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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:11 PM
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Posted By storybookending
Another vote for I probably wouldnít have...

Another vote for I probably wouldnít have noticed. I have never balanced my checkbook, I just check online for anything fishy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 194,250
Posted By storybookending
My almost 3 year old was the only one a little...

My almost 3 year old was the only one a little confused/worried that she wasnít going to get to play. But itís okay we then walked to the ďdinosaur parkĒ aka the nearby elementary school to play. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 194,250
Posted By storybookending
Walked to the park today and the park was...

Walked to the park today and the park was MISSING, all equipment was gone! Iím thinking they are just redoing it but man the kids thought it was hilarious.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By storybookending
Kids not having appropriate shoes would not stop...

Kids not having appropriate shoes would not stop me from going outside. Send home wet muddy shoes just once and most parents will get then hint without my having to say anything.

I saw that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By storybookending
He is a new two or an older two? How is his...

He is a new two or an older two? How is his language development?

I have/had a biter.. fingers crossed it has been a few months but he was a new two at the time. I set up a pack n play on both...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4,752
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,182
Posted By storybookending
Ew we had snow flurries this morning.. yesterday...

Ew we had snow flurries this morning.. yesterday I was in shorts!

Took the kids outside and it wasnít that bad. The real feel says it ďfelt like 22 degreesĒ. I had 3 that didnít have mittens and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 509
Posted By storybookending
The local clinic/hospital uses military time and...

The local clinic/hospital uses military time and all of those parents sign in/out using it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By storybookending
I donít transport for daycare and I donít think I...

I donít transport for daycare and I donít think I would want to in my own personal vehicle. Too much liability and insurance and additional licensing requirements.

Could you look into bussing in...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-04-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,514
Posted By storybookending
I donít know about daycare kids by my favorite...

I donít know about daycare kids by my favorite recipe is thawed chicken breasts in a pan, coat the top in ranch dressing and place bacon slices over the top. Cook on 400 for 35ish minutes. Take out...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 10-03-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By storybookending
Love Dove Home Daycare: Let Your Imagination Soar...

Love Dove Home Daycare: Let Your Imagination Soar
Love Dove Home Daycare: Watch Their Imaginations Soar
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-03-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By storybookending
For the hard boiled eggs make sure you are using...

For the hard boiled eggs make sure you are using older eggs to help them peel nicer. You can also add salt to the water when you boil them.. my grandma says that helps. I only have 6 kids so Iím...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-02-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By storybookending
Corn on the Cob is a huge hit here. I usually...

Corn on the Cob is a huge hit here. I usually serve it with fresh kiwi and baby red potatoes.

Spaghetti with garlic bread and pear and veggie sticks.

Cucumbers are a current hit for my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By storybookending
I was about to comment ďat least at 5 months he...

I was about to comment ďat least at 5 months he should be growing out of it soonĒ and then I read this. Did it even swing with that much weight in it? Thatís crazy. My last infant started at 6 months...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By storybookending
The main afterschool care program in my town...

The main afterschool care program in my town charges by the month and they charge $200 a month for FT. I know the afterschool care is the Catholic school has a day rate of $11 a day. There are not an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By storybookending
I require two weeks for them with a sentence that...

I require two weeks for them with a sentence that if they can give more than two weeks it is encouraged without losing their space.

I myself can term whenever I want.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By storybookending
I wouldnít worry about this in an 18 month old at...

I wouldnít worry about this in an 18 month old at all. I have a 22 moth old that has a vocabulary of probably 10 words. He just learned ďnoĒ and to shake his head for yes within the last 2 months.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By storybookending
Iíve never read the box. My state regs say to...

Iíve never read the box. My state regs say to change every 2 hours.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By storybookending
You could also up your tuition to cover the free...

You could also up your tuition to cover the free days if you think sheíll walk away if you take away her free days and you want to keep them on. Parents are more willing to pay a few dollars more a...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-26-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By storybookending
What age are we referring to when you say...

What age are we referring to when you say toddlers? I only ask because each state seems to have a different definition of what a ďtoddlerĒ actually is.

I assume because you said you work at a...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-25-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By storybookending
Do they have safe alternatives inside to climb...

Do they have safe alternatives inside to climb and run and play? Are they getting enough time outdoors?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4,752
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,182
Posted By storybookending
I get a message yesterday from a woman that Iíve...

I get a message yesterday from a woman that Iíve known since I was a child. Her sister was my daycare provider. Sheís asking about taking on the newborn of a coworker of hers just from January-August...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-25-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By storybookending
Do you have a teacher voice? If not learn one....

Do you have a teacher voice? If not learn one. Talk assertive but not yelling when children are misbehaving. The children have to trust you to learn from you so establishing a good teacher...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 455
Posted By storybookending
Not a lot of things these days surprise me but...

Not a lot of things these days surprise me but this one is a real WTF from me.

Why are babies that young already in daycare? I know not everyone can afford maternity leave but THREE DAYS OLD??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 325
Posted By storybookending
I have never cared for twins in daycare but I...

I have never cared for twins in daycare but I have twin nephews. I have had two small infants at the same time before though. What worked for the parents was to have them on the same schedule....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 325
Posted By storybookending
What age? Newborns?

What age? Newborns?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 347
Posted By storybookending
I guess the question is are you receiving calls...

I guess the question is are you receiving calls for FT care? Does your as flat out say Monday-Thursday care?

As for how long youíre willing to wait thatís up to you. Are you comfortable not...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 09-19-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By storybookending
It works for me now!

It works for me now!
Forum: Forms - Uploads 09-19-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By storybookending
I canít see the attachment but we have this in my...

I canít see the attachment but we have this in my state as well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By storybookending
I wouldnít say anything to the parents at all but...

I wouldnít say anything to the parents at all but since you are already interviewing to fill an open space I wouldnít turn away any family looking for 2 spaces instead of just the one you currently...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By storybookending
I have one out sick today and 2 that never come...

I have one out sick today and 2 that never come on Mondays so I loaded up my 3 kiddos and we headed to the park. Ran into two cousins of one of my kiddos (unplanned) and played for awhile and then my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By storybookending
I had one of these just last week! Mom claimed...

I had one of these just last week! Mom claimed there was money in the account and they have just been having problems with the bank and brought over cash on her lunch break. I recently left the bank...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By storybookending
When it comes to group time make it so where you...

When it comes to group time make it so where you choose the game. Take away the opportunity for them to bicker with each other about what they are going to play by saying ďthis is what we have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 227
Posted By storybookending
I have a deck box to store our outdoor toys. Itís...

I have a deck box to store our outdoor toys. Itís at least 15 years old from back when I was in high school and my parents had a pool. It keeps everything dry and is still in great shape. I bought a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By storybookending
Honestly I wouldnít put any place I worked for...

Honestly I wouldnít put any place I worked for that short of time on my resume at all. I also wouldnít use her reference letter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 194,250
Posted By storybookending
You have a child named Thad? My sister is...

You have a child named Thad? My sister is marrying a Thad in February and Iíve never met anyone else with the same name, nor has he!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,007
Posted By storybookending
Random Question - Do You Fix Onesies?

Just a stupid pointless question to break up your Friday.. for those do you that care for infants.

When diaper changing if you notice you button the onesie wrong do you fix it or leave it for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By storybookending
I have two in 4K this year. The 4K bus is...

I have two in 4K this year. The 4K bus is supposed to arrive between 11:15 and 11:30 but this year they rerouted and now the girls do not arrive until 11:55. We nap at 12. I’m slowly pushing back the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4,752
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,182
Posted By storybookending
Ugh I know the feeling. I have been toying with...

Ugh I know the feeling. I have been toying with the idea of going to a teacher only type of daycare that runs in oridience with the school year. Or families willing and able to follow a school year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4,752
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,182
Posted By storybookending
Mom actually brought it by on her lunch break in...

Mom actually brought it by on her lunch break in cash. She feels awful. I only work with families I know personally (which comes with its own challenges but I do prefer) so I know they aren’t like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4,752
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,182
Posted By storybookending
This is great! I ended up contacting the bank and...

This is great! I ended up contacting the bank and it wasnít the new account it was their personal account. I just sent a text with the details basically as described and that I would need the funds...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4,752
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,182
Posted By storybookending
First bad check from a daycare parent. Forgot...

First bad check from a daycare parent. Forgot checkbook last week and wrote me a check from their newish business account. Bounced and I got a $12 fee as well. I have in my contract thatís theyvare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By storybookending
Yes. I had one give notice on Aug 28th and I will...

Yes. I had one give notice on Aug 28th and I will be billing for both the 10th and 11th.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 595
Posted By storybookending
I wouldnít say anything to mom about what dcg...

I wouldnít say anything to mom about what dcg said. I would just leave the door locked until their contracted time. My first arrival (varries which family depending on time of year) knows what time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 410
Posted By storybookending
A raccoon acting weird that’s out during daylight...

A raccoon acting weird that’s out during daylight hours probably has rabies or something. My dads friend had a pet raccoon when I was a kid, it used the litter box like a cat.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By storybookending
As hard as it is to leave him like that it really...

As hard as it is to leave him like that it really is better for him in the long run and I am glad you realize that! I hope this passes for him quickly! I have a sib set where one will be attending...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By storybookending
So glad you are so happy! The title of this...

So glad you are so happy!

The title of this thread has got the doc mcsfuffins song stuck I my head for the rest of the day ďI feel better, so much better. Thank you doc for taking all my ouchies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By storybookending
The change in routine is probably just wigging...

The change in routine is probably just wigging him out a bit alongside missing brother and the sense of security he has in knowing that brother is close by. It will probably pass on itís own in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 922
Posted By storybookending
The center I worked at also had an off base 4K...

The center I worked at also had an off base 4K program. The assistant there was known for sleeping on the job and she never did get fired :confused: My boss almost talked about it in a joking manner...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 922
Posted By storybookending
I donít but I know when my cousin was pregnant...

I donít but I know when my cousin was pregnant she did. I suspect an interesting discussion will follow.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By storybookending
When I was at a center our licensor absolutely...

When I was at a center our licensor absolutely asked every staff member about ratios. I would know the state ratios at the bare minimum because that is what the liscenor will be after. They probably...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By storybookending
I use toddler beds for my +2 crowd as my...

I use toddler beds for my +2 crowd as my situation is unique as I have a room they are permanently set up in as I live alone.

They are basically all (one is wood) these character beds at the link...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By storybookending
Honestly in a true emergency the last thing you...

Honestly in a true emergency the last thing you are going to be worrying about is shoes so whether they are in a bin or not in a bin it probably doesnít matter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,124
Posted By storybookending
The biting does it for me. Nope! Hardest habit to...

The biting does it for me. Nope! Hardest habit to curb IMO you have to be “on” at all times.

Also where is he biting if he has never been in care before. I’m more concerned that biting is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 841
Posted By storybookending
Ah free preschool claims another child. At least...

Ah free preschool claims another child. At least in this case it’s not one you’re sad to see go.

As for the different states having different rules thing it completely baffles me. I am pretty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 841
Posted By storybookending
Thumbs up I would leave him sit there. Plate his food and...

I would leave him sit there. Plate his food and tell him he can come to the table and join his friends after he puts his toy away. If he sits there until nap so be it, the food was offered but he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 283
Posted By storybookending
Ah yeah that would make it harder for sure as Iím...

Ah yeah that would make it harder for sure as Iím sure homeschooling is time consuming.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By storybookending
Another vote for the nothing from home ever boat....

Another vote for the nothing from home ever boat. I do allow a blankie if they ďneedĒ it but it goes on their bed when they get here and the counter after nap. If they ďneedĒ it they can go lay on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 283
Posted By storybookending
I would deff try gating off the kitchen or even...

I would deff try gating off the kitchen or even putting up a pack n play (with toys he doesnít normally see to make it exciting) right in the kitchen for the time it takes to prep lunch. He is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 283
Posted By storybookending
Do you have the option of not putting him in his...

Do you have the option of not putting him in his chair while you prep lunch? Maybe not being forced to be still if he were allowed to safely play could help. Or do they get toys while they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 632
Posted By storybookending
Ah fear mongering. I suggest you retire.

Ah fear mongering.

I suggest you retire.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 632
Posted By storybookending
How can your identity be stolen from a copy of...

How can your identity be stolen from a copy of your fingerprints? Everyoneís fingerprint is unique. Itís not like anyone can leave your prints at the scene of a crime themselves. If you arenít doing...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-12-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,774
Posted By storybookending
Because it is your choice to pay it or not. No...

Because it is your choice to pay it or not. No one is forcing you. You could refuse and just lose your spot. That being said I still think that this is ridiculous and taking advantage in a big way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By storybookending
OH MY GOODNESS TECHNOLOGY IS AMAZING. I had no...

OH MY GOODNESS TECHNOLOGY IS AMAZING. I had no idea that this was a thing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By storybookending
There is a small zoo in the town that I live in....

There is a small zoo in the town that I live in. It has improved since I was a child but I still cannot believe people drive hours to come to it. It helps that it is a free zoo. They had a grizzly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By storybookending
I think banks are the worst if you belong to a...

I think banks are the worst if you belong to a big name bank the wait time for customer service is god awful
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4,752
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,182
Posted By storybookending
Something is pooping in our sandbox.. there is no...

Something is pooping in our sandbox.. there is no way itís a cat as the specimens found on the daily are huge.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By storybookending
I donít think theyíre that bad but of course at...

I donít think theyíre that bad but of course at daycare we have a schedule, rules and boundaries. Cousin Billyís first birthday free for all I can see how they are too much when together for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By storybookending
Hah the two trouble makers in question are...

Hah the two trouble makers in question are distantly related but in a family thatís close enough to where even though they are 3rd cousins they still see each other a good deal outside of daycare....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By storybookending
My one that I lost to Kindergarten last Fall...

My one that I lost to Kindergarten last Fall already was EXACTLY like this. It drove me nuts. He was also 2 years older than everyone else in care and I think it made him more mad that they didnít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By storybookending
I have two bedrooms upstairs. One is next to the...

I have two bedrooms upstairs. One is next to the bathroom and an exclusive use daycare room used only for napping. There are two baby gates blocking access to these rooms and also blocking off a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,164
Posted By storybookending
Then I think this is something you should discuss...

Then I think this is something you should discuss with your provider if it is solely based on age. I know that by age 12 I personally was being left with 4-6 kids most weekends to babysit until after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By storybookending
I see this thread is a few months old but I would...

I see this thread is a few months old but I would advise taking more than a week to recover. My grandma had a knee replacement and she said it was the worst pain of her life. So much so that she is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,164
Posted By storybookending
I honestly think you are overreacting. When you...

I honestly think you are overreacting. When you were 12 would you have done to a child whatever you think this 12 year old child could be doing? Would you feel differently if you had sons? Would you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By storybookending
Nothing is set in stone with being flexible so...

Nothing is set in stone with being flexible so donít feel stuck. Instead you could say ďI went over my finances and I am not able to be flexible on payment at this time and will need to charge for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By storybookending
I am unlike a lot of providers here in that I...

I am unlike a lot of providers here in that I only work with families that I know personally or a referral from someone that I know very well. So I wouldnít worry too much about that part of it. Just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By storybookending
I am glad that you found a solution that works...

I am glad that you found a solution that works for you and solves all of the problems you were having! Iím continually amazed at the lack of respect that some of you post about your daycare parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 582
Posted By storybookending
I am SO stealing this quote

I am SO stealing this quote
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By storybookending
I think I agree that had you put it in the first...

I think I agree that had you put it in the first email that I would be okay with it but since you already sent an email and this would be another email entirely it is a bit different. Did mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 602
Posted By storybookending
Unless it was a mega millions jackpot or...

Unless it was a mega millions jackpot or something I just donít think I would quit entirely. If it were a ton of money where I was basically set for life I might drop it back to nieces and nephews...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By storybookending
If you want to be closed at 4:30 you need to tell...

If you want to be closed at 4:30 you need to tell them that closing is at 4:30 and is not negotiable. Offering care from 4:30-5:30 for an additional $5 a day just tells them that you are okay with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By storybookending
I would be cautious about it. Iíve had moisture...

I would be cautious about it. Iíve had moisture get inside them from the under 1 getting ahold of them when the bigs were playing with them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By storybookending
I mean I clean all of my toys by hand every other...

I mean I clean all of my toys by hand every other month or so just to be sure they are clean clean clean bc I’m kind of weird.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By storybookending
I clean them by hand with Clorox wipes

I clean them by hand with Clorox wipes
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 899
Posted By storybookending
I prefer these shoes hahaha ETA the ones I...

I prefer these shoes hahaha

ETA the ones I prefer have the Velcro part on the top not around the ankle
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 899
Posted By storybookending
My first thought initially was rompers. I have...

My first thought initially was rompers. I have one little girl that wore a bunch when she was 2 but once they started potty training shortly after she stopped wearing them. Sheís 4 now.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By storybookending
I would change my hours to 5:00PM and not give it...

I would change my hours to 5:00PM and not give it a second thought. You canít change the way a person parents or how much time they spend with their children. You canít only change what you are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By storybookending
That isnít that bad esp if itís only 2 times a...

That isnít that bad esp if itís only 2 times a week. I feel like in my experience having part time kids like that makes it harder for them to adjust but this little boy had been in your care on a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By storybookending
I remember your posts about this kid very well....

I remember your posts about this kid very well. No way would I still be putting up with this family.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 07-17-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By storybookending
Is a refrigerator available? They make a ton of...

Is a refrigerator available? They make a ton of stuff microwaveable these days but the quality isnít as great.. although I am not sure on the size of the group you need to feed and if that is doable....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By storybookending
I would suggest talking to your licensor or...

I would suggest talking to your licensor or someone in their office if they have different people cover family daycares than centers, and having someone with the state walk through with you and tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By storybookending
I would tell him I’m a mandated reporter and if I...

I would tell him I’m a mandated reporter and if I saw it again report it.

Growing up we did this and also drove around on the lawnmowers (blades up) and 4 wheelers alone WAYY to young. We would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By storybookending
Curious to why you say you need to give a reason?...

Curious to why you say you need to give a reason? I would just go with something like this:

ďDear DCM,

ABC Daycare is restructuring and will only be able to offer enrollment to children...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-05-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By storybookending
Everyone thatís on my new contracts pays the same...

Everyone thatís on my new contracts pays the same amount by the week regardless on if they are full or part time. They get 10 days a year where they donít have to pay and they can take them whenever...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 705
Posted By storybookending
Would I? No never but some people just donít...

Would I? No never but some people just donít care. Honestly I donít fret about it because clients that are willing to sacrifice care of their child over a few dollars are not the types of people I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By storybookending
Does the father collect any type of social...

Does the father collect any type of social security from his mother dying? You could accept that amount although Iím sure it is probably far less than $1000 a month.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 492
Posted By storybookending
I mean I am in WI so maybe that makes a...

I mean I am in WI so maybe that makes a difference? Interested if BC reads this if she notices a majority of her dcks coming in/leaving wearing coats. What state are you in again CH? I am thinking TN...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 492
Posted By storybookending
Cool Of my 6 daycare families only one actually does...

Of my 6 daycare families only one actually does the noncoats in the car thing. I think itís WAY less common to not wear a coat.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 705
Posted By storybookending
This.

This.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By storybookending
Sounds like she is still tired. I would put her...

Sounds like she is still tired. I would put her in her bed.

Does she only do this for mom? Could someone else do the drop offs?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 492
Posted By storybookending
You also have to consider that not every state...

You also have to consider that not every state gets to a cold enough temp where hypothermia would even begin to set it whereas the temperature only needs to be in the upper 70s or low 80s (not sure...
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