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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By renodeb
All great input. I'm coming from running an in...

All great input. I'm coming from running an in home daycare where I didn't get in the habit of rubbing there backs. The babies had there room and the ones on mats slept on my family room with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By renodeb
Need Some Ideas Please

I just moved to a small town in Montana and a director's position just sort of fell in my lap! I have been looking at the way nap time is being done and it seems to me that it could go better.
The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,477
Posted By renodeb
6:30am- 5:15 pm Monday - Friday

6:30am- 5:15 pm Monday - Friday
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,680
Posted By renodeb
I hate kk and I don't even use the book keeping...

I hate kk and I don't even use the book keeping part. Every time I get on there is some kind of issue. I really am thinking of bagging it all together!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,705
Posted By renodeb
I have all kinds of spare clothes for the kids...

I have all kinds of spare clothes for the kids plus I ask for 2 sets per kid to be left here. In the past when kids didn't have clothes i have had clothes with my name written all over them to use. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,586
Posted By renodeb
Don't do it. That family will expect other favors...

Don't do it. That family will expect other favors down the line or they will tell there friends that you will do it for them.
Deb
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,021
Posted By renodeb
The whole vax/non-vax issue is a very hot button...

The whole vax/non-vax issue is a very hot button issue in my state. I actually took a nonvaxed child for a while but eventually they had to leave because no pediatrician would see him because of that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,968
Posted By renodeb
Where I live I have to take a class for that, I...

Where I live I have to take a class for that, I think every 3 years. If you suspect abuse it's your job to report. Let them sort it out.
Deb
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,538
Posted By renodeb
Agreed. you did nothing wrong. You offered a...

Agreed. you did nothing wrong. You offered a snack and the child declined. Not your fault
deb
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,859
Posted By renodeb
When I first opened my home daycare I had...

When I first opened my home daycare I had considered making the parents provide lunches but after hearing stories of kids getting junk food I decided to provide breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,756
Posted By renodeb
Unbelievable, I say screw them! I have never...

Unbelievable,
I say screw them! I have never had a family leave because of me taking vacation. Those clients do not appreciate you, go on vacation and enjoy. You will be a better provider for it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By renodeb
They can email me if its through care.com or...

They can email me if its through care.com or craigs list (and I always list my phone number on my adds to. Also, if it's from an r&R list they call. If they call and leave a message I usually return...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,039
Posted By renodeb
My sister is a SAHM and she is so busy with...

My sister is a SAHM and she is so busy with everything. Both kids in sports, bills to pay, etc. I had one family years ago that came to me ft and then most nights went home to a sitter. So sad but it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By renodeb
Mine states that if a child gets a fever (100...

Mine states that if a child gets a fever (100 degrees) they can not come to dc the next day, if there fever free then it would be the day after that without fever reducers. Rashes need a dr. note but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2017, 10:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,591
Posted By renodeb
I started out having the parents provide diapers...

I started out having the parents provide diapers and wipes and I had nothing but problems. Parents forgetting to bring more (for sometimes days) complaining that I used to many wipes. The list goes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,673
Posted By renodeb
I can watch the kids play from my kitchen so I...

I can watch the kids play from my kitchen so I make meals while they play. Im about 1/2 kid foods and 1/2 I make extra of what we are having for dinner the night before and they get that. Then I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,832
Posted By renodeb
Don't shun me but I use sippies. Each kid has a...

Don't shun me but I use sippies. Each kid has a milk cup for meals and a water cup that I fill up each morning and they sip on through out. They get used to taking them outside with them each day. If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,414
Posted By renodeb
I have a room with 3 cribs in it. The babies do...

I have a room with 3 cribs in it. The babies do get used to it. My others sleep on my family room floor on mats
Deb
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By renodeb
I would think by now she would of addressed the...

I would think by now she would of addressed the issue. I would find a way to mention it soon.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2017, 10:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,235
Posted By renodeb
At 7 months I would not wake the baby. I try not...

At 7 months I would not wake the baby. I try not to mess with there sleep unless they are an older kid, or a child going from two naps to one. Kids are more tired in child care so they may sleep more.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,344
Posted By renodeb
I agree with others on the having payment due...

I agree with others on the having payment due Friday for the week coming. Way back when I first started doing child care I had payment due Monday for that week. Parents would "forget" the check book...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,503
Posted By renodeb
Leigh, I so hear you. When I first started...

Leigh, I so hear you. When I first started everyone told me to have the parents provide as much as possible so I wouldn't have to. So for the first year of business I did. What a pain that turned out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,484
Posted By renodeb
I have never had a drop off cut off time. It only...

I have never had a drop off cut off time. It only really got annoying one time when I had a family who would always say they would be here at a certain time but never got here until much, much later....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,391
Posted By renodeb
Truthfully I think 11 months is way to early to...

Truthfully I think 11 months is way to early to transition off of two naps to one. In my experience most kids start going to one nap around 16-18 months. I have one child now that is in that hard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By renodeb
When I first started doing dc I had the parents...

When I first started doing dc I had the parents provide diapers & wipes. What a pain that ended up being. Kids were running out of diapers and wipes, parents forgetting stuff for days at a time,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By renodeb
I only charge if it's something I have to buy....

I only charge if it's something I have to buy. (formula, bottles etc.) I have a multitude of spare clothes and sippy cups.
Deb
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,058
Posted By renodeb
Yes unfortunately, it has gone through my dc...

Yes unfortunately, it has gone through my dc twice. First time was just a very mild one and the second time it got 2 of my kids bad. I had them stay home until the sores around there mouths etc where...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,122
Posted By renodeb
I don't always have more than one family wanting...

I don't always have more than one family wanting a single spot but if I do I tell them that Im meeting with another family and thAT will let them know.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,770
Posted By renodeb
It depends a lot on the child's personality. My...

It depends a lot on the child's personality. My son loved having dc kids to play with. (he is 20 now) My daughter did not like it as much. (she's 14 now) and helps me now. She was very jealous of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By renodeb
I put it on about 15 minutes before going out. If...

I put it on about 15 minutes before going out. If we are at the park (little shade there) I will reapply after an hour.
Deb
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,288
Posted By renodeb
I think cloth diapers sound like a lot of work to...

I think cloth diapers sound like a lot of work to me considering its for a group setting. Other than that it sounds like you have a pretty good handle on it. I agree with others, a good set up speaks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,226
Posted By renodeb
I think they even sleep better, and are in better...

I think they even sleep better, and are in better moods. ( just an observation)
Deb
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,432
Posted By renodeb
I guess I shouldn't judge. Its just hard to know...

I guess I shouldn't judge. Its just hard to know if there really telling the truth after being fed some many stories.
:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,432
Posted By renodeb
I find it pretty hard to believe that a parent...

I find it pretty hard to believe that a parent would be paid late. That's a pretty bad excuse. It has been my experience that once you start doing favors for your clients that they will expect it to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,234
Posted By renodeb
I do wash there clothes here, if they get super...

I do wash there clothes here, if they get super dirty here or have an accident I change into spares and wash. If its close to the end of the day then I pop into a grocery bag. I always tell parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,508
Posted By renodeb
I have never had to have a policy on that. My...

I have never had to have a policy on that. My clients have all been great about respecting my time on evenings and weekends.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,193
Posted By renodeb
I had a family for a long time and one day the...

I had a family for a long time and one day the Dad tells me that the are getting a divorce. It was a really bad divorce, lots of he said/she said. If something came up I would call whoevers week it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,491
Posted By renodeb
Apparently infant care is very hard to come by in...

Apparently infant care is very hard to come by in my neck of the woods. Almost every (expectant) mother I have talked with on the phone has said that the daycare centers around my neck of the woods...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,584
Posted By renodeb
For me it's a mixed bag, some ask about and some...

For me it's a mixed bag, some ask about and some don't. I can remember having one interview and they just grilled me with questions like how long have a been married, how old am I. etc.
Deb
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,780
Posted By renodeb
I would never put cameras in. This is my home and...

I would never put cameras in. This is my home and I would not want to loose that feeling.That parent will probably have trust issues where ever she goes.
Deb
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By renodeb
I except checks and have in my contract my policy...

I except checks and have in my contract my policy for bounced checks.
Pros: creates a record, parents don't have to stop and get cash each week, convenience.
Cons: They can bounce.
I have had 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,354
Posted By renodeb
My house is designed so that I have a gate...

My house is designed so that I have a gate blocking the front door, the door is always unlocked during business hours. I can see out the front very well because my dc space faces the street.
Deb
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,718
Posted By renodeb
I have 1 dog, shes medium sized and she is right...

I have 1 dog, shes medium sized and she is right with me all day. She can't stand not to be in the middle of it all. She's wonderful around the kids. For me that's what works.
Deb
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,521
Posted By renodeb
To be honest I cant believe that they would ask...

To be honest I cant believe that they would ask you to take them instead. Also that's a pretty long time ahead to fill a spot. I have learned to never hold a spot for free or for an unborn baby or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,278
Posted By renodeb
I recently ordered a petroleum free ointment and...

I recently ordered a petroleum free ointment and it works like a dream and its not expensive. I also like triple paste and Boudrexs butt paste. (I know that's not how you spell that)
Deb
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,434
Posted By renodeb
Here is my illness policy: I have never really...

Here is my illness policy: I have never really had to much trouble with parents complaining. I would have trouble with the $20.00 fee. If I can't reach the parents I start calling the emergency...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,870
Posted By renodeb
I never advertise my rates. I guess I just feel...

I never advertise my rates. I guess I just feel like if they at least call me about dc I can give them information.
Debbie
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,127
Posted By renodeb
I think you just answered your own question. Do...

I think you just answered your own question. Do it now, you will be so glad that you did.
Deb
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By renodeb
I make those calls at nap time or whenever I can...

I make those calls at nap time or whenever I can squeeze in a few minutes. Or hubby makes those calls on his day off.
Deb
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,885
Posted By renodeb
I have seen it posted all over fb. Its very...

I have seen it posted all over fb. Its very blatantly written.To much so i think. I have had a few parents come in on there cells and be on them the whole time. But that was years ago. My parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By renodeb
I found that daily sheets took to much time away...

I found that daily sheets took to much time away from the kids, I touch base with each group of parents and if they need more info they can call me or text. I do have a fb page for my daycare and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,818
Posted By renodeb
Situations where the client has asked for a big...

Situations where the client has asked for a big favor like that rarely ever work out. Its a very slippery slope. That client should ask herself how she would fell if they asked if they could skip...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,524
Posted By renodeb
I'm paid by Check and cash with one client doing...

I'm paid by Check and cash with one client doing electronic bank transfer (which I really like).
I actually dont mind being paid by check, I have had very few issues with checks and it does create a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,397
Posted By renodeb
I always ask if my location suits them distance...

I always ask if my location suits them distance wise. If they don't mention where they work I have it on the paperwork. I know which parts of town are trouble spots.
Deb
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,023
Posted By renodeb
I have been lucky with the smelly part lately but...

I have been lucky with the smelly part lately but years ago I had a little girl who smelled like smoke so every morning I would strip her, wash what she came in wearing a put on a spare outfit. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,798
Posted By renodeb
Thanks Debbie. :)

Thanks Debbie. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,798
Posted By renodeb
There not unit blocks there the blocks with...

There not unit blocks there the blocks with alphabet letters on them but that would work.
Thanks
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,394
Posted By renodeb
I have been doing in home dc for 11 years and I...

I have been doing in home dc for 11 years and I know that some of my clients have gotten very comfortable with me. For me it depends on the client, some I have really connected with (to much) and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By renodeb
Take the usual precautions, other than that its...

Take the usual precautions, other than that its just that time of year. Also God knows where those kids are going when there not in your daycare. Lots of chances to pick up germs. Hang in there!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,798
Posted By renodeb
Cleaning & Sanitizing Wooden Blocks

I just got new wooden blocks and they need cleaned and sanitized. How do you clean wooden blocks. (there the wooden square ones,) not the building ones if that makes since. I know eventually the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2017, 11:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,346
Posted By renodeb
I think a lot of this is the nature of the job....

I think a lot of this is the nature of the job. We care and we care a lot. (to much sometimes)
I think we learn to separate our selves through experience. I have been doing dc for nearly 11 years...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,947
Posted By renodeb
I personally hate straw cups. I haven't found one...

I personally hate straw cups. I haven't found one yet that does not flick liquid when the kids sip from it or one that the kids cant chew up. I have used sippy cups and then regular cups when they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2016, 10:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,136
Posted By renodeb
My hubby works at Home Depot so we buy our tree...

My hubby works at Home Depot so we buy our tree from there. Usually a 6 foot one. We put it up in our Den (away from the daycare).
Deb
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,388
Posted By renodeb
I would not have an issue if the child seemed...

I would not have an issue if the child seemed other wise ok. Participating in the days activities etc.
Deb
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 999
Posted By renodeb
As soon as I know I have an opening. Deb

As soon as I know I have an opening.
Deb
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 46,410
Posted By renodeb
I will say it again, I think one of the main...

I will say it again, I think one of the main reasons providers suffer burn out is that they don't take enough vacation/days off. I take the school holidays off, and 3 weeks a years of vacation. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,585
Posted By renodeb
If the parent is paying for a block of time then...

If the parent is paying for a block of time then that is not really drop in care. When I do drop in they call to see if I'm available for a day here and a day there and they pay right then.
It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,410
Posted By renodeb
There are a few toys that I could do with out. I...

There are a few toys that I could do with out. I have a set of plastic blocks (there to hard to stack) that I think Im ready to take out of the mix. Battery op toys that play music just sit on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 928
Posted By renodeb
Time for New Cubby Tags

Hi all,
I need to buy some new cubby tags for my entry way cubby drawers. (the kids each get there own cubby box with there name on it. The parents can see them as soon as they come in so they need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,153
Posted By renodeb
It depends, if I raise current clients I do it...

It depends, if I raise current clients I do it around New Years. It is never a huge raise so they never have complained. New clients always start at new rate. I give at least a months written notice....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,452
Posted By renodeb
Interesting question, are you already known at...

Interesting question,
are you already known at the center? I dont see it as an issue esp. being a family business. I would love to hear an update as time goes by.
Deb
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,622
Posted By renodeb
I agree with Pestle. Those are the reasons I...

I agree with Pestle. Those are the reasons I would term a family. I really wish you had shared the details but I take terming a family very seriously.
The last time I termed a family with no notice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,291
Posted By renodeb
That's funny I have had that with older kids (4-5...

That's funny I have had that with older kids (4-5 year olds). They seem to be the hardest to keep entertained ( to me anyways) I had one who wanted everything out at the same time.
I would say use...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,268
Posted By renodeb
When I first started doing dc I had payment set...

When I first started doing dc I had payment set up for Mondays. After a while I found that parents where "forgetting" there check books etc. I changed payment date to Fridays for the coming week and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,427
Posted By renodeb
Very good point about never knowing how knows...

Very good point about never knowing how knows who. I have had to term about 7 kids in the last 11 years and I never said anything to the others, I don't find it necessary. Honestly I try to down play...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Posted By renodeb
I do put my address on my card and have never had...

I do put my address on my card and have never had an issue. I like the idea of a map or approximate location though. Maybe I will do that on my next batch of cards.
Deb
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,412
Posted By renodeb
I do 1:30-3:30 and it works for us. Depending on...

I do 1:30-3:30 and it works for us. Depending on the age you could even do 1:30-3:15. I found it helpful to get them up and outside so they will have moved around some before they go home. I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,112
Posted By renodeb
I knew a provider who would constantly go over...

I knew a provider who would constantly go over ratio and then say it was a niece or nephew, and she had an above ground pool with a fence around it and the gate had a lock for when she needed to lock...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,897
Posted By renodeb
I have had the most success with the advent...

I have had the most success with the advent bottles. I have had a few re flux babies. I actually like the Dr. browns bottles.
Deb
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,956
Posted By renodeb
I have a gate by the front that is mounted onto...

I have a gate by the front that is mounted onto the wall. I ask that the adults operate it even though the older kids figured out how to. I have told the parents that I'am responsible for them until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,772
Posted By renodeb
While I do think there is a fine line between...

While I do think there is a fine line between promoting independence and play and a child parked in your lap I have never had to institute a no lap policy. I dont mind holding the kids for a bit. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By renodeb
The worst experience I ever had with a baby not...

The worst experience I ever had with a baby not taking a bottle was about 2 years ago. When the baby was born she was under weight and they had to give her a certain amount of formula. Because of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,571
Posted By renodeb
I have never had to limit meal times. 15-20...

I have never had to limit meal times. 15-20 minutes max and they are done.
Deb
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-19-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,115
Posted By renodeb
My current group is a 10 month old, a 9 month old...

My current group is a 10 month old, a 9 month old and 4 year old and a almost 5 year old. The two older kids are picky and like eating the same thing each day. I mix it up because they need some...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-19-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,999
Posted By renodeb
I dont know if my current group would eat that...

I dont know if my current group would eat that but Im going to try it. I am in a real rut as far as lunches go.
Deb
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-19-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,677
Posted By renodeb
Kroger and sometimes Sam's club.

Kroger and sometimes Sam's club.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By renodeb
I have never heard of a bank putting a freeze on...

I have never heard of a bank putting a freeze on a check. My bank runs the checks through twice before it is declared a bounced check. It usually takes 3 weeks before I know its bounced. I think most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,130
Posted By renodeb
Honestly I change the infants around 2- 2 1/2...

Honestly I change the infants around 2- 2 1/2 hours and my above 1 year olds at about 2 1/1 - 3 hours unless they need changed before that. Its about 3-4 times a day.
When I worked at kinder kare we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,249
Posted By renodeb
I have termed 6 children in 11 years. All for...

I have termed 6 children in 11 years. All for different reasons. The most recent one was because there was an incident between one of my dc kids and a parent. (not the parent of the kid).
Each time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,339
Posted By renodeb
I have a baby swing, and a floor gym, plus pack n...

I have a baby swing, and a floor gym, plus pack n play. If they are both really young infants I find it beneficial to make sure there feedings are not at the same time. If they are older like 9 mos...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,681
Posted By renodeb
m sorry for saying this but WTF? Honestly I think...

m sorry for saying this but WTF? Honestly I think one day I will just quite the food program. I don't think it's worth it. Makes no since to lower the meal rates. I guess we will just have to raise...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,679
Posted By renodeb
I take the school holidays off and Christmas eve/...

I take the school holidays off and Christmas eve/ day/ and day after, plus I close at noon the day before thanksgiving/thanks giving and the day after. I dont take monday off if it falls on a sunday....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,943
Posted By renodeb
My sister in law is dead set against bleach and...

My sister in law is dead set against bleach and uses vinegar for a lot of her cleaning. I read that vinegar does not always kill all the germs. I dont know, lots of debate about that I guess.
I use...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,228
Posted By renodeb
I figured out my "hourly rate one day and it was...

I figured out my "hourly rate one day and it was $3.34 an hour. Not even close to minimum wage! Sickening huh? My rates are under the national average (on purpose). Luckily I fall under the having...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,997
Posted By renodeb
I agree with Rosie. If your newest family signed...

I agree with Rosie. If your newest family signed on under the existing agreement they may get mad if its changed so quick.
Deb
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,335
Posted By renodeb
It almost sounds as though that parent is going...

It almost sounds as though that parent is going around the restraining order by visiting that dc every day. I dont even like it when a parent comes by for a short visit. It disrupts the schedule. Its...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,303
Posted By renodeb
I think you pretty much answered your own...

I think you pretty much answered your own question. It sounds like this family is not a good fit. I have had a few demanding parents and they never seem to last very long here. (for one reason or...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-02-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,776
Posted By renodeb
To be 100% honest, I would just let it go. It...

To be 100% honest, I would just let it go. It sounds like she has moved on? I disagree with a lot of parent styles but I care for these kids. Money is not always the answer.
Deb
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By renodeb
Thanks all. I use my dw to but Im pulling double...

Thanks all. I use my dw to but Im pulling double duty on washing toys.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,112
Posted By renodeb
I have a clause in my contract that says if I...

I have a clause in my contract that says if I have to buy any of the required items (and there listed in the contract) then I will attach the cost to the next bill. It's a great deterrent and trust...
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