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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By kitykids3
I use long/wide shallow totes (kind of like...

I use long/wide shallow totes (kind of like underbed totes) on the floor so like 3-4 kids can play at a time. I put them on the dining room floor so I can just easily sweep up anything that gets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,405
Posted By kitykids3
For months this was a reality for me. 2 summers...

For months this was a reality for me. 2 summers ago I was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and was stage 3 heart failure. My heart was so weak that they put a wearable (24/7)defibrillator on me for 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,434
Posted By kitykids3
In 10 years I've never officially termed anyone....

In 10 years I've never officially termed anyone. Current family that is leaving in a couple weeks, I realize now I should have termed back a while ago before she took up 2 spots. My gut told me 2.5...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,435
Posted By kitykids3
I sanitize every time a LO puts one in their...

I sanitize every time a LO puts one in their mouth. Well, what I do is I have a 'bleach tub' so kids put them in there and then about once a week I clean them. Sometimes I put them in the dishwasher...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,027
Posted By kitykids3
Is It Just Me?

So I am losing like 3 kids of 7 and the one that was going to return in the fall, isn't.
I have put ads on CL, many fb groups, I'm with r&r, and pretty high in the list on the DCF/YoungStar...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By kitykids3
:lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
Posted By kitykids3
I never take post dated checks. Money is due when...

I never take post dated checks. Money is due when money is due. Only time I even consider a post dated check, is if they are gone on vacation and they write out the next check to be cashed the next...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-06-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,039
Posted By kitykids3
Curious also, how exactly, is she being rude and...

Curious also, how exactly, is she being rude and how exactly did you tell her to 'back off?'
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-06-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,039
Posted By kitykids3
Exactly what everyone else has said since you...

Exactly what everyone else has said since you said you were dropping off and there for 15-20 minutes. My jaw dropped. :eek:
Is she by any chance giving you advice/tips that may have to do with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,630
Posted By kitykids3
For me it depends on the child. If they lay down...

For me it depends on the child. If they lay down and go to sleep good then as early as 12 months. If they're one of the ones that plays around a bit, then they move to a mat when I feel they will not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By kitykids3
I don't exclude based on diagnosis. I exclude on...

I don't exclude based on diagnosis. I exclude on symptoms listed in my handbook. I'm not a doc, I figure if they have those symptoms severe enough to be 'sick' they're sick, whether virus, bacteria...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,946
Posted By kitykids3
It used to bother me a lot. Nowadays it doesn't. ...

It used to bother me a lot. Nowadays it doesn't. If it is the only child here then yes it would, especially since the parents know I am sick and need any time I can get to rest extra. If I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,456
Posted By kitykids3
You are allowing her to be. I find that it...

You are allowing her to be. I find that it happens often for the kids to act up to see 'who's in control.' It had been getting bad for 2 of my kids lately. When it does, I have them ready to go....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,266
Posted By kitykids3
ALL my kiddos need to lay down for rest time. If...

ALL my kiddos need to lay down for rest time. If they don't sleep, they can look at books. If they aren't quiet they go back to layind down. Here I believe up to 5 they have to rest for at least 30...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By kitykids3
4 Year Old Stealing, Sneaky

Hi all, I have a young 4 yr old dcg who has been with me since 5 months. She's always been a little rowdy, noisy, 'energetic (can't sit still for anything except nap), etc. She has always pushed the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By kitykids3
Sounds par for the course. Most likely temporary...

Sounds par for the course. Most likely temporary for a couple weeks. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2016, 05:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By kitykids3
I always say 'lack of planning on your part does...

I always say 'lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part,'. Goes for parents and my staff. lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By kitykids3
Thanks everybody. I had been debating on it after...

Thanks everybody. I had been debating on it after nap, but then she got up, had snack and 10 minutes into playing she threw up so she's not coming anyways now tomorrow. Cough just started yesterday....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,408
Posted By kitykids3
So, whether they want to hear the negatives or...

So, whether they want to hear the negatives or not, you need to get the parents on the same page as you so that baby will sleep. U can't nurse the baby to sleep so she needs to stop that at home. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By kitykids3
Something for Cough for 2 Yr. Old or Exclude?

I have a 2 year old that has a cough and sneezing all day. The cough is not much when up, but she has spent about 80% of naptime awake and coughing. I asked mom to bring something for it tomorrow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,492
Posted By kitykids3
I had a parent come in on Monday and said she did...

I had a parent come in on Monday and said she did well over the weekend and went on potty all weekend (except #2). She didn't train her over her long weekend a few weeks ago like it says in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By kitykids3
This is what I was going to ask. Here we aren't...

This is what I was going to ask. Here we aren't allowed to reheat bottles according to licensing so even if it is 'safe,' not something I'm going to do.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By kitykids3
Two years ago I had 2 infants that were one week...

Two years ago I had 2 infants that were one week apart. They are now two and having siblings. So I currently have 2 infants again (a 4 mo and 6mo old) and I am adding a third in April. I am lucky to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By kitykids3
For the most part I have gotten my things from...

For the most part I have gotten my things from rummage sales and second hand stores. Bookcases, changing tables, rocking chair, kids soft seats, kids kitchen and chair set, toys, etc. mostly second...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,447
Posted By kitykids3
I have always been told that if it is not locked...

I have always been told that if it is not locked away, then it is considered accessible. The reasoning I was told was because a child could climb on something and reach them. Either way I was told...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-01-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,966
Posted By kitykids3
Thank you Tom!

Thank you Tom!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,850
Posted By kitykids3
I've got one that wants to sit around and chat...

I've got one that wants to sit around and chat with kid and me, a lot of the time trying to puff herself up regarding her kid. Even when I give hints like looking at the clock, start closing curtains...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-28-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,966
Posted By kitykids3
So have them sign the w-10 that they understand...

So have them sign the w-10 that they understand that's the total amount they paid to me? Then make a copy and I keep the copy and give them original. Should I put some kind of disclaimer as to why...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-28-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,966
Posted By kitykids3
W-10's and FSA

I don't have any kids personally to claim on my taxes so I don't know how it works, but every one of my families use a FSA account for childcare. Do I still give them a w-10 for the year even though...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-28-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,192
Posted By kitykids3
I don't have cable either so I only have Netflix...

I don't have cable either so I only have Netflix or a couple DVD's if I give the kids TV time and since at least half my time on the internet is for business, I deduct both.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By kitykids3
Personally I wouldn't say anything and just see...

Personally I wouldn't say anything and just see what happens. Doesn't sound like you want or need her back right now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By kitykids3
Have her learn now while new before it causes...

Have her learn now while new before it causes problems later. Just reiterate her contracted days, so therefore you aren't available wed or thur this week. I have a policy that if they want to change...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-30-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,574
Posted By kitykids3
Good things to know. Thanks!

Good things to know. Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By kitykids3
Yes it is. When they are done they go wash hands...

Yes it is. When they are done they go wash hands and then go sit and look at books until I am done cleaning up to read them stories or they go to nap.

ETA: If we were not able to get up to go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By kitykids3
Here I don't allow whining. I teach them at an...

Here I don't allow whining. I teach them at an early age that whining is not ok and they need to use their words. I tell them how they should ask nicely. If the blanket is in his reach I would tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 918
Posted By kitykids3
Thinking the same thing as pp, I hope you are...

Thinking the same thing as pp, I hope you are charging a good deal more for those extra early hours. You could not pay me enough to be up and ready at 4:30am. The other days are all an hour and a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,796
Posted By kitykids3
So in CT, you can't have a baby sleeping inside...

So in CT, you can't have a baby sleeping inside with a monitor?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By kitykids3
The knees are hurting worse day by day and I wake...

The knees are hurting worse day by day and I wake up wondering how I'm gonna make it thru the day (until my painkiller kicks in of course), but the surgery isn't until 2 weeks from today. Getting a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,865
Posted By kitykids3
I like this idea. Never thought of this. Thanks!

I like this idea. Never thought of this. Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 909
Posted By kitykids3
Thanks so much everyone! I think since last night...

Thanks so much everyone! I think since last night I am coming to the realization that part of the difficulty of this might be my own self-esteem and thinking that anything I know is just simple stuff...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 909
Posted By kitykids3
Yes, I was thinking last night that sometimes...

Yes, I was thinking last night that sometimes some of the behavioral problems/transitions, etc can be helped if the environment is set up in a way that works better.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 909
Posted By kitykids3
I was thinking something along these lines,...

I was thinking something along these lines, especially since my new assistant (and most of the assistants I've ever had) can't quite seem to do too well with the mixed age groups and being able to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By kitykids3
Yeah I would look at myself to see if I am giving...

Yeah I would look at myself to see if I am giving enough positive attention to dcg (and all the kids). I would try to give more positive attention unexpectedly (not when she points it out) but at the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 189,669
Posted By kitykids3
Sometimes I stick out my tongue in fun to the...

Sometimes I stick out my tongue in fun to the kids as part of making silly faces to them. Today I did and my 3 month old stuck his tongue out. too cute.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By kitykids3
Thank you ladies!

Thank you ladies!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,865
Posted By kitykids3
I would have guessed a magic eraser, but not...

I would have guessed a magic eraser, but not sure. I always end up replacing mine about every couple years.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 909
Posted By kitykids3
What would you want to learn?

I took a class on becoming a trainer for early childhood educators and I am going to start being a trainer. I have a Bachelor's degree, been in the field over 12 years and am 5 stars. I feel I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By kitykids3
I've recently (in the last year) had 2 employees...

I've recently (in the last year) had 2 employees like that. I wrote them up twice for their various disrespect or lack of doing their job. In their handbook and on the write up form they are informed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,341
Posted By kitykids3
I had 2 of them the first uear but the last...

I had 2 of them the first uear but the last couple years I have had only one and yes they are here 3-4 hours watching, then leave for a half hour lunch, come back and spend another 2-3 hours on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,026
Posted By kitykids3
I don't charge teachers more. All parents pay the...

I don't charge teachers more. All parents pay the same rate for their age child. I think that would cause more confusion. Either they can pay for the spot and it will still be there in the fall or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,026
Posted By kitykids3
I'm from WI, been running my own daycare for 9...

I'm from WI, been running my own daycare for 9 years. I don't guarantee that their spot will be there in the fall if they don't pay for full price all through the summer. They can choose to bring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By kitykids3
I have a 23 month old that is like that right...

I have a 23 month old that is like that right now. I spend time practicing using quiet and loud voices with her like a game, when I don't need her to be quiet. Then when I do, I can tell her and she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By kitykids3
This time I don't feel guilty!

For the 9 years I have been open, I have always felt guilty when closing, even though I know I shouldn't (especially since I don't do it excessively).
This time I have to close and will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By kitykids3
For some it may not be a big deal, but I have...

For some it may not be a big deal, but I have issues with my lower back and I'm about to have a second child in cloth. Even for those without back problems, there may be others who would like some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By kitykids3
Anyone do cloth? Hold a spot wording?

Anyone here do cloth diapers for their families? I do but as I have been doing it I am finding that it takes a tad extra time and extra pressure on my back (because it takes longer to snap all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,203
Posted By kitykids3
I used to like the smaller groups and think they...

I used to like the smaller groups and think they were easier, but as the years have gone on, I now find that the bigger groups (like when I have 7 or 8 vs. 3-4) are easier. Plus more money, and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,431
Posted By kitykids3
I have that exact one for the changing table. I...

I have that exact one for the changing table. I originally used my QRIS grant to get it for the sink, but it's too big for the small space by my sink so I use it now for the changing table. I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,547
Posted By kitykids3
I agree, I don't believe there was an actual...

I agree, I don't believe there was an actual allergy, esp giving the sibling pb.

I don't know if this is true, but if she never provided some documentation of some kind, from doc, something, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,153
Posted By kitykids3
Since I barely have enough space for the daycare...

Since I barely have enough space for the daycare stuff I have I would be honest and tell her that I don't have the space to store them, plus if there was a mess it wouldn't be able to be sprayed with...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-14-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,680
Posted By kitykids3
I think I read somewhere that we have to keep all...

I think I read somewhere that we have to keep all non-daycare food receipts, so I do that. I think it is to prove the distinction. I keep all my other 'personal' receipts anyways just to be safe and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,801
Posted By kitykids3
I've never heard of a % way of figuring it out. I...

I've never heard of a % way of figuring it out. I just pay my substitutes an hourly wage, about $10 an hour.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By kitykids3
lol. funny.

lol. funny.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,578
Posted By kitykids3
What a lady and what a quick change!! Hope...

What a lady and what a quick change!! Hope everything goes ok with the licensing report. Usually when I give a heads up to licensing nothing happens and they agree with me for crazy reasons to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-07-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 61,216
Posted By kitykids3
To answer your first question, I have 10 paid...

To answer your first question, I have 10 paid days a year and paid holidays which are all listed in the contract. If I need a second week of vacation or more 'sick' days etc, then I don't make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,940
Posted By kitykids3
I might get some flack for this, but here goes. ...

I might get some flack for this, but here goes. I personally do not think putting sunscreen on a child is a 'wrong' thing. I think everybody has their different preferences (and skin tolerances...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,543
Posted By kitykids3
I'm on the Food Program because I come out...

I'm on the Food Program because I come out financially better for it because I still claim on taxes along with getting my monthly checks. I believe everybody can, the only thing is you have to also...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-27-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,485
Posted By kitykids3
There is no way I would consider that 'common' or...

There is no way I would consider that 'common' or appropriate. For a couple years, back some years ago, we had a rash of daycare kids being left on buses on the Northside of our city. Because of...
Forum: Curriculum 07-27-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,499
Posted By kitykids3
Here we get points for having written out lesson...

Here we get points for having written out lesson plans and goals, etc. for each individual child connected to the WMELS. I'm the same as pp and I have told my consultants that as long as I can...
Forum: Curriculum 06-24-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,798
Posted By kitykids3
THank you!

THank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,796
Posted By kitykids3
First thing that came to mind is how old is the...

First thing that came to mind is how old is the child? Most states require a rest for children under 5, even if the parent asked, I couldn't accomodate.
For the rare child here that doesn't nap I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,797
Posted By kitykids3
Hmmm, what did I and the pp miss?

Hmmm, what did I and the pp miss?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,135
Posted By kitykids3
I have a 13 mo old that will be gone for the...

I have a 13 mo old that will be gone for the summer too and he's always been a clingy not wanting to do it himself type. The same thought had crossed my mind, but I figured I'd wait and see how it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By kitykids3
This. It would have to be covered and not a...

This. It would have to be covered and not a resistant strain to even consider coming back.
MRSA or what have you, no way. Not coming back until completely gone. I ended up in the hospital a few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,943
Posted By kitykids3
Yeah, not going to happen. I would give up my...

Yeah, not going to happen. I would give up my license before they can tell me that I can't have some quiet time on my laptop while the kids all take their nap. Plus I use my phone for texting parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By kitykids3
Whenever I have babies/toddlers I have them on...

Whenever I have babies/toddlers I have them on morning nap from around 9:30-10:30 and then from 1:00-3:00. Of course I follow their lead but I try to get them on this schedule and then by about...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-29-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,566
Posted By kitykids3
I serve my kids cheerios and bananas once every...

I serve my kids cheerios and bananas once every three weeks. They seem to do fine with it. Because of added sugar I never get any of the Lucky Charms etc, nothing but cheerios. It's sad the sugar...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-28-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,566
Posted By kitykids3
U should have asked her to show you the box so...

U should have asked her to show you the box so you could see the nutrition label. Even IF there was real fruit in the poptart, it still would not count as enough to be a whole serving, especially for...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-28-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,566
Posted By kitykids3
It could possibly count as a grain depending on...

It could possibly count as a grain depending on the age of the child (as in older children need bigger portions). No way would it count as fruit. I have never served Poptarts and wouldn't either,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,444
Posted By kitykids3
I would just confirm you aren't taking children...

I would just confirm you aren't taking children her age and ask if she wants to be put on a waiting list.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,361
Posted By kitykids3
bleach?

bleach?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,505
Posted By kitykids3
I have the rule that they have to put away what...

I have the rule that they have to put away what they are playing with before taking something else out. If they are playing in drama area (with food, dishes, etc.) then they may have no more than 3...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-21-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,592
Posted By kitykids3
I use Minute Menu Kids too and I keep up with...

I use Minute Menu Kids too and I keep up with entering the receipts and invoicing and payments and time/space percentage, etc. throughout the year and then at the end, it's pretty much just pulling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,767
Posted By kitykids3
So when she called you did you ask if someone...

So when she called you did you ask if someone else was coming to get child? Just give her a note saying that starting such a date you will no longer be offering care beyond 5:30 and $xxx late fees...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,291
Posted By kitykids3
Here they have to wear at least a sleeveless...

Here they have to wear at least a sleeveless shirt that is not low cut (don't need to be seeing anything if bending over) and covers the straps and not see through. Shorts must be no more than 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,412
Posted By kitykids3
Yeah, you can do no more late fees. Just give...

Yeah, you can do no more late fees. Just give them notice that next time they are late, it will be immediate termination. Especially if you have a feeling mom knew and didn't prevent the 51 minutes...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-14-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,112
Posted By kitykids3
Either way you should give a written notice to...

Either way you should give a written notice to the owner/director too to be on the safe side. A worker may forget to mention it to the boss, etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 775
Posted By kitykids3
I have a 17 month old right now that is the same...

I have a 17 month old right now that is the same way. There is no other choice than to make her my shadow or I put her in the gated baby room by herself to play if I am not right next to her....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,019
Posted By kitykids3
I really hope they aren't going to make us add...

I really hope they aren't going to make us add another component to the late infants' snack. I think a bottle is sufficient and trying to add a fruit or veggie to a baby that might not have teeth...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By kitykids3
If you really don't care that you risk her...

If you really don't care that you risk her leaving now, then I would tell her now. Just as a courtesy to her and perhaps to help prevent dck having to change schools mid year as that could be rough...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,500
Posted By kitykids3
This, but obviously he'd have to be put on the...

This, but obviously he'd have to be put on the form in the file as a pick up person also.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,197
Posted By kitykids3
I agree with PP. Go cold turkey. Tell them there...

I agree with PP. Go cold turkey. Tell them there will be no more tv. I've never had to go to screen free because I've always just mostly have been. There is no tv in my daycare space. On rare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,344
Posted By kitykids3
Just curious, not sure about your state, but here...

Just curious, not sure about your state, but here I am not allowed to have visitors hang out unless I have done a background check on them. Maybe use that as an excuse? But then he couldn't come at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By kitykids3
Glad you posted it here. I didn't think of doing...

Glad you posted it here. I didn't think of doing that while I was sending in my comment earlier today. None of them would really bother me, but if I do serve flavored milk, it's hard to find fat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,234
Posted By kitykids3
Not to complain, but I would like a bigger house...

Not to complain, but I would like a bigger house with an open concept for my daycare. I love having daycare on it's own floor away from living area, but a 1300 sq ft house cut into 2 leaves only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,882
Posted By kitykids3
I'm the same. I have my own 3 week rotating menu...

I'm the same. I have my own 3 week rotating menu that follows the Food Program guidelines. I offer the food. If they don't want to eat then that's fine but I don't make them anything else and don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By kitykids3
Honestly, I don't remember. I found them online,...

Honestly, I don't remember. I found them online, they were about $25-30 each. I can see if I can find them and post a link for you. Some I bought at a rummage sale from a lady closing her daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,401
Posted By kitykids3
No she termed this morning.

No she termed this morning.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By kitykids3
Same here, the mats are laid out by me. They are...

Same here, the mats are laid out by me. They are folded and put up high by me. They are only used for sleeping. The kids are not allowed to jump on them, play with them etc. Mine have lasted for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,435
Posted By kitykids3
Nope. Of 6 families, one gave me a box of...

Nope. Of 6 families, one gave me a box of chocolates and a card yesterday (she's a teacher so I think she's the only one that knows). The chocolates I'll prob share with the kiddos and assistant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,492
Posted By kitykids3
For PT kiddos they pay their hourly rate up to...

For PT kiddos they pay their hourly rate up to 9.5 hours a day. FT get their weekly rate for up to 9.5 hrs/day and 47.5 per week. Anything beyond 9.5 or 47.5/week for either is $7.00 per hour. I do...
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