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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,224
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
That's really strange, especially if you always...

That's really strange, especially if you always had good communication previously. Hope to hear an update on this one!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
I also use youth sleeping bags. I was able to...

I also use youth sleeping bags. I was able to pick up 6 for $10 TOTAL 😮 at a garage sale from someone I actually knew. Every Friday, I wash them on the sanitize cycle.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,382
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
Minor Vent

Dcd picks up once or twice a week and whenever I mention rest time and dcb falling asleep, I get the "Great, now he'll never go to bed tonight." Every. Time. So now it's like I make a point to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,342
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
In a pinch last week, a parent paid me via...

In a pinch last week, a parent paid me via Facebook payments. I normally only accept check, but they weren't going to be able to make it any other way. I bank at a very small, rural bank and money...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-18-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,345
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
Depending on age, maybe try the Indestructibles...

Depending on age, maybe try the Indestructibles books? We've had a few and I can attest that not even my teethers can ruin them!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,361
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
We have used Pandora and Amazon music. I use...

We have used Pandora and Amazon music. I use Amazon a lot at naptime, specifically "100 nature sounds for sleeping." If that playlist ever gets removed, I might have a panic attack 🙂
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,361
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
My kiddos are HUGE dance partiers 😁 Their current...

My kiddos are HUGE dance partiers 😁 Their current favorites are:

Wonky Donkey
I'm Still Standing
Handclap song
Happy
You're Welcome
It's Raining Tacos
Crazy Frog
Gummy Bear
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 978
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
Food Insecurity???

Good morning!

Do any of you have experience with younger dck staring at you any time you're in the kitchen? It doesn't matter if I'm getting drinks out, food prepared, or just wiping down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
Thanks for your advice, everyone! I went ahead...

Thanks for your advice, everyone! I went ahead and closed until Mon.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
Advice on Influenza B

Hoping for some advice on what you would do! I have 6 young toddlers (3 families) in my care. My own 10 yo suddenly became ill and tested positive for influenza b last night. I closed today (younger...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
My sister-in-law just recently stopped doing...

My sister-in-law just recently stopped doing childcare and I believe her rate was around $185/wk in Des Moines. FWIW, I live outside of the metro and weekly rate in my community is $125-135 for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,689
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
My sister-in-law law charged between $150-185 a...

My sister-in-law law charged between $150-185 a week in Des Moines proper, I believe. I live in a nearby community and all providers in my area get around $125 week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,216
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
Angry My daycare kids get messy during the day from...

My daycare kids get messy during the day from playing and eating, but I send them home in what they came in. Unless the child was completely soaked from a spilled drink or food, then I'd probably...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,094
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
I have not run into this yet (knock on wood), but...

I have not run into this yet (knock on wood), but as a new provider, curious how you'd handle payment on this case for the days you asked to stay home? How will you handle if she pulls - do you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,202
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
Absolutely, just be sure you are willing to...

Absolutely, just be sure you are willing to accept that the family may leave. Just last month, I posted on here about having a very new family pick up 52 minutes past my very generous 15 min grace. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,063
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
Even better - I did signature confirmation! It's...

Even better - I did signature confirmation! It's just a whole different level of crazy. I just ended up sending dcm a message that it was disturbing and strange that she kept having 3rd parties...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,660
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
I have a bin unit that holds different tubs of...

I have a bin unit that holds different tubs of soft animals, trains, music instruments, tools, spy gear, play people and play kitchen stuff. We have a large play kitchen, a small-ish toybox with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,063
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
^^^ This. Thanks, by the way. I'm not okay...

^^^ This.

Thanks, by the way. I'm not okay with being taken advantage of and attempted to be pushed around by some early twenty year olds that had to have Grandma do their dirty work for them,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,063
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
Update! I finally received a text from DCD...

Update!

I finally received a text from DCD on Wed informing me he'd been working (for 5 straight days :D and DCM's phone supposedly broke. I replied with a thanks for two wk notice & that I'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,150
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
Well, DCM wasn't happy about outside exchange but...

Well, DCM wasn't happy about outside exchange but we did it one day and it made a WORLD of difference that day. Of course, that's all irrelevant now because DCM just emailed me notice to quit. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,063
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
Probably seems weird because we're grown-ups:)

Probably seems weird because we're grown-ups:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,063
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
They only owe $127, which covers the late fee...

They only owe $127, which covers the late fee plus the second week in their two week notice. The check I cashed was for paying in advance for this upcoming week. So not a lot, but not nothing.

My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,304
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
I used to work in insurance and that would make...

I used to work in insurance and that would make me terribly uneasy. I think most normal people would understand if you explained that the risk is just not something you're comfortable with. But I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,063
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
First Late Fee & Family Quits...via GRANDMA

My contract is very clear that I offer a one-time, 15 minute "freebie," but after that, I charge $1/min in late pick-up fees. Each section in my contract is initialed and I explain in my meeting with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,150
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
Oh, I absolutely agree that some of the...

Oh, I absolutely agree that some of the challenging behavior is just part of the age. My own boys certainly went through it! I think the difference in parenting style is key here - I never played the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,150
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
Thank you so much for your advice! I sent DCM a...

Thank you so much for your advice! I sent DCM a text this afternoon (she wasn't picking dck up today)saying I was emailing her something tonight to review (outside exchange policy). She text back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,150
Posted By BlueChairBlessings
Help! Long Post - Sorry!

Hi all! I have never posted, but have been a lurker for several months and this forum has quickly become my go-to, especially as I face some challenges with one family. Your advice has already helped...
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