little ones, too! I saw a mitten (?) that has no thumb hole-never saw those before, and thought that ALL of my kids under 3 should have these!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4,202
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,567
Posted By Leigh
I'd be inclined to believe that they can't find...

I'd be inclined to believe that they can't find them...I took my son to Target, and they had only ONE pair of gloves in my son's size, and ONE pair of mittens (warm ones-there were lots of those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,219
Posted By Leigh
I used to ban Luvs, as well, because I found them...

I used to ban Luvs, as well, because I found them "weird", too, in that when I changed a poopy diaper, I would have a hard time cleaning it up because pieces of the diaper would mix in with the stool...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,219
Posted By Leigh
I have never seen a reaction to a diaper before. ...

I have never seen a reaction to a diaper before. I believe that most "diaper allergies" are actually a food intolerance or yeast infection. HOWEVER, I have a little girl here who has had a red...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,612
Posted By Leigh
My next door neighbors don't "go" to work,...

My next door neighbors don't "go" to work, either...they work at home. My neighbor across the street is legally disabled and doesn't go to work, either. That wouldn't mean that they have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,129
Posted By Leigh
I keep mine between 69 and 71. I can't tolerate...

I keep mine between 69 and 71. I can't tolerate any hotter than that, and honestly, neither can most of the kids! Before kids, my thermostat never went over 65, and would have been lower if not for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,981
Posted By Leigh
I have bought maybe half a dozen things from...

I have bought maybe half a dozen things from Wish. All pure junk. I have a client who buys cute clothes and shoes from Wish, and she loves the app. I would just hope for the best with whatever I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,568
Posted By Leigh
Is anyone else's tiering screwed up with KidKare?...

Is anyone else's tiering screwed up with KidKare?

In August (where I was shorted over $400), I was paid for 37 Tier I meals, and 204 Tier II meals.

In this month, I had 12 kids who are Tier I,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,481
Posted By Leigh
You're the only one she trusts? Why didn't she...

You're the only one she trusts? Why didn't she ask the child's CURRENT provider?!

$80 for the weekend is CRAZY. I charge $100 per 12 hour segment, and hardly feel that is worth it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,613
Posted By Leigh
likethislikethislikethislikethislikethislikethis ...

likethislikethislikethislikethislikethislikethis

And, I wouldn't even CONSIDER returning any funds. I'd make the police report TODAY.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By Leigh
I would only consider weekly or monthly. ...

I would only consider weekly or monthly. Tallying hours is not somthing i enjoy doing. Losing income is something i enjoy less. You only have so many spaces, and to let someone use that space...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,106
Posted By Leigh
My last check was over $400 short! I am hoping...

My last check was over $400 short! I am hoping that it does get corrected and show up in my next check!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,422
Posted By Leigh
Only once have I that I can remember...a 2.5 yo...

Only once have I that I can remember...a 2.5 yo boy with Cerebral Palsy-I took a video of his first steps and sent it to Mom. I thought that she HAD to have that video of the boy who they said would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,492
Posted By Leigh
I read the same thing about mini chicken pot...

I read the same thing about mini chicken pot pies. Not one of my kids would eat them. I made a ton of them and froze the excess for future meals. My husband is working on clearing those out for me...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-19-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 936
Posted By Leigh
So, I have a garden for the kids. They plant,...

So, I have a garden for the kids. They plant, tend it, eat it/take it home. I have never considered claiming time that I spend on it outside of daycare! Would it be a good idea to do so? Would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,867
Posted By Leigh
I understand (as we all probably do!). Would...

I understand (as we all probably do!). Would Stars be satisfied it you offered the notes on an opt-in basis? That's still offering a service to the parents, you're still WILLING to do it-maybe the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,829
Posted By Leigh
My kids are all obsessed with shoes. I have a...

My kids are all obsessed with shoes. I have a cabinet right by my stairs where my family keeps our most used shoes, and then we put the kids' shoes in it or on top of it during daycare. Every day,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,867
Posted By Leigh
I think that you're not getting input because, as...

I think that you're not getting input because, as others have mentioned, parents don't want that information. They already trust that their kids are getting what they need and that they're safe and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,585
Posted By Leigh
Here's what I would do: "I will be closed on XXX...

Here's what I would do: "I will be closed on XXX day(s) to attend to personal business. Please utilize your backup providers, as I am unable to offer any services during this time". I would take...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-11-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,977
Posted By Leigh
I used to serve only whole wheat bread, but none...

I used to serve only whole wheat bread, but none of the kids ever ate it. For years. They all refused it. I finally gave up and gave them the white bread that they get at home. I do serve Jewish...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-11-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,977
Posted By Leigh
Thanks-I did order WW pitas and english muffins. ...

Thanks-I did order WW pitas and english muffins. I don't think they'll find the muffins to be a lot different than the white ones! My kids love whole grain, multi grain crackers, for sure!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,420
Posted By Leigh
I haven't really gotten very far with this-other...

I haven't really gotten very far with this-other priorities right now. We have, however, started collecting can tabs for a nearby Ronald McDonald House. The kids love collecting them, and they are...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-08-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 69,017
Posted By Leigh
Exactly. One hour of his time=100 hours of yours.

Exactly. One hour of his time=100 hours of yours.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,305
Posted By Leigh
Just wanted to add: An us vs. them environment...

Just wanted to add: An us vs. them environment doesn't work for ANYONE. If you're focused on punitive measures, you're leaving out the important things like morale. Low morale in a childcare can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,305
Posted By Leigh
By unexcused absence are you talking about...

By unexcused absence are you talking about illness? I would think that 10 is a fair number for sick days. Many people are sick enough to meet exclusion criteria for 10 days a year.

I'd look at...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-06-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 69,017
Posted By Leigh
Originally Posted by kgravino View Post Hi...

Originally Posted by kgravino View Post
Hi everyone!

"I'm new to the daycare scene and would like to know what is within the legal guidelines for charging for time off. My daycare provider...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-05-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,977
Posted By Leigh
I do not have one single child in my care right...

I do not have one single child in my care right now who will eat whole wheat bread. Even infants throw it on the floor. They're not impressed with whole grain noodles, either. One 3 year old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4,202
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,567
Posted By Leigh
I hate myself every time I serve rice! Same with...

I hate myself every time I serve rice! Same with corn or peas. Do ANY morsels of those things ever even end up in a child's mouth?!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,509
Posted By Leigh
I agree with the others that a doctor is needed. ...

I agree with the others that a doctor is needed. I'd insist on the doctor appointment and I would tell Mom not to leave the office without an xray. Around here, getting an xray for a child in this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,233
Posted By Leigh
Yes, talking about how to do things differently...

Yes, talking about how to do things differently is important. We do a lot of "do-overs" here-Sam, I saw you took that toy away from Heidi. That is not a nice thing to do. Let's have a do over. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,233
Posted By Leigh
The truth is that I've never had a behavior chart...

The truth is that I've never had a behavior chart work. I've used them with foster kids and my own child-always on the advice of a therapist. They don't work for many reasons, but the biggest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,573
Posted By Leigh
I might suggest to parents that they discuss the...

I might suggest to parents that they discuss the eating with a specialist. Prader-Willi syndrome can cause a kid to never feel full and they just want to keep eating and eating. There could be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,050
Posted By Leigh
Ugh-so sick of that! And, no response from my...

Ugh-so sick of that! And, no response from my ticket opened on 9/5/17 about that same issue! Has anyone heard back from KK about these things disappearing?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,815
Posted By Leigh
I think you need to call your state office and...

I think you need to call your state office and talk to the person in charge of childcare licensing. Ask if you can send the info to THEM and then do so and have them forward to the licensor. I'd be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,050
Posted By Leigh
I think I am going to switch to submitting paper...

I think I am going to switch to submitting paper menus. KidKare is glitching somehow and deleting in/out times for me. I can add them over and over, and they still disappear. It takes me hours...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,324
Posted By Leigh
"I will be closed on Thursday to attend to...

"I will be closed on Thursday to attend to personal business. I will reopen on Friday at the usual time."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,194
Posted By Leigh
The Fisher Price Laugh and Learn car. I had to...

The Fisher Price Laugh and Learn car. I had to get rid of it. Kids were getting punched, bitten, hair pulled...I have never seen kids fight over something like they did over this dang thing. Even...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-26-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 69,017
Posted By Leigh
I charge yearly tuition. I let parents pay it...

I charge yearly tuition. I let parents pay it weekly, every two weeks, monthly-whatever works for them. I need to make that yearly number in order to meet my overhead. When parents sign on, they...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-24-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By Leigh
1. Rub chicken breasts with olive oil and season...

1. Rub chicken breasts with olive oil and season how you prefer (salt, pepper, garlic). Sprinkle chicken with parmesan cheese. Put on a cookie sheet and add potatoes, sliced bell peppers, sliced...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,421
Posted By Leigh
Are you friendly with your neighbors? Could you...

Are you friendly with your neighbors? Could you explain to them what's going on and let them know that they might hear it for a while, but either you will help the child learn to NOT scream or will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,421
Posted By Leigh
What has worked for me is a pack and play. When...

What has worked for me is a pack and play. When screaming starts, pick up the child and put them in immediately. While doing this say "It looks like you need to scream. I'll put you here to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4,202
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,567
Posted By Leigh
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4,202
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,567
Posted By Leigh
I understand that. It really isn't smart to go...

I understand that. It really isn't smart to go behind their backs, but you COULD tell her that you will be giving the juice, that he NEEDS it, and that you feel it is cruel to withhold it from him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4,202
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,567
Posted By Leigh
I didn't catch an age for this child, but when I...

I didn't catch an age for this child, but when I give juice to a baby for constipation, I substitute prune juice for water (a 6 oz bottle would have 4 oz water and 2 oz prune juice and 3 scoops of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By Leigh
I have tube fed twins with oral feeding aversion....

I have tube fed twins with oral feeding aversion. What I do with them is give them puree with a variety of tools to eat with (this gets them used to putting food in their own mouth). I use one of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,344
Posted By Leigh
I've seen it start on fingers, buttocks, roof of...

I've seen it start on fingers, buttocks, roof of mouth, lips, feet (top and bottom)...if it looks like HFM (and it sounds like it is), I'd send them home and to a doctor for confirmation. Not all...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-19-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,343
Posted By Leigh
Did your bank charge you for your car payment? ...

Did your bank charge you for your car payment? Was your rent or mortgage payment due, or did they give you a freebie for that week? When a childcare charges you every week whether you (or they) are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4,202
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,567
Posted By Leigh
Would it be a bad business move to tell parents...

Would it be a bad business move to tell parents that I am closed on days that it rains? It was pouring this morning, so the kids got about 10 minutes of outdoor time before it started. They have...
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