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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,439
Posted By DanceMom
I've always bought a canister like from Michaels...

I've always bought a canister like from Michaels crafts - and the kids and I bake cookies and fill them up! Easy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,675
Posted By DanceMom
I went from FT to PT - only open T,W and TH and...

I went from FT to PT - only open T,W and TH and it's been THE best decision I've ever made in this business - I am much happier ! I charge a flat daily rate. Surprisingly the demand for PT seems...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 989
Posted By DanceMom
My son gets SEVERE allergies in the spring and...

My son gets SEVERE allergies in the spring and still has them today - his nose runs like a faucet,sneezes like crazy, bad sore throat and extremely red puffy eyes - I always have to send a note to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,693
Posted By DanceMom
Biggest request of my daycare life ! Parents...

Biggest request of my daycare life ! Parents always want naps cut shorter Because "they have a hard time getting child to sleep at night".... I hate being dishonest but I always just say I do and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,745
Posted By DanceMom
10 years and last week I turned in my license....

10 years and last week I turned in my license. I'm legally unlicensed now with 1 family. Cannot deal with this generation of parents anymore :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,290
Posted By DanceMom
Yeah really !! Isn't that like commonsense 101?...

Yeah really !! Isn't that like commonsense 101? :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,290
Posted By DanceMom
Exactly ! Thanks ! You're help and support is...

Exactly !
Thanks ! You're help and support is appreciated!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,290
Posted By DanceMom
I did it. Handed her a notice of term and she...

I did it. Handed her a notice of term and she lost it in my entry way.
I had to ask her to leave a handful Of times - she wanted to keep going on and on. I wasn't going to until pick up on Friday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,290
Posted By DanceMom
[/B] I'm working on creating that "backbone"...

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I'm working on creating that "backbone" :(. The big termination backbone. It's been years since I've terminated. It's always SO excruciating for me
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,290
Posted By DanceMom
True - not sure what game she's playing here and...

True - not sure what game she's playing here and also know I just need to be done as quick as it started!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,290
Posted By DanceMom
Update: So I confront dcm about her posts...

Update:

So I confront dcm about her posts looking for care. I told her that I will take her posts as her notice and dcg will be done xx day. She immediately called me bawling hysterical that she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,060
Posted By DanceMom
I fell in a parking lot with my daughter when she...

I fell in a parking lot with my daughter when she was a baby! So scary!! It was an accident - if document it to death and have parents sign!
Good luck but I wouldn't worry too much about it! I know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,765
Posted By DanceMom
Parents Sending Kid to Daycare to Go Drink??

How would you feel about dcp having the week off and day drinking and "getting drunk" while their child is at daycare?

None of my business what they do on their day off but kinda annoying...I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,290
Posted By DanceMom
Yes I have the screen shots. I would appreciate...

Yes I have the screen shots.
I would appreciate any help !
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,290
Posted By DanceMom
Thanks - I still processing all Of this! she...

Thanks - I still processing all Of this! she dropped off again all happy chatting etc. I kept quiet mostly and let
Her get on her way!
I feel stabbed in the back. I've always been that provider...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,290
Posted By DanceMom
Can anyone help write a term letter ? I've...

Can anyone help write a term letter ?
I've termed before but never for a relationship going south...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2016, 06:05 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,290
Posted By DanceMom
Thanks for clarifying. I was starting to question...

Thanks for clarifying. I was starting to question myself ! Ha !
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,290
Posted By DanceMom
Thanks - This all seems so high school to me !...

Thanks -
This all seems so high school to me ! I'm 42 yrs old she is 26.must be the age difference :rolleyes:
How would you term? Provider/parent differences?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,290
Posted By DanceMom
Although you think something isn't adding up. ...

Although you think something isn't adding up.
Answer me what would you do if you found out a mother was speaking very negative about you to a huge group of people?

Regardless of the reason?

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,290
Posted By DanceMom
Logged back in - think I'm safe. The other...

Logged back in - think I'm safe.

The other family sent me a text saying I was being bashed on the others FB page. I asked what it said and she sent me screen shots of what was being said.

If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By DanceMom
I would exclude - more than likely he will get...

I would exclude - more than likely he will get worse and start showing symptoms. But also if he was just diagnosed - I'd want to exclude for more than one day - what's the difference if you take him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By DanceMom
She said she doesn't really agree with the doctor...

She said she doesn't really agree with the doctor but it's been their pediatrician with their family for 3 yrs(she has a 3 daughter too). So I doubt it...thankfully (and not) the father is laid off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By DanceMom
Excluding for "Virus"?

I have a 7mth old in full time care that has been getting different "viruses" like weekly. He comes down with something, parents take him in and doc says virus every single time so far. Never a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 12,885
Posted By DanceMom
I would 100% put a stop to her. The main reason...

I would 100% put a stop to her. The main reason is her stating you were "rough" with her son. I also, would make sure you let your licensor know what is going on and your side of this - you never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,618
Posted By DanceMom
I have a current laid off parent - has been for...

I have a current laid off parent - has been for months. It doesn't bother me they still being everyday but it Does bother me they they are the first to arrive and last to pick up...
They are getting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,164
Posted By DanceMom
Yep - im closing my doors soon. The parents (and...

Yep - im closing my doors soon. The parents (and all the BS we deal with the state on) are pushing me to my limit. When I started my daycare 10 yrs ago it was perfect - I was the boss, this was MY...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,300
Posted By DanceMom
The appointment is next Friday. I'll let ya know...

The appointment is next Friday. I'll let ya know !!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,300
Posted By DanceMom
This is what it's for too - ortho appointments...

This is what it's for too - ortho appointments (gum surgery to get her gap to close ) - they will be the death of me 😁
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,300
Posted By DanceMom
Ha ! Love this ! Thanks !

Ha ! Love this ! Thanks !
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,300
Posted By DanceMom
Same with me - I used to ask and learned to tell....

Same with me - I used to ask and learned to tell.
Thanks !!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,300
Posted By DanceMom
I did not "ask" - I told her I was having to...

I did not "ask" - I told her I was having to close at 4:15 and needed dcb picked up by then. It wasn't and isn't an option.

To me her response was she thinks she has an option to be late. We've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,300
Posted By DanceMom
Appointments

What do you do for appointments? I rarely go to the doctor, my husband takes our kids to 95% of their appointments. If I do have to schedule one or take one I make it for the last hour possible and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,333
Posted By DanceMom
"My Child Won't Go To Sleep At Night"

Why is that ALWAYS daycare's fault?? The 10 yrs I have been licensed this is my biggest struggle with parents! They always, no matter how young, never want their kid to take a nap or only a 30 min...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,258
Posted By DanceMom
He does it at home too. The parents say "well at...

He does it at home too. The parents say "well at least he doesn't like the feeling"

Really?

Their daughter did it when she was this age and we got into a HUGE blow out verbal fight in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,258
Posted By DanceMom
Poop digger ! Yep!

Help!!

I have a two year old boy that will dig in his diaper when he poops and throws it all over the place. At nap I put him in backwards zipped up pajamas. Well today he did it all over my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,473
Posted By DanceMom
I did too. I got it extended out 9 months. I...

I did too. I got it extended out 9 months. I tried everything to get out of it and they refuse to let me out of it.

Oops old post!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,500
Posted By DanceMom
I would too, no question. That would be crossing...

I would too, no question. That would be crossing the line for me.

Nothing worse when you leave msg's all over the place and they still show up, its happened to me twice. Complete BS.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,858
Posted By DanceMom
Good Friday is a contract holiday - I am never...

Good Friday is a contract holiday - I am never closed the day after Easter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,819
Posted By DanceMom
Parents bring all diapers ( pull-ups and swim...

Parents bring all diapers ( pull-ups and swim diapers ) I provide the wipes - I needed wipes like every week so I just have them pitch in once and awhile but I provide the majority of them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,839
Posted By DanceMom
I wish it all the time - and thankfully in a...

I wish it all the time - and thankfully in a couple years that is all I will be.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,801
Posted By DanceMom
I wear sweats and only sweats ( sometimes jeans)....

I wear sweats and only sweats ( sometimes jeans).

By the end of the day I have either snot, spit up, food, formula,paint, markers, poop, puke , dirt/mud or whatever on my clothes - I'm not about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,035
Posted By DanceMom
Born first, that's a great idea actually -...

Born first, that's a great idea actually - simple. I love simplicity ! likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,035
Posted By DanceMom
I honestly think my licensor is a "lazy" and...

I honestly think my licensor is a "lazy" and maybe doesn't want to do the leg work....as my mother in law who has been licensed for 30 yrs used to get them all the time but now with her new licensor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,035
Posted By DanceMom
I think it's hit or miss with variances - my...

I think it's hit or miss with variances - my mother in law has gotten them before but not for very long and my licensor tells me constantly that the state/county is getting more and more tough on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,035
Posted By DanceMom
I have 10 kids now, I am licensed for 12. I...

I have 10 kids now, I am licensed for 12. I believe our max variance is 30 days per year - I would need much more than that. With my current kids ages and what they will be then - I have one spot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,035
Posted By DanceMom
Yes due in August and October - I KNOW things can...

Yes due in August and October - I KNOW things can change by then - I could get hit by a car getting my mail tonight - I am not worrying about it - Two moms recently told me their are pregnant -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,035
Posted By DanceMom
One is Due in august and another is due in Oct. ...

One is Due in august and another is due in Oct. They both have told me they want to enroll their babies, yes I know things can change in a minute, change tomorrow, change 5 months from now, I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,035
Posted By DanceMom
Two Moms Pregnant - Opening For Only One..

I have no idea what to do - Who to terminate to make room !!
I have two moms who are currently pregnant - due around the same time - I have an opening only for one of the kids..my next infant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,499
Posted By DanceMom
When To Suggest A Doctor Visit ??

I have a 1 yr old that has been coughing to the point of gagging at times and has had a runny nose for over 3 weeks now...It just doesnt seem to be getting any better..

Would you require a doctor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,815
Posted By DanceMom
(Logged in now ) He is just really an...

(Logged in now )

He is just really an annoying little boy - mean to say but he is annoying to the kids. It isnt so much that he is mean to them..he just annoys them...I just wonder if over more...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-04-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,284
Posted By DanceMom
No the FB thing would not upset me. My parents...

No the FB thing would not upset me. My parents know when I have had a bad day..everyone had bad days at the jobs. It takes a saint to do our jobs and to be all happy lovey all the time is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,672
Posted By DanceMom
I used to but I do not anymore. I used to...

I used to but I do not anymore. I used to close...then I used to call the parents and give them the choice of coming and they ( all of them ) came every single time..so now I don't even bother...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,856
Posted By DanceMom
I would definately appreciate that ! Thanks !

I would definately appreciate that ! Thanks !
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,856
Posted By DanceMom
If A Family Leaves Your Care And Gives You..

a termination letter signed dated etc..do you make them sign anything on top of it? Have your own forms for them to sign? If so do you have examples?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,343
Posted By DanceMom
I totally agree with everything in this post !! ...

I totally agree with everything in this post !! I also do the porch light thing..if it isnt on then my clock does not say 6:45 - and I use computer time so its real time !
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,763
Posted By DanceMom
I have to agree with you on - no money is worth...

I have to agree with you on - no money is worth my time when it comes to late pick ups...I would much rather have them pick up on time than make extra money !!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,886
Posted By DanceMom
No, I only use them when I am changing diapers !

No, I only use them when I am changing diapers !
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,981
Posted By DanceMom
Ya know..I actually dont even tell my parents...

Ya know..I actually dont even tell my parents anymore but that is because of THEM. I used to call them if me or my kids were sick and give them the option to come, but every single time they would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,898
Posted By DanceMom
The tantrum is not because they are coming...

The tantrum is not because they are coming here...they are having the tantrum at home and in the car...and while the parents are getting the kids coats etc off....So this morning I just said leave to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,898
Posted By DanceMom
Tantrums at Drop Off..

Do you take control and make the parent leave?? These kids listen to me and never their parents...This morning for the first time in 3 years I had 3 girls come in screaming, kicking, crying, hitting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,761
Posted By DanceMom
Oh My God I would have KILLED them !!! ANytime a...

Oh My God I would have KILLED them !!! ANytime a dcp is going to be more than 15 minutes late they are required to call their Emergency contact to pick up their child ! Ive had it happen only once..
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,724
Posted By DanceMom
Haha I would but one of my clients are chinese...

Haha I would but one of my clients are chinese :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,724
Posted By DanceMom
I have this problem !!! My rug is ruined from...

I have this problem !!! My rug is ruined from these parents..NOT The kids..the PARENTS.. I have a mom that wears big ole boots and walks her child here from her house - she is two blocks away...she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,518
Posted By DanceMom
I had a fence installed last year - and it is...

I had a fence installed last year - and it is worth every penny for my peace of mind !! The only time it is required if we are on a busy street with within a certain amount of feet from a body of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,330
Posted By DanceMom
Within a month I got my first...and then within...

Within a month I got my first...and then within the next month they kept rolling in :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,469
Posted By DanceMom
I send home notes a week before I am about to...

I send home notes a week before I am about to think I am going to run out and I email them. If they still forget ( which they do ) and I have to use my sons - I charge them for each diaper used !
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,329
Posted By DanceMom
I have...once. I remember putting a dcg in time...

I have...once. I remember putting a dcg in time out in the diningroom and I was walking around getting the other kids ready for an activity and Im like "where is so and so?" oopps. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,080
Posted By DanceMom
This is great - I would definately send this out...

This is great - I would definately send this out to all of them..they need to realize how shi*tty they were to you..and hopefully apologize. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,510
Posted By DanceMom
Yep - I have a Tattle Tree - go tell the Tattle...

Yep - I have a Tattle Tree - go tell the Tattle Tree...and we have talks about when its appropriate to tell and not to tell. If someone is hurt - ok to come and tell me - if someone is not hurt - go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,080
Posted By DanceMom
Very sorry for your loss - knowing me I would...

Very sorry for your loss - knowing me I would have probably said something pretty crappy to them - that's terrible...but there are a lot of selfish people in the world..
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,759
Posted By DanceMom
I bought a huge poster board and wrote them in...

I bought a huge poster board and wrote them in black marker and posted them on the inside of my front door. Anytime someone breaks a rule, we all go over and read them.

House Rules ~

- Play...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,888
Posted By DanceMom
I have : My own daughter - turns 5 in Feb ...

I have :

My own daughter - turns 5 in Feb
My own son - turns 3 in Feb

DCG - turns 4 in March
DCG - 4 yrs
DCG - 3 yrs
DCG - 2 yrs
DCB - 16 months
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,027
Posted By DanceMom
All families but one give me checks - no problems...

All families but one give me checks - no problems - had to beat it into their heads though for awhile to remember to give them to me on paydays but haven't had a problem for over a year.

My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,979
Posted By DanceMom
I usually don't take them out unless it's 30 or...

I usually don't take them out unless it's 30 or more out...if it is below 30 it has to feel warmer ( sun etc ) I have 10 kids here and they start to whine pretty quick when its really cold - so Im...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,301
Posted By DanceMom
All county forms - there are I think 5 - I can't...

All county forms - there are I think 5 - I can't remember exact right now.

My forms are:

- contract
- emergency pick up
- Baby/Toddler or Child info sheet
- permission for sunscreen
-...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,327
Posted By DanceMom
I have retaining wall outside that goes to a...

I have retaining wall outside that goes to a stone deck on the side of my house - they made me put a fence around the retaining wall because they said kids would fall or or jump off of it.

Also,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,233
Posted By DanceMom
I use this too - has carbon copies so its nice to...

I use this too - has carbon copies so its nice to tear off theirs and mine stays in the book - one book lasts me about a year.

Im finding I am ALWAYS running out of printer ink so Id much rather...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,257
Posted By DanceMom
EXACTLY what I was going to say....a job will...

EXACTLY what I was going to say....a job will come around - there are jobs out there...you dont HAVE to do daycare forever. You will never get that time back with your daughter. I worked outside of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,613
Posted By DanceMom
That is what I was thinking..and this mom likes...

That is what I was thinking..and this mom likes to bring things up to me that this child does new and wants to know if the other kids are doing it here..one of those moms..
So I think with this mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,613
Posted By DanceMom
DCK Showing Her "Privates"...

How would you have handled this situation ? Never had this happen before..I Was with another child in the bathroom and came out to a almost 4 yr old DCG with her pants down showing her privates to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,868
Posted By DanceMom
I have a SA too - you hit it on the head..she is...

I have a SA too - you hit it on the head..she is ALWAYS hungry, ALWAYS bored, ALWAYS getting the others riled up, makes the biggest mess, TALKS NONNNNN STOP !!! Drives me nuts..I told her mom that...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-03-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,166
Posted By DanceMom
My tax guy says I'm allowed to count in my hours...

My tax guy says I'm allowed to count in my hours either 30 or 60 minutes of cleaning before and after daycare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,837
Posted By DanceMom
I put it on when I am making breakfast - kids...

I put it on when I am making breakfast - kids come at all different times so as I am continually making breakfast as one is done and one arrives - the one that is done needs to go wait quietly and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,501
Posted By DanceMom
Getting an EIN is VERY easy - I got it in 2...

Getting an EIN is VERY easy - I got it in 2 seconds from the IRS website with zero paperwork.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,945
Posted By DanceMom
Mine all used to because I have 2 kids of my own...

Mine all used to because I have 2 kids of my own and of course they called me Mama so the daycare kids also called me mama..now that they are older they know my real name and call me by it :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,949
Posted By DanceMom
I have kids sleeping all over my house - We have...

I have kids sleeping all over my house - We have a 2 story - so top floor is my son in his bed, my 5 yr old daughter in her bed / 15 mth old in PNP in my room, 3 yr old girl in guest room on cot, 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,860
Posted By DanceMom
My kids are around the same age of all my dck's...

My kids are around the same age of all my dck's but I do not invite them to birthdays and they do not invite my kids to theirs. I keep the relationship with my dc families business only. I dont...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 22,690
Posted By DanceMom
There is a daycare center here that only takes...

There is a daycare center here that only takes sick kids..I think its called "Under the Weather" They have been open for a few years and still going..

http://www.undertheweathersickchildcare.com/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,765
Posted By DanceMom
Depends on the day - if so and so had a rough...

Depends on the day - if so and so had a rough night I will let them sleep until they wake - however I would not let them sleep more than 2 1/2 - 3 hours.

Also depends on our afternoon...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,073
Posted By DanceMom
Agree with Crystal also, I would put her in/on...

Agree with Crystal also, I would put her in/on her cot away from the other kids for a rest time until she can act better. I would gate her in an area if she kept getting up.

If my kids act up,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,356
Posted By DanceMom
I dont have a policy on maternity leave in my...

I dont have a policy on maternity leave in my contract - I have had two moms on mat. leave though since I started - they sent their older child still every day and paid full price and if they wanted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,084
Posted By DanceMom
I actually bought a nice wood changing table that...

I actually bought a nice wood changing table that I placed by my kitchen bathroom in a corner ( cant see it unless going to the bathroom ) and its located by their cubbies with their diapers and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,053
Posted By DanceMom
got mine at Walmart - they are like camping cots...

got mine at Walmart - they are like camping cots - love them because they fold up nicely and come with a bag. $25.00

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Regalo-My-Cot-Travel-Bed/4433186
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,208
Posted By DanceMom
I plan to close also as soon as I can afford to...

I plan to close also as soon as I can afford to do so. Its unfortunate that these daycare parents tend to ruin this experience for us...Im sure there are some good parents out there but I think the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,715
Posted By DanceMom
One thing I do not feel guilty about is my time...

One thing I do not feel guilty about is my time off. I need it for my mental health and my homes physical health ;)

I take 10 PAID personal days - anything over that is at no charge.
I take all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,750
Posted By DanceMom
Im learning not to. She just called and said she...

Im learning not to. She just called and said she was stuck in traffic for the past 1/2 hour ( which is a lie because she has an excuse and blames every single time she is late on "something" that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,750
Posted By DanceMom
I had to get a girl up today from her nap early,...

I had to get a girl up today from her nap early, because mom said she would be here at 1:30 to pick up...its an hour later and she still isnt here..this dcg has been waiting for an hour and was so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,750
Posted By DanceMom
Doesn't surprise me - if it was the end of the...

Doesn't surprise me - if it was the end of the world tomorrow - all my daycare kids would be here.

I have all my kids today - Three Moms and Dads are off this entire week. I even gave FREE days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,991
Posted By DanceMom
That is VERY thoughtful ! Kudos to that DCP !!!

That is VERY thoughtful ! Kudos to that DCP !!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,416
Posted By DanceMom
What a person does OUTSIDE of daycare is their...

What a person does OUTSIDE of daycare is their choice. As long as the provider is not smoking during daycare hours ( or in their house ever ) I could care less.

I actually had a parent ask me if...
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