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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,063
Posted By Sunshine74
I am a Winter girl, so this Summer has been just...

I am a Winter girl, so this Summer has been just brutal for me. With temps in the mid to upper 80's and above, with the high humidity, my asthma has been worse than it's been in years. Bring on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,026
Posted By Sunshine74
I know it's not really the same for me, but here...

I know it's not really the same for me, but here goes...

We are moving up around half our class to the preschool program when school starts in September. And the group we are getting to replace...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,951
Posted By Sunshine74
We are going to put ours to the test during our...

We are going to put ours to the test during our big zoo trip this week!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,733
Posted By Sunshine74
Wait, is this one of your cake pops and coffee...

Wait, is this one of your cake pops and coffee dck? Or have you just been having one crazy week?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,107
Posted By Sunshine74
For sure! Dcg refused to eat and went to bed...

For sure! Dcg refused to eat and went to bed hungry because her food was on the wrong color plate yesterday.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,951
Posted By Sunshine74
Mine came in Friday- right before I went out of...

Mine came in Friday- right before I went out of town for the weekend. I can't wait to actually test it out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 808,944
Posted By Sunshine74
Why is it that the loudest child is always the...

Why is it that the loudest child is always the first one awake from nap?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,951
Posted By Sunshine74
Yay! Message sent.

Yay! Message sent.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,228
Posted By Sunshine74
Same here. I like it!

Same here. I like it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,245
Posted By Sunshine74
Last year we painted paperweight size rocks with...

Last year we painted paperweight size rocks with acrylic paint and wrote either "Dad Rocks!" or "You Rock!" on them.

Funny/embarassing story- They turned out great, but I didn't know that the year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 392,201
Posted By Sunshine74
We walked to a nearby food/ice cream stand with...

We walked to a nearby food/ice cream stand with the two-year olds. They were so well behaved, it was probably the easiest field trip ever.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 392,201
Posted By Sunshine74
happyface happyface happyface

happyface happyface happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,631
Posted By Sunshine74
I'll have to try that one, the bubbles we've been...

I'll have to try that one, the bubbles we've been getting from the store have been terrible. We do have the best bubble blowers from Target. They are great for when the toddlers want lots of bubbles...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,786
Posted By Sunshine74
The diaper bag looks fantastic! I can't do the...

The diaper bag looks fantastic! I can't do the infant restrainer, due to regulations.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,473
Posted By Sunshine74
Here are ours.

Here are ours.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,139
Posted By Sunshine74
I was told we have to have it posted, but the...

I was told we have to have it posted, but the only time I had to submit anything was right at the beginning so they knew I knew what I was doing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,473
Posted By Sunshine74
We made keychains with beads and a Sculpy (clay)...

We made keychains with beads and a Sculpy (clay) heart at the bottom with their fingerprint. I will post a picture after nap.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 285,101
Posted By Sunshine74
We had cornbread muffins with lunch today, they...

We had cornbread muffins with lunch today, they are a newer menu item. We always identify each component of the meal with the toddlers, and when we got to those-

J (my co-teacher): And do you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,400
Posted By Sunshine74
I think it would be fun to plant sunflowers and...

I think it would be fun to plant sunflowers and let them measure how tall they grow. Maybe predict first?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,665
Posted By Sunshine74
That is where we got our latest set of cots. They...

That is where we got our latest set of cots. They had the best prices for them too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,252
Posted By Sunshine74
Yes, I know exactly what you are talking about! I...

Yes, I know exactly what you are talking about! I see it in my mind, but can't find the right search term. But at least you know it really does exist
.. LoL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,252
Posted By Sunshine74
This thread has some good info in...

This thread has some good info in it.https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=81432
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,252
Posted By Sunshine74
I feel like I know what you are talking about....

I feel like I know what you are talking about. There was a section about block play and the different concepts the children were learning. I'll see what I can find.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,508
Posted By Sunshine74
I am with you on that one! I'd rather clean it...

I am with you on that one! I'd rather clean it with gloves on than catch it with my hands :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,706
Posted By Sunshine74
http://www.ecmdstore.com/ ...

http://www.ecmdstore.com/
http://www.wayfair.com Doesn't have too many toys (they do have some) but they are pretty good as far as furniture and rugs

There is one more, but I'm drawing a blank...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,323
Posted By Sunshine74
I did this with my director's computer a year or...

I did this with my director's computer a year or two ago. It was hilarious! One year I put food coloring in the toilet tanks, so when the kids flushed, it turned the water colors. I'm not sure what,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 392,201
Posted By Sunshine74
Dcb has been recieving speech therapy for about 6...

Dcb has been recieving speech therapy for about 6 months now, and his language has taken off recently. Listening to him sing with us today got me a little teary eyed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,303
Posted By Sunshine74
Yes! DCB just moved up into our room 3 weeks ago,...

Yes! DCB just moved up into our room 3 weeks ago, and we had to send home an accident report for a bump to the head the first two weeks! The first week he fell outside and bumped his head on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,816
Posted By Sunshine74
For sure! This week we've got the full moon and...

For sure! This week we've got the full moon and SA off for break!:eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 808,944
Posted By Sunshine74
I hear you. :hug: I hope you get some sort of...

I hear you. :hug: I hope you get some sort of break to recharge!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,830
Posted By Sunshine74
I didn't even know there was another choice...

I didn't even know there was another choice besides CACFP. Maybe there isn't for centers?

But to answer the original question, I only use paper right now. I know there is an online option, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,723
Posted By Sunshine74
Do you have Trader Joe's by you? They have the...

Do you have Trader Joe's by you? They have the best gluten free pasta, even my husband likes it, and he is really picky.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,075
Posted By Sunshine74
This is one of our favorite things to do! Even...

This is one of our favorite things to do! Even the 2 year old's don't get that wet. My sisters and I remember doing it when we were little.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 392,201
Posted By Sunshine74
WOW! I think we hit a record 73 or 75 today.

WOW! I think we hit a record 73 or 75 today.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,600
Posted By Sunshine74
I gave one to my friend who has a home daycare....

I gave one to my friend who has a home daycare. You are welcome to it if you'd like.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,600
Posted By Sunshine74
Is it still available? I got 2 copies of the home...

Is it still available? I got 2 copies of the home one and we are a center.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,139
Posted By Sunshine74
I'm pretty sure we get ours from BJ's. I don't...

I'm pretty sure we get ours from BJ's. I don't know if you have one by you though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,474
Posted By Sunshine74
Yes! Especially the one with the kid at the...

Yes! Especially the one with the kid at the grocery store.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 285,101
Posted By Sunshine74
It's been a particularly rough week already....

It's been a particularly rough week already. Well, toward the end of the day today, I was cleaning a dry erase board and the marker just wouldn't come all the way off. I turned to my sister (my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 808,944
Posted By Sunshine74
Today is the Monday-est Monday ever. I'm...

Today is the Monday-est Monday ever. I'm exhausted and the day's only half over. http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sleep019.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 808,944
Posted By Sunshine74
Ugh, tell me about it. I have a similar, but...

Ugh, tell me about it. I have a similar, but different issue with co-workers and diets. We are doing a "Biggest Loser" competition at work- nothing crazy, just weighing in once a week and only the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 808,944
Posted By Sunshine74
It can be that- the lack of face to face time...

It can be that- the lack of face to face time they get from the parents, and the fact that a lot of babies/children are not read to enough. Another issue is the number of push button, battery...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 808,944
Posted By Sunshine74
I feel your pain. And parents here have no $...

I feel your pain. And parents here have no $ excuse because the evaluation and any resulting services are free.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 285,101
Posted By Sunshine74
Dcb and I were looking out the window, waiting...

Dcb and I were looking out the window, waiting for his mom, and we heard the train (there are tracks several blocks away from the center, we can hear it, but not see it). This conversation happened:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,682
Posted By Sunshine74
Yikes! I hope the rest of your day goes by...

Yikes! I hope the rest of your day goes by smoother.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 808,944
Posted By Sunshine74
Worst nap ever! I don't think we've had the whole...

Worst nap ever! I don't think we've had the whole room sleeping all at one time yet. We just get them all sleeping and then someone wakes up and cries. Then they fall back asleep and someone else...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,931
Posted By Sunshine74
I'm with you on this. The point where I...

I'm with you on this.

The point where I would step in is when the screaming starts. I would say something like, "It is ok to have fun and be silly, but your screaming is hurting my ears."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,361
Posted By Sunshine74
I am very sincerely hoping for ice and snow-...

I am very sincerely hoping for ice and snow- soon! I don't mind scraping and brushing off the car, that's what gloves are for :) And I am so over cleaning the mud off the dog when he comes inside....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,810
Posted By Sunshine74
We did these popsicle stick ornaments with the 2...

We did these popsicle stick ornaments with the 2 year olds. They were quick, easy, and turned out really cute!

http://learncreatelove.com/popsicle-stick-christmas-tree-ornament/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,672
Posted By Sunshine74
I'm glad things seem to be going better for you....

I'm glad things seem to be going better for you. I think that what works for us is that after lunch it is bathroom/diaper changes, and then right to bed. You could try reading them one quiet story in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 392,201
Posted By Sunshine74
I've been having a terrible day, then I got a...

I've been having a terrible day, then I got a text from my friend that her 3 year old made her own lunch and wanted her to text me the picture and tell me she ate her spinach.:lol: It was exactly the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 392,201
Posted By Sunshine74
My friend recently got certified in kid's yoga,...

My friend recently got certified in kid's yoga, so she came to our center to do a trial class with the older toddlers (my class) and the preschoolers. The kids loved if, and did really well- even our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,547
Posted By Sunshine74
Would you please send them to me, too. I'm always...

Would you please send them to me, too. I'm always looking for new ideas.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,098
Posted By Sunshine74
Today went pretty well, but we had several call...

Today went pretty well, but we had several call off. They should be back tomorrow, so that is a 5 day weekend for a few! :eek: I have a feeling tomorrow is going to be rough. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 285,101
Posted By Sunshine74
I set the napkins on the table for snack...

I set the napkins on the table for snack yesterday and told everyone to get one (they are usually really good with it) then I turned to put the veggie dip in cups. All of the sudden I hear dcg, "You...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 392,201
Posted By Sunshine74
We had a few call offs today and one dcg who was...

We had a few call offs today and one dcg who was leaving around lunch time, so it was a low day for us- only 8. They played so nicely all morning, and the day has just flown by today. 2 1/2 days to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 285,101
Posted By Sunshine74
Dcg2's gramma works at our daycare, in our...

Dcg2's gramma works at our daycare, in our preschool room. Today she was walking by our lunch table and set a (clean) wet washcloth on dcg's head for a second and the gave her a hug. When she walked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,496
Posted By Sunshine74
I have this problem every year. We want it to be...

I have this problem every year. We want it to be something cute, but that kids can actually do most of, not just us. My class is 2 year olds.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,387
Posted By Sunshine74
We're in the mid 60's today and i wish we had the...

We're in the mid 60's today and i wish we had the A/C on. It is so warm in our classroom.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,387
Posted By Sunshine74
We were in the mid to high 70's today. Not sure...

We were in the mid to high 70's today. Not sure what our high ended up being, but it was over 73* which was the record for the day- set back in 1977! Our average temp for today is 44*! I miss my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,277
Posted By Sunshine74
How are you feeling? I've had both of those...

How are you feeling? I've had both of those surgeries, but they were on the same knee.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,222
Posted By Sunshine74
That was good!

That was good!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 285,101
Posted By Sunshine74
Same x2... LoL

Same x2... LoL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,374
Posted By Sunshine74
That would be awesome- both if those things. Our...

That would be awesome- both if those things. Our local CCR&R offers the same classes over and over, and I feel like I've taken them all. And a curriculum night would be fun!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,928
Posted By Sunshine74
I got that reaction from several classmates and...

I got that reaction from several classmates and even a professor when I was in college for my early childhood degree. I wish I was a little more outspoken, because there are a lot of things I could...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-19-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,538
Posted By Sunshine74
My friend and her daughter are both dairy free,...

My friend and her daughter are both dairy free, and she sent me this recipe that taste just like ranch dressing. You may have to adjust the amounts becuase she says she just does it by look/taste,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,366
Posted By Sunshine74
I'm at a center, so maybe it's just that. It also...

I'm at a center, so maybe it's just that. It also could be my county becuase we are ridiculous.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,366
Posted By Sunshine74
I'm not sure if it is our county or NY state, but...

I'm not sure if it is our county or NY state, but we have to have one too.

OP :hug: I'm sorry you had a bad inspection.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,314
Posted By Sunshine74
We love that station too. Family Road Trip is...

We love that station too. Family Road Trip is usually another good one. It had a pretty good variety between the kids music and (appropriate) adult music.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By Sunshine74
Here's a sad story. I like coffee, but it does...

Here's a sad story. I like coffee, but it does nothing for me besides the taste. I could ( and have) have coffee and go to bed shortly after, and have no trouble sleeping. And my husband is allergic...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,398
Posted By Sunshine74
Maybe you could get the plastic canvas and then...

Maybe you could get the plastic canvas and then use permant marker to draw the picture or design on them to make it easier for them



We went through so many of these this summer with our SA...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,347
Posted By Sunshine74
Wait, what? You are not allowed to take the kids...

Wait, what? You are not allowed to take the kids on walks?! That was my only sanity today, as our yard was too wet to play in because its been raining since Monday.

Sorry to get off topic, OP....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 808,944
Posted By Sunshine74
Warning, this may be long. Today was one of...

Warning, this may be long.

Today was one of those days where things couldn't have gone much worse. The roof leaked overnight, and water got in the phone/internet box. Biggest problem with that is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,139
Posted By Sunshine74
We have a similar situation. We have (not their...

We have a similar situation. We have (not their names, but the same situation) a Gwen and a Gwendolyn- who goes by Gwen and doesn't usually respond to Gwendolyn. Plus as soon as they hear the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By Sunshine74
It was clear here for a lot of the eclipse. It...

It was clear here for a lot of the eclipse. It got cloudy toward the end though. I got a picture a little after the full eclipse, and once I figure out how to get it on my tablet I can post it here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,081
Posted By Sunshine74
happyface Go dcg!

happyface Go dcg!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 808,944
Posted By Sunshine74
We are not having a very good nap day today. Our...

We are not having a very good nap day today. Our (very) challenging dcg has decided that today, when we have a brand new dcg who has never been in daycare before, that she is going to throw a huge...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,719
Posted By Sunshine74
I am so looking forward to school starting (after...

I am so looking forward to school starting (after Labor Day for a majority of our dcks). I don't even work with the SA program, but having them in the building all day is just a completely different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 285,101
Posted By Sunshine74
My mom is working with me this week (usually she...

My mom is working with me this week (usually she is in our infant room, but both my co-workers are out for vacation). She leaves earier than I do, and when she was saying good bye to the kids, dcg...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,834
Posted By Sunshine74
I have an almost 3yo dcb who is the same. Also...

I have an almost 3yo dcb who is the same. Also part time. The only thing he will eat is fruit once in awhile, and any kind of cracker (which we don't have often). My worry with him is that he also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,078
Posted By Sunshine74
Ooh, I think I have graham crackers. I just need...

Ooh, I think I have graham crackers. I just need frosting!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,078
Posted By Sunshine74
That sounds delicious. I've been wanting them...

That sounds delicious. I've been wanting them too, it's a good thing I don't have any!

I've been snacking on Kix because I haven't had a lunch break yet and I'm starving.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,741
Posted By Sunshine74
I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with...

I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the baby's family.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,013
Posted By Sunshine74
Thanks. I just don't know what else to say when...

Thanks. I just don't know what else to say when DCD looks at me all bewildered.


I would love to do and end of the day thing, but we don't really have a defined end to our day. We've been trying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,013
Posted By Sunshine74
Crying at Pick Up

We have a newish DCB who has been coming for a month, slowly increasing to 4 days a week. The first few weeks were rough as he was transitioning, as he'd never been away from parents or grandma. He's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2015, 09:42 PM
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Posted By Sunshine74
The Spanish song was super cute! It made me...

The Spanish song was super cute! It made me giggle.

Our favorite wiggle break is this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTssd3D1xnk
We don't actually watch the video because all we have is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 02:48 PM
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Views: 3,185
Posted By Sunshine74
We have one like this...

We have one like this http://www.fenceinc.com/autolatch.htm . You can get them on Amazon too. The bar to open it is on the top, so if you have taller SA, they would be able to open it, but not the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2015, 05:23 PM
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Views: 3,158
Posted By Sunshine74
I do miss certain ones, yes.

I do miss certain ones, yes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 392,201
Posted By Sunshine74
We have a new DCG and to say she is a challenge...

We have a new DCG and to say she is a challenge is putting it nicely. When her mom picks up, DCG always has to hug each teacher good-bye. Well today as she was making her rounds (there were 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2015, 09:26 PM
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Views: 2,388
Posted By Sunshine74
We've had many children throughout the years that...

We've had many children throughout the years that I've worked at my center attend knowing little to no English. Definitely the younger they are, the easier they adapt.

Is he going to be full or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,969
Posted By Sunshine74
We use Procare at our center. It has so many...

We use Procare at our center. It has so many functions I'm not even sure we utilize all we have. I think it may be on the pricey side though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,890
Posted By Sunshine74
I second the pegboard suggestion. Then you can...

I second the pegboard suggestion. Then you can use the backs to either hang things from, or we have velcro on ours for various activities. We got ours from Home Depot, and they even cut them for us.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2015, 10:36 AM
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Posted By Sunshine74
Edited for clarification.

Edited for clarification.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2015, 09:54 PM
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Posted By Sunshine74
Teasing

We have been having a problem in our group with teasing lately. It is usually the same 3 dcgs who are all almost 3, but not always. For example, one dcg loves to play with a particular baby doll....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2015, 08:57 AM
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Views: 4,773
Posted By Sunshine74
That's what I was going to say!

That's what I was going to say!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 392,201
Posted By Sunshine74
Dcg is a very picky eater, she usually only eats...

Dcg is a very picky eater, she usually only eats fruit. It is a problem at home too. So, we have been working with her on trying different things. Today, I helped her try a bite of BBQ chicken, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2015, 07:47 PM
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Views: 1,910
Posted By Sunshine74
We were in the mid to high 70's today, but the...

We were in the mid to high 70's today, but the humidity has been killer.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,311
Posted By Sunshine74
We have two Little People houses. They get a huge...

We have two Little People houses. They get a huge amout of play with our 2-3's.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,189
Posted By Sunshine74
How did it get to be Father's Day already?!

How did it get to be Father's Day already?!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 285,101
Posted By Sunshine74
DCB can't possibly drink his water. Why? "Because...

DCB can't possibly drink his water. Why? "Because it's full of water.":lol:
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