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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By rosieteddy
Rest assured if you remain closed the clients...

Rest assured if you remain closed the clients will find someone else.If you take the time you need and have to start your client base over you can.I closed to care for two relatives in my home.It was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By rosieteddy
When my husband was having chemo we were extra...

When my husband was having chemo we were extra careful.Daycare was pretty separate we were concerned if children had immunizations with live viruses.I was extra careful with spraying Lysol and hand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 629
Posted By rosieteddy
Even if Dr ok's return ,I would not allow for...

Even if Dr ok's return ,I would not allow for this week.A full 7 days from accident and I would insist on a return visit to Dr.I would insist on an all clear for inside and outside activities.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By rosieteddy
I am still annoyed that I gave all my stuff...

I am still annoyed that I gave all my stuff away.The laundry center ,kitchen high chairs for dolls ect .All in great condition then not 3 months later my 44 yr old daughter announces shes expecting.I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By rosieteddy
It is a very difficult situation. We do miss them...

It is a very difficult situation. We do miss them when they are not with us.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By rosieteddy
So sorry to hear he is having a hard time.As his...

So sorry to hear he is having a hard time.As his wife its hard to be torn between work and family.In 1995my husband was diagnosed with non Hodgkin's Lymphoma .I had 6 daycare kids and 2 middle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By rosieteddy
Drop in fee.

Drop in fee.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By rosieteddy
Nope, but I wouldn't have it in sight either.

Nope, but I wouldn't have it in sight either.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By rosieteddy
If they want to stay later than contracted time I...

If they want to stay later than contracted time I would offer it at 5.00 dollars per hour.I would ask for cash at drop off.They can pick up hours but so can you .I might even go as far as to say 10...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By rosieteddy
parents wonder why we have so many rules.Because...

parents wonder why we have so many rules.Because we can not assume they will do the right thing ,right.A parent was called for a reference about my program.She told prospective client that I had many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By rosieteddy
I did not mean to be judgy,hope you didn't take...

I did not mean to be judgy,hope you didn't take it that way.Of course you should do whats best for you.I hadn't realized you transported before.I had parents that did not want their children in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By rosieteddy
sounds perfect.

sounds perfect.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By rosieteddy
I made more money with part time clients.I...

I made more money with part time clients.I charged more per day and they were only allowed to keep certain days .That being said I personaly would think long and hard before planning on driving the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By rosieteddy
Put your policy in the handbook.Parents rarely...

Put your policy in the handbook.Parents rarely take the hint.It is hard for the child to see their parent leave again after drop off.I would plan things for the last hour if possible.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,059
Posted By rosieteddy
after 12 months I always called it a...

after 12 months I always called it a "shutupafier".Its main use was -is to keep the child quiet.I always quit offering it at 12 months bottles and pacies went away.Even at nap I stopped using it.When...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 713
Posted By rosieteddy
I would never let the parent dictate your...

I would never let the parent dictate your program.We went out at least as much as your schedule.I would address their concerns about bug spray .We had a release giving permission to apply bug spray...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By rosieteddy
With only 3 weeks left I would get out more.My...

With only 3 weeks left I would get out more.My group did better dispersed in the yard.How old are the biggest offenders?If they are old enough to bribe I would set a reward chart.Think about 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By rosieteddy
I am with Ariana on this.Let Grandma know you...

I am with Ariana on this.Let Grandma know you have no spots for the summer.As far as Grandma picking up and dropping off though the mom must have okayed it.Really its up to the parent to decide if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By rosieteddy
Go to the appointment July 3rd.In the mean time...

Go to the appointment July 3rd.In the mean time could you find an approved assistant to cover the operation day?I personally would only take that day while he is hospitalized.Then as soon as DC ended...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By rosieteddy
I gave important letters out on Fridays.The...

I gave important letters out on Fridays.The letter was in their bag .At pickup I would tell them that it was there.In the letter I asked that they not discuss with children,until we talked.There is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By rosieteddy
I would just keep the original agreement.How in...

I would just keep the original agreement.How in good conscience could you charge to hold a non existent spot.You would take on an infant through all the holidays when you could be paid for no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By rosieteddy
I am not proud of it but I would just rock her.It...

I am not proud of it but I would just rock her.It was a pain but I needed the down time .I would wrap them in a blanket then settle the older kids ,put music on sit in my comfortable rocker and rock...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By rosieteddy
Home Daycare can be tough.Parents do seem to...

Home Daycare can be tough.Parents do seem to think its glorified babysitting sometimes.I always cringed when someone would say "oh wish I had your job getting to play all day".More than once I had to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,482
Posted By rosieteddy
I always just answered there questions.I never...

I always just answered there questions.I never understood when other providers would get mad at the money question.I did not offer that on the phone unless specifically asked,but I would give them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 988
Posted By rosieteddy
It always baffled me ,sure you need time to...

It always baffled me ,sure you need time to yourself.Let the child stay until naptime ends then pickup and have some fun with your child.That is 7 hours of "me"time.So often they were just left the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 988
Posted By rosieteddy
My husband always said"they are paying for it so...

My husband always said"they are paying for it so there using it".I was like come on they can't come early especially when they know the child is the only one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,460
Posted By rosieteddy
I would hand them another copy of your potty...

I would hand them another copy of your potty plan.I would ask for enough pullups for two weeks.Then every week take stock and ask for what you need.If pushed I always told parents my business my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By rosieteddy
Last time I was relicensed I actually set up a...

Last time I was relicensed I actually set up a coral playpen with foam padding .That was where infants could play with out wood or sand.That inspector approved it.In actuality I just mostly watched...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By rosieteddy
Some states changed the rules about gravel.I used...

Some states changed the rules about gravel.I used fibar wich was an untreated wood chip.Sometimes I felt like I was in a hamster cageLOL.It worked great for the play yard.I also built a large sandbox...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By rosieteddy
That is awesome.I would have loved that.I had the...

That is awesome.I would have loved that.I had the 5 seat runabout.It was seats like that in a row way to long but pushed better than my double graco.I was able to push it right into my house so no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By rosieteddy
Why not try the local library.You could scope out...

Why not try the local library.You could scope out story time and pass out flyers or business cards.Would you consider doing drop in care for the summer.I knew a provider who took children for their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By rosieteddy
I think that kind of schedule is best for...

I think that kind of schedule is best for centers.More children have different schedules there .The child would fit in easier there .You will take a financial hit and the child will possibly feel not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By rosieteddy
I used to let parents come the week before care...

I used to let parents come the week before care started.I only let them come 30 min before pick-up started.We always were outside and they sat with me on the sidelines.I explained all of black-cats...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By rosieteddy
I never allowed undies if they were not...

I never allowed undies if they were not completely trained.Having them ask for a pullup to poop is not potty trained in my book.Undies were earned for using the potty for both pee and poop .I hated...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 784
Posted By rosieteddy
If possible I would not leave my infant...

If possible I would not leave my infant there.Boppy pillows are definitely not for sleeping on.I would also be concerned that they did not hold your baby when you were leaving.I think a nanny or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By rosieteddy
I would ask parents to give at least 6 oz before...

I would ask parents to give at least 6 oz before dropping off .Then do the best you can.I wouldn't fight her .It always seems once they get real table food it ruins them on baby food.Offer formula...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By rosieteddy
I also would give 2 weeks full time.Infants are...

I also would give 2 weeks full time.Infants are hard and a couple of hours once a week is usually difficult.It is hard for infants to get used to group care.You may be pleasantly surprised.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,441
Posted By rosieteddy
e.j I definitely feel the stress helped push...

e.j I definitely feel the stress helped push towards the heart attack.It was a very hard winter as well.We had so much snow outdoor walks and play were impossible. The two main criers were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By rosieteddy
I amsorry Daycare Mom that's not possible.My...

I amsorry Daycare Mom that's not possible.My program does not support that.That would be my response.I did have cupcakes and a gift from me for each DCchild on birthdays.I think it would be opening a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,441
Posted By rosieteddy
I also would do the sealed envelope.Trying to...

I also would do the sealed envelope.Trying to have that conversation in front of the children and or other parents is not right for you. I think once you get through pick-up you will feel much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,441
Posted By rosieteddy
I did not listen to my body.I had a very...

I did not listen to my body.I had a very difficult group one child in particular.She cried constantly and didn't nap well.She would set the tone for the day .Others started crying when she started.I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By rosieteddy
You are defiantly not bad at this.As others have...

You are defiantly not bad at this.As others have said set your space up for less room to run around in first.I always felt that a routine helped.Short time for free play .Maybe set them up with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By rosieteddy
I often wanted to get out in am.I would put...

I often wanted to get out in am.I would put youngest under 2yrs in double stroller .We walked around block ,then if he fellasleep in stroller I left him in it while the other kids played for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By rosieteddy
There really is not a lot you can do about...

There really is not a lot you can do about home.Ipersonally stopped asking after awhile.Often parents do not tell the truth anyway.Do what works for you and your program.If it works for a morning nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By rosieteddy
I always felt 5 personal /sick days paid was...

I always felt 5 personal /sick days paid was fair.Added to that was 3 Bereavement days for an immediate family members passing, also paid.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 498
Posted By rosieteddy
Maybe he would benefit from a more traditional...

Maybe he would benefit from a more traditional daycare.It sounds like he is alone at your house.So no other children to play with.At 2+ years old he may be looking for some interaction with peers.Not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By rosieteddy
When I closed and we decided to move I sold a...

When I closed and we decided to move I sold a huge lot for 350..That included a 5 seat runabout stroller with seat covers ,kitchen stuff and train table.Then as time got closer started putting things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By rosieteddy
That stinks post your schedule for maternity...

That stinks post your schedule for maternity leaveon bulliten board.Give them a copy and if they complain just look at them .After a few seconds of silence say that's the best I can do.If they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By rosieteddy
I personally would not give them unpaid time.I...

I personally would not give them unpaid time.I would recind the original and send a memo''.Due to confusion and misinterpretation Karlas vacation policy is as follows.Family childcare will take two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,326
Posted By rosieteddy
that's exactly the item I was talking about.I so...

that's exactly the item I was talking about.I so wanted that ,but the children were different ages in my group. I loved that it had both the safety vest and handles.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,326
Posted By rosieteddy
I always had a stroller to anchor off.Otherwise...

I always had a stroller to anchor off.Otherwise it was like a bunch of puppies tangled up.I never trusted that one wouldn't bolt.My "safety"straps Velcro would go on the wrist .Then the stretchy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By rosieteddy
I always walked 20 min at beginning of outdoor...

I always walked 20 min at beginning of outdoor play and 20 min at end this made them at least active for 40 min.They held onto the stroller for walks.Sometimes I had to teach them outdoor play.I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By rosieteddy
I would not give them to many details.The fact...

I would not give them to many details.The fact that you haven't closed much is testament to the serious situation.Greet them with usual greeting.If pushed maybe say something like this is why we all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By rosieteddy
I would give notice to the mom right away.I would...

I would give notice to the mom right away.I would just say your program does not fit with their family.The food issues have gotten out of hand and you are not comfortable with their food and food...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By rosieteddy
My go to for Easter was always basic.We would...

My go to for Easter was always basic.We would color paper eggs ,make a basket on a bigger paper.The basket was strips of colored construction paper or just torn up pieces .Depending on the age they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By rosieteddy
If she doesn't call before 4 pm I would text...

If she doesn't call before 4 pm I would text back.Sorry space has been filled and no longer available.Thank you for your interest. Short and sweet.You should not feel bad at all .She hadn't even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,065
Posted By rosieteddy
After years of cooking and throwing out food.Not...

After years of cooking and throwing out food.Not because it tasted bad but mixed up /or "yucky vegetables."I found easy healthy meals.Two days sandwiches/turkey on wheat side of carrot/celery sticks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By rosieteddy
That's another red flag .I would decline sooner...

That's another red flag .I would decline sooner than later.She would probally find reasons she should stay home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By rosieteddy
I also would tell family that balked at time off...

I also would tell family that balked at time off and policies on sick time.I would bet they will use you until 2 weeks before her 3 months off give notice and leave.Is it maternity leave perhaps?Tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 886
Posted By rosieteddy
I provided childcare was licensed am white and...

I provided childcare was licensed am white and worked until I turned 63 and never would have medicated any child so they would sleep.I never even gave Tylenol.If child needed medication the parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By rosieteddy
I always had the daycare parties at...

I always had the daycare parties at daycare.Afternoon snack we would have a cupcake and I would give a gift (even to my own child).Sometimes we made party hats at are and craft time and wore...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By rosieteddy
I didn't do it with my own,but my Grandchild.I...

I didn't do it with my own,but my Grandchild.I put him down like the others. Idid sit next to him on floor until he fell asleep.Could you just use his own room with maybe a baby moniter. Its hard but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By rosieteddy
I would definitely charge 60 a day .Then 70 for...

I would definitely charge 60 a day .Then 70 for part time .I would try to fit two children in one slot ,3 day client picks days ,two day client gets leftover days.If both want 3 days I would charge...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By rosieteddy
Walking rope might work well.Maybe have them walk...

Walking rope might work well.Maybe have them walk behind you.I had good luck with the safety straps and one child on each side that way they couldn't touch each other .It did drag down the stroller...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By rosieteddy
Sorry you had such a scare.One thing that might...

Sorry you had such a scare.One thing that might help someone see you (if they actually look)would be a flag.You know the kind that bike seats sometimes have.Its tall and on a a flexible pole.That...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By rosieteddy
I would go with catherders response.They didn't...

I would go with catherders response.They didn't follow up ,enroll,or return your original thankyou.Nope not giving private info especially as they are not even enrolled.Run away was my first instinct.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By rosieteddy
They will be the longest months ever.I personally...

They will be the longest months ever.I personally would give them notice.Why not go out on a pleasant note?On the other hand after months of his screaming you'll be extra glad you closed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By rosieteddy
So is she already in daycare?She will be 14...

So is she already in daycare?She will be 14 months in the summer then right.If she has been coming and you didn't stipulate no care in summer then I think feelings will be hurt.It is not easy finding...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By rosieteddy
I found that parents would bring the older child...

I found that parents would bring the older child while on maternity leave.I did not give them a choice to hold the spot.I explained that the older child benefited to the same schedule as before the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By rosieteddy
I always went with easy .Toast ,milk and some...

I always went with easy .Toast ,milk and some fruit or pancakes ,milk,. fruit.iI also had children arrive fed .Breakfast at home let parents feed eggs ,cereal or oatmeal.Then I fed breakfast 'snack"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By rosieteddy
I never gave extended leave.I played up the...

I never gave extended leave.I played up the benefit to mom in keeping the child on schedule .Mom only has so much time to bond with infant.Older child not feeling neglected.Also I would tell parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By rosieteddy
I also had good luck with putting a heavy blanket...

I also had good luck with putting a heavy blanket (folded quilt)on top until they fell asleep.I read my kindle or crochet as well. It really does make you want to scream though.(my daughter bought me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By rosieteddy
I always had pretty good luck with music in...

I always had pretty good luck with music in naproom.Also in the beginning I stayed till they fell asleep.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 970
Posted By rosieteddy
I would definitely not buy diapers.This family...

I would definitely not buy diapers.This family would be given notice that starting now they supply all supplies at the beginning of the week for that week.I also would charge double per diaper from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By rosieteddy
I think you just have to wait it out.That being...

I think you just have to wait it out.That being said I would set up a gated area -aka-playpen or separate area .First time each day that he goes to lash out immediately separate him.If its lunch have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By rosieteddy
I always posted a note over sign in sheet.Dear...

I always posted a note over sign in sheet.Dear Parents Daycare Closed for the Holiday xxxx.See you Tuesday xxxx.If questioned I said everyone was off that day.After awhile I just took all Holidays...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By rosieteddy
I agree with everyone.His toys should be...

I agree with everyone.His toys should be separate.I would have him with the group though.If the ages were the same.I started my Daycare when the youngest 2 were 4 and7 yrs.The year the DC kids were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By rosieteddy
I always told the children"hey you don't have to...

I always told the children"hey you don't have to like each other,but do not be rude".I would set up different areas and separate them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By rosieteddy
If Mom is picking back up why can't she keep...

If Mom is picking back up why can't she keep older child with her?I would explain the situation ,the whole group shouldn't suffer.It is really hard on the 2 yr old ,she doesn't get it.Mom should...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By rosieteddy
That sounds like a week from hell.I would call...

That sounds like a week from hell.I would call neighbors stil family today,let them know the problems.There is not much to do about the biting incident now.We have all been there.I started using a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By rosieteddy
SAHM you should have no guilt.When its convenient...

SAHM you should have no guilt.When its convenient for Parents they make it work.I would defiantly give whatever notice you have set in your contract. Friday is the day to take off.The first 4 day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 806
Posted By rosieteddy
Sorry I can't .Text it right away.If pressed...

Sorry I can't .Text it right away.If pressed repeat.You can always do a play date for the daughter only some other time .Black cat as usual is right on point.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 734
Posted By rosieteddy
My teacher contract was they kept their child...

My teacher contract was they kept their child home 3 weeks vacation and any nonworking school days off Iwas paid Sept -through June .They paid two week nonrefundable deposit to come back in Sept. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 996
Posted By rosieteddy
I would give him a heads up.Why not call him...

I would give him a heads up.Why not call him before next drop off.Explain that as a licensed Daycare you are a mandated reporter.See how he reacts.Tell him that you thought he was drinking. If you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By rosieteddy
My valentines party was so low key.They colored a...

My valentines party was so low key.They colored a large picture,Then I folded it into an envelope.I gave them stickers the next day and they "decorated"it.Then I cut out hearts in pink and red. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By rosieteddy
I always feel January and February are months to...

I always feel January and February are months to not make big decisions.Why not figure out what will make you happier.Then go about getting that.Winter is tough let down after the holidays and it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By rosieteddy
Could you do more activities at the table.I had...

Could you do more activities at the table.I had booster seats that had a strap for safety.When my group got this way I would put everyone at the table.One activitie was a large box filled with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By rosieteddy
I always liked having two infants .Hard at first...

I always liked having two infants .Hard at first but nice as they grow to have same age.The biggest issue will be maternity leave.Will they still bring the older child?I would insist on that,
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-21-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By rosieteddy
With using the standard meal allowance I did not...

With using the standard meal allowance I did not need receipts. That's why I chose it.Just the meal and child count.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-21-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By rosieteddy
If your paying taxes on your income I think the...

If your paying taxes on your income I think the answer is yes.You probally need a form for deductions .I used an accountant that was an expert on childcare taxes.Tom Copeland has great books and info...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By rosieteddy
That's exactly the reason I started following the...

That's exactly the reason I started following the school closings.If like today there was a holiday -first I would have closed (schools closed)second I would have called it ahead of time.Its...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By rosieteddy
I would buy a soft top sippy cup.That is about...

I would buy a soft top sippy cup.That is about all you can do.When I transitioned them from bottle to cup I also had them self feed.IF I had room they moved from highchair to communal table.Everyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By rosieteddy
I am in the other camp.Help him ,I would give him...

I am in the other camp.Help him ,I would give him the encouragement.Sometimes I think we forget to look at the child.He is only 17 months old .Vacation is different parents probally did feed him.If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By rosieteddy
I hate to sound mean but I would not do it.Shame...

I hate to sound mean but I would not do it.Shame on the mom for letting her.If she fits in your ratio I would charge mom something for the half hour a day if you don't want to say no.What happens...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 560
Posted By rosieteddy
I loved my regalo baby gate.I used it for a 3...

I loved my regalo baby gate.I used it for a 3 season porch.It not only kept the children on their side ,it kept the new puppy on her side.In the kitchen I used one of the wooden gates that swing to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By rosieteddy
I bought a playpen the kind with a gate and...

I bought a playpen the kind with a gate and noflooring.We called it the "clubhouse".Why not get something like that and when she starts taking off put her in with some toye.Often the older kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By rosieteddy
I would try to offer the some extra table...

I would try to offer the some extra table activities.I had a large amount of special puzzles ,workbooks,Mellisa and Doug dolls ect also Mr potato Heads ,beads and special one child activities.All the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By rosieteddy
Are you licensed ? If so just say "sorry without...

Are you licensed ? If so just say "sorry without all the paperwork I can't do it".Tell anyone who askes the same.If you do not open that can of worms you should be able to dodge that bullet.Good luck...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
Posted By rosieteddy
I would have said no.Not your problem you have...

I would have said no.Not your problem you have your own family to care for.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,695
Posted By rosieteddy
Are you giving them 2 weeks?If so I would give...

Are you giving them 2 weeks?If so I would give them notice on Friday28th.That way you are not stressing over Christmas.I would not return your bonus/gift,you put in your time and earned that.
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