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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2020, 03:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By lblanke
My child’s school calls their parties Fall Party...

My child’s school calls their parties Fall Party (Halloween or Thanksgiving) Winter Party (Christmas) and Spring Party (Easter). Seasons belong to everyone. You could also do a summer party if year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,357
Posted By lblanke
Guidance in Tennessee is that self-employed will...

Guidance in Tennessee is that self-employed will be eligible for panedemic unemployment.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By lblanke
Quit now. It takes an average of 5.3 days to be...

Quit now. It takes an average of 5.3 days to be symptomatic, and 2-5 days for test results. Numbers now are what happened 10-14 days ago.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 66,178
Posted By lblanke
I an concerned and have purchased extra cleaning...

I an concerned and have purchased extra cleaning supplies, shelf stable food, extra toilet paper, etc. in case things shut down here. With flu, there is herd immunity that protects people, and we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,449
Posted By lblanke
Also apple cinnamon ornaments cut into shapes...

Also apple cinnamon ornaments cut into shapes with cookie cutters.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,449
Posted By lblanke
Parent here...I don't think parents expect gifts...

Parent here...I don't think parents expect gifts from their day care providers. Our preschool actually sold the items kids made to us to use for gifts for grandparents, etc. as a fundraiser. We...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-01-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,043
Posted By lblanke
BTW...The "C" in YMCA stands for "Christian." It...

BTW...The "C" in YMCA stands for "Christian." It is a religious organization. My child was enrolled in our church preschool, and they learned age-appropriate Bible verses, prayed before meals, had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By lblanke
Parent here-you should just close early and not...

Parent here-you should just close early and not open early. I would not expect you to open that early just because you are leaving 30 minutes early. If you do, then they will expect Saturday or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By lblanke
What kind of a parent would do this?

What kind of a parent would do this?
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-11-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,247
Posted By lblanke
I would be hurt, too, but I don't think you need...

I would be hurt, too, but I don't think you need to be worried about being protected. At 3 years old, I do not think you would be legally responsible for even the willful misconduct of your child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By lblanke
I completely agree that almost all medications...

I completely agree that almost all medications can and should be given outside daycare hours (especially things like amoxicillin typically prescribed for strep or ear infections).

As a parent, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By lblanke
In general, medications (particularly...

In general, medications (particularly antibiotics) that are to be given 4 times per day should be given every 6 hours to prevent the level of antibiotic from going too low, making it ineffective and...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-07-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 179,977
Posted By lblanke
I think parents complain less when billed monthly...

I think parents complain less when billed monthly (think preschool fees), so they pay for the month even if closed for a week. It probably seems different to pay $500 per month for December than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By lblanke
Would you allow a parent to administer during the...

Would you allow a parent to administer during the day? If so, could mom come during lunch to give medications? If so, you could offer that to mom as an alternative.

I would avoid telling the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,318
Posted By lblanke
Whether she is seeing it or it is happening to...

Whether she is seeing it or it is happening to her, it is disturbing. If you suspect either, you should report and let the professionals in that field decide if that is something they need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,112
Posted By lblanke
If you think you need a mental health day, you...

If you think you need a mental health day, you probably do. Take care of yourself first. Enjoy your time off.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By lblanke
And, of course, make sure your daughter has a...

And, of course, make sure your daughter has a medial evaluation and is receiving any medical or behavioral health/therapy/counseling services that might be indicated (which I am sure you are already...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By lblanke
Your daughter is only going to go through puberty...

Your daughter is only going to go through puberty once. If you need to be there for her, then that is a good decision. Do what is best for her and your family.

You really don't owe a big...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-14-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,527
Posted By lblanke
Food allergies, when life threatening, have to be...

Food allergies, when life threatening, have to be accommodated unless it would represent a fundamental change in the business. My thoughts (that and a dollar will get you a cup of coffee) are that in...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-14-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,527
Posted By lblanke
I think this is a center (several small...

I think this is a center (several small daycares) and not an in home daycare.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,531
Posted By lblanke
No offense or disrespect was intended. One...

No offense or disrespect was intended. One teacher may be perfect for many children, but some kids are not a good fit for the program.

You may even be the perfect provider for that child if you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,531
Posted By lblanke
Sounds like your program might not be a good fit...

Sounds like your program might not be a good fit for her. The child is 2, and you are saying, "I have put this child that riles incessantly in time out or alone to do quiet activities but it never...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-10-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,466
Posted By lblanke
Kids that age make new friends quickly. He will...

Kids that age make new friends quickly. He will probably make new friends at his new place.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,274
Posted By lblanke
Did you see the recent news story about the...

Did you see the recent news story about the teenager who went blind because he would only eat a few foods? Developed a severe neuropathy and optic neuropathy. His weight ad calorie intake were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,024
Posted By lblanke
More than 2 weeks ago, you asked if you could...

More than 2 weeks ago, you asked if you could text your closing letter. I gather you did not notify parents, even though your own contract says you will give 2 weeks notice. You also said you have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 41,740
Posted By lblanke
another update

https://www.click2houston.com/news/burn-victim-holds-head-high-despite-dealing-with-bullying-at-school
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 41,740
Posted By lblanke
To the mom who posted...

To the mom who posted, so sorry for your loss.

Here is an update. So tragic and heartbreaking.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/11/20/tata-80-years-texas-day-care-fire/1717065/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,274
Posted By lblanke
The drop in child care at our local gym does not...

The drop in child care at our local gym does not allow employees to babysit children in their care, saying that most child sexual assault comes from someone the parents know and trust (I have seen...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By lblanke
I will say that when my child was in preschool,...

I will say that when my child was in preschool, the preschool did allow parents to send in mini cupcakes or another treat for a group snack and birthday plates and napkins for the snack that day, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By lblanke
Sorry, I cannot host a birthday party at...

Sorry, I cannot host a birthday party at daycare. I will be glad to pass out party invitations for you, though, as long as every child is invited.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-04-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,431
Posted By lblanke
Sounds like the provider breached the contract by...

Sounds like the provider breached the contract by not providing care for the contracted dates/times and by transporting half the time (when the contract specifies occasional, which is meant to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By lblanke
Sounds like you might be getting burned out. You...

Sounds like you might be getting burned out. You have said things like, "I've been unhappy for a while now. This drama causes me to feel like I hate my job,I just want to go off on them but can't,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 896
Posted By lblanke
I may have mis-read...if it is oral albuterol (as...

I may have mis-read...if it is oral albuterol (as in give with a spoon, cup or syringe), it would be quick and easy to give, so I would have allowed grandma or a provider to give in my absence. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 896
Posted By lblanke
My little one needed nebulizers several times...

My little one needed nebulizers several times under age 3, and even though grandma (a retired school teacher) kept her, I went home to set up the nebulizer. It is relatively easy to give, but you...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-19-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,624
Posted By lblanke
Our state has no income tax but high sales tax....

Our state has no income tax but high sales tax. We have been solvent when others are hurting I think, in part, because all of the people working under the table have to pay their fair share of taxes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,547
Posted By lblanke
If you still have doubts about closing early,...

If you still have doubts about closing early, read the first post on the burnout thread. Then, take that time to do what you want. Be with your child. You may come to resent your job if you do not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,547
Posted By lblanke
I would close early but not give a reason. There...

I would close early but not give a reason. There might be a parent who feels their need for childcare outweighs your plans and will try to convince you to stay open. Just say on x and y dates, we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,396
Posted By lblanke
Parent here...I would prefer to change my own...

Parent here...I would prefer to change my own child's diaper. It only happened once (kids were playing outside for field day), so I took her in and changed her. There were 2 teachers and 1 child.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By lblanke
You are no longer offering part time care and...

You are no longer offering part time care and need to term for a full time child.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,984
Posted By lblanke
Upon reflection, this statement " Immunization...

Upon reflection, this statement " Immunization costs for their whole network were probably less than treating once case of teatnus in an unimmunized child" is probably not , but the cost of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,984
Posted By lblanke
Some pediatric practices do refuse to accept into...

Some pediatric practices do refuse to accept into care (or drop from care) patients whose caregivers refuse immunizations, citing reasons that I have seen here as common reasons child care providers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,984
Posted By lblanke
Many providers here refuse to take children who...

Many providers here refuse to take children who are "not a good fit" for whatever reason. Is it ethical for a doctor to refuse to have unvaccinated patients in his practice, citing "not a good fit,"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,984
Posted By lblanke
Should we refuse to allow unvaccinated citizens...

Should we refuse to allow unvaccinated citizens to travel to areas where preventable diseases are prevalent? Or refuse re-entry or require quarantine upon re-entry into the United States until after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,984
Posted By lblanke
The parents of the young unvaccinated boy who...

The parents of the young unvaccinated boy who almost died from teatnus refused additional immunizations for teatnus. His hospital bill was around $800.000. I wonder who is paying that bill.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,669
Posted By lblanke
Charge a late fee of $10 per minute every minute...

Charge a late fee of $10 per minute every minute child is on site after closing. Mom's expectations are unrealistic. She needs to be out the door, and off site by closing. You work long enough hours...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,017
Posted By lblanke
Re: I would prefer him sit somewhere quietly and...

Re: I would prefer him sit somewhere quietly and entertain himself somehow.

I really don't think that is an appropriate expectation for a 7 year old boy who has been in school all day long....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By lblanke
There are 8 elementary schools (K-4) in our...

There are 8 elementary schools (K-4) in our school district. All except 1 have pre K at the school. The school without pre K consistently has the highest test scores in the district (and state for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,283
Posted By lblanke
Or let her take ALL 3 of your SA kids and her...

Or let her take ALL 3 of your SA kids and her child, and you can watch her son. Or just be honest and say that with that many SAs present, the babies in your care won't be able to nap, so it just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,283
Posted By lblanke
Sorry, mom. That won't work, but DD would love...

Sorry, mom. That won't work, but DD would love to have SA over for a couple of hours on a playdate on Saturday.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,283
Posted By lblanke
It sounds like she hosted a play date for one of...

It sounds like she hosted a play date for one of your children. Why not have the SA child over for a playdate this weekend, during DC if YOU want that (not both kids) or after DC hours? Or have the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,801
Posted By lblanke
I would term. If he appears intoxicated/impaired,...

I would term. If he appears intoxicated/impaired, I do not think you can release the child to him, and I think you have to report. And, I agree, TERM immediately.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,303
Posted By lblanke
Drowning deaths are the number one cause of...

Drowning deaths are the number one cause of accidental death in kids under 5, and they often occur at non-swimming times. so I can see why parents are concerned. I would emphasize what you are doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By lblanke
Wandering Toddlers

https://www.foxcarolina.com/news/north_carolina/nc-police-start-investigation-after-six-toddlers-escape-day-care/article_28868f85-e61d-5a48-8112-5895a6d752a9.html?fbclid=IwAR3gPSz8sFy7HhaxivSaP73h5t5U...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By lblanke
We have a FSA account. We pay the provider, then...

We have a FSA account. We pay the provider, then get a receipt with the provider's tax ID number. We send that to FSA and are reimbursed for what we paid the provider. The same information is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,434
Posted By lblanke
Our country club does something that might appeal...

Our country club does something that might appeal to you. Anyone who leaves cannot re-enroll for 1 full calendar year unless they pay all the back dues for the months they were not dues paying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Posted By lblanke
Bilingual children have better test scores later...

Bilingual children have better test scores later in life. They are giving their child an amazing advantage if they speak Spanish at home and he learns English at school. Kids under a certain age (up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,692
Posted By lblanke
If you elect to remain closed, then it may be...

If you elect to remain closed, then it may be because emergency vehicles would not have timely access in the event of an actual emergency (if roads are difficult to travel on in your area).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,684
Posted By lblanke
Don't sign it if you do not agree to it. This...

Don't sign it if you do not agree to it. This reminds me of the posts where parents ask if it is legal to have to pay for holidays. The answer is always, "what does your contract say?"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,365
Posted By lblanke
Maybe it is a big deal to the provider because of...

Maybe it is a big deal to the provider because of having 1 fewer child on the "free day" is a break for the provider, but having no children on a day with no children is not really a mini break. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,090
Posted By lblanke
Could you give DCB an bit of an extra clean with...

Could you give DCB an bit of an extra clean with baby wipes during diaper changes?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,032
Posted By lblanke
If schools are closed, I would think preschools...

If schools are closed, I would think preschools and daycares should be closed as well. You also must close if you have no power or no water. Stay safe.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,448
Posted By lblanke
Any time you feel children are in danger, you are...

Any time you feel children are in danger, you are obligated to report. Posting an anonymous message on a board does not count as reporting.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,493
Posted By lblanke
Do not ask them for a reference. "She was great...

Do not ask them for a reference. "She was great with the kids but we had to let her go because parents complained" is the reference you will get. Just move on and hopefully you will find something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,456
Posted By lblanke
Sorry, insurance won't allow non-enrolled...

Sorry, insurance won't allow non-enrolled children to play on equipment during open hours.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-28-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,173
Posted By lblanke
My 6 year old has not had a paci in many years,...

My 6 year old has not had a paci in many years, but when she was home from school sick one day, she found an old one and asked if she could have it for the day. She was otherwise vomiting every 15...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,241
Posted By lblanke
Your last paragraph says it all. Be glad it is...

Your last paragraph says it all. Be glad it is over.
Forum: Curriculum 07-08-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,001
Posted By lblanke
Rockalingua has lots of free videos and songs to...

Rockalingua has lots of free videos and songs to teach basic Spanish words
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,851
Posted By lblanke
In that case, I would only try foods that he has...

In that case, I would only try foods that he has had safely at home 3 times (full servings) before introducing at daycare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,851
Posted By lblanke
Mom is, in my opinion, being selfish and not...

Mom is, in my opinion, being selfish and not looking out for the best interest of her child. You can suggest the gradual transition at home and daycare (you have to provide for the next week until he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,851
Posted By lblanke
The chart is under the thread, "how many kinds of...

The chart is under the thread, "how many kinds of milk do you buy?"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,851
Posted By lblanke
If it a true IgE mediated allergy...

If it a true IgE mediated allergy (life-threatening) rather than just an intolerance or she prefers him not to have milk, I believe that is considered a disability. It is my understanding that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,352
Posted By lblanke
It is ok to respectfully decline. Mom and dad can...

It is ok to respectfully decline. Mom and dad can put on their big girl panties and big boy underwear and find out a way to make it happen on their watch. You are in group care. You may have privacy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By lblanke
If you want more just about growing up and less...

If you want more just about growing up and less specific about kindergarten, If I Could Keep You Little or Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By lblanke
My daughter's preschool did a pre K graduation...

My daughter's preschool did a pre K graduation ceremony that was super cute. It was the church preschool, so the kids used the church choir robes and parents bought a cap and tassel (around $5 for 1...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By lblanke
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten,...

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten, Look Out Kingergarten, Here I Come or The Night Beforfe Kindergarten.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,459
Posted By lblanke
What about a water day at your house? Sprinkers,...

What about a water day at your house? Sprinkers, draw a picture of a house on fire with sidewalk chalk and let the kids play fireman (fill up lots of red solo cups with water and let the kids pour...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,820
Posted By lblanke
I would never let them set foot in my home again....

I would never let them set foot in my home again. If you do not term them, it will only get worse.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 27,212
Posted By lblanke
If your husband works at 11 PM, and you are not...

If your husband works at 11 PM, and you are not off until 11:30 (sometimes 1:30 AM), you do need someone to watch your child for that time when you are both working. Adjust your schedules and watch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2018, 03:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 27,212
Posted By lblanke
I would not let anyone watch my child who acted...

I would not let anyone watch my child who acted like that or who was on drugs. What are you thinking having her supervised by this person, especially since you said technically you do not need care....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,807
Posted By lblanke
If you have to hire someone else and will not...

If you have to hire someone else and will not have additional income, I would just say no, you are full now. If you have a waiting list, you could offer to put them on it if you would like. It does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By lblanke
My state (Tennessee) requires what BC...

My state (Tennessee) requires what BC says..."Children six (6) weeks of age through two (2) years of age: the adult must be able to hear the child at all times, must be able to see the child at a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By lblanke
I would be frustrated if I came in to see my 2...

I would be frustrated if I came in to see my 2 month old unsupervised in the middle of the living room floor, even happily, when one adult is with another child and the other adult is with 7...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,321
Posted By lblanke
Or do nothing now. If another space opens up,...

Or do nothing now. If another space opens up, confirm with mom of preschooler before filling it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,517
Posted By lblanke
Spend the time with your kids. You are not her...

Spend the time with your kids. You are not her "beck and call" girl. She did not need services that day, so you planned accordingly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,746
Posted By lblanke
Not a good fit (unreliable and not helpful when...

Not a good fit (unreliable and not helpful when there)...sounds easy
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,321
Posted By lblanke
Did you get confirmation in writing that they...

Did you get confirmation in writing that they were leaving care? If so, do nothing. If not, does your policy require written notice to withdraw? If so, ask for written confirmation and fill the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2018, 03:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,874
Posted By lblanke
Good job! You know your limits and did what was...

Good job! You know your limits and did what was best for everyone.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6,105
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 690,331
Posted By lblanke
Because that is where their kids spend most of...

Because that is where their kids spend most of their time, and having this info might help with treatment. (Doctor may go with "allergies" over infection for respiratory symptoms, but if others are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,646
Posted By lblanke
If you say you are not going to provide care when...

If you say you are not going to provide care when the parents are sick, I bet a lot stop telling you that they are sick if their child is well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,634
Posted By lblanke
It probably won't help dcb, but you might find...

It probably won't help dcb, but you might find humor in reading The Mine-0-saur to your group a few times.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,567
Posted By lblanke
As a parent, I would not stay if a staff member...

As a parent, I would not stay if a staff member had a child in care. I'm not sure it helps you gain business.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,154
Posted By lblanke
Sun screen stick works great for faces. If...

Sun screen stick works great for faces. If outdoor water play, rash guard shirt (swim shirt)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,727
Posted By lblanke
Time to recharge is important fir everyone. I...

Time to recharge is important fir everyone. I don't think you should keep her child. You deserve a few days for yourself.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2017, 04:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,199
Posted By lblanke
Oops really old thread

Oops really old thread
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2017, 04:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,199
Posted By lblanke
If you don't get a copy when you sign something,...

If you don't get a copy when you sign something, take a picture with your cell phone.

Not an attorney, but from high school civics, a contract is valid if there is an offer (watching your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2017, 04:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,923
Posted By lblanke
Info on selective mutism

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selective_mutism
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2017, 03:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,923
Posted By lblanke
Selective mutism?

Selective mutism?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,099
Posted By lblanke
You can term anytime you want. I dint think you...

You can term anytime you want. I dint think you "owe" the family anything more than a brief explanation...no longer a good fit, needs larger center with multiple teach
Hers, restructuring your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,234
Posted By lblanke
With my own child (breastfed), we were told by...

With my own child (breastfed), we were told by pediatrician to wam just in a bowl or sink of warm tap water, with the hot water heater less than 120 degrees to prevent burns. Is that an option to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,380
Posted By lblanke
Just a visual on a small child weighing 44...

Just a visual on a small child weighing 44 pounds.

https://nypost.com/2015/01/14/meet-the-10-month-old-girl-that-weighs-44-pounds/

Before reporting, make sure what you are reporting makes...
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