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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By 284878
But don't you need their social security number...

But don't you need their social security number to do this?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By 284878
Pull ups are a status smybol. So they can have...

Pull ups are a status smybol. So they can have the ability to say, my child has been wearing them for......... long or My child hasn't worn diapers since she was two.
And make it sound like their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 211
Posted By 284878
The cot comes with a storage bag which makes the...

The cot comes with a storage bag which makes the cot bit smaller.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 211
Posted By 284878
I'll try to post a picture of one of mine later,...

I'll try to post a picture of one of mine later, if I didn't mention it before I just hold them up with the sheet on them and then I know which kid gets which one. But if it helps I literally have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 211
Posted By 284878
Regalo makes an expandable cot. Amazon sells them...

Regalo makes an expandable cot. Amazon sells them wwith a sheet for about $25. The come in blue and pink. They are easy to store in a corner, closet or even under a bed.
I use crib sheets, the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By 284878
Not sure if this is a scam or not but what's the...

Not sure if this is a scam or not but what's the likelihood of having two post in one year with someone giving up their child for adoption.

https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=89068
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 571
Posted By 284878
I personally can handle military time, my dad...

I personally can handle military time, my dad would use military time all the time and I just got use to it. What I am not personally use to is military dates. Example today would be 11-10-2018. Day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By 284878
Are you on the Food Program? Do you provide...

Are you on the Food Program? Do you provide formula or do you require the parents too?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By 284878
Rasian in kidkare is number 33 in the fruit...

Rasian in kidkare is number 33 in the fruit category. (Serve them weekly)

However op originally posted that they were serving crasians, which are dried cranberries. They are not on the kidkare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 378
Posted By 284878
I noticed this too, the ironic thing is when I...

I noticed this too, the ironic thing is when I applied for the grant I only had two kids under 12 months.
I did get some toys with suction cups on them for infants. But the majority of the money I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 897
Posted By 284878
We are required cribs or pnp. I am not sure if I...

We are required cribs or pnp. I am not sure if I would be comfortable with the idea of a cot. My cots are regalo cots and they are not a mesh material and they are higher off the ground then the ones...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 04:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By 284878
I took Tom's advice with my contacts and It has a...

I took Tom's advice with my contacts and It has a clause that states:
I parent names agree to abide by all the current and future policies given to me by day care name. (Or something like that)
So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 557
Posted By 284878
If you. (or any reading this post) ever need ASQ...

If you. (or any reading this post) ever need ASQ again, you can find it here: http://www.easterseals.com/mtffc/asq/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 557
Posted By 284878
Do you have a developmental screening assessment...

Do you have a developmental screening assessment tool like ages and stages questionnaire?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By 284878
Firing - Terming Via Email, Appropriate or Not?

Another thread got me thinking, is it appropriate to fire or term via email?
I've heard of several different ways that providers term, some will hand over a letter, others sneak the letter into the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,051
Posted By 284878
Tied shorts or pants that don't need it, stayed...

Tied shorts or pants that don't need it, stayed untied.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,051
Posted By 284878
Or the wrap onieies, there is like fifteen snaps...

Or the wrap onieies, there is like fifteen snaps but they are randomly placed around the shirt. You have to fold the first side over the chest and snap in different spots, then fold the other side...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By 284878
I have the same as you, expect the 3.5 m month is...

I have the same as you, expect the 3.5 m month is mine and is here all the time.
7:30 dcb2 arrives, we take DD to the bus, then back to the house for breakfast and so I can feed DS. We play until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By 284878
I do, but for me it just fell in to my lap. I had...

I do, but for me it just fell in to my lap. I had a full house that was full time and I had to let a family go, the replacement family was three days. Then the other family (worked with termed DCM)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,051
Posted By 284878
I snap correctly but don't always put bottoms...

I snap correctly but don't always put bottoms back on or socks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 802
Posted By 284878
I don't ask or receive a schedule from my PT...

I don't ask or receive a schedule from my PT families, I reserve their days for them. However I had one family that would tell me in advance when the child would not be coming.
If they had shown up,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By 284878
Yes I think you should say or do something. I'm...

Yes I think you should say or do something. I'm not sure what though. I've had family show up before their contract time and I've never had one mad at me for not answering the door. Some things that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By 284878
I agree with BC, I was going to post something...

I agree with BC, I was going to post something similar.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,826
Posted By 284878
Update - dcg8 is back in school now, on her last...

Update - dcg8 is back in school now, on her last day here, she didn't touch her lunch. It was ham, potatoes, green beans and bread. Dcb2 was eating just fine but she keep telling him how to eat and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By 284878
Camper door holder might work, it sounds very...

Camper door holder might work, it sounds very much like what you are describing....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,053
Posted By 284878
Yep, cause I have a current family that uses...

Yep, cause I have a current family that uses their own pen. I can tell when they do because it a different color than I have available. But both parents keep a pen in the pocket because of the jobs. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,053
Posted By 284878
Other ways to handle late pick ups is to switch...

Other ways to handle late pick ups is to switch the pen to a different ink color the moment they are late or highlight the sign out box the moment they are late. Both of these ways will get their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By 284878
So what was the answer? I heard that meth labs...

So what was the answer?
I heard that meth labs had to be destroyed.

BG bff put a bid on a house that she thought was to good to be true. She then found out that if she won, she'd have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By 284878
I agree, you don't know what could happen between...

I agree, you don't know what could happen between now and next summer, you may fill the spot and not have room for her.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,826
Posted By 284878
This plus I would not be able to supervise her...

This plus I would not be able to supervise her properly and we go outside after lunch.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,826
Posted By 284878
Believe me I did just this, I just tell her okay...

Believe me I did just this, I just tell her okay and walk away. I don't let her go play instead I make her sit there during the meal until everybody is done. (We all stay at the table until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,826
Posted By 284878
Same boat here. Dcg8 will not eat anything. I...

Same boat here. Dcg8 will not eat anything. I have a rule, if you don't want it don't touch it. (This is for the kids that take the food they don't like off their plates)
When she started, DCM told...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By 284878
Could you say you are revamping the program and...

Could you say you are revamping the program and will reopen the preschool next year. That in the mean time you are going to be taking infants only to keep yourself active duing the revamping.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By 284878
Venmo is free and compatible with any bank, if...

Venmo is free and compatible with any bank, if they want to sign up with a credit card, they get charged the fee I believe.
Venmo transfers money to my account in less than 24 hours. They are also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By 284878
Rotating Toys Schedule

I am trying to get a system in place on rotating toys. I purchased 6 totes to organize toys for rotating. But I am not sure which way to implement the totes for rotation. The totes are clear so I can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 662
Posted By 284878
I was told this during orientation, four years...

I was told this during orientation, four years ago, that each floor had to have an exit marked. My first reaction was, why the kids can't read. Lol
Rereading the technical, it says that each floor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 662
Posted By 284878
This is where I print my signs from ...

This is where I print my signs from
https://www.printablesigns.net/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 662
Posted By 284878
Family

Family
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 662
Posted By 284878
Nope, just posted. Personally I don't mind...

Nope, just posted.

Personally I don't mind the no smoking sign. ( I blame the state and now my in-laws must take their cigarette butts home, instead of leaving them in my yard.)
What I didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 662
Posted By 284878
My sign is in the entryway just below the remove...

My sign is in the entryway just below the remove shoes sign. They are just laminated pieces of paper.
However I have posted the sign in a photo frame before.
I have heard of a provider using a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By 284878
Yes you can have a name to put on your business...

Yes you can have a name to put on your business cards and advertisements and not need a DBA for it. But if you want it on your license and your contract you should get the DBA, IMO.

They don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2018, 02:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By 284878
If you choose a name, you can do so and use it...

If you choose a name, you can do so and use it only for show. However if you want to add it to your license, you can but I would recommend getting a DBA. The cost is ten dollars and it is good for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 805
Posted By 284878
I normally go to a host site and take a class...

I normally go to a host site and take a class from the local Ambulance company but they jumped their price from $50 to $80 (all day class, no kids allowed, currently nursing my newborn) and dh needs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 805
Posted By 284878
This is what the website says, I considered...

This is what the website says, I considered calling and asking if it would still work

Infant/Child CPR
This is a great course for parents and grandparents. Includes a discussion and demonstration...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 805
Posted By 284878
I just searched my local hospitals, I found one...

I just searched my local hospitals, I found one for $20 and one for $30, neither class offered certification.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,060
Posted By 284878
Interesting, now does your hair dresser (or...

Interesting, now does your hair dresser (or anyone else that needs to be licensed to provide a service) need to give you a copy of their license? If one business is required to do this than why not...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-25-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By 284878
I think that you should verify this with Tom...

I think that you should verify this with Tom Copeland but I believe that it should be added to their W10 as it is still child care no matter what time of the day it is and it is still income for you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 805
Posted By 284878
Wow only $20. I need to find this deal here. Mine...

Wow only $20. I need to find this deal here. Mine is due too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 805
Posted By 284878
I forgot, there are some resource centers that...

I forgot, there are some resource centers that will come to you too. Check with your local ISD to see if they have someone.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 805
Posted By 284878
You call protrainings and tell them you need a...

You call protrainings and tell them you need a hands on instructor, they give names and numbers to their contract instructors. You arrange meeting with the instructor and then pay them too. Depending...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 805
Posted By 284878
Protrainings is approved online course in MI but...

Protrainings is approved online course in MI but you still have to do hands on with an instructor.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 805
Posted By 284878
Here you can do online but then you have to meet...

Here you can do online but then you have to meet with the instructor to do hands on.
You pay for the online class also the instructor too.
But it does save time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2018, 02:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By 284878
Lightbulb Yes the law says a fine and or jail time but so...

Yes the law says a fine and or jail time but so does the shoplifting law. Most get off with a warning unless this is not their first offense. (Like they have been caught and warned before)

Go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By 284878
Try here http://www.easterseals.com/mtffc/asq/

Try here http://www.easterseals.com/mtffc/asq/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By 284878
We have to tell the parents verbally or in...

We have to tell the parents verbally or in writing. OP is doing it in writing and having he parents sign as a paper trail so no parent could come back and say they didn't know and because she's doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By 284878
Yes in MI you need to let the parents know and...

Yes in MI you need to let the parents know and track when you are gone on a provider attendance sheet.
Plus there is a limit on how much time per year that you can leave an assistant in charge.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By 284878
Tom recommends to not trade services but to...

Tom recommends to not trade services but to exchange proper fees.

Asking for recommendations would be the best route IMO.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By 284878
Here is Tom post from last week about payment...

Here is Tom post from last week about payment options.

http://tomcopelandblog.com/the-end-of-parent-payment-problems
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By 284878
Offered as in just asked, since he is old enough...

Offered as in just asked, since he is old enough to answer.

For me I had a two going on three year old that didn't drink his milk and asked for water. When I noticed this, I started placing a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By 284878
Michigan had an online form that allows as much...

Michigan had an online form that allows as much or a little info that you want/can give.

If I report a fb post, I just copy and paste the post link along with what they posted. I never fill out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By 284878
If you suspect abuse then call CPS and get advice...

If you suspect abuse then call CPS and get advice from them. They can start a case and help DCM get into a safe home, if that is what is needed.

Recently learned that CPS isn't just for reporting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By 284878
I was wondering if I would be allowed to repair...

I was wondering if I would be allowed to repair or have to replace. The dcg that is using it will be leaving soon and she has not tried to make the hole bigger. I will plan to get rid of it after she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By 284878
I have been checking local sale sites. I found...

I have been checking local sale sites. I found one for twenty, drove an hour to get. She told me it was in excellent condition, it had rips in the padding, fifthy and stunk like moth balls storage. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By 284878
Repairing Play Yard / PNP

I have a dcg that has torn a hole in the mesh netting of my PNP. All my PNP are in use and have not been able to find a good used on locally.

Is there any way to repair the mesh that would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By 284878
Laser printers are nice but for the ones that you...

Laser printers are nice but for the ones that you linked, they only print in black and the toner for the first one in the list is $75.
A laser printer that does color printing cost more than an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By 284878
Are you doing this in your home or in their home?...

Are you doing this in your home or in their home? Are you doing it in their home you're considered a nanny and they have to pay employee taxes. If you're doing this in your home then you are a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By 284878
I personally like HP over Epson printer. I opted...

I personally like HP over Epson printer. I opted out of the house ink club. I didn't like the club dictating how much I could print each month. Plus I found ink for my printer on eBay for 40-50% less...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By 284878
Rules book is 26 pages and the description of the...

Rules book is 26 pages and the description of the rules (aka the technical rules) is 187 pages. However as of March 28 they passed some rule changes and neither of these online pdf reflect the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By 284878
I know it's not the same but when I did foster...

I know it's not the same but when I did foster care they inspected all rooms including my master bedroom. They never once opened any drawers. Even my DC inspections only open drawers in the bathroom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By 284878
We have a hotpot. You can make soup in it, so you...

We have a hotpot. You can make soup in it, so you should be able to make pasta.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By 284878
I use spreadsheets to track hours, meals,...

I use spreadsheets to track hours, meals, payments .......
What exactly do you need?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,105
Posted By 284878
I don't let them leave car seats but I never have...

I don't let them leave car seats but I never have said that they couldn't bring them in. Parents have tried to leave them here, but when I say no, they always seem to work something out.
However...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By 284878
Have you called the doctor back yet? When I was...

Have you called the doctor back yet? When I was on meds for an illness and had a fever spiked, it was because my body was rejecting the meds. I was put on a different antibiotics and I started...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By 284878
PBS kids is slow (loads large files) and buffers...

PBS kids is slow (loads large files) and buffers a lot. At least with our internet.

I have ABC mouse for free as a teacher account, (it allows children to log in at home and I can monitor the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By 284878
I was sick a few weeks ago. My text to the...

I was sick a few weeks ago. My text to the families said. "Sorry Day Care will be closed today due to illness, you will be credited for the day. Thank you for understanding." I left no room for them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By 284878
As a former foster parent, in this state, the...

As a former foster parent, in this state, the state pays the DC directly and it works the same as any state paid child. So here the foster parents could be charged for any time they were late or if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By 284878
Edweb is approved online classes here but it is...

Edweb is approved online classes here but it is not face to face. You can interact with a head set and see their face but they can not see you. (Interacting only works if you do the class live during...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 853
Posted By 284878
I do what I want and don't make a big deal with...

I do what I want and don't make a big deal with any holiday. Depending on the age group that I have for the holiday, I have done Valentines cards from DD to dck, melted crayons shaped hearts, a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By 284878
I always put my DD in her room to play during...

I always put my DD in her room to play during nap. I would go in and check on her, spend some time with her then leave to check on others. If she fell asleep, she fell asleep otherwise it was more of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By 284878
My DD says seriously. I think it is cute. But I...

My DD says seriously. I think it is cute. But I can see how others my like it. I am just so grateful that is what she says instead of all the other things she could say.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By 284878
I only did it once, only because this particular...

I only did it once, only because this particular DCM was being a royal pain in the you know what and I had enough of her.
She complained that I charged to much, instructed me how to change my DC to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,808
Posted By 284878
0 & 1 star gets the same amount.

0 & 1 star gets the same amount.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,808
Posted By 284878
Yes the rates are online in the CDC book. Our...

Yes the rates are online in the CDC book. Our rates in Michigan are based off from our star rating not area. And then they broke down between age groups. For instance three star, ages newborn to two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,808
Posted By 284878
I am in MI and the state, last I knew, pays up to...

I am in MI and the state, last I knew, pays up to 90 hours bi weekly. I had a dcb scheduled here for 50 a week and was able to charge dcd the difference.
That was in 2016, my rate was $28 a day but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 09:49 AM
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The 8-month-old is not on a schedule at home. DCM...

The 8-month-old is not on a schedule at home. DCM says to feed her whenever she is hungry. I have tried to put her on a schedule here but like today, she was hungry earlier than normal and there are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 08:39 AM
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Views: 804
Posted By 284878
He is 3 months. I have another infant (8...

He is 3 months.

I have another infant (8 months) that arrives at 915, she normally gets a bottle at 945-1015. Today, I got his bottle ready when she arrived, to see if I could move a few things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 07:15 AM
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Posted By 284878
Follow up Question

I need help nailing down DCB schedule to fit with my other children's schedule.

DCB schedule
arrives at 8 and DCM has fed him at 630
naps 830-930
Change 930
bottle 945-10
change/nap 11 ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 06:39 AM
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Views: 402
Posted By 284878
I think I was told No, that it had to be separate...

I think I was told No, that it had to be separate reciept. I would suggest that you ask Tom Copeland at www.tomcopeland.com, he will know for sure.

For me though, I just deduct the meals not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By 284878
Thanks all. I seriously have never had an infant...

Thanks all. I seriously have never had an infant on this schedule but I'm glad to hear that it is more common than I thought. DCB is here today and it seems to be working out great just like some of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By 284878
Infant Schedule is Backwards

Normally a baby goes down for a nap right after a bottle for me. My new DCB has a different schedule than the avg baby. DCM wants him to wake after his bottle, she says he does not sleep well if he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By 284878
The snow melted and was warmer today but it...

The snow melted and was warmer today but it rained all day! So we were stuck inside all day.

Anyways the activities that I put together keep the kids busy all day, there were even things that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2018, 03:56 AM
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Posted By 284878
As for the paperwork, I don't send it home. If I...

As for the paperwork, I don't send it home. If I do, I give them a copy to read and have a copy for them to sign at drop off. This also helps prevent edits to my work.
If DCM shows up Monday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2018, 03:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
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I have a supply list of things that stays here. ...

I have a supply list of things that stays here.
At least a week of diapers, wipes, two sets of clothes, bottles, pacifer etc. Parents resupply items as needed. If parents bring more than I want, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By 284878
Thank you, your ornament suggested reminded me of...

Thank you, your ornament suggested reminded me of Salt dough. Not only could they make their own but they could dry it and paint it too. That may be a great time-consuming project. :) I have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By 284878
It is up to you how much you keep but I would...

It is up to you how much you keep but I would recommend going electronic and not just paper copies.

I do an andecodotal type note on my computer and will write down things like "DCB came in this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By 284878
I am considering this as I have a fort kit. But...

I am considering this as I have a fort kit. But concerned that the crawling baby may get underfoot and if I put the baby in the play yard, there is no room for the fort.
Should I consider this with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By 284878
The infant is 7 months and about 15-20 lbs (wears...

The infant is 7 months and about 15-20 lbs (wears 12 months clothes) I could put the baby in the infant sled, and I have when we go out. Currently, we have too much snow for the toddlers to walk in,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By 284878
I asked that when I opened, I was told I have to...

I asked that when I opened, I was told I have to be outside with them. So it is an all in or all out kind of thing. :(
But I so wish I could get away with it. (DH gets home one hour before they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By 284878
I have Lincoln logs but no legos. I do have...

I have Lincoln logs but no legos. I do have crafts supplies I just was worried about going craft crazy and have a bunch of started but unfinished crafts.

I do like the stem craft idea that would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By 284878
I plan on talking to her right away, I may even...

I plan on talking to her right away, I may even do it in front of mom.

If it was not for the infant, I would take the two girls out no matter what and for as long as they could stand it.
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