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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 164
Posted By rosieteddy
I would gate kitchen off.Let him move around.I...

I would gate kitchen off.Let him move around.I used to prep lunch somewhat before going out.Then I stayed out a little longer sat kids at table to color while I did last minute prep.Then we all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By rosieteddy
I agree with blackcat,but only if everyone brings...

I agree with blackcat,but only if everyone brings food.Is this child allowed to bring snacks because she doesn't like what you serve?Then I would stop it .She is getting preferential treatment.If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By rosieteddy
I was just like you Josie .There is always one...

I was just like you Josie .There is always one more we think we should take.If you really want him I would offer 4 days for 15.00 less no exceptions.If they want to add day later I would charge full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 362
Posted By rosieteddy
I would not change any thing.Let them do what...

I would not change any thing.Let them do what your other clients do or pay cash.They can get a cash advance through the credit card if they want.Why mix everthing up for one family.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By rosieteddy
I also used the "if you can't say something nice...

I also used the "if you can't say something nice don't say anything".Sorry but I think the 4 yr old knew telling someone they were wearing a diaper was wrong.Part of our job is teaching them how to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 321
Posted By rosieteddy
I was so lucky the 2 yrs I had every other Friday...

I was so lucky the 2 yrs I had every other Friday off.It was great,I would not switch to t-Friday work with Mondays off because you would loose the paid Mon Holidays.Not to mention the decadence of a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By rosieteddy
If you are only going in the yard I would train...

If you are only going in the yard I would train him to walk.I used safety strap for 2 yrs and up.It strapped around the childs wrist and then I looped it to stroller.The child held onto the handle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By rosieteddy
I think you should decline this family.I know...

I think you should decline this family.I know from experience that they figure you will work with them.I would say my hours are ----no exceptions.January is a long way,a new client will come along.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 07-19-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By rosieteddy
I am not sure how many you feed but it can be...

I am not sure how many you feed but it can be done.Breakfast cereal milk and fruit/muffins milk fruit .Lunch you can pick a couple of sandwiches -turkey,cheeseect offer cut up veggies,fruit and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By rosieteddy
I also vote close earlier.I would send a notice...

I also vote close earlier.I would send a notice that beginning August 6th new hours are provided.In your situation I would close at 5 pm.If they need more time I would charge extra for 5-5:30 at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 537
Posted By rosieteddy
I implemented a new payment method when that kept...

I implemented a new payment method when that kept happening to me.I did not want a late fee,I wanted my pay.I gave 2 weeks notice to change payment schedule.I wrote that due to so many late payments...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By rosieteddy
I am with Blackcat on this.I would hesitate to...

I am with Blackcat on this.I would hesitate to offer tablet.I would lay her down last and after the required resting time offer books only.I do like the story on cd but only if it played all of nap...
Forum: Curriculum 07-11-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By rosieteddy
Also did your child start March 5?If so were you...

Also did your child start March 5?If so were you charged a curriculum fee then?It could be that they charge once a year for the year and your child was included from March till now with activities...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By rosieteddy
I am with Blackcat.No refund no assistant ect.

I am with Blackcat.No refund no assistant ect.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By rosieteddy
I like Blackcats reply. I would have not wanted...

I like Blackcats reply. I would have not wanted to turn them away(to confrontational.whimpy I know).I instead would change the policy.I would charge everyone the cost of milk plus a fee doubling the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 699
Posted By rosieteddy
I like CATHEARDERS reply.Tell her...

I like CATHEARDERS reply.Tell her outright.Starting tomorrow no snacks.I would tell mom in front of child.Tell child there will be no more snacks at end of day.I also would have everything child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By rosieteddy
For my older /bigger kids I got the little tyke...

For my older /bigger kids I got the little tyke motorcycles.They were great and worked ok on woodchips.It is so annoying when they break the smaller toys.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By rosieteddy
To keep your friendship I would skip the...

To keep your friendship I would skip the convo.That being said I would ease him into your routine.He will probally pick up skills from the other children.He probally can do some ,but why try if you...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-20-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,090
Posted By rosieteddy
If I was a parent,I would want to meet who would...

If I was a parent,I would want to meet who would be home while my child was there.I would expect more of a bed for sleeping -toddler beds with mattress and bedding or twin size if older child.I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By rosieteddy
I charged teachers the same tuition as everyone...

I charged teachers the same tuition as everyone else.The difference was I did not provide care to them on any schoolvacations or holidays they still paid the same.Even if I was open they stayed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By rosieteddy
Just use the people you know.Explain to them that...

Just use the people you know.Explain to them that someone may call for a reference.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By rosieteddy
I would send one last email to her only.Tell her...

I would send one last email to her only.Tell her tuition due at drop off Monday with late fee or no daycare.Where did the little one end up?Hope you have last two weeks tuition from her if needed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 749
Posted By rosieteddy
So sorry your feeling this way .Wish I could come...

So sorry your feeling this way .Wish I could come and help you. I think your idea of chart about what is allowed and not allowed is a great idea.Make a short one of the weekend.No running or jumping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 749
Posted By rosieteddy
I feel your pain.When one child dominates the...

I feel your pain.When one child dominates the group into bad behavior it is hell. My last group was really challenging,the babies were fussy which turned the toddlers giving the preschool kids power...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 589
Posted By rosieteddy
I did this ,I opened half hour early.I charged 10...

I did this ,I opened half hour early.I charged 10 dollars per day extra.They had to pay with there usual tuition and it was nonrefundable.If you do not charge enough other parents see you are opening...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By rosieteddy
I second taking pictures and an ornament .Like a...

I second taking pictures and an ornament .Like a previous poster said'.parents are not interested in a craft we make' I started giving just the children a gift at holiday time.Pajamas,a movie and a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,700
Posted By rosieteddy
I think its time to look for a center.First time...

I think its time to look for a center.First time parent or not calling licensing was wrong.You do not trust the provider so that home is not a good fit.A center would be more open door policy .I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By rosieteddy
What about having her start at 10 am.That way...

What about having her start at 10 am.That way when the babies wake she can help get them changed ect.Or what about sending her outdoors with the non sleepers while you tend to the infants.I think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,124
Posted By rosieteddy
Maybe give them a little less at first...

Maybe give them a little less at first interview.Give them a chance to get to know you and your program first.I always went over the contract tuition,paid time off,sick policy and holidays. I did not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By rosieteddy
I also would not have done that.My group totally...

I also would not have done that.My group totally lost it when visitors showed up.I only let parents visit when we were outside as the wider space seemed more manageable.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By rosieteddy
If the family is great and the child good I would...

If the family is great and the child good I would keep her.Good families and babies are not always there.The older kids will age out and every month this baby gets older.Why not call her your last...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By rosieteddy
I had a jogging stroller single,I always had...

I had a jogging stroller single,I always had trouble keeping air in the tires.Then I bought the runabout 5 seater best stroller for rough terrain and easy even with 5 kids in it.My go to was a graco...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By rosieteddy
I often had children stay 4 or 5 yrs.I made a...

I often had children stay 4 or 5 yrs.I made a photo book from all the pictures over the years.I titled it Fun Time at Nana's. Then I crocheted a blanket during their last few months.I often crocheted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 914
Posted By rosieteddy
I would term today.Sounds like they could just...

I would term today.Sounds like they could just send her to Grandmothers house.No way would I keep her.I required a report saying a child was allergic before stopping dairy.Not a Dr. note but a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 914
Posted By rosieteddy
I personally would term.Wanting to change...

I personally would term.Wanting to change naptime,movie time and dairy free.Nope wouldn't work for me.You are not her employee ,she attends your program.I would send a notice and say that your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By rosieteddy
I thought you were getting ready to retire.It has...

I thought you were getting ready to retire.It has taken me 3 years to finally get rid of most of my plastic climbers and slides.Why not save the money for a vacation or something you want for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By rosieteddy
Nope would not fly in my DC.He would have lost...

Nope would not fly in my DC.He would have lost his privacy first time removing pull-up.Parents would have to bring the onesies to keep diaper on.Not acceptable for sanitary reasons.FYIthey do sell a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By rosieteddy
I would send an e-mail now.I would say as' I have...

I would send an e-mail now.I would say as' I have not received your deposit I will continue with interviews. I will let you know which family fits my program best.I will contact you on Friday and...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-21-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,266
Posted By rosieteddy
I had to close with no notice.I had a heart...

I had to close with no notice.I had a heart attack at the end of the month in Feb 2015.The uncertainty of when I would be well enough to reopen caused me to close.I did not collect sick days or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By rosieteddy
I think I would take a pass.If you are alone with...

I think I would take a pass.If you are alone with the children how can you stop the chaos.She must be really bad if kicked out of other DC.I would tell Mom you need to see some improvement this week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By rosieteddy
I would tell parents the behavior is...

I would tell parents the behavior is unexceptable.I would tell them starting tomorrow that they are to text or call when they are here.I would have child ready to leave and tell parents no long...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By rosieteddy
Happy Provider Day-weekend.know that you do make...

Happy Provider Day-weekend.know that you do make a difference in the families lives.I am in the process of selling the home where I provided care for 63 children.I took care of these families the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By rosieteddy
I used the crate at night.I also bought a plastic...

I used the crate at night.I also bought a plastic playpen from Amazon.It was just like a baby play space with no floor.I would put the puppy in at drop off and pickup.I also put a puppy pad and toys...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,966
Posted By rosieteddy
I would not mention it at all.I always prepped...

I would not mention it at all.I always prepped family dinner at lunch.Then when going out for afternoon play would put in oven.That is what family childcare in a home is.You need to feed your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 892
Posted By rosieteddy
I would stick to what you already told them.You...

I would stick to what you already told them.You gave the spot to someone else.If they are not happy with part time they have plenty of notice to find somewhere else.I bet your fees are cheaper than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By rosieteddy
I have in the past used dental floss to sew the...

I have in the past used dental floss to sew the pack and play.Not sure it would be approved.It did work.I think you can buy the basic pack and play for under 50.00 dollars in Walmart or on amazon.You...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By rosieteddy
Are you taking the 4 yr old back in the...

Are you taking the 4 yr old back in the fall?Maybe just fulltime would be better.Could you charge a little more for the four you have ?An extra 5 dollars a day would be the price for one child and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By rosieteddy
Though I agree with what everyone else said I...

Though I agree with what everyone else said I would do something different.Because they live across the street and you are almost done I would not charge them the late fee.I would give them the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By rosieteddy
Could you just let this group play out and then...

Could you just let this group play out and then retire? In theory all infants seems more manageable .Toddlers and preschoolers can be more strong willed.But an infant needs your help to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,702
Posted By rosieteddy
Smile When I interviewed a parent I always had parents...

When I interviewed a parent I always had parents only.If child was an infant and they insisted I allowed the child with parent for first interview.Child had to be in parents arms or carrier. I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 697
Posted By rosieteddy
Obviously he new they were the wrong...

Obviously he new they were the wrong choice.Iwould instate a new policy effective immediately. Iwould say you have one week to purchase Velcro shoes.Even a less expensive pair would be fine.Not fair...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By rosieteddy
I had a few children like this over the years.I...

I had a few children like this over the years.I had good luck with music playing.I would set the tv to music(instrumental)it played a little loud.That way if phone rang or someone woke I could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By rosieteddy
I would use a playpen instead of dining room.I...

I would use a playpen instead of dining room.I also would have a confined space outside to separate her.I would explain to parents if asked that it is for safety.I used a playspace with a door on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By rosieteddy
Wow just wow.How do you keep them? I think I...

Wow just wow.How do you keep them? I think I would have termed by now.Short of 2 pack and plays just for them I don't know what you can do. Maybe get outside more and walk ,or keep them alone.The...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-22-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 605
Posted By rosieteddy
I get it. I was just thinking maybe there was...

I get it. I was just thinking maybe there was some way to avoid conflict with the dad.I would not want to be audited .I was thinking more on terms of a form saying the other parent paid ,maybe not...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-21-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 605
Posted By rosieteddy
What about just giving him a copy.Maybe you could...

What about just giving him a copy.Maybe you could give a receipt saying monies paid by other parent for said child.I do not think I would want bad feelings between either parent and myself.There must...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 976
Posted By rosieteddy
I would address it if it happens again.I would...

I would address it if it happens again.I would tell parent that it hurts your feelings to imply that the child not have good care.Not to mention that other children may pick up on it.I would explain...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By rosieteddy
Not a jerk.I had a heart attack and was...

Not a jerk.I had a heart attack and was hospitalized for a week.If that was all then my families would have come back.I was not able to reopen for at least 3 weeks .Then there were Dr appointments...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By rosieteddy
I would give 1 week notice as they are stay at...

I would give 1 week notice as they are stay at home parents anyway.I would send out a notice telling them the new hours.I would offer full time at one rate.Then a little more per day for part...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By rosieteddy
Sounds like an awesome set up.I always made pasta...

Sounds like an awesome set up.I always made pasta enough for multiple meals.Stored in baggies flat then used the microwave to reheat with what ever sauce I was serving that day.Even now that I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By rosieteddy
Why not go with a microwave oven?Not as likely to...

Why not go with a microwave oven?Not as likely to burn anyone usually works for heating up lunches easily.I did most of my care in the basement playroom.I did cook in the kitchen and then bring food...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 784
Posted By rosieteddy
When my group started getting more physical I...

When my group started getting more physical I changed up our day.I gave less free time.I planned table activities on arrival .We took a longer walk 3 times a day.Once the child turned 2 they held...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By rosieteddy
I personally never gave paid time off to...

I personally never gave paid time off to parents.I had teachers contract which included paying for school vacations and not bringing their child.Other clients paid for holidays and my 3 weeks of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 882
Posted By rosieteddy
As long as she is not upset I would try to not...

As long as she is not upset I would try to not let it bother you.Who knows at 2 what she is thinking.If she eats ,plays sleeps ect be happy.I would much rather have that than crying all day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By rosieteddy
An old remedy was karo syrup.About 2 oz in warm...

An old remedy was karo syrup.About 2 oz in warm water or apple juice.Also pears,plums oatmeal cereal sometimes help.
Forum: Curriculum 04-03-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By rosieteddy
I used Carols affordable curriculum.It was a good...

I used Carols affordable curriculum.It was a good basic plan.I loved that all the supplies were included.I had crayons,markers and scissors for each child in a personal art box.I would choose books...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By rosieteddy
Take the time off.You deserve a break ,and...

Take the time off.You deserve a break ,and parents would not think twice about taking time when they want.I aam a believer of vacation for providers.Sometimes it felt like my taking two weeks...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-02-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By rosieteddy
I got to the point where we had 5 favorite...

I got to the point where we had 5 favorite meals.They knew what day it was for each meal.They liked what they liked.I would sometimes -once a month add to the lunch with something new served on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By rosieteddy
I would not do weekends.I think it would make the...

I would not do weekends.I think it would make the week to long.Also though that seems like a decent pay it is 6 hours with multiple children.Lunch and snacks would cut a fair amount out of the...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-30-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By rosieteddy
Also add a clause to your contract stating...

Also add a clause to your contract stating provider has the right to terminate for parental conflict or something like that.I am sure someone on here has a good line for that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By rosieteddy
I would pass on this family.You will hopefully...

I would pass on this family.You will hopefully have others sign up for the time you want.That being said you could take them and charge more for 5-6 pm.Its amazing how fast clients can find a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,058
Posted By rosieteddy
Why not just send note.I would say under the...

Why not just send note.I would say under the circumstance you feel child will be to tired.That as you offer the day free and parent and sibling will be home child should not attend.As parent has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 805
Posted By rosieteddy
Up the ladder down the slide .Stop licking the...

Up the ladder down the slide .Stop licking the window.Stop touching yourself.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By rosieteddy
I gave a teacher contract that stated no school...

I gave a teacher contract that stated no school no care.They got a discount for summer and did not bring the child on school vacations..I eventually just went by school closings for everyone in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By rosieteddy
I eventually changed my hours.I went from 7-6 for...

I eventually changed my hours.I went from 7-6 for a set fee.I found parents were using the time for shopping or personal reasons .There mentality was "I am paying for it so I should use it".Five...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By rosieteddy
I had a bunch of pull toys like dogs ,fisherprice...

I had a bunch of pull toys like dogs ,fisherprice stuff.You know when there was a decent string to pull. I put ribbons on them and kept them in a box just for marching time.Iwas lucky to have a three...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By rosieteddy
I officially stopped the am nap at 12 months.We...

I officially stopped the am nap at 12 months.We did go out for a walk at 10 am and if they fell asleep I let them sleep up to 45 min just to take the edge off.If impossible to stay awake before that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By rosieteddy
I used a large piece of indoor outdoor carpet.It...

I used a large piece of indoor outdoor carpet.It worked like a charm .I never had to replace it in 5 years great for spring and winter no mud.I chose the green grass look kind.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,122
Posted By rosieteddy
When I ran in to this problem I changed the way I...

When I ran in to this problem I changed the way I accepted checks-tuition.I explained that I knew it was hard to remember payment when on different schedules.I notified all parents that starting the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By rosieteddy
I would definitely have your husband talk to...

I would definitely have your husband talk to him.If I were a parent I would not like an adult who was not cori checked interacting with my child at DC.Maybe you could invite him to come after nap and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By rosieteddy
Back in 2015 I had a heart attack.I closed after...

Back in 2015 I had a heart attack.I closed after a week in the hospital.There was no way to know how long a recovery period would be.Every parent understood and found care quickly.I did not charge...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-24-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By rosieteddy
I would definitely call.That story last week...

I would definitely call.That story last week about the parents tying their children to beds and not feeding them blew my mind.Then to hear a neighbor saw them marching around late at night.He never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By rosieteddy
This is exactly why I started waiting in...

This is exactly why I started waiting in foyer.All children left between 5-530 so we would get coats on bags ready infants in car seats.Then every one picked a book.Seats were assigned.We would sing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By rosieteddy
Its Friday I would give notice today.If you do...

Its Friday I would give notice today.If you do not have a trial period already then I would institute one today.It would explain the trial period of two weeks .In that time provider or parent can get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By rosieteddy
I would charge at least 10.00 for the half...

I would charge at least 10.00 for the half hour.It has to be worth your while.If you charge less then parent will use it more frequently and before you know it your hours are until 6 everyday.I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By rosieteddy
You did over and above.I would have apologized...

You did over and above.I would have apologized and not charged for the early drop off.I would not have refunded the day.You are nice to offer that.It will be interesting to see if she still pays...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By rosieteddy
When I had a teachers contract I charged for the...

When I had a teachers contract I charged for the holiday.They would add it to the previous weeks tuition.I did not charge for the week and they could not bring the children any days they were off.I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,782
Posted By rosieteddy
When I took a different or extended vacation I...

When I took a different or extended vacation I would always put a note on the door the night before.I did not want to see them and often they forgot when we were closed.The note said reminder daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,153
Posted By rosieteddy
I always wanted a way to hide the bullitan...

I always wanted a way to hide the bullitan board.I never did it but my idea was to mount a painted shade that I could pull over board on weekends and holidays.I always felt like I lived and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2017, 05:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By rosieteddy
As you stayed open for the day I would charge.I...

As you stayed open for the day I would charge.I would however put some sick days in your contract for the new year they would be paid days.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,508
Posted By rosieteddy
I would send note home today.Daycare is closed as...

I would send note home today.Daycare is closed as planned,parents need to make other arrangements .You should not change for this parent.She can hire a babysitter or relative to watch her child.Any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By rosieteddy
I would try to convince the two part timers to...

I would try to convince the two part timers to work out their schedule to fit one spot 5 days.Let mom of 8 month know that as soon as you can you will offer the spot.Obviously shes not desperate.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,308
Posted By rosieteddy
I would write a text.DearDCM, Sorry for your...

I would write a text.DearDCM, Sorry for your change of heart.I miss the children.I think its best for all concerned you find other care.I will not be offering parttime or sibling discounts going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 06:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,312
Posted By rosieteddy
I would put it on the parents.Little 'Suzie" is...

I would put it on the parents.Little 'Suzie" is clearly not happy here.I would give them a few center numbers.Give notice that they should plan for her to move on Christmas week.At latest by New...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By rosieteddy
The care you provide every day is enough.Parents...

The care you provide every day is enough.Parents are lucky that they can feel good about the care you provide.Last year you felt the need because you were taking maternity leave.I would just do a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By rosieteddy
I would look for a nanny job.Once you have that I...

I would look for a nanny job.Once you have that I would leave and call licensing.We are mandated reporters they sound over booked with infants.Its so hard ,good luck.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-05-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
Posted By rosieteddy
Ask for proof of Cori.Make sure your child is not...

Ask for proof of Cori.Make sure your child is not alone with boyfriend.I would be unhappy with not being informed of this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,507
Posted By rosieteddy
If you do not feel that its a good experience...

If you do not feel that its a good experience keep her home.Trust your instincts.Now looking back on my own childrearing years I realize how fast it goes.I did send my youngest to preschool.I ran a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By rosieteddy
When I transitioned to one room for naps I did a...

When I transitioned to one room for naps I did a lot of these same things.Music -instrumental and not that softly.Everyone learned to stay on cots until light came on and music off.If I had a newbe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,368
Posted By rosieteddy
I would have just waited for parent to administer...

I would have just waited for parent to administer meds.Hopefully they are not bringing her back until 24 hours fever free.I would let someone else administer the med .
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