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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By Snowmom
^ Yes! Give it a few weeks for him to adapt to...

^ Yes!
Give it a few weeks for him to adapt to the new environment and develop trust.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5,608
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Snowmom
Nice! :Sunny: I kind of wish I hadn't done my...

Nice! :Sunny:
I kind of wish I hadn't done my newsletter/calendar yet so I could too!
I'm going to have to make a note of that for next year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5,608
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Snowmom
First day back after a long weekend is torture. ...

First day back after a long weekend is torture.

Good Friday is eons away. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Snowmom
^ Yes! For the safety of all children...

^ Yes!

For the safety of all children enrolled, please remember that drop off and pick up should be brief, allowing for just enough time for a cheerful goodbye kiss and gather your belongings. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By Snowmom
Same. I have my own supply and different...

Same.

I have my own supply and different brands. I hate the back-forth of bottles. If a mom brings milk in, I'd prefer it in a bag to go in the freezer but if it comes in a container, I'd rinse it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 930
Posted By Snowmom
In my experience, the first 3 years are the...

In my experience, the first 3 years are the hardest.
I think it's because we, as providers, go into this business with the mindset that people are generally good and do what's best for their child,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By Snowmom
I am strict on my illness policy, so if a child...

I am strict on my illness policy, so if a child has a frequent or producing cough, they stay home.
However, yes, I also use face masks for children who can not or will not cover their mouth with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By Snowmom
If you are looking to get an actual dollar amount...

If you are looking to get an actual dollar amount for an idea, it's going to depend on your location and the demand for childcare in your area. Your local associations, licensing agents and state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 762
Posted By Snowmom
"4.5 year old being carried in" Ah hell naw....

"4.5 year old being carried in"

Ah hell naw.

That's all I had to read. Just nope.
Let's promote those self-help skills mom. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By Snowmom
Along with what everyone else said: They wanted...

Along with what everyone else said:
They wanted you to quit for unemployment purposes. If you wouldn't have quit, they would have let you go.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By Snowmom
"I'm sorry to hear that and hope Joey feels...

"I'm sorry to hear that and hope Joey feels better soon. Please remember that payment is still due on Monday mornings. I can send you some online options that may be easier for you so you don't need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Snowmom
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By Snowmom
I write up an addendum on my letterhead. The...

I write up an addendum on my letterhead.
The last one started like this:

Daycare Name

Family Account:
Enrolled Child:
Current Contract Type: Full Time
Current Rate:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Snowmom
I'm not really sure what these services are but...

I'm not really sure what these services are but I'm curious as to why they can't be done at home.

I'm not a big fan of hosting services at my location. I usually tell parents that these types of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,425
Posted By Snowmom
:lol: OMG, the visual I'm getting is stunning.

:lol:
OMG, the visual I'm getting is stunning.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By Snowmom
I have a list of contagious illnesses where I DO...

I have a list of contagious illnesses where I DO exclude if siblings are diagnosed with any of them.

Influenza is on that list.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By Snowmom
You just need 2 separate food components for AM...

You just need 2 separate food components for AM or PM snack.

I typically stick to a veggie and grain for two reasons. I know the grain will always be eaten (avoids the "my kid is STARVING every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By Snowmom
Same but by $18/week. Christmas break is paid at...

Same but by $18/week. Christmas break is paid at regular rate. Spring break can be taken at half rate.
Plus, they repay their enrollment fee (deposit) every Fall since it's forfeited in June.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By Snowmom
I was just going over this in my head a few days...

I was just going over this in my head a few days ago.
We've had so many instances of cars hitting kids that get off the bus lately. Once child died another was ok but bad injuries.
I asked myself...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,425
Posted By Snowmom
happyfacehappyface Every word is true in my...

happyfacehappyface
Every word is true in my eyes!
;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Snowmom
I wouldn't think street parking would be illegal...

I wouldn't think street parking would be illegal during the winter unless it was overnight parking.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By Snowmom
Congrats! Yes, it's always best to wait for a...

Congrats!
Yes, it's always best to wait for a Friday when giving them a notice period.
I'd hand them a written letter as they leave and say "I will need this signed and returned on Monday".
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By Snowmom
I agree. There is no way I'd expect her to...

I agree.

There is no way I'd expect her to abide by ANY policies during the term period. It's best just to cut ties and not have a domino effect going forward.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 465
Posted By Snowmom
You would need a special diet statement signed by...

You would need a special diet statement signed by a DR for almond milk. Mine looks like this: https://www.providerschoice.com/pdfs/DIET_STATEMENT.pdf
You can do Lactaid without a statement. Many of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By Snowmom
Eeks no, I never ever ever touch a car seat....

Eeks no, I never ever ever touch a car seat. That's a huge liability. That's a parental job to secure (and unsecure) their child in their car. I also don't allow them inside for the same reason.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 478
Posted By Snowmom
I'm so very sorry. :hug: I guess I would...

I'm so very sorry. :hug:

I guess I would approach it honestly.
What comforts you in this time? If it's knowing he's not in pain anymore, I would say that. If it's being with God now, I would say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By Snowmom
Just throwing this idea out there... Mom &...

Just throwing this idea out there...

Mom & Dad:
We've now completed our initial trial period. While I do feel baby is adjusting well to the routine and environment, I would like to touch on a few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By Snowmom
A lot of things families do bother me. I have a...

A lot of things families do bother me. I have a hard time concealing my disdain lately, so I probably would have said something along the lines of "is that a problem for you?". Because honestly, I'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By Snowmom
I am open MLK day. Although, next year, I...

I am open MLK day.

Although, next year, I will be changing that since it's pretty typical that all schools now close that day in my area. I'd rather spend the day with my own school age kids, so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5,608
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 607,933
Posted By Snowmom
5 minutes before pick up, I think you should...

5 minutes before pick up, I think you should change her back into her underwear.
Tell mom: "She went through 6 diapers today but she knew you were coming to pick her up and she told me mom said she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By Snowmom
What I personally would do is let them go....

What I personally would do is let them go. Sometimes kids just don't adjust, no matter what techniques we use or how much time goes by. It's usually best to phrase this as "best for the child's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Snowmom
Why is this a FORMER client? Personally, if...

Why is this a FORMER client?

Personally, if someone leaves my daycare, I don't take them back. UNLESS the child they had aged out and a new one comes in.

I guess looking at your situation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Snowmom
likethis In a room full of 12 kids 5yrs and...

likethis
In a room full of 12 kids 5yrs and under, including one or two usually crying or screaming... I think it should be expected! :lol:

I would have just laughed and said "yea, my mom voice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Snowmom
Personally, I'm very, very strict with my illness...

Personally, I'm very, very strict with my illness policy.

I am that way because I have gotten deathly ill from sick children being brought to daycare. No joke- I was hospitalized for nearly two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Snowmom
How long have you had him? I've had several...

How long have you had him?

I've had several new enrollees act this way.
Only 1 never adapted to the daycare nap expectations. It usually takes 2-3 weeks (of FT enrollment!) to fall into routine....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By Snowmom
I know you said they'll be leaving soon, so...

I know you said they'll be leaving soon, so you're not too concerned with it. And yes, it is an odd generation now that lets kids do what they want, when they want with no consequences.

The only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Snowmom
I've never had foster kids enrolled so I'm...

I've never had foster kids enrolled so I'm curious, what is this post referring to?
Does the state check in on their childcare provider?
Or is this a parent needing to pick up to bring to an...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-03-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By Snowmom
New Roof & Insurance

We recently had hail damage and replaced the roof and gutters.
Insurance covered everything except obviously the $2000 insurance deductible.

Should anything that insurance covered (or the paid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5,608
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 607,933
Posted By Snowmom
Influenza outbreak in our schools (literally over...

Influenza outbreak in our schools (literally over 40% of the school pop).

Confirmed Influenza case in my daycare. 2 other kids out with likely symptoms too. Informed all families last night of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By Snowmom
Nearly the same thing happened to me a few years...

Nearly the same thing happened to me a few years back.

Kid had a bad case of impetigo on his whole body and Dad tried dropping off the kid, who was screaming in pain.
I said no, Dad got irate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Snowmom
I have "one drop off and pick up per day, per...

I have "one drop off and pick up per day, per family".
I also have an 8:45 cut off time for drop offs.

I am not interested in making a family's life easier... I'm interested in running a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,044
Posted By Snowmom
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: ...

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
Truer words have never been spoken.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By Snowmom
Too bad, so sad. Kidding. Kind of. ...

Too bad, so sad.

Kidding. Kind of.
Honestly, I really don't care if they are upset. The policy is there to protect everyone. I just did it today actually. Child had a nasty cough and 100.4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5,608
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 607,933
Posted By Snowmom
Baffles the mind! So true. I wised...

Baffles the mind!



So true.
I wised up and put in a clause a few years ago: Any notice given between October 1st-December 31st will need to pay for the Christmas break before their enrollment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5,608
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Snowmom
Figures.:( I always get families giving...

Figures.:(

I always get families giving their notice this time of year and daycare hop to the next one after New Years to try and get out of paying for Christmas/New Years.
Happens every year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 960
Posted By Snowmom
I hear you. I'm closed/paid every year from...

I hear you.
I'm closed/paid every year from 12/24-1/1.
I didn't officially close Monday 12/23 this year but I should have because I know I'll have at least one family here. The one that lives two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 554
Posted By Snowmom
Then they need to invest in another one. As...

Then they need to invest in another one.

As well as make sure their emergency contacts have proper equipment.

I once had a mom go OFF on me because she thought I should be supplying their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Snowmom
https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Public/DHS-...

https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Public/DHS-3826-ENG

Page 36 starts to explain the background study revision.

I'm still not 100% clear on my understanding of it either. Our county told us...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 554
Posted By Snowmom
Is the parent going to the car with the younger...

Is the parent going to the car with the younger sibling or is this happening while both kids are present?

Personally, I make it clear that as soon as the parent arrives, they are now the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Snowmom
No, I wouldn't. I don't administer any meds....

No, I wouldn't.
I don't administer any meds. It's a huge liability for a non-custodial caregiver. If they need meds, they stay home.

Pink eye is also an automatic exclusion here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 34,475
Posted By Snowmom
Oh, the irony. :lol: :rolleyes:

Oh, the irony.

:lol:


:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5,608
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 607,933
Posted By Snowmom
lovethis I heard it's pretty heavy up...

lovethis

I heard it's pretty heavy up north. We started out the day with freezing rain. It just started snowing here about an hour ago and we already have a good 1-2 inches.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5,608
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 607,933
Posted By Snowmom
Oh hell no. If my policies are "crap", then...

Oh hell no.
If my policies are "crap", then they can take their little entitled arse right back out the door.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By Snowmom
Good luck! Maybe things will go smoothly now...

Good luck!
Maybe things will go smoothly now that you've got the mindset that "it's really happening this time".
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By Snowmom
I don't think it's unprofessional to have a...

I don't think it's unprofessional to have a one-one conversation with her telling her your big news.
Just ask her to keep it confidential until you make your formal announcement in a few weeks.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By Snowmom
That's definitely your "why". It has nothing...

That's definitely your "why".

It has nothing to do with you and everything to do with mom.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,245
Posted By Snowmom
They are fighting you to eliminate nap? Just...

They are fighting you to eliminate nap?

Just keep saying "I do not provide a nap-free environment."

I really don't care what their argument is. It's not a service I provide. If they want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Snowmom
15 years ago, I worked as a leasing agent for an...

15 years ago, I worked as a leasing agent for an apartment complex. We did this (left the ID of the person getting a tour in our locked office when we left). It was because if something happened to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By Snowmom
Pretty sure I'd comment on that Facebook post:...

Pretty sure I'd comment on that Facebook post: how's the allergies?

Then I'd text her not to bother returning.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5,608
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 607,933
Posted By Snowmom
Wow. What the heck is BabyWise and why is...

Wow.
What the heck is BabyWise and why is telling parents to sleep deprive their infants?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By Snowmom
Unless you're doing a complete overhaul and...

Unless you're doing a complete overhaul and changing your style of learning, I would keep it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5,608
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 607,933
Posted By Snowmom
A set of siblings put notice in Wednesday...

A set of siblings put notice in Wednesday (expected w/3rd on the way) and another child today.

It's always the holidays. :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,079
Posted By Snowmom
They're getting desperate with all the negative...

They're getting desperate with all the negative press. :lol:
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-12-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By Snowmom
Are there multiple staff members involved in the...

Are there multiple staff members involved in the care of your child? I'm an in-home provider, not a center, so I can only give an outside persepective, but I imagine center employees just don't have...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-08-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 168,886
Posted By Snowmom
If it doesn't work for you, then find a different...

If it doesn't work for you, then find a different daycare that aligns with what you want.
No, there's no law that tells a business owner what holidays they can and can not be paid for. :rolleyes:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By Snowmom
He physically touched you? Has been verbally...

He physically touched you? Has been verbally abusive?

If it were me:
#1 I'd have the police on speed dial and ready to go in my hand.
#2 I'd call my licensor with a heads up.
#3 Have your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By Snowmom
Same No way I have enough room in my...

Same


No way I have enough room in my fridge for several milk choices. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 939
Posted By Snowmom
"I don't like it here".... Me: "That's too...

"I don't like it here"....

Me:
"That's too bad" and I'm off to start a fun activity. He can join or don't. I'm not going to stress about his choice.

"Me neither" with an over exaggerated lip...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,080
Posted By Snowmom
By doing all the parental duties so the parent...

By doing all the parental duties so the parent doesn't have to?
By refusing to contaminate our home and childcare environment in feces and urine?
By not supporting a parent's unreasonable demands?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By Snowmom
I'm just going to leave this right here. ...

I'm just going to leave this right here.
https://kstp.com/news/big-lake-chief-police-says-resident-wrongfully-shamed-after-facebook-post/5533608/

It's never a good idea to jump to conclusions...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 968
Posted By Snowmom
I mentioned I'm also MN (just as the OP). 8...

I mentioned I'm also MN (just as the OP).
8 miles would add maybe 15-30 minutes in the cities during rush hour. Our city area has multiple highway systems that are all easily accessible and really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 968
Posted By Snowmom
I agree on every point. Part of me says...

I agree on every point.
Part of me says though: the location is as much a part of the services as the provider themselves- so yes, I would have refunded as well. BUT, 8 miles? 8 miles?
Also being...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-31-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,014
Posted By Snowmom
I have a feeling your child's formal school years...

I have a feeling your child's formal school years are going to be interesting.

When you enroll your child in any program, there are rules you need to follow OR find a different program that more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By Snowmom
O.M.G. There's a first for everything.

O.M.G.

There's a first for everything.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By Snowmom
:lol:likethis

:lol:likethis
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-30-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 28,869
Posted By Snowmom
I hope you told them where they could shove it...

I hope you told them where they could shove it before you left. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By Snowmom
I just copy/paste to each family. I would think...

I just copy/paste to each family.
I would think there would be spam issues with creating an app like that.

Maybe look at Brightwheel? I know you can do lots of of communicating through that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By Snowmom
**LIABILITY** ^ That's me screaming there. ...

**LIABILITY**

^ That's me screaming there.

This is the perfect example of why every child should be coming into daycare walking freely and of their own volition.
Awake, prepared for the day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By Snowmom
I have not. But I wouldn't hesitate doing so. ...

I have not.
But I wouldn't hesitate doing so.
Violence is not tolerated towards me or others. Any child who hits another child with malice is on immediate probation. Any child who thought they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By Snowmom
I am constantly on the mouthers here. They...

I am constantly on the mouthers here.
They only get to play with certain toys and I keep that area just for them. I have a large space though, so this is easy for me to do. They are told they only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 949
Posted By Snowmom
Yes, all did. Years ago when I implemented...

Yes, all did.

Years ago when I implemented the tiered rate structure, I had a mom who tried arguing with me about it. The issue was she could pick up at the earlier rate/time a couple days a week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 755
Posted By Snowmom
"After having a moment to consider the...

"After having a moment to consider the consequences of letting dcb arrive today, it is in the best interest of the group as a whole to stick to my illness policy and health department...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 949
Posted By Snowmom
???? I'm in it for me 100%. Otherwise, I...

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I'm in it for me 100%.
Otherwise, I wouldn't be doing this. It's a job. A business. If it's not treated as such, then it's purpose has no use to me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By Snowmom
I texted it, so I didn't get to see the reaction...

I texted it, so I didn't get to see the reaction in person. If it ever happens again, I will definitely do it in person, because I think it'd be funny.
She just responded "ok". Never mentioned it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By Snowmom
I'm paid for all holidays and the Christmas Break...

I'm paid for all holidays and the Christmas Break (12/24-1/1).
Time off beyond that is unpaid (but worked into my rates).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By Snowmom
Funny story. I had one mom last year that...

Funny story.

I had one mom last year that tried to have this discussion with me. Even after referring her to my handbook, which specifically states "every child enrolled rests at nap time. Do not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By Snowmom
By stating "we", I am assuming you are a center...

By stating "we", I am assuming you are a center based childcare, not in-home provider?

I think center based has different parental expectations than a family/in-home business. The higher price and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,080
Posted By Snowmom
Agree! One. I control the environment here....

Agree! One.

I control the environment here. Parents DO NOT GET A SAY in my policies. Ever. The child has not demonstrated they are ready (by the lack of readiness signs), so they are not ready in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 949
Posted By Snowmom
I don't discuss anyone else's rate or timeframe,...

I don't discuss anyone else's rate or timeframe, that's confidential information and everyone's contract is unique. Ultimately, that's what I'd say if someone inquired.

I ask what timeframe THEY...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By Snowmom
I don't take infants very often for several...

I don't take infants very often for several reasons. But they are in high demand here- usually a year to find one available.

The typical procedure here: Enrollment fee due up front and weekly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By Snowmom
I won't touch another family's carseat for...

I won't touch another family's carseat for liability reasons.

I also don't allow them inside or outside my home for both sanitary and liability reasons.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By Snowmom
To be clear: I did not intend for the OP to TELL...

To be clear: I did not intend for the OP to TELL the family how they should handle meds at home... That was an EXAMPLE of how medicines that need to be administered multiple times a day can be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 990
Posted By Snowmom
Lol. I stopped shopping at Target after they...

Lol. I stopped shopping at Target after they remodeled.
So, I guess it does happen. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 990
Posted By Snowmom
I have the perfect solution: get rid of this...

I have the perfect solution: get rid of this family.

She (and her kids) sounds disrespectful. Why deal with that?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By Snowmom
I don't administer any meds beyond life saving...

I don't administer any meds beyond life saving measures (epi pens, asthma meds, etc- all conditions must have documentation).
Administering meds is a liability. One liability that should be on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Snowmom
I think it sounded professional. I made a...

I think it sounded professional.

I made a clause last year that states: I do not allow late arrivals for Dr visits of any kind. Please schedule vaccinations on days you will be able to monitor for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By Snowmom
We had installed one in our previous home. It...

We had installed one in our previous home.
It was an all in one storm door with attached doggie door. We got it at Home Depot and it was fairly inexpensive for an entire door.

It's still a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 974
Posted By Snowmom
This is the first year I remembered to schedule...

This is the first year I remembered to schedule November 1st off. I'm so glad I did! The Halloween hangover is a beast.

I am open Halloween. Since all my families are gone at 4:30, it's never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By Snowmom
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lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By Snowmom
I have a late fee slip and usually hand it over...

I have a late fee slip and usually hand it over the next morning. On the slip, it says "as outlined in your contract, late fees apply X and will be immediately charged to your account. Repeated...
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