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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By Josiegirl
I agree 100% but many(most??) parents don't...

I agree 100% but many(most??) parents don't understand that concept.
Infant care has to be planned as soon as parents know they're expecting, at least in my area. And they consider themselves very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2019, 02:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By Josiegirl
I feel paying to hold the spot when it becomes...

I feel paying to hold the spot when it becomes available is becoming standard procedure these days. CC is difficult to find and unfortunately, if parents need that spot, they need to pay for it. It's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2019, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Josiegirl
One of my former dcms opened her dc before I...

One of my former dcms opened her dc before I closed. Every time she thought she was done, she found out she had more to do. :rolleyes: Plus lots of trainings before she could open. Add to that all...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 10-16-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 48
Posted By Josiegirl
Oops it's "Educated"

Oops it's "Educated"
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 10-16-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 48
Posted By Josiegirl
Education

Has anyone read Education by Tara Westover?
It's been on the NYT Best seller list. I'm 1/2 done with it and recommend it. So far it's been really good and truly enlightening in many ways.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,662
Posted By Josiegirl
I would've said uhuh. Way to dash a little girl's...

I would've said uhuh. Way to dash a little girl's hopeful plans of a mommy/daughter special day. :mad: THIS type of thing shows you just how selfish some parents can be. :confused::(
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-15-2019, 02:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By Josiegirl
The poor little thing is only 3 mo! My reaction...

The poor little thing is only 3 mo! My reaction would be to hold and cuddle all day long. :o But knowing it's not possible, maybe you could supply a sleepsack for them to try? Some babies do really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2019, 02:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By Josiegirl
I second Care Course! Warning: they aren't cheap...

I second Care Course! Warning: they aren't cheap or free but you can get a lot of hours through 1 course online and complete at your leisure or as quickly as you want. IIRC, I used to order a course...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By Josiegirl
Yes, unfortunately it does happen. And parents...

Yes, unfortunately it does happen. And parents know that. But when it comes to their child, they tend to react a bit more dramatically than simply a tongue-clucking when it's other kids.
My brother...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 02:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Josiegirl
As much as we'd like the parent to step in and...

As much as we'd like the parent to step in and teach/change their child's behavior, I feel it's completely our responsibility to deal with it while in our care. Parents aren't always on the same page...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Josiegirl
People Still Haven't Learned??

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/health-news/dad-warns-of-infants-sleeping-in-car-seats-after-son-dies-at-day-care/ar-AAIAFqk?li=BBnba9O&ocid=SK2ADHP

So sad :( :( AND preventable!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,662
Posted By Josiegirl
BTW, blueberry pancakes??? I'm there. :) ...

BTW, blueberry pancakes??? I'm there. :)

Parents just don't get it. :rolleyes:
While I can empathize with a parent not wanting to leave their child during a screamfest, if they could only realize...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 308,976
Posted By Josiegirl
Giving your environment(as well as YOU) a little...

Giving your environment(as well as YOU) a little shake up is always good for renewing your enthusiasm!! It's so easy to get into a rut, in any job really, but with dc being so draining, thankless and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By Josiegirl
I was just wondering if you've made a call and if...

I was just wondering if you've made a call and if anything has happened?

Good luck with it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By Josiegirl
Ugh, fleas love to come in uninvited, especially...

Ugh, fleas love to come in uninvited, especially this time of year.:( I think, if you feel comfortable enough asking dcm about it, then I definitely would. I remember I had a family with 3 kids and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By Josiegirl
I love babies! Especially if they don't scream,...

I love babies! Especially if they don't scream, and do sleep well. :ouch:

Good luck to all of you in hopes your babies turn around soon and fit smoothly in your environment!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 537
Posted By Josiegirl
I, too, believe you're at fault but the school...

I, too, believe you're at fault but the school definitely needs a different system in place to avoid those specific things from happening. Maybe have a talk with the director and ask for support in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 02:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By Josiegirl
I'd definitely report it and leave it in CPS...

I'd definitely report it and leave it in CPS hands. It seems like a very detailed replayed scenario to me, bordering dangerously on a suspicious situation. Is she still being diapered; do you observe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,143
Posted By Josiegirl
My pet peeve used to be when kids would interrupt...

My pet peeve used to be when kids would interrupt when someone was already talking. I'd remind them to wait their turn but many times parents would stop our conversation to listen to them.:rolleyes:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By Josiegirl
I used to feel terribly guilty.:( I always gave...

I used to feel terribly guilty.:( I always gave them a lot of notice and tried to group appointments all on one day or make the appt. for the end of the day so I only needed to close an hour early....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 308,976
Posted By Josiegirl
[QUOTE=Cat Herder;708620]: "BS.......if you...

[QUOTE=Cat Herder;708620]:

"BS.......if you decide to have to kids, take care of them...society is not obligated to redistribute their income to you for your choices..who taught you to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By Josiegirl
I actually like them all but chose Gingerbread...

I actually like them all but chose Gingerbread because it conjures up images of warmth, childhood, family, good times. And there are so many ways to go with the name, as far as using a theme for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By Josiegirl
I agree rates will vary depending on your area....

I agree rates will vary depending on your area. When I closed I was charging 135 a week, open from 7-5. I charged based upon enrollment not attendance and did not accept PT. My insurance company...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By Josiegirl
German Shepherds were one of those dogs that went...

German Shepherds were one of those dogs that went through a 'very scary dog' phase like dobermans, rotties, and pits. :rolleyes: Sad because I've seen so many sweet and wonderful German Shepherds,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By Josiegirl
I think if you hadn't let her meet the family,...

I think if you hadn't let her meet the family, they would've thought of that as a red flag. If they know dogs at all, they wouldn't have been surprised about the excitable peeing greeting. Lol Brings...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By Josiegirl
I never adjusted the rates for preschool, or...

I never adjusted the rates for preschool, or school at all. As others have mentioned, I had 6 slots; they either paid for them or didn't. There was 1 dcm who had 2 dds here, she gladly paid 2 FT...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-10-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Josiegirl
That is a hard one. :( I agree to go with your...

That is a hard one. :( I agree to go with your gut instincts. Parents have a way of knowing. I'd also suggest arriving at unexpected times to pick up your ds to see how his day is going. Can you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Josiegirl
Both great ideas! Thanks! My creativity seems...

Both great ideas! Thanks!
My creativity seems to have left me. :o
We'll definitely be taking a nature walk, she loves that! And I've got some smaller boxes saved downstairs so we can decorate those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2019, 03:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Josiegirl
I Should Know This

After years of being a mom and dcprovider, I'm going to ask...what do you do with a 3 yo? Lol My problem is I have very few toys left in my house, and I'm no longer geared(mentally or physically)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,509
Posted By Josiegirl
For now, there seems to be enough need on all...

For now, there seems to be enough need on all sides here to go around. Home daycares are full, centers are full. If anything it's the preschool classes within the school systems that have taken the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 02:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By Josiegirl
Yes, you were smart to go!! My BIL had a ruptured...

Yes, you were smart to go!! My BIL had a ruptured appendix a million years ago and became so sick he was in the hospital for a week.

Recover quickly and try to make the most of your down time!!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,662
Posted By Josiegirl
OT but not sure where else to say it. :( My...

OT but not sure where else to say it. :(
My sister showed up at our door today, demanded to pay for a cord of wood we'd bought and had delivered for her(thought we were being nice and giving her a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Josiegirl
Welcome back! Of course you have things to...

Welcome back!
Of course you have things to contribute!!! So stick around :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,163
Posted By Josiegirl
So say you charged a 'skip the line fee' to...

So say you charged a 'skip the line fee' to prospective clients you've interviewed that you feel may possibly be a good fit, they agree to pay the fee but then after the 2 week trial period you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,163
Posted By Josiegirl
I don't see the answer to the Seattle kind of...

I don't see the answer to the Seattle kind of dilemma as pricing the normal income family out of the dc possibility completely or leaving them with the lowest possible standard dc that can be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 02:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,202
Posted By Josiegirl
That's a start, a teeny tiny start. Maybe it...

That's a start, a teeny tiny start. Maybe it should be mandatory for every single person with a child younger than 10 yo, to have a sensor installed. Usually when car manufacturers make changes, it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 02:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By Josiegirl
I know you miss your kiddos and feel guilty about...

I know you miss your kiddos and feel guilty about quitting but please try to look ahead, find someplace else that treats their children better and know you were the catalyst for change at that place....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 02:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By Josiegirl
Completely agree! They're counting on you a.k.a....

Completely agree! They're counting on you a.k.a. taking advantage of your kindness and generosity and should NOT be expecting you to fulfill the needs of an employee. A volunteer is someone extra who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 02:40 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,163
Posted By Josiegirl
Just my comments: 1) While it's not at the top...

Just my comments:
1) While it's not at the top of my list of concerns for parents, I still worried about whether I was affordable.
2) I honestly wouldn't have wanted to be filled with dcfs that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,163
Posted By Josiegirl
Does this sound derogatory to anyone else?...

Does this sound derogatory to anyone else? :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By Josiegirl
OMG I never realized just how much dog hair falls...

OMG I never realized just how much dog hair falls on our floors until we ripped out the carpeting and now with nothing to catch it, there are clumps drifting around everywhere. Maybe someday I'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 03:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By Josiegirl
And THOSE are the dcfs we all feel like giving a...

And THOSE are the dcfs we all feel like giving a little more for. lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Josiegirl
I think there's a lot more striving for attention...

I think there's a lot more striving for attention by children these days. They seem to be pulling more strings than I ever remember from my earlier years in child care. Whatever it takes to get all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Josiegirl
You did what you should've done; what needed to...

You did what you should've done; what needed to be done. If anything, you should be holding your head high knowing you did something positive to help those kids! And the woman flicking and cursing at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By Josiegirl
I'll keep sending positive thoughts your way and...

I'll keep sending positive thoughts your way and hope your dh recovers from all of this as quick as possible. Try to take care of yourself through everything too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Josiegirl
Can you see yourself getting out of dc entirely?...

Can you see yourself getting out of dc entirely? Get into a different field? Would you be able to take a month or two off, regroup and start out with a whole different crew, different policies, etc.?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By Josiegirl
Even if they hold the check back, you're still...

Even if they hold the check back, you're still entitled to what you've earned. If you're working today, I'd let them know why you won't be back Monday and they can send your check to your home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By Josiegirl
I wonder how much of that 'I don't want to really...

I wonder how much of that 'I don't want to really be here right now' spills out of the parents' time spent with their child? Even a toddler can sense when someone really doesn't want to spend time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,202
Posted By Josiegirl
I just still do NOT get it. :( It's become an...

I just still do NOT get it. :( It's become an epidemic. What is the answer to stop it from happening?

I brought my 2 dogs to run errands with me Saturday, the day started off nice and cool, high...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2019, 03:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By Josiegirl
Is it possible for you and the other 2 witnesses...

Is it possible for you and the other 2 witnesses to meet with the director together? I assume this place doesn't have any cameras?
What that woman is doing is verbal abuse, mental abuse and if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,662
Posted By Josiegirl
Ugh. Someone stopped talking to me yesterday and...

Ugh. Someone stopped talking to me yesterday and I have no idea why. Can we say adult temper tantrum. :mad::confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By Josiegirl
To me, those are huge red flags I wouldn't want...

To me, those are huge red flags I wouldn't want to be a part of. Keep looking!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By Josiegirl
Aw man, we were counting on you for some good...

Aw man, we were counting on you for some good head-shaking entertainment for this Friday, not such a professional courteous response. And you had the perfect opportunity. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh my. Lol How could you stay professional? Maybe...

Oh my. Lol How could you stay professional? Maybe it's easier writing it out to them but after I got done laughing my response to a person like that, I'd have to tell them sorry, that's not how it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By Josiegirl
That's so sad to hear about. :( These people need...

That's so sad to hear about. :( These people need to find another profession. People like that probably feel it's just an easy money job that takes little effort. But exactly the opposite is true....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Josiegirl
You may have to check with your local town laws...

You may have to check with your local town laws too. IIRC I went around to my closest neighbors and had them sign a simple note saying they were okay with my opening a dc, then I presented it to my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2019, 04:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By Josiegirl
happyfacehappyface Congratulations on all fronts!!

happyfacehappyface Congratulations on all fronts!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By Josiegirl
I am sure they'd understand if you needed to...

I am sure they'd understand if you needed to close. I'm very sorry for what you're both going through. You need to know it's definitely okay to think of you and dh first before worrying about making...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2019, 03:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By Josiegirl
It seemed like my weekly menu didn't vary a whole...

It seemed like my weekly menu didn't vary a whole lot. I tried to feed them things I knew they'd eat and throw in foods to try also. I always served enough that I didn't think they'd go hungry.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2019, 03:26 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,202
Posted By Josiegirl
Everybody with small children should be required...

Everybody with small children should be required to install some kind of alerting device. There are items on the market aren't there? This type of thing is definitely a crime but not of an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By Josiegirl
likethis

likethis
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 07-26-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By Josiegirl
I have read a few of Karin Slaughter and do enjoy...

I have read a few of Karin Slaughter and do enjoy her books as well as Lisa Gardner. And Harlan Coben is another author I love(one of my top 5 fav authors); really enjoy the humor he injects into his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,388
Posted By Josiegirl
likethislikethis

likethislikethis
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 07-26-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By Josiegirl
BC, you're the reason I started reading Janet...

BC, you're the reason I started reading Janet Evanovich in the first place and I couldn't believe I had never bothered to pick a book of hers up before; she's always got me laughing and loving the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 03:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By Josiegirl
I love all the photo ideas but since I didn't...

I love all the photo ideas but since I didn't have the knowledge/access to do that when I closed, I bought each child a special book and wrote something in it, then I wrote a card out sharing with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 03:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,388
Posted By Josiegirl
Please tell me she's being charged for this now?...

Please tell me she's being charged for this now? Because if she isn't, she needs to either start paying you extra as of yesterday or you need to stop allowing it altogether. That's a long-a$$ day for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 03:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Josiegirl
I like it. It's friendly yet tells them what they...

I like it. It's friendly yet tells them what they need to know.
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 07-25-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By Josiegirl
Needing Some New Recommendations

Anybody read anything recently they'd like to share?

I've been reading some Tess Gerritson. I like her but she does a lot of autopsy gore type stuff which once you've read one, you've read 'em...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2019, 03:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm not sure that I'd let her go but I'd...

I'm not sure that I'd let her go but I'd definitely get on her case about texting and driving, even in a driveway!! When you're behind the wheel of a car and it's moving anywhere, you need to pay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,662
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm so very sorry for the pain and heartache...

I'm so very sorry for the pain and heartache you're going through. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2019, 03:21 AM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,662
Posted By Josiegirl
When are people going to realize abuse is not...

When are people going to realize abuse is not gender specific??!! Such old fashioned and naive thinking.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By Josiegirl
What if you called the state with 'what if'...

What if you called the state with 'what if' questions? They may know your name but you don't have to name a specific place that you're calling about? At least, not until they say Yes, that's abusive...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By Josiegirl
YOU have to take a stand for the child, be the...

YOU have to take a stand for the child, be the advocate and do the right thing. Not what the workers are doing or the parents are telling them to do, but what you feel is in the best interest for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2019, 04:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By Josiegirl
Thanks!! I was assuming a few years but...

Thanks!!
I was assuming a few years but children's records forever? Egad. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,752
Posted By Josiegirl
Don't take this the wrong way but why are you...

Don't take this the wrong way but why are you working in this profession??? Find something else that is more suited for your temperament and abilities. You need better and the children need better. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,662
Posted By Josiegirl
Unbelievable :rolleyes::confused: Takes all...

Unbelievable :rolleyes::confused: Takes all kinds. Did she say this before or after you told her you make knives? :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By Josiegirl
How Long to Keep Paperwork?

So former dcfs, some from as far back as 12-15 yrs. ago, can I finally throw away all that paperwork? How long do we need to keep our menus, tax papers, attendance records?
Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 308,976
Posted By Josiegirl
Fun day with my 2 former dcgs who are sisters!...

Fun day with my 2 former dcgs who are sisters! Sweetest kiddos and extra precocious, both of them. :ouch:
Just doing some fun stuff with them but do need at least a 30 minute break; getting them to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,085
Posted By Josiegirl
So glad you're back BlackCat! lovethis

So glad you're back BlackCat! lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By Josiegirl
Do they have any inclination you might be...

Do they have any inclination you might be terminating them? Are there lots of options for them locally so they're not left high and dry? There isn't any way you can take them temporarily; will you be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By Josiegirl
This single move was one of the two best changes...

This single move was one of the two best changes I ever made within my dc. Other one was charging 52 weeks a year, allowing me to take time off and not worry about scrounging for $$$.

I do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2019, 03:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By Josiegirl
Some people do not understand how this business...

Some people do not understand how this business is so different than most, dhs and dcfs.
I think I'd talk to the mom and tell her you're voiding her contract due to her not following it and you're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2019, 03:22 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,202
Posted By Josiegirl
This baby was saved! ...

This baby was saved!
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/mother-arrested-after-allegedly-leaving-baby-in-hot-locked-car-to-enter-store/ar-AADzD3i?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=SK2ADHP

But seriously, what WAS...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,388
Posted By Josiegirl
Is she working all that time??? It sounds like...

Is she working all that time??? It sounds like she's taking huge advantage of you!
Did you both sign a contract when she started care? Mine stated the hours and days that care was required and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2019, 03:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By Josiegirl
First question is why was dcm even in the...

First question is why was dcm even in the diapering room? Sounds to me like that should be a definite off-limits space for parents. Or maybe I'm misunderstanding that part.
Other than that, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,388
Posted By Josiegirl
Can you call them yourself? Every state must be...

Can you call them yourself?
Every state must be different because Vt. pays more over a certain number of hours per week. To me, that's a long day for kiddos, and starts awfully early. Is she truly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By Josiegirl
I agree with the PP, you and your dh come first....

I agree with the PP, you and your dh come first. You can certainly have your dd accompany the both of you but if I were you, I'd want to be there too.
Good luck with everything!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By Josiegirl
Completely agree! Yikes, that is a lot and I'm...

Completely agree! Yikes, that is a lot and I'm surprised the parents haven't brought it up. Is it only 1 dck that is the target or does the biter pick on everybody? I know biting happens but 20x...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,085
Posted By Josiegirl
Michael, that's what I was hoping, she just took...

Michael, that's what I was hoping, she just took a hiatus. And Vesta said she edited something the other day, which I never even noticed.

It's just funny(not funny haha but...) when we keep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By Josiegirl
Not a text. That's meant for things like come...

Not a text. That's meant for things like come pick up dck, now. Or I don't have Jimmy's snowsuit. IMO Not for closing a dc. Email is better but why can't you hand them a letter when they pick up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2019, 03:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,139
Posted By Josiegirl
Now see, that's something I would've never...

Now see, that's something I would've never thought to add to my policies. Last time cloth diapers ever came into play in my dc, was 29 years ago when I used them for my own dd. :)
It was highly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,085
Posted By Josiegirl
I also tend to worry so I hope everything is...

I also tend to worry so I hope everything is okay, too. :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By Josiegirl
Snowflakes and their unparents! :ouch: Gotta love...

Snowflakes and their unparents! :ouch: Gotta love it.
Why do so many parent unparent these days? Are they afraid of looking like the bad guy? Do they seriously think their child's psyche will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By Josiegirl
Say what you want about plastic(and I love good...

Say what you want about plastic(and I love good wooden toys as much as the next person LOL) but I still like Fisher-Price and LT. Some of that stuff you just cannot destroy and it lasts forever.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,085
Posted By Josiegirl
BC on Vacay?

I've been missing her posts the past few days. She can take time off from dc but not from here. Isn't that the rule?:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2019, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 308,976
Posted By Josiegirl
Nobody has had anything good happen for awhile so...

Nobody has had anything good happen for awhile so I thought I'd add my $.02. :)
My yard sale is this weekend and I've had a few people I know, already come and take things. Last night a provider(my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By Josiegirl
We've done that too and the kiddos had so much...

We've done that too and the kiddos had so much fun!

I'm disappointed with M&D stuff. It's exactly as another poster said, the paint chips away, looks awful. It always looks sooo nice in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By Josiegirl
happyfacehappyfacehappyface Hope your last...

happyfacehappyfacehappyface
Hope your last official day has been going well for you!
It's such a different feeling to be done. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By Josiegirl
Ah, well that makes all the difference and I take...

Ah, well that makes all the difference and I take back my original answer. It's in their policies and she knew that going in?
Made a mistake in passing judgement before knowing all the facts. :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By Josiegirl
Their excuses were cop outs. First they say they...

Their excuses were cop outs. First they say they didn't want too many people there and since that didn't make sense they then added it was for security reasons. That, I could justify except for the...
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