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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,082
Posted By lflick
Collecting Bounced Checks

Ok... my first time with bounced checks... two from the same parent... (Deposited at the same time)....

I am to the stage I need to send a certified letter to collect..... do any of you have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,518
Posted By lflick
As a general rule, my own kids included, we are...

As a general rule, my own kids included, we are fairly low key until after breakfast (which is between 7 and 715)... by the time they are done and everything is cleaned up it is between 8 and 815...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,518
Posted By lflick
I brought snow in multiple times last year and it...

I brought snow in multiple times last year and it was a hit!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,518
Posted By lflick
Sorry it took so long, my computer went on a...

Sorry it took so long, my computer went on a vacation without telling me! When the temps are not dangerous we do go outside but last winter was a record setting year with dangerously cold temps,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,518
Posted By lflick
Wisco Winters

Okay everyone-

I am located in Wisconsin and we have had some pretty loooong wickedly cold winters. I am trying to prepare ahead of time for the boredom and what not that accompanies it. What are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By lflick
Summer....

I am entering my third summer with a DC. This year I am projected to have quite a range of childrens ages (1 to 9). What are some of your go to projects, themes, etc to keep everyone happy? I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,046
Posted By lflick
I have this problem with my own kiddos ;) In...

I have this problem with my own kiddos ;)

In all truth, I find that school agers give me the most gruff. They tend to complain A LOT.... and don't seem to have the imagination needed to play......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By lflick
Bye Bye Buggie

I am looking into purchasing a 4-6 seat stroller. I came across a used bye bye buggie and am looking for some input from those of you that use these massive beasts!

Are they user friendly? Super...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 739
Posted By lflick
Same Kiddo... Earlier Arrival Time

Okay so I know to many of you this is going to sound like a silly question but I have a DCK that recently began coming 2 hours earlier than normal.... (7am)... no big deal for me as I am already up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By lflick
I have only done it once, this week actually, two...

I have only done it once, this week actually, two sibs... one had the nasty stomach flu that was hitting hard and fast (likely got it from step sibling who attends another daycare fulltime).... our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By lflick
Thanks for all the ideas! I currently have...

Thanks for all the ideas!

I currently have so much out that ironically everyone seems bored lol. I recently dumped a ton of those little ball pit balls into a play yard and it's a hit! I think the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By lflick
Toys.... Must Have's.... What Were You Thinking?!

Good morning!

I am wondering what your MUST HAVE toy/activity list includes.....

What are things that have made you wonder what you were thinking?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 962
Posted By lflick
Mind Blown...

This was on a facebook "rummage" sale site...

Looking for a sitter that will come to our house 3 days a week during the summer to watch 2-3 girls. Must have own vehicle. Must not have a problem...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By lflick
I didn't realize they came in black! My biggest...

I didn't realize they came in black! My biggest concern is making it look strange only doing a small enclosure when I am so used to seeing big lovely open space!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By lflick
Thank you! Here is what my current area looks...

Thank you! Here is what my current area looks like.... the outdoor area is WAY bigger than the picture leads on.... we currently have a tree line that between our front yard and the road (dead end...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By lflick
Outdoor Play Enclosure

Hello all you lovely people! Happy Saturday!

I have a question.... I am looking for input as to best outdoor play enclosure materials/ideas.... looking for something out of the norm....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By lflick
sleeping bags....

For those of you that use sleeping bags.... do you have them supply their own or supply them yourself? Do you have a creative way to store them?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By lflick
Facebook Statuses.... Promos

Do any of you have promos you run on FB? Statuses to help draw interest?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,092
Posted By lflick
Pretty sure I rocked it! She showed up 30 minutes...

Pretty sure I rocked it! She showed up 30 minutes early..... said she really enjoyed the visit and loves the place!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,092
Posted By lflick
URGENT Infant Interview

Hello-

It has been forever since I have had an infant interview... I have one in an hour.... VERY nervous..... I can't recall what to cover during? Any suggestions?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,542
Posted By lflick
Holy Cats! I did get a good deal.... Thanks! I am...

Holy Cats! I did get a good deal.... Thanks! I am so excited to begin using it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,542
Posted By lflick
so if any of you have one like it or are good...

so if any of you have one like it or are good PI's I would love to know hahah
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,542
Posted By lflick
I have no idea what type of table it is hahaha...

I have no idea what type of table it is hahaha but a daycare approximately 40 minutes from me closed it's doors.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,542
Posted By lflick
Sensory Table

I am very excited to have scored a new sensory table.... this is a major upgrade compared to the little tykes sand and water table I had..... Now the question is... what are your favorite sensory...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,981
Posted By lflick
Furniture

Where do you all find your furniture? I am looking for a new table and chairs set because my current kidney shaped one is just too awkward in my space.... I have found some good ones on various sites...
Forum: Curriculum 01-23-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,964
Posted By lflick
For those that purchase

and have moved on to other modules/kits.... I am interested in purchasing materials to use to shape my own curriculum.... If anyone has anything I would love to hear from you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,231
Posted By lflick
HAHA I have 3 boys starting soon ages 2,2, and 3...

HAHA I have 3 boys starting soon ages 2,2, and 3 so I doubt it hahaha
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,231
Posted By lflick
Or I have also considered this ...

Or I have also considered this
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,231
Posted By lflick
What are your thoughts on something like this ...

What are your thoughts on something like this
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,231
Posted By lflick
Indoor Play Equipment...

Hello,

I am tossing around the idea of changing up my main play area.... I am unsure what I would like to use though... I have thought of a playhouse, a small little tikes fold up play set with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By lflick
Okay, thank you for the input! I really...

Okay, thank you for the input! I really appreciate it! I love it but its not an item I can pack away, when my kiddos are home from school, in the space that I have. I really hate repeating myself...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By lflick
I am in Wisconsin. I love it but I have my own...

I am in Wisconsin. I love it but I have my own rowdy boys that can't seem to control themselves.... my peaceful playroom turns into a UFC octagon by night!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 697
Posted By lflick
For Sale Forum

I thought I remember seeing a for sale section but I can't find it to save my life... does anyone have the link?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By lflick
Waterfall Climber

Good Morning TGIF!!

I have a strange question.... I have the waterfall climber from Lakeshore.... it currently sells for $439...

I have been contemplating doing away with it but have no idea...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,872
Posted By lflick
I live in Northern WI and it is extremely cold!...

I live in Northern WI and it is extremely cold! We actually had a massive power outage early this morning due to a high energy line down as a result of the extreme cold..... My home has energy star...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,489
Posted By lflick
OMG lol I did not realize all of the auto...

OMG lol I did not realize all of the auto corrects while typing this on my phone! I am so sorry lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,489
Posted By lflick
Non Payment

Okay, I have an ex dcp that owes me a meesly $65.... Pulled kiddo brew hung contract of two week notice... Plus$10/day late/nonpayment..... Now actual word is almost $500..... Per my states small...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By lflick
I have gotten this a few times.... I almost...

I have gotten this a few times.... I almost wonder if it is perhaps the parent thinks if they ask in this manner we will give them a break on tuition. The last time I was asked I responded, "It is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,372
Posted By lflick
See this is what I was looking for... feedback......

See this is what I was looking for... feedback... thank you...

I do not receive a schedule ahead of time (argh)... in fact sometimes I get it at like 10pm the night before their first day........
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,372
Posted By lflick
They are contracted for 3 variable days a week....

They are contracted for 3 variable days a week. So since I am open 3 days of 5 this week I guess I answered my own question lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,372
Posted By lflick
Actually this is their last week. They were just...

Actually this is their last week. They were just dropped off in a hurry and I just noticed no payment....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,372
Posted By lflick
Tuition and Short Week

Hello

I have a quick question... in my contract days off are listed and two of those days are Thanksgiving and the day after.... I state that on days I am closed there is no charge; however, I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,144
Posted By lflick
I can relate 110% with you on this one! It drives...

I can relate 110% with you on this one! It drives me absolutely batty tbh.... No matter what I do it doesn't seem to help... "let's play with this, that, or that", "please go play with your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,391
Posted By lflick
I did not get a photo of the eye as he almost...

I did not get a photo of the eye as he almost immediately fell asleep and then when he woke up it was time to eat and start to scrub stuff down.... I will be sending a certified letter... do any of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,391
Posted By lflick
SO.... she just picked up DCK,.... and is...

SO.... she just picked up DCK,.... and is refusing to pay me! Said I am "unreliable" and every time DCK is sick she has to pick him up.... ..... WTH...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,391
Posted By lflick
I sent DCM a message stating that he needs to be...

I sent DCM a message stating that he needs to be picked up, evaluated and treated prior to being accepted back into care.... we will see if she responds...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,391
Posted By lflick
OMG I just realized she did not leave payment on...

OMG I just realized she did not leave payment on the table either!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,391
Posted By lflick
Wwyd....

Okay... LOOOONG story short.... DCM brought DCK this am with an obvious red eye and undereye.... She did mention it was bothering him and that's why it is red.... DCM did not come in like usual......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,243
Posted By lflick
I do not I work in my home. :-)

I do not I work in my home. :-)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,243
Posted By lflick
Holy smokes! That is a lot of milk in a little...

Holy smokes! That is a lot of milk in a little belly! I truly feel kiddo needs the next size in diapers but mom admitted to me she will not purchase diapers unless they are the huge case and she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,243
Posted By lflick
Constant Blowing Out of Diaper?

OK so I realize babies inevitably will have a blow out now and again... now I am convinced a daily one is an indication something is up.... I am no poop scientist or anything but seems a little too...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,805
Posted By lflick
If it happened at my home child would be at the...

If it happened at my home child would be at the very least cleaning it up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,331
Posted By lflick
Tiffed! Angry! Relieved?!

Long story short.... I have had a DCK for 2 months.... his spot was held from a personal friend referral, for like 6 months.... today DCM tells me next week is his last week as she doesnt want to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By lflick
Provide Supplies?

Hello!

I am rethinking what I can feasibly afford to offer as part of my child care.... I currently do not offer diapers, wipes, formula BUT I do realize that if I did it would give me an "edge"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,891
Posted By lflick
My youngest has a mild case as well. I too tried...

My youngest has a mild case as well. I too tried multiple things... at his 6 month well child exam I again asked the pediatrician who then suggested head and shoulders shampoo.... she of course...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,751
Posted By lflick
Thanks for your support, comments, and...

Thanks for your support, comments, and suggestions. So before I continue I will "knock on wood"... the last two days DCB has actually played and explored! It has literally been like a switch has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,751
Posted By lflick
Impending Term....

Hello,

I have searched all around and cannot seem to find something that fits my situation... I have just about reached the point to term a 7 month old DCB. Boy screams a blood curdling scream...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,178
Posted By lflick
I find it difficult to say said child was a...

I find it difficult to say said child was a fantastic addition to the crew today when in fact all that happened were a few sporadic smiles with a lot of crying lol. I do not outline all the horrific...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,178
Posted By lflick
How HONEST are You?

Just throwing this out there to see what other providers thoughts are...

How honest are you with parents when it comes to the "how was he/she" type questions... or the indirect question "were you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,606
Posted By lflick
Where are you located? PM me

Where are you located? PM me
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,805
Posted By lflick
Those are the ones I have used previous and love...

Those are the ones I have used previous and love them but they only go to 72''. I found this one http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2265804 but am not 100% sold on it yet.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,805
Posted By lflick
Extra Large Baby Gate Options

Good morning,

I am a fan of retract-a-gates unfortunately I am looking to place a barrier between the play area and my kitchen..... problem is my home is an open concept so the opening is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,230
Posted By lflick
Bottoms Up... or Shall I Say Off!

Ok... so I do not do active potty training for kiddos in the very early stages (after first attempts by parents)... the child is required to wear a diaper/pull up until they have been fully compliant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,971
Posted By lflick
I had a career in the medical profession that I...

I had a career in the medical profession that I loved; however, with having 5 boys and an hour commute each way there was very little "family time" left. I felt more like a drill Sargent than a mom....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,550
Posted By lflick
Our property is 8 acres but the immediate yard...

Our property is 8 acres but the immediate yard where we play has a tree line (pine trees) surrounding the entire property. The only opening is the paved driveway which is in the front yard. (We play...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,550
Posted By lflick
The cost to fence would be outrageous! I have...

The cost to fence would be outrageous! I have looked into it as I would really like to make my business long term and successful. I have been doing many hours of research to see what would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,550
Posted By lflick
My yard is not fenced. I am legally unregulated...

My yard is not fenced. I am legally unregulated right now. One thing deterring me from licensing is the fencing, as our yard is HUGE and I prefer not to do so, at least at this point in time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,550
Posted By lflick
Thank you. I have rubber mulch on order for under...

Thank you. I have rubber mulch on order for under those three areas. The coffee table has an activities book, remotes, and odds and ends of baby toys for easy access. I have 2 kids now, part time for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,550
Posted By lflick
Small Space.... Boring Walls....

Good morning everyone,

As you all know I am relatively new to the daycare jungle.... I have incorporated my business into my families home. My long term goal is to build another building on our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By lflick
lol, I know there are studies for everything it...

lol, I know there are studies for everything it seems. I have 5 boys.... older two are 18 months apart... then the twins 14 months after that and then my youngest 4.5 years after them.... I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By lflick
Silly.... "Spacing Your Own Kids" For DC...

Hey all, it's me the nuisance again! I have many questions, I search most but post some.... anyways.... I have 5 boys... aged 7,6,5,5, and 6 months.... anyhow... my question is have any of you ever...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,064
Posted By lflick
Babies Or No Babies... Favorites?

Hello...

Just more of a topic for discussion rather than an actual issue.... I would like to hear about the age groups you provide care for. Do you have a favorite age group and why? Also, do you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By lflick
wow! I just am curious as I thought it was a...

wow! I just am curious as I thought it was a steal but didn't know if I missed something.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By lflick
I just got it I only paid 40 for it it's in...

I just got it I only paid 40 for it it's in excellent shape
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By lflick
What is this worth?

Can anyone tell me what this is worth?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 32,896
Posted By lflick
I know this post will get lost in the shuffle of...

I know this post will get lost in the shuffle of opinions... BUT.... I would like to share my point of view..... both as a new member to the forum and a new daycare provider (in comparison to most of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 32,896
Posted By lflick
I have two little girls around the same age that...

I have two little girls around the same age that are notorious for short naps.... they are almost always stinky (like whole room linger stink) when I go in there to say nap time type things..... well...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 909
Posted By lflick
I have an open concept house upstairs where I...

I have an open concept house upstairs where I hold daycare. They were no more than 20 feet from me, unseperated by anything (walls, islands, etc). I think that's why I feel so bad about it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 909
Posted By lflick
OMG Incident Between 2 Year Old And Baby!

So I was preparing snack when it happened.... a little two year old either scratched baby (3 months old) or got her with a toy... either way a mark was left that did bleed a little bit. Baby was of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By lflick
It was terribly heartbreaking! The whole state...

It was terribly heartbreaking! The whole state followed his story and you couldn't help but fall in love with him! I would like to do this as I felt very helpless during the situation so I would love...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By lflick
Off Subject But Need Some Creativeness lol

So I am putting together a concert event to benefit a project called Treyden's Cabin. The basis of the project is to raise money to completely transform a hematology/oncology waiting area to make the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Omg
Views: 1,154
Posted By lflick
They don't blackcat. I had a professional career...

They don't blackcat. I had a professional career in Pediatrics and about fell over dead when she told me that! Let me tell you this girl was besides herself today as well.... for obvious reasons!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Omg
Views: 1,154
Posted By lflick
Omg

OMG so DCM informs me on drop off that she gave 2 y/o DCG night time cold/cough med before drop off! wth?!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,206
Posted By lflick
I had always swaddled my newborns with muslin...

I had always swaddled my newborns with muslin blankets like these http://www.adenandanais.com/shop/swaddles.aspx and LOVED them. They are breathable and work wonders.

I have also fallen in love...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By lflick
I feel for you! I had a 6 week old start just...

I feel for you! I had a 6 week old start just like this! Needless to say nothing helped except time.... about 6 weeks later she's a little better but the days are long.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By lflick
Illness... Snot... um WWYD

So brief summary.... I have two PT girls ages 2 and 3... they were scheduled to be off the second week in July; however, ended up coming one day (Wednesday) anyways.... said day the youngest had an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By lflick
Deals? Specials? Lures?

Hello ladies and gents,

When you find yourself in a slow period for getting new families have you ever offered any promos? What worked what didn't? I am finding I am not the only one in my area...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,402
Posted By lflick
Here is the majority of my play equipment. I also...

Here is the majority of my play equipment. I also have a white plastic pvc type picnic table, two step-2 toy boxes, and a bunch of bikes/trikes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,952
Posted By lflick
LMFAO! This made me laugh more than you can...

LMFAO! This made me laugh more than you can imagine lol as I am the same way!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,830
Posted By lflick
Nursing?

It's me again lol

I have a mom ask about care for a 4 month old. It more or less sounds like it will be one day per week (as I don't believe they are interested in paying for 3 1/2 days at full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,343
Posted By lflick
Okay so perhaps I should do the two weeks deposit...

Okay so perhaps I should do the two weeks deposit along with a fee for each week/month until that point? Thank you ladies, I know it sounds sheepish for me to ask... I have twins and always had to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,343
Posted By lflick
Thanks, I seen these but it seems like most were...

Thanks, I seen these but it seems like most were for one child and I am worried that I will "scare" them away by charging a hefty fee so am looking for ideas how to "cushion the blow" per say.... I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,343
Posted By lflick
Holding For Twins?

Hello,

I've seen a lot of posts about holding spots and have gathered a lot of different ideas. I am just not sure which one to implement in this case.

Expectant mom is due in November......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,343
Posted By lflick
Thank you so much for your explanation MV! In my...

Thank you so much for your explanation MV! In my case, I appreciate lengthy! I am trying to learn through experience; however, speed up the process a bit and to gain some perspective and you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,343
Posted By lflick
I have posted many things about rates as it is a...

I have posted many things about rates as it is a HUGE part of the business as a whole. I ask because it is important and I thought this forum was designed as a resource for inquiring minds. I have 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,343
Posted By lflick
Initial Rate... Wanting To Change... How?

Ok.. I know there are a million + posts about this but I am not sure if I have hours to peruse them to find specific advice... I opened recently and have yet to find "ideal" families, full time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,007
Posted By lflick
Perhaps tell her that you appreciate her offer...

Perhaps tell her that you appreciate her offer and commitment to making the transition as easy as possible; however, in your experience you find this in fact has the opposite outcome. Then add...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By lflick
WI Providers...

Hello,

I am looking to connect with WI providers and get some honest opinions on the licensing/certification regs. Please feel free to PM me with your thoughts and I will fill you in on my dilemma.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,750
Posted By lflick
I HAD one of these too... at least it was one of...

I HAD one of these too... at least it was one of the issues... anyways I informed mom that he is not allowed to have these unless it is naptime. She was less than welcoming of the idea and said well...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,200
Posted By lflick
I am likely the most strict mom here hahaha... I...

I am likely the most strict mom here hahaha... I refuse to reward them for behavior that is expected daily, no matter the circumstances. In my experience, it almost encourages further disobedience as...
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