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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By ardeur
I went through two terrible ordeals with parents...

I went through two terrible ordeals with parents who told me their child was "not allowed to wear diapers or pullups at daycare" because they wanted them PT'd. But parents regularly brought them in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 662
Posted By ardeur
My biggest issue was with a verbally-abusive...

My biggest issue was with a verbally-abusive parent who retaliated with false reports of abuse to both licensing and CPS after I terminated her contract for screaming and threatening me in my home....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 806
Posted By ardeur
1. It primarily lets me know who is serious about...

1. It primarily lets me know who is serious about enrolling, and who isn't. Like earnest money, but I don't refund it.
2. It's to cover my time talking with the parents over text, phone, during the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 806
Posted By ardeur
Would you charge them another enrollment fee?...

Would you charge them another enrollment fee? (Mine is $60). For leaving the program and then re-enrolling?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 806
Posted By ardeur
Family Wanting Lengthy, Unpaid Absence

A current family wants to "pull" their child for the entire month of December and return sometime (they don't know when) in January. They will not pay during this absence and they may or may not even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By ardeur
My gut is saying they cannot do this. Don't sign...

My gut is saying they cannot do this. Don't sign anything until you talk to someone at the Child Care Law offices. Make sure you send them a scan of the lease agreement.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By ardeur
Giving a Good Report at Pick Up

I know I'm not good at this and I want to do better. I feel like most of the time I communicate with parents regarding policy reminders or about a minor injury or a behavior issue. I hate that most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 480
Posted By ardeur
1. wall-mounted changing table 2. wall-mounted...

1. wall-mounted changing table
2. wall-mounted soap and instant hand sanitizer
3. wall-mounted paper towels & bulk paper towels
4. new infant and toddler toys. Mine are VERY well-loved.
5. arts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By ardeur
I have a family of nurses who work 12 hour shifts...

I have a family of nurses who work 12 hour shifts + 1 hour lunch + 50 minute rt commute to my home. That's a 14 hour day for me, but only 3 days a week. 42 hours of care in 3 days' time.

I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,826
Posted By ardeur
I worked on my policies every day for months...

I worked on my policies every day for months before opening up for business. My first dcp negotiated on a lot and ended up being a control freak after I gave in to her. My fault. That experience...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,440
Posted By ardeur
Tell Me About Your Early/Late Fees

I have been going back and forth between charging a $1/min or a $5/min late fee (or consider something else?). $5 seems so high, but I feel like it's high enough to really deter most parents. $1 feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By ardeur
We have only been members this year so far and...

We have only been members this year so far and while they seem very friendly, they have been very strict about parking and the traffic into the complex. They already told me no when I asked for extra...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By ardeur
DO & PU Zone Out on Sidewalk

I'm getting licensed this summer to take on more children and so far my daycare has been small enough for this to not be a problem. Anyhow, we have very limited parking inside our association for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By ardeur
I lucked out yesterday and responded to a cl ad...

I lucked out yesterday and responded to a cl ad for preschool furniture shortly after it was posted. Got 2 adjustable tables and 6 chairs for $80.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By ardeur
The last picture.

The last picture.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By ardeur
Beginning stage of my preschool room

I'm going for a morning preschool and afternoon playtime daycare for ages 3+. I'm finding my bare walls the most difficult challenge. I am NOT a creative person but I do know that I don't want it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By ardeur
Furniture is Expensive

I've had no luck so far finding anything on craigslist. Our nearest IKEA is 3 hours away and it's $99 for delivery.

My preschoolers need an actual table/desk because my Little Tykes plastic...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 897
Posted By ardeur
For Those Of You Who Wear Uniforms

I have had to wear uniforms in the past for school and various jobs. Personally, I've always liked it. I spent the past year of my daycare wearing whatever I want and that hasn't worked out well for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By ardeur
2 and 3 year olds are regularly put in preschool...

2 and 3 year olds are regularly put in preschool here. Actual learning preschools. I hate it. I strongly believe playtime, outside playtime, and learning social behaviors is so much more important....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,080
Posted By ardeur
I was asked to care for someone's twins full time...

I was asked to care for someone's twins full time in their home for $400/mo. Nope.

I saw another mom who wanted someone to come to her house for eight hours to feed, play with, and put her toddler...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,561
Posted By ardeur
I already have a screen-free home and...

I already have a screen-free home and electronics-free toys but we do have plastic still. It wouldn't be difficult to move more in that direction. We also use things like unpaper cloth towels and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,561
Posted By ardeur
For cloth diapers I only buy solid colors and...

For cloth diapers I only buy solid colors and assign each child their own color so there's no sharing. I use large wet bags for the soiled diapers and wash separately.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,561
Posted By ardeur
Ideas To Give My DC A Competitive "Edge"

I would like to start charging on the higher end for our area but I realize I will need to make my dc stand out from others. I already know I want to offer organic food and provide (yes, I provide)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,482
Posted By ardeur
Pooping Right At Pickup

I've noticed a pattern with a little boy who poops RIGHT before or during pickup. It's happened three times now. I feel nervous and embarrassed because I don't want his parents thinking that I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,814
Posted By ardeur
Dirty clothes

I have a boy who is always getting his clothes really dirty whether it be from eating, playing outside, or from his "uncontainable" #2s. Should I be washing and drying his clothes or sending them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By ardeur
Any Reason I Shouldn't Charge Monthly?

I am still unlicensed and only providing care for one family right now, and they pay monthly. Not a problem.

I hope to continue requiring monthly payments when I expand and become licensed soon....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By ardeur
Oh and I'm in Fresno county.

Oh and I'm in Fresno county.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By ardeur
Yes. Thank you. The reason I ask is because...

Yes. Thank you.

The reason I ask is because I contemplating transitioning to more of a preschool environment (with actual learning + play) when my son reaches preschool age. I suppose I could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By ardeur
Difference Between A Home Daycare And A Home Preschool In CA?

I've been googling this and haven't had any luck. Does licensing differentiate between a daycare and a preschool in California? Any links for me?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,614
Posted By ardeur
We were not given the CCNRs until escrow. I tried...

We were not given the CCNRs until escrow. I tried calling the management office and they wouldn't share ANY details with me since we weren't in escrow yet.

I am not required to tell anyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,614
Posted By ardeur
This is a gated, family community -- not an...

This is a gated, family community -- not an age-restricted one. Lots of working couples and children here.

My husband and I wish to approach this very delicately and respectfully with our HOA...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,614
Posted By ardeur
Thank you so much! That is helpful.

Thank you so much! That is helpful.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,614
Posted By ardeur
Question California -- CCNR's Prohibit Home Business

Anyone familiar with California law? We're in escrow on a condo and I just read through the CCNR's which prohibit any home businesses.

But it is my understanding that California law is on my side...
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