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Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-06-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,311
Posted By CrackerJacks
Deducting a Piano?

A friend is selling me a piano for $150. Can I deduct the full cost in one year, or do I have to depreciate?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-17-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,329
Posted By CrackerJacks
Phone deduction question - tom

Tom- I understand you cannot deduct the cost of a first phone line, but can deduct t/s for a second phone line. But what about this: I have a cell phone which I do not pay for (as it is part of my...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-23-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,356
Posted By CrackerJacks
I was part of a program through out local RR...

I was part of a program through out local RR agency. Upon fulfillment if the program I will be given toys worth a value of $1000. We will NOT be recieving a 1099 (as per the RR, contact). So do I...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-19-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,356
Posted By CrackerJacks
Deducting Gifts/Toys Received

Tom- I vaguely remember you mentioning at one point being able to deduct the cost of toys that were given/gifted to the childcare (even if I didn't purchase them). Did you say this or am I totally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,596
Posted By CrackerJacks
I'm also in CA. I've been licensed for 7yrs. ...

I'm also in CA. I've been licensed for 7yrs. Three of which I ran at large capacity...I don't think I'll ever go back. Even with help it was soo much work and after all the extra expenses such as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,061
Posted By CrackerJacks
I had an electrician install mine. Where I am,...

I had an electrician install mine. Where I am, the pull fire alarm needs to have a dedicated circuit, so unless your handy with electricity an electrician might be your best bet.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,427
Posted By CrackerJacks
Thanks. This is what I was looking for. Not so...

Thanks. This is what I was looking for. Not so much permission from the parents, I guess I just wanted them to be aware that I will be doing this type of observation. After each section in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,427
Posted By CrackerJacks
Observation/Assesment Parental Consent

I would like to start using some observation and assesment tools in my program. Specifically, I would like to have new parents complete an ASQ (ages and stages questionnaire) and I would like to use...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-06-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,305
Posted By CrackerJacks
Just bumping up in hopes Tom chimes in....thanks

Just bumping up in hopes Tom chimes in....thanks
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-29-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,305
Posted By CrackerJacks
How/Can I Claim This?

I will be receiving $1000 worth of supplies (toys/etc) from my local R&R agency. I will not be actually be receiving the $1000, but the equal equivalent in supplies. Am I able to still claim/deduct...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,490
Posted By CrackerJacks
Never Too Early

It's only April but it's Never TOo early

http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/24-people-who-applied-worlds-toughest-job-were-quite-surprise-157028
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-12-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,923
Posted By CrackerJacks
Thanks tom, I understand exactly what you are...

Thanks tom, I understand exactly what you are saying, however MMK wants to keep a credit going on that child's account..how do I get rid if this credit, so it shows a 0 balance

Parent curently...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-05-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,923
Posted By CrackerJacks
How to I Input this into MMK....Tom?

I have a mom who is now on state pay. However, it took 2 months for the pay to be set up. In which time the mom paid me directly. Now the state is going to reimburse her. But....they won't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,243
Posted By CrackerJacks
Where Do You Store Your Emergency Supplies?

I'm in the process of having all my parents bring in 24hrs worth of emergency supplies for their child: where do you all store all this stuff I have 8 kids, this is ALOT of stuff and anything else I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,095
Posted By CrackerJacks
Another 2436

Another 2436
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,095
Posted By CrackerJacks
I've converted my detached garage... 2435

I've converted my detached garage... 2435
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,252
Posted By CrackerJacks
Spoke with licensing. They said since its only...

Spoke with licensing. They said since its only 3hrs 1x/week and the services are just for that child and I don't leave then its fine. Thanks all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,252
Posted By CrackerJacks
They should have a live scan and tb, but it's not...

They should have a live scan and tb, but it's not specifically associated with my lic #. Which could/not be an issue.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,252
Posted By CrackerJacks
CA Provider Question

I have a SA that comes one day/week for 4.5hrs. He has an IEP which states that he is entitled to 3hrs of OT/behavioral daily + what he receives at school. Does anyone know what the licensing...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-12-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,750
Posted By CrackerJacks
I do. I include it as part of the cost of the...

I do. I include it as part of the cost of the item.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-29-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,734
Posted By CrackerJacks
Repair or Improvement

We have old wooden kitchen cabinets that are warping and starting to chip in some places, if we paint all of them and add new hardware is this considered a repair or improvement? I'm thinking if we...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-29-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,367
Posted By CrackerJacks
Boo :-(

Boo :-(
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-29-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,367
Posted By CrackerJacks
Life Insurance - Is It Deductible?

My husband still pays into his military life ins policy (he's a vet). Is this deductible?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,183
Posted By CrackerJacks
I either go with the Costco brand (that's the...

I either go with the Costco brand (that's the only brand of wipes I use) or with the diapers.com brand. BIG fan of diapers.com, super fast delivery (next day) and if you have multiple email address...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-23-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,252
Posted By CrackerJacks
Thanks Tom. I'll be attending your conference in...

Thanks Tom. I'll be attending your conference in San Mateo in Feb. How I determine how much time to use for the cleaning of the shared space? She spends 2.5hrs cleaning the shared space.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-22-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,252
Posted By CrackerJacks
Thank you everyone for your ideas! I believe...

Thank you everyone for your ideas!
I believe Tom mentioned in a conference I attended last year that you could include hours others work in your home as long as they were directly related to...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-22-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,252
Posted By CrackerJacks
So, why about days that I'm closed? How do I...

So, why about days that I'm closed? How do I figure that into it. For instance I was closed this past Monday for a holiday. Between vacation, sick days, holidays and half days, I'm closed approx 6...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-22-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,371
Posted By CrackerJacks
This is how I think I will organize. Thanks. I...

This is how I think I will organize. Thanks. I think the way I was doing it prior was making it too mug work for me. I would look at the receipt, if it had diapers(100%) and pp products (shared) I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,669
Posted By CrackerJacks
This is what I would say. I personally would...

This is what I would say. I personally would also just email the info, that way I don't have to have any awkward moments. Then follow up with a "just want to make sure you received my email...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-21-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,252
Posted By CrackerJacks
MMK Questions

OKay, so I'm trying MMK to see how I like it. But I have 2 questions.

1. Is there a way to enter my additional hours worked on a continuous basis. Basically, do I have to enter these hours...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-21-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,371
Posted By CrackerJacks
How Do You File Your Receipts After You Have Recorded Them?

So, I've always recorded my receipts a certain way (lol, my way) since opening. Now I'm going to give mmk a try. Just a question, how do you file your receipts once you enter the info into mmk? Do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,099
Posted By CrackerJacks
I would let her sleep. She obviously needs it. ...

I would let her sleep. She obviously needs it. If it's not interfering with her normal night time routine, I don't see why not. No harm no foul
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,717
Posted By CrackerJacks
I think I may try MMK. I tried it about 3/4...

I think I may try MMK. I tried it about 3/4 years ago and never really got into it.. I'm kind of set in my ways of filing my receipts. But, never hurts to try for free again. Do you know if I can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,717
Posted By CrackerJacks
Wanting to go all electronic

I'd like to try to implement a reoccurring electronic payment system. Like one would find at a gym, or corporate preschool, where every month on a certain date a certain dollar amount was deducted...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-20-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,188
Posted By CrackerJacks
If the items you purchased are 100% for the...

If the items you purchased are 100% for the childcare then you can deduct the full cost. If you will use the items during non childcare as well, then you use your t/s%
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,183
Posted By CrackerJacks
I have achilies tendonitis (it's awful) and my...

I have achilies tendonitis (it's awful) and my doc says it's prob because I'm on my feet all day, barefoot inside and flip flops outside. He says flip flops are the worst thing you could wear. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 814
Posted By CrackerJacks
You could go to Home Depot or lowes and get a big...

You could go to Home Depot or lowes and get a big piece of indoor/outdoor rug (comes in different colors) It's not super cushiony, but since its on top of existing wall to wall it should be okay. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,339
Posted By CrackerJacks
Everyone gets the same policy handbook and I have...

Everyone gets the same policy handbook and I have a paragraph regarding drop ins.


Drop In
Drop in care will be provided at a rate of $12/hr

Drop in care will be as space is available

It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 955
Posted By CrackerJacks
I just went to my local preschool Fair last...

I just went to my local preschool
Fair last night, I've done it for 3yrd now. I will PM you later tonight with some ideas
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,529
Posted By CrackerJacks
How Much Of A Runny Nose....

How much of a runny nose will you put up with???? 2yo DCK just caught a cold, has slight fever 99.6 and a constant runny/faucet nose. I wipe, throw tissue away, wash hands and the nose is all the...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-15-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,263
Posted By CrackerJacks
An audit us my worst nightmare :eek: glad you got...

An audit us my worst nightmare :eek: glad you got through it. And hopefully you can find someone who knows what they are doing.
Forum: Daycare Insurance 01-14-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,031
Posted By CrackerJacks
I pay about $600/yr for a Lg FCH in CA.

I pay about $600/yr for a Lg FCH in CA.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,789
Posted By CrackerJacks
Soooo, looks like Disney will be somewhat busy...

Soooo, looks like Disney will be somewhat busy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,789
Posted By CrackerJacks
It's strange to see such a differnce in...

It's strange to see such a differnce in timeframes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,789
Posted By CrackerJacks
When Is Spring Break In Your Area?

Ours is the week of March 31-April 4th.

When is yours? And what part of the country are you in?

I'm debating going down to So Cal to Disneyland (I'm in Nor Cal). We've been at Spring Break...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,827
Posted By CrackerJacks
You could use these. I attached some hinges and...

You could use these. I attached some hinges and screwed to the walls, pull out when needed, place cots on either side, then they fold right back up snug to the wall.

Coaster Oriental Style...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,443
Posted By CrackerJacks
I don't do 1/2 days, they can pay for the full...

I don't do 1/2 days, they can pay for the full days (3) and pick up/drop off anytime between my open hours (this way the space is always there's) and you could try filling the remaing 2 day space....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,150
Posted By CrackerJacks
Funny! What Does My Kid Say (Fox Parody)

One of the ladies in my neighborhood published this..too funny

http://youtu.be/fZQl0QB-aHY
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,083
Posted By CrackerJacks
Just sent you a PM with some suggestions

Just sent you a PM with some suggestions
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-05-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,786
Posted By CrackerJacks
I'm sure you could if you qualify for the earned...

I'm sure you could if you qualify for the earned income credit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,083
Posted By CrackerJacks
My local mothers club allows non members to pay...

My local mothers club allows non members to pay for monthly ad space in their newsletters. Does yours have that?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By CrackerJacks
So this "black cow" you talk of, is just cow...

So this "black cow" you talk of, is just cow manure right? I've added that and I also added soil amendment. Maybe I'll pull out the fava beans that have not done anything in 3mo and let the soil just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By CrackerJacks
OT-Gardening Help!

Okay ladies, last spring we installed a raised planter box (pics in the home decor group). Our first crop of veggies turned out Great! Everything else web planted has Not! I'm in CA so weather I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By CrackerJacks
I have it written in my contract that I will have...

I have it written in my contract that I will have five 1/2 days per year in which I close at 1pm. I do not reduce fees for these days. I generally use three of these days to attend my DD school...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By CrackerJacks
9.5 more hours to go....will it ever get here???...

9.5 more hours to go....will it ever get here??? I'm impatient, lol. Merry Christmas
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By CrackerJacks
Funny

Here's a funny for ya...

http://www.buzzfeed.com/erinchack/the-28-funniest-notes-written-by-kids-in-2013?s=mobile
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,287
Posted By CrackerJacks
I have a Lg license (up to 14) but have been...

I have a Lg license (up to 14) but have been downsizing. I now operate at small capacity. I have six total, with varying schedules. I work alone now, when I was at Lg capacity I had two assistants...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,416
Posted By CrackerJacks
I take five paid 1/2days per year (I close early,...

I take five paid 1/2days per year (I close early, usually 12:30/1p). These are along with my paid sick days, paid vacation days and paid holidays. It's written into my contract and parents know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,063
Posted By CrackerJacks
I would DO IT! I'm hosting Turkey Day for my...

I would DO IT! I'm hosting Turkey Day for my family as well, and my DD and I just started decorating this evening. We have just about everything up except for our lights and the ornaments on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,639
Posted By CrackerJacks
I take it all off and is all paid. This does not...

I take it all off and is all paid. This does not count toward my paid vacation.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,181
Posted By CrackerJacks
10 - days of paid vacation All major holidays ...

10 - days of paid vacation
All major holidays
5 - paid sick days
5 - 1/2 days (where I close early)

Parents pay the same, regardless if their child is here or not (sick/vacation)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,201
Posted By CrackerJacks
I too just started a new group of 18mo olds. It...

I too just started a new group of 18mo olds. It definitely is an adjustment, for us all. I make sure to let the parents know that I do, do circle time etc, but not until the children are older, at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,485
Posted By CrackerJacks
It will get better over time. The first year I...

It will get better over time. The first year I was opened my daughter and I got sick (lots of colds and stomach bug) ALOT. Good news...Six years later and I get sick maybe 1x/yr and I don't think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,722
Posted By CrackerJacks
I don't explain either. I feel there is no need...

I don't explain either. I feel there is no need for explanation. Before they sign the contract they are given the "Provider Paid Holiday/Vacation Schedule". If they question "why?" I take those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,336
Posted By CrackerJacks
How long have you been watching the child?

How long have you been watching the child?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By CrackerJacks
Great ideas, thanks guys :-)

Great ideas, thanks guys :-)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By CrackerJacks
What Do You Do With Your 18mo Olds?

I have a new group of kiddos, three 18month olds, and I'm feeling a little bored. I'm used to the hussle and busses of the older 2.5yo-3.5yo crowd. So, I'm looking for ideas of fun things to do....
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-30-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,387
Posted By CrackerJacks
She is in 2nd grade. Can I still deduct?

She is in 2nd grade. Can I still deduct?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-27-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,387
Posted By CrackerJacks
Tom- Dependent Care Credit Question

I regularly enroll my daughter in several afterschool classes several hours a week while I work and claim these under the dependent care credit.
Next year she will start a competitive soccer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 632
Posted By CrackerJacks
Do you send.....

Do you send an exposure notice out for slap cheek?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,432
Posted By CrackerJacks
I have a women who has been with me for six...

I have a women who has been with me for six years. She comes weekly on Saturdays for about 4-5hrs $100 for a 2600sq/ft house. It's nice to have someone to do the more deep cleaning stuff.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,475
Posted By CrackerJacks
Is there a local mothers club? I would ask...

Is there a local mothers club? I would ask current and former clients who were members to post something for you, or you can pay to run your ad in their newsletter.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-17-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,527
Posted By CrackerJacks
But do you think I can still apply that $10 fee...

But do you think I can still apply that $10 fee to my taxes (t/s%)?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-17-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,527
Posted By CrackerJacks
I would never send it via mail. He would have to...

I would never send it via mail. He would have to physically come pick it up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,076
Posted By CrackerJacks
Thanks all. :-)

Thanks all. :-)
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-17-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,527
Posted By CrackerJacks
Cashier’s Check Fee And Rent - Tom?

So, my landlord has asked/requested if I could start paying rent via a cashiers check, written out to "cash". Now, this is only a request and I understand the law in CA states I cannot be forced to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,076
Posted By CrackerJacks
CA Providers: Ratio Question

Looking for clarification. I hold a Lg license in CA, but recently reduced care to no more than 6 (including my SA child) by myself. Just need clarification if I'm by myself if my ratio would...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-07-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,274
Posted By CrackerJacks
Thank you Tom.

Thank you Tom.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-05-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,274
Posted By CrackerJacks
Depreciation Question - Tom

Can I depreciate home improvements made to the home we rent. This is not a rental property, we live in the home and pay rent to family members that jointly own the property. We pay for all repairs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,060
Posted By CrackerJacks
I like to have All my holiday shopping done by...

I like to have All my holiday shopping done by the end of Oct as well. I just don't like to deal with the holiday shopping crowd. I buy a book set at Costco, it's usually less than $20 and comes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,392
Posted By CrackerJacks
I can handle a bit of Barney, but not Caillou. ...

I can handle a bit of Barney, but not Caillou. You know the other one who gets under my skin, is Elmo! Why does he always refer to himself in the present tense? "Elmo tired, time for Elmo to put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By CrackerJacks
I went back down at the beginning of the year and...

I went back down at the beginning of the year and LOVE it. I had been watching 9-10/children daily for 3yrs. I still hold my large license (14) but only watch 4-5 children now. it's soo less...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,478
Posted By CrackerJacks
When I first opened (6yrs ago) my hours were...

When I first opened (6yrs ago) my hours were 7:30a-6p...Now my hours are 8:30a-5:30p. I've just started the 8:30a start time in order to accommodate taking my DD to school, we have no buses here,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By CrackerJacks
Going to Be a SAD Week :-(

I know it's all par for the course and I've been through it all before, but its always so hard (most of the time LOL!) when the time comes. Next week I will have 3 of my kiddos moving on. And of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,299
Posted By CrackerJacks
We've never done sidewalk paint before, but my...

We've never done sidewalk paint before, but my kids love to make their own "chalk paint". They get water pour it onto the ground then start rubbing chalk in the water...add more water, more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,514
Posted By CrackerJacks
1. I would not refund the deposit. The deposit...

1. I would not refund the deposit. The deposit was to hold the FT space. I would tell them that. And then I would tell them, unfortunately you do not have a 2day/week space.
Here is what my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By CrackerJacks
OT-Play Doh

So, we've been doing a lot of play doh playing lately. But, we've been doing it outside (in the sun) so it seems to be drying out a little. What can I add to it to moisten it up? It's still like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,335
Posted By CrackerJacks
In San Mateo County and haven't heard of anything.

In San Mateo County and haven't heard of anything.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,245
Posted By CrackerJacks
1 Opening 2 Families interested

Need a bites help responding to a family that would like care.
Background: I have 1 opening for the fall. I had 2 interviews this past weekend (on the same day) both went well, I think both...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By CrackerJacks
Back when I ran at Large Capacity I used to have...

Back when I ran at Large Capacity I used to have 1 morning asst and 1 afternoon asst. If either needed time off for whatever reason (vacation/sick/appt etc) it was non paid, as I still had to pay the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,283
Posted By CrackerJacks
My daughter started preschool when she was 2yo. ...

My daughter started preschool when she was 2yo. The first year it was 2 days/wk for 1.5hrs, second year 2 days/week 2.5 hrs, third/fourth year (because of her bday she did 1more year) was 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,011
Posted By CrackerJacks
Little ones have pack n plays, older ones have...

Little ones have pack n plays, older ones have cots. I used to have the red/blue mats, but they tore all the time and I also read an article about their possible toxicity.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,238
Posted By CrackerJacks
Coffee....no joke "oh, it's more milk than...

Coffee....no joke "oh, it's more milk than coffee"....really?
Also had DCB's dropped off with McD 3x/week and u know they did dinner their at least another 2x/week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By CrackerJacks
I send out an email.. Dear Parents, Just...

I send out an email..

Dear Parents,
Just a friendly reminder that I will be taking vacation xxxxxx. Tuition for this week will be due on xxxxx.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By CrackerJacks
Have You Guys Seen These?

Have you guys seen this...."Convos with my 2 year old" ?
Pretty funny..there are 5 skits..

http://youtu.be/zdtD19tXX30
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-10-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,283
Posted By CrackerJacks
Tom- we rent a home that is owned by a family...

Tom- we rent a home that is owned by a family member. We pay for Any improvements that are made. We were thinking of remodeling the kitchen. Does the same depreciation rule apply for people who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,870
Posted By CrackerJacks
My exclusion for diareaha is...they need to have...

My exclusion for diareaha is...they need to have solid stools for 48hrs before returning. Same goes for vomiting...must be vomit free for 48hrs. Diareaha and vomitibg are the two that I have no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,200
Posted By CrackerJacks
Sinus infection possibly.

Sinus infection possibly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By CrackerJacks
In my contract I am allowed 5 half days per year...

In my contract I am allowed 5 half days per year paid, usually is a 1pm close time (regular close time is 5:30p). I take these days mostly to attend my dd school functions etc.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-06-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,283
Posted By CrackerJacks
Is the replacement of a toilet a home improvement?

Is the replacement of a toilet a home improvement?
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