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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By littletots
Sometimes we mean so well. You tried it, it...

Sometimes we mean so well. You tried it, it didn't work. I wouldn't hsve been so accommodating.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,275
Posted By littletots
I also be thank you for updates.

I also be thank you for updates.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,060
Posted By littletots
Once had a "Boss" dcp. 90% of favors....

Once had a "Boss" dcp. 90% of favors. Uncomfortable being put on the spot. Yes, I've been asked to even work Christmas. Later found out dcm volunteer to work extra shift & got off 7a Christmas day. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,912
Posted By littletots
My license is 6. 18m, 20m, 2y3m, 4y, 5y & 6y. My...

My license is 6. 18m, 20m, 2y3m, 4y, 5y & 6y. My 8y can come over anytime after school hw done. Personal children over 8y doesn't count in ratio.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By littletots
You tried, it wasn't a fit, close & move on....

You tried, it wasn't a fit, close & move on. Maybe work at your daughters school?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,382
Posted By littletots
During the interview process I tell parents my...

During the interview process I tell parents my license & accreditation has many unannounced observations. Quarterly fcc inspection, quarterly usda inspection, annual DOD, once every 3 yrs NAFCC. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,418
Posted By littletots
I started doing a weekly recap 1yr ago. Includes...

I started doing a weekly recap 1yr ago. Includes planner theme, pictures, description. My dcp all said they now realize how much i do with dck. Maybe your dcd just doesn't realize? Our stresser are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 794
Posted By littletots
Very sorry to hear about your close friend Jo....

Very sorry to hear about your close friend Jo. Wonderful that you tooj a moment to reflect & share with us. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 234,199
Posted By littletots
Had my quarterly unannounced military inspection...

Had my quarterly unannounced military inspection last Thur. No write ups. Friday morning NAFCC observer arrives for unannounced 4hr observation which happens every 3 yrs. Smooth sailing. Now waiting...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-17-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,339
Posted By littletots
I'm a FCC provider w a 16m; 20m; 2y2m; 5y & 6y...

I'm a FCC provider w a 16m; 20m; 2y2m; 5y & 6y siblings, my personal 3y11m. I think it's more personality than age. Everyone likes to go 1st and no one likes to be last. Even my son likes dad to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By littletots
Sorry for your loss. Take as much time as you...

Sorry for your loss. Take as much time as you need. Backups are handy. Maybe you can network with other area providers for backup care?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,275
Posted By littletots
Yes, very sad. As a provider, teacher, principal,...

Yes, very sad. As a provider, teacher, principal, bystander, parent we all have to protect the children in our care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By littletots
Some DCp tend to be over dramatic. If she's back...

Some DCp tend to be over dramatic. If she's back w him I'm guessing it was one of moments. If he is diagnosed w PTSD then he's getting help. Unfortunately, some military and non military patents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By littletots
Makes me cringe see other car drivers picking...

Makes me cringe see other car drivers picking their noses. 👃
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By littletots
Some providers have paid vacation, sick days,...

Some providers have paid vacation, sick days, etc. Others don't. Check out with other area providers to compare. There was a time 3 FCC providers in my area had 1wk paid vacation, 1 wk paid sick,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By littletots
I had three DCFs over the years talk about...

I had three DCFs over the years talk about divorce then drop it & go on as usual. Marriage, raising young children, working, housework can be stressful to most. I'm sure it was just a hiccup.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By littletots
Once upon a child consignment stores has used...

Once upon a child consignment stores has used items. Thift stores or garage sale better prices. I scan CL for used daycare furniture. Sometimes a FCC, church or center closes or sells to downsizing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By littletots
Watch free off YouTube. 😀

Watch free off YouTube. 😀
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By littletots
3 yrs for me.

3 yrs for me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By littletots
Exactly, well said.👍

Exactly, well said.👍
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By littletots
I say same as above, give names of area providers...

I say same as above, give names of area providers who have asked me to pass on their names.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-09-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 946
Posted By littletots
Welcome! I've found this is a neat place to learn...

Welcome! I've found this is a neat place to learn child care & dcp tips.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By littletots
Maybe she was texting a couple of other providers...

Maybe she was texting a couple of other providers at same time asking & comparing answers. When dcp ask questions via text I feel they are juggling who to interview w 1st. You'll find someone soon....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By littletots
Antibiotics almost always cause diaper rash. I...

Antibiotics almost always cause diaper rash. I expect it. Surprised her dr didn't warn her. New mom, she'll learn.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By littletots
I've enjoyed all my gift goodies. Cards, coffee...

I've enjoyed all my gift goodies. Cards, coffee mugs filled w chocolate, spa gift cards. She'll be happy. Very thoughtful of you😇
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By littletots
My cottage (1 bedroom guest house) has lots of...

My cottage (1 bedroom guest house) has lots of wainscoting. The living room is cream white wash, blue/grey carpet, bedroom light blue walls for restful sleep. I'm tossing around idea of a mural or...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-08-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,417
Posted By littletots
Of course, healthy menus get my vote. I...

Of course, healthy menus get my vote. I participate in the food program, trained to prepare approved menus.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By littletots
I have same policy. You'll find a match. Don't...

I have same policy. You'll find a match. Don't need flakes
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By littletots
I have spring bottled water dispenser (cold...

I have spring bottled water dispenser (cold feature not used). We're trained to flush & call dcp. I hope your eye flush worked. Eyes can get scratched fairly easy. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By littletots
By the time it gets to interview I know more...

By the time it gets to interview I know more about them then they know I do. I Google their email, cell number. Get their names, Google that. Check county real estate to see if homeowner. Google...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By littletots
I've had food allergy kids come Mon w diaper rash...

I've had food allergy kids come Mon w diaper rash BC dcp cheat and feed them foods that they shouldn't be.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By littletots
I hear ya. 😅. As a military license & nafcc FCC I...

I hear ya. 😅. As a military license & nafcc FCC I must document, conference, offer services, document some more.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 359
Posted By littletots
squatty potty for kids

http://http://www.squattypotty.com/unicorn-a/
Squatty potty works for adults & children. I didn't buy but added footstool.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By littletots
Sounds like conference time. Many times dcp don't...

Sounds like conference time. Many times dcp don't know or have the tools to correct behavior at home. Guide them to free or low cost resources. I'm sure they will thank you for caring.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By littletots
I must agree. Dr visit. Completely sounds like...

I must agree. Dr visit. Completely sounds like food allergies may be cause (from a mom w dd nut & ds dairy & egg).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By littletots
I'm sure you've googled. I'm betting DCM didn't...

I'm sure you've googled. I'm betting DCM didn't know. It's easy to pass around. Sorry, it's all part of FCC, daycare, children indoor play centers, church nursery, gym nursery. Common & spreads....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By littletots
We are required to have a photo wall/area. I ask...

We are required to have a photo wall/area. I ask DCF to give me a photo. I find DCM kinda picky. Kwim. I laminate & put up. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,109
Posted By littletots
Blackcat, your a straight arrow. Much like...

Blackcat, your a straight arrow. Much like myself. My dh said I can tell folks off with a smile & they never realize it. This DCM is totally a MyChild mom. I feel for you pinkyswear.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By littletots
Oh, goodness. Now that's too funny.

Oh, goodness. Now that's too funny.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,109
Posted By littletots
Blackcat - I meant juggling her group. Some dcp...

Blackcat - I meant juggling her group. Some dcp jump to the provider being stressed with her job. It's the text she wants to stop. I agree w you black cat. Sometimes the best solution is honest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,109
Posted By littletots
Under 12m I complete daily sheet. I would do as...

Under 12m I complete daily sheet. I would do as you have reply within 3-4 hr window. I wouldn't tell her your day is hectic, a juggle or any adjective that could give impression it's too much for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 234,199
Posted By littletots
Smile You will be missed

You will be missed
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By littletots
Oh, that goes for all of us. We all tend to...

Oh, that goes for all of us. We all tend to influence / model what our children should or shouldn't like. Its totally not only a "step" thing. My dh & I are absolutely different in music, out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,298
Posted By littletots
At least he doesn't sit in it. Sounds like DCM...

At least he doesn't sit in it. Sounds like DCM has spoken to drs. The "he isn't ready" & "it's not a big deal" is something she told grandmother to get her off her back.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,298
Posted By littletots
My friends grandson was 2nd grade in depends. The...

My friends grandson was 2nd grade in depends. The school district was working w a team of medical folks. Schools do accommodate under special needs package. He was labeled special needs while helping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,298
Posted By littletots
I agree. Op your question was if I would accept a...

I agree. Op your question was if I would accept a dck. I wouldn't. I'm sure there is a back story. Op said no special needs or medical. I try not to judge situation. Being military license we get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By littletots
I just have training that suggested starting baby...

I just have training that suggested starting baby food at 6m. I've had DCM wanting to start at 4m, 5m. Indian culture has 1st food ceremony at 6m.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By littletots
These dck are too funny!

These dck are too funny!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By littletots
Offer don't force. If he isn't hungry, wait 1hr &...

Offer don't force. If he isn't hungry, wait 1hr & offer again. I complete daily form for under 12m. I'd note times & amounts. Offer food, 1st then bottle. Dr probably meant offer meals every 2-3hrs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 177,821
Posted By littletots
Funny stuff until dck tells dcp, dcp tells your...

Funny stuff until dck tells dcp, dcp tells your office, your office shuts you down. A provider of 22yrs had licensed pulled. She was absolutely shocked & appealed. Office reviewed case, interview dcp...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By littletots
Or getting up from table and rough housing w full...

Or getting up from table and rough housing w full tummy. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By littletots
Most often I ask for email so that I may send my...

Most often I ask for email so that I may send my contract & policy for them to review a head of interview. I don't want to waste paper, ink, folder if they interview, take hard copy home & decide not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By littletots
I was wondering if any members were in affected...

I was wondering if any members were in affected area. Thinking of you. lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,124
Posted By littletots
Oh, those bugs don't care who you are that's for...

Oh, those bugs don't care who you are that's for sure. Creepy critters
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By littletots
Crazy how some act like they should get a sticker...

Crazy how some act like they should get a sticker for paying on time📅
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,993
Posted By littletots
And I thought military license was strict. 😯

And I thought military license was strict. 😯
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By littletots
I'm telling you... Try just tucking pant leg into...

I'm telling you... Try just tucking pant leg into the sock. Seriously, it works.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By littletots
I agree about checking if basement use is OK. My...

I agree about checking if basement use is OK. My license will not allow unless it has walkout door & yes, a second exit. I use a toaster oven & microwave. No stove. The toaster oven does everything a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By littletots
I pull socks up over pants. So tuck pant leg...

I pull socks up over pants. So tuck pant leg bottom into socks at ankles. Sleepsack at nap. It works. Try it. BTW: I've had older 2y stuff blanket in mouth at nap. I wait until asleep and gently...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By littletots
My license requirements. It's to help children...

My license requirements. It's to help children feeding themselves. And we're asked to not mix foods. Ex instead of casserole serve fruit, veggie, protein, grain in separate compartments.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By littletots
Over tried. Poor you having to deal with...

Over tried. Poor you having to deal with overstimulated dcks.:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By littletots
If you decide to use play mats. I'm interested in...

If you decide to use play mats. I'm interested in an update (cost, easy to install, did it work). Thanks
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,392
Posted By littletots
Sing it, sister!:lol: love the late payment part.

Sing it, sister!:lol: love the late payment part.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By littletots
Certainly, overstimulated, lack of restful sleep....

Certainly, overstimulated, lack of restful sleep. Good you thought of it. Sorry your having to deal w accident on this fabulous Friday. :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By littletots
First aid instructions, scissors, tweezers,...

First aid instructions, scissors, tweezers, sterile gauze, gloves, liquid soap in mini bottle, water in mini bottle, thermometer and bandage tape (bandaids). I keep one in my kitchen upper cabinet &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By littletots
Could be stress (home, school, friends),...

Could be stress (home, school, friends), dehydrated, needs more fiber (veggies). Sometimes these things cause children to not be able to read their body signals. I wouldn't make big deal, or put him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By littletots
Exactly! likethis

Exactly! likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,028
Posted By littletots
Absolutely agree. Really? Worker wasn't termed on...

Absolutely agree. Really? Worker wasn't termed on spot? Concerning.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-02-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,091
Posted By littletots
You're smart to not sign clients with hrs that...

You're smart to not sign clients with hrs that don't match your schedule. Maybe you could meet other local providers & do backup care until you fill with FT? I would contact them via their ads & ask...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 716
Posted By littletots
Coffee is a positive mood enhancer for sure. ☕🍵

Coffee is a positive mood enhancer for sure. ☕🍵
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 829
Posted By littletots
I should add no banners, balloons or big show. I...

I should add no banners, balloons or big show. I ask dck if they would like us to sing. Many don't.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 829
Posted By littletots
Pm snack child's choice. I do my veg/fruit 3 tier...

Pm snack child's choice. I do my veg/fruit 3 tier tray. Love it & use often. They or I provide extra child choice snack. No gifts.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By littletots
We are required to have plates with separate...

We are required to have plates with separate compartments. I use The entire line of products.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,624
Posted By littletots
Hey, you said you need to start an exercise...

Hey, you said you need to start an exercise program. He's your exerise :Dprogram. Seriously, sounds like he has tons of energy. Some dck are built that way. Saw childcare develpment dvd. Said...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,081
Posted By littletots
Quart size: food prep 1 teaspoon per quart of...

Quart size: food prep 1 teaspoon per quart of water
diaper CHG/bathroom 1 tablespoon per quart of water
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By littletots
Print the color weather chart from the main page...

Print the color weather chart from the main page of daycare.com. I post it. I keep my van garaged. If I don't open my garage door first I may not feel the temp outside. Reading the temp on phone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By littletots
I advertise free military base has FCC provider...

I advertise free military base has FCC provider list, craigslist, care.com I reply to ads, sitter city free for military. My most results from craigslist. 4 of my 5 dck are from my CL ad. Yeppers and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By littletots
Congratulations! You and your family will enjoy...

Congratulations! You and your family will enjoy the change, the upcoming holidays, no shoveling emergency snow paths. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,308
Posted By littletots
Sad indeed. Wasn't there similar case with large...

Sad indeed. Wasn't there similar case with large number of bites? I seem to remember reading it. At first I thought this same the same case but the other case was about a year ago.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 907
Posted By littletots
:hug: I just want to give you a hug. I've been in...

:hug: I just want to give you a hug. I've been in similar situations when asked a question and not completely understanding the whole story. We're all here to offer our help, suggestions, advice. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By littletots
I feel your pain. When one is up they all want to...

I feel your pain. When one is up they all want to be up, too.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-30-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By littletots
In my prior occupation lunch dinner interviews...

In my prior occupation lunch dinner interviews were popular. Two managers would interview candidate. The candidate was so uncomfortable eating, selling themselves. The interview was over, all said...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By littletots
Absolutely adorable! 😂

Absolutely adorable! 😂
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,624
Posted By littletots
So wonderful to hear lovely compliments. I've had...

So wonderful to hear lovely compliments. I've had three DCF send gifts after leaving my program.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By littletots
And you were thinking they thought it was "bring...

And you were thinking they thought it was "bring your pet" day. 😛
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Posted By littletots
Enjoy the song, can't believe the shock video,...

Enjoy the song, can't believe the shock video, song plays in my head daily.:p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By littletots
Do you have a backup provider? If not, maybe best...

Do you have a backup provider? If not, maybe best to find someone & you can share that w dcp at same time. It would make you look on top of things. Expect dcp to wonder how this will affect them or...
Forum: Curriculum 09-29-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,086
Posted By littletots
Instead of hiring staff how about checking out CD...

Instead of hiring staff how about checking out CD from library, using internet/YouTube, children's music, etc?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By littletots
My entire family are talkers. They socialize, I...

My entire family are talkers. They socialize, I relax & eat. I'll remind them dinner is over by 630p and anyone finished gets to help tidy up. :ouch: would you believe I'm left to clear empty plates....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By littletots
Oh, never good to juggle your day not feeling...

Oh, never good to juggle your day not feeling your best. Hope it's just a 24hr thing. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By littletots
Congratulations! I would announced your wonderful...

Congratulations! I would announced your wonderful news and let the rest fall in place. Don't be hurt if someone decides your program is no longer a match for them. Dcp think about your dr Appts, bed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,201
Posted By littletots
I don't have website or FB. I keep low profile....

I don't have website or FB. I keep low profile. I'll pm you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By littletots
Do You Use Shoe Covers?

I'm tossing around the idea of having a disposable shoe cover basket inside the front door just prior to carpet area. Do you have one? Is it used? Or do dcp ignore it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,201
Posted By littletots
I did even better. Same old hours. New hours...

I did even better. Same old hours. New hours 8:30a-5p and my rates didn't change. I'm full and have a waiting list. I still get up 6a & have no excuse to not exercise. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,201
Posted By littletots
We purchased a wooded 4 acre property off a long...

We purchased a wooded 4 acre property off a long private drive that has a cottage. My FCC is in the cottage 100' away from my private residence. Sweet!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By littletots
I do same & start down the emergency contact...

I do same & start down the emergency contact list. Sorry your morning started off this way. Totally yucky.
Forum: Forms - Uploads 09-28-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,267
Posted By littletots
Pricing certainly does depend on location,...

Pricing certainly does depend on location, license, unlicensed, experience, ratio, vacation yours/theirs. I charge slightly less because I open 830a vs 7a. Getting prices from your area (as you're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By littletots
I could have written this thread 3wks ago. I...

I could have written this thread 3wks ago. I decided to go with a 16m immediately vs holding the infant slot for Jan. So glad I did. In my program infant means daily infant sheet, bottles, naps (I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By littletots
Daycare nothing. I do follow a Fall pumpkin theme...

Daycare nothing. I do follow a Fall pumpkin theme in Oct. I used to decorate outside until my provider girlfriend got into whole crazy thing when her dcp complained to the office that oversees us....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,246
Posted By littletots
I have two friends who are small businesses...

I have two friends who are small businesses owners. One is a photographer (6yrs in business), the other pet store (23yrs). Both have had negative reviews. The photographer lost so much business she...
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