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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By kendallina
I have in the past. But only for a short amount...

I have in the past. But only for a short amount of time do I separate them. I also combine it with being very specific about their behavior and will even pull each child aside and explain what I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By kendallina
I try to remind in some way-we all need a little...

I try to remind in some way-we all need a little help sometimes. I either send an email or post it on my parent wall a few days beforehand. I don't always remember, though. I've never had anyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By kendallina
If you prefer a phone conversation with the...

If you prefer a phone conversation with the parents then maybe you should have called them?

Personally I would be put off if my provider sent a text over something that clearly warranted a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 289
Posted By kendallina
2 weeks at Christmas paid 1 week spring break...

2 weeks at Christmas paid
1 week spring break paid
1 week vacation summer NOT paid
Random other holidays and school closure days paid
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By kendallina
He sounds like he has a lot of sensory needs. ...

He sounds like he has a lot of sensory needs. If you are at a point of wanting to term, totally understand!

If not, I would give him a sensory area. Pintetest would have a lot of ideas. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By kendallina
I have centers set up-dramatic play, books,...

I have centers set up-dramatic play, books, blocks, art, sensory table and two centers that rotate (i.e. writing center, discovery table, etc).

During free play, an hour in the morning and from...
Forum: Curriculum 09-19-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,143
Posted By kendallina
14 toddlers in one room sounds crazy!! Agh... No...

14 toddlers in one room sounds crazy!! Agh... No advice.....just Agh!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By kendallina
Yes!! My little guy is a bit coddled too. He...

Yes!! My little guy is a bit coddled too. He has two much older siblings who babysit him a LOT. And for the first 6 months he was here I thought a lot of his behavior was mostly due to him being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By kendallina
He's behind developmentally? In my...

He's behind developmentally?

In my experience there are two reasons why a child doesn't play. The first is because parents do EVERYTHING for them at home, including playing for and with them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By kendallina
I would cut the tv time completely if possible. ...

I would cut the tv time completely if possible. At my preschool we nap in the same room that the children eat in so while they're eating I'm turning down lights, closing curtains, etc. They clean...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 784
Posted By kendallina
Yes, this! Contact your local foster care...

Yes, this! Contact your local foster care agency, you should qualify for this, let them help if the father won't or can't.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By kendallina
Some days I'm more relaxed even if everyone is...

Some days I'm more relaxed even if everyone is here. Today, for example I had 4 plus my 2 and we still did activities but I called it child's choice day- so we made volcanoes and acted out Mouse...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By kendallina
I don't 'share' until I'm done with the toy. I...

I don't 'share' until I'm done with the toy. I teach the children to ask for a toy they want. The child playing with the toy is then to say either, "Yes" or "You can have it when I'm done". I do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,108
Posted By kendallina
All day. 6 kids. Why?

All day. 6 kids. Why?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,108
Posted By kendallina
Ages 3-5 full time all year.

Ages 3-5 full time all year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,108
Posted By kendallina
That's why you wouldn't enroll your child in my...

That's why you wouldn't enroll your child in my care and I wouldn't enroll my child in yours Nannyde. ;) That's okay
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,108
Posted By kendallina
I would not be comfortable with an in- home...

I would not be comfortable with an in- home provider that wouldn't allow me access to the playroom. My preschool is at the of my house so parents see my space and other kids daily. They see my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By kendallina
40 is a lot! I don't limit paper but I often cut...

40 is a lot! I don't limit paper but I often cut it smaller ( would cutting into thirds help?) and I always have them use both sides.

Chalkboards, dry erase boards are good too.

Another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By kendallina
A farm we visit every fall has a corn box for the...

A farm we visit every fall has a corn box for the kid to play in and they always love it! They have a roof over it and it's fine.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By kendallina
I ask my parents to give a little knock then walk...

I ask my parents to give a little knock then walk right in. Those that stay at the door often wait a long time before I can get there to open it.

I do have one family this year that often waits...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By kendallina
I don't know what PMO is, but when I first opened...

I don't know what PMO is, but when I first opened my preschool I allowed ages 2 and up ( even though I really wanted to work with 3 and up). It worked great, my 2-year olds stayed on with me until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By kendallina
No, I don't. I like time and space to recover...

No, I don't. I like time and space to recover when I'm sick and I'd like to give my parents the same thing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By kendallina
I run a preschool and my outdoor area has...

I run a preschool and my outdoor area has different zones. Nothing fancy....mud kitchen, climbing area, pineneedle area with trucks/shovels/etc. They also have access to our screened in porch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By kendallina
I would prorate. They are giving more than a two...

I would prorate. They are giving more than a two week notice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By kendallina
A friend put dye on a tray shaving cream and the...

A friend put dye on a tray shaving cream and the young ones rolled the egg in that. Turned out super cute and a great idea for littles! Not sure if other ingredients were involved but I'm sure you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By kendallina
I do an Easter egg hunt (and other activities)...

I do an Easter egg hunt (and other activities) because it's fun and the kids love it. I don't feel providers should feel obligated to do it though.

I do agree that holidays are too much. For...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 758
Posted By kendallina
My DS sleeps at night similarly to this little...

My DS sleeps at night similarly to this little one. He's 2. Whenever we lay him down after 1230/100, he doesn't nap. He lays in his crib, talking, sometimes whining, but mostly talking. When we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,027
Posted By kendallina
I typically respond to texts (not always, though...

I typically respond to texts (not always, though because sometimes my phone is dead and I don't realize it!). But, I don't get crazy texts like those either. I get the, "Johnny will be late for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,216
Posted By kendallina
Yes, this. I was thinking of this the other...

Yes, this. I was thinking of this the other night when I was waiting for my daughter at dance and almost 1/2 of the very limited seating was taken up by children. Most of them were on devices...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,038
Posted By kendallina
Yes, it was a neighbor several houses away. I...

Yes, it was a neighbor several houses away. I didn't know them prior. I politely and professionally handed them my card and they contacted me later for a tour. They enrolled and were a great...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By kendallina
I start opening the curtains and turn down the...

I start opening the curtains and turn down the music. Several minutes later I open curtains all the way. A few minutes after that I turn music and fan off. Whoevers awake usually plays for 30...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By kendallina
Welcome!! $15/day is super cheap, but...

Welcome!!

$15/day is super cheap, but perhaps realistic for some areas. See if you can get quotes from a few well-regarded licensed daycares before deciding your rates. You will regret it if you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By kendallina
I do an annual Valentines Party for the families...

I do an annual Valentines Party for the families because I don't do anything at Christmas, I find that everyone's just too busy at Christmas. I keep it simple, potluck. I make chili. And we do a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By kendallina
I generally charge $5 per half hour for early...

I generally charge $5 per half hour for early morning drop offs. I hate late pick ups, I'd be tempted to charge more for that...lol.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By kendallina
I only offer full time, which I consider at least...

I only offer full time, which I consider at least 6 hours a day for 5 days/week. 6 hours/day is significantly cheaper than 8 hours/day, though. I like having lower numbers in the afternoon,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By kendallina
I've had these same thoughts over the years and...

I've had these same thoughts over the years and every time I run the numbers it wouldn't be worth it until I had at least 40 kids. Running a center with 40 plus kids is soooo much more work and such...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-22-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By kendallina
Thank you so much Tom!

Thank you so much Tom!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,148
Posted By kendallina
That's idiotic. My dd is in 3rd grade and these...

That's idiotic. My dd is in 3rd grade and these words are closer to what she's learning. Seems nonsensical to me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By kendallina
If I have a child who is in therapy or has a...

If I have a child who is in therapy or has a medical condition related to poor core strength then I will correct it when I see it(if I know parents are correcting at home). I don't correct every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By kendallina
8:30-5:15. I'm super lucky

8:30-5:15. I'm super lucky
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,020
Posted By kendallina
I have a dome climber ($160 on amazon) that I...

I have a dome climber ($160 on amazon) that I leave out all year and it's what they play with much of the year. I also have tons of balls, flying discs, buckets ( for all that mud), shovels,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,382
Posted By kendallina
What's your relationship like when him? Do you...

What's your relationship like when him? Do you ever play with him? Try to have fun with him? Joke with him, be silly? Does he respond to that?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,765
Posted By kendallina
I have a birthday book basket that the children...

I have a birthday book basket that the children can choose a book from. I write a little personalized note in it. We read the book and sing happy birthday. I also have a ridiculously huge birthday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,606
Posted By kendallina
When a child first starts here, it's one thing...

When a child first starts here, it's one thing that I work with them on. "Make sure when I say STOP, you STOP" (especially for walks). "When I tell you to come see me, you need to come see me. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,983
Posted By kendallina
Blackcat, do you do your "center time" in the...

Blackcat, do you do your "center time" in the same room as your "free play time"? What do you call each of those times of day? How much time do you spend in Center time and Free play time each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,983
Posted By kendallina
I let them intermix as well. For me, the key to...

I let them intermix as well. For me, the key to allowing it is to make sure that I don't have too many toys in each center. Also, the children need to clean their items when they're finished.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,088
Posted By kendallina
If possible, I would walk outside when he does it...

If possible, I would walk outside when he does it and tell him to move before he even had a chance to go inside.

Sounds like he's doing it because he's successful at it. I wouldn't even let him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,951
Posted By kendallina
THIS! My DD never had a lovie but my 18 month...

THIS! My DD never had a lovie but my 18 month old has a blankie that is super soft and he LOVES. It stays in the crib. We bought two extras for washing, etc and he recently found one in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,338
Posted By kendallina
I'd send a reminder email or post on the door. ...

I'd send a reminder email or post on the door. If it continued, I'd just tell them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,914
Posted By kendallina
As you probably know, the staff you have is 90%...

As you probably know, the staff you have is 90% of the quality of your center. It really is. It's everything.

Taking over can be tough, especially if you're already seeing things that need major...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,282
Posted By kendallina
I do monthly payments, due on the first of the...

I do monthly payments, due on the first of the month. All of my families are paid monthly (university employees.) I've never specified what to do if it falls on a weekend and I don't mind accepting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,215
Posted By kendallina
Yes, it is OK to say that she has to be there by...

Yes, it is OK to say that she has to be there by 9:00am (or whatever time you decide) or he cannot come that day.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-28-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,652
Posted By kendallina
I run legally unlicensed. In my state you can...

I run legally unlicensed. In my state you can have 6 kids. You can still deduct things the same on your taxes. My insurance ( state farm) added a daycare rider to my plan which covers me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,576
Posted By kendallina
You handled it great!

You handled it great!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,576
Posted By kendallina
Ugh...what a strange situation. I would likely...

Ugh...what a strange situation. I would likely still say something and just preface by saying that you feel really awkward mentioning it but because it's a safety issue, you feel it's important to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,469
Posted By kendallina
I do a fall family event where we go a farm for a...

I do a fall family event where we go a farm for a couple of hours in the morning. I ask families to me know of mornings that are good our not good and i to schedule around that. I pretty much that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By kendallina
Yup, my son threw bowls to the floor until about...

Yup, my son threw bowls to the floor until about 15 months. Now he's 18 months and rarely, if ever, does it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,812
Posted By kendallina
I'm sure it's nothing personal. I would continue...

I'm sure it's nothing personal. I would continue to say a friendly hi and move on with your day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,565
Posted By kendallina
I would disenroll. You said a policy was...

I would disenroll. You said a policy was recently put in place, were consequences put in writing??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By kendallina
Hi Jennifer, First issue- I would be...

Hi Jennifer,

First issue- I would be concerned about partnering with her. Off it happens again could be a liability.

Second issue- that, I don't know. Maybe ask a licensor?

Are you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By kendallina
I'm legally unlicensed and have 6 kids. I have a...

I'm legally unlicensed and have 6 kids. I have a website and get a few calls a year from it. Its Weebly Pro site ($47/year), I don't pay for my own domain name.

Those that find me through my...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-18-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,536
Posted By kendallina
On Tom Copelands website there is a good...

On Tom Copelands website there is a good explanation regarding what you need to do for federally for employees, including federal tax stuff, paperwork to complete when hiring, etc.

However, each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By kendallina
Early evenings with no one here, which I don't...

Early evenings with no one here, which I don't love because that cuts into family time. But, I typically only do 2-3 tours a year so it's not really a biggie.

Kids are wild animals whenever we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By kendallina
My 16 month old is ready for bed by 630 at night...

My 16 month old is ready for bed by 630 at night and typically sleeps through until 6am. He's done with two naps but prefers to fall asleep around 11am and isn't ready to stretch it until12 or 1. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By kendallina
Would they prefer if you called them during the...

Would they prefer if you called them during the day so they could come and change their own child into their suits? Silly parents.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By kendallina
You said it yourself. She's your mother and she...

You said it yourself. She's your mother and she cannot accept criticism well. If I were you, I'd maintain your relationship with your mom but cut business ties with her. I can't imagine doing this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2017, 04:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By kendallina
That's great! Calling references is definitely a...

That's great! Calling references is definitely a good sign!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By kendallina
You'll be fine! Be confident, have fun and don't...

You'll be fine! Be confident, have fun and don't worry about being perfect. I've been observed and have been the observer enough to know that 1. they don't expect perfection and 2. they can tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By kendallina
I always have families submit paperwork when they...

I always have families submit paperwork when they ask to hold a spot. Typically I do this in March for an August start (preschool).

Like you, I add them to my facebook page and I tell them that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 932
Posted By kendallina
I don't unless I'm good friends with the family...

I don't unless I'm good friends with the family and would have been invited anyways. I just say I have plans.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By kendallina
I charge $5 to make a pb and j and my parents...

I charge $5 to make a pb and j and my parents never forget. I do have really good, respectful parents, though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By kendallina
I run a preschool, so I always know that I'll...

I run a preschool, so I always know that I'll have several spaces available in August. I start enrolling for those in March.

I do have families pay a non-refundable deposit and have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 817
Posted By kendallina
I definitely agree with the others that you...

I definitely agree with the others that you shouldn't all make the same amount if it's in your house. You WILL have the brunt of the workload. Your house, yard, furniture, etc will have wear and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By kendallina
Phone calls Facebook messenger Contact form...

Phone calls
Facebook messenger
Contact form on website
Email
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By kendallina
Pot lights and plants will do it!

Pot lights and plants will do it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By kendallina
Amazon is now selling some IKEA items! Maybe...

Amazon is now selling some IKEA items! Maybe check there to see if what you want is available.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By kendallina
I think 4 week notice is plenty. It's what you...

I think 4 week notice is plenty. It's what you require of them, so it's what they would expect. Do you have reason to believe they would be able to pick up early? Are you comfortable if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 936
Posted By kendallina
More on the budget... I do find that I use...

More on the budget...

I do find that I use more consummables during the summer months. Themes like 'Potions Week' and "Kitchen Science" eat into my budget. I could be more careful on these...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 936
Posted By kendallina
Yes, I definitely had to watch my budget in the...

Yes, I definitely had to watch my budget in the summer months. And yes, it was a greatly discounted rate. I charged 1/2 what I would normally charge for a day. I think I could have gotten away...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,485
Posted By kendallina
Of course we give references of clients that love...

Of course we give references of clients that love us, but if they have particular questions or concerns I can understand. About 95% of my clients are word of mouth and I can tell they already know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 936
Posted By kendallina
When I first opened I ran a part time 2/day week...

When I first opened I ran a part time 2/day week preschool. So running a part time Summer Camp was an easy transition.

For the last few years Ive been full time during the school year....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 936
Posted By kendallina
I prefer part time summer camp to what Im doing...

I prefer part time summer camp to what Im doing this summer-full day every day. The money isgood with full day though.

Summer Camp is super fun though, I plan out different themes (my preschool...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,485
Posted By kendallina
I would just all a couple of long-standing, good...

I would just all a couple of long-standing, good clients for permission and give their numbers out. Obviously, your choice in how you handle it but I wouldn't overthink it. Just my opinion. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By kendallina
Lol!!! Did he stick the pasta in his ear!?!? ...

Lol!!! Did he stick the pasta in his ear!?!? Gosh, that's crazy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 936
Posted By kendallina
I closed last year for summer. Some years I do...

I closed last year for summer. Some years I do only part time or different days in the summer. It works for me for a couple of reasons-- I run a preschool. So my kids are old enough to attend a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 892
Posted By kendallina
What a lovely, calming fun space! Lucky kiddos!

What a lovely, calming fun space! Lucky kiddos!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 806
Posted By kendallina
Yes to bolded (well, to all of it!)!

Yes to bolded (well, to all of it!)!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 806
Posted By kendallina
Your business, your rules. I agree with the...

Your business, your rules. I agree with the others, you do not owe her an excuse. "No, I'm sorry, I stay outside until all the children go home." Honestly, she doesn't sound like she's a good fit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By kendallina
Exactly what BC said! I tell them outside or nap...

Exactly what BC said! I tell them outside or nap mat. If they're in my livingroom for more than a few minutes than the littles can't fall asleep, so when the weather's appropriate, that's their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 806
Posted By kendallina
We were outside 9am-noon and will be for an hour...

We were outside 9am-noon and will be for an hour or two this afternoon as well. I would recommend more appropriate clothing and sunscreen and remind her that you will spend lots of time outside.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By kendallina
Poor girl, have you talked to mom about the...

Poor girl, have you talked to mom about the smell? Does she get a bath every day at home?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,054
Posted By kendallina
Almost 4 and can't communicate at all about why...

Almost 4 and can't communicate at all about why she's crying?? I'd probably completely ignore the crying but keep her where she is (unless she's screaming). I don't do a crying spot. Id try to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,054
Posted By kendallina
Besides this, is she "typical" socially? Does she...

Besides this, is she "typical" socially? Does she have friends? Make eye contact? Does she communicate well about other things? Does she normally seem happy? Is she getting enough sleep?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By kendallina
I live in a small town, so it probably depends on...

I live in a small town, so it probably depends on why the family left. If they were termed or something else unpleasant than I would say something similar to Blackcat. If they moved, then I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By kendallina
Could you request it by close of business the day...

Could you request it by close of business the day before they start? And possibly have a place on your front porch to put it (I don't love interruptions when Im with the kiddos)...

My new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By kendallina
I have to walk about 10 houses down to get my...

I have to walk about 10 houses down to get my daughter off the bus -usually with 4-5 preschoolers. I allow pick ups from the bus stop, it hasn't been an issue. I live on a very quiet road and I'm on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By kendallina
I don't have a cut off, but ask that parents...

I don't have a cut off, but ask that parents inform me by that morning. It doesn't affect our day much and rarely happens so it's no biggie to .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,344
Posted By kendallina
Yes, my 8- year old dd who is also sensory...

Yes, my 8- year old dd who is also sensory seeking has a hammock chair in her room. Below is the info to her specific one ( can't link it I'm on my phone). She loves it and even has started...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,164
Posted By kendallina
I wouldn't raise their rate because you would be...

I wouldn't raise their rate because you would be full.

I might raise the rate of you're wanting to transition any new family to a new rate.

I consider raising rates annually, but usually only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,142
Posted By kendallina
Congrats, I loved being a director (usually......

Congrats, I loved being a director (usually... haha)!

When I was a director we started every staff meeting with making a chart. On one side we wrote "What's Working" and on the other side we...
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