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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 139
Posted By storybookending
I would be cautious about it. Iíve had moisture...

I would be cautious about it. Iíve had moisture get inside them from the under 1 getting ahold of them when the bigs were playing with them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 139
Posted By storybookending
I mean I clean all of my toys by hand every other...

I mean I clean all of my toys by hand every other month or so just to be sure they are clean clean clean bc I’m kind of weird.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 139
Posted By storybookending
I clean them by hand with Clorox wipes

I clean them by hand with Clorox wipes
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 391
Posted By storybookending
I prefer these shoes hahaha ETA the ones I...

I prefer these shoes hahaha

ETA the ones I prefer have the Velcro part on the top not around the ankle
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 391
Posted By storybookending
My first thought initially was rompers. I have...

My first thought initially was rompers. I have one little girl that wore a bunch when she was 2 but once they started potty training shortly after she stopped wearing them. Sheís 4 now.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 321
Posted By storybookending
I would change my hours to 5:00PM and not give it...

I would change my hours to 5:00PM and not give it a second thought. You canít change the way a person parents or how much time they spend with their children. You canít only change what you are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By storybookending
That isnít that bad esp if itís only 2 times a...

That isnít that bad esp if itís only 2 times a week. I feel like in my experience having part time kids like that makes it harder for them to adjust but this little boy had been in your care on a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By storybookending
I remember your posts about this kid very well....

I remember your posts about this kid very well. No way would I still be putting up with this family.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 07-17-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By storybookending
Is a refrigerator available? They make a ton of...

Is a refrigerator available? They make a ton of stuff microwaveable these days but the quality isnít as great.. although I am not sure on the size of the group you need to feed and if that is doable....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By storybookending
I would suggest talking to your licensor or...

I would suggest talking to your licensor or someone in their office if they have different people cover family daycares than centers, and having someone with the state walk through with you and tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 513
Posted By storybookending
I would tell him I’m a mandated reporter and if I...

I would tell him I’m a mandated reporter and if I saw it again report it.

Growing up we did this and also drove around on the lawnmowers (blades up) and 4 wheelers alone WAYY to young. We would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By storybookending
Curious to why you say you need to give a reason?...

Curious to why you say you need to give a reason? I would just go with something like this:

ďDear DCM,

ABC Daycare is restructuring and will only be able to offer enrollment to children...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-05-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By storybookending
Everyone thatís on my new contracts pays the same...

Everyone thatís on my new contracts pays the same amount by the week regardless on if they are full or part time. They get 10 days a year where they donít have to pay and they can take them whenever...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 565
Posted By storybookending
Would I? No never but some people just donít...

Would I? No never but some people just donít care. Honestly I donít fret about it because clients that are willing to sacrifice care of their child over a few dollars are not the types of people I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 626
Posted By storybookending
Does the father collect any type of social...

Does the father collect any type of social security from his mother dying? You could accept that amount although Iím sure it is probably far less than $1000 a month.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 320
Posted By storybookending
I mean I am in WI so maybe that makes a...

I mean I am in WI so maybe that makes a difference? Interested if BC reads this if she notices a majority of her dcks coming in/leaving wearing coats. What state are you in again CH? I am thinking TN...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 320
Posted By storybookending
Cool Of my 6 daycare families only one actually does...

Of my 6 daycare families only one actually does the noncoats in the car thing. I think itís WAY less common to not wear a coat.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 565
Posted By storybookending
This.

This.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By storybookending
Sounds like she is still tired. I would put her...

Sounds like she is still tired. I would put her in her bed.

Does she only do this for mom? Could someone else do the drop offs?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 320
Posted By storybookending
You also have to consider that not every state...

You also have to consider that not every state gets to a cold enough temp where hypothermia would even begin to set it whereas the temperature only needs to be in the upper 70s or low 80s (not sure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 320
Posted By storybookending
I have a child with a Sept 16th birthday hahaha

I have a child with a Sept 16th birthday hahaha
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 320
Posted By storybookending
Cars heat up faster than they cool down. A child...

Cars heat up faster than they cool down. A child left in the car in the winter will likely have a coat on and the car will take hours to cool below freezing whereas sometimes minutes to reach a temp...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,339
Posted By storybookending
Thumbs down Oh no fevers are gone and I already have a policy...

Oh no fevers are gone and I already have a policy that fevers need to be under 101 without meds for 24 hours after returning to daycare. I donít care the reason for the fever to be honest. As for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,339
Posted By storybookending
This is the kind of stuff I am getting from my...

This is the kind of stuff I am getting from my research. None of the moms yet have asked about attending tomorrow yet so I havenít had to give an answer yet. Maybe exclude the 10 month old another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,339
Posted By storybookending
Sorry the “test” wording was my own as I wasn’t...

Sorry the “test” wording was my own as I wasn’t sure if it was a test or an exam. She took the child in bc he also has/had a rash but doc said that it isn’t HFM, she took him in after I texted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,339
Posted By storybookending
Welp HFM has hit my daycare for the first time. I...

Welp HFM has hit my daycare for the first time. I have one sib set and only the boy has it but mom is also keeping sister home as a precaution, she ran a fever this weekend. Actually I sent them both...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,339
Posted By storybookending
I have meds on site for each child but itís more...

I have meds on site for each child but itís more in a ďif you child suddenly becomes ill I will administer while you close up shop at work to keep them comfortable while you get hereĒ sort of thing....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By storybookending
I think it is important to treat the child the...

I think it is important to treat the child the same in terms of stating the rules for safety but as far as understanding I think this would depend on the specific child and their functionality....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,339
Posted By storybookending
I donít care if he is ďfine nowĒ if a child needs...

I donít care if he is ďfine nowĒ if a child needs meds to be here they donít need to be here. Iím mostly just pissed Iím awake now :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,339
Posted By storybookending
First time having push back on any of my policies...

First time having push back on any of my policies but I stood my ground. No I will not just keep your child with a fever medicated all day long to keep it down.. that is NOT how this works. I had...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-22-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By storybookending
Pizza for sure. Spaghetti is always gobbled up....

Pizza for sure. Spaghetti is always gobbled up. They love corn on the cob, they also think they are cool when we have corn dogs bc of the stick.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By storybookending
I used to work as a nanny. One year when the...

I used to work as a nanny. One year when the youngest child of my nanny family was about 1.5 I gave her a cozy coupe car for Christmas. They moved when the child was 4 and since she was their last...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-21-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By storybookending
tried the thin strips and ranch and itís still a...

tried the thin strips and ranch and itís still a no go with this current group. they eat just about everything else so I shouldnít complain!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By storybookending
My niece that doesnít attend daycare here has one...

My niece that doesnít attend daycare here has one of the pacifier clip ones. I never thought to use it with an older kid. My soon to be 2 year old was going through a biting thing maybe a month ago....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By storybookending
Most job applications have a space to write the...

Most job applications have a space to write the duration of the time you spent employed at each place. I would just add that management changed and list the name of your supervisor and mention again...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By storybookending
Is this outside or somewhere where he needs his...

Is this outside or somewhere where he needs his hand held for safety? If so you could use one of those backpack leashes. If not he probably just wants his independence and if so just let him walk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 487
Posted By storybookending
I had an opening at the end of January and did a...

I had an opening at the end of January and did a phone interview with a family. We ended up setting a time for an actual interview but after I hung up the phone I had a horrible feeling about them....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By storybookending
We have a book called Manners Mashup it is a SA...

We have a book called Manners Mashup it is a SA book but I adapt the words on some of the pages to better fit my group. There is a two page spread on each area “school bus” ”classroom” “cafeteria”...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By storybookending
Any girl that Iíve met that age loves fuse beads...

Any girl that Iíve met that age loves fuse beads and can stay occupied for hours. When I worked at a school aged summer camp they were by far the most used toy/craft item among the 5-9 year old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By storybookending
They leave comments as well. Iíve only ever...

They leave comments as well. Iíve only ever bumped it a couple of times and noticed soon enough to delete the comment.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By storybookending
I am super picky about they kind of ďartĒ I am...

I am super picky about they kind of ďartĒ I am going to allow on my walls as when the daycare kids are gone this is my living space and I donít want to feel like I live in a daycare. My daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By storybookending
Someone near me is selling these snowshoes. When...

Someone near me is selling these snowshoes. When I click the post to see more information all of these ďquick addĒ blue bubbles pop up and if you bump one it automatically posts it. I see at least a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,035
Posted By storybookending
Can you write down everything you said to her...

Can you write down everything you said to her exactly so I can do exactly as you did? Never having another teacher call me for daycare again sounds like a dream :lol:

I know it works for some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By storybookending
Did the person mean to ask that? I know in those...

Did the person mean to ask that? I know in those Facebook groups they have “quick add” questions .. “is this still available” “is the price negotiable” etc and they are so easy to click on accident....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By storybookending
Thanks! Thinking of replicating with 1-3 pictures...

Thanks! Thinking of replicating with 1-3 pictures and on the other sides of the cubes maybe sayings like ďchip off the old blockĒ ďhappy motherís/fatherís dayĒ ďI love youĒ ď2018Ē maybe a big heart?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By storybookending
Do you have pictures of what these look like...

Do you have pictures of what these look like finished? If you do would you mind PMíing then to me? Iím trying to bank ideas for future years until I have enough to get a good rotation.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,035
Posted By storybookending
By definition ďmillennialsĒ are between the ages...

By definition ďmillennialsĒ are between the ages of 22 and 37 which technically is all of my parents. Iím going to assume you mean the ď20 somethingsĒ. So far Iíve found that the younger parents are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By storybookending
I did 4 pictures of each child holding the...

I did 4 pictures of each child holding the letters D A D and a heart. I mod podged them to tiles like a previous poster said to make coasters. I am also going to do a resin layer sometime this week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 732
Posted By storybookending
I am glad that it went relatively smooth for you...

I am glad that it went relatively smooth for you and that you had a parent helper! Enjoy your summer off.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By storybookending
If you are worried about the financial hit and...

If you are worried about the financial hit and the child isnít a problem there is nothing wrong with lining up a child of an age that you want first and then giving notice to the family of the 6...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 891
Posted By storybookending
I am with whoever said celery. My kids wonít...

I am with whoever said celery. My kids wonít touch it, even with raisins and peanut butter.. sucks bc itís my favorite snack. I also gave up on chicken noodle soup and grapefruit.

I HATE the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By storybookending
Yeah we have to call (or email) our licensor too...

Yeah we have to call (or email) our licensor too but requiring a note for parents to sign is a new requirement for me. I don’t use a sub often (2-3 times a year only) and I just verbally tell the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By storybookending
Wow I didnít know there were rules on things like...

Wow I didnít know there were rules on things like this, makes sense but still crazy to me!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By storybookending
Do you need to say anything? If both of your...

Do you need to say anything? If both of your assistants are full time and know the children and families well and you are within ratio does it matter?

ďDear Parents:
Starting June X, 2018 I...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-30-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By storybookending
The Learning Tree

The Learning Tree
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 519
Posted By storybookending
I plan the menu for the upcoming week every...

I plan the menu for the upcoming week every Thursday morning and grocery shop every Thursday night. I used to do Fridays but I was feeling like you and just wanted to be done by the time 5:30 rolled...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By storybookending
I ran a school aged program for years. I will...

I ran a school aged program for years. I will never go back.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By storybookending
I look at things like this his way. If I...

I look at things like this his way. If I unexpectedly had to close for an extended period of time and then was able to reopen I would for sure be reaching out to the families that I had enrolled to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 844
Posted By storybookending
All of these issues individually would probably...

All of these issues individually would probably be something that I would try hard to make work out. All of them from the same mom? Next!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 732
Posted By storybookending
We are just trying to help, itís nice to get...

We are just trying to help, itís nice to get advice from people who have been there done that. Some that may have possibly tried something like what you are attempting and just offering words of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 732
Posted By storybookending
The Montessori school by me all does matching...

The Montessori school by me all does matching shirts when they go anywhere so they can easily spot which kids are theirs in places where there are a bunch of other children.

I am assuming you are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By storybookending
Put him in a onesie until he can either use the...

Put him in a onesie until he can either use the bathroom with no accidents or understand that can cant just take off his pull up/diaper whenever he pleases.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,246
Posted By storybookending
We are supposed to here. I always do. If anything...

We are supposed to here. I always do. If anything happened to a child in my care I would be devastated. If it was something I couldíve prevented with a simple text and didnít I couldnít live with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By storybookending
I would also wait until the interviews are over...

I would also wait until the interviews are over this week. If you like another family better offer them the spot and tell them they have 24 hours to confirm if they want it and pay the holding fee....
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-20-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,113
Posted By storybookending
I am also confused as to what legal action you...

I am also confused as to what legal action you could possibly want to be taking. Did you prepay for a bunch of weeks and you are trying to get money back? Is she still expecting you to pay for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By storybookending
I would probably put it back on the parent if you...

I would probably put it back on the parent if you donít want to accept credit cards. Dad can pay mom and mom can continue to pay you in cash. Otherwise Iíve only been using Venmo about a month but it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By storybookending
Why do they need to move to ATM/credit cards? Is...

Why do they need to move to ATM/credit cards? Is this something you are requesting? I personally donít take credit cards. They can pay by cash or check or I just recently added Venmo as an option...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By storybookending
I would not say a word until I had a concrete...

I would not say a word until I had a concrete plan. I like the PP idea of giving a credit if they bring in a new family. Say a family refers a family and after the new family makes it through the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By storybookending
My whole house is daycare so we just use my...

My whole house is daycare so we just use my fridge but I was going to suggest a mini fridge before getting that far into your post.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By storybookending
My niece (2.5) has recently started this although...

My niece (2.5) has recently started this although it is random and short screeches and only about 3-4 times a day. Usually just when she gets really excited about something. Still drives me nuts. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By storybookending
I would stop allowing this child access to other...

I would stop allowing this child access to other parents if your layout allows. He is just looking for attention, take away the opportunity.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 733
Posted By storybookending
I have been following Denita since someone posted...

I have been following Denita since someone posted about her play accounts page a few weeks ago and she is where a lot of my thinking has been coming from along with other outside research Iíve been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By storybookending
Thanks to all the ladies and gents here that...

Thanks to all the ladies and gents here that freely share their wisdom and guidance with everyone! I truly appreciate this forum and all of you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 733
Posted By storybookending
This is why I found this topic of discussion so...

This is why I found this topic of discussion so interesting. It stemmed from the “what phrases do you use the most in your daycare” thread. I really started paying attention to the things I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 733
Posted By storybookending
I am still on the fence with this but I have been...

I am still on the fence with this but I have been doing a lot of reading on creative outdoor play and I feel bad having these things off limits entirely as I would never want to hinder their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 733
Posted By storybookending
Sticks

Just wondering..

Do you let your children play with sticks they find in the yard? What about rocks? Can they pick the grass?

Discuss..
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,889
Posted By storybookending
I donít bring it up at all. Obviously from time...

I donít bring it up at all. Obviously from time to time I will have food cooking already or in a slow cooker. Anyone thatís going to make a fuss about it is not someone I want as a client. Do they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By storybookending
Next time I would require that they give notice...

Next time I would require that they give notice in writing as this kind of thing could be avoided. Even if you are operating legally unlicensed and taking only a small amount of children you can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By storybookending
Ah gotcha! Good luck!

Ah gotcha! Good luck!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By storybookending
I would word it as if it was a notice that got...

I would word it as if it was a notice that got sent out to everyone even if you only end up giving it to the one mom. Just very general.

Dear Families,
Due to our program being restructured ABC...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 747
Posted By storybookending
Another vote for just say no now. I wouldnít even...

Another vote for just say no now. I wouldnít even go though with the tour as I am a big ďI donít want my time wasted on someone I will never enrollĒ girl. This is not something you usually do and it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By storybookending
The child has never been to your daycare then...

The child has never been to your daycare then before? Is it assumed that she comes Fridays or is it by availability? Can you just say you are full or could you just put out a general notice to all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,043
Posted By storybookending
This is something I would like to look into as I...

This is something I would like to look into as I would like to lose 30ish lbs before my sisters wedding next year but I do not think I have the will power!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 08:08 AM
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Posted By storybookending
I have one little girl who eats breakfast in the...

I have one little girl who eats breakfast in the car while mom takes the older boys to school and back. She usually has summer sausage and cheese for breakfast. Donít get me wrong I LOVE summer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By storybookending
Do you have any local ďfor saleĒ groups on...

Do you have any local ďfor saleĒ groups on Facebook? I have found all of the pack n plays used in my care on those types of sites and have never paid more than $25 for one. I find they are typically...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By storybookending
Couldnít you just say you are rebranding your...

Couldnít you just say you are rebranding your program and will no longer be taking school aged kids? If you are licsenced you could say you are relicensing/restructuring. I know you said you didnít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 488
Posted By storybookending
Also consider if you can emotionally handle...

Also consider if you can emotionally handle keeping just babies. I had 2-3 days so far in my career where I only ended up with a couple kiddos under two and by the end of the day I was dying for some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By storybookending
I’m not sure I understand the issue? If the child...

I’m not sure I understand the issue? If the child is actually sleeping the way mom claims then I guess they just need the rest. Mom is perfectly capable of keeping him up longer if she truly wants...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 11:40 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,339
Posted By storybookending
Tuesday night everyone is gone except one family....

Tuesday night everyone is gone except one family. The 3 year old was going to the bathroom. She does this independently and has for over a year. I go in to do something.. I cannot remember what and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 499
Posted By storybookending
Okay just read the replies. I would be demanding...

Okay just read the replies. I would be demanding that the child be bought bigger diapers and dressed in appropriate sized clothing. Educate mom if that what she needs but if it is just laziness turn...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 499
Posted By storybookending
I havenít read the replies but is the child in...

I havenít read the replies but is the child in the wrong size diapers or a lesser quality brand? If so maybe that would also help. The pooping is one thing but for it to be leaking so much is what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 868
Posted By storybookending
Thanks! I googled searched last night and all...

Thanks! I googled searched last night and all that I could find was some forum posts from October saying that it wasnít an option yet but that things are always changing.

I just downloaded Venmo...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 548
Posted By storybookending
I have a sectional and a rocking chair in my...

I have a sectional and a rocking chair in my living room. The kids are only allowed on the sectional for the time between nap and snack and only if they are watching whatever show I put on for them....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By storybookending
I would for sure be telling her that while you...

I would for sure be telling her that while you were glad that you could help out for awhile that she has XX amount of time to secure new care as you have a full time client coming in and that it is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,339
Posted By storybookending
I am not sure I would continue to care for this...

I am not sure I would continue to care for this child. A comment like that shows that mom doesnít trust you and I cannot and will not work for a parent that doesnít trust me.. there is enough...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By storybookending
My nap time is from 12-2. Typically the first to...

My nap time is from 12-2. Typically the first to wake up wakes up around 1:45PM. I try to have them lay on their beds quietly until 2 if they wake up sooner but if my almost 2 year old that is in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 868
Posted By storybookending
I donít know the answer to this as I chose to go...

I donít know the answer to this as I chose to go with Venmo over zelle. I sent the link out to all my interested parents tonight. Does anyone know the answer to the question ďcan I set up recurring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By storybookending
Do you have an extra pack n play? I would make...

Do you have an extra pack n play? I would make her stay in it with toys when I couldnít be right next to her until she calms down a bit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 868
Posted By storybookending
I downloaded Venmo yesterday and got everything...

I downloaded Venmo yesterday and got everything verified by this morning. I am testing it out with my SIL this week to see if I like it before letting my other parents know about it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By storybookending
I live in WI. I don’t worry about rain gear so...

I live in WI. I don’t worry about rain gear so much as the snow gear. I do not supply and I require the gear be here daily Nov-April. No one has had an issue just leaving everything here. But I do...
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