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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By satcook
I work at a center in Kansas. We have to...

I work at a center in Kansas. We have to maintain ratio at all times.

So it must be state dependent.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,642
Posted By satcook
Because that wasn't our policy. Now it is. :-).

Because that wasn't our policy. Now it is. :-).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,642
Posted By satcook
We have to keep rewriting our covid protocols as...

We have to keep rewriting our covid protocols as it seems like they keep changing.

We had a teacher whose husband got tested because he called into work sick and they required a test before he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By satcook
Our state waived inspections for us because we...

Our state waived inspections for us because we were in good standing last year. We did have a complaint called in on us so did receive that visit...

Most of our training had already moved online...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,132
Posted By satcook
How can we get the government to understand that...

How can we get the government to understand that they are a big part of the problem? Our city had to raise licensing fees because the amount they get from the state isn't covering their costs. We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By satcook
Just saw this. I'm in Kansas. We have the...

Just saw this.

I'm in Kansas. We have the nearest hospital, poison control, 911, etc. They don't specify exactly what has to be on there.

Lori
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,392
Posted By satcook
Which state are you? It's crazy how your ratios...

Which state are you? It's crazy how your ratios fluctuate! Ours are set in stone for each room
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,632
Posted By satcook
Yes, if we applied for any changes in our...

Yes, if we applied for any changes in our licensing and they remeasured we would only be able to have 10 kids in each room instead of the 12 we have now.

Our center was built in 1994.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,632
Posted By satcook
In Kansas it is 35 square feet per child and our...

In Kansas it is 35 square feet per child and our center was built to those specs. So if a room has 10 kids it is 350 square feet.

When the center was built we were able to count the (attached)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,715
Posted By satcook
You bill after services are received?? I...

You bill after services are received??

I highly recommend figuring out a way to change that You will get burned soon by someone who doesn't pay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,629
Posted By satcook
I'm a director and get paid well below what I'm...

I'm a director and get paid well below what I'm worth, but I'm working on slowly changing that....

The job you are describing I wouldn't touch for less than $50,000. With a 24/7 center she will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By satcook
There are also kids on medicaid waivers, where...

There are also kids on medicaid waivers, where the parent's income doesn't matter and they automatically qualify.

Lori
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,779
Posted By satcook
I've been curious. I'll be at the meeting in...

I've been curious. I'll be at the meeting in Wichita on the 23rd, but that's a long ways away.

That's a huge increase in inservice hours!! I have to get 5 hours a year as a director right now,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,386
Posted By satcook
This is not true in Kansas.....

This is not true in Kansas.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,374
Posted By satcook
Here are a number of rainbow ones: ...

Here are a number of rainbow ones:

https://www.etsy.com/search/toys-and-games?q=rainbow+felt+board

and spiders:

https://www.etsy.com/search?q=spider%20felt%20board
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,609
Posted By satcook
So true, Nannyde. Your article on potty training...

So true, Nannyde. Your article on potty training was very helpful to me this morning. We are writing down a defined potty training policy because I have a parent of a 3 year old upset that we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,609
Posted By satcook
I found this article....

while searching for other daycares potty training procedures so I can see if I'm out of line with what I'm expecting for the kiddos here.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,660
Posted By satcook
That is interesting that homes aren't required to...

That is interesting that homes aren't required to brush teeth, because centers in Kansas are required to!

Lori
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,440
Posted By satcook
Diastat

My daughter has severe brain damage and has seizures as a result. I would not be comfortable with the diastat as you were given very little instructions with it. We would NEVER use her diastat for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,165
Posted By satcook
Toddler run over by lawnmower while at daycare

This is the unbelievable story unfolding in Wichita, KS!!

http://www.kake.com/home/headlines/Toddler-injured-in-lawnmower-accident-272164821.html#.U_dEGB7LDxM.facebook

I can't imagine what the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,664
Posted By satcook
I work at a center in Kansas, so slightly...

I work at a center in Kansas, so slightly different, but we are supposed to have 2 subs on file. THis just means that we would call them if we have some employees call in sick. I know we are able...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,543
Posted By satcook
i work in a center

I'm a director at a daycare center and we do not have a full kitchen. For years we catered in our meals. The company we used charged $2.60 a meal. We had to order a set number so on days we had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,317
Posted By satcook
I am the director at a center in Kansas and we...

I am the director at a center in Kansas and we are very overdue for our inspection. It was supposed to happen by April 30 and we are still waiting. The head of licensing for our county told us that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,301
Posted By satcook
Yes, I do! Would you also refuse visitation...

Yes, I do!

Would you also refuse visitation if she had the flu or a cold. Should mom always have to deal with her when she is sick? This is your husband's daughter!

If you keep ringworm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,624
Posted By satcook
WE have a number of parents who pay with credit...

WE have a number of parents who pay with credit cards. A lot of them do it for the points and pay the balance in full each month. Some of the cards we run are debit cards so it comes straight out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,069
Posted By satcook
Snow Days - Questions for Center Staff...

I'm curious about policies at your center for snow/inclement weather days:

1) How does your center decide when to close?

2) Do parents still pay for the day if the center closes due to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,767
Posted By satcook
If a parent places an order online there is no...

If a parent places an order online there is no shipping charge, even if they order only a $1.00 book. THe $20.00 applies if they are all paper orders.

Lori
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,604
Posted By satcook
we are open, but have only 8 kids. We are a...

we are open, but have only 8 kids. We are a center with about 150 kids, so we are pretty bored. Most people are coming in and working their 2 hours so they can get holiday pay tomorrow and then...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-03-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,472
Posted By satcook
This is definitely not true in Kansas!! I have...

This is definitely not true in Kansas!! I have never heard of any states where this is true!! Does anyone know specific states where they are exempt??

Lori
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,248
Posted By satcook
I had one for 200 bonus points last month that I...

I had one for 200 bonus points last month that I couldn't get to work. I gave up, but I'm sure you could call them and they would help you.

Lori
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,347
Posted By satcook
I love it!! I had a place like that when I was a...

I love it!! I had a place like that when I was a little girl and my brother and I used to play out there for hours.

Lori
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,038
Posted By satcook
Our niche is being a Christian daycare. We do...

Our niche is being a Christian daycare. We do Bible stories each day, pray before eating, go to chapel, and just generally keep Christ first in everything we do.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,155
Posted By satcook
If you ordered online, they will send the books...

If you ordered online, they will send the books as soon as you order and then process the checks when they come in. You can jump online in about a week to check your balance, or just give them a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By satcook
I think lawn signs are free on vistaprint right...

I think lawn signs are free on vistaprint right now. It would be about $5.00 for shipping. That would definitely be durable and last a long time.

Lori
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,610
Posted By satcook
Kansas has just started doing this. I dont think...

Kansas has just started doing this. I dont think any parents have looked up the info yet. I have looked up info on other daycares. It is interesting to look at, but I don't think the average...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,915
Posted By satcook
Is that on the book clubs site, or the scholastic...

Is that on the book clubs site, or the scholastic site? There are 2 different sites.

Lori
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,915
Posted By satcook
Give everyone an order form!! I had one mom who...

Give everyone an order form!! I had one mom who would show it to everyone at her work and ordered about a $100 every month. Also, remember some of those infant moms will want to start building a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,915
Posted By satcook
I think that answers it all!

I think that answers it all!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,245
Posted By satcook
The parents orders are not fully placed until you...

The parents orders are not fully placed until you go online and confirm them. Then they are sent out. At that time if you have $20+ in orders you will also be able to choose free books.

Lori
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,110
Posted By satcook
We have to use forms provided by the state of...

We have to use forms provided by the state of Kansas for all of the above.

Lori
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,833
Posted By satcook
The daycare I am the director of participated in...

The daycare I am the director of participated in a research study this summer. They compared those who participation in KQRIS to those who don't to see if they money they are spending on it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,139
Posted By satcook
Your state is specific!! We are just required to...

Your state is specific!! We are just required to have at least 3 toys available for each child. So if you have 10 kids you have to have 30 toys. Kansas has just introduced a rating system and I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,146
Posted By satcook
We've been out since May 23 and that was a week...

We've been out since May 23 and that was a week later than normal!! We go back on August 15.

Lori
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,538
Posted By satcook
I'm the director of a center in Kansas. We have...

I'm the director of a center in Kansas. We have to pay the state $75.00 + $1.00 per child. We are licensed for 78 so we pay $153.00. When the county comes out to inspect they charge us an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,633
Posted By satcook
I'm the director of a daycare center and we...

I'm the director of a daycare center and we raised rates last January. We put a notice in our monthly newsletter in October, then reminders in November and December so they had plenty of warning. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,548
Posted By satcook
We use the bifold paper towels from Sam's. 4000...

We use the bifold paper towels from Sam's. 4000 in a box for $22.00

Lori
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,975
Posted By satcook
My daughter has a feeding tube, and sometimes I...

My daughter has a feeding tube, and sometimes I wish all my kids did. :-) It is so much easier to feed her. Put some formula in a bag and turn on the pump. No drama about anything!! And meds. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,043
Posted By satcook
I am a director at a center and we have no...

I am a director at a center and we have no cleaning staff. The teachers start cleaning when there are about 4-5 kids in a room. We vacuum one side, and then have the kids move to the other side to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,198
Posted By satcook
I've been getting them at Joann's fabrics lately...

I've been getting them at Joann's fabrics lately with 50% off coupons. $6.50 for 50 sheets. I've also bought knock-offs on amazon. I think I paid $30 for 300 sheets.

Lori
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,936
Posted By satcook
I use Luvs for my 19 month old. I just ordered a...

I use Luvs for my 19 month old. I just ordered a box from amazon, size 3, 234 diapers for $30.00! They are delivered to my doorstep about 2 days after I place the order.

Lori
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,860
Posted By satcook
We start at 12 months here and have all kiddos on...

We start at 12 months here and have all kiddos on cots. I think we have had one roll off in the last 3 months at it is a 3 inch drop, approximately. He just keep sleeping. :-) (we did place him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,820
Posted By satcook
I think the title is just an attention getter. ...

I think the title is just an attention getter. She is referring to the free week after 2 weeks paid childcare. She just wants people to click on her ad!

Lori
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,290
Posted By satcook
The Scariest Craigslist Ad I've Seen

"my name is opal, i have attended 3 years in childcare works i am a honest person who cares for children. im trying to raise money to get a lawyer because the state took my baby. if anyone needs a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,897
Posted By satcook
I think I would e-mail her back, and let her know...

I think I would e-mail her back, and let her know how you make them. I think that will help put her mind at ease.

Lori
Forum: Curriculum 09-07-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,691
Posted By satcook
Wal-mart. in the housewares section, by the other...

Wal-mart. in the housewares section, by the other shelf papers.

Lori
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 28,523
Posted By satcook
A lot of the things you are talking about would...

A lot of the things you are talking about would be covered in the interview and those people would not be hired. Everyone who works here would have no problem signing the statement that Point of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 28,523
Posted By satcook
We ask them to read the staff handbook and then...

We ask them to read the staff handbook and then sign a statement acknowledging they have read it and will follow it. Here are some snippets from the handbook:

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT
The teacher...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 28,523
Posted By satcook
But for some of us, we are happy with these...

But for some of us, we are happy with these rules, and it is what we want in a workplace.

Lori
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 28,523
Posted By satcook
I am the director of a christian childcare. ...

I am the director of a christian childcare. While the contract we have our employees sign isn't as specific as this childcare's, our employees do have to say that they won't smoke, drink, or engage...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,296
Posted By satcook
The discount is only on in-stock items so it...

The discount is only on in-stock items so it won't work on the cots. Luckily I ordered my cots a month ago when they did 15% off of everything.

Lori
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-16-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,192
Posted By satcook
Kansas

Kansas requires a physical and a TB test.

Lori
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-18-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,827
Posted By satcook
You would have to tell us what state you are in...

You would have to tell us what state you are in so we could look at licensing rules for that state.

We offer part time spots at our daycare, but they are on a conditional basis. If the room has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,847
Posted By satcook
Kasnas has asked for ID for years. Since it...

Kasnas has asked for ID for years. Since it isn't unconstitutional here, I doubt it is unconstitutional in the south either. ;-)

Lori
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,487
Posted By satcook
I am the director of a center in Kansas and we...

I am the director of a center in Kansas and we were open yesterday and are open today.

I have never read anything in the regulations about having to close.

Lori
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