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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 509
Posted By Febby
Partially depends on your business hours and how...

Partially depends on your business hours and how large the center is.

Usually I see 1 breaker per 4 regular classroom staff (so 5 total). Plus then 1-2 extra (usually part-time) floaters for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 775
Posted By Febby
Mine will only accept...

Mine will only accept almond/coconut/hemp/goat/etc. milk if there's a note from a doctor saying the child can't have both cow's milk and soy milk.

I buy 1% for the DC kiddos (all 2+) and almond...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By Febby
Same thing here, though I'm not MN. I love...

Same thing here, though I'm not MN.

I love those Halo sacks though. My DD used the swaddle ones until she figured out how to roll over (at 2 months :rolleyes:), regular sack until she learned to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2018, 02:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,086
Posted By Febby
Peaches. I never liked them and when I got...

Peaches. I never liked them and when I got pregnant, the smell made me vomit. Now I just don't want them anywhere near me. None of my kids like them either, so I just don't.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4,750
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,064
Posted By Febby
I was going to get a required training class done...

I was going to get a required training class done today during nap time since I only have two kids for nap since the rest are at school/Head Start. Guess what website is currently down? Yup, my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4,750
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,064
Posted By Febby
11 month old DD finally went down for her nap....

11 month old DD finally went down for her nap. The other infant has been asleep for about 2 hours and the rest of the group went down at 12 (and they all went straight to sleep!). Why does mine...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,335
Posted By Febby
Jeans and t-shirts, mainly. Sometimes sweaters. I...

Jeans and t-shirts, mainly. Sometimes sweaters. I can't stand scrubs.

I've been at a couple centers that had us wear center t-shirts.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2018, 03:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 612
Posted By Febby
You might to check with your regs, but I would...

You might to check with your regs, but I would think that would be fine. It would be here, anyway. I worked at a center that used locks on cabinet doors that could be opened with a piece of mulch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4,750
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,064
Posted By Febby
When reminded that she needs to bring formula...

When reminded that she needs to bring formula tomorrow, "Could you text me in the morning so I don't forget?"

No, DCM, you are my first drop-off at 5:30AM. I am not sending you a text in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 844
Posted By Febby
All the centers I have worked at offered staff...

All the centers I have worked at offered staff discounts (20-50%), but I've never been anywhere where it was free. Policies on staff children varied; some allowed the parent to work in the same room...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By Febby
Mine was drinking 5 oz every 3-3 1/2 hours. She...

Mine was drinking 5 oz every 3-3 1/2 hours. She was only 14 pounds at 6 months though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,144
Posted By Febby
They're supposed to be the safe alternative to...

They're supposed to be the safe alternative to blankets. I ended up using a Halo SleepSack Swaddle with my daughter when she was first. We've transitioned out of the swaddle, but she still seems to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,144
Posted By Febby
The education on safe sleep, and a lot of other...

The education on safe sleep, and a lot of other infant things, is not great here.

My OB didn't give me any. The prenatal class I took mentioned safe sleep and gave us a brochure, but mostly it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 997
Posted By Febby
I just go with the technique of not offering...

I just go with the technique of not offering seconds on protein or grains at all. "No more bread, Johnny. If you're still hungry, you can eat your corn or your pears." If they choose not to eat their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4,750
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,064
Posted By Febby
Parent of a child who is NOT in my class picks up...

Parent of a child who is NOT in my class picks up during nap and then bring her into my room because "she wants a marshmallow." I do not have marshmallows. Dad had to tell me that three times before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By Febby
I work in a center licensed for over 200. I...

I work in a center licensed for over 200. I cannot remember the exact number.

My room has 24 three year olds with two other staff members. 1:12 max ratio. We usually have between 18 and 22 show...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-29-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,420
Posted By Febby
The 3 and 4 year olds in my class sometimes come...

The 3 and 4 year olds in my class sometimes come in with mulch/leaves/dirt/grass in their underwear. It happens.

My center sends blankets home to be washed over the weekend and more than once...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-29-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,012
Posted By Febby
There is a center chain that I know of that has a...

There is a center chain that I know of that has a similar setup, and the parents are only able to watch their child's room, but they are able to see all the children (and staff and whoever) in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By Febby
I work in a center, but I always write an...

I work in a center, but I always write an incident report for behavior whenever a child's misbehavior causes injury to another child. I keep it very simple and matter of fact, but in this case, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By Febby
Do you have a sensory table? We stick all...

Do you have a sensory table?

We stick all kinds of things in ours. Snow, water, sand, cloud dough, dried leaves, and potting soil. Rice, beans, and oats are good if you're cool with and allowed to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,281
Posted By Febby
If everyone is making 10.75, then I think it...

If everyone is making 10.75, then I think it would be difficult to get a raise at all. I don't know your area or what the average pay is there, but if 10.75 is significantly lower than average, you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By Febby
Yes, document everything. If you've documented...

Yes, document everything. If you've documented that you've repeatedly explained procedures and she's still not following them, then you shouldn't be blamed for her failures. Back it up with video...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,727
Posted By Febby
I don't find the idea of people breastfeeding...

I don't find the idea of people breastfeeding other people's babies as gross necessarily, but I find it incredibly bizarre that a daycare worker would breastfeed someone's child after being told not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
Posted By Febby
Most (all?) states don't even allow anyone with...

Most (all?) states don't even allow anyone with any sort of child abuse to work in child care, so the center's opinion on the matter wouldn't even be relevant.

As far as I know, FBI checks go back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By Febby
Yes, and more than once. I have one girl right...

Yes, and more than once. I have one girl right now who was a nightmare in every room before mine. All the other teachers told me how horrible she is and how she doesn't listen, etc. I find her to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By Febby
Yes, if you say it, mean it. Otherwise, don't say...

Yes, if you say it, mean it. Otherwise, don't say it. If you're threatening to take them to the office, but then you don't, they will learn that you don't follow through with consequences. I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,679
Posted By Febby
At my center: -No outside food/drink. The...

At my center:

-No outside food/drink. The walk of shame out of the building with the half donut they managed to sneak past administration doesn't even bother most of them.

-No toys from home....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,085
Posted By Febby
Well, good thing I wasn't planning on flying...

Well, good thing I wasn't planning on flying anywhere in the near future. But I did know this was coming since my state has repeatedly had to get extensions...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By Febby
Why is your director letting her leave you out of...

Why is your director letting her leave you out of ratio, especially after state already catching it once? If your director is already aware of the situation and letting it happen, then I'd be looking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,475
Posted By Febby
I had 4 year old come in a while back with a...

I had 4 year old come in a while back with a Nintendo DS with Call of Duty in it. I don't let kids bring in outside toys, especially not electronics. DCM couldn't understand why I wouldn't let him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By Febby
We have to use several wipes here. Some for the...

We have to use several wipes here. Some for the actual diaper change and then for hands after the change but before hand washing.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,692
Posted By Febby
Mine are the same. i usually keep the presents...

Mine are the same. i usually keep the presents put up until Christmas Eve or Christmas morning for the sake of getting some pretty pictures of presents under the tree. I have a new kitten this year,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4,750
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,064
Posted By Febby
If state gives my classroom one more violation...

If state gives my classroom one more violation for tape residue and/or crayon marks, I'm going to lose it. It's a preschool classroom. What are you expecting? I swear someone in licensing must have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By Febby
I use milk crates. I have three: tops, bottoms,...

I use milk crates. I have three: tops, bottoms, and dresses & aprons. As long as it's all off the floor, I'm happy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,878
Posted By Febby
I wouldn't break center policy without approval...

I wouldn't break center policy without approval from an administrator.

I would let the director (or assistant director or owner or whoever is best for solving problems) know when baby is out and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,578
Posted By Febby
My center will not be closing at all during those...

My center will not be closing at all during those times. We're normally open Christmas Eve and New Years Eve anyway. We barely have any kids during the school district's winter break. I think last...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By Febby
Do you want the licensing approved answer?...

Do you want the licensing approved answer? Because legally, (in a center) we're required to see (and hear) all children at all times, which requires me to watch the child in the bathroom.

In...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,869
Posted By Febby
In a center, or any job where multiple people...

In a center, or any job where multiple people work, there are always workers who don't pull their weight. If you're very, very lucky, your director will discuss it with them and then (if they don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,030
Posted By Febby
I'd like to know that too. Because even in the...

I'd like to know that too. Because even in the crummy centers I've worked in, I've never seen anyone intentionally cover up a bite (or other injury). I don't doubt that it would, though,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,318
Posted By Febby
Well, I will actually fix hair if a child comes...

Well, I will actually fix hair if a child comes in looking like a particularly hot mess or if we're taking pictures of an activity. And fixing ponytails after nap is pretty much standard.

If a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,400
Posted By Febby
If you truly don't like where you're working,...

If you truly don't like where you're working, there's nothing wrong with finding somewhere else. There are plenty of centers that I absolutely will not work in. Some centers are just plain poorly run...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 544
Posted By Febby
I've never not had a director who helped out with...

I've never not had a director who helped out with laundry, organizing supplies, giving bathroom breaks, distributing newsletters/supplies/whatever. If someone else is handy and available to go do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 194,230
Posted By Febby
I had a preschooler a few days ago tell me...

I had a preschooler a few days ago tell me "You're really old! Maybe 10!"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By Febby
I like that idea. I've never actually tried it,...

I like that idea. I've never actually tried it, but free play in my room can certainly get chaotic since we have 20+ kids and also do small group work (math/literacy/science/art/technology) during...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,738
Posted By Febby
Had a kid a while back who kept calling the...

Had a kid a while back who kept calling the waffles "legos." Took me forever to figure out that he meant "Eggo."

Not a pronunciation issue, but I find it funny when my kids forget what they're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,664
Posted By Febby
"Leave me alone." and "Shut up." whenever a...

"Leave me alone." and "Shut up." whenever a certain child is told to do something/not do something. Same child almost always complies with directions, too. :rolleyes:

"Johnny, go put your jacket...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2016, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4,750
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,064
Posted By Febby
Dear co-teacher, Please do not call me on my...

Dear co-teacher,
Please do not call me on my day off to ask whether or not it's okay to leave cleaning supplies on top of the cubbies. It's definitely against state regs, but anyone else in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2016, 06:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,919
Posted By Febby
I absolutely hate the color of my classroom at my...

I absolutely hate the color of my classroom at my center; it's a 90's mint green. Overall great center, but a couple room have hideous wall colors.

If I could choose a new color, I think I'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,347
Posted By Febby
I expect all my children to be able to at least...

I expect all my children to be able to at least make a good effort. Except for especially messy poops and some special needs children, I don't typically need to assist the children in my class. There...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By Febby
My center uses a combination of mulch and rubber...

My center uses a combination of mulch and rubber mats under/around all our equipment.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,136
Posted By Febby
That seems like a lot of work to figure out...

That seems like a lot of work to figure out ratio. Glad I don't have to deal with Texas regs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,078
Posted By Febby
My current center pays for all my training plus...

My current center pays for all my training plus hourly wage while I attend/complete those training sessions.

Most centers in my area do not pay hourly wage during training sessions. Some do not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,617
Posted By Febby
Well, I'm sick and my horse has an injury that...

Well, I'm sick and my horse has an injury that requires bandage changes, so there's my weekend plans. Get both of us healthy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,680
Posted By Febby
I've heard of child care workers here getting...

I've heard of child care workers here getting charged with neglect/abuse overly relatively minor (though 100% unacceptable) incidents, such as briefly leaving a classroom unsupervised, not realizing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2016, 03:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,432
Posted By Febby
I've worked in a lot of centers and it depends a...

I've worked in a lot of centers and it depends a lot on the caregivers. Some will always supervise, regardless of how many others are there. Some won't supervise well under any circumstances. Most...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-10-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,239
Posted By Febby
At minimum, you'll need the medication in its...

At minimum, you'll need the medication in its original bottle and the dropper. Since it's a prescription, you'll either need the directions that came with it (this is probably on the bottle) or you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By Febby
I've never been at a center where there wasn't...

I've never been at a center where there wasn't constant gossip lol.

I do usually listen when staff from younger rooms start talking about parents and kids. I like to have an idea of what's coming...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By Febby
Well, I've only worked in centers, but we always...

Well, I've only worked in centers, but we always store similar things together. Each area has basic core things that are always out. The rest get rotated in/out based on what they're using, what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,926
Posted By Febby
Growing up in the 90's, my mom was a SAHM....

Growing up in the 90's, my mom was a SAHM. However, I did go to daycare for a half day once per week because there was a home daycare next door and my mom watched the daycare lady's kids after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,152
Posted By Febby
I've always seen them done for one week with all...

I've always seen them done for one week with all the children listed on the same paper. In KY, providers who accept child care assistance have to use a certain sign in/out form to submit to CCAP,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,608
Posted By Febby
A while back in my state they caught a bunch of...

A while back in my state they caught a bunch of daycare center and homes that didn't actually even exist. People were claiming they owned a daycare and were getting food program money when in reality...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,220
Posted By Febby
I've actually worked in a center where parents...

I've actually worked in a center where parents had access to the livestream from the cameras. For the most part, most parents never made any sort of comment that indicated to me that they even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By Febby
Isn't everyone all about positive redirection...

Isn't everyone all about positive redirection these days?

But in reality I'm as firm as I need to be to keep my room under control. While still being appropriate and non-abusive, of course.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,288
Posted By Febby
The licencors that keep showing up at my center...

The licencors that keep showing up at my center in KY just go through things in each room until they either run out of regulations (and semi-made up regulations) or find a violation. But they leave...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,471
Posted By Febby
We also use washable paint and wear art aprons (I...

We also use washable paint and wear art aprons (I can fit 24 in two drawers of one of those plastic drawer storage things), but I do still shake my head every time a child comes in wearing new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,209
Posted By Febby
We allow ONE SMALL stuffed...

We allow ONE SMALL stuffed animal/lovie/pillow/other soft item, that can only come out at nap or in the "calm down" area.

I do work in a center though so once we're closed, you're out of luck if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,584
Posted By Febby
Made some new sensory bottles. Finished...

Made some new sensory bottles.

Finished putting up the new toy and shelf labels in art and dramatic play.

Gave some toys I hate cleaning and my kids don't play with to other classrooms.

Used...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 06-10-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,785
Posted By Febby
I just want to throw out there that my center...

I just want to throw out there that my center actually has been steadily raising its rates in response to our insane waiting list. Except for our SA program, there aren't even waiting list spots...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Posted By Febby
Parents provide; we apply. However, we tell them...

Parents provide; we apply. However, we tell them what kind to buy and then it simply becomes community sunscreen so there's no hassle with applying different sunscreens to each child. Only way they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4,750
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,064
Posted By Febby
If one more parent comes wandering into my...

If one more parent comes wandering into my classroom whining about the fact that their child hasn't been transitioned into my class yet, I'm going to lose my mind. My class is 100% full. There will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,980
Posted By Febby
Bolding mine. I hate, hate, hate when...

Bolding mine.

I hate, hate, hate when parents threaten with no follow through. All that accomplishes is teaching your child that they don't need to listen to your threats.

But, yeah, retraining...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-27-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,257
Posted By Febby
Hahahaha, I can't say I'm especially fond of...

Hahahaha, I can't say I'm especially fond of being tied down by the ankles either.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-14-2016, 06:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,257
Posted By Febby
I'm an Aquarius. My natal chart, from one of the...

I'm an Aquarius. My natal chart, from one of the links, listed my moon as Capricorn and my ascendant as Aquarius.

Whatever all that means.
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 05-14-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,576
Posted By Febby
For DC, yard sales and Half Price Books, mostly. ...

For DC, yard sales and Half Price Books, mostly.

For myself, Barnes and Noble and Half Price Books.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 254,748
Posted By Febby
Overachiever. Although today I was the first...

Overachiever.

Although today I was the first person to complete my ECERS materials list, which made my director happy. Although it probably helps that I've basically memorized the dang thing. We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4,750
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,064
Posted By Febby
I had 52 hours on my time card for last week and...

I had 52 hours on my time card for last week and yet my paycheck was for 40 hours. And, of course, I didn't notice until about an hour ago so I can't do anything about it until Monday. I've never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,411
Posted By Febby
No, I only tell parents about negative behaviors...

No, I only tell parents about negative behaviors when it's something that truly warrants their attention. Or if they ask a specific question.

Personally I usually only use time-out (or whatever...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By Febby
My kids are always crazy on Thursdays. Always. I...

My kids are always crazy on Thursdays. Always. I do think they are somehow worse on a full moon though.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-17-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,704
Posted By Febby
Book donations are my favorite! Clothing...

Book donations are my favorite! Clothing donations are also very appreciated at my center.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By Febby
I also have one. I've had mine for about a year...

I also have one. I've had mine for about a year and a half and it still works just fine. Although I have noticed that it seems to take quite a bit of maintenance (head cleaning, alignment, etc.).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,095
Posted By Febby
I've never thought about adding it to play-doh....

I've never thought about adding it to play-doh. How well does that work? Do you end up with glitter in every tiny crack and corner of the room for weeks?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By Febby
I don't know. I have some old charges that were...

I don't know. I have some old charges that were dismissed prior to court that show up on my background checks. They don't affect my ability to work in child care, but I do give a heads up to anyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,095
Posted By Febby
When I did cheerleading in high school and middle...

When I did cheerleading in high school and middle school, we were not allowed to have glitter on our faces in competition due to the risk of it getting in our eyes.

I rarely use glitter in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,800
Posted By Febby
I work at a center and we're required to wear...

I work at a center and we're required to wear shoes.

I hate shoes though and if I did home daycare I 100% would not be wearing shoes. I do have a love for knee high socks, though. I don't like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By Febby
Do all three of your 4s get speech therapy? Would...

Do all three of your 4s get speech therapy? Would it be possible for you to get copies of their therapy notes?

I also currently have 3 in speech therapy. Two of them have therapists who come to my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,889
Posted By Febby
Well, there was an incident several month ago...

Well, there was an incident several month ago where someone sprayed a kid in the face with air freshener in front of a camera so...

But, to me, this incident looked accidental. I've been in rooms...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,238
Posted By Febby
I agree with everyone else, holding fees are not...

I agree with everyone else, holding fees are not refundable. If there's a start date on their contract, I would require them to either start paying your full fee or lose the spots.

On a side not,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,784
Posted By Febby
My center's policy is that we wear gloves anytime...

My center's policy is that we wear gloves anytime we are changing a diaper or assisting with toileting. We also wear gloves whenever we are applying any sort of topical medication, such as diaper...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,572
Posted By Febby
Parents pay the difference here. For some reason...

Parents pay the difference here. For some reason I was thinking there was a cap on how much the parents can pay to make up the difference, but I'm not finding that in the regs. Maybe I'm mixing KY up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,191
Posted By Febby
I would question whether or not they're getting a...

I would question whether or not they're getting a long enough nap. I have 23 children and I usually only have to wake up 1 or 2. Nap is over at 2:00 and almost all are up on their own between 1:50...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,413
Posted By Febby
I loooooooooooove steam mops. I've never...

I loooooooooooove steam mops. I've never owned/used one that wasn't a Shark, so I can't really compare brands, but I've never had an issue with one!
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-29-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,408
Posted By Febby
Having worked as an assistant director before, I...

Having worked as an assistant director before, I can tell you that you'll really want to just read and memorize all your state regulations. Even the ones you think don't apply to you. A lot of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,303
Posted By Febby
I've never seen anyone offer scholarships for...

I've never seen anyone offer scholarships for their own child care clients because of the cost. I've seen a handful of college related child care scholarships, but I've heard they're pretty hard to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,663
Posted By Febby
I primarily have experience with STARS from a...

I primarily have experience with STARS from a center-based prospective. Every center I've ever worked in was STARS rated.

What do you like/dislike about the program?
I like that it tries to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,135
Posted By Febby
I've been known to nap on my lunch breaks. I eat...

I've been known to nap on my lunch breaks. I eat lunch with the kids so I don't really need my lunch break for lunch. Usually I either sleep on the couch in the break room or I run errands.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By Febby
My class was actually really, really well-behaved...

My class was actually really, really well-behaved today. Maybe full moons actually make mine better?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,289
Posted By Febby
Yup, as long as she's acting fine, I wouldn't...

Yup, as long as she's acting fine, I wouldn't worry too much.

A while back, the special needs boy in my class shoved play dough up his nose a while back and then proceeded to flip out because he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,212
Posted By Febby
Haha, one of the kids in my last class used to...

Haha, one of the kids in my last class used to dip pineapple in their ketchup. Totally their choice, as far as I'm concerned, but I could not watch them do it or I'd be too grossed out to eat my own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4,750
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,064
Posted By Febby
Two of my co-workers at my center do NOT get...

Two of my co-workers at my center do NOT get along and have been spreading rumors about each other all week. They've both been talked to by management about it. And, honestly, they're not well liked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4,750
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,064
Posted By Febby
I didn't feel great when I woke up, but not...

I didn't feel great when I woke up, but not awful. Well, the longer I'm up and working, the worse I feel. And, of course, it looks like every single one of my 22 kids will be showing up today. Plus...
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