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Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-29-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,767
Posted By GrannyJ
Question For Tom On How to File

I have a large daycare. My daughter and I are both on the license. In the past I filed my taxes on Schedule C. But this year my daughter worked with me.
My daughter works part time with me and part...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,451
Posted By GrannyJ
Can anyone give me advise on how to get parents...

Can anyone give me advise on how to get parents to order books. In the past I have never had a problem but this group of parents won't order.
I hand out the flyers to each parent with a letter when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,766
Posted By GrannyJ
April 18-25 Central CA

April 18-25 Central CA
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By GrannyJ
I will only use Biocolors from Discount school...

I will only use Biocolors from Discount school supply. They are true to color. It is hard to teach little ones red and blue when it comes out pink and purple. The paint doesn't crack or fade when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,188
Posted By GrannyJ
I'm going to my first party next thursday. One of...

I'm going to my first party next thursday. One of my daycare parents is giving it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 22,068
Posted By GrannyJ
Some mornings I have the tv on the disney...

Some mornings I have the tv on the disney channel. I have a couple of kids who come early and they like to watch a little tv until the other kids get here. Other wise the tv is only used for music...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,108
Posted By GrannyJ
I am also located in Central CA. I know that if...

I am also located in Central CA. I know that if you have a daycare in CA the food program will reimburse you for your children as long as there is at least one daycare child at the meal. It does not...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 08-14-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,677
Posted By GrannyJ
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult They totally...

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult They totally changed the ending and the ending was what made it such an awesome book. It was mine and my daughters favorite book so when the movie came out we went...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 08-07-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,081
Posted By GrannyJ
Thanks for the suggestions. I am definitely going...

Thanks for the suggestions. I am definitely going to read the book. I would much rather read than watch tv but my husband also likes me to watch with him. lol So I think I will be watching with book...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 08-06-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,081
Posted By GrannyJ
Under the Dome

Is anyone reading or already read Stephen Kings Under the Dome? I am watching the tv show and was wondering if the book is anything like the tv show or will I just get confused because the characters...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 273,220
Posted By GrannyJ
dcg4- GrannyJ I have a brain and you have a...

dcg4- GrannyJ I have a brain and you have a brain.

Me- Yes, everyone has a brain.

dcg- No, my mommy says the peoples at her work don't have a brain!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,774
Posted By GrannyJ
:lol:Yes, I get that all the time. I have really...

:lol:Yes, I get that all the time. I have really cool parents so we can joke about it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,774
Posted By GrannyJ
Right now my dck's favorite play thing is red...

Right now my dck's favorite play thing is red solo cups. I was going thru my cabinet and found a whole stack so I handed it to one dck and told him to go play with them. He looked at me like I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,303
Posted By GrannyJ
I have a MacBook Pro. I have had it for two years...

I have a MacBook Pro. I have had it for two years now. I switched to mac because my daughter has had hers for 6 years with no problems. I went thru 2 pc laptops and she still had her mac, running...
Forum: Curriculum 05-17-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,606
Posted By GrannyJ
I tried Star-brite, I didn't like it. There was...

I tried Star-brite, I didn't like it. There was just too much prep work. You have to cut every little thing out, it was horrible! I thought funshine was alright but I felt like I didn't get enough...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,775
Posted By GrannyJ
I love fish tanks. They are so calming and the...

I love fish tanks. They are so calming and the kids just love to stand in front of them and watch the fish.

But if you don't want a lot of work don't get gold fish they are messy you have to clean...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,273
Posted By GrannyJ
I have a dc girl named Aribella. I think that is...

I have a dc girl named Aribella. I think that is so pretty but she goes by Bella.

I like boys name for girls also, I named my dd Danielle and called her Danie until she was old enough to tell me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,146
Posted By GrannyJ
This is the recipe that I use and it has always...

This is the recipe that I use and it has always worked for me.

1 cup water
2 tbs glycerin
4 tbs dishwashing soap
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,860
Posted By GrannyJ
My dd is 25 and says she doesn't want children....

My dd is 25 and says she doesn't want children. She was raised in a daycare home, volunteered every summer during her high school years at the center I was working at the time. Plus she is now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,849
Posted By GrannyJ
The wind seems to be getting worst so we will be...

The wind seems to be getting worst so we will be staying inside. The kids were begging to go outside. But we are doing lots of "rainy day" activities.

I checked my original post to make sure I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,709
Posted By GrannyJ
Wow! I didn't realize there were so many...

Wow! I didn't realize there were so many different rules. I thought it went by state obviously not!

I use MMK and have to have it done by 10pm. If not I don't get paid. My food program is very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,849
Posted By GrannyJ
Wind

Today where I live in the central valley of CA the wind is horrible. It is 25-35 mph with gust up to 50 mph. With this in mind would you still take the kids outside? I only have two here right now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,141
Posted By GrannyJ
Hardwood vs Pergo

I know there has already been talk about hardwood floors vs carpet. But what about hardwood floors vs Pergo?

I'm getting rid of my carpet. I want hardwood floors but everyone has been telling me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,250
Posted By GrannyJ
I have a loft. It is our reading/quiet area. I...

I have a loft. It is our reading/quiet area. I have a shelf with books but I want to get gutters for the books because the book shelf is always a mess. I have the soft foam furniture and lots of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,515
Posted By GrannyJ
I have a bag like that I bought at Walmart last...

I have a bag like that I bought at Walmart last month. When I fill it with toys it takes up the whole top shelf of my dishwasher. It makes cleaning and sanitizing toys so easy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,575
Posted By GrannyJ
Clean up lunch. Fix and eat my lunch. Get on...

Clean up lunch.
Fix and eat my lunch.
Get on the computer or I read a book.
I have to have my "me time" before the sa get here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Poll: Curriculum
Views: 1,742
Posted By GrannyJ
I use Creative Curriculum and MGT. I have parents...

I use Creative Curriculum and MGT. I have parents that have to have those workbook pages and projects. I prefer open ended projects so I do both then everyone is happy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,632
Posted By GrannyJ
Cat, I felt the same way you did when I was 40....

Cat, I felt the same way you did when I was 40. Back then I would have never thought I would still be doing daycare at 60. But I love the kids!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,933
Posted By GrannyJ
My favorites Greys Anatomy Revenge Once...

My favorites

Greys Anatomy
Revenge
Once upon a Time
NCIS
Big Bang Theory
Survivor
So you think you can dance
Dance Moms
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,549
Posted By GrannyJ
15? that is crazy! I just came across...

15? that is crazy!


I just came across this cl add listed under childcare. I didn't think this was legal.

Husband and wife desperately wanting a baby/ Child
Hello!
My husband and I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,632
Posted By GrannyJ
When I first started daycare they called me Miss...

When I first started daycare they called me Miss ******. When I worked in a center they called me Teacher******. Now that I have been doing this for sooooo many years they call me Granny and I love...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 767,658
Posted By GrannyJ
I made special arrangements today for an...

I made special arrangements today for an interview. DCM said she could only come during the day so I had a part time helper come over to watch the kids while I had the interview. Well of course it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,745
Posted By GrannyJ
When I first started daycare I had a dcp ask me...

When I first started daycare I had a dcp ask me "How long do you think you are going to be doing daycare?" My reply was "I will probably be doing this when the dck's call me Granny." Well, guess...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-16-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,244
Posted By GrannyJ
All the daycare centers in my area require you to...

All the daycare centers in my area require you to wear scrubs. It is pretty much the norm now. I don't understand how everyone wearing the same thing (scrubs) and all the same color could be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,001
Posted By GrannyJ
Yesterday I picked up my kinder dcb from school...

Yesterday I picked up my kinder dcb from school and teacher told me 7 kids were out with throwing up and temps averaging around 103. Today when I picked up she told me my dcb was really tired today...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,022
Posted By GrannyJ
7:30-breakfast sa 10:30-snack 12:30-lunch ...

7:30-breakfast sa
10:30-snack
12:30-lunch
2:30-snack
4:30-dinner

My fp monitor told be to change my snack from 3pm to 2:30 then serve dinner. That way I get more money for the sa kids that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,123
Posted By GrannyJ
This is a very touchy subject! I did my...

This is a very touchy subject!

I did my college thesis on Co-sleeping. Now, I cringe when anyone says they co-sleep. I actually talked to a couple that lost their baby from co-sleeping. It was so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,811
Posted By GrannyJ
I just put up my new play structure. I have been...

I just put up my new play structure. I have been reading all the threads here about what to put under it. My mind changes every week!
I have two small dogs and neighborhood cats so sand is out for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,752
Posted By GrannyJ
I only have 4 different families and 3 of them...

I only have 4 different families and 3 of them are always running late. One dcm has been fired from two jobs that I know of and now she has all her schooling and her dream job of a school...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,570
Posted By GrannyJ
Thanks for this post. I can't wait to try this. I...

Thanks for this post. I can't wait to try this. I plan on doing the science part then making soap for Mother's Day. What do you use for the color for the molded soap? It said to use food coloring but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,519
Posted By GrannyJ
I'm with you CheekyChick I don't care what time...

I'm with you CheekyChick I don't care what time the child arrives as long as its not between 12:30-3pm. I'm open 7am-5:30 I charge a flat rate so they can use any of those hours. But I do think it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,788
Posted By GrannyJ
I was licensed for 8 years then went to work at a...

I was licensed for 8 years then went to work at a center for 5 years now I have been licensed for another 7 years.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,976
Posted By GrannyJ
I think you did the right thing, it worked!!! I...

I think you did the right thing, it worked!!! I don't see where a time out is harsh punishment as long as it is done for an appropriate time and they know why they are on time out. Other wise it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,852
Posted By GrannyJ
For the food program you just have to have a...

For the food program you just have to have a daycare so you qualify. I belong to Framax which I think is just central California. There is one called Monterey Bay that might be in your area. But you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,852
Posted By GrannyJ
I really like your website. It is nicely arranged...

I really like your website. It is nicely arranged and gives all the info. I do think you should put pics of your daycare instead of the ones you have. I think potential clients would want to see your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,638
Posted By GrannyJ
I would feel so guilty that I wouldn't be able to...

I would feel so guilty that I wouldn't be able to enjoy the day! I say give them notice and take a personal day. Do something for yourself, we all need that once in a while and I know all our parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,873
Posted By GrannyJ
My main goals of my day care is to teach manners...

My main goals of my day care is to teach manners and respect. All the parents know I am adamant about this. Yet at pick up and drop off I hear all sorts of things that are not manners or respect from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,530
Posted By GrannyJ
I also dvr I can't handle watching commercials...

I also dvr I can't handle watching commercials anymore, spoiled!

I like all the crime shows except CSI Miami.
Two and a half men
Big bang theory
Survivor
American Idol
So you think you can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,511
Posted By GrannyJ
I love to read, mostly romance and mystery...

I love to read, mostly romance and mystery novels.
I play Pogo all the time.
Just started a garden.
I say I scrapbook, my husband says I am a scrapbook supply collector.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,019
Posted By GrannyJ
Sounds like an awesome day and she probably got...

Sounds like an awesome day and she probably got more out it and the bonding then if you had stayed home an on routine.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,236
Posted By GrannyJ
Today it is going to be 72 degrees tomorrow 75....

Today it is going to be 72 degrees tomorrow 75. We are going to plant our garden today.happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,313
Posted By GrannyJ
You should never feel guilty for taking vacation....

You should never feel guilty for taking vacation. Especially in your case, your contract says 4 weeks, it's unpaid, your giving plenty of notice besides you provide back up providers for them to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,511
Posted By GrannyJ
State made me take mine down and my home owners...

State made me take mine down and my home owners insurance threaten to cancel if I didn't take it down. That tells you that they are a risk to the kids. The kids loved it. It had the safety net and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,915
Posted By GrannyJ
When my children had their first birthday I...

When my children had their first birthday I bought them a really nice basket. Every year they would use this same basket.

Our tradition was before they went to bed the night before Easter they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,330
Posted By GrannyJ
I just saw this when I was ordering this morning,...

I just saw this when I was ordering this morning, I couldn't believe it!!!
So I went to Constructive Playthings and got what I wanted and on sale!:)

They have a walking rope on sale for $9.99. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,343
Posted By GrannyJ
When I worked at a center we had Angeles trikes....

When I worked at a center we had Angeles trikes. I loved them and they are worth the money. I worked there for five years and they were there long before I came and lasted long after!
They are very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,282
Posted By GrannyJ
I just finished making a chalkboard our of...

I just finished making a chalkboard our of plywood, I put it up on my back fence. So far we all love it! So I would recommend it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,381
Posted By GrannyJ
I am in the middle of redoing my parent handbook...

I am in the middle of redoing my parent handbook and for sure I am adding this no show clause to it!!! I can't believe how disrespectful parents are! They think just because we work at home we are at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 21,531
Posted By GrannyJ
I have redone my handbook so many times over the...

I have redone my handbook so many times over the years. I remember back in the day I didn't even need one! Now I wouldn't think of not having one.

Anyway I am in the process of redoing mine again...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,654
Posted By GrannyJ
I'm confused, I don't see that your over ratio....

I'm confused, I don't see that your over ratio. Are you not licensed for a small daycare which is for 7 as long as one is school age. You can have two infants under 2 years then four preschoolers and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,053
Posted By GrannyJ
I was reading your post when dcm was dropping off...

I was reading your post when dcm was dropping off dcg. I read it to her and we both were laughing so hard! Dcg asked what we were laughing at, her Mom replied that we were laughing at something a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,009
Posted By GrannyJ
I love the Wii. We have had ours since it...

I love the Wii.
We have had ours since it first came out! It is very kid friendly as the other consoles, which we also have, are more for teens and adults.

The Wii offers exercise for those too...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-28-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,765
Posted By GrannyJ
Profit or Loss?

I am confused about reporting a loss. I thought you could only report a loss two years in a row. Yet I saw on a post here where some daycares declare a loss every year.
In '08 and '09 I reported a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,845
Posted By GrannyJ
Congrats!!!!

Congrats!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,767
Posted By GrannyJ
Laughing Can Be A Bad Thing!

I have a 4yo and 5yo that their new thing is to laugh hysterically.
Which your probably thinking ok they are kids, laughing is good!
But it is this irritating laugh that they do all day.
While...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,932
Posted By GrannyJ
It hit me hard! I lost all but one last year...

It hit me hard! I lost all but one last year because of the subsidized program closing. Another daycare in my area had to close so I got there 2. I have advertised like crazy. I'm not getting any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,736
Posted By GrannyJ
My pet peeves; Parents over explaining a...

My pet peeves;

Parents over explaining a situation to their child!

Parents taking forever trying to reason with their child!

By the way, I say warsh for wash and I say ya all and I was born...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,539
Posted By GrannyJ
That's what I was looking for, thank you all so...

That's what I was looking for, thank you all so much!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,539
Posted By GrannyJ
Learning Trays

I am redoing my daycare room. I want to get rid of all the plastic battery operated toys and fill my shelves with learning trays. I know I read on here before about learning trays and what everyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,015
Posted By GrannyJ
I thought I had the day off! Looked in my phb and...

I thought I had the day off! Looked in my phb and its not there!!! I am redoing my phb and I am going to add this day!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,573
Posted By GrannyJ
So I have it in my contract for paid holidays...

So I have it in my contract for paid holidays Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New years day so taking vacation the week in between Christmas and new years I don't get paid for those holidays?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,972
Posted By GrannyJ
Not all states send out newsletters. I am in CA...

Not all states send out newsletters. I am in CA and we have to go to the gov. licensing website and it is printed there. So it is our responsibility to find out what is new!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,573
Posted By GrannyJ
How Do I Charge Christmas And Vacation Days?

I am so confused on what to charge if anyone could help I would appreciate it! lol

I just started charging for holidays and charging by the week! So how would I charge for Christmas when I take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,440
Posted By GrannyJ
I'm on tier 1 so it is worth it. I do mine on the...

I'm on tier 1 so it is worth it. I do mine on the internet so it only takes 2 minutes to do it. I get an unannounced visit every three months from my sponsor. The part I don't like is you have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,486
Posted By GrannyJ
I have tried cl many times all I get is people...

I have tried cl many times all I get is people trying to con me. I tried the newspaper, I did my cards at Halloween, I have put up flyers around town still nothing.
That is why I was asking about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,486
Posted By GrannyJ
Advertising

I have tried all I can to advertise and I am running out of ideas. My next venture is to place flyers door to door. This is going to be expensive and time consuming. Has anyone had any luck with door...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,951
Posted By GrannyJ
Last year I lost my whole daycare because of the...

Last year I lost my whole daycare because of the budget cuts. I had 5 children on subsidized pay. I made really good money, more than I would of charged clients. Now I have one child on subsidize...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,211
Posted By GrannyJ
I made up 200 candy bags with my card inside. But...

I made up 200 candy bags with my card inside. But this year there just wasn't that many kids. I gave out maybe half, so now to wait and see if I get any response. I hope so I am getting desperate.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,709
Posted By GrannyJ
I always treated my kids and now my grandkids the...

I always treated my kids and now my grandkids the same way I do dck's. No toys allowed from home. They were never allowed to bring toys out of their rooms or play in their rooms during dc hours. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,083
Posted By GrannyJ
I don't allow any food or drink unless it's a...

I don't allow any food or drink unless it's a special occasion, then they have to bring enough for everyone. This is in my phb. Now do my parents follow this rule? H*** No!!!! It is always an issue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,092
Posted By GrannyJ
My dd works at a center and she came home with a...

My dd works at a center and she came home with a cold and gave it to me! I'm trying to keep away from the dck's but they just don't understand. I think it is going to be a long cold season this year....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,600
Posted By GrannyJ
Our food program wont allow pb except for snack....

Our food program wont allow pb except for snack. So I fix my kids a nice healthy lunch, put them down for nap then I go sit down and have a pb&j and a glass of milk!:lol:
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-20-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,697
Posted By GrannyJ
I found this list while surfing the internet for...

I found this list while surfing the internet for christmas ideas! I found it in a couple of places. So is this what all the stores got together and decided this is what our children want? It is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Poll: Rates
Views: 3,719
Posted By GrannyJ
I just changed from daily to weekly. Lost one...

I just changed from daily to weekly. Lost one client over it!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,362
Posted By GrannyJ
I thought every employee had to make at least min...

I thought every employee had to make at least min wage? Isn't that the law?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,331
Posted By GrannyJ
Yesterday morning I was getting out of my car at...

Yesterday morning I was getting out of my car at Target when I looked over at the car next to me, the Mom was waiting for her, looked to be 8yo daughter to finish her drink. The girl was chugging a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,990
Posted By GrannyJ
Have you tried chalkboard paint? You can get it...

Have you tried chalkboard paint? You can get it for under $10 and you can paint it on anything! I had an old board I painted and now I have a really nice chalkboard for outside. My daughter painted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,204
Posted By GrannyJ
This is an awesome thread thanks for sharing. ...

This is an awesome thread thanks for sharing.

Just last night I was at Hobby Lobby with my two grown daughters. Both work at a daycare center. All they did was complain about all the drama that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,847
Posted By GrannyJ
Ok, I must be totally in the dark! What is a...

Ok, I must be totally in the dark! What is a sleep sack and a sleep chair? I have never heard of either one.
But my pnp came with a net to go over the top to keep the little ones inside.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,388
Posted By GrannyJ
Breakfast

I only have 2 dck's right now. The first dcb comes in this morning with a bag of donuts they bought at the local donut shop. He was nice enough to bring one for the other dcg and one for me! I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,336
Posted By GrannyJ
I got rid of my land line as soon as licensing no...

I got rid of my land line as soon as licensing no longer required it!!! I have my cell with me 24/7. My parents text me and I keep them informed with text. I love my cell phone. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,743
Posted By GrannyJ
I am a Licensed Large Family Daycare. I can have...

I am a Licensed Large Family Daycare. I can have 14 with an assistant but right now I only have 2. I lost most of my daycare when CA cut the subsidized program. I have a degree in child development....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,393
Posted By GrannyJ
My Son also helps me! He is an ex marine and in...

My Son also helps me! He is an ex marine and in the evening he teaches Ju Jit Sue. He is a divorced father and loves children and the children love him. He only comes by now to visit because I only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,782
Posted By GrannyJ
I had 3 that were here for 6 years and 4 that was...

I had 3 that were here for 6 years and 4 that was here 5 years. That's because I had a fdc for 7 years then went to work at a center then went back to fdc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,272
Posted By GrannyJ
I use direct tv's beautiful instrumental channel....

I use direct tv's beautiful instrumental channel. I tried classical but the volume goes up and down too much. I have a sound machine I use in the baby room.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,445
Posted By GrannyJ
It's Just So So Sad

Another infant death. A 10 month old little girl was left in a full tub of water with her 3yo brother. Mother left the bathroom and was arguing with boyfriend, she said, when she went in to check on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,271
Posted By GrannyJ
I also have never heard of the E.A.S.Y method....

I also have never heard of the E.A.S.Y method. Would love more info on this. Do you have the titles of the books?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,742
Posted By GrannyJ
I have 3 families; one is a single mom so she...

I have 3 families; one is a single mom so she drops off and grandma picks up 3 out of 5 days a week. The other family mom drops off dad picks up but I deal with only mom in all daycare matters dad...
Forum: Curriculum 09-23-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,894
Posted By GrannyJ
CCvilliage

I came across the website childcare village and was wondering if anyone uses this website? The charge is $7.95 a month. Is it worth it or is it things I could find on other websites for free?
Would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,755
Posted By GrannyJ
I have three Yorkies! I have the Mom and two of...

I have three Yorkies! I have the Mom and two of her pups. The Mom and one of the pups is my daughters but she is still living at home for now.
The Yorkies love the kids and the kids love them. I...
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