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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By bloominggenius
Smile I'm a work horse

I worked sick for four days last week, while trying to recover from a flu a dcg gave my entire family.
Take the extra day. It took me twice as long to get better because I could not rest.
Learn...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,899
Posted By bloominggenius
Lightbulb Here's how the letter goes...

I would write this:

Dear Jane,

I feel that I need to be clear about a few things. I enjoyed watching your children but boundaries have been an issue. I am not willing to revisit caring for your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,959
Posted By bloominggenius
I had 137 staff in my childcare centers and...

I had 137 staff in my childcare centers and counseling professional relationships is a full time job. You will need to make sure they take turns talking and that they remain polite and appropriate....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,912
Posted By bloominggenius
First of all, find any pictures you have of their...

First of all, find any pictures you have of their child. The most devastating thing you lose in a fire are the memories. Make them a scrapbook to restart their photo collection. Next, make a backpack...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,889
Posted By bloominggenius
I send home for 3 stools within 2 hours. There...

I send home for 3 stools within 2 hours. There are risks that it is a contagious stomach flu, or she could have eaten something that wasn't properly prepared at home. If it is due to a laxative, my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,081
Posted By bloominggenius
Wink Your child has a right to privacy

Your daycare parents do not need to know about your child's condition. You have some time to get a helper lined up or to divide up the visits with hubby and grandma.
Your child has a right to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,405
Posted By bloominggenius
Early coaching

I have 2 year old children in my home who cover their mouths. They are barely 2 but I have been working with them for about 5 months since fall.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 379,275
Posted By bloominggenius
I am still freezing but it is improving. I am...

I am still freezing but it is improving. I am however enjoying the fact I have a full house and wait list, because I can now term a family that has been abusing the system with almost 60 hours a week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 106,439
Posted By bloominggenius
What state are you in? I would have an attorney...

What state are you in? I would have an attorney help you appeal. In Iowa it would not be an issue, because it is not a violent crime, a crime involving drugs and alcohol or a crime against a child....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,365
Posted By bloominggenius
Wink Yep

It is called "The changing of the guard"

Have the child ready to go and hand off at the door.
In the morning say goodbye to mom in the doorway and close the door.

As far as the whininess goes,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,461
Posted By bloominggenius
Even in-homes should have these. You can throw 6...

Even in-homes should have these. You can throw 6 kids in, and you can even lift and carry one with 2 adults.
If you can afford it get home monitoring and wire in to police and fire. This will speed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,423
Posted By bloominggenius
Yeah she will. There was a study done that shows...

Yeah she will. There was a study done that shows that small late fees lead to the parents being late more often because they think if they are willing to pay the fee they can be late. Your late fee...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,420
Posted By bloominggenius
Smile No drugs here

I have many reasons I do not medicate for teething:
1. The difference between dose and overdose for an infant is a few drops. Since I don't trust parents to be honest about amount given or the time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,836
Posted By bloominggenius
Red face Train the parents

The key to all new parents is training:
College students are trainable but you have to enforce all policies from day one and be very firm.
Tell them up front that this is a business arrangement....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,571
Posted By bloominggenius
Wink Holler!

Thanks Nannyde for reading that one to me over the phone. Yay to the mom who wrote it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,813
Posted By bloominggenius
Thumbs up Money is not the issue here

I don't think money is the issue here:
You are getting abused my friend...

1. Every time the kids come through the door send them right back home if they are sick. Change your policy so that if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,702
Posted By bloominggenius
Nothing on CL surprises me.

No-one in their right mind would ever take on the liability of a childcare in their home unless they owned and ran it.
And I don't know where you live $125 q week, but you are underpaid.
Still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,458
Posted By bloominggenius
Wink Here's how the letter goes....

Dear (insert idiot mom's name)

In group childcare, each child is part of a group. We need to begin acclimating your child to a group environment. Because your child is part-time, this means you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 152,709
Posted By bloominggenius
I am sorry

You are in the one state I would not want to open a daycare in. Your regs are crazy. The new one prohibiting any phone, computer or Tv/screen use during daycare hours has Nannyde and I screaming in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 777,759
Posted By bloominggenius
Unhappy I feel your pain

I know where you are coming from. I have a mom who keeps showing up an hour early laughing about how her little pumpkin woke up early so they decided to just get a move on.
I want to tell her to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 777,759
Posted By bloominggenius
Thumbs down Lifestyle choice my ass

I hate the new regs in Iowa that say kids with headlice should not be sent home. My 6 yr old got lice from a classmate at school and they aren't sending the kid home. Meanwhile I rushed to get mine...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,875
Posted By bloominggenius
Smile Wow

I am very sorry you are going through this. I would like to respond to some of the replies I am seeing.
1. Stealing is not normal behavior. This young lady is plenty old enough to know taking things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,474
Posted By bloominggenius
Cool It's hard to share everything

I have 8 children who have all grown up in a daycare home, or one of my 3 centers when I did center care. In my home childcare I have certain rules my children have to follow and some they don't:
1....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,262
Posted By bloominggenius
Exclamation The deal with notice...

First of all, you should be charging a deposit for each new family and placing it in an account used for notice. Then your contract needs to include six elements.
1. You need to have the amount of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,608
Posted By bloominggenius
Unhappy Never mix business with family

Where do I begin?

First of all, your marriage is a priority here. Unless you are unhappy and considering leaving your spouse, understand that this will put a huge strain on your family.
Second,...
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