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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,753
Posted By Margarete
http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/Infant...

http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/Infant_Meals.pdf

Are you on the food program? Even if you are not it's good to be able to reference their guidelines. How long of a day is baby at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,753
Posted By Margarete
At 8 months old, in addition to how much milk he...

At 8 months old, in addition to how much milk he is getting at home, how much other food he is eating is going to really impact how much milk he needs also.

According to the food program...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,530
Posted By Margarete
"contract states I reserve the right to take the...

"contract states I reserve the right to take the friday before/monday after for holidays falling on the weekends"

You are entitled per your contract to have Monday as a holiday (If the holiday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 16,501
Posted By Margarete
Qris

The QRIS standards say you should NEVER be on the phone?? That would be against licensing rules. You are required to notify parents if a child becomes sick, so that they can be picked up within a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,044
Posted By Margarete
Family child care may be a business, but...

Family child care may be a business, but California considers it "residential use" . There is no change in use (or intended change of use) of the property.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,044
Posted By Margarete
I would ask the property manager what his...

I would ask the property manager what his response would be if the property owner said that about someone who is black, gay or (insert religious group here) living in the property? ... or children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,044
Posted By Margarete
They (the owner and property manager) are...

They (the owner and property manager) are obviously unaware of the laws. Using words like "he is going to do everything in his power to stop the day care" make it where if they try to use a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,044
Posted By Margarete
ah okay didn't know who the "you" was referring...

ah okay didn't know who the "you" was referring to. Sounds like then you are fine in that regard as that *is* where she works... No where did you guarantee that she would continue to work at her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,044
Posted By Margarete
You misrepresented yourself by saying you were...

You misrepresented yourself by saying you were going to work at [my wife's current place]."

Is this something that they can use? Are you working there now, or going to work there while your wife...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,044
Posted By Margarete
Also this statement he made is possibly illegal ...

Also this statement he made is possibly illegal "The property is not safe for children" Federal law prohibits housing discrimination based on if children will live/ occupy the property. They can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,254
Posted By Margarete
I also like Chex and mini wheats. I love...

I also like Chex and mini wheats.

I love Rice Chex for early finger food. A bit bigger so easier to pick up then cheerios. Dissolves in their mouth quicker, is pretty healthy and much cheaper...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,258
Posted By Margarete
Just saw this and found it interesting. ...

Just saw this and found it interesting.

http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/so-should-we-just-round-up-the-anti-vaccine-parents-and-ship-them-to-guantanamo/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,071
Posted By Margarete
While being able to let your 2 year old run...

While being able to let your 2 year old run upstairs by himself seems crazy... I like that they let you as the parent make the judgement call of when it's okay. The first answer I got in California...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,476
Posted By Margarete
It could still be situational as you suggested. ...

It could still be situational as you suggested. I would try to see if there is a pattern or similarities when it happens (time of day/ activities). One of my dck had a harder time with accidents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,429
Posted By Margarete
First thing you need to do is see where you are...

First thing you need to do is see where you are at now. Learn to budget and learn to plan. A good first step is just start tracking everything you spend money on into categories, and you can build...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,476
Posted By Margarete
My daughter has a couple of problems with this...

My daughter has a couple of problems with this several months after being fully potty trained. They were medical. One was a bladder infection, which took her a week to get back on track from, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,350
Posted By Margarete
2 More Hours For Special On Chairs

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009Q02H9W/ref=gb1h_img_c-2_6602_4e4851bf?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_t=701&pf_rd_s=center-new-2&pf_rd_r=08B28M9BV0PEB1Z8RK18&pf_rd_i=20&pf_rd_p=1965626602
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,225
Posted By Margarete
I think a lot of the kids who get early services,...

I think a lot of the kids who get early services, "graduate" from the services and intervention.
I know a child who got services for sensory issues, and while it's something that doesn't go away, he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,225
Posted By Margarete
It's not that you don't want to help him... It's...

It's not that you don't want to help him... It's that you DO want to provide him the best help possible... and YOU are not an expert in speech therapy. The school district has people who specialize...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,145
Posted By Margarete
Some exemptions allowed here that you may/ or may...

Some exemptions allowed here that you may/ or may not be able to use to show a hardship where you live

Are you the sole breadwinner of your household and self employed?

Do you provide "unpaid"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,898
Posted By Margarete
Seeing the dog go after what she throws may also...

Seeing the dog go after what she throws may also encourage it. I had to train my dog as much as the kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,462
Posted By Margarete
In California we do not. This type of situation...

In California we do not. This type of situation is listed in the background check exemption portion of our handbook. What language does your state handbook use about background check exemptions for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,083
Posted By Margarete
If it's not a big deal for her boys to rough...

If it's not a big deal for her boys to rough house at home, that's her business... but DCM of kid 2 needs to teach respect to her kids for other people's rules, in other settings.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,349
Posted By Margarete
I know one provider that lives in her 'family...

I know one provider that lives in her 'family childcare home' during the week, and then goes to another home with her adult son on the weekend.... So she lives there the majority of the time 4-5...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,349
Posted By Margarete
Rules vary a lot by state, so unless the answer...

Rules vary a lot by state, so unless the answer is coming from someone in yours, it may not apply. As an example (that doesn't apply to you) In California you have to be living in the home to be a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,432
Posted By Margarete
She may still be able to go for unemployment,...

She may still be able to go for unemployment, depending on state rules, and if she had qualifying income prior to working for you, or in California she could qualify for Short term disability.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,891
Posted By Margarete
Old thread, but she wasn't operating illegally. ...

Old thread, but she wasn't operating illegally.

In California landlords are not allowed to say no to providing childcare in the home/ apt you live in (but they are to be notified of licensed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 19,770
Posted By Margarete
Most of the people here are commenting the way...

Most of the people here are commenting the way they do because it's a problem for her employer... not because they feel it necessarily impacts her ability to care for other children. They have a 5...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 19,770
Posted By Margarete
Just something to be aware of. I'm not sure...

Just something to be aware of.
I'm not sure what state you are in, but she probably doesn't legally need an assistant with only 4 children (she probably hired you planning on trying to get more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 19,770
Posted By Margarete
Another question is how often is that "once in a...

Another question is how often is that "once in a while if she really needed a moment of comfort". Is this everyday? Or a few times a month? Would it mean dropping everything to go have a moment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,205
Posted By Margarete
At 3.5 she is old enough for some booster seats ...

At 3.5 she is old enough for some booster seats (depending on her height/weight and state laws). Perhaps it's time to make the transition if she is fine staying with a normal seat belt. They can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,062
Posted By Margarete
Well there you go... It sounds like he's similar...

Well there you go... It sounds like he's similar to another friend of mine, who is constantly clicking the 'like' button. I watched her click one of the 'suggested likes' on the side of the facebook...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,942
Posted By Margarete
woops, sorry I read a different story in the last...

woops, sorry I read a different story in the last few days about someone getting tested in DC, and/or there was some misinformation in one of the stories.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,419
Posted By Margarete
I have glass doors on fireplace with a child lock...

I have glass doors on fireplace with a child lock too. I've had 3 different people look at it and they were fine with it the way it was, knowing that I don't use it, and would never ever use it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,942
Posted By Margarete
Possible case in DC is not very definitive yet. ...

Possible case in DC is not very definitive yet. He wasn't even in one of the three main countries affected by the virus, but was in 'Africa', is sick, and they are being cautious (as they should). ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,799
Posted By Margarete
Do you watch her, or just see her in the...

Do you watch her, or just see her in the neighborhood? In California we are only 'mandated reporters' of the children in our charge, not everyone we come in contact with. If you suspect abuse it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,073
Posted By Margarete
I have an uncle who was labeled the "R" word. He...

I have an uncle who was labeled the "R" word. He had some medical issues as a baby which caused some delays. At the time the "R" word was the medically correct terminology, and included a host of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,983
Posted By Margarete
You could always instead of saying that you are...

You could always instead of saying that you are pregnant, mention that you are planning on taking some of the vacation time listed in the contract in the month of March.
That gives them a heads up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,248
Posted By Margarete
You should ask if she washes her hands before...

You should ask if she washes her hands before surgery? What if a complication happens during surgery? What do you do in every possible scenario?

will you remember to change her? wow! No, I'm a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,666
Posted By Margarete
One family in addition to your own. Also...

One family in addition to your own.

Also just for your information you can join the food program while you are legally licensed exempt in California, but not all food sponsors serve licensed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,958
Posted By Margarete
Standard renters insurance may cover you, like it...

Standard renters insurance may cover you, like it would for anyone 'babysitting' in their home, but definitely ask.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,176
Posted By Margarete
For my own daughter I had less leak issues with...

For my own daughter I had less leak issues with the pampers pull ups then I did the regular pampers (just how they fit on her).
For removing them you just tear the sides, clean up the same as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,353
Posted By Margarete
I would like to see the letter. The news...

I would like to see the letter.

The news article states "It also bans use of smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes on the premises while children are present."

I'm assuming that means...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,353
Posted By Margarete
One of those above articles had this link.... ...

One of those above articles had this link....
http://hempzrebel.wix.com/abchildcare123
timeline and prospective from the childcare provider with M card.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,221
Posted By Margarete
Why did one of your other parents text you about...

Why did one of your other parents text you about dcb ER visit with the doctor's diagnosis? Do they work at the hospital, or were they just there at the same time, and talked to dcm? If they work at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 17,700
Posted By Margarete
This is an excerpt from what was said in an email...

This is an excerpt from what was said in an email from my regional manager.
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To clarify for you …. YES, the law says that if you are a current licensed provider (so NOT...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,776
Posted By Margarete
I would suggest having her do pumping session in...

I would suggest having her do pumping session in the evening. For my first child I was a little low on the supply side, but when I pumped in the evening (I did it during her longest sleeping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,776
Posted By Margarete
Looking at the time frames she could still be...

Looking at the time frames she could still be getting enough.

9 hour period.

BF before arriving

3 oz morning

maybe BF 4 oz at lunch
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,776
Posted By Margarete
She comes at lunch to breastfeed. So baby is...

She comes at lunch to breastfeed. So baby is getting 6 oz plus a breastfed lunch right? Or does she not always come?

When do you feed her the bottles?

Is she eating solids yet?

As she is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,965
Posted By Margarete
He is just getting done with school, and also...

He is just getting done with school, and also cutting back on meds. Both of those individually would have an adjustment period.

Even if/ when you get things in a routine for the summer starting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,046
Posted By Margarete
Some of those you mentioned not having are...

Some of those you mentioned not having are required by regulations in California, I'm not sure about your state, but I'm guessing that they are too. The owner NEEDS to provide some of these things,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,320
Posted By Margarete
It makes sense from a business prospective to do...

It makes sense from a business prospective to do this. Often parents will ask where you are going, and some will consider following you to the new location. Don't take it personal, don't talk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,334
Posted By Margarete
I think that switching these out are pretty...

I think that switching these out are pretty simple... I am a bit of a do it yourself-er, and have several electricians in the family, but after you have done one, you will think it's easy too.
It's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,366
Posted By Margarete
We have a lot of charter schools available where...

We have a lot of charter schools available where we are in California. The problem with so many 'choices' is what happens to the children who don't have the choices available. Reasons can include...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,845
Posted By Margarete
I wouldn't mention giving them the option to not...

I wouldn't mention giving them the option to not attend, obviously they can without you mentioning it. Let them know, and a little introduction note with her qualifications, and qualities sounds...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,062
Posted By Margarete
My husband is a teacher too, and we had hoped...

My husband is a teacher too, and we had hoped that our little boy would be born during his (and my) winter break. When did he decide to show, literally 2 hours before we were both supposed to start...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,943
Posted By Margarete
I don't think there is any way to *guarantee* she...

I don't think there is any way to *guarantee* she won't be sued for anything... just like there is no way to guarantee she won't be sued for something happening at the property if she was renting to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,447
Posted By Margarete
I can't believe not using the 'preferred" latches...

I can't believe not using the 'preferred" latches got you a citation. Look at page 2 of spring 2013 newsletter where the state talks about locks vs inaccessible...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,832
Posted By Margarete
While I know it's a reality it really annoys me...

While I know it's a reality it really annoys me when people discriminate about things they are legally not allowed to discriminate against... running a family child care in a rental in California is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,832
Posted By Margarete
Yes to some of the above comments. It's...

Yes to some of the above comments. It's California so inform/ notify, don't ask. Keeping it short, simple and let them know to contact you if they have any concerns, and you can follow up if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,429
Posted By Margarete
My last infant development class I learned about...

My last infant development class I learned about that, but it went even more in depth and also didn't want tummy time, or putting them in ANY position they can't get to on their own EVER. I think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,832
Posted By Margarete
What are the laws for your state? I know in...

What are the laws for your state? I know in California they don't have legal grounds to not allow it, but it's still a good idea regardless to be on good terms
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,429
Posted By Margarete
I like the bumbo, I don't like the 'prince...

I like the bumbo, I don't like the 'prince lionheart' brand version (I know you didn't mention that one, but those are the two I have had experience with). The bumbo is softer, and 'gives' so it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,975
Posted By Margarete
If/ when you confront them just get to the...

If/ when you confront them just get to the details that matter to you, and don't be 'mad' at them. My dad smoked in the early years of my childhood, always outside. I remember he used to say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 48,706
Posted By Margarete
I have an inexpensive dlink camera that i have...

I have an inexpensive dlink camera that i have pointed towards the front door. It is set up to record when it sees movement (upper half so our dog doesn't set it off). You can also have it email...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,917
Posted By Margarete
I went to this, but the community care licensing...

I went to this, but the community care licensing portion has been postponed, until after their next revision. I did get to network with some of the CQEL organization leaders and some other child care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,965
Posted By Margarete
I have two of the 6 sets. I really like how...

I have two of the 6 sets. I really like how versatile they are, and that I have enough to do whatever I want with them. Hooked all together is the most stable, but I've used portions to block off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,950
Posted By Margarete
If you do it for everyone, and the child knows...

If you do it for everyone, and the child knows this... he/ she could take it personally and could be heartbroken that they didn't get one. Things like this are a big deal for small children.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,773
Posted By Margarete
Considering how sudden the outburst was at THAT...

Considering how sudden the outburst was at THAT policy, and saying that they only wanted 2 days then. I'm guessing that they only intended on usually using 2 days, or only need 2 days, and didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,461
Posted By Margarete
I didn't feel it here... I am pretty far away. ...

I didn't feel it here... I am pretty far away. I've lived in California most my life and have felt 2 earthquakes, and by felt I mean.... Feeling something, and asking my husband... was that an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,574
Posted By Margarete
Though I can't know for sure. DCM was probably...

Though I can't know for sure. DCM was probably being honest with you to what she thought. She wasn't hiding it, and told you the details. He threw up a little bit, she thought it was from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,368
Posted By Margarete
Infections can impact a child's potty training a...

Infections can impact a child's potty training a lot also. My daughter had a bladder infection shortly after potty training... and wanted nothing to do with the potty for a week... although after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,567
Posted By Margarete
That's ridiculous. I would ask to see the code. ...

That's ridiculous. I would ask to see the code. I know they are often required in schools in California, but I think there are exceptions. Family child care home's also should still be considered...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,548
Posted By Margarete
Costs more in that you generally have to have...

Costs more in that you generally have to have separate clothes for school, or if you typically buy second hand that is generally not an option with school uniforms.

There are some programs around...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,148
Posted By Margarete
Labels: Autism/ Genius

So important to let kids explore and expand on what they are interested in, in the moments they are interested. Don't we, even as adults, learn best when we are interested in a topic.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,567
Posted By Margarete
I know building code requires a fire rated door...

I know building code requires a fire rated door and wall between the garage and house, I'm not sure about basements. It makes sense that some of those type of bringing up to code things (like fire...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,246
Posted By Margarete
You can always let them know you could do the job...

You can always let them know you could do the job temporarily on your terms if they are really in a bind, and can't get someone in, and trained as fast as they would like. Well if it can't go out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,190
Posted By Margarete
Maybe play some games of simon says and replace...

Maybe play some games of simon says and replace it with "miss.... says". You can throw in some of the other dck and dd when you do "..... says". They'll get practice listening to what YOU say, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,783
Posted By Margarete
I am only currently licensed for 8 (6 under 5),...

I am only currently licensed for 8 (6 under 5), with 2 of my own it wouldn't take much to be over. I really do need to check with my current analyst. If he's got the same answer as yours and I want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,783
Posted By Margarete
I asked about this from my licensing rep. ...

I asked about this from my licensing rep.
Specifically I asked about kids in care siblings coming over with parents (who are allowed to come in any time)
Birthday party, family gatherings, holiday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,652
Posted By Margarete
Does your 3 year old and 12mo (will be 15 month...

Does your 3 year old and 12mo (will be 15 month old) get a long and interact well? I know my daughter really enjoyed having the kids back so she could play with them.
I just had my second in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,299
Posted By Margarete
Let them know in order to stay at your home they...

Let them know in order to stay at your home they and their children MUST respect the rules/ schedules... or you will not be able to provide them a place to stay, and may need to get a hotel room. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,198
Posted By Margarete
Does that mean you would need to give them remote...

Does that mean you would need to give them remote access, including pan abilities if your system allows... I would not be comfortable with that at all. I have one camera in our room over my infants...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,691
Posted By Margarete
Yes, that should be no problem at all. Just one...

Yes, that should be no problem at all. Just one of the providers have to be there for the 80% rule. You need 2 people providing care if you are over 6/8 kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,296
Posted By Margarete
Congratulations!!! It is kind of silly but the...

Congratulations!!!
It is kind of silly but the requirement is that you 'post the earthquake checklist' they don't require you to do anything on it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,691
Posted By Margarete
In California you would have to both be living in...

In California you would have to both be living in the house to both be 'providers'. Otherwise the one living elsewhere would have to be an "assistant". At least one 'provider' needs to be on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,451
Posted By Margarete
No word in 1.5 months, No start date, No...

No word in 1.5 months, No start date, No contracts. I did this, and they winded up deciding to have one parent stay home with the baby. I would try to get another contact email for them from the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,163
Posted By Margarete
Wink I don't think you need landlord permission in...

I don't think you need landlord permission in California to run a large family childcare home... just for the additional 2. So 12, but need permission to do 14.
My husband works from home (not for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,436
Posted By Margarete
Some people are not good, or don't enjoy...

Some people are not good, or don't enjoy budgeting, and sorting out finances (or managing the home, doing yard work, home repair or a number of other tasks it takes to make a household run smoothly)....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,436
Posted By Margarete
... so you do care, and it doesn't seem like he...

... so you do care, and it doesn't seem like he wants to budget and figure this all out.
Perhaps suggest that his entire income go to you, and then you can allocate money for his needs (and some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,436
Posted By Margarete
Of those bills mortgage should be the top...

Of those bills mortgage should be the top priority. While you are looking over finances I would also compare what renting costs would be (I'm assuming higher then 650 a month) in addition to what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,834
Posted By Margarete
I didn't see your reply before I wrote mine. ...

I didn't see your reply before I wrote mine. Nice!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,834
Posted By Margarete
Dear Family, Because the income of families...

Dear Family,

Because the income of families your dear children come in contact with is important to you, I have decided to double your rate, so that I can better meet your needs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,204
Posted By Margarete
Lets look at the FMLA law already in place. ...

Lets look at the FMLA law already in place. Businesses that have less then (50 I think is the number) do not have to comply. If they are a larger company in most states employers or daycares for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,588
Posted By Margarete
22 an hour isn't as much when you factor in...

22 an hour isn't as much when you factor in having to pay for childcare for her 2 kids, commute costs, other costs
She will most likely not get paid as much even after these are taken into account,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,798
Posted By Margarete
As long as her apartment is attached, that should...

As long as her apartment is attached, that should work. I don't know if it needs to have an entrance from her 'apartment'. I do know that it can't be detached. Separate day care space is allowed....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,798
Posted By Margarete
Here is a link to the different requirements ...

Here is a link to the different requirements
http://ccld.ca.gov/PG487.htm

and the regulation highlights for a center
http://ccld.ca.gov/res/pdf/CCCRegulationHighlights.pdf
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,798
Posted By Margarete
If you do not live in the home, you could not...

If you do not live in the home, you could not qualify as a 'Family Child Care Home' you would have to apply as a center.... Then you may have to jump through other hoops. Does zoning allow for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,747
Posted By Margarete
These are the Corelle dishes I most use for the...

These are the Corelle dishes I most use for the children meals. Divided smaller plates, love them. I even have some of the larger adult sized divided plates.
I use additional bowls for meals or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,747
Posted By Margarete
This is what we use, so easy to clean, durable,...

This is what we use, so easy to clean, durable, lasts forever, and doesn't absorb oils like plastic... not completely unbreakable, but very break resistant. I haven't had a child break one yet. ...
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