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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 607
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Mine is under Pick Up/Drop Off Policy section and...

Mine is under Pick Up/Drop Off Policy section and just says something like, "Pick up and drop offs can be a difficult transition time for children in daycare. Due to this, I allow for one pick up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 666
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Your contract is with mom and the kids left your...

Your contract is with mom and the kids left your house, which means he was trespassing on your property. With his threatening verbiage and history of violence, I would think a restraining order...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 607
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
"Yes, you can absolutely drop in to pick up your...

"Yes, you can absolutely drop in to pick up your child anytime! I appreciate a heads up during nap hours, as it allows me to make the pick up as least disturbing to the others as possible, but you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I noticed you let him return the next day after...

I noticed you let him return the next day after being absent but it would be quite convenient if his puking magically stopped at the 24 hr mark. Did he throw up at all on tues/thurs while at home? ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 666
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would file a restraining order and let the PD...

I would file a restraining order and let the PD know EXACTLY what happened. If they have previous records, then at least the PD is aware of the situation and may have more knowledge on whether it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 645
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
It is like that old saying, "if momma ain't...

It is like that old saying, "if momma ain't happy, nobody is happy!" They want daycare to provide these stress free, nurturing environments, yet they never seem to factor in the provider's stress...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 645
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
This is what I thought as well. But the mental...

This is what I thought as well. But the mental health and well being of the provider is rarely considered. And after he/she snaps, the entire community of providers are condemned as monsters and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I wouldn't substitute juice for milk, whether...

I wouldn't substitute juice for milk, whether fruit or vegetable juice. I would have them make a doc trip to discuss the possible milk allergy and get advice from the doc on substitutes for cows...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 856
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Cool The only child I cared for who had therapies was...

The only child I cared for who had therapies was when I was a nanny. He had autism and his behavioral and occupational therapist would come a few times a week. Mom scheduled this specifically so she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I have been in this situation so the way I...

I have been in this situation so the way I remedied it was that I just closed and refunded. It stinks taking the pay cut, but I also don't want to work for one or two families and take care of a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Yes to this! I will add one...No, that will not...

Yes to this! I will add one...No, that will not work for me.

You have to say no or they will continue to take advantage of your kind nature. Be strong! You can do it!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 763
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
What is kind of ironic is that once they get to...

What is kind of ironic is that once they get to school, they will get a lot of screen time. Not necessarily tv, but computers/tablets. Many schools are budgeting for every kid to have their own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 890
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
You are kind to even give her the chance for drop...

You are kind to even give her the chance for drop in care those days. You are closed and she knew this and now she must do what every other parent does when they work during holiday times...figure...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-18-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 674
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
From what I read, it should benefit everyone,...

From what I read, it should benefit everyone, because it reduces rates. Of course, wealthier will be benefited more, because they pay more taxes, but I think it reduces the tax burden on the middle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 532
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Whoa! Those words are way too hard and not in...

Whoa! Those words are way too hard and not in line with phonetics. They usually learn the long and short vowel sounds so the words go in line with those. Hence words like cat, bat, hat, ect. I do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I'm not! I use a vinegar solution to clean pretty...

I'm not! I use a vinegar solution to clean pretty much every surface in my house. I use hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, lemon, ect. Besides the smell, i dont understand why someone would be anti...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,621
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I think you should pay your notice and stop...

I think you should pay your notice and stop bringing her if you feel this way. Hopefully you have room in your daycare ratios to keep her home without having to end care of one of your other daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would text mom and ask when he is coming. ...

I would text mom and ask when he is coming. "Dcm, unfortunately, a 2:30 drop off will not work for me as it will disrupt the group during nap time. Please bring him prior to 1:00 (or whenever nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Oh I see! I think I would get a little more clear...

Oh I see! I think I would get a little more clear on your time off. Personal days vs sick days vs vacation can get confusong so I would charge every day of the year regardless of closing, or I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
In that case, then I would charge.:) Just...

In that case, then I would charge.:)

Just curious though, if you charge regardless, why did you tell them you wouldn't charge for the few days that you're taking off for doctor's appointments?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Do you have personal or sick days written into...

Do you have personal or sick days written into your contract? If you do, I would just let them know you're taking a personal day and payment is as usual. If you don't, then personally, I would not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,205
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
First off, I'm so sorry you're going through...

First off, I'm so sorry you're going through this.:hug: We can work so hard at our business and one day everything can just seem to go to hell.:(

I would definitely consult with an attorney and I...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-28-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
If your thought process was simple, why did you...

If your thought process was simple, why did you need time to think about it? Why not just say no? Or were you planning to secure other childcare before you quit? Sounds like you were one foot out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,205
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Nope! I agree with you. I do think that it...

Nope! I agree with you. I do think that it depends upon the people you're talking too though. For people I know who are on Facebook and actually participate, like post things, like things, Etc, then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Happy thanksgiving to all of you!!🦃🦃

Happy thanksgiving to all of you!!🦃🦃
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-22-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 135,231
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
But that is your perception. An extra $12-15 a...

But that is your perception. An extra $12-15 a week may not seem like a big deal to you, but to many parents calling around for rates, hearing $140 versus $155 IS a major deal. Keep in mind that...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-22-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 135,231
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
The current perception of daycare is that it's...

The current perception of daycare is that it's too expensive. What you are asking us to do is to make it even more expensive per week or per month to account for the days we are closed for vacation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 910
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
40 pounds at 11 months??? Are you sure on that...

40 pounds at 11 months??? Are you sure on that number? It is beside the point, but my eyes went :eek::eek: when I read that! My 5 year old is 37 pounds!

As for the carseat stuff, I would do as...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-21-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Did the person provide care for your child? If...

Did the person provide care for your child? If yes, then you owe her the money for the work she did. If you are mad about the licensing, go to the school and complain, since they must have dropped...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,080
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
No, it is definitely a trend. Whole, organic...

No, it is definitely a trend. Whole, organic foods are the newest thing, but since kids are picky, fruits are the easiest to get them to eat. Whenever a family says they only eat organic, whole...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,321
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I typed that bolded question in google and it...

I typed that bolded question in google and it brings you directly to the DHS site for Hawaii (humanservices.hawaii.gov), so there is your answer. The phone number is on the bottom.

On the site,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 836
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Ours stays at 68 and it is 12 degrees outside...

Ours stays at 68 and it is 12 degrees outside here. I would be roasting at 72 and keep in mind, kids are moving around, so they tend to stay warmer. I would layer some clothes if certain kids seem...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,505
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I think this is very true and a big reason...

I think this is very true and a big reason kindergarten teachers are having a tough time. Parents are not setting their kids up to adapt and succeed in different environments. Instead, they change...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I do it for my own my kids and they love it. I...

I do it for my own my kids and they love it. I only do it about ten days before Christmas Day. The first time, I started right after Thanksgiving and it was just too long. Little kids don't have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would do no nap in the morning and he goes down...

I would do no nap in the morning and he goes down at 12:30-1:00 with everyone else. If you can keep him separated, that will help with the crying till he gets the drift, but if you don't want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,333
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I agree with BC that it probably starts as...

I agree with BC that it probably starts as something cute at first and is perpetuated until it is a necessity. I bet it also starts as a security item for the parents too. They can't little johnny...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,927
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would be weary of someone who calls off a lot...

I would be weary of someone who calls off a lot and probably suggest a doc trip at that point, but I get sick and don't go to the doc every time because it's a waste of time and money. And everyone's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,927
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I don't think a doc note is necessary, but I...

I don't think a doc note is necessary, but I would want to know what they are sick with because, just like kids, I don't want them bringing a highly contagious illness into my home. I think doing 10...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-25-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
My new favorite recipe is Parmesan Crusted...

My new favorite recipe is Parmesan Crusted chicken. Not sure what your kids will think, but mine love it! Take chicken breast and marinade in italian dressing, any kind.
Grill chicken or cook on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,163
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I just want to say something in regards to...

I just want to say something in regards to nannies. I was a nanny for close to 10 years and it is EXACTLY like a daycare relationship in terms of parental responsibility. If parents don't stay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
If you read the comments, they are more...

If you read the comments, they are more interesting than the article. It seems that Geisel did what many do not. He visited Japan and other countries, became more educated, and learned from the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,945
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I have more experience with bottle fed, but for...

I have more experience with bottle fed, but for my own babies, I would do 15-20 min on each breast, because it seemed to leave them the most satisfied. Also, when I pumped, I pretty much got 3-4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,945
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
If he is only there four hours, I would bet the...

If he is only there four hours, I would bet the crying was due to being tired, versus hunger. If mom fed him and he ate well, I would give him a bit of tummy time and play, then lay him down for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,347
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I work at a steakhouse...red meat is an integral...

I work at a steakhouse...red meat is an integral part of my diet.:D. I usually eat steak and eggs for breakfast, so definitely not a shortage of protein here!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,347
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I agree!! I serve tables at night and you don't...

I agree!! I serve tables at night and you don't know how many times I roll my eyes at Parents!
"Mom I want sprite!"
"No honey. It has too much sugar and is not healthy. He will have a chocolate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,028
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
likethislikethis Me too! I like the height...

likethislikethis

Me too! I like the height of them. Sleep...no. but I like them better than the bouncy chairs and whatnot.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,282
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I go to Facebook for the drama, and come here for...

I go to Facebook for the drama, and come here for the sanity! It is nice to know that you can come here for advice and support and no one will call you an idiot. Hot topics like political views are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
So glad it's working out! Some parents go with...

So glad it's working out! Some parents go with it, and some bristle at even the mention of CIO, so I'm happy you have found a great resolution!:hug:
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-06-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 57,297
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Your nine month old only sleeps two hours when...

Your nine month old only sleeps two hours when with you? I could see that for a 2 year old, although most of my twos take a solid three he nap, but an infant needs sleep, just as much as they need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
That does sound crazy. I would think it's a...

That does sound crazy. I would think it's a liability for the school as well, so kind of odd they chose that route. At ours, you walk in the doors, but the second doors are locked. A teacher...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I dont really bother talking about sleep issues...

I dont really bother talking about sleep issues with parents. The way I see it, if they didnt mind the baby crying, they would be sleep training at home, but they obviously cant handle the crying,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,205
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I see both sides. I think that it is important...

I see both sides. I think that it is important to be upfront with rates and I think a parent who seeks out the info could be a great dc parent, as they are making sure they can financially afford...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
HS here is free too, but the main issue is...

HS here is free too, but the main issue is needing after school care and friday care, which would probably end up being the same, if not more than the 25% she pays of your dc fees, so I guess that is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would tell them that unless they can work out...

I would tell them that unless they can work out transportation, they will have to find other care. What I dont understand is that they are state pay, you mentioned you do preschool, and staying with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 878
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
NO!! I wish toilet paper was more cost effective,...

NO!! I wish toilet paper was more cost effective, but i cant ask Target to lower the price so i can wipe my booty:) No compromises on pay! Good luck to you! This is an awesome forum for advice!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 991
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
So I read the other posts and will just give my...

So I read the other posts and will just give my two cents. I have never read BC's handbook and other than the sample pages on Etsy, I did not read your original or amended versions that you posted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,434
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
ummm, why do they even care? I am not a fan of...

ummm, why do they even care? I am not a fan of micro managers. I would term and move forward.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,981
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I think you should call them and then just...

I think you should call them and then just "remind" them of the policies. They are only 3 days a month, so it may take them longer to figure out the daycare scene. That being said, they are adults...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would do C if I wanted to take their child on. ...

I would do C if I wanted to take their child on. Let them know that it is great that it would fit their schedule, however, you cannot hold the spot without payment, so they can either pay XX amount...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would say no for a few reasons. First,...

I would say no for a few reasons.

First, grandma has been caring for her and she only naps one hour a day, which even that could be an exageration. That may be one hour while grandma rocks her in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would just do as suggested above and keep it...

I would just do as suggested above and keep it simple. "sally is 2 years old and will be attending full time!" or something like that. I dont really discuss specific days or hours, but i think a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
There is no way i would have cancelled the trip...

There is no way i would have cancelled the trip because of one child. He would have showed up to an empty house!:dislike:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,052
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
all those issues are behavioral, not sleep...

all those issues are behavioral, not sleep related. He needs to be run ragged, so he is tired at nap or bed time, then it is time to be firm and tough. Throwing things, climbing furniture??? Um,...
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 08-15-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,161
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I buy organic, unrefined coco oil at walmart. ...

I buy organic, unrefined coco oil at walmart. Use it for everything!
A teaspoon in your coffee, with cream and sweetener is my morning favorite.

I cook with it, just like any othef oil. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Yes, she can do this, just like you could submit...

Yes, she can do this, just like you could submit your two week notice if you had a family friend offer to watch your child for a better price or hours. It is business, not personal. It is ethical...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
What time does she arrive to your house? If it...

What time does she arrive to your house? If it is really early, maybe put her right to bed at arrival. I know the parents say she sleeps 12 hrs, but if she is as spoiled as you say, there could be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 877
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would do pull ups or diapers at daycare until...

I would do pull ups or diapers at daycare until she gets better at it at daycare. For my littles who have shown an interest in pottying in the toilet, they get to try at transitions when we change...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,696
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Yes, i teach them not to touch the gate. No...

Yes, i teach them not to touch the gate. No climbing, opening, hangjng on...that is too many words and directions, versus "no touch". That eliminates those 3 behaviors with two words and creates a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,696
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would not charge the parent. I would take it...

I would not charge the parent. I would take it as an expensive lesson learned and put measures in place to prevent it from happening again. As BC said, create a boundary between the kids and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 986
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
wow! She sounds like a handful! She is lucky to...

wow! She sounds like a handful! She is lucky to find someone who wont have him nap, let alone a place where he can be awake and actively playing during the part of day when everyone is napping. ...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-20-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,429
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Sorry! I thought you meant the big yellow school...

Sorry! I thought you meant the big yellow school bus! I would do whatever you feel is best! It is so hard when they go to kindy (my ds starts this year:(). The first time I put my son on the bus,...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-20-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,429
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I read somewhere that they are putting seatbelts...

I read somewhere that they are putting seatbelts in buses now and how they could be more harmful than helpful, but cant remember where i read it. My son rides the bus and there are no belts. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
likethislikethis IF you decide to do it...

likethislikethis

IF you decide to do it anysay, then dont refund, just give a credit towards care for whichevef week you choose, so for example, do the 50% for the last week of July pymt so you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,237
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I had three nanny families...all safe sleep. One...

I had three nanny families...all safe sleep. One was twins, one triplets, so they were NICU babies and already on a great schedule from day one. The other was an older mom who did babywise and was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would do exactly that. Then in November, they...

I would do exactly that. Then in November, they pay the last month to finish their enrollment requirements.

It doesn't matter if you have a few spots, because they could fill up tomorrow and then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,103
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
My nanny families, the woman was a significant...

My nanny families, the woman was a significant earner in the family, but all but one worked from home, so they were around and involved quite frequently, but also would go get nails/hair done,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
The way I handle it is to not work with these...

The way I handle it is to not work with these parents. I hope you dont take this wrong, but I cant believe you are still caring for this family after being disrespected so much. You are walking on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
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I just tell them that if I close, they dont pay,...

I just tell them that if I close, they dont pay, but if they miss, due to illness or vacation, they still pay. I use to give vacation days, but stopped bc it was too hard to keep track and they were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2017, 05:49 PM
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Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
The feet photo seems like it would be fine, since...

The feet photo seems like it would be fine, since it would be hard to identify by feet, but in general, i would just use pics of the half who have permission. When they are swinging, snap a pic. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,153
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Yes thats a good point. The interpretation seems...

Yes thats a good point. The interpretation seems to be varied and confuses the dc providers. I have read many times of two providers in the same area who have been told very different things.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,153
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
But there is none to support yours as well. This...

But there is none to support yours as well. This happens because there is no sort of registry or whatnot to report to. I would actually love to see a report as well. At least then, I could see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,153
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I understand the illegal versus legal argument,...

I understand the illegal versus legal argument, but in this case, I do not think legal or illegal means ANYTHING when it comes to the safety and care of a child. Every state has different standards,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,011
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
"That is unfortunate dcm, however I will need dck...

"That is unfortunate dcm, however I will need dck to be picked up no later than 4 pm. If this is an issue, perhaps someone else can pick him up for you or you can find other care arrangements for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
As the others have said, this a problem that has...

As the others have said, this a problem that has to be figured out at home. As long as they are responding to her wakings with feedings, she will continue to wake and want food. Just think, during...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,202
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,153
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I don't think that is fair. The problem is the...

I don't think that is fair. The problem is the disconnect between what the state allows and what the city zoning commissions allow. People want daycare and they want it to be accessible and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,153
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
sounds like a zoning issue. Neighborhoods dont...

sounds like a zoning issue. Neighborhoods dont want a lot of traffic that can come with numerous families picking up or dropping off each day. There is nothing to turn them in for if they are in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
likethis I would tell her that she either pays...

likethis
I would tell her that she either pays the full time rate of $180 or she sticks to the m-th rate and pays $45 (drop in rate) if she wants to use friday, with advance notice and approval from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would just tell them that to complete the...

I would just tell them that to complete the agreement, a payment for the last two weeks care of XX amount must be paid prior to her start in Aug. (if you have the two weeks from their first child,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,242
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
There are too many variables in this situation. ...

There are too many variables in this situation. I would determine what works for me based on my relationship with dad and the child. If it is a new or tentative relationship, I may be more weary of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,608
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I have never had this issue. They OVER supply...

I have never had this issue. They OVER supply with me diapers and I have to find a space to store them!

There is usually an estimated number of diapers you will go through each day/week, so it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4,109
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 395,381
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
It is sad that people allow politics to rule...

It is sad that people allow politics to rule their morality. It is also sad when they use morality as way to push their politics. They will never understand that they are no different from those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,043
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Yea, I don't get the point of references either. ...

Yea, I don't get the point of references either. I don't want them to take a stranger's word for it. I want them to talk to me, be active in our childcare relationship, and to judge their opinion...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 601
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would judge going inside based on whether he is...

I would judge going inside based on whether he is still playing when the others leave. If he is busy and having fun, let him play. If he is wandering and not really busy with something or following...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 31,024
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I agree with this. The saying "hindsight is...

I agree with this. The saying "hindsight is 20/20" rings true and the farther you get away from that age, the more clear things seem to get. I think age can generally play a factor in why people do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
He sounds like he has been a handful since the...

He sounds like he has been a handful since the beginning. As for what dad did, I do not approve of it, but I also will not defend a 3 year old who hits, kicks, spits, and defiantly plants their feet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
She was spending the whole day at school in wet...

She was spending the whole day at school in wet pants??:eek:

Maybe using a thick period pad to absorb any trickles and changing it after toileting? and changing her underwear once a day?

I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I do wake them up. I would probably be putting...

I do wake them up. I would probably be putting them down for their morning nap around 9/9:30 and waking around 11/11:30 for a bottle and lunch (if they are eating solids). I like to the routine of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I am assuming this is the family that left with...

I am assuming this is the family that left with no notice? You can send certified letters and whatnot or send it to a collections agency. As far as how long it takes to go to court and whether they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,447
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
me too! we are pretty strict in our parenting,...

me too! we are pretty strict in our parenting, but i take a more hollistic approach to health. my family basically tells me i am nuts for not going to the doc for every little illness, yet gives me...
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