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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,319
Posted By Carole's Daycare
You should call mom right away, so she has time...

You should call mom right away, so she has time to get him in to on-call Dr today. He may have an ear infection- they go hand in hand with congestion sometimes- and it may be affecting his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,144
Posted By Carole's Daycare
Congrats! What terrific news- more money, a...

Congrats! What terrific news- more money, a better fit- :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,255
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I would make clear you need the schedule in...

I would make clear you need the schedule in advance in writing. Then, the next time she shows up unscheduled turn her away. Make up a reason- like - "you weren't scheduled today- so everyone else...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,076
Posted By Carole's Daycare
We aren't supposed to punish for toilet...

We aren't supposed to punish for toilet "accidents" either. #1) If it's deliberate- its not an accident erego #2) "punish" is just not the word to use- however- every daycare has rules- and if only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,754
Posted By Carole's Daycare
You should be able to fill the summer space...

You should be able to fill the summer space anyway- with young families that work more in summer, or kindergarten/school agers with summers off. I would charge a pretty hefty deposit- at least 1/3,...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-08-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 19,103
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I agree. Parents get to shop around and choose a...

I agree. Parents get to shop around and choose a daycare that fits their family and priorities. For some, teachers with a degree and an accredited preschool curriculum is important- and some are...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-08-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 19,103
Posted By Carole's Daycare
So he can spread measles to a family with an...

So he can spread measles to a family with an infant at home too young to be immunized. 164,0000 children die from measles each year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,666
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I let parents know a mild cold, as long as no...

I let parents know a mild cold, as long as no fever over 100 is usually fine - but for me, if the child is so miserable they can't participate without disruption, either tyhrough constant runny nose...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,487
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I love it! I like the quiet reading nook with...

I love it! I like the quiet reading nook with the "Fruits of the Spirit" Tree. It looks so much more spacious with areas for all the fun stuff, while still providing space for quiet play and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,076
Posted By Carole's Daycare
Older kids who are not potty trained are gross. ...

Older kids who are not potty trained are gross. I have learned the hard way parents lie/equivocate on the subject, so in process probably means not potty trained. Older 2's will potty train if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,100
Posted By Carole's Daycare
That was referring to the possibility of having...

That was referring to the possibility of having clients/parents who are oblivious of the day and it wouldn't occur to them that there is even a possibility to honor the day, much less question how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,100
Posted By Carole's Daycare
Thanks. I'm glad someone sees that we can honor...

Thanks. I'm glad someone sees that we can honor the day without specific info about traumatic events. I may incorporate your ideas about activities promoting tolerance amongst different peoples of...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-08-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,349
Posted By Carole's Daycare
Here in MN , our state provides an illness...

Here in MN , our state provides an illness exclusion as part of the daycare rule- 24 hs after throwing up, diahrea, fevers over 100 , and the usual myriad of childhood illnesses are addressed in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,113
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I, too, get frustrated when a child won't...

I, too, get frustrated when a child won't nap-partly because I need the time- and because their crying or disruption keeps everyone up and disrupts our happy little routine. You could try letting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,100
Posted By Carole's Daycare
Where did I even suggest that anyone here would...

Where did I even suggest that anyone here would behave that way? How did me saying I observe the day, and sharing my own experience, become a perceived attack on any individual here? How did me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,100
Posted By Carole's Daycare
And I had already previously stated what we do...

And I had already previously stated what we do here, which also clearly didn't specifically discuss or portray those events, only in most general terms that we have firefighters, police, soldiers,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,436
Posted By Carole's Daycare
Regarding repeated foods- I too serve banans &...

Regarding repeated foods- I too serve banans & ceral several times a week- with breaks for oatmeal, fench toast sticks w/ applesauce lol. I think there's a difference between that and serving hot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,100
Posted By Carole's Daycare
No offense to every "liberal". Here at home, the...

No offense to every "liberal". Here at home, the same Coalition for Peace group that used their constitutional right fought and paid for by soldiers to legitimately voice protest over our...
Forum: Curriculum 09-08-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,624
Posted By Carole's Daycare
Congrats! I like the buttercups, and was so glad...

Congrats! I like the buttercups, and was so glad Funshine responded to the many requests for curriculum geared to the younger kids in addition to their preschool curriculum. They made some changes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,100
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I let families know ahead of time- assuming they...

I let families know ahead of time- assuming they are so liberal and oblivious that they no longer give a crap about 9-11 and don't ask me themselves. I was in the hospital after having my son, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,611
Posted By Carole's Daycare
Absolutely! I live directly across the street...

Absolutely! I live directly across the street from an Elementary school, and given our districts bussing policies etc, many families are interested in having before/after school care. Therefore, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,368
Posted By Carole's Daycare
In my state background checks are required fo...

In my state background checks are required fo both residents and regular visitors over age 13. I guess if you don't need to do it, it depends on whether you'd like to be pre-emptive and have one on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,825
Posted By Carole's Daycare
Mine changing table is in my bathroom- the...

Mine changing table is in my bathroom- the advantage to a small house, I guess is that my bathroom is right off my living room/main play area- so as long as I leave the door open I can still see and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,100
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I am doing patriotic music during music time and...

I am doing patriotic music during music time and some books and color pages to honor soldiers, firefighters and police. I do tell the truth, albeit very gently- with no videos or graphic images...
Forum: Curriculum 09-07-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,395
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I use Funshine Express, and so my themes are...

I use Funshine Express, and so my themes are pre-planned- and they give me the entire years themes ahead of time- but they are not necessarily one week per theme- usually 3 themes in a month. I use...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,251
Posted By Carole's Daycare
Cold Sores are a virus- and spread like one. The...

Cold Sores are a virus- and spread like one. The child probably already spread it throughout the house by touching her mouth, then various objects. I assume you immediately washed up/brushed teeth...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-11-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 37,545
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I love your no-nonsense approach to things lol....

I love your no-nonsense approach to things lol. Here in MN, there actually is a regulated minimum age of 6 weeks for daycare entry. Anything beyond that is up to the parents to figure out- whether...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-11-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,687
Posted By Carole's Daycare
It seems strange thet she has a "supervisor" She...

It seems strange thet she has a "supervisor" She needs to abide by the contract- if she says she doesnt charge when she's closed for illness- she should stick to it. Otherwise she should change her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,221
Posted By Carole's Daycare
Mine is reasonably short-while addressing things...

Mine is reasonably short-while addressing things I found needed to be in contract to be enforceable. Contract is 1 1/2 pgs, so are policies. I use front & back, so 2 pieces of paper- 2 signatures- 1...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,804
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I actually keep my upstairs for my family only,...

I actually keep my upstairs for my family only, except I have occasionally kept a playpen in my office or bedroom (not my kids rooms) if I had a baby who needed total quiet to sleep. My downstairs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,221
Posted By Carole's Daycare
Where in MN? I'm North/Central. Some things are...

Where in MN? I'm North/Central. Some things are standard and required-A few years ago they required us to have a substance abuse policy and a grievance policy added- makes you wonder who was high...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2010, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,221
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I charge a $40 registration fee, and they pay up...

I charge a $40 registration fee, and they pay up front - on Fridays for the following week (or two weeks for the ones that prefer to pay 2 at a time) I have a 2 week trial period, during which...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,581
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I leave my daycare under the care of my hubby...

I leave my daycare under the care of my hubby periodically- usually during nap for a chiro appt, or to run to bank on a Fri. Sometimes I need to be somewhere in the evening on time- and he gets left...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,742
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I was a military wife for 15 years. He is now...

I was a military wife for 15 years. He is now out, and a full time deputy sheriff. I quit my job at a law office and started a daycare right after Sept. 11. Our youngest son, Ian, was born Sept 6,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,054
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I had such a problem with sick kids coming to...

I had such a problem with sick kids coming to daycare I actually changed my policy this year- and actually stated it rather rudely, too. It states:
Do not bring your children if they have anything...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,034
Posted By Carole's Daycare
Too funny!

Too funny!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,340
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I would as your licensing agency. Here, my two...

I would as your licensing agency. Here, my two story home originally I only had the downstairs licensed, as the upstairs was family only. When I re-licensed, I let her know I wanted to be able to...
Forum: Curriculum 05-12-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,172
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I pay for Funshine- and just deduct it as a cost...

I pay for Funshine- and just deduct it as a cost of doing business for Full -Time kids. Part timers I charge $10 month for curriculum- since I dont have the profit margin on them, and since I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,491
Posted By Carole's Daycare
Congrats on being so full! Its nice to not NEED...

Congrats on being so full! Its nice to not NEED to take on a family to pay the bills. When possible, picky is good! I have an interview form I follow along and fill out as we visit, along with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,050
Posted By Carole's Daycare
If this advance pmt came out of her company flex-...

If this advance pmt came out of her company flex- I would tell her- its simply not legal to refund to you- the company will want it back, then pay it to the new provider- talk to your employer....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,403
Posted By Carole's Daycare
Excellent advice. I agree- it may be more than...

Excellent advice. I agree- it may be more than just separation anxiety- after a year it should be very rare, maybe an occasional crabby morning. Sounds more like autism or sensory processing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,034
Posted By Carole's Daycare
Good idea! I only have them ready & waiting if a...

Good idea! I only have them ready & waiting if a parent is late... Kinda gives them a hint lol. I have kids that come before 7 & get picked up in the 3-3:30 range, and 2 families that are here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,054
Posted By Carole's Daycare
My policy has a 24 hr exclusion after throwing up...

My policy has a 24 hr exclusion after throwing up - no fever etc. Here in MN its part of the state exclusion guidelines, which I copy and hand out when contracts are signed, and is referenced in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,997
Posted By Carole's Daycare
Yeah- glad she seems better. Sounds like maybe a...

Yeah- glad she seems better. Sounds like maybe a combination of stayed up late, tummy/digestion a bit off, change in routine.. Sometimes I've noticed really cranky, crying behavior, and it usually...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,922
Posted By Carole's Daycare
We love that book! We've had tons of fun with the...

We love that book! We've had tons of fun with the Monsters theme here too! I can check out for a month- so I do the same thing when I get my curriculum (3 weeks before month on auto ship) I review...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,034
Posted By Carole's Daycare
No toys etc from home is in my policies that...

No toys etc from home is in my policies that parents sign up front- I explain its harder to enforce sharing, fights result- things get misplaced or broken etc. & to not bring it AT ALL. I'm not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,979
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I use the school age supplements along with a...

I use the school age supplements along with a "Summer Bridge" workbook with daily academics designed to "bridge" between grades with lots of review for the appropriate grade level. Many school agers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,979
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I order Buttercups for my infant toddlers, and...

I order Buttercups for my infant toddlers, and include my "slower " young two's as well. I use Fireflies for all my 2 and up. Buttercups isn't really a "daily" curriculum like Fireflies- it includes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,667
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I have never in 8 years received a gift for...

I have never in 8 years received a gift for Providers Appreciation Day. Usually I have 1 or 2 of my families that remember me at Christmas. This year I received a card & gift bag with some cute...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,459
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I hire professional cleaners 4 x per year at $89...

I hire professional cleaners 4 x per year at $89 a shot- and I have my own Bissel I use in between if there's an Uh Oh. Kids arent allowed food or beverage outside the kitchen, & no shoes, but they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,397
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I have a set schedule daily for the most part. ...

I have a set schedule daily for the most part. Until 8:00 am though, I am cleaning up from breakfast, getting my own son off to school , etc. making adjustments to displays/environement. Once we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,026
Posted By Carole's Daycare
Yep- unless you have posted No trespassing signs...

Yep- unless you have posted No trespassing signs you cant even argue that its your property, therefore they shouldn't be there. You have to assume that people will access your property and use/misuse...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2010, 07:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,848
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I have landscape fabric, then rubber mats under...

I have landscape fabric, then rubber mats under fall zones in my main play area, with wood chip mulch on top covering it to meet requirements. I do replace a little mulch each year- and it the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,026
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I spent years as the insurance manager for a...

I spent years as the insurance manager for a clinic, and really, its quite simple. Insurance companies, including your personal medical insurance, medical assistance, etc- want to make sure someone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,567
Posted By Carole's Daycare
With this economy, childcare is kind of in a...

With this economy, childcare is kind of in a "buyers market" There are fewer families with both parents employed- and some of them have a mom or sister or something out of work thats doing daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,026
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I agree. She had the freedom to overreact & go to...

I agree. She had the freedom to overreact & go to eR & get time off of work because she has so much PTO, good ins, and welfare ins second so there's no way she'll have to pay for it. It took a bunch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2010, 05:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,026
Posted By Carole's Daycare
They just showed up. Yeterday she said Dr thought...

They just showed up. Yeterday she said Dr thought he was going to be all bruised and have raccooon eyes today. LOL you cant even see anything. Yay. She came in to the door & said she was late. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,026
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I do too. And actually- I think she would be...

I do too. And actually- I think she would be upset. She likes the drama and her ego needs to elevate herself/big deal about being a social worker, but as ignorant as she is in some respects... she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2010, 05:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,339
Posted By Carole's Daycare
In my experience, parents expect you to make sure...

In my experience, parents expect you to make sure they are ready for school. If they are not, those parents will not accept responsibility for it, but blame the daycare for not telling them their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2010, 05:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,026
Posted By Carole's Daycare
This mom has insurance through the county, but...

This mom has insurance through the county, but actually has medical assistance/welfare medical for her kids secondary. Basically according to her, her insurance may refuse to pay, since the accident...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,574
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I asked once- a family I had bad vibes from that...

I asked once- a family I had bad vibes from that complained a lot about other daycares- some of whom I was familiar with and had a good reputation. I'm glad I did- that family's 4 yr old still...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-29-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 70,187
Posted By Carole's Daycare
Bare hands! nuts! Nowdays you cant be sure...

Bare hands! nuts! Nowdays you cant be sure daycare families dont have hepatitis. I actually know a provider at a nearby center that got hepatitis from not wearing gloves when dealing with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,699
Posted By Carole's Daycare
That is, in a weird way, a kinda positive...

That is, in a weird way, a kinda positive attitude/approach lol. I like it. Maybe I should just accept it that way too- though I guess then I have to consider that Ayn Rand's view that eventually...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,755
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I know how you feel. I lost a family of two in...

I know how you feel. I lost a family of two in the fall when dad was laid off- right about Christmas shopping time. I lost a PT dcg the week before Easter when dad got fired- but I did replace the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,699
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I'm so tired of stupid people. Aren't you?

I'm so tired of stupid people. Aren't you?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,026
Posted By Carole's Daycare
A Very Bad Day

So, today, my 21 month old dcb, (who is a little behind developmentally) managed to trip on his own two feet while holding a little people bus, fell and bonked himself on the nose. Of course, the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,780
Posted By Carole's Daycare
Nice! I do the same thing- I let my big kids...

Nice! I do the same thing- I let my big kids know that, like it or not the little kids emulate them, so they need to have attitudes and behavior worth emulating, or I will isolate them to prevent...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-08-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 27,317
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I like the idea of charging the toddler fee until...

I like the idea of charging the toddler fee until they are potty trained...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-08-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 70,187
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I actually refused care to a family with an older...

I actually refused care to a family with an older almost 4 yr old boy who still pooped his pants. They were fired from a previous daycare for that, amongst other- behavioral issues. I just don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,909
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I buy mine from Funshine Express. They have a few...

I buy mine from Funshine Express. They have a few designs of their own, and /or you can add your own Daycare name. They come in a variety of sizes, only a few colors (long/short sleaved or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,673
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I get up @ 5:30,let the dog out, shower and get...

I get up @ 5:30,let the dog out, shower and get dressed- I generally wear jeans/khakis and a daycare logo T-shirt- sometimes fun bibs. I stretch. I dont "do" my hair or makeup- I put in a ponytail,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,582
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I am a licensed home childcare provider- and have...

I am a licensed home childcare provider- and have been for the last 8 1/2 years. I currently have a C-2 license with a capacity of 12. Currently I have 6 full-time children in care between the ages...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,240
Posted By Carole's Daycare
My contract/policies gets stricter and more...

My contract/policies gets stricter and more detailed every year. When I interview I just let parents know up front that I have added things over the years as situations that weren't previously...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,375
Posted By Carole's Daycare
Excellent post and to the point. Thank you

Excellent post and to the point. Thank you
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,585
Posted By Carole's Daycare
My kids lay down shortly after lunch- so 12:30 -...

My kids lay down shortly after lunch- so 12:30 - and I wake them up by 2:30 except babies. Occasionally til 2:45. Once one wakes up naturally the rest usually follow anyway- and my school agers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,375
Posted By Carole's Daycare
By the way- my husband called one day a few...

By the way- my husband called one day a few months ago while on the job- rather upset-he was at the scene with a dead 8 month old- amidst crying family etc he had to investigate the scene etc - The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,375
Posted By Carole's Daycare
Just my two cents- As I have utmost respect for...

Just my two cents- As I have utmost respect for all- licenced or not and have received excellent support and advice from both- Education is no guarantee of common sense- and I have met some really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,620
Posted By Carole's Daycare
Agreed. I just turned away a family of three with...

Agreed. I just turned away a family of three with a 6 m, 2 1/2 & 3 1/2 that wanted a few days a week. She'd been let go from her previous daycares and in conversation complained a lot about previous...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,375
Posted By Carole's Daycare
The rules are fairly strict here in MN, and more...

The rules are fairly strict here in MN, and more and more are added each year. My licensor was pretty intimidating the first few years, and I do get surprise visits from licensor and food program,...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-17-2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 186,044
Posted By Carole's Daycare
FYI for the parents threatening assault charges...

FYI for the parents threatening assault charges on the preschool/toddler biter- cant/wont happen ... Most states have a minimum age to charge even juveniles with assault. A 2 or 3 yr old biter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,042
Posted By Carole's Daycare
Kids are all different- I had a little girl who...

Kids are all different- I had a little girl who napped well and easily in her crib, and I transitioned her at 15 months to nap mat in preparation for her little brother. (so I only had to have one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,247
Posted By Carole's Daycare
A contract update is definately needed. You need...

A contract update is definately needed. You need to make clear that if a field trip has a cost it must be paid by the parent, or - if you choose make sure your contract states field trips are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,904
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I have a 100 lb German Shepherd. To avoid large...

I have a 100 lb German Shepherd. To avoid large poo colored and smelling puddles in my yard at sspring thaw I do 4 things: 1) Atlas is trained to go in 1 area- in his case a paving stoned area in the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-15-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 44,458
Posted By Carole's Daycare
Agreed. I pulled my daughter from a childcare (14...

Agreed. I pulled my daughter from a childcare (14 ys ago) when I was uncomfortable with the safety/quality of care, and I notified the licensor of my concerns. I did not go back... In that case, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 308,854
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I'm so proud of my newest 2 little DCG's. The...

I'm so proud of my newest 2 little DCG's. The sisters have been bounced around in foster care etc. Dad has them now w/ new young GF. Anyway she was getting frustrated, especially at 3 yr old not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,589
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I took a family of two that were fired from...

I took a family of two that were fired from previous daycare for difficult behavior/bad temper (oldest was only 3 though) After talking to the other provider, and knowing her style of care (not a...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-15-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,549
Posted By Carole's Daycare
If he's picking, he's probably uncomfortable. ...

If he's picking, he's probably uncomfortable. Whether its pinworms or some other problem, like constipation etc, I would certainly inquire of your family physician. There are some children who have...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-15-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,773
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I agree. This same accusation happened to me...

I agree. This same accusation happened to me several years ago. I had a mom complaining about her finances/the bill. (she was paying $140/wk for 2 kids 4 days a week- I was new and stupid, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,504
Posted By Carole's Daycare
My yard is a decent corner city lot- but, selfish...

My yard is a decent corner city lot- but, selfish woman that I am- I use whole sections of it for vegetable gardens, flower beds, and grown up space. Really. It is also divided up anyway,as my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,647
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I am totally excited for spring! Of course, last...

I am totally excited for spring! Of course, last year here in Minnesota we had a fabulous snowstorm for Easter- so I'm not counting my chickens just yet lol. Right now my back yard is basically...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 17,344
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I guess I would write a letter to make the notice...

I guess I would write a letter to make the notice formal- Thanking them for the opportunity to be a part of their child's life, and how much it has meant to you. Express your gratitude and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,722
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I agree w/ mac- that child's play dates should be...

I agree w/ mac- that child's play dates should be at her home. You would need paperwork filled out on the dcg's friend just to be legit, so then I guess if her friends family wants to pay the daily...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,722
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I allow my son to have a friend over periodically...

I allow my son to have a friend over periodically for a play date- but I let the other parent know that I am working and during the day must comply with regulations- therefore have to have basic...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,938
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I offer a preschool program, and have 2 of my 6...

I offer a preschool program, and have 2 of my 6 leave for preschool. The one pays full rate anyway, as she doesnt need the school district preschool. Next year mom isnt going to send her, once she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,859
Posted By Carole's Daycare
If your younger ones take morning naps, that...

If your younger ones take morning naps, that provides some time to do small quick things with the 2-3 yr old- free art w/ a variety of materials is best- but we do pre-packaged crafts also- they...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 03-09-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 20,089
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I had American Family- and they also only covered...

I had American Family- and they also only covered 6 as a rider on the homeowners policy- including your own kids during daycare hours. I just got a separate Daycare Policy from West Bend for around...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,821
Posted By Carole's Daycare
If I am truly sick I close- I have in my contract...

If I am truly sick I close- I have in my contract that I get paid /can use vacation days. Most of the time if its just whatever crud the kids brought I drive on and work, I just let the parents know.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,254
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I'm in Minnesota. Currently I have 6 full time...

I'm in Minnesota. Currently I have 6 full time ages 20 m to 4 ys, 2 part time preschoolers and 2 before/after school kids.I have a license for 12- ,so I have 2 openings yet- and technically will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,433
Posted By Carole's Daycare
Here in my county, licensing recommends I not be...

Here in my county, licensing recommends I not be open more than 6-6 M-F, and if I am, I must have a Dr's note/physical and submit a pile of extra paperwork explaining how I can take care of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,640
Posted By Carole's Daycare
I agree- I always bag them up, but a label and...

I agree- I always bag them up, but a label and hang it from a peg in the back entry for parents to grab on their way out. I dont want someone elses soiled clothes in my laundry or with my things. ...
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