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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By DaveA
I require diapers and formula if isn't one of the...

I require diapers and formula if isn't one of the 2 types I supply. If a child has certain allergies or food requirements or if they want a particular brand of a supply the parents supply those. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 795
Posted By DaveA
Skipping it this year. Doubt I'll have anyone on...

Skipping it this year. Doubt I'll have anyone on Christmas Eve and what we usually make (cookies, breads, candies)probably won't keep well if I make it the Friday before.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By DaveA
It is different. You'll still be dealing with...

It is different. You'll still be dealing with them, but not as much and in a different way. Plus you can tailor your program this time more to what you want to do simply because your family's needs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By DaveA
Yes Alex- I take "How to get your a$$ fired for...

Yes Alex- I take "How to get your a$$ fired for $200 please!"

Jeez what a screw up. Glad no one got hurt. :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 233
Posted By DaveA
This. I'm not putting up with that in my...

This. I'm not putting up with that in my business.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By DaveA
Stroller for walks Superyard or something...

Stroller for walks
Superyard or something similar for when you need to use the bathroom
Otherwise the basics that have been mentioned and simple non electronic toys
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 580
Posted By DaveA
Glad you closed and hopefully you get a diagnosis...

Glad you closed and hopefully you get a diagnosis today. Good luck:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 927
Posted By DaveA
Once for child's behavior- DCB3 threw a wooden...

Once for child's behavior- DCB3 threw a wooden block at a toddler's head for not moving out of his way. Then threw the whole basket of blocks at me when I stopped him from throwing another one. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 198,340
Posted By DaveA
Well that's what I get for giving my wife grief...

Well that's what I get for giving my wife grief about getting an AARP card application. She just called me to let me know a child from my last 2 year old center classroom is the area's high school...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By DaveA
Like amberrose3dg said- don't. If/ when you get...

Like amberrose3dg said- don't. If/ when you get caught the trouble is not worth any temporary gain. You could face fines, have to operate under an corrective plan (such as having to hire an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By DaveA
I'll trade you a monkey for a grouchy sloth. ...

I'll trade you a monkey for a grouchy sloth. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By DaveA
No I don't. Off hours are for family not DC.

No I don't. Off hours are for family not DC.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By DaveA
A lot of old jewelry (especially costume) and...

A lot of old jewelry (especially costume) and knickknacks have lead in it because it casts easy, bonds easy with many other metals, and is cheap.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,162
Posted By DaveA
I had a bit of an advantage as I came from a...

I had a bit of an advantage as I came from a center background. Over the years I watched centers that were consistent with policies both for staff and parents ran better than ones who didn't. When...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By DaveA
I have it in my contract that fees are evaluated...

I have it in my contract that fees are evaluated each November for a rate increase Jan 1. I'm raising mine $10/ week per child. If you are really below your area's average ($15-20/ week per child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By DaveA
OUCH! Hope your day improves!:hug:

OUCH! Hope your day improves!:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 753
Posted By DaveA
Probably chit chatting with DCPs, especially at...

Probably chit chatting with DCPs, especially at pickup. I really want to hurry pickups along. Then somehow I always end up in a ridiculously long conversations. Considering I have a couple of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 328
Posted By DaveA
This what I was thinking. Plus DCPs can have an...

This what I was thinking. Plus DCPs can have an accident walking to daycare or work just as easily as driving. I don't follow school schedule but will close if I think the roads in our area aren't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,589
Posted By DaveA
This would have sent me ballistic. My...

This would have sent me ballistic. My conversation would be simple- the next time he shows up during that time will be the last time they are enrolled. He's not sorry- he just doesn't think he has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By DaveA
To me itís a full time enrollment. I explain to...

To me itís a full time enrollment. I explain to DCPs that it would be next to impossible to find another enrollment to mirror their schedule. Iím not willing to lose that kind of money regardless of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4,833
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 480,473
Posted By DaveA
There's a skunk either in the back corner of the...

There's a skunk either in the back corner of the backyard or just on the other side of the fence. Not a great way to start the week. Yuck
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2018, 04:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,548
Posted By DaveA
Like the others said- if they want to secure the...

Like the others said- if they want to secure the spot they can pay for it. I had a "reserve rate" of 1/2 fee but dumped it in my last contract. I could see helping someone in a real emergency, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 345
Posted By DaveA
I'm sure I have, but I don't remember a specific...

I'm sure I have, but I don't remember a specific dream about the daycare or the kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By DaveA
We don't do a gift, but the DCKs make a bunch of...

We don't do a gift, but the DCKs make a bunch of breads, candies, or cookies right before Christmas to take home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 04:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By DaveA
Between that and the previous issues I would let...

Between that and the previous issues I would let DCM know that she's ran out of chances with you. It might be the "lightbulb moment" that she needs to treat you professionally. If late payment,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 506
Posted By DaveA
This. I had to change my vacation policy after a...

This. I had to change my vacation policy after a DCF tried to use vacation to skip out on 2 weeks notice of changing providers. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By DaveA
Short of sanding, restaining, and resealing...

Short of sanding, restaining, and resealing probably not. Might be easier to paint it a color you like.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By DaveA
I don't charge a deposit, so no help for you...

I don't charge a deposit, so no help for you there.

As for former DCM- I would contact your rep and let them know you have a hostile termination that could be going to court. That way if DCM...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By DaveA
Talked to someone from the R&R. As they...

Talked to someone from the R&R. As they understand it Carbon Monoxide detectors are not covered in this law. But there is a really good change when DCFS makes the rules up making sure we comply...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 534
Posted By DaveA
I would probably use a string of LED Christmas...

I would probably use a string of LED Christmas lights instead of the camp lights. Maybe even use the ones that you can change the color on. Even building one out of wood and Plexiglas or Lexan...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 534
Posted By DaveA
One of my big complaints about grants is most...

One of my big complaints about grants is most won't let you submit materials lists. For what a simple wooden swing/ playhouse kit costs I can build something twice the size with a ton more features...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 534
Posted By DaveA
I'd split it into about 4-5 sections like...

I'd split it into about 4-5 sections like puzzles, manipulatives, dolls/ animals....... and buy a bunch of simple stuff rather than something big.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By DaveA
happyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappy...

happyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 859
Posted By DaveA
I know they had some kind of family thing a few...

I know they had some kind of family thing a few weeks ago- DW was talking about driving to it at pickup right before. That's a possibility.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 859
Posted By DaveA
I wanted to add I've never had a child act this...

I wanted to add I've never had a child act this way to me saying "I'm fond of you too", and I've been saying it for at least 15 years in centers and my home daycare. It's surprising/ confusing to me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 859
Posted By DaveA
Honestly no I don't. I like working with...

Honestly no I don't. I like working with children, like running a home daycare, and have a great bunch of kids, but I don't "love" them. As much psychotic fun as this is I do this to meet the needs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 859
Posted By DaveA
"I Love You"

I have a DCG that says "I love you" to me a few times a week. I always respond "I'm pretty fond of you too" because frankly I don't get that attached to DCKs. She (and any other DCK I've said it to)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 308
Posted By DaveA
My contract and policies are the same document. ...

My contract and policies are the same document. Each page has a "I have read and agree to follow" place for DCPs to initial and the last page is where they sign.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,009
Posted By DaveA
Pulling this up because I just used DCKs being...

Pulling this up because I just used DCKs being great during an EIS initial as the reason we grabbed McDonalds for lunch. Really it was because today was the first day the McRib was back in our area....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By DaveA
Don't feel bad about enforcing your policies,...

Don't feel bad about enforcing your policies, especially on payment.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 313
Posted By DaveA
Cheese pizza, carrot sticks, pears.

Cheese pizza, carrot sticks, pears.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By DaveA
Close for an hour and go. Enjoy and have fun. ...

Close for an hour and go. Enjoy and have fun. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By DaveA
IL Smoke Alarm Law

Saw this on the news this morning. Only a couple of stories online so far, so not much other information. Illinois is going to require by 2022 all smoke alarms must be replaced with the ones with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 581
Posted By DaveA
The only people who ever asked have been siblings...

The only people who ever asked have been siblings of enrollees and a DCM while she was pregnant. I said OK.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 340
Posted By DaveA
If we can do twice a day it's so much better. ...

If we can do twice a day it's so much better. Doesn't have to be for long periods of time. Just enough to burn off some energy and soak up some sun.

If I had to choose one I would say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By DaveA
:lol::lol::lol: Could be worse- considering...

:lol::lol::lol:

Could be worse- considering some of the triathlon/ marathon/ cycling groups I've seen I'm not surprised they don't have "kiddy gym" with mini treadmills, machines, and weight...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 787
Posted By DaveA
I see what you're saying, but the point I was...

I see what you're saying, but the point I was trying to make is if her state's rules are like IL's any licensed area with a DCP's child in it during business hours is fair game for a parent to have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 787
Posted By DaveA
Do you have another area you can put the pack &...

Do you have another area you can put the pack & plays? I specifically wanted my bedroom excluded from my license (they are gated off from the areas DCKs are allowed) because if it's a spot the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By DaveA
I'm thinking of quoting a very mean Ebenezer...

I'm thinking of quoting a very mean Ebenezer Scrooge line because you're talking about Christmas crafts in October. :D:lol::p:cool:

I wouldn't do candles (maybe the led tea lights) but something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By DaveA
Itís been years since my kids used them with DW,...

Itís been years since my kids used them with DW, but if I remember right they werenít licensed in IL. As for inspected- whatever the normal inspection routine is for a gym includes the daycare I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By DaveA
Josie- can you add some "me time" days off? A...

Josie- can you add some "me time" days off? A day every few weeks aside from holidays to focus on you could be a big help. Otherwise- like Sharlan said do what you want with your program.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 198,340
Posted By DaveA
Today was "wacky clothes day" :rolleyes: at...

Today was "wacky clothes day" :rolleyes: at school DCB comes in clothes inside out, shorts over pants, jeans used as shirt sleeves, and socks over his shoes. DCM says as she's leaving "Please come...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By DaveA
Which AED do you have? I don't have a home...

Which AED do you have? I don't have a home daycare that I do CPR/ First Aid training for that has one yet.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By DaveA
I don't supply any meds for DCKs. If DCPs want...

I don't supply any meds for DCKs. If DCPs want it here they need to supply it. Honestly I can't remember the last time I gave medicine. And I'm too lazy to go look it up ;).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By DaveA
Personally I think Option A is the best one. As...

Personally I think Option A is the best one. As for early care- if there is a need for it ( and I think there would be) it sounds like a good addition to the program.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By DaveA
To me it's a trade off- It takes me longer to...

To me it's a trade off- It takes me longer to fill openings because I'm picky. But because I'm picky I don't have to fill openings as often. This job is crazy enough without dealing with every...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-18-2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By DaveA
There we go! Now I'm hungry for grits or polenta....

There we go! Now I'm hungry for grits or polenta. Both are similar but have subtle differences. I found Scot Conant's polenta with mushrooms recipe & it has become a regular recipe when I want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By DaveA
This is what I do from day one. We have a...

This is what I do from day one. We have a transition area at the door- bamboo by the door-carpeted rest of the area. DCKs know not to step onto the bamboo without an adult.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 605
Posted By DaveA
That's what I was thinking. DW went from the...

That's what I was thinking. DW went from the Navy to healthcare field. Any time written down is military time. It's just habit to her.

ETA: I would let this one go. If he's anything like DW...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By DaveA
In one of my center classrooms I had 3 boys who...

In one of my center classrooms I had 3 boys who were great friends but not great at playing together. :rolleyes: The room we shared a bathroom with thought Brendan Daniel Thomas was one child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By DaveA
I transport kids. We do a lot of off-site...

I transport kids. We do a lot of off-site activities and up until a couple years ago the school didn't bus pre-K. So it was transport kids or pretty much lose the 3-5 age group. Plus for the first...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By DaveA
10 paid holidays- major ones including day after...

10 paid holidays- major ones including day after Thanksgiving & 12/26 plus birthday & anniversary

1 week unpaid summer break

1 week unpaid winter break taken either as a full week or 2 long...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 04:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 561
Posted By DaveA
It just sounds like they're griping to gripe. ...

It just sounds like they're griping to gripe. It's your business- they can follow your policies or find other care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By DaveA
In my contract I give families 1 late pickup...

In my contract I give families 1 late pickup without charging fee after 6 months attendance at my discretion. 50 minutes with no contract would make me absolutely charge them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By DaveA
Something like this is pretty site specific. ...

Something like this is pretty site specific. Every center I have worked in had their own policy. If you're not onsite yet email your director and ask if you can have a copy so you can be up to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By DaveA
I have it in my contract fees are evaluated each...

I have it in my contract fees are evaluated each November. If I raise them they take effect January 1. I send out a letter the end of the month stating if I'm raising rates or not. If I am raising...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 951
Posted By DaveA
Painting with Nerf balls. It was all fun and...

Painting with Nerf balls. It was all fun and games till my director looked out the window and saw us. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,110
Posted By DaveA
I do because you never know when a DCP is going...

I do because you never know when a DCP is going to try to tell you that their childís misbuttoned onesie is the reason they have cirrhosis of the toe. :rolleyes::D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 616
Posted By DaveA
Licensed for 8, currently have 3 :ouch: If I...

Licensed for 8, currently have 3 :ouch:

If I was doing general mixed age group I would be happiest with 6, 5 if I had an infant, 4 if multiple infants. If I can fill my openings with school age/...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By DaveA
:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D Didn't take it mean. I'm...

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D Didn't take it mean.

I'm on my 4th rep in 2 years. 2 of them I had no communication with other than "I'm your new rep" and "I will no longer be your rep" :rolleyes::eek: For...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By DaveA
Online Food Handler's Course?

Anybody ever done an online food handler's course? What was it like/ how long did it take?

I just found out I need one for my license. Apparently it's been a rule for a while. No one told me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By DaveA
Love the setup! I'm sure the kiddos will get a...

Love the setup! I'm sure the kiddos will get a kick out of it.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-02-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By DaveA
Do you have a dishwasher? It sounds like your...

Do you have a dishwasher? It sounds like your program has grown to the point it needs one. Specifically a commercial one that has quick cycles. Be prepared for your director to have a stroke when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By DaveA
As for the pizzas, buy the premade crusts & cut...

As for the pizzas, buy the premade crusts & cut with a 4" circle cutter or by hand. I think they freeze pretty well. Or use grand type biscuits and roll them out thin for crusts.

As for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By DaveA
Yes I do. DCPs appreciate the heads up.

Yes I do. DCPs appreciate the heads up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By DaveA
:D:lol: wouldn't be surprised if that happened. ...

:D:lol: wouldn't be surprised if that happened. :rolleyes:

Raccoons are pretty much a "shoot on sight" animal on my property. What they can do to a chicken coop isn't pretty. :mad: I've never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2018, 04:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By DaveA
You made the right call to term. :hug: I...

You made the right call to term. :hug:

I would send an email to your rep stating that you just termed a ridiculous DCF and explain what was going on. DCM sounds like the type to fill a complaint...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 198,340
Posted By DaveA
Itís pouring rain this morning so I opened garage...

Itís pouring rain this morning so I opened garage doors so DCFs can stay dry. DCG3 is mad she didnít get to use her umbrella. :lol::D:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,180
Posted By DaveA
I think itís against the rules here in IL, but I ...

I think itís against the rules here in IL, but I imagine it varies state by state. I come from a center background where falling asleep on the job very likely get you fired. Personally I wouldnít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By DaveA
Congrats!happyface

Congrats!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By DaveA
Just once I want to see a Faith Based Program use...

Just once I want to see a Faith Based Program use the name Holy Terrors. :lol::cool:

What about an antonym of "Noise"? Something like "Joyful Harmony"? Most synonyms of noise don't quite fit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By DaveA
DCPs use the entryway and can come in the...

DCPs use the entryway and can come in the classroom (right off the entryway. Otherwise they stay out of the rest of my house.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 198,340
Posted By DaveA
DCB10 spent the morning talking about these...

DCB10 spent the morning talking about these really cool "antique things" for music he found in his basement over the weekend- Cassette tapes.

I feel really old now. :lol: :rolleyes::o:D:cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By DaveA
I would take the 1 y/o assuming the family is a...

I would take the 1 y/o assuming the family is a good fit. Having a DCP with issues about your policy before they even enroll your program is not a great way to start out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By DaveA
In our area the half day programs are generally...

In our area the half day programs are generally school or church based. The home daycares and centers are usually full day and incorporate any preschool elements into their regular schedule.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 04:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By DaveA
One thing I've ran into the last couple years is...

One thing I've ran into the last couple years is even the younger grades get assigned some work that has to be done online. So at 3rd grade plus it's not unusual to see kid with a device. I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By DaveA
Y'all stay safe!:eek:

Y'all stay safe!:eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By DaveA
Our zoo is a great example of a small zoo knowing...

Our zoo is a great example of a small zoo knowing what it is. They keep things really simple. You can walk through it in a couple hours and get really close to the animals. We're about 2 hours...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By DaveA
Zoo Trip

Today is the last day of summer break here. We always do a trip to the zoo before school starts. Kind of a "last gasp of summer". We stop on the way home and grab McD for lunch, so it's a favorite...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,306
Posted By DaveA
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By DaveA
That was going to be my suggestion also. I would...

That was going to be my suggestion also. I would do a bunch of email/ phone conversations and make sure they have all the paperwork including your policies and contract so there are fewer surprises.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By DaveA
This is what I had to do when my son was about...

This is what I had to do when my son was about that age did the same stuff.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,306
Posted By DaveA
Dadbod- I want to clarify something. I wasn't...

Dadbod- I want to clarify something. I wasn't saying you were sexist. You asked if bias played a factor in your opinion, and I responded to that part. You handled it well- you looked for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By DaveA
I've heard early learners, playschool,...

I've heard early learners, playschool, foundations.... I would avoid "preschool" label for 2's. I would stress the "learning through play" aspect.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,306
Posted By DaveA
I'm happy to have brightened your day. Bless...

I'm happy to have brightened your day. Bless your heart. :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,306
Posted By DaveA
And this young man is learning the industry in a...

And this young man is learning the industry in a similar fashion to how I did. I wish him the best of luck if he decides to stay in this field and is good at it. As long as your provider is not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By DaveA
No locks, but I put a gate up in the hallway...

No locks, but I put a gate up in the hallway blocking access to the bedrooms.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,306
Posted By DaveA
My Mom ran a home daycare when I was 10-16 and I...

My Mom ran a home daycare when I was 10-16 and I helped out. I don't remember if I changed diapers then (mid-late 80's). I know I changed diapers at 16 assisting in a 2 year old classroom in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By DaveA
I would still do the interview. Make sure DCPs...

I would still do the interview. Make sure DCPs know how you run your program and that the process is as much about finding out if DCF is a good fit for your program as it is DCPs find out about...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 08-02-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By DaveA
I just printed out at a list of what I checked...

I just printed out at a list of what I checked for, when I would do the check, and added a yearly calendar. I circle to mark days I'm open and checked and x out days I'm closed.
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