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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,478
Posted By TheGoodLife
First of all, I would term... too much disrespect...

First of all, I would term... too much disrespect and hassle. But, besides that, if she owes you money, why are you even picking the DCK up? I wouldn't pick any child up at ALL, but especially if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,639
Posted By TheGoodLife
What ended up happening today?

What ended up happening today?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,106
Posted By TheGoodLife
I once held a spot for a baby (I had just opened...

I once held a spot for a baby (I had just opened a few months ago and didn't know better ;) ) I took the older DCB 1-2 days a week for almost 6 months, then a week or two before the baby was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,616
Posted By TheGoodLife
AMEN! I am a liberal, and I cannot STAND the...

AMEN! I am a liberal, and I cannot STAND the level of entitlement that some people have. DON'T HAVE CHILDREN if you are going to have that mindset! Like it's your responsibility to care for her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,690
Posted By TheGoodLife
Um, you're not even supposed to give chocolate to...

Um, you're not even supposed to give chocolate to babies under a year, anyways!
Wow, sorry you are dealing with such bad food issues, so hard to do anything other than try to give advice if the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,391
Posted By TheGoodLife
Yes, I had a few parts highlighted in mine :)

Yes, I had a few parts highlighted in mine :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,391
Posted By TheGoodLife
Just cutting and pasting, so the format is...

Just cutting and pasting, so the format is changed, but here's what I would give to DCPs:


Potty Training

Potty training is an exciting time for everyone! It can also be a difficult and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,231
Posted By TheGoodLife
This always reminds me of when I was the daycare...

This always reminds me of when I was the daycare parent. My husband had Mondays and Tuesdays off his FT job, so my girls were just W-F. Well, then he picked up an overnight PT job and worked until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,525
Posted By TheGoodLife
First, I'd say that you CAN charge more for late...

First, I'd say that you CAN charge more for late pick ups, and SHOULD!
I had a similar situation. Dad worked for military and DCM worked at 7:30 so needed to drop of at 7. I didn't open until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 23,947
Posted By TheGoodLife
I usually would say parents owe (depending on the...

I usually would say parents owe (depending on the contract) but if what the OP says is correct the provider is choosing to not provide care that week even though the family needs care- it's not the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 23,947
Posted By TheGoodLife
If you do give two weeks notice, the first should...

If you do give two weeks notice, the first should be unpaid anyways as she is not watching your kids next week anyway!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,639
Posted By TheGoodLife
Ugg, I had a DCM that always did that! Big pet...

Ugg, I had a DCM that always did that! Big pet peeve for me, I would sleep until 15 mins before my first DCF arrived each day! Especially on days my own DDs woke up early and we'd be snuggling in...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-10-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,549
Posted By TheGoodLife
Absolutely! In fact, nursing is best as you will...

Absolutely! In fact, nursing is best as you will provide your baby with your immunity that you are developing. In fact, I heard a story from one of our nurses when we had our DD last month, that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,185
Posted By TheGoodLife
Yes, Dollar Tree was great for my classroom and...

Yes, Dollar Tree was great for my classroom and my daycare! If you have one in your area, it's perfect- usually a good selection of decor and other teaching items.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,756
Posted By TheGoodLife
I closed right before I had my daughter last...

I closed right before I had my daughter last month- I gave one months notice and ended up closing two weeks before she was born (was supposed to be one week but my induction date got pushed back a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,791
Posted By TheGoodLife
I would follow Up with a text, just to make sure...

I would follow Up with a text, just to make sure she received it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,981
Posted By TheGoodLife
I'm so sorry for your loss. I had a miscarriage...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I had a miscarriage last year and I did decide to tell my families (I just had 2) and took a day off when I started to pass one evening. I only needed to take one day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By TheGoodLife
Thanks for sharing, what a sweet memory!!!

Thanks for sharing, what a sweet memory!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,343
Posted By TheGoodLife
I would insist that late payments start the day...

I would insist that late payments start the day the payment was due- does not matter if the kids were not there or not, their spot was being held. Payment is due the 15th. Monday was the 16th- the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 962
Posted By TheGoodLife
I had a teacher mom tht would ask if they owed...

I had a teacher mom tht would ask if they owed the full amount each time she had days off- I'd say yes, and that would be the end- she wouldn't argue but just HAD to ask I guess ;) I hope your DCM...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,027
Posted By TheGoodLife
I would tell her, sorry, per our original...

I would tell her, sorry, per our original agreement, my summer spaces are filled as of <date> and I do not have room after that.
You are able to make a financial decision, and conscience should...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,781
Posted By TheGoodLife
I like the idea of changing it to keeping DCG out...

I like the idea of changing it to keeping DCG out all day. Or explain that if it did happen that someone would have to pick up if he didn't calm after 20 minutes- you can't disrupt everyone's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,249
Posted By TheGoodLife
Did you charge them for being late?

Did you charge them for being late?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,203
Posted By TheGoodLife
That's great that she started trying to help at...

That's great that she started trying to help at home, I sure hope for everyone involved that DCM is able to remain consistent at home and that DCB's crying improves for you, so they can stay. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,993
Posted By TheGoodLife
Get an Angelcare Movement Monitor- the BEST thing...

Get an Angelcare Movement Monitor- the BEST thing ever! I used it for all my girls- it had a motion sensor pad that will sound a beeping alarm if it doesn't sense movement for so many seconds. Let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 988
Posted By TheGoodLife
Don't allow the "kissing" either, from any of the...

Don't allow the "kissing" either, from any of the children. I taught my kids that kissing is for family, and that it is nice to give high-fives to friends (that might eliminate the hugs that cause...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-03-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,376
Posted By TheGoodLife
Question about final daycare year expenses

How does the "carry over" amount of expenses work when it's your final year of daycare? Do you just lose anything that would have carried over?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-30-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,193
Posted By TheGoodLife
Yes, if you make $600 or more you must claim, for...

Yes, if you make $600 or more you must claim, for sure!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,465
Posted By TheGoodLife
At least it wasn't YOUR property this time... but...

At least it wasn't YOUR property this time... but sad for the DCD who was parking where he was supposed to :( I sure hope you brought or do bring up the fact that she wasn't supposed to be there in...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-28-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,796
Posted By TheGoodLife
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,020
Posted By TheGoodLife
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,960
Posted By TheGoodLife
Here's a copy of mine (I have it in a word...

Here's a copy of mine (I have it in a word document):


Potty Training

Potty training is an exciting time for everyone! It can also be a difficult and sometimes frustrating transition for...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-27-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,796
Posted By TheGoodLife
Thanks Tom, just wondering- will a loss affect my...

Thanks Tom, just wondering- will a loss affect my taxes, if I don't have any business income for it to take from? I thought a loss only went against business income, to reduce what you claim for tax...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-27-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,796
Posted By TheGoodLife
Daycare Closing, Tax Year Question (Tom)

I have a question about my closing. I have my families pay a two week deposit, to be applies to their last 2 weeks. I am closing the daycare, and the last payments my families all made were in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,815
Posted By TheGoodLife
How much professional input goes into doctor...

How much professional input goes into doctor recommendations, from professional day care providers? There's more than just the medical aspect to our policies, there's also what is best for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,009
Posted By TheGoodLife
Did you quote rates at all? If not, I would not...

Did you quote rates at all? If not, I would not mention 4 versus 5 day schedules, just quote your $200 a week rate. If they ask/argue, state that your teacher rates are higher as you offer to hold...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,367
Posted By TheGoodLife
I'd read about that- so sad and scary for the...

I'd read about that- so sad and scary for the family :( I sure hope they are able to find them, safe, soon!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,722
Posted By TheGoodLife
That's what I would do as well, but it sounds...

That's what I would do as well, but it sounds like you want to remain more flexible for the family (which may work for some!) In your case, if that is what you want to do, I'd put an addendum to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,652
Posted By TheGoodLife
My husband's grandpa is 95 year old. He's in...

My husband's grandpa is 95 year old. He's in pretty good health, we actually have him over for a family dinner every week and go to church each Sunday. However, he could get sick and pass without...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,510
Posted By TheGoodLife
Honestly, if they have marked another child I'd...

Honestly, if they have marked another child I'd term today- you could risk losing another family (or more) in the meantime! If it is not a rare occurance, it could out you in danger, liability-wise!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,449
Posted By TheGoodLife
At that age, she would get one thing she can play...

At that age, she would get one thing she can play with, and can't move on until she puts that away.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,823
Posted By TheGoodLife
Congratulations on the pregnancy!!! I would not...

Congratulations on the pregnancy!!! I would not consider taking him on (and DCM may really try to guilt/pressure you into it). If you are pregnant, he would make it even more streesful for you and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,218
Posted By TheGoodLife
:lol: Sorry, BC, love you but I have to agree...

:lol: Sorry, BC, love you but I have to agree with PP on this one. ;)


I would never call cookies "breakfast," they were fed dessert! They may have something in their stomachs, which may be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,697
Posted By TheGoodLife
Don't you love how your mindset changes how you...

Don't you love how your mindset changes how you feel the temperature in the Midwest?! 50 degrees in the winter/fall- it's a heat wave! 50 degrees in the spring/summer- where's the coat and gloves?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,844
Posted By TheGoodLife
I agree with BC- she is talking about the DCM...

I agree with BC- she is talking about the DCM "enacting revenge" then goes on to say she wants to do the same (get revenge) on the mom: "get back" at the mom, and "find a way to screw up her life and...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-20-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,910
Posted By TheGoodLife
likethis I would just let the DCM know that you...

likethis I would just let the DCM know that you provide a personal service for their child, not one that pertains to their business, and that they will be getting a statement or a W-10, whichever...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,865
Posted By TheGoodLife
Did you remind her of what is owed when she...

Did you remind her of what is owed when she terminated? If not, I'd do so right away. Sounds like they won't be planning on paying as is- I'd send a message saying, "we will surely miss DCKs! Just...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-19-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,910
Posted By TheGoodLife
likethis Yes, you are providing a personal...

likethis Yes, you are providing a personal service (personal for them, I mean) and a 1099 is for businesses. You would not use a 1099, you are not an employee or contractor for their business.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,284
Posted By TheGoodLife
I used a flex pay account when I was a teacher,...

I used a flex pay account when I was a teacher, and I paid my daycare, had the provider sign my payment verification form, then I faxed it in for reimbursement. You should not be the one getting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,321
Posted By TheGoodLife
Fever= home. I don't tell parents if/when to go...

Fever= home. I don't tell parents if/when to go to the doctor, but they must follow my illness policy :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,412
Posted By TheGoodLife
Yes, I totally agree- I was asking why you would...

Yes, I totally agree- I was asking why you would give so much time :) if they are saying it's the cats' fault the child is sick, therefore asking for a refund and to get out of the notice, shouldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,412
Posted By TheGoodLife
Just curious on why the 10 days? If it were...

Just curious on why the 10 days? If it were indeed a situation they have already had confirmed (which is what DCM is claiming), shouldn't they already have the testing done and just need to supply...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,259
Posted By TheGoodLife
I would let her know, if I chose to OK that, that...

I would let her know, if I chose to OK that, that the DCK must be ready for lunch and nap- and pick up will be expected if they are unable to participate. You could even say you've done it before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,167
Posted By TheGoodLife
happyface Yay! Sometimes it just takes a little...

happyface Yay! Sometimes it just takes a little "debate" for parents to make sure you are going to stick to your policies. Hopefully that will be the last time, and it will be a great family to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,690
Posted By TheGoodLife
I think she said they were only M-W this week, so...

I think she said they were only M-W this week, so not scheduled today. Curious about any updates as well when they contact you next :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,754
Posted By TheGoodLife
Are you advertising to be very religion based? ...

Are you advertising to be very religion based? What about Faithful or Holy Hearts Childcare and Preschool? You could shorten it to just Faithful or Holy Hearts when talking- but keeping the full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,263
Posted By TheGoodLife
Your deposit should cover their 2 weeks' notice. ...

Your deposit should cover their 2 weeks' notice. Then there's no worry to refund anything- it is applied to their last two weeks whether they are in attendance or not:

"Deposit is two weeks'...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,413
Posted By TheGoodLife
I know it's hard, but can you make it a point to...

I know it's hard, but can you make it a point to not touch that? I have a savings account just for my daycare. That way I can track all payments- then I transfer it to my checking to spend. But I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,690
Posted By TheGoodLife
likethis You said you didn't need them anyway,...

likethis You said you didn't need them anyway, if they are going to pull this their first days I would definitely give an immediate term (I have a 2 week adjustment period so no notice required) and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,263
Posted By TheGoodLife
I would not refund a deposit, especially if they...

I would not refund a deposit, especially if they didn't give contracted notice. I wouldn't even think of letting them return- they obviously don't respect you and may very well do so again. Did...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,542
Posted By TheGoodLife
There are days that I would prefer some junk food...

There are days that I would prefer some junk food over healthy meals (but that could be my gestational diabetes talking... I crave PB&J some days :rolleyes: ) I agree with PPs, I would just serve...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,015
Posted By TheGoodLife
I always have something that I'm heading to if...

I always have something that I'm heading to if someone tells me they will be late. "Sorry, DCM, I have plans and need to leave right at X:00". I don't remind them of the late fee until/unless they...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-13-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,722
Posted By TheGoodLife
I'm sure Tom or someone else will correct me if...

I'm sure Tom or someone else will correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm 99.9% sure that if you have used any space even once for non-daycare use, it cannot be claimed "exclusive"- it has to be 100%...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,893
Posted By TheGoodLife
Yay, that is awesome- congratulations! Hope he...

Yay, that is awesome- congratulations! Hope he is a perfect fit for your daycare! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,346
Posted By TheGoodLife
Parents, Just a reminder that payment is...

Parents,

Just a reminder that payment is due on Monday prior to care for the week. My late fee is $X per day, and will be assessed if tuition is not paid by 5:00 Monday (or whatever time you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,639
Posted By TheGoodLife
Yes, DCD, you can put your son down at drop off! ...

Yes, DCD, you can put your son down at drop off! (Every day he hands him to me to carry to the kitchen for breakfast- he is 22 months old and can most definitely walk! Last Friday when he handed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,258
Posted By TheGoodLife
I'm sorry, but the puppy was on a leash away from...

I'm sorry, but the puppy was on a leash away from direct contact- NO ONE has a right to yell at and/or pull on them. He had to reach through a banister to get to the puppy. I personally keep my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,328
Posted By TheGoodLife
Welcome! Good luck in your journey, one thing...

Welcome! Good luck in your journey, one thing I'd recommend is to read around here and use advice and even others' handbooks and contracts if thy are willin to share. I started on here a year or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,981
Posted By TheGoodLife
No advice, but I hope you and your family have a...

No advice, but I hope you and your family have a wonderful vacation!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,482
Posted By TheGoodLife
LOVE it! :lol:

LOVE it! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,178
Posted By TheGoodLife
What do parents think sometimes?

So I have a family of teachers who are obviously looking for daycare since my last day is the 30th. They live 30 mins away from me, and DCM works in that area. Dad works across the street from me. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By TheGoodLife
Give her a date (earlier the better) it has to be...

Give her a date (earlier the better) it has to be signed or care cannot be provided! Wow, I can't believe some parents- just tell you no like that?! WOW!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,212
Posted By TheGoodLife
That's what I would say, as well. You are very...

That's what I would say, as well. You are very nice to offer reduced rates but you cannot get any tax benefit for such. You have to claim only what is paid.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Posted By TheGoodLife
Not sure if I uploaded it correctly, but here's a...

Not sure if I uploaded it correctly, but here's a picture of the canopy frame I did in my 2 year olds room. She loves it- still talks about the time her older sister "broke her bed"- the valance...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Posted By TheGoodLife
Search pinterest for kid canopy ideas, and they...

Search pinterest for kid canopy ideas, and they are all GORGEOUS... and all I can think of is, how do you have a child that is not going to fall off/tear/break that?! ;)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By TheGoodLife
If you have a Staples store in your area, they...

If you have a Staples store in your area, they may have some in stock in-store.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By TheGoodLife
They do charge full price, then you get a $44...

They do charge full price, then you get a $44 rebate (each) in about 6 weeks. So I paid $139 but will end up spending $7 when I get the rebate Visa.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,639
Posted By TheGoodLife
I sure hope you sent them away until he got DCK...

I sure hope you sent them away until he got DCK lunch?!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,154
Posted By TheGoodLife
happyface Good for you! And yes, written word is...

happyface Good for you! And yes, written word is often taken/read wrong. I'm glad you had a good day and I hope it continues smoothly for you all :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,784
Posted By TheGoodLife
I know it's hard, but try not to feel bad. She...

I know it's hard, but try not to feel bad. She was putting you in a bad situation asking you to lose money and keep them PT; you offered her a FT spot once that she declined. YOU have done nothing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,570
Posted By TheGoodLife
Yay, so glad they were mature and able to have an...

Yay, so glad they were mature and able to have an open conversation about it! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By TheGoodLife
Awesome, thanks for sharing!!!

Awesome, thanks for sharing!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,368
Posted By TheGoodLife
Curious what the DCD text you!

Curious what the DCD text you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,802
Posted By TheGoodLife
I was so frustrated with my DDs not cleaning...

I was so frustrated with my DDs not cleaning yesterday that I told them if they didn't get it done by dance class, they weren't going. Guess who was staring at the van pulling out of the garage last...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,486
Posted By TheGoodLife
It didn't really show what I added: I put in all...

It didn't really show what I added: I put in all caps "at daycare" after the part of staying dry for two weeks (so they can't just say they're dry at home those two weeks) and an "s" at the end of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,486
Posted By TheGoodLife
I'm glad you are sending the we one letter- they...

I'm glad you are sending the we one letter- they need to hear exactly that!! I added a couple things to your letters- but they sound greathappyface Good luck, I hope you get a sincere apology and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,154
Posted By TheGoodLife
I'm pro BFing, but I personally would sit down...

I'm pro BFing, but I personally would sit down and explain that it is better for the feedings to be off property. Give DCG some mommy-daughter time at home before leaving, and have a special nursing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,235
Posted By TheGoodLife
Have him show up with cash or a check, and if it...

Have him show up with cash or a check, and if it goes through MMK then issue a refund for the second payment. I'd be sympathetic but still expect payment or issue late fees.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,368
Posted By TheGoodLife
likethis I agree- you are providing free care,...

likethis I agree- you are providing free care, AND to a disrespectful family :( I would contact mom today and tell her you need your payment at pick up, with 2 days (or whatever it is) of late fees...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,639
Posted By TheGoodLife
Take out the "unless"... it'll cause so much less...

Take out the "unless"... it'll cause so much less stress and no battles :rolleyes: "No outside toys" and "no outside food". I have those same policies- pretty standard, not being overly picky IMO. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,917
Posted By TheGoodLife
Copy it onto a word document and send home...

Copy it onto a word document and send home tomorrow :) Poor DCB is going to be so stressed and regress if she keeps it up :( Every child is an individual and "bullying" him into potty training when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,917
Posted By TheGoodLife
This is what I have in my actual handbook: ...

This is what I have in my actual handbook:

Potty training is an essential and sometimes stressful process for both children and parents. I will assist in potty training with the understanding...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,212
Posted By TheGoodLife
Thanks! Two down, one more notice to go- DCM had...

Thanks! Two down, one more notice to go- DCM had the grandma pick up and I wanted to chicken out and give it to her but decided to wait until drop off tomorrow to give it to DCM directly, so I'll do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,212
Posted By TheGoodLife
Closing the Daycare

Giving my 4 week notice to close my daycare tomorrow at pick-up- nervous to do it, but so excited to be done! Will have about a week and a half after closing before my induction, so planning on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,859
Posted By TheGoodLife
I am closing at the end of the month. I require...

I am closing at the end of the month. I require parents to give me 4 weeks, I am required to give 2 weeks- I am giving a full 4 weeks because I feel the same. Plus they can't find a new provider...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,639
Posted By TheGoodLife
So she's planning to just drop off Monday with...

So she's planning to just drop off Monday with the hours she "informed" you she'd be using, 4 more than what's in her contract? I hope you contact her soon so you're not getting an early drop off,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,028
Posted By TheGoodLife
I used to be open T-F only, so I lost a lot of...

I used to be open T-F only, so I lost a lot of holidays that fell on Mondays as well. I didn't change anything, though, since I didn't think it was fair to have every Monday off AND to take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,824
Posted By TheGoodLife
I'd do weekly rates- $150 a week FT, $130 4 days....

I'd do weekly rates- $150 a week FT, $130 4 days. $35 a day for 1, 2, or 3 days. I only contract for the same weekly rate, so you can't do 5 days one week, and 4 days another. No half days or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,472
Posted By TheGoodLife
I would say that if it was earlier in the month,...

I would say that if it was earlier in the month, but since it is already Tuesday the 30th, and they are only closed the rest of the week, I'd have to wonder- if they were just looking for temporary...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,472
Posted By TheGoodLife
So she's just out of daycare for the rest of this...

So she's just out of daycare for the rest of this week- seems like she might be legit in looking for new care (otherwise she probably would have been looking a bit earlier when the center was about...
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