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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:49 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
2 - I had one dcm a couple years ago who would...

2 - I had one dcm a couple years ago who would say "is it okay if I pay you on the 10th? I paid extra on my other bills and forgot about daycare." Gee, thanks :rolleyes: I stupidly let it slide, then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By CountryRoads
Every diaper change I ask him if he needs to go...

Every diaper change I ask him if he needs to go potty. So, around 9:30, 11:45, after nap (around 2:30), and before he goes home (5:00). He is wet every time. I don't think he is behind on any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By CountryRoads
Tell Me if I'm Being Unreasonable

Dcb3.5 has never told me has to use the potty. Mom swears that he uses it at home, and she knows he does not use it here. She tried sending him in underwear a few months ago and he had an accident....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By CountryRoads
I used to get very annoyed when parents would...

I used to get very annoyed when parents would drop off their kids to me knowing they weren't working. I realized I had to change my mindset or it was going to drive me crazy - because it happens a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 222,833
Posted By CountryRoads
Dcg2 touches my chest at pick-up and say "your...

Dcg2 touches my chest at pick-up and say "your boobs?"

Why, yes. Yes, they are.

I think her dad was mortified :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By CountryRoads
Buckling in Carseat

Do you put your infants in their carseat for parents? I sometimes do, but I don't like to tighten them. I'm always afraid I'll get it too tight, so I leave that to the parents. I like to have them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5,400
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By CountryRoads
There was a mouse. In the daycare area. Right at...

There was a mouse. In the daycare area. Right at drop-off. Embarrassing.

Waiting for our cat to get it, but she keeps getting chased away by the kids. Looks I may have to try to catch it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 07:25 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By CountryRoads
I have a dcm that told me her child is completely...

I have a dcm that told me her child is completely potty trained at home.

The mom has been caught in several lies before, so I have a hard time believing her.

Dcb always has a wet diaper at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By CountryRoads
As far as I could tell it went good. I could see...

As far as I could tell it went good. I could see that both kids walked to the gate, but then ran to go play with the outside toys. She did go grab dcb and bring him to the door. It was a little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By CountryRoads
I just typed up a letter to give to everybody...

I just typed up a letter to give to everybody that is very blunt. I'm hoping it works.

Dcm is the type who just doesn't care, I guess? I will have to physically go get her child if he's somewhere...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By CountryRoads
Ugh, I know. They are one of my only families...

Ugh, I know. They are one of my only families with 2 kids so they are a big chunk of my income. I wish I could.

I've been trying to fill a spot for a few weeks now. Just a slow time, I guess.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By CountryRoads
I quickly let her know this morning about the...

I quickly let her know this morning about the entrance change, but told her I would elaborate later. Should I just type up a message and send it to everyone now, then send a reminder message over the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By CountryRoads
Okay, so we got the driveway put in and next week...

Okay, so we got the driveway put in and next week everyone will be using the daycare door for drop-offs and pick-ups. I will be letting everyone know at pick-up tonight.

I need to let the dcm (ya...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By CountryRoads
Yes, I think you're right. If it's a contracted...

Yes, I think you're right. If it's a contracted day, then should pay the holiday rate.

Being part-time doesn't change that fact that their day fell on a holiday. I'm assuming they were just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By CountryRoads
I think that's a reasonable response! That's a...

I think that's a reasonable response! That's a good policy to have, too. I had a child have a reaction to the flu shot last year and got a rash all over her body. It was...scary. I think the mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By CountryRoads
I'll pm you mine :)

I'll pm you mine :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By CountryRoads
I close early on Halloween to take my kids on a...

I close early on Halloween to take my kids on a Halloween walk thing. I'm debating closing for the day so I can attend my kids' school parties. Oh, how I miss going to those :(

One thing I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By CountryRoads
I would do this as well. How fun! I bet the...

I would do this as well.

How fun! I bet the kids are gonna love it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By CountryRoads
How Many "Me" Days Is Too Much?

I find myself getting angry and stressed out over small things and think I need more time off. Like a "mental health day"? Is that a thing? :lol:

Does anyone else give themselves random days like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5,400
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 571,112
Posted By CountryRoads
And now he's going to be late tomorrow. So, he...

And now he's going to be late tomorrow. So, he will be here for one hour, then lunch, then nap, then snack, then he will leave about an hour after that.

So pointless.

But...I plan on having a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By CountryRoads
Do You Refund For Half Days?

I'm thinking about closing at lunchtime on Halloween so I can go to my kids' school party.

My contract states that I don't do half day rates - but I also don't charge when daycare is closed.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5,400
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By CountryRoads
Yes, that's what I was thinking, too. I do plan...

Yes, that's what I was thinking, too. I do plan on staying open. It is just so rare that I get a paid day off! I love when that happens :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5,400
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By CountryRoads
My only concern with this is that all my dcms...

My only concern with this is that all my dcms know each other and talk, so I would imagine it would come out that I "closed". I'm worried I will have the other moms questioning why they had to pay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By CountryRoads
I personally would tell her no. Our days don't...

I personally would tell her no. Our days don't end when their kids go home and I wish parents understood this. I would just let her know that you value your family time and can't accommodate any late...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 02:18 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I feel like I can't tell her that :( She's...

I feel like I can't tell her that :( She's already paid for the day and if I say I'm "closed", then I don't get paid for that day at all. And yes, it is Friday. Of course :o It's actually her child's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 10:02 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
One day this week I will only have one child....

One day this week I will only have one child. This rarely happens. And of course, it's the one child whose mom doesn't work. She is aware of her child being the only one here that day. Her response?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By CountryRoads
I have a dcm who also always says he's fine at...

I have a dcm who also always says he's fine at home, but it always comes out later that he was NOT fine. I think she knew she was trying to send him to daycare sick, so she said that hoping I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,479
Posted By CountryRoads
I do! I personally love having infants. Plus,...

I do! I personally love having infants. Plus, when they start that young, it's easier to get them on your schedule.

I've had several of my kids now since they were 6-7 weeks old.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 02:52 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Not about daycare, but need to get it out there! ...

Not about daycare, but need to get it out there!

Student in ds class is in the hospital. Small town, so someone texts me and says "oh, this person told this person and so and so told me that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,144
Posted By CountryRoads
One of my pet peeves is touching and getting too...

One of my pet peeves is touching and getting too close to each other! I try explaining to the kids that everyone has a bubble around them and when you get too close it can pop - so stay out of their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By CountryRoads
My first thought is to try ignoring it. Maybe...

My first thought is to try ignoring it. Maybe once he doesn't get the attention he is seeking, he will stop.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By CountryRoads
I also want to add that I have had almost all of...

I also want to add that I have had almost all of my families inconvenience me and my schedule at some point without caring how it affected me.

A negative way to look at it? Sure. But still true.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By CountryRoads
I still feel some guilt, but not as much as I...

I still feel some guilt, but not as much as I used to.

I'm usually open on Columbus Day, but I had to make an appointment and was able to get in on that day. All my families except 1 have that day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5,400
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By CountryRoads
I printed out a handbook for a family and went...

I printed out a handbook for a family and went over it before I gave it to them.

I forgot how blunt I was and how clear my policies are, yet some parents still give me problems with things that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By CountryRoads
A little off topic, but the bolded part really...

A little off topic, but the bolded part really stuck out to me!

I fee like it's the same way in the daycare business. Our day is not done when the last kid goes home. After I finish daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 06:59 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By CountryRoads
I'm just curious, how did the parents' respond?? ...

I'm just curious, how did the parents' respond??

Do they get mad? Or just "dang, I got caught" lol

I've only had to turn away at the door once, but oh my gosh. It was so awkward.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5,400
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By CountryRoads
Dcb is throwing a fit because dcg has a toy he...

Dcb is throwing a fit because dcg has a toy he wants.

Dcm: Say please. (he does)
Dcm: Okay, (child's name), give the toy to him. He said please.

I know you think that your child should have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By CountryRoads
Preschool Curriculum

I would like to start incorporating a preschool curriculum into my program. What do some of you do?

Themes monthly? Weekly?

Do work on say A,B,C,D and 0,1,2,3 one month? (each week a different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By CountryRoads
Thanks guys! He isn't leaving to go anywhere...

Thanks guys!

He isn't leaving to go anywhere else. His mom doesn't work and I think it finally became a financial issue.

I was thinking books. Can't go wrong with those!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By CountryRoads
Parting Gift?

When you have a child leave your daycare, do you give them a gift?

I have one leaving at the end of the month and would like to get him a little something. Just stumped on what to get!

Any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By CountryRoads
Oh, gosh. I would hope someone wouldn't ask to...

Oh, gosh. I would hope someone wouldn't ask to see our dogs :lol:

There's no hiding we have them. We have 2 and they are both medium-big. We have a german shepherd who barks aggressively when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 03:22 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Does anyone have parents who actually pick up...

Does anyone have parents who actually pick up when they say they are going to?

I should know better by now, since it has never happened.

Going on 25 minutes late...

Maybe, just maybe,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By CountryRoads
Website?

Does anyone have a website? How did you create it? Does it come up when someone Googles "daycares in (your area)?"

I need to generate some business and I would like to try this route.


...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By CountryRoads
I would say throwing up if it's solid food. If it...

I would say throwing up if it's solid food. If it happens daily and you know its not an illness, that's a tough one. If the child just recently started doing it, and has been on solids for awhile,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 11:36 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I had a parent tell me she wishes I did weekend...

I had a parent tell me she wishes I did weekend care so she can bring their kids here. Their kids that are already with me 5 days a week.

:(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By CountryRoads
I ended up doing that! I locked a personal one...

I ended up doing that! I locked a personal one down and created a business page. However, fb noticed "suspicious" activity and needed a picture of me for review. So, now my accounts are locked until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By CountryRoads
Thanks for your reply! I was trying to go through...

Thanks for your reply! I was trying to go through every scenario in my head, and my biggest concern is her kids still running wild and running up our deck. We also have chickens in the back and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By CountryRoads
It's very rude. I always wonder, "do these people...

It's very rude. I always wonder, "do these people "forget" to pay their mortgage? Electric bill? Car payment?" UGH.

I would send him a text that payment is due at pick-up or late fees will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By CountryRoads
Gotcha. I think I will do a page set up as a...

Gotcha. I think I will do a page set up as a personal one - but for my daycare. I literally only want it for advertising. I have a different method of communicating with parents, so I don't plan in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By CountryRoads
I figured I was going to have to break down and...

I figured I was going to have to break down and do a Facebook!

So, I can do one just for business? I definitely don't want a personal one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By CountryRoads
Changing Entrances

My daycare is in our downstairs and right now everyone comes in through the upstairs and heads down. We are changing that within a couple weeks and the new entrance will be the downstairs.

We are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 528
Posted By CountryRoads
They need to supply diapers, change of clothes...

They need to supply diapers, change of clothes (weather appropriate), bottles and formula if necessary.

All of my parents bring a diaper bag or backpack everyday and hang it on their hook. I give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 04:18 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Is it just me or do some parents just not want to...

Is it just me or do some parents just not want to spend time with their kids anymore?

Dcm hasn't worked since May, brings dcb here everyday for 8 hours. I understand needing to get things done and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By CountryRoads
Advertising?

What do you guys do to advertise when you have a spot open?

I don't do Facebook. I did put an ad on Craigslist. I live in a super small town and have never had to advertise before!

I tried word...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 860
Posted By CountryRoads
I've never had a parent ask to use the bathroom. ...

I've never had a parent ask to use the bathroom.

My daycare is on a separate floor, so I wouldn't mind if they used the daycare bathroom. I would not be happy if they used our personal one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By CountryRoads
I've never had someone ask me to shorten naps,...

I've never had someone ask me to shorten naps, but I agree that some parents don't want to parent at home. They want their child to just fall asleep without any problems.

I have a dcm who puts her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5,400
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By CountryRoads
Please just pick up your kids and GO. I do...

Please just pick up your kids and GO.

I do not want you hanging around for 20 minutes talking to my husband (who usually hides in our room when dcd is here, but wasn't fast enough last night) -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By CountryRoads
I had an "extended leave policy" in place, but...

I had an "extended leave policy" in place, but took it out earlier this year. I realized how unfair it was to me.

My policy states "payment is required for all contracted days regardless of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By CountryRoads
Leaving for Preschool?

Just curious what others' thoughts/experiences are on this.

On one hand, I would love to only keep kids until they are, say 3 or 4, and then they go to preschool. Unfortunately, most kids here do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 07:25 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Dcm is such a complainer. About everything....

Dcm is such a complainer. About everything. Everyday at drop-off and pick-up, I have to listen to some rant about how her child is so difficult and how hard she has it with a child like him. Which...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By CountryRoads
You can do a search for "door knob covers" on...

You can do a search for "door knob covers" on Amazon and find them right away. I also use them on a couple other doors where I don't want the kids having access to!

They work great for me!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By CountryRoads
I'm required to have these, too. We have the...

I'm required to have these, too.

We have the "Schlage Panic Proof" door knobs. I just keep one of those door knob cover things on the door going outside so I don't have any escapees :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 10:43 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
As soon as we came in from outside, he took them...

As soon as we came in from outside, he took them off himself and put them away :rolleyes:

Maybe it's one of those he "saves the drama for his mama" moments. He knows I expect it from him, and I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 07:32 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Dcb2.5 has a hard time doing anything for himself...

Dcb2.5 has a hard time doing anything for himself (taking off coat, taking off shoes, etc.) - because his mom does it all for him.

We've been working on taking his shoes off and he's able to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 07:43 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Dcb2 is a momma's boy and has separation anxiety...

Dcb2 is a momma's boy and has separation anxiety issues. He was doing so much better and was reaching for me and waving bye to mom at drop-off.

He went on vacation for 2 weeks and now we are back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By CountryRoads
Do you require notice? I require 2 week...

Do you require notice?

I require 2 week notice that must be paid regardless of attendance.

So, if a parent told me August 30 that their child can start preschool September 1, they would still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 784
Posted By CountryRoads
Oh my gosh! I don't know how long I would require...

Oh my gosh! I don't know how long I would require him to stay home, but I would be so paranoid.

What if he fell at daycare? Bonked heads with another kids? It's hard to keep a 3 year old confined...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2019, 05:49 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Thankfully, our kids didn't get it! But, one of...

Thankfully, our kids didn't get it! But, one of my dck got it over the weekend.

I made sure I let dcm know :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2019, 08:24 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Dcb threw up right at pick up last night. He was...

Dcb threw up right at pick up last night. He was completely fine all day and it was very sudden, and he was completely fine afterwards.

Policy states no vomiting for 24 hours. It really did seem...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By CountryRoads
I've given away a part time spot (well, 1 day a...

I've given away a part time spot (well, 1 day a week) to a full time spot before. It made sense because a full time spot was more money for me.

I didn't give them the option of being full time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 309,093
Posted By CountryRoads
My weekend begins at 5:30 today! Closed daycare...

My weekend begins at 5:30 today! Closed daycare tomorrow so my own kids can have me all to themselves. I'm so excited to spend the day with them tomorrow lovethis

Wish I would've took a couple...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,242
Posted By CountryRoads
This kind of reminds me of something that...

This kind of reminds me of something that happened in a town close by a couple years ago.

The mom forgot to drop off her 4 month old son at daycare and went to work, leaving him in his seat the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 07:18 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Dcm lets dcb3 run the show. He refused to leave...

Dcm lets dcb3 run the show. He refused to leave last night, and mom just played into it.

"Come on, it's time to go."

"okay, I'm leaving then, bye!"

"I'm going to go home without you."

She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 309,093
Posted By CountryRoads
While I dread Monday's (2 extra kids who are a...

While I dread Monday's (2 extra kids who are a little on the wild side), it sure makes the rest of the week seem so much easier! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 02:02 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Okay, well let me rephrase it. In my...

Okay, well let me rephrase it.

In my opinion, and that's just what it is - my opinion - 13 is alot of kids for 1 person.

But kudos to the providers who can care for that many kids, cause I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 01:55 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
In my state the max is 10 without an assistant,...

In my state the max is 10 without an assistant, so it seems like alot to me. Especially since she's not licensed and shouldn't have more than 2.

Wasn't geared towards anyone on here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 11:44 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I'm glad you said something! I didn't have the...

I'm glad you said something! I didn't have the guts to :lol:

It also crossed my mind that how could these parents be okay with that many other kids and only 1 provider??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 11:12 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Talked with a woman at an event, asked what I do....

Talked with a woman at an event, asked what I do. I told her I run a licensed in-home daycare.

She told me she also watches kids and said she had 13 kids that day. Turns out she's not even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 09:29 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I give a menu out before the week begins, so...

I give a menu out before the week begins, so parents know what their kids are eating. If a parent knows their child doesn't like something, then I assume they know they may not eat it. I've never had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 09:21 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I switch things around. I like to use what I have...

I switch things around. I like to use what I have on hand already since I also pay for everything out of pocket.

I used to do more expensive meals that required a lot of prep work and that got...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 07:18 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I supply bug spray and have signed permission...

I supply bug spray and have signed permission slips allowing me to apply it as needed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 07:44 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2019, 01:38 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I think she didnt want to commit to picking up at...

I think she didnt want to commit to picking up at a certain time, so "just to be on the safe side", she said she would pick up at closing time :rolleyes:

Funny how sometimes the last kids in care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2019, 12:47 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Dcb is going to be the last one picked up and...

Dcb is going to be the last one picked up and probably right at closing time "to be on the safe side."

Dcm doesn't even work. Grrr.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2019, 08:02 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Daily Schedule

I'd like to do a daily schedule so the parents know what we do during the day, what time we eat, etc.

My problem is I don't want it to be too specific. For example, we would normally do art/craft...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2019, 02:13 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I agree with everyone else! I would absolutely...

I agree with everyone else! I would absolutely close.

I (usually) don't tell anyone why daycare is closed. It's nobody's business.

If it was something last minute, then I may just say I have an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2019, 11:33 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
A simple message of appreciation means so much...

A simple message of appreciation means so much lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2019, 07:10 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
A parent asked me a few questions this morning...

A parent asked me a few questions this morning which were all addressed in the handbook.

Does anyone read those things anymore?

Maybe she thought by asking me in person, my answer would change...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2019, 02:24 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Thanks everyone! I do have a lot of the M&D...

Thanks everyone!

I do have a lot of the M&D pretend food for our kitchen set. Some of it is like a soft rubber and so is easy to clean! The wooden food though has chipped and been chewed off.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2019, 07:50 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Let's see... DCF1 - Showed up 20 minutes...

Let's see...

DCF1 - Showed up 20 minutes before opening this morning, dcd has the day off.

DCF2 - Caused a meltdown and chaos at drop-off by letting her child bring a treat (because he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2019, 07:12 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Pretend Play

Does anyone have the Melissa and Doug grocery store set?

I need to update and get some new toys, but it is almost $200, so just want to make sure it's worth it and can withstand some abuse.

Or,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2019, 07:35 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Dcm made a comment about how the center in town...

Dcm made a comment about how the center in town was doing a fundraiser for some new equipment.

"I mean, they have to pay for everything themselves!"

Umm...and what do you think home providers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 03:54 PM
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Views: 1,040
Posted By CountryRoads
Good for you! And how rude of that mom. She...

Good for you!

And how rude of that mom. She probably wasn't even looking for somewhere else. She just needed to have the last word.

I know the day that I quit doing daycare will be because of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2019, 02:08 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Why do all the neighborhood kids come to our...

Why do all the neighborhood kids come to our house?

I feel bad for my oldest kid, but come on. I'm working. I don't want extra kids hanging around our house.

I feel like a fun hater :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 11:54 AM
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Views: 687
Posted By CountryRoads
You're right, I guess it's just easier for some...

You're right, I guess it's just easier for some people to use that word. In my head I was like "I'm not the teenage girl down that street that baby sits for date night." :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 11:52 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Thank you! What a great resource!

Thank you! What a great resource!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 06:36 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Feeling Down

I'm in such a funk and am really disliking my job lately.

I have good policies and I enforce them, but I hate that I even have to enforce them. I feel like some dcp don't have respect for me or my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 05:47 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
That is one of my biggest frustrations. I...

That is one of my biggest frustrations.

I have a "no toys from home" policy and almost every morning, dcb comes with a toy. "He won't leave the house without something in his hands." And who's the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 02:50 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I feel like every time I do something to...

I feel like every time I do something to accommodate a family, I get taken advantage of.

I allow this family to drop off their child 15 minutes before I open when dad is on day shift. Well, dad is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 06:08 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I have a mom who has not been working for about 6...

I have a mom who has not been working for about 6 weeks now. Hasn't found another job, not sure if she's seriously even looking for one. She has not once kept her child for more than she is forced...
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