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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 05:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By LysesKids
I actually did call the police on a parent 2.5...

I actually did call the police on a parent 2.5 years ago... I refuse to be threatened and disrespected in my own home especially in front of children. To this day the family is still banned from...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum Today, 05:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 212
Posted By LysesKids
I just re-read this and you plan on taking her to...

I just re-read this and you plan on taking her to court for financial compensation? Usually the payment part is geared towards parents paying the provider, not the other way around and 90 days is...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum Today, 04:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 212
Posted By LysesKids
I was a provider that had to shut with no notice...

I was a provider that had to shut with no notice 3 months ago, due to health (I was admitted to the hospital for 3 weeks & told I couldn't work for another 2 months after); My parents pay by the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 04:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By LysesKids
That would be an immediate term in this home... I...

That would be an immediate term in this home... I use to put up with it years ago, but not now; my business/home, my rules. The fact she showed up after hours without an appointment and had the nerve...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By LysesKids
They will replace with another fruit (with...

They will replace with another fruit (with permission) if the fruit you want is out or doesn't look good. Instacart people will also replace other stuff with a similar item if your pick is out & will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By LysesKids
What BC said. Also, some sunscreens don't work as...

What BC said. Also, some sunscreens don't work as well as they state, especially if a child has fair skin. I am allergic to many of the chemicals in the well known brands, so I buy a brand that uses...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-22-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By LysesKids
When dealing with divorced parents, I only give...

When dealing with divorced parents, I only give the W-10 form to the one that contracted my services; it's in my policies that I am not to be involved in their family/legal issues whether it's $$ or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 689
Posted By LysesKids
Another reason to NOT ALLOW diaper bags to be...

Another reason to NOT ALLOW diaper bags to be bought back & forth lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 689
Posted By LysesKids
This is me, Cash or Credit only (Square also)......

This is me, Cash or Credit only (Square also)... No checks. I hate the hassle of mobile deposit (at least with the new software my credit union uses) and I avoid bounced checks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By LysesKids
You are not a bad person for finding other...

You are not a bad person for finding other care... I understand because just over 2 months ago I was a provider that got very ill & my dcp's had to pick up as the rescue squad was called for me; All...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By LysesKids
likethis... I have done this. I don't allow last...

likethis... I have done this. I don't allow last minute changes. I use to think the $$ was more important & my kids hated me for it for cancelling their plans. You can't get that time back
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4,481
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,102
Posted By LysesKids
This describes my daughter lol... instead of...

This describes my daughter lol... instead of bathroom breaks she would draw or write poems after her work was done; I fought the school for 6 months to test her IQ @ age 9; turns out they wanted to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 362
Posted By LysesKids
Does that Chick never give up?

Does that Chick never give up?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 362
Posted By LysesKids
I'm with Lil Diddle... Contracts & handbooks vary...

I'm with Lil Diddle... Contracts & handbooks vary greatly. In fact some states require specific policies be written in them due to regulations, like illness, discipline, mandated reporter, what to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4,481
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,102
Posted By LysesKids
I can PM you mine... you can tweak it how you wish

I can PM you mine... you can tweak it how you wish
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By LysesKids
If the ramp is too steep it will defeat the...

If the ramp is too steep it will defeat the purpose also won't it? I mean a toddler could tumble if they don't have proper balance - that's why Ramps are done to code; so you can roll up & down them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By LysesKids
The guys that did my deck & stairs (including...

The guys that did my deck & stairs (including custom gates to keep littles from getting to stairs) said any professional contractor has to build to state code, including ramps; eventually I will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By LysesKids
Because I can only take 4 babes (I specialize in...

Because I can only take 4 babes (I specialize in under 24 months), I offer FT only when contracting. I will take Drop-ins when a spot is open just to keep a little extra $$ coming in while trying to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By LysesKids
likethis I have the same policy lol

likethis

I have the same policy lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2018, 02:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By LysesKids
My contract is one page, handbook is 10......

My contract is one page, handbook is 10... contract is just about the $$ like BC said. I have parents read my website (has a handbook/policies page), then contact me if they agree to all policies,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By LysesKids
I went into the main Ultra Play section & punched...

I went into the main Ultra Play section & punched in ages 0-2... those things go for over 2000 normally; makes me wonder why this one is 95 plus shipping?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 812
Posted By LysesKids
The one thing my oldest daughter told me (as a...

The one thing my oldest daughter told me (as a parent to 4 kids herself), that she would never put her children in a home daycare that was filled with stuffed animals ... "the germs are Nasty Mom, so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 878
Posted By LysesKids
I care for under 24 months only... I have it in...

I care for under 24 months only... I have it in my policies that all children must arrive freshly dressed for the day, including a clean diaper: I have a few babes that will poop on the drive here &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By LysesKids
I don't do bottles after 12 months unless it's a...

I don't do bottles after 12 months unless it's a special need child... whatever the parent does at home is their business.

I use the 360 miracle cup with water starting at 8-9 months so the babes...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 03-17-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,545
Posted By LysesKids
True, but State Farm will cover a legally running...

True, but State Farm will cover a legally running childcare home for liability up to 6 children (provided you ask & pay for the extra coverage)... been using them for many years , no issues. I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 30,301
Posted By LysesKids
Read the regulations for your state about non...

Read the regulations for your state about non vaccination in the Health Dept website (for school & daycare); some states have specific paperwork, some require just a written paper based on parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4,481
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,102
Posted By LysesKids
I told her; she said thanks lol

I told her; she said thanks lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 812
Posted By LysesKids
Yep, my young toddlers can get out their own...

Yep, my young toddlers can get out their own plates & spoons/forks because of where I have them set... I also keep a small table out where I set a their sippies & they all know cups of water sit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4,481
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,102
Posted By LysesKids
I'm not sure my sister got that memo... she told...

I'm not sure my sister got that memo... she told me they only added 3 days to end of year; I'll text her since she's same county
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 590
Posted By LysesKids
In some states it's mandatory to lock up; I...

In some states it's mandatory to lock up; I remember my very first inspection in WV (2000)... got written up for soap on my personal bathroom sink (where kids were not allowed).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,075
Posted By LysesKids
NO... I do littles only, and it's my private...

NO... I do littles only, and it's my private home; other parents don't need access to me changing diapers, private conversations etc either. Never happening... now outside, yes I have the Ring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 473
Posted By LysesKids
It tells me they didn't read it & I skip them...

It tells me they didn't read it & I skip them lol... everyone that signs with me, tell me that I literally cover everything possible & I get very few questions because they are onboard.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 473
Posted By LysesKids
Oh I know this well... not so worried about the...

Oh I know this well... not so worried about the policies; it's the contract I don't list online... I don't even let it out of my my home for this reason
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 473
Posted By LysesKids
My policies

are listed on my website... I don't schedule an interview until a parent reads thru them, I don't want to waste time interviewing if they don't agree. They have to contact me thru the contact page...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By LysesKids
I took it 23 years ago after being raped; they...

I took it 23 years ago after being raped; they weaned me off quickly because of night terrors and other issues... not going there again. I was a single mom of 3 & couldn't take care of my kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 661
Posted By LysesKids
Only time I eat sweets is when we have a...

Only time I eat sweets is when we have a celebration (King Cake waiting for me next Tuesday), or after kids leave; I have enough issues trying to lose weight lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 185,802
Posted By LysesKids
Little Miss was so excited...

That when mom walked in 15 minutes earlier, she ran to the shoe box, opened it to get her shoes & dived in, right in front of mom mind you... she is only 17 months. Head first & couldn't get back up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 762
Posted By LysesKids
I keep 16oz frozen milk (emergency stash) & then...

I keep 16oz frozen milk (emergency stash) & then moms bring a small cooler with each days BM for the child... no extra baggage
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 762
Posted By LysesKids
I've had no diaper bag, no carseat since 2010...

I've had no diaper bag, no carseat since 2010 lol... started it when the daycare centers had to close for bedbugs in AR; best decision ever
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By LysesKids
Term immediately; she is disrespectful of your...

Term immediately; she is disrespectful of your policies & contract. No signed contract agreeing to the terms means she doesn't want care in my eyes,. Not all parents get that they don't pull the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 967
Posted By LysesKids
This is part of why I accept CC on my phone thru...

This is part of why I accept CC on my phone thru SQUARE APP lol; You forgot the Cash/Check, pull out your Debit /CC card

I also don't give options on how often they pay... you pay monthly on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,232
Posted By LysesKids
I do the King Cake without the babe just because...

I do the King Cake without the babe just because my babes are little ( I actually order it from NOLA)...I stick it one of the pieces I send home with the parents lol; Let them have the fun
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,232
Posted By LysesKids
Yes indeed - Mardi Gras; already have the King...

Yes indeed - Mardi Gras; already have the King Cake lol, masks, beads etc; I do it yearly. My oldest DD's birthday is the 14 & I send a dozen purple roses (it's a family thing that all the women do)....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,144
Posted By LysesKids
In MO , you can do legally licensed exempt up to...

In MO , you can do legally licensed exempt up to 4 kids, however I'm thinking she was getting licensed & didn't follow rules; I did registered care in MO for a year, & they are picky when they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 545
Posted By LysesKids
I do infant only & most mine cannot stand solo......

I do infant only & most mine cannot stand solo... with help, yes (Like I hold their hands); & many don't sit until 7 months... Now I do have the ones that do regular tummy time, can roll across the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By LysesKids
And what if you have a child in care allergic to...

And what if you have a child in care allergic to eggs or thirmosal that can't get the vax (like me because of thirmosal) and yes I'm closed due to the flu
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By LysesKids
I offer half credit on next months fees (for days...

I offer half credit on next months fees (for days missed) if a child needs to be out 5 or more consecutive days for illness; that said I need the Dr's note provided within first 48 hrs otherwise I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4,481
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,102
Posted By LysesKids
I have mine as 3 days no contact/no show. I don't...

I have mine as 3 days no contact/no show. I don't play games with people. By day 3 I already have an ad on CL looking to replace. The fact it's a subsidy client, means client already broke their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By LysesKids
If this is the subsidy family , from the other...

If this is the subsidy family , from the other post, I would terminate; state only pays for attendance. If it's a different family, they need to be paying regardless of attendance, and yes lighter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 4,481
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,102
Posted By LysesKids
From what I understand, you only get paid for...

From what I understand, you only get paid for days attended; that said... If parent is not working or going to school FT here they lose subsidy grants. I would call the worker & say hey, whats up; I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By LysesKids
Totally agree... just because # 9 child doesn't...

Totally agree... just because # 9 child doesn't count in ratio, wherever they sleep will be part of inspection; as I said before - you have 2 write ups already for things you didn't think mattered;...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4,481
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,102
Posted By LysesKids
I would have termed on the spot... I might need...

I would have termed on the spot... I might need my pay, but I don't need snotty parents more; and then where will she go for daycare
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By LysesKids
Here in TN , all littles 12 months or older have...

Here in TN , all littles 12 months or older have to be on nap mats/floor beds... in my case, I have a 15 month that never slept past 30 minutes even at home for nap; she goes @ plays in play room...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By LysesKids
My mistake on earlier posting; I forgot infants...

My mistake on earlier posting; I forgot infants in MO are only to 12 month unlike many other states... that said yes, the PnPs need to be closed down if they are set up in part of the space that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By LysesKids
9 babes under 2yrs isn't allowed in MO even if...

9 babes under 2yrs isn't allowed in MO even if you have a helper... I use to live & do daycare there; you might want to check licensing rules before you take on the ages you have
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,144
Posted By LysesKids
Having done infant only care in MO.... yes, the...

Having done infant only care in MO.... yes, the closed door, without being locked, is a violation because you still had accessible water w/bleach in it mind you & so is the dog poo on the lawn. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,892
Posted By LysesKids
YES indeed... once in awhile drop-in on a...

YES indeed... once in awhile drop-in on a Saturday I will do (like if one of families wants to go to a Vols game or have a rare date), but never on Sundays; yes they pay dearly too lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 242,949
Posted By LysesKids
I love my families...

My current DC parents are so supportive of my illness policies, but one went so far as to keep little home today because half his office is down with the flu and he doesn't want to expose the rest of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 780
Posted By LysesKids
Wow, I'm glad the 4 families I have worry more...

Wow, I'm glad the 4 families I have worry more about their babes; every one called off today or is working from home because of roads and windchill.They didn't blink when I closed 3 hrs early...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 780
Posted By LysesKids
It's to cold to take babies out - oh wait, all my...

It's to cold to take babies out - oh wait, all my parents called off ; unplanned paid day off today lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 780
Posted By LysesKids
If I am open, you betcha; today I closed by 3pm...

If I am open, you betcha; today I closed by 3pm for safety reasons - even the courts & county offices were closed here... I didn't want my littles getting stuck in crappy rush hour, knowing where...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By LysesKids
The problem with that is filling the empty...

The problem with that is filling the empty hours... if you are limited to just 4 kids, it makes no sense if you can't find someone to fill in
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By LysesKids
I don't have set open/closed... my parents are...

I don't have set open/closed... my parents are contracted based on hours worked plus drive (yes, drive time is included); that said I limit to 10 hours daily & charge extra for early drops/late pick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,134
Posted By LysesKids
I only allow one drop-off & one pick up per...

I only allow one drop-off & one pick up per day... they pick up early for any reason, child is gone for they day; and what is the DR appointment for? illness or vaccination, 24 hr exclusion applies
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 886
Posted By LysesKids
There is a bad stomach virus going around this...

There is a bad stomach virus going around this year & I already have a paper posted, stating due to last years issues with the stomach bug, all children will be excluded a minimum of 48 hours after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4,481
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,102
Posted By LysesKids
If they ask for receipt/proof of purchase, that...

If they ask for receipt/proof of purchase, that receipt is proof... And my question to you is, how do you know it wasn't already in an accident if you bought it 2nd hand? Are you really, ready to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,093
Posted By LysesKids
I had a father do that to me my first year, in...

I had a father do that to me my first year, in front of my own children, as well as the daycare kids (I was widowed already); they were termed that day after the police escorted him out of my home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4,481
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,102
Posted By LysesKids
Having the paperwork is easy... proving it never...

Having the paperwork is easy... proving it never was in an accident totally different; and if the person selling it is original owner, then yes, it's 2nd hand once the store buys/sells it
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4,481
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,102
Posted By LysesKids
Not all carseats show damage after an accident;...

Not all carseats show damage after an accident; It's a liability if you buy used & your insurance won't replace it for that fact alone if you are in a wreck. I also don't allow carseats be left on my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,276
Posted By LysesKids
This rare genetic disorder doesn't cause a musty...

This rare genetic disorder doesn't cause a musty smell, it causes a fishy smell, and being a part time soap maker, I also know how to define scents, like patchouli, or syrupy (like diabetic pee)....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 915
Posted By LysesKids
Exactly... that and cigarette smoke smells...

Exactly... that and cigarette smoke smells different from a wood stove.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By LysesKids
I have taken 6 major holidays plus 14 vacation...

I have taken 6 major holidays plus 14 vacation days for years (total 20 days). 16 days is diddly for a provider that is that long in
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,093
Posted By LysesKids
That's too funny... I live in Blount Co, but end...

That's too funny... I live in Blount Co, but end up shopping in Knox all the time lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,093
Posted By LysesKids
Yep, part of why I homeschooled my 3 also... and...

Yep, part of why I homeschooled my 3 also... and some of these rules are why I stay legally exempt in some states... I use to do infant care in IL; Glad I'm not there now
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By LysesKids
I have a policy for this... I got pulled into a...

I have a policy for this... I got pulled into a sticky situation years ago & never want to repeat it. I tell parents if they drag me into court they lose all services immediately; I don't have time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4,481
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,102
Posted By LysesKids
Give me 2.5 years & I will be 60 lol

Give me 2.5 years & I will be 60 lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By LysesKids
Not only would it be OK, but some states don't...

Not only would it be OK, but some states don't allow certain ages of children outside unsupervised during daycare hours regardless... doesn't matter if parent is there or not; they get injured, it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By LysesKids
I would never give a month notice after dealing...

I would never give a month notice after dealing with what you have... Cat Herder has the right way to say it; straight & to the point, just don't drag it out another 4 weeks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By LysesKids
Yes!!!!!:lol:. We do a Mardi Gras Party here, but...

Yes!!!!!:lol:. We do a Mardi Gras Party here, but Valentines (my oldest DD birthday) is literally the next day this year... my babes get 2 parties in 2 days. I always send extra King Cake home with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By LysesKids
- Because I am Montessori inspired, I start all...

- Because I am Montessori inspired, I start all my littles out in boosters once they sit up on their own... we all eat at the table together too. I have no space to put highchairs anyway, so for me,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By LysesKids
Mardi Gras & Valentines are only barely 5 weeks...

Mardi Gras & Valentines are only barely 5 weeks out (Mardi Gras is Feb 13 this year). I start decorating for those once Holiday stuff is down (yesterday lol)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 01:48 PM
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Views: 753
Posted By LysesKids
Even my sister in Martinsburg, took off over an...

Even my sister in Martinsburg, took off over an hour ago in Leesburg to get home. She said missing a few hours of work was worth it if it kept her alive. She called me to see how I was doing - yep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 753
Posted By LysesKids
Just curious... What would you do if they called...

Just curious... What would you do if they called a State of Emergency; I personally tell parents I will be closing because it means that roads will be bad enough that Emergency personnel might not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 753
Posted By LysesKids
You are getting what I'm dealing with right...

You are getting what I'm dealing with right now... I read your weather; I would have said daycare is closing early due to hazardous driving conditions expected. Heck, you might end up closing early...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 753
Posted By LysesKids
THIS is what I do

THIS is what I do
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 12:50 AM
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Views: 567
Posted By LysesKids
I do FT only with a Daily drop-in option (no...

I do FT only with a Daily drop-in option (no guarantee); I can only have 4 babes, so PT here isn't feasible - I phased it out last year. I have similar contracts, but the drop-in is worded to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By LysesKids
My parents layer my babes in onesies, sweat...

My parents layer my babes in onesies, sweat outfits, socks & cute booties & use blankets to cover in the car & for bringing in to the house... they carry coats in & hang them just case we go out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4,481
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,102
Posted By LysesKids
I'd be turning her away until all the fees are...

I'd be turning her away until all the fees are paid... All my families paid for month in cash when I re-opened yesterday happyface. I have a no pay, no stay rule & I have the backbone to enforce it
Forum: Curriculum 01-02-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By LysesKids
I do it in French with my babies... the earlier...

I do it in French with my babies... the earlier they hear it the faster they catch on. We play french songs & I speak it on a regular basis. I know most are too little and not speaking yet, but I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,717
Posted By LysesKids
The best part is I can go online & pull up all...

The best part is I can go online & pull up all the payments for the year & print off for taxes. If parents use the same card all the time Square remembers the initial info & will just list it by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2017, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4,481
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,102
Posted By LysesKids
I remember in 2008 when my youngest DD and I had...

I remember in 2008 when my youngest DD and I had to deal with -22 windchill in Galena, IL for a few days. She was doing Drivers ED @ the time (as a homeschooler, but Public school taught it)... was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2017, 12:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,717
Posted By LysesKids
I don't do the invoice section... My parents...

I don't do the invoice section... My parents literally just swipe their card at Drop off when fee is due. The swiper just plugs into your smart phone, you punch in a few #'s after pulling up the APP...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,658
Posted By LysesKids
I have an emergency cell in my go bag... I have...

I have an emergency cell in my go bag... I have limited minutes (Track phone); it's there if I don't have time to grab my regular cell; It's also why you keep a copy of the emergency cards in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-25-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,658
Posted By LysesKids
That's what I was trying to point out... some...

That's what I was trying to point out... some people dress the kids before they pull off drills or they warn the kids. that isn't possible in a true emergency And it wasn't you I was referring too......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-25-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,658
Posted By LysesKids
In some areas I have lived in the past 10 years,...

In some areas I have lived in the past 10 years, yes Flash floods did happen & Where they happened in Fayetteville AR, it had never happened before (2011), however, just last year it happened again...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-25-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,217
Posted By LysesKids
I have a no car seat policy and have for years......

I have a no car seat policy and have for years... I explain that I have no space (I really don't) & it's a safety issue with infants & toddlers wanting to play in them, much less, the seats can bring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By LysesKids
First off just say no without pay up front (not...

First off just say no without pay up front (not to mention getting back pay); that said, in some states if you do care (babysit) over so many hours per week/month you are considered home daycare &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,382
Posted By LysesKids
THIS... I don't think Lissa realizes that she can...

THIS... I don't think Lissa realizes that she can face real issues for not reporting
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,658
Posted By LysesKids
I love it... but seriously, it's something that...

I love it... but seriously, it's something that is happening more & more & providers aren't planning for that scenario; I know I had no clue that could have even happened & it was in a house I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,658
Posted By LysesKids
After the flood (which happened again this year...

After the flood (which happened again this year in AR in the same areas), I'm surprised more places don't make plans to have an alternative policy in place if evacuation cribs can't be used for...
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