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Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-06-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,121
Posted By justgettingstarted
Thanks. Luckily DD is a very easy baby. At 11...

Thanks. Luckily DD is a very easy baby. At 11 weeks she's already on a very predictable schedule and loves to nap. We were having a hard time getting her to take a bottle but just discovered that...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-06-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,121
Posted By justgettingstarted
Best Age For Entering Daycare?

Hi all!

I used to be a provider and occasional contributor to the forum. I'm now happily adjusting to having a new baby (#2) and being back at work (out of the home) 3 days per week. My mom and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 23,148
Posted By justgettingstarted
TODAY is my last day, woohoo! Although I feel...

TODAY is my last day, woohoo! Although I feel like I've been closed for a week. I have just one dcg this week and she is super sweet and easy and I will miss her a lot. Plus I already suspended my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,749
Posted By justgettingstarted
My last day is THIS Friday, its also my due date....

My last day is THIS Friday, its also my due date. Both cannot come fast enough, I'm exhausted! It was hard giving notice to my families because they have been great and I know they didn't want to go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By justgettingstarted
Thank you, this is what I was thinking, not...

Thank you, this is what I was thinking, not complaining but maybe suggesting they look at their policies and talk to staff.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By justgettingstarted
I agree that it isnt that big of an issue because...

I agree that it isnt that big of an issue because MY DH was the one entering the bathroom. But I dont know any of the other parents or family members that are coming and going everyday apparently...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By justgettingstarted
Theres one big bathroom for the whole center, its...

Theres one big bathroom for the whole center, its isnt in a classroom. So he did check with the teacher outside before entering.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By justgettingstarted
Should I Say Something?

DS started preschool at a small center about 6 weeks ago. DH drops him off in the mornings. We've been having trouble with potty training at the school and decided to bring his little potty in last...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,823
Posted By justgettingstarted
It actually went really well. I'm super organized...

It actually went really well. I'm super organized so all my paperwork is in a binder ready to go and up to date. That made it go very quickly. I did get cited because my fire extinguisher had just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,823
Posted By justgettingstarted
Inspection During Naptime...

And she made me test the smoke detecter!!! Are you kidding me!!??? This is my first unannounced inspection. I really didnt expect her to come at naptime (and 2 pm is obviously going to be naptime)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,512
Posted By justgettingstarted
I second this! DS got one for Christmas and they...

I second this! DS got one for Christmas and they all love it. They fill it full of leaves, sticks, whatever, wheel it across the yard dump it out and start again. Keeps them very busy. I also have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,201
Posted By justgettingstarted
Another "You Don’t Always Get What You Want Question"

This post made me think of my DS and something I've really been struggling with, but I didn't want to hyjack. He is newly 3 yo and my dcks are all 2. He has always had a certain way of doing things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,743
Posted By justgettingstarted
I get the dirty diapers out of the house asap! I...

I get the dirty diapers out of the house asap! I change everyone at the same time and put them all in a plastic grocery bag, tie it tight, then toss them in the garage. I don't allow the poop to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,057
Posted By justgettingstarted
I'm the same way with long/dirty nails. I can't...

I'm the same way with long/dirty nails. I can't help it, they just gross me out to the point of gagging. I have a 2 yo dcb that constantly comes with long nails. They get caked with sand and dirt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,599
Posted By justgettingstarted
Definitely include it on your resume. My mom...

Definitely include it on your resume. My mom took a few years off and is now looking for a job. She has had a very hard time and has gotten a lot of feedback that that is the reason. Showing that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,106
Posted By justgettingstarted
That I am planning on closing my daycare a few...

That I am planning on closing my daycare a few months after having my baby in March...and I absolutely cannot wait happyface happyface happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,626
Posted By justgettingstarted
Just watched it, so good! I love how JJ cuts...

Just watched it, so good! I love how JJ cuts through the cr@@ and goes by what happened and not so much by what the people are saying because either of you could have been lying in a situation like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,652
Posted By justgettingstarted
This. When I first opened someone on here...

This. When I first opened someone on here suggested that I ask for a variance for a similar situation. My licensor had never heard of such a thing and went on and on about how under no circumstances...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By justgettingstarted
Use Of He/She

This is a little OT but I'm wondering if you know when it is appropriate to expect a child to use the terms he/she and her/his? My DS calls everyone he and uses his no matter to whom he is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,301
Posted By justgettingstarted
I have read in many threads like this one that...

I have read in many threads like this one that many of you providers don't potty train your DCKs, that it has to be done all at home and they must be accident free for weeks before you'll start. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,883
Posted By justgettingstarted
Sick DCB wasn't here yesterday and DS wasn't here...

Sick DCB wasn't here yesterday and DS wasn't here the day before so he hasn't been exposed. I used his time in separation (maybe 30 minutes) to disinfect and now DS and other DCB are playing in DS's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,883
Posted By justgettingstarted
Am I Being Cruel?

I have just two dcks and DS today. We got through breakfast and then one sneezed and blew snot all over his hands then started coughing. Dang! almost made it to the weekend! DCB's mom has a cold...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By justgettingstarted
Using utencils

At what age do you require your DC kids to use forks for things like pasta? I have 2 year olds that of course use spoons for yogurt, apple sauce and the like. But, they have a hard time getting mac...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,219
Posted By justgettingstarted
Saying Goodbye to DC Friends

I termed a child today, giving them a full months notice. I'm scaling back in preparation for my own new baby, not at all an issue with the family. This is the first child that DS has really bonded...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By justgettingstarted
Want to term RIGHT NOW but can't-never been so frustrated!!

DCM recently asked to start dropping off an hour early. I agreed and didn't even raise her rate. Since starting the new schedule Ihave been up an hour early ready to receive child at the agrred...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,256
Posted By justgettingstarted
Am I alone here?

I have 5 2 year olds and none of them have solid/formed poops, they are all lose although not a strange color. They all have great diets both here and at home (except perhaps one) and no allergies. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,114
Posted By justgettingstarted
I too think this was a bit harsh. I went through...

I too think this was a bit harsh. I went through a very similar situation with my DS and thought that I would have to close my daycare altogether. Yes, I could have made him "deal" with the other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,297
Posted By justgettingstarted
Never Ending Runny Nose

We had a mild cold run through my group between 4 and 5 weeks ago. Everyone got better within a week or so. I had to deal with the usual runny noses during that time, no big deal. One dcb,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,882
Posted By justgettingstarted
I don't have any advice as I'm in a similar...

I don't have any advice as I'm in a similar situation. My DS isn't too aggressive but is very emotional, lots of tantrums and can make my days unbearable. For us, it seems to come and go with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,030
Posted By justgettingstarted
ITA and if this were a bigger problem for me I...

ITA and if this were a bigger problem for me I would add a policy like this. I have a small group and this is my only child that isn't nicely groomed every day. They are otherwise a perfect family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,030
Posted By justgettingstarted
Thank you, I think this is what I will do. I've...

Thank you, I think this is what I will do. I've clipped his nails in the past and I'm just not willing to any more. I don't know why but dirty nails just ick me out :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,030
Posted By justgettingstarted
Would It Be Rude...

To write on DCBs daily care report or ask mom in person to please clip his finger nails? We play hard outside all morning and get dirty and I can't get them clean before lunch. He's young and still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,482
Posted By justgettingstarted
How Do You Handle Maternity Leave?

When it comes close to the due date do you keep parents on notice and they have back up plans ready? Do you close a week before your due date soyou have a hard date for parents to plan on? If I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 39
Poll: Age Range
Views: 3,370
Posted By justgettingstarted
I just moved into the second category last month,...

I just moved into the second category last month, a little sad to leave my 20s but so excited to start my 30s. DH is 31 and we've been together 14 years!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,267
Posted By justgettingstarted
I have all part timers and recently moved some...

I have all part timers and recently moved some schedules around so that I am closed on Mondays! I get to spend one on one time with DS and use the day to plan and prepare for the upcoming work week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,228
Posted By justgettingstarted
Oh wow the tampons are hilarious! My...

Oh wow the tampons are hilarious!

My husband reminded me of the most awkward by far. DCM took childs blanket home over the weekend to wash. She must have just grabbed it out of the dryer right...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,640
Posted By justgettingstarted
Talking is about more than just words. DS wasn't...

Talking is about more than just words. DS wasn't saying any words at that age but he was pointing, grunting, following directions, making eye contact, etc. In other words he was communicating and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,228
Posted By justgettingstarted
What’s The Weirdest Thing A DCK Has Showed Up With?

I know most of you have policies stating no outside toys but that usually doesn't stop parents and kids from showing up with something occassionally. I have this policy too but its one that I'm...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-25-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,312
Posted By justgettingstarted
Do You "Hide" Vegetables?

I have all one and two year olds and most are picky eaters. At lunch I always offer a veggie alone (steamed carrots, broccoli, peas, corn, or green beans) but I also try to hide a more difficult...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,851
Posted By justgettingstarted
How Often Should A Toddler Be Bathed?

I know there isn't a definitive answer to this question and of course this depends on the days activities etc. But, in general how often do you bathe your own or how often do you think a 2 or 3 year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,035
Posted By justgettingstarted
I think I'm going to make this to hang on my fridge

http://i.imgur.com/IOXWx.jpg

For when I could use a laugh and a little encouragement :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,130
Posted By justgettingstarted
I don't take him through out the day. I ask, if...

I don't take him through out the day. I ask, if he said no then he didn't go. When he has no diaper on he wants to go (because he doesn't want to pee on the floor) but if he has a diaper or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,130
Posted By justgettingstarted
OT - Could Really Use Some Potty Training Help!

This is off topic because it's about my own DS, but I'm also starting to help PT DCB so advice will be helpful for daycare purposes as well. DS is over 2.5 yo. We've had a potty for a while now so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,559
Posted By justgettingstarted
Careful ladies! or Crystal will start a thread...

Careful ladies! or Crystal will start a thread flaming you for being judgmental and hateful :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,139
Posted By justgettingstarted
Grandma has been watching her for a while but has...

Grandma has been watching her for a while but has to come out of retirement and start working again (which is sad), so her going back to gma is only temporary while she's looking for a job. Not sure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,139
Posted By justgettingstarted
I have a two week trial period in my contract...

I have a two week trial period in my contract during which I or parents can term immediately, so no notice. This policy has benefited me in the past so I don't mind. I'm more ticked off that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,139
Posted By justgettingstarted
Disappointed and a little ticked off

I had a new DCG start last week. I like the parents love the girl and seemed like a great fit. At interview they said they'd drop off at 8. No mention of early drop offs or need for flexibility. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,526
Posted By justgettingstarted
He's barely 6 months old I don't think he'll...

He's barely 6 months old I don't think he'll notice that everyone else is dressed differently :p I don't have any infant clothes laying around DS is nearly 3 and my washer/dryer are in the garage the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,526
Posted By justgettingstarted
Would you call parents?

DCB had a major diaper blow out and completely soiled his onesie. I don't have a change of clothes for him. I noted this on his care report yesterday and told DCD at pick up but he didn't bring a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,748
Posted By justgettingstarted
I never said anything about neglect or them...

I never said anything about neglect or them harming DCB. I simply said I think it is sad that they let him roll around and fuss until he usually falls asleep in the mornings (yes this is what DCD...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,748
Posted By justgettingstarted
I only ever asked about their morning routine. I...

I only ever asked about their morning routine. I thought it was odd that they would put DCB down for a nap right after he wakes up and not want to spend that time with him but I assumed that he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,748
Posted By justgettingstarted
This is exactly my thought. My best friends has...

This is exactly my thought. My best friends has one child and has been trying ever since to have another (6 years!) and she is the most wonderful mother. But I mostly feel sad for DCB.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,748
Posted By justgettingstarted
I agree I definitely didn't screen this family...

I agree I definitely didn't screen this family very well but they were my first family to sign up and when they came to interview he hadn't even been born yet so we didn't discuss routines, etc. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,748
Posted By justgettingstarted
I completely understand that he needs to sleep 12...

I completely understand that he needs to sleep 12 hours per night. My DS slept 6:30 to 6:30 like clock work and I would never disrupt that. But why put him down for a nap at 6 a.m. if you know you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,748
Posted By justgettingstarted
Learned something sad about DCB today

I just don't understand these parents. They rub me the wrong way which is one of the reasons I've termed (only two weeks left!). DCD told me this morning that DCB (6 months old) goes down for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,042
Posted By justgettingstarted
When I started I didn't know if I would get any...

When I started I didn't know if I would get any families and so I made it as easy as possible for them to sign up with me. I haven't had any leave yet but I don't believe any of my families would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,799
Posted By justgettingstarted
I LOVE this! I think I will be adding this to my...

I LOVE this! I think I will be adding this to my contract when I update it this weekend.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,185
Posted By justgettingstarted
Recently I had two no show/no calls on the SAME...

Recently I had two no show/no calls on the SAME DAY! Needless to say I know exactly how you are feeling. But don't give up! Someone who can't even show or call to reschedule is not going to be a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,632
Posted By justgettingstarted
Just to throw another thought out there, a dcm of...

Just to throw another thought out there, a dcm of mine who switched from a center said that she really enjoys the ease of communication now. She used to have to call the office, then be transferred...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,453
Posted By justgettingstarted
Thanks everyone. I've been reading and thinking...

Thanks everyone. I've been reading and thinking a lot about your comments. Unfortunately, I can't let any kids go or do a preschool program (although that sounds really fun!) because I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,781
Posted By justgettingstarted
I am willing to accept kids between 7 and 6...

I am willing to accept kids between 7 and 6 however each of my kids has an agreed upon schedule. Currently none arrive before 8 and none stay later than 5:30 so I'm thinking of changing my hours to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,593
Posted By justgettingstarted
I don't know how much they "should" drink but DS...

I don't know how much they "should" drink but DS drinks two 8-ounce cups a day (2%). One at breakfast or lunch and another after dinner with his fluoride drop. He loves milk and would happily drink...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,596
Posted By justgettingstarted
Unfortunately I don't have another room for her. ...

Unfortunately I don't have another room for her. DS sleeps in his room, that just leaves mine and DH's room. I don't want kids in my room and since we have a pocket door into our bathroom I can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,596
Posted By justgettingstarted
Screaming at nap time

New DCG, about 2.5, cried a bit at nap time yesterday (first day) and then slept over 3 hours. Today, at the mention of nap time, she started crying and screaming. I let her lay on her cot a few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,208
Posted By justgettingstarted
I am by no means an expert but DS and I are just...

I am by no means an expert but DS and I are just getting over a cold and that's how it started for him. He was cranky Friday night and woke up several times with the seal bark cough. The next day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,797
Posted By justgettingstarted
It would never have occurred to me to let people...

It would never have occurred to me to let people just walk into my home. Every parent knocks every time and the door is locked as soon as it is closed. Funny this was posted today though. I had a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,282
Posted By justgettingstarted
I've been doing daycare almost a year now and...

I've been doing daycare almost a year now and have slowly lost about 15 pounds. I went from sitting in a cube all day to running after and lifting kids so I'm much more active. I also used to work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,523
Posted By justgettingstarted
I have a call log for incoming calls. Just basic...

I have a call log for incoming calls. Just basic information so I don't forget anything, I like to save the details for the in person interview. Just date/time they called, name, phone number, kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,152
Posted By justgettingstarted
Ok now I feel terrible. I used to send DS to...

Ok now I feel terrible. I used to send DS to daycare in overalls all the time. They're so dang cute! I haven't had a dck show up in overalls yet but I can see them being a major pita if still in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,347
Posted By justgettingstarted
I hadn't had a land line in over ten years until...

I hadn't had a land line in over ten years until I started the daycare - licensing requires that we have one. I like having a separate business line though. We know every call coming into the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,137
Posted By justgettingstarted
Ha! Thanks Country Kids, I'll definitely be open...

Ha! Thanks Country Kids, I'll definitely be open tomorrow no matter what. This is a great mom and I doubt she'll mind I'm just feeling a little guilty because she's keeping him home so he doesn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,137
Posted By justgettingstarted
Would You Charge?

I closed today because DS and I are sick with a cold. I only have two kids on Mondays right now. I contacted both moms last night and asked if grandmas could watch their kids today if I took them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,188
Posted By justgettingstarted
I would have such a hard time not bathing him it...

I would have such a hard time not bathing him it would just ick me out too much. I had a DCB show up with really long nails caked with dirt that only got worse after morning outdoor play. We washed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,103
Posted By justgettingstarted
I have one DCB that shows up every single day...

I have one DCB that shows up every single day exhausted. Last Friday I put him down for a morning nap as soon as mom left and he still took a 2.5 hour afternoon nap. He's two! Mom says he won't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,160
Posted By justgettingstarted
The water table is by far the biggest hit in my...

The water table is by far the biggest hit in my backyard. Sometimes it will keep them busy the whole 2 hours we're out there. I put little watering cans in it and they water all of my potted plants...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 07-27-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,352
Posted By justgettingstarted
This is a great way of thinking about it! I...

This is a great way of thinking about it! I think I'll close for the day and make dentist, eye and hair appointments! I'm way over due for all of these. I've never closed before so it made me...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 07-27-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,352
Posted By justgettingstarted
Thanks everyone. This is my second pregnancy but...

Thanks everyone. This is my second pregnancy but first with the daycare. DH definitely doesn't have to come to each appointment but the first and the 20 or so week appointments I do want him to...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 07-27-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,352
Posted By justgettingstarted
Stuck And Frustrated, How Do You Handle Prenatal Care?

I have Kaiser. I've never had a problem with them until now that I am pregnant and running a daycare. They absolutely do not offer any early morning, evening or weekend prenatal care. I have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,448
Posted By justgettingstarted
I have pub-height chairs at my kitchen...

I have pub-height chairs at my kitchen counter/bar, its my only escape :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,567
Posted By justgettingstarted
Full with waiting list and getting calls daily! ...

Full with waiting list and getting calls daily!

Northern Cali
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,773
Posted By justgettingstarted
You've all given me a lot to think about and...

You've all given me a lot to think about and that's what I asked for so thank you!! I don't operate at capacity so I would actually prefer the baby to be here only part time. I think my main...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,773
Posted By justgettingstarted
Is This A Bad Idea?

My sister-in-law is due with her first baby at the end of October. She just contacted me asking if I could watch her baby 2 or 3 days per week (my choice MIL could watch him one day if I want) when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,147
Posted By justgettingstarted
Not only did they show up they're a great young...

Not only did they show up they're a great young family and they want to sign up! Calling tomorrow with start date! Woohoo! I'm officially full!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,147
Posted By justgettingstarted
Well here we go again, got another interview for...

Well here we go again, got another interview for this evening. If they don't show I may cry ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,147
Posted By justgettingstarted
I ask that they call the morning of the...

I ask that they call the morning of the appointment to confirm and get my address then. I think I will ask that they call the day before from now on. I clean house and grocery shop on Sundays...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,147
Posted By justgettingstarted
So Annoyed and Frustrated!

Looks like double no shows/no calls today. Spent hours this morning putting together parent handbooks and doing an extra thorough cleaning this morning instead of our usual family breakfast out and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,090
Posted By justgettingstarted
Interviews tomorrow, should I tell potential parents?

I'm only about a month along in my pregnancy. We have only told a few close family members and none of my current DC families. I want to be closed for at least a couple of weeks possibly a month...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,643
Posted By justgettingstarted
We always have flies, we have pastures with...

We always have flies, we have pastures with goats, horses and other livestock on the side of our back fence. If you use the fly trap bags they sell at home depot or lowes they work well but place...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,687
Posted By justgettingstarted
I have one these - 2.5 year old DCB throws toys...

I have one these - 2.5 year old DCB throws toys no matter why I do. As soon as I go into the kitchen even after several warnings I immediately hear toys being flung. I agree with PP, I think it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,634
Posted By justgettingstarted
I have a shelf above where I stack the cots. ...

I have a shelf above where I stack the cots. Each blanket gets folded and snuggle buddies get placed on top. There's room for each blanket to lay not touching the others. I feel like it's a bit of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,834
Posted By justgettingstarted
I post on FB everyday mostly pics of what the...

I post on FB everyday mostly pics of what the kids are up to so parents can check in and so they can talk about their day later in the evening. All of my parents LOVE that I do this. I "friend"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,378
Posted By justgettingstarted
Update

I talked to Dad at pick up about delaying feeding here at daycare and he really didn't get it - his answer was, he'll be 6 months in a few weeks, isn't that close enough? I also talked to Mom over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,378
Posted By justgettingstarted
Thanks everyone! I'm so excited to be pregnant...

Thanks everyone! I'm so excited to be pregnant again happyface it's a big reason I started my daycare.

I agree that its too early to start solids especially for this little guy. He can't even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,378
Posted By justgettingstarted
Thank you both for confirming that this is too...

Thank you both for confirming that this is too much. To be fair these are first timers recently from another country that don't really understand the daycare business. I think it's time to put my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,378
Posted By justgettingstarted
Is This A Bit Much Or Am I Wrong?

DCD of my 5 month old DCB shows up this morning with no warning saying they started DCB on cereal and want him to have cereal at every feeding starting today. I have very detailed written...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,301
Posted By justgettingstarted
Climbers

DS and DCB, both 2.5, love to climb! I have a great climber with two slides but it's looking pretty small now that they're getting bigger. They still love it but get bored more and more quickly. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,845
Posted By justgettingstarted
Is It Wrong...

That I just spent the last 20 minutes setting up (a.k.a playing with) the FP my first doll house that was just delivered while my dck are napping? LOL I love my job! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,706
Posted By justgettingstarted
Our dog digs them up and eats them whole :eek:...

Our dog digs them up and eats them whole :eek: disgusting but effective!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By justgettingstarted
This is what I was hoping for but his morning DCD...

This is what I was hoping for but his morning DCD tells me he likes to stay up until 1 or 2 in the morning so he needs to sleep in and DCM is busy getting ready for work so they want him to sleep. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By justgettingstarted
I agree that I should follow his natural schedule...

I agree that I should follow his natural schedule to a point. The first week he was here I followed his lead and he was pretty consistent on his nap and feeding needs so I modified our schedule to...
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