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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By rosieteddy
Send a letter home Friday. I would list (again I...

Send a letter home Friday. I would list (again I am sure)your schedule for days off over the holidays.I would explain no changing schedules for families allowed.Tell them that every body is to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 258
Posted By rosieteddy
I retired 3 years ago.I dream about DC...

I retired 3 years ago.I dream about DC weekly.Always to many kids,parents don't pickup on time,I loose one everything that can happen happens.I wake up tired and stressed.Harder than when I actually...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By rosieteddy
Iwould do the same thing.They pay for the spot to...

Iwould do the same thing.They pay for the spot to keep it.Otherwise this is their 2 week notice.I would fill the spot if I could .If they take the chance you will not be able to fill and want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By rosieteddy
.This is your chance,tell them breakfast at...

.This is your chance,tell them breakfast at home.If they have an hour leeway there is no reason he can't be fed at home 7-730. Ifixed that problem with all my parents.Istopped feeding on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 233
Posted By rosieteddy
I .would suggest a family gift.It can be as big...

I .would suggest a family gift.It can be as big or small as you like.I did movie night.I bought an older childrens movie.One year it was The Resuers, Herbie Disney movie Ialways tried to pick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By rosieteddy
I would talk to a lawyer before signing...

I would talk to a lawyer before signing that.Seems very unreasonable .A normal security deposit should cover you enough.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By rosieteddy
I would make the spaces off limits.Close and lock...

I would make the spaces off limits.Close and lock rooms not in use by your staff.Public schools walk children out and have parents pick up outside.Can you partition out the office area?I think the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 478
Posted By rosieteddy
If I had the money and I were you.I would go for...

If I had the money and I were you.I would go for quality nap mats.I would get bedding too.I would buy a sturdy rocker ,I had a swivel rocker.It was so comfortable I could feed an infant and swivel to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 433
Posted By rosieteddy
I would send a notice home Friday.I would make it...

I would send a notice home Friday.I would make it the holiday review.Let everybody know what days you're closed for the Holiday season.Remind them about paid days and any other closings you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By rosieteddy
Isn't it funny how sometimes daycare parents...

Isn't it funny how sometimes daycare parents forget this is your job.Imagine how they would feel if their boss/supervisor wanted to bring a covered dish .Great I already worked 8 or more hours and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 303
Posted By rosieteddy
Getting outside 2x aday saved my sanity.Ido...

Getting outside 2x aday saved my sanity.Ido believe it helped them nap better.Iwas lucky to be able to keep the stroller on the inside porch.Ihad their coat hooks there as well.Iwould load up the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By rosieteddy
Ihope you took the day after Thanksgiving off.If ...

Ihope you took the day after Thanksgiving off.If not tell them now that you are closed that day.Anice 4 day weekend will do wonders. That day is an easier day to find care from relatives.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By rosieteddy
I actually did this for 2 months years ago.I was...

I actually did this for 2 months years ago.I was paid a weekly fee with the taxes taken out of my check weekly.The parents formed some kind of partnership that covered the payroll.I had the usual...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By rosieteddy
Just before I was forced to retire (heart...

Just before I was forced to retire (heart attack)I was feeling the same way.I at some level wished for an easy way out.That was not actually easy but it was a way out.I was devastated at first...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By rosieteddy
You guys are saints.I would never use water...

You guys are saints.I would never use water tables inside.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 504
Posted By rosieteddy
I think its kindof lousy.Obviously the 2 yr old...

I think its kindof lousy.Obviously the 2 yr old wouldn't care.The 4 yr old gets it.Teach them to accept gifts .Maybe ask for age appropriate books.Then after the party donate already read books.Ask...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By rosieteddy
All great suggestions.Iwould also close the...

All great suggestions.Iwould also close the window and use a sound machine and or fan or music.Let parents know your limitations such as no swing sleeping ,back only ect.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By rosieteddy
Parents that are always late with payment had new...

Parents that are always late with payment had new policy.They were to give me post dated checks for each week .I collected the checks the last Monday of previous month for the next month. By the time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By rosieteddy
I think in this case that would be thoughtful.In...

I think in this case that would be thoughtful.In this day and age the firetruck might be alarming otherwise.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By rosieteddy
As the years went by I always told parents about...

As the years went by I always told parents about time off.When I retired I had 3 weeks paid with up to 5 personal -sick days.I explained to parents that though they may not have been with me I had 20...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By rosieteddy
Two weeks is long enough when things are not...

Two weeks is long enough when things are not going well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 588
Posted By rosieteddy
I would say nothing.I would also shut down the...

I would say nothing.I would also shut down the "tattletale".Maybe when she starts to give you the scoop say something like'hey please stop telling me these things,it just makes me feel bad and they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By rosieteddy
If things are working well why mess with it.Save...

If things are working well why mess with it.Save some of these awesome ideas for when your system stops working.Sometimes we over think things.The kids are playing and happy Don't fix whats not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By rosieteddy
What kind of food is offered.? He would need...

What kind of food is offered.? He would need water to drink at least.I would insist on a note from the Dr. stating that it is ok with them,What is their reasoning.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By rosieteddy
I agree with all the others.I would also get a...

I agree with all the others.I would also get a large play bucket use a marker and write 'Puke Bucket"tell him he has to use that .At least then your not cleaning tables and floors.Then I would tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By rosieteddy
Charge them the new rate.If they question you I...

Charge them the new rate.If they question you I would point out that it is 5 dollars a day more for the infant.They are getting a cut on the older child already.Be prepared for the inevitable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By rosieteddy
I think that the bickering is normal.That being...

I think that the bickering is normal.That being said they should be able to curb it.It might work to have a more scheduled day.For example if its before school maybe try table activities .I would set...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By rosieteddy
Once I got over my idea that lunches needed to be...

Once I got over my idea that lunches needed to be different things got easy.Ifound the younger kids just wanted separate foods.Ihad the divided dishes from Walmart,Afruit aveggie protein and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By rosieteddy
I started having everyone ready .We sat in front...

I started having everyone ready .We sat in front entrance reading books and singing.When each parent arrived their child said hello to them goodbye to us got a sticker and left.It cut down on parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,201
Posted By rosieteddy
Josie take it and run.You had feelings of doubt...

Josie take it and run.You had feelings of doubt at least in your first email.I think gut instinct is what you should go by.Yes the money would be great but you do not have the door yet.Putting it in...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-27-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By rosieteddy
why not buy a small gift.Put it under his pillow...

why not buy a small gift.Put it under his pillow from the paci fairy.Add a note that she found the paci and now that he is a big boy he gets a prize.Maybe add a new toothbrush .That was one of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By rosieteddy
I never had good luck with just the rope.They...

I never had good luck with just the rope.They were like puppies tripping over each other.What about the wagon or a stroller for your supplies .Then you could tie the safety straps to the wagon and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 726
Posted By rosieteddy
I always said if you can't say something nice...

I always said if you can't say something nice don't say anything. You don't have to be friends but you can't be mean.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By rosieteddy
I would gate kitchen off.Let him move around.I...

I would gate kitchen off.Let him move around.I used to prep lunch somewhat before going out.Then I stayed out a little longer sat kids at table to color while I did last minute prep.Then we all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By rosieteddy
I agree with blackcat,but only if everyone brings...

I agree with blackcat,but only if everyone brings food.Is this child allowed to bring snacks because she doesn't like what you serve?Then I would stop it .She is getting preferential treatment.If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By rosieteddy
I was just like you Josie .There is always one...

I was just like you Josie .There is always one more we think we should take.If you really want him I would offer 4 days for 15.00 less no exceptions.If they want to add day later I would charge full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By rosieteddy
I would not change any thing.Let them do what...

I would not change any thing.Let them do what your other clients do or pay cash.They can get a cash advance through the credit card if they want.Why mix everthing up for one family.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By rosieteddy
I also used the "if you can't say something nice...

I also used the "if you can't say something nice don't say anything".Sorry but I think the 4 yr old knew telling someone they were wearing a diaper was wrong.Part of our job is teaching them how to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By rosieteddy
I was so lucky the 2 yrs I had every other Friday...

I was so lucky the 2 yrs I had every other Friday off.It was great,I would not switch to t-Friday work with Mondays off because you would loose the paid Mon Holidays.Not to mention the decadence of a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By rosieteddy
If you are only going in the yard I would train...

If you are only going in the yard I would train him to walk.I used safety strap for 2 yrs and up.It strapped around the childs wrist and then I looped it to stroller.The child held onto the handle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By rosieteddy
I think you should decline this family.I know...

I think you should decline this family.I know from experience that they figure you will work with them.I would say my hours are ----no exceptions.January is a long way,a new client will come along.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 07-19-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By rosieteddy
I am not sure how many you feed but it can be...

I am not sure how many you feed but it can be done.Breakfast cereal milk and fruit/muffins milk fruit .Lunch you can pick a couple of sandwiches -turkey,cheeseect offer cut up veggies,fruit and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By rosieteddy
I also vote close earlier.I would send a notice...

I also vote close earlier.I would send a notice that beginning August 6th new hours are provided.In your situation I would close at 5 pm.If they need more time I would charge extra for 5-5:30 at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By rosieteddy
I implemented a new payment method when that kept...

I implemented a new payment method when that kept happening to me.I did not want a late fee,I wanted my pay.I gave 2 weeks notice to change payment schedule.I wrote that due to so many late payments...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By rosieteddy
I am with Blackcat on this.I would hesitate to...

I am with Blackcat on this.I would hesitate to offer tablet.I would lay her down last and after the required resting time offer books only.I do like the story on cd but only if it played all of nap...
Forum: Curriculum 07-11-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By rosieteddy
Also did your child start March 5?If so were you...

Also did your child start March 5?If so were you charged a curriculum fee then?It could be that they charge once a year for the year and your child was included from March till now with activities...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By rosieteddy
I am with Blackcat.No refund no assistant ect.

I am with Blackcat.No refund no assistant ect.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By rosieteddy
I like Blackcats reply. I would have not wanted...

I like Blackcats reply. I would have not wanted to turn them away(to confrontational.whimpy I know).I instead would change the policy.I would charge everyone the cost of milk plus a fee doubling the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 824
Posted By rosieteddy
I like CATHEARDERS reply.Tell her...

I like CATHEARDERS reply.Tell her outright.Starting tomorrow no snacks.I would tell mom in front of child.Tell child there will be no more snacks at end of day.I also would have everything child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By rosieteddy
For my older /bigger kids I got the little tyke...

For my older /bigger kids I got the little tyke motorcycles.They were great and worked ok on woodchips.It is so annoying when they break the smaller toys.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By rosieteddy
To keep your friendship I would skip the...

To keep your friendship I would skip the convo.That being said I would ease him into your routine.He will probally pick up skills from the other children.He probally can do some ,but why try if you...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-20-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,261
Posted By rosieteddy
If I was a parent,I would want to meet who would...

If I was a parent,I would want to meet who would be home while my child was there.I would expect more of a bed for sleeping -toddler beds with mattress and bedding or twin size if older child.I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By rosieteddy
I charged teachers the same tuition as everyone...

I charged teachers the same tuition as everyone else.The difference was I did not provide care to them on any schoolvacations or holidays they still paid the same.Even if I was open they stayed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By rosieteddy
Just use the people you know.Explain to them that...

Just use the people you know.Explain to them that someone may call for a reference.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 913
Posted By rosieteddy
I would send one last email to her only.Tell her...

I would send one last email to her only.Tell her tuition due at drop off Monday with late fee or no daycare.Where did the little one end up?Hope you have last two weeks tuition from her if needed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 870
Posted By rosieteddy
So sorry your feeling this way .Wish I could come...

So sorry your feeling this way .Wish I could come and help you. I think your idea of chart about what is allowed and not allowed is a great idea.Make a short one of the weekend.No running or jumping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 870
Posted By rosieteddy
I feel your pain.When one child dominates the...

I feel your pain.When one child dominates the group into bad behavior it is hell. My last group was really challenging,the babies were fussy which turned the toddlers giving the preschool kids power...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 692
Posted By rosieteddy
I did this ,I opened half hour early.I charged 10...

I did this ,I opened half hour early.I charged 10 dollars per day extra.They had to pay with there usual tuition and it was nonrefundable.If you do not charge enough other parents see you are opening...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By rosieteddy
I second taking pictures and an ornament .Like a...

I second taking pictures and an ornament .Like a previous poster said'.parents are not interested in a craft we make' I started giving just the children a gift at holiday time.Pajamas,a movie and a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,431
Posted By rosieteddy
I think its time to look for a center.First time...

I think its time to look for a center.First time parent or not calling licensing was wrong.You do not trust the provider so that home is not a good fit.A center would be more open door policy .I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By rosieteddy
What about having her start at 10 am.That way...

What about having her start at 10 am.That way when the babies wake she can help get them changed ect.Or what about sending her outdoors with the non sleepers while you tend to the infants.I think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,268
Posted By rosieteddy
Maybe give them a little less at first...

Maybe give them a little less at first interview.Give them a chance to get to know you and your program first.I always went over the contract tuition,paid time off,sick policy and holidays. I did not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 624
Posted By rosieteddy
I also would not have done that.My group totally...

I also would not have done that.My group totally lost it when visitors showed up.I only let parents visit when we were outside as the wider space seemed more manageable.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By rosieteddy
If the family is great and the child good I would...

If the family is great and the child good I would keep her.Good families and babies are not always there.The older kids will age out and every month this baby gets older.Why not call her your last...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By rosieteddy
I had a jogging stroller single,I always had...

I had a jogging stroller single,I always had trouble keeping air in the tires.Then I bought the runabout 5 seater best stroller for rough terrain and easy even with 5 kids in it.My go to was a graco...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By rosieteddy
I often had children stay 4 or 5 yrs.I made a...

I often had children stay 4 or 5 yrs.I made a photo book from all the pictures over the years.I titled it Fun Time at Nana's. Then I crocheted a blanket during their last few months.I often crocheted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,008
Posted By rosieteddy
I would term today.Sounds like they could just...

I would term today.Sounds like they could just send her to Grandmothers house.No way would I keep her.I required a report saying a child was allergic before stopping dairy.Not a Dr. note but a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,008
Posted By rosieteddy
I personally would term.Wanting to change...

I personally would term.Wanting to change naptime,movie time and dairy free.Nope wouldn't work for me.You are not her employee ,she attends your program.I would send a notice and say that your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By rosieteddy
I thought you were getting ready to retire.It has...

I thought you were getting ready to retire.It has taken me 3 years to finally get rid of most of my plastic climbers and slides.Why not save the money for a vacation or something you want for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By rosieteddy
Nope would not fly in my DC.He would have lost...

Nope would not fly in my DC.He would have lost his privacy first time removing pull-up.Parents would have to bring the onesies to keep diaper on.Not acceptable for sanitary reasons.FYIthey do sell a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By rosieteddy
I would send an e-mail now.I would say as' I have...

I would send an e-mail now.I would say as' I have not received your deposit I will continue with interviews. I will let you know which family fits my program best.I will contact you on Friday and...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-21-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,533
Posted By rosieteddy
I had to close with no notice.I had a heart...

I had to close with no notice.I had a heart attack at the end of the month in Feb 2015.The uncertainty of when I would be well enough to reopen caused me to close.I did not collect sick days or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By rosieteddy
I think I would take a pass.If you are alone with...

I think I would take a pass.If you are alone with the children how can you stop the chaos.She must be really bad if kicked out of other DC.I would tell Mom you need to see some improvement this week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By rosieteddy
I would tell parents the behavior is...

I would tell parents the behavior is unexceptable.I would tell them starting tomorrow that they are to text or call when they are here.I would have child ready to leave and tell parents no long...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By rosieteddy
Happy Provider Day-weekend.know that you do make...

Happy Provider Day-weekend.know that you do make a difference in the families lives.I am in the process of selling the home where I provided care for 63 children.I took care of these families the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By rosieteddy
I used the crate at night.I also bought a plastic...

I used the crate at night.I also bought a plastic playpen from Amazon.It was just like a baby play space with no floor.I would put the puppy in at drop off and pickup.I also put a puppy pad and toys...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,101
Posted By rosieteddy
I would not mention it at all.I always prepped...

I would not mention it at all.I always prepped family dinner at lunch.Then when going out for afternoon play would put in oven.That is what family childcare in a home is.You need to feed your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By rosieteddy
I would stick to what you already told them.You...

I would stick to what you already told them.You gave the spot to someone else.If they are not happy with part time they have plenty of notice to find somewhere else.I bet your fees are cheaper than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By rosieteddy
I have in the past used dental floss to sew the...

I have in the past used dental floss to sew the pack and play.Not sure it would be approved.It did work.I think you can buy the basic pack and play for under 50.00 dollars in Walmart or on amazon.You...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By rosieteddy
Are you taking the 4 yr old back in the...

Are you taking the 4 yr old back in the fall?Maybe just fulltime would be better.Could you charge a little more for the four you have ?An extra 5 dollars a day would be the price for one child and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By rosieteddy
Though I agree with what everyone else said I...

Though I agree with what everyone else said I would do something different.Because they live across the street and you are almost done I would not charge them the late fee.I would give them the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By rosieteddy
Could you just let this group play out and then...

Could you just let this group play out and then retire? In theory all infants seems more manageable .Toddlers and preschoolers can be more strong willed.But an infant needs your help to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,736
Posted By rosieteddy
Smile When I interviewed a parent I always had parents...

When I interviewed a parent I always had parents only.If child was an infant and they insisted I allowed the child with parent for first interview.Child had to be in parents arms or carrier. I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By rosieteddy
Obviously he new they were the wrong...

Obviously he new they were the wrong choice.Iwould instate a new policy effective immediately. Iwould say you have one week to purchase Velcro shoes.Even a less expensive pair would be fine.Not fair...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By rosieteddy
I had a few children like this over the years.I...

I had a few children like this over the years.I had good luck with music playing.I would set the tv to music(instrumental)it played a little loud.That way if phone rang or someone woke I could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By rosieteddy
I would use a playpen instead of dining room.I...

I would use a playpen instead of dining room.I also would have a confined space outside to separate her.I would explain to parents if asked that it is for safety.I used a playspace with a door on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By rosieteddy
Wow just wow.How do you keep them? I think I...

Wow just wow.How do you keep them? I think I would have termed by now.Short of 2 pack and plays just for them I don't know what you can do. Maybe get outside more and walk ,or keep them alone.The...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-22-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By rosieteddy
I get it. I was just thinking maybe there was...

I get it. I was just thinking maybe there was some way to avoid conflict with the dad.I would not want to be audited .I was thinking more on terms of a form saying the other parent paid ,maybe not...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-21-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By rosieteddy
What about just giving him a copy.Maybe you could...

What about just giving him a copy.Maybe you could give a receipt saying monies paid by other parent for said child.I do not think I would want bad feelings between either parent and myself.There must...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By rosieteddy
I would address it if it happens again.I would...

I would address it if it happens again.I would tell parent that it hurts your feelings to imply that the child not have good care.Not to mention that other children may pick up on it.I would explain...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By rosieteddy
Not a jerk.I had a heart attack and was...

Not a jerk.I had a heart attack and was hospitalized for a week.If that was all then my families would have come back.I was not able to reopen for at least 3 weeks .Then there were Dr appointments...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By rosieteddy
I would give 1 week notice as they are stay at...

I would give 1 week notice as they are stay at home parents anyway.I would send out a notice telling them the new hours.I would offer full time at one rate.Then a little more per day for part...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By rosieteddy
Sounds like an awesome set up.I always made pasta...

Sounds like an awesome set up.I always made pasta enough for multiple meals.Stored in baggies flat then used the microwave to reheat with what ever sauce I was serving that day.Even now that I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By rosieteddy
Why not go with a microwave oven?Not as likely to...

Why not go with a microwave oven?Not as likely to burn anyone usually works for heating up lunches easily.I did most of my care in the basement playroom.I did cook in the kitchen and then bring food...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 849
Posted By rosieteddy
When my group started getting more physical I...

When my group started getting more physical I changed up our day.I gave less free time.I planned table activities on arrival .We took a longer walk 3 times a day.Once the child turned 2 they held...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By rosieteddy
I personally never gave paid time off to...

I personally never gave paid time off to parents.I had teachers contract which included paying for school vacations and not bringing their child.Other clients paid for holidays and my 3 weeks of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 975
Posted By rosieteddy
As long as she is not upset I would try to not...

As long as she is not upset I would try to not let it bother you.Who knows at 2 what she is thinking.If she eats ,plays sleeps ect be happy.I would much rather have that than crying all day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By rosieteddy
An old remedy was karo syrup.About 2 oz in warm...

An old remedy was karo syrup.About 2 oz in warm water or apple juice.Also pears,plums oatmeal cereal sometimes help.
Forum: Curriculum 04-03-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By rosieteddy
I used Carols affordable curriculum.It was a good...

I used Carols affordable curriculum.It was a good basic plan.I loved that all the supplies were included.I had crayons,markers and scissors for each child in a personal art box.I would choose books...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By rosieteddy
Take the time off.You deserve a break ,and...

Take the time off.You deserve a break ,and parents would not think twice about taking time when they want.I aam a believer of vacation for providers.Sometimes it felt like my taking two weeks...
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