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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Do you have signed contracts with either family? ...

Do you have signed contracts with either family? If so, what does your contract say regarding termination? Mine states that I will provide a 2-week written notice if I am no longer able to care for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,886
Since you are not getting a response from her,...

Since you are not getting a response from her, call their office and ask to speak to her, if after a day or two you still get no response, call back and ask to speak to her supervisor.

If it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,266
I, too, was going to suggest turning the ink into...

I, too, was going to suggest turning the ink into watercolor paint. I love the idea of the jump rope using the caps and middles.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Do you have a pinterest account? There are LOTS...

Do you have a pinterest account? There are LOTS of cute things listed there for printable calendars. I'm not sure what specifically you are looking for, so I didn't link anything.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,342
What you said... :D I have to include 2 of...

What you said... :D

I have to include 2 of my 3 own children in that head count. The other one will be 17 in September. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,137
We use it for our Cubscout stuff. I never...

We use it for our Cubscout stuff. I never thought about using it for daycare. I live out in a rural area, so Wifi isn't always easy to come by, so that could be a con. One pro, is that even if...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-05-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,481
I mark down all of my meals, regardless of if the...

I mark down all of my meals, regardless of if the child goes over their allotted meals for the day. If Johnny is here for breakfast, am snack, lunch and pm snack, I mark him for all 4. My food...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,402
If it makes you feel any better, I had what I...

If it makes you feel any better, I had what I felt was a major red flag during an interview I had.

We have a collie. He is as sweet as can be. He's big and hairy, so he's an outside only dog. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,443
At my old job we had to keep our computer...

At my old job we had to keep our computer accounts secure, and the password had to change every 60 days. I went through a LOT of passwords working there for 6.5 years. They varied from things like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,564
I wasn't sure how to vote, because mostly no. I...

I wasn't sure how to vote, because mostly no. I get paid for New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Eve.

If I close due to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,535
We (for the first time ever) took a family...

We (for the first time ever) took a family vacation for 10 days. I was closed 7/4 to 7/15. This week has been an adjustment back for everyone.

DCB 3 (almost 4) is usually one of my best kids. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,568
I agree with previous posters, get identification...

I agree with previous posters, get identification and check with your licensor before you answer their questions.

I one time had child protection and an officer come interview me regarding a child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,039
Before my DH and I were married, my DH's cousin...

Before my DH and I were married, my DH's cousin got married. When they sent the invite to my SIL and BIL it was only addressed to Mr & Mrs. So my SIL (the relative) called and asked. The mother of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 198,000
DCB4 "Ants are attacking my brain!!!" DCG4 ...

DCB4 "Ants are attacking my brain!!!"
DCG4 "What brain?"

I had to walk away and laugh, then come back and explain to the girl what a brain is because she didn't know, and that is what she was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,636
Your post just made me smile (multiple times). ...

Your post just made me smile (multiple times). Especially happy that your hubby is coming home. I'm sure 7 months was a long time for you to have him gone, but don't mind me asking, as far as the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,866
An automatic toilet paper dispenser (or the ones...

An automatic toilet paper dispenser (or the ones like you see at rest areas) that only allow a child to take a little bit of toilet paper, not half the roll to clog the toilet with. :)

Ok, more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,033
I certainly wouldn't want to reheat someone's...

I certainly wouldn't want to reheat someone's lunch on the stove if I was already using the stove to cook lunch for 8 other kids. That being said, I do NOT allow food from home, unless it's a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,838
I chose all day. We have one schnauzer that is...

I chose all day. We have one schnauzer that is always home, and one that travels with my DH. They are allowed to be around the kids, with the exception of meal times (Food Program requirement) or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,786
The only experience I have with cloth diapers is...

The only experience I have with cloth diapers is the fact that I wore them when I was a baby. Oh, wait, no, I have also used them as burp rags. I don't know the first thing about cloth diapering,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,106
I would state that you should have been contacted...

I would state that you should have been contacted immediately and that the fall was too serious to not contact a medical professional. Explain that you brought your child to Dr and what their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,661
I had a SA boy make a comment one time about how...

I had a SA boy make a comment one time about how it must be nice that I don't have to work. I explained to him that I do work. I explained that taking care of kids who parents go to a job outside...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,538
When I potty trained my older two, I had a potty...

When I potty trained my older two, I had a potty chair. Right now I just have a seat ring that sits on the toilet. My youngest (25mos) sometimes asks to go potty, goes, sits the seat on the toilet,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,082
Not sure how you would do this with kiddos who...

Not sure how you would do this with kiddos who may not have dad's but saw a cute footprint poem. You could take the word daddy out, I suppose. The feet were painted with a glittery paint (blue). ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,358
I don't do much for the DCKs birthdays. I get...

I don't do much for the DCKs birthdays. I get the birthday child a small present in the $5 range, maybe a little more if they are SA. I buy one card that says their age, then have all the kids sign...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
I think it depends partially on how you're...

I think it depends partially on how you're feeling. How long are you planning on taking off when the little one is born? When I had my last one, I think we told everyone (including daycare parents)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,935
I have a white board that I've made into a...

I have a white board that I've made into a calendar by the door. On it is the current month and the upcoming month. It shows my closure dates and any other important days. I also send home about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,603
From the way it was written, I'd almost assume it...

From the way it was written, I'd almost assume it was a first time mom. At the same time, I think it is great that she is willing to take the time to share with you the things she does at home with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,848
I can't believe I forgot about ear infections. ...

I can't believe I forgot about ear infections. My oldest (16.5yrs) battled with them. She had tubes in at 5 months, and since has had both of her ear drums rupture several times. An ear infection...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,848
Everything else normal with the child? Normal...

Everything else normal with the child? Normal diaper routines; not constipated? I know we hate the teething excuse, but are there bumps in the child's mouth? When my youngest was teething she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,975
I would have done what the previous poster said,...

I would have done what the previous poster said, about getting in the shower anyway. Would not have answered the door until I was dressed and ready for my day. I may have answered the phone and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,336
I'm laughing because I completely agree with you....

I'm laughing because I completely agree with you.

I thought I ran a pretty relaxed atmosphere. We don't do curriculum learning, but my kids learn through play. Thankfully we have no TV...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Maybe the author made a typo, and truly intends...

Maybe the author made a typo, and truly intends on charging $150 per WEEK and not per month. I would be too tempted to contact the person and inquire. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,297
I would tell the mom that dcg seems very...

I would tell the mom that dcg seems very concerned and tell her what she told you. I would tell the mom that you want to be able to continue to provide dcg with the care that she needs. Make sure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Personally I do both letters/hand-outs and...

Personally I do both letters/hand-outs and verbal. I also keep a white board calendar by the door that has upcoming events (closures, etc). I can understand that the letters may feel impersonal,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,851
I completely agree about mailing the receipts...

I completely agree about mailing the receipts certified with return receipt, or even signature required. This way you have proof you mailed them, and have proof that someone accepted them. Good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,684
Maybe this is normal to mom, the runny/soft...

Maybe this is normal to mom, the runny/soft stools. Maybe they don't always leak out of the diaper at home, so to her, nothing seems out of sorts.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,834
I like how it points out that it isn't just a...

I like how it points out that it isn't just a problem in the now, that the child will continue to have problems later on in life. The author is very direct and explanative. I would like to find a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,231
I have a clause in my contract that addresses...

I have a clause in my contract that addresses intentional destruction. It reads:

I believe children are responsible for their actions and we teach them to respect other peoples property and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,200
I have a lot of little people sets. Most of...

I have a lot of little people sets. Most of which have been bought second hand. I keep the sets separate in totes. I rotate the sets out every few weeks. We are due to rotate out our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,654
Great suggestions. I too was going to suggest...

Great suggestions. I too was going to suggest special art supplies, maybe thread and beads for jewelry making (friendship bracelets, necklaces, etc).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,245
Your example listed would be part-time care. I...

Your example listed would be part-time care. I have several kids that are on a drop-in status. They are here maybe 5 days out of the whole month. Mom will get a hold of me usually the week before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,822
Is it safe to assume this is NOT what you're...

Is it safe to assume this is NOT what you're looking for?
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DVoS8wvy4CU/TjXOT_npXsI/AAAAAAAADpM/Fk0fjaCLcRc/s320/bubpee.jpg

Can't help you, as we all go potty before we go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,089
No, it'll smell like beer and human methane. :lol:

No, it'll smell like beer and human methane. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,816
Are all warts contagious? I guess I never...

Are all warts contagious? I guess I never realized that.

I discovered a wart on a daycare boy, and we just put a band-aid on it and pointed it out to mom when she picked up. She seemed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,025
Very interesting point with the unionization bit....

Very interesting point with the unionization bit. I would not have put 2 & 2 together.

I know recently the county I live in had training from our licensor addressing infants and sleeping due to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,083
I do school aged care, and have 3 SA DCKs along...

I do school aged care, and have 3 SA DCKs along with my own son. One of the kids is in my son's class, and he's been with me the longest. I live outside a very small town. My kids' graduating...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,631
I was going to say almost this exactly! likethis

I was going to say almost this exactly! likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,569
I guess if it were me, I'd talk to parent/s about...

I guess if it were me, I'd talk to parent/s about it. Tell them if they need you, you are willing to stay. My father, years ago, taught me to ask for what I want. Worst thing she/they can do is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
It was a very rainy day yesterday and I had one...

It was a very rainy day yesterday and I had one get dropped off during our morning outside time. We happened to be outside between showers. All of the kids had puddle jumpers (rain boots) on,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 949
I would say 10:30a/11a. Depending on the...

I would say 10:30a/11a. Depending on the weather, this is our first outside trip. It lets the kids run around like wild animals, scream, yell (we live out in the country, closest neighbor 1/2mile...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Poll: Question...
Views: 1,272
^^What she said. :)

^^What she said. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4,832
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 478,875
Could you take the child with you while you drop...

Could you take the child with you while you drop your son off, and have the mom meet you there?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 60,506
The only fuzzy caterpillars I've ever seen are...

The only fuzzy caterpillars I've ever seen are Wooly Bears. You guys made me very nervous, and on some quick research, they do NOT appear to be harmful. The only other caterpillar I've seen that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,440
How did you resist from saying anything in...

How did you resist from saying anything in response to her?????? How long has he been with you?

I would have said little Johnny has been fine here with Bobby, Jenny, Susie, Timmy and Sammy. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,956
When people call for an interview I disclose that...

When people call for an interview I disclose that we have 2 1/2 dogs, and two cats that think they are dogs. Our large dog (70lb Collie) is an outside dog, as the two cats are also outside (barn)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,100
We like to play catch with large playground ball....

We like to play catch with large playground ball. We also like to "pass" a soccer ball back and forth to each other with our feet. The youngest of this group will be 2 the end of the month, and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,812
My hubby would strangle me if I tried to move the...

My hubby would strangle me if I tried to move the dc out into the garage. He is often gone with his line of work, and when he is home, the garage is his "man cave", "hidey-hole", "escape". However...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,296
The pediatrician told me my daughter is lactose...

The pediatrician told me my daughter is lactose intolerant. She had issues with GERD (acid reflux) as a baby as well. She will be 2 the end of this month.

She can have most cheeses, but not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 198,000
DCB4 "Hey look! I have a wayro car. Waaaayro,...

DCB4 "Hey look! I have a wayro car. Waaaayro, waaaayro, waaaayro, waaaayro"

The car, in case you were wondering, was black and white with red and blue lights on top of it. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
I have to thank the OP for asking for help. ...

I have to thank the OP for asking for help. After suggesting the photo/scrap book it has really made me think I need to do something like this for me. I have pics that I have taken of the kids past...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,320
I would not put sunscreen on the child every day,...

I would not put sunscreen on the child every day, only when absolutely necessary. Yes I understand the child needs to be protected by the suns UV rays (regardless of skin color), but I would fear...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-12-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,033
That looks like the same recipe I use. My kiddos...

That looks like the same recipe I use. My kiddos (both mine and dcks) like it much better than the store bought stuff. I have had 2 moms ask for my 'taco recipe' because their tacos don't taste as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
You could create a large sized daycare photo...

You could create a large sized daycare photo album/scrap book (12x12) and give each child their own page (or two). Put the child's pictures on the page in chronological order. They could then be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
likethis I LOVE this!!!!

likethis I LOVE this!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,811
Don't forget the feeding, grooming and barn...

Don't forget the feeding, grooming and barn cleaning with that 4 hp!! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
We have quiet time from 1 to 3. I'd say at least...

We have quiet time from 1 to 3. I'd say at least once a week we eat lunch early 11:30 instead of 12 and naptime starts by 12:30p. Even then, they all nap until 3 if it stays quiet enough. (When...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,683
My dd will be 2 the end of this month and she...

My dd will be 2 the end of this month and she listens and follows 1 and 2 step directions. My ds who is 7.5 listens, but if you give him more than 2 step directions to follow he gets side tracked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,390
Thank you so much!! You've just turned on a...

Thank you so much!! You've just turned on a light bulb for me.

I often use the FlyLady's website for cleaning/org guidance. One thing she really stresses is getting dressed each morning to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,390
You mean this isn't the norm at your house? ...

You mean this isn't the norm at your house? :lol:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_0CbY6icQ2WU/TORqP8ua6nI/AAAAAAAAA3Q/GFyEv4Agw2o/s1600/50s-housewife-oven.jpg
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,617
I have never had a parent ask if we have guns on...

I have never had a parent ask if we have guns on our property. It is required by licensing that they are locked up, with ammunition locked separately. My licensor does check this each time she is...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 03-20-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,198
Not sure if you are on pinterest, but there are...

Not sure if you are on pinterest, but there are lots of freezer meal ideas, most of which then go into the crock pot.

Here are some links to other peoples' blogs (that I found via pinterest) ;)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Check out http://www.mindware.com for a lot of...

Check out http://www.mindware.com for a lot of awesome ideas. I ordered a tin-can robot for my son for Christmas from them, and added to the order some fun coloring books.

Also, free with the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-16-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,505
I was going to suggest rubbing alcohol for the...

I was going to suggest rubbing alcohol for the ink stains, but most hand sanitizers have that as an ingredient, and they likely smell better too. :)

Have you tried talking to him to see if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 852
There is a book called "I'm a Big Brother" by...

There is a book called "I'm a Big Brother" by Joanna Cole. There is also one called "The New Baby" by Mercer Mayer.

Otherwise, maybe a big brother tshirt for him and a little sister onesie for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,269
I do like the drawing idea, I also like the have...

I do like the drawing idea, I also like the have them talk it out method, unfortunately, for one particular child neither of these would work well. She is nearly 4. If I send her to draw, everyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,220
I am not expecting much of a change with my kids....

I am not expecting much of a change with my kids. My own dd (23mo) is going to be my biggest challenge. She didn't nap long Saturday or yesterday, so today might be a bit more difficult. It has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,846
Your poor brother. It sounds like he is...

Your poor brother. It sounds like he is strong-willed and big hearted in order to put up with such abuse and not wanting the other boys to get in trouble. I am sure he fears further retaliation. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,880
I don't think I would close, but I could...

I don't think I would close, but I could definitely be more choosy of the families and hours I accepted. :) I really like some of my families and would want them to stick around.

My DH and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,899
My own kids really only had issues when they were...

My own kids really only had issues when they were ill or teething. My older two, you could use anything from powder to any diapering product to just a soda bath. My youngest, on the other hand, is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,273
Mine states that they have to be symptom free...

Mine states that they have to be symptom free from diarrhea for 24 hours without the aid of medication. It also states that "If your child develops any of the above symptoms while in my care, or any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Welcome! Don't be a stranger.

Welcome! Don't be a stranger.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,654
Mine reads: Policies for Ill Children and...

Mine reads:

Policies for Ill Children and Disease Notification Procedures- The Health Department regulations prohibit the admittance of any child into a family childcare home that exhibits any of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,859
I saw the picture of the farm scene yesterday,...

I saw the picture of the farm scene yesterday, and I thought it was flood waters. When I opened the story and realized it was spider webs I couldn't help but to show my 16yr old dd. She and I both...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,606
I don't subscribe to any childrens online...

I don't subscribe to any childrens online learning sites. There are plenty of free ones available. Starfall.com and pbskids.org are the first two that come to mind. My SIL used to do daycare, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,188
Sometimes I say "walking feet" and if the runner...

Sometimes I say "walking feet" and if the runner keeps up his/her pace he gets to walk back from the place he/she started running and walk from there.

Everybody knows that we run outside and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 198,000
DCB (Turned 4 on Monday), DCG almost 4, and DD...

DCB (Turned 4 on Monday), DCG almost 4, and DD (almost 2) were crawling around today pretending to be puppies. This is VERY common lately. The light must have been just right today, DCB stops,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,164
All I am required to have is a flashlight and...

All I am required to have is a flashlight and radio. We have a bathroom in our basement, so I wouldn't have thought of the bucket, but it's a GREAT idea. We have a pantry down there with canned and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
I round to the nearest 15 minute mark. I have it...

I round to the nearest 15 minute mark. I have it in my contract that I do so. I charge hourly, and I will also round to the nearest $0.25 per my contract. It makes life easier. Though I usually...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,444
I was just going to ask if you let him stand and...

I was just going to ask if you let him stand and pee, and suggest cheerios too. :) I'd try that and see how it works.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,062
When I lived out in Oregon (I was in a little...

When I lived out in Oregon (I was in a little logging town west of Portland), my son had a yellow lined rain coat and a pair of rain pants. They are packed away right now, but will likely come out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,243
I stumbled across this site once, and now I'm in...

I stumbled across this site once, and now I'm in love with it! I've only been on about a week or so though. Here is mine. http://pinterest.com/glquigley/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,052
Out Of The Norm Text

I know some of you don't typically communicate via text with your parents. I'll generally call them if I need something, but usually a text is faster when you consider the noise levels on both ends...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,956
I am open today, but only have one extra here,...

I am open today, but only have one extra here, his mom is a casino employee, and dad a mechanic. My own dd (20mo), ds (7), and dd (16) are all here today too, as we don't have school.

My other...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-18-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,239
The hours should be 3256 like you added. You...

The hours should be 3256 like you added. You made me slightly worried because I never actually looked at mine before I sent it to the accountant.

One thought (and my only suggesetion) is I am...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-18-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,874
I agree with previous posters. You may pay more...

I agree with previous posters. You may pay more for a CPA, but they are paid for their knowledge. I am also a firm believer in "you get what you pay for" and believe me I like my money and don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,535
Not sure what your kids' activities are, but...

Not sure what your kids' activities are, but could they get a ride from someone else (teammate/friend)? I know it isn't pleasant to rely on other people, but that way they could at least still do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,474
I am the same way, excluding on the second...

I am the same way, excluding on the second episode. I may give the parents a heads up after the first episode depending on how bad it was. It depends on the child and parent.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,949
This is how I do it too. I never thought of...

This is how I do it too. I never thought of coughing or sneezing into the group food, but it hasn't been an issue either.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,137
Whining, taunting, and just general crabby crying...

Whining, taunting, and just general crabby crying does irritate me. But my first thought when I read the thread title, was I cringe at the sound of paper ripping, especially not sure what the source...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,318
I am the same way. We read, play, count, sing,...

I am the same way. We read, play, count, sing, talk about letters and their sounds, but it is all through a form of play. We do art projects, using markers/crayons/pencils, glue, scissors so they...
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