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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,350
Posted By mskaykay
Thank you everyone for your responses! I was...

Thank you everyone for your responses! I was thinking kindermats were the way to go.... now the search is on for the best deal! thanks again!:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,350
Posted By mskaykay
Nap Mats

I am finally in the process of setting up my home daycare after many years of teaching and directing at centers. My question is this... What do most of you use for naptime? Do you have children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,512
Posted By mskaykay
The last few years I have asked each parent to...

The last few years I have asked each parent to bring a wrapped book (no more that $5) in a brown paper bags so their child doesn't see. At our Christmas party we have a Santa come and hands the book...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,303
Posted By mskaykay
I would say finish your degree. And get lots of...

I would say finish your degree. And get lots of experience with the business aspect and interpersonal relations. Learn how to handle a staff, how to properly hire and fire. I have found that so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,887
Posted By mskaykay
Every year we get a group of kids who insist on...

Every year we get a group of kids who insist on hugging on and another as they leave. We no longer allow it. Not only does it slow down pick ups but heaven forbid one child didn't get their, hug...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,210
Posted By mskaykay
We allow children to come already in costume and...

We allow children to come already in costume and party first thing in the morning and then change the children out of their costumes by 10:30 am. We also encourage everyone to come in last years...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,865
Posted By mskaykay
Thank you for the advice. The director before me...

Thank you for the advice. The director before me used to make life miserable for employees who were causing problems, cut hours, harder classes, cleaning duty, so on so on, and as a regular employee...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,865
Posted By mskaykay
The other teachers in that room are wonderful. I...

The other teachers in that room are wonderful. I guess my problem is that I don't have the support from the owners to make the changes. She hasn't had an issue with any other children but I feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,865
Posted By mskaykay
Not Sure If I Can Keep Doing This

I work as a center director. The last few months have been hard and I have seriously been considering leaving my job. I have 18 staff members. One gives me the most trouble. She seems to think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,720
Posted By mskaykay
Thank you everyone.... I think I am going to wait...

Thank you everyone.... I think I am going to wait till I hear from mom. I am going to call her in a few minutes they should have the results by now. Fingers Crossed
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,720
Posted By mskaykay
Do I wait till it is confirmed by the blood work...

Do I wait till it is confirmed by the blood work later today or just go ahead and put out the warning. I am in a center with 120 kids and have at least three pregnant mom. Or should I just let the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,720
Posted By mskaykay
Measles!

Today I had a parent call me whose child's last day was last Friday. She needed to give me a written notice for her child and asked if she could email it. When I said that was fine she informed me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,119
Posted By mskaykay
14 years here.... Total 357

14 years here....



Total 357
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,987
Posted By mskaykay
Unfortunately in the last year I have had to term...

Unfortunately in the last year I have had to term three children for behavior issues (2 were school age and very similar to the one you described). You just have to come to the conclusion that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 17,698
Posted By mskaykay
My favorite..... the broom may not touch the...

My favorite..... the broom may not touch the ground. We had to hang hooks in every classroom to hang brooms from.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,621
Posted By mskaykay
Same here.... I just found out that the child...

Same here.... I just found out that the child that started the epidemic here a few months ago has it again.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,638
Posted By mskaykay
In CA.... anytime a child needs to be seen by a...

In CA.... anytime a child needs to be seen by a Dr because of an incident at the center we need to fill out an unusual incident report and submit it to licensing. Have all your teachers who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,210
Posted By mskaykay
One year we made lots of homemade playdough and...

One year we made lots of homemade playdough and put it in plastic baggies and attached a business card to each baggie. I have also ordered lots of tiny bottles of bubbles (like the kind they pass...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,199
Posted By mskaykay
I would probably have an indoor camping trip. ...

I would probably have an indoor camping trip. Build tents out of sheets, tell stories around a fake fire (I have used a small fan with tissue paper attached), pretend fish, go on a bear hunt.......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,379
Posted By mskaykay
The thing about hand foot and mouth is that kids...

The thing about hand foot and mouth is that kids are most contagious before symptoms show up so its hard to catch. My daughter caught it (I figure from me since all the sick kiddos had to hang in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,379
Posted By mskaykay
We had a huge outbreak a few months ago. We are a...

We had a huge outbreak a few months ago. We are a center of 120 and about 50 got it. The rule of thumb for us was 48 hrs fever free and all bumps scabbed over. Each case was different though and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,866
Posted By mskaykay
I have found that it takes working at a few bad...

I have found that it takes working at a few bad centers to really understand what makes a good one. Quitting took courage. I would call licensing and make sure your name is taken off as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,247
Posted By mskaykay
Well then my next question would be do I give it...

Well then my next question would be do I give it to all families (I have 123 students) or just a select few. The owners aren't looking for quotes for the website they are looking for people to go on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,247
Posted By mskaykay
Online Reviews

The owners of my facility would like for some of the parents to go online and review our center. They want me to ask a few of the families who I know love us to do this for them. But my feeling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 808,881
Posted By mskaykay
Upset with myself

I caught myself being rude to parents today because..... well they are idiots.

I can usually hide my frustration from parents but today I'm done. I have 18 teachers asking dumb questions or not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,429
Posted By mskaykay
We use childcare manager which is easy once you...

We use childcare manager which is easy once you get the hang of it. Recently I added rapid tuition and it processes checks and credit cards all in one program
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,305
Posted By mskaykay
I once had a teacher give a beaded necklace to...

I once had a teacher give a beaded necklace to each of her kids. When a child tattled they lost their necklace. They were only allowed to tattle if someone was hurt. Before they child spoke the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,045
Posted By mskaykay
Ok then my next idea would be to contact your...

Ok then my next idea would be to contact your local community college child development program, see if you can advertise there. Students who don't have as much experience are more willing to take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,045
Posted By mskaykay
Ok the first girl... write her up. I would also...

Ok the first girl... write her up. I would also put her on a performance improvement plan saying that one more violation she is terminated. Second I would advertise for a teacher. If you find...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,337
Posted By mskaykay
Yes I am full time. I have been at the center...

Yes I am full time. I have been at the center for 10 years and took the directors position the day I came back from maternity leave because the previous director had an accident. I was too...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,337
Posted By mskaykay
The good thing is that I know I have a steady job...

The good thing is that I know I have a steady job any will be getting a pay check twice a month. On the other hand, I have 120 children, 18 staff members and make about 23,000 a year with minimal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,337
Posted By mskaykay
I am the director of a center with 120 children...

I am the director of a center with 120 children which means I can check out the boards a few times a day when I am suppose to be billing hehe but I sit here dreaming that I would so much rather have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,541
Posted By mskaykay
The guy we used last time was really good. He...

The guy we used last time was really good. He came to our center for 8 people I think and he did the class on a week night after work. I can pm his email address to you if you like.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,954
Posted By mskaykay
This is how it is in CA but you can probably...

This is how it is in CA but you can probably check with the department of labor for your state.... If an employee is terminated they have to be given their final paycheck including any unused...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,407
Posted By mskaykay
Your director is probably scared of licensing. ...

Your director is probably scared of licensing. From a licensing prospective, it needs to look like she took action against a parents complaint of abuse. Having said that, she handled it badly. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,445
Posted By mskaykay
We recently had an out break of hand foot and...

We recently had an out break of hand foot and mouth at our center. Our policy is that a child can not return with out a doctor's note stating that the child is no longer contagious. However, if a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,352
Posted By mskaykay
I would say you need an answer right away so you...

I would say you need an answer right away so you can either decline or accept the other job. Say you need a response by the end of business the next day so you can let the other job know. And if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,352
Posted By mskaykay
You should leave it to the director to inform...

You should leave it to the director to inform everyone. You can ask if she would like you to stay one day and introduce the new teacher to the families. Whenever I left a job I would tell the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,352
Posted By mskaykay
Your director probably understands the problems...

Your director probably understands the problems with the other teacher. If she doesn't then that's a whole different reason for leaving. I am a center director and my advice to you is set up a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,562
Posted By mskaykay
I am the director of a center of 120 children who...

I am the director of a center of 120 children who is looking to start a family daycare. While certain aspects of the job get easier and your body is able to handle it better, you will always have...