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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 619
Posted By Baby Beluga
I think I would pass on this family. 11 months of...

I think I would pass on this family. 11 months of poor sleep habits is going to take a very long time to undo and that is not something I would want to participate in.

I have one here now who...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-13-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 63
Posted By Baby Beluga
Standard Meal Deduction - 2018

Tom - just confirming. The standard meal deductions for 2018 are:

$1.31 breakfast
$2.46 lunch/supper
$.73 snack

Is this correct?

I am not on the food program.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 401
Posted By Baby Beluga
likethis likethis likethis One of the...

likethis likethis likethis

One of the greatest lessons in life I have learned:

Those who shout from the mountain tops who they are, what they do and what they have...usually don't do or have...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-01-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By Baby Beluga
I had a similar thought and wondered if it would...

I had a similar thought and wondered if it would just be easier.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-01-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By Baby Beluga
I think it's wonderful your families are...

I think it's wonderful your families are respectful of your policy lovethis I have had less than respectful families - oddly enough the mom in question here brought in her child eating a granola...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-29-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By Baby Beluga
I think having families providing meals is a...

I think having families providing meals is a great move. May I ask how that works with your DS? Are your families cautious about sending in safe foods? Or is it a non issue since she is away at...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-29-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By Baby Beluga
The nut issue is big here. But we neighbor...

The nut issue is big here. But we neighbor California, so a lot of weird things are becoming issues here :rolleyes:

I totally understand and empathize with true allergies. They can be scary. But...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-29-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By Baby Beluga
Awesome, thank you CH lovethis My own family...

Awesome, thank you CH lovethis

My own family nuts all.the.time. But I hesitate to serve them to DCK's...because, IDK. Society's weird stigma on nuts?
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-29-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By Baby Beluga
Okay Snack?

Sometimes I eat strange food combinations, just because I will need the protein/healthy fat/whatever and it's in my house.

Today I was thinking of serving the kids fruit salad (strawberries,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By Baby Beluga
I would just tell her for privacy reasons you...

I would just tell her for privacy reasons you cannot give that information out. Instead you recommend her child simply sign the valentines with their own name and leave the "to" blank.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By Baby Beluga
Since he just turned 3, I haven't given this any...

Since he just turned 3, I haven't given this any thought yet. I think he's a bit young still.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By Baby Beluga
He has hit mom in my presence before. Mom handled...

He has hit mom in my presence before. Mom handled it. He has never hit me.

I laughed so hard when I saw this! "Spicy" must be the new "spirited."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By Baby Beluga
Most certainly! I do know he does some...

Most certainly!



I do know he does some of this at home. He has an older brother and dad who are into video games. Not sure if it's from TV, video games, or just general exposure, but he does a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By Baby Beluga
"Normal" Is So Broad, I Sometimes Need A Second Opinion...

On whether a behavior is "normal" or not.

DB is 3 years old (turned 3 in November) is verbal. Is not potty trained.

DCB has had many issues with aggression here before, but it's always been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 340
Posted By Baby Beluga
I prefer gates that you can screw in vs pressure...

I prefer gates that you can screw in vs pressure mounted. I have just found they are sturdier and filling screw holes is easier than fixing wall damage from moving the pressure mounted cups.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Baby Beluga
Short and simple, I like it. Thank you :)

Short and simple, I like it. Thank you :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Baby Beluga
No Policy In 2019, Late Arrival and No Call/No Show

I have searched but am not finding the wording I am looking for and am having a hard time coming up with it on my own.

Can you please share your arrival time cut off and no call/ no show policies?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,016
Posted By Baby Beluga
I do this too. I also go back and read them when...

I do this too. I also go back and read them when I am having a particularly rough time with work.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Baby Beluga
I only have 4, so I can't speak to this...

I only have 4, so I can't speak to this personally :) But the labels come in different colors, animals and other patterns (I believe 7 to 8 different colors/designs per package) Maybe assign a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Baby Beluga
They are cute :) I prefer these: ...

They are cute :)
I prefer these:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,024
Posted By Baby Beluga
Mine does as well. I think the bolded is the...

Mine does as well. I think the bolded is the perfect description. It's similar to the body washes that say they are unscented, but you can smell the chemically-plasticy smell. Maybe it's the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,024
Posted By Baby Beluga
Mine did as well :)

Mine did as well :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 967
Posted By Baby Beluga
happyface

happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By Baby Beluga
Late to the party, but I don't see an issue with...

Late to the party, but I don't see an issue with teaching children that someone is eating something different because of a health issue. Both of my kids have allergies. They sometimes eat different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 194
Posted By Baby Beluga
Ibuprofen Recall

Check your cabinets ❤
...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-06-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By Baby Beluga
I am liking this rule...curb appeal certainly...

I am liking this rule...curb appeal certainly does help draw in the right clients! Thanks Tom :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yup. To boot, I have super sensitive ears so...

Yup. To boot, I have super sensitive ears so things always seem louder to me.

Side note, this book is awesome: Bravo! by Philip Waechter.

This spare, delicately drawn offering from a German...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-05-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By Baby Beluga
Flowers?

I keep a pot of flowers on my front step. In part because I like them and in part because I think it makes the area feel welcome. are the supplies for this deductible via t/s % or no?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4,926
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 506,248
Posted By Baby Beluga
:lol: I hate windows.

:lol: I hate windows.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-03-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you Tom!

Thank you Tom!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,024
Posted By Baby Beluga
Looking forward to testing it out :) ...

Looking forward to testing it out :)

Michael, how are you and your family doing after the fires?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Baby Beluga
Broaching the subject with mom this afternoon as...

Broaching the subject with mom this afternoon as it seems to be a new problem.



That's interesting. I don't notice it too much in them morning, but quite often in the afternoons.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Baby Beluga
Gassy Child

DCB - almost 4 is SO GASSY.

He passes gas so frequently and it seriously stinks up the classroom. It's gag inducing. Right now when he does it I send him to the bathroom to try and use the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By Baby Beluga
In this situation I would consider it diarrhea if...

In this situation I would consider it diarrhea if she has another loose BM today. I personally send home after 2 loose BM's, regardless of the reason for the loose stools.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 894
Posted By Baby Beluga
I hate interviewing and am terrible at it. I am...

I hate interviewing and am terrible at it. I am not a sell yourself person. It feels awkward to do it and it comes across as awkward.

I also believe people too much. And when I know they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By Baby Beluga
This is my thought. I only have 4 slots, so one...

This is my thought. I only have 4 slots, so one is a big portion of my income.



I like the 50/50 custody....but not wanting different providers :dislike:

Tuition aside, I think it would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By Baby Beluga
One Week On, One Week Off

How do you handle this?

I keep getting inquiries for divorced parent with funky schedules.

One week on, one week off.

My most recent one was 2 days one week, 3 days the next week.
...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-14-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By Baby Beluga
Dining Room Table

My dining room table has taken a beating!

If I purchase a new on before 2018 is over - I am able to still deduct a portion of it via time/space percentage, right? Or wrong?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,024
Posted By Baby Beluga
I would be :)

I would be :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By Baby Beluga
I've tried the face to face...it's not working :o...

I've tried the face to face...it's not working :o I thought maybe if I wrote a letter and explained why it needed done it may help. I am finding my current parents need explanations for this stuff....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By Baby Beluga
My own stressors are coming from my own child...

My own stressors are coming from my own child ATM. He is not integrating into DC AT ALL and I fear it may be time to call it quits until he starts school. He screams, tantrums, all.day.long. When...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By Baby Beluga
Letter Help Please - Independent Skills

I want to send out a letter to all parents letting them know that their children are working on independently doing the skills below and to please work with their child at home on these skills as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 781
Posted By Baby Beluga
This is oh so true. Can I also add that you have...

This is oh so true. Can I also add that you have more fun with people who are respectful, kind, helpful, supportive and genuine. Those who aren't...who wants to be around them, let alone have fun...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By Baby Beluga
Pretty much, free play, but within boundaries :)

Pretty much, free play, but within boundaries :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By Baby Beluga
I think I'm confused :lol: So "circle" is...

I think I'm confused :lol:

So "circle" is just a rug. It's actually a rectangle but because we have circle time on that rug the children just started calling it the circle rug. The kids don't have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thankfully mine have all been okay. I had...

Thankfully mine have all been okay.

I had one child who went to bed late last night and woke early this morning. Mom said he didn't know what he wanted this morning and was out of sorts.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes and no. Everything here is a center, even...

Yes and no. Everything here is a center, even during free play. If that makes sense. During free play, I will say "Johnny, what do you want to take out?" and he will say "The cars on the car rug!" So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By Baby Beluga
I have 4 main center areas: 1)circle rug ...

I have 4 main center areas:

1)circle rug
2)puzzle rug
3)kitchen rug
4)art table

Each toy or "center" as I call them has to stay on one rug. So I may have:

wooden blocks on the circle rug
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 954
Posted By Baby Beluga
Strange. Is it possible that DCG was with...

Strange.

Is it possible that DCG was with family who said "I love you" to her, she didn't respond and her parents or that family member told her to say it back?

Sort of like, when leaving an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 954
Posted By Baby Beluga
Are the parents concerned or complaining or just...

Are the parents concerned or complaining or just DCG?

I think I would just say "Thank you!" or "Thank you! I care about you too Susie!" when the DCG says it. If she asks why you don't say the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By Baby Beluga
We had rice, shredded chicken breast, garlic herb...

We had rice, shredded chicken breast, garlic herb cauliflower and fresh peach slices.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-24-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yeah...I don't really measure either. I remember...

Yeah...I don't really measure either. I remember while ago I did and then I stopped and went off of what the the kids ate. I know who my big eaters are and who my light eaters are and serve...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-24-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you CH :) It seems like such a small...

Thank you CH :) It seems like such a small portion. Especially for something as un-filling as crackers.



I remember working in a center years ago and being given 1 sleeve of riz crackers for 12...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-24-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By Baby Beluga
Cracker Portion Question

For those of you on the food program:

CACFP guidelines for grains under snack says "1/2 serving or 1/2 oz equivalent"

So, if I were to serve ritz crackers would the serving size for a child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yup! My classroom is the front room of my...

Yup!

My classroom is the front room of my home. I have a small black rug (we have all tile) in front of the door. No one is allowed on the black rug unless their parent is here. It doesn't long...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,333
Posted By Baby Beluga
This doesn't bother me so much, until a parent...

This doesn't bother me so much, until a parent fakes missing their child in front of me.

Example: DCB just shy of 2 years old. Mom is a SAHM. DCB is contracted from 7:15 - 5:00pm M - F. When mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,414
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you everyone for making me feel better...

Thank you everyone for making me feel better about this.

Ugh.

From here on out it's what BC said, DCB is doing just fine, no concerns, etc. Unless a real concern develops.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By Baby Beluga
It's so weird. I really pushed water yesterday...

It's so weird. I really pushed water yesterday and coated him with a thick coat of cream all day. Today his rash is so much better. I'd say 75% gone when yesterday it was on the verge of bleeding.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,414
Posted By Baby Beluga
I like this. Mom never mentioned anything to me....

I like this. Mom never mentioned anything to me. No questions, concerns, nothing. It was dad who did. Between my thoughts of DCB adjusting and doing well, and DCM's lack of questions and concerns I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,414
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes. School hours are 8:45 AM-3:30 PM. Mom is an...

Yes. School hours are 8:45 AM-3:30 PM. Mom is an art teacher so I need she needs some time to clean up and prep for the next day. How much, I am not sure? I know most schools here utilize specials...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,414
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you everyone, I will try to answer all the...

Thank you everyone, I will try to answer all the questions.

I too wondered if projection was a part of it too.

DCB is in care from 7:30am - 5:00pm. I looked at his intake form and mom said at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,414
Posted By Baby Beluga
Hmm, I wish I would have thought to ask how...

Hmm, I wish I would have thought to ask how mom/dad respond when DCB says he would rather stay at home!

I can certainly see how this DCB has the potential to do the same thing. His sister is in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,414
Posted By Baby Beluga
I Feel Like It's My Fault, But I Don't Think It Is

DCB, 3.5 years.

DCB started with me second week of August 2018 and is a dream child. He cried at drop off for about 1 month and now he enters fine but hides behind mom. When he did cry, it lasted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By Baby Beluga
It's interesting you mention this. Child's diaper...

It's interesting you mention this. Child's diaper is usually dry for about the first 1 to 2 scheduled changes here and I usually have to remind him multiple times to drink water. When he does he does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By Baby Beluga
Well, it's clear that I cannot spell. BC, can you...

Well, it's clear that I cannot spell. BC, can you edit the thread title to "unsolicited advice" for me please?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By Baby Beluga
Unsolicited Advice

Do you give it to your clients?

I always teeter on whether to give it or not. I don't want to come across judgy, or like a know-it-all, but sometimes I feel like what I have to share might really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By Baby Beluga
This. My first question when reading the...

This.

My first question when reading the post was why did the client sign on then? Surely she knew your PTO and vacation policies prior to enrolling her child.

ETA: I hate upsetting people. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By Baby Beluga
Notify Neighbors or Not?

The fire department is paying my students a visit next week. In the past I have never notified neighbors in advance. But over the past year we've gotten almost all new neighbors, who are older with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By Baby Beluga
It took my own son 1 time to learn this lesson...

It took my own son 1 time to learn this lesson :lol: He wouldn't go to his chair, so we all started to eat without him. He discovered that when he finally decided to come, he got to eat (it was still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By Baby Beluga
Kids Are Strange

DCG, 2 years.

I place plates on the table and tell the kids to "go sit in your chairs for lunch."

The ENTIRE class goes and sits in their chair. Expect this one child. I tell her again. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By Baby Beluga
Good luck today! Let us know how it went lovethis

Good luck today! Let us know how it went lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 837
Posted By Baby Beluga
CH, issues like these and similar ones have been...

CH, issues like these and similar ones have been brought up many times and you always respond the same way: asking what home life is like, asking how you can help and offering resources.

You need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Baby Beluga
Maybe they are thinking by the time most children...

Maybe they are thinking by the time most children are in size 5 they have begun potty training and won't use as many diapers?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Baby Beluga
I too didn't want to spam my friends and family...

I too didn't want to spam my friends and family with FB stuff. So I have two different FB accounts. One is strictly for family and friends and one that is strictly business that my business page is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By Baby Beluga
I see, that makes sense! :)

I see, that makes sense! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By Baby Beluga
Just thinking out loud... Humans are the...

Just thinking out loud...

Humans are the only source of CMV. The virus is found in urine, saliva, nasal mucous, breast milk, vaginal secretions and semen of infected people.

Cytomegalovirus...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By Baby Beluga
Oh Lord, I would have termed on the spot. And...

Oh Lord, I would have termed on the spot. And that is something I have never done before!



:lol: :lol: It's an epidemic.

I have been so blessed in the past with families who pay on time....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By Baby Beluga
Payment - What Is Up with Parents?

I make my tuition policy very clear at the first interview.

New family, part time. Interviewed and enrolled the end of July for a start day of this week (I was fine with this.)

Sent an email...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Baby Beluga
So, DCB did better today. Minimal corrections and...

So, DCB did better today. Minimal corrections and aside from grabbing he did not put his hands on another child in an aggressive way. Hooray! happyface

However....

At pick up he full on,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Baby Beluga
Developmentally he is okay. Speech is a little...

Developmentally he is okay. Speech is a little behind (he barely spoke at 2 years) but he has caught up nicely. His body movements and touching others makes me think he could benefit from a weighted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 434
Posted By Baby Beluga
lovethis lovethis lovethis It's beautiful!!...

lovethis lovethis lovethis It's beautiful!! Sending you a PM.



No worries, thank you so much for offering to :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Baby Beluga
It is causing stress. Stress for me, and although...

It is causing stress. Stress for me, and although I haven't seen "stress" from my other kids I have seen annoyance and frustration from them in regard to him. They don't really seem to play with him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Baby Beluga
Aggression

At what point do you implement "one and done?"

DCB turns 3 in November. He is hands down my most difficult DCB but lately he has amped his antics up. Mostly becoming physical with the other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 434
Posted By Baby Beluga
Happymom is going to mail some lovethis The...

Happymom is going to mail some lovethis

The type of leaves doesn't matter, the colors are more what I am interested in. Here fall is still in the high 90's/low 100's so when we do our fall unit of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 434
Posted By Baby Beluga
Beautiful! Our cacti here is green...and brown...

Beautiful! Our cacti here is green...and brown :lol:

I think happymom is going to send me some, but if she would prefer not to then yes, please!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 434
Posted By Baby Beluga
Usually if you keep them in a ziplock bag they...

Usually if you keep them in a ziplock bag they will be okay for a couple of weeks :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 434
Posted By Baby Beluga
Leaves Changing Yet?

Does anyone live in an area where the leaves are changing colors yet? If so, would you be willing to mail me some leaves? Pretty please? :D I live in an area where we don't really get seasons but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By Baby Beluga
Nope, not a word.

Nope, not a word.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By Baby Beluga
She did :) Blamed it on dad not signing...

She did :)

Blamed it on dad not signing yet. In her defense, her signatures are dated for 9/8 and his were dated for last night...so *shrug*
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By Baby Beluga
This is what I planned to do. I would hate to p.o...

This is what I planned to do. I would hate to p.o a parent, especially if a note was missed so I figured I would write a note on the daily sheet and verbally remind mom. This way if she still doesn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes, two reminders already. They are current on...

Yes, two reminders already. They are current on payment and I have a 2 week termination policy.

"I will have no choice but to consider this your notice to terminate with a final date of care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By Baby Beluga
How Many Reminders Before Ending Contract?

My contracts have a start date but no specific end date. Instead I have parents renew and update their handbook and contracts each fall; I usually send everything out the first week of September. Per...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,048
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes, absolutly! Honestly, I use whatever. Usually...

Yes, absolutly! Honestly, I use whatever. Usually gala apples with one or two golden delicious apples thrown in. I love it
The kids love it. Since it is homemade the color will be a darker brown...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,048
Posted By Baby Beluga
I bet it will be yummy! :D

I bet it will be yummy! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,048
Posted By Baby Beluga
Aww, I'm sorry your applesauce didn't work out!...

Aww, I'm sorry your applesauce didn't work out! We make it every year. I peel the apples the morning of (or the night before and let soak in a water/lemon juice mixture to prevent browning) then I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By Baby Beluga
I keep my door locked, so I answer it and greet...

I keep my door locked, so I answer it and greet them at the door.

I have a chime that lets me know when someone pulls in to the driveway or is on the front porch so I usually get to the door...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Baby Beluga
I think it really depends on the situation. ...

I think it really depends on the situation.

Overall in most cases I'd say terming needs to be done in person. But if it were a situation where terming was being done because of violence then I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Baby Beluga
Perfect, as always, BC :D Thank you! My HB...

Perfect, as always, BC :D Thank you!

My HB has an entire page dedicated to PT'ing. It specifically states that I have built in breaks in our schedule and won't take children at short intervals...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Baby Beluga
Potty Training, How to Respond to This?

DCB (turns 3 in November) is no where near being potty trained. I have built in bathroom breaks every 1.5 - 2 hours (although we usually are closer to 1.5 hours). Almost every break DCB is soaked.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you! Leaving a flyer at the front desk is a...

Thank you! Leaving a flyer at the front desk is a great idea.

I am in a small community with 1 HS and 6 other elem schools (pre-k - 8th grade) plus a few others that are nearby. We have a ton of...
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