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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2016, 06:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,830
Posted By AnneCordelia
My husband is friendly in passing. And he does...

My husband is friendly in passing. And he does work from home a few days a week.

But this is MY business. I make the rules and enforce them. I do the hard stuff because it is my job.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By AnneCordelia
Good for you! Just tell him it is a business...

Good for you!
Just tell him it is a business decision and not personal, or up for discussion. Big smile. :-)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,644
Posted By AnneCordelia
I prefer younger toddlers. They nap. They aren't...

I prefer younger toddlers. They nap. They aren't as sassy and 3 and 4yos. They havent decided to be picky about food yet. Lol.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,128
Posted By AnneCordelia
Almost 20 years ago as a teen I 'nannied' for a...

Almost 20 years ago as a teen I 'nannied' for a summer for 2 kids and made $45/day. This is crazy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,750
Posted By AnneCordelia
Yes! If you like family1 and they are willing to...

Yes! If you like family1 and they are willing to pay then sign them up!!!! I always tell the other families "I enjoyed meeting with you. However the available spot has now been filled. Thank you for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,228
Posted By AnneCordelia
I also have had a few oral kids. I also give them...

I also have had a few oral kids. I also give them a small bucket of easily washed toys and constant reminders of 'not in your mouth'. I ask parents to please try to affirm 'not in your mouth' too.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,154
Posted By AnneCordelia
Same here. I will allow small gold...

Same here.



I will allow small gold keeper hoops. Otherwise no fashion jewellery...studs or keepers, nothing dangly or plastic or anything like that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,214
Posted By AnneCordelia
Here in Ontario Canada we can get OTC eye drops...

Here in Ontario Canada we can get OTC eye drops by polysporin. Do you have that avilable in the US?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,095
Posted By AnneCordelia
Me too.

Me too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,776
Posted By AnneCordelia
This is sound advice...Tom Copeland knows his...

This is sound advice...Tom Copeland knows his business. This makes me ask what about deposits made and then parents cancelling the contract before care starts. Is their deposit to be returned then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,776
Posted By AnneCordelia
I take a deposit, equal to one week's fee, that...

I take a deposit, equal to one week's fee, that is non refundable except to use towards the last week of childcare when proper notice of termination has been given by either party. It protects me and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,803
Posted By AnneCordelia
I used to have a fam that the dad and grandma...

I used to have a fam that the dad and grandma would just walk in cause they arrived right after dh left for work and I had yet to lock the door again. I would say "Oh! I didnt hear you knock!" and it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,958
Posted By AnneCordelia
My husband is out of the house for all of my open...

My husband is out of the house for all of my open hours, at his job, so he has little to no daycare interaction. I prefer it that way. I make all the decisions and his input is a minimum.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,512
Posted By AnneCordelia
Unless a swab is done its impossible to...

Unless a swab is done its impossible to differentiate between viral and bacterial pinkeye. Bacterial pink eye isnt contagious after 24 hours of abx drops, but abx drops wont do a thing for viral...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By AnneCordelia
I will serve ravioli that I buy from the fresh...

I will serve ravioli that I buy from the fresh pasta section of our grocery. I top it with my own sauces.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,984
Posted By AnneCordelia
My livingroom is an L shape with my diningroom....

My livingroom is an L shape with my diningroom. The diningroom is my daycare room, and we use the floor space in the LR for play too. I have a nice couch there that kids can sit on if they are...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-17-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,691
Posted By AnneCordelia
I agree...very considerate! I get a wide...

I agree...very considerate!

I get a wide range of gifts from homemade cookies to a weeks bonus. I appreciate them all!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,832
Posted By AnneCordelia
Personally I don't want any child on meds here....

Personally I don't want any child on meds here. Cough meds aren't approved for use for under 6yo, which is my group, so I don't want to be liable for a reaction by an unapproved drug. Everything else...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,145
Posted By AnneCordelia
Do you cover meds in your contract? Mine says I...

Do you cover meds in your contract? Mine says I must be notified if meds were given up to 8 hours prior.

"I just want to be on the safe side...and dcb said he had meds this morning. Incase of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,145
Posted By AnneCordelia
I have called and asked... "DCD Johnny said...

I have called and asked...

"DCD Johnny said he had medicine this morning, and god forbid there is an accident I need to know what's in his system...what med did he have, in what dosage?"

If it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,327
Posted By AnneCordelia
I got the 15mo craola magic paper and small...

I got the 15mo craola magic paper and small chubby markers. $6 on sale.
I got the toddler boys little tyke chunky cars. $8 each at 1/2 off.
I got the two preschool girls a 8 pack of Play Dough. $8...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,063
Posted By AnneCordelia
The Day Nurseries Act in Ontario requires two...

The Day Nurseries Act in Ontario requires two hours of outdoor time too, and I quote that to parents. 32* is still relatively warm, and kids generate heat while playing,
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,851
Posted By AnneCordelia
We go out as per our school board's guidelines of...

We go out as per our school board's guidelines of not outside if colder than -15*c. If its colder than -10* then we dont have playtime outside; we only do the school walk in those temps. Warmer than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,690
Posted By AnneCordelia
It was only -8c today where I am. We do the...

It was only -8c today where I am. We do the school walk unless it is -15* c or colder. I do have a weathershield for the stroller I use for the cold days. I do not believe it too cold for being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,690
Posted By AnneCordelia
Yes no care Monday without boots. :-)

Yes no care Monday without boots. :-)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,690
Posted By AnneCordelia
I told her by Monday we need to have boots....

I told her by Monday we need to have boots. Thanks for the backbone ladies. I don't care if she hits every store in Toronto this weekend her kid needs boots.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,690
Posted By AnneCordelia
You're rig it isn't complicated. I'm just a...

You're rig it isn't complicated. I'm just a chicken sh*t. Lol.

My contract simply says that children must come appropriately dressed for outdoor weather.

How long is appropriate to make a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,690
Posted By AnneCordelia
No Boots in ANY stores?

I have been asking for winter boots for dcg14mo for about 6 weeks now. She has wintery robeez but we are in Canada and spent 2-3 hours outdoor daily....she needs something waterproof for toddling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,466
Posted By AnneCordelia
3.5yo Bit Sibling

Hi All,

My 3.5yo dcg is aggressive with her sister. We have a 'don't touch the baby' rule but she pushes limits when she knows I am distracted. Today at the school drop off she bit her baby...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,472
Posted By AnneCordelia
I have closed twice in three years due to a...

I have closed twice in three years due to a vomiting bug.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,189
Posted By AnneCordelia
Ontario Canada Providers

A new bill underwent it's first reading in parliament yesterday. It goes for it's second reading today.

Bill 143 The Child Care Modernization Act proposed that unlicensed providers now have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,702
Posted By AnneCordelia
I spend $10/kid for a small present. Usually I...

I spend $10/kid for a small present. Usually I buy them a classic book.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,742
Posted By AnneCordelia
I wouldn't tell them. I nursed in front of my...

I wouldn't tell them. I nursed in front of my dcks and didn't use a cover. When the kids asked I simply said, 'I'm nursing baby. He's having lunch.' They never saw more than the back of baby's head....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,280
Posted By AnneCordelia
The Canada food guide is ridiculous imo. What...

The Canada food guide is ridiculous imo. What about gluten free, vegetarians, paleo and other nutritional structures? Not to mention that if they are charging $5/kid they could at least provide a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,619
Posted By AnneCordelia
I take 15 unpaid vacation days. I offer 1 week of...

I take 15 unpaid vacation days. I offer 1 week of half price tuition for each fulltime family provided the week is not split into days, and 2 weeks notice is given. I do not offer discounts or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,607
Posted By AnneCordelia
I am NOT a fan of long hair on boys. Hockey hair,...

I am NOT a fan of long hair on boys. Hockey hair, emo hair, any of those styles look shaggy and unkempt to me. Celine Dion's son is a good example.

Give me a nice clean cut boy any day and I think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,057
Posted By AnneCordelia
I have three easter egger chickens in my urban...

I have three easter egger chickens in my urban backyard. I get an egg a day from each. They are friendly and the kids love them!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,062
Posted By AnneCordelia
I have no open spaces. I do not have a wait list...

I have no open spaces. I do not have a wait list because they are not done here for home daycares.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,683
Posted By AnneCordelia
I only talk about my own health with the daycare...

I only talk about my own health with the daycare families. My husband and children are not enrolled in my daycare and, therefore, arent subject to the illness policy. I found that when I used to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,261
Posted By AnneCordelia
For me it is having parents follow my policies....

For me it is having parents follow my policies. Usually it is problems wih being dressed and ready for the day but I also have troubles with my illness policy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,329
Posted By AnneCordelia
I agree with Willow and Black cat. I have...

I agree with Willow and Black cat.

I have one family in care who has an aggressive 3yo that tends towards pushing others. When they see it they have her hug her victim in apology. I'm not down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,451
Posted By AnneCordelia
We have a sandbox for digging. Sand brushes off...

We have a sandbox for digging. Sand brushes off when it is dry.

As a oparent I wouldn't appreciate my child covered in dirt at pickup, so I don't let my dcks dig in dirt. It gets under...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,529
Posted By AnneCordelia
I had a provider inquire about care and I googled...

I had a provider inquire about care and I googled her before reply in to find that out. I was upfront in my reply...."For the safety of myself and my clients, I always do a quick Google with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,086
Posted By AnneCordelia
I had a little boy paint poop all over his...

I had a little boy paint poop all over his playpen at nap time. His mom bought me a big bottle of gin as apology. She knew what I needed after that mess, and provided the hazard pay! Lol,
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,351
Posted By AnneCordelia
My mother is a hair stylist and she claims that...

My mother is a hair stylist and she claims that baby shampoo aggravates cradle cap rather than relieving it. This is due to baby shampoo being pH balanced for eyes and not the scalp. Interesting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,366
Posted By AnneCordelia
I have four children of my own. 10yo, 8yo, 5yo, &...

I have four children of my own. 10yo, 8yo, 5yo, & 3yo.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,734
Posted By AnneCordelia
"Dcm, I know she's really excited to pick up her...

"Dcm, I know she's really excited to pick up her sister but I need you to keep your older daughter with you at the door for pickup. Unfortunately, for insurance liability reasons, I cant have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,239
Posted By AnneCordelia
I always start kids from their first day to...

I always start kids from their first day to soothers only at naptime. If they arrive with it then I pop it out as soon as the door closes and off to play. By their second birthday I typically wean...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,582
Posted By AnneCordelia
It is semantics. For insurance reasons most...

It is semantics. For insurance reasons most companies consider American bulldogs to be pitbulls. Pitbulls arent a breed but are a group of breeds and mixes. You might not agree with this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,319
Posted By AnneCordelia
And, if they hadnt saved to plan for it then I...

And, if they hadnt saved to plan for it then I expect that they will borrow from friends and family before they ask to borrow from me...which is essentially what paying late is doing...taking money...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,908
Posted By AnneCordelia
We read three books at circle time and...

We read three books at circle time and occasionally willnread a few more as requested or to calm down before pickups.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,708
Posted By AnneCordelia
When I opened it was with the hours of 7-6:45. It...

When I opened it was with the hours of 7-6:45. It was waaaaaaaaay too long. I burnt out and shortened my hours. Now I work m-f 7-5, but my current clients keep the hours of 7:15-4pm. Next week my 4pm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,567
Posted By AnneCordelia
Truthfully, I think that if you are honest with...

Truthfully, I think that if you are honest with her that you dont feel they would be a good fit due to biting and listening issues and I am not sure what she could say. "My kids didnt listen, were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,727
Posted By AnneCordelia
http://tongonto.com/kidnappers-wont-find-your-baby...

http://tongonto.com/kidnappers-wont-find-your-babys-bedroom-from-a-facebook-photo/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,887
Posted By AnneCordelia
Our morning snack is always exactly the same....

Our morning snack is always exactly the same. Half a banana and yogurt. Lunch and afternoon snack vary in composition but morning is always the same.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,491
Posted By AnneCordelia
I do. I'm healthy and able, so I do. Occasionally...

I do. I'm healthy and able, so I do. Occasionally I get a new tattoo and then I have to wait a year before I can donate again.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,514
Posted By AnneCordelia
I also don't wipe trained kids. I do check to let...

I also don't wipe trained kids. I do check to let them know they are clean. :-)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 973
Posted By AnneCordelia
I allow 6 weeks at three days for the older child...

I allow 6 weeks at three days for the older child and then the spot goes back to being paid fulltime. When the infant spot comes available then it is paid in full too. It is hard to find two spots in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,318
Posted By AnneCordelia
I have a family who needs a 6pm pickup but I...

I have a family who needs a 6pm pickup but I close at 5pm. They had no problem finding a high school kid to pickup at 5 and bring the kids home. Just saying so you know there are options.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,318
Posted By AnneCordelia
Can I ask why terming isnt an option? I will be...

Can I ask why terming isnt an option? I will be honest...6pm is late and will feel super late especially on a Friday. I want to see you set yourself up for success and I know that for me extending my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By AnneCordelia
I will hold one spot at a time for as long as a...

I will hold one spot at a time for as long as a year. I have one spot being held now for 1/2 price until October when she starts. I have her sibling in care now. I only hold spots for siblings.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,257
Posted By AnneCordelia
I have four children in care who came with...

I have four children in care who came with onesies all winter. If it takes me 0:02 to snap a onesie snap and there are three snaps, four changes a day and I work 49 weeks a year then I spend 6 hours...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,407
Posted By AnneCordelia
I don't consider it because I can fill my spots...

I don't consider it because I can fill my spots without offering it. Everyone at the same rate, and I do have two sets of siblings in care. I charge $35/day...I guess I could charge the younger...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-10-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,528
Posted By AnneCordelia
And 'cookie' could mean what it does around here:...

And 'cookie' could mean what it does around here: an arrowroot or graham cracker. :-)
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-10-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,528
Posted By AnneCordelia
Our grocery store is on the way to the school we...

Our grocery store is on the way to the school we walk to daily, so we frequent it. If we are baking together we shop for the ingredients and occasionally I run out of milk too. :-) I have been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,749
Posted By AnneCordelia
I have a new contract printed out with their...

I have a new contract printed out with their hours on it to go home tonight! :) I just thought we had agreed via text (so it's written down) and they'd been following it for two months now. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,749
Posted By AnneCordelia
So I talked to DCM and nicely reminded her about...

So I talked to DCM and nicely reminded her about our agreement that she'd call the night before if she was going to be earlier than 8am. She did remember that we had texted on April 10 that very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,749
Posted By AnneCordelia
Petty? WWYD?

I have a daycare family with unique situation. The DCD works with my DH and my DH drives him to the train station daily. DCM is on maternity leave.

They are contracted to a 7:15 start. But,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,688
Posted By AnneCordelia
In Ontario Canada my own children do not count...

In Ontario Canada my own children do not count towards my numbers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,025
Posted By AnneCordelia
I have a DCD who uses his car for intown driving...

I have a DCD who uses his car for intown driving but doesn't trust it for the commute, so he buses from my house. He wanted to park his car in my single car driveway for 11 hours a day so he could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,804
Posted By AnneCordelia
I use corn starch baby powder. In my contract I...

I use corn starch baby powder. In my contract I list the products I use regularly: corn starch powder, vaseline, sunscreen, witch hazel (for minor scrapes), polysporin.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,365
Posted By AnneCordelia
For myself, I work through colds and most...

For myself, I work through colds and most illnesses. I will close if I absolutely cannot function such as vomiting, uncontrollable diarrhea, or a high fever.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-21-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,840
Posted By AnneCordelia
You know I agree with you too. Just to ight I am...

You know I agree with you too. Just to ight I am missing my own ds's baseball game because it starts at 5:30 and I cant get there from a 5pm close and feed my own kids dinner, and dh has our vehicle...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-21-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,840
Posted By AnneCordelia
I know this is quite a touchy topic now. I am...

I know this is quite a touchy topic now. I am glad you contacted an attorney and are happy with your outlook.

That said, IMO it was your responsibility first to call your emergency contact the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-21-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,925
Posted By AnneCordelia
In my home daycare I require parents to start...

In my home daycare I require parents to start training at home over a long weekend or vacation before I will start here. The child comes in pull ups and stays in pull ups until they are accident free...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,414
Posted By AnneCordelia
I have a little girl who is being shadowed now...

I have a little girl who is being shadowed now because she likes to push my babies. For us, shadowing means she is never close enough to another child to push. If we are looking at something all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,414
Posted By AnneCordelia
I agree.

I agree.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,367
Posted By AnneCordelia
Bumping cause my Norwex AntiBac Enviro cloths...

Bumping cause my Norwex AntiBac Enviro cloths arrived today. Anyone use these?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,789
Posted By AnneCordelia
If the child is getting a vaccination or starting...

If the child is getting a vaccination or starting a new med then they cannot come back for 24 hours.

If its just a well child visit then they can come to daycare for the day. I also agree with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,367
Posted By AnneCordelia
Has anyone heard of Norwex cloths? I am waiting...

Has anyone heard of Norwex cloths? I am waiting for two of their Enviro Cloths to arrive. They are supposed to be antibacterial. I'm considering getting one for each child if I like them.

Right...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By AnneCordelia
Would you mind emailing it to me too? I have a...

Would you mind emailing it to me too? I have a toddler who is pushing the other kids and it's getting excessive.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By AnneCordelia
Nobody is going to think you're harsh. They up...

Nobody is going to think you're harsh. They up and LEFT you without notice and owing money last time. You let them back (which you recognise as your mistake, good) and then they appeared to do the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,623
Posted By AnneCordelia
Fwiw I charge $35/day for fulltime care and...

Fwiw I charge $35/day for fulltime care and $45/day for drop ins.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,942
Posted By AnneCordelia
I can see that. That works for your business...

I can see that. That works for your business model. For me it is worthwhile for me to take half fees for doing NO work for the next six months, to hold a spot for a family that has been with me two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,942
Posted By AnneCordelia
I charge holding fees. If I have a spot empty...

I charge holding fees. If I have a spot empty then either a parent pays the holding fee or I will fill it with someone else. For example, I have a family in care now who wants a spot for their new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,508
Posted By AnneCordelia
LMAO my youngest DS spent the first two years of...

LMAO my youngest DS spent the first two years of his life living in our walk in closet. It is large, has a heat register and a window. It fit his crib. It was easier than having him share with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,288
Posted By AnneCordelia
Best advice. Please take it.

Best advice. Please take it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,161
Posted By AnneCordelia
I dont ever want to see anyone before 7am....

I dont ever want to see anyone before 7am. Otherwise they can arrive anywhere from 7-8am. We leave for our school walk at 8am sharp so they must be here and ready to go. I oftwn head to playgroup or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,135
Posted By AnneCordelia
I am not a spanker. I do believe that my children...

I am not a spanker. I do believe that my children deserve security of person just as an adult, but I agree that this verbage rubbed me the wrong way too. This kind of wording is for shock value and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,135
Posted By AnneCordelia
Section 43 of the Criminal Code says parents,...

Section 43 of the Criminal Code says parents, teachers and others standing in place of a guardian may spank. However in 2004 the Supreme Court of Ontario made some stipulations to that section.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,135
Posted By AnneCordelia
In Ontario, Canada it is illegal for a dcprovider...

In Ontario, Canada it is illegal for a dcprovider to spank a dck even if parents give permission.

It is illegal for.a parent to spank a child younger than 2 or older than 12. It is illegal to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,876
Posted By AnneCordelia
My group is tue ages of yours too. My most played...

My group is tue ages of yours too. My most played with toys are blocks, trains/cars, baby doll and accessories, kitchen and food, and dress up hats. They love the hats. lol.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,259
Posted By AnneCordelia
All of mine that start during the school year are...

All of mine that start during the school year are transotioned to one nap immediately due to our school schedule. I find that the first two weeks can be rough but that they adapt to the new routine...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,654
Posted By AnneCordelia
I always get paid before care is provided.

I always get paid before care is provided.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,080
Posted By AnneCordelia
I think the photos on the cover of Time are fine....

I think the photos on the cover of Time are fine. Its not sloppy or graphic. Everyone loved that pic of the soldier kissing the nurse at the end of WWII when it appeared in Life magazine. Dont even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 341
Poll: Gay Marriage
Views: 33,150
Posted By AnneCordelia
I will tell you why I think they jumped on her...

I will tell you why I think they jumped on her pic. People were using the Human Rights Campaigns photo as a profile picture to encourage and support the SCOTUS into *changing law* in favour of equal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,063
Posted By AnneCordelia
We believe our children have a right to autonomy...

We believe our children have a right to autonomy of body, and that any modifications made to their bodies will be a personal choice made by them.

We are supportive of peircings and tattoos, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,114
Posted By AnneCordelia
In my business they would pay the new rate. They...

In my business they would pay the new rate. They did not have the old two-day rate, they had the five-day rate, and so it is not applicable to them. All contract renegotiations are done under current...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 341
Poll: Gay Marriage
Views: 33,150
Posted By AnneCordelia
All Jesus does in this scripture is quote Genesis...

All Jesus does in this scripture is quote Genesis 2:24. Interestingly enough only 44 verses later, in Genesis, God condones a polygamy marriage, which is most certainly not between just one man and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 341
Poll: Gay Marriage
Views: 33,150
Posted By AnneCordelia
It gives me a bit of conniption fit too, as a...

It gives me a bit of conniption fit too, as a happily MARRIED atheist.

Besides if we are talking biblical definitions of marriage, it often includes more than one wife, women treated as property,...
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