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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By Sunshine69
Iíd call animal control.

Iíd call animal control.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By Sunshine69
I would terminate care, too. Sorry,...

I would terminate care, too.

Sorry, daycare kids arenít here to bully my kids.

Way too much liability if this child is intentionally hurting others too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Sunshine69
I charged as a full-time too. Iíve never been...

I charged as a full-time too. Iíve never been able to find 2 families without overlapping part-time schedules anyway.

In my local pre-k program thereís half-day morning and afternoon classes. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By Sunshine69
I donít really feel like itís my place to tell...

I donít really feel like itís my place to tell dcps what they can or canít do with their personal lives. All I can do is screen the kids when they get here and ask that the parents not be the ones...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,103
Posted By Sunshine69
Thank you all for the kind wishes. The day...

Thank you all for the kind wishes.

The day after I gave my notice, the daycare kids were being very sweet and I started to feel sad, but that was short-lived. I will get to see the school-aged...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Sunshine69
I would take the child for a half day as long as...

I would take the child for a half day as long as the child is still able to nap at nap time.

I would not hold lunch if lunch is served and cleaned up earlier than the child arrives. I make an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,039
Posted By Sunshine69
We have enough loss of privacy already with...

We have enough loss of privacy already with licensors poking into our homes telling us what we have to and canít do when kids are and are not present.

While I can understand a parent wants to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By Sunshine69
Starting new kids has always been an adjustment. ...

Starting new kids has always been an adjustment. Each one comes with their own unique quirks.

Do you have a trial clause in your contract? I have a 2-week trial period in mine. You can have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,039
Posted By Sunshine69
I should say this surprises me, but it doesnít. ...

I should say this surprises me, but it doesnít.

Dcm needs to be told, in no uncertain terms, drop-offs and pick-ups are to be done at your daycare entrance only. Your personal living quarters are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 261,110
Posted By Sunshine69
I was having a sneezing fit. Seasonal allergies....

I was having a sneezing fit. Seasonal allergies. Every time I sneezed, dcb said ďBless youĒ. After about the twelfth sneeze dcb says ďAre you okay?Ē I said ďYes, thank you for asking.Ē Dcb says...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2021, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By Sunshine69
Hoping you stay safe :hug:

Hoping you stay safe :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By Sunshine69
My daycare is mostly boys, so I totally relate...

My daycare is mostly boys, so I totally relate and sympathize.

For the little ones training, I request the parents send the kids in elastic waist pants so they’re easy for the child to take off....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,103
Posted By Sunshine69
Closing Daycare, Angry Parents

Today I was unexpectedly offered a job. I saw the job posted on the school website last week and sent in an application. I mentioned it to a friend and the friend told me they knew the head of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Sunshine69
I hear you, OP. People want their kids potty...

I hear you, OP. People want their kids potty trained but they don’t even seem ready. They can’t pull their pants up or down and they don’t communicate when they need to go. The few times they do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Sunshine69
Wow! I hope they give you a generous ratio, OP.

Wow! I hope they give you a generous ratio, OP.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By Sunshine69
Yup. If theyíre full-time kids paying for their...

Yup. If theyíre full-time kids paying for their spot, absolutely.

If itís just one drop-in kid, No.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By Sunshine69
Think of it this way, with all the questions and...

Think of it this way, with all the questions and special requests, they are, in essence, telling you ďnoĒ that the service that you offer is not adequate for them so they are putting the burden on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,506
Posted By Sunshine69
You should take this up with your state’s daycare...

You should take this up with your state’s daycare licensing dept. Most states require providers allow a minimum amount of time outdoors every day as long as it is not above or below certain...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6,234
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 719,847
Posted By Sunshine69
My first family of three arrived just after 7am...

My first family of three arrived just after 7am this morning with 5y/o dcg wailing because it was cold outside and she wanted to stay home. Dcm waived and left while dcg plunked herself down in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By Sunshine69
It depends on the parents record of how much they...

It depends on the parents record of how much they take advantage.

When I first started I had a parent that worked different hours every day. She sent me her schedule as soon as she got it so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Sunshine69
That's more than enough notice. They don't...

That's more than enough notice.

They don't need to know why you're taking time off either.

I don't know why we always feel guilty for inconveniencing parents. I rarely hear confessions of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 740
Posted By Sunshine69
I completely agree. Last summer I had a...

I completely agree.

Last summer I had a bunch of school age kids. The boys & girls were playing restaurant. The boys got rambunctious, as usual, and the girls got tired of playing with them. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6,234
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 719,847
Posted By Sunshine69
Ugh! I donít know why they need to learn...

Ugh!

I donít know why they need to learn most everything the hard way. If itís not the daycare kids, itís our own kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 740
Posted By Sunshine69
Licensing hasnít required this area of training...

Licensing hasnít required this area of training in my state yet but itís probably not long before they will.

Iím not looking forward to it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6,234
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 719,847
Posted By Sunshine69
Agreed. IDK why it seems so much more difficult...

Agreed. IDK why it seems so much more difficult right now. Maybe itís the Covid factor and everything having been closed in my area so thereís not much to do away from the home.

I was in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By Sunshine69
Absolutely! They must put away what theyíre...

Absolutely! They must put away what theyíre playing with before they move to another activity. Not only does in instill a good habit in them, licensing requires I keep a clear path to emergency...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 589
Posted By Sunshine69
A lot of providers in my area donít take SA. ...

A lot of providers in my area donít take SA. Theyíre just not a good mix with the younger kids, they play too rough and they donít respect nap time for the younger kids.

I find that the parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6,234
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 719,847
Posted By Sunshine69
Count your lucky stars and wish them luck as...

Count your lucky stars and wish them luck as well.

I had someone call a couple weeks ago on a Monday afternoon looking for care that Tuesday through Friday but only through that Friday and no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6,234
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 719,847
Posted By Sunshine69
Love ❤️ this ^^^ Very valuable advice! ...

Love ❤️ this ^^^

Very valuable advice!

I remind myself often, Iím doing this job to support my family, not ignore them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6,234
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 719,847
Posted By Sunshine69
Wow! I hope you gave her termination notice. ...

Wow! I hope you gave her termination notice.

My handbook is my policy. My contract stipulates that failure to follow my policy can result in immediate termination. This is one of those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By Sunshine69
I set forth my holidays and certain number of...

I set forth my holidays and certain number of sick and personal days and vacation in my contract and state that regular payment is due for all those closures, including snow days. The weather is not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,532
Posted By Sunshine69
This! ^ Exactly! I like the idea of a...

This! ^ Exactly!

I like the idea of a canned text message that your daycare is closed and you will address the text during your business hours.

There are definitely good reasons parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6,234
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 719,847
Posted By Sunshine69
OMG! Will we ever get back to normal???!!! ...

OMG! Will we ever get back to normal???!!!

The DCKs are an absolute nightmare today!

Local school has been remote since a week before Xmas. I have 4 SA plus 2 of my own teens at home doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2021, 05:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By Sunshine69
A relative of mine got $1/hour increase at the...

A relative of mine got $1/hour increase at the start of the pandemic for hazardous duty pay because he was an essential worker.

Much to his surprise, his first paycheck with the increase was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By Sunshine69
Itís not as simple as it sounds. IMHO, it...

Itís not as simple as it sounds.

IMHO, it will cause more harm than good.

In my state, minimum wage just increased to a little over $12/hr. A $3/hr. raise is a lot for an employer to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,382
Posted By Sunshine69
It is a complete joke around here to get a...

It is a complete joke around here to get a vaccine. Unless I have all day to wait for the website to work, I cannot find an available appointment. The closest appointment available to me when the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2021, 02:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By Sunshine69
I used to follow what the public school did but,...

I used to follow what the public school did but, with them constantly switching to full remote learning, it doesnít work.

Licensing requires us to keep our entrances and exits accessible and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By Sunshine69
I havenít seen that on the forms yet. Iíd better...

I havenít seen that on the forms yet. Iíd better check the website and print myself some new forms.

That would be wonderful if we could get something more to help out with food expenses.

It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By Sunshine69
I agree with the term advice. Thatís three...

I agree with the term advice.

Thatís three big strikes the first day. Slapping babies, breaking toys and a parent that blows it all off. Nope, not a good fit at all.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-04-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By Sunshine69
I would also wait for the results of the...

I would also wait for the results of the investigation before I made any decisions.

I was investigated for leaving the kids alone inside while I was outside. When the investigators showed, they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By Sunshine69
Payment for School-Aged Care

I have a recurring dilemma with the same family that doesn't seen to grasp my payment policy for school-aged children. I thought it was explained thoroughly in my contract, but they question it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,335
Posted By Sunshine69
I donít require a fee for late drop-off but I do...

I donít require a fee for late drop-off but I do for late pick-up.

I understand that they sometimes have appointments and I work with them as long as they donít abuse my flexibility. Most of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,042
Posted By Sunshine69
I received a doctorís note for a daycare kid that...

I received a doctorís note for a daycare kid that his runny nose and cough were due to allergies. A day later, dcks siblings had ďallergiesĒ, the next day another daycare kid caught ďallergiesĒ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6,234
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 719,847
Posted By Sunshine69
I hear you! Itís extremely disrespectful the way...

I hear you! Itís extremely disrespectful the way clients have no regard for our time. Iíve had clients show up late because they realized on their way that they forgot their phone at work so they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6,234
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 719,847
Posted By Sunshine69
ROFL! Well, thatís enough fiction for me today. ...

ROFL! Well, thatís enough fiction for me today.

Ironically, the same parents that feel comforted by this information are the same ones that will balk at our sick exclusion policies.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By Sunshine69
Iím no more nervous about it than any other day...

Iím no more nervous about it than any other day of the year.

All my DCPs except one have school aged-kids that have missed so much school due to school sick-policy and quarantine, they are in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6,234
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 719,847
Posted By Sunshine69
Every November, week before Thanksgiving: ...

Every November, week before Thanksgiving:

Client: What days are you open next week?

Me: Monday and Tuesday

Client: How much do I owe you for next week?

Me: Same weekly payment as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Sunshine69
Does Anyone Feed Their Kids Veggies Anymore?

Iíve had a dcb about a month now. When parents came for interview, I gave them the usual paperwork which includes questions about the childís diet. Mom insisted there was noting the child didnít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By Sunshine69
I use sippyís until theyíre mature enough to pay...

I use sippyís until theyíre mature enough to pay attention and not spill, usually pre-k.

I have a child who is anaphylactic to cowís milk. Even skin contact will cause hives. If someone touches...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6,234
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 719,847
Posted By Sunshine69
ďThank you for letting me know about you...

ďThank you for letting me know about you difficulties in getting here in time for me to make my appointment. Next time I will close for the day, so it wonít be a problem for either of us.Ē
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By Sunshine69
I agree. The one subsidized family I have...

I agree.

The one subsidized family I have now was actually my second family to enroll when I first opened. I kept them because I like the family. Mom also had prior childcare experience...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By Sunshine69
I did all new contracts that include payment for...

I did all new contracts that include payment for Covid closure and pay for my sick time if needed.

I have not closed a single day yet and though my DCPs were not working for several months, they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By Sunshine69
Parents drop off at the door. They donít need to...

Parents drop off at the door. They donít need to come in and use hand sanitizer.

For clean-up, I use white bar towels with bleach spray solution and just toss the towels in with my whites that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,395
Posted By Sunshine69
I wouldnít enroll him either.

I wouldnít enroll him either.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By Sunshine69
I have very little patience for subsidized...

I have very little patience for subsidized parents paying their portion late.

Providing subsidized care requires so much more of my time than my direct pay clients. Thereís hours of extra...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By Sunshine69
Iíd give them a copy of the contract they signed...

Iíd give them a copy of the contract they signed with the areas they question highlighted together with a bill for amount due and a notice that they need to make payment when they drop off the child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By Sunshine69
Thereís not many people coming in now due to...

Thereís not many people coming in now due to Covid.

In the past most of my kids get quiet and clingy when someone enters.

Weather permitting, I find it easier to be outside at the end of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By Sunshine69
A parent mistook a pair of handmade baby booties...

A parent mistook a pair of handmade baby booties as her own? I call BS.

Time to send the kiddos out the door when the parents show. No need for them to come in and mistake more of your stuff...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6,234
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 719,847
Posted By Sunshine69
Leggings are not very warm but I do prefer them...

Leggings are not very warm but I do prefer them for the girls for potty training.

Iíll never understand why parents put their kids in pants with buttons, snaps and zippers that their kids donít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 764
Posted By Sunshine69
It depends on your food program rules. ...

It depends on your food program rules.

Where I am, you only have to offer it or have enough of it on hand if they do want to eat it. For example, the two Cheerios are fine to give him as long...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By Sunshine69
This is a lesson learned on my part. I...

This is a lesson learned on my part.

I regret giving them any discount at all. They havenít paid for their SA child to attend for a year and a half now. Itís a $60/week loss in income to me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By Sunshine69
Charging for SA Remote Learning Days

The school district Iím in does in-person learning for grades pre-k through 5 four days a week and grades 6 and up two days each week.

Last year I had two SA kids before & after school. This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2
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Views: 502
Posted By Sunshine69
Are you absolutely sure the license is suspended?...

Are you absolutely sure the license is suspended? Or is just something someone told you? Licenses get suspended and reinstated all the time, especially for parents that are habitually behind on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 261,110
Posted By Sunshine69
I returned a call to a guy looking for after...

I returned a call to a guy looking for after school care for his son.

He asked my address and when I told him he said he came by yesterday but no one was around.

Thankfully my daycare entrance...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By Sunshine69
No, I would not guarantee the spot in the fall. ...

No, I would not guarantee the spot in the fall.

Infant spots are too easy to fill, thereís no way Iíd be willing to lose that kind of money.

For people who want a full-time spot but donít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By Sunshine69
Is this the parentís first child? Iím wondering...

Is this the parentís first child? Iím wondering if theyíve had any experience with daycare before. It may just be a learning curve.

Eight months after I first opened, I had to take a day off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By Sunshine69
I am not allowed, per state licensing...

I am not allowed, per state licensing requirements, to give over-the-counter or prescription medication without specific required training. That training is separate from my licensing requirements...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By Sunshine69
Policy on Return After Quarantine

Do any of you have a specific policy for requirements of a childís return to daycare after the 14-day quarantine after exposure?

I have several kids currently quarantined due to being exposed to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 261,110
Posted By Sunshine69
There wouldíve been serious consequences for me,...

There wouldíve been serious consequences for me, too.

I already warned my own kids that if they invent sicknesses just to get sent home and I have to call parents to get their kids from daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,921
Posted By Sunshine69
I do have school-aged kids doing virtual learning...

I do have school-aged kids doing virtual learning from daycare at least part of the week. They do go to school 2-4 days per week depending on their grade, when they arenít doing all virtual because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 261,110
Posted By Sunshine69
So the school-aged kids have figured out how to...

So the school-aged kids have figured out how to get out of going to school. They go to the nurse and tell them they have a sore throat, stomach ache, whatever works, and get sent home not allowed to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 960
Posted By Sunshine69
I send my daycare kids to time out for acting...

I send my daycare kids to time out for acting like those two fools.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By Sunshine69
The changes in my state, due to Covid, make no...

The changes in my state, due to Covid, make no sense to me, especially as it relates to childcare.

I and anyone living in my home have to wear a mask all day long but the daycare children donít,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By Sunshine69
Not if you donít want to start a trend of writing...

Not if you donít want to start a trend of writing excuses for her not to work.

That is not a part of the service I offer as a daycare provider. My children are the only people I write excuses...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 970
Posted By Sunshine69
Same here. I tell the parents itís common,...

Same here. I tell the parents itís common, especially if dcc has spent time in time out recently due to misbehavior. The conversation usually ends right there.

I had one parent ask if my cat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,434
Posted By Sunshine69
My regs specifically say that video monitoring is...

My regs specifically say that video monitoring is not an acceptable form of supervision.

We can only use monitors for supervision while kids are asleep and still must physically check on them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,434
Posted By Sunshine69
Enough with the ridiculous regulations already! ...

Enough with the ridiculous regulations already!

I wish the folks who come up with these ideas would spend just one whole day providing childcare while implementing the regulations they come up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6,234
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 719,847
Posted By Sunshine69
Heíd definitely be getting his barf bag back...

Heíd definitely be getting his barf bag back probably with a termination notice for violating policy.

I feel bad for kids when their parents set such an immature, irresponsible example.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6,234
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 719,847
Posted By Sunshine69
I was super annoyed today listening to daycare...

I was super annoyed today listening to daycare parents complain about the time they are going to have to miss from work if their child gets sent home from school with a cough/runny nose or fever. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,421
Posted By Sunshine69
Iím glad you got an answer OP. Itís too bad your...

Iím glad you got an answer OP. Itís too bad your client didnít follow your guidelines and tell you the truth to begin with.

I swear sometimes parents think we make rules just to give them a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2020, 05:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By Sunshine69
I correct them if I think theyíre mature enough...

I correct them if I think theyíre mature enough to understand. Soon theyíre going to be graded on their English in school. Sometimes the older kids will correct them too. 🙂
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By Sunshine69
I think the objective for school was to spread...

I think the objective for school was to spread out the attendance volume so they can keep appropriate distance between the students. High-schoolers? Maybe. Good luck getting the younger ones to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By Sunshine69
My local school district is having a mix. ...

My local school district is having a mix. Younger kids go to school Monday-Thursday and grade 6 & up 2 days a week. All other week days are remote learning.

My own teens should be able to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,266
Posted By Sunshine69
It does seem the younger generation is overly...

It does seem the younger generation is overly catered to. I guess I pretty much weed out the particular parents up front. I just email them a copy of my policy. If they think they can live with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6,234
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 719,847
Posted By Sunshine69
It makes me wonder what some parents would think...

It makes me wonder what some parents would think if they witnessed another child cop a squat right next to their child while they played in daycare. As a parent, Iíd be appalled and would question...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By Sunshine69
It all depends on the situation. Is there an...

It all depends on the situation. Is there an allotment for personal time in your contract? Are the parents understanding and cooperative? Do you already have a sub or do you have to hire/train a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,266
Posted By Sunshine69
I donít get many special diet requests unless...

I donít get many special diet requests unless itís specific to an allergy.

Most of my inquiries are for part-time care. Itís practically impossible to find two families with differing enough...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6,234
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 719,847
Posted By Sunshine69
Parents that call Friday afternoon and want...

Parents that call Friday afternoon and want childcare for three kids by Monday morning.

Uh, NO!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,826
Posted By Sunshine69
Yup. Makes no sense at all. Daycare kids...

Yup. Makes no sense at all.

Daycare kids and parents donít have to, just the providers and people that live in the homes of the in-home providers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6,234
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 719,847
Posted By Sunshine69
OMG! I hear you! I bite my tongue when dcp...

OMG! I hear you! I bite my tongue when dcp brags how smart dcb is compared to other kids his age. It makes it hard for me to give good reports about him because I know it will go strait to dcpís...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,990
Posted By Sunshine69
Yes I did. My local child care referral agency is...

Yes I did. My local child care referral agency is in charge of administering the grant for the daycares in my area. They went over the list of supplies that are available with the grant with me a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,990
Posted By Sunshine69
Ugh! I hear you. It makes absolutely no sense...

Ugh! I hear you. It makes absolutely no sense at all. Childcare providers need to wear a mask all day but the kids can share their germs all over my home and family. I feel so appreciated as an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,458
Posted By Sunshine69
Iíd fill the spot with the first acceptable,...

Iíd fill the spot with the first acceptable, paying client.

I have sympathy for the situation but also my own family to support.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,683
Posted By Sunshine69
On the positive side, I will be changing my...

On the positive side, I will be changing my contracts, when they come due for renewal, to include paid sick, personal and vacation time.

I used to feel guilty about charging for those days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,683
Posted By Sunshine69
I hate the mask! Iím finding that the babies...

I hate the mask! Iím finding that the babies grab at it just like they do hair and jewelry. I feel itís counterproductive to have them touching it. Completely defeats the purpose of wearing it. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,885
Posted By Sunshine69
Iím still open. Attendance is down but clients...

Iím still open. Attendance is down but clients are still paying as they are getting paid to stay home.

Iím not taking drop-ins for now. The one I had was a pain and it was a project to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By Sunshine69
I found some in the paint aisle (hardware...

I found some in the paint aisle (hardware section) in Walmart.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6,234
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 719,847
Posted By Sunshine69
Iíve heard governors say that the same is...

Iíve heard governors say that the same is happening with ventilators they are trying to purchase for the hospitals. There is a bidding war going on between states and states that think they placed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6,234
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 719,847
Posted By Sunshine69
Ugh! How infuriating! This makes me so...

Ugh! How infuriating!

This makes me so angry. They want us to help by caring for the kids of essential workers but we canít even get the supplies we used to get to do our jobs before this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,140
Posted By Sunshine69
Iíd prefer a room full of infants over...

Iíd prefer a room full of infants over school-agers any day.

Theyíre bored and bicker over everything.

I usually end up putting them in time out for tattling.

Some providers charge less...
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