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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By Pandaluver21
First- Terminate Jr. Screamer immediately. Send...

First- Terminate Jr. Screamer immediately. Send home notice today, they will not be allowed back in care tomorrow.
Second- If you're done, that's completely understandable, but don't let bad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 566
Posted By Pandaluver21
I can't even imagine. :hug:

I can't even imagine. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By Pandaluver21
:hug: Welcome! This site definitely helps...

:hug: Welcome!
This site definitely helps with getting that backbone!
Great job standing up to the parents, and I hope they all get their acts together! :lol:lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 633
Posted By Pandaluver21
I would definitely love to see more traffic, and...

I would definitely love to see more traffic, and if mobile is the way to go that might be worth it... HOWEVER I would hate to loose all the history we have on here. My vote would definitely be more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By Pandaluver21
Old post! He's 2 now, and sleeping 2-3 hours. We...

Old post! He's 2 now, and sleeping 2-3 hours. We just pushed through and he figured it out. He has gone through a few regressions (when we moved, and when we potty trained) but other than that does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,206
Posted By Pandaluver21
I have "quiet hours" meaning they can text but...

I have "quiet hours" meaning they can text but after a certain time of day I stop responding and will pick it up the next day. Also, if I'm WORKING I'm not on my phone, so unless it's an emergency I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,222
Posted By Pandaluver21
I'm with you, most kid movies don't bother me...

I'm with you, most kid movies don't bother me unless it has bad words in it. I teach 4-5yr old's at our church and last week we talked about Moses. I said that the king wanted to kill all the baby...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 602
Posted By Pandaluver21
Found it under messages, thank you :D

Found it under messages, thank you :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 602
Posted By Pandaluver21
So I created a parent and teacher account to...

So I created a parent and teacher account to check it out. I'm having a bit of a hard time figuring out how to use it. I found "daily reports" but I'm not sure how to input their daily activities. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 602
Posted By Pandaluver21
I'm currently using Daily Connect, and I do like...

I'm currently using Daily Connect, and I do like it, however there's a couple things I miss from when I was using Brightwheel.
1)The ability to have employees clock in and manage the app as well....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By Pandaluver21
This ^ From a business aspect, this is exactly...

This ^ From a business aspect, this is exactly why they are doing what they are doing. You provide a pacifier, so they are using it to help with the situation at hand and keep other kids from being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Pandaluver21
Yes, even if we do a goodie bag, we will still...

Yes, even if we do a goodie bag, we will still have the party when we open up again :D



Yes, awful timing!!! The person we were exposed to had to cancel all his Christmas plans (was flying out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Pandaluver21
Christmas Week Quarantine...

I got an e-mail today that I was exposed to someone with Covid and have to quarantine until at least the 26th (if I show no symptoms)
My family is being very careful, and planned on getting together...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 873
Posted By Pandaluver21
Favorite Christmas movies: The Santa Clause...

Favorite Christmas movies: The Santa Clause movies (Tim Allen) The Grinch (any of them) The Christmas Angel, and sappy "halmark" movies :lol:

Favorite Christmas song: All of them :D But I love "Go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By Pandaluver21
I did several years back. She didn't respond to...

I did several years back. She didn't respond to any letters, and one of my other parents was an investigator/attorney, so she set everything up for me. The mom didn't even show up to court, so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By Pandaluver21
YES!!! If it's something I really want/am...

YES!!! If it's something I really want/am interested in doing I can focus on it for HOURS! If not, I have to physically force myself to continue. Even if it's something I'm mildly interested in,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By Pandaluver21
I have worked with a few kids with ADHD, autusm,...

I have worked with a few kids with ADHD, autusm, bipolar, etc. plus have ADHD myself. Yes you can choose to "control" it, but it takes a LOT of effort and it may not be a skill he has learned yet. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,707
Posted By Pandaluver21
I agree with tis 110%! I am just preschool now,...

I agree with tis 110%! I am just preschool now, but I start with "early learners" which is my 2-3yr old class. I much prefer 3-5yr olds, but I find getting them at 3 is ROUGH! I like starting them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,707
Posted By Pandaluver21
I think it depends on the age definitely. A...

I think it depends on the age definitely. A younger kid, I do what cat herder said, just grab them :P
I had a 3.5yr old one year and he would scream and cling to mom. His 2.5yr old sister came...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By Pandaluver21
Yet Another Covid Question

:rolleyes: Seems like that's what most questions are about now, sadly that's where we are!

Almost 3yr old woke up Friday with a fever, 101 I think, and a little stuffy nose. Mom called the doctor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,707
Posted By Pandaluver21
Shocking news heading your way This family...

Shocking news heading your way

This family is OUT! Tuesday I actually thought maybe we could finish out the school year, today... NOPE!

Mom is SO disrespectful, doesn't listen to a word I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,877
Posted By Pandaluver21
So I had the kids out today and they were LOUD...

So I had the kids out today and they were LOUD but I don't allow them to scream (it was all laughing)
I do not raise my voice inside or out, so that's not an issue. We are only out there for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By Pandaluver21
I like crime shows :rolleyes::lol: We are...

I like crime shows :rolleyes::lol:
We are currently re-watching Bones and SVU
We recently got done binge watching Stargate SG1 and may watch the others as well.
Honestly when I run out of things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By Pandaluver21
I figure the people that are going to get...

I figure the people that are going to get together with a bunch of people for the holidays, probably already are ;)
I do drop off at the door with masks and have kids remove shoes right away, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 555
Posted By Pandaluver21
If they sign in with QR code it's super quick!

If they sign in with QR code it's super quick!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,707
Posted By Pandaluver21
I completely understand it is a lot of paperwork...

I completely understand it is a lot of paperwork to follow. However, when 10 parents can and one parent doesn't... it's not the paperwork that's the problem.
Also, it's one thing to say that they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 555
Posted By Pandaluver21
I use daily connect. I can choose the questions...

I use daily connect. I can choose the questions and parents have to answer all of them before signing in!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,707
Posted By Pandaluver21
Yes!! I don't "need" to be full, and am perfectly...

Yes!! I don't "need" to be full, and am perfectly happy with a few great parents than a full class and parents that stress me out! So far this family has fixed most of the issues (drop off/pick up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,707
Posted By Pandaluver21
Backpack and mask this morning! happyface ...

Backpack and mask this morning! happyface

(Btw, I hate wearing a mask, but they are super cracking down here and I have parents that are more afraid than others, so masks just make it smoother for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,707
Posted By Pandaluver21
Oh how I wish I would have said that :lol: ...

Oh how I wish I would have said that :lol:


I let one of my other (long time) parents know that this family would probably not be working out. I said "unless things change dramatically, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,707
Posted By Pandaluver21
Finally ended up having to spell it out for her. ...

Finally ended up having to spell it out for her.
I listed several things, and told her to make sure she read EVERYTHING so this wouldn't happen again. She responded basically saying her life is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,707
Posted By Pandaluver21
That's much nicer than "you wouldn't be confused...

That's much nicer than "you wouldn't be confused if you actually READ the paperwork" :lol:

Mine is lengthy, but how does it look? I decided to go ahead and address specific issues, but wanted to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,707
Posted By Pandaluver21
That's a good point, I did work with another...

That's a good point, I did work with another family about getting a used one but they ended up finding one one sale and it all worked out.
The family I am struggling with is definitely not having...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,707
Posted By Pandaluver21
Brought back the folder at pickup saying dad...

Brought back the folder at pickup saying dad "forgot it"
Papers inside were dated today
Still had sticky note inside stating they needed to bring a backpack...
Sent the letter home, hope it goes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,707
Posted By Pandaluver21
I can see that. I meant "Let us know if you...

I can see that. I meant "Let us know if you won't be following them, and going elsewhere"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,707
Posted By Pandaluver21
I thought about saying "looking for another...

I thought about saying "looking for another preschool" but it sounded like a suggesting :P I like what you wrote, thank you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,707
Posted By Pandaluver21
Ok apparently I have no idea how to word it. ...

Ok apparently I have no idea how to word it.

Please let us know if any policy’s are a problem for you, we understand we may not be the best fit for every family, however if our policy’s are not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,707
Posted By Pandaluver21
I have restated specific policy's they are not...

I have restated specific policy's they are not following, face to face. I did not say that this was their last chance because I was getting other kids in at the time.


I'm having the same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,707
Posted By Pandaluver21
:( Well today drop off was no better. No mask,...

:( Well today drop off was no better. No mask, no backpack, and did not return the weekly folder that I sent home on Tuesday. (it literally says on it, bring back Thursday and mom said "oh this is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,707
Posted By Pandaluver21
Yes exactly! The kid wasn't perfect and I...

Yes exactly! The kid wasn't perfect and I literally had to be on her ALL day, but she is turning 3 this month and has never been in any structured setting. (plus is the youngest with two brothers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,707
Posted By Pandaluver21
I Strongly Dislike Starting New Families :|

New families first day today. Parents did not follow a single rule. Kid was rough, but that I can work with, and was actually better by the end of class. (4hr morning preschool class)
Parent came...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,817
Posted By Pandaluver21
I ended up switching to crib mattresses on the...

I ended up switching to crib mattresses on the floor. For little ones that tend to wander, I put a play yard around it, but even little ones end up learning to stay on it quickly. I put a pool...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By Pandaluver21
Honestly I think it depends on how much you like...

Honestly I think it depends on how much you like doing daycare and how good you are at selling things.
I couldn't imagine leaving my job, it is my passion, but I also HATE being a sales person!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Pandaluver21
That's basically what I do, but I offered...

That's basically what I do, but I offered Christmas photos one year and the families LOVED it. I am a preschool, so I think parents love the first "school photo"


Thank you, I searched it but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Pandaluver21
Picture Day!

Do any of you do school pictures?
Do you hire a professional or do them yourself?
Do you have an order form?
Do you charge to print pictures?

In previous years I have done pictures that are...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-17-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,033
Posted By Pandaluver21
None of my parents actually have my cellphone...

None of my parents actually have my cellphone number. They contact me solely through the childcare app we use. I can choose to respond or not. This is a big reason parents don't have the number ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By Pandaluver21
My contract states that parents are financially...

My contract states that parents are financially responsible for lost or broken items. Definitely sounds like she took them on purpose...:(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 969
Posted By Pandaluver21
I had a parent that was with us for about 3 years...

I had a parent that was with us for about 3 years before being late. She was late about 2 minutes and I stated that she owed me $2. She said "Really Irene?" Very condescendingly. She paid it, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By Pandaluver21
Are you in Colorado? Monday we had the...

Are you in Colorado?
Monday we had the weirdest, eeriest sky... constantly raining ash covering EVERYTHING.
Today, we have trees breaking from wet heavy snow...

This picture was taken at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 257,620
Posted By Pandaluver21
Me- Do you have to go potty? GirlA(4)- No, I...

Me- Do you have to go potty?
GirlA(4)- No, I just have a wedgie *resumes picking*

Me: what kind of birds brought Elijah food?
GirlA(4): Raisins!

Me: What kind of foods do you NOT like?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Pandaluver21
I sing my own rendition of "let it go" when he...

I sing my own rendition of "let it go" when he sits on the potty :lol: It doesn't help, but it's entertaining to both of us!
After he does pee, we sing "It's potty time" by Patty Shukla (pretty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Pandaluver21
How old? Most kids I have potty trained, I just...

How old? Most kids I have potty trained, I just don't give another option. Pee in the potty, we celebrate, pee on the floor you clean it up. :lol: (I obviously help and then we wash hands) One of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Pandaluver21
I've heard that a lot, but I teach all boys...

I've heard that a lot, but I teach all boys sitting down :P
This is about the 10th kid I've potty trained (all but 2 were boys) but he just can't get over this last hurdle.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Pandaluver21
Potty Training Question

So before I start preschool next month, I am helping a family out with potty training. I love potty training, don't ask me why because I have no idea. :lol:

Anyway, I have hit a bump in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,061
Posted By Pandaluver21
I highly doubt it, I think mom was just being...

I highly doubt it, I think mom was just being childish that day :P


I had a longer, more personal response, but decided to go with something short and sweet. I did end up blocking the mom after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,373
Posted By Pandaluver21
I went from not knowing anyone personally, to...

I went from not knowing anyone personally, to knowing several people in the last month.
1 family of 2 adults and 7 kids. All but the baby got it I believe. 1 adult went to the hospital, but has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,061
Posted By Pandaluver21
Apparently I lack the ability to get mad, and...

Apparently I lack the ability to get mad, and just get hurt... Sometimes good sometimes bad :rolleyes:
This isn't just my job or even my livelihood, it's my passion and it's definitely hard to not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,061
Posted By Pandaluver21
:hug: that is so sweet of you!! I'm sure they...

:hug: that is so sweet of you!! I'm sure they will appreciate that!! lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,061
Posted By Pandaluver21
So I've come to realize this forum us just there...

So I've come to realize this forum us just there to tell me what I already know and make me actually go through with it :P
Every time I post I just get the answer I already know... guess it's just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,061
Posted By Pandaluver21
I think it's best not to repeat what my dad would...

I think it's best not to repeat what my dad would say :lol: He usually has his "what I really want to say" response, and then his "What's actually professional" response :p
I had looked up what to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,061
Posted By Pandaluver21
I do like your edit, but why do you suggest "i'm...

I do like your edit, but why do you suggest "i'm truly hurt" instead of "I'm truly sorry" I probably wouldn't put that I'm sorry in a conversation, but because it's a review that other parents will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,061
Posted By Pandaluver21
Heartbreaking Review

I have been doing this job for 12+years now. I have had the occasional crazy parent, but most families end up being with us for several years and leave great reviews.
However, the other day I got...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,373
Posted By Pandaluver21
My friend, her son, and her husband got it. Her...

My friend, her son, and her husband got it. Her and her son had no symptoms, her husband is currently in ICU :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By Pandaluver21
I think that can be a slippery slope. If you...

I think that can be a slippery slope. If you close at 5:15 but let parents meander, who's to say they will be gone by 5:30? I would just set a time and an expectation and stick to it, no wiggle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By Pandaluver21
I usually like to say "signed out and off the...

I usually like to say "signed out and off the property by..."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By Pandaluver21
I guess I'm in the right profession, that was...

I guess I'm in the right profession, that was highly entertaining to me...:rolleyes:



I teach preschool, so we do projects for the theme we are learning about. I love open ended crafts, as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,167
Posted By Pandaluver21
:eek: There are SOOO many fakes out there,...

:eek: There are SOOO many fakes out there, usually paypal seems to be safe, guess not anymore.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,167
Posted By Pandaluver21
It lets you check out with paypal, usually that's...

It lets you check out with paypal, usually that's a good sign...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 07-31-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,611
Posted By Pandaluver21
Like most, I do milk at meals and water any other...

Like most, I do milk at meals and water any other time.
VERY VERY rarely do I do juice, and if I do, I make it myself. I bought a juicer many years ago and will make juice with the kids, and they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,268
Posted By Pandaluver21
The only school agers I ever take, are ones that...

The only school agers I ever take, are ones that grew up in my program, and I haven't offered it to every family. :lol:

"Due to current health risks, I will no longer be providing care for school...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,213
Posted By Pandaluver21
I charge for the spot, not the time used. I...

I charge for the spot, not the time used.
I was recently talking with a parent about this and she said "well if you go on vacation for a week you still have to pay rent on your house, so you know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,747
Posted By Pandaluver21
I am SUPER allergic to the disposable ones. I...

I am SUPER allergic to the disposable ones. I can wear the cloth ones (one I made myself) for short periods of time, but still have a reaction. Ironically, the main place I wear a mask is to get my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,373
Posted By Pandaluver21
I know nobody personally. An older couple in...

I know nobody personally.
An older couple in my church got it, one recovered quickly, the other was hospitalized. Both are doing well now.
A daycare friend a town over is currently shut down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,509
Posted By Pandaluver21
I was thinking an outside interview would be...

I was thinking an outside interview would be great, but I am unable to wear a mask for more than a few minutes at a time, as I have some breathing issues. I do have a face shield that I use for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By Pandaluver21
When I first started I had a kid that got...

When I first started I had a kid that got grounded at home and mom said not to let him do anything but read. I (kind of) complied, and never will again :P
I wouldn't change the daily routine for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,510
Posted By Pandaluver21
:lol: You're forgiven. My trial ends today or...

:lol: You're forgiven. My trial ends today or tomorrow, but I think I'm liking it. Few things I haven't figured out yet, one of which being- Is there a way to clock in myself or my assistant? Or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,609
Posted By Pandaluver21
I've always let them use the rocker in the nap...

I've always let them use the rocker in the nap room... if you have one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,510
Posted By Pandaluver21
I just signed up for Daily connect (looking to...

I just signed up for Daily connect (looking to switch from Brightwheel) but it only had a 7 day trial :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Pandaluver21
What apps?

What apps?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,509
Posted By Pandaluver21
Interviews During Covid

I look and didn't see anything addressing this (but I could be wrong :P)

I have been "closed" (I only had one kid) due to some medical issues, for the last year or so, but am starting preschool...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,840
Posted By Pandaluver21
DCM asked if there was anything we weren't able...

DCM asked if there was anything we weren't able to find that we needed, and I said "weirdly, tortillas" Guess what she showed up with this morning :P
We also got talking about corned beef and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By Pandaluver21
This I agree with, however I love my straw...

This I agree with, however I love my straw cleaner... makes it a little less annoying lol


We do open cups at meals/snacks, but I have cups with some sort of lid out throughout the day, filled...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By Pandaluver21
I LOVE These Cups!

https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/20a1c227-a227-4e89-a251-5234d1da9719_1.0eeccafcb3a39acc0d29d0439eea9112.jpeg?odnWidth=undefined&odnHeight=undefined&odnBg=ffffff

Does anyone else use these cups? ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By Pandaluver21
I use a cot similar to the Rigelo and love it, as...

I use a cot similar to the Rigelo and love it, as have the kids!

Crib mattress are also great, as you can still store them pretty easily when not in use (stacked)

I have worked at places with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,013
Posted By Pandaluver21
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNezx28vBoH...

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNezx28vBoHb1XYDGTgafFNgtUKqfGBWk
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By Pandaluver21
When I started out, I gave a sibling discount of...

When I started out, I gave a sibling discount of 10%. Several providers still do this, but I have decided to drop it. I am not giving 10% less care, and those spots cost me just as much as two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,627
Posted By Pandaluver21
Just in case anyone is hesitating on a...

Just in case anyone is hesitating on a termination...
DO IT!

This was the first week without the family, and though I do kind of miss the kid... I do NOT miss the drama! This week has been SO...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,627
Posted By Pandaluver21
I've been doing this for about 12 years now and...

I've been doing this for about 12 years now and have actually only had to kick out a hand full of families, but it has yet to get any easier :P



I was hoping to have my finances a little more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,627
Posted By Pandaluver21
Bye!

Today is the last day for one of my families. I survived the two weeks! I will absolutely miss this kid, and even his parents. But I will NOT miss the bad behavior (from the kid OR the parents!!)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,254
Posted By Pandaluver21
Many banks have Zelle, I like it and it's free. ...

Many banks have Zelle, I like it and it's free. I also have used facebook pay, also free.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By Pandaluver21
Handed dad the termination letter today. I'm a...

Handed dad the termination letter today. I'm a little apprehensive about finances, but man what a weight off my shoulders! Just hoping the next two weeks go well! I have definitely beefed up my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,023
Posted By Pandaluver21
There are several Autism "survey's" online that...

There are several Autism "survey's" online that may help determine if he has any warning signs. The problem with ASD is that it is SO different kid to kid. I have worked with 3 in particular, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,023
Posted By Pandaluver21
Definitely sounds like ASD. Does he talk at all?

Definitely sounds like ASD. Does he talk at all?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By Pandaluver21
That's a good time period, I think that's plenty!...

That's a good time period, I think that's plenty! I felt so bad for the kid, he was miserable! I was VERY close to telling her to just not return after this fiasco!



Mom was absolutely lying,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,547
Posted By Pandaluver21
I use painters tape and a sharpie! Has literally...

I use painters tape and a sharpie! Has literally lasted me YEARS of washing without coming off! I didn't even know there were actual labels :P
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By Pandaluver21
Sick Pick Up-How Long?

Yesterday DCB stayed home sick (shocking, since this mom rarely keeps him home)
He came today and she said "He was just fine yesterday, didn't seem to be feeling bad at all"
I carried him from the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By Pandaluver21
My "good" family did not ask for a refund. ...

My "good" family did not ask for a refund. Instead they asked if there was anything they could bring and said if I needed some extra time to let them know :P
Of course, my more... difficult......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By Pandaluver21
Emergency Surgery...

So abut 2:30am on Sunday, I went in to the ER and ended up having to have emergency surgery! I was released mid Monday, but let parents know what was happening so nobody would drop off and have me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By Pandaluver21
"why yes I do expect you to follow the contract...

"why yes I do expect you to follow the contract you signed.."
:rolleyes:

How about "love the little people" on the front and "could do without the parents" on the back lol

In all serious,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,458
Posted By Pandaluver21
How Do You Charge?

Do you charge:
Daily rate (ex. $25/day)
Weekly rate (ex.$125/week)
Monthly rate (ex. $500/month)
Yearly rate (ex. $6,500 YEARLY- but divided into monthly/weekly payments)

When I go back to...
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