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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,465
Posted By DaycareMom
She said she brought him to the doctor and the...

She said she brought him to the doctor and the doctor told her it was viral. She said he was only throwing up when he had fluids and that was why he is dehydrated. Since he has been with me (since...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,465
Posted By DaycareMom
Dirty child

So I started with a new DCB3 about 2 months ago.
Almost every morning that he comes, his face is crusted with oatmeal, and the other DCKs complain of his smell.

I mentioned the smell to DCM and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By DaycareMom
Caring For After School Child On A Day They Don't Have School...

I have a 6 yo who I usually only have after school. Originally I had her 4 days/ week (monday-Thursday) and now I only have her 2 days/week (Wednesday-Thursday) since dcm started working from home. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,205
Posted By DaycareMom
"I hate you" and cursing

so its summer and my daughter and one other dcg are non nappers since they are in school. My daughter will be 7 soon and dcg is 6.
I have had dcg since she was an infant and my daughter and her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,747
Posted By DaycareMom
Keep Your Hands to Yourself!!!!

I watch a total of 5 children (ages 6,6,5,4,2) We have a few basic rules. The number one rule broken is keeping their hands to themselves. I implemented this rule about 2 years ago when injuries kept...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,520
Posted By DaycareMom
I would be mad too. Same policy here: they need...

I would be mad too. Same policy here: they need to be fever free for 24 hours before returning.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By DaycareMom
I would keep telling him the rules and having him...

I would keep telling him the rules and having him take time outs if he has a fit. Repetition and consistency is key!

I have had quite a few boys who don't start really talking until 2.5-3. Give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,213
Posted By DaycareMom
How long would you suggest they stay away if they...

How long would you suggest they stay away if they are telling you it's all gone?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,538
Posted By DaycareMom
My children have all the same rules as dcks. The...

My children have all the same rules as dcks. The only "special" they get is they can play in their rooms if they want to be alone and they don't have to share any toys that are in their rooms unless...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,213
Posted By DaycareMom
So I told her to keep the kids home today and...

So I told her to keep the kids home today and just make sure to go through each strand of her hair and as long as no nits were found, they could return tomorrow.

She said she brought the girl to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,213
Posted By DaycareMom
Is less than 24 hours after treatment a...

Is less than 24 hours after treatment a sufficient amount of time to get rid of it so it doesn't come into my home?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,213
Posted By DaycareMom
Please help...what's your policy on lice?

Dcg5 has lice. DCM informed me of this morning. She said they did a treatment and all the eggs are gone (said there were no live lice), and that they had to do another treatment in 7 days.

She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,321
Posted By DaycareMom
I am not upset that DCM chose to tell her kid...

I am not upset that DCM chose to tell her kid about it, that is obviously her choice. But, she knows that my and all the other dcks do believe in the EB so I feel like she should have told her child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,321
Posted By DaycareMom
DCK Told All The Other Kids That Easter Bunny Is Not Real!?

so today dck5 decided to tell all the other kids that there is no Easter bunny. I kind of laughed it off and said that there was, but DCk was adamant that he knew EB wasn't real because his mommy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By DaycareMom
Sorry ... Didn't mean to post it twice

Sorry ... Didn't mean to post it twice
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By DaycareMom
Full time to after school care

One of my dcks will be going into 1st grade in the fall. DCM approached me about picking her up from the bus stop and bringing her back to my house to watch her until pick up since her little brother...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By DaycareMom
Full time to only after school care?

one of my dcks will be going to 1st grade next year. DCM approached me about possibly picking her up from the bus stop and bringing her back to my house to watch her until pick up since her little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,332
Posted By DaycareMom
I feel as though they are not happy still... ...

I feel as though they are not happy still...

They replied saying "yea but we brought DCk to u last time and DCk and our whole family got sick"

I responded saying "unfortunately that's the risk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,332
Posted By DaycareMom
Thank you to everyone for their replies. I will...

Thank you to everyone for their replies. I will definitely be redoing my policy hb.

As I stated above, it states in my contract that they are paying for a spot and unless I close, payment is due....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By DaycareMom
When your children are sick...

I posted earlier about a tough situation I am in and it made me wonder what everyone else's policy was regarding the same issue.

If your children and/or husband are ill and need to stay home, you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,332
Posted By DaycareMom
Yes I will need to rewrite my sick policy to...

Yes I will need to rewrite my sick policy to cover issues like this. Although, I am hoping DCM will be thankful that I'm compromising with her
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,332
Posted By DaycareMom
I get what you are saying but at the same time, I...

I get what you are saying but at the same time, I have my daycare in my home with my kids. One of them is in school. If I didn't open everytime someone in my family got sick, I wouldn't make any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,332
Posted By DaycareMom
I have in my contract that payment is due unless...

I have in my contract that payment is due unless I am unavailable to provide care. I do not take any time off... Unless I'm sick. I suppose I should write some sick days into my contract...
I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,332
Posted By DaycareMom
Payment for sick days

So over the weekend, my family got hit by the stomach bug. By Sunday, my son was over it, but yesterday my husband and daughter had it bad so I texted DCPs and let them know that they would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,117
Posted By DaycareMom
Difficult Child

i have had dcg since she was 3 months old. She is now 5.She just started kindergarten this past fall.
She has always been good at my house while in my care. All of the sudden in the past few weeks,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 901
Posted By DaycareMom
Updating Policies... what to say

I have been having issues regarding late pick ups recently, so I decided to update my policy handbook and give copies to the parents.

What do I say when I hand it to them? I wrote a letter to go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,620
Posted By DaycareMom
That is only one example of his lying. I have...

That is only one example of his lying. I have straight out called him out on things right after he has done it. He knows i saw him, I have said to him, "i just saw you hit dcb. You need to sit in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,620
Posted By DaycareMom
Lying

I have DCB 5... all of the sudden he has been misbehaving quite a bit and is lying to me about it!

He has been breaking toys, hitting, coloring on my doors, etc. When I ask him about it, he lies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,553
Posted By DaycareMom
Unfortunately I am unlicensed.

Unfortunately I am unlicensed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,553
Posted By DaycareMom
Jury Duty

I have been summoned for jury duty. ugh!

Have any of you had to deal with this? Do you make the parents still pay you? I need my income and there is virtually no way out of getting out of it.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,412
Posted By DaycareMom
Letter help for policy enforcement

I currently have 2 families. They have been awesome! Until recently ...

Recently, I have had issues with early drop offs and late pick ups.

#1. DCM got a new job which now leaves her with a 1...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,823
Posted By DaycareMom
Ugh!

So I have been working with a certain daycare family for almost 5 years. The DCM just got a new job and wants to drop off baby at 6:45 a.m. (Right now he Is dropped off at 7:30 A.m.).
She did not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,758
Posted By DaycareMom
Bad Attitudes

I am wondering how you all deal with/handle bad attitudes?

DCG5 will be super pouty/mopey whenever she doesn't get her way. Or, if we are doing a group activity that she is not interested in, she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By DaycareMom
Siblings coming in at drop off/pick up

I have 2 daycare families.
One of the families is DCB 4. His brother is 7 and does not come to my house unless he is in the car during drop off or pick up.

Well, yesterday DCM showed up a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 765
Posted By DaycareMom
Baby Doll Spin Off Question

I wanted to get some "washable" baby dolls for outdoor play. So the kids could give the babies a bath. These are dolls that will be used primarily for outdoor play and WILL definitely be getting wet....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,148
Posted By DaycareMom
How Often Do You Bring The Kids Out?

I am wondering how often you bring the kids on "trips" - park, library, etc.

Last summer I was doing once per week trips to the park and library. I find it to be such a hassle and difficult to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,100
Posted By DaycareMom
My kids will do this when they don't like...

My kids will do this when they don't like something - they will keep the food in their mouths for hours! It used to drive me crazy.

Now I have a time limit for meals. They have 30 mins. Once the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,199
Posted By DaycareMom
I was very friendly with the first family that I...

I was very friendly with the first family that I enrolled. It was great for the first year or so, then came the "special" requests. (as Moppetland mentioned)

This family completely took advantage...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By DaycareMom
I termed twin boys a few years ago. Now my DD is...

I termed twin boys a few years ago. Now my DD is in ALL sports activities with them. We see them at least once a week (if not more). I am cordial and say "hello, how are you?" and vice versa, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,479
Posted By DaycareMom
Sickness and Siblings

I was wondering what your policy is regarding siblings when one of them is sick. Do you exclude both of them? Do you allow them to bring or let the well child stay?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,912
Posted By DaycareMom
Is it possible to see the sheet and your illness...

Is it possible to see the sheet and your illness policy? TYIA
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,158
Posted By DaycareMom
Dope and Drop for Teething

The other dope and drop thread and my experience with DCB this morning got me thinking about this.

I am curious what your policy is regarding dope and drop when they claim it is for teething. DCM...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,704
Posted By DaycareMom
My DH was just laid off last week so he is home...

My DH was just laid off last week so he is home all the time now until he finds a new job. Should be interesting lol!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,553
Posted By DaycareMom
Ha ha Ha! Yes agreed. I am not a germaphobe...

Ha ha Ha! Yes agreed.
I am not a germaphobe but this classifies under common sense. You don't encourage children to lick shopping carts :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,704
Posted By DaycareMom
Ugh! It's Definitely Monday!

DCM arrives 10 mins early than her scheduled arrival time. Then she proceeds to tell me that DCB has been cranky all morning from teething so she gave him tylenol. Everytime she puts down DCB, he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,250
Posted By DaycareMom
likethis You need to term! This woman does not...

likethis
You need to term! This woman does not respect you, your house, or your time. Her child controls her - also not a good sign.

Be done with it and save yourself the stress!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,607
Posted By DaycareMom
I was thinking the same thing. It was literally...

I was thinking the same thing. It was literally less than a week in between telling about the vacation and canceling it.

DCM couldn't find care for Monday of my vacation week and I told her I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,607
Posted By DaycareMom
Wwyd?

I was planning on taking a vacation in April and informed DCFs of the dates last week.

DH was laid off today, so I informed DCFs I would be canceling the vacation due to my husband being laid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,930
Posted By DaycareMom
ABCMouse.com and Tablets

I just got ABCMouse.com a few days ago. I was looking into getting a tablet, but it seems like ABCMouse only works on the IPad. I don't really want to spend that kind of money on a tablet that kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,117
Posted By DaycareMom
I work Mon-Thurs, but that kind of just happened....

I work Mon-Thurs, but that kind of just happened.

One client I had wanted DCG to go to Grandma's house on Friday. The one family I had all week left for kindergarten, and the following client...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,120
Posted By DaycareMom
Where did you get a working kid size vacuum? I...

Where did you get a working kid size vacuum? I have been wanting one for years!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,251
Posted By DaycareMom
DON'T feel bad! You did the right thing for you...

DON'T feel bad! You did the right thing for you and your family. Be happy that she took it so well and wasn't rude to you (like it seems she has been in the past). Good for you! It's so nerve racking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,058
Posted By DaycareMom
How Late Do You Let Children Sleep?

So I only had one dck today - DCB4.We had kind of a laid back day and I didn't put him down for a nap until 1:30 p.m.
I checked on him at 3:45 p.m. and he was still sleeping, so I let him be and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By DaycareMom
Not sure if his mess what from a fiber bar or...

Not sure if his mess what from a fiber bar or not. I don't really care. I guess I shouldn't have named my thread that. lol
My issue is this DCM constantly giving into her kids just because they cry...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,251
Posted By DaycareMom
likethis Perfect! How long have you been...

likethis Perfect!

How long have you been doing home childcare Blackcat?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,251
Posted By DaycareMom
I think you should put this in your letter "for...

I think you should put this in your letter "for failure to respect provider and follow program policies.", and if she asks specifics, tell her in person.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By DaycareMom
Fiber bar for 1 year old?

So yesterday, DCM came in and asked if DCG4 had pooped at my house in the last week or so.
I told her that I didn't know because I don't go into the bathroom with the kids once they are fully potty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,251
Posted By DaycareMom
Agree with BC 100%! I did that with my first...

Agree with BC 100%!
I did that with my first couple families. Kind of let them do whatever and didn't want to make a big deal of what seemed like small things. Problem is when you give an inch,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,182
Posted By DaycareMom
I am legally unlicensed... is it possible for...

I am legally unlicensed...
is it possible for me to get it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,751
Posted By DaycareMom
If they signed your contract and know you are...

If they signed your contract and know you are pregnant and taking these days off, then I say it's fine.

I am jealous tho! I get 10 paid holidays, 1 week unpaid vacation and that is it!

When I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,376
Posted By DaycareMom
I would say it's fairly normal. Remind him, mommy...

I would say it's fairly normal. Remind him, mommy (or daddy) is coming back later to get you, GO PLAY! - and then IGNORE!
He will be fine.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,859
Posted By DaycareMom
:lol: That is actually a great idea!

:lol: That is actually a great idea!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,389
Posted By DaycareMom
Parents who don't discipline or teach their kids...

Parents who don't discipline or teach their kids manners/respect.

New one this week ... showing up at the same time I have to leave to bring my daughter to kindergarten and still wanting to chat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By DaycareMom
Why not keep the morning nap? I have a 13 month...

Why not keep the morning nap?
I have a 13 month old here who still needs 2 naps.
Morning nap is from 9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Afternoon nap is from about 1 p.m.- 3/3:30 p.m.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,954
Posted By DaycareMom
Circle Time

I was wondering what you all did during circle time.
We usually do the day of the week, weather, a few songs, and go over the letter/number/theme of the week.

Do you have a routine for circle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,951
Posted By DaycareMom
I normally do not allow Barbies being played with...

I normally do not allow Barbies being played with during DC. My daughter was home from school for 2 days last week (MLK and Teacher's Workshop). Her and another DCG5 were playing nicely with them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,812
Posted By DaycareMom
Unfortunately you can't control what the parent...

Unfortunately you can't control what the parent does. I agree with everyone else. Don't allow drop offs at nap time.

On very rare occasions when I allow it, I always will say, "Make sure you feed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 937
Posted By DaycareMom
Do they know the situation? What if you just...

Do they know the situation?
What if you just explained how important it was without raising your late fee?

Usually if I tell DCPs I have other obligations and need them to pick up by a certain...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By DaycareMom
Outdoor Play

I was wondering what you all do when you bring the kids outside. Weather permitting, I will take them for a walk or I usually just sit and watch. It's so fun to see what they come up with and how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,635
Posted By DaycareMom
I have and would clip them. That drives me crazy.

I have and would clip them. That drives me crazy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,098
Posted By DaycareMom
Every daycare relationship I have started has...

Every daycare relationship I have started has been me saying I want to have open communication, work together on goals, etc.

I would love to have parents that would do the same at home as they do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,080
Posted By DaycareMom
What No one tells you about becoming a parent

Thought this was cute so I shared:


http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/what-no-one-tells-you-about-becoming-a-parent
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,000
Posted By DaycareMom
That makes sense ... I see what you are saying. ...

That makes sense ... I see what you are saying.

2 drop offs ...NO WAY!

Have they given you a pissed reaction yet?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,000
Posted By DaycareMom
Oh no. I think I was misunderstood. I was...

Oh no. I think I was misunderstood.

I was just wondering in a hypothetical situation of both parents schedule changing. - and if it was during hours you already had other kids.

Would you just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,355
Posted By DaycareMom
likethis Totally agree. 3 days/week and fits...

likethis
Totally agree. 3 days/week and fits your schedule and he's young enough for you to "mold" him lol
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-23-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,352
Posted By DaycareMom
I agree with the others. Only make one meal for...

I agree with the others. Only make one meal for everyone. If they eat they eat, if not - oh well!

That being said, my kids were super picky so I found making more bland things helped - breakfast...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,000
Posted By DaycareMom
I'm curious - if you had contracted hours from...

I'm curious - if you had contracted hours from 9-4 and both parents schedules changed and they needed to change their hours and you were open for the hours they requested, would you accommodate them?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By DaycareMom
I did it!

I handed out rate increase letters yesterday.

Handed them the envelope and said, "There is going to be a small rate increase. This letter will explain everything. Let me know if you have any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,751
Posted By DaycareMom
That can't be legit. Even if parents provided the...

That can't be legit. Even if parents provided the food. There is no way anyone is working for $5 or $10/day. That's insane.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By DaycareMom
I just love the title of this - "Simon did NOT...

I just love the title of this - "Simon did NOT say that!"

LOL!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,098
Posted By DaycareMom
You are 100% correct. My kids are always testing...

You are 100% correct. My kids are always testing me and pushing me more than the daycare kids, but they eventually get it because I stick to my guns - which is what you did. I think the problem is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,034
Posted By DaycareMom
I have a rule: If you aren't playing with it, you...

I have a rule: If you aren't playing with it, you need to put it back in its place.

If I see something out that is not being played with, they clean it up right then and there.

It's still not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 10:03 AM
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Views: 1,926
Posted By DaycareMom
I can't take any new kids since I have to...

I can't take any new kids since I have to transport and all seats are filled! Plus, I know they will be with me for at least another year. It was either go up a bit or find replacements and (for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,454
Posted By DaycareMom
I have done early closing 2-3 times in the past 5...

I have done early closing 2-3 times in the past 5 years. It was only when it was my only option.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,297
Posted By DaycareMom
I couldn't agree with you more. I think it's so...

I couldn't agree with you more. I think it's so funny when parents say that a 2 year old won't "let" them do something. And, if you are having such a hard time, why is it OK for you to pass it on to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,098
Posted By DaycareMom
Completely agree! Definitely doesn't excuse dcd's...

Completely agree! Definitely doesn't excuse dcd's behavior.
Live and learn

Funny how kids understand when adults mean business - he stays on his mat for you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,926
Posted By DaycareMom
One family has 1 DCB and I am raising their rate...

One family has 1 DCB and I am raising their rate by $10/week
The other family has 1 DCB and 1 DCG and I am raising their rate by $15/week.

I haven't raised rates in 5 years so it's time!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,098
Posted By DaycareMom
Why are you rewarding him for behavior at home? ...

Why are you rewarding him for behavior at home?
I wouldn't be doing that for that exact reason ... you have to be the bad guy or reward for bad behavior.

Does he nap in a bed or on a mat at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,926
Posted By DaycareMom
The DCMs are super close friends so I know they...

The DCMs are super close friends so I know they will be "comparing notes"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,926
Posted By DaycareMom
What do I say?

OK so l mentioned the other day about how I made the decision to raise rates. Well, today is the day I have to let them know. I wrote a letter detailing how much, when it starts, why, etc.

What do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By DaycareMom
Thank you!

I just wanted to say a big thank you to all of you! You all have been so helpful and this is the first place I come if I need childcare advice. I feel like my backbone is getting stronger too!
So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,951
Posted By DaycareMom
Wow! Awesome idea. Thank you!

Wow! Awesome idea. Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,245
Posted By DaycareMom
I would say she probably needs it. If she isn't...

I would say she probably needs it. If she isn't getting sufficient night sleep, she is probably exhausted after 4.5 hours of play.
IMO if she is eating and playing well and developmentally OK in all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,951
Posted By DaycareMom
Yes, I will definitely be talking to DCPs!

Yes, I will definitely be talking to DCPs!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,615
Posted By DaycareMom
Did you charge her a late fee? Did you explain...

Did you charge her a late fee?
Did you explain to her that you don't need to tell her your plans since your closed at 5:00 p.m.?
Will you be re-enforcing your policies?

I am only wondering since...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,951
Posted By DaycareMom
Barbies

So this morning all the DCKs were playing Barbies. DCB4 starts undressing them and saying he wants to see her butt and boobies. I explain to him that those are private areas and we need to keep the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,722
Posted By DaycareMom
I ALWAYS have my door locked. They need to knock.

I ALWAYS have my door locked. They need to knock.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,580
Posted By DaycareMom
How did you respond?

How did you respond?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,430
Posted By DaycareMom
She only ended up being 5 mins late and she is...

She only ended up being 5 mins late and she is never late so I didn't charge any fees ...

The kicker? DCB ran outside and locked the car door on her so her and DCB ended up being here for an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,430
Posted By DaycareMom
Vent - Am I Wrong To Be Annoyed?

DCM just texted me "Running late. Had to get my headlight fixed."

A headlight can wait and be taken care of on her own time - am I right? I could understand a flat tire or an emergency type of...
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