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Forum: Daycare and Taxes Today, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By storybookending
Receipts

This is probably a stupid question.

When I shop at Walmart I have always used the savings catcher app. Basically if there is a lower advertised price in your area the app gives you that money...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 46
Posted By storybookending
Two weeks dry AT DAYCARE is a pretty common...

Two weeks dry AT DAYCARE is a pretty common practice on this forum. I donít care what they do at home, itís a sanitary issue. Yuck.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 129
Posted By storybookending
Maybe Iím alone here but I donít see how this is...

Maybe Iím alone here but I donít see how this is disrespectful and I donít see any way mom couldíve said this with malicious intent :confused: I just see it as part of the job, kiddos age out, some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
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Views: 73
Posted By storybookending
I had this go through here last Spring. My sib...

I had this go through here last Spring. My sib set family was exposed to it on a Monday while they werenít in care and I sent them home that Friday with fevers. Two other kids caught it and I...
Forum: Curriculum 12-12-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 46
Posted By storybookending
Cut center of plate out to make santa faces? Glue...

Cut center of plate out to make santa faces? Glue cotton balls for beard and red construction paper for a hat?
Forum: Curriculum 12-12-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 46
Posted By storybookending
Have you done the one where you cut out the...

Have you done the one where you cut out the center of a paper plate to make a wreath? Thatís a super easy one.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-12-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 266
Posted By storybookending
I just thought of the no printer/computer thing...

I just thought of the no printer/computer thing because I myself update polices and have families resign every new year and my own printer isnít working so I havenít got them to the families yet. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 129
Posted By storybookending
BC or CH. I have seen you post about this 24/48...

BC or CH. I have seen you post about this 24/48 hour rule and I am curious as to how it is worded in your handbook. I havenít had any parents push the limits on sick kids yet but I know itís common...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 233
Posted By storybookending
I have a young cousin who had this and they never...

I have a young cousin who had this and they never did diagnose her with anything. Sheís 6 now and it still happens occasionally.

My concern here is that itís not just the child but also the mom.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 298
Posted By storybookending
We are not the parents of these children and this...

We are not the parents of these children and this decision is not ours to make. I am only okay with this if the mother has been contacted and told if not picked up by X time I will be offering the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 298
Posted By storybookending
I think this is a tough one. I feel it is the...

I think this is a tough one. I feel it is the parents choice which one they choose and I would not have offered formula if the mom had specifically said not to. I would however had called mom for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By storybookending
I had a mom do this and it wore off on its own...

I had a mom do this and it wore off on its own with continuous washing before rubbing alcohol was necessary. I only had one on bottles at the time and didnít need them labeled anyways so it was fine.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By storybookending
The picture I saw advertising them for daycare...

The picture I saw advertising them for daycare had them on cups. The color coded cups work just fine for me. Was curious what some of you with +10 kids do for cups. I have a max of 8 but with ages...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By storybookending
Has Anyone Seen These?

Saw these advertised in my sponsored ads on Facebook today with the tag line ďgreat for daycareĒ. I think itís a clever idea and if you could customize the 4 pack thatís $12 with 4 different names...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-11-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 266
Posted By storybookending
I find it odd that she doesnít have the policies...

I find it odd that she doesnít have the policies to give. Does she just not have access to a printer or a computer maybe?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 630
Posted By storybookending
Needavaycay where you at girl? Second year in a...

Needavaycay where you at girl? Second year in a row Iíve stolen her ideas from the previous year.

Let me preface this by saying that I have a wonderful group of parents that are all so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By storybookending
Ah I saw this yesterday and forgot I was going to...

Ah I saw this yesterday and forgot I was going to share!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 474
Posted By storybookending
Are his days in care consecutive and consistant...

Are his days in care consecutive and consistant or is it more of a MWF deal or different each week? That could be part of the problem but honestly sounds more to me like the parents are probably...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 258
Posted By storybookending
I am unsure on the specifics on if he just slept...

I am unsure on the specifics on if he just slept through the alarm or what happened. He said he remembers nothing. They air lifted him to Madison and it was a few days before he was conscious. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 258
Posted By storybookending
My moms ex step brother almost died of this last...

My moms ex step brother almost died of this last year. He was saved when his now wife loggged into their security system after getting an alert as she was 3 states away and saw him passed out on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By storybookending
I have a basic wooden rocker, the kids are not...

I have a basic wooden rocker, the kids are not allowed to sit on it. They can only sit on the couch when the tv is on after nap. Iíve found I donít sit in my rocker when I donít have any young...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By storybookending
I am hoping to be able to do this with my...

I am hoping to be able to do this with my families but I donít have it in writing just in case my financial needs change.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By storybookending
Tons of old Halloween costumes and props. We once...

Tons of old Halloween costumes and props. We once had shoes but theyíve all broken. I actually went to the store on like November 6th and got so many brand new Halloween costumes 90% off!

The fav...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By storybookending
CH I assume it is the lines you used under the...

CH I assume it is the lines you used under the questions being so long and unable to be broken up that are making it go so wide.

Thank you for sharing what you use. I have been thinking of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By storybookending
We had flurries and maybe one inch that stuck a...

We had flurries and maybe one inch that stuck a couple weeks ago but itís all gone now, just single digit temps with windchill keeping us inside. I find it crazy hearing about snow storms like this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By storybookending
I have been invited to a few and havenít gone. I...

I have been invited to a few and havenít gone. I get each child a small gift and give it to the here and we sing happy birthday and have a treat (so far always parent provided, I havenít even asked)....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By storybookending
I didnít mean that they donít act like this,...

I didnít mean that they donít act like this, ever. I meant that I donít put up with them acting like this, ever. And from what the OP is describing it sounds like this is happening often and for long...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By storybookending
I donít allow food in ever so thatíll solve that...

I donít allow food in ever so thatíll solve that problem.

As for a 4 year old that acts like this? She would be on her bed until she could calm herself down. This is not how a 4 year old acts.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By storybookending
I had this last year with a kid that was 12-16...

I had this last year with a kid that was 12-16 months during winter last year. It took a long time for him to get over it but I just ignored the best I could. A lot of his issues dealt with mobility...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By storybookending
It is common of children from bilingual...

It is common of children from bilingual households to speak later or not as often as children that grow up in a one language household. I would just have them keep doing what they are doing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By storybookending
I am glad I am not alone. And I have deff heard...

I am glad I am not alone. And I have deff heard the phantom baby cries as well.

When I used to nanny the family that I nannied for was a very crunchy granola hippie dippy type family. Love them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By storybookending
This is how it works with the one parent I have...

This is how it works with the one parent I have that uses this. I just give my year end receipt and every March(ish) I fill out a form with what theyíve paid for the year so far.. I assume to project...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By storybookending
How Often Do You Dream About Daycare?

Just a fun question.

How often do you guys have a dream and it ends up being about daycare or one of your dcks is in it?

Iíd say this happens to me about once a month maybe. And then I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By storybookending
I donít buy my daycare parents anything. I will...

I donít buy my daycare parents anything. I will help the kids make something that is a little nicer than a typical every day craft but that is all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By storybookending
My brother to my niece just last night at home as...

My brother to my niece just last night at home as told by my SIL

Brother: ďokay sit still Iím going to put your jacket onĒ
Niece ďno I can do it myself, thatís what myname saysĒ

:lol: :lol:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By storybookending
I don’t think you are wrong. I personally would...

I don’t think you are wrong. I personally would not have even had my door unlocked or possibly not have even been up yet if someone came that much earlier than they were scheduled and 22 minutes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 505
Posted By storybookending
I didnít have anything in my contract about this...

I didnít have anything in my contract about this last year and I had a mom use 5 of her 10 days I allot the week of Christmas. Two days were supposed to be my ďpaidĒ days but it was the end of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 532
Posted By storybookending
It KILLS me buying things with grant money...

It KILLS me buying things with grant money sometimes because we are usually limited to DSS, Kaplan or Lakeshore. It takes me forever and things are in and out of the cart as the ďI can get this SO...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By storybookending
If it doesnít bother you to change her out of a...

If it doesnít bother you to change her out of a pull up rather than a diaper I would just let it go. Let mom do what she wants and think what she thinks. If itís not really affecting your day I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 696
Posted By storybookending
I havenít had too much destruction from daycare...

I havenít had too much destruction from daycare kids yet but I am only in my first couple of years. Paint touch ups here and there and honestly some of them are probably my own fault. I did have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By storybookending
I buy mini washcloths from the dollar tree. They...

I buy mini washcloths from the dollar tree. They come in a 4 pack for $1. They are perfect sizes for hands and faces. We are not allowed to reuse so straight down the laundry shoot they go once used....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 532
Posted By storybookending
I personally would buy a couple more bikes/trikes...

I personally would buy a couple more bikes/trikes etc as that has been our biggest hit lately or finally finish up the dress up corner Iíve had planned in my head for years.

My kids also love...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-27-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By storybookending
My first thought was did the child actually do...

My first thought was did the child actually do this with malicious intent? Was the child just trying to be a class clown? Do they watch Teletubbies? There is a teletubby named Tinky Winky. Was she...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-27-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By storybookending
Thank you Tom!

Thank you Tom!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 312
Posted By storybookending
Seeing this thread a day late. Lunch was supposed...

Seeing this thread a day late. Lunch was supposed to be pizza ranch but my Grandma is sick so she cancelled. Convinced a couple of my girlfriends that we needed a road trip for heading there for...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-27-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By storybookending
Home Warranty

When I purchased my home in 2016 I also purchased a Home warranty as the house and all of the appliances were older. I pay $450 a year. I have not thought to write off the expense in the past (if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 339
Posted By storybookending
We are typically an afternoon only group. We go...

We are typically an afternoon only group. We go out after afternoon snack and weather permitting stay outside until pick up. Some mornings weíll go to the park or on a walk but afternoon works best...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 580
Posted By storybookending
My SIL comes in to pick up her kid and uses my...

My SIL comes in to pick up her kid and uses my bathroom without asking but I donít ask when Iím at their house either. Heck the first summer I opened girl went inside while we were playing in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By storybookending
I have never thought about putting the pumpkin...

I have never thought about putting the pumpkin inside a bag. We have painted pumpkins every year Iíve been in operation. I havenít bought the pumpkins yet for this year bc I wasnít sure about my 1...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By storybookending
I used to work for my local YMCA. We had this....

I used to work for my local YMCA. We had this. It was exempt from licensing because it “operated for 3 hours at a time or less”. At our center it was an extra cost in addition to the membership....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By storybookending
I donít supply. I do keep a bottle of Tylenol on...

I donít supply. I do keep a bottle of Tylenol on hand for each child and have to have a signed permission slip in their file stating the dose that is allowed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By storybookending
I donít. Lunch isnít that far away. If you want...

I donít. Lunch isnít that far away. If you want to continue feeding them regardless move your snack time to 9AM. Otherwise you could have a drop off cut off time and not accept children after 8:30.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By storybookending
Tag-a-long

I just found this product on my Instagram feed and I thought it was so cool. Itís a handle that easily attaches to a stroller that I was thinking would be good for walks with the daycare kids. I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,165
Posted By storybookending
Another vote for I probably wouldnít have...

Another vote for I probably wouldnít have noticed. I have never balanced my checkbook, I just check online for anything fishy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 198,069
Posted By storybookending
My almost 3 year old was the only one a little...

My almost 3 year old was the only one a little confused/worried that she wasnít going to get to play. But itís okay we then walked to the ďdinosaur parkĒ aka the nearby elementary school to play. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 198,069
Posted By storybookending
Walked to the park today and the park was...

Walked to the park today and the park was MISSING, all equipment was gone! Iím thinking they are just redoing it but man the kids thought it was hilarious.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By storybookending
Kids not having appropriate shoes would not stop...

Kids not having appropriate shoes would not stop me from going outside. Send home wet muddy shoes just once and most parents will get then hint without my having to say anything.

I saw that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By storybookending
He is a new two or an older two? How is his...

He is a new two or an older two? How is his language development?

I have/had a biter.. fingers crossed it has been a few months but he was a new two at the time. I set up a pack n play on both...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4,832
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 479,199
Posted By storybookending
Ew we had snow flurries this morning.. yesterday...

Ew we had snow flurries this morning.. yesterday I was in shorts!

Took the kids outside and it wasnít that bad. The real feel says it ďfelt like 22 degreesĒ. I had 3 that didnít have mittens and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 603
Posted By storybookending
The local clinic/hospital uses military time and...

The local clinic/hospital uses military time and all of those parents sign in/out using it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By storybookending
I donít transport for daycare and I donít think I...

I donít transport for daycare and I donít think I would want to in my own personal vehicle. Too much liability and insurance and additional licensing requirements.

Could you look into bussing in...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-04-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,753
Posted By storybookending
I donít know about daycare kids by my favorite...

I donít know about daycare kids by my favorite recipe is thawed chicken breasts in a pan, coat the top in ranch dressing and place bacon slices over the top. Cook on 400 for 35ish minutes. Take out...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 10-03-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By storybookending
Love Dove Home Daycare: Let Your Imagination Soar...

Love Dove Home Daycare: Let Your Imagination Soar
Love Dove Home Daycare: Watch Their Imaginations Soar
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-03-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By storybookending
For the hard boiled eggs make sure you are using...

For the hard boiled eggs make sure you are using older eggs to help them peel nicer. You can also add salt to the water when you boil them.. my grandma says that helps. I only have 6 kids so Iím...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-02-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By storybookending
Corn on the Cob is a huge hit here. I usually...

Corn on the Cob is a huge hit here. I usually serve it with fresh kiwi and baby red potatoes.

Spaghetti with garlic bread and pear and veggie sticks.

Cucumbers are a current hit for my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By storybookending
I was about to comment ďat least at 5 months he...

I was about to comment ďat least at 5 months he should be growing out of it soonĒ and then I read this. Did it even swing with that much weight in it? Thatís crazy. My last infant started at 6 months...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By storybookending
The main afterschool care program in my town...

The main afterschool care program in my town charges by the month and they charge $200 a month for FT. I know the afterschool care is the Catholic school has a day rate of $11 a day. There are not an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 613
Posted By storybookending
I require two weeks for them with a sentence that...

I require two weeks for them with a sentence that if they can give more than two weeks it is encouraged without losing their space.

I myself can term whenever I want.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By storybookending
I wouldnít worry about this in an 18 month old at...

I wouldnít worry about this in an 18 month old at all. I have a 22 moth old that has a vocabulary of probably 10 words. He just learned ďnoĒ and to shake his head for yes within the last 2 months.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By storybookending
Iíve never read the box. My state regs say to...

Iíve never read the box. My state regs say to change every 2 hours.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By storybookending
You could also up your tuition to cover the free...

You could also up your tuition to cover the free days if you think sheíll walk away if you take away her free days and you want to keep them on. Parents are more willing to pay a few dollars more a...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-26-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By storybookending
What age are we referring to when you say...

What age are we referring to when you say toddlers? I only ask because each state seems to have a different definition of what a ďtoddlerĒ actually is.

I assume because you said you work at a...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-25-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By storybookending
Do they have safe alternatives inside to climb...

Do they have safe alternatives inside to climb and run and play? Are they getting enough time outdoors?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4,832
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 479,199
Posted By storybookending
I get a message yesterday from a woman that Iíve...

I get a message yesterday from a woman that Iíve known since I was a child. Her sister was my daycare provider. Sheís asking about taking on the newborn of a coworker of hers just from January-August...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-25-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By storybookending
Do you have a teacher voice? If not learn one....

Do you have a teacher voice? If not learn one. Talk assertive but not yelling when children are misbehaving. The children have to trust you to learn from you so establishing a good teacher...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 602
Posted By storybookending
Not a lot of things these days surprise me but...

Not a lot of things these days surprise me but this one is a real WTF from me.

Why are babies that young already in daycare? I know not everyone can afford maternity leave but THREE DAYS OLD??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 392
Posted By storybookending
I have never cared for twins in daycare but I...

I have never cared for twins in daycare but I have twin nephews. I have had two small infants at the same time before though. What worked for the parents was to have them on the same schedule....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 392
Posted By storybookending
What age? Newborns?

What age? Newborns?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By storybookending
I guess the question is are you receiving calls...

I guess the question is are you receiving calls for FT care? Does your as flat out say Monday-Thursday care?

As for how long youíre willing to wait thatís up to you. Are you comfortable not...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 09-19-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By storybookending
It works for me now!

It works for me now!
Forum: Forms - Uploads 09-19-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By storybookending
I canít see the attachment but we have this in my...

I canít see the attachment but we have this in my state as well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By storybookending
I wouldnít say anything to the parents at all but...

I wouldnít say anything to the parents at all but since you are already interviewing to fill an open space I wouldnít turn away any family looking for 2 spaces instead of just the one you currently...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By storybookending
I have one out sick today and 2 that never come...

I have one out sick today and 2 that never come on Mondays so I loaded up my 3 kiddos and we headed to the park. Ran into two cousins of one of my kiddos (unplanned) and played for awhile and then my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By storybookending
I had one of these just last week! Mom claimed...

I had one of these just last week! Mom claimed there was money in the account and they have just been having problems with the bank and brought over cash on her lunch break. I recently left the bank...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By storybookending
When it comes to group time make it so where you...

When it comes to group time make it so where you choose the game. Take away the opportunity for them to bicker with each other about what they are going to play by saying ďthis is what we have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 271
Posted By storybookending
I have a deck box to store our outdoor toys. Itís...

I have a deck box to store our outdoor toys. Itís at least 15 years old from back when I was in high school and my parents had a pool. It keeps everything dry and is still in great shape. I bought a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By storybookending
Honestly I wouldnít put any place I worked for...

Honestly I wouldnít put any place I worked for that short of time on my resume at all. I also wouldnít use her reference letter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 198,069
Posted By storybookending
You have a child named Thad? My sister is...

You have a child named Thad? My sister is marrying a Thad in February and Iíve never met anyone else with the same name, nor has he!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By storybookending
Random Question - Do You Fix Onesies?

Just a stupid pointless question to break up your Friday.. for those do you that care for infants.

When diaper changing if you notice you button the onesie wrong do you fix it or leave it for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By storybookending
I have two in 4K this year. The 4K bus is...

I have two in 4K this year. The 4K bus is supposed to arrive between 11:15 and 11:30 but this year they rerouted and now the girls do not arrive until 11:55. We nap at 12. I’m slowly pushing back the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4,832
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 479,199
Posted By storybookending
Ugh I know the feeling. I have been toying with...

Ugh I know the feeling. I have been toying with the idea of going to a teacher only type of daycare that runs in oridience with the school year. Or families willing and able to follow a school year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4,832
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 479,199
Posted By storybookending
Mom actually brought it by on her lunch break in...

Mom actually brought it by on her lunch break in cash. She feels awful. I only work with families I know personally (which comes with its own challenges but I do prefer) so I know they aren’t like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4,832
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 479,199
Posted By storybookending
This is great! I ended up contacting the bank and...

This is great! I ended up contacting the bank and it wasnít the new account it was their personal account. I just sent a text with the details basically as described and that I would need the funds...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4,832
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 479,199
Posted By storybookending
First bad check from a daycare parent. Forgot...

First bad check from a daycare parent. Forgot checkbook last week and wrote me a check from their newish business account. Bounced and I got a $12 fee as well. I have in my contract thatís theyvare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By storybookending
Yes. I had one give notice on Aug 28th and I will...

Yes. I had one give notice on Aug 28th and I will be billing for both the 10th and 11th.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By storybookending
I wouldnít say anything to mom about what dcg...

I wouldnít say anything to mom about what dcg said. I would just leave the door locked until their contracted time. My first arrival (varries which family depending on time of year) knows what time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By storybookending
A raccoon acting weird that’s out during daylight...

A raccoon acting weird that’s out during daylight hours probably has rabies or something. My dads friend had a pet raccoon when I was a kid, it used the litter box like a cat.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By storybookending
As hard as it is to leave him like that it really...

As hard as it is to leave him like that it really is better for him in the long run and I am glad you realize that! I hope this passes for him quickly! I have a sib set where one will be attending...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By storybookending
So glad you are so happy! The title of this...

So glad you are so happy!

The title of this thread has got the doc mcsfuffins song stuck I my head for the rest of the day ďI feel better, so much better. Thank you doc for taking all my ouchies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By storybookending
The change in routine is probably just wigging...

The change in routine is probably just wigging him out a bit alongside missing brother and the sense of security he has in knowing that brother is close by. It will probably pass on itís own in a...
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