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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,801
Posted By pingaa3
Do you have a discipline scenario in your...

Do you have a discipline scenario in your contract.

Ours says:

1 time. Redirect
2 time. Timeout
3 time . Consultation with parent (possible removal from daycare)

A timeout for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,313
Posted By pingaa3
Not sure about Missouri but in CA you should only...

Not sure about Missouri but in CA you should only have to have 2 kids to gross $200 per week. Net is another story. Try the business forms at http://www.supportingproviders.com/childcareforms1.htm ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2008, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,345
Posted By pingaa3
You need to be tough with the parent. Remember...

You need to be tough with the parent. Remember that most parents start out great: following the rules, paying on time, letting you know about sickness etc and with time things might get lax. You DO...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-27-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 32,929
Posted By pingaa3
Because most really good daycares open between...

Because most really good daycares open between 6am and 7 am and close around 6-7pm. That is when the majority of parents need childcare, so that's when most providers are open.

After a 12 hour...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-27-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,158
Posted By pingaa3
Most all little children cry for the first week,...

Most all little children cry for the first week, if not first two weeks. By the end of the second week is should only last a minute and then the provider should know a routine to help the child...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-27-2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,764
Posted By pingaa3
Yep, we advertised for the first six months and...

Yep, we advertised for the first six months and have now had referrals from just about everyone. Plus we give out the numbers of the other two providers close by if we're called. They usually come...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-05-2008, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,074
Posted By pingaa3
Personally it doesn't sound like a very healthy...

Personally it doesn't sound like a very healthy daycare. I know newborn interaction is less than when they get older. But there are toys and other things that the child can play with. Plus the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,284
Posted By pingaa3
We charge $5 per minute for every minute late...

We charge $5 per minute for every minute late after 10 minutes. we close at 5:30 and start charging at 5:40pm. We also keep the door locked until we open. Especially since I am getting my own...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-24-2008, 10:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 30,735
Posted By pingaa3
As a parent I experienced: *a provider who...

As a parent I experienced:

*a provider who yelled at my child and made another child clean up her own vomit when the child was sick

*a provder who ignored the kids and never took them outside...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,827
Posted By pingaa3
building with blocks, wood or mega or peek-a-boo ...

building with blocks, wood or mega or peek-a-boo

coloring, playdough

playing pretend play little people or cars/trains (thomas and lightening mcqueen)

large knob puzzles to start then moving...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-23-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,894
Posted By pingaa3
If you have any concerns about AUTISM then this...

If you have any concerns about AUTISM then this is the best route for you. Early intervention can make all the difference in an autistic child's life as well as the parent's.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-23-2008, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,594
Posted By pingaa3
food program requires you to serve milk at...

food program requires you to serve milk at breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can waive this requirement with a doctor's note. Also they/we cannot force your child to drink/eat anything.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-23-2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,813
Posted By pingaa3
http://ccld.ca.gov/PG408.htm this is the...

http://ccld.ca.gov/PG408.htm

this is the California complaint website
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-23-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,680
Posted By pingaa3
you will have to have written requests for...

you will have to have written requests for refunding the deposits before you go to court. i also recommend reiterating her replies example( As per our telephone conversation XX/XX/XX I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2008, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,827
Posted By pingaa3
you have to start small. Try setting him up at a...

you have to start small. Try setting him up at a "play station" (just a fancy term for staying put with one play scheme) for 5 minutes at a time. Use a ringing timer. Be prepared to have to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-17-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,683
Posted By pingaa3
I recommend finding other childcare. see my...

I recommend finding other childcare.

see my post above, I'm sure your state has rules requiring heat etc.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-17-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,450
Posted By pingaa3
also check with your local state licensing board...

also check with your local state licensing board as she may be REQUIRED to close or have her child elsewhere if the child is infectious with something like chicken pox etc.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-16-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,845
Posted By pingaa3
there are three daycare within a ten mile radius...

there are three daycare within a ten mile radius where I live and two provide meals/are on food program and one does not.

in the state of California we are provided with a form for parents who...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-04-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,858
Posted By pingaa3
Yes they should but I doubt its going to ever...

Yes they should but I doubt its going to ever happen that way. Have you noticed the high turnover in daycare employees and how they are all usually young women/men just out of school?
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-27-2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,864
Posted By pingaa3
If you child is below age 4 and walking I'd say...

If you child is below age 4 and walking I'd say it was from playing. Not walking and bruises there would warrant concern. Talk with the provider about it. A good provider should have asked you...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-27-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 30,735
Posted By pingaa3
We don't get a childcare rebate, but we do get a...

We don't get a childcare rebate, but we do get a deduction for childcare costs. Too complicated to explain and not as good as a rebate, but better than nothing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2008, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,923
Posted By pingaa3
If you are so concerned about the safety of the...

If you are so concerned about the safety of the children, why don't you volunteer to help her out for free one day a week?! Or perhaps offer to watch her children overnight so she and her husband...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-23-2008, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,683
Posted By pingaa3
The State of California's Social Service Office...

The State of California's Social Service Office called us Friday, and all other licensed providers to inform us:

NOT TO TAKE KIDS OUT IN THE AFTERNOON.

ONLY TAKE THEM OUT BEFORE 10am

TO have...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-16-2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,683
Posted By pingaa3
they are required to take them outdoors for a...

they are required to take them outdoors for a certain amount of time 10-30 minutes. HOWEVER, they are not required to take them outdoors at a specific time!! The smart thing to do in the summer...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-13-2008, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,136
Posted By pingaa3
I do not believe in charging if I can not provide...

I do not believe in charging if I can not provide service (i.e. sick or gone). I wouldn't pay for a day that my provider was unable to provider service, unless I had already signed a contract...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2008, 04:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 44,521
Posted By pingaa3
In our area one of the big things when you take...

In our area one of the big things when you take supplement is that all policies are equal for everyone. They basically don't want you charging more for the supplement kids than anybody else due to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-03-2008, 05:49 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 159,794
Posted By pingaa3
Switch providers

Switch providers
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2008, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,379
Posted By pingaa3
Payment Due Upon Leaving

Ok folks, here's my newest question to everyone. I have a child who is leaving on the 17th. This was my first client and our contract had payment due for the month on the following 5th day of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2008, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 31,459
Posted By pingaa3
Sometimes your local/state supplemental agency...

Sometimes your local/state supplemental agency has a rate sheet. I'd try asking them first. Or call around to other local providers and ask.

In our area its anywhere from $28 - $35 per day to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,284
Posted By pingaa3
Most kids are done with daycare at about the 8.5...

Most kids are done with daycare at about the 8.5 hour mark. Most kids are in care 9-10 hours per day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,448
Posted By pingaa3
We can't use anything unless the parents provide...

We can't use anything unless the parents provide it with a note, since the state considers it more like treatment. This goes for or-a-gel as well.

So far we haven't had a problem, but I have a...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-28-2008, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,437
Posted By pingaa3
I would recommend having him watched in one place...

I would recommend having him watched in one place consistently. At least narrow it down to both sets of grandparents watching him at his house and then daycare. Children thrive on routine and having...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-26-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 30,696
Posted By pingaa3
Preschools

I took my daughter to preschool for one month and paid as much for 4 hours as I now charge for an entire day. The ratio was 30+ children to 3 staff and my child was asleep most of the time.

You...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-26-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 43,727
Posted By pingaa3
Why

WHy would you even take your child back to a place you filed a complaint about?
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-17-2008, 01:15 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 159,794
Posted By pingaa3
10 Paid Holidays

I charge for ten paid holidays and I am closed for one week of unpaid holiday during the week of christmas.

New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
Veterans Day
Presidents Day
Independence Day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,179
Posted By pingaa3
Unhappy Ack - Daycare Organization

Hey folks, I'd love some tips here. We are a SMALL in-home daycare. I mean we have three paying kids and my one autistic 4 year old. Next week we are getting 4 new kids and this puts us at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,191
Posted By pingaa3
SLO/Santa Barbara County

San Luis Obispo Santa Barbara Counties allow you to watch one families children without a license. They recommend you get "Trustlined" , basically fingerprint and background check. I believe this...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-11-2008, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 93,582
Posted By pingaa3
Letter of Recommendation

Another thing that would be a nice thank you is to phase it as a thank you/ recommendation letter. It's always nice to know if other parents were happy and had to leave for other reasons. What a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 44,521
Posted By pingaa3
Was Burned Too Often

I was burned on the two week notice thing three times. I now require payment in advance in two week increments. I also require a registration fee. I give NSF check people 5 days to pay and then...
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