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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,332
Posted By ninosqueridos
My DH clears what he can before work and I can't...

My DH clears what he can before work and I can't do anything during the day either. I had a problem family tell me once after an ice storm (which DH had cleared and spread salt on), "I hope you can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,879
Posted By ninosqueridos
I have only had a plastic one (step2 lifestyle...

I have only had a plastic one (step2 lifestyle something) and the kids have loved on it for 4 years. However, I would jump on the chance of a wooden one if I could afford it. Keep the wooden one!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,328
Posted By ninosqueridos
Gotta love the teething excuse. Like the last...

Gotta love the teething excuse. Like the last one I heard...teething was causing diarrhea...and even though I sent the child home by noon, it wiped out ALL OF MY DCKS AND TWO OF MY OWN KIDS with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,904
Posted By ninosqueridos
From what I recall I have taken Potty Training ...

From what I recall I have taken
Potty Training
Infant and Toddler Care
Taming Temper Tantrums
Moving and Grooving
Developmentally Appropriate Practices

Out of those, I found the Temper...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,904
Posted By ninosqueridos
Childcarelounge.com has courses available. ...

Childcarelounge.com has courses available. They're not free, but they are reasonably priced. They also have a list by state so you could see whether the course would be accepted.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By ninosqueridos
likethis yes, this! I have a dcg, almost four...

likethis yes, this! I have a dcg, almost four who is like this recently bc of home life....custody changes with dcps often so her schedule is all over the place. HOWEVER, she comes here, and she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,788
Posted By ninosqueridos
I say I run a home daycare which *I* am proud of....

I say I run a home daycare which *I* am proud of. BUT the problem is my DH is embarrased to tell people what I do...especially his colleagues. :(. He tells them I work from home, meaning I still do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,900
Posted By ninosqueridos
I would have followed through regardless of dcm...

I would have followed through regardless of dcm standing there...."See you tomorrow....bye!" With a HUGE smile on my face.:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,664
Posted By ninosqueridos
I would never separate a dck with a cold. If I...

I would never separate a dck with a cold. If I am trying to keep my own kids from getting sick, I keep THEM out of the daycare/playroom area. I give THEM toys, books, snacks in another area.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,081
Posted By ninosqueridos
It is a little sad because they are capable of...

It is a little sad because they are capable of doing more. The same dcps comment about how nicely the 2yo's eat.......hellooooo.....they have been allowed to grow out of infancy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,342
Posted By ninosqueridos
I could have written your post! I decided to NOT...

I could have written your post! I decided to NOT pick it up anymore either this week. I told dcp's no more binkies at daycare. He does not need it. Period. DCD made a face like, "Oh?! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 562
Posted By ninosqueridos
This makes me so sick!!!! :(:(:( how...

This makes me so sick!!!! :(:(:( how horrible........
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,081
Posted By ninosqueridos
They have LOTS of teeth and can chew well. I...

They have LOTS of teeth and can chew well. I think the parents still do it with the idea that they will eat more perhaps?! And they can throw in caulif. and broccoli that the boys may otherwise...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,081
Posted By ninosqueridos
Self-Feeding Toddlers And Non-Toddler-Friendly Foods?

Over the last month, I have transitioned my twin 20 month old dcb's to the table from their highchairs (came to me at 14 months VERY babied/spoon fed for everything). They are good with a spoon now,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,934
Posted By ninosqueridos
Good luck refusing care. Hope that child gets...

Good luck refusing care. Hope that child gets the help it seems he needs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,934
Posted By ninosqueridos
I do ALL my interviews off-hours IN the playroom....

I do ALL my interviews off-hours IN the playroom. We sit on the floor and chat while the kids play. It gives me a chance to observe the child, parent-child dynamic, and also interact with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By ninosqueridos
Sorry they are looking elsewhere already. Did...

Sorry they are looking elsewhere already. Did you explain you don't have any interviews yet? Maybe if you tell them you will know, for example, one month prior to your start date at a new job, then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 254,361
Posted By ninosqueridos
Warm, fuzzy feeling day....one of my former dck...

Warm, fuzzy feeling day....one of my former dck (in K now) came for a day today...and she and my own kids were loving playing together aaallllll dayyyy. So sweet. lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,195
Posted By ninosqueridos
Doctor's note is nice, but SYMPTOMS trump...

Doctor's note is nice, but SYMPTOMS trump everything. Good luck!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,166
Posted By ninosqueridos
I don't require it (neither does my state). I...

I don't require it (neither does my state). I have all other relevant info though in case of emergency like health insurance info, emer. Contact, etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,596
Posted By ninosqueridos
I've gotten phone calls... "Remember to...

I've gotten phone calls...

"Remember to offer her water. I gave her a lot this weekend and she needed it." :rolleyes:

"Remember to change her bib. She doesn't like to be wet." Thank you, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By ninosqueridos
I go with the family I click with better....in...

I go with the family I click with better....in this case, I would choose the less uptight family. :ouch:

I don't think the parents' location matters. They must have other options close to their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,796
Posted By ninosqueridos
yikes, I wouldn't know what to say either :eek:

yikes, I wouldn't know what to say either :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,124
Posted By ninosqueridos
In NJ, being registered IS our license. The...

In NJ, being registered IS our license. The State only grants licenses to centers of 6+ children, and those of use who care for a maximum of 5 in our home are called "registered."

I love it when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,561
Posted By ninosqueridos
In NJ we could choose not to be on the referral...

In NJ we could choose not to be on the referral list. If a provider wants to be on it, it gives the first name, no last name, and street name with no house number. It lists the phone number (which...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,444
Posted By ninosqueridos
:lol::lol::lol: omg I think I just peed myself

:lol::lol::lol: omg I think I just peed myself
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,821
Posted By ninosqueridos
the answer is 2. I learned "Please Excuse My...

the answer is 2.
I learned "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally" the first letters meaning parens then exponent the multiply the divide then add then subtract. Technically the problem is not really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,941
Posted By ninosqueridos
awwww wishing you all the best with your little...

awwww wishing you all the best with your little one!:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,825
Posted By ninosqueridos
My rule is that punishment (time out, removal of...

My rule is that punishment (time out, removal of priveleges) will never be associated with potty training. If I see them pooping and they're learning to use the potty, I make it a really happy,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,433
Posted By ninosqueridos
:lol: Me, too! But seriously, I am someone...

:lol: Me, too!

But seriously, I am someone who is used to trying to please everyone and not step on any toes....but considering the number of toes I've stepped on over the last 2 years, I'd have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,188
Posted By ninosqueridos
gee thank you troll :lol:

gee thank you troll :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,408
Posted By ninosqueridos
1. Create daily diaries - what the child did,...

1. Create daily diaries - what the child did, what they ate, what they learnt, photographs of the child during the day etc? How do you provide this to the parent, do you just write it out or type it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,183
Posted By ninosqueridos
If I had that many paid vacation days, I'd enjoy...

If I had that many paid vacation days, I'd enjoy the week doing something I loved (like your gaming thing) and still have 9 additional days for "just in case needed for baby/recovery" days. Have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,159
Posted By ninosqueridos
I raised it a lot, by $5 per day per child. I...

I raised it a lot, by $5 per day per child. I don't plan on raising again for a long, long time. I was charging just about the same as other providers who, IMHO, offered much less than I do (they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,732
Posted By ninosqueridos
http://daycare.com/nannyde/the-dynamic-of-bad-beha...

http://daycare.com/nannyde/the-dynamic-of-bad-behavior-in-daycare.htm


Nannyde has a great way to handle pickups and dropoffs in the "buh bye outside" section of this article linked above. If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,137
Posted By ninosqueridos
Not rude at all!! I'd do the same thing if I had...

Not rude at all!! I'd do the same thing if I had a parent do that and take away my peaceful moments.:ouch: I bet the MOM is the one sleeping in til 9 or 10 and SHE doesn't want to get up earlier.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,608
Posted By ninosqueridos
poor child :( How dare she throw that "how will...

poor child :( How dare she throw that "how will I tell my boss" line!? Grrr..
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 194,011
Posted By ninosqueridos
After terminating two families in under two...

After terminating two families in under two years, my DH called me "The Terminator" last night :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,608
Posted By ninosqueridos
are they really runny, watery poops? Any other...

are they really runny, watery poops? Any other symptoms? I have kids who are just poopy kids normally and can have 3 or 4 poops (good consistency, not runny) on a regular day. good luck!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,117
Posted By ninosqueridos
I think my dcks will be in therapy in a few years...

I think my dcks will be in therapy in a few years from all the whiny reports I give to their parents. :lol: Their own parents tell me when they're in a whiny mood in the morning!

Glad to hear...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,107
Posted By ninosqueridos
I also recommend using vflyer.com for cl ads -...

I also recommend using vflyer.com for cl ads - basically you enter in the information you want, and they create the html code for you that you copy and paste into cl and poof it's done.:) oh and it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,670
Posted By ninosqueridos
I'm concerned when it's anything out of the...

I'm concerned when it's anything out of the ordinary. My first thoughts are that they're hiding an illness they'd otherwise be excluded for for length of time....or searching for other daycare for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,594
Posted By ninosqueridos
I did see the picture on the today show although...

I did see the picture on the today show although I wasn't listening to the report. J Crew is trying to sell clothes. How that ad fits into that is beyond me.

I'm all for allowing the boys to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,602
Posted By ninosqueridos
I'm a Mom who will purposely only take one of my...

I'm a Mom who will purposely only take one of my kids with me and leave the others home if I'm going somewhere. My kids need time with me individually, and I don't see anything wrong with that. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,882
Posted By ninosqueridos
sorry you're going through this :( I've gotten...

sorry you're going through this :( I've gotten great referrals from my son's teachers (who LOVE him) at school - perhaps if you know of any local teachers, you can have them post a flyer for you in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,110
Posted By ninosqueridos
I don't have any ideas but just wanted to tell...

I don't have any ideas but just wanted to tell you your setup is beaauuuuuuuutiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,560
Posted By ninosqueridos
Just after washing dcb3's hands after him using...

Just after washing dcb3's hands after him using the potty, he tells me, "Daddy never washes my hands when I go potty. He says I don't have to." :eek: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,959
Posted By ninosqueridos
oh great, I just made a switch to diet soda from...

oh great, I just made a switch to diet soda from regular soda thinking it would be a good idea :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,408
Posted By ninosqueridos
:lol::lol:silversabre YES!

:lol::lol:silversabre YES!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,408
Posted By ninosqueridos
Ditto on the Pandora radio! Kids LOVE not...

Ditto on the Pandora radio! Kids LOVE not knowing what will come on next!:D:D

The thing I don't regret spending the money on was the kids table/chairs (Angeles) - I couldn't live without...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,434
Posted By ninosqueridos
you made it - congrats!!:D

you made it - congrats!!:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,188
Posted By ninosqueridos
Funny Care.Com Job Posting

"Looking for a day care provider who works out of their home to provide day care services for a 16-month-old boy beginning in May and the addition of an infant starting in Aug. I am looking for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,921
Posted By ninosqueridos
I should add that my own ds used to watch a LOT...

I should add that my own ds used to watch a LOT of tv before I opened the daycare. Once I was open, I used to let him go over to our family room and watch tv (off limits to dcks) whenever he wanted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,921
Posted By ninosqueridos
It's happening a lot because the crying fits are...

It's happening a lot because the crying fits are working for her. :ouch: I think getting more support from your wife and having you guys on the same page about saying "no" to your dd will help - she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,912
Posted By ninosqueridos
May peace continue to be yours :D I have a...

May peace continue to be yours :D I have a toughie on my hands but his parents are divorcing so I'm sticking through it hoping things get better.
Forum: Curriculum 04-06-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,331
Posted By ninosqueridos
thank you for sharing :D

thank you for sharing :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,777
Posted By ninosqueridos
I suppose I was lucky my kids never took...

I suppose I was lucky my kids never took pacifiers (not that I didn't try lol). I've only had to break two dcks from pacis, and with the dcps' help it was not an issue at 12mo of age for both.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,570
Posted By ninosqueridos
Nope, no school agers at all.

Nope, no school agers at all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,995
Posted By ninosqueridos
taking a break from corporate America so I can...

taking a break from corporate America so I can stay home with my own kids for a few years....all while still contributing to our household income doing something I enjoy and am proud of :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,558
Posted By ninosqueridos
okay, well you hadn't mentioned psoriasis. I...

okay, well you hadn't mentioned psoriasis. I know someone who almost died from a staph infection (MRSA) so it does hit a nerve with me. I'm not an expert, however, so I will be quiet now. Maybe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,558
Posted By ninosqueridos
A skin condition that she purposely didn't tell...

A skin condition that she purposely didn't tell you was a STAPH infection!?!?! WTH!?!? That is absolutely terrible a parent would do that knowing full well it was contagious and potentially...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,140
Posted By ninosqueridos
sounds like it was for the best :ouch: good luck...

sounds like it was for the best :ouch: good luck these next 2 weeks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,282
Posted By ninosqueridos
The "I might be late sometimes" is comical. :lol:...

The "I might be late sometimes" is comical. :lol: They didn't even start yet, and they're already warning you....gotta love those parents.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,186
Posted By ninosqueridos
I had one who was always in time out, and ended...

I had one who was always in time out, and ended up spending the day with more miserable times than happy times. I knew that without the parents' cooperation with behavior improvement, the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,758
Posted By ninosqueridos
Never been asked and wouldn't allow it. I use...

Never been asked and wouldn't allow it. I use the 2 week trial in the beginning as their "test"..............(and MY test, too hehe)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,082
Posted By ninosqueridos
I love my foam mats - my walls are not loud so...

I love my foam mats - my walls are not loud so the mats help brighten it up. I have them in maybe 30% of my daycare room. I also have a regular rug (6X9) which works great.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,184
Posted By ninosqueridos
sounds like a plan - good luck! It's so hard...

sounds like a plan - good luck! It's so hard when you know no matter what you do on your end, your hard work will have to start over again each week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,184
Posted By ninosqueridos
my ds has more than just a "strong gag reflex" -...

my ds has more than just a "strong gag reflex" - he has a feeding disorder diagnosed at 18mo by a speech pathologist - he is over 2 now and making sloooow progress. It *sometimes* is not a matter of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,555
Posted By ninosqueridos
I agree that it's just not needed. Most of my...

I agree that it's just not needed. Most of my dcks used to pretend to nurse during the months I nursed my LO....they certainly didn't need sucking motions.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,464
Posted By ninosqueridos
oooooooooooo good luck!! You never had sibs,...

oooooooooooo good luck!! You never had sibs, right? (sorry if I don't remember right) They're great! Only one dropoff/pickup and one set of dcps! Love my sib fam!!:D:D:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,317
Posted By ninosqueridos
must. resist. urge. to. buy. :ouch:

must. resist. urge. to. buy. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,741
Posted By ninosqueridos
In central jersey (FOUR YEARS AGO), it was almost...

In central jersey (FOUR YEARS AGO), it was almost $1400/mo for an infant and $1050/mo for a three year old. That was more expensive than surrounding centers.

I didn't chose the place by me for my...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-29-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,447
Posted By ninosqueridos
welcome :Sunny::Sunny:

welcome :Sunny::Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,990
Posted By ninosqueridos
My dcks that are only children - have had no...

My dcks that are only children - have had no problems. I have, however, had issues with children of single parent households (don't flame me please, I know it is not true of ALL households like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,990
Posted By ninosqueridos
I was thinking this weekend..."I wonder how Nan...

I was thinking this weekend..."I wonder how Nan *knows* how to weed out those families and has such great kids!?" Another supporter of an interview question idea blog. :ouch::ouch::D:D:o:ouch::D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,803
Posted By ninosqueridos
Good riddance PITA family. :ouch:

Good riddance PITA family. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,642
Posted By ninosqueridos
If you're doing any last day activities (like...

If you're doing any last day activities (like cupcakes or something), then I'd keep all of the celebration in the morning. In the afternoon, I would have EVERYTHING ready, kids in coats, shoes, etc...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,316
Posted By ninosqueridos
I would not up their price because it was your...

I would not up their price because it was your choice to take a vacation day, not theirs. I would just subtract off the day and charge $105. Enjoy your day off!!:Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,494
Posted By ninosqueridos
sounds like they need a "Daddy's Helper" in their...

sounds like they need a "Daddy's Helper" in their home :lol:

I've cared for a child full time (50hrs/wk) for the DCD who was unemployed for almost 3 years (and yes, he was home...never looking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,855
Posted By ninosqueridos
target is a dangerous place ;) but will have to...

target is a dangerous place ;) but will have to try to keep blinders on and just stay in the $1 section and look around for stuff
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,855
Posted By ninosqueridos
WOW All great ideas!!!!!!! I am definitely going...

WOW All great ideas!!!!!!! I am definitely going to check out a big thrift store I know of that I've never been to...as well as garage sales and sales after halloween. I really never go "garage...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,855
Posted By ninosqueridos
Looking To Add A "Dress Up" Area/Bin...Please Any Ideas?

My group is mostly 2's and 3's right now, and I'd love to add a little nook for dress-up or possibly just put out a big bin of stuff once in awhile. I think they'd LOVE career costume type things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2011, 07:35 AM
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Views: 1,771
Posted By ninosqueridos
You'd think parents would understand that dirty...

You'd think parents would understand that dirty shoes don't go on carpeting, but it's not obvious to some people who didn't grow up that way. I would come straight out and tell them no shoes on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,387
Posted By ninosqueridos
hey you got 2 more lined up already!!:D:D Good...

hey you got 2 more lined up already!!:D:D Good luck with those interviews! That is awesome!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,352
Posted By ninosqueridos
You're too nice - I was nice like that with folks...

You're too nice - I was nice like that with folks dozens of times, and the ONE time I couldn't offer another day as a "makeup" (because the rest of the children were now fulltime, similar to your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,445
Posted By ninosqueridos
I'd do a trial with #1 if I had to choose.

I'd do a trial with #1 if I had to choose.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,492
Posted By ninosqueridos
Your group this summer will be almost exactly...

Your group this summer will be almost exactly like mine last summer. Baby was 4mo, 2 one year olds, and three kids age 2-3. The only challenge was getting outside and keeping everyone happy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,057
Posted By ninosqueridos
My teachers can go down to 3 days per week...

My teachers can go down to 3 days per week minimum (they would be SET days per week and they could attend or not attend) and only for July and August. Our school year goes through the last week of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,996
Posted By ninosqueridos
few things

The group of kids I have would be hard to photograph in my home daycare setting - some are terrified of strangers and it would take a looong time for them to get comfortable (if at all) with a new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,907
Posted By ninosqueridos
omg it just gets worse! :eek:

omg it just gets worse! :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,907
Posted By ninosqueridos
That is beyond grounds for termination! It is...

That is beyond grounds for termination! It is obvious she kept it from you. The "it's only a cough" thing.......WOW. She knew exactly what she was doing. I'd be so hurt, mad, and would absolutely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,704
Posted By ninosqueridos
Sorry you are going through this. It sounds like...

Sorry you are going through this. It sounds like you went from one extreme to the other :( No advice, just sending BIG (((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,331
Posted By ninosqueridos
I would count scheduled meals, snacks, and naps...

I would count scheduled meals, snacks, and naps as structure. :D

It sounds like it is working for you so far - here's to an easy rest of the day!

Having a quick, scheduled activity helps *me*...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,962
Posted By ninosqueridos
Nope. I do allow them to bring a book to share...

Nope. I do allow them to bring a book to share for story time, but I hold it until it's time to read. I don't want to be responsible for a torn library book.:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,418
Posted By ninosqueridos
:lol: I love that "we'll see"

:lol: I love that "we'll see"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,139
Posted By ninosqueridos
The other day it was 70 and all of the kids had...

The other day it was 70 and all of the kids had long sleeves (windy) but no coats or hats. My DCPs trust my judgement on that sort of thing. I'm not sure you were asking whether to include that in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,494
Posted By ninosqueridos
I wouldn't offer "free" days if it made me feel...

I wouldn't offer "free" days if it made me feel like I could cancel the day if I wanted to. JMO. Think about whether you would have done the same thing had she PAID you for the day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 05:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,139
Posted By ninosqueridos
btw I just noticed that the AAP has officially...

btw I just noticed that the AAP has officially started recommending rear facing until age 2 (just saw article on it yesterday). Oy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,139
Posted By ninosqueridos
I wouldn't even offer my "call with any...

I wouldn't even offer my "call with any questions" line - I'm sure if they're that pissed off they know your number to let you have it. lol :ouch: I don't like to say "effective x date" because it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 05:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,494
Posted By ninosqueridos
I would never call up a parent the morning of a...

I would never call up a parent the morning of a planned care day and "just let them know" that their kid was the only one hoping that they'd "get the hint" and keep their kid home. And yes, once I...
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