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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,334
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Thanks for the input everyone! I ended up...

Thanks for the input everyone! I ended up telling her yesterday that I would be unable to care for him going forward. I apologized and let her know that I would be happy to have him back when this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,334
Posted By HL0605
DCP Who Are Healthcare Workers

To those providers whose dcps are healthcare workers, are you concerned about their children continuing to come to daycare? I have two part time families with parents who work in hospitals. One...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,404
Posted By HL0605
Biting

I have an 18 mo dcg who is a biter. She attempts to bite 3-5 a day, however I am her shadow at all times, so the bites only land about once a week. This still feels like too much, when I send home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,382
Posted By HL0605
Thanks for all of the great advice everyone! My...

Thanks for all of the great advice everyone! My instincts were telling me this would not work well, but you all have confirmed exactly how this will be terrible. I let mom know that I will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,382
Posted By HL0605
I agree. I've done this for ten years, and have...

I agree. I've done this for ten years, and have had a lucky run in the past few years to either have kids with parents who prioritize good sleep habits, or little ones who start at 3-4 months and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,382
Posted By HL0605
Interview - How Do You Approach Poor Sleep Habits?

I had an interview last night where the mom asked how I would handle the fact that her 11 month old daughter only naps in a stroller. I was dumbfounded and just kind of explained how I couldn't do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,706
Posted By HL0605
I use Care.com. It costs $30 to join I think. I...

I use Care.com. It costs $30 to join I think. I usually cancel after the first month as I typically find several quality candidates in the first 30 days. I have also used by neighborhood facebook...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,136
Posted By HL0605
I certainly don't think you should try to offer a...

I certainly don't think you should try to offer a diagnosis to the parents. And I wouldn't assume that they are bad parents because their child is not potty trained at 3.5. I do think that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,630
Posted By HL0605
Mine is 34% I'm in the midst of doing my taxes...

Mine is 34% I'm in the midst of doing my taxes right now (procrastinator!)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,385
Posted By HL0605
I sent an email to everyone this weekend letting...

I sent an email to everyone this weekend letting them know that I was instituting a new 9:45am drop off cut off time. I let them know that if they were needing to drop off later than that they would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,385
Posted By HL0605
How To Fix This - Late Drop Off, No Communication

I have a family who is otherwise perfect, polite, respectful, pays on time, not high maintenance, except for drop off times. They have been here since May, and today was the 3rd time they have just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,601
Posted By HL0605
What would you consider a fair holding fee? I...

What would you consider a fair holding fee? I let her know that I would still be advertising to fill the immediate spot and she said she would be willing to pay a holding fee. 75%? I feel a little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,601
Posted By HL0605
Holding a Spot

Hi!

I have a newish neighbor who is pregnant and due next month. She would not need care until December. I interviewed with her and her husband in June and let her know that it would be unlikely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,511
Posted By HL0605
Not ever going to happen!! I had a parent...

Not ever going to happen!!

I had a parent ask if I would use theirs on their son and I think I must have looked at her like she had three heads. I would maybe use this on my own child, but not on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,453
Posted By HL0605
DHS would not be involved if you are an...

DHS would not be involved if you are an unlicensed provider in Ohio. It is legal to be unlicensed in Ohio, you must simply follow the rules regarding ratios that licensed providers follow as well. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,693
Posted By HL0605
We do water play 2 or 3 times per week. We have...

We do water play 2 or 3 times per week. We have baby pools, 2 water tables and a sprinkler. I usually do it in late afternoon right before pick up, and change the kids back in to their clothes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,855
Posted By HL0605
It will be 8 years next month. I see myself...

It will be 8 years next month. I see myself doing this for at least 3 more years until my youngest goes to kindergarten. I'm unsure after that. I may do before and after care only and go back to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,629
Posted By HL0605
Oh, yeah, I have one right now. She's fake nice...

Oh, yeah, I have one right now. She's fake nice and pleasant until something bothers her, and then it completely shows. She's defensive, critical, and I don't think she cares for me at all. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,741
Posted By HL0605
I'm in Ohio and am not licensed solely because...

I'm in Ohio and am not licensed solely because the state requires that you accept state funded clients and not charge the difference. If you do not have an assistance receiving client enrolled they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 20,875
Posted By HL0605
Are you afraid she might show up tomorrow? She...

Are you afraid she might show up tomorrow? She seems a little crazy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 20,875
Posted By HL0605
How was she passive aggressive? She let dcm know...

How was she passive aggressive? She let dcm know that it was unacceptable for her to show up 1.5 hours early and to pick up late. Dcm did it anyway. OP has been shown that she can not trust dcm to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 20,875
Posted By HL0605
I agree. Terminate immediately and mail her...

I agree. Terminate immediately and mail her things. I would not be willing to see this lady ever again!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,615
Posted By HL0605
I get a lot of calls like this. I always offer...

I get a lot of calls like this. I always offer to meet with the parents, but do let them know that I have no way of knowing if I will have a spot when they need it. I do a lot of interviews, but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,896
Posted By HL0605
This happens here all the time, sigh. Today I...

This happens here all the time, sigh. Today I have a 4 yo dcg with a small choking hazard toy and a bobby pin loosely in her hair. I took both away and am the meanest person ever to her today.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,655
Posted By HL0605
We are almost always outside at the end of the...

We are almost always outside at the end of the day. I just take everyone's belongings and put them on my back porch and we play in the back yard until pick up time. That way everyone has shoes on...
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