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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By DaveA
To me it's a trade off- It takes me longer to...

To me it's a trade off- It takes me longer to fill openings because I'm picky. But because I'm picky I don't have to fill openings as often. This job is crazy enough without dealing with every...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-18-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 287
Posted By DaveA
There we go! Now I'm hungry for grits or polenta....

There we go! Now I'm hungry for grits or polenta. Both are similar but have subtle differences. I found Scot Conant's polenta with mushrooms recipe & it has become a regular recipe when I want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2018, 03:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By DaveA
This is what I do from day one. We have a...

This is what I do from day one. We have a transition area at the door- bamboo by the door-carpeted rest of the area. DCKs know not to step onto the bamboo without an adult.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 03:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 511
Posted By DaveA
That's what I was thinking. DW went from the...

That's what I was thinking. DW went from the Navy to healthcare field. Any time written down is military time. It's just habit to her.

ETA: I would let this one go. If he's anything like DW...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 04:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By DaveA
In one of my center classrooms I had 3 boys who...

In one of my center classrooms I had 3 boys who were great friends but not great at playing together. :rolleyes: The room we shared a bathroom with thought Brendan Daniel Thomas was one child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 04:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By DaveA
I transport kids. We do a lot of off-site...

I transport kids. We do a lot of off-site activities and up until a couple years ago the school didn't bus pre-K. So it was transport kids or pretty much lose the 3-5 age group. Plus for the first...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By DaveA
10 paid holidays- major ones including day after...

10 paid holidays- major ones including day after Thanksgiving & 12/26 plus birthday & anniversary

1 week unpaid summer break

1 week unpaid winter break taken either as a full week or 2 long...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 03:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By DaveA
It just sounds like they're griping to gripe. ...

It just sounds like they're griping to gripe. It's your business- they can follow your policies or find other care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By DaveA
In my contract I give families 1 late pickup...

In my contract I give families 1 late pickup without charging fee after 6 months attendance at my discretion. 50 minutes with no contract would make me absolutely charge them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By DaveA
Something like this is pretty site specific. ...

Something like this is pretty site specific. Every center I have worked in had their own policy. If you're not onsite yet email your director and ask if you can have a copy so you can be up to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 04:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By DaveA
I have it in my contract fees are evaluated each...

I have it in my contract fees are evaluated each November. If I raise them they take effect January 1. I send out a letter the end of the month stating if I'm raising rates or not. If I am raising...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 806
Posted By DaveA
Painting with Nerf balls. It was all fun and...

Painting with Nerf balls. It was all fun and games till my director looked out the window and saw us. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,010
Posted By DaveA
I do because you never know when a DCP is going...

I do because you never know when a DCP is going to try to tell you that their childís misbuttoned onesie is the reason they have cirrhosis of the toe. :rolleyes::D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 499
Posted By DaveA
Licensed for 8, currently have 3 :ouch: If I...

Licensed for 8, currently have 3 :ouch:

If I was doing general mixed age group I would be happiest with 6, 5 if I had an infant, 4 if multiple infants. If I can fill my openings with school age/...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By DaveA
:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D Didn't take it mean. I'm...

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D Didn't take it mean.

I'm on my 4th rep in 2 years. 2 of them I had no communication with other than "I'm your new rep" and "I will no longer be your rep" :rolleyes::eek: For...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 03:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By DaveA
Online Food Handler's Course?

Anybody ever done an online food handler's course? What was it like/ how long did it take?

I just found out I need one for my license. Apparently it's been a rule for a while. No one told me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By DaveA
Love the setup! I'm sure the kiddos will get a...

Love the setup! I'm sure the kiddos will get a kick out of it.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-02-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By DaveA
Do you have a dishwasher? It sounds like your...

Do you have a dishwasher? It sounds like your program has grown to the point it needs one. Specifically a commercial one that has quick cycles. Be prepared for your director to have a stroke when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By DaveA
As for the pizzas, buy the premade crusts & cut...

As for the pizzas, buy the premade crusts & cut with a 4" circle cutter or by hand. I think they freeze pretty well. Or use grand type biscuits and roll them out thin for crusts.

As for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By DaveA
Yes I do. DCPs appreciate the heads up.

Yes I do. DCPs appreciate the heads up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 410
Posted By DaveA
:D:lol: wouldn't be surprised if that happened. ...

:D:lol: wouldn't be surprised if that happened. :rolleyes:

Raccoons are pretty much a "shoot on sight" animal on my property. What they can do to a chicken coop isn't pretty. :mad: I've never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2018, 03:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By DaveA
You made the right call to term. :hug: I...

You made the right call to term. :hug:

I would send an email to your rep stating that you just termed a ridiculous DCF and explain what was going on. DCM sounds like the type to fill a complaint...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 194,318
Posted By DaveA
Itís pouring rain this morning so I opened garage...

Itís pouring rain this morning so I opened garage doors so DCFs can stay dry. DCG3 is mad she didnít get to use her umbrella. :lol::D:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 928
Posted By DaveA
I think itís against the rules here in IL, but I ...

I think itís against the rules here in IL, but I imagine it varies state by state. I come from a center background where falling asleep on the job very likely get you fired. Personally I wouldnít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By DaveA
Congrats!happyface

Congrats!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By DaveA
Just once I want to see a Faith Based Program use...

Just once I want to see a Faith Based Program use the name Holy Terrors. :lol::cool:

What about an antonym of "Noise"? Something like "Joyful Harmony"? Most synonyms of noise don't quite fit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By DaveA
DCPs use the entryway and can come in the...

DCPs use the entryway and can come in the classroom (right off the entryway. Otherwise they stay out of the rest of my house.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 05:16 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 194,318
Posted By DaveA
DCB10 spent the morning talking about these...

DCB10 spent the morning talking about these really cool "antique things" for music he found in his basement over the weekend- Cassette tapes.

I feel really old now. :lol: :rolleyes::o:D:cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By DaveA
I would take the 1 y/o assuming the family is a...

I would take the 1 y/o assuming the family is a good fit. Having a DCP with issues about your policy before they even enroll your program is not a great way to start out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 03:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By DaveA
In our area the half day programs are generally...

In our area the half day programs are generally school or church based. The home daycares and centers are usually full day and incorporate any preschool elements into their regular schedule.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 03:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By DaveA
One thing I've ran into the last couple years is...

One thing I've ran into the last couple years is even the younger grades get assigned some work that has to be done online. So at 3rd grade plus it's not unusual to see kid with a device. I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By DaveA
Y'all stay safe!:eek:

Y'all stay safe!:eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By DaveA
Our zoo is a great example of a small zoo knowing...

Our zoo is a great example of a small zoo knowing what it is. They keep things really simple. You can walk through it in a couple hours and get really close to the animals. We're about 2 hours...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By DaveA
Zoo Trip

Today is the last day of summer break here. We always do a trip to the zoo before school starts. Kind of a "last gasp of summer". We stop on the way home and grab McD for lunch, so it's a favorite...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,165
Posted By DaveA
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By DaveA
That was going to be my suggestion also. I would...

That was going to be my suggestion also. I would do a bunch of email/ phone conversations and make sure they have all the paperwork including your policies and contract so there are fewer surprises.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By DaveA
This is what I had to do when my son was about...

This is what I had to do when my son was about that age did the same stuff.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,165
Posted By DaveA
Dadbod- I want to clarify something. I wasn't...

Dadbod- I want to clarify something. I wasn't saying you were sexist. You asked if bias played a factor in your opinion, and I responded to that part. You handled it well- you looked for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 04:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By DaveA
I've heard early learners, playschool,...

I've heard early learners, playschool, foundations.... I would avoid "preschool" label for 2's. I would stress the "learning through play" aspect.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,165
Posted By DaveA
I'm happy to have brightened your day. Bless...

I'm happy to have brightened your day. Bless your heart. :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,165
Posted By DaveA
And this young man is learning the industry in a...

And this young man is learning the industry in a similar fashion to how I did. I wish him the best of luck if he decides to stay in this field and is good at it. As long as your provider is not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By DaveA
No locks, but I put a gate up in the hallway...

No locks, but I put a gate up in the hallway blocking access to the bedrooms.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,165
Posted By DaveA
My Mom ran a home daycare when I was 10-16 and I...

My Mom ran a home daycare when I was 10-16 and I helped out. I don't remember if I changed diapers then (mid-late 80's). I know I changed diapers at 16 assisting in a 2 year old classroom in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By DaveA
I would still do the interview. Make sure DCPs...

I would still do the interview. Make sure DCPs know how you run your program and that the process is as much about finding out if DCF is a good fit for your program as it is DCPs find out about...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 08-02-2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By DaveA
I just printed out at a list of what I checked...

I just printed out at a list of what I checked for, when I would do the check, and added a yearly calendar. I circle to mark days I'm open and checked and x out days I'm closed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2018, 03:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By DaveA
Stay safe! :hug:

Stay safe! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2018, 03:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By DaveA
Reading the title I thought you were using...

Reading the title I thought you were using Brightwheel to give term notice to DCP. :lol:

I've never used it. Honestly I keep the business side of my program as basic as possible. I don't use...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2018, 03:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 866
Posted By DaveA
Personally I wouldn't do that. That feels too...

Personally I wouldn't do that. That feels too close to poaching clients off someone for me. Now if she asks if you have a FT spot that's a different story.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By DaveA
I rotate out something every weekend. It may be...

I rotate out something every weekend. It may be one or two things or half the classroom. There is no set rhyme or reason to it. I just go off of what has been out a while, what are kids really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2018, 04:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 743
Posted By DaveA
Make sure everything is put up and turn on the TV...

Make sure everything is put up and turn on the TV or radio for a few minutes before starting supper.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By DaveA
DCPs pay for enrollment not attendance. She's...

DCPs pay for enrollment not attendance. She's only been there a week & DCM is dropping this on you? Call me cynical, but I don't think this was a surprise to her. She's just trying to get a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 606
Posted By DaveA
The day it makes more financial sense to work in...

The day it makes more financial sense to work in my shop full time is the day DCPs get the "I'm closing" notice. :D I'd probably volunteer 1X/ week or so at children's museum, library, or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By DaveA
I do logs/ daily reports for under 12 months with...

I do logs/ daily reports for under 12 months with feeding times & amounts and diaper changes. Otherwise it's either talk to DCPs at pick up and quick texts/ pic of their child's activities.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 03:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 603
Posted By DaveA
I just put mine on the parent board with all the...

I just put mine on the parent board with all the other required stuff.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By DaveA
This. The situation won't improve till you...

This. The situation won't improve till you improve it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,208
Posted By DaveA
It can be a factor. Children tend to act...

It can be a factor. Children tend to act differently during the interview then they do with me, so that's not a given. But it does weigh in on my post interview evaluation. It's basically depends...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 649
Posted By DaveA
Hands down I would bet the parents....

Hands down I would bet the parents. :lol::rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By DaveA
This times 10. My contract is written so...

This times 10.

My contract is written so fees are assessed on Monday if not paid, doubled on Tuesday, and DCF is denied care until paid in full on Wednesday.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By DaveA
When I was a kid I never liked Mr Rodgers. I...

When I was a kid I never liked Mr Rodgers. I always thought we were going to find out he had a basement full of bodies or something. That being said you can't deny his impact or great intentions. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 738
Posted By DaveA
What class were they offering? Often times the...

What class were they offering? Often times the community courses are Friends & Family class which doesn't count as being certified. The AHA course that is the correct one in most jurisdictions is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 738
Posted By DaveA
$20-$30 is typical for a training center based...

$20-$30 is typical for a training center based course. The classes at my TC ( local hospital) are $25 for Heartsaver First Aid including CPR/AED. The local R&R charges $50-60 for the class.

If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 954
Posted By DaveA
I agree with you in theory. The reason I...

I agree with you in theory. The reason I consider it a waste of time is IMHO most parents using an illegally unlicensed daycare know but don't care until it bites them in the butt. I have to have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By DaveA
I usually do interviews a half hour to an hour...

I usually do interviews a half hour to an hour after closing. Gives me time to makes sure stuff is clean, grab a bite to eat, and make sure paperwork is ready. Plus that means DW is usually home so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 954
Posted By DaveA
That was what I was thinking. I'd shrink it to...

That was what I was thinking. I'd shrink it to the size of a dime. :cool::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 4,754
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,589
Posted By DaveA
I had an interview when the mom was stunned I had...

I had an interview when the mom was stunned I had such a "ridiculously strict" sick policy. My guess is that she & your DCMs would be hacked the first time their child came down with something they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By DaveA
I usually keep to my schedule. Good practice for...

I usually keep to my schedule. Good practice for busier days.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-22-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By DaveA
Quesadillas. Doesnít really matter the filling-...

Quesadillas. Doesnít really matter the filling- beef, chicken, veggie. As long as itís cheesy and in a tortilla theyíre happy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By DaveA
Unhappy Koko the Gorilla

Just heard on the radio Koko the gorilla died last night. I used her story often in animal themes in my classroom during my center days. Sad
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By DaveA
I had a parent ask if I had multiple TVs in case...

I had a parent ask if I had multiple TVs in case brother & sister wanted to watch something different. :rolleyes:

One who lived in the same subdivision as me asked if I could keep their 2nd grade...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 03:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By DaveA
I supply it and put it on the children. Gloves...

I supply it and put it on the children. Gloves are a huge timesaver. If DCPs want a particular brand they can supply it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 738
Posted By DaveA
Double check with your licensing. Some states...

Double check with your licensing. Some states will take the hybrid courses but not a purely online one. The organization doing your training (AHA/ Red Cross) should have a list online of places that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 03:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 778
Posted By DaveA
I buy 2% milk and Almond milk. I'm not on the...

I buy 2% milk and Almond milk. I'm not on the food program so no worries there. I've offered the option of soy or almond milk instead of dairy since I opened. My newest family is the first one to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By DaveA
My bathroom doesn't really have room for a...

My bathroom doesn't really have room for a changing table, so I just use one of the changing mats.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,087
Posted By DaveA
Eggs. Can bake with them, but I will not cook...

Eggs. Can bake with them, but I will not cook them. Hard Pass on those.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By DaveA
I change out something every weekend. It may be...

I change out something every weekend. It may be 1-2 containers, it may be 1/2 the room. Just depends on my mood, what I want to do next week, and if I think DCKs are getting bored with something. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By DaveA
Peace of mind and value. Notice I didn't say...

Peace of mind and value. Notice I didn't say "Low Cost". I mean that parents are happy with what is being provided for the fee. I explain to parents what I do and why I do it. Now that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 634
Posted By DaveA
Saturday or Sunday is our "stock up" trip that...

Saturday or Sunday is our "stock up" trip that covers the basics and most of what I need for the home. During the school year we usually go to the grocery store Monday morning for daycare stuff-...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By DaveA
One of the hardest lessons in this business is...

One of the hardest lessons in this business is that it is a business. I run my program to suit my family's needs because I expect DCFs to act in their best interests. That's not a bad thing. But...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By DaveA
I had one little boy I swore lived by the motto...

I had one little boy I swore lived by the motto "Eyes closed and full speed ahead". Almost always had a mark somewhere. His family got pictures done yearly and 3 years in a row he had a visible...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By DaveA
My contract states that fees will be evaluated...

My contract states that fees will be evaluated each November 1. Notice of any changes will be given to parents by November 15 to take effect Jan 1. If I know I'm raising rates and it's fall/ late...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 4,568
Posted By DaveA
I'm not sure about the total numbers being...

I'm not sure about the total numbers being similar but if I had to guess I would say it is probably consistent.

I think a big part of that is there has correctly been a lot of time, effort, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By DaveA
Playing "air tag" with DCKs and a leaf blower. ...

Playing "air tag" with DCKs and a leaf blower. For the record- cordless electric. No gas engine or cord. ;)

Not pick up, but I had a DCD show up 10 minutes early as I was making a marinade for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By DaveA
Short, sweet, and cute. Leave it just like that.

Short, sweet, and cute. Leave it just like that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 4,568
Posted By DaveA
My guess is a large part of it is the...

My guess is a large part of it is the thermodynamics of the situations. The very thing that makes cars so lethal in summer (well insulated, absorbing large amounts of solar energy through windows)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By DaveA
Skin so Soft

Does anyone use Avon Skin so Soft as a bug spray with DCKs? Our family uses it and it is better than the DEET stuff for buffalo gnats, which are crazy this year. My contract states I provide bug...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 254,884
Posted By DaveA
Yesterday was the first day of no pre-k. ...

Yesterday was the first day of no pre-k. Tomorrow is early dismissal/ last day of school. I needed the light easy day I'm having today. happyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,691
Posted By DaveA
They need to be gone now. That will not get...

They need to be gone now. That will not get better and if you take it the behavior will get worse.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By DaveA
Maybe I'm extra cynical today, but I doubt it...

Maybe I'm extra cynical today, but I doubt it will be the people who should have been inspecting/ enforcing regs. It will be a repeat of the same pattern as before:

Licensing ignores illegal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By DaveA
That's about as nice of a way to put it. If that...

That's about as nice of a way to put it. If that doesn't work go with the sign. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By DaveA
My DCPs have a pretty consistent schedule, so I...

My DCPs have a pretty consistent schedule, so I usually know when they'll be here and try to open the door for them and greet them. Our classroom faces the driveway, so I see them pull in unless I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By DaveA
Not really a nickname, but had a Salem here for a...

Not really a nickname, but had a Salem here for a while. It was a tough one for the younger kids. One mangled it into Salmon and another Satan. :D

There for a while out of the 6 kids in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2018, 03:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 982
Posted By DaveA
Parents usually hand it to me in the morning. ...

Parents usually hand it to me in the morning. Every once in a while it will be in a book bag or diaper bag.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2018, 03:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By DaveA
It shouldn't be a problem with licensing but...

It shouldn't be a problem with licensing but double check with them. That being said- when parents hear that a percentage of families with say no to your program no matter how good/ safe you are. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By DaveA
64 pages in a pdf file

64 pages in a pdf file
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By DaveA
My stuff is the basics. Plastic cube blocks,...

My stuff is the basics. Plastic cube blocks, stacking cups, the stacking rings on a stick (not sure what to call that), rattles, fabric books, etc. Really anything colorful, easy to get ahold of,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 647
Posted By DaveA
David Gets in Trouble. The kids love looking at...

David Gets in Trouble. The kids love looking at me and sighing "OH DAVID!":lol::D:p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By DaveA
No specific list but my current crop of DCPs are...

No specific list but my current crop of DCPs are a pretty good bunch. They have their quirks and :rolleyes: moments, but overall I can't complain too much.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By DaveA
Thanks BC! That will work great.

Thanks BC! That will work great.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 03:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By DaveA
How to word this?

I need to do some updates to my contract/ policies and want to add something. I am trying to figure out a way to say that if school ager can't go to school when it's open for any reason (like a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By DaveA
Yeah- I'd shift that one onto parents rather than...

Yeah- I'd shift that one onto parents rather than at daycare. I'd be too worried they'd learn someone else's address/ number. :D
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