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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 12:42 PM
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Posted By Snowmom
Oh hell no. If my policies are "crap", then...

Oh hell no.
If my policies are "crap", then they can take their little entitled arse right back out the door.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Snowmom
Good luck! Maybe things will go smoothly now...

Good luck!
Maybe things will go smoothly now that you've got the mindset that "it's really happening this time".
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Snowmom
I don't think it's unprofessional to have a...

I don't think it's unprofessional to have a one-one conversation with her telling her your big news.
Just ask her to keep it confidential until you make your formal announcement in a few weeks.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By Snowmom
That's definitely your "why". It has nothing...

That's definitely your "why".

It has nothing to do with you and everything to do with mom.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By Snowmom
They are fighting you to eliminate nap? Just...

They are fighting you to eliminate nap?

Just keep saying "I do not provide a nap-free environment."

I really don't care what their argument is. It's not a service I provide. If they want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Snowmom
15 years ago, I worked as a leasing agent for an...

15 years ago, I worked as a leasing agent for an apartment complex. We did this (left the ID of the person getting a tour in our locked office when we left). It was because if something happened to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Snowmom
Pretty sure I'd comment on that Facebook post:...

Pretty sure I'd comment on that Facebook post: how's the allergies?

Then I'd text her not to bother returning.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 09:11 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 585,288
Posted By Snowmom
Wow. What the heck is BabyWise and why is...

Wow.
What the heck is BabyWise and why is telling parents to sleep deprive their infants?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Snowmom
Unless you're doing a complete overhaul and...

Unless you're doing a complete overhaul and changing your style of learning, I would keep it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2019, 11:19 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Snowmom
A set of siblings put notice in Wednesday...

A set of siblings put notice in Wednesday (expected w/3rd on the way) and another child today.

It's always the holidays. :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,797
Posted By Snowmom
They're getting desperate with all the negative...

They're getting desperate with all the negative press. :lol:
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-12-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By Snowmom
Are there multiple staff members involved in the...

Are there multiple staff members involved in the care of your child? I'm an in-home provider, not a center, so I can only give an outside persepective, but I imagine center employees just don't have...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-08-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 164,683
Posted By Snowmom
If it doesn't work for you, then find a different...

If it doesn't work for you, then find a different daycare that aligns with what you want.
No, there's no law that tells a business owner what holidays they can and can not be paid for. :rolleyes:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Snowmom
He physically touched you? Has been verbally...

He physically touched you? Has been verbally abusive?

If it were me:
#1 I'd have the police on speed dial and ready to go in my hand.
#2 I'd call my licensor with a heads up.
#3 Have your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By Snowmom
Same No way I have enough room in my...

Same


No way I have enough room in my fridge for several milk choices. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By Snowmom
"I don't like it here".... Me: "That's too...

"I don't like it here"....

Me:
"That's too bad" and I'm off to start a fun activity. He can join or don't. I'm not going to stress about his choice.

"Me neither" with an over exaggerated lip...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,635
Posted By Snowmom
By doing all the parental duties so the parent...

By doing all the parental duties so the parent doesn't have to?
By refusing to contaminate our home and childcare environment in feces and urine?
By not supporting a parent's unreasonable demands?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By Snowmom
I'm just going to leave this right here. ...

I'm just going to leave this right here.
https://kstp.com/news/big-lake-chief-police-says-resident-wrongfully-shamed-after-facebook-post/5533608/

It's never a good idea to jump to conclusions...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 775
Posted By Snowmom
I mentioned I'm also MN (just as the OP). 8...

I mentioned I'm also MN (just as the OP).
8 miles would add maybe 15-30 minutes in the cities during rush hour. Our city area has multiple highway systems that are all easily accessible and really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 775
Posted By Snowmom
I agree on every point. Part of me says...

I agree on every point.
Part of me says though: the location is as much a part of the services as the provider themselves- so yes, I would have refunded as well. BUT, 8 miles? 8 miles?
Also being...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-31-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 728
Posted By Snowmom
I have a feeling your child's formal school years...

I have a feeling your child's formal school years are going to be interesting.

When you enroll your child in any program, there are rules you need to follow OR find a different program that more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By Snowmom
O.M.G. There's a first for everything.

O.M.G.

There's a first for everything.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By Snowmom
:lol:likethis

:lol:likethis
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-30-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 28,189
Posted By Snowmom
I hope you told them where they could shove it...

I hope you told them where they could shove it before you left. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By Snowmom
I just copy/paste to each family. I would think...

I just copy/paste to each family.
I would think there would be spam issues with creating an app like that.

Maybe look at Brightwheel? I know you can do lots of of communicating through that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By Snowmom
**LIABILITY** ^ That's me screaming there. ...

**LIABILITY**

^ That's me screaming there.

This is the perfect example of why every child should be coming into daycare walking freely and of their own volition.
Awake, prepared for the day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By Snowmom
I have not. But I wouldn't hesitate doing so. ...

I have not.
But I wouldn't hesitate doing so.
Violence is not tolerated towards me or others. Any child who hits another child with malice is on immediate probation. Any child who thought they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Snowmom
I am constantly on the mouthers here. They...

I am constantly on the mouthers here.
They only get to play with certain toys and I keep that area just for them. I have a large space though, so this is easy for me to do. They are told they only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 726
Posted By Snowmom
Yes, all did. Years ago when I implemented...

Yes, all did.

Years ago when I implemented the tiered rate structure, I had a mom who tried arguing with me about it. The issue was she could pick up at the earlier rate/time a couple days a week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By Snowmom
"After having a moment to consider the...

"After having a moment to consider the consequences of letting dcb arrive today, it is in the best interest of the group as a whole to stick to my illness policy and health department...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 726
Posted By Snowmom
???? I'm in it for me 100%. Otherwise, I...

????
I'm in it for me 100%.
Otherwise, I wouldn't be doing this. It's a job. A business. If it's not treated as such, then it's purpose has no use to me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By Snowmom
I texted it, so I didn't get to see the reaction...

I texted it, so I didn't get to see the reaction in person. If it ever happens again, I will definitely do it in person, because I think it'd be funny.
She just responded "ok". Never mentioned it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By Snowmom
I'm paid for all holidays and the Christmas Break...

I'm paid for all holidays and the Christmas Break (12/24-1/1).
Time off beyond that is unpaid (but worked into my rates).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By Snowmom
Funny story. I had one mom last year that...

Funny story.

I had one mom last year that tried to have this discussion with me. Even after referring her to my handbook, which specifically states "every child enrolled rests at nap time. Do not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By Snowmom
By stating "we", I am assuming you are a center...

By stating "we", I am assuming you are a center based childcare, not in-home provider?

I think center based has different parental expectations than a family/in-home business. The higher price and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,635
Posted By Snowmom
Agree! One. I control the environment here....

Agree! One.

I control the environment here. Parents DO NOT GET A SAY in my policies. Ever. The child has not demonstrated they are ready (by the lack of readiness signs), so they are not ready in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 726
Posted By Snowmom
I don't discuss anyone else's rate or timeframe,...

I don't discuss anyone else's rate or timeframe, that's confidential information and everyone's contract is unique. Ultimately, that's what I'd say if someone inquired.

I ask what timeframe THEY...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Snowmom
I don't take infants very often for several...

I don't take infants very often for several reasons. But they are in high demand here- usually a year to find one available.

The typical procedure here: Enrollment fee due up front and weekly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Snowmom
I won't touch another family's carseat for...

I won't touch another family's carseat for liability reasons.

I also don't allow them inside or outside my home for both sanitary and liability reasons.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By Snowmom
To be clear: I did not intend for the OP to TELL...

To be clear: I did not intend for the OP to TELL the family how they should handle meds at home... That was an EXAMPLE of how medicines that need to be administered multiple times a day can be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 830
Posted By Snowmom
Lol. I stopped shopping at Target after they...

Lol. I stopped shopping at Target after they remodeled.
So, I guess it does happen. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 830
Posted By Snowmom
I have the perfect solution: get rid of this...

I have the perfect solution: get rid of this family.

She (and her kids) sounds disrespectful. Why deal with that?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By Snowmom
I don't administer any meds beyond life saving...

I don't administer any meds beyond life saving measures (epi pens, asthma meds, etc- all conditions must have documentation).
Administering meds is a liability. One liability that should be on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Snowmom
I think it sounded professional. I made a...

I think it sounded professional.

I made a clause last year that states: I do not allow late arrivals for Dr visits of any kind. Please schedule vaccinations on days you will be able to monitor for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By Snowmom
We had installed one in our previous home. It...

We had installed one in our previous home.
It was an all in one storm door with attached doggie door. We got it at Home Depot and it was fairly inexpensive for an entire door.

It's still a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 815
Posted By Snowmom
This is the first year I remembered to schedule...

This is the first year I remembered to schedule November 1st off. I'm so glad I did! The Halloween hangover is a beast.

I am open Halloween. Since all my families are gone at 4:30, it's never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By Snowmom
lovethis

lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By Snowmom
I have a late fee slip and usually hand it over...

I have a late fee slip and usually hand it over the next morning. On the slip, it says "as outlined in your contract, late fees apply X and will be immediately charged to your account. Repeated...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By Snowmom
Wow. Parenting just keeps getting weirder and...

Wow. Parenting just keeps getting weirder and weirder.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5,499
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Snowmom
I don't see why you "can't" tell her. I'd...

I don't see why you "can't" tell her.
I'd weigh the options: $30-$50 for one day or a day off... no brainer. Day off would win.
The fact that it's their last day makes it an even easier decision....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By Snowmom
No problem. I'm gathering you have...

No problem.

I'm gathering you have contracted hours for each family since you mentioned kids are still at your house during the times they are asking for additional hour(s).

If it were me, the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By Snowmom
Elaborate please. You said you want to put an...

Elaborate please.
You said you want to put an end to it but want to charge, so I'm a bit confused.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,169
Posted By Snowmom
Mine aren't listed because rates are based on...

Mine aren't listed because rates are based on individual needs with the earliest pick up times being considerably less than later pick up times.
Out of the ten families enrolled, only two are at the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,598
Posted By Snowmom
They always say that. And it's never true.

They always say that.
And it's never true.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5,499
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Posted By Snowmom
Both :D I often wonder how my neighbors feel...

Both :D

I often wonder how my neighbors feel about the noise outside when the kids go out. They're an older couple who are home most of the day. I hope if they are bothered by it, they would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 10:52 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 585,288
Posted By Snowmom
I get those too. If you've ever applied for a...

I get those too.
If you've ever applied for a grant, they put your name on a list of potential awards. They NEVER update the list though. I've had multiple things delivered to an old address.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,269
Posted By Snowmom
I enforce table manners during meal times. ...

I enforce table manners during meal times.

We sit nicely (feet forward), say please/thank you and wait to be excused.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5,499
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 585,288
Posted By Snowmom
This is the first year I haven't been on the...

This is the first year I haven't been on the grant committee in about 5/6 years. I opened up the application this year and it took me a good hour to figure out things after this new change in their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By Snowmom
I wouldn't text a rate increase. I'd do a...

I wouldn't text a rate increase.
I'd do a formal letter requiring a signature.

As far as notice, 30 days would be my minimum for changes to their contract.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By Snowmom
Absolutely both. The late fees are assigned...

Absolutely both.

The late fees are assigned to the late child's account. It is that family's responsibility to make sure the child is picked up on time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 810
Posted By Snowmom
In the beginning, yes, I stressed a bit thinking...

In the beginning, yes, I stressed a bit thinking I had to be open as much as possible.

Now, I couldn't care less what they think. What switched my thinking? Because I refuse to neglect my own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,118
Posted By Snowmom
I find your post extremely discouraging and...

I find your post extremely discouraging and judgmental as well.

To also point out:
1. We are NOT employees. We are business owners.
2. You have no basis to say the OP's observations are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By Snowmom
There ARE parents who are great at picking up...

There ARE parents who are great at picking up their children at the earliest possible time they can. There are also parents who drop off the moment a provider opens and picks up the moment they close...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By Snowmom
I used to. It was typically I book that I...

I used to.

It was typically I book that I wrote a little something in.
I'd search Amazon for preschool books that had their name in the title.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By Snowmom
If you charge open-close, then you will have...

If you charge open-close, then you will have families who bring their kids the moment you open to the moment you close.

Like Blackcat said, if you charge based on contracted hours, you will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By Snowmom
Same. No seconds on grains unless it's mixed...

Same.

No seconds on grains unless it's mixed in with the main course and I have extra. Veggies are typically their option for seconds at lunch. Fruits/veggies are usually the option for breakfast...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By Snowmom
I actually would. I have had so many families...

I actually would. I have had so many families want to train their child at around 17 months. They may think you'll start the process so they can get their child ready for the next one (who may offer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By Snowmom
She would need a diagnosis for it or it's...

She would need a diagnosis for it or it's considered vomit.
Vomit=home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Snowmom
I purchased my domain years ago through Go Daddy...

I purchased my domain years ago through Go Daddy then transferred it to Namecheap (better prices).

I have my website designed and hosted through wix.com.
Super easy. I post a link to quite often...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By Snowmom
I don't usually have too many issues because I'm...

I don't usually have too many issues because I'm pretty blunt the first time it happens with a family.

The "I forgot" excuse gets the reply: "I didn't forget to buy your child food and supplies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,278
Posted By Snowmom
Smart decision!

Smart decision!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 956
Posted By Snowmom
Wow. That mom is ballsy. I had a dad go...

Wow. That mom is ballsy.

I had a dad go through my cupboards during an interview once. I never enrolled them though... that was such a rude thing to do in my opinion. I don't care if it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,278
Posted By Snowmom
Seems fishy. What state are you in? In...

Seems fishy.

What state are you in?

In mine, I can have a policy to ONLY accept children who are up to date on immunizations. That just means I have to have the same policy across the board for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By Snowmom
In my handbook, it reads: Nap time is...

In my handbook, it reads:
Nap time is non-negotiable. Every child is required to rest their minds and bodies between 1-3. Please do not ask for this time to be modified in any way. Please respect...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By Snowmom
One and done.

One and done.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By Snowmom
Then write up your "extended leave/hold" policy...

Then write up your "extended leave/hold" policy and just hand it to her at pick up and say "this is the policy on extended maternity leave. Please review, sign at the bottom and return."

In my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Snowmom
I'm sorry to hear of your family members passing....

I'm sorry to hear of your family members passing. My father had 2 massive strokes in 2004- life definitely changes but as long as she stays positive, physical therapy can work wonders. Best wishes to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,788
Posted By Snowmom
Done.:rolleyes:

Done.:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,788
Posted By Snowmom
Replied above

Replied above
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By Snowmom
I agree with the "wash your hands" every single...

I agree with the "wash your hands" every single time he even reaches in (hopefully before :lol:).

I would probably suggest a different environment to the parents too. Maybe if he's challenged...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,788
Posted By Snowmom
Ok, let's break this down into real-world. ...

Ok, let's break this down into real-world.

Your supply and demand theory is seriously flawed when it comes to this particular issue (waitlist) and this industry.

Let's pretend for a moment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,788
Posted By Snowmom
Thatís ludicrous. Waitlists will cease to exist...

Thatís ludicrous. Waitlists will cease to exist when there are enough options for families to find adequate care. Price gouging does nothing to eradicate that.

I would bet good money that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,788
Posted By Snowmom
Most certainly! Unregistered: A good...

Most certainly!

Unregistered:
A good licensed, educated teacher would never portray the self righteous, judgmental attitude you are displaying here.
Good teachers have compassion for others,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,788
Posted By Snowmom
So, what your suggesting is to price daycare...

So, what your suggesting is to price daycare services out of the realm of typical salaries and only cater to the elite who can afford extravagant prices? In order to trim waitlists?

Why wouldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By Snowmom
Well, I can say that if one child was making our...

Well, I can say that if one child was making our environment unsafe for others, that child would be going home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By Snowmom
First, I hope your husband is doing ok through...

First, I hope your husband is doing ok through what I'm sure is not only a stressful time, but a life changing one. I hope you both come out of this healthy and strong.

Daycare is a unique...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,437
Posted By Snowmom
YW! I hope she can appeal it. I do adore...

YW!
I hope she can appeal it.

I do adore my licensor- she's always willing to help out!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,437
Posted By Snowmom
Here's what she emailed me: Yes, there are...

Here's what she emailed me:

Yes, there are protections in place by the State of MN to allow this. Hereís a link to the Revisorís website, as well as the language shown there. The citation is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,437
Posted By Snowmom
It is- I'm MN too. Blackcat: I sent an email...

It is- I'm MN too.

Blackcat: I sent an email to my licensor. I'll let you know when she gets back to me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 955
Posted By Snowmom
It's possible. Although, I've run into so...

It's possible.

Although, I've run into so many egotistical families with the mentality: YOU work for ME in this business, that I think they're really just that entitled.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,437
Posted By Snowmom
Are you licensed? Before contacting your HOA, I...

Are you licensed?
Before contacting your HOA, I would first check with licensing in your state. Even if you're not licensed, they should be able to answer the basic question: is daycare protected...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By Snowmom
I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that she's...

I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that she's lazy.
I would want clarification on what her potty training policy is- especially if it's not written in a handbook or contract.

I will say, if a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By Snowmom
I was going to say this too. Especially for a...

I was going to say this too.
Especially for a Kindy.

Our district moved our bus stop closer when this happened to us. It's worth a shot.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By Snowmom
I can share an issue I'm having that is somewhat...

I can share an issue I'm having that is somewhat similar and what my plan is.

I have 2 kids from one family whose mom is expecting their 3rd. She's 6 months along.... yet she's never said a word...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-06-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 101,558
Posted By Snowmom
What did he SAY he was doing? I mean, that's...

What did he SAY he was doing?
I mean, that's not really how you would check to see if a diaper was soiled. I can't imagine why anyone would WANT to do that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By Snowmom
I understand your thought process there. ...

I understand your thought process there.

Personally, I don't start the PT process at all until all the signs of readiness are present and a good routine has been established at home first.
What...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By Snowmom
My philosophy: If it's not supported at home,...

My philosophy:
If it's not supported at home, it won't be at daycare either.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 867
Posted By Snowmom
Here's my biggest concern: If you are...

Here's my biggest concern:

If you are licensed and god forbid, something happened to him in care, licensing would need to investigate even though there's a pre-existing condition that may factor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Snowmom
In my experience, they go for the lower weekly...

In my experience, they go for the lower weekly fee.

However, if you write in paid vacation in your contract (or any paid time) you need to protect it otherwise you will get notices timed in order...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By Snowmom
Notices vary by location, demand and provider...

Notices vary by location, demand and provider preference.

Is it unheard of? No.

Is it longer than typical providers? Probably.

Are you legally required to follow through with a contract that...
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