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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,130
Posted By PitterPatter
DCB is as tall as the four year olds but he is...

DCB is as tall as the four year olds but he is also wider. That's where the problem lies. His mom and dad are tall also but I do think he is fed too much. He sometimes gets seconds here but there's a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,130
Posted By PitterPatter
HELP Need Bigger Diapers

I have a DCB who is about to turn 3 next month. he is not poTty training well for me. mom and dad let him run around the house in underwear or nude I can't do that here. He is 68 lbs and I can no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,895
Posted By PitterPatter
Oh no apology needed, I didn't take any offense...

Oh no apology needed, I didn't take any offense really, you didn't make me feel guilty I did that to myself. I have trouble lying always have that's why I don't do it often and I'm so bad at it lol...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,895
Posted By PitterPatter
Well I have not been able to stop thinking about...

Well I have not been able to stop thinking about this since I last replied. I hate being disrespected and now I have guilt for disrespecting someone else. I'm going to tell DCM that I have purchased...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,895
Posted By PitterPatter
The only reason she didn't want her in them is...

The only reason she didn't want her in them is because she "shouldn't have to buy pajamas for daycare that's rediculous" I suggested 2nd hand Pjs and she flipped at the thought of her child wearing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,454
Posted By PitterPatter
I am so relieved to see I am not being petty...

I am so relieved to see I am not being petty about early drop offs! Pap drops DCG off 5 minutes early EVERY day for the last month. A friend said so what's 5 minutes. Well when I need every minute to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,895
Posted By PitterPatter
Update

Well DCM took offense to the suggestion of PJs, not even going into the convo here, and I can not afford to term. My gas bill alone for this month is $325. I struggle now pay check to pay check. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,895
Posted By PitterPatter
I thought about terming but really can't afford...

I thought about terming but really can't afford it. I just termed a boy a while back for aggression issues, some of you may recall. I can't keep terming kids, I'm a single income struggling already...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,895
Posted By PitterPatter
Pissy Parent and the Poopy Playdoh

I'm here with another dilema that I can not solve on my own so please offer me any advise you all may have.

So 2 months ago I enrolled a 2 yr old little girl her Mom seems so nice and I was told...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,370
Posted By PitterPatter
I have a Lab mix and she is very much in the mix....

I have a Lab mix and she is very much in the mix. This is her home, I chose to adopt her, she is family, family daycare home to me means they accept all of us or pick from the many other daycares. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,252
Posted By PitterPatter
Aw praying for a speedy recovery and for the...

Aw praying for a speedy recovery and for the parents peace of mind.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,587
Posted By PitterPatter
I let the battery die in mine and when asked if...

I let the battery die in mine and when asked if the doorbell works I said no something is wrong with it sorry. Then DCM takes it off the wall and starts taking it apart to fix it so I can hear her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,587
Posted By PitterPatter
likethis :lol:

likethis :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,398
Posted By PitterPatter
Nothing, she won't respond to email or phone....

Nothing, she won't respond to email or phone. Guess that's that. Makes me kind of nervous though because I am used to a rant or pleading when I term a child which isn't often. I guess she saw it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,398
Posted By PitterPatter
Yes she does work, in a professional field...

Yes she does work, in a professional field actually so she is needed and very upset when she has to leave work. It was one of the things we discussed in detail. I know she was angry with me because I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,398
Posted By PitterPatter
Well I guess if I had to I would sit on him lol ...

Well I guess if I had to I would sit on him lol
No seriously I had the same thoughts, my imagination ran wild with what if's so he won't be back. Thanks for thinking about me :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,398
Posted By PitterPatter
Thank you Nan I really appreciate it but I have...

Thank you Nan I really appreciate it but I have decided to term. I am too worried about my DCKs safety. I won't be able to keep my eyes on him 100% of the time and it might only take a second for him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,327
Posted By PitterPatter
LOL!!!! Maybe it's the night time giggles but oh...

LOL!!!! Maybe it's the night time giggles but oh my did I laugh so hard at that!! I know that feeling!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,398
Posted By PitterPatter
I do need the money yes but, it doesn't have a...

I do need the money yes but, it doesn't have a bearing on the decision. I learned that lesson years ago with the help of you all when I had the sibling tots with all the diseases. No money is worth...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,398
Posted By PitterPatter
I do worry about the other kids in care and I...

I do worry about the other kids in care and I know you mean no disrespect I have always appreciated your advise. Thank you for giving it again. I just feel stuck in the middle like I will be making...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,398
Posted By PitterPatter
I don't have to listen to him but that's what...

I don't have to listen to him but that's what he's there for. They suggest we call in and report/discuss situations when we have problem children so I did. They have helped in the past, once they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,398
Posted By PitterPatter
Oh 1 more thing how do I term immediately? I have...

Oh 1 more thing how do I term immediately? I have always given a 2 week notice in writing and vague on the reason but made sure DCM knew why. For something like this I think I would want it all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,398
Posted By PitterPatter
I spoke with a behavior specialist in our...

I spoke with a behavior specialist in our resource center and he said it could just be him testing me and seeing how far he can push since it's a new environment. He said DCB probably tried to call...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,398
Posted By PitterPatter
I'm ok now. I was just in so much shock I wanted...

I'm ok now. I was just in so much shock I wanted to cry. I have been hit before and cussed at before but they were either in an angry fit or a crying state and I was able to talk to them and it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,398
Posted By PitterPatter
amen!!

amen!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,398
Posted By PitterPatter
Wow so many problems in these little minds. I...

Wow so many problems in these little minds. I don't understand how it gets so far. Obviously parents catering to them but has to be more than that. God help the school system when they enter there!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,398
Posted By PitterPatter
Thank you for your concern it really means a lot!...

Thank you for your concern it really means a lot! Everyones replies are really appreciated. I am fine, still in shock but I will be ok. Thank you. Talk about an instant headache! Tell ya what it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,398
Posted By PitterPatter
My 12 yr old son has ADHD and ODD I have been...

My 12 yr old son has ADHD and ODD I have been coping with his since he was 3 and I had a 6 yr old DCB for a couple years with the same. They each had issues but nothing to this extreme. I was/am able...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,398
Posted By PitterPatter
She and her husband said they don't understand...

She and her husband said they don't understand why he does this because he does not do these behaviors at home with them or his teenage siblings. My guess is he doesn't want them to leave him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,398
Posted By PitterPatter
Something Flipped The Bitc# Switch!! HELP!

I have been doing so well after almost 9 years of daycare but a new child (4 yrs old) has my head spinning! Literally getting a migrane over this and I need some help please.

So he is a new child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By PitterPatter
Client Past Due/Letter

Hey gang sorry I haven't posted much been busy. I was hoping to find some ideas for a nice letter to a client that wont pay. Sad situation for me because I love the kids, they love me, but DCM is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,852
Posted By PitterPatter
Thank you!!

Thank you!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,218
Posted By PitterPatter
I have 1 that does that A LOT! She gets tons of...

I have 1 that does that A LOT! She gets tons of time off don't know how... Anyway I don't mind her taking off and bringing the child because they don't do anything together anyway but days that I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,218
Posted By PitterPatter
Rude parents who don't let me know their children...

Rude parents who don't let me know their children aren't coming. MANY times I have gone to school to pick them up and they aren't there. I stand there waiting until everyone leaves, then go ask for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,776
Posted By PitterPatter
I have a question for those of you who have both...

I have a question for those of you who have both personal and business FB pages. Obviously the business page is meant to be joined or liked but what do you do when parents and relatives of the child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,776
Posted By PitterPatter
Wow everyone has such great set ups! People in my...

Wow everyone has such great set ups! People in my area have said that I have a great set up so I got over being shy about my daycare and started a FB for it. Now seeing everyone elses I want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,124
Posted By PitterPatter
I will check these out! Thank you!!

I will check these out! Thank you!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,124
Posted By PitterPatter
Thanks so much. The lines of commuincation are...

Thanks so much. The lines of commuincation are wide open between us or so I think. I often remind him that he can come to me for anything. I then tell him examples and ask after each one if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,124
Posted By PitterPatter
I don't think it's us against the world however...

I don't think it's us against the world however the area we live in has much more negativity and poor parenting than other areas but due to income (single mom, single income) I am stuck here. I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,647
Posted By PitterPatter
I am finally blessed to have 2 good families with...

I am finally blessed to have 2 good families with thankful Mothers included! Been a long time coming but I got them! :lol: My parents thanked me and even complimented me for such a wonderful...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,124
Posted By PitterPatter
Thank so much to everyone for the great advice....

Thank so much to everyone for the great advice. To answer some questions, yes we have tried sports and scouts. We should have went earlier but he never had an interest and I don't force any extra...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,125
Posted By PitterPatter
Happy Birthday! That was the best gift ever!!...

Happy Birthday! That was the best gift ever!! Hope you enjoyed the day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,223
Posted By PitterPatter
BTDT! Way too many times, I feel your pain! Hope...

BTDT! Way too many times, I feel your pain! Hope you get some good clients in care! That's what really turned my daycare around. Well that and I had to grow a backbone a couple years ago lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,223
Posted By PitterPatter
I am on Facebook too much! I was trying to find...

I am on Facebook too much! I was trying to find the like button! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,124
Posted By PitterPatter
Unhappy Child Being Made The Class Joke

Hello everyone, long time no see I guess u could say. I lurk once in a while but haven't really had any big problems that I needed help with until now. So here I am asking for some assistance from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,977
Posted By PitterPatter
I give out a yearly magnetic calendar with the...

I give out a yearly magnetic calendar with the holidays closed marked. I tell them to put in on the fridge, I doubt they do. I then pass out monthly newletters with that months schedule. A few days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,175
Posted By PitterPatter
likethislikethis :lol:

likethislikethis :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,166
Posted By PitterPatter
I always do holidays and give gifts. Christmas I...

I always do holidays and give gifts. Christmas I give each child a gift and a stocking full of things like crayons, coloring book, board books, chap stick etc. Birthdays I give a gift and have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,279
Posted By PitterPatter
I have to DVR most things and so I'm always late...

I have to DVR most things and so I'm always late watching what everyone else already knows. My favs are:

Survivor
Person of Interest
Impractical Jokers
Pitt Boss
House
Rachael Ray cooking
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By PitterPatter
congrats! happyface

congrats! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,795
Posted By PitterPatter
Oh my gosh those fingers look so real!!! Creepy!!

Oh my gosh those fingers look so real!!! Creepy!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,856
Posted By PitterPatter
Yeah the real stuff is what scares them. They...

Yeah the real stuff is what scares them. They have creepy pumpkins etc but the bloody cut off heads hanging around and human like things is what freaks them out. The dolls not bloody she's like a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,856
Posted By PitterPatter
Point taken and as I said I agree they do have a...

Point taken and as I said I agree they do have a right but as far as them putting up with the kids, I doubt they can even hear the kids over her constantly barking and yelping dog that she ties out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,856
Posted By PitterPatter
Thanks for the replies everyone! The problem is...

Thanks for the replies everyone! The problem is my "back yard" is at my side directly across from this porch so when the kids play they see and hear the decor. If I can hear the doll inside my house...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,856
Posted By PitterPatter
Creepy Halloween Scares Daycare Kids

I have neighbors across the street from me, an older Mother and a maybe 19 yr old daughter. To give you some back ground... The daughter is creepy in herself in what she wears she's overweight and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,173
Posted By PitterPatter
I saw that story also and I share everyones...

I saw that story also and I share everyones opinion but I also wonder how the poor child must feel. Is she embarrassed? Obviously there had to be many people staring at her as if she was doing wrong....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,413
Posted By PitterPatter
That's a great idea! I have a couple boys that...

That's a great idea! I have a couple boys that may be interested, 10 and 8. We did Flat Stanley a couple years ago. Turned out great!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,073
Posted By PitterPatter
:lol::lol::lol: I thought my family was the only...

:lol::lol::lol: I thought my family was the only ones that used that phrase!! Thank you for letting me know I am not alone! I have said it in front of friends and neighbors and they either give me a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,461
Posted By PitterPatter
I have never tried hand stamps I will have to try...

I have never tried hand stamps I will have to try it and see how that works. Glad it worked for you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,461
Posted By PitterPatter
Thanks for all the great advise everyone! I tried...

Thanks for all the great advise everyone! I tried a few different things today I think the sit down talk did well. Today I heard "wow shes big" when I left the room. When the boys told on her she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,275
Posted By PitterPatter
Used to have that problem not anymore. Some...

Used to have that problem not anymore. Some parents dont want to take thier shoes off so that stops them at the front door. The other that liked to follow me I would say "Stay here for a sec I will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,461
Posted By PitterPatter
Insulted By New Kid

I was so excited to get 2 new kids in care this week! I thought it's about time something turns around for me after dealing with issues from the parents of the last 2 good kids I decided to let go. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,158
Posted By PitterPatter
WV - 6 kids including your own and no more than 2...

WV - 6 kids including your own and no more than 2 under the age of 2 at 1 time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,074
Posted By PitterPatter
It takes a lot of strength to come fwd with raw...

It takes a lot of strength to come fwd with raw emotions and knowing when it is time to reach for help rather than keep going until you snap so 1st off great job there. That was the best thing you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,621
Posted By PitterPatter
I agree! But recent clients socks were more...

I agree! But recent clients socks were more filthy that bare feet! So it depends for me. I made the no shoes in the house rule when I got new carpet a while back but after seeing some kids socks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,962
Posted By PitterPatter
He doesn't mistreat my son on a regular basis. As...

He doesn't mistreat my son on a regular basis. As I said in the original post he is usually well behaved especially the younger kids. He has been here for almost 8 months and this is the biggest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,902
Posted By PitterPatter
If he's lazy about it then why should he be paid...

If he's lazy about it then why should he be paid for something sloppy. I would just say I didn't order sloppy so I'm not paying for sloppy.

I bought my signs at Vistaprint.com. I buy all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By PitterPatter
Awesome! I can now say that I know how it feels...

Awesome! I can now say that I know how it feels to have a good client too! Very happy for you! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,962
Posted By PitterPatter
Exclamation HELP Lying even when it's proven

I need some help. This is with my 8 yr old good client I brag about. The boy is usually well behaved and good with all ages kids especially preK and toddlers. I have been having issues with he and my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,089
Posted By PitterPatter
WOW what a good man! Give him an extra hug...

WOW what a good man! Give him an extra hug tonight! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,593
Posted By PitterPatter
Same here Silver. I don't charge for enrollment,...

Same here Silver. I don't charge for enrollment, arts & crafts... nothing but the actual time logged in. Too much competition around here and there is a lady a few blocks down charging $10 per day. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,576
Posted By PitterPatter
Awesome idea!! Thanks bunches!

Awesome idea!! Thanks bunches!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,576
Posted By PitterPatter
"Good clients" are out there!!!

I hate to admit I have put some clients in categories before. (good and bad.. and this year I have had the worst of the worst and the best of the best together at once so I can't help but title them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,202
Posted By PitterPatter
I have had a few parents just walk in even after...

I have had a few parents just walk in even after being told not to do so. I keep my door locked at all times so now they can't do it anymore. This is our home and I do have a child of my own. It's a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,955
Posted By PitterPatter
Depends on the caller ID. If family or friend I...

Depends on the caller ID. If family or friend I usually take it. If unknown number I always screen. I hate the risk of missing a potential client who may not like talking to machines and may call...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,824
Posted By PitterPatter
I have both but I have the thrifty caller on the...

I have both but I have the thrifty caller on the landline where I only pay $20 a month but I get charged for each outgoing call. I only use it for advertising daycare and other business. My clients...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,933
Posted By PitterPatter
After 3 pm snack the time drags!! I don't have to...

After 3 pm snack the time drags!! I don't have to worry about the last kid not having anyone to play with because I have a son. The time just drags, everyone is tired and sometimes bickering starts.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,625
Posted By PitterPatter
WOW that really lays it all out there! I may have...

WOW that really lays it all out there! I may have to borrow this to enhance my own contract if you don't mind.

So yeah ummm Kayla go with Blackcat! happyface
You are so much better at this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,625
Posted By PitterPatter
I treat them pretty much the same just make note...

I treat them pretty much the same just make note of changes right in same contract such as. Subsidy clients are only permitted to use child care services while working and have 30 minutes drive time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,190
Posted By PitterPatter
I only have daytime nappers so I just use our...

I only have daytime nappers so I just use our cozy corner couches. They are the flip open kind that turns to a little bed. Each gets a little pillow and blanket when needed. After they wake from nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,107
Posted By PitterPatter
UGH that's the situation I have had here, makes...

UGH that's the situation I have had here, makes me sick literally! Def scamming the govt!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,701
Posted By PitterPatter
Yes I had that problem with 2 siblings for a long...

Yes I had that problem with 2 siblings for a long time and you will too if you don't MAKE the parent stop. I would tell her repeatedly every day and get the excuse they must have pooed on the way....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,107
Posted By PitterPatter
LOL You sound like my Son and all his Star wars...

LOL You sound like my Son and all his Star wars talk! likethis

Not a saint just a caring person. Thank you Sugar!

Yes always accepting subsidy. I have seen too many kids go without and I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,107
Posted By PitterPatter
ITA I actually treat the needy kids better as I...

ITA I actually treat the needy kids better as I do more for them simply because they do not get much. Just a couple months ago the same family who couldnt pay me because tehy have no money were at a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,107
Posted By PitterPatter
This is what I mean when I say entitlement...

This is what I mean when I say entitlement syndrome. People who abuse the system because they think they are owed and God forbid they not get thier charity on time or thay are reporting peopl...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,852
Posted By PitterPatter
Same exact pinch here. I am in WV too. Soon I may...

Same exact pinch here. I am in WV too. Soon I may just be 1 of the needy families I am so use to helping. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,239
Posted By PitterPatter
1. No 2. WV Not full far from it,...

1. No

2. WV


Not full far from it, only 1 part time child now since I termed the other 2.
There is also a huge drastic change happening with state assisted families which will hurt everyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,147
Posted By PitterPatter
I charge by the day or 1/2 day and collect...

I charge by the day or 1/2 day and collect weekly. I tried doing the montly in advance before but with some clients calling off so much I would have to keep recalculating and refunding. (I dont...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,987
Posted By PitterPatter
Just wanted to thank everyone for the support! It...

Just wanted to thank everyone for the support! It means a lot! :)

I'm sure something will happen to help the kids because the parents are in trouble with every branch of the welfare system now....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,987
Posted By PitterPatter
Thank u! :)

Thank u! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,987
Posted By PitterPatter
That was done long ago. They were visited and...

That was done long ago. They were visited and nothing more happened as far as I know. :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,987
Posted By PitterPatter
Bye Bye / Weight Lifted / Guilt

I finally did it, I finally termed my dirty, entitled, disease bringing client! I had so many of you try to guide me to term them in the past but I was desperate and felt for the kids. After the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,556
Posted By PitterPatter
I never take Christmas week off. I don't get paid...

I never take Christmas week off. I don't get paid for any days I take off holiday or not.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,675
Posted By PitterPatter
Mine called today too and asked if I had kids...

Mine called today too and asked if I had kids tomorrow. She's rushing to squeeze in the final visit for the year. We get 2 announced and 2 unannounced each year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,011
Posted By PitterPatter
I take it off but no biggie as the clients have...

I take it off but no biggie as the clients have it off as well. No pay though, I don't get paid for any days I take off.

Hope everyone has a fun safe 4th celebration!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,612
Posted By PitterPatter
We have a little pool for them to wade in,...

We have a little pool for them to wade in, sprinklers, slip and slide, koosh balls and homemade koosh balls from sponges, super soaking crayon sticks, for water guns I use spray bottles. They hold...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,875
Posted By PitterPatter
I agree it's not ok to shush and adult some...

I agree it's not ok to shush and adult some people just have no common sense or people skills. I personally wouldn't make an issue over 1 time. But then again I once (ONCE) tolerated a DCM walking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,769
Posted By PitterPatter
Aw u have Beethoven!! :) I have had a puppy...

Aw u have Beethoven!! :)

I have had a puppy since she was 6 weeks, 4 months old now. Come a long way very smart and learned some basics quick just stubborn and not always obedient so I don't allow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,769
Posted By PitterPatter
Dogs in Daycare

I know there have been other threads about dogs but I thought maybe I could gather more info quicker with a poll. If there is one already I apologize.

I just wondered how many providers allow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By PitterPatter
Happy Easter Saved4Always, I hope everyone has a...

Happy Easter Saved4Always, I hope everyone has a wonderful blessed day!
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