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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,450
Posted By Sunny Day
its my second--I have a little girl who is 3....

its my second--I have a little girl who is 3. Everyone keeps telling me--"Oh you're so in for it, just wait until you have 2!!!" I'm thinking "okay, I know I don't have them 24 hours a day, but I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,450
Posted By Sunny Day
thanks! I'll for sure check in!

thanks! I'll for sure check in!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,450
Posted By Sunny Day
My Last Day :(

I'm due in 3 weeks and today is my last day of doing daycare ever--going to be a stay at home mommy, which I'm excited about, but I can't believe how sad I actually am! I thought I'd be jumping for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,869
Posted By Sunny Day
ugh. I try to use "stop please" as much as...

ugh. I try to use "stop please" as much as possible, but REALLY! no wonder this child was the way he was. I had a family at one point where there were not really any rules at home--I had to terminate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,519
Posted By Sunny Day
lol, I try sometimes if the kids are REALLY...

lol, I try sometimes if the kids are REALLY engrossed in something like a rainy day video or show, it never works--someone is always needing, wanting, demanding somthing! I'll get about a page read...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,978
Posted By Sunny Day
Its funny, you wouldn't think so, but doing home...

Its funny, you wouldn't think so, but doing home daycare is the most isolating job I've ever done. I can't handle being stuck in my house/on my property all day because I a) have too many little ones...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,995
Posted By Sunny Day
Here is a link to all the information about it....

Here is a link to all the information about it. Hope that helps. I am not exactly sure what my exact premium rate was off hand as I just paid it with my taxes. You pay it at tax time, your accountant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,995
Posted By Sunny Day
I am currently 35 weeks pregnant with #2 and...

I am currently 35 weeks pregnant with #2 and finding it extremely hard some days and not too bad others. It was way worse at the beginning because I had really really bad nausea and vomiting--until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,648
Posted By Sunny Day
He's been in my care for TWO years. There is some...

He's been in my care for TWO years. There is some stuff going on at his home and these tantrums have been going on pretty much steady since Christmas! He is 3 years old.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,648
Posted By Sunny Day
When/If To Call Parents?

If a child is having ridiculous temper tanturms (the little boy I've posted about previously is at it AGAIN), I'm talking 2-3 hour long fits, always during nap time. Do you just give up and call the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,347
Posted By Sunny Day
I take it off

I take it off
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,804
Posted By Sunny Day
I have tried this too....it never works for me,...

I have tried this too....it never works for me, they still fight and refuse to share!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,009
Posted By Sunny Day
Oh my! I'm so sorry, that is terrible. I would...

Oh my! I'm so sorry, that is terrible. I would just try to keep your spirits up and maybe the longer you're in the area the more respected you be (I'm NOT saying thats the way it should be!). I found...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,799
Posted By Sunny Day
I also have wonderful parents who: -pick up on...

I also have wonderful parents who:
-pick up on time--sometimes even early!! :)
-bring snacks, fun things for kids to do
-participate in all the themes and parties
-don't complain if I need a day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,198
Posted By Sunny Day
oh yes! I started my day out with a full blown 50...

oh yes! I started my day out with a full blown 50 minute temper tantrum by one of my dcb. My own daughter has been a beast and a half too! :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,561
Posted By Sunny Day
I have a garage and there is only one step down...

I have a garage and there is only one step down to it. I have the wagon or stroller set up right there and the kids line up and I lift them down the step into it. Works fairly well for me :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,758
Posted By Sunny Day
Grocery Costs

Hi Everyone, there was a thread on here a while ago about saving $ on groceries, but now I can't find it. What do you all do to save $ on food--it just keeps getting more and more expensive! Also,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,870
Posted By Sunny Day
Wow, I'm glad (well not glad, but reassured)...

Wow, I'm glad (well not glad, but reassured) others feel the same way! thanks ladies! I just wanted to clarify though that my hubby is definitely NOT part of the problem--I felt bad and really guilty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,789
Posted By Sunny Day
2 out of my 4 are still awake too! :confused: My...

2 out of my 4 are still awake too! :confused: My god, I would LOVE to have a nap!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,787
Posted By Sunny Day
I'm sooooooo tired! The kids seem fine, but I...

I'm sooooooo tired! The kids seem fine, but I don't know how I'm going to make it through the rest of the day!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,449
Posted By Sunny Day
I have posted hours--8:00-5:30 Monday to Friday...

I have posted hours--8:00-5:30 Monday to Friday and I am ADAMANT about those hours being kept. That being said, I don't care what the parents are doing while their kids are in care, as long as they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,780
Posted By Sunny Day
I'm also from Ontario. Welcome, and good luck...

I'm also from Ontario. Welcome, and good luck with your daycare!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,076
Posted By Sunny Day
:lol: Oh my goodness! This gave me such a good...

:lol: Oh my goodness! This gave me such a good laugh! Thanks!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,055
Posted By Sunny Day
Thanks everyone! I talked to the parents and they...

Thanks everyone! I talked to the parents and they were all more than happy to help out! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,055
Posted By Sunny Day
Asking Parents To Pitch In On A Supply Cost

So it is "Dog Week" next week at daycare and I had this fun idea of getting the kids small stuffed dogs and letting them "adopt" them, we would then take care of them, name them and look after them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,588
Posted By Sunny Day
Last Day of Daycare

I am going to be going off to have my baby at the end of April. I am no longer going to be doing daycare. I have 2 families that I have had their kids for 2 years and another family who I also really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,586
Posted By Sunny Day
I had a 16 month old who did exactly this--except...

I had a 16 month old who did exactly this--except he wouldn't stay sleeping when he did fall asleep. Turned out he hated the pack and play. I took the mattress out of it and made him a little bed on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,467
Posted By Sunny Day
I have a little boy in my care who does this...

I have a little boy in my care who does this every time a new child starts (he has been with me for 2 years). He begins throwing ridiculous tantrums and refuses to do anything or follow routine and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,870
Posted By Sunny Day
Thanks :) No my kids aren't older, my daughter...

Thanks :) No my kids aren't older, my daughter just turned 3 and I'm 32 weeks prego with the next one...loony bin here I come! :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,870
Posted By Sunny Day
Feel Like I'm About To Lose My Mind-Sorry For The Rant

To all you other in home daycare providers who are also stay at home moms, do you ever just get so sick of all the little mundane things you have to do EVERY day that you think you're going to lose...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,803
Posted By Sunny Day
nice! I'm going to put my foot down and do that...

nice! I'm going to put my foot down and do that too....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,951
Posted By Sunny Day
I have a spare room where the dck sleep and a...

I have a spare room where the dck sleep and a walk out basement for my daycare room--most times, the doors just get shut and I walk away for the night/weekend. I have restaurant style highchairs that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,794
Posted By Sunny Day
I'm not sure about all your questions, but I...

I'm not sure about all your questions, but I would tell her she can't come. If she is contagious it is usually before they have symptoms. I'd be super mad if I was one of the other parents and my kid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,794
Posted By Sunny Day
Again, I would call the parent before I tried to...

Again, I would call the parent before I tried to do ANYTHING to rectify it. I would tell them the truth. One thing I would suggest is if you can, let him go bare bum. You don't know what's going to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,681
Posted By Sunny Day
You shouldn't feel bad! Especially if you have 10...

You shouldn't feel bad! Especially if you have 10 personal days in your contract. They can find other care, you gave them notice. I used to have a family here that would make me feel horribly guilty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,127
Posted By Sunny Day
honestly, it sounds like you want to do it, so...

honestly, it sounds like you want to do it, so you should. People can find another daycare provider! Don't rearrange your life (or not rearrange it ;)) because you're worried about upsetting the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2011, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,805
Posted By Sunny Day
Mother Asked For Weekend Care

Sorry, this ended up as a rant. Baaaad monday morning so far :( One of my dcm asked me if I would watch her son for "an hour or so" on Sunday. I DO NOT do weekend care and have always been adamant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,517
Posted By Sunny Day
omg. I know.

omg. I know.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,502
Posted By Sunny Day
I agree with all this. Maybe I wasn't too clear,...

I agree with all this. Maybe I wasn't too clear, he always gets put on a time out as well, I don't just punish her. I sort of feel like it looks like I'm just letting him be mean to my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,191
Posted By Sunny Day
I have 4 (ages 18mos, 2.5 and 2.5 and 3) plus my...

I have 4 (ages 18mos, 2.5 and 2.5 and 3) plus my own little girl (3).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,502
Posted By Sunny Day
DCB Constantly Pestering My Daughter

I have a full time DCB who is CONSTANTLY bugging my daughter. They have both just turned three. He will pick up toys that he know she will react to and wiggle them in her face, continuously argue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,160
Posted By Sunny Day
I also have this problem, it drives me CRAZY! I...

I also have this problem, it drives me CRAZY! I also explain to them that spitting spreads germs and they can get sick because of spitting. I send them to time out every time they do it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,572
Posted By Sunny Day
Helmets for Trikes

Do you provide helmets for young kids riding trikes? With the spring coming, I've been thinking about this, I don't want them riding the trikes without helmets, but can't afford to go buy a bunch of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,106
Posted By Sunny Day
Sorry, but you're a daycare--not a catering...

Sorry, but you're a daycare--not a catering service. I would never agree to that. I make the schedule for my daycare, not the parents. I'm willing to work with parents within reason, but them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,693
Posted By Sunny Day
I would totally allow it! I get why you might...

I would totally allow it! I get why you might feel slightly uncomfortable with it, but I'm sure its totally innocent! I think kids playing that kind of stuff is the same as any other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,012
Posted By Sunny Day
I have a 19 month old that can't do that stuff...

I have a 19 month old that can't do that stuff either. I wouldn't feel bad at all about posting the question though--you're just concerned. Plus, in my experience boys seem to be later at getting to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,521
Posted By Sunny Day
Completely agree!! They told me this too.

Completely agree!! They told me this too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,521
Posted By Sunny Day
I am so crazy about car seat safety that I won't...

I am so crazy about car seat safety that I won't even take my daycare kids in the car with me because actually getting the seats properly installed is such a pain! It seems like some people don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,234
Posted By Sunny Day
Good for you! I'm glad that your families were...

Good for you! I'm glad that your families were supportive! I am pregnant and doing daycare too--not so fun, I totally feel your pain!! My midwife has actually expressed that she wants me to quit much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,155
Posted By Sunny Day
me too! :mad: Today I wanted to rip my hair out...

me too! :mad: Today I wanted to rip my hair out by the end of the day!! Spring needs to come so we can get outside for longer and wear off the excess energy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,052
Posted By Sunny Day
I have termed twice since starting 2 years ago....

I have termed twice since starting 2 years ago. The first time it was mutually agreed upon with the parents, they wanted to "try" their 9 month old at daycare. I had 4 other 2 year olds at the time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,321
Posted By Sunny Day
That's good!! I always stress over needless...

That's good!! I always stress over needless things too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,482
Posted By Sunny Day
I've also had this problem constantly since I...

I've also had this problem constantly since I started providing care. Everyone wants part-time and usually CASUAL part-time at that!:mad: People just don't understand ratio's and having to pay for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,321
Posted By Sunny Day
Personally, I give my parents a lot of...

Personally, I give my parents a lot of notice....usually months in advance and never less than a month. That being said, I CLOSE my daycare though which you're not doing, so I don't think it is such...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,106
Posted By Sunny Day
I use baby wash cloths for all the kids, they all...

I use baby wash cloths for all the kids, they all have their own colour so they're not ever mixed up. I have enough that they (obvioulsy) get a clean, fresh one every day--although most days they go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,131
Posted By Sunny Day
I've done this a few times with my dck. They LOVE...

I've done this a few times with my dck. They LOVE it! I usually put a bit of cream into the small plastic baby food containers and they can each make their own--then they eat it on crackers :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,242
Posted By Sunny Day
I close for all Stat Holidays with pay....but if...

I close for all Stat Holidays with pay....but if you didn't already have that in your contract, I don't think there is really anything you can do. I sort of feel the same way when people have the day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,035
Posted By Sunny Day
Here it really depends on the child. I keep them...

Here it really depends on the child. I keep them in the pack and play's as long as I can and they're okay with it--as long as they cannot climb out, don't try to climb out and are within the weight...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,660
Posted By Sunny Day
Mine are all under 4 and I have a fully fenced...

Mine are all under 4 and I have a fully fenced back yard. I would never let them play outside without me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,087
Posted By Sunny Day
I had one for, literally, a few days! Kids loved...

I had one for, literally, a few days! Kids loved it, but it drove me CRAZY! The balls were everywhere all the time, every time a kid stepped on them, the ball would squish and be destroyed and they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,543
Posted By Sunny Day
In the summer we go outside and play in the rain!...

In the summer we go outside and play in the rain! :) Also, we have parties for just about everything you can imagine....we like parties! They get so excited for the simplest little things, like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,530
Posted By Sunny Day
How To Approach Daycare Mom?

I have a little boy in my daycare who I am positive is having some serious issues. Most of these have exhibited themselves in the last month. They include:
-excessive tantrums (often 3-4 hours)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,351
Posted By Sunny Day
We daycare ladies are probably the fastest GRAPE...

We daycare ladies are probably the fastest GRAPE CUTTERS IN ALL THE LAND!!! I swear I spend a large quantity of my time doing just that! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,223
Posted By Sunny Day
ha ha ha ha! I've wondered this too! I had one...

ha ha ha ha! I've wondered this too! I had one little girl who would NEVER flush it! Oh my! :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,252
Posted By Sunny Day
This is also a good idea--do you find the kids...

This is also a good idea--do you find the kids fight over who gets to sit at the little table though?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,252
Posted By Sunny Day
I use stackable restaurant highchairs--they're...

I use stackable restaurant highchairs--they're available at any restaurant supply place and they are awesome--not very expensive, durable and safe! I've never tried benches because I'm so afraid of...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 02-09-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,857
Posted By Sunny Day
This is really too bad. I'm not sure exactly what...

This is really too bad. I'm not sure exactly what the posts were about, but its really unfortunate that we all have to be so worried about what we've posted on here. Daycare can be an extremely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,794
Posted By Sunny Day
I tried this today and it worked!! He went to...

I tried this today and it worked!! He went to sleep right away and slept for an hour and 15 minutes!!! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,308
Posted By Sunny Day
I was just wondering why you don't allow sippy...

I was just wondering why you don't allow sippy cups? I LOVE your toy rule though....I need to start that! ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,590
Posted By Sunny Day
My daycare room is the entire basement of a split...

My daycare room is the entire basement of a split level home, so it is fairly large. It has a walk-out to the backyard and has lots of light and I STILL feel like I'm going stir-crazy being down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,308
Posted By Sunny Day
I am still vocal about my rules when parents are...

I am still vocal about my rules when parents are here. I have it written into my contract that anytime parents/guardians are present in the daycare THEY are responsible for making sure that their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,078
Posted By Sunny Day
ha ha ha ha! I think this is the CLEARLY what you...

ha ha ha ha! I think this is the CLEARLY what you should say! :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,781
Posted By Sunny Day
Stress At Home Affecting Daycare Behavior

My dcb who has been having the massive fits (http://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=26163) has done a bit better this week. He had 2 days where he didn't have a fit at all! I know there is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,074
Posted By Sunny Day
I run a curriculum by Brightly Beaming...

I run a curriculum by Brightly Beaming Resources--its fantastic and FREE online! I did, however, learn that when they are that young they're not really interested in it and honestly found it a LOT of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,555
Posted By Sunny Day
I'm sorry, but that is completely RIDICULOUS! I...

I'm sorry, but that is completely RIDICULOUS! I would be telling that family that they can find other care permanently! I'm so sorry you have someone making you feel that way when you need time off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,372
Posted By Sunny Day
Couldn't have said this better myself! 100% agree!

Couldn't have said this better myself! 100% agree!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,438
Posted By Sunny Day
If I have numerous interviews, I let the...

If I have numerous interviews, I let the parent(s) know when they're interviewing that I am "taking applications" Then I take the lead by saying, I will let you know once I'm done my interviewing and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,771
Posted By Sunny Day
Cloth Diapers in Daycare?

First off, I have nothing against cloth diapers. I used them with my little girl and plan on using them with my new baby coming in May. My question is this though...do you allow them in daycare? What...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,761
Posted By Sunny Day
The fact that the mother thinks it is cute/funny...

The fact that the mother thinks it is cute/funny raises red flags for me and over time I have learned that if parents won't work with me, I need to terminate--easier said then done though, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,669
Posted By Sunny Day
I also agree that if they were a good family that...

I also agree that if they were a good family that follows policies, respects and appreciates you, I wouldn't charge them at all for the day. I have had this come up and I didn't charge them, it sucks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,877
Posted By Sunny Day
Oh boo :( I'm sure they'll be...

Oh boo :( I'm sure they'll be understanding....and if they're not, I don't think they're really people you want to have as clients anyway! ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,060
Posted By Sunny Day
Lawsuits?

Sorry, I have another question--one of those days! Not that I'm getting sued or worried about it really, but I was wondering if anyone has ever been sued or been threatened with it? How easy is it to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,143
Posted By Sunny Day
BA HA HA HA HA! :lol: That is the best! Please...

BA HA HA HA HA! :lol: That is the best! Please post what happens at pick up! I love it!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,794
Posted By Sunny Day
Nap Time Dilemma

I have a little boy in my daycare who is 19 months old. He is only here 1 or 2 days a week. He is still breastfed to sleep at home and often held for his entire nap. Obviously, I cannot do this at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,676
Posted By Sunny Day
I would feed him.

I would feed him.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,465
Posted By Sunny Day
I would definitely wait for the parents to try it...

I would definitely wait for the parents to try it first....Maybe you could look up some other safer options online. That's what I used to do for my little girl.
Forum: Daycare Insurance 02-02-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,762
Posted By Sunny Day
I'm also in Canada and because I had 4 or more...

I'm also in Canada and because I had 4 or more daycare kids, they required me to have extra insurance....my husband ended up dealing with it all because it just got added into our home owners, so I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,002
Posted By Sunny Day
I have a really big wagon that my grandfather got...

I have a really big wagon that my grandfather got somewhere. It fits at least 5 kids and pulls/turns really well--its actually harder to stop than to keep going! You could also look for one of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,635
Posted By Sunny Day
I have a little boy in my daycare like that (and...

I have a little boy in my daycare like that (and have had a few in the past). He is completely spoiled by his parents--he is 19 months old and still breastfed to sleep and held for his naps! Yep,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,018
Posted By Sunny Day
PENIS and VAGINA! Wait....did the world just...

PENIS and VAGINA! Wait....did the world just explode? :lol: Sorry, I just don't get why people are so freaked out by those terms....you're still referring to the same thing no matter what you call it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,264
Posted By Sunny Day
Totally agree! I am more than willing to put in...

Totally agree! I am more than willing to put in my time, energy and effort to solve problems with my dck (often at the expense of my sanity/health!), but ONLY if the parents are working with me. I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,085
Posted By Sunny Day
I found the same thing! I keep a daily journal...

I found the same thing! I keep a daily journal right by the door which said what they ate, when they slept, etc. The parents never read them, I stopped wasting my time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,085
Posted By Sunny Day
I found the same thing! I keep a daily journal...

I found the same thing! I keep a daily journal right by the door which said what they ate, when they slept, etc. The parents never read them, I stopped wasting my time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,977
Posted By Sunny Day
That is infuriating! People need to realize that...

That is infuriating! People need to realize that it is still your home/time! I've been lucky this way and have never had this problem....but if/when I do, I would be mad too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,024
Posted By Sunny Day
I always tell them--my daughter is only 3, so she...

I always tell them--my daughter is only 3, so she has to be with us. Unless she is so sick that I need to give her one on one attention to look after her, I leave it up to the parents if they want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,565
Posted By Sunny Day
To me, that is really inconsiderate and annoying...

To me, that is really inconsiderate and annoying that DCM would bring them when they're that sick! It drives me CRAZY when kids show up here sick. If they have diarhea, they are sent home immediately...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,291
Posted By Sunny Day
That sucks! Finding enough kids to be full, but...

That sucks! Finding enough kids to be full, but not going over capacity is always a challenge. Personally though, I NEVER, EVER go over capacity, even for 5 minutes. It's just not worth it if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,363
Posted By Sunny Day
awww, that's hard. I feel bad when kiddies get...

awww, that's hard. I feel bad when kiddies get hurt too--thank god, not too many injuries, but I did have a little boy fall at the playground and he had such a bad bump that I called his mommy and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,951
Posted By Sunny Day
I stay open--its up to the parent's discretion if...

I stay open--its up to the parent's discretion if they bring their kids or not, but they pay me either way. All of my daycare kids and my self live in town, so I don't get too many snow days even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 335,307
Posted By Sunny Day
We had a Big Sister Party for one of my little...

We had a Big Sister Party for one of my little dcg who just had a baby sister last week. DCG loved it and it made her feel so special! We all had a blast. The parents were also so appreciative! :)
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