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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By hwichlaz
Venmo. Fast and free.

Venmo. Fast and free.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4,479
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 427,922
Posted By hwichlaz
When you smell a poopy diaper, see evidence that...

When you smell a poopy diaper, see evidence that there was poop in the diaper, and can't find the actual turd...fml


After playing the worlds grossest party game....going on a turd hunt....it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 429
Posted By hwichlaz
All daycares are eligible for the food program.

All daycares are eligible for the food program.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 429
Posted By hwichlaz
Itís $600 a month extra money, for about 10 min...

Itís $600 a month extra money, for about 10 min per day in paperwork on the computer.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By hwichlaz
Then print out the proof and send it to licensing...

Then print out the proof and send it to licensing . Thatís what Iíd do.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 343
Posted By hwichlaz
My food program requires that it be poured into...

My food program requires that it be poured into his cup and put in front of him, but he doesnít have to drink it.

The only way around that is if I pour it into a smaller piture, and put it on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By hwichlaz
Are they advertising their ratios?

Are they advertising their ratios?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By hwichlaz
I ran it as if I werenít pregnant. Closed down to...

I ran it as if I werenít pregnant. Closed down to go have the baby...opened back up two weeks later.

I helped everyone by giving them lists of local providers with openings who were willing to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By hwichlaz
I had a lab puppy in daycare <3 my favorite kind...

I had a lab puppy in daycare <3 my favorite kind of dog except for the size of the accidents, lol.

They train so quickly, very smart...as you know.

Crate at night. Then during the day,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 343
Posted By hwichlaz
I will say...that he needs to be discrete. ...

I will say...that he needs to be discrete. Making himself and what he has appear to be different than the other kids can cause problems at meal time. Talk to your provider about the best way to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 343
Posted By hwichlaz
The food program REQUIRES that all children be...

The food program REQUIRES that all children be served fluid milk at all meals. However, they also do NOT allow us to force anyone to eat or drink anything they do not want to, and water is to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By hwichlaz
She can after a minimum of one year with a small...

She can after a minimum of one year with a small license.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By hwichlaz
No. One license per address. And you...

No.
One license per address.


And you donít want him listed as a co-owner on your license either, because then you are BOTH required to be there 80% of the time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By hwichlaz
Babies are only allowed to sleep in cribs, so...

Babies are only allowed to sleep in cribs, so just remove it when you put baby in the crib?

I understand being irritated with mom over all of the passive aggressive suggestions, but the bib thing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,695
Posted By hwichlaz
Tonightís dinner... ...

Tonightís dinner...

https://www.budgetbytes.com/sausage-kale-skillet/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By hwichlaz
Thank you, Iíll check them out then. I have one...

Thank you, Iíll check them out then. I have one PNP left, and Iíll retire it when the child in it outgrows. So then Iíll need to replace it with something when a new baby starts.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By hwichlaz
Does it wobble more than a crib that doesnít...

Does it wobble more than a crib that doesnít fold? I have a mini crib, but itís not foldable. And I love how sturdy and tight it feels.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By hwichlaz
It would totally depend on how full my hands were...

It would totally depend on how full my hands were at the time. :) If I had room though, Iíd probably give him a trial. It sounds like heís been in large group care. He may be totally different in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By hwichlaz
Itís not a mess, at least not for you. Itís their...

Itís not a mess, at least not for you. Itís their mess. Let them clean it up.
Forum: Daycare Insurance 05-05-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By hwichlaz
Iím in California and use Assured. DCI is about...

Iím in California and use Assured. DCI is about a lot more expensive in my area, but they also do Daycare Liability Insurance. Both companies have great reputations.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By hwichlaz
Depends on the state. If he inherited it, it may...

Depends on the state. If he inherited it, it may not be community property. That changes if they took a mortgage out on it because all income is joint income and theyíd be using joint income to pay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By hwichlaz
So...Last Night This Happened.....

I was nominated by a couple parents, and a few therapists. <3 I was honored for being an inclusive program.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By hwichlaz
In this case I woudlnít worry about it. Just...

In this case I woudlnít worry about it. Just donít kiss him ;) I was married to someone with herpes for 15 years and managed to never have an outbreak myself. OUr kids are clear as well. Just wash...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By hwichlaz
Iíve yet to find a wooden porta crib that doesnít...

Iíve yet to find a wooden porta crib that doesnít wobble. The very nature of being foldable makes them less sturdy. My own son, folded his up on himself at 9 months old. :P. He pushed up the lever...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By hwichlaz
Right, but the OP does NOT accept military paid...

Right, but the OP does NOT accept military paid children.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By hwichlaz
Only if you refuse to feed them at your scheduled...

Only if you refuse to feed them at your scheduled meal time because ďtheyíve already eatenĒ
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By hwichlaz
You arenít automatically entitled to spousal...

You arenít automatically entitled to spousal support. It depends on income. Itís entirely possible that she would owe HIM spousal support, depending on how they are doing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By hwichlaz
I'd take them out but watch for discomfort. For...

I'd take them out but watch for discomfort. For myself, I'd have to wear an earflap hat because strong wind gives me an earache.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By hwichlaz
If your kids are grown you only need to be able...

If your kids are grown you only need to be able to support yourself. And that doesn't necessarily mean an apartment on your own. You can rent someone's granny studio or have a roommate.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By hwichlaz
I want to point out...that in most states, before...

I want to point out...that in most states, before you open a center, youíll need to have those ECE units, along with some business units. So youíll be working on writing curriculum in your college...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 553
Posted By hwichlaz
Iím able to stay detached most of the time, but...

Iím able to stay detached most of the time, but once in a while there is a kid that i canít help but love. Iím sure you know the type. The type that could get the grinch himself to smile?

:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By hwichlaz
If you donít have the experience to write your...

If you donít have the experience to write your own curric, purchase one. Mother Goose Time and Funshine Express are all inclusive. Bags labeled ďDay 1Ē etc. with everything you need but basic art...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 267
Posted By hwichlaz
I have her twin...but by 9 months old baby gates...

I have her twin...but by 9 months old baby gates and PnPs were scaled in seconds. :P

I couldnít handle two of her. The only reason Iíve kept her....is sheís been here since she was a newborn,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By hwichlaz
The milestones bother me more than his weight. ...

The milestones bother me more than his weight.

He sounds like a little one I have. Sheís 2 1/2 and 15 lbs...and about dev. 4 or 5 months. She has microcephalie. Looking at her, you wouldnít know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By hwichlaz
Honestly, Iíd stay firm. Iíd clean up his lunch...

Honestly, Iíd stay firm. Iíd clean up his lunch when lunch is over, escort him to the bathroom, and then lay him down for nap first...so that his screaming and yelling is hopefully done by the time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 687
Posted By hwichlaz
I hate taking cash, much prefer checks. I...

I hate taking cash, much prefer checks. I deposit every cent of income I make and the bank is about 20 min away. Iím rural.

Cash gets handed to me, checks clipped to the sign-in clip board.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By hwichlaz
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid...

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=bGNjaHViLmNvbXx3d3d8Z3g6NDA0NDE2YzljMThhYzhjYg
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By hwichlaz
Hereís how the only center in my town does it,...

Hereís how the only center in my town does it, lol.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,935
Posted By hwichlaz
Iíd just tell them that you werenít able to fill...

Iíd just tell them that you werenít able to fill their spots for the summer with drops-ins..so you had to fill them permanently.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By hwichlaz
I just use the forms provided by the state plus a...

I just use the forms provided by the state plus a short contract and one page with my closed dates :)

The forms provided by the state cover everything you need to know. The registration and...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-18-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By hwichlaz
Itís entirely possible that heís reimbursing her...

Itís entirely possible that heís reimbursing her for a portion of the childcare...and if they have an agreement that he claims the child on his taxes....etc.

However, thatís not your problem. ...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-18-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By hwichlaz
I give it to the person that paid me. Period.

I give it to the person that paid me. Period.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By hwichlaz
CALIFORNIA has them on CCLís website. Not...

CALIFORNIA has them on CCLís website.

Not contracts, but the required enrollment form that asks medical history and who can pick them up etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By hwichlaz
Title 22 of the California Health and Safety Code...

Title 22 of the California Health and Safety Code
Division 12
Chapter 3
Is the section that pertains to Family Child Care Homes and is 96 pages long. It’s not walls of text though, there is very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By hwichlaz
I like links. I can hang rattles and teething...

I like links. I can hang rattles and teething bracelets on them or they can play with a few of them linked together.

Stackers, shape sorters, rainstick.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,001
Posted By hwichlaz
You donít know this until they tell you...

You donít know this until they tell you themselves. Right now itís hearsay. When they come to you with the change you can tell them that youíve already filled the space.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By hwichlaz
Tiny screw holes on the inside of the furniture...

Tiny screw holes on the inside of the furniture isnít damaging it. They can easily be removed when you no longer do childcare and youíll never notice them again.

If youíre worried about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 360
Posted By hwichlaz
You can get single induction burners. They...

You can get single induction burners.

They are safe

But I also boil water in my instant pot on the suateí Setting.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 506
Posted By hwichlaz
Here youíre assessed by your mentor. So they help...

Here youíre assessed by your mentor. So they help you set up your facility to pass. I had 5 stars at my old location, and will soon be doing it at my current location.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By hwichlaz
I get pretty close to 50% but not quite there. I...

I get pretty close to 50% but not quite there. I have a dedicated play room, then use the rest of my house time percentage. Iím open 12 hours, plus my prep time...I hold CPR/FIRST AID classes for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By hwichlaz
Don’t forget the returned item fee that her bank...

Don’t forget the returned item fee that her bank likely charged her for your (the OP’s) check. From her point of view it’s no different than a bounced check....and it may be legally the same in your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 416
Posted By hwichlaz
I have themed books. This monthís theme is Ocean...

I have themed books. This monthís theme is Ocean Wonderland...and the current favorite book is The Pout Pout Fish.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 752
Posted By hwichlaz
Isnít that the reason for a snap in base though? ...

Isnít that the reason for a snap in base though? The only seats that get left here are infant seats. Both parents have bases in their cars. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By hwichlaz
I used to. It even had food program attendance...

I used to. It even had food program attendance sheets and menus that were fillable and nearly identical to those my program used. BUT Iíve been unable to recover it from my old computer and it took a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 752
Posted By hwichlaz
There is only one valid reason Iíve ever hear for...

There is only one valid reason Iíve ever hear for parents not wanting a seat in their car, thus not having two.

My ex husband was a correctional officer. All of the officers kept the interiors of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By hwichlaz
His kindergarten teacher is unlikely to be...

His kindergarten teacher is unlikely to be amused.

I'd probably talk to his parents one more time, pointing out that it won't go over well in school..then let it go with them and work on it with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By hwichlaz
So you stopped payment on a check that she may...

So you stopped payment on a check that she may have already deposited, and possibly caused her to bounce checks?? and you've certainly caused her to have a returned item fee?

Stopping payment on a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 380
Posted By hwichlaz
Everyone goes before nap and before we leave for...

Everyone goes before nap and before we leave for anything. Otherwise I only remind kids that I know still need it. Once they hit 4, they clean up their own accidents.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 582
Posted By hwichlaz
If I werenít on the food program Iíd do it. Milk...

If I werenít on the food program Iíd do it. Milk is for baby cows...and both water and milk are safe to drink....so I canít really think of a reason not to.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By hwichlaz
In California you can sleep while children are in...

In California you can sleep while children are in bed, as long as the door to the room that you are sleeping in, and the room they are sleeping in is open and youíll hear them and be able to respond...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-10-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By hwichlaz
If you’re a sole proprietor, they are one in the...

If you’re a sole proprietor, they are one in the same...other then your self employment aka social security tax.

You deducted expenses from your gross daycare reciepts to come up with your...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-10-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By hwichlaz
My food program doesnít care. Not repeating...

My food program doesnít care. Not repeating meals is a suggestion, but they donít expect us to waste food either.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By hwichlaz
This seems over the top extreme for me. Iíd give...

This seems over the top extreme for me. Iíd give it two weeks of consistently trying your new bin thing.....to see if he relaxes a bit. If he doesnít, Iíd talk to parents about an evaluation.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By hwichlaz
If child caught it first then shared with...

If child caught it first then shared with parents...I go out of my way to encourage sick parents to bring me their kids then go back home to rest.

If parents caught it first.....I cringe and take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,481
Posted By hwichlaz
I use the Motivated Moms chore planner and...

I use the Motivated Moms chore planner and minimalism.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By hwichlaz
Try two for names...

Try two for names...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By hwichlaz
Hereís my portable writing center. I have...

Hereís my portable writing center.

I have really limited people space but lots of storage space. So I'm making centers in boxes so i can bring them out, use them, clean up, then bring out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By hwichlaz
What about a portable ramp on hinges so you can...

What about a portable ramp on hinges so you can flip it up against the side railing or house when you arenít using it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By hwichlaz
I use it to make meatloaf. Honestly...

I use it to make meatloaf.

Honestly though....itís cheaper than dirt so if you canít find anything to do with your open packages, just toss it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By hwichlaz
You need a permit to build one in most areas. But...

You need a permit to build one in most areas. But you do NOT need a permit to purchase a prebuilt ramp. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 339
Posted By hwichlaz
I use one of those outside, but I stake it to the...

I use one of those outside, but I stake it to the ground. Do you find that they push it around inside?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 339
Posted By hwichlaz
Thatís what I have around my fireplace.

Thatís what I have around my fireplace.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By hwichlaz
How do you get it for free. I had a paid...

How do you get it for free. I had a paid subscription for 3 years and discontinued when my own child outgrew it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By hwichlaz
I do if they are friends with my children. But...

I do if they are friends with my children. But my youngest is 8 years old now so that time is ending soon.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 339
Posted By hwichlaz
Iíve had issues with toddlers pushing this one...

Iíve had issues with toddlers pushing this one because itís so light weight. But if you look on amazon there is one that is VERY similar that has pieces you use to lock it in place, so theyíd have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,295
Posted By hwichlaz
ODD is a real diagnosis, but often misdiagnosed...

ODD is a real diagnosis, but often misdiagnosed in that they miss that itís part of FAS. Just like kids with autism can have comorbidities of anxiety or other conditions, a comorbidity of FAS is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By hwichlaz
Call CPS. He is emotionally disturbed and...

Call CPS.

He is emotionally disturbed and his guardians are failing to provide the necessary care for him. Iím surprised you havenít mentioned calling before now. Failing to meet a childís needs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By hwichlaz
For younger kids. PBS.org has good games... ...

For younger kids. PBS.org has good games...

For 4ís....starfall.com
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By hwichlaz
Yep, water. Is she eating baby food? If ...

Yep, water.


Is she eating baby food? If she is eating B,L, S with you, have her get her 6oz(whichever the smallest amount allowed for her age is because she’s getting solids with it) of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 25,178
Posted By hwichlaz
The only time my kids donít quickly fall asleep,...

The only time my kids donít quickly fall asleep, is if weíve been trapped inside because of inclimant weather and I have failed to give them enough gross motor play to make up for it. I keep children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 25,178
Posted By hwichlaz
Even full day kindergartens in California have...

Even full day kindergartens in California have nap/rest time for the first trimester of the school year. Then they slowly phase it out during the 2nd trimester. My ddís Kindy teacher was phasing it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By hwichlaz
Youíll have to call the worker and find out. :)...

Youíll have to call the worker and find out. :) Also find out if you can require the foster parent to pay overages. Here, foster parents pay for childcare....then get reimbursed. So itís no skin...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By hwichlaz
I give them two weeks to show improvement, not...

I give them two weeks to show improvement, not perfection. I expect them to be fully adapted after a month....if they are full time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By hwichlaz
Muffins for Moms in May, Donuts for Dadís in...

Muffins for Moms in May, Donuts for Dadís in June.
October pumpkin patch field trip, families are invited to help...I get about 50% participation for each event.

Is quarterly enough?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By hwichlaz
The first time you need the Red Cross classes. It...

The first time you need the Red Cross classes. It takes Saturday and Sunday. You can Pediatric and Adult First Aid and CPR one day, and the California Child Care Health and Safety Course the other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By hwichlaz
California doesnít require that we use any...

California doesnít require that we use any specific source, though some LPA or offices do.

Sonoma County Licensing only requires that it be pediatric CPR and First Aid from a licensed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By hwichlaz
Supposed to be...but this one has the man-bag and...

Supposed to be...but this one has the man-bag and everything, lol.

I love that he has a more realistic body style though. Iím sick of the perfect dolls.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By hwichlaz
Yes, I’d absolutely pro-rate for someone that’s...

Yes, I’d absolutely pro-rate for someone that’s following my contract and giving me lots of notice. I’d be thrilled that they respected me and my policies and reward that by being fair.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By hwichlaz
Itís more of a genenerational reference, and Iíve...

Itís more of a genenerational reference, and Iíve yet to meet a man-bun on anyone older, lol.

A lot of men in that age group come across kind of ďknow it allĒ and ďentitledĒ. I know itís just a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By hwichlaz
I pride myself on being dependable for my...

I pride myself on being dependable for my families. If they are working, itís a normal day of operation for me, and the child is healthy....Iím here.

But i will let parents know that their child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By hwichlaz
I like that they have the different body types...

I like that they have the different body types now too. I donít buy barbies though, never will. I just donít have that age group.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By hwichlaz
Hipster/Man-Bun Ken...

I allow my school aged kids to bring toys during school breaks. Itís Spring Break here....

This Ken doll comes sporting cargo shorts and hiking boots, complete with a man-purse so he can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,750
Posted By hwichlaz
I wore pediatric print scrubs for a while..but...

I wore pediatric print scrubs for a while..but umm....I got fat because you donít notice yourself gaining weight in them.

So now I wear stretchy denim jeans or khakis and polo shirts.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By hwichlaz
They made egg shakers and played pin the cotton...

They made egg shakers and played pin the cotton tail on the rabbit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By hwichlaz
Stop squeezing my boobs. Theyíre empty.

Stop squeezing my boobs. Theyíre empty.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By hwichlaz
Iíve switched to gates that they canít climb and...

Iíve switched to gates that they canít climb and canít come down easily. Paired with wall protectors screwed into the walls.

Itís a mesh gate with a top and bottom bar that adjust separately. Even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 456
Posted By hwichlaz
My children use the magnetic keys to get the...

My children use the magnetic keys to get the toothpaste out, use it, and then put the key back. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 456
Posted By hwichlaz
Those donít work well on wood surfaces...they go...

Those donít work well on wood surfaces...they go on with a sticky pad. They work great on my medicine cabinets though, which have plastic surfaces to adhere to. Safety First Tot locks are similar,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By hwichlaz
When you click on specifications it says itís the...

When you click on specifications it says itís the mounting kit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By hwichlaz
When I had parents provide it was just like...

When I had parents provide it was just like school. I opened them, and they ate them. I wasnít preparing or cooking anything.
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