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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 963
Posted By CityGarden
LOL I cut my 12 year olds grapes for her lunch...

LOL I cut my 12 year olds grapes for her lunch ---- it's just a habit now....:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By CityGarden
I did not let the dcks near my dog..... I did...

I did not let the dcks near my dog..... I did not want to risk the liability of any accidents.

I love my dog and feel she would not hurt them but she is also 4-5lbs. so the dcks could have hurt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By CityGarden
Do you have an active Jewish community near you?...

Do you have an active Jewish community near you? There are a couple providers near me who have programs that cater to Jewish families and it seems win win for the families and the provider.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By CityGarden
Momo is just the latest concern.... it being...

Momo is just the latest concern.... it being credible or not misses the larger picture to me as next month it will be another new concern.

I suggest IF parents are allowing media that it be a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 768
Posted By CityGarden
I am off today and paid. My program follows...

I am off today and paid.

My program follows the local school district schedule for closures so if the school district is closed then so am I.

We are closed one week at Thanksgiving, two weeks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,589
Posted By CityGarden
You have a form for everything!!!! I don't need...

You have a form for everything!!!! I don't need it but want to say THANKS for being willing to help others! lovethishappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By CityGarden
I really like this Positive Time Out ...

I really like this Positive Time Out (https://www.amazon.com/Positive-Time-Out-Avoid-Struggles-Classroom/dp/0761521755)book by Jane Nelsen


I typically remind them (which is also the warning),...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,256
Posted By CityGarden
I would point out licensing requirements for safe...

I would point out licensing requirements for safe sleep and decline the family. I would also suggest individual care such as a nanny until the child has positive safe sleep habits.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By CityGarden
I have not read all the post just the initial few...

I have not read all the post just the initial few but I agree with this above. I was an AP mom who co-slept and nursed on demand...

I was focused on building a secure attachment not on setting my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By CityGarden
I do the same and state so in the contract! I...

I do the same and state so in the contract! I love not having the pressure on me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By CityGarden
I found my auto insurance policy did not cover...

I found my auto insurance policy did not cover dcks unless I purchased separate commercial coverage for business and transportation of minors. The cost was high.... also my standard daycare insurance...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By CityGarden
Yes I know what I want to do but I’m not sure...

Yes I know what I want to do but I’m not sure it’s the right thing to do...

I’ve always tried to run my program like a commercial business but this time it’s so tempting to switch.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By CityGarden
Would You Reduce Days?

In Fall I plan to switch to Monday-Thursday enrollment only but thru a series of changes in schedules with my current dcks I now have all PT kids enrolled Tuesday/Wednesday Thursday except one. This...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-01-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By CityGarden
Yes my dd is SA and away at school - my program...

Yes my dd is SA and away at school - my program is peanut free which I have in red bold text in the contract and they initial that line. All my parents have been respectful to this.... I also open...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By CityGarden
Personally when I am on the clock I am 100% with...

Personally when I am on the clock I am 100% with the kids - during nap time I would eat lunch quickly in the same room as the kids but was also lesson planning, prepping work for the next day,...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-29-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By CityGarden
I am located in California.... Southern...

I am located in California.... Southern California which actually may be worse when it comes to all the allergy and food preferences - that is the #1 reason I do not provide meals. :D I only offer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By CityGarden
I have two thoughts.... 1. On school...

I have two thoughts....

1. On school closures...

From a safety standpoint I follow the school district schedule and standards for closures. I am walking distance to the local public elementary...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By CityGarden
I would call the most recent licensor and ask who...

I would call the most recent licensor and ask who is your current licensor then inform them you will no longer be providing service that requires a license and ask the process to opt out now or to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 996
Posted By CityGarden
Sorry for you are going thru this. I would call...

Sorry for you are going thru this. I would call licensing and check and also call the police non-emergency line just to cover you bases and make sure you are doing everything to protect yourself and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By CityGarden
I am very intentional with the audio books at nap...

I am very intentional with the audio books at nap so they may better encourage rest.... all are chapter books above the level my kids would read with me in a book but you would be surprised what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By CityGarden
I love the hours of my preschool program and them...

I love the hours of my preschool program and them being at such a fun age!



My preschool program is in session between September (day after Labor day) and ends in the last 2 weeks of June. We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By CityGarden
I have an annual contract, and each year parents...

I have an annual contract, and each year parents sign a new contract and that contract will contain any updates. I do not highlight the changes - the changes all go under the subject area of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By CityGarden
I would suggest you keep your jobs, pay off debt,...

I would suggest you keep your jobs, pay off debt, save and meet with a financial planner. Starting a business can take a while to be profitable so you want savings to cover a period of time if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By CityGarden
I would be careful to not say, "Any food served...

I would be careful to not say, "Any food served outside that time window comes out of my own pocket, as the food program won't pay for it.. So...NO!" as Meeko suggested because in my experience then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 703
Posted By CityGarden
I have switched all my families except one to...

I have switched all my families except one to Zelle and I love it because I get the funds instantly and I don't need to be concerned with holidays or weekend payments.

Downsides to Zelle some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By CityGarden
My group is 2-4 years old and I provide one...

My group is 2-4 years old and I provide one morning snack and parents are to provide lunch from home. I provide all drinks - water or cow/almond milk (no additional milk options)

The snack I serve...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-08-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By CityGarden
Welcome! School Age Care only has different...

Welcome!

School Age Care only has different licensing requirements depending on the state. If you care to share your state someone can point you to licensing for your state.

In my state there...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-05-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By CityGarden
Daycare Taxes - CPA needed / wanted

Okay I need to get a handle on my business/personal taxes, but don't know where to start...

Background: I have not filed in several years, initially I was married and working but filed separate,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By CityGarden
Welcome to the forum it is a great resource so...

Welcome to the forum it is a great resource so be sure to search old threads, take time reading and learning and put items in place to reduce headache later.

Get licensed! Even if you can watch 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By CityGarden
I would charge them the full rate, $30 per day...

I would charge them the full rate, $30 per day per child. I do not offer discounts.

You will have the additional expenses of:

feeding the children breakfast on morning days and snack and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,406
Posted By CityGarden
I’m taking the entire summer off.... some things...

I’m taking the entire summer off.... some things are worth the inconvenience to others.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By CityGarden
Neat!!!!

Neat!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,333
Posted By CityGarden
I have a small group this year... Family 1 -...

I have a small group this year...

Family 1 - Shawl from Zara (and paid tuition in full without question despite them being out of town for 3+ weeks over the holidays)
Family 2 - Jo Malone Bath...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 12-27-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By CityGarden
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,356
Posted By CityGarden
Wow this is such a cute idea --- we only do...

Wow this is such a cute idea --- we only do process art in my program but I think this is darling.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By CityGarden
Wow I am sorry this is happening. I know some...

Wow I am sorry this is happening. I know some people do not quite realize "where" the money comes from with "unemployment".... some think it is just "free" money from the government and they are okay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By CityGarden
For teething... I like Hyland's Teething...

For teething...
I like Hyland's Teething Tablets and suggest them to parents. I also suggest Amber Teething Necklaces for at home use.

That said while the infant may or may not be teething the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,260
Posted By CityGarden
My weakness is in marketing.... I do not like...

My weakness is in marketing.... I do not like marketing my program and meeting new parents.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By CityGarden
I do not give individual daily updates..... bad...

I do not give individual daily updates..... bad or good.

I send a monthly newsletter and calendar home and we have a class photo sharing / journal site. I think parents mostly want to know what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,961
Posted By CityGarden
I confess that nap time is always 30-60minutes...

I confess that nap time is always 30-60minutes longer on Mondays..... I do not highlight this to parents. I find the children need the sleep after busy weekends and I do not wake them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By CityGarden
I find parents count on childcare to be reliable...

I find parents count on childcare to be reliable (or as reliable as possible), two early closures in the same week and one with little to no notice (without being an emergency) seems unprofessional. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By CityGarden
I did this exact thing with someone and they...

I did this exact thing with someone and they ended up writing bad reviews for me everywhere online..... I did need the money since I held the spot for her but if I could have financially afforded it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 937
Posted By CityGarden
I like to pick my battles, so I would let this...

I like to pick my battles, so I would let this go. Likely right after drop off and pick up I would just write the time in myself.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By CityGarden
Yes we give a card (often homemade by my dd) and...

Yes we give a card (often homemade by my dd) and movie passes, passes to the local museum or passes to the local botanical garden. I tend to like gifting experiences over possessions anyway so this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By CityGarden
DCB is an older two, he will be 3 next month and...

DCB is an older two, he will be 3 next month and all of my dcks are 2-5 so we don't even own a playpen and he would easily climb out. He is very verbal and speaks clearer than several of my older...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By CityGarden
Biting Advice for DCM & I?

I have a 2 year old dcb who is biting.... this is a new behavior, he has only successfully bitten once but I can see that it has become his go to attempt to get his way when frustrated. (He also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 986
Posted By CityGarden
I have a 2 bedroom + office, 1 bath home... ...

I have a 2 bedroom + office, 1 bath home...

When I first opened dcks had access to living room / dining room/ bathroom and office. I kept the bedrooms and the kitchen off limits to dcks. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By CityGarden
I do three things for current parents: I...

I do three things for current parents:


I give out an annual printed calendar each September (as we follow the local school district calendar).

I include special days & holiday school...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By CityGarden
It was not worth the added insurance cost (both...

It was not worth the added insurance cost (both daycare and auto) in my area and personally I would not want the hassle.

I do see the value for SA programs as most parents needing aftercare work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By CityGarden
I require one month notice on either end (mine or...

I require one month notice on either end (mine or theirs) and for any policy changes. Additionally my contract with them is just one year.... I have a re-enrollment contract 3 months before the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By CityGarden
I suggest you define what you can/will offer...

I suggest you define what you can/will offer before you actively market. My offerings are limited and do not suit all families and it takes longer for me to fill an open spot but I am clear on what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By CityGarden
I would not term in this case but I do require...

I would not term in this case but I do require three phone numbers (all local) to pick up children for emergency/illness, etc.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-25-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By CityGarden
I would call your state licensing office and...

I would call your state licensing office and ask....

Also check what is required for a criminal exemption, the process takes much longer to open from what a friend experienced here and it did not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By CityGarden
Yes you need to charge the late fee. You can feel...

Yes you need to charge the late fee. You can feel sorry DCD had an accident but please don't feel sorry for following your policies and the contract they signed. Had a child been left that long with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By CityGarden
I use Square Space and love it. My URL is custom...

I use Square Space and love it. My URL is custom and does not have Square Space in the domain name - I purchased my domain name from Go Daddy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By CityGarden
I don't find any of the systems difficult but I...

I don't find any of the systems difficult but I think the benefits of doing a trial is that you can see how you like using them on a day to day basis also you will learn what you want them to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By CityGarden
I just listed the prices based on pick up times...

I just listed the prices based on pick up times and filled in their pick up time and rate in the blank spaces in the contract. In example,

XYZ Program drop off is between 7:00am - 8:00am Monday -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By CityGarden
I love outdoor classrooms - there is so much you...

I love outdoor classrooms - there is so much you can do with them. Congrats on a fun, flexible space that looks inviting.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,001
Posted By CityGarden
I switched to a set pick up time (15 minutes...

I switched to a set pick up time (15 minutes window) and love it so much better. I have all the kids ready on the porch reading stories when their parents arrive.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-02-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,242
Posted By CityGarden
I do snack online but my kids favorite snacks are...

I do snack online but my kids favorite snacks are muffins, pancakes, and popsicles. They think all of them are treats but they are loaded with health items. :)

All my kids bring lunches from home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 569
Posted By CityGarden
Hasta la Vista

My first enrolled dcb celebrated his last day with my this past Friday. He has been with me two year and I will miss his affection, hugs, sense of wonder, natural curiosity. He is so animated that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,249
Posted By CityGarden
I am late to this discussion but wanted to chime...

I am late to this discussion but wanted to chime in and say I love PT families. The way I have my fees broken down I make more with PT than full time per spot.

I require set days with a choice of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,376
Posted By CityGarden
I agree with Happy Mom. My solution has been to...

I agree with Happy Mom. My solution has been to charge an annual tuition and give them an option to make monthly payments on the annual tuition.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By CityGarden
Welcome to the forum! No two childcare...

Welcome to the forum!

No two childcare softwares are built exactly the same and I would assume you could not easily transfer between the different programs. Keep in mind the different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By CityGarden
Newsletter Questions & Shutterfly Site Questions

NEWSLETTERS

Do any of you do a newsletter?

I am not sure if I will do them monthly or just seasonally, but I feel the desire and need to do one for the Fall.... since I have several new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,900
Posted By CityGarden
hwichlaz where can I find these proposed changes?...

hwichlaz where can I find these proposed changes? Is this part in bold for all ages or just infants?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,900
Posted By CityGarden
While my preschool program is in my home, I am...

While my preschool program is in my home, I am only open limited hours (currently 4-6.5 hours daily, reducing to 3-5 hours daily) .... I am relatively well paid for the amount of hours I work and IF...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By CityGarden
Congratulations & welcome back. I run a part...

Congratulations & welcome back.

I run a part day preschool program it is very competitive in my area, and it takes me much longer to fill spots than an infant only program. That said, I love...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By CityGarden
As a parent for overnights I would want toddler...

As a parent for overnights I would want toddler beds (or cribs for little ones).... not cots. Do you have an Ikea near you?

Ikea Toddler Bed #1 $70...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,008
Posted By CityGarden
I use a highlighter..... at pick up time exactly...

I use a highlighter..... at pick up time exactly I highlight the line in bright yellow..... so they sign knowing that we both know they are late.

I also use a highlighter when they forget to sign...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By CityGarden
Currently I have a one hour drop off window... ...

Currently I have a one hour drop off window...
8:30am - 9:30am with no drop off after 9:30am
This has saved me so much and I am grateful for the window.

I am transitioning to a 1/2 day program...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 08-13-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,335
Posted By CityGarden
Congratulations on getting your paperwork in. I...

Congratulations on getting your paperwork in. I put my name down for my program but licensing still listed ii just under my name..... that could just be my state or analyst though.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-13-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 32,481
Posted By CityGarden
In my program there is an enrollment fee due your...

In my program there is an enrollment fee due your first year (which shows me your commitment to enroll and covers materials) and then a materials fee in subsequent years (that is equal to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,429
Posted By CityGarden
Like others have said you need to find your...

Like others have said you need to find your balance and what works best for you.... My program has shorter hours so other than nap time or time my assistant is focus on the dcks or they are napping I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By CityGarden
I think for the sake of your friendship I would...

I think for the sake of your friendship I would find a way to stop providing care (when there is not an issue) because if this was not the tipping point for you it surely will come.

SA care is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By CityGarden
Most of my dcks are PT and I love them!!! I think...

Most of my dcks are PT and I love them!!! I think you will get the opposite of what you desire by getting frustrated or trying to fight her into submission....

I do the following:

Communicate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 834
Posted By CityGarden
Eek I read Mike's post and thought it was a good...

Eek I read Mike's post and thought it was a good compromise so I gave the parent the option of bank transfer or check without fee or cc with 2.9% fee..... I am hoping she will figure out either bank...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 834
Posted By CityGarden
New Client Want To Pay With Credit Card...

I have a new client who plans to enroll and is asking to pay by credit card. I typically accept payments via Zelle (Bank Transfer) and sent her a payment request thru Zelle.

Her response today......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By CityGarden
I have a pre-enrollment form that is required...

I have a pre-enrollment form that is required prior to scheduling a tour.

I have ask basics: Name (parent & child), address, phone, email, age of child, schedule request, desired start date, blank...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 07-30-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By CityGarden
I am not on the FP but this is very interesting. ...

I am not on the FP but this is very interesting. A lot of my families send their children yogurt so I may add it to our morning snack once a week starting in the fall.....

What do you all serve...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,093
Posted By CityGarden
I agree with BC on this one.... had you made it...

I agree with BC on this one.... had you made it matter of fact in the first email,

"Sorry I do not offer drop in care as it disrupts the children enrolled full time in our care, however we do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By CityGarden
LOL Dave that would be a easy feature for...

LOL Dave that would be a easy feature for Brightwheel to add though.... ;)

Yes I have learned keeping the business side as streamlined as possible is a good idea!!! I learned that pretty quickly....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By CityGarden
Talking Breaking Up with Brightwheel

Brightwheel certainly has it's strengths (daily reports/ digital journal, nice layout, billing, attendance, etc.) but I decided early on it was not for me..... I have come to loath the obligation of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,334
Posted By CityGarden
ENJOY!!!! Sounds like you earned it. I still...

ENJOY!!!! Sounds like you earned it.

I still have 2 hours to go until I am off.... I am so looking forward to being off because it is a rare night that I will have the house completely to myself...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 977
Posted By CityGarden
Yes I would.... I love what I do but if I...

Yes I would....

I love what I do but if I had a level of generational wealth that would allow me to start my own commercial preschool or another business outside of my home I would do that in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By CityGarden
Honestly I cracked up just thinking about how...

Honestly I cracked up just thinking about how they would respond to that --- part of me would LOVE to do that.

Since we are in a similar area / market do you find your clients want this same sort...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By CityGarden
Would you like the picture updates more if they...

Would you like the picture updates more if they were more consistent? If they posted your child each day would you still prefer the paper slip?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By CityGarden
I am trying to minimize their time at pick up.......

I am trying to minimize their time at pick up.... a sign that would lead to more conversation is the opposite of my goal.

I could imagine my parents now reading that sign then... "Did Billy like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By CityGarden
I agree I think the repetitive nature bores...

I agree I think the repetitive nature bores parents and they stop reading them --- they appreciate them initially but stop paying attention.

I could not tell from your post on one hand you say you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By CityGarden
I have one family who I text each month the day...

I have one family who I text each month the day before payment is due..... they do an instant electronic transfer thru Zelle. Maybe offer both of them to set their payments up on auto pay so they...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-23-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By CityGarden
Welcome!!! I love this forum.

Welcome!!! I love this forum.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,249
Posted By CityGarden
I would not want that sign in my home so I can...

I would not want that sign in my home so I can understand your hesitation. I love this job (most days) but really loathe it in my home and wish my state allowed it in a second home like BC's state.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By CityGarden
Good for you it seems you have drawn a line in...

Good for you it seems you have drawn a line in the sand!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By CityGarden
Parent Communications

Another thread today reminded me I need to decide on the best method for parent communications for my program this upcoming school year. I have found good communications cut down on parents trying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By CityGarden
Some providers use services like Brightwheel to...

Some providers use services like Brightwheel to give individual updates, I tried it (parents LOVE it) but I am too busy (and don't like) doing individual updates. If I did infant/ young toddler care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By CityGarden
I am sorry but it seems like this family is not a...

I am sorry but it seems like this family is not a good fit for your program. You want teachers and teacher schedules keep your new schedule and market to replace this child/family.

Right now by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,325
Posted By CityGarden
YES rompers are such a huge PITA. I have one dcg...

YES rompers are such a huge PITA. I have one dcg who has been wearing them 1-2 times per week all summer.... this is her last month and I am just so happy the rompers will be gone. LOL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By CityGarden
I had this situation with my first day care...

I had this situation with my first day care family when I first opened.... except I knew DCM actually needed the hours due to work.

Once my enrollments were up and I was in a financial position...
Forum: Curriculum 07-11-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By CityGarden
Reading this I was thinking the same question.....

Reading this I was thinking the same question.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 943
Posted By CityGarden
It was terrible, Assistant ended up sick with the...

It was terrible, Assistant ended up sick with the same symptoms dcb had and was out for a week. :rolleyes:

It has never been the same between the Assistant & I. That was the final straw (she was...
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