Daycare.com Forum Kidacare by Minute Menu Force of Nature Disinfectant HiMama Childcare App

Go Back   Daycare.com Forum > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 100 of 1123
Search took 0.05 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Snowmom
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 58
Posted By Snowmom
I am open MLK day. Although, next year, I...

I am open MLK day.

Although, next year, I will be changing that since it's pretty typical that all schools now close that day in my area. I'd rather spend the day with my own school age kids, so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5,553
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 597,446
Posted By Snowmom
5 minutes before pick up, I think you should...

5 minutes before pick up, I think you should change her back into her underwear.
Tell mom: "She went through 6 diapers today but she knew you were coming to pick her up and she told me mom said she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By Snowmom
What I personally would do is let them go....

What I personally would do is let them go. Sometimes kids just don't adjust, no matter what techniques we use or how much time goes by. It's usually best to phrase this as "best for the child's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Snowmom
Why is this a FORMER client? Personally, if...

Why is this a FORMER client?

Personally, if someone leaves my daycare, I don't take them back. UNLESS the child they had aged out and a new one comes in.

I guess looking at your situation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By Snowmom
likethis In a room full of 12 kids 5yrs and...

likethis
In a room full of 12 kids 5yrs and under, including one or two usually crying or screaming... I think it should be expected! :lol:

I would have just laughed and said "yea, my mom voice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Snowmom
Personally, I'm very, very strict with my illness...

Personally, I'm very, very strict with my illness policy.

I am that way because I have gotten deathly ill from sick children being brought to daycare. No joke- I was hospitalized for nearly two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By Snowmom
How long have you had him? I've had several...

How long have you had him?

I've had several new enrollees act this way.
Only 1 never adapted to the daycare nap expectations. It usually takes 2-3 weeks (of FT enrollment!) to fall into routine....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By Snowmom
I know you said they'll be leaving soon, so...

I know you said they'll be leaving soon, so you're not too concerned with it. And yes, it is an odd generation now that lets kids do what they want, when they want with no consequences.

The only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Snowmom
I've never had foster kids enrolled so I'm...

I've never had foster kids enrolled so I'm curious, what is this post referring to?
Does the state check in on their childcare provider?
Or is this a parent needing to pick up to bring to an...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-03-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 99
Posted By Snowmom
New Roof & Insurance

We recently had hail damage and replaced the roof and gutters.
Insurance covered everything except obviously the $2000 insurance deductible.

Should anything that insurance covered (or the paid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5,553
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 597,446
Posted By Snowmom
Influenza outbreak in our schools (literally over...

Influenza outbreak in our schools (literally over 40% of the school pop).

Confirmed Influenza case in my daycare. 2 other kids out with likely symptoms too. Informed all families last night of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By Snowmom
Nearly the same thing happened to me a few years...

Nearly the same thing happened to me a few years back.

Kid had a bad case of impetigo on his whole body and Dad tried dropping off the kid, who was screaming in pain.
I said no, Dad got irate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By Snowmom
I have "one drop off and pick up per day, per...

I have "one drop off and pick up per day, per family".
I also have an 8:45 cut off time for drop offs.

I am not interested in making a family's life easier... I'm interested in running a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,774
Posted By Snowmom
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: ...

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
Truer words have never been spoken.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By Snowmom
Too bad, so sad. Kidding. Kind of. ...

Too bad, so sad.

Kidding. Kind of.
Honestly, I really don't care if they are upset. The policy is there to protect everyone. I just did it today actually. Child had a nasty cough and 100.4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5,553
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 597,446
Posted By Snowmom
Baffles the mind! So true. I wised...

Baffles the mind!



So true.
I wised up and put in a clause a few years ago: Any notice given between October 1st-December 31st will need to pay for the Christmas break before their enrollment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5,553
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 597,446
Posted By Snowmom
Figures.:( I always get families giving...

Figures.:(

I always get families giving their notice this time of year and daycare hop to the next one after New Years to try and get out of paying for Christmas/New Years.
Happens every year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 864
Posted By Snowmom
I hear you. I'm closed/paid every year from...

I hear you.
I'm closed/paid every year from 12/24-1/1.
I didn't officially close Monday 12/23 this year but I should have because I know I'll have at least one family here. The one that lives two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 485
Posted By Snowmom
Then they need to invest in another one. As...

Then they need to invest in another one.

As well as make sure their emergency contacts have proper equipment.

I once had a mom go OFF on me because she thought I should be supplying their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Snowmom
https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Public/DHS-...

https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Public/DHS-3826-ENG

Page 36 starts to explain the background study revision.

I'm still not 100% clear on my understanding of it either. Our county told us...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 485
Posted By Snowmom
Is the parent going to the car with the younger...

Is the parent going to the car with the younger sibling or is this happening while both kids are present?

Personally, I make it clear that as soon as the parent arrives, they are now the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By Snowmom
No, I wouldn't. I don't administer any meds....

No, I wouldn't.
I don't administer any meds. It's a huge liability for a non-custodial caregiver. If they need meds, they stay home.

Pink eye is also an automatic exclusion here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 33,311
Posted By Snowmom
Oh, the irony. :lol: :rolleyes:

Oh, the irony.

:lol:


:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5,553
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 597,446
Posted By Snowmom
lovethis I heard it's pretty heavy up...

lovethis

I heard it's pretty heavy up north. We started out the day with freezing rain. It just started snowing here about an hour ago and we already have a good 1-2 inches.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5,553
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 597,446
Posted By Snowmom
Oh hell no. If my policies are "crap", then...

Oh hell no.
If my policies are "crap", then they can take their little entitled arse right back out the door.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By Snowmom
Good luck! Maybe things will go smoothly now...

Good luck!
Maybe things will go smoothly now that you've got the mindset that "it's really happening this time".
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By Snowmom
I don't think it's unprofessional to have a...

I don't think it's unprofessional to have a one-one conversation with her telling her your big news.
Just ask her to keep it confidential until you make your formal announcement in a few weeks.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,086
Posted By Snowmom
That's definitely your "why". It has nothing...

That's definitely your "why".

It has nothing to do with you and everything to do with mom.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,033
Posted By Snowmom
They are fighting you to eliminate nap? Just...

They are fighting you to eliminate nap?

Just keep saying "I do not provide a nap-free environment."

I really don't care what their argument is. It's not a service I provide. If they want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By Snowmom
15 years ago, I worked as a leasing agent for an...

15 years ago, I worked as a leasing agent for an apartment complex. We did this (left the ID of the person getting a tour in our locked office when we left). It was because if something happened to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By Snowmom
Pretty sure I'd comment on that Facebook post:...

Pretty sure I'd comment on that Facebook post: how's the allergies?

Then I'd text her not to bother returning.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5,553
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 597,446
Posted By Snowmom
Wow. What the heck is BabyWise and why is...

Wow.
What the heck is BabyWise and why is telling parents to sleep deprive their infants?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Snowmom
Unless you're doing a complete overhaul and...

Unless you're doing a complete overhaul and changing your style of learning, I would keep it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5,553
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 597,446
Posted By Snowmom
A set of siblings put notice in Wednesday...

A set of siblings put notice in Wednesday (expected w/3rd on the way) and another child today.

It's always the holidays. :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,017
Posted By Snowmom
They're getting desperate with all the negative...

They're getting desperate with all the negative press. :lol:
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-12-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By Snowmom
Are there multiple staff members involved in the...

Are there multiple staff members involved in the care of your child? I'm an in-home provider, not a center, so I can only give an outside persepective, but I imagine center employees just don't have...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-08-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 167,452
Posted By Snowmom
If it doesn't work for you, then find a different...

If it doesn't work for you, then find a different daycare that aligns with what you want.
No, there's no law that tells a business owner what holidays they can and can not be paid for. :rolleyes:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By Snowmom
He physically touched you? Has been verbally...

He physically touched you? Has been verbally abusive?

If it were me:
#1 I'd have the police on speed dial and ready to go in my hand.
#2 I'd call my licensor with a heads up.
#3 Have your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Snowmom
Same No way I have enough room in my...

Same


No way I have enough room in my fridge for several milk choices. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 884
Posted By Snowmom
"I don't like it here".... Me: "That's too...

"I don't like it here"....

Me:
"That's too bad" and I'm off to start a fun activity. He can join or don't. I'm not going to stress about his choice.

"Me neither" with an over exaggerated lip...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,911
Posted By Snowmom
By doing all the parental duties so the parent...

By doing all the parental duties so the parent doesn't have to?
By refusing to contaminate our home and childcare environment in feces and urine?
By not supporting a parent's unreasonable demands?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By Snowmom
I'm just going to leave this right here. ...

I'm just going to leave this right here.
https://kstp.com/news/big-lake-chief-police-says-resident-wrongfully-shamed-after-facebook-post/5533608/

It's never a good idea to jump to conclusions...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By Snowmom
I mentioned I'm also MN (just as the OP). 8...

I mentioned I'm also MN (just as the OP).
8 miles would add maybe 15-30 minutes in the cities during rush hour. Our city area has multiple highway systems that are all easily accessible and really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By Snowmom
I agree on every point. Part of me says...

I agree on every point.
Part of me says though: the location is as much a part of the services as the provider themselves- so yes, I would have refunded as well. BUT, 8 miles? 8 miles?
Also being...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-31-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By Snowmom
I have a feeling your child's formal school years...

I have a feeling your child's formal school years are going to be interesting.

When you enroll your child in any program, there are rules you need to follow OR find a different program that more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By Snowmom
O.M.G. There's a first for everything.

O.M.G.

There's a first for everything.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By Snowmom
:lol:likethis

:lol:likethis
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-30-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 28,571
Posted By Snowmom
I hope you told them where they could shove it...

I hope you told them where they could shove it before you left. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By Snowmom
I just copy/paste to each family. I would think...

I just copy/paste to each family.
I would think there would be spam issues with creating an app like that.

Maybe look at Brightwheel? I know you can do lots of of communicating through that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By Snowmom
**LIABILITY** ^ That's me screaming there. ...

**LIABILITY**

^ That's me screaming there.

This is the perfect example of why every child should be coming into daycare walking freely and of their own volition.
Awake, prepared for the day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Snowmom
I have not. But I wouldn't hesitate doing so. ...

I have not.
But I wouldn't hesitate doing so.
Violence is not tolerated towards me or others. Any child who hits another child with malice is on immediate probation. Any child who thought they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By Snowmom
I am constantly on the mouthers here. They...

I am constantly on the mouthers here.
They only get to play with certain toys and I keep that area just for them. I have a large space though, so this is easy for me to do. They are told they only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 876
Posted By Snowmom
Yes, all did. Years ago when I implemented...

Yes, all did.

Years ago when I implemented the tiered rate structure, I had a mom who tried arguing with me about it. The issue was she could pick up at the earlier rate/time a couple days a week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By Snowmom
"After having a moment to consider the...

"After having a moment to consider the consequences of letting dcb arrive today, it is in the best interest of the group as a whole to stick to my illness policy and health department...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 876
Posted By Snowmom
???? I'm in it for me 100%. Otherwise, I...

????
I'm in it for me 100%.
Otherwise, I wouldn't be doing this. It's a job. A business. If it's not treated as such, then it's purpose has no use to me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By Snowmom
I texted it, so I didn't get to see the reaction...

I texted it, so I didn't get to see the reaction in person. If it ever happens again, I will definitely do it in person, because I think it'd be funny.
She just responded "ok". Never mentioned it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By Snowmom
I'm paid for all holidays and the Christmas Break...

I'm paid for all holidays and the Christmas Break (12/24-1/1).
Time off beyond that is unpaid (but worked into my rates).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By Snowmom
Funny story. I had one mom last year that...

Funny story.

I had one mom last year that tried to have this discussion with me. Even after referring her to my handbook, which specifically states "every child enrolled rests at nap time. Do not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By Snowmom
By stating "we", I am assuming you are a center...

By stating "we", I am assuming you are a center based childcare, not in-home provider?

I think center based has different parental expectations than a family/in-home business. The higher price and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,911
Posted By Snowmom
Agree! One. I control the environment here....

Agree! One.

I control the environment here. Parents DO NOT GET A SAY in my policies. Ever. The child has not demonstrated they are ready (by the lack of readiness signs), so they are not ready in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 876
Posted By Snowmom
I don't discuss anyone else's rate or timeframe,...

I don't discuss anyone else's rate or timeframe, that's confidential information and everyone's contract is unique. Ultimately, that's what I'd say if someone inquired.

I ask what timeframe THEY...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Snowmom
I don't take infants very often for several...

I don't take infants very often for several reasons. But they are in high demand here- usually a year to find one available.

The typical procedure here: Enrollment fee due up front and weekly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By Snowmom
I won't touch another family's carseat for...

I won't touch another family's carseat for liability reasons.

I also don't allow them inside or outside my home for both sanitary and liability reasons.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By Snowmom
To be clear: I did not intend for the OP to TELL...

To be clear: I did not intend for the OP to TELL the family how they should handle meds at home... That was an EXAMPLE of how medicines that need to be administered multiple times a day can be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 911
Posted By Snowmom
Lol. I stopped shopping at Target after they...

Lol. I stopped shopping at Target after they remodeled.
So, I guess it does happen. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 911
Posted By Snowmom
I have the perfect solution: get rid of this...

I have the perfect solution: get rid of this family.

She (and her kids) sounds disrespectful. Why deal with that?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By Snowmom
I don't administer any meds beyond life saving...

I don't administer any meds beyond life saving measures (epi pens, asthma meds, etc- all conditions must have documentation).
Administering meds is a liability. One liability that should be on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Snowmom
I think it sounded professional. I made a...

I think it sounded professional.

I made a clause last year that states: I do not allow late arrivals for Dr visits of any kind. Please schedule vaccinations on days you will be able to monitor for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By Snowmom
We had installed one in our previous home. It...

We had installed one in our previous home.
It was an all in one storm door with attached doggie door. We got it at Home Depot and it was fairly inexpensive for an entire door.

It's still a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 905
Posted By Snowmom
This is the first year I remembered to schedule...

This is the first year I remembered to schedule November 1st off. I'm so glad I did! The Halloween hangover is a beast.

I am open Halloween. Since all my families are gone at 4:30, it's never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By Snowmom
lovethis

lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By Snowmom
I have a late fee slip and usually hand it over...

I have a late fee slip and usually hand it over the next morning. On the slip, it says "as outlined in your contract, late fees apply X and will be immediately charged to your account. Repeated...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By Snowmom
Wow. Parenting just keeps getting weirder and...

Wow. Parenting just keeps getting weirder and weirder.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5,553
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 597,446
Posted By Snowmom
I don't see why you "can't" tell her. I'd...

I don't see why you "can't" tell her.
I'd weigh the options: $30-$50 for one day or a day off... no brainer. Day off would win.
The fact that it's their last day makes it an even easier decision....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By Snowmom
No problem. I'm gathering you have...

No problem.

I'm gathering you have contracted hours for each family since you mentioned kids are still at your house during the times they are asking for additional hour(s).

If it were me, the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By Snowmom
Elaborate please. You said you want to put an...

Elaborate please.
You said you want to put an end to it but want to charge, so I'm a bit confused.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,496
Posted By Snowmom
Mine aren't listed because rates are based on...

Mine aren't listed because rates are based on individual needs with the earliest pick up times being considerably less than later pick up times.
Out of the ten families enrolled, only two are at the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,075
Posted By Snowmom
They always say that. And it's never true.

They always say that.
And it's never true.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5,553
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 597,446
Posted By Snowmom
Both :D I often wonder how my neighbors feel...

Both :D

I often wonder how my neighbors feel about the noise outside when the kids go out. They're an older couple who are home most of the day. I hope if they are bothered by it, they would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5,553
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 597,446
Posted By Snowmom
I get those too. If you've ever applied for a...

I get those too.
If you've ever applied for a grant, they put your name on a list of potential awards. They NEVER update the list though. I've had multiple things delivered to an old address.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,324
Posted By Snowmom
I enforce table manners during meal times. ...

I enforce table manners during meal times.

We sit nicely (feet forward), say please/thank you and wait to be excused.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5,553
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 597,446
Posted By Snowmom
This is the first year I haven't been on the...

This is the first year I haven't been on the grant committee in about 5/6 years. I opened up the application this year and it took me a good hour to figure out things after this new change in their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Snowmom
I wouldn't text a rate increase. I'd do a...

I wouldn't text a rate increase.
I'd do a formal letter requiring a signature.

As far as notice, 30 days would be my minimum for changes to their contract.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By Snowmom
Absolutely both. The late fees are assigned...

Absolutely both.

The late fees are assigned to the late child's account. It is that family's responsibility to make sure the child is picked up on time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By Snowmom
In the beginning, yes, I stressed a bit thinking...

In the beginning, yes, I stressed a bit thinking I had to be open as much as possible.

Now, I couldn't care less what they think. What switched my thinking? Because I refuse to neglect my own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,265
Posted By Snowmom
I find your post extremely discouraging and...

I find your post extremely discouraging and judgmental as well.

To also point out:
1. We are NOT employees. We are business owners.
2. You have no basis to say the OP's observations are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,337
Posted By Snowmom
There ARE parents who are great at picking up...

There ARE parents who are great at picking up their children at the earliest possible time they can. There are also parents who drop off the moment a provider opens and picks up the moment they close...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By Snowmom
I used to. It was typically I book that I...

I used to.

It was typically I book that I wrote a little something in.
I'd search Amazon for preschool books that had their name in the title.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,337
Posted By Snowmom
If you charge open-close, then you will have...

If you charge open-close, then you will have families who bring their kids the moment you open to the moment you close.

Like Blackcat said, if you charge based on contracted hours, you will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By Snowmom
Same. No seconds on grains unless it's mixed...

Same.

No seconds on grains unless it's mixed in with the main course and I have extra. Veggies are typically their option for seconds at lunch. Fruits/veggies are usually the option for breakfast...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By Snowmom
I actually would. I have had so many families...

I actually would. I have had so many families want to train their child at around 17 months. They may think you'll start the process so they can get their child ready for the next one (who may offer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By Snowmom
She would need a diagnosis for it or it's...

She would need a diagnosis for it or it's considered vomit.
Vomit=home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By Snowmom
I purchased my domain years ago through Go Daddy...

I purchased my domain years ago through Go Daddy then transferred it to Namecheap (better prices).

I have my website designed and hosted through wix.com.
Super easy. I post a link to quite often...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By Snowmom
I don't usually have too many issues because I'm...

I don't usually have too many issues because I'm pretty blunt the first time it happens with a family.

The "I forgot" excuse gets the reply: "I didn't forget to buy your child food and supplies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,349
Posted By Snowmom
Smart decision!

Smart decision!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By Snowmom
Wow. That mom is ballsy. I had a dad go...

Wow. That mom is ballsy.

I had a dad go through my cupboards during an interview once. I never enrolled them though... that was such a rude thing to do in my opinion. I don't care if it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,349
Posted By Snowmom
Seems fishy. What state are you in? In...

Seems fishy.

What state are you in?

In mine, I can have a policy to ONLY accept children who are up to date on immunizations. That just means I have to have the same policy across the board for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By Snowmom
In my handbook, it reads: Nap time is...

In my handbook, it reads:
Nap time is non-negotiable. Every child is required to rest their minds and bodies between 1-3. Please do not ask for this time to be modified in any way. Please respect...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 782
Posted By Snowmom
One and done.

One and done.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By Snowmom
Then write up your "extended leave/hold" policy...

Then write up your "extended leave/hold" policy and just hand it to her at pick up and say "this is the policy on extended maternity leave. Please review, sign at the bottom and return."

In my...
Showing results 1 to 100 of 1123

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:34 AM.



Daycare.com         Find A Daycare         List Your Daycare         Toys & Products                 About Us

Daycare.com
Please read our Disclaimer before continuing.

Topics pertain mainly to the following States:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming