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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 02:14 PM
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Posted By e.j.
It's possible dcb has been constipated but also...

It's possible dcb has been constipated but also happened to came down with the stomach bug at the same time. One doesn't necessarily cancel the other out. Probably tmi but I know when I'm fighting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By e.j.
I do charge if I'm open. I don't charge if I...

I do charge if I'm open. I don't charge if I close the day care. Since I live here and don't have a commute to worry about, I am usually open when it snows.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By e.j.
I play "Happy" and turn on the lights.

I play "Happy" and turn on the lights.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 561
Posted By e.j.
When parents ask me, I let them know that...

When parents ask me, I let them know that according to state regulation, they can drop in at any time and that I will always welcome them at any time. I explain some of the drawbacks of stopping by...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-15-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,628
Posted By e.j.
Interesting! I also just checked a list put out...

Interesting! I also just checked a list put out by the USDA listing Wheat Thins as a suggested snack. Does the box you have have a gold whole grain stamp and does it specifically say 100% on the...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-11-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,628
Posted By e.j.
I know and it's driving me just a little crazy...

I know and it's driving me just a little crazy these days! I try to feed the kids healthy meals and thought I'd have no issues with the new rules but the more the food program tries to clarify them,...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-11-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,628
Posted By e.j.
I know the questions wasn't directed toward me...

I know the questions wasn't directed toward me but I thought I'd chime in because my food program rep sent out an email message addressing the issue of whole grain crackers. She said the only whole...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 275
Posted By e.j.
likethis That's how I feel, too. I figure I...

likethis That's how I feel, too. I figure I only have a small window of time to call the parent before the second round hits. I want the parent on their way to my house sooner than later.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 275
Posted By e.j.
As far as a vomiting kid is concerned, I try to...

As far as a vomiting kid is concerned, I try to clean the kid up as best I can before calling the parent. I make the call to the parent and then clean up the mess while we wait for the parent to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 275
Posted By e.j.
I stopped allowing the kids on my living room...

I stopped allowing the kids on my living room furniture the day my niece pooped, stuck her hands in her pants and then proceeded to smear the poop all over the back of the couch. The day before, she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By e.j.
In my state, it works the same way. As long as I...

In my state, it works the same way. As long as I don't go over ratio for the day, I can have as many kids enrolled as I want.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By e.j.
I don't go by age so much as ability. As soon as...

I don't go by age so much as ability. As soon as I think a child can eat from his/her plate without tossing it on to the floor, I try to make the transition from high chair to a booster.

I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By e.j.
likethis This is how I would handle it. If I...

likethis This is how I would handle it. If I were her, I'd much rather you cancel the interview and not waste my time if you. I don't think there's anything unprofessional about telling her that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By e.j.
likethis I do it much the same way. My babies...

likethis I do it much the same way. My babies sleep in a port-a-crib in the living room until they're old enough to move to a cot in the day care room. The younger kids know they can't move to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By e.j.
Personally, I would wait. You never know what...

Personally, I would wait. You never know what could happen between now and September. You may end up with openings that you aren't anticipating right now. Also, they could be assessing their own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 871
Posted By e.j.
I think some parents read articles about day care...

I think some parents read articles about day care that encourage negotiation of rates so they feel it's something they should be doing. Unless they continue to push it after being told no, I look it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By e.j.
I agree with the others. If you want to continue...

I agree with the others. If you want to continue to provide care for this family and be treated with respect, you will need to address the problems. If you find it too difficult to deal with it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By e.j.
likethis Kids definitely have their own time...

likethis Kids definitely have their own time frame. My ds wet the bed until he was 7 or 8. We were told to wake him up before we went to bed to have him pee and to limit his liquid intake after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,213
Posted By e.j.
I'll have to try that. I did try using cinnamon...

I'll have to try that. I did try using cinnamon butter on whole grain toast and the kids looked at me like I was trying to feed them poison. I tried telling them it tastes just like cinnamon bread...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,213
Posted By e.j.
We haven't been told any of that yet. My guess...

We haven't been told any of that yet. My guess is, they want the dust to settle on the berry/melon flap first before they hit us with more.

It was also confirmed for me that while we can serve...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By e.j.
Ugh! As bad as cigarette smoke is, cigar smoke...

Ugh! As bad as cigarette smoke is, cigar smoke is so much worse! I'd have to consider moving if I were in your position. I don't envy you at all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By e.j.
If you're feeling uncomfortable with the scraggly...

If you're feeling uncomfortable with the scraggly look and it would make you feel better to say something, maybe it's worth a mention just to put your own mind at ease. If it doesn't bother you, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By e.j.
We don't have neighbors who live close enough for...

We don't have neighbors who live close enough for us to be impacted by cigarette smoke but my sil has moved several times because she's been bothered by neighbors' smoking. She's living in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By e.j.
I give a gift to each child and I help the kids...

I give a gift to each child and I help the kids make a memento gift (something that includes a picture or hand, foot or finger prints) for their parents. They may not end up looking like it, but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,213
Posted By e.j.
likethis Just fyi...It's been clarified...

likethis

Just fyi...It's been clarified for us that by kiwi they mean kiwi berries (which I had never heard of!) and not the kiwi with the fuzzy skin we're used to seeing around here. So you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,213
Posted By e.j.
I'm posting the most recent clarification from my...

I'm posting the most recent clarification from my food program. From what I understand, this is not just a MA regulation. If it doesn't impact you now, it will at some point. I've been told that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By e.j.
I try to subtly encourage families to keep all of...

I try to subtly encourage families to keep all of their kids home if one is sick (especially if it's something like a stomach bug or other highly contagious illness) but I don't require it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,601
Posted By e.j.
likethis Yup. It's important to ask. I had a 3...

likethis Yup. It's important to ask. I had a 3 year old who told me to stop hitting his baby sister. I had just finished feeding her and was burping her. Patting her back apparently looked to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,601
Posted By e.j.
From what you've said, your daughter's version of...

From what you've said, your daughter's version of events didn't quite mesh with your own observation. She told you that only the boys got to eat cupcakes yet you say the other girls were eating...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By e.j.
I tell my kids, "That's potty talk and I only...

I tell my kids, "That's potty talk and I only allow that talk in the bathroom. If you want to potty talk, you can but you need to do it in the bathroom. You can talk in the bathroom all day long if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,213
Posted By e.j.
Just in case there are providers from MA who are...

Just in case there are providers from MA who are interested....According to the Yours For Children Facebook page, they have been communicating with the MA DESE Office of Food and Nutrition Programs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 813
Posted By e.j.
I'm probably going to be the odd man out on this...

I'm probably going to be the odd man out on this but if it were my newly 2 year old dcb, I think I'd encourage him to do things for himself but expect to still help him a lot - especially if his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,258
Posted By e.j.
likethis This regulation has "regulatory...

likethis This regulation has "regulatory overkill" written all over it! Maybe it makes sense in some larger, public buildings with windowless corridors that you can get disoriented in if you're not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,213
Posted By e.j.
If being licensed exempt were an option in this...

If being licensed exempt were an option in this state, I'd be there with you!

I've been wondering, though...if QRIS becomes mandatory in every state, as some have said will happen eventually,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,213
Posted By e.j.
Thanks for looking further into this. I actually...

Thanks for looking further into this. I actually had found the same information which is why I went back to my fp rep to question her on it. I did get an update this morning from her saying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,213
Posted By e.j.
To my knowledge, grapes were taken off the menu...

To my knowledge, grapes were taken off the menu years ago. I was told by my food rep at the time to just stop serving them at all since we can't serve them to kids under 4 and most of my kids are 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,213
Posted By e.j.
So I did go to the CACFP website to see who I...

So I did go to the CACFP website to see who I could contact. While on the site, I read information that appeared to say providers can still serve these foods; they just can't be served whole.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,213
Posted By e.j.
I've always served berries, melons and tomatoes,...

I've always served berries, melons and tomatoes, too, and it's never been an issue until now. Apparently, from what my food program says, they are no longer allowed under the new rules. My food...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,213
Posted By e.j.
I had served those foods during the month of...

I had served those foods during the month of October and last week, received a form letter from my food program saying, "choking foods for children under 4 years should not be served (including...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,213
Posted By e.j.
Hmmm...up until the new rules were put in place,...

Hmmm...up until the new rules were put in place, it hadn't been an issue here. Now i'm told those foods will be disallowed for kids under 4. Apples and pears are ok but not berries and melons -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,213
Posted By e.j.
New Food Program Rules

For those of you who are members of a food program, are you allowed to serve cut up pieces of melon (cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew), cut up pieces of berries (strawberries, raspberries,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By e.j.
About a month ago, one of my 4 year olds pooped...

About a month ago, one of my 4 year olds pooped on my toilet for the first time. (She would use it to pee but told me she didn't like to poop on it. :confused: Instead, she would have multiple poop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By e.j.
I read Love and Logic quite a few years ago. If...

I read Love and Logic quite a few years ago. If I remember correctly, the premise is if you allow your child to make decisions and experience the natural consequences of those decisions, he/she will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By e.j.
Happy belated birthday, Blackcat.

Happy belated birthday, Blackcat.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By e.j.
I spent Halloween night in the ER with my dd. It...

I spent Halloween night in the ER with my dd. It took them 8 hours to diagnose her with pneumonia. Got to bed at 3:30 this morning and got up at 5:45 to get ready for my first dc kid. I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,620
Posted By e.j.
I'm in MA. Anyone 15 years or older who is...

I'm in MA. Anyone 15 years or older who is regularly on the premises has to be fingerprinted. My licensor told me we have to go through the fingerprinting process each time we re-license which is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,195
Posted By e.j.
I wouldn't say I worry about it but, based on the...

I wouldn't say I worry about it but, based on the stories I hear about things that happen at home, I often wonder what's being said at home about our day care day.:cool:

I did have a parent come...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,170
Posted By e.j.
If parents need a guaranteed spot, they pay me to...

If parents need a guaranteed spot, they pay me to hold it open for them. For instance, if a parent works Monday thru Thursday one week but then works Tuesday thru Friday the following week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By e.j.
likethis There are days when I really miss my van...

likethis There are days when I really miss my van with the built in car seats. Most of the time, though, I'm happy we traded it in for a small car. Fewer field trips and so much less money spent on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By e.j.
I'll bet those parents couldn't have arrived soon...

I'll bet those parents couldn't have arrived soon enough for you! ;) I hope the kids calmed down a little and that you ended up having a good time - as well as an early start to your weekend!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,155
Posted By e.j.
Usually I say something like, "You have until the...

Usually I say something like, "You have until the count of 3 to come over hear so I can speak with you." Then I stare at the kid with what my husband calls my "hairy eyeball". I've never had a kid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,188
Posted By e.j.
My dc kids weren't as dramatic as yours but they...

My dc kids weren't as dramatic as yours but they wouldn't touch them either. I tried them myself and thought they weren't bad but they weren't all that good either. I'll stick with regular veggies.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By e.j.
likethis It clears the air quickly so you don't...

likethis It clears the air quickly so you don't spend time worrying about it and it's kind of funny to see their expression when they realize their kid ratted them out.;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By e.j.
Years ago, I was a passenger in a car that was...

Years ago, I was a passenger in a car that was T-boned. I ended up with a bad case of whiplash. Ever since that accident, I've experienced muscle spasms in my neck/shoulder area any time I enroll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By e.j.
likethis I agree. This is not your problem to...

likethis I agree. This is not your problem to solve for her. She'll either make 7:00 work or find someone else to watch her son. If you weren't dealing with morning sickness and you wanted to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,536
Posted By e.j.
This was my first thought or possible hearing...

This was my first thought or possible hearing problem?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,466
Posted By e.j.
"We recently moved to the area; my ex isn't aware...

"We recently moved to the area; my ex isn't aware I've left with the kids. If the sheriff shows up at your house.... ":eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,718
Posted By e.j.
A plastic fried egg from the play...

A plastic fried egg from the play kitchen.:confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,033
Posted By e.j.
I had one child who had severe reactions to...

I had one child who had severe reactions to certain foods. He sat at one end of the table, as far away from the other kids as possible. Although he didn't steal food, I made sure there was enough...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,219
Posted By e.j.
All day long - inside and out. Glad to know I'm...

All day long - inside and out. Glad to know I'm not the only one!:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,196
Posted By e.j.
My son used to spike a fever every now and then...

My son used to spike a fever every now and then when he was at school. The school nurse sent him home several times because of it. Shortly after being home, he'd be fine.

He's 26 now and for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,271
Posted By e.j.
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By e.j.
My sick policy states that kids have to be fever...

My sick policy states that kids have to be fever free for at least 24 hours before they will be allowed back into care. The fact that he had a temp of 99.1 after being given Tylenol makes me wonder...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By e.j.
It looks great.:)

It looks great.:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By e.j.
20 years?! That's amazing! Congratulations and...

20 years?! That's amazing! Congratulations and thank you!lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,271
Posted By e.j.
That does take nerve! It's sad when you feel...

That does take nerve! It's sad when you feel like you have to babysit grown adults. I'm grateful, though, that you did put the effort into cleaning up the problem. I've been a provider for 21...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,271
Posted By e.j.
I guess I'm in good company, then! Getting banned...

I guess I'm in good company, then! Getting banned from CF - it's like a badge of honor. :lol:



Unless you were part of the clique.;)

Funny thing is, I never involved myself in any of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,271
Posted By e.j.
:lol: Good thing you never said as much when you...

:lol: Good thing you never said as much when you were on that site! Years ago, when I was a member there, providers who mentioned the clique-y-ness mysteriously disappeared from that forum. I always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By e.j.
Is it possible mom never told dad about the...

Is it possible mom never told dad about the initial meeting? It doesn't excuse his rude behavior when he picks his kids up on Tuesdays and Thursdays but maybe he's cool toward you because he feels...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By e.j.
I checked the regs and they state: 7.07 (12)...

I checked the regs and they state:
7.07 (12) Trampolines. Except for therapeutic equipment, the use of trampolines by child care children, whether indoors or outdoors, is prohibited.

Based on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 885
Posted By e.j.
While I'm applying sunscreen, I have the older...

While I'm applying sunscreen, I have the older kids take turns using the bathroom and change the younger kids' diapers. The kids know that if we have to head inside to use the bathroom, there's a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 885
Posted By e.j.
We do water play first thing when we head outside...

We do water play first thing when we head outside and only if it's very warm and sunny. The kids do get wet but since I fill the water tables as soon as we get outside and end play about a half hour...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By e.j.
Well, it's thoughtful just the same. ;):) ...

Well, it's thoughtful just the same. ;):)



I'm technology challenged, too and it is time consuming because I do a lot of editing and use the custom design feature but if "I" can make a photo...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By e.j.
I take pictures of the kids throughout their time...

I take pictures of the kids throughout their time here. When they leave for good, I download their pictures to Shutterfly and make a photo album for them. I put the album in a tote bag along with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By e.j.
I explained what was going to happen using a...

I explained what was going to happen using a light and a few Styrofoam balls and then we did these crafts:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/513973376215490385/

I didn't plan to go out and view the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By e.j.
In my opinion, you were not wrong. You followed...

In my opinion, you were not wrong. You followed the policy you said you would follow. If dcm always plays the victim, others in the community probably know this about her, too, and will consider the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By e.j.
OMG! Can you use that $3600 to get a new...

OMG! Can you use that $3600 to get a new licensor? ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By e.j.
Here are some for fathers: ...

Here are some for fathers:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/513973376214486318/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/513973376214458980/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/513973376214385973/
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By e.j.
Here are some from my Pinterest board for Moms: ...

Here are some from my Pinterest board for Moms:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/513973376213885879/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/513973376213883510/
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By e.j.
It looks great!

It looks great!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By e.j.
You've been through a rough couple of days! Hang...

You've been through a rough couple of days! Hang in there; it has to get better. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,203
Posted By e.j.
Are you licensed or unlicensed? Here, we have to...

Are you licensed or unlicensed? Here, we have to be licensed so we have to go by the state's regulations. If I remember correctly, one of those regs states that even if parents pack snacks and...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 08-05-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By e.j.
Glenn Allan from Nathan Agencies is highly...

Glenn Allan from Nathan Agencies is highly recommended by other MA providers I've spoken with. Here's a link....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By e.j.
It's the driveway for me, too. If drop-off and...

It's the driveway for me, too. If drop-off and pick-up times are staggered, it's not too bad. When parents show up all at once, though, it gets tight. When my husband and kids happen to be home at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By e.j.
I haven't seen a case of chicken pox since my...

I haven't seen a case of chicken pox since my kids were young. One of the dc kids at that time brought it in and everyone, including my own kids, got it. It was just before the vaccine became...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By e.j.
I'm sorry you've been going through such a rough...

I'm sorry you've been going through such a rough time but wish you luck going forward.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,038
Posted By e.j.
Wow! :eek: As my dc kids sing to one another.......

Wow! :eek: As my dc kids sing to one another....
You can't always get what you want.
You can't always get what you wa-a-ant
You can't always get what you want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By e.j.
Good luck finishing your schooling and with...

Good luck finishing your schooling and with surgery.
I hope you can get your vacation/sick pay as you had anticipated. What a disappointment it must have been to hear her tell you you wouldn't be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By e.j.
I don't close often; I have to be really sick to...

I don't close often; I have to be really sick to even consider it. Once I've made the decision to close, I don't give families a choice. I just let them know I'm closed. I don't charge parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,437
Posted By e.j.
I'm both a provider and a parent with a child...

I'm both a provider and a parent with a child (now grown) who has autism and adhd. When my ds was young, he had a great deal of trouble with transition times. His diagnosis wasn't used as an excuse...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By e.j.
It looks great! No matter how often I organize...

It looks great! No matter how often I organize it, my craft cabinet never looks that neat.:o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By e.j.
My teacher families pay their full rate during...

My teacher families pay their full rate during the summer if they want a guaranteed spot in the fall. They can opt not to pay and hope for the best but most usually pay and bring their kids at least...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By e.j.
Do you think he'd be able to skip his morning nap...

Do you think he'd be able to skip his morning nap without being too cranky? I'd try doing that and then, if he gets cranky, have everyone start the afternoon nap a little earlier. You could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By e.j.
Personally, I think I would take a pass on a 4...

Personally, I think I would take a pass on a 4 year biter. As far as how many chances I would give a child already in my care, for me it would depend on the age of the child and if there were any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,098
Posted By e.j.
That really doesn't make me want to live there...

That really doesn't make me want to live there any more than the cold. Sounds like we're having the same weather, though - low 90's and humid here, too. I think it just feels a little better to me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,445
Posted By e.j.
And she thought that was a threat...? ;) That...

And she thought that was a threat...? ;) That actually would make it so much easier for you; you could kill 2 birds with one stone.

Get a new "lead" infant teacher in there who will promote the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,098
Posted By e.j.
I want your regulations!:) (I just don't want...

I want your regulations!:)
(I just don't want your cold and snow.)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By e.j.
This is how I look at it, too. The truth is, it...

This is how I look at it, too. The truth is, it is expensive - especially when you have more than one child. Any time my dc parents say something about the cost, I agree and empathize with them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 881
Posted By e.j.
Thanks, Daycare! The morsels may work, then. ...

Thanks, Daycare! The morsels may work, then. I'll give them a try.

She was told last week to stop eating lettuce, green beans, broccoli, white potatoes, tomatoes, avocado, banana and oregano. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 881
Posted By e.j.
Oh, no! Dd is allergic to peanuts, soy, milk,...

Oh, no! Dd is allergic to peanuts, soy, milk, wheat and sesame. She does have some Enjoy Life chocolate morsels. I may try throwing a bunch of those in with the other shake ingredients to see if...
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