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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,393
Posted By Zoe
Thanks! I'm on high alert I think because there...

Thanks! I'm on high alert I think because there is some sickness going around our town right now, but I didn't want to go overboard on exclusion.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,393
Posted By Zoe
How Long Do You Exclude For Strep?

I just got a text from dcm saying dcg who is 2.5 was in urgent care last night and has strep. She isn't here today but should I exclude tomorrow as well?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,724
Posted By Zoe
Good for you for standing your ground!...

Good for you for standing your ground! happyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,160
Posted By Zoe
No mine didn't actually hurt or itch but it was...

No mine didn't actually hurt or itch but it was definitely pink eye. I didn't think about if it affected you like that. OP, if it's bugging you to a point that it would affect your job then I'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,160
Posted By Zoe
This happened to me last year. I woke up 15...

This happened to me last year. I woke up 15 minutes before opening and it was clear I had pink eye. I gave all of my parents the option of leaving their child with me knowing I had pink eye. Of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,824
Posted By Zoe
Thanks for all of the replies! I already have a...

Thanks for all of the replies! I already have a few days scheduled to do dr. and dentist appts and that sort of thing. I think I'll tell parents that I'm closing early and like you all said give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,824
Posted By Zoe
Close early or just take the entire day off?

Good morning ladies!

My son has a spring concert at his school that's at 2:30-3:00 and I don't close until 3 that day. I allow myself 5 paid personal days per year and I hate to use one of them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,919
Posted By Zoe
Did it

Did it
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,558
Posted By Zoe
Success! Thanks to everyone for the suggestions....

Success! Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. I tried giving her an open cup today. Her first instinct was to bat it away like everything else the past two weeks. But after I got some in her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,558
Posted By Zoe
No I was only closed Christmas eve and day and...

No I was only closed Christmas eve and day and she has been here ever since. It started last week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,558
Posted By Zoe
So if they're teething, it's possible for them to...

So if they're teething, it's possible for them to have little appetite? This is the first infant I've had in five years who has been like this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,558
Posted By Zoe
Should I be concerned?

Hi everyone! I haven't posted in a while, but I'm kinda stumped with this infant I have. 10 month old dcg, I've had her full-time (10.5 hours a day) since she was 2 months old. She was a fussy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By Zoe
I had a dad do that....on a Saturday morning! ...

I had a dad do that....on a Saturday morning! They had a very weird schedule and he forgot that it was Saturday. He remembered right away when I came to the door in my pjs and bed head because he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,677
Posted By Zoe
From what you just wrote, there is no way I'd do...

From what you just wrote, there is no way I'd do a trial with this family. If you have an easy going group this kid would stress them and you out until you eventually term. Which you would do. Say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,035
Posted By Zoe
That is really weird. :confused: Um, I guess...

That is really weird. :confused: Um, I guess they have your number and can call you if they need care? I'd be almost expecting them to show up one day expecting immediate care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,894
Posted By Zoe
I say that to them too. I'm hoping they get it...

I say that to them too. I'm hoping they get it soon, I know that mine is a very common word for kiddos but OY it bugs me! :lol:

I think I'm going to try some mat time so they can play with toys...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,894
Posted By Zoe
Yes, pretty much all of these guys are only...

Yes, pretty much all of these guys are only children. One has an older sister in fourth grade so he's great about sharing, but unfortunately he is starting to copy what he sees here and I hate that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,894
Posted By Zoe
I have multiple blocks and cars but they seem to...

I have multiple blocks and cars but they seem to think that even if I divvy them up or if I dump them all out and let them go at it it's nothing but a fight of "mine" and they're in each other's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,894
Posted By Zoe
How Can I Fix This?

Hello all! I have a group of 2-2.5 year old boys and I'm trying to figure out how to make their free play less stressful for all involved.

It started with one boy who is a little bit younger...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,052
Posted By Zoe
-The mom who accidentally slept in on an early...

-The mom who accidentally slept in on an early morning drop off and felt so bad about me getting up early for no reason that she had a box of chocolates for me the next day! And it has never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,013
Posted By Zoe
Amen. This was my day yesterday.

Amen. This was my day yesterday.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,905
Posted By Zoe
So basically you plan for the month? That sounds...

So basically you plan for the month? That sounds great. See, this is why we have the forum, sometimes these solutions seem simple but we don't always think of it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,905
Posted By Zoe
Please Help With Curriculum Planning!

Hey everyone!

I rarely post anymore because my infants and toddlers keep me pretty busy!
I'm in the process of planning my curriculum for the year, which is a first for me. I usually do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,420
Posted By Zoe
Yes I gained about 15 pounds after I left...

Yes I gained about 15 pounds after I left teaching and started doing daycare. I downloaded the myfitnesspal app and actually kept track of what I was eating every day. By allowing myself a certain...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,619
Posted By Zoe
It's not petty! You understand that the kid is...

It's not petty! You understand that the kid is manipulating the situation and the other parents don't see it! I've had kids do that too and it drove me nuts!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,982
Posted By Zoe
I love it! But as an online ad, not one I want...

I love it! But as an online ad, not one I want to see randomly on TV when I can't control it. It's a great adult ad. I'm still sold on not shopping at kmart though, so maybe the ad isn't really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,305
Posted By Zoe
Are you freakin' kidding me!?!?! Wow, the nerve...

Are you freakin' kidding me!?!?! Wow, the nerve of those people! I'm SOOOO glad you told them no!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 609
Posted By Zoe
Fun! I hope you and your dcg had a great time!

Fun! I hope you and your dcg had a great time!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,236
Posted By Zoe
Awesome! happyfacehappyfacehappyface Good for...

Awesome! happyfacehappyfacehappyface Good for you!

The sad thing is she sounds like the type who won't get why you didn't answer the door.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,817
Posted By Zoe
haha! I'm in Minnesota and today was 45 degrees....

haha! I'm in Minnesota and today was 45 degrees. I went to the UPS store in a long-sleeved shirt and no coat. It was fabulous! I did get a little cold after a while though. I think those of us...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,176
Posted By Zoe
I have a dolphin on my right shoulder blade. In...

I have a dolphin on my right shoulder blade. In the summers it would be really nice to wear a tank top but I'm too scared that someone will think it's unprofessional. So I suffer in silence. Maybe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By Zoe
Here's what I think about the day that I tell my...

Here's what I think about the day that I tell my daycare parents that I'm closing (although I'm still in the thought process of whether to close or not). Yes, it might be awkward and I'll feel bad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,630
Posted By Zoe
If she has tried to take advantage of you and has...

If she has tried to take advantage of you and has bad mouthed you then be honest! Say hey SIL! I can't watch your children during daycare hours because you've shown me that you can't respect my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,589
Posted By Zoe
Yay for you! happyfacehappyfacehappyface

Yay for you! happyfacehappyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,117
Posted By Zoe
That's the stage all my daycare kids are at now! ...

That's the stage all my daycare kids are at now! I hate this stage and because of the Minnesota weather we can't get out and I'm really hating my job. I can't wait until we can get out and explore,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Poll: Curriculum
Views: 1,302
Posted By Zoe
That's what I do. Make my own. But honestly,...

That's what I do. Make my own. But honestly, with Parent Aware coming I doubt that will fly, so eventually I guess I'll have to buy one, then keep doing my own thing. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,741
Posted By Zoe
Clean up from lunch have a snack watch Judge...

Clean up from lunch
have a snack
watch Judge Judy (you guys got me hooked while waiting for the daycare case!) :lol:
watch anything from the DVR
Read a magazine
Fill out daily reports

I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,419
Posted By Zoe
My daycare kids can't talk yet, but my own kids...

My daycare kids can't talk yet, but my own kids (7 and 5) repeat things that I say. Sometimes they order each other around like I do when I'm cranky, so I have to be careful about that. :o They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,576
Posted By Zoe
If I have plans, I won't change them to get an...

If I have plans, I won't change them to get an interview. If you have a set supper time, then don't plan interviews during supper time. I don't know what your schedule is but how it works for me is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,972
Posted By Zoe
I went to High School with the blonde guy from...

I went to High School with the blonde guy from the 4400! Pat Flueger. It's always fun to see him in stuff.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,576
Posted By Zoe
I think you did the right thing. I wait 15...

I think you did the right thing. I wait 15 minutes then I leave the house. I don't chase them down. I write in my interview log that they no showed on me.

In the future, can I suggest that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,175
Posted By Zoe
I have nothing more to add then to say follow...

I have nothing more to add then to say follow this! Perfect! likethis :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,972
Posted By Zoe
You're not alone with the Jersey Shore cast! I...

You're not alone with the Jersey Shore cast! I avoided it for a while but gave in and oh my gosh, I'm hooked! :lol::lol: I love Snooki and JWoww!

There's a lot of great TV on right now! I love...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,392
Posted By Zoe
Don't feel bad. It's not like you're a mind...

Don't feel bad. It's not like you're a mind reader and knew all of these family tragedies were happening. She wasn't paying her bills and you had no idea why. The fact that she told you the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,375
Posted By Zoe
Thanks blackcat! I've never had anyone on...

Thanks blackcat! I've never had anyone on assistance in my daycare. It's not that I don't take it, I've just never had anyone! I've asked the people in charge at our county of ccap and they keep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By Zoe
Around 1 the sun came shining through so it...

Around 1 the sun came shining through so it really did help!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,375
Posted By Zoe
I've always wondered about this. Is it legal to...

I've always wondered about this. Is it legal to charge them late fees and holiday/vacation pay? I know we can't charge the state, but is it ok to charge the parent directly?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By Zoe
12 hours after I called them....it's fixed! Yay!...

12 hours after I called them....it's fixed! Yay! Better late than never!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,169
Posted By Zoe
If they have been pushing the rules then they...

If they have been pushing the rules then they might claim that they never got a text and keep coming. I'd call and actually speak to someone and say, I sent you home a notification of probation and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By Zoe
We have one space heater. My two kids and I...

We have one space heater. My two kids and I slept in my room with all the dogs (my husband is out of state for a funeral....figures) and we stayed quite warm up there. This morning is a different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By Zoe
Well That's One Way To Get A Day Off

Last night I get home from my food program to training to find that the heat went out in our home! It's -25 wind chill outside and the heat goes out. So now I'm waiting on the heating guy to come...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,466
Posted By Zoe
Lovely.

Lovely.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,466
Posted By Zoe
They've been here for over a year. She knows the...

They've been here for over a year. She knows the drill. It's been a rough cold/flu season so I'm wondering if she was trying to just get to work. I get that it's inconvenient to have a sick kid,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,501
Posted By Zoe
Or a mermaid! That's what I did with my DD's...

Or a mermaid! That's what I did with my DD's party. She wanted a mermaid theme but invited boys so I made them pirates.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,466
Posted By Zoe
Why Do They Make You Be The Bad Guy?!

I have great daycare parents, but lately I don't know what's been going on with one of them. Yesterday morning, my first drop off of the day doesn't let me know that dcb won't be coming right away...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,763
Posted By Zoe
Wow! That's incredible. It's nice to hear that...

Wow! That's incredible. It's nice to hear that she realized all that you did for her and her children. That's the stuff daycare dreams are made of! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,207
Posted By Zoe
I tried that, he just somehow swallowed the milk,...

I tried that, he just somehow swallowed the milk, and managed to keep the food in his mouth! Sigh.... I'm going to try the napkin thing as well as taking away the food if he treats it like a game. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,207
Posted By Zoe
Yes, this is the biggest reason why I'm trying to...

Yes, this is the biggest reason why I'm trying to figure out what to do. It's not okay to spit out your food. I don't think he's old enough to be discreet about it and I don't want to force him to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,207
Posted By Zoe
Do You Let Kids Spit Out Their Food?

Or do you make them keep it in their mouths? I've got a 24 month old who will put something in his mouth then if he doesn't like it he "blahs" it all over the plate. It's disgusting! But if I tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By Zoe
I don't belong to any provider facebook group but...

I don't belong to any provider facebook group but am always interested in that kind of stuff!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,962
Posted By Zoe
Whining!

Whining!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,567
Posted By Zoe
That's wonderful! It's always such a fear of...

That's wonderful! It's always such a fear of mine that if I anger a client and they complain about me to people then I'm finished. It's refreshing to see that there are cases where the parents are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,567
Posted By Zoe
Here in MN the same preview came on. A couple...

Here in MN the same preview came on. A couple were questioning Judge Judy about an 18 month old causing harm to other children as if it were a crazy idea and Judge Judy quickly put them in their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By Zoe
happyfacehappyfacehappyface Yay! Two weeks to go!

happyfacehappyfacehappyface Yay! Two weeks to go!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Posted By Zoe
Boy I bet you can't wait to hand her that letter...

Boy I bet you can't wait to hand her that letter tomorrow. :rolleyes: What a relief for you that the end is near!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,247
Posted By Zoe
Thanks for the ideas! Crystal, I have tried...

Thanks for the ideas! Crystal, I have tried small structured activities and their attention span does not last even halfway through the first song. I'll keep trying, maybe they'll get better. ;)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,247
Posted By Zoe
Infant and Toddler Care Only

What do you do all day if all you have are infants and toddlers?

Right now I have in my care a 9 month old, 14 month old, 18 month old and a 24 month old. Lots of littles! Here's our schedule...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,717
Posted By Zoe
dcm is Daycare Mom dcg is daycare girl ...

dcm is Daycare Mom

dcg is daycare girl

dcb is daycare boy and so on
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 990
Posted By Zoe
That sounds like a nightmare. Oh my goodness. ...

That sounds like a nightmare. Oh my goodness. I'm glad you see it too and won't be taking these people on. This forum has made me a stronger provider as well. We don't have to take everyone who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,855
Posted By Zoe
I know! I've been recording it every day in the...

I know! I've been recording it every day in the hopes that Kim's case is on and now I'm hooked! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 824
Posted By Zoe
Cool! We use VMware Fusion. I think it cost...

Cool!

We use VMware Fusion. I think it cost 50 bucks for the program. It's slow to load up but it works and all I use are macs so I had to find something!

That and my food program offers a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,082
Posted By Zoe
:lol::lol: I can see that! Leave it to a man to...

:lol::lol: I can see that! Leave it to a man to go straight there. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,406
Posted By Zoe
I have a current family where the mom is a...

I have a current family where the mom is a nursing student and her schedule changes CONSTANTLY! Originally it wasn't a problem because she always needed afternoons so I filled the morning slot with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,669
Posted By Zoe
Thanks Michael! :)

Thanks Michael! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,669
Posted By Zoe
Sweet Reward For A Backbone

My hours are 6:30-5:00, but I have a dcm who is starting a clinical day at school and needs to drop off dcb at 5:30 one day a week. Not fun but I agreed because it's only temporary.

So Monday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,717
Posted By Zoe
At this point I think she's testing to see how...

At this point I think she's testing to see how far she can get with you. She knows you open at 7:30 but she's seeing just how early she can get you to open the door. So when she showed up ten...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By Zoe
That's a great attitude. :) I hope it works out...

That's a great attitude. :) I hope it works out for you! When my DH was laid off from his job and forced to go over the road I had to keep telling myself, we're doing what we have to do. I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,624
Posted By Zoe
What a great post! It's so true that this forum...

What a great post! It's so true that this forum has given us all the power to actually enforce our policies and be a true professional in this field! I've gotten such a huge backbone from this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,577
Posted By Zoe
I make a sheet for the year as well, with a...

I make a sheet for the year as well, with a reminder of how my days off work and when they pay and when they don't. I do know that I want to take off two days in May so I can go on a couple of field...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,923
Posted By Zoe
I have four kids under 2. They take their socks...

I have four kids under 2. They take their socks off during nap and I'm so scared they're going to choke on them. So the socks come off before nap and then back on. Except for one little stinker...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,386
Posted By Zoe
I give a two week notice out of courtesy for the...

I give a two week notice out of courtesy for the parents to find alternative care. However I also have it in my policy handbook that I have the right to terminate immediately and give examples of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,899
Posted By Zoe
I've done it without warnings before, but then...

I've done it without warnings before, but then again I've made it VERY clear to the parents that I'm not happy with their behavior. Have you outright told the parents that what they're doing is not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By Zoe
Well they had us parents come into the big gym to...

Well they had us parents come into the big gym to get our kids after school. She's home safe now so I feel much better. I do feel grateful that the school district kept us informed of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By Zoe
Yes I am. I'm just glad the kids are unaware of...

Yes I am. I'm just glad the kids are unaware of what's going on.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By Zoe
My Daughter's School Is On Lockdown

I am trying not to freak out here but our entire school district has been put on lockdown because of a threatening phone call. It is most likely some little punk who is trying to get attention, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,831
Posted By Zoe
I think it depends on the parents. I know that...

I think it depends on the parents. I know that as a parent if I don't say something it might not get done. True, it is a trust thing, but it has made me feel better to just ask and double check. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,675
Posted By Zoe
My DD's birthday is New Year's Eve so I always...

My DD's birthday is New Year's Eve so I always take it off paid as well as New Year's Day. No way am I going to stay up late then have to wake up at 5 for daycare the next morning! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,530
Posted By Zoe
Are you an in-home childcare provider? Then yes!...

Are you an in-home childcare provider? Then yes! Honestly, I listen to my "poppy" music all day. It's appropriate and gets me in a better mood. The kiddos love dancing with me when a GREAT song...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,125
Posted By Zoe
How about you tell dcm that if the car seat is...

How about you tell dcm that if the car seat is really that big of a deal then dck cannot come tomorrow. Please don't miss your daughter's event because they can't get their stuff together!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By Zoe
I get that she's trying to be funny and...

I get that she's trying to be funny and light-hearted by admitting that she doesn't drink "at least not while working" but that's a turn-off to me. Yes I drink on the weekends but I'm not going to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,577
Posted By Zoe
These are great, thanks!!! :) I've cut and...

These are great, thanks!!! :) I've cut and pasted a lot and I think it sounds great now. I've also included an intro letter to all of my parents (who are all great by the way happyface) telling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,577
Posted By Zoe
Would Anyone Be Willing To Share Their Illness Policy?

Hi there! I have what I consider a pretty good illness policy, but of course we're always revamping things as we experience different families that point out our weaknesses. Today I had a dcm drop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,201
Posted By Zoe
I agree with the PP's about the age range. I...

I agree with the PP's about the age range. I even had a 3 year old who would fall asleep on the floor at 10am if I didn't give her a morning nap, so she clearly needed one. I think by the time she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,278
Posted By Zoe
Don't kick your dog?! :eek: Oh my goodness that...

Don't kick your dog?! :eek: Oh my goodness that would be an immediate termination in my eyes. Wow.

To the OP, just call them out on it. Say hey dcp, please shut the door and keep it shut. Once...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,892
Posted By Zoe
I should add that my DH has an over the road job...

I should add that my DH has an over the road job so I'm basically a single parent until Thanksgiving. :( I don't want my kids to miss out on their after school activities just because I have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,892
Posted By Zoe
How Do You Guys Vote?!

I had the most difficult time voting today. It's raining here, and is forty degrees. I only have 2 kids but they're here from 6:30 until 5:00. Then I have to take my kids to their after school...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,530
Posted By Zoe
It's a scam. It's a general message to you no...

It's a scam. It's a general message to you no matter what you wrote to them. If you respond again they'll start talking about how they have to send a check that's written out for more than what you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,668
Posted By Zoe
I think no matter what you do you write a letter...

I think no matter what you do you write a letter or verbally tell all of the parents of your new plan so that there's no confusion if jr. comes home and tells their parents of what you did. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,231
Posted By Zoe
That's why my DH went to go get our kids' things....

That's why my DH went to go get our kids' things. I would have slapped her!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,231
Posted By Zoe
I was too shocked to say anything so I just took...

I was too shocked to say anything so I just took my kids home. Then called DH to go get our kids' things from this woman and we terminated immediately. She didn't put up a fight for it, she knew...
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