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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By AnythingsPossible
With the holiday break they all will be taking,...

With the holiday break they all will be taking, giving notice now will give them 6 weeks to find new care. I am not worried about them leaving me if they find care but I do worry about 5 weeks of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By AnythingsPossible
My last day would be December 20th as no one...

My last day would be December 20th as no one needs care over Christmas Break. Would you give notice this week then?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Closing Daycare

If you were planning to close the end of the year when would you give notice? I am debating the last day of care before Thanksgiving or the first day back after Thanksgiving. Would you give everyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Morgantown, West Virginia...

Are there any providers on here from Morgantown, WV or the nearby area? My best friends daughter moved there from our home state and recently found out she's expecting so she is starting the hunt for...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-11-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,455
Posted By AnythingsPossible
My t/s% was just a shy over 25%. Quite a bit less...

My t/s% was just a shy over 25%. Quite a bit less then some of you, and I thought mine was high!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-28-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 651
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Where to Put Repairs??

Hope everyone is have a great week! It's almost over!! We had a lot of work done on our house this year. Does it matter if i put the repairs under repair expenses on the schedule C or on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,291
Posted By AnythingsPossible
I would say something as she is ignoring your...

I would say something as she is ignoring your policy, but I hope for your sake that perhaps putting him in regular underwear is beneficial. I have a little guy who turned three in May that we have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By AnythingsPossible
I have had this done at my facility and other...

I have had this done at my facility and other than the first few minutes where everyone wondered why she was there, it wasn't an issue. She came in and sat at the table and appeared to be doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,358
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Thanks for everyone's input. I guess I feel bad...

Thanks for everyone's input. I guess I feel bad looking at closing without giving them some heads up because some of my families I have had for many, many years. The idea of possible giving them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,358
Posted By AnythingsPossible
There is another daycare in town that does tons...

There is another daycare in town that does tons of activities, giant holiday parties, parents nights out and such. As it's such a small town I feel like I would be copying if I tried to do something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,358
Posted By AnythingsPossible
I have considered the idea of rebranding my...

I have considered the idea of rebranding my business. I suppose it comes to down to really having to consider what I want to do. I have considered closing for MANY years, I've been in business for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,178
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Not sure how your facility is set up, but in my...

Not sure how your facility is set up, but in my town there is a childcare that hosts birthday parties by renting out their facility evenings or weekends. They also have bounce houses and such that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,358
Posted By AnythingsPossible
To Tell or Not to Tell......

Over the past few years my numbers have steadily declined. Our market is heavily saturated in providers and sparsely saturated with children. I currently find myself looking at three openings in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,726
Posted By AnythingsPossible
The popsicle stick bracelets did not work for me...

The popsicle stick bracelets did not work for me last summer when I tried it with my school age kids.
We are doing tea towels with hand prints and I bought some lovely hand soap for all the moms....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 864
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Running a daycare in a separate location.

Hello! I am looking into opening a daycare out of our home. I have operated in home for 15 years and am ready for a change. I applied for a preschool teacher job but after discovering the pay was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Thanks everyone. I would give another provider...

Thanks everyone. I would give another provider the same advice you have all given, but I guess i just needed to hear it myself!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Interviewing.....to Tell or Not

I am interviewing for a job outside of the home on Thursday. I am not actively looking for a job, but heard of one that would be a great for for myself and family and applied. Would you tell families...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Advertising Question....

So I have a spot I am trying to fill and having issues with advertising for it. I do not want to post on FaceBook as there is far to much drama in our area. If you post an opening, other providers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,293
Posted By AnythingsPossible
I haven't made any changes yet, but am thinking...

I haven't made any changes yet, but am thinking of transitioning to birth to three care. My hold up is that I am planning no being done in three years when our youngest graduates high school so I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,838
Posted By AnythingsPossible
My personal preference would be to leave of the...

My personal preference would be to leave of the daycare and/or child care. I wish I would have done this as my business name is so long with child care in the name. I would go with *****'s Pumpkin...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Just have to say......glitter fiasco :lol: :lol: ...

Just have to say......glitter fiasco :lol: :lol:

I am stealing that! Made my morning!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Craft Help Please!

Anyone have a tried and true method for getting a one year old hand print? I have only had a few turn out this week and would like to get good ones for all, but it may not be possible. Thought I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,582
Posted By AnythingsPossible
What Would You Say/Do??

I have a little girl who I have cared for for almost three years. She is now at one day a week due to kindergarten. I have a good relationship with Mom. The other day she told me she liked being at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,877
Posted By AnythingsPossible
I have a four drawer storage cart that has most...

I have a four drawer storage cart that has most of our crafting supplies in it. When older kids are in care I leave it turned so they can access the drawers. When I have younger kids in my group, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,898
Posted By AnythingsPossible
If i had my perfect scenario I would care for the...

If i had my perfect scenario I would care for the younger group. I truly enjoy the care part of the equation with the younger group and being able to focus solely on them and their needs. Singing...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-28-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,764
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Thanks everyone. When going through the initial...

Thanks everyone. When going through the initial steps, it asked if he lived with us full time or temporary and I put temporary as he didn't live with us. After reading your posts I went back in and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,602
Posted By AnythingsPossible
I just transitioned a 12 month old to a cot for...

I just transitioned a 12 month old to a cot for nap time this past week and it has gone very well. Generally I wait till 18 months and have never really had an issue. I have another little one who...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-27-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,764
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Just to Vent....

So I have been working on my taxes this evening. Our son is no longer considered a dependent as he is 19 and away at college in the eyes of the IRS and as they do not consider him a dependent we can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,623
Posted By AnythingsPossible
I truly appreciate the insight you ladies have...

I truly appreciate the insight you ladies have provided. It helps just knowing that other's have been in this position as well. The above responses all have some really great ideas.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By AnythingsPossible
I did my CDA course work through our local...

I did my CDA course work through our local college and it was funded through a state program as well. They are also paying for me to get my associates in early childhood. It may be worth looking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,623
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Seeking Advice From Long Term Providers....

Hello all! I am looking for some insight from seasoned childcare providers. I find myself in a position of great aggravation and am wondering if this to shall pass, or if I am at a point where I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,377
Posted By AnythingsPossible
I have a house like yours, but we do have a large...

I have a house like yours, but we do have a large living room. Our lower level family room is pretty much exclusively used for daycare though my 14 year old occasionally goes down there to watch tv. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,449
Posted By AnythingsPossible
This! My mom says it is my go to for everything,...

This! My mom says it is my go to for everything, and I suppose it is, but when I have a family interview that I don't think will work, I simply tell them I don't feel it would be a good fit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By AnythingsPossible
In regards to renting a home to operate daycare...

In regards to renting a home to operate daycare out of, you need to sell yourself and your business to potential landlords. They worry about the wear and tear on the home, but they need to also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By AnythingsPossible
I really like the cookie frosting idea and the...

I really like the cookie frosting idea and the guessing game. I am thinking with the guessing game you could have them win a pizza card to a local pizza shop or something along those lines.

For...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,507
Posted By AnythingsPossible
My ultimate group would be two kids ages 14 and...

My ultimate group would be two kids ages 14 and 17...but then I wouldn't be doing daycare :)

My dream group would be 5 children between the ages of 18 and 36 months. That would make my heart...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,396
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Not much advice, but I have rarely met a home...

Not much advice, but I have rarely met a home schooled child who had issues with socialization. And if they do, it is because of their personality and those issues would remain rather they were in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,595
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Depending on where your room is in your house,...

Depending on where your room is in your house, you may want to consider adding items that will absorb sound! Drapes, throw rugs, pillows, that sort of thing. We have a lower level room in our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,339
Posted By AnythingsPossible
My state (WY) provides funding for providers to...

My state (WY) provides funding for providers to further their education. They will pay for providers to earn a CDA and will also provide 1000 dollars per semester if you are obtaining an early...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,997
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Even my older group has quiet time. 30 to 45...

Even my older group has quiet time. 30 to 45 minutes depending on the day. When the littles lay down, the older kids get a blanket and find floor space to relax for awhile. Depending on the group,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,263
Posted By AnythingsPossible
I dont know how large of an area you live, but in...

I dont know how large of an area you live, but in our town the local newspaper runs stories on new businesses frequently. Business owners call the paper and tell them about their business then the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,501
Posted By AnythingsPossible
I am working towards only watching teacher's...

I am working towards only watching teacher's children within the next year or two. My fee schedule will be as follows;

$575.00/Month during the school year. The only difference is December will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,969
Posted By AnythingsPossible
How many washcloths do you make available per...

How many washcloths do you make available per day? I am thinking with my group we would need 50 to 75 wash rags, if not more. That's a lot of rags! If you were to have enough for multiple days, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,324
Posted By AnythingsPossible
I have been a licensed provider for 12 years and...

I have been a licensed provider for 12 years and have said for the last six or seven, just one more year. The last three years I have said I will quite when I pay our credit card debt off, then we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,813
Posted By AnythingsPossible
I received the same cookbook at the mandatory...

I received the same cookbook at the mandatory training for the food program this spring.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,379
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Advice Please!

Good morning ladies! Haven't been on here in a long while, but had an issue this morning that only you ladies can help me with.
I have a DCM who is quite heavy. Yesterday at drop off her little...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-16-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,917
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Depreciation Question

We did numerous home improvements this year in regards to new vanities, new faucets, countertops, etc. Some were under $100, nothing was over $200. Do I have to total and depreciate these, or can I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,260
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Blogs

There is only one childcare blog I read and it is fairly new; bwordnotallowed.blogspot.com/I mainly follow lifestyle, cooking and organizational blogs. I like to see how other people live and do...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 07-10-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,020
Posted By AnythingsPossible
I have been in business for 11 years and have...

I have been in business for 11 years and have never carried insurance. I know I should, but it's hard for me to go there. I wouldn't even know where to start!!
Forum: Daycare Insurance 07-10-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,020
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Need Some Advice Please!!

I had a little girl that was injured at daycare. They were playing and things happen, the parents weren't and still aren't upset about it, this happened months ago. Their insurance was refusing to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,283
Posted By AnythingsPossible
The type of flooring we purchased doesn't require...

The type of flooring we purchased doesn't require an underlayment, but we purchased cork to put down as we hoped it would help not be so cold on the concrete floor and also for sound.

Just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,283
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Advice For Those Wanting New Flooring....

Over the holiday weekend my husband and I replaced the floor in my daycare room. My room is 21x12 with a cement floor, after 10 years of having carpet, I decided that I wanted a hard surface floor. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 19,160
Posted By AnythingsPossible
I don't think you gain anything being a home...

I don't think you gain anything being a home provider with a CDA, but if you ever plan on working out of your house it may be beneficial. In my area, the majority of preschools require a CDA and an...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,189
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Anyone use turboTax this year?

I have a question for anyone who has used TurboTax. Near as I can tell, it is set at a default to claim the new standard deduction rule for business use of home. It isn't letting me input any...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,319
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Why would something that won't technically last...

Why would something that won't technically last 39 years be depreciated over that amount of time? Seems like a long time to me. Based off of that, I will only be deducting approximately 30 dollars...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-02-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,319
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Depreciation

What is the proper form to use for depreciation of new windows and new furniture? I imagine it is a different time frame for these purchases. Does the 50% rule apply to both?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,720
Posted By AnythingsPossible
How do you find people who only work till 3:30? ...

How do you find people who only work till 3:30? Even my teachers work till 4. I would love to have earlier hours, but I always seem to get 2 or 3 kids that are here till right at closing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,720
Posted By AnythingsPossible
When I opened 11 years ago, I charged 20 dollars...

When I opened 11 years ago, I charged 20 dollars a day. I currently charge 25 dollars a day so my rates haven't increased that much. A few years ago, our economy was doing really well due to oil...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 996
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Potty training woes.....

Why do little kids not care if they run around with cold wet pants? I have two here that are "potty trained" that will have accidents and just go about their day like nothing happened. When they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By AnythingsPossible
This a very subjective question based on area. ...

This a very subjective question based on area. What works in one, won't work in another. Things are so different based on where you are located. Even towns 30 minutes part are different. I will...
Forum: Curriculum 03-01-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,818
Posted By AnythingsPossible
1508 Check this one out.

1508
Check this one out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Thanks all. We have quite a few programs around...

Thanks all. We have quite a few programs around here that offer care to 2 and over, and some 3 and over so I am hoping that I could fill the gap a bit for the youngers, only my capacity would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,934
Posted By AnythingsPossible
I have a facebook page for my daycare, but I...

I have a facebook page for my daycare, but I prefer to keep it limited to daycare families. I don't have a lot of interest in growing my page following. I figure I do it to keep families informed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Under 3 Program...

Any one operate a program for 6wks to 3 years? I am contemplating going to this age group as it would allow more focused care for that particular age group. My concern is that people would look...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,517
Posted By AnythingsPossible
My teachers pay for half rate during summer, and...

My teachers pay for half rate during summer, and can bring their kids half time if they choose. Christmas and Thanksgiving aren't charged because I usually close since I have so many teacher...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,303
Posted By AnythingsPossible
What an interesting service to provide! We used...

What an interesting service to provide! We used to live in Yorba Linda, but moved away 11 years ago to be back near family. I miss California badly! Maybe I could convince the husband to move...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,487
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Spin Off On Facebook Topic...

So the facebook conversation got me thinking about another website that I frequent....Pinterest. I am not opposed to having daycare parents on my facebook page, but I do feel uncomfortable when they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,646
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Thanks everyone. The main reason I was looking...

Thanks everyone. The main reason I was looking in to MGT again was just the ease of it, but after reading some of the posts, I remember why I stopped in the first place!
I remembered a website...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,556
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Our licensing requirements forbid any type of...

Our licensing requirements forbid any type of space heater, but I know each state is different!
We have one that has a fan with a thermostat that you can set in our laundry room. What about one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,646
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Mother Goose Time Input Please

Hello all! I am thinking of ordering Mothergoose Time preschool program for my group and am hoping there are some who can share some insight with me. The reason I am looking into it is because I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,177
Posted By AnythingsPossible
I do have daycare parents as friends on my...

I do have daycare parents as friends on my facebook page because I have nothing to hide from them. I don't really care if they know what goes on in my life as I don't post anything I wouldn't want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,820
Posted By AnythingsPossible
10 Degrees

It's 10 degree's outside. Would you take your kids out or no? I am so tired of being couped up inside :( They all have gloves, hats, coats all that fun stuff. Opinions??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,182
Posted By AnythingsPossible
I usually go after the daycare kids are gone,...

I usually go after the daycare kids are gone, though it is frustrating that by that time they are already calling alot of the results, so I feel like my vote doesn't really matter. I plan on doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,360
Posted By AnythingsPossible
I didn't do alot. We do pajama day on Halloween,...

I didn't do alot. We do pajama day on Halloween, I bought them all a book from scholastic, they will trick or treat my house this evening, so they will get a treat then. We did some pumpkin...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,532
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Thanks for the responses. As with anything, we...

Thanks for the responses. As with anything, we all have our personal philosophies and ideas on how to do things. I plan to continue calendar time as they do enjoy it, they just don't behave so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,532
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Calendar Time

It never seems to fail that after about two months my group gets bored with calendar time and starts acting up rather then paying attention. We do a new letter every week, have a new poem, say our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,183
Posted By AnythingsPossible
I do this with potty issues over the age of 3,...

I do this with potty issues over the age of 3, and anytime they spill beverage at the table they help clean it up. It's natural consequences and teaches them responsibility.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,123
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Too funny!!! Thanks for the laught!!! I think...

Too funny!!! Thanks for the laught!!! I think I've had a few of those too :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,701
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Does anyone plan on doing daycare until they...

Does anyone plan on doing daycare until they retire?

Most definately not. Atleast not in my home!

Why did you open your daycare?

I couldn't find daycare for my daughter, and didn't really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,918
Posted By AnythingsPossible
I would tell them after Thanksgiving. Frankly, I...

I would tell them after Thanksgiving. Frankly, I think the first of December would be sufficient as they already know about the end of the December closure. I hope to close at the end of 2013, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,139
Posted By AnythingsPossible
You have to ask yourself if their issues are...

You have to ask yourself if their issues are lifestyle issues, or development/behavioral issues. If you think they behave the way the do because of lax parenting styles, then you have to decide if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Thanks blackcat :) I finally made it to...

Thanks blackcat :)

I finally made it to get postcards this weekend, so I will be sending them this week sometime!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Question on Scholastic

Anyone know how long it takes to get books once an order has been placed? I just got my catalogs last Friday and they have Halloween books, but I don't want to order them if they will take forever...
Forum: Curriculum 09-21-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,023
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Having no idea how you are set up, here are some...

Having no idea how you are set up, here are some ideas that may or may not apply to you!
Putting your words on a door, be it a door to your room, or a closet door, etc.
Make your word wall down the...
Forum: Curriculum 09-21-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,799
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Fall/Apple Theme

So I want to do a Apple and Fall theme the next two weeks, but I want to do Apple first then Fall to lead into October activities. Do you think it's ok to start the Fall theme a week after Fall...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,633
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Thanks for the reply. I will call today at nap. ...

Thanks for the reply. I will call today at nap. I only have 5 families, but I think they would be interested.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,633
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Question for Blackcat on Scholastic

How did you get registered with scholastic? I have tried to get signed up with them, but they have never finalized my account. I thought maybe it was because I was a home provider.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,823
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Ditto this! Haven't been on in awhile!

Ditto this! Haven't been on in awhile!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,537
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Blog vs Facebook

I am starting preschool with my group this year and want a way to keep parents updated day to day with our activities. I have thought about Facebook but all the parents don't currently use Facebook...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-27-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,851
Posted By AnythingsPossible
If you go to www.food.com and search oamc (once a...

If you go to www.food.com and search oamc (once a month cooking) there are tons of ideas. I plan to utilize this concept this year as I have a large group of 2's and want to keep my focus on them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,957
Posted By AnythingsPossible
I have never figured out how to do centers in my...

I have never figured out how to do centers in my home?? Our dramatic play just has the kitchen set in it and sometimes they play with it, but rarely, it mainly takes us space, how do you do centers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,238
Posted By AnythingsPossible
A book basket with books all revolving around...

A book basket with books all revolving around going to school/starting kindergarten.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,495
Posted By AnythingsPossible
I have been doing daycare for 10 years and have...

I have been doing daycare for 10 years and have known for the last couple of years that this isn't what I want to do forever, but didn't really have a plan to make that happen. I too can not go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,617
Posted By AnythingsPossible
What are the demensions of your room?

What are the demensions of your room?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,701
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Amen Sister.... Do you have a young group of...

Amen Sister.... Do you have a young group of kid's? I do right now, and am so over it! I just tell myself, this to shall pass. I have 2 that are delayed vocally and scream/screech over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,029
Posted By AnythingsPossible
This is what I plan on doing this summer in the...

This is what I plan on doing this summer in the areas of yard that don't have shade. If you get the adjustable ones, you can move it around to block where the sun is coming from.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 983
Posted By AnythingsPossible
Art Easel

I am getting paid for a class that I took, and want to invest the money in daycare items. I am thinking of getting both of these, does any one have opinions, good or bad on either of these??
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,083
Posted By AnythingsPossible
I have a hard time repeating from year to year. ...

I have a hard time repeating from year to year. I have such long term families, that I feel like I have to change things up from year to year. If I repeated themes, they would be doing the same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,630
Posted By AnythingsPossible
I feel it is each families choice on how they...

I feel it is each families choice on how they wish to raise their child. If a mother wants to breast feed her child for an extended time, that is her choice, not the one I would make.

As for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,945
Posted By AnythingsPossible
In Need Of New Nap Routine

Happy provider appreciation day!

I am looking for some ideas for a new nap routine for my group. Currently, we eat lunch, do bathroom/diaper changes, set nap cots out, they can play with quiet...
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