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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,094
Posted By saved4always
I must have had really good parents...I don't...

I must have had really good parents...I don't remember any of them ever calling me to come get something after hours. So, if they had, it must have been a rare occurrence for me. Guess I was lucky...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,094
Posted By saved4always
Two of my own 3 kids had special blankets or...

Two of my own 3 kids had special blankets or stuffed animals that were comfort items. I always allowed the children I cared for in my home to have a lovey at naptime. They stayed in their bag or...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-01-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,126
Posted By saved4always
likethis I worked in a center and we had...

likethis

I worked in a center and we had one room for infants, one for toddlers and one for preschool aged kids. Between licensing rules and ratios that say how many kids can be in a room, we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,108
Posted By saved4always
Yep! This is exactly how her article happened!

Yep! This is exactly how her article happened!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,108
Posted By saved4always
likethis This for sure!!!!!

likethis This for sure!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,826
Posted By saved4always
I only took teacher's kids or families with...

I only took teacher's kids or families with schedules like teachers. I would be willing to start around 6:40 am but did not watch anyone past 4 pm. I didn't take anyone who could not fit these...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,436
Posted By saved4always
I used to have a young group like that who dumped...

I used to have a young group like that who dumped everything. I used those fabric bins, too. I ended up only allowing one bin out at a time and I "hid" the rest where they couldn't get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,783
Posted By saved4always
Wow. Just read this all today. That got a little...

Wow. Just read this all today. That got a little intense. :eek:

I just wanted to say for myself: thank you, Michael, for providing this forum and all the work you do on it so that daycare...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-10-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,776
Posted By saved4always
She is probably just embarrassed and is not sure...

She is probably just embarrassed and is not sure if you are upset with her. Especially if she is younger. If you just act normal and friendly, she will probably get comfortable again in a day or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,051
Posted By saved4always
likethis Totally agree with this, too....she did...

likethis Totally agree with this, too....she did have time to think before hitting send and she sent it anyways. It is not like the rudeness just popped out of her mouth, she put it in writing. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,051
Posted By saved4always
likethis This is exactly what I thought when I...

likethis This is exactly what I thought when I read the OP! I could almost see someone who had never had a child being this stupid, but someone who is a mom and went through childbirth herself??!!!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,410
Posted By saved4always
From my understanding, it is very unsafe for a...

From my understanding, it is very unsafe for a baby to sleep in a swing as it puts them in a position where they can suffocate. The same for sleeping in infant seats.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,555
Posted By saved4always
If I got a warning that my area should take...

If I got a warning that my area should take shelter, I would wake them and take them to the basement. Otherwise, I would watch the weather on tv/internet and through the windows so I know if it gets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 471,201
Posted By saved4always
Wow, I don't understand people who think you want...

Wow, I don't understand people who think you want to watch their kids or grandkids for free, especially regularly like that. I hope she gets the hint!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-26-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,821
Posted By saved4always
Could it be that they are closed to enrolling...

Could it be that they are closed to enrolling anymore discounted children at this time? There could be a policy that only so many spots are discounted. I know our church's daycare is only supposed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,765
Posted By saved4always
I love my Haan, too, so far. It has a canister...

I love my Haan, too, so far. It has a canister that comes off that comes in handy for steam cleaning things like sinks and tubs if you choose. I also like it because it just pushes and releases the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,247
Posted By saved4always
Definitely too early to plan. ;):) Just relax...

Definitely too early to plan. ;):) Just relax and figure it out once you actually get pregnant and are nearing delivery time. It is impossible to even plan what daycare kids you will actually have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,054
Posted By saved4always
I would do it for this 7:30 time. If it was...

I would do it for this 7:30 time. If it was something early like 6 am, I would not feel it was worth it. Nothing that makes me lose sleep time ;).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By saved4always
likethis When I moved to one area of the house,...

likethis When I moved to one area of the house, I also went through all the toys and kept what the kids actually played with and got rid of the best. Pairing down and organizing really helped keep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By saved4always
I know where your husband is coming from. I was...

I know where your husband is coming from. I was the one doing in home daycare but I was also the one who got totally fed up with it taking over our home. I just got to the point where I needed to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,907
Posted By saved4always
I personally have termed a baby who required...

I personally have termed a baby who required constant carrying. Most babies I have had were not carried constantly at home and did not require every moment of my attention so I could provide care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,611
Posted By saved4always
happyface:lol:happyface:lol:happyface:lol: ...

happyface:lol:happyface:lol:happyface:lol:

Love your story!!! You could have a great career in writing!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-11-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,022
Posted By saved4always
Definitely sounds like it is a blessing....

Definitely sounds like it is a blessing. Especially since you now found out your kids were not really happy there. Your kids will have a better summer now and you will be more at ease somewhere...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-11-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,929
Posted By saved4always
This is what I was going to say. :)

This is what I was going to say. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,402
Posted By saved4always
Nope, never had that happen. Rude, rude, rude. ...

Nope, never had that happen. Rude, rude, rude. I could see maybe calling or texting to ask if they could get something they forgot. But just showing up like that AND acting annoyed, too.....no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,742
Posted By saved4always
In that case....no way to any kind of after hours...

In that case....no way to any kind of after hours meeting and no to watching her child anymore effective immediately. No way would I agree to keep my child away from a daycare child. It is your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By saved4always
Our church has a daycare and a preschool. The...

Our church has a daycare and a preschool. The daycare is licensed but I don't believe they had to do anything additional to have the preschool part. We are in Ohio.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,192
Posted By saved4always
I am glad you are feeling better about it all. I...

I am glad you are feeling better about it all. I totally understand how hard it is to be able to take off work for sick children. Sometimes this forum sounds like it should be no big deal, but it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,192
Posted By saved4always
I guess my area must be odd. As far as I know...

I guess my area must be odd. As far as I know most of my dcf's over the years had a specific pediatrician or specific practice with a group of physicians they saw for issues just as I do and went...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,192
Posted By saved4always
I am one who trusts a doctor's opinion. I know...

I am one who trusts a doctor's opinion. I know that is kind of unpopular these days.....I am very trusting of authority :). So, after 2 different doctors say it is not HFMD, I would accept the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-06-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 62,775
Posted By saved4always
I think you miss the point that, if a parent...

I think you miss the point that, if a parent signs an agreement that includes paying for the provider's vacation, the parent has to abide by the agreement. I personally did not charge for any time I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,914
Posted By saved4always
That's the part I was missing....the 50...

That's the part I was missing....the 50 employees...forgot about that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,087
Posted By saved4always
They definitely didn't take you seriously. I...

They definitely didn't take you seriously. I guess they just expected you to continue to be taken advantage of and to continue to give care over and above what most providers will do.

I re-read...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,444
Posted By saved4always
Sounds to me like Blackcat's approach may work...

Sounds to me like Blackcat's approach may work well for you. That mom picking up later than she used to may work really hard to commit to earlier pick up if it costs her less. Money always talks. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,914
Posted By saved4always
I thought that with the Family Medical Leave act...

I thought that with the Family Medical Leave act or whatever it is called, they had to let moms take up to 12 weeks....not necessarily paid. I had my last child 12 years ago before that law so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,914
Posted By saved4always
I think each family does do what is best for...

I think each family does do what is best for their situation. Actually, in my experience with my own kids, sometimes the family who comes to "help" only mean they want to come hold the baby. Not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,468
Posted By saved4always
Congratulations! I did the same thing before I...

Congratulations! I did the same thing before I got pregnant with my daughter. We were "definitely done" til we changed our minds. After I sold all the baby stuff, of course. She is a definite...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-01-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,433
Posted By saved4always
Ahhhh, I see what you mean. I was never involved...

Ahhhh, I see what you mean. I was never involved in that part of it so I am not sure exactly what rules they have to follow. I would think it is ok to have a policy where church members or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,643
Posted By saved4always
Yes, this....tell her she cannot use the cubbies...

Yes, this....tell her she cannot use the cubbies in YOUR home as mailboxes for letters of any kind, especially ones that slander you. She can mail the letters to the parents herself if she wants to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-01-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,433
Posted By saved4always
Actually, the daycare at my church has to follow...

Actually, the daycare at my church has to follow all the same licensing requirements of every other daycare in Ohio. And our licensing lady can be tough. ;) We had to make a lot of changes to the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-01-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,433
Posted By saved4always
Cheerfuldom gave some very legitimate reasons...

Cheerfuldom gave some very legitimate reasons above that would cause the changes in your placement on the list. I could totally see unexpectedly pregnant employees of the daycare and siblings of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,285
Posted By saved4always
Apparently DCD must know his kids are a handful...

Apparently DCD must know his kids are a handful since he didn't seem upset about this. I think you did the right thing. And a center does sound like a better place for them for the reasons you told...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,285
Posted By saved4always
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,564
Posted By saved4always
I would have sent another text at 4:31 to both...

I would have sent another text at 4:31 to both mom and dad (mom since it sounds like you could at least contact her) telling them that you are taking your child to the doctor and that you will have...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-30-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 62,775
Posted By saved4always
If it is in their contract and you sign it...

If it is in their contract and you sign it (AGREEING to it by SIGNING it), you sure do pay them what you agreed to!

It is always enlightening to hear complaints about paying for daycare from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,950
Posted By saved4always
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,087
Posted By saved4always
Yes to all of the above! They are using you and...

Yes to all of the above! They are using you and you are the one who can put a stop to it by taking all the advice above.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,950
Posted By saved4always
The crying is just manipulative. She wants you...

The crying is just manipulative. She wants you to feel bad for her and give in to her by making a crying scene. If it was really less expensive at the old daycare she would go back there. She was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,346
Posted By saved4always
I was about to say not to charge her. Then I...

I was about to say not to charge her. Then I read your update....definitely charge.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 471,201
Posted By saved4always
When I worked at a center, I had a 2 year old who...

When I worked at a center, I had a 2 year old who would slap me in the face and tell me no when I would be talking to him on his level. Such a lovely, well behaved child. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,712
Posted By saved4always
:hug: I am so sorry that they were so awful...

:hug:

I am so sorry that they were so awful and upset you so much. I would have been a wreck after that, too. At least he showed his true colors in the interview so you know not to take them on.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,861
Posted By saved4always
Totally not tired of hearing the updates. You...

Totally not tired of hearing the updates. You need a place to get your feelings out and everyone here is willing to help however they can and are the most likely to truly understand how hurtful...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-01-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,279
Posted By saved4always
Wow. Kinda sounds like she doesn't want to be...

Wow. Kinda sounds like she doesn't want to be bothered. I always greeted all my parents at the door and discussed the day with them. Sounds like you are making the right decision looking for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,991
Posted By saved4always
I had a dcd who brought his 2 year old directly...

I had a dcd who brought his 2 year old directly from bed to my home early in the morning and would stick her on my couch still asleep. Overflowing nighttime pee diapers are just disgusting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,982
Posted By saved4always
That is the way it is here, too. Parents in this...

That is the way it is here, too. Parents in this area looking at in home care don't even ask about licensing. It isn't on their radar and they definitely would not want to pay more for it.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,982
Posted By saved4always
One of my neighbor friends who is on the...

One of my neighbor friends who is on the neighborhood "Mommy Board" on FB has noticed a lot of sahm's starting to do in home daycare lately. At one time, there were about 5 in home daycares on my...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-01-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 58,453
Posted By saved4always
When I worked full time outside the home, there...

When I worked full time outside the home, there was a big snow storm. I took the bus downtown and my husband went to drop the kids off at our daycare center. My husband got there and it was closed....
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-01-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 58,453
Posted By saved4always
For my in home daycare, I watched all teacher's...

For my in home daycare, I watched all teacher's children. At first, I did not charge for snow days. However, one winter we had many snow days and not getting paid for all of those days killed my...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-01-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,279
Posted By saved4always
You are right to be concerned. Your childcare...

You are right to be concerned. Your childcare provider should not be constantly watching tv instead of caring for the kids. I did childcare in my home for years. The only time the tv was on was for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,861
Posted By saved4always
Exactly!

Exactly!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,861
Posted By saved4always
I would totally feel bitter, too. I am so sorry...

I would totally feel bitter, too. I am so sorry that this family turned out to be so selfish.

I had a situation years ago where I offered care for 2 children from my church for the price of...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-13-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,293
Posted By saved4always
I would be more concerned with removing my...

I would be more concerned with removing my children from care where they were mistreated than I would be about a provider "faking" a sick day. If someone was actually being cruel to my child, I...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-13-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 58,453
Posted By saved4always
I provided child care in my home. My policy was...

I provided child care in my home. My policy was basically, if I chose to close due to illness or whatever, I did not charge for the day. If there was a snow day, I charged for the whole day even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,693
Posted By saved4always
:hug: So sorry you are going through this...

:hug:

So sorry you are going through this right now. :( I'll be praying for you and your family. Try to focus on what is important right now, your mom, and try to ignore the selfishness of your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,437
Posted By saved4always
Oh, and the kids and parents all call me Miss...

Oh, and the kids and parents all call me Miss "First Name". Even years later I have kids pass me in the neighborhood call me that when they say hi. The little ones often called me a combination or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,437
Posted By saved4always
I always said child care provider when I did in...

I always said child care provider when I did in home care. I called myself toddler teacher when I was at the center because that was the "title" I had. I never called myself a babysitter, although...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,987
Posted By saved4always
Hmmm...that is good to know.

Hmmm...that is good to know.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,987
Posted By saved4always
:lol::lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,987
Posted By saved4always
Sounds like teething to me. :D;) I couldn't...

Sounds like teething to me. :D;) I couldn't resist either. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,818
Posted By saved4always
I did interviews during business hours and had...

I did interviews during business hours and had parents bring their child for a short playdate during daycare hours if they requested it but only if I had an opening and was actually looking to fill...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 22,835
Posted By saved4always
You definitely have to be careful about blogs. ...

You definitely have to be careful about blogs. One of my son's friends is a new mom. Her baby is one year old and I think she is 21 years old. Maybe younger. She has her own blog. She writes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 22,835
Posted By saved4always
It sounds like you are making a great start. It...

It sounds like you are making a great start. It is hard leaving your baby and worrying about what is going on when you are not there. You would eventually drive yourself crazy with all that sitting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 22,835
Posted By saved4always
I agree that the very part time...only 8 hours a...

I agree that the very part time...only 8 hours a week....makes it difficult, if not nearly impossible for baby to adjust to the provider and the provider's home. Part time babies almost always take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 22,835
Posted By saved4always
Yep, maternity leave here is not so generous. ...

Yep, maternity leave here is not so generous. When I had my boys 18 and 20 years ago, I got 6 weeks....yes WEEKS....of paid maternity leave (I think the first was full pay and the second was 60% or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,695
Posted By saved4always
This is how I feel about it, too. It is to be...

This is how I feel about it, too. It is to be expected and a learning experience outside my home at school, etc. But, my child doesn't need to feel left out while in his own home. I would also have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 22,835
Posted By saved4always
Or "volunteering" ;).

Or "volunteering" ;).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 22,835
Posted By saved4always
likethis Well said. I absolutely love kids (I...

likethis Well said. I absolutely love kids (I can't help but make faces and smile at adorable babies in church ;)) but I would never have watched someone else's for free. Income was always the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,645
Posted By saved4always
My first kids came at 6:40 a.m. and I got up at...

My first kids came at 6:40 a.m. and I got up at 6:30 p.m. I never got past washing my face and brushing my teeth. So, I always still had my sweats on when the kids arrived. :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,695
Posted By saved4always
I know I am an over protective mama bear, but...

I know I am an over protective mama bear, but that treatment would be grounds to term for me. My thing with doing daycare in my home was that it could not adversely affect my own children. That mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 22,835
Posted By saved4always
In my experience, with both my own very clingy...

In my experience, with both my own very clingy daughter and clingy daycare children :), a quick hug and good bye is best at drop off. Any prolonging does not improve the situation. It is not that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,761
Posted By saved4always
My contract always said parents are responsible...

My contract always said parents are responsible for back up care. I do have a couple neighbors who I give the number of for back up but I wouldn't call them myself. I would also usually give them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,251
Posted By saved4always
After reading this, maybe I am not overly...

After reading this, maybe I am not overly cautious about these things. :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,251
Posted By saved4always
I feel for them that they are short on money, but...

I feel for them that they are short on money, but I feel that not treating the fleas is borderline child abuse. How can they keep allowing a situation where their child is covered in bites? All...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,572
Posted By saved4always
I like both but would probably get the second...

I like both but would probably get the second one...I think because it can be a necklace and I am a jewelry lover.;) Kind of reminds me of the Orgami Owl tags I just got at a home party. So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,843
Posted By saved4always
I don't know how you would be able to get around...

I don't know how you would be able to get around sometimes having repairs or remodeling done during daycare hours. I don't know of many companies that do repairs on weekends or evenings. At least...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 16,418
Posted By saved4always
That is so sweet...just shows that, if a gift is...

That is so sweet...just shows that, if a gift is chosen with thought and caring, it doesn't matter what it costs. I bet your kids had the best time with that! Great lesson for DCG, too, in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 16,418
Posted By saved4always
I liked getting pictures of the kids. My parents...

I liked getting pictures of the kids. My parents usually gave me smaller unframed ones, usually thier Christmas card pics. I still have some of my favorites on the side of my refrigerator. I put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By saved4always
I worked for a center for a year and we had to...

I worked for a center for a year and we had to get CPR certified and background checked with fingerprints. We were required to pay for our own classes and for the background check. The rational was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 16,418
Posted By saved4always
Best: A week's pay...I had 2 families who did...

Best: A week's pay...I had 2 families who did this....I loved them. happyface I usually got great gifts from my dcp's. I had one who knew what stores were my favorite and would get me a $25 gift...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,024
Posted By saved4always
It is flu season.... If there is any chance that...

It is flu season.... If there is any chance that this was actual vomit, not spitting up, I would definitely take a really quick shower to disinfect myself from any vomiting germs. It would be really...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-03-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,951
Posted By saved4always
I used to provide chiildcare in my home for 8...

I used to provide chiildcare in my home for 8 years. I have to admit that my favorite families were those who showed their appreciation with a meaningful bonus. I had a couple families who gave me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,853
Posted By saved4always
I was raised as a Catholic but I became a born...

I was raised as a Catholic but I became a born again Christian 12 years ago. We go to a non-denominational church that believes the Bible is God's Word. I am more right leaning in my beliefs. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,692
Posted By saved4always
My husband was just reading me an article the...

My husband was just reading me an article the other day about the research on these types of early education programs that were done at a state level. I believe it said that by 3rd grade, the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,692
Posted By saved4always
likethis You hit the nail on the head, Willow.......

likethis You hit the nail on the head, Willow.... At this point, Obama can't use Bush as the scapegoat for the issues our country is facing. Sorry, you don't get to blame your predecessor over 4...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-05-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,402
Posted By saved4always
This is unacceptable in our state, too. I would...

This is unacceptable in our state, too. I would remove my child from care, too, if this was used as "discipline".
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,831
Posted By saved4always
I have a biter now, too.:( He is 2.5 years old...

I have a biter now, too.:( He is 2.5 years old and is non-verbal so cannot voice his frustration. He bites when other children take toys from him or when he wants a toy that another child has and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,985
Posted By saved4always
You can private message blackcat. I like...

You can private message blackcat.

I like that we can post photos there and be more open. Anyone can see what is written on this forum so it is nice to be able to share things and know that it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,348
Posted By saved4always
I work in a center now and there are cameras and...

I work in a center now and there are cameras and they do not bother me at all. When I used to do childcare in my house, though, there is no way I would have allowed a camera. While there is nothing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,905
Posted By saved4always
My beagle wouldn't hurt anyone either...his bark...

My beagle wouldn't hurt anyone either...his bark is truly bigger than his bite. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,905
Posted By saved4always
LOL! I am just picturing my beagle when someone...

LOL! I am just picturing my beagle when someone is at the door, or walking by the house, or walking on the next street, or is delivering something next door....he is a very naughty beagle who has...
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