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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,706
Posted By learn-n-grow
I am not upset at their reason for leaving, it is...

I am not upset at their reason for leaving, it is the fact that they did not give two week notice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,706
Posted By learn-n-grow
Yes, I have a signed contract and a signed form...

Yes, I have a signed contract and a signed form stating that she has a copy of the handbook that has all my policies in it. I was sending the letter for record purposes. She is well aware of what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,706
Posted By learn-n-grow
Tired of the Disrespect...

A couple weeks ago, I had to close early on a friday at short notice because my daughter was really sick. I let the parents know thursday night when I noticed that she was getting worse. So when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,215
Posted By learn-n-grow
I just wanted to tell you that I am going through...

I just wanted to tell you that I am going through the same thing right now. My youngest is 3 but I will be putting him in preschool in the fall and I will try to get a job. I have a bachelor's but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,553
Posted By learn-n-grow
Do you charge a fee for late payments? If so,...

Do you charge a fee for late payments? If so, have invoice ready on Monday with tuition due plus late fee owed. In my opinion, most of the time when they get that late fee, they will stop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,705
Posted By learn-n-grow
I don't. The parents sign a parent/provider...

I don't. The parents sign a parent/provider agreement which has their work schedule and pay schedule and give them a copy of that. I think it is up to them to remember. If they are late paying,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,045
Posted By learn-n-grow
I really like the websites! Thanks for the tip!

I really like the websites! Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,142
Posted By learn-n-grow
Food Program Milk Change...

I got a letter from the food program that I am registered with that stated that we are required to give children over the age of 2 yr old skim or 1% milk, we cannot give 2% or whole milk...I think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,031
Posted By learn-n-grow
How does working get in the way of motherhood? I...

How does working get in the way of motherhood? I would not be shipping my child off to take care of someone else's child, perhaps you are replying to the wrong post because in no way did I say I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,594
Posted By learn-n-grow
I am not looking for everyone to agree with me. ...

I am not looking for everyone to agree with me. In this particular instance, I wanted to know if there were any other providers that have put their child in childcare. If you haven't then you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,594
Posted By learn-n-grow
What I am not saying is that I want everyone to...

What I am not saying is that I want everyone to agree with me and I am not referring to only my post. I have read a couple other posts with a similar subject and people can be so mean. I can take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,594
Posted By learn-n-grow
I'm not writing off the forum, I am just shocked...

I'm not writing off the forum, I am just shocked at how judgmental people can be and as I stated in my post, I am not just referring to my post. There were other posts with similar subjects. I know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,594
Posted By learn-n-grow
Thanks for that!

Thanks for that!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,594
Posted By learn-n-grow
It's not about me needing a break because as I...

It's not about me needing a break because as I said, the hubby steps in. I am thinking solely for my son. I want him to be independent and have a change of scenery. He's been acting out and he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,031
Posted By learn-n-grow
I couldn't disagree more!

I couldn't disagree more!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,031
Posted By learn-n-grow
Thanks for understanding!

Thanks for understanding!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,031
Posted By learn-n-grow
Yes I am sure it is not the other way around. If...

Yes I am sure it is not the other way around. If I need a break, my husband takes over. What would be the problem with putting my child in daycare?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,594
Posted By learn-n-grow
Some People Can Be So Judgmental...

Ok, I can't stand it anymore! For just a few short months now, I have been a member of this forum. In this time, I have noticed that there are some very critical people on here.

I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,601
Posted By learn-n-grow
Your space looks awesome! Where did you get the...

Your space looks awesome! Where did you get the dress up clothes and that mirror?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,031
Posted By learn-n-grow
It sounds like your son did what mine is doing...

It sounds like your son did what mine is doing now. Attention is not an issue with him either. After reading that most people have their child in preschool, I just might wait til he turns 3 to put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,159
Posted By learn-n-grow
there's one called hip hop babies.

there's one called hip hop babies.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,031
Posted By learn-n-grow
Putting Your Own Child In Daycare

I know there was a post like this before but I can't find it. Anyway, I was wondering if any of you have ever put your child in daycare. I was considering it for my 2 yr old. He is just all over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,981
Posted By learn-n-grow
But what's sad is that women are very capable of...

But what's sad is that women are very capable of doing the same things people fear that men would do and what sucks is a lot of women get away with it...some world we live in.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,279
Posted By learn-n-grow
I think it's a new job cuz she told me she's in...

I think it's a new job cuz she told me she's in training..
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,279
Posted By learn-n-grow
This is exactly my view on this. I just think...

This is exactly my view on this. I just think that once he is "programmed" to understand that he doesn't need to be held all the time, he'll be fine. Even when I put him in the exersaucer, he cries...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,279
Posted By learn-n-grow
yea but when they are out of school is when the...

yea but when they are out of school is when the problems occur.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,279
Posted By learn-n-grow
You are absolutely right! I don't like when...

You are absolutely right! I don't like when parents have that "you work for me" attitude

Thanks for posting!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,279
Posted By learn-n-grow
lol...well 2 of them are school agers so they are...

lol...well 2 of them are school agers so they are only here for a couple hours in the afternoon.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,279
Posted By learn-n-grow
I think that is exactly the problem. They see...

I think that is exactly the problem. They see what I am doing as a problem because I don't do things like home. I am just trying to figure out how to explain this to her without possibly being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,291
Posted By learn-n-grow
I feel the exact same way. I'm glad I am not...

I feel the exact same way. I'm glad I am not alone! There is a lot that can be done in that time and people don't understand that. Another problem I have is when they drop off late and don't call....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,279
Posted By learn-n-grow
Dealing With Siblings...

I signed up 4 siblings over the weekend and they start Monday. There is a 5 mth old, 4 yr old, 6 yr old and 11 yr old. My problem is that the baby is really spoiled. Mom admitted to it. She told...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,438
Posted By learn-n-grow
No you're not, I feel the same way! I'm glad I'm...

No you're not, I feel the same way! I'm glad I'm not the only one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,849
Posted By learn-n-grow
I would like to read the pages that you posted....

I would like to read the pages that you posted. Where can I find them?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,849
Posted By learn-n-grow
by the way she will be 4 yrs old next week. Also,...

by the way she will be 4 yrs old next week. Also, would it be considered snooping by asking her questions about what happened?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,849
Posted By learn-n-grow
I know accidents happen I have a small child too...

I know accidents happen I have a small child too so I totally understand that. You all are right, I should just ask the parent what happened and go from there. I am so concerned because I know we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,849
Posted By learn-n-grow
Serious Situation, Not Really Sure What To Do...

I have a group of sibling that have been enrolled for about a month now. Their good kids, get along great together...Well anyway, I was playing a game with one of the girls today and she had a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,378
Posted By learn-n-grow
I have a sand table but I wanna find an...

I have a sand table but I wanna find an alternative for sand since it gets everywhere and is hard to clean up. I haven't found anything yet though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,469
Posted By learn-n-grow
I charge the same for all ages as well. Some...

I charge the same for all ages as well. Some parents have an issue with paying the price for the school agers. I though about lowering them but I read a post that encouraged me to keep my prices...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,735
Posted By learn-n-grow
Sounds a bit messy. I wouldn't get involved. ...

Sounds a bit messy. I wouldn't get involved. They need to work out visitation among themselves. That has nothing to do with you. And I agree with whoever said to tell mom to get a court order...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 18,132
Posted By learn-n-grow
that really bothers me! You can pay for...

that really bothers me! You can pay for cigarettes on the regular basis but you complain about childcare prices. If you really needed to save money, you would kick that smoking habit and save...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,776
Posted By learn-n-grow
I have a business account. The just have most of...

I have a business account. The just have most of the bills come from that account and make purchases for supplies, etc. from that account as well. I transfer money to my personal account for my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 304,169
Posted By learn-n-grow
One of toddler's that has been crying himself to...

One of toddler's that has been crying himself to sleep for almost a month now has finally fallen asleep without screaming his head off!:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,595
Posted By learn-n-grow
Smile lol...nice!

lol...nice!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,595
Posted By learn-n-grow
Wink Thank you so much! This great to be off the top...

Thank you so much! This great to be off the top of your head
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,321
Posted By learn-n-grow
Unhappy this is a great idea because I too wasted paper...

this is a great idea because I too wasted paper and ink...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,172
Posted By learn-n-grow
I agree. That's why I think that during the...

I agree. That's why I think that during the interview is a great time to let them know.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,172
Posted By learn-n-grow
I don't advertise as a christian daycare but...

I don't advertise as a christian daycare but there is a scripture quoted under my logo and in my handbook there is a small paragraph where I let them know that christianity is my lifestyle and that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,595
Posted By learn-n-grow
Advise Needed!!!!!!!

I have two parents that have enrolled their child for one to two days per week. I was having them pay the day of for care as opposed to the friday prior to the week of care like my full time parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,629
Posted By learn-n-grow
Thanks so much! This is really good advice!

Thanks so much! This is really good advice!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,629
Posted By learn-n-grow
Well she abruptly took all of last week off and...

Well she abruptly took all of last week off and didn't let me know until ten minutes after she was supposed to show up Monday. Then this week Monday, I got no call at all. She just didn't show up....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,629
Posted By learn-n-grow
Thanks! All of this advice is very useful! Now...

Thanks! All of this advice is very useful! Now when I send the invoice, do I charge for just the two weeks or until she actually gives the two week notice because I doubt if she will even gives...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,629
Posted By learn-n-grow
The Rude and Inconsiderate Parent Didn't Show Up

Well as I suspected she was a no show, didn't call or txt...nothing. At this point, I don't know what to do. I was gonna send a term letter certified mail but does that mean that she is not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,256
Posted By learn-n-grow
How did you find a collection agency? and where...

How did you find a collection agency? and where in your contract did you add that? and if you don't mind how did you word it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,256
Posted By learn-n-grow
Has Anyone Taken a Parent to Small Claims Court?

I was just wondering if anyone has taken a parent to small claims court for leaving without two week notice or leaving with outstanding fees? Is it really worth it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,741
Posted By learn-n-grow
Rude and Inconsiderate Parent

Last week a parent was supposed to drop her daughter off @ 12 pm. She called me @ 12:05 to let me know that her child will not be coming at all that week. I asked her if she could please give me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,190
Posted By learn-n-grow
Do Any of You Have a Cell Phone Policy

I have parents that come pick up their child talking on their cell phones. It's kind of annoying because I would like to tell them about their child's day or sometimes there are things that I need...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 08-16-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,668
Posted By learn-n-grow
Did you require her to do this or was this...

Did you require her to do this or was this something that she wanted to do?
Forum: Forms - Uploads 08-15-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,668
Posted By learn-n-grow
I am in the same boat. I have a parent that is...

I am in the same boat. I have a parent that is going on maternity leave some time in September and I don't mind holding the spot for her son and the new baby but I will also be losing out on pay so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,233
Posted By learn-n-grow
I totally feel your pain! I have three kids of...

I totally feel your pain! I have three kids of my own. I have a Bachelor's degree but I have been unable to find a job. I love kids and would love to teach but I don't have the credentials to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,818
Posted By learn-n-grow
I think this is an opportunity to teach him to...

I think this is an opportunity to teach him to share. At that age they everything belongs to them. My toddler is the same way. My kids have toys that are just theirs but I do not allow them to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 777
Posted By learn-n-grow
when should I terminate?

Ok so I have decided to terminate the very unhappy child. My issue is that his mom is on title XX (childcare subsidy). The billing month started this past monday. Do I give her a two week notice or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,119
Posted By learn-n-grow
This is a great idea to give them what they need...

This is a great idea to give them what they need as opposed to letting them get what they "think" they need.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,998
Posted By learn-n-grow
I wish I knew why he cries. I have tried to...

I wish I knew why he cries. I have tried to comfort him but not much works. If I put him in a playpen with his blankie, he'll sit quietly for awhile. You can tell that he's sleepy at nap time...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 08-02-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,560
Posted By learn-n-grow
I need health insurance as well and don't know...

I need health insurance as well and don't know where to look. My family doesn't qualify for medicaid anymore. The income cut off for a family of 5 is $1800/mth (like that's alot of money). My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,998
Posted By learn-n-grow
When he first started his mom told me that the...

When he first started his mom told me that the last center he was in said that he cried a lot but I didn't think it would be that bad. I mentioned this behavior to his mom but she doesn't seem to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,782
Posted By learn-n-grow
I feel your pain

I have the same issue with a parent. She tries to make me feel bad about her financial situation as well. I provide care on Saturdays but I do take an occassional Saturday off but when I do this, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,795
Posted By learn-n-grow
Here in Ohio, if my rate is higher than what the...

Here in Ohio, if my rate is higher than what the state will pay, I am not allowed to charge parents the difference. I wish we could because they recently lowered their rate again.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,998
Posted By learn-n-grow
Advice Needed

Hello All! This is my first post. I stumbled on this site when googling for advise on this matter. I have a 19 month old boy enrolled @ my home. He has been coming since April and he still cries...
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