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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 50
Posted By Snowmom
By stating "we", I am assuming you are a center...

By stating "we", I am assuming you are a center based childcare, not in-home provider?

I think center based has different parental expectations than a family/in-home business. The higher price and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 385
Posted By Snowmom
Agree! One. I control the environment here....

Agree! One.

I control the environment here. Parents DO NOT GET A SAY in my policies. Ever. The child has not demonstrated they are ready (by the lack of readiness signs), so they are not ready in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 267
Posted By Snowmom
I don't discuss anyone else's rate or timeframe,...

I don't discuss anyone else's rate or timeframe, that's confidential information and everyone's contract is unique. Ultimately, that's what I'd say if someone inquired.

I ask what timeframe THEY...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Snowmom
I don't take infants very often for several...

I don't take infants very often for several reasons. But they are in high demand here- usually a year to find one available.

The typical procedure here: Enrollment fee due up front and weekly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By Snowmom
I won't touch another family's carseat for...

I won't touch another family's carseat for liability reasons.

I also don't allow them inside or outside my home for both sanitary and liability reasons.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Snowmom
To be clear: I did not intend for the OP to TELL...

To be clear: I did not intend for the OP to TELL the family how they should handle meds at home... That was an EXAMPLE of how medicines that need to be administered multiple times a day can be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 673
Posted By Snowmom
Lol. I stopped shopping at Target after they...

Lol. I stopped shopping at Target after they remodeled.
So, I guess it does happen. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 673
Posted By Snowmom
I have the perfect solution: get rid of this...

I have the perfect solution: get rid of this family.

She (and her kids) sounds disrespectful. Why deal with that?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Snowmom
I don't administer any meds beyond life saving...

I don't administer any meds beyond life saving measures (epi pens, asthma meds, etc- all conditions must have documentation).
Administering meds is a liability. One liability that should be on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By Snowmom
I think it sounded professional. I made a...

I think it sounded professional.

I made a clause last year that states: I do not allow late arrivals for Dr visits of any kind. Please schedule vaccinations on days you will be able to monitor for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By Snowmom
We had installed one in our previous home. It...

We had installed one in our previous home.
It was an all in one storm door with attached doggie door. We got it at Home Depot and it was fairly inexpensive for an entire door.

It's still a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 636
Posted By Snowmom
This is the first year I remembered to schedule...

This is the first year I remembered to schedule November 1st off. I'm so glad I did! The Halloween hangover is a beast.

I am open Halloween. Since all my families are gone at 4:30, it's never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By Snowmom
lovethis

lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By Snowmom
I have a late fee slip and usually hand it over...

I have a late fee slip and usually hand it over the next morning. On the slip, it says "as outlined in your contract, late fees apply X and will be immediately charged to your account. Repeated...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Snowmom
Wow. Parenting just keeps getting weirder and...

Wow. Parenting just keeps getting weirder and weirder.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5,402
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 571,261
Posted By Snowmom
I don't see why you "can't" tell her. I'd...

I don't see why you "can't" tell her.
I'd weigh the options: $30-$50 for one day or a day off... no brainer. Day off would win.
The fact that it's their last day makes it an even easier decision....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By Snowmom
No problem. I'm gathering you have...

No problem.

I'm gathering you have contracted hours for each family since you mentioned kids are still at your house during the times they are asking for additional hour(s).

If it were me, the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By Snowmom
Elaborate please. You said you want to put an...

Elaborate please.
You said you want to put an end to it but want to charge, so I'm a bit confused.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By Snowmom
Mine aren't listed because rates are based on...

Mine aren't listed because rates are based on individual needs with the earliest pick up times being considerably less than later pick up times.
Out of the ten families enrolled, only two are at the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,477
Posted By Snowmom
They always say that. And it's never true.

They always say that.
And it's never true.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5,402
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 571,261
Posted By Snowmom
Both :D I often wonder how my neighbors feel...

Both :D

I often wonder how my neighbors feel about the noise outside when the kids go out. They're an older couple who are home most of the day. I hope if they are bothered by it, they would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5,402
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 571,261
Posted By Snowmom
I get those too. If you've ever applied for a...

I get those too.
If you've ever applied for a grant, they put your name on a list of potential awards. They NEVER update the list though. I've had multiple things delivered to an old address.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,144
Posted By Snowmom
I enforce table manners during meal times. ...

I enforce table manners during meal times.

We sit nicely (feet forward), say please/thank you and wait to be excused.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5,402
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 571,261
Posted By Snowmom
This is the first year I haven't been on the...

This is the first year I haven't been on the grant committee in about 5/6 years. I opened up the application this year and it took me a good hour to figure out things after this new change in their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Snowmom
I wouldn't text a rate increase. I'd do a...

I wouldn't text a rate increase.
I'd do a formal letter requiring a signature.

As far as notice, 30 days would be my minimum for changes to their contract.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Snowmom
Absolutely both. The late fees are assigned...

Absolutely both.

The late fees are assigned to the late child's account. It is that family's responsibility to make sure the child is picked up on time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By Snowmom
In the beginning, yes, I stressed a bit thinking...

In the beginning, yes, I stressed a bit thinking I had to be open as much as possible.

Now, I couldn't care less what they think. What switched my thinking? Because I refuse to neglect my own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,964
Posted By Snowmom
I find your post extremely discouraging and...

I find your post extremely discouraging and judgmental as well.

To also point out:
1. We are NOT employees. We are business owners.
2. You have no basis to say the OP's observations are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By Snowmom
There ARE parents who are great at picking up...

There ARE parents who are great at picking up their children at the earliest possible time they can. There are also parents who drop off the moment a provider opens and picks up the moment they close...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Snowmom
I used to. It was typically I book that I...

I used to.

It was typically I book that I wrote a little something in.
I'd search Amazon for preschool books that had their name in the title.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By Snowmom
If you charge open-close, then you will have...

If you charge open-close, then you will have families who bring their kids the moment you open to the moment you close.

Like Blackcat said, if you charge based on contracted hours, you will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By Snowmom
Same. No seconds on grains unless it's mixed...

Same.

No seconds on grains unless it's mixed in with the main course and I have extra. Veggies are typically their option for seconds at lunch. Fruits/veggies are usually the option for breakfast...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By Snowmom
I actually would. I have had so many families...

I actually would. I have had so many families want to train their child at around 17 months. They may think you'll start the process so they can get their child ready for the next one (who may offer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By Snowmom
She would need a diagnosis for it or it's...

She would need a diagnosis for it or it's considered vomit.
Vomit=home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Snowmom
I purchased my domain years ago through Go Daddy...

I purchased my domain years ago through Go Daddy then transferred it to Namecheap (better prices).

I have my website designed and hosted through wix.com.
Super easy. I post a link to quite often...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By Snowmom
I don't usually have too many issues because I'm...

I don't usually have too many issues because I'm pretty blunt the first time it happens with a family.

The "I forgot" excuse gets the reply: "I didn't forget to buy your child food and supplies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By Snowmom
Smart decision!

Smart decision!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 860
Posted By Snowmom
Wow. That mom is ballsy. I had a dad go...

Wow. That mom is ballsy.

I had a dad go through my cupboards during an interview once. I never enrolled them though... that was such a rude thing to do in my opinion. I don't care if it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By Snowmom
Seems fishy. What state are you in? In...

Seems fishy.

What state are you in?

In mine, I can have a policy to ONLY accept children who are up to date on immunizations. That just means I have to have the same policy across the board for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Snowmom
In my handbook, it reads: Nap time is...

In my handbook, it reads:
Nap time is non-negotiable. Every child is required to rest their minds and bodies between 1-3. Please do not ask for this time to be modified in any way. Please respect...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 648
Posted By Snowmom
One and done.

One and done.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By Snowmom
Then write up your "extended leave/hold" policy...

Then write up your "extended leave/hold" policy and just hand it to her at pick up and say "this is the policy on extended maternity leave. Please review, sign at the bottom and return."

In my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By Snowmom
I'm sorry to hear of your family members passing....

I'm sorry to hear of your family members passing. My father had 2 massive strokes in 2004- life definitely changes but as long as she stays positive, physical therapy can work wonders. Best wishes to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,203
Posted By Snowmom
Done.:rolleyes:

Done.:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,203
Posted By Snowmom
Replied above

Replied above
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By Snowmom
I agree with the "wash your hands" every single...

I agree with the "wash your hands" every single time he even reaches in (hopefully before :lol:).

I would probably suggest a different environment to the parents too. Maybe if he's challenged...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,203
Posted By Snowmom
Ok, let's break this down into real-world. ...

Ok, let's break this down into real-world.

Your supply and demand theory is seriously flawed when it comes to this particular issue (waitlist) and this industry.

Let's pretend for a moment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,203
Posted By Snowmom
Thatís ludicrous. Waitlists will cease to exist...

Thatís ludicrous. Waitlists will cease to exist when there are enough options for families to find adequate care. Price gouging does nothing to eradicate that.

I would bet good money that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,203
Posted By Snowmom
Most certainly! Unregistered: A good...

Most certainly!

Unregistered:
A good licensed, educated teacher would never portray the self righteous, judgmental attitude you are displaying here.
Good teachers have compassion for others,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,203
Posted By Snowmom
So, what your suggesting is to price daycare...

So, what your suggesting is to price daycare services out of the realm of typical salaries and only cater to the elite who can afford extravagant prices? In order to trim waitlists?

Why wouldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Snowmom
Well, I can say that if one child was making our...

Well, I can say that if one child was making our environment unsafe for others, that child would be going home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By Snowmom
First, I hope your husband is doing ok through...

First, I hope your husband is doing ok through what I'm sure is not only a stressful time, but a life changing one. I hope you both come out of this healthy and strong.

Daycare is a unique...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,266
Posted By Snowmom
YW! I hope she can appeal it. I do adore...

YW!
I hope she can appeal it.

I do adore my licensor- she's always willing to help out!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,266
Posted By Snowmom
Here's what she emailed me: Yes, there are...

Here's what she emailed me:

Yes, there are protections in place by the State of MN to allow this. Hereís a link to the Revisorís website, as well as the language shown there. The citation is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,266
Posted By Snowmom
It is- I'm MN too. Blackcat: I sent an email...

It is- I'm MN too.

Blackcat: I sent an email to my licensor. I'll let you know when she gets back to me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 824
Posted By Snowmom
It's possible. Although, I've run into so...

It's possible.

Although, I've run into so many egotistical families with the mentality: YOU work for ME in this business, that I think they're really just that entitled.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,266
Posted By Snowmom
Are you licensed? Before contacting your HOA, I...

Are you licensed?
Before contacting your HOA, I would first check with licensing in your state. Even if you're not licensed, they should be able to answer the basic question: is daycare protected...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 547
Posted By Snowmom
I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that she's...

I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that she's lazy.
I would want clarification on what her potty training policy is- especially if it's not written in a handbook or contract.

I will say, if a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By Snowmom
I was going to say this too. Especially for a...

I was going to say this too.
Especially for a Kindy.

Our district moved our bus stop closer when this happened to us. It's worth a shot.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By Snowmom
I can share an issue I'm having that is somewhat...

I can share an issue I'm having that is somewhat similar and what my plan is.

I have 2 kids from one family whose mom is expecting their 3rd. She's 6 months along.... yet she's never said a word...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-06-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 100,588
Posted By Snowmom
What did he SAY he was doing? I mean, that's...

What did he SAY he was doing?
I mean, that's not really how you would check to see if a diaper was soiled. I can't imagine why anyone would WANT to do that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Snowmom
I understand your thought process there. ...

I understand your thought process there.

Personally, I don't start the PT process at all until all the signs of readiness are present and a good routine has been established at home first.
What...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Snowmom
My philosophy: If it's not supported at home,...

My philosophy:
If it's not supported at home, it won't be at daycare either.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 784
Posted By Snowmom
Here's my biggest concern: If you are...

Here's my biggest concern:

If you are licensed and god forbid, something happened to him in care, licensing would need to investigate even though there's a pre-existing condition that may factor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By Snowmom
In my experience, they go for the lower weekly...

In my experience, they go for the lower weekly fee.

However, if you write in paid vacation in your contract (or any paid time) you need to protect it otherwise you will get notices timed in order...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By Snowmom
Notices vary by location, demand and provider...

Notices vary by location, demand and provider preference.

Is it unheard of? No.

Is it longer than typical providers? Probably.

Are you legally required to follow through with a contract that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By Snowmom
^ Yes! If they think they pay for...

^ Yes!

If they think they pay for open-close, they will attend open-close. I tell families at contract signing that they are to only use the hours they are contracted for. If they see a child here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 31,208
Posted By Snowmom
Personally, I don't give a rat's @$$ why you...

Personally, I don't give a rat's @$$ why you (general you) need daycare. I don't care what your story is. I don't care what woe-is-me, single-mom back history you have. I will never ask and I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5,402
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 571,261
Posted By Snowmom
I have 12 by myself too. (8 during summer months,...

I have 12 by myself too. (8 during summer months, 12 during the school year).

I find it more chaotic, stressful and overall not fun when I have less than 10. The only time I feel overwhelmed is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,623
Posted By Snowmom
I am in MN. I don't know of any regulations that...

I am in MN. I don't know of any regulations that state we can't handle breast milk (I assume you mean handle frozen). There is a regulation that says bottles must be "washed" daily- washed simply...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By Snowmom
I would refund. If you kept it, I think they...

I would refund.

If you kept it, I think they would have a good, solid court case to get it returned.

Your location is as much a part of what you offer as the service. If I were you (and I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By Snowmom
I'm just going to give you an example of what I...

I'm just going to give you an example of what I do in regards to holidays and unpaid vacation days.

In my handbook, I state that 2 days are paid for the Thanksgiving holiday and it's posted on the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-26-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 33,689
Posted By Snowmom
Go for it. Check with your state's requirements...

Go for it.
Check with your state's requirements & licensing agency. They should be able to direct you to the proper resources. You can also see the links located on daycare.com's main page. Quick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By Snowmom
20 in a month!? Yikes. I don't think there...

20 in a month!? Yikes.

I don't think there is any magic number. I can't believe the director wouldn't address that though. That's an awfully big liability to keep enrolled.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By Snowmom
I've never had it in my written policies either....

I've never had it in my written policies either. Seems unnecessary as it should be something that's discussed at the interview if it was important or a deal breaker to the family.

Personally, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By Snowmom
It depends on the situation. I have termed...

It depends on the situation.

I have termed for non-payment. In that case, yes, she was told that if she wasn't current by X date, then her two week enrollment fee would go into effect and her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By Snowmom
Ideas: Enrollment is currently full....

Ideas:


Enrollment is currently full. Please leave your name and contact information if you'd like to be added to the waitlist.

I am not currently taking new applicants. Please check back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By Snowmom
I have a private blog. Only those I invite can...

I have a private blog. Only those I invite can view it and they must log in to get access.
They don't get to see who else can view it (don't have access to other families) and any comments made...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By Snowmom
I have this for my doors:...

I have this for my doors: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CIYQUBS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It's loud but pleasant sounding and you can change the volume and chimes....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,562
Posted By Snowmom
:lol: I do that too. A big bold "Last Diaper" on...

:lol: I do that too. A big bold "Last Diaper" on the front.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Snowmom
I wouldn't re-enroll them even if the space was...

I wouldn't re-enroll them even if the space was available.
When someone "takes a chance" that the spot will be there when THEY need it, then they've showed you exactly how little they respect you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,052
Posted By Snowmom
Liability insurance is business necessity. No...

Liability insurance is business necessity. No doubt.
However, I firmly believe that it should not replace medical insurance and that medical insurance should be covering Johnny's tooth he knocked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,052
Posted By Snowmom
While I understand why people want/ask about...

While I understand why people want/ask about insurance, that question would get a big fat "pass" from me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By Snowmom
likethis YES!

likethis
YES!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Snowmom
Say it in writing. Technically, say everything in...

Say it in writing. Technically, say everything in writing. Whether you prefer paper, email or text.

DCF: As summer approaches, I need to touch base on my availability. I have Joey on X schedule...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 08:07 AM
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Posted By Snowmom
3 day weekend and nearly every child comes back...

3 day weekend and nearly every child comes back with snotty noses.
What'd they do.... lick every grocery cart handle in a 5 mile radius? Jeez.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By Snowmom
100 is my policy

100 is my policy
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By Snowmom
I would personally send him home. He's NOT...

I would personally send him home.

He's NOT at a normal temp, so should be checked out by a doctor. I don't think I've ever seen a child with that low of a temp.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By Snowmom
I honestly think the first year, new providers...

I honestly think the first year, new providers should expect to struggle a bit for enrollment.

Getting babies is easy here. It's the 2-5 year old spots that take some time to fill.
Local...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5,402
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 571,261
Posted By Snowmom
Why hasn't teething been declared an epidemic? ...

Why hasn't teething been declared an epidemic?
Someone should get on top of that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5,402
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 571,261
Posted By Snowmom
I am so sick of policing policies. I'm so sick of...

I am so sick of policing policies. I'm so sick of the lack of respect from grown adults. I'm basically so sick of this job.


I'm not potty training an 18 month old who doesn't talk and poops 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By Snowmom
Everyone does things differently. Some give grace...

Everyone does things differently. Some give grace periods, some charge per minute as they arrive, some say they need to be off the property by closing.

Personally: I think it's late. I charge...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By Snowmom
Safe sleep practices is an extremely important...

Safe sleep practices is an extremely important factor in choosing a good daycare. Sleeping on a boppy is NOT safe. Positional asphyxiation can happen quickly.

In regards to how long a baby should...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,154
Posted By Snowmom
My very first one was a 2 yr old child who...

My very first one was a 2 yr old child who wouldn't nap and she tried her hardest to sneak away when she thought I wasn't looking. I just couldn't handle the added stress to my day with her.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By Snowmom
DCM, if you'd like to pick up your daughter early...

DCM, if you'd like to pick up your daughter early to celebrate the day with her, I think she'd absolutely love that. As far as birthday celebrations within the group, we have a small group activity...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 692
Posted By Snowmom
I expect parents to do the majority of PT work. ...

I expect parents to do the majority of PT work.
But, I also expect ALL the signs of readiness to be present before we start at daycare.
That includes: willingness/interest to use the toilet,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 747
Posted By Snowmom
You need to do what's in the best interest of...

You need to do what's in the best interest of YOU.
So do they.

I'd say stick to it with the understanding that they may leave.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-30-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,011
Posted By Snowmom
Red above. OP, I think the provider is...

Red above.

OP, I think the provider is definitely unethical. But everything comes down to how that contract was worded.
Your best bet is to write an unemotional letter stating the facts, what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By Snowmom
likethis Yes. If anyone mentions allergies,...

likethis

Yes. If anyone mentions allergies, it must be documented with a DR's directive on file. Even "seasonal allergies".

I send home for excessive runny nose or coughing.
If it's on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By Snowmom
I didn't know you were leaving the daycare life...

I didn't know you were leaving the daycare life either.
Good luck!
I hope you'll still pop in every once and awhile!
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