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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 808
Posted By melilley
I am not sure what area you are in, but there is...

I am not sure what area you are in, but there is a woman who will come to your home. I do not know if you are on Facebook or not, but she is on Facebook. She will travel for a group. Usually a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,439
Posted By melilley
Iím in MI, near Lansing! When I opened, I had my...

Iím in MI, near Lansing! When I opened, I had my orientation in December and my inspection was almost at the 90 day mark. They hold orientations at certain times, but will let you know once you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By melilley
I always say I'm a Family Child Care provider....

I always say I'm a Family Child Care provider. Daycare can mean kids or adults imo.
Also, if you're play based, do you want "preschool" in your title? Just a thought. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,372
Posted By melilley
Refer yourself! :p

Refer yourself! :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,972
Posted By melilley
I am also in MI and there are a ton of illegal...

I am also in MI and there are a ton of illegal providers in my area, it drives me nuts just because I have to go through all this cap and money to even get licensed and these other people don't. But...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,351
Posted By melilley
Same here. I didn't know it would renew!

Same here. I didn't know it would renew!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,379
Posted By melilley
If the power goes out before I open, I let...

If the power goes out before I open, I let parents know that it's out and I will let them know when it comes back on. They cannot bring them until it does. If it goes out during the day, I'll let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By melilley
Too bad so sad! :p Everyone naps here. I think...

Too bad so sad! :p Everyone naps here. I think some parents just want it easier for them at night.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,058
Posted By melilley
I actually like taking p/t kids. Maybe I've been...

I actually like taking p/t kids. Maybe I've been lucky, but I've never had any problems with any ages being p/t. I charge more for p/t if you break it down per day. I also require at least 2 days a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,223
Posted By melilley
Haha I know what you mean. I started off doing...

Haha I know what you mean. I started off doing it for personal reasons, but did work to achieve my stars and the money would have been nice! Probably won't do it again if those of us who already...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,223
Posted By melilley
Yeah, you had to submit or resubmit by August 3rd...

Yeah, you had to submit or resubmit by August 3rd to get the bonus. A lot of us who already have our stars are ticked off about that because we don't qualify because we earned our stars before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,223
Posted By melilley
I think we may be a part of the same group. ;)

I think we may be a part of the same group. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,223
Posted By melilley
Thank you! :) What you said is so true! I did...

Thank you! :)
What you said is so true! I did do it for personal reasons, but it still irks me, can't help it..lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,223
Posted By melilley
So Mad About My States STAR Program!

First I want to say that I'm not for or against the STAR program as there are pros and cons to participating. I participated for personal reasons as well as I have gotten many calls from being at the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By melilley
I think she means to be with them more, mentally....

I think she means to be with them more, mentally. ;) Burnout can take a great toll on a person and can affect their family.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,341
Posted By melilley
I have to pay my mortgage, can I pay you on...

I have to pay my mortgage, can I pay you on Friday (which would be late), I'll pay you for two weeks. They thought they were giving ME a deal if they paid late, but paid for two weeks ahead instead...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,417
Posted By melilley
I feel your pain! I'm breastfeeding my 5 week...

I feel your pain! I'm breastfeeding my 5 week old and have 4-5 other kids to take care of (3-1 year olds and 2-3 year olds) and it does seem that as soon as you try to feed the baby, the other kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,864
Posted By melilley
I am so sorry this happened to you, my worst...

I am so sorry this happened to you, my worst fear. I'll be thinking of you and that child's family.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,435
Posted By melilley
Thank you everyone! :)

Thank you everyone! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,435
Posted By melilley
Thank you! :)

Thank you! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,435
Posted By melilley
Thank you! :)

Thank you! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,435
Posted By melilley
It's Been A While

It's been a while since I've been on here. I've peeked and commented a few times in the last several months, but that's about it. How is everyone? When I was on here months ago, there were several...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,293
Posted By melilley
Oh come on, why not? :lol: That would be...

Oh come on, why not? :lol:
That would be really interesting to see how that would turn out.....maybe not...lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,293
Posted By melilley
I wonder what it is with kids not wanting to poo...

I wonder what it is with kids not wanting to poo on the potty?
I'm just about a month/month and a half into potty training (in underwear) my ds who will be 3 on the 20th and he has only done it a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,293
Posted By melilley
likethis I 100% agree, underwear all the way! ...

likethis I 100% agree, underwear all the way! I'm potty training my almost 3 year old and as soon as I went to underwear, he's been doing great for the most part (except for #2). I put him in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,293
Posted By melilley
My son will be 3 in a couple of weeks. I never...

My son will be 3 in a couple of weeks. I never thought he would want to potty train and never said anything so I took it upon myself and just put him in underwear one day. I set a timer for every 30...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,772
Posted By melilley
Cereal does not have to be whole wheat, it must...

Cereal does not have to be whole wheat, it must be a whole grain, but doesn't have to be wheat.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,619
Posted By melilley
I have a 15 month old who is the same way. He...

I have a 15 month old who is the same way. He cries if I get up from the table and walk over to the garbage, cries if I go to the bathroom, cries if he can't see me, cries if I get up and walk to...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 06-18-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,619
Posted By melilley
Here, a teacher can leave if the correct ratio of...

Here, a teacher can leave if the correct ratio of children are sleeping, which here if 4:1. If even one wakes up, someone has to go into that room. There is no way that your director is right.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,397
Posted By melilley
The only plan that I had to write for QRIS was a...

The only plan that I had to write for QRIS was a special needs plan. Is this something different?
For the others, you can use parts of your handbook, show that you are on the fp, and for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,881
Posted By melilley
I just received mine today!happyface

I just received mine today!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,511
Posted By melilley
I have 3 Stars right now and am reassessing at a...

I have 3 Stars right now and am reassessing at a 4, but I decided to stay at a 3. Right now, in MI, the only benefit to the star program is that the more start that you have, the more dhs pays for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,504
Posted By melilley
I had another provider take parts of my ad once...

I had another provider take parts of my ad once too. I asked her to change her wording, and she did, but it was basically the same thing. I did report her to cl and they had me give them her id #...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By melilley
My part time is per day, not based on hours. ...

My part time is per day, not based on hours. They pay whether they are here 1 or 10 hours (max cap of 10 hours per day) I have a 2, 3, 4 day, and a full time rate. Part time is more than full time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,222
Posted By melilley
I always look at potential clients' FB page! So...

I always look at potential clients' FB page! So far, I've only seen one family who I didn't want to take because of what mom posted as far as her child and child care (would not be a good fit at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,858
Posted By melilley
I've been wondering about you ;) Glad to hear...

I've been wondering about you ;)
Glad to hear that there is finally a decision. I hope licensing doesn't take too long and you get to open soon!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,001
Posted By melilley
Last year I bought work gloves from the Dollar...

Last year I bought work gloves from the Dollar Store and had the kids put their handprint on the top of the gloves. I found a cute poem to go along with the gloves (I forget what it said,but I found...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By melilley
I try to pay attention to what they will and...

I try to pay attention to what they will and won't eat and make sure to give the minimum required amount to the kids that do not eat a certain food. If I make something that I know most of the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,104
Posted By melilley
When I need to go, I go! Plus, I'm almost 27...

When I need to go, I go! Plus, I'm almost 27 weeks pregnant and can't hold it...ever. I've managed to learn how to speed pee, or do the other..lol I usually just leave the door cracked and have the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,263
Posted By melilley
I raised my weekly rates by $10 a week and I also...

I raised my weekly rates by $10 a week and I also raised my p/t rates based on number of days. I only raised them for new families, but most are now on the new rate system.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,873
Posted By melilley
Lol. I have worked in centers for 14 years...

Lol. I have worked in centers for 14 years before opening my in home and I was the lead infant/toddler teacher most of the time. I think that's why I like the younger ones so much. Right now, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,142
Posted By melilley
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,873
Posted By melilley
I never wake them, unless it's late and I want to...

I never wake them, unless it's late and I want to go outside...lol I will confess though, that I will wake my 2.5 year old son if it's too late, but he's mine...he doesn't like to go to bed at night...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,873
Posted By melilley
I do this when the kids turn 3/3.5. I prefer the...

I do this when the kids turn 3/3.5. I prefer the 3 and under age groups so when they turn 3, or even before, I kinds of mention preschool and how their child is ready. I don't do a formal preschool...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,873
Posted By melilley
I agree, don't offer to pay anything. I had a...

I agree, don't offer to pay anything.
I had a child hit his head on my entertainment center once. He ended up having to go to the emergency room and get stitches, I thought for sure there would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,822
Posted By melilley
Summers off! It would be so awesome to be able to...

Summers off! It would be so awesome to be able to have that time with my kids!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,457
Posted By melilley
You Have To Watch If You Are Or Wish To Have A Play Based Program!

I remember that I responded to a thread a couple of days ago about someone being confused about play based programming and whether or not they were. There were a lot of responses, including from me....
Forum: Curriculum 04-23-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,776
Posted By melilley
I also get what you are saying and question...

I also get what you are saying and question myself all the time. I think of myself as play-based, but I do do weekly themes and we do activities that correlate with the themes and we have a weekly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,127
Posted By melilley
I had one that started at 18 months and is now...

I had one that started at 18 months and is now 3.5. He did all the same things except for choking. I talked to mom and dad, told them I would give 2 weeks for him to change and they were working...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,269
Posted By melilley
Sometimes, but it's all me! My sis comes when I...

Sometimes, but it's all me!
My sis comes when I have appointments and every time, I do the same, rush to get lunch done, diapers changed, cots out, etc... But when she gets here, she's so relaxed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,592
Posted By melilley
Congratulations!!!! happyfacehappyface Welcome...

Congratulations!!!! happyfacehappyface
Welcome to the club, I'm 25.5 weeks!

I told parents when I was about 2 months along. I was going to wait until at least 13 weeks, because I had a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,346
Posted By melilley
I have a 2.5 year old ds who loves to show off...

I have a 2.5 year old ds who loves to show off during tours! If my dh is home and my ds starts to show off and get loud, I have my husband take him. I do like to introduce him to prospective...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,065
Posted By melilley
Yeah, why would the hours be longer? I wonder...

Yeah, why would the hours be longer? I wonder what his starting/work hours are? That is a long time for a child to be in care every week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,065
Posted By melilley
Those are REALLY long days! I guess it would...

Those are REALLY long days! I guess it would depend on the baby. Is the baby easy? Is the baby your only one? I could probably do it if the baby was the only one and if he were easy going. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,941
Posted By melilley
:hug: I've been there. Sometimes I love doing...

:hug:
I've been there. Sometimes I love doing this, other days I don't. I think a part of it is the weather (plus for me I'm preggo so my hormones probably don't help...lol) I don't know where you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,513
Posted By melilley
I'm thinking she's probably a provider who...

I'm thinking she's probably a provider who doesn't charge for vacations, that's all I can think of as to why/how a child's absence would have an impact.

OP, I always give families a list of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By melilley
I have one here who can go outside at home if he...

I have one here who can go outside at home if he wants and last year did a few times. My ds is a year younger than the dcb and saw him do it so he went by our fire pit and let it all out...lol (well...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,525
Posted By melilley
I have one who started at 18 months and is now...

I have one who started at 18 months and is now 3.5. He just in the last 6 months or so has stopped being aggressive, which included, biting, hitting, pushing, taking toys, etc... I didn't do a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,715
Posted By melilley
:hug: I had a miscarriage at 12 weeks. I took...

:hug:
I had a miscarriage at 12 weeks. I took a couple of days off, it wasn't the physical part, but the mental part that got me. Take as much time as you need.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By melilley
http://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/ You...

http://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/

You can take free webinars through this site! I find a lot of their webinars to me very informational!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By melilley
I am so jealous! He is going to be in my area,...

I am so jealous!
He is going to be in my area, but only members of a certain food program are invited to attend and I'm not a part of that program. BOO!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,792
Posted By melilley
likethis I so need to do this. Let go of the...

likethis I so need to do this. Let go of the less important rules that aren't important. I feel like I'm always getting frustrated and I think this could help. Now only if I can actually let go of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By melilley
Yes, I do. We have to have a phone by us at all...

Yes, I do. We have to have a phone by us at all times for licensing. Plus, I feel safer bringing it outside. What if there is an emergency?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,677
Posted By melilley
Ok, now I feel dumb. I never put it together...

Ok, now I feel dumb. I never put it together that granola is made from oats, I was thinking it was it's own grain! I feel REALLY dumb! Makes perfect sense...lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,677
Posted By melilley
Awesome, thanks! I'm going to have to try these...

Awesome, thanks! I'm going to have to try these out! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,677
Posted By melilley
My list of foods does not even have an Oat or...

My list of foods does not even have an Oat or Granola option! Annoying!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,677
Posted By melilley
How do you make granola? And I don't like how...

How do you make granola?
And I don't like how the fp only lists granola bars as a dessert snack, but there isn't a regular granola option!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,230
Posted By melilley
For me, it depends on what children are here. If...

For me, it depends on what children are here. If I have my 1 year olds plus others, we go in the back, but if I only have older kids or 1 young and some older, we will go in front.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,020
Posted By melilley
No way! Geez! I had a parent who breastfed,...

No way! Geez!
I had a parent who breastfed, which I do not mind at all, but this parent only lived 10 minutes away at most and half of the time dcb was fed right before she would get here and of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,020
Posted By melilley
How rude! If I need to close early, I always...

How rude!
If I need to close early, I always tell them a time to pick up and usually give myself an hour at the least. My parents are great, but ya never know.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,561
Posted By melilley
I'll admit that some days it would be nice. But...

I'll admit that some days it would be nice. But I think I would feel too guilty sending my ds to someone else when I'm at home with other people's children...maybe...no I probably would feel bad.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,779
Posted By melilley
I'm so sorry. I too have had a miscarriage at 12...

I'm so sorry. I too have had a miscarriage at 12 weeks, it happened naturally at the Dr. office. It started in the morning and by the time I went in in the afternoon, it happened. I didn't have my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,919
Posted By melilley
I would tell her to report too. I worked for...

I would tell her to report too. I worked for corporate centers and in the break rooms, they posted a number you could confidentially call to report since we are mandated reporters. I know sometimes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,214
Posted By melilley
Actually, I do remember one other child getting...

Actually, I do remember one other child getting kicked out, well actually the parent was kicked out. :eek: She was aggressive with our director one day, she was one of those "entitled" women.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,214
Posted By melilley
I worked for 3 centers for a period of 14 years. ...

I worked for 3 centers for a period of 14 years. I only remember one child getting kicked out and that was for biting, there may have been more, but I honestly don't think so. They were all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,134
Posted By melilley
I'm soooooo sick of it too!!!! It just snowed...

I'm soooooo sick of it too!!!!
It just snowed again all morning and then it's supposed to change over to freezing rain. :eek:
The other day it was so sunny out, so sunny. I was looking outside...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,561
Posted By melilley
I'm right with you. I have a 2.5 year old ds and...

I'm right with you. I have a 2.5 year old ds and he is terrible here on most days! He runs, recently will push and hit, doesn't listen half of the time, and screams. I always tell my dh that I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,781
Posted By melilley
They also said that she used the upstairs for...

They also said that she used the upstairs for sleeping and the they couldn't even open doors to the rooms upstairs because of how cluttered it was. It said the provider said she was embarrassed by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,781
Posted By melilley
likethis And in MI, they just sent out...

likethis
And in MI, they just sent out information a few months ago about taking a refresher course for free for infant safe sleep. No way this woman didn't know not to put that child in the seat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,981
Posted By melilley
Ahhh duh...lol

Ahhh duh...lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,981
Posted By melilley
What is EBF? Something breast fed? I've seen...

What is EBF? Something breast fed? I've seen this somewhere else and can't figure it out...lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,981
Posted By melilley
Sounds like reflux. My dd had reflux and...

Sounds like reflux. My dd had reflux and projectile vomited, and was put on meds. Most babies grow out of it, but if they don't, it usually requires surgery. Just a thought.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,981
Posted By melilley
I wouldn't start cereal without parents consent...

I wouldn't start cereal without parents consent either. I would tell mom that she has to bring more milk though. If she doesn't, I don't think I could take care of that child knowing that they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,465
Posted By melilley
Hmm...that's really weird that someone left a...

Hmm...that's really weird that someone left a review if you didn't create a profile. I am on there and as far as I can tell, the only providers who can receive a review are the providers who create...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 02-24-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,490
Posted By melilley
Yep, and I figure if another provider sees my...

Yep, and I figure if another provider sees my rates, then so be it, it doesn't bother me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,143
Posted By melilley
I know here, most centers charge an extra fee in...

I know here, most centers charge an extra fee in the summer for their summer camp. They do more, buy more, and go on more field trips. When I worked in a center, parents didn't mind paying more for...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 02-24-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,490
Posted By melilley
Hi, welcome! I actually made a website and...

Hi, welcome!

I actually made a website and when I post an ad, I always tell parents to look at my website and then call if they are interested in my child care. I post my rates right on my site,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,436
Posted By melilley
I slipped in poo here once. It was all over my...

I slipped in poo here once. It was all over my wood floors (good thing it wasn't on my carpet!) and once when I worked in a center, a child threw up all over me and I had to go all the way home to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By melilley
My OYC office (basically our CCR&R) sells them...

My OYC office (basically our CCR&R) sells them for $5 dollars-for the cost of paper and ink. I just copy them and use them as many times as I need to. You could check with your local CCR&R to see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By melilley
I do Ages and Stages for our State's Star program...

I do Ages and Stages for our State's Star program and I really like it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By melilley
Wow Hunni Bee, she's 19 months already?! Boy,...

Wow Hunni Bee, she's 19 months already?! Boy, time flies! It seems like you just posted her newborn pic.!

I have an inkling of what you're going through. I call it the "Mom Syndrome", where the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,307
Posted By melilley
I have 1-3 year olds and prefer that they leave...

I have 1-3 year olds and prefer that they leave after 3. 3 and under is my preferred age group. If I had a child that fit in and was older, I would definitely keep them, but my set up is geared...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By melilley
likethis I agree, make sure you have a handbook...

likethis I agree, make sure you have a handbook and contract!

I would also make sure you do prepaid care. My families pay on Friday's before the next week of care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,568
Posted By melilley
:eek: I had a call similar to that last year. ...

:eek:
I had a call similar to that last year. Not dds, but the woman said she was moving here in a couple of months and could I take her son. I explained that I wouldn't know until closer to that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,602
Posted By melilley
I'm not jealous of the other providers in my...

I'm not jealous of the other providers in my area. In fact, many of us are on a local fb forum and we help each other out. We even share assistants if we need time away for something. I am however...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By melilley
2-3 days $35 a day 4 days $130 5 days $140. ...

2-3 days $35 a day
4 days $130
5 days $140.

I only do part time by the day, so if they come 1 hour, it's the same as if they come 10. I have done a half day a few times for one of my families...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,167
Posted By melilley
Yes, 2 years! I shadowed and kept him with me...

Yes, 2 years! I shadowed and kept him with me all the time. It was stressful. I'm not trying to scare you...lol, just tell my experience. I will definitely not keep a child like that again. Some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,787
Posted By melilley
My first thought is hives, since they are present...

My first thought is hives, since they are present and then go away. It's just strange that multiple children have/had them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,226
Posted By melilley
I wear jeans and a nice shirt. Jeans to me are...

I wear jeans and a nice shirt. Jeans to me are like yoga pants to other people; I feel the most comfy in them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,258
Posted By melilley
likethis This is my thought. I get that parents...

likethis This is my thought. I get that parents need a break, that they need a "me" day, but when it's all the time or one day every week, that's ridiculous to me. I would love to be able to drive...
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