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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By Indoorvoice
100.4 temporal temp would be about 101 orally

100.4 temporal temp would be about 101 orally
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By Indoorvoice
Zoloft was a godsend for me. No side effects and...

Zoloft was a godsend for me. No side effects and I felt better almost instantly. I also started seeing a therapist to help me learn some coping skills. I highly recommend therapy along with the drugs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 802
Posted By Indoorvoice
I'm not as concerned about the screen as I am...

I'm not as concerned about the screen as I am about them teasing their child like that. How utterly disrespectful and awful. What does that teach them? You bet when that child is older and rips...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,217
Posted By Indoorvoice
I use brightwheel and I like it. I only update...

I use brightwheel and I like it. I only update meals/bottles, diaper changes, and naps for infants. Anyone over 1 I only log meals and naps. I made very clear that I would only log at nap time so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 658
Posted By Indoorvoice
I was a bad daycare provider and just...

I was a bad daycare provider and just resubscribed to mmk in December of 2017 to do all my expense paperwork for 2017.im not part of the food program. I just use mmk because I like it for taxes....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Indoorvoice
I go back and forth. Both times I have sent my...

I go back and forth. Both times I have sent my policies out before the interview I heard negative feedback. One did not even set up an interview because I sounded too strict in my writing (which was...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-03-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By Indoorvoice
Piano Tuning/Repair?

I use my piano daily in my daycare to play songs for the kids to sing to and they are allowed to play around on it. I don't teach them formal lessons, but we talk about high/low pitches, fast/slow,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 429
Posted By Indoorvoice
I just take off when I need it. I plan major...

I just take off when I need it. I plan major holidays and vacations at the beginning of the school year. I mostly follow the school calendar due to my own kids being in school and all of my clients...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 505
Posted By Indoorvoice
I'm willing to stay open late when it is pre...

I'm willing to stay open late when it is pre arranged in advance. I charge $1.50/15 minutes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By Indoorvoice
I have found a cool room with a warm sleep sack...

I have found a cool room with a warm sleep sack plus loud white noise does the trick. I have a loud fan in my nap room that drowns out pretty much all noise. When I first start nap training a child,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By Indoorvoice
We already did a pre interview over email so I...

We already did a pre interview over email so I know her husband can't help and she can't budge on the hours. I originally agreed to interview because I thought maybe I could suck up the crappy hours...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By Indoorvoice
How To Decline An Interview That You Agreed To

I have a parent interested in my infant spot in the spring. She is a friend of a current dcp so I agreed to set up an interview over Christmas break. She is a teacher and I've been looking for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By Indoorvoice
I only give parents gifts from their kids. We...

I only give parents gifts from their kids. We make plates from Makit.com and we make really easy treats the day before to put on the plates. I think that's plenty. I don't make enough to buy nice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By Indoorvoice
I have considered this but in the winter my...

I have considered this but in the winter my families don't use thick coats or snowpants in the carseat. So do you send them home all geared up or do you have them remove the winter gear before they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By Indoorvoice
My kids are also crazy at this time. Especially...

My kids are also crazy at this time. Especially my own children UGH! I do table activities like the previous poster said. When I first started introducing it, we practiced before it was time for pick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,242
Posted By Indoorvoice
I recently started catering to teachers more...

I recently started catering to teachers more because my kids still count in my ratio when they're home from school so I really have to close for all school breaks for right now. I take 10 weeks out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 763
Posted By Indoorvoice
7:30-4:30. I'm willing to go to 5, but I'm being...

7:30-4:30. I'm willing to go to 5, but I'm being pretty stingy about it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,082
Posted By Indoorvoice
I don't have anything in writing, but I address...

I don't have anything in writing, but I address it if it becomes an issue. I do what a PP said and will change into one of their extra outfits or use one of my extra outfits and explain why at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,825
Posted By Indoorvoice
This happened to me last year. I told dcm dck...

This happened to me last year. I told dcm dck could come but that I was not doing daycare activities. Dcm of course didn't care at all. She was just part of the family for those 2 weeks. I also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,627
Posted By Indoorvoice
With my lingerer I say have a great night then...

With my lingerer I say have a great night then start the vacuum and start vacuuming the entry rug where they're standing :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,440
Posted By Indoorvoice
I let the child pick what they want for lunch. We...

I let the child pick what they want for lunch. We do a special treat and sing happy birthday. They get to make a crown to wear all day and the kids make the birthday kid a card. No gifts.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,318
Posted By Indoorvoice
I only bring it up if I think I might have to...

I only bring it up if I think I might have to term for it later on so that the parent isn't surprised when I term for bad behavior.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4,189
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 407,139
Posted By Indoorvoice
Definitely snort laughed in dcm's face this...

Definitely snort laughed in dcm's face this morning when she told me any diarrhea was due to dck eating unlimited amounts of candy last night. Nice try at a disclaimer dcm, but it's not flying. Not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By Indoorvoice
I ask. I made my sil cry on accident when I told...

I ask. I made my sil cry on accident when I told her about a milestone I was really excited about. The mom of the baby I watch now actually asked me to tell her because she likes to know when he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By Indoorvoice
My own 4 year old has the WORST laugh. Like a...

My own 4 year old has the WORST laugh. Like a high pitched cackle. It makes my skin crawl. Felt kind of bad the other day when I found myself asking her to try a different laugh.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,342
Posted By Indoorvoice
Babies! Give me all of them! Once they start...

Babies! Give me all of them! Once they start talking my ears get tired. Too bad in my state I can only have 2 under 18 months and 4 under 36 months.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,631
Posted By Indoorvoice
All of the above, plus I OVER praise the kiddos...

All of the above, plus I OVER praise the kiddos who mind their own business.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,448
Posted By Indoorvoice
Thank you! This makes me feel better. I...

Thank you! This makes me feel better. I immediately second guessed myself after I told dcm she could come tomorrow, but dcg completely handles her nose wiping and hand washing herself and covers her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,448
Posted By Indoorvoice
Too Sick For School = Too Sick For Daycare?

So one of my dck has a mild cold. She goes out for preschool and the teacher told me at pick up today that she needed to stay home tomorrow. It's seriously just a runny nose and mild cough. I get how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4,189
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 407,139
Posted By Indoorvoice
My driveway recently became the neighborhood bus...

My driveway recently became the neighborhood bus stop. New family moved in and mom stands in my driveway smoking in front of all those kids. On my property where smoking is illegal. Really? I feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,213
Posted By Indoorvoice
Help With Polite But Firm Words For Pick Up Issue

Grandma recently started picking up 3x a week and has not been made familiar with my pick up policies since I didn't know she was going to be picking up so often. She is pure chaos in person form....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,542
Posted By Indoorvoice
Not gonna lie, I wish all my parents were like...

Not gonna lie, I wish all my parents were like this! I dread pick ups because I hate trying to get out of the small talk. I definitely wouldn't take it personally!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 915
Posted By Indoorvoice
Ok I have had this problem so many times! I...

Ok I have had this problem so many times! I implemented a "sucking spot" haha! When I catch them mouthing something, they put the toy in the wash bin, I direct them to their appropriate chewer, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By Indoorvoice
I have done a gradual CIO in the past with a few...

I have done a gradual CIO in the past with a few babies. I basically start out the first week of staying near the pnp and soothing them when they cry, but not picking them up. Basically letting them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By Indoorvoice
I also just tell them to text me when they're on...

I also just tell them to text me when they're on their way so I can get their child ready. If they don't text, my door is locked and I might not hear them. Oops!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By Indoorvoice
No no! I'm not waking him up! He's wakes himself...

No no! I'm not waking him up! He's wakes himself up after an hour and starts crying. I have been ending his nap when he cries, but I'm wondering if I should do some sleep training instead. I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By Indoorvoice
Infant Sleep

At what point do you get a 4 month old up from nap? He is sleeping an hour at a time, which I guess is pretty good for a young baby, but I'm thinking I would like him to start some longer stretches...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By Indoorvoice
I don't intervene when it comes to sharing unless...

I don't intervene when it comes to sharing unless it gets physical and then I only block and verbalize what's going on between them. "you want the ball, but Susie isn't done with it yet. When Susie...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4,189
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 407,139
Posted By Indoorvoice
Dcm comes in this morning telling me how dcd was...

Dcm comes in this morning telling me how dcd was giving her grief for bringing dck to daycare today when both parents have the day off. She said she told him that she was doing me a favor and had to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By Indoorvoice
When Doing An Initial Phone Interview...

Does anyone have a phone interview script or an example of how your phone interviews usually go? I'm talking about when a parent first calls you inquiring about daycare. My initial calls are just so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 956
Posted By Indoorvoice
Agreed. Not quite ready.

Agreed. Not quite ready.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By Indoorvoice
Starting in September I will have all teacher...

Starting in September I will have all teacher kids. I would prefer to work only a few days a week in the summer. So I took my normal yearly tuition, subtracted 5 weeks of tuition (what I felt was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Indoorvoice
I have been in this situation. I just told the...

I have been in this situation. I just told the mom that due to the new baby, I was downsizing numbers and the ages of kids that I worked with and unfortunately that included her child. Gave her lots...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By Indoorvoice
I use an office mail sorter and it works great!

I use an office mail sorter and it works great!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 733
Posted By Indoorvoice
Yes, only because my kids are friends with the...

Yes, only because my kids are friends with the dcks AND because I currently like my families a lot. I have declined in the past and just say I have other plans.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By Indoorvoice
Silly Sidewalk Chalk Question

Lately the new obsession at my house is grinding the chalk on the sidewalk to turn them into dust. They aren't drawing, just using one piece of chalk over and over in a line until they have huge...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,734
Posted By Indoorvoice
Any time you are dreading a child's attendance...

Any time you are dreading a child's attendance repeatedly, you should term. It's not fair to you and not fair to the kiddo. The nice thing about this being your business is that you can term for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,140
Posted By Indoorvoice
I don't mind so much the need to use me when off...

I don't mind so much the need to use me when off work, but the blatant disregard of the fact that I run this out of my home with my own children is what I dislike. That's great you had a day off and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,569
Posted By Indoorvoice
All of my babies have been safe sleepers, but I...

All of my babies have been safe sleepers, but I am very firm about it at interviews and make clear there is no exceptions. My sil did try to send in one of those magic sleep suits, but I sent it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2017, 05:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,107
Posted By Indoorvoice
I'm not as strict as I would like to be, but I...

I'm not as strict as I would like to be, but I have a pretty respectful group of parents right now. When I started having trouble with early drop offs when I had a different set of families , I sent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 795
Posted By Indoorvoice
I didn't close and everyone is coming. I think we...

I didn't close and everyone is coming. I think we are doing a water day too. Im really wishing I had closed but oh well!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,241
Posted By Indoorvoice
My best friend uses me on occasion as back up...

My best friend uses me on occasion as back up care. The first time she used me, I told her no charge because she watches my kids all the time. She went on my site, looked up my drop in rate, and paid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By Indoorvoice
My own 6 year old is picky. She gets to choose...

My own 6 year old is picky. She gets to choose what she eats out of the choices I serve. Sometimes she chooses nothing. :rolleyes: I do talk to her about declining politely instead of making nasty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By Indoorvoice
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By Indoorvoice
It's a full on temper tantrum complete with...

It's a full on temper tantrum complete with choking, snot everywhere, and convulsing. I have no doubt she's upset, but I don't think its for the reasons she's telling me. I know she loves it here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By Indoorvoice
Yup! I think you're right. I KNOW she understands...

Yup! I think you're right. I KNOW she understands me. She's very smart, she's just acting like she doesn't because that gets her what she needs at home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By Indoorvoice
OK I've been thinking and thinking about doing...

OK I've been thinking and thinking about doing that and I'm just going to try it Monday. I was thinking in my head that there is no way a 4 year old needs 2 naps a day, but mom gave me some new info...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By Indoorvoice
I haven't had any injuries doing daycare yet, but...

I haven't had any injuries doing daycare yet, but when I was pregnant with my 2nd, I was teaching special ed and went into premature labor from getting kicked in the stomach by a student. He told me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By Indoorvoice
Well currently I'm sending her to the crying...

Well currently I'm sending her to the crying area. As soon as she stops, I go over to her and welcome her join us, to which she immediately starts crying again. So I guess I'm half ignoring her. If I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By Indoorvoice
She is newly 4. I was willing to give her some...

She is newly 4. I was willing to give her some leeway because I figured it was tough with a new baby at home. I'm normally of the belief to let them get their feelings out and be supportive... But it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By Indoorvoice
My Usual Tricks Aren't Working. Any Other Suggestions?

I have had dcg since she was 1. She is my favorite kiddo and she has always come in happy and ready to start the day. She gives me hugs when she enters and is generally just happy to be here. I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Indoorvoice
Poop is soft, but not diarrhea. She does drink...

Poop is soft, but not diarrhea. She does drink liquids fine.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Indoorvoice
Almost 4

Almost 4
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Indoorvoice
Would You Exclude For This?

Dck came in on Monday and did not eat more than a bite of food all day, but was otherwise energetic and happy, no fever. I warned mom about possible stomach bug. Mom came in the next morning saying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 786
Posted By Indoorvoice
I have a very similar child. Same age too. She...

I have a very similar child. Same age too. She used to come bouncing into my home happy to see me and now she comes in crying on and off for the morning every morning. For this child, she just got a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 852
Posted By Indoorvoice
Breakfasts are usually egg and veggie scrambles,...

Breakfasts are usually egg and veggie scrambles, yogurt parfaits, Waffles or pancakes made in big batches and frozen so I just have to reheat. I usually have kids set the table, get the milk out, etc...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By Indoorvoice
If he's too old for naps he's too old for your...

If he's too old for naps he's too old for your program. If your program is set up for nappers, no I would not change the way I operate for one child. As nannyde says, you can just tell that parent,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By Indoorvoice
Do you have one of those hexagon gates? Would she...

Do you have one of those hexagon gates? Would she be able to scale that? I use that for my own 1 yo when I need to tend to other children and can't trust her to roam free. So far it works great for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By Indoorvoice
Feeling Guilt When Talking To Prospective Clients?

I'm having so many people contact me lately wanting 12 hours of care. When I say i have a 10 hr cap, they usually get angry and insinuate I'm being greedy and don't work with parents. I'm feeling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By Indoorvoice
No I'm not! These families have been with me...

No I'm not! These families have been with me since before I knew better:lol: Luckily I have never been burned *knock on wood* and they are all pretty respectful and really good about paying on time....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By Indoorvoice
I have asked her before and she said she wanted...

I have asked her before and she said she wanted to just pay for the later time "just in case". I think you're right that my rates are not enough of an encouragement and she would rather pay a little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2017, 05:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By Indoorvoice
Another Tiered Payscale Question

I have a tiered payscale and one family pays for the latest time but picks up anywhere from 2 hours early to right on time. It's a surprise every day. They mostly pick up early though. This week the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 956
Posted By Indoorvoice
I think you might just be misunderstanding me. I...

I think you might just be misunderstanding me. I said to teach him expectations at the beginning of the day. "Johnny, today I expect you to.... you will earn big kid activities if you do xyz" If he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 956
Posted By Indoorvoice
Idk, I see it differently. I think the child is...

Idk, I see it differently. I think the child is acting and the adult is not reacting quick enough and therefore he is not quite understanding the boundaries or expectations. In his head he is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 956
Posted By Indoorvoice
I wouldn't give him any chances. He knows he's...

I wouldn't give him any chances. He knows he's being obnoxious and doing it anyway. I would lay out the expectations when he arrives and whenever he strays he loses a privilege without warning. BC's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By Indoorvoice
As a former teacher, I aimed to be more of a...

As a former teacher, I aimed to be more of a preschool, but after a few high needs babies, I found it impossible to do any sort of curriculum with the older kids so I became kind of a free play...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4,189
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 407,139
Posted By Indoorvoice
Um, what? :lol::lol: I just can't today.

Um, what? :lol::lol: I just can't today.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-06-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 52,451
Posted By Indoorvoice
Hmm. Perhaps the problem isn't daycare, but your...

Hmm. Perhaps the problem isn't daycare, but your job. Pretty heartless that your boss doesn't understand the time it takes for parents to care for their children. Your efforts would be better spent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Indoorvoice
Yes I do have climbing blocks set up specifically...

Yes I do have climbing blocks set up specifically for standing on and a rocking boat they are allowed to stand on which I redirect them to, but they much prefer my baskets, books, or pretty much any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Indoorvoice
I don't know, but I have noticed this too! I'm...

I don't know, but I have noticed this too! I'm always telling dck's to get their feet off my toys. They always want to be standing and rocking on toys and putting their feet under my rugs too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By Indoorvoice
Oh my gosh you absolutely put into words what I...

Oh my gosh you absolutely put into words what I have trouble articulating to people. The problem is that our society as a whole does not place enough value on the importance of parents being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By Indoorvoice
When Your DCP's Have Babies..

When a dcp has a new baby that you are going to add to your group, do you do anything special like visit at the hospital or bring a meal? I'm pretty close to this family and they are a little more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By Indoorvoice
I don't worry about words too much until age 2 as...

I don't worry about words too much until age 2 as long as comprehension seems ok.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-24-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 68,865
Posted By Indoorvoice
Weird that people think this way. When my child...

Weird that people think this way. When my child was in daycare my provider didn't charge me for her days off but I paid her anyway because you know what? It was important to me that my provider could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By Indoorvoice
I think the cry spot is appropriate at this age...

I think the cry spot is appropriate at this age and I have used it. They are very capable of learning boundaries and consequences. I do not see this as a punishment or breaking licensing rules. It is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4,189
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 407,139
Posted By Indoorvoice
Whyyyyyyyy

Why when school is out do my friends and neighbors think I want their school age kids at my house? I'm working, no you may not have a free play date! Especially at nap time! Go away!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Indoorvoice
No I don't. I know she's asking because I took...

No I don't. I know she's asking because I took her as a drop in last summer before she started kindergarten so she's expecting it again this summer. I don't know what I'm going to do with my own 6...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Indoorvoice
Turning Down a SA

How do you turn down a school ager of a parent with a younger child enrolled? She knows I have the space this summer. I don't have a reason not to other than I don't want to. The girl is high...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By Indoorvoice
Thank you everyone. I needed to hear it was OK....

Thank you everyone. I needed to hear it was OK. I'm feeling really bad, but I never take sick days or anything, so hopefully they are understanding.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By Indoorvoice
Closing On Short Notice

What is the consensus on this? I really need a few Dr appointments set up and the only day they have available until May is this Thursday! How bad is it to close on this short of notice? I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By Indoorvoice
When my spouse is home during business he KNOWS...

When my spouse is home during business he KNOWS to stay out of my space. We had that discussion after the first time because he thought I was just available for whatever he needed so I set some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By Indoorvoice
With 3-4 year olds we have many discussions about...

With 3-4 year olds we have many discussions about how the end of the day will go and my expectations. If they have a bad day we talk about it the next day and repractice. They do remember. If it's a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4,189
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 407,139
Posted By Indoorvoice
I always put my dog in the garage right off our...

I always put my dog in the garage right off our entrance when I see my dcps pull up. She has a super annoying high pitched bark that kills my ears. I don't see how they can stand in my entrance for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By Indoorvoice
Provider Pink Eye

Im pretty sure my daughter and I got pink eye from one of the daycare kids. It popped up this evening after they left. Do I need to close for this tomorrow? The only problem is I can't get to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By Indoorvoice
I do contracted hours but I have one family who...

I do contracted hours but I have one family who contracts me for the latest possible time and happily pays a higher price for it, but then picks up anywhere from 1. 5 hours early to one minute early....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By Indoorvoice
My group really likes Cosmic Kids Yoga on...

My group really likes Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube. Just search it and a bunch pop up. I can usually find one that goes with our theme. Really there are a ton of kids workout videos on YouTube and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By Indoorvoice
I think she is upset because she is noticing that...

I think she is upset because she is noticing that when the child is sick on a Friday, they knowingly send the child because they know the 48 hour rule won't affect them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By Indoorvoice
In this situation, I might not bring the 48 hr...

In this situation, I might not bring the 48 hr rule into it because they will probably argue that since they do actually stay home 48 hours. Idk, I would just find it hard to enforce that many hours...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By Indoorvoice
I always send a personal message on Facebook. I...

I always send a personal message on Facebook. I just say something like "I saw your add for childcare and I just wanted to make sure you knew it was illegal to care for that many children without a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,232
Posted By Indoorvoice
I have also had success with talking to the child...

I have also had success with talking to the child about the end of the day rules and holding THEM accountable. Sometimes the child will even correct their parents for me now. It doesn't work for all...
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