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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 24,585
Posted By happykidschildcare
NannyDe

When are the kids too old to be in daycare??
I have a boy that Ive had since he was 9 mo old. He is 6 now and is making statements like "raise your hands if you hate daycare and want to go to a new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,639
Posted By happykidschildcare
I have my parents pay a week in advance when they...

I have my parents pay a week in advance when they start then every friday, that ways im getting paid up front for the follwing week. If they want to pay every 2 weeks its the same, its up front. And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,639
Posted By happykidschildcare
Ohh Happy monday....DCD drops 2 yrs old in this...

Ohh Happy monday....DCD drops 2 yrs old in this morning putting him on the potty and saying Im done with the diapers I worked hard all weekend and he only had 1 accident. Heres his undies and some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,639
Posted By happykidschildcare
my complaint of the day is parents thinking your...

my complaint of the day is parents thinking your open at this time and closed at this time and other kids are here so I will just leave lil tommy and amy there too....ummm no. Its says in my contract...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,218
Posted By happykidschildcare
or know of where I can get profit & loss...

or know of where I can get profit & loss statement mainly for childcare? They dont have one on the mmk and my home loan specialist wont accept the 8823
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,920
Posted By happykidschildcare
If you ever go to the lil dears birthday parties...

If you ever go to the lil dears birthday parties (dck's) you will get to see the dynamics of the parenting skills in action. A big wake up for me knowing they DO NOT and WILL NOT act like that at my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,904
Posted By happykidschildcare
I agree, my daily rate for ft is $30, if your...

I agree, my daily rate for ft is $30, if your part time its $35 and I have a min 3 days per week, regardless of whether your here the 3 days or not. If they happen to show a 4th day add it in, but at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,983
Posted By happykidschildcare
first off if the kids want more of something they...

first off if the kids want more of something they have to eat everything on their plate. I allow 2nd's but serioulsy I dont make much more past a serving per each kid when we do meal count.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,279
Posted By happykidschildcare
BTW I pay my assistant $10 per hour and she also...

BTW I pay my assistant $10 per hour and she also does her fair share of work here, along with assisting with kids, she also cleans up the kitchen after meals and on really slow days when we have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,279
Posted By happykidschildcare
I have an assistant and Im pretty sure if I didnt...

I have an assistant and Im pretty sure if I didnt pay her on friday she wouldnt show up the following monday. You really need to tell her its time to talk and sit down and tell her like it is. Tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,817
Posted By happykidschildcare
statye pay vs private

Its illegal to accept money from parents on dshs other then their monthly co payment. And dshs (state pay) is significantly less then private pay. I except dshs but I limit the amount I enroll so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,001
Posted By happykidschildcare
With NEW clients that I dont know payment history...

With NEW clients that I dont know payment history on, I have them pay weekly...So you dont get someone building up a huge bill and running off at the end of the month...just beware. My clients dont...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,218
Posted By happykidschildcare
Anyone Have A Profit & Loss Template

Anyone have a Profit & Loss template they are willing to share, please email it to me @ happykidschildcare@msn.com Thanks!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,415
Posted By happykidschildcare
Smile Different Contracts/ Daycare, Preschool & Drop In

Hey ladies~~ Do any of you offer Preschool on top of your everyday daycare services? In Sept I have 4 of my fulltimers going to am kindergarten, So Im thinking about filling those am spaces with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,595
Posted By happykidschildcare
Yes its one of my shortest stays except for a few...

Yes its one of my shortest stays except for a few I let go during the trial period and 1 I had to term cuz DCD was really rude to me.
I think thats part of it, my hours are 7 am to 5:30 pm and I let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,145
Posted By happykidschildcare
Im going to the beach for the weekend!! I just...

Im going to the beach for the weekend!! I just wish it would stop raining on my parade!!!!!!! hopefully the weather over there will be better :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,595
Posted By happykidschildcare
When A Child Leaves.........

Its been along time since I I've had a child leave my care. I think everytime it happens the experience is a little different depending on the circumstances on why they left.
I've had this paticular...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,307
Posted By happykidschildcare
ok well we switched her to a toddler formula,...

ok well we switched her to a toddler formula, since she's almost 20 mos now she only has 1-2 servings and mommy only does 1-2 at home. Her diapers are back to normal, TG! and all is good in daycare. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,307
Posted By happykidschildcare
well that changes everything, Im going to the...

well that changes everything, Im going to the store tonite and getting something that we can both use. I've looked online and seen a few recommendations, its gonna cost me, but Overall I wanna make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,307
Posted By happykidschildcare
The dr said change her to priobotics, no soy. No...

The dr said change her to priobotics, no soy. No I was unaware that coconut milk is too? But Ive been using vanilla almond milk?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,307
Posted By happykidschildcare
Shes a young mother and I dont think shes taking...

Shes a young mother and I dont think shes taking the diaper situation serious enough, and I feel like Im doing my part on making the changes in the childs diet and shes just giving her whatever? I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,307
Posted By happykidschildcare
how does this sound? Im tryn to give her 1 more chance to work it out?

Dear DCM
Let me start off by saying I adore your kids and enjoy taking care of them. I'm happy that DCG has been cleared medically but with this being HER normal diaper situation and if its not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,307
Posted By happykidschildcare
Nan yes I just wanted to be careful with my...

Nan yes I just wanted to be careful with my wording, she is my only dshs client. But your right, I should just be direct as I would be with any other client. Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,307
Posted By happykidschildcare
the messy diaper saga continues.....

Ok well after the DCM takes the lil girl in to the dr I get a print out with the doctor stating everything seems normal. Not really the same as asking for a diagnosis, but at least the dr agreed the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,389
Posted By happykidschildcare
I agree not a situation I would want to place...

I agree not a situation I would want to place myself into, sounds like way too much drama. Maybe you will have to say you already filled the space ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,512
Posted By happykidschildcare
I have a 4.5 yr lil girl that comes tired and...

I have a 4.5 yr lil girl that comes tired and cranky at 7 am wants to go to sleep or lay down watching tv and then falls asleep. I try my best to keep her awake in the am so that she will sleep at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,903
Posted By happykidschildcare
hmm may have to use this one...never thought of...

hmm may have to use this one...never thought of cimmomon crest as a tool :);)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,022
Posted By happykidschildcare
heres my all time favorite piece, and it works...

heres my all time favorite piece, and it works with either duplo or lego, scroll donw a bit and you can get it for $167 and free sh, i only wish I would of paid $30 more and gotten the seats instead...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,721
Posted By happykidschildcare
daycare total 11 kids...my group of 7 boys are 4...

daycare total 11 kids...my group of 7 boys are 4 & 5yrs old so they can get pretty loud. I cant wait for spring & summer!!! @ least today is nice
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,721
Posted By happykidschildcare
Soft Voices

Okay ladies anyone know of any good techniques to get my crew to stop talking so darn loud and over each other.... I keep reminding them to use their soft voices I have this one kid that I can hear...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,202
Posted By happykidschildcare
mmk udgrade

ok I made the switch from the old write in to the online mmk, but curious do any of you pay for the urgrade subscription of the mmk? it has bookeeping and lesson planners. WOuld love to hear if it...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-01-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,926
Posted By happykidschildcare
Tree Removal For Extra Parking

we had 3 tree's cut down and removed it costs us a lil over 2400
this made more parking space for parents.
can i write off 100%??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,645
Posted By happykidschildcare
i found the best sippy cup for the switch from...

i found the best sippy cup for the switch from bottle to cup...gpt one for all the babies here, cuz the normal sippy cups leak so much!! transistion was easier then I expected :)
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-31-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,416
Posted By happykidschildcare
How much can I claim paying my daughter without...

How much can I claim paying my daughter without having to do actual payroll, taxes etc?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-31-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,457
Posted By happykidschildcare
meals...Im on the food program so I get...

meals...Im on the food program so I get reimbursed for meals.
I have 10-12 kids year round and Im sure I spend more then I get reimbursed.
Do I claim to total spent on meals, then claim the food...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-31-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,080
Posted By happykidschildcare
washington state grants? Im wa state where can...

washington state grants? Im wa state where can apply for grants? :p
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-31-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,998
Posted By happykidschildcare
Tom

Tom... so I have a DESIGNATED playroom ( family room ) only used for DC also
1 bedroom set up as nursery where the kids sleep. Can I claim 100% on those 2 rooms? then on the rest of the spaces,...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-31-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,416
Posted By happykidschildcare
Tax Programs/Do It Yourself

what programs do you recommend for do it yourself'ers??
and Tom if I paid my adult daughter for asst me in daycare, whats the limit of the gift amount I can give her? and at the same time can I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,307
Posted By happykidschildcare
:pfinally got the dr report, everything is clear....

:pfinally got the dr report, everything is clear.
Dr recommended priobotics :) Both mom & me are doing that, today was the first day of a normal #2 yeah!!! Hopefully we will get this taken care of.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,995
Posted By happykidschildcare
does anyone have a link to this? I cant find it.

does anyone have a link to this? I cant find it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,339
Posted By happykidschildcare
We have 4 dogs... 2 dachunds, 1 jack russell & a...

We have 4 dogs... 2 dachunds, 1 jack russell & a boston terrier.
during dc hours they are usually put outside or in the laudry/mudd room.
Though there are mornings that the jrt curls up w. kids in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,143
Posted By happykidschildcare
One of the first things my kids learn @ my...

One of the first things my kids learn @ my daycare is SHOES & Jackets off & hang them up. I dont allow kids to wear shoes in house.
WINTER I request rain boots easy on & off and we get lots of rain...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,072
Posted By happykidschildcare
good friday isnt on my list for holidays, nor do...

good friday isnt on my list for holidays, nor do any of my parents get it.
I dont take easter monday either...hmmm maybe adding that one to next years list. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,372
Posted By happykidschildcare
Curious...after 15 minutes and if they are still...

Curious...after 15 minutes and if they are still throwing a fit, what then?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,287
Posted By happykidschildcare
my least favorite is 12 - 20 mos... most...

my least favorite is 12 - 20 mos... most demanding age ever in my book
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,036
Posted By happykidschildcare
Its hard when they refuse to eat, I try to get...

Its hard when they refuse to eat, I try to get them to at the very least try everything on their plates before letting them down. Incentives like you get to play a special game or go outside when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,945
Posted By happykidschildcare
yowsa! run for the hills...sounds like a...

yowsa! run for the hills...sounds like a nightmare!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,508
Posted By happykidschildcare
I always try to fill ahead also, I need the...

I always try to fill ahead also, I need the income so its not really a question.
Plus you can interview and get the best fit for you. Remember the ppl that come to you house wanting a spot in your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,766
Posted By happykidschildcare
I was in the same place a few years ago and I...

I was in the same place a few years ago and I finally made changes and it was effective to everyone old and new. I lost a few kids, but they were the ones that were paying my original rate from the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,202
Posted By happykidschildcare
Just got my first look at the program today, Im...

Just got my first look at the program today, Im going to start using April 1...Ive been old school use to the write in & afraid of the change. But it actually looks like less work for me this way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,202
Posted By happykidschildcare
Change To MMK?

Im thinking about making the change from the old write in style to the minute menu kids pro do any of you use this? is it worth the extra $.
My food program offers a 30 day trial free, so I guess...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,307
Posted By happykidschildcare
Red face To DCM: I need a doctors note before DCG can...

To DCM:
I need a doctors note before DCG can come back to care. It needs to say her diagnosis, treatment for the diarrhea and the rash.
Because of the length & severity in her irregular bowels,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,307
Posted By happykidschildcare
How should I word telling her that dcg needs a...

How should I word telling her that dcg needs a diagnoses from the dr to return to dc monday??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,735
Posted By happykidschildcare
Im with Nanny..I work 9 hr days for my set rates...

Im with Nanny..I work 9 hr days for my set rates if you want 10 hours you pay extra for the extra hour, but I will never have a kid in my house past the 10 hr day mark...way too much time with you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,357
Posted By happykidschildcare
bahaha...thats funny, I feel like that all the...

bahaha...thats funny, I feel like that all the time. I already wear a mask & gloves when changing diapers!!!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,307
Posted By happykidschildcare
Yah Im a lil upset today at pickup I found out...

Yah Im a lil upset today at pickup I found out mom was on spring break, she was dropping the kids off but not going to school?? that just pisses me off.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,307
Posted By happykidschildcare
update...She still hasnt heard from the dr the...

update...She still hasnt heard from the dr the ointment helped a lil mon & tue but she stopped bringing it to dc and wed her lil butt was bright red again. Now when I take her to the changing station...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,068
Posted By happykidschildcare
infant 6 wks -2 yrs $35 day 2 & up $30 day ...

infant 6 wks -2 yrs $35 day
2 & up $30 day
kindergarden still $30 day
I only have 1 1st grader and shes $20 ( sibling discounted )
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,307
Posted By happykidschildcare
DCM asked for my opinion, I said by the looks of...

DCM asked for my opinion, I said by the looks of whats going on my guess would be that the milk is the issue and that she needed to get a dr's opinion. Urging mom to take her to the dr after a week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,307
Posted By happykidschildcare
DCG & Messy Diapers

Its started about 3 mos ago the lil girl was on anitbiotics for her ear infections and of course that gave her loose stools and a yeast infection to boot. But still months later the dcg has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,499
Posted By happykidschildcare
2 summers ago I bought the small trampoline with...

2 summers ago I bought the small trampoline with the enclosure made for 1 child at a time ages 2-6, that year when my licensor checked in she said I had to put it away or get rid of it that it wasnt...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-21-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,338
Posted By happykidschildcare
Can I Write Off ???

My Curves gym membership??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,819
Posted By happykidschildcare
time clock? have a link so I can check that out?

time clock? have a link so I can check that out?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,819
Posted By happykidschildcare
thats what I would do, along with not answering...

thats what I would do, along with not answering my door until I open :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,570
Posted By happykidschildcare
I TOTALLY feel like this alot of the time... ...

I TOTALLY feel like this alot of the time...
feel like my work is never done, or like I told my SIL I feel like a hamster in one of those see thru balls...just rollling around, but never gettin no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,182
Posted By happykidschildcare
Yep I know Im in need of a break! taking a 3 day...

Yep I know Im in need of a break! taking a 3 day may, and a week in July, but it seems so far off. Im sure my hormones have alot of blame too lol.........
I termed a dcb a few wks ago, and am much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 21,123
Posted By happykidschildcare
thats totally sums up how I feel about the...

thats totally sums up how I feel about the subject! bahahaha
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,182
Posted By happykidschildcare
Burned Out?

As a provider when do you know that your burned out and dont want to do this anymore? I find myself getting erked easily lately, and when a parent has least tiny complaint I feel like Im on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,353
Posted By happykidschildcare
I turn on the lights and ask whos ready to get...

I turn on the lights and ask whos ready to get up, usually that raises them, if they want to continue their nap they can, Ive learned over the years not to wake some due to the ultimatly crankiness...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,176
Posted By happykidschildcare
The 20 mo old is a handful, he has 2 older...

The 20 mo old is a handful, he has 2 older brothers so he plays alot harder then most his age. Biting hasnt been a regular thing for him, but its not his first time, he and the 18 mo old went through...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,176
Posted By happykidschildcare
Biting

I have 3 toddlers 14 mos 18 mos & 20 mos. The 20 mo old bit the 14 mo old monday, 14 mo old's DCP are first timers and are way to concerned, DCM texted me asking me if I addressed this with the 20 mo...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,991
Posted By happykidschildcare
Termination..Then Letting Others Know

I have a close nit group of kids we had 11 enrolled alot of them have know eachother for 2+ years some even longer. Kids and parents notice when someone is gone. How do you tell parents that you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,334
Posted By happykidschildcare
Yes Ive had DCB for 3 years, back when I accepted...

Yes Ive had DCB for 3 years, back when I accepted pt spots. And My hours were different. I stopped doing pt or drop in a few yrs ago and I cut my hours from being open til 6 pm to 5:30 and I let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,334
Posted By happykidschildcare
Talking Yep it happened friday after I closed, or was...

Yep it happened friday after I closed, or was suppose to be closed. So I should mail them a termination letter, and yes there is also a balance due. Anyone have an idea of what to say in the letter?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,334
Posted By happykidschildcare
Termination On The Spot Over The Phone

Ok so friday I had this DCB that is always the last kid to get picked up and the parents have been late more then a dozen times.
First off let me start with they told me last week they were taking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,119
Posted By happykidschildcare
Here in Wa it was 2 infants under age 2 per every...

Here in Wa it was 2 infants under age 2 per every adult, so with an assistant We are allowed a total of 4 infants under age 2. But thats suupose to change to age 18 mo, still the same amount per...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,954
Posted By happykidschildcare
I have a cleaning lady come over every other week...

I have a cleaning lady come over every other week for deep cleaning.
Its $20 hr for 3 hrs...time I can spend with my fam on the weekend!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,249
Posted By happykidschildcare
Make the change and hand it to her...eye to eye...

Make the change and hand it to her...eye to eye say here are some changes you need to be aware of. On the same paper at the bottom you need to say something like this:

Daycare closes at 5:30...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-04-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,429
Posted By happykidschildcare
ok guys Ive heard ya'll mention this...

ok guys Ive heard ya'll mention this before...What is an MMK?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,119
Posted By happykidschildcare
WAC Changes 2012

I heard from another provider that they are lowering the infant ages to 18 mos, has anyone heard this? meaning if your only allowed 2 infants after they turn 18 mos they are not considered infants...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,466
Posted By happykidschildcare
14 mos, 16 mos

14 mos, 16 mos
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,835
Posted By happykidschildcare
Nope I dont think its rude, especiallly if your...

Nope I dont think its rude, especiallly if your like me and have announced that after such and such date your going to ages 2 & up only.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,483
Posted By happykidschildcare
Yes. Ive done alot of redirecting and showing him...

Yes. Ive done alot of redirecting and showing him how I need him to play.
I forgot to mention that the 5 & 3 yr olds go to twakondo regularly.
I know the 18 mo old is just playing how hes learned...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,254
Posted By happykidschildcare
I love NannyDe! I have been doing this for 7...

I love NannyDe! I have been doing this for 7 years and I definitly have learned alot. Hard hearted, nah. Not afraid to speak up and say this is how things work at my house, totally!!!! In this field...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,032
Posted By happykidschildcare
If I know they may quailify, I have them fill out...

If I know they may quailify, I have them fill out the green form with their info and let them put it in a sealed envelope, but have them return it to you, and you mail it off. Thats they way I do it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,466
Posted By happykidschildcare
How To Keep The PNP Sheets On?

Sorta a silly question, but I just switched to PnP and the toddlers keep tearing the sheets off and pulling up the mat's part. How do you keep them from dismantling the bedding???
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,483
Posted By happykidschildcare
18 Mo Old Causing Chaos

Ok let me start off by saying My 18 mo old comes from a family Ive been working with for a longtime(this is there 3rd child Ive cared for w/ this paticular family & they are trying for #4) I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,845
Posted By happykidschildcare
Tax Time...

I'm curious, does anyone do their own taxes? what program do you use?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,989
Posted By happykidschildcare
I use the food program and follow the...

I use the food program and follow the guidelines... When babies first start out eating baby foods parents are allowed to bring me jarred baby food or their own home made baby food, on top of that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,400
Posted By happykidschildcare
We are licensed for 12 currently have 9 ft and 2...

We are licensed for 12 currently have 9 ft and 2 pt...I do have a ft asst also.
So Im feeding alot of kiddos!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,400
Posted By happykidschildcare
The food program here brings in over $500 a...

The food program here brings in over $500 a month, which allows me to go to costco and get everything I need. Yes I too am not inthuised when they pop in for a suprise visit for a meal, it can be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,331
Posted By happykidschildcare
Agree!!!!!!!!!

Agree!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,954
Posted By happykidschildcare
At first I asked myself this question and was...

At first I asked myself this question and was unsure what to say....then i started reading what ya'll were saying and I have to agree that I'm definitly old school.

I too am amazed with some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,980
Posted By happykidschildcare
Preschool in daycare

I teach preschool to my age 2 and ups and i also have parents that talk about putting there kids in preschool. I charge $150 wk fulltime and preschool's no extra charge. I find myself dumbfounded...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,903
Posted By happykidschildcare
milk 2.99 or 2/5 gas 3.45 washington state

milk 2.99 or 2/5
gas 3.45
washington state
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,436
Posted By happykidschildcare
hmm I was able to hire on my daughter as my asst...

hmm I was able to hire on my daughter as my asst at age 15.
is that different in every state?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,032
Posted By happykidschildcare
when to bill

All my families have been with me so long they pay every friday and I havent had any trouble with it, if someone forgets its a $15 a day lc and I count everyday til they pay and they arent allowed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,711
Posted By happykidschildcare
dshs pay during breaks

Yes we worked things out, she was willing to pay ( with her parents help) to hold the space during her school breaks. But ended up taking some classes during those times so she didnt have to, and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,573
Posted By happykidschildcare
vacation

The only time I dont charge is when they take their 1 week vacation, their 2nd week is 1/2 rate. They must use 5 consequtive days when they do vaca time. For my 1 week vacation, I plan when a family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 308,974
Posted By happykidschildcare
good today

actually yesterday...valentines party so much fun watching the kids pass out and share things they made for others. Brings you back to WHY we do what we do everyday. I have to admit there are more...
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