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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By Snowmom
I take part time with some contingencies: 1....

I take part time with some contingencies:

1. The rate is higher per day than other FT families. The rate is per DAY, regardless of how many hours and the schedule request can not interfere with my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By Snowmom
Totally reasonable and typical as well. ...

Totally reasonable and typical as well.

Regression is a normal response in some kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,893
Posted By Snowmom
I think if you can afford the ups/downs of...

I think if you can afford the ups/downs of enrollment, it wouldn't be a bad idea. Thinking about the clientele who work weekends, the vast majority of those employees are on the lower end of the pay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,633
Posted By Snowmom
I had a restaurant job more than 20 years ago. I...

I had a restaurant job more than 20 years ago. I still have frequent nightmares of being "in the weeds".

It's nice to hear that you miss (some) of it though. I keep trying to get out of this biz,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Snowmom
I know this thread is a bit old but I thought I'd...

I know this thread is a bit old but I thought I'd share what I'm doing.

Both Target (dollar spot) and 5 Below have little herb and flower kits for around $1/piece. They come in their own cute...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Snowmom
The only "paid vacation" in my contract is the...

The only "paid vacation" in my contract is the Christmas Break. I am closed 12/24-1/1, paid.
Beyond that, I factor in an additional 10 days paid into my rates but to my clients... it's "unpaid" ;) ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Snowmom
Absolutely. Any parent that says a child has...

Absolutely.

Any parent that says a child has allergies of any kind- it must be documented by a licensed professional with an allergy plan on file. It must state what the allergy is, how it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Snowmom
I'm in-home. No daycare adults come in my house. ...

I'm in-home. No daycare adults come in my house.
Parties have always been a daytime thing for the kids anyway. So, no.

Schools aren't letting adults come in to celebrate anything either! I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By Snowmom
You know, I'm kind of mixed on this subject. ...

You know, I'm kind of mixed on this subject.

There has been legislation talks about making providers (in home and center) call when families don't arrive on time. I totally get that hot car deaths...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By Snowmom
"My program doesn't allow me to change the...

"My program doesn't allow me to change the schedule and sufficiently supervise all the children in group care here. I'm afraid I'm just not able to accept a drop in mid-day."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,138
Posted By Snowmom
Beyond what's already been said (which is all...

Beyond what's already been said (which is all great), I definitely would not let her alone in your house again.

It's a liability, simply a risk. Too many variables on what could happen. Plus, if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,480
Posted By Snowmom
Glad to hear it's going well!

Glad to hear it's going well!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,480
Posted By Snowmom
I think I seriously would have laughed my a** off...

I think I seriously would have laughed my a** off at this comment. Plus replied with "I guess you had it pretty good here, too bad you didn't appreciate it while it lasted."

Don't feel bad for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By Snowmom
Use wall space. Heavy duty command hooks are...

Use wall space.
Heavy duty command hooks are your friend.

I also use heavy duty magnets on my metal door to hold up a clear shoe organizer for items like shoes, mittens, hats, etc.
These...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By Snowmom
Your best bet is to write up a formal policy. ...

Your best bet is to write up a formal policy.
Hand it out when families even mention potty training.
Have a clear list of what you expect from the child, the supplies you need (ex: thick pants,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By Snowmom
Yes, unless it's bad weather. Then I sometimes...

Yes, unless it's bad weather. Then I sometimes opt to close.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-16-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 612
Posted By Snowmom
I'm kind of feeling that too. Here I was,...

I'm kind of feeling that too.

Here I was, assuming the enrollment fee was $500-$1000.:o

After a year and a half of fulfilled services, I wouldn't expect any money back. $150 over the period of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Snowmom
I'm in a larger city/population area. My...

I'm in a larger city/population area.

My rates are around $200/week for any age. It does vary based on pick up time they contract- it can be a little lower or a little higher depending.
I charge...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,704
Posted By Snowmom
That's a pretty bold and ignorant statement. ...

That's a pretty bold and ignorant statement.

There are two providers, including myself, who have in home daycares in my neighborhood. We both have up to 12 kids. Our homes are more orderly,...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-14-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 612
Posted By Snowmom
To address ^ this first, any company can do this...

To address ^ this first, any company can do this to you. That's why we (consumers) do our due diligence when enrolling or hiring services. We get referrals, we look at the BBB, we look at the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-12-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 612
Posted By Snowmom
Why not reach out and ask what the plans are and...

Why not reach out and ask what the plans are and if the hours truly are changing?

FWIW, my registration fee not only covers paperwork, it covers basic supplies each child needs from wipes, to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Snowmom
It's plenty! Go, enjoy yourself.

It's plenty! Go, enjoy yourself.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By Snowmom
I don't allow changes. If they want to arrive...

I don't allow changes. If they want to arrive later than their contracted time, no problem as long as it's before 9:00am.
I make it clear that I am NOT available before their contract arrival time...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-11-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Snowmom
If you want a guarantee, you should pay 100% of...

If you want a guarantee, you should pay 100% of weekly fees starting immediately (if the spot is currently open).

I wouldn't secure a spot either unless full fees are paid from the moment the spot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By Snowmom
I have 3 Germ Guardian air purifiers. I love them...

I have 3 Germ Guardian air purifiers. I love them that much.
I have seasonal allergies and definitely notice when they're not running.
As far as Covid goes, who knows if they really help filter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,723
Posted By Snowmom
I am 2 days past my 2nd dose of Moderna. ...

I am 2 days past my 2nd dose of Moderna.

The only thing that really came out of the first dose was a bit of a headache, sore arm and a little tired. Then on Day 7, I had "covid arm" (a large red,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Snowmom
Do you even have the records? Even the IRS...

Do you even have the records?
Even the IRS standard for keeping records is 3 years. I'd say NO unless it was easily accessible.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 791
Posted By Snowmom
I'm so sorry Michael. My condolences to you and...

I'm so sorry Michael. My condolences to you and your wife.

I'm sure we're all up for whatever you need or decide to do with the site. Please let us know if we can help in any way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By Snowmom
:lol: I love how you handled the potty parent. ...

:lol: I love how you handled the potty parent.

It takes some time to gain that backbone. But I think you're well on your way! Welcome to the club!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-31-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By Snowmom
I truly hope that child isn't in a facility 11.5...

I truly hope that child isn't in a facility 11.5 hours a day, 5 days a week. That's insane.

No, they didn't breach your contract if notice was given and you agreed (agreed=staying enrolled and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,723
Posted By Snowmom
I got my Moderna vaccine 2 days ago. The...

I got my Moderna vaccine 2 days ago.

The process was incredibly quick (Minneapolis).
I was there no more than 45 minutes and that was with the 30 minutes of observation. It was 30 minutes for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,595
Posted By Snowmom
I'm still stuck on the "wants an owlet and yet...

I'm still stuck on the "wants an owlet and yet wants to sleep in a swing". :confused::confused:

This one is wacky.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By Snowmom
In my contract, I include an Emergency Procedures...

In my contract, I include an Emergency Procedures addendum.

Acknowledgements:
The following emergency procedures are put into effect.

Daycare will close under the following circumstances...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,723
Posted By Snowmom
Yikes. I hope that's not the case here. I have...

Yikes. I hope that's not the case here.
I have my appointment this week during nap time. 15 minutes away and they say to expect 1/2 hour at the site.
Hopefully my husband won't be doing diaper...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By Snowmom
:eek: She hit her mom and that was...

:eek:

She hit her mom and that was acceptable?

I think I'd be having a conversation with mom. I expect all the families I accept into my program to be role models for ALL the other children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By Snowmom
I wouldn't ignore it. I'd probably say...

I wouldn't ignore it.

I'd probably say something like: "Hi DCM, I want to touch base about Joey's schedule. Now that he's approaching 10 months and reaching some important milestones, I will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By Snowmom
Honestly, at this point of the pandemic, there is...

Honestly, at this point of the pandemic, there is no "alarming them unnecessarily".
I would tell them of the possibility and probably throw in a warning of possible closure and potential isolation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Snowmom
Discount School Supply has many options. ...

Discount School Supply has many options.

Personally, I never preferred all-in-one type furniture since it seems harder to clean and maintain.

My go to's are stackable high chairs (Ikea) and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By Snowmom
If they are relevant to the job you are seeking-...

If they are relevant to the job you are seeking- yes. But you don't necessarily have to put a timeframe or even the standard resume format. You could put a general synopsis of related work experience...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 725,907
Posted By Snowmom
Good for you for recognizing and solving it!...

Good for you for recognizing and solving it! That's one of the biggest obstacles for people in this job.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By Snowmom
Centers are closing from mandates or lack of...

Centers are closing from mandates or lack of enrollment?

All childcare (centers and in-home) have all remained open through everything so far in MN. All our local schools went 100% distance...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By Snowmom
In this particular moment in time (pandemic), I'm...

In this particular moment in time (pandemic), I'm sure a lot of people will be "job hopping".
I personally know of several that have worked in high paying professional fields that are now working...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 975
Posted By Snowmom
Let's break this down into simplistics. You have...

Let's break this down into simplistics. You have two issues: biting and pacifier use.
Which would you rather have?

Personally, as a parent, I would rather have a pacifier user to satisfy that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 7,499
Posted By Snowmom
Soooo... getting back to the OP. Yes, I will...

Soooo... getting back to the OP.
Yes, I will get the vaccine when available.

The benefits outweigh the risks for me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,288
Posted By Snowmom
I always buy the kids a gift to open at our...

I always buy the kids a gift to open at our daycare party.
Usually a toy under $20 each.

I usually make a large assortment of cookies and Chex/muddy mix to send home with the parents. This year,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By Snowmom
Have you ever seen your provider over ratio...

Have you ever seen your provider over ratio before? Are there any other concerns you've had other than that one day?

How exactly did you count 16? Were they all in one room and you were able to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By Snowmom
Oh jeez! I got an email this past August...

Oh jeez!

I got an email this past August saying "Hi Miss Snowmom. We won't be enrolling this Fall after all since I can stay home a little longer with the babe. We'll let you know next year....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By Snowmom
My advice is to stop worrying about what's best...

My advice is to stop worrying about what's best for others and take off what YOU want to take off. They really shouldn't have a say in it at all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,149
Posted By Snowmom
I have one who is obsessed with diaper loads. ...

I have one who is obsessed with diaper loads.
As in, he sneaks up behind the young ones wearing diapers and squeezes the "juice". You know- the sag in a dirty diaper.

If there isn't any, he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By Snowmom
I have a young 2 yr old enrolled who does the...

I have a young 2 yr old enrolled who does the same thing.
I tried a nap mat his first week and he was so stressed and anxious that he didn't sleep at all. I talked to mom and she mentioned that he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,859
Posted By Snowmom
Not harsh at all. Reality. Most jobs and...

Not harsh at all. Reality.
Most jobs and services you enroll in will have a trial period.
If you can't get on board in a certain time period (usually two weeks), you hit the road.

In my own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,704
Posted By Snowmom
That's tough, I'm sorry it's stressing you out. ...

That's tough, I'm sorry it's stressing you out.

Other than what's already mentioned, I can suggest a sound board. My brother lined the walls of his room with them after my mom complained that his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,017
Posted By Snowmom
Yes, it makes me nervous. But I also know...

Yes, it makes me nervous.
But I also know there not much we can do to avoid getting cases in daycare in the grand scheme. You can tighten your policies, require isolation or close for extended...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By Snowmom
I threw that $50 paperweight away this morning. ...

I threw that $50 paperweight away this morning.

No amount of calibration ever made it reliable. I went back to tympanic and resigned myself to investing in endless amounts of ear covers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By Snowmom
I have requested families to bring in one group...

I have requested families to bring in one group supply per month to help offset costs. Luckily, they've been very generous and don't just bring in one tiny box of Kleenex! I've gotten a 12 pack of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By Snowmom
My personal policy is: if I am open, rates are...

My personal policy is: if I am open, rates are due.

It doesn't affect me financially too much to close unpaid for a couple weeks (since my SO pays the mortgage). But I've been debating coming up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,600
Posted By Snowmom
This was a big one for me too. I'm in my 40's....

This was a big one for me too. I'm in my 40's. This job has been directly responsible for 4 hospitalizations for me. The MRSA infection (99.99% sure I contracted it from one particular family) almost...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,600
Posted By Snowmom
Thanks all! lovethis If I get the job, I...

Thanks all! lovethis

If I get the job, I will likely still check in every once in awhile. It's a county job with rotating shifts (10-12 hours, 4 days/week).
I still plan on keeping my license...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,600
Posted By Snowmom
I have an interview tomorrow- complete career...

I have an interview tomorrow- complete career change.

How do I know I want to leave:
1. I dread opening my doors in the morning.
2. I have no desire to do activities beyond what's necessary to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 725,907
Posted By Snowmom
It takes FORRRREVERRR to get on. Then you get the...

It takes FORRRREVERRR to get on. Then you get the kids that whine after two minutes to go back inside.

We have lots of "nature-based" preschools around here that require rain gear to enroll. REI...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By Snowmom
Doctor/Nurses kids... oye. Worst of the worst. ...

Doctor/Nurses kids... oye. Worst of the worst.


But yes, be super picky about those teacher families. You'll always find the teachers who feel entitled to get summers free, holidays prorated and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 725,907
Posted By Snowmom
Merrels brand of these are super sturdy and comfy!

Merrels brand of these are super sturdy and comfy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 725,907
Posted By Snowmom
I wipe my outside play area off before we go out...

I wipe my outside play area off before we go out as well.

But honestly, wet is wet- it wouldn't make a difference if the child was wearing sweats, jeans or leggings to me. If they sit in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 725,907
Posted By Snowmom
I prefer leggings over jeans any day. I have...

I prefer leggings over jeans any day.

I have had several families dress their still-diapered kids in skinny jeans and I will 100% change them as soon as they walk in the door. I hate those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By Snowmom
Figure out what's important to you in this...

Figure out what's important to you in this instance.

Some questions to ask yourself:
Do you truly feel it's too difficult or stressful on you to have a child off for 3 months and have to adapt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By Snowmom
Absolutely! It's the state of the world right...

Absolutely! It's the state of the world right now. :confused:
I'm open=they pay.
They agreed to pay for any/all sick days when they signed on. Of course, it wasn't 14 days pre-covid and it will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By Snowmom
One and done. Feces is one of the #1 disease...

One and done.
Feces is one of the #1 disease spreaders. So many viruses shed through feces!
Not to mention the time it takes to clean up. No thanks. One incident and they're sent home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By Snowmom
Good for you! Strengthening that back bone is one...

Good for you! Strengthening that back bone is one of the hardest things to do.


The threads are still great to read even when you've read them a dozen times already! It's such a wealth of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By Snowmom
Running your own business is a risk no matter...

Running your own business is a risk no matter what product or service you offer.
Daycare in itself is not a huge money maker. So, being that you would be paying rent on an apartment you don't live...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-08-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,413
Posted By Snowmom
I 1000% agree with Blackcat. This is an...

I 1000% agree with Blackcat.

This is an issue that gets under my skin so much. Just because you can send a text at 3am, doesn't mean you should. If you are up at 3am and don't think you'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By Snowmom
No bleach- you'll wreck your carpet and...

No bleach- you'll wreck your carpet and furniture.
Sanitizing tabs are what these usually use. Like Steramine tablets (Amazon).

Honestly, unless you purchase an electrostatic sprayer, then it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By Snowmom
Personally, I would just leave out that...

Personally, I would just leave out that mid-section about your next endeavor. If they ask, then I wouldn't have an issue telling them. But at this point, it doesn't serve a real purpose and honestly,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,344
Posted By Snowmom
I think it should be expected to address it with...

I think it should be expected to address it with her because it's a liability!
Running around with lax supervision instead of direction... it only takes one car going by to change everyone's family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By Snowmom
I'm confused. What do you mean "I don't trust...

I'm confused. What do you mean "I don't trust this"?

Your state should be giving you guidance in what to exclude for in terms of Covid. You can always come up with your own policies as well....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By Snowmom
Will it offend somebody? Sure, because that's the...

Will it offend somebody? Sure, because that's the way our society is these days. Someone always has to feel they should be offended by different views.
Would I allow it? Yes, of course. I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,513
Posted By Snowmom
The only thing I say now when this kind of thing...

The only thing I say now when this kind of thing happens is: "Is someone hurt?"

No.

The first couple times, I'll respond with "then I don't need to know." After that, I don't say anything else,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,087
Posted By Snowmom
Respectful people would feel bad, yes. To her,...

Respectful people would feel bad, yes.
To her, she got your permission to be late when she did it the first time and got away with it without consequence.
Unfortunately, with these types of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 725,907
Posted By Snowmom
I had a funny thing happen the other day. I...

I had a funny thing happen the other day.
I had scheduled a day off for September (scheduled in July) but later cancelled it (with several weeks notice) since I had to switch some things in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,159
Posted By Snowmom
Empathy for what? Clothing is a pretty standard...

Empathy for what? Clothing is a pretty standard requirement.:confused:

If you're unhappy with what your daycare requires, find a different place. It's a pretty easy solution there.

Each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By Snowmom
I was going to say this too. Sometimes I...

I was going to say this too.

Sometimes I get snarky and say "Did something happen at home because sometimes they don't want to leave me." :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By Snowmom
Is this the same person/situation from months...

Is this the same person/situation from months ago?

OP, unless you are suffering from affects of the situation (ex: they're bad mouthing you or making it difficult to find a new job), there's not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 725,907
Posted By Snowmom
Wow. I didn't find Dad funny. I think he's an...

Wow. I didn't find Dad funny. I think he's an a**.

Illnesses will be the end of me in this business. I will go bezerk on a parent one day.
I even had one bring in a kid today with 102 temp. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,581
Posted By Snowmom
I'm so sorry she's going through this! I hope...

I'm so sorry she's going through this! I hope they're taking good care of her! It sounds so different for everyone with no rhyme/reason.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,581
Posted By Snowmom
My heart breaks for these stories. I wasn't...

My heart breaks for these stories.

I wasn't sure how to personally answer the poll.
I was sick in March and there wasn't any testing available here. I was told that I had pneumonia from my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By Snowmom
Any coughing goes home here. Period. And...

Any coughing goes home here. Period.

And allergies always need documentation by a DR with a plan of treatment on file. But I will still exclude for coughing right now- even with allergies.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By Snowmom
I'm a 7:30-4:30 person. I changed dc hours about...

I'm a 7:30-4:30 person. I changed dc hours about 5 years ago and will never go back to earlier or later.

My husband usually takes our son to hockey. Mainly because I hate helping with hockey...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,272
Posted By Snowmom
:lol: Badmouthed? She was being a diligent...

:lol:
Badmouthed?

She was being a diligent customer by asking for other's opinions and experience. IMHO, consumers NEED to be weary of online companies and question their authenticity. There are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By Snowmom
My late fee policy: Arriving AT or AFTER...

My late fee policy:

Arriving AT or AFTER your contracted deadline is considered late and you will incur late fees equal to $1 per minute for every minute you are on the daycare premises.


I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By Snowmom
Short answer: No. You're not unreasonable at all....

Short answer: No. You're not unreasonable at all.

Long answer: We're living in a global pandemic.
During this pandemic, you as the caregiver of a large group of children are responsible for...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 07-07-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,077
Posted By Snowmom
How Do We Fill Out This PPP Forgiveness Stuff?

My brain is hurting!
I opened the form(s) from PayPal on how to apply for forgiveness and I'm seriously in tears trying to figure this stuff out! I've read and re-read all this at least a dozen...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,323
Posted By Snowmom
You should have gotten direction on what's...

You should have gotten direction on what's needed, if anything. Most grants either expect you to submit receipts OR simply just agree to use the funds for your business.

If there was no outlined...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,619
Posted By Snowmom
Nope, never. Unless I made an error, I...

Nope, never.

Unless I made an error, I don't apologize.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,520
Posted By Snowmom
It depends on how your contract is worded. ...

It depends on how your contract is worded.

If you contain everything that a contract needs to contain but refer to it as your handbook and contract (like I do), it is 100% enforceable in court.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By Snowmom
Like Cat herder, only if I actually know the...

Like Cat herder, only if I actually know the provider.

Otherwise, I usually give a few resources that may be helpful.

I have a neighbor who is also licensed. I actually like her and have no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 892
Posted By Snowmom
I wouldn't bring in anything like that. ...

I wouldn't bring in anything like that.

Focus your interview on what you want in a job. Meaning: "I am looking for a position with a quality employer that will support employment with me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,520
Posted By Snowmom
I used to have 2 (handbook and also a contract). ...

I used to have 2 (handbook and also a contract).
I had them sign the contract and also sign a handbook release that states they received it and will follow all policies as outlined.

Now, I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By Snowmom
Honestly, I'd just give them notice now. I...

Honestly, I'd just give them notice now.
I refuse to be on edge with families. Communication is essential and it sounds like they don't feel the same.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,165
Posted By Snowmom
Unless you're going to restrict families from...

Unless you're going to restrict families from coming inside (which I am in TOTAL support of and do it myself), then you are going to have to address it to her directly.

"Mom, the best approach to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By Snowmom
Not here. I had two out last week. Diarrhea...

Not here.

I had two out last week. Diarrhea on one, coughing for another. Another out this week with rashes.

Still have the same "allergies" excuse. Which I do not believe since these are kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,470
Posted By Snowmom
Yes, I'd be concerned too. You mentioned...

Yes, I'd be concerned too.

You mentioned she's 4.5. What are the plans for the upcoming school year? Have the parents mentioned if she'd be going to kinder or preschool? Are they planning another...
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