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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By MarinaVanessa
My weakness is not saying no to friends and...

My weakness is not saying no to friends and neighbors. I had a bad experience with my sister in law many many years ago so at least I say no to family but I can't seem to say no to people I consider...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 11-16-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 72
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Most are like this. But the reality is that this...

Most are like this. But the reality is that this is the MAIN reason why providers need insurance. Doesn't make sense to me ONLY to pay an insurance just to be covered in case someone falls or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I think I would do this if it were a high demand...

I think I would do this if it were a high demand and I had a hard time filling a spot that I needed filled but I'd handle it like this:

I'd ask the parent for FULL payment of the first week as...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-16-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 58,538
Posted By MarinaVanessa
The bottom line here is read your contract. Not...

The bottom line here is read your contract. Not everyone charges for emergency closures. Meet with many providers, ask questions that relate to your values and beliefs, read the contract and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I take a lot of training in child development and...

I take a lot of training in child development and early childhood education. I also volunteer in a lot of early child care programs. This means that I get afforded extra opportunities if I wanted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 453
Posted By MarinaVanessa
It's not too late to change it now. Why wait? ...

It's not too late to change it now. Why wait? Type up a policy change today to hand out tomorrow and you still give them a little more than 2 weeks notice in time for Thanksgiving :D
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-05-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Welcome!!

Welcome!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I forgot to add ... also think about clients that...

I forgot to add ... also think about clients that move up from PT to FT or down from FT to PT and how you are going to handle the amounts. When my clients move up from PT to FT they have to pay me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Maybe something like ... Dear DCPs, ...

Maybe something like ...

Dear DCPs,

This notice is to inform you of a new policy that I will be implementing at [daycare name]. A non-refundable security fee will now be required for each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I do that. I don't have set business hours so...

I do that. I don't have set business hours so everyone has contracted schedules and they can either have PT or FT. I define FT as 4 or 5 days a week, maximum of 10 hours per day and a maximum of 50...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Not out of line. If you can find clients that...

Not out of line. If you can find clients that have schedules that work with those hours then go for it. Right now I do 7am-5pm for regular care hours but have one family that needed a 5:30pm pickup...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 490
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I got an off-brand set (Picasso Tiles) of 180 for...

I got an off-brand set (Picasso Tiles) of 180 for $67 on sale on Amazon ($80 sale price, $85 regular price on Amazon and an additional 15% off coupon deal that they have going on right now). I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By MarinaVanessa
My fee agreement is a separate signed agreement. ...

My fee agreement is a separate signed agreement. That agreement has their days, hours and schedules as well as their rates. For me it's easier to have all clients sign a contract once (4 pages) and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By MarinaVanessa
All I have in mine about money is this .. ...

All I have in mine about money is this ..


A definition of FT, PT and drop-in care
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-29-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Are you a nanny? Or do you take care of the...

Are you a nanny?
Or do you take care of the girl in your home?

It's very difficult to change behavior in the child's home without the support of the parent and without the parent making changes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I had a Muslim family and like many others, the...

I had a Muslim family and like many others, the only accommodation that I had to do was not serve pork.
The sleeping thing never came up.

As far as the holidays went I did clarify to them that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Mine is like yours ... parent names and info,...

Mine is like yours ... parent names and info, child name, signature, date, start date, tuition rate, when tuition is due, their schedule etc. It also has an "I agree to follow the handbook" piece. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 749
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I think that is you want privacy in your home...

I think that is you want privacy in your home then you should nap the babies in another room where it's ok for parent's to check in on them. If there are no kids being taken care of in any rooms...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I used to work at a gym a long time ago and...

I used to work at a gym a long time ago and sometimes I'd be asked to sub in the "kid's club" center (aka on-site daycare) because I already had my CPR certification etc. That was the gym's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By MarinaVanessa
This is exactly why I had them too. Apparently,...

This is exactly why I had them too. Apparently, it's unthinkable to ours down here for a provider to need them for our own protection. I brought that up during my appeal after my incident. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I require them to give 2 weeks notice. When a...

I require them to give 2 weeks notice. When a client leaves on bad terms 2 weeks in enough time. If they are not happy with me I do not want them here longer than that.

Also two weeks is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Everybody does it differently but here's...

Everybody does it differently but here's everything in my handbook that talks about the two-week security fee and tuition fees in general.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I don't call it a deposit. I call it a fee. ...

I don't call it a deposit. I call it a fee. Deposit implies that they can get it back.
My two-week security fee is non-refundable, once I get it I don't give it back unless either myself or the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Camera's are frowned upon here by licensing. ...

Camera's are frowned upon here by licensing. Looks like they'll want sight AND sound soon. We have the new sleep regulations coming and it was unclear if we would be allowed to use camera's to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By MarinaVanessa
This is exactly my kids ... all 3 except my 2 yo,...

This is exactly my kids ... all 3 except my 2 yo, she's too young to know yet. We'll see how she is as she gets older.

My kids don't want to/have to wait for their birthday/Christmas for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By MarinaVanessa
If that's what it says then I'd honor it. I know...

If that's what it says then I'd honor it. I know for me I used to have my kids make a specific wishlist that people could view online. I know it sounds weird but I'd have my kids pick which items...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,860
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Yeah not sure how the whole legal marijuana is...

Yeah not sure how the whole legal marijuana is going to impact home daycare. It can go either way since the state says it's ok but federally marijuana is still illegal. Technically any charge is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,860
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I know this is old but I wanted to chime in for...

I know this is old but I wanted to chime in for future reference. I'm in California and the provider that helped me get licensed had a son with a misdemeanor marijuana charge from when he was 18. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By MarinaVanessa
In my city it wouldn't be worth it. The...

In my city it wouldn't be worth it. The commercial auto insurance is expensive and in my county we need a special transporting permit if we are picking up or dropping clients off somewhere. I only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I have my holidays in my handbook and hand each...

I have my holidays in my handbook and hand each family a printed out list. The list is also posted on my website. I also have i my handbook that I "may" remind clients about closed holidays but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Not a bad person at all. Just don't actually do...

Not a bad person at all. Just don't actually do it :lol:

Write out a well-worded letter where you get it out. Print it. Read it out loud to yourself. Have a nice tall glass of wine. And then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I have a different contract for drop in clients...

I have a different contract for drop in clients than full/part time clients. Mine talks about reserving, changing and canceling a reservation etc and certain things are different than FT/PT (like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Sending you a PM :D

Sending you a PM :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I'm in So Cal (Ventura County) where are you? I...

I'm in So Cal (Ventura County) where are you? I may be interested. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By MarinaVanessa
The letter will be returned to you and it will...

The letter will be returned to you and it will have a PO stamp to show that it went through the postal service. Them refusing it doesn't mean anything, you can still use the letter in small claims...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By MarinaVanessa
The way I see it is that unless you plan on...

The way I see it is that unless you plan on staying indoors and away from contact from all people there's no way to 100% guarantee that you may not get it.

Since you're doing home daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Have you guys claimed your Google Business spot? ...

Have you guys claimed your Google Business spot? If not you can do it and create a basic listing for free to add yourselves on the map. Add your website address to your ad and use creative content....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Be ready to have her unenroll her kids out if you...

Be ready to have her unenroll her kids out if you take away her non-pay days .... BUT look at it on the bright side and take it as a good thing. Sounds like she gives you a hard time.

If I were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 29,474
Posted By MarinaVanessa
It's actually not that big of a deal. On paper...

It's actually not that big of a deal. On paper it sounds horrible. The sleep plan is just a form where you write down stuff about when and where the baby will sleep and then the parents sign it. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 29,474
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Yep that looks similar to the list that I have...

Yep that looks similar to the list that I have except the one in the link is on official letterhead. Mine was just a list with no letterhead. Probably just the FCC parts without the CCC parts. And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 351
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Essentially you're still ahead of the game :lol:

Essentially you're still ahead of the game :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Why are you writing notes? Have you spoken to...

Why are you writing notes? Have you spoken to her face to face, if not TODAY'S THE DAY! :p:D

Sounds like you'd like to give her one last chance to bring them in so have a letter ready for her at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By MarinaVanessa
This is perfect thank you! I can give some of...

This is perfect thank you! I can give some of the ideas to her parents to do at home also. I'll be speaking to dcd today at pickup so wish me luck. This part makes me nervous because I never know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 351
Posted By MarinaVanessa
While I have no experience in it I just started...

While I have no experience in it I just started so maybe we can share ideas?? My orientation is on the 26th so I'm literally just getting started.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 884
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I STILL don't find it funny. Whenever I deep...

I STILL don't find it funny. Whenever I deep clean or go through a closet I still think "OK today is the day I find the last frog" :o:rolleyes::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Thank you! She scored really low (10) in gross...

Thank you! She scored really low (10) in gross motor and right at the cusp for low in problem solving (25, cuttoff is 24) so something that I could do with her in those two areas would be really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 816
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I live in CA and from experience, CA has some of...

I live in CA and from experience, CA has some of the strictest laws in the nation in many areas. Keep that in mind because many times some states are more strict and others more lenient on matters. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I use webs.com. I like the drag and drop layout...

I use webs.com. I like the drag and drop layout and content options and the fact that its super simple to use. I've tried weebly before and ultimately chose to stick with webs.com.

What...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I would be tempted to do this also with a sign on...

I would be tempted to do this also with a sign on a stick posted in the cone closest to the street ...
"park straight on one side Paul!"

Just buy 2 or 3 cones and put them down the middle of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I honestly have no idea, I've never been trained...

I honestly have no idea, I've never been trained in ASQ before but after this, I saw the value in it and signed up for an upcoming training i ASQ3 and the other one (I can't remember what it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 34,870
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I wish parents thought about this in regards to...

I wish parents thought about this in regards to licensing and other state regulations. No sense in arguing it with us, we just have to follow the law.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 884
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Toad tadpoles. My own kids and I trapped them...

Toad tadpoles. My own kids and I trapped them from the creek and a neighbor told me they were toads. The plan was to let them grow limbs so the daycare kids can see them and release them back into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I'll let DCM know to ask about free assessments. ...

I'll let DCM know to ask about free assessments. I believe that TriCounties does them for free but if not I'm sure we can find something, if we still can't find something free they have good health...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By MarinaVanessa
That's something that I will also be looking...

That's something that I will also be looking into. If not our CCR&R then we have a program called TriCounties that offers screenings for children under 3 years. I will be suggesting to mom that she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By MarinaVanessa
So after doing an ASQ-3 for her she only does 1...

So after doing an ASQ-3 for her she only does 1 thing out of 6 in large motor. She only rolls from back to tummy and gets her arms out from under her. Rolling from tummy to back wasn't even on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By MarinaVanessa
This is what I'm thinking. I've been keeping an...

This is what I'm thinking. I've been keeping an eye on it but I haven't seen any major improvements since about 5-6 months and she's almost 9 months now.



Yeah and she doesn't even attempt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 756
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Yikes, can they go and visit you until the storm...

Yikes, can they go and visit you until the storm passes? I hope it's not necessary and that they'll be fine
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By MarinaVanessa
9 1/2 Late on Some Physical Milestones

Ok, ladies, I need some advice.
I have a 9 1/2 month old who for the most part meets every milestone. The only two things she's having a problem with is rolling from tummy to back (can roll from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Or ... just playing devil's advocate here ... if...

Or ... just playing devil's advocate here ... if she has been reporting issues to management and making complaints they could have used the whole "parents are complaining" thing t get rid of her for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 29,474
Posted By MarinaVanessa
The paper I got was directly from a CA Child Care...

The paper I got was directly from a CA Child Care Advocate and I believe you won't find that specific paper posted but you can see the proposed bill. Pretty much the paper I got were the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Specifically about the point about getting fired...

Specifically about the point about getting fired via email on a weekend ... workplaces often fire people either at the end of their previous shift or before their next shift because if you had gone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 29,474
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Yep, we all threw a fit when we read the one...

Yep, we all threw a fit when we read the one about having to wash nap blankets daily. I faxed in a letter about my ... concerns.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 29,474
Posted By MarinaVanessa
This is what I was given at our meeting. These...

This is what I was given at our meeting. These apply to CA and were the most current proposed safe sleep practices as of last month. These could change between now and when the actual practices are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 556
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I am licensed for 8 and currently have ... 7...

I am licensed for 8 and currently have ...
7 month old
12 month old
2 year old
2 year old (my own)
3 year old
5 year old in kinder (here 1:30pm, my own)
8 year old in 2nd grade (here at 3pm,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 29,474
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I'll see if I can find the handout that I got...

I'll see if I can find the handout that I got from the licensing advocate. We had a workshop a few weeks ago and she broke it down for us. Some are for infants and some include older children also.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 29,474
Posted By MarinaVanessa
This will no longer be the case come...

This will no longer be the case come November/December in CA. Look up the new safe sleep regulation draft coming in, we can't force a child to sleep nor wake a child according to how it's currently...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Moving to scheduled contracts minimized my late...

Moving to scheduled contracts minimized my late pick ups. They understood better than I am charging them for the times they need, if they're late I charge a late fee, if they are constantly late...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I charge a flat fee for using my FT rate but may...

I charge a flat fee for using my FT rate but may use a tiered fee schedule if they pick up earlier.

So for example, if they want Mon-Fri 7am-5pm I charge $200/wk.
If they want Mon-Fri 7am-4pm I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Mine says ... I do not have standard...

Mine says ...

I do not have standard operating hours. I work based on contracted schedules for each individual client. Hours for care will be discussed for each child and a schedule will be set...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I do for communicable diseases.

I do for communicable diseases.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By MarinaVanessa
As long as e coli bacteria are present in the...

As long as e coli bacteria are present in the stool, a person can spread the germs on to other people. In most children, the bacteria can be found in the stool for 2 to 3 weeks after the start of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By MarinaVanessa
This is what I have in different sections of my...

This is what I have in different sections of my handbook ...
Maybe it will help you write something of your own.

Clients must be respectful of my time, the needs of my own family and other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 815
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Here's how I do it... If they want PT care they...

Here's how I do it...
If they want PT care they tell me which 2 or 3 days they need. It can be any combination just as long as they don't change the days. They pick the days and stick to them.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,043
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I just screamed at my 13 year old last weekend...

I just screamed at my 13 year old last weekend because of something like this. We were at a birthday party at a park and she was tired and wanted to lay down in my van, I let her do it and told her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By MarinaVanessa
One of the things that I ask during interviews is...

One of the things that I ask during interviews is whether they are on another waitinglist. It happens so often that I have to ask and pass on the families that are on waitinglists for families that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,223
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Yep that's when I was in it too. I was the 3rd...

Yep that's when I was in it too. I was the 3rd in CA to sign up. After they started to charge I stopped doing it officially but still follow a lot of the things on the checklist, just don't have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,076
Posted By MarinaVanessa
This true in many states. As far as...

This true in many states.

As far as kidsncats comment goes the provider was probably highly likely to have been cited not for sleeping but for failing to "provide proper supervision" and not just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,223
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I did the Eco Healthy Child Care program and had...

I did the Eco Healthy Child Care program and had the endorsement through them for a couple of years and I know theirs lists fragrances as one thing to avoid. You don't have to do everything on their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Do any of you do a newsletter? I do. I send...

Do any of you do a newsletter?
I do. I send them monthly.

If you do a newsletter is it digital? (i.e. mail chimp)
I used to create mine on word and save them as a PDF, then take a screenshot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,076
Posted By MarinaVanessa
They're still working put the kinks. They're...

They're still working put the kinks. They're separating regulations for centers and FCC so if we have separate blankets for them them we only have to wash them weekly, dont have the touch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Thanks! Sent you a PM :)

Thanks! Sent you a PM :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,076
Posted By MarinaVanessa
yep it's not against regulations now but...

yep it's not against regulations now but according to a safe sleep draft I got from one of the CA child care advocates it will be come November (the anticipated date they are trying to roll out the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Is he a large baby? Is he meeting his physical...

Is he a large baby? Is he meeting his physical development milestones?

This may not be it at all if he's rolling and sitting up as he should be but his sudden overeating reminded me of a nephew...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I checked it out and what I'm hesitant about is...

I checked it out and what I'm hesitant about is that I can't see what I'm getting. It tells me what's included but I'd like to actually see a sample of what it looks like. Do you have photos of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By MarinaVanessa
My Glorious New Late Pick-Up Fee

I had charged $1 per minute late pick-up fee for a while but still had a couple of families here and there be late in picking up, one DCD in particular. Most grumbled when I charged them but it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By MarinaVanessa
DING DING DING! Winner winner chicken dinner!

DING DING DING! Winner winner chicken dinner!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I've had this also. An almost 3 year old walked...

I've had this also. An almost 3 year old walked in with a phone in hand recently and I pointed it out to DCD thinking it was Dad's phone. Nope, it was DCB's phone. Dad had upgraded his and gave...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By MarinaVanessa
We are shoes off here, including me. I keep a...

We are shoes off here, including me. I keep a pair of flip flops or slip-ons near my door where all of the kids keep their but we don't put them on for fire drills.

My emergency plan and drill...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By MarinaVanessa
You should to contact your local Resource &...

You should to contact your local Resource & Referral agency to ask them since most official rates are averages by city/county etc. not by areas in the cities.

You can also try going on Facebook...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Sounds like the mother is not ready for daycare. ...

Sounds like the mother is not ready for daycare. She is sabotaging any chance for her daughter to acclimate. She needs to feel needed so she lingers even when things are fine until her daughter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Mine have free range of my whole downstairs but...

Mine have free range of my whole downstairs but only because it's all daycare space (I don't have a large house). My living room and dining room are pretty much the same space and my kitchen is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By MarinaVanessa
There is no law that requires a daycare to have...

There is no law that requires a daycare to have video surveillance, therefore, the daycare can decide it's own policies on who can and can't view them or for how long is entirely up to the daycare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 744
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I'm more "real world" when it comes to certain...

I'm more "real world" when it comes to certain situations and something like this falls under that, kind of like sharing. In real life, people can't force me to like someone or be friends with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,092
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I use a highlighter also. As soon as their...

I use a highlighter also. As soon as their pick-up time passes I highlight the space for the day's signature.

I use separate monthly sign-in sheets for each child so this works better for me. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By MarinaVanessa
We do have an updated form, the only Personal...

We do have an updated form, the only Personal Beliefs Affidavit on the immunization card is for TB testing where required to enter school. The new card no longer lists immunization cards under the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,092
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Yep we're still going through the battle, but at...

Yep we're still going through the battle, but at least we know what to do now. We haven't been able to get anything better than a 504 plan for her, even recently, and even though the most recent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 733
Posted By MarinaVanessa
If you are not in the military and work on base...

If you are not in the military and work on base as a food service worker, office assistant, maintenance etc. then you are a civilian but because you work for the government you have to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 733
Posted By MarinaVanessa
They can ask for it but you don't have to give...

They can ask for it but you don't have to give it. Just like hospitals and medical doctors. They ask for it in case you don't pay your bill so they can sue you or send you to collections but you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 733
Posted By MarinaVanessa
You don't understand how the fingerprinting...

You don't understand how the fingerprinting works. Yes you are being placed into "the system" but getting fingerprinting is licensing checking your fingerprints to verify that you are not a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,092
Posted By MarinaVanessa
They wouldn't do an evaluation on her that young...

They wouldn't do an evaluation on her that young because she had ADHD and they said it could just be behavioral and to wait it out. When she was 4 I got her into Head Start where they referred her...
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