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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By CountryMommy
Do you know if they'll be using disposable...

Do you know if they'll be using disposable inserts or the cloth ones?

The g-diapers are basically a cotton cover with a plastic liner snapped to it. You put inserts into the liner and put it on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,656
Posted By CountryMommy
I thought charging more for part time was the...

I thought charging more for part time was the norm? My rates translate to these weekly rates:
$175 for full time
$120 for part time (calculated my daily rate for three days, and that will be the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,656
Posted By CountryMommy
Yikes. Seems I'm a bit fond of commas, huh? :P ...

Yikes. Seems I'm a bit fond of commas, huh? :P

Thank you so much!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,656
Posted By CountryMommy
Another One Of These

Hey, so I have pretty much finished creating my website and am wondering if any of you could give me input on it? What do you like, what needs to change? What would turn you off as a parent?
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 113,350
Posted By CountryMommy
I'm in Saskatchewan, Canada and I can have up to...

I'm in Saskatchewan, Canada and I can have up to 8 children, including my own, whether I am licensed or not. The age restrictions (3 under 3, 2 under 2, etc) also apply whether or not you are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,672
Posted By CountryMommy
Ha, no idea why it says vancouver. I'll fix that....

Ha, no idea why it says vancouver. I'll fix that. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,672
Posted By CountryMommy
I'm confused. What information is false? No one...

I'm confused. What information is false? No one ever mentioned number of children you were allowed to take care of in this thread?

I am in Saskatchewan and I can care up to 8 kids, including my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,672
Posted By CountryMommy
Licensed vs. Unlicensed

So in my province you have the choice of getting licensed but you don't have to be to operate legally, as long as you have your business license. I am leaning towards not being licensed because I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,297
Posted By CountryMommy
Higher Rates?

Do any of you charge higher rates than the average rates for your area?

It's so hard to decide on rates when providers in your area are charging anywhere from $20-50/day.

My friend provider is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,507
Posted By CountryMommy
Are you referring to me when saying my dck's...

Are you referring to me when saying my dck's don't know how to play? Because, to my knowledge, I've never said that?

Is there someone else with a similar username on here?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,507
Posted By CountryMommy
This is exactly my philosophy for early childhood...

This is exactly my philosophy for early childhood education. Play-based learning.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,823
Posted By CountryMommy
7:30-8:00 am Breakfast 10:00-10:30 am Snack ...

7:30-8:00 am Breakfast
10:00-10:30 am Snack
12:30-1:00 pm Lunch
3:00-3:30 Snack

Because I offer both Breakfast and Lunch and my eating times are all 2 hours apart, my snacks are very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,268
Posted By CountryMommy
I'm in Canada and my prices are pretty...

I'm in Canada and my prices are pretty comparative to the rates in my area. If you take the average rates in my area, my rates are $3/day higher than the average. But I offer some things that none of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,268
Posted By CountryMommy
Policy Wording

I am going writing out my Parent Handbook right now. This is what I have in my Parent Handbook regarding my rates:



I need advice specifically for the last part about children who attend less...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,402
Posted By CountryMommy
I state my rates by week, but they have the...

I state my rates by week, but they have the option to pay monthly. They use this formula for figuring out their monthly rate: weekly rate x 52 weeks / 12 months = your monthly fee.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,501
Posted By CountryMommy
Question Help Me With My Payment Policies!!

Right now my Parent Handbook states that my parents pay in advance for contracted days of care. I did contracted days, instead of hours, because I wanted to avoid the headache with every parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,672
Posted By CountryMommy
Thanks for your input. :) I think I will use the...

Thanks for your input. :) I think I will use the bedroom as a nap/storage room and then separate the big room into two areas.

I'm thinking about having a couch with a coffee table in the bigger...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,672
Posted By CountryMommy
Set Up Advice

So after moving to another province, I will be re-opening my home daycare in October. I will be offering care for children ages 0-12 years of age.

I have read a ton about how challenging it is to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,750
Posted By CountryMommy
Input anyone?

Hi, I ran a licensed, government accredited home daycare in Alberta in the beginning of this year. Then I got pregnant and we moved to Saskatchewan, and now I'm wanting to re-open my dayhome after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,243
Posted By CountryMommy
I always feel like Mondays are days to catch up...

I always feel like Mondays are days to catch up on sleep for the kids too.

Today the 19 month old slept for 2 hours in the morning. When I finally decided to wake her up she just laid herself...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-08-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,777
Posted By CountryMommy
For Those Of You In Canada

Do you use an accountant to file your taxes? If so, is there anyone here in the Lethbridge Alberta region that could recommend someone to me?

If you use a software to file your taxes, which one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,968
Posted By CountryMommy
Today we are having meatballs in a tomato sauce,...

Today we are having meatballs in a tomato sauce, mashed potatoes, and a cabbage dish with milk to drink.


We buy all our meat from farmers around here and butcher them ourselves. That way I can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,023
Posted By CountryMommy
A sleep sack!

A sleep sack!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 29,522
Posted By CountryMommy
Wow! That's amazing. Lucky, lucky children! (Not...

Wow! That's amazing. Lucky, lucky children! (Not to mention parents!)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 29,522
Posted By CountryMommy
Believe me, I was not trying to be mean or make...

Believe me, I was not trying to be mean or make anyone feel bad. I GET that some parents don't have a choice but to work.

But my point was why have children when you will have to send them to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 29,522
Posted By CountryMommy
I've been wondering the same thing, about what...

I've been wondering the same thing, about what the definitions of CIO really are.

I also agree with the ones who said that children that young shouldn't be in a daycare setting. It kind of makes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,276
Posted By CountryMommy
Does she pull herself to a stand and cruise? ...

Does she pull herself to a stand and cruise?

My son started walking the week after his first birthday. My daughter is now 11 months old and she is not walking yet. She does stand for a couple of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,411
Posted By CountryMommy
Daycare Kids' Birthdays

What do you do for your daycare childrens' birthdays?

It's my dcg's birthday today and I decorated our space with banners, balloons, and table cloth. I spent last night making a cake for her, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,643
Posted By CountryMommy
Thanks for the encouragement. :) The parents...

Thanks for the encouragement. :)

The parents have been awesome with following my policies and respecting me as their provider. They have kept their children at home when they had anything more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,643
Posted By CountryMommy
:lol: But I love everything else about this job!...

:lol: But I love everything else about this job! I think I was just not prepared for this part of the job; our family very rarely gets sick but since opening my dayhome I am dealing with some illness...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,469
Posted By CountryMommy
Yup, I also live close to Calgary and even though...

Yup, I also live close to Calgary and even though I like the Chinook wind for chasing the cold and snow away, I was not too pleased when my outside toys were blown all over the yard yesterday. I also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,643
Posted By CountryMommy
Ok, if it's normal I will learn to deal with it....

Ok, if it's normal I will learn to deal with it. I've been disinfecting everything with a bleach solution constantly. Everything that was mouthed or touched with dirty hands gets cleaned that day....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,643
Posted By CountryMommy
I only have two children enrolled right now. They...

I only have two children enrolled right now. They are siblings.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,643
Posted By CountryMommy
Is this usual??

I have only started my dayhome four months ago and am generally really enjoying it, but it seems like sickness has been in my home non-stop since then. My children used to get sick very, very rarely....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,768
Posted By CountryMommy
The owner of my dayhome agency has her children...

The owner of my dayhome agency has her children enrolled in my dayhome. At first I was pretty nervous because this meant that licensing would be able to see everything in my home every day the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,048
Posted By CountryMommy
The Agency I am with is giving me paid holidays...

The Agency I am with is giving me paid holidays from the 24th until the 1st of January. I am taking an extra couple of days off (until the 4th) which I won't get paid for.
Forum: Daycare Insurance 11-15-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 20,986
Posted By CountryMommy
I'm in Canada and have insurance through State...

I'm in Canada and have insurance through State Farm.

I have $2,000,000 in coverage and pay $625/year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Poll: Napping Poll
Views: 2,846
Posted By CountryMommy
Everyone here naps. They range in ages from 10...

Everyone here naps. They range in ages from 10 months to almost 4 years old and all four of them nap at the same time every day.

The first couple of weeks were hard because they all were tired at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,591
Posted By CountryMommy
I was quite surprised when I found out. I had...

I was quite surprised when I found out. I had already been a provider with the agency for a couple of months before I found out so I just went with it. I probably would have thought twice about it if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,591
Posted By CountryMommy
I'm kind of jealous of those of you who don't...

I'm kind of jealous of those of you who don't have to count your own children in with the daycare children.

I am licensed and accredited in Canada and it is required of me to include my children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,609
Posted By CountryMommy
I couldn't agree more.

I couldn't agree more.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,888
Posted By CountryMommy
:lol::lol: I see ads like this one on kijiji...

:lol::lol:

I see ads like this one on kijiji all.the.time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,445
Posted By CountryMommy
I've seen mesh tents that you can attach to the...

I've seen mesh tents that you can attach to the playpen so that they are unable to crawl out. I have no idea what they cost or how safe they are to use though.

This is what I'm thinking:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,523
Posted By CountryMommy
Licensed and Accredited Dayhome Provider.

Licensed and Accredited Dayhome Provider.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,441
Posted By CountryMommy
All four of mine sleep from 1:00 to 2:30-3:00....

All four of mine sleep from 1:00 to 2:30-3:00. They range from 9 months to 3 years old.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,648
Posted By CountryMommy
:lol::lol:

:lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,814
Posted By CountryMommy
Sudden Separation Anxiety

I have had a pair of siblings in my care for a little over 2 months now. They are 14 months and 3 years old. The little one cried or whimpered at drop-off for about a week and she's been fine ever...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,990
Posted By CountryMommy
To me it seems like your daughter is screaming...

To me it seems like your daughter is screaming and clamoring for your attention. At her age she doesn't quite understand the difference between negative attention vs. positive attention. All she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,002
Posted By CountryMommy
Yea, I know tons of families switched to cloth...

Yea, I know tons of families switched to cloth because of the money savings.

I use cloth and after trying a whole bunch of expensive brands I found a brand (I absolutely love this brand) that is...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-03-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,766
Posted By CountryMommy
Smile Hi From New Member!

Hi, I am a dayhome provider living in Canada. I have only started my dayhome about two months ago and am loving it so far (on most days lol).

I have two children of my own. A three year old boy...
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