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Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-19-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 19,549
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Unhappy I'm sorry you're in this situation...

How horrible for these children! But if the director is the wife of the pastor, you're probably right in your assumption that nothing will be investigated by going to him. And if you speak up to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-19-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,757
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Hmm...

You know honestly, I think removing him in this situation might be a little rash. Were the twins there before your grandson? Maybe that's why they were moved first. Whatever the reason, unless the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-19-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,405
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
But wait...

I understand not wanting the disruption but hang on...cuz mom tried to compromise here. She's not disrupting anything if she's on the patio or in her car, out of sight of the other children. And...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-19-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,914
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Unacceptable

I would snatch my child out of there yesterday! Not only is that illegal, it's just plain wrong! Food is not a punishment! And no child should feel like they're less than the other children around...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,364
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Same thing

I have 4 children of my own and I potty trained a few in childcare. I also put my own children in underwear. Of course you usually can't do this with children in your childcare because you're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,120
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Red face Sounds like one for a tax professional but...

I would call around to the IRS itself or maybe even places like H&R block or your own tax professional to be sure but I know that my mother in law owns a business and employs a few people at a time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,214
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Great quote!

This is so true.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,965
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
I agree

You're obviously a kind person because you've given it your best to help this child and care for him, but ultimately it's not your responsibility to put your career aside and work with this child,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,081
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
...

What I don't get is why you're stressing so much about this last job. Change your email address, or block them from it, and move on. Obviously something happened in this situation that upset...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,986
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Wink Sticky situation

I agree with the above posts. Sounds like she's already trying to take advantage of you and she's not even a client yet! Imagine if she were...it would only get worse. I say stick to your guns. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,076
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Red face Referrals

I'm sorry you feel this way. I know how that can be. Sometimes you just need that adult interaction. Are you licensed...working with the food program...in a referral agency...or anything like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,632
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Wink Congratulations

Hello,
Congrats on starting your own daycare!:D The best I could do with payments was have parents prepay the week or month in advance, whichever they could do. I only had one parent who was able...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-23-2009, 01:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,563
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Thumbs down Just not cool...

:confused:That's just...not OK. If he's an assistant to her or something, he's supposed to go through the same process as she is (at least in CA)...fingerprinting, background check, etc. but I'm not...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-21-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 56,840
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Thumbs down Payment for sick days

I understand payment for sick days as a provider, BUT...if you were to go to court, you could bring up the fact that your child was very ill and you assumed after 10 days you would be expelled,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2009, 12:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,900
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Unhappy ...a little unprofessional...

OK I understand what you're saying about not wanting to lie to them, but maybe you were being a little unprofessional there. If you had a problem with the way your schedule was, you still say it was...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-18-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,280
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Smile I agree

It sounds like seperation anxiety to me. I had a little girl that I adored who played well and was just a great little girl all around when she was with me and she never had any problems coming in,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2009, 04:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,870
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Talking Hm...

Normally I would say let her cry it out, but have you considered she might be having stomach pain? Is she experiencing colic maybe? It seems odd that she would scream when having to sit up but not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2009, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,463
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Red face Not fun, but...

I've surrendered mine. I had a child say I touched her sexually and of course, an investigation ensued. The woman who handles our county daycare licensing came to my house to inspect and talk to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-17-2009, 02:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,421
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Lightbulb Touchy subject (no pun intended)

OK i'm just throwing this out there as a scenario for you to consider so you can see the effects this kind of thing might have on a provider because this is what happened to me.

I had a little...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-17-2009, 02:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,987
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Thumbs down Interesting...

First - it's easy to misinterpret someone's "attitude" on chat board. You can't hear tones, there's no voice, no real contact. Providers and parents alike can seem to have "attitude" without...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-17-2009, 02:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,725
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Red face I wish people wouldn't do this...

A lot of daycare providers are parents too. That was rude.

To the original post: If you don't feel like your child is safe, I would consider changing centers and if you still feel like you need...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-16-2009, 03:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,987
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Unhappy The rock and the hard place

:( OK. I'm a mother of 4 and i've been a provider and i'm in the medical field now. I can say as a parent, i'd be concerned, of course. But as the provider it's a no-win situation. Child care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2009, 02:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,274
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Unhappy I don't think so

I don't think you're overreacting at all. This is your child and you have the right to follow up with your report to the director and if you feel nothing's being done after you follow up, you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,689
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Angry Wow

:mad:That was rude and disrespectful and unfortunately what providers are accustomed to hearing. Child care providers are giving up their "home" and turning their space into public domain to provide...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-11-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,987
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
?

I apologize if I seemed like I was being too aggressive, that wasn't my intention. Just my opinion as a daycare provider and a mom. Just to clarify though I was under the impression the original...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2009, 04:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,506
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Smile Aw, love babies...

Are you sure she won't be bringing the older child? It would give her some time to tend to the new baby without the older child feeling like things are suddenly becoming very unpredictable because...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-09-2009, 04:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,987
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Thumbs down Hmm...

If it was something your child could catch that was some deadly disease you would know about it already. Since i'm sure something like a rampid plague of ebola hasn't happened in your daycare, do...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-03-2009, 04:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,509
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Post Can't do that...

Actually an owner cant tell you you can't run an in-home daycare in California and they can't evict you for it either. You can run a small in-home daycare and all you have to do is notify them that...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-29-2009, 02:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,669
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Smile Just a thought...

Have you considered a nanny? Maybe even a live-in nanny? This might help with your dilemma and your child would have more one-on-one time. If you're worried about socialization or anything like...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-12-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,240
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Wink It might be a different situation

This is in reply to Ms Sue's post -

I think it might just be a different situation for different people. My situation was a domestic violence one where the life of me and my child was in serious...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2009, 01:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,427
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
That's too much...

I agree! Payment is her responsibility and you are entitled to the fees that occurred because of her check. If she refuses to pay and you two can't come to an agreement, you have the right to take...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-03-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,753
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Post immunizations

She's supposed to have immunization records for every child she cares for before they even start. That's the childcare providers responsibility to get from the parents...It's possible that if the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2009, 01:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,249
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Angry I hate that...

I agree. I always kept my doors locked. It's for everyone's safety and let's face it, it's not that much of an inconvenience for the parent/s to wait a few seconds for you to open it. I remember a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2009, 01:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,794
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Post ...why would it be?

I did a family child care out of my home and it wasn't a requirement for me. My attitude is why risk it? If I put a pad down and change a baby on that, there's nowhere the baby can fall to! As...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-09-2009, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,643
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
...

Don't stress. It's nothing that can't be solved with a simple phone call to state yourself and a copy machine. Can't one of you have the originals and one have copies? Again, if you're concerned...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-03-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,392
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Smile The thought that counts

I agree...I think any amount would be appreciated. Your provider will most likely realize that no matter what dollar amount it is, it's your way of saying thank you to them for all their hard work,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2008, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,105
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Unhappy MissLisa has a point

I agree with MissLisa...you have to be careful about accusing people of these kinds of things. I think everyone deserves a fair investigation. If the woman who accused me were able to contact all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2008, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,105
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Unhappy Other side of the fence

I think it depends on the situation. I used to run a home daycare and I was accused of abusing a child sexually. I'm still under investigation but my husband and I both took polygraph tests and...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-10-2008, 03:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,413
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Red face ?

So...you just found one shirt but you think she's been doing all her family's laundry at your house for months now? I don't understand...:confused:

Maybe she really did just spill something on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2008, 01:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,592
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Unhappy Hate to be the pessimist...

I know most providers have wonderful experiences and when I was a provider I had quite a few myself. But since you asked...

If you've read my other post maybe you already know but in case you...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-02-2008, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,221
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Thumbs down Whoa!

:eek:I agree!! I've had bad days while doing childcare but i'd never take it that far! There's no excuse for that... Like the other post says, if she'd do something like that, she's probably even...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-29-2008, 02:10 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 142,326
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Red face Communicate

:( I'm sorry for your situation. My contract states that I understand not all parents get holidays off, and i'm willing to work with those who don't. I normally take holidays off (not the day...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-26-2008, 12:56 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 142,326
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Red face Too defensive?

I think people need to deal with these issues on a case-by-case basis. Not everyone is in the same situation and there isn't a "one size fits all" answer to this question. It depends on what you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,291
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
part-timers

I charged a flat rate for part-timers and I decided who was part-time hourly. If they were here more than 10 hours a week but less than 30, they were charged part time. Less than 10 was drop in and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,425
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Red face Crybaby

I had an infant like this. Eventually I did exactly what the above post says - I had to put her in a playpen with everything she needed, I made sure she was fed, dry and the playpen was clean with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,805
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Exclamation Where to now?

Thank you both. I still can't believe this happened to us. And I still don't know why. I recently read an article in a magazine about why kids lie, and it had a story of a little girl who saw her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,379
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Wink Hm

I'm in CA and here, the agency that does subsidized care won't work with you if you're not licensed or trustlined and people who are trustlined can't watch as many children as licensed providers. ...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-16-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,031
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Ew...

I checked my infants and tods every 2 hours and kept a chart so I knew what time to change them again. Potty training kids I put on the potty every hour until they were potty trained. Leaving a...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-16-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,247
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Not your problem

It is the parents responsibility to pay BUT it's the daycare's responsibility to keep their records straight. You don't just come out of nowhere and say "Oh! By the way! You owe 5 weeks worth of...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-16-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,790
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Red face ?

A few months ago I did drop in care for 2 boys, ages 4 & 3 because the preschool they were in did the same thing to their mom. And yes, they were a little more work than the children I was used to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-16-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,367
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Smile Spot-holding

I think it all depends on if it's worth it to you. If you like this provider, and she's willing to work with you, I personally would happily hand over the deposit just so I can be assured that when...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-16-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,231
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Men must be child molesters?

I just don't understand...just because he's a man he can't be alone with girls? Did it ever occur to you that one of the women might be a pedophile? I just don't get this type of thinking....child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,782
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
That's a long nap!

Good grief! It's one thing if a kid sleeps that long on their own it's quite another to force them to lay down for 3 hours! That's too long...But maybe your daycare provider has other children who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,805
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Exclamation Worst nightmare

Hello all,

I'm writing to remind you all that as much as we love the children that come to our daycare, it pays to be careful. Have an assistant. Have cameras. Have anything that will absolve...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2008, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,503
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Um...

I know you may want to help your friend, and you may even enjoy the babies and all, but is it worth losing your license over?:( You will get unexpected visits and you're going to have to explain why...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-14-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,949
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Ah the state regulations...

If you actually read through the state regulations, usually there's a lot of "covering all the bases." If the state regulation says "Parents may do.." they may just be saying the state doesn't mind...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-14-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,274
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Unhappy Everyone's responsibility

Children are everyone's responsibility. You should absolutely continue to do everything you can to protect them! Look at it this way - what if you were the parent who didn't know and everyone who...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-05-2008, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,147
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Thumbs down Let's get off the defense already...

:o I think we providers may be a little sensitive to questions like these and some have jumped to the defense too quickly here. I think it was great that you paid her the full rate the first week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2008, 02:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,900
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Adopting a grandparent

Our daycare is "adopting a grandparent" so to speak. We have a local convalescent home that's pretty poorly run and the residents are very neglected (I know, I used to work there.) And I decided...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-01-2008, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,656
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Unhappy Uh...time to move on?

I don't understand why you think anything would help change this woman's behavior... She had a maid working for her for many years longer than you've worked for her and it sounds like things never...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-19-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,310
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Wink Yup

I already have it in my daycare. There's a business that does it here and they have branches in most states, so it's obviously a wanted service. We learned about it in Florida and then when we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,905
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Maybe if she's as sweet as you say she is, she...

Maybe if she's as sweet as you say she is, she didn't think her child had the disease until recently. Maybe she spotted some sores on her she's never seen before...ya never know. I would try giving...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,976
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Spank her back!

:eek: Umm i'm pretttty sure that's illegal and you can turn her in for it. I would start by calling social services, they probably run the department for licensing child care businesses. Find out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,976
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
How do you know she spanks her Kids?

Just curious - How do you know she does that?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,820
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Red face Ah those kids

I've had this problem. What works for me: I say "Aaron, these are your choices. You can join us in art time, or you can sit with William (our teacher's assistant) until we're finished." And he'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2008, 04:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,405
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Thumbs down America the Free

:mad:Sorry but if she's done everything she needs to for licensing, she can have her daycare, that's her right. Sounds like you are less worried about the safety of the children and more worried...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2008, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,431
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Unhappy Bummed about mad parents

My contract says:

"I will place a child in time out if I feel that they are a threat to the safety and well being of themselves or others. When this becomes necessary I make sure everyone is all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,431
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Unhappy Parents Upset About Time-Outs?

I had a little girl today who's normally sooo sweet. But today she was just impossible. Every time I turned around she was hitting another child, kicking the baby, after five, FIVE warnings, I...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-29-2008, 11:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 29,676
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
It's true. We're tired.

I offer the second shift but i'm starting to rethink it. I've only gotten one client who needs care for her children that late. Most parents are off by then or have family who's off by then that...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-29-2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 333,553
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
All that could happen even with the provider...

All that could happen even with the provider being licensed if she lived next to you. And the original post that brought on this discussion didn't say it was the provider's choice of business that...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-26-2008, 01:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 29,243
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Red face Let's use our nice words

I understand that, i'm a daycare provider myself. I just think saying you'd feel sorry for the kids if she had any was a little overboard. It's just a discussion board, there's no need to take it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2008, 01:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,671
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Talking Pricing

It really depends on your area. I'm in Northern Cali and I think the highest Daycare provider we have in this area charges $145/wk for full time. I charge $125/wk full time but that's the typical...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2008, 09:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 40,623
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Just...my input

I agree with most of what you said about the payments, but in most states it's illegal to hold someone's things until they pay unless you're an actual storage facility...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,966
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Wow

See that's just scary! The thought of someone calling CPS over something ridiculous is just terrifying to me because I have my own children to worry about.:( I agree about the fine thing, it should...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,966
Posted By lilbiddapopcorn
Angry I don't want to be mean but...

I require parents to pre-pay the Friday before the following week of care. Recently i've had people come in with all kinds of stories about why they can't, but still wanting care. For instance, I...
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