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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By daycarediva
ALL THE TIME. I rarely even put meals into...

ALL THE TIME.

I rarely even put meals into it anymore. Check the menu. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 490
Posted By daycarediva
RIGHT!?! Survival mentality or whatever. I...

RIGHT!?! Survival mentality or whatever. I personally know a kid killed in one of those stupid ways we rode in cars, and knew a kid missing a leg when she was flung off a riding lawnmower and run...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 490
Posted By daycarediva
Ugh. I hate when I see safety issues because I...

Ugh. I hate when I see safety issues because I MUST speak up. Even if you place blame elsewhere- hey dcd many of the parents have mentioned seeing Jr in the drivers seat after pick ups. You might...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By daycarediva
Yes, it works great, too!!! My own ADHD kid was...

Yes, it works great, too!!! My own ADHD kid was given soda by teachers mid day to restart him (after his morning caffeine dose, we used gum, not coffee though).

DD has always loved coffee, as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 533
Posted By daycarediva
Sooooo... it isn't an actual dairy allergy?...

Sooooo... it isn't an actual dairy allergy? :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By daycarediva
My granddaughter haD reflux this severe. ...

My granddaughter haD reflux this severe.

PASS. It took a LONG time to get the right combo of meds/formula to make it better and in the mean time it was scary as hell.

IF you decide to accept...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By daycarediva
That is never going to leave his head! ...

That is never going to leave his head!

WONDERFUL JOB!

My kiddos love that book, too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By daycarediva
I provide EVERYTHING except clothes. Those I even...

I provide EVERYTHING except clothes. Those I even wash and return to cubbies so parents cannot 'forget' to send clean ones. I got VERY sick of getting the bag of dirty clothes I sent home yesterday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 521
Posted By daycarediva
INSANE. I just paid $160 for a group course, well...

INSANE. I just paid $160 for a group course, well double that since assistant and I both took it. Our state requires Red Cross.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-28-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By daycarediva
NOPE! Crazy picky eaters for sure. There...

NOPE! Crazy picky eaters for sure.


There are some with no pizza, some no PB&J, some no PASTA, etc. No one size fits all favorite, unfortunately.

Even for snacks, it's hit or miss. I throw...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By daycarediva
yup. I just did 9 hours in a week online....

yup.

I just did 9 hours in a week online. It's doable, but she needs to be prepared for the possibility she doesn't get a teaching job and plan for the job she currently HAS.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By daycarediva
This is exactly what I would do, too. :Sunny:

This is exactly what I would do, too. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By daycarediva
YES! Great reminder! Glad he calmed down! ...

YES! Great reminder!

Glad he calmed down!

I would definitely be chatting with mom about age appropriate expectations!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By daycarediva
THIS. a complete stranger around my...

THIS.

a complete stranger around my littles? no way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 722
Posted By daycarediva
Agree! :Sunny: I actually REALLY like this!...

Agree! :Sunny:

I actually REALLY like this! We are now mandated to give parents access to our online licensing site. It's sparked great conversations with families about legal/illegal and what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By daycarediva
Nope. I would have a chat with the mom. Have...

Nope. I would have a chat with the mom. Have child all ready to go and hand over hand give her to Mom. "No, the kitchen is closed and Miss. Katie has things to do! See you tomorrow! BYE!" and BLOCK...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4,573
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 440,436
Posted By daycarediva
:lol: I COULD offer this service for EVERY parent...

:lol: I COULD offer this service for EVERY parent as I have a second assistant now. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By daycarediva
INSANELY SO. I've had several parents file...

INSANELY SO. I've had several parents file reports on me after terminating the contract.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By daycarediva
I would still follow a schedule. 3 kids is SO...

I would still follow a schedule. 3 kids is SO SLOW that I won't even open for less than 3.

I would still do meals, circle time, recess, indoor centers, and free play time even with a handful of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By daycarediva
NY here- no exceptions. Only those grandfathered...

NY here- no exceptions. Only those grandfathered in. The 'onsite provider' can only be the provider in 1 location, period.

It's also damn near impossible to open a small center. They're stingy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4,573
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 440,436
Posted By daycarediva
She requested again today. I am OVER it already....

She requested again today. I am OVER it already. Guarantee the push for 'independence' and 'no nap' is for a prek program. Older sibs attended one, and Mom gushed about my program and how she wished...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By daycarediva
Yup. They thanked you, in their mind, by...

Yup.

They thanked you, in their mind, by paying you. It's a business. I don't say 'thank you' to the gas company when I mail their check. Most people see daycare the same way. As providers, we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By daycarediva
Amen to this. In our current district, the...

Amen to this.

In our current district, the kids get evaluated prior to starting K and the district places them in 3 different level classrooms. Spec ed, where some intervention is required, a JR....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By daycarediva
SAME! Our dogs stand in the hallway while...

SAME!

Our dogs stand in the hallway while we eat in a lay/stay command. I did this with every dog we have ever had, even when my kids were little. THEN my kids cleaned up after themselves and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By daycarediva
12 kids, 1 assistant. Routine. Clean as you...

12 kids, 1 assistant.

Routine. Clean as you go. Give the kids jobs, expect them to pick up their own toys, food messes (to an extent), etc. We don't move on until the previous activity is picked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By daycarediva
Here is how I do teachers I take their...

Here is how I do teachers

I take their annual tuition rates, and divide by 10 months. They pay that, regardless of attendance. No refunds, no paying OR attending over summer, but a guaranteed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By daycarediva
I charged parents a supply fee for sunscreen. I...

I charged parents a supply fee for sunscreen. I supply (then I can use a bulk sunscreen log instead of individual forms.

I use gloves so it's easier to strip them and apply it to the next child. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 671
Posted By daycarediva
Why not? Seriously if a child is too challenging...

Why not? Seriously if a child is too challenging there's no shame in saying so.

Interview, do trial runs, and then pick and chose your kids.

Out of our group of 16 (part timers share spaces)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By daycarediva
My 'solution' is VERY temporary. I REFUSE...

My 'solution' is VERY temporary.

I REFUSE to raise my voice to be heard over them.

I flicker the light on/off until they look. Then I use a LOW tone of voice and remind them to lower their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 545
Posted By daycarediva
likethis same rules here, regardless of the...

likethis same rules here, regardless of the reasoning allergy or parent preference. They can supply the milk (note on file) and I can claim it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 55,753
Posted By daycarediva
Good lord I know these are old but DO NOT FOLLOW...

Good lord I know these are old but DO NOT FOLLOW THIS ADVICE. :eek:




:lol:

Do you vent or complain about your job? Because EVERYONE does. Just because a person is frustrated about a child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By daycarediva
same. Also "HEY GUESS WHAT!?" to nobody...

same.


Also "HEY GUESS WHAT!?" to nobody in particular and then SCREECHING when I/assistant don't respond. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 476
Posted By daycarediva
Do this. If you cancel the interview, it...

Do this.

If you cancel the interview, it won't seem professional.

I NEVER EVER enroll
neighbors
family
friends
family friends/friends of family members
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,411
Posted By daycarediva
Same here. Just had a registrar opening drawers...

Same here. Just had a registrar opening drawers in my master bathroom. N. ot in DC space, NEVER used for DC. NO PRIVACY.

Shed, dh's shop and office, I even had to submit the survey of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By daycarediva
I've never purchased a daycare, but I have been a...

I've never purchased a daycare, but I have been a director.

What do you mean by tax returns aren't accurate? Is the gross matching enrollment for the previous year? The net with daycare can be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 483
Posted By daycarediva
My before/after care hours are $21/hr (my hourly...

My before/after care hours are $21/hr (my hourly rate for 6 kids). I'm AT LEAST making what I do normally if working extra. $5-10/week would NOT be worth it to me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 545
Posted By daycarediva
I don't provide food for special diets, so those...

I don't provide food for special diets, so those kids would need to come with milk from home, in three separate sippy cups, daily.

I buy whole, under 2's and skim, over 2's.

My current crew...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By daycarediva
I have a separate entrance. Dh built a 1/2 wall...

I have a separate entrance. Dh built a 1/2 wall with space between for cubbies. For now I have a swinging baby gate installed, we will be building a custom self latching gate when time allows.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,411
Posted By daycarediva
OP- I am a licensed daycare provider, but I would...

OP- I am a licensed daycare provider, but I would NEVER enroll my child in an area I didn't SEE personally, daily. That's just me. I know of three providers with basement daycares. Two are perfectly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By daycarediva
YES! Happy Father's Day (cricut vinyl) on the...

YES! Happy Father's Day (cricut vinyl) on the back and the card says chip off the old block. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By daycarediva
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/83527768069809299/ ...

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/83527768069809299/

we are only doing one photo of each kiddo though, on a 2x4 piece cut down to fit the photos

Sanding it has been real peachy. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 877
Posted By daycarediva
I don't serve- highly processed/sugary...

I don't serve-
highly processed/sugary snacks-cookies, cakes, etc
canned vegetables or fruit (gag me)
bacon (because the greasy fat and smell alone make me gag)

and the rest of the 'do not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4,573
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 440,436
Posted By daycarediva
That stinks! My vent- just had a mom ask...

That stinks!


My vent- just had a mom ask to shorten nap for a brand new 3yo. Reason? She's 3. Is it disrupting bedtime? No, she's 3 though. Because her older children stopped napping at this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 682
Posted By daycarediva
yup, this!

yup, this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By daycarediva
"chip off the old block" labeled wood pieces with...

"chip off the old block" labeled wood pieces with vellum photos of the kids.



respectfully disagree, the child/ren still have a father.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By daycarediva
ONE family of mine did this to a daycare...

ONE family of mine did this to a daycare provider. They enrolled for summer with no mention of it being short term, even after they knew they were re-enrolling. It made ME think less of them, in all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 484
Posted By daycarediva
My only subscription boxes are for my dogs...

My only subscription boxes are for my dogs (bullymake) and diapers (I supply) :ouch:

For DC- I am child led, play based. This wouldn't work for me as it would have to be ordered based on their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By daycarediva
I hold my hand up (STOP). Then I ask "Is it...

I hold my hand up (STOP). Then I ask "Is it hurting someone or something?" (NO) "Go play!"

:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By daycarediva
BC SAME! I have NO summer knees (or elbows) no...

BC SAME! I have NO summer knees (or elbows) no child in care even has a scrape. SAD! :(:(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By daycarediva
Model, as you already are. Praise the kids who...

Model, as you already are. Praise the kids who speak nicely. For ME, what is helping my almost 4yo dcb is saying "Oh I can't understand those not nice words. Lets try asking for that toy from dcg...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By daycarediva
This would be a nightmare for me. Teacher clients...

This would be a nightmare for me. Teacher clients AND sa? :lol::ouch:

Teachers (and support staff!) would love not paying for breaks, or flat monthly tuition, plus no (or low) deposit holds for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 666
Posted By daycarediva
In MY area it's completely worth it, although I...

In MY area it's completely worth it, although I can see how it wouldn't be. If that were the case, I would have parents provide meals. I am reimbursed at the higher tier, so my checks (full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 483
Posted By daycarediva
awesome! I am just required to offer. I do, and...

awesome! I am just required to offer. I do, and the kids ALWAYS, ALWAYS chose their water bottles over milk.

With 12 kids daily, I go through LESS than a gallon of milk a week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By daycarediva
Ahhh nature vs nurture. I had one dcg that...

Ahhh nature vs nurture.

I had one dcg that was just a doll of a child. Her parents practiced RIE, so she spoke to others so respectfully. Hands down the most empathetic child (maybe PERSON) I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By daycarediva
I'm a lab breeder. Feel free to PM me if you have...

I'm a lab breeder. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions!

Outdoor play yard. LOTS of toys and variety.

He's 8 weeks. This is his first week away from mom and he is very used to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By daycarediva
Can't you get relicensed with a large license and...

Can't you get relicensed with a large license and have him as an assistant?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By daycarediva
This. I once had a dcm write me a check for...

This.

I once had a dcm write me a check for $250, her weekly tuition was $200. I would give her $50 cash the following week after it cleared. Less than a year later, she left her dh. Of course, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By daycarediva
Nope, not reasonable. On her time, sure. OP said...

Nope, not reasonable. On her time, sure. OP said she prefers no bib at this stage. When we 'give in' to suggestions, we are really allowing parents to run the show. It starts small=bibs, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By daycarediva
FANTASTIC IDEA! happyface Sometimes it's easier...

FANTASTIC IDEA! happyface Sometimes it's easier to hand them a note and say "see you X day if Dcb is feeling better"

It takes parents off guard, not the other way around. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By daycarediva
Obviously the child is hearing this somewhere. I...

Obviously the child is hearing this somewhere. I would ask Mom again, but be ready for her to deny and then give notice late august.

I do NOT understand the parents telling the child so SOON....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By daycarediva
Is he overeating? or eating normal portions? ...

Is he overeating? or eating normal portions?

If he was overeating, I would give him a BIG cup of water before all meals, I would slowly hand out the components, veggies first, and after seconds...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By daycarediva
Honestly I know nothing about the CDC wait list,...

Honestly I know nothing about the CDC wait list, but it sounds to me like she just used you for temporary care until the kid got in. ESPECIALLY since she didn't even ASK if you would consider the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By daycarediva
Yup. Children have outgrown my care/need formal...

Yup. Children have outgrown my care/need formal PREK/no longer taking SA care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By daycarediva
Two options. 1. Enforce policies, refuse...

Two options.

1. Enforce policies, refuse care tomorrow, send home a new handbook and TELL parents you follow this to the letter to make sure everyone is healthy and on the same page.

2. Term....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By daycarediva
I'm in agreement with BC here- parenting has...

I'm in agreement with BC here- parenting has changed kids. Even 10 years ago when I first started was drastically different.

I could NEVER do all under 2's. I literally count the months until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By daycarediva
IMHO- if they are actually sleeping when they're...

IMHO- if they are actually sleeping when they're put down they NEED the sleep.

It sucks, but it's part of being a working parent. I have one kiddo who is picked up at 5:30 and in bed at 6:30. Mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 806
Posted By daycarediva
HUGE BLW advocate and THIS!!!! I also hate...

HUGE BLW advocate and THIS!!!!

I also hate those F'ing pouches with a passion.

Tube yogurt

teach your kid to eat real food, dagnabbit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By daycarediva
do you require a full physical and immunization...

do you require a full physical and immunization record for each child in care? if not, time to start.

Pediatricians here list concerns, plus parent concerns. Eye opener for sure. :ouch:

He's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By daycarediva
I was just thinking the same thing with my...

I was just thinking the same thing with my assistant. My kids can do ok cleaning up, so their space is fine to remain the same. My littles however? ohhhh nope. Dump and go. I am thinking one shelf,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By daycarediva
THIS! I have THREE like this right now. ...

THIS!

I have THREE like this right now.

1. 2.5yo Mom admitted to waking her up when she gets home from working late to spend time with her

2. 18mo Cosleeps, enough said.

3. 16 mo only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By daycarediva
I personally know someone who was tried,...

I personally know someone who was tried, convicted and jailed for the death of her child. SBS was the DX. I always questioned the validity of that, if the child is shaken so severely to cause brain...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By daycarediva
Shaken Baby Syndrome

I have watched the documentary The Syndrome, (on amazon) twice now.

Has anyone else seen it? It completely discredits the diagnosis criteria. I have long suspected SBS to be hogwash.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 582
Posted By daycarediva
I have an odd set up, too. My only issue is...

I have an odd set up, too. My only issue is parents blocking in other parents. 1 car can go up/down the long driveway at a time, and yet parents leaving can SEE a parent attempting to pull in,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 619
Posted By daycarediva
This. Detach. The kids would NEVER be able to...

This. Detach. The kids would NEVER be able to tell my actual feelings. If you ask them who my favorite is, they all think it's them. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By daycarediva
12:15/30-2:15/30 I do wake everyone as we...

12:15/30-2:15/30

I do wake everyone as we eat, go outside and have pickups starting at 2:45 and there is no option to rest.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By daycarediva
pop up play yard with toys. OH MY. ...

pop up play yard with toys.

OH MY.

This was MY kid at that age, and it was HELL for a couple of years.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By daycarediva
Who is rude enough to just pick up a stranger's...

Who is rude enough to just pick up a stranger's child. As in, it's not even YOUR child she is asking to hold.

I just....idk. People! :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By daycarediva
Yup. Not even opening pandora's box today.

Yup. Not even opening pandora's box today.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 919
Posted By daycarediva
This would bother me, too. I am pretty direct...

This would bother me, too. I am pretty direct though, so I would say "Are you serious?" and address it as she answered.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By daycarediva
You should have kept your mouth shut. :o ...

You should have kept your mouth shut. :o

Lower ratios
Have families interested in spaces for fall already
Cutting back numbers in general
Not sure I want to enroll that age group

I hope it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 691
Posted By daycarediva
this!

this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By daycarediva
yep. As a home provider, this is part of...

yep.

As a home provider, this is part of the unexpected, being self employed. I also have a FT assistant AND will soon have two substitutes so that IF(when?) I need time off, I can take it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,721
Posted By daycarediva
"He/She HAD to..." is my latest. Bring this...

"He/She HAD to..." is my latest.

Bring this food/toy in... finish watching a show at home/in the car...

I wonder if this is going to carry over into teen years. My 12 yo DS HAS to have an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By daycarediva
They were pricey. I got mine on amazon for around...

They were pricey. I got mine on amazon for around $20 for 4 locks and a key, I had to buy 7 sets (14 total locks) OUCH!

They were super easy to install since all I did was peel/stick. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By daycarediva
I had the same issue in our kitchen upstairs. I...

I had the same issue in our kitchen upstairs. I didn't want to damage them, so I installed magnetic locks using ONLY the sticky tape (they come with it, double sided to aid in installation). I turn...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By daycarediva
SAME! Or I make it the night/morning of and...

SAME!

Or I make it the night/morning of and reheat.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 853
Posted By daycarediva
Yes. I didn't even have infant seats for my...

Yes. I didn't even have infant seats for my youngest we went straight to a convertible 5 point harness rear facing at birth. I baby wore, or brought a moses basket everywhere I couldn't wear him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By daycarediva
idk how to make it cute like yours, butttt this...

idk how to make it cute like yours, butttt this is me right now, replace MOM with my name. :ouch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnnNNjJWv8U
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 853
Posted By daycarediva
YES! SERIOUSLY! I know your stance...

YES!




SERIOUSLY! I know your stance on car seat safety. You are NOT supposed to be reinstalling them constantly! Parents- GET A SECOND SEAT!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4,573
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 440,436
Posted By daycarediva
A family that started when I had 6, FREAKED the...

A family that started when I had 6, FREAKED the first day we were full as group (and they KNEW going in this was the plan). I just pointed to my license.



RIGHT! I find (especially in the US)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By daycarediva
NICE!!! We have had good luck with butt paste....

NICE!!! We have had good luck with butt paste. Just about every kid in diapers comes with a rash on Monday. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 672
Posted By daycarediva
This. I am on the food program, and I would just...

This. I am on the food program, and I would just ask for a pedi note to reduce/substitute the milk and do away with all other dairy. Add more water, fiber, and outside play.

SO MANY KIDS with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By daycarediva
I agree with storybook, make sure the parents...

I agree with storybook, make sure the parents aren't blindsided. If you haven't already, open up a dialogue about what is going on at your house, if it's similar at home. Ask if they can work with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 595
Posted By daycarediva
right. Worst days ever for both myself and my...

right. Worst days ever for both myself and my children.



Same.



:lol: same here. I am the older than a couple grandparents. Which is seriously saying something. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-10-2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By daycarediva
That was a lesson learned from me, I was audited...

That was a lesson learned from me, I was audited because both parents paid, I gave a tax form with the ANNUAL TOTAL, specifically stated each portion which parent paid. They both claimed the kid/full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By daycarediva
WOW! What a brazen excuse. They would be...

WOW! What a brazen excuse.

They would be done TODAY, for failure to pick up.

*I* would be livid. "Ok, Grandma is back up, I'll give her a call. Thanks!"

:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,696
Posted By daycarediva
Still the same! :lol: YEP! I...

Still the same! :lol:



YEP!

I don't feel ashamed at running the vacuum during the day, or folding DC laundry during rest time.

I think that once it's clean, it's easier to just maintain.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4,573
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 440,436
Posted By daycarediva
Got a message from DCM of a FT 5yo. "We decided...

Got a message from DCM of a FT 5yo. "We decided to hold him back a year after meeting with the K registration teacher, so you get to keep him until June 2019."

UM NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I brought...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4,573
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 440,436
Posted By daycarediva
I REALLY don't like siblings. I NEVER love both...

I REALLY don't like siblings. I NEVER love both kids. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By daycarediva
YUP! I would just give notice, or tell...

YUP!


I would just give notice, or tell them that you are letting dcb go (sounds like big sis is fine solo)

They know why.

It won't get better.

They can't stand it so they send him to...
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