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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By hwichlaz
I'd request regular diapers. A pull up should...

I'd request regular diapers. A pull up should last at least through nap time more often than not, if a kid is ready. I usually require diapers until they are using the toilet regularly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,035
Posted By hwichlaz
I think playdough is only a food issue if you...

I think playdough is only a food issue if you have the kids help make it. It's not recognizable as a food once it's made.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,035
Posted By hwichlaz
So does store bought playdough. It's the same...

So does store bought playdough. It's the same recipe except the add alum to make it unpleasant to eat. However, alum is used to make pickles, so still edible.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 407
Posted By hwichlaz
Next time, just remove the shirt and hand it to...

Next time, just remove the shirt and hand it to mom to take with her.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By hwichlaz
nutregena baby sticks, one per kid no bug...

nutregena baby sticks, one per kid

no bug spray
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-15-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 523
Posted By hwichlaz
check with your local school districts. One of...

check with your local school districts. One of the districts local to me makes everything themselves, the other orders from Sysco.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By hwichlaz
It's okay to MAKE her stop physically by holding...

It's okay to MAKE her stop physically by holding on to her.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 552
Posted By hwichlaz
I love bumbos. They give babies another...

I love bumbos. They give babies another perspective and make awesome highchairs for wiggly skinny twins LOLOL.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 552
Posted By hwichlaz
But it doesn't swing, so it's not a swing right? ...

But it doesn't swing, so it's not a swing right? it's a rocker/recliner. I had one until it wore out. Not the self-rocking kind though. It was a great place for a little one that didn't yet have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By hwichlaz
I get that. With my little fair skinned redheaded...

I get that. With my little fair skinned redheaded crew though, that would result in bleeding rashes....thus neglect. It's a hard line to walk sometimes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By hwichlaz
sloppy poop? I'd sit on the floor with my...

sloppy poop?

I'd sit on the floor with my feet on her wrists and get it done before her bottom has bloody blisters on it from marinating.

Then I'd brainstorm with her parents to find a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By hwichlaz
once a parent is in charge of their child I don't...

once a parent is in charge of their child I don't care if they wash their own hands...I'd just sanitize the area when they were done.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By hwichlaz
Just do it. STart on a monday, by next monday...

Just do it. STart on a monday, by next monday it'll be fine.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By hwichlaz
I don't own a microwave because I don't believe...

I don't own a microwave because I don't believe in them. And i have no problem with kids eating cold food....they all eat cold food at school if they don't get hot lunch right?


But they mold,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By hwichlaz
Anything that says "keep out of the reach of...

Anything that says "keep out of the reach of children" must be out of reach.

If it says, "Contact Poison Control" then it must be behind a double action lock of some kind...so a key lock.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,184
Posted By hwichlaz
My daughter has a podiatrist. She says that...

My daughter has a podiatrist. She says that children should wear shoes as little as possible. That it strengthens ankles and arches to be barefoot. Unless it's my kid. She needs orthotics and has to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By hwichlaz
If I want it off paid I kinda have to....sorta. ...

If I want it off paid I kinda have to....sorta.

I'll specify if I'm taking a sick day, personal day, or vacation day.

If I'm contagious I'll let them know what to watch for.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 665
Posted By hwichlaz
I think the article is innacurate. It's more...

I think the article is innacurate. It's more likely that the benedryl made her too sleepy to wake herself up during an apnea episode, or too sleepy to adjust her position and prevent asphyxia
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,035
Posted By hwichlaz
No, we don't teach children to play with food....

No, we don't teach children to play with food. Grow food? yes. Prepare food? yes. Eat food? yes. Waste food by playing with it? NO
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By hwichlaz
Laminated sheets of paper between each mat. Or...

Laminated sheets of paper between each mat. Or cut up shower curtain etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By hwichlaz
It was just an example. A long plastic tub would...

It was just an example. A long plastic tub would work just as fine with pieces of plastic between each mat, maybe use lids from other tubs as the separators.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By hwichlaz
Getting people to comply is easy. Don't accept...

Getting people to comply is easy. Don't accept children into care without the items they need. It'll only happen once.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By hwichlaz
Here is a storage solution ...

Here is a storage solution

https://www.discountschoolsupply.com/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?product=26379&Category=

but it's expensive. The dividers look pretty thin though. Can you cut a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By hwichlaz
my 5 month old drink 3 oz every 2 hours or 4 oz...

my 5 month old drink 3 oz every 2 hours or 4 oz every 3 hours. Over the course of the 10 hours here she eats between 12 and 16 ounces. My FP is fine with me offering her less at a time because she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By hwichlaz
my fee is a daily fee....calcluated from pay day...

my fee is a daily fee....calcluated from pay day to pay day. So if a parent gets paid on the 1st every month their fee is my daily fee times the number of weekdays in that month. I prefer weekly or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By hwichlaz
my cats avoid the kids, the dogs love them...but...

my cats avoid the kids, the dogs love them...but the playroom is gated off so the kids really only interact through the gate or at pick up and drop off times.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 915
Posted By hwichlaz
I think most of the time they are actually...

I think most of the time they are actually talking to the child. We're supposed to talk to them as if they understand us and will answer. It's how they learn to interact appropriately. I got a very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 915
Posted By hwichlaz
"I'd appreciate it if you spoke to me...

"I'd appreciate it if you spoke to me directly."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 915
Posted By hwichlaz
no, if htey are truly asking the child...I'm not...

no, if htey are truly asking the child...I'm not part of the convo and it'd be rude to insert myself. If they are being passive aggressive and asking THROUGH the child I handle it differently.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,141
Posted By hwichlaz
Right, nothing that has documented risk can be...

Right, nothing that has documented risk can be forced on people. That's not okay in any shape or form. Since there is an entire agency dedicated to compensating people for vaccine damage, no one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,141
Posted By hwichlaz
We saw 4 before getting a diagnosis. We'd...

We saw 4 before getting a diagnosis. We'd recently changed insurance and had to change doctors. As a new patient appointments were 6 weeks out so we were going to urgent care, seeing a different Dr...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By hwichlaz
https://www.motherlove.com/blog/view/feeding-breas...

https://www.motherlove.com/blog/view/feeding-breastmilk-by-bottle-learn-paced-feeding-to-avoid-overfeeding-your-
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By hwichlaz
Breast milk is 1 to 1.5 ounces per hour no matter...

Breast milk is 1 to 1.5 ounces per hour no matter what the age as the composition of the milk changes as baby grows. I'd do as mom asks and give the 3 ounces, then fill in the gaps with the solids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,141
Posted By hwichlaz
I am aware of the claims. But if they are using...

I am aware of the claims. But if they are using vaccine status to diagnose, that's not going to be an accurate number. My daughter was in kindergarten and fully immunized.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,141
Posted By hwichlaz
my daughter caught measles while fully immunized....

my daughter caught measles while fully immunized. But it took an act of God to get a diagnosis....because they used her immunization status to rule the disease out. That's pretty standard. So I call...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By hwichlaz
Unless they are on a full liquid diet (formula or...

Unless they are on a full liquid diet (formula or breast milk) they go home. And if they ARE on a full liquid diet and I can't find a reason for the vomit (tummy time too soon after a really big...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By hwichlaz
I can't have a 3 year old in a crib here unless...

I can't have a 3 year old in a crib here unless they are dev delayed and it's the only safe option.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By hwichlaz
It only applies to child care.

It only applies to child care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 380
Posted By hwichlaz
Me too, except the one poor little guy that...

Me too, except the one poor little guy that doesn't have enough of anything to point south. He's really chubby and his parts are kind of hidden by his chub. When he sits down there is nothing for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 380
Posted By hwichlaz
not just the seat, EVERYONE must close the lid...

not just the seat, EVERYONE must close the lid before they flush.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By hwichlaz
Most ear infections are viral and go away by...

Most ear infections are viral and go away by themselves in 3 days. They are not contagious as ear infections, usually it's a cold virus. I don't exclude for colds.

I do exclude for the first 24...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By hwichlaz
No flavored water. Tea is flavored water. ...

No flavored water. Tea is flavored water.

It's stupid, I know. But it's the California Healthy Beverages Act of 2012
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By hwichlaz
Milk, Cereal, fruit Milk, hot cereal, fruit ...

Milk, Cereal, fruit
Milk, hot cereal, fruit
Milk, toast, fruit
Milk, bagel, fruit
Milk, pancake, fruit
Milk, egg, fruit
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-27-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,073
Posted By hwichlaz
You're responsible for what you signed, period. ...

You're responsible for what you signed, period.

However, it doesn't hurt to talk to her about it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By hwichlaz
California? Call your advocate.

California?

Call your advocate.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By hwichlaz
not allowed to serve tea here :P I allow...

not allowed to serve tea here :P

I allow them as long as they are the fruit pectin variety, and on a lollipop stick. I make them stay at the counter on a chair with them. So not actual cough...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2019, 04:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By hwichlaz
A lot of kids aren't ready until they are a year...

A lot of kids aren't ready until they are a year old. But yes, I've had OT and EI in for feeding therapy. One was a child with a g-tube. He had a stroke as a newborn and half of his body,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By hwichlaz
They have many servers. It could be that your...

They have many servers. It could be that your account is on a malfunctioning server. I bet they fix it by the end of the day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,121
Posted By hwichlaz
nor can you count juice now but water is...

nor can you count juice now

but water is healthy and free, juice is not
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,121
Posted By hwichlaz
I agree. It's the main cause of dental caries in...

I agree. It's the main cause of dental caries in young children...so it actually causes many children physical pain and harm.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By hwichlaz
March 1st is circled on mine....and the only one...

March 1st is circled on mine....and the only one that left early was the one I liked, but I had to term because of her poor attendance :P
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,121
Posted By hwichlaz
Why are you chosing to still include the juice? ...

Why are you chosing to still include the juice? Have you considered that it's being discouraged because it's unhealthy and is a treat not regular food?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,121
Posted By hwichlaz
once you put it in the blender, it counts as juice

once you put it in the blender, it counts as juice
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By hwichlaz
How's that not a time out? If you...

How's that not a time out?


If you hit, you sit. Otherwise I do what you do, redirect or have them fix the problem.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By hwichlaz
I'd close if anyone in the house had something as...

I'd close if anyone in the house had something as dangerous as the flu.

Most things though, I just quarantine my child in my bedroom and bathroom. She texts me from her ipad if she needs me....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,121
Posted By hwichlaz
I don't. You only need to serve two components,...

I don't. You only need to serve two components, fruit's not required. I only serve it with breakfast.

BUT, apples and cheese, crackers and fruit....just replace the juice with any fruit you'd...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-13-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By hwichlaz
After school program no EIN to give...

My daughter goes to the after school program because she'll put me over in ratio if she comes home after school.

The after school program doesn't have an EIN to give parents. But we do pay for...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-13-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By hwichlaz
I'm assuming that the one pointed to the 100%...

I'm assuming that the one pointed to the 100% daycare areas are 100% business, but the rest are T/S correct?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-13-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By hwichlaz
Kidkare Categories

I can't add my own expense categories in kidcare. Where do you suggest I put security equipment like cameras and their back up batteries and memory cards etc?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 823
Posted By hwichlaz
No baby food at all here, without a doctor's...

No baby food at all here, without a doctor's note. We do baby led weaning unless the child has special needs of some kind.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By hwichlaz
I've had expensive and cheap vacuums of many...

I've had expensive and cheap vacuums of many kinds. expensive work like new for 2 years, cheap work like new for 1 year. Still cheaper to buy a new cheap one every year....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,121
Posted By hwichlaz
https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files...

https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/cacfp/CACFP_childmealpattern.pdf


the current meal pattern
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,121
Posted By hwichlaz
I'm glad juice is going to be disallowed but I'll...

I'm glad juice is going to be disallowed but I'll be grumpy if I have to serve milk with snacks. I serve water most of the time right now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 546
Posted By hwichlaz
:hug: ...

:hug:

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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 546
Posted By hwichlaz
I just bumped 3 trouble makers and enrolled 3...

I just bumped 3 trouble makers and enrolled 3 infants. Do you have a link or a name for those flashcards????
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 198
Posted By hwichlaz
kidsdata.org grrrrr innacurate info

Warning about KidsData.org I was looking to see if their cost of child care chart was accurate. It's not, it's a lie. It lists the yearly cost of infant care in CENTERS in my county as over $12K a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By hwichlaz
mine had a blocked tearduct, but it was treated....

mine had a blocked tearduct, but it was treated. I was to use a warm compress first, then massage the duct, twice a day. If that didn't work they'd have reemed it out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 923
Posted By hwichlaz
So she was speaking to him without looking at...

So she was speaking to him without looking at him? Was her back turned to him? I call BS. You likely just didn't notice.

I think you're looking for a fight at this point. m
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-01-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By hwichlaz
I've been in your shoes with my ex husband. A...

I've been in your shoes with my ex husband. A road trip to get the generic pens is much cheaper than buying the name brand pens. Just putting that out there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 535
Posted By hwichlaz
When it's that cold outside, doesn't turning your...

When it's that cold outside, doesn't turning your heat down to 65 really make it a few degrees colder than that in your house?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 698
Posted By hwichlaz
I'm sorry DCM, I can't imagine I'd be able to...

I'm sorry DCM, I can't imagine I'd be able to keep them all quiet at nap time, but DD would love if DCG came to play with her after nap time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 923
Posted By hwichlaz
no, both are "health" I'm certain that while...

no, both are "health"

I'm certain that while she was asking your child those questions she was also looking at your child's eyes, skin tone, looking for signs of illness etc. It's all part of a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By hwichlaz
1230-300

1230-300
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 923
Posted By hwichlaz
She's probably doing as she's told, but doesn't...

She's probably doing as she's told, but doesn't know why herself.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 923
Posted By hwichlaz
There is no custom one way or the other. If I...

There is no custom one way or the other. If I suspected abuse I'd ask the child privately. But the morning health child needs to be done in front of the parent. ....otherwise how'd I send a sick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By hwichlaz
I'm sure she cares, but she can't do anything...

I'm sure she cares, but she can't do anything about it without looking like it's devious.

So he's driving the few blocks or walking with them? It's not illegal to drink and parent, but if he's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By hwichlaz
I do first names. Heck, they are written on the...

I do first names. Heck, they are written on the cubbies, lol.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,139
Posted By hwichlaz
My teachers have been great except the not...

My teachers have been great except the not wanting to pay in summer part. I just unenroll them and fill their spots.

Hate taking nurses kids, doctors are so bad. Nurses want a detailed chart...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By hwichlaz
I do it when kids put on a huge show for parents...

I do it when kids put on a huge show for parents at drop off, but are fine within seconds of mom leaving....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By hwichlaz
I was open 13 hours (sheriffs dept kids) until...

I was open 13 hours (sheriffs dept kids) until mid august, so this tax season my percentage might be lower, since I no longer have those kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By hwichlaz
you mean my time space? It's roughly 55-60%...

you mean my time space? It's roughly 55-60% depending on the year. I'm open 11 hours, plus clean up and prep, and I host CPR/First Aid classes and Association meetings.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By hwichlaz
But then it goes on to say that a home daycare...

But then it goes on to say that a home daycare doesn't count as a business.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By hwichlaz
A w-10 from the IRS website in pdf format with...

A w-10 from the IRS website in pdf format with the amount and my signture. I take a screen shot of it, and then send it to them as a picture in messenger or text with a read receipt.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By hwichlaz
I never start spoon feeding. Baby led weaning all...

I never start spoon feeding. Baby led weaning all of the way.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-15-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By hwichlaz
Brightwheel only keeps track of parent payments....

Brightwheel only keeps track of parent payments. It has zero accounting otherwise.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By hwichlaz
ignore the screams she'll learn that there...

ignore the screams

she'll learn that there are different rules at daycare, it should only take a few days
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 862
Posted By hwichlaz
They learn to write their names :) Otherwise,...

They learn to write their names :)
Otherwise, we make letters from playdough, make collages over alphabet templates etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By hwichlaz
hanging dividers between the coats. I'd juse use...

hanging dividers between the coats. I'd juse use cheap dollar tree garment bags...but rather than taking the time to put coats inside, just hang them between the garment bags
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By hwichlaz
If you're in California, that's a bit NO. You...

If you're in California, that's a bit NO. You need to be able to prove you can send home to a parent, not send home alone.

My dd's friends hang out, but their parents know that if they leave...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-08-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By hwichlaz
if not, pay the $8 and then print out all of your...

if not, pay the $8 and then print out all of your reports for the year...and kiss them goodbye for 2019
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By hwichlaz
What about a ramp of some kind and evac cribs?

What about a ramp of some kind and evac cribs?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-04-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By hwichlaz
yeah,don't be a creeper over his shoulder, just...

yeah,don't be a creeper over his shoulder, just proof read it when it's done
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-04-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By hwichlaz
I'm no way an expert, but I read that it's...

I'm no way an expert, but I read that it's because just living requires a phone these days. That you have to have one either way. Same reason you can't T/S your wardrobe. You can't live life naked,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By hwichlaz
Missouri Rates

I'm looking into moving. The market rate survey was ZERO help..since only one provider in the kansas city area even responded to it :(

What are rates like in KC, MO for a licensed small home?
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,146
Posted By hwichlaz
I charge more for infants, and I don't discount...

I charge more for infants, and I don't discount it when they age up, because parents lock in their first contract rate for the duration of care. I raise my rates every two years, by my second rate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,066
Posted By hwichlaz
I teach them to close the lid too. They don't...

I teach them to close the lid too. They don't always do it and i can't attend every potty visit. My toothbrushes get boiled regularly too. I find it helps shorten colds. The covers are ventilated,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,066
Posted By hwichlaz
It's gross to have them exposed to air in a...

It's gross to have them exposed to air in a toilet room. I have travel brushes with lids, in the drawer. My toothbrush isn't exposed to the air either.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 474
Posted By hwichlaz
I don't train them to be quiet. Children...

I don't train them to be quiet. Children shouldn't be trained to need quiet to sleep. So I train them so sleep through noise.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By hwichlaz
Urine is sterile, and if she's sanitizing the...

Urine is sterile, and if she's sanitizing the sink after it's not a health risk. But it's still very offputting, because it's waste.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By hwichlaz
If he's in a separate room and still waking up...

If he's in a separate room and still waking up others, I'd give the others a sound machine.
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