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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:53 AM
Replies: 91
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Posted By e.j.
It sounds as though you've just disproved your...

It sounds as though you've just disproved your own theory. From what you've just said, Seattle providers have already raised their rates to the point where a large percentage of families can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 916
Posted By e.j.
There are several comments that sound derogatory...

There are several comments that sound derogatory to me. It's unfortunate and unnecessary.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 916
Posted By e.j.
Same here. The union stated specifically that...

Same here. The union stated specifically that they would work to increase wages for child care providers but that they wouldn't address working conditions, state regulations, etc. I can see where a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By e.j.
It seems to me, your biggest problem is the...

It seems to me, your biggest problem is the parents. You are doing all the legwork because the parents don't seem interested in changing their own behaviors. Until they change what they're doing at...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 08-20-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 55
Posted By e.j.
Take a deep breath and relax. Read through the...

Take a deep breath and relax. Read through the regulations one more time just to make sure you've covered everything and you should be fine. If you've missed something, your licensor will let you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By e.j.
I meant to say that she's worried about how she's...

I meant to say that she's worried about how she's going to take care of him and look for a job/work at the same time. Sorry!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By e.j.
I can only imagine how tough it's been. :hug: My...

I can only imagine how tough it's been. :hug: My brother is going through a health crisis, as well, and my sil is in the same spot you are. She wants to be there to care for him but is worried about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By e.j.
I don't know how investigations work but I'm sure...

I don't know how investigations work but I'm sure they'll make it a point to drop in when she is working. If they miss her once, I'm sure they'll try again. Worst case, the director and the teacher...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By e.j.
From what you've shared with us, you did the...

From what you've shared with us, you did the right thing. Take a deep breath and know that your report could be one step toward helping the kids who are enrolled in that day care. As boy mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By e.j.
I'm so sorry you and your husband are going...

I'm so sorry you and your husband are going through such a difficult time. It's got to hurt when the dc families you've supported and cared about don't make an effort to reach out to you in support...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By e.j.
The more my own kids got sick and the more I got...

The more my own kids got sick and the more I got sick myself, the stronger my backbone became. It still has some room to grow but I've at least got to the point where I no longer worry about the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By e.j.
That does make sense or it could be she's just...

That does make sense or it could be she's just that ballsy. I used to live in a cul-de-sac area where 3 of us had home day cares. My next door neighbor showed me the handbook she got back from one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By e.j.
"Red, slightly raised spots" (pimples or small...

"Red, slightly raised spots" (pimples or small blisters) sounds like HFM to me. When the adults in my house came down with it after being exposed by a day care child, that's what they looked like. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5,283
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 555,372
Posted By e.j.
Yes! What irked me most, though, was when Tier 2...

Yes! What irked me most, though, was when Tier 2 providers took a cut in their rate while the Tier 1 providers got an increase in their already higher rate. Basing rates on the percentage of public...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5,283
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 555,372
Posted By e.j.
That piece of info makes it sad. Poor kid!

That piece of info makes it sad. Poor kid!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5,283
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 555,372
Posted By e.j.
Yup! My 25 year old dd has been known to wear...

Yup! My 25 year old dd has been known to wear jeans and a heavy sweatshirt with another shirt underneath it on 90 degree/humid days. Somedays I want to pass out just looking at her! She says she's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 720
Posted By e.j.
After seeing Rockgirl's picture, I started...

After seeing Rockgirl's picture, I started looking on ebay and saw a few of them listed for between $100 - $165. Some included shipping, others were listed as local pick up only. I was lucky enough...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5,283
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 555,372
Posted By e.j.
Don't beat yourself up. I think we've all been...

Don't beat yourself up. I think we've all been there. Your backbone will be that much stronger for the next time something like this comes up. I hope no one else ended up getting it and that you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By e.j.
likethis Same here. I would charge the drop-in...

likethis Same here. I would charge the drop-in rate.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By e.j.
I don't think you're being a jerk; I think, as in...

I don't think you're being a jerk; I think, as in most cases, it all boils down to what's in your handbook/contract. Personally, I don't mind the extra hours/money as long as the parent picks up by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By e.j.
It depends on the situation. Sometimes I'll...

It depends on the situation. Sometimes I'll offer to pack a snack if what I'm serving can be eaten out of a Ziploc baggie and the parent wasn't expecting to have to pick up early. Sometimes I won't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,257
Posted By e.j.
I would tell her she either needs to drop off and...

I would tell her she either needs to drop off and pick up at the agreed upon time or she needs to find another child care for her kids. That's ridiculous! If you're reluctant to do that because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By e.j.
This has become one of my biggest pet peeves. ...

This has become one of my biggest pet peeves. I've had kids that apparently were constipated from late week into Sunday afternoon. Parents wait until Sunday night or early Monday morning to give a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 624
Posted By e.j.
:eek: As I read your reply I was thinking, "It...

:eek: As I read your reply I was thinking, "It can be hard to tell what people are really like on FB. My own adult kids post things that make me cringe sometimes but they're good people - just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By e.j.
There will always be someone at some point who...

There will always be someone at some point who will not take the hint. If you have certain expectations about what should happen when the volunteer parent leaves (whether the child is acting out or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5,283
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 555,372
Posted By e.j.
I'm so very sorry. :hug:

I'm so very sorry. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 50,185
Posted By e.j.
Some of the classes are still free. (I just took...

Some of the classes are still free. (I just took some of them last week to get my training hours in.) The other classes you pay for are still pretty inexpensive, though.

I've also taken classes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By e.j.
If a parent gave me "what for", I'd be looking to...

If a parent gave me "what for", I'd be looking to replace the family as quickly as possible. Also, if a child showed up here with hives and no doctor's note to indicate what the cause was, I'd have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By e.j.
If it were my own child, I'd increase servings of...

If it were my own child, I'd increase servings of water, whole grains and high fiber foods. (When my son was young, he had Encopresis and we were told to serve him "P" fruits - pineapple, pears,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By e.j.
Sometimes things just seem to hit all at once,...

Sometimes things just seem to hit all at once, don't they? I get totally burned out this time of year and by the time my vacation week comes around (this week!), it's almost as important to me as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By e.j.
I think sometimes, the more of an issue you make...

I think sometimes, the more of an issue you make it, the more the kids dig their heels in. Just like food, I'd offer her water/milk as usual. She gets to decide to drink or not. A four year old is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By e.j.
If it were me, I would follow my contract and...

If it were me, I would follow my contract and give the 2 weeks notice I said I would give. If I expect parents to honor the agreement we (the parents and I) made, I think I should also expect to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By e.j.
I've never been through anything like you...

I've never been through anything like you describe but if I were in your shoes, I'd try to speak with my licensor before going to the expense of hiring a lawyer. I'd explain the situation and ask if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By e.j.
I try to be honest without giving more info than...

I try to be honest without giving more info than I want to share..."I have an appointment that I have to be at on <date>. Because of the timing, I'll need to close for the day. Ordinarily, I try...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 701
Posted By e.j.
Personally, I wouldn't charge if a holiday fell...

Personally, I wouldn't charge if a holiday fell in the middle of my unpaid vacation week. (I take the first full week after the 4th as my vacation week for that very reason.)

Before I started my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By e.j.
I hope all is ok.

I hope all is ok.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By e.j.
To me, some things really just need to be done...

To me, some things really just need to be done face-to-face and closing/moving the day care is one of them. I'd do what Josie suggested and if you don't have time to discuss it or want to risk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By e.j.
I'd be angry, too. I've often said the adults in...

I'd be angry, too. I've often said the adults in my kids' school district (teachers and administrators) were much bigger bullies than the students ever were.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5,283
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 555,372
Posted By e.j.
Ooh! That would irritate me, too! Time to let...

Ooh! That would irritate me, too! Time to let them know that a 6:00 pick up time isn't working out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,486
Posted By e.j.
Like the others have said, I'd be upfront and...

Like the others have said, I'd be upfront and honest in answering any questions a parent might have with regard to my day care program. I was a day care parent when my son was an infant so I've been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 995
Posted By e.j.
I cringe internally every time a parent tells me,...

I cringe internally every time a parent tells me, "I'll be picking (insert child's name) up early today." Translated, it means, "Not only am I not going to pick up on time, I'm going to be extra...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By e.j.
I've never used a kit but we have found...

I've never used a kit but we have found caterpillars in the yard and put them into a jar with holes poked in the lid. We place a stick in the jar so that it stands at a slant and then fill the jar...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By e.j.
Sometimes I give everyone the same gift if I can...

Sometimes I give everyone the same gift if I can find something that's appropriate for all. For Christmas one year, I bought all of the kids a Rudolph the Reindeer book and a pillow, that when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,223
Posted By e.j.
I feel the same way but I know there are parents...

I feel the same way but I know there are parents who will never step up to actually do it. In my handbook, I let parents know that when they're at my house, I expect them to discipline their child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 655
Posted By e.j.
For me, it depends on whether the child has any...

For me, it depends on whether the child has any other symptoms along with an elevated temp. I'll send someone home if the temp is 99, they're fussier than usual, are acting "off", seem overly tired,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By e.j.
I take Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Labor...

I take Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Labor Day off as paid holidays. I have 5 days of vacation off in July and I'm not open on Fridays (except for one or two in June that I agreed to do.)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By e.j.
I quit the food program in January but when I was...

I quit the food program in January but when I was a member, I had to agree to provide the formula if the parent requested it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By e.j.
She may get one. I had a dcm who changed over...

She may get one. I had a dcm who changed over from formula to milk at 8m to save money. I thought for sure she'd have a hard time getting a note from her doctor but she had no problem getting it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,324
Posted By e.j.
I agree with what BC wrote but can totally relate...

I agree with what BC wrote but can totally relate to how you feel, too. I have a couple of kids who come earlier than the others. There are 4 of us in my own family trying to get ready for work in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By e.j.
I set my closing time with the expectation that...

I set my closing time with the expectation that parents would see that as the latest they can arrive to pick up their child. I also expect that there will be some chatting about the child's day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,552
Posted By e.j.
:lol::lol: OMG! I really needed that laugh...

:lol::lol: OMG! I really needed that laugh today! :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By e.j.
After reading Michael's reply I'm not sure what...

After reading Michael's reply I'm not sure what I'd do but when HFM came through my house a few years ago and again this past winter, most of the kids got relatively mild cases. I allowed them to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,442
Posted By e.j.
So true. All of my kids right now are 2 1/2 and...

So true. All of my kids right now are 2 1/2 and under except for the school agers that come now and then when they don't have school. The older kids are wonderful but the youngers ones are keeping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,442
Posted By e.j.
I'm sorry the termination didn't go well but...

I'm sorry the termination didn't go well but hopefully things will only get better once they're gone.:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,442
Posted By e.j.
I have a very stressful group right now including...

I have a very stressful group right now including an infant that sounds just like the one you described. I can't put her down without her screaming as though she's being tortured and like you said,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,018
Posted By e.j.
I out and out termed one child because I didn't...

I out and out termed one child because I didn't feel I could keep the little Houdini safe.

I didn't term but I did nudge people out the door for not wanting their exhausted child to nap at nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By e.j.
I had a 4 year old that acted similarly. It...

I had a 4 year old that acted similarly. It turned out the family had several close friends who had recently had babies and for some reason, dcg must have decided it would be nice to be a baby...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By e.j.
likethis I've been a child care provider for...

likethis I've been a child care provider for over 20 years and I'm still learning from reading the posts on this forum.:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By e.j.
I usually say something like, "If I had a dime...

I usually say something like, "If I had a dime for every time a parent told me a child _____ (was teething, had allergies, ate something that disagreed with his stomach...fill in the blank with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By e.j.
You have to wonder what goes through their heads...

You have to wonder what goes through their heads sometimes. I showed my husband the picture. He shook his head and laughed saying, "That's exactly why I left the reflector poles up for the time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By e.j.
I would do the same. My tuition policy states...

I would do the same. My tuition policy states that payment is due whether or not a child actually attends day care so, if I were in your position, I would still expect payment for Friday.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By e.j.
I'm going to knock on wood while I type this but...

I'm going to knock on wood while I type this but in 22 years of doing child care, I've only had 2 biters. In that situation, one child became a biter, too, after the other child started to bite him....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 895
Posted By e.j.
Oh, my! I used to threaten my son with that on a...

Oh, my! I used to threaten my son with that on a regular basis when he was in grade school. (He was very hard to motivate in the morning.) Thank goodness I never had to follow through with it! lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By e.j.
If she's wants a guarantee that she can add...

If she's wants a guarantee that she can add Fridays back in to the schedule come November thru April, I would expect her to pay to hold the spot. If she's a risk taker and wants to chance that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 961
Posted By e.j.
I doubt if this situation is going to get any...

I doubt if this situation is going to get any better. She's make it very easy to say, "I really don't think this is going to work out." I think I'd jump at the chance.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 895
Posted By e.j.
I had a one year old come in with a half eaten...

I had a one year old come in with a half eaten waffle one morning. According to his father, "He insisted on bringing it with him!" :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 745
Posted By e.j.
If an older kid consistently runs away when I try...

If an older kid consistently runs away when I try to get them over to the changing table, I give them a choice: "You can either walk over here like a big kid or I can carry you over like a baby. You...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 215,425
Posted By e.j.
:lol::lol: This reminded me of the time I was...

:lol::lol:
This reminded me of the time I was working as a customer service rep and had to call a customer to ask a question about her order. Her name was Judy Lovelace. It was very immature of me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By e.j.
Do you have a copy of your tax paperwork from...

Do you have a copy of your tax paperwork from last year? It should be listed on that, I think. My EIN # is on the Profit or Loss From Business form (Schedule C Form 1040). I would think your SSN...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By e.j.
I'm not sure if it's a good idea or not but it...

I'm not sure if it's a good idea or not but it has worked for me in the past. I had a couple of kids who potty trained so quickly that I wanted the assurance of a Pull Up until I was sure they could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By e.j.
I would generally have all of the kids come into...

I would generally have all of the kids come into the enclosed patio with me while I changed the dirty diaper. Depending on the kids in my care, though, it can sometimes be easier/faster to just have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By e.j.
I agree with BC. If they're balking about your...

I agree with BC. If they're balking about your policies now, imagine what it will be like when they actually have to abide by them. It seems like you could be in for constant testing and attempted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By e.j.
Enjoy the calm! Hopefully you'll be able to fill...

Enjoy the calm! Hopefully you'll be able to fill their spots with better clients.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By e.j.
When I can't schedule an appointment on a Friday...

When I can't schedule an appointment on a Friday (I'm closed on Fridays), I explain that I have an appointment that I have to attend and I couldn't schedule it on a Friday or after hours so I need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,312
Posted By e.j.
That presenter was rude and incredibly...

That presenter was rude and incredibly sanctimonious. I give you credit for not walking out on her. Hopefully, there was an evaluation form given out at the end of her lecture (and I do mean...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By e.j.
OH my gosh... he's adorable! I think I'd have to...

OH my gosh... he's adorable! I think I'd have to pick him up and give him a hug every day, too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By e.j.
For the most part, our pets are kept away from...

For the most part, our pets are kept away from the dc kids for liability reasons and for the safety of the animal. Also, as Ariana said, kids make things up. If a dc kid claims one of our pets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By e.j.
I don't have any safety tips or experiences to...

I don't have any safety tips or experiences to share (you seem to have safety covered) but just wanted to say that you acted with courage when you stepped into the path of the van in order to get the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By e.j.
Some parents probably will be upset because right...

Some parents probably will be upset because right now, they're getting a great deal - one they know they probably won't get anywhere else. When parents ask why I charge when the kids aren't here, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 720
Posted By e.j.
Ooh! I'm so jealous! I had a washer/dryer...

Ooh! I'm so jealous! I had a washer/dryer similar to that that my husband picked up for me at a yard sale. The kids broke it recently and I've been looking around for a replacement. I can't find...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-12-2019, 05:35 PM
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Views: 1,523
Posted By e.j.
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 01:34 PM
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Posted By e.j.
I had a dcg who spiked a 101 temp here. Her mom...

I had a dcg who spiked a 101 temp here. Her mom called the pediatrician and was able to get an appointment within the hour. When she got to the doctor, dcg's temp was 99. Both dcm and I felt a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By e.j.
If it's something contagious like strep, HFM or...

If it's something contagious like strep, HFM or the stomach bug, I do give parents a heads up. I let them know what the incubation period is and what symptoms to look out for, mostly because I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By e.j.
Maybe your mom and husband can offer to watch the...

Maybe your mom and husband can offer to watch the baby themselves during the summer....for free. Since they're so quick to lay the guilt trip on you, it's only reasonable to expect your husband to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5,283
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By e.j.
She looked at me like this: :eek: and agreed he...

She looked at me like this: :eek: and agreed he needed to stay in Pull-Ups. I gave that kid a big hug and a kiss after she left. His timing could not have been better! She definitely ate some crow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5,283
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 555,372
Posted By e.j.
I had a dcm who dressed her son in undies one...

I had a dcm who dressed her son in undies one morning and tried to drop him off here at day care. She insisted he was trained; I explained that while that might be true at home, despite my best...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 215,425
Posted By e.j.
Yesterday...same 2 year old....I'm changing her...

Yesterday...same 2 year old....I'm changing her diaper after nap time and she tells me, "My body hurts." I ask her if she can tell me what part of her body hurts. She tells me, "My lady parts." I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 215,425
Posted By e.j.
Forgot to mention...she's only 2 1/2! "Planet...

Forgot to mention...she's only 2 1/2! "Planet Awesome" just cracked me up!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By e.j.
You can see the adult lice moving around in the...

You can see the adult lice moving around in the hair. The eggs can look like dandruff so if her sibling has what looks like dandruff, you might want to send him home asap.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 215,425
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That's funny! I love the way kids think! lol ...

That's funny! I love the way kids think! lol

I have 2 little girls here who are usually well behaved but not so much today! As I was making lunch, it got too quiet so I decided to take a peek at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,101
Posted By e.j.
Funny how the English language can be so...

Funny how the English language can be so different from country to country!:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,101
Posted By e.j.
:lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,101
Posted By e.j.
Stop eating the snow! There's dirt in there from...

Stop eating the snow! There's dirt in there from the driveway.

Please stop walking on the books.

Please stop dropping to your knees like that; you're going to dislocate your kneecaps!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 642
Posted By e.j.
I'd never heard of Momo until I saw this thread....

I'd never heard of Momo until I saw this thread. I had no idea what it was so I looked it up. Creep looking thing! lol All of a sudden, I'm hearing about it everywhere. They did a news story on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 921
Posted By e.j.
That's amazing and speaks to her talent. I'd...

That's amazing and speaks to her talent. I'd love to see that movie.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By e.j.
I offer a planned craft activity every day. If...

I offer a planned craft activity every day. If the kids want to participate, great! If they don't want to, I allow them to play in the playroom. At 2, some kids really get into the planned...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By e.j.
My dd has a cat that, when the toilet lid is...

My dd has a cat that, when the toilet lid is open, tries to jump up onto the seat. When he does that, he falls into the water which freaks him out. When he freaks out, he runs and drips toilet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By e.j.
I only schedule interview on Fridays (I'm closed)...

I only schedule interview on Fridays (I'm closed) and weekends so I don't have to divide the time between watching the kids and speaking with the parents who are meeting with me. The interviews...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By e.j.
I was thinking the same thing as I read through...

I was thinking the same thing as I read through this thread!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,073
Posted By e.j.
The "out of your driveway" part is important. I...

The "out of your driveway" part is important. I had one mom who would sit in my driveway to bf. In colder weather, she'd leave the car running for heat. In warmer weather, she'd leave the car...
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