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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,227
Posted By thatdivalady
The mother was at school and the father (who is...

The mother was at school and the father (who is the emergency contact) is out of town...

I finally heard back from both almost an hour after my first call. Now I am editing our policy to give us...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,227
Posted By thatdivalady
Can't get in touch with emergency contacts...

According to our policy, when a child has diarrhea, vomitting, or high temperature, they must be picked up within 30 minutes. I usually will allow for additional time depending on the work/school...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,658
Posted By thatdivalady
Why is my comment regarding my child emotionally...

Why is my comment regarding my child emotionally manipulative? It is my personal experience and I thought we were allowed to share our experiences on this forum? I shared it because it gives you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,676
Posted By thatdivalady
I'm here with you! I used to only get sick 2-3...

I'm here with you! I used to only get sick 2-3 times per year and then wham! The worse months were December through March. I responded by taking my vitamins, exercising regularly, and eating...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,658
Posted By thatdivalady
I'm not sure where I am on this because I think...

I'm not sure where I am on this because I think it depends on your perception. When I worked for an employer I received 2 weeks of vacation paid. I also received sick days and personal days. In my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,658
Posted By thatdivalady
This. Exactly this. Now I come from a different...

This. Exactly this. Now I come from a different place with this considering the fact that I offer 24/7 care at both of my locations. BUT when I have parents on the weekends who are specifically...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,526
Posted By thatdivalady
Yes, the child is very healthy.

Yes, the child is very healthy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,526
Posted By thatdivalady
Good question! She doesn't have a reason, she...

Good question! She doesn't have a reason, she just continues to say she wants her to have formula.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,526
Posted By thatdivalady
This child still doesn't eat much of the stage...

This child still doesn't eat much of the stage three foods, I'm guessing because the parents don't keep up with it at home. Parent stated to me before that the child doesn't like it...this is all new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,526
Posted By thatdivalady
Thank you all for your perspective. I think that...

Thank you all for your perspective. I think that coming from a social work background where you follow specific guidelines for each topic, it is making this family a bit difficult for me. We always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,526
Posted By thatdivalady
This. I don't have a problem with the child being...

This. I don't have a problem with the child being given formula. Although she is perfectly healhy, no sensory issues, etc and my personal opinion is different. Once I have a doctor's note I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,526
Posted By thatdivalady
Issues with DCP of 1 Year Old

So remember that parent that I was having issues with? Child getting ready to turn 1, parent wishing to feed formula til she's 2, wants her fed every 3 hours, etc. I sent her a lovely transitioning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,046
Posted By thatdivalady
Letters to DCP -- Interesting Website

Just thought this was so on point!

http://stepbystepcc.com/poemsfordaycare.html
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,675
Posted By thatdivalady
DCP And Expectations For A Soon To Be 12 Month Old

So I have this parent who has very little idea of developmental expectations for children. After our previous conversations about the fact that her child will be out of the infant category she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,468
Posted By thatdivalady
Thanks guys! I did have that website but it is...

Thanks guys! I did have that website but it is helpful to know I am on the right path. And thanks for the heads up because I did not know the zoning was reducing it to 9 down from 12!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,468
Posted By thatdivalady
Researching Virginia for Daycare

If anyone has any information and would like to share, please feel free! I'm getting married : ) and will possibly be relocating there since my soon to be hubby is from VA. lovethis

So far I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,556
Posted By thatdivalady
Do our states require different licensing? I am...

Do our states require different licensing? I am available 24 hours for families but they only use up to 16 hours per day... Are you asking about keeping children for days at a time?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,927
Posted By thatdivalady
Problems With a Check....

When I do new enrollments, I always let the parent know that their child is not considered enrolled until I have payment. No problems until this week when I enrolled a child and found out later...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,946
Posted By thatdivalady
Wow. I guess I have a different opinion on that...

Wow. I guess I have a different opinion on that due to my experiences. I have two locations where I own one and rent one. Funny thing is, even with the daycare children I keep the houses up better...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,595
Posted By thatdivalady
Honestly I completely stole the 24/48 hour rule...

Honestly I completely stole the 24/48 hour rule from folks here on the forum and I tell you what, it works wonders. I just had a parent bring her baby knowing full well the child was sick. Baby was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,054
Posted By thatdivalady
I'm still working on toning my attitude down when...

I'm still working on toning my attitude down when parents get passive aggressive like that! My reply would have been a light chuckle and then a polite, "I'm actually in a fantastic mood, but little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,048
Posted By thatdivalady
My security deposits are equal to the last week...

My security deposits are equal to the last week of care. It honestly depends on your particular area. In my area, it's not always the norm to charge security deposits. I also let them break it up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,913
Posted By thatdivalady
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,913
Posted By thatdivalady
Sick Policies and Infants

So I have a sick policy in place but was wondering how many people make exceptions for infants. My 10 month old kid has thrown up two days in a row over an hour after eating...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,089
Posted By thatdivalady
Extra charges for wipes and food?

According to our handbook, our parents are supposed to bring pampers, wipes and food for their children. Never had a parent forget until today. So.... three children and they did not eat breakfast,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,827
Posted By thatdivalady
Thumbs down State Funded Assistance Program Issues *vent*

Sooooooooo for the state funded child care assistance program here the way it works is:

1. Parent requests you as their daycare provider
2. They communicate that to their caseworker
3. A...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By thatdivalady
I Love Policies!

Because....when a child gets sick while they are here you must pick them up within 30 minutes. And when I was asked if she was allowed to come back the next day I referred them to my handbook which...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,540
Posted By thatdivalady
If the provider let the parent know that these...

If the provider let the parent know that these would be the arrangements I don't see any problem with it. I have 2 additional people who cover me when I have appointments, training, vacation, etc. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,875
Posted By thatdivalady
You should probably wait until you have...

You should probably wait until you have determined whether the name you want to use is already in use for your state. So, it would be a good idea not to order anything until then. I incorporated my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,212
Posted By thatdivalady
Updating 2013 Handbook w/ Sick Day Policy

So after perusing some of the posts, I have been thinking about a couple of things:

1. I have already updated how many holidays we are taking (17) which include weekend holidays because we are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,411
Posted By thatdivalady
Both closed and paid.

Both closed and paid.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,521
Posted By thatdivalady
:cool: Just playing devil's advocate here...

:cool:

Just playing devil's advocate here *smile* But when my cable shorts out I receive a credit on my bill. Same thing with some of the other services you mentioned. If THEY are unable to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,954
Posted By thatdivalady
In PA you are allowed to watch 3 children...

In PA you are allowed to watch 3 children including your own without being registered. Hope that helps!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,945
Posted By thatdivalady
Wow! So similar to my situation.

I have a 7 month old who I've been trying to get his mother to begin cereal or something! The baby only drinks about 3oz of milk at home for feedings, 6oz with me. But as you would expect, he's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,521
Posted By thatdivalady
Cool I think that your last statement depends on the...

I think that your last statement depends on the person. If you are like me and cannot stomach the thought of charging a family for days when YOU are unable to provide services and they STILL have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,521
Posted By thatdivalady
My policies are that I get paid for all major...

My policies are that I get paid for all major holidays. I do not charge for my vacation but then again I am fortunate to have an assistant and another staff person available for those days.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,456
Posted By thatdivalady
Thats what was told to the parents and that's...

Thats what was told to the parents and that's what I figured. I just wanted to be sure that was the best way to go about it. They are still responsible for the actual holidays but not for the days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,456
Posted By thatdivalady
Question Sticky Holiday Situation With 2 Daycare Sites

So, I have two in-home daycares. They are approximately 15 minutes away by driving from each other. Now, with the upcoming holidays I'm realizing that I actually do not have a policy about families...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By thatdivalady
I use Publisher for all of my promotional needs,...

I use Publisher for all of my promotional needs, I find it works wonderfully and it's easy for me to drag, drop and move!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,952
Posted By thatdivalady
Silly me didn't add in all of my holidays this...

Silly me didn't add in all of my holidays this year. So I'm not off on Monday. Also, my parents mostly work in social service or hospitals so they are definitely not off anyway.

I did,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,862
Posted By thatdivalady
This may sound mean but it's business. I have no...

This may sound mean but it's business. I have no responsibility to hold a spot if you don't want the responsibility of paying to hold it. Like the poster above me said, go with your gut and if this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,675
Posted By thatdivalady
How weird am I? I absolutely love doing the...

How weird am I? I absolutely love doing the overnights and weekends. I prefer not to do daytime as I hate being up early. Plus this actually makes it a tad bit harder for me because this mom is very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,675
Posted By thatdivalady
Thanks so much!

Thanks so much!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,675
Posted By thatdivalady
Question Temporary Change In Schedule, How To Charge?

We have a client whose usual schedule is 3 overnights and 2 weekend days. Her rate is higher because of that schedule by around $65 per week. She has a three week period coming up where she will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,806
Posted By thatdivalady
I completely agree! There is patience and then...

I completely agree! There is patience and then there is enabling. In order to successfully use patience in an effective manner, you need to be well versed in the developmental abilities of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,115
Posted By thatdivalady
Maybe I'm just a little down because our numbers...

Maybe I'm just a little down because our numbers are insanely low right now. But, playing devils advocate....

I make more money as a therapist than I do doing daycare. Plus my income at my job...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,523
Posted By thatdivalady
Thanks so much for all of the helpful info!

Thanks so much for all of the helpful info!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,497
Posted By thatdivalady
Starting a Pre-School, Need Advice!

Okay so for some of you who may remember, we have a large building (over 3000 sq ft) and the renovations specific to daycare are too much for us to pay for a leased building. We were informed that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Poll: Backbone
Views: 3,082
Posted By thatdivalady
This is me right here. I think what does it for...

This is me right here. I think what does it for me too is the fact that I believe in equal enforcement of the rules for everyone. I also hate confrontation but hate being walked on even more. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,386
Posted By thatdivalady
Isn't it sad though? I'll be honest here, I have...

Isn't it sad though? I'll be honest here, I have done the math and I definitely make more money for less hours as a therapist. It's terrible! I make literally 10 times more than what I end up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,006
Posted By thatdivalady
I think I'm anal retentive! I am a huge huge fan...

I think I'm anal retentive! I am a huge huge fan of having the children clean up as they go. They are not allowed to move on to the next activity in the schedule until they have cleaned up the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,123
Posted By thatdivalady
Okay, I'll be honest here as well. I personally...

Okay, I'll be honest here as well. I personally hate the state's involvement but I do understand why it is necessary. I have two locations and one is LEGALLY unlicensed, meaning that I only take up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,225
Posted By thatdivalady
Cool That's hilarious. Honestly I think there are a...

That's hilarious. Honestly I think there are a few parents out there who just don't want that one on one time with their child. And there are a few more who just don't know how to set a routine and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,523
Posted By thatdivalady
Question Starting A Preschool: Question About Structure And Rates

I was just informed by my inspector that I can actually begin the preschool at our commercial building as long as it is not a full day. It's a large building so we can probably take 20 children at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,036
Posted By thatdivalady
I think everyone has a right to charge how they...

I think everyone has a right to charge how they want.

I personally started out with getting paid one week in advance and I will continue it.

--No chasing people down for money after they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,600
Posted By thatdivalady
Cool I'll be honest. I think that sometimes we do not...

I'll be honest. I think that sometimes we do not give kids enough credit. My example is a personal one used with my daughter from the time she was 18 months old. When she did something she was not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,198
Posted By thatdivalady
Thanks guys, that is very helpful!

Thanks guys, that is very helpful!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,198
Posted By thatdivalady
Safe Bulletin Board Posting Materials

I am looking for things I can use to post things on bulletin boards used for informational purposes. I don't like the idea of using thumbtacks because they can fall down... If I have to change the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,681
Posted By thatdivalady
I work as a Therapist, my hours are flexible. I...

I work as a Therapist, my hours are flexible. I think that actually helps my families take some of my recommendations!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,024
Posted By thatdivalady
I actually fall into the category somewhat of...

I actually fall into the category somewhat of provider not being present. But...

My business is an LLC with multiple people providing care. I never present to the parents that I am the only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,280
Posted By thatdivalady
I can see the point, I just do things differently...

I can see the point, I just do things differently I guess. I have 10 years of experience in social work and three degrees, I also put thousands of dollars into all three of my child care locations....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,844
Posted By thatdivalady
I'm confused. If she is contracted for 6 days...

I'm confused. If she is contracted for 6 days over two weeks, shouldn't she have written a check out for the entire 6 days regardless of whether she used them all?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,071
Posted By thatdivalady
Oh no, I always make it so no money is owed. If...

Oh no, I always make it so no money is owed. If she shows up she must pay for this week and next week if she wants care for her children. We're thinking she may call or show up because she did pay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,280
Posted By thatdivalady
I keep it in the bank to be held until those last...

I keep it in the bank to be held until those last weeks covered by the deposit. It minimizes the financial loss when they leave your care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,071
Posted By thatdivalady
Payment Arrangements For Deposits

So....I tried to be nice and that is sooooo far out of my comfort zone because I have heard stories of providers being taken advantage of. I usually require a last week deposit + first week of care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,280
Posted By thatdivalady
I charge a last week deposit, one week of care...

I charge a last week deposit, one week of care and a $50 registration fee. I give families the option to flex the last week deposit over 4-6 weeks depending on their situation. All tuition payments...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,657
Posted By thatdivalady
I'll be honest, I don't typically do visits. In...

I'll be honest, I don't typically do visits. In my program that's what the two week trial period is for.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,972
Posted By thatdivalady
Thank you!!!!happyface

Thank you!!!!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,972
Posted By thatdivalady
Just Got The Papers!!!

I have now upgraded my legally unlicensed daycare to a family daycare! I'm very excited and just wanted to share. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,333
Posted By thatdivalady
Immediately printing and posting!!!! Thanks...

Immediately printing and posting!!!! Thanks Blackcat!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,333
Posted By thatdivalady
Exactly my point! I swear even though I know my...

Exactly my point! I swear even though I know my program is at the higher end for family daycare I could always cut out my schedule for the kids which includes developmental learning and 0-30 minutes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,333
Posted By thatdivalady
Thumbs down Parent Think Their Children Should Be Watched For Pennies...

I have had several calls from parents regarding care:

1. Parent needing a Thursday/Friday schedule BUT not every week.
2. Parent with two children who wants part time care 2 days per week
3....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,201
Posted By thatdivalady
From what I was told at our PA providers...

From what I was told at our PA providers orientation, what the state does not cover is between the parent and the provider. So I take the extra step of educating the parents receiving state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,372
Posted By thatdivalady
Honestly, it's your business at the end of the...

Honestly, it's your business at the end of the day and it is up to you as to whether you have decided that this family is not a good fit. I personally do not take any payment that cannot be applied...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,196
Posted By thatdivalady
Cool We have all Federal holidays off plus some extra...

We have all Federal holidays off plus some extra to total 15 paid holidays. Keep in mind that we are operate 24/7 by contract so we added in weekend holidays. We also observe the Friday before or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,095
Posted By thatdivalady
I personally would not change my policies even...

I personally would not change my policies even with adversity. They were aware of what your expectations were and should have abided by them. If they chose to make a decision that caused them to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By thatdivalady
We offer 24/7 care by contract, but it's also...

We offer 24/7 care by contract, but it's also easier for us because there are 5 of us between 2 locations. If it were a one person show it would be very difficult to carry out. We mainly get some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,940
Posted By thatdivalady
The most important thing is the ratio of staff to...

The most important thing is the ratio of staff to children. The major complaint I have heard from interviews and current parents is that there are just too many children in centers and it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,515
Posted By thatdivalady
When I first opened up my daycare, I let the...

When I first opened up my daycare, I let the parents know what my "normal" prices were and then I gave them a discount. I also lowered my registration fees from $50 to $25 per child. It really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,070
Posted By thatdivalady
Thank you so much!

Thank you so much!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,070
Posted By thatdivalady
I actually have a conversion sheet for weekly to...

I actually have a conversion sheet for weekly to monthly and monthly back to weekly as well as bi-monthly. But my actual question is, if they are paying every other week then I am actually not short...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,070
Posted By thatdivalady
Rate Conversion

I know there are threads about weekly to monthly conversion and vice versa, but I'm just checking. These conversions do not apply for when parents choose to pay every other week, correct.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,956
Posted By thatdivalady
You've come to the right place for support! I've...

You've come to the right place for support! I've changed a lot of things and policies since I've started, it's the nature of the beast.

I am a little confused though, maybe I misunderstood? ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,505
Posted By thatdivalady
I offer second and third shift. But I also have...

I offer second and third shift. But I also have help. I do take infants and the rates are based on age, number of hours needed and time of day. I think it depends because it sounds like the need is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,106
Posted By thatdivalady
Please send me an invite!

Please send me an invite!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,634
Posted By thatdivalady
Lol! You are absolutely right! Nope, we work 7...

Lol! You are absolutely right! Nope, we work 7 days a week and need the time off :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,496
Posted By thatdivalady
Hmmmm. I thought children only counted in your...

Hmmmm. I thought children only counted in your numbers when their caretaker is not on the premises. In other words, if their caretaker can take them at anytime they do not count. According to PA...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,112
Posted By thatdivalady
From what I understand providers tend to stay...

From what I understand providers tend to stay away from baths. Less liability issues. Prices vary from area to area but evening care is usually hard to come by. I charge my same daytime rates for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,634
Posted By thatdivalady
Holidays Off

It is in the handbook, it is laminated and posted right in front of the door where you simply cannot miss it. And yet, a parent who is being reminded about the fact that we are closed on the Fourth...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 20,662
Posted By thatdivalady
In PA, I know for a fact (after having been...

In PA, I know for a fact (after having been through multiple trainings provided by the state) that it is not our job to determine whether it was abuse or not. It is the job of CYF/Social Services. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,119
Posted By thatdivalady
I think it depends. We did the approximate cost...

I think it depends. We did the approximate cost because we were weighing our options and came up with the fact that we most certainly have to buy in bulk. Parents have to provide food for us but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,480
Posted By thatdivalady
Exactly this. We are opening a second in-home...

Exactly this. We are opening a second in-home facility and you really have to know what your competition is offering along with what the average parent cares about in your area. The area that we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,253
Posted By thatdivalady
Hi there, I'm in Allegheny County and started my...

Hi there, I'm in Allegheny County and started my family daycare not too long ago. Feel free to PM me with any suggestions! I'm also available to answer any questions I can answer : )
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,653
Posted By thatdivalady
@ Blackcat: Oh I was pretty pissed this morning,...

@ Blackcat: Oh I was pretty pissed this morning, especially because I was really close to being out of ratio with the expected arrival of my 3 daytime children. In PA we can take 3 children without...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,653
Posted By thatdivalady
Thank you for your responses and ideas!

I actually realized I had no policy for not picking up (never thought that would end up happening) and will edit my handbook to reflect it!

She ended up picking her up one hour later... She was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,653
Posted By thatdivalady
No Contact With Parent Who Is Picking Child Up...

:eek:Never had this happen before... What do you do when a parent does not pick up their child anywhere near the assigned pick up time AND their phone goes straight to voicemail? She's not calling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,577
Posted By thatdivalady
As one poster above stated, my rates are based on...

As one poster above stated, my rates are based on individual/family situation and needs of the child. I charge more for a preemie infant because they usually require more care. I charge more for an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,156
Posted By thatdivalady
I use my sunroom and dining room if necessary. ...

I use my sunroom and dining room if necessary. The way it's set up they only leave their "area" to take trips to the bathroom. The sunroom leads out to the backyard so they are more than happy to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,694
Posted By thatdivalady
I answer the question on the phone with no...

I answer the question on the phone with no problem based on what their needs are. I charge a minimum of $30 per weekday for full time and $65 per day for weekend. I also put the rate on ads because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,549
Posted By thatdivalady
Public areas where the children are are video...

Public areas where the children are are video taped.
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