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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,835
Posted By KidGrind
Provider Blues

It's been awhile and wanted to say, "Howdy!"

I miss taking care of the littles. My family is happy to have our home all to themselves. I've been holding on to all my daycare stuff in hopes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By KidGrind
12 Nightmare Daycares 1 Owner

I read this story about an allegedly horrible daycare owner and cringed over and over again throughout my read:

On the heels of a seriously heartbreaking story about a 3-month-old who died on her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,968
Posted By KidGrind
Iíve been aware of two.

Iíve been aware of two.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,627
Posted By KidGrind
Make sure the last day of school is your absolute...

Make sure the last day of school is your absolute last day of caring for the baby.

Remain friends, donít allow her to guilt trip you and move forward with focus on your family and SANITY.

She...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-16-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,531
Posted By KidGrind
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You saved me a lot of typing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,517
Posted By KidGrind
I usually like to term at drop off and never on a...

I usually like to term at drop off and never on a Friday. Parents tend to have a lot of free time on the weekend and want to go back and forth.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2016, 04:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,752
Posted By KidGrind
I like this a lot. As other PPs suggested,...

I like this a lot.

As other PPs suggested, ďI only have availability for ________ (anything but SA)."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,385
Posted By KidGrind
I think itís neat that DCM has the time to play...

I think itís neat that DCM has the time to play with her child!

I donít remember my mother playing with me a lot. As I read your post I literally thought, ďI think itís great. Many parents donít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,889
Posted By KidGrind
My policy is 2 accidents within a two week period.

My policy is 2 accidents within a two week period.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,487
Posted By KidGrind
Have you tried messaging her? I know some of...

Have you tried messaging her?

I know some of the members donít visit or comment daily.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,826
Posted By KidGrind
12 months to 36 months I love all the...

12 months to 36 months

I love all the exploration, learning and changes that grow through. I love the evolution of their personalties. Theyíre typically easily adaptable to the schedule.

Oh...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,073
Posted By KidGrind
Thank you for writing this, I misread!!! I...

Thank you for writing this, I misread!!! I thought the mother mentioned the providerís name not the child.

If the mother didnít say your name, I wouldnít reach out to her. Let her tell her tall...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,073
Posted By KidGrind
I would e-mail the both the mother and husband. ...

I would e-mail the both the mother and husband.

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Get It Together,

It is my wish to move on positively from our previous business relationship. Though it ended due to __________...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,073
Posted By KidGrind
She doesnít want to come back because youíre the...

She doesnít want to come back because youíre the second coming of Mary Poppins. She wants to come back because itís what is best for them.

If you waiver, you will not be wrong. However, itís...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2016, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,057
Posted By KidGrind
I just dropped my jaw. Then I felt insulted and...

I just dropped my jaw. Then I felt insulted and angry knowing the patience and dedication I held in regards to the child and situation. Every provider I spoke to would’ve termed well before I did...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2016, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,057
Posted By KidGrind
The Power of a Provider

Recently I spoke to a former client who shared with me that a terminated DCP had a bone to pick with me:

On an outing their child had two accidents. An outing that took place 6 months plus after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2016, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,847
Posted By KidGrind
I do love the kids. The other day as I was...

I do love the kids. The other day as I was chatting with a neighbor the kids came up and I started crying.

So I’ll let some time pass and then make a decision whether to reopen or stay closed for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,304
Posted By KidGrind
:hug::hug::hug::hug::hug: No advice here...

:hug::hug::hug::hug::hug:

No advice here beyond try to take care of yourself and treat yourself to something you love.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,525
Posted By KidGrind
Itís no more prevalent in the military...

Itís no more prevalent in the military communities than civilian. Weíre just a microcosm of larger society.

The photo requesting DCM did state father would be doing all drop offs and pick ups.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,338
Posted By KidGrind
Your post holds the answer. He knows the...

Your post holds the answer. He knows the boundaries with his dad is different than with his mom. He knows a pout, whine, cry and tantrum will result with any of his whims being met.

He is not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,525
Posted By KidGrind
It’s common. A peer had one a couple of...

It’s common.

A peer had one a couple of father’s test their boundaries. She termed both.

Also a potential client requested a photo of her before the interview to see if she was attractive. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,847
Posted By KidGrind
Thank you all for the kind words, hugs and...

Thank you all for the kind words, hugs and sharing your situations.

Well the resume is finished. I’ve applied for 3 positions. We’ll see how the cookie crumbles in the upcoming months.

A...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,691
Posted By KidGrind
I told parents upfront, if your child is on...

I told parents upfront, if your child is on vacation, out sick, etc. I will take in an hourly kid if there is room.

It does not alter any fees due.

That would've be extra work and less money...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,847
Posted By KidGrind
This made me snort. Thanks all for the...

This made me snort.



Thanks all for the advice. I am plucking away at updating my resume. I am thinking Iíll fit right in at the DMV.:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,847
Posted By KidGrind
Throwing in the Towel

I donít know if this is a temporary thing or forever thing.

Itís weird to me as I thought Iíd be quitting 20 years from now. However, Iíve moved. I donít think Iíll be reopening. I am grief...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-13-2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,944
Posted By KidGrind
I donít think itís bad as you have explained it.

I donít think itís bad as you have explained it.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-13-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,347
Posted By KidGrind
1. Just because a provider isnít interested in...

1. Just because a provider isnít interested in having you as a client doesnít mean sheís isnít a good provider.

2. Again providers are people and some people have a very hard time with saying no....
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-12-2016, 06:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,347
Posted By KidGrind
Some people have a hard time telling potential...

Some people have a hard time telling potential clients that theyíre not a right fit. Some people also have a hard time telling clients theyíre still interviewing others for the spot or that theyíre...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,246
Posted By KidGrind
I would just have a policy that parents are...

I would just have a policy that parents are allowed to inspect. However, due to childrenís routine, child must leave with parent after inspection is completed.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-29-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,250
Posted By KidGrind
Itís the parents responsibility to make sure the...

Itís the parents responsibility to make sure the child is fed appropriately on their watch knowing the meal times at the daycare.

The parent altered the schedule, not the provider. The burden is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-25-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,322
Posted By KidGrind
OP, you keep saying she kicked out your child for...

OP, you keep saying she kicked out your child for no reason.

The provider did not immediately terminate childcare services, she gave you notice. There was no kicking out involved.

I’d like to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,090
Posted By KidGrind
For this reason alone I only do contracted times,...

For this reason alone I only do contracted times, I explain to parents that itís like an appointment. I give a 15 minutes window, so at the 16th minute the child is considered absent and will not be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,887
Posted By KidGrind
I had one of those and I let DCD have it. He was...

I had one of those and I let DCD have it. He was blindsided but went along with what DCM had said. We are all good today.

They stayed but I put termination on the table. My specific words...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,878
Posted By KidGrind
My thoughts too. I use to cry after I ate...

My thoughts too.

I use to cry after I ate something I lethargic. Also I had a child with an undiagnosed allergy. He was lethargic after a meal. I contacted mother for immediate pick up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,930
Posted By KidGrind
I hope you enjoy the holidays, family and...

I hope you enjoy the holidays, family and especially grandchildren during your visit!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,930
Posted By KidGrind
It is expensive, very. I am born and raised San...

It is expensive, very. I am born and raised San Francisco bay area. Iíve also lived in Southern California for over ten years. So when I moved here and people said, ďIt is a high cost of living.Ē ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,930
Posted By KidGrind
I donít know what part of Maryland. In...

I donít know what part of Maryland.

In Montgomery County infant care is highly sought after.

I prefer 2 and 5 years old.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,533
Posted By KidGrind
Last year for several days there was a storm and...

Last year for several days there was a storm and a lot of trees fell on power lines. So it was on and off back in forth. The issue I had was it was on and off for sometimes 2 to 6 hours.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,057
Posted By KidGrind
Size is not the issue. I have all boys sit and...

Size is not the issue. I have all boys sit and point down. Itís works for all sizes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 25,193
Posted By KidGrind
How do you know the child caught the illness from...

How do you know the child caught the illness from the daycare? I don’t think the provider should blame the child or parent. I also don’t think it’s logical to blame the daycare.

People often act...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 25,193
Posted By KidGrind
YOU have the responsibility to ensure you get...

YOU have the responsibility to ensure you get copies of anything you signed. The provider doesnít have to give you a copy a year down the road.

As a parent, I would just see her in court have my...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-15-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,081
Posted By KidGrind
The typical signs of bruising on her bottom,...

The typical signs of bruising on her bottom, legs, back or any areas covered by clothing.

She might be imitating a previous experience. I tell the parents all the time through imaginary play, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,543
Posted By KidGrind
I don’t allow parents to diagnose. It’s is a...

I don’t allow parents to diagnose. It’s is a liability, not even my two medical school clients. He wouldn’t be able to return to care without a doctor’s note.

I also would be allowing him to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,757
Posted By KidGrind
I refused to do daily sheets without a fee. ...

I refused to do daily sheets without a fee.

If a client wants a blow by blow of their childrenís day, I firmly believe they should hire a nanny or become a stay-at-home parent.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,533
Posted By KidGrind
Itís a health and safety issue. A lot of people...

Itís a health and safety issue. A lot of people do not consider the food and water temperature. Hot, 70 degrees, or freezing outside doesnít matter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,533
Posted By KidGrind
For health and sanitation reasons we close: ...

For health and sanitation reasons we close:

Utility Outages

• Provider will not take children into care during water or power outages under any circumstances. It’s a health and safety issue....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,578
Posted By KidGrind
I have been an Army provider. Yes a client may...

I have been an Army provider. Yes a client may be a category 3 paying you $313 per month. However, the subsidy I received each month from parent saving was $35.00 and fee equity subsidy was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,847
Posted By KidGrind
Without all the backstory, itís really simple. ...

Without all the backstory, itís really simple.


You did NOT sign the consent. As a director, she should simply respect your request. The center gives out the forms for a reason. Parents have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By KidGrind
Have your home SPOTLESS, not clean, SPOTLESS ...

Have your home SPOTLESS, not clean, SPOTLESS

I got a hit for have 3 kid plates, 3 cups, fork and spoon. They arrived after snack. Also have all your paper work and childrenís portfolios readily...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,543
Posted By KidGrind
I would tell her on Friday, ďI canít take care of...

I would tell her on Friday, ďI canít take care of ________ anymore.Ē

DCM, ďWhy?Ē

"The late nights arenít working for my family. Also _______ is constantly having potty accidents. I donít want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,847
Posted By KidGrind
It is the centerís mistake not yours. Iíd tell...

It is the centerís mistake not yours. Iíd tell her, ďI have rights as a parent. Youíve violated the agreement, not I. My kids will be attending those days as we PAY FOR THEM. It is YOUR...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,043
Posted By KidGrind
Doesnít see an issue with this perspective! ...

Doesnít see an issue with this perspective!

Yet, if a parent has signed a contractual obligation to only bring their child during work hours they should adhere to it.

It is why I close every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,543
Posted By KidGrind
BlackCat is my hero of the day.

BlackCat is my hero of the day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,360
Posted By KidGrind
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,543
Posted By KidGrind
In addition, I am attaching a form I received...

In addition, I am attaching a form I received from BlackCat. It has been a wonderful straight to the point tool to document and demonstrate to parents I mean business. Once I hand them that paper...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,543
Posted By KidGrind
Due to your personality, I donít think my normal...

Due to your personality, I donít think my normal advice would work. So I will just suggest you set up a conference with the parents. If I were you Iíd have my spouse, parent or strong personality...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,370
Posted By KidGrind
I am closed and paid.

I am closed and paid.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,478
Posted By KidGrind
Some years I buy gifts, other years I do not. It...

Some years I buy gifts, other years I do not. It all depends on what is in my heart.

If I want to, I do.
If I donít, I wonít.

I never regret my choices because I base it on how I am feeling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By KidGrind
Little Johnny has moved on. It is not of...

Little Johnny has moved on.

It is not of their business why or how another parent left.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By KidGrind
She is not picking up early, an 11:30 AM pick up...

She is not picking up early, an 11:30 AM pick up would be the amount of hours already contracted.

At the very least she would be paying $5 per hour for early care. I would charge any of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,468
Posted By KidGrind
As a retired sailor and as an active military...

As a retired sailor and as an active military family I strongly disagree with the free housing. I’ve never lived anywhere free. The rates my husband and I performed as military personnel far...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,367
Posted By KidGrind
This is all great information for the OP to chew...

This is all great information for the OP to chew on. I’d like to add anyone needing 25 hours or more a week is considered full-time. So if (AND I HAVE 3 CLIENTS DOING THIS) I have a clients...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,626
Posted By KidGrind
I would not be caring for the child if it needed...

I would not be caring for the child if it needed to sleep in a swing. It doesnít matter if the child is next to you.

My friend a professional lost a child on her watch. It only takes seconds for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,749
Posted By KidGrind
great form!

great form!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,367
Posted By KidGrind
I would offer PT paid in advance, NO SWITCHING...

I would offer PT paid in advance, NO SWITCHING DAYS due to holidays, illness or appointments. Days and hours set in stone.

I donít know the area you live in. However, Iíd offer hourly care at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By KidGrind
I hope you are charging her for the extended...

I hope you are charging her for the extended hours.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,785
Posted By KidGrind
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By KidGrind
Yes, I do one of two things. I looked them...

Yes, I do one of two things.

I looked them dead in their eyes and say, ďHelloĒ and keep doing what I am doing.

or

I looked them dead in their eyes, shake my head in disgust as I keep doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,698
Posted By KidGrind
The last part of the day is child initiated play....

The last part of the day is child initiated play. Theyíre 5 and 6, very bright and capable to find multiple activities to keep themselves busy. Some of their options areÖ..(list multiple...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,154
Posted By KidGrind
I have my whole dining room dedicated as the kids...

I have my whole dining room dedicated as the kids room. I am licensed to have my living room as a sleeping room. It is free of childcare items, unless an infant is sleeping in a playpen.

My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,101
Posted By KidGrind
Congratulations! I hope is works out for you and...

Congratulations! I hope is works out for you and your family. I am about to close too, due to a move. Iím planning on reopening in a new state. I am looking forward to the break.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-18-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,912
Posted By KidGrind
I don’t know the laws in your area. If it was...

I don’t know the laws in your area. If it was legal for you to cancel the check, I say, “smart move.”

I am only getting one side of the story. This is how I see strictly from the information you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,579
Posted By KidGrind
It wouldn’t happen in my business as I do not...

It wouldn’t happen in my business as I do not allow outside food. However, other than that parents can feed their children how they see fit, outside of abuse of course.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,407
Posted By KidGrind
I would text back, ďPer my policy once a parent...

I would text back, ďPer my policy once a parent calls out, I do not accept the child into care.Ē

If you do not have that policy, ďHello ______ Thank you for letting me know."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,569
Posted By KidGrind
Stricter policies arenít going to work. Your...

Stricter policies arenít going to work. Your history dictates that when you make a policy a parent can use words to get out of following them. DCM disrespects you because you allow it.

The great...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,855
Posted By KidGrind
As a provider I am on the childís side. I never...

As a provider I am on the childís side. I never engage in limiting a fatherís right to see, visit or pick up his child. I donít have that right legally or morally without legal documents from a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,444
Posted By KidGrind
When you chickened out you gave her the...

When you chickened out you gave her the opportunity to scam you for FREE SERVICES. I try to stay firm because I donít want to provide free services. We can all have struggles in life. It doesnít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,459
Posted By KidGrind
2-4 They listen are learning boundaries and...

2-4

They listen are learning boundaries and self regulation. I love their little minds grasping phonics, simple math and appropriate social interaction.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,444
Posted By KidGrind
:lol: She hasnít PAID YOU and wants FREE. Go...

:lol: She hasnít PAID YOU and wants FREE.

Go figure.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,839
Posted By KidGrind
Whether she stays or leaves, you are still going...

Whether she stays or leaves, you are still going to be blamed for the lice infestation. Youíre going to keep her because you want/need to and thatís okay. Just be prepared to deal with the lice AND...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By KidGrind
I would submit a request for approval from the...

I would submit a request for approval from the HOAís board.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,507
Posted By KidGrind
My thought is each provider should do what is...

My thought is each provider should do what is best for them and follow their contract. If they are only available for working hours then they should refuse to care for children when the parents are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,567
Posted By KidGrind
Youíve told them; itís their responsibility. ...

Youíve told them; itís their responsibility. Itís nice if you remind DCPs. Even so, itís NOT YOUR RESPONSIBILITY once theyíve received the list. I put in red closed next to the childís name on my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,268
Posted By KidGrind
Itís pretty much that simple. I thought her...

Itís pretty much that simple. I thought her policy was very clear and easy to understand.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,195
Posted By KidGrind
I would just put out 2-week notice as of 15...

I would just put out 2-week notice as of 15 October 2013 new business closing times on Fridays will be 4:30 PM.

When they approach you, Iíd tell them itís a business decision, their rates will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,029
Posted By KidGrind
I didnít understand what their financial...

I didnít understand what their financial situation had to do with this story. Whether well off or poor, itís not your responsibility to watch otherís children for free.

I would tell the kids and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,022
Posted By KidGrind
I recently saw this happen to another provider. ...

I recently saw this happen to another provider. It was funny to me because the negative review told the truth THAT IT WAS JUST A BITTER PARENT. The provider removed her account on the site which I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,009
Posted By KidGrind
I love BCís note, I just added the red part.

I love BCís note, I just added the red part.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,633
Posted By KidGrind
I started to type out how all this is majorly...

I started to type out how all this is majorly wrong. I’ve decided to simply tell you to term. It’s only going to get worse whether you try to rein her in or not. DCM’s blatant disrespect and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,308
Posted By KidGrind
You want to keep your sonís privacy, then do not...

You want to keep your sonís privacy, then do not do daycare.

Something inappropriate happened, through all youíve shared it doesnít appear your son is a predator. However 4 years is a huge...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,658
Posted By KidGrind
I never enroll DCKs that DCMs or families are...

I never enroll DCKs that DCMs or families are friends at the same time.

If a parent refers a family to me down the road fine. However to start them togetherÖ.H3!! no!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,821
Posted By KidGrind
Medical emergencies and death in the family.

Medical emergencies and death in the family.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,570
Posted By KidGrind
She could be crazy and needed someone to listen...

She could be crazy and needed someone to listen to her bullish!t.
She reminds me of a neighbor I had who stalked me.
She could be casing your home.
She could be trying to con you in the future.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,658
Posted By KidGrind
When I notice physical differences in my DCKs I...

When I notice physical differences in my DCKs I inform their parents. I am not a doctor. What I think is a simple red eye maybe an issue that needs immediate attention. So I give a courtesy text...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,934
Posted By KidGrind
My sincerest condolences to you and the babyís...

My sincerest condolences to you and the babyís family.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,292
Posted By KidGrind
I wear dark rinse jeans and a very stylish,...

I wear dark rinse jeans and a very stylish, simple top with stud earrings.

or

Black leggings with a solid colored tunic.

Hair in bun or pony tail and I use to be completely make up free. A...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,114
Posted By KidGrind
The nanny in question is watching her family...

The nanny in question is watching her family members own daughter, niece and nephew.

Also the original poster said, ďmost of the timeĒ in the nannyís home.

I do and can charge $10+ in my home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,114
Posted By KidGrind
$10 per hour, stick to your schedule. If you...

$10 per hour, stick to your schedule. If you need extra time then you should be willing to up it to $12 per hour.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,398
Posted By KidGrind
I think the idea of it is cool. From my...

I think the idea of it is cool.

From my perspective, the business would belong to the provider with the home. The other individual would be a co-provider. In this situation I believe two friends...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,875
Posted By KidGrind
Doesnít think this article makes us look bad. ...

Doesnít think this article makes us look bad.

Any person can google childcare deaths:

In-home
Licensed
Military
Center
Unlicensed
Illegal
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