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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,574
Posted By 3kidzmama
Thanks so much for the great suggestions!! You...

Thanks so much for the great suggestions!! You ladies are always so helpful!

I honestly am not sure if she has a grandmother (dcd is the only adult I know in her family). I attended her mothers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,574
Posted By 3kidzmama
Question Need Suggestions :)

Background: My dcg4 lost her mother to ovarian cancer less than two months ago. It was very sad situation, dcm was only 34yo :(
Of course, dcg is still grieving. She talks about dcm sometimes,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,154
Posted By 3kidzmama
Yes I was concerned about it turning out stiff. I...

Yes I was concerned about it turning out stiff. I did see a product called paint conditioner that is supposed to prevent that from happening.
I may try that.
I will also look for the carpet paint...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,154
Posted By 3kidzmama
Painted Carpet??

I would love to have a colorful rug in my play area with the alphabet on it! I had one when I taught kindergarten but it belonged to the school so I didn't get to keep it. I can't afford to buy one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,834
Posted By 3kidzmama
I think you should have the child's mother...

I think you should have the child's mother request that he be brought to you by the teacher or an aid instead of you getting out of the car. When I taught special education, I or one of my aids put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,084
Posted By 3kidzmama
I have wondered the exact same thing! I opened in...

I have wondered the exact same thing! I opened in June 2011, and it seems that I've made every stinking mistake possible! And I try very hard to do things right the first time - doesn't always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,527
Posted By 3kidzmama
So how did this turn out? Are they gone now? Hope...

So how did this turn out? Are they gone now? Hope you found a great replacement!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,232
Posted By 3kidzmama
Is there any type of medical Childcare facility...

Is there any type of medical Childcare facility for children with health problems where you live? If so, I would contact them and then provide the parents with this facility as an alternate resource....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,274
Posted By 3kidzmama
What do you think of this?

I have a small center and have three assistants (we have 27 kids). I have found that it is extremely difficult to find good, reliable subs when one of my assistants or myself is sick. I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,398
Posted By 3kidzmama
You did the right thing. The first year I...

You did the right thing. The first year I taught kindergarten, I had a little boy very similar to the one you describe. He was scary. You could literally see in his face when he changed from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,487
Posted By 3kidzmama
I'm open. Our banks and schools are closed, but...

I'm open. Our banks and schools are closed, but nothing else is. I only have one parent that will be off that day, so I will be open. Our next day off is Good Friday in April.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,276
Posted By 3kidzmama
It probably depends on the state you live in. I...

It probably depends on the state you live in. I live in Arkansas and we homeschool all three of our children. The only thing that affects my daycare is that the children under the age of 13 count in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,988
Posted By 3kidzmama
It is obvious that she isn't going to bathe them....

It is obvious that she isn't going to bathe them. Could you begin a daily unit on cleanliness? Send home a newsletter stating that your new schedule will include teaching the children to care for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 683
Posted By 3kidzmama
Very sweet! I hope the dcg gets her stroller!! ...

Very sweet! I hope the dcg gets her stroller!!

My ds3 thinks Mickey Mouse gave him presents, because the gifts under the tree are wrapped in Mickey Christmas paper lol :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,291
Posted By 3kidzmama
We don't varnish or seal them at all. Kids use...

We don't varnish or seal them at all. Kids use poster paint and that's it. I make sure they are fairly thick and bake at 250 for about 3 1/2 hours. They come out fine.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,105
Posted By 3kidzmama
My daycare is made up of Caucasian, African...

My daycare is made up of Caucasian, African American, Native Americans, Hispanic, and Asian children. Of my own children, two are African American and one is Caucasian. My hubby and I are both...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,979
Posted By 3kidzmama
WOW. That's worse if you ask me... taking someone...

WOW. That's worse if you ask me... taking someone elses kids and leaving your own at home?? That's really bad!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,979
Posted By 3kidzmama
I've seen pictures of those weddings, they are...

I've seen pictures of those weddings, they are fabulous... however, she isn't getting married or going on a honeymoon... and I just found out I was wrong, she and the hubby didn't go together. He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,979
Posted By 3kidzmama
If we lived as close as a few of you do, I...

If we lived as close as a few of you do, I wouldn't think twice about it... but we are in Arkansas, so it's a LONG way to disneyland. The trip alone is a huge expense in airfare and hotel/food...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,979
Posted By 3kidzmama
I Don't Get It

Why would parents go to Disneyland without their child??? Dcg is the sweetest most precious little thing, perfectly well behaved. She's the only child they have too. I can understand needing to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,341
Posted By 3kidzmama
Ha!!! Love this!!!

Ha!!! Love this!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,415
Posted By 3kidzmama
I'm so doing this! I didn't even think of the...

I'm so doing this! I didn't even think of the plastic bath books! Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,415
Posted By 3kidzmama
Book Solutions???

My daycare kids are sooooo destructive. They are ruining all of my books!!! They tear them, even the board books. Ugh.

If it were my choice, I would simply put all books out of their reach and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,238
Posted By 3kidzmama
I have a dcp that cleans my house every other...

I have a dcp that cleans my house every other Friday in exchange for a discount on the weeks she cleans. So every other week she pays full price, alternate weeks she receives a discount.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,450
Posted By 3kidzmama
First, good luck!! It's wonderful to be able to...

First, good luck!! It's wonderful to be able to work and have your children with you.

My advice would be to advertise like crazy before quitting your current job, get your name out in every way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,395
Posted By 3kidzmama
I actually copied the link you posted and texted...

I actually copied the link you posted and texted it to the dcm (former dcm now). She hasn't responded. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,395
Posted By 3kidzmama
Interesting that I read this post today.... I had...

Interesting that I read this post today.... I had a DCM pull her 5 mo. old dcb this afternoon from my daycare because I refused to give him tylenol. I made the choice to stop administering OTC...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,049
Posted By 3kidzmama
Nope. Babies have to be clothed in fitted...

Nope. Babies have to be clothed in fitted clothing (not tight but not too loose either), laid on their backs, and blankets of any kind are discouraged. If you use a blanket, it has to be no more than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,049
Posted By 3kidzmama
My licensing regulations prohibit swaddling at...

My licensing regulations prohibit swaddling at all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By 3kidzmama
Personally I don't do part time. But, if I were...

Personally I don't do part time. But, if I were going to, I would do a 3-day minimum. I would charge the full time rate for the baby and the part time rate for the 3 year old each week, with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,719
Posted By 3kidzmama
Sorry I haven't replied yet, been a crazy day! ...

Sorry I haven't replied yet, been a crazy day!

Thank you all for your responses. I spoke with my licensor about the situation, and her response was that the nebulizer would have to be used in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,719
Posted By 3kidzmama
Need Quick Advice Please!

Anyone have children on nebulizers?

I have an 11 mo old dcg that has been out sick since last Thursday. She came back today. Dcm says she has been diagnosed with acute asthma and has to be on a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,645
Posted By 3kidzmama
I do!!! Keep 'em coming!!! Thanks!!

I do!!! Keep 'em coming!!! Thanks!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By 3kidzmama
Thanks everyone for the great ideas! We ended up...

Thanks everyone for the great ideas! We ended up doing pudding and they loved it!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By 3kidzmama
Ah ha! Lol I should've thought of that!!! Thanks!!

Ah ha! Lol I should've thought of that!!! Thanks!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,773
Posted By 3kidzmama
So do you guys party all day, in the morning, or...

So do you guys party all day, in the morning, or afternoon? I'm thinking of spreading our activities out throughout the day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By 3kidzmama
Shaving Cream Alternative?

When I taught kindergarten, my students loved to write in shaving cream. Most of my group at daycare are 3yo's, and I really think they would love it as well, but I'm afraid some will put it in their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,244
Posted By 3kidzmama
I would definitely do it. As a matter of fact, I...

I would definitely do it. As a matter of fact, I did :)

I rented a space to open my daycare rather than having it in my own home. it has been sooooo much better!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,144
Posted By 3kidzmama
Why would she leave the door unlocked? Wouldn't...

Why would she leave the door unlocked? Wouldn't the dad have a key to his own house??? I hope I'm wrong but this detail alone makes me suspect them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,202
Posted By 3kidzmama
This is exactly what I was thinking originally....

This is exactly what I was thinking originally. Do you mind if I use your wording in my new
policy?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,202
Posted By 3kidzmama
Ok so... Would any of you mind posting or pm'ing...

Ok so... Would any of you mind posting or pm'ing me how your policy actually reads? I'm looking for the least liability, but at the same time I don't want to be unreasonable. Also, I do not accept...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,202
Posted By 3kidzmama
Hmmm, can you give an example where providers...

Hmmm, can you give an example where providers dispensing prescription would be necessary (other than the inhaler, which I stated would be allowed)?
I'm thinking if a child is ill they shouldn't be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,202
Posted By 3kidzmama
Med Policy Change... Need Feedback Please!

After reading the thread on the over medicated baby, I have reconsidered my policy on meds and have decided to no longer give meds at all. I don't want the liability. This is the notice I plan to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,528
Posted By 3kidzmama
I tried it just this past Saturday night. Had...

I tried it just this past Saturday night. Had three families sign up and it was not a good experience. They were all three normally well behaved during reg daycare hours. However, they were all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By 3kidzmama
It happens to me all the time, been doing it for...

It happens to me all the time, been doing it for a long time. I have no clue why though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,349
Posted By 3kidzmama
Mine's not listed, I'm open 6 am - 6 pm, but I...

Mine's not listed, I'm open 6 am - 6 pm, but I work 10-6. My assistant opens for me and works until 3 pm.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,458
Posted By 3kidzmama
I only allow 2 children in each center and they...

I only allow 2 children in each center and they are not allowed to to take the toys from one center to the other.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,746
Posted By 3kidzmama
Love!!! I'm gonna have to find one of those!!

Love!!! I'm gonna have to find one of those!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2011, 04:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,746
Posted By 3kidzmama
Love this!!!! May I ask what stroller you use...

Love this!!!! May I ask what stroller you use that holds three babies? I need something like that!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2011, 04:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,003
Posted By 3kidzmama
I want to do this! What size paper do you use...

I want to do this! What size paper do you use that fits their whole arm?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,450
Posted By 3kidzmama
I'm wondering WHAT he drinks at home. I wouldn't...

I'm wondering WHAT he drinks at home. I wouldn't be surprised if he's being given soda. I have had this happen three times, kids wouldn't touch milk or water (all I typically offer) but I found out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By 3kidzmama
Ha!! My little one may get the same thing if the...

Ha!! My little one may get the same thing if the parents bring her to me in those things again! Lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By 3kidzmama
I personally don't like them. I have a dcg 9...

I personally don't like them. I have a dcg 9 months that wears them and they are way more difficult to get on her than a regular diaper, and she isn't excessively wiggly. They are a pain to pull up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,445
Posted By 3kidzmama
I have a diverse group as far as income goes,...

I have a diverse group as far as income goes, some well paid and some not... I figure the higher income families would be the ones most likely to take advantage of the option. Thanks for your input!!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,445
Posted By 3kidzmama
What Do You Think?

I am considering offering a "date night/moms night out" once a month or maybe twice. I'm thinking from 5-10 pm and charging $30 per child. I would limit the spots to 6 kids, and do some fun activity...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,626
Posted By 3kidzmama
More attention getters: start singing a...

More attention getters:

start singing a familiar song (ABC, wheels on the bus, etc.). My group will stop what theyre doing and join in.

sing what you want them to do. Such as the cleanup...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,251
Posted By 3kidzmama
I actually am dealing with exactly the same...

I actually am dealing with exactly the same problem right now, except my culprit is my assistant. She came to work on Tuesday and then called sick on Wednesday to go to the dr. Turns out she has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,794
Posted By 3kidzmama
These are both great ideas, thanks!! I hadn't...

These are both great ideas, thanks!! I hadn't thought of dancing, will definitely be doing that tomorrow!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,794
Posted By 3kidzmama
Thank you everyone!! Lots of great ideas! I'll be...

Thank you everyone!! Lots of great ideas! I'll be incorporating quite a few of these!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,794
Posted By 3kidzmama
I have mostly 2-4 yo. I can't do climbers and...

I have mostly 2-4 yo. I can't do climbers and slides because our regulations require a 9-inch deep fall zone and I can't afford to put that in right now. So for now everything has to be no more than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,794
Posted By 3kidzmama
Outdoor Play Help!!!

Our play area outside is paved. We have ride on toys, balls, a basketball hoop, and sidewalk chalk. What else can we do? I can't put any items over 18 inches in height (such as climbers or slides).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,139
Posted By 3kidzmama
Seriously?? I'm surprised they even fit in the...

Seriously?? I'm surprised they even fit in the pnp at that age.

I transition them to the mat at 16-18 mo.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,807
Posted By 3kidzmama
So you just put out large peices of fabric for...

So you just put out large peices of fabric for them to drape on themselves? I bet they do love that! I'm so doing that!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,229
Posted By 3kidzmama
"Oops We Totally Forgot"

Dcg (8 months) was still with me at ten minutes until closing time. I call the mom to find out/make sure they are on their way to pick up. Moms response? "oops we totally forgot about her!"

WTH????
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,807
Posted By 3kidzmama
Impressive!!! I love your arrangements!! Sooooo...

Impressive!!! I love your arrangements!! Sooooo jealous!! I'm saving money to buy more stuff, and I see lots of things in your pics I am adding to my "must have" list. Thanks for sharing!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,807
Posted By 3kidzmama
I actually really like the idea of using the crib...

I actually really like the idea of using the crib mattress as a soft seating area. Never thought of that!

Also curious about dress-up. I currently have nothing but would love to add it. Only thing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,807
Posted By 3kidzmama
Interesting ideas... How/what do the children do...

Interesting ideas... How/what do the children do in these centers?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,807
Posted By 3kidzmama
Learning Centers Ideas?

I currently have a play area, an area I call "the learning corner" which is for pre-k group activities and lessons, and a book area. I'm wanting to change it so that I have several learning centers....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,952
Posted By 3kidzmama
*sigh* I have this family. The mama is super...

*sigh* I have this family. The mama is super overprotective, but HER mama is ten times worse. The two of them drive me insane. Luckily I adore DCG, or I don't think I would put up with them for long....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,780
Posted By 3kidzmama
So sorry! I can relate on the unemployment...

So sorry! I can relate on the unemployment issue... I had a baby lined up, then literally the day before she was to start, her father got laid off unexpectedly. The family was devastated. He still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,819
Posted By 3kidzmama
I would definitely report it, but just know that...

I would definitely report it, but just know that even if it's true it may not have any consequences. As an elementary teacher, I've reported lots of incidents. One that sounds similar was this second...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,045
Posted By 3kidzmama
I'm sure they do!

I'm sure they do!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,045
Posted By 3kidzmama
Yep, required to provide receipts for every...

Yep, required to provide receipts for every single item especially milk. If the amount of milk served doesn't match the amount purchased (proved by the receipt) then the provider is not compensated...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,045
Posted By 3kidzmama
Seriously wondering if it's worth the irritation...

Seriously wondering if it's worth the irritation and headache.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,045
Posted By 3kidzmama
Angry PIA Food Program

So I just joined the food program last month, and I swear this woman is going to drive me insane. She has called me at least once a day complaining about something that I've done wrong. Most of it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,295
Posted By 3kidzmama
This is exactly what my state does as well. We...

This is exactly what my state does as well. We also aren't allowed to use the word "discipline". We are required to use the term "guidance" instead.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,896
Posted By 3kidzmama
I have it in my contract that part time is a...

I have it in my contract that part time is a three day minimum, so I'm guaranteed at least three days pay. I would charge $120 on the 4 day weeks and still charge $90 on the two day weeks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,238
Posted By 3kidzmama
My program requires our meals and snacks to be...

My program requires our meals and snacks to be served at the same designated time each day. We do have to have them a minimum of 3 hours apart. Therefore, our meal/snack times are 8:30 am breakfast,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,652
Posted By 3kidzmama
I really think she's the former ;)

I really think she's the former ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,652
Posted By 3kidzmama
Sure! It's really not fancy, very simple foods...

Sure! It's really not fancy, very simple foods really. Very similar to what many on this board serve, but very different from what most providers in my area serve.
Today was baked chicken, sweet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,652
Posted By 3kidzmama
Ha! Got A New DCK Because Of My Menu!

Interviewed a family today and mom chose to go with my daycare because of my healthy menu! Score!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,275
Posted By 3kidzmama
I'm in Arkansas too!! It was 105 today with heat...

I'm in Arkansas too!! It was 105 today with heat index of 111. HOT!!!!!!!
What part are you in??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,229
Posted By 3kidzmama
Do You Get More Interest After School Starts?

Just curious if business seems to pick up after school starts? I opened the week after school let out and have had several people comment to me that I'll probably have more calls after school starts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,171
Posted By 3kidzmama
WTH lady????? This is our method of making a...

WTH lady????? This is our method of making a living. Of course it's about money!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,291
Posted By 3kidzmama
Mike, my hubby definitely is my partner in this,...

Mike, my hubby definitely is my partner in this, and yes, he has put a TON of work into this, both mentally and physically. He completely built 3 bathrooms and a full kitchen, as well as the nursery...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2011, 04:31 AM
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Views: 5,291
Posted By 3kidzmama
Just put a reminder note on the door... CLOSED on...

Just put a reminder note on the door... CLOSED on July 4. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,291
Posted By 3kidzmama
THANK YOU!!!!! This is EXACTLY what I told him......

THANK YOU!!!!! This is EXACTLY what I told him... if we do it for this holiday they will expect it everytime we are supposed to close...
And, yes, it clearly states in my contract and in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,291
Posted By 3kidzmama
Open on July 4????

Are any of you open on July 4? My husband just looked at the calendar I printed for our clients and it has July 4 listed as one of our days of being closed. We just opened this week, so he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,089
Posted By 3kidzmama
Sooooooo should have said this!! Lol love it!!!! ...

Sooooooo should have said this!! Lol love it!!!!

I definitely have a late charge, $1.00 per minute, and I have no problem enforcing it. My years of experience in special education in elementary...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2011, 09:09 PM
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Views: 2,089
Posted By 3kidzmama
I've advertised for about two months, but I also...

I've advertised for about two months, but I also have a full time assistant working with me, so that number isn't bad considering there will be two adults there. I am actually licensed for 36...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,089
Posted By 3kidzmama
And it Begins!!! Aaahhhhh!!!!!!

I am opening a small daycare center on Monday. I have lined up seven children that will begin coming on opening day. One of the parents dropped by Friday to give me her registration, etc., and as she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,779
Posted By 3kidzmama
;):);):);):) thanks!!!

;):);):);):) thanks!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,779
Posted By 3kidzmama
The admin info is there because it's a free...

The admin info is there because it's a free template and that's how it's set up. Only I have the info to log in, though.

I will have a link to the video monitoring once we are up and running. We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,360
Posted By 3kidzmama
I honestly would tell them that they either have...

I honestly would tell them that they either have to begin paying full time or find other childcare arrangements and fill their spots. You have given PLENTY of notice, months of time for them to find...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,300
Posted By 3kidzmama
Let it go!!!

I've been teaching kindergarten and/or first grade for several years now. Mostly in the special education field. (I am leaving teacher public school to open my own daycare center in June, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,039
Posted By 3kidzmama
My 2011 - 2012 Calendar - Have I Left Anything Out??

So this is the calendar that I've come up with for the rest of this year (we open June 13) and for next year...

2011 Calendar

June 13 Opening Day!!!

June 18 Grand Opening Celebration!!!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,041
Posted By 3kidzmama
Oooo, this is a great deal! I just ordered...

Oooo, this is a great deal! I just ordered these! Thanks for the help!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,041
Posted By 3kidzmama
I have tried cl with no luck. I've called all of...

I have tried cl with no luck. I've called all of the other daycares and preschools in my area and none are selling/buying new ones.

Thanks for posting the links, I think I'm going to buy from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,041
Posted By 3kidzmama
Nap Cots????

I have been looking everywhere for nap cots. eBay, Walmart, target, everywhere!!! The cheapest I've found is at daycare furniture direct, 6 for $129.99, but with shipping it ends up being $170. Is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,670
Posted By 3kidzmama
Yes these are all things that I can totally see...

Yes these are all things that I can totally see happening. And I like how you word your ad.... Do you mind if I use that?
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