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Forum: Daycare and Taxes 07-07-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By Snowmom
How Do We Fill Out This PPP Forgiveness Stuff?

My brain is hurting!
I opened the form(s) from PayPal on how to apply for forgiveness and I'm seriously in tears trying to figure this stuff out! I've read and re-read all this at least a dozen...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By Snowmom
You should have gotten direction on what's...

You should have gotten direction on what's needed, if anything. Most grants either expect you to submit receipts OR simply just agree to use the funds for your business.

If there was no outlined...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 581
Posted By Snowmom
Nope, never. Unless I made an error, I...

Nope, never.

Unless I made an error, I don't apologize.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 548
Posted By Snowmom
It depends on how your contract is worded. ...

It depends on how your contract is worded.

If you contain everything that a contract needs to contain but refer to it as your handbook and contract (like I do), it is 100% enforceable in court.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By Snowmom
Like Cat herder, only if I actually know the...

Like Cat herder, only if I actually know the provider.

Otherwise, I usually give a few resources that may be helpful.

I have a neighbor who is also licensed. I actually like her and have no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Snowmom
I wouldn't bring in anything like that. ...

I wouldn't bring in anything like that.

Focus your interview on what you want in a job. Meaning: "I am looking for a position with a quality employer that will support employment with me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 548
Posted By Snowmom
I used to have 2 (handbook and also a contract). ...

I used to have 2 (handbook and also a contract).
I had them sign the contract and also sign a handbook release that states they received it and will follow all policies as outlined.

Now, I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By Snowmom
Honestly, I'd just give them notice now. I...

Honestly, I'd just give them notice now.
I refuse to be on edge with families. Communication is essential and it sounds like they don't feel the same.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Snowmom
Unless you're going to restrict families from...

Unless you're going to restrict families from coming inside (which I am in TOTAL support of and do it myself), then you are going to have to address it to her directly.

"Mom, the best approach to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Snowmom
Not here. I had two out last week. Diarrhea...

Not here.

I had two out last week. Diarrhea on one, coughing for another. Another out this week with rashes.

Still have the same "allergies" excuse. Which I do not believe since these are kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By Snowmom
Yes, I'd be concerned too. You mentioned...

Yes, I'd be concerned too.

You mentioned she's 4.5. What are the plans for the upcoming school year? Have the parents mentioned if she'd be going to kinder or preschool? Are they planning another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By Snowmom
It is much harder when they are all the same age...

It is much harder when they are all the same age and temperament. One of the reasons I prefer mixed age groups honestly. They learn empathy and leadership better in mixed age. But I digress. :D

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Snowmom
Yes/No. DCB has been here 6 months now. Mom...

Yes/No.
DCB has been here 6 months now. Mom does 100% of the drop off/pick up.
Last Friday, She came with DCD to pick up and I said "Hi, I don't think we met before". He didn't laugh and said, "I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By Snowmom
I'm sorry, that sounds frustrating. If I...

I'm sorry, that sounds frustrating.

If I may give a little advice: next time, stick with your gut. You knew it didn't feel right. Don't try to force it. Actually, even giving "benefit of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5,812
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 651,061
Posted By Snowmom
I truly don't get the Miralax trend. Someone...

I truly don't get the Miralax trend.
Someone explain this to me, since it's so common these days.

Why not just try to correct the issue naturally, with diet?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5,812
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 651,061
Posted By Snowmom
Have a changing pad, diapers and wipes right next...

Have a changing pad, diapers and wipes right next to the entrance tomorrow (and for about a week).
The child comes in needing a change, they do it right then and there.

But yes, your center...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,700
Posted By Snowmom
:lol: Been there. Yarn and balloon bowls. ...

:lol:

Been there. Yarn and balloon bowls.
Big sticky mess.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,292
Posted By Snowmom
Yea, I mean, how they dare they expect any break...

Yea, I mean, how they dare they expect any break during a 10-12 hour work day in a family daycare?

Your $150 a week should have them groveling at your feet to be grateful for the opportunity to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Snowmom
Honestly, you're lucky they even told you. ...

Honestly, you're lucky they even told you.

I'm close to Mpls too. I'm sure some of my families have gone too. They'd never tell me though.
If I did know, I would exclude for 14 days.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,700
Posted By Snowmom
Next week, we are doing these 1-breath windbags. ...

Next week, we are doing these 1-breath windbags.
I've never tried them before, so we'll see how it goes!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,202
Posted By Snowmom
I'm getting so burnt out on this drop off/pick up...

I'm getting so burnt out on this drop off/pick up procedure.

I do wear a mask for those times, but not inside with the kids. I have two washable masks and I end up those every day (hate laundry)....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Snowmom
I have nap mats similar to these:...

I have nap mats similar to these:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By Snowmom
I'm jealous. We still have over two more...

I'm jealous.

We still have over two more weeks.
My 2nd grader has totally checked out of doing anything.
My 6th grader is in tears. She's an over achiever and gotten A's in every single class...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,202
Posted By Snowmom
Yea, northern states hate him too. :lol: ...

Yea, northern states hate him too.
:lol:

Both of them actually.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 729
Posted By Snowmom
I think it's pretty cut/dry. If she isn't paying...

I think it's pretty cut/dry. If she isn't paying for a spot, you're free to offer it to someone else.
No contract sign=no guarantee.

If you find someone else, just tell her that since she didn't...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-08-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,228
Posted By Snowmom
I'm not following a lot of what you are saying...

I'm not following a lot of what you are saying here, but again, it's going to come down to what your contract says you are bound to.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-05-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,009
Posted By Snowmom
I applied for the EIDL grant in March and then...

I applied for the EIDL grant in March and then again in April (around the 7th) and still haven't seen or heard anything beyond the general "we have a high volume... yada yada".

I did apply for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By Snowmom
Parents who NEVER spent their time off with their...

Parents who NEVER spent their time off with their children are now getting a lot of face time. That = better behavior.

I don't let parents inside right now. So, my house can be messy and I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By Snowmom
Rural is a tougher market. Although you might...

Rural is a tougher market.
Although you might be surprised. It's all in how you market it.
Research contracted hours here to get some ideas on how other providers market shorter hours.

When I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By Snowmom
Are you sure you want to quit altogether? I bet...

Are you sure you want to quit altogether?
I bet shortening those hours would make a huge difference.

I don't open until 7:30 and I only take on families who need until 4:30. I switched that a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By Snowmom
PPP Loan Planning

If anyone here has gotten a PPP loan, how are you planning on documenting your expenses for loan forgiveness?

How do you prove that you pay yourself?

What if your mortgage is usually paid out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,154
Posted By Snowmom
happyfacehappyfacehappyface Congratulations....

happyfacehappyfacehappyface

Congratulations. I bet that must feel freeing.

I've never participated. I went to a couple trainings of theirs and walked out of one. The trainer was giving...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,943
Posted By Snowmom
Yikes! We did go buy a gun. I never thought...

Yikes!

We did go buy a gun. I never thought my husband and I would. But, peace of mind and all. Still makes me nervous.

Cleaning supplies are still sparse around here too.
My licensor has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5,812
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 651,061
Posted By Snowmom
I really hate that I keep learning new things I...

I really hate that I keep learning new things I need to put into my contract. Always by a "lesson learned" experience with jerky clients.

On a related note: I never thought I'd have to term...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-23-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,228
Posted By Snowmom
Ok, this puts a different spin on your legal...

Ok, this puts a different spin on your legal options.
Is your state mandating that only essential workers can use daycare?
If not, you could win in a court of law because they broke the contract...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-23-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,228
Posted By Snowmom
You said "like everyone, we stopped sending our...

You said "like everyone, we stopped sending our kid to daycare".
So, they were open?

If they were open, it was your choice to keep your child home. Your choice to leave too. You were still bound...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 793
Posted By Snowmom
There was a car line nearly a mile long at our...

There was a car line nearly a mile long at our neighborhood Taco John's last night. It's safe to assume potato olÚs are essential! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,007
Posted By Snowmom
I wouldn't take them back. And I'm petty enough...

I wouldn't take them back. And I'm petty enough to keep that information to myself too.
I assume they think you will just take them back when it's all said and done (without communicating with you)....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,536
Posted By Snowmom
I'm curious as to why?

I'm curious as to why?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By Snowmom
I'm not MD, but if it's like my state, you need...

I'm not MD, but if it's like my state, you need to input "self-employment" under work history (we had to search that specific title with the hyphen and all). Then continue on with your business info....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,943
Posted By Snowmom
Isn't it funny how most of us feel it's not a big...

Isn't it funny how most of us feel it's not a big deal to stay home, we do that anyway. :)

I'm open but low enrollment. Honestly, I really thought I would close. I still contemplate if I'm doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 913
Posted By Snowmom
It is for me. I'm making up my mind this weekend....

It is for me. I'm making up my mind this weekend.

I go back/forth about it. I'd love to stay open in one regard (for a few families) because our state is generously offering grant money to those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,445
Posted By Snowmom
Agree- who is "we"? Unregistered: ...

Agree- who is "we"?

Unregistered:
"Cameras cannot be used to monitor children while in other areas of the home or center"
Yes, they can. It's called a baby monitor and approved here as long as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By Snowmom
In my eyes, you are covered too. "DCM, as...

In my eyes, you are covered too.

"DCM, as your contract states, deposits are not refundable. You are required to give notice, which your initial deposit will cover. If you wish to wait until the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,418
Posted By Snowmom
Before disinfecting procedures on Princess Cruise...

Before disinfecting procedures on Princess Cruise Ships (Diamond & Grand), CV19 survived on cabin surfaces for 17 days!
The science of this virus is going to be quite amazing for researchers.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Snowmom
Well, I guess I won't feel guilty that I haven't...

Well, I guess I won't feel guilty that I haven't done or planned anything over the past week. :lol:

99% of my enrollment has stayed home. I should be grateful but I honestly feel strange about it!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Snowmom
Keeping Connected

Brainstorming:

What kinds of things are you doing with or for your families that are staying home to keep connected during this time?

Are you posting any activities?
Reaching out through...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By Snowmom
Wait, so the child had 2 diapers on? Wow,...

Wait, so the child had 2 diapers on?

Wow, bold.

Personally, I have a low tolerance for disrespect and would just say "see ya" today. Especially given the circumstances of the world today. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,151
Posted By Snowmom
Set the expectation NOW. How do you...

Set the expectation NOW.

How do you normally communicate with your families?
Individually? As a group email? Website/Facebook group?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By Snowmom
Omg, I am so, so sorry. That is beyond...

Omg, I am so, so sorry. That is beyond devastating and I can't even imagine how they are feeling.

Hugs to you too! :hug:

I think texting is ok right now. Shock is likely what state they are in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,418
Posted By Snowmom
It will. I give it 3-5 more days. Because...

It will.

I give it 3-5 more days. Because the stupid is real in this country.

I had to go to the drive thru to get my prescriptions yesterday and was ASTOUNDED at how many people are out!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By Snowmom
It's so surreal to see how processes have changed...

It's so surreal to see how processes have changed in such a short time!

Like everyone else, I asked IF families are able to stay home with their kids, they do it (I'm open- tuition still due). ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,149
Posted By Snowmom
Oh, that's so sweet! I'm so grateful that I...

Oh, that's so sweet!

I'm so grateful that I did not have to chase down any payments today given all but one daycare child is home.
I did not expect that. I figured I'd likely have to explain the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,253
Posted By Snowmom
I also remember there being a immunization fairly...

I also remember there being a immunization fairly quickly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By Snowmom
I get what you're saying. Question though:...

I get what you're saying.

Question though: given the fact the family has traveled overseas (OP- 3 weeks ago?), warrants mandatory testing?
Personally, I do.
The DR's offices are asking all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By Snowmom
Personally, I would likely require a DR's note to...

Personally, I would likely require a DR's note to return at all.
And I'm the one who hates going to the DR for ANYTHING.
Given the over seas travel, a DR would likely do a C19 test with those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,418
Posted By Snowmom
My letter goes out tonight. I'm placing...

My letter goes out tonight. I'm placing additional temporary exclusions to my illness policy.
In it, I did ask everyone to tell me if they are traveling over Spring Break (2 weeks from now) as there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Snowmom
Out of about 40 kids I've had come/go, I've only...

Out of about 40 kids I've had come/go, I've only really connected with 2.
Same with their parents too. I've only actually liked 3. Funny how 2 out of 3 are from the same families too.

I remind...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By Snowmom
Dang!:eek: Last Friday was a dcb's 4th...

Dang!:eek:

Last Friday was a dcb's 4th birthday. The mom took the day off. Not to spend with the boy, because he was here open-close... to the dot. But she wanted to bake and decorate for his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By Snowmom
Most cases aren't showing any symptoms for a...

Most cases aren't showing any symptoms for a week. By then, you've already exposed others.
Most kids infected are showing only cold symptoms. So tightening policies is a good idea, but again, by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By Snowmom
Anytime toy hoarding happens here, they lose that...

Anytime toy hoarding happens here, they lose that toy for the day. That tends to work well for the kids 3 yrs +.

Unfriendly play= their own separate space (also known as the "baby" space!)....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 805
Posted By Snowmom
"Mom, you caught me a little off guard yesterday...

"Mom, you caught me a little off guard yesterday when you informed me of your work hours that are changing. I won't be able to accommodate the later hours. If you need to put in your notice, please...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,454
Posted By Snowmom
How'd that work out for ya?

How'd that work out for ya?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,418
Posted By Snowmom
We have one scheduled for December. Even though...

We have one scheduled for December. Even though that's a long way away, I'm a little weary about even going then!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,418
Posted By Snowmom
:( The second case is in my neighboring...

:(

The second case is in my neighboring county.

I'm actually surprised we haven't heard from DHS directly. Usually my county's licensing reps are on top of this kind of stuff. When swine flu...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,418
Posted By Snowmom
This bothers me. Same when people bring up how...

This bothers me. Same when people bring up how the flu kills more people.

Apples/Oranges

Novel COVID19 coronavirus.
Novel=new.
New strain.
New strain=unknown
Unknown is the scary part.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By Snowmom
Good luck on your next venture. :Sunny: I...

Good luck on your next venture. :Sunny:

I have the very same child. He's 4.5, he knows the rules but has to be reminded 10x a day.

He's even lost a tooth at my house from running & falling face...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,418
Posted By Snowmom
I've been reading everything I can get my hands...

I've been reading everything I can get my hands on. :ouch:

https://www.facebook.com/DawnHasbrouckFox32Chicago/posts/2017405368405128?__tn__=K-R
This post resonated with me and was a good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By Snowmom
What is your set up? Are you a split level...

What is your set up?

Are you a split level home? Enter directly into daycare?

Personally, I would walk child to mom, say "Avery had a wonderful day, see you tomorrow" and walk away.

Unless...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,418
Posted By Snowmom
For this particular website- it is mapping...

For this particular website- it is mapping "confirmed cases" because that is what tracks the spread.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,418
Posted By Snowmom
The overall count this morning went up by over...

The overall count this morning went up by over 1000 people in less than 24 hours.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,418
Posted By Snowmom
My understanding is that they are. This is the...

My understanding is that they are.
This is the most up to date tally and most accurate count I've found available:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,418
Posted By Snowmom
I'm freaked. I'm freakish about a lot of...

I'm freaked.
I'm freakish about a lot of viruses though. I've gotten the nastiest of the nasty from being in daycare Then being that it's a respiratory illness, it makes it even tougher to deal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,644
Posted By Snowmom
I mean yes, how judgmental of me to think that a...

I mean yes, how judgmental of me to think that a parent would do what's best for the entire group of children I care for and not just them.
How dare I suggest that naps are required in group care. ...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-24-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By Snowmom
Lysol is an EPA registered product. I agree...

Lysol is an EPA registered product.

I agree that spray isn't the best choice to use around children.
Wipes would be a better option.

I agree with Michael's solution- a disposable cover...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By Snowmom
^ Yes! Give it a few weeks for him to adapt to...

^ Yes!
Give it a few weeks for him to adapt to the new environment and develop trust.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5,812
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 651,061
Posted By Snowmom
Nice! :Sunny: I kind of wish I hadn't done my...

Nice! :Sunny:
I kind of wish I hadn't done my newsletter/calendar yet so I could too!
I'm going to have to make a note of that for next year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5,812
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 651,061
Posted By Snowmom
First day back after a long weekend is torture. ...

First day back after a long weekend is torture.

Good Friday is eons away. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By Snowmom
^ Yes! For the safety of all children...

^ Yes!

For the safety of all children enrolled, please remember that drop off and pick up should be brief, allowing for just enough time for a cheerful goodbye kiss and gather your belongings. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By Snowmom
Same. I have my own supply and different...

Same.

I have my own supply and different brands. I hate the back-forth of bottles. If a mom brings milk in, I'd prefer it in a bag to go in the freezer but if it comes in a container, I'd rinse it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,622
Posted By Snowmom
In my experience, the first 3 years are the...

In my experience, the first 3 years are the hardest.
I think it's because we, as providers, go into this business with the mindset that people are generally good and do what's best for their child,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Snowmom
I am strict on my illness policy, so if a child...

I am strict on my illness policy, so if a child has a frequent or producing cough, they stay home.
However, yes, I also use face masks for children who can not or will not cover their mouth with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Snowmom
If you are looking to get an actual dollar amount...

If you are looking to get an actual dollar amount for an idea, it's going to depend on your location and the demand for childcare in your area. Your local associations, licensing agents and state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,312
Posted By Snowmom
"4.5 year old being carried in" Ah hell naw....

"4.5 year old being carried in"

Ah hell naw.

That's all I had to read. Just nope.
Let's promote those self-help skills mom. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By Snowmom
Along with what everyone else said: They wanted...

Along with what everyone else said:
They wanted you to quit for unemployment purposes. If you wouldn't have quit, they would have let you go.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By Snowmom
"I'm sorry to hear that and hope Joey feels...

"I'm sorry to hear that and hope Joey feels better soon. Please remember that payment is still due on Monday mornings. I can send you some online options that may be easier for you so you don't need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By Snowmom
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By Snowmom
I write up an addendum on my letterhead. The...

I write up an addendum on my letterhead.
The last one started like this:

Daycare Name

Family Account:
Enrolled Child:
Current Contract Type: Full Time
Current Rate:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By Snowmom
I'm not really sure what these services are but...

I'm not really sure what these services are but I'm curious as to why they can't be done at home.

I'm not a big fan of hosting services at my location. I usually tell parents that these types of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
Posted By Snowmom
:lol: OMG, the visual I'm getting is stunning.

:lol:
OMG, the visual I'm getting is stunning.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Snowmom
I have a list of contagious illnesses where I DO...

I have a list of contagious illnesses where I DO exclude if siblings are diagnosed with any of them.

Influenza is on that list.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By Snowmom
You just need 2 separate food components for AM...

You just need 2 separate food components for AM or PM snack.

I typically stick to a veggie and grain for two reasons. I know the grain will always be eaten (avoids the "my kid is STARVING every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By Snowmom
Same but by $18/week. Christmas break is paid at...

Same but by $18/week. Christmas break is paid at regular rate. Spring break can be taken at half rate.
Plus, they repay their enrollment fee (deposit) every Fall since it's forfeited in June.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By Snowmom
I was just going over this in my head a few days...

I was just going over this in my head a few days ago.
We've had so many instances of cars hitting kids that get off the bus lately. Once child died another was ok but bad injuries.
I asked myself...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
Posted By Snowmom
happyfacehappyface Every word is true in my...

happyfacehappyface
Every word is true in my eyes!
;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By Snowmom
I wouldn't think street parking would be illegal...

I wouldn't think street parking would be illegal during the winter unless it was overnight parking.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Snowmom
Congrats! Yes, it's always best to wait for a...

Congrats!
Yes, it's always best to wait for a Friday when giving them a notice period.
I'd hand them a written letter as they leave and say "I will need this signed and returned on Monday".
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,242
Posted By Snowmom
I agree. There is no way I'd expect her to...

I agree.

There is no way I'd expect her to abide by ANY policies during the term period. It's best just to cut ties and not have a domino effect going forward.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 796
Posted By Snowmom
You would need a special diet statement signed by...

You would need a special diet statement signed by a DR for almond milk. Mine looks like this: https://www.providerschoice.com/pdfs/DIET_STATEMENT.pdf
You can do Lactaid without a statement. Many of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By Snowmom
Eeks no, I never ever ever touch a car seat....

Eeks no, I never ever ever touch a car seat. That's a huge liability. That's a parental job to secure (and unsecure) their child in their car. I also don't allow them inside for the same reason.
...
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