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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,525
Posted By bice99
Poor baby - an ear infection is painful! I would...

Poor baby - an ear infection is painful! I would call mom to pick up and there is no refund. They should pay extra for dropping off a baby who obviously needs to be home with a parent. And yes - it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,038
Posted By bice99
Yes - I'm Eco-friendly certified!

Yes - I'm Eco-friendly certified!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,349
Posted By bice99
I had a family that was spoon feeding their 18...

I had a family that was spoon feeding their 18 month old Gerber #3 baby foods while she bathed because they couldn't get her to sit and eat at the table. She always ate at the table for me. No...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,501
Posted By bice99
It's in my handbook - both are closed. As an 11...

It's in my handbook - both are closed. As an 11 year elementary teacher veteran, I go in and help my girls' teachers unload and organize the mountain of supplies on the first day. This year I ended...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,263
Posted By bice99
I have 5 paid days in addition to all stat...

I have 5 paid days in addition to all stat holidays. I always go on my girls' field trips. I tell their teachers I need as much advance notice as possible, so I often find out about them before the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,647
Posted By bice99
My daughter used to do this. I finally figured...

My daughter used to do this. I finally figured out it was arousal confusion (or something like that). Started by 18 months kept up until the summer she was 3. She would have 1 or 2 a night at that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,076
Posted By bice99
Find the local chapter of PRO and meet up with...

Find the local chapter of PRO and meet up with other providers through that :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,957
Posted By bice99
I know some people who charge teachers more...

I know some people who charge teachers more during the school year and then they don't pay in the summer. Stock it away in a savings account until the summer comes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,519
Posted By bice99
Adding a comma here will make it easier to read: ...

Adding a comma here will make it easier to read:
Late Drop Offs: - If dropping off late, a phone call and/or text is required.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,957
Posted By bice99
I forgot to add that last year I change my...

I forgot to add that last year I change my handbook so that families may not use their 1/2 rate vacation weeks during my own paid vacations, maternity leave or summer hold time. They are already...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,957
Posted By bice99
I taught elementary school for 11 years before...

I taught elementary school for 11 years before opening my childcare. I like having lighter summers. Here's what I do: letter goes home mid April with my summer contract attached. Due by May 1st. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,810
Posted By bice99
My video monitor was bought specifically for a...

My video monitor was bought specifically for a kindergarten boy. I have audio monitors (and myself checking) the babies in their PNP's. They make noise when they wake up. It's the older kids that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,174
Posted By bice99
My girls are both long waisted so it's really...

My girls are both long waisted so it's really hard to fit them in one piece suits. They are now 10 and 7 and it's alway been a challenge. But they know tankinis are modest and what I think little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 935
Posted By bice99
Yes - I've noticed a trend. Lots of calls April...

Yes - I've noticed a trend. Lots of calls April and May. Slower in the summer. Calls right before school starts (no one plans ahead). Calls in December/January. At least that's how it's gone for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By bice99
Oh no! The world will end. LOL. I have children...

Oh no! The world will end. LOL. I have children use the correct utensils as soon as they are able. Many of my toddlers actually fare better with forks because they can poke their food (elbow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,471
Posted By bice99
Does this dcb not come on Fridays? I would write...

Does this dcb not come on Fridays? I would write up a notice and give it to them tomorrow. And what your last day is depends on how your contract/trial period is written up in terms of how much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,924
Posted By bice99
When I was just a mommy and didn't run a DC, I...

When I was just a mommy and didn't run a DC, I sat with my girls and read books, sang songs, let them play with my hair, etc. Anything I could do to distract them. Sometimes they try to push the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By bice99
I talk to parents at initial interviews and...

I talk to parents at initial interviews and explain all of the safety reasons for using mine. Last year, I had one on my wood floors and DCG learned to walk by pushing against the short side (was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,258
Posted By bice99
I would charge early fees and then never do it...

I would charge early fees and then never do it again. Sorry for the horrible start to your day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,353
Posted By bice99
None of those are allowed here - water play if...

None of those are allowed here - water play if less than a few inches deep and dumped everyday or sprinklers. Play set is ok. But nothing with helmets required and no trampolines ever per regs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,660
Posted By bice99
This is why I only take families who can fit...

This is why I only take families who can fit within the hours I want to work. I tell them that my girls get mommy all to themselves until 7:15 every morning. Sorry. I don't do earlier than that. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,660
Posted By bice99
That's a tough choice. I work contracted hours...

That's a tough choice. I work contracted hours (no more than 9 hrs between 7:15 and 5 PM). All of my families are gone by 4:15 right now, but that will probably change. And yes, it's hard with my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By bice99
Ijust PM'd you :)

Ijust PM'd you :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 726
Posted By bice99
My late fee *regardless of a phone call or text...

My late fee *regardless of a phone call or text to inform me* is $1 per minute per child. No grace period. If they want to prearrange extra care, it's a set amount for each 30 minute clock. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,992
Posted By bice99
I strap a 2 1/2 y/o DCG in a booster seat and...

I strap a 2 1/2 y/o DCG in a booster seat and leave her there with no attention - pulled her away from the table when she started pushing her feet against it. If you have the parents come get her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By bice99
Since there is no way to determine if pink eye is...

Since there is no way to determine if pink eye is viral or bacterial, antibiotics don't always work. So my policy is no symptoms for 24 hours before returning - no redness, watering, light...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,410
Posted By bice99
If she is on Gerber rice cereal - it has SOY in...

If she is on Gerber rice cereal - it has SOY in it! I think that's insane. Beechnut doesn't have soy.

And Michael, yes gluten intolerance is huge. Don't forget to avoid all wheat, barley, rye...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,148
Posted By bice99
Trying different speed nipples works, too. My DD...

Trying different speed nipples works, too. My DD never used a slow nipple. With me, it was either nurse in under 7 minutes or drown. LOL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,280
Posted By bice99
I have cubbies here for each child. Nothing...

I have cubbies here for each child. Nothing comes and goes each day except the child and breastmilk. They keep a stock of diapers, wipes, 2 complete changes of clothes, sunscreen, etc here. I know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,236
Posted By bice99
Yep - not allowed. Same as a pool - as in, high...

Yep - not allowed. Same as a pool - as in, high fence with a locked gate surrounding the entire thing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,292
Posted By bice99
LCLC - does your preschool run year-round? What...

LCLC - does your preschool run year-round? What hours do you work? Meals? Rate? This is something I might be very interested in doing. Thanks :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,300
Posted By bice99
1/2 rate to hold for up to 2 month's. Due in the...

1/2 rate to hold for up to 2 month's. Due in the same manner as normal tuition. Non-refundable. Doesn't apply to anything. I'm losing money by holding the spot and let the family know that. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,093
Posted By bice99
Insurance will not cover dog bites. So no way...

Insurance will not cover dog bites. So no way that dog would have been allowed in my yard. BTW - I own 2 dogs. Dog owners need to be responsible and respectful.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,829
Posted By bice99
Take time when you need it. I know it's hard,...

Take time when you need it. I know it's hard, but you cannot feel guilty, especially if it's written in your contract/handbook. I'm growing a backbone in this area all of the time :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,533
Posted By bice99
I am closed to all families on the days teachers...

I am closed to all families on the days teachers don't work (except the summer). Gives me some breaks with my own family. Today we had a 2 hour late start due to snow. So I didn't open until 9:15...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,649
Posted By bice99
Yep - send her home! I probably would have sent...

Yep - send her home! I probably would have sent her home the first time b/c we don't have time to deal with all of the clean up involved with that. What if she threw up in her PNP during nap b/c...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,533
Posted By bice99
Oh - and my handbook (renewed each July 1st) has...

Oh - and my handbook (renewed each July 1st) has all of my closed days, so they cannot bring them on days teachers don't work or long vacations.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,533
Posted By bice99
My families are PT anyway, and I have a weekly...

My families are PT anyway, and I have a weekly minimum (3 1/2 days rate) so that wouldn't be fair when some parents pay that minimum and only come 2 days. So as a courtesy, the kids can come 1/5 of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,533
Posted By bice99
You can look up the teacher's work calendar on...

You can look up the teacher's work calendar on many school websites. Usually in the HR category :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,533
Posted By bice99
Well you'd have all summer as a vacation. I...

Well you'd have all summer as a vacation. I taught for 11 years before starting my DC. I am closed all stat holidays, Christmas break and spring break. Basically, if the teachers don't have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,944
Posted By bice99
Yep - and I do limit the toys that are out. They...

Yep - and I do limit the toys that are out. They learn very quickly how to put thing away correctly so that they can move onto something else if they want.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,383
Posted By bice99
She still pays and it's an extra $25 finder's fee...

She still pays and it's an extra $25 finder's fee per my handbook. They have to call/text before their child's contract drop off time to say they will be late or not come. I prefer to have even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,497
Posted By bice99
From my handbook: Please be here early...

From my handbook:

Please be here early enough to find out how your child’s day was, get your child ready to go and be heading home by your contracted pick up time. Our family has activities and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,290
Posted By bice99
Good for you! I've always closed at 5 PM but...

Good for you! I've always closed at 5 PM but kept one DCG (who was like family) until 5:30 on Thursdays. Then she started preschool in Jan and all my kids are supposed to be picked up by 4:30, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 735
Posted By bice99
Yep - I have all my families in a folder on my...

Yep - I have all my families in a folder on my cell phone. I don't care what time it is - I text. If they don't turn their phones on until they are walking out the door, that's their loss. I tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
Posted By bice99
I love Mrs. Piggle Wiggle. Always the first...

I love Mrs. Piggle Wiggle. Always the first chapter book I would read to my 1st grade class each year. Here - I teach them to hum when they chew. Of course some have a hard time realizing that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,501
Posted By bice99
FYI - my PT families all pay a weekly minimum...

FYI - my PT families all pay a weekly minimum equal to 3.5 days (for 3 or fewer days of care)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,501
Posted By bice99
Spot Holding (maternity leave/teacher’s summer) ...

Spot Holding (maternity leave/teacher’s summer)
If you do not need immediate care, a holding fee of half your normal monthly rate will guarantee your child’s place at ***x Childcare for up to 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,724
Posted By bice99
I give small gifts :) Some providers let the...

I give small gifts :) Some providers let the child unwrap a gift that is a new item for the DC :) So they get the joy of opening something but then realize that it stays at DC and has to be shared....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Posted By bice99
Country Kids, you must be located near Portland,...

Country Kids, you must be located near Portland, Oregon, because we have had the exact same weather. Kids were supposed to go to school today even though we have 6 inches of snow at our house. So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,535
Posted By bice99
My neighbor showed up with 9 m/o this morning. ...

My neighbor showed up with 9 m/o this morning. He had to bring 2 outfits yesterday b/c she was wet through her pants at arrival and I realized she didn't have any pants here. So then she had a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 993
Posted By bice99
If you are open, they still pay. If you tell...

If you are open, they still pay. If you tell them you're closed, they don't.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,779
Posted By bice99
No returning. My DD had a fever a few weeks ago...

No returning. My DD had a fever a few weeks ago - noticed it after church. In 15 minutes it had spiked to 103.6. Kept her on Motrin. Fever came and went (up to 101/102) and then Wednesday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,880
Posted By bice99
African Americans have a different hair shaft...

African Americans have a different hair shaft structure, so they are less likely to end up with lice, but it is still possible.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,357
Posted By bice99
My DD is a miralax child. The biggest reason is...

My DD is a miralax child. The biggest reason is that she suffers from reflux and reflux meds are constipating. Go figure. LOL. So we had a year or two where she took miralax once per day. Now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,519
Posted By bice99
I will determine if a child may attend ***x...

I will determine if a child may attend ***x Childcare. There may be times when a doctor has written a note and the child still will not be admitted to ensure the well being of the rest of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,857
Posted By bice99
Our friend's daughter has that issue. She's...

Our friend's daughter has that issue. She's actually allergic to wheat. It's not listed on Hidden Valley Ranch, but I know it does have gluten (I'm Celiac) so maybe it's hidden in there somewhere.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,842
Posted By bice99
ABCXYZ Childcare will be closed on the following...

ABCXYZ Childcare will be closed on the following days

Fourth of July – July 4th, 2011
Labor Day – September 5th, 2011
First day of school for GBSD – September 6th, 2011
State Inservice –...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,842
Posted By bice99
I just list all of the school holidays as closed...

I just list all of the school holidays as closed days in my handbook. I am closed with pay for all families on these days. Tomorrow is a teacher work day, so I am open because I know teachers have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,842
Posted By bice99
I was a teacher for 11 years. I love working...

I was a teacher for 11 years. I love working with my teacher families. I love having a lighter schedule in the summer. But this is a job and I don't have only teachers. All of my families are PT,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By bice99
When my DD went to preschool, I had to unload...

When my DD went to preschool, I had to unload everyone to walk her to class. There is no way the school has enough staff to make sure everyone gets to right room. Some days I had 5 kids with me,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,011
Posted By bice99
My parents have 30 minutes to show up. Then it's...

My parents have 30 minutes to show up. Then it's $1 per minute late fee. My friend had to pay $60 in November b/c it took her 90 minutes to show up. She works 6 minutes away but is a teacher and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,292
Posted By bice99
I have a Masters in Teaching. I taught for 11...

I have a Masters in Teaching. I taught for 11 years. Once we had our girls, my neighbor watched them. I taught half time after having our 2nd DD. Then my neighbor moved back to Iowa, I went back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,265
Posted By bice99
AHHHH - kidney beans are toxic! What in the...

AHHHH - kidney beans are toxic! What in the world! I'll have to clean them out of my sensory tub. I have every type of bean/lentil/pea in there. The kids "cook" with pots/pans/recycled containers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,538
Posted By bice99
I cannot stand Pampers. Maybe they need to try a...

I cannot stand Pampers. Maybe they need to try a different brand. But he does need bigger/different diapers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,352
Posted By bice99
Don't accept her kid into care until she brings...

Don't accept her kid into care until she brings it back. Then you'll have enough car seats for everyone, right?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,538
Posted By bice99
That's when I tell parents it's time for the next...

That's when I tell parents it's time for the next size of diapers. My girls are long waisted and they never wore diapers based on the weights listed on the packages. I have had to be very firm with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,117
Posted By bice99
Sorry :( My parents have 30 minutes to get...

Sorry :( My parents have 30 minutes to get here. Then it's $1 per minute late fees.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,352
Posted By bice99
I was an elementary school teacher prior to...

I was an elementary school teacher prior to opening my DC. I had a tiny first grader whose Romanian mom picked her up everyday - big van, 4 other little kids, no carseats that I could see. I asked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,638
Posted By bice99
I don't do half days anymore (at least not for...

I don't do half days anymore (at least not for half rate). Minimum tuition is equal to 3.5 days for up to 3 full days of care. How old is the DKB?

And thanks for sharing. We're laughing with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,405
Posted By bice99
I give all of my parents the USDA food chart for...

I give all of my parents the USDA food chart for infants that my meal gal gives me. I show them exactly what rules I need to follow so we are on the same page. New parents have really appreciated...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,683
Posted By bice99
I don't do my huge shopping trips with kids in...

I don't do my huge shopping trips with kids in tow (no fun for anyone) but I do bring it up during my interviews. I try to drive my girls to school every day and sometimes we'll stop by the store,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,683
Posted By bice99
My parents sign one general field trip/outing...

My parents sign one general field trip/outing form each year with their contract. I can take kids where I want, when I want. Usually parents know about big ones (the zoo, etc) ahead of time, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,841
Posted By bice99
I taught 1st grade for 11 years. Yes, kids have...

I taught 1st grade for 11 years. Yes, kids have homework. My own DD had way too much at her preschool. But my rule for daycare - I don't do homework. It's call homework b/c it's done at home to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,934
Posted By bice99
All of my current families are PT. In fact, I'm...

All of my current families are PT. In fact, I'm closed on Wednesdays so FT for me is 4 days a week this year. That may change as I need to pick up 1 or 2 new kids and I'll have to see who comes my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,372
Posted By bice99
If you do choose to transport - only transport to...

If you do choose to transport - only transport to the one you currently do. If parents want you to transport, they need to send their kids to that preschool. If they choose to send their children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 940
Posted By bice99
He's hot or tangled in something. Might be night...

He's hot or tangled in something. Might be night terror, might be arousal confusion. My DD had it. I started uncovering her feet at night and it never happened again. Google it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,170
Posted By bice99
And who knows, sometimes moms take off more time...

And who knows, sometimes moms take off more time than planned. Don't terminate either one. When are they due?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,861
Posted By bice99
I'm open 7:15 til 5 PM. That extra 15 minutes in...

I'm open 7:15 til 5 PM. That extra 15 minutes in the morning (that I didn't used to have) allows me to enjoy my morning with my own DD's. That's when they are eating breakfast and I am making their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,803
Posted By bice99
Sometimes I get a rash on my exposed skin. It...

Sometimes I get a rash on my exposed skin. It happens when I go running or work in the yard. Turns out pollen was sticking to my sweat LOL and that's what I was reacting to. It even happened on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,200
Posted By bice99
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/roseola/DS00452 ...

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/roseola/DS00452

Here's the link
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,218
Posted By bice99
I haven't had the guts to turn away at the door...

I haven't had the guts to turn away at the door yet, but I did send one home 10 minutes after she got here. Next time I will send away at the door, although having the backbone to do it is hard.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,430
Posted By bice99
What does your illness exclusion policy look like?

What does your illness exclusion policy look like?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,430
Posted By bice99
Send them home - at the door if you have the...

Send them home - at the door if you have the backbone. Now if you already allowed them in. I know it's hard to do but you need to.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,795
Posted By bice99
Might not be night terrors. Might be arousal...

Might not be night terrors. Might be arousal confusion - if he wears socks to bed, don't let him anymore. If he doesn't, uncover his feet at night. If he gets tangled in the sheets, it can create...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By bice99
The Health Department regulations prohibit...

The Health Department regulations prohibit admittance of any child into a family childcare home when the child exhibits any of the following symptoms within 24 hours of attending childcare:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,402
Posted By bice99
I always call/text moms the night a child is sent...

I always call/text moms the night a child is sent home - to "see how sweet ***** is doing" and ask them to give me an update the following day. And that I hope they are all better and we get to see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,037
Posted By bice99
Don't lose your vacation time. Just take days...

Don't lose your vacation time. Just take days off when needed and plan as much in advance as possible. I have been closed on Wednesdays since last June. Our dentist isn't there on that day, but my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,402
Posted By bice99
She stays home - who knows what it is, but her...

She stays home - who knows what it is, but her little body is fighting something and you don't need it to spread through your daycare. Use that backbone. Who does that little girl want when she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,932
Posted By bice99
My contracts run through June 30th each year. ...

My contracts run through June 30th each year. After that all of my paid time "resets". I track my paid days on a spreadsheet for each child. If a PTer doesn't attend on a day I take off (let's say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,232
Posted By bice99
I am closed with pay for all stat holidays, first...

I am closed with pay for all stat holidays, first and last day of school, one week of Christmas break. I raised my rates by $5 per week last year and charge based on a 50 week year (two weeks unpaid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,732
Posted By bice99
As an 11 year teaching veteran, I can attest to...

As an 11 year teaching veteran, I can attest to the fact that teachers have their favorites and least favorites, but you would never know it going into a good teacher's classroom of 30-35 elementary...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,548
Posted By bice99
I drive my DD's to school everyday. One DCG...

I drive my DD's to school everyday. One DCG comes 30 minutes before we leave. The next, about 10 minutes before. Her dad is now getting very good at texting me his ETA. When she wouldn't show, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,669
Posted By bice99
My families have 30 minutes to get here after I...

My families have 30 minutes to get here after I make the call that their child needs to go home. $1 per minute after that. (They all work within 7 minutes of my house)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,669
Posted By bice99
That's the pits! Start calling emergency back...

That's the pits! Start calling emergency back ups. Just sit the kiddo on the toilet I guess. Then you won't have any more messes to clean up. But just think - he won't be with you tomorrow :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,548
Posted By bice99
$25 finder's fee due if a parent fails to notify...

$25 finder's fee due if a parent fails to notify me of late arrival or absence by their contracted drop off time. I tell them that it messes with my day and I also worry that something has happened....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,012
Posted By bice99
I charge families monthly. Sometimes they do...

I charge families monthly. Sometimes they do think 4 weeks equals a month, so here's how I break it down.

weekly rate of $x.00 x 52 weeks in a year = tuition for the year

divide that by 12...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,260
Posted By bice99
I have two DD. Almost 10 year old has NO...

I have two DD. Almost 10 year old has NO cavities. 7 year old had 13 by the time she was 5 1/2! Same kids, same toothpaste, same fluoride, same parents brushing and flossing. She just has softer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,281
Posted By bice99
My kids do use "real" utensils once they are old...

My kids do use "real" utensils once they are old enough. Plastic ones just don't work well for much.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,934
Posted By bice99
My kids keep the same one all day for water. The...

My kids keep the same one all day for water. The milk ones from lunch go straight into the dishwasher.
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