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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By Meeko
Checking up on parents is something I always do...

Checking up on parents is something I always do now.

I found out about the drug traffickers (see above post) that way. I found out one of the DCD's that used to come and hang out was a registered...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By Meeko
I do the same. I once checked out the FB page...

I do the same.
I once checked out the FB page of a parent who seemed nice on the phone. Her FB was full of obscene language and memes, video of her laughing as her son threw up in the bathroom and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,896
Posted By Meeko
Did you terminate care for the mom?

Did you terminate care for the mom?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 853
Posted By Meeko
He is not your client..the mother is. I...

He is not your client..the mother is.

I give reports and photos to clients only.

He is absolutely entitled to see them...and he can get them from the mother. If she is difficult about it, he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By Meeko
Grits. Kinda like wallpaper paste...but less...

Grits. Kinda like wallpaper paste...but less flavorful.....
:lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By Meeko
I once heard the ridiculous idea of "putting...

I once heard the ridiculous idea of "putting something important in the back seat, so you won't forget."

You know...because a baby isn't important enough.....:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By Meeko
Get a Facebook page. Ask friends to share...

Get a Facebook page. Ask friends to share it/like it.

Print business cards (Vistaprint is cheap) and leave them in supermarkets, laundramats, restaurants etc. Anywhere you can think of.

Ask...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By Meeko
I go over this at interview. NO. We want...

I go over this at interview.
NO.

We want to be able to build a relationship with the child. We want them to come to us for comfort, questions etc. That will not happen while Mom is there. Mom...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-17-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 864
Posted By Meeko
Is she licensed? Dogs are allowed here in...

Is she licensed?

Dogs are allowed here in Utah and my own is a huge part of my daycare. Loved by the kids, the parents...and by licensing.

However, there is a list of dog breeds that are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By Meeko
Put bubbles in their mouths??

Put bubbles in their mouths??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By Meeko
Many parents need it spelled out. I would...

Many parents need it spelled out.

I would give out a letter explaining that 5:30 close means everyone is GONE when the clock hits 5:30...not just arriving to get their child and spending another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 60,721
Posted By Meeko
Why..thank you! *bows deeply* :lol::lol::lol:

Why..thank you! *bows deeply* :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 60,721
Posted By Meeko
This post is ancient, but I have read over it a...

This post is ancient, but I have read over it a few times. The title makes me roll my eyes.

There are really only two types of daycare. Licensed/registered or legally unlicensed.

Everything...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Meeko
If you ever get written up on something you...

If you ever get written up on something you disagree with...FIGHT.

I've been a provider for almost 35 years now. I always prided myself on perfect inspections every time.

About 15 years ago, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By Meeko
Crazy Call Day

Calls for daycare always pick up at this time of year. Some just leave me shaking my head.....

"What's your address? I'm coming over now to take a look"
(Uh...no...you're not!)

"If we decide...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By Meeko
I don't do anything other than "neutral". I may...

I don't do anything other than "neutral". I may bake cookies or something with the kids and they can share with whomever they please.

But I got tired of requests for TWO or MORE...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By Meeko
This exactly.

This exactly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,558
Posted By Meeko
I have had similar requests. The answer is...

I have had similar requests.

The answer is always the same. The law states a parent must have access to THEIR child. They have no right to access of other people's children. I tell them that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Meeko
I have two boys that think that yelling is normal...

I have two boys that think that yelling is normal talking. But both of them come from families where they are the youngest of 4-6 kids and live in loud, constant chaos.. I think they have just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By Meeko
Hold her hand and insist Mommy take her from you...

Hold her hand and insist Mommy take her from you and holds tight too. Sounds like Mommy needs to be taught good manners too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 893
Posted By Meeko
I also get the "she/he insisted" excuse too. ...

I also get the "she/he insisted" excuse too. Kids who "insist" on the chocolate cup cake in the car and come in COVERED in it....etc etc. Don't ya just love a two year old who "insists" and puts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 958
Posted By Meeko
The cab thing is terrifying! They want you to...

The cab thing is terrifying! They want you to hand over their small child to a complete stranger and just wave goodbye?....on a regular basis??????
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By Meeko
This...a thousand times over. The parents have...

This...a thousand times over. The parents have just made excuses. Make them deal with it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Meeko
You are required to OFFER snack. You offered...

You are required to OFFER snack.
You offered it. In a designated chair.
He refused.
Done.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By Meeko
Every child and every parent gives Gus a...

Every child and every parent gives Gus a hug/kisses at both drop off and pick up. So does the food program lady and my licensor. He expects it! He goes to the door (or hangs out on the back of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,541
Posted By Meeko
All these parents who expect the exact same...

All these parents who expect the exact same policies at every place :rolleyes::rolleyes:

My kids all take their shoes off and leave them in the entry. I would rather they kept them on, honestly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By Meeko
All my kids are required to nap. No nap = bye!!

All my kids are required to nap. No nap = bye!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By Meeko
I always interview several families for a spot. ...

I always interview several families for a spot. It helps weed out the "RUN!!!" crowd LOL!

I tell them that I will choose which child to take by such & such date. I then message all the ones who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Meeko
I once had a toddler who was autistic. The only...

I once had a toddler who was autistic. The only way to get any food in him was to let him walk around the room in circles while he ate. He would do this calmly. Trying to get him to sit to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,100
Posted By Meeko
Please do not smash your lego ship over Bobby's...

Please do not smash your lego ship over Bobby's head..

You need the potty again? Well I guess it has been two minutes since you last went...

Sorry, but your Daddy is not in charge here...
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By Meeko
The pictures of her scare me, let alone kids!!!

The pictures of her scare me, let alone kids!!!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-02-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 76,757
Posted By Meeko
I find myself shaking my head at the general...

I find myself shaking my head at the general attitude of
"Why should I follow the contract I signed?" :rolleyes:

It doesn't matter if the daycare provider takes half the year off, or is...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-02-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,517
Posted By Meeko
I would be more concerned that the contract...

I would be more concerned that the contract states that children are given lunch and two SNAKES each day........LOL...sorry...couldn't resist.

The contract doesn't state anything other than the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By Meeko
I used to have the same problem. So now...

I used to have the same problem.

So now when talking to parents, I say "I have you down for 7pm until 7:45 pm. Please be sure to be on time. Interview cannot be extended past 7:45" That way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By Meeko
Don't allow this to continue. She is manipulating...

Don't allow this to continue. She is manipulating you.

You close at a certain time. She knows that. There should be no excuses.

She needs to respect your private time the same as any other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 904
Posted By Meeko
lovethishappyface:hug:lovethishappyface:hug:

lovethishappyface:hug:lovethishappyface:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By Meeko
I let parents know that my program is toddler...

I let parents know that my program is toddler based. Our toys and activities are for toddlers.

We offer a late night sometimes. Pizza, movies, games etc. the kids love it because it's more easy...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 02-12-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By Meeko
This WILL continue and probably get worse unless...

This WILL continue and probably get worse unless you stand up for yourself and your business.

She is NOT your employer and needs to be told so. She is not in charge in YOUR home.

In order to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 855
Posted By Meeko
The problem with charging daily and only for what...

The problem with charging daily and only for what the parents use.....is that you will never know how much money you are going to make in any given week. That makes budgeting very hard.

Let's say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By Meeko
Make the late fees sting their wallet. I used to...

Make the late fees sting their wallet. I used to charge a very small fee and realized that parents were looking at it as an OK to be late without breaking the bank.

I charge steep fees now and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By Meeko
You are too nice:) I would of told him "No...

You are too nice:)

I would of told him "No pay...no stay"

He can go get the cash and come back. Just because mom didn't give him the money doesn't make him helpless.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By Meeko
I taught pre-school at a large center for a few...

I taught pre-school at a large center for a few years about 22 years ago. We had a male student working there too, who was SOOO great with the kids. He got married and he and his wife ran an in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 806
Posted By Meeko
She set you up. Shame on her.

She set you up. Shame on her.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By Meeko
In Utah, it is a regulation that parents sign in...

In Utah, it is a regulation that parents sign in and out every single day. It is also a food program reg.

I have a clock right by the sign in area and it is in the contract that in and out time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 944
Posted By Meeko
I cook. I'm on the USDA food program. I am...

I cook. I'm on the USDA food program. I am frugal...buy in bulk etc....so I usually make a profit each month. We are tier one due to the local school and so I receive approximately $1200 a month...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
Posted By Meeko
I tell them the truth...that the food program has...

I tell them the truth...that the food program has strict windows of time that meals are to be served, so they can come and inspect during that time.

Any food served outside that time window...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Meeko
Licensing love my files and have asked me to...

Licensing love my files and have asked me to teach a class, but I don't want to go down that road!

I have used different ways over the years, but now I have a large binder. Lots of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By Meeko
Love, love, love Venmo. One dad paid me while...

Love, love, love Venmo. One dad paid me while sitting on the beach in Bali while gone for a month.....no fees, I get instant notification that a parents has paid and I have always got my money the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,121
Posted By Meeko
We have only one choice. Take it or leave it. ...

We have only one choice. Take it or leave it. Anything else teaches a child to be picky.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-06-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By Meeko
I use Tax Cut from HR Block and do it myself. It...

I use Tax Cut from HR Block and do it myself. It takes time, but it asks questions that are easy to follow. It even asks if you are a daycare and takes care of that side of things.
I also claim...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 596
Posted By Meeko
I only care for age 1 year and older. State regs...

I only care for age 1 year and older. State regs say over one year can sleep on the floor. Each child has their own blanket and they all crash out in the playroom. Littles who won't sleep well on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 596
Posted By Meeko
All 16 of them on the floor in the playroom!

All 16 of them on the floor in the playroom!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,335
Posted By Meeko
I have 14 families. Most gave a small gift and a...

I have 14 families. Most gave a small gift and a card. A couple were very generous indeed.

But the one I treasure most this year is from a sweet single mom. She's been with me for about 18...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By Meeko
Be in charge. You are interviewing THEM to...

Be in charge.

You are interviewing THEM to see if they would be a good fit for your daycare.

They are not interviewing you for a job and they will never be your employers.

Answer their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By Meeko
What and how they do things at home has NOTHING...

What and how they do things at home has NOTHING to do with daycare.

Here, they must be dry and clean for two complete weeks with NO prompting from us to be considered trained.

If they aren't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By Meeko
I too get tired of the "disease" excuse. ...

I too get tired of the "disease" excuse.

You have no choice in getting a disease. Taking illegal drugs always begins with a choice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,359
Posted By Meeko
Nothing. I have the kids help me bake (last...

Nothing.

I have the kids help me bake (last year was apple bread) and each family got a loaf.

I gave up on the kids making gifts because the parents made it miserable.

"Can you make one for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By Meeko
Let Mom know that you refuse to be put in the...

Let Mom know that you refuse to be put in the middle of family disputes. You are paid to take care of the child, not be a mediator. If she doesn't want items to go with grandma...then don't send...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,286
Posted By Meeko
I close at 6pm. At 6:01pm, I add $5. Then a $1...

I close at 6pm. At 6:01pm, I add $5. Then a $1 per minute after that.

I have a digital clock right on the sign in table and it is in my handbook that the sign in and out time is taken ONLY from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By Meeko
I have 16 daycare kids. I just tell parents that...

I have 16 daycare kids. I just tell parents that as I can't go to all the parties, I don't attend any.

I went to one a long time ago at a skating rink. It became very obvious that I was invited...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,632
Posted By Meeko
I think many newbies (including myself 30+ years...

I think many newbies (including myself 30+ years ago) get trapped into thinking that the parents own us and our time. That because they are paying..they get to dictate hours and policies.

When...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By Meeko
I raise my rates regularly, but only for incoming...

I raise my rates regularly, but only for incoming clients.

I have some families paying $30 a week more than others.

I offer clients the same price for life as long as payment is current,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By Meeko
Just tell him that your working situation has...

Just tell him that your working situation has changed (it has...you are no longer comfortable) and you have to let them go. No further explanation is needed.

And you are not terminating for "no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By Meeko
I got tired of the "this year needs to be better...

I got tired of the "this year needs to be better than last year" race and stopped giving a bunch of gifts. I make apple bread or some kind of baked loaf (the kids help) and every child takes one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,348
Posted By Meeko
I put my rates up regularly...but only for...

I put my rates up regularly...but only for incoming clients.

I do a "same price for life" with my clients as long as they follow policy and their account is current, their rate will never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Meeko
I make it clear to parents that a spot is a spot....

I make it clear to parents that a spot is a spot. It needs to be paid for.

I see no reason whatsoever that I should be the one taking a financial loss in order to make life easier for a client....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 975
Posted By Meeko
All my parents now pay with Venmo. Free for both...

All my parents now pay with Venmo. Free for both of us, no bank information given out and I receive my money the next day. I get an immediate text as soon as they have made the transfer. I can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 777
Posted By Meeko
Parents who ask for a discount are actually...

Parents who ask for a discount are actually saying

"Hey! We decided to have two kids and boy it's expensive! So we want YOU to take a cut in pay to make life easier for US....OK??

NOPE!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,375
Posted By Meeko
I hate seeing posts on FB, with parents gushing...

I hate seeing posts on FB, with parents gushing about their kids..photos etc. They pose as parents of the year and lap up all the "OH, I don't know how you do it, Super Mom!" comments from their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,285
Posted By Meeko
I have and have had children I feel a lot of...

I have and have had children I feel a lot of affection for. I keep in touch with some of my "kids" who now have kids of their own.

I have kids in care right now who I feel great affection for. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,047
Posted By Meeko
likethislikethislikethis:hug:

likethislikethislikethis:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,047
Posted By Meeko
Isn't it great that there are all kinds of...

Isn't it great that there are all kinds of daycare available for your children?

You are free to try and find a place where your children can run wild, damage property at will and never learn to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,047
Posted By Meeko
Your sarcasm is not lost... While having fun...

Your sarcasm is not lost...

While having fun is part of daycare...so is learning manners, learning what is safe behavior, learning to obey rules, preparing to enter kindergarten, learning to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Meeko
We do face paint and have a candy exchange. The...

We do face paint and have a candy exchange. The kids decorate bags and then share out the treats they bring.

I don't allow costumes at all.

Super hero boys just use them as an excuse to kick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,189
Posted By Meeko
Two weeks completely dry and clean with NO...

Two weeks completely dry and clean with NO prompting from an adult is considered potty trained. Until then....pull-ups.

I don't care how they do at home. I am only interested in how they do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By Meeko
I think it's perfectly alright NOT to have a...

I think it's perfectly alright NOT to have a public bathroom.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By Meeko
It is really cute! However, after years of...

It is really cute!

However, after years of trying to juggle family situations...I gave up on doing gifts from the kids to their parents.

Split families meant doing two or even three of the same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,174
Posted By Meeko
This exactly. I let parents know they have a...

This exactly. I let parents know they have a right to see where their child is spending the day (and sleeping). BUT...no right whatsoever to be around someone else's child. So they can see all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,580
Posted By Meeko
I only have one parent left who still writes me a...

I only have one parent left who still writes me a check. All other clients, and all new clients are to pay cash or use Venmo only.

I mobile deposit the check as soon as I get it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By Meeko
I've had parents show up after our scheduled...

I've had parents show up after our scheduled mealtime. They assumed I would feed their child anyway. I just smile and say "Next meal is at such-and-such time!" They don't do it twice.

I have it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 862
Posted By Meeko
I see it regularly with pacifiers. It's...

I see it regularly with pacifiers.

It's Mommy Dearest who is screaming:

"But she/he can't live without it!"
"She NEEDS it!"

No sweetie....YOU are the one trying to brainwash Snowflake...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By Meeko
I always did no gift parties for my own children....

I always did no gift parties for my own children. They received plenty from family and close friends.

Parties were for celebration and fun and sharing....not getting.

People mentioned that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 986
Posted By Meeko
My basement (1600 SQ feet) is dedicated to...

My basement (1600 SQ feet) is dedicated to daycare. Upstairs is private family space.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By Meeko
No pay = no stay No exceptions

No pay = no stay
No exceptions
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By Meeko
The child has learned that it is somebody else's...

The child has learned that it is somebody else's responsibility to take her to the potty.
I tell parents we don't do that. I have 16 kids. I would spend all day in the bathroom if I did that. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 937
Posted By Meeko
I am sure that the OP can translate just fine. ...

I am sure that the OP can translate just fine. It's just one more step she shouldn't have to do. Her paperwork isn't that way.

I would ask dcd to write it like everyone else.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By Meeko
"I understand that you're not happy with the...

"I understand that you're not happy with the contract you agreed to any more. Shall I put this as your two week notice?"

Then stand back and watch the backtracking, or they will leave and you can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By Meeko
I raise my rates every year. But only for...

I raise my rates every year. But only for incoming parents. I have a "same rate for life" deal with my clients. As long as payment is always on time, enrollment is current and they follow policies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By Meeko
I make sure that my daycare kids know that the...

I make sure that my daycare kids know that the toys aren't their's. Every child is taught that every single toy belongs to me. I am willing to share with them as long as they are nice.

The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,249
Posted By Meeko
Her husband is in the Air Force. They live on...

Her husband is in the Air Force. They live on base housing. They have been told to just hunker down. They have sand bagged all their doors etc and moved as much stuff up high in their house as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,249
Posted By Meeko
Please keep my daughter and her husband in your...

Please keep my daughter and her husband in your prayers. They moved to Goldsboro NC a couple months ago. They just got married. Scared Momma Bear here :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
Posted By Meeko
Licensed for 16. Four kids can be under age 2. ...

Licensed for 16.
Four kids can be under age 2.
Two providers if the headcount is over 8.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,012
Posted By Meeko
I'm going to guess there were no parent...

I'm going to guess there were no parent complaints. You spoke to them about being out of compliance with several regulations and they saw you as trouble. An employer who isn't following the regs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By Meeko
It is also the law here, that parents be allowed...

It is also the law here, that parents be allowed to see the areas their children use during the day. That said...it does not mean they can march through the home at will.

If a parent wants to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By Meeko
I have signs up outside the front door and inside...

I have signs up outside the front door and inside the foyer. NO SHOES!

Most parents don't want to bother to remove their shoes in order to walk on the carpet. I also make sure at interview,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By Meeko
Nothing from home. No electronics, no toys, no...

Nothing from home. No electronics, no toys, no blankies. Nothing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,366
Posted By Meeko
The latest fingerprint scanning (not just ink...

The latest fingerprint scanning (not just ink prints) is actually awesome. It became law here in Utah a year or so ago. With fingerprints in the data base, children are safer and that's what is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By Meeko
Not Looking Forward to This Coming Week

The fires here in Utah are heartbreaking. The Coal Hollow fire (500ft flames and exploding pine trees) is very close to us and out air is filled with smoke. 150 on the scale is considered...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 834
Posted By Meeko
Venmo! Love, love, love it! And it's FREE!

Venmo! Love, love, love it! And it's FREE!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,933
Posted By Meeko
I give parents a time slot with a beginning and...

I give parents a time slot with a beginning and an end. Too many parents think 7pm means 7-ish...and then stay as long as they like.

I make sure they understand that their appointment is 7-7:30...
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