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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,282
Posted By skipper
I have a couple of children in my care with...

I have a couple of children in my care with similar dietary restrictions.
I require that the parents supply all of the child's food. It's easy, they just send along a labeled lunchbox each day and...
Forum: Reggio / Waldorf / Forest Kindergarten / Granola / Natural - Learning Methods 12-06-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,052
Posted By skipper
I have a nature daycare. We live on the edge of...

I have a nature daycare. We live on the edge of an otherwise unused forest which provides endless playspaces. My curriculum is Waldorf based and I am the only care home of this type in my area, thus...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 12-06-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,101
Posted By skipper
I serve water, tea and sometimes sparkling water....

I serve water, tea and sometimes sparkling water.

No juice, no milk, etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,172
Posted By skipper
I would take them outside.

I would take them outside.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,720
Posted By skipper
No. But I'm a small set up, I know bigger places...

No. But I'm a small set up, I know bigger places with more staff do it. Not my cup of tea though!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,363
Posted By skipper
I have a nature daycare so we're outdoors a lot....

I have a nature daycare so we're outdoors a lot. (and I mean a lot, we have lean-to's and such to play in when it's rain/snowing - we also have a great indoor space but are out most of the time)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,479
Posted By skipper
I follow a low-waste rule and therefore...

I follow a low-waste rule and therefore discourage disposable diapers and encourage early potty habits. Most of my families practice elimination communication so the actual potty habits begin well...
Forum: Reggio / Waldorf / Forest Kindergarten / Granola / Natural - Learning Methods 08-24-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 19,008
Posted By skipper
I built a wooden climbing arch which they love. ...

I built a wooden climbing arch which they love.

I got rid of all my plastic a couple years ago....then it gradually crept back in waves. Finally cleared it out for good except for a collection of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By skipper
When things like that are said I know it's time...

When things like that are said I know it's time to have a sharing circle. I'll gather the group at the table and we'll have a talk. Everyone gets a chance to air their grievances in whatever way it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,357
Posted By skipper
I have a basket for shoes in my entryway. We go...

I have a basket for shoes in my entryway. We go barefoot indoors in the warm months, wool socks in the cold months (we heat with wood so wool socks are a must! ) Since my program is nature based...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,216
Posted By skipper
I couldn't imagine napping while the kids do. I...

I couldn't imagine napping while the kids do. I run a small unlicensed day care, my group rests/naps from 1-3 daily. I take that time to clean up, organize activities, update lesson plans, write,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,461
Posted By skipper
Daycare is cheap if you look at it as value for...

Daycare is cheap if you look at it as value for dollar.

For instance, one of my DCM's has no problem dropping $100 plus weekly on a spa treatment. That buys her MAYBE two hours and when she's done...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,004
Posted By skipper
Have you spoken to the child's parents about this...

Have you spoken to the child's parents about this OP? I think that's the very first thing you should do because chances are if he's saying it to you, he's saying the same to them at home when he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,736
Posted By skipper
I stopped sending the crafts/artwork home,...

I stopped sending the crafts/artwork home, instead I hang them on the kitchen craft display wall with my own kids artwork. Twice a year I gather up each child's art and put it in a folder to go home,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,177
Posted By skipper
10 bucks says they don't even have kids. Wackos.

10 bucks says they don't even have kids. Wackos.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,579
Posted By skipper
I'm not sure about a FB page, I mean it sounds...

I'm not sure about a FB page, I mean it sounds great right now, and you're completely justified in wanting to do it, I'm just afraid it may come back to bite you in the butt somehow.
I shame them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,914
Posted By skipper
Thanks, these are great suggestions. I think...

Thanks, these are great suggestions. I think refusing them at the door might just be the cure all for their laziness. I know for darn sure that if I send my kids to their summer program or school in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,914
Posted By skipper
Kids Not Dressed For Weather

I'd love to get some input on this ongoing battle. I've sent out notices, friendly reminders, emails, to please dress and send weather appropriate clothing for your kids.
Today, it's 82 degrees,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,468
Posted By skipper
I say the same thing every single time. Not In My...

I say the same thing every single time. Not In My House. Then I pick them up and put them in their car. And not a cuddly style of picking them up, I scoop them under my arm and boot it to the car and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,790
Posted By skipper
I had a DCK who had exema quite badly, he was a 2...

I had a DCK who had exema quite badly, he was a 2 y/o picky eater and one of our fallback meals are scrambled eggs and cheese which he loved. His folks fed him the same in a pinch, this was right...