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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By heyhun77
I have one family that uses paypal when they need...

I have one family that uses paypal when they need to pay using a credit card. Yes there are fees but you can write them off as a business expense. since I have just one family doing this I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By heyhun77
At that age it is possible that he is overtired...

At that age it is possible that he is overtired by the time the rest of the kids are napping. He may need a nap in the morning still. If he isn't sleeping well at night a morning nap right after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By heyhun77
when I was in my home with wood floors I would...

when I was in my home with wood floors I would put those foam floor tiles down with a picnic blanket over the top. Or I would use a shallow storage tote and just do sensory activities on the floor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,236
Posted By heyhun77
I opened a non-residential childcare this summer...

I opened a non-residential childcare this summer and was required to install a fire alarm system as well. Mine cost $7500 and was an unexpected cost in the process of opening as the architect didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,593
Posted By heyhun77
Bleach actually breaks down to salt water so...

Bleach actually breaks down to salt water so really they aren't getting bleach if there is any residue left on toys.

As for Clorox wipes, someone already mentioned that they have to be rinsed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By heyhun77
I have used a real floor length mirror in my...

I have used a real floor length mirror in my program for the past 10 years and the only time it broke was when I was taking it off the wall to move it. Couldn't you just use a regular mirror or do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2016, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By heyhun77
I do! Not as much as I used to but we use the...

I do! Not as much as I used to but we use the city buses here to get places because I don't have enough seats in my vehicle and honestly it's way easier. No carseats, no folding up the stroller for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,512
Posted By heyhun77
Are the scratches and bruises from the normal...

Are the scratches and bruises from the normal course of being a child? Children get bumped and scratched a lot in the typical course of an active day of play. They fall, they run into things/other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 987
Posted By heyhun77
I would bet that your licensing laws include a...

I would bet that your licensing laws include a provision that says something to the effect of one license per address. That said, municipalities can set limits beyond what the state licensing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,470
Posted By heyhun77
I started in 2005 so I am starting my 11th year...

I started in 2005 so I am starting my 11th year next month. I stay sane by having clear policies and enforcing them, being as efficient as possible with tasks that need to be done throughout the day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By heyhun77
It's Okay not to share! by Heather Schumacher ...

It's Okay not to share! by Heather Schumacher
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,640
Posted By heyhun77
I have clients or former clients call me to tell...

I have clients or former clients call me to tell me they are expecting before they even tell their parents. I am the secret keeper because they want to make sure they will have a spot. I also have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,164
Posted By heyhun77
We have 3 retractable gates and love them. One...

We have 3 retractable gates and love them. One is at the bottom of the stairs like you are describing. We had the large framed gate which worked but this rolls up and is out of the way all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By heyhun77
I have one infant and 2 toddlers plus the big...

I have one infant and 2 toddlers plus the big kids. I wear the baby in a carrier and have a sweatshirt with a hole in it then I put a hat on him to keep his head warm. The toddlers I get them all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,006
Posted By heyhun77
I have done this with dc families but not for...

I have done this with dc families but not for full days. Most of my clients don't have family local and the kids don't see their extended family very often so for them to be alone with the kiddos is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By heyhun77
Have you tried letting the younger kids just be...

Have you tried letting the younger kids just be free? I don't use restrictive equipment in my program and my younger kids can move freely. I save special toys/activities/materials for those times...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 953
Posted By heyhun77
I cut down wood restraunt high chairs to the...

I cut down wood restraunt high chairs to the shorter height to use with my child-height table.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By heyhun77
I don't make a big announcement to the parents...

I don't make a big announcement to the parents but I do let them know I have family staying with us. The kids usually are excited to see "grandma" like she's their own grandma. Last time my mom was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,515
Posted By heyhun77
We keep our water heater at 110 so there's not a...

We keep our water heater at 110 so there's not a chance that we even get close to 120. Our licensing will ding us for even 121.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,928
Posted By heyhun77
I would also talk with the parents. Is it...

I would also talk with the parents. Is it possible that they know another family who goes to that school (doesn't need to be another in K) that picks up and they could bring the child out to you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,061
Posted By heyhun77
We walk farther than that on a daily basis...

We walk farther than that on a daily basis without issue. My kids are 16 m to 7 and all walk 100% if the time except the 16 m who wants to be like the big kids and screams to get out and walk
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By heyhun77
Has anyone along the way acknowledged his...

Has anyone along the way acknowledged his feelings when something upsets him and helped him find words to express his emotions? I have this same kiddo here and the breakthrough with him was when he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,494
Posted By heyhun77
I build one leftovers meal into the menu for the...

I build one leftovers meal into the menu for the week and then my husband takes food for lunch to work, either leftovers from lunch or dinner. Some things get made over into other meals. We freeze...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-13-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,075
Posted By heyhun77
We have all fresh fruits and veggies so my...

We have all fresh fruits and veggies so my timesaver is to prep as much as possible ahead on Sunday so we can just pull it out and go. Other foods I do what I can ahead but most of the time I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,481
Posted By heyhun77
I am in Fargo. While we do have oil field related...

I am in Fargo. While we do have oil field related issues creeping in because they will work there and spend their off time here and we do have shortage of quality infant care openings this isn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By heyhun77
For centers I would ask about rartios, division...

For centers I would ask about rartios, division of caregiving (if each teacher in the room assigned as lead caregiver for certain children or all the teachers just handle whomever as needs arise), I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,528
Posted By heyhun77
I think you can put a dab on a piece of wax paper...

I think you can put a dab on a piece of wax paper and then they can scoop it up from there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,319
Posted By heyhun77
Does your state have a waiver process? Here we...

Does your state have a waiver process? Here we can apply for a waiver of ratio for this type of situation and most likely they would approve it. Maybe check with your licenser to see if something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By heyhun77
I use my twister board with my 3 year olds (and...

I use my twister board with my 3 year olds (and the younger ones play along as well). I do the colors on the board one round and then the next time we bring it out I put paper with other colors over...
Forum: Curriculum 04-11-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,477
Posted By heyhun77
We have a family picnic every summer for all the...

We have a family picnic every summer for all the daycare families. We also have family events throughout the year. Thanksgiving dinner, a Christmas program with cookies after, pizza party (the kids...
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 04-07-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,278
Posted By heyhun77
Start with your childcare aware MN health...

Start with your childcare aware MN health consultant. Odds are good that he/she already has a list of non-bleach products you can substitute for bleach to sanitize. Ours for ND has a list and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,631
Posted By heyhun77
We have a point system for each age not ratios...

We have a point system for each age not ratios and then a maximum point amount for the main provider and then additional for each staff.

By myself right now I have 6 FT and 2 school age (one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,325
Posted By heyhun77
I get around this by only putting some of the...

I get around this by only putting some of the food in the serving bowls and then refilling them if need be. That way the fresh stuff hasn't been served and can still be used while they still serve...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,294
Posted By heyhun77
childcare lounge has some pretty good trainings...

childcare lounge has some pretty good trainings that are fairly inexpensive. There is a list on her website for the states that accept their trainings for licensing. Even if they don't count for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,325
Posted By heyhun77
I do family style except milk because we have...

I do family style except milk because we have several kinds of milk due to dietary issues. I think of family style as "thanksgiving with everyone around the table" kind of service. Foods are in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By heyhun77
I have a 13 month old doing this right now (early...

I have a 13 month old doing this right now (early walker at 10 months) and she is driving me batty this week! I do a lot of correcting so she will eventually be able to remember that chairs are for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,210
Posted By heyhun77
Right now we do: Get up/put blankets and...

Right now we do:

Get up/put blankets and cots away
Potty/Diapers/Limited Choices play
Big kids arrive from school (approximately 3)
afternoon snack
dance party while I clean up the table area...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,689
Posted By heyhun77
The non bleach solution I use is called...

The non bleach solution I use is called puregreen24. You spray it on and then wipe off with a microfiber cloth. Contact time is under a minute. I use my norwex cloths everywhere. They are also silver...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,689
Posted By heyhun77
Just be sure that your licensing agent/health...

Just be sure that your licensing agent/health department/ect will accept this as a sanitizing/disinfecting agent. Also, you'll have to check on the contact time required to make sure it is doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,283
Posted By heyhun77
You could search for paleo ideas since paleo...

You could search for paleo ideas since paleo doesn't include grains. Of course paleo doesn't include corn since it's a grain but it would give you some ideas.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,092
Posted By heyhun77
You might want to double check your state's rules...

You might want to double check your state's rules for process of service. It's supposed to be a party not interested in the claim. I would assume your dh has an interest in your daycare because he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,978
Posted By heyhun77
I have two of the infant sleds with the buckles...

I have two of the infant sleds with the buckles and just tie the rope of one to the rope of the other and pull. It's not completely straight on but gets the job done so I only have one rope to hold...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,926
Posted By heyhun77
The current favorites here are: Broiled...

The current favorites here are:

Broiled Salmon with Qunioa Butternut Squash Salad
Grilled Chicken Breast with Brown Rice and Stir Fry Vegetables
Noodles with Homemade Tomato Sauce and Turkey...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,084
Posted By heyhun77
The nurse consultant that comes into our homes...

The nurse consultant that comes into our homes here is really here to help us improve toward best practices. With that said, some best practices seem unattainable in a home childcare and can seem...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,142
Posted By heyhun77
We use a database http://www.collectorz.com/ and...

We use a database http://www.collectorz.com/ and the cue cat and enter them all into the database and indicate the theme box they are in. Then I got cardboard boxes free from walmart in the baking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,755
Posted By heyhun77
We are walking through the nearby clinic/hospital...

We are walking through the nearby clinic/hospital where we walk to each week for tea/coffee and taking them treats instead of trick or treating. Checked with them this morning and they are super...
Forum: Curriculum 09-29-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,343
Posted By heyhun77
the spa channel in the chill section on slacker...

the spa channel in the chill section on slacker radio or relaxation music on pandora. i use both free versions. slacker has waaaaaayyyyyy less commercials
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 832
Posted By heyhun77
As a member of the class of 2011 I second this! ...

As a member of the class of 2011 I second this! Please apply with your best project ever. The foundation is really supportive to both centers and home providers and a variety of projects. I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,261
Posted By heyhun77
Careful what you wish for! I used to have all my...

Careful what you wish for! I used to have all my drop offs and pick ups spread out a little (usually about 5 minutes apart) without scheduling it that way and now I have 8 kiddos that show up all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By heyhun77
Personally I have only a few of my learning...

Personally I have only a few of my learning centers open during arrivals because we eat breakfast as soon as everyone has arrived so I don't want to have a big clean up before we can eat. Typically...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,302
Posted By heyhun77
We have struggled with this with my ds. We have...

We have struggled with this with my ds. We have tried limiting fluids after 7, waking him up in the middle of the night, waking him up with a cold water spritz to make sure he was actually awake...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,708
Posted By heyhun77
You can get the thinner plastic food service...

You can get the thinner plastic food service gloves for cheap and then just change in between kiddos. When I was in a center we had to use lotion sunscreen and had 20 kids to apply it twice a day so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By heyhun77
I have 6 of those and I use crib sheets on them...

I have 6 of those and I use crib sheets on them but then rinse them with bleach water solution at the end of the week. If someone has an accident I just do the same thing.

The one thing I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,220
Posted By heyhun77
My summer program is way more laid back than my...

My summer program is way more laid back than my school year program and that's saying something since I am nearly 100% play based but still tayler activities to each child's growing abilities. For...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By heyhun77
I have 3 school agers who are currently working...

I have 3 school agers who are currently working on their learning activities while my other 5 nap. They have 1 word activity daily, 1 journal prompt daily, they research a state each day with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,360
Posted By heyhun77
I currently have 4 misserable little kiddos in a...

I currently have 4 misserable little kiddos in a similar situation but I don't discount the allergies. I would agree that in this time of being cooped up with closed windows and furnace vents with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,360
Posted By heyhun77
I currently have 4 misserable little kiddos in a...

I currently have 4 misserable little kiddos in a similar situation but I don't discount the allergies. I would agree that in this time of being cooped up with closed windows and furnace vents with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,499
Posted By heyhun77
these measurements are for unconcentrated bleach....

these measurements are for unconcentrated bleach. For the concentrated bleach (8.25%) here are the measurements:

As a disinfectant (diaper areas and hard surfaces):
1 gallon (16 cups) water to 1...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,600
Posted By heyhun77
School Ager Obsessed with Minecraft

I have a school ager that is OBSESSED with minecraft. To the point where I have had to stop all talk of it in my house without exception. It is literally all he talks about and when told to choose...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,722
Posted By heyhun77
Went to flag it and it's finally down. There is...

Went to flag it and it's finally down. There is a reply from someone that must be in regards to your situation.

http://tulsa.craigslist.org/kid/4314013636.html

In case it gets pulled here's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,655
Posted By heyhun77
I would check with your fire marshall on this....

I would check with your fire marshall on this. The center i was working at had things on their doors in the younger rooms for the same reason and got cited by the fire marshall. It was considered a...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-20-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,576
Posted By heyhun77
I have a daycare kiddo who can't have milk and...

I have a daycare kiddo who can't have milk and they don't want soy so we use Kieffer. For program said it was allowable since it actually has more protein per serving than cows milk. Maybe try that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By heyhun77
Crib mattress on the floor or a mini trampoline....

Crib mattress on the floor or a mini trampoline. Snowball fight with cotton balls or rolled up socks, balance beam or just put a tape line on the floor. Dance to music. For a change of pace add...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,583
Posted By heyhun77
When I closed my home daycare for 18 months I was...

When I closed my home daycare for 18 months I was a 3's teacher. I LOVED it. Yes it's challenging but it's also so rewarding. 3's are a super tough age because they aren't toddlers anymore but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,480
Posted By heyhun77
How is she napping? Eating? If this behavior is...

How is she napping? Eating? If this behavior is just at the end of the day it could be that she's got low blood sugar and is tired. I have one just like this. Had to make sure she got protein at...
Forum: Curriculum 01-11-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,472
Posted By heyhun77
I am a home provider but my dck are...

I am a home provider but my dck are infant/toddler and then school age. I am open until 5:30 and most parents pick up about 5:15. We have free play from after snack until 4:50 and then clean up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By heyhun77
Oh, and I have the humidifier going with lavender...

Oh, and I have the humidifier going with lavender rosemary eucalyptus and peppermint in it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By heyhun77
We have tea pretty much everyday. Usually green...

We have tea pretty much everyday. Usually green tea, sometimes green with mint. I had been using chai but it does have a little caffeine in it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,202
Posted By heyhun77
We are hearty here in the Midwest. We almost...

We are hearty here in the Midwest. We almost never have late starts here for snow and by the end of winter we will have piles so tall you can't see around the corners. The kids are already loving the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,202
Posted By heyhun77
If schools are closing and roads are not 100%...

If schools are closing and roads are not 100% passable is she even working? I do have a couple of dcp that work weather-related jobs so they ARE actually working and have asked what my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,845
Posted By heyhun77
I don't use the water beads because I only have...

I don't use the water beads because I only have infants and toddlers but I do use the tapioca balls. I got them at an Asian market for really cheap. Had to look up instructions for hydrating them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,582
Posted By heyhun77
Common core is standardize measures in each...

Common core is standardize measures in each academic area by grade level to be implemented nationally so that all students have common learning.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By heyhun77
We put ours in coat sleeves also but when they...

We put ours in coat sleeves also but when they are wet i use a metal shore organizer that sits on the floor in front of the heater so they can dry
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,838
Posted By heyhun77
Pizza crust bites with spaghetti squash...

Pizza crust bites with spaghetti squash strawberries string cheese and corn
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,750
Posted By heyhun77
I use my double stroller with stroller skis...

I use my double stroller with stroller skis strapped onto the wheels and then for the toddlers that can't walk as well with all their gear on plus deeper snow I pull them in a sled behind me. To...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,439
Posted By heyhun77
I think this tends to be key to keeping openings...

I think this tends to be key to keeping openings filled with a waiting list. You have to find your niche and then be really great at it and word will spread like wildfire.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,439
Posted By heyhun77
I have capacity for more children but we have a...

I have capacity for more children but we have a point system for each age category and I am full based on points since I have a younger crowd right now. I have stopped answering my phone if I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By heyhun77
With that age they could be overwhelmed by the...

With that age they could be overwhelmed by the amount to clean up. If you notice they aren't cleaning up maybe put a bunch of the toys away for a while and bring them out a little at a time once...
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 10-22-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,306
Posted By heyhun77
I have 2 kids who are gluten free and the parents...

I have 2 kids who are gluten free and the parents don't want them drinking soy milk. My food program rep found it in the book that i can serve them kefir as a milk alternative. It actually has more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,004
Posted By heyhun77
I have parents here that work 12 hour days and...

I have parents here that work 12 hour days and their child is here. Both parents work construction jobs and in this part of the country that means seasonal which means long hours when the weather is...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-08-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,506
Posted By heyhun77
I think you are on the right track. Make sure...

I think you are on the right track. Make sure that you are not showing any anxiety at drop off time and maybe work with the teachers to find a goodbye activity to help with separation. Odds are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,233
Posted By heyhun77
Are you trying to pt while he is in your care? I...

Are you trying to pt while he is in your care? I have found with some kids that if you have connected with the child and have a good relationship foundation you can sometimes get them to understand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,187
Posted By heyhun77
They can opt out of participating in the food...

They can opt out of participating in the food program and bring their own food. You can't claim them for any meals but it's possible. I had this come up over the summer with a family that choose to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,364
Posted By heyhun77
Time savers for me are: *using formula...

Time savers for me are:
*using formula dispenser containers for my two infants and having the water in the bottles so I can just open the bottle, dump in the formula and shake
*cooking in bulk as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,869
Posted By heyhun77
I'm with you on this. Mine crave the routine and...

I'm with you on this. Mine crave the routine and structure (I have a very flexible schedule but we still tend to do things in the same order, just not always for the same length of time).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,679
Posted By heyhun77
use wd-40

use wd-40
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,049
Posted By heyhun77
I only have infants and toddlers other than the...

I only have infants and toddlers other than the school agers so my day is mostly child-led. We have a routine we follow but the times are really there for reference more than anything. Right now we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,944
Posted By heyhun77
I have two information boards. One has the menu,...

I have two information boards. One has the menu, the most recent newsletter and the calendar for the month on it as well as the payment envelope for them to put their checks into each week. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,448
Posted By heyhun77
THIS GIRL!!!!! All my school agers have been...

THIS GIRL!!!!! All my school agers have been here full days this week due to school being cancelled because of the heat. I wasn't really ready for them to be back full days since school started on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,020
Posted By heyhun77
Get up about 5:15/5:30 am, shower, do my hair,...

Get up about 5:15/5:30 am, shower, do my hair, start coffee, empty the dishwasher and make bottles for the day (2 infants), pick up things around the daycare areas of the house that got left out the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,884
Posted By heyhun77
I change the message on my daycare phone to...

I change the message on my daycare phone to indicate that I am full but accepting names for my waiting list. I don't answer that line if I don't know who it is because I am busy enough with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,698
Posted By heyhun77
If you were able to find a place to live yourself...

If you were able to find a place to live yourself in the Williston, ND area you would have a full daycare center in a heartbeat. They have a giant childcare shortage there. At one point there were,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,254
Posted By heyhun77
Usually it's anything over 3 feet that needs to...

Usually it's anything over 3 feet that needs to be anchored to the wall.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,276
Posted By heyhun77
I have a daily task list that breaks all the...

I have a daily task list that breaks all the things that NEED to get done into 5 days (Monday through Friday) so that the bulk of the work can get completed in under an hour each day including normal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,319
Posted By heyhun77
Do both. Accreditation is more difficult but...

Do both. Accreditation is more difficult but requires so many hours. If you do your training hours at the same time as your CDA training hours you can use them for both. The only real extra work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By heyhun77
I offer a referral credit to current clients...

I offer a referral credit to current clients after a referral has been with me for a month. When friends/non-clients refer families to me I will buy a gift card and mail in a thank you card to them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,285
Posted By heyhun77
I make all my baby food and just freeze it in ice...

I make all my baby food and just freeze it in ice cube trays so I can pull out enough for each day to thaw in the fridge. Doesn't take much to make each kind. I usually build up my stash one or two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By heyhun77
My school age summer schedule is: 7:30 daycare...

My school age summer schedule is:
7:30 daycare opens (1 of my school agers comes early at 7 but usually reads and just hangs out since he's still waking up)
7:45-8:15 breakfast (when they are done...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-09-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,333
Posted By heyhun77
Mine get the same thing the rest of the kids get....

Mine get the same thing the rest of the kids get. In the summer we have box lunches Monday through Thursday, each day is a different kind of sandwich and then on Fridays rotate between different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,850
Posted By heyhun77
I think in addition to the logistics of where the...

I think in addition to the logistics of where the kids are where you walk it's important to have consistent instructions for the walk. For example, my kids that are allowed to walk without holding...
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