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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By kcnjason
Infant/Toddler Philosophy

What is your philosophy of Infant/Toddler education?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By kcnjason
Bare Room

We recently took the carpet out of the playroom and put in laminate floors and painted the walls an off white. Now my room looks bare/empty. Will others post pictures of their playroom? or can you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By kcnjason
Ground Cover

Looking into ground cover. I'm curious what others have? Pros and cons of wood chips and gravel?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By kcnjason
Rest Mats

How do you keep your foam mats from tearing and falling apart?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By kcnjason
Crafts in Groups

I have a home childcare, never more than 6 kids but often a good age range. Does anyone ever do crafts in different time frames? Say letting a few of the same age do the craft while the others are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,130
Posted By kcnjason
Controlled Chaos

I'm in Great Falls!
Yes, that is right on the lines of what I was wondering. Any other ideas is good as far as when the day gets moving, right around the time breakfast ends but I'm still cleaning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,130
Posted By kcnjason
Tips For Avoiding Daycare Chaos

I'm a home childcare, 6 kids. I normally have all boys and 1 girl. They are all 3-4 and I'm looking for ideas as to how others avoid chaos during their mornings. I have a schedule, but during this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By kcnjason
End of daycare good-bye party

I am losing a few kids going off to kindergarten and I was wondering what other small daycares do when they have kids leave. I'm thinking about a little party of some sort, some little celebration...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By kcnjason
Changing Plans re: Baby

I had originally told a family I would take their baby when she went back to work after maternity leave. However now that the time is near I am finding I am going to need to tell current families...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By kcnjason
Toy Organizing

How do you keep your kids from dumping the bins of toys? I have 3qt boxes of things like; ponies, dinosaurs, blocks, magnetic toys, cars etc and they always seem to scatter them and then nothing is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,180
Posted By kcnjason
Weekly Prep Checklist

I have made a post about creating less stress while planning for the upcoming week. My next question is does anyone have a prep checklist for what needs to be done for the upcoming week? do have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By kcnjason
Daycare Prep and Stress

I have been a provider for over 7 years and I still feel anxiety and stress every weekend when preparing for the upcoming week. I'm lookig for ideas as to how other providers plan their weeks to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By kcnjason
Making Summer Run Smoother

What do you do to help make the summer run smoother? Do you do anything specific to keep the chaos down? Do your kids have their own personal water bottles? Anything special you do during the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,465
Posted By kcnjason
Bubble Week

I love your post! Would you be willing the share the themes that you have chose to use for the summer. I think we will do bubbles within the next few weeks for sure!
Forum: Curriculum 04-23-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,001
Posted By kcnjason
Choosing Daily Curriculum/Activity

How do you choose what you are doing day to day? I normally have something scheduled for every day but lately I have not been on a schedule like I usually have in the past. I am curious if others...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,424
Posted By kcnjason
Budget Worksheets

I run an in-home childcare and I get paid at a variety of times. I am trying to create a budget so I know when to pay the bills since the income varies so much. Is there a special budget worksheet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Posted By kcnjason
Christmas Parties

Planning for our Christmas party next week. My kids are all infant through 3 years and NO older. I am planning to do something with the kids from about 9-11 am.
What are others doing, what have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,644
Posted By kcnjason
Christmas gifts

All of my families I care for have families whom live in town so during the evenings and weekends, they wouldn't even utilize my free childcare service because the grandparents would like to do it as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,644
Posted By kcnjason
Christmas Gifts for Daycare Parents

I was thinking about making something special with the kids and giving to the parents as a gift for but I also had thought about giving them a card for a "Thank you" for their business with either 1...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,574
Posted By kcnjason
Advertising, Logos

I would like to create a logo for my home daycare but I am unsure of how to do it. Does anybody have any recommendations? Also, is there a particular website that is good for providers to go through...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 723
Posted By kcnjason
Advertising

Home childcare providers; Would you please share what all you include in your advertising, when you have openings. I'm never really sure what all to include and looking for examples.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By kcnjason
After School Care/Rate

School will be starting very soon and this will be the first year that I will have a few "after school" kids. I am unsure of what to charge. Do I charge and hourly rate, set rate, what do others do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,959
Posted By kcnjason
Posting Sign In/Out Sheet

Where do others keep your sign in/out sheets located? On the wall, in a shelf? I need an idea. I currently have mine on a clip board and hang on a nail on the wall but it seems to be a huge pain. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 982
Posted By kcnjason
Storing Blankets

How do others store all of your blankets for the kids for nap time??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By kcnjason
Starting/Finishing Projects

We do a lot of crafts/projects. I have a problem though, we have no problem starting crafts but it seems when we need to let it dry, we often don't get back to finishing the projects. Often we...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-02-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,858
Posted By kcnjason
Ipods and Ipads

Electronics are becoming very popular with kids as many of us know. My daughter used her money and paid half the cost of a used ipod and their grandmother bought an ipad for "educational" reasons. ...
Forum: Curriculum 04-25-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,091
Posted By kcnjason
123 Curriculum

I have kids basically ages 2-4 but when school gets out I will have 3 young school aged kids. Does anybody have any experience with this curriculum? I'm contemplating if I want to go with it or...
Forum: Curriculum 04-22-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,570
Posted By kcnjason
Theme This Week

What are other HOME childcare preschools doing for a theme/letter this week? April 23-27? I was thinking of the letter K and Kites.....looking to hear what others are doing
Forum: Curriculum 04-18-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,219
Posted By kcnjason
Misc Activities

Looking for ideas to make out a list of things we can do when nothing is planned. I have a lot of things we can do but when that "nothing to do" moment arrives I never seem to come up with something...
Forum: Curriculum 04-18-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,381
Posted By kcnjason
Letter S and Sunflower

Thanks! Appreciate those ideas:)
Forum: Curriculum 04-18-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,381
Posted By kcnjason
Letter S and Sunflower

For all of you expert home childcare providers out there. Would you provide an example of what you would do for a week knowing you were doing the LETTER "S" and the theme of SUNFLOWERS? Maybe after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,515
Posted By kcnjason
3 & 4 Year Old Games

I'm looking for ideas of games you play with your kids? The weather is getting nice, but keep in mind my kids are 3 and 4 years old. I'm thinking of ideas like bean bag games, other outdoor games. ...
Forum: Curriculum 04-16-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,680
Posted By kcnjason
Creating a Curriculum

I'm stumped as far as what to incorporate into 1 day. This week we are working on the letter S, Sunflower, yellow and #7
In one day what do you do with this in mind? Do a project with an "S"?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,012
Posted By kcnjason
Birthday Party Favors

This does not pertain to childcare but my daughter who turned 8 is having a sleepover party for her friends. We are taking 7 of them to the circus, having pizza, juice and cake. I am looking for...
Forum: Curriculum 04-10-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,317
Posted By kcnjason
Calendar Time

I have a small in home childcare and the one thing that I lack is calendar time. I have yet, after 6 years found a calendar routine that works for us that I can stick with every day. This is for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 548
Posted By kcnjason
Outdoor Games

I'm looking for fun outdoor games for ages 2-3 years old. We do a lot of outside time, but playing in the sand box, swinging and going on the slide does get old day after day. What kind of games or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,999
Posted By kcnjason
Easter Baskets

I have 2 girls ages 6 and 8. I'm curious what others put in their easter basket. Do you have a a tradition? Do you do a theme? Do you do candy? No Candy? I'm looking for ideas:)
Forum: Curriculum 03-26-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,680
Posted By kcnjason
Creating a Curriculum

I have 2 and 3 year olds in my home childcare at this time. I am working to create my own preschool curriculum. I have tons of ideas but I need help organizing everything that I have. How do you...
Forum: Curriculum 03-23-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,711
Posted By kcnjason
1-2-3- Learn Curriculum

I'm curious if anyone uses this and what your opinions are?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 923
Posted By kcnjason
Colored Sand Projects

I have small bags of various colors of sand. I'm curious of ideas as to what I could use these for? ideas?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By kcnjason
Boredom

Yes, I am from Montana:) Our snow is melting, it's beautifully muddy out. lol!
We do spend a lot of time outdoors regardless, unless it's really cold or windy. I guess I should offer more...
Forum: Curriculum 03-21-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,480
Posted By kcnjason
Creative Curriculum

I am considering the "Creative Curriculum" for my home childcare but was hoping to get some input before I do. Anyone that has used it, what are your opinions? Is it worth the money? What all do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By kcnjason
End of Day Boredom

With my group of kids in the past they played up until the moment their parents walked in the door and now it seems with the group of kids that I have now, about 1 hr before pick up time they start...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By kcnjason
Games with Children

What games do you play with your daycare children? My kids are 2 and early 3's. I'm thinking games like, duck duck goose or musical chairs but they don't quite seem to get it yet. Any ideas? I...
Forum: Curriculum 03-09-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,988
Posted By kcnjason
Preschool Curriculum

Exactly what I do with my kiddos currently but what I'm asking is after they turn 3 when is a good time to begin "preschool"?
Forum: Curriculum 03-09-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,988
Posted By kcnjason
Ages For "Preschool" Learning

I run a home childcare and care for ages up to3 at this time. They seem to be starting to be a bit more ready to learn letters, etc...at what age do you start working daily with letters, numbers,...
Forum: Curriculum 03-06-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,827
Posted By kcnjason
March Preschool Plans

I have been trying to make our own curriculum/daily plans rather than purchasing a curriculum. I was wondering if anybody makes their own lesson plans/daily plans/ curriculum and if you would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,689
Posted By kcnjason
Sensory Table DESIGN

There has been a lot about sensory tables/bins. Now I would love to see designs of these bins/tables. Is what I'm meaning is do you use a homemade stand with a plastic container, a container on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,511
Posted By kcnjason
Birthday Parties

What do other home childcares do for birthday parties? I use to go all out but now that I have younger kids I'm trying to keep it simple. I'd like to hear ideas of how you celebrate a childs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 511
Posted By kcnjason
Heidi's Songs

Has anyone ever purchased any of "Heidi's Songs"? All of her cds look fantastic but I don't even know which one to choose but was hoping to hear input on her cds before making a purchase. Please...
Forum: Curriculum 02-29-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 19,463
Posted By kcnjason
Curriculum

Karen, do you have a facebook page? This is exactly what I am looking for but I am TERRIBLE about creating my own ideas because I end up with so many that it seems that I don't get anywhere. If you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,172
Posted By kcnjason
Playroom Set-ups

I have been changing things around like a mad woman. lol! I would like to see how others set up their play areas. I'm curious how other home childcares arrange their toys and the larger play items...
Forum: Curriculum 02-26-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 19,463
Posted By kcnjason
Weekly Activity Plans -

This is more of a question for home childcare providers who do NOT purchase a curriculum. I have a group of kids ages 2-3 and one 4 year old. I do not purchase a curriculum as I don't feel the need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,168
Posted By kcnjason
Daycare in Basement

We have Berber Carpet in the basment, recently replaced. Maybe I should get a brighter throw rug/carpet, that may help. We have a child sized table in the main play room but have contemplated...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,168
Posted By kcnjason
daycare in basement

We have 1 egress window and I have one big wall a light yellow and the other walls a mint green (light) I tried painting lime colors, bright colors but that looked terrible!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,168
Posted By kcnjason
Daycare in Basement

I have been running my daycare for a bit over 5 years now. The main daycare area has always been the basement, that is where the toys are, we do story time and take naps. When we do projects, we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,506
Posted By kcnjason
Provider Interaction

I run daycare out of my home. Often while the kids are playing I find myself busy doing other things....do you continually interact with your daycare kids?
Do you allow them to play while you do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,205
Posted By kcnjason
Incentives

Thanks! I do like that idea and I will give that a try. My children are ages 5 and 7 and they love being read to and they also love reading to me....I will test it out:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,205
Posted By kcnjason
Incentives

I completely agree with "paying" our kids to do what is expected and that is a huge mistake that I have made lately. The problem I'm finding is they are getting to bed past the time that we read a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,205
Posted By kcnjason
Children's Incentives

This does NOT pertain to daycare, but about my own 2 children. We are working on good listening and getting ready/in bed without being told more than once. I was giving an incentive for whichever...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-26-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,513
Posted By kcnjason
Lunches For School Kids

My daughter is in kindergarten and I need ideas of what to send in her lunch. I try to send my kids lunch every day, but she is not a sandwich eater, I have tried tortillas and they don't cut it...
Forum: Curriculum 01-07-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,161
Posted By kcnjason
January Themes

I have 2-3 year olds and so I'm trying to stick more with themes than to focus as much on letters at this point. They are more interested in playing and I figure if we do themes every week for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,318
Posted By kcnjason
Small Gift For Daycare Children

I usually always do a gift exchange for the kids and that be their gift but a part of me also wants to get something small for all of the children. Have about 10 kids gets expensive buying gifts for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By kcnjason
cut n paste

I was actually meaning Cut n paste, not cut n glue....printables from the computer such as ......a snowman and piecing it together, dressing the snowman, etc.....but I like the ideas that have been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By kcnjason
Christmas Party

I'm curious what other HOME childcarers do for christmas parties. In the past I had the kids decorate cookies, do a gift exchange and play games. LAtely I have been talking to others saying that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By kcnjason
Cut n Paste Sites

My kids are really into cut n paste projects. Do any of you have any good sites for cut n paste projects? I'm looking for cut n paste christmas projects. I google but I don't seem to come up with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,768
Posted By kcnjason
Boredom

Wonderful Reply's! Thanks! I agree with everyones comments. Electronics play a huge part in our childrens lives and their imagination!!! I think a lot of it is my problem as well. We are always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By kcnjason
Winter Projects But No Snow

We live in Montana and we do not have snow. It is almost december and the majority of ideas for this time of year are polar bears, snowmen, snow, anges, christmas, etc....it's very hard to get into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,768
Posted By kcnjason
My Own Kids.....Boredom

I run a home childcare and I have a 5 and 7 year old girls. How could they possibly get bored and have nothing to do? Is it that children don't know how to play like we did when we were kids? I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By kcnjason
Craft Boxes

I like the idea of nap boxes but I'm really looking for ideas for a "craft" box that I pull out only towards the end of the day. Things they don't use any other time during the day so it's fun for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By kcnjason
Craft Boxes

I was given an idea to make up a special craft box for the kids to use just towards the end of the day when they are having a difficult time playing and when I am not wanting to get out paint,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By kcnjason
Floor Covering for Carpet

I have recently purchased a preschool table and it will go in the basement of our home where the majority of the daycare activities take place. However, I have carpet throughout the entire basement...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By kcnjason
Water Painting/White Crayons

I drew ghosts with white crayon on white papers and had the kids use water paints and it didn't seem to work very well. Is there a trick to it??? Is there a certain paper I should use, like a high...
Forum: Curriculum 10-19-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,731
Posted By kcnjason
Holidays and Curriculum

Do you work on more than one letter per week? I thought I was told to only work on 1 letter per week with the children. Is it better to pick random letters to work on or work A to Z?
Forum: Curriculum 10-18-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,731
Posted By kcnjason
Curriculum and Holiday Crafts

I currently have 2 and 3 year olds and I hae found since I have been open that from about October through January I struggle to keep consistant working on preschool with the kids, letters mainly. I...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-16-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,751
Posted By kcnjason
Tracking Receipts for Taxes

I am falling behind on my yearly paperwork for tax season. How does everybody track their expenses for daycare/taxes from receipts? I currently use Exxcel and categorize my expenses by Household,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,148
Posted By kcnjason
Tables for Preschool

I'm trying to decide if I want to use a round picnic table or a round table for preschool paperwork and activities. What does everyone else use? I have had problems in the past when using a regular...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 600
Posted By kcnjason
Allowance

What kind of chores do your children do? What kind of reward do they receive? Do they earn allowance? We are looking at teaching our girls (5 and 7) the value of money but also have heard other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,990
Posted By kcnjason
Scensory Tubs/ Activity Tubs

I have posted in the past regarding scensory tubs. We do a lot of scensory activities but necessarily in a tub. We do a lot of learning activities using different things. I was contemplating doing...
Forum: Curriculum 09-28-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,573
Posted By kcnjason
Consistant circle time

Thanks for information on circle time. I love the idea of learning colors through games, I agree, flashcards can be boring, especially for under 3 years of age. Thanks so much for the information.
Forum: Curriculum 09-28-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,573
Posted By kcnjason
Consistant Circle Time

I need ideas for being consistant with circle time. My kids are 2 and 3 years old and it seems that they get bored quickly and they get bored of circle time every day. How do you do your circle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,616
Posted By kcnjason
After Nap Activities

I am in need of ideas for the kids after nap. They always seem to be in such a funk after nap till they leave at about 5pm. They have a great time before we rest and then they seem to be lost after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By kcnjason
Organizing Daily Plans

I'm curious how you organize for the week. I gather a lot of ideas and then at the end of the week I find that the entire stack of ideas I had barely were touched. My real question is.....do you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 759
Posted By kcnjason
Screaming

I have a group of 2-3 year old girls and they are terrible about screaming! I don't mind laughing and giggling but when they scream it is too much! How do you explain or teach that age to use a...
Forum: Curriculum 09-15-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,674
Posted By kcnjason
Singing Songs

We love to sing songs. However, it isn't as fun for them when it's just "me" singing. During circle time do you sing your own songs or do you put in a cd? circle time cd? I need to find a way...
Forum: Curriculum 09-13-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,855
Posted By kcnjason
Pasting Squares

I mistakenly ordered "pasting squares" through discount school supply. I now have a huge bag full of these colored squares and I am clueless about what to do with them. Any ideas? I would love...
Forum: Curriculum 09-13-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,194
Posted By kcnjason
Preschool Tables

Thanks Melskids! I am thinking that is the most cost effective way to go about this! It is crazy how much it costs for shipping!
Forum: Curriculum 09-13-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,736
Posted By kcnjason
Scensory Tables

I have a small home daycare, 6 children ages 18m-4 years old. I have been open for 5 years and have not used a scensory table with my children. I will be honest, I have been avoiding the large...
Forum: Curriculum 09-12-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,194
Posted By kcnjason
Recomendations for Preschool Tables

I am looking to buy a round table for our preschool activities. We currently use the kitchen table. I do have a longer kids size table but I have decided that a round table would be better for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 669
Posted By kcnjason
Kids Learning

Do you ever feel like you don't teach your d/c kids enough? I have 2-3 year olds and they don't really like to sit and sing songs or read books. My idea is to be repetitive with some songs so they...
Forum: Curriculum 09-08-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,067
Posted By kcnjason
Afternoon Activities

We are very busy throughout the morning, until lunch and then after clean-up we read a story, have a little bit of down time and then they rest until 2:30-3:00ish. I have a few kids that leave soon...
Forum: Curriculum 09-08-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,168
Posted By kcnjason
2 and 3 year olds

I have mainly 2 and 3 year olds. I'm sure everyone knows how short their attention span is:) I have also noticed that they need me to entertain them more than the older kids that I had through the...
Forum: Curriculum 09-07-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,516
Posted By kcnjason
Seasonal Projects

Now is the time of year that their are so many crafts and projects to choose to do with our dc kids, I almost feel overwhelmed. How do you choose what projects you are doing? Do you write every day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,155
Posted By kcnjason
Kids and Allowance

Thanks for the good idea. I like that you allow her to choose what she does at that time. I will store that idea and try that out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,155
Posted By kcnjason
Kids and Allowance

I have a 7 year old daughter who really needs to learn the value of money. We work on it with her and she knows a small amount but it's time for her to save money for things she would like. I have...
Forum: Curriculum 09-04-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,734
Posted By kcnjason
Preschool

I have to say, I'm from Great Falls, MT as well.....funny how large this site is and that there are 2 people from the same city/state.....thanks to everyone that has posted and especially a huge...
Forum: Curriculum 09-03-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,734
Posted By kcnjason
Creating Preschool Room

I run a home childcare. I currently have 6 children and we try to utilize our basement most of the day. However I'm trying to change one of our rooms into a "preschool" room. We have 1 large room...
Forum: Curriculum 09-01-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,236
Posted By kcnjason
2-3 Yr Old Curriculum

I'm looking for ideas for my daycare kids for curriculum. I have 2-3 year olds and their attention span is very short compared the the older group that I did have. I found 2 sites, preschoolpalace...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-01-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,578
Posted By kcnjason
Kid Friendly-Snacks

I'm looking for kid friendly snack ideas. I do the basics with cheese, crackers, fruits, yogurt, etc. What I'm looking for is ideas of no-bake/baked snacks. Muffins, bars, etc.....what are some of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,285
Posted By kcnjason
Good-bye Gift Ideas

I have 2 girls that will be leaving, one today and one tomorrow. I am trying to scramble to throw together a good-bye party. They are going off to school and have been in my home for over 4 years. ...
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