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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 142
Posted By Rockgirl
Weíve had a few providers have a sale when they...

Weíve had a few providers have a sale when they retired. They informed the providers in our local daycare association, and they were allowed to go shop first, then the public.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum Today, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 99
Posted By Rockgirl
Right! And it leaves a lot of things open for...

Right! And it leaves a lot of things open for interpretation by the licensing reps. One may be fine with something, and next time another will write a provider up for it.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum Today, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 99
Posted By Rockgirl
Here are the state guidelines for sanitizing...

Here are the state guidelines for sanitizing surfaces. Oddly, the procedure for cleaning a toilet isnít specifically mentioned. Iím guessing your childís daycare is doing this on their own. Iím...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum Yesterday, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 99
Posted By Rockgirl
Iím in Texas. Iím not sure why theyíre using...

Iím in Texas. Iím not sure why theyíre using Lysol....like Cat Herder said above, itís not an approved method of cleaning/disinfecting toilet seats.

It seems they could at least wipe the toilet...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 02-21-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By Rockgirl
I loved that one, too!

I loved that one, too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By Rockgirl
I like Discount School Supply and Constructive...

I like Discount School Supply and Constructive Playthings. Also Amazon!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 203
Posted By Rockgirl
I prep as much as I can ahead of time. This goes...

I prep as much as I can ahead of time. This goes for everything, all day. During daycare, while kids are doing one activity, Iím getting things ready for their next activity.

Our dinners arenít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 214
Posted By Rockgirl
Thanks for the tip about crib sheets!

Thanks for the tip about crib sheets!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 214
Posted By Rockgirl
I have Sprogs stackable cots and the sheets that...

I have Sprogs stackable cots and the sheets that fit over the corners. Iíve been very happy with them. I have a strict rule of no standing on the cotsóonly sitting or lying down on them, so jumping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 233
Posted By Rockgirl
We subscribe to Apple Music, so thatís mostly...

We subscribe to Apple Music, so thatís mostly what I use here. I also have several Pandora stations I like for daycare hours. I was paying the $4.99/month for the ad-free version until we started...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By Rockgirl
I would require a doctor visit and signed release...

I would require a doctor visit and signed release to return to daycare. That doesnít sound like something Iíd want to just wait and see on!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 233
Posted By Rockgirl
Crocodile Rock Kung Fu Fighting Iím Still...

Crocodile Rock
Kung Fu Fighting
Iím Still Standing

The soundtrack from the Trolls movie is a favorite here, too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 113,063
Posted By Rockgirl
Iím in Texas, too! There used to be a center here...

Iím in Texas, too! There used to be a center here called the Tiny Texan. I thought that was cute. Of course in West Texas, anything tumbleweed related would be appropriate. Lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,073
Posted By Rockgirl
Good for you! It will be a huge relief, being rid...

Good for you! It will be a huge relief, being rid of them. Now going forward with new families, confidently enforce your policies. It sounds like with the lack of available child care in your area,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Rockgirl
Ok, this is just me giving my opinion. I think...

Ok, this is just me giving my opinion. I think itís overkill for a home daycare. If youíre planning to do field trips, you could do T-shirts in one color, to easily distinguish your group.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 321,490
Posted By Rockgirl
I love this. :)

I love this. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 788
Posted By Rockgirl
If a parent carries their child to the door,...

If a parent carries their child to the door, fine. Thatís on them. But I refuse to take a 4 year old from a parentís arms. The 19 month old in my daycare walks from the car all the way in, holding a...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 02-07-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By Rockgirl
Welcome, Crafty! :)

Welcome, Crafty! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 788
Posted By Rockgirl
I would address it with mom, and tell her dcb...

I would address it with mom, and tell her dcb needs to walk in. Then I wouldnít even be a part of the sign-in shenanigans. I would be busy with another child or task, and when they walk in, just tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By Rockgirl
Thank you for doing what was right for the kids! ...

Thank you for doing what was right for the kids!

You werenít required to write a notice that stated what they wanted it to say. Theyíre just trying to cover themselves.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Rockgirl
Iíve had a few therapists come here over the...

Iíve had a few therapists come here over the years. The ECI ones wanted to work with children in their usual daycare environment, so they were in the daycare room with us. I actually enjoyed having...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5,608
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 608,599
Posted By Rockgirl
New daycare family: During the initial call...

New daycare family:

During the initial call from dcm, when she asked the basic questions about my daycare, I told her my hours are 7:30-5:30. During the interview with both parents, I told them my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By Rockgirl
I donít blame you! In fact, youíve tolerated it...

I donít blame you! In fact, youíve tolerated it much longer than I would have. It sounds like youíve tried everything under the sun to help her.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Rockgirl
Well, weíre all relating to one another. People...

Well, weíre all relating to one another. People will offer examples of experiences theyíve had, and if others can relate, theyíll comment. Itís not to take away from you or your post....itís just now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 963
Posted By Rockgirl
This is so spot-on.

This is so spot-on.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-17-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By Rockgirl
If Iím understanding correctly, it was your child...

If Iím understanding correctly, it was your child who ran out to his grandma arriving to pick him up? Youíre not employed at the daycare, right?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 994
Posted By Rockgirl
Ugh!! Iíll also pray and cross everything...

Ugh!!

Iíll also pray and cross everything that you and all the kids stay well!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,040
Posted By Rockgirl
They may have noticed, but just arenít...

They may have noticed, but just arenít commenting. Maybe they think it would come across as a complaint to mention it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,254
Posted By Rockgirl
I would definitely comment....wouldnít be able to...

I would definitely comment....wouldnít be able to stop myself! A picture comment, with the child at your house. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By Rockgirl
I tell new parents when they enroll that I open...

I tell new parents when they enroll that I open the front door and turn on the porch light at 7:30Ėthatís the signal that Iím open.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 321,490
Posted By Rockgirl
That is wonderful! Congrats! We still have a few...

That is wonderful! Congrats! We still have a few years left on oursócanít wait to experience that feeling. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Rockgirl
I understand not being comfortable with...

I understand not being comfortable with confrontation. Maybe just step in and start changing diapers yourself as they get up from nap. Surely they canít object to someone willing to do the diapers!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,699
Posted By Rockgirl
Slightly higherósure. 2-3 TIMES higher? No way....

Slightly higherósure. 2-3 TIMES higher? No way. Not around here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By Rockgirl
I got an email a couple of months ago explaining...

I got an email a couple of months ago explaining upcoming changes. It did have info about inspections for listed homes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By Rockgirl
WOW! Just unbelievable.

WOW! Just unbelievable.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-14-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By Rockgirl
I believe itís three in your care at once. You...

I believe itís three in your care at once. You could call your local licensing office and ask. Theyíre really nice and helpful at the one in my city.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By Rockgirl
I agree with this!

I agree with this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By Rockgirl
Just curious....since she yelled and threatened...

Just curious....since she yelled and threatened to report you to licensing, are you letting her continue care for the two weeks? I mean....no way in $&@# would I allow her back after that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,744
Posted By Rockgirl
OP, I donít get why youíre so adamant about this....

OP, I donít get why youíre so adamant about this. :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,744
Posted By Rockgirl
You know, it sounds like you have it all figured...

You know, it sounds like you have it all figured out, so go for it! Put these ideas into practice and open a daycare! Another quality daycare will surely help shorten a few waiting lists.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 971
Posted By Rockgirl
I agreeóI wouldnít go sign anything. You emailed...

I agreeóI wouldnít go sign anything. You emailed your noticeóthey canít require you to sign anything.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,744
Posted By Rockgirl
In the $100,000/week example, sure, it eliminates...

In the $100,000/week example, sure, it eliminates the waiting list. But who did it help, besides the Bill Gates person and the daycare provider?

As others have pointed out, our maximum allowed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,744
Posted By Rockgirl
I donít feel the need to do anything to shorten a...

I donít feel the need to do anything to shorten a waiting list. Itís just not a concern for me. Iíll just keep doing my job, and enrolling families that fit well here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By Rockgirl
What do you mean by ďthey hold a check backĒ?

What do you mean by ďthey hold a check backĒ?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By Rockgirl
Wow. I donít even know what to say to that. ...

Wow. I donít even know what to say to that.

Even if this did happen to be a cultural thing (which of course is BS), it is NOT okay. A cultural thing would be something like...parents getting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By Rockgirl
I mean.....yes, absolutely report this. No...

I mean.....yes, absolutely report this. No question about it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By Rockgirl
I send all kids to potty & wash hands before...

I send all kids to potty & wash hands before breakfast and lunch, and after nap, which is right before snack. For some, those are the only times they go during the day. Others go 6-8 times. But I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,149
Posted By Rockgirl
Of course we will need an update if she responds!...

Of course we will need an update if she responds! :D
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-09-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,235
Posted By Rockgirl
Thereís no excuse for leaving a child. I no...

Thereís no excuse for leaving a child. I no longer transport, but when I did, I had a system for keeping track. We checked roll while lined up by the door to leave, again after getting buckled in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By Rockgirl
Probably someone looking for daycare...taking a...

Probably someone looking for daycare...taking a pic of the sign is an easy way to get info needed to call.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5,608
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 608,599
Posted By Rockgirl
A school-ager even noticed, and said, ďDcg must...

A school-ager even noticed, and said, ďDcg must be hot in those clothes. I asked her one day and she said she doesnít have any shorts.Ē
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5,608
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 608,599
Posted By Rockgirl
I agree! Parents need to put a foot down here. I...

I agree! Parents need to put a foot down here. I mean, we wonít be out there running in the heat of the day, but we are out from breakfast until time to nap. It gets plenty hot during that time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5,608
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 608,599
Posted By Rockgirl
Predicted high of 99 today...dcg shows up in...

Predicted high of 99 today...dcg shows up in jeans and a long-sleeved shirt.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,008
Posted By Rockgirl
BC, I still have that bassinet, and the matching...

BC, I still have that bassinet, and the matching high chair. Iíd prefer to replace them with wooden pieces, but Iíll wait awhile.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,008
Posted By Rockgirl
Yes! When our friend offered me the set, I sent...

Yes! When our friend offered me the set, I sent him a link to the eBay listing, and asked if heíd rather sell it. He still wanted me to have it for the daycare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By Rockgirl
Thanks for the memories! :D

Thanks for the memories! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5,608
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 608,599
Posted By Rockgirl
Dcd has shown up early several times lately....he...

Dcd has shown up early several times lately....he doesnít come to the door, just sits in his vehicle until I open the door at 7:30. Fine, whatever....I just go about my business until then. This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By Rockgirl
Lately, weíve been doing puzzles for the last...

Lately, weíve been doing puzzles for the last chunk of the day. All of mine LOVE puzzles. They spread out throughout the room, and I give them each one, based on their skill level. When they finish...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5,608
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 608,599
Posted By Rockgirl
How sad for dcb, that he will miss out on a...

How sad for dcb, that he will miss out on a vacation. What difference would it make to dcm, anyway? If daycare is paid for either way, why not just let him go? Makes no sense.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5,608
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 608,599
Posted By Rockgirl
When I had after-schoolers, I had 12 most days....

When I had after-schoolers, I had 12 most days. Six were toddlers/preschoolers, and the other six were school age. Things actually ran pretty smoothly! We had a routine, plus with that many kids,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By Rockgirl
So true!! Iíve heard providers say the kids...

So true!! Iíve heard providers say the kids missed outside time because of bad behavior. Iím like....Youíre making it a thousand times worse!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By Rockgirl
I wouldnít even address this with the parents....

I wouldnít even address this with the parents. Iíd just keep going about your day as you normally would. The child may have just said that, thinking it would get results.

In Texas, weíre required...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By Rockgirl
I make it clear at the interview that we spend a...

I make it clear at the interview that we spend a LOT of time outside. They bring their own sunblock and bug spray, labeled with their names, and I can apply it without written consent.

You were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 34,528
Posted By Rockgirl
Iím compassionate, but my workday is already ten...

Iím compassionate, but my workday is already ten hours long. Thatís just the time children are actually in my care. Thereís also the time spent planning, shopping, cleaning, doing required paperwork,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By Rockgirl
Iíve found when Iíve had a crazy group like that,...

Iíve found when Iíve had a crazy group like that, it helps to structure things a bit more. Something Iíve done is to put out small rugs throughout the room with one activity on each rug. If I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Rockgirl
And remember you must mix a new batch of solution...

And remember you must mix a new batch of solution each day, since it loses its effectiveness after 24 hours. Iíve switched to Odoban for this reason.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By Rockgirl
Weíve set up our own grocery store before, and...

Weíve set up our own grocery store before, and the kids absolutely LOVED it. I saved empty food boxes for a few weeks, and we lined them up on shelves. I donít have a grocery cart, but they were...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-09-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 169,008
Posted By Rockgirl
No kidding!

No kidding!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-08-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 169,008
Posted By Rockgirl
I looked to see if ďdead horseĒ was a tag for...

I looked to see if ďdead horseĒ was a tag for this thread. Yes, it is! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By Rockgirl
Itís possible grandma is ticked at dcm, and not...

Itís possible grandma is ticked at dcm, and not you. It sounds like she tried telling her not to give up dcbís spot, and dcm didnít listen.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,676
Posted By Rockgirl
Dcd brought in dcg, 4.5, and said, ďShe has...

Dcd brought in dcg, 4.5, and said, ďShe has marker on her face. She wouldnít let me wash it off...maybe sheíll let you.Ē Oh, brother.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,093
Posted By Rockgirl
I looked for popcorn in my kidkare menu today,...

I looked for popcorn in my kidkare menu today, and didnít see it there yet. Has this gone into effect yet?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By Rockgirl
Another thing to consider: it seems that when...

Another thing to consider: it seems that when itís X amount for the first 15 (or any number) of minutes, they will push it right to the last of those minutes. My late pickup time starts one minute...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,021
Posted By Rockgirl
In all my years of daycare, Iíve never had a...

In all my years of daycare, Iíve never had a parent who wasnít thrilled that their child was outside as much as possible. And like you said, they could choose another daycare if your routine didnít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,021
Posted By Rockgirl
This time of year, we go outside right after...

This time of year, we go outside right after breakfast and stay out until time for me to make lunch. We go out right after nap and stay most of the afternoon. I have the water table and misters set...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,639
Posted By Rockgirl
Iíve had a few mornings lately where the usual...

Iíve had a few mornings lately where the usual early-arrivers havenít shown up at their normal time. I sat on my patio with an extra cup of coffee. :D I couldíve done something productive, but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By Rockgirl
Perfect!!

Perfect!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 34,528
Posted By Rockgirl
ďPromptly stfuĒ? The last post in this thread was...

ďPromptly stfuĒ? The last post in this thread was eight years ago, until you bumped it back up, so.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By Rockgirl
Thanks, BC! Happy Provider Appreciation Day to...

Thanks, BC! Happy Provider Appreciation Day to you as well! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,766
Posted By Rockgirl
In the article, it states she said it happened at...

In the article, it states she said it happened at the sitterís house, but was later revealed she left her baby in the car while she worked.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By Rockgirl
Iíve started saying, ďYou know.Ē Then I just keep...

Iíve started saying, ďYou know.Ē Then I just keep going about my business.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By Rockgirl
I donít get why she canít manage to get two...

I donít get why she canít manage to get two children to a car at the same time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 946
Posted By Rockgirl
Lol! :D

Lol! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 946
Posted By Rockgirl
In Texas, thereís no such thing as legally...

In Texas, thereís no such thing as legally unlicensed. You canít even care for one unrelated child for pay in your home without being either: listed, registered, or licensed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Rockgirl
My grandson fights sleep at nap, too. I asked my...

My grandson fights sleep at nap, too. I asked my daughter to bring him a weighted blanket, and it has been a total game-changer! He settles so quickly now, and sleeps soundly throughout nap. Itís...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,358
Posted By Rockgirl
The cab part freaked me out, too!

The cab part freaked me out, too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,358
Posted By Rockgirl
No way! I wouldíve turned them away at the door,...

No way! I wouldíve turned them away at the door, since they didnít have full payment.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,146
Posted By Rockgirl
I do see your point. I give my families 2-3...

I do see your point. I give my families 2-3 monthsí notice for closures, so thereís really no reason they canít make it work.

I guess we all have something we would not feel comfortable doing in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,146
Posted By Rockgirl
If thereís time to give ample notice, it doesnít...

If thereís time to give ample notice, it doesnít really matter why we close, or close early. Most of my closures are so that I can go to rock concerts with my husband and our friends. I give plenty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,146
Posted By Rockgirl
Iím with the posters who have said do it! Give...

Iím with the posters who have said do it! Give them the dates now, and do it.

As far as only Ďwantingí to go, but not Ďneedingí to, well, itís okay to do some things we want to do. I donít always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By Rockgirl
Iíve never thought of saving them, but a quick...

Iíve never thought of saving them, but a quick Pinterest search brought up some cute ideas!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By Rockgirl
If mom brings it up again that he only does that...

If mom brings it up again that he only does that on daycare days, Iíd have a hard time not saying, ďWell, clearly Iím the problem. Hereís your two weeksí notice. Would you like a list of nearby...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By Rockgirl
At that age, I would just bite the bullet and...

At that age, I would just bite the bullet and give up the morning nap. Itís an adjustment...a grumpy toddler nodding off at the lunch table, but they do adapt.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By Rockgirl
Yes, Iíd try letting him have a short morning nap...

Yes, Iíd try letting him have a short morning nap for awhile, then phase it out.

The parents have created their own bad routine of driving him around during the night (seriously, what the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,282
Posted By Rockgirl
Our rules are very simple here: Be safe. ...

Our rules are very simple here:

Be safe.
Be kind.

That pretty much covers it for toddlers/preschoolers!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5,608
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 608,599
Posted By Rockgirl
I donít understand. Why would you be livid? She...

I donít understand. Why would you be livid? She wants to meet dcd in person, so she will know him if/when he does show up to pick up his children.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,344
Posted By Rockgirl
I buy the bags of small apples and give each...

I buy the bags of small apples and give each child their own. Iíve never thought I shouldnít. Hmmm....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,344
Posted By Rockgirl
Iím going to take another look at it before my...

Iím going to take another look at it before my lunch. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,344
Posted By Rockgirl
Oh. My. WORD.

Oh. My. WORD.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,344
Posted By Rockgirl
I even cut the small ones! For me personally,...

I even cut the small ones! For me personally, itís just not worth the risk. Imagine if she had popped that into her mouth after walking through my door and choked on it. Iíd be publicly hung out to...
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