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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Jo123ABC
Make him wash his hands every single time you...

Make him wash his hands every single time you catch him doing it. I do that with all of the kids if they pick their nose, touch their privates, stick hands in mouth. Wash. Wash. Wash. They get tired...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,652
Posted By Jo123ABC
I agree that the child might just be too...

I agree that the child might just be too distracted and having fun during daycare to stop and go potty. I have a timer watch for one of mine now that will remind her and me that it's time to try....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By Jo123ABC
I hate administering ANY form of...

I hate administering ANY form of medicine/supplements to dcks. I've added that I don't do it to my policy because I'm just not comfortable with it. It's a liability that I'd rather avoid. I still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 249
Posted By Jo123ABC
Also interested! Is it something I can spray on...

Also interested! Is it something I can spray on toys and walk away or does it need to be rinsed off? I wish I had something to use in between big washes for bigger toys that can't go in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Jo123ABC
That's a good idea! I swear I am continually...

That's a good idea! I swear I am continually adding rules to my policy as parents do the most unexpected stuff!
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 07-26-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By Jo123ABC
I really liked "then she was gone" and "where the...

I really liked "then she was gone" and "where the crawdads sing" but my absolute favorite books are the outlander series by Diana Gabaldon! I also have a list of fantasy/paranormal romance I like but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Jo123ABC
Laxatives Before Drop Off

When a parent informs me they gave their child laxitives this morning...... Happy Friday everyone :( let's hope mine isn't too sh**ty!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By Jo123ABC
Thumbs up I don't know why there's a thumbs down thing on...

I don't know why there's a thumbs down thing on my post :lol: I must have bumped it
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By Jo123ABC
Thumbs down I have a long, flat electric skillet that works...

I have a long, flat electric skillet that works awesome for pancakes. So I do those once a week from a box. I also do on and j toast with fruit, cinnamon raisin toast with fruit, hard boiled eggs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By Jo123ABC
I've been messing with a nice camera my husband...

I've been messing with a nice camera my husband bought me for Christmas because he doesn't like how much we spend on professional photos each year. So I took some really cool pics of the kids, edited...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By Jo123ABC
Father's Day Ideas?

What are you guys doing for father's day this year? I loved last year's project and want to do something as nice! Last year I paint washed a pallet wall decoration my husband made and put handprints...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Jo123ABC
Ugh! This is one of the the biggest downsides of...

Ugh! This is one of the the biggest downsides of having a daycare! Try the 24/48 rule for sick kids. It helps. I don't require the whole 48 but the kid can't come the next day if sent home sick.
My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By Jo123ABC
I like the pjs idea! You can find some pretty...

I like the pjs idea! You can find some pretty cute PJs for a $10 limit!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By Jo123ABC
I spoil a bit more than I should. Christmas...

I spoil a bit more than I should.

Christmas $10 limit. This year I did a puzzle each (chunky wood ones for younger & jigsaw wood for older), last year princess dolls or action figures for older...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By Jo123ABC
I'm pretty sure you would be liable. I personally...

I'm pretty sure you would be liable. I personally wouldn't host a party in my home for clients. I did invite my daycare families to the park for my daughter's birthday party this year though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 714
Posted By Jo123ABC
Yay to popcorn! My kiddos love popcorn! I've...

Yay to popcorn! My kiddos love popcorn! I've never tried fresh coconut myself. They might like that too. I never realized summer sausage was not allowed. We have it for snack sometimes but we always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 777
Posted By Jo123ABC
If we could live outside we would!! Where I live,...

If we could live outside we would!! Where I live, winter is super long and cold so we are cooped up inside way too much. When spring hits we spend from 9/9:30 to 10:30am outside and 4/4:30 to 5:15pm....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By Jo123ABC
3-4 vacation days plus memorial day and 4th of...

3-4 vacation days plus memorial day and 4th of July. I had the stomach flu roll through a couple of weeks ago so I needed to use 2 sick days.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 655
Posted By Jo123ABC
100.4 is when I consider it... based on other...

100.4 is when I consider it... based on other symptoms too. If they're at 100.4 though and not fussy or anything I will just keep checking for any change and keep a close eye.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By Jo123ABC
I tried having our local grocery store (only 1...

I tried having our local grocery store (only 1 other than Walmart) deliver milk, water, and a few odds and ends for a while but the delivery person started dropping off nearly expired milk at full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By Jo123ABC
Buying Bulk/Time and Money Saving

Does anyone have suggestions on where you like to buy bulk? I live in a small town with a Walmart so I buy most of my stuff there but I'd really like to have some things just shipped to me in bulk if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,018
Posted By Jo123ABC
Top Reasons for Terminating Care

Hi everyone!

What's your deal breaker? Reason for terminating care? I'm about to kick one out that is misbehaving during nap time. I have kicked one out for constant fussing, almost kicked one out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By Jo123ABC
See attachment! I have no regrets with this...

See attachment! I have no regrets with this purchase nor the sacrificing of a good size part of my living room! I originally bought it for infants to have a safe space while I need to cook, clean,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Jo123ABC
Question Sticking Food Up Nose

I have a 23 mo dcb who puts food up his nose almost every day. It drives me crazy! Yesterday he stuck a small soggy cracker up there and sneezed like crazy until it flew out. This morning he's trying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 596
Posted By Jo123ABC
Nasty people! I had one dcm use a kid's winter...

Nasty people! I had one dcm use a kid's winter beanie as a Kleenex and proceed to put it on his head. :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By Jo123ABC
My advice is: 1. Stick to your set hours of...

My advice is:

1. Stick to your set hours of operation... Don't let clients convince you of hours that are best for them.

2. Have clients pay in advance with late fees for those who don't pay on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By Jo123ABC
Here are some from the movie "home" id like to...

Here are some from the movie "home" id like to add to a CD in the future that they love:
Cannonball
Towards the sun
Dancing in the dark
Red balloon

..and a couple of random ones they love: ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By Jo123ABC
Rainbow (my Little pony movie) I see the light...

Rainbow (my Little pony movie)
I see the light (tangled)
Hair up (trolls)
Get back up again (trolls)
Almost there (the princess and the frog)
Touch the sky (brave)
Colors of the wind...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 957
Posted By Jo123ABC
I also like the rock n play for lunch time but...

I also like the rock n play for lunch time but not for sleeping! I also always buckled it though too.

As for jumperoos... I don't think they cause motor delays. Both of my own kids LOVED them and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 895
Posted By Jo123ABC
I hear you! I swear most of my dc parents are...

I hear you! I swear most of my dc parents are like this! BE THE PARENT people :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By Jo123ABC
Ugh... Sounds terrible.:hug: have you had him in...

Ugh... Sounds terrible.:hug: have you had him in your care for a long time? Is this new behavior?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By Jo123ABC
I would make him sit in the designated chair away...

I would make him sit in the designated chair away from the other kids and tell him "you can sit here until you're ready to eat. Your snack will be here (indicate) until snack time is over. He's s...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By Jo123ABC
Question Enrollment

What do you guys do for enrollment/interviews? I'm selective about who comes to daycare here because I'd rather not have to terminate any contracts. Up to this point I've just been lucky and known...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By Jo123ABC
I rotate too. Every once in a while I'll get...

I rotate too. Every once in a while I'll get crazy and do some sausage, pastries, yogurt, or something but usually it's:
Mon-Scrambled eggs, buttered whole wheat toast, cherry tomatoes, milk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By Jo123ABC
Thumbs down I follow my school's closings for weather. They...

I follow my school's closings for weather. They closed Tuesday last week so I did too as did a few other daycares including a center that also follows school closings. I decided to follow them to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,109
Posted By Jo123ABC
One time I was closed and my own kids were eating...

One time I was closed and my own kids were eating breakfast while I was getting ready in the morning to go to appointments and a parent left her kid without telling anyone! Just walked in, left him,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,109
Posted By Jo123ABC
I definitely wouldn't want parents having access...

I definitely wouldn't want parents having access to a lock code to my house. I've had parents try to drop off on closed days while my dog is loose (she's an outside dog that wanders around the garage...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By Jo123ABC
Gifting cookie crayons is a good idea! I end up...

Gifting cookie crayons is a good idea! I end up with lots of crayon stubs so it would be a good way to use em up! I try to keep it cheap and do little non candy gift bags. This year I'm sticking a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By Jo123ABC
You're Tweet Valentine!

Hey everyone!

I'm excited about my valentine projects this year and want to share! Tell me about yours too! The reason I'm actually excited about my crafts this year is because I decided to avoid...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-28-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 32,064
Posted By Jo123ABC
One of my all time quick, easy, and favorite...

One of my all time quick, easy, and favorite lunches is a pork roast that I put on low in the slow cooker overnight with onion soup mix, butter, garlic powder, and ground black pepper. I toss some...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-28-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 32,064
Posted By Jo123ABC
B: Scrambled eggs with cheese and bacon Ww...

B: Scrambled eggs with cheese and bacon
Ww Toast buttered
Tomatoes
Milk
L: Cheese ravioli
Marina sauce
Beef sausage
Green beans
Milk
S: Bananas
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By Jo123ABC
Question Folding Changing Table

Good morning everyone!

I would like to install a folding changing table in my bathroom. Unfortunately, my husband is digging his heels in about making me a nice wood one so my options are pretty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By Jo123ABC
Question Sick DCK Clean up Etc.

How do you all handle a vomiting kid situation if you're on your own? I usually call my husband to help if someone gets sick but wish I didn't have to.
I had one get sick right as I was putting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By Jo123ABC
What!? I'm pretty positive the food program here...

What!? I'm pretty positive the food program here requires cereal once a day. I need to double check my paperwork... I'm not a huge fan of cereal as my pediatrician favors eggs and veggies/fruits but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,366
Posted By Jo123ABC
We are doing these little mouse footprints with a...

We are doing these little mouse footprints with a quote from the night before Christmas book. The lights are their thumbprints. For families with one child we used 8 by 10 canvas. For families with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Jo123ABC
I always let parents know when my kids are sick...

I always let parents know when my kids are sick so they can decide whether to bring theirs. I still charge if I am open and they decide not to come. I always charge if I'm open. If my kids are sick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 978
Posted By Jo123ABC
It's not like we can walk to any other business...

It's not like we can walk to any other business after hours to get a payment in before late fees are applied. I think you sound professional as well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 813
Posted By Jo123ABC
I've thought about this too because a few of my...

I've thought about this too because a few of my families close by BUT if/when you have a family not close by you can't just say only they will not be allowed to bring their child. It should be fair...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 782
Posted By Jo123ABC
I do $10 per week right now but will likely do...

I do $10 per week right now but will likely do away with the discount soon too because having siblings really doesn't benefit me in any way other than having less parents to deal with.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By Jo123ABC
He does ask to go maybe twice a day but it's out...

He does ask to go maybe twice a day but it's out of routine habit I think (after he eats- potty and wash up- I have my routine set up so they go wash up on their own if they're old enough to while...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By Jo123ABC
Smile Does this child indicate their need to go to the...

Does this child indicate their need to go to the bathroom?
Sometimes but just out of routine habit I think.

Can child take down their own pants and put them back on?
Sometimes ... Mom typically...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By Jo123ABC
Potty Training Woes

I have a 3 yo dck that I've been taking to the potty for nearly a month now. He has yet to actually go in there though. What would you do? Just continue?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By Jo123ABC
Uff that's rough! I really don't know what I...

Uff that's rough! I really don't know what I would do in your situation. I added pick-up for excessive crying to my policy last year because I feel the group and myself should not have to deal with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,050
Posted By Jo123ABC
The Destruction!

How do you all feel about the inevitable destruction that comes along with operating a home daycare? I hate it! I just had one rip one of my vertical blinds in half this morning and I'm sick of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By Jo123ABC
An unknown allergy... I've never had any parent...

An unknown allergy... I've never had any parent request I give medicine without automatically supplying the medicine. I don't think it's a bad idea to have it on hand for this dck though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By Jo123ABC
Question Supply Medicine for Kids

Does anyone supply medicine such as Tylenol or Benadryl for kids? I have one that tells me to give her kiddo medicine if he needs it but doesn't give me the medicine. Would it be too passive...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By Jo123ABC
I have 10 sick, 6 vacation/professional...

I have 10 sick, 6 vacation/professional development, and I take 10 state holidays.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,488
Posted By Jo123ABC
It would help if most parents appreciated all...

It would help if most parents appreciated all that we do! There have been a few occasions a parent has shown obvious appreciation toward the hard work I do and my spirit gets lifted however...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-11-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,594
Posted By Jo123ABC
Attached is a list of a few the food program gave...

Attached is a list of a few the food program gave me a while ago.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By Jo123ABC
I'm pretty sure they aren't on the food program!...

I'm pretty sure they aren't on the food program! They didn't give me any paperwork from them to fill out.

Snack at preschool is definitely not necessary for us because she's done at 3 which is the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By Jo123ABC
The program offers various pt schedules. We are...

The program offers various pt schedules. We are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. I wouldn't want to send an alternate snack because I don't want her to feel left out and since it's 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By Jo123ABC
Terrible Snacks at Preschool!

I just signed up my 4 year old for pt preschool. We went to see the classroom and meet the teacher today. Her teacher is super nice the classroom looks great as does the playground! My daughter is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 913
Posted By Jo123ABC
I have 7. 2 are my own. I'd prefer to have 5......

I have 7. 2 are my own. I'd prefer to have 5... maybe 6 total. 7 gets a little crazy but isn't too bad in the summer when we can be outside! I'm licensed to watch 7 plus 2 school age (5+). So 9 total...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By Jo123ABC
Rough Day

Oh. My. Gosh. This day is insane! I started my day behind schedule. Had a nice morning diaper blowout (which is happening daily now for some reason- 8mo). The 1 year old I watch is really intense. He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By Jo123ABC
I always ask my pediatrician or first district...

I always ask my pediatrician or first district health for advice in health situations I'm unsure of. I would probably want to exclude as well because frankly, keeping little kids from spreading...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By Jo123ABC
Question Telling Parents About Illnesses

Do you ever tell other parents when a child leaves daycare with contagious illness symptoms? Leaving out names of course. Say 2 kids go home vomiting and feverish. Do you let other parents know that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By Jo123ABC
That's why I prefer a small family daycare...

That's why I prefer a small family daycare setting. It's tough enough caring for kids and working with parents who may have different opinions and values let alone having co-workers you disagree with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,250
Posted By Jo123ABC
I intervene for the "your not my friend" comment....

I intervene for the "your not my friend" comment. It's rude and that's what I tell my kids. They are usually saying things like that to try to control another kid and get them to do what they want....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By Jo123ABC
Is it as effective as bleach solution?

Is it as effective as bleach solution?
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-20-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By Jo123ABC
I usually try to do this too. Especially with...

I usually try to do this too. Especially with chicken. On Sunday I will make grilled chicken for supper, extra for alfredo, quesadillas, etc. BUT I do feel like I don't get much of a weekend. I spend...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By Jo123ABC
Thanks! I've never written a grant before but...

Thanks! I've never written a grant before but maybe I should look into it. I'm going to apply for the bright and early. It looks like it might be worth it. I don't like the idea of "begging" for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By Jo123ABC
Grants and Opportunities or Lack Of

There are no great grants or opportunities for providers in my area. It drives me crazy! I can get "coaching" from child care aware ND but they make you sign a contract basically saying you'll do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By Jo123ABC
I'm betting you're not going to be able to get...

I'm betting you're not going to be able to get her to nap because she's only there 2 days a week. Though she should be old enough to understand the concept of quiet time. She probably is still going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By Jo123ABC
So are your rates all equal for different ages?...

So are your rates all equal for different ages? My rate for under 2 is higher than the 2+ age group. Also what about when they transition to after school care ($50 per week here) $125 per week for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By Jo123ABC
Question 2 Week Registration Fee

I haven't charged parents a registration fee or 2 weeks down yet. I've had a licensed daycare for nearly 2 now and parents typically pay Mon morning each week. I require 2 week notice for withdrawals...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,332
Posted By Jo123ABC
Or undo their diapers! :lol: I don't mind them...

Or undo their diapers! :lol: I don't mind them most of the time either. I had 1 come in a jumpsuit thing that had no buttons or zipper! I had to squeeze him out of the neck hole to change his diaper!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Jo123ABC
I struggle with the mouthing of toys too. It...

I struggle with the mouthing of toys too. It bothers me! I try to keep up with washing whatever is mouthed daily and I keep my older kids on the ball helping me too. They will put toys they know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,413
Posted By Jo123ABC
If this kid nursed all night he probably didn't...

If this kid nursed all night he probably didn't need to drink much during the day as most calories were covered at night. I nursed my kid at night until I got sick of it around 9 mo. And kicked him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By Jo123ABC
We use folding cots purchased for $25 at Walmart....

We use folding cots purchased for $25 at Walmart. The kids love them and they come with a fitted sheet.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By Jo123ABC
I found that bumping lunch up to 11/11:30 made...

I found that bumping lunch up to 11/11:30 made for much happier kiddos! They wash and potty prior to eating and wash again after. Then they get to play until about 12:30. That is toy pick-up time. As...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By Jo123ABC
Coffee for a 2 Year Old Anyone?

I had a 2 yo dck come this morning who smelled weird... Like coffee with a lot of creamer and had a nice-sized stain down the front of his shirt. So I said "you smell like coffee" to which he replies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,285
Posted By Jo123ABC
Question Pull Ups or Diapers?

I'm curious about whether other daycare providers require pull ups during potty training or if you're okay with using diapers?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,163
Posted By Jo123ABC
I don't know. All I know is what his mom has told...

I don't know. All I know is what his mom has told me and what I've seen myself. He broke out in a scary looking rash on his face when I offered a tiny bit of cottage cheese. He will slightly break...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,163
Posted By Jo123ABC
Update: Yes I am on the food program. I...

Update:

Yes I am on the food program. I requested a Dr note from mom. She came back telling me to give him whole milk which he is loving and seems to be handling just fine so far but he can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By Jo123ABC
I hear you! I think I'd rather raise my rate to...

I hear you! I think I'd rather raise my rate to cover the expense of milk and just provide it myself. Otherwise, I end up mad and resenting them for "not caring about anyone but themselves". That's...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-28-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By Jo123ABC
Spaghetti, white rice, tater tot hotdish, chicken...

Spaghetti, white rice, tater tot hotdish, chicken Alfredo (homemade cream cheese sauce only)... Also my daughter NEEDS bruschetta and peas with it :D fruit and yogurt smoothies, chocolate chip...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,163
Posted By Jo123ABC
Nutramigan formula. Yes, I'm on the food program....

Nutramigan formula. Yes, I'm on the food program. I'm mostly wondering how other daycares typically transition.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,163
Posted By Jo123ABC
Milk Transitioning

I have an 11 mo old dck that has a dairy allergy. He's only a little over a week away from turning 1. Anyway his mom doesn't want to buy the expensive formula anymore so she cut it cold turkey at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 54,743
Posted By Jo123ABC
I'm located in a ND town with high demand for...

I'm located in a ND town with high demand for daycare and very high cost of living. average: home daycares-$125, centers-$190. I charge $148 per wk for under 24 months and 128 for 2+.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By Jo123ABC
The accident prone days

Do any of you have days when everyone seriously seems accident prone?! This occasionally happens to me and I get so stressed I want to close for the day! Or quit!

About 2 weeks ago I had one dcb...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By Jo123ABC
This is what I do too! It works so far! My Dcks...

This is what I do too! It works so far! My Dcks also understand that my own kids' rooms belong to them and the items in there as well so they respect that my kids are allowing them to play with their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By Jo123ABC
All day long, every day... My almost 4y old...

All day long, every day... My almost 4y old daughter says "momma mommy momma mommy momma mommy momma mommy" my 1 year old has started it too and throws in the occasional "ma!". It drives me bonkers!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By Jo123ABC
Hmm.. I wonder what my food prog would say. I...

Hmm.. I wonder what my food prog would say. I always thought I had to set the milk in front of them but I've never asked for clarification on "offering". Either way, a Dr. Note could get dck out of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,653
Posted By Jo123ABC
Oh my gosh! My kool aid/sucker kid is also...

Oh my gosh! My kool aid/sucker kid is also struggling with constipation and parents don't know why! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By Jo123ABC
This is a tough one! I also live in a small town....

This is a tough one! I also live in a small town. I got lucky the 1 time I had to deal with this issue and was able to fill a temporary spot. In your shoes I would probably do as planned and charge...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,653
Posted By Jo123ABC
I have one that has come bright and early with a...

I have one that has come bright and early with a sucker and a sippy of blue kool-aid :eek.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By Jo123ABC
Ooo! I like the pinecone idea!

Ooo! I like the pinecone idea!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By Jo123ABC
Why not pea rock or something? My kids would try...

Why not pea rock or something? My kids would try to eat the corn :lol: a pile of leaves makes my kids crazy haha we fill a pool with them in the fall. Ooo maybe straw or hay? That could get messy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By Jo123ABC
I wouldn't put up with it either. I would do the...

I wouldn't put up with it either. I would do the best thing for the group... Put him on 1/2 day and let his parents work on his sleep habits because you can't change or "fix" their home choices. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By Jo123ABC
This reminds me of a couple of "rough-housers"...

This reminds me of a couple of "rough-housers" who would drive me crazy just touching each other constantly. A boy and girl to make it worse! I finally put my foot down and the one encouraging it was...
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