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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By PB&J
I keep thinking about this story! Every scene I...

I keep thinking about this story! Every scene I picture cracks me up. I’m waiting to see it on the internet from the teacher’s point of view....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By PB&J
I have one who comes in every day, sits by the...

I have one who comes in every day, sits by the door, and licks and sucks the door hinge!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6,103
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,734
Posted By PB&J
Current vent

Before I started posting, I spent a lot of time reading current and old posts. My current vent is those who haven’t done the same before posting. But, if everyone was like me it would be a boring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6,103
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,734
Posted By PB&J
I guess this is going to be the one...

I guess this is going to be the one recommendation I fail at. I have 22 DC kids and simply do not have 22 spots all six feet apart from each other. And, with the kids here about 50 hours a week,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6,103
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,734
Posted By PB&J
Help pls

Hi! I have been really struggling with the social distancing for my DC kids. I feel it’s the one recommendation that I just can’t follow. Can you please give me your tips or strategies for keeping...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 10-08-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By PB&J
What’s it about?? Is it fiction? Blunt and...

What’s it about?? Is it fiction? Blunt and funny sounds perfect right now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 586
Posted By PB&J
This. Pull my hair out or throw something at...

This. Pull my hair out or throw something at the tv.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6,103
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,734
Posted By PB&J
YOU let that go?? Pllleeeeeease tell me you at...

YOU let that go?? Pllleeeeeease tell me you at least got a zinger in.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By PB&J
An old thread on here says to move his favorite...

An old thread on here says to move his favorite activities to “for kids in underwear only.”

Is he dumping and cleaning out the bucket?? Without leaving any opinion of that...using the toilet or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,444
Posted By PB&J
2017 story. Arrested mom complains patrol car too hot

https://fox4kc.com/news/woman-complains-patrol-car-is-too-hot-during-her-arrest-for-leaving-child-in-hot-car/

NOTE: This is from 2017...but we’ve certainly seen that these situations have not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By PB&J
I can’t tell you how many parents have said “but...

I can’t tell you how many parents have said “but my kid stays completely dry in underwear. He/she ONLY has “accidents” in pull-ups [diapers].” One, I tell them exactly what you say abt not wanting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By PB&J
Do you have your phone on you? Can she still...

Do you have your phone on you? Can she still text, and you send the kids and their stuff to a bench near the gate? If she knows this is a system for kids who (ahem) test the changing of the guard,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By PB&J
I was just going to suggest the same as PP. Let...

I was just going to suggest the same as PP. Let mom know to text you when she’s a few minutes away, then have the kids ready and push them out the door. At this point in my career, I personally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By PB&J
Our state is making it our business. We are told...

Our state is making it our business. We are told to inform parents of available services, with the idea that early intervention (buzz buzz) can change a child’s course. I’ve told parents, “Based...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-18-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By PB&J
I am so glad you posted this. Thank you.

I am so glad you posted this. Thank you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By PB&J
That sounds exhausting. Barring any valid...

That sounds exhausting. Barring any valid mental or physical delays, and especially if he is that clever, he needs to be told “Four year olds wear underwear and use the toilet.” at home. His...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 04:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By PB&J
If you did offer them the spot, it sounds like...

If you did offer them the spot, it sounds like baby would only come two days a week, with the sibling (if that). Would you be ok with that, or do you want to keep looking for a family who will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By PB&J
Do you know what happens at home? Is he in...

Do you know what happens at home? Is he in underwear or naked whenever he is not at daycare? Do his parents give him logical consequences such as having him clean his own mess (with their eventual...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By PB&J
https://www.bls.gov/charts/american-time-use/activ...

https://www.bls.gov/charts/american-time-use/activity-by-parent.htm
This is just a chart, but the playing and reading times are WELL under an hour.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,890
Posted By PB&J
Oh my gosh, ya got me there!! I never thought...

Oh my gosh, ya got me there!! I never thought so many things have to be spelled out to so many people!

I’ve been thinking about that lunch rule in particular though: wouldn’t you be able to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,890
Posted By PB&J
Our state doesn’t have the term “Comprehensive...

Our state doesn’t have the term “Comprehensive Records Check Determination” (criminal background check?) but the context of that sentence makes me wonder: can the rest of your staff have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,890
Posted By PB&J
You’ve helped me so often (directly a few times,...

You’ve helped me so often (directly a few times, and just through reading your posts)! I def still feel like a newbie, despite 12 years in the job. Today was a rough “daycare.com-free-day”

Our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 805
Posted By PB&J
In my state we have to have a copy of the BC on...

In my state we have to have a copy of the BC on the first day or they can’t attend. We were written up in violation when we had a mom who dawdled getting us a copy.

(Meant to quote BC, who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By PB&J
OMG thank you so much Michael and Blackcat and...

OMG thank you so much Michael and Blackcat and catherder and meeko and laundrymom and marinavanessa and and and...Actually everyone who has taken the time to chime in and share their experiences. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By PB&J
On the App Store there is sound sleeper: white...

On the App Store there is sound sleeper: white noise as well as sound sleeper: white noise for baby. Which one do you use?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,421
Posted By PB&J
I am BEGGING you to please keep us updated on...

I am BEGGING you to please keep us updated on this! Pretty please with sugar on top.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,740
Posted By PB&J
She seems to be a lifer, which is actually ok by...

She seems to be a lifer, which is actually ok by me. She sees through much of this BS, and suggests work-arounds..... and is also despairing that work-arounds are necessary. But she is there to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,740
Posted By PB&J
Ahhhhhh....my inspector said once we put an “open...

Ahhhhhh....my inspector said once we put an “open for business” sign up and start asking for money, it’s no longer our private home, at least during business hours and concerning regulations. We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By PB&J
Your child’s info is confidential too

I do tell them that we have confidentiality rules, per licensing. I remind them that my discipline policy is in the handbook they signed, so they can be sure that the other child’s behavior is being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,238
Posted By PB&J
They left

You said it: they left. You offered a 50% deal. They refused. IMO, they are no longer your clients. PERIOD. If they call when this is over, treat them the same as any other person calling for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,872
Posted By PB&J
Best for dcg

As well, it’s often been said on this site: no one can be all things to all people. If she hasn’t improved in all that time, she may need a different environment to thrive. You may be doing the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By PB&J
Gotcha! I did know that you are rural, and it...

Gotcha! I did know that you are rural, and it does seem like some of your plan is based also on your relationship with your families. We, too, have to have drastic emergency plans (but we are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By PB&J
I follow your posts a lot and really value what...

I follow your posts a lot and really value what you have to say. Tone is hard over posts, so I hope you know this is a genuine quest for information: why would you quarantine in place? Our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,139
Posted By PB&J
Search some liability threads. It’s been shown...

Search some liability threads. It’s been shown that Parents cannot sign away their kids’ rights. Insurance companies can sue on behalf of children, no matter what parents say or sign. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,033
Posted By PB&J
Following cdc...+

https://www.cdc.gov/Coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/checklist.html

We are mostly following this, considering also that we have only 22 kids (not 120+ like centers) and that we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By PB&J
In my area, a woman was just charged for pinching...

In my area, a woman was just charged for pinching hard enough to leave bruises, on a 2-yr old child’s back, because he wouldn’t lie on his cot. Surveillance video shows she did it to other children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,429
Posted By PB&J
That was my policy. My licensor said Big No. I...

That was my policy. My licensor said Big No. I said if I had a shop that painted cars blue, people couldn’t come in and demand a black paint job because their religion prohibited bright colors! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,429
Posted By PB&J
Very true! No, they don’t have to declare...

Very true! No, they don’t have to declare anything; just submit that form with their enrollment papers. They don’t have to belong to any of the religions you may be referring to. So it might be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,429
Posted By PB&J
The state does not require them to declare a...

The state does not require them to declare a denomination, quote scripture, or otherwise specify. The form used by the state to allow for this exclusion merely says “my personal religious beliefs.”...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,429
Posted By PB&J
In my state, if you claim a religious exemption...

In my state, if you claim a religious exemption and fill out the form, we are required to enroll you to avoid religious discrimination. I am not in Texas.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By PB&J
I would have to send the child alone. My son is...

I would have to send the child alone. My son is a 911 paramedic and I can tell you that first responders take very good care and comfort of children alone, and they make sure hospital personnel are...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-16-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,441
Posted By PB&J
A version of them is still around. A little...

A version of them is still around. A little different than the ones I grew up with. Search on amazon and you’ll see examples.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By PB&J
Regarding alternate sleeping positions with the...

Regarding alternate sleeping positions with the parents’ permission: in Indiana we must have a doctor’s signed directive on file, and there is a state form for this (even includes an expiration date...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,358
Posted By PB&J
$10/child/month.

$10/child/month.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By PB&J
Not everyone has the tools in their box to do...

Not everyone has the tools in their box to do this, especially right away in the workforce. And especially these days. I’ve been hiring manager for twelve years now and the applicants for this job...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By PB&J
OP, I get why - as an employee of less than a...

OP, I get why - as an employee of less than a month - you wouldn’t be confrontational to your co-workers. This PP seems to be taking you to task .....from behind an UNREGISTERED mask.... for not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6,103
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,734
Posted By PB&J
same!!!!!!!!

same!!!!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By PB&J
Thank you

I am concerned about a couple of things. Thank you you for offering your experience. I’ll message you later!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By PB&J
Foster Child

Are there any special concerns to be aware of when taking a foster child? Contract is with foster mom. No pictures on social media allowed, and no release to birth family is documented. Baby...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,338
Posted By PB&J
Have you noticed an effect on your business? ...

Have you noticed an effect on your business? Have you had to change your program as a result? We haven’t, but we have always offered a kindergarten-ready program. Parents lately have been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6,103
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,734
Posted By PB&J
Last year because of the way the holidays lined...

Last year because of the way the holidays lined up, employees of the big companies around here got a lot of weekdays off work. One dad said how great it was to be home so much.... but....he actually...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,338
Posted By PB&J
All day preK coming

Our state has another new “quality” program for daycares, focusing on Pre-K. Head start and scholarships are here but not yet universal. And new regulations requiring even home-based childcares to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,338
Posted By PB&J
Bringing up this old thread because it’s almost...

Bringing up this old thread because it’s almost 2020. In my state, home daycares are getting more and more regulations that are turning us into centers. Our owner is about done...she asked if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,307
Posted By PB&J
I’m sure parents are tired after work, especially...

I’m sure parents are tired after work, especially if there are older siblings who need help with homework! But.....I don’t know why parents can’t take some time for park play or indoor freeze-dance...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,308
Posted By PB&J
100% understand. Kids (people) need to learn to...

100% understand. Kids (people) need to learn to suck it up, roll with it, see the big picture, move on... being a “Delicate Doily” (thank you Frasier) just makes a person a PITA and reduces overall...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,308
Posted By PB&J
Ugly words

This was IN FRONT OF the grandmother? Actually that doesn’t even matter. Personally I think “suck it up” is inelegant at the best and repulsive at the worst. Why be ugly? I would tell the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By PB&J
I’m having a hard time picturing a playground...

I’m having a hard time picturing a playground that has such wide availability to all ages, public and private - yet you have authority to buy and sell equipment...so I can’t offer help re: what to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,388
Posted By PB&J
I have a couple of DCK who poop in the car on the...

I have a couple of DCK who poop in the car on the way in most mornings. I’m trying to get breakfast served and talk to parents about daily needs. Would you ask the parents to change the children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By PB&J
I’ve been doing daycare for eleven years. We’ve...

I’ve been doing daycare for eleven years. We’ve had a handful of “tongue tied” babies and toddlers. What was interesting is that some of them first went to a pediatrician who said there was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By PB&J
Yes therapy can help

We had an infant born with a severe tongue tie and another mouth issue (required surgery). When it was time for cereals and soft foods, the baby gagged and choked. Parents did take her to a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,298
Posted By PB&J
Yes

That is a good idea. If they need time to establish themselves, having them take on the extra fee is a good compromise.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,298
Posted By PB&J
No credit card payments

We took a hit with each payment, and already offer certain other discounts (and of course it was the family who took those other discounts that hopped on board for this one - to earn credit card...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,882
Posted By PB&J
Hoodies are banned here

Hoodies on infants became a problem for us about the same time this thread was first started! We actually banned them in our handbook. Not only are they worrisome during naps, but the other kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,460
Posted By PB&J
Candle idea

I’m using an idea from cometogetherkids.com (2/1/11 post abt artwork candles). Kids draw simple holiday scenes with markers on light tissue paper and then the heat from a blow dryer “melts” it onto...
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