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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By Jessie
Wow. I'm moving to Jerusalem. :) I'm not sure...

Wow. I'm moving to Jerusalem. :) I'm not sure I can function after one week, but hopefully I won't need 18 either! I guess I'll play it by ear with my families, see how long they can do without...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By Jessie
How Long For a Maternity Leave?

I know this question has been asked many, many times before, but here's my situation. I'm expecting a baby in October, so I'm trying to decide how long to close. I am really only open one day a...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-26-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By Jessie
I'm curious about this as well!

I'm curious about this as well!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,607
Posted By Jessie
I have the same set up, small basement playroom...

I have the same set up, small basement playroom but the kids have access to the entire first floor, so a ton of space overall. The only thing I would caution is that it makes having a larger group...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,489
Posted By Jessie
This was EXACTLY my story, my daughter was born...

This was EXACTLY my story, my daughter was born in Feb 2011, we moved in July 2011, I got licensed in October, and my first kid walked in the door beginning of December. I started the licensing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By Jessie
I wish I had a separate room for napping! My 1st...

I wish I had a separate room for napping! My 1st floor is a big open floor plan, cribs sit in my living room and dining room, I would love to just shut the door on them! Just curious if I was being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By Jessie
Do You Break Down Cribs?

I keep going back and forth on this. My DCKs play in my basement playroom, but nap on the first floor of the house so that I don't have to sit in the basement twiddling my thumbs during naptime.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,310
Posted By Jessie
I've offered my guest room to a nursing mom who...

I've offered my guest room to a nursing mom who had a very colicky baby who would start screaming as soon as she saw mom at pick up time. When I was nursing, my daughter wanted to eat NOW, and would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,706
Posted By Jessie
Thanks for the suggestions everyone, I talked to...

Thanks for the suggestions everyone, I talked to Mom #1 today because I knew she'd be the hardest, and she was very supportive and happy for me. Whew! I'm not as nervous about talking to the other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,706
Posted By Jessie
How To Tell Parents I'm Closing?

My daycare hasn't been open for very long, only a year, but I've made the difficult decision to close in January. I've been working really hard to get another business up and running, one that will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,037
Posted By Jessie
Don't know about policies in your state, but I...

Don't know about policies in your state, but I started advertising before I was licensed - it can take a long time to get your first client, and it's worth it. Just be very up front and honest in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,652
Posted By Jessie
Bunnyslippers, I'm in your area and have been...

Bunnyslippers, I'm in your area and have been wondering the same thing. I don't want to jump the gun and inconvenience parents by closing when it's just a little wind and rain, but I also don't want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,380
Posted By Jessie
I have the EXACT same issue with a 9 month old -...

I have the EXACT same issue with a 9 month old - poops himself awake every day for the last month or so. I've started going right in as soon as he cries, changing him without engaging with him at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,151
Posted By Jessie
Without knowing your son, it's hard to be of too...

Without knowing your son, it's hard to be of too much help, but with the sleeping stuff, I had very similar issues.

My daughter could only be nursed/rocked to sleep until she was about 13 months...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 980
Posted By Jessie
Transitioning From Crib To Mat?

I'm sure this topic has been discussed, but having trouble finding past posts. I have a two year old who has been showing some interest in napping on a mat, especially now that I have a 3.5 year old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,946
Posted By Jessie
You can start a private group on Facebook - just...

You can start a private group on Facebook - just invite the parents and let them know that they will be the only ones who can see photos and posts. I just started doing this and my families love it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,139
Posted By Jessie
Well - my response is a little different, but I...

Well - my response is a little different, but I am sort of a newbie at this. Until recently I had two babies here, and I found it to be really, really hard. They were about 4 months apart, but the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,289
Posted By Jessie
My daughter is in cloth diapers, here are my...

My daughter is in cloth diapers, here are my thoughts about some of your questions:

1. You can use some products as a barrier, they just can't be petroleum based. We use coconut oil, one of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,262
Posted By Jessie
I've got all littles too, and outside time is a...

I've got all littles too, and outside time is a challenge, but I make sure it happens every day, it's so important for the toddlers to have time to run around.

Basically, having a set routine is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,542
Posted By Jessie
This is all really helpful, thank you so much. ...

This is all really helpful, thank you so much. This is all an unknown area for me, so I'm mostly just trying to prep myself. Thank you all!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,542
Posted By Jessie
Potty Training 101?

I have two toddlers who I expect will start potty training for real in the next 3-6 months or so. One of them is my daughter, my only child, so I've never potty trained a kid before.

I'm just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,355
Posted By Jessie
Oh boy - both of my day care kids stayed home on...

Oh boy - both of my day care kids stayed home on Friday and I bleached everything. The boy who has HFMD never got a fever, so I was going to tell his mom he could come back tomorrow (my pediatrician...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,023
Posted By Jessie
See if you can get a tech savvy friend (or...

See if you can get a tech savvy friend (or friend's kid) to do this for you. It's a great way for families to feel like they know a little bit more about you and feel more comfortable calling. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,355
Posted By Jessie
Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

One of my day care kids just came down with this. Has anyone else had to deal with this? How long do you ask parents to keep them home? My contract says 24 hours after symptoms go away for general...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,023
Posted By Jessie
Do you have a website? I made a free website...

Do you have a website? I made a free website with yola.com (although there are TONS of free sites) and registered my daycare with Google Places. Now, if someone searches for "childcare" or...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-12-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,868
Posted By Jessie
Check in with Massachusetts EEC and they will...

Check in with Massachusetts EEC and they will have you attend a Potential Provider's Meeting - they run pretty regularly and cover all of the answers to your questions. You have to attend one if you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By Jessie
My 19 month old started dropping his AM nap when...

My 19 month old started dropping his AM nap when he first started coming here at 15 months. Now, he never naps in the morning, but I still put him in his pnp for about 30 minutes for a "rest". I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,475
Posted By Jessie
My daughter was super colicky and screamed from 4...

My daughter was super colicky and screamed from 4 to 8 every night - the only way I got through it was to put her in carrier (Ergo baby or Moby wrap) and wear her around - while I made dinner,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,323
Posted By Jessie
At our library's story hour, instead of "she cut...

At our library's story hour, instead of "she cut of their tails with a carving knife", they sing "they ran to the left and they ran to the right". Of course, I'm always the one singing the old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,560
Posted By Jessie
I also am in the basement and struggle with the...

I also am in the basement and struggle with the "stuck in the basement" feeling, although I'm lucky to have a full sized window and the same bulkhead/glass door set-up as another poster, so that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,137
Posted By Jessie
I'm in MA, but central, closer to Worcester, and...

I'm in MA, but central, closer to Worcester, and I'm doing Family Child Care. I'm hoping to find some sort of a group too - I started my day care so I could stay home with my baby daughter, and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,386
Posted By Jessie
You mean I should be allowed to pee during the...

You mean I should be allowed to pee during the day? :)

I've been managing to time potty breaks for me while they are asleep, the bathroom is right at the top of the stairs so I think it's no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,386
Posted By Jessie
Thank you!

Just wanted to say thanks again for the suggestions - I decided moving my whole operation to the basement was the right thing to do, and I also decided to start now so the kids could get used to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,386
Posted By Jessie
Thanks everyone, these are really helpful...

Thanks everyone, these are really helpful suggestions. I'm hoping my daughter will be ready to drop her AM nap soon, but I'm not going to start pushing it until she's ready. Eventually, I'd love to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,386
Posted By Jessie
Here's My Set-Up - Looking For Naptime Ideas

I have a pretty new program - I've just been running since early december with a 17 month old and my 11 month old daughter, with an 8 week old coming at the end of next month. I'm licensed for my...
Forum: Reggio / Waldorf / Forest Kindergarten / Granola / Natural - Learning Methods 12-23-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,591
Posted By Jessie
Thank you so much for these ideas! Love the...

Thank you so much for these ideas! Love the contact paper idea!

I think in my head I know that the basic life stuff (eating, sleeping, pooping) are all important curriculum components for the...
Forum: Reggio / Waldorf / Forest Kindergarten / Granola / Natural - Learning Methods 12-21-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,591
Posted By Jessie
Anyone Using Reggio? And Toddler Ideas?

My program is just getting started and I had planned to use a Reggio-Emilia inspired curriculum, as I did when I was teaching preschool years ago. Now my only enrolled child so far is 15 months,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,742
Posted By Jessie
Thanks for the tips! Our morning nap is/was...

Thanks for the tips! Our morning nap is/was around 9, usually goes until 10:30 or 11. Afternoon nap from about 1 to 3. I still need to make morning nap happen for my daughter, but it might be a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,742
Posted By Jessie
Just to clarify - not my own newborn! He'll be...

Just to clarify - not my own newborn! He'll be 8-10 weeks old when he starts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,742
Posted By Jessie
15 Month Old Dropping AM Nap - Rest Time?

Hi all -

I'm a new provider, with a 15 month old and my own 10 month old. I just started 2 weeks ago, and these two kids are enough for me right now! I've got a newborn coming in March, and I'm...
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