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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 11:21 AM
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Posted By storybookending
Yeah I wouldnít name a daycare Soggy Bottom

Yeah I wouldnít name a daycare Soggy Bottom
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 378
Posted By storybookending
Are you able to send requests for money as...

Are you able to send requests for money as reminders? Like say Friday morning send out as invoice DCM1: owes $150. I have zero problems with parents paying right now and I donít want to start...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 197
Posted By storybookending
I would just be honest with mom and say that...

I would just be honest with mom and say that youíve tried long enough but dcgs bahavior/attitude towards being at your house hasnít improved since the issues first started arising. Itís been 6 months...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 378
Posted By storybookending
What is required for using a service such an...

What is required for using a service such an Venmo or zelle? What type of information do you need to give parents/do they need to give you. I have been thinking about looking into it for awhile now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 378
Posted By storybookending
My children do not have cubbies. I have one built...

My children do not have cubbies. I have one built in cubbie type closet at the enterance with hooks that all jackets and shoes go when they arrive. Nothing else goes back and forth. All of my parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 241,018
Posted By storybookending
I started two new kids this month. Their moms are...

I started two new kids this month. Their moms are best friends and until recently one was a SAHM that took care of both boys. I knew the moms very casually in college, we were friendly but not the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By storybookending
I donít like how much I have to pay in on taxes...

I donít like how much I have to pay in on taxes being self employed with no spouse of child dependents of my own to claim.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 437
Posted By storybookending
I grew up in a daycare and spent many years after...

I grew up in a daycare and spent many years after I was no longer of age just going to spend time with the kids in the summers. They had two girls named Macy/Macie. They were called big macie and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 437
Posted By storybookending
Mostly just shortened version of their names....

Mostly just shortened version of their names. Since day one Iíve had two little girls with the same name. In the beginning they were ďbig *childs name*Ē and ďbaby *childs name*Ē. They are still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 502
Posted By storybookending
ďSorry DCM the space is not available tomorrow as...

ďSorry DCM the space is not available tomorrow as the daycare is closed. I am sorry I did not inform you but per your schedule turned in of XX-XX-18 your child was not scheduled to be here. See you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By storybookending
I just use the basic stuff for under 1 year old....

I just use the basic stuff for under 1 year old. They have a basket of toys with rattles, blocks and the typical ďbabyĒ stuff. I have a picnic basket in there that is meant for toddlers with plates...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4,406
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 422,231
Posted By storybookending
I am literally at the point where I would take...

I am literally at the point where I would take the write up for not going outdoors on a day the temperature was fine... although if there were a licensing visit I doubt highly they would blame me as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4,406
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 422,231
Posted By storybookending
Just me here.. venting about snow.. in the middle...

Just me here.. venting about snow.. in the middle of April.. I know I live in WI but I have never seen this much snow at once in my lifetime. I live in the middle of the lovely white part..
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By storybookending
Give yourself some credit. I am sure it wasnít as...

Give yourself some credit. I am sure it wasnít as bad as you think. Human emotion is natural and while it is a bummer that it didnít work out it is better for your sanity and your program as a whole....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By storybookending
Everyone here cleans up as well. I do not reward...

Everyone here cleans up as well. I do not reward they just do it. I rarely help. My youngest is (almost) 17 months and even he helps. We clean up before all transitions.. it is just something that we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 217
Posted By storybookending
Does your state have/do you participate in the...

Does your state have/do you participate in the Youngstar program? We as home providers are eligible for yearly grants through that program and honestly itís not too much work and my rep is super nice!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By storybookending
All of my current families are great. No drop...

All of my current families are great. No drop off/pick up time issues. Everyone comes and goes when they say they will. No one pushes policy, they all pay on time. A few bring me toys and things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 634
Posted By storybookending
Just wanted to add I can see parents only wanting...

Just wanted to add I can see parents only wanting one infant seat as they arenít in them for nearly as long as all other seats and they can just get two bases or just strap them in the car with ease....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 634
Posted By storybookending
This was negligence in the parents case though. 4...

This was negligence in the parents case though. 4 adults and 4 children in a 5 passenger vehicle. Had they been leaving daycare and a provider saw this and didn’t report then sure as that’s part of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 634
Posted By storybookending
You can do whatever you feel comfortable with. I...

You can do whatever you feel comfortable with. I personally allow infant seats to be left here as I keep a small group and would never have more than 2 that small at a time.. more than likely only 1...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 358
Posted By storybookending
I only have about 30 books out at a time on rain...

I only have about 30 books out at a time on rain gutter shelves that I rotate frequently. The favorite right now is Goldilocks and the Three Bears. I read it all dramatic and use different voices for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 634
Posted By storybookending
I feel like even offering for her to keep it on...

I feel like even offering for her to keep it on the porch broke your own policy and you should not have even offered that.. signed form or not. Either have the policy or donít. Now if they accept...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4,406
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 422,231
Posted By storybookending
My vent is in the attachments.. SERIOUSLY Mother...

My vent is in the attachments.. SERIOUSLY Mother Nature it is APRIL. I am OVER this. We were predicted 8-12 last week but only ended up with 7 but STILL. This is our punishment for not having snow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 299
Posted By storybookending
I feel like this is common with kids these days....

I feel like this is common with kids these days. I donít know what it is but Iíve been told by my parents I never had an accident after potty training and I do not recall my peers having them at the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 472
Posted By storybookending
They did this for the neice for her nighttime...

They did this for the neice for her nighttime bottle for a few months after switching her from formula to whole milk as she was taking in way more ounces than recommend. I had another dcb that I know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By storybookending
I would stay away from saying that sheís too high...

I would stay away from saying that sheís too high maintenance and the other kids need you too as that can seem to parents like you cannot handle the situation. They may blame you since youíve...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By storybookending
Are the parents aware you have been having issues...

Are the parents aware you have been having issues with the child or is this something that is going to blindside them? I have only one term experience to draw from and I think it is best to just be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 450
Posted By storybookending
I donít. I would honestly rather have the child...

I donít. I would honestly rather have the child here than home with an infected parent or sibling just for them to turn around and be sick themselves a few days later.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By storybookending
Every time I see a child throwing a tantrum in...

Every time I see a child throwing a tantrum in public Iím typically proud of the caregiver for not giving in to their tantrums and just giving them what they want to make it stop.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-09-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By storybookending
Ah yes you are correct that may have been...

Ah yes you are correct that may have been something I read in the food program information rather than licensing
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-09-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By storybookending
I would ask the mom about it. Typically it...

I would ask the mom about it. Typically it doesnít matter what parent pays as often times divorced parents have to switch off who can claim the children as dependents in any given year.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-09-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By storybookending
I have seen members on there state they do...

I have seen members on there state they do similar. Here We arenít supposed to repeat meals more than once in a month... I forget the exact wording but itís said in some form or another in our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 278
Posted By storybookending
Iíll never forget this day hahaha

Iíll never forget this day hahaha
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4,406
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 422,231
Posted By storybookending
I have a late August birthday and school in my...

I have a late August birthday and school in my state used to start around the 20th of August. I started preschool at 3 and K at 4 turning the next age up within the first two weeks. I was the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 440
Posted By storybookending
Wow yeah this family would be gone. I donít take...

Wow yeah this family would be gone. I donít take this kind of crap from anyone let alone a two day a week family that is barely worth keeping. I hope you have a term letter printed. Sounds like your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By storybookending
One of my best friends is in a wheel chair. In my...

One of my best friends is in a wheel chair. In my city you do need a building permit to build a ramp but the work does not have to be done by a contractor. In my friends case his dad built all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By storybookending
12 weeks is still pretty young but if I were you...

12 weeks is still pretty young but if I were you I would deff not be sugar coating your days when mom asks how the baby did (not saying you are). Mention the things you are doing to help her adjust...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By storybookending
The center I worked at only offered after school...

The center I worked at only offered after school care as there wasn’t enough of a demand for before school care. The after school rates were billed monthly in advance $195 a month for full time (5...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By storybookending
Here they still need all of the paperwork that a...

Here they still need all of the paperwork that a fully enrolled child would need. That gets rid of a lot of the calls in itself. If that doesnít scare them off I let them know that it is on a day by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By storybookending
I HATE essential oils. They stink. I have a mom...

I HATE essential oils. They stink. I have a mom that swear by them and oils her kids up before care when they are sick.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By storybookending
I have my neice in care so I attend her birthday...

I have my neice in care so I attend her birthday party. I have been invited to others but have not gone. I am considering attending the joint party of two of my current daycare kids next month but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By storybookending
What is the parent involvement with this child? I...

What is the parent involvement with this child? I know you said he has stuff going on at home but have they been called for conferences to discuss the childís behaviors?

This is not something I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By storybookending
I got strep every March every year I was in...

I got strep every March every year I was in college.. itís no joke. Irresponsible wouldíve been agreeing to take them and getting them sick so donít beat yourself up about having to call off....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By storybookending
Since the child isnít even two yet I would not be...

Since the child isnít even two yet I would not be concerned. My cousin didnít talk, to anyone, until he was 3.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By storybookending
So sheís content during the day then? Not a...

So sheís content during the day then? Not a nightmare or screaming for parents all day just distant and not affectionate? Is she like this for other adults not in her immediate family? Could need an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By storybookending
Is she trained at home?

Is she trained at home?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By storybookending
Smile SA age are the worst. I told a mom of a current...

SA age are the worst. I told a mom of a current dcg that I could not take her older child and having him 3 days of spring break and also today because of a snow day I do not regret this decision. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By storybookending
I am glad that Barbie has more and more options...

I am glad that Barbie has more and more options to represent all different types of looking people. I had a Ken doll with a beard when I was younger. It came with a little shaver you could shave it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By storybookending
I did last Monday, first day of Spring Break and...

I did last Monday, first day of Spring Break and I found out I was only expecting one child, would have probably been two as I could have taken older sister but since I knew my other families werenít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By storybookending
Do it girl! Did you decide on if you were going...

Do it girl! Did you decide on if you were going to take the SA kiddos or not?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 241,018
Posted By storybookending
Typed my answer but changed my mind on having it...

Typed my answer but changed my mind on having it out there. I’ll just pm you.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 03-31-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By storybookending
I’m lucky because my current littles eat...

I’m lucky because my current littles eat basically whatever I put in front of them. We tired corn on the cob for the first time and they loved it! Even my youngest 16 month old ate it straight off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By storybookending
Also do you all have families resign ever year?

Also do you all have families resign ever year?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By storybookending
Contracts

Just another contract question. Iím starting a new child on Monday to replace one that moved a few states away in January. Mom and dad just dropped off the contract and all of his belongings and it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 241,018
Posted By storybookending
This was supposed to be a vent (wrong thread) I...

This was supposed to be a vent (wrong thread) I am NOT okay with winter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 241,018
Posted By storybookending
Itís snowing.. not much probably 1-2 inches and...

Itís snowing.. not much probably 1-2 inches and expected to stop in about 3 hours but noooo it was almost all gone!!

Bright side maybe drop in care at the center will be dead? I was already...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By storybookending
I personally would prorate if they are a family...

I personally would prorate if they are a family in good standing, esp if giving this much advance notice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,535
Posted By storybookending
I donít have special daycare clothes, or...

I donít have special daycare clothes, or employees, but in the colder months I live in yoga pants and in the warmer months I wear the athletic type shorts with built in spandex just to make sure Iím...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By storybookending
I did the same with one of my first families and...

I did the same with one of my first families and it did NOT work out. The child was a friggin nightmare and spending 11.5 hours a day with her was draining as hell! I ended up changing my hours...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By storybookending
I would do what was advised and say that while...

I would do what was advised and say that while you enjoyed having her for Spring Break that it has made you realize that your program may not be the best for a child of her age and that you cannot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By storybookending
I have heard the whisk thing works. They actually...

I have heard the whisk thing works. They actually sell a similar whisk like product specially made for Easter egg dying. I donít know if theyíve been around awhile or if they are new but someone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By storybookending
I wouldnít even care about losing the brother at...

I wouldnít even care about losing the brother at this point. A 6 year old that flat out says they have gotten other sitters ďfiredĒ before is not something I would be entertaining for any amount of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 707
Posted By storybookending
I am not married but I have occasional visitors...

I am not married but I have occasional visitors of my grandma and my best friend. They are both approved subs. I tell parents I will inform them outside of any emergencies if I am planning on leaving...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By storybookending
If my kids need a time to calm down from a...

If my kids need a time to calm down from a needless fit they do not get books or toys to help them. They need to learn to self soothe. I use a simple mat that is in front of an exit that we do not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By storybookending
I would maybe try switching her to a cot or nap...

I would maybe try switching her to a cot or nap mat now if that is what she is used to. I recently switched a child to a toddler bed from a pack n play. If he starts acting up I go in, say nothing,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By storybookending
Thank you! I am getting some magna tiles from a...

Thank you! I am getting some magna tiles from a friend when they come into town in late May/early June and wanted to know if they could be used together.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By storybookending
I am surprised coming from a center that she has...

I am surprised coming from a center that she has so much trouble. What are you napping her in? Pack n okay? Mat? Crib??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By storybookending
I have only been doing this in home for almost...

I have only been doing this in home for almost two years. I have only had two potty train while in my care so far. My current 3.75 year olds both potty trained in September of 2016. You learn a lot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By storybookending
The child would be put back in diapers here. I do...

The child would be put back in diapers here. I do not like pull ups but allow them once I have trust with the child right before moving full time to underwear.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By storybookending
No. When transitioning a child from a pack n play...

No. When transitioning a child from a pack n play to a toddler bed, a move to the ďbig kid nap roomĒ, I sometimes need to sit right outside the door where they cannot see me but I can see them and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By storybookending
Does anyone know if these are comparable to manga...

Does anyone know if these are comparable to manga tiles? Like could they be placed in he same bin and built together or are they slightly smaller/larger making the magnets not line up and not be able...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 619
Posted By storybookending
Meh itís a Sunday.. I also did nothing ďspecialĒ...

Meh itís a Sunday.. I also did nothing ďspecialĒ for st patties day as it was a Saturday this year. Next week is spring break for the local school district. I took off Monday as I was only to have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By storybookending
I don’t have children of my own or a spouse even...

I don’t have children of my own or a spouse even and I started a family child care. A lot of the ladies in my town running child care out of their homes do not have young children and they do it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By storybookending
In my state we have to reapply for a new license...

In my state we have to reapply for a new license have another home inspection.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 734
Posted By storybookending
I have seen providers on here state they put in...

I have seen providers on here state they put in their contracts that there will be no correspondence after closing time and that they reply in the morning, if at all. I might adopt this in the future...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-22-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By storybookending
It sounds like a supervision issue to me and that...

It sounds like a supervision issue to me and that is the directors responsibility to ensure that her staff are doing their jobs. Accidents such as a kid scratching another kid do happen but since...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 555
Posted By storybookending
Constantly redirecting my 2 year old who doesnít...

Constantly redirecting my 2 year old who doesnít keep her hands to herself. I say her name 50 times more than every other child.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 511
Posted By storybookending
Some holidays not all. I hate crafts, esp with a...

Some holidays not all. I hate crafts, esp with a mixed age group.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By storybookending
Ball Pit Balls

Just wondering if any of my fellow providers knows of a good place to buy ballpit balls in bulk that are of good quality but also donít break the bank. I found a brand on amazon that Iím leaning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By storybookending
What BC said then. Just state that you require...

What BC said then. Just state that you require kids be able to participate fully and a child just back from vacation does not fit that criteria.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By storybookending
Are mom dad and sister going to be home for sure?...

Are mom dad and sister going to be home for sure? Or are they going back to school/work?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By storybookending
Last week I washed snow pants every single night....

Last week I washed snow pants every single night. We are experiencing the melt as well. This is my first winter since putting up the privacy fence. I see now that the fence is also shading the yard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By storybookending
Make him wait. Give him his food last if that is...

Make him wait. Give him his food last if that is what it takes. Actively ignore the crying. Maybe he is just tired today from a busy weekend.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By storybookending
Those things are so cool! We had them when I...

Those things are so cool! We had them when I worked after school care and there was never enough to go around. I have thought about investing in them for my personal daycare kiddos but still being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By storybookending
I would also not really have a need for a service...

I would also not really have a need for a service such as this. I will occasionally send pictures but it is no where near on a weekly or even monthly basis. I take photos of the children all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By storybookending
No you are not wrong for not following through...

No you are not wrong for not following through with everyone that contacts you. It is not your job to chase down clients and honestly clients you have to chase down are probably not the kind of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By storybookending
I also do this with my million shirts from when I...

I also do this with my million shirts from when I was at the center. I put the IKEA style bibs on the smaller ones but the older kids are in my old T-shirtís when the paint is out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 778
Posted By storybookending
My weather is comparable to BCís although they...

My weather is comparable to BCís although they get a ton more snow. Highs of 45 this weekend and Iíll be outside in short sleeves. A lot of the snow has melted but thereís still a ton more to go so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 778
Posted By storybookending
TGIF is right. Iíve got a few runny nose bandits...

TGIF is right. Iíve got a few runny nose bandits here but overall I have great families and children but this week I am just dragging. I got fast food two nights in a row and havenít been working out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By storybookending
Can you just put paint smocks on them?

Can you just put paint smocks on them?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 184,316
Posted By storybookending
*moves child off my lap* DCG3: ďwhy canít I sit...

*moves child off my lap*
DCG3: ďwhy canít I sit on you?Ē
Me: ďitís super hot in here for some reason, Iím dyingĒ
Different DCG3: *fanning self* ďyeah Iím dying tooĒ
Original DCG3: ďme too! Baby...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By storybookending
Water table Sprinkler or small wading pool of...

Water table
Sprinkler or small wading pool of allowable.
Sidewalk chalk
My sandbox is a huge hit if you don’t have one.
Adventures kit to find caterpillars, bugs etc.
Scavenger hunts either...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By storybookending
I am confused to what the issue is? Did you have...

I am confused to what the issue is? Did you have to tell them they couldnít return anymore because of being over one child?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By storybookending
I have a nap room for my older children but all...

I have a nap room for my older children but all my older kids sleep in toddler beds that stay up for tours and such. My regs state each child needs to be at least 2 feet apart which keeps it from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By storybookending
I have actually never heard of her. What is the...

I have actually never heard of her. What is the Facebook page?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By storybookending
I keep a bottle of pain reliever to admisinter...

I keep a bottle of pain reliever to admisinter for each child in my care. With this in my state they must have a form on file that gives me permission to administer the medication. It is all in if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By storybookending
It sounds like you need to get rid of this mom....

It sounds like you need to get rid of this mom. If she still isn’t following your no diaper bag policy that is reason enough. I would be physically handing her the diaper bag in the morning before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By storybookending
Yeah thatís why I said I donít take off any other...

Yeah thatís why I said I donít take off any other days. Since itís always on Sunday and I donít do weekend care I am always off. It is not one of my listed paid holidays as it would never be on a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 531
Posted By storybookending
Congrats on the accepted offer! I think that 3...

Congrats on the accepted offer! I think that 3 1/2 weeks time for them to find new care is plenty and I would definitely wait until closing to say anything to anyone. You donít want to jeopardize...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By storybookending
I donít as Easter is always on Sunday no matter...

I donít as Easter is always on Sunday no matter the year and the local school district goes back on Monday after Easter anyways.
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