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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,891
Posted By KnoxMom
I only have 6 children and I use the paid...

I only have 6 children and I use the paid version. I love it! Helps with menus, accepting online payments (for only $1 fee) and definitely helps at tax time. It is totally worth it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,840
Posted By KnoxMom
Thanks so much for the feedback! Update on what's...

Thanks so much for the feedback! Update on what's going on: I had to pay $450 to make an application to the city to allow my business to continue to operate until a decision is made in January. In...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,840
Posted By KnoxMom
Thanks so much! I understand there are two women...

Thanks so much! I understand there are two women in my neighborhood who have done this before and successfully pushed people out of the neighborhood by making a big stink. I'm assuming I'm up against...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,277
Posted By KnoxMom
They won't be happy anywhere.

They won't be happy anywhere.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,840
Posted By KnoxMom
This is exactly what I'm going through; I have a...

This is exactly what I'm going through; I have a city court hearing and I'm mostly concerned with the public comments/people who might be against it. I don't understand the reasons why anyone would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,397
Posted By KnoxMom
I charge a weekly rate that is due the Friday...

I charge a weekly rate that is due the Friday BEFORE care. I have one parent that pays two weeks at a time to match her payroll, but it is still paid in advance. I would NEVER even CONSIDER being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,840
Posted By KnoxMom
I Need Help!! ASAP!!!

So, I've been operating my legally unlicensed in-home daycare with no hiccups. I participate in the food program through a sponsor; I only keep four children in addition to my own two. I was recently...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,022
Posted By KnoxMom
TGINT - Thank God it is NAP TIME

Thank God it is NAP TIME!

Summary of my morning:

1. Parent drops off 30 minutes early.
2. 2 Y.O. removes pull up and poops on the floor (WHILE WE ARE LINING UP FOR POTTY TIME)
3. 2 books...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-20-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,124
Posted By KnoxMom
I do it the same way as you; I also use a clock...

I do it the same way as you; I also use a clock in/out program for myself so that I have records JIC! It is also helpful for the time/space % as well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,426
Posted By KnoxMom
I can only agree with this if she is talking...

I can only agree with this if she is talking about a large facility in which the director/staff gives the tour. I remember popping in a few places for a tour when I had my first child and being very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,195
Posted By KnoxMom
Awesome! I'll have to look into that :) For now...

Awesome! I'll have to look into that :) For now I've just been relying on my food processor daily until my new deep freezer comes in from Home Depot. Can't wait!! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,195
Posted By KnoxMom
Is the redcard a loyalty card or a credit card? I...

Is the redcard a loyalty card or a credit card? I rarely shop at Target...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,195
Posted By KnoxMom
Where to Buy Baby Food

So I'm at that stage where the group is shifting to younger end of the spectrum. I have a food processor, so I should be able to make a decent amount of purees and freeze them but until I get that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,452
Posted By KnoxMom
The liability is too high. She honestly would be...

The liability is too high. She honestly would be better suited for a nanny providing care in her own home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By KnoxMom
Thanks for the insight. I'm planning to do what...

Thanks for the insight. I'm planning to do what Marina said and just contact the centers that did it to find out how it worked out and if they would do it again.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By KnoxMom
Exactly what I was thinking! I think I'm just...

Exactly what I was thinking! I think I'm just going to go ahead and prioritize the last spot as FT, then PT, and reserve drop-in care only for the times it can't be filled. I think it will be better...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By KnoxMom
See, this is how I think my own children would...

See, this is how I think my own children would behave in a new setting: a bit shy at first but excited to meet new friends. Maybe it depends on age?
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 06-21-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 701
Posted By KnoxMom
Congrats and welcome to the forum! happyface

Congrats and welcome to the forum! happyface
Forum: Curriculum 06-21-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,108
Posted By KnoxMom
I just signed up! Awesome site-thanks for sharing...

I just signed up! Awesome site-thanks for sharing :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By KnoxMom
Thank you, this is what I was looking for because...

Thank you, this is what I was looking for because I have no experience with them. I never even considered parents would possibly try to take advantage by bringing sick children. How disgusting! :mad:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By KnoxMom
Cradle2crayons: Re: the complaints question,...

Cradle2crayons:

Re: the complaints question, I guess both. I'm mostly wondering what are the cons of offering either PT (2-3 days) or Drop-in (daily/hourly rate). Issues such as schedule, lunch,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By KnoxMom
Drop-in Care vs PT and Discount Programs

I've seen a few threads on the topic, but none really answered my specific question. Here is a little about my setup: I am legally unlicensed (only bc of my HOA/being historic/parade of homes making...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,738
Posted By KnoxMom
I've replied in blue:

I've replied in blue:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,738
Posted By KnoxMom
Google Adwords and Consignment Events

So, I just received my first inquiry for a tour from my new google adwords campaign! happyface I signed up via some $50 offer through Vistaprint (I use for my postcards) and I added $50 of my own. I...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 06-18-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,841
Posted By KnoxMom
Really? In my area, you have to qualify for free...

Really? In my area, you have to qualify for free or reduced lunch to even be eligible for free preschool and even then the spaces are limited. What ages are covered by Invest and don't they have an...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 06-18-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,841
Posted By KnoxMom
Double posting.

Double posting.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 06-18-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,841
Posted By KnoxMom
Remember, they are only able to count licensed...

Remember, they are only able to count licensed family day care homes. I'm pretty sure that 8% "other non-relative" consists of the unlicensed homes and SAHMs. So essentially we're looking at about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 998
Posted By KnoxMom
Garden Disaster!!

So... I'm adding a vegetable garden center to the outdoor classroom. As of right now I simply have one 2' x 6' raised garden bed (with 3 dividers). One section has tomatoes (fried green tomatoes,...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 06-18-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,841
Posted By KnoxMom
For the 1st time EVER, I have to say I completely...

For the 1st time EVER, I have to say I completely disagree with Blackcat! :ouch:. Because of the economy, many mothers are being forced to work which requires them to find child care. In my area the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,581
Posted By KnoxMom
I'd consider using the first refusal policy. That...

I'd consider using the first refusal policy. That way, if someone else comes along ready to fill those spots she will have the option of paying at that time or she can forfeit her spot. It would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,133
Posted By KnoxMom
Oh, I see! This has been so informational for me...

Oh, I see! This has been so informational for me and thank you for sharing. This is why I LOVE THIS FORUM! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,133
Posted By KnoxMom
Thank you so much! :D

Thank you so much! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,133
Posted By KnoxMom
Thank you SO much for the feedback Daycare Diva!...

Thank you SO much for the feedback Daycare Diva! I've looked at several of the PECS systems on amazon.com that come with the stand so he can also pull one if he needs to communicate something. What...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,133
Posted By KnoxMom
That is exactly what I am planning on. I know...

That is exactly what I am planning on. I know each child is different and I expect that upon meeting this family we will both know pretty soon whether or not it will be a good fit. As far as getting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,133
Posted By KnoxMom
ASD Interview

So, I have an interview scheduled for a 5 year old boy who recently received an ASD diagnosis. Unsure of where he falls on the spectrum, but parents have described him as non-violent, non-verbal, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,364
Posted By KnoxMom
I worked at a bank for 5 years and it doesn't...

I worked at a bank for 5 years and it doesn't matter when you physically deposited the item; it matters WHEN IT WAS PROCESSED. Sunday is not a business day and Monday was a Holiday; the check could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By KnoxMom
It isn't really necessary, but I use one: "Where...

It isn't really necessary, but I use one: "Where Children Discover the Desire to Learn"

I'm sure you can find something fairly clever to refer to the tree

Ash Tree Daycare

...Where Children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,917
Posted By KnoxMom
I love the website. Great pictures and your...

I love the website. Great pictures and your outdoor space is awesome!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,640
Posted By KnoxMom
My logo is what draws attention. I personally...

My logo is what draws attention. I personally love a crisp, white T. My logo looks BEST on white or light gray. Some of the louder colors can be an eyesore or distraction (except for when you need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,640
Posted By KnoxMom
I'm going to go with Vista Print as well. The...

I'm going to go with Vista Print as well. The iron-ons are inexpensive and look nice but they can sometimes crack and fade if you forget and throw them in the regular wash/dryer. They are also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,918
Posted By KnoxMom
I always try to engage the children and guide...

I always try to engage the children and guide them during the first few minutes of free choice. For example, if everyone is running around like crazy and completely ignoring the house center, I'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,104
Posted By KnoxMom
I answered "late", but really I mean "late" on...

I answered "late", but really I mean "late" on handling ALL OF THE ABOVE!! :lol:

Ha ha j/k! I lovethis my families now that I have strict policies in place.

Nice poll idea, can't wait to see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,068
Posted By KnoxMom
I haven't figured out a way to CHANGE the time,...

I haven't figured out a way to CHANGE the time, however I would recommend clocking the child in or out once you remember and then put a note in the system. To do this, go to 'My Account...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,068
Posted By KnoxMom
I just signed up for this and I must say I'm SO...

I just signed up for this and I must say I'm SO glad this thread was revived! I've been looking for something JUST like this! It's a breeze to use as well. I use MMK for EVERYTHING, but I like that...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-17-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,798
Posted By KnoxMom
Minute Menu Meal Schedule??

Okay, so my meal schedule isn't always matching up with the time that we actually eat snack some days. Lunch is almost ALWAYS on schedule at 11:30 AM but breakfast depends on which parents are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,137
Posted By KnoxMom
I know I am super late, but just in case anyone...

I know I am super late, but just in case anyone else has this issue in the future: it happened to me for the first time today. I've found that if I hit the ESC button 3 times in a row AND DON'T CLICK...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-16-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,822
Posted By KnoxMom
The easiest way to give you sound advice is to...

The easiest way to give you sound advice is to know exactly what the contract states about termination of care, refunds, and disciplinary issues in its original verbiage. Please add this to the forum...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,987
Posted By KnoxMom
I understand from your perspective, you don't...

I understand from your perspective, you don't want to be passed on due to pricing. From the family's perspective, they don't want to waste their time if they can't afford you. All parents know going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By KnoxMom
Very cute Patches! lovethis the...

Very cute Patches! lovethis the "window"!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,519
Posted By KnoxMom
She said it was in the kitchen. I'd assume this...

She said it was in the kitchen. I'd assume this area is off limits to the kiddos just as mine is :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,519
Posted By KnoxMom
I guess I'm one of the oddballs. I use...

I guess I'm one of the oddballs. I use bio-degradable wipes: eco-friendly and sanitary. It actually costs me MORE to run those extra laundy loads then it does for me to buy wipes in bulk. Also,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,186
Posted By KnoxMom
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By KnoxMom
I use the Dry Erase Crayons as well due to the...

I use the Dry Erase Crayons as well due to the younger age group I work with. The only advice I would give has already been stated. Now as far as REVIVING the markers that already drying out you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,547
Posted By KnoxMom
Unless there is a huge ant hill on the exterior...

Unless there is a huge ant hill on the exterior of your home, I wouldn't worry about calling pest control just yet. Spray your carpet with the foaming cleaner, let it settle and then vacuum it up....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,601
Posted By KnoxMom
This is pretty close to what I do. Infant toys...

This is pretty close to what I do. Infant toys are always kept separate though and wiped/washed daily; I can usually get all of them in the dishwasher which saves a lot of time. I use the dreft...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,720
Posted By KnoxMom
That makes sense. I sometimes take for granted...

That makes sense. I sometimes take for granted that because a DCP is interested in me & my Reggio-inspired program, he/she must already know what the atelier is! I suppose unless you speak french or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,720
Posted By KnoxMom
I'm responding in bold!

I'm responding in bold!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,186
Posted By KnoxMom
:lol: I love it!

:lol: I love it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,186
Posted By KnoxMom
Don't judge me but I was excited when the DCK...

Don't judge me but I was excited when the DCK napped a bit longer than usual so I could catch up on the last Scandal episode!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,720
Posted By KnoxMom
Thank you all! I've already had two inquiries...

Thank you all! I've already had two inquiries today!

One from a fake person from another country of course "Greetings i require a reliable baby service for my 3 lovely daughter who i am so blessed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,436
Posted By KnoxMom
I actually get ALL of my marketing materials from...

I actually get ALL of my marketing materials from Vistapring; business card, refer-a-friend cards, postcards, signs, etc. The shipping is costly sometimes, but the overall price and convenience tops...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,720
Posted By KnoxMom
Gosh, you always know just what to say/do. I...

Gosh, you always know just what to say/do. I don't know why I hadn't considered something in the middle. I'm definitely going to take your advice! Thanks :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,720
Posted By KnoxMom
Thank you for your feedback! I guess I'm always a...

Thank you for your feedback! I guess I'm always a little apprehensive because I'm on the young side (under 30) and look even younger (constantly asked my age). Until parents actually meet me and hear...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,571
Posted By KnoxMom
Undies/underwear across the board. Sometimes big...

Undies/underwear across the board. Sometimes big girl/boy preceeds if they are freshly potty trained.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By KnoxMom
Have you considered just getting a baby gate for...

Have you considered just getting a baby gate for him? You can fill it with a few toys and find him a sensory stick to keep in hand to help his oral fixation and limit his access to the soft, plastic...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,720
Posted By KnoxMom
My Craiglist Ad??

I know many of you rely on Craigslist (and I know it works, too!). However, referrals have been my main source; now I need to fill two spots and QUICK!! Can you take a moment to let me know what you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,544
Posted By KnoxMom
My first word of advice to you is DO NOT SPEAK...

My first word of advice to you is DO NOT SPEAK WITH THE LAWYER. He will try to take anything you say out of context. Do not explain anything, don't go over the contract with him, don't speak a single...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By KnoxMom
Congrats! You'll be full before you know it!

Congrats! You'll be full before you know it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By KnoxMom
Your gut told you right: 1/2 day STILL uses a...

Your gut told you right: 1/2 day STILL uses a full day slot. Now if you want to do a small discount that is up to you, maybe let her pay 80% of the usual rate if you just need the income. Also, the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,600
Posted By KnoxMom
likethis It is all about building that bond....

likethis It is all about building that bond. Perhaps ask for some items baby likes from home to help ease the transition. Another important thing is that you're on the same page as the parent. Make...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-11-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,116
Posted By KnoxMom
Good Lord! Can we close this thread already? The...

Good Lord! Can we close this thread already? The OP knows what she needs to do and doesn't want to hear it. She needs an attorney and needs to be prepared with documentation of all communication. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,098
Posted By KnoxMom
I'd consider purchasing bench cushions and simply...

I'd consider purchasing bench cushions and simply turning it into a seating area. I would not encourage climbing. Might also make a nice stage for a puppet theater :-)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,317
Posted By KnoxMom
Ha! Cute :D

Ha! Cute :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By KnoxMom
It would make too much sense to happen any other...

It would make too much sense to happen any other way!! :lol: Congrats!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 35,146
Posted By KnoxMom
This exactly! It's going to drive her crazy that...

This exactly! It's going to drive her crazy that she isn't getting to you. She wants the reaction. Also, because she is pregnant, part of it if probably fueled by the hormones making her go into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,258
Posted By KnoxMom
Enforce a late fee going forward if it isn't...

Enforce a late fee going forward if it isn't already in your contract. Require payments the Friday in advance.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,867
Posted By KnoxMom
This mental image is perfect!!

This mental image is perfect!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,071
Posted By KnoxMom
It's so sad that my brain naturally finds itself...

It's so sad that my brain naturally finds itself back on the forum during "nap time" even when there is nobody here!! :lol:

Thank you all for the birthday wishes!! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,851
Posted By KnoxMom
I can't take it!! :lol: :lol:

I can't take it!! :lol: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,851
Posted By KnoxMom
Exactly what I was thinking as I read through! I...

Exactly what I was thinking as I read through! I think you've dodged a bullet. I hope another family comes along that will work well with your program. Good luck! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,636
Posted By KnoxMom
I have to agree. It is a great method, but some...

I have to agree. It is a great method, but some things have to be looked at on a case-by-case basis. If the behavior continues, I'd have to require that they physically hand me the child and leave;...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,535
Posted By KnoxMom
I plan on doing a standard project yearly....

I plan on doing a standard project yearly. Muffins for Moms on Mother's Day and Donuts for Dad on Father's Day. I am a small in-home provider so I only have to buy or make half a dozen of each. For...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,000
Posted By KnoxMom
This. There is no reason I should have to...

This. There is no reason I should have to administer an antibiotic unless it must be administered with breakfast/lunch. I don't see anything wrong with taking a child with an ear infection. A stomach...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 978
Posted By KnoxMom
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,071
Posted By KnoxMom
My Birthday Surprise!!

I celebrated my __th birthday yesterday!! As a surprise, and quite possibly one of the best gifts I've ever received my parents got together to arrange care with each other so I have today off!!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,983
Posted By KnoxMom
Before I give any advice, is he a timid child? Is...

Before I give any advice, is he a timid child? Is it more nervousness/shyness or do you think it is a developmental issue? Two very different directions you would need to go in depending on your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,410
Posted By KnoxMom
No, I require two bottles to be kept at daycare...

No, I require two bottles to be kept at daycare at all times. It is written in my Parent Handbook along with all materials required to be kept in the cubby (change of clothes, diapers/pull ups,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2013, 12:32 PM
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Views: 1,665
Posted By KnoxMom
Exactly!! :lol:

Exactly!! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,753
Posted By KnoxMom
This sounds like a WONDERFUL idea!! At this time,...

This sounds like a WONDERFUL idea!! At this time, I don't take SA and the school does not provide any type of transportation or after care for Pre-K like it does K-3. (It is only a primary school)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,753
Posted By KnoxMom
Really? Did you charge additional fees for the...

Really? Did you charge additional fees for the service?

The only daycare that picks up from the school doesn't charge extra for pickup, but the weekly rate for the half day (1 PM - 5 PM) is $110....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2013, 09:27 AM
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Views: 3,753
Posted By KnoxMom
To?? Our preschool is half a day, but starts in...

To?? Our preschool is half a day, but starts in the morning so the parents will be responsible for dropping off. I just need to get them from the school at 1 PM to my house so the parents can pick up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,753
Posted By KnoxMom
I have State Farm for my liability coverage now....

I have State Farm for my liability coverage now. I already asked my agent about transporting, but because I won't be using my own vehicle there is no way to cover it. Essentially, I'll need to hire a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,753
Posted By KnoxMom
Gosh it seems like so much! I currently don't...

Gosh it seems like so much! I currently don't take SA. I go from 6 weeks - 5 years old. It is only my 4/5 year olds that will need transportation. I have a very small operation with only 6 children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,753
Posted By KnoxMom
Do you transport in your own car or do you hire a...

Do you transport in your own car or do you hire a service/rent a van/bus etc.??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,753
Posted By KnoxMom
Thank you for sharing. I'm about 10 minutes away...

Thank you for sharing. I'm about 10 minutes away from the school so walking isn't an option. Great idea on the networking with parents... Unfortunately, idk if I'll be doing the pickup myself and DH...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,753
Posted By KnoxMom
Transporting Children

Do any of you transport children from a local elementary school in your area? Pros/Cons and all advice welcome!

My son will be starting preschool in August and they let out at 1 PM. I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,521
Posted By KnoxMom
It sounds like you have tried to be polite as...

It sounds like you have tried to be polite as possible and gave her a fair chance to rectify the situation before she got behind. You're doing the right thing here. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,185
Posted By KnoxMom
I don't charge any enrollment fees. If they were...

I don't charge any enrollment fees. If they were not a referral, I ask for a week deposit and I always get paid in advance.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,339
Posted By KnoxMom
Exactly! I can't imagine the story from their...

Exactly! I can't imagine the story from their perspective...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Posted By KnoxMom
I would have had the parent sign a new contract...

I would have had the parent sign a new contract to reflect the payment agreement of monthly payments unless enrollment/finances were not an issue for me and I had a decent wait list. However, you...
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