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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,453
Posted By Kiki
You need one for sure. As the PP said, audits are...

You need one for sure. As the PP said, audits are one of the many reasons you should have one; they are not an inconvenience for parents as they take 2 seconds to fill in, so I don't see anybody...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,470
Posted By Kiki
Agree with the two previous posters, and yay for...

Agree with the two previous posters, and yay for calls! Chin up, and do the call back, schedule an interview and get some kids! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,073
Posted By Kiki
I didn't cast a vote because there isn't an all...

I didn't cast a vote because there isn't an all of the above option. :lol: I don't have a way that I advertise more than another, I use a lot of things:

Facebook
My Website
My Listing here...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-21-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,075
Posted By Kiki
Welcome to the group! happyface

Welcome to the group! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,494
Posted By Kiki
I bet it's that, or there is something about gift...

I bet it's that, or there is something about gift cards we are missing, maybe you can trade them for double value, if so, I want to be paid in them! :lol: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,400
Posted By Kiki
Congratulations!! happyface happyface happyface...

Congratulations!! happyface happyface happyface happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,164
Posted By Kiki
Did it change in May with the few other rules...

Did it change in May with the few other rules that changed? When I had my orientation in April they went through a huge list of no, no, and yes, yes with it. 3 foot use zone (like everything else),...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By Kiki
Didn't realize she was in Canada. So ..just...

Didn't realize she was in Canada. So ..just kidding? :o

I just did a rate increase, it will go into place in August, and I gave notice in June. I think 30-60 days is fine; and you don't really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By Kiki
What state are you in? Food programs reimburse...

What state are you in? Food programs reimburse you for the cost of your food. Not the exact cost, but if you give me your state, I can get you some info about food programs in your area.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,596
Posted By Kiki
I have vacation days set aside for parents. They...

I have vacation days set aside for parents. They only get 10 each year, and once they use them all, I don't offer any other discounts.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,484
Posted By Kiki
:eek: I've used Freecycle before for donations...

:eek: I've used Freecycle before for donations for my day care, but small things like empty coffee cans, crafting scraps, or old shirts to use for painting/messy activities. I'd never dare ask for...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-20-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By Kiki
Welcome! happyface

Welcome! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,511
Posted By Kiki
:lol: Me too. Sadly, I think most...

:lol: Me too.


Sadly, I think most parents nowadays think that watching TV with their children is spending time with them. Each morning as my kids arrive I like to ask them how their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,511
Posted By Kiki
I must be lucky, I don't have an issue with kids...

I must be lucky, I don't have an issue with kids wanting me to entertain them, they just..play at my house.
The kids I watch have wicked imaginations, they've put together restaurants, dog walking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,164
Posted By Kiki
We can have them here, but only one child can be...

We can have them here, but only one child can be on it at a time, and it either has to have a 3 foot clearance in all directions, or an enclosure. With my own children being home during the day, we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,728
Posted By Kiki
There are a lot of my own kids on my site as...

There are a lot of my own kids on my site as well, but a good mix of the others. Just add as you go, nobody is going to care WHO the pictures of of, but WHAT you are doing in them. KWIM?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,728
Posted By Kiki
Text is kind of big, if you shrunk it down two...

Text is kind of big, if you shrunk it down two points you could probably fit your whole description without having to scroll. And like Country said the schedules are kind of off, but other than that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,011
Posted By Kiki
1) Are you full (Yes or No) Yes 2) What...

1) Are you full (Yes or No) Yes

2) What area of the US or what state do you live in? UT

I should add in-I'm legally unlicensed until Sept of this year, so I only have 4 children, I'm not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,782
Posted By Kiki
I take 2 weeks of vacation per year, at half...

I take 2 weeks of vacation per year, at half rate-One in the summer, and one in the winter. I give out my dates at the beginning of the year to each family.

Personal/sick days are all the same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,658
Posted By Kiki
I didn't get any calls for the last few months,...

I didn't get any calls for the last few months, but with school right around the corner, I'm getting more and more each day.
I live in an area with a ton of SAHM as well, but I'm also right on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By Kiki
likethis Agree, and while it might be hard,...

likethis

Agree, and while it might be hard, you have to do what is best for you and your group as a whole, not an individual.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By Kiki
It's heartbreaking! Some parents might have...

It's heartbreaking!
Some parents might have brought their small child because they didn't have a sitter so late, and assumed they would just sleep through the whole movie, and go right back to bed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,681
Posted By Kiki
lovethis lovethis lovethis lovethis likethis...

lovethis lovethis lovethis lovethis likethis likethis

We do play based here too, I do some structured learning each day, but the schedule we have set up is mostly play, free play, group play,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,083
Posted By Kiki
Breakfast: 9-9:30 Lunch: 12-12:30 Snack:...

Breakfast: 9-9:30
Lunch: 12-12:30
Snack: 3:15-3:30

Snacks are sometimes later here, it depends on when they all wake up from their naps. I only have on child before 8:30, and she eats whatever...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,165
Posted By Kiki
Mine is on a clipboard, on the wall on a nail...

Mine is on a clipboard, on the wall on a nail too. :lol:
I don't see how it's a pain though, do the parents have to unclip the papers to sign their child in and out? Mine just take the clipboard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,424
Posted By Kiki
likethis I watch both of my nieces, and have...

likethis

I watch both of my nieces, and have since they were 5 and 6 months old, (oldest is 10 now, youngest will be 5 in August. I watched my older niece when she was younger as well, but that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,413
Posted By Kiki
Congrats on everything, and welcome back!...

Congrats on everything, and welcome back! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,259
Posted By Kiki
:lol::lol::lol: Yes-I hear my screamer when...

:lol::lol::lol:

Yes-I hear my screamer when he isn't here, I was relaxing outside last night and swore he was in the house, and then I just thought to myself..:eek: :eek: it never ends!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,838
Posted By Kiki
I charge monthly. But also yearly. I figured out...

I charge monthly. But also yearly. I figured out my rate by setting a daily, and then multiplying it by 260 (the average amount of work days+closed holidays in a year), and dividing it by 12, I might...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,582
Posted By Kiki
Stuff like this always makes me :eek: :mad:, I...

Stuff like this always makes me :eek: :mad:, I don't understand it at all. Even just a quick run in, and out is all it takes. There are so many things that could have happened. Heatstroke,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,996
Posted By Kiki
Same here. Charging hourly would be a huge...

Same here. Charging hourly would be a huge headache for me, it's easier to just do it by days. Not only that, but like Blackcat said, if you do hourly, parents will use it every day they can.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,860
Posted By Kiki
Haha, it's been that here too. Or this one- "When...

Haha, it's been that here too. Or this one- "When I get <insert something here>, I'm not going to share it with you!".
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,032
Posted By Kiki
:confused: I'm at a loss of words at this point....

:confused: I'm at a loss of words at this point. I agree with all of the other posters here, but I'm starting to lean more towards the terming idea. I'd let mom know at pick up that she has 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,397
Posted By Kiki
I am going to make one too, I'm glad yours turned...

I am going to make one too, I'm glad yours turned out great!
We made paint, and sidewalk chalk paint today from my pins. The sidewalk paint was a ton of fun, I'll have to put up some pictures. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,084
Posted By Kiki
I know, it's crazy. When we were in our other...

I know, it's crazy. When we were in our other city, they didn't even have recycling available to the residents, so I was pretty excited to move to our new area. There are still a good chunk of things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,084
Posted By Kiki
I wish I could do this, our city wont let us...

I wish I could do this, our city wont let us recycle used paper plates, cups, bowls, or napkins, seems silly to me, especially because we can recycle food cans. :confused:
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-15-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Hi!
Views: 618
Posted By Kiki
Welcome! happyface

Welcome! happyface
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 07-15-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,185
Posted By Kiki
No penalties for filing at the end of the year,...

No penalties for filing at the end of the year, and yes you can still use TurboTax Online, I used them last year. You just have to use the Business Edition instead of the Personal.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,084
Posted By Kiki
Yep! Before we moved in Feb, the home we were in...

Yep! Before we moved in Feb, the home we were in didn't have a dishwasher. I had 4 day care children, my 3 children, and my 2 nieces. They each have a breakfast plate (or bowl) and a lunch plate (or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,286
Posted By Kiki
Agreed with other posters, check your contract...

Agreed with other posters, check your contract and go from there. Agree with another previous poster, in the future, if you feel something is big enough to be reported you shouldn't return your child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,164
Posted By Kiki
Just make a normal profile page, and put...

Just make a normal profile page, and put everything to 'Friends Only', and I mean EVERYTHING. And don't tag; if you tag, their friends can see.
The only issue I see with private pages is the fact...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,219
Posted By Kiki
He can't nap out of site with a monitor, and you...

He can't nap out of site with a monitor, and you doing visual checks? Maybe double check that just in case. (If you didn't already!) If you can't do that, then he might just have to go on the same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,164
Posted By Kiki
Public/no names, all of my parents sign a basic...

Public/no names, all of my parents sign a basic photo release form that gives me permission to use their children's photos on both my Facebook and website.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,424
Posted By Kiki
Each of the kids in my care have totes by the...

Each of the kids in my care have totes by the front door. I ask parents to bring the blankets from home, and we store them in their tote so they don't really come in contact with the other ones.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,671
Posted By Kiki
likethis Exactly! Do what works best for your...

likethis Exactly! Do what works best for your group, or try a suggestion that is given here, and if it works fantastic, if not, that's ok too!
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 07-13-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,438
Posted By Kiki
I cook before we eat, if our snacks are things...

I cook before we eat, if our snacks are things made from scratch like breads/muffins/granola, the kids help me prepare it, and we toss it in the oven during nap time so it's ready when they get up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,164
Posted By Kiki
This for me too. Although I'll be honest, I...

This for me too. Although I'll be honest, I haven't updated this week. It's only been my own children and one other DCG here so its been a pretty laid back week. I also have my menu posted as a note...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,621
Posted By Kiki
I answered in bold, just some suggestions, I'm...

I answered in bold, just some suggestions, I'm sure the more seasoned providers here will even better ideas for you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By Kiki
I posted in it, I started another discussion too...

I posted in it, I started another discussion too about other easy workouts we can do in our home. Even if it means looking like a loon and doing it with the kids around, I'm going to try some new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,671
Posted By Kiki
likethis I do about the same here. My children...

likethis I do about the same here. My children are the worst offenders, and for awhile I did do the scooper hands, but you bet your ruby slippers they still wouldn't pick up after I did it. I found...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,206
Posted By Kiki
I have breast feeding mommas send milk in storage...

I have breast feeding mommas send milk in storage bags, they have measurements on them, and you can pour into the bottle what you are going to use right away, and put the rest back into the fridge...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,126
Posted By Kiki
Mine are about the same too, kids get a lot of...

Mine are about the same too, kids get a lot of bruises, scrapes, red marks, scratches, and yucks. My children's legs are covered completely in battle marks from their play. (I mean my OWN children,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,922
Posted By Kiki
I made one, but it looks like Michael or Blackcat...

I made one, but it looks like Michael or Blackcat need to add a few more categories for groups, I just tossed it into a random one, sorry if that screws stuff up. :o I'll send out invites, I made it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,065
Posted By Kiki
I agree with all of the PP-make sure you address...

I agree with all of the PP-make sure you address the issue with the parents, just let them know, 'Hey my kids are still sleeping in the morning, will you make sure to bring them to the door as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,922
Posted By Kiki
I want to be a part of this group! I only...

I want to be a part of this group!

I only drink water now, DH is a big soda fan, and I can only do one every few weeks, they make my belly hurt soooo bad. And yea-I get the tongue scrapping thing,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,287
Posted By Kiki
What about letting him suck on ice instead? It's...

What about letting him suck on ice instead? It's still water intake, but not quite as much. Maybe let him make his own little ice cubes with food coloring, and he can pick a color to suck on for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,287
Posted By Kiki
This too! likethis

This too! likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,287
Posted By Kiki
My oldest DD actually walks around at night and...

My oldest DD actually walks around at night and tries to use the bathroom everywhere too, our Dr. said it's actually pretty common in children, they wake up, but aren't fully awake enough to realize...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-12-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,010
Posted By Kiki
happyface Welcome!

happyface Welcome!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,435
Posted By Kiki
:lol: If only we had thought of it before! It...

:lol: If only we had thought of it before! It sure is addicting though, I was on it for almost 2 hours last night and didn't even notice because I was too busy reading and soaking everything in....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,645
Posted By Kiki
:lol: :lol: :lol: So very very true. And go get...

:lol: :lol: :lol: So very very true. And go get your money, send them a notice, give them 30 days, then send them to collections. You can do it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,480
Posted By Kiki
happyfacehappyface So glad it went well for...

happyfacehappyface

So glad it went well for you! Keep us updated on if they pick you or not. And yea, I'm still in shock about the ice cream too. It's just..:eek: :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,435
Posted By Kiki
Thanks! I didn't even think about doing a forum...

Thanks! I didn't even think about doing a forum search. :o I use my real name on my Pinterest so my family can find me if they want to follow, I'll PM you guys my link.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,689
Posted By Kiki
Does it have a lid!? :ouch: :ouch: :lol: :lol: ...

Does it have a lid!? :ouch: :ouch: :lol: :lol:

We have a red chair here that is our time away chair, I just tell whoever needs to use it that they need to get the red chair and take a break for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,435
Posted By Kiki
Pinterest

How many of you are on it? I'd love to follow some pins for new ideas for crafts/food/decorations, whatever you have up. Since we probably don't want to give real names here, shoot me a PM if you're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By Kiki
:eek: Yikes! I hope the two that have been there...

:eek: Yikes! I hope the two that have been there before settle in well, and help the others to settle. At least it's a group you can train all at once, and you don't have to rinse and repeat week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By Kiki
I agree with others, remove the emotion from it,...

I agree with others, remove the emotion from it, and treat it like you would with a dck. You really aren't doing anything wrong, my youngest DD will be 4 in October and still has her 'MY Momma'...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By Kiki
I will trade you. All three of mine. For........

I will trade you. All three of mine. For..... none of yours. I will even throw some pies and cookies in the box with them! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By Kiki
happyface Woo nice rule to have in place, now...

happyface Woo nice rule to have in place, now lets hope people take it serious, and aren't still jerkfaces and do the false complaints anyway!



:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4,201
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,153
Posted By Kiki
:mad::mad: Health Codes? Sorry, nobodies urine...

:mad::mad:
Health Codes? Sorry, nobodies urine is going in my fridge. Especially a child that does not belong to me. I would have been furious, and ran out the door and said to take the child home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,249
Posted By Kiki
I don't think you should be worried at all. The...

I don't think you should be worried at all. The DCG I have had for the longest came to me from a horrible provider. She was left in a highchair pretty much all day long, was 10 months old when she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,008
Posted By Kiki
To be fair to the parents, if they are used to...

To be fair to the parents, if they are used to walking in and out and their pick up/drop off times, they probably didn't think twice about it. I do see where you are coming from though.

My door is...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 07-11-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,570
Posted By Kiki
This; I was also wondering more info on this...

This; I was also wondering more info on this actually. How often would you ladies say you do go over, and claim the overage on your taxes?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By Kiki
I don't list mine. Nor do I put it in any other...

I don't list mine. Nor do I put it in any other ad that I have put up. I don't want a parent to pick me based off of my fees alone, I want them to pick me because they read my site, and liked what my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,668
Posted By Kiki
I agree to a point. :) If they are bringing extra...

I agree to a point. :) If they are bringing extra on top of what their child wanted to wear for the day, I really wouldn't think much of it. If they brought them without an extra set though, and they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,605
Posted By Kiki
Didn't you recently just do an increase in rates...

Didn't you recently just do an increase in rates for parents so you could provide food? Print out the chart, give it to the mom and let her know it's not enough food, tell her she has two choices:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,110
Posted By Kiki
I don't provide it either, too much at stake!...

I don't provide it either, too much at stake! Wrong doses, allergic reactions, the list goes on. Sorry, my curiosity always kills me, what kind of medicine was it? Did they need it during the day, or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,740
Posted By Kiki
My area consists of one room, and it's plain, but...

My area consists of one room, and it's plain, but I'll post a picture up I promise.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,002
Posted By Kiki
You pay if someone contacts you? What a stinkin...

You pay if someone contacts you? What a stinkin joke; stuff like that is such a rip off for both providers and parents! :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,002
Posted By Kiki
I was just poking around on the site, there a few...

I was just poking around on the site, there a few in home centers posted for my area, but they look outdated, I might give it a shot anyway just to have my name out there in a few places. You never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2012, 03:48 PM
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Views: 3,537
Posted By Kiki
I agree. I like Blackcat's idea too, makes me...

I agree. I like Blackcat's idea too, makes me wonder if we have someone in our area that does that too and I just don't know about her/him!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,531
Posted By Kiki
lovethis I think I'm in love with those...

lovethis I think I'm in love with those bookshelves. That would be awesome for my own children, they currently share one bookshelf between all 3 of them, and separating their books to their own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,531
Posted By Kiki
! What is the rain gutter bookshelf?! Do tell.

! What is the rain gutter bookshelf?! Do tell.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,002
Posted By Kiki
You can, just pick either child care provider, or...

You can, just pick either child care provider, or day care center. I have both profiles, one for a babysitter, and one for a child care provider. It's free, but you are only able to contact through...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,531
Posted By Kiki
:lol: Didn't think of that! It is still on my...

:lol: Didn't think of that! It is still on my future wish list though, just for the fact that it is cute as heck.

Ran across this too, we have board games here that are shoved under beds/on top of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,002
Posted By Kiki
Yea-if you are advertising as a day care, you...

Yea-if you are advertising as a day care, you have to register as one, not a babysitter or they will remove your profile. I got around this by not advertising that I was a day care. Get parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,531
Posted By Kiki
Speaking of Organizing

We don't really have any squishy lovies in our day care room because they drive me up the wall. Even my own kids are only allowed to keep 2 on their bed at a time, the rest are hidden in their closet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,865
Posted By Kiki
Are they going to be there for all of next week,...

Are they going to be there for all of next week, or are they really leaving in the middle of a week?
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-09-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By Kiki
Welcome. :D

Welcome. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,211
Posted By Kiki
I looked through your pictures, but I have a...

I looked through your pictures, but I have a question before I give you suggestions. How much of that do you use on a daily basis? Can you list more than 15 items in those rooms (by items I mean...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,892
Posted By Kiki
Have you tried Care.Com? Most of the parents...

Have you tried Care.Com? Most of the parents there are looking for nannies, or young people they can pay nickles to, but I've found a few gems there.

If that is still a no go, I agree with other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,211
Posted By Kiki
I have some suggestions for you, but it's late. I...

I have some suggestions for you, but it's late. I just wanted to say: You have Peek A Blocks!! lovethis lovethis them, my oldest DD was barely 1 when they came out, and we bought her all of them. Not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,180
Posted By Kiki
likethis I just re-wrote my handbook, and adapted...

likethis I just re-wrote my handbook, and adapted your policy, I really liked it. I don't really have an age limit here so to speak, but I would work with any child that was showing an interest in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,580
Posted By Kiki
I use a floor lamp in my day care room, we only...

I use a floor lamp in my day care room, we only have to use it in the winter time though. Nobody really notices it. It's off in a corner by our window, and away from our main area, so the kids don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By Kiki
If I ever have to dry a project mid-way, I get my...

If I ever have to dry a project mid-way, I get my oldest DD to control my hair dryer on low setting to dry them. I fill the other kids' time with a mini project in between. These projects that dry...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,809
Posted By Kiki
Will you adopt me?

Will you adopt me?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,517
Posted By Kiki
Oh man, I can't imagine that. My mom lives in the...

Oh man, I can't imagine that. My mom lives in the area of Ogden that they evacuated today because of the brush fire that was close to homes. And now there is a new brush fire burning in Alpine. It's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,517
Posted By Kiki
:D :lol: Our lawn too, doesn't matter how much...

:D :lol:
Our lawn too, doesn't matter how much we water it, it looks like somebody dumped a pan of crispy hash browns all over our lawn.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,517
Posted By Kiki
92, tomorrow is supposed to be 91, with clouds....

92, tomorrow is supposed to be 91, with clouds. Thursday, they are saying thunderstorms, I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that it really does it is bone dry here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,809
Posted By Kiki
I should have added into my post that I'm closed...

I should have added into my post that I'm closed for the rest of the week after today. My last pick up should be at 5:15, I'm counting down, yay vacation time! :D happyface happyface happyface


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