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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By rosieteddy
Ha ha ha lol I bet not!

Ha ha ha lol I bet not!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By rosieteddy
Cat Herder is right.I would not give a...

Cat Herder is right.I would not give a refund.They choose last two weeks so be it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By rosieteddy
My suggestion would be to close.At 62 and with...

My suggestion would be to close.At 62 and with some health concerns why not? In Ma.right now all DC centers are closed until May4th that is along with all schools and colleges .This is serious. Let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 613
Posted By rosieteddy
As hard as it is ,they have to close daycares....

As hard as it is ,they have to close daycares. Those children can get the virus and spread it without symptoms. The 6 ,10 or more children you care for may have siblings ,elderly grandparents and or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By rosieteddy
Why not offer 4 day slot .Take Friday or Monday...

Why not offer 4 day slot .Take Friday or Monday close and charge a little more for 4 days.At one point I closed Fridays and instead of 250 for five days charged 225 for 4 days.They saved 25 dollars...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By rosieteddy
All great answers.You will regret it if you have...

All great answers.You will regret it if you have to miss his meets.There will be other DC clients your family grows up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By rosieteddy
I always had a neighbor on standby in an...

I always had a neighbor on standby in an emergency situation.Even if just to help with calming the children down.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By rosieteddy
I had a great 3 season porch.When it was raining...

I had a great 3 season porch.When it was raining or too cold we would put coats on.There was an oval rug they marched and pulled pull toys around the rug to music.Sometimes we would play like musical...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-04-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By rosieteddy
Do you need Daycare because you work?If the...

Do you need Daycare because you work?If the answer is yes then you need to prepare him for group care. That would mean teaching him to sleep alone,stopping nursing to sleep ect. If you do not work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By rosieteddy
The only requirement you can truly control is...

The only requirement you can truly control is Baby must take a bottle well before care starts.I would have mom come and feed child bottle at least once the week before start day.If child can not take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By rosieteddy
I think 6 is to early for bed.They barely get...

I think 6 is to early for bed.They barely get home and eat when they are put to bed.Mom needs to push it out at least till 7.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By rosieteddy
I also would term.It is not fair to the child,you...

I also would term.It is not fair to the child,you or the other children. I would give a two week notice.You have done your best.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 33,789
Posted By rosieteddy
I can not count the number of times I have had to...

I can not count the number of times I have had to say "close your mouth and swallow your spit. LOL some kids need to be taught this.Did he possibly have a bottle or pacifier longer than the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By rosieteddy
I was lucky I asked our association (D.C) if...

I was lucky I asked our association (D.C) if there were any new providers. One women bought the 5 seat stroller ,kitchen set and all the play bikes for 350.Some things I just gave to provider friends...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By rosieteddy
You could serve snack, do story time and then a...

You could serve snack, do story time and then a little adult led play time modeling quieter activities in your playspace. Obviously two hours at the table wouldn't work for any age. Naptime is hard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By rosieteddy
When is morning nap? I readjusted my program to...

When is morning nap? I readjusted my program to do Storytime and table activities with the toddlers while babies slept.Maybe take loudest toys away at that time.I know the "screamer"is just playing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By rosieteddy
I would go with "sorry no longer offering 2 days...

I would go with "sorry no longer offering 2 days only".If pushed state that you lost cousin because of this and need to fill slots.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By rosieteddy
I loved having a separate fenced yard.I fenced a...

I loved having a separate fenced yard.I fenced a dog area ,I could open the door and dog went out.It also had a gate to the "big yard".Then I had a decent fenced daycare yard.This is where the sand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By rosieteddy
In answer to your question.No you should not have...

In answer to your question.No you should not have to wash bottles.I would have asked for the three bottles to be brought the next day.I would have put the left behind bottle through the dishwasher...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By rosieteddy
I always got my forms free on...

I always got my forms free on ...thedaycarelady.com site. They are free and there is a form for everything I could think of and I could change around to fit my needs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By rosieteddy
I wasn't sure you offered half days.My program...

I wasn't sure you offered half days.My program was set up that if a child was leaving early they had to pick up before nap.I did discourage that ,that is what I meant by "special".
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By rosieteddy
Nope I would not call for 2pm pickup. That would...

Nope I would not call for 2pm pickup. That would be so disruptive to your day. I at most would want him picked up at 12:45 1 at latest.Do you offer half days?Once you start making concessions others...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 938
Posted By rosieteddy
I always expected the behavior to be good as...

I always expected the behavior to be good as well.That being said I did use a "good "chart for my own son the year he was 4.He was such a "pill".I had 3 other children 2 older 1 younger and he would...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-07-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By rosieteddy
I think you should be able to claim -o income. I...

I think you should be able to claim -o income. I would look into it ,possibly with a professional tax person.Start up costs should be deductible.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 938
Posted By rosieteddy
I personally would ask for a meeting with mom.I...

I personally would ask for a meeting with mom.I would put a stop on this now."Dear Mom,This behavior with Petey needs to stop."I would start the bye bye outside take him in then let her do the sign...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By rosieteddy
Close the rest of the week.Reopen Monday .

Close the rest of the week.Reopen Monday .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By rosieteddy
I totally get it.That is a huge disadvantage to...

I totally get it.That is a huge disadvantage to Family child care.Enrollment can be so fickle. I would sit and figure a pro and con list for staying open and one for closing.Do what you think will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By rosieteddy
Why not start closing procedures now.Its only the...

Why not start closing procedures now.Its only the 4th of Feb,it would be kind to give a heads up.Do you really want to end this career on a sour note? I even credited my families tuition when I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By rosieteddy
I had to close after my heart attack.Not much...

I had to close after my heart attack.Not much notice andevery parent found care.First they worked together ,then when I was not able to lift anyone for weeks .I was feeling so guilty,but they were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By rosieteddy
Could you justify the terming .Like fill his spot...

Could you justify the terming .Like fill his spot with a full time infant .That way it won't feel like your just taking advantage of the influx of new clients.In the end do what you think will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By rosieteddy
Maybe try putting him in playyard with x amount...

Maybe try putting him in playyard with x amount of soft toys.Do it after the first incident each day,when the toys are gone he can watch his friends play .Let him out "rinse repeat".So stress ful for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By rosieteddy
I would send a note telling Mom she needs to text...

I would send a note telling Mom she needs to text her arrival and take them from front door.I would explain that they are testing to see who is in control.They are playing you and the parent against...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By rosieteddy
Use the Lysol spray on the legos then let it dry...

Use the Lysol spray on the legos then let it dry naturally.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-29-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By rosieteddy
Your feelings are very real.Its winter,holidays...

Your feelings are very real.Its winter,holidays are over everyone is cooped up.When my family was young I always tried to do something on weekends.For me nighttime was to hard.I quickly cleaned up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By rosieteddy
Its so stressful when the state steps in.I always...

Its so stressful when the state steps in.I always felt they needed to find "something"job preservation if you will.Sorry you are going through this .I think it sounds like you have the solution.Copy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By rosieteddy
I o pickup.always charged per family.After 3 late...

I o pickup.always charged per family.After 3 late pick-ups I might have changed that ,it never went that far .Usually two hefty fees was enough to at least get there back up to pick up on time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By rosieteddy
If they are up by 3 parent is doing something...

If they are up by 3 parent is doing something wrong.Maybe they are putting the child down right after dinner .No playtime or parent time.Smile and say sorry everyone is up at 3 .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By rosieteddy
how late do they get up?Maybe put them down...

how late do they get up?Maybe put them down earlier up no later than 3 pm.Then I would just tell parent you will "try".Or that you will wake them up first.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By rosieteddy
Charge a little more to cover summers.If you try...

Charge a little more to cover summers.If you try to charge for summer with no attendance they would probally leave.When I had teachers contracts they paid a little more .They paid from last week of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By rosieteddy
I also had a neighbor on call in case of...

I also had a neighbor on call in case of emergency.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By rosieteddy
She could be allergic to her formula.Even breast...

She could be allergic to her formula.Even breast milk can turn.I had a sibling like that and we figured it out to be the breast milk turned when expressed and bottled.She went on formula with me and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,565
Posted By rosieteddy
There is good and bad everywhere.I worked at a...

There is good and bad everywhere.I worked at a center and ran my own family child care almost 30 yrs.Some teachers are better than others ,some days are better than others.Each parent needs to find...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By rosieteddy
I also never told perspective clients the age and...

I also never told perspective clients the age and ratio enrolled. I am licensed for 6 and am legal was all I shared.As far as child I would also set a small separate area up even a play pen.If child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 541
Posted By rosieteddy
I would insist on a Doctors note.A true allergy...

I would insist on a Doctors note.A true allergy in my program had to be creditable .Otherwise it started opening all kinds of "special"treatment plans.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By rosieteddy
Parents always brought children in to coat area.I...

Parents always brought children in to coat area.I would let them know new home new rules.You should stay with the children already there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 05:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By rosieteddy
I would go with snowmoms letter.Then I would send...

I would go with snowmoms letter.Then I would send a notice to everyone that contracted hours would be instituted.Pick a basic 9 hour window say 7am -4pm anything over 4pm and an additional charge is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By rosieteddy
I say teach him to stop moving it.You could move...

I say teach him to stop moving it.You could move those kind of furniture against a wall.I had to do that,maybe reconfigure the layout.I could have heavy table ,train table and two bookcases( low and...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 01-17-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By rosieteddy
Separate the offending child.I set up a playspace...

Separate the offending child.I set up a playspace gated and everytime they hurt remove them and ignore.Spend your time attending to the hurt child.I found sometimes especially in winter we needed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By rosieteddy
Go with your normal schedule.This is group care...

Go with your normal schedule.This is group care and you cannot cater to each individual child.I would reply with if "I WILL TRY".Then do what you need to do. Short and sweet reply then do your best...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-16-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By rosieteddy
Also a site called MERCARI sells books with...

Also a site called MERCARI sells books with little dolls to go with story (three bears ect)
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-16-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By rosieteddy
I don't even know if they make them anymore.They...

I don't even know if they make them anymore.They were a very tough material practically rip proof.You could wipe the cover and pages often to clean.They were soft so good for babies .I haven't seen...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By rosieteddy
I would nicely talk to the parents.Explain that...

I would nicely talk to the parents.Explain that licensing and or insurance does not allow unrelated adults during business hours.I would also lock gate so they can not enter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By rosieteddy
Is there a table they could be at right before...

Is there a table they could be at right before pick-up?If so I would have most of the homework (if not all )done shoes on and bags packed.They would be looking at books or playing a game.As each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By rosieteddy
I would do an age appropriate basket.Like if you...

I would do an age appropriate basket.Like if you are offering care infant through preschool Pick an age group.Say infat.I would add a few infant bibs,toys and books maybe a special onsie or tshirt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By rosieteddy
I started a sticker reward.We would sit in the...

I started a sticker reward.We would sit in the foyer for last 15 min before pickup.Each child picked a book to take to their spot.Then as each parent came in only that child got up.They greeted the...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-10-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 940
Posted By rosieteddy
I would also serve a snack not a meal.That being...

I would also serve a snack not a meal.That being said I might offer an apple for those still hungry.Maybe pb&j sandwich for the snack,or cheese sandwich.I would buy cost effective snacks.No sense...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By rosieteddy
All good answers .One thing I have noticed...

All good answers .One thing I have noticed ,especially now that I am not in it,is we expect so much of children.Don.t get upset with me.I was the same 2.5 is older in our DC world are often the "big"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By rosieteddy
I am with Blackcat on this.I to worked at a...

I am with Blackcat on this.I to worked at a center for one year.Though I enjoyed the other teachers ,I did not go along with the lead teachers "rules".I was not allowed to rock infants .I was only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By rosieteddy
I used to eat in the nap room for just that...

I used to eat in the nap room for just that reason.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By rosieteddy
Good luck,glad your husband is on the mend.It...

Good luck,glad your husband is on the mend.It might be nice to start out slow with fewer families.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By rosieteddy
You know its funny how it all works.When I was...

You know its funny how it all works.When I was little around 21/2 my mom took my infant sister back to Ireland to visit her family.She left my 2 older siblings and me with my Dad for 6 weeks...When...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By rosieteddy
I would be calling a meeting with this family.Not...

I would be calling a meeting with this family.Not acceptable to ask those kinds of questions. I personally would say something like "if you are not happy with the care ,is this your notice?".I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,027
Posted By rosieteddy
So happy for you! You have a tough job and...

So happy for you! You have a tough job and deserve to enjoy your holiday as well.Sometimes we as providers have to force parents to take the time.If you're open they will come. They would have shown...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,027
Posted By rosieteddy
If your husband is off, call it a gift to...

If your husband is off, call it a gift to yourself.The parents should gift the day to you.I used to send out a notice the week before.I would list the holidays closed and any extra days.I always said...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,027
Posted By rosieteddy
Can't you use a sick or personal day.

Can't you use a sick or personal day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,027
Posted By rosieteddy
Its only Tuesday ,send a notice tonight ."Dear...

Its only Tuesday ,send a notice tonight ."Dear Parents daycare will be closed Thursday December 26th.'I would also put a note in entryway tomorrow morning reminding of closures through both holiday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,027
Posted By rosieteddy
Is she off the 26th?I would ask her and if she is...

Is she off the 26th?I would ask her and if she is I would take it off. Especially if that is the only one coming.Frankly I would send a notice home saying due to low enrollment for that day you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 596
Posted By rosieteddy
I would have the parent call when they are in the...

I would have the parent call when they are in the driveway.Have little one ready to go and start putting boots on the 2.5 yr old.I would have his coat and things all ready on him.Tell parent to just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,138
Posted By rosieteddy
It really bothered me when helping children into...

It really bothered me when helping children into cars I would notice their projects lying crumbled on the floor.Changed my program .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 612
Posted By rosieteddy
Set up a playspace /playpen and every time he...

Set up a playspace /playpen and every time he pushes put him in there.I would give soft toys and tell him when he plays nice he can enjoy the group.Ignore him after that until he's been happy for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 990
Posted By rosieteddy
Never offered a discount.All parents ended up pre...

Never offered a discount.All parents ended up pre paying for the month .We counted Thursdays.It would be 4 or 5 weeks tuition due.I posted the number of weeks owed at beginning of the last week of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By rosieteddy
I would call her on it.I would say starting...

I would call her on it.I would say starting Monday there will be an additional fee of 15 dollars a day for 6:30 -7am.I would want the fee in cash for the week at drop off. That would be 75 extra...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,281
Posted By rosieteddy
I used to joke with parents saying "what goes on...

I used to joke with parents saying "what goes on at Daycare stays at daycare". Then of course explain exactly what you said. Normal behavior is expected. That its your job to redirect and teach...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,329
Posted By rosieteddy
As long as they are awake by 3pm there should be...

As long as they are awake by 3pm there should be no issue.I would tell parent sorry non negotiable .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By rosieteddy
That is a terrible thing to bring into Daycare on...

That is a terrible thing to bring into Daycare on a Holiday week.I would take his temp then send home he should have been fever free unmedicated for a full 24 hours.May already be to late he has most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By rosieteddy
I would just try to let him get used to...

I would just try to let him get used to everything.His world has changed drastically . Maybe let him sit and watch things next to you.I often thought how strange it was that a child was dropped off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By rosieteddy
Call for pickup.Then tell parent see you Monday...

Call for pickup.Then tell parent see you Monday if everybody is fine Sunday.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By rosieteddy
I think your tuition is fine,As previous poster...

I think your tuition is fine,As previous poster said "as long as you can make a profit".I would charge 250. full time then add 225 -4 days, keep the other 140 -2 days,180.-3days.Just a little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By rosieteddy
You are right.January is plenty of time.Why ruin...

You are right.January is plenty of time.Why ruin your last Holiday season with the families.I had a heart attack 2015 and had to stay closed (retire earlier).Every family found care.Do what you want.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By rosieteddy
What does it say in your handbook?I would do it...

What does it say in your handbook?I would do it December 1st .Right after Thanksgiving why ruin that Holiday.If you tell them before that's all they will be able to think about.I would give them that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By rosieteddy
UP THE LADDER AND DOWN THE SLIDE would be my...

UP THE LADDER AND DOWN THE SLIDE would be my number 1 2nd SIT ON YOUR BUM PLEASE and 3rd HANDS TO YOURSELF.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 998
Posted By rosieteddy
I would be happy to just be done with her ,good...

I would be happy to just be done with her ,good luck.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 998
Posted By rosieteddy
It looks like you do not owe them 2 weeks. If you...

It looks like you do not owe them 2 weeks. If you are deciding to term on the spot you are out the two week notice.I would send an email telling them that effective immediately you will not accept...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By rosieteddy
I to would stop trying to feed her a bottle,cup...

I to would stop trying to feed her a bottle,cup only.I would put her down and just play next to both babies.Sometimes I think they know we want them to want us.Food offer and just take away when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By rosieteddy
Not on the program you claim for food meal wise...

Not on the program you claim for food meal wise or what you actually spend.Food program you don't get that deduction but need to count the meal program payment on your taxes. The meal wise deduction...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By rosieteddy
I would just keep your currant program.There is...

I would just keep your currant program.There is more work involved with making,buying food and then filling out all the forms .Not worth it to me.Parents in centers often send lunches.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By rosieteddy
There was a women in my neighborhood who ran a...

There was a women in my neighborhood who ran a preschool.She did all 5 days but had 2 groups M,W,AND F.Then Tues,THURS.She had them arrive at 9am with their lunch they stayed until 12:30.She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By rosieteddy
I did the food program for many years.It was a...

I did the food program for many years.It was a pain.The day the women spilled her coffee all over the table and kitchen floor I decided to stop.Then for many more years I claimed meals on taxes.It...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-12-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By rosieteddy
I am with Josie on this .I would find a place...

I am with Josie on this .I would find a place first then move the child.I also would talk to the director and teachers again .I would call them out for lying about it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By rosieteddy
It is a tough situation.They are neighbors and...

It is a tough situation.They are neighbors and you will see them regardless.Can you talk to the Mom without the children around?Maybe suggest a coffee out.I would suggest to Mom that she send the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-11-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By rosieteddy
Well they should not lie about the...

Well they should not lie about the pacifier.However does your child sleep well without it at home?Did you completely take it away at home,completely.What about your partner do they give Pacifier?If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By rosieteddy
I never allowed special diets if no proven...

I never allowed special diets if no proven allergy present.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By rosieteddy
I had a family of 3 children.Each one started at...

I had a family of 3 children.Each one started at 3 months ,the oldest went off to full day school.Then the baby was born and mom decided to work from home.She sent 2nd child 4 yrs to preschool.She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By rosieteddy
Obviously parent is not caring.I only got parent...

Obviously parent is not caring.I only got parent involved on huge behavior issues(biting ).Otherwise I would just point out difficulties (not listening ect).Parent doesn't care they do not have same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By rosieteddy
Don't open early,and close with plenty of time to...

Don't open early,and close with plenty of time to get to the appointment.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By rosieteddy
Nope would not have taken him.I would be sending...

Nope would not have taken him.I would be sending home a letter tonight.It would say exactly what last commenter said.Child should be coherent walking talking and ready for the day.Shame on that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By rosieteddy
I let a parent do that once.They brought their...

I let a parent do that once.They brought their child at 3pm.The next week I changed the policy to child must be fever and or vomit free a full day before return.You can still change your mind.You...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By rosieteddy
Sorry your dealing with that.At 3 he should be...

Sorry your dealing with that.At 3 he should be happy some of the day right?As the old Kenny Rogers song said "YOU GOT TO KNOW WHEN TO WALK AWAY".Good luck in your next chapter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 946
Posted By rosieteddy
Just repeat policy.Parent needs to wake child in...

Just repeat policy.Parent needs to wake child in am ,serve breakfast and get ready for the day.My advice to her would be start bedtime "routine" earlier.No Tv after 7:30 quiet play in bedroom story...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By rosieteddy
Short and sweet. Blackcat has it .Enjoy an...

Short and sweet. Blackcat has it .Enjoy an afternoon with your daughter stop somewhere and don't be home for the bus.I would send a notice to all parents reminding them about the bus.
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