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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By Homebody
I have a parent that gave goddie bags to the kids...

I have a parent that gave goddie bags to the kids for Christmas and she just wrote down "Friend" instead of a name on the bags. She didn't buy anything for the young infants, just asked how many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By Homebody
I'm on the Kansas side of the KC area and rates...

I'm on the Kansas side of the KC area and rates are anywhere from $100-$175 for 18 months and up, and $150-$225 for infants. It all depends on if you are in a low income or high income area. Also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By Homebody
It's my understanding that this place is still...

It's my understanding that this place is still open, and the state has not said if they will look into the matter.

I live about a half hour from this place, but I'm in Kansas. I was not aware at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
Posted By Homebody
They are having his funeral the day after he...

They are having his funeral the day after he died? In my own experience funerals are usually a few days after. I would be a little suspicious. If this is true though, I would respond with something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 965
Posted By Homebody
This was my daughter too! I nursed my son until...

This was my daughter too! I nursed my son until he was 22 months. I hadn't planned on nursing my daughter until she was almost 3. I thought maybe until around 2 years like my son, but it didnt happen...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By Homebody
Exactly what I was thinking! This why they need...

Exactly what I was thinking! This why they need to be shut down before a child loses their life!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By Homebody
This is So Disturbing!

This is from my local news. This place needs to be shut down! I feel so sick to my stomach reading this article. I can't believe they are exempt from having a State License and getting inspections...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 977
Posted By Homebody
If he hasn't brought her all week to avoid...

If he hasn't brought her all week to avoid paying, to me that is breach of contract. Services would automatically be terminated.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,286
Posted By Homebody
I would definitely tell him that he needs to stop...

I would definitely tell him that he needs to stop or care will be terminated. Your daycare kids lives are at risk. This reminds me of a heartbreaking accident that occurred in my area. A daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By Homebody
The only thing I have in my policies about drop...

The only thing I have in my policies about drop offs is that I don't allow them during quiet/nap time. I did have a 2 yr old dcg that would throw major fits if she was dropped off later that normal....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By Homebody
I used to have siblings (brother and sister) who...

I used to have siblings (brother and sister) who were preschool age that split the week between their parents. It was when I first started out and needed the income. They came on Thursdays and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By Homebody
I can't remember if I have or haven't, but my...

I can't remember if I have or haven't, but my sister who also does daycare had one recently. She heard a lot of crying, and went into her living room and found it full of babies still in their car...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,123
Posted By Homebody
I just termed a dcg for a lot less reasons than...

I just termed a dcg for a lot less reasons than what you've given. Her last day was yesterday, and I'm looking forward to less drama and stress next week. The consistent bad behavior does effect the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By Homebody
I just got done doing cosmic yoga with the...

I just got done doing cosmic yoga with the kiddos. We try to do it at least once a week - they love it! It's perfect for days like today when it's too cold to go outside. Now they are dancing to Dave...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By Homebody
Its called echolalia. I learned about it when my...

Its called echolalia. I learned about it when my son started speech therapy. It can be normal for young children, but can become a concern if they do it as they grow older.

Here's a good article...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,144
Posted By Homebody
I personally would be afraid of the baby rolling...

I personally would be afraid of the baby rolling off of it. All my dc kids nap in a separate room from where I'm at, so there would be no way I could do that with a baby. I wonder if the 4 month old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Homebody
Like I said I don't think there is a wrong way or...

Like I said I don't think there is a wrong way or right way of doing it. This is how I've chosen to run my business by giving current families the same rate for new babies as their sibling, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Homebody
I have a mom expecting a baby and I'm giving her...

I have a mom expecting a baby and I'm giving her the same old rate as her daughter who is in our care instead of the new rate. New families get the new rate, but new babies of a current family get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Homebody
I have a parent who parks in the middle of the...

I have a parent who parks in the middle of the driveway. Its wide enough for two cars to park side by side up by the house. He's been told to park on one side or the other, but he always parks in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,196
Posted By Homebody
This reminds me a lot of my nephew when he was a...

This reminds me a lot of my nephew when he was a baby. His parents finally had him evaluated and found out he had low muscle tone, and they had to start doing physical therapy with him.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,012
Posted By Homebody
likethis This is exactly what I was thinking.

likethis This is exactly what I was thinking.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By Homebody
My husband and I do group daycare and we have 3...

My husband and I do group daycare and we have 3 infants (a 4th infant on Friday's only) and 3 toddlers, and my 3 year old daughter and son who's in kindergarten. Our routine is pretty much like yours...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,369
Posted By Homebody
I would love to have a four day work week too!...

I would love to have a four day work week too! When I first started all I had was a few part timers and had Mondays off. It was so nice having that extra day off, and I felt so much more rested and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By Homebody
I dont offer praise very often. I usually just...

I dont offer praise very often. I usually just say "thank you" for helping to clean up, sharing, sneezing in their arm, etc. Its just showing them that I appreciate whatever they are doing, and makes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By Homebody
I have 22 month old that won't eat burritos. So,...

I have 22 month old that won't eat burritos. So, she gets it deconstructed with shredded cheese and the meat and tortilla all separated.

I agree with the others about keeping it simple and foods...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By Homebody
I agree with the previous posters. Close when you...

I agree with the previous posters. Close when you need to, and let them figure it out. It's obvious they are taking advantage of you. You can provide a caring environment for this child during the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By Homebody
Yes, I was doing that this past spring and only...

Yes, I was doing that this past spring and only filled one spot. Then in June I had two interviews that felt like good fits and I just told them "to think it over". After a couple days I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 742
Posted By Homebody
I didn't care for him either when I was a kid. I...

I didn't care for him either when I was a kid. I found him a little creepy. I watched Captain Kangaroo and Sesame Street instead.

My kids however love Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, and I don't mind...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,319
Posted By Homebody
I used to have two school age brothers, and once...

I used to have two school age brothers, and once one of them was sick and the one who came asked me right in front of his mom if he could take a snack home to his brother, and I was like "nope you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By Homebody
Last year we made salt dough ornaments with their...

Last year we made salt dough ornaments with their hand prints in them. Used red and green food dye to make them different colors. The older kids used glitter glue sticks to decorate theirs. Lots of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By Homebody
I've never seen those before. Thanks for sharing....

I've never seen those before. Thanks for sharing. Its something to keep in mind if I get another response like that.

I responded with something similar to what the pp suggested, and haven't gotten...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By Homebody
I really like this response. Its very positive....

I really like this response. Its very positive. Thank you for suggesting it. And good idea about adding non negotiable.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By Homebody
This is a good suggestion, but it might make...

This is a good suggestion, but it might make others think that the price is negotiable.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By Homebody
I love this reply! If it were by email or phone...

I love this reply! If it were by email or phone call where other people wouldn't see or hear perhaps :D. I just don't want to be too sassy with a response on fb where others will see. I'm trying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By Homebody
That was all she asked. I don't know if it was...

That was all she asked. I don't know if it was accident. I'm just assuming she wants to know.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By Homebody
Price Negotiable???

Somebody asked if my rate was negotiable. No its not, and its already on the low side for our area.

This is on a facebook post in a swap and shop group. I dont normally put my rates in ads, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By Homebody
I agree with this. If there are no other problems...

I agree with this. If there are no other problems I would just tough it out. I currently have two 2 year olds, my 3 year old daughter, and my 5 year old son home for the summer. I also have 2 infants...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,128
Posted By Homebody
I texted her and said something similar, and...

I texted her and said something similar, and added she could start paying cash again if it would be easier, but she would need to pay the exact amount. She hasn't responded yet.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,128
Posted By Homebody
When I just had two families who paid biweekly...

When I just had two families who paid biweekly and monthly I would often wait a week or two until I had both checks. Never had any issues with the families.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,128
Posted By Homebody
Those are some good policies to have. I'm slowly...

Those are some good policies to have. I'm slowly learning as I've only been doing this for 2 years. Most of my other parents I haven't had any problems with and have been lucky. I use to have parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,128
Posted By Homebody
Yes, I do debit or credit when I'm out too. Much...

Yes, I do debit or credit when I'm out too. Much more convenient. I just use checks for the couple of remaining payments I have to make monthly that I can't do online.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,128
Posted By Homebody
Haha!!! I wish I could say that! I've only...

Haha!!! I wish I could say that!

I've only looked into Venmo, but they are starting to get bad reviews because people's bank accounts are getting frozen for no reason. I would only be interested...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,128
Posted By Homebody
That's exactly what I was thinking! As soon as I...

That's exactly what I was thinking! As soon as I make a payment I make the subtraction in my checkbook and consider it gone, whether it has been deposited or not. I feel like she is making her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,128
Posted By Homebody
Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I will...

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I will probably use a combination of the above responses. The only problem with her paying cash is that is the way she use to pay and she would never bring the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,128
Posted By Homebody
I don't know, I will have to check...I'm not very...

I don't know, I will have to check...I'm not very tech savy and honestly didn't know you could do this. It would definitely save me time driving to the bank.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,128
Posted By Homebody
Would You Respond To This Text?

So, got a text from dc mom saying "Can you please cash your check right away I'm trying to keep track of my bills. Thank you".

I'm not sure if she just means the check she gave me yesterday, or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,089
Posted By Homebody
We usually do our shopping on Friday nights too,...

We usually do our shopping on Friday nights too, but I understand the whole being too tired thing after a long week. I just try to keep in mind that if we get it out of the way then we have the whole...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By Homebody
A couple weeks ago 2 year old girl tripped and...

A couple weeks ago 2 year old girl tripped and fell and split her lip open....blood everywhere. Later on that day another 2 year old boy ran up to the window to see a fly (he's obsessed with them)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,493
Posted By Homebody
Has this family been with you long? If you can...

Has this family been with you long? If you can afford to term and can find a replacement easily, I would consider it. This mom sounds like a control freak and I think this will only get worse. And I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By Homebody
Another option would be magna doodles. I bought a...

Another option would be magna doodles. I bought a few mini ones cheap that the dc kids love to draw with. The best thing is there is no mess to deal with.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,369
Posted By Homebody
I think the Previous Poster was talking about not...

I think the Previous Poster was talking about not answering the door for early drop offs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,650
Posted By Homebody
That looks yummy! Good way to get kids to eat...

That looks yummy! Good way to get kids to eat kale :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,650
Posted By Homebody
Yep, I sometimes do this too. Never had any...

Yep, I sometimes do this too. Never had any problems. Sometimes a parent will say "mmmm something smells good". I dont get much alone time with my own kids, and would much rather spend after dc hours...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By Homebody
Thank you thats a good idea to send out as if...

Thank you thats a good idea to send out as if sending to everyone. I was concerned about being too wordy. That's pretty simple and straightforward. I'm not sure if she will be upset. She doesn't work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By Homebody
Mom asked if she could attend on days (Fridays...

Mom asked if she could attend on days (Fridays only) school is not in session. I told her she could, but now I no longer want to offer this. After my other 2 SA's leave this month I won't have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By Homebody
Help With Term Letter During Trial Period

I'm not sure how to word this term letter, and its my first time terming. It's actually for an older sibling (a SA) of an infant I started caring for. They are both in the trial period and I'm only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By Homebody
My son had silent reflux, but he didnt have...

My son had silent reflux, but he didnt have choking episodes that involved using a syringe. We just had to keep him upright for 30 minutes after feeding by holding him, using a bouncer, or exersaucer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,059
Posted By Homebody
Right now I'm having problems with my own two...

Right now I'm having problems with my own two kids (ages 5 and 3) wanting to bring their toys out to play with and dc kids (two 2 year olds) wanting to play with them. I have to keep reminding my two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,458
Posted By Homebody
Here's an article I ran across a couple weeks...

Here's an article I ran across a couple weeks ago. It was written several years ago, but its got me thinking what the government's real agenda is with all these regulations they are passing.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,798
Posted By Homebody
This is why I recently changed my policy. I had...

This is why I recently changed my policy. I had one infant a year ago and no place to store his carseat, so I left by front door. We have an open area and no way to block off. It was a constant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,798
Posted By Homebody
Thanks for the info. I will definitely check them...

Thanks for the info. I will definitely check them out. Just when I thought I had everything covered in my policies :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,798
Posted By Homebody
That's what I always thought. This has...

That's what I always thought.



This has never occurred to me. Is there documentation on this online that can be printed out to show parents?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,798
Posted By Homebody
This topic is raising a lot more questions for...

This topic is raising a lot more questions for me. One of those is if there's a small chance I can be held liable for the carseat not being installed properly, then there would be the chance I could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,798
Posted By Homebody
You all have given me a lot to consider if this...

You all have given me a lot to consider if this happens again. I only have one infant right now that uses a car seat that the mom brings in at pickup and drop off, and then takes with her when she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,798
Posted By Homebody
She hasn't responded back yet, but I might just...

She hasn't responded back yet, but I might just do that if she does.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,798
Posted By Homebody
Good point! So do you not allow them to bring...

Good point! So do you not allow them to bring them in your house when dropping off or picking up? Do you have them take the child out of the carseat while in the car?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,798
Posted By Homebody
You both have made some good points. I kind of...

You both have made some good points. I kind of regretted it after I offered to let her keep it on the porch. It's a new policy I put in place just a few months ago, and this is the first time I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,798
Posted By Homebody
Didn't Like Car Seat Policy

So I interviewed a couple weeks ago for an infant and thought things went well. A couple days later the mom informed me that they decided to go with another daycare, but would like to keep us as an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By Homebody
Thanks for sharing. I have an infant who is prone...

Thanks for sharing. I have an infant who is prone to diaper rashes. Me and his mom have tried different creams, but he still keeps getting them. The only thing that seems to help take away some of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,382
Posted By Homebody
Happened to me on 2 different occasions, with a 7...

Happened to me on 2 different occasions, with a 7 year old and a 5 year old on their first day. They didn't like what I had to offer for snack, and immediately went to the fridge to see if I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By Homebody
I usually get a little anxious. Last week I...

I usually get a little anxious. Last week I started a 6 week old, and I was nervous the night before, but more because of the mom than the baby. Its her first child and I knew how hard it was going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By Homebody
If its nice out we go outside. If we are stuck...

If its nice out we go outside. If we are stuck inside, then we turn on some music, get out the music instruments, and dance and sing. Play doh, coloring, or an art project.

Recently I started...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,404
Posted By Homebody
I'm down to just one SA now. His brother started...

I'm down to just one SA now. His brother started riding the bus home last week, as he's old enough now. After the younger brother is gone I don't think I will be taking anymore SA's. They are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,289
Posted By Homebody
Thanks! Luckily I have two pack n plays that...

Thanks! Luckily I have two pack n plays that aren't being used right now, so I will have one in the bedroom for napping and one in the living area for when I need a personal break or tend to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,404
Posted By Homebody
That sounds like fun!

That sounds like fun!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,404
Posted By Homebody
My kids always fight over the cozy coupe cars,...

My kids always fight over the cozy coupe cars, even my school agers who can barely fit in them (their arms and legs sticking out the openings, its quite comical to see them). We ended up getting 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,289
Posted By Homebody
I know, I was real nervous about taking him at...

I know, I was real nervous about taking him at that age and for only 3 days a week, but he's been great! I think a lot has to do with his parents being laid back, and his dad already has an adult...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,289
Posted By Homebody
The one I started at 8 months (he will be 2 in...

The one I started at 8 months (he will be 2 in April) has been my easiest DC kid yet, and he only comes 3 days a week. He had already been used to going to daycare prior to coming to mine, so I think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,289
Posted By Homebody
That's a good idea about letting me see him...

That's a good idea about letting me see him taking a bottle before care starts. She said his dad has been feeding him without any issues, but you never know.

If my husband wasn't here for most of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,289
Posted By Homebody
Thanks! She said dad has been bottle feeding, and...

Thanks! She said dad has been bottle feeding, and I made sure to tell her about practicing safe sleep. Hopefully she has been following this advice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,289
Posted By Homebody
Thank you, I will ask her what her routine is...

Thank you, I will ask her what her routine is with him. The younger they are the easier they do seem to adapt to a new environment.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,289
Posted By Homebody
I agree, its probably harder on the mom than...

I agree, its probably harder on the mom than baby. The hardest thing I ever had to do was go back to work when my son was 3 months old, but I was lucky in that my husband was home to watch him during...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2018, 04:08 PM
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Most children don't act the same way with mom and...

Most children don't act the same way with mom and dad around as they do when they are away from them anyway. Whenever I do interview, the kids sometimes act clingy and shy with mom and dad there, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,289
Posted By Homebody
New Infant Starting

I have a new infant starting on soon. He will be 6 weeks old and he's a BF baby. I made sure to tell his mom to get him used to being bottle fed before care starts, and she says he has been doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By Homebody
We use the ECR4Kids 2" rainbow rest mats. You can...

We use the ECR4Kids 2" rainbow rest mats. You can get a 5 pack on amazon. I slip them inside sleeping bags for extra padding. I've had them for 2 years and they haven't shown any signs of wear and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5,282
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,997
Posted By Homebody
Drives me crazy when a child keeps complaining...

Drives me crazy when a child keeps complaining they are starving after snack time. I give them plenty to eat and sometimes a little extra, but they don't understand that a snack is just a snack and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By Homebody
Thanks! I think I may keep with the one week...

Thanks! I think I may keep with the one week deposit for the first week, and then have them pay an additional one week deposit for the last week of care (due when the one month trial is over). Most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By Homebody
I recently increased it from two weeks to one...

I recently increased it from two weeks to one month because of the part timers I have. Two weeks wasn't long enough, but I agree most terminal things will come out by 6 weeks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By Homebody
This was so me as a child. I was both shy and...

This was so me as a child. I was both shy and introverted - a double whammy. Also, extremely sensitive as others have said. It seems to go hand in hand. Honestly, I think it bothered others more than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By Homebody
Yeah I think he says to call it a holding fee if...

Yeah I think he says to call it a holding fee if you don't want it to be refundable.

I agree it definitely takes longer than two weeks, especially if you get a lot of part timers like I do. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,774
Posted By Homebody
True, and I get what you are saying. Sometimes I...

True, and I get what you are saying. Sometimes I think that certain areas of this country are worse or better than others in regards to this. I mean you can see after a natural disaster occurs, or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,774
Posted By Homebody
This is where I disagree. Yes, there are alot of...

This is where I disagree. Yes, there are alot of people out there like this, but not everyone. This is where I think people are only seeing what they want to see. Yes, I see a lot of self-centered...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,774
Posted By Homebody
I agree that some people especially teachers are...

I agree that some people especially teachers are afraid to discipline anymore, as far as parents go it just depends on the parents. I remember children who acted out and got paddled in class. Did it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,774
Posted By Homebody
I'm new to the profession of being a daycare...

I'm new to the profession of being a daycare provider, but in my opinion every generation thinks that the upcoming generation is rude, disrespectful, don't know how good they have it, etc. I'm 42 and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By Homebody
I'm in Kansas. From what I understand you can...

I'm in Kansas. From what I understand you can only watch no more than two kids unrelated, and no more than 20 hours per week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By Homebody
I'd term immediately before he seriously hurts...

I'd term immediately before he seriously hurts someone.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,317
Posted By Homebody
I'm a Cute a Little Dutch Girl (there's...

I'm a Cute a Little Dutch Girl
(there's several versions of this, and you play the clapping game like for "pat-a-cake" while singing it)

I'm a cute little dutch girl
As cute as cute can be
And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By Homebody
Thanks everyone for your replies. This gives me...

Thanks everyone for your replies. This gives me some things to consider and think about. Now all I have to do is figure out the correct wording in the contract.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By Homebody
Policies On Two Week Deposit?

Right now all I require is a one week deposit to go towards the first week of care at the time of enrollment. I'm thinking of also requiring an additional two weeks for the last two weeks of care. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5,282
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,997
Posted By Homebody
That's awesome! I'm glad things worked out for...

That's awesome! I'm glad things worked out for you with the other family. That's how I'm trying to stay positive, by thinking that a better and more deserving family will come along. I at least have...
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