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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By Josiegirl
I'd hand them a notice on Friday, while telling...

I'd hand them a notice on Friday, while telling them what it is. Maybe offer them a list of providers or resources if they need help with finding someone. I don't know about your area but dc is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 03:50 AM
Replies: 5,565
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 598,273
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh wow, it's got to be hard working with such...

Oh wow, it's got to be hard working with such unappreciative disrespectful parents. :( Any way at all you can start searching for new dcfs? Replace one at a time? At the very least, I think I'd send...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By Josiegirl
Life is short so I'd try to let it roll of my...

Life is short so I'd try to let it roll of my back. IF she had come right out and been downright disrespectful or rude I'd let her know. But with a comment like that, it's too easy to take it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 03:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 339
Posted By Josiegirl
This....and I'm so very sorry for your loss. :(...

This....and I'm so very sorry for your loss. :( Honestly, I would let their parents do the majority of the answering questions for their little ones because everyone has their own beliefs. But don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2020, 03:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By Josiegirl
I just replied to your other post but after...

I just replied to your other post but after reading all these posters' replies, I think if you stand up to this dcm and use some of these tactics above, then maybe it'll be a learning curve for her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2020, 03:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By Josiegirl
Egads, how long did she last? Or did she ease up...

Egads, how long did she last? Or did she ease up and get better?

I think it would be difficult keeping a parent who called the shots as much as the OP's does. I've had some who've tried but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2020, 03:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By Josiegirl
Is there a main focus or theme to your dc? Do you...

Is there a main focus or theme to your dc? Do you have a motto, etc. that you can build on?
When is the banquet? If it's more toward late winter/spring, maybe a gardening basket for kids.
Or choose...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 04:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By Josiegirl
Lol as was said in the tags, 'parents are...

Lol as was said in the tags, 'parents are clueless' as to what providers do each day. I'm sure she is overwhelmed getting 3 kids out the door every morning but double that, for you, every time you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2020, 03:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By Josiegirl
Yep. I don't envy those of you who have to work...

Yep. I don't envy those of you who have to work under a centers' rules. :( Especially if they're questionable. You know what's right or wrong. If you don't feel good about it, try to make the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2020, 03:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By Josiegirl
I've always felt teachers were severely underpaid...

I've always felt teachers were severely underpaid for the job they do. Kids have always been disrespectful but not to the point they are these days. :( Parents give up their authority and when kids...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-02-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By Josiegirl
Thank you for the replies! I'm happy to mail 3...

Thank you for the replies!
I'm happy to mail 3 of my former dcfs their statements; I don't know another dcf's address while the 5th dcf and I kind of had a bumpy go of it the whole way.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-31-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By Josiegirl
Whose Responsibility?

Is it up to the parent to contact me for their tax information or should I just go ahead and mail them all out? I won't be seeing anyone since I'm done dc.
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 12-31-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By Josiegirl
Girl Wash Your Face

I don't read a lot of motivational type books; none that I get much out of anyways. But Rachel Hollis's book is very inspirational, charged, and funny too. If you are looking to change your life, or...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 12-30-2019, 03:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 74
Posted By Josiegirl
The Honey Bus

It's a great book, a memoir of the author's(Meredith May) childhood years. The thing I found most fascinating about it was everything I learned about honey bees. They're truly amazing little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2019, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm sure it's difficult to not expect the 'other...

I'm sure it's difficult to not expect the 'other shoe to drop'. BUT there are so many success stories out there. Find positive people who have been through similar circumstances and ignore the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,669
Posted By Josiegirl
I used to get the question of who's a better...

I used to get the question of who's a better cook. :rolleyes:
Thankfully, according to the parents, I usually fared pretty well. Lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By Josiegirl
Congratulations on your almost-here-baby!! :) Do...

Congratulations on your almost-here-baby!! :) Do you know if it's a she or he? Hope everything goes well for you, what a wonderful gift to receive this time of year!! Well, anytime of year. ;)
And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Josiegirl
Despite your fears of talking with this scary...

Despite your fears of talking with this scary person, if you want anything to change, that's what you'll probably have to do. Are there other openings available besides room 2? Maybe if you gave her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 894
Posted By Josiegirl
Even if you didn't have this trip planned, that...

Even if you didn't have this trip planned, that dcf crossed the line by sending a sick kid to dc. :(:mad: I'd tell them they're on probation and if it ever happens again, they're history,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Josiegirl
I agree. Keep reporting because they'll keep...

I agree. Keep reporting because they'll keep track. Enough complaints and they should step in, right?? It's got to be challenging for the agencies to do the right thing unless somebody is caught in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2019, 03:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 518
Posted By Josiegirl
One idea we did during our Christmas parties was...

One idea we did during our Christmas parties was a book exchange; the kids enjoyed that a lot. And decorating graham cracker houses. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 518
Posted By Josiegirl
Egads, that's so sad really. :( So many quality...

Egads, that's so sad really. :( So many quality programs going by the wayside because they don't want to get/stay wrapped up in all the paperwork and requirements. They're now going to require our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2019, 03:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 518
Posted By Josiegirl
Love it! I can picture something like this as...

Love it! I can picture something like this as being one of their fond memories of being in daycare. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 518
Posted By Josiegirl
Cute idea!! Bet they love seeing each other all...

Cute idea!! Bet they love seeing each other all dressed in jammies and looking like their friends. :) My dcks always used to love pajama days. lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By Josiegirl
I've had those parents, daily notes accumulating...

I've had those parents, daily notes accumulating in their bags until the next week and I've had those that read every single word I wrote in their daily notes. I absolutely adored those parents and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By Josiegirl
"I should've gotten a dog" From one dcm having a...

"I should've gotten a dog" From one dcm having a hard time handling her ds.
People don't think how one little comment or action can affect their child for years down the road. Or forever. :( And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By Josiegirl
That was my 1st thought as well.

That was my 1st thought as well.
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 12-07-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By Josiegirl
'Nuther great book

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-alice-network-kate-quinn/1124588993?st=SEM&sid=BNB_%5BADL%5D%20%5BDSA%5D%20Dynamic%20Search%20Ads&sourceId=SEMBiNBR&dpid=tdtve346c&2sid=Bing_c&msclkid=85c61451480f...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By Josiegirl
How did it go Ariana?

How did it go Ariana?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,169
Posted By Josiegirl
Now *there's* a question I wish some parents...

Now *there's* a question I wish some parents could answer honestly. :rolleyes:
I truly think a lot of parents don't realize what a commitment parenting is. :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 318,272
Posted By Josiegirl
Very nice BC very nice!!!

Very nice BC very nice!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 03:29 AM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 318,272
Posted By Josiegirl
Deer hunting season ended this past...

Deer hunting season ended this past week.happyface First thing I did getting out of bed this a.m. was peek out my living room windows and there were 4 deer at my bird feeders. :) I LOVE watching the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Josiegirl
She out and out lied to you!!!! She'd be gone. :(...

She out and out lied to you!!!! She'd be gone. :( Not playing by the rules, creating health issues for everyone else, who needs that @rap?? It's not worth the money. And yes, I'd definitely confront...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By Josiegirl
IMO, I always charged FT rates 52 weeks a year...

IMO, I always charged FT rates 52 weeks a year anyways so things like that were not an issue. People need to be realistic and know life happens. I did make exceptions at my discretion.
Main thing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5,565
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 598,273
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh my. I know you're new at this but that needs...

Oh my. I know you're new at this but that needs to stop. Yikes. Dcm is only making it worse by playing into it all and not giving you a chance to bond with dcg.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2019, 03:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm glad that you were able to make that decision...

I'm glad that you were able to make that decision for you and your dh. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers, hoping for the very best outcome. Having you by his side, I'm sure, has been a...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-19-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By Josiegirl
Exactly what Jo123ABC said! It takes some...

Exactly what Jo123ABC said! It takes some children a bit longer to adjust than others. Trust me, it's harder on the parents. :( Don't show any distress any time you mention dc, always talk about it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By Josiegirl
I would terminate their contract. It all sounds...

I would terminate their contract. It all sounds much too iffy and doesn't sound like they're coming back anyways???
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2019, 03:46 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 228,932
Posted By Josiegirl
I just did an oops. :o Not dc related but my dh...

I just did an oops. :o Not dc related but my dh is always up for work at 5 so I go about my business, it's 5:15 and I'm getting a little worried. I wake him up and ask if he's going to work. He asks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2019, 03:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By Josiegirl
Yes shame on the parents if they did know!!...

Yes shame on the parents if they did know!! Sounds like these people had gotten away with it before or just kept opening new illegal dcs but how in heaven's name do they sneak past all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By Josiegirl
The way it sounds, the children were hidden...

The way it sounds, the children were hidden behind a wall and the parents didn't know? I could be wrong.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm glad they were reported but yes, you have to...

I'm glad they were reported but yes, you have to wonder how it went un-noticed! That is a LOT of kiddos!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-13-2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By Josiegirl
There IS a difference between home and dc; the...

There IS a difference between home and dc; the stressors are different. It sounds like a lot more people are around as opposed to home; different adults caring for your child can cause more stress....
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-12-2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By Josiegirl
Do you qualify for state childcare assistance? A...

Do you qualify for state childcare assistance? A lot of times your local childcare resources will have a list of other dcs or centers so if you're really unhappy with this place, then maybe it's time...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-11-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By Josiegirl
I have to ask the same questions RosieTeddy...

I have to ask the same questions RosieTeddy already has. Have you taken the paci away completely at home? Many parents expect the provider to take care of the 'dirty work' first. I'm not saying...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-09-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 167,641
Posted By Josiegirl
How far ahead do they give you notice for...

How far ahead do they give you notice for unexpected days off? Is it a family in home dc? I can see how it'd be an inconvenience in many ways. My policies always stated the usual holidays(which did...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2019, 03:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By Josiegirl
I understand the need for $$$ but I think it...

I understand the need for $$$ but I think it would've felt better for me(Just my take on it) to be able to say 'no can do, you already blew it'.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2019, 03:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By Josiegirl
After all I've read and witnessed about people,...

After all I've read and witnessed about people, stuff like this should come as no surprise. But I still find myself thinking WTH? Entitled much???
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-05-2019, 03:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 891
Posted By Josiegirl
I swear, Ariana, I'm not stalking you this...

I swear, Ariana, I'm not stalking you this morning but I have to reply when something makes total sense. :)
Whether the OP suffers from his own feelings of pride or control issues or whatever, his...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-05-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Josiegirl
Agree with this. That's a lot of change for...

Agree with this. That's a lot of change for anyone in 2 short months, let alone a child having to adapt to it all. Yes, I think being with you for 2 straight weeks had a lot to do with it.
It's been...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-01-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 891
Posted By Josiegirl
I love the tags to this post. :ouch:

I love the tags to this post. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By Josiegirl
If people leave work early for an appointment,...

If people leave work early for an appointment, most don't go in that much earlier. No, don't want to start something like that. Make sure you allow yourself enough time to get to your appointment,...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-01-2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 891
Posted By Josiegirl
Well said BC, well said!

Well said BC, well said!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By Josiegirl
Same feelings here. Eight miles really isn't that...

Same feelings here. Eight miles really isn't that big of a deal, especially for good infant care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 671
Posted By Josiegirl
Happy Birthday Blackcat!!! Enjoy your extra long...

Happy Birthday Blackcat!!! Enjoy your extra long weekend!! Smart of you to close the day after the Annual Candy Feast Night!:)

Doing all those parties/decorations/crafts/treats became a drag for...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-30-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 891
Posted By Josiegirl
Yep. If you signed it, there's your answer. If...

Yep. If you signed it, there's your answer.
If it were me, I'm with your wife on this one.
I'm just surprised this issue wasn't looked at earlier than the day before Halloween?
I'm not sure...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-30-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 28,597
Posted By Josiegirl
Sounds like maybe they were guilty of some...

Sounds like maybe they were guilty of some themselves and saw nothing wrong with treating their child's provider like @rap. :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5,565
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 598,273
Posted By Josiegirl
OMG Unbelievable!! I'd be ranting and raving like...

OMG Unbelievable!! I'd be ranting and raving like a lunatic after hearing that!! :mad:
I hope you feel better soon. :(
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-30-2019, 03:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm so sorry this happened to you and your...

I'm so sorry this happened to you and your family! If I were you, I'd expect full reimbursement or would threaten legal action.
Poor little guy :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By Josiegirl
I bet we've all been there so don't beat yourself...

I bet we've all been there so don't beat yourself up. To me, it's always a hard call to make, especially with throwing up. I've sent kids home because they covered my home in vomit and they've been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2019, 03:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By Josiegirl
I found the same thing to be true but then I...

I found the same thing to be true but then I chose cheaper ones. :o The ones I had just never seemed as safe and secure as they should've been. BlackCat pointed me in the direction of mini cribs and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 228,932
Posted By Josiegirl
Haha, I bet that's an incentive many never...

Haha, I bet that's an incentive many never thought of to toilet train!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5,565
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 598,273
Posted By Josiegirl
I wish there was a way for admin to make people...

I wish there was a way for admin to make people actually show up when they say they want stuff. :rolleyes: I gave so much away, always advertising on CL or Freecycle, and had them confirm the day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,918
Posted By Josiegirl
Potty training is such a dilemma. First of all,...

Potty training is such a dilemma. First of all, who has the ultimate control? The kid, of course. If you push too hard they push back. If you don't push enough they usually do nothing. And every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 5,565
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 598,273
Posted By Josiegirl
I think some people just like to control the...

I think some people just like to control the situation, KWIM? Then they realize they might've goofed up and back pedal. I don't know if that's why these people did what they did but I've seen it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By Josiegirl
Not a good fit. Just the fact she hasn't bothered...

Not a good fit. Just the fact she hasn't bothered to turn in her part of the paperwork yet, would be enough for me. It'd be hard enough dealing with all that crap if you're getting paid. :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,145
Posted By Josiegirl
This has got to be 1 of the top 5 best business...

This has got to be 1 of the top 5 best business ideas of dc.likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By Josiegirl
I agree 100% but many(most??) parents don't...

I agree 100% but many(most??) parents don't understand that concept.
Infant care has to be planned as soon as parents know they're expecting, at least in my area. And they consider themselves very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By Josiegirl
I feel paying to hold the spot when it becomes...

I feel paying to hold the spot when it becomes available is becoming standard procedure these days. CC is difficult to find and unfortunately, if parents need that spot, they need to pay for it. It's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By Josiegirl
One of my former dcms opened her dc before I...

One of my former dcms opened her dc before I closed. Every time she thought she was done, she found out she had more to do. :rolleyes: Plus lots of trainings before she could open. Add to that all...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 10-16-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By Josiegirl
Oops it's "Educated"

Oops it's "Educated"
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 10-16-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By Josiegirl
Education

Has anyone read Education by Tara Westover?
It's been on the NYT Best seller list. I'm 1/2 done with it and recommend it. So far it's been really good and truly enlightening in many ways.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2019, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5,565
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 598,273
Posted By Josiegirl
I would've said uhuh. Way to dash a little girl's...

I would've said uhuh. Way to dash a little girl's hopeful plans of a mommy/daughter special day. :mad: THIS type of thing shows you just how selfish some parents can be. :confused::(
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-15-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Josiegirl
The poor little thing is only 3 mo! My reaction...

The poor little thing is only 3 mo! My reaction would be to hold and cuddle all day long. :o But knowing it's not possible, maybe you could supply a sleepsack for them to try? Some babies do really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By Josiegirl
I second Care Course! Warning: they aren't cheap...

I second Care Course! Warning: they aren't cheap or free but you can get a lot of hours through 1 course online and complete at your leisure or as quickly as you want. IIRC, I used to order a course...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By Josiegirl
Yes, unfortunately it does happen. And parents...

Yes, unfortunately it does happen. And parents know that. But when it comes to their child, they tend to react a bit more dramatically than simply a tongue-clucking when it's other kids.
My brother...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 03:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By Josiegirl
As much as we'd like the parent to step in and...

As much as we'd like the parent to step in and teach/change their child's behavior, I feel it's completely our responsibility to deal with it while in our care. Parents aren't always on the same page...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By Josiegirl
People Still Haven't Learned??

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/health-news/dad-warns-of-infants-sleeping-in-car-seats-after-son-dies-at-day-care/ar-AAIAFqk?li=BBnba9O&ocid=SK2ADHP

So sad :( :( AND preventable!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5,565
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 598,273
Posted By Josiegirl
BTW, blueberry pancakes??? I'm there. :) ...

BTW, blueberry pancakes??? I'm there. :)

Parents just don't get it. :rolleyes:
While I can empathize with a parent not wanting to leave their child during a screamfest, if they could only realize...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 318,272
Posted By Josiegirl
Giving your environment(as well as YOU) a little...

Giving your environment(as well as YOU) a little shake up is always good for renewing your enthusiasm!! It's so easy to get into a rut, in any job really, but with dc being so draining, thankless and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By Josiegirl
I was just wondering if you've made a call and if...

I was just wondering if you've made a call and if anything has happened?

Good luck with it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By Josiegirl
Ugh, fleas love to come in uninvited, especially...

Ugh, fleas love to come in uninvited, especially this time of year.:( I think, if you feel comfortable enough asking dcm about it, then I definitely would. I remember I had a family with 3 kids and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By Josiegirl
I love babies! Especially if they don't scream,...

I love babies! Especially if they don't scream, and do sleep well. :ouch:

Good luck to all of you in hopes your babies turn around soon and fit smoothly in your environment!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By Josiegirl
I, too, believe you're at fault but the school...

I, too, believe you're at fault but the school definitely needs a different system in place to avoid those specific things from happening. Maybe have a talk with the director and ask for support in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By Josiegirl
I'd definitely report it and leave it in CPS...

I'd definitely report it and leave it in CPS hands. It seems like a very detailed replayed scenario to me, bordering dangerously on a suspicious situation. Is she still being diapered; do you observe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,328
Posted By Josiegirl
My pet peeve used to be when kids would interrupt...

My pet peeve used to be when kids would interrupt when someone was already talking. I'd remind them to wait their turn but many times parents would stop our conversation to listen to them.:rolleyes:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 906
Posted By Josiegirl
I used to feel terribly guilty.:( I always gave...

I used to feel terribly guilty.:( I always gave them a lot of notice and tried to group appointments all on one day or make the appt. for the end of the day so I only needed to close an hour early....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 318,272
Posted By Josiegirl
[QUOTE=Cat Herder;708620]: "BS.......if you...

[QUOTE=Cat Herder;708620]:

"BS.......if you decide to have to kids, take care of them...society is not obligated to redistribute their income to you for your choices..who taught you to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 03:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By Josiegirl
I actually like them all but chose Gingerbread...

I actually like them all but chose Gingerbread because it conjures up images of warmth, childhood, family, good times. And there are so many ways to go with the name, as far as using a theme for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By Josiegirl
I agree rates will vary depending on your area....

I agree rates will vary depending on your area. When I closed I was charging 135 a week, open from 7-5. I charged based upon enrollment not attendance and did not accept PT. My insurance company...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By Josiegirl
German Shepherds were one of those dogs that went...

German Shepherds were one of those dogs that went through a 'very scary dog' phase like dobermans, rotties, and pits. :rolleyes: Sad because I've seen so many sweet and wonderful German Shepherds,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By Josiegirl
I think if you hadn't let her meet the family,...

I think if you hadn't let her meet the family, they would've thought of that as a red flag. If they know dogs at all, they wouldn't have been surprised about the excitable peeing greeting. Lol Brings...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By Josiegirl
I never adjusted the rates for preschool, or...

I never adjusted the rates for preschool, or school at all. As others have mentioned, I had 6 slots; they either paid for them or didn't. There was 1 dcm who had 2 dds here, she gladly paid 2 FT...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-10-2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By Josiegirl
That is a hard one. :( I agree to go with your...

That is a hard one. :( I agree to go with your gut instincts. Parents have a way of knowing. I'd also suggest arriving at unexpected times to pick up your ds to see how his day is going. Can you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By Josiegirl
Both great ideas! Thanks! My creativity seems...

Both great ideas! Thanks!
My creativity seems to have left me. :o
We'll definitely be taking a nature walk, she loves that! And I've got some smaller boxes saved downstairs so we can decorate those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2019, 04:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By Josiegirl
I Should Know This

After years of being a mom and dcprovider, I'm going to ask...what do you do with a 3 yo? Lol My problem is I have very few toys left in my house, and I'm no longer geared(mentally or physically)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,808
Posted By Josiegirl
For now, there seems to be enough need on all...

For now, there seems to be enough need on all sides here to go around. Home daycares are full, centers are full. If anything it's the preschool classes within the school systems that have taken the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By Josiegirl
Yes, you were smart to go!! My BIL had a ruptured...

Yes, you were smart to go!! My BIL had a ruptured appendix a million years ago and became so sick he was in the hospital for a week.

Recover quickly and try to make the most of your down time!!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5,565
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 598,273
Posted By Josiegirl
OT but not sure where else to say it. :( My...

OT but not sure where else to say it. :(
My sister showed up at our door today, demanded to pay for a cord of wood we'd bought and had delivered for her(thought we were being nice and giving her a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By Josiegirl
Welcome back! Of course you have things to...

Welcome back!
Of course you have things to contribute!!! So stick around :)
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