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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,014
Posted By slorey
Sharlan, I know that now, and actually thought of...

Sharlan, I know that now, and actually thought of it after I got my son out when he was stuck last year. So glad i didn't freak out and cut the straps like i was thinking I might have to. How stupid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,014
Posted By slorey
It took me over a month to get a replacement...

It took me over a month to get a replacement buckle as well. My son got stuck in his seat one time last summer and I panicked. Thought about cutting the straps to get him out, but eventually got the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,245
Posted By slorey
Not trying to convince you otherwise, because it...

Not trying to convince you otherwise, because it sounds like you have already made the best decision for your family, but keep in mind that once you have other kids enrolled, your flexibility to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,044
Posted By slorey
I agree. She has now submitted 2 different...

I agree. She has now submitted 2 different schedules that said she didn't need you. If she texts you last minute just remind her she wasn't scheduled that day so you are not available. No explanation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,416
Posted By slorey
I don't know if they are the best prices for bulk...

I don't know if they are the best prices for bulk purchases, but I get all my arts and crafts supplies from discount school supply. Their prices seem pretty reasonable and I have been pleased with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,355
Posted By slorey
I personally do not have any pets and I would...

I personally do not have any pets and I would probably not enroll in a daycare that had either dogs or cats. Cats only because my husband is allergic, but dogs, because I do not trust them. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,074
Posted By slorey
For what it's worth, I freaked out as well, and...

For what it's worth, I freaked out as well, and turned my registration in in December. I am no longer providing registered care. A huge weight was lifted once my daycare was officially listed as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,746
Posted By slorey
I like Corelle, although I do not use it with my...

I like Corelle, although I do not use it with my dck. Just my own family. It is very resistant to breaking, but be careful because when they do break, they shatter into a million glass slivers!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,792
Posted By slorey
I usually do the same thing...try to keep them...

I usually do the same thing...try to keep them separated as much as possible. That is not easy in my house, as my entire 1st floor is shared daycare space and there really isn't a good place to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,862
Posted By slorey
Stupid regulations like this one are why I...

Stupid regulations like this one are why I decided to switch to legally unlicensed care in December. Of course my income will take a hit with only being allowed to care for 2 children at a time (at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,253
Posted By slorey
I have felt the same way as you since my youngest...

I have felt the same way as you since my youngest was born almost 3 years ago. It has been a big stress for me and to be honest, has not gotten better. Unfortunately we do not have the money for me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,788
Posted By slorey
We have not had any, which is surprising,...

We have not had any, which is surprising, considering I am in NY! Thankfully all the major snow we have gotten has been on non-school days. I do wish they would have given the kids a break on some of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,137
Posted By slorey
My ds has had a fever for 2 days now. Only other...

My ds has had a fever for 2 days now. Only other symptoms are headache and body aches, but those go away if I keep his temp down. I spent today alternating Tylenol and Motrin every 3 hours and he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,057
Posted By slorey
Freebies?

The thread about receiving so much literature in the mail got me thinking...anyone know any free programs, samples, products, etc available to child care providers? Thought this might be a good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,203
Posted By slorey
What about doing a half day preschool program?...

What about doing a half day preschool program? That would solve all the problems you listed on your pros list, while still allowing you to contribute to the household. If there isn't a market for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,585
Posted By slorey
I follow the school calendar. How I handle days...

I follow the school calendar. How I handle days off:

If it is a holiday, they pay (unless the holiday falls during one of the 3 weeks off)

If it is a snow day they pay.

The weeks off I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,309
Posted By slorey
Just long enough for the Tylenol to kick in ;)

Just long enough for the Tylenol to kick in ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,426
Posted By slorey
I just turned in my registration, so am no longer...

I just turned in my registration, so am no longer providing registered care. In a lot of ways it is a relief (I have only had 1 dck since September, so the low numbers allowed are not an issue, and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,434
Posted By slorey
We just got my 10 year old ds a kindle for...

We just got my 10 year old ds a kindle for Christmas, and let him use it pretty much whenever he wanted because it was new, but since going back to school from vacation he hasn't used it much. My 2...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-13-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,523
Posted By slorey
Thanks Tom! So from the article, it seems like I...

Thanks Tom! So from the article, it seems like I would calculate t/s using the total hours for the year, rather than the reducing the yearly total by taking out the hours for those 2 months. That...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-11-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,523
Posted By slorey
I know I wouldn't count it as working time, but...

I know I wouldn't count it as working time, but wasn't sure if I should change the year's total because I wasn't open those 2 months. Wasn't sure if it was the same type of situation as someone who...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-11-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,957
Posted By slorey
This is what I have always done and then just put...

This is what I have always done and then just put it under the category that most items purchased on that receipt would fall under. Usually that ends up being cleaning supplies, supplies or toys.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-11-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,523
Posted By slorey
Time/Space Question

I decided this year to follow the school calendar, so was closed the entire months of July and August. I filed paperwork with my state to be inactive for those 2 months, so I was unable to take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,657
Posted By slorey
You just described my ds perfectly, other than he...

You just described my ds perfectly, other than he doesn't have many days where he will eat a lot. He hasn't gained much weight in the last year and a half, but no one seems concerned, except me. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,411
Posted By slorey
I was going to say Monster High as well. My own...

I was going to say Monster High as well. My own daughter, who is 7 and in 2nd grade never really got into it, but most of the girls in her class love them. My dd loves anything for arts and crafts,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,505
Posted By slorey
#7 annoys me as well. Too much micro-managing by...

#7 annoys me as well. Too much micro-managing by the state. But, I turned in my registration last week and will no longer be providing registered care after Dec 20th, so I don't have to worry about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 809,017
Posted By slorey
Thanks ladies. The problem is that I never...

Thanks ladies. The problem is that I never actually gave her dates for my vacation. It was understood that I was going to follow the school calendar this year, as I have the past 2 years. Our school...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 809,017
Posted By slorey
So annoyed right now! Been looking forward to...

So annoyed right now! Been looking forward to having 2 full weeks off at Christmas/New year's since our school calendar came out in August. Dcm works for a different district and told me today they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,481
Posted By slorey
Good luck! I am considering making the same jump...

Good luck! I am considering making the same jump very soon. Would be giving notice today if I could decide what I definitely want to do. Just when I convince myself to do it, I second guess that plan...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,849
Posted By slorey
I thought about looking for something more steady...

I thought about looking for something more steady than substituting. The main reason I was considering subbing is because I do not want to lose my teacher retirement membership in case I do teach...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,849
Posted By slorey
Advice Needed Please!

I will try to keep this as short as possible, but have known to be long winded so I apologize if it ends up being long :)

Anyway, I have been open for 5 years and have had my only current family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,838
Posted By slorey
Done :)

Done :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,526
Posted By slorey
I decided to start it this year after my 10 year...

I decided to start it this year after my 10 year old asked last year why Santa didn't send us an elf. I realize it's probably too late for him to believe it or will be after this year, but I still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,154
Posted By slorey
Wait, wait, wait...If I change Thursday to...

Wait, wait, wait...If I change Thursday to Saturday then would you change your rates so they were cheaper??? :lol::lol::lol: People like this amuse and annoy me all at the same time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,591
Posted By slorey
I just realized you are in NY. I am as well. I am...

I just realized you are in NY. I am as well. I am in the capital area. What area are you located?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,591
Posted By slorey
Congrats! happyface It does seem like the process...

Congrats! happyface It does seem like the process takes forever! I agree that you may run into trouble with some people not wanting a man to care for their children, but if that is the sole reason...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,532
Posted By slorey
I am so glad to hear I am not alone in this...

I am so glad to hear I am not alone in this struggle! It is one of my biggest annoyances at mealtime. I have a 3 year old dcg who will eat by the handful. She has no table manners at all! And, after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 809,017
Posted By slorey
The only dck I have currently came last Thursday...

The only dck I have currently came last Thursday sneezing and non-stop runny nose all day. Mom kept her home Friday, but Sunday my ds, dd and myself all woke up with the start of a cold. So annoyed!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,528
Posted By slorey
We also put ours in coat sleeves. If they are wet...

We also put ours in coat sleeves. If they are wet I put them on our drying rack or radiator to dry out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,621
Posted By slorey
We have a hearth gate like that around our...

We have a hearth gate like that around our woodstove. It does not close automatically, so if we open it we have to remember to close it. But, I absolutely love it! It is used primarily as a barrier...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,207
Posted By slorey
So sorry for your loss. It sounds like your...

So sorry for your loss. It sounds like your grandfather had a wonderful life and you will have lots of stories to bring home with you. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,200
Posted By slorey
Holy guacamole that is a lot! We had the most we...

Holy guacamole that is a lot! We had the most we have ever had in the 10 years we have lived here, and that was only 45. I can't even imagine buying that much candy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,570
Posted By slorey
My one and only dck just arrived at noon (she has...

My one and only dck just arrived at noon (she has am preschool M/W/F). Normal drop off, but she was more talkative than normal. We will have lunch very soon, then nap, so I am assuming the rest of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,973
Posted By slorey
I taped my business card to candy I handed out...

I taped my business card to candy I handed out one year and never got a single call. I did deduct the cost of the candy on my taxes though as an advertising expense :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,698
Posted By slorey
I have one who is dressed inappropriately most of...

I have one who is dressed inappropriately most of the time. It drives me crazy! But, it is a slightly different problem with her. Mom puts her in jeans almost every single day, which wouldn't be a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,174
Posted By slorey
I am so sorry for your loss. I agree with the...

I am so sorry for your loss. I agree with the others. You need to take as much time off as you need to be able to properly grieve. If your dc families can't understand that, they are not worth...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,009
Posted By slorey
I follow our school calendar, so will have the...

I follow our school calendar, so will have the entire 2 weeks of Christmas and New Years off! I usually charge for every other school vacation/holiday and do not usually charge for Christmas break,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,902
Posted By slorey
I do not tell. Parents miss so many things in...

I do not tell. Parents miss so many things in their children's lives by having to work, I hate taking that away from them. When they tell me it happened at home, I usually respond about how I could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,157
Posted By slorey
I agree! OP, On top of the fees you added for the...

I agree! OP, On top of the fees you added for the late pick up, make sure you don't forget to add for the lack of notice they gave you to term. This is the 3rd strike for them with a sick child and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,526
Posted By slorey
I would make sure to do a sanitize dip....

I would make sure to do a sanitize dip. Wash-rinse-sanitize-air dry. You can create a sanitizing solution with bleach (not sure of the ratio) or I assume a restaurant supply place probably sells...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,140
Posted By slorey
I am in the capital area of NY. I am allowed 6...

I am in the capital area of NY. I am allowed 6 plus 2 SA. I currently have 1 enrolled. I need the money but haven't been actively trying to enroll more because I am burnt out and don't want more :)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,434
Posted By slorey
I just rinse and send them home for the parents....

I just rinse and send them home for the parents. If I happen to be running the dishwasher during the day I might toss it in, but that is rare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,429
Posted By slorey
I do not agree with this. She would like to have...

I do not agree with this. She would like to have a Christian based curriculum and I think it is fine that she uses Christ in her slogan. Will she lose potential clients because of it? Possibly. To be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,457
Posted By slorey
I think given the fact that your own kids are in...

I think given the fact that your own kids are in bed by 7 and mom already complained about him not going down well last night, you are probably going to be frustrated with the situation quickly. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,457
Posted By slorey
I would never do those hours! My time in the...

I would never do those hours! My time in the evenings with my family is too sacred to me. That being said, I think laying him down around 6-7 is going to backfire and he won't sleep for mom at night....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,474
Posted By slorey
I assume you are paying for the before/after care...

I assume you are paying for the before/after care program? Is it possible to find someone who would be willing to transport your son to and from school and pay them what you are paying the ymca? It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,261
Posted By slorey
I would probably take her on a trial basis to see...

I would probably take her on a trial basis to see how things went. My only concern with having so many littles, along with her, would be whether you could safely evacuate in the event of an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,589
Posted By slorey
I also started doing this a couple of years ago....

I also started doing this a couple of years ago. Last summer was the first summer I took off and loved it!! We had no money by the end of the summer, but I still had my sanity and was much more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,129
Posted By slorey
I agree. He is a danger to the other children. I...

I agree. He is a danger to the other children. I would make sure mom knows that you are concerned about the whole group and not just terming because it was your son. Not that it matters, really. If a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,818
Posted By slorey
Friday Fun - Crazy Requests From Parents

This thread stems off another thread in which a mom asked the provider to warm baby's breastmilk in her bra. Just wondering what kind of crazy requests have you had from parents? And did you agree to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,646
Posted By slorey
I agree. Just be honest with them. It's not like...

I agree. Just be honest with them. It's not like you don't have a good reason for wanting to close. If they are as good as you say, I'm sure they will understand your need to put your and your baby's...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-09-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,705
Posted By slorey
Definitely get an EIN! I wouldn't give my social...

Definitely get an EIN! I wouldn't give my social security number to anyone. I have had my business for 5 years and have never had to file quarterly, but my husband has enough taxes taken out to cover...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,013
Posted By slorey
I am wondering if the doctor told her she had an...

I am wondering if the doctor told her she had an upper respiratory infection, which is pretty much fancy terminology for a cold I think. In that case, there would be no meds and she would have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,880
Posted By slorey
Love it!

Love it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 809,017
Posted By slorey
I had a fully independent in the bathroom child...

I had a fully independent in the bathroom child have a poop accident once and not bother to tell me, just went in to go to the bathroom like normal. Well, when she pulled her pants down things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,296
Posted By slorey
I have only had 1 dck this school year which is...

I have only had 1 dck this school year which is why going legally unlicensed is more appealing to me right now. The only reason I haven't is because eventually I would like a couple more kids....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,296
Posted By slorey
The only place I found anything in the regs was...

The only place I found anything in the regs was the second to last page. It said "The provider must maintain on file at the family daycare home, available for inspection by the Office or its...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,296
Posted By slorey
I have had 3 surprise inspections in the last...

I have had 3 surprise inspections in the last year. I hate it! I feel like I am always on edge wondering when they are going to stop in again. As far as the paperwork, I run on a school calendar, so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 39,159
Posted By slorey
C2c, message me your address and I will be happy...

C2c, message me your address and I will be happy to send you some clothes for the baby. Not sure what the weather is like there. Should I send warm weather or cold weather clothing? Here in NY, we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,883
Posted By slorey
When I run into trouble with them cleaning up, I...

When I run into trouble with them cleaning up, I find it helps if you turn it into a game of sorts. Who can bring me the most trains? Who can find all the red blocks? You get the idea. Of course, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,541
Posted By slorey
Are you looking at opening an actual center or an...

Are you looking at opening an actual center or an in home program? I am thinking based on what you said that you are looking at centers. Just so you know, in a center, if you do mixed ages, you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,248
Posted By slorey
Have you actually confirmed this company is in...

Have you actually confirmed this company is in fact a legit company. The whole thing seems shady to me. At least they have an actual person calling. A lot of telemarketing calls I get are an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,439
Posted By slorey
Winning the lottery has been my backup plan for...

Winning the lottery has been my backup plan for the last 6 months but it hasn't panned out yet! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,678
Posted By slorey
My DH is my backup, emergency sub and I always...

My DH is my backup, emergency sub and I always let any potential family know that during interview. There is no way I would take on a family that was uncomfortable with my husband watching their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,079
Posted By slorey
Or after rereading a third time, op might be...

Or after rereading a third time, op might be asking whether she should charge full price for vacation that is usually not paid? I guess I don't understand either :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,079
Posted By slorey
I think after rereading it, op is trying to...

I think after rereading it, op is trying to decide if she should charge full price for care even though she is closing an hour earlier than family needs her, or allow family in question to use backup...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,439
Posted By slorey
I follow the school calendar so will have the...

I follow the school calendar so will have the full 2 weeks off. Can't wait! Love having the school schedule. Does make it a little hard to get dck's though. I usually try to be fair and only charge...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,001
Posted By slorey
Congrats! happyface Hope you enjoy it!

Congrats! happyface Hope you enjoy it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,129
Posted By slorey
My infants sleep in pack n plays. I transition...

My infants sleep in pack n plays. I transition them to cots when they are ready. I don't have a set age to transition them I just do it when I think the kids will actually stay on their cots. I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,858
Posted By slorey
That is so weird. I am curious as to how long the...

That is so weird. I am curious as to how long the stuffiness went away for. It's one thing to do jumping jacks every hour or so, but every 5 minutes might not be worth it ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,731
Posted By slorey
The funny thing is he is usually pretty good for...

The funny thing is he is usually pretty good for me here. I guess I need to take him out in public and teach him how to act in places like that! I think he must have been overexcited with everything...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,731
Posted By slorey
My Son Is The Wild One!

Took my ds, age 2.5 to a birthday party this past weekend at a bouncy bounce place. He was shoving ahead in line, not waiting his turn, pushing in front of people playing games and trying to play...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,960
Posted By slorey
I use child care, just because as others have...

I use child care, just because as others have said, I didn't want any confusion as to what type of daycare I had.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,040
Posted By slorey
I also work alone. I do often wonder what would...

I also work alone. I do often wonder what would happen if there were a medical emergency involving myself, but hope that never happens. My husband is my emergency sub, but I hardly ever use him,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,165
Posted By slorey
I actually only have 1 dck right now and she goes...

I actually only have 1 dck right now and she goes to preschool M/W/F morning so on those days I don't have to work until she gets here at noon. It is helping a little, but I think I am at the point...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,280
Posted By slorey
That's great she is able to know at such a young...

That's great she is able to know at such a young age! Many adults are still not capable of figuring out when to walk away and take a break! I would just monitor her and make sure she isn't using it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,165
Posted By slorey
I feel that way most days, but think that is...

I feel that way most days, but think that is because I am completely burned out. I wish I could enjoy doing this as much as I used to though! The occasional not into it day would be great right now,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,162
Posted By slorey
Need Potty Training Advice! A Little Long, Sorry

I know there are probably a million threads on potty training, but for reason I can't do a search on my nook so I am starting a new thread. My ds, age 2.5, started potty training over the summer. Got...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,337
Posted By slorey
I usually leave them on their cot through the...

I usually leave them on their cot through the entire naptime, only so they don't wake the other children. But, I give them a stack of books or puzzles to use quietly while on their cot (after they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,985
Posted By slorey
It depends on what you are looking for. I have...

It depends on what you are looking for. I have done quite a few from classesonline4u.com They are pretty simple so it is easy to get through them if you don't mind the reading. But, I really haven't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,293
Posted By slorey
I was thinking these were the lyrics to some song...

I was thinking these were the lyrics to some song I hadn't heard yet that your dck's were singing :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,412
Posted By slorey
It is apps like this one that make me wish I...

It is apps like this one that make me wish I didn't have a dumb phone as well. However, a smart phone is definitely not in the budget right now. Wonder if I can convince my hubby that the savings I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,429
Posted By slorey
You are not letting the babies down! By reporting...

You are not letting the babies down! By reporting the situation even though it was suggested by your director to not report, you are getting the proper people involved to get this little one some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,442
Posted By slorey
Thanks for the info Black Cat! I will definitely...

Thanks for the info Black Cat! I will definitely be checking this one out! I am very interested in the basically indestructible comment, as we have lost 4 cameras (all Kodak's) from cracked screens...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,442
Posted By slorey
OT - Digital Camera Recommendations

I dropped my digital camera this morning and cracked the screen, pretty much making it unusable. :mad: I do not want to be without a camera for very long, so am wondering if anyone can recommend a...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-14-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,563
Posted By slorey
I was going to post this same question today, but...

I was going to post this same question today, but I am looking for ideas for crock pot dinners for my own family. So tired of having to throw together something at 5 and most nights have to be out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,662
Posted By slorey
I accept cloth diapers. All of my diaper kids...

I accept cloth diapers. All of my diaper kids (and non-diaper kids if space permits at the time) have a labeled, clear plastic box on the shelf under my changing table that I store their diapers,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,227
Posted By slorey
:hug: These things happen and unfortunately there...

:hug: These things happen and unfortunately there is nothing you can do about it. My 7 year old DD fractured her hand yesterday. She fell from the top of the tiny Little Tikes slide in our yard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,122
Posted By slorey
I did not send my kids to preschool. My oldest...

I did not send my kids to preschool. My oldest (now 10) was enrolled in a group family child care because I was teaching full time. I started doing home daycare when he started kg. My middle (now 7)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,513
Posted By slorey
My son's eyes almost always get goopy with ear...

My son's eyes almost always get goopy with ear infections for some reason, so it really could be the ear infection. Actually, one time the only way I knew he had an ear infection was because his eyes...
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