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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:04 AM
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Posted By Play Care
Yeah, I wouldn't even care. I find it tiresome...

Yeah, I wouldn't even care. I find it tiresome when people who don't know the child assume they know what the child needs. I get it, whining is irritating and hard to listen to, but let's not teach...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 05:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 605
Posted By Play Care
This is true, although when I've replaced...

This is true, although when I've replaced families the new ones are usually much better. Mostly because I tell them in the interview the reason I have an opening is due to terming a family who didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Play Care
Also key. If they are not doing it with milk or...

Also key. If they are not doing it with milk or juice then you know what the problem is...:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Play Care
I have a 1 year old spitter now. Drinks are only...

I have a 1 year old spitter now. Drinks are only in the high/booster chair and only very small amounts at a time (a tablespoon or so) so there's no soaking. I also have no problem saying "No" to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4,404
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,726
Posted By Play Care
I just received notice that I'm being bumped back...

I just received notice that I'm being bumped back to tier 2 after being on tier 1 for 5 years. Five years ago I had been seriously reconsidering the FP because I hate paper work and the $60 or $70 a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Play Care
That said, I agree with this. Plans change, jobs...

That said, I agree with this. Plans change, jobs change. Clients don't "deserve" anything other than contractually required notice, IMO. If that's a month or two weeks then that's what they agreed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Play Care
This. I plan on closing before the Fall as...

This.

I plan on closing before the Fall as well. I haven't said a word to my clients.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By Play Care
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 605
Posted By Play Care
Did she wind up going to jail?:eek:

Did she wind up going to jail?:eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By Play Care
This is exactly why my 3 yo dcb is having such a...

This is exactly why my 3 yo dcb is having such a hard time.
Because when he cries and whines here, nothing good happens. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 605
Posted By Play Care
Yes. It didn't go well, but at the end of the day...

Yes. It didn't go well, but at the end of the day it was for the best. Because of that term, I now do terms in writing, outside of day care if possible (so mailing it a week or so after they leave...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 828
Posted By Play Care
I'm wondering if this is the real issue as well....

I'm wondering if this is the real issue as well. :confused::ouch:
When a parent tells me their future plans, I always follow up with an email reiterating what they told me and what it may mean for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 828
Posted By Play Care
I think you can play this two ways. ;) If...

I think you can play this two ways. ;)

If you like the family and don't mind doing before/after you can always say "DCM, I am firming up my plans for the Fall, just making sure that things are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By Play Care
:hug::hug: No matter how "bad" the term...

:hug::hug:

No matter how "bad" the term went, you are done. happyface
And come Monday when you will realize the full extent of just how bad/stressful it was, you will feel WONDERFUL to have it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 345
Posted By Play Care
Just put a request in at our library for a lot of...

Just put a request in at our library for a lot of the titles :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4,404
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,726
Posted By Play Care
I told him no "pad" for nap because he kept...

I told him no "pad" for nap because he kept announcing he wasn't napping he was playing on his "pad" Um, nope.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4,404
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,726
Posted By Play Care
What part of "This day care does NOT take...

What part of "This day care does NOT take children who have outgrown nap" is too hard to understand?!
Seriously.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 620
Posted By Play Care
The space issue was mine also. I usually only...

The space issue was mine also. I usually only take one under one, but the past year I juggled three under 1 :eek::eek: Every one wanted to have their bucket seat here and I was constantly tripping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By Play Care
likethis This just smacks of "I didn't get...

likethis

This just smacks of "I didn't get my way so I'm going to throw a fit" :rolleyes:
The provider is probably thanking her lucky stars she got off so easily.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 289
Posted By Play Care
I don't remind, but there are natural transition...

I don't remind, but there are natural transition times that I insist everyone try (after meals, before going outside) so we rarely have accidents. TBH, I've had more issues with my SA kids having...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By Play Care
Admittedly I don't see what he's doing as too big...

Admittedly I don't see what he's doing as too big of a deal, but if it bothers you then:
"We don't do that at Mrs. Anon's house" or
"That's not how we talk here"
And a consequence every time.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4,404
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,726
Posted By Play Care
And you get the "it's *just* 10/15 minutes!"...

And you get the "it's *just* 10/15 minutes!" nonsense.
I'm tempted to keep my door locked in the morning and wait *just* 10 minutes before opening it. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By Play Care
I like Boy Mom's letter, short and to the point. ...

I like Boy Mom's letter, short and to the point.
If the parents are aware of the excessive crying I would just say that you don't feel your care is the best fit for her. I wouldn't mention the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By Play Care
When I have a younger group, our free play time...

When I have a younger group, our free play time is very limited. It's a pain because it means I have to remember to put kids "up" whenever I can't be right with them. But this past year when all my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,306
Posted By Play Care
Truly, it could have just been a me issue though.

Truly, it could have just been a me issue though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 441
Posted By Play Care
Not BC, but I have a strict illness policy and...

Not BC, but I have a strict illness policy and have no issue calling for and insisting on pick ups. We *rarely* have illness run rampant through day care because of this.

I have said before that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 441
Posted By Play Care
No I don't. I remember those days of trying to...

No I don't.
I remember those days of trying to rest/recover and still having to be "on" for own kids. No thanks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 03:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,306
Posted By Play Care
My licensor did a pop in on Valentine's Day. I am...

My licensor did a pop in on Valentine's Day. I am usually one who picks up as we go, but I hadn't felt great that day, I only had 3 kiddos and one was a almost 4 yo boy who wanted to do games and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 240,722
Posted By Play Care
The weather is slowly getting warmer, which makes...

The weather is slowly getting warmer, which makes it easier to get outside. happyface

A FULL house for the first time in a year!!

Starting to prepare for our 8 day cruise in June.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 4,404
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,726
Posted By Play Care
Yesterday for the first time in a year, I had six...

Yesterday for the first time in a year, I had six kids in attendance. It was AWESOME. We were busy, the kids were able to choose different playmates if they weren't feeling the one they were with,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4,404
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,726
Posted By Play Care
My DD is in a class with a girl who was held...

My DD is in a class with a girl who was held back. Girl has a July birthday and is nearly a full year older than DD (June Birthday). It hasn't held the girl back at all, she's top of the class, best...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4,404
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,726
Posted By Play Care
Started 2 boys (siblings) today. Not impressed....

Started 2 boys (siblings) today. Not impressed. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 4,404
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,726
Posted By Play Care
I now have an official car seat policy:rolleyes: ...

I now have an official car seat policy:rolleyes:

It was never an issue, and then it was. I'm done tripping over car seats because parents are too cheap to get a second seat.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 428
Posted By Play Care
I honestly don't know anyone who is. But it's...

I honestly don't know anyone who is. But it's like ripping off a Band-Aid. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 428
Posted By Play Care
Your ROI (return on investment) is waaaaaaaaay...

Your ROI (return on investment) is waaaaaaaaay off here.
I wouldn't put up with that for a very PT family who strung you along like they did. I wouldn't even wait for a next time as I refuse to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,502
Posted By Play Care
I wear gloves for every diaper change. :ouch: But...

I wear gloves for every diaper change. :ouch: But I also go get things on me. :ouch: Wear and tear is also an issue for me.

Because of this, I do have a work wardrobe and a weekend wardrobe. Work...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-02-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By Play Care
Not Able to Deduct Camps?

In the past we've been able to deduct the cost of sending our kids to summer camps and other activities as they are too old for my day care (under 5) but not old enough to be on their own.
This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By Play Care
In the past I've done this when I've been open...

In the past I've done this when I've been open for a Federal Holiday but then wind up with no kids, or just one. I would do a sign up sheet with a three child minimum (or a two family minimum if one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4,404
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,726
Posted By Play Care
:eek::eek::eek: Because it IS repulsive.

:eek::eek::eek:
Because it IS repulsive.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 240,722
Posted By Play Care
Nice, Enjoy! We are taking a cruise in June...

Nice, Enjoy!

We are taking a cruise in June so let me know your best tips and tricks when you get back. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 380
Posted By Play Care
I think they were Tot locks? Ordered on Amazon. ...

I think they were Tot locks? Ordered on Amazon.

Just to clarify, the dcb was asked to try to open the cabinets by me, he wasn't trying to get in when he wasn't supposed to. :D Also, I've never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 240,722
Posted By Play Care
I am off tomorrow and all next week. We are going...

I am off tomorrow and all next week. We are going away as a family (overnight) during the break and I'm so happy. We need that time!
I pretty much have my resume, cover letters, applications and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 380
Posted By Play Care
I LOVE my magnet locks. The best part is that...

I LOVE my magnet locks. The best part is that they can be turned "off" when you don't need them. I've even had my tougher day care boy try to open them when locked, and he couldn't.

So much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By Play Care
Someone I know who lives close to that area said...

Someone I know who lives close to that area said the general belief is that they all were knowingly complicit and that they were, in fact, coached by higher up's in how to scam the system.:ouch:

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 693
Posted By Play Care
For some reason when I initially read the thread...

For some reason when I initially read the thread title it brought to mind the provider on here who used to tell us she and her hubby would make out (and more) during nap time. :eek::ouch:

But that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Play Care
I agree with Blackcat. I wouldn't even entertain...

I agree with Blackcat. I wouldn't even entertain his returning and enjoy the rest of my regular week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 722
Posted By Play Care
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By Play Care
This really depends on your area. Most centers in...

This really depends on your area. Most centers in my area have their own cook and kitchen. You do not get reimbursed in the families bring in their own food (I'm pretty sure), though I could order a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By Play Care
As to procedure to apply, I think it may vary by...

As to procedure to apply, I think it may vary by area and agency. But here I signed up and they look to see if you qualify for Tier 1 or Tier 2. Tier 1 is the higher reimbursement rate. Then you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By Play Care
My understanding is that all licensed child care...

My understanding is that all licensed child care can be on the program. I don't see how a center could operate without being on it, to be honest. The money is not insignificant.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By Play Care
Wen I first started out I got a couple of...

Wen I first started out I got a couple of families from a provider who was retiring. She had gone all out for every holiday and gave the kids gift baskets for every.single.one. They fully expected me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Play Care
Totally agree! I can see it now, "since you were...

Totally agree! I can see it now, "since you were closed two days last week are you still off next week?" Um yeah.

I'm sure if they happened to be sick around a vacation time they would still take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By Play Care
In that case, Buh-bye. I ain't got time....

In that case, Buh-bye. I ain't got time. :ouch::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 722
Posted By Play Care
Then I would start advertising today. And when...

Then I would start advertising today. And when they decide to leave over a teddy bear you can happily see the back of them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 722
Posted By Play Care
This happened to me when I first started out. In...

This happened to me when I first started out. In my case it was a small blanket. So I said nap time only and it went in her go home bag as soon as nap was over. I put it there myself and made sure it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4,404
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,726
Posted By Play Care
Yup. When I've had time off in the past I've had...

Yup. When I've had time off in the past I've had a parent say "Well I have to work!" To which my reply is "well, I don't!" :D And even better "I'll be thinking of you at work while I'm relaxing on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4,404
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,726
Posted By Play Care
DCG comes in with a runny nose. The same runny...

DCG comes in with a runny nose. The same runny nose that 4 of the other kids have. Mom tries to tell me it's teething. :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By Play Care
My rule for all kids is that if they've outgrown...

My rule for all kids is that if they've outgrown quiet time, they've outgrown my care.
If the child can lay/stay quietly while others rest, we're good. If they are loud, getting off their mats,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 604
Posted By Play Care
I don't really do much for Easter. Unlike...

I don't really do much for Easter. Unlike Christmas which is also celebrated secularly, Easter for obvious reasons has more of a religious feel. I do get some plastic eggs and paper basket grass for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By Play Care
:hug: Good for you. I strongly suggest...

:hug:

Good for you. I strongly suggest staying off social media. Do not try to defend your actions or even mention it. This will blow over.
One of the main reasons for deleting my Facebook...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 03:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By Play Care
Honestly? I would not. My policy is that school...

Honestly? I would not. My policy is that school needs to be CLOSED in order for me to even consider having SA present, period.
School is open and the parents are choosing to not send the kids in....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 577
Posted By Play Care
I see both sides of this. And at the risk of...

I see both sides of this.

And at the risk of being flamed, even with my own kids not in care, I still have my favorites. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By Play Care
Yeah, he wouldn't have lasted a year here. I...

Yeah, he wouldn't have lasted a year here. I don't put up with age inappropriate behaviors. And certainly not with clients who make me feel on edge in my own home.
As they say, not all money is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 494
Posted By Play Care
This has been how I've done it for the last...

This has been how I've done it for the last couple of years. It's just been too hectic with under 2's. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 03-21-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,424
Posted By Play Care
Initially we were told no graham crackers or...

Initially we were told no graham crackers or goldfish, but apparently some bigger centers raised a stink so now they reconsidered.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By Play Care
Personally I'd vote for the one that has her away...

Personally I'd vote for the one that has her away with peers most of the summer. I find no matter how we plan and come up with lists, my kids essentially sit around all day when I'm working...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 29,553
Posted By Play Care
To my mind, that opens up a whole can of worms. I...

To my mind, that opens up a whole can of worms. I don't ever want my clients thinking they have any say in who I enroll. And legally I'm fairly sure that telling others about a families health...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4,404
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,726
Posted By Play Care
One of my dcb's always has a runny nose. He's 3...

One of my dcb's always has a runny nose. He's 3 and I don't think he's had a dry nose since I've known him. He's upper lip is bright red from all the dried on snot. :ouch::ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By Play Care
People behave how you allow them to. :ouch: ...

People behave how you allow them to. :ouch:
Hand one toy back to mom every.single.time. "oops, mom, it's one toy! Here you go!" And shoo her out the door. With him I would be on him like velcro....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Play Care
When my kids were day care aged, I had approval...

When my kids were day care aged, I had approval to nap the children upstairs. My kids were in their own rooms, and I had my guest bedroom set up for day care napping. Several years ago they changed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By Play Care
I don't think you are wrong, but I do think in...

I don't think you are wrong, but I do think in the future when the parent says they will get back to you, that you let them know that you are in the process of interviewing several families and that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 872
Posted By Play Care
Yes! When I was bringing my whole crew to...

Yes! When I was bringing my whole crew to preschool, I had an arrangement with the school where I would park right up front, take the child out, walk him to the bottom of the steps and send him in....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By Play Care
Pretty much what everyone else said. But I...

Pretty much what everyone else said.

But I would caution you to never assume you know who turned you in. Often it's the people you LEAST expect. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By Play Care
I take them on walks. I do bring a double...

I take them on walks. I do bring a double stroller but encourage all the kids to walk as much as they can. Some of my neighbors have chickens that we go visit (we stay off their property at the fence...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-12-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 198
Posted By Play Care
The one thing I could see is if a child was hurt...

The one thing I could see is if a child was hurt and you were reported, the parent claiming they had no idea the child was allowed to swim. You would have written permission, so on that score you...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-12-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 198
Posted By Play Care
Yes, absolutely!!! Heaven forbid anything...

Yes, absolutely!!! Heaven forbid anything happens, those parents will say they never gave permission. Mark my word. :ouch:
I would also have written protocol for pool use (perhaps coast guard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By Play Care
Yes, a bit. I just termed a new start after...

Yes, a bit.

I just termed a new start after a couple of weeks. I'm already loving be back to our regularly scheduled crew:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4,404
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,726
Posted By Play Care
The nice thing was that 3 of the kids slept for...

The nice thing was that 3 of the kids slept for almost 3 hours (11:30-2:30!!) but one (who usually does sleep) was up for over an hour - reading, talking to himself, singing. :rolleyes: I finally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4,404
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,726
Posted By Play Care
And my 3.5 yo dcb is getting a crash course in...

And my 3.5 yo dcb is getting a crash course in butt wiping 101. He's been trained for over a year, it's time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4,404
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,726
Posted By Play Care
I HATE Food pouches!! HATE! HATE! HATE! HATE!...

I HATE Food pouches!! HATE! HATE! HATE! HATE! HATE!

I have a 2 year old dcg who hardly eats a thing here, because POUCHES!
I have an infant who will turn 1 in a couple weeks and sent her the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 872
Posted By Play Care
This was absolutely terrible and she deserved a...

This was absolutely terrible and she deserved a long sentence. I also agree with Blackcat that some of the parents here also do bear some responsibility. How much time do they spend online/social...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2018, 08:56 AM
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Posted By Play Care
Termed family today. I think it went well. Either...

Termed family today. I think it went well. Either way, I'm DONE!!!!happyfacehappyfacehappyface
Forum: Forms - Uploads 03-09-2018, 05:26 AM
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Views: 291
Posted By Play Care
Form letter for term?

I seem to have lost my form letter that I give for terming.
Does anyone have one that they would be willing to share?

I'm so upset because it was the perfect form letter, short and sweet with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By Play Care
Initially I was thinking about doing that. I...

Initially I was thinking about doing that. I think if they were following the other rules (paying on time, no food/drink, etc.) I would, but since they don't I'm not feeling it. :ouch::o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By Play Care
I did text mom a few minutes ago basically saying...

I did text mom a few minutes ago basically saying the kids were all asleep now and I assume they were coming. hoped to see them tomorrow!
She texted back saying she understood.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By Play Care
Thank you!!! I needed to hear that! I was...

Thank you!!! I needed to hear that!
I was feeling bad that I didn't give it more of a chance. It would be one thing if the parents were following all the rules. I could then maybe get her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By Play Care
Not Making It Out Of The Trial Period?

I started a 2 year old a few weeks ago. Posted on the crying, making herself gag and vomit. No prior day care experience according to parents.
I do think if we had some consistency with arrival and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By Play Care
I'm in upstate NY, we get lots of snow! :D I...

I'm in upstate NY, we get lots of snow! :D I don't close every time because honestly, most people have either 4 wheel or all wheel drive and we have good snow/ice removal systems in place. But I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 184,092
Posted By Play Care
You are the woman!!happyfacehappyfacehappyface

You are the woman!!happyfacehappyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4,404
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,726
Posted By Play Care
Right. I love how doing something they are...

Right. I love how doing something they are contractually obligated to do is somehow doing me a favor. I wonder if she thanked her superintendent for doing her a favor when he let them out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Play Care
Crying, if I know 100% that everything is fine, I...

Crying, if I know 100% that everything is fine, I can tune out. Screaming goes right through me and I can feel my blood pressure go up. :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Play Care
I have done this with kids who chatter or will...

I have done this with kids who chatter or will cry (as a habit not for a reason) with good success.

And I leave the door "open" the slightest crack to "technically" be in licensing compliance....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By Play Care
I love that!:D

I love that!:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By Play Care
She picked up right after nap. I texted and she...

She picked up right after nap. I texted and she was here in minutes.
To be honest, if this kiddo was not a great napper I probably would have said to pick up before hand. But I got two solid hours...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By Play Care
That is in my contract "Because snow is not an...

That is in my contract "Because snow is not an excuse for me to be closed, it is not an acceptable excuse for late pick ups. It is up to the parent to arrive on time, or use their designated...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Play Care
I won't keep them. I can't. I know that type of...

I won't keep them. I can't. I know that type of tantrum screaming is a trigger for me:ouch:
It would fall under "not a good fit" :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By Play Care
I wound up telling her I would text her after nap...

I wound up telling her I would text her after nap and would be closing by 2:30. Roads are still clear. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By Play Care
In home, however I had a very bad experience with...

In home, however I had a very bad experience with a weather related issue and a child not being able to be picked up due to that. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By Play Care
Snow Storm, WWYD?

We are in the middle of a nor'easter. Predicted to get pretty bad later on. One mom messaged me last night and asked if I would be closing early. I told her no, unless roads were hazardous.
Her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4,404
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,726
Posted By Play Care
Dear DCM, You picking up "early" due to a...

Dear DCM,

You picking up "early" due to a bad snow storm and treacherous road conditions is NOT doing ME a FAVOR. Its doing yourself one, because if you tried to come at regular time and were late...
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