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Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-16-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,079
Posted By yodaone
Home expenses

My mother-in-law owns the house we live in. We pay her monthly, however she doesn't have our home listed as a rental with the city. We will ultimately be purchasing the house from her, like a land...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,074
Posted By yodaone
Term During Trial Period

So I've decided I'm going to term the family that brought their kid over terribly sick on his first day. I'm looking for some sample wording for the termination letter. I'm still within the trial...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,143
Posted By yodaone
They were termed from their last provider :(

They were termed from their last provider :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,143
Posted By yodaone
It was his first day so he was quiet and just sat...

It was his first day so he was quiet and just sat and sucked his thumb for most of the day. Since I didn't know him, I wasn't sure he was sick. Parents kept him home the next two days, but I found...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,143
Posted By yodaone
Am I overreacting?

I just had a new kiddo start and his parents knowingly brought him on his first day sick!* Every kid in my care is now sick. I'm feeling that the family has already disregarded my policies which I go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2016, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,690
Posted By yodaone
Facebook

If you are on Facebook I've found posting on mom sites or even swap site to be helpful. Good luck!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By yodaone
Personal Info, To Share or Not to Share...

I'm divorced and happily remarried. I have three wonderful children from my previous marriage and my ex and I share them split custody 50/50, week on-week off.
As I'm interviewing families many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,747
Posted By yodaone
I still have not received one yet either.

I still have not received one yet either.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 616
Posted By yodaone
Baby Tricked Me!

I started watching a little girl at 4 months old. She is now 9 months old and she has completely changed.
Whining all day long! Literally ALL. DAY. LONG.
She used to lay down so easily for nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,489
Posted By yodaone
Unfortunately, KidKare only tracks for the food...

Unfortunately, KidKare only tracks for the food program right now. They are working on adding all the other features the minute menu offered. This is what I was told by the food rep.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
Posted By yodaone
I typically do not answer my phone during daycare...

I typically do not answer my phone during daycare hours. I just can't give the person on the other line my full attention. I will however, text parents when I get a second, if needed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 860
Posted By yodaone
Am I overreacting?

I have a 6 year old and she has been lying about various things and I'm super frustrated about it.

She lies about things that she wants in hopes that she can get what she wants. When I address...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-23-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,878
Posted By yodaone
I will sign up on the website. Thanks!

I will sign up on the website. Thanks!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-23-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,878
Posted By yodaone
Is the opportunity to collaborate and use this...

Is the opportunity to collaborate and use this system still available for free lifetime membership?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-21-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,876
Posted By yodaone
My OWN Children

I just ordered The Readleaf Calendar Keeper and I'm beginning to work through it.
How do I record my own children?
I have an infant and 4 year old that "count" towards my ratios per state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,747
Posted By yodaone
Info sent

Info sent
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 239,172
Posted By yodaone
nap time

While laying down for nap I overhear one of my 3 year olds say, "this is taking forever, I'm getting so untried."
Love 3 year old logic!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,986
Posted By yodaone
Not much help here! Just wanted you to know that...

Not much help here! Just wanted you to know that you're not alone. I feel the exact same way. I advertise the same way as you and get lots of great feedback. I just don't have families actually...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,531
Posted By yodaone
:eek: No way will I try to do this if it's...

:eek: No way will I try to do this if it's something that could cause me to lose my license or go to jail! That's why I came here to ask you lovely ladies to see if anyone has done this. :)

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,291
Posted By yodaone
I'm just curious what did you use for...

I'm just curious what did you use for documentation?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,531
Posted By yodaone
You bring a valid point! With more kiddos comes...

You bring a valid point! With more kiddos comes more expenses.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,531
Posted By yodaone
I was really hoping there was a way around this. ...

I was really hoping there was a way around this. Can I have a profitable business when I'm restricted to just 6 kids???
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,531
Posted By yodaone
2 Licenses, 1 Home

Here's the scoop:

My plan was to grow my in-home daycare from 6 children to 12 children. My states has a different license based on a large daycare or a small daycare.

Apparently the township...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,720
Posted By yodaone
Yard sales, good will, salvation army, Facebook...

Yard sales, good will, salvation army, Facebook swap groups
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 973
Posted By yodaone
I just recently did this as well and here are...

I just recently did this as well and here are some tricks that helped, although her handprint still wasn't perfect.

Use a very small amount of paint, brushing it on with a paint brush. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,169
Posted By yodaone
I find myself getting bored as well! Sometimes I...

I find myself getting bored as well! Sometimes I have to change it up a little and have some fun music time with the infants. They lay on the floor and I'll turn on some silly kids music and sing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,935
Posted By yodaone
My little one is 6 months right now! So I'm not...

My little one is 6 months right now! So I'm not sure it would work. I can review the diaper bag if you need more people!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,933
Posted By yodaone
Share you Mother's Day Craft

Let's share our mother's day craft ideas! Ready... go!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,373
Posted By yodaone
I can't speak to running a daycare while having...

I can't speak to running a daycare while having PPD. But I'm here if you need anyone to talk to. Feel free to message me! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,516
Posted By yodaone
Cleaning Up

Starting fresh on a Monday, I've been known to make a "new" expectation. Of course it's not "new," it's just something we've gotten away from doing. "Today we are going to clean off our plates and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,608
Posted By yodaone
Priority

This is what I have in my handbook. I also make it very clear to my families during the interview process that I will accept drop-in/part time families until a full time family needs that space.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,935
Posted By yodaone
I can review the infant product if you still need...

I can review the infant product if you still need more people. I have an infant myself.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,506
Posted By yodaone
We have a no shoes policy at our house. So we...

We have a no shoes policy at our house. So we don't wear shoes and I actually encourage the infants and toddlers to wear no shoes to help better grip the floor when they are learning how to walk. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,130
Posted By yodaone
Giving Back

What types of things does your daycare do to give back to your community?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,708
Posted By yodaone
IKEA spice racks are great. It keeps the...

IKEA spice racks are great. It keeps the selection of books small and it's easy for them to be put back. I also have a basket with board books.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,012
Posted By yodaone
I use the YL dewdrop diffuser and bamboo...

I use the YL dewdrop diffuser and bamboo diffuser. They both work great. The kids enjoy the light on the dewdrop diffuser. I'll be honest, the only way it makes sense to get a diffuser through YL...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,550
Posted By yodaone
What questions do you ask during the phone...

What questions do you ask during the phone interview? Also, what is included on your parent questionnaire TIA :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,191
Posted By yodaone
Is that the same as purchasing the domain name on...

Is that the same as purchasing the domain name on go daddy, or is this something different?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,191
Posted By yodaone
Checks in daycare name

So here is where the problem began... I do have checks written to my daycare name... didn't think it would be an issue. I have an EIN number and a paper that states my DBA. When I went to the bank...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,191
Posted By yodaone
Business Bank Account???

Do you have a business bank account or do you have a personal checking account for your business?

I had no idea, going to the bank to open an account for my daycare, that it HAD to be a business...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,778
Posted By yodaone
Not being nitpick at all!

Thank you so so much for catching that spelling error. I've looked at my website so much, along with my hubby and SIL, none of us caught it! So thank you! I appreciate it! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,778
Posted By yodaone
Thank you! Now enrolling sounds much better! I...

Thank you! Now enrolling sounds much better! I have made fliers and will be posting those around town this week. I don't plan to transport, I don't have a large enough vehicle. Right now since I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,778
Posted By yodaone
This makes sense!

Thank you! This makes sense. Now I have to decide between the two. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,778
Posted By yodaone
Perfect! Thank you so much! I'll be working on...

Perfect! Thank you so much! I'll be working on this next happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,778
Posted By yodaone
Yes, I do have a tracker on my site and it does...

Yes, I do have a tracker on my site and it does show me great information... I have been linking my site whenever I post to CL or on my Facebook page. How do you know if your site is actually...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,778
Posted By yodaone
Thank you! What is on your tuition worksheet......

Thank you! What is on your tuition worksheet... I'm curious :-)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,778
Posted By yodaone
Thank you MsLisa! I was wondering about the...

Thank you MsLisa!
I was wondering about the slide show as well... I'll just take that off :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,778
Posted By yodaone
Website Help Please

I created a website and it's been live for about 6 weeks now. I've had a few serious calls/e-mails but only one client so far. I originally did the tiered payment based on pick-up, but recently...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,400
Posted By yodaone
Actually it's not carpeted. :( We have all wood...

Actually it's not carpeted. :( We have all wood floors throughout the house. It is clear of any obstacle though. It's a wide open space with no tables or other furniture in the way. I too believe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,400
Posted By yodaone
I actually plan to keep the animals separate as...

I actually plan to keep the animals separate as well. During the interview, the mom could hear my dog barking from the other room and that prompted her to ask.
It was just a little strange to me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,400
Posted By yodaone
Thank you for your reply! I do have a 2-week...

Thank you for your reply! I do have a 2-week trial period in my contract. I'm liking your 6 week trial period though! This family would be part time and I was thinking 2 weeks just isn't enough...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,400
Posted By yodaone
Thanks for your reply. :) For licensing, I'm...

Thanks for your reply. :) For licensing, I'm waiting on the final inspection of my home. The state has 90 days to come and inspect our home, once we start watching children. I didn't even think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,400
Posted By yodaone
Newbie Interview Question...

I'm just starting out and had a couple of interviews this week. I'm super excited!!! I've interviewed two families and they were both completely different. One was very easy going, liked the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,238
Posted By yodaone
Your post was very helpful, thank you!

Your post was very helpful, thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,856
Posted By yodaone
I wouldn't put a time limit for expressed milk. ...

I wouldn't put a time limit for expressed milk. I would serve it in a cup though!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-19-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,013
Posted By yodaone
Thanks Tom! So if I understand correctly, even...

Thanks Tom! So if I understand correctly, even though I purchased and paid for things in 2015, I'll be able to write them off in 2016? That's not so bad :-)
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-19-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,013
Posted By yodaone
2015 Taxes, But Not Starting till 2016

Hello,
This year I've purchased several items and paid for many things for my daycare that I would like to write off. However, I don't plan to official open until January 2016. How can I write off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,969
Posted By yodaone
Could you please send me a copy as well :)

Could you please send me a copy as well :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By yodaone
Perfect! Thanks so much ladies. :D

Perfect! Thanks so much ladies. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By yodaone
Late Pick-up Fees

How do you charge late pick-up fees? Do you require the fee on the spot, cash? Or do you add it to the following weeks tuition? Or some other completely different way? ;) I'm looking for some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,174
Posted By yodaone
I literally just read this article yesterday and...

I literally just read this article yesterday and plan to keep this as my focus. If parents want more, they can go somewhere else. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,795
Posted By yodaone
I'm curious about this as well...

I'm curious about this as well...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,101
Posted By yodaone
I am so sorry. Lots of prayers for you and the...

I am so sorry. Lots of prayers for you and the babies family.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,948
Posted By yodaone
Do you have to pay a monthly fee to have this...

Do you have to pay a monthly fee to have this service for your parents?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,532
Posted By yodaone
Smile I'm interested in this as well

I'm interested in this as well
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 07-30-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,653
Posted By yodaone
I have the same question. Anyone?

I have the same question. Anyone?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,676
Posted By yodaone
What about the hand written note and just one pic...

What about the hand written note and just one pic of their kiddos in a picture frame. Just an idea if you don't have time to do an entire photo album :-)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,205
Posted By yodaone
Thank you for the suggestions. I didn't even...

Thank you for the suggestions. I didn't even think about the state regulating when or how I can advertise. I will definitely be looking into that! Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,215
Posted By yodaone
I think limiting the number of toys is a...

I think limiting the number of toys is a wonderful idea. It keeps the kids interested in what is available to them at the time.

I totally understand your dilemma with the books though. I too...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,152
Posted By yodaone
I would definitely try and use your basement. ...

I would definitely try and use your basement. Also, like pp suggested, have the extra toys set up so that parents can actually see the amount of toys that will be rotated.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,205
Posted By yodaone
When did you start advertising

Hello, newbie here! I'm in the planning stages for my daycare. I'm currently a teacher for the public schools. I'm having my 4th baby in late October and plan to start my dc shortly after baby...
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