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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By nanglgrl
Im doing all interviews/tours via zoom and may...

Im doing all interviews/tours via zoom and may continue this after the virus is gone. I send all contracts and policies before the zoom so they can get questions ready. Itís so much better! Spending...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 506
Posted By nanglgrl
I donít know if it originated with nannydee or...

I donít know if it originated with nannydee or blackcat but basically itís a 24/48 rule. They get sick at home and can return 24 hours after last symptom, no meds etc. they get sick at daycare and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6,105
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 690,273
Posted By nanglgrl
I hear what youíre saying, just letting you know...

I hear what youíre saying, just letting you know youíre not alone. Probably best to not argue. People will only believe what they want to believe and there is so much misinformation that looks valid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 506
Posted By nanglgrl
Iíve been doing drop off and pick up at the door...

Iíve been doing drop off and pick up at the door for so long because of advice from this site and the difference in illnesses is insane. I also took advice from this site and extended time children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By nanglgrl
One of my first clients (whose child is a grown...

One of my first clients (whose child is a grown man with children of his own now) is now a photographer. She came a few years ago to take a group photo and individual photos around Christmas. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By nanglgrl
Iíve had two children like this in almost 25...

Iíve had two children like this in almost 25 years of providing childcare. Both children were typically developing with the exception of one having a slight speech delay and both not being where they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,116
Posted By nanglgrl
Bahaha! Right? Iím. So. Tired.

Bahaha! Right? Iím. So. Tired.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,116
Posted By nanglgrl
I stopped taking care of school agers long ago....

I stopped taking care of school agers long ago. Then I had a child age out and his younger brother started so I kept the older child last year on days off/early outs. He grew up here and it wasnít a...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-26-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,716
Posted By nanglgrl
I got this information from articles explaining...

I got this information from articles explaining the final interim rules for forgiveness: The amount of loan forgiveness requested for owner-employees and self-employed individualsí payroll...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-26-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,716
Posted By nanglgrl
I would like to know the answer to this question...

I would like to know the answer to this question as well. I received the PPP in the first round about 6 weeks ago, received the EIDL about a week ago and then received the grant attached to the EIDL...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-14-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,134
Posted By nanglgrl
I applied for everything available to me. I got...

I applied for everything available to me. I got approved for a sole-proprietor grant in Iowa that covers about 1.5 weeks of my normal gross profit, my unemployment claim was changed to eligible...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-28-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,014
Posted By nanglgrl
@Tom Copeland-Expanded Unemployment Insurance

Hello, I hope you see this and are able to help. In your recent article you stated:

The language in the bill says that self-employed individuals are eligible if their ďplace of employment is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By nanglgrl
I get it. Iíve been doing this about the same...

I get it. Iíve been doing this about the same amount of time. Between having my children home from school and trying to follow what their teachers would like them to do, the stress of letting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,181
Posted By nanglgrl
Our state is thinking of loosening regulations,...

Our state is thinking of loosening regulations, upping capacities, allowing childcare to be provided in unlicensed locations etc.

They will also pay CCA clients based on enrollment instead of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6,105
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 690,273
Posted By nanglgrl
I quit.

Uggghhhh...potty training. After so many years trying to convince parents to wait until their child was actually ready and meets certain criteria (with very limited success). Iíve given up. Iíve...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,017
Posted By nanglgrl
Something to consider when your trying to have...

Something to consider when your trying to have this conversation with the mom: how will you feel if, at the end of her maternity leave, she decides to be a SAHM and pull her children from care after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6,105
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 690,273
Posted By nanglgrl
Just need to vent. Normally I would take today...

Just need to vent. Normally I would take today off since yesterday was a holiday. We went to Europe in May/June for 2 weeks and the planning for that was overwhelming so i forgot to schedule today...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6,105
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 690,273
Posted By nanglgrl
Just a rant...Iíve participated in QRS for 13...

Just a rant...Iíve participated in QRS for 13 years (since it was implemented in my state) and worked my way up to 4 stars. There was a lot of paperwork and jumping through hoops but it was...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-12-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,618
Posted By nanglgrl
There are also things that tax code doesnít...

There are also things that tax code doesnít properly cover when it comes to home daycare. There are a lot of deductions but you have to keep in mind that you only get a portion (the time/space...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6,105
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 690,273
Posted By nanglgrl
Exhausted

I just need to vent. It's been a horrible winter and my daycare has seen more illness this winter than the past 3 combined. I actually had to reinstate a policy I had gotten rid of that required...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By nanglgrl
Just saying I completely agree and offering some...

Just saying I completely agree and offering some insight into why some choose ECE..in my case it just happened to be because thatís the degree I started and switching majors would have taken way more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By nanglgrl
The last Indian family I had spoon fed their...

The last Indian family I had spoon fed their child and brought al of his food from home. It was all mashed. He was unable to feed himself at 2.5. I respected that it was a cultural thing and fed him....
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-13-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,618
Posted By nanglgrl
Im going to be the odd one out here. I used to...

Im going to be the odd one out here. I used to have a huge handbook of policies that parents received and signed, Now I just have them online. We go over them during the interview and if an issue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By nanglgrl
Thatís hard, if anything I would do 12months to 3...

Thatís hard, if anything I would do 12months to 3 year olds. I already donít do under 12 months and most go to preschool here so thatís basically what I have now with the majority being between...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,989
Posted By nanglgrl
I canít adequately explain how completely shocked...

I canít adequately explain how completely shocked I was. This woman has published books and articles on things I canít pretend to understand. In retrospect I think her being so educated made it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,989
Posted By nanglgrl
The only other term I had in the last 24 years...

The only other term I had in the last 24 years (around 18 years actually doing daycare) was a mom if an infant who need the attention of a nanny not a group care provider who charged $125 a week..I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,989
Posted By nanglgrl
Post Another term happened with two little girls. I...

Another term happened with two little girls. I believe they were around 3 and 5. I had them second shift. When they started they were the rudest, most obnoxious children Iíd ever met. A few months in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2018, 04:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,989
Posted By nanglgrl
Smile Mine was pretty mild but very peculiar. I had an...

Mine was pretty mild but very peculiar. I had an infant for a few months and things did not start off well. First the child was not bottle trained at all and screamed all day. She acted like the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,981
Posted By nanglgrl
Iím weakest at interviews. Thankfully I only have...

Iím weakest at interviews. Thankfully I only have to do them every few years as a lot of my kids are around the same age. Basically I have one year where I donít usually have any openings, the next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,981
Posted By nanglgrl
ďLet me get back to you on that!Ē Best thing I...

ďLet me get back to you on that!Ē Best thing I ever learned to say.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,699
Posted By nanglgrl
When I first opened I didnít charge for absences....

When I first opened I didnít charge for absences. Children were gone regularly and I was taking a pay cut. That all ended one year when every family was gone most of December and used friends/family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,634
Posted By nanglgrl
Please excuse my use of their/theyíre/there and...

Please excuse my use of their/theyíre/there and the other mistakes in a few areas. Iím typing on a phone and itís amazingly difficult to fix things without messing them up more. Plus Iím tired lol.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,634
Posted By nanglgrl
After doing this so long and heeding advice from...

After doing this so long and heeding advice from this forum Iíve rid myself of many common issues. Hereís how:

Dope and drop: If a child becomes sick at daycare they have to be picked up within...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By nanglgrl
There are a lot of skills that are being taught...

There are a lot of skills that are being taught doing these things. Problem solving, fine motor, coordination to name a few. However, I try to impress upon parents that the main thing they get out of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,506
Posted By nanglgrl
I have to agree on the light table. While mine is...

I have to agree on the light table. While mine is a light box on top of a child sized table the children donít really use it and when they do itís usually because I direct them to it. When using it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,506
Posted By nanglgrl
It has been durable so far! Weíve had it for over...

It has been durable so far! Weíve had it for over a year with no problems, it still looks good as new and is played with all day every day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,506
Posted By nanglgrl
Check out IKEA if youíre looking for cheap,...

Check out IKEA if youíre looking for cheap, sturdy child-sized furniture and toys without buttons. They ship at much cheaper prices now. I just redid my daycare last year and changed almost...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,321
Posted By nanglgrl
I agree with your assessment that being made to...

I agree with your assessment that being made to work on self-help skills may be causing some of the problems. Some children that are used to parents doing things for them often experience a sort of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,408
Posted By nanglgrl
I do the same and they pay whether they come or...

I do the same and they pay whether they come or not. After doing this so long I realized the ones that donít give a 2 week notice are very rare and are clients I donít want anyway. Most of my clients...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,349
Posted By nanglgrl
Youíre welcome. I think itís so rare that many...

Youíre welcome. I think itís so rare that many doctors havenít seen it or wait until testing for other things before testing for it. It happens more to girls, usually around that age. Mine met...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,349
Posted By nanglgrl
Have you researched RETT syndrome? Iím only...

Have you researched RETT syndrome? Iím only mentioning this just in case sheís screened and there is concern because it often takes so long to diagnose but can be easily tested for. I had a little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,483
Posted By nanglgrl
Iím not from California and could be way off here...

Iím not from California and could be way off here but a seem to remember from previous posts that waking a sleeping child or making a child lay down was part of your regulations on violating a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By nanglgrl
I have a device called a walkodile. We havenít...

I have a device called a walkodile. We havenít used it in years since I started taking just older children but look them up, theyíre quite nice. If you canít find them or the price is steep I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 816
Posted By nanglgrl
Opening a Center - Church

Hello! Iíve run a registered Home Daycare for 14 years (plus 3 years when my oldest was little) and am currently finishing my BS in ECE. Recently I was referred by our local CCRR to a pastor whoíd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By nanglgrl
Iíve had this happen but only with Children who...

Iíve had this happen but only with Children who were force trained for a long time (usually placed on the potty every 30 minutes over a lengthy time period). I believe itís a result of not learning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,748
Posted By nanglgrl
I would also point out that you canít just say...

I would also point out that you canít just say what the 2 days is worth to you. Most providers have a weekly rate and you should at least pay the rate you agreed upon for that week if she requests it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,847
Posted By nanglgrl
Sometimes a backwards T-shirt or leggings. I...

Sometimes a backwards T-shirt or leggings. I usually donít figure it out until half-way through the day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,229
Posted By nanglgrl
I find there is no exact age but generally girls...

I find there is no exact age but generally girls in Daycare are between 2.5 and 3 and the boys are between 3 and 3.5. Sometimes a little earlier, rarely much later than 3.5 unless they just started...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,335
Posted By nanglgrl
It really depends. Some parents can be sensitive...

It really depends. Some parents can be sensitive which means I have to go through some photos and crop them/check them before I send them. For instance, I once had a parent get upset because her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,474
Posted By nanglgrl
8. To add to all that parents donít feel capable....

8. To add to all that parents donít feel capable. Quality early childhood experiences? How can they provide that? Their degree is in business. It seems to complex because of all of the advice these...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,474
Posted By nanglgrl
1. Parents are busy. They both need to work to...

1. Parents are busy. They both need to work to provide and donít get a lot of time off after baby is born. I feel like this has left people a little out of touch with their child. In some it also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,367
Posted By nanglgrl
You’re speaking my language. I actually had to...

You’re speaking my language. I actually had to start telling potential clients “please don’t expect your child to bring things home that you will want to show off or hang on the fridge. On the rare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,483
Posted By nanglgrl
I do the same as Blackcat because of Blackcats...

I do the same as Blackcat because of Blackcats advice on here. The only difference is my rates go up every 15/30 minutes after 3:30. The way I determine part time/full time is also different....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6,105
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 690,273
Posted By nanglgrl
Could you paint over it with modge podge to stop...

Could you paint over it with modge podge to stop the peeling?
We started Christmas photos today. The children all dress as elves and we have a ďSantaís workshopĒ background. No one ever misses a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,188
Posted By nanglgrl
The emergency plans I have to post by every exit....

The emergency plans I have to post by every exit. None of these children can read, I don't have employees. I added plans for volcanic eruption and apocalypse on mine years ago and no one noticed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,290
Posted By nanglgrl
I think this is the under cabinet light I saw at...

I think this is the under cabinet light I saw at IKEA and thought it would make a good light table if you attached it to one of the trofast storage tables. I already had a light table so I didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,290
Posted By nanglgrl
Do you have an ikea nearby?

Do you have an ikea nearby?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-13-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,219
Posted By nanglgrl
From what I read it sounds like we might have to...

From what I read it sounds like we might have to provide receipts, credit card statements, client list and when they used services with their contact info. This is only if claiming EIC.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,278
Posted By nanglgrl
I'm not sure that it really creates quality care....

I'm not sure that it really creates quality care. I'm my case I can say that my care/space is a little better than it was 10 years ago BUT I think that would have happened naturally because I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,278
Posted By nanglgrl
New Educational Requirements for D.C.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/will-a-college-degree-requirement-lead-to-better-more-respected-preschool-teachers/2017/11/08/5c6d59a8-b50e-11e7-a908-a3470754bbb9_story.html?tid=ss_t...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,151
Posted By nanglgrl
He's outgrown naps (at 18 months).

He's outgrown naps (at 18 months).
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-09-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 85,138
Posted By nanglgrl
You don't HAVE to pay for a spot when your...

You don't HAVE to pay for a spot when your provider is home just like homeowners/renters don't HAVE to pay their rent/mortgage when they're in vacation or not in their home. Just be prepared for your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,788
Posted By nanglgrl
My own children have spiked fevers, been...

My own children have spiked fevers, been lethargic and been fine within hours but it's pretty rare. What's not rare is clients telling their childcare provider this to make her feel bad for sending...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By nanglgrl
I had this same situation. 4 years old, sensitive...

I had this same situation. 4 years old, sensitive child except it was my son he was calling a bully. It was obvious the child was blowing things out of proportion and that the parents were making it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,156
Posted By nanglgrl
http://www.hsidea.org/programs/ece/ Six...

http://www.hsidea.org/programs/ece/

Six colleges participate in this program. I will have a BS when I'm done and even though I'm currently in classes online via Oklahoma State University and Texas...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,429
Posted By nanglgrl
They are planning on changing the QRS level...

They are planning on changing the QRS level requirements in my state. The first way it was set up was great, attainable and did increase quality. The new way is more and more training, paperwork,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,462
Posted By nanglgrl
To add, one of the suggestions that they act like...

To add, one of the suggestions that they act like is a regulation in the mandated new training I took said we should have signs on every piece of outdoor equiptmebt to show which ages can play on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,462
Posted By nanglgrl
I totally understand what you're saying. Every...

I totally understand what you're saying. Every time we speak up to say a reg doesn't make sense we are regarded as not caring about children when in fact we're just not butt-kissers who go along with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By nanglgrl
I had a dad give me an extra $20 cash a week ago,...

I had a dad give me an extra $20 cash a week ago, I informed parents and returned the extra. The next week he gave me an extra $60. I text mom and asked "geesh, how much does he think I charge? If he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,121
Posted By nanglgrl
What happened with this? I for sure wouldn't have...

What happened with this? I for sure wouldn't have let anyone who called and canceled after their scheduled drop off time use it since you were in fact already working and ready/waiting for them.
I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,454
Posted By nanglgrl
Nope I don't have any teacher's kids. Generally...

Nope I don't have any teacher's kids. Generally dad drops off and mom picks up...sometimes the other way around. Most call needing "open to close" and when I explain how my hours work they shorten...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,454
Posted By nanglgrl
What I did was 15 minute increments up until my...

What I did was 15 minute increments up until my ideal time to get off (3:30/3:45/4) and 1/2 hour increments from then on (4:30/5:00) because my reasoning for wanting to close at 4 was to run errands...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By nanglgrl
I always say the love for the children I care for...

I always say the love for the children I care for is shown through all of the planning, research and communicating with parents I do after hours it's not shown through me giving in to parent demands...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By nanglgrl
I don't require it. I just realized the clients...

I don't require it. I just realized the clients that are leaving because of a move, job change, etc. and are in good standing always give me much more than a two week notice. It's the clients that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By nanglgrl
I typed up an awesome, wonderfully thought up...

I typed up an awesome, wonderfully thought up response (at least in my opinion) and there was a network error so it didn't post. I think I only did it to procrastinate going to the gym anyway. Dang...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2017, 12:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,942
Posted By nanglgrl
I do 3:30, 3:45, 4, 4:30. My biggest jump is from...

I do 3:30, 3:45, 4, 4:30. My biggest jump is from 4 to 4:30 because my ideal close time is 4 pm. All of my clients pick up between 3:30-4.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,155
Posted By nanglgrl
Ah the problem of us women being afraid to be...

Ah the problem of us women being afraid to be assertive because when a woman is assertive it's called being bitchy. I've never heard a man afraid of this. We've all been there. I finally had to do a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,081
Posted By nanglgrl
That would depend on your area. In my area (in...

That would depend on your area. In my area (in Iowa) standard rate is $25-30 a day or $125-150 a week for up to 10 hours a day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,455
Posted By nanglgrl
Changing to contracted hours where my tuition...

Changing to contracted hours where my tuition increases for pick up every 15 minutes after 3:30. My base rate starts at 3:30 and then increases. I work less hours because parents use less of my time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2016, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By nanglgrl
I agree with the advice above and I would also...

I agree with the advice above and I would also add that many young infants I've had that rule the roost at home never adapt, even after 12 weeks and I've had to term. It didn't used to be this way or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,650
Posted By nanglgrl
Um...I bought a zip line. Lol, it's just for my...

Um...I bought a zip line. Lol, it's just for my kids but I had to!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,366
Posted By nanglgrl
If my payday was normally on Friday I would just...

If my payday was normally on Friday I would just charge $30 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If I was unavailable on Friday I wouldn't charge the late fee as long as they paid today since that's...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-09-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,428
Posted By nanglgrl
I don't think most people realize that just...

I don't think most people realize that just because a school allows something doesn't mean a daycare provider should. Schoolagers are older and while they do spread illness they are more likely to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,858
Posted By nanglgrl
Sounds like it was purposeful. Either way charge...

Sounds like it was purposeful. Either way charge late fees if it's in your contract, if not consider doing an addendum.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,873
Posted By nanglgrl
A picture of the school lunch for tomorow. The...

A picture of the school lunch for tomorow. The fruit smoothie is nothing more than a snow cone.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,492
Posted By nanglgrl
For me it's gotten easier. No more of my son...

For me it's gotten easier. No more of my son getting blamed by daycare parents because another child (one specifically) said he was mean when in fact the child was just coddled and using it to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,280
Posted By nanglgrl
Just got confirmation.

Just got confirmation.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6,105
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 690,273
Posted By nanglgrl
I have one of those too (see what I did there?) 😂

I have one of those too (see what I did there?) 😂
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6,105
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 690,273
Posted By nanglgrl
I have this 3.5yo dcb. He seems to speak so well...

I have this 3.5yo dcb. He seems to speak so well but his receptive language is almost nonexistent. He knows a lot of vocabulary and facts but couldn't even put on crocs until a few months ago. He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,490
Posted By nanglgrl
I would quit even though I have pretty great...

I would quit even though I have pretty great clients. I'd want to be done the day I won but I would give notice because karma. I would probably give options: two week notice but you can leave as soon...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,873
Posted By nanglgrl
I have no idea who I'm voting for or even if I'm...

I have no idea who I'm voting for or even if I'm voting for president this election. The one thing I know for sure is that I won't be voting for Clinton. I've always been a democrat but no more. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,065
Posted By nanglgrl
You're absolutely correct. You can also follow...

You're absolutely correct. You can also follow every safe sleep recommendation and have none of the risk factors ands baby can still die of SIDS.
I went to a SIDS support group once put on by a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,065
Posted By nanglgrl
This is the problem in my opinion. Yes most...

This is the problem in my opinion. Yes most parents are aware of the risk of leaving a child in a car on a hot day but they never think they would do it. They never think they'd forget their child so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,065
Posted By nanglgrl
While it is preventable nobody thinks it will...

While it is preventable nobody thinks it will happen to them and there in lies the problem. If you don't think something could ever happen to you then you don't take steps to prevent it. Then a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,065
Posted By nanglgrl
An automated call or even a personal call made...

An automated call or even a personal call made from a school with an actual secretary is vastly different from a home daycare. Parents show up late all of the time, forget to tell us about vacations,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,884
Posted By nanglgrl
I'm taking the 26th-30th off paid. I usually take...

I'm taking the 26th-30th off paid. I usually take Christmas Eve, Christmas, the day after Christmas, New Years eve and New Year's Day off paid but since that all falls on weekends this year except...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,065
Posted By nanglgrl
I don't know anything about this specific trial...

I don't know anything about this specific trial but have read plenty of research on why it happens and believe that unfortunately it's a product of the super busy, incredibly stressed, multi-tasking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,486
Posted By nanglgrl
Funny story here. A parent just posted in a...

Funny story here. A parent just posted in a parenting group on Facebook about starting to train her 1 1/2 year old and was asking for tips. Plenty of parents responded saying it was totally possible...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,065
Posted By nanglgrl
It would be a wonderful thing if car...

It would be a wonderful thing if car manufacturers and childcare providers got on board but I doubt it will happen because of liability. I try to call parents if they're late but I make it a point in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,088
Posted By nanglgrl
The problems I could see are: 1. Waivers won't...

The problems I could see are:
1. Waivers won't protect you if a child gets hurt.
2. Some states require that children have their own helmet of that each helmet goes through a sanitation process...
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