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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2019, 09:14 AM
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Posted By Ac114
I had this happen just last Friday. We were going...

I had this happen just last Friday. We were going on vacation and I took a week off. I close at 5:30, guess who shows up at 6pm? Not a single word to me. Letís see how this Monday goes when I give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By Ac114
I agree with you blackcat. I have a girlfriend...

I agree with you blackcat. I have a girlfriend whoís sister has DS. She lives unassisted in her own apartment and gets herself to and from work etc. there is a wide range on severity of the Down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 207
Posted By Ac114
All of my advertising is done on Facebook. Itís...

All of my advertising is done on Facebook. Itís the new age and this is how most people look for child care as well. You can make a Facebook thatís just for your daycare and advertise when you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 10:32 AM
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Posted By Ac114
Required by whom? The daycare does not own...

Required by whom? The daycare does not own people. Does it look bad, yes. Is it wrong, depends. But you can not legally force someone to give a 2 weeks notice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5,323
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Posted By Ac114
I have a parent like this. Checks his child...

I have a parent like this. Checks his child bookbag and home folder. Then checks both his hands to see if he for his stamps. Then makes him say good bye to every child by name and wants all the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Ac114
They do bring them in earlier to get a break from...

They do bring them in earlier to get a break from the screaming. When mom drops off, she comes in frantic and half dressed and half hair and make up done like she just stopped in the middle of what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 04:30 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Ac114
Iím so over daycare lately. Kids going off to...

Iím so over daycare lately. Kids going off to school seems to make everyone forget that I also have kids and things to do. I had to close an hour early 2 days in a row for open house and meet the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Ac114
I know they put their house on the market a few...

I know they put their house on the market a few weeks ago and purchased another home so I donít know if thatís what is causing the added stress. I charge by the day but I donít have any families that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Ac114
Thatís exactly what I suggested too. Anytime he...

Thatís exactly what I suggested too. Anytime he drank milk he would have non stop runny diapers. Iím talking 8-10 in an 8 hr period. I stopped serving him milk and the poopy diapers stopped. But the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Ac114
16 Month Old Screams All Day

I have 16 month old twin boys that I have had in care since they were 5 months old. They were the easiest infants I had ever dealt with. Went down for naps without all the extra, ate on a pretty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 11:59 AM
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Posted By Ac114
I would call the school board and report this....

I would call the school board and report this. Tell them that personal information like this should not be discussed in front of others. Not only that, your fiancť is not his legal guardian. So he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 737
Posted By Ac114
NO.WORDS. Literally, I have no words for...

NO.WORDS.

Literally, I have no words for this. Please tell me you were at least a little sarcastic in your response?! Hahaha

:eek::eek::confused::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By Ac114
I do require a 2 week notice and I appreciate...

I do require a 2 week notice and I appreciate that she gave ample notice that they are looking elsewhere. I just need to have a final date of when she is ending care, not a 4 week gap where I may...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By Ac114
Thanks snowmom. Let me clarify that she said she...

Thanks snowmom. Let me clarify that she said she will not know until the end of August if he can start the beginning of September or beginning of October. So Iím upset that Iím basically supposed to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By Ac114
Parent Put in Notice

I had a parent give me notice because they want to enroll their child in a preschool program that also offers childcare. They said it could possibly be 2 months out depending on the waiting list but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By Ac114
Exactly likethis

Exactly likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Ac114
:eek::eek::eek:

:eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By Ac114
So the mom and dad seemed to have worked it out....

So the mom and dad seemed to have worked it out. It has t been brought up since the accident. Coincidentally, mom has not done any drop offs or picks ups. I think out of fear of what I might say. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By Ac114
If I have learned anything in this business, itís...

If I have learned anything in this business, itís always do what works for YOU. Families will always do what works best for them and never think twice about how it affects you or your family. If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By Ac114
What do I do... if Anything

This is kind of a vent, kind of needing advice and a lot of just face palming myself.

7:05 into the day and I had a DCM drop off. backstory, sheís a hot mess in every way. Single parent, no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5,323
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Posted By Ac114
Iím so sorry for this devastating news. Sending...

Iím so sorry for this devastating news. Sending hugs and prayers your way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Ac114
I think so too. They are spending a week in...

I think so too. They are spending a week in Florida. I know she was trying to make me feel guilty for still requiring payment but again, not my problem.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 776
Posted By Ac114
Yesss and thank you!

Yesss and thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 776
Posted By Ac114
I posted this in the wrong section �� that’s what...

I posted this in the wrong section �� that’s what I get for not having my coffee yet!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Ac114
DCM sends me this text on Sunday ďHi! DCB...

DCM sends me this text on Sunday

ďHi! DCB grandparents just asked if they could take him on vacation next week. I told them the only way he can go is if I donít have to pay for child care for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By Ac114
Thank you! I do appreciate the response! Some...

Thank you! I do appreciate the response! Some days with them are better than others and yesterday was a not so good day. Lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2019, 01:22 PM
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Posted By Ac114
Whatís that even mean? Lol Everyone was...

Whatís that even mean? Lol

Everyone was picked up early today except I have 2 left and both their parents are off today 😑
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By Ac114
What? This is insane. I would not call her back....

What? This is insane. I would not call her back. This is so rude and disrespectful on soo many levels! She is trying to guilt you into keeping him for the remainder of the summer or to manipulate you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2019, 07:36 AM
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Posted By Ac114
DCG 4.5 was out yesterday due to ear pain. She...

DCG 4.5 was out yesterday due to ear pain. She was dropped off Monday and mom said sheís been complaining since Saturday that her ear hurts. I said well she probably needs to see a doctor for an ear...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By Ac114
Twins Fighting

I have 15 month old twin boys and they fight NON STOP! They will take toys, pinch, hit, generally just annoy each other all day long but itís accompanied by loud non stop screaming. They donít bother...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Ac114
My husband is the same way so I have learned to...

My husband is the same way so I have learned to not discuss any daycare matters with him. I would let her know that the contract is void and the deposit is non refundable. I would also not care for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 768
Posted By Ac114
This is my thought. We donít wear shoes inside...

This is my thought. We donít wear shoes inside and half the time my kids donít wear shoes outside either 🤷🏼*♀️
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2019, 11:02 AM
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Posted By Ac114
Is it a full moon? DCM1: Iíll be here at...

Is it a full moon?

DCM1: Iíll be here at 12:30 to pick up DCG.
I text DCM at 12:30, are you still coming?
Her reply, yes sorry I got side tracked. I wonít be there until 1:30. Ok please be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 992
Posted By Ac114
I have a parent like this and the boy is the same...

I have a parent like this and the boy is the same age, I will literally be changing a diaper, feeding an infant or rocking a baby to sleep and they just stand there. Iíve made them wait to get my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5,323
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Posted By Ac114
So I know giving special to clients is a no no...

So I know giving special to clients is a no no and I’m slowly learning who appreciates me and who doesn’t. My very first daycare family argued over getting a free vacation week when I implemented a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,047
Posted By Ac114
I agree!! We miss you BC!

I agree!! We miss you BC!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2019, 04:34 AM
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Posted By Ac114
This is kind of what Iím thinking. Iíve only...

This is kind of what Iím thinking. Iíve only termed these 2 times and boy things did not go smoothly. I was courteous and to the point. I know it sucks but I think this is another lesson learned!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By Ac114
When You Term, do You Tell the Truth?

I know this questions sounds weird but the last 2 times I have termed someone (either not complying with the policies, non payment or having an aggressive child) the parents have lashed out on me and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,523
Posted By Ac114
I always tell them my pricing upfront when the...

I always tell them my pricing upfront when the inquire. I donít want to waste my time if itís out of their price range. As far as the other questions, the are annoying but I answer anyways. No they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5,323
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Posted By Ac114
Iím literally in the same boat. I changed my...

Iím literally in the same boat. I changed my hours in November to 5:30 instead of 6. ONE family said the occasionally need me until 6pm. I said I could accommodate that. Now that itís warmer weather,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2,038
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Posted By Ac114
DCM works for bath and body works corporate. She...

DCM works for bath and body works corporate. She is always bringing me candles, lotions, soaps etc. which I very much appreciate. I asked her if she could get me a 150 gift card (she gets 50% off)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By Ac114
I agree, I think sometimes butt whoopings are...

I agree, I think sometimes butt whoopings are deserved. My children have received them a time or 2 and they are extremely well behaved, well mannered, well adjusted children. I receive compliments...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By Ac114
BOOM. I agree. Itís not your place to tell a...

BOOM. I agree. Itís not your place to tell a parent how to parent their children. What works for you may not work for the next person.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By Ac114
Thank you!!

Thank you!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By Ac114
Immediate Term Due to Behavior

Iíll be terming a 2 year old due to behavior issues. Iíve had him since November and itís been so tiresome that Iím not sure how I lasted this long. On a daily basis he hits, hits with toys, throws...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 09:22 AM
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Posted By Ac114
I’m in the same boat so I totally get how you...

I’m in the same boat so I totally get how you feel. Our market is flooded with daycare providers because you do not have to be licensed If you have 6 children or less. But many many many providers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By Ac114
Thank you ladies! We spend anywhere from 1-4...

Thank you ladies! We spend anywhere from 1-4 hours outside depending on weather and humidity. I donít want to feel like Iím keeping the kids outside for an unreasonable amount of time just because I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By Ac114
How Many Hours Do You Spend Outside?

How many minutes/hours do you typically spend outside on any given day? All my kiddos are 13 months and older. The older ones like to spend a great amount of time outdoors. The 13 month old twins,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 10:37 AM
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Posted By Ac114
Good for you! You would be miserable if you took...

Good for you! You would be miserable if you took him back!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Ac114
It took me about 2-3 months to enroll my first...

It took me about 2-3 months to enroll my first family. And about another 2 months to enroll 2 more. I advertise on Facebook only. Between my personal page and a few of the mommy groups, buy sell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5,323
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Posted By Ac114
I second what BC said. How would that be fair to...

I second what BC said. How would that be fair to you.

And BC, Iíve been using your saying ďIím not in the business of losing moneyĒ when I battle these scenarios myself!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Ac114
Second week of providing care for newest DCG and...

Second week of providing care for newest DCG and still havenít received payment for this week. Sent mom a message that I need payment. No reply. She wonít be allowed to come tomorrow without payment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By Ac114
Itís a term to be quiet. Itís actually ďcatch a...

Itís a term to be quiet. Itís actually ďcatch a bubble pleaseĒ
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Ac114
And then what is your exclusion policy on HFM....

And then what is your exclusion policy on HFM. This is my first go around with it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Ac114
Curious on Your Thoughts About Illness

So I asked a few weeks ago about sisters that has mollescum and now younger sibling has HFM. These girls are always sick with major illnesses. This past winter the younger one also had scarlet fever....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By Ac114
I know mom holds her all day because she said she...

I know mom holds her all day because she said she screams all day if sheís not held 🙄and they are trying to figure out the right formula for her so sheís always having tummy issues. Sheís on an iron...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By Ac114
Difficult Infant

I have a family that I’ve had older sister for going on 2 years now. Mom is going back to work next week. The last 2 weeks I’ve had the baby one day a week for a few hours for doctors appointments...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By Ac114
Need Help with a Reply

Hi ladies! I donít know why Iím having trouble formulating a reply but one of my DCMís asked me if she could get off work early one day in June to have a birthday celebration at my house for her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By Ac114
I had someone who asked if my husband could find...

I had someone who asked if my husband could find something else to do outside the house from 4:30-5:30. Husband got home at 4:30 and DCG didnít get picked up until 5:30 but didnít feel comfortable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By Ac114
Just so rude and disrespectful. I donít get it....

Just so rude and disrespectful. I donít get it. Our driveway is wider close to house and gets smaller towards the road like a triangle if that makes sense. We have a large enough driveway that can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 562,263
Posted By Ac114
2nd pack n play In 3 weeks that has been...

2nd pack n play In 3 weeks that has been destroyed by the same child. Giant holes that you can stick your whole arm through. 😒😒😒
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By Ac114
Need Advice Child with Molluscum

One of my DC kids has molluscum. It started with older sibling having it on the diaper area only, now little sister has it all over her body. Legs, arms, belly, etc. I do not feel comfortable with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Ac114
She doesnít care and thatís the problem. I was...

She doesnít care and thatís the problem. I was trying to make it bothersome or her problem so she would jump on board before termination. Her parenting views is positive reinforcement only. We donít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Ac114
Wording for Sending Home Due to Behavior

I have a 3 year old in care who Iíve had since a year old. This child has been a little more on the difficult end but manageable. Parents are divorced so I only have them part time. In the last few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By Ac114
I have this group! I have a swingset, sandbox,...

I have this group! I have a swingset, sandbox, plastic slide and playhouse. NONE of my daycare kids know how to play. They just sit around whining about how they are bored. My own kids love it and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 183
Posted By Ac114
Spring/Summer Memo

Does anyone have a generic memo that they donít mind sharing with me for items that are needed for spring/summer like closed toe shoes, sunscreen, water bottle etc.? Thank you so much
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 994
Posted By Ac114
Thatís a hard pass for me! Glad they showed their...

Thatís a hard pass for me! Glad they showed their true colors early on!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By Ac114
The parents fessed up when they picked up the...

The parents fessed up when they picked up the child the next day. I ended up not issuing the refund and telling them why. They replied ok, thanks but Iím sure they arenít happy. Iím also not happy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By Ac114
Exactly this. I was brought up when they picked...

Exactly this. I was brought up when they picked up that DCB also got sick the night before, before bed. Thatís why I didnít feel that a refund should be given.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By Ac114
I actually did just that. I was going to give the...

I actually did just that. I was going to give the new contract at the end of the year to all existing families but all new families were going to receive this new contract.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By Ac114
I did bring it up to them as far as it was...

I did bring it up to them as far as it was against the illness policy and next time he will be refused at the door. I was polite about it and just let it go. This was Thursday evening and they sent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By Ac114
Family Asking for Refund

Hi! So I closed Friday due to a stomach bug going around that I just could not get rid of. I had someone throw up Monday in childcare and then again 2 more on Thursday. There were several kids out on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By Ac114
Yes!! Thank you so much! I guess a quick google...

Yes!! Thank you so much! I guess a quick google search would have worked but I wasnít sure if was something a member created or not.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By Ac114
Reasons to Stay Home Picture

Hi ladies! Someone posted a picture a few months back that had reasons to stay home with little drawings underneath. I can not find this picture. Would someone please share this with me again! Thank...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 562,263
Posted By Ac114
Sent home 2 children due to vomiting today 😩😩😩 I...

Sent home 2 children due to vomiting today 😩😩😩 I sent out a mass text letting everyone know Iím closing tomorrow so I can sanitize. There have been several children out this week due to illness and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,955
Posted By Ac114
Yes! Please update us. Thinking of you...

Yes! Please update us.

Thinking of you today!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By Ac114
To Term or Not to Term

I have a child that I have vented about several times on the venting thread. Heís 22 months old and heís such a handful. At first I had issues with his mom showing up on time. I close at 5:30 and she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By Ac114
I am in the same boat with parents taking PTO but...

I am in the same boat with parents taking PTO but still bringing their kids to me. I only have 9 paid holidays and 10 unpaid days but rarely take them off. Our area is saturated with providers who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 741
Posted By Ac114
Same here. Both for liability and so our dog is...

Same here. Both for liability and so our dog is not tormented by the kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,598
Posted By Ac114
I require closed toe shoes for outdoor play but I...

I require closed toe shoes for outdoor play but I have a no shoe policy in my daycare. Most of my kids take their socks off and I have to put them on a thousand times a day but I consider shoes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By Ac114
Nope. Just nope. She’s giving you a glimpse of...

Nope. Just nope. She’s giving you a glimpse of what you will be dealing with and clearly the parents allow this kind of behavior. And parents of children who act like this typically view their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 04:58 AM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 562,263
Posted By Ac114
Had a parent text me last night at 10 if she...

Had a parent text me last night at 10 if she could bring DCB tomorrow when he was not schedule for that day and then asked if she had to pay for it. Really? No I do this for fun! In fact, let me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By Ac114
This is good to know. Iíve never went through a...

This is good to know. Iíve never went through a custody battle and Iíve never had anyone request info because of one so I was a little baffled by the phone call. Not to mention I hadnít heard from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By Ac114
Thatís a good idea. I was ok with the license...

Thatís a good idea. I was ok with the license part but I was just wondering why I needed to provide my tax info or homeowners insurance coverage.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Ac114
I would just roll your eyes at the parent as they...

I would just roll your eyes at the parent as they walked out the door. Kids hear things from tv, from other adults, and even other children. Saying no, bad dog isn’t even a bad thing to say. She’s...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By Ac114
Is this Info Necessary to Give to Potential Clients?

A little back story first. I interviewed a mother and son duo. Mother has adult children and young children still in elm school. She needs after school care for her 8 year old until the end of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By Ac114
I asked mom about it and she said she didnít...

I asked mom about it and she said she didnít throw up or complained about belly pain and has no idea what the medicine thing was about. I mentioned it to dad at pick up and he said the same thing....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By Ac114
Arrow 4 Year Old Tells on Parent and is Sick

I have a 4 year old in care and was complaining that her belly is hurting and needs to go to the doctor. I said what does your belly feel like? Like youíre hungry or youíre sick. She said Iím sick,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Ac114
My son did this around 2 years of age for about a...

My son did this around 2 years of age for about a full year. It was at night and not at nap. Our pediatrician said he was too young to have night terrors but itís not unusual for children to tantrum...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By Ac114
Keeping Interviews to a Reasonable Timeframe

How long do your interviews typically take? The last several times Iíve interviewed, they seem to go on forever. I interviewed last night and it was supposed to start at 6:30, they informed me they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Ac114
Just because of the ages that I have in care...

Just because of the ages that I have in care right now and the fact that most of them want to tear the books up, I have had to remove them from the room altogether. I saved a few for circle time or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 804
Posted By Ac114
I’m opened but wish I had closed. Only have my...

I’m opened but wish I had closed. Only have my twins here today but their mom is off work so technically none of my families needed care. I would have taken the cut in pay if I had known in advance...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 562,263
Posted By Ac114
I’ve had enough of one of my DCMs. I’ve had to...

I’ve had enough of one of my DCMs. I’ve had to remind her about policies from the beginning. First it was her being extremely late, then her not paying on time. Now she has this demeanor that she’s...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 994
Posted By Ac114
Yes and I termed them for that. It was more the...

Yes and I termed them for that. It was more the child couldn’t eat anything that wasn’t liquid and they withheld that information during the interview. He was 15 months old and still needed spoon...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 899
Posted By Ac114
I charge dialy but they have to pay if they...

I charge dialy but they have to pay if they attend or not. If youíre contracted 4 days and only come 3, you still pay for the 4 days. I donít take anyone who needs less than 3 days and I only have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By Ac114
I personally wouldnít entertain the interview at...

I personally wouldnít entertain the interview at all. I see red flags and she sounds high maintenance. But thatís my personal opinion. Either way, I would say I donít hold interviews without the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Ac114
I think he is naturally just a screamer and itís...

I think he is naturally just a screamer and itís driving me and the other kids bonkers. They all cover their ears as well. Itís awful. Iím looking for a replacement because I can not go without the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Ac114
Constant screaming

I have an 18 month old that screams non stop the entire nap time and disrupts everyone trying to sleep. I have him Tuesday through Thursday and dread having him every week. Iím currently trying to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 562,263
Posted By Ac114
I love this meme!!!

I love this meme!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 562,263
Posted By Ac114
Weíre on a level 1 snow emergency (should really...

Weíre on a level 1 snow emergency (should really be a level 2) I have already shoveled the driveway twice and itís covered again. Cars are all over the freeway!

Not a single parent has cancelled...
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