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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 04:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By daycarediva
What kind of screaming? Like unhappy I'm about to...

What kind of screaming? Like unhappy I'm about to cry?

Is there any time she does NOT scream?

What happens if you don't indulge it?

Can she follow other directions?

Depending on the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum Yesterday, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By daycarediva
THANK YOU from the bottom of my provider (and...

THANK YOU from the bottom of my provider (and anti CIO mama's) heart for helping your child be the best him he can be! Your provider will be appreciative, but the baby benefits the most. It IS more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 10:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 387
Posted By daycarediva
yup. I have taken a similar...

yup.



I have taken a similar replacement to grandma as well. Because my dd now refers to me with that, some of the kids are as well.

Miss Myname
Myname
Gigi
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 392
Posted By daycarediva
beautiful!

beautiful!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 791
Posted By daycarediva
If she thought antipyretics cure a fever I'm...

If she thought antipyretics cure a fever I'm puzzled by how she managed to get a BSN, and what other crucial information she doesn't know.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By daycarediva
Make an addendum to your illness policy that...

Make an addendum to your illness policy that excludes for SYMPTOMS of illness. "Sorry dcm, I exclude for symptoms. Regardless if the diarrhea is caused by dairy intolerance or a stomach bug, the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 791
Posted By daycarediva
This was my thought and it seems consistent with...

This was my thought and it seems consistent with what the parent has since stated on this thread. Sounds like a staffing issue AND/OR below...



I don't even check temps until 30 minutes after...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-14-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 36,741
Posted By daycarediva
This is what a trial period is for. I can tell...

This is what a trial period is for. I can tell based on improvement over the time the child is in care for the day how 'easy' of a transition it will be. A child who cries continually is very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,529
Posted By daycarediva
Here it is in our regulations, if we have online...

Here it is in our regulations, if we have online parent access to cameras, we have to give the info to licensing.

Ya....NOPE.

"Little Johnny cried for 2 minutes until someone wiped his nose...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By daycarediva
This is pretty much how I do mine, too. I charge...

This is pretty much how I do mine, too. I charge half my drop in rate, too. ($25)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 287
Posted By daycarediva
Can you safely supervise them outside while still...

Can you safely supervise them outside while still inside? watch from window? I would try to get them outside!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-13-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By daycarediva
I actually do this- my daycare bathroom is...

I actually do this- my daycare bathroom is exclusive use M-F but on Saturday and Sunday my kids/their friends use it. Every Friday I clean it top to bottom, put a new TP and paper towel roll in there...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-13-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By daycarediva
My current crew WILL NOT TOUCH RICE. WHAT!?...

My current crew WILL NOT TOUCH RICE.

WHAT!?

We eat sooooo much ww pasta, ww crackers, ww bread. UGH.

Not even quinoa. Nope.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 244
Posted By daycarediva
I have a kid with SPD- OP specifically stated the...

I have a kid with SPD- OP specifically stated the average child and those without medical/psychological issues.

SPD is a game changer, I feel your pain.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 244
Posted By daycarediva
I agree with you, OP. There is a LOT of snacks....

I agree with you, OP. There is a LOT of snacks. Half my kids come after eating a snack in the car, half have snacks waiting in the car for the ride home.

They never experience true hunger. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 737
Posted By daycarediva
This is what I would do, too. LMAO at the...

This is what I would do, too.

LMAO at the Axe ban. Our schools have an essential oil ban. Teachers sending kids home due to odor. I have the same ban. Eucalyptus, peppermint, lemongrass, tea tree,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By daycarediva
Depends on your state and your inspector. I...

Depends on your state and your inspector.

I had four inspections in a two week time frame when I went to a larger license.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 809
Posted By daycarediva
same! I have TWO who are enticed out...

same!



I have TWO who are enticed out the door DAILY with "what show do you want to watch?" or they wouldn't leave without throwing a fit. They NEVER ask for TV here, probably because it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 455
Posted By daycarediva
HAHA! SAME! I finish off the kids veggies,...

HAHA! SAME!

I finish off the kids veggies, daily. I really like them, and it helps the kids eat them more when they see them eaten and enjoyed. I make a big production if they 'eat all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4,193
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 407,368
Posted By daycarediva
Oh my! I made my parents all confirm/deny by 9pm...

Oh my! I made my parents all confirm/deny by 9pm last night. :ouch:




SERIOUSLY! I hate the 'it must be daycare's fault'... thought process!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By daycarediva
If you want that niche market, you could always...

If you want that niche market, you could always use something like

Sunny...... Nursery School

and attach Sunny .... Nursery School and Daycare

I used preschool because I catered to 2-5...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By daycarediva
I would send them back as is, I don't have a...

I would send them back as is, I don't have a bottle brush, or any reason to have one otherwise.

I'd RINSE, and that's it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 785
Posted By daycarediva
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 905
Posted By daycarediva
We celebrate it. No clue what we are doing...

We celebrate it.

No clue what we are doing yet though....
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-05-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 36,741
Posted By daycarediva
I would have terminated immediately. If you...

I would have terminated immediately. If you posted a bad review, especially without speaking to me to address your concerns to attempt to resolve them before hand. No way would I work with you as a...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-05-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By daycarediva
My first few years in business I made almost no...

My first few years in business I made almost no 'profit', due to deductions..

Same with start up costs for my husbands commercial construction business.

Looks about right (maybe even on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 301
Posted By daycarediva
I LOVE doing it this way. I keep a few extras of...

I LOVE doing it this way. I keep a few extras of those items on hand so I can get them on sale and have them as needed. Right now I found blankets on clearance at Target so I have 6 gender neutral...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 625
Posted By daycarediva
Email a heads up to your licensar. Consider...

Email a heads up to your licensar.

Consider adding a paragraph about not carrying children up/down the stairs if they're capable.

Does your homeowners cover your daycare? Mine does not.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 502
Posted By daycarediva
Yup. MY CHILDREN. Which my JOB supports. In...

Yup. MY CHILDREN. Which my JOB supports.

In any other field it would be ludicrous to (attempt to) make you feel guilty for expecting payment as agreed upon.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 301
Posted By daycarediva
There is nothing in my regs about it, but I found...

There is nothing in my regs about it, but I found that using the pool toy replacement patches work well to give me a little bit more time.

I also now by the angeles germ free nap mats with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 554
Posted By daycarediva
I would explain the situation to your daycare...

I would explain the situation to your daycare parents, and if you ARE replacing her, tell them your plan. If you aren't, I would be giving her AND my families notice at the same time.

That...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 554
Posted By daycarediva
Nope. No way. She isn't reliable enough to work...

Nope. No way. She isn't reliable enough to work in this field.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-31-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By daycarediva
I understand your frustration. You never...

I understand your frustration.

You never took them to court? I would.

You don't have to give them a total but if they give you a w-10 you MUST fill it out.

In addition, they have your info...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-31-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 25,934
Posted By daycarediva
Yup. I am not required to give you a total. I do,...

Yup. I am not required to give you a total. I do, because I need to for my own purposes anyway.



Their own cancelled checks or bank statements?

I have a printable copy of a generic...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By daycarediva
I built a barrier, it's just a mesh/adjustable...

I built a barrier, it's just a mesh/adjustable screen on velcro, I placed it a good 1" away from the window using a piece of wood. Works well, was cheap and keeps them from hitting the actual window.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 579
Posted By daycarediva
That child would have been gone the day I heard...

That child would have been gone the day I heard that racial slur. That's learned behavior, and there is NO WAY I would allow someone to come into my home and disrespect me/my home/my family and my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By daycarediva
I have IBS. On awful days, I have someone come...

I have IBS. On awful days, I have someone come fill in for me.

Keep a food diary, reduce stress, steroids help.

If you're such a SMALL operation, (only 9 families) what's your profit margin...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By daycarediva
:lol: Got a text after drop off "Oh I forgot...

:lol:

Got a text after drop off "Oh I forgot my checkbook. Can I pay you Monday?"

"yup, just add the $50 late fee, or I can invoice you..."

magically, she was able to find her atm card to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By daycarediva
Add in hand washing, as pp mentioned, and getting...

Add in hand washing, as pp mentioned, and getting outside, healthy eating, etc.

I find parents DO NOT wash hands. I'm a nut about it. As soon as kids come in, they take off their stuff, and go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By daycarediva
I don't think what you did was out of line at...

I don't think what you did was out of line at all.

I usually try to use natural consequences, but I up the ante for hitting. At 5? NO WAY is that acceptable.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,219
Posted By daycarediva
brightwheel is still free, only you don't get...

brightwheel is still free, only you don't get some premium features (like video)

I have used it daily for almost 2 years now and I still love it. I don't use the payment feature, as I found that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 477
Posted By daycarediva
Yep. They need clothes when they start,...

Yep.

They need clothes when they start, I'll even wash those. Easier and sanity saving.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By daycarediva
yes yes yes! I just had the same kid. Came...

yes yes yes!

I just had the same kid. Came from a center, super hands off, whatever to shut you up style parents.

He was A W F U L the first week. I then started giving him 1:1 when he first...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 919
Posted By daycarediva
They kept finding something 'they forgot to...

They kept finding something 'they forgot to check' (eg the one bedroom I pointed out twice)

or they wanted me to fix "the chipped paint" after she scraped an eraser head size spot from the corner...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By daycarediva
Yep. She picks him up, takes him home and puts...

Yep. She picks him up, takes him home and puts him to bed? ZERO M-F facetime? NO WAY, I would speak up.

Sleep issues aside, this is terrible parenting.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4,193
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 407,368
Posted By daycarediva
Turn it around on him! "Oh, you're tattling...

Turn it around on him!

"Oh, you're tattling to get Joey in trouble. Ms. F does not like that."

:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By daycarediva
I only close in a state of emergency where there...

I only close in a state of emergency where there is a travel ban, and it's paid.

Other situations that would warrant closure for me- power outages in winter (no way to keep the kids warm) and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By daycarediva
The sound of my DS playing trumpet from the...

The sound of my DS playing trumpet from the adjacent room? No seriously, he gets home from school and starts homework, band first, right at the end of rest time. So right now they're being woken to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 650
Posted By daycarediva
Nope. No electronics. I do allow toys from...

Nope. No electronics.

I do allow toys from home on share days, but no movies/ipads/electronics at all. (and for those toys with batteries, they get taken out or turned off).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 919
Posted By daycarediva
I had to submit a copy of my parent handbook, and...

I had to submit a copy of my parent handbook, and discipline policy to the state, if I make changes, I must GET IT APPROVED FIRST. :eek:

I am like BC- I couldn't operate illegally, but dang it, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 919
Posted By daycarediva
Sure they can pop in whenever, but the kid goes...

Sure they can pop in whenever, but the kid goes with them when they leave. :D

My state regs say a parent has to have access to their child at any time during care.

I HIGHLY discourage rest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4,193
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 407,368
Posted By daycarediva
Unfortunately people lie about car seats having...

Unfortunately people lie about car seats having been in accidents.

I know a fireman who cuts the straps and marks the manufacturers part in sharpie. It's something HE does, and he has told his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 832
Posted By daycarediva
I have found the opposite, unfortunately. This...

I have found the opposite, unfortunately. This may be an economic factor, but in my cases of extreme behaviors in children, the parents were the over the top, coddling, helicopter type.


...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-11-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By daycarediva
I don't have a separate house, but I do have...

I don't have a separate house, but I do have separate bank accounts and HIGHLY recommend them to keep expenses separate. It's SUPER easy to go through my business bank statements to corroborate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4,193
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 407,368
Posted By daycarediva
oh no. I'm in my 30's and already need a...

oh no. I'm in my 30's and already need a checklist.

DH jokes that I have early onset alzheimers. I swear it's like having 300 tabs open in my brain and when I close one 50 more pop up. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By daycarediva
yup. I just 'got into it' with a dcm for...

yup.

I just 'got into it' with a dcm for allowing her child to climb up the stairs on the side to my main floor and jumping off.

Uh, NOPE. HOLD HIS HAND, walk him to the car.

If he fell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By daycarediva
eye grossness that comes back after I wipe goes...

eye grossness that comes back after I wipe goes home. Any pinkness is an immediate ticket home.

IDC if it's viral, bacterial, or make up. I can't make that judge and pink eye SUCKS.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By daycarediva
At interview I tell my families that I am...

At interview I tell my families that I am interviewing other clients (and I DO interview a LOT of clients for any opening), that I will chose a good fit for the space based on attendance needed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By daycarediva
I love part time. I don't have any issues filling...

I love part time. I don't have any issues filling in gaps as I find the demand for my services are high (UPK in my area charges, and then parents would have to pay for wrap around care, so I am a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By daycarediva
I have a 4mo who has severe reflux. We...

I have a 4mo who has severe reflux.

We switched formulas THREE TIMES and finally found one that helps (nutramigen).

We went to twice daily reflux med dosing.

We see the pediatrician every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By daycarediva
:ouch: I had a dcg stick a Lego in her nose...

:ouch:

I had a dcg stick a Lego in her nose once. A 4.5yo. Shoved it hard enough up there that when I removed it with tweezers (it was still visible, so I felt comfortable doing so, and I didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 04:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By daycarediva
I hate SA. Not the kids even, I am just not set...

I hate SA. Not the kids even, I am just not set up to entertain/occupy that age group. I just no longer take them. Not for a day, a week, or a summer. :ouch:

It sounds like they are on a drop in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By daycarediva
I have snowflakes. Original, I know. :p

I have snowflakes. Original, I know. :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 874
Posted By daycarediva
Gradual increases, say $5/week quarterly until...

Gradual increases, say $5/week quarterly until currently enrolled families hit your going rate.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 594
Posted By daycarediva
Depends. For families who are regularly...

Depends.

For families who are regularly respectful/on time. They usually try to leave work early to pick up on time. Last week a dcm left work 20 minutes early only to arrive 10 minutes late. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By daycarediva
My families are half and half, and same. I post...

My families are half and half, and same. I post winter safety reminders (car seat safety, carbon monoxide safety, etc) and summer safety reminders (water safety, sunscreen safety, heat stroke)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4,193
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 407,368
Posted By daycarediva
Nope, but SCREENS are. :( The regression is real.

Nope, but SCREENS are. :( The regression is real.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By daycarediva
LOVE your entry! We are required to post...

LOVE your entry!


We are required to post our license, schedule, emergency evacuation diagrams, emergency telephone numbers, compliance history and an assortment of 'suggested' items.

I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By daycarediva
This. Care in our area is hard to find, and I...

This. Care in our area is hard to find, and I ended up giving contractually obligated notice. If they found new care sooner, you can't really blame them for switching sooner.

I sent home a letter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By daycarediva
I have the alphabet and number set for the light...

I have the alphabet and number set for the light table and they're huge. Definitely fine for all kids. I also have the color swatches, and magnatiles are great on the light table, too.

We also do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By daycarediva
Run the numbers, write up the pros and cons. ...

Run the numbers, write up the pros and cons.

I was a director and I pretty much hated it, only because I had an owner to answer to. I hope to open my own center, and in my area even commercial...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By daycarediva
Only every daycare provider ever. Almost all of...

Only every daycare provider ever. Almost all of us will agree our OWN children were the most challenging.

That being said, my solution was to enroll ds in part time preschool elsewhere. In...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By daycarediva
YES! I used a fleece blanket (baby sized) with my...

YES! I used a fleece blanket (baby sized) with my own kids and wayyyy back when I used to transport dck's. I suggest them to every parent who does car seats the 'right' way (takes off the bulky...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By daycarediva
I don't transport, but I wouldn't be getting...

I don't transport, but I wouldn't be getting everyone 100% dressed just to go to the car and repeat that process (taking off, putting it back on before leaving car)

Maybe buy fleece at a craft...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4,193
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 407,368
Posted By daycarediva
I was going to complain about the cold weather...

I was going to complain about the cold weather keeping us from staying outside for as long as we normally do.

I'll shut up now.

It's just around 3 with the wind chill. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By daycarediva
They sign a contract that specifies my...

They sign a contract that specifies my obligations with holding the space. Op, do you have something similar? If not, type something up for next time.

There is a HUGE learning curve in this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,248
Posted By daycarediva
Question from prospective parent you don't want...

Question from prospective parent you don't want to accommodate ____________________________.

"My policy/rate is _______."

"That won't work for me."

"I am not able to offer ____ at this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,338
Posted By daycarediva
SAME! My goal is under 10 seconds. 2...

SAME!

My goal is under 10 seconds. 2 minutes? You're all dead. Fire is MUCH faster than you can possibly imagine.

We have a stocked emergency bag by the front door. It contains parent contact...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,709
Posted By daycarediva
:lol::lol::lol: Was banned here too,...

:lol::lol::lol:



Was banned here too, as a sweet.

I now make WW bread and sprinkle a little cinnamon on top. It's NOT the same, but the kids are ok with it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By daycarediva
Oh no! poor guy!

Oh no! poor guy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By daycarediva
What time is it where you are? Is he...

What time is it where you are?

Is he otherwise sick? Acting fine?

I have a couple that let the floodgates open at rest time. :ouch:

If he wasn't wet after nap, I would contact a parent.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By daycarediva
She's in denial. It's hard to hear your child may...

She's in denial. It's hard to hear your child may have issues.

I wouldn't compare his speech to that of another child, though. Literally no two children are the same.

I had a 4yo who was like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,063
Posted By daycarediva
Yup. Insane. I find they're open to...

Yup. Insane.

I find they're open to interpretation. "Special occasion" pj and movie day the children earned? 30 minute you tube videos for christmas sing a longs?



NY provider- necessary...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By daycarediva
smart little dude! Learned helplessness...

smart little dude!

Learned helplessness happens here every time a parent walks in the door.

Every Monday morning, we backtrack just a litttttlllleee bit.

At least the 3yo is honest "I can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By daycarediva
Yup, I would tell the kids. They noticed my hair...

Yup, I would tell the kids. They noticed my hair cut before my dh so.... :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 742
Posted By daycarediva
That's awful. I can't stand that smell! Is...

That's awful. I can't stand that smell!

Is he approachable? Are your houses close/connected?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-19-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 825
Posted By daycarediva
Depends on the availability of subsidy. I have...

Depends on the availability of subsidy. I have two families enrolled who certainly qualify- both work FT, but right around minimum wage. After childcare, they're scraping by. The waiting lists in our...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-19-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 825
Posted By daycarediva
As a fellow trump supporter, I will stand up for...

As a fellow trump supporter, I will stand up for you here. Trickle down economics WOULD work. Yes, they reduce the federal budget, but they have a multiplier effect on economic growth. Tax cuts put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By daycarediva
I don't buy for parents. The kids and I do...

I don't buy for parents.

The kids and I do go a little craft crazy though. It takes us a good 2 weeks to complete all of it, and Christmas/mothers and fathers day are the ONLY times I include all...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-18-2017, 04:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 825
Posted By daycarediva
:lol: hear hear! Seriously, we have two...

:lol: hear hear!

Seriously, we have two kids left for the child tax credit and pay out the wazoo in taxes (both self employed, and our gross puts us in a higher tax bracket)

I would like to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 808
Posted By daycarediva
Welcome to common core. The push down of...

Welcome to common core.

The push down of academics that most of us complain about is just that. Kindergarten is the new first grade.

Are these words from books they are reading in class?
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By daycarediva
I agree with everyone else, too. BUT, milk...

I agree with everyone else, too.

BUT, milk is a filler. I would cut the milk, as much as possible. cut fruit, offer everything plain, separate, etc. it might take a few dozen times, but its rare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By daycarediva
That is WEIRD! Same here, except it's...

That is WEIRD!



Same here, except it's 20 words that cannot be names.

I just referred an almost 2. She can say NO. Dogs name, my dogs name, and mama. Not even Dada. I've been consistently...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 995
Posted By daycarediva
You need to let her go. At almost 5, a...

You need to let her go.

At almost 5, a center, with more staff, peers her age/older who won't put up with it, etc. might actually help her.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-13-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By daycarediva
Sounds like you signed a contract based on...

Sounds like you signed a contract based on enrollment, not attendance.

Why did you normally pay for sick days but chose not to pay for a full week off?

I am very sorry for your loss, but why...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By daycarediva
I correct it. I know several OT's and PT's, who...

I correct it. I know several OT's and PT's, who still recommend correction. If the kids are compensating for lack of trunk muscles, we work on those throughout the day as well.

Reaching across the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,247
Posted By daycarediva
Right? I feel badly for your dcg though. Her...

Right? I feel badly for your dcg though. Her parents don't value consistent caregivers enough to pay for time off. That's insane to me. They KNOW it's bad for their child, as teachers themselves.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,247
Posted By daycarediva
I DO NOT like teacher families, either. I...

I DO NOT like teacher families, either.

I give them TWO contract options. One is a higher daily rate by $5. This lets them take off ONE week for Christmas, ONE week for spring break "free" or pay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By daycarediva
"I CAN'T LIKEEEEE TOOOOOOO" is the new I don't...

"I CAN'T LIKEEEEE TOOOOOOO" is the new I don't want to from my 4 year old. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4,193
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 407,368
Posted By daycarediva
Did your dcp's laugh about it? I would be...

Did your dcp's laugh about it? I would be appalled.

I have had dck's cut each other's hair, their own hair, get into /paint themselves with nail polish, eat jello shots, cut themselves with...
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