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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By Snowmom
There ARE parents who are great at picking up...

There ARE parents who are great at picking up their children at the earliest possible time they can. There are also parents who drop off the moment a provider opens and picks up the moment they close...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By Snowmom
I used to. It was typically I book that I...

I used to.

It was typically I book that I wrote a little something in.
I'd search Amazon for preschool books that had their name in the title.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By Snowmom
If you charge open-close, then you will have...

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

Like Blackcat said, if you charge based on contracted hours, you will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By Snowmom
Same. No seconds on grains unless it's mixed...

Same.

No seconds on grains unless it's mixed in with the main course and I have extra. Veggies are typically their option for seconds at lunch. Fruits/veggies are usually the option for breakfast...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By Snowmom
I actually would. I have had so many families...

I actually would. I have had so many families want to train their child at around 17 months. They may think you'll start the process so they can get their child ready for the next one (who may offer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By Snowmom
She would need a diagnosis for it or it's...

She would need a diagnosis for it or it's considered vomit.
Vomit=home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By Snowmom
I purchased my domain years ago through Go Daddy...

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

I have my website designed and hosted through wix.com.
Super easy. I post a link to quite often...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By Snowmom
I don't usually have too many issues because I'm...

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

The "I forgot" excuse gets the reply: "I didn't forget to buy your child food and supplies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By Snowmom
Smart decision!

Smart decision!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By Snowmom
Wow. That mom is ballsy. I had a dad go...

Wow. That mom is ballsy.

I had a dad go through my cupboards during an interview once. I never enrolled them though... that was such a rude thing to do in my opinion. I don't care if it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By Snowmom
Seems fishy. What state are you in? In...

Seems fishy.

What state are you in?

In mine, I can have a policy to ONLY accept children who are up to date on immunizations. That just means I have to have the same policy across the board for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Snowmom
In my handbook, it reads: Nap time is...

In my handbook, it reads:
Nap time is non-negotiable. Every child is required to rest their minds and bodies between 1-3. Please do not ask for this time to be modified in any way. Please respect...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 578
Posted By Snowmom
One and done.

One and done.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By Snowmom
Then write up your "extended leave/hold" policy...

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

In my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By Snowmom
I'm sorry to hear of your family members passing....

I'm sorry to hear of your family members passing. My father had 2 massive strokes in 2004- life definitely changes but as long as she stays positive, physical therapy can work wonders. Best wishes to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,945
Posted By Snowmom
Done.:rolleyes:

Done.:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,945
Posted By Snowmom
Replied above

Replied above
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By Snowmom
I agree with the "wash your hands" every single...

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

I would probably suggest a different environment to the parents too. Maybe if he's challenged...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,945
Posted By Snowmom
Ok, let's break this down into real-world. ...

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

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

Let's pretend for a moment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,945
Posted By Snowmom
Thatís ludicrous. Waitlists will cease to exist...

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

I would bet good money that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,945
Posted By Snowmom
Most certainly! Unregistered: A good...

Most certainly!

Unregistered:
A good licensed, educated teacher would never portray the self righteous, judgmental attitude you are displaying here.
Good teachers have compassion for others,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,945
Posted By Snowmom
So, what your suggesting is to price daycare...

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

Why wouldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Snowmom
Well, I can say that if one child was making our...

Well, I can say that if one child was making our environment unsafe for others, that child would be going home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By Snowmom
First, I hope your husband is doing ok through...

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

Daycare is a unique...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,134
Posted By Snowmom
YW! I hope she can appeal it. I do adore...

YW!
I hope she can appeal it.

I do adore my licensor- she's always willing to help out!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,134
Posted By Snowmom
Here's what she emailed me: Yes, there are...

Here's what she emailed me:

Yes, there are protections in place by the State of MN to allow this. Hereís a link to the Revisorís website, as well as the language shown there. The citation is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,134
Posted By Snowmom
It is- I'm MN too. Blackcat: I sent an email...

It is- I'm MN too.

Blackcat: I sent an email to my licensor. I'll let you know when she gets back to me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By Snowmom
It's possible. Although, I've run into so...

It's possible.

Although, I've run into so many egotistical families with the mentality: YOU work for ME in this business, that I think they're really just that entitled.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,134
Posted By Snowmom
Are you licensed? Before contacting your HOA, I...

Are you licensed?
Before contacting your HOA, I would first check with licensing in your state. Even if you're not licensed, they should be able to answer the basic question: is daycare protected...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By Snowmom
I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that she's...

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

I will say, if a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By Snowmom
I was going to say this too. Especially for a...

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

Our district moved our bus stop closer when this happened to us. It's worth a shot.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By Snowmom
I can share an issue I'm having that is somewhat...

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

I have 2 kids from one family whose mom is expecting their 3rd. She's 6 months along.... yet she's never said a word...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-06-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 99,843
Posted By Snowmom
What did he SAY he was doing? I mean, that's...

What did he SAY he was doing?
I mean, that's not really how you would check to see if a diaper was soiled. I can't imagine why anyone would WANT to do that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Snowmom
I understand your thought process there. ...

I understand your thought process there.

Personally, I don't start the PT process at all until all the signs of readiness are present and a good routine has been established at home first.
What...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Snowmom
My philosophy: If it's not supported at home,...

My philosophy:
If it's not supported at home, it won't be at daycare either.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 717
Posted By Snowmom
Here's my biggest concern: If you are...

Here's my biggest concern:

If you are licensed and god forbid, something happened to him in care, licensing would need to investigate even though there's a pre-existing condition that may factor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By Snowmom
In my experience, they go for the lower weekly...

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

However, if you write in paid vacation in your contract (or any paid time) you need to protect it otherwise you will get notices timed in order...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By Snowmom
Notices vary by location, demand and provider...

Notices vary by location, demand and provider preference.

Is it unheard of? No.

Is it longer than typical providers? Probably.

Are you legally required to follow through with a contract that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By Snowmom
^ Yes! If they think they pay for...

^ Yes!

If they think they pay for open-close, they will attend open-close. I tell families at contract signing that they are to only use the hours they are contracted for. If they see a child here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 30,698
Posted By Snowmom
Personally, I don't give a rat's @$$ why you...

Personally, I don't give a rat's @$$ why you (general you) need daycare. I don't care what your story is. I don't care what woe-is-me, single-mom back history you have. I will never ask and I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 561,931
Posted By Snowmom
I have 12 by myself too. (8 during summer months,...

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

I find it more chaotic, stressful and overall not fun when I have less than 10. The only time I feel overwhelmed is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,540
Posted By Snowmom
I am in MN. I don't know of any regulations that...

I am in MN. I don't know of any regulations that state we can't handle breast milk (I assume you mean handle frozen). There is a regulation that says bottles must be "washed" daily- washed simply...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By Snowmom
I would refund. If you kept it, I think they...

I would refund.

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

Your location is as much a part of what you offer as the service. If I were you (and I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 756
Posted By Snowmom
I'm just going to give you an example of what I...

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

In my handbook, I state that 2 days are paid for the Thanksgiving holiday and it's posted on the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-26-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 33,310
Posted By Snowmom
Go for it. Check with your state's requirements...

Go for it.
Check with your state's requirements & licensing agency. They should be able to direct you to the proper resources. You can also see the links located on daycare.com's main page. Quick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By Snowmom
20 in a month!? Yikes. I don't think there...

20 in a month!? Yikes.

I don't think there is any magic number. I can't believe the director wouldn't address that though. That's an awfully big liability to keep enrolled.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By Snowmom
I've never had it in my written policies either....

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

Personally, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By Snowmom
It depends on the situation. I have termed...

It depends on the situation.

I have termed for non-payment. In that case, yes, she was told that if she wasn't current by X date, then her two week enrollment fee would go into effect and her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By Snowmom
Ideas: Enrollment is currently full....

Ideas:


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

I am not currently taking new applicants. Please check back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By Snowmom
I have a private blog. Only those I invite can...

I have a private blog. Only those I invite can view it and they must log in to get access.
They don't get to see who else can view it (don't have access to other families) and any comments made...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By Snowmom
I have this for my doors:...

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

It's loud but pleasant sounding and you can change the volume and chimes....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,511
Posted By Snowmom
:lol: I do that too. A big bold "Last Diaper" on...

:lol: I do that too. A big bold "Last Diaper" on the front.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By Snowmom
I wouldn't re-enroll them even if the space was...

I wouldn't re-enroll them even if the space was available.
When someone "takes a chance" that the spot will be there when THEY need it, then they've showed you exactly how little they respect you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 996
Posted By Snowmom
Liability insurance is business necessity. No...

Liability insurance is business necessity. No doubt.
However, I firmly believe that it should not replace medical insurance and that medical insurance should be covering Johnny's tooth he knocked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 996
Posted By Snowmom
While I understand why people want/ask about...

While I understand why people want/ask about insurance, that question would get a big fat "pass" from me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By Snowmom
likethis YES!

likethis
YES!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By Snowmom
Say it in writing. Technically, say everything in...

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

DCF: As summer approaches, I need to touch base on my availability. I have Joey on X schedule...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 561,931
Posted By Snowmom
3 day weekend and nearly every child comes back...

3 day weekend and nearly every child comes back with snotty noses.
What'd they do.... lick every grocery cart handle in a 5 mile radius? Jeez.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 694
Posted By Snowmom
100 is my policy

100 is my policy
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By Snowmom
I would personally send him home. He's NOT...

I would personally send him home.

He's NOT at a normal temp, so should be checked out by a doctor. I don't think I've ever seen a child with that low of a temp.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Snowmom
I honestly think the first year, new providers...

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

Getting babies is easy here. It's the 2-5 year old spots that take some time to fill.
Local...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 561,931
Posted By Snowmom
Why hasn't teething been declared an epidemic? ...

Why hasn't teething been declared an epidemic?
Someone should get on top of that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 561,931
Posted By Snowmom
I am so sick of policing policies. I'm so sick of...

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


I'm not potty training an 18 month old who doesn't talk and poops 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By Snowmom
Everyone does things differently. Some give grace...

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

Personally: I think it's late. I charge...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By Snowmom
Safe sleep practices is an extremely important...

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

In regards to how long a baby should...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,093
Posted By Snowmom
My very first one was a 2 yr old child who...

My very first one was a 2 yr old child who wouldn't nap and she tried her hardest to sneak away when she thought I wasn't looking. I just couldn't handle the added stress to my day with her.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By Snowmom
DCM, if you'd like to pick up your daughter early...

DCM, if you'd like to pick up your daughter early to celebrate the day with her, I think she'd absolutely love that. As far as birthday celebrations within the group, we have a small group activity...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 640
Posted By Snowmom
I expect parents to do the majority of PT work. ...

I expect parents to do the majority of PT work.
But, I also expect ALL the signs of readiness to be present before we start at daycare.
That includes: willingness/interest to use the toilet,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 708
Posted By Snowmom
You need to do what's in the best interest of...

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

I'd say stick to it with the understanding that they may leave.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-30-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By Snowmom
Red above. OP, I think the provider is...

Red above.

OP, I think the provider is definitely unethical. But everything comes down to how that contract was worded.
Your best bet is to write an unemotional letter stating the facts, what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By Snowmom
likethis Yes. If anyone mentions allergies,...

likethis

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

I send home for excessive runny nose or coughing.
If it's on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By Snowmom
I didn't know you were leaving the daycare life...

I didn't know you were leaving the daycare life either.
Good luck!
I hope you'll still pop in every once and awhile!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 703
Posted By Snowmom
It's a case of 'keeping up with the Joneses". ...

It's a case of 'keeping up with the Joneses".
These types of parents either have friends or family who have kids in a similar age category and they feel the need to have their kids demonstrate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Snowmom
Our state has a form we fill out that asks...

Our state has a form we fill out that asks questions and really forces you to document. It helps get our minds thinking about what we would do and what we need.
The only thing I searched for beyond...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Snowmom
The comment "he'll try his best" translates to...

The comment "he'll try his best" translates to "you work for me and we'll do what we want".
I'd change that thinking right now and text back: "That won't work for me, he needs to be here before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,618
Posted By Snowmom
"For safety, security and licensing reasons, I do...

"For safety, security and licensing reasons, I do not allow adults that are not documented on my license (trained, background checked provider and substitutes) to interact or observe the children I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Snowmom
If it's not a common occurrence for the child,...

If it's not a common occurrence for the child, then I would first let her know what to expect at pick up time (tell her what's happening next and what her role is) and see how that works.
If it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By Snowmom
Ouch. That sucks. I had one knock over my...

Ouch. That sucks.

I had one knock over my garbage can backing out today. Luckily he got out and picked up his mess or the Ring footage would have been sent to the wife with a bill.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,252
Posted By Snowmom
I know it's been a month since you posted but if...

I know it's been a month since you posted but if you are still looking for a list, here is my letter I give out when a parent mentions PT.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By Snowmom
I read through this post twice and I still don't...

I read through this post twice and I still don't understand.

So, I can see why they are confused.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By Snowmom
Stick to your policy unless you want pushback on...

Stick to your policy unless you want pushback on this and other policies in the future.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 561,931
Posted By Snowmom
Because their ultimate goal is to have all...

Because their ultimate goal is to have all childcare state run under the guise of "childcare shortage".
They want the money. Participation will some day be required, so they are throwing in all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,103
Posted By Snowmom
Beauty counter and Badger products. Sticks are...

Beauty counter and Badger products.
Sticks are my preference but lotion is the most economical.
I spend a little more for these products because of the ingredients (EWG rating was important to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By Snowmom
Yes, I have. FP does not support Almond milk...

Yes, I have.
FP does not support Almond milk without a DR's special diet statement. But, if they want soy, only a parent note is needed.
...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-11-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 828
Posted By Snowmom
So... just finished my taxes and since we talked...

So... just finished my taxes and since we talked about penalties, I thought I'd update here. :ouch:

My situation: Married, filing jointly. Spouse is a W2 employee. Did not pay any estimated taxes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Snowmom
It depends on what the intent is. Reward for...

It depends on what the intent is.

Reward for expected behavior? No.

Rebus chart w/goal? Yes.

Brag Tag? Sometimes.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-08-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 828
Posted By Snowmom
My TS is 40%. It was at 35-38% in the past...

My TS is 40%.
It was at 35-38% in the past until I realized that storage space counts!

I'm still finishing up my taxes. I'm super frustrated with Turbo Tax this year. It seems like I've run into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By Snowmom
I'm happy things went better than anticipated! ...

I'm happy things went better than anticipated!

Personally, I wouldn't say anything regarding why/how/what. They are not family to me. I'd leave it at: "I'm feeling good, thank you for your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,008
Posted By Snowmom
That's huge. I've cut up chicken pieces smaller...

That's huge. I've cut up chicken pieces smaller than that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By Snowmom
I don't typically tell people because I'm able to...

I don't typically tell people because I'm able to plan well in advance and type it up on my monthly calendars and websites for them.

Although, when I have a sub, I do post that so-and-so will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,372
Posted By Snowmom
likethis Agreed on all points!

likethis
Agreed on all points!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By Snowmom
Yes! If I had it to do over again, I would do...

Yes!
If I had it to do over again, I would do this no matter what age. My kids are 8-12 now. We did the daycare families a couple times when they were younger and I wish I hadn't. They tend to think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By Snowmom
Most all federal holidays including Veteran's...

Most all federal holidays including Veteran's Day, President's Day and Good Friday. In those days, some are 2 day holidays breaks (Thanksgiving, 4th of July). All paid. I think it's 11 days now which...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-19-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By Snowmom
Spelling mistakes in a legal document do not void...

Spelling mistakes in a legal document do not void the contract if the intent is clear.
Coming from someone who used to write real estate contracts, it's known as a "Scrivenerís Error".
If the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By Snowmom
When my own were infants, I would close. When...

When my own were infants, I would close.
When they were 1-4, I would give a heads up to families (enter at your own risk warning) and have my kids either on the couch with a baby monitor or in the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-18-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By Snowmom
The bottom line is: if you are unhappy with the...

The bottom line is: if you are unhappy with the services you are receiving, you should find a different place that provides what you want or need. Never try to force one to comply with your wishes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By Snowmom
How/when do you know a parent is...

How/when do you know a parent is lying/embellishing?
I don't really think you can ever know for certain. You just move on with your involvement with the child and their progression at daycare. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By Snowmom
likethis To the point and shuts down any...

likethis To the point and shuts down any questions on your future involvement.

My own thoughts:
Unless ordered by a court, never get involved in court battles. Always be the safe, neutral zone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 741
Posted By Snowmom
No, my pets don't have access to the kids. I...

No, my pets don't have access to the kids.
I don't want the liability or to chance my pets getting hurt.

I envy those that trust both their dc kids and their pets. I just don't, so I'd rather...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,595
Posted By Snowmom
Ask her what her concerns are. I have the...

Ask her what her concerns are.

I have the same policy and I've had people question it too. My response is that I require socks in all seasons to protect your child. I don't do sandals or crocs...
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