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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By racemom
We don't get an official break, but nap time is...

We don't get an official break, but nap time is our time to relax. We stay in the room with the kids, but after cleaning room and toys, planning activities, we are free to do whatever. This is the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 401
Posted By racemom
I currently have 12 in my room 18 mo-4 years. ...

I currently have 12 in my room 18 mo-4 years. All sleep in one big open room on cots. I do sit between some who have trouble going to sleep, but it never takes more than 20 minutes and everyone is...
Forum: Curriculum 12-11-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By racemom
We did this today, and will use the cut out...

We did this today, and will use the cut out centers as Christmas tree ornaments.

You can also use toilet paper tubes and make snowmen, santa claus, trees anything.
Egg cartons bells,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By racemom
I would tell mom on Monday you let her take the...

I would tell mom on Monday you let her take the boots, because she was throwing a huge tantrum. I would also let mom know from now on anything in her cubby will be sent with the pick up person,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By racemom
I was an infant room teacher for 8 years before...

I was an infant room teacher for 8 years before moving to toddlers. 4 infants in a room is very manageable. They all are on their own schedule, which seems to work out. MarinaVanessa has given you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By racemom
We have indoor: Be nice to our friends ...

We have indoor:
Be nice to our friends
Walking feet
Quiet voices
Listening ears
Share our toys

We also have a solution kit they use if having issues with friends:

Say please stop
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By racemom
I started a program here that is called rooted in...

I started a program here that is called rooted in relationships. It is based off the pyramid model social emotional training. We have a coach that comes in once a month to help us learn strategies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,301
Posted By racemom
I probably wouldn't notice. I check my balance...

I probably wouldn't notice. I check my balance daily to make sure I don't get overdrawn. But with all the things coming and going out of my account, I don't usually know what is in there exactly....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By racemom
South of Lincoln.

South of Lincoln.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By racemom
Work in a center in nebraska, and no the fire...

Work in a center in nebraska, and no the fire marshall is always alone. What would be a reason for police to accompany him?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By racemom
Did you ask for the parents to contact you? ...

Did you ask for the parents to contact you? Reading what you wrote her, I would possibly think you were letting the parents know what happened, and not looking to discuss it. But, you know the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By racemom
We have kitchen center ( which rotates things...

We have kitchen center ( which rotates things available: dolls, restaurant supplies, ice cream shop, donut shop). Our other centers are: reading area, math area, science center, creative arts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By racemom
We always say another child. The way you worded...

We always say another child. The way you worded it is the way we do it. Both children receive one, the biters says dcb but another child while playing. That way you have it documented that dcb is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By racemom
Relax! Remember you are there for the kids, make...

Relax! Remember you are there for the kids, make sure they have a great day and the parents will like you.

When I first started the parents made me nervous, so I just focused on the kids and only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By racemom
Agree. Only wanted to add, the daycare will know...

Agree. Only wanted to add, the daycare will know it was you. If you think you want to work in daycare again you are not going to get a good reference from them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By racemom
I would ask for a meeting with the director and...

I would ask for a meeting with the director and tell her all your concerns. Bring the state regs with you to show her where you are not following state regs. Let her know your concerned about the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By racemom
As long as you know the state ratios qnd the...

As long as you know the state ratios qnd the director told you to follow those I would let it go. As long as you are not over state ratios, you are in complance
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By racemom
Its ok if you struggle talking to the parents, as...

Its ok if you struggle talking to the parents, as long as they see you are great with their child. I am also not great at talking to the parents, but remember as long as the babies are happy and you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By racemom
Is there place on your walmart order online to...

Is there place on your walmart order online to start a return? I would do that and state never received. Otherwise dispute the charge on your cc. They will contact seller to prove why they should...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,068
Posted By racemom
Yep!! Eat or don't, don't care either way. Just...

Yep!! Eat or don't, don't care either way. Just wanted to add I have some of the best eaters here because of it. My current kids eat everything. If dcb says I don't like fish, I say thats to bad,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By racemom
Each month for the daycare newsletter each...

Each month for the daycare newsletter each teacher writes somethiing about their class. This seems like a great lesson for the parents as I am getting a younger group and have been worjing on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By racemom
You are talented! That is so cute!

You are talented! That is so cute!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By racemom
Can she do online training? I know the...

Can she do online training? I know the university here offers a lot of webinars, that are easy to do at home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,085
Posted By racemom
Not on food program, but we offer whole up to age...

Not on food program, but we offer whole up to age 2 and 1% after. Have only had 1 parent request different said they were doing an elimination diet to find what was wrong with dck, and was told they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,415
Posted By racemom
I think people are interpreting OP differently, I...

I think people are interpreting OP differently, I didn't think she wanted to hang out in the area, I thought she wanted to walk dck downstairs for drop off only and was told no she had to text 15...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,415
Posted By racemom
I just wanted to say I love how we can have this...

I just wanted to say I love how we can have this discussion about something a lot of us have different views on without anyone getting upset. Some message boards would have corroded into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By racemom
Free spirit publishing has a lit of good books on...

Free spirit publishing has a lit of good books on manners, sharing and feelings. I use the board book mealtime for my toddlers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,415
Posted By racemom
I agree this is ideal. Everyone seems to think...

I agree this is ideal. Everyone seems to think OP was planning on hanging out with the kids. My understanding was during drop off or pick up she asked to see the daycare space and was told she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,415
Posted By racemom
But the OP asked to go down, and was told she...

But the OP asked to go down, and was told she needed to text first. That is my concern, why wasn't she allowed to go down when she asked. If I have to text 15 minutes ahead of time to see the area,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,415
Posted By racemom
I disagree with nannyde on this. I have seen...

I disagree with nannyde on this. I have seen numerous times where something has happened to a child in daycare and the provider was way over ratio and people says why would anyone take their child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By racemom
Footprints on infants are easier than handprints....

Footprints on infants are easier than handprints. There are lots of fun footprint ideas.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By racemom
2 year olds I just remind them we share toys. 4...

2 year olds I just remind them we share toys. 4 year olds I would tell them nope, they are abc daycares toys, but we let you play with them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By racemom
I am suppose to go this training sometime this...

I am suppose to go this training sometime this summer, because it is tied in with baby doll circle time which I am interested in implementing. But I don't really know a lot about it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By racemom
I am on a toddler room of 6- I have 2-18 months,...

I am on a toddler room of 6- I have 2-18 months, 2-2 year olds, and 2-3 year olds. Toddlers her are 18 month-3 years so my 3 year olds could be in a group of 10, but my director believes in mixed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By racemom
These are all great suggestions. When toys go in...

These are all great suggestions. When toys go in mouths in my room 18 mo to 3 year olds, I have a bucket toys go in and nobody can play with them until after they are cleaned. I clean them during...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By racemom
This! If you cannot do this, as soon as he...

This! If you cannot do this, as soon as he starts crying say to parents I'm sorry but I need to help Bobby right now and lead him away from the area even if it just across the room while explaining...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,253
Posted By racemom
I would think it would make it seem more homey. ...

I would think it would make it seem more homey. Unless you are trying to project a school like environment, as a parent I would enjoy smelling home cooking.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By racemom
I would tell the first family that due to...

I would tell the first family that due to unforseen circumstances you need t withdraw your offer of enrollment.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By racemom
Sounds like the best option is #1. Let the...

Sounds like the best option is #1. Let the current families t know you love having their kids, but that it is not feasible for you to have spots open 3 days a week. I wouldn't offer them the full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,405
Posted By racemom
I wouldn't say anything. As far as they have...

I wouldn't say anything. As far as they have told you they gave notice on 4 year old, you replaced and nothing has changed. Now if they come back and want the spot, then you can tell them oh sorry...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,060
Posted By racemom
We have t-shirts with the daycare name/logo...

We have t-shirts with the daycare name/logo printed on them. Different colors for the days of the week, so we all match each day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By racemom
So let me see if I got this right: School...

So let me see if I got this right:

School receives bomb threat.

School has precautions in place, and believes they can keep kids safe.

Parents don't trust school will keep them safe, so...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-22-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,812
Posted By racemom
No way would I accept my child being treated like...

No way would I accept my child being treated like that. Until I saw the pics, I thought "things happen, and we can't prevent every little scratch" then I opened your link, Holy Cow that is more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 976
Posted By racemom
The daycare I work at has 1/2 price tuition for...

The daycare I work at has 1/2 price tuition for staff. The kids do count in ratio, so they are taking available spots, but I also realize that most staff wouldn't be able to enroll their children at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 855
Posted By racemom
I usually on do crafts one on one. During center...

I usually on do crafts one on one. During center time one of my centers is a craft. But, I try to find things we can work on for more than one day. This week we are working on a spring rain craft....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 37,130
Posted By racemom
http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-car...

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article205880714.html

Why vaccinations in child care are important.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By racemom
I would remove him from the table, and let him...

I would remove him from the table, and let him know he may rejoin the group when he is ready to sit nicely.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By racemom
I always reply nope, it's the daycares, and miss...

I always reply nope, it's the daycares, and miss director is nice enough to let us play with them. If we cannot share and be nice to them I will have to give them to miss director to share with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By racemom
I am a lot like you in my approach. I do...

I am a lot like you in my approach. I do calendar time with my 18 mos-3 year olds (gasp, how inappropriate!), because they enjoy it! It also helps them to know when something is happening which...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By racemom
I have been on it for several years, and it has...

I have been on it for several years, and it has made me a better person. Before I had terrible panic attacks, general anxiety disorder, social anxiety, and had gotten to the point of not leaving my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,047
Posted By racemom
This Is me. And when they ask what I am eating I...

This Is me. And when they ask what I am eating I tell them my snack. Which is true, it just isn't healthy like theirs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By racemom
This! I work with toddlers and this is how I...

This! I work with toddlers and this is how I handle it.
My mommy, my mommy, I say yes we all have mommy's.

I do it, I do it. Miss racemom will do it.

It's mine it's mine. I say no it's the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,552
Posted By racemom
If you really want to stay, I would immediately...

If you really want to stay, I would immediately inform the director what happened and why and voice your concern of the ratio numbers, I don't know why you are short staffed by I would let him/her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,509
Posted By racemom
I am a mom and a toddler teacher, and I say that...

I am a mom and a toddler teacher, and I say that is a stupid rule. We have non-moms as teachers who are awesome with kids. I have also seen moms that I would not trust my child with. I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By racemom
Everytime you hear someone whine, tell them we...

Everytime you hear someone whine, tell them we don't whine at daycare. If it continues i would lead them away from the group saying you must need some time to sit and think about how to nicely ask...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,259
Posted By racemom
I would at least contact your local police...

I would at least contact your local police department and tell them what happened. Let them know you are afraid of retaliation, and ask if they could send a cruiser by when in the area to watch for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By racemom
On the application I would state center was...

On the application I would state center was closed, which is true.

Have you talked to the new owner to see if she has any positions at either daycare available? If she is bringing staff from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By racemom
Your area looks great to me. My only question is...

Your area looks great to me. My only question is the Lysol can by the changing table. Is that ok with state regulations?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-25-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,586
Posted By racemom
Ok thanks. I was just wondering, because if I...

Ok thanks. I was just wondering, because if I was missing something I wanted to re-examine our procedure. Better to practice the way it would be, then have them not know what to do in a true...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,586
Posted By racemom
What part of our emergency evacuation plan do you...

What part of our emergency evacuation plan do you see as not possible in a true emergency?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By racemom
My son was 7 before he stayed dry consistently...

My son was 7 before he stayed dry consistently all night. We just used pull ups and called them nighttime underwear. No big deal, he was a sound sleeper and never woke up to go.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,586
Posted By racemom
We do fire drills without any advance warning or...

We do fire drills without any advance warning or prepping. All of my kids(2 and 3 year olds) know when the alarm sounds exactly what to do. The director goes straight to baby room to help evacuate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,993
Posted By racemom
I work in a small center, and we are completely...

I work in a small center, and we are completely screen free, and new kids just need time to adjust. None of the kids who have been here long term miss it. And yes, I go to work when I am not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,284
Posted By racemom
I have a 2 1/2 yo dcg, mom does everything for...

I have a 2 1/2 yo dcg, mom does everything for her. I honestly think if it was up to mom she would stay here and follow dcg around doing things for her all day. Dcg doesn't talk or move when mom is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By racemom
My favorite CDs for movement is Jim Gill does...

My favorite CDs for movement is Jim Gill does do,re,me on his toe,leg, knee. And Steve and Greg's kids in action
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,994
Posted By racemom
If you honestly don't feel safe, I would pull...

If you honestly don't feel safe, I would pull immediately. But if the cupcake incident is the only one, I think there is probably a good explanation for it.

Have you considered maybe the teachers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,070
Posted By racemom
I had one done 2 years ago. After my first...

I had one done 2 years ago. After my first mammogram ever. I was so scared, but there was no pain, laying on my stomach for the duration was the worst part of it. My results also came back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By racemom
I have some rubber grips under my reclining...

I have some rubber grips under my reclining couches in my living room because I have hardwood floors, and they would slide against the wall every time we,sat on them. They are rubber disks that have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,942
Posted By racemom
It is sad. I truly believe there is a place for...

It is sad. I truly believe there is a place for both centers and home-based daycares.

My state is expecting more and more out of the teachers at centers, I have been working at the same center...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,674
Posted By racemom
I did the kindness elves last year. Didn't use...

I did the kindness elves last year. Didn't use the real elves, bought a boy and girl ornament at target. But there are things you can print off for ideas on the internet. It is about showing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,982
Posted By racemom
You have gotten good advice here. You need to...

You have gotten good advice here. You need to learn more about the staff before making a decision. As far as all these job titles, do you know what their pay is? Sometimes job titles are only that,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,352
Posted By racemom
Dad may want to meet with you so when they go to...

Dad may want to meet with you so when they go to court he knows who the daycare provider is, and he is involved in the child's life. If you think about it, how does it look to the judge if dad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,906
Posted By racemom
I would send her a message: Hey DCM, I...

I would send her a message:

Hey DCM, I noticed you forgot to drop off your payment for next week. As per our contract, please remember to include the late payment fee of $40 when you bring it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By racemom
I would like my local stores to stay open later...

I would like my local stores to stay open later than 9:00 p.m. on nights that I would like to shop later, I also need our courthouse to stay open until 6 several times a year so I can renew license...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,241
Posted By racemom
A lot can change in 7 months. Someone may leave...

A lot can change in 7 months. Someone may leave your care for any reason, and you will have an opening. I would wait until closer to the time you need the spot and then decide what works best for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By racemom
It's hard when a parent complains about something...

It's hard when a parent complains about something you feel responsible. I would just double check her diaper and wipe her face right before expected pick-up and move on. It is a very small thing,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 996
Posted By racemom
I work in a small center, with 2 year olds. Our...

I work in a small center, with 2 year olds. Our day looks like this:
730-830 free play during arrival
830-850 clean up, wash, calender, weather
850-920 snack, wash, potty and diapers
920-950...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-04-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,766
Posted By racemom
We have a policy that to get seconds you need to...

We have a policy that to get seconds you need to try a bite of everything. The only exception we ever made was boy who threw up when he ate pudding. I think it was a texture issue, but if he put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,093
Posted By racemom
I would have individual meetings with all staff,...

I would have individual meetings with all staff, and explain what you are doing and why. AND let them know if they have any issues with it they are to come to you, and not complain to each other....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,129
Posted By racemom
Yes!! I have a 2 1/2 year old who is fairly new...

Yes!! I have a 2 1/2 year old who is fairly new to my room. First two weeks, I'm thinking shes an easy one listens well, does what asked, picked up on routine easily. Now, she never stops...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,490
Posted By racemom
Could you get a few weekend care kids and take...

Could you get a few weekend care kids and take your days off during the week. Try to have the same days off as dh, and that can be your family time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,344
Posted By racemom
When I worked in the infant room, my experience...

When I worked in the infant room, my experience was the younger the better. They adjust better to daycare. Learn to sleep through the noise, and safe sleep practices. The haven't learned all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By racemom
Can you split the room in two. Each of you have...

Can you split the room in two. Each of you have four that you are solely responsible to tend. If she can't help you and only works with the cryer it's time to force her. Place some kind of barrier...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,951
Posted By racemom
I would start fresh in the morning. Tell him he...

I would start fresh in the morning. Tell him he is wearing big boy underwear, and if he makes a mess in them it is his responsibility to clean himself up. Explain to him he is big enough to use the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 913
Posted By racemom
I am probably a meanie, but I usually just tell...

I am probably a meanie, but I usually just tell them to stop crying or at least to be quiet if the are going to continue. I had a 2year old join my room a few months back. First 2 days cried all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By racemom
Wow! I didn't realize ear infections were caused...

Wow! I didn't realize ear infections were caused by pasta. Just think how many unnecessary tubes have been placed in children, when we could have just eliminated pasta from lunches! 😁
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By racemom
She is definitely old enough to learn to lay...

She is definitely old enough to learn to lay still and quiet. I have music on in my room, and everyone knows when the music is playing it is quiet time (ages newly 2 to 3 year olds. If she tries to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,497
Posted By racemom
We do only open cups, all ages. The dcks ask for...

We do only open cups, all ages. The dcks ask for water if the want, I give them a Dixie cup, and they stand by sink until done and throw it away. We have milk and water at lunch and snacks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By racemom
When she asks when mommy comes, turn it around...

When she asks when mommy comes, turn it around and ask her to show you on the schedule. See we are doing this right now, when does mommy come? Mommy comes after nap, we have lots to get done before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By racemom
I wouldn't close the center, unless you hear from...

I wouldn't close the center, unless you hear from his supervisor before then. I would document your attempts to reach him, and that you are not aware of what fencing you need. I would also send an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By racemom
We do not allow them at the center where I work. ...

We do not allow them at the center where I work. Simply because the parents do not properly wash/strip/whatever they need. We have allowed 2 families to use them, and both have made the room and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2017, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By racemom
For the safety of your child, please hold their...

For the safety of your child, please hold their hand when opening the gate and walking to your car.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2017, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 967
Posted By racemom
💔 hugs to you. I know how awful we feel when...

💔 hugs to you. I know how awful we feel when one of our dcks get hurt, but I know you did not mean for it to happen. Hope dcm knows and trust that you will do everything you can to prevent it from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,262
Posted By racemom
I understand you wanting to be with girlfriend,...

I understand you wanting to be with girlfriend, but I will say this is why some people choose a center. We have had families join us because their home daycare was often closed. I personally would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By racemom
I had a 2 1/2 year old start who was unable to do...

I had a 2 1/2 year old start who was unable to do anything. I teach them to do the flip technique for their coats, within a week the mom told me dcg would not let mom help her anymore. But I also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,261
Posted By racemom
All our kids use the toilet. No extra seat,...

All our kids use the toilet. No extra seat, built in or not. There is a step stool in the bathroom that they can use to climb up on the toilet, but then they balance themselves.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,040
Posted By racemom
I just say, work it out with your friends. And if...

I just say, work it out with your friends. And if need to I give suggestions, ask your friend not to touch your crayons, tell joe he can have the toy when you are done playing with it, ask susie if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,633
Posted By racemom
We usually do theme weeks here. Beach: bring...

We usually do theme weeks here. Beach: bring beach towels, play with beach balls, swing suits, etc. Camping: set up a tent, have pretend campfire, make hot dogs, etc.
Have a community helper...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
Posted By racemom
Center Staff

Just curious who all works in a center? Also, size of center, what ages, and how many in your room.

I will start, I work in a center licensed for 50. I currently work with a toddler group. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,013
Posted By racemom
I worked in the infant room for 6 years before...

I worked in the infant room for 6 years before switching to toddlers. I believe everyone has a group they enjoy working with more than other groups. The infant room can be enjoyable, and hard work....
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