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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,207
Posted By marniewon
I had something similar also. Had a family...

I had something similar also. Had a family interview with me when dcg was 7mos old and at that time, dcm tells me that dcg like to bite and hit. They decided to go with someone else. Thank God!
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Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-15-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,799
Posted By marniewon
Yes, that would be my guess also, since she made...

Yes, that would be my guess also, since she made a point of saying her daughter is an American. It could also explain why she felt she needed to accompany her dd to quit her job.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-14-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,799
Posted By marniewon
Former Teacher, I'm not sure what the OP said to...

Former Teacher, I'm not sure what the OP said to make you not want to respond to her. People bashed her for going in with her dd to quit/report so she was explaining about her daughter. Unless I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,692
Posted By marniewon
Yep, this! If they are invited up to sit next...

Yep, this! If they are invited up to sit next to/on my lap, they may come up. Otherwise, they are not allowed to even lean against my furniture. Oh, and no toys on the furniture (including the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,997
Posted By marniewon
That's funny you should say that - I love the...

That's funny you should say that - I love the taste of her chocolate drink!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,997
Posted By marniewon
Especially during nap time!! I hear ya! I'm...

Especially during nap time!! I hear ya! I'm dieting also, and have been doing really well for the last few weeks, but today and yesterday right around this time I've been craving tortilla chips!! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,519
Posted By marniewon
I would insist on a written (and paid) 2 week...

I would insist on a written (and paid) 2 week notice, starting when you get the written notice if she is completely done with your daycare. (You did not cause her to quit her job, it is not your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,858
Posted By marniewon
You may be right, but this greatly saddens and...

You may be right, but this greatly saddens and confuses me. I can almost understand, in this entitlement age, the parents wanting time away from the kids, as they have them all the time. I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,858
Posted By marniewon
Sadly, unless your daycare services were FREE,...

Sadly, unless your daycare services were FREE, they would probably still feel like they needed to "get their money's worth"!!
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 04-12-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,267
Posted By marniewon
I also love this book but can't even THINK about...

I also love this book but can't even THINK about it without getting teary-eyed :(.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,900
Posted By marniewon
Welcome to MI. Ha ha. Yes, they can force you...

Welcome to MI. Ha ha. Yes, they can force you to be part of the union if you accept state-paid clients. No, it is not legal. Do whatever you need to do now to get this union dissolved. Here in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,396
Posted By marniewon
I have in my handbook (under open door policy,...

I have in my handbook (under open door policy, but it's said so that parents know I mean anytime) when you come to the daycare, be prepared to leave with your child(ren). Like others have said, it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,644
Posted By marniewon
Yum Velveeta!! My mom always used it when we...

Yum Velveeta!! My mom always used it when we were growing up, but as an adult I just recently re-found it. I know it's soooo bad for you, but I love it!! I love it melted with a can of...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 04-12-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,913
Posted By marniewon
I put all my books away, including board books. ...

I put all my books away, including board books. None of my kids are allowed to touch books on their own, so I just removed the temptation.

I didn't realize that it was such a problem. Out of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,936
Posted By marniewon
"I am no longer able to meet the needs of your...

"I am no longer able to meet the needs of your child"

As far as not giving a reason, personally, I think the most important part of not giving a reason is to not put the reason in writing, so they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,644
Posted By marniewon
Well, I love a good debate, but naptime is almost...

Well, I love a good debate, but naptime is almost over.....LOL.

I agree that anything natural is better than processed. If I were rich and didn't have to work and had servants (ha ha ha!!) I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,016
Posted By marniewon
I guess I would just have to wonder why the...

I guess I would just have to wonder why the parents couldn't clean them up before coming over. Do they go everywhere dirty? Maybe they (parents) didn't realize that they are being interviewed also?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,644
Posted By marniewon
From Dr. Mercola: Finally, when the topic of...

From Dr. Mercola:

Finally, when the topic of salt intake is discussed, very few people consider the type of salt being consumed. There are some major differences between the standard, refined,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,479
Posted By marniewon
OH. MY. GOSH!! I need a nap just reading about...

OH. MY. GOSH!! I need a nap just reading about all that you do!!!!!

Do you truly enjoy all that you are involved in? If not, I would suggest cutting back just a little. Unless you love it all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,319
Posted By marniewon
I agree Catherder - I'm really surprised we still...

I agree Catherder - I'm really surprised we still have the choice now and don't expect that we will always have a choice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,319
Posted By marniewon
Exactly what I was trying to say in one of my...

Exactly what I was trying to say in one of my posts above. I know I never questioned it, it was just something you did.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,319
Posted By marniewon
That was my main argument with vaccines - if they...

That was my main argument with vaccines - if they work like they are supposed to, why are there still diseases today that kids are vaccinated against? And you can't tell me that it's those who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,644
Posted By marniewon
Salt is good for you if you use sea salt. It...

Salt is good for you if you use sea salt. It doesn't cause your blood pressure to rise like regular salt and it provides a lot of minerals that your body needs and doesn't usually get anywhere else....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,644
Posted By marniewon
I've read all of the above and then some years...

I've read all of the above and then some years ago.

I've been "preaching" the harmful effects of aspartame for years. My family and friends think I'm some radical doomsayer and won't listen. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,319
Posted By marniewon
Tree, where are you located? I'm in MI also. ...

Tree, where are you located? I'm in MI also.

My kids are vac'd up to their K shots. If I had it to do all over again, they wouldn't have been.

As already stated, in MI, we have to have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,294
Posted By marniewon
Thanks everyone! And Nan, I know you're right. ...

Thanks everyone! And Nan, I know you're right.

I finally got to speak with licensing late this afternoon and she really put my mind at ease. I told her everything that had transpired and she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,294
Posted By marniewon
Oh my gosh....I just got a surprise visit from my...

Oh my gosh....I just got a surprise visit from my food lady and just about had a heart attack!! :eek:

I was just about at the point where whatever happens, happens and I wasn't going to stress...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,774
Posted By marniewon
I agree, don't take him for the money. Start...

I agree, don't take him for the money. Start with a trial period and see how his behavior is now. Did you ever talk to mom about his behavior before? If she knows it was an issue, maybe start...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,294
Posted By marniewon
Yeah, I'm not worried about licensing. Because...

Yeah, I'm not worried about licensing. Because of the friend I told you about in my original post, I'm worried about allegations in the abuse department. Like I said, I KNOW I've done nothing wrong...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,294
Posted By marniewon
Ugh..Nervous Wreck Vent

I'm done with dc next Friday. This week I had an incident with one child punching another. I sent a letter home describing the incident and what steps I would be taking to make sure it didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,336
Posted By marniewon
If you aren't 100% sure that you are closing,...

If you aren't 100% sure that you are closing, then don't say anything.

We bought a house last Sept and were hoping to be in it at the beginning of this year. I didn't tell anyone, just in case we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,356
Posted By marniewon
Wow, I could have written this!! Except my dcb...

Wow, I could have written this!! Except my dcb is almost 2 1/2. I don't know what to tell you - I've tried everything that I can do with this child and nothing has worked. At this point, I'm...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-05-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,238
Posted By marniewon
I respectfully disagree with you. I am ONLY...

I respectfully disagree with you. I am ONLY employed by my daycare families in the way that they have decided to use my service. They don't set the rules, they don't pay my benefits or SS tax or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,761
Posted By marniewon
My only problem with giving him another shot at...

My only problem with giving him another shot at hurting someone before I separate him is that he's already had so many chances. It was getting better, but obviously the issue is still there. I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,761
Posted By marniewon
WWYD Round 2

Okay, so mom read the letter, replied that she doesn't think he should be in a corner every day all day until the end of next week, that he wouldn't understand that kind of punishment and it's not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,761
Posted By marniewon
Oh, he's happy enough. He's having a great time...

Oh, he's happy enough. He's having a great time taking toys and body slamming and hitting. At least that's what the smile on his face tells me. To be fair, he has a much older sibling who plays...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,761
Posted By marniewon
Okay, here's what I came up with really quick,...

Okay, here's what I came up with really quick, let me know what you think:

There was an incident at daycare today that you need to be made aware of. B punched another child today. He was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,761
Posted By marniewon
What I'd like to do is term immediately. Like I...

What I'd like to do is term immediately. Like I said, if I hadn't known I was closing already, I would have already done so.

However, what I'll probably do is tell dcm about the incident and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,761
Posted By marniewon
WWYD In This Situation?

If you had less than 2 weeks left doing daycare, and parents were all paid up until the last day, and you had a dcb who did not listen, hits, pushes, steals toys, etc etc (basically a child you would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,962
Posted By marniewon
I like this ^^^!

I like this ^^^!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,689
Posted By marniewon
Man, if I had babies like you, I wouldn't be...

Man, if I had babies like you, I wouldn't be limiting myself to 18mo+!!! I've never had a baby here that slept like that!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,449
Posted By marniewon
I guess I don't agree with the majority of the...

I guess I don't agree with the majority of the pp's in regards to not telling mom anything. This is something that dcm should be working on with him at home!! It is affecting your business and your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,689
Posted By marniewon
Mine won't be happy with just one day of playing...

Mine won't be happy with just one day of playing with baby toys. Mine go to them and try to play with them daily.

And mine try to play with the exersaucer toys too - won't leave them alone,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,988
Posted By marniewon
Following your rules, I have one who would have...

Following your rules, I have one who would have been termed a while ago. He's 2 1/2. I time out/separate for violent behavior and other things like snatching toys from someone else, abusing...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-04-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,978
Posted By marniewon
When I was a young mom, my dh worked at a bar...

When I was a young mom, my dh worked at a bar near our house. Many weekend nights I would meet him after his shift and we'd stay and listen to the band, do karaoke, etc. Every time this happened,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,671
Posted By marniewon
Did I miss a whole thread? Dad wishes things...

Did I miss a whole thread? Dad wishes things could have ended more professionally? Does he think you were unprofessional? Because otherwise, they are the ones behaving unprofessionally.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-01-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,429
Posted By marniewon
Thanks Broncomom! Tried this last night and it...

Thanks Broncomom! Tried this last night and it was yummy!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,363
Posted By marniewon
If that's her putting herself to sleep, what in...

If that's her putting herself to sleep, what in the world do they usually have to do to get her to sleep?

No, it doesn't count :lol:.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,984
Posted By marniewon
Love this!!

Love this!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,974
Posted By marniewon
I have a "permission to photograph" paper with...

I have a "permission to photograph" paper with the original papers parents sign when their children start here. I have options like: share with parent, use on website, use for advertising, no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,232
Posted By marniewon
First, I would not have let dcg stay. Dcm did...

First, I would not have let dcg stay. Dcm did NOT call by the time she told you she would so you were not obligated to watch her today. I would have sent them on their merry way at the door. But,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,770
Posted By marniewon
Is it in your handbook anywhere about payment...

Is it in your handbook anywhere about payment being due when notice is given? Or how your time off accrues? How many weeks worth would that $300 be?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,974
Posted By marniewon
There should be a tab at the top that says "add...

There should be a tab at the top that says "add (or insert) table". Not positive, but my website is through weebly and I thought I remembered seeing you could add a table.

Or you could just save...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,488
Posted By marniewon
Yeah, that's my hope! Except today, after...

Yeah, that's my hope! Except today, after telling me about finding the new daycare, asked me what I'll be doing with all my free time (not in a snotty or nosy way or anything, just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,488
Posted By marniewon
Update

She found a new provider :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,488
Posted By marniewon
Ha ha ha!!! Dh thinks that she's hoping for me...

Ha ha ha!!! Dh thinks that she's hoping for me to stay open for her so she doesn't have to go anywhere else. There are several factors that will make it very hard (if not impossible) to find...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,488
Posted By marniewon
Different family than the one that I'm not sure...

Different family than the one that I'm not sure got the letter. And, I checked today and that other family's note is gone from the diaper bag, so they've seen it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,756
Posted By marniewon
Yes, I used to work at a bar and a guy used to...

Yes, I used to work at a bar and a guy used to come in all the time. He was hooked on oxy and drank quite a bit also. He died. Was a shame, he was a young guy and he and his wife just had a baby. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,756
Posted By marniewon
I agree that it's way more convenient to drink at...

I agree that it's way more convenient to drink at home. I prefer that also.

As far as pot goes, I don't do it. Not because I'm some goody-two-shoes - it just makes me sick!! The few times I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,488
Posted By marniewon
How To Stop This Parent/Provider Discussion?

As some of you know, I will be done with daycare in a few weeks. I knew I would be done, but thought I had more time. (Moving in June, but losing dc insurance next month, so I had to close early)....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,807
Posted By marniewon
OMG - she would bring him back in to you, on her...

OMG - she would bring him back in to you, on her time, for YOU to change him when he pooped??? I would be laughing so hard at her that she would get the hint and just take him home and change him. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,337
Posted By marniewon
Could you find a part time job outside the home...

Could you find a part time job outside the home while you are looking for kids? When I got licensed, but had no kids yet, I took a job delivering pizzas at night and on weekends until I got my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,011
Posted By marniewon
Sounds like you need to have a sit-down with his...

Sounds like you need to have a sit-down with his parents. Your house, your rules, not what mom and dad say.

No, it doesn't matter WHY he pushes, the behavior needs to stop. However you decide to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,418
Posted By marniewon
I'm coming up on 2 years. I'm quitting because...

I'm coming up on 2 years. I'm quitting because we are moving to another town. I've been kicking around the idea of getting licensed in the new house, but am uncertain whether there will even be any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,753
Posted By marniewon
Seriously???!!!??? WTH? I just don't even have...

Seriously???!!!??? WTH? I just don't even have any words for this. The horrible things they are feeding their infant notwithstanding - that baby could CHOKE!! Are they idiots?

I was a little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,418
Posted By marniewon
It was like, silence, okay, see you later. After...

It was like, silence, okay, see you later. After a lot of mom trying to talk, and awkward pauses. Yeah, it was awkward. Not sure how this time will go. Like you, I'm hoping for a quick goodbye...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,418
Posted By marniewon
Nan had a good idea. I'm also closing my...

Nan had a good idea. I'm also closing my daycare, and have several discussions with one family about it, but not if I'm going to be sad or not, in fact, not even about me at all. They are worried...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,023
Posted By marniewon
Have you ever seen the movie "Waiting"? Very...

Have you ever seen the movie "Waiting"? Very nasty messed-up movie (vulgarity, sex, etc) but that's what this movie was - cooks, waiters, waitresses finding new and gross ways to be disgusting to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,528
Posted By marniewon
I think you will see that after this child blows...

I think you will see that after this child blows through numerous daycares, that no matter what was said/gossiped about you, people will figure out the truth. I really can't imagine that too many...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 03-24-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,945
Posted By marniewon
Isn't that the truth?!? I'm an expert at...

Isn't that the truth?!? I'm an expert at worrying and rolling things around in my head until I'm ready to scream!! And whatever it is never turns out near as bad as I thought or imagined it would. ...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 03-24-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,945
Posted By marniewon
Well, the decision was taken out of my...

Well, the decision was taken out of my hands....with one family anyway. I was talking to dcm about dcb's behavior, and she asked if she should look for somewhere else. So I just blurted out about...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 03-24-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,945
Posted By marniewon
Not snippy at all, I completely "got" your...

Not snippy at all, I completely "got" your meaning - and I totally agree! I'm just so used to asking his opinion (not that I always take it...lol). I didn't really think about how he isn't the one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 823
Posted By marniewon
2 1/2 year old bully.....RANT

I have a 2.5yo dcb who just started a few months ago. When he first started, he was a huge bully - hitting, kicking, stepping on, etc my other 2.5yo dcb. Talked to mom, found out that he has a much...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 03-24-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,945
Posted By marniewon
I showed my husband the letter and he says it...

I showed my husband the letter and he says it sounds like I'm making excuses, and should say something like: due to unforeseen circumstances, blah blah blah.....and leave it at that. To me, that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,944
Posted By marniewon
It takes all kinds, huh? To term because dcm...

It takes all kinds, huh? To term because dcm thinks that dcg should be able to what? Graze all day long on only foods that dcg likes and picks??

My dc lunches are like my family dinners - same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,420
Posted By marniewon
OP - what did you decide to do?

OP - what did you decide to do?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,168
Posted By marniewon
Same here. I"ve always had almost all boys. For...

Same here. I"ve always had almost all boys. For the longest time, my grand-daughter was the only girl here, and she only comes on Fridays.

Now I have 2 boys and 1 girl. When this family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,841
Posted By marniewon
As a parent I would not take advantage of this...

As a parent I would not take advantage of this service. I take enough pics myself.

As a provider there's no way would I let you in my home to disrupt my daycare for as long as it took to get 50+...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,401
Posted By marniewon
In our regs, 0-18mos is considered an infant. ...

In our regs, 0-18mos is considered an infant. When they say we can only have 2 infants, we can only have 2 under 18mos.
Forum: Daycare Insurance 03-23-2011, 11:52 AM
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Posted By marniewon
My cousin does daycare, and even though she...

My cousin does daycare, and even though she doesn't have openings for either of my families, she was going to give me names of any that might. My next door neighbor does daycare also, so i will ask...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 03-23-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,945
Posted By marniewon
I like that, but they don't know I'm moving yet. ...

I like that, but they don't know I'm moving yet. How about:

Dear Parents,

_______________ Daycare can no longer procure the level of insurance needed to run our daycare. Due to this, it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,221
Posted By marniewon
Funny you should ask this....I've been trying to...

Funny you should ask this....I've been trying to break one of kicking during diaper changes too. Mine is only 9 months old, but I change on my bed (which is a little higher than normal) and she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,420
Posted By marniewon
You are both absolutely right, that's why I said:...

You are both absolutely right, that's why I said:



Morally she should care about the other children and care that her actions could make them ill or worse. Too many parents just don't care,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,420
Posted By marniewon
I don't think this is correct. We, as providers,...

I don't think this is correct. We, as providers, are the ones who are responsible for making a safe and happy place for our dck's. That is OUR responsibility, not the other parents'. All she would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,420
Posted By marniewon
I would terminate. If she showed any remorse for...

I would terminate. If she showed any remorse for not telling you about child's RSV after you told her about the infants and immune compromised child, then I would just give her a warning. But it...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 03-23-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,945
Posted By marniewon
I don't think it's a law, but if something were...

I don't think it's a law, but if something were to happen to one of my daycare families on my property, we would be financially devastated! I'm not talking about just daycare insurance that we're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,944
Posted By marniewon
I have a part in my contract that says no call/no...

I have a part in my contract that says no call/no shows are subject to a $10 fee for each instance. Anymore, you can't assume that dcp's will be respectful and let you know if they are going to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,631
Posted By marniewon
No, you aren't being unreasonable. You've asked,...

No, you aren't being unreasonable. You've asked, dcp didn't provide. You can't all stay inside all day long because the parents don't bring the necessary clothing. I'd take her out. Maybe if mom...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 03-23-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,945
Posted By marniewon
Thanks for your input! Can anyone see any way...

Thanks for your input! Can anyone see any way that I can explain the insurance part without going into the whole "losing my house" part? We are truly okay with that part - it was our decision to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,361
Posted By marniewon
How in the world will charging fees to do yearly...

How in the world will charging fees to do yearly fire inspections going to make any type of difference?? I can understand if the reason for the fire was faulty wiring, or something else out of the...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 03-22-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,945
Posted By marniewon
Have A Dilemma, Need Advice......Long (Sorry)

We bought a house (in another town) last fall to fix up and eventually move in to. We have decided to move sometime in June. The house we are in now, we gave back to the bank to auction since they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By marniewon
I have one of those too. No permanent solutions,...

I have one of those too. No permanent solutions, but instead of time out, I make him "drop". If he's running and he's been warned once, he has to drop where he is and sit for a few minutes. It's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By marniewon
Thank you thank you!!!! I've tried everything on...

Thank you thank you!!!! I've tried everything on the market too and nothing works permanently!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,150
Posted By marniewon
If they are overwhelmed by his energy/behavior,...

If they are overwhelmed by his energy/behavior, whatever, then they need to either be holding his hand all the way to your door or carrying him.

I'm just so confused, trying to picture why in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,087
Posted By marniewon
Just curious - why do you have contracted times...

Just curious - why do you have contracted times if you don't care if the dck's are there from open to close?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By marniewon
My cat couldn't have peed on their stuff as she...

My cat couldn't have peed on their stuff as she lives upstairs and never comes downstairs. She doesn't have access to that part of the house, where their stuff is stored - which is why I was so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,332
Posted By marniewon
If you weren't charging her for the day, then I...

If you weren't charging her for the day, then I don't see why you shouldn't have told her not to come. However, I wouldn't have called. I would have wished like crazy that I hadn't said they could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,087
Posted By marniewon
I agree - as long as you have contracted hours...

I agree - as long as you have contracted hours with this family and you told them you couldn't watch the child after a certain time, yep, charge the late fees and stick to them! You need to watch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By marniewon
Cat pee???

A little background - the daycare entry that we use is actually an old porch, converted to a room. There is an entry to the underneath part where our outdoor cats live during the colder months.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,308
Posted By marniewon
My only thought is that holding him constantly...

My only thought is that holding him constantly for 2 months probably did way more harm than good, in that he expects it now (kind of like when we get an infant in our care that is constantly held and...
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