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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By Mariposa
I am so sorry! I don't know, either, to share or...

I am so sorry! I don't know, either, to share or not.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2020, 12:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,166
Posted By Mariposa
Not surprised. We have known kids are less likely...

Not surprised. We have known kids are less likely to show symptoms. We know clustering spreads it like wildfire.

I had an inquiry for a preschooler a couppe of days ago-and I have nobody...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 707
Posted By Mariposa
Please tell me you termed on the spot.

Please tell me you termed on the spot.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By Mariposa
Thanks. I figured it was a setting, and I looked...

Thanks. I figured it was a setting, and I looked and saw it said Anonymous now. After seeing it I started mentioning in a couple of threads my location.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By Mariposa
So cute! I must have been in this business...

So cute!

I must have been in this business so long-it happens all the time..still super cute!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By Mariposa
I noticed recently our location is posted. I was...

I noticed recently our location is posted. I was secretive for some time to remain anonymous but low and behold my location is announced.

I am near some fires but not dangerously close. Not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By Mariposa
My son did this very thing in regular childcare...

My son did this very thing in regular childcare and now at my in-home. Finally, a week before my summer kid left I saw a vast improvement, after 2 things-1) naps resumed and b) I made up a couple of...
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 09-04-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 489
Posted By Mariposa
You missed the boat on one in Battle Ground. ...

You missed the boat on one in Battle Ground.
SWCCC childcares have closed many. You can contact ESD 112.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By Mariposa
Meh I don't know. Half kidding in my response.

Meh I don't know. Half kidding in my response.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By Mariposa
Corporates protect themselves even if it harms...

Corporates protect themselves even if it harms the kids. Left corporate jobs. Looking at you, long-time non profit of 4 letters that was turned i to a Song in the 70s.

I always told my staff to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Mariposa
Try completely ignoring it and let her throw her...

Try completely ignoring it and let her throw her fit, act like nothing happened. May take a couple of times.
:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Mariposa
My son is 3.5 and is doing the same stuff, he is...

My son is 3.5 and is doing the same stuff, he is not the only kid and does not have any conditions.
It is normal development. Practice and patience.
How is her eating and napping? My son was...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-25-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Mariposa
Yes, definitely.

Yes, definitely.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,490
Posted By Mariposa
I want to add that I hope it is not done in cold...

I want to add that I hope it is not done in cold weather-the safety of the child is more important than sticking it to parents.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-25-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Mariposa
Thanks, I just shot off the email.

Thanks, I just shot off the email.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,490
Posted By Mariposa
I am required to have spares in addition to...

I am required to have spares in addition to theirs. My policy is all preschoolers and school-agers who have accidents. I have pics of them, wrote all over them, and would send reminder pics to...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-24-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Mariposa
Aghhhhhh nejcjlvkvmbjdhsnx

That is how I feel with my first reimbursement. Frustrated.


I was not aware there had to be the kidkare enrollment so I submitted the other form the week I opened. Centers never had kidkare so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Mariposa
Love it. I have raffle tickets-just 1 $...

Love it.


I have raffle tickets-just 1 $ at $ Tree. Ae made purses (folded paper, stapled on sides, hole punch ribbon to hang, they decorated). They get to redeem at the student store (all $...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By Mariposa
So upsetting. :(

So upsetting. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 46,654
Posted By Mariposa
Another old post revived. I wonder how the now...

Another old post revived.
I wonder how the now 10 year old is.

Someone on page 1 also from Wa had a good idea going.
It does mean if there is an outbreak the daycare closes.


I have it list...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By Mariposa
Oooh plot twist, the kid wrote it like suggested...

Oooh plot twist, the kid wrote it like suggested above.

I agree about the apology-if you are not sorry don't say you are, and you should not feel you have to be.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By Mariposa
Sounds like my former 2 year old room at the...

Sounds like my former 2 year old room at the center I ran. I walked into the mess and my company gave me not authority for anything.

Teacher removed everything from room.

The kids were not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By Mariposa
Depends on how you feel. If you feel bothered, ...

Depends on how you feel. If you feel bothered, then change your VM and anywhere else or send a quick text. I wouldn't ignore someone-they mY think you're rude and move on.

For me, I am not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By Mariposa
I had a mom who is otherwise great, and probably...

I had a mom who is otherwise great, and probably did it to protect him-age 5- not knowing my intentions, but she openly told me in the 1st meeting he had behavioral issues. 2nd neet I provided the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By Mariposa
I also like to gauge reactions in person vs text....

I also like to gauge reactions in person vs text. You can lie through text so much easier.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Mariposa
*meant to say that the staff needed the bathroom ...

*meant to say that the staff needed the bathroom and I had 5 fires to put out then I would forget.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Mariposa
I have done opposite. I left centers because it...

I have done opposite.
I left centers because it was too much for me.

Pro: guaranteed income, insurance in the right setting-depenss on what job role you have.

Cons: staffing, corporate, less...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By Mariposa
I would aquire the teacher's name from kid and...

I would aquire the teacher's name from kid and ask parent "she keeps talking about X, sounds like she has fun" and see how the convo goes or her face.

Or
"I noticed you work 5 days a week but she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By Mariposa
That is true, always consider the family's...

That is true, always consider the family's culture and listen to parents' speech habits...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By Mariposa
It is normal and ok at 4. Just keep gently...

It is normal and ok at 4. Just keep gently repeating the sentence correctly, maybe take the dolls out and talk things out in a non confrontational way, point them out in books, etc.
They won't be 30...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Mariposa
What does 4 days accomplish? It probably takes an...

What does 4 days accomplish? It probably takes an hour of congregating to spread it. Weddings, church ceremonies, and parties aren't 4 days long and people are getting sick from them. Or really just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Mariposa
Unless I am given $ to buy the house nextdoor...

Unless I am given $ to buy the house nextdoor that is for rent and get staff to make it a center, I don't have space for infants and toddlers and I don't want to deal with choking risks and having to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Mariposa
New Remote Learning Schedule

They rolled out the schedule today with my district.
8:40a-230p, mix of live Zooms with class and teacher, group projects.

Uh...NOPE. People complained that 2 hours of work at your leisure was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,894
Posted By Mariposa
One reason I feel u safe in centers-even as s...

One reason I feel u safe in centers-even as s center employee and Director. So many staff do not check. Medication, old milk, cigarettes, lighters...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By Mariposa
I feel you! I just bought so much starting up...

I feel you! I just bought so much starting up when covid hit and nobody wants care. I thought people were gonna flock to the much needed service?
I promote like crazy and no inquiries other than 1-2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Mariposa
Eeek, snakes. Is the bleach effective being...

Eeek, snakes.

Is the bleach effective being in the sun? Or do you keep it shaded?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Mariposa
Outside Toys Cleaning

I don't know why in all my years it never occured to me that if we are cleaning toys daily (in my state of Wa we sanitize toys daily) we should sanitize the outside toys.
Esp. with Covid.

What...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Mariposa
*economics. Tried editing and it did not work....

*economics. Tried editing and it did not work. Technology...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Mariposa
Ecnomics: -laminated menu (personalized for...

Ecnomics:
-laminated menu (personalized for daycare name, landmarks. Ex stack of pancakes called Mt. Fuji)

-laminated $ for it.
-small fold up table for diners.


Plastic masks you can spray...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By Mariposa
I totally get that. Many people don't get...

I totally get that. Many people don't get themselves involved because they don't want to get hurt or killed themselves. And provider priority should be kids. I would feel I have failed my kids and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Mariposa
If you don't have access to machines- If you...

If you don't have access to machines-
If you have access to clean without kids and the ability for the school's kitchen sink or your own you can get a mesh bag and a large container. Fill it with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Mariposa
When I worked at a school I was allowed to use...

When I worked at a school I was allowed to use their speedy dishwasher. I bagged items in a mesh bag-called laundry or sport ball bags. You may ask to use their laundry services or get the OK to take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Mariposa
I do have a website :) Made it last weekend ...

I do have a website :) Made it last weekend

Just made a free wix site but without paying it won't show up on search engines, and without straight up domain I can't just say go to abc.com or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By Mariposa
Horrible! But a reminder -do not get involved. I...

Horrible! But a reminder -do not get involved. I don't mean this as an attack on the provider, but if she protected the children by moving them away and calling the police he probably would not have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By Mariposa
I just bought on OfferUp or Marketplace or...

I just bought on OfferUp or Marketplace or something a coffee table with removable top. I work with older kids so I am not worried about pinching from the lid.
We are sanding and painting it pretty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Mariposa
Great questions. I am in a very populated area....

Great questions. I am in a very populated area. Daycare is always a need, and many places have closed. However, there is a new center being built catering to my child's newly built school-thst may be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Mariposa
*online posts for FB and Craigslist are per week.

*online posts for FB and Craigslist are per week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Mariposa
How Long...

Warning, long post.

When you first started-how long did it take to gain families?
Can't help but feel discouraged, despite knowing going in that it will be tough.
I have read it takes awhile...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 41,232
Posted By Mariposa
Well, now I am curious.. 12 years later...where...

Well, now I am curious..
12 years later...where are they now? Did she make it back from Korea? Did he quit the military and take a civilian job because his son was more important? Did he get raised...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By Mariposa
Dang, sucks. We have a great district in general....

Dang, sucks. We have a great district in general. We get chromebooks...although not the best.... We have all we need personally but a webcam and microphone, so we had to borrow one. We were going to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By Mariposa
I take it the schools aren't offering? My...

I take it the schools aren't offering? My district has chrome books kids can check out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Mariposa
I have a once of month 30-60 minute electronic...

I have a once of month 30-60 minute electronic time (I have older kids. Electronics arent just tablets and such-last time a parent had their child bring an electronic horse or something) and my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By Mariposa
I agree. I can make some small accomodations but...

I agree. I can make some small accomodations but I cannot cater to everyone's wish. They can go to a daycare that does that, you won't be the right fit.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-03-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 69,246
Posted By Mariposa
When I did billing as a Director for...

When I did billing as a Director for childcare..it took me a couple of hours a week in my already packed day...if I took off charges for every time a child was sick (or "sick"...."I don't have to pay...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-03-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By Mariposa
Late to the post---but kids are very resilient...

Late to the post---but kids are very resilient and like a lot of surroundings.

They tend to hate drop off, but don't let that fool you! They tend to also hate being picked up, they're having so...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-03-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By Mariposa
Sounds fine to me. As an experienced provider,...

Sounds fine to me. As an experienced provider, your kiddo is A-OK.
They cat nap quite a bit at daycare because the environment is different. Very normal. I wouldn't stress the eating or...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-03-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,279
Posted By Mariposa
Havent read all the comments--- sure it's...

Havent read all the comments---
sure it's Lysol, and not having dampness on the tush?

My son will get it sometimes, he's not much older. We don't Lysol his butt, LOL.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-03-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,397
Posted By Mariposa
This is old, but my 2 cents for others in similar...

This is old, but my 2 cents for others in similar situations:

The lady may be racist, and she may be a B. And leaving an unhappy child unattended during play time is not OK. What is OK---yes, it...
Forum: Curriculum 08-03-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,361
Posted By Mariposa
Be resourceful with paper if not already. Cut in...

Be resourceful with paper if not already. Cut in halves or quarters. Use computer paper for doodles, construction for teacher-led projects.
Use a scrap bin for using little bits so they don't use a...
Forum: Curriculum 08-03-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,261
Posted By Mariposa
For future readers: Put things in taped up...

For future readers:

Put things in taped up plastic baggies-leaves, dirt (or crushed oreos-sugary but edible if you're worried about dirt and accedental digestion), ground up cheerios (sand) for...
Forum: Curriculum 08-03-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By Mariposa
What I do is look at seasons, holidays, and wacky...

What I do is look at seasons, holidays, and wacky holidays. Can I make a fun and educational week on the topic? Then I gather the subtopics so I can touch on a variety of things.
I balance the type...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By Mariposa
Process Art: creating your own art and having no...

Process Art: creating your own art and having no end result. It is about the process.
Product Art: having a finish product (think: Pinterest)


I do both. I think children need to be creative,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By Mariposa
Where I am, we cannot have anything but temper...

Where I am, we cannot have anything but temper resistant.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By Mariposa
Thanks. I am ok, though. I love working and never...

Thanks. I am ok, though. I love working and never keep track of hours. Never did in a job. One of the only things I liked being a center Director over the years-workjng whenever. I liked being able...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By Mariposa
It is pretty simple-if I use 5 for daycare a and...

It is pretty simple-if I use 5 for daycare a and 1 on the weekend, I put in the percentage of what I use. It is a Costco box, lasts a bit. Same price each time.
My spreadsheet is pretty easy once...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 552
Posted By Mariposa
I would question why she was so nonchalant about...

I would question why she was so nonchalant about their abuse and why the son works there when she knows or isn't surprised.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By Mariposa
Hard answer. On one hand-they may be in a...

Hard answer.
On one hand-they may be in a hardship financially, and if you're in good financial position, it is a nice, compassionate thing to do. It also could give you bonus points-they may be out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By Mariposa
That is true. I have been keeping tabs of...

That is true. I have been keeping tabs of everything shared and percentage-down to the trashbags :) I do have nonschool day and before|after so I calculate hours of care in the week for it, but it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By Mariposa
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By Mariposa
It was never specified if the $42 a yard was...

It was never specified if the $42 a yard was cubic or not. I assumed it was not which is why I guessed the price. But luckily it isn't. But my hard size would only allow for a little plastic...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By Mariposa
I am a little confused. It seems like a vent...

I am a little confused. It seems like a vent about a situation 7 years ago from someone who no longer works there?


I have been a Director but I have worked with a lot of horrible Directors-I...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 07-20-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 0
Wgr
Views: 318
Posted By Mariposa
Wgr

I have more dumb questions and find that there is so much in the cacfp book to go through.

If something is over 50% whole grain does it need the other 2 ingredients as a whole grain? Does the rul...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 07-10-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 816
Posted By Mariposa
Thanks to all! I am on the food program. It...

Thanks to all!

I am on the food program. It is different than when I was at a center-at a center my cook would have to submit the menu with corrections and list cubed vs sliced for cheese, if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By Mariposa
Super strange. I'm now on the computer and it is...

Super strange. I'm now on the computer and it is showing the thread in replies, as if I did not hit edit, in addition to a double post for all of it.

Ideally, the response where it looks like I...
Forum: Curriculum 07-08-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,451
Posted By Mariposa
Hammer teeth-playdough and golf tees

Hammer teeth-playdough and golf tees
Forum: Curriculum 07-08-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,451
Posted By Mariposa
This is old but for me, I have a 5 senses theme...

This is old but for me, I have a 5 senses theme coming up:

August has National Smile Week, and the following awareness months: wellness, immunization, eye health, and eye exam.

M AM: Marco...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By Mariposa
This forum acts way differently than any I have...

This forum acts way differently than any I have done.

I posted, made some fat finger typos, edited. It made a new post sans picture. I opened up the new one to edit stating double posting, and hit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By Mariposa
Table Cover

We bought a new dining table a few months back, before knowing we would have a childcare.
Not wanting to damage it, I bought a vinyl cover. Well-it did the job, but it kept moving, looked bulky, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By Mariposa
I think that it will look so nice to have...

I think that it will look so nice to have barkchips but for how long? Maybe I can have a deck that extends out to the storm drain and then have a raised platform. Keep the grass. Probably better...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By Mariposa
Is it really 6 feet fall space for little things...

Is it really 6 feet fall space for little things like a little plastic slide, half tires, etc? Like 3 feet up maximum for 3 year olds plus.

That is what is so maddening. I get fall zones but 6...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By Mariposa
Update: my licensor reminded me of the 6 ft fall...

Update: my licensor reminded me of the 6 ft fall zone (so in a small yard it means nothing-and I want some grass and I have a sprinkler system a stupid storm drain that causes some issues with space....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By Mariposa
Have your contract state if you find out they...

Have your contract state if you find out they have lied about their whereabouts or disclose it you can term them because while it is their business to get themselves exposed they can't bring it to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By Mariposa
I think arguing is actually OK to an extent-it...

I think arguing is actually OK to an extent-it teaches them to use their voice and stand up for themselves. But follow the rules of being respectful (no put downs, yelling, hitting). I used to tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,214
Posted By Mariposa
I have a window of time that is "acceptable" and...

I have a window of time that is "acceptable" and once food is away it is away. Plan enough for expected kids. But they have to hurry if they are cutting it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2020, 07:28 AM
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Views: 920
Posted By Mariposa
I worked somewhere that used HiMama and we liked...

I worked somewhere that used HiMama and we liked it better than the whatever program my next company did. But I don't recall details and never knew pricing.
I hear Procare stepped. It. Up. They...
Forum: Curriculum 07-06-2020, 07:31 AM
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Views: 319
Posted By Mariposa
Daily Categories

An idea to go along weekly themes:

*Have an underlining theme such as honesty, integrity, etc.

*I do daily categories of my weekly themes:

Music & Movement Mondays
To The Moon|Take 5...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By Mariposa
I can see both sides. If the child was...

I can see both sides. If the child was manipulating and whining don't give in. Or if you give him the respect and provide an offer and he abuses it then you can remove the privilege. But I think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By Mariposa
Maybe he needs to bring in noise cancelling...

Maybe he needs to bring in noise cancelling headphones-of course that is between him and his parents but maybe just suggest it to him?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By Mariposa
Looks like I cannot edit. I realized my...

Looks like I cannot edit.

I realized my location was horrible so the new place is 17 by 14 so 6.8 cubic feet. Not sure of price But like 2k. Ugghhh no $ for that without the 2nd stimulus without...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-04-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 528
Posted By Mariposa
Finally Registered

I have been to the forum for about a year or two now. Now that I finally opened my own in-home I figured I have been posting enough to register. And I wanted to post a picture, thinking it would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By Mariposa
Want to add: I think the space is pretty small...

Want to add: I think the space is pretty small and I don't want swings -space, safety, etc. And I don't most likely want the play structure right against the house where my only good play space...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By Mariposa
Question Playgrounds & Barkchips

(I am not new, but finally registered because I thought I could add images. Opened my in-home childcare last week. 20years experience, 15 in centers titles ranging Assistant-Director.)


My yard...
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