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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By Stephnrich
I've never heard it put this way before, but I...

I've never heard it put this way before, but I absolutely love it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,979
Posted By Stephnrich
Lol! I'm a pescetarian, and am in no way...

Lol! I'm a pescetarian, and am in no way offended. That lady needs to get her panties out of a wad. Seriously, people are ridiculous.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,242
Posted By Stephnrich
Standing up for yourself - especially to someone...

Standing up for yourself - especially to someone with a bossier personality- is hard. Congratulations!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,357
Posted By Stephnrich
Interesting read - thanks for sharing!

Interesting read - thanks for sharing!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By Stephnrich
Congrats! I have the same cut off time, and find...

Congrats! I have the same cut off time, and find it very helpful.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,511
Posted By Stephnrich
Is there a way to share a PDF of our handbooks?...

Is there a way to share a PDF of our handbooks? If so, I'd be glad to share mine.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,143
Posted By Stephnrich
That made me laugh so much!

That made me laugh so much!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,791
Posted By Stephnrich
The CPA we were using told us we had to write...

The CPA we were using told us we had to write down the odometer logs before/after every trip. That was almost impossible. I'm too lazy, and I just never did it. The new CPA explained that we only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,791
Posted By Stephnrich
Several months back I changed my hours from...

Several months back I changed my hours from 7-5:45 to 8:15-3:15, and was slightly shocked that it's worked.

We switched to a different CPA who helped us find new ways to save money, especially...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By Stephnrich
Very well said. Although I do order from Mother...

Very well said. Although I do order from Mother Goose Time and offer a preschool program, I think that children learn so much from playing. One of the best aspects of family childcare, in my opinion,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,666
Posted By Stephnrich
House Insurance

Having a hard time finding insurance without going through the lender. I'm already in a hard to insure area - the coast of Texas - and having a daycare makes it near impossible. Who do y'all use?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,567
Posted By Stephnrich
I have a "Kids Say the Darndest Things" section...

I have a "Kids Say the Darndest Things" section in mine, and it's everyone's favorite. My mom even likes reading our newsletter just to see what the kids might've said. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,517
Posted By Stephnrich
September of last year I changed my hours from...

September of last year I changed my hours from 7:00-5:45 to 8:15-3:15. I was full with 12 children at the time, and lost half of the kids. I expected to lose more, but grandparents help w/pickups for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,472
Posted By Stephnrich
I was wondering the same thing. I take the 24-26....

I was wondering the same thing. I take the 24-26. This year, the 26 is on a Saturday, so I'm not sure if I should close the following Monday.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,124
Posted By Stephnrich
I had a family ask me to consider keeping their...

I had a family ask me to consider keeping their two kids for the entire weekend while they took a romantic trip to Austin. I declined. Time off is our time. Unless you are really money strapped, I'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,695
Posted By Stephnrich
Currently my groups favorite activities are...

Currently my groups favorite activities are "paper dolls" (magazine cut outs of people and dolls glued onto card stock), our big bag full of scarves and gloves, and dress up items. The bag of scarves...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 858
Posted By Stephnrich
Parents Night Out

Does anyone know what forms would be required from children not already enrolled for a Parent's Night Out, specifically for Texas?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
Posted By Stephnrich
My contract states $1 per minute for late...

My contract states $1 per minute for late pickups, due the next day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,413
Posted By Stephnrich
I do a monthly newsletter. All the parents...

I do a monthly newsletter. All the parents favorite section is Kids Say the Darndest Things, where I write funny things the kids have said that month.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,428
Posted By Stephnrich
A few months ago I'd have suggested you just stay...

A few months ago I'd have suggested you just stay with it for the money. Not now. I changed my hours drastically and am now working 7 hours daily instead of 11. So worth the loss of income. Do it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,965
Posted By Stephnrich
Congrats to you!

Congrats to you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,840
Posted By Stephnrich
Nope. Payment is due on Monday mornings. I do at...

Nope. Payment is due on Monday mornings. I do at least put a "Reminder: Fees Due Today" note in the sign in binder, but that's it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,737
Posted By Stephnrich
Exactly. We put so much thought into their...

Exactly. We put so much thought into their convenience and being there for them, but now it's your turn. Close asap.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,481
Posted By Stephnrich
I'm transitioning from full time care (11 hrs) to...

I'm transitioning from full time care (11 hrs) to more of a MDO schedule (7 hrs), so I've lost 4 of my families. I liked 2 of them, but they were also my first to arrive/last to leave families. Of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,809
Posted By Stephnrich
I also have parents pay before. Payment is due at...

I also have parents pay before. Payment is due at drop off on Mondays. I was closed on Labor Day and age had paid for yesterday with a previous check. Today, payment was due for Wed-Fri, withFriday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,809
Posted By Stephnrich
She has not returned or called. Her attitude...

She has not returned or called. Her attitude wasn't differentvthsn normal; she's extremely quiet and doesn't really say ANYthing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,472
Posted By Stephnrich
I tried to attach mine on here but wasn't able to...

I tried to attach mine on here but wasn't able to (because I'm on mobile?). Mine says pretty much the same as Dave, and I'd do the same. Hard situation!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,809
Posted By Stephnrich
Growing a Backbone is Hard

I've changed my hours drastically beginning next week, and have lost four children because of it. One of the kid's last day is Friday. She's only been here about ten weeks and the mom has paid late...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,816
Posted By Stephnrich
You are so brave in moving forward and continuing...

You are so brave in moving forward and continuing care. ((Hugs)) and prayers your way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,034
Posted By Stephnrich
My heart breaks for you and his family. I'm so...

My heart breaks for you and his family. I'm so very sorry, and keep you all in my prayers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,111
Posted By Stephnrich
Couldn't have said it better.

Couldn't have said it better.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,203
Posted By Stephnrich
Sending grandparents to pick up is my favorite....

Sending grandparents to pick up is my favorite. Or the "Oh didn't my husband/wife pay this morning?" Or the ones who pay a month in advance, and then feel like they get a few days grace in paying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,539
Posted By Stephnrich
Back when I took children younger than 18 months,...

Back when I took children younger than 18 months, this is exactly what I had. I worried that the babies would feel confined, but in actuality all the older kids kept begging to go in there, lol.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,517
Posted By Stephnrich
He should be working on toilet training. His...

He should be working on toilet training. His body, at 3, naturally is able to hold his urine longer, creating less wet diapers. I do not allow children to walk around with cups, period. We also do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,555
Posted By Stephnrich
Breakfast waters need to be here by 8:30, all...

Breakfast waters need to be here by 8:30, all final drop offs by 9:00 unless there's a medical appt. I'm aware of previously.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,592
Posted By Stephnrich
Lol!!!

Lol!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,159
Posted By Stephnrich
One of my favorite kids/families came from a...

One of my favorite kids/families came from a situation like you describe. The provider left red handprints and whelps on the girl's back and bottom. Mom showed me pics the police took. She was about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,929
Posted By Stephnrich
It's interesting how different the requirements...

It's interesting how different the requirements are per state or food program. For instance - not like I would!- buttermilk is not an allowable milk here. And flavored milks are only allowed once a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,929
Posted By Stephnrich
I'm thinking it must help that I have a very...

I'm thinking it must help that I have a very realistic food rep. She approved it, per the doctors' notes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,929
Posted By Stephnrich
I am on the food program. Both doctors' notes say...

I am on the food program. Both doctors' notes say subbing for nut or soy milks are acceptable and have been approved by my food program rep.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,929
Posted By Stephnrich
Parents definitely do that, though. I have two...

Parents definitely do that, though. I have two kids who do not have a dairy allergy, but their parents think cow's milk is not healthy and want me to serve almond milk. They got a waiver from their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,960
Posted By Stephnrich
Congrats! It really is a tough thing you had to...

Congrats! It really is a tough thing you had to do, but you did it! :) Good luck with your interview.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,684
Posted By Stephnrich
That makes for such a Great day (well minus nap)....

That makes for such a Great day (well minus nap). Fingers crossed he gets that down for you. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,094
Posted By Stephnrich
Several churches offer MDO through their of their...

Several churches offer MDO through their of their church. My area is a mix of three small towns, averaging about 15 - 20k each, plus part of a larger town with about 50k. According to several Coast...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,094
Posted By Stephnrich
I've already told my current clients, all of...

I've already told my current clients, all of which I really love and am sad to be disappointing. I'm looking to advertise to a new group.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,094
Posted By Stephnrich
Help With Advertising New Hours

In one month I'm changing my operating hours from 7:00-5:45 to 8:15-3:15; more geared towards Mother's Day Out. I take kids 18 months - 5 years, provide breakfast, lunch and snack and provide Mother...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,287
Posted By Stephnrich
For peace of mind, yes, I think I would.

For peace of mind, yes, I think I would.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,744
Posted By Stephnrich
I've had kids do this, too. Usually it's a phase...

I've had kids do this, too. Usually it's a phase that'll pass after they only receive negative attention, or if it's bad enough are made to stay right by my side.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,276
Posted By Stephnrich
Lol, WTH?! That could take the cake. One question...

Lol, WTH?! That could take the cake. One question I'm always asked us "How do you get them to mind you?" Im not sure how to answer it, and usually just say kids mind differently than they do with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,018
Posted By Stephnrich
Some I miss a lot, most I really don't. It is...

Some I miss a lot, most I really don't. It is kind of sad that most of them won't remember us, but I'd like to think they will remember the happy feelings.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,372
Posted By Stephnrich
I have the exact problem as you! I'm currently...

I have the exact problem as you! I'm currently going with my backup plan of hiring my 18 yr old son for now, but would love to have someone long term. No advice, just know I'm in the boat with you, :/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,947
Posted By Stephnrich
Oh I hate that for you and the child!

Oh I hate that for you and the child!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,947
Posted By Stephnrich
I completely agree with this and think I'll steal...

I completely agree with this and think I'll steal your line about the child not behaving this way for me. I think a lot of parents just don't want to be the "bad guy" at drop off, but it just seems...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,947
Posted By Stephnrich
Parents Finding Fits Amusing

Why does it seem most parents find it amusing when their child throws a drop off or pick up for? I mean, maybe they're embarrassed so they're giving the little laugh and smirk from that? They're is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,763
Posted By Stephnrich
Exactly. If there weren't any actual rules, and...

Exactly. If there weren't any actual rules, and this was a case of a manager singling them out, maybe it'd be different. But there was a specific rule. Follow them or leave.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,048
Posted By Stephnrich
This cracked me up!

This cracked me up!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,048
Posted By Stephnrich
I wouldn't worry. Also, if you figure out how to...

I wouldn't worry. Also, if you figure out how to Quarintine a cat, let me know lol! We have 4 cats. Two are declawed and super chill, 1 is old and stays in my son's room or outside, but 1 will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,016
Posted By Stephnrich
Thank you for the link!

Thank you for the link!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,380
Posted By Stephnrich
No advice either, other than to say I'm feeling...

No advice either, other than to say I'm feeling the same way. How'd you come across a legitimate work at home company, btw? Hoping everything's turns out great!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,016
Posted By Stephnrich
Interviewing Sub

I need to find a new substitute caregiver. I've not had good luck with this at all. Do any of you have a process for interviewing and hiring a sub, forms, advice? If I don't find a competent and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,138
Posted By Stephnrich
I've not used one, but have always wanted to.

I've not used one, but have always wanted to.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,649
Posted By Stephnrich
Why Choose Family Childcare Then?

Do any of you have parents that just don't communicate? I have have two sets of families where neither parents do; barely respond to my conversation at drop off/pick up, no email responding, just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,410
Posted By Stephnrich
👍. This is spot on!

👍. This is spot on!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,120
Posted By Stephnrich
May 28 is last day here, start back August 25

May 28 is last day here, start back August 25
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,646
Posted By Stephnrich
What do the subs get paid? I have one...

What do the subs get paid? I have one (unreliable) sub that I pay )$10 an hour right now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,646
Posted By Stephnrich
It's a relief to hear this has been done before....

It's a relief to hear this has been done before. I plan on calling providers tomorrow and asking about their interest. Thank you all for your input. Im having trouble coming up with a clear plan of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,646
Posted By Stephnrich
Sharing a Sub With Other Providers?

I'm having a difficult time finding a good, reliable substitute, which I need for 10 hrs a week. I'm pretty sure if offered more hours, it'd be easier to find someone more reluAble and better...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,071
Posted By Stephnrich
Not a horrible person. I'd do the same thing.

Not a horrible person. I'd do the same thing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,072
Posted By Stephnrich
Love this post! I'm thankful for my husband...

Love this post!

I'm thankful for my husband and how he helps me through the stress of this job.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,420
Posted By Stephnrich
Sad that these parents aren't the only ones then....

Sad that these parents aren't the only ones then. :( This family kills me because both parents are very looks oriented for themselves, just now for their kid.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,420
Posted By Stephnrich
Same clothes, two days in a row

Kid comes in one day in the pajama top they slept in, that's fine. Kid comes back the next wearing the exact same pajama top with food stains.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,661
Posted By Stephnrich
I'm so sorry! The bounce party idea is terrific!...

I'm so sorry! The bounce party idea is terrific! Do you have a childcare facebook page or something to get this idea out there asap?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,008
Posted By Stephnrich
For birthdays, I soend $20-$25 on a toy or book...

For birthdays, I soend $20-$25 on a toy or book for the child would like. Sometimes they unknowingly help me pick their gift on Amazon! For Christmas I buy a book and puzzle or board game for each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,719
Posted By Stephnrich
I have the same set up and had a mom that would...

I have the same set up and had a mom that would just sit Criss cross on the ground for upwards of 20 minutes. Finally I put it in the newsletter about 5 minute or less drop off/pick ups, and that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,746
Posted By Stephnrich
That is hilarious! Sometimes we should get awards...

That is hilarious! Sometimes we should get awards just for not laughing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,399
Posted By Stephnrich
^^^^^This is exactly how I'm starting to feel 7...

^^^^^This is exactly how I'm starting to feel 7 years in. Take the vacations!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,298
Posted By Stephnrich
I'm so sorry (((hugs))). You definitely need to...

I'm so sorry (((hugs))). You definitely need to take a day or two. Do the dc parents know? Is think they would al be very understanding .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,192
Posted By Stephnrich
Wow, 10 kids on a field trip. You need a nap...

Wow, 10 kids on a field trip. You need a nap after? ;-) do you take everyone on school pickups as well?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,192
Posted By Stephnrich
Scheduling Field Trips? Letting Families Leave?

I'm a licensed caregiver and can keep 12 children at a time. I've been at capacity for some time and have employed a sub to fill in so I can leave for school pickups/drop offs and appointments. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,624
Posted By Stephnrich
Eric Herman and the Invisible Band and Elizabeth...

Eric Herman and the Invisible Band and Elizabeth Mitchell are good ones.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,387
Posted By Stephnrich
I use Minute Menues Kids, which I get through my...

I use Minute Menues Kids, which I get through my food program. Excel or a receipt book would work, though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,645
Posted By Stephnrich
7:00 - 5:45

7:00 - 5:45
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,061
Posted By Stephnrich
I take all of these but include the day after...

I take all of these but include the day after Christmas as well. My policy is these are paid and will take the Friday before if it occurs on a Saturday, or the Monday after if it occurs on a Sunday....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,668
Posted By Stephnrich
I feel you. It's been a long time since I've had...

I feel you. It's been a long time since I've had that happen. Last winter we had icy weather, so schools and most businesses closed (southeast Texas, we don't do ice!). Out of 11 kids, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,156
Posted By Stephnrich
After lunch, the children take turns using the...

After lunch, the children take turns using the restroom and then may pick a book to bring to the table. After everyone has gone and diapers have been checked, they go line up in my front living room...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,472
Posted By Stephnrich
I would love all of this in an app! I currently...

I would love all of this in an app! I currently use Minute Menu Kids through my food program and I copy/paste their daily report in an email to parents. It takes a lot of time to write individual...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,632
Posted By Stephnrich
I do both. I think it's a good idea to bond with...

I do both. I think it's a good idea to bond with the children through play, but also to observe while letting them play either alone or with other children.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,076
Posted By Stephnrich
He was just tested by the school district for...

He was just tested by the school district for general delays. The parents started to worry about autism. There is something off. I'll look up ASQ, thanks. I haven't heard of it yet.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,076
Posted By Stephnrich
Documenting Delays

I've been lurking for some time, keep meaning to post but something always stops me. This is a great group of providers, so I'm hoping someone could guide me to what I'm looking for. There's a child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,780
Posted By Stephnrich
What nerve! Buh-buh.

What nerve! Buh-buh.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,276
Posted By Stephnrich
I wish I could put the child with the tantrum in...

I wish I could put the child with the tantrum in another room, but I'm unable to do that for supervision reasons. I do put him in what I tell him is calm down spot, but unfortunately that's just a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,276
Posted By Stephnrich
Tantrums - How To Handle & When To Call Parents

Without too many details, how long do most of you allow a three year old to have a crying/screaming tantrum before you've had it and call parents? Tips to handle this type of behavior? I've been very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,176
Posted By Stephnrich
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,176
Posted By Stephnrich
Hiring a Substitute

Hi. This is my first post, other than an introduction, so I'm hoping this is the correct place. I'm a licensed childcare provider in Texas. During the school year and when needed, my mom works as my...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-31-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,568
Posted By Stephnrich
Hello from Texas!

Hi! I've been stalking this forum awhile and figured the best way to start interacting is to dive in with an introduction.

I'm a licensed provider; got my license in November of last year, but...
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