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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 37
Posted By LysesKids
My youngest got the vaccine when it was brand...

My youngest got the vaccine when it was brand new.. my older 2 kids already had chicken pox; youngest ended up getting a mild case regardless of the vaccine & her titers were still negative at age...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 05:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,391
Posted By LysesKids
I know... I love my ring doorbell because it sets...

I know... I love my ring doorbell because it sets off the motion sensor even if they don't ring the bell; I can watch them come to the door lol. Not easy to deny a video that can be saved for 30 days
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 80
Posted By LysesKids
You will always have sometime of liability just...

You will always have sometime of liability just by taking kids for care - that said, I personally never allowed my son or hubby around my daycare babies for this reason. I also have had Foster kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 69
Posted By LysesKids
You know, the whole time I've lived here never...

You know, the whole time I've lived here never saw a bat, but we did have a coyote roaming the neighborhood 2 months ago. It took animal control 48 hrs to catch it (next street over). Not a fun time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By LysesKids
WV, CA & Mississippi do not accept religious...

WV, CA & Mississippi do not accept religious exemptions; I know a few other states are considering getting rid of it
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By LysesKids
And even then the Public schools bitch about the...

And even then the Public schools bitch about the medical... I know, I had issues with a school when I lived near you ; I had a verified medical exemption & the school didn't want to accept it so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By LysesKids
THIS... I always was full in Martinsburg because...

THIS... I always was full in Martinsburg because under 24 months is all I did. For some reason, here in TN I was full, but now I'm having issues... Oh yeah, it's because I refuse to drop my fees for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By LysesKids
I personally see this as an issue; I find that...

I personally see this as an issue; I find that parents that let littles sleep in won't nap when everyone else does; hence why I set in my policies, set drop-off & pick up hrs. Unless it's an illness...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 05:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,391
Posted By LysesKids
Yep... because changing pens doesn't always work

Yep... because changing pens doesn't always work
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 03:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 427
Posted By LysesKids
Not every parent gets protected; my own step...

Not every parent gets protected; my own step mother turned me into DHS for educational neglect after my dad died; she didn't believe in homeschooling (which my children thrived in) - she didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By LysesKids
THIS... and babies are all I do lol. I tell...

THIS... and babies are all I do lol. I tell families that I will hold a spot for 2 weeks max, provided they pay the first month fees in full (I prorate 2nd month, then go back to full fee on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By LysesKids
Not all states accept religious exemption... I...

Not all states accept religious exemption... I know of at least 3. And it's not always in the scripture, but what the church believes; it's been taken to court & you don't always have to prove the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 12:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,391
Posted By LysesKids
Yep, I switch pens too... it really makes them...

Yep, I switch pens too... it really makes them stop in their tracks the first time they try to lie about being late
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 12:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 427
Posted By LysesKids
There are many other jobs that require...

There are many other jobs that require fingerprinting also; mine have been in the database since 1985 lol... I worked as a contractor for NIH, plus I was a private process server for child support...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 164
Posted By LysesKids
How about having miniature set of pots & pans for...

How about having miniature set of pots & pans for the child like I do...all my littles "cook" while I do on the other side of my kitchen on the floor. They love it and all are between 8-17 months
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 05:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,391
Posted By LysesKids
Don't feel bad... it took a few years for me to...

Don't feel bad... it took a few years for me to get the idea thru my head; now it's just normal
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,391
Posted By LysesKids
Darlin' it's time to have a digital clock by the...

Darlin' it's time to have a digital clock by the sign out sheet; My clock says you are late, regardless what you want to put & My sheet is right at the front door in my living room; no parent goes in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,391
Posted By LysesKids
I raised 4 children with special needs... mostly...

I raised 4 children with special needs... mostly as a single mom; there are options in certain states when you don't qualify for medical help. I also didn't treat my kids differently & they all grew...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,391
Posted By LysesKids
I totally get that; unless they are still...

I totally get that; unless they are still pregnant, I refuse to interview sans child... even then, I want to meet a newborn before care starts and my policy states that if you know at birth there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By LysesKids
I have set contracted times & explain to the...

I have set contracted times & explain to the families that if they do not call or show within 30 minutes of their set time, I will text once then mark them absent for the day if no response to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By LysesKids
This is what my policy reads... If you are...

This is what my policy reads...

If you are scheduled to arrive before 9 AM, there is a possibility that you are the first arrival for the day as everyone has a different contracted schedule; If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By LysesKids
Yeah, the house that I was to originally going to...

Yeah, the house that I was to originally going to buy here 5 years ago was deemed to have black mold @ inspection, but I had heard other rumors from neighbors that previous renters over a few years...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By LysesKids
Haven't been on the website recently... I know...

Haven't been on the website recently... I know they have different products including Mold remediation, but never would have thought about a Meth Lab lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By LysesKids
I use Benefect... it's an EPA approved, plant...

I use Benefect... it's an EPA approved, plant based, hospital grade that doesn't require a wipe off... spray & let dry (almost $50 thru Amazon for a gallon). Less toxic than vinegar & water on toys
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,391
Posted By LysesKids
See, I would want to know upfront, because I have...

See, I would want to know upfront, because I have my own partial disability & it could affect the care I give especially since my home cannot be retro-fitted for special equipment due to space issues...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-13-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By LysesKids
I don't own a Micro zapper lol... I cook...

I don't own a Micro zapper lol... I cook everything stove, oven or crockpot if it's not on a grill; and yes, no issue keeping leftovers... I cook the salmon in portions, some of which I take off the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By LysesKids
I feel for you & those in CA... I went thru this...

I feel for you & those in CA... I went thru this a few years ago with the fires in the Smokey Mtn's & Gatlinburg burning; weeks on end of having to keep my babies inside. I still have to watch the...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-12-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By LysesKids
THIS... I try & Grill on Sundays for at...

THIS...

I try & Grill on Sundays for at least 3 meals... that way I can just take the meat & use it in the recipe (or reheat as is). Today I'm doing fresh Salmon (Kroger had a great deal today &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 246
Posted By LysesKids
It's the better option lol... haven't been there...

It's the better option lol... haven't been there for awhile myself
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By LysesKids
I finally just broke a new moms habit of this......

I finally just broke a new moms habit of this... I just explained that I didn't want the littles (all are under 18 months), wanting someone else food; some of it is because of allergies... her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 246
Posted By LysesKids
I can just see you trying to wrangle all the kids...

I can just see you trying to wrangle all the kids on the train now lol... of course, you could try to drive it, but that's still a crazy idea knowing that it costs a minimum $25 to park there. I...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 08-09-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 264
Posted By LysesKids
Never heard of it & I use to do childcare in IL...

Never heard of it & I use to do childcare in IL ... you can find all the help you need right here FOR FREE. In fact, if it wasn't for a few forums over the past several years, not sure I would have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By LysesKids
I personally wouldn't call it "school" of any...

I personally wouldn't call it "school" of any kind... my babes age out out about 18-21 months & most already know basic "preschool" songs (even if they can't sing them all due to not saying words...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 445,897
Posted By LysesKids
Can we say Late pick up fees apply... oh, I also...

Can we say Late pick up fees apply... oh, I also charge sick childcare fees of $10 per 10 minutes. Yep, sucks to be that mom that learns the hard way
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,006
Posted By LysesKids
THISlikethis

THISlikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,006
Posted By LysesKids
Yep, we have a severe wind/damaging hail warning...

Yep, we have a severe wind/damaging hail warning right now with our thunderstorms... not the greatest idea for infants that are trying to nap
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 250,050
Posted By LysesKids
Woo Hoo...

Little man took his first step - the best part it was when Mom came to pick up today so she witnessed it; tomorrow is his 1st Birthday, and I'm making a small cake (as I do for all the 1st birthdays)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By LysesKids
I agree with BC; PnP's are a No no because it's...

I agree with BC; PnP's are a No no because it's considered confinement. At that age, if she won't sit quietly paying with a small toy or looking at a picture book, I too would call and let mom know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 362
Posted By LysesKids
I'll stick with Square thank you ... never had an...

I'll stick with Square thank you ... never had an issue in all the years I've used it; on the plus side I have the chip reader & can take Apple pay too which around here is unheard of for a daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 362
Posted By LysesKids
Pestle & I have small local accounts... not a...

Pestle & I have small local accounts... not a major bank plus you couldn't pay me enough to go back to BoA or Wells Fargo after issues several of my family & I had years ago
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 362
Posted By LysesKids
See, I have the same issue - both my bank (in...

See, I have the same issue - both my bank (in AR/MO only) and my Credit Union are small local and I don't trust giving out my bank info. I had bad issues with PayPal years ago and my bank account was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 362
Posted By LysesKids
You can only get away with that in certain...

You can only get away with that in certain states, so check the laws in yours for taking CC's... You could for future just raise fees enough to cover the extra 3% & offer a discount for cash payers....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 356
Posted By LysesKids
It's what I tried to tell you... most of us run...

It's what I tried to tell you... most of us run right at the limit without excess; that goes for homes & centers. Bathrooms & kitchens in centers are considered unusable for play space, but are used...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,392
Posted By LysesKids
I ban any clothing with hoodies or strings that...

I ban any clothing with hoodies or strings that is indoor wear, especially since I work with infants... on an outdoor jacket in cool weather I will allow it WHEN we go out. I have it in my clothing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 356
Posted By LysesKids
We all have more space when a building is empty,...

We all have more space when a building is empty, however it's how much furniture & unusable areas that will count against # of kids allowed; you could go absolutely minimum on requirements for toys,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 399
Posted By LysesKids
You also have to remember that a lot of this...

You also have to remember that a lot of this forum are home providers (or group homes), however, there are centers among us. It could be a good reason all your different questions aren't being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 356
Posted By LysesKids
Not every center (or home for that matter) has...

Not every center (or home for that matter) has more space than what the state requires; it depends on your building, outside play area etc. Inner city regulations might vary from rural even in same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,159
Posted By LysesKids
YES... only one spot to go; this mom signed...

YES... only one spot to go; this mom signed contract & paid tonight. Better than the 2 that blew me off earlier this week happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 457
Posted By LysesKids
Yep... I send home for symptoms & vomiting,...

Yep... I send home for symptoms & vomiting, regardless of cause, is one of them :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 445,897
Posted By LysesKids
Ditto... My youngest still hates the fact we...

Ditto... My youngest still hates the fact we missed out on things when she was younger because daycare came first; if I had it to do over I would CLOSE & credit the day
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,159
Posted By LysesKids
The next 2 interviews are moms I've met prior so...

The next 2 interviews are moms I've met prior so we shall see. If both sign poor little man will be my only boy & he's the oldest lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,159
Posted By LysesKids
It's why I started not giving out the address...

It's why I started not giving out the address until a few hrs prior... to see if they even remembered they had a meet and greet lol. I mean I put the general area I live in ads, just not exact so it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,159
Posted By LysesKids
And another bites the dust

:mad:... chatted on the phone yesterday... she texted for the address 2.5 hrs in advance & bam; no show, no call - not even an answer to my text. I explained this was my last spot open & I had other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By LysesKids
Oh, so sorry darlin'; I have an uncle that had to...

Oh, so sorry darlin'; I have an uncle that had to leave also... prayers everything stays safe
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-27-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By LysesKids
Hi & Welcome to the forum.

Hi & Welcome to the forum.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 639
Posted By LysesKids
All my littles are gone & a new parent signed on...

All my littles are gone & a new parent signed on too... time for a Moscow Mule lol. I'll worry about steam cleaning the rug tomorrow
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 335
Posted By LysesKids
I gave one family a bill for a new mattress back...

I gave one family a bill for a new mattress back in 2004 when I took older kids; parents pulled that day lol... at the time we were using Japanese floor futons for naps & little got the cover off of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,364
Posted By LysesKids
I already work with Foster & shelter kids, but...

I already work with Foster & shelter kids, but only as Drop-ins; none have used me FT even when offered as the state doesn't pay enough for Legally licensed exempt vouchers. I was in a crises shelter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By LysesKids
You might also check to see if the filter is...

You might also check to see if the filter is clogged - yes, dishwashers have a small filter under the bottom rack; usually they twist out & can be cleaned with bleach after getting the gunk off it. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By LysesKids
Get into ratio ASAP... you are risking loosing...

Get into ratio ASAP... you are risking loosing everything, plus getting fined just because it's taking longer than you want. It was your choice to take on too many children, parents didn't force you,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 445,897
Posted By LysesKids
What's worse is how many kids she actually had...

What's worse is how many kids she actually had even as far back as January when she was first being investigated... different news story...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 445,897
Posted By LysesKids
Another 2 children died due to drowning-Knoxville

I knew about this Friday (https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/local/2018/07/23/om-baby-daycare-ordered-shut-down-two-months-before-toddlers-drownings/820123002/) from friends of mine... what pisses...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 719
Posted By LysesKids
There are certain things I will never buy 2nd...

There are certain things I will never buy 2nd hand... shoes are one of them. My children always got new shoes because I didn't want to even consider what the used ones could harbor germ wise
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By LysesKids
Agreed... full fee only. I refuse to lose $$...

Agreed... full fee only. I refuse to lose $$ being I have limited spots available - I did the same as you when I lived in WV because I was naive when I first opened. Live & learn
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By LysesKids
I only do cash or credit card pre-pay... haven't...

I only do cash or credit card pre-pay... haven't had to chase a parent for payments in years after I switched the contract payment terms; no pay, no stay; full time contract automatically becomes Pay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By LysesKids
is the center only certified for 2+ on the...

is the center only certified for 2+ on the license?... if so, they may be breaking reg's by taking your child; how is that babe being kept separate from older kids? Something I would question if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 769
Posted By LysesKids
Exactly; I had no clue I would literally have...

Exactly; I had no clue I would literally have less than 30 minutes to get babes out of my home due to extreme flooding in 2011 (AR)... the water was nothing one minute & coming in the front door 20...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 427
Posted By LysesKids
Personally, I would refuse care unless someone...

Personally, I would refuse care unless someone paid the fee; they can get the child to & from care, fees are due in full in this case... now had it been a car accident like my one parent had in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By LysesKids
This wrong on so many levels... she needs to be...

This wrong on so many levels... she needs to be in jail in the psych ward
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 970
Posted By LysesKids
I would have asked the parent right then & there...

I would have asked the parent right then & there for repainting money then a firm NO afterwards. I would hate to see what their house looked like
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 769
Posted By LysesKids
Oh, I have a few MT House too lol... I found a...

Oh, I have a few MT House too lol... I found a set on Amazon as a trial when I was checking out freeze dried camp food... it's how I came across this sampler...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 769
Posted By LysesKids
Along with tubes of formula powder, I have 18...

Along with tubes of formula powder, I have 18 self heating MRE's in my stock along with many small pouches of freeze dried fruit & veg. I can make soups/sides with the veg & use the fruit as they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,168
Posted By LysesKids
And my daycare families always ask why I have...

And my daycare families always ask why I have alarms on my doors... so if a toddler gets it open it sounds off & lets me know a door opened that shouldn't; it's also Why I have locked gated deck...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 975
Posted By LysesKids
No offense, but that seems like withholding food...

No offense, but that seems like withholding food from the child... What if the child just wants only fruits & veg one day - correct me if I am wrong, but you are saying they can't get them if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 537
Posted By LysesKids
Exactly why I don't have a late pay fee... my...

Exactly why I don't have a late pay fee... my Full time contracts automatically becomes drop-in and I start looking to replace; all it took was everyone to see me do it to one parent - nobody pulled...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 537
Posted By LysesKids
I have 2 set days for pay each month with the...

I have 2 set days for pay each month with the exception of Drop-ins... the 1st or 1st & 15th lol. No pay, no stay & if you don't pay the contract fees it automatically switches to Pay by the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 567
Posted By LysesKids
Yeah, a few of my friends in MD & VA were talking...

Yeah, a few of my friends in MD & VA were talking about the promo yesterday... some people don't understand that 7-11 is NOT nationwide and they asked me what I did to get my fix? Nothing, i hate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By LysesKids
That doesn't change the fact we are mandated...

That doesn't change the fact we are mandated reporters... may not always agree that 8-10 yr olds need boosters (a few states, depending on child's size, it is law), but I'm not about to lose my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By LysesKids
If it's the right music it can help littles fall...

If it's the right music it can help littles fall asleep; my uncle composes ZEN CD's that will put people to sleep and as such it actually has a warning on each not to listen while driving - I've used...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By LysesKids
I have all my policies online because I try &...

I have all my policies online because I try & avoid as much extra paper as possible; I'm an Eco Healthy childcare, do organic foods & am fragrance free I want families that jive with those things....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By LysesKids
I always have my babes eat, wash hands after then...

I always have my babes eat, wash hands after then we read a story (it amazes parents that I can get littles to sit in a circle when all are under 2 years old); I then turn down lights and put them...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 07-11-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By LysesKids
I have State Farm for my insurance... they limit...

I have State Farm for my insurance... they limit childcare liability to 6 kids in every state they cover; must be running legal in your state. I bundled Homeowners, Auto & the childcare liability and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By LysesKids
How many 4 year olds do you know, riding behind...

How many 4 year olds do you know, riding behind an adult mind you, can reach the 2nd set of footpegs... that's just messed up
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By LysesKids
Maybe not legal Annalee... I just found this in...

Maybe not legal Annalee... I just found this in the TN motorcycle manual

IMPORTANT NEW LAW ON CARRYING MOTORCYCLE PASSENGERS: Effective July 1, 2012, it is a Class C misdemeanor to carry a child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By LysesKids
As a mandated reporter I would call it in; if you...

As a mandated reporter I would call it in; if you don't and something happens and the state finds out you knew, it could hurt your business if not get you shut down or worse.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By LysesKids
Travel PnP in living room with wheels, up at all...

Travel PnP in living room with wheels, up at all times (has bassinet for newborns); mini crib in playroom put up as needed along with an extra PnP & three 3" nap mattresses with their own sheets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By LysesKids
My grandparents always made us "children's...

My grandparents always made us "children's coffee" when we were little and only when we were attending social events like weddings; 9/10 milk with just a smidge or so of coffee lol. Now my oldest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By LysesKids
I technically have no set hours, however I only...

I technically have no set hours, however I only interview families that request between certain ones; I offer drop-in (pay by the day, no guarantee) between 6a-9pm, however most my regular FT clients...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By LysesKids
This is why most of us require fees be paid in...

This is why most of us require fees be paid in advance of care... no pay, no stay; I got burned to many times my first year, so I changed how I do things; Now I take nothing but bi-monthly/monthly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 250,050
Posted By LysesKids
Lucky you... I'm in heaven because a daycare...

Lucky you... I'm in heaven because a daycare momma just loaded me up last night with zucchini & 'cukes from their garden; I have so much, I'll have to freeze, bake & pickle the lot over the next few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By LysesKids
When there are known health issues, I require not...

When there are known health issues, I require not only Drs diagnoses, but written treatment plan before I will consider contracting; I ran into this situation late last year... interviewed a mom w/6...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By LysesKids
Now I have had parents enroll their infants &...

Now I have had parents enroll their infants & sent older siblings to another childcare or Montessori; It's happened about 4 times in 10 years... when you have a parent whose child ages out & still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By LysesKids
I would pass; don't change your program to...

I would pass; don't change your program to accommodate her just because she has older kids that fit with the program. It's not worth it... I've lost potentials because I do under 24 months only and ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,137
Posted By LysesKids
I'm bad...

again old post LOL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,137
Posted By LysesKids
I have... my neighbors had one & my older...

I have... my neighbors had one & my older daughter broke her arm (14 at the time) because the netting gave way when she hit the side. I hate trampolines. Even after breaking her arm, it didn't deter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By LysesKids
The maximum number of enrollees that are allowed...

The maximum number of enrollees that are allowed for this center might be found in the compliance listing even if you don't get exact number of actual kids currently there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By LysesKids
You posted it before I could :lol:

You posted it before I could :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By LysesKids
TEMP regulations vary by state... No way would I...

TEMP regulations vary by state... No way would I have taken kids out; TN the highest temp allowed is 95 including heat index. I go out early morning & stay in the shade for a good part of that time,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 599
Posted By LysesKids
My thought exactly... When you have a true dairy...

My thought exactly... When you have a true dairy allergy, All Cow or goat milk, butter, yogurt, cheese, ice cream are off limits. They make soy, almond & coconut versions of everything Nowen days......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By LysesKids
I know many workplaces have no fragrance...

I know many workplaces have no fragrance policies, why should childcares be any different - the parents might not work there, but I do and the families that pick me love the no fragrance rule; And...
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