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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,502
Posted By Meeko
Got it! Thanks!

Got it! Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,502
Posted By Meeko
Meeko here....it's been forever since I actually...

Meeko here....it's been forever since I actually logged in. I have my user and password automatically saved.
So.....now trying the mobile version. It wants my password...can't remember it. So it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 313
Posted By Meeko
We are allowed "natural barrier" here in Utah. ...

We are allowed "natural barrier" here in Utah. But it has to be a hedge so dense that kids couldn't get through it, which could take years to grow.
I'm from England and many, many home owners have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 410
Posted By Meeko
Gus, our Westie, is nearly 10 and has been part...

Gus, our Westie, is nearly 10 and has been part of our daycare his whole life.
Show and tell is his favorite thing. He enjoys nap time too.

When you add in all the loves, kisses and hugs from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,132
Posted By Meeko
This woman would creep me out and be asked to...

This woman would creep me out and be asked to leave. I have enough to do with kids who like not to listen. I won't deal with adults that behave the same way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 643
Posted By Meeko
I'm being paid for all of them regardless. ...

I'm being paid for all of them regardless.
However, I DO let parents know that although I am open, their child will be alone for the day. Then it's up to them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,719
Posted By Meeko
I got my first shot (Phizer) on Feb 26th. Other...

I got my first shot (Phizer) on Feb 26th. Other than a slightly bruised feeling at the injection site, I had no other symptoms at all.
I get my second shot next Friday (19th). I've heard the...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-04-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By Meeko
I don't do twice the paperwork just because two...

I don't do twice the paperwork just because two parents can't get their financial act together.

One parent is the client and responsible for paying me. The other parent can pay their ex back.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2021, 05:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,695
Posted By Meeko
I have my daycare in the basement of our home. ...

I have my daycare in the basement of our home. 16 kids. My husband works upstairs in his office which is directly above the playroom.
He has Alexa play fairly loud rain sounds all day. It blocks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,719
Posted By Meeko
Got my first dose last Friday. Utah isn't...

Got my first dose last Friday. Utah isn't offering to daycare providers yet, just K-12 staff...:rolleyes:...............but I was eligible because I have diabetes.
My arm was a bit sore at the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By Meeko
I will be retiring in May of 2023. I will have...

I will be retiring in May of 2023. I will have been doing daycare for 37 years by then.

I cannot wait. My daycare parents aren't awful...but none of them are great and I find myself taking care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,719
Posted By Meeko
Utah is doing the vaccine right now for K-12...

Utah is doing the vaccine right now for K-12 teachers and staff. Childcare providers have to wait until March :rolleyes:

I want mine. 60/diabetic.......wish I could get it now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-25-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By Meeko
I would terminate care. No provider should be...

I would terminate care. No provider should be expected to put up with being hit and spat at.

Bad behavior aside, I let parents know at interview that I do not care for non-nappers....ever. That...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By Meeko
I don't ask for input from my clients. I...

I don't ask for input from my clients.

I believe it gives them the idea that the way I run things is negotiable and that they have a say in my business.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By Meeko
Gus is a 9 year old Westie. He loves show and...

Gus is a 9 year old Westie.
He loves show and tell and nap time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By Meeko
I do the similar to Blackcat. When parents...

I do the similar to Blackcat.

When parents enroll, I promise same price for life as long as their account is in good standing and policies are followed. If they leave and want to come back with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,597
Posted By Meeko
I exclude all children who cannot participate in...

I exclude all children who cannot participate in the regular day. A child who needs to lie down and rest, or feels "off" or can't play outside as per normal....needs to be at home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By Meeko
For now, Utah is accepting online first aid CPR. ...

For now, Utah is accepting online first aid CPR.

We do our own training. Staff meetings count as long as we cover all the topics required.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,087
Posted By Meeko
I would of told her I don't take sassy backtalk...

I would of told her I don't take sassy backtalk from the kids OR their parents....and terminated on the spot.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,087
Posted By Meeko
Wow! It was YOUR fault she was late and got a...

Wow! It was YOUR fault she was late and got a late fee?!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,619
Posted By Meeko
I don't do gifts. I have 18 kids on my books. ...

I don't do gifts.
I have 18 kids on my books. I would never stop shopping/spending.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By Meeko
I'm in Utah

I'm in Utah
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By Meeko
This morning

Further back up my street this morning. Rain last night put out the fire and left us with our first snow kiss this morning.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By Meeko
It's Been an Interesting 24 Hrs!

View looking up my road toward the canyon......a small fire turned into 1000 acres in under two hours. We watched the mountain explode. They evacuated a lot of people (we were just outside the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 773
Posted By Meeko
I agree. I'm not about to adjust for every...

I agree. I'm not about to adjust for every child. I gently remind the child the right way to say something.

I also demand good manners. Nobody gets anything without a please/may I etc.

If a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,361
Posted By Meeko
I didn't want to ask!!!! :lol:

I didn't want to ask!!!! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By Meeko
This is fairly close to me. Horrific. There is...

This is fairly close to me. Horrific.
There is video showing him walking down the street. He's obviously talking to himself and swinging his arms around. I'm guessing high or mentally ill. He is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,298
Posted By Meeko
All organic? I'd go broke reeeeeal quick. ...

All organic? I'd go broke reeeeeal quick. Organic milk is about $6 a gallon around here, compared to regular 1% at $2.69 on average.
I go through at least two gallons a day just for the daycare,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,357
Posted By Meeko
Not doing any school runs this coming year!

Not doing any school runs this coming year!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,826
Posted By Meeko
Look carefully at the financial side of it. ...

Look carefully at the financial side of it.

I was talking to an old friend and he told me they had gone from large home daycare like us (licensed for 16 kids) to a small center with 25 kids.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,566
Posted By Meeko
I serve breakfast to kids here by 8:30am. Kids...

I serve breakfast to kids here by 8:30am. Kids arriving at 8:31am don't get breakfast. No exceptions.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By Meeko
Thinking About New Schedule....

Arrival/Free play 7am-8am
Breakfast 8-8:30AM
Outside time: 8:30-9:30AM
NAP 9:30-5:30
Pick up 5:30-6pm

No?
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
I'm tired...humor me.....:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By Meeko
Parents are responsible to find their own back up...

Parents are responsible to find their own back up care if I am closed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By Meeko
Due to Covid19 restrictions, parents are not...

Due to Covid19 restrictions, parents are not allowed to step foot in the house here.
But I have a no parent in the playroom policy anyway. I also have it in my handbook that parents are not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,361
Posted By Meeko
No bags allowed. I've found just about...

No bags allowed.

I've found just about every disgusting thing you can think of......used tampons, dirty diapers, sex toys, cigarettes, prescription drugs, chemical sprays........people are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,941
Posted By Meeko
I preferred MM, but our food program uses (and...

I preferred MM, but our food program uses (and pays for) KK. So as it's free for me, I can't complain too much. I did hate switching and learning the new program. It had a ridiculous amount of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 841
Posted By Meeko
For You All.....

I want this big enough to fill the whole wall in my playroom..........:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By Meeko
As for the child who has a fit taking his shoes...

As for the child who has a fit taking his shoes off.....too bad.

He takes his shoes off. Your house. Your rules.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By Meeko
In the kids cubbies.

In the kids cubbies.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By Meeko
I close at 6PM. All interviews are after hours...

I close at 6PM. All interviews are after hours on week days only. I set up 6:30-7 for most appointments.

I don't mind if they go a bit over, but giving them a start/stop time helps curb the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,259
Posted By Meeko
Aah.....the power pee....remember it...

Aah.....the power pee....remember it well.........:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,481
Posted By Meeko
No pay and no attendance means they are no longer...

No pay and no attendance means they are no longer clients!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,933
Posted By Meeko
Still open. But lower numbers. We usually have...

Still open. But lower numbers. We usually have 16 in attendance. We've been averaging about 6-9 since some of our parents are working from home. We are still being paid normal rates as most want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By Meeko
Depends on the child and parents. If the...

Depends on the child and parents.

If the child doesn't seem bothered, then probably not a problem.

But if a child can't participate in the regular day and/or the parents have a list of do's and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 16,925
Posted By Meeko
Many of you are aware that we had a situation...

Many of you are aware that we had a situation some years ago, with a father who liked to drop by and spend time. After I became uncomfortable with how often he was here, we found out he was a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,955
Posted By Meeko
Daycare providers that are FORCED to close by...

Daycare providers that are FORCED to close by licensing ARE included in the relief package and are able to claim unemployment......as long as you can prove income and loss of it. So a tax return and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,837
Posted By Meeko
Some years ago, I had a school age child (been so...

Some years ago, I had a school age child (been so long I don't even remember if it was a boy or girl!) and per mother's request, I would ask if the child had any homework and then sit the child to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,444
Posted By Meeko
At the moment, Utah is not closing daycares down...

At the moment, Utah is not closing daycares down as first responders need care for their children. We have also been told that if we end up over ratio due to school kids being with us all day, that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By Meeko
I use mesh laundry bags and run anything I can...

I use mesh laundry bags and run anything I can through my dishwasher on the hot cycle with bleach. Lego etc. For the rest of the house, I have a mix of Odaban, Pinesol, 409 etc. And good ol'...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,775
Posted By Meeko
States all seem to be different. Utah pays in...

States all seem to be different.
Utah pays in advance for the month. Parents have to make up any difference between what the state pays and what we charge.
The child must be here at least 8 hours...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,201
Posted By Meeko
We don't work for the parents. We are...

We don't work for the parents. We are self-employed and we do what works best for our GROUP of children. We also follow state regulations, which include nap time.

Any parent who expects their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,804
Posted By Meeko
If we are forced to close, I will still expect...

If we are forced to close, I will still expect payment if my clients want a daycare spot held open. I am one of their bills, just like their utility bills and their credit cards. Those will still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By Meeko
I've used venmo for several years now. Love it.

I've used venmo for several years now. Love it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,289
Posted By Meeko
Sounds like you're handling it...although I know...

Sounds like you're handling it...although I know it's frustrating.
I have a five year old who is the whiney, manipulation king.

Mom and Dad are not together. He plays back and forth to the point...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,080
Posted By Meeko
That's why I love Venmo. Once had a dad send me...

That's why I love Venmo. Once had a dad send me money while he was sitting on a beach in Tahiti.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,759
Posted By Meeko
May I ask why you accepted the child into care...

May I ask why you accepted the child into care when you have a 48 hour policy?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,609
Posted By Meeko
As Mad as I Could Possibly Be...

On Friday, I leave for England. I have not been home for 34 very long years. I have not seen my only brother for 34 years.

All my daycare parents know this. they also know my sick policy.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,674
Posted By Meeko
We have Polar Express Day. They all wear their...

We have Polar Express Day. They all wear their pj's. We play Christmas music and make apple bread to take home for their families (makes the house smell amazing!). We read the book (my son bought...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,927
Posted By Meeko
Just How Un-Involved Are Parents.....?

I have always done a mini activities program during the school year with my 3-4 year olds. From about 9-11 am.

This year, I haven't done it as the eligible kids are arriving at more spread out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,995
Posted By Meeko
To way too many... Kids = Facebook props.......

To way too many...

Kids = Facebook props....

I recently had a mom post a cute photo of her and her three kids on the couch. She had her laptop on her lap. She made a post about "how hard it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,616
Posted By Meeko
Why discount? I give parents the option to...

Why discount?

I give parents the option to pay weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.

They get to choose what payment schedule works best for them, but they don't get to keep some of my hard earned...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,455
Posted By Meeko
It's against regs here in Utah too.

It's against regs here in Utah too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,201
Posted By Meeko
"100% potty trained at home" means the child gets...

"100% potty trained at home" means the child gets reminded all day long...goes....and there are therefore no wet pants.

But the child isn't potty trained. The child is taking no responsibility at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,828
Posted By Meeko
"I don't like it here" ""I love it here!" ...

"I don't like it here"

""I love it here!" Then ignore. It's a power play and like Nanny D said...it's between him and his parents.

Not the provider's job to somehow make him like it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,130
Posted By Meeko
I actually have the opposite! Kids that need...

I actually have the opposite! Kids that need diapered wearing jeans that look sprayed on that I have to fight to get on and off. I guess 'skinny" jeans means three sizes too small to some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,806
Posted By Meeko
At this point, I would probably part ways. ...

At this point, I would probably part ways.

However, I have found that pure logic sometimes works with parents who demand special attention for them or their child.

When they ask/demand/behave...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,215
Posted By Meeko
I tell the child "That doesn't work here" and...

I tell the child "That doesn't work here" and then ignore them or remove them from the area if it is in the best interests of the other kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,513
Posted By Meeko
My thoughts exactly!

My thoughts exactly!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,177
Posted By Meeko
Show and Shiv??

Yes...the two year old's mother thought this was a good idea for her son's show and tell. He had it in his pocket:eek::eek::eek:
I called her to remind her of our no weapons policy. Her excuse was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,994
Posted By Meeko
I have a sign in/out folder in my entry. But at...

I have a sign in/out folder in my entry. But at 6PM, the second I close, it is replaced with a bright red folder and a late sign out sheet. Top of the sheet explains in bold letters, that the late...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,201
Posted By Meeko
If a provider (or parent) is constantly having to...

If a provider (or parent) is constantly having to TELL a child to go pee...they are not potty trained. You may not have accidents on the floor, but you are training the child that is the adult's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,451
Posted By Meeko
I once had a little girl who was a complete angel...

I once had a little girl who was a complete angel (she's 17 now and we are still in touch). She was as good as gold, obedient and sweet......

......until the day she spilled a drink.

She was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,362
Posted By Meeko
I hate to think what carseats look like under a...

I hate to think what carseats look like under a microscope. I've seen some really, really, really scary ones. I won't have them in my house.

Too bulky to store. To disgustingly filthy to be in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,668
Posted By Meeko
Or both!! Rainbow Poo and Puke...

Or both!!

Rainbow Poo and Puke Day.....yep..that'll do it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,668
Posted By Meeko
The day after Halloween should be officially...

The day after Halloween should be officially called
"Pink Puke Day"....just saying....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,482
Posted By Meeko
Most doctors will prescribe something that...

Most doctors will prescribe something that doesn't need 4 x day if the parents asks. Most antibiotics can be given morning and night by the parents, thus eliminating the provider from having to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,313
Posted By Meeko
"Nothing to do with behavior....I'm...

"Nothing to do with behavior....I'm downsizing...I pulled straws...you're it.....bye!! ;);)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By Meeko
I gave birth to mine....:D

I gave birth to mine....:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By Meeko
I gave birth to mine.....:lol:

I gave birth to mine.....:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,283
Posted By Meeko
My little neighborhood grocery store!

My little neighborhood grocery store!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,283
Posted By Meeko
Couldn't Resist..

This is going up in the daycare entry when I decorate for Halloween this weekend :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,318
Posted By Meeko
Some of my DCM's think THEY need at least two...

Some of my DCM's think THEY need at least two days a week "me time".

I wonder what they would think if I told them I needed that too.......:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,278
Posted By Meeko
I tell parents at interview that late pick up is...

I tell parents at interview that late pick up is a major sin as far as I'm concerned.

My daughter's senior year, she was asked to sing the National Anthem at the Homecoming game.

I told all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,278
Posted By Meeko
Late pick up fees are due...in cash...before drop...

Late pick up fees are due...in cash...before drop off the next morning.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,818
Posted By Meeko
First and foremost...you are NOT their employee. ...

First and foremost...you are NOT their employee.

I spent waaay too much time as a "newbie", trying to change and bend and please my clients.

Life got so much better when I learned that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,313
Posted By Meeko
Amen!

Amen!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,626
Posted By Meeko
I post mine on my web site and happily give them...

I post mine on my web site and happily give them over the phone.

I know I would hate it if I saw a car I liked in a car lot and when I called to ask the price, was told "Ah! Come in and talk to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,579
Posted By Meeko
Don't feel guilty. There will always be...

Don't feel guilty.

There will always be parents who somehow feel you should be available 24/7 year round. I've had people cuss me out on the phone when they ask about weekends and I tell them I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,102
Posted By Meeko
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,102
Posted By Meeko
I'm HUGE on manners! "Please", "thank you"...

I'm HUGE on manners!

"Please", "thank you" and "may I?" are strictly enforced.

Table manners are taught from the time they can sit to the table. No yelling at the table, chew with mouths...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,708
Posted By Meeko
So far, I haven't had any problem at all filling...

So far, I haven't had any problem at all filling spots, despite plenty of the free pre-k programs popping up.

During interviews, I have always stressed the "home" part of my business. I want the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By Meeko
I have in my policies that we close if we have no...

I have in my policies that we close if we have no power/water etc. I also include a part that says we have the right to close if we feel the weather/situation is not a safe one.

Without it....I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,801
Posted By Meeko
I offer food. They can take or leave it. Done.

I offer food. They can take or leave it. Done.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By Meeko
Google. If someone types in "daycare in...

Google.

If someone types in "daycare in (this town)"...I am the first thing that pops up with a link to my website.

I ask everyone who calls how they found me. The answer is nearly always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,255
Posted By Meeko
I send a Venmo charge to all my clients on...

I send a Venmo charge to all my clients on Thursday. They must pay before 3PM to ensure it goes into my bank on Friday. Anyone who doesn't pay with Venmo, must pay in cash no later than pick-up on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,617
Posted By Meeko
"If they have outgrown nap, they have outgrown my...

"If they have outgrown nap, they have outgrown my daycare. Is this your two weeks notice?"

*Backtrack...backtrack...backtrack....*:lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By Meeko
I am a Utah provider. Our background checks are...

I am a Utah provider. Our background checks are run DAILY by computer by the state as we are fingerprinted and FBI checked. Any records change is picked up immediately.

I am not sure how on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,033
Posted By Meeko
Checking up on parents is something I always do...

Checking up on parents is something I always do now.

I found out about the drug traffickers (see above post) that way. I found out one of the DCD's that used to come and hang out was a registered...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,033
Posted By Meeko
I do the same. I once checked out the FB page...

I do the same.
I once checked out the FB page of a parent who seemed nice on the phone. Her FB was full of obscene language and memes, video of her laughing as her son threw up in the bathroom and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,351
Posted By Meeko
Did you terminate care for the mom?

Did you terminate care for the mom?
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