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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By DaveA
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By DaveA
That’s what I figured. Just one of those small...

That’s what I figured. Just one of those small town :rolleyes:moments. Thanks
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By DaveA
So Who's Late?

I have two DCMs that are friends and the DCBs are on same tball team. Because of schedules DCM1 is authorized to pick up DCM2's kids a couple times a week. One problem- DCM1 shows up 3-5 minutes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 617
Posted By DaveA
I don't have a formal cut off time, but I also...

I don't have a formal cut off time, but I also don't change my schedule for late drop offs. First couple times they try to drop off and we're at store/ library/ zoo/ etc. they get the hint.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 254
Posted By DaveA
I voted Hillcrest also.

I voted Hillcrest also.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 419
Posted By DaveA
Nope- fees are based on enrollment not...

Nope- fees are based on enrollment not attendance. You're not going to find a child to fill the spot just while DCG is in preschool, so it's not like you can make up the $. 6 hours is a full day. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By DaveA
Now we're the exact opposite in IL if I remember...

Now we're the exact opposite in IL if I remember correctly. We can't have prepared bottles brought in other than breast milk. Or at least it is strongly discouraged.

I provide basic brands of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By DaveA
I'm in IL so no hurricane policy, but to me this...

I'm in IL so no hurricane policy, but to me this would fall under the provision in my contract that I refuse to do anything that I feel would be operating in an unsafe manner. Pick a time that gives...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By DaveA
Yikes! Good thing you went. Get better asap...

Yikes! Good thing you went. Get better asap :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,406
Posted By DaveA
Like CH said- I think you will see a split in the...

Like CH said- I think you will see a split in the industry. Some will go toward school based or affiliated programs from birth on. The "rebels";) will flock toward more "kids being kids"- play...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By DaveA
Our pre-k is 1/2 day and school provides busing. ...

Our pre-k is 1/2 day and school provides busing. They are easy to work with and stress not being jerks to local providers. I encourage parents to enroll DCKs in it the year before kindergarten. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 220,924
Posted By DaveA
Dory & Nemo start going insane out back-...

Dory & Nemo start going insane out back- growling, snarling, barking. I look out the window and they are in full "defend the realm" mode over a frog. Funniest thing was it would hop closer to them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 476
Posted By DaveA
:eek: HUH? That's a troubling answer on...

:eek: HUH? That's a troubling answer on multiple levels. I'd be checking to make sure my resume's updated.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By DaveA
Yeah you need to talk to the director about it. ...

Yeah you need to talk to the director about it. No center I've worked at would allow that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By DaveA
I have it in my contract fees are evaluated each...

I have it in my contract fees are evaluated each November.
If I raise rates I don't give a reason. Just what the rate is, when it takes effect, & when contract addendums will be given out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 746
Posted By DaveA
I posted this on Facebook and someone came up...

I posted this on Facebook and someone came up with a theory that kind of makes sense. They wondered if Mom really doesn't want to find care. Like if she wants to stay home and not go back to work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 543
Posted By DaveA
You want no part of this. Way too many things...

You want no part of this. Way too many things that could go wrong for you. Too much of a risk to take.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 746
Posted By DaveA
Every once in a while self control gets the...

Every once in a while self control gets the better of me. :o;) I really was laughing too hard to be snarky. The level of cluelessness exhibited was frankly too stunning to mock.

Now if she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 746
Posted By DaveA
No because I knew if I was a little sarcastic I...

No because I knew if I was a little sarcastic I would be a LOT sarcastic. Just told her I wouldn’t be scheduling an interview as they weren’t a good fit based on a basic misunderstanding of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 746
Posted By DaveA
Talking Well That's a New One

Maybe it's because I haven't had any caffeine yet, but I found this way too funny.

Had a lady call yesterday about care. Emailed her my Policy Handbook/ Contract for them to look over before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By DaveA
Not "consult" because frankly they don't have a...

Not "consult" because frankly they don't have a say in the matter. But yes- I would go around to the neighbors (especially if you don't know them) and introduce yourself and let them know what your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By DaveA
In theory it shouldn't make a difference anymore...

In theory it shouldn't make a difference anymore than anyone else evaluating their strengths/ weaknesses with different situations. In practice- yeah you're going to catch some crap both for dealing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 726
Posted By DaveA
Before I even thought about when they could...

Before I even thought about when they could return I would want to know exactly what I was dealing with.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By DaveA
If you signed the contract you're probably going...

If you signed the contract you're probably going to have to pay it. If it were to end up in small claims they would have a really good case. At which point you're out more money to cover court...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By DaveA
I provide wipes unless DCPs want a specific...

I provide wipes unless DCPs want a specific brand, then it's up to them to supply them. Cost is built into my tuition.

I looked into supplying diapers but decided against it. If you do figure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By DaveA
Sounds good. Short, professional, and to the...

Sounds good. Short, professional, and to the point.

Good luck with the new program. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By DaveA
The only time I use parent volunteers is our end...

The only time I use parent volunteers is our end of summer zoo trip. There I have a hard break-I’m loading the car up. Either take your child or see you at pickup. Otherwise I would probably...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 220,924
Posted By DaveA
Facebook memory today of why I talk to DCPs about...

Facebook memory today of why I talk to DCPs about how they talk around DCKs. DCG4 in little tykes car pulls up behind another car, leans her head out the window, & yells “Move Dammit!” ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5,331
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,658
Posted By DaveA
I hate marketing. I get the stupidest f’ing...

I hate marketing. I get the stupidest f’ing people on the planet. This was my latest phone call. Had to take a couple minutes &calm down after this one.

“You must be new to this. I’m going to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By DaveA
I’ve been told 5 years by licensing, 7 years by...

I’ve been told 5 years by licensing, 7 years by CPA.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,874
Posted By DaveA
Sorry I got nothing when I tried to come up with...

Sorry I got nothing when I tried to come up with something to help. :o:confused: All I could think is "Reason #578 I refuse to do anything with FCCRS/ QRIS/ Excelerate or whatever the heck IL is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By DaveA
School Age 1x/Week?

Our school district just announced instead of random teacher’s institute/ school improvement days they’re going to be dismissing every Wednesday @130. So of course local FB is filled with “Oh my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 5,331
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,658
Posted By DaveA
The moment when a DCM unironically tells you how...

The moment when a DCM unironically tells you how much working 5 days in a row sucks. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 220,924
Posted By DaveA
New infant starts tomorrow. So over the weekend...

New infant starts tomorrow. So over the weekend I set up pack& play and rotated in a couple baskets of infant toys. DCG3 (a bit a "look at me" diva) comes in, takes one look, and goes "Why are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By DaveA
Sick kids don't come into my home or program. ...

Sick kids don't come into my home or program. DCM can stay home or find a family member to cover while she's at work. DCK needs to be home. If DCM is upset about that it's her problem.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2019, 03:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By DaveA
I would do an email. Put the local R&R info in...

I would do an email. Put the local R&R info in it for parents to find other care. You're probably going to be discussing it anyway, so plan on keeping the conversations short and to the point.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By DaveA
If you like Tinker Tots go with it. I have to...

If you like Tinker Tots go with it. I have to admit mine is unimaginative- A***** Family Child Care. :o

I'm still hoping for a faith based program to name themselves "Holy Terrors!" :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,531
Posted By DaveA
The rate question I don't mind because if I'm not...

The rate question I don't mind because if I'm not in their price range it gets that out of the way quickly.

As for cameras my response is that this is my home and I don't have them to respect...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,387
Posted By DaveA
Ace (on the right) out side with her sister...

Ace (on the right) out side with her sister Tawny. You can still see her “bald spot” on the base of her neck from where she got attacked, but it’s feathering over. All in all it’s going well.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,387
Posted By DaveA
Realized I never gave a final update- Ace is back...

Realized I never gave a final update- Ace is back outside and back with the group. Aside from having a slight limp she is doing fine and back to normal. No problems putting her back into the group....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 03:34 AM
Replies: 5,331
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,658
Posted By DaveA
Woke up with freakin' pink eye. Yuck!...

Woke up with freakin' pink eye. Yuck! :mad::mad::mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 03:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By DaveA
Like others said- ignore it.

Like others said- ignore it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 770
Posted By DaveA
I'm not on the food program so I didn't know...

I'm not on the food program so I didn't know Surimi wasn't approved. My current DCKs love California Rolls.

Glad people are getting more options.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 705
Posted By DaveA
101 on its own or 100.5 with another symptom is...

101 on its own or 100.5 with another symptom is my call for pickup point.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By DaveA
May- September I'm taking 8 days off. Memorial...

May- September I'm taking 8 days off. Memorial Day, 2 days in June for a trade show, July 4th & 5th, a Friday/ Monday In August to go somewhere with the kids, & Labor Day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,387
Posted By DaveA
Keeping y'all updated- Ace is doing better. Her...

Keeping y'all updated- Ace is doing better. Her neck/ back is almost completely healed and is growing new feathers. I have one small area where I'm watching to make sure it doesn't form an abscess,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By DaveA
This would be the way I would go.

This would be the way I would go.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By DaveA
Having toys rotated in and out makes a world of...

Having toys rotated in and out makes a world of difference. You can keep fewer things out and tailor your room better to what you are doing at the moment with DCKs.

Good luck with the new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 03:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By DaveA
$30's a fair offer for it. Just make sure things...

$30's a fair offer for it. Just make sure things are solid & tight before actually buying it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By DaveA
We do 1 episode of Disney Jr after lunch while...

We do 1 episode of Disney Jr after lunch while cleaning up and transitioning to cots. Kind of hard to throw messaging into the really "young" cartoons like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. :lol: I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,105
Posted By DaveA
1 child terminated for their behavior in 12+...

1 child terminated for their behavior in 12+ years. Otherwise it's all been on the parents- late payment/ nonpayment, not following policies, or not understanding I'm not their employee.

ETA:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By DaveA
I blame this thread for the woman I talked to who...

I blame this thread for the woman I talked to who asked if my wife could stay home during daycare hours so mom “would feel better”. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::lol::lol::lol:

I can’t...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,387
Posted By DaveA
Reintroducing her to the flock is easier than...

Reintroducing her to the flock is easier than putting a brand new bird in, but it takes a few days. Basically you start out in the day putting her in an pen next to the group's pen, then in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,387
Posted By DaveA
Thought I'd give a quick update- Ace is still...

Thought I'd give a quick update- Ace is still with us. Ended up doing a vet consult because I needed to double check something. It's funny how different meds work on humans or animals- a 5 pound...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By DaveA
Do people hear themselves when they say crap like...

Do people hear themselves when they say crap like that? :rolleyes:



:lol: Hey Honey- love ya, but ya'll got to go so I can deal with Queen Sensitive's little one for a while. ;)

Mine...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By DaveA
There's a story there. And I'm pretty sure it...

There's a story there. And I'm pretty sure it would be a good one. :eek::lol:

I was just thinking about new places to market the home daycare. The Facebook groups I've been on lately have been a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By DaveA
Does Care Charge a Fee?

I've never used Care.com before. Do they charge a fee to place an ad?

For those of you that use it- what do you put in your ad?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By DaveA
I had a temp rep one time after my long term rep...

I had a temp rep one time after my long term rep left. The lady was NOT happy to be sent to another area and came in p*ssed at everything. 5 pages of violations later she got on her broomstick on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,387
Posted By DaveA
Fair. We’ve lost birds before, so it’s something...

Fair. We’ve lost birds before, so it’s something she’s dealt with before. The wounds are nasty looking, so that freaks her out. The hard part was convincing her that the basement (instead of her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 04:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,387
Posted By DaveA
Not much a vet could do for her- you really can't...

Not much a vet could do for her- you really can't stich up the areas. Our dog's vet doesn't work with birds. If she was a farm animal she probably would get put down because the treatment would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,387
Posted By DaveA
How Much to Tell DCKs?

One of my daughter's pet chickens didn't get locked up last night and got attacked by something (probably owl or hawk). She got a bunch of feathers ripped off, some cuts, and (the main concern) a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By DaveA
Center administraton Work for agency dealing...

Center administraton
Work for agency dealing with childcare- food program, CCAP, R&R
Libraries/ museums/ Historic areas working in children’s areas
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 303,893
Posted By DaveA
Daycare provider a couple towns over closed...

Daycare provider a couple towns over closed (moving closer to grandkids) and had a yard sale yesterday. Bought a ton of cool stuff. happyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By DaveA
Like previous posters alluded to- "he'll try his...

Like previous posters alluded to- "he'll try his best" means "you work for me & you need reminded of that". :mad:

Set up a contract now with what others have said and from some of the other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By DaveA
You should be fine for space. You may have to...

You should be fine for space. You may have to get a touch creative for storage, but it's quite feasible. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By DaveA
Good luck with the baby! As for the problem...

Good luck with the baby! As for the problem families- set it up to fit your needs. If they have a problem with it and give you crap tell them you'll consider that their notice. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By DaveA
Follow your policies and don’t feel bad for a...

Follow your policies and don’t feel bad for a second.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By DaveA
The only non- Disney song I'll throw on this cd...

The only non- Disney song I'll throw on this cd is I hear Little Richard singing Itsy Bitsy Spider. :lol: Yeah- it's as funny as that sounds. The kids love it, but the music channel doesn't play it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By DaveA
Thanks folks.

Thanks folks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 220,924
Posted By DaveA
DW was at work yesterday and realized the person...

DW was at work yesterday and realized the person she was talking to looked real familiar. It was a DCM from my center days. DCM had a picture on her ipad of me and my 2 year old class including her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By DaveA
Songs for CD?

I'm going to make a new cd for the room over the weekend. What are some Disney type songs popular right now? Just want to make something with the frozen moana type stuff in it. Only song banned is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,106
Posted By DaveA
I keep skin so soft on hand for bug spray....

I keep skin so soft on hand for bug spray. Sunscreen I use store brand waterproof SPF 30. If DCPS want something else they can supply it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,006
Posted By DaveA
Glad they’re out of your hair. Don’t be surprised...

Glad they’re out of your hair. Don’t be surprised if you get a call from DCM either mad at you or begging for a few days they “really need” care for. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By DaveA
I'd offer to change them, but usually the parents...

I'd offer to change them, but usually the parents will do it regardless.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By DaveA
Do what is best for you and don't feel bad about...

Do what is best for you and don't feel bad about it. Recognize it was an inconvenience, thank them for their understanding, and move on.


My "are you kidding me?" moment was when I went to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2019, 03:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,238
Posted By DaveA
OYE! Did you ever make the right decision not...

OYE! Did you ever make the right decision not enrolling. happyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 220,924
Posted By DaveA
Oh I couldn't have kept it together without...

Oh I couldn't have kept it together without laughing. :lol:



Mine should maybe be a vent, but I'm laughing too hard at the super child expert speech therapist who showed up for initial visit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,018
Posted By DaveA
Aside from the "gross" factor that throws Ag...

Aside from the "gross" factor that throws Ag biosecurity 101 out the window. Horrible idea:rolleyes::eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By DaveA
Like bluemoon said- the parents will probably...

Like bluemoon said- the parents will probably have more of an issue than the parents. Especially if the new teacher is someone they've already seen. When I was in centers the director handled...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By DaveA
Impromptu Learning Moment

Today's surprise learning experience is about plumbing. Namely why there suddenly is water all over the bathroom floor while washing hands for snacks, what a P trap is, what happens when it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By DaveA
Depending on where you're looking you are...

Depending on where you're looking you are probably ok looking for a house to turn into a center. Like Mom2Two said a lot of areas are mixed use. So even if you have to rezone it won't be a major...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By DaveA
I don't in the letter/ closing reminders I send...

I don't in the letter/ closing reminders I send out. There I just put day(s) closed and if it's paid or unpaid.

Now when talking with parents I'll say something general about why I'm closing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 303,893
Posted By DaveA
Closed today!happyface There is literally no one...

Closed today!happyface There is literally no one aside from me in the house till 4. I'll head out to the shop in a bit but right now just enjoying the silence. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 04:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,385
Posted By DaveA
I can see both sides, but I use some food items...

I can see both sides, but I use some food items in crafts or sensory play because frankly it's fun and the kids enjoy it. I am not taking food from someone who needs it by buying something at a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 11:29 AM
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Views: 505
Posted By DaveA
Paid- major holidays including day after...

Paid- major holidays including day after Thanksgiving and day after Christmas. I also made my birthday and anniversary paid holidays.

Unpaid- 2 five day breaks. 1 winter 1 summer. I either do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5,331
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,658
Posted By DaveA
OYE:rolleyes: Option 1- Doc told her...

OYE:rolleyes:

Option 1- Doc told her anything to make her feel better and get her the heck out of their office.

Option 2- Doc didn't say anything like that. Maybe something along the lines of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 746
Posted By DaveA
My dogs are on the other side of the gate from...

My dogs are on the other side of the gate from the DCKs. When we go outside they come out with us sometimes. DCKs will go over to the gates and pet them, but that's about it.

Outside we have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 03:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By DaveA
Like the others have said- charge weekly or...

Like the others have said- charge weekly or biweekly and for enrollement not attendance. I do FT only 50 weeks a year. Start enrolling new families and changing over current ones to a system that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By DaveA
I tell parents after an interview I won't make a...

I tell parents after an interview I won't make a decision for 48 hours. Gives me time to step back and think about how the interview went and if they're a good fit for my program.

I live in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By DaveA
I don't need to know why they are vomiting. I'm...

I don't need to know why they are vomiting. I'm not dealing with it here. They need to be not vomiting for 24 hours before they can come back.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 04:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By DaveA
Yes there is usually a demand for later/ evening...

Yes there is usually a demand for later/ evening care. The problem in a home daycare is people need morning care as well. My hours are 6a-5p, and because I've chosen early shift families I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By DaveA
Check the sibling now. If they have them call...

Check the sibling now. If they have them call for pickup. I would go ahead and grab a nit comb, wash anything soft/ plush, and count on checking sibling for the next few days upon arrival.

...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5,331
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,658
Posted By DaveA
It's not just age- there's 4 years between DW &...

It's not just age- there's 4 years between DW & I. She grew up in cities and I lived a few miles from a town of 60 growing up. Our childhood and teenage experiences are so unrelatable/ different as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5,331
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,658
Posted By DaveA
Snow day today. Yuck Snowed a few inches...

Snow day today. Yuck

Snowed a few inches yesterday. Not bad but it was powdery and the wind was supposed to be brutal last night and this morning so dangerous wind chill and drifting/ blowing on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By DaveA
I feel his struggles. :lol::D;):cool:

I feel his struggles. :lol::D;):cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By DaveA
15 min/ day equals 1.25 hours/ week. What do you...

15 min/ day equals 1.25 hours/ week. What do you consider your time worth an hour? Since you're offering an "extra" to one family I would charge 25% above what you consider your time worth. If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By DaveA
Mini bagels or biscuits, sausage patties, hash...

Mini bagels or biscuits, sausage patties, hash brown patties, fruit. "Fast food" meal without the fast food. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By DaveA
Nope. It's too much of a headache because it's...

Nope. It's too much of a headache because it's counted as a medicine.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By DaveA
Along with what CH said I think a big part of it...

Along with what CH said I think a big part of it is what's going on in your area. Our area is losing providers but not at a large rate (yet). So licensing is still pretty active about illegal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By DaveA
I'd schedule the interview. Like others said-...

I'd schedule the interview. Like others said- there could be a bunch of reasons why he was that way on the phone. Or it may just be his personality.

See what kind of vibe you get during the...
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