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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,610
Posted By sierrastreasures
I'm fortunate, we live in a townhouse which has a...

I'm fortunate, we live in a townhouse which has a large sliding glass window in the back. Since we are an end unit we also have a large backyard.

We have made the basement exclusively our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,930
Posted By sierrastreasures
Sorry to hear this, I can't understand why...

Sorry to hear this, I can't understand why parents aren't sensitive to other people's needs. No wonder children grow up not to care about others. It all starts at home. ((((((Hugs)))))))
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,691
Posted By sierrastreasures
I'm closed on Friday so I gave my presents out to...

I'm closed on Friday so I gave my presents out to my 3 dcm's early this morning since either the dcd or grandma will be picking them up tonight.

For the parents gift I created their child's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,601
Posted By sierrastreasures
My last termed family demand a reciept of...

My last termed family demand a reciept of payments on the spot . After checking with the daycare association in my county and state, I was told that if I gave them one anytime earlier than the end...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2010, 08:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,576
Posted By sierrastreasures
My hours are contracted hours which allow 8.5 for...

My hours are contracted hours which allow 8.5 for working and 1 hour to travel. That's a total of 9.5 hours of childcare for my pay. Anything over is considered overtime which is $5.00 every 15...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,133
Posted By sierrastreasures
Why, Why, Why??? WWYD?

Quick post for suggestions please.

I have a 3 year old that continuously ask why, why, why and more whys. :rolleyes: Some whys are out of curiosity, others because she does not want to do a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,946
Posted By sierrastreasures
I've learned long ago how to squelch the fighting...

I've learned long ago how to squelch the fighting when it comes to toys at my daycare.

1. First of all I've set the environment up so everyone has their own space.

2. Each child is allotted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,894
Posted By sierrastreasures
I've got the same problem here as well. Even my...

I've got the same problem here as well. Even my 4 year old dcb pretends he is really eating the fake ice cream cones as well as other fake foods. If I see any of them with anything in their mouth,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,201
Posted By sierrastreasures
This hits so close to home. I have one shy...

This hits so close to home. I have one shy little girl that comes from a home full of smokers. It's so appearent that her mom and Grandma smoke in the car while dropping her off. Her clothes,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,916
Posted By sierrastreasures
I have a big screen monitor so just before lunch...

I have a big screen monitor so just before lunch the children grab a stadium cushion and find a comfortable spot on the floor and watch "The Magic School Bus". Did you know there is a website that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,916
Posted By sierrastreasures
Computer here however not internet connected. It...

Computer here however not internet connected. It is used for educational games and "Hooked on Phonics"
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-03-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,193
Posted By sierrastreasures
Ditto on this one!

Ditto on this one!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,883
Posted By sierrastreasures
I feel for you, The hardest time is when it's...

I feel for you, The hardest time is when it's time to say goodbye. At the end of the day we have free time outside and the dcks just loved running and getting all their energy out. It seems that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,200
Posted By sierrastreasures
The stairs going downstairs to the daycare really...

The stairs going downstairs to the daycare really took a beating so DH installed a runner.

About keeping the door open forever in the morning to say goodbye. I do have one child that seems to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,706
Posted By sierrastreasures
:D Wow a lot of thought went into planning this...

:D Wow a lot of thought went into planning this room/space.

I wish we could create an album in this forum showing the different setups we all have. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,272
Posted By sierrastreasures
My thoughts exactly! Autism was first on my mind.

My thoughts exactly! Autism was first on my mind.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,996
Posted By sierrastreasures
I do but wish I had given a 5 percent instead of...

I do but wish I had given a 5 percent instead of the 10 percent I have now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,272
Posted By sierrastreasures
I'm not here to attack you. Thank you for being...

I'm not here to attack you. Thank you for being honest and open. I believe the reason why you ask is because you want to learn a better way to deal with this child.

So with that in mind I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,180
Posted By sierrastreasures
Thank you Blackcat31, that made a lot of sence of...

Thank you Blackcat31, that made a lot of sence of rewarding him first and then subtracting for each time he acts up. So this is what I've done today. I have 4 small crafts for each child to create...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,180
Posted By sierrastreasures
4 Year Old Running The Show Here And Home

I'm exhausted thinking of ways to keep 4 yo dcb entertained. Although it's too early to detect ADD, I'm suspecting he does. He is always fidgeting, can't stay focused on one toy more than 1 minute....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,859
Posted By sierrastreasures
LOL so far I win.... 58 here. :p

LOL so far I win.... 58 here. :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,198
Posted By sierrastreasures
Great idea missnikki... Here's mine TABLE...

Great idea missnikki...
Here's mine

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Enrollment Procedures

Basic Rates and Payment Policies

Full Time
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,364
Posted By sierrastreasures
I made the mistake of interviewing in the middle...

I made the mistake of interviewing in the middle of the day since neither of the parents could make it at night. What a nightmare.

Normally my dcks take out one toy and put the one that they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,625
Posted By sierrastreasures
If she has fradulently altered a document...

If she has fradulently altered a document concerning money, I can't imagine what she would do claiming her end of year total for childcare to the IRS. The trust is gone.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,198
Posted By sierrastreasures
I would think twice before putting this into my...

I would think twice before putting this into my contract if I were you. Back in the early 90s when I first became a provider I could impliment this rule if I so desired and the parents would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,910
Posted By sierrastreasures
Crystal, I would like nothing better than to stay...

Crystal, I would like nothing better than to stay as unemotional as you but the fact is they forged a letter, altering facts and faxed it to the child care administration. The dcm stated I wrote it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,910
Posted By sierrastreasures
Good point indeed! After giving some thought I'm...

Good point indeed! After giving some thought I'm not going to bring myself down to their level. My 6 page formal termination letter which includes "You allow your child to defecate and urinate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,910
Posted By sierrastreasures
It's now 11:15 AM and they have not shown up as...

It's now 11:15 AM and they have not shown up as yet. Since their normal arrival time at Childcare from the the child's Jewish preschool is at 11:45 I don't expect them before then.

As stated...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,910
Posted By sierrastreasures
:ouch: OMG that is hallarious! Ok, this is...

:ouch: OMG that is hallarious!

Ok, this is what I found out. According to daycare regulations here in Maryland, the only information we are to provide to the dcp is our tax info which is name,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,602
Posted By sierrastreasures
Thumbs up I am sooooo writing this into my handbook for...

I am sooooo writing this into my handbook for next summer.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,910
Posted By sierrastreasures
I know, I know, I'm better off however I'm sure...

I know, I know, I'm better off however I'm sure she's gloating over her conquest while I have to interupt activities I promised my children this morning, I hated this however we will make the best of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,910
Posted By sierrastreasures
THIS JUST WON'T end between these nut case...

THIS JUST WON'T end between these nut case parents and myself. Can you believe the dcm that left smeared watery feces on my tiled floor for me to clean up had me investigated today? :mad:

Of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 354,914
Posted By sierrastreasures
Today my 4 year old dc boy had a sad look on his...

Today my 4 year old dc boy had a sad look on his face as he entered my daycare this morning so I got down on my knees and say "Johnny" (not his real name) "you look so sad today what's wrong?". He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,910
Posted By sierrastreasures
Hi everyone, I am so relaxed today because I did...

Hi everyone, I am so relaxed today because I did not allow the offender's child back in to my childcare today due to health issues. The children and I were so relaxed, today and it proved to be one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,040
Posted By sierrastreasures
I have a two year old that doesn't seem to mind...

I have a two year old that doesn't seem to mind playing by himself which is perfect since my other dcks are 3s and 4. It was a learning experience at first but the way I have my dc arranged now is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,910
Posted By sierrastreasures
Thank you, thank you, thank you, everyone. I...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, everyone. I can't thank you enough for being so supportive. I feel so much better already. You have offered excellent advice. You're right, I will keep my head...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,910
Posted By sierrastreasures
Angry OMG - I Can NOT Believe What This Parent Did After Terming Services

Help me, I have a pit in my stomach and absolutely going from fumming mad :mad: to tears over one of my dc parents. Today my dcm gave me a two week notice and then left poop on the floor.

Things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,214
Posted By sierrastreasures
:D I love this quote... Time to start weeding my...

:D I love this quote... Time to start weeding my garden! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,214
Posted By sierrastreasures
This is so similar to my situation. You're not...

This is so similar to my situation. You're not alone! I'm writing up a termination letter now before I once again put it off thinking things will change. The child that I will be termination has a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,979
Posted By sierrastreasures
Thumbs up Thanks everyone for your support! I knew I...

Thanks everyone for your support! I knew I joined a forum that is not only helpful but supportive as well. I'm sure as time goes on and I get to know most of you I will feel as if I've found a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,979
Posted By sierrastreasures
I agree with you, submitting a new contract with...

I agree with you, submitting a new contract with sick leave days would be appropriate at this time since the holiday season is upon us however I just started daycare this past June and have submitted...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-09-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,485
Posted By sierrastreasures
I feel badly for the parents and don't feel they...

I feel badly for the parents and don't feel they should be condemed. They have suffered enough. Their mistake for not realizing the overage is something they are living with day to day.

In...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,979
Posted By sierrastreasures
Urgent by Mon. Morn - Should Parent Pay?

Help, I will have to make a decision before monday morn.

I have two dcb's (brothers), Wed of last week dcm shows up at the door and said one son had a bad night and she did not know why and...
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