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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,936
Posted By Kajada
During our morning walk the 18-month-old tried to...

During our morning walk the 18-month-old tried to hug every garbage bin we saw.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By Kajada
I use open cups at the table unless a young child...

I use open cups at the table unless a young child truly isn't ready for them yet - a 12-month-old, for example, and I've confirmed with my own eyes that they aren't there yet. They use sippy cups (no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By Kajada
Slightly off topic, but what's with all these...

Slightly off topic, but what's with all these parents asking to see their contracts? Do they not have it? I've never not had a copy of a contract/agreement I've signed - for a job, preschool, camps,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By Kajada
I love teacher schedules. Almost all my kids are...

I love teacher schedules. Almost all my kids are teachers' kids and I'm working towards 100%. I also find their kids to be super well behaved (and curious, adventurous, etc etc) and just a joy to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By Kajada
How terrible. I wouldn't say anything to...

How terrible.

I wouldn't say anything to the other families, but I would talk to the parents. Losing a child is a very isolating experience. My third child died an hour after birth. People feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,313
Posted By Kajada
Manitoba. Fingerprinting not required.

Manitoba. Fingerprinting not required.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,103
Posted By Kajada
I'm also pregnant with my third, and it's my...

I'm also pregnant with my third, and it's my first pregnancy as a daycare provider. I don't have much advice for you, but I never had trouble lifting kids during my last two pregnancies. I'm sure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,568
Posted By Kajada
Can you go out in the rain? We usually do, unless...

Can you go out in the rain? We usually do, unless it's absolutely pouring or there's lightning. The kids bring boots and a raincoat so we head out, get soaked, and change into dry clothes afterward....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,077
Posted By Kajada
I am baffled by the e-mail thing. That makes no...

I am baffled by the e-mail thing. That makes no sense to me. Licensing paperwork isn't entirely paperless here, especially for things like criminal record checks and the like, but to not be able to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,282
Posted By Kajada
I LOVE it! Can I come over to play? :lol::lol: ...

I LOVE it! Can I come over to play? :lol::lol:

The track looks about the same size as my entire back yard. Sigh... I don't always wish for a bigger yard, but pictures and projects like yours make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,441
Posted By Kajada
I think a lot of parents don't realize that long...

I think a lot of parents don't realize that long drop-offs aren't helpful, especially at the beginning. I certainly wouldn't have known that. It's tough to just leave your crying child! I still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,266
Posted By Kajada
That sounds wonderful!

That sounds wonderful!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,073
Posted By Kajada
It's an infant-to-toddler rocker, so 8 months is...

It's an infant-to-toddler rocker, so 8 months is fine. The one pictured has a weight limit of 40 pounds. The Amazon listing has a picture of a kid much older than 8 months using it. I have 3 and 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,073
Posted By Kajada
You said he's too big for a rocker, but would...

You said he's too big for a rocker, but would something like this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,006
Posted By Kajada
Good grief. I don't have any experience with this...

Good grief. I don't have any experience with this kind of situation, but here are my ideas :

- if I understand correctly, you never know when Grandma will be picking-up? I get that the parents'...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,474
Posted By Kajada
Advice For Pregnant Provider?

Hi everyone!

I am very unexpectedly pregnant with my 3rd child. We were done (done done done!) after 2 but here we are. The shock has worn off now and we're very happy.

This is the first time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,038
Posted By Kajada
We spend a lot of time outside. I have siblings...

We spend a lot of time outside. I have siblings that tend to arrive overdressed for the warm weather - leg warmers under pants/shorts, a onesie under a t-shirt and a hoodie, etc. I just take off the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,833
Posted By Kajada
We sing Happy Birthday and maybe have a little...

We sing Happy Birthday and maybe have a little treat. I never serve desserts or anything like that, so a cookie on a birthday is a big deal. I haven't done gifts so far, but I think I will from now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,379
Posted By Kajada
Fair enough! And I have to say the kids stop for...

Fair enough! And I have to say the kids stop for a sip of water only once or twice betweens meals. It's really not much. If they were drinking several extra cups a day, I'm sure that I'd be 100% Team...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,379
Posted By Kajada
We drink water all day. No juice at all and milk...

We drink water all day. No juice at all and milk only if a family requests it - none have so far. Open cups at the table and sippy cups (the hard spouted kind, not straws) or water bottles the rest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,278
Posted By Kajada
My daughter is 5, and most of her skirts are...

My daughter is 5, and most of her skirts are technically skorts. All store bought. I prefer them to shorts or leggings under a skirt because they're cooler (as in, she doesn't get too warm while...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By Kajada
Yeah, that's a fair assessment. Now that I think...

Yeah, that's a fair assessment. Now that I think about it, she's more "book ready", if you will, and not socially/emotionally ready. She's met or surpassed almost all of the educational requirements...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By Kajada
OK, that's the plan for tomorrow! Thank you!

OK, that's the plan for tomorrow! Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By Kajada
I 100% agree that she should be able to stay...

I 100% agree that she should be able to stay quiet. I'll try the timer. Thank you! Should I start with 30 mins of quiet time with no activities, like books or colouring? Maybe that would help with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By Kajada
Struggling With Nap/Quiet Time For 3-Year-Old

Hi, all!

Iím sure the experienced providers on this forum are bored to death with nap time questions, butÖIím not very experienced and hoping someone has some wisdom to share. Iíve lurked for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6,211
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 707,739
Posted By Kajada
Ouf. Anyone else having a tough day? Feels like I...

Ouf. Anyone else having a tough day? Feels like I can't do anything right. No one wants or likes the food/games/toys/crafts today. And my own kids are especially challenging, which doesn't help at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,410
Posted By Kajada
:lol::lol::lol: My daycare kids wish my...

:lol::lol::lol:

My daycare kids wish my husband was with them all day - he's a superstar in their eyes. He gets all the hugs and kisses in the morning. It's a good thing I don't get jealous too...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,410
Posted By Kajada
Good grief! She wanted "affordable" (what does...

Good grief! She wanted "affordable" (what does that even mean in this situation?) care for 18+ hours a day and weekends? I highly doubt she was working 18 hours shifts. But she expected the childcare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,504
Posted By Kajada
I'm closed on all major provincial/federal...

I'm closed on all major provincial/federal holidays. If it's a statutory holiday here, I'm closed. My families all have those days off as well, so it's not a problem. My personal two weeks of...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-03-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,891
Posted By Kajada
I serve only vegetarian or vegan meals and snacks...

I serve only vegetarian or vegan meals and snacks (I'm vegan and I have no idea how to cook meat. I do sometimes serve cheese and eggs). My kids eat just about anything. It really helps that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,525
Posted By Kajada
I usually only let kids use markers once they've...

I usually only let kids use markers once they've shown me that they're responsible enough to close them properly. The others use pencil/wax crayons. I've never had trouble with pencils crayons being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,655
Posted By Kajada
Whoops - I quoted the wrong reply. Can we delete...

Whoops - I quoted the wrong reply. Can we delete posts? Anyways, I mean to reply to the comment about inappropriate content on tv - wars, kidnappings, etc.

My reply :
Yeah, stick to Netflix,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,195
Posted By Kajada
I can't help regarding your state's regulations,...

I can't help regarding your state's regulations, but in my Canadian province, families who use cloth diapers supply the diapers and a wet bag. Diapers go in the wet bag and the parents take the bag...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,655
Posted By Kajada
I don't have a preschool program, and have mostly...

I don't have a preschool program, and have mostly younger children right now, but I don't have any specific rules regarding TV. My daycare is very family-style, so my families know that I'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,492
Posted By Kajada
Haha I need to start doing that! Those kinds of...

Haha I need to start doing that! Those kinds of questions really get on my nerves, for whatever reason. I'm all for questions that help us learn something new, but please don't ask me "What's that?"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,726
Posted By Kajada
Aside from bad-mouthing you in the community,...

Aside from bad-mouthing you in the community, what could they do to hurt your business? That would be terrible of course, but if you operate legally, I imagine they wouldn't be able to shut down your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By Kajada
I wouldn't, but it's up to you! Your business,...

I wouldn't, but it's up to you! Your business, your decision. I've been running my daycare for less than a year (I know, so green) and my hours are 7:30 - 5:30. However, individual contracts are...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 03-28-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,597
Posted By Kajada
I serve only water. If a family asks that I offer...

I serve only water. If a family asks that I offer their child milk, I will. So far, none have asked. In Canada, it's rare to have children under 12 months in care, so I don't have many requests for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,172
Posted By Kajada
Yep! None of my kids are on schedule since the...

Yep! None of my kids are on schedule since the time change. Well, I suppose they're on schedule, but it's last week's pre-time-change schedule. Yesterday, I pushed everything back an hour (for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,685
Posted By Kajada
In my province, licensed providers must charge...

In my province, licensed providers must charge monthly. Well, it's actually a 4-week schedule, so that the fee is the same every month. I'm sure most, if not all, non-licenced providers also charge...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By Kajada
My province also really limits how many kids...

My province also really limits how many kids under 2 you can have in your daycare. The rates are higher for the under-2s because you can only care for 2 if you're unlicensed or 3 if you're licensed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,489
Posted By Kajada
I once fell asleep while my daughter was at...

I once fell asleep while my daughter was at preschool. I was over an hour late picking her up. I was so embarrassed (and I felt terrible to have put my kid and her teacher in that situation) and I...
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