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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By JenNJ
Your numbers don't have to match hers. If she is...

Your numbers don't have to match hers. If she is claiming LESS than she paid you, the IRS won't audit you. Just make sure your return is correct that way if you are audited, you have proof.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,261
Posted By JenNJ
Never take her back there. Have any conversation...

Never take her back there. Have any conversation you choose with her but she needs to be reported ASAP. These aren't unfounded accusations, the provider admitted these things to your husband. Please...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,361
Posted By JenNJ
I would send a letter saying that the next person...

I would send a letter saying that the next person who cuts across the lawn will be denied care for the day. Period.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,412
Posted By JenNJ
Personally, I would go. You are not his mom,...

Personally, I would go. You are not his mom, true. But you are the mother figure in his life. Families are chosen and they are choosing you (everyday by using your services) to be that special...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,377
Posted By JenNJ
Her child deserves to be safe and comfortable and...

Her child deserves to be safe and comfortable and happy in her own home. Living in a house where someone was hurting me on a daily basis would be very upsetting for me as an adult. I cannot imagine...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,286
Posted By JenNJ
I think withholding food(or using food for reward...

I think withholding food(or using food for reward or punishment) is one of the worst things a caregiver can do. I'm not saying that to make you feel bad, but it's a reality. The kids don't need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,843
Posted By JenNJ
Molluscum is a pain in the butt to get rid of. ...

Molluscum is a pain in the butt to get rid of. They are harmless bumps but annoying. My son got them from a public pool. He then passed them on so generously to my daughter. It's been a year and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,689
Posted By JenNJ
"Tommy, those snacks are to eat at snacktime...

"Tommy, those snacks are to eat at snacktime here. Your house s snacks and dinner is soon."

Send a memo out to ALL families that no snacks will be sent home. The parents can pack a snack for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By JenNJ
The registration seems to me like its no benefits...

The registration seems to me like its no benefits at all. And my home address and phone number posted all over for any weirdo to see I'm home alone with kids all day -- no thanks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By JenNJ
I have a small home daycare (5 kids) and did not...

I have a small home daycare (5 kids) and did not find the benefits of having more kids worth the cost of becoming licensed. You need to look at the rules and regs and decide if it is worth it to you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,806
Posted By JenNJ
I gasped out loud. I cannot believe this is...

I gasped out loud. I cannot believe this is something people presumably pay her to do to their children. That looks so painful to their joints! I can't imagine the constant tossing is good for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,441
Posted By JenNJ
How about instead of us taking on that...

How about instead of us taking on that responsibility -- a huge one -- parents take five seconds to remind themselves. All it takes is putting your left shoe in the back seat. You can't wander...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,179
Posted By JenNJ
I charge 25% more per day for drop ins. I don't...

I charge 25% more per day for drop ins. I don't offer half day or hourly. Full day price only.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,872
Posted By JenNJ
First time every time. I don't care of they...

First time every time. I don't care of they don't puke again. I'm not taking the chance.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,377
Posted By JenNJ
I only serve water here. The kids all drink milk...

I only serve water here. The kids all drink milk at breakfast and dinner. I also have kiddos with poop issues so I find water helps that along.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,614
Posted By JenNJ
I don't mean to pile on, but really you are a new...

I don't mean to pile on, but really you are a new member here and you are asking for money from strangers. I would be willing to bet that most members here have had financial troubles of their own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,860
Posted By JenNJ
Its not expensive when you know what the problem...

Its not expensive when you know what the problem is. A plumber charged me $75 for snaking two toilets last year. Much less expensive than if you let it go and dot backs up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,333
Posted By JenNJ
At three weeks old, she should absolutely be...

At three weeks old, she should absolutely be responding to every cry. Put baby down when she is almost asleep and content. If she yells, give her a soothing pat or snuggle and try again. At three...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,894
Posted By JenNJ
I see it differently than most here. This is his...

I see it differently than most here. This is his home. Yes, you work from home but I see it as part of my responsibility to clean up my work day so we can enjoy our home. I wouldn't be able to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 39,252
Posted By JenNJ
Yeah. I'm calling BS on this one. There was an...

Yeah. I'm calling BS on this one. There was an almost identical story to this in the news last year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,683
Posted By JenNJ
I require that they come with lotion on in the...

I require that they come with lotion on in the morning. I ask each parent every morning. If they say they didn't have time, I hand them the bottle of lotion and say, "Well, I have seven kids so if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,534
Posted By JenNJ
I do see the correlation between her payments...

I do see the correlation between her payments being behind and this half day. By taking her child and hiring an assistant she will be out even more money than she currently is. With this update, no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,534
Posted By JenNJ
Honestly, if she is off and has been a problem...

Honestly, if she is off and has been a problem client I would rescind the offer. I would say that all the spaces are filled for the day and that you don't require payment but dc kid must not attend...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,657
Posted By JenNJ
5 years in May. I opened just over 5 years ago. ...

5 years in May. I opened just over 5 years ago. They were my first family to sign on full time. Dcg and my dd are best friends and will go through school together so I will have her until she is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,898
Posted By JenNJ
I don't see how a law will help. Are you going...

I don't see how a law will help. Are you going to jail parents for doping and dropping? No employer will be on board with this. Any person could say, "My kid is sick. I'm not coming today." Then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,972
Posted By JenNJ
Have both write out a list of the duties in the...

Have both write out a list of the duties in the class they currently do, what tasks they each need help or guidance with, and what other tasks they would like to take on.

I was a lead teacher...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,283
Posted By JenNJ
I would send a letter (certified) stating that...

I would send a letter (certified) stating that she needs to stop all contact with you or you will file a restraining order. She sounds unstable.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,101
Posted By JenNJ
I only use regular hand soap, never...

I only use regular hand soap, never antibacterial. I use that only when cooking with raw meats.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,193
Posted By JenNJ
Spend $4.99 and get the Baby Connect app. She...

Spend $4.99 and get the Baby Connect app. She can log in from her phone, tablet, or computer and see in real time how her baby is doing. Then ignore her phone calls and message her through the app...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,139
Posted By JenNJ
I use Corelle for all the dc kids. Never plastic.

I use Corelle for all the dc kids. Never plastic.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,654
Posted By JenNJ
No. Just no. Number five is getting that...

No. Just no. Number five is getting that reaction from me. It is never ok to hit. No matter how old or young you are. Hitting doesn't get a "no big deal" reaction from older kids, teens, or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,610
Posted By JenNJ
I like BC's response. I think his response was...

I like BC's response. I think his response was beyond rude.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,148
Posted By JenNJ
No jewelry. I don;t even ask anymore. I just...

No jewelry. I don;t even ask anymore. I just remove it and put it away when they walk in the door.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,131
Posted By JenNJ
Both. The five year old would get a serous...

Both. The five year old would get a serous talking to over this behavior. It is not ok to lead others into trouble.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,678
Posted By JenNJ
"Dcd, in order for adults to be in the daycare,...

"Dcd, in order for adults to be in the daycare, they must be registered at this address with the proper background checks. Parents and designated emergency pick ups are only allowed to pick up the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,108
Posted By JenNJ
You could market yourself to families who have...

You could market yourself to families who have short days or two days a week. Be a boutique daycare!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,755
Posted By JenNJ
I termed my problem family last year and I LOVE...

I termed my problem family last year and I LOVE my job now, lol. I didn't realize it was them causing my unhappiness until I knew they weren't coming back. I felt like a new person.

I'm Hopi g...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,516
Posted By JenNJ
My 5 year old dd still asks to take bubble baths...

My 5 year old dd still asks to take bubble baths with me. My 6 year old ds still occasionally showers with Dh. It's a family decision. Someone mentioned that it's about the level of comfort for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,980
Posted By JenNJ
I would collect late fees in one hand and hand...

I would collect late fees in one hand and hand them the term letter with the other.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,659
Posted By JenNJ
Yup! Multiple times. And I fully believe it...

Yup! Multiple times. And I fully believe it makes me a good provider for admitting it. I tell all incoming clients that too. I know my triggers and know when to walk away. I would never hurt a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,516
Posted By JenNJ
I do not charge a holding fee. The kids come...

I do not charge a holding fee. The kids come when mom has appointments or meetings and I charge her my daily rate (higher amount per day than what her weekly amount works out to be). I like having a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,173
Posted By JenNJ
Give your licencing agent a heads up. Document...

Give your licencing agent a heads up. Document how she wanted to come back. Have your mom and othe rassistsnts write their versions of how thongs happened with dcd. Sign them, date them, and put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,669
Posted By JenNJ
He has ear infections from laying in bed with a...

He has ear infections from laying in bed with a cup of milk!!! It's so bad for their ears.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,630
Posted By JenNJ
Stay out of it. If they press the issue say you...

Stay out of it. If they press the issue say you need it requested from the court. I would speak with an atty before commenting at all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,440
Posted By JenNJ
You need to have the entire door replaced at her...

You need to have the entire door replaced at her cost. It doesn't matter the age. It was in good condition and functioning and now it isn't. The panels won't match. Her insurance will pay for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,689
Posted By JenNJ
I use coconut oil constantly. I slather it on at...

I use coconut oil constantly. I slather it on at night and it helps thrm heal and moisturizes thrm at the same time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,853
Posted By JenNJ
Do you have little sensory bins? I use those...

Do you have little sensory bins? I use those before meals for my 1 & 2 year olds. I put them in the boosters at the table with the bins to play.

Or a playpen IN the kitchen with you?

It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,488
Posted By JenNJ
I understand the financial issues, I do. But dcg...

I understand the financial issues, I do. But dcg cannot attend until this is taken care of. You are putting your pets, your family, your business, and others pets and families' health at risk by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,203
Posted By JenNJ
"Sister, you have abused my generosity in the...

"Sister, you have abused my generosity in the past and even just this week. I am not responsible for your poor decisions. This is your mess to figure out, not mine. I would appreciate it if you no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,847
Posted By JenNJ
DCM, I understand how hard it is to pull a...

DCM,

I understand how hard it is to pull a sick child out of bed to do a school run. It wasn't easy for me to walk the kids back and forth each day for the past 2.5 months either.

We picked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,349
Posted By JenNJ
Poor baby!!! I hope it is a quick recovery! ...

Poor baby!!! I hope it is a quick recovery!

I would make sure that the owner paid and report it so that if it happens again the dog and owners can be held responsible.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,446
Posted By JenNJ
Oh heck no! I would have walked in and termed on...

Oh heck no! I would have walked in and termed on the spot.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,767
Posted By JenNJ
It's just not enough unfortunately. The only way...

It's just not enough unfortunately. The only way to truly avoid parvo is to seclude the pup until all shots are done. It sucks, but it is how it needs to be done. The grass, concrete outside, etc....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,895
Posted By JenNJ
You are right that there are many victims of this...

You are right that there are many victims of this tragedy. I am so sorry for the losses of everyone involved.

Please do not hesitate to seek counseling for this. You are going through a loss...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,895
Posted By JenNJ
I am so very sorry for your loss. I know words...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I know words may seem empty right now, but know that there are people out there sending you love and prayers. I am wishing you peace and comfort. Please be kind...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,897
Posted By JenNJ
Generally I am open. This year I had a family...

Generally I am open. This year I had a family decide to stay home and potty train their son. Another family with two kids is a teacher family so they keep the kids home anyway. Another family is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,852
Posted By JenNJ
I would have pointed her to the supplies and had...

I would have pointed her to the supplies and had her do it since you were busy with another child. If I am busy (which is OFTEN at drop off -- getting my kids on the bus, starting activities with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,359
Posted By JenNJ
I tell about rolling right away for thr reasons...

I tell about rolling right away for thr reasons Nannyde mentioned.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,832
Posted By JenNJ
I offer the materials to ALL the kids. But only...

I offer the materials to ALL the kids. But only some of them like to do things like this. They finish their projects. The ones who don't like them aren't forced to sit while the others do them. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,678
Posted By JenNJ
I used to tell parents when my kids were younger....

I used to tell parents when my kids were younger. Now my kids are old enough to stay in their rooms or the living room and watch movies while I work. I just keep them away from the dc kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,254
Posted By JenNJ
I chose Other. It isn't policy issues, it is...

I chose Other. It isn't policy issues, it is just thir parenting. 50% of them suck at being parents. They provide the basics, but otherwise they let their kid call the shots and look stunned when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,642
Posted By JenNJ
I copied a policy I saw on here. If they have a...

I copied a policy I saw on here. If they have a fever, they cannot return until the are fever free 24 hours. If *I* send them home, it is 48 hours. It prevents dosing and dropping.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,138
Posted By JenNJ
We get a mouse or two every winter. It is NOT a...

We get a mouse or two every winter. It is NOT a big deal.

I would be offended and hurt if someone treated me/my home that way. I would tyell them my plan to deal with it and move on. If they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,074
Posted By JenNJ
I don't allow any dishes, containers, cups, or...

I don't allow any dishes, containers, cups, or bottles from home. They bring me two bottles when the infant starts and I keep them here. No outside food.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,298
Posted By JenNJ
Yoga pants and a fitted t-shirt. Slipper socks...

Yoga pants and a fitted t-shirt. Slipper socks or flip flops. Occasionally jeans but I find them uncomfortable since I am up and down off the floor all day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,535
Posted By JenNJ
I have two clients who have kids the dame age as...

I have two clients who have kids the dame age as mine. We often do sleepovers and playdates. Its been fine. But these clients are my friends that I just happened to meet through my daycare. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,448
Posted By JenNJ
1. Call the police and file a report. 2. ...

1. Call the police and file a report.
2. Report it to your child services entity in your state.
3. I would be contacting a lawyer to get answers. Enough already. They are avoiding you.
4. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,561
Posted By JenNJ
I am a freak about sleep. I have jammies here...

I am a freak about sleep. I have jammies here for every child bc I don't like putting kids down to bed with buttons, zippers, etc. I don't know if the buttons or zipper pull is loose or if a child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By JenNJ
I get babies on a EARLY morning nap here...

I get babies on a EARLY morning nap here (8:45-9:45) and we head outside at 10am sharp. Everyone arrives between 8-9 so once we are all here and do circle time, it's time to get shoes and jackets on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 14,807
Posted By JenNJ
The whole thing is insane. This shutdown is...

The whole thing is insane. This shutdown is costing billions per day. Just the national parks alone are a big moneymaker for the govt. Plus I'm bummed my hike is cancelled this weekend. :(

It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,528
Posted By JenNJ
Nothing is stopping her from getting the info by...

Nothing is stopping her from getting the info by doing the work. She needs to be a grown up and get the info from the source, not you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,392
Posted By JenNJ
make a new contract. Work days 5:05 pm. ...

make a new contract.

Work days 5:05 pm. Non-work days BEFORE 5:00 pm. FEe for late is $1.00 per minute ANY DAY
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,188
Posted By JenNJ
It sound slike she had a blockage. I would...

It sound slike she had a blockage. I would insist on a specialist at this point. It is painful for her and the smell and constant one on one can't be good for the other kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,325
Posted By JenNJ
I think it is cute. I just ask them how many is...

I think it is cute. I just ask them how many is that just to be sure they understand that three fingers = three years.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By JenNJ
He is called Tall One and I just name them all on...

He is called Tall One and I just name them all on their own. It's just a finger. I doubt any toddlers are flipping off their parents at dinner, lol.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,670
Posted By JenNJ
I don't take early arrivals. I had one dad who...

I don't take early arrivals. I had one dad who NEVER dropped off try and drop off at 6:30. I saw him waiting to turn on our street and me and my kids hopped in the car and went to Dunkin' Donuts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,316
Posted By JenNJ
So she said you smoke and you do. She said you...

So she said you smoke and you do. She said you have a bunch of dogs, you do. She said you have past violations, you do. That's not slander because it is all true. Threatening her with legal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,739
Posted By JenNJ
I do the occasional movie, but nothing on a...

I do the occasional movie, but nothing on a regular basis. In the winter we may do a 30 minute show a day just because the days are so long when its too cold to go outside.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,953
Posted By JenNJ
I would insist on a Dr visit and not allow her...

I would insist on a Dr visit and not allow her back into care without a note saying she had been seen and that it was typical.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,540
Posted By JenNJ
"All of my contracts are the same. ...

"All of my contracts are the same. Unfortunately, I can't take little Sally without a contract. I can't have different contracts for different clients. I understand totally if you need to find...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,375
Posted By JenNJ
Wake at 5:45am, take the dogs out for a walk. ...

Wake at 5:45am, take the dogs out for a walk. Come home, shower, eat breakfast. Get the kids up, dressed, and fed. Straighten up the kitchen, vacuum up any dog hair on the floors, wait for the bus...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,868
Posted By JenNJ
I vacuum at least twice a day. Once after lunch...

I vacuum at least twice a day. Once after lunch and once at the end of the day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,403
Posted By JenNJ
A lot of the time. I generally prep it during...

A lot of the time. I generally prep it during nap so that alll I need to do at 5 is toss it in the over or on the stove.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,168
Posted By JenNJ
I have a family who gets paid on Tuesdays for one...

I have a family who gets paid on Tuesdays for one parent and the 15th & 30th for the other. They pay me on Wednesdays. I totally get why and understand it is out of their control. I just made...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,526
Posted By JenNJ
Every adult should be brought up on endangerment...

Every adult should be brought up on endangerment and neglect charges. All the parents responsible for drop offs and pick ups and the provider and any adults living in her home. Its disgusting.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,486
Posted By JenNJ
I do not. I am a small person (5' tall) and have...

I do not. I am a small person (5' tall) and have tiny veins. All the blood drives I have been to do not have needles small enough to use on me. They poke and prod and blow vein after vein. It is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,720
Posted By JenNJ
Yup. I report it all. I have a cleaning lady...

Yup. I report it all. I have a cleaning lady and made sure that she reports her income so I can use it as a deduction.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,745
Posted By JenNJ
And It doesn't matter if it is your child or...

And It doesn't matter if it is your child or someone else's. The rule is DON'T TOUCH BABY. I would stress to the parents that you have always treated their kids as your own and you are just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,745
Posted By JenNJ
I let them touch the babies feet only if I am...

I let them touch the babies feet only if I am right there. Otherwise, no touch the baby applies. I don't care if they are offended. Its not their a$$ on the line, its mine. I don't want boogie...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,401
Posted By JenNJ
Ugh! Its so frustrating. I feel like under 2...

Ugh! Its so frustrating. I feel like under 2 years is just asking for trouble. They sleep much better when contained. Otherwise they wake the older ones who really love nap. I don't want to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,398
Posted By JenNJ
I always send home. It is not my job to deal...

I always send home. It is not my job to deal with vomit. That is part of being a PARENT. Kids are disruptive and inconvenient. Welcome to parenting!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,401
Posted By JenNJ
Deepest Pack N Play?

I'm finding that pack n plays are just really shallow now. Does anyone have a deeper pack n play that is currently available? I transition kids out around two years and either the cribs or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,901
Posted By JenNJ
The Boba is amazing! I love mine. Also, the...

The Boba is amazing! I love mine. Also, the ring along is very comfy but can take down practice. I prefer the Boba for active daycare life.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,455
Posted By JenNJ
I have one who comes one day a week. Its been...

I have one who comes one day a week. Its been very beneficial for him. He stopped waking and crying for mom at night, hanging on her all the time, and he is exploring the world more. She has a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,376
Posted By JenNJ
If a potential family is more than five minutes...

If a potential family is more than five minutes late for an interview, I lock my door or leave. I will not schedule an interview again. My time is valuable to me. I want a client who respects and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Poll: Cots or mats
Views: 1,481
Posted By JenNJ
I use a combo. Pack n plays for the little ones,...

I use a combo. Pack n plays for the little ones, mats for the kids learning to sleep in the big kid room and collapsible cots for the older children.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By JenNJ
Charge a late fee!

Charge a late fee!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,429
Posted By JenNJ
Lets say I charge $45 a day FT. I charge $60 a...

Lets say I charge $45 a day FT. I charge $60 a day for drop in. Its considered emergency care and I charge a hefty premium for it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,816
Posted By JenNJ
I would tell the child that if he listened, I...

I would tell the child that if he listened, I wouldn't need to lead him to time out. I would tell the parents what is going on. I would stop using his arm and begin using his hand, leading by hands...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,963
Posted By JenNJ
I bought the mac daddy of carpet pads with a...

I bought the mac daddy of carpet pads with a moisture barrier built in (literally the kids bounce if they fall down) and a CHEAPO residential carpet. It is neutral color. I have an area rug under...
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