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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
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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: 1,181
Views: 249,494
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: 1,181
Views: 249,494
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: 442
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: 1,152
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: 1,152
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: 545
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: 545
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: 545
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: 491
Posted By e.j.
So true.

So true.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,152
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: 491
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: 491
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: 308
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: 354
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: 354
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...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By e.j.
In my state, the guidelines are that if the child...

In my state, the guidelines are that if the child is Covid-19 positive or symptomatic and presumed to have it,
the child may not return to day care until he has been evaluated/tested by a health...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By e.j.
I've always loved the Gyo Fujikawa books for...

I've always loved the Gyo Fujikawa books for their illustrations. Eric Carle board books are great. The books that are most popular here with the youngest kids are the books with photographs of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By e.j.
If I think the kids are truly ready and I just...

If I think the kids are truly ready and I just want to make sure for a week or two before switching to underwear, I might ask the parents if they've considered switching to Pull Ups. I've never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By e.j.
likethis I feel the same way. I don't like...

likethis I feel the same way. I don't like using Pull Ups until the child is in the home stretch of potty training - when they're just about fully trained but the risk of an accident is still there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,085
Posted By e.j.
No - at least not until the sick child is tested...

No - at least not until the sick child is tested and found to be negative for COVID. Since you don't know yet if the sick child has COVID or not, the assumption has to be that he is positive and that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,152
Posted By e.j.
I may be jaded after doing day care for as long...

I may be jaded after doing day care for as long as I have been doing it but I would require a note from the doctor stating he was tested and the results were negative.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,152
Posted By e.j.
No - at least not until the sick child is tested...

No - at least not until the sick child is tested and found to be negative for COVID. Since you don't know yet if the sick child has COVID or not, the assumption has to be that he is positive and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By e.j.
I'm so sorry! How sad for all involved. :hug: ...

I'm so sorry! How sad for all involved. :hug:

I wouldn't say anything to the other families without first checking with the parents of the baby to ask how/if they wanted me to handle it. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By e.j.
It's ok to put your own health and wellbeing...

It's ok to put your own health and wellbeing first. Your coworkers are old enough (I assume) to care for themselves. If they are mistreated, overworked and suffering, they have the option to follow...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-17-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By e.j.
I agree with everything CH said; she's definitely...

I agree with everything CH said; she's definitely not wrong about child care providers being unappreciated and underpaid.

As far as your question, "Should I stay?"... I would say, "Only if you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,152
Posted By e.j.
I think it's going to be quite a while before we...

I think it's going to be quite a while before we can treat this virus like the flu and before protocol can change. I'm ok with closing when I need to but I am concerned that it may become financially...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,152
Posted By e.j.
I agree! The situation we have here began with...

I agree! The situation we have here began with one child who developed a fever and cough during the night. That child was called out sick the next day and subsequently was tested. The results were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,152
Posted By e.j.
Hopefully, her older child will be ok and your dc...

Hopefully, her older child will be ok and your dc child will test negative. How are YOU feeling about the news?

I know in our case, the board of health nurse only wanted the names of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,796
Posted By e.j.
I'm so sorry. I think one of the worst things...

I'm so sorry. I think one of the worst things about this virus is the number of people having to die alone because it's unsafe for family or friends to say their goodbyes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,796
Posted By e.j.
Exactly! I'm relieved to hear your dd has...

Exactly!

I'm relieved to hear your dd has tested negative each time - and that she's getting some bonding time with her rescue cats. (My dd has 2 rescue cats as well. One is a tuxedo cat who is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,796
Posted By e.j.
likethis Err on the side of caution. It doesn't...

likethis Err on the side of caution. It doesn't kill me to wear a mask or socially distance. Not doing it could kill me or someone I love. It's an easy choice for me.


I'm with you! lol ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,796
Posted By e.j.
I guess maybe I'm a fuddy-duddy, too, then. ...

I guess maybe I'm a fuddy-duddy, too, then.
When I reopened my day care, one of my dcds told me, "A few years from now, we're going to be looking back and shaking our heads saying, "We could have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,796
Posted By e.j.
lovethis I wish more people thought the same.

lovethis
I wish more people thought the same.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,796
Posted By e.j.
Thanks; we can use them! :) How's your dd...

Thanks; we can use them! :)
How's your dd doing? Unless I'm mistaken, I thought you had said she's a nurse working in a COVID unit - or is my memory off?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,796
Posted By e.j.
Thanks, everyone. I'm not freaking out yet since...

Thanks, everyone. I'm not freaking out yet since I have no symptoms and my own family members haven't developed any so far. It is a concern for us, though. The guys are doing ok with it but my dd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,796
Posted By e.j.
Thanks, Annalee. I'm praying no one else here...

Thanks, Annalee. I'm praying no one else here gets it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,796
Posted By e.j.
Just had a day care parent call me today saying...

Just had a day care parent call me today saying her child tested positive. He's got a mild case - just cough and some congestion for now. Also got a call from the board of health telling me I need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By e.j.
What an amazing view!

What an amazing view!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By e.j.
Wow! That had to be scary to see such a big fire...

Wow! That had to be scary to see such a big fire so close to your home. I believe in miracles. I'm so glad you were granted one last night!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By e.j.
Per EEC, parents are required to complete an...

Per EEC, parents are required to complete an "attestation" form stating their child doesn't have the typical symptoms of COVID, hasn't been given fever reducing meds and hasn't been exposed to anyone...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-29-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,208
Posted By e.j.
Have you tried The Greek Gods Greek yogurt? I've...

Have you tried The Greek Gods Greek yogurt? I've tried several other Greek yogurts and can't stand the sour taste. Their container says, "All taste No tang" and it's true. GG yogurt doesn't have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5,936
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 680,035
Posted By e.j.
I've had the same problem with Elmer's only use...

I've had the same problem with Elmer's only use it rarely when we're making a paper craft. I usually use a glue stick or tacky glue. That stuff works great!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5,936
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 680,035
Posted By e.j.
...not to mention rude and totally unacceptable. ...

...not to mention rude and totally unacceptable. I don't term often but that dcd's response would earn him a termination letter. Wow! I love that you stood up to him and sent him home, though -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,424
Posted By e.j.
Would it help if enough providers in your state...

Would it help if enough providers in your state gave feedback to your state's EEC commissioner? EEC here came up with new regs in response to the COVID threat but some of the regs weren't realistic...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,424
Posted By e.j.
This policy, as typed, makes sense to me. In...

This policy, as typed, makes sense to me.
In my state, it's not just staff that has to have background checks. All family members over 13 years of age who live in the house have to undergo a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 474
Posted By e.j.
I usually try to model correct speech so I'll say...

I usually try to model correct speech so I'll say something like, "Oh! She's going to play with you? That's great to hear?", "Let's pick up our toys? What a good idea!" or "He ate his snack? He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,796
Posted By e.j.
I'm in MA, too. During the surge, my husband and...

I'm in MA, too. During the surge, my husband and I had gone out for groceries. While we were in the store, I looked for a card to sent to my stepmother who is in a nursing home to let her know we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By e.j.
I haven't given it much thought since I don't...

I haven't given it much thought since I don't have any birthdays coming up until late fall but usually we have a low-key celebration. The birthday child gets to pick a book and small toy from the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By e.j.
When the governor of my state closed most day...

When the governor of my state closed most day cares here in March, I chose not to charge parents to hold their spots because I hadn't written anything into my handbook covering a pandemic scenario. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,796
Posted By e.j.
I was just telling my son about this poll and he...

I was just telling my son about this poll and he told me one of his coworkers' daughter tested positive for COVID but was asymptomatic; her husband seriously ill and hospitalized with it but has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,796
Posted By e.j.
The father of one of my dcds died and the...

The father of one of my dcds died and the grandfather of a friend passed away from complications caused by COVID.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By e.j.
I would think the face shield or even going...

I would think the face shield or even going without a mask if you're outside and can sit 6' away from the parents would work fine. I do like the virtual tour idea, though, too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By e.j.
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By e.j.
I would also enforce a 14 day exclusion period.

I would also enforce a 14 day exclusion period.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By e.j.
Another "yes". In my state, we're required to...

Another "yes". In my state, we're required to exclude a child under those circumstances.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By e.j.
Hi Dolores, would you mind telling me more about...

Hi Dolores, would you mind telling me more about the fogger? I'm curious to know what brand you use, what you like about it, what you don't like about it, how easy it is to use and if it leaves any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By e.j.
It wasn't McDonald's, chicken nuggets or Kraft...

It wasn't McDonald's, chicken nuggets or Kraft Mac and Cheese so....;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By e.j.
I ask for lotion and a stick for the kids' faces....

I ask for lotion and a stick for the kids' faces. I'm not sure why but the kids tend to wiggle more when I use my hand to apply lotion to their faces and I'm always afraid of getting it in their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By e.j.
I'm still closed but am looking to reopen at the...

I'm still closed but am looking to reopen at the end of the month. I just interviewed a couple with a 9mo old. We all wore masks and sat out on my patio to talk. I let them take a quick look into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,353
Posted By e.j.
I wear disposable masks when I go out to shop and...

I wear disposable masks when I go out to shop and they don't bother me at all.

If you're allergic to a lot of fabrics, could you make some cloth ones for yourself out of fabrics that you're not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By e.j.
:lol: Rough day? ;)

:lol: Rough day? ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,353
Posted By e.j.
Providers here are required to wear masks during...

Providers here are required to wear masks during the day care day, inside and outside, when we can't keep a 6' distance from the kids. Kids 2 and older are encouraged, but not required, to wear...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By e.j.
Licensing here wouldn't be ok with me leaving the...

Licensing here wouldn't be ok with me leaving the kids outside to play while I ran in to use the bathroom. To be honest, I wouldn't feel comfortable doing it whether they approved or not. Licensing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By e.j.
If the kids here don't sleep during nap time, I...

If the kids here don't sleep during nap time, I tell the non-napper he needs to rest his body until the other kids who usually nap fall asleep. If the non-napper is still awake at that point, I let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,063
Posted By e.j.
I'd be concerned, too. I would ask the parents...

I'd be concerned, too. I would ask the parents if they've observed the things you've mentioned and if they haven't noticed it or they have and never mentioned it to their pediatrician, I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By e.j.
EEC here says, "If symptoms are observed, the...

EEC here says, "If symptoms are observed, the child may not attend child care and must return home immediately." so I've been wondering the same thing. Maybe ask the parents to get a doctor's note...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By e.j.
I haven't had a problem recognizing a dcp yet but...

I haven't had a problem recognizing a dcp yet but I'm sure it'll happen to me one of these days. I have pulled a complete blank on the name of a dcp as I was trying to introduce her to newly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5,936
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 680,035
Posted By e.j.
I was thinking along the same lines only I'm...

I was thinking along the same lines only I'm stingier and would have handed her one pair of gloves instead of the whole box. lol I wouldn't be too happy about it though. Gloves are still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,070
Posted By e.j.
Having help must be somewhat of a relief for you,...

Having help must be somewhat of a relief for you, although I imagine the damage and cleanup has to be tough under any circumstances. I'm sorry you're having to deal with it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,070
Posted By e.j.
I can only imagine how scary that drive out of...

I can only imagine how scary that drive out of your neighborhood must have been! Hopefully your insurance company acts quickly to cover the damage to your home. It's got to feel overwhelming to have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By e.j.
I would try something like this first but if the...

I would try something like this first but if the behavior kept up, I'd term. In the 20+ years I've done child care, I've rarely termed anyone. Since this past November, though, I've termed 2 kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By e.j.
We had a relatively warm winter with much less...

We had a relatively warm winter with much less snow than usual. I thought we were in for an early spring but once spring arrived, the temperature took a dive and got colder and snowier instead. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By e.j.
Based on what I'm seeing in the area I live, I'm...

Based on what I'm seeing in the area I live, I'm a bit nervous, too. The county I live in is seeing a surge in cases, hospitalizations and deaths and the small town I live in has seen cases double...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By e.j.
Personally, I wouldn't necessarily let them go...

Personally, I wouldn't necessarily let them go but I would have an honest conversation with them, telling them what my concerns are. I'd ask them to keep their child home until the number of cases...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,801
Posted By e.j.
I'm sorry to hear your mother was diagnosed with...

I'm sorry to hear your mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. My own mother died from the same years ago at age 51. I remember how painful it was to watch her go through what she did and wouldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,801
Posted By e.j.
That's a statement I can agree with. No...

That's a statement I can agree with.

No matter how we choose to deal with the current situation as individuals and no matter what decisions our elected leaders make in regard to fighting this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,801
Posted By e.j.
I think that's the whole point of the social...

I think that's the whole point of the social distancing/wear a mask in public advisories. The medical experts have advised us to do these things in order to slow the rate of infection so that our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,801
Posted By e.j.
The weapons we are being asked to use right now...

The weapons we are being asked to use right now are like sending our soldiers into war with pistols. I might feel better if the weapons you listed were readily available to everyone. Unfortunately,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,801
Posted By e.j.
I'm honestly not being argumentative or snide so...

I'm honestly not being argumentative or snide so please don't take it that way - is it possible your area (and other areas of the country who have had so few covid cases) have had so few because of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,801
Posted By e.j.
I can't ever remember a time when soldiers went...

I can't ever remember a time when soldiers went to war without having weapons to protect themselves and to fight against the enemy. I also can't remember a war when soldiers were asked to fight an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 750
Posted By e.j.
That's great! Congratulations.

That's great! Congratulations.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 750
Posted By e.j.
Happy Easter! We usually get together with my...

Happy Easter! We usually get together with my extended family and have brunch either at one of our homes or at a restaurant. Since that's out for this year, my son and husband have been out working...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2020, 10:08 AM
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Views: 618
Posted By e.j.
I have that policy in my handbook but I've never...

I have that policy in my handbook but I've never used it for Easter since most people have to work that Monday.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,547
Posted By e.j.
I've been closed as of March 23 per order of the...

I've been closed as of March 23 per order of the governor. Up until then, I was open but only had 1 part time and 1 full time child coming. All of my other dc parents work as teachers or for local...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By e.j.
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 249,494
Posted By e.j.
Hopefully she gets over it soon. lol Happy...

Hopefully she gets over it soon. lol Happy Birthday! My husband's is tomorrow. Under the circumstances, he said he'll be happy just getting his favorite cake. Thankfully, I thought to pick up the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,204
Posted By e.j.
Did you ever get your new cell phone? If so, you...

Did you ever get your new cell phone? If so, you might be able to borrow books from your library using the OverDrive app. You could also get the Kindle app for your phone and download free books...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5,936
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 680,035
Posted By e.j.
likethis The governor of MA has expressed a great...

likethis The governor of MA has expressed a great deal of frustration over this. He said the federal government is often the entity he's competing against when trying to order PPEs. They outbid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By e.j.
I know everyone here knows this but I just have...

I know everyone here knows this but I just have to say it: You are amazingly resourceful!! I wish I had your creativity. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,817
Posted By e.j.
If she talks about you and your day care, people...

If she talks about you and your day care, people who know her will consider the source. You've put yourself through hell for 2 1/2 years. It's time to give yourself and your kids a break. You're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By e.j.
I think everyone so far has given great advice. ...

I think everyone so far has given great advice. Mine would be to close if you can at all afford to close. Given your age and health issues, it's just not worth the risk. I was at the point where...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By e.j.
Was just thinking.....they're now saying that...

Was just thinking.....they're now saying that even if we stop this outbreak, there will most likely be another one because it appears this virus is cyclical. I think reviewing my payment policies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By e.j.
You've certainly earned it!:)

You've certainly earned it!:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By e.j.
Not harsh at all. When I reply as I did, I'm...

Not harsh at all. When I reply as I did, I'm just stating what I'm doing. :) I'm truly not making any judgement about what other providers are doing in terms of payment.

I'm struggling with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By e.j.
That's a really good point. I wouldn't open for...

That's a really good point. I wouldn't open for one drop-in child either unless I needed the money. I also wouldn't be charging for the either, though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By e.j.
This is how I feel, too. I had one 3yo last week...

This is how I feel, too. I had one 3yo last week whose parents needed to work. I thought it'd be a very long week and wasn't really looking forward to it but the days actually went by pretty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 65,675
Posted By e.j.
likethis Dr. Fauci has said that COVID-19 is 10...

likethis Dr. Fauci has said that COVID-19 is 10 times more lethal than the seasonal flu and that it spreads faster:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,435
Posted By e.j.
I've heard the same from a couple of teachers...

I've heard the same from a couple of teachers here. No final decisions had been made but this was the general thinking.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By e.j.
I would reply with what you told us above. I'd...

I would reply with what you told us above. I'd let them know you're at a loss for how this is happening but offer to check the child, with the parent present, before he leaves for home. That way,...
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