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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By knoxmomof2
My first daycare kid, I felt "needed a different...

My first daycare kid, I felt "needed a different program" (he was a handful behaviorally and I was just done). My 2nd stayed on until Kindergarten because they wanted her to enjoy being a child while...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By knoxmomof2
After 2 weeks completely dry at nap, I let them...

After 2 weeks completely dry at nap, I let them stay in undies. If they're old enough to be potty trained, they're sleeping in my Ikea tents, so I just put a towel under the tent just in case there's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By knoxmomof2
I totally agree that you can't fix what goes on...

I totally agree that you can't fix what goes on at home. Just focus on close supervision and follow through for her behavior at your home. But, if it's due to a lack of ability to communicate then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By knoxmomof2
If you want to term, term. I tend to be a glutton...

If you want to term, term. I tend to be a glutton for punishment and try to overcome the issue... Lol.... It just adds to my toolbox for future issues. Generally, kids act out unprovoked because they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By knoxmomof2
I'm sorry you all are going through this. Sending...

I'm sorry you all are going through this. Sending you both warm thoughts and hopes for a speedy recovery. My Mom had breast cancer about 7 years ago and had to have surgery as well as chemo. It's not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 643
Posted By knoxmomof2
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 643
Posted By knoxmomof2
Oh dear!!! WHAT did you say back? I think I would...

Oh dear!!! WHAT did you say back? I think I would enjoy letting them know that my policies aren't negotiable and it doesn't seem like we would be a good fit :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By knoxmomof2
I have this situation. She's 2.5, been here for...

I have this situation. She's 2.5, been here for 1.5 years. I make and eat my breakfast and get their breakfast ready in that half hour. She freeplays.

It's harder when they're new, but I suggest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By knoxmomof2
Yeah, just keep one with you, no lanyard. I only...

Yeah, just keep one with you, no lanyard. I only give them at nap times if needed so I don't have to worry about them getting lost or the wrong mouth getting on it.

Add what Ariana said and you're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 723
Posted By knoxmomof2
You could do local pickup only.... Or a site like...

You could do local pickup only.... Or a site like Craigslist that doesn't charge a cut from your profit 😁
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By knoxmomof2
I have set business hours and a full time rate....

I have set business hours and a full time rate. If someone were to ask me about additional hours, I would decide if I wanted to and if so charge more money. At this point, I have a 1.5 year old of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By knoxmomof2
It's perfect! Gives enough information that you...

It's perfect! Gives enough information that you shouldn't have to answer too many questions and sounds sincere and kind. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By knoxmomof2
I think you should let them work it out on their...

I think you should let them work it out on their own in regards to the incident. I understand you feeling responsible, but you're not. Don't ask about it, that only makes you appear to be an involved...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By knoxmomof2
Almost 7 years in home child care myself, do what...

Almost 7 years in home child care myself, do what works best for your family! That is what your clients will do. That being said, you have to decide if transporting several children that aren't your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By knoxmomof2
If you have time, a photo book is a great gift! I...

If you have time, a photo book is a great gift! I do one every year at Christmas as my gift to the parents and kids. There's usually a discount code so I pay like $10-12/ book (hard cover, 8x11) on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By knoxmomof2
I do informally. It amazes me how unaware people...

I do informally. It amazes me how unaware people still are that their social media says a lot about them and people check it. If they're constantly posting selfies of them sitting in their car all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By knoxmomof2
Insane! This kind of crap is why I stay small at...

Insane! This kind of crap is why I stay small at 4 or less to stay license exempt. It is hard enough to do this job without someone telling me that I have to keep a child in care that is unmanageable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By knoxmomof2
Sorry, thought I didn't post my reply. Added some...

Sorry, thought I didn't post my reply. Added some info and posted, then realized I had posted the reply previously 😊
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By knoxmomof2
This is not just normal "kid behavior". It sounds...

This is not just normal "kid behavior". It sounds like he has impulse control issues. I had a child like this in my daycare from 11 months until almost 5. He was my first daycare child ever, so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By knoxmomof2
This is not normal "kid behavior". He sounds very...

This is not normal "kid behavior". He sounds very impulsive. I had a child like this in my daycare from 11 months until almost 5. He was my first daycare child ever, so I held on waaaay longer than I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By knoxmomof2
During the daily rundown, I discuss their potty...

During the daily rundown, I discuss their potty habits as needed, I tell them they were straining but never pooped, etc. What the parents do after that is on them in general. If I have a child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By knoxmomof2
Been there! I ended up terming my 2 (siblings)...

Been there! I ended up terming my 2 (siblings) after trying to make it work for 9 months. For you, with 3 weeks left, I would recommend separating the kids during times when they typically fight...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By knoxmomof2
Right, that's why we discuss it so much. She's...

Right, that's why we discuss it so much. She's the 2nd dck I've had that did this. They drink a ton of milk at home. We know that she poops every few days, so as long as she's doing that, the parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By knoxmomof2
I would just mention to Mom every few days that...

I would just mention to Mom every few days that she's still not drinking anything. Not as a nag, just a part of the rundown on her day. For example, I have a 2.5 year old that gets a lot of milk at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By knoxmomof2
Answering for my own situation, I'm not the OP....

Answering for my own situation, I'm not the OP. It saves time and effort to leave them on from when they arrive to when we go outside in the morning. In the afternoon, after nap and snack, I get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By knoxmomof2
My own 1.5 year old started doing this the other...

My own 1.5 year old started doing this the other day. While she wasn't trying to hurt me and she was smiling, the behavior is unacceptable. I just tell her "no" firmly and set her down. It's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By knoxmomof2
I think that it's the professional thing to do to...

I think that it's the professional thing to do to give 2 weeks notice, unless someone is in danger. I had a family with 2 boys that I recently termed. I wanted to give them no notice, Mom hadn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By knoxmomof2
I just put them back on the first time, tap the...

I just put them back on the first time, tap the shoe with my finger and say "leave your shoes on. Do not take them off." If they try again, they get a direct stare and "no, leave them on." For the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 941
Posted By knoxmomof2
I agree, it's ridiculous, but until you tell them...

I agree, it's ridiculous, but until you tell them what is needed, they'll keep doing it. "Tommy, tell Mommy goodbye! Mom, if you'll just put Tommy down right there, then we can get started with our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By knoxmomof2
I'm so sorry you're going through this and I'm...

I'm so sorry you're going through this and I'm hoping for good news from the scans!

I know it's hard to make this decision, but let me tell you a little story: 2 years ago, I had an ultrasound...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 941
Posted By knoxmomof2
I don't have an age, and I don't care how they...

I don't have an age, and I don't care how they get them inside. That's on them if they want to carry their 4 year old inside. Once they're inside, drop off is done in a side room adjacent to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By knoxmomof2
I get Christmas Eve and Day off - paid. However,...

I get Christmas Eve and Day off - paid. However, I frequently take off Christmas week for one of my 2 vacation weeks. My vacation weeks aren't paid. I do not charge for Christmas Eve and Day if I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By knoxmomof2
Another vote for email or letter. As much as you...

Another vote for email or letter. As much as you want to, there's no getting around this. Put the letters in bags on Friday and tell them just as they're headed out the door. Just be vague or short...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By knoxmomof2
4 month old Won't Nap....

Hey all! I have a new infant (4 months old) from a previous daycare family. DCM says baby goes down on her back, drowsy or asleep, no swaddle, etc but I can't get her to nap here! She'll fall sleep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By knoxmomof2
Yeah, the family with 2 boys that I recently...

Yeah, the family with 2 boys that I recently termed politely with 2 weeks notice (because they had a billion special requests and Mom was at home with the new baby... I just couldn't with that any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By knoxmomof2
Congrats to you! I'm so jealous 😊 I have 2 teens...

Congrats to you! I'm so jealous 😊 I have 2 teens who do their homeschooling online and an 18 month old. I'm due with our 4th (and last!) child in December. When my 18 month old is 5 or so, I plan to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By knoxmomof2
Congrats to you! I'm due in December as well! The...

Congrats to you! I'm due in December as well! The 21st. I keep 4 other children max. Currently have 3 plus my own 18 month old. Oldest will be leaving in the Fall, and I think I'll be staying at 2 as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,489
Posted By knoxmomof2
Haha :D

Haha :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,489
Posted By knoxmomof2
Might be fun to if it's a family I know I don't...

Might be fun to if it's a family I know I don't want to work with :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By knoxmomof2
I have a closed Facebook group for current...

I have a closed Facebook group for current parents only. I hadn't thought about the contactability between DCPs but it hasn't been an issue so far.... I just tell them that I post pictures...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,489
Posted By knoxmomof2
I haven't been asked any weird questions in a...

I haven't been asked any weird questions in a while. When I did, I was new so I answered them. I was asked what was behind certain doors in my home and did we own our rent. The dck proceeded to lead...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 997
Posted By knoxmomof2
I get that they're paying for the whole time, and...

I get that they're paying for the whole time, and I rarely get upset that they've taken a day off and not kept the kiddo, but you can't pick them up an hour or 2 early once in a while? I had a Dad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,328
Posted By knoxmomof2
I made them text me every morning when they leave...

I made them text me every morning when they leave the house. When I get the text, I get up and get ready. If they don't text by a certain time, I get up for my next in. They're the family with 2 kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 997
Posted By knoxmomof2
I can't tell you how many times I've had "oh,...

I can't tell you how many times I've had "oh, I'll be picking up early today"... And they end up picking up later than usual :rolleyes: Gee, thanks for the "break"....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By knoxmomof2
I keep 4 or less. When I first started, I would...

I keep 4 or less. When I first started, I would spend $25/ child on a birthday present. They were my first 4 though. Now, I get a cool character card that usually has a hair bow or bracelet or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,470
Posted By knoxmomof2
If my DCPs send diapers after they've asked to...

If my DCPs send diapers after they've asked to start potty training and been informed that they need to send PullUps, I just "assume we're not potty training" and change them like a baby. Easier day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By knoxmomof2
I just termed 2- yes 2!- kiddos from the same...

I just termed 2- yes 2!- kiddos from the same family for several reasons. That's half of my income! It's been 3 days without them and I have realized even more so that my peace has no price. It feels...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By knoxmomof2
I think she could've said it more tactfully, but...

I think she could've said it more tactfully, but sure you could have them try. It is good to have them do as much as they can themselves. It's good for their self confidence and it makes your job...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,556
Posted By knoxmomof2
Yeah, mine posted about it on Facebook :rolleyes:...

Yeah, mine posted about it on Facebook :rolleyes: It's bad enough that you're doing it, even worse that you're glorifying it on social media. People have no shame.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By knoxmomof2
I'm curious to know the legal side of this, but I...

I'm curious to know the legal side of this, but I can't imagine being required to work for someone that doesn't pay you. If you are somehow legally required, I would definitely be charging a fee!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,556
Posted By knoxmomof2
Ugh! Same here.... But he's 3 :rolleyes: I can't...

Ugh! Same here.... But he's 3 :rolleyes: I can't even imagine getting in my car late at night and chauffeuring my 3 year old around because he can't / doesn't want to go to sleep. Stay in bed, you'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,328
Posted By knoxmomof2
I ask my DCP to communicate with me about any...

I ask my DCP to communicate with me about any changes ASAP so that I can plan my day properly. I started doing that at the interview with my last 2 families and they're great about it.

My Husband...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By knoxmomof2
If they come in at 5:30, just say "she had a good...

If they come in at 5:30, just say "she had a good day. Here's her stuff. I'm going to let you get going. I need to start supper" or "She had a good day. I'll just lock up behind you" and follow them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,449
Posted By knoxmomof2
So what happened with giving notice? I'm...

So what happened with giving notice?

I'm working out a 2 week notice and am ready for it to be OVER. I just want normalcy and happiness around here again. The good thing about situations like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,022
Posted By knoxmomof2
I've done this for 6.5 years now. I've termed 3...

I've done this for 6.5 years now. I've termed 3 families (actually, 2.5..lol).

1 for repeated non payment (that was when I was new and before I required payment in advance).

1 because DCB was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By knoxmomof2
Haha, that's good 😁

Haha, that's good 😁
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By knoxmomof2
I'd probably say, "well that wasn't very nice"...

I'd probably say, "well that wasn't very nice" (to the kid who said it) and then, turn to the other child and say, "Come on, Susie, let's go find something fun to play with!" Then, as we're walking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By knoxmomof2
I've found that the nosiest, most demanding...

I've found that the nosiest, most demanding people are the most inconsiderate and least appreciative.... I guess it's the whole entitlement thing?

I've been asked if I rent or own, what my Husband...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By knoxmomof2
Good for you! I've never had that problem, but...

Good for you! I've never had that problem, but I've read about other providers that have. I have had an issue with someone coming early or so late that I expected they weren't coming and then they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By knoxmomof2
I have had one CD family. I hated it. Maybe they...

I have had one CD family. I hated it. Maybe they didn't know what they were doing or didn't use the right ones or something, but he always leaked. He could be in one for an hour and pee and it would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 587
Posted By knoxmomof2
Thanks for all the input. If he comes Monday and...

Thanks for all the input. If he comes Monday and somehow a switch has flipped... Great! But I'm a bit skeptical considering his complete lack of interest here. There's no way this kid is walking in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 587
Posted By knoxmomof2
For Those of You Who Don't Potty Train....

For those that have the parents do the potty training weekend and then require 2 weeks dry in PullUps before they can graduate to undies... What if the child isn't actually potty trained when they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 514
Posted By knoxmomof2
In my state, one thing the STARS do is determine...

In my state, one thing the STARS do is determine how much the government will pay a provider for child care. The higher the STARS rating, the more they'll pay a provider. I only take private pay, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By knoxmomof2
I think if you're trying to be assertive and it's...

I think if you're trying to be assertive and it's not working - sometimes you have to decide those people aren't ones you want to work with honestly. Some are considerate, some need some assertive...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 678
Posted By knoxmomof2
Like others have said, you have to decide how...

Like others have said, you have to decide how badly you want Fridays off and go from there. It may cost you this family since this was not discussed before they hired you. It wouldn't be wrong of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 514
Posted By knoxmomof2
I'm license exempt, so it's not even a factor for...

I'm license exempt, so it's not even a factor for me but I used to clean a daycare center as a side job. I knew when STARS was happening, because I'd see the memos laying around and suddenly every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By knoxmomof2
One of my first clients would stay for up to an...

One of my first clients would stay for up to an hour! I was new and didn't know how to stand up to her. She did not take subtle hints at all. I actually did a post on it here.. Lol...

I finally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By knoxmomof2
Gah! People.....

Gah! People.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By knoxmomof2
The sweetened vanilla almond milk tastes like ice...

The sweetened vanilla almond milk tastes like ice cream.... Maybe Mom's not telling you that's what they're serving at home? I don't know why she wouldn't, but who knows....

No tips, just keep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By knoxmomof2
I also have the widening driveway. There's 1 lane...

I also have the widening driveway. There's 1 lane that holds 2 cars deep. The other lane is kind of triangular near the road, and widens as you near the house. It goes up the side of the house. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,562
Posted By knoxmomof2
I'm license exempt in my state since I keep less...

I'm license exempt in my state since I keep less than 4. I know that the "daycare interview checklists" say there should be an open door policy, etc so I say that I have an open door policy. I tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By knoxmomof2
Pandora has a Disney station. I don't know if...

Pandora has a Disney station. I don't know if that's an option? Otherwise, just listening to it can give you more ideas for your CD. I have a TV and Roku that I play Pandora on, as well as watching...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By knoxmomof2
I have at least 1 kiddo out Friday so far, so...

I have at least 1 kiddo out Friday so far, so we're celebrating today. Easter Egg hunt for the big guys during AM nap, pizza for lunch and cupcakes for dessert. I thought about doing an Easter Egg...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By knoxmomof2
Knowing this, as you head for the door, say...

Knowing this, as you head for the door, say "Susie, I need it quiet. No touching the gate, please go play." The second she starts heading for the gate, put a finger up and tell her, "no, ma'am....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By knoxmomof2
Maybe they can fax it to you?...

Maybe they can fax it to you? https://help.synapsefi.com/hc/en-us/articles/211817307-Where-can-I-find-my-EIN-verification-letter-?mobile_site=true

That being said, she only needs your name,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By knoxmomof2
Have you tried preparing her before a parent...

Have you tried preparing her before a parent arrives? I don't know your setup, but as they pull up or come in, just say, "remember Susie, I need to talk to Tommy's mommy right now so I need it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By knoxmomof2
Does your state require your children to do the...

Does your state require your children to do the same as the others? If not, I would leave him be. I'm license exempt in my state since I only keep 4, so I don't have regulations on that.

My own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 915
Posted By knoxmomof2
I rarely close, except for up to 2 weeks unpaid...

I rarely close, except for up to 2 weeks unpaid vacation (with a months' notice) and I get 5 paid Holidays. My Husband has a weekday off, so he does the kids' appointments, car repair appointments,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By knoxmomof2
This is so normal for them to try. I know it's...

This is so normal for them to try. I know it's hard to be an authority in front of the parents, but that's how you stop this. I was funny about it at first, but I had a holy terror once (my 3rd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By knoxmomof2
Same here! I have a 3 and 2 year old that have...

Same here! I have a 3 and 2 year old that have been here for just over a year, and a 2.5 year old / 1 year old sibling set that have been here since last July. My own 1 year old girl wanders the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,407
Posted By knoxmomof2
I've never had a child of my own or a DCK walk...

I've never had a child of my own or a DCK walk later than 14 months. That being said, her not walking might be one thing, but the not pulling up and stiffness at this age is concerning at least. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By knoxmomof2
I don't want late fees, I want to me paid on time...

I don't want late fees, I want to me paid on time and not have to discuss it for the rest of the week. I have a deadline of Sunday night by 9 PM. I only accept electronic payment. I only have 4 dck,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 739
Posted By knoxmomof2
In your scenario, I'd say "Oh, man, we need to...

In your scenario, I'd say "Oh, man, we need to work on her timing, huh?! Well, the stuff is on the patio if you want to change them here. Otherwise, they can probably wait until you get home. I'd do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By knoxmomof2
Hahaha, that's good!

Hahaha, that's good!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By knoxmomof2
Yep, cut the AM nap, maybe move afternoon nap...

Yep, cut the AM nap, maybe move afternoon nap half an hour earlier for everyone or put him down first after lunch? He should adjust after a few days.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,202
Posted By knoxmomof2
And there you have it... The reinforcement you...

And there you have it... The reinforcement you need to feel good about your decision and remember this for next time! Lol.... I used to be so quick to disregard my gut feeling and fill a spot. It's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By knoxmomof2
I discuss backup care at interviews. I am...

I discuss backup care at interviews. I am dependable and committed and rarely take off, they need to have a plan. That being said, I understand how it feels when you have a new family and don't want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By knoxmomof2
Can you try letting him take his morning nap?...

Can you try letting him take his morning nap? They say that not enough sleep can actually lead to little ones getting less sleep. Like a never ending cycle. Depends on the child, of course!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By knoxmomof2
Of course I remember you! I thought about you...

Of course I remember you! I thought about you with this post since I know you did alternate diets and such. I'm going to drop them, just waiting to meet up with DCD and wife and be sure we're on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By knoxmomof2
You sound just like my Husband! He works in the...

You sound just like my Husband! He works in the food business and he is super customer service oriented. He had a lot of good points, so I'm definitely going to start dealing with the issues as a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By knoxmomof2
Ha! Good point. I told my teenage daughter...

Ha! Good point. I told my teenage daughter yesterday, I really feel for the older one. He goes from that craziness one week to regular, mainstream life at DCDs the next. I can't imagine.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By knoxmomof2
Those 2 spots go straight into savings, so I'm...

Those 2 spots go straight into savings, so I'm going to keep them until I've met with DCD and his wife and I know that's a done deal at least. I used to have the families provide lunch because I only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By knoxmomof2
Thank you for all the feedback. It's always...

Thank you for all the feedback. It's always appreciated! They told me this morning that they've decided to stop the juice - thank goodness! Sent the oldest boy's water bottle, forgot the youngest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By knoxmomof2
Dropping a Family....

So, I'm license exempt and I keep 4 children. II keep the under 5 crowd, and I've done this for 6.5 years.

I have a family I'm going to be replacing, but the circumstances are complicated. Bear...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,905
Posted By knoxmomof2
Wow, I can't believe the selfishness of this...

Wow, I can't believe the selfishness of this person! :eek: I'll be watching for an update.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,905
Posted By knoxmomof2
I keep 4 and am license exempt as well. I also...

I keep 4 and am license exempt as well. I also had this situation a couple of years ago. I was frank with Dad, told him that going to court would require me to close, which would cost *someone* money...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By knoxmomof2
My oldest were 8 and 9 when I started doing child...

My oldest were 8 and 9 when I started doing child care, so it wasn't an issue. I now have a 16 month old little one. I didn't bother last year because she was too young to care, but I will handle her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,313
Posted By knoxmomof2
Maybe I'm basic and misguided because I'm just a...

Maybe I'm basic and misguided because I'm just a SAHM that keeps 4 children, but this is just another one of those things that is just too much. You're going to offend someone somewhere over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,313
Posted By knoxmomof2
This! All of this!!! This is why I decided to...

This! All of this!!! This is why I decided to stick with my license exempt group of 4. The nitpicking and micromanaging and the rules that even the departments will admit don't make sense or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By knoxmomof2
When Do You Know....?

So, I've seen it mentioned how parents will say that kiddo speaks paragraphs at home but we hear little to nothing. How do you all know when it's a case of a kid just not talking as much at daycare...
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