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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By small_steps
This is my thought process also. When an employee...

This is my thought process also. When an employee who never or rarely calls in is sick I really believe them usually but a day or two (sometimes more) a month is pretty excessive to me and if you're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,762
Posted By small_steps
Yes I think a good firm talk is in order. Even my...

Yes I think a good firm talk is in order. Even my daycare parent suggested that she needs some vitamins or something because be her immune system must be bad for her to get sick as much as she does....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,762
Posted By small_steps
That's an idea if I get desperate. It just says...

That's an idea if I get desperate. It just says they have to be present. My main issue is I don't think it's legit sickness. I think it's just not having the "want to" to come to work. Legit sick yes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,762
Posted By small_steps
Also, our morale is great. We have a very good...

Also, our morale is great. We have a very good relationship as far as working together and she seems to enjoy her job. Which is probably part of the problem. It's hard not to become friends when you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,762
Posted By small_steps
I understand what you're saying. However, it's...

I understand what you're saying. However, it's just me and her. There is no one to call in to come in if one of us is out. I can occasionally get someone (a family member of mine to cover for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,762
Posted By small_steps
I don't offer paid time off. I may add some...

I don't offer paid time off. I may add some though as an incentive. Or a bonus for perfect attendance every so often.
I just recently made my helper full time because she said she really needed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,762
Posted By small_steps
I have an amazing opportunity to open a center in...

I have an amazing opportunity to open a center in my home. My residential property does have to be commercialized which isn't too much of a pain to do. And I'm in a great location. But difficulty in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,762
Posted By small_steps
Fair Amount Of Absences For Assistants/Employees Each Year

Wow! I haven't been here in so long! So glad to be back and come and check out the forum again.

So here's my question. I have always had an attendance problem. I think I've even posted about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,851
Posted By small_steps
Very inexpensive And the quality looks good but...

Very inexpensive And the quality looks good but still $10 I would rather put on something else if they aren't going to send me the entire curriculum. :-/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,851
Posted By small_steps
I've emailed her 3 times now but no response....

I've emailed her 3 times now but no response. Seems pretty popular so just wondered if anyone else had this happen with this company
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,851
Posted By small_steps
Anyone Have Issues With Preschool Palace Curriculum

Curriculum looked like something I would enjoy doing with the kids not to mention cheap...but I ordered it and only received the first part. It's been almost a month. Frustrating because I wanted to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By small_steps
Our program locks us out if we don't do it the...

Our program locks us out if we don't do it the day before. They didn't start doing that until recently. It's frustrating. I lost about a weeks worth of reimbursement because there wasn't any warning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,511
Posted By small_steps
Wow they must've changed it or maybe some...

Wow they must've changed it or maybe some licensors do it differently. I'm in texas also. My first year she visited every two months for the first 6 months and then every 6 months for a year and now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,818
Posted By small_steps
For the first few months afterwards I didn't take...

For the first few months afterwards I didn't take any infants. But I realized a long time ago that infants are my absolute favorite and I'm good with them (except for the occasional one that hasn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,818
Posted By small_steps
I am so very sorry! You're experience was...

I am so very sorry! You're experience was probably much worse than mine because of losing that sweet baby. But you do know exactly how I feel. How are you now? I need to read the responses. I only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,818
Posted By small_steps
Yep almost a full week!

Yep almost a full week!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,818
Posted By small_steps
Apparently so. They did mention at the first...

Apparently so. They did mention at the first visit to my house (when I asked them why they were there since it had been almost a week since I had even seen the baby) that there was possibly an old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,818
Posted By small_steps
Thank you! It did end up being shaken baby for...

Thank you! It did end up being shaken baby for sure as far as I know but I still do not know who or when? Seems like brother was very rough and would pick up baby and drop him. And also some other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,818
Posted By small_steps
The baby is ok. He turned a year old recently. I...

The baby is ok. He turned a year old recently. I am not in contact with the parents at all but I did see some Facebook photos. We have several mutual friends.

And thank you. I hope it was a fluke...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,818
Posted By small_steps
My Traumatic Story From Earlier This Year

Unfortunately I'm not able to get on here as much as I would like to. I do visit occasionally and make posts, comment on some and read most. This past January I posted about a new baby that I had and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,642
Posted By small_steps
No real changes today or yesterday unfortunately....

No real changes today or yesterday unfortunately. When he acted up I took him straight to TO or to his mat and it didn't really seem to phase him. Today a parent picked up during nap and he started...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,642
Posted By small_steps
I know you didn't mean that about single moms :-)...

I know you didn't mean that about single moms :-)
I just have no tolerance for single parents using that excuse and I've seen it many times unfortunately.
Today I have them playing separately...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,642
Posted By small_steps
I know you didn't mean that about single moms :-)...

I know you didn't mean that about single moms :-)
I just have no tolerance for parents using that excuse and I've seen it many times unfortunately.
Today I have them playing separately today and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,642
Posted By small_steps
No she isn't a single mom BUT I just download an...

No she isn't a single mom BUT I just download an app called mobile patrol and could see who in our area is in jail at the time...and I noticed dad spent the weekend there which could explain the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,642
Posted By small_steps
The mom doesn't know I really can't afford to...

The mom doesn't know I really can't afford to term. Maybe it will give her incentive to get it together. I will pm my email. I would love a copy of what behavior plan you use.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,642
Posted By small_steps
I really can't afford to term but I also can't...

I really can't afford to term but I also can't tolerate that behavior much longer. In the end I would rather struggle for a month or two financially because this is getting me to the point where I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,642
Posted By small_steps
What would you suggest? I haven't had discipline...

What would you suggest? I haven't had discipline problems that I couldn't handle in a while. I've been extremely consistent with him. And I don't let any of the spitting or anything slide. As soon as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,642
Posted By small_steps
Mom Rewards Bad Behavior! Frustrating!!

This past week one of the kids has been awful! He's been spitting at me, screaming at me and throwing toys at me.
He's always been a handful but he's never done this. I really can't afford to term...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,193
Posted By small_steps
Perfect! Thanks so much :-)

Perfect! Thanks so much :-)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,193
Posted By small_steps
Cute Sayings For Extra Outfits

Sending home ziploc bags for extra outfits. Anyone have any
Cute little sayings I can print out and stick on them beside the usual "please send an extra outfit"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By small_steps
She's mentioned that and she doesn't want to put...

She's mentioned that and she doesn't want to put the baby in daycare while she works. Of course she'd rather stay home with it but not sure that will be an option. I've thought a little about letting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By small_steps
May Be Losing My Assistant :-(

My helper of almost two years now has been offered a decent paying position with the city. She's great! I really hate to lose her. She hasn't decided for sure if she will take the position. It's a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,128
Posted By small_steps
Just to avoid hurt/hard feelings. Sometimes...

Just to avoid hurt/hard feelings. Sometimes parents get ugly when you term them even if you mean well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,128
Posted By small_steps
Exactly! He rarely if ever drinks from a bottle....

Exactly! He rarely if ever drinks from a bottle. I'm terming today. We've tried different sippy cups, different nipples on bottles and still he won't take it. She's known for months that he would go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,128
Posted By small_steps
Thanks everyone! I'm trying not to feel bad about...

Thanks everyone! I'm trying not to feel bad about it. I'm going to go ahead and dismiss today. Yesterday I was so irritAted with parents I'm sure my blood pressure was up. The money isn't worth the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,128
Posted By small_steps
I will definitely do this next time! Great idea....

I will definitely do this next time! Great idea. I'm no longer taking their word for it. Even after the first day they were here (this is the 3rd) you would think that she would have dad or grandma...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,128
Posted By small_steps
Never Felt Like A Parent Thought I Was An Idiot Until Now

I posted about this family yesterday.
They're only supposed to be here for 3 weeks anyway until their new babysitter is available. The strictly breast fed baby will not take a bottle for me which I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,590
Posted By small_steps
So am I! Too nice! Which I hate that I'm that way...

So am I! Too nice! Which I hate that I'm that way sometimes because I make my own children and myself suffer through more than they should have to!
:-(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,590
Posted By small_steps
3 weeks, Is it worth it?

Two new kids started yesterday. Mom and dad are very nice and I make a good bit more off of these kids because of their infant as I charge a good bit more for infants.
However, they seem a little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,184
Posted By small_steps
You guys have given me lots of great advice and...

You guys have given me lots of great advice and ideas. But I'm still not sure! Ha ha.
Guess I could order one and try it. I have 3 infants right now which is not normal for my group. I usually have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,184
Posted By small_steps
Have You Seen These Highchairs?

Have any of you used these high chairs for your daycare? I'm thinking of getting a couple. They fold up like lawn chairs from my understanding. I was thinking they could be a major space saver.
If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,303
Posted By small_steps
I guess I should be more descriptive...it will...

I guess I should be more descriptive...it will have at least two full siZe walls...I will see if I can add a picture...ok I think I added a pic.
I guess I'm just wondering if a round shower curtain...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,303
Posted By small_steps
I will contact my licensor and ask but I remember...

I will contact my licensor and ask but I remember another daycare in town that used curtains as a door and it was actually a center so I think it will be ok for my home but that is a good point and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,303
Posted By small_steps
Ideas For Playroom Bathroom Covering Besides Door

Adding a half bath to my playroom and looking for ideas to give privacy besides building walls and a door.....thinking maybe a half wall or shower curtain. Any other ideas?
I want to go as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,420
Posted By small_steps
Oh I completely agree. I may not mind so much if...

Oh I completely agree. I may not mind so much if I was getting paid for it . I think $5 every 15 minutes earlier is very reasonable. I may actually implement that. That could be extra money each week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,420
Posted By small_steps
I guess it bothers me so much because it's not...

I guess it bothers me so much because it's not just 15 minutes, when they are both late it's up to 30. Today it was 25.one parent was 15 min late and the other was 10 min. When I look at it like that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,420
Posted By small_steps
I'm not being paid for it. One of them is CCS...

I'm not being paid for it. One of them is CCS (state pay for Texas) and I get even less than I charge other parents), the other one pays normal rate that everyone else pays for regular hours but I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,420
Posted By small_steps
Am I Being Too Unreasonable About This?

I have two sets of parents that I allow to have an earlier drop off time (I open at 7) but one has a 5:45am drop off time and the other has a 6:30-am drop time. Both of them, lately have been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,674
Posted By small_steps
What Happened To Common Courtesy?

DCM texts me at 10:25 last night asking for early drop off the next two mornings. I'm so irritated. I didnt respond at all. I should have, but wasn't really sure what to say because I was so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,420
Posted By small_steps
9 Month Old Won't Sleep

I have a new 9 month old who literally will not nap more than about 10-15 per day (he's here about 9-10 hours a day). His mom says he will not sleep at home either. Even at night he wakes up every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,032
Posted By small_steps
Oh ok you have a center. How many are you...

Oh ok you have a center. How many are you licensed for? In Texas you can't do a "home daycare" outside of your residence but you can have a center licensed for no more than 12 that's very similar to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,032
Posted By small_steps
Thanks Blackcat! I will look her up and see what...

Thanks Blackcat! I will look her up and see what she can tell me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,032
Posted By small_steps
Any florida home care providers?

We are possibly moving to florida in about 20 months. I know that's a good while but I definitely want to be prepared. Can anyone give me information about the way it works in florida? I am currently...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,290
Posted By small_steps
Infant Room Sock monkey theme ideas

I'm using an extra room in my house to make an infant room. Have been wanting to do it for a while and have finally decided on a theme...I think. I really like the baby safari theme but I think sock...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,827
Posted By small_steps
I just had t-shirts made. I went with someone...

I just had t-shirts made. I went with someone local because I wanted cute colors too. I ordered 9 for myself as I plan to wear them for my uniform and also everywhere I go. Ordered 2 for my helper...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,458
Posted By small_steps
All of my daycare kids nap together at the same...

All of my daycare kids nap together at the same time so that's not going to work. I nap everyone. Also, I'm not sure how many kids you keep on a daily basis but I have anywhere from 8-12 and it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,458
Posted By small_steps
Separate Spaces For Mixed Ages

Anyone have pictures of their spaces that have mixed ages in separate spaces? I'm thinking of putting my 2's and under on one side of the room and 3 and over on the other but looking for ideas. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,113
Posted By small_steps
Yes! Lol. Some of these are so funny lol. ...

Yes! Lol. Some of these are so funny lol.
These are supposed to have apostrophes behind them. I'm from Texas and love these "we're from the south" sayings lol

I'm a
Diaper changin
Nose wipin...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,113
Posted By small_steps
Daycare Shirt Ideas

Have you all seem the really cute t-shirts that say things like:
I'm a uniform washing, gear gathering' ballfield travellin' hoot n' and hollerin baseball mom?
That's an example
Of my baseball mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,360
Posted By small_steps
I think he did it because he didn't want to come...

I think he did it because he didn't want to come inside. It could've been for attention I guess but I feel like he gets a good bit of attention when he is here (maybe not the best attention but he is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,313
Posted By small_steps
I involve them by having a couple of events like...

I involve them by having a couple of events like "muffins with mom" and "donuts with dad" and also I appreciate them helping with parties. Other than that I don't see a lot of need for them to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,360
Posted By small_steps
Yes I am probably over reacting on the "terming"...

Yes I am probably over reacting on the "terming" part right now since its so fresh. I guess I am just worried this will happen again. Hopefully it won't. He is having to learn all the rules. He was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,360
Posted By small_steps
So close to calling the police

I had a new kid that started last week. His parents said he is ADHD and does have some behavior problems (mainly not listening). He was here all week last week. Had one incident where he ran out the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,165
Posted By small_steps
What To Say...What To Say :(

I'm in a position where I can't afford to lose any kids right now. However, I also don't want to be walked on. I've got one set of parents that, as a courtesy, I open for at 5:30 a.m. In return they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,215
Posted By small_steps
Thank you! These are exactly the types of this I...

Thank you! These are exactly the types of this I am lookin for.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,215
Posted By small_steps
Lighter Lunch Ideas That Still Follow CACFP Guidelines

I'm looking to revamp my menu. Right now I do a lot of kid friendly meals that follow CACFP but aren't the healthiest (chicken nuggets, Mac & cheese, pizza, spaghetti etc) I'm wanting to do lighter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,088
Posted By small_steps
I'm in Texas. I think I"ve seen your ad on...

I'm in Texas. I think I"ve seen your ad on craigslist a time or two. I'm located near Fort Worth.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,837
Posted By small_steps
I have one. I love it. I found mine on...

I have one. I love it. I found mine on craigslist for $40. It was in great shape. But they are worth full price.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,383
Posted By small_steps
Help With Explaining A New Household Member

My story is that I've been a single mom for over the last 3 years (from day one of opening my home daycare). I have been dating a guy and it's so right. Finally! However, we've recently begun...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,873
Posted By small_steps
What a touching story. Thank you for sharing.

What a touching story. Thank you for sharing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,930
Posted By small_steps
My garage was converted to my daycare so I have a...

My garage was converted to my daycare so I have a door to the outside in my playroom and after a diaper change I toss the diaper in a walmart bag, tie it, and put it outside in the big trash can. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,207
Posted By small_steps
LMBO! I love it. Great Idea! I can't think of...

LMBO! I love it. Great Idea! I can't think of anything that they have donated right off hand but will try to remember for sure.
I'd much rather it be sound if it's anything because there are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,207
Posted By small_steps
Thats exactly what we were thinking. We were...

Thats exactly what we were thinking. We were thinking we'd come up with something to say to see if they would say anything about it. I will have to think of something this weekend to make mention...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,207
Posted By small_steps
just turned 2

just turned 2
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,207
Posted By small_steps
I hope I am being paranoid! No offense taken. ...

I hope I am being paranoid! No offense taken.

I don't think my helper is talking to them behind my back because we've said some other things to each other that I think if she were telling them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,207
Posted By small_steps
The only thing they bring on a normal basis is a...

The only thing they bring on a normal basis is a stuffed animal. I've checked it but without taking it apart, I can't find anything. There's a hard piece in the head but I think its the part that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,207
Posted By small_steps
Ever Felt Like You're Being Recorded?

I don't really have anything to hide except the fact that this is my home and I shouldn't feel like all my conversations are being listened to. I have a set of parents that I think may be recording...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,806
Posted By small_steps
[QUOTE=Heidi;307439]I've am doing this now. ...

[QUOTE=Heidi;307439]I've am doing this now. Starting in March, I will have 3 full-time and 1 part-time infant. Because most of my older children are moving, I will be starting with all babies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,806
Posted By small_steps
wow! Thats really a lot like I'm thinking I will...

wow! Thats really a lot like I'm thinking I will do mine. I have about 400sq feet in my daycare room and I was thinking I would put 4 cribs on one, have my glider rocker in a corner, put some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,806
Posted By small_steps
Only 4 :) not too bad. I used to work in an...

Only 4 :) not too bad. I used to work in an infant room in a center years ago and it was a ratio of 1:4 and really it was not bad at all. Get them all on a similar schedule and it's usually not bad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,806
Posted By small_steps
Infant Room Decor

Anyone only accept infants into care that will share their pics with me? I'm really interested in turning my licensed home daycare into infant only care. Currently I accept birth-5 years old and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 15,780
Posted By small_steps
Me too! I was just thinking about this the other...

Me too! I was just thinking about this the other day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By small_steps
Mine is also to be more organized... Stay on...

Mine is also to be more organized...
Stay on top of paperwork...
Stay caught up with mmk
Give daycare room a makeover
Get more Wall art for the room
Have my loft built!
Be firm with policies
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,957
Posted By small_steps
I'm still confused. Maybe I'm having one of my...

I'm still confused. Maybe I'm having one of my blonde moments but I'm with the previous poster, I would think it would turn out the same as far as hourly pay goes
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,348
Posted By small_steps
It's so funny that you made that point and I do...

It's so funny that you made that point and I do agree now that I think about it. I am a mom to 3 boys who are all definatly "all boy". Maybe that's why I liked it subconciously, I wanted more girly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,348
Posted By small_steps
Room Decor

I am really in need of some advice for my decor in my daycare room. I'm not very creative when it comes to things like this. I have the mammut tables from ikea, the pink, green, and blue table and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,672
Posted By small_steps
Turns out this lady isn't registered or anything...

Turns out this lady isn't registered or anything in the town she says she is from. I don't even know if she is operating illegally or just says she is operating. Sounds like a big scam.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,672
Posted By small_steps
Donations Please!! Crazy Request On Facebook

On our local facebook buy, sell or give away page yesterday someone posted "for a friend" that their daycare was in need of donations. This lady had asked for lawn mowers, a van, toys, dvd players,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,597
Posted By small_steps
I just did this too about 2 weeks ago. I also...

I just did this too about 2 weeks ago. I also painted it with chalkboard paint and now it's a magnetic chalkboard. :)
I did use the 3M strips to hang mine. Well it wasn't really 3M it was an off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,577
Posted By small_steps
Well she text me a couple of hours after I sent...

Well she text me a couple of hours after I sent her the message and said that should be fine. So yay I have a couple extra hours off and now I'm off to get my sons birthday party supplies in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,354
Posted By small_steps
If I were you I would try it. I've pondered the...

If I were you I would try it. I've pondered the thought of doing it but right now in my town none of the daycare homes or centers have holding fees for the summer. Teachers can drop out at the end...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,577
Posted By small_steps
This is what I did. I told her no big deal if...

This is what I did. I told her no big deal if she couldn't but that they would be the only ones after 3 and it would help me because I had some errands in another town that could get done today. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,577
Posted By small_steps
Would You Ask Them to Pick Up Early?

I just found out that 2 of my daycare kids are leaving at 12:30...the 3rd is leaving at 3 and the last two (a sibling set) are always here until 5:30 on the dot (closing time). Mom is a teacher and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,214
Posted By small_steps
Well I'm in! It's going to be hard! When should...

Well I'm in! It's going to be hard! When should we start? Tomorrow? I still have cokes in my fridge but I can get rid of those so they aren't too tempting. I will look for the other area ya'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,214
Posted By small_steps
It's so funny that you posted this. I have been...

It's so funny that you posted this. I have been wanting to start drinking more water. I have to tolerate water and can barely get it down. I'm a big soda drinker and if I would give those up I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,043
Posted By small_steps
Thank you! Great idea!

Thank you! Great idea!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,043
Posted By small_steps
yes it's 9-3 but usually will only be 2 days a...

yes it's 9-3 but usually will only be 2 days a week. I kind of modeled after the other mother's day out programs in our area that are 9-2:30. I've had a couple of requests for 9-12 which would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,043
Posted By small_steps
Thank you for saying this. It does make me feel...

Thank you for saying this. It does make me feel better and you're right, we just have to try things out sometimes and see what the need is in our area. Hopefully the need for schoolagers will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,043
Posted By small_steps
Yes I think that's what I will do is keep the...

Yes I think that's what I will do is keep the full timers. I will feel bad to let them go if things pick up with MDO but at least I should be able to give them a few weeks notice. Of course I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,043
Posted By small_steps
Thank you!! I think I'm just going to take all...

Thank you!! I think I'm just going to take all of this month and keep up the advertising and see how many more people seem interested. I need about 6 kids to make it for each 2 day schedule and 10...
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