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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By daycarediva
teacher voice! "NO." We do NOT hurt our...

teacher voice!

"NO." We do NOT hurt our friends. Make a big show about comforting the hurt child.

Also, she should be within arms reach at all times/shadowed. Even if it isn't hurting the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 11:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 358
Posted By daycarediva
Who assumed you conducted tours? :confused: ...

Who assumed you conducted tours? :confused:

Maybe because you're so out of touch with parents you are struggling with enrollment. As a director, every parent knew my name, face and would see me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 11:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 358
Posted By daycarediva
I was going to ask you to PM me your center link...

I was going to ask you to PM me your center link and I could give you advise, but based on this comment alone, nope.

Good luck, and I would hire someone to write for you as well. As another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 358
Posted By daycarediva
My rates for in home are similar to yours. So...

My rates for in home are similar to yours. So you're making 30,000/month NET before taxes, payroll, mortgage/rent, insurance, child care expenses? for over 30 children? That doesn't sound great at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By daycarediva
*they're. I'm not obtaining my PHD, just a...

*they're. I'm not obtaining my PHD, just a masters but that mistake would cost me clientele.

I posted on the other thread you started as well. YOU'RE making bank- hire a marketing company....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 358
Posted By daycarediva
:lol: oh my word. If you're making so much money,...

:lol: oh my word. If you're making so much money, why haven't you just hired a marketing company?

I was the director of a basic childcare center making significantly more than what you are (see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By daycarediva
Same here. I schedule everything for nap time....

Same here. I schedule everything for nap time. It's the only time I can get anything done!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By daycarediva
yes. First of all, I'm so sorry for your...

yes.

First of all, I'm so sorry for your current medical issues and I wish you a quick and speedy recovery. If I was in your position, I would be interviewing now to hire another FT assistant.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By daycarediva
this. I wouldn't enroll anyone I shared a...

this. I wouldn't enroll anyone I shared a property line with (well, I did enroll the neighbor that backs up to me, but theres a dozen acres between us) :lol:

and/or I wouldn't enroll people I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By daycarediva
No way would I allow a child to hurt my pets. I...

No way would I allow a child to hurt my pets. I agree with letting him go, especially if you don't separate pets/children anyway. Why punish your pets/other kids in care for the actions of one child....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By daycarediva
I agree with the baby talk, self help, and not...

I agree with the baby talk, self help, and not coddling children.

I HIGHLY disagree with the academic skills. There is definitive proof that child who know letters/sounds earlier do no better...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 296
Posted By daycarediva
I don't allow dress shoes, flip flops, overalls,...

I don't allow dress shoes, flip flops, overalls, snap bottom pants, onesies, rompers or skinny jeans. :ouch:

Makes it hard for kids to potty train (age 18m-5), dress themselves, and play in...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes Yesterday, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By daycarediva
Right, that's what I typically do, on my...

Right, that's what I typically do, on my letterhead, kids name and DOB and total paid.

I don't separate for divorced parents, and honestly this is the first time this has ever happened where...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 159
Posted By daycarediva
plastic dollar store bins? everything goes in a...

plastic dollar store bins? everything goes in a bin, boots first. you could even use dry erase marker and have them write their names on the front.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-15-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By daycarediva
Daycare Paid As A Gift

I just had a grandparent write a check for their grandchild's daycare for the month of December as a Christmas gift to their son and daughter in law.


I've never had that happen before. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By daycarediva
Why are you there so early (and not being...

Why are you there so early (and not being paid?)??

Can you do whatever it is you are doing in another room? Stay later, or do it over lunch/nap/some other break instead?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By daycarediva
Huge pet peeve of mine. Honestly, I have had kids...

Huge pet peeve of mine. Honestly, I have had kids as young as 18 months do it, it's just consistency and modeling- but if parents don't do it at home as well you won't have the same consistency and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 462
Posted By daycarediva
Yup. I serve what is breakfast to some kids and...

Yup. I serve what is breakfast to some kids and AM snack to others slightly later then I would serve breakfast normally. I claim it and serve the components of a breakfast.

Idc if they eat or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By daycarediva
HI PV! So glad you are doing better now. I...

HI PV! So glad you are doing better now.

I agree with this though. A center is my dream, too. I'm actively saving and putting money towards a down payment or 6 months rent, payroll, start up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By daycarediva
The dr may very well have said he can come to...

The dr may very well have said he can come to daycare, but the fact that he's not contagious? I mean, it's a virus, sooooo.... :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By daycarediva
I have a degree in ECE. I do think that there...

I have a degree in ECE. I do think that there should be some sort of educational requirement.

(side rant: I see way too much developmentally inappropriate practice. Provider locally complaining...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 588
Posted By daycarediva
Change your policies for the future, great time...

Change your policies for the future, great time with the new year coming and everything anyway.

X daycare is closed for X days over Christmas break, paid.

X daycare will remain open on X days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 411
Posted By daycarediva
Yes, there is a laundry list of chemicals in...

Yes, there is a laundry list of chemicals in disposables. My own kids have severe reactions to Luvs. Grandbaby did, too. Huggies is redness, and were fine with pampers. I went to cloth. Don't even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 390
Posted By daycarediva
It is VERY VERY rarely too cold to go outside...

It is VERY VERY rarely too cold to go outside here (NY)

I know providers, many of them, do not take kids out unless it's above freezing. That's INSANE, and we would be indoors most of the winter....
Forum: Forms - Uploads 11-10-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By daycarediva
yup. If possible, can you let another...

yup.

If possible, can you let another family go instead of three children? How many kids are you over?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 04:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By daycarediva
Lack of structure? How long have they been with...

Lack of structure? How long have they been with you. I had to completely rearrange my room because circle time was a disaster. The toys were right behind us and even the 4.5yo couldn't sit for 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 411
Posted By daycarediva
Not normal. Change diapers. No wipes (wet...

Not normal.

Change diapers. No wipes (wet paper towel). Barrier cream, even Vaseline will help.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 491
Posted By daycarediva
YES! When I was growing up in the 80's it was...

YES! When I was growing up in the 80's it was soda, and kool aid so thick it was like ketchup. EVERYONE drank it. BUT, we didn't see a ton of overweight kids. Everyone was still outside playing and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By daycarediva
SAME. I took out the weekend and confusing...

SAME. I took out the weekend and confusing wording and just gave day amounts. I will be taking Monday and Tuesday off this year, paid.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 578
Posted By daycarediva
We are doing a photo of their child decoupaged...

We are doing a photo of their child decoupaged onto canvas, with handprint antlers and a red nose.

Then a christmas cardstock tree card, I bought printed cardstock at michaels on sale, I cut it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 05:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 333
Posted By daycarediva
68, required by licensing.

68, required by licensing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 349
Posted By daycarediva
love them. I have 3 big sets now, and every...

love them. I have 3 big sets now, and every single child plays with them daily. They're worth it.

Stick and stack (amazon) are the same. I can notice a difference if I hold them up next to each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3,888
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 375,952
Posted By daycarediva
Oh nooooooo. Dependent, clingy, unhappy babies...

Oh nooooooo. Dependent, clingy, unhappy babies are the pits.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By daycarediva
That's crazy! We have a TON of illegal providers,...

That's crazy! We have a TON of illegal providers, but care is still in pretty high demand, especially for infants. I don't take infants, but I get calls daily for the under 18m crowd.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2017, 04:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By daycarediva
I 100% agree with marina! My suggestion to...

I 100% agree with marina!

My suggestion to the dcm would be for a behavioral therapist. NOT a pediatrician, who most likely will see him, diagnose him, and prescribe him in under 30 minutes. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3,888
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 375,952
Posted By daycarediva
SORRY! I am NOT an infant person either.

SORRY! I am NOT an infant person either.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,520
Posted By daycarediva
I wouldn't put a 1 year old in time out, but I...

I wouldn't put a 1 year old in time out, but I would TOTALLY call their bluff on this.

I would send back information about the legality of illegally recording you, and an invoice for the last two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 558
Posted By daycarediva
I use the calendar keeper for everything. Pen and...

I use the calendar keeper for everything. Pen and paper gal, no 'computer errors'.

I use brightwheel for parent communication. I do NOT like their billing software at all. There is no record...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By daycarediva
dang it, mine too.

dang it, mine too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By daycarediva
YES! Our cook was the favorite of everyone! He...

YES! Our cook was the favorite of everyone! He was prepping snack while the kids were going down for nap, and then he was out. He loves his job!

ADULT DRAMA. UGH. I would take a cranky room of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By daycarediva
right!? I want to know how this happened....

right!?

I want to know how this happened. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By daycarediva
best wishes on the job!!!! SAME! ...

best wishes on the job!!!!



SAME!

I loved the desk job over summer IN a daycare because I could fill in, hang with little kids and play a bit- then go back to my semi quiet office.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By daycarediva
Nope. I punish the parent. I refuse them at the...

Nope. I punish the parent. I refuse them at the door or call for pick up.



Yup. I put the problem with who created it, the parent.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 417
Posted By daycarediva
I buy $1 books in mass amounts from scholastic....

I buy $1 books in mass amounts from scholastic. Every time they have $1 book option, I get at least 10. I give them out for birthdays, easter, christmas, halloween, you name it.

That's it.

For...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 05:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By daycarediva
I was a director this summer of a small center....

I was a director this summer of a small center. When we reorganized classrooms/space, I waited until I had it full before opening it. I set a tentative date, advertised for that specific classroom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By daycarediva
why are you not charging the parents the...

why are you not charging the parents the difference between the grant payment and your rates?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By daycarediva
From a business perspective, having steady,...

From a business perspective, having steady, reliable income is crucial.

I would NOT do hourly or daily rates for this reason.

I would do a set weekly rate that is broken down into daily...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By daycarediva
:lol::lol: I hate those kind!!! They don't...

:lol::lol: I hate those kind!!!

They don't dry well when wet, the holes allow the pea gravel/mulch to get inside them, and since they pull tighter with the strap, some kids have a hard time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By daycarediva
Just heard from the provider- her last 3 months...

Just heard from the provider- her last 3 months are all off- all three short, totaling about $100.

Yup, sounds like I have to keep on top of it and ask for explanations. UGH.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By daycarediva
Calculating Food Program Reimbursements

I am on tier 1 now, based on my location. I did some calculations, and requested my reimbursement rates from my sponsor.

I cannot get their total AT ALL. I just emailed asking for clarification,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 918
Posted By daycarediva
YES! Good luck getting a waiver in NYS. Honestly,...

YES! Good luck getting a waiver in NYS. Honestly, 0-12 months should be considered infants. Maybe making it 2 age 0-12, 2 age 12-24?

I agree with BC- they aren't trying to help parents, they're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3,888
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 375,952
Posted By daycarediva
GOOD! Makes you wonder though! :confused:

GOOD! Makes you wonder though! :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By daycarediva
YES! I had a dcd tell me the kids boots (that are...

YES! I had a dcd tell me the kids boots (that are a size smaller than his sneakers) fit fine. I asked him to show me, maybe dcb was resisting or curling toes or something with me. Then I watched him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By daycarediva
I haven't done infant care in over 8 years. 18m-5...

I haven't done infant care in over 8 years. 18m-5 years old or the summer before K only.

I run a play based program and have only lost one kid to UPK. So far, so good here!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 520
Posted By daycarediva
How frustrating! This is why I contract...

How frustrating!

This is why I contract with ONE parent for ALL issues. Payments, contract, etc. everything goes through ONE parent. Married, divorced, don't care. ONE parent is responsible.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 808
Posted By daycarediva
and thinking more about this... I have parents...

and thinking more about this... I have parents that DO step up and I don't have to say anything. So I don't. (those kids are better behaved in general, too)

I guess in the same way that teachers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 808
Posted By daycarediva
I hear ya. My line of thinking is that when I...

I hear ya. My line of thinking is that when I allow parents to step in and handle it, they don't. Then we have this odd power play where the child realizes that when the parent is here they get away...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By daycarediva
Can you send me a text about it dcm? ...

Can you send me a text about it dcm?

Papertrail. I have parents send me texts or emails about everything "so I will remember" :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 808
Posted By daycarediva
NO! At your house, your rules. I would have...

NO! At your house, your rules.

I would have simply got on her level and said "DCG, I will NOT allow you to hit at school."

The End.

Mom should be embarrassed, not by her child- by her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3,888
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 375,952
Posted By daycarediva
ALL of them do it, too! I would start...

ALL of them do it, too!

I would start sending daily updates.

Snookums is fine today!

Snookums is having a great day!

When questioned- oh, I thought you were wondering about how he was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By daycarediva
Spit up at 16-17 months? NO. Not without GERD or...

Spit up at 16-17 months? NO. Not without GERD or some other diagnosis. I would honestly treat this as vomit. (same contents)

Could he have a dairy intolerance?

Hey dcm, I have noticed this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By daycarediva
I used check marks on our forms, as my licensar...

I used check marks on our forms, as my licensar told me to, so even for ONE class that hit multiple topic areas, I put check marks in each area.

eg. for first aid/cpr I checked everything but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 918
Posted By daycarediva
All adults over 18 living in the household. Free....

All adults over 18 living in the household. Free. NY.

I think it's invasive, but I understand the reasoning behind it. There has to be a cut off at some point between what is invasive/not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By daycarediva
yep. I am hoping it's just a cold or some...

yep.

I am hoping it's just a cold or some phase that she will get over quickly.

I spent WAY too much time/energy/effort on a child with severe anxiety and attachment issues. So much that it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By daycarediva
Isn't it awful? We get no help, which we are fine...

Isn't it awful? We get no help, which we are fine with. We have been fortunate enough to have jobs (actually created them ourselves) to enable DS to stay at home as long as he has. He has improved...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By daycarediva
There are a hundred reasons, but the previous...

There are a hundred reasons, but the previous posters have answered many of those 'what if's'

crying, and allowing a child to feel the full range of his/her emotions (including being so sad that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By daycarediva
I just ordered a 360 cup from Amazon to try. ...

I just ordered a 360 cup from Amazon to try.

She's doing awful on the cut out side idea.

She's doing awful with the sippy cup mouth part cut down.

She's doing awful with a straw....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By daycarediva
YES. I get SO SICK of that. :rolleyes:

YES. I get SO SICK of that. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By daycarediva
I have a special needs child. It's INSANELY...

I have a special needs child. It's INSANELY challenging. After his diagnosis, we sent him to a special needs preschool. Honestly, this child should be in some sort of program with built in therapies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By daycarediva
I had it in my policies previously that I would...

I had it in my policies previously that I would cut nails if they posed a health/safety risk (dirty fingernails are GROSS anyway)

I used to do 'monday manicures' on my entire crew!

Now? Nope....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By daycarediva
NO NEVER! "He's REALLY trying to.... keep...

NO NEVER!

"He's REALLY trying to.... keep an eye on him tonight! He's SO CLOSE."

and then we celebrate the next morning. I was a working outside the home mama, ignorance is bliss. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By daycarediva
Her sippy cup is wide open, I actually drill a...

Her sippy cup is wide open, I actually drill a large hole through them (like bc suggested) and she's fine. Maybe the mouth shape thing is right, I'll try a straw, but I don't want to mess with that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2017, 04:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By daycarediva
Open Top Cup Advice

I always use open top cups. I transition during non meal times with sips of water, and once kids get it, I start at meals so that they can pour their own milk/water from a pitcher.

One child, 20...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By daycarediva
You should do some sensory activities, gross...

You should do some sensory activities, gross motor, etc to mix up which domains they're working.

If they know the letters, why can't they recognize the first letter of their own names? For almost...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By daycarediva
THIS! "rotating" means full time care is...

THIS!

"rotating" means full time care is needed, but they don't want to pay for it.

I would up date your contracts asap. Maybe offer a discount IF you can fill days that they don't attend, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By daycarediva
YES. I don't have a comment or review section on...

YES. I don't have a comment or review section on anything for this reason.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 947
Views: 160,160
Posted By daycarediva
:lol: I had a dcm tell a 4yo that the leaves...

:lol:

I had a dcm tell a 4yo that the leaves are falling because "The trees are tired of holding the leaves up."

I mean, if you don't KNOW- just google it and explain it, because the TRUE...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 618
Posted By daycarediva
I am all for it! Like BC said- there should...

I am all for it!

Like BC said- there should be kid free places. Just because children exist doesn't give them rights to everything.

Went with dh to get a drink late Friday night at this very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By daycarediva
YES! It makes for independent eaters and gives...

YES! It makes for independent eaters and gives them a wider variety of foods, too!


I agree with BC about the grains.

I agree with MV about the dairy.

I give the exact serving sizes for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By daycarediva
SAME! I do this with my dogs, too. :ouch: They...

SAME! I do this with my dogs, too. :ouch: They need to come when called, EVERY TIME. It's a safety issue. You do NOT run from me when I am telling you to come here.

I had a parent at my old place...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By daycarediva
I found broccoli tots at Aldi. Kids just asked if...

I found broccoli tots at Aldi. Kids just asked if we can have regular broccoli next time. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2017, 04:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By daycarediva
Interesting! I practiced what I guess is...

Interesting!

I practiced what I guess is called baby lead weaning. The first foods for my youngest kids was diced, really ripe, avocado. I moved to different veggies, until they were eating what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By daycarediva
My playground has- small swing set with...

My playground has- small swing set with slide/swings in the corner mulched in area. Several small/moveable little tykes slides, a picnic table, music wall, water works wall, kid size chairs to move...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By daycarediva
How long has he been with you? Is this recent...

How long has he been with you? Is this recent behavior (since starting preschool?) or continued/escalating behavior?

What are the parents doing at home?

When a child desires power, as BC put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By daycarediva
I start my kids around that age, and they always...

I start my kids around that age, and they always get what I serve everyone. I would stop having mom supply. Offer, he eats or not. I agree with BC- hunger is a HUGE motivator.

Does he feed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2017, 05:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By daycarediva
I send home for inability to participate. It's...

I send home for inability to participate. It's excludable for me. That's why I wondered about the illness policy and why someone wasn't called to pick up. We know how hard it is on a child to be in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By daycarediva
I agree here. Does the preschool have a...

I agree here.

Does the preschool have a school nurse? Why didn't they call for pick up if she was 'too sick'? What is their illness policy?

I think it's pretty stupid to exclude her for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,581
Posted By daycarediva
My dcg- 2.5 is AWFUL anytime her mother shows up....

My dcg- 2.5 is AWFUL anytime her mother shows up. BUT, otherwise is a great kid for me. Today, she's acting like her mom is here ALL DAY.

OH THE TANTRUMS. She screamed for 20 minutes during ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 870
Posted By daycarediva
Switch the bottles to after meals. Give her one...

Switch the bottles to after meals. Give her one bite of each component on her tray, no plate, nothing more until she eats them. If she acts crazy or distracts the group, I would move her out of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By daycarediva
agree here. I also see more kids without...

agree here.

I also see more kids without manners interrupting conversations, etc and would treat it the same as any other bad manner behavior. "Excuse me, grown ups are talking right now. I will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2017, 04:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By daycarediva
How old is the baby? I've never heard of such a...

How old is the baby? I've never heard of such a thing with tylenol. Just motrin and aleve, (copy and pasted below are google search results for NSAIDS that cause constipation)

Here are the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By daycarediva
High Lead Levels

Incoming dcb, mom just mailed me his enrollment packet. On his physical, his iron test (at 2, he's 3 now) was a 8.1 Google tells me that at 8 in my state, he would have a redraw with a vein. I sent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3,888
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 375,952
Posted By daycarediva
That would be crazy! I have to hand hold to get...

That would be crazy! I have to hand hold to get them to read MY handbook. Can't imagine any of them even glancing at the book of regs.



LONG TIME NO 'SEE'!

and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2017, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3,888
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 375,952
Posted By daycarediva
Our state already says we have to give info on...

Our state already says we have to give info on searching for quality child care when enrolling. :confused:

So I put a bit about licensing regulations, ratios, staff turnover, etc in my handbook...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By daycarediva
How's his weight? Growth? Development overall?...

How's his weight? Growth? Development overall? There are medical conditions that cause overeating so I would want to know those were ruled out/not possible.

Then I would give him an ENTIRE cup of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By daycarediva
:lol: My kids love those bingo dobber...

:lol:

My kids love those bingo dobber markers right now, and we have two of every color. Two kids were fighting over the SAME COLOR earlier. Figured it out, they just wanted one in each hand, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,581
Posted By daycarediva
"Miss ___ will give you a treat if you stop...

"Miss ___ will give you a treat if you stop crying."

"Miss ___ doesn't HAVE treats and I certainly don't reward kids for throwing a tantrum. She'll get over it without a treat."

WTH!?

Mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By daycarediva
I tried, but all I find are artificial cakes...

I tried, but all I find are artificial cakes (haha I'm keeping the auto correct) ARTICLES about singing helping language development. Haha!

I never noticed the tip toe walking, but my own sons...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By daycarediva
Difficulty Singing?

Have you seen any correlation between kids who struggle with singing, remembering lyrics specifically, to lack of literacy skills overall? Not just expressive, but receptive language skills, forming...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-12-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 987
Posted By daycarediva
I just emailed the photo with the changes to my...

I just emailed the photo with the changes to my CACFP coordinator. In training, we were told only ONE breakfast per week could have a protein instead of grain.

These kids eat WAY too many simple...
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