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Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 08-21-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By CeriBear
Sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing.

Sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,407
Posted By CeriBear
I usually spray them with Lysol spray at the end...

I usually spray them with Lysol spray at the end of the day. I used to wash them with soap and water but too much water is bad for the wood.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,462
Posted By CeriBear
My only rule for hair accessories is that they...

My only rule for hair accessories is that they keep them in their hair. If they pull them out they go into their mailboxes to go home. I donít mind putting a barrette or a clip back in but I donít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,504
Posted By CeriBear
I tried to register and I keep getting an error...

I tried to register and I keep getting an error message.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 761,394
Posted By CeriBear
Have you ever had one of ďthose days?Ē Yesterday...

Have you ever had one of ďthose days?Ē Yesterday I did. Usually my class is pretty laid back and easy going but yesterday something changed. I had 6 kids out of 12 that did not nap and 4 of them were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 11,888
Posted By CeriBear
Iíve had both doses of the Phizer and no side...

Iíve had both doses of the Phizer and no side effects except that I was a bit tired after the second.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By CeriBear
I once had a mom who called her son ďtater tot.Ē...

I once had a mom who called her son ďtater tot.Ē He was 5 and very much a spoiled child who was a super whiner and somewhat of a crybaby. Mom was extreme picky and fretted over every little bump or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By CeriBear
I work in a center so we have to follow their...

I work in a center so we have to follow their guidelines. Parents are not allowed to drop off before we open and if they pick up after closing they are charged a late fee.
I do like for a parent to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By CeriBear
Depends. If itís during center time and I have...

Depends. If itís during center time and I have specific toys set out then a child does not have to clean up before moving to another center. If itís during free play time and a child gets out the box...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2021, 05:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,504
Posted By CeriBear
Option # 3 is my vote too.

Option # 3 is my vote too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 976
Posted By CeriBear
Nope. I donít think Iíd agree to that. Itís way...

Nope. I donít think Iíd agree to that. Itís way too unsanitary.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2021, 04:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By CeriBear
Yes. We have to remain in ratio even during nap...

Yes. We have to remain in ratio even during nap time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2021, 04:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,785
Posted By CeriBear
I really like Melissa and Doug toys. They are a...

I really like Melissa and Doug toys. They are a bit more expensive but they seem to be more durable.
Fisher Price are good too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 761,394
Posted By CeriBear
I agree. Iím much more into mask wearing now that...

I agree. Iím much more into mask wearing now that I had a direct exposure to COVID two weeks ago. Iíve always been good about wearing it in public places but not so good about wearing it at work....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,573
Posted By CeriBear
I usually give a goodie bag to each child filled...

I usually give a goodie bag to each child filled with a box of crayons, small tin of play dough, stickers, and candy. I thought about books one year but I was afraid the child might already have it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 9,882
Posted By CeriBear
This 100%. I donít want to be any sort of guinea...

This 100%. I donít want to be any sort of guinea pig. Iíll will not take the first round even if they paid me. Itís the same way for any new meds that come out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 761,394
Posted By CeriBear
Someone who I had fairly close contact with...

Someone who I had fairly close contact with tested positive for COVID earlier this week.This person did always wear a mask around me but I admit to not always wearing one. Itís been over a week since...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By CeriBear
My kids are 3.5 to 4 and I donít use lids. I use...

My kids are 3.5 to 4 and I donít use lids. I use regular styrofoam cups and fill it about 3/4 full. They do a pretty good job without spilling. We have an occasional ooops but usually the ones who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2020, 03:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,332
Posted By CeriBear
I donít require a doctors note but our center has...

I donít require a doctors note but our center has a policy that if a child or staff member has a fever of 100 or over for ANY reason they are excluded for 72 hours. It used to be fever free for 24...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-27-2020, 03:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,032
Posted By CeriBear
I work in a center and our policy is NOT to give...

I work in a center and our policy is NOT to give the parents our personal emails or phone numbers. They can contact me through the center phone during business hours or through the app we use.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,356
Posted By CeriBear
Iíll be watching. Iíve always been a political...

Iíll be watching. Iíve always been a political nerd óeven before I could vote.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By CeriBear
Of course it will offend someone. People get...

Of course it will offend someone. People get offended over every little thing these days. PC has gotten way out of hand.

Personally, I think the shirt is funny.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,763
Posted By CeriBear
I try my best to ignore constant tattling or to...

I try my best to ignore constant tattling or to make light of it. One day I had a girl come up to me and say “Ms. Ceri. Johnny is crawling around on the playground like he’s a dog.” I laughed and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,152
Posted By CeriBear
I usually give the same thing to each child....

I usually give the same thing to each child. Books are my favorite thing to give them. My end of the year gift is usually a book and a goodie bag with candy and either crayons or a tub of play dough....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 761,394
Posted By CeriBear
I had to send out a similar one about breakfast....

I had to send out a similar one about breakfast. At my center we serve breakfast from 8:15-8:30. If you want to wait until 8:45 to bring your child. thatís fine just please feed him breakfast at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2020, 04:10 AM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 761,394
Posted By CeriBear
I once had a child pee on the floor and then...

I once had a child pee on the floor and then another child came and sat in it before I could stop him. It was rather embarrassing having to explain to dad why his child had on a different pair or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2020, 03:18 AM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 761,394
Posted By CeriBear
I once had a mom get highly upset with me when...

I once had a mom get highly upset with me when DCB got a bit of mud on his shirt. Apparently the shirt was new and she wanted him to be able to wear it to Church on Sundays. Why dress a child for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By CeriBear
I think discipline is different from punishment...

I think discipline is different from punishment as it teaches correct behaviors rather than just focusing on bad ones. Putting Johnny in time out for knocking over Jimmys tower in the block center is...
Forum: Curriculum 08-22-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,568
Posted By CeriBear
Painting on bubble wrap is a fun activity. Iíve...

Painting on bubble wrap is a fun activity. Iíve saved the bubble wrap from things Iíve ordered and then brought it to use for art. Yes, many of the kids will pop it but itís still fun.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By CeriBear
Thatís I what I do as well. Child: ďI makked...

Thatís I what I do as well.
Child: ďI makked up my cot myself.Ē
Me: ďYou made up your cot all by yourself?Ē

Again for me it depends on the age. Iím more likely to correct a 4 year old than a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By CeriBear
Reward Jar

Iím thinking about using a reward jar with my new class. I really donít like giving out stickers or other goodies to the kids who are following the rules but I want to do something as an incentive....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By CeriBear
Depends on the age. I donít correct toddlers or...

Depends on the age. I donít correct toddlers or young preschoolers but by the time they are in pre-k I do. I once had a 5 year old tell me ďhe taked my fire truck.Ē I simply told him ďyou mean he...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 08-17-2020, 03:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,562
Posted By CeriBear
Preschool Lesson Plan Template

Does anyone have one to share or know of a website where you can find some to download?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By CeriBear
Ideas for Dramatic Play Center

I need some ideas to improve my dramatic play center. Since COVID I have had to put away most items in this center. Dress up clothes and baby blankets and bedding are not allowed to be used in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,692
Posted By CeriBear
I work in a large center and we serve breakfast...

I work in a large center and we serve breakfast for the preschoolers at 8:30. If they come at 8:40 we will still serve them but if they walk in at 8:59 and everything is put up then they donít get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By CeriBear
I once had the kids draw on sandpaper with...

I once had the kids draw on sandpaper with crayons and then placed the drawing down on a piece of white paper and used a warm iron to have the design transfer to the white paper. If you are working...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 761,394
Posted By CeriBear
This is sad rather than a true vent but... ...

This is sad rather than a true vent but...

On Friday a 4yo child asked me if policemen were bad. I told him no, that police officers are good and help to keep us safe. He then said he heard on TV...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By CeriBear
I donít do a lot of crafts either. I believe that...

I donít do a lot of crafts either. I believe that for 3-4 year olds the process is much better than being told what to make. I work in a large center and we are supposed to limit or not even do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By CeriBear
Art For Preschoolers

I think we need a thread where we can share art ideas. Iím a member of the arts and crafts social group but nothing is ever posted there.
Some of my favorites:

Puffy paint: this is my go to art...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By CeriBear
Nope. Daycare is totally separate. If a parent...

Nope. Daycare is totally separate. If a parent asked me to take away privileges at school just because their child is being disciplined at home Iíd tell them no. Iím not going to change my routine or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 56,894
Posted By CeriBear
I donít think itís a bad word along the lines of...

I donít think itís a bad word along the lines of the F word or the S word but I donít use it in front of the children nor do I allow them to use it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,121
Posted By CeriBear
I love it when a child says that. Sometimes it...

I love it when a child says that. Sometimes it just makes my day. I was rewarding the children with Frozen stickers one day and one little girl whined that she wanted Elsa not Olaf. Another child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,205
Posted By CeriBear
Exactly. Most parents donít care what type...

Exactly.

Most parents donít care what type we use but I once had a parent bring in special sunscreen because they only wanted snowflake to use ďthe natural one.Ē No allergies just being picky....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 761,394
Posted By CeriBear
OMG! And I tend to get a little mad when a...

OMG! And I tend to get a little mad when a parent sends a girl in a dress without shorts underneath.

My vent for the day. Why do some parents think itís great for 4 year old Johnny to be able to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,069
Posted By CeriBear
We may have to start wearing them. I donít think...

We may have to start wearing them. I donít think the kids will be required to ( except those 6 and up which doesnít apply to us) but staff likely will.

I donít like to wear them. Iím allergic to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,588
Posted By CeriBear
I never force a child to sleep during nap time....

I never force a child to sleep during nap time. With my 4 year olds all but about 2 of them still nap at least part of the time. I donít think your child not sleeping will be an issue as long as he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,683
Posted By CeriBear
I think you should mention your concerns to the...

I think you should mention your concerns to the parents. The dragging gait and the tremors would have me very worried too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 761,394
Posted By CeriBear
I do this as well. I’m often commenting and...

I do this as well. I’m often commenting and praising the kids who follow the rules rather than getting after those who do little things that are wrong. If a couple of kids are messing around with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 761,394
Posted By CeriBear
I have a 4 year old who is constantly pushing my...

I have a 4 year old who is constantly pushing my buttons with his behavior. Normally I donít let the childrenís actions get to me but this kid is making me go nuts. He can be sweet at times but when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,402
Posted By CeriBear
Yep. Poking with forks is a big no-no in my...

Yep. Poking with forks is a big no-no in my classroom. Itís too dangerous. Most other misbehaviors at lunch get a warning before being moved to sit alone but not this one. It only takes one poke in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,644
Posted By CeriBear
Yes. Kid had a 12 year old brother and it was...

Yes. Kid had a 12 year old brother and it was his old bag.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,644
Posted By CeriBear
Iíll bet momís face turned bright red. :D

Iíll bet momís face turned bright red. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,402
Posted By CeriBear
I have the same problem with my 3-4 year old...

I have the same problem with my 3-4 year old class. I have mostly boys and about four of them are loud, extremely active, and tend to play rough and aggressive. Iíve found that separating them into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,530
Posted By CeriBear
My center really doesnít have a dress code....

My center really doesnít have a dress code. During the main session we are not allowed to wear shorts but other than that almost anything goes. During the summer we can wear shorts as long as they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
Posted By CeriBear
We are not allowed to solicit sales of anything...

We are not allowed to solicit sales of anything while we are on the clock. Itís okay if we leave a catalog in the break room for people to look through but we are not supposed to put fliers in kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2020, 05:00 AM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 372,539
Posted By CeriBear
I had a girl like this a few of years ago. She...

I had a girl like this a few of years ago. She was the sweetest and kindest kid Iíve ever had and her mom, dad, and both sets of grandparents were amazing. Such a great family. I was so sad when she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,719
Posted By CeriBear
I donít require them to sleep but all the...

I donít require them to sleep but all the children are required to have a rest time as per licensing. This year I am lucky because all my class naps for at least part of the time. Those who awaken...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 04:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,534
Posted By CeriBear
I did the lava lamp experiment yesterday. The...

I did the lava lamp experiment yesterday. The kids thought it was cool but the bubbles didnít last as long as I thought they would. It was an experiment for me too because I had never done it before....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,644
Posted By CeriBear
My kiddos don’t have diaper bags but they do have...

My kiddos don’t have diaper bags but they do have backpacks that they use to take home bedding in. One time on a Monday a child opened his backpack to take out his clean bedding and out came a half...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 761,394
Posted By CeriBear
Two words: Bossy introverts. :(

Two words: Bossy introverts. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,534
Posted By CeriBear
I’ve done the sink or float experiment and the...

I’ve done the sink or float experiment and the kids really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing everyone. I think I’m going to do the balloon and soda bottle experiment soon but I’ll do it outside.
Anyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,268
Posted By CeriBear
All toys that are played with are either soaked...

All toys that are played with are either soaked or sprayed with sanitizing solution daily. If it canít be soaked or sprayed it has been put away. No more dress up clothes aside from shoes. Home...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 06-07-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,918
Posted By CeriBear
If you like to read about the Tudors have you...

If you like to read about the Tudors have you tried the Allison Weir series on Henry VIIIs wives? Iím reading the one on Katherine Howard right now.
Iím a Philippa Gregory fan too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 53,182
Posted By CeriBear
Iíd suggest talking with her and maybe sharing...

Iíd suggest talking with her and maybe sharing some duties with her. Talk with her and explain that though you are the lead you would like her input. Maybe let her plan a few activities or do chores...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,267
Posted By CeriBear
Whining and tattling. I donít want to get to...

Whining and tattling. I donít want to get to upset when they tattle because Iím afraid they wonít tell me when I really need to know about something. I encourage them to work things out with each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,534
Posted By CeriBear
Preschool Science Experiments

I love doing science experiments with my 3-4 year old class and I thought it might be nice to have a thread where we can exchange ideas. Iíve done volcanos, storms in a cup, oil and water, and color...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,197
Posted By CeriBear
I work at a large center and only children and...

I work at a large center and only children and staff are allowed to enter the building. We have staff stationed at the entrance in the morning to accept drop offs. Each child has a temp check and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 761,394
Posted By CeriBear
That is terrible! It makes me sick to think that...

That is terrible! It makes me sick to think that some people are jacking up the price of things just because they are in high demand. I saw that someone was trying to sell a six pack of toilet paper...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 761,394
Posted By CeriBear
I think this is a great idea. I wonder if more...

I think this is a great idea. I wonder if more states will do something like this. My state hasnít yet done so.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,520
Posted By CeriBear
My center is checking each childís temperature as...

My center is checking each childís temperature as they come to the door. Anything over 99.5 and they are sent home before entering the building. So far we have not had to turn anyone away.
Staff...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 72,480
Posted By CeriBear
We are doing this as well. Parents are allowed to...

We are doing this as well. Parents are allowed to come to the door and a staff member will walk the child to the parent. We’ve been doing this for the past few days and most parents are very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,430
Posted By CeriBear
This child does have allergies. He sniffles and...

This child does have allergies. He sniffles and coughs a lot especially during the spring and fall and mild asthma. All of this is listed on his health form. In the post you are referring to this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 72,480
Posted By CeriBear
I had to do my weekly grocery shopping today and...

I had to do my weekly grocery shopping today and practically all staples were sold out. No milk. No bottled water. No eggs. No Kleenex. No toilet paper. No baby wipes. Meat and other items like pasta...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By CeriBear
I donít just make them say sorry because they...

I donít just make them say sorry because they donít really know what that means. I encourage them to be kind to each other and to try and see how their actions might make other feel. If Johnny goes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 72,480
Posted By CeriBear
My center is lowering the fever threshold from...

My center is lowering the fever threshold from over 100 to over 99.
I went to the drugstore on the way home from work and they had a sign up saying that customers are limited to one package of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 72,480
Posted By CeriBear
Hand sanitizer is in short supply too. Seems...

Hand sanitizer is in short supply too. Seems folks are stocking up on it. I like to keep a small bottle of hand sanitizer hooked on my belt loop because I canít always get to soap and water when we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 04:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,430
Posted By CeriBear
I once had a kid with a sore throat, cough,...

I once had a kid with a sore throat, cough, runny nose, and a 100.9 temperature and the parent saying it was just allergies. Iíve suffered from severe seasonal allergies for as long as I can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By CeriBear
Iíd tell mommy that we are required to go outside...

Iíd tell mommy that we are required to go outside when the weather permits. Children need to get fresh air and be able to run, jump, climb, and explore. If she is so worried that snowflake might...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,665
Posted By CeriBear
Did she do it on purpose just to be ornery? Or...

Did she do it on purpose just to be ornery? Or was it a true potty accident. I once had a child pee on the carpet because he was angry with me for making him leave the block center after he knocked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 72,480
Posted By CeriBear
Concerned yes, but not freaking out worried or...

Concerned yes, but not freaking out worried or stressed. Iím simply going to take the same precautions that I do for influenza A and B.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
Posted By CeriBear
We do lots of science experiments like sink and...

We do lots of science experiments like sink and float, rainstorm in a cup, and making volcanos.

We make playdough, moonsand, and slime as a group.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,316
Posted By CeriBear
Great advice all. Itís probably best to just keep...

Great advice all. Itís probably best to just keep on doing what Iíve been doing and hope it gets better. I have told all the kids that itís important to tell the truth because if they are constantly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2020, 04:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,272
Posted By CeriBear
My biggest one now is ďkind wordsĒ as I have a...

My biggest one now is ďkind wordsĒ as I have a few who have started saying mean things to each other. Ugh. Girl drama with 4yos. I didnít think it started so young.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,316
Posted By CeriBear
Lies

I need advice. I have 4yo boy who is constantly telling me and my afternoon assistant lies. Once he told her that he had dropped his cookie and as it turned out he had eaten it. Once he came up to me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,068
Posted By CeriBear
We are required by licensing to have a nap/rest...

We are required by licensing to have a nap/rest time for an all day program. I donít ever force a child to sleep but they are required to lie quietly on their cots and rest. If a child is falling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,267
Posted By CeriBear
What’s annoying me now? A really bad sinus...

What’s annoying me now? A really bad sinus infection and allergies too. Sinus headache, runny nose, cough, itchy eyes—ugh.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,214
Posted By CeriBear
I had a 3yo boy who acted similar. He couldnít...

I had a 3yo boy who acted similar. He couldnít see to focus on anything and he would wander aimlessly from center to center sometimes even pushing over other kids creations in the block area or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,193
Posted By CeriBear
Yep! I cringe when I see these moms and dads...

Yep!
I cringe when I see these moms and dads carrying in these 4 year old pre-k kids. When are you going to stop? Kindergarten? First grade? Fifth grade?
I teach preschool and my kids are all 3.5...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,267
Posted By CeriBear
Sounds a lot like my vent. I have a child who...

Sounds a lot like my vent. I have a child who takes an hour fall asleep and makes a lot of noise by rolling around on his cot. One of my girls has been extra whiny and emotional because mom has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By CeriBear
Try to find a toy or activity that she likes and...

Try to find a toy or activity that she likes and sit with her for a minute. When she seems focused and having fun either walk away and encourage another child to play with her.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 761,394
Posted By CeriBear
I just need to rant here. Yesterday was one of my...

I just need to rant here. Yesterday was one of my roughest days in the 4 years I have been teaching 3-4 year olds at a center. First of all five of the children didnít sleep or even rest during...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By CeriBear
Iím really into using natural cleaners so I use...

Iím really into using natural cleaners so I use Thieves cleaner available through Young Living essential oils. Iíve never tried it on vomit but it works well on getting urine and poopy smells out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 761,394
Posted By CeriBear
I wouldnít have but as soon as mom mentioned...

I wouldnít have but as soon as mom mentioned Walmart he wanted to go with her.

Maybe he always gets a toy at Wally World.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 761,394
Posted By CeriBear
I had a 4yo who threw a huge fit when mom came to...

I had a 4yo who threw a huge fit when mom came to pick him up because he wanted to stay and play. So mommy asks him if he wanted to stay with his friends and Ms. Ceri while she went to Walmart....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,511
Posted By CeriBear
We use Hi Mama and I love it. Itís much easier to...

We use Hi Mama and I love it. Itís much easier to do things electronically rather than having a clipboard with a bunch of papers. Itís easy to sign kids in and out, take pictures and videos to send...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,734
Posted By CeriBear
Three kids? I think I might have laughed at that...

Three kids? I think I might have laughed at that statement. I have to get at least 10 kids out the door every day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,218
Posted By CeriBear
No, this is not normal for a 4 year old to drink...

No, this is not normal for a 4 year old to drink like this. I work with 3.5 to 4s and none of them have problems drinking from a regular cup.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,176
Posted By CeriBear
I definitely do not tell a parent every time a...

I definitely do not tell a parent every time a child misbehaves. My kids are 3-4 and they are occasionally doing to test their boundaries. If a child does something repeatedly and is not normal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,754
Posted By CeriBear
Hope you are able to make your trip and that you...

Hope you are able to make your trip and that you stay well. The nerve of some people to bring your child to school or daycare when you know they are sick.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,024
Posted By CeriBear
Yes. Keep reporting. All of it is upsetting to me...

Yes. Keep reporting. All of it is upsetting to me but that part about the Tylenol is especially disturbing. Drugging children so that you can party away. Sick! My heart breaks for these children...
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