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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 19,024
Posted By Fruitloops1
I am in the process of trying to create my own. I...

I am in the process of trying to create my own. I do have a few to base mine off of and I also found this
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,243
Posted By Fruitloops1
I tried facetiming with one parent who insisted...

I tried facetiming with one parent who insisted she needed to see her baby while she was working. He was 2.5 at the time and when he saw her he started BAWLING his eyes out which made her cry. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By Fruitloops1
No luck on Amazon for me...I think I will go for...

No luck on Amazon for me...I think I will go for the resale "sundays best" shoes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By Fruitloops1
Dress-Up Shoes

Hello everyone!! I need options for dress up shoes for the kiddos. Something other than frilly princess-y heels. Even black ones I will get excited for. I am really looking for dress-up man looking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,793
Posted By Fruitloops1
I love yours!! lovethislovethislovethislovethis ...

I love yours!! lovethislovethislovethislovethis
Mine is...I dont know. How to I get the link?
is this it?
http://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Town-Daycare/419871438051190
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,588
Posted By Fruitloops1
[X] Bottles(some brands not all) [] Pacifiers ...

[X] Bottles(some brands not all)
[] Pacifiers
[X] Sippy cups
[X] regular (assigned) cups
[X] Plates/bowls
[X] Utinsils (forks, spoons, sporks)
[X] Infant formula (one brand only, food program...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,858
Posted By Fruitloops1
*when I started doing daycare, I had NO flipping...

*when I started doing daycare, I had NO flipping clue what I was doing(cant have kids and only baby-sat a handful of times) and I was terrified
*MY husband is just my fiance and I am not quite sure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,433
Posted By Fruitloops1
I saw it this morning on youtube. It was GREAT! I...

I saw it this morning on youtube. It was GREAT! I am so happy for you. JJ saw the mom for what she was and you barely said anything. SO happy it went well and you are doing great now. Hopefully mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,437
Posted By Fruitloops1
why? Whats so special about her?

why? Whats so special about her?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,182
Posted By Fruitloops1
Just registered! happyface YAY

Just registered! happyface YAY
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,703
Posted By Fruitloops1
That looks like so much fun! I wish we were...

That looks like so much fun! I wish we were actually getting some snow so we could actually play in it. There is no point of it being so cold without any snow. POINTLESS.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-05-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,865
Posted By Fruitloops1
Thank you! I saw that yesterday. It is saved in...

Thank you! I saw that yesterday. It is saved in my calendar. 7:30 Chicago time!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-04-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,865
Posted By Fruitloops1
Just a quick question about question #1. My...

Just a quick question about question #1. My daycare is in my fiance's building and I rent out one of the floors for the daycare. I pay rent for just that space which is 100% daycare. Does that...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-04-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,865
Posted By Fruitloops1
Funny how you mentioned that book. My fiance just...

Funny how you mentioned that book. My fiance just literally dropped it on my desk because it came in the mail today.

Thanks for all the responses. :)
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-02-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,865
Posted By Fruitloops1
Taxes

This is my first year doing taxes as a daycare provider. I am meeting with a tax adviser Friday and I am trying to write down a list of questions but I am drawing a blank. I am not filing my taxes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,885
Posted By Fruitloops1
I thought the same thing. The yearly divided by...

I thought the same thing. The yearly divided by 26 weeks a year. Which ends up being $260.00 every two weeks.
So there will be two months (maybe 3) a year that they will be paying 3 times in one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,624
Posted By Fruitloops1
Yelp.com has brought quite a few families to me....

Yelp.com has brought quite a few families to me. It is free to set-up a business listing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By Fruitloops1
:eek: My goodness. I have no words...

:eek: My goodness. I have no words...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 968
Posted By Fruitloops1
Drop-in Contract

Good Morning! Happpy New Years Eve! I have a family that would like to use me as back up care when their nanny is off/sick/vacay. I agreed and told them I could do that as long as I had the space...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,954
Posted By Fruitloops1
https://daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=55842&h...

https://daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=55842&highlight=ipad
Is this one what you were looking for?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-27-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,320
Posted By Fruitloops1
Oh that helps, Thankshappyface

Oh that helps, Thankshappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,642
Posted By Fruitloops1
Paid Vacay ?'s

I am thinking of taking a paid vacation next year. I am considering doing 12/23/13 to 1/6/14. Parents pay every Friday for the next week, how will that work if I am closed? How do you do it? Is two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,638
Posted By Fruitloops1
I had a mom keep her little itty bitty DCG home...

I had a mom keep her little itty bitty DCG home for the sniffles. It was GREAT. She was concerned it was the start of something else and she didnt want the other kiddos catching it. She kept her home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6,234
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 719,440
Posted By Fruitloops1
and now I understand

Before I started actually doing full on daycare I always wondered why some providers would complain when parents bring their kids to daycare when the parent themselves is off of work. NOW I GET...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,638
Posted By Fruitloops1
That is awesome! Great response, I am logging...

That is awesome! Great response, I am logging that one into my noggin for the future. I always have one that comes sick and makes everyone very sick. If from day one I told her uh no u need to go...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 12-26-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,798
Posted By Fruitloops1
Loved them too. I have not found anything similar.

Loved them too. I have not found anything similar.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,078
Posted By Fruitloops1
lovethis I know!:D

lovethis
I know!:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,326
Posted By Fruitloops1
I would introduce myself to get off on the right...

I would introduce myself to get off on the right foot.

If you are adding a fence to a rental property, check with your landlord maybe they will share the cost in adding the fence. Sometimes they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,036
Posted By Fruitloops1
Name Change

Can I change my name on here?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,766
Posted By Fruitloops1
Rookie mistake for sure! Yes i just realized that...

Rookie mistake for sure! Yes i just realized that is exactly what I am missing from my handbook. I have a lot of updates to make for the new year.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-26-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,320
Posted By Fruitloops1
CPA in Chicago; Recommendations?

any Daycare centers or daycare homes in or near the Chicago area that recommend a CPA for taxes?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,472
Posted By Fruitloops1
A Few large centers in my area are all closed...

A Few large centers in my area are all closed from Christmas eve to Jan. 2nd. I am considering doing the same. I wonder what they do when it falls in the middle of the week....
It seems like a great...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,638
Posted By Fruitloops1
GREAT! Never thought of it that way, but that...

GREAT! Never thought of it that way, but that makes a heck of a lot of sense!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,766
Posted By Fruitloops1
What I ended up doing was saying HEY you're a...

What I ended up doing was saying HEY you're a drop in and daycare isnt secured. If you would like to secure your spot with me this is that rate(which I kept to my old rate before I raised them the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,562
Posted By Fruitloops1
I was open and only had one itty bitty little...

I was open and only had one itty bitty little girl. It wasn't bad she is always easy peasy. But I am currently updating my handbook and contract to be closed for the 24th and 25th. Anyone open for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,415
Posted By Fruitloops1
Merry Christmas!!!!! Blessings to everyone

Merry Christmas!!!!! Blessings to everyone
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,766
Posted By Fruitloops1
That is prefect. I can't thank you enough. You...

That is prefect. I can't thank you enough.
You really made this confusing mess clear to me. I don't think I even understood what I did.
Thank you too everyone else who took their time and read...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,766
Posted By Fruitloops1
Gotcha. You're right. So I think I will just...

Gotcha. You're right.

So I think I will just say That I agreed to do a drop in rate but its based off of drop in rules, like you said. If I have space available then I'll take him at the original...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,766
Posted By Fruitloops1
It wasn't immediately after. When I first started...

It wasn't immediately after. When I first started my rates were really low and I messed up on my drop in rate. my drop in rate was too low and that what they signed up for. Drop in at 60 a day. But...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,766
Posted By Fruitloops1
I sound like my 2 year old that was a run on and...

I sound like my 2 year old that was a run on and a half...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,766
Posted By Fruitloops1
I was increasing by their per day rate for the 1...

I was increasing by their per day rate for the 1 day a week that alternates.
Mondays and Fridays alternate every week so I have to hold 3 days every week for them even if they use only two. Does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,766
Posted By Fruitloops1
I know I'm so bummed about this I don't make any...

I know I'm so bummed about this I don't make any sense.
Okay so my original rates when I first started in Aaugust was:
Newborn-2 years old
Full-time max 50 hours per week: $250
Part Time max 30...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,287
Posted By Fruitloops1
I agree a card is the best. Just a simple heart...

I agree a card is the best. Just a simple heart felt THANK YOU!



This is my first year and I wasn't expecting anything but a few families got me and my assistant some things. We got gift...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,279
Posted By Fruitloops1
Poor kid will be on a sugar rush ALL DAY!! I dont...

Poor kid will be on a sugar rush ALL DAY!! I dont allow parents to bring any food from home other than puree's and formula/breast milk. Would you consider not giving them an option to bring their own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,766
Posted By Fruitloops1
MEP! What Have I Done? VERY LONG HELP NEEDEDED

GAH! I screwed myself...Help!!!

Back story: Signed a family up 4 months ago as I just started (they were my very first tour, I never did daycare before) Schedule is 2 days a week with alternating...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,638
Posted By Fruitloops1
Everyone Is Sick And I Found A Backbone But I Feel Guilty

Happy Thursday!!! Only three munckins today..two are home sick two are leaving in about an hour and a half and one will be here ALL day even if she is the sickest of the bunch. Can you guess what DCM...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,583
Posted By Fruitloops1
yeah my computer doesnt auto correct me either......

yeah my computer doesnt auto correct me either...
What kind of laptop do you have?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,756
Posted By Fruitloops1
I agree! My assistant costs quite a bit but I am...

I agree! My assistant costs quite a bit but I am thankful to have her around. My sanity is worth it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,046
Posted By Fruitloops1
yeah....Good point.... But some people just dont...

yeah....Good point.... But some people just dont think about those things...I never really do.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 18,239
Posted By Fruitloops1
This is straight from my website... ...

This is straight from my website...


Enrollment Options:

6 weeks 2 years old
5 Days a week $325
3 day $250
2 days $170
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,046
Posted By Fruitloops1
Yelp!

Anyone use Yelp at all? I was thinking of offering parents free weekend hours if they leave a review. Is that ethical? It could be any kind of review. My yelp business listing gets SO many views that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,275
Posted By Fruitloops1
If the referral actually enrolls with all...

If the referral actually enrolls with all paperwork and deposit then that parent that referred gets 4 hours free on a weekend or evening (2week advance notice required)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,919
Posted By Fruitloops1
I love my flip flops too, but my feet HURT so bad...

I love my flip flops too, but my feet HURT so bad afterwards. I need to find something with more foot support. I wore crocs once and slipped on baby puke! :eek: Had a bruise on my bum the size of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,756
Posted By Fruitloops1
I wouldnt split the income down the middle. More...

I wouldnt split the income down the middle. More kids in your home and ultimately you are responsible for them. If one of those kids breaks a toy or they break something, will she help cover the cost...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,756
Posted By Fruitloops1
I know for IL to get 16 you have to apply to...

I know for IL to get 16 you have to apply to become a group home. They require 16 hours of college credits in ECE. My DCFS rep told me recently that she wasn't accepting any group home applications...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,358
Posted By Fruitloops1
LLC or S Corporation?

I am planning on either doing an LLC or an S Corp. What has everyone else done if you went that route. I am currently a home daycare but plan on opening a center in a few years. I read some of Tom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,919
Posted By Fruitloops1
Shoes

What does everyone wear on their feet during daycare hours? I wear socks, sneakers, or fluffy ankle "boot" type slippers. My feet ache at the end of the day. The sneakers get too tight after my feet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,956
Posted By Fruitloops1
I dont mess around with diapers. If I am out and...

I dont mess around with diapers. If I am out and they forget then the kid cant stay. I told a few parents that they will be turned away from the door if they come w/o diapers. I give parents quite a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,159
Posted By Fruitloops1
I don't prorate at all, for any reason. My weekly...

I don't prorate at all, for any reason. My weekly fees are due every week regardless what day they start or when they come. if they want to start on a Friday they still have to pay the weekly rate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 953
Posted By Fruitloops1
To Charge Or Not To Charge....That Is The Question

I have a DC fam that signed up with me when I first started and my rates were dirt cheap and I had no problems with there alternating schedule. The schedule is as follows: two days a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,276
Posted By Fruitloops1
Its free, check it out. There is TONS of stuff...

Its free, check it out. There is TONS of stuff other than cooking, clothes and crafts. Tons of ideas for kids and daycare. I actually had a parent decide to go with my daycare because they saw my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,824
Posted By Fruitloops1
I am trying to teach my group to say excuse me...

I am trying to teach my group to say excuse me and MAYBE try to pass gas in the bathroom. They hardly make it to there but its worth a try. I have to keep reminding them to say excuse me when it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,397
Posted By Fruitloops1
I had soap put in my mouth as a child...by my 1st...

I had soap put in my mouth as a child...by my 1st grade teacher. I am only 24 so it wasn't that many years ago.
I was a bad little child, I hope my karma isn't to get a child like me when I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,059
Posted By Fruitloops1
I have a a book called "Managing infectious...

I have a a book called "Managing infectious diseases in child care and schools"
its says...
Incubation period: 3 to 6 days/
Contagious period: Virus ma be shed for several weeks after the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,704
Posted By Fruitloops1
:eek::eek::eek::eek: seriously!! People these...

:eek::eek::eek::eek:
seriously!! People these days. I feel for ya. ((hugs)) sent your way. Good thing you had all those things to prove that they were indeed there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,165
Posted By Fruitloops1
Yeah, I know. 25% is pretty low by me. Most...

Yeah, I know. 25% is pretty low by me. Most places do 50% or not at all. Infant spots are really hard to come by here. I have 4 more people inquiry to hold spots. The latest one being July 2013!! Its...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-25-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,741
Posted By Fruitloops1
Welcome! I have my daycare on the West side of...

Welcome! I have my daycare on the West side of Chicago!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,531
Posted By Fruitloops1
its so beautiful!!! I love the entire...

its so beautiful!!! I love the entire thing!!!lovethishappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,273
Posted By Fruitloops1
I notice with myself that once I get a new child...

I notice with myself that once I get a new child the next two weeks is out of whack! I'm stressed and I think I took on too much. Then one day the routine just clicks. I have the opposite issue...I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,165
Posted By Fruitloops1
They are starting in March 2013. The space is is...

They are starting in March 2013. The space is is available now but I don't really have a desire to fill it immediately.

Thanks for the pointer about missing payments!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,361
Posted By Fruitloops1
I'm pretty lax on my times. My hours are 6 to 6...

I'm pretty lax on my times. My hours are 6 to 6 and two kids come between 8:30 and 9 and I am OK with that. They also get picked up between 5:30 and 6. A parent came once twice after 6 and she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,106
Posted By Fruitloops1
I tiered my rates hourly which I DONT like and...

I tiered my rates hourly which I DONT like and will switch to daily soon

Newborn-2 years old
Full-time max 50 hours per week: $250
Part Time max 30 hours per week: $225
Drop In full day: $90
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,836
Posted By Fruitloops1
I have this issue with only ONE child. The mom is...

I have this issue with only ONE child. The mom is very laid back and doesn't really discipline. The child knows the rules; no hurting others, no climbing the toys, no standing on chairs or tables, no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,165
Posted By Fruitloops1
I googled some and this is what I compiled...

I googled some and this is what I compiled myself. I will use this just for holding a spot longer than 30 days. They will also sign my original contract agreeing to enroll for daycare. What do y'al...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,165
Posted By Fruitloops1
Form/Contract for Unborn Child

I was wondering if anyone has a contract for a family that doesn't start daycare immediately. I have a family that wants to reserve a spot in my care for April 2013. I need something that includes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,546
Posted By Fruitloops1
Funny how I just read this today! Mine is getting...

Funny how I just read this today! Mine is getting installed right now! I have no idea what it is because is was all my husbands doing. The footage will be recorded and saved and I can back track if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,161
Posted By Fruitloops1
I am BAD at enforcing any rules :( One DCM forgot...

I am BAD at enforcing any rules :( One DCM forgot the check two mornings in a row and all I said was Okay with a smile. I wasn't too peeved about it because I knew she wasn't paying me intentionally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,026
Posted By Fruitloops1
I hope it works...mom is a softie. DCG2 slapped...

I hope it works...mom is a softie. DCG2 slapped her once and she laughed it off...oy vey
thanks for the help. much appreciated
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,181
Posted By Fruitloops1
UGH! I feel ya! We got a pretty nasty cold this...

UGH! I feel ya! We got a pretty nasty cold this week too! DCG2 got us all Thursday and she was only sneezing and a slight runny nose! Come Friday it was worse but not horrible. Sunday I was sick and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,514
Posted By Fruitloops1
Are they short like PNP's? My PNP's are side by...

Are they short like PNP's? My PNP's are side by side and I lean over the side. Those are very nice....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,026
Posted By Fruitloops1
2 Year Old DCG Doesn't Want To Leave EVER

I have a 2 year old DCG that never wants to leave. She gets so happy when her mom comes but then doesn't want to leave. She throws a tantrum, cries, screams, kicks and hits. EVERY SINGLE DAY! She has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,551
Posted By Fruitloops1
You have a page on FB for the daycare right? The...

You have a page on FB for the daycare right? The way google works is it monitor how many "people'' are "talking" about a name. Do you have a website? Post things on the FB page...pictures and things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,013
Posted By Fruitloops1
This is the card we made...

This is the card we made...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,033
Posted By Fruitloops1
I got one like option 3 but its a bit smaller....

I got one like option 3 but its a bit smaller. The kids like it but its really light and can tip easy. I have it secured with a earthquake strap (from the home improvement store) but otherwise it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,013
Posted By Fruitloops1
Grandparents Day

Anyone doing any crafts for Grandparents Day? I was thinking of a flower consisting of hand prints as the petals and foot prints as the leaves and maybe cut out the middle of the flower and put a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,345
Posted By Fruitloops1
Holding Fee?

Does anyone charge a holding fee? I received an inquiry for a child that is due in January ( I am assuming to then start in March) That is 8 months of a spot that would potentially be on hold. I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,282
Posted By Fruitloops1
I have a 15 month old that doesn't know how to...

I have a 15 month old that doesn't know how to use a cup at ALL! I lift it to her lips and she dips her face into it and then pushes it away. I've tried with her but the only thing she will drink...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,433
Posted By Fruitloops1
I feel ya!! Its my second week and my 15 month...

I feel ya!! Its my second week and my 15 month old still takes a morning nap and it THROWS everything off!!! I have a itty bitty starting in September (just 2 days a week) and I know once that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,101
Posted By Fruitloops1
12:eek: ALL ON YOUR LONESOME?!!! What are your...

12:eek: ALL ON YOUR LONESOME?!!! What are your age ranges? I have a 2 yearold DCG and a 15month DCG and its tough. I wish I had a few more 2 year olds along with the mix. I think a few more a little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,833
Posted By Fruitloops1
happyfacehappyface yay! how was the first day??

happyfacehappyface
yay! how was the first day??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,818
Posted By Fruitloops1
Really? whats the exact website? when i google...

Really? whats the exact website? when i google it, it brings me to the food program app..
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,818
Posted By Fruitloops1
I know, i have a folder where they eventually end...

I know, i have a folder where they eventually end up but i have recent ones in my purse, the dining room table...the car..
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,818
Posted By Fruitloops1
Program for Keeping Track of Expenses and Income

What program(if any) do you use to keep track of expenses and income?? I was thinking of buying quikbooks but was wondering if there might be something that works better for other providers?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,634
Posted By Fruitloops1
I tried posting my daycare as a business on...

I tried posting my daycare as a business on care.com and there is an annual fee they wanted me to pay. I think it was about 300 a year?!?!? I have to double check as soon as I get home!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-16-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,548
Posted By Fruitloops1
OHHHHHHH!!!!! I was just thinking what I could do...

OHHHHHHH!!!!! I was just thinking what I could do to make it smell *nice* in my daycare!! I don't like Lysol sprays or the chemically stuff. I tried googling an all natural spray but no luck!! I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,565
Posted By Fruitloops1
I am so sorry this is happening!! Its the exact...

I am so sorry this is happening!! Its the exact reason I require a 2 week deposit, Non refundable. Once they pay the deposit and turn in my required forms I hold there spot. If they change their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,467
Posted By Fruitloops1
My sister(she's an RN) said the same thing about...

My sister(she's an RN) said the same thing about the rectal thermometer, but I dont know, I feel....worried. I would have to check with licensing here in IL if I would be allowed to use one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,482
Posted By Fruitloops1
Thanks everyone!! I had a feeling she's all...

Thanks everyone!! I had a feeling she's all right, just never came across such a quiet little thing!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,467
Posted By Fruitloops1
Thermometer

What kind(brand/type) of thermometer do you use for daycare kids?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,894
Posted By Fruitloops1
woooo hoooo! I hope it works out!!! Let us know...

woooo hoooo! I hope it works out!!! Let us know as soon as you can!
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