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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By daycarediva
Who is rude enough to just pick up a stranger's...

Who is rude enough to just pick up a stranger's child. As in, it's not even YOUR child she is asking to hold.

I just....idk. People! :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By daycarediva
Yup. Not even opening pandora's box today.

Yup. Not even opening pandora's box today.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By daycarediva
This would bother me, too. I am pretty direct...

This would bother me, too. I am pretty direct though, so I would say "Are you serious?" and address it as she answered.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By daycarediva
You should have kept your mouth shut. :o ...

You should have kept your mouth shut. :o

Lower ratios
Have families interested in spaces for fall already
Cutting back numbers in general
Not sure I want to enroll that age group

I hope it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By daycarediva
this!

this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By daycarediva
yep. As a home provider, this is part of...

yep.

As a home provider, this is part of the unexpected, being self employed. I also have a FT assistant AND will soon have two substitutes so that IF(when?) I need time off, I can take it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 567
Posted By daycarediva
"He/She HAD to..." is my latest. Bring this...

"He/She HAD to..." is my latest.

Bring this food/toy in... finish watching a show at home/in the car...

I wonder if this is going to carry over into teen years. My 12 yo DS HAS to have an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By daycarediva
They were pricey. I got mine on amazon for around...

They were pricey. I got mine on amazon for around $20 for 4 locks and a key, I had to buy 7 sets (14 total locks) OUCH!

They were super easy to install since all I did was peel/stick. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By daycarediva
I had the same issue in our kitchen upstairs. I...

I had the same issue in our kitchen upstairs. I didn't want to damage them, so I installed magnetic locks using ONLY the sticky tape (they come with it, double sided to aid in installation). I turn...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 267
Posted By daycarediva
SAME! Or I make it the night/morning of and...

SAME!

Or I make it the night/morning of and reheat.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 620
Posted By daycarediva
Yes. I didn't even have infant seats for my...

Yes. I didn't even have infant seats for my youngest we went straight to a convertible 5 point harness rear facing at birth. I baby wore, or brought a moses basket everywhere I couldn't wear him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By daycarediva
idk how to make it cute like yours, butttt this...

idk how to make it cute like yours, butttt this is me right now, replace MOM with my name. :ouch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnnNNjJWv8U
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 620
Posted By daycarediva
YES! SERIOUSLY! I know your stance...

YES!




SERIOUSLY! I know your stance on car seat safety. You are NOT supposed to be reinstalling them constantly! Parents- GET A SECOND SEAT!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4,404
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,727
Posted By daycarediva
A family that started when I had 6, FREAKED the...

A family that started when I had 6, FREAKED the first day we were full as group (and they KNEW going in this was the plan). I just pointed to my license.



RIGHT! I find (especially in the US)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By daycarediva
NICE!!! We have had good luck with butt paste....

NICE!!! We have had good luck with butt paste. Just about every kid in diapers comes with a rash on Monday. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 449
Posted By daycarediva
This. I am on the food program, and I would just...

This. I am on the food program, and I would just ask for a pedi note to reduce/substitute the milk and do away with all other dairy. Add more water, fiber, and outside play.

SO MANY KIDS with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By daycarediva
I agree with storybook, make sure the parents...

I agree with storybook, make sure the parents aren't blindsided. If you haven't already, open up a dialogue about what is going on at your house, if it's similar at home. Ask if they can work with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 441
Posted By daycarediva
right. Worst days ever for both myself and my...

right. Worst days ever for both myself and my children.



Same.



:lol: same here. I am the older than a couple grandparents. Which is seriously saying something. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-10-2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By daycarediva
That was a lesson learned from me, I was audited...

That was a lesson learned from me, I was audited because both parents paid, I gave a tax form with the ANNUAL TOTAL, specifically stated each portion which parent paid. They both claimed the kid/full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 428
Posted By daycarediva
WOW! What a brazen excuse. They would be...

WOW! What a brazen excuse.

They would be done TODAY, for failure to pick up.

*I* would be livid. "Ok, Grandma is back up, I'll give her a call. Thanks!"

:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,306
Posted By daycarediva
Still the same! :lol: YEP! I...

Still the same! :lol:



YEP!

I don't feel ashamed at running the vacuum during the day, or folding DC laundry during rest time.

I think that once it's clean, it's easier to just maintain.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4,404
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,727
Posted By daycarediva
Got a message from DCM of a FT 5yo. "We decided...

Got a message from DCM of a FT 5yo. "We decided to hold him back a year after meeting with the K registration teacher, so you get to keep him until June 2019."

UM NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I brought...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4,404
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,727
Posted By daycarediva
I REALLY don't like siblings. I NEVER love both...

I REALLY don't like siblings. I NEVER love both kids. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 428
Posted By daycarediva
YUP! I would just give notice, or tell...

YUP!


I would just give notice, or tell them that you are letting dcb go (sounds like big sis is fine solo)

They know why.

It won't get better.

They can't stand it so they send him to...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By daycarediva
utilities repairs supplies meals/food ...

utilities
repairs
supplies
meals/food
activity expenses
insurance/licensing expenses
mileage/car
office expenses-advertising, ink, website, etc.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 461
Posted By daycarediva
I claimed four kids, and two extra kids this year...

I claimed four kids, and two extra kids this year AND I almost owed in. We are getting a $130 combined fed/state return. My accountant is happy with that- as we estimated and paid our quarterlies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 184,092
Posted By daycarediva
Dcb has been out all week with his teacher Mom,...

Dcb has been out all week with his teacher Mom, she is doing a day of planning before returning to work.

He comes in and the FIRST thing out of his mouth is

"It's still fu**ing Easter in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By daycarediva
Make it worth his while, find different ways to...

Make it worth his while, find different ways to do it.

For the kids to get any computer time here, they must "sign up" (write their name) can't write your name? Won't even try? NO computer.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By daycarediva
I join them. "No it's orange. Or pink and purple...

I join them. "No it's orange. Or pink and purple polka dots. The squirrels are monkeys! We are SO SILLY!"

Diffuse the bomb. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,502
Posted By daycarediva
Soooo....link me to these pants, please! I'm...

Soooo....link me to these pants, please!

I'm pretty casual. I wear work out clothes, track pants and t-****s, jeans and t-****s. Yoga pants, leggings and tunic tops.

My t-shirts are "kid cool"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 252
Posted By daycarediva
https://smile.amazon.com/Summer-Infant-Play-Portab...

https://smile.amazon.com/Summer-Infant-Play-Portable-Playard/dp/B00KBGTRAC/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1522861217&sr=1-1&keywords=summer+infant+play+yard&dpID=41ScPp5hwoL&preST=_SY300_...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By daycarediva
This child needs PROFESSIONAL HELP. The fact that...

This child needs PROFESSIONAL HELP. The fact that your director has not followed up to help him get the help he needs is bordering on negligent. He will not be successful ANYWHERE.

WHAT is going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By daycarediva
I agree. She isnít shy, anxious, etc.

I agree. She isnít shy, anxious, etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By daycarediva
YES! and their 'neeeeeed' is not always work or...

YES! and their 'neeeeeed' is not always work or work commute either, it's just what they WANT.

7:30-6 is a 10.5 hour day. 5 days a week? I doubt she's working 50 hours at a traditional job.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By daycarediva
Is she COMPLETELY silent with you? Select mutism...

Is she COMPLETELY silent with you? Select mutism comes to mind.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By daycarediva
this. In your case, I would prorate,...

this.


In your case, I would prorate, it's much more than two weeks, so I would just bill them for those two days and be done.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By daycarediva
3 kid minimum here. :ouch:

3 kid minimum here.

:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By daycarediva
I don't get the manspreading/mansplaining...

I don't get the manspreading/mansplaining reference. He looks like a DCD I have. Nicest guy!



YES! Never had barbies but I did steal my brother's GI Joe's! :lol:

Worse than Barbie were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By daycarediva
When I had my child at 16, when applying for WIC,...

When I had my child at 16, when applying for WIC, the social worker actually told me that I should apply for alllllllll of these benefits. How I 'shouldn't' have to pay rent, or buy groceries. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By daycarediva
This.. at interviews ALWAYS say "I am...

This..

at interviews ALWAYS say "I am interviewing other families for the space and will let you know by X date."

then send an email.

Thank you for inquiring about care at ABC daycare. At...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By daycarediva
seriously!!!

seriously!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By daycarediva
WHISK! Works great! I make my own egg dye,...

WHISK! Works great!

I make my own egg dye, and a HUGE batch and use deeper tupperware bowls. A few large whisks, and I can dye 2 dozen eggs at the same time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By daycarediva
It could be vitamin D levels and/or...

It could be vitamin D levels and/or malabsorbtion.

I have severe anemia, I take two different types of iron, vitamin B-12 injections, and a multivitamin for it. My doctor stays current, and has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By daycarediva
I would just refund at pick up, and tell them...

I would just refund at pick up, and tell them that based on his behavior you aren't willing to provide further care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By daycarediva
I would close! Families already planned/prepped...

I would close! Families already planned/prepped (I hope..) ahead of time for the day off.

Enjoy the day with your family!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-23-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By daycarediva
In my state you must hold a BA or higher in Ed to...

In my state you must hold a BA or higher in Ed to be a director. I didn't last 3 months at a director position, because the quality of staff (minimum wage) was maddening.

ALWAYS trust your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 604
Posted By daycarediva
I am going all out. I pretty much always do....

I am going all out. I pretty much always do. Sensory table, art, bulletin board, you name it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,317
Posted By daycarediva
YES! I haven't smoked since my I had kiddo #1,...

YES! I haven't smoked since my I had kiddo #1, but it is literally the ONLY thing that stopped a migraine dead in it's tracks, and I was able to be fully functional. When it's legalized for medical...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 543
Posted By daycarediva
Stay out of your friends cubbies. please...

Stay out of your friends cubbies.

please bring your voice down here.

Fingers do not go in your nose.

Cough IN your elbow.

GO WASH YOUR HANDS.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By daycarediva
replace the milk in bottles with water and start...

replace the milk in bottles with water and start offering that so she is used to drinking milk between meals and getting SOME hydration.

A 360 cup?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 577
Posted By daycarediva
I hear you. I never allowed the kids to see my...

I hear you. I never allowed the kids to see my favorites, and my kids were treated the same, which is why I enrolled them elsewhere for Prek, and did summer camps, etc for SA and enrolled no kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By daycarediva
THIS! I am too old to mess around, I am...

THIS!

I am too old to mess around, I am almost old enough to be the parents of the daycare PARENTS.

I now speak up.

"Maybe a better nighttime routine would help him come to school better...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By daycarediva
Oh goodness shriekers. I have a growler. ...

Oh goodness shriekers.

I have a growler.

ALLLLL DAY. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

It's LOUD. Like a caged lion. :ouch:
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-22-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By daycarediva
This. I wish the pictures were further...

This.

I wish the pictures were further zoomed out so I could see the size well, but if a child is known to scratch/bite/push/hit, it is on the teacher (and director) to make sure that child is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 577
Posted By daycarediva
So as a parent, you would never chose a home...

So as a parent, you would never chose a home daycare for the same reason?

My assistant has her child attend, for free, on days we have the room. It's created no additional issues. Maybe because I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By daycarediva
I would be waking him earlier AND taking him...

I would be waking him earlier AND taking him potty after lunch. See which helps, maybe both, but either way giving him more opportunities to use the toilet can't hurt.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By daycarediva
Good grief, some parents. LMBO about...

Good grief, some parents.

LMBO about unphotogenic kids though, I've got a few now.

I like taking pictures and happily do so. Parents don't like it? Get to stepping. :lol:

I use social...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By daycarediva
Can I ask what your song is?? We just do open...

Can I ask what your song is?? We just do open shut them, open shut them, give a little clap clap clap, open shut them open shut them, put them in your lap lap lap before we start letting them serve. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 29,553
Posted By daycarediva
I do not accept non vaccinated child into care....

I do not accept non vaccinated child into care. Herd immunity is not 100%, most of the kids enrolled aren't FULLY vaccinated yet (2/3 of the series...etc)

I believe my state is medical or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By daycarediva
Nothing. Kids act differently at home/daycare. I...

Nothing. Kids act differently at home/daycare. I have one that is reserved/shy and took a good year to really come out of her shell away from her parents.

Grandbaby is like this with ANYONE but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By daycarediva
What's your sharing policy? Only child? ...

What's your sharing policy?

Only child?

What's your space like? Is there any where he CAN put special items, or things he isn't done with yet?

I have a dck in care who was booted from a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By daycarediva
I actually really like sharing pictures with...

I actually really like sharing pictures with parents, but if it's not something you offer, say so. Sorry dcm, that isn't a service we offer- that would require (phones out, time away from infant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 647
Posted By daycarediva
agreed! None of my own kids took them, and I...

agreed! None of my own kids took them, and I limit them to nap for my dc kids.

Thumb sucking on the other hand is the bane of my existence. None of my kids were thumb suckers. DC kids? OH MY....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By daycarediva
I should have majored in psychology and not...

I should have majored in psychology and not development/education.

:ouch:

I give ONE bite at a time to 'repeat offenders'. Eat nicely, you get another bite. THROW? no more bites. Gradually...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 731
Posted By daycarediva
those large commercial plastic mats worked well...

those large commercial plastic mats worked well over our rug in my former, former, dc space.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 731
Posted By daycarediva
SAME! The hardest kids, remind me of myself. My...

SAME! The hardest kids, remind me of myself. My assistant says it all the time "Whhyyy is THAT CHILD your favorite?"

Because I understand rebellion and independence, duh.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 731
Posted By daycarediva
My own kids had to ask for snacks between meals,...

My own kids had to ask for snacks between meals, but if given permission, are able to help themselves.

DC kids? Oh heck no. My entire supply of groceries would be gone in 2 days and nobody would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By daycarediva
BUBBLES! Anything loud (musical instruments? pots...

BUBBLES! Anything loud (musical instruments? pots and pans?) sensory-pp said sand, gravel, dirt, small manipulatives.

I think it's just a matter of getting used to it.

What's their favorite...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4,404
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,727
Posted By daycarediva
The kids are a hot mess today. Daylight...

The kids are a hot mess today.

Daylight savings time is a PITB.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By daycarediva
Goodness yes.

Goodness yes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 872
Posted By daycarediva
WHO WROTE THAT? That was incredibly...

WHO WROTE THAT?

That was incredibly difficult to understand with the 'he said' 'she said'. Whatever happened to proof reading?

Was the provider's own child left alone? or just the daycare?
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By daycarediva
I tell parents flat out "Any big weekend plans?"...

I tell parents flat out "Any big weekend plans?" "Not changing diapers!" have a good weekend! and I literally walk into the dc bathroom to start my trash routine.

:ouch: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By daycarediva
You have some CHALLENGING families this year!...

You have some CHALLENGING families this year! OUCH!


I would call and keep calling, call emergency pick ups. I would make it SUCH a big deal that they would never do it again. I have a 9am cut...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By daycarediva
THIS. Hand her the child, even if you have to...

THIS. Hand her the child, even if you have to take him by the hand and walk him to mom and give him to her.



yup. I do a daily update on social media.



HECK NO.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By daycarediva
Yep. She and Lisa Murphy/Ooey Gooey lady, I...

Yep. She and Lisa Murphy/Ooey Gooey lady, I facebook chat with often. I am in Denita's private facebook group. She is an amazing wealth of knowledge.


Both of those women helped me change my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 647
Posted By daycarediva
this. IF you're doing it, go cold turkey. I...

this.

IF you're doing it, go cold turkey. I do not think 2.5 yo's, regardless of how smart they are, truly comprehend 'sometimes'. The binky fairy just came to my dck's house and took ALLLL the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By daycarediva
How frustrating. "I am concerned with...

How frustrating.


"I am concerned with germs. ANYTHING that goes near a child's mouth is cleaned. I even wash his pacifier multiple times a day!"

jerkwad.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By daycarediva
and that's enough! Buh bye!

and that's enough! Buh bye!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By daycarediva
I say "You mean ok, Myname." If it's a...

I say "You mean ok, Myname."

If it's a serious why, like the kids asking why the snow melted, I'm all on it. We have an ongoing experiment outside with two snow piles. One in the sun and one in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By daycarediva
I have a retail manager's child enrolled- they...

I have a retail manager's child enrolled- they wake child up, get child ready, and bring child over at the SAME TIME every morning to make the days easier. Like Mom said, Dad usually just lets her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By daycarediva
The star is on the calendar, I'm trying to see if...

The star is on the calendar, I'm trying to see if there is any secret magic trick out there I can try before throwing in the towel.

It's not a trigger for me, I can tune her out, but the other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By daycarediva
Nap Time Screamers

I haven't had one in YEARS.

16 months. Screams no matter what.

alone. dark. quiet. music. white noise. holding her. rocking. blanket. lovey. patting. pack and play. mat.

Tried it ALL.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By daycarediva
RIGHT! Aww fiddlesticks, shucks, gosh darn it,...

RIGHT! Aww fiddlesticks, shucks, gosh darn it, the kids say them all.

:o

In this case, especially if he heard it from the teenager, as a parent I would want to know!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By daycarediva
Definitely repeated/learned. Poor kid. ...

Definitely repeated/learned.

Poor kid.

I once said "Just shoot me already" after a VERY hard day of work to dh. In jest, of course, but my son/5 at the time went to K the following day,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By daycarediva
That's frigging nuts. How are they going to...

That's frigging nuts.

How are they going to keep records of this? It will just make people say "what cash?" :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 599
Posted By daycarediva
Dh and I were just doing estimates out loud...

Dh and I were just doing estimates out loud because of this thread and he said "You realize we spend more feeding the dogs than we do the kids."

:ouch: They eat a combo of expensive grain free...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 599
Posted By daycarediva
I have 12 children daily, breakfast, lunch,...

I have 12 children daily, breakfast, lunch, snacks. I serve whole wheat, organic. Produce is the biggest chunk. I am part of a farm share and that's 495/6 months. I spend about 100-125 a week aside...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By daycarediva
For subsidy copays? If not, the state has...

For subsidy copays?

If not, the state has NO business in my cash payments. I would say no.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 658
Posted By daycarediva
What if you split the ages up with your...

What if you split the ages up with your assistant?

0-18 months in an 'infant' room (1:4 ratio) and toddlers 2-4 in the 'preschool area' with a 1:6 ratio.

Not sure of your state regs, but that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By daycarediva
Same. Nope, she meant that the...

Same.



Nope, she meant that the PREVIOUS situation may have not been right for that child.


I used to take a lot of children from too structured/developmentally inappropriate programs. ALL...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By daycarediva
THIS! Affordability Area- school...

THIS!

Affordability
Area- school districts, what is your preference? City/easy access to amenities or rural/more space?
Bones of the house- I literally DID NOT CARE what my house 'looked' like....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By daycarediva
nope. I would NOT be happy with this, and...

nope. I would NOT be happy with this, and although SCHOOL BUSES are safe, this is just a van. No way would I be risking his life everyday.

I would offer to supply the seat. I would offer to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By daycarediva
I operate similarly to catherder. Parents...

I operate similarly to catherder.

Parents fill out an 'intent to enroll' form with a projected start date. When I have an opening around that date, I contact the best family for the space...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By daycarediva
Same! Clean, super cost efficient.

Same!

Clean, super cost efficient.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By daycarediva
YES, all of this. Sorry, but this mom is...

YES, all of this.

Sorry, but this mom is full of crap OP. She just didn't want to give you the note and will be saying "the dr refused to put a diagnosis this time due to HIPAA" when the child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By daycarediva
YES. Had the same issue with a 3yo, when he...

YES. Had the same issue with a 3yo, when he realized NO MATTER WHAT I would not be giving in, he stopped.

I would talk to the parents about self soothing behaviors, but I find 2 days a week a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By daycarediva
I like SPF clothing. Towels? Swim diapers? ...

I like SPF clothing. Towels? Swim diapers?

Two piece suits on everyone (easier for the bathroom)

NO FLIP FLOPS. Kids + flip flops=injuries.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By daycarediva
I do this, then photocopy/scan the receipts...

I do this, then photocopy/scan the receipts weekly.

I spend more on food than standard deduction. I don't need time/space because I have separate everything so I HAVE to buy two. Everything for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,125
Posted By daycarediva
Here it is not expected to attend a formal prek...

Here it is not expected to attend a formal prek class. The school district charges for it (no aftercare included) at my same weekly rate for the earliest pick up time. So I am not worried about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 918
Posted By daycarediva
^ alllll of this-plus later potty training (he...

^ alllll of this-plus later potty training (he doesn't want to...) poor diets (screaming until they get nuggets for dinner) ZERO outside time (unless they're here...)

To parents- put your damn...
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