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Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 02-03-2018, 05:37 PM
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Posted By craftymissbeth
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,409
Posted By craftymissbeth
When I was licensed, I never did any type of...

When I was licensed, I never did any type of water play. It was way too much of a hassle.

Now that I'm legally unlicensed (I only care for children related to me), we use a wading pool or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,096
Posted By craftymissbeth
OP's friend should just talk to the provider and...

OP's friend should just talk to the provider and let her know how she feels about the situation. If my child were enrolled, no, I would not feel comfortable with another child's parent in the dc for...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-01-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,088
Posted By craftymissbeth
Another thing that could be a reason that many...

Another thing that could be a reason that many employers only have part-time workers (which would explain why there are different teachers in and out through out the day) is that, depending on the...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-01-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,016
Posted By craftymissbeth
You're not required to fill out a w10 unless...

You're not required to fill out a w10 unless they've provided you with one. If she refuses to provide you with one to fill out then she can just add up everything she's paid you... she doesn't need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By craftymissbeth
Are you able to fill them in with whatever and...

Are you able to fill them in with whatever and then before that week change them to what you're actually serving?

My food program lady was awesome and allowed me to make changes up to the day I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,165
Posted By craftymissbeth
An alligator? A bear? Big foot? :confused: ...

An alligator? A bear? Big foot? :confused:

Oh yeah... what everyone else said :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,228
Posted By craftymissbeth
Nope. First of all, my licensor required all of...

Nope. First of all, my licensor required all of the children present more than a few minutes during daycare hours to have all of the required paperwork on file (health assessment, immunizations,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,544
Posted By craftymissbeth
Oh, dear, sweet, unregistered... your tax dollars...

Oh, dear, sweet, unregistered... your tax dollars are not RAISING my child :lol: I'm raising my child with MY tax dollars. The taxes that I have been paying since I started working at 14 years old....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,544
Posted By craftymissbeth
My statement was bold and ignorant?

My statement was bold and ignorant?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,544
Posted By craftymissbeth
While I agree that single mothers aren't entitled...

While I agree that single mothers aren't entitled to anything more than any other parent, the bolded is really ignorant, IMO. I know I certainly never dreamt I'd be a single parent when I "bred" and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By craftymissbeth
I would call licensing because there's a bit of a...

I would call licensing because there's a bit of a gray area and the answer changes from surveyor to surveyor.

I was told by one surveyor that all children under 11 living in my household count...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,729
Posted By craftymissbeth
Contrary to my username :p I do not do crafts...

Contrary to my username :p I do not do crafts with my daycare kids. My kids are also 3 and under. I will rarely do a little something to send home for a holiday, but we do not regularly do crafts....
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 12-18-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,878
Posted By craftymissbeth
Although my symptom policy is very strict, it's...

Although my symptom policy is very strict, it's just that... a symptom policy. I do not exclude for illnesses, but for the symptoms of the illness. Since there is absolutely no way for me to know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,248
Posted By craftymissbeth
What do your regs say about where cleaning...

What do your regs say about where cleaning supplies need to be stored? In my state, cleaning supplies (this would include the bucket of bleach solution) have to be locked away at all times unless...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,213
Posted By craftymissbeth
I have one that's only been coughing at nap, but...

I have one that's only been coughing at nap, but I think it's because all the gunk in his lungs settles down or something and it irritates them. IDK.. he doesn't keep the other kids up, though, thank...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,368
Posted By craftymissbeth
:confused: You can legally feed him...

:confused:

You can legally feed him almost anything the older kids are eating (I know we can't feed infants hot dogs, though, for example).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,857
Posted By craftymissbeth
My sister and I both wanted to do home daycare,...

My sister and I both wanted to do home daycare, but I convinced her to open up first so I would be able to get experience without quitting my "awesome" *cough cough* government job first.

She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,738
Posted By craftymissbeth
FYI Kansas providers - these courses are not KDHE...

FYI Kansas providers - these courses are not KDHE approved so we can't use them for our annual training hours :(

I emailed the state and that was the response that I got.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,090
Posted By craftymissbeth
The idea behind Cake is great. And I agree...if...

The idea behind Cake is great. And I agree...if they worked out all of the MANY kinks I would try it out again in a heartbeat. But imo, it was way too all over the place.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,368
Posted By craftymissbeth
I'm interested in the cereal OR double meat at...

I'm interested in the cereal OR double meat at lunch. I know each sponsor has their own rules, but I was under the impression that the meal patterns are not up for interpretation between different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,368
Posted By craftymissbeth
You may have already mentioned this but how long...

You may have already mentioned this but how long has the crying been going on? Are you positive this isn't just the notorious 7/8 month unhappy separation anxiety thing? 7/8 months is a super tough...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,368
Posted By craftymissbeth
How many ounces are bottles that they send to you?

How many ounces are bottles that they send to you?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,368
Posted By craftymissbeth
Ok... But what about from now until you're...

Ok... But what about from now until you're closed?? He just gets to be hungry until he turns 8 months??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,090
Posted By craftymissbeth
I'm going to pen and paper for 2015 with RedLeaf...

I'm going to pen and paper for 2015 with RedLeaf Calendar Keeper. I've used MMK since I opened in 2013 and I'm just not in a position to spend $70 even if I can deduct it. My tax preparer doesn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,368
Posted By craftymissbeth
PV, you know I'm always in your corner, but girl...

PV, you know I'm always in your corner, but girl you are letting money and income get in the way of doing what's right for this child. It doesn't matter if he's half your income... You feed an infant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,368
Posted By craftymissbeth
likethis I also wondered about the solid...

likethis

I also wondered about the solid food. My program does not allow parents to provide ANY food. If they do i can't claim it

ETA: my 8 month olds typically only get 3 bottles a day at that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,368
Posted By craftymissbeth
What if he's so hungry because they don't make...

What if he's so hungry because they don't make his bottles properly? I have a suspicion that he's now on a much more expensive formula for the spitting up and now they're cutting corners to save...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,368
Posted By craftymissbeth
You didn't answer my questions ;) Why aren't...

You didn't answer my questions ;)

Why aren't YOU holding them to your policy of being required to provide a can?

Why are YOU accepting their child when they show up without a can?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,368
Posted By craftymissbeth
If your policy is to require a can of formula...

If your policy is to require a can of formula then why are you allowing them to break policy? Why are you accepting this child into care every day knowing that you don't have enough formula?

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,850
Posted By craftymissbeth
What state are you in? In Kansas, the...

What state are you in?

In Kansas, the state doesn't get involved in these matters. It is our responsibilities to uphold our contract agreements and go through the court system for moneys owed....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,705
Posted By craftymissbeth
I don't see the problem. I go when I need to go....

I don't see the problem. I go when I need to go. My playroom is safe. I put the gate up at the playroom door, announce where I'm going, and do my thing as quickly as I can. Even if it's something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,459
Posted By craftymissbeth
On the lentil note: if you or your family or...

On the lentil note: if you or your family or dck's won't go for straight lentils easily, you can substitute lentils for half of the ground beef in almost any recipe. I've made tacos, meatloaf, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,881
Posted By craftymissbeth
This is such a good idea. My local YMCA requires...

This is such a good idea. My local YMCA requires bank draft... why shouldn't we? Definitely going to hold onto that idea!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,150
Posted By craftymissbeth
Isn't that a bummer? I think those are so neat,...

Isn't that a bummer? I think those are so neat, but we will probably never experience them :(

I tried to understand why they don't allow them, but we really do have far more dangerous products...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,070
Posted By craftymissbeth
No need to be passive aggressive with this guy......

No need to be passive aggressive with this guy... it's clear he needs the direct approach. Knock on his car window and hand off his child. Also, tell him to stop pulling in if he's not ready to pick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,440
Posted By craftymissbeth
My policy is that drop offs cannot happen after...

My policy is that drop offs cannot happen after 9. Do you have one like this?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,619
Posted By craftymissbeth
idk what kind OP's parent gave their child, but...

idk what kind OP's parent gave their child, but if a parent gave their child ANY medication and then failed to document it in their medication log here at daycare they would be terminated.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,619
Posted By craftymissbeth
likethis I'm also super relaxed when it...

likethis

I'm also super relaxed when it comes to most of my policies, but absolutely not flexible when it comes to my exclusion/illness/medication policies.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By craftymissbeth
*Cringe* 7/8 months and 14/15 months are horrible...

*Cringe* 7/8 months and 14/15 months are horrible ages, imo... separation anxiety hits and it's just pure hell.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,070
Posted By craftymissbeth
"DCD, as soon as you pull into the driveway you...

"DCD, as soon as you pull into the driveway you need to come in and get dcb."

If you really feel like telling him why he needs to then I'd tell him what you said... it disrupts his child's day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,348
Posted By craftymissbeth
I close the entire week of Christmas plus New...

I close the entire week of Christmas plus New Year's Day.

Actually, I had planned on closing the whole week of Christmas this year, but decided to stay open the 22-24 because I need the money....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,189
Posted By craftymissbeth
likethis I agree with jenboo's approach. It's...

likethis I agree with jenboo's approach. It's good for them to learn that these are decisions that he needs to make rather than his adults making them for him.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,619
Posted By craftymissbeth
Drug and Drop is a serious offense, imo. It's...

Drug and Drop is a serious offense, imo. It's dangerous. It opens providers up to a whole lotta unnecessary liability. She didn't openly mention it and only admitted it when asked... to me, that's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,354
Posted By craftymissbeth
In mid-tantrum... no. I have them go out on the...

In mid-tantrum... no. I have them go out on the porch or to their car until their child is ready to participate.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,619
Posted By craftymissbeth
Yep. At this point she will just want to stay in...

Yep. At this point she will just want to stay in your care until she can find someone new.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,619
Posted By craftymissbeth
likethis That stinks you had to term, but it was...

likethis That stinks you had to term, but it was a good decision. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,619
Posted By craftymissbeth
If it's your policy to immediately term, then I'd...

If it's your policy to immediately term, then I'd tem. She was honest this time, but if you give her the talk about drug and dropping then she could just be sneakier next time, imo.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
Posted By craftymissbeth
ok I read PP post wrong. I agree with all...

ok I read PP post wrong.

I agree with all of the PP's.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,610
Posted By craftymissbeth
Yep, don't feel bad! Part of bringing children...

Yep, don't feel bad! Part of bringing children into this world is the responsibility of caring for them when they're sick. As a parent, I know that it is my job to do the dirty work of caring for my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By craftymissbeth
I agree with PP. I do not hold spots ever...

I agree with PP.

I do not hold spots ever for any reason... for this reason. I just fill my spots as soon as I get a client ready to pay me. I can't afford to have empty spots waiting for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,616
Posted By craftymissbeth
My son is almost 8 so I do not close when he's...

My son is almost 8 so I do not close when he's home sick. He goes to his room upstairs and rests.

If I had a younger child I would follow my own exclusion policy... if they fall under any of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,169
Posted By craftymissbeth
Wouldn't that be some sort of sexual abuse?...

Wouldn't that be some sort of sexual abuse? Having your child take photos of you with your pants down??? I'm not usually one to scream child abuse but my goodness that sounds like it deserves a call...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,821
Posted By craftymissbeth
They're not usually surprised at that point...

They're not usually surprised at that point because we've usually had many conversations about it. I had one parent who swore up and down that her child did not scream non-stop at home so I knew...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,821
Posted By craftymissbeth
I use this form when putting a child on...

I use this form when putting a child on probation... just so they're aware that if change doesn't happen their contract will be terminated.

...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,151
Posted By craftymissbeth
likethis I also added to my policy this...

likethis

I also added to my policy this year that if food or drink comes in with the children then the parent is responsible for taking it away. AND that if it makes the child upset that they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,362
Posted By craftymissbeth
No kidding. And why would anyone want to send...

No kidding. And why would anyone want to send their child to a provider who is sick or has a VERY sick child at home with them? Even if OP hired back-up to come in, her VERY sick child is still in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,821
Posted By craftymissbeth
Are her parents aware of the problem? Could you...

Are her parents aware of the problem? Could you set up something like a probation plan with the parents? I have a form that I give to parents I'm wanting to term that states the problem and that if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,673
Posted By craftymissbeth
I agree with PP's. They're probably just trying...

I agree with PP's. They're probably just trying to be nice and when the time comes life will get in the way and they'll move on.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,362
Posted By craftymissbeth
mountain, I know it's frustrating that this guy...

mountain, I know it's frustrating that this guy is being a jerk, but I think getting rid of him would be far better than quitting :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,362
Posted By craftymissbeth
See ya later, dude! No one gets to talk to me...

See ya later, dude! No one gets to talk to me like that or tell me what I "need" to do when it pertains to my business or family.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,647
Posted By craftymissbeth
If they're sick enough to need pain medication to...

If they're sick enough to need pain medication to get through the day then they're too sick to be at daycare.

I do not give ANY medications at daycare, either (except life saving medications...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,360
Posted By craftymissbeth
I wouldn't say anything except to smile big and...

I wouldn't say anything except to smile big and say "dcm, you'll need to take that with you on your way out".

I don't feel it's my place to input my opinions into what they do before or after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,784
Posted By craftymissbeth
I sold Avon many moons ago when I was a SAHM......

I sold Avon many moons ago when I was a SAHM... but I had to quit because I bought more than I sold :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,459
Posted By craftymissbeth
PV, if you PM me your email address I can send...

PV, if you PM me your email address I can send you a TON of budgeting printables I bought awhile back. They're editable and extremely helpful.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,459
Posted By craftymissbeth
If you put that $45 directly into savings every...

If you put that $45 directly into savings every month then that will get you $540 in a year! That's awesome!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,459
Posted By craftymissbeth
This was what I was going to suggest, too. I'm...

This was what I was going to suggest, too. I'm using this book to pull myself up by my boot straps and get out of this mess I've dug. I bought several of these books when they were $10 a few weeks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,459
Posted By craftymissbeth
I'll be following this thread for ideas of my...

I'll be following this thread for ideas of my own... I'm in a similar situation. I won't get into my situation because I don't want to thread jack, but I definitely understand how overwhelming it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By craftymissbeth
It's actually one of my policies that I will give...

It's actually one of my policies that I will give each family a new, updated handbook annually. That's what I've been working on during nap today. Ugh! :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-08-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,165
Posted By craftymissbeth
Thank you :o

Thank you :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By craftymissbeth
I always told my husband when a kid was sick, but...

I always told my husband when a kid was sick, but most in a venting kind of way. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,529
Posted By craftymissbeth
:p haha I wouldn't eat them or anything geez :lol:

:p haha I wouldn't eat them or anything geez :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,529
Posted By craftymissbeth
Call me weird, but I would LOVE that job!

Call me weird, but I would LOVE that job!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-08-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,165
Posted By craftymissbeth
1099 and Rent

My parents own the home I am living in and for half of the year I paid the mortgage directly to the mortgage company. I did not pay anything to my parents (they have since taken over the mortgage...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,573
Posted By craftymissbeth
I think lying to them is not ok. They think...

I think lying to them is not ok. They think letting him cry is neglect... I certainly wouldn't lie to them and go ahead and do what a family considers neglect. That just screams trouble to me.

...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,573
Posted By craftymissbeth
I agree with Thrifty. Also, IMO, at that age...

I agree with Thrifty.

Also, IMO, at that age it's not even CIO... it's simply tough love. Wth are we in for with this generation of kids that get instant gratification and are never allowed to...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 12-05-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,234
Posted By craftymissbeth
Gooey heaven is what it is lovethis Pro tip...

Gooey heaven is what it is lovethis

Pro tip #1: use slightly less peanut butter and jelly in the kids' grilled PB&J's.
Pro tip #2: use normal amounts in yours... pure ooey gooey heaven :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By craftymissbeth
Parents will rarely change anything if it's not...

Parents will rarely change anything if it's not affecting them. Really, the only thing I've had success with in situations like this is to place it back in their hands. If she's not ok with him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,073
Posted By craftymissbeth
The very first thing I would do is separate her...

The very first thing I would do is separate her from the group. If she's harming others that's a liability and cannot happen. It's not fair to the other children or their parents to be subject to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,556
Posted By craftymissbeth
Mine says I can terminate at any time without...

Mine says I can terminate at any time without notice for any reason without refund.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By craftymissbeth
I had a similar issue recently. Dcm was...

I had a similar issue recently. Dcm was transferring her state pay on Friday, but it takes one business day to process so I wasn't actually getting paid until Monday.

I made a policy change that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,316
Posted By craftymissbeth
Also, dcm was WAY out of line for even bringing...

Also, dcm was WAY out of line for even bringing it up. I'm guessing she feels the exact same way as DCD and wants you to know it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,316
Posted By craftymissbeth
I would.... Take their one month in advance...

I would....

Take their one month in advance check, let them go on vacation, and give them their 2 week notice when they return.

Because as their employee I would feel that I really didn't owe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,889
Posted By craftymissbeth
:eek: Yes, I think that's tacky. I'm sitting here...

:eek: Yes, I think that's tacky. I'm sitting here imagining writing out a list of all my favorite things for my clients :lol:

I'm just... :confused: .... why would they think that was a good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,575
Posted By craftymissbeth
This is what my bank's app says after I make a...

This is what my bank's app says after I make a deposit. I just stick them in a special place and when I go to deposit the next week's checks I destroy the ones from the week before.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,059
Posted By craftymissbeth
First things first, I would let them know that...

First things first, I would let them know that due to her accidents she needs to be in pull ups (or diapers if that's your preference). Let them know that you will always help her at potty time, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,059
Posted By craftymissbeth
likethis I agree with Meyou. She's not potty...

likethis I agree with Meyou.

She's not potty trained at all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By craftymissbeth
If it has a hood, I put the hood on their head...

If it has a hood, I put the hood on their head and then they have an easier way to feel for their arms without it getting all jumbled and tangled up. My dcb3 now puts the hood on first by himself and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,949
Posted By craftymissbeth
Oh, I didn't answer the question :o Yes,...

Oh, I didn't answer the question :o

Yes, mine play, but only after hearing "Go play toys" about a million times. Lately they've been really bad about crowding me all day long.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,949
Posted By craftymissbeth
I have a 2 yo dcg whose first words to me every...

I have a 2 yo dcg whose first words to me every morning are "B, can I watch a movie?"

And every morning I tell her in front of DCD that we don't watch movies here. He just tells her she can wait...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,394
Posted By craftymissbeth
Holy cow you have a mini Houdini! Hopefully...

Holy cow you have a mini Houdini! Hopefully someone else has an idea... I honestly wouldn't be able to care for a child I couldn't stop from stripping. My playroom is carpeted and I'm way too broke...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,394
Posted By craftymissbeth
I had this issue with a 3 year old. Nannyde gave...

I had this issue with a 3 year old. Nannyde gave me the idea to use backwards footed pajamas and it worked like a charm!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,274
Posted By craftymissbeth
I have one who goes to preschool half days twice...

I have one who goes to preschool half days twice a week. They do not receive a discount because all clients pay their full rate regardless of attendance. If I'm open and they're scheduled then they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,242
Posted By craftymissbeth
In my state they are two entirely separate lists....

In my state they are two entirely separate lists. If they're only listed as emergency contacts then they cannot pick up. If they are only on the pick up list then they cannot be contacted in an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,745
Posted By craftymissbeth
I wouldn't providd care until the fee was paid....

I wouldn't providd care until the fee was paid. He sounds like the type of person that will continue to do this. I also would not have space open for anymore drop ins for them... since it's clear...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,187
Posted By craftymissbeth
You're running a business. There is no gray area...

You're running a business. There is no gray area here. You are providing a service out of your home for the exchange of money. Even SAHM babysitters are running businesses.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,187
Posted By craftymissbeth
Even if you aren't licensed you still run a...

Even if you aren't licensed you still run a business. Out of curiosity, does this mean you also don't pay taxes since you don't consider yourself a business?

If you signed the paperwork for your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By craftymissbeth
I never have, but there are quite a few threads...

I never have, but there are quite a few threads that might help you out. Good luck!

http://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=court
http://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=small+claims+court...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,875
Posted By craftymissbeth
I'll be the odd man out and say I'd close. But I...

I'll be the odd man out and say I'd close. But I know my body and I know that I wouldn't be providing safe care if I were running on fumes. The same goes for when I have a fever... I've stayed open...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 12-01-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,234
Posted By craftymissbeth
I'm not the best cook plus I hate the clean up...

I'm not the best cook plus I hate the clean up afterward. So I dumbed down my menu a LOT. As a bonus, my dcks eat better than they did before.

One thing I do is every single Wednesday its PB&J's,...
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