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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2019, 11:58 AM
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Posted By Leigh
Wow! First, I would assume that the child is...

Wow! First, I would assume that the child is actually sick-maybe sent home yesterday? Second, I would ask that mom HOW she manages to work out for SIX straight hours! Is she an Olympian?
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-16-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Leigh
Around the 4th month, babies begin to realize...

Around the 4th month, babies begin to realize that you will return to them if you set them down or leave their sight. It usually does get better then. What YOU can do? Get down on the floor with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5,398
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Leigh
Best of luck with your Baby Fight Club! I have...

Best of luck with your Baby Fight Club! I have had a few toys that I've had to give away because they were TOO loved. Causing bites and punches. Sad that it comes to that, but they're too young to...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 10-09-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,613
Posted By Leigh
For mystery readers, I really enoyed Harold...

For mystery readers, I really enoyed Harold Adams' books.

If you like romance even a LITTLE bit, Jane Ashley Converse has 2 books out that are AWESOME. I don't usually choose that type of book,...
Forum: Reggio / Waldorf / Forest Kindergarten / Granola / Natural - Learning Methods 10-09-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,252
Posted By Leigh
What a great idea to use pipes! Mine at this age...

What a great idea to use pipes! Mine at this age love cardboard boxes of all sized, mixing bowls, measuring cups, kitchen utensils, anything stackable, anything climbable, and toy tools (hammer,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By Leigh
All you need to tell the DOL is that you quit...

All you need to tell the DOL is that you quit your job, and that you requested your final paychecks be mailed to you, and that your former employer didn't send them. Ask them to help you get your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 648
Posted By Leigh
I had a mom who didn't believe me when I sent her...

I had a mom who didn't believe me when I sent her son home for diarrhea. Next time, I saved every diaper and handed them to her when she picked him up, so that she could see them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 751
Posted By Leigh
They WANT you to sign it. You have no obligation...

They WANT you to sign it. You have no obligation to do so.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,196
Posted By Leigh
That's totally how it works here. I made more at...

That's totally how it works here. I made more at my union job 20 years ago than I could make in the workforce now. I wasn't rich, but I made a FAIR wage, that was more equitable than people make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5,398
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Leigh
It could be that he is showing you who is boss by...

It could be that he is showing you who is boss by bossing his mom into taking off his shoes and by showing you that he doesn't have to do it himself because he has a servant for that. Try putting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By Leigh
You don't owe anyone an explaination. You're not...

You don't owe anyone an explaination. You're not asking your boss for a raise-you are raising the rates that you charge for your services. They can take it or leave it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,044
Posted By Leigh
I don't allow parents to carry kids in or out if...

I don't allow parents to carry kids in or out if they can walk. A couple of years ago, I kept reminding a BIG 4 year old that he could walk himself on his way out the door, and that he was too big...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By Leigh
When it is for non-payment, I absolutely let them...

When it is for non-payment, I absolutely let them know the reason. EVERY time that I had ever let a parent start without a deposit, they screwed me over on payment. That was how I learned that if...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-30-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,011
Posted By Leigh
I have to disagree with the others about the...

I have to disagree with the others about the provider breaching contract. The parent agreed to transportation for "other activities", which would encompass personal errands, in my opinion. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5,398
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 571,055
Posted By Leigh
I have had SO MANY daycare kids who are SO SMART...

I have had SO MANY daycare kids who are SO SMART that they have taught themselves the alphabet, how to count, how to write their letters, phonic sounds, Spanish...I have been so lucky to have all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,078
Posted By Leigh
I felt this way about jump-a-roos and other...

I felt this way about jump-a-roos and other "containment" devices, but one of my kids' physical therapists had ordered me to put him in the jumparoo and leave him there as much of the day as he would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,078
Posted By Leigh
They won't prevent rolling over. If it had a 5...

They won't prevent rolling over. If it had a 5 pt harness, maybe, but kids should NEVER sleep in one!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,078
Posted By Leigh
I love the Rock and Play at daycare-I use it to...

I love the Rock and Play at daycare-I use it to take the newborns with me into the kitchen while making lunch, or to sit them next to me while I do paperwork, or even to take them into the bathroom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Leigh
I went years without illness spreading around...

I went years without illness spreading around daycare. Last year, our school district started pushing "no more than four". They push for kids to miss no more than 4 days of school per year, which...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5,398
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Posted By Leigh
The money would be nice. I want it to happen...

The money would be nice. I want it to happen (almost) just to hit them where it hurts. Their kid never, ever misses a minute of daycare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5,398
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Leigh
I'll be safe-I'm not going anywhere for a long...

I'll be safe-I'm not going anywhere for a long time!:) We have already had 8-9 inches, and we are supposed to end with 25-30 inches. My brother and my nephew live in Blaine-they're supposed to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5,398
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Posted By Leigh
Major blizzard. I am down to 4 dck's, 2 will be...

Major blizzard. I am down to 4 dck's, 2 will be picked up any minute, 1 has parents whose work never lets them leave for weather. The last one, though -Mom is a teacher and school got out 2 hours...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5,398
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Leigh
:lol: I hope it works out for you! I can BUILD...

:lol: I hope it works out for you! I can BUILD things, I can FIX things, but I can NOT CRAFT things!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 795
Posted By Leigh
I used to work for my dad when I was a kid. I...

I used to work for my dad when I was a kid. I asked him for a raise and he said "How's about I just let you keep your job?". :lol: Reading this post made me remember that. "How's about I just let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 08:19 AM
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Posted By Leigh
Ugh. I hate that, too! I found a complete set...

Ugh. I hate that, too! I found a complete set of kitchen cabinets for sale recently that matched mine for sale for $300. I needed the pantry for my kitchen, and was going to use the others for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,008
Posted By Leigh
I was subpoenaed over the summer to testify on...

I was subpoenaed over the summer to testify on behalf of a former DCM. Her attorney had me write an affidavit as to what I witnessed, and I was not required to attend court.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-28-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By Leigh
At this point, I would just block both of their...

At this point, I would just block both of their numbers and enjoy your life in peace.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 963
Posted By Leigh
Maybe something like this?: ...

Maybe something like this?: https://www.nestedbean.com/products/zen-sack-classic

I haven't tried it, but I know that a weighted blanket helps ME sleep, and other providers have told me that their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,262
Posted By Leigh
:lol::lol:likethis I would look into selling...

:lol::lol:likethis

I would look into selling a kidney on the black market before I willingly started a relationship with this DCM.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By Leigh
I save a LOT of money by using grocery delivery. ...

I save a LOT of money by using grocery delivery. I no longer add things to my cart that aren't on my list (I'm very guilty of this in the produce aisle-I see bell peppers, think I will make fajitas...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By Leigh
Soy milk is a nutritionally equivalent dairy...

Soy milk is a nutritionally equivalent dairy substitute, if the fluid milk requirement is the only thing holding you back from the food program.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By Leigh
I use an electronic safe. In my previous home, I...

I use an electronic safe. In my previous home, I was able to use a higher shelf in my hall closet and just put a lock on the closet door. Unfortunately, my current house has NO hall closet, NO...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-05-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By Leigh
Mushrooms, potatoes, tomatoes, sweet potatoes,...

Mushrooms, potatoes, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, and beets are some vegetables that go over well for breakfast.

With pancakes or french toast? Could you puree vegetables to put IN the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By Leigh
I wouldn't consider her "watching" your child. ...

I wouldn't consider her "watching" your child. She hosted a playdate for her own child.

I would tell her that you can't take a SA for the day because it would put you out of ratio. For me, it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By Leigh
I would be so grateful for the delay. Kids start...

I would be so grateful for the delay. Kids start formal education MUCH too early, and this lets your daughter do what she is made to do: play and explore. I would never try to slip her into school...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By Leigh
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 777
Posted By Leigh
When we had our first snow storm of the year, I...

When we had our first snow storm of the year, I reminded my parents that I am open, but if their child gets stuck with me overnight, that I charge $200 for overnight care. After I started telling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,236
Posted By Leigh
As a parent, I think I would appreciate being...

As a parent, I think I would appreciate being there when my child was asked this. It would give me the chance to explain any new "boo-boos". Kids nearly always have trouble explaining exactly how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By Leigh
Psychologists say that hitting is a "normal"...

Psychologists say that hitting is a "normal" behavior up to about age 7. Acceptable? No. Normal? Yes.

3 years is a common age for hitting, IME. It is usually pretty easily dealt with by...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-17-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By Leigh
I had a DCM smash into my brand new grill in my...

I had a DCM smash into my brand new grill in my driveway (pushed it into the garage door frame a messed that up pretty good, too). I wasn't able to write off because the grill wasn't used for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By Leigh
I have accepted Venmo. I only paid a fee if I...

I have accepted Venmo. I only paid a fee if I chose an instant transfer. If I did a regular transfer, my money would show up the next day, rather than same day. Either way, the fee was nominal,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,179
Posted By Leigh
When kids ask what's for lunch, the answer is...

When kids ask what's for lunch, the answer is always the same "we're having take it or leave it".

When a child says they don't like something: "I'll never make you eat something you don't like,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,647
Posted By Leigh
My understanding is that those on team "ounce an...

My understanding is that those on team "ounce an hour" feel that the child should learn to view the breast as a place to get more food, and the bottle as something that gives them less food. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Leigh
This. And, yes. Every time until they start...

This. And, yes. Every time until they start doing it on their own. Plan on it taking weeks, not days. When you walk them there, give your potty command, then praise them for doing their business...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-03-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By Leigh
If I am understanding correctly, your DD wants...

If I am understanding correctly, your DD wants you to look over your preparer's shoulder as they enter your data?

Would you let a parent stay at daycare and look over your shoulder while you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By Leigh
I absolutely agree. 75 minutes late would have...

I absolutely agree. 75 minutes late would have been a $150 late fee due immediately and a termination on the spot. The spot wouldn't have been my home, either. I'd have taken the child with me to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-17-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,725
Posted By Leigh
Our state's licensing requires only that if we...

Our state's licensing requires only that if we have written contracts or policies, that ALL parents receive the same policies. We don't have to provide a contract or policies. Last year's federal...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-13-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,725
Posted By Leigh
It isn't unheard of for a provider to not have...

It isn't unheard of for a provider to not have written policies. I wouldn't let that bother me. I prefer to have them written and acknowledged to prevent situations such as yours. Of the providers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By Leigh
I'd call the police non-emergency line, and ask...

I'd call the police non-emergency line, and ask for an officer (there is likely at least one patrolling the area after school, anyway) to speak the the children about what they're doing and tell them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,073
Posted By Leigh
I'd remind him that the 2 weeks' deposit doesn't...

I'd remind him that the 2 weeks' deposit doesn't cover his late fee, only the notice period, and that he still owes the late fees. Then, block him. He won't be able to get through with his next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By Leigh
You can absolutely enforce your policies. If the...

You can absolutely enforce your policies. If the child is being picked up at noon and nap ends at 3, just tell the parents that you will no longer allow drop offs at nap time because it disrupts the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By Leigh
Since the post was already bumped... My 12...

Since the post was already bumped...

My 12 year old Bissell finally died on me, and though I didn't want to spend the money, I bought he Bissell Big Green Clean Machine (the commercial style).
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,474
Posted By Leigh
Absolutely this. They're telling you that they...

Absolutely this. They're telling you that they want YOU to pay for their kids' absence because they don't feel that you are worth enough for them to pay you to keep the spots open.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By Leigh
Maybe start HIS meals before the other kids' and...

Maybe start HIS meals before the other kids' and get the pooping out of the way before feeding the other kids?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 222,832
Posted By Leigh
It may be worth having cameras in my house just...

It may be worth having cameras in my house just to catch moments like this!:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 222,832
Posted By Leigh
That would be hilarious! Were any of them...

That would be hilarious! Were any of them worried? Confused? I can only imagine the looks on their faces!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By Leigh
A.T.T.E.N.T.I.O.N. that's why.

A.T.T.E.N.T.I.O.N. that's why.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By Leigh
Is it possible that the adults are just...

Is it possible that the adults are just unconsciously communicating to the kids that they can't do certain things without their security items......

It is not just possible, but it is the case in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Leigh
Hopefully, the parents will tell you that they...

Hopefully, the parents will tell you that they will miss you. Then, you can cheerfully respond "and I'd LIKE to say the same to you!" with a smile on your face. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By Leigh
You did more for her than I would have already. ...

You did more for her than I would have already. No way do I answer the door at drop off time on my holidays. I set my phone to do not disturb, take the dogs into my room, take my son into my room,...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-04-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,439
Posted By Leigh
Mix up cubed or shredded chicken with a can of...

Mix up cubed or shredded chicken with a can of cream of onion soup, a can of cream of celery soup, a bag of mixed vegetables, and 2 cups of cheddar cheese. Stir in garlic powder, salt, and pepper. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By Leigh
I have one now that could probably go hours...

I have one now that could probably go hours without any other human interaction-all he cares about is exploring, learning to walk (he is cruising and standing independently for a few seconds at a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5,398
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 571,055
Posted By Leigh
I would post a link to the state website to...

I would post a link to the state website to search for licensed providers (make sure that the link is the one for your city that lists only you) with a message that says "Here's a link for you to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By Leigh
I think our sponsors may enter their own codes? ...

I think our sponsors may enter their own codes? 33 is Papaya for me. 75 doesn't exist under bread for me. Sun Chips/Doritos isn't an option for me when I type it in, nor are raisins. They did...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By Leigh
I didn't know anyone could serve raisins! My...

I didn't know anyone could serve raisins! My sponsor, at least, won't allow them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By Leigh
CACFP in After School Programs?

Our local Boys and Girls Club has an all day daycare as well as an after school program. I saw one of their Facebook ads today that was touting their healthy meals and snacks. In their photos, kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By Leigh
Did any of your clients get raises in the last 3...

Did any of your clients get raises in the last 3 years? I'm sure they did. Why would they deserve a raise, and why would you NOT deserve one? I'd not only raise your rates to at least your area's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,601
Posted By Leigh
I don't understand what you are wanting from the...

I don't understand what you are wanting from the preschool. Could you elaborate on what you were hoping to sue them for?
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-14-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By Leigh
One WG per day is the minimum requirement, so all...

One WG per day is the minimum requirement, so all of the crackers that you listed would be creditable if you had served WG at another meal. I TRY to use WG as much as possible, but I find that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 41,149
Posted By Leigh
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: SCIENCE. ...

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: SCIENCE. It's real. Crazies on the internet? Not so much.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 976
Posted By Leigh
I find 12 to be much easier than 6. I'm licensed...

I find 12 to be much easier than 6. I'm licensed for 12 plus 2 before and after school. I have 16 enrolled, 2 are before school kids, 2 are after school kids. I sometimes have 12 at once, but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By Leigh
FOR GOD'S SAKE TAKE THIS POST DOWN BEFORE WE ALL...

FOR GOD'S SAKE TAKE THIS POST DOWN BEFORE WE ALL ARE FORCED BY OUR STATES TO WRITE UP A 4 PAGE "RACCOON RESPONSE PLAN"!!!

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-26-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By Leigh
You'll not be able to serve anything other than...

You'll not be able to serve anything other than dairy or soy unless you have a medical statement.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-26-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By Leigh
Medical statements are allowed. I have served...

Medical statements are allowed. I have served rice milk and almond milk with medical statements (the statements will be something like NO dairy milk---substitute almond milk). As long as it is in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,051
Posted By Leigh
I know of a pair of sisters who have a childcare,...

I know of a pair of sisters who have a childcare, and they lie down and nap with the kids every day. They're unlicensed/unregistered. It's legal.

If you are registered or licensed in my state,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 222,832
Posted By Leigh
My nephew (29 now) and I were talking when he was...

My nephew (29 now) and I were talking when he was in high school. I said something about a record (album), and he said "what's a record?". I still remember using a reel to reel machine, the "ditto"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,968
Posted By Leigh
#1: I'm betting that at least half of parents...

#1: I'm betting that at least half of parents are like this.

#2: That's a big nope at my daycare

#3: I'd NEVER take a child who I know has a biting issue

#4: I wouldn't have an issue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,325
Posted By Leigh
I tell them that they don't HAVE to like each...

I tell them that they don't HAVE to like each other or be friends, but they DO have to respect each other, and that yelling "you're not my friend" isn't respectful. Then, sometimes, we need to work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,520
Posted By Leigh
I have the kids sit at the table until everyone...

I have the kids sit at the table until everyone is done for two reasons:

1. Good manners
2. If one child leaves to play, the other kids tend to follow even if they aren't done eating. If they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By Leigh
Do this! Also, don't wait for parents to leave...

Do this! Also, don't wait for parents to leave to put her in time out! She is still getting her reward until the parent leaves. Put her in time out the moment the behavior happens-obviously, the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,520
Posted By Leigh
Exactly. I have two of those kids right now. ...

Exactly. I have two of those kids right now. Not hungry? OK, I would never make you eat anything that you don't want to. It's "disgusting"? You don't like that kind" OK, I would never make you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,520
Posted By Leigh
Not an awful mom at all! You made him the meal,...

Not an awful mom at all! You made him the meal, it's up to him whether he eats it. Aside from forcing it in his mouth, you've done all you can.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,061
Posted By Leigh
Good point. In my state, your 12 year old can be...

Good point. In my state, your 12 year old can be registered as an assistant and is able to perform most any duties under the supervision of the adult (may not be left alone with kids, but can change...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,061
Posted By Leigh
When I was 12, I was babysitting until as late as...

When I was 12, I was babysitting until as late as 3am for families, and I was changing diapers of boys and girls. Girls have the same teenage hormones, and I wonder if you would worry about a girl...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,062
Posted By Leigh
This is exactly how I stopped the 2 kids I used...

This is exactly how I stopped the 2 kids I used to have who pooped their pants when they were told no or didn't get their way (4 year olds). They actually did clean it up. The pooping stopped.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,421
Posted By Leigh
I can't be the only one whose bra is off before...

I can't be the only one whose bra is off before the parent is out of my driveway!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 960
Posted By Leigh
Been there. A kid's grandma sent him in...

Been there. A kid's grandma sent him in underwear, even though his parents agreed that he wasn't ready to train. I put a diaper over the underwear and sent him home with his underwear in a bag with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 831
Posted By Leigh
They don't HAVE to answer the question. You can...

They don't HAVE to answer the question. You can just make your best guess and fill it out for them if they decline to (this is what I was advised to do).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 831
Posted By Leigh
I can't answer for your state, but I can tell you...

I can't answer for your state, but I can tell you that the food program tracks race because they want to be sure that we are not discriminating. If the population is 60% Native American and I never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,014
Posted By Leigh
I would have fired the assistant and the client!

I would have fired the assistant and the client!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By Leigh
I use diapers until I feel that a child is...

I use diapers until I feel that a child is actually potty trained. Pull ups and poops do NOT mix! They can use pull ups at nap time or for a few weeks after potty training to be sure they're...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-05-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By Leigh
I give my parents my rates as yearly tuition. I...

I give my parents my rates as yearly tuition. I figure out how much per year that I need to make per space, and let them decide how to pay (weekly, monthly, every other week, etc.). They choose pay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By Leigh
I believe that it is common to go back 7-10 years...

I believe that it is common to go back 7-10 years when considering a license. DV is something that may never be overlooked, though, and if there was a child involved, it will never be overlooked (if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5,398
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 571,055
Posted By Leigh
I was assuming that she was asking about the...

I was assuming that she was asking about the child coming right back to daycare with fever and active sores. I do still exclude until sores are scabbed over, though, because that is what my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5,398
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 571,055
Posted By Leigh
They probably were all exposed, BUT, more...

They probably were all exposed, BUT, more exposures=more likely to contract the illness. Exclusion still helps prevent the spread (I have never had a DCK get it from another DCK).

I'm not so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,756
Posted By Leigh
Here are some articles about the topic (the first...

Here are some articles about the topic (the first one, maybe the others, mentions that potty training and cognitive ability are not related):
...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-22-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,373
Posted By Leigh
Pizza, tacos, spaghetti, "white noodles"...

Pizza, tacos, spaghetti, "white noodles" (homemade fettucine), Arroz con Pollo, homemade hot pockets, mac and cheese with corn (I have no idea what the casserole is called), homemade chicken strips...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,584
Posted By Leigh
I saw that. AFTER my reply! :lol::lol::lol:

I saw that. AFTER my reply! :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,584
Posted By Leigh
I don't blame you for wanting phone calls, but I...

I don't blame you for wanting phone calls, but I require texts or emails so that I have a written record of who was to pick up. I require the same when meds are given at daycare-the parent must text...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By Leigh
They seem pretty sturdy to me. No bite marks on...

They seem pretty sturdy to me. No bite marks on it yet. I've tried the silicone toothbrushes, too, but he throws them on the floor. I love that this is attached to him. I'd gladly replace it...
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