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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Second Home
I have a large backyard , at the very edge of my...

I have a large backyard , at the very edge of my property is a steep dropoff. I was told that I would need the whole backyard fenced .
So I put up the wire cattle fencing in the wooded area and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 474
Posted By Second Home
I am so sorry for your loss.

I am so sorry for your loss.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By Second Home
I hate math but love earlier pick up more .

I hate math but love earlier pick up more .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By Second Home
I do a tiered rate . I let people know that each...

I do a tiered rate . I let people know that each family can have a different weekly rate depending on pick up time , earlier pick up is less. I also let them know that pick up time factors into the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,000
Posted By Second Home
Lack of Available Childcare

I just had my unannounced inspection yesterday . I have a new licensor ( first time meeting her) and we were talking after everything was done . I asked about MD excells ( stars program) . I asked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By Second Home
I have always had many different kinds of pets...

I have always had many different kinds of pets while doing daycare.
Some they can see ( but not touch) in their cage like the lizzards and guinea pig . I only let possible new clients meet my dogs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By Second Home
Dcm asked how to get around me sending dck home...

Dcm asked how to get around me sending dck home when it happens.
She said that she can't leave work every time.

Now dcm says that the Dr has been monitoring dck for reflux since 12 months and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By Second Home
The episodes seem random .It happened once a...

The episodes seem random .It happened once a month ago , then fine the next week ,3 times two weeks ago , once last week.

Of course dcm said it never happens at home but dcd said that it happened...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By Second Home
When Is It Throwing Up vs Spitting Up?

I have a dck who is 15 months old. As an infant she spit up all the time . Then around 9 months it stopped . Now she has begun doing it again .
Because she is eating table food I consider this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By Second Home
Our regulations state no more than 30 minutes per...

Our regulations state no more than 30 minutes per week of screen time for children over 2 , zero screen time for children under 2.

I'm not taking any more school aged kids but when I did have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By Second Home
I have it in my policies that I close if they...

I have it in my policies that I close if they declare a state of emergency.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,406
Posted By Second Home
I am not going to enroll this family . I just...

I am not going to enroll this family . I just feel like she is going to retaliate somehow.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,406
Posted By Second Home
I haven't signed the contract and they actually...

I haven't signed the contract and they actually never even filled out the form completely , just signed the back. No money or anything to hold the spot .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,406
Posted By Second Home
I did contact licensing and she referred it to...

I did contact licensing and she referred it to the nurse . Here licensing does not like to get involved in much other than making sure we are compliant with regulations ( I thought the vaccine would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,406
Posted By Second Home
All my other dck do have vaccine records in their...

All my other dck do have vaccine records in their file . After each vaccine I am given an computer printed copy of the newly given vaccine .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,406
Posted By Second Home
I was willing to work with her when she said a...

I was willing to work with her when she said a vaccine , I just don't know how long it will take to get up to date on that many.

The health Dept nurse said that I can't deny care for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,406
Posted By Second Home
I'm going to have to add a policy about only...

I'm going to have to add a policy about only accepting children with up to date vaccines.
Never needed one until now .

I'm in MD . Here parents can claim religious beliefs to not vaccinate ....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,406
Posted By Second Home
Claiming Religious Exemption and Medical Reasons

I have a family that intervied last week and wants to begin care ( supposed to be today). They signed the contract but I didn't and the contract is not even completely filled out. During the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 953
Posted By Second Home
Two dck today , both families have the day off

Two dck today , both families have the day off
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By Second Home
I have it in my handbook that I may close in a...

I have it in my handbook that I may close in a state if emergency , it's my choice . I once had a parent wanting to bring their child when we were expecting a hurricane .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By Second Home
I type out a letter for each family with the...

I type out a letter for each family with the total amount paid for the year and my tax id info.
The letter must be signed agreeing to the amount paid. We both get a copy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By Second Home
Also , dogs look for their or another dogs scent...

Also , dogs look for their or another dogs scent . So don't clean up all the poop in their new area every time they go.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By Second Home
Here in Md a child must have an action plan from...

Here in Md a child must have an action plan from their Dr if they have allergies or asthma .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,193
Posted By Second Home
Yes .

Yes .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By Second Home
I thank everyone for their responses I talked...

I thank everyone for their responses
I talked it though for a few days with my DH , and he agrees that it is just too much risk and he knows how much of a worrier I am and .
Even with napping in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,059
Posted By Second Home
That is awesome , great job.

That is awesome , great job.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By Second Home
Infant with Reflux

I had 2 interviews for my infant spot within the last week .
Both interviews went well , both want the spot .

The second told me that the baby(5 weeks old ) has reflux . She takes medication for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By Second Home
You could make some wood shelving units to create...

You could make some wood shelving units to create a wall between the entrance area and the kids area . The kids side could be toy storage and the front could have a cubby / bench for the kids to sit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,233
Posted By Second Home
I currently have 4 families out of 6 who work for...

I currently have 4 families out of 6 who work for the school system .
I offer credit for snow days ( easier for me if I don't have to worry about cleaning the walk/driveway) and summer vacations ....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5,603
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 606,987
Posted By Second Home
:eek:

:eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By Second Home
I'm doing the dck's handprints on flower pots and...

I'm doing the dck's handprints on flower pots and planting flowers in them .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,140
Posted By Second Home
I accept cash or checks . 99% of the time it is...

I accept cash or checks . 99% of the time it is handed to me or put on the sign in clipboard while I am standing there .

I have 1 sa kid who sometimes had it in his backpack. He always forgot to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5,603
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 606,987
Posted By Second Home
They probably have insurance which is why they...

They probably have insurance which is why they only have a $100 co-pay . The total bill is going to be probably at least $200 for an urgent care visit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,060
Posted By Second Home
I charge a flat weekly fee for before / after...

I charge a flat weekly fee for before / after school care whether the child is here or not .
On snow days or school closings there is an additional fee IF I have room to take the child . There is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 935
Posted By Second Home
Something else to consider if you are licensed . ...

Something else to consider if you are licensed .

Are you licensed to do care on the weekends ? Here we must be licensed for weekends , evenings and nights in addition to a regular license.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,323
Posted By Second Home
I have a to go backpack . It has copies of all...

I have a to go backpack . It has copies of all the kids emergency cards , a first aid kit , flashlight, battery powered radio and some other items . I keep it near the garage so if I have to leave I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 230,786
Posted By Second Home
Before they left I changed my contract to cash...

Before they left I changed my contract to cash and personal check only , she wrote in money orders on the contract :lol: . I told her no more money orders cash or check only and she lost it . She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 230,786
Posted By Second Home
Not really she got fired from the bank .

Not really she got fired from the bank .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 230,786
Posted By Second Home
Some may remember my difficult dcm ( money order...

Some may remember my difficult dcm ( money order weirdness) that terminated care last June because they were moving yet still live down the street . Well she called yesterday to see if I would like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By Second Home
IN MD we don't , but no one is allowed to be...

IN MD we don't , but no one is allowed to be alone with the dck unless a licensed sub . So no visitors can be alone with the dck.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By Second Home
If I didn't offer part time care I would have no...

If I didn't offer part time care I would have no current clients.
I do let all families know that a full time family may possibly replace any part time family . And I would give the part time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,387
Posted By Second Home
Looking for it .

Looking for it .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,387
Posted By Second Home
I am sure all states differ but here in MD we...

I am sure all states differ but here in MD we must allow ( we can not deny any therapy visits) a therapist to visit a child and have therapy in a child care home .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,501
Posted By Second Home
Many HE front load washers do not drain fully and...

Many HE front load washers do not drain fully and water sits in the bottom of the machine . This leads to a mildew smell from the dirty sitting water in the machine . You must manually drain the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,722
Posted By Second Home
In MD we need to keep all children's files for 2...

In MD we need to keep all children's files for 2 years . Check with licensing in your area to see what they require.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,668
Posted By Second Home
HFM just went through all my DCK . I excluded a...

HFM just went through all my DCK . I excluded a minimum of 7 days and until all the blisters had to be dried up . I did offer 1 family half off their fee ( they refused and paid me the full amount) .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,687
Posted By Second Home
Stars is still voluntary here too . But you can...

Stars is still voluntary here too . But you can not accept state pay clients unless you enroll . I always said that I am done when starts becomes mandatory,
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,043
Posted By Second Home
I meant to say at least 7 days from onset of...

I meant to say at least 7 days from onset of symptoms.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,043
Posted By Second Home
I haven't responded to their text yet , I'm just...

I haven't responded to their text yet , I'm just trying to find the right words . I do plan on telling them that he needs have all the blisters dried up before returning, there would be no way to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,043
Posted By Second Home
Second child confirmed with HFM . Though the Dr...

Second child confirmed with HFM . Though the Dr said he is no longer contagious .
If he only started showing spots on Tuesday how is he not contagious on Wednesday .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,043
Posted By Second Home
Yes , I got a note from the Dr stating non...

Yes , I got a note from the Dr stating non infected bug bites .
The spots did not look like any bug bite I have seen that is why I told them they needed to see a Dr .

Is this just a coincidence...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,043
Posted By Second Home
Sooooo . Today I send home 16 month old with...

Sooooo .
Today I send home 16 month old with spots . No visible spots when he got here at 7am . Change his diaper around 9am and a few spots so I put on diaper cream . By 11 am diaper change lots of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,043
Posted By Second Home
So the Dr said it is bug bites . They have seen...

So the Dr said it is bug bites . They have seen many cases of HFM and this is definatly not HFM . So we will see on Friday what it looks like .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,218
Posted By Second Home
I have to log in every time I want to come on the...

I have to log in every time I want to come on the site , it will not remember me even when I check the box .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,043
Posted By Second Home
HFM Question

Does hfm always start on the palms , soles of the feet and in the mouth?

I have a 11 month who had 2 bumps on the top of her foot last week , red but not a bug bite . More like a blister but no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,133
Posted By Second Home
I am usually asked 2 things right away 1. how...

I am usually asked 2 things right away
1. how long I have been doing child care , I reply with Lic since 2003 .
2. what are my rates . I reply with it depends on your child's schedule . And ask...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,174
Posted By Second Home
My son had groin hernias ( both sides , though...

My son had groin hernias ( both sides , though you only noticed it on one side),we first noticed it at about a month old .You could see a huge lump sometimes 4-5 inches long under his skin .Sometimes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,179
Posted By Second Home
Here in MD all children under 2 must be in a crib...

Here in MD all children under 2 must be in a crib or pack in play unless I have permission from the parent in writing that their child can move to a cot . So I would have to talk to a parent about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,296
Posted By Second Home
Not 100% true ( per an ADA representative). If...

Not 100% true ( per an ADA representative). If putting in a ramp is not cost prohibited to your business you would be required to have a wheelchair ramp built . So a daycare who has a high income...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5,603
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 606,987
Posted By Second Home
Why is it that when you difficult family leaves...

Why is it that when you difficult family leaves another seems to become the replacement difficult family . It was a nice peaceful summer with the difficult family gone until now.

Ever since...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,757
Posted By Second Home
Here in MD if a child has allergies we must have...

Here in MD if a child has allergies we must have a action plan filled out by the allergist/ Dr with all information , reaction symptoms and medical instructions . It must be on the state form , no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,488
Posted By Second Home
happyface

happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By Second Home
happyface

happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,450
Posted By Second Home
I enrolled a 3 child family when their previous...

I enrolled a 3 child family when their previous provider terminated care because she needed 1 of their spots for a family member . So it does happen .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By Second Home
After hours or on the weekends.

After hours or on the weekends.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,442
Posted By Second Home
This is what I Before/after school care is...

This is what I

Before/after school care is provided for a weekly rate of $________ and includes care for children from 7am until the school bus arrives at approximately 8am and care after the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-03-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 32,059
Posted By Second Home
I believe you will need a fence around it . You...

I believe you will need a fence around it . You will not be able to just fill it in if it's considered wetlands . So you should check with the county first .
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-03-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 32,059
Posted By Second Home
I am also in MD and I am required to have a...

I am also in MD and I am required to have a fenced in play area .
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 07-31-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,427
Posted By Second Home
For the last few years I compared the actual cost...

For the last few years I compared the actual cost of daycare food bought to the standard deduction allowed on taxes . The standard deduction actually gave me a higher $ amount .

And I am not on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,362
Posted By Second Home
I don't take it personally but sometimes it is...

I don't take it personally but sometimes it is hard not to .

There have been times when I have told a friend ( not a dcp) about all the costs with running a daycare ,the regulations , all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5,603
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 606,987
Posted By Second Home
Very sad . I love of their music .

Very sad . I love of their music .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5,603
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 606,987
Posted By Second Home
I tell you last week your child needs to be...

I tell you last week your child needs to be accident free here for 2 weeks before we try underwear and since he had an accident that day the 2 weeks starts over .
Yesterday I let you know that you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By Second Home
Got it . Thanks !!

Got it . Thanks !!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By Second Home
That is all I have for this particular dck , but...

That is all I have for this particular dck , but with this dcm I want something in writing .:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By Second Home
Returning Items

Does anyone have a letter they use to prove they have returned all of a child's personal belongings after they leave care ?
I would like to have something in writing that the parent has to sign...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,455
Posted By Second Home
I can't view the pics :( . What breeds do you...

I can't view the pics :( . What breeds do you have .

I got 3 cayuga ducklings 2 weeks ago . happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,887
Posted By Second Home
Here we are only allowed 30 min of screen time...

Here we are only allowed 30 min of screen time per week . Any more then that we have to write up an educational plan , not worth all the paperwork in my opinion .

I have put a holiday show on for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,384
Posted By Second Home
Be sure that it is symptom free without...

Be sure that it is symptom free without medication .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,701
Posted By Second Home
That is just an excuse for not having to set...

That is just an excuse for not having to set rules for her child . I have a son ( who is now 13) , yes he sometimes got wild as did my daughter but they learned the time and place to be wild and when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,470
Posted By Second Home
I use closet hanging organizer things . Each...

I use closet hanging organizer things . Each child has a place for blanket , pillow( folded in half) and security item if needed . Since they are cloth cubes one child's items never touch another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,812
Posted By Second Home
I have 2 dogs currently and have have had dogs...

I have 2 dogs currently and have have had dogs the whole time I have run a daycare . I even had 3 different litters of puppies while running a daycare . My licensing rep even did her inspection...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By Second Home
I charge more for infant ( here 0-24 months is...

I charge more for infant ( here 0-24 months is considered infant) as we can only have 2 . I have another rate for 2-5 years and a before and after care rate . If a school age child needs all day care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,488
Posted By Second Home
I should have added that here in MD you must have...

I should have added that here in MD you must have 2 substitutes , they have to be finger printed and background check but nothing else as far as classes or training . You are limited as to how many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,103
Posted By Second Home
When I moved from one county to the next ( but...

When I moved from one county to the next ( but stayed in the same state) I also had to renew everything for my whole family .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,488
Posted By Second Home
I have seen a few local providers looking to hire...

I have seen a few local providers looking to hire back up help so they don't have to close . None have found anyone that I know of as I still see the same ads every week .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By Second Home
No alarms or extra security systems , that is...

No alarms or extra security systems , that is what my dogs are for ;) . I did have one of those remote doorbells that trigger when someone enters the driveway but it kept going off for no reason so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,615
Posted By Second Home
I have had single parent dads as clients where...

I have had single parent dads as clients where the mom was not in the picture at all .

I usually try to hold all my interviews when my dh is home , he may not be in the same room but available if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By Second Home
All I use is plastic outside toys . Cleaning and...

All I use is plastic outside toys . Cleaning and storage is much easier.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By Second Home
In addition to traditional type blocks I have a...

In addition to traditional type blocks I have a bunch of plastic ( solo type ) cups in different colors and right now I have the cardboard inserts from toilet paper and paper towels . The 3 yr old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2017, 09:18 AM
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Posted By Second Home
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,372
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Here in MD we can not have trampolines on the...

Here in MD we can not have trampolines on the property.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,156
Posted By Second Home
I also wait for nap time or if I am really...

I also wait for nap time or if I am really desperate and have to make the call I will put on the tv :eek: .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,156
Posted By Second Home
Yes, they call me to schedule an appt , come out...

Yes, they call me to schedule an appt , come out and call me with the results within a week . Then I get a paper copy of the results a few weeks later.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,156
Posted By Second Home
I do have well water . When the health dept comes...

I do have well water . When the health dept comes out to test they take the airator (sp) off the faucet , spray bleach solution to make sure there is no bacteria on the faucet and then fill a small...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,609
Posted By Second Home
Here all non school aged children are required to...

Here all non school aged children are required to have a rest time per the regs .

We are only allowed 30 minutes of tv per week . So no movies for a child who does not nap .

I will not take a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,850
Posted By Second Home
If it were me I would not have a special craft...

If it were me I would not have a special craft ready for her every Tuesday if you are not sure she is coming . She could just color for her art time . I would also have a quick / easy snack like an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,443
Posted By Second Home
I find that most parents will tell me where they...

I find that most parents will tell me where they work without even having to ask . But I would ask if they have not told me first .

Also our state required paperwork has a place where parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,119
Posted By Second Home
I have this happen too . If there is a day where...

I have this happen too . If there is a day where I know I have to leave right at 5 I tell all my dcp . I let them know they have to be on time or early because of an appt if they can not be early or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,800
Posted By Second Home
All my dck have loved to play kitchen . I have...

All my dck have loved to play kitchen . I have had kids as young as 15 months begin to really play and mimic cooking .
My sa kids still even play kitchen .
I have a set of bins with the food and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,070
Posted By Second Home
I hand out my days off/vacation schedule for 4...

I hand out my days off/vacation schedule for 4 months at a time . That way I can plan things later and not have to decide in Dec when I will be taking my summer vacation .
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