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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 74
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Posted By e.j.
When kids have said something like that to me,...

When kids have said something like that to me, I've explained why it's important they don't say it unless it's true. I've also let them know they should always tell their parents if an adult really...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-02-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 208
Posted By e.j.
I've often wondered how dcg is doing and if her...

I've often wondered how dcg is doing and if her mental and physical health has been damaged by her parents' food issues. Her father was as bad as her mother, if not worse. I remember one Mother's...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-01-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 208
Posted By e.j.
I had a dcm who was very controlling in regard to...

I had a dcm who was very controlling in regard to what/how much her baby ate. I didn't realize how much so until the day I fed her very hungry/very miserable baby an extra tablespoon of oatmeal. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By e.j.
Read what you wrote in your post. You are not...

Read what you wrote in your post. You are not "taking away her child care services" She gave them up when she refused to follow your policies. Please don't feel guilty about terming. Her child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By e.j.
I give each kid a photobook with pictures I've...

I give each kid a photobook with pictures I've taken from their first day at day care on. Usually, I'll also give them a book, pad of drawing paper and markers or crayons that I put in a tote bag...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By e.j.
Thank YOU! :) I've had a few kids over the years...

Thank YOU! :) I've had a few kids over the years who have surprised me. Some of the toughest kids are the ones I ended up loving the most!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6,211
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By e.j.
I hope you understand I was talking about the...

I hope you understand I was talking about the response I said I would be tempted to give her and not your actual response. :) I thought what you said to her was perfect and you're right....if she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6,211
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Posted By e.j.
lol I wouldn't have allowed her to enroll. Just...

lol I wouldn't have allowed her to enroll. Just would have let her know in a more professional, less snarky way, that it wouldn't work out.;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By e.j.
I don't have any helpful advice but wanted to...

I don't have any helpful advice but wanted to share that I had a little girl in my care who fit the description of your dcg almost to a "T" when she first started out with me. She was maybe a bit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6,211
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By e.j.
Wow! Is she looking for a new child care...

Wow! Is she looking for a new child care provider tonight?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6,211
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By e.j.
I don't think you're in the wrong either,...

I don't think you're in the wrong either, especially under the circumstances you've described. Parents who have never worked in this line of business often don't get it. While she's right that not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 373
Posted By e.j.
Can you at least get bottled water from the store...

Can you at least get bottled water from the store or have local stores run out of stock? Would an agency like the Red Cross be able to help with supplying drinking water to people in your area at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,474
Posted By e.j.
I agree with you! It doesn't make sense to me...

I agree with you! It doesn't make sense to me that on the one hand, they say we still need to follow all other covid protocols after getting the vaccine but now we don't have to quarantine if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 373
Posted By e.j.
I don't know how you get used to those kinds of...

I don't know how you get used to those kinds of temperatures!! OMG! We get down to just below 0 at times and that feels way too cold! I think somewhere around -10 windchills have been the worst...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 373
Posted By e.j.
I'm not in the south but we've been watching the...

I'm not in the south but we've been watching the huge chain reaction crashes on highways down south. So awful! Please be careful and definitely prepare as best you can.

Our area (central MA) is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By e.j.
Is this what you're looking for? ...

Is this what you're looking for? https://ocfs.ny.gov/forms/ocfs/OCFS-6041.pdf
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,474
Posted By e.j.
likethis This is the way I'm looking at it. ...

likethis This is the way I'm looking at it.

My sister got her second shot last week. She had a mild headache, mild fever (99F) with chills and sore arm. She said it lasted about 24 hours and she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 635
Posted By e.j.
I'm not very tech savvy so while #3 seems to make...

I'm not very tech savvy so while #3 seems to make the most sense to me, too, is there a downside to doing it this way?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 567
Posted By e.j.
I'm sorry for your loss, Michael.

I'm sorry for your loss, Michael.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 257,642
Posted By e.j.
That's the joy you're feeling at having dodged...

That's the joy you're feeling at having dodged that bullet! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By e.j.
Since you charge for snow days anyway, maybe it...

Since you charge for snow days anyway, maybe it would be easier for you just to make the call for parents. "I plan to be closed tomorrow because of the storm. Sorry for any inconvenience." If you...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-31-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By e.j.
I'm not sure about a breach of contract. The...

I'm not sure about a breach of contract. The others have made a good point when they say you were notified of the change in hours and continued to bring your child there. I also understand that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By e.j.
I'm not sure how a doctor would interpret an...

I'm not sure how a doctor would interpret an inconclusive test but I would interpret it as "not definitively negative". I would want to know for sure that the child is negative before allowing her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6,211
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 708,212
Posted By e.j.
lol They're predicting 8-14" in this area. I'm...

lol They're predicting 8-14" in this area. I'm with you on wanting to be in the garden but just the opposite when it comes to cold and snow. As much as I dislike the cold, I'd rather that than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 355,577
Posted By e.j.
I don't know either of you but just reading what...

I don't know either of you but just reading what you posted made me feel happier! lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6,211
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By e.j.
Some parents don't want to have to deal with the...

Some parents don't want to have to deal with the poopy diapers that result.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,474
Posted By e.j.
Josiegirl, thank you for posting this! The error...

Josiegirl, thank you for posting this! The error was mine. I re-read my sister's text after seeing your reply and realized I might have misinterpreted what she had said. I double checked with her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 355,577
Posted By e.j.
Right?!happyface

Right?!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By e.j.
If it were me, I'd let the other families know...

If it were me, I'd let the other families know what's going and then let them know what my plans are for the day care. In my case, I'd tell dc parents that I plan to clean and sanitize the day care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By e.j.
If I were in your position, I'd quit, too. You...

If I were in your position, I'd quit, too. You don't owe your neighbors anything other than maybe giving them enough notice to make other child care arrangements. Letting them know in Feb and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,474
Posted By e.j.
I haven't been able to get a vaccine yet but one...

I haven't been able to get a vaccine yet but one of my brothers, his wife and my sister did get theirs. My brother and sil had no side effects. My sister said her arm was a bit sore but no worse...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By e.j.
I'm so sorry you're having to deal with such a...

I'm so sorry you're having to deal with such a painful condition. I'm currently experiencing muscle spasms in my back from lifting my hefty dcb (7mo); he's adorable but it's like lifting a bag of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 6,351
Posted By e.j.
Not trying to change your mind or anyone else's;...

Not trying to change your mind or anyone else's; just respectfully putting my 2 cents in in response to what you wrote. Feel free to ignore what I have to say.:)

I'm concerned about possible side...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 6,351
Posted By e.j.
I'm so sorry you're going through this, Valerie. ...

I'm so sorry you're going through this, Valerie. I hope your fil pulls through and suffers no long term side effects. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 355,577
Posted By e.j.
That's great! They sound like keepers!:)

That's great! They sound like keepers!:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 6,351
Posted By e.j.
I could be wrong but I think it may have...

I could be wrong but I think it may have something to do with the fact that the vaccine is supposed to keep you from getting sick but they're not sure yet if it will keep vaccinated people from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 6,351
Posted By e.j.
True but her job has to be one of the toughest,...

True but her job has to be one of the toughest, especially under the current circumstances. I don't know how nurses, doctors, ambulance personnel and other medical workers do their jobs and manage...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 6,351
Posted By e.j.
That's got to be a huge relief for you - and even...

That's got to be a huge relief for you - and even more so when she gets the second shot! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 878
Posted By e.j.
Favorite Christmas Movie: A Christmas Story ...

Favorite Christmas Movie: A Christmas Story
Favorite Christmas Songs: "Mary Did You Know?" by Kathy Mattea, "Angels Among Us" by Alabama, "Oh, Holy Night" by Josh Groban, "Where Are You Christmas?"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By e.j.
I agree with Snowmom and Blackcat - do what works...

I agree with Snowmom and Blackcat - do what works best for you. That said, you say that 12/24-1/2 would have worked better for you as well as all but one of your dc families. Is there a reason you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 355,577
Posted By e.j.
I hope you enjoy your visit and that your sister...

I hope you enjoy your visit and that your sister gets the break she probably needs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By e.j.
I don't go by a specific amount of time but when...

I don't go by a specific amount of time but when I get tired of having it laying around, I either toss the stuff or use it. Someone left a full pack of unopened diapers. I kept those and use them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,955
Posted By e.j.
Yuck! My niece, who was enrolled in my dc, went...

Yuck! My niece, who was enrolled in my dc, went through a diaper-diving phase, too. I used to let her nap on my living room sofa until she smeared poop all over the back of it - the day after I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By e.j.
I'm excluding siblings, too, right now. I don't...

I'm excluding siblings, too, right now. I don't think you're being crazy. The case counts continue to rise and with some people being asymptomatic, it's hard to know if they have it or not without...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6,211
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 708,212
Posted By e.j.
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2020, 04:20 PM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By e.j.
I think they do when they're followed. We had a...

I think they do when they're followed. We had a very high number of cases in the spring and with mandated mask wearing and lockdowns, the rates of Covid did come down quite a bit over the summer. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By e.j.
I think a lot may depend on the state you live...

I think a lot may depend on the state you live in. In my state, I had to close when one of my dc kids tested positive because he had been in my care during the 2 days before he first started to show...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6,211
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Posted By e.j.
From what I see on the Johns Hopkins website...

From what I see on the Johns Hopkins website (https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/mortality), to date there have been 10,737,335 cases of Covid reported. There have been 244,332 deaths as a result of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6,211
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Posted By e.j.
Yes; I hope an effective and safe vaccine will...

Yes; I hope an effective and safe vaccine will come through soon. Things are looking good in that respect but it'll still be some time before it's ready and can then be distributed and administered...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6,211
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By e.j.
I'm sorry you're going through this. I hope you...

I'm sorry you're going through this. I hope you can stay safe.:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,883
Posted By e.j.
I know kids playing outside can get loud and...

I know kids playing outside can get loud and occasional crying is to be expected with a large group but encouraging the kids to howl as loudly as they can and blasting music is a whole other thing....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By e.j.
I use these for older kids:...

I use these for older kids:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2020, 08:09 PM
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Posted By e.j.
Yeah...this is why, when I have an appointment or...

Yeah...this is why, when I have an appointment or important plans that I can't be late for, I close an hour earlier than I really have to or I close for the entire day. I don't close early often but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By e.j.
What a cutie!! My dd's cat usually stays...

What a cutie!!

My dd's cat usually stays upstairs when day care kids are here. Once in awhile, he'll wander down during nap time to sniff the kids, roll on the floor next to them and then he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,399
Posted By e.j.
When I was pregnant for the first time and...

When I was pregnant for the first time and closing in on my due date, I asked several friends how I'd know when I was in true labor. Their answer was always, "Oh, don't worry; you'll know!" Sure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By e.j.
The name is cute and the logo is adorable. If...

The name is cute and the logo is adorable. If you like it, I'd say go with it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 257,642
Posted By e.j.
There's one bullet dodged! Phew!:lol:

There's one bullet dodged! Phew!:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 257,642
Posted By e.j.
That's called making lemonade out of lemons! :)

That's called making lemonade out of lemons! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By e.j.
Teachers are no different from other working...

Teachers are no different from other working parents as far as I'm concerned. If they want me to hold their spot for them, they need to pay for it. I always tell them if they want a guarantee that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,526
Posted By e.j.
That's so frustrating! The nurse covering my...

That's so frustrating! The nurse covering my town didn't get back to me until after the last day of quarantine (14 days later) and then told me I only had to close for 5 days - not the full 14. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,526
Posted By e.j.
I'm sorry you're going through this. Hopefully...

I'm sorry you're going through this. Hopefully you were able to get a reply from the DOH by now. Did DCM get her results back yet?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 927
Posted By e.j.
Oops!! I definitely misread that! :lol: I was...

Oops!! I definitely misread that! :lol: I was trying to read the comments and listen to something my husband was telling me at the same time. I've never been great at multitasking! :lol::o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 927
Posted By e.j.
I had just started to watch the news when I...

I had just started to watch the news when I posted so at least 5:45 here on the east coast. Footage was shown of him walking on his own from the helicopter to the medical center so it doesn't look...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 927
Posted By e.j.
One of Blackcat's dcd's tested positive for...

One of Blackcat's dcd's tested positive for Covid.

News is now reporting Trump has been taken to Walter Reed Medical Center "out of an abundance of caution".
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By e.j.
So true.

So true.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,526
Posted By e.j.
I'm sorry; I remember you saying this was one of...

I'm sorry; I remember you saying this was one of your greatest fears. I hope the fact that dcm does the drop off and pick ups will be enough to keep you and the others from getting the virus. I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By e.j.
Now that the first debate is over, the question...

Now that the first debate is over, the question becomes, "Will anyone be watching the next 2 debates?":rolleyes: If this is the best the US has to offer, we're in trouble.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By e.j.
I plan to watch it but I'm not sure how long I...

I plan to watch it but I'm not sure how long I can listen and watch without wanting to tear my hair out.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-25-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By e.j.
I did a quick Google search and found this:...

I did a quick Google search and found this: http://www.vacc.org/docs/laws/LAW-%20LPC%20Mandated%20Reporting%20.pdf Looks to me as though all child care providers are mandated reporters.

If I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By e.j.
Isn't that the truth?! lol

Isn't that the truth?! lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By e.j.
I tell parents that the dynamics can be very...

I tell parents that the dynamics can be very different at home and at day care. Until I'm comfortable that the child is fully potty trained at day care, he/she will have to wear either diapers or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By e.j.
In my state, the guidelines are that if the child...

In my state, the guidelines are that if the child is Covid-19 positive or symptomatic and presumed to have it,
the child may not return to day care until he has been evaluated/tested by a health...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By e.j.
I've always loved the Gyo Fujikawa books for...

I've always loved the Gyo Fujikawa books for their illustrations. Eric Carle board books are great. The books that are most popular here with the youngest kids are the books with photographs of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By e.j.
If I think the kids are truly ready and I just...

If I think the kids are truly ready and I just want to make sure for a week or two before switching to underwear, I might ask the parents if they've considered switching to Pull Ups. I've never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By e.j.
likethis I feel the same way. I don't like...

likethis I feel the same way. I don't like using Pull Ups until the child is in the home stretch of potty training - when they're just about fully trained but the risk of an accident is still there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,467
Posted By e.j.
No - at least not until the sick child is tested...

No - at least not until the sick child is tested and found to be negative for COVID. Since you don't know yet if the sick child has COVID or not, the assumption has to be that he is positive and that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,526
Posted By e.j.
I may be jaded after doing day care for as long...

I may be jaded after doing day care for as long as I have been doing it but I would require a note from the doctor stating he was tested and the results were negative.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,526
Posted By e.j.
No - at least not until the sick child is tested...

No - at least not until the sick child is tested and found to be negative for COVID. Since you don't know yet if the sick child has COVID or not, the assumption has to be that he is positive and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By e.j.
I'm so sorry! How sad for all involved. :hug: ...

I'm so sorry! How sad for all involved. :hug:

I wouldn't say anything to the other families without first checking with the parents of the baby to ask how/if they wanted me to handle it. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By e.j.
It's ok to put your own health and wellbeing...

It's ok to put your own health and wellbeing first. Your coworkers are old enough (I assume) to care for themselves. If they are mistreated, overworked and suffering, they have the option to follow...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-17-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By e.j.
I agree with everything CH said; she's definitely...

I agree with everything CH said; she's definitely not wrong about child care providers being unappreciated and underpaid.

As far as your question, "Should I stay?"... I would say, "Only if you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,526
Posted By e.j.
I think it's going to be quite a while before we...

I think it's going to be quite a while before we can treat this virus like the flu and before protocol can change. I'm ok with closing when I need to but I am concerned that it may become financially...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2020, 05:29 PM
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Posted By e.j.
I agree! The situation we have here began with...

I agree! The situation we have here began with one child who developed a fever and cough during the night. That child was called out sick the next day and subsequently was tested. The results were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,526
Posted By e.j.
Hopefully, her older child will be ok and your dc...

Hopefully, her older child will be ok and your dc child will test negative. How are YOU feeling about the news?

I know in our case, the board of health nurse only wanted the names of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,377
Posted By e.j.
I'm so sorry. I think one of the worst things...

I'm so sorry. I think one of the worst things about this virus is the number of people having to die alone because it's unsafe for family or friends to say their goodbyes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2020, 11:26 AM
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Views: 2,377
Posted By e.j.
Exactly! I'm relieved to hear your dd has...

Exactly!

I'm relieved to hear your dd has tested negative each time - and that she's getting some bonding time with her rescue cats. (My dd has 2 rescue cats as well. One is a tuxedo cat who is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,377
Posted By e.j.
likethis Err on the side of caution. It doesn't...

likethis Err on the side of caution. It doesn't kill me to wear a mask or socially distance. Not doing it could kill me or someone I love. It's an easy choice for me.


I'm with you! lol ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,377
Posted By e.j.
I guess maybe I'm a fuddy-duddy, too, then. ...

I guess maybe I'm a fuddy-duddy, too, then.
When I reopened my day care, one of my dcds told me, "A few years from now, we're going to be looking back and shaking our heads saying, "We could have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,377
Posted By e.j.
lovethis I wish more people thought the same.

lovethis
I wish more people thought the same.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,377
Posted By e.j.
Thanks; we can use them! :) How's your dd...

Thanks; we can use them! :)
How's your dd doing? Unless I'm mistaken, I thought you had said she's a nurse working in a COVID unit - or is my memory off?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,377
Posted By e.j.
Thanks, everyone. I'm not freaking out yet since...

Thanks, everyone. I'm not freaking out yet since I have no symptoms and my own family members haven't developed any so far. It is a concern for us, though. The guys are doing ok with it but my dd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,377
Posted By e.j.
Thanks, Annalee. I'm praying no one else here...

Thanks, Annalee. I'm praying no one else here gets it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,377
Posted By e.j.
Just had a day care parent call me today saying...

Just had a day care parent call me today saying her child tested positive. He's got a mild case - just cough and some congestion for now. Also got a call from the board of health telling me I need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By e.j.
What an amazing view!

What an amazing view!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By e.j.
Wow! That had to be scary to see such a big fire...

Wow! That had to be scary to see such a big fire so close to your home. I believe in miracles. I'm so glad you were granted one last night!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By e.j.
Per EEC, parents are required to complete an...

Per EEC, parents are required to complete an "attestation" form stating their child doesn't have the typical symptoms of COVID, hasn't been given fever reducing meds and hasn't been exposed to anyone...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-29-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,725
Posted By e.j.
Have you tried The Greek Gods Greek yogurt? I've...

Have you tried The Greek Gods Greek yogurt? I've tried several other Greek yogurts and can't stand the sour taste. Their container says, "All taste No tang" and it's true. GG yogurt doesn't have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6,211
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 708,212
Posted By e.j.
I've had the same problem with Elmer's only use...

I've had the same problem with Elmer's only use it rarely when we're making a paper craft. I usually use a glue stick or tacky glue. That stuff works great!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6,211
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 708,212
Posted By e.j.
...not to mention rude and totally unacceptable. ...

...not to mention rude and totally unacceptable. I don't term often but that dcd's response would earn him a termination letter. Wow! I love that you stood up to him and sent him home, though -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,296
Posted By e.j.
Would it help if enough providers in your state...

Would it help if enough providers in your state gave feedback to your state's EEC commissioner? EEC here came up with new regs in response to the COVID threat but some of the regs weren't realistic...
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