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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By e.j.
I haven't given it much thought since I don't...

I haven't given it much thought since I don't have any birthdays coming up until late fall but usually we have a low-key celebration. The birthday child gets to pick a book and small toy from the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 397
Posted By e.j.
When the governor of my state closed most day...

When the governor of my state closed most day cares here in March, I chose not to charge parents to hold their spots because I hadn't written anything into my handbook covering a pandemic scenario. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 439
Posted By e.j.
I was just telling my son about this poll and he...

I was just telling my son about this poll and he told me one of his coworkers' daughter tested positive for COVID but was asymptomatic; her husband seriously ill and hospitalized with it but has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 439
Posted By e.j.
The father of one of my dcds died and the...

The father of one of my dcds died and the grandfather of a friend passed away from complications caused by COVID.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By e.j.
I would think the face shield or even going...

I would think the face shield or even going without a mask if you're outside and can sit 6' away from the parents would work fine. I do like the virtual tour idea, though, too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By e.j.
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By e.j.
I would also enforce a 14 day exclusion period.

I would also enforce a 14 day exclusion period.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By e.j.
Another "yes". In my state, we're required to...

Another "yes". In my state, we're required to exclude a child under those circumstances.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By e.j.
Hi Dolores, would you mind telling me more about...

Hi Dolores, would you mind telling me more about the fogger? I'm curious to know what brand you use, what you like about it, what you don't like about it, how easy it is to use and if it leaves any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By e.j.
It wasn't McDonald's, chicken nuggets or Kraft...

It wasn't McDonald's, chicken nuggets or Kraft Mac and Cheese so....;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By e.j.
I ask for lotion and a stick for the kids' faces....

I ask for lotion and a stick for the kids' faces. I'm not sure why but the kids tend to wiggle more when I use my hand to apply lotion to their faces and I'm always afraid of getting it in their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By e.j.
I'm still closed but am looking to reopen at the...

I'm still closed but am looking to reopen at the end of the month. I just interviewed a couple with a 9mo old. We all wore masks and sat out on my patio to talk. I let them take a quick look into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 883
Posted By e.j.
I wear disposable masks when I go out to shop and...

I wear disposable masks when I go out to shop and they don't bother me at all.

If you're allergic to a lot of fabrics, could you make some cloth ones for yourself out of fabrics that you're not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By e.j.
:lol: Rough day? ;)

:lol: Rough day? ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 883
Posted By e.j.
Providers here are required to wear masks during...

Providers here are required to wear masks during the day care day, inside and outside, when we can't keep a 6' distance from the kids. Kids 2 and older are encouraged, but not required, to wear...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By e.j.
Licensing here wouldn't be ok with me leaving the...

Licensing here wouldn't be ok with me leaving the kids outside to play while I ran in to use the bathroom. To be honest, I wouldn't feel comfortable doing it whether they approved or not. Licensing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By e.j.
If the kids here don't sleep during nap time, I...

If the kids here don't sleep during nap time, I tell the non-napper he needs to rest his body until the other kids who usually nap fall asleep. If the non-napper is still awake at that point, I let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By e.j.
I'd be concerned, too. I would ask the parents...

I'd be concerned, too. I would ask the parents if they've observed the things you've mentioned and if they haven't noticed it or they have and never mentioned it to their pediatrician, I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By e.j.
EEC here says, "If symptoms are observed, the...

EEC here says, "If symptoms are observed, the child may not attend child care and must return home immediately." so I've been wondering the same thing. Maybe ask the parents to get a doctor's note...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By e.j.
I haven't had a problem recognizing a dcp yet but...

I haven't had a problem recognizing a dcp yet but I'm sure it'll happen to me one of these days. I have pulled a complete blank on the name of a dcp as I was trying to introduce her to newly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5,829
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 657,305
Posted By e.j.
I was thinking along the same lines only I'm...

I was thinking along the same lines only I'm stingier and would have handed her one pair of gloves instead of the whole box. lol I wouldn't be too happy about it though. Gloves are still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 821
Posted By e.j.
Having help must be somewhat of a relief for you,...

Having help must be somewhat of a relief for you, although I imagine the damage and cleanup has to be tough under any circumstances. I'm sorry you're having to deal with it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 821
Posted By e.j.
I can only imagine how scary that drive out of...

I can only imagine how scary that drive out of your neighborhood must have been! Hopefully your insurance company acts quickly to cover the damage to your home. It's got to feel overwhelming to have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By e.j.
I would try something like this first but if the...

I would try something like this first but if the behavior kept up, I'd term. In the 20+ years I've done child care, I've rarely termed anyone. Since this past November, though, I've termed 2 kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By e.j.
We had a relatively warm winter with much less...

We had a relatively warm winter with much less snow than usual. I thought we were in for an early spring but once spring arrived, the temperature took a dive and got colder and snowier instead. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By e.j.
Based on what I'm seeing in the area I live, I'm...

Based on what I'm seeing in the area I live, I'm a bit nervous, too. The county I live in is seeing a surge in cases, hospitalizations and deaths and the small town I live in has seen cases double...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By e.j.
Personally, I wouldn't necessarily let them go...

Personally, I wouldn't necessarily let them go but I would have an honest conversation with them, telling them what my concerns are. I'd ask them to keep their child home until the number of cases...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,916
Posted By e.j.
I'm sorry to hear your mother was diagnosed with...

I'm sorry to hear your mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. My own mother died from the same years ago at age 51. I remember how painful it was to watch her go through what she did and wouldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,916
Posted By e.j.
That's a statement I can agree with. No...

That's a statement I can agree with.

No matter how we choose to deal with the current situation as individuals and no matter what decisions our elected leaders make in regard to fighting this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,916
Posted By e.j.
I think that's the whole point of the social...

I think that's the whole point of the social distancing/wear a mask in public advisories. The medical experts have advised us to do these things in order to slow the rate of infection so that our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,916
Posted By e.j.
The weapons we are being asked to use right now...

The weapons we are being asked to use right now are like sending our soldiers into war with pistols. I might feel better if the weapons you listed were readily available to everyone. Unfortunately,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,916
Posted By e.j.
I'm honestly not being argumentative or snide so...

I'm honestly not being argumentative or snide so please don't take it that way - is it possible your area (and other areas of the country who have had so few covid cases) have had so few because of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,916
Posted By e.j.
I can't ever remember a time when soldiers went...

I can't ever remember a time when soldiers went to war without having weapons to protect themselves and to fight against the enemy. I also can't remember a war when soldiers were asked to fight an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By e.j.
That's great! Congratulations.

That's great! Congratulations.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By e.j.
Happy Easter! We usually get together with my...

Happy Easter! We usually get together with my extended family and have brunch either at one of our homes or at a restaurant. Since that's out for this year, my son and husband have been out working...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By e.j.
I have that policy in my handbook but I've never...

I have that policy in my handbook but I've never used it for Easter since most people have to work that Monday.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,155
Posted By e.j.
I've been closed as of March 23 per order of the...

I've been closed as of March 23 per order of the governor. Up until then, I was open but only had 1 part time and 1 full time child coming. All of my other dc parents work as teachers or for local...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By e.j.
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 243,066
Posted By e.j.
Hopefully she gets over it soon. lol Happy...

Hopefully she gets over it soon. lol Happy Birthday! My husband's is tomorrow. Under the circumstances, he said he'll be happy just getting his favorite cake. Thankfully, I thought to pick up the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By e.j.
Did you ever get your new cell phone? If so, you...

Did you ever get your new cell phone? If so, you might be able to borrow books from your library using the OverDrive app. You could also get the Kindle app for your phone and download free books...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5,829
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 657,305
Posted By e.j.
likethis The governor of MA has expressed a great...

likethis The governor of MA has expressed a great deal of frustration over this. He said the federal government is often the entity he's competing against when trying to order PPEs. They outbid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By e.j.
I know everyone here knows this but I just have...

I know everyone here knows this but I just have to say it: You are amazingly resourceful!! I wish I had your creativity. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,604
Posted By e.j.
If she talks about you and your day care, people...

If she talks about you and your day care, people who know her will consider the source. You've put yourself through hell for 2 1/2 years. It's time to give yourself and your kids a break. You're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By e.j.
I think everyone so far has given great advice. ...

I think everyone so far has given great advice. Mine would be to close if you can at all afford to close. Given your age and health issues, it's just not worth the risk. I was at the point where...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By e.j.
Was just thinking.....they're now saying that...

Was just thinking.....they're now saying that even if we stop this outbreak, there will most likely be another one because it appears this virus is cyclical. I think reviewing my payment policies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By e.j.
You've certainly earned it!:)

You've certainly earned it!:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By e.j.
Not harsh at all. When I reply as I did, I'm...

Not harsh at all. When I reply as I did, I'm just stating what I'm doing. :) I'm truly not making any judgement about what other providers are doing in terms of payment.

I'm struggling with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By e.j.
That's a really good point. I wouldn't open for...

That's a really good point. I wouldn't open for one drop-in child either unless I needed the money. I also wouldn't be charging for the either, though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By e.j.
This is how I feel, too. I had one 3yo last week...

This is how I feel, too. I had one 3yo last week whose parents needed to work. I thought it'd be a very long week and wasn't really looking forward to it but the days actually went by pretty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 64,121
Posted By e.j.
likethis Dr. Fauci has said that COVID-19 is 10...

likethis Dr. Fauci has said that COVID-19 is 10 times more lethal than the seasonal flu and that it spreads faster:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,228
Posted By e.j.
I've heard the same from a couple of teachers...

I've heard the same from a couple of teachers here. No final decisions had been made but this was the general thinking.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By e.j.
I would reply with what you told us above. I'd...

I would reply with what you told us above. I'd let them know you're at a loss for how this is happening but offer to check the child, with the parent present, before he leaves for home. That way,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By e.j.
Personally, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to...

Personally, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to stay open after someone tested positive. I'd be a nervous wreck every time a kid sneezed or coughed! Just quoted what my state says. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By e.j.
This is what our state says to do: If a...

This is what our state says to do:

If a child becomes symptomatic while at child care:
1) Immediately separate the child from other children and minimize exposure to staff.
2) Contact the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By e.j.
For what it's worth, I think you both made the...

For what it's worth, I think you both made the right decision. Stay well!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 64,121
Posted By e.j.
Thanks so much, Michael! I checked with my...

Thanks so much, Michael! I checked with my brother just now. His company just got a shipment in just today and it sounds as though my sil's hospital also got one in, too. I would imagine if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 64,121
Posted By e.j.
likethis I'm not sure if they've received...

likethis

I'm not sure if they've received more supplies by now but a couple of large hospitals in Boston were on the news because their supplies were getting to critical levels. One larger...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By e.j.
I agree with CH. If you need to stay open for...

I agree with CH. If you need to stay open for financial reasons, that's one thing. Keep in mind that although there may be no reported cases in your county, you can almost bet there are people...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,638
Posted By e.j.
May I ask where you got your information? This...

May I ask where you got your information?
This is what I just received from EEC in my state which has mandated that most day cares close:

"Currently self-employed individuals and 1099 contract...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 64,121
Posted By e.j.
By any chance are you willing to ship them to MA...

By any chance are you willing to ship them to MA if you can't find anyone who can use them locally? My brother is a paramedic who no longer works on the ambulance but does work in some type of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By e.j.
We were told we'd be closed until April 6. I...

We were told we'd be closed until April 6. I told parents I would keep them updated on any change to that date but otherwise, I'm not sending activities or videos.

I have been in contact with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,280
Posted By e.j.
You have to love parents like that!

You have to love parents like that!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 64,121
Posted By e.j.
Thanks, Michael. I wish my state would follow...

Thanks, Michael. I wish my state would follow suit before even more people get sick.


Given what's happened in China and Italy as well as other countries, I'm a little surprised the US isn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 64,121
Posted By e.j.
Oh, wow! That has to be weighing on your mind. I...

Oh, wow! That has to be weighing on your mind. I hope you and your family defy the odds and stay healthy. Is it just certain areas of NY that have been told to shelter in place or has the entire...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 64,121
Posted By e.j.
likethis This is from an article in our local...

likethis This is from an article in our local newspaper after the governor of my state (Charlie Baker) visited a lab today with the state's Secretary of Health and Human Services:
Secretary of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 337,192
Posted By e.j.
That's amazing! I love hearing stories like this...

That's amazing! I love hearing stories like this where people show such thoughtfulness and generosity.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 64,121
Posted By e.j.
I just heard the news that MA day cares have to...

I just heard the news that MA day cares have to close as of Monday, March 23. A few are staying open to provide care to health care workers but most have to close.

Came back to edit this reply....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By e.j.
It really is disappointing when a parent does...

It really is disappointing when a parent does this kind of thing. On the plus side, however, you've just learned some very important information about this dc mom. She will tell you what she has to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 991
Posted By e.j.
Exactly!

Exactly!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 991
Posted By e.j.
Back at you! I thought it was just me!

Back at you! I thought it was just me!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 991
Posted By e.j.
All I've been seeing are emails updating...

All I've been seeing are emails updating guidelines and procedures and asking if anyone is interested in increasing their license capacity. I think emails of praise at this point would probably just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 991
Posted By e.j.
This is my biggest concern. Measures have been...

This is my biggest concern. Measures have been put in place to help providers protect their income if they take subsidized families but I haven't seen anything to indicate help will be available to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 991
Posted By e.j.
I heard a reporter ask the president if day cares...

I heard a reporter ask the president if day cares should be closed just as schools are being closed. His point was that while kids tend to get less serious symptoms from Covid19, they also can be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5,829
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 657,305
Posted By e.j.
Smart guy!:)

Smart guy!:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5,829
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 657,305
Posted By e.j.
That really is scary to think about! Imagine how...

That really is scary to think about! Imagine how many families she could have infected had she been doing her normal days worth of inspections?




There is an upside to having AS when social...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5,829
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 657,305
Posted By e.j.
My son just texted from work. Someone who works...

My son just texted from work. Someone who works at the same company he does went in to work today after spending time with her husband....who tested positive for Covid19. What is wrong with some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 64,121
Posted By e.j.
As the number of cases grows, they'll probably...

As the number of cases grows, they'll probably adjust that time frame.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,280
Posted By e.j.
Parents who can are staying home with their kids...

Parents who can are staying home with their kids - mostly my teachers and those with government jobs. Since I'm still open, they're paying me without complaint. A couple of families have already...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 64,121
Posted By e.j.
My husband and I went shopping last night and...

My husband and I went shopping last night and while we knew we wouldn't find toilet paper and cleaning and sanitizing supplies, we were surprised at the number of shelves and freezers that were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By e.j.
I plan to hand parents a notice on Monday that...

I plan to hand parents a notice on Monday that reminds them of my illness/payment policies. I'm in MA, too, and the schools in this area are closing as well. I have several parents who work for...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-13-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,518
Posted By e.j.
likethis I think it comes down to...

likethis



I think it comes down to ability to pay and priorities. If you can afford to pay to hold your child's spot in the preschool/day care, I would do it. They will most likely need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By e.j.
Over the years, I've been lucky to have some...

Over the years, I've been lucky to have some really great kids in my care. (I've also had a few I couldn't wait to say good bye to!) Most leave my care taking a piece of my heart with them. At...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By e.j.
I've seen kids with the rash inside their mouths,...

I've seen kids with the rash inside their mouths, on their chest, backside, arms and legs as well as around the mouth and head, hands and feet.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By e.j.
If it were me, I would do exactly what I said I...

If it were me, I would do exactly what I said I would do if he didn't get the necessary paperwork to me.

If I don't have that paperwork in my file during a licensing visit, I get written up. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 64,121
Posted By e.j.
I'm not panicking but I am concerned. I think...

I'm not panicking but I am concerned. I think it's fear of the unknown: How will it play out here in the US and will I or anyone I know be personally affected by it.

It'd be nice if we could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2020, 09:33 AM
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Views: 610
Posted By e.j.
I probably would have changed her, too, but a lot...

I probably would have changed her, too, but a lot would depend on how often the parent pulled that baloney. I might have told dcm that I would try to have her dd keep her dress clean but couldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By e.j.
When I have infants who nap in the morning, I...

When I have infants who nap in the morning, I have the other kids work on crafts or play with Playdoh at the kitchen table. They tend to be much quieter sitting at the table doing an activity than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By e.j.
I understand waiting before calling the doctor...

I understand waiting before calling the doctor when a child is sick, too, but a lot depends on the symptoms and their severity. Impalement, though? Especially where he was impaled?? The poor kid! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By e.j.
Right now, my group seems to love "Let It Go" and...

Right now, my group seems to love "Let It Go" and anything Laurie Berkner.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By e.j.
My son is a cost estimator for a fire...

My son is a cost estimator for a fire sprinkler/alarm company in a different state than SD but he said, based on the systems he sees in our area, he would guess it could run you $2000+. Much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By e.j.
My entire group right now will stand at the gate...

My entire group right now will stand at the gate between the playroom and kitchen and stare while I get meals ready. Some are old enough to ask, "Can we watch you?" I strongly doubt it has anything...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 02-07-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By e.j.
Not knowing anything about you or your...

Not knowing anything about you or your circumstances, it's hard to know what we can say to help you feel calm but based on what you posted, I'd say focus on the many positives vs. the difficulties...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By e.j.
Sometime the difference in environments is the...

Sometime the difference in environments is the biggest issue. I have a dcg who was afraid to use my bathroom because, in her opinion, the toilet flushed too loudly. Apparently the toilet at home is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By e.j.
I can understand why you'd be hesitant to term...

I can understand why you'd be hesitant to term this family now but I agree with the others. Do what's best for you and your day care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
Posted By e.j.
likethislikethislikethis I termed a child in...

likethislikethislikethis I termed a child in November but should have done it a year ago. (I had written the term letter; just never worked up the nerve to hand it to the parents!) It got to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By e.j.
Same here. It seems as though...

Same here.



It seems as though different states, and sometimes even food programs within the same state, have different rules so your food program rep may be correct about serving tofu in HI. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By e.j.
It has happened to me, too. I usually get a side...

It has happened to me, too. I usually get a side eye look from the parent at first but then get a call/text later thanking me because an hour after being home, the fever is back and the kid is now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By e.j.
Rather than try to ignore comments, I try to hit...

Rather than try to ignore comments, I try to hit them head on with as much humor as I can muster so that I'm not letting them bother me for longer than necessary. I had a dcm who reacted almost the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 795
Posted By e.j.
This is how I would handle things with the kids,...

This is how I would handle things with the kids, too. I'd answer any questions they had as honestly as I could without going into too much detail. I'd be honest about my feelings and if I shed some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 963
Posted By e.j.
I'm closed tomorrow and it's a paid holiday for...

I'm closed tomorrow and it's a paid holiday for me. When I first started doing child care, I worked holidays like MLK Day and I admit, I got tired (and a little resentful) of having a houseful of...
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