Daycare.com Forum

Go Back   Daycare.com Forum > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 100 of 1000
Search took 0.07 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Leigh
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By Leigh
I would have fired the assistant and the client!

I would have fired the assistant and the client!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By Leigh
I use diapers until I feel that a child is...

I use diapers until I feel that a child is actually potty trained. Pull ups and poops do NOT mix! They can use pull ups at nap time or for a few weeks after potty training to be sure they're...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-05-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Leigh
I give my parents my rates as yearly tuition. I...

I give my parents my rates as yearly tuition. I figure out how much per year that I need to make per space, and let them decide how to pay (weekly, monthly, every other week, etc.). They choose pay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Leigh
I believe that it is common to go back 7-10 years...

I believe that it is common to go back 7-10 years when considering a license. DV is something that may never be overlooked, though, and if there was a child involved, it will never be overlooked (if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4,573
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 440,780
Posted By Leigh
I was assuming that she was asking about the...

I was assuming that she was asking about the child coming right back to daycare with fever and active sores. I do still exclude until sores are scabbed over, though, because that is what my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4,573
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 440,780
Posted By Leigh
They probably were all exposed, BUT, more...

They probably were all exposed, BUT, more exposures=more likely to contract the illness. Exclusion still helps prevent the spread (I have never had a DCK get it from another DCK).

I'm not so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 991
Posted By Leigh
Here are some articles about the topic (the first...

Here are some articles about the topic (the first one, maybe the others, mentions that potty training and cognitive ability are not related):
...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-22-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By Leigh
Pizza, tacos, spaghetti, "white noodles"...

Pizza, tacos, spaghetti, "white noodles" (homemade fettucine), Arroz con Pollo, homemade hot pockets, mac and cheese with corn (I have no idea what the casserole is called), homemade chicken strips...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,791
Posted By Leigh
I saw that. AFTER my reply! :lol::lol::lol:

I saw that. AFTER my reply! :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,791
Posted By Leigh
I don't blame you for wanting phone calls, but I...

I don't blame you for wanting phone calls, but I require texts or emails so that I have a written record of who was to pick up. I require the same when meds are given at daycare-the parent must text...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Leigh
They seem pretty sturdy to me. No bite marks on...

They seem pretty sturdy to me. No bite marks on it yet. I've tried the silicone toothbrushes, too, but he throws them on the floor. I love that this is attached to him. I'd gladly replace it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Leigh
Biters

I do NOT sell these, nor have any affiliation to the company, so I hope this is OK to post here.

I have a 13 month old biter who has been out of control. Parents took away his pacifier, and ever...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By Leigh
This is exactly what I would offer.

This is exactly what I would offer.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 548
Posted By Leigh
Same. I have to use AHA Heartsaver online here,...

Same. I have to use AHA Heartsaver online here, though, because all available skills testers do.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-16-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,103
Posted By Leigh
My response is in blue above.

My response is in blue above.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By Leigh
Which law is this, specifically? I can't find it...

Which law is this, specifically? I can't find it when googling.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Leigh
Thanks for sharing with us! The article...

Thanks for sharing with us!

The article got my hackles up. I have a new licensor who pretty much refuses to communicate in writing (paper or email) and will call in response to emails. I feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By Leigh
likethislikethislikethis Absolutely! This...

likethislikethislikethis Absolutely! This parent doesn't want OP to "share", this child wants OP to be obedient to her child. Maybe the conversation with the parent should be about who the adult...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4,573
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 440,780
Posted By Leigh
Please close the door. Close the door please. ...

Please close the door. Close the door please. CLOSE THE @!&%$!$% DOOOOOOOOOOOR!!!! The parents are worse than the kids about it (the kids don't like flies in the house any more than I do!). :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,028
Posted By Leigh
I see that Millennial parents are shifting away...

I see that Millennial parents are shifting away from AP parenting, and toward a more balanced approach. Authoritative, not Authoritarian. I'm seeing rules and consequences (not punishments) in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 991
Posted By Leigh
As far as the other things mentioned by OP, I ...

As far as the other things mentioned by OP, I would encourage the parents to have the child evaluated for "giftedness" based on behaviors and encourage the evaluators to come to daycare to observe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 991
Posted By Leigh
Many kids who are "gifted" have asynchronous...

Many kids who are "gifted" have asynchronous development.

3 years, 7 months isn't "too old" to not be potty trained. It is the AVERAGE age for boys to potty train. This child's brain is...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-16-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By Leigh
Whether they both claim isn't your problem. THEY...

Whether they both claim isn't your problem. THEY are the ones who will be in trouble. Just make sure that the parent who paid signs a copy of your statement, and you're covered. Also, if the IRS...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By Leigh
I have NEVER!

I have never met a child like this in my life. 4.5 years old. Picture a late teen who just escaped from reform school. Mouthy-not just a little sass, but extreme back talk and defiance about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By Leigh
I don't allow a kid out of diapers until they are...

I don't allow a kid out of diapers until they are already potty trained. I loathe pull ups (they rarely contain poop), and won't let a kid pee and poop in underwear. I would put him in diapers and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By Leigh
In my state, I can continue operating in the new...

In my state, I can continue operating in the new home, but have a time limit (30 days?) in which my new home has to be inspected. If it passes, my license is transferred to the new address.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 31,562
Posted By Leigh
It isn't illegal to refuse a child who hasn't...

It isn't illegal to refuse a child who hasn't been vaccinated. How is it ethical to NOT accept these kids? Because I won't put unvaccinated infants at higher risk of being exposed to an illness. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4,573
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 440,780
Posted By Leigh
And, she can't sign papers with her child...

And, she can't sign papers with her child present? I searched for and purchased a house with a newborn, a toddler, and an 8 year old along for the whole process (including signing papers). I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By Leigh
"I see that you are throwing food. That tells me...

"I see that you are throwing food. That tells me that you are not hungry anymore. I'll put your food away for you" and then remove the food. It will stop. Eventually.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By Leigh
Exactly what BC said. Don't let him have an...

Exactly what BC said. Don't let him have an audience. If you have to interrupt a conversation with a parent, do so. Take his hand, lead him away, and tell him that grown ups are talking and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4,573
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 440,780
Posted By Leigh
Getting over Influenza. Day 14 today, still...

Getting over Influenza. Day 14 today, still coughing and tired and blowing my nose. It's getting better, but it takes so long!

Day 2 of no school here because of weather, so at least I have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4,573
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 440,780
Posted By Leigh
How did you respond? I suggest letting her know...

How did you respond? I suggest letting her know that her contract states that she WILL pay for it, and that if she doesn't have FULL payment in hand at drop off, you won't be accepting her child.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,322
Posted By Leigh
My little girl who runs hot at nap time (even...

My little girl who runs hot at nap time (even before she goes to sleep!) gets a really red face, which is why I started taking her temp. I have never sent her home for it, because I noticed right...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,322
Posted By Leigh
I have a 3-year old in my childcare who, more...

I have a 3-year old in my childcare who, more often than not, runs a temp at naptime. No one knows why. I would ask them to wait 15 minutes, then retake the temp. She just runs hot around nap...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-14-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By Leigh
Be glad that they don't like rice. I serve it...

Be glad that they don't like rice. I serve it fairly often and hate myself every time that I do-they make such a mess when eating it! Mine love Spanish rice, cheesy brown rice, and rice as a bed to...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-13-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By Leigh
What do you use wild rice for? I love the...

What do you use wild rice for? I love the copycat recipe for Byerly's cream of wild rice soup (I use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock in it, and think that tastes better). That's it. Other...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-13-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By Leigh
My kids prefer rotini for WW pasta. They like...

My kids prefer rotini for WW pasta. They like the WW spaghetti, too. I use Barilla.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,056
Posted By Leigh
Today, in a FB group, I saw a response to a...

Today, in a FB group, I saw a response to a chasing-my-paycheck post.

The responder suggested that OP (who had several parents owing back tuition) post a sign on her door saying that she was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 817
Posted By Leigh
I had a sitter for 3 hours 2 weeks ago. I paid...

I had a sitter for 3 hours 2 weeks ago. I paid that sitter $40. Why would you feel guilty for charging $25? It's still less than paying a teen to come over and watch the child.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 615
Posted By Leigh
I have twins with lung issues who absolutely...

I have twins with lung issues who absolutely require nebs. At first (they were 10 months old then), it was every 2 hours for each of them-levalbuterol followed with saline. I burned out my...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-12-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,676
Posted By Leigh
Our dentists aren't even open on Fridays here! ...

Our dentists aren't even open on Fridays here! The ONE pediatric dentist in town closes at 2:30PM M-TH and never opens on Fridays. I have 11 prescriptions that I can't get refilled because my new...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-12-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,676
Posted By Leigh
My state was like yours until recently. The...

My state was like yours until recently. The change has ensured that we can no longer even find subs for our daycares. Has it benefited parents? My clients don't feel that it has. Rather than...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-12-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 142,326
Posted By Leigh
There is no slot on Saturday nor Sunday (at most...

There is no slot on Saturday nor Sunday (at most daycares). Would you expect a discount for those days, as well? Why not? It makes no sense to me that a person can not understand the logic to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By Leigh
I tell parents that I charge $XXXX per year, and...

I tell parents that I charge $XXXX per year, and that they can pay it in a manner that works for them. I'll accept weekly, monthly, 1st & 15th, every other week. This has eliminated the "do I have...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-11-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,987
Posted By Leigh
My food program rep SUGGESTED Wheat Thins! ...

My food program rep SUGGESTED Wheat Thins! Amazing how everything is open to interpretation from program to program!
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-11-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,987
Posted By Leigh
Crunchmaster, Wheat Thins, Grainsfirst, Nabisco...

Crunchmaster, Wheat Thins, Grainsfirst, Nabisco Whole Grain Saltines, and Mary's Gone Crackers are a few brands that are whole grain.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By Leigh
I had a parent ask me recently if I could help...

I had a parent ask me recently if I could help with a custody matter. I told him that I won't go to court. I feel that Mom is a good mom who makes bad choices. I am 100% on Dad's side that Dad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,790
Posted By Leigh
I quit for my child, as well. His medical...

I quit for my child, as well. His medical appointments weren't working with my job schedule, and I just wanted to be with him, anyway, as well as to focus on being a foster parent.

One of my...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-10-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By Leigh
Hiring An Independent Contractor

For real, I would like to hire an independent contractor to help out in my childcare. She WILL be helping in other childcares, as well. There has long been a need for a "floater" to help with days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,790
Posted By Leigh
I have a (unasked for) reputation for being a...

I have a (unasked for) reputation for being a special needs daycare. I have a child with cancer, one with cerebral palsy, several with trauma histories (neglect/abuse), others with developmental or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,790
Posted By Leigh
I have 4 kids receiving services at my home right...

I have 4 kids receiving services at my home right now.

#1: Counseling/play therapy

#2: Counseling/play therapy and speech therapy

#3: Feeding therapy, speech therapy, early learning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,091
Posted By Leigh
This wasn't at home daycare, but I had a boss at...

This wasn't at home daycare, but I had a boss at a small business who gave 30 cents per hour worked during the year as a Christmas bonus.

Personally, I would give at least $100, if I could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By Leigh
To the mom of the 8 month old, I'd have told her...

To the mom of the 8 month old, I'd have told her "I did have room for him in May. Also, in June, July, August, and September, but I lost 5 months of wages holding a spot for him and you didn't bring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,170
Posted By Leigh
At least no one would refuse lunch! I am so dang...

At least no one would refuse lunch! I am so dang sick of spending so much time cooking and cleaning up after cooking that this sounds so dang tempting! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By Leigh
I have tried several cups, too. He seems totally...

I have tried several cups, too. He seems totally uninterested in drinking at all (he squeezes his lips together and pushes my hand away when I try). He is on the same meal schedule, but he is on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By Leigh
Probably. Mom said that she gives him a bottle...

Probably. Mom said that she gives him a bottle in the crib. So, he'd have one when he gets home, one before bed, one (or more?) overnight, one in the morning...that's 32-40 oz right there,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By Leigh
8 Month Old Refusing Bottle

This is a new one for me. I have an 8 month old who started Monday who doesn't want to take a bottle. He signs for food and pushes the bottle away. On Monday, I got about 12 oz into him. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4,573
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 440,780
Posted By Leigh
Just crop that picture so none of their feet are...

Just crop that picture so none of their feet are showing!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,083
Posted By Leigh
I'd call mom TONIGHT. Tell her that you can't...

I'd call mom TONIGHT. Tell her that you can't keep getting attacked by her child. Tell her that from now on, you won't be physically holding him back. SHE needs to get him ready to come to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By Leigh
You won't need clearance for a child protection...

You won't need clearance for a child protection worker to visit. If a child is in foster care with an agency, it is nearly always because the state has contracted with them, and they act as state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,279
Posted By Leigh
$300 per incidence of sending a child to me in a...

$300 per incidence of sending a child to me in a pull up (not allowed here) that will NEVER contain the child's massive poops that happen 10 minutes after drop off.

$1000 per incidence of sending...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By Leigh
My sponsor called this morning. She is, at a...

My sponsor called this morning. She is, at a minimum, as frustrated as I am with KK. She says that she has spent many hours on the phone with them trying to help individual providers and has never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By Leigh
Does this bread qualify as whole grain rich? ...

Does this bread qualify as whole grain rich?
I thought it didn't, but if it does, I'm all over it!



Guidelines require only ONE whole grain rich grain per day, so that should make it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By Leigh
I just used a wrap style bottle warmer when I...

I just used a wrap style bottle warmer when I used one, I never thought of the hot water type.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By Leigh
I do the same that you do, entering all at the...

I do the same that you do, entering all at the end of the month. This month, though, I didn't get started until yesterday, and with all the issues, I finally gave up and decided that my sanity and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By Leigh
I wouldn't do it. It might be the center's...

I wouldn't do it. It might be the center's policy, but there is no way I would put a blanket in with an infant. If I saw someone else had, I would remove it and I WOULD call licensing. I know of 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By Leigh
I have always used Chrome, but our sponsor has...

I have always used Chrome, but our sponsor has reminded us several times that the app/program was built to run on Chrome, and that we really need to use it with KK.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By Leigh
KidKare-UGH!

On the phone waiting for KidKare support. Approximate wait time? 25 minutes! 41 people ahead of me.

When are these people going to get their crap together? Either my in/out times get erased...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-04-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,167
Posted By Leigh
I have someone from the state in my house almost...

I have someone from the state in my house almost weekly! I am a foster parent, though, and I also have several foster kids in my childcare. I'm just used to them always being around! However, it's...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-04-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,167
Posted By Leigh
In my state, the license itself would be proof of...

In my state, the license itself would be proof of clearances...a license can not be issued without them, and we are required by licensing to report all changes in living situations immediately (I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4,573
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 440,780
Posted By Leigh
I'd just let DCM treat it her own way. AND, I...

I'd just let DCM treat it her own way. AND, I would tell her that DCG can return to care when the rash is gone because you won't assume liability for it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,170
Posted By Leigh
I have not heard anything about this! I serve...

I have not heard anything about this! I serve those things all the time. I cut them up, and with grapes (I believe maybe this was a suggestion from Nannyde, but I am pretty sure I read it here), I...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-28-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By Leigh
This is exactly why you left a deposit in the...

This is exactly why you left a deposit in the first place...to pay for the notice period when you leave.

The very reason providers ask for a deposit is because parents feel that the only person...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By Leigh
I would definitely have this kid's parents take...

I would definitely have this kid's parents take him to the doctor. He's not eating enough if he is doing this at home and your house. There are MANY things that could cause this, including a tumor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,384
Posted By Leigh
I'll be taking the 26th and 2nd, as those are the...

I'll be taking the 26th and 2nd, as those are the days that my parents have off work, too.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-22-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 142,326
Posted By Leigh
Why not ask your provider to allow you to pay...

Why not ask your provider to allow you to pay that $257.40 per week if it is easier for you?

I don't charge based on attendance because I don't set my rates based on attendance. I figure what I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4,573
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 440,780
Posted By Leigh
"DCM, you forgot to put a diaper on DCB and he...

"DCM, you forgot to put a diaper on DCB and he has peed all over himself and my home. I need you to come pick him up, since he has nothing to wear." Then, you can go outside.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-16-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,188
Posted By Leigh
The way I feel about it: It isn't my job to...

The way I feel about it:

It isn't my job to police their deductions. I give a receipt that says something like this:


Received $XXX payment for care of Susie DCK on 11/16/17.

Leigh
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,740
Posted By Leigh
likethis I use this along with common sense. ...

likethis I use this along with common sense. Older kids can handle more outdoor time than younger kids. I have 2 kids who can not go outdoors in winter at all (on especially cold days, I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,292
Posted By Leigh
likethislovethis:lol:

likethislovethis:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,945
Posted By Leigh
lovethis

lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,428
Posted By Leigh
I had one of those kids-he lived on Mandarin...

I had one of those kids-he lived on Mandarin Oranges. His butt would literally blister within minutes of pooping. Mom tried "everything" (except cutting back on citrus).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,428
Posted By Leigh
I don't doubt that kids can be allergic to...

I don't doubt that kids can be allergic to diapers, but I have heard so many parents say that their kids are allergic to their diaper and then find that an antifungal cream "cures" their allergy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4,573
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 440,780
Posted By Leigh
I hate gloves for the little ones, too! I saw a...

I hate gloves for the little ones, too! I saw a mitten (?) that has no thumb hole-never saw those before, and thought that ALL of my kids under 3 should have these!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4,573
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 440,780
Posted By Leigh
I'd be inclined to believe that they can't find...

I'd be inclined to believe that they can't find them...I took my son to Target, and they had only ONE pair of gloves in my son's size, and ONE pair of mittens (warm ones-there were lots of those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,428
Posted By Leigh
I used to ban Luvs, as well, because I found them...

I used to ban Luvs, as well, because I found them "weird", too, in that when I changed a poopy diaper, I would have a hard time cleaning it up because pieces of the diaper would mix in with the stool...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,428
Posted By Leigh
I have never seen a reaction to a diaper before. ...

I have never seen a reaction to a diaper before. I believe that most "diaper allergies" are actually a food intolerance or yeast infection. HOWEVER, I have a little girl here who has had a red...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,887
Posted By Leigh
My next door neighbors don't "go" to work,...

My next door neighbors don't "go" to work, either...they work at home. My neighbor across the street is legally disabled and doesn't go to work, either. That wouldn't mean that they have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,279
Posted By Leigh
I keep mine between 69 and 71. I can't tolerate...

I keep mine between 69 and 71. I can't tolerate any hotter than that, and honestly, neither can most of the kids! Before kids, my thermostat never went over 65, and would have been lower if not for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,228
Posted By Leigh
I have bought maybe half a dozen things from...

I have bought maybe half a dozen things from Wish. All pure junk. I have a client who buys cute clothes and shoes from Wish, and she loves the app. I would just hope for the best with whatever I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,824
Posted By Leigh
Is anyone else's tiering screwed up with KidKare?...

Is anyone else's tiering screwed up with KidKare?

In August (where I was shorted over $400), I was paid for 37 Tier I meals, and 204 Tier II meals.

In this month, I had 12 kids who are Tier I,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,622
Posted By Leigh
You're the only one she trusts? Why didn't she...

You're the only one she trusts? Why didn't she ask the child's CURRENT provider?!

$80 for the weekend is CRAZY. I charge $100 per 12 hour segment, and hardly feel that is worth it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,025
Posted By Leigh
likethislikethislikethislikethislikethislikethis ...

likethislikethislikethislikethislikethislikethis

And, I wouldn't even CONSIDER returning any funds. I'd make the police report TODAY.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,229
Posted By Leigh
I would only consider weekly or monthly. ...

I would only consider weekly or monthly. Tallying hours is not somthing i enjoy doing. Losing income is something i enjoy less. You only have so many spaces, and to let someone use that space...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,269
Posted By Leigh
My last check was over $400 short! I am hoping...

My last check was over $400 short! I am hoping that it does get corrected and show up in my next check!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,619
Posted By Leigh
Only once have I that I can remember...a 2.5 yo...

Only once have I that I can remember...a 2.5 yo boy with Cerebral Palsy-I took a video of his first steps and sent it to Mom. I thought that she HAD to have that video of the boy who they said would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,657
Posted By Leigh
I read the same thing about mini chicken pot...

I read the same thing about mini chicken pot pies. Not one of my kids would eat them. I made a ton of them and froze the excess for future meals. My husband is working on clearing those out for me...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-19-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,214
Posted By Leigh
So, I have a garden for the kids. They plant,...

So, I have a garden for the kids. They plant, tend it, eat it/take it home. I have never considered claiming time that I spend on it outside of daycare! Would it be a good idea to do so? Would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,067
Posted By Leigh
I understand (as we all probably do!). Would...

I understand (as we all probably do!). Would Stars be satisfied it you offered the notes on an opt-in basis? That's still offering a service to the parents, you're still WILLING to do it-maybe the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,163
Posted By Leigh
My kids are all obsessed with shoes. I have a...

My kids are all obsessed with shoes. I have a cabinet right by my stairs where my family keeps our most used shoes, and then we put the kids' shoes in it or on top of it during daycare. Every day,...
Showing results 1 to 100 of 1000

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:14 PM.



Daycare.com         Find A Daycare         List Your Daycare         Toys & Products                 About Us

Daycare.com
Please read our Disclaimer before continuing.

Topics pertain mainly to the following States:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming