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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Ariana
I would give an ultimatum to the parents....this...

I would give an ultimatum to the parents....this needs to improve or no more daycare!

Like everyone else I cannot deal with this at all! I just recently started a kid who is very similar. Had a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Ariana
I have kids who come to my house when their...

I have kids who come to my house when their parents are home and they donít cry at drop off. I have only had one kid cry consistently at drop off and it was mostly about attention. His sister would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By Ariana
Wow congrats to your daughter! Quite an...

Wow congrats to your daughter! Quite an accomplishment :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By Ariana
I have a 12 month old that does the same thing. ...

I have a 12 month old that does the same thing. I told her one day in a stern voice to stop each time she did it. For some reason it worked and she hasnít done it since. She will still squeel if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5,402
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 571,255
Posted By Ariana
I would have ignored this text altogether. The...

I would have ignored this text altogether. The audacity to even think this is ok :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By Ariana
I think empathy goes a long way. Of course kids...

I think empathy goes a long way. Of course kids get hurt but making the mom feel crummy for being concerned is only going to make things worse. (Iím not saying you are doing this!). I always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,100
Posted By Ariana
For me it is not about nutrition it is about lazy...

For me it is not about nutrition it is about lazy parenting and kids not learning how to eat with utensils or learning about textures of foods. I fed pouches to my own kids but it was on the go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Ariana
I bring the child back to the child they snatched...

I bring the child back to the child they snatched from and do hand over hand to give the toy back if they do not do it when I ask them. It gets old really fast and they stop doing it pretty quickly....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By Ariana
I can commiserate! I have a 16 month old who...

I can commiserate! I have a 16 month old who whines constantly from about 10:30am until lunch time at 12pm. She naps here from 8-9:30am....so I get about an hour of happiness from her. It is so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,100
Posted By Ariana
Just resurrecting an old thread! Why are parents...

Just resurrecting an old thread! Why are parents sooo dependent on pouches. I have had to wean every single kid I have off pouches.

And just for the record, raw carrots are not part of BLW in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Ariana
Itís unreal how many babies are left to sleep in...

Itís unreal how many babies are left to sleep in their carseats regularly. This daycare provider should have known better and the parents should have taken him out of the seat before she left. Both...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By Ariana
I use soapy washcloths for everyone. I have a...

I use soapy washcloths for everyone. I have a bin of soapy water and when lunch is over I take a cloth and wipe them head to toe. Depending on what we are having I might take out two washcloths per...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 549
Posted By Ariana
Oh my goodness did you get it back yet?! :hug:

Oh my goodness did you get it back yet?! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5,402
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 571,255
Posted By Ariana
We had this as our baby bathtub. Cute in theory...

We had this as our baby bathtub. Cute in theory but the thing stunk so much I threw it out! Lol.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5,402
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 571,255
Posted By Ariana
You need a do over :(. Big huge internet hugs...

You need a do over :(. Big huge internet hugs :hug:lovethislovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,575
Posted By Ariana
As mentioned Pinterest but Tinkerlab seems to be...

As mentioned Pinterest but Tinkerlab seems to be one I go to frequently!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5,402
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 571,255
Posted By Ariana
I was so happy when they announced the strike was...

I was so happy when they announced the strike was averted! I love my kids and would have wanted them home any other time but I started a difficult kid last week so I need my full attention on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By Ariana
I donít have this policy because I exclude for...

I donít have this policy because I exclude for pink eye until it is gone but I would say ďadministering medications is beyond my scope of services that I provide as mentioned in my contractĒ.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By Ariana
So parents told me she rolled over for the first...

So parents told me she rolled over for the first time last night. All it took was 3 days at my house :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By Ariana
I am right there with you except mine is 16...

I am right there with you except mine is 16 months and the most miserable toddler I have ever seen in my life. Zero language just whine.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By Ariana
I personally do not find biting to be...

I personally do not find biting to be developmentally normal, if it was I would have seen a lot more of it. In my 14 years of working with kids I have only seen one kid who was a biter. Shadowing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Ariana
Thinking the same thing!

Thinking the same thing!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By Ariana
You did what you felt was necessary and it is...

You did what you felt was necessary and it is your business boundary. Feel confident in it.

I personally on,ply exclude for symptoms and not for shots in particular. I do have a policy on when a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By Ariana
I think skipping crawling is one thing but to...

I think skipping crawling is one thing but to skip crawling AND rolling over seems odd to me! When I lay her down she cannot get up. I am not sure how she can possibly climb stairs if she cannot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By Ariana
She cannot climb stairs at all and is crying non...

She cannot climb stairs at all and is crying non stop all day long!!! Ugh
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 636
Posted By Ariana
I donít but just do early nap. Easy day for me!

I donít but just do early nap. Easy day for me!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By Ariana
Cannot Roll Over?

I just started a 16 month old that cannot roll over, cannot crawl but can walk. I have never had a child like this before and for some reason it concerns me a little.

Her mom says she started...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Ariana
Agreed! Give them the option of skipping school...

Agreed! Give them the option of skipping school and joining or getting alternate pickup arrangements. I feel like they will for sure want him to go!

Enjoy :D
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-30-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By Ariana
Donít quote me on this but doing the work...

Donít quote me on this but doing the work yourselves will save much more money than hiring out and deducting at tax time. At least for me here in Canada. Might want to look into the percentage you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By Ariana
I need this sign! :lol::lol:

I need this sign! :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By Ariana
I like this idea too! This year I took two weeks...

I like this idea too! This year I took two weeks off and then had a bunch of long weekends over the summer, it was sooooo nice!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By Ariana
I give myself 5 paid sick days and 5 paid...

I give myself 5 paid sick days and 5 paid personal days. My contract says anything above these 10 days is unpaid, so I am not necessarily limited. I also give myself 4 weeks of vacation a year.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By Ariana
I text them the night before payday with their...

I text them the night before payday with their amount owing adding the late fee.

ďPayment for tomorrow will be $X to account for late fees accrued on Wednesday. Thanks and have a good weekendĒ.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Ariana
My nap is anywhere from 12-1pm until 3pm...

My nap is anywhere from 12-1pm until 3pm depending on how the kids are doing. I can usually push it to 1pm later in the week when the kids seem more rested.

3pm is the latest I have ever gone for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Ariana
I did something similar a few years ago. I had a...

I did something similar a few years ago. I had a large open space but created a preschool only area using low book shelves. The preschoolers could access the area by pushing in a toy bin, crawling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By Ariana
I give myself personal days off paid so this...

I give myself personal days off paid so this would be paid in my opinion. I also reserve the right to close early with notice, also paid. Whether or not I would count this as a personal day would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By Ariana
This is kind of where I run into issues as well. ...

This is kind of where I run into issues as well. I have other kids so they donít see the issue. I would charge her a $X amount late pickup fee and make it NOT worth her while, as in 3/4 of my daily...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Ariana
Wow waking a sleeping baby to keep them on...

Wow waking a sleeping baby to keep them on schedule?? :eek:

I would definitely be telling mom that this is not developmentally appropriate and I am not doing it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Ariana
All of this!! Reminding kids that you are the...

All of this!! Reminding kids that you are the owner of the toys is what I do.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,477
Posted By Ariana
He might be totally fine at home because that is...

He might be totally fine at home because that is where he gets one on one attention and they can soothe him the way he wants. I always tell parents that kids are generally happier to be home when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By Ariana
It might be because pricing lists are complicated...

It might be because pricing lists are complicated based on your needs so they donít bother to list them. It could be that they want a client to see their space or get to know the provider first...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,477
Posted By Ariana
No not wrong at all and she sent him to you sick!...

No not wrong at all and she sent him to you sick! Just reiterate why you are excluding him and ignore any drama from her.

Kids need to be here ready for the day not crying for no reason. I sent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By Ariana
Time outs for school agers?? That is really odd!

Time outs for school agers?? That is really odd!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,492
Posted By Ariana
Canadian here as well and the norm is 12 months,...

Canadian here as well and the norm is 12 months, although now the mat leave has increased to 18 months so I am getting more of those requests so not exactly infants anymore.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By Ariana
I would schedule a meeting surrounding the topic...

I would schedule a meeting surrounding the topic and erect some boundaries that make everyone happy. It might be that the teacher is lazy and electronics make her job easier...I really donít know.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By Ariana
Research backs up your observations that parents,...

Research backs up your observations that parents, no matter how much time is spent in childcare, are the #1 influence on a child's behavior. Kind of sad isnít it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By Ariana
I had a child like this for 8 months. In my...

I had a child like this for 8 months. In my presence she pulled this twice and I termed after the second time. No way was I gonna allow a head injury on my watch. The first time I questioned dad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By Ariana
ďSorry but I cannot talk right now, we can chat...

ďSorry but I cannot talk right now, we can chat during pickupĒ then do not respond.

I had a nonstop texting mom and the only thing that works is straight up ignoring.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By Ariana
I am really considering it for personal and...

I am really considering it for personal and family reasons. I started full time care last fall and am finding the 50hrs a week draining. I am in perimenopause and my 10 year old is starting some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By Ariana
It can be situational anxiety if this child is...

It can be situational anxiety if this child is more introverted. Be patient with him. I know how frustrating it can be. I have a 2 year old that says the last thing I say rather than what she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By Ariana
Kids will not listen unless there is a...

Kids will not listen unless there is a consequence, same as adults or anyone else. The not listening has to be worse than listening.

I donít understand the bolded part. Youíre not the teacher...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By Ariana
You are a people pleaser, I am too. Once I...

You are a people pleaser, I am too. Once I sorted that out and read some books on boundaries and people pleasing it helped me a lot. I am not perfect but I have changed a LOT!! You feel bad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,144
Posted By Ariana
Yes just general respect. I donít teach this...

Yes just general respect. I donít teach this skill I just model it and it seems to work.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Ariana
Agree send them home. Just this week I had to...

Agree send them home. Just this week I had to send home for rain boots and diapers. These parents are just too much sometimes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By Ariana
This guy is beyond annoying! When they signed up...

This guy is beyond annoying! When they signed up I knew it was going to be from 9-3:30pm. He made it here by 9am until this summer and then it slowly started creeping up. I let it go because I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,964
Posted By Ariana
Kids get an hour rest time. It is mandated here...

Kids get an hour rest time. It is mandated here until 6 years old. If a child falls asleep I do not wake them. If a child does not fall asleep they are able to do quiet activities on their bed.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By Ariana
Totally going to do this!

Totally going to do this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By Ariana
I told him off again so hopefully it sinks in. I...

I told him off again so hopefully it sinks in. I think going forward I am not answering the door after 9:30am.

Annoying :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By Ariana
Late Dad

I have a DCD who shows up whenever he feels like it. It could be anywhere from 8:50am to 9:45am. Needless to say he is becoming a PITA. He is interfering with diapering, snack time, morning naps...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By Ariana
likethislikethis

likethislikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By Ariana
I am not a fan of ďcutesyĒ names so simple...

I am not a fan of ďcutesyĒ names so simple business like names are always best in my opinion.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Ariana
I exclude for runny poops and unexplained rashes...

I exclude for runny poops and unexplained rashes so he would need to see a DR and have some kind of diagnosis with a management plan to attend.

That is just wrong for this little guy. I feel bad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By Ariana
I usually do a mix. I will do themes during...

I usually do a mix. I will do themes during special occasions like Halloween or Christmas and I do weekly themes in the summer but the rest is based on the kids interests. So if they are into cars...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By Ariana
I clear it right from the get go that I have a...

I clear it right from the get go that I have a 7lb dog and a 12lb cat. So far no one has had an issue. They are free to roam in my house with the daycare kids and I have had no issues. They meet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By Ariana
I like this and know I have read about it...

I like this and know I have read about it before!! Do you have a link to the thread where you break it down? I tried searching for it a few days ago when I posted my income thread but canít find...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By Ariana
Its something every provider has to get used to. ...

Its something every provider has to get used to. The idea that parents donít want to spend that much time with their kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Ariana
I always do a big book order through my kids...

I always do a big book order through my kids scholastic program at school. Lots of inexpensive books for all occasions. Books are my go to for all daycare related gift giving. I also do playdoh...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 644
Posted By Ariana
I would just side step the drama and just listen...

I would just side step the drama and just listen to the heart of what is being said. Some people say things a little more blunt than others and forums are not always good for deciphering tone and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By Ariana
It really depends on the kid. If this is a...

It really depends on the kid. If this is a normally good eater I let it go if it is something they donít really like. So if I serve chili and they donít really like it I will give them more bread...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,782
Posted By Ariana
Iíve started putting kids hair up for this...

Iíve started putting kids hair up for this reason. Itís gross and they canít see anything!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Ariana
I find this whole thing odd. I think the article...

I find this whole thing odd. I think the article was too brief for me to really form an opinion. I know most people find drag shows funny and fun but maybe there is a fine line between laughing at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By Ariana
In the realm of normal this is not it. Spitting...

In the realm of normal this is not it. Spitting up from too much formula or breastmilk is normal but once over the age of 12 months I would not consider this normal. Sounds like an issue with her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 612
Posted By Ariana
I think tv today is way different than tv back...

I think tv today is way different than tv back then! Not sure how old your kids are though. Nowadays kids have their own stations with on demand programming and the shows are faster paced with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,151
Posted By Ariana
I remember those centre days. The never ending...

I remember those centre days. The never ending counting and recounting kids. Its why I hate taking my current kids to the park even though I only have 5. Too stressful.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By Ariana
I have had to employ many different strategies...

I have had to employ many different strategies for end of day pickup as well. It is almost always the most stressful part of the day for everyone.

It really depends on the age but I would always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 612
Posted By Ariana
My husband and I were chatting about this last...

My husband and I were chatting about this last night. My general theory is that todays world is geared for saturation of dopamine in the neural pathways. A young brain gets so used to these...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 612
Posted By Ariana
I had a kid a few years ago that I suspected had...

I had a kid a few years ago that I suspected had ASD and he was similar. Would literally stand in one place doing nothing. Sometimes he would lie in the floor doing nothing. Of course there were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 612
Posted By Ariana
You are so lucky to only have experienced this...

You are so lucky to only have experienced this once in 29 years!!!!

The only thing that has worked for me is to busy myself and ignore. He is the boss of what he wants to do and I canít control...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By Ariana
I would only offer to hold a spot for free if the...

I would only offer to hold a spot for free if the spot was not open until the day they needed it. Otherwise they can pay for the spot (to hold an open spot) or they can check back closer to the time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By Ariana
Can a business FB page advertise though? I have...

Can a business FB page advertise though? I have to keep my personal account so I can advertise in local daycare and mom groups. I donít think you can post AS a business know what
I mean? You can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By Ariana
This! We have snowstorms here so it is similar. ...

This! We have snowstorms here so it is similar. I close when schools close. If a parent HAS to go to work (essential services and they are single parent) then I do not mind accommodating. The year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 529
Posted By Ariana
Parents provide: Diapers, wipes, bum cream,...

Parents provide:
Diapers, wipes, bum cream, changes of clothes, sunscreen, outdoor clothes, formula/breastmilk

I keep diapers and wipes in my daycare bathroom. Parents have little school bags...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By Ariana
Depends on the parents but my current group is...

Depends on the parents but my current group is VERY forgetful so I give them notice when I have about 5-7 diapers left. I will give a verbal reminder first and then a text if they forget.

I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 860
Posted By Ariana
Like the others have said I have a powder room or...

Like the others have said I have a powder room or 1/2 bath right near my entrance that is mostly used by guests so I donít mind. I have only had 2-3 parents ever use it in all my years of daycare so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By Ariana
We went through something similar with my...

We went through something similar with my daughter. She reacted to the first round of shots. She got retested by an allergist to confirm. My family DR granted us an exemption for all vaccines...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By Ariana
Oh no poor little guy :(. Hopefully he will...

Oh no poor little guy :(. Hopefully he will develop a good bond with you and things will die down a bit and he can start napping.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,263
Posted By Ariana
How do you not notice your child is not in your...

How do you not notice your child is not in your house???? :mad::mad::mad:

I seriously can understand accidentally not dropping off at daycare when there is a change in routine but coming home from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By Ariana
An insecure attachment to me is the hardest thing...

An insecure attachment to me is the hardest thing to deal with as a provider. These kids spend their entire day trying to get their needs met, are generally anxious and whiny and just generally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By Ariana
A secure attachment can mean crying or not crying...

A secure attachment can mean crying or not crying at drop off. An insecure attachment almost always means crying.

To me this could be a negative thing about the dad, not a positive OR it means...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By Ariana
Well that’s good! No idea why you would need to...

Well that’s good! No idea why you would need to meet with a priest then but I wouldn’t worry about it since knowing Catholicism wasn’t a requirement.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By Ariana
Do you have to be Catholic to teach there? I...

Do you have to be Catholic to teach there? I donít understand why you would apply if you were not catholic.

They might want to baptize you :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,707
Posted By Ariana
Do you feed your 2 year old child junk food, baby...

Do you feed your 2 year old child junk food, baby food and pouches? If so then this is the wakeup call. Youíre welcome.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Ariana
This is my number one pet peeve! If your kid is...

This is my number one pet peeve! If your kid is tired, they get an opportunity to rest. It is mandated here that children get at least an hour of down time. So I provide that. I had a mom try to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By Ariana
I exclude for all rashes and payment is expected...

I exclude for all rashes and payment is expected when a child is away sick.

What is your policy?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By Ariana
That is really hard choice! I wish I could help....

That is really hard choice! I wish I could help. I think it depends on whether or not you think either will get better and how well you handle crying kids. For me the crier would be the most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 550
Posted By Ariana
I agree with you and agree that what she said is...

I agree with you and agree that what she said is inappropriate. Saying it to your own kids is one thing but saying it to a child who is not your own is another in my opinion. Even just a simple ďI...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By Ariana
Hello parents, It is with a heavy heart that I...

Hello parents,
It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to downsize my home care in order to better suit my families needs. It was a tough decision that I did not reach lightly. As of X date I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By Ariana
Hmmm I donít really discuss it. She has made a...

Hmmm I donít really discuss it. She has made a decision to drop to part time and I donít do that so I would be looking to replace then give two weeks notice. Keep the income while you are looking. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,203
Posted By Ariana
Yes! I also did not in any way say my assumption...

Yes! I also did not in any way say my assumption was correct. Just throwing out an idea as to why providers do not charge more and that was my best guess.

We are THE most essential service. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,203
Posted By Ariana
Here it is a completely different story and I...

Here it is a completely different story and I said MOST not ALL providers. We all know great educated providers and we all know dolts.
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