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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2021, 02:41 PM
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Posted By e.j.
Good luck! I hope it's a good move for you.:)

Good luck! I hope it's a good move for you.:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,881
Posted By e.j.
The only thing I can think of is the parent who...

The only thing I can think of is the parent who asked me to "help" her constipated child by using a Q-tip to dig it out if she was having a hard time expelling the poop herself. That was a "Nope!"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
Posted By e.j.
I put everything in my emergency bag that the...

I put everything in my emergency bag that the state says I have to have in my First Aid kit: Adhesive tape, instant cold pack, gauze pads, gauze roller bandages, non-latex disposable gloves, Band...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By e.j.
If it were me, I'd hold off telling any of the...

If it were me, I'd hold off telling any of the parents until I knew where I was moving to and had a signed lease. If I could afford it, I would hold off on trying to fill the August spots until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By e.j.
In my parent handbook, I ask parents not to use...

In my parent handbook, I ask parents not to use hair accessories because they present a choking hazard to the younger kids in care. The parents tend to forget and I get tired of constantly having to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By e.j.
I'm always amazed at how much some of these kids...

I'm always amazed at how much some of these kids eat during a sitting. My four year olds, in particular, always seem to be "starving!" and I currently have an 11 month old who can put more away than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,481
Posted By e.j.
Thank you. I just sent it.

Thank you. I just sent it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,481
Posted By e.j.
I was able to register, too. My dob is...

I was able to register, too. My dob is incorrect, though. I know I entered the correct date but when I checked my profile information, the dob was my husband's dob, not mine. I have no idea how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By e.j.
Ugh! I hope they hadn't attached themselves to...

Ugh! I hope they hadn't attached themselves to you yet. I've heard it's supposed to be a bad year for them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By e.j.
I did have a child in foster care but it worked...

I did have a child in foster care but it worked out fine for me. DCS worker was generally on time when she picked dcg up for visits with her bio family, left quickly and rather than return dcg to me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By e.j.
likethis I agree. Any time a child in my care...

likethis I agree. Any time a child in my care is diagnosed with an allergy, I'm required to have an "action plan" on file that outlines what the allergy entails and what action to take in an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By e.j.
I agree with Blackcat and also want to add that...

I agree with Blackcat and also want to add that your own child deserves to feel safe in her own home. She shouldn't have to put up with being dcg's target.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-07-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By e.j.
Thanks for the clarification.

Thanks for the clarification.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By e.j.
I've read that some states (like my own - MA) do...

I've read that some states (like my own - MA) do consider PPP loan money to be taxable income. Am I misunderstanding that or are you just talking about federal taxes?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6,241
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Posted By e.j.
I bet there aren't too many of us who have heard...

I bet there aren't too many of us who have heard that excuse! Just when you think you've heard it all, some inventive parent comes up with a new one! lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By e.j.
I've had preschoolers come in during lunch and it...

I've had preschoolers come in during lunch and it has worked out ok for me. They're usually exhausted by nap time and go right to sleep. I wouldn't allow younger kids to come in at that time,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,123
Posted By e.j.
likethis I agree! I get being curious about the...

likethis I agree! I get being curious about the rest of your house but what you've described is ridiculous. You've made it clear that your home is off limits - not once but over and over again -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,627
Posted By e.j.
:rolleyes: I was just happy my family members...

:rolleyes: I was just happy my family members and I were all able to get a shot at all! lol

I do wish our state set up their mass vaccination sites like yours though. For whatever reason, our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,627
Posted By e.j.
I know! One of the last places I want to be...

I know! One of the last places I want to be right now is a crowded mall.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,627
Posted By e.j.
This is definitely the scariest part. Our next...

This is definitely the scariest part. Our next shot is scheduled on a Sunday. I'm hoping I won't have to close that Monday but will be warning my dc parents to have a plan B in place just in case. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,627
Posted By e.j.
Based on our experience, I think she's right! ...

Based on our experience, I think she's right! About a half hour after I posted, my shoulder did start to hurt and it is higher up near my shoulder. I believe my dd's shot was also higher up. My dh...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 262,315
Posted By e.j.
What a little sweetheart!:) lol

What a little sweetheart!:) lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 262,315
Posted By e.j.
I bet! :lol:

I bet! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,627
Posted By e.j.
My husband, son and I got our first Moderna shots...

My husband, son and I got our first Moderna shots about 3 hours ago. So far, so good. No side effects yet but I know that can change. My dd got hers yesterday afternoon and said her arm began to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By e.j.
I'm a 'yes", too. It's important to me that dc...

I'm a 'yes", too. It's important to me that dc parents view me as a reliable provider. I think the fact that I'm as reliable as I am helps parents to be more understanding when I have to close due...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By e.j.
Very nice! Happy Birthday to Jessica.

Very nice! Happy Birthday to Jessica.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By e.j.
Not sure if this gives you the info you're...

Not sure if this gives you the info you're looking for but have you checked here?:
https://www.mass.gov/early-education-and-care-funding-and-grant-opportunities
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By e.j.
If I worked your hours, I wouldn't be very...

If I worked your hours, I wouldn't be very accommodating, either. Those are long days! My kids are grown and my regular hours are 8-4, M-Th so I can usually be a little more flexible. I was much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By e.j.
I try to be as accommodating as possible but I...

I try to be as accommodating as possible but I will refuse a parent's request if it's too inconvenient for me or makes my day more difficult. (I normally open at 8:00 but have parents who need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 18,210
Posted By e.j.
When kids have said something like that to me,...

When kids have said something like that to me, I've explained why it's important they don't say it unless it's true. I've also let them know they should always tell their parents if an adult really...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-02-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By e.j.
I've often wondered how dcg is doing and if her...

I've often wondered how dcg is doing and if her mental and physical health has been damaged by her parents' food issues. Her father was as bad as her mother, if not worse. I remember one Mother's...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-01-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By e.j.
I had a dcm who was very controlling in regard to...

I had a dcm who was very controlling in regard to what/how much her baby ate. I didn't realize how much so until the day I fed her very hungry/very miserable baby an extra tablespoon of oatmeal. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By e.j.
Read what you wrote in your post. You are not...

Read what you wrote in your post. You are not "taking away her child care services" She gave them up when she refused to follow your policies. Please don't feel guilty about terming. Her child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By e.j.
I give each kid a photobook with pictures I've...

I give each kid a photobook with pictures I've taken from their first day at day care on. Usually, I'll also give them a book, pad of drawing paper and markers or crayons that I put in a tote bag...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By e.j.
Thank YOU! :) I've had a few kids over the years...

Thank YOU! :) I've had a few kids over the years who have surprised me. Some of the toughest kids are the ones I ended up loving the most!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By e.j.
I hope you understand I was talking about the...

I hope you understand I was talking about the response I said I would be tempted to give her and not your actual response. :) I thought what you said to her was perfect and you're right....if she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2021, 08:53 AM
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Posted By e.j.
lol I wouldn't have allowed her to enroll. Just...

lol I wouldn't have allowed her to enroll. Just would have let her know in a more professional, less snarky way, that it wouldn't work out.;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By e.j.
I don't have any helpful advice but wanted to...

I don't have any helpful advice but wanted to share that I had a little girl in my care who fit the description of your dcg almost to a "T" when she first started out with me. She was maybe a bit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6,241
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Posted By e.j.
Wow! Is she looking for a new child care...

Wow! Is she looking for a new child care provider tonight?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6,241
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Posted By e.j.
I don't think you're in the wrong either,...

I don't think you're in the wrong either, especially under the circumstances you've described. Parents who have never worked in this line of business often don't get it. While she's right that not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 590
Posted By e.j.
Can you at least get bottled water from the store...

Can you at least get bottled water from the store or have local stores run out of stock? Would an agency like the Red Cross be able to help with supplying drinking water to people in your area at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,627
Posted By e.j.
I agree with you! It doesn't make sense to me...

I agree with you! It doesn't make sense to me that on the one hand, they say we still need to follow all other covid protocols after getting the vaccine but now we don't have to quarantine if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 590
Posted By e.j.
I don't know how you get used to those kinds of...

I don't know how you get used to those kinds of temperatures!! OMG! We get down to just below 0 at times and that feels way too cold! I think somewhere around -10 windchills have been the worst...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 590
Posted By e.j.
I'm not in the south but we've been watching the...

I'm not in the south but we've been watching the huge chain reaction crashes on highways down south. So awful! Please be careful and definitely prepare as best you can.

Our area (central MA) is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By e.j.
Is this what you're looking for? ...

Is this what you're looking for? https://ocfs.ny.gov/forms/ocfs/OCFS-6041.pdf
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,627
Posted By e.j.
likethis This is the way I'm looking at it. ...

likethis This is the way I'm looking at it.

My sister got her second shot last week. She had a mild headache, mild fever (99F) with chills and sore arm. She said it lasted about 24 hours and she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,481
Posted By e.j.
I'm not very tech savvy so while #3 seems to make...

I'm not very tech savvy so while #3 seems to make the most sense to me, too, is there a downside to doing it this way?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 783
Posted By e.j.
I'm sorry for your loss, Michael.

I'm sorry for your loss, Michael.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 262,315
Posted By e.j.
That's the joy you're feeling at having dodged...

That's the joy you're feeling at having dodged that bullet! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By e.j.
Since you charge for snow days anyway, maybe it...

Since you charge for snow days anyway, maybe it would be easier for you just to make the call for parents. "I plan to be closed tomorrow because of the storm. Sorry for any inconvenience." If you...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-31-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By e.j.
I'm not sure about a breach of contract. The...

I'm not sure about a breach of contract. The others have made a good point when they say you were notified of the change in hours and continued to bring your child there. I also understand that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By e.j.
I'm not sure how a doctor would interpret an...

I'm not sure how a doctor would interpret an inconclusive test but I would interpret it as "not definitively negative". I would want to know for sure that the child is negative before allowing her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6,241
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Posted By e.j.
lol They're predicting 8-14" in this area. I'm...

lol They're predicting 8-14" in this area. I'm with you on wanting to be in the garden but just the opposite when it comes to cold and snow. As much as I dislike the cold, I'd rather that than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 360,841
Posted By e.j.
I don't know either of you but just reading what...

I don't know either of you but just reading what you posted made me feel happier! lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By e.j.
Some parents don't want to have to deal with the...

Some parents don't want to have to deal with the poopy diapers that result.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,627
Posted By e.j.
Josiegirl, thank you for posting this! The error...

Josiegirl, thank you for posting this! The error was mine. I re-read my sister's text after seeing your reply and realized I might have misinterpreted what she had said. I double checked with her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 360,841
Posted By e.j.
Right?!happyface

Right?!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By e.j.
If it were me, I'd let the other families know...

If it were me, I'd let the other families know what's going and then let them know what my plans are for the day care. In my case, I'd tell dc parents that I plan to clean and sanitize the day care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By e.j.
If I were in your position, I'd quit, too. You...

If I were in your position, I'd quit, too. You don't owe your neighbors anything other than maybe giving them enough notice to make other child care arrangements. Letting them know in Feb and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,627
Posted By e.j.
I haven't been able to get a vaccine yet but one...

I haven't been able to get a vaccine yet but one of my brothers, his wife and my sister did get theirs. My brother and sil had no side effects. My sister said her arm was a bit sore but no worse...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By e.j.
I'm so sorry you're having to deal with such a...

I'm so sorry you're having to deal with such a painful condition. I'm currently experiencing muscle spasms in my back from lifting my hefty dcb (7mo); he's adorable but it's like lifting a bag of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 7,450
Posted By e.j.
Not trying to change your mind or anyone else's;...

Not trying to change your mind or anyone else's; just respectfully putting my 2 cents in in response to what you wrote. Feel free to ignore what I have to say.:)

I'm concerned about possible side...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 7,450
Posted By e.j.
I'm so sorry you're going through this, Valerie. ...

I'm so sorry you're going through this, Valerie. I hope your fil pulls through and suffers no long term side effects. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 360,841
Posted By e.j.
That's great! They sound like keepers!:)

That's great! They sound like keepers!:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 7,450
Posted By e.j.
I could be wrong but I think it may have...

I could be wrong but I think it may have something to do with the fact that the vaccine is supposed to keep you from getting sick but they're not sure yet if it will keep vaccinated people from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 7,450
Posted By e.j.
True but her job has to be one of the toughest,...

True but her job has to be one of the toughest, especially under the current circumstances. I don't know how nurses, doctors, ambulance personnel and other medical workers do their jobs and manage...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 7,450
Posted By e.j.
That's got to be a huge relief for you - and even...

That's got to be a huge relief for you - and even more so when she gets the second shot! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By e.j.
Favorite Christmas Movie: A Christmas Story ...

Favorite Christmas Movie: A Christmas Story
Favorite Christmas Songs: "Mary Did You Know?" by Kathy Mattea, "Angels Among Us" by Alabama, "Oh, Holy Night" by Josh Groban, "Where Are You Christmas?"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By e.j.
I agree with Snowmom and Blackcat - do what works...

I agree with Snowmom and Blackcat - do what works best for you. That said, you say that 12/24-1/2 would have worked better for you as well as all but one of your dc families. Is there a reason you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 360,841
Posted By e.j.
I hope you enjoy your visit and that your sister...

I hope you enjoy your visit and that your sister gets the break she probably needs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By e.j.
I don't go by a specific amount of time but when...

I don't go by a specific amount of time but when I get tired of having it laying around, I either toss the stuff or use it. Someone left a full pack of unopened diapers. I kept those and use them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,140
Posted By e.j.
Yuck! My niece, who was enrolled in my dc, went...

Yuck! My niece, who was enrolled in my dc, went through a diaper-diving phase, too. I used to let her nap on my living room sofa until she smeared poop all over the back of it - the day after I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,278
Posted By e.j.
I'm excluding siblings, too, right now. I don't...

I'm excluding siblings, too, right now. I don't think you're being crazy. The case counts continue to rise and with some people being asymptomatic, it's hard to know if they have it or not without...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6,241
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Posted By e.j.
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2020, 03:20 PM
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Posted By e.j.
I think they do when they're followed. We had a...

I think they do when they're followed. We had a very high number of cases in the spring and with mandated mask wearing and lockdowns, the rates of Covid did come down quite a bit over the summer. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By e.j.
I think a lot may depend on the state you live...

I think a lot may depend on the state you live in. In my state, I had to close when one of my dc kids tested positive because he had been in my care during the 2 days before he first started to show...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6,241
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Posted By e.j.
From what I see on the Johns Hopkins website...

From what I see on the Johns Hopkins website (https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/mortality), to date there have been 10,737,335 cases of Covid reported. There have been 244,332 deaths as a result of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6,241
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Posted By e.j.
Yes; I hope an effective and safe vaccine will...

Yes; I hope an effective and safe vaccine will come through soon. Things are looking good in that respect but it'll still be some time before it's ready and can then be distributed and administered...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6,241
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Posted By e.j.
I'm sorry you're going through this. I hope you...

I'm sorry you're going through this. I hope you can stay safe.:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,663
Posted By e.j.
I know kids playing outside can get loud and...

I know kids playing outside can get loud and occasional crying is to be expected with a large group but encouraging the kids to howl as loudly as they can and blasting music is a whole other thing....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By e.j.
I use these for older kids:...

I use these for older kids:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2020, 07:09 PM
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Posted By e.j.
Yeah...this is why, when I have an appointment or...

Yeah...this is why, when I have an appointment or important plans that I can't be late for, I close an hour earlier than I really have to or I close for the entire day. I don't close early often but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By e.j.
What a cutie!! My dd's cat usually stays...

What a cutie!!

My dd's cat usually stays upstairs when day care kids are here. Once in awhile, he'll wander down during nap time to sniff the kids, roll on the floor next to them and then he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,591
Posted By e.j.
When I was pregnant for the first time and...

When I was pregnant for the first time and closing in on my due date, I asked several friends how I'd know when I was in true labor. Their answer was always, "Oh, don't worry; you'll know!" Sure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By e.j.
The name is cute and the logo is adorable. If...

The name is cute and the logo is adorable. If you like it, I'd say go with it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 262,315
Posted By e.j.
There's one bullet dodged! Phew!:lol:

There's one bullet dodged! Phew!:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 262,315
Posted By e.j.
That's called making lemonade out of lemons! :)

That's called making lemonade out of lemons! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By e.j.
Teachers are no different from other working...

Teachers are no different from other working parents as far as I'm concerned. If they want me to hold their spot for them, they need to pay for it. I always tell them if they want a guarantee that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,631
Posted By e.j.
That's so frustrating! The nurse covering my...

That's so frustrating! The nurse covering my town didn't get back to me until after the last day of quarantine (14 days later) and then told me I only had to close for 5 days - not the full 14. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,631
Posted By e.j.
I'm sorry you're going through this. Hopefully...

I'm sorry you're going through this. Hopefully you were able to get a reply from the DOH by now. Did DCM get her results back yet?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,093
Posted By e.j.
Oops!! I definitely misread that! :lol: I was...

Oops!! I definitely misread that! :lol: I was trying to read the comments and listen to something my husband was telling me at the same time. I've never been great at multitasking! :lol::o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,093
Posted By e.j.
I had just started to watch the news when I...

I had just started to watch the news when I posted so at least 5:45 here on the east coast. Footage was shown of him walking on his own from the helicopter to the medical center so it doesn't look...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,093
Posted By e.j.
One of Blackcat's dcd's tested positive for...

One of Blackcat's dcd's tested positive for Covid.

News is now reporting Trump has been taken to Walter Reed Medical Center "out of an abundance of caution".
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 994
Posted By e.j.
So true.

So true.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,631
Posted By e.j.
I'm sorry; I remember you saying this was one of...

I'm sorry; I remember you saying this was one of your greatest fears. I hope the fact that dcm does the drop off and pick ups will be enough to keep you and the others from getting the virus. I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 994
Posted By e.j.
Now that the first debate is over, the question...

Now that the first debate is over, the question becomes, "Will anyone be watching the next 2 debates?":rolleyes: If this is the best the US has to offer, we're in trouble.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 994
Posted By e.j.
I plan to watch it but I'm not sure how long I...

I plan to watch it but I'm not sure how long I can listen and watch without wanting to tear my hair out.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-25-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 785
Posted By e.j.
I did a quick Google search and found this:...

I did a quick Google search and found this: http://www.vacc.org/docs/laws/LAW-%20LPC%20Mandated%20Reporting%20.pdf Looks to me as though all child care providers are mandated reporters.

If I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By e.j.
Isn't that the truth?! lol

Isn't that the truth?! lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By e.j.
I tell parents that the dynamics can be very...

I tell parents that the dynamics can be very different at home and at day care. Until I'm comfortable that the child is fully potty trained at day care, he/she will have to wear either diapers or...
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