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Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-24-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 78
Posted By Max
Thanks Tom!

Thanks Tom!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-21-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By Max
Records for Printer Use

I use my printer and ink 100% for business - how should I track this? I read Tomís blog saying I should keep track for 1-2 months. Honestly, I hardly ever printed anything until lately. Should I just...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-21-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 78
Posted By Max
Schedule C Expenses - Part II or Part V?

If my business began in June 2017, where would these expenses go on Schedule C?

- $150 application fee for my Daycare license dated 12-9-16
- required trainings taken in 2016 and early 2017

My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By Max
Thanks for sharing, Iím currently looking into...

Thanks for sharing, Iím currently looking into purchasing this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,407
Posted By Max
Does anyone have MVís amazing flyer example??...

Does anyone have MVís amazing flyer example?? Iíve been searching threads for an hour with no luck! I saw it months ago. Thanks!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,202
Posted By Max
This used to be my family. Our washer was soooo...

This used to be my family. Our washer was soooo old, I think some of the mildew smell came from the machine. We also had moisture in our basement. I ran a large de-humidifier 24/7 and it would pull...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,801
Posted By Max
The tastebuds part is spot on!!! Ever since...

The tastebuds part is spot on!!!

Ever since my mom was diagnosed we cut back on sodium big time (she lived with us for a bit) and now anything thatís loaded with it makes me gag!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,801
Posted By Max
Iím probably guilty of the fruit thing. And the...

Iím probably guilty of the fruit thing. And the mindset of ďits better than candy!Ē Which Im sure it is since our bodies handle processed sugars differently. Im anti-juice though.

Nutrition is SO...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By Max
Happy birthday!!!!

Happy birthday!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,814
Posted By Max
Parents should know to ask but you could always...

Parents should know to ask but you could always mention it I suppose :)

My son told his preschool teacher last year ďthe people in my basement give me beer!Ē :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,718
Posted By Max
Ours has something similar, average rates by age...

Ours has something similar, average rates by age and city, for in home and center child care. It was super helpful when I started out!

My area is $180-$200 for a preschooler.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,460
Posted By Max
DCB1 is *always* dressed in clothes too small....

DCB1 is *always* dressed in clothes too small. Heís a big kid too so heís bulging at the arms and legs usually :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,199
Posted By Max
Just found this! Has anyone ever printed and gave...

Just found this! Has anyone ever printed and gave this to a parent?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,085
Posted By Max
I agree with this. If it's a family that's very...

I agree with this. If it's a family that's very appreciate, respectful, flexible, etc. then I see no harm in asking as a way to reciprocate those qualities.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,737
Posted By Max
This is so spot on!! I worry about people's...

This is so spot on!!

I worry about people's feelings wayyy too much. And the ones I worry about hurting the most, are the ones who don't seem to care about mine :rolleyes: ugh, whyyy?!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,708
Posted By Max
BC I think you would die if you saw my last...

BC I think you would die if you saw my last workplace :lol::lol: I also think we would have gotten along.

I had a coworker who SLEPT AT HIS DESK and came in HOURS late (we were hourly, not salary)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,708
Posted By Max
Maybe I'm the odd duck but I wouldn't have any...

Maybe I'm the odd duck but I wouldn't have any policy for unexcused absences or ever require a doctors note. If there's an employee with attendance issues, could you speak with her about it and if it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,714
Posted By Max
It's crazy to me that a dual military couple...

It's crazy to me that a dual military couple could deploy without giving their child's guardian every last potentially important scrap of info for a child so young :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,714
Posted By Max
No experience with this particularly, but your...

No experience with this particularly, but your parents should have been given a military point of contact for stuff like this.

Also... Since the child's parents are dual military, they should have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,737
Posted By Max
I was on the other end of this situation once. My...

I was on the other end of this situation once. My son's taekwondo is $120/month and we weren't billed for a few months because of an invoice error. I felt terrible that I honestly hadn't noticed :o...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,174
Posted By Max
This would drive me nuts!!! The older I get,...

This would drive me nuts!!!

The older I get, the more I realize I have too high of expectations for people doing their job :rolleyes: I'm easily pleased these days. Especially when someone in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,983
Posted By Max
I know but if DCM follows withdrawal policies...

I know but if DCM follows withdrawal policies (gives proper notice, pays all fees on time, etc.), I don't see how any harm is being done. I mean, of course you'd want to advertise to fill her spot as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,983
Posted By Max
If she follows your withdrawal procedures, then...

If she follows your withdrawal procedures, then how is your business suffering?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,983
Posted By Max
I think most (if not all) of the DCP's personal...

I think most (if not all) of the DCP's personal info isn't of importance (IMO). I agree with PP to have them leave you out of things.

She wants to have her spot held without paying and you don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,755
Posted By Max
I re-read your comment and agree that...

I re-read your comment and agree that developmental milestones are more important than actual age for *many* things, but this isn't one of them... Too much data says otherwise. Maybe one day we will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,755
Posted By Max
I know you said 'and' but there is no evidence...

I know you said 'and' but there is no evidence that supports what you said - your statement isn't 'reality' but instead an opinion. I don't understand how 'remove blanket from face' would even be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,755
Posted By Max
I disagree with that 'reality'. There was a 7...

I disagree with that 'reality'. There was a 7 month old who died fairly recently, blanket got wrapped around his head while sleeping. Mom thought blanket was ok b/c he did great with so many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,548
Posted By Max
I have this exact two-year-old. I take the...

I have this exact two-year-old. I take the blanket and stuffed lovie away when it causes issues with other children. For ex, DCG leaves it lying around, another child picks up, DCG snatches it away...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-17-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,107
Posted By Max
I'm trying it this week! Thanks for sharing!

I'm trying it this week! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 470,231
Posted By Max
Could letting them play in the rain be an option?...

Could letting them play in the rain be an option? You could start asking for rain boots and rain coats. Or collect a stockpile of your own.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,485
Posted By Max
Constipation is no joke.. when my son was 3 he...

Constipation is no joke.. when my son was 3 he was in so much pain from it, he was crying non stop on the toilet yelling "the poop won't come out!"

Funny now, lol, not at the time. Ok maybe a...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-11-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 806
Posted By Max
Tom Copeland business seminar

Anyone on here going to his seminar on Nov. 4th (Bloomington, Minnesota)? I plan to and was curious if anyone from this forum would be there!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 956
Posted By Max
That's what I decided to do. I tell parents I...

That's what I decided to do. I tell parents I charge 49 weeks out of the year because I take 3 wks unpaid vacation.

From reading this forum a bunch... Even when parents know they are paying the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,526
Posted By Max
Ok so I'm a new provider and have always been...

Ok so I'm a new provider and have always been paid hourly in past jobs so if I wanted to get off work an hour early, I had to use vacation time.

If you guys close early, do you use vacation?

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By Max
I researched and wrote an article on this -...

I researched and wrote an article on this - "Adoption over Reunification" a few years ago. IMO reunification is putting the parent's biological rights before the child's rights to health and safety. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By Max
Thanks everyone! The two brown/metal gates...

Thanks everyone!

The two brown/metal gates are pressure mounted and they're pretty sturdy - I tried shaking the bookshelf that's between them and everything is really solid. I had a few kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By Max
I've thought about this! How do you decide on...

I've thought about this! How do you decide on what to charge?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By Max
My Daycare Beginning! Pics of Setup

I had my initial visit today and passed! Yay! My licensor is great lovethis We had to do so much this year to get ready... Cut down several large trees, new concrete, put up a fence, replaced our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 33,613
Posted By Max
This provider certainly didn't have the maturity,...

This provider certainly didn't have the maturity, among other skills, to properly care for those children.

22 isn't old enough for some, perhaps most, but not all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 33,613
Posted By Max
I 100% agree age plays into decision making. No...

I 100% agree age plays into decision making. No question there. Nan was saying she was certain the woman's young age made her unable to risk her life to rescue the kids and no 22 year old has the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 33,613
Posted By Max
It is quite different. I joined at 18 and served...

It is quite different. I joined at 18 and served for 6 years. There was no training on how to sacrifice yourself. Training or not, there are soldiers who absolutely should not be trusted with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2017, 03:07 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 33,613
Posted By Max
I know this is old but I just came across this...

I know this is old but I just came across this thread.
So so heartbreaking :( It looks like she was brought back to the U.S.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By Max
That looks great! Very clean setup, I like it!

That looks great! Very clean setup, I like it!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-01-2017, 02:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,921
Posted By Max
Can You Deduct Clothing?

Ok this may be a silly question but I'm going to ask anyways :o

I'm buying a few new t-shirts that are educational in nature for DC wear. Can clothing be deducted at all? T/S%?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2017, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By Max
Ohhh I like this! Thanks!

Ohhh I like this! Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By Max
Another option, consider writing a policy on...

Another option, consider writing a policy on holding spots and adding it to your handbook. Then send DCM a note about it "Hey DCM, I've written up a policy on how I handle holding spots. Let me know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2017, 04:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,804
Posted By Max
Mommyneedsadayoff I know you didn't ask me but my...

Mommyneedsadayoff I know you didn't ask me but my DH is super pro co-sleeping but I had to tell him that it's just not working for me - I was too worried about the baby in our bed and was NOT getting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By Max
My 2 cents... You can sell things at a higher...

My 2 cents... You can sell things at a higher price if listing on craigslist, FB, or another online outlet. Customers are usually seeking out something specific and are willing to pay more there. So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,047
Posted By Max
I'm not talking about store-bought juice, but...

I'm not talking about store-bought juice, but juice derived from a home juicer. Very different and much healthier. I suppose the FP would view it just the same though? If so, that's really annoying!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,291
Posted By Max
Yep, I try super hard not to judge strangers and...

Yep, I try super hard not to judge strangers and I try to give the benefit of the doubt to everyone... But when I know a situation/person pretty well, and a bad choice is made, I judge the crap out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,804
Posted By Max
Anyone else on any mom boards/groups where...

Anyone else on any mom boards/groups where majority of the pro co-sleepers get super defensive whenever SIDS is brought up? When it comes up, everyone promotes it but no one mentions SUID so as soon...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,047
Posted By Max
Are there any weird/special rules around juicing?...

Are there any weird/special rules around juicing? It removes the pulp but I like to reuse the pulp in other dishes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,464
Posted By Max
BC so we just have to offer whole milk after 1...

BC so we just have to offer whole milk after 1 year of age, not serve it?

Can we serve milk alternatives (soy, almond, etc.) as well as breast milk or formula if the child doesn't want whole...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,558
Posted By Max
I love the idea of having professionals come in!!...

I love the idea of having professionals come in!! That would be so cool, and probably pretty easy if you have a parent in one of those occupations ;)

If you didn't personally know someone in one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By Max
Oh my gosh! Someone told me a story of this...

Oh my gosh! Someone told me a story of this happening to their child once but I thought 'what are the odds?'

If the toe hasn't changed color and isn't cold, then I would remove it. If it looks...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-22-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,961
Posted By Max
Thanks Tom!!

Thanks Tom!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,899
Posted By Max
Maybe a good 'balance' to having a FAQ section...

Maybe a good 'balance' to having a FAQ section without parents skipping all the details is to link out that section in the answer... For example:

Do you transport children?
Only in rare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By Max
I'm interested! Since I can install it on my...

I'm interested! Since I can install it on my website and it's mainly for communication, could I have my Parent Handbook on it?

I want my entire Parent Handbook available on my website but only to...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-21-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,961
Posted By Max
First year, so many big home/land expenses

Sorry if any of this has been covered :o

First question... I can deduct up to $5,000 in start up expenses my first year of business - does this include any home or land improvements/repairs?

So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2017, 12:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,760
Posted By Max
Man that would be stressful! My family isn't...

Man that would be stressful! My family isn't really on board either but for different reasons. They think I'm making a mistake by leaving my big-girl corporate job :rolleyes: some of my family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2017, 12:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,619
Posted By Max
How does that conversation usually go? What do...

How does that conversation usually go? What do you say to parents?

I have a dialogue in my head that I want to run through during interviews and would love advice on this :p



I'm going to...
Forum: Reggio / Waldorf / Forest Kindergarten / Granola / Natural - Learning Methods 05-17-2017, 02:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,904
Posted By Max
You guys, this page/thread should come with a...

You guys, this page/thread should come with a warning :(:(

Seriously I'm in love lovethis with so many of these wooden toys! And since I haven't purchased many toys yet, I feel like I can justify...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,899
Posted By Max
I can't speak as to what parents ask during...

I can't speak as to what parents ask during interviews but I just worked on this section for my website last week and this is what I came up with:

Do you offer sibling discounts?
Are you on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,558
Posted By Max
I think if you provide cloth diapers the best way...

I think if you provide cloth diapers the best way to do it would be to have a specific set that stays with the child while he/she is in your program. Do a strip (or whatever the Fluff Love & CD...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,558
Posted By Max
http://cehn.org/our-work/eco-healthy-child-care/ ...

http://cehn.org/our-work/eco-healthy-child-care/

^ That's the link BC posted in another thread on how to get your daycare 'eco certified.' I was looking into it myself but decided to go a few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,884
Posted By Max
I work for a global company, with just our...

I work for a global company, with just our location having 5-7 thousand employees and payroll has messed up my pay multiple times, resulting in my paycheck being delayed 1-2 weeks. Not saying the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 857
Posted By Max
That's a great idea, thanks!!

That's a great idea, thanks!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 857
Posted By Max
Filling Spots with Drop Ins

I'm thinking if a family is interested in drop in care, regularly or occasionally, I could add them to an email group (after they send in req'd paperwork and signed contract) and then if I have a day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By Max
I'm going to need a sign too. I'll have the same...

I'm going to need a sign too. I'll have the same setup as you mentioned, past the gate is my driveway. Except, 30 ft from the gate is a 50 mph county road. Parents are going to NEED to hold their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By Max
You're probably your harshest critic :hug: Was...

You're probably your harshest critic :hug: Was mom pretty understanding?

When my son was 1 he got a shiner while in daycare, him and another child bonked heads. Big black eye for a few days....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,119
Posted By Max
lol! I'm glad your babysitter was pretty...

lol! I'm glad your babysitter was pretty easy-going about it! You're so right that non-providers sometimes just don't realize what is/isn't ok. Becoming a provider has been so eye opening! I'm going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,765
Posted By Max
Anyone in the MN metro area...

If anyone is in the MN metro area and looking for mulch, we're expecting to have LOTS of it in the next few weeks...

Had to take down a few big, dying trees to prep for daycare. I'd love to see it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,583
Posted By Max
I'm not in business yet but I just have to say,...

I'm not in business yet but I just have to say, props to every daycare provider for putting up with this kind of crap day in and day out likethislikethislikethis

Some things are small and can be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,054
Posted By Max
Outdoor Toddler Play Area

Our yard is a muddy mess (just got new sidewalks poured - yay!) but now we have to start landscaping and putting it back together. I have a small area of my yard that's next to our detached garage...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,804
Posted By Max
Do you give parents a heads up during the...

Do you give parents a heads up during the interview on ticks? My yard sometimes has a lot of them :-/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,750
Posted By Max
I plan to Volunteer at my son's local preschool,...

I plan to Volunteer at my son's local preschool, it's a chance to get to meet families and tell them of my new daycare :)

I'd be interested in knowing if anyone else has tried this.. I also plan...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,864
Posted By Max
I agree with this ^ As an adult, I wear...

I agree with this ^

As an adult, I wear capri leggings or spandex under all my sun dresses, even if they aren't that short. I may not be a daycare kid, but taking care of my kids requires me to...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 04-06-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,345
Posted By Max
Some fav books of mine that I've read recently or...

Some fav books of mine that I've read recently or am currently reading...

"Never Split the Difference"
A book on negotiating as if your life depended on it, as told by the CIA's #1 hostage...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 897
Posted By Max
Family Room - that's perfect! Thanks! And...

Family Room - that's perfect! Thanks!

And thank you for the advice on the furniture, I hadn't even thought of all those things. A crib mattress with a mattress protector and fitted sheet would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 897
Posted By Max
Daycare Room Setup - Advice Please!

Looking for advice on this setup for daycare that DH and I have been contemplating...

We have a rambler and daycare will be on the main floor, with our living room containing the main play space....
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-23-2017, 02:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,387
Posted By Max
Can I get an invite too please :)

Can I get an invite too please :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2017, 01:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,714
Posted By Max
BC I love that response. I think if you say...

BC I love that response.

I think if you say no than an explanation is very helpful to the parent.

When I was on the parent side of daycare, we asked to visit before enrolling (because I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,727
Posted By Max
I thought someone mentioned before a software...

I thought someone mentioned before a software they used that made it very easy to add late fees (or it automatically added late fees because parents had to sign in/out). Does anyone know what it's...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-09-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,637
Posted By Max
Thanks for the feedback Tom!!

Thanks for the feedback Tom!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,343
Posted By Max
For everyone obsessed with the BumGenius 5.0...

For everyone obsessed with the BumGenius 5.0 diapers - is it the cover or insert (or both) that you love so much?

TIA!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-08-2017, 02:02 PM
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Posted By Max
I've been reading up on the exclusive use rule...

I've been reading up on the exclusive use rule and had a question on this.

To me, this situation (provider's own child being napped/changed where other DC children are napped/changed - only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,083
Posted By Max
I'm planning on doing primary and secondary...

I'm planning on doing primary and secondary colors (the 6 main colors of the rainbow) so I'll have 6 sets of everything. Plus I won't necessarily have to get everything from one place ;)

I ordered...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,361
Posted By Max
Sweet! I'm excited to try them out!!

Sweet! I'm excited to try them out!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,361
Posted By Max
How well do the utensils hold up? My son...

How well do the utensils hold up?

My son used the colored ones from Ikea and the plastic is pretty flimsy so they got chewed up quickly :(

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90192962/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,361
Posted By Max
Thanks everyone :) What does everyone use...

Thanks everyone :)

What does everyone use for dishes and/or placemats for the kids?

I thought deep, divided plates (reusable) would be perfect but can't find any great options..
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,083
Posted By Max
Ok, yes that all makes perfect sense :) I kinda...

Ok, yes that all makes perfect sense :) I kinda figured that for hand towels but wanted to double check!



Totally agree the diaper thing is much different than hand towels likethis I'll look...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 01-26-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,951
Posted By Max
Thank you for the reply! I've called both...

Thank you for the reply!

I've called both insurance carriers and several departments at the medical facility itself, and no one can give me a clear breakdown of how this would be processed. I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,083
Posted By Max
Thanks BC and MV! This is all new to me and...

Thanks BC and MV! This is all new to me and really helpful :)

If a provider supplied the CD, would you have to buy a new stock for each DCK that enrolls? Or do you deep clean or professionally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,083
Posted By Max
lol that's exactly what my husband said! I was...

lol that's exactly what my husband said! I was going to ask about that part but figured my post was already pretty long, so thank you for mentioning it :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,083
Posted By Max
How exactly do you incorporate CD in DC?

Not sure if this should be it's own thread but there's already a ton on cloth diapers so eh...

I'm interested in doing cloth diapers only for daycare - I'd provide all the diapering needs instead...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 01-12-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,951
Posted By Max
COB - Is Anyone Here A Medical Insurance Pro??

I'm trying to understand how CoB with 2 insurance plans work since I'm having a baby soon and have the chance to purchase a second (expensive) insurance plan.

Primary Insurance: $750 deductible,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,869
Posted By Max
hahaha ok good! I wasn't too sure at first :p

hahaha ok good! I wasn't too sure at first :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,869
Posted By Max
I meant there are many different things that make...

I meant there are many different things that make providers great, I didn't mean to imply you have to have all of a certain set of qualities to be great :) For ex, I think being clean and organized...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,869
Posted By Max
I personally don't get offended by it but I've...

I personally don't get offended by it but I've heard other foster parents say it bugs them. No worries! I think a lot of people say it for the same reason you do, moving past the heartache.



I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,869
Posted By Max
I don't know exactly how to detach but as someone...

I don't know exactly how to detach but as someone becoming a foster parent and DCP, I look at it this way:

If not you, then someone else. And someone else may not do as great of a job. At least...
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