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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,265
Posted By christine19720
Then close the entire day and if she has paid for...

Then close the entire day and if she has paid for that day refund the days fees.
She doesn't make the rules, you do.
Never ask. Inform.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By christine19720
I agree. When the working people are paying 75%...

I agree. When the working people are paying 75% of their pay in taxes! And the companies and workers all leave the country. Rob the haves and give to the have nots does not work. Just look at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,886
Posted By christine19720
This is what I do

This is what I do
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,802
Posted By christine19720
Over the almost 30 years I've been doing this...

Over the almost 30 years I've been doing this there have been too many to mention. But, what I have learned is just when you thought you had seen and heard it all another ridiculous situation will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By christine19720
This is exactly how I would handle that situation.

This is exactly how I would handle that situation.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,276
Posted By christine19720
This. And no further engagement.

This. And no further engagement.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,455
Posted By christine19720
No way.

No way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 15,528
Posted By christine19720
This👍

This👍
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,519
Posted By christine19720
Darn, I just filled the slot! But thank you for...

Darn, I just filled the slot! But thank you for your interest in my childcare. All the best........

Next!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,322
Posted By christine19720
I collect the first last week's fee at...

I collect the first last week's fee at enrollment. Their last week here is always paid.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,447
Posted By christine19720
Teethbrushing was never an option in my house.

Teethbrushing was never an option in my house.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,447
Posted By christine19720
I have 2 schoolage kids who both just had to have...

I have 2 schoolage kids who both just had to have several teeth pulled do to rotting teeth because their mom couldn't get them to brush their teeth. Good for the dentists, I guess. If they "can't get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,619
Posted By christine19720
This is what I was going to suggest

This is what I was going to suggest
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,906
Posted By christine19720
A few of the best policies I've incorporated is ...

A few of the best policies I've incorporated is

1. Every other Friday I am closed. I only accept parents who have that schedule. It's popular around here, it's called a compressed work week.
2....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,603
Posted By christine19720
Yep. Same here.likethis

Yep. Same here.likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,959
Posted By christine19720
This!!likethis

This!!likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,403
Posted By christine19720
This is just a preview, and it will get worse....

This is just a preview, and it will get worse. Kids get dirty and hurt sometimes. It all a part of learning and growing up imo.
Return their deposits and wish them all the best with their new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,587
Posted By christine19720
This! In the past I can't even count the...

This!
In the past I can't even count the families who have come to me and told me their last provider abused their children but in reality the family left on bad terms with their last provider and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,785
Posted By christine19720
Thumbs up This! Be glad they are not in your care. If...

This!

Be glad they are not in your care. If they are this irresponsible, and have a need to blame their life on you before you even enroll them, I would not even want to imagine what kind of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,306
Posted By christine19720
I interview all families first. I'd tell all...

I interview all families first.
I'd tell all them all that I have other families interested in the slot as well.
Then, whatever family I think will mesh the best and has all paperwork and monies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,048
Posted By christine19720
Picky eaters don't get to pick what I serve here....

Picky eaters don't get to pick what I serve here. I serve nutritional food as required and I choose what is served, because I'm in charge. The child can choose either eat to eat it or not. No Biggie....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,048
Posted By christine19720
Picky eaters don't get to pick what I serve here....

Picky eaters don't get to pick what I serve here. I serve nutritional food as required and I choose what is served, because I'm in charge. The child can choose either eat to eat it or not. No Biggie....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,362
Posted By christine19720
Why would one reward undesirable behavior?

Why would one reward undesirable behavior?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,301
Posted By christine19720
This is an example of why I am paid before care...

This is an example of why I am paid before care and charge late fees. Glad she is history!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,023
Posted By christine19720
I am/ hopefully was slightly deficient in vitamin...

I am/ hopefully was slightly deficient in vitamin d also. I am hoping the multivitamin will help with this. It was a first for me!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,694
Posted By christine19720
This!!! And, I also refer to my program as a...

This!!!
And, I also refer to my program as a Playcare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,093
Posted By christine19720
7 am 5 pm.

7 am 5 pm.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,953
Posted By christine19720
All my daycare children are immunized to attend...

All my daycare children are immunized to attend here. Licensing requires it and so do I.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,380
Posted By christine19720
I too, am a "second generation" provider. I care...

I too, am a "second generation" provider. I care for my grandchildren and my daughter's co worker's children. I never thought I would be doing this for my grandkids but apparently, time marches on!
...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 01-07-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,737
Posted By christine19720
Deposit/Holding Fee

Does anyone have a deposit or holding fee form they could share?
I've never done this before and could use a little help wording this.

Thanks
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,145
Posted By christine19720
Books, stickers, and a candy filled candy cane.

Books, stickers, and a candy filled candy cane.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,143
Posted By christine19720
Pretty Much...

Pretty Much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,311
Posted By christine19720
When they have been accident free for 2...

When they have been accident free for 2 consecutive weeks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,535
Posted By christine19720
I use Verizon.

I use Verizon.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,846
Posted By christine19720
I like this.

I like this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,083
Posted By christine19720
This!!

This!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,240
Posted By christine19720
Yep!!! BTDT!

Yep!!!
BTDT!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,240
Posted By christine19720
Call it what they will, but I seem to think if it...

Call it what they will, but I seem to think if it makes you uncomfortable the interrogating turns to bullying very quickly. I won't have that.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,240
Posted By christine19720
Pass.... I don't even want to imagine what...

Pass....

I don't even want to imagine what drop off and pick up would be like with this family everyday....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,849
Posted By christine19720
I totally get napping them outside, the fresh air...

I totally get napping them outside, the fresh air and all. Just not practical in a group daycare situation:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,849
Posted By christine19720
I once had a mom request that her baby nap...

I once had a mom request that her baby nap outside. Apparently, that is how they nap infants in Europe. Just told her licensing would never go for that;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,966
Posted By christine19720
I do NOT reward negative behavior. Ever!

I do NOT reward negative behavior. Ever!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,737
Posted By christine19720
Wink Nice! Now you must clone them

Nice! Now you must clone them
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 14,525
Posted By christine19720
I agree!

I agree!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,481
Posted By christine19720
But, I can't help but wonder how these new...

But, I can't help but wonder how these new parents will handle;) when their child enters school
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,598
Posted By christine19720
My vacations and any random day I may have to...

My vacations and any random day I may have to close are unpaid.
Everything thing else is paid, federal holidays included.

I tried to keep it simple.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,422
Posted By christine19720
My job is to serve healthy nutritious food. The...

My job is to serve healthy nutritious food. The child's job is to eat. I serve food whether the child chooses to eat it or not is not my concern or job, I don't play food police and the child doesn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,926
Posted By christine19720
Maybe, but it would require much sacrifice and I...

Maybe, but it would require much sacrifice and I hope I will never find out. Thankfully, my dh has a pretty decent income, and says he would never depend solely on my childcare job to pay our bills...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 25,894
Posted By christine19720
Yep..... Parent Fail!!

Yep..... Parent Fail!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,665
Posted By christine19720
I always blame naps on licensing. We are not to...

I always blame naps on licensing. We are not to sleep deprive any child for a parent or provider's personal gain or agenda.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,286
Posted By christine19720
This is an awesome letter! It describes one of my...

This is an awesome letter! It describes one of my current daycare families that so accurately that it is scary.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-05-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,649
Posted By christine19720
Thislikethis

Thislikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,672
Posted By christine19720
Homework reading board games Practice...

Homework
reading
board
games
Practice writing by keeping a journal in a notebook I provide
Outside time if the weather isn't nasty
puzzles
And, a behavior rule chart of what is expected posted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,299
Posted By christine19720
Thumbs up I could have wrote this To me, it would seem...

I could have wrote this

To me, it would seem like common sense to prepare you child for daycare but apparently, not preparing them for daycare, or LIFE is the new normal, it seems.

But what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,687
Posted By christine19720
This is how I would handle that one...

This is how I would handle that one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,427
Posted By christine19720
I was on it for years until they switched me to...

I was on it for years until they switched me to tier 2 so I quit it.
For me it just wasn't worth the hassle anymore. If I had remained tier 1 I probably would have stayed on the food program.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,196
Posted By christine19720
Congratulations!!

Congratulations!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,418
Posted By christine19720
Did DCM offer to fix the damaged door?

Did DCM offer to fix the damaged door?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,329
Posted By christine19720
I charge my regular rate for pre k kids. Just...

I charge my regular rate for pre k kids. Just because they are gone for a few hours doesn't negate the fact that they take up a slot. And, I find it more of a disruption getting the child on and off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,948
Posted By christine19720
Smile A few parents here also refused to bring their...

A few parents here also refused to bring their kids warm winter coats, gloves, even shoes. So...I went to the thrift store or yard sales and picked up coats, shoes, socks, hats and gloves. The coats,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,323
Posted By christine19720
This year I am giving the daycare kids a few nice...

This year I am giving the daycare kids a few nice books and some homemade treats. I feel they have enough toys.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 19,224
Posted By christine19720
It seems these kinds of families have evolved to...

It seems these kinds of families have evolved to be more the rule than the exception here in the last 5 or 10 years...... I could have written your post....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,416
Posted By christine19720
This! It's all about prioritieshappyface

This!
It's all about prioritieshappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,220
Posted By christine19720
I agree!

I agree!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,793
Posted By christine19720
I did the business cards in the treat bags many...

I did the business cards in the treat bags many years ago. If I remember correctly, I believe I picked up 1 family that Halloween.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,530
Posted By christine19720
11 am. Then Naphappyface

11 am.
Then Naphappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,196
Posted By christine19720
likethislikethislikethislikethislikethis ...

likethislikethislikethislikethislikethis

Once they are grown, it makes no difference...........Gasp!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,837
Posted By christine19720
Thumbs up Yep. Same here

Yep. Same here
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,031
Posted By christine19720
I agree! likethis

I agree!


likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,385
Posted By christine19720
First, I did not have time to read all the...

First, I did not have time to read all the replies but with the first round of Govt. furloughs every family in my care was affected. Including myself. :mad: So...... in the name of PR, if the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,155
Posted By christine19720
I too, use the word "rest". Seems to sit a little...

I too, use the word "rest". Seems to sit a little better with the child and parent. I mean, we can't make them sleep. And, on the other hand we can't deprive them of sleep for the parents well being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,155
Posted By christine19720
Hello! Lurker here coming out from Lurkdom. ...

Hello!
Lurker here coming out from Lurkdom.

I have been a provider for many, many years and when the nap issue roars it's ugly head I just blame it on licensing. I have a blurb in my agreement...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,581
Posted By christine19720
The only time parents don't pay is when I take...

The only time parents don't pay is when I take vacation days and am not available to provide childcare services. Everything else is paid. As for sickness, 99% of the time the kids bring illness to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,645
Posted By christine19720
Early Childhood Educator

Early Childhood Educator
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 06-27-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,179
Posted By christine19720
Thanks!! :)

Thanks!!

:)
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 06-27-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,179
Posted By christine19720
New To This Forum

Hello!

Stumbled on this forum and thought it couldn't hurt to sign up as I have been a Childcare provider for 25 years in Md. and always looking for fresh ideas for my program.

Christine
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