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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,665
I have noticed that as well. I think in my...

I have noticed that as well. I think in my current area it is difficult because they offer free pre-k and school age after school programs in the public schools, and we're really limited on how many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Oh, you all have no idea how much the support and...

Oh, you all have no idea how much the support and prayers mean to me! It has been a rough day. I really appreciate it! Mamamanda, you hit it right on the head. Pulled in two different directions is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
The problem is, since dcg is school age and her...

The problem is, since dcg is school age and her family doesn't need after school care, I only have her now when there's no school. So I'm not supposed to have her anymore before we move. I know they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Moving. How to tell this particular family

It is official now, it looks like. My husband and I will be moving across the country. It is a ministry opportunity that we really feel we need to do, although we don't want to at the same time (very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 860
They sure do! I call it the "honeymoon phase"...

They sure do! I call it the "honeymoon phase" just like in marriage or any relationship. Make sure you enforce your policies and don't let them by with anything from the very beginning. Once a family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
I wish I had said something like that. I'm too...

I wish I had said something like that. I'm too nice for my own good :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
She wants to come back?? No way.

You all probably remember me talking about this dcm I had who thought she should call the shots and really tried her best to do whatever she could to get around my policies. She would no call/no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2016, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
So glad I thought ahead

When I was updating my policy information I added a part about charging extra if any additional hours ended up being needed beyond what the family contracted for. I go by contracted hours rather than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,098
I am assuming the only daycare kid you have...

I am assuming the only daycare kid you have during the day is the 2 yr old boy? If you only had one daycare child there at the time I wouldn't see anything wrong with it, but you might run it past...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-23-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,011
Great! Thank you! happyface

Great! Thank you! happyface
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-23-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,011
:lol:I was excited when I thought of it too, and...

:lol:I was excited when I thought of it too, and was hoping I could count it. Netflix, Hulu, and Pure Flix costs $23/month for all three, so that can add up quick!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-23-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,598
I believe Tom Copeland has said to only count the...

I believe Tom Copeland has said to only count the months you were providing childcare because otherwise, like you said, you come out with a really low number that isn't accurate for your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
I don't know if this will help, but it might be...

I don't know if this will help, but it might be worth a try. I had a child who co-slept at home and then didn't nap long, so I would wait until they fell asleep and then put a big stuffed animal in...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-22-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,011
Counting Netflix and Wireless Internet as an Expense?

This may have been addressed already somewhere on here but I couldn't find what I'm looking for. Can I count Netflix, Hulu, and those types of entertainment costs as a daycare expense? We do not have...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-22-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,440
Great! Thank you so much!

Great! Thank you so much!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-21-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,440
Time Spent Outside Childcare Hours

Can I count hours I spent on childcare related things outside childcare hours, that I have no record of? I have only recorded from Oct - Dec of last year and even then I didn't remember to record...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-20-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,361
Thank you! I'm glad to hear I did it right :)

Thank you! I'm glad to hear I did it right :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,278
I so agree with school age being the toughest...

I so agree with school age being the toughest :rolleyes: The six year old is homeschooled so she's with me all day 1-2 days/week but when there is no school I don't have her. The 7 year old is just...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-19-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,480
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-18-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,480
We don't even know where to find an accountant...

We don't even know where to find an accountant for our needs :( This is my first year with filing daycare taxes, and my husband got a job preaching at a small country church that doesn't take out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,278
I feel like this is the problem. I end up...

I feel like this is the problem. I end up directing their play anytime we have free play. I lead activities throughout the day (music time, "exercising", crafts, special activities, story time, etc),...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-17-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,480
Mr Copeland, are the receipts just proof, in case...

Mr Copeland, are the receipts just proof, in case you're audited? And they only need a total of everything altogether? This is my first year filing and we usually use H&R Block (when I was regular...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,278
I'm afraid to "pretend" to read or do any work on...

I'm afraid to "pretend" to read or do any work on my laptop when I have the 6 or 7 yr olds because I'm afraid theyll go home and talk about how all I do is read my kindle or "play" on my computer....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,278
Stop Following Me - Go Play!

I have four kids enrolled, all of them part time and never all on the same day. And none of them will go play on their own. They seem to just want to follow me around all day, constantly talking,...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-15-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,361
Can I Claim Children - Who I Do Not Get Paid For?

I have a niece and nephew who I provide care for occasionally, as drop ins. I do not get paid for them when they are here, but I still provide meals, snacks, drinks, craft materials, etc obviously....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
What kind of safety strap? How did you secure it...

What kind of safety strap? How did you secure it to the child? That's a good idea to teach her to go down the stairs backwards. I've been trying to keep her from putting her hands down on the carpet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
I've been working with the two year old on how to...

I've been working with the two year old on how to do stairs since she started with me in October. She is on a varying days schedule and there has even been a week or more go by without having her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
The youngest is ten months. That's a good idea....

The youngest is ten months. That's a good idea. You're talking about one of those baby wearing things, where you wear the baby on your chest or back, right? I wonder if she'd be as happy with that as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Getting Little Ones Outside

I live on the second floor of an apartment and so far I hadn't had any trouble getting the kids outside each day. But I took on a new little one and I now have two who would need carried down the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Wow. That's like a nightmare, only ten times...

Wow. That's like a nightmare, only ten times worse because it's real. I would have cried. I'm like Laundrymom. I wish I could be a substitute for you so you could have gotten some help and a shower.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
I just started a ten month old this week, with...

I just started a ten month old this week, with her older sister. She's the youngest I've had yet, and honestly, I feel like she requires so much more time and attention than the others. If her older...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
I don't have time to message you tonight, but...

I don't have time to message you tonight, but remind me and I will as soon as I get a chance. We did all kinds of fun things with our preschool and school age kids when I was working at that home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Thank you for the suggestions :) We made it...

Thank you for the suggestions :) We made it through the week, but it was a long four days. She's sooo needy, wanting constant attention. If I picked up my phone for a second to text a parent or use...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,597
She wants to spend the whole day with her, while...

She wants to spend the whole day with her, while she is in your care? Sounds to me like she wants to spend time with her, but doesn't want to have to do the work of taking care of her. I can see this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
I worked with a lady who owned her own home...

I worked with a lady who owned her own home daycare and we ended up doing this. She started out with all ages, but eventually we moved into a full day preschool program for ages 3-5 (all of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,230
Ah okay, if infant care is much needed in your...

Ah okay, if infant care is much needed in your area, you may have better luck keeping them interested until March. How good of a fit does this family seem? If they seem to be a perfect fit I'd try a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
happyface Yay! So happy for you! I hope everyone...

happyface Yay! So happy for you! I hope everyone is a good family for you and you are able to stay full! : )
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,230
I don't know how much need there is for childcare...

I don't know how much need there is for childcare in your area, but around here there's no way a family would pay that much out to hold a spot :( There's so many family daycare homes, daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
What kind of information does it keep track of?...

What kind of information does it keep track of? I've been using a notebook for the kid's information: One child on each page which includes dates of attendance, time in and out, which meals they ate,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
I have all of mine nap in the play room, but I...

I have all of mine nap in the play room, but I have a baby starting next week who I will be putting in our bedroom. The 2 & unders sleep in a pack n play and the 3 & up sleep on cots. I'd like to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 780
I agree with the others on not doing varying...

I agree with the others on not doing varying days. It's a big headache and they think they don't have to pay if the child isn't there since they have a different schedule each week. So one week they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Those are good suggestions : ) I should add, it's...

Those are good suggestions : ) I should add, it's supposed to rain all week and it has already been raining for a few days. Also, she is the only one here this week so I need activities she can have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Actually, for a good friend, I think I'd talk to...

Actually, for a good friend, I think I'd talk to her in person about it. I feel like they deserve that much. When she asks you to also watch the baby, just matter of factly and very nicely say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
School Age Activities

This week all but one of my kids will be out all week (and I agreed to stay open New year's eve day for her, too). She is 7 years old and gets bored really easily when she's the only one. And then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
That's a good idea : ) I might try again for...

That's a good idea : ) I might try again for January 6th. And it may even mean more to the kids since they will have had a break between parties.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Oh yeah, I understand the parent's schedules...

Oh yeah, I understand the parent's schedules changing and not wanting to bring them if they don't have to. I always like when the parents want to spend more time with their child. At the daycares I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Exactly. It's not the work and money put into it...

Exactly. It's not the work and money put into it so much as feeling bad about telling the kids what we were doing and them looking forward to it and then not even getting to come. And that I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
So Disappointed - Vent

So, I had planned a little Christmas Party/Pajama party for the kids I was going to have today (their schedules so often are different than each other, plus a couple are just drop ins, that lately I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
During the interview, make sure you let them know...

During the interview, make sure you let them know you have others interviewing for the spot too and that you'll let them know. That way they aren't assuming they automatically have it just for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
They Chose Me!

The other day I was asking about equipment for a nine month old potential child, well dcm let me know yesterday that they do want me to be their childcare provider happyface They chose me over...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-19-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,360
That's funny :p I wish I could get by with that...

That's funny :p I wish I could get by with that for dinner. I guess I could if my husband was gone all the time, but I don't wish for that :rolleyes: I get so tired of trying to plan lunches and...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-19-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,258
How do I find the T/S%? It is not the only phone;...

How do I find the T/S%? It is not the only phone; my husband has a cell phone also. Trying to track how long I spend on the phone for business vs personal use sounds like more trouble than it's worth...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,533
If I understood right she was clarifying that the...

If I understood right she was clarifying that the baby doesn't have to have full range of the whole house, that a baby play yard could be used as well, as long as they can use full range of motion of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,533
I really appreciate all the responses :) They...

I really appreciate all the responses :) They came today and the mom didn't seem to think anything of it at all that I didn't have that stuff :) She asked about a stroller and pack n play just so...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-17-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,258
Wait, So providers can count their cell phone as...

Wait, So providers can count their cell phone as time/space %? happyface My cell phone is used for business and personal, so how would we get the percentage for the business portion? And how do we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,533
Thank you! This makes me feel better about my...

Thank you! This makes me feel better about my lack of equipment :) I'm not big on putting little ones in exersaucers and all that when they can just crawl around and play freely, but I know with my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,533
Equipment for Nine Month Old

I have a family coming tomorrow to see where I live and all, and they have a 6 year old who is home schooled and a nine month old. They would only be part time. I haven't taken babies before because...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-17-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,360
Since I sometimes fix extra for supper so the...

Since I sometimes fix extra for supper so the kids and myself can have left overs the next day, would that count? Or not, since I'd be fixing supper for us even without doing childcare?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-16-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,360
T/S % help

I know there's a thread made not long ago with lists of time/space percentages, but a lot of them couldn't actually be counted since some of it would have to be done regardless of daycare. So can you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
I put it in my policies and contract that a two...

I put it in my policies and contract that a two week notice is required by parent and provider to terminate services. But I also included the exceptions to that (disrespect, behavior that is harmful...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
At a daycare/preschool I used to worked at, I was...

At a daycare/preschool I used to worked at, I was the 3 year old preschool teacher and during free choice play, I always had a group of little ones in my lap and gathered all around me while I read...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Thank you everyone. Sometimes I just feel silly...

Thank you everyone. Sometimes I just feel silly even having policies and forms and all. It is uncommon for someone in my area to be unlicensed and yet have those. But I'm not willing to be a door...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Well, the red flags were right. I e-mailed dcm...

Well, the red flags were right. I e-mailed dcm and let her know I would have to get the signed policy and contract before dcb could stay, so she texts me tonight (he was supposed to come tomorrow and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,255
Has she been in daycare before? I can't imagine...

Has she been in daycare before? I can't imagine why the contract would scare him away, since I figure you just have the standard stuff on there that any daycare would have. Pay regardless of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,371
Ugh, I was hoping she had contacted you :( Keep...

Ugh, I was hoping she had contacted you :( Keep us updated on how things go.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Thank you everyone. I went ahead and canceled my...

Thank you everyone. I went ahead and canceled my plans and let her know I could watch him Thursday and Friday. When she picked dcb up on Thursday she said she didn't have any idea when it would be....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
That's the one. I had planned to e-mail her once...

That's the one. I had planned to e-mail her once I got his "official" start date and let her know he can't stay without those items. That way I can remind her of bringing a change of clothes and nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Should I Change My Plans?

This new dcb that's supposed to start sometime soon, his mom picked him up last Thursday after her job's orientation and didn't know yet when he would officially be starting. So since I don't have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,693
Mad_Pistachio, I was curious and wanted to do a...

Mad_Pistachio, I was curious and wanted to do a search to see what that brand of anatomically correct baby doll looks like, but I came across your profile picture in the "images" results. Just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,196
I had a parent do this yesterday. Dcm called at 5...

I had a parent do this yesterday. Dcm called at 5 am when dcg was scheduled for 6 am saying she was taken off the schedule at work and wouldn't be bringing dcg after all. I realized I don't have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
I don't want to just be distrustful of her, but...

I don't want to just be distrustful of her, but after that one very difficult dcm I had and the stuff she pulled, I did a huge overhaul of my policies and I'm not willing to bend on them. It's the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
New Family - I Should be Happy

I finally signed on a new child to fill one of my openings, and he is the exact age that I had been wanting (I prefer preschool age but was taking younger ones also just to get someone in). Anyway,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 60,427
Exactly! I'm making $2.27/hour per child. I am...

Exactly! I'm making $2.27/hour per child. I am allowed up to five kids at one time, so if I actually have five kids on a specific day, I would be making $11.36/hour. Yeah, getting rich quick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,255
If I had kids until the girl's bedtime anyway,...

If I had kids until the girl's bedtime anyway, I'd actually want to do it as long as she didn't get picked up until the time that I open :) Getting paid while she sleeps, and I still get my needed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,552
Thank you everyone! I am also play based and do...

Thank you everyone! I am also play based and do very little sit down work, but the curriculum I was considering is also a hands on, learn through play. I wouldn't use anything academic based with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,552
Asking Parents to Pay for Preschool

I need your advice. A parent contacted me about childcare and I quoted the price and said it included preschool. She just interviewed and I have decided to offer the spot to the family. But I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,195
I understand you want to keep your children all...

I understand you want to keep your children all full time, but before I lowered my rates, I would consider offering part time. You actually end up with more income in the end that way, and you would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
That's what I'm wrestling with because I don't...

That's what I'm wrestling with because I don't have children who actually live in the same town as me. One actually lives 30 minutes away. She goes a little out of her way to bring her daughter to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
For a 7 year old you'd think you could leave them...

For a 7 year old you'd think you could leave them to play for a few minutes on their own. I have a 7 year old and I can trust her to play well in the playroom while I make lunch. I check on her every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,610
I don't know that I'd recommend it, but someone...

I don't know that I'd recommend it, but someone could also call her and ask questions as if they are looking for childcare and then casually ask how many children she cares for. That's a question I'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
It is frustrating when people do that. It's...

It is frustrating when people do that. It's extremely common in my state. They're everywhere. And they call it "babysitting" so they think they can get by with it. And then they aren't counting it on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
That was a great idea, offering a non refundable...

That was a great idea, offering a non refundable deposit! Happy to hear you'll get that family back happyface I know how sad it is to lose a good family.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Thank you! I took your suggestions and got...

Thank you! I took your suggestions and got started on the letter. I said, "A few of the changes include..." and under it I listed some of the bigger, more important changes.
Thanks for the help! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,005
I have a two year old who also won't really play...

I have a two year old who also won't really play by herself. She follows me around, and gets into stuff she knows she's not supposed to what time she's not on my heels whining. She seems to require...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Thank you for letting me see yours :) I think I...

Thank you for letting me see yours :) I think I have too many changes, though to be able to list them all out for the parents. I'd just be writing the whole policy handbook down :lol: I basically...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
New Policies Letter Wording

I did a search but didn't come up with anything specific to what I'm looking for. I've been working on changing my policies and by January I want to be completely done with all of my policy changes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,314
This link has a lot of good stuff on it regarding...

This link has a lot of good stuff on it regarding the questions you have. It also includes samples of forms, parent contracts, policies, payment, etc.It is not state specific though, so make sure you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
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This would make me really mad too. An employee I...

This would make me really mad too. An employee I worked with a few years ago when I worked at a daycare ended up taking some of the kids and starting her own in home daycare. What happened was the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
I have considered online payments. I'm not very...

I have considered online payments. I'm not very internet savvy, though and I also don't know how to go about online payments. It would make things so much easier though if I knew how to do it and how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
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Oh yeah, that's something else I changed in my...

Oh yeah, that's something else I changed in my policies, that pay is due regardless of attendance. I'm just wondering, if the child is sick say both days they were scheduled, do I mention the payment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
What Do You Do When...?

This has not happened yet, but I was just thinking, what if a parent calls in the morning of the child's first day of attendance that week saying their child is sick and won't be coming? And that is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,409
I was running into that problem (when I had the...

I was running into that problem (when I had the parents paying on the child's last day of attendance) of "forgetting" it's pay day, or forgetting their check and since they live in the next town...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,258
I may not be understanding the question, but can...

I may not be understanding the question, but can you make sure each family has a contracted pick up time and that way you can have the child ready except for putting their jacket on before their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Yikes, yes I can imagine having toddlers/babies...

Yikes, yes I can imagine having toddlers/babies who won't nap. It would make for an awful day:( Is the room you are napping them in dark (or able to put blankets over the windows to block out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
My experience has been that so far in my eight...

My experience has been that so far in my eight years of childcare, I have been able to get any child in my care to nap. Even school agers (ages 6-8) have sometimes napped during the summer after a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Wording for Drop In Care Policy

I have been getting a lot more interest in the drop in care that I provide (mainly stay at home moms who need a day to get things done, or "as needed" employees), and my current policy on it was more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
All It Took Was a Couple Pictures?

I hadn't been having any luck advertising, but was posting on Craigslist and facebook sell groups when I'd see someone asking for care, or I'd post an ad on facebook to advertise my childcare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,117
If you have a step stool that he can stand on,...

If you have a step stool that he can stand on, something I've had little boys do is to lean over the toilet and "hold the seat up", so that they are leaning forward, over the toilet, with their hands...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
I second this :p In a daycare I previously worked...

I second this :p In a daycare I previously worked at (same one I mentioned yesterday) when we had a child acting out and taking away too much time or attention from the other children, we were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
I stayed open, but no one needed childcare today...

I stayed open, but no one needed childcare today anyway happyface I am closed on New Year's day, Memorial Day, Independence day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve,...
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