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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,818
Posted By iheartkids
I think if you present yourself in a professional...

I think if you present yourself in a professional manner than it won't effect your business. If I were a new parent and during the interview you were dressed nice, showed pleasant mannerisms and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,134
Posted By iheartkids
I personally think the private members group is a...

I personally think the private members group is a little childish. What seriously needs to be discussed that can't be discussed among everybody. And yes I'm aware that my post will probably be a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,329
Posted By iheartkids
Thank you :)

Thank you :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,329
Posted By iheartkids
Does No One Use The Decor Group Anymore Or What's The Deal?

Just wondering if its a closed group or if anyone can join?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,328
Posted By iheartkids
Anyone On Here Live "Out In The Country"?

My husband's dream plans are to find a little piece if land outside of town and build a house. For my families sake I would love that too but I worry about continuing daycare then. I was wondering if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,926
Posted By iheartkids
It just all depends on what it is and how much of...

It just all depends on what it is and how much of it I have. I'm not stingy about seconds but if I only have a little left and every kid wants some then I will follow the "eat your other food rule"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,960
Posted By iheartkids
Can I Pleeeeeeeeease be added ? (with a cherry on...

Can I Pleeeeeeeeease be added ? (with a cherry on top!) I've been patiently waiting :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,413
Posted By iheartkids
I only had a baby and 3 kids. They all napped...

I only had a baby and 3 kids. They all napped prettty well. They were all really good. I think next year we will plan for the day after to be a pajama day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,930
Posted By iheartkids
I agree with rhymial. If you ask parents...

I agree with rhymial. If you ask parents permission then they will ask constantly how they did for nap time and you don't want to have to tell them everyday that they cried themselves to sleep. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,039
Posted By iheartkids
how do i get an invite to the Decor group?

I would love to see the pics!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,755
Posted By iheartkids
I think some kids are hyper sensitive about being...

I think some kids are hyper sensitive about being naked. Maybe she doesn't like this feeling. Try wrapping her up in a big towel and snuggle with her before getting her dressed. When my ds was a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,703
Posted By iheartkids
If She Comes One More Week In Diapers....

I don't know how I will contain my frustration! UGH! My oldest DCG is 3 1/2 years old and still not potty trained! I only see her every other week because of how the custody plan is layed out and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,557
Posted By iheartkids
I do still feel like I'm cleaning all day but its...

I do still feel like I'm cleaning all day but its daycare messes that I'm cleaning up. I wait till after daycare to do any heavy cleaning. At the end of the night if I only have a couple kids I will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,557
Posted By iheartkids
I've actually had people call me looking for a...

I've actually had people call me looking for a new provided because they noticed that their provider spends more time cleaning than with the kids. I always chuckle and say you could not say that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,683
Posted By iheartkids
What Happened To nanglgrl? Why Is She Banned?

From her past posts I have not seen anything wrong with what she posts and how she conducts herself. Why is she blocked from the site?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,306
Posted By iheartkids
I had to get rid of my big Barbie House :( All...

I had to get rid of my big Barbie House :( All the kids ever did was try to climb inside of it, they would drag all the furniture around the play area and not actually ever play dolls in it. I loved...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,201
Posted By iheartkids
When I started daycare a few years ago I swore I...

When I started daycare a few years ago I swore I would not let myself go! Well, I have. It's so hard to put on decent clothes when you know you will not be leaving the house all day. And I feel like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,318
Posted By iheartkids
:-) That is so cute! Congrats!

:-) That is so cute! Congrats!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,086
Posted By iheartkids
I had a DCB that would wake up and come at 6:30...

I had a DCB that would wake up and come at 6:30 and I was putting him down for a morning nap by 7 so I could wake him up for breakfast by 8. And he would still lay down for nap at 11:30 (I had a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,806
Posted By iheartkids
Daycare Provider Tips For Breastfed Baby

I have a 4 month old that fights sleep really bad and only takes 1/2 hour cat naps here and there. Is this normal for breastfed babies? It is really frustrating when it takes me n45 minutes to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,578
Posted By iheartkids
I receive kids as early as 6:00 and I am dress,...

I receive kids as early as 6:00 and I am dress, making coffee and getting my house ready. That first kid may go lay down on the couch if she feels like it and if she does I will sneak on the computer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,115
Posted By iheartkids
Coats And Shoes

I have a very small space so I don't have a drop off spot for coats and shoes. When you enter in my house you are right in the kitchen, I have no entryway. They just all pile up at the door. Would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,516
Posted By iheartkids
I don't know how to post a link but please go...

I don't know how to post a link but please go their facebook page to show support!

Bring Lyric and Elizabeth Home - Join to show support & spread the word.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,516
Posted By iheartkids
Oh wow that is so not true! This community is...

Oh wow that is so not true! This community is still hard at work looking for them! Even more reason why we desperately need to spread the word! I beg you please, this is my home town :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,516
Posted By iheartkids
Please help us find these missing girls from Iowa!

Please pass this information on! These two girls have been missing since Friday afternoon! I beg that you take at look at their photo, print it off and pass on or repost it somewhere else! We are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,301
Posted By iheartkids
For years I've always had the kids "present"...

For years I've always had the kids "present" their gifts to their parents when they are being picked up. I love to see the looks on the parents' faces as well as the proud look on the kids' faces...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,197
Posted By iheartkids
Do Any Of You "Hire" Your School Agers During The Summer?

I am trying to think of something constructive that will keep my DD busy over the summer so she doesn't waste it away loafing around. She is going into 6th grade and the kids in the neighborhood are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,800
Posted By iheartkids
My thoughts exactly! My door has to open and I...

My thoughts exactly! My door has to open and I have to be ready by 6:15 in the morning and by golly those early kids come ON TIME! BUT the ones that roll in around 8:00 or 9:00 are the late ones and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,800
Posted By iheartkids
Do You Ever Wonder How Your Parents Keep Their Jobs?

This is not an occasional situation, I see this frequently...parents running in almost everyday saying they are late for work and then proceed to hang around either saying goodbye or chatting. And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,799
Posted By iheartkids
I made a big mistake when I started with this! My...

I made a big mistake when I started with this! My first teacher's kid and I told her not to worry about the summer because I will probably have a school ager coming in the summer to fill her spot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,704
Posted By iheartkids
Are you in a center? When I worked in a center we...

Are you in a center? When I worked in a center we would have never been able to "surf the net" unless on our half hour break. Naptime is the time for planning, cleaning, paperwork, etc. There was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,674
Posted By iheartkids
Ok so here's a wierd question. Lets say I am...

Ok so here's a wierd question. Lets say I am serving Tator Tot casserole...could I just bake the casserole with the hamburger and tots and serve the vegetables seperate? And spaghetti...make it with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,674
Posted By iheartkids
It must depend on the area or the rep cause I...

It must depend on the area or the rep cause I just started on the program and I was told I can claim TWO food groups with combined dishes but not three. So for spaghetti I can either claim the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,818
Posted By iheartkids
That's drhe answer I was afraid of and what I...

That's drhe answer I was afraid of and what I keep telling my husband. Both parents work 2nd shift and since I'm not technically open 2nd shift me and the 2 grandmas take turns watching her. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,676
Posted By iheartkids
Some people have brought up some good things. I...

Some people have brought up some good things. I have in my contract that I can terminate at will at anytime. So I would just tell my parents that something personal came up and I can no longer do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,818
Posted By iheartkids
Why So Clingy!? I'm At My Wits End!

I have had my niece's daughter here since she was a year old and now at 20 months old she has become so clingy to me! I can't go 10 feet away from her or she starts screaming (and her cry about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,606
Posted By iheartkids
We are in the basement for everything; play,...

We are in the basement for everything; play, meals, art, naps. But on the days that I only have a couple kids we will go upstairs. I have my kids' toys upstairs and sometimes just a change in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,160
Posted By iheartkids
I agree 100% I can't wait for junior high so my...

I agree 100%
I can't wait for junior high so my daughter can start experiencing everything she wants. I regret not doing some things in school that were offered. But I do agree that when they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,815
Posted By iheartkids
I've always heard the "I don't want to listen to...

I've always heard the "I don't want to listen to them scream" excuse. I think that is the most popular. And I know parents are more lenient about rules at home such as jumping on the furniture and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,231
Posted By iheartkids
Ok, so I have plenty of those kindergarten...

Ok, so I have plenty of those kindergarten mats...I originally pushed two short file cabinets together and placed the mat on top of that but wasn't sure if that was considered safe since there are no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,231
Posted By iheartkids
What Is Considered A "Proper Changing Station"?

Currently I am just changing kids on the floor like I do my own kids. I don't really want a changing table because I have no place to put it. Any creative providers out there that do something other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,262
Posted By iheartkids
I am in a predicament with a teacher's family as...

I am in a predicament with a teacher's family as I come to think of the summer months. I told her that I would not charge her for the summer because I had a school age child that came last summer and...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-17-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,937
Posted By iheartkids
I am embarrassed about this with my daycare kids...

I am embarrassed about this with my daycare kids but unless I plan on mopping five times a day I can't stop it! I have laminate floors and I mop them every morning but the traffic from my husband in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,594
Posted By iheartkids
When during an conversation with an adult,...

When during an conversation with an adult, something they said gives you the urge to break out into a children's song. Or everything you do around the house requires a made-up song! My husband is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,586
Posted By iheartkids
I really didn't mean to come off as all centers...

I really didn't mean to come off as all centers are like that, but I worked with one perticular anal teacher. My daughter was basically raised there, which I am very greatful for being able to take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,586
Posted By iheartkids
I Am No Longer Doing Centers

One of my biggest struggles with starting my in home was trying to do centers with a variety of ages. I don't like having to keep them seperated because I think the different ages can learn a lot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 15,344
Posted By iheartkids
Wow, kind of feeling like Daycaremomof2 could use...

Wow, kind of feeling like Daycaremomof2 could use SOMEONE on her side. I also have 2 registered names because after I registered I decided I didn't like that part of my name was in my username AND I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,995
Posted By iheartkids
I am an RSVP forgetter. A lot of times I don't...

I am an RSVP forgetter. A lot of times I don't even remember or KNOW about the party till the day off and my daughter gets frantic about it. When I planned my daughter's 10th birthday I didn't know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,908
Posted By iheartkids
Ugh, Impetigo :(

I have a dck that has it all over their face. They've been on meds for it for 2 days now and technically that is supposed to be good but would you still take precautions? I've been having this kid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,501
Posted By iheartkids
I stopped reading after the third sentence... ...

I stopped reading after the third sentence...
Sometimes less is more in my opinion (as far as bragging about yourself)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,358
Posted By iheartkids
I would turn your kitchen set so it's not against...

I would turn your kitchen set so it's not against the wall. Move it closer to a corner and and on the opposite wall turn your awesome bench sideways (with the back to the dramatic playarea). There...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,808
Posted By iheartkids
Sounds to me like the dad is taking advantage of...

Sounds to me like the dad is taking advantage of the mom being in charge of payment. Is he aware there is a charge? Can you tell him that he is responsible for paying the inconvenience charge outside...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,912
Posted By iheartkids
My Family Got Hit With The Flu This Weekend

I closed on Friday because my LO had it and it is slowly going through everyone one by one. Here I sit on Saturday afternoon WISHING I would get sick so it can be over by Monday! I don't want to take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,332
Posted By iheartkids
Thanks! I will look into the shot clinics around...

Thanks! I will look into the shot clinics around here. I do want to eventually get everything up-to-date but this year has been hard financially. We got him into another vet that we heard was really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,332
Posted By iheartkids
What Are The Basic Shots Your Dog Needs For Daycare?

I feel like my veterinarian goes above what is basically needed. My dog will get so many shots with all these different names and we get charged close to $200. So I've been putting it off cause we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,391
Posted By iheartkids
I would be so much happier if I can let go of the...

I would be so much happier if I can let go of the big daycare crap like baby swings, bouncy seats, exercauser, bassinets, etc. What do you do with that stuff? I don't have a baby right now but what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2012, 12:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,560
Posted By iheartkids
My DH works 3rd so there are a lot of times in...

My DH works 3rd so there are a lot of times in the evenings he decides to take a "nap" before he goes into work. Conveniently this is usually the time I have to run errands or go grocery shopping! So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,191
Posted By iheartkids
This happened to me with a friend. If I have...

This happened to me with a friend. If I have someone else on my mind as I'm entering in my contact I tend to actually type that persons name in. So I was texting one friend venting about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,192
Posted By iheartkids
Any Daycares In Your Basement? How To Keep Warm?

It's not even that cold yet and we are feeling the winter in my basement/daycare. The upstairs has the sun shining bright thru the windows so it keeps that part of the house nice and warm, so then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,299
Posted By iheartkids
I am closed because schools are closed. I have a...

I am closed because schools are closed. I have a couple parents who acted annoyed by it and I'm not even taking it paid. When I explained that I'm having a "mother-daughter" day with DD then they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,083
Posted By iheartkids
This is ALL my son got for his first birthday! I...

This is ALL my son got for his first birthday! I don't mind a few but when Christmas came around I asked for more manipulative type toys. I told them my house was not big enough for all these (they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,412
Posted By iheartkids
Easy day for me! Two of my kids are out because...

Easy day for me! Two of my kids are out because of the school break, 1 cancelled today because the mom (who was smart) is recovering from having the flu and decided to take an extra day off work. So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,960
Posted By iheartkids
How To Get A Child To Stop Saying Shut Up!

I am at my wits end here. She has been coming here for 6 months and she has been consistently saying it since the beginning. It seriously was the first thing I could understand her saying. It started...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,907
Posted By iheartkids
My 10 year old daughter is responsible for dishes...

My 10 year old daughter is responsible for dishes every night and folding her own laundry and the towels. She keeps her own room clean on her own preference (I swear she reorganizes it every night!)....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 36,933
Posted By iheartkids
Christmas Crafts For 1 And 2 Year Olds

I'd like to have the kids make a couple keepsake Christmas items for the parents. Any ideas I can do with the kids ages 1 and 2?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,892
Posted By iheartkids
I guess you could call it breakfast or morning...

I guess you could call it breakfast or morning snack...I let the parents know I don't serve a big breakfast but I do feed them something about 8:00. It may be a bowl of cereal and juice, bagels and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,292
Posted By iheartkids
You just got me thinking of another great idea!...

You just got me thinking of another great idea! (my kids have tons of books already...) I'm going to wrap 25 gifts of "love". In each box will be a note written to my daughter of something special....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,272
Posted By iheartkids
Hmmm, I must have an oddball group of kids...

Hmmm, I must have an oddball group of kids because they all eat pretty much everything I make. I only have one child that if I tell her there is cheese in it she'll eat it...funny that she will just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,422
Posted By iheartkids
If I could have all babies I would! Once you get...

If I could have all babies I would! Once you get them on a nap routine that's TWO breaks a day I would get! haha! Where as older kids only take one nap! But really I think it is so much easier to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,388
Posted By iheartkids
I originally told my families that I was taking...

I originally told my families that I was taking Friday and Monday off PAID and Tuesday off unpaid. But I think I'm going to change my mind. I don't think I really need 5 days off.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,309
Posted By iheartkids
I saved formula cans for the longest time for...

I saved formula cans for the longest time for storage containers for craft items, but they are pretty bulky to store. I like the yogurt containers better cause then at least you can stack them inside...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,309
Posted By iheartkids
Before I Was a Daycare Provider...

I would throw away everything. Probably things the normal person wouldn't throw away. But now I see odds and ends of things in a new light and love getting creative ideas with it. My latest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,389
Posted By iheartkids
What about stuff that's not really a "toy" but...

What about stuff that's not really a "toy" but fun like a little pup tent and sleeping bag (he could "camp" in his room or in the summer take it outside to pretend play in). I'm getting my 1 year old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,504
Posted By iheartkids
My goal was to catergorize everything such as...

My goal was to catergorize everything such as blocks, dolls, etc. But I have so many odds and ends of toys that I don't really know how to organize them. And even though I much appreciate my friends'...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,504
Posted By iheartkids
Ugh! I Need More Storage!!

I don't know how I feel like I don't have enough stuff but yet I have too much stuff in my storage rooms! Where do you all store your daycare things??? I do my daycare in my finished basement/family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,771
Posted By iheartkids
I guess I am not too concerned about what they...

I guess I am not too concerned about what they use the days for or whether they provide a doctor's note. I was just wondering what an appropriate amount was. I was going to do 5 but was second...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,771
Posted By iheartkids
How Many Credit Days Per Year?

For those that do credit days for full time families, how many do you give a year? I was thinking of changing my policies to encourage parents to keep kids home when they are sick.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,430
Posted By iheartkids
Haha, that was my thought exactly!

Haha, that was my thought exactly!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 34,010
Posted By iheartkids
Gosh, I guess I don't think too "deeply" about...

Gosh, I guess I don't think too "deeply" about it. I don't think there is any psycological reason as far as "power" and "control". I just think of it as the child can't control their excitement to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,011
Posted By iheartkids
When you have the conversation with her maybe...

When you have the conversation with her maybe politely throw in there that she should find a provider closer to home for the children's well being. That no provider will probably take her kids with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,676
Posted By iheartkids
Gosh I'd Hate To Have Another Biting Thread But...

I've had a horrible day today! I had a new family start today and my 1 year old dkb bit their daughter once and my son TWICE! I don't see it coming cause it's not happening as a defense machinism...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,545
Posted By iheartkids
How Do You Charge For Teacher's Kids With Summers Off

I have an interview today with a teacher and I have never dealt with this situation before with having summers off. I REALLY want this family so I don't want to offer anything that will make her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,198
Posted By iheartkids
I think the kids think it's just constantly...

I think the kids think it's just constantly "daycare" around here and if they go home they are going to miss out on fun things the other kids are going to do. So I tell them "Soandso's mommy is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,035
Posted By iheartkids
I have a 90 lb intimidating looking dog. But my...

I have a 90 lb intimidating looking dog. But my daycare is downstairs and ever since I started it he doesn't even attempt to come down there (he's afraid of the baby gate). When parents are expected...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 25,041
Posted By iheartkids
Parents won't read it...or if they do they will...

Parents won't read it...or if they do they will turn every problem around on what YOU'RE doing wrong. Believe me, I've dealt with hundreds of families over the years and when their parenting skills...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,310
Posted By iheartkids
Great advice! I won't need it this year...

Great advice! I won't need it this year thankfully because I will only have a few kids and they are younger (non-candy eatting...hopefully)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,178
Posted By iheartkids
I've decided that if the behaviour can't be...

I've decided that if the behaviour can't be corrected at home some way then I don't bring it up unless they ask or it gets to be a problem. For example: I have a lil one that is constantly taking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,294
Posted By iheartkids
If you really can't stand this girl then just...

If you really can't stand this girl then just tell the mom it's not working out. Evidently you are not getting along with her and unless you change your mindset to HELP her instead of getting annoyed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,127
Posted By iheartkids
I know! I don't recall going to the doctor when I...

I know! I don't recall going to the doctor when I was little as much as these kids do. BUT my mom was a SAHM and took on the illness with "home remedies". But nowadays if you take time off of work to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,178
Posted By iheartkids
I'm pretty chatty with my daycare parents. They...

I'm pretty chatty with my daycare parents. They tell me about their day, I tell them about the kids' day. I don't shove them out the door...I like having a friendly relationship with them. There is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,127
Posted By iheartkids
How Did We Survive?

When I was growing up my family was pretty healthy but we did not have all the fancy cleaning products that are out now. We didn't have Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand gel, germ killing kleenex. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,210
Posted By iheartkids
Mine are not allowed on the furniture unless they...

Mine are not allowed on the furniture unless they are sitting looking at books are cuddling with me. They all seem to have the urge to stand and jump around when left unattended and I feel it's not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,210
Posted By iheartkids
Oh my gosh this is my husband also! He could care...

Oh my gosh this is my husband also! He could care less if there are doggy mud prints all over the floor or cobwebs hanging from the ceiling fans but he will PITCH A FIT if I leave a pile of mail on...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-17-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,451
Posted By iheartkids
I worked in a center where at first the infant...

I worked in a center where at first the infant room was 6 wks- 18 months (with the average amount of 20 kids!). THAT was crazy and I remember A LOT of aggressive behaviour from the older ones. Then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,237
Posted By iheartkids
Since everyone has hit the major key points that...

Since everyone has hit the major key points that are also the same reasons I love being home I'm going to take a different approach...
Why I love doing in home compared to working in a center...
1....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,326
Posted By iheartkids
Freakin' out! First home visit this week!

I've been doing this for 5 months now but haven't had anyone come out to the house yet. But they are finally coming this week for my first visit. I'm so nervous!! I hope it's more of an informational...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,731
Posted By iheartkids
Does anybody offer this to anyone outside of your...

Does anybody offer this to anyone outside of your daycare? As I was reading I thought this would be a great thing to advertise to friends on facebook. I know a lot of people who pay an astronomical...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,962
Posted By iheartkids
I figured you would all say that about my BIL :/...

I figured you would all say that about my BIL :/ I worry about all of that but I figured when it came to payments I could throw it back in their faces that his paycheck was always on time when he...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-06-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,510
Posted By iheartkids
This is exactly where I would start as a...

This is exactly where I would start as a parent...I would start weaning her off the soother. It's obviously causing more turmoil thru the night than restful sleep. Spend the time doing that, it will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,359
Posted By iheartkids
Anyone use the Norwex Envirocloths? A consultant...

Anyone use the Norwex Envirocloths? A consultant friend of mine says they kill 99.9% bacteria WITHOUT using cleaners. She is encouraging me to use these instead of spraying bleach. Just wondered...
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