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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 854
Posted By Tigerlilly
Yeah, no I don't think so. We have a pretty...

Yeah, no I don't think so. We have a pretty relaxed and fun atmosphere here and nobody here has the types of outbursts this child was having. He lasted 3 weeks at the previous daycare and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 854
Posted By Tigerlilly
She had just left a daycare. She said they let...

She had just left a daycare. She said they let her go to make room for a friend. I should have just known better.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 854
Posted By Tigerlilly
Asking for References

Have any of you asked parents for references from previous day cares?

After my situation with the little line backer a teacher friend of mine suggested asking parents for previous daycare history...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By Tigerlilly
Hey might be but he seems to have progressively...

Hey might be but he seems to have progressively gotten worse over the last 3 days. Definitely tried the nap mat first, simply won't stay put for even a second. I really don't think he understands...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By Tigerlilly
Termination Because Of Behavior

I have a 2 year old dck that hits, pushes, kicks and throws toys. Not like throws the balls around. He takes hard blocks and throws them at my face or at windows or at other kids. Refuses to nap and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,089
Posted By Tigerlilly
I had a pair of men show up with a child last...

I had a pair of men show up with a child last week. Asked for a tour of the house. I politely declined and said I would schedule something with them. When he asked if he could come is he actually...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4,795
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 471,963
Posted By Tigerlilly
Actually I told the babies father about the...

Actually I told the babies father about the situation. He paid. He signed the contract as well so I really don't care who pays. If it happens again this Friday I am letting them go. Sucks because the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4,795
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 471,963
Posted By Tigerlilly
I opened up on Monday and have two clients...

I opened up on Monday and have two clients already. Awesome! I'm a small in home daycare so have two clients in less than a week after opening seems good. Already one of my clients has forgot to pay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Tigerlilly
Go to the transaction section. Click add...

Go to the transaction section. Click add transaction, under category on the right middle part of the screen, click select category. Type in the word income. Or if it is an expenses, type in expense...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Tigerlilly
I have it and there is a way to add cash...

I have it and there is a way to add cash transactions. Are you talking about cash payment or cash purchases/expenses?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 962
Posted By Tigerlilly
I too would talk to the parents about seeking...

I too would talk to the parents about seeking speech therapy. But I will say that my middle son had a speech delay and I felt terrible thinking I had done something to cause it. I had always read to...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-12-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By Tigerlilly
Deduction Question

Another posthing about deductions got questioning this but I was told that unless my expenses were over $24,000, I would not be able to claim my expenses as deductions? Was this info incorrect?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-12-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,342
Posted By Tigerlilly
I was told I could not claim any deductions...

I was told I could not claim any deductions unless I could deduct $24,000 or more and I just do not see myself ever spending $24,000 a year on my daycare. Maybe I was told wrong?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,434
Posted By Tigerlilly
It's legal here so I wouldn't make a stink about...

It's legal here so I wouldn't make a stink about it. Chances are the parent is probably a grower and that is why the smell is so strong. I know too many people that use it and have normal productive...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By Tigerlilly
Are State Payments Worth The Hassle MI

I have not figured out how to set this up and initially I wasn't going to. But it seems like this is the only way most parents are covering daycare here in Michigan. I'm reading and reading and it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,540
Posted By Tigerlilly
Yikes! My daughter got ahold of my phone a few...

Yikes! My daughter got ahold of my phone a few months ago. She is 3 and doesn't ever play with my phone. She called 911 off of the security pin screen lol. I imagine this is a pretty common thing now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By Tigerlilly
I think we also had a post Superbowl snow day as...

I think we also had a post Superbowl snow day as well. They call snow days at the drop of a hate anymore. Luckily a snow day won't cause me to close .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By Tigerlilly
Honestly I would bring it up with his parents....

Honestly I would bring it up with his parents. This is absolutely a product of the home environment and his parents should be made aware. If they take it personally and take and pull him, oh well....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By Tigerlilly
Part Time

Do any of you just not offer part time care? I really could not figure out a good way to offer part time care without limiting my prospects for full-time clients. So I thought about just doing drop...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-03-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,103
Posted By Tigerlilly
The intuit program estimates your quarterly taxes...

The intuit program estimates your quarterly taxes for you. You can take photos of receipt, link to a checking account and mark what purchases were business expenses, get paid by clients. It's pretty...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-03-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,103
Posted By Tigerlilly
It is my understanding that when you are self...

It is my understanding that when you are self employed you have to do your taxes quarterly. Intuit has a self employed program that I am currently learning how to use. It does seem to make things...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 12-31-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 472
Posted By Tigerlilly
Invite please

Would it be possible for me to get an invite to the Decor forum? I would love to see everyone's outdoor setup.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By Tigerlilly
Thank you Cat Herder. I will remember next time...

Thank you Cat Herder. I will remember next time to hold my tablet the other way lol.

I am considering ripping this carpet out. Well I am sure I will, it's practically white. Want to put down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,718
Posted By Tigerlilly
Nope, I will not drive daycare kids around in my...

Nope, I will not drive daycare kids around in my vehicle ever. I live in a college town and have some of the worst drivers I have ever seen. And anything could happen. Not worth it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By Tigerlilly
Oh good grief... lol

Oh good grief... lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By Tigerlilly
Hopefully this photos comes out right.

Hopefully this photos comes out right.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By Tigerlilly
I'm not sure, it is usually up in the cabinet...

I'm not sure, it is usually up in the cabinet though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By Tigerlilly
Opinions On These Spaces

Does anything jump out at you? What should be changed?

I'm not sure why they are sideways.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 12-28-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,473
Posted By Tigerlilly
Budget bytes is filled with lots of bean recipes....

Budget bytes is filled with lots of bean recipes. It even breaksaid down the cost per serving. Love that site.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,753
Posted By Tigerlilly
I won't touch youtube anyways. Have you seen some...

I won't touch youtube anyways. Have you seen some of the creepy stuff on there? But I was wanting to incorporate music/dance time. Wonder if that is considered screen time since the music comes from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,193
Posted By Tigerlilly
For whatever reason, the search function does not...

For whatever reason, the search function does not work on my device. Sorry
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,193
Posted By Tigerlilly
Outside Therapists And Educational Services

Here is a question for you that I have not seen come up before.

Do any of you have daycare children that receive outside services in your home during the day? Like occupational therapy, speech...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By Tigerlilly
You have been incredibly helpful. I could not...

You have been incredibly helpful. I could not find that power point for the life of me. Thank you:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,836
Posted By Tigerlilly
She wanted an hourly rate and to pay less on top...

She wanted an hourly rate and to pay less on top of that. My contract says $150 a week for full time, that is $3.00 an hour. It's also a dollar less an hour than most places locally as it is.
She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,836
Posted By Tigerlilly
Yep, I'm not budging. If it's in my contract it...

Yep, I'm not budging. If it's in my contract it is NOT negotiable. Just surprised at how rude people can be. If they can't handle the word no I would hate to see what their kids are like anyways.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,836
Posted By Tigerlilly
Very Pushy Negotiators

This might be more of a vent but how do you all manage the pushy negotiators? I have had a bit of interest in my services but I keep getting people that are over the top about negotiations. I am only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By Tigerlilly
Where is the best place to go to complete your 10...

Where is the best place to go to complete your 10 hours of yearly training?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By Tigerlilly
Yes it does, thank you. I have put my husband...

Yes it does, thank you. I have put my husband down as my emergency assistant. I mean if there were a serious emergency he would be coming home anyways.

So he will do his CPR class in two weeks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By Tigerlilly
What about an assistant? When I read the rules...

What about an assistant? When I read the rules book it did not say I am required to have assistant. But I just printed off my orientation check list and it sort of reads like I am required to provide...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By Tigerlilly
I'm geating some conflicting info. I was told...

I'm geating some conflicting info. I was told that I could take clients after my orientation. Now I am told I have to wait until after my inspection. It seems like the answer changes depending on who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By Tigerlilly
Thanks:)

Thanks:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By Tigerlilly
Orientation, What Is Covered? MICHIGAN

The title pretty much covers it lol. My orientation is on the 17th. I have not found much on what is going to be covered. If anyone would like to clue me it I would appreciate it very much.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-18-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,344
Posted By Tigerlilly
We'll, you're wrong. Trickle down did not work in...

We'll, you're wrong. Trickle down did not work in the 80's under Reagan and was a miserable failure under Bush. The wealthy are a very small group of people. They do not have the purchasing power to...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-17-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,344
Posted By Tigerlilly
Well it might have some small benefits but the...

Well it might have some small benefits but the larger picture is that this is not good for the poor and benefits the wealthy by a large margin. I am not into kicking people when they are down.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By Tigerlilly
Ok, just got my license number today! Moving a...

Ok, just got my license number today! Moving a little faster than I thought lol. Maybe I should start thinking about my advertising.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By Tigerlilly
Michigan Licensing

I have all of my paperwork turned in and according the the working I have provided everything they need. So how long does it usually take to hear back from the licensing office? Weeks, months? They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,117
Posted By Tigerlilly
State Reimbursement MI

I submitted my application and got my packet back and it has some information tiered reimbursement through the state. I'm just trying to decide if I should bother with it since I will be doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,725
Posted By Tigerlilly
Did you get your inspection?

Did you get your inspection?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,725
Posted By Tigerlilly
Is this going to be a situation where the state...

Is this going to be a situation where the state requires a license but doesn't have the money or people to adequately oversee the program? It has happened before.

I know the lady that does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,403
Posted By Tigerlilly
I find it odd they would not try to isolate what...

I find it odd they would not try to isolate what was causing the allergy. They were really proactive with me when I had a bad reaction.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,403
Posted By Tigerlilly
I'm not going to take unvaccinated children...

I'm not going to take unvaccinated children either unless there is a medical reason. But here is the thing, there is a very low chance that a child will be allergic to all vaccines. Like I can't get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By Tigerlilly
I'm glad I am not the only one who thinks it's a...

I'm glad I am not the only one who thinks it's a bit over the top. I'm going to call the person responsible for home inspections today. She has not been very helpful so far, but what could it hurt.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By Tigerlilly
Yes. Practically sounds like it needs to be its...

Yes. Practically sounds like it needs to be its own room with running water. My utility room is directly across from my down stairs half-bath. Hopefully that is sufficient. I'm in Michigan.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By Tigerlilly
Diaper Changing Area

So I am trying to figure out a way to set up a diaper changing station. I am thinking I want to use my utility room and I have cabinetseen and a counter top, but I was not sure if that would fly. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,354
Posted By Tigerlilly
It takes a long time to fully potty train a child...

It takes a long time to fully potty train a child and regression is to be expected. I would say it takes close to a year from start to fully and reliably trained. That means no reminders and no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,499
Posted By Tigerlilly
Oh I totally forgot about Aldi. We have one here...

Oh I totally forgot about Aldi. We have one here now. Definitely going to use them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By Tigerlilly
I am not trying to vulgar in any way shape or...

I am not trying to vulgar in any way shape or form but what you describe sounds like herpes. And yes, you can get herpes on any part of your body and yes it is very contagious. I hope that is not the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,499
Posted By Tigerlilly
Food Costs

What are you all averaging a day on food costs per child? And what is your weekly budget for food?
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-31-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By Tigerlilly
Thank you for all of the links. I am sorry to ask...

Thank you for all of the links. I am sorry to ask questions that have already been addressed but the search function doesn't work on my tablet:(

Anyone got a link to discussions on the best way to...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-26-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By Tigerlilly
Advertising, Payments and More Questions

Where did you have the best luck getting clients when you first started your daycare and how long did it take you to fill spots?


Also, do you take payment at the start of the week or take...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-21-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,156
Posted By Tigerlilly
Newbie from Michigan

Hello world everyone!

I am just beginning to journey towards getting my license in the state of Michigan. Will probably submit my application in a few weeks. This has been something we have...
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