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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By LK5kids
Awesone! I have this exact set. I got it at a...

Awesone! I have this exact set. I got it at a rummage sale about 11 yrs ago. It’s the best. I love ❤️ it. The kids love it. I think they are almost vintage.

Today a 17 mo old put beanie babies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 359
Posted By LK5kids
My mind always goes to “too much screen time”....

My mind always goes to “too much screen time”. That’s not akways the reason but it often is.

I was away from FCC for 18 years. Still in early childhood occupations but not child care ( except one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By LK5kids
More duplo people Wooden doll high chair ...

More duplo people

Wooden doll high chair

Wooden table and chairs for home 🏠 living center

More magnitiles.

Light blocking shades
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By LK5kids
No, not harsh because it will get worse if you...

No, not harsh because it will get worse if you don’t nip it! I’ve lived it! It doesn’t help that everything is poop. My grandson’s every other word was poop. He’s 5. I had to direct him to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By LK5kids
My daughter has a Aug 4 birthday and I held her...

My daughter has a Aug 4 birthday and I held her back as well as my good friend a kindergarten teacher who had daughters with July birthdays

They are 39 now. there was full day kindergarten way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2019, 03:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By LK5kids
Oh yum! Cheesecake and strawberries! I might do...

Oh yum! Cheesecake and strawberries! I might do this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2019, 01:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By LK5kids
Schedule and routine are important to me. I think...

Schedule and routine are important to me. I think rotating a few toys in and out each week helps too. I might just add one or two.

I know a group of all 2ís can be like this. Are yours all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By LK5kids
Yes, at the time I quit Wal-Mart and Dairy Queen...

Yes, at the time I quit Wal-Mart and Dairy Queen were advertising with sign out front $11.00/hr starting and I think Target was $12.00!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By LK5kids
I worked in Onalaska, WI ( basically part of La...

I worked in Onalaska, WI ( basically part of La Crosse) for close to a year (2018). I think I worked at one of the highest paying centers in the area but I did know of one or two that paid as much. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 856
Posted By LK5kids
Don’t worry about 3’s not writting. It’s not...

Don’t worry about 3’s not writting. It’s not developmentally appropriate to try and get them to write letters.

Even 4’s who are not headed to Kindergarten the next year don’t need to sit and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By LK5kids
I'm in Iowa and we can have 5. I did child care...

I'm in Iowa and we can have 5. I did child care in WI and was licensed but you can care for 6 - three related children ( your own or a relatives) and three other without county certification or state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By LK5kids
Do it!!! Everyone needs time off!!

Do it!!! Everyone needs time off!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By LK5kids
At two different times I had about 16. Mo. old...

At two different times I had about 16. Mo. old children stop staying asleep in a separate room in a pack n play and both times I moved them to the nap area on a sleeping bag with the rest of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,129
Posted By LK5kids
This was only my fourth week open. I have three...

This was only my fourth week open. I have three families enrolled but two families have only been here 2 weeks so I surely didn't expect anything!

My third family is my daughter's!! My little 14...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By LK5kids
I'm going through this right now and they are...

I'm going through this right now and they are not even self proclaimed AP! they co-sleep, and 2 grandmas watched him before this and both held him at nap time.

Needless to say it's not going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,310
Posted By LK5kids
Somehow I missed this post back in 2017!

Somehow I missed this post back in 2017!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2018, 02:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,440
Posted By LK5kids
Wow! That's a long day. No way would I let hin...

Wow! That's a long day. No way would I let hin stay that long. If for some reason you don't term limit his hours!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By LK5kids
Even when I taught kindergarten kids told parents...

Even when I taught kindergarten kids told parents they did "nothing" and our days were jam packed with activities. This was all day K!

Kids just have a hard time with this question. There's tips...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By LK5kids
I was going to suggest tactile items like...

I was going to suggest tactile items like squishes too. Target has lots on an end isle by the toys.

Also play doh, sensory bottles, water beads, etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By LK5kids
The roof! Electrical? That's crazy and really,...

The roof! Electrical? That's crazy and really, really taking advantage of renters.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,947
Posted By LK5kids
When I read he screams, cries, whines, growls all...

When I read he screams, cries, whines, growls all day I thought what the heck is going on With kids? Are they tired-going to bed super late, living in chaos, living on junk food at home, screen...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,127
Posted By LK5kids
Your state pays for welfare parents to send their...

Your state pays for welfare parents to send their kids to DC? That doesn't seem possible! I live in WI and the state did away with welfare almost 20 years ago. You have kids and need $$$ -you go...
Forum: Curriculum 11-05-2018, 03:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By LK5kids
Oatmeal not rice!

Oatmeal not rice!
Forum: Curriculum 11-05-2018, 03:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By LK5kids
Here's a soapy bin I did! Create bubbles in a...

Here's a soapy bin I did! Create bubbles in a separate container and just scoop out bubbles. There isn't water in here! In the bigger table top bin I had three to four kids use it. I actually...
Forum: Curriculum 11-05-2018, 02:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By LK5kids
Here's an individual bin I created when I taught...

Here's an individual bin I created when I taught Head Start. It has white play sand and red and pink hearts from $ Tree. Oh, in the garden bin the seed pkg. are laminated!
Forum: Curriculum 11-05-2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By LK5kids
Here's a gardening bin I did for our garden unit....

Here's a gardening bin I did for our garden unit. As you can see I'm just switching out the theme. Just keeping it simple and doable!
Forum: Curriculum 11-05-2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By LK5kids
4th of July bin. This was a lei from the dollar...

4th of July bin. This was a lei from the dollar store I cut up. I couldn't find any other red, white, & blue things there but this worked. The mini red solo cups are from there too and very heavy...
Forum: Curriculum 11-05-2018, 02:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By LK5kids
Here's a table top bin I had at the center I...

Here's a table top bin I had at the center I worked in. I brought in all this as my room didn't have a sensory table. I have colored noodles with the rice. I wanted orange dried peas but I couldn't...
Forum: Curriculum 11-05-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By LK5kids
Close up! Same table as above but with...

Close up! Same table as above but with individual bins.
Forum: Curriculum 11-05-2018, 02:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By LK5kids
Again, not my picture. I like Josie's idea of...

Again, not my picture. I like Josie's idea of popcorn, beans and oatmeal too! I'm doing this finally this week.
Forum: Curriculum 11-05-2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By LK5kids
Josie-wow lots of ideas here! I tend to have...

Josie-wow lots of ideas here!

I tend to have oatmeal in my bin and then switch out the containers and cups seasonally. I do have a couple actual sensory tables but I'll post pictures of a table...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 11-05-2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,656
Posted By LK5kids
This is from 2010 so I'm not sure if this person...

This is from 2010 so I'm not sure if this person will respond! It does sound yummy and easy!
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 11-05-2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,289
Posted By LK5kids
I just finished working at a center (the last 8...

I just finished working at a center (the last 8 mo.) and re-opened a FCC.

The center served orange or apple juice every day for breakfast-ACK!!! Some of the kids didn't drink the juice tho, yep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 706
Posted By LK5kids
I've re-opened a FCC but over the past year I...

I've re-opened a FCC but over the past year I searched weekly two Goodwill Stores, a church thrift store, and a bit on FB marketplace for wooden toys as I'm going almost 100% wood toys.
Still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By LK5kids
We had HM chicken rice soup with carrots and...

We had HM chicken rice soup with carrots and potatoes, red, yellow, orange pepper strips, garlic bread ( I buy Aldi WG organic oat bread), fresh pears & milk :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By LK5kids
10:00-11:20 spring, summer, fall and...

10:00-11:20 spring, summer, fall and 3:30-4:30/5:00 spring, summer, fall.

I don't do snowsuits, UGH!

We go out in the winter and play on the sidewalk or walk to the park two houses down. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By LK5kids
I'm going to keep my eye out for boots at thrift...

I'm going to keep my eye out for boots at thrift stores.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By LK5kids
This question was posted on a FB child care page...

This question was posted on a FB child care page and I couldn't believe how many providers stated they would feed the child as they wouldn't make a child go hungry.

I wanted to post that I'm not a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By LK5kids
Family living/ Housekeeping Book corner ...

Family living/ Housekeeping
Book corner
Science
Magnetic - oil pan &/or table top magnet board
Art center (fairly simple)-markers, paper, oil pastels, stencils, play doh
Math & fine motor...
Forum: Curriculum 09-23-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By LK5kids
I say expose your toddlers and two year old to...

I say expose your toddlers and two year old to shapes, andColors, read stories, sing, offer creative -open ended art, sensory experiences, walks outside, talk to them, build vocabulary, things like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By LK5kids
Oh, and library corner! Also, I found in K and...

Oh, and library corner! Also, I found in K and HS that kids had to branch out as certain centers would be full. That could work in FCC if you have a larger group of older kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By LK5kids
I have always been a strong supporter of children...

I have always been a strong supporter of children choosing where and how long they play. I believe children are masters at their own play and benefit greatly from making their own choices.

I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,132
Posted By LK5kids
I make applesauce any time I have it on the menu....

I make applesauce any time I have it on the menu. I just cut up the apples into small chunks, add a little water and simmer. My kids like chunky applesauce but you can mash it quite fine ( but it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,124
Posted By LK5kids
Oh my gosh! Just no, no, no!! How horrible. ...

Oh my gosh! Just no, no, no!! How horrible. What a bully! What a little snit! I'd do the same thing! Good-bye! You did the right thing!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By LK5kids
Happy Hooligans-I haven't checked her out in...

Happy Hooligans-I haven't checked her out in ages. I need to head over that way!

I used to read No Small Potatoes. I'm not sure if her blog is still around!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,107
Posted By LK5kids
Hmmmm I have used sticky back Velcro for years on...

Hmmmm I have used sticky back Velcro for years on homemade activities. Strange!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,170
Posted By LK5kids
I say do what feels right to you and what YOU...

I say do what feels right to you and what YOU need!

I think it's great to be on the floor for say 10-20 min. With the kids but I feel strongly that kids do not need to be entertained! I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By LK5kids
I'd take this family in a heartbeat. I...

I'd take this family in a heartbeat.

I love the idea of training them to use a chewy necklace even though I'm Leary of that rubber/plastic they are made of.

If I see a child mouthing a toy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By LK5kids
When I used mats I never had a covering for them...

When I used mats I never had a covering for them either. I also never thought about it being uncomfortable. Each child did have a pillow.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By LK5kids
Kids bring a sleeping bag. Years ago ( and for...

Kids bring a sleeping bag. Years ago ( and for many years) I used tri-fold mats. They were fine but they still needed a blanket. I think it's nice for them to have their own sleeping bag to use. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By LK5kids
During the summer things are more relaxed but I'd...

During the summer things are more relaxed but I'd still stick to a routine with three kids. Now if I only had one I'd probably let the schedule go.

I need to plan activities and follow a routine...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-21-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,290
Posted By LK5kids
I've seen kids go crazy over celery when it's cut...

I've seen kids go crazy over celery when it's cut Into very thin strips and served with ranch.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,305
Posted By LK5kids
Me too!happyfacehappyfacehappyface

Me too!happyfacehappyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By LK5kids
Years ago when I was in Iowa doing FCC I could...

Years ago when I was in Iowa doing FCC I could have 6 under school age and 5 school age. Before and after school for two hours I could just be by myself with that many.

Usually after school I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By LK5kids
A side note.....you can take a % of your...

A side note.....you can take a % of your husband's SS if it's higher than yours. It does not reduce his SS. Maybe you know that, but I thought I'd mention it. But yes, it still makes a difference...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,076
Posted By LK5kids
I left my husband when I was 40 after 18 yrs of...

I left my husband when I was 40 after 18 yrs of marriage (21 together). I had been doing in-home ch. care for 10 years. Best thing I ever did! It was a VERY amicable divorce but still stressful.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By LK5kids
No kids on the couch ever!

No kids on the couch ever!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 884
Posted By LK5kids
I've always liked my DCK's a lot.....but never...

I've always liked my DCK's a lot.....but never have been emotionally attached.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 914
Posted By LK5kids
Oops! I guess I wasn't supposed to post a...

Oops! I guess I wasn't supposed to post a picture of kids. I thought I had the faces cropped off.. I wanted to just show their hands painting.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 914
Posted By LK5kids
I do process creative art about three times per...

I do process creative art about three times per week with a mixed age group.

More what I consider Crafty I do maybe 3-4 x per year. I love providing a simple, easy going curriculum. Short circle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By LK5kids
I follow Danita on FB and read her posts often. ...

I follow Danita on FB and read her posts often. I think she does an amazing job, I get where she is coming from. That said, I'm not interested in going that far with open ended play. Just too way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By LK5kids
Triangle Santa

Triangle Santa
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By LK5kids
Pom pon prints!

Pom pon prints!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By LK5kids
Here's another!

Here's another!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By LK5kids
I don't often do a bunch of pieces art. Even...

I don't often do a bunch of pieces art. Even with older kids. I tend to cut out a shape ( or they cut if they can) that matches the theme and have them do a collage, add stickers, watercolor paint,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By LK5kids
I love Janet L but what's the difference with...

I love Janet L but what's the difference with laying baby on tummy or back? Is back felt to be more natural? Either way they learn to roll over the other direction.

What's interesting is back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,407
Posted By LK5kids
This photo has schedule - to the right and left...

This photo has schedule - to the right and left of bulletin board. I got that at the dollar store five years ago and haven't seen one since. License & menu are also required.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,096
Posted By LK5kids
An hour a day seems like a lot. That seems...

An hour a day seems like a lot. That seems generous. I do have some screen time available and it's 7:30-8:00. Still the kids have table toys as an option.

I've never been able to handle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,084
Posted By LK5kids
I've never given parents a gift. Same as others...

I've never given parents a gift. Same as others I have kids make a gift. It can feel like it's from me because I purchase extra items for the kids to make it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,317
Posted By LK5kids
What the ???? I taught kindergarten and we did...

What the ???? I taught kindergarten and we did not have spelling tests! Those look like 3rd grade words or higher! My daughter teaches 2nd. I'm going to see what she thinks of these words!

My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2017, 03:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By LK5kids
Every morning upon arrival I'd set up...

Every morning upon arrival I'd set up expectations and let her know what will happen. Two/three expectations such as you are not allowed to touch baby, hands to yourself.

Get down at her level...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,664
Posted By LK5kids
These are my thoughts too. I even help 2 1/2 yr...

These are my thoughts too. I even help 2 1/2 yr olds. Self - help quickly comes enough and I don't worry about it. Just not a problem for me. Now if the child is three I uncourage a whole lot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2017, 05:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,062
Posted By LK5kids
Right! Many apples are much harder than...

Right! Many apples are much harder than watermelon! What the???? If honey dew and canteloupe are ripe they are also very soft!

Raspberries are soft. I suppose it's because they are small...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,765
Posted By LK5kids
Generally I don't tell parents unless it's...

Generally I don't tell parents unless it's extreme enough I may terminate for. That rarely happens.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,089
Posted By LK5kids
It's called " Celebrate The Day" and I can't find...

It's called " Celebrate The Day" and I can't find it on you tube. Thought it would be there!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,089
Posted By LK5kids
I have always had a birthday box. I have it...

I have always had a birthday box. I have it filled with items from $ Tree. The box and lid are wrapped with birthday paper (computer paper box).

The kids love that big box of little gifts. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,524
Posted By LK5kids
One and up. I'm not a big fan of caring for...

One and up. I'm not a big fan of caring for infants. I will do 9 mo. & up. I love 1 -2's! Really like 3-5 best!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,515
Posted By LK5kids
Vista print magnetic car sign. About $12.00 when...

Vista print magnetic car sign. About $12.00 when I bought mine.

Vista print business cards-cheap & cute

FB

Sign in my front porch window

I've gotten calls from classified ads in our small...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,891
Posted By LK5kids
Nope, never!

Nope, never!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,617
Posted By LK5kids
Your kids are young and are learning a lot...

Your kids are young and are learning a lot including academics. They just can't keep cramming more and more in! When I taught kindergarten and the kids began to read they started forgetting pre-k...
Forum: Curriculum 10-29-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,646
Posted By LK5kids
I'm the former pre-k, kindergarten teacher who...

I'm the former pre-k, kindergarten teacher who wrote the long, long post! Couldn't log in for awhile as I'd forgotten my password and didn't get around to changing it.....anyway I just noticed an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2017, 02:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,742
Posted By LK5kids
I agree! A calm down corner with comforting...

I agree! A calm down corner with comforting items.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,828
Posted By LK5kids
Time ran out to edit! Hold up each sheet,...

Time ran out to edit!

Hold up each sheet, recite and everyone does the action!

I happen to have colored card stock because I worked at an agency that had all these colors. It would be more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,828
Posted By LK5kids
Buy 2 each of window stickies on the sheets that...

Buy 2 each of window stickies on the sheets that lend themselves to matching. Like 6 different Jack-o-lanterns. Cut around each picture-leaving the tag board backing on. Buy some sticky back felt....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2017, 02:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,757
Posted By LK5kids
I don't have a sandbox either. I have a sand and...

I don't have a sandbox either. I have a sand and water table too. They start using those as soon as they can reach.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,017
Posted By LK5kids
Lunch has always been at noon. About 12:20 I go...

Lunch has always been at noon. About 12:20 I go in and set out sleeping bags, turn off light, pull closed the curtains and start the quiet time music.

There were two years when I had almost all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2017, 12:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,354
Posted By LK5kids
I have the water table available most days all...

I have the water table available most days all summer long.

Along with the water table I may also have available large bubble wands and bubbles, the baby bath - my husband built a low table and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,935
Posted By LK5kids
How about children's or boughten (or both)...

How about children's or boughten (or both) artwork hung in each rectangle? I know it wouldn't cover the metal mechanics of the door but that would look cute!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By LK5kids
Yes! It's too early to learn to share! It's...

Yes! It's too early to learn to share! It's even hard for two year olds!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,603
Posted By LK5kids
Photo album!

Photo album!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By LK5kids
Best idea ever!

Best idea ever!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,015
Posted By LK5kids
7:00-8:00 arrival, table toys available ...

7:00-8:00 arrival, table toys available

8:00-Breakfast

8:30-9:30 free play with creative art option 2 - 3 days per week

9:30 clean up

9:45-9:55 circle time
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,863
Posted By LK5kids
This is my philosophy too. I just feel better if...

This is my philosophy too. I just feel better if I'm a bit pulled together. About once a month I wear a pair of exercise pants (nice quality) but by the end of the day I feel like I've been in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,863
Posted By LK5kids
Summer-Khaki shorts from Old Navy and cotton...

Summer-Khaki shorts from Old Navy and cotton tops, T's or dress casual tops I've gotten from the Loft. They wash up well, many are sleeveless and look great and are very comfortable.

Winter-jeans...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,718
Posted By LK5kids
My thoughts too!

My thoughts too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By LK5kids
Nope, I don't trust Monsanto and I suspect...

Nope, I don't trust Monsanto and I suspect glyphosate for a lot of health issues. Hadn't heard it might be in vaccines! I can't bear to read that article!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2017, 04:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,491
Posted By LK5kids
My first thoughts were exactly the same as Black...

My first thoughts were exactly the same as Black Cats.

He's only 2.25. I've had many 18 month olds that loved to paint but this kiddo isn't ready and and it is developmentally appropriate. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By LK5kids
I worked for Birth to Three for awhile and we...

I worked for Birth to Three for awhile and we would refer children often for an evaluation who were nearing age two with only 3-5 words that a stranger could understand.

Also part of the component...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,555
Posted By LK5kids
Years ago I did and it didn't bother me at all. ...

Years ago I did and it didn't bother me at all. I did what I had to do to make enough $. I had a large separate two-room child care area.

For awhile two families needed Sat. Morning and I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,221
Posted By LK5kids
I figured it had been around. I was glad to see...

I figured it had been around. I was glad to see it on our craigslist. No other explanation, just the list. Not that it needed an explanation!
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