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Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-18-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,103
I like Kind Kids and Little Learners. I chose...

I like Kind Kids and Little Learners. I chose that one because it seems like a place for a child to grow, not just a nursery for babies.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,983
During a tour I will state that we have an open...

During a tour I will state that we have an open door policy. However, if a child gets upset and thinks that they are going to be leaving with the parent the parent will have to take them. I also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,472
I have definitely been there! The thing is...

I have definitely been there! The thing is parents don't read our documents. Or if they did, they don't remember them. Back in the day I had so many people violating my rules that it forced me to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Yes, I have. What we try to do is with those...

Yes, I have. What we try to do is with those children is to hold off the last diaper till right before scheduled pickup. Then we try to cut pickup time short so they can get out the door. Another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,206
Something that my clients really seem to love is...

Something that my clients really seem to love is the practice of providing daily notes. It gives them a glimpse into their child's day along with providing many opportunities to communicate with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
I offer a 1/2 day program to children 2 and up. ...

I offer a 1/2 day program to children 2 and up. Either morning or afternoon. Usually not too many takers though. Still, I think it adds to the service menu just in case I can snag a preschooler...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,318
We actually installed the artificial turf a...

We actually installed the artificial turf a couple of years ago and I love it. Not only does the yard look good for tours and in pictures, even if we get a rain storm there are no mud pits the next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
I send out this note occasionally so they can...

I send out this note occasionally so they can remember I am a person who works and deserves my downtime - "JUST A REMINDER: We respectfully ask that parents please make any requests, inputs, or...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 05-03-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,207
I have used Tadpoles for a few years. I love it!...

I have used Tadpoles for a few years. I love it! I use so many features of this app that I don't think I could live without it. The best feature is that it provides an ongoing record so I have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 938
I will attach the form I have used for years. ...

I will attach the form I have used for years. You may have to remind parents over and over to be sure to sign in and out. In my state, we are required to keep this documentation, so I don't give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,415
I wonder if you should make the sibling discount...

I wonder if you should make the sibling discount an addendum to the contract. The reason I say that is so that when you do make changes you don't have to revise your whole Handbook. Also with regard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Thanks. I just migrated to a new host and I...

Thanks. I just migrated to a new host and I needed to fix the forms page. Thanks for the reminder.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
This is my notice to parents when I see they...

This is my notice to parents when I see they might be forgetting - JUST A REMINDER: Early Arrivals: We staff our teachers based on the contract you have signed and maintaining mandated ratios. Early...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
I actually have a few ideas for fundraisers. PM...

I actually have a few ideas for fundraisers. PM me if you are interested.
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 04-28-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 195,865
Just thought of something - Have you looked into...

Just thought of something - Have you looked into purchasing insurance for the childcare? That way your landlord would not have the liability issue. Hope that helps.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,290
Yes, yes & YES! I don't mean to be MEAN, but I...

Yes, yes & YES! I don't mean to be MEAN, but I think these millennial parents are the worse. They allow their children to misbehave and talk back without correction. So of course, they extend that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,501
OMG! This job reveals so much you just never...

OMG! This job reveals so much you just never would expect to encounter. I wonder should you advise DPSS in case of possible child abuse?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-11-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,116
How about starting a blog? You can tailor it...

How about starting a blog? You can tailor it toward parents and or providers. Give tips on activities, curriculum, business, cooking for kids, etc. You can monetize the blog with Google Adsense,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,147
I think you should try it. I have found that in...

I think you should try it. I have found that in this business it is best to adjust to what is best for you so that you don't get burned out and throw in the towel. Another option might be to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
I would only give a tour which includes rooms...

I would only give a tour which includes rooms where the children will be. In my state those are the rooms licensing has stated are part of the childcare. The rest of the home is considered personal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,833
Over the years I have had similar issues with...

Over the years I have had similar issues with families. I think you are right. I would just state that you wish the best for the families, but professionally (as their provider) you do not wish to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
If it's in the contract, that's the policy. If...

If it's in the contract, that's the policy. If you want to be nice I would state that you understand but that the policy is in the contract to allow parents ample time make other arrangements.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 989
I usually take the lead and open up the interview...

I usually take the lead and open up the interview with information about myself and my family. I talk about my experience and clearances and a few other facts. Then I get into our program and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 827
I like the last one.

I like the last one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
I don't think it's micromanaging at all to...

I don't think it's micromanaging at all to clarify you're sick and illness policy. I actually have a separate flyer front and back the details specifically under what conditions the child is to be...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-20-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
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Welcome and congratulations!

Welcome and congratulations!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
I have always used craigslist mostly because it's...

I have always used craigslist mostly because it's free. You could set up a profile on yelp. Jens list is another good one. I also stay actively advertising with my local CCR.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 906
I usually will just not send them a followup...

I usually will just not send them a followup email that I usually send out a day after a tour. If they do call back, I will usually simply state that I don't think our care is the right fit for...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-06-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,258
I know it sounds like a lot right? But the...

I know it sounds like a lot right? But the problem is if you don't enforce it, especially the first time, the parents get the impression they can explain their way out of it the next time. You...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
We do waterplay Fridays throughout the summer....

We do waterplay Fridays throughout the summer. Where we live it's super hot and we have to do the water play usually in the morning hours. But the kids love it! It also helps them to sleep better...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 914
I have a Drop-In program. It is 1st come, 1st...

I have a Drop-In program. It is 1st come, 1st serve so a spot may or may not be available. Payment is in cash (just in case I never see them again). One page contract. No extra fees and at least...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Ahh! I remember those days! I think you are on...

Ahh! I remember those days! I think you are on the right track. I did something similar years back by limiting the care hours to 9 hours.

The only thing I can say is I would be a little leery...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 860
I really hate this, because it gives all FCC a...

I really hate this, because it gives all FCC a bad name. Parents get even more nervous. SMH!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,858
First of all, good on you to detail out your late...

First of all, good on you to detail out your late fee policy in your contract. Always a plus! The simple fact is some people just don't read it (even if they sign and initial it). But you are...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-15-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,112
I don't know if I would post an amount, but on my...

I don't know if I would post an amount, but on my sign-in sheet there is a line for "Fee". I actually was just using it as a reminder for myself, but I think that it might be a reminder (and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
I haven't had a new drop in awhile, but I would...

I haven't had a new drop in awhile, but I would say maybe a hybrid of your usual day and an easier day too. That way the new child can feel involved with activities at your care (something for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,542
That's a great space for kids. Nice and big. I...

That's a great space for kids. Nice and big. I like using wall decals like this (http://amzn.to/2ilyb6m)one. Or maybe temporary chalkboard wallpaper like this one (http://amzn.to/2ihxJUk). I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
I really love this ...

I really love this (http://amzn.to/2a65d2j)Emergency Kit. The size of this First Aid kit allows you to be prepared for just about any minor injury the kids find themselves in.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
After about two years, I realized I needed some...

After about two years, I realized I needed some help. I have had at least one assistant at all times ever since. It really helps for when you need to prepare meals, change a diaper, run to the...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 02-07-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,694
Looks like you got a lot of inspiration for...

Looks like you got a lot of inspiration for revamping your policies. Regarding the late payers, I have found that if I send out reminders I don't have nearly as many issues with that. I send out a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 935
TERMINATE! For sure!

TERMINATE! For sure!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
I have a memo that I have added to my policies. ...

I have a memo that I have added to my policies. The memo explains what I am mandated by my state to do with regard to naps. I would be happy to share the memo and you can just tweak it for your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Maybe she will surprise you! LOL but if not just...

Maybe she will surprise you! LOL but if not just make sure that when she comes on Friday she knows that she has to pay the tuition. Sometimes we can't get around confronting the issue when we need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 786
I think that is a great line to add. Something...

I think that is a great line to add. Something else I have found helpful is to have the same type of reminder to send to them when ever a child leaves childcare sick.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
I don't think I term them yet but you're right it...

I don't think I term them yet but you're right it is a red flag. Your antenna are up so just monitor the situation but you might have to throw this one back at some point.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-31-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,899
I would say you handled it very graciously and...

I would say you handled it very graciously and understanding. As a provider for 13 years it is true some children don't fit the program or in this case the program doesn't fit the child. It might be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
It can be a touchy thing. Most of the time I try...

It can be a touchy thing. Most of the time I try to let the families know that I have to maintain a professional relationship to be fair and consistent with the other clients as well. I explain...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
I'm a California provider too. I actually...

I'm a California provider too. I actually created a File Checklist that I use to make sure all of the needed forms are current and up to date. If you would like a copy, just DM me with your email...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
I have an intake form for prospective clients to...

I have an intake form for prospective clients to fill out at the tour. One of the questions is employer/type of employment. It might also help you to identify a different need of care in your...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-27-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,349
I have used KidKeeper since I opened 13 years...

I have used KidKeeper since I opened 13 years ago. It has most of what you are asking for, but only limited payroll capabilities. I have always wondered what else was out there but never took the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Is the assistance a contract between you and the...

Is the assistance a contract between you and the agency? I used to have clients on assistance, however I no longer accept them for these and other reasons. Anyway, it should state in the contract...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 950
I do have one. It's the ikea one but I got it on...

I do have one. It's the ikea one but I got it on craigslist for about half. I like this one http://amzn.to/2jxVw4E. It comes in a few different colors and looks like the cubbies are about like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
I have a string in my window and use clothespins...

I have a string in my window and use clothespins to hang any artwork.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 530
Potty Learning Limits

My colleague asked today so I thought I would ask you guys. Just wondering if anyone would be willing to share their potty learning policies, specifically how it pertains to wiping a child. I know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
I don't think it's too harsh at all. I think...

I don't think it's too harsh at all. I think maybe a bit too long, just because most parents attention span seems to be about 5 sec longer than their child's. Also, sadly, most parents don't seem...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-20-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Welcome to the tribe!

Welcome to the tribe!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,734
I TOTALLY AGREE! Red flags!!! We take so much...

I TOTALLY AGREE! Red flags!!! We take so much liability caring for other people's children. I don't think parents take that into consideration. At least until their child is the one biting.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
I wish I could tell you this is rare. It's not! ...

I wish I could tell you this is rare. It's not! I think parents try to live in denial whenever it's convenient for them to. Anyway, check out this post I wrote about parents not following your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 989
I would say you gotta go with your gut, but check...

I would say you gotta go with your gut, but check out this post I did about communication with parents. Let me know if that helps or if you have any other questions.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-20-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,840
I know this is for something completely...

I know this is for something completely different, but I still think it applies; If you see something, say something!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
So proud of you! Years ago, I changed the name...

So proud of you! Years ago, I changed the name of my tour to an orientation.

Anyway, changing the name seemed to do a mindbending thing to me and the way I interact with potential clients. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
The thing is the storm days are not technically...

The thing is the storm days are not technically in your control. I can tell you want the kids to be safe and the best way of ensuring that in an emergency is for them to be with their parents.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Also, if you have a local CCR you might see if...

Also, if you have a local CCR you might see if they have a FOR SALE board they would let you post to.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 840
It does seem a bit awkward, but I believe the...

It does seem a bit awkward, but I believe the analyst has the legal authority to inspect even non-daycare areas. Probably due to other cases where providers have hidden children in such areas to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Send a (short) memo, email, text that the daycare...

Send a (short) memo, email, text that the daycare is closed on Monday for Columbus Day. Today is a week's notice. That's a good amount.

SIDE NOTE: I don't really believe in celebrating Columbus...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,164
You know I am sure we all run into this type of...

You know I am sure we all run into this type of client at least every now and then.

Something that has worked for me over the past few years is to explain to parents that I am licensed for certain...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,456
I LOVE THIS! My granddaughter was excused...

I LOVE THIS!

My granddaughter was excused from her school on Friday because she had a minor asthma attack. I totally got it though.

Seriously, parents will try to get anything pass a provider...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,349
Yep! Sad to say, but you really have to be firm...

Yep! Sad to say, but you really have to be firm with parents. Especially new parents. I just had a situation where I gave "grace" to some parents of twins who could not initially afford to submit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,111
yep! what she said!

yep! what she said!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 755
I've always accepted either check or cash. Cash...

I've always accepted either check or cash. Cash only for drop-ins. Lately, I was considering adding the CASH app for parents who have asked to submit payments via credit or debit.

I would love...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-20-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,367
I am in California and I am not really versed on...

I am in California and I am not really versed on regulations for Ohio. But do you have a CCR in your area? They might be able to give you some guidance and even tell you what is needed to get your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
I think you should just sing it for her now while...

I think you should just sing it for her now while she is adjusting. I think she will get on board eventually.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Can I just say ... I LOVE THIS IDEA! I just...

Can I just say ... I LOVE THIS IDEA! I just might join you. Please keep us updated on how you move forward with this. I would love to do it with you and exchange our results.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,235
Good for you! I think your hubby is right. ...

Good for you! I think your hubby is right. Nobody particularly likes change. But just like everyone else, your parents will get used to it.

Stand your ground and know that you are doing what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,355
I have a colleague that faces this issue...

I have a colleague that faces this issue regularly. Actually, I think we all do. I have looked up and realized that I have mostly boys now with only 2 girls. It happens and then it flips and there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Change can be hard at first, but eventually,...

Change can be hard at first, but eventually, people get use to it or at least accept it. You might mention to your parents that the change is more for the child than you. If you feel it necessary...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
I feel your pain! I had a baby that started last...

I feel your pain! I had a baby that started last week. He cried most of the day, annoyed the other kids and only sleep about an hour all day (not the four hours mom and dad said he does).
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,221
I think you are figuring this out for yourself. ...

I think you are figuring this out for yourself. Usually, if they start out being a problem, they remain a problem.

Another thing I do is to text the parents an appointment reminder the morning of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
I charge an enrollment fee which is equal to two...

I charge an enrollment fee which is equal to two weeks tuition that is applied to the last two weeks of care. Just recently I got confirmation that I should continue with that practice.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,221
Unbelievable! So sad!

Unbelievable! So sad!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
In California, they give us a blue form to have...

In California, they give us a blue form to have the parents complete at enrollment or ask that we obtain a copy of their yellow immunization card.

To ensure that the records are kept up to date...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
I just had a family with twins start last month. ...

I just had a family with twins start last month. They said they had short term financial issues. I agreed to let them submit the two-week deposit in increments over the next month. They said they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,481
I totally agree! Licensing tends to over-react...

I totally agree! Licensing tends to over-react to some things (my opinion) so if it were a really big deal I think they would ask you to pull her.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
You can either make an addendum for the...

You can either make an addendum for the enrollment deposit payments or simply generate a receipt showing the outstanding balance being the enrollment deposit. Tip: I wouldn't give them too long to...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-22-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,383
It's so funny you should ask. I just tried this...

It's so funny you should ask. I just tried this recipe https://www.keyingredient.com/recipes/1078535032/cheesy-tuna-noodle-casserole/ and the kids loved it. I got them to eat way more than when I...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-22-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,699
I have a weekly rate for my clients, but for...

I have a weekly rate for my clients, but for clients wishing to pay monthly I offer a 3% discount. When I first started doing this it didn't occur to me to take into account the weeks of the year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,085
I actually love sending notes to the parents like...

I actually love sending notes to the parents like this. Just like you said it documents that you have communicated with the parents about their child. I try to word notes so that parents recognize...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Try contacting the licensing agency for your...

Try contacting the licensing agency for your state and see if they have a child care advocate that you can reach out to. Also, see if there is a CCR in your area that can help you with licensing...
Forum: Curriculum 08-19-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,534
I hang oversized (huge) plastic bags like this...

I hang oversized (huge) plastic bags like this http://amzn.to/2bsOB9B in a closet on a hanger. It helps with preserving other space, lets me see what is inside the bag and I can label it for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 998
I totally agree with a time limit. Whenever I do...

I totally agree with a time limit. Whenever I do have a slow eater, we have a habit of sitting them first to eat so they will get a little bit longer. I give a 5-minute warning toward the end of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Have you considered requiring the two weeks as a...

Have you considered requiring the two weeks as a deposit on enrolling? That way you will always get your two week notice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,286
I would definitely APPEAL! First, I would email...

I would definitely APPEAL! First, I would email and/or call our CA Provider Advocate and ask for clarification based on what spedmommy4 stated here. Then call your insurance and see if you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
I am so glad you realize you need to change to...

I am so glad you realize you need to change to get the parents to change. It took me a long time to realize that.

PM me and let me know if you need help with specific wording on certain issues....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,176
I would just give them a courtesy call just to...

I would just give them a courtesy call just to see what their intentions are. The reason I say that is I just had a family turn in all the papers, a pretty significant (non-refundable)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
I would probably take them on a trial basis at...

I would probably take them on a trial basis at first and I would let them know that upfront since they are the ones who are changing now. That way if you start to have issues you can let them go.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
I think to get the larger license just so you can...

I think to get the larger license just so you can fill the spots with new clients, infant or toddler. TIP: My license is for 12 as opposed to 14. With that stipulation, I don't have to pay an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,228
As a parent and a provider, I would contact the...

As a parent and a provider, I would contact the licensing agency for the daycare and ask them to do an investigation. I know that in our state (CA) these types of matters would bring the analyst out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Of course, it is up to you, but I would probably...

Of course, it is up to you, but I would probably head on over to the pool at this point. Just make sure you left her an EMAIL so you have proof that you tried to contact her. That's my take! BTW,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,283
Yeah, I know! They don't realize (or care) that...

Yeah, I know! They don't realize (or care) that you will have to make multiple trips to the bank. You may need to do what I do and shoot her a reminder on Thursdays until she gets the hang of it. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Is it CL flagging or someone else? I ask because...

Is it CL flagging or someone else? I ask because a remember a colleague of mine telling me some years ago that it was actually a competitor that was flagging her ads.

Anyway, I never list my...
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