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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 08:31 PM
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Posted By storybookending
I have two nap rooms, an over 2 room and an under...

I have two nap rooms, an over 2 room and an under 2 room. I have 5 kids in the first room and 1 in the under two room currently. I go in get them tucked in, turn their music and fan on and leave....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 104
Posted By storybookending
I recently (January) started an after school kid...

I recently (January) started an after school kid that is almost 7. I swore I would never enroll a school aged child but mom had no where else for him to go after an awful experience at an after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:48 PM
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Posted By storybookending
I live in the very large 8-12 inch band.... OVER...

I live in the very large 8-12 inch band.... OVER THIS. Weíve already had almost 40 inches just since February 1st! I know I live in WI but DAMN this is over the top extreme even for here. Iím getting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By storybookending
One of my current 2 year olds was exactly like...

One of my current 2 year olds was exactly like this and he still sucks at sleeping. He was a serial cat napper from the time I got him (12 weeks) until he wasn8 or 9 months old. Honestly he still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 426
Posted By storybookending
School is out here today (isnít always its a...

School is out here today (isnít always its a scheduled personal development day for teachers) so one of my usual 4 Monday kiddos is gone but the other 3 are still here and all have both parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By storybookending
I think it would depend on location. I would look...

I think it would depend on location. I would look into if any churches in your area have gyms. Thereís one in my area that a friend of mine ran a basketball coaching business (player in a pro league...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By storybookending
I had strep a few weekends ago. Itís pretty rare...

I had strep a few weekends ago. Itís pretty rare but not impossible for toddler aged kids/babies to catch. Itís way more common with school aged kids. I actually got it from a mom, her child never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By storybookending
I loveeee my robot vacuum. I bought the deebot...

I loveeee my robot vacuum. I bought the deebot brand as it had similar ratings to a Roomba but was cheaper. I love it so much I bought the same brand for my mom for Christmas. She also loves it. Hers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 483
Posted By storybookending
My (original families) are also at a cheaper rate...

My (original families) are also at a cheaper rate but only $2 less a day. I honestly like easing into my work week having the two gone on Mondays so I am okay with what I have going currently. If I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By storybookending
Dear DCPs Daycare will be closed on Monday...

Dear DCPs

Daycare will be closed on Monday February 18th. Sorry for any inconvience this may cause.

Thanks,
Provider
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 483
Posted By storybookending
Technically 4 of my 6 kids pay this way...

Technically 4 of my 6 kids pay this way currently. I donít get paid if they are sick of take vacation. I also donít take lid vacations for them whether it be a holiday or days I close for personal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 736
Posted By storybookending
I recall getting off the bus in the late 90s or...

I recall getting off the bus in the late 90s or early 00s (I was 10ish my sister was 8ish). My bus driver said it didnít look like anyone was home. I told her no one ever was when we got off. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 736
Posted By storybookending
Also thought I would add another story. I bought...

Also thought I would add another story. I bought a playhouse this summer from an online Facebook group. It was a daycare day so I couldnít leave my house until after 5 and the woman I was buying it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 736
Posted By storybookending
I live in a community where a lot of people donít...

I live in a community where a lot of people donít even lock their doors at night, let alone during the day. I went to get my taxes done Monday night and my garage door wouldnít go down bc of snow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By storybookending
Thanks I think we will try this! Seems simple...

Thanks I think we will try this! Seems simple enough!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By storybookending
I like the Valentine with the ripped paper. I...

I like the Valentine with the ripped paper. I have never used contact paper before. Do you just have them stick stuff to it and then put another peice over the top and then cut into the shape of a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By storybookending
The centers in my areas are insanely profitable....

The centers in my areas are insanely profitable. That being said itís still not something I personally would ever consider.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By storybookending
If you are working in a center and they are...

If you are working in a center and they are making you clock out for breaks but also making you work that is illegal. I myself working from home watch Netflix while the kids nap while doing my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By storybookending
Speaking as someone with a late August birthday...

Speaking as someone with a late August birthday (cut off is September 1st in my state) I WISH that my mom had held me back and I had been a year younger in school that I ended up being this making me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By storybookending
Not in MI but in WI. I made the decision to close...

Not in MI but in WI. I made the decision to close tomorrow. Frost bite can set in in under 4 minutes at the temps predicted at AM drop off tomorrow. My house is older and Iím already concerned about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By storybookending
I typically do drop offs as cash only paid at...

I typically do drop offs as cash only paid at drop off (although I have been lax at the “at drop off” part as my only drops ins are typically my neices/nephews/goddaughter). You could adopt this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 519
Posted By storybookending
Iím with BC on this. My one teacher mom never...

Iím with BC on this. My one teacher mom never brings her child on no school days though. Tomorrow is supposed to be record setting cold here. I informed all families today that if school is cancelled...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By storybookending
The two infants that I will be starting have...

The two infants that I will be starting have older siblings already in care so I would just need to add the unborn siblings to the contract. I have never taken a deposit from anyone but maybe that is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By storybookending
No one has even asked yet about payment I just...

No one has even asked yet about payment I just want to be prepared for when it comes up or bring it up first and be like okay here is the date the spot is open and here is what you owe. Both moms...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By storybookending
Does anyone that doesnít hold spots or that...

Does anyone that doesnít hold spots or that charges a holding fee have a form or letter theybuse to explain it?

I have two pregnant moms and two spots opening up on September 3rd. Neither will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By storybookending
When I was at a center names were never kept...

When I was at a center names were never kept confidential. Lists were emailed all the times with kids names and sometimes ages when field trips would come up and stuff. I would ask your director.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By storybookending
ah gotcha thatís also a good +2.5 hours from...

ah gotcha thatís also a good +2.5 hours from where I am. Legit 2-2.5 hours from everything lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By storybookending
I am dealing with the same thing (mine will be...

I am dealing with the same thing (mine will be about 3 weeks apart, start dates next fall after I age two out to Kindergarten and all of my others will be +2) and honestly I prefer two infants at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By storybookending
Ah man a couple hours north of GB I have NO idea...

Ah man a couple hours north of GB I have NO idea what itís like up there. Iím in central WI.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By storybookending
I know you have lived here previously are you...

I know you have lived here previously are you going back to the same area? In my area a lead at a center is lucky to get $10-$11 an hour. New centers are struggling as McDonalds and target are paying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By storybookending
I have a half page word document that is set up...

I have a half page word document that is set up like this

Providers name:
Providers address:
Providers EIN:
Parents names:
Child’s names:
Total tuition paid:
Parents signature: ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By storybookending
My current youngest is 16 months (tomorrow) and I...

My current youngest is 16 months (tomorrow) and I started him at 6 months so I havenít had a baby baby in a long time. I have two (barely) pregnant moms and while I love babies I donít love babies in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 716
Posted By storybookending
I didnít even know that not providing meals was a...

I didnít even know that not providing meals was a thing that people do until I found this forum. Providing meals is what I grew up with attending daycare and what everyone that I personally know does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 493
Posted By storybookending
I have read about similar cases to what BC has...

I have read about similar cases to what BC has mentioned with accepting Venmo payments. I have a hairdresser that accepts Venmo. Iím honestly shocked the company itself (Venmo) cares about things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 493
Posted By storybookending
I just have it as a personal account

I just have it as a personal account
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By storybookending
No. It is not a side affect of choosing to do...

No. It is not a side affect of choosing to do daycare from our homes. It is flat out disrespect and lack of parenting. I would verbally tell mom that if she allows it to happen again that she will no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 493
Posted By storybookending
I switched all families to Venmo (one family...

I switched all families to Venmo (one family doesnít have smart phones) this past Fall and it has been great. All of my parents love it. There is no fee if you do the standard transfer.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 346
Posted By storybookending
I have 4 baby gates in my house and they are all...

I have 4 baby gates in my house and they are all regalo. I love them. Two are standard doorway lengths and two are extenders, although no where near as wide as the one CH posted. My kids do not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By storybookending
My niece had this and a clogged tear duct...

My niece had this and a clogged tear duct unclogged at the same time when she was about the same age or maybe even a bit younger and I had her the next day and she was fine. Honestly she couldíve...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-03-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By storybookending
Hey Tom I have seen you post about this before...

Hey Tom I have seen you post about this before and knew about it but can you tell me the reason why a phone or the T/S% cannot be deducted as a business expense? Like what is the actual wording on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By storybookending
Oh yes I knew this I put the Fitbit on my shoe...

Oh yes I knew this I put the Fitbit on my shoe when out with the daycare kiddos. Sometimes I forget and I get cranky hahaha or pushing the cart in the grocery store I always try to leave one arm...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-02-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By storybookending
I didnít even know that this was a thing. I meet...

I didnít even know that this was a thing. I meet with my tax person and he doesnít do anything in front of me. Itís actually weeks before I get the call that they are ready. I am switching this year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By storybookending
I have worn a Fitbit every day for the last 4...

I have worn a Fitbit every day for the last 4 years. I do about 6,500 steps daily during daycare hours doing in home in the winter. In the summer months it is a bit higher as we spend longer outdoors...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By storybookending
I would say based on that rule no. It’s...

I would say based on that rule no.

It’s says you can have up to 10 kids with no more than 4 being under age two. So you can have 9 or 10 but no more than 4 can be under age 2.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By storybookending
Tracking my non daycare hours for sure. I havenít...

Tracking my non daycare hours for sure. I havenít done this in the past even though I know Iím entitled to and should be. I would always do it for a week here or a week there but nothing consistent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By storybookending
I would honestly doubt mom was even being...

I would honestly doubt mom was even being truthful about the viewing service if he died last night at 5PM. I find it hard to believe that the funeral home worked through the night and finished an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 529
Posted By storybookending
I slept for almost 13 hours last night and am...

I slept for almost 13 hours last night and am feeling better and maybe even adventurous enough to eat some actual food today. All I had yesterday was 9 crackers and a bottle of sprite
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,020
Posted By storybookending
F1: two kids, $200 cash and a handwritten card ...

F1: two kids, $200 cash and a handwritten card

F2: homemade wall hanging/picture frame.. super cute and personal

F3: bottle of wine and restaurant gift card

F4: havenít seen as I took an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 529
Posted By storybookending
I have failed, called for pick up at 11AM. Really...

I have failed, called for pick up at 11AM. Really did think I could do it as I felt better this morning. Still havenít eaten but just the smells of diapers and lunch were enough for me to give the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 529
Posted By storybookending
I am today. I got sick last night about 3 times....

I am today. I got sick last night about 3 times. Vomit and diarrhea sorry TMI. I thought it was something I ate as I did overdue it last night but then I had a mom text that her child was having the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-20-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By storybookending
Hoping the OP returns with an update

Hoping the OP returns with an update
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By storybookending
Awesome thanks for sharing

Awesome thanks for sharing
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Posted By storybookending
Ugh I wish I had read your line about being sick...

Ugh I wish I had read your line about being sick to your stomach reading the article because I am feeling that way now too. I feel like I read someone on here from Missouri post that their licensing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By storybookending
Tell her in person at pick up tonight and also...

Tell her in person at pick up tonight and also hand her a letter.

ďDear DCM

Today is Johnnyís last day of care. Your contract is terminated effective 12/18/31.

Signed,
Provider.Ē

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By storybookending
If a parents calls inquiring about care but I am...

If a parents calls inquiring about care but I am full I just jot down some basic info. Name of child, birthday, hours of care needed etc and I say I will call them if anything changes. I donít waste...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-15-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By storybookending
Awesome thanks Tom!

Awesome thanks Tom!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-14-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By storybookending
Receipts

This is probably a stupid question.

When I shop at Walmart I have always used the savings catcher app. Basically if there is a lower advertised price in your area the app gives you that money...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By storybookending
Two weeks dry AT DAYCARE is a pretty common...

Two weeks dry AT DAYCARE is a pretty common practice on this forum. I donít care what they do at home, itís a sanitary issue. Yuck.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By storybookending
Maybe Iím alone here but I donít see how this is...

Maybe Iím alone here but I donít see how this is disrespectful and I donít see any way mom couldíve said this with malicious intent :confused: I just see it as part of the job, kiddos age out, some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
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Views: 254
Posted By storybookending
I had this go through here last Spring. My sib...

I had this go through here last Spring. My sib set family was exposed to it on a Monday while they werenít in care and I sent them home that Friday with fevers. Two other kids caught it and I...
Forum: Curriculum 12-12-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By storybookending
Cut center of plate out to make santa faces? Glue...

Cut center of plate out to make santa faces? Glue cotton balls for beard and red construction paper for a hat?
Forum: Curriculum 12-12-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By storybookending
Have you done the one where you cut out the...

Have you done the one where you cut out the center of a paper plate to make a wreath? Thatís a super easy one.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-12-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By storybookending
I just thought of the no printer/computer thing...

I just thought of the no printer/computer thing because I myself update polices and have families resign every new year and my own printer isnít working so I havenít got them to the families yet. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By storybookending
BC or CH. I have seen you post about this 24/48...

BC or CH. I have seen you post about this 24/48 hour rule and I am curious as to how it is worded in your handbook. I havenít had any parents push the limits on sick kids yet but I know itís common...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By storybookending
I have a young cousin who had this and they never...

I have a young cousin who had this and they never did diagnose her with anything. Sheís 6 now and it still happens occasionally.

My concern here is that itís not just the child but also the mom.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By storybookending
We are not the parents of these children and this...

We are not the parents of these children and this decision is not ours to make. I am only okay with this if the mother has been contacted and told if not picked up by X time I will be offering the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By storybookending
I think this is a tough one. I feel it is the...

I think this is a tough one. I feel it is the parents choice which one they choose and I would not have offered formula if the mom had specifically said not to. I would however had called mom for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By storybookending
I had a mom do this and it wore off on its own...

I had a mom do this and it wore off on its own with continuous washing before rubbing alcohol was necessary. I only had one on bottles at the time and didnít need them labeled anyways so it was fine.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By storybookending
The picture I saw advertising them for daycare...

The picture I saw advertising them for daycare had them on cups. The color coded cups work just fine for me. Was curious what some of you with +10 kids do for cups. I have a max of 8 but with ages...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By storybookending
Has Anyone Seen These?

Saw these advertised in my sponsored ads on Facebook today with the tag line ďgreat for daycareĒ. I think itís a clever idea and if you could customize the 4 pack thatís $12 with 4 different names...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-11-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By storybookending
I find it odd that she doesnít have the policies...

I find it odd that she doesnít have the policies to give. Does she just not have access to a printer or a computer maybe?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 934
Posted By storybookending
Needavaycay where you at girl? Second year in a...

Needavaycay where you at girl? Second year in a row Iíve stolen her ideas from the previous year.

Let me preface this by saying that I have a wonderful group of parents that are all so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By storybookending
Ah I saw this yesterday and forgot I was going to...

Ah I saw this yesterday and forgot I was going to share!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By storybookending
Are his days in care consecutive and consistant...

Are his days in care consecutive and consistant or is it more of a MWF deal or different each week? That could be part of the problem but honestly sounds more to me like the parents are probably...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 372
Posted By storybookending
I am unsure on the specifics on if he just slept...

I am unsure on the specifics on if he just slept through the alarm or what happened. He said he remembers nothing. They air lifted him to Madison and it was a few days before he was conscious. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 372
Posted By storybookending
My moms ex step brother almost died of this last...

My moms ex step brother almost died of this last year. He was saved when his now wife loggged into their security system after getting an alert as she was 3 states away and saw him passed out on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By storybookending
I have a basic wooden rocker, the kids are not...

I have a basic wooden rocker, the kids are not allowed to sit on it. They can only sit on the couch when the tv is on after nap. Iíve found I donít sit in my rocker when I donít have any young...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By storybookending
I am hoping to be able to do this with my...

I am hoping to be able to do this with my families but I donít have it in writing just in case my financial needs change.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By storybookending
Tons of old Halloween costumes and props. We once...

Tons of old Halloween costumes and props. We once had shoes but theyíve all broken. I actually went to the store on like November 6th and got so many brand new Halloween costumes 90% off!

The fav...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By storybookending
CH I assume it is the lines you used under the...

CH I assume it is the lines you used under the questions being so long and unable to be broken up that are making it go so wide.

Thank you for sharing what you use. I have been thinking of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By storybookending
We had flurries and maybe one inch that stuck a...

We had flurries and maybe one inch that stuck a couple weeks ago but itís all gone now, just single digit temps with windchill keeping us inside. I find it crazy hearing about snow storms like this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By storybookending
I have been invited to a few and havenít gone. I...

I have been invited to a few and havenít gone. I get each child a small gift and give it to the here and we sing happy birthday and have a treat (so far always parent provided, I havenít even asked)....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By storybookending
I didnít mean that they donít act like this,...

I didnít mean that they donít act like this, ever. I meant that I donít put up with them acting like this, ever. And from what the OP is describing it sounds like this is happening often and for long...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By storybookending
I donít allow food in ever so thatíll solve that...

I donít allow food in ever so thatíll solve that problem.

As for a 4 year old that acts like this? She would be on her bed until she could calm herself down. This is not how a 4 year old acts.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By storybookending
I had this last year with a kid that was 12-16...

I had this last year with a kid that was 12-16 months during winter last year. It took a long time for him to get over it but I just ignored the best I could. A lot of his issues dealt with mobility...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By storybookending
It is common of children from bilingual...

It is common of children from bilingual households to speak later or not as often as children that grow up in a one language household. I would just have them keep doing what they are doing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 447
Posted By storybookending
I am glad I am not alone. And I have deff heard...

I am glad I am not alone. And I have deff heard the phantom baby cries as well.

When I used to nanny the family that I nannied for was a very crunchy granola hippie dippy type family. Love them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By storybookending
This is how it works with the one parent I have...

This is how it works with the one parent I have that uses this. I just give my year end receipt and every March(ish) I fill out a form with what theyíve paid for the year so far.. I assume to project...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 447
Posted By storybookending
How Often Do You Dream About Daycare?

Just a fun question.

How often do you guys have a dream and it ends up being about daycare or one of your dcks is in it?

Iíd say this happens to me about once a month maybe. And then I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By storybookending
I donít buy my daycare parents anything. I will...

I donít buy my daycare parents anything. I will help the kids make something that is a little nicer than a typical every day craft but that is all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By storybookending
My brother to my niece just last night at home as...

My brother to my niece just last night at home as told by my SIL

Brother: ďokay sit still Iím going to put your jacket onĒ
Niece ďno I can do it myself, thatís what myname saysĒ

:lol: :lol:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 756
Posted By storybookending
I don’t think you are wrong. I personally would...

I don’t think you are wrong. I personally would not have even had my door unlocked or possibly not have even been up yet if someone came that much earlier than they were scheduled and 22 minutes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By storybookending
I didnít have anything in my contract about this...

I didnít have anything in my contract about this last year and I had a mom use 5 of her 10 days I allot the week of Christmas. Two days were supposed to be my ďpaidĒ days but it was the end of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 635
Posted By storybookending
It KILLS me buying things with grant money...

It KILLS me buying things with grant money sometimes because we are usually limited to DSS, Kaplan or Lakeshore. It takes me forever and things are in and out of the cart as the ďI can get this SO...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By storybookending
If it doesnít bother you to change her out of a...

If it doesnít bother you to change her out of a pull up rather than a diaper I would just let it go. Let mom do what she wants and think what she thinks. If itís not really affecting your day I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 785
Posted By storybookending
I havenít had too much destruction from daycare...

I havenít had too much destruction from daycare kids yet but I am only in my first couple of years. Paint touch ups here and there and honestly some of them are probably my own fault. I did have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By storybookending
I buy mini washcloths from the dollar tree. They...

I buy mini washcloths from the dollar tree. They come in a 4 pack for $1. They are perfect sizes for hands and faces. We are not allowed to reuse so straight down the laundry shoot they go once used....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 635
Posted By storybookending
I personally would buy a couple more bikes/trikes...

I personally would buy a couple more bikes/trikes etc as that has been our biggest hit lately or finally finish up the dress up corner Iíve had planned in my head for years.

My kids also love...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-27-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By storybookending
My first thought was did the child actually do...

My first thought was did the child actually do this with malicious intent? Was the child just trying to be a class clown? Do they watch Teletubbies? There is a teletubby named Tinky Winky. Was she...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-27-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By storybookending
Thank you Tom!

Thank you Tom!
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