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Forum: Curriculum 08-23-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,840
Posted By HeatherB
I pay for it.. a big tax write off! More I can...

I pay for it.. a big tax write off! More I can write off the less taxes I pay.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,670
Posted By HeatherB
ITA with the thanksgiving notice. ((HUGS)) on...

ITA with the thanksgiving notice. ((HUGS)) on finding new source of income.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,835
Posted By HeatherB
Shes avoiding you for a reason.. FILL your spots!

Shes avoiding you for a reason.. FILL your spots!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-23-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,567
Posted By HeatherB
You cna claim your meals and snack on taxes ONLY...

You cna claim your meals and snack on taxes ONLY if you provide it. It is so worth just providing it and writing off on taxes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,054
Posted By HeatherB
Shoes off at door placed in basket... Only rule I...

Shoes off at door placed in basket... Only rule I have for sock is if they take off they must immediatly put in their shoes. I will NOT hunt for missing socks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,227
Posted By HeatherB
Will she CIO again after waking up from the 30...

Will she CIO again after waking up from the 30 min nap.. I would leave her alone for a bit to see if she falls back to sleep. She probably knows that you will come rescue her as soon as she wakes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,447
Posted By HeatherB
How about the wigglier... stay with him an extra...

How about the wigglier... stay with him an extra 5-10 minutes rubbing back! Do you have a relaxing cd? If not go to the library and get one!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,568
Posted By HeatherB
I charge $100 a week or $25 a day.

I charge $100 a week or $25 a day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,785
Posted By HeatherB
Order the buttercups only... I would only allow...

Order the buttercups only... I would only allow one hour to an hour and half.. their attention span will not hold long.

**I never used buttercups...i just gave suggetion on the time and age.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 82,871
Posted By HeatherB
I would love 2 see it also..cannot open

I would love 2 see it also..cannot open
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 07-21-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 242,690
Posted By HeatherB
Ladies...FYI this post is OVER 2 years old.

Ladies...FYI this post is OVER 2 years old.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,186
Posted By HeatherB
:eek: I cannot believe that you RECYCLE milk...

:eek:
I cannot believe that you RECYCLE milk that is not drank from others. YUCK
I also cannot believe that you strap their plates off and recycle the scraps per say... I am sorry by my child would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,994
Posted By HeatherB
I have used it the past 3 years... Love it better...

I have used it the past 3 years... Love it better then other out there.. I have tried about 8 other curriculum.
Forum: Curriculum 07-01-2010, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,699
Posted By HeatherB
I personally LOVE Adventures in Learning...

I personally LOVE Adventures in Learning Curriculum... at www.ailcurriculum.com
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,872
Posted By HeatherB
care.com sittercity.com

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sittercity.com
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,309
Posted By HeatherB
If it was me.... this Friday after she hands you...

If it was me.... this Friday after she hands you your payment.. I would kindly say that since she lied to you today is her last day with you... as I feel that you will never see that next weeks pay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,648
Posted By HeatherB
one of mt foster son is ODD ADHD! postive...

one of mt foster son is ODD ADHD! postive reinforcement & giving him choices seem 2 limit the outbursts here. Not an easy task..but please remember he has no control over how he behaves it is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,453
Posted By HeatherB
misol... ITA think they are the same.

misol... ITA think they are the same.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 18,073
Posted By HeatherB
I have stated in my handbook that every parent...

I have stated in my handbook that every parent must knock once before entering. I have dogs and this tells them that someone is walking in. THey bark and greet the person HOWEVER if it is not person...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,316
Posted By HeatherB
We are doing the foot print ones this year......

We are doing the foot print ones this year... something different.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 42,637
Posted By HeatherB
Thanks...my mistake with all these different...

Thanks...my mistake with all these different handle names:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 42,637
Posted By HeatherB
That is also being taught in my home too! But...

That is also being taught in my home too! But come on a 6yo in time out for 45 minutes.... i dare you since you are so up front... ask all your parents if they would agree with this? I bet they wont!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 42,637
Posted By HeatherB
I am fairly new here on this site....however I...

I am fairly new here on this site....however I have plenty of years experience in childcare PLUS training and classes for foster care license. My county would frown against time out for 45...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,345
Posted By HeatherB
Yes..exactly!

Yes..exactly!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 42,637
Posted By HeatherB
This is what I have learned through training and...

This is what I have learned through training and classes...HOWEVER the minutes dont start until they are not throwing a fit and are not playing around.

I feel that 45 minutes is by far tooo...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,345
Posted By HeatherB
Ok my 2 cents worth... only a few on this site...

Ok my 2 cents worth... only a few on this site with help with proper gripping. They have to the triangle, clover, Stetro ones... they are on the left hand side..

YOu can find them at walmart...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,790
Posted By HeatherB
I would call the producers to see if it is legit...

I would call the producers to see if it is legit and do your research BEFORE agreeing!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,149
Posted By HeatherB
1) What hours are you open? ^30 am-515pm 2)...

1) What hours are you open? ^30 am-515pm

2) Are you at full capacity? yes BUT 2 days a week i could have one more kid

3) How much do you charge? $100 a week or $25 a day

4) Do you teach...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,419
Posted By HeatherB
Yeap very simple... Like stated above IRS.GOV......

Yeap very simple... Like stated above IRS.GOV... search for EIN number... can fill out online and sumbit ASAP.
Forum: Curriculum 06-10-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,600
Posted By HeatherB
Janet I agree that many children these days are...

Janet I agree that many children these days are not being taught the basic manners, how to be friends to others and how to show repect. The schools and parents are all acedemically forced!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,684
Posted By HeatherB
I personally like AIL better! They are very...

I personally like AIL better! They are very adaptable with variety of ages!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,830
Posted By HeatherB
My helper is my hubby so We dont actually pay...

My helper is my hubby so We dont actually pay him...it all goes in the same buisness earnings. But like Momma in MT suggeted.. please talk with your accountant first.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,926
Posted By HeatherB
Glad you got a call for 4 kiddos... look at the...

Glad you got a call for 4 kiddos... look at the brighter side... the no show client wasnt ment to be! MOVE ON.. KEEP deposit and try to forget about them :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,467
Posted By HeatherB
I only have full week and daily.. my daily is...

I only have full week and daily.. my daily is slighly higher then if they atteneded all week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,507
Posted By HeatherB
I heard also that in OHIO they excuse home...

I heard also that in OHIO they excuse home childcare providers too! Never been served though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,731
Posted By HeatherB
HUMMMM yeap i would pass! No need for the drama!

HUMMMM yeap i would pass! No need for the drama!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,926
Posted By HeatherB
This is why you have a deposit.. her loss. Tell...

This is why you have a deposit.. her loss. Tell her that they deposit was securing the spot and if it was her choice not to bring the child then it is her loss.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,831
Posted By HeatherB
As long as you trust him and he is great with the...

As long as you trust him and he is great with the children... go ahead! My hubby is mine since he works evenings:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,710
Posted By HeatherB
Require that all girls that wear dresses have to...

Require that all girls that wear dresses have to also wear shorts underneath.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,842
Posted By HeatherB
Suggest that he sit and pees.. or have him clean...

Suggest that he sit and pees.. or have him clean up himself with your guidance!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,098
Posted By HeatherB
Provider watch has been arounf for many years.. I...

Provider watch has been arounf for many years.. I also wish many more provider know about it. Thinking about advertising them around our town..we so need more providers to take actions.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,234
Posted By HeatherB
As a foster parent Unfortunatly I do not think...

As a foster parent Unfortunatly I do not think they would do anything about this. You can try if you will feel better..they might have had past investigation about safety and such with the family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 41,646
Posted By HeatherB
you were very sweet and nice.....too nice! I...

you were very sweet and nice.....too nice! I agree with short and sweet however very hard to do! I know first hand... I keep trying and that is all tha matters.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,090
Posted By HeatherB
Is she interested in the potty... if she does not...

Is she interested in the potty... if she does not like the diaper on..maybe introduce her to the potty... migth be her way of telling you this! I have had girls in my care potty trained at 18months...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 24,832
Posted By HeatherB
Well put.. this is how I feel too!

Well put.. this is how I feel too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,602
Posted By HeatherB
Well put Nan...,,childcare is also a HIGH HIGH...

Well put Nan...,,childcare is also a HIGH HIGH burn out job. We need our tiem off to refresh to be able to provide the best care possible to children.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,523
Posted By HeatherB
As a mother, a foster mother and a daycare...

As a mother, a foster mother and a daycare provider... I find this also hard to swallow. why would the alleged parent not want to protect other children from becoming victims and speaking out? They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,599
Posted By HeatherB
This is your business you do as you please....

This is your business you do as you please. However if you are afraid of losing clients...limit your missed days...as they will find other care. Over 11 years of childcare I am lucky to take my 10...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,731
Posted By HeatherB
I get 10 paid holidays. 5 sick call off days & 5...

I get 10 paid holidays. 5 sick call off days & 5 days vacation PAID. Any other time I close is UNPAID!
Forum: Curriculum 05-19-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,534
Posted By HeatherB
I used AIL for 3 years... shipping was slow the...

I used AIL for 3 years... shipping was slow the first years first few months as they were new too and overwhelmed with the response to their curriculum. Or it could have been me...the excitement of...
Forum: Curriculum 05-19-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,534
Posted By HeatherB
I have tried most of the pre package curriculum...

I have tried most of the pre package curriculum Plus doing my own (which I might add is very very time consuming). My all time favorite is Adventures in Learning. http://www.ailcurriculum.com/ ...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-17-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,627
Posted By HeatherB
I would wait a longer.. he is probably adjusting...

I would wait a longer.. he is probably adjusting to all the excitment of a new envirnoment. Like another posted stated be thankful he feels comfortable to actually sleep in a new envirnoment!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-17-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 75,063
Posted By HeatherB
If having daily accidents.. this child would not...

If having daily accidents.. this child would not be wearing big girl/boy underware. No way! If they parents want him/her in them.. they deal with the mess!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,336
Posted By HeatherB
Make sure you serve veggies and fruit to also...

Make sure you serve veggies and fruit to also fill them up quicker!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,330
Posted By HeatherB
First one to sign alll paperwork and call you get...

First one to sign alll paperwork and call you get the spot! You will miss many oppotunity if you wait around for possible parents to call or sign on. Move on to the next parent!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 165,942
Posted By HeatherB
Is this your buisness or their buisness? Your...

Is this your buisness or their buisness? Your rules are your rules.. tell they parent that you offer her to read book quietly on the cot but she chooses to sleep. Let her sleep.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,532
Posted By HeatherB
Does sound like a ton of work... we have a summer...

Does sound like a ton of work... we have a summer camp close by our house sponsered by the YMCA.. they have a talent show at the end of camp year...it is a blast to watch.. I would pay to see it..
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,713
Posted By HeatherB
Yeap that is how it is here in OHIO too. Unsure...

Yeap that is how it is here in OHIO too. Unsure if it is different depending on what state you are in.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,319
Posted By HeatherB
If you seroiusly want to try to keep them.. I...

If you seroiusly want to try to keep them.. I would compromise a little on the fee BUT address that it will NOT be compromised again.

I also love what MISSNIKKI said!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,426
Posted By HeatherB
I would immediatly terminate this family..if they...

I would immediatly terminate this family..if they are leaving in 3 weeks anyhow...good riddens. Send home a newsletter stating your illness policy and how they will be strictly enforced since you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,909
Posted By HeatherB
RELAX... you will do just fine.. treat them like...

RELAX... you will do just fine.. treat them like oyur own!;)
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-15-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,260
Posted By HeatherB
Posts

Hi I joined yesterday and made several comments on post.. I have yet to see them on the board. What am I doing wrong?
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-14-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 51,856
Posted By HeatherB
ITA with you here!

ITA with you here!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-14-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 368,076
Posted By HeatherB
ITA.. the best statement yet on here! I am also...

ITA.. the best statement yet on here! I am also an unlicensed home care provider..however OHIO does not require u to be licensed.. I follw all the rules as one and claim taxes also.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,462
Posted By HeatherB
Look at adventures in learning.. they provide all...

Look at adventures in learning.. they provide all supplies too Crayons makers, glue craft materials lesson plans.. worksheets, puppets, calender, music books... all monthly!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,329
Posted By HeatherB
Sitter.com care.com craigslist---becareful...

Sitter.com
care.com
craigslist---becareful here
I have a whole on other computer.. I will gather up and try to post later.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 33,875
Posted By HeatherB
Question #1-scarf and chair- If you feel unsure...

Question #1-scarf and chair- If you feel unsure or uneasy about this situation...go with your gut and be searching for alterntive care before you regret it. I personally feel that a 22 month old in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 20,166
Posted By HeatherB
wow IS ALL I can say! As a childcare provider...

wow IS ALL I can say! As a childcare provider for 11 years and a licensed foster parent with many many hours of training on discpline.

First and for most i do nt believe in letting the child get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,464
Posted By HeatherB
I charge a set amount per week.... I give my...

I charge a set amount per week.... I give my parents 5 missed days PER YEAR without pay... plus an addtional day per year they have been enrolled with me... so if this client has been with me 2...
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