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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By melonieb
i am. my 515 showed up at 530 and my 630 showed...

i am. my 515 showed up at 530 and my 630 showed up at 715. both are back to sleep. just recieved a text from one parent stating that her two will not be here today. one family is sick, one is off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By melonieb
I am also too interested.

I am also too interested.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 729
Posted By melonieb
Question Texas Rising Star

I received an email concerning this and was wondering if its worth going? What is Texas Rising Star? Any information would be helpful. Thank you:confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,848
Posted By melonieb
i have my love seat in from of mine. plus i use...

i have my love seat in from of mine. plus i use that space as storage for daycare clothes, since i have tons of them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By melonieb
I got screwed during Christmas break last year,...

I got screwed during Christmas break last year, so i started my 52 week charge January 1. I didnt give my parents much notice. I typed up up before January 1 and had them sign it January 2-3. No...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,459
Posted By melonieb
i currently have a breastfed baby, 9 month old....

i currently have a breastfed baby, 9 month old. she can be a handful at times. this week has been the worst. she screamed continuously, not sleeping well unless cuddled with me. Mom co-sleeps so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,175
Posted By melonieb
I have that easel. I actually took apart and...

I have that easel. I actually took apart and screwed the white board and chalk board separately on my preschool wall. I had an crawling infant try to climb it and it fell. I actually have two easels...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,436
Posted By melonieb
I am open 5:30am to 7pm 7 days a week. I have 2...

I am open 5:30am to 7pm 7 days a week. I have 2 families whos kids are here 12 hours 5 days a week. I only advertise Monday thru Friday and weekends are requested
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,511
Posted By melonieb
I go to my nanas house and she has 8...

I go to my nanas house and she has 8 grandchildren there, not including my five. meals are ran as if i was at home the entire time, same rules and consequences. my nana told me that my rules always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,088
Posted By melonieb
All my parents use my drive way. It only holds...

All my parents use my drive way. It only holds two vehicles and my suburban is one of them. Its actually funny because I have two families come at the same time and one is in the drive way and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,632
Posted By melonieb
I have a 5 month old that wears two of them. let...

I have a 5 month old that wears two of them. let me tell you it WORKS!!!! i had taken them off as a precautionary due to me not knowing what they were for. I did the research and asked her mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,311
Posted By melonieb
Normally I do know when they get here and I try...

Normally I do know when they get here and I try to beat her to the door, but if I am busy, she tries to come in without hesitation.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,311
Posted By melonieb
I might try that, because all my families come in...

I might try that, because all my families come in at one time and leave at one time. Thanks:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,311
Posted By melonieb
Unlock vs Locked

I have a question: Do yall leave your doors unlock during drop off and pick ups or leave the doors lock and have the parent knock. I have one parent that just walks in the door, so I am constantly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 944
Posted By melonieb
Thanks Blackcat

Thanks Blackcat
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,514
Posted By melonieb
www.melslearningplace.webs.com

www.melslearningplace.webs.com
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 944
Posted By melonieb
Lightbulb Mommys Day Out

I have an in home and I was wondering if anyone else does a Mommy's Day Out program. I am looking to increase my income and had the idea. I do transport to and from schools, so if I would do this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,452
Posted By melonieb
I had a boy who was 3.5 and still potty trained....

I had a boy who was 3.5 and still potty trained. I tried my best to get him on the potty, wouldn't do it. Anyhow, I had him 7 months trying to potty train, mom moves and miracles happens. Texted mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,301
Posted By melonieb
I don't allow outside game systems. I let me...

I don't allow outside game systems. I let me parent know at the interview. I am considered old school and we have tons of books, games, and other activities to keep the kids occupied other than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,267
Posted By melonieb
Forgot to add, I do inform my parents that I run...

Forgot to add, I do inform my parents that I run a sugar free daycare and they are fine with it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,267
Posted By melonieb
I run a sugar free daycare. I actually run my...

I run a sugar free daycare. I actually run my household on a sugar free diet, so it easier for me. My kids are ADHD and on medication, but the diet helps out too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,751
Posted By melonieb
What about pack n plays. I have three of them for...

What about pack n plays. I have three of them for in case I have infants. When not in usr I just fold them up and put away. No wasted space
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,299
Posted By melonieb
Week great news, mom told me this morning that...

Week great news, mom told me this morning that the kids last day will be Feb 14, so none of the next week. I am so happy, plus I have two families I can take to replace them. Thanks all for your time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,299
Posted By melonieb
This is exactly I am going back to my 4 and under...

This is exactly I am going back to my 4 and under group. I figured I would try the SA thing, and um no its not for me. Too much stress. Mom isn't to happy now that I have given her notice. But all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,467
Posted By melonieb
I just use some of my old work t-shirts. Might...

I just use some of my old work t-shirts. Might look like dresses on all my preschoolers, but at least the kids are clean
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,464
Posted By melonieb
Congrats and welcome to the forum. I have an in...

Congrats and welcome to the forum. I have an in home daycare and I live in Houston
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,850
Posted By melonieb
I also live in Texas. I own a gun. DFPS know...

I also live in Texas. I own a gun. DFPS know about it. I had to fill out a form letting them know what kind, where the gun is located and where the ammo is. She personally saw the gun and the locked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,606
Posted By melonieb
My done is like that. Make sure to supply him...

My done is like that. Make sure to supply him with plenty of fruit. Most kids like oranges, bananas, and apple's. If the child refuses to eat what you put in front of him, try to give him orange...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,337
Posted By melonieb
I use craigslist, all of my families I got off of...

I use craigslist, all of my families I got off of craigslist.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,321
Posted By melonieb
I signed up and got free. yea happyface

I signed up and got free. yea happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,170
Posted By melonieb
mine looks very much like yours with pegs...

mine looks very much like yours with pegs underneath for coats and a bench to sit on-[/QUOTE

I guess it's a popular set up. I am ready to change it up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By melonieb
Talking thank you. signed up!!!!!:D likethis

thank you. signed up!!!!!:D likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By melonieb
I signed up for 2015. I am also in Texas and...

I signed up for 2015. I am also in Texas and would like to be part of the anti bully. I watch a few problematic children and bullying is not tolerated.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By melonieb
How do you get stuff like that? I want to put...

How do you get stuff like that? I want to put extra posters up about daily routines.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,170
Posted By melonieb
My parents always look, sometimes I put our next...

My parents always look, sometimes I put our next field trip, what we are doing that Friday or whatever. Plus it had our colour, number, letter, and shape of the week. It also has our school schedule...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,170
Posted By melonieb
stars in our state rating system.[/QUOTE] Oh...

stars in our state rating system.[/QUOTE]

Oh ok.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,170
Posted By melonieb
we have one in kitchen but stars now requires us...

we have one in kitchen but stars now requires us to have one in each classroom.....ugh[/QUOTE]

What is stars? I am not require to gave one posted in each room. That one parent board in posted in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,170
Posted By melonieb
Here's my parent board. I have my menu displayed...

Here's my parent board. I have my menu displayed in the kitchen
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By melonieb
School closed down for us today. So I have all my...

School closed down for us today. So I have all my SA and my 2-2year olds. So yeah I am so ready for 7pm to come.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,708
Posted By melonieb
Flyers, business cards, word of mouth, and...

Flyers, business cards, word of mouth, and craigslist. Opened in July(3families), registered by October(3families), and now I am full(4families). I am already taking families for summer time. Trial...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,613
Posted By melonieb
I had a sick child all last week. No fever, but...

I had a sick child all last week. No fever, but endless runny nose, real bad cough, no appetite, and slept a lot. I informed mom and she finally told me Friday that she would take her to the pedi....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,622
Posted By melonieb
My hubby is somewhat involved. He worked outside...

My hubby is somewhat involved. He worked outside all day five days a week. So when he comes home and he may or may not help. He is present at all interviews, because since we are an interracial...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,078
Posted By melonieb
I have a 23 month old that does that too.I put...

I have a 23 month old that does that too.I put het down at 12 and I have to literary get her up and ready to go. She is passed out while diaper is changed and shoes/socks are put on. Before I started...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,539
Posted By melonieb
I have heard that too. Thats another reason for...

I have heard that too. Thats another reason for us wanting a small bus. I have also heard that they are limiting the daycare vans to be a certain year and spec. Not really for sure, but I do not want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,539
Posted By melonieb
In Texas as long as the bus is under 10,000lbs...

In Texas as long as the bus is under 10,000lbs and no air brakes, then no you would not need a CDL. My husband does recommend that I/we get our passengers endorsement on our licenses. He already has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,539
Posted By melonieb
Thats one of the reasons I would purchase the...

Thats one of the reasons I would purchase the bus. I tend to have infants and preschoolers so that would make it alot easier. Its such a pain to get the infant/preschool carseats in and out of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,539
Posted By melonieb
Daycare Bus or Van......

My husband and I have been discussing the topic of either getting a van or a small bus for the daycare. Right now, I have a suburban and she holds 7kids. During the summer u do plan on enrolling more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By melonieb
Ok, thank you for the info.

Ok, thank you for the info.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By melonieb
So when a potential calls or emails me, do I let...

So when a potential calls or emails me, do I let them know I am full and have a waiting list or do I interview then put on list. This is first time being full and still receiving calls and emails.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By melonieb
Waiting List

I am finally full happyface and still receiving calls. My question is how do I make/control a waiting list. Advice is very welcome and thank you all in advance.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,174
Posted By melonieb
I send out tuition due text messages. Most of my...

I send out tuition due text messages. Most of my patents use chase quick pay and my square reader. I only have a few that give me cash. Only cash parents get receipts.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By melonieb
Right now I transport to two schools. Pick my two...

Right now I transport to two schools. Pick my two kids plus one and the head to the second school yo pick one kid. Also in tow are my babies. Glad I am down to one right now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By melonieb
You ain't kidding. I don't have enough activities...

You ain't kidding. I don't have enough activities to go for schoolers and all the want to do is watch tv all day. I don't do that, we have scheduled activities. I am so happy I am not the only one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By melonieb
No More Schoolers

Well I tried my luck with having schoolers here at the daycare. I normally take children under 4 or not in school, but I decided I would try school age kids. Well that bit me in the rear. I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,790
Posted By melonieb
All my DCK have library cards. They are not...

All my DCK have library cards. They are not allowed to take the books homes. I think it's a great idea.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,580
Posted By melonieb
Lol sorry have to chuckle at this one. Lol

Lol sorry have to chuckle at this one. Lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,511
Posted By melonieb
I always rinse out and wash at my house. I let my...

I always rinse out and wash at my house. I let my parents know that if their child/ren had accidents that bad that I will take care of it. I actually had one parent keep all dirty clothes in her car....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,757
Posted By melonieb
March 17-21

March 17-21
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,183
Posted By melonieb
Is that a work at home position?

Is that a work at home position?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By melonieb
I am in the same boat. Had two families leave,...

I am in the same boat. Had two families leave, one due to moving and another due to promotion at work. Put my ad in cl and doing the waiting game. Have had 6 calls today and 1 tour. Need the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,106
Posted By melonieb
My husband is my back up.

My husband is my back up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,967
Posted By melonieb
I have a dining table that sits 4, a toddler...

I have a dining table that sits 4, a toddler table that sits 2 right now, one booster seat, and two high chairs. I am working on getting myself a bigger table that seats 8 so I can put the toddler...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,666
Posted By melonieb
I have a 3.7 year old that does that too. Will...

I have a 3.7 year old that does that too. Will urinate in the toilet but refuses to do a bowel. Like today left 3 year old with my second hand and he made a bowel amd literally took it out of unders...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,033
Posted By melonieb
Can someone add a clicky, I want to find them.

Can someone add a clicky, I want to find them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By melonieb
Same here. Today is pajama day and all we have...

Same here. Today is pajama day and all we have done is watch movies. No playing, no lessons, and no cleaning. Lazy lazy Friday
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By melonieb
It may be time to have one of your CCR&R Reps to...

It may be time to have one of your CCR&R Reps to come do a walk through and maybe give you some ideas as to how parents are viewing your place as first impression.

Don't take that as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By melonieb
Yes I need to open the hours. I have drop offs...

Yes I need to open the hours. I have drop offs that practically waiting at 5:30am and my last pickup shows up about 5 minutes to 7. I have had the hours since I opened. I also increased my day to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By melonieb
I have actually thought about working part time...

I have actually thought about working part time after i close. My husband isn't really to keen on me working after daycare since I open at 5:30am and close at 7pm. I had one call back this morning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,772
Posted By melonieb
I have a kid that brings in toys at drop off. I...

I have a kid that brings in toys at drop off. I collect them at the door and hand them to mom. I told all parents, that they pleased do not bring toys to daycare. Happened two times and never again.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By melonieb
What to do.....

I currently have three family's that attend here. I am losing two this month. One family last day is today. Family one- dad rec'd a promotion and has changed to night shift. Those kids will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,549
Posted By melonieb
I gave all my DCKs small things, but rec'd...

I gave all my DCKs small things, but rec'd nothing. Not even a merry Christmas or happy holidays. I wasn't really expecting anything since I only have been open 6 months. Oh well, better luck next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,358
Posted By melonieb
Since she texted and informed you that she would...

Since she texted and informed you that she would be late, its up to you. If your policy stats no entry after 9, then follow your policy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,428
Posted By melonieb
Don't feel so bad, I can't wait til all of my...

Don't feel so bad, I can't wait til all of my schoolers back to school. They are always bugging me to do this and that and are always hungry. My own kids have been bugging me the most about wanting...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 12-28-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,249
Posted By melonieb
I do a 4 week rotating schedule.

I do a 4 week rotating schedule.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-26-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,069
Posted By melonieb
I have my in home daycare named. Yes I am...

I have my in home daycare named. Yes I am registered with the state so they use my name. But my husband and I decided to get our business name DBA. Worked out pretty good, now my business name is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,124
Posted By melonieb
I had two out of six. If you count my kids then...

I had two out of six. If you count my kids then four. We ended having a field trip today so it was pretty easy til my starter went out in my suburban. Luckly I have Nana next door and I borrowed her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 775
Posted By melonieb
I will ask mom for the saline spray. Thank you

I will ask mom for the saline spray. Thank you
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 775
Posted By melonieb
If it is a medical problem then she should be...

If it is a medical problem then she should be able to produce a doctor's note to that effect.

Laurel[/QUOTE]

Right. I will ask for one after the beginning of the year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By melonieb
Sorry to hear that. I have one family all day and...

Sorry to hear that. I have one family all day and a second that told me yesterday that they would be here then tell me oh no the kids are not coming, then texted me to tell me that they are coming....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 775
Posted By melonieb
Bloody nose Please help

I have a child that constantly picks his nose and makes it bleed. Mom states all the time that its a medical condition. I have physically seen him pick his nose and cause it to bleed. He does it at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,643
Posted By melonieb
I also don't do diaper bags. I never had to let...

I also don't do diaper bags. I never had to let my parents know, they decided that on themselves. I do have plastic shelving for my changing station to where my infants/toddlers have space for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,242
Posted By melonieb
Are the regs different in different parts of the...

Are the regs different in different parts of the state?

According to my regs for Registered Texas home providers if you have 3 dcks under 17 months old, and 3 dcks between 18mo and 5 years, then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,242
Posted By melonieb
I am registered with the state and legally...

I am registered with the state and legally allowed to have 12 kids. I currently have 9 including my 2 kids. No I have no assistant to help til after 4pm when hubby comes home. All kids are gone by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,412
Posted By melonieb
I have an entire tub of back up clothes. I have a...

I have an entire tub of back up clothes. I have a parent who doesn't dress her kids in weather appropriate clothes and I always have to change them. I also keep tons of underwear here cuz I (only me)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,296
Posted By melonieb
Mine is my neighbors house, if need be my kids...

Mine is my neighbors house, if need be my kids school.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,140
Posted By melonieb
I understand. That's why I straight told mom this...

I understand. That's why I straight told mom this is how I do things here, if she doesn't like she can go else where. Her two kids are still here. She started B out wrong. He doesn't eat anything I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,140
Posted By melonieb
I have a almost 4 year old that is the same way....

I have a almost 4 year old that is the same way. I have had him in my care 6 months. He is nit potty trained, can't put his socks and shoes, and seems he can't do anything. I have informed mom that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,378
Posted By melonieb
Just Christmas day closed

Just Christmas day closed
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,160
Posted By melonieb
Hopefully I will be able to soon. I signed up for...

Hopefully I will be able to soon. I signed up for square too. I actually had a new parent suggest that I take debit/credit cards. May be able to pick up more business.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-29-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,282
Posted By melonieb
Lol just breathe.

Lol just breathe.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,253
Posted By melonieb
I have a cat, he is allowed around the daycare...

I have a cat, he is allowed around the daycare children. All my parents are aware that I have a cat. When they come for interviews, Bonkers (the cat) comes out and greets the families. If they have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,118
Posted By melonieb
i chat with all my parents. i even walk them out...

i chat with all my parents. i even walk them out to their vehicles. i like them to know what kind of day their child has had. i only have kids ages 8 months, 10 months, 20 months and 3 years, so none...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,176
Posted By melonieb
I get those a lot. Bugs the crap out of me. But...

I get those a lot. Bugs the crap out of me. But its funny though because it all goes to my spam folder. I learned that when I first started. I actually replied back to them. :lol:
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-25-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
Posted By melonieb
thanks!!

thanks!!
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-25-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
Posted By melonieb
Yeah!!!!

Went today to get my DBA for my business and rec'd my EIN. Now my daycare name is taken. Yahoo!!!! I am super excited. happyface
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-25-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,473
Posted By melonieb
I live in a large area. Cy Fair ISD. I did pass...

I live in a large area. Cy Fair ISD. I did pass flyers out before I started and I got no one. But I am hoping it picks up. My craigslist ads have been working great, I get lots of calls and some...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-23-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,434
Posted By melonieb
I am also in Houston. I run an in home daycare. :D

I am also in Houston. I run an in home daycare. :D
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-23-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,473
Posted By melonieb
I have ads on craigslist, flyers, business cards...

I have ads on craigslist, flyers, business cards and word of mouth. I also have my website. I know that the holidays are here and it will be a little slow. I am hoping after New Years business will...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-23-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,473
Posted By melonieb
I Am New Here

Hi, I am new to this forum. I run an in home daycare in Texas. I am registered with the state. Is there anything else I can do to have more children enroll. I am having a hard time. I have alot of...
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