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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By storybookending
I use toddler beds for my +2 crowd as my...

I use toddler beds for my +2 crowd as my situation is unique as I have a room they are permanently set up in as I live alone.

They are basically all (one is wood) these character beds at the link...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By storybookending
Honestly in a true emergency the last thing you...

Honestly in a true emergency the last thing you are going to be worrying about is shoes so whether they are in a bin or not in a bin it probably doesnít matter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By storybookending
The biting does it for me. Nope! Hardest habit to...

The biting does it for me. Nope! Hardest habit to curb IMO you have to be “on” at all times.

Also where is he biting if he has never been in care before. I’m more concerned that biting is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 539
Posted By storybookending
Ah free preschool claims another child. At least...

Ah free preschool claims another child. At least in this case it’s not one you’re sad to see go.

As for the different states having different rules thing it completely baffles me. I am pretty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 539
Posted By storybookending
Thumbs up I would leave him sit there. Plate his food and...

I would leave him sit there. Plate his food and tell him he can come to the table and join his friends after he puts his toy away. If he sits there until nap so be it, the food was offered but he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 175
Posted By storybookending
Ah yeah that would make it harder for sure as Iím...

Ah yeah that would make it harder for sure as Iím sure homeschooling is time consuming.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By storybookending
Another vote for the nothing from home ever boat....

Another vote for the nothing from home ever boat. I do allow a blankie if they ďneedĒ it but it goes on their bed when they get here and the counter after nap. If they ďneedĒ it they can go lay on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 175
Posted By storybookending
I would deff try gating off the kitchen or even...

I would deff try gating off the kitchen or even putting up a pack n play (with toys he doesnít normally see to make it exciting) right in the kitchen for the time it takes to prep lunch. He is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 175
Posted By storybookending
Do you have the option of not putting him in his...

Do you have the option of not putting him in his chair while you prep lunch? Maybe not being forced to be still if he were allowed to safely play could help. Or do they get toys while they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 497
Posted By storybookending
Ah fear mongering. I suggest you retire.

Ah fear mongering.

I suggest you retire.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 497
Posted By storybookending
How can your identity be stolen from a copy of...

How can your identity be stolen from a copy of your fingerprints? Everyoneís fingerprint is unique. Itís not like anyone can leave your prints at the scene of a crime themselves. If you arenít doing...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-12-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 27,958
Posted By storybookending
Because it is your choice to pay it or not. No...

Because it is your choice to pay it or not. No one is forcing you. You could refuse and just lose your spot. That being said I still think that this is ridiculous and taking advantage in a big way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By storybookending
OH MY GOODNESS TECHNOLOGY IS AMAZING. I had no...

OH MY GOODNESS TECHNOLOGY IS AMAZING. I had no idea that this was a thing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By storybookending
There is a small zoo in the town that I live in....

There is a small zoo in the town that I live in. It has improved since I was a child but I still cannot believe people drive hours to come to it. It helps that it is a free zoo. They had a grizzly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By storybookending
I think banks are the worst if you belong to a...

I think banks are the worst if you belong to a big name bank the wait time for customer service is god awful
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4,626
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,682
Posted By storybookending
Something is pooping in our sandbox.. there is no...

Something is pooping in our sandbox.. there is no way itís a cat as the specimens found on the daily are huge.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By storybookending
I donít think theyíre that bad but of course at...

I donít think theyíre that bad but of course at daycare we have a schedule, rules and boundaries. Cousin Billyís first birthday free for all I can see how they are too much when together for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By storybookending
Hah the two trouble makers in question are...

Hah the two trouble makers in question are distantly related but in a family thatís close enough to where even though they are 3rd cousins they still see each other a good deal outside of daycare....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By storybookending
My one that I lost to Kindergarten last Fall...

My one that I lost to Kindergarten last Fall already was EXACTLY like this. It drove me nuts. He was also 2 years older than everyone else in care and I think it made him more mad that they didnít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By storybookending
I have two bedrooms upstairs. One is next to the...

I have two bedrooms upstairs. One is next to the bathroom and an exclusive use daycare room used only for napping. There are two baby gates blocking access to these rooms and also blocking off a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,026
Posted By storybookending
Then I think this is something you should discuss...

Then I think this is something you should discuss with your provider if it is solely based on age. I know that by age 12 I personally was being left with 4-6 kids most weekends to babysit until after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By storybookending
I see this thread is a few months old but I would...

I see this thread is a few months old but I would advise taking more than a week to recover. My grandma had a knee replacement and she said it was the worst pain of her life. So much so that she is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,026
Posted By storybookending
I honestly think you are overreacting. When you...

I honestly think you are overreacting. When you were 12 would you have done to a child whatever you think this 12 year old child could be doing? Would you feel differently if you had sons? Would you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By storybookending
Nothing is set in stone with being flexible so...

Nothing is set in stone with being flexible so donít feel stuck. Instead you could say ďI went over my finances and I am not able to be flexible on payment at this time and will need to charge for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By storybookending
I am unlike a lot of providers here in that I...

I am unlike a lot of providers here in that I only work with families that I know personally or a referral from someone that I know very well. So I wouldnít worry too much about that part of it. Just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By storybookending
I am glad that you found a solution that works...

I am glad that you found a solution that works for you and solves all of the problems you were having! Iím continually amazed at the lack of respect that some of you post about your daycare parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 486
Posted By storybookending
I am SO stealing this quote

I am SO stealing this quote
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By storybookending
I think I agree that had you put it in the first...

I think I agree that had you put it in the first email that I would be okay with it but since you already sent an email and this would be another email entirely it is a bit different. Did mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 519
Posted By storybookending
Unless it was a mega millions jackpot or...

Unless it was a mega millions jackpot or something I just donít think I would quit entirely. If it were a ton of money where I was basically set for life I might drop it back to nieces and nephews...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By storybookending
If you want to be closed at 4:30 you need to tell...

If you want to be closed at 4:30 you need to tell them that closing is at 4:30 and is not negotiable. Offering care from 4:30-5:30 for an additional $5 a day just tells them that you are okay with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By storybookending
I would be cautious about it. Iíve had moisture...

I would be cautious about it. Iíve had moisture get inside them from the under 1 getting ahold of them when the bigs were playing with them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By storybookending
I mean I clean all of my toys by hand every other...

I mean I clean all of my toys by hand every other month or so just to be sure they are clean clean clean bc I’m kind of weird.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By storybookending
I clean them by hand with Clorox wipes

I clean them by hand with Clorox wipes
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 734
Posted By storybookending
I prefer these shoes hahaha ETA the ones I...

I prefer these shoes hahaha

ETA the ones I prefer have the Velcro part on the top not around the ankle
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 734
Posted By storybookending
My first thought initially was rompers. I have...

My first thought initially was rompers. I have one little girl that wore a bunch when she was 2 but once they started potty training shortly after she stopped wearing them. Sheís 4 now.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By storybookending
I would change my hours to 5:00PM and not give it...

I would change my hours to 5:00PM and not give it a second thought. You canít change the way a person parents or how much time they spend with their children. You canít only change what you are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By storybookending
That isnít that bad esp if itís only 2 times a...

That isnít that bad esp if itís only 2 times a week. I feel like in my experience having part time kids like that makes it harder for them to adjust but this little boy had been in your care on a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By storybookending
I remember your posts about this kid very well....

I remember your posts about this kid very well. No way would I still be putting up with this family.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 07-17-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By storybookending
Is a refrigerator available? They make a ton of...

Is a refrigerator available? They make a ton of stuff microwaveable these days but the quality isnít as great.. although I am not sure on the size of the group you need to feed and if that is doable....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By storybookending
I would suggest talking to your licensor or...

I would suggest talking to your licensor or someone in their office if they have different people cover family daycares than centers, and having someone with the state walk through with you and tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 575
Posted By storybookending
I would tell him I’m a mandated reporter and if I...

I would tell him I’m a mandated reporter and if I saw it again report it.

Growing up we did this and also drove around on the lawnmowers (blades up) and 4 wheelers alone WAYY to young. We would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By storybookending
Curious to why you say you need to give a reason?...

Curious to why you say you need to give a reason? I would just go with something like this:

ďDear DCM,

ABC Daycare is restructuring and will only be able to offer enrollment to children...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-05-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By storybookending
Everyone thatís on my new contracts pays the same...

Everyone thatís on my new contracts pays the same amount by the week regardless on if they are full or part time. They get 10 days a year where they donít have to pay and they can take them whenever...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 641
Posted By storybookending
Would I? No never but some people just donít...

Would I? No never but some people just donít care. Honestly I donít fret about it because clients that are willing to sacrifice care of their child over a few dollars are not the types of people I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By storybookending
Does the father collect any type of social...

Does the father collect any type of social security from his mother dying? You could accept that amount although Iím sure it is probably far less than $1000 a month.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 370
Posted By storybookending
I mean I am in WI so maybe that makes a...

I mean I am in WI so maybe that makes a difference? Interested if BC reads this if she notices a majority of her dcks coming in/leaving wearing coats. What state are you in again CH? I am thinking TN...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 370
Posted By storybookending
Cool Of my 6 daycare families only one actually does...

Of my 6 daycare families only one actually does the noncoats in the car thing. I think itís WAY less common to not wear a coat.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 641
Posted By storybookending
This.

This.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By storybookending
Sounds like she is still tired. I would put her...

Sounds like she is still tired. I would put her in her bed.

Does she only do this for mom? Could someone else do the drop offs?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 370
Posted By storybookending
You also have to consider that not every state...

You also have to consider that not every state gets to a cold enough temp where hypothermia would even begin to set it whereas the temperature only needs to be in the upper 70s or low 80s (not sure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 370
Posted By storybookending
I have a child with a Sept 16th birthday hahaha

I have a child with a Sept 16th birthday hahaha
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 370
Posted By storybookending
Cars heat up faster than they cool down. A child...

Cars heat up faster than they cool down. A child left in the car in the winter will likely have a coat on and the car will take hours to cool below freezing whereas sometimes minutes to reach a temp...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4,626
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,682
Posted By storybookending
Thumbs down Oh no fevers are gone and I already have a policy...

Oh no fevers are gone and I already have a policy that fevers need to be under 101 without meds for 24 hours after returning to daycare. I donít care the reason for the fever to be honest. As for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4,626
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,682
Posted By storybookending
This is the kind of stuff I am getting from my...

This is the kind of stuff I am getting from my research. None of the moms yet have asked about attending tomorrow yet so I havenít had to give an answer yet. Maybe exclude the 10 month old another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4,626
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,682
Posted By storybookending
Sorry the “test” wording was my own as I wasn’t...

Sorry the “test” wording was my own as I wasn’t sure if it was a test or an exam. She took the child in bc he also has/had a rash but doc said that it isn’t HFM, she took him in after I texted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4,626
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,682
Posted By storybookending
Welp HFM has hit my daycare for the first time. I...

Welp HFM has hit my daycare for the first time. I have one sib set and only the boy has it but mom is also keeping sister home as a precaution, she ran a fever this weekend. Actually I sent them both...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 4,626
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,682
Posted By storybookending
I have meds on site for each child but itís more...

I have meds on site for each child but itís more in a ďif you child suddenly becomes ill I will administer while you close up shop at work to keep them comfortable while you get hereĒ sort of thing....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By storybookending
I think it is important to treat the child the...

I think it is important to treat the child the same in terms of stating the rules for safety but as far as understanding I think this would depend on the specific child and their functionality....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 4,626
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,682
Posted By storybookending
I donít care if he is ďfine nowĒ if a child needs...

I donít care if he is ďfine nowĒ if a child needs meds to be here they donít need to be here. Iím mostly just pissed Iím awake now :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 4,626
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,682
Posted By storybookending
First time having push back on any of my policies...

First time having push back on any of my policies but I stood my ground. No I will not just keep your child with a fever medicated all day long to keep it down.. that is NOT how this works. I had...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-22-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By storybookending
Pizza for sure. Spaghetti is always gobbled up....

Pizza for sure. Spaghetti is always gobbled up. They love corn on the cob, they also think they are cool when we have corn dogs bc of the stick.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By storybookending
I used to work as a nanny. One year when the...

I used to work as a nanny. One year when the youngest child of my nanny family was about 1.5 I gave her a cozy coupe car for Christmas. They moved when the child was 4 and since she was their last...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-21-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By storybookending
tried the thin strips and ranch and itís still a...

tried the thin strips and ranch and itís still a no go with this current group. they eat just about everything else so I shouldnít complain!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By storybookending
My niece that doesnít attend daycare here has one...

My niece that doesnít attend daycare here has one of the pacifier clip ones. I never thought to use it with an older kid. My soon to be 2 year old was going through a biting thing maybe a month ago....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By storybookending
Most job applications have a space to write the...

Most job applications have a space to write the duration of the time you spent employed at each place. I would just add that management changed and list the name of your supervisor and mention again...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By storybookending
Is this outside or somewhere where he needs his...

Is this outside or somewhere where he needs his hand held for safety? If so you could use one of those backpack leashes. If not he probably just wants his independence and if so just let him walk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 551
Posted By storybookending
I had an opening at the end of January and did a...

I had an opening at the end of January and did a phone interview with a family. We ended up setting a time for an actual interview but after I hung up the phone I had a horrible feeling about them....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By storybookending
We have a book called Manners Mashup it is a SA...

We have a book called Manners Mashup it is a SA book but I adapt the words on some of the pages to better fit my group. There is a two page spread on each area “school bus” ”classroom” “cafeteria”...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By storybookending
Any girl that Iíve met that age loves fuse beads...

Any girl that Iíve met that age loves fuse beads and can stay occupied for hours. When I worked at a school aged summer camp they were by far the most used toy/craft item among the 5-9 year old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By storybookending
They leave comments as well. Iíve only ever...

They leave comments as well. Iíve only ever bumped it a couple of times and noticed soon enough to delete the comment.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By storybookending
I am super picky about they kind of ďartĒ I am...

I am super picky about they kind of ďartĒ I am going to allow on my walls as when the daycare kids are gone this is my living space and I donít want to feel like I live in a daycare. My daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By storybookending
Someone near me is selling these snowshoes. When...

Someone near me is selling these snowshoes. When I click the post to see more information all of these ďquick addĒ blue bubbles pop up and if you bump one it automatically posts it. I see at least a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,134
Posted By storybookending
Can you write down everything you said to her...

Can you write down everything you said to her exactly so I can do exactly as you did? Never having another teacher call me for daycare again sounds like a dream :lol:

I know it works for some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By storybookending
Did the person mean to ask that? I know in those...

Did the person mean to ask that? I know in those Facebook groups they have “quick add” questions .. “is this still available” “is the price negotiable” etc and they are so easy to click on accident....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By storybookending
Thanks! Thinking of replicating with 1-3 pictures...

Thanks! Thinking of replicating with 1-3 pictures and on the other sides of the cubes maybe sayings like ďchip off the old blockĒ ďhappy motherís/fatherís dayĒ ďI love youĒ ď2018Ē maybe a big heart?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By storybookending
Do you have pictures of what these look like...

Do you have pictures of what these look like finished? If you do would you mind PMíing then to me? Iím trying to bank ideas for future years until I have enough to get a good rotation.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,134
Posted By storybookending
By definition ďmillennialsĒ are between the ages...

By definition ďmillennialsĒ are between the ages of 22 and 37 which technically is all of my parents. Iím going to assume you mean the ď20 somethingsĒ. So far Iíve found that the younger parents are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By storybookending
I did 4 pictures of each child holding the...

I did 4 pictures of each child holding the letters D A D and a heart. I mod podged them to tiles like a previous poster said to make coasters. I am also going to do a resin layer sometime this week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 824
Posted By storybookending
I am glad that it went relatively smooth for you...

I am glad that it went relatively smooth for you and that you had a parent helper! Enjoy your summer off.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By storybookending
If you are worried about the financial hit and...

If you are worried about the financial hit and the child isnít a problem there is nothing wrong with lining up a child of an age that you want first and then giving notice to the family of the 6...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,003
Posted By storybookending
I am with whoever said celery. My kids wonít...

I am with whoever said celery. My kids wonít touch it, even with raisins and peanut butter.. sucks bc itís my favorite snack. I also gave up on chicken noodle soup and grapefruit.

I HATE the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By storybookending
Yeah we have to call (or email) our licensor too...

Yeah we have to call (or email) our licensor too but requiring a note for parents to sign is a new requirement for me. I don’t use a sub often (2-3 times a year only) and I just verbally tell the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 05:51 PM
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Posted By storybookending
Wow I didnít know there were rules on things like...

Wow I didnít know there were rules on things like this, makes sense but still crazy to me!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By storybookending
Do you need to say anything? If both of your...

Do you need to say anything? If both of your assistants are full time and know the children and families well and you are within ratio does it matter?

ďDear Parents:
Starting June X, 2018 I...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-30-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By storybookending
The Learning Tree

The Learning Tree
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 04:58 PM
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Posted By storybookending
I plan the menu for the upcoming week every...

I plan the menu for the upcoming week every Thursday morning and grocery shop every Thursday night. I used to do Fridays but I was feeling like you and just wanted to be done by the time 5:30 rolled...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 521
Posted By storybookending
I ran a school aged program for years. I will...

I ran a school aged program for years. I will never go back.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By storybookending
I look at things like this his way. If I...

I look at things like this his way. If I unexpectedly had to close for an extended period of time and then was able to reopen I would for sure be reaching out to the families that I had enrolled to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 920
Posted By storybookending
All of these issues individually would probably...

All of these issues individually would probably be something that I would try hard to make work out. All of them from the same mom? Next!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 824
Posted By storybookending
We are just trying to help, itís nice to get...

We are just trying to help, itís nice to get advice from people who have been there done that. Some that may have possibly tried something like what you are attempting and just offering words of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 824
Posted By storybookending
The Montessori school by me all does matching...

The Montessori school by me all does matching shirts when they go anywhere so they can easily spot which kids are theirs in places where there are a bunch of other children.

I am assuming you are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By storybookending
Put him in a onesie until he can either use the...

Put him in a onesie until he can either use the bathroom with no accidents or understand that can cant just take off his pull up/diaper whenever he pleases.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,258
Posted By storybookending
We are supposed to here. I always do. If anything...

We are supposed to here. I always do. If anything happened to a child in my care I would be devastated. If it was something I couldíve prevented with a simple text and didnít I couldnít live with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By storybookending
I would also wait until the interviews are over...

I would also wait until the interviews are over this week. If you like another family better offer them the spot and tell them they have 24 hours to confirm if they want it and pay the holding fee....
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-20-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,274
Posted By storybookending
I am also confused as to what legal action you...

I am also confused as to what legal action you could possibly want to be taking. Did you prepay for a bunch of weeks and you are trying to get money back? Is she still expecting you to pay for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By storybookending
I would probably put it back on the parent if you...

I would probably put it back on the parent if you donít want to accept credit cards. Dad can pay mom and mom can continue to pay you in cash. Otherwise Iíve only been using Venmo about a month but it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By storybookending
Why do they need to move to ATM/credit cards? Is...

Why do they need to move to ATM/credit cards? Is this something you are requesting? I personally donít take credit cards. They can pay by cash or check or I just recently added Venmo as an option...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By storybookending
I would not say a word until I had a concrete...

I would not say a word until I had a concrete plan. I like the PP idea of giving a credit if they bring in a new family. Say a family refers a family and after the new family makes it through the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By storybookending
My whole house is daycare so we just use my...

My whole house is daycare so we just use my fridge but I was going to suggest a mini fridge before getting that far into your post.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By storybookending
My niece (2.5) has recently started this although...

My niece (2.5) has recently started this although it is random and short screeches and only about 3-4 times a day. Usually just when she gets really excited about something. Still drives me nuts. My...
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