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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By dolores
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2021, 12:33 PM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By dolores
...and other things going on in their homes and...

...and other things going on in their homes and family life:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By dolores
Ditto :lol:!

Ditto :lol:!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By dolores
Got it! Are DOB and email address kept...

Got it! Are DOB and email address kept undisclosed to members and non-members?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By dolores
What are the benefits to using same user name and...

What are the benefits to using same user name and starting fresh? Deciding...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 04-28-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 95
Posted By dolores
I saw the movie which was awesome! IMO the book...

I saw the movie which was awesome! IMO the book is always better than the movie so I will put that on my reading list now that you've reminded me!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 116
Posted By dolores
Home & Business Insurance Policy

I'm in the process of renewing my insurance policies. I have a commercial building policy because I've never been able to get homeowners due to daycare (licensed for 16 kids).

In addition to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By dolores
When I switched to outside dropoff/pickup I...

When I switched to outside dropoff/pickup I anticipated that it would not have gone over well with current and new families. To date, except for one newbie, everyone has been fine with it.

The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By dolores
One positive thing that came out of the pandemic...

One positive thing that came out of the pandemic here that I am keeping...outside drop offs/pickupshappyface! It eliminated that zoo time!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By dolores
...in my mind too! I was using the bureaucratic...

...in my mind too! I was using the bureaucratic language in the regs I was reading at the time. Apply sounds so much better!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By dolores
Thank you CH!

Thank you CH!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By dolores
CH do you mind sharing the form your parents sign...

CH do you mind sharing the form your parents sign with me?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 393
Posted By dolores
Just recently I was thinking of a pet for my...

Just recently I was thinking of a pet for my daycare...something low maintenance.

What kind of fish do you have, for how long, and how do the kids help with it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By dolores
Oh and how about having an EpiPen on hand to use...

Oh and how about having an EpiPen on hand to use if a child has a severe reaction to something and can't breath?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By dolores
I feel the same. Included in OTC meds is topical...

I feel the same. Included in OTC meds is topical ointments, lotions and creams, sprays including sunscreen products and topically applied insect repellant. Might you administer those?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By dolores
Stocking Over-the-Counter Medications

I'm not authorized to administer prescription medication however, I can administer over the counter medication. The rules say I can have my own stock of OTC meds to use if a child develops symptoms....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By dolores
Faucet Hack

Anyone use faucet extenders or have any ideas how the littles can turn faucet on/off themselves? Would take a lot off my back!

I found this on amazon but it looks flimsy . Looking for something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By dolores
Thank you for your responses. A new family...

Thank you for your responses.

A new family took off for vacation w/o telling me until I texted when kid was a no show. It's usually a new family and when I remind them the first time it does not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By dolores
Riiight!

Riiight!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By dolores
Do You Contact Parents When Child is Out?

For the most part parents tell me when their child will be out. If a kid does not show up by 10am and there is no communication from the parents, I send them a text to inquire about the child. Do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,595
Posted By dolores
This was my experience. I had a...

This was my experience. I had a mammogram/ultrasound recently. Results stated I had a prominent axillary lymph node possibly due to covid vaccine and that I am to get another ultrasound evaluation in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By dolores
My part-timers, like full-timers, pay for every...

My part-timers, like full-timers, pay for every week of the year regardless of my reason for being closed. They also pay if their child is absent for any reason. This has simplified...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By dolores
Thank you so much for your feedback!

Thank you so much for your feedback!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 199
Posted By dolores
Happy Women's Day Y'all!!!

Take some time today to appreciate and celebrate all that you do for your families, young children and their families, community etc. Cheers!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 777
Posted By dolores
My state does not require observation/assessment...

My state does not require observation/assessment for family daycare however I do use them to determine if my munchkins are meeting their milestones, for curriculum planning as well as to provide...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 777
Posted By dolores
Hmmm...it might be time to omit gender identity...

Hmmm...it might be time to omit gender identity from assessments or at least update according to the times...?

Whose observation/assessments do you use?

Gender identity is so complex today....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By dolores
Thank you! What level of noise do the AirDoctor...

Thank you! What level of noise do the AirDoctor and Germ Guardian make?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By dolores
CDC's Ventilation Recommendations

CDC's ventilation recommendations for schools and childcare programs including in-home daycares:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,755
Posted By dolores
I'm anticipating the same response from my...

I'm anticipating the same response from my parents so don't know why I'm so nervous to launch it with them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,755
Posted By dolores
Only took me 6+ months to decide...I subscribed...

Only took me 6+ months to decide...I subscribed to Daily Connect today happyface!!! How'd you roll it out to parents?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By dolores
This is some good stuff you've shared! Thank you!...

This is some good stuff you've shared! Thank you! The binder with required documents in one place is everything! I can see how that is more efficient than individual folders in a cabinet like I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By dolores
I like this. They sound like huge binders! How...

I like this. They sound like huge binders! How often do you purge them?

What does your training binder consist of?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By dolores
Thank youlikethis!

Thank youlikethis!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By dolores
Filing/Organization

Where do you file your incident/injury reports?
And when a kid is dropped off with a black/blue eye because he fell at playground over the weekend with mom/day do you record this?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By dolores
An accomplishment indeed! Your outdoor space...

An accomplishment indeed! Your outdoor space sounds like a dream!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By dolores
May I enroll myself in your daycare? It sounds...

May I enroll myself in your daycare? It sounds lovely!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By dolores
Sunshine69 that was my thinking...instilling good...

Sunshine69 that was my thinking...instilling good habits, not to mention maintaining some organization and routine throughout the day.

Recently my assistant suggested we put away toys before we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By dolores
Gardening with Kids

This year I want to try gardening with the kids (2yo-5yo). What low maintenance fruit/vegetable have you successfully grown in a shady (most of the day) area in the spring/summer? What months do you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By dolores
Departing Gift

What do you give to a child/family when they leave your program?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By dolores
CleanUp Time

Do you encourage kids (I have 2yo-5yo) to return toys to respective areas before you move onto another activity or do you leave toys out for kids to return to play with them and put them away at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By dolores
Thank you E.J.! Actually...I've been using that...

Thank you E.J.! Actually...I've been using that form since last July...a DOH requirement since covid hit. You putting it here made me realize that I can just revise it to meet my needs. Not sure why...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By dolores
Thank you. I Googled shortly after posting and...

Thank you. I Googled shortly after posting and found several schedules. The search words I used on here did not yield anything but I would be sure to use the ones you've suggested.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,473
Posted By dolores
Option 3. And a downloadable app would be a nice...

Option 3. And a downloadable app would be a nice feature for smartphone and computer.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By dolores
Daycare HouseKeeping Schedule

Anyone has a daycare housekeeping schedule to share? Not curriculum stuff or a schedule for the kids. Moreso a to-do list (for daycare) for self & assistant i.e. housekeeping duties, chores and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By dolores
Interesting. Their site mentions about 1099-K...

Interesting. Their site mentions about 1099-K here https://help.kidkare.com/help/form-1099k. If they posted it there only and did not send broadcasts to their members about it, not to mention...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By dolores
PPP for Home-Based Child Care Providers

Webinar tomorrow about PPP for home-based child care providers:

https://homegrownchildcare.org/ppp-webinar-for-home-based-child-care-2021/
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-25-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By dolores
I am an LLC and do a 1040 and 8829. My accountant...

I am an LLC and do a 1040 and 8829. My accountant told me to set up EFTPS as individual because the income taxes the business generates is personal. So I did that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By dolores
I follow our public schools. If they are closed...

I follow our public schools. If they are closed for the day, open late or close early, that is what I do. Parents are informed of that at enrollment and it is included in parent handbook. Oh and they...
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 01-21-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,829
Posted By dolores
Honestly, I canít speak to the difference between...

Honestly, I canít speak to the difference between recreational and medical. I think it boils down to product quality and a personís susceptibility. As has been mentioned, it can work for one person...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By dolores
Yup! likethis

Yup! likethis
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 01-17-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,829
Posted By dolores
Might they want to look into medical marijuna if...

Might they want to look into medical marijuna if it is available in your state? It helps tremendously with anxiety, pain etc. A doctor would need to prescribe so it will be completely legal and maybe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,595
Posted By dolores
It was available to me from the beginning. I was...

It was available to me from the beginning. I was going to wait until I felt comfortable but got off the fence and got it, even though I still had my reservations. Injection site was sore for a day....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By dolores
I told parents. Several thanked me for the...

I told parents. Several thanked me for the information, one of whom mentioned child was going to visit grandparents this weekend so they cancelled. I'm glad I told.

They keep asking for an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By dolores
COVIDÖ.UGH!! Here We Go Again!!!

I know the forum has covered this and Iím re-reading but still wanted to post:

DCD has covid. I do rapid drop off/pickup at front door (parent stays outside, child walks into vestibule to me) and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By dolores
Depending on where you are, FB Marketplace,...

Depending on where you are, FB Marketplace, Craigslist or even local FB groups might be a good place to get daycare furniture and toys at reduced prices due to daycare closings/liquidation.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By dolores
Parent wants to enroll son and mentioned that she...

Parent wants to enroll son and mentioned that she and son contracted covid mid December. They are both covid negative now but have a lingering cough. She wants to enroll and make regular payments to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 941
Posted By dolores
Let's bump up taking care of ourselves to #1 on...

Let's bump up taking care of ourselves to #1 on the list. Easier said than done. I'm making a vision board to remind myself.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By dolores
Got it! I'm curious to know that too! Let me know...

Got it! I'm curious to know that too! Let me know what you find out.
Up until 2 years ago my sponsor used to host a mandatory CACFP training every year with everyone to go over all changes,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By dolores
Using the right resume format will help if you...

Using the right resume format will help if you are pivoting to a different career/industry. Maybe one that highlights your entrepreneurial skills (assuming you ran your own inhome daycare?) which...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By dolores
I submit my menus and claims online and there is...

I submit my menus and claims online and there is nowhere to record 2nd servings. My kids eat like Vikings...2nds and 3rds are a given here.

This was in my inbox...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By dolores
It sounds like the negative ECE experience...

It sounds like the negative ECE experience traumatized you. The break from that kind of job might have been a good thing for your state of mind. And, since you've stepped away you've realized that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 941
Posted By dolores
High blood pressure....uggh! Sorry you're in the...

High blood pressure....uggh! Sorry you're in the club. I'm on medication for it. Hoping to wean myself off with lifestyle changes. Talk about breaking habits! Your dedication to your health IS...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 941
Posted By dolores
I NEVER fully understood the separate exercise...

I NEVER fully understood the separate exercise and purpose of documenting observations as we already do it in so many other ways. We can identify relatively quickly, based on our training and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 941
Posted By dolores
EVERYTHING you've said! My goal this year is to...

EVERYTHING you've said! My goal this year is to work towards creating a minimalist daycare space. I thought downsizing would increase clashes amongst the littles as they have less to play with but it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 941
Posted By dolores
Of course it makes senselikethis! The things...

Of course it makes senselikethis! The things you've mentioned, especially stacked, make one weary which affects motivation which affects consistency.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 941
Posted By dolores
Daycare Habits

I have a habit of buying too many things (supplies, materials, toys) for my daycare. Due to covid I moved out a lot of things from my daycare space to my basement where I now see that my buying went...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By dolores
Yikes! I saw mention of witches when I googled...

Yikes! I saw mention of witches when I googled winter solstice. But my family who celebrates season solstices said it's about the changes in nature for them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 7,420
Posted By dolores
I happen to work at a hospital and have been...

I happen to work at a hospital and have been getting reminders to schedule my covid vaccination which I've been ignoring as it is not mandatory.
Many of my colleagues ie those who work in the ED,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By dolores
likethis. We covered a December holiday each week...

likethis. We covered a December holiday each week too- focusing on the symbols, food and activities. Interesting how similar they are from those aspects. Children loved the dreidel game and latkes,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By dolores
Thank you for sharing! When you started the FB...

Thank you for sharing!
When you started the FB group, how did you make it known to your target audience?
And as far as feeling unsafe, I can see the vulnerability as its a small group, you're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By dolores
Starting a Local FaceBook Group

I've been thinking of starting a FB group for family daycare providers in the tristate area in which I live. I am a member of my state's FB group but don't see one for my borough(s).

Not sure if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By dolores
Yep! Learnt the hard way. After 1 too many...

Yep! Learnt the hard way. After 1 too many lessons I switched to monthly billing/payment so I get paid for the month in advance. Payment is non-refundable once made. Haven't had that problem since.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,278
Posted By dolores
Ahhh...personal items. That's a good point...

Ahhh...personal items. That's a good point Blackcat. Which made me think to also give the unopened packs of diaper/pullups from past kids. Feminine products (napkins, pads, tampons) are a high demand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,278
Posted By dolores
We used to host a pot luck December party for our...

We used to host a pot luck December party for our families, along with a gift exchange between children and a gift from me.

This year we will be doing a holiday party with the kids only and each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 957
Posted By dolores
Several weeks ago I saw my doctor for an annual...

Several weeks ago I saw my doctor for an annual checkup and she asked me if I was anxious about anything...isn't everybody!? Well, the waterworks sprang out of nowhere. Caught me off-guard and made...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By dolores
Hmmm...I have to look up Flag Day of India to...

Hmmm...I have to look up Flag Day of India to learn more.

I also just remembered that we did Boxing Day where I lived when I was younger.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By dolores
Chanukah & Kwanzaa

Anyone celebrating/doing activities for Chanukah, Kwanzaa or any other holiday in December in your daycare/with family? Or combine several/all the December holidays?

Chanukah Sameach!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,083
Posted By dolores
Provider should have license posted and visible...

Provider should have license posted and visible for you to read. You may also search licensor's site for the info...at least here you can. There it states how many children and what ages she is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By dolores
Good for her! Not sure I would want to be...

Good for her! Not sure I would want to be broadcasted.
A lawyer letter...I didn't even think of that then.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By dolores
Anyone Been to Court?

Saw a daycare provider suing a parent on Judge Judy.

Mom did not pay for several weeks because she thought provider was negligent. But kept taking her children to provider because she "had no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 69,411
Posted By dolores
:hug::hug::hug:

:hug::hug::hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 724,083
Posted By dolores
Anything that keeps us safe(r) is good news. ...

Anything that keeps us safe(r) is good news.

Don't the CDC's guidelines override everyone else's when it comes to covid so we can implement it right away?

With bureaucracies, change down the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,845
Posted By dolores
Mine start at 2 years old. Toddlers have the...

Mine start at 2 years old.

Toddlers have the ability to make themselves heavier than they are when they don't want to budge :(.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,845
Posted By dolores
My current issue with new families is the drop...

My current issue with new families is the drop off- with new child clinging to parent for dear life while screaming bloody murder. It's like they have to be pryed off.

We moved from indoor to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 262,180
Posted By dolores
After sitting, a precocious 4yo dcg said to me...

After sitting, a precocious 4yo dcg said to me matter-of-factly in her English accent:

'I know why you did not sit on the kids' chair, its because your butt is too big'.

Ouch:ouch::eek:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By dolores
COVID Proofing

Besides the daily health screenings, parents not entering, PPE, hand hygiene and sanitizing/disinfecting your daycare/home- what else are you doing to minimize risk in your daycare space? Especially...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 724,083
Posted By dolores
Hold up...have the Russians invaded here too...!?

Hold up...have the Russians invaded here too...!?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 724,083
Posted By dolores
Luckily the majority survives. However, in...

Luckily the majority survives. However, in addition to lives lost and an impacted economy, something to consider would be the lingering effects covid.

To mention a few, many who survive continue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,010
Posted By dolores
News about spikes, school shut downs, curfews,...

News about spikes, school shut downs, curfews, and my clients asking if I will be closing are ramping up my anxiety for sure!

I've sent my clients the CDC's recommendations for Thanksgiving &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By dolores
I've been doing interviews/tours by video only-...

I've been doing interviews/tours by video only- FaceTime, WhatsApp or Zoom- 15 minutes.

If they want to enroll I email them the paperwork and we have another video or audio call to go it over and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By dolores
EXACTLY what I was looking for! It is thorough...

EXACTLY what I was looking for! It is thorough likethis.

CH thank you so much for your efforts and for sharing :hug::hug::hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,755
Posted By dolores
The control is everything! Good to know and...

The control is everything! Good to know and thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By dolores
Hah! There is feedback and then there is...

Hah! There is feedback and then there is feedback:lol:.

I've actually gotten them (informally and unsolicited) over the years. Some with good suggestions that were easy to incorporate which, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,646
Posted By dolores
You are in an unfortunate situation. Can...

You are in an unfortunate situation.

Can you find a Starbucks, Cafe, library etc to work at? A friend's or family's place? Or, even though closed, go to your office to work? Some employers allow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By dolores
Parent/Client Survey

Does anyone do surveys to parents to get their feedback for improvement?

If so how often, and what do you do with feedback?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,755
Posted By dolores
Revisiting this. Takes me a while to make a...

Revisiting this.

Takes me a while to make a decision when there are sooooo many choices: daily connect, brightwheel, procare, hi-mama etc.

I need to get off the potty now!

Immediately I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,010
Posted By dolores
Are you requiring a doctor's note for any...

Are you requiring a doctor's note for any symptoms, even let's say a runny nose, for them to return to you?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By dolores
I don't have a holiday/anti-bias policy. ...

I don't have a holiday/anti-bias policy.

However, parents complete a questionnaire at enrollment that asks for their holidays, traditions and how they celebrate. This feedback guides us on what we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 262,180
Posted By dolores
A spirited 3 yo asks: why haven't I been on time...

A spirited 3 yo asks: why haven't I been on time out today?
Assistant: because you've been behaving well today.

3yo slowly grows a big grin on his face.
He runs to me and says: No timeout today...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By dolores
Hardwood Floor: Bissell Crosswave, Wet/Dry Mop, Swiffer (which one?)

So many choices :confused:! I've been using a regular mop with murphy's soap oil.

It's time to replace mop and using the opportunity to switch to something easier, more efficient, quick, not...
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