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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,896
Posted By sarahtheresa02
That is very generous of you. I dont know many...

That is very generous of you. I dont know many other providers who would offer any type of FREE care to parents in need or otherwise.

For me it would really depend on the family and their history...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-29-2009, 05:38 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 350,333
Posted By sarahtheresa02
This topic really has me going... I am an...

This topic really has me going...

I am an unlicensed care provider. I am "allowed" by our state to care for 6 or less children without being required to obtain a license. I have 6 children in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2009, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,081
Posted By sarahtheresa02
IMO... I think you are being WAY to lenient with...

IMO... I think you are being WAY to lenient with your parents.

You to reinforce the fact that you are indeed running a business. It's nice of you to "cut them a break" but you first need to make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 155,275
Posted By sarahtheresa02
It's not about "forcing" a child to sit on a mat...

It's not about "forcing" a child to sit on a mat for 2 hours. It's called "rest time". If they fall asleep thats even better, but they must do something quiet so the rest of the kids can sleep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,198
Posted By sarahtheresa02
I agree with pre-payment. Payment for the...

I agree with pre-payment. Payment for the following week is due by pick up on Friday. NO EXCEPTIONS. I only have one afterschooler whose mom pays without fail at the end of the week. I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,159
Posted By sarahtheresa02
I have a daily report but its pretty basic. It...

I have a daily report but its pretty basic. It just shows diaper changes, meals & naps. Some parents love them and like everyone else said. Some parents just never bother to read them. If there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2009, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,180
Posted By sarahtheresa02
She lives in apartments that are literally right...

She lives in apartments that are literally right across the street from my subdivision. Walmart is on the corner. I dont know what she bought there so you are right there... it might have been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,264
Posted By sarahtheresa02
I am going to change my policies to say the same...

I am going to change my policies to say the same thing. I dont want to have to deal with this again.

Another thing that really makes me mad is when a little one comes to my house with a diaper...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,264
Posted By sarahtheresa02
I ended up just using the diaper cream in her...

I ended up just using the diaper cream in her bag. I figured if it was in her bag then someone had used it on her before. She stopped crying instantly. Her parents never called me back. Her dad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,264
Posted By sarahtheresa02
Severe Diaper Rash

I have a 12 mo old baby in my care. Her parents for the most part are very relaxed and I have had no problems.

Until now

She woke up from her nap with what I will call "acid poop". It's the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,659
Posted By sarahtheresa02
I have the same issue here. I have a 1 yr old...

I have the same issue here. I have a 1 yr old who is supposed to take 2 naps. One at 10:00 and one at 2:00. I have found that when she gets here at 7:30 she is more than ready to go back to sleep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2009, 04:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,290
Posted By sarahtheresa02
Trust me... the kids won't think you are mean. ...

Trust me... the kids won't think you are mean. Just stick to your guns. Kids behave better in a structured environment. They know what is expected of them and they actually appreciate it. Of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,180
Posted By sarahtheresa02
I am going to give her another copy of my...

I am going to give her another copy of my handbook with that part highlighted. In addition I am going to ask her to read it over and let me know if there is any other part she may have questions on....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2009, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,180
Posted By sarahtheresa02
Sick Kids - Parent Called & She Takes Her Time

I had a little girl come down with a 100.2 fever yesterday afternoon. I called her mom and told her that she needed to come get her within the hour (that's our state law). She said she would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2009, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,290
Posted By sarahtheresa02
Crazy is normal yes! I used to feel like I had...

Crazy is normal yes! I used to feel like I had taken on too much... and it was always within in hour or so of parent pick up.

I decided to adjust our schedule to see if that would help.

We...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-10-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,895
Posted By sarahtheresa02
I have two little girls. One is just barely 2...

I have two little girls. One is just barely 2 and the other is closer to 3. They both come with "binkies" attached to them. From day one I took them off of the girls in front of their parents. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2009, 07:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 65,685
Posted By sarahtheresa02
I had to let him go last week. I just couldnt...

I had to let him go last week. I just couldnt take it anymore. Kids that were so well behaved were starting to act up. His mom was offended and I tried to explain that its mostly for the good of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2009, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,779
Posted By sarahtheresa02
I had almost the same thing. A little girl...

I had almost the same thing.

A little girl about 3 came to me crying about an upset tummy. Another little boy who is 4 said... "You should try to poop! That's what my mom tells me".
It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2009, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,393
Posted By sarahtheresa02
I havent asked parents to bring in any food or...

I havent asked parents to bring in any food or snacks. However, to cut costs I do try to shop bulk as much as possible. I had thought about it before but for our family purposes it was just too...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,966
Posted By sarahtheresa02
I did the same thing as you. I quit my good...

I did the same thing as you. I quit my good paying job to start my home daycare. It's been something I have wanted to do for a long while and I wanted all my attention focused on the daycare start...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 65,685
Posted By sarahtheresa02
I really appreciate the advice. It was his 3rd...

I really appreciate the advice. It was his 3rd week. The times get away from me.

I had to have his mom pick him up early yesterday. Part of it was for my own sanity and the other part was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2009, 05:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 65,685
Posted By sarahtheresa02
New Child Who Cries ALL Day

I am used to the sometimes difficult transition from mom/dad to provider for some children. I worked in a child care center for many years before starting my own in home daycare. Every child I have...
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