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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,599
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I give parents a short one page resume as well....

I give parents a short one page resume as well. It lists education, trainings, child care associations I am a member of, NAFCC accreditation, my star rating with the state, etc...then my references...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,148
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
Preschool Prep Video Series....Meet the Letters,...

Preschool Prep Video Series....Meet the Letters, Meet the Colors, Meet the Shapes, Meet the Numbers and Meet the Sight Words. My kids love them.:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
That is a really great idea! I just play quiet...

That is a really great idea! I just play quiet music, and my kids are good sleepers, but I think they would enjoy listening to a story.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
www.thedaycarelady.com has End of Year tax...

www.thedaycarelady.com has End of Year tax receipts you can print...that's what I use.

I always give out a "Dates to Remember" sheet to my families at the beginning of September with all the dates...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,325
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
In TN...you have to have a least one child that...

In TN...you have to have a least one child that you can sign up before the food program monitor will come out. It can be your own child if you income qualify.

They don't inspect your day care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 927
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I only allow full time care. I do allow drop in...

I only allow full time care. I do allow drop in care on occasion, but parents are not guaranteed that their child would be able to come, they would have to check each day and the rate is higher.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,325
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I do provide food, but I am on the food program,...

I do provide food, but I am on the food program, so I get reimbursed. If not, I would tell the parent that they had to provide baby food.
I don't start food until the parent does and then they keep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,859
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
You are exactly right! likethislikethislikethis

You are exactly right! likethislikethislikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,859
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I agree....when parents come to the first...

I agree....when parents come to the first interview at my child care, I remind them that we will be raising (their child) together and that it's very important that our "styles" are a match. I go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,281
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
Anytime I have a parent that asks for early...

Anytime I have a parent that asks for early care...I always tell them that if I'm ready for them at 6:30, then they better be there at 6:30. And they have to pay an early fee.
I have had them to run...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,094
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
She should have gone home immediately. I know...

She should have gone home immediately. I know confrontation is hard...but you have to think about the other children in care and youself...if you get sick...you have to close day care and then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,859
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I, like Blackcat...have had a "feeling" that...

I, like Blackcat...have had a "feeling" that something might be wrong with a parent and I have questioned them about it. If I pick up on body language or a silent moment, then I will call attention...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,859
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I'm sure I've said or done something before,...

I'm sure I've said or done something before, which made me the topic of conversation at the dinner table....but, what I don't know, won't hurt me.
But, if I had solid evidence that a parent was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,012
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
My families have one hour to pick up sick child...

My families have one hour to pick up sick child or I will start calling everyone on their contact list....if I can't get anyone to answer or come and get the child, then it states that I will call...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,731
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I don't think you should have to put up with...

I don't think you should have to put up with anything like that in your own home. I understand being helpful in situations like that, but the therapist should be more professional and respectful. If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,378
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
When parents call me and ask about "babysitting",...

When parents call me and ask about "babysitting", I tell them that I am a child care provider, not a babysitter....I don't like that either. I mean...I really cant' remember the last time I "sat" on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,731
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I had a speech therapist to come in and evaluate...

I had a speech therapist to come in and evaluate a dcg. I didn't like her because she was very rude to the other children in care. They didn't understand that they couldn't be a part of the "speech"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,613
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I've always required a 2 weeks notice...but...

I've always required a 2 weeks notice...but several years ago I started requiring parents to pay for their last 2 weeks of care up front. Like you, if I had a great relationship with a family, then I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,029
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
Some parents just don't want to deal with the...

Some parents just don't want to deal with the fact that something could be wrong with their child.
A provider friend of mine had a little boy in her care several years ago, and she became concerned...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,765
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
Try a letter....give her a deadline on when the...

Try a letter....give her a deadline on when the payment is due and tell her that if you haven't received it by that date, then she will be turned over for collection.

Parents who enroll in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,663
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
This is why I get paid in advance. Even for drop...

This is why I get paid in advance. Even for drop in care. The parents have to either pay each morning as they go along, or pay for the days of care that they think they need that week up front.
And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,060
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I would sit down with mom and have a talk. I tell...

I would sit down with mom and have a talk. I tell all of my parents that I won't tolerate a child going home and "tattling" on the other kids at daycare, but never telling about their own bad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,910
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
A few years ago, I had a provider friend who was...

A few years ago, I had a provider friend who was doing an interview with a family and her 2 year old son came out of his bedroom naked and wearing his dad's underwear on top of his head....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,465
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
Yea...funny how some people always want their way...

Yea...funny how some people always want their way about everything. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,782
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I had a mom a few years ago make the same kind of...

I had a mom a few years ago make the same kind of comment. I told her.."I tell you what...if she poops today, I'll just call you at work and let you come and change her since I'm so neglectful". ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,759
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
It takes a good 3 months for new ones to...

It takes a good 3 months for new ones to transition. Just be consistent and it should get a little better each day.

Zoe's suggested routine sounds good. But, you may still reach a point where you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,812
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
If you need the money, anything you say or do to...

If you need the money, anything you say or do to address the situation might make her leave. So, you have to decide what's more important...the money or your sanity.

I always pick sanity....I'll...
Forum: Curriculum 08-02-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,443
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
www.first-school.com has some lessons and...

www.first-school.com has some lessons and printables. www.abcjesuslovesme.com has some too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,812
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
Sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen to...

Sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen to me....I would give them the boot!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,845
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I'm not providing care for any family who tells...

I'm not providing care for any family who tells me they don't trust me. I would give an immediate termination. I wouldn't want the responsiblity of caring for the child for the next 2 weeks and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,072
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
My families all have contracted hours based on...

My families all have contracted hours based on their work hours. But, no one can contract after 4:30 in the afternoon.
They also have "off day" hours. And, everyone has to be in care no later than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
For my little ones starting kindergarten...we...

For my little ones starting kindergarten...we have a graduation cookout at one of my families homes and I give the kids an LL Bean back pack with their name on it for school.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,100
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
When we were kids, my mom would put alum powder...

When we were kids, my mom would put alum powder on a sore inside our mouth and it would shrink it and help it heal.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,978
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
Now she does do a little of that...whole grain...

Now she does do a little of that...whole grain breads and cereals, organic milk...but the rest is "junk food".
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,978
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
You're right...but it's allowed on this program...

You're right...but it's allowed on this program for some reason. I don't really know why diet sodas hender weight loss, but not Crystal Light. I probably should look for something with Stevia...I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,877
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
Wow...8th grade...I usually treat mine like...

Wow...8th grade...I usually treat mine like they're 2! That's why things are repeated over and over again in my contract and policies.

It's like- it states in my contract that I get paid 52 weeks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,644
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
My contract is only about 2 pages long and deals...

My contract is only about 2 pages long and deals only with time and money. I will give a copy to parents after they sign. My policies are about 10 pages long....It's a lot of pages but I make a copy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,978
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
When my daughter switched to eating organic...

When my daughter switched to eating organic foods, she lost 20lbs! And she didn't change what she ate...she just made food exchanges. Like: She loves Pop Tarts for breakfast...so she switched to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,877
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
No...your letter wasn't ugly at all...You did say...

No...your letter wasn't ugly at all...You did say "This includes before and after school care, holidays...."
I think that sounds better than to say "This means".
As a parent, if I read "This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,978
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
It's a huge commitment! But, the only thing that...

It's a huge commitment! But, the only thing that works for me (And I have tried them all)...Carbs are my enemy:mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,877
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
Blackcat's letter is good. I would make the...

Blackcat's letter is good. I would make the statement "this includes" instead of "this means". Sounds a little less harsh.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,366
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
If it's hard for you to confront her...make a...

If it's hard for you to confront her...make a copy of her contract and highlight the part about payment for time off...attach a note that states what her total is and when payment is expected and put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,978
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I am on the Ideal Protein diet and the nurse told...

I am on the Ideal Protein diet and the nurse told me that drinking diet soda would interfere with my weight loss. I can drink water of course...but I can add those little sugar free packets to it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
All children nap here. If I have SA children they...

All children nap here. If I have SA children they have a rest period with a movie.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,351
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I live about 50 miles south of Nashville...I...

I live about 50 miles south of Nashville...I currently charge $110.00 weekly.
I have one flat fee for everyone. I don't charge more for infants and then drop the price as they age, because I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,366
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
happyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappyface

happyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,366
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I found this on the web.... You should...

I found this on the web....


You should be aware that your conduct over a period of time may indicate
that you and the parent have mutually agreed to change the contract. In other
words, by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,581
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
Just use your own name for advertisement: Ms....

Just use your own name for advertisement: Ms. ________Preschool and Child Care has openings for ?????

List your curriculum and activities and anything else you offer...like meals.

You don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,822
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I would be glad to share what I have. Then you...

I would be glad to share what I have. Then you could take it and tweek it to meet your needs or it might jump start you to make your own.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,822
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I don't do interviews over the phone...but I do...

I don't do interviews over the phone...but I do have an interview sheet that I use when parents come for their first interview.

www.daycarelady.com has a phone interview sheet if you click on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,773
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I give out a "Dates to Remember" for the year...

I give out a "Dates to Remember" for the year before our curriculum begins every September. I also give parents a monthly calendar with closings and special days and I will hang up a note above the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 854
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I had my own niece tell me that one time. She was...

I had my own niece tell me that one time. She was standing in a chair and I told her that chairs were for sitting in not standing in and to please sit down. She said "I don't like you anymore and I'm...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 07-31-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,053
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I use the one from The Mailbox Companion. It's...

I use the one from The Mailbox Companion. It's really simple, just five huge blocks to write in, with the day of the week at the top and a place for notes.
That way I have plenty of space to write...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,311
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I like it too!happyface

I like it too!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,311
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
State pay families are expected the follow the...

State pay families are expected the follow the same rules as everyone else, so I don't see the need in a seperate contract.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,469
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
They do make training pants for toddlers. Not...

They do make training pants for toddlers. Not sure if they are sold in stores, but I've seen them online from the same places that make the cloth diapers. You can just use regular underwear and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,465
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
Several years ago when I did day care for my...

Several years ago when I did day care for my sister....she was the worse parent ever! :ouch:

I put in my contract that parents hours would be changed to their typical hours if they violated their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,292
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I have and I've had parents that do it. A big X...

I have and I've had parents that do it. A big X in the nipple seems to work better than a hole.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,465
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
Since you've discussed it with her and she still...

Since you've discussed it with her and she still didn't comply. Now tell her that you've changed her hours in the morning to her typical hours and stick to it no matter what she says.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,845
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
Well...how strongly do you feel about it? That's...

Well...how strongly do you feel about it? That's what I would go by. If you're comfortable with what the mom wants, then do it...but I would get her to sign a transportation form stating that she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,326
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
Funshine Express has "Buttercups" for ages 6-36...

Funshine Express has "Buttercups" for ages 6-36 months. You can look at a sample of the curriculum. It might give you some ideas.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,226
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I agree...Wow! I mean it's your great-grandmother...

I agree...Wow! I mean it's your great-grandmother for pete's sake. Yes, you take the whole day....let them figure it out. Why should you have to do it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,812
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
You do not go through an observation when you do...

You do not go through an observation when you do your renewal.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,812
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I am accredited with NAFCC and just finished up...

I am accredited with NAFCC and just finished up with my renewal. It is very expensive, but I got a scholarship. Otherwise I would not go through it. It's nice to be able to add it to your...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-29-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 78,235
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I agree with KHiltz...you can't force anyone to...

I agree with KHiltz...you can't force anyone to sleep if they don't want to. And 2-3 hours is the standard naptime for child cares here. In my experience, parents that want their children to sleep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,066
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
Oh....well...tell them to contact the Kentucky...

Oh....well...tell them to contact the Kentucky Child Care Resource and Referral.:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,066
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
You gave a good explanation as to why you...

You gave a good explanation as to why you couldn't offer care. He should have been upfront with you.

In the future, if you have a parent that needs this type of care and you explain that you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,773
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I agree.....big red flag as to how you can expect...

I agree.....big red flag as to how you can expect her to handle other things.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,332
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I agree with Clueless....sounds like a player....

I agree with Clueless....sounds like a player. And the fact that mom didn't offer an explanation tells me she knows it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,118
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
My parents have contracted hours, so they are...

My parents have contracted hours, so they are usually pretty good about calling if they are running late in the mornings. I have a clause in my contract that says if parents are consistently...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,224
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
Ditto for me!

Ditto for me!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,123
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
When my dckids turn a year old...I start...

When my dckids turn a year old...I start transitioning to just one nap a day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,904
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
Oh h*** no!! I had a dcmom several years ago that...

Oh h*** no!! I had a dcmom several years ago that would do this to the other day care kids and I know how that made me feel. I had to have a talk with her and she wasn't very happy. So, I gave her...
Forum: Curriculum 07-26-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,301
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I do the same themes each year from September...

I do the same themes each year from September thru May (I have a different them each week for whatever month it is.....I just change up the books we read and the activities we do so it doesn't get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,553
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
No.....you have every right to want some privacy...

No.....you have every right to want some privacy with your own family. Day care kids and parents can smell dinner cooking at my house too. I know you may feel bad that the dkb didn't eat snack and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I love, love, love your policy "Promoting...

I love, love, love your policy "Promoting Peaceful Sleep Patterns for Babies" lovethis - Beautifully stated!
Hope you don't mind, but I stole it and I'm adding it to my policies.
(Like the one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,548
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
Exactly....in my experience, kids will pay...

Exactly....in my experience, kids will pay attention and will be more careful on their own, if they don't have that "safety net".
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,443
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I don't see anything wrong with giving a "get...

I don't see anything wrong with giving a "get started" discount. And, maybe some vacation time for free. You could also start out by not taking many holidays or taking all the holidays and not get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,185
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I wouldn't want the liability...and what happens...

I wouldn't want the liability...and what happens when parents are running late...or the weather is bad?

I had a family a few years ago that would drive 25 miles to my house and back to work (the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,091
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
There's your answer right there...if a parent...

There's your answer right there...if a parent questions you, just say what you just said above.... If asked about your "qualifications", you answered that too...you stated that you thought most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,931
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I don't think parents really care....I think it's...

I don't think parents really care....I think it's when the child goes home and complains, that the parent even says anything. Some parents just want everyone to be happy, so they can go to work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,883
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I have the two bite rule as well, but they can't...

I have the two bite rule as well, but they can't leave the table until lunch is over. If they want to cry the whole time...doesn't bother me. Usually if they have to sit there they will eat the rest.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,201
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
The little white picnic table is adorable and I...

The little white picnic table is adorable and I think it would look great in your space. But, think about where you would want it to go when your planning for your science area. And think about how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,201
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I think it would look fine either way. You might...

I think it would look fine either way. You might get a better deal on a table at Walmart.com (they sell preschool furniture).

I like your room!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,442
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I agree with Blackcat....it was very nice of them...

I agree with Blackcat....it was very nice of them to give you such an early heads up...

Unfortunatley it does make you anxious about filling the slots now, if you are getting calls.

I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,665
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I would not do a newspaper ad. Seems like all the...

I would not do a newspaper ad. Seems like all the crazy people call.

I knew a provider once that made herself some flyers on her computer and went around shopping areas and left them on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,315
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
Being too rough!! Wow! you're nicer than I would...

Being too rough!! Wow! you're nicer than I would be. This mom (and the child) would have already been given their notice if they were enrolled in my child care. :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,473
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
My parents have to sign a potty training...

My parents have to sign a potty training agreement before potty training can begin. It includes a potty training readiness check list. If the majority of the statements can't be checked off, then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,486
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
Wow...just you explaining the situation made me...

Wow...just you explaining the situation made me crazy! She would be a definite NO!
And, I learned along time ago not to ask for my husband's advice, because all he sees are dollar signs!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,386
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
In TN, the state assessment that is mandatory for...

In TN, the state assessment that is mandatory for licensed providers has caused a lot of providers to close their day cares, or drop their license and just keep 4. It's a very unrealistic tool for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,988
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I'm in Tennessee and I am full.

I'm in Tennessee and I am full.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,209
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I don't allow any free days or weeks for that...

I don't allow any free days or weeks for that matter and my schedule doesn't have times listed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,333
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I have 10 paid vacation days per year that can be...

I have 10 paid vacation days per year that can be taken consecutively or not.

I have unlimited paid sick/personal/training days per year and I get paid federal and state holidays.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,607
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
In TN, the school children have "required"...

In TN, the school children have "required" reading for the summer and they are usually tested on it a few days into the new school year. I'm wondering if the little girl is not actually behind in her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,770
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
Perfect!....this is the exact wording I use as...

Perfect!....this is the exact wording I use as well, when faced with situations like this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,447
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
Well, I think it looks great...but I don't have a...

Well, I think it looks great...but I don't have a website...so I can't offer much advice. You have a beautiful family!:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,980
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I have a clock that sits right beside the sign in...

I have a clock that sits right beside the sign in book, but I have a clock on the wall in the playroom, a digital clock that sits on top of the cozy box and a cell phone in my pocket.
I watch the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,980
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
Don't they though?;)

Don't they though?;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,980
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
I have mine on a table in a binder too.

I have mine on a table in a binder too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,175
Posted By Truly Scrumptious
Looks like you have a specific number of days...

Looks like you have a specific number of days listed....so as a parent I'd say you've used them up...except one day.

I used to have a specific number listed, but I was questioned by a parent one...
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