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Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-15-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,643
Posted By Dilley Beans
My Daughter Is Going Elsewhere For Prek

My daughter needs to go elsewhere for preschool even though I teach play based preschool. We believe she needs someone other than her mother next year for school, it is play based too, for preparing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By Dilley Beans
My contract states that if your child will be...

My contract states that if your child will be gone for 5 or more weeks in a row you must pay $10/day to maintain the spot. I state that this is for work related sabaticals and paternity leaves or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2016, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By Dilley Beans
Potty Training...Here We Go Again!

I have a mom who thinks her son should come in underwear because of course he has no accidents at home. Even goes poop on the porty. That's not the issue he comes in pull ups.

The problem is he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2016, 05:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,363
Posted By Dilley Beans
Look at all the stuff you get to write off as...

Look at all the stuff you get to write off as expenses of your business, your time space for mortgage interest, gas, electric, water, garbage, etc. Those are based on space used and time, not number...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-25-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,020
Posted By Dilley Beans
It's usually $.15/day but a few laurie berkner...

It's usually $.15/day but a few laurie berkner cds I borrowed couldn't be renewed and I was a day late. They charged $1 each. Since I just got done with taxes, it was on my mind. I didn't know if it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By Dilley Beans
Watch closely for symptoms of course but I would...

Watch closely for symptoms of course but I would just tell the parents that if it was in fact Tylenol he should have stayed home and that this won't happen again. If they get super defensive you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,446
Posted By Dilley Beans
I prefer parents bring a month's worth or a whole...

I prefer parents bring a month's worth or a whole box, etc. We keep some clothing and other items as listed in my handbook. I don't want to remind them to bring more stuff that often and parents love...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-25-2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,020
Posted By Dilley Beans
Can I Claim Library Fines?

I use the library for a lot of our books since there are just so many good books and I can't own them all.

Anyway...if I get late return fees on books used for my daycare, can I claim them as an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By Dilley Beans
Baby wearing isn't necessarily the problem. I...

Baby wearing isn't necessarily the problem. I have had kids who were worn all the time at home and did ok after a week or 2 without me doing it much or at all. That said., every child is different....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,513
Posted By Dilley Beans
I read a saying the other day, "children who are...

I read a saying the other day, "children who are loved at home go to school to learn, children who are aren't, go to school to be loved." This goes for attention too. He needs more attention than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,482
Posted By Dilley Beans
Sorry, double post.

Sorry, double post.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,482
Posted By Dilley Beans
Bumbos look like a good idea, but it teaches...

Bumbos look like a good idea, but it teaches nothing as far as mobility skills go. Letting him get frustrated now will help him learn how to sit on his own sooner. Bumbo develops no muscles and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,300
Posted By Dilley Beans
Oregon child care rules state we can't rinse or...

Oregon child care rules state we can't rinse or swish, or wash cloth diapers during care hours for sanitary reasons. So in the bag it goes unless it will plop.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By Dilley Beans
I specifically say in my hand book that children...

I specifically say in my hand book that children must come in shoes that they can completely put on by themselves. If they can't tie shoes then they don't come in time shoes. I have one mom who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By Dilley Beans
This. It is your business. Have a few interviews...

This. It is your business. Have a few interviews lined up for full time care so you don'tend up losing several weeks of income from these kids if you can't find new clients for a few weeks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 32
Poll: A Fresh Idea
Views: 1,603
Posted By Dilley Beans
I will start out by saying I do not charge more...

I will start out by saying I do not charge more for my services than standard in the area. I also am feeding 7 children and 2 adults daily and keeping within the reimbursements that the USDA food...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,966
Posted By Dilley Beans
My USDA Food rep said I had to feed any child...

My USDA Food rep said I had to feed any child that arrives before 9am. I would check that you're not going to get in trouble with them for refusing to feed this child.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,422
Posted By Dilley Beans
I get messages for "how much? " a lot. Ratio...

I get messages for "how much? " a lot. Ratio seems to be important to lots also. But price is the qualifier so I have to assume it is #1.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,891
Posted By Dilley Beans
I charge $10 per contracted day if parents are...

I charge $10 per contracted day if parents are going to be on sabbatical for 5 weeks or more. Their child cannot come during this time so I am able to take drop in daycare kids to fill that spot if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 772
Posted By Dilley Beans
Yes, she's paying the week before and not the...

Yes, she's paying the week before and not the invoice that arrived in her inbox today. I guess I'll just have to tell her since it looks like yours. Thanks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 772
Posted By Dilley Beans
Minute Menu Billing Question

I use minute menu kids and www.childcarepay.com for my billing. I send out bills on Friday for the coming week. When do you send them out?

I have a mom who doesn't seem to understand you prepay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,786
Posted By Dilley Beans
She's in daycare, not 96...there is time for her...

She's in daycare, not 96...there is time for her dream to come true at other birthdays and on someone else's liability policy.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-16-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,327
Posted By Dilley Beans
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-10-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,327
Posted By Dilley Beans
USDA Food Program...profit or reimbursement???

Is the USDA food program check a reimbursement or revenue? I don't know how to categorize it and if I pay taxes on that check.

Also, are my food receipts applied as expenses even if I am enrolled...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,887
Posted By Dilley Beans
Thank goodness for handbooks and enforcing them....

Thank goodness for handbooks and enforcing them. I'm sure this mother loves her children, but she has an odd way of showing it.

1. Never bring your kid to school if she has a fever.
If they look...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,639
Posted By Dilley Beans
Oregon has the highest rate of unvaccinated...

Oregon has the highest rate of unvaccinated children. I myself choose to delay vaccines, not because of autism, because of all the other chemicals put into them and because the difference in...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 11-28-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,804
Posted By Dilley Beans
Is this too much paperwork/forms???

I am going to be opening in 2015 and have worked on a lot of materials. I don't know if it is too much...I just want to be thorough.

My handbook is 28 pages

Then the forms:
1. enrollment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,650
Posted By Dilley Beans
Ask if you can put a box for collecting bags at...

Ask if you can put a box for collecting bags at your church, or if you have a senior center, Elk's Lodge, etc? People bring them to the library in our town so that the library doesn't have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,774
Posted By Dilley Beans
I'm doing a lot of research and looking at a lot...

I'm doing a lot of research and looking at a lot of daycare websites and their policies when available. I see a lot of daycares offering drop-in care and have seen a lot of handbooks that say "if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,365
Posted By Dilley Beans
What Associations Do You Recommend?

I am hoping you all could recommend national organizations for Daycare Providers and/or certification programs that are beneficial for you or increase the value of your program/business.

Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By Dilley Beans
I use Craigslist and a local Free Classifieds on...

I use Craigslist and a local Free Classifieds on Facebook to find new and new to me toys. I have a rule for my daughter that I will use with the daycare, 1 comes in, 1 goes out. It may be "1 goes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,014
Posted By Dilley Beans
My mother is a school teacher and she keeps...

My mother is a school teacher and she keeps everything by unit. There is one for each month/holiday/theme so she can pull them out easily and go.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,330
Posted By Dilley Beans
C2C and Jenboo, how much do you charge extra for...

C2C and Jenboo, how much do you charge extra for providing diapers? I want to offer this but don't know how much to charge...do you charge per diaper used, per day and it averages out? Also, I assume...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,160
Posted By Dilley Beans
What does NannyDe say? "That is not a service I...

What does NannyDe say? "That is not a service I provide" :)

On a more serious note, it sounds to me like she's planning on a discrimination case. I wouldn't write anything down except that he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,355
Posted By Dilley Beans
Maybe your hand book needs an update that is...

Maybe your hand book needs an update that is specific abut who needs to be responsible for the kid not participating. Mine is going to say something like this. I already considered this since we live...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,969
Posted By Dilley Beans
I Can't Decide How To Charge For Daycare

I know everyone does it differently but I can't decide which I prefer:

Option A:
Charge only for the days I am open and charge a little more to help cover holidays and vacation without pay. No...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-03-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,215
Posted By Dilley Beans
Everyone in my area uses "Daycare" and we have a...

Everyone in my area uses "Daycare" and we have a lot of old folks homes so I'm not worried about the use of daycare, don't sweat it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,286
Posted By Dilley Beans
Maybe offer something you didn't before, increase...

Maybe offer something you didn't before, increase the value. Like give parents 1 week of vacation they don't have to pay for, or 2-3 unpaid sick days. Maybe offer organic milk or invest in a new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,739
Posted By Dilley Beans
I watched my nephew for a whole week (16 month...

I watched my nephew for a whole week (16 month old) and got no sort of thank you from my brother or new sister in law. They were on their honeymoon in Hawaii while I spent my PTO with their very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,396
Posted By Dilley Beans
The 4 year old will only need FT all day care...

The 4 year old will only need FT all day care until September when school starts I suspect so the first two are fairly similar in their shorter than 1 yr need.

With just this info I would keep my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,290
Posted By Dilley Beans
I have a garbage can outside of a window that I...

I have a garbage can outside of a window that I can toss my diapers into and take it to the trash every night.

A gal I had my daughter at would put them in a little tote and when she was done...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By Dilley Beans
I would not accept a 1 day a week regular because...

I would not accept a 1 day a week regular because they never get into the routine. I wouldn't accept a second baby knowing you're about to have your own. In OR you can only have 2 under 24m so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,198
Posted By Dilley Beans
If she sleeps too long in the afternoon, she...

If she sleeps too long in the afternoon, she won't go to bed at the normal time and you'll have to hear about that. That is probably worse to her.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,424
Posted By Dilley Beans
I feel so famous, and after being here only a few...

I feel so famous, and after being here only a few month :p

I live in a tiny town called Dilley, it's a farming off-shoot of Forest Grove, OR, no one had it anywhere I could find, so I am naming my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,587
Posted By Dilley Beans
I would separate myself from them immediately, if...

I would separate myself from them immediately, if you don't, you're going to have evidence built up that implies you did this knowingly. I would seek to correct the "error" with everyone you need to....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By Dilley Beans
Do You Do a Monthly Newsletter?

Do you have a monthly newsletter? If so, what do you put in it and how long is it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,045
Posted By Dilley Beans
Loving your rules, especially the red pen and no...

Loving your rules, especially the red pen and no cell phones. I am adding the cell phone and no minor siblings to my info...didn't ever think about those being issues.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By Dilley Beans
If they are willing to pay you for holding that...

If they are willing to pay you for holding that 3rd spot, FT or PT shouldn't matter, you're holding it and they should have to pay for it from the day it is open, if it in fact becomes open.

That...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,724
Posted By Dilley Beans
Honestly, yes, I think people are biased because...

Honestly, yes, I think people are biased because they are providers. The experience that comes from seeing it for yourself is going to make you relate for the side you were on once, or many times. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,096
Posted By Dilley Beans
I think everyone documents life differently. For...

I think everyone documents life differently. For abuse and neglect records objectivity is important, to be used by DHS. But as long as you're journaling in your style you should be fine. Stating...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,879
Posted By Dilley Beans
Yes, keep everything you have for them on file,...

Yes, keep everything you have for them on file, including any emails. Find out the statute of limitations for future reference too. I would not respond to anything not in writing if any communication...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,929
Posted By Dilley Beans
BC, I would love a copy of your letter as...

BC, I would love a copy of your letter as well...from what I have read of your work, you are to the point, stern but polite and fair. We could all use a copy I suspect.

:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,939
Posted By Dilley Beans
Most people have said everything I think will...

Most people have said everything I think will work. However, I am a big fan of the crock pot for meals and playing outside. If you can be outside most of the day, I'd do it. At least the air is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,721
Posted By Dilley Beans
If you were getting poop on your hands, etc. you...

If you were getting poop on your hands, etc. you probably weren't getting them on right. They should go on and come off just like paper nappies. I have CD'd my daughter for 18m and have far less...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,316
Posted By Dilley Beans
congrats! that's awesome :)

congrats! that's awesome :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,610
Posted By Dilley Beans
Slightly off topic...has anyone thought to ask...

Slightly off topic...has anyone thought to ask their dentist for toothbrushes and mini tubes of toothpaste for the kids? I bet your dentist would be willing to supply them and if you had extras you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,899
Posted By Dilley Beans
That was a great read :) I have to buy this book...

That was a great read :) I have to buy this book and read it cover to cover before my doors open next year!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,916
Posted By Dilley Beans
If your boss does not do their job of supporting...

If your boss does not do their job of supporting you, they are not doing their job. In turn you can't do your job. If she is treating your child differently because it is your child, she is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,424
Posted By Dilley Beans
Be sure to consult your tax person on if it all...

Be sure to consult your tax person on if it all needs to be claimed as taxable. I believe it is. Therefore, decide what you would have been paid for a week's 24/7 care and use the rest, after taxes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,178
Posted By Dilley Beans
I feel you, I'm going the other way. I'm leaving...

I feel you, I'm going the other way. I'm leaving my job that I enjoy but isn't working for my life anymore...and getting into daycare.

If you love your job but dirty diapers and screaming babies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By Dilley Beans
I would give a termination date 1 month out to...

I would give a termination date 1 month out to give them time to find care and leave on a high note. If you can't do that, at least 2 weeks of course. I would send them off with honesty, providing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,978
Posted By Dilley Beans
If she's a jumper, as soon as she determines she...

If she's a jumper, as soon as she determines she can't screw you and finds someone else to hop her over to, she will.

Or she's seen the light and will try to be a more consistent parent and may...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By Dilley Beans
Anything can be a negative to the wrong person....

Anything can be a negative to the wrong person. If your maternity leave is a problem within the next 7 months, it would always be a problem for that person. Some people just don't care about others,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,017
Posted By Dilley Beans
that looks really nice!

that looks really nice!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,626
Posted By Dilley Beans
You could join your local MOMS Club and set up a...

You could join your local MOMS Club and set up a play date where 3-4 other kids and their parents come over one day a week that are his age. (If this is allowed in your state, some may not.)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,786
Posted By Dilley Beans
babiesrus.com has some Halo sleep sacks on sale.

babiesrus.com has some Halo sleep sacks on sale.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,878
Posted By Dilley Beans
two weeks after the last accident and she can...

two weeks after the last accident and she can wear big girl panties here!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,315
Posted By Dilley Beans
We have hardwood floors, kids will either have to...

We have hardwood floors, kids will either have to wear shoes, slippers or go barefoot so they don't slip.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,714
Posted By Dilley Beans
Just about every other thought I had was...

Just about every other thought I had was mentioned above but with Amazon.com you can order everything and get it 2-day. No time? A few buttons on your smart phone while you're on the potty and your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By Dilley Beans
No, I am a Direct Sales Manager for a winery. I...

No, I am a Direct Sales Manager for a winery. I watched my nephew for 5 days earlier this month while my brother was on his honeymoon, that was a very successful week, I will ask for a reference from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By Dilley Beans
Developing References as a New DCP

I'm hoping some newbies will help but also some seasoned providers too.

When you were starting out, how did you develop your references. I have only ever watched family and since I work full time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,369
Posted By Dilley Beans
In Oregon you are either Licensed or Registered,...

In Oregon you are either Licensed or Registered, or exempt for having 1 family's kids + your own, up to 3 kids total. I am headed for Registered personally but working towards Licensed, there are a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,586
Posted By Dilley Beans
"The paperwork for release for every child is too...

"The paperwork for release for every child is too much." That would be my response.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,665
Posted By Dilley Beans
Just don't go out of your way to piss off your...

Just don't go out of your way to piss off your neighbors. You never know when you'll need them. That said, are children in danger? If you think that child safety is lacking, you may have reason to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,307
Posted By Dilley Beans
Don't blacklist her just yet. Especially consider...

Don't blacklist her just yet. Especially consider a second chance if she's getting prepared to go back to work after a newborn. When I was a new mom I had very little memory from day to day, but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,167
Posted By Dilley Beans
:happyface: Best read of the day!!! Too funny!!!

:happyface: Best read of the day!!! Too funny!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,971
Posted By Dilley Beans
Unfortunately kids lying can be very damaging in...

Unfortunately kids lying can be very damaging in today's world. People used to dismiss children, now that isn't right, but today everything they say is scrutinized. What if he had said anything else...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By Dilley Beans
Until he is completely potty trained, i.e. he is...

Until he is completely potty trained, i.e. he is accident free for 2 weeks at day care, he should be in pull ups or diapers. One accident means the 2 weeks restarts. If it is too soon, it is too...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,917
Posted By Dilley Beans
My daughter is 17m, she bites one child, her...

My daughter is 17m, she bites one child, her cousin. My sister in law watches my daughter while I work full time. (I'm about to jump from my FT job to daycare)You know why? Because her care provider...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,158
Posted By Dilley Beans
If a parent insists on a special diet, why don't...

If a parent insists on a special diet, why don't you make them pack the kids lunch? You don't miss out on that much money from the food program by not providing for this child. If they aren't eating...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,225
Posted By Dilley Beans
Pertussis is one of the least effective vaccines...

Pertussis is one of the least effective vaccines we have. That's why we have the boosters.

We delayed the vaccines for our daughter because the research and medical staff we worked with understood...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,699
Posted By Dilley Beans
...at least get their ear about it.

...at least get their ear about it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,699
Posted By Dilley Beans
I have a couple of friends who are cops. I hope...

I have a couple of friends who are cops. I hope that if this situation ever comes up with my kiddos, I will be able to pull a favor for them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,226
Posted By Dilley Beans
They say the first child is the hardest because...

They say the first child is the hardest because you think everything you do will ruin them. Most get over that with the second. I wonder if most DCPs relax with number 2 and finally realize how a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,095
Posted By Dilley Beans
Smile I was just researching this for my handbook....

I was just researching this for my handbook. Thanks Tom!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By Dilley Beans
I have farm animals to milk and too much to do...

I have farm animals to milk and too much to do before the children get here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,501
Posted By Dilley Beans
Sounds like she needs an actual doctors note for...

Sounds like she needs an actual doctors note for her child's illness for this guy. You aren't qualified to determine illness even if you saw the child. I'm sorry for her having to jump through these...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By Dilley Beans
Daily Connect or Minute Menu Kids?

I like the idea of MMK with the payment options, etc. So I know I want to use MMK. But does it do what Daily Connect does for emailing parents at the end of the day? Do either of them let you do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,464
Posted By Dilley Beans
I have found some really nice prices on crib...

I have found some really nice prices on crib mattresses on Craig's List. I've been able to barter for some too. I don't like the idea of mats, not soft enough. I don't know how long they will last...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,982
Posted By Dilley Beans
Pacifiers

At what age do you stop allowing pacifiers?

I am working on my parents handbook and want to say once a child is toddling pacifiers are a no-go. Once they start walking they fall out more, get lost...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-31-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,190
Posted By Dilley Beans
Welcome! I'm new too happyface Not sure what...

Welcome! I'm new too happyface

Not sure what kind of funding you're needing unless you're thinking of starting a center. But, like any business probably a bank.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-26-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,662
Posted By Dilley Beans
I think she means "returning to providing...

I think she means "returning to providing daycare"
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-25-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,662
Posted By Dilley Beans
I'm new too! Welcome!!! :hug:

I'm new too! Welcome!!! :hug:
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-24-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,359
Posted By Dilley Beans
Smile I love silkies too. I have Americanas, Rhodies,...

I love silkies too. I have Americanas, Rhodies, Buff Orpintons (though I don't like to have them because they go broody too easily, Black Astrolorps, Black Star & Red Star hybrids. We got them...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-23-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,359
Posted By Dilley Beans
Newbie ~ Soon-to-be Daycare Provider

Greetings all! I have loved reading this forum for the past month while I work on getting my in-home daycare up and running. I am still a few months off from being open, I didn't want to lurk...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-23-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,720
Posted By Dilley Beans
We have one of these AC units. The water is...

We have one of these AC units. The water is condensation that drips out of the house through a small tube. It isn't an issue, but the water usually has a little oil residue from going through the...
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