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Forum: Curriculum 07-11-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By CityGarden
Reading this I was thinking the same question.....

Reading this I was thinking the same question.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By CityGarden
It was terrible, Assistant ended up sick with the...

It was terrible, Assistant ended up sick with the same symptoms dcb had and was out for a week. :rolleyes:

It has never been the same between the Assistant & I. That was the final straw (she was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By CityGarden
Update: I ended up using BC's wording above but...

Update:
I ended up using BC's wording above but also said I would make a one-time exception given the short notice and offer her a partial refund for next week.... I also said my assistant was not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By CityGarden
Hmm I do not use Brightwheel in that way........

Hmm I do not use Brightwheel in that way..... (only for billing here) but I do have some oops moments with voice to text so I always double check.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By CityGarden
I want to 100% feel that way too but I also do...

I want to 100% feel that way too but I also do know it is very short notice.....even for a SAHM :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By CityGarden
Thanks so much for the quick reply it really...

Thanks so much for the quick reply it really helps to hear insights from others. I will certainly be using some of your wording.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By CityGarden
Just sent you a PM!!!

Just sent you a PM!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By CityGarden
Cliff Notes Version: I have learned from this...

Cliff Notes Version: I have learned from this forum that my assistant should not be their backup care.

Example: Assistant babysat for a dcb's family date nights, etc. several weeks later Assistant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By CityGarden
Would You Refund?

Last year I took 3 weeks paid vacation in Summer since I do not charge more for months with 5 weeks instead of 4 (this is in the contract)..... this year I am only taking 2 weeks. The first week I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By CityGarden
Is she asking you to do infant care? I only...

Is she asking you to do infant care?

I only taker children 2+ and two of my families just had infants neither expect me to take the infants....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By CityGarden
This is my thoughts too! I am a "water only"...

This is my thoughts too! I am a "water only" program and do not serve any milk but have thought about doing a snack rotation among the parents..... my concern is parents forgetting.

I get annoyed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By CityGarden
If you were a home daycare or worked in a home...

If you were a home daycare or worked in a home daycare you would likely not be able to get an exemption with a violent crime so recent. I am not sure if that would be different in a center setting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By CityGarden
Personally I like to do tours right as I open.......

Personally I like to do tours right as I open....

- the space is clean and set up for the day
- they can see the program in a natural drop off state and see other parents
- I can see if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By CityGarden
Congratulations on getting your first dck!!! With...

Congratulations on getting your first dck!!! With three kids even if two are your own it will help to have a solid routine and it will help your own children adapt to the new routine....

Some days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 546
Posted By CityGarden
I do not provide milk because each family would...

I do not provide milk because each family would likely have a different "milk" preference.... whole, 1%, raw, almond, soy, skim, etc. LOL

Also I personally do not agree that milk is a healthy need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By CityGarden
This is how I have addressed it in the past. Once...

This is how I have addressed it in the past. Once you have filled your spots be sure to go back and delete the entire thread that way if your rates change in future they are not listed in the group...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 51,973
Posted By CityGarden
oops just noticed that.

oops just noticed that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 51,973
Posted By CityGarden
I do not take infants.... but in my area...

I do not take infants.... but in my area providers are charging $65-70 per day for infants and they tend to do infants only if they take them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By CityGarden
It is not uncommon in my area for parents to be...

It is not uncommon in my area for parents to be charge the same amount all year regardless of holiday/vacation closures. I charge for them and honestly if I was terminating I would wait to give that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 877
Posted By CityGarden
We serve snack only but I have asked parents to...

We serve snack only but I have asked parents to not send in the traditional rice cakes (too messy) and peanuts (due to allergies)....

Personally I do not like peas but will serve them in veggie...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 539
Posted By CityGarden
This is what I would say as well in your case. ...

This is what I would say as well in your case.

Wanted to add that I personally like the easy of mobile deposits, parents give the check to me and I upload them during snack time the funds are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By CityGarden
Yes this is a hard lesson which I have had to...

Yes this is a hard lesson which I have had to learn. All families will do what is in their own best interest.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By CityGarden
This is a nice approach! I would just need a...

This is a nice approach! I would just need a non-plastic sort of subscription though....

I have been building a Waldorf style play area and leave all items out other than art supplies which...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By CityGarden
You are right Too Many Kitties, great background...

You are right Too Many Kitties, great background info for anyone considering them.

I decided it was not a fit for me but did some research: talking to Brightwheel and some of the providers signed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 447
Posted By CityGarden
Yes this is how I took it... I am in CA with a...

Yes this is how I took it... I am in CA with a small license since I have no interest in SA care I just tell parents I am licensed for six per day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By CityGarden
I have never but I have thought about doing a...

I have never but I have thought about doing a referral discount or something like that....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 509
Posted By CityGarden
My current routine... Friday during nap time:...

My current routine...
Friday during nap time: Menu Plan (for daycare and home)
Monday during nap time: Grocery shop via Instacart
PROS: Super easy and great productive use of nap time. CONS: Often...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By CityGarden
Wonderschool

I came across a Facebook Ad for Wonderschool which seems to just be a network on in-home day care programs.

Do any of you have a program with Wonderschool?

I must be missing something but I do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By CityGarden
I have thought about a fridge just for my dcks...

I have thought about a fridge just for my dcks but the additional hit to my electric bill each month was not worth it. In your case it might be worth it though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By CityGarden
I have a little dcb who is full of wonder and has...

I have a little dcb who is full of wonder and has such a sweet soul. His family is a Waldorf family and he thrives with rhythm and loves nature. He is all boy with tons of energy, can crash into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By CityGarden
I have several openings right now too! The...

I have several openings right now too! The nature of the age group I serve..... I would not give a heads up unless you want them to leave ASAP.

If your goal is to stay in this business then I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By CityGarden
I am late to the party but Happy Provider...

I am late to the party but Happy Provider Appreciation All!!!!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 669
Posted By CityGarden
Great point I am Tier 2 which did impact my...

Great point I am Tier 2 which did impact my decision.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 669
Posted By CityGarden
I see the value to what Tom's blog said about the...

I see the value to what Tom's blog said about the financial value but still decided to opt out of the food program. I provide homemade organic snack but I see value in parents providing lunches from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By CityGarden
Parenting Workshops Mom & Me Classes Date...

Parenting Workshops
Mom & Me Classes
Date Night Care - once a month
Care during school breaks - Thanksgiving, winter, spring & summer
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By CityGarden
I would love the form too BC!!! For me I...

I would love the form too BC!!!

For me I make my sick policy crystal clear before they enroll and I state is as a selling point in that due to my strict policy their child will get sick less and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By CityGarden
I have not read the first post but I am glad it...

I have not read the first post but I am glad it worked itself out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 726
Posted By CityGarden
Okay I feel the same way.... gosh I love this...

Okay I feel the same way.... gosh I love this forum.

Any suggestions on how to say no thanks since I don't want to lie and say I don't have the space. I actually don't have space until June...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 01:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 726
Posted By CityGarden
I would not make additional income for May for...

I would not make additional income for May for June I would make money on him here. Sadly I will be marketing soon for those June/September openings so I don't want to lie and her see ads or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 01:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 726
Posted By CityGarden
I am really strict on biting and am very...

I am really strict on biting and am very concerned with adding it to the group....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 01:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 726
Posted By CityGarden
As of June I will have two spots and I made the...

As of June I will have two spots and I made the mistake of saying that already plus I need to start marketing to fill those two spots so I do not want lie and tell her I'm full when I will soon be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 726
Posted By CityGarden
I have a part-day preschool program so they...

I have a part-day preschool program so they commit for the school year.... committing for the school year is important for me because unlike care for kids 2 and under in my area parents search and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 726
Posted By CityGarden
My comments are above in pink.

My comments are above in pink.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 726
Posted By CityGarden
Thanks for the reply. My responses are in pink...

Thanks for the reply. My responses are in pink above. What do you think I should do from here?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By CityGarden
Wow very exciting!!!! Congratulations.

Wow very exciting!!!! Congratulations.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 726
Posted By CityGarden
Would You Even Consider This Child?

I will have two openings this summer.... I have not actively been marketing those as I do not mind having a light summer enrollment.... that said I will miss the income from those two spots...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By CityGarden
This was my thought too! I do not take SA kids...

This was my thought too! I do not take SA kids so it would be easy for me to tell them that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By CityGarden
For my program our printer has to be COLOR! ...

For my program our printer has to be COLOR!

I replaced a personal use Canon printer for a HP printer with Instant Ink due to cost savings. I have the highest plan and love that I never need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By CityGarden
I aim to be proactive and send invoices in...

I aim to be proactive and send invoices in advance. That said I have one who is leaving mid-June who is M/W/F they always pay the first day their child is here instead of the first of the month....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By CityGarden
He went to 1/2 day! He seemed in a better mood...

He went to 1/2 day! He seemed in a better mood and really engaged the group today without issues at drop off. The whole group did better at nap time too!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 809
Posted By CityGarden
I give raw carrots to my tiny dog because she is...

I give raw carrots to my tiny dog because she is teething and it seems to give her relief.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By CityGarden
Yippie!!!!!!! Gave notice yesterday I will have...

Yippie!!!!!!! Gave notice yesterday I will have all my dcks at the same pick up time. happyfacehappyfacehappyface

In the fall I'm sure I will have some new dcks who will pick up 1/2 day (before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 848
Posted By CityGarden
Just did a quick google search and it says that...

Just did a quick google search and it says that feature is coming soon. See the link: https://www.braintreepayments.com/features/venmo

Does Venmo allow you to send invoices and track your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By CityGarden
I did it! Notified the two families that pick up...

I did it! Notified the two families that pick up later than the rest of my group. I gave them a little less than a week notice but both are SAHMs and I sweetened the offer a little bit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 848
Posted By CityGarden
Does Zelle allow you to send invoices / reminders...

Does Zelle allow you to send invoices / reminders like you describe above? What I like about Zelle is several major banks are with them i.e. Chase, Bank of America, etc. but I have not used them for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By CityGarden
I like what Mother Goose Time looks like...

I like what Mother Goose Time looks like online...

I also like Play to Learn Preschool (one teachers pay teachers) and Pockets of Preschool (also on teachers pay teachers).

None of those match...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By CityGarden
I think you know you have to term them then. If...

I think you know you have to term them then. If you know you are terming them then I would secure the full time spots before you term - just to CYA from the potential FT families changing their mind...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By CityGarden
Meal Prep Kits!!!

I love Instacart and used to use them all the time. The first time I used them my dd was very sick and as a single mom she was too young to leave but truly to sick to come with me.... Instacart to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 622
Posted By CityGarden
I am a new provider only a year in... I have 6...

I am a new provider only a year in... I have 6 dcks.

2 dcks I will not miss at all once they leave. I am counting down the days.

2 dcks I would miss briefly as I adjust and will love seeing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By CityGarden
I make more financially with PT spots because I...

I make more financially with PT spots because I charge more for them but I agree with you that having the same children everyday has huge advantages and there a good reasons for FT having priority...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By CityGarden
Do you think that would be better for him then...

Do you think that would be better for him then having dcm pick up 1/2 day?

I do feel torn.... on one hand switching to 1/2 day means he "wins" his desire and learns he can continue manipulating to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By CityGarden
He was doing so good here and I really wanted him...

He was doing so good here and I really wanted him to leave on a high note but I cannot think of anything other than the sleep that is causing so much anxiety for him.

I do want him to be set up as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By CityGarden
OMG that was my exact reaction the first time he...

OMG that was my exact reaction the first time he mentioned it to me! :eek:

That said I really try to not judge the parents in my program. Each of us has to do what works best for us and there is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By CityGarden
I agree that it may reduce his stress if he knows...

I agree that it may reduce his stress if he knows he will be picked up before nap.... I do worry the larger center could be a huge failure for him now but honestly I think it would be good for him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By CityGarden
Signs of concern.... This week he went pee...

Signs of concern....

This week he went pee on himself twice in the same day - during lunch he refused to eat, when done with lunch all the kids know they go potty wash hands and lay on their nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By CityGarden
DCB Nap And Drop Off Troubles

In need of advice...

Background:
dcb attends M/W/F initially 1/2 day with pick up after lunch but increased to pick up after nap time because dcm could not get him to nap at home and knew he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By CityGarden
Best of luck on your new endeavors!!!!

Best of luck on your new endeavors!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 848
Posted By CityGarden
Most of my parents pay via Brightwheel which I...

Most of my parents pay via Brightwheel which I love!!! (I am just trying to get rid of Brightwheel for other reasons.)

I do accept checks and cash.... the dcm that pays cash hands it to me in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By CityGarden
Schedule Changes

Moving away from contracted hours based on pick up times I am now offering 1/2 day (with pick up after lunch) and full day (pick up at 3:00pm after nap).

This leaves my enrollment at:
4 dcks pick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By CityGarden
Indoor Playground vs. Home Daycare

In my area there are plenty of indoor playgrounds / birthday party places.... what do you think are the pros and cons owning an indoor playground vs. home daycare?

I am not presently considering...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-17-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By CityGarden
Great for you going to school & taking...

Great for you going to school & taking classes.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-17-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By CityGarden
Thanks so much Tom!

Thanks so much Tom!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 520
Posted By CityGarden
Right now they want anything by Sandra Boynton...

Right now they want anything by Sandra Boynton read multiple times a day especially Moo, Baa, La La La and Blue Hat Green Hat
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 595
Posted By CityGarden
Ditto!!!!

Ditto!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By CityGarden
Wow that was my day yesterday morning - we were...

Wow that was my day yesterday morning - we were leaving the park and one dcb was upset he was not the line leader so he starting throwing himself on the floor crying really loud, would not hold the...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-09-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By CityGarden
This is so cute. I have a little foodie in my...

This is so cute. I have a little foodie in my bunch who is very similar. :D
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-09-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By CityGarden
The speaker said while most young children do not...

The speaker said while most young children do not comprehend the day of the week or which day they go to preschool they do remember their "soup day" or "yoga day" etc. and that is provides a security...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-09-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By CityGarden
I do think the food program has rules/guidelines...

I do think the food program has rules/guidelines about repeating meals but I am not on the food program... I will double check licensing.

We have:
9:30 Morning Snack
12:00 - 12:30PM Lunch...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-09-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By CityGarden
Snack Questions?

Recently I attended a Waldorf training and the speaker stated they serve the same snack each day to help children build rhythm in her program.... i.e. the children know each Wednesday is Veggie Soup,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 451
Posted By CityGarden
What a shame. :rolleyes:

What a shame. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By CityGarden
For next year I would suggest you switch your...

For next year I would suggest you switch your program calendar to match the local school district calendar and charge the same amount all school year - no free days to parents for vacations/illness,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 451
Posted By CityGarden
Are you willing to let us know what areas are...

Are you willing to let us know what areas are making you feel frustrated? I think you would get answers that and more direct to helping that way....

You can google daycare handbook and get books...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,697
Posted By CityGarden
I too really struggle with this.... some items...

I too really struggle with this.... some items that help me:


All dcks bring their own lunch so no lunch dishes to clean other than spoons/cups.
AM Snack is homemade and cooked but cleaned up...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-02-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By CityGarden
I would love for camps to be a write off.... ...

I would love for camps to be a write off....

Could it fall under the childcare tax credit or something for your state? I think parents are able to write off some amount of childcare expenses.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 957
Posted By CityGarden
As a parent in a home setting I would want to...

As a parent in a home setting I would want to know who was around my kids..... if I did not know your husband would be around then I would not expect that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 957
Posted By CityGarden
I am single but I personally find it distracting...

I am single but I personally find it distracting and annoying when people want to "visit" or "drop by" during my work as I cannot actually "visit" with them while also focusing my whole attention on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 724
Posted By CityGarden
I am closed Good Friday and all next week for...

I am closed Good Friday and all next week for Spring Break.... my program is not religious but we do follow the local school district calendar.

We are doing some teacher directed crafts this week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By CityGarden
This is exactly what I was going to say. The...

This is exactly what I was going to say. The parents seem to be giving the child what he needs at night and he should still need a rest mid-day.

My dd slept 12 hours at night and then 1-1.5 hours...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-23-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By CityGarden
School Write Off Question

If I enroll in a non-degree earning certificate program (i.e. Montessori, RIE, Waldorf, Lifeways, Reggio, etc.) could it be a tax write off?

Could I write off 100% of the tuition? Also could I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 745
Posted By CityGarden
If I ran a center I would aim to give 50%...

If I ran a center I would aim to give 50% childcare reduction if the business could afford it, but in a small home program I would not want my staff to have their children present so I would offer no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By CityGarden
I have one like this that I have kept since...

I have one like this that I have kept since September.... he will stay thru the end of this school year then thankfully is leaving to a larger center. I am not sad to see him go but I also feel dcb...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By CityGarden
What To Do With *My* SA Child In Summer?

I am torn on what to do with my own dd (11) in the summer... what do you all do with your SA kids in summer? Is it a pain to have them at home? Do they feel resentment at home without peers their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 31,510
Posted By CityGarden
Since this is a very old thread that has been...

Since this is a very old thread that has been revived, I wanted to update that California no longer accepts personal or religious exemptions for not vaccinating - only medical.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 883
Posted By CityGarden
I am supportive of vegans but just saw this...

I am supportive of vegans but just saw this online.... and it made me laugh.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 883
Posted By CityGarden
To me it does not matter how nice they are you...

To me it does not matter how nice they are you are stating (1) you are not willing to make vegan meals and (2) you also will not allow dcm to provide meals. I think dcm is being reasonable by not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By CityGarden
We follow the local school district calendar and...

We follow the local school district calendar and am off the entire week following Easter for Spring Break.

I have a carpet clean scheduled, a major spring cleaning crew coming in and several...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 790
Posted By CityGarden
I spend $100-$150 per month on groceries for the...

I spend $100-$150 per month on groceries for the dcks. All groceries are organic and local when possible and the bulk of the expense is on fresh produce. I provide morning and afternoon snack -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 816
Posted By CityGarden
I personally feel the 4 to 1 ratio my state...

I personally feel the 4 to 1 ratio my state allows with a max of 4 under two is ideal for that age so yes I think what you are presenting in the first post is too many.

Most providers I know who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By CityGarden
Would you all suggest nap mats in the same color...

Would you all suggest nap mats in the same color or different colors if the price is the same?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By CityGarden
These are the other set Iíve been look at... plus...

These are the other set Iíve been look at... plus I could use a $25 off coupon. I have a local store so itís good to know they have help up well.

I may swing by there to see them tomorrow.
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