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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,593
Posted By rmc20021
Rude School Mom's

I NEVER take my daycare kids anywhere...I think we have been out 3-4 times over the past 18 months and today I only had 2 kids, it was nice out so I decided we would go to the park for lunch today. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,353
Posted By rmc20021
When I handed my clients the letter yesterday I...

When I handed my clients the letter yesterday I explained to each one that it was in reference to issues not being followed in the policy and that everyone needs to read the policy through so they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,353
Posted By rmc20021
TWO Hours Late Arrival!!!

I JUST sent a letter home with the parents yesterday regarding communication...letting me know when they will be late or not coming. It's in my policy and the original reason for writing the letter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,148
Posted By rmc20021
Squeeze Bottles

I have been seeing a few projects online which needs squeeze bottles like the ketchup bottles you find in restaurants. Anybody know where these types of bottles can be found? I've never looked for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,121
Posted By rmc20021
I just did this a few weeks ago. Although it...

I just did this a few weeks ago. Although it didn't result in any immediate clients (and I'm in a very small town and was only open for about 5 hours on one day), I did have a preschool teacher say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,704
Posted By rmc20021
I don't have anything in my policy about it...

I don't have anything in my policy about it either...I should say I DIDN'T have anything in my policy about it. Due to one of my families no show/no call for 3 days, and having quit on me once before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,764
Posted By rmc20021
I had not thought about the mouthing...

I had not thought about the mouthing possibility...see, I'm already messing up. No...don't think this is gonna happen.

I'm a trained medical assistant (who worked in an allergy clinic, although...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,270
Posted By rmc20021
I just had a 5 yo dcb ask me today where I work...

I just had a 5 yo dcb ask me today where I work at???

When my daughter was little (2 yo), she used to call a phone "phone-alone". That was back when there were only landlines and every time the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,764
Posted By rmc20021
Severe Milk Allergy

I just received a message on my daycare facebook site asking about childcare for an 18 mo who has severe milk/milk product allergies. Mom states that even the minute amount of milk in hot dogs (never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,416
Posted By rmc20021
I'm sure it would depend on which state you're in...

I'm sure it would depend on which state you're in and what you're licensing rules are...but in Michigan it doesn't matter. If you have a child in care, no matter what the age then they count.

Now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,177
Posted By rmc20021
I would do the exact same thing...if you are...

I would do the exact same thing...if you are seeing any improvement then I'd continue doing what you're doing with (and FOR) the child...let dcm deal with her own issues at home...which obviously...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,480
Posted By rmc20021
All you do is go to the courthouse and ask to...

All you do is go to the courthouse and ask to file a claim in small claims court. There is a fee for it and I don't remember if you have to pay that up front and then get reimbursed for it when the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,480
Posted By rmc20021
I know...I totally agree and even though I was...

I know...I totally agree and even though I was giving them a lot of exceptions, I also made it clear to her what my expectations were and they still kept pushing the limits. I take full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,480
Posted By rmc20021
wow, wow, wow, wow, wow!!!! This mom is...

wow, wow, wow, wow, wow!!!!

This mom is blowing up my phone this morning with texts...first she said that any other daycare would not assume they were leaving because they had not shown up/called...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 102,075
Posted By rmc20021
I agree that the larger the group the easier it...

I agree that the larger the group the easier it really is...they entertain each other easier and if someone is having a difficult time with one child, they can always find another playmate.

I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 693
Posted By rmc20021
Tired DCB

My dcb just arrived at 7:30 am. His mom said he 'may' be tired and was telling me she was just lying him down for bed when a storm started here last night....it didn't start until 11 pm!!!

Why...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,480
Posted By rmc20021
Yes I have everything documented...there's not...

Yes I have everything documented...there's not that much because they never communicated ANYTHING...that was part of the problem. she left a voicemail saying she had tried to call me 800 times but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,480
Posted By rmc20021
I've Been Challenged...

As some of you may remember, I sent a final bill to a client who had not shown up for over 3 consecutive days as they had dropped once before without notice and left owing me money. I took them back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 902
Posted By rmc20021
Great news all the way around. I have 9...

Great news all the way around. I have 9 grandkids, and just had my second great granddaughter last Friday. Never a dull moment around here. Oh yeah...I have six kids of my own, that's why there's so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,675
Posted By rmc20021
I would have to notify mom that you are required...

I would have to notify mom that you are required to contact cps due to what dcg told you. Just to be on the safe side...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,569
Posted By rmc20021
Yeah...well he DID poop in his (diaper) this...

Yeah...well he DID poop in his (diaper) this morning. If he'd have had that mess in underwear (it was no means solid) I'd have been one unhappy provider and I think the parents would have heard a few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,569
Posted By rmc20021
I absolutely love this idea...I'm going to do...

I absolutely love this idea...I'm going to do this. There's no way some of the parents read the handbook when they are constantly not following my policies...even though I have an entire sheet for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,569
Posted By rmc20021
You Can Tell It's Monday...

No, wait...it's not Monday, but it sure feels like it.

Dcm brought 2.5 yo dcb in this morning with underwear. HE IS NOT POTTY TRAINED!!! No where close to even thinking about it.

Dcb runs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,319
Posted By rmc20021
I do the exact same thing. I just raised my rates...

I do the exact same thing. I just raised my rates in my handbook and low and behold, when a new potential client called last week and asked my rates, I stopped and thought a second and told her my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By rmc20021
Well, it's been fun...

Back to work tomorrow...who's looking forward to it?

I had such a nice, peaceful...yet busy weekend and hate to see it come to an end. Just glad it's going to be a short week as the kids are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,620
Posted By rmc20021
I did this with my preschoolers while the sa kids...

I did this with my preschoolers while the sa kids were in school and it looked so real, we just had to play a trick on the sa kids so we dished it up and set it out at snack time when they arrived...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,742
Posted By rmc20021
Yup there's a full moon...and the kid's behaviors...

Yup there's a full moon...and the kid's behaviors proved it. Mine was horrible also and I had to keep mine separated into centers as well
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,059
Posted By rmc20021
Haha...same here. Except when my dck's know I'm...

Haha...same here. Except when my dck's know I'm upset with them, they will tell me they love me. Guess they think that makes it all better...and it does
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,048
Posted By rmc20021
Gonna have an early day today...

All my kids are getting picked up early today...what a great way to start a long weekend.

Going Camping...and then someplace I let my daughter talk me into called Turkeyville. Sounds like fun.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By rmc20021
Sometimes when my kids are too loud...and I had...

Sometimes when my kids are too loud...and I had (key word: HAD) a boy who never spoke in a normal voice, he was always yelling when he spoke, I would have the kids whisper. I would whisper to them....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By rmc20021
I would hope not...I have custody of my two...

I would hope not...I have custody of my two grandkids and I allow my 10 yo granddaughter to go anywhere, even off the grounds, the same as she would if there were no dck's present.

I don't think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,862
Posted By rmc20021
I totally respect other people's...

I totally respect other people's opinions...that's why we're such a great group of people, we learn from one another. I just don't think I could ever come up with a plan that would work this type of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By rmc20021
I gave term notice to dcp's of my two sa boys...

I gave term notice to dcp's of my two sa boys about a month ago...actually hoping they would pull them before school got out. No such luck. Dcm told me they would stay until school is out. I even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By rmc20021
This Is Driving Me Crazy...

Am I the only one who gets so annoyed at dck's making all kinds of unnecessary noises? I mean I have no problems with them talking non-stop. I have no problem with them laughing and playing.

But...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,391
Posted By rmc20021
This was what my thoughts were...I didn't want to...

This was what my thoughts were...I didn't want to impose and make things more difficulte for the residents as well as the clean up crews...kinda like an auto accident on the highway where everyone is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,000
Posted By rmc20021
Nope...there are no late fees or penalties if you...

Nope...there are no late fees or penalties if you get a refund. Only if you owe the IRS money.

Last year I didn't file until August because I was planning on buying a car in September. I did it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,000
Posted By rmc20021
$400.00 To File Taxes!!!!

I knew I would be getting a refund on my taxes this year as I just reopend January 2012 and only had 1 child for 10 months and another one for 3 months of the year. I am able to claim my two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,862
Posted By rmc20021
If it's not fair to the full timers that a part...

If it's not fair to the full timers that a part timer who doesn't pay for a holiday for which they normally do not come, then how is it fair to a part timer to have to pay for days they would not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By rmc20021
I would so love to be closed today and be able to...

I would so love to be closed today and be able to lie in bed. I have a really bad bladder infection and am in so much pain...and no insurance to go to the doctor.

It's nothing contagious, but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,391
Posted By rmc20021
I am in SW part of MI... I feel so horrible...

I am in SW part of MI...

I feel so horrible because I just had a garage sale 2 weeks ago and GAVE AWAY 6 garbage bags of clothes when I was done with the sale. I could have taken those with me had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,384
Posted By rmc20021
40 years ago when my oldest kids were little, it...

40 years ago when my oldest kids were little, it was the thing every parent used on their babies. Some time after that it became an issue with particles getting into the lungs so some people went to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,089
Posted By rmc20021
If you are expecting full payment from the...

If you are expecting full payment from the subsidy, I wouldn't even bother with her any more. I'm not familiar with how your state handles subsidy payments, but in Michigan we submit the amount of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,391
Posted By rmc20021
Driving Through Moore OK On Vacation

I posted a week or so ago about the road trip I'll be taking with my grandkids from Michigan to Texas. We had planned to take one route down there and a different one back. The trip down would take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By rmc20021
Personally I would not allow back packs. Kids...

Personally I would not allow back packs. Kids always seem to hide stuff in them and then are trying to get into the backpacks throughout the day.

I have school aged kids (for right now...not much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By rmc20021
And at least this young high school girl was...

And at least this young high school girl was responsible enough to give you notice...something a lot of older adults haven't seemed to grasp yet.

You'll have ups and downs...hang in there, it will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,004
Posted By rmc20021
This is something that is quite common for kids...

This is something that is quite common for kids this age. When it happens to our own child, we feel bad...but when it happens to someone else's child in our care, we feel even worse.

I know with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By rmc20021
I have a confession

I don't feel well today...nothing contagious, just a major bladder infection that is making me feel horrible and I didn't sleep well last night from the pain.

So today, every single thing is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,211
Posted By rmc20021
He is really too young for a letter per se, but...

He is really too young for a letter per se, but what I would do is every day when dcm/dcd picks up, I would elaborate on something he did very well that day...even if it's something as simple as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,912
Posted By rmc20021
I don't have that problem with the kids I have...

I don't have that problem with the kids I have now, but when I had daycare many years ago, there was one girl who started that trend within my daycare.

Every single time she did not get her way,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,673
Posted By rmc20021
I agree...children who go into foster care...

I agree...children who go into foster care usually need more/different kind of care than kids who come from loving, caring, stable families.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,211
Posted By rmc20021
I used to work at the local middle school with...

I used to work at the local middle school with students in the 6-8th grade age range. I started observing some of the kids behaviors and realized that the ONLY time parents were notified of what was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,684
Posted By rmc20021
I guess I would have to assume you are not using...

I guess I would have to assume you are not using childcare then since you cannot afford it. I just have to wonder how you are managing to work if you don't have someone to care for your child, and if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,262
Posted By rmc20021
What time does your first child arrive? ...

What time does your first child arrive?

Mine doesn't arrive until 7:30. My alarm is set for 6, but I don't actually get out of bed until 6:30, then I get ready for the day. At 7 am I get my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 611
Posted By rmc20021
If tomorrow is another day like today...

If my dck's behave the way they did today when they get here tomorrow, they just might become part of my decor...I'll hang them from the ceilings and the walls. LOL

Oh my gosh, what a day!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 912
Posted By rmc20021
DCM Yelled At DCB

I knew it was coming...dcm gets here at pick up and after sending dcb in a new white shirt and new white shoes, she YELLS at him asking him WHY he wore those things to daycare.

He just turned 4 in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,177
Posted By rmc20021
Wow...that's a tough one. They are all big to me,...

Wow...that's a tough one. They are all big to me, and they all happen all the time. Guess I'd have to say paying on time. No wait...being late picking up. Ummmm, no...maybe it's sending a sick kid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By rmc20021
I have one today that sounds just like that. He...

I have one today that sounds just like that. He has been a pistol all morning and it was very obvious he had gotten to bed late last night. He even resorted to biting another child...something he's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,337
Posted By rmc20021
I know it's frustrating...but had to laugh as it...

I know it's frustrating...but had to laugh as it reminds me of when my girls were little.

I had left my dh in charge and came home to discover my 3 yo had all her beautiful wavy long hair chopped...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By rmc20021
Uhhhhhggggg!!!!!! He just vomited all...

Uhhhhhggggg!!!!!!


He just vomited all over...when it first started coming out, it was alllllL CLEAR mucous...exactly like all the snot he had going all over the place last Thursday. Then he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By rmc20021
DCB Who Was NOT Sick

Last week I had a dcb who had the worst runny nose ever in the history of runny noses...was running down his arm and everything he touched. I told mom I thought it was probably just allergies and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,115
Posted By rmc20021
I don't USUALLY have a problem with that, but...

I don't USUALLY have a problem with that, but today I have one dcb who was out last week for vacation and today he has been absolutely horrible.

It's obvious he went to bed late last night and he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,497
Posted By rmc20021
I signed up for checkinkids also...love it so...

I signed up for checkinkids also...love it so far, except I forgot to use it this morning...what do you do then? This would have been my first day. Can you go in and change or add a time that is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,741
Posted By rmc20021
I have the same problems with my sa kids...that's...

I have the same problems with my sa kids...that's why I don't like that age. I have two that will be leaving when school gets out (at my request) and another who is a sib to a preschooler who starts...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-20-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 336,923
Posted By rmc20021
An unlicensed daycare would be one in which the...

An unlicensed daycare would be one in which the state allows a provider to operate business being unlicensed.

An illegal daycare would be one where the state does NOT allow a provider to care for...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-20-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,180
Posted By rmc20021
I would probably have done the same thing as you...

I would probably have done the same thing as you as far as pulling my child if I had not given permission to transport. It is a safety concern...that's why we as providers are supposed to have the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By rmc20021
Yup...already. We have had a very wet spring so...

Yup...already. We have had a very wet spring so they are horrid. I think I'm going to try spraying for them every few days and only go outside in the middle of the day. I noticed they weren't as bad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By rmc20021
Mosquito's!!!

We were out in my back yard the other day and the mosquito's were SOOOOOO bad we had to come inside. There is no way I plan on staying inside all summer, and I'm sure when things ever dry out they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,819
Posted By rmc20021
I'm going to do this also. I have tubs with sand...

I'm going to do this also. I have tubs with sand and some with fill dirt but I think I'll get some regular potting soil (don't think that's as messy as the fill dirt) and let them go at it.

This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,441
Posted By rmc20021
Honestly, I don't think she thinks I'm that...

Honestly, I don't think she thinks I'm that stupid...it's just that she really is clueless. This poor mom is not all there. I feel bad for her in a way, but I really do feel she honestly believes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,441
Posted By rmc20021
Yeah...she came for pickup and mentioned he NEVER...

Yeah...she came for pickup and mentioned he NEVER throws up at home, only at my house.

That was when I told her SA dcg told me he threw up last night...she didn't know what to say then, but was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,441
Posted By rmc20021
Yeah...He's NOT Sick!!!

Ughhhhhh, I am so angry right now. Dcb had the worst runny nose I've ever seen in a child all day yesterday with snot running down his arm and all over everything. I told mom I believed it to just be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,730
Posted By rmc20021
Yeah...I'm in MI also. I'm in the SW part, how...

Yeah...I'm in MI also. I'm in the SW part, how about you?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,109
Posted By rmc20021
Thank you everyone...we didn't find much in the...

Thank you everyone...we didn't find much in the line of great deals. I found a whole basket of rubber stamps and ink pads though and many, many new books but that was it.

I ended up with only one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,109
Posted By rmc20021
My idea of a fun birthday...

It's my 60th birthday...I usually never mention my birthday, but it just feels so weird to think that 30 years ago I'd never have even given today a thought. And it also seems so weird to think I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,730
Posted By rmc20021
Not My Business, BUT....

I know it's really not my business...yet it is. I just checked CL as I was going to renew my ad and saw a local ad for a 31 yo mom who has decided to stay home with her kids and start her own daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,773
Posted By rmc20021
So I'm kind of in a similar situation, with the...

So I'm kind of in a similar situation, with the exception of a lawyer phone call. My dcf did not show or call for 3 days so I sent them a letter requesting payment as well as early term fees as I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By rmc20021
You will learn as you go as to what works best...

You will learn as you go as to what works best for you, your family and your business. I think most people start out by accepting whoever they can get, at whatever hours they can get just to get kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,372
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Has he eaten anything acidic...such as ketchup? I...

Has he eaten anything acidic...such as ketchup? I have a boy who when he has something like that he will get a rash all around his mouth...not nearly that severe but he usually doesn't get it that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 06:23 PM
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Views: 998
Posted By rmc20021
Unfortunately the mosquito's were so bad this...

Unfortunately the mosquito's were so bad this afternoon we weren't able to stay outside for long.

The one dcb played in it but never really got his hands into it. The others had a few minutes of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 12:11 PM
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Views: 1,224
Posted By rmc20021
I've been trying to teach them to use a kleenex...

I've been trying to teach them to use a kleenex and clean their hands as well...but when it gets to the point it's actually running down their arms it's time to do something more than hand them a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 11:28 AM
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Views: 998
Posted By rmc20021
We're Playing In The Mud

I have set up tubs for the kids to play in mud this afternoon after snack. I bought fill dirt from the store and until we use it, it is covered.

I have no doubt one dcm will not like the idea of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 11:22 AM
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Views: 686
Posted By rmc20021
I have a 3 yo who I can't understand 90% of the...

I have a 3 yo who I can't understand 90% of the time when he DOES speak. He hardly ever does, but when he does, it sounds NOTHING like what he tries to say and it's only one word, never 2 words put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 11:18 AM
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Views: 2,012
Posted By rmc20021
I had interanal shingles....the pain was the most...

I had interanal shingles....the pain was the most horrific I've EVER felt, and I've given birth to 6 very healthy babies (including a 12 pounder) and had multiple surgeries.

Hope she feels better...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 10:16 AM
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Posted By rmc20021
That's pretty much what I've been having...out of...

That's pretty much what I've been having...out of 4 kids, two have been having greenish discharge and this one has been clear....ALL WEEK LONG...but today has been the absolute worst.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 09:38 AM
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Views: 1,224
Posted By rmc20021
I only have clear runny nose is ok since it could...

I only have clear runny nose is ok since it could be due to teething. But this boy is 5 yo so I know it's not teething. I believe it's allergies so I don't feel comfortable saying he has to go home,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 08:59 AM
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Views: 1,224
Posted By rmc20021
Getting Ridiculous

I posted a little while ago about the 'snot' issues here. One boy's nose has been running NON STOP all morning. Just now, I had to clean up his arm because it was so bad it RAN down his arm from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By rmc20021
Fortunately I don't have any dck's who do this,...

Fortunately I don't have any dck's who do this, but I am also severely sensitive to cologne's and cigarette smoke. I get instantly congested and headache and neauseous if I'm around someone who reeks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By rmc20021
My daughter lives in Arlington...that's not too...

My daughter lives in Arlington...that's not too far from there, is it? I'm hoping to move to Texas someday soon also.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 07:28 AM
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Views: 648
Posted By rmc20021
Sick of Snot!!!!

That is not a word I usually use, but oh my gosh I AM SO SICK of it this week. I have 4 boys and every one of them have had noses running down to their chins!!!

Some are green, and others are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 11:33 AM
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Views: 606
Posted By rmc20021
I usually do one of two things...start up centers...

I usually do one of two things...start up centers and separate them, or tell them if there's no blood or broken bones then I don't want to hear it, to worry about themselves and what THEY are doing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 11:28 AM
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Views: 749
Posted By rmc20021
My BIG Mouth....

I should have kept my mouth shut yesterday when I posted about my wonderful nappers.

Today, they have been asleep about an hour and they're ALL up already. We spent all morning outside running...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,620
Posted By rmc20021
They have this same one in blue...just as cute...

They have this same one in blue...just as cute and the boys wouldn't think it was too girly and the girls would't think much more about it than it's a pretty blue color.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,620
Posted By rmc20021
When I had daycare while my two youngest...

When I had daycare while my two youngest daughters were little, I did that all the time. I'd get them 'birthday' and 'Christmas' gifts which I would not normally have spent that much money on and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,233
Posted By rmc20021
Congratulations....I'm going to try to increase...

Congratulations....I'm going to try to increase also when I close out my foster care license. Hoping before the school year begins.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,951
Posted By rmc20021
I have something similar going on with my 4/5...

I have something similar going on with my 4/5 yo's. One child in particular. I will tell them it's time to pick the toys up before lunch and the one boy especially will say "and then we have nap,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By rmc20021
If I had that option, they couldn't pay me enough...

If I had that option, they couldn't pay me enough to take on 2 boys that age...brothers no less. I have two brothers who are 5 and 9 and ALLLLLL they do is argue and fight. And they are constantly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,707
Posted By rmc20021
Out of everything I've ever used I liked the pea...

Out of everything I've ever used I liked the pea gravel best. I had a rule though that the rocks stayed on the ground...they liked to throw it UP the slide. My playground was fenced off so little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,571
Posted By rmc20021
Hmmmm, I like this idea. Think I'll check into...

Hmmmm, I like this idea. Think I'll check into it. I'm going to be having 3 full time spots I need to fill within the next few weeks so gotta get moving.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By rmc20021
Ditto...The one arriving second may be doing some...

Ditto...The one arriving second may be doing some of it due to the response she's getting from mom. I'm sure she's somewhat apprehensive, but some of it may be put on too.

Some kids just don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,473
Posted By rmc20021
Ummmmm....I'm gonna tell!!! LOL Oh shoot, I...

Ummmmm....I'm gonna tell!!! LOL

Oh shoot, I can't do that!!! I had a Snickers I found in my Mother's Day gifts I'd forgotten about and once I laid eyes on it, there was no turning back. I didn't...
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