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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 554
Posted By DaveA
I don't do a lot of crafts or activities that...

I don't do a lot of crafts or activities that result in something "take home". From the outset I tell DCPs I focus on social and emotional development. But yeah- if I changed up a major part of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By DaveA
No way am I giving a client a copy or pic of my...

No way am I giving a client a copy or pic of my ID. :confused: Any information they need is on my license, which is publicly displayed and a matter of public record.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By DaveA
Glad he's getting treatment and you have the...

Glad he's getting treatment and you have the opportunity to be with him. Good luck when you decide to reopen. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By DaveA
I wouldn't worry about the immunizations- she's...

I wouldn't worry about the immunizations- she's not in violation of current policy.

I would send home for the symptoms you described. Especially the infant.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By DaveA
I get pink eye really easily. My policy is 24...

I get pink eye really easily. My policy is 24 hours on drops and no drainage. So no you're not too strict.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By DaveA
Sani Cycle on Dishwasher

My new dishwasher has a sanitize cycle. This is a new one for me. Does anyone use it to clean toys? Thinking about running things I'm rotating in through it before putting them out. For smaller...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By DaveA
If you're closing 12/20 I would give notice this...

If you're closing 12/20 I would give notice this week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By DaveA
What the others said- cut ties now. I can easily...

What the others said- cut ties now. I can easily see this ending badly.
Forum: Curriculum 11-12-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By DaveA
A couple days before Christmas we make a big...

A couple days before Christmas we make a big batch of cookies, breads, and candies for the kids to take home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By DaveA
BB does what I do. The only difference is if the...

BB does what I do. The only difference is if the child is really ready to drop the AM nap I may only do a couple days each increment.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By DaveA
I charge weekly (full time only), billed biweekly.

I charge weekly (full time only), billed biweekly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By DaveA
Yes! I don’t care which time they pick. Just...

Yes! I don’t care which time they pick. Just quit changing & stick with it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 5,514
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 587,389
Posted By DaveA
I will reiterate my opposition to the whole time...

I will reiterate my opposition to the whole time change thing. There is absolutely no reason I should wake up at 350 when I didn't need up till 5. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 574
Posted By DaveA
Late to the party but Happy Birthday...

Late to the party but Happy Birthday Blackcat!!!happyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By DaveA
Well that's a new one. :eek::rolleyes: Do...

Well that's a new one. :eek::rolleyes:

Do parents hear themselves when things like that come out of their mouths?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By DaveA
Something seems very off with DCM's actions. At...

Something seems very off with DCM's actions. At very least DCM needs to understand that that never happens again and you won't accept a child unless they are alert and oriented. I'm not sure they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By DaveA
My one immediate term of a child for behavior...

My one immediate term of a child for behavior involved a kid throwing a block at a kid's head then more at me. DCPs saw no issue with his behavior. :eek: Even if I hadn't been terming for what DCK...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5,514
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 587,389
Posted By DaveA
:rolleyes::mad: Sounds about right. I had a...

:rolleyes::mad:
Sounds about right. I had a DCM once ask me if I could pick up their child from Pre-K because school was calling DCM because DCK had severe diarrhea. She was stunned when I told...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By DaveA
My parent reminder is just "I am closed the...

My parent reminder is just "I am closed the following days:" then list the days and if they are paid or unpaid.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 226,525
Posted By DaveA
Changed brand of toilet bowl cleaner tabs. This...

Changed brand of toilet bowl cleaner tabs. This one turns the water blue. This is completely unacceptable and wrong to DCG4. :rolleyes::lol::D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By DaveA
Nope. Done. I got tired for you just reading...

Nope. Done. I got tired for you just reading that. 2 med issues and payment problems in a couple weeks? Not dealing with that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 729
Posted By DaveA
In Illinois fire marshals use cars that look like...

In Illinois fire marshals use cars that look like police cars. Fire marshal pulls into parking lot of the center I was at for inspection. DCG3 looks out window & goes “Oh #%^*! It’s the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By DaveA
That's really cool!happyface

That's really cool!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By DaveA
Like previous posters said- it's going to vary...

Like previous posters said- it's going to vary widely. In my case (Illinois) my opening went pretty typically- applied in January, opened in May on a permit pending license, and had my license in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By DaveA
It took Nemo a day to get used to the door. Now...

It took Nemo a day to get used to the door. Now he just blast through it. happyface If the flap's down Dory just sets by the door and whines. :rolleyes: Nemo just looks at her like "Are you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By DaveA
Put one in over the weekend. Working on getting...

Put one in over the weekend. Working on getting dogs used to pushing through the flap, but they'll use it if it's taped up out of the way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By DaveA
Check with your local R&R. They might have some...

Check with your local R&R. They might have some courses online. Here in IL the Gateways to Opportunity sight has about 10 hours up if I remember right.

They're not free but I've had good luck...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By DaveA
The first center I worked in was a triplex...

The first center I worked in was a triplex apartment the owners converted 2 units into a center and lived in the 3rd. They eventually bought the house next door and moved into it adding the 3rd unit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 742
Posted By DaveA
My morning consisted of taking a dog to the vet...

My morning consisted of taking a dog to the vet before pre-K got back. He was favoring a back leg last night/ this morning. Nothing structurally wrong- Doc says it's muscular. Probably just landed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By DaveA
Thanks everyone Ill have to look that...

Thanks everyone



Ill have to look that up. Our sunroom door is basically a glorified storm door.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By DaveA
Dog Doors?

Getting really tired of letting the dogs in/out constantly. I may put in a dog door in the sunroom.

Anybody have a dog door?
What type do you have & do you like it?
Were there anything in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By DaveA
I would tell DCPs he could either skip preschool...

I would tell DCPs he could either skip preschool and take him on the field trip or they would have to find other arrangements for the day. DCP will probably want him to go with you on the field...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By DaveA
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: ...

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Seriously- most people need some breaks from work or they go batty. Especially if you work from your home. Since we didn't do a vacation this year I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By DaveA
For me a 1/2 day would be at 11:30. If I need to...

For me a 1/2 day would be at 11:30. If I need to close before that I just close for the day and don't charge for it. If I have to close after that I charge as a normal day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By DaveA
Sounds like a good plan.

Sounds like a good plan.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By DaveA
My naptime is 1230-230. My bunch usually lays...

My naptime is 1230-230. My bunch usually lays down well and is ready to get up around then. About the only time I let someone sleep longer than 230 is if they took a really long time to crash and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By DaveA
I don't feel guilty at all. I make sure I take...

I don't feel guilty at all. I make sure I take all my vacation days (unpaid), added birthday and anniversary as paid holidays (10 total), and close (unpaid) if I need to do something for my family. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,783
Posted By DaveA
Same as Annalee I'm licensed from 6 weeks up.

Same as Annalee I'm licensed from 6 weeks up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By DaveA
:lol::D:lol::D:lol::D:lol::D:lol::D

:lol::D:lol::D:lol::D:lol::D:lol::D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By DaveA
That’s what I figured. Just one of those small...

That’s what I figured. Just one of those small town :rolleyes:moments. Thanks
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By DaveA
So Who's Late?

I have two DCMs that are friends and the DCBs are on same tball team. Because of schedules DCM1 is authorized to pick up DCM2's kids a couple times a week. One problem- DCM1 shows up 3-5 minutes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By DaveA
I don't have a formal cut off time, but I also...

I don't have a formal cut off time, but I also don't change my schedule for late drop offs. First couple times they try to drop off and we're at store/ library/ zoo/ etc. they get the hint.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By DaveA
I voted Hillcrest also.

I voted Hillcrest also.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 574
Posted By DaveA
Nope- fees are based on enrollment not...

Nope- fees are based on enrollment not attendance. You're not going to find a child to fill the spot just while DCG is in preschool, so it's not like you can make up the $. 6 hours is a full day. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By DaveA
Now we're the exact opposite in IL if I remember...

Now we're the exact opposite in IL if I remember correctly. We can't have prepared bottles brought in other than breast milk. Or at least it is strongly discouraged.

I provide basic brands of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By DaveA
I'm in IL so no hurricane policy, but to me this...

I'm in IL so no hurricane policy, but to me this would fall under the provision in my contract that I refuse to do anything that I feel would be operating in an unsafe manner. Pick a time that gives...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By DaveA
Yikes! Good thing you went. Get better asap...

Yikes! Good thing you went. Get better asap :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,704
Posted By DaveA
Like CH said- I think you will see a split in the...

Like CH said- I think you will see a split in the industry. Some will go toward school based or affiliated programs from birth on. The "rebels";) will flock toward more "kids being kids"- play...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By DaveA
Our pre-k is 1/2 day and school provides busing. ...

Our pre-k is 1/2 day and school provides busing. They are easy to work with and stress not being jerks to local providers. I encourage parents to enroll DCKs in it the year before kindergarten. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 226,525
Posted By DaveA
Dory & Nemo start going insane out back-...

Dory & Nemo start going insane out back- growling, snarling, barking. I look out the window and they are in full "defend the realm" mode over a frog. Funniest thing was it would hop closer to them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By DaveA
:eek: HUH? That's a troubling answer on...

:eek: HUH? That's a troubling answer on multiple levels. I'd be checking to make sure my resume's updated.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By DaveA
Yeah you need to talk to the director about it. ...

Yeah you need to talk to the director about it. No center I've worked at would allow that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By DaveA
I have it in my contract fees are evaluated each...

I have it in my contract fees are evaluated each November.
If I raise rates I don't give a reason. Just what the rate is, when it takes effect, & when contract addendums will be given out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By DaveA
I posted this on Facebook and someone came up...

I posted this on Facebook and someone came up with a theory that kind of makes sense. They wondered if Mom really doesn't want to find care. Like if she wants to stay home and not go back to work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By DaveA
You want no part of this. Way too many things...

You want no part of this. Way too many things that could go wrong for you. Too much of a risk to take.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By DaveA
Every once in a while self control gets the...

Every once in a while self control gets the better of me. :o;) I really was laughing too hard to be snarky. The level of cluelessness exhibited was frankly too stunning to mock.

Now if she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By DaveA
No because I knew if I was a little sarcastic I...

No because I knew if I was a little sarcastic I would be a LOT sarcastic. Just told her I wouldn’t be scheduling an interview as they weren’t a good fit based on a basic misunderstanding of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By DaveA
Talking Well That's a New One

Maybe it's because I haven't had any caffeine yet, but I found this way too funny.

Had a lady call yesterday about care. Emailed her my Policy Handbook/ Contract for them to look over before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By DaveA
Not "consult" because frankly they don't have a...

Not "consult" because frankly they don't have a say in the matter. But yes- I would go around to the neighbors (especially if you don't know them) and introduce yourself and let them know what your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By DaveA
In theory it shouldn't make a difference anymore...

In theory it shouldn't make a difference anymore than anyone else evaluating their strengths/ weaknesses with different situations. In practice- yeah you're going to catch some crap both for dealing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 868
Posted By DaveA
Before I even thought about when they could...

Before I even thought about when they could return I would want to know exactly what I was dealing with.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By DaveA
If you signed the contract you're probably going...

If you signed the contract you're probably going to have to pay it. If it were to end up in small claims they would have a really good case. At which point you're out more money to cover court...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By DaveA
I provide wipes unless DCPs want a specific...

I provide wipes unless DCPs want a specific brand, then it's up to them to supply them. Cost is built into my tuition.

I looked into supplying diapers but decided against it. If you do figure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By DaveA
Sounds good. Short, professional, and to the...

Sounds good. Short, professional, and to the point.

Good luck with the new program. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By DaveA
The only time I use parent volunteers is our end...

The only time I use parent volunteers is our end of summer zoo trip. There I have a hard break-I’m loading the car up. Either take your child or see you at pickup. Otherwise I would probably...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 226,525
Posted By DaveA
Facebook memory today of why I talk to DCPs about...

Facebook memory today of why I talk to DCPs about how they talk around DCKs. DCG4 in little tykes car pulls up behind another car, leans her head out the window, & yells “Move Dammit!” ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5,514
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 587,389
Posted By DaveA
I hate marketing. I get the stupidest f’ing...

I hate marketing. I get the stupidest f’ing people on the planet. This was my latest phone call. Had to take a couple minutes &calm down after this one.

“You must be new to this. I’m going to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By DaveA
I’ve been told 5 years by licensing, 7 years by...

I’ve been told 5 years by licensing, 7 years by CPA.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,080
Posted By DaveA
Sorry I got nothing when I tried to come up with...

Sorry I got nothing when I tried to come up with something to help. :o:confused: All I could think is "Reason #578 I refuse to do anything with FCCRS/ QRIS/ Excelerate or whatever the heck IL is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By DaveA
School Age 1x/Week?

Our school district just announced instead of random teacher’s institute/ school improvement days they’re going to be dismissing every Wednesday @130. So of course local FB is filled with “Oh my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5,514
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 587,389
Posted By DaveA
The moment when a DCM unironically tells you how...

The moment when a DCM unironically tells you how much working 5 days in a row sucks. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 226,525
Posted By DaveA
New infant starts tomorrow. So over the weekend...

New infant starts tomorrow. So over the weekend I set up pack& play and rotated in a couple baskets of infant toys. DCG3 (a bit a "look at me" diva) comes in, takes one look, and goes "Why are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By DaveA
Sick kids don't come into my home or program. ...

Sick kids don't come into my home or program. DCM can stay home or find a family member to cover while she's at work. DCK needs to be home. If DCM is upset about that it's her problem.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By DaveA
I would do an email. Put the local R&R info in...

I would do an email. Put the local R&R info in it for parents to find other care. You're probably going to be discussing it anyway, so plan on keeping the conversations short and to the point.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By DaveA
If you like Tinker Tots go with it. I have to...

If you like Tinker Tots go with it. I have to admit mine is unimaginative- A***** Family Child Care. :o

I'm still hoping for a faith based program to name themselves "Holy Terrors!" :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,664
Posted By DaveA
The rate question I don't mind because if I'm not...

The rate question I don't mind because if I'm not in their price range it gets that out of the way quickly.

As for cameras my response is that this is my home and I don't have them to respect...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,555
Posted By DaveA
Ace (on the right) out side with her sister...

Ace (on the right) out side with her sister Tawny. You can still see her “bald spot” on the base of her neck from where she got attacked, but it’s feathering over. All in all it’s going well.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,555
Posted By DaveA
Realized I never gave a final update- Ace is back...

Realized I never gave a final update- Ace is back outside and back with the group. Aside from having a slight limp she is doing fine and back to normal. No problems putting her back into the group....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5,514
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 587,389
Posted By DaveA
Woke up with freakin' pink eye. Yuck!...

Woke up with freakin' pink eye. Yuck! :mad::mad::mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,001
Posted By DaveA
Like others said- ignore it.

Like others said- ignore it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 929
Posted By DaveA
I'm not on the food program so I didn't know...

I'm not on the food program so I didn't know Surimi wasn't approved. My current DCKs love California Rolls.

Glad people are getting more options.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 826
Posted By DaveA
101 on its own or 100.5 with another symptom is...

101 on its own or 100.5 with another symptom is my call for pickup point.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By DaveA
May- September I'm taking 8 days off. Memorial...

May- September I'm taking 8 days off. Memorial Day, 2 days in June for a trade show, July 4th & 5th, a Friday/ Monday In August to go somewhere with the kids, & Labor Day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,555
Posted By DaveA
Keeping y'all updated- Ace is doing better. Her...

Keeping y'all updated- Ace is doing better. Her neck/ back is almost completely healed and is growing new feathers. I have one small area where I'm watching to make sure it doesn't form an abscess,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By DaveA
This would be the way I would go.

This would be the way I would go.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By DaveA
Having toys rotated in and out makes a world of...

Having toys rotated in and out makes a world of difference. You can keep fewer things out and tailor your room better to what you are doing at the moment with DCKs.

Good luck with the new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By DaveA
$30's a fair offer for it. Just make sure things...

$30's a fair offer for it. Just make sure things are solid & tight before actually buying it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By DaveA
We do 1 episode of Disney Jr after lunch while...

We do 1 episode of Disney Jr after lunch while cleaning up and transitioning to cots. Kind of hard to throw messaging into the really "young" cartoons like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. :lol: I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,301
Posted By DaveA
1 child terminated for their behavior in 12+...

1 child terminated for their behavior in 12+ years. Otherwise it's all been on the parents- late payment/ nonpayment, not following policies, or not understanding I'm not their employee.

ETA:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By DaveA
I blame this thread for the woman I talked to who...

I blame this thread for the woman I talked to who asked if my wife could stay home during daycare hours so mom “would feel better”. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::lol::lol::lol:

I can’t...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,555
Posted By DaveA
Reintroducing her to the flock is easier than...

Reintroducing her to the flock is easier than putting a brand new bird in, but it takes a few days. Basically you start out in the day putting her in an pen next to the group's pen, then in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,555
Posted By DaveA
Thought I'd give a quick update- Ace is still...

Thought I'd give a quick update- Ace is still with us. Ended up doing a vet consult because I needed to double check something. It's funny how different meds work on humans or animals- a 5 pound...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By DaveA
Do people hear themselves when they say crap like...

Do people hear themselves when they say crap like that? :rolleyes:



:lol: Hey Honey- love ya, but ya'll got to go so I can deal with Queen Sensitive's little one for a while. ;)

Mine...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By DaveA
There's a story there. And I'm pretty sure it...

There's a story there. And I'm pretty sure it would be a good one. :eek::lol:

I was just thinking about new places to market the home daycare. The Facebook groups I've been on lately have been a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By DaveA
Does Care Charge a Fee?

I've never used Care.com before. Do they charge a fee to place an ad?

For those of you that use it- what do you put in your ad?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By DaveA
I had a temp rep one time after my long term rep...

I had a temp rep one time after my long term rep left. The lady was NOT happy to be sent to another area and came in p*ssed at everything. 5 pages of violations later she got on her broomstick on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,555
Posted By DaveA
Fair. We’ve lost birds before, so it’s something...

Fair. We’ve lost birds before, so it’s something she’s dealt with before. The wounds are nasty looking, so that freaks her out. The hard part was convincing her that the basement (instead of her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,555
Posted By DaveA
Not much a vet could do for her- you really can't...

Not much a vet could do for her- you really can't stich up the areas. Our dog's vet doesn't work with birds. If she was a farm animal she probably would get put down because the treatment would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,555
Posted By DaveA
How Much to Tell DCKs?

One of my daughter's pet chickens didn't get locked up last night and got attacked by something (probably owl or hawk). She got a bunch of feathers ripped off, some cuts, and (the main concern) a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By DaveA
Center administraton Work for agency dealing...

Center administraton
Work for agency dealing with childcare- food program, CCAP, R&R
Libraries/ museums/ Historic areas working in children’s areas
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