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Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-17-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By CalCare
They definitely still make cloth books. I have a...

They definitely still make cloth books. I have a few. They're in Amazon and any bookstore that has kids books.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By CalCare
It's different in every state. Here in...

It's different in every state. Here in California, the difference is mainly that you can add 6 more kids and you have to have an assistant there for that. Additional parts are the physical space has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By CalCare
Anyone can be called preschool here in...

Anyone can be called preschool here in California. Idk about elsewhere! We can call it whatever we want. I like to use the example: "Babies Sit and Stare Daycare" where they put the babies in bumbos...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,599
Posted By CalCare
The pouch food is interesting to me because I...

The pouch food is interesting to me because I actually met this woman who was one of the very first in that business. She made a company, she made the pouches, she sold them at whole foods, she was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,599
Posted By CalCare
I absolutely agree that pouches aren't helpful...

I absolutely agree that pouches aren't helpful developmentally. But I don't see why nutritionally, it wouldn't have value. I know that the fiber is different if mashed or juiced. But really a pouch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,711
Posted By CalCare
Well, speaking only for myself, I don't post...

Well, speaking only for myself, I don't post prices because they will eventually change and I have no intention of dealing with updating my website 😄

I don't post them in ads because my rates are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,841
Posted By CalCare
My kids have cute clothes. I don't do anything...

My kids have cute clothes. I don't do anything special to try to keep them clean. I presume the parents just put what they like on the kid and expect it to get messy. No one had said anything. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By CalCare
Hi! I messaged :)

Hi! I messaged :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By CalCare
Why don't you just keep the kids in the program...

Why don't you just keep the kids in the program that you paid for until the full notification period is up? Do you have to start paying the new school immediately? And if you do, why don't you try...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,278
Posted By CalCare
I don't do any holidays, but I do let the family...

I don't do any holidays, but I do let the family bring something on a bday if they want to- I don't tell them to or ask them to or anything. It's fine, we don't have any that don't do bdays (like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By CalCare
If you like Tinker Tots, I think it's good for...

If you like Tinker Tots, I think it's good for you!

I do think whatever you choose, there should be some reason for it. Like, do you facilitate tinkering in your program a lot?

I see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By CalCare
It's not true though, that supervision is on the...

It's not true though, that supervision is on the parents and that they would be liable for injuries. Literally anyone who gets hurt on your property can sue you and can win regardless of whether it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By CalCare
The thing is, on your property anything that...

The thing is, on your property anything that happens will be your responsibility whether open or closed at the time. The beauty of going to a park as mentioned, is that the park (county or city or?)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By CalCare
I have to agree with the other comments. I don't...

I have to agree with the other comments. I don't do any of the academics in my program because I was always taught in my ECE classes and all of my reading on my own, its not DAP.

If you include it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By CalCare
Yeah I always see things are blamed on "parenting...

Yeah I always see things are blamed on "parenting today" and "kids today". I'm 42. I had to play outside with no parent entertaining or involvement. I also hated to be sent outside to play and I hate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 831
Posted By CalCare
I have driftwood from the beach, a big palm frond...

I have driftwood from the beach, a big palm frond base, and various things in plastic "milk crate" like bins and they fit under the overhang of the roof, just well enough to keep then from becoming a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,118
Posted By CalCare
I think we need more clarification. Everyone is...

I think we need more clarification. Everyone is answering a different question. Are you saying you charge, for example, $20/day and then they only pay for the days that they attend? Like they could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,620
Posted By CalCare
Oh water for AM snack and PM snack and water is...

Oh water for AM snack and PM snack and water is just available all day. They all have their own water bottles. I only do milk for lunch. I don't serve breakfast.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,620
Posted By CalCare
P.M. Snacks that I give are: Apples and cheese...

P.M. Snacks that I give are:
Apples and cheese cubes
String cheese and pretzels
Carrots and blueberries
Yogurt and berries
Apple sauce squeeze pouch and bread sticks
Peppers and cucumbers
W.w....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By CalCare
Hi! I definitely see the trend for the last few...

Hi! I definitely see the trend for the last few years has been to find alternatives to time outs. I don't use time outs, but there have been times when I have separated one child away from the group...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,350
Posted By CalCare
I know i'm the odd one out, but I always leave...

I know i'm the odd one out, but I always leave mine unlocked for them to come in. Except I lock it when I go to the bathroom lol. I tell them if I go to the bathroom, I lock it so no kids can't just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By CalCare
Do you mean for the food program?

Do you mean for the food program?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By CalCare
Lol even for EC, I think people should use a kid...

Lol even for EC, I think people should use a kid potty or a real toilet. Why a sink!? I have always found it strange though, when I have seen people pour pee from a kid potty into the sink and then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By CalCare
I only gave about 5-6 at a time and they sleep on...

I only gave about 5-6 at a time and they sleep on mats with sheets that I provide, their own small blankies provided by them that are kept here and washed by me and a pillow provided by them washed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,867
Posted By CalCare
https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/tyc/feb2014/p...

https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/tyc/feb2014/process-art-experiencesHehe lol yes, you're right! I should find a new career. What a fool I am to agree with the NAEYC! 😆😆😆
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,867
Posted By CalCare
As a parent, life gets in the way and getting...

As a parent, life gets in the way and getting several crafts that you simply don't value becomes a chore to manage.

Can I just say, of all the crafts, I don't want my child's footprint with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,972
Posted By CalCare
I received it and I liked that mine had no smell...

I received it and I liked that mine had no smell at all! And I agree I would never sign up for a subscription to hand sanitizer, or anything really. I would just buy online or at the local drugstore...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,867
Posted By CalCare
Each child is planting a marigold in a pot to...

Each child is planting a marigold in a pot to take home. It can be a parent gift or not :) if families are divorced, I send it home with the household I like better.... Lol jk. I luckily don't have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By CalCare
Hi! You don't need an alarm company. You just...

Hi! You don't need an alarm company. You just order it on Amazon and pay an electrician to hardwire it. I was told to get the Uhppote wired 9-28 VDC , conventional manual call point and the Uhppote...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By CalCare
I think 12 - 36 months is a bad range because you...

I think 12 - 36 months is a bad range because you will have some walking, some crawling. In my area, that is actually a combo of infants and toddlers. In California, infants are 23 months and under....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By CalCare
It's definitely very different depending on the...

It's definitely very different depending on the area, even within the same state or county. I'm in CA and I see anywhere from $30-$75/day when you divide up full time monthly fees. Our FCCs seem to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By CalCare
Agree on no equipment needed :). I do like to...

Agree on no equipment needed :). I do like to have my long gate, like 8 panel, to go across my big playroom to have a safe space for little. I also use a pack n play for small sleeper. I use small...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,329
Posted By CalCare
I'm so sorry to hear of the problems. :( My...

I'm so sorry to hear of the problems. :( My husband has had major issues for about a year. He soon became used to Uber-ing to all his appointment. Surgeries, I drive and close. But other than that,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,328
Posted By CalCare
It's legit. I rent a house from an owner who...

It's legit. I rent a house from an owner who hired a rental management company. It's a very big one that is used by many properties in town. And yes we renters are all responsible for most repairs. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,328
Posted By CalCare
I am in CA and I have to pay for most repairs and...

I am in CA and I have to pay for most repairs and it's not because of my childcare. They take every dime out of renters that they can. Just like we would keep every dime that we possibly can. It just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,673
Posted By CalCare
I used to feel weird about that with DCKs and I...

I used to feel weird about that with DCKs and I didn't want to say it back. Then, over time, I expanded my definition of the word "love". Now I do say it to them and I don't feel unauthentic at all....
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-28-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,732
Posted By CalCare
I just always tell the name caller, "Use his real...

I just always tell the name caller, "Use his real name." Then I would tell the child (depending on their age/ability), "You can tell her, "Use my real name" next time." And just repeat that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By CalCare
It's going to be different everywhere. Our YMCA...

It's going to be different everywhere. Our YMCA "babysitting" was/is horrendous. I couldn't leave my kids there after observing for a few minutes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,203
Posted By CalCare
Definitely first instinct is to think, no no...

Definitely first instinct is to think, no no there must be something wrong in the report- cause no one is that stupid. Unfortunately lots are that stupid.
Speaking of stupid, "keep him from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,881
Posted By CalCare
Ha I am so glad you noticed the check. Not...

Ha I am so glad you noticed the check. Not noticing, and him thinking he can just have free care, is way worse than just losing that money. What a hmm. 😡
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,268
Posted By CalCare
I was just going to mention, maybe instead of...

I was just going to mention, maybe instead of "holiday" it could be "winter". Other than that, you got a lot covered in the comments!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By CalCare
I would definitely do a contract with at least...

I would definitely do a contract with at least two weeks paid term required, if not a month. Because they are going to live this arrangement. You are the one who will get screwed when one quits...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,881
Posted By CalCare
Well I share my accounts with DH and he pays...

Well I share my accounts with DH and he pays bills or Amazon gifts himself randomly all the time. So, neither of us know what exact amount should be there. We use our "checking account" for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,881
Posted By CalCare
Oh for me, I never would've noticed. I don't...

Oh for me, I never would've noticed. I don't write checks except my son's after school program and a rare school thing where they insist on a check. I just glance online at my account every so often...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By CalCare
Thanks guys! Yeah, I definitely googled it a lot...

Thanks guys! Yeah, I definitely googled it a lot already lol and saw what it said, but none of it matches up with the vaccines on my list so I thought maybe there was some sort of initials that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By CalCare
Vaccines

Hi all! What does Prevnar cover from our list of requirements? I know everyone has different required, I'm in CA. But any person, in any state may be familiar with this vax. I can't seem to match up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By CalCare
As I was writing a novel, you said it succinctly....

As I was writing a novel, you said it succinctly. The school/ director needs to give instructions on what to actually do. Not just what not to do!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By CalCare
Its not about hurt feelings. No "time out" is...

Its not about hurt feelings. No "time out" is because it is believed that there are better ways to help children learn to self regulate. That may or may not be true- you may or may not agree. :) But,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By CalCare
I think the best way to be seen in the community...

I think the best way to be seen in the community is to go do events IN the community. I used to work for a woman who did all the events- every little festival, every big festival, every kid's event...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By CalCare
I could take a look! PM me

I could take a look! PM me
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,588
Posted By CalCare
That's awesome! How long has it lived so far? I...

That's awesome! How long has it lived so far? I can't believe you have to catch flies for it. That's just too much. I thought handfeeding Betty was over the top lol at least it was just fruit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,588
Posted By CalCare
Praying Mantis egg sacks. I had to keep the two...

Praying Mantis egg sacks. I had to keep the two egg sacks inside the cup they were mailed in because I had one butterfly that was still using the habitat. I waited for the egg sacks to hatch, inside...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,555
Posted By CalCare
I am starting my Fridays off next Friday! I have...

I am starting my Fridays off next Friday! I have almost all part timers. Most are m, t, thr and others were w,f. I convinced one Friday mom to take Fridays off work and I convinced my other Friday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By CalCare
http://teachertomsblog.blogspot.com/2018/01/my-adu...

http://teachertomsblog.blogspot.com/2018/01/my-adult-sense-of-justice.html?m=1
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By CalCare
If you are open to whole new perspective on...

If you are open to whole new perspective on praise, the books by Alfie Kohn are great. I read "Punished by Rewards" years ago and it does create a shift, if you are into it. If not, that's okay! I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,702
Posted By CalCare
No nevermind ;) I was confused. Sorry.

No nevermind ;) I was confused. Sorry.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,702
Posted By CalCare
Ok wait. I'm understanding better now. You do...

Ok wait. I'm understanding better now. You do believe the person making more money should be the decision maker, so you insist on trying to make more money... Is that what you're saying? You don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,702
Posted By CalCare
Honest i am so confused. You told the date you...

Honest i am so confused. You told the date you wanted him to be like your decision maker? Because he made more money. ..? Men make more money than women even when working in the same exact positions....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,702
Posted By CalCare
Oh hell no! Ha! If my husband said that, he sure...

Oh hell no! Ha! If my husband said that, he sure as hell wouldn't be my husband much longer. We pay OUR bills with OUR money. Even when I wasn't working for an income, it was OUR money. We both...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By CalCare
I read teacher tom and Janet Lansbury. Sometimes...

I read teacher tom and Janet Lansbury. Sometimes fairy dust teaching.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By CalCare
Idk for ad wording just yet, sorry! But I always...

Idk for ad wording just yet, sorry! But I always think how can there be enough demand? Because every teacher I know works all summer too. So you already have some clients that take summers off?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By CalCare
Oh geeze, I didn't have any damage other than the...

Oh geeze, I didn't have any damage other than the ash everywhere which was a huge clean up and well, some damage from ash, but not much. Mostly it was my not working for two weeks plus paying hotels,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By CalCare
I did it. Family was in the middle of moving from...

I did it. Family was in the middle of moving from East coast to West coast, had a death in the family, had to do everything quickly. It was/is a cousin to one of my ideal families. So I just said ok...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By CalCare
I was out two weeks when we evacuated in SB and I...

I was out two weeks when we evacuated in SB and I don't have insurance. I sure hope you get some money!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By CalCare
Most of our rooms are "off limits" and not...

Most of our rooms are "off limits" and not licensed and must have childproof handles to keep dcks out. Only one door- my bedroom door- has the wrong kind of door so I have to put a gate on it daily....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,762
Posted By CalCare
I thought FCCERS and ECCERS specifically required...

I thought FCCERS and ECCERS specifically required you have adult seating AND I heard when they observe you for your score, they have to SEE the adult seating used or it doesn't count. So I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By CalCare
Yeah, I'm going to close for Fridays starting in...

Yeah, I'm going to close for Fridays starting in the fall. Because I only have two on Fridays and both can be rearranged. What led to it, wasn't really my intention but I always offered part time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By CalCare
[I want to share what happened to my sister. She...

[I want to share what happened to my sister. She was pushing a stroller, had a baby in a front pack and was walking her dog on leash when another dog (off leash) attacked her dog. There was nothing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,197
Posted By CalCare
Not really! This is what I always wanted to do. I...

Not really! This is what I always wanted to do. I could quit today and go make the same amount as a teacher at my friend's center (if I didn't want to do this in my home or run a business). Or, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By CalCare
I text once a day for a couple of parents at nap...

I text once a day for a couple of parents at nap then the couple others on another day. Plus the what we did today sheet. Plus the posted menu plus I make collages about what we have done/pursued...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By CalCare
Lol yes, do focus on the goal haha

Lol yes, do focus on the goal haha
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By CalCare
I just do a new sign (piece of paper) everyday by...

I just do a new sign (piece of paper) everyday by the sign in/ sign out: "Today we...." And write down a few things. Since all the kids will be nearly the same activities, etc. I'll say we read...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By CalCare
Lol are we all writing our own!? If not, sorry...

Lol are we all writing our own!? If not, sorry hehe I like yours though! Noisy no nappers, hit the road!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By CalCare
I resolve... To to take care of my tax sh*t.

I resolve... To to take care of my tax sh*t.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,713
Posted By CalCare
Funny! No one can play with these! (Including me...

Funny! No one can play with these! (Including me because I can't get to them inside my footed PJs)..
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 07-21-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,281
Posted By CalCare
I agree, if you can have a griddle, that would be...

I agree, if you can have a griddle, that would be great. I use mine everyday, if not every meal lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,713
Posted By CalCare
Ok, actually, this girl is the only one who ends...

Ok, actually, this girl is the only one who ends up with a bunch of sand in her diaper lol I remember the first time it happened, I was like, 'how on Earth!?' and the mom ended up telling me the kid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,713
Posted By CalCare
This isn't really a pet peeve for me, but I just...

This isn't really a pet peeve for me, but I just don't get it. What really is the point of onesies anyway? Because I have a two year old who still wears onesies under her shirt and leggings and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By CalCare
Hm. Without looking, I do think it's asked on...

Hm. Without looking, I do think it's asked on their vax paper. I believe I have filled those out because we are supposed to look at the vax records provided to us by the families and then fill it out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,316
Posted By CalCare
Yes, I saw a couple crazies come through my...

Yes, I saw a couple crazies come through my door... Never came in the door again lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By CalCare
Actually the more I think about what you said...

Actually the more I think about what you said before, about changing the way everyone is doing nap, and how things are different in a center.. well, I'm actually thinking you should do things the way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By CalCare
I start my nap time around 12, some days 12:30....

I start my nap time around 12, some days 12:30. We just go after lunch and my schedule is more what I call a "sequence of events" haha so it's not always the same time on the clock. But anyway, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By CalCare
But you don't have to be LLC to have a business...

But you don't have to be LLC to have a business name... I think that was the question.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By CalCare
I would remove the tv time as that is...

I would remove the tv time as that is stimulating.and staff would get mats ready before nap, or kids (but that would be too chaotic for me). Then,I would have them wash hands before they eat. Then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,076
Posted By CalCare
I have a ton of fruits and veggies growing and I...

I have a ton of fruits and veggies growing and I don't really have rules. I do tell them not to pick green strawberries or tomatoes, "only red!". I did have to train them to not walk on the garden...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By CalCare
I'm sorry it's been rough! I have a thing I do,...

I'm sorry it's been rough! I have a thing I do, to get through hard times, boring times, annoying times, anything I don't like. This is very silly. But I got the idea from Saved By The Bell. 😆 You...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,616
Posted By CalCare
Because they just realized, they're staaaarving...

Because they just realized, they're staaaarving lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,616
Posted By CalCare
YEP! I have a mom that comes early, which I...

YEP! I have a mom that comes early, which I honestly don't mind, but yes the child began to ask for a snack to go ever since the one time the child wasn't finished with snack when mom came, so we let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By CalCare
Yeah, I don't feel like you have too many rules,...

Yeah, I don't feel like you have too many rules, really. It's just a different set of social expectations from what he's used to. That can be hard to overcome because nothing you are trying to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,191
Posted By CalCare
No one I have toured has ever asked to see my...

No one I have toured has ever asked to see my posted one (we are required to have a license here and we are required to post it). So if I had to hand them out, same would hold true, that not a single...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,191
Posted By CalCare
That's dumb! The parents who never would have...

That's dumb! The parents who never would have noticed the absence of a posted license will also never notice the absence of being handed one. Only serves to inconvenience the provider just a tiny bit...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 06-12-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By CalCare
Hi, I see you are in CA, like me. I have seen...

Hi, I see you are in CA, like me. I have seen people do small family childcare (which means 6-8 children depending on ages) even in a very small upstairs apartment. You want to Google "title 22...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,332
Posted By CalCare
Is there a way to put a gate up that exits your...

Is there a way to put a gate up that exits your kitchen, to the carpeted area? That can be closed with a sign in it, "no entry with shoes!" Or "Please remove your shoes" or one of those rhymes about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,096
Posted By CalCare
Hi, I'm going to try to reply to a few things.. ...

Hi, I'm going to try to reply to a few things..
1. Why did you continue to go to a provider who doesn't like you or never made you welcome!? Why?
2. If they weren't open at 7:30 (apparently telling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,197
Posted By CalCare
Yeah, idk what isn't connecting between your...

Yeah, idk what isn't connecting between your style and the new parents.. I wonder what she meant by the other provider being more laid back. Like laid back, as in the rules for parents, like it's ok...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,197
Posted By CalCare
I would think that what millennial parents want...

I would think that what millennial parents want would be, perhaps, might be to see the reasoning behind childcare practices. I'm saying this because this generation has had the internet from BEFORE...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By CalCare
I just say, "I hear you saying the doll is...

I just say, "I hear you saying the doll is yours." That's all they want is to be heard. And if they are saying "mine" while taking something, you can try watching and saying "you want the doll......
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-23-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,817
Posted By CalCare
Oh and every day, the first job is to load up the...

Oh and every day, the first job is to load up the cart with non food items: plates, cups, napkins, serving spoons, kid spoons, dirty dishes bin. Then you go about your time prepping the non hot food...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-23-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,817
Posted By CalCare
Where I used to work, there was a cart for taking...

Where I used to work, there was a cart for taking food and supplies to each class which was very handy. A cart for each class. You loaded it up with self serve dishes- with lids on, and serving...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,512
Posted By CalCare
From what I understand (I'm not on the food...

From what I understand (I'm not on the food program), you can get your food program money AND claim standard meal deduction on taxes and you claim your food program money as income as well...? So...
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