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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,789
Posted By skittles
I have four school age boys that will work on a...

I have four school age boys that will work on a "project" during nap time. They just build some awsome cardboard castles and painted them. The project has to be something they can do with little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,072
Posted By skittles
First of all I am amazed that someone it her...

First of all I am amazed that someone it her position would make a comment like that to you. She must be dealing with another provider who is doing something with their own children and daycare. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,888
Posted By skittles
Could you just put the cereal into the bottle? ...

Could you just put the cereal into the bottle? Here all the doctors suggest doing that until you mix the cereal with fruit, just make sure it is diluted and you have a fast flow nipple. Then you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,678
Posted By skittles
I really agree with Willow! I wish the world was...

I really agree with Willow! I wish the world was that way, if I was that upfront with how I felt about people spending days with their children, I would have no children to watch. It is so hard to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,594
Posted By skittles
Hi in my experience this type of child is not...

Hi in my experience this type of child is not getting enough "in your face time with grown ups (caregivers at home ect..). My four year old use to purposely walk into the swings when the kids were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,690
Posted By skittles
I have had one family in the past do this to me...

I have had one family in the past do this to me only they were not so open about it. Just one day they decided their almost 3 yr old son (2 1/2 yr old) was fully potty trained so they sent him in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,019
Posted By skittles
wow! I have ALOT of the same policies as...

wow! I have ALOT of the same policies as MarinaVanessa's and have had to enforce them all this past spring with ALOT of my families. They still try to find the loop holes. They all swear I invent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,361
Posted By skittles
get some ear plugs! They work wonders!

get some ear plugs! They work wonders!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,748
Posted By skittles
Just delt with this one yesterday. I had a mom...

Just delt with this one yesterday. I had a mom show up with her baby who puked on the way over here. She did clean him up and headed home. Then my two year old in care had one blow out in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,951
Posted By skittles
I recently termed a family who kept bringing...

I recently termed a family who kept bringing there sick child to care as well. I did not tell any of the parents. The kids told their parents "jonny" is not at daycare ect.. So weeks later parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,997
Posted By skittles
I think we all have at least one of these kidos. ...

I think we all have at least one of these kidos. I make mine my "special helper." He gets one on one time and I get to clean up for my evening. I have a pretend vacuum he gets to use and a small...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,251
Posted By skittles
I have used one in the past outside and worked...

I have used one in the past outside and worked wonderful. It did not encourage them to pee outside. This group is four and five year olds now and they are fine. I have all boys though not sure how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,932
Posted By skittles
I am so glad someone asked this question! I am...

I am so glad someone asked this question! I am also closing on June 30th. I'm closing due to my oldest's son's special needs (he is 9 but just recently diagnosed). He needs transportation to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,713
Posted By skittles
ok I have to reply this is the newest thing. Not...

ok I have to reply this is the newest thing. Not people leaving their kids in daycare to spend me time on their days off but leaving their SICK kids at daycare so they can go shopping. Not kidding...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,994
Posted By skittles
I have termed everyone and started over. I used...

I have termed everyone and started over. I used the excuse I was building a playroom and heading back to college. I closed for 6 months and started over with new families. No one is going to read...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,366
Posted By skittles
nothing that parents do ever surprises me. My...

nothing that parents do ever surprises me. My own son is scheduled to have a surgery in June. As soon as I found out I let All my parents know in writing. Some are so nice about it and some give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,603
Posted By skittles
I agree with christinaskids as stated above. ...

I agree with christinaskids as stated above. Sounds so much like my crew. I have had to term one little guy who was so destructive but he was also very physical. He would really act up anytime...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,056
Posted By skittles
oh they are sick but their baby is...

oh they are sick but their baby is "teething"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,056
Posted By skittles
ok runny nose, diarhea, low grade fever, cranky...

ok runny nose, diarhea, low grade fever, cranky when awake, sleeping more than usual (infant). Refusal from parent to pick up, texts they themselves are sick and wants to know if sibling can still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,271
Posted By skittles
Bubbles and a fan. Music, balls and baskets,...

Bubbles and a fan. Music, balls and baskets, tissue paper crafts, coloring with large crayons, dolls, they love to swing and slide outside (if possible). Blanket with toys. Mine all love to sit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,226
Posted By skittles
Yes, Twice. One family went back for the cash. ...

Yes, Twice. One family went back for the cash. One family paid me on Tues. Both times I did not keep the kidos sorry.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,848
Posted By skittles
Hey everyone, By chance I have had boys the...

Hey everyone,
By chance I have had boys the past five years in care. Guess what. I still leave out the "girls" toys such as dolls, strollers, ponies, ect.. and yes the boys do play with them. And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,397
Posted By skittles
we are not allowed to use time outs here in our...

we are not allowed to use time outs here in our state. I find ending the activity usually works well with my group! We just end it and move on.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,735
Posted By skittles
I recently increased my late fees with my new...

I recently increased my late fees with my new once a year contract. I did not go up on rate. All my families have set hours but always fail to abide by them. So I have I close at 5:00 and after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,258
Posted By skittles
This is why for the past seven years since I open...

This is why for the past seven years since I open I have closed for a week following Christmas. My kids want to enjoy their new stuff and not have to worry about dc kids. I take one week off in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,067
Posted By skittles
currently going through the SAME issue with a...

currently going through the SAME issue with a three year old who I had in care on and off since he was 18 months. Not much of a power struggle with me anymore except when parents are present. He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,612
Posted By skittles
The parents are all giving me crap about taking...

The parents are all giving me crap about taking Black Friday as a paid holiday! I have it in my handbook as a paid holiday. Last year I stayed open if parents wanted to shop I had 3 people who were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,762
Posted By skittles
In our state most of the homes are being...

In our state most of the homes are being forclosed leaving lots of empty houses. Sometimes we are lucky and talk to the owners or the bank and they donate the used yard toys to the schools and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,648
Posted By skittles
I have never heard of sick free days before. I...

I have never heard of sick free days before. I would never do this for my clients. If the kids are to sick to be in care, then it should be the parents problem, they should not need an incentive to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,997
Posted By skittles
We only have two Target stores in our state both...

We only have two Target stores in our state both are at least an hour away from our town, so I am not sure about that brand. I do use the Parents Choice diapers and have always had good luck with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,861
Posted By skittles
I have found all kids go through this phase. If...

I have found all kids go through this phase. If they do not go through it as an infant or toddler it will prolong into the school years. My son also went through it at age five. He was home with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,021
Posted By skittles
We usually do a party as well. I have three...

We usually do a party as well. I have three infants, three toddlers, and a pre k. This year I was thinking about doing an apple spash game instead of bobbing for apples. I would have the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,320
Posted By skittles
I had a teachers son that went to a different...

I had a teachers son that went to a different daycare this summer and when he came back into my care he behaved so much better than prior to when he left. He had disliked his summer daycare and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,540
Posted By skittles
I had a mom try to pull this one on me before as...

I had a mom try to pull this one on me before as well. Luckly I had it in my contract that the child has to be fully dressed and a clean diaper upon arrival. The first morning I let it go because I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,232
Posted By skittles
I don't allow the kids on my kitchen table but I...

I don't allow the kids on my kitchen table but I do have a small folding table I got for 12 dollars two years ago at the Christmas Tree shop. They know they can only use it for eating and crafts. ...
Forum: Curriculum 09-06-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,861
Posted By skittles
Smile Hey everyone, I have been doing daycare for...

Hey everyone,
I have been doing daycare for seven years and this will be the first year I will do a pre k hour. I was the one who brought it up to parents and felt for the first time I would have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,533
Posted By skittles
I took two weeks unpaid leave six years ago when...

I took two weeks unpaid leave six years ago when I had my son. I planned on doing the same last year but ended up taking 6 weeks due to an emergency with my labor. I provided a sub and all my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,490
Posted By skittles
We are suppose to get hit here Sun into Monday....

We are suppose to get hit here Sun into Monday. Our state law is if we have no power for more than 3 hours we have to close. Will let the families know asap.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,716
Posted By skittles
I am glad to read this forum I have always...

I am glad to read this forum I have always wondered what to do if I ever was called.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,067
Posted By skittles
The worst thing a parent ever did to disrespect...

The worst thing a parent ever did to disrespect me is walk into my daycare home to pick up their child and yell at my son. This parent was a teacher of special needs kids and when they picked up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,502
Posted By skittles
Wow. I way undercharge or cost of living is high...

Wow. I way undercharge or cost of living is high here. I charge 65/wk for 30 hours or less for parttime and 100/wk for full time. I also include meals and snacks. I was told I am not far under...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,152
Posted By skittles
Ok. its not the daycare providers buisiness what...

Ok. its not the daycare providers buisiness what parents do on weekends or after work but what they do with their children sometimes directly affects day to day behavior of their children we care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,812
Posted By skittles
Hi everyone, I have two three year old little...

Hi everyone,
I have two three year old little boys both from different homes who are both allowed to watch the movie Iron Man. I have not personally seen anything but the preview, but I have seen...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,198
Posted By skittles
I have themes as well. For Memorial Day we are...

I have themes as well. For Memorial Day we are doing "stars" we cut out a star shape on a piece of construction paper, then we filled it with melted wax crayons that I Ironed (in between wax...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 25,730
Posted By skittles
Hi have been through two maturnity leaves in my...

Hi have been through two maturnity leaves in my daycare both times had to come back to work at two weeks. I have only one set of parents that will leave their child in care open to close even though...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,813
Posted By skittles
Smile When my kids reached school age I chose to...

When my kids reached school age I chose to continue daycare as well. Most days I feel like I am not working just loving what I do. I love the chaos, noise, and keeping busy, and it just seems a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2010, 03:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,084
Posted By skittles
I had to put mine outside on the deck.

I had to put mine outside on the deck.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,817
Posted By skittles
Hi ! I have just went through this only I did...

Hi !
I have just went through this only I did not have a c-section. My little one was suppose to be born on 8/31/10 but he delivered 9/8/10. I had to close early because I had prolonged labor and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,687
Posted By skittles
Ok I have to reply to this post because I have 3...

Ok I have to reply to this post because I have 3 boys of my own and six daycare boys all ranging from 1-8 (mostly 2 and 3 year olds). I have not had a girl in daycare for 5 years just by chance. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,087
Posted By skittles
Sounds like he may have a form of autism. The...

Sounds like he may have a form of autism. The chips and cookie diet could indicate a texture sensitivity, behavior and other developmental delays... just a thought.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,000
Posted By skittles
you did the right thing. I always feel if...

you did the right thing. I always feel if something happens in my care then I would be liable. Ex. seizure.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 44,236
Posted By skittles
Is it Common For Parents to Vacation Without Children?

It seems all my dcf are taking a week (or two) off without kids. They will still bring their kids to daycare (same time) and go out on daytrips ect for a week or two. Is this pretty much the same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,271
Posted By skittles
If a parent stays too long I will put them to...

If a parent stays too long I will put them to work. I usually will hand them an infant and a bottles or have them help with breakfast ect.. Usually they get the hint and the time they stay lessons...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,839
Posted By skittles
My late pick up fee is a dollar a minute after...

My late pick up fee is a dollar a minute after the first fourteen minutes. My parents have a 14 minute "grace period" if they are stuck in traffic ect.. I purposely started closing 1/2hr early when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,829
Posted By skittles
Hi, I have an all boy daycare (by chance)...

Hi,
I have an all boy daycare (by chance) their are eight of them; one baby, four two year olds, a three year old, a four year old, and a seven year old. I have never had any of them engage in any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,495
Posted By skittles
reply

Hi, I am due for a baby in Sept and I also have a seven and a four year old. I am closing two weeks (not paid) which I usually do for vacation time anyway. And I have hired a sub for four weeks so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,640
Posted By skittles
ok, I went through this last week also. Mom was...

ok, I went through this last week also. Mom was on my porch in her pj's dropping off her sick baby while she was planning on going home to sleep. Her baby has double ear infections but no fever so...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-02-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,410
Posted By skittles
reply

Hi,
I am a provider and from what you posted your little girl sounds like a very normal 3yr old. If this is her first time away from mom she may be acting out due to the change.. The provider...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,480
Posted By skittles
Reply

Hi. I have read all of the threads and I have to agree this is a difficult situation. As a state worker this lady must realize if she is not picking up her children at close in some states it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,515
Posted By skittles
reply

Hi,
From my experience doing a "times vary" or a :drop in time" does not work well with some infants. My suggestion would be to have a "set time" and days that this baby is in your care so she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,382
Posted By skittles
State Aid

Hi Everyone,
In our state we have to have a certificate to show we have completed a series of trainings in order to accept state aid. Then the state has "set" a amount for all family daycares...
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