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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 741
Posted By Rockgirl
lololol!!!

lololol!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 413
Posted By Rockgirl
A two year old has no concept of time. If dcm is...

A two year old has no concept of time. If dcm is asking what he had for lunch today, he doesnít even understand what that means. Ever notice how young kids say ďyesterdayĒ for any day in the past?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 803
Posted By Rockgirl
The coat rack looks like a perfect solution. Next...

The coat rack looks like a perfect solution. Next week you can just silently point to it as he walks through the door. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By Rockgirl
Years ago, I served apple juice with snack a few...

Years ago, I served apple juice with snack a few days per week. The gallon jugs of juice I bought did resemble a jug of pine-sol, so I can see it happening. Thank goodness the kids werenít harmed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 24,464
Posted By Rockgirl
Apparently, things were just too peaceful around...

Apparently, things were just too peaceful around here for too many days! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By Rockgirl
Youíd think they would have smelled it while...

Youíd think they would have smelled it while pouring!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By Rockgirl
Another Reason to Not Serve Juice...

https://start.att.net/news/read/category/news%20/article/newser-preschoolers_served_pinesol_during_snack_time-rnewsernor

:eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,438
Posted By Rockgirl
We’re familiar with the concept! :D

We’re familiar with the concept! :D
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-30-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 59,350
Posted By Rockgirl
Looks like all the previous comments have been...

Looks like all the previous comments have been deleted, but this morning there was one that said something like ďa bruise is lawsuit material.Ē And another about ďkids wonít even remember their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 437
Posted By Rockgirl
Itís like hitting a reset button!

Itís like hitting a reset button!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 437
Posted By Rockgirl
My go-to when things get crazy is to grab a stack...

My go-to when things get crazy is to grab a stack of books, sit down, and start reading out loud. Itís like magic.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,162
Posted By Rockgirl
I wish Iíd had this forum when I started out!

I wish Iíd had this forum when I started out!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By Rockgirl
Iíd start with the school officer, and if that...

Iíd start with the school officer, and if that didnít work, Iíd call the police. Throwing rocks and pushing a child into the street is nothing to mess around with! Good luck.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,162
Posted By Rockgirl
Pre-Backbone Stories

For most of us, it has taken awhile to develop our backbones and say NO to ridiculous parent requests. Anyone want to share stories of what they used to tolerate and accommodate?

Iíll start. When...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By Rockgirl
Hope your day improves!

Hope your day improves!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By Rockgirl
What works for me? To never have an odd number of...

What works for me? To never have an odd number of girls. :D

Sorry, I do understand....I had a group of three who were on a Regina George level of mean to each other. They aged out and went off to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By Rockgirl
I totally agree!

I totally agree!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,350
Posted By Rockgirl
Parents should always read policies before...

Parents should always read policies before enrolling. If the program doesnít fit their needs, or they strongly disagree with the policies, they shouldnít enroll there. Itís that simple. Parents do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By Rockgirl
I have a recurring dream....actually a nightmare....

I have a recurring dream....actually a nightmare. Itís naptime, and I have 10-12 kids running wild. No one will go to their matsóitís just total chaos.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,439
Posted By Rockgirl
Iíd tell them to guarantee their spot upon...

Iíd tell them to guarantee their spot upon return, theyíd have to pay. If they choose not to pay, theyíd take a chance on not having a spot to return to. And Iíd fill the spot!
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-08-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By Rockgirl
Welcome from a fellow Texan!

Welcome from a fellow Texan!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By Rockgirl
Lol! Iíll admit, though, it didnít sound very...

Lol! Iíll admit, though, it didnít sound very good. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By Rockgirl
So did I!! :D

So did I!! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By Rockgirl
Iíve been grabbing a stack of books, and without...

Iíve been grabbing a stack of books, and without saying a word, sit on the floor and start reading aloud. In no time, theyíre all there listening. After a book or two, we reset and regroup.
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 11-06-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By Rockgirl
Thanks, Josie! Iíll check her books out.

Thanks, Josie! Iíll check her books out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Rockgirl
This is what I was thinking. If I were to do it,...

This is what I was thinking. If I were to do it, it would be only for new enrollees. But yeah, if they want to be gone, bye-bye.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 696
Posted By Rockgirl
Assuming youíre the same unregistered poster...

Assuming youíre the same unregistered poster throughout this thread and the ĎI love youí one, youíre the one issuing personal attacks. The only one, in fact.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By Rockgirl
Same here. I havenít had anyone inconsiderate...

Same here. I havenít had anyone inconsiderate enough to leave suddenly in years, but if they did, itís on to the next one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By Rockgirl
Everyone gets a wet cloth when they finish...

Everyone gets a wet cloth when they finish eating. They clean themselves, then I help the ones who didnít get quite clean.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 696
Posted By Rockgirl
Honestly, I donít experience more than just the...

Honestly, I donít experience more than just the normal and expected wear and tear. It does help that I have a separate daycare spaceóthey donít spend much time in my familyís areas of the house. But...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By Rockgirl
And late-in-the-day raisins all around!! ...

And late-in-the-day raisins all around!!

Iím not far behind you. Dhís 50th is NYE, and Iím the following Dec.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By Rockgirl
Things have calmed down considerably, but Iím...

Things have calmed down considerably, but Iím standing by my decision! Lol. BC, was yesterday your birthday, or is it today? Happy birthday, either way! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By Rockgirl
I Can’t Be the Only One....

I just set a reminder in my phone calendar to be closed Nov. 1 of next year. :D I always say Iím going to do it, but I donít think about it in time to give ample notice. I set the reminder for Aug....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,998
Posted By Rockgirl
Can we be best friends? No jokeóthose are some of...

Can we be best friends? No jokeóthose are some of my favorite pandora stations! Iím with you on the childrenís music. Like an ice pick to the eardrum!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By Rockgirl
Sounds like a good solution! :)

Sounds like a good solution! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 313
Posted By Rockgirl
Spaghetti with meat sauce, corn, carrot chips, &...

Spaghetti with meat sauce, corn, carrot chips, & milk.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 340
Posted By Rockgirl
It depends on the season. In the summer, we spend...

It depends on the season. In the summer, we spend the entire morning outside, then stay in for the afternoon, since itís so hot. Right now, weíre going out late morning and for an hour or more after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 787
Posted By Rockgirl
I can see both sides. On one hand, we hear...

I can see both sides.

On one hand, we hear stories on the news of home daycares having 20-30 kids, and we say, ďWhy are parents leaving their children there? Thereís no way they didnít know there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By Rockgirl
Josie, if that dcm brings up the potluck again,...

Josie, if that dcm brings up the potluck again, ask her when sheíd like to host it in her home!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By Rockgirl
Iíve recently gotten my mojo back (mostly), after...

Iíve recently gotten my mojo back (mostly), after feeling like you described for several years. I was super stressed out and sad from things going on in my life...my mom and brother both passed away...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By Rockgirl
I get what youíre saying. I donít want the mess,...

I get what youíre saying. I donít want the mess, either, though. I prefer providing them myself, and not worrying about them bringing extra boots on wet days.

I hadnít thought of zulilyóthanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By Rockgirl
Thanks! I may try some thrift stores first, and...

Thanks! I may try some thrift stores first, and go from there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By Rockgirl
Providing Rubber Boots?

Weíve had quite a bit of rain lately, and have had to stay inside a few times, due to mud and wet grass. Iím thinking of buying rubber boots in various sizes to keep here. I know I could have parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By Rockgirl
I felt sure youíd give him the food after...

I felt sure youíd give him the food after attempting to have him ask. Itís hard to know what to do. We just want them to do what theyíre capable of, and so many times, theyíre capable of more than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By Rockgirl
He may not have to ask at home...everything might...

He may not have to ask at home...everything might be just handed to him.

I model what I want them to say, and eventually they get it. If a toddler is pointing at his water cup, I say, ďDrink,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 261,576
Posted By Rockgirl
We have a great routine going on here lately....

We have a great routine going on here lately. After being in a bit of a funk the last few months, Iím really enjoying daycare again. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By Rockgirl
I just entered meals with no problems.

I just entered meals with no problems.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,299
Posted By Rockgirl
Iím thinking that if dcd can make it be your...

Iím thinking that if dcd can make it be your fault, then itís not theirs.

I like BCís response about not seeing the behaviors with you and leaving it at that. If dcd continues to press it, maybe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By Rockgirl
This actually does help!

This actually does help!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Rockgirl
Hahaólove it! :D

Hahaólove it! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Rockgirl
Thatís when I randomly reward those who are...

Thatís when I randomly reward those who are acting appropriately. Something small....a sticker, stamp, or even a couple of fruit snacks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 769
Posted By Rockgirl
Glad he was receptive! Dcb will feel better in...

Glad he was receptive! Dcb will feel better in clean clothes, too.

The only thing I wouldíve done differently is discussing it with grandma before dcd. I would have talked to him first, and tried...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 198,175
Posted By Rockgirl
2 yr old dcg has REALLY gross poopy diapers,...

2 yr old dcg has REALLY gross poopy diapers, usually twice a day. Yesterday when I was changing her, I said (under my breath....I didnít even think she heard), ďWowówhat are you eating at home?Ē
...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-26-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By Rockgirl
Assuming the playground is safe, Iíd have them...

Assuming the playground is safe, Iíd have them out there as much as possible. They need it, and it should help with the extra energy they have.

I agree with using a firm voice, and you will have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By Rockgirl
Iím guessing itís to encourage them to take steps...

Iím guessing itís to encourage them to take steps and hear the squeaks.

Kind of silly for a 4 yr old, in my opinion!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By Rockgirl
See if the squeakers are removable. I think most...

See if the squeakers are removable. I think most are!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By Rockgirl
My last couple of enrollees have paid upfront,...

My last couple of enrollees have paid upfront, but theyíve showed up on the first day without an immunization record. Itís in my written policies that I can NOT accept a child into care without an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 873
Posted By Rockgirl
That question, and the question of what, exactly,...

That question, and the question of what, exactly, he is seeking. He said itís not money, so.....what?
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-11-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 800
Posted By Rockgirl
My rep told me on her last visit that now the...

My rep told me on her last visit that now the whole grain goldfish crackers donít meet the requirement for whole grain. Theyíre still allowed, but not to be claimed as whole grain.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By Rockgirl
Me personally....of course I would report if I...

Me personally....of course I would report if I believed children were in danger or being neglected. But in the cases of the meal patterns and things like that, I wouldnít. The food program or state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By Rockgirl
This exactly. And not saying you shouldnít...

This exactly.

And not saying you shouldnít have asked the child if she was still mad, but I wouldnít have even acknowledged that. I would have just gone about my business and let it be her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Rockgirl
Iíd tuck her in snugly with her blanket, and sit...

Iíd tuck her in snugly with her blanket, and sit by her cot with your hand on her back. When she gets up, lay her back down and calmly say, ďnight night.Ē Repeat, repeat, repeat.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-29-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By Rockgirl
Kids are funny! My son slept with a notebook of...

Kids are funny! My son slept with a notebook of football trading cards at that age. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By Rockgirl
I know that feeling of dread, seeing a family...

I know that feeling of dread, seeing a family like that pull into the driveway in the mornings....itís miserable! How did you handle the term, and how did dcm respond?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,928
Posted By Rockgirl
Wonder how OP handled this....five years ago! Lol

Wonder how OP handled this....five years ago! Lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By Rockgirl
Mine say their goodbyes at the front door. In my...

Mine say their goodbyes at the front door. In my opinion, itís best if parents actually say goodbye to their children, and not try sneaking out while theyíre distracted. Iíd definitely put a stop to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By Rockgirl
Itís disappointing that the directors are...

Itís disappointing that the directors are allowing this. If dcm insists on staying at drop off, I donít see how the situation will improve. Dcm should consider a nannyósheís clearly not ready for her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By Rockgirl
Looking for a New Easel

For years, I had the double-sided acrylic easel from DSS, and we loved it. We eventually wore it out, and Iíd love to buy another one, but Iím not really wanting to fork over $157 for it. Do any of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,215
Posted By Rockgirl
Iíd think that would have you covered, but you...

Iíd think that would have you covered, but you may want to add more specifics for any new families coming in. Have you addressed the issue with dcm yet? Hopefully youíve documented the late...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,215
Posted By Rockgirl
What does your contract say about late pickups?

What does your contract say about late pickups?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,215
Posted By Rockgirl
Thanks for clarifying. I wasnít sure if it would...

Thanks for clarifying. I wasnít sure if it would hold up, but this actually came up in a food program training a few years ago, and a provider said her licensing rep had given her the info. Sounds...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,215
Posted By Rockgirl
We were told in a training that it is acceptable...

We were told in a training that it is acceptable to word it something like: ďI do not have the staff to meet the childís needs.Ē
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,908
Posted By Rockgirl
After all these years in daycare, I donít even...

After all these years in daycare, I donít even attempt to understand their logic when it comes to things like this.

I donít give them all those choices when Iím preparing food....I donít want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By Rockgirl
I agree with this. My son was doing the same when...

I agree with this. My son was doing the same when he was 6-7. I started having him go to his room when the first parent pulled up for pickup, and he stayed till everyone was gone. After awhile, he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,300
Posted By Rockgirl
Okay....bye.

Okay....bye.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By Rockgirl
Itís the same here! Itís exhausting, huh?

Itís the same here! Itís exhausting, huh?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,300
Posted By Rockgirl
The bottom line here is that these are your...

The bottom line here is that these are your children, and you have the right to feel uncomfortable, when it comes to their care. It doesnít mean the provider will change anything if this is a legal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,044
Posted By Rockgirl
I canít get over the part where dcm hadn't...

I canít get over the part where dcm hadn't expected baby to poop that day! Sorry, OP, I donít mean to make light of the situation, but what a ridiculous dcm!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By Rockgirl
Maybe start out by saying a small detail about...

Maybe start out by saying a small detail about the babyís day when the parent comes for pickup. ďHe really enjoyed his food todayĒ or ďSheís trying so hard to scootóit wonít be long now!Ē

It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 864
Posted By Rockgirl
Iíve had a cranberry one that was really good!

Iíve had a cranberry one that was really good!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 864
Posted By Rockgirl
Dos Equis in a frozen mug with lime for me! I...

Dos Equis in a frozen mug with lime for me! I donít think dcm & child had even touched the door handle of their car by the time I was pouring.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By Rockgirl
I used to subscribe to Weekly Reader for the...

I used to subscribe to Weekly Reader for the preschool age group. Each issue came with a huge teacherís edition, and I had lots of them laminated. They are really nice postersóreal photographs that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,370
Posted By Rockgirl
Do you have that written into your contract? Iím...

Do you have that written into your contract? Iím honestly curious....no snark intended. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,370
Posted By Rockgirl
This is a great idea! And youíre likely to...

This is a great idea! And youíre likely to attract the type of client who wants to spend time with their children.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,370
Posted By Rockgirl
Honestly, Iíve separated myself from any...

Honestly, Iíve separated myself from any thoughts/feelings about where parents are and what they are doing during daycare hours. As long as I can reach a parent in case of emergency, I really donít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By Rockgirl
Iíd replace them ASAP. And definitely put a...

Iíd replace them ASAP. And definitely put a contract in place going forward. Good luck!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 679
Posted By Rockgirl
Iíd go with ďI still have a few families to...

Iíd go with ďI still have a few families to interview before I make a decision. Iíll let you know by XX date.Ē
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 679
Posted By Rockgirl
Youíre right to trust your gut! Theyíve already...

Youíre right to trust your gut! Theyíve already shown you that they donít value your time. That would have carried over into the daycare relationship.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,812
Posted By Rockgirl
I do think dcm jumped the gun by calling...

I do think dcm jumped the gun by calling licensing. But I donít think sheís being unreasonable to expect to occasionally see the daycare space. Especially since it sounds like she was initially told...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 858
Posted By Rockgirl
Oh well! Let that be her problem. Two weeks is...

Oh well! Let that be her problem. Two weeks is plenty of time.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-25-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 800
Posted By Rockgirl
Correcting myself. If the first ingredient is a...

Correcting myself. If the first ingredient is a whole grain and the next two grain ingredients are creditable, including enriched grains, it counts as whole grain.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-25-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 800
Posted By Rockgirl
They are available here. Looking at the...

They are available here. Looking at the ingredients, though....I donít think they meet the requirements for a whole grain, as defined by our latest fp training. I will have to look over my paperwork...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 05-25-2018, 11:46 AM
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Views: 518
Posted By Rockgirl
Thanks! Iíll check it out. Iím always looking for...

Thanks! Iíll check it out. Iím always looking for something newóthis sounds like a good one!
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-25-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 800
Posted By Rockgirl
I meant the graham crackers, cheezits, regular...

I meant the graham crackers, cheezits, regular goldfish, etc. Those arenít whole-grain, but are still payable as a grain if thereís been a whole grain served during the day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By Rockgirl
On water days, my kids come in their water...

On water days, my kids come in their water clothes with the first application of sunblock on. Iím in Texasóit warms up early, so they do water play mid-morning until almost lunchtime. Then thereís...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-25-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 800
Posted By Rockgirl
Here, those are approved, but donít count as a...

Here, those are approved, but donít count as a whole-grain component. I serve them sometimes if weíve already had a whole grain that day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,793
Posted By Rockgirl
I also need to know!!

I also need to know!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,422
Posted By Rockgirl
That was my first thought. Daveís theory...

That was my first thought.

Daveís theory makes total sense.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,149
Posted By Rockgirl
I wouldnít worry about it! I often have food in...

I wouldnít worry about it! I often have food in the oven or crock pot for dinner. Iíll occasionally have a parent comment that it smells wonderful, or joke around about staying for dinner. Itís...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By Rockgirl
Thatís so wonderful! Congrats!

Thatís so wonderful! Congrats!
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