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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 431
Posted By LK5kids
Wow! That's a long day. No way would I let hin...

Wow! That's a long day. No way would I let hin stay that long. If for some reason you don't term limit his hours!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By LK5kids
Even when I taught kindergarten kids told parents...

Even when I taught kindergarten kids told parents they did "nothing" and our days were jam packed with activities. This was all day K!

Kids just have a hard time with this question. There's tips...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By LK5kids
I was going to suggest tactile items like...

I was going to suggest tactile items like squishes too. Target has lots on an end isle by the toys.

Also play doh, sensory bottles, water beads, etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By LK5kids
The roof! Electrical? That's crazy and really,...

The roof! Electrical? That's crazy and really, really taking advantage of renters.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,698
Posted By LK5kids
When I read he screams, cries, whines, growls all...

When I read he screams, cries, whines, growls all day I thought what the heck is going on With kids? Are they tired-going to bed super late, living in chaos, living on junk food at home, screen...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 889
Posted By LK5kids
Your state pays for welfare parents to send their...

Your state pays for welfare parents to send their kids to DC? That doesn't seem possible! I live in WI and the state did away with welfare almost 20 years ago. You have kids and need $$$ -you go...
Forum: Curriculum 11-05-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By LK5kids
Oatmeal not rice!

Oatmeal not rice!
Forum: Curriculum 11-05-2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By LK5kids
Here's a soapy bin I did! Create bubbles in a...

Here's a soapy bin I did! Create bubbles in a separate container and just scoop out bubbles. There isn't water in here! In the bigger table top bin I had three to four kids use it. I actually...
Forum: Curriculum 11-05-2018, 03:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By LK5kids
Here's an individual bin I created when I taught...

Here's an individual bin I created when I taught Head Start. It has white play sand and red and pink hearts from $ Tree. Oh, in the garden bin the seed pkg. are laminated!
Forum: Curriculum 11-05-2018, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By LK5kids
Here's a gardening bin I did for our garden unit....

Here's a gardening bin I did for our garden unit. As you can see I'm just switching out the theme. Just keeping it simple and doable!
Forum: Curriculum 11-05-2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By LK5kids
4th of July bin. This was a lei from the dollar...

4th of July bin. This was a lei from the dollar store I cut up. I couldn't find any other red, white, & blue things there but this worked. The mini red solo cups are from there too and very heavy...
Forum: Curriculum 11-05-2018, 03:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By LK5kids
Here's a table top bin I had at the center I...

Here's a table top bin I had at the center I worked in. I brought in all this as my room didn't have a sensory table. I have colored noodles with the rice. I wanted orange dried peas but I couldn't...
Forum: Curriculum 11-05-2018, 03:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By LK5kids
Close up! Same table as above but with...

Close up! Same table as above but with individual bins.
Forum: Curriculum 11-05-2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By LK5kids
Again, not my picture. I like Josie's idea of...

Again, not my picture. I like Josie's idea of popcorn, beans and oatmeal too! I'm doing this finally this week.
Forum: Curriculum 11-05-2018, 03:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By LK5kids
Josie-wow lots of ideas here! I tend to have...

Josie-wow lots of ideas here!

I tend to have oatmeal in my bin and then switch out the containers and cups seasonally. I do have a couple actual sensory tables but I'll post pictures of a table...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 11-05-2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,425
Posted By LK5kids
This is from 2010 so I'm not sure if this person...

This is from 2010 so I'm not sure if this person will respond! It does sound yummy and easy!
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 11-05-2018, 02:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,869
Posted By LK5kids
I just finished working at a center (the last 8...

I just finished working at a center (the last 8 mo.) and re-opened a FCC.

The center served orange or apple juice every day for breakfast-ACK!!! Some of the kids didn't drink the juice tho, yep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 534
Posted By LK5kids
I've re-opened a FCC but over the past year I...

I've re-opened a FCC but over the past year I searched weekly two Goodwill Stores, a church thrift store, and a bit on FB marketplace for wooden toys as I'm going almost 100% wood toys.
Still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 313
Posted By LK5kids
We had HM chicken rice soup with carrots and...

We had HM chicken rice soup with carrots and potatoes, red, yellow, orange pepper strips, garlic bread ( I buy Aldi WG organic oat bread), fresh pears & milk :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 340
Posted By LK5kids
10:00-11:20 spring, summer, fall and...

10:00-11:20 spring, summer, fall and 3:30-4:30/5:00 spring, summer, fall.

I don't do snowsuits, UGH!

We go out in the winter and play on the sidewalk or walk to the park two houses down. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By LK5kids
I'm going to keep my eye out for boots at thrift...

I'm going to keep my eye out for boots at thrift stores.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By LK5kids
This question was posted on a FB child care page...

This question was posted on a FB child care page and I couldn't believe how many providers stated they would feed the child as they wouldn't make a child go hungry.

I wanted to post that I'm not a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By LK5kids
Family living/ Housekeeping Book corner ...

Family living/ Housekeeping
Book corner
Science
Magnetic - oil pan &/or table top magnet board
Art center (fairly simple)-markers, paper, oil pastels, stencils, play doh
Math & fine motor...
Forum: Curriculum 09-23-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By LK5kids
I say expose your toddlers and two year old to...

I say expose your toddlers and two year old to shapes, andColors, read stories, sing, offer creative -open ended art, sensory experiences, walks outside, talk to them, build vocabulary, things like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By LK5kids
Oh, and library corner! Also, I found in K and...

Oh, and library corner! Also, I found in K and HS that kids had to branch out as certain centers would be full. That could work in FCC if you have a larger group of older kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By LK5kids
I have always been a strong supporter of children...

I have always been a strong supporter of children choosing where and how long they play. I believe children are masters at their own play and benefit greatly from making their own choices.

I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 02:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 951
Posted By LK5kids
I make applesauce any time I have it on the menu....

I make applesauce any time I have it on the menu. I just cut up the apples into small chunks, add a little water and simmer. My kids like chunky applesauce but you can mash it quite fine ( but it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By LK5kids
Oh my gosh! Just no, no, no!! How horrible. ...

Oh my gosh! Just no, no, no!! How horrible. What a bully! What a little snit! I'd do the same thing! Good-bye! You did the right thing!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By LK5kids
Happy Hooligans-I haven't checked her out in...

Happy Hooligans-I haven't checked her out in ages. I need to head over that way!

I used to read No Small Potatoes. I'm not sure if her blog is still around!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,469
Posted By LK5kids
Hmmmm I have used sticky back Velcro for years on...

Hmmmm I have used sticky back Velcro for years on homemade activities. Strange!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 933
Posted By LK5kids
I say do what feels right to you and what YOU...

I say do what feels right to you and what YOU need!

I think it's great to be on the floor for say 10-20 min. With the kids but I feel strongly that kids do not need to be entertained! I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By LK5kids
I'd take this family in a heartbeat. I...

I'd take this family in a heartbeat.

I love the idea of training them to use a chewy necklace even though I'm Leary of that rubber/plastic they are made of.

If I see a child mouthing a toy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By LK5kids
When I used mats I never had a covering for them...

When I used mats I never had a covering for them either. I also never thought about it being uncomfortable. Each child did have a pillow.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By LK5kids
Kids bring a sleeping bag. Years ago ( and for...

Kids bring a sleeping bag. Years ago ( and for many years) I used tri-fold mats. They were fine but they still needed a blanket. I think it's nice for them to have their own sleeping bag to use. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By LK5kids
During the summer things are more relaxed but I'd...

During the summer things are more relaxed but I'd still stick to a routine with three kids. Now if I only had one I'd probably let the schedule go.

I need to plan activities and follow a routine...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-21-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By LK5kids
I've seen kids go crazy over celery when it's cut...

I've seen kids go crazy over celery when it's cut Into very thin strips and served with ranch.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,163
Posted By LK5kids
Me too!happyfacehappyfacehappyface

Me too!happyfacehappyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 729
Posted By LK5kids
Years ago when I was in Iowa doing FCC I could...

Years ago when I was in Iowa doing FCC I could have 6 under school age and 5 school age. Before and after school for two hours I could just be by myself with that many.

Usually after school I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By LK5kids
A side note.....you can take a % of your...

A side note.....you can take a % of your husband's SS if it's higher than yours. It does not reduce his SS. Maybe you know that, but I thought I'd mention it. But yes, it still makes a difference...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By LK5kids
I left my husband when I was 40 after 18 yrs of...

I left my husband when I was 40 after 18 yrs of marriage (21 together). I had been doing in-home ch. care for 10 years. Best thing I ever did! It was a VERY amicable divorce but still stressful.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 667
Posted By LK5kids
No kids on the couch ever!

No kids on the couch ever!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 754
Posted By LK5kids
I've always liked my DCK's a lot.....but never...

I've always liked my DCK's a lot.....but never have been emotionally attached.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By LK5kids
Oops! I guess I wasn't supposed to post a...

Oops! I guess I wasn't supposed to post a picture of kids. I thought I had the faces cropped off.. I wanted to just show their hands painting.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By LK5kids
I do process creative art about three times per...

I do process creative art about three times per week with a mixed age group.

More what I consider Crafty I do maybe 3-4 x per year. I love providing a simple, easy going curriculum. Short circle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By LK5kids
I follow Danita on FB and read her posts often. ...

I follow Danita on FB and read her posts often. I think she does an amazing job, I get where she is coming from. That said, I'm not interested in going that far with open ended play. Just too way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By LK5kids
Triangle Santa

Triangle Santa
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By LK5kids
Pom pon prints!

Pom pon prints!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By LK5kids
Here's another!

Here's another!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By LK5kids
I don't often do a bunch of pieces art. Even...

I don't often do a bunch of pieces art. Even with older kids. I tend to cut out a shape ( or they cut if they can) that matches the theme and have them do a collage, add stickers, watercolor paint,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2018, 02:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 821
Posted By LK5kids
I love Janet L but what's the difference with...

I love Janet L but what's the difference with laying baby on tummy or back? Is back felt to be more natural? Either way they learn to roll over the other direction.

What's interesting is back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By LK5kids
This photo has schedule - to the right and left...

This photo has schedule - to the right and left of bulletin board. I got that at the dollar store five years ago and haven't seen one since. License & menu are also required.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,836
Posted By LK5kids
An hour a day seems like a lot. That seems...

An hour a day seems like a lot. That seems generous. I do have some screen time available and it's 7:30-8:00. Still the kids have table toys as an option.

I've never been able to handle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,020
Posted By LK5kids
I've never given parents a gift. Same as others...

I've never given parents a gift. Same as others I have kids make a gift. It can feel like it's from me because I purchase extra items for the kids to make it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,197
Posted By LK5kids
What the ???? I taught kindergarten and we did...

What the ???? I taught kindergarten and we did not have spelling tests! Those look like 3rd grade words or higher! My daughter teaches 2nd. I'm going to see what she thinks of these words!

My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2017, 04:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By LK5kids
Every morning upon arrival I'd set up...

Every morning upon arrival I'd set up expectations and let her know what will happen. Two/three expectations such as you are not allowed to touch baby, hands to yourself.

Get down at her level...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,567
Posted By LK5kids
These are my thoughts too. I even help 2 1/2 yr...

These are my thoughts too. I even help 2 1/2 yr olds. Self - help quickly comes enough and I don't worry about it. Just not a problem for me. Now if the child is three I uncourage a whole lot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,684
Posted By LK5kids
Right! Many apples are much harder than...

Right! Many apples are much harder than watermelon! What the???? If honey dew and canteloupe are ripe they are also very soft!

Raspberries are soft. I suppose it's because they are small...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2017, 01:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,656
Posted By LK5kids
Generally I don't tell parents unless it's...

Generally I don't tell parents unless it's extreme enough I may terminate for. That rarely happens.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,896
Posted By LK5kids
It's called " Celebrate The Day" and I can't find...

It's called " Celebrate The Day" and I can't find it on you tube. Thought it would be there!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2017, 12:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,896
Posted By LK5kids
I have always had a birthday box. I have it...

I have always had a birthday box. I have it filled with items from $ Tree. The box and lid are wrapped with birthday paper (computer paper box).

The kids love that big box of little gifts. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,416
Posted By LK5kids
One and up. I'm not a big fan of caring for...

One and up. I'm not a big fan of caring for infants. I will do 9 mo. & up. I love 1 -2's! Really like 3-5 best!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,406
Posted By LK5kids
Vista print magnetic car sign. About $12.00 when...

Vista print magnetic car sign. About $12.00 when I bought mine.

Vista print business cards-cheap & cute

FB

Sign in my front porch window

I've gotten calls from classified ads in our small...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,784
Posted By LK5kids
Nope, never!

Nope, never!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,553
Posted By LK5kids
Your kids are young and are learning a lot...

Your kids are young and are learning a lot including academics. They just can't keep cramming more and more in! When I taught kindergarten and the kids began to read they started forgetting pre-k...
Forum: Curriculum 10-29-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,272
Posted By LK5kids
I'm the former pre-k, kindergarten teacher who...

I'm the former pre-k, kindergarten teacher who wrote the long, long post! Couldn't log in for awhile as I'd forgotten my password and didn't get around to changing it.....anyway I just noticed an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2017, 03:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,593
Posted By LK5kids
I agree! A calm down corner with comforting...

I agree! A calm down corner with comforting items.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,690
Posted By LK5kids
Time ran out to edit! Hold up each sheet,...

Time ran out to edit!

Hold up each sheet, recite and everyone does the action!

I happen to have colored card stock because I worked at an agency that had all these colors. It would be more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,690
Posted By LK5kids
Buy 2 each of window stickies on the sheets that...

Buy 2 each of window stickies on the sheets that lend themselves to matching. Like 6 different Jack-o-lanterns. Cut around each picture-leaving the tag board backing on. Buy some sticky back felt....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2017, 03:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,551
Posted By LK5kids
I don't have a sandbox either. I have a sand and...

I don't have a sandbox either. I have a sand and water table too. They start using those as soon as they can reach.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,857
Posted By LK5kids
Lunch has always been at noon. About 12:20 I go...

Lunch has always been at noon. About 12:20 I go in and set out sleeping bags, turn off light, pull closed the curtains and start the quiet time music.

There were two years when I had almost all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2017, 01:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,260
Posted By LK5kids
I have the water table available most days all...

I have the water table available most days all summer long.

Along with the water table I may also have available large bubble wands and bubbles, the baby bath - my husband built a low table and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,603
Posted By LK5kids
How about children's or boughten (or both)...

How about children's or boughten (or both) artwork hung in each rectangle? I know it wouldn't cover the metal mechanics of the door but that would look cute!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By LK5kids
Yes! It's too early to learn to share! It's...

Yes! It's too early to learn to share! It's even hard for two year olds!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By LK5kids
Photo album!

Photo album!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By LK5kids
Best idea ever!

Best idea ever!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By LK5kids
7:00-8:00 arrival, table toys available ...

7:00-8:00 arrival, table toys available

8:00-Breakfast

8:30-9:30 free play with creative art option 2 - 3 days per week

9:30 clean up

9:45-9:55 circle time
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,652
Posted By LK5kids
This is my philosophy too. I just feel better if...

This is my philosophy too. I just feel better if I'm a bit pulled together. About once a month I wear a pair of exercise pants (nice quality) but by the end of the day I feel like I've been in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,652
Posted By LK5kids
Summer-Khaki shorts from Old Navy and cotton...

Summer-Khaki shorts from Old Navy and cotton tops, T's or dress casual tops I've gotten from the Loft. They wash up well, many are sleeveless and look great and are very comfortable.

Winter-jeans...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,377
Posted By LK5kids
My thoughts too!

My thoughts too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By LK5kids
Nope, I don't trust Monsanto and I suspect...

Nope, I don't trust Monsanto and I suspect glyphosate for a lot of health issues. Hadn't heard it might be in vaccines! I can't bear to read that article!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,296
Posted By LK5kids
My first thoughts were exactly the same as Black...

My first thoughts were exactly the same as Black Cats.

He's only 2.25. I've had many 18 month olds that loved to paint but this kiddo isn't ready and and it is developmentally appropriate. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By LK5kids
I worked for Birth to Three for awhile and we...

I worked for Birth to Three for awhile and we would refer children often for an evaluation who were nearing age two with only 3-5 words that a stranger could understand.

Also part of the component...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2017, 02:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,416
Posted By LK5kids
Years ago I did and it didn't bother me at all. ...

Years ago I did and it didn't bother me at all. I did what I had to do to make enough $. I had a large separate two-room child care area.

For awhile two families needed Sat. Morning and I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,090
Posted By LK5kids
I figured it had been around. I was glad to see...

I figured it had been around. I was glad to see it on our craigslist. No other explanation, just the list. Not that it needed an explanation!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,090
Posted By LK5kids
Just Found This On My Local Craigslist!

Maybe it's going around other places, or maybe it's just one crusading provider in my area! It was Interesting to find it there tonight.


12 Things Daycare Providers wished parents knew hide...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,655
Posted By LK5kids
I love your colors on the main page! Love the...

I love your colors on the main page! Love the purple, orange and green. Love the crayons against the dark background.

I also really like the font on the main page. It's all really inviting.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By LK5kids
String some twinkling lights!

String some twinkling lights!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2017, 03:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,827
Posted By LK5kids
I have laminate in the smaller room where we eat,...

I have laminate in the smaller room where we eat, paint, have the sensory table, etc. and carpet in the big room. While I love the look of hardwood I'm one of the few that still likes carpet.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2017, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By LK5kids
I was going going to say kid's room wall decals...

I was going going to say kid's room wall decals too. There are some with nice muted tones. I love the woodland one I've seen.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By LK5kids
I don't have too much trouble with SA but I have...

I don't have too much trouble with SA but I have have two separate DC rooms and during nap they are in the room we eat in.

I've had great success with Perler beads. The kind you iron. I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 929
Posted By LK5kids
This time of year We go out 10:00-11:30 and...

This time of year We go out 10:00-11:30 and 3:15-4:30/5:00 in the afternoon.

Sometimes we eat lunch outside too. We always have afternoon snack outside.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,338
Posted By LK5kids
I have this older version! I love it, the kids...

I have this older version! I love it, the kids love it! I never knew it could fit in a door frame. Hahaha! Mine is free standing but I think it's the same! Mine only has the bottom door and they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,257
Posted By LK5kids
I sent you a long PM! Almost all my math games...

I sent you a long PM! Almost all my math games focus on either sorting by size, color, shape, making patterns, one-to-correspondence, simple counting games like moving a game piece two yellow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,257
Posted By LK5kids
Breakfast I ready while they play. I also...

Breakfast I ready while they play.

I also make most meals from scratch and I am about 90% organic.

Kids choose from the math/language shelf while I make lunch. These are homemade games and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By LK5kids
Families are looking June, July, Aug. here. ...

Families are looking June, July, Aug. here. Sept. Hits and it may take months and months. I do have a waiting list but generally they have found care they are happy with by the time I call them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By LK5kids
This explanation still does sound like no more...

This explanation still does sound like no more than 3 kids Under 7 yrs. I always understood it being 3 unrelated plus 3 related for a total of 6. The chart specifically says you can have three...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By LK5kids
This explanation still does sound like no more...

This explanation still does sound like no more than 3 kids Under 7 yrs. I always understood it being 3 unrelated plus 3 related for a total of 6. The chart specifically says you can have three...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By LK5kids
I just found a chart ( it wouldn't copy and paste...

I just found a chart ( it wouldn't copy and paste correctly or I would have included it) that states 3 of your own children or related children and three unrelated for certified homes (or four...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By LK5kids
Certified Family Child Care A program regulated...

Certified Family Child Care
A program regulated under DCF 202 where a person provides care and supervision for less than 24 hours per day for no more than 3 children under age 7 with a maximum group...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,134
Posted By LK5kids
Diapers, wipes, bottles & Formula Change of...

Diapers, wipes, bottles & Formula

Change of clothes

Winter-mittens, hat, boots-I don't do snow pants!

2 yrs and up in August they bring school supplies-washable markers, crayons, bottle of...
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