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Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-08-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,865
Posted By Great Beginnings
Biggest mistake I ever made was having employees....

Biggest mistake I ever made was having employees. I closed my business and reopened without employees and the same thing happened to me. Must be a red flag to them for some reason. In our state we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,104
Posted By Great Beginnings
I would just donate or toss them. By now I doubt...

I would just donate or toss them. By now I doubt she is coming for them. When you evict someone from your home you only need to hold onto their stuff for 30 days. That could vary by state though. And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,552
Posted By Great Beginnings
Ugh, some people! I thought I had bad parents but...

Ugh, some people! I thought I had bad parents but I guess my year hasn't been that terible after all. :(

Good luck with her :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,797
Posted By Great Beginnings
Lol! The dad only asked the boy if he had...

Lol! The dad only asked the boy if he had something to say and the boy said no. He told him to go get in the car and told me to have a good night. No hint of embarassment for his child's behavior and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,142
Posted By Great Beginnings
I was only 3-4 weeks before we told family. We...

I was only 3-4 weeks before we told family. We agreed to wait 12 weeks before telling friends but DH couldn't keep his mouth shut and they ending up knowing about 8 weeks :rolleyes:

I think I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,142
Posted By Great Beginnings
I told mine right away because I figured it would...

I told mine right away because I figured it would be easier to do interviews and replace them the earlier I was vs interviewing families at 6 months. I lost 2 families. One family had the audacity to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,797
Posted By Great Beginnings
Ugh Parents

I have this 6 year old boy. Constantly a problem with acting out and being mouthy but unfortunately I need the money and being 6 months pregnant, it's not easy to replace kids. :(

Anyway yesterday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,489
Posted By Great Beginnings
I think it comes to integrity on the providers...

I think it comes to integrity on the providers part. My contract used to state a rate change after 2 years of age. I would approach the parents a month before to let them know exactly what pay week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,769
Posted By Great Beginnings
That's how I used to do it. With this current...

That's how I used to do it. With this current group of kids though the second I left the room they started throwing toys from one end to the next and fooling around. It took over half an hour to pick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,769
Posted By Great Beginnings
Unfortunately I'm in NY and there haven't been...

Unfortunately I'm in NY and there haven't been many days over 20 here so outside has been very limited. With reading and coloring activities how long do you make them do those for? I can get maybe 10...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,769
Posted By Great Beginnings
It's been terible. These kids spend more time in...

It's been terible. These kids spend more time in timout then they do free play. I can't even leave to go make lunch without them running and then I hear crying and screaming because someone ran into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,999
Posted By Great Beginnings
This is how I would handle it. Especially if I...

This is how I would handle it. Especially if I was being tempted by the money lol!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,591
Posted By Great Beginnings
Yes, limited screen time is coming. I know it...

Yes, limited screen time is coming. I know it specifically states TV but I don't remember what it says about outside systems being carried in. I'll have to print it out for mom lol!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,591
Posted By Great Beginnings
I placed an ad looking for new clients today so I...

I placed an ad looking for new clients today so I can term. Not sure what the issue is. I've had this famiy for 2 years with out a single problem! But if my experience tells me anything it's that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,591
Posted By Great Beginnings
So it gets worse!! So mom felt so bad for...

So it gets worse!!

So mom felt so bad for the boy that he didn't have his game charged she had dad leave work early and pick him up at noon so he could go home and relax! Sad thing was, he was on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,591
Posted By Great Beginnings
Today is a day off btw. They don't bring...

Today is a day off btw. They don't bring electronics or items from home on school days because I will Not be responsible for the items while they are gone at school. I only allow them to bring the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,591
Posted By Great Beginnings
Right!!! And then the mom sat there hugging him...

Right!!! And then the mom sat there hugging him and rubbing his back saying it's not fair! :mad:

What's not fair?? Your child, among others, disregarded not only my rules but the safety of an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,591
Posted By Great Beginnings
Rules About Using Your Electrical Outlets?

Just curious what your rules are about allowing children to charge things in your home?

On days off I used to allow school agers to use my outlets to charge their games. However, all summer long I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,899
Posted By Great Beginnings
Probably the only thing you could do was charge...

Probably the only thing you could do was charge them on the latest possible pick up time. Otherwise you will be changing and calculating rates all week. Your more likely to get frustrated, annoy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,155
Posted By Great Beginnings
Exactly!! I could honestly care less about the...

Exactly!! I could honestly care less about the money after 5pm. It is about respect and the benefits of owning my own business!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,139
Posted By Great Beginnings
It's so sad but I think I've heard that from all...

It's so sad but I think I've heard that from all but one of my parents. One family, Just the one family sadly, are traditional just like me. They are the boss and parents first and not friends lol,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,562
Posted By Great Beginnings
I don't mention it's for a rate increase. I say...

I don't mention it's for a rate increase. I say I'm changing some policies and here is the notice and all the details. Feel free to email me or set up a time to chat with any questions after you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,394
Posted By Great Beginnings
I tell them a little about myself and family. How...

I tell them a little about myself and family. How my day runs. Ask about their family and invite them for a formal interview.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,155
Posted By Great Beginnings
Sorry for the late response, crazy day yesterday!...

Sorry for the late response, crazy day yesterday! I did say well I'm closed at 5 and I didn't think you cared enough about me to know my evening plans and chuckled. I was a little shocked so it came...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,155
Posted By Great Beginnings
Oh, You Never Told Me You Had Anywhere To Be... Ugh!!

Ugh! So I had dinner plans. Not too important but after a 12 hour day with kids I want to be out the door and done with them right on the 12 hour mark! I text a parent who is 10 minutes late. You...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,462
Posted By Great Beginnings
OMG! I could have written this myself! I...

OMG! I could have written this myself!

I started daycare 7 years ago, also as a single mother. I was a social worker for the county lol! I specialized in drug and alcohol counseling. I absolutely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,511
Posted By Great Beginnings
My best friend is a provider in another town. We...

My best friend is a provider in another town. We talk, complain and rant every morning as kids are arriving lol! It makes it so nice to have someone to bounce off things and laugh at crazy parents....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,372
Posted By Great Beginnings
Yep, this is what I do as well. Sometimes I...

Yep, this is what I do as well. Sometimes I wonder if it seems rude but then I laugh and don't really care because I have my own family and life and they need to understand that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,970
Posted By Great Beginnings
I think at 10 she knows what she is doing wrong....

I think at 10 she knows what she is doing wrong. I would let her know you don't appreciate her lies and how that has hurt your feelings and made you look bad. I would even let her know that you don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,396
Posted By Great Beginnings
Why do they have a daycare and a nanny? Are they...

Why do they have a daycare and a nanny? Are they just drop in care for you?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,357
Posted By Great Beginnings
I think ultimately you just need to tell mom that...

I think ultimately you just need to tell mom that your daycare isn't a right fit for the family as your not equipt to handle his issues.

There really is a medical condition where children can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,943
Posted By Great Beginnings
I've only seen these at camping stores. I thought...

I've only seen these at camping stores. I thought about getting one for our baby since he/she is due in June for camping only. I don't think I would recommend using it for daycare use. Although how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,185
Posted By Great Beginnings
I just say I'm sorry everyone has to have a quiet...

I just say I'm sorry everyone has to have a quiet time. I don't have enough room and supervision to have a play area and a nap area. He/she must sit on their mat quietly and if they happen to fall...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,118
Posted By Great Beginnings
Isn't it exciting!! I found out I was pregnant a...

Isn't it exciting!! I found out I was pregnant a couple of months ago and DH and I decided that I would do school age only. Summers will be a little tough but I am so looking forward to September! I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,124
Posted By Great Beginnings
Congrats! What's your due date? I'm due in June...

Congrats! What's your due date? I'm due in June happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,591
Posted By Great Beginnings
I personally think closing time is closing time....

I personally think closing time is closing time. I expect parents to leave early if they know they may have a longer travel time. If I left my house but took longer to get to a store, they aren't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,923
Posted By Great Beginnings
I honestly don't know what goes through some...

I honestly don't know what goes through some parent's minds! I have parents that are really good responsible parents, or so I thought.

We are in a state of emergency as well. Yesterday a parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,985
Posted By Great Beginnings
I have one mom that repeatedly tries to drop off...

I have one mom that repeatedly tries to drop off on unscheduled days and holidays. I have just gotten to the point where I lock my doors, put my phone on silent and turn on a fan in the corner so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,502
Posted By Great Beginnings
I can send you a copy of my contracts if you want...

I can send you a copy of my contracts if you want to message me your email. I used to do drop in care and was flexible but hard times called for some changes. I even have a contract change form...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,736
Posted By Great Beginnings
If she's providing backup care and you are all...

If she's providing backup care and you are all state approved I'm not understanding the concern over her having so many appointments? If she has something medical going on I think thats terible to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,052
Posted By Great Beginnings
I agree. I am a fan of the CIO method. I know...

I agree. I am a fan of the CIO method. I know it's hard to listen to a baby cry but honestly no one is doing him favors by picking him up and coddling him. He is learning no valuable life skills...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,791
Posted By Great Beginnings
January 1st– New Year’s Day April 18th-...

January 1st– New Year’s Day

April 18th- Good Friday

May 26th– Memorial Day

June 2nd - June 6th Vacation week

July 4th– Independence Day
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,919
Posted By Great Beginnings
Same here! Next year I am taking Christmas Eve...

Same here! Next year I am taking Christmas Eve thru the day after off! I'm done being considerate!

Today, Christmas Eve I tell parents if they have to work to let me know. One mom, a nurse said...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,919
Posted By Great Beginnings
Ugh!!! Same thing here! I got up at 6:30...

Ugh!!! Same thing here! I got up at 6:30 expecting 6 kids. About 8 I got a text saying sorry we are running late and that was the only kid that showed up today! I would have taken off had I known I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,309
Posted By Great Beginnings
Yep, better safe than sorry!

Yep, better safe than sorry!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
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Views: 2,649
Posted By Great Beginnings
I have one of those families too. Kids are 4 and...

I have one of those families too. Kids are 4 and 1 and they are here from 7am/8am until 6pm :( Mom is off at least one day during the week and they are still the last picked up. The 4 year old is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,432
Posted By Great Beginnings
As long as you keep your deductions in order and...

As long as you keep your deductions in order and make sure to claim all you can you should be fine. I usually make about 35-40k per year and I still get back a few thousand dollars each year after I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,558
Posted By Great Beginnings
I've never heard anything about the cold air but...

I've never heard anything about the cold air but I have heard that if you put them in direct sunlight that will kill the germs. Not sure if it has to be warm also, or just the sunlight will do it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,958
Posted By Great Beginnings
If you close at 5:30 than anything late means...

If you close at 5:30 than anything late means starting at 5:31 in my opinion. If your willing to stay open later I would change the contract and let them know since you are consistantly accomodating...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,219
Posted By Great Beginnings
I actually think more parents would think it was...

I actually think more parents would think it was a benefit. I started doing daycare only because I couldn't find a home daycare near me that I felt comfortable leaving my son with. I would go to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,122
Posted By Great Beginnings
If it's 13 years old it wasn't far from needing...

If it's 13 years old it wasn't far from needing to be replaced anyway. I don't think it's right to have them pay for a entire new door if it can be fixed and insurance can pay for it. It seems like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,499
Posted By Great Beginnings
NO WAY!! lol! I used to but I found myself...

NO WAY!! lol!

I used to but I found myself buying new furniture every year or every other year because they would jump on them and the backs would break or the bottom or they started to smell like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,509
Posted By Great Beginnings
OMG! That is exactly what she told me when I told...

OMG! That is exactly what she told me when I told her about the risk! I thought she was full of it :o The baby is only 7 weeks old but apparently has reflux and that's what she said the Dr...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,078
Posted By Great Beginnings
No refund. You probably feel guilty but I bet...

No refund. You probably feel guilty but I bet anything they just couldn't find a nanny so settled for home daycare. Then after starting they were able to find a nanny. Based on how the homelife...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,696
Posted By Great Beginnings
I am a huge fan of gates! I have one blocking my...

I am a huge fan of gates! I have one blocking my playroom from Livingroom so if I need to look something up, make a phone call etc. I also have a gate from my livingroom to my kitchen so they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,509
Posted By Great Beginnings
I'm thinking I offended her because I have not...

I'm thinking I offended her because I have not heard back from her yet. I told her I wasn't critisizing just wanted her to be aware of some of the things I wasn't when I was a first time mommy. It's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,564
Posted By Great Beginnings
I'm very fortunate that I live in a small town in...

I'm very fortunate that I live in a small town in which I grew up in. Everyone that calls I know from around town and those new to town it doesn't take much to find out about lol!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,507
Posted By Great Beginnings
I have come to learn that it bothers me because I...

I have come to learn that it bothers me because I am a bit jealous. I am responsible and always open for my families regardless of if I feel like it. Now I wouldn't take a day or two every single...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,509
Posted By Great Beginnings
Some of the articles I have read said that you...

Some of the articles I have read said that you should stop every 1 to 2 hours and wake the baby up for a bit and then you can resume on your way. Sounds like it would be a pain but I would plan on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,509
Posted By Great Beginnings
OMG, how sad :( I'm sure it will make a good...

OMG, how sad :(
I'm sure it will make a good resource though, thank you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,196
Posted By Great Beginnings
Yes. Funny how I left that part out but you guys...

Yes. Funny how I left that part out but you guys knew lol! I don't care for her clothes. She's a housekeeper and very homely but her nails are done, has the new 5c Iphone, last time she couldn't pay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,509
Posted By Great Beginnings
Wonderful! Thank you! I already sent some of the...

Wonderful! Thank you! I already sent some of the other articles you posted.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,196
Posted By Great Beginnings
I am just happy I got paid at least. Since...

I am just happy I got paid at least.

Since I took it and didn't say anything, I will cash it this once but I will nicely let her know that in the future she is going to have to cash it before she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,404
Posted By Great Beginnings
If you feel it's just a cold and they were trying...

If you feel it's just a cold and they were trying to help with his runny nose then I would let it go. Especially if he's acting fine. Some providers exclude for just a runny nose but between common...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,509
Posted By Great Beginnings
Thank you for the links. I tried to google but...

Thank you for the links. I tried to google but only found forum info and not actual studies. I'll look those over and hopefully find one I can forward to her!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,446
Posted By Great Beginnings
I would have been more upset by the nerve of her...

I would have been more upset by the nerve of her asking why I couldn't! I would have had to say it's not of importance since it's outside of scheduled daycare hours.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,056
Posted By Great Beginnings
$50 stupidity fee for every time you try to make...

$50 stupidity fee for every time you try to make an excuse for "little Johnny's" behavior.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,509
Posted By Great Beginnings
Infants Sleeping In Car Seat Carriers

I saw the recent post about NYS daycare changes. I saw one that said infants can not sleep in carriers because of risk of aphixiation. I believe it and it makes since to me but does anyone know of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,196
Posted By Great Beginnings
I just got paid with...

A lottory ticket. :confused: Yep, a parent was behind $25 on her bill and I told her I needed payment. She went out to her car and brought in a scratch off that she had won $25 with. I was in such...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,830
Posted By Great Beginnings
I originally thought this as well which is why I...

I originally thought this as well which is why I tried to curve the attitude and be patient. Lying and bullying though is crossing the line. She might as well be an only child. She has a older...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,335
Posted By Great Beginnings
Yes!! I am from NY but I was raised this way! I...

Yes!! I am from NY but I was raised this way! I can not believe the amount of people you have to ask to remove their shoes!! It's so rude and disgusting. Just imagine all the germs, gum and poop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,830
Posted By Great Beginnings
I forgot to mention. Maybe this is normal, I have...

I forgot to mention. Maybe this is normal, I have never seen it in the 8 years I've done daycare but when no one is around or only a few children, this girl will walk around the playroom talking to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,830
Posted By Great Beginnings
Little Bully Playing The Victim

I am so angry with this dcg. She is 10 years old and just not a very nice child in general. She thinks she's an adult and refuses to play with children her own age and will only play with the babies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,919
Posted By Great Beginnings
Lol!! That is too funny and such a great idea!!...

Lol!! That is too funny and such a great idea!! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,351
Posted By Great Beginnings
I personally feel it's the families decision on...

I personally feel it's the families decision on how they handle discipline. If they feel the child needed a spanking and choose to use a belt, as long as it's not leaving marks then most states...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,853
Posted By Great Beginnings
OMG! Such audacity :lol: I would have...

OMG! Such audacity :lol:

I would have probably said. "Ya, we'll get right on that" and laugh like she was telling a joke!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,919
Posted By Great Beginnings
Gifts Problem Families/Children

So I see that a lot of you give out gifts as the children are heading out the door. And there are always those kids that take the week off from work so you don't have their children.

My question...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,602
Posted By Great Beginnings
So sad :(

So sad :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,565
Posted By Great Beginnings
Yes, I got the same exact one! I did't bother to...

Yes, I got the same exact one! I did't bother to respond.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,771
Posted By Great Beginnings
I have learned to HATE puzzles for this reason! I...

I have learned to HATE puzzles for this reason! I keep them up high on a shelf and only get them down when the school agers are here to use them. Otherwise I have missing pieces, some down my vents,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,347
Posted By Great Beginnings
I think I would encourage free play more often....

I think I would encourage free play more often. It sounds like she's being coddled and can't entertain herself which can lead to an entire mess of problems in the future.

I agree with Blackcat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 02:19 PM
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Posted By Great Beginnings
Oh, you poor thing :rolleyes: I really feel for...

Oh, you poor thing :rolleyes: I really feel for you! :lol::lol:

Lol jk! For Summer, I have kids sit in the shade until the parents come and that is usually enough for the parents to remember.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 08:55 AM
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Views: 2,208
Posted By Great Beginnings
It's not that I want to go outside. They are here...

It's not that I want to go outside. They are here from 7am to 8am and that's too early. The retired neighbors get annoyed with the noise lol! It's just irresponsible to dress your child in such cold...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,533
Posted By Great Beginnings
This would have been my first call since the talk...

This would have been my first call since the talk with mom obviously didn't work. Unbelievably rude!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,952
Posted By Great Beginnings
Lol I always use Therefore, and However ;)

Lol I always use Therefore, and However ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,952
Posted By Great Beginnings
Thank you! Sounds much better than my scatter...

Thank you! Sounds much better than my scatter brained ramblings lol!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-10-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,707
Posted By Great Beginnings
Speaking from experience don't allow them to pay...

Speaking from experience don't allow them to pay separate. Too many issues arise and then you end up without getting paid, wanting to term and mom arguing you can't term and it's not her fault dad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,952
Posted By Great Beginnings
Formal Letter to Parents

I keep going back and forth on my letters to parents regarding my maternity leave in June. I am due June 4th, a Wednesday. I am taking that entire week off which leaves me Saturday -Tuesday to have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,898
Posted By Great Beginnings
Wow, and now the accidents! Poor child. Time for...

Wow, and now the accidents! Poor child. Time for the school officials to get involved. Start with the principal and move up to the superintendents (sp?) office if needed :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,771
Posted By Great Beginnings
Same here!

Same here!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,208
Posted By Great Beginnings
No Socks, Hats Or Boots Ugh!

This one family drives me crazy! I watch them for just an hour in the morning from 7am until 8am when the roommate picks them up. They are 4 and 7 years old and constantly come with no socks, hats or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,120
Posted By Great Beginnings
I get being tight on money, we have all probably...

I get being tight on money, we have all probably been there at one point. But honestly I buy my flea treatment at Dollar General lol! It seriously cost like $3 and they even have shampoo as well. If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,322
Posted By Great Beginnings
If she's breastfed she may not have a full enough...

If she's breastfed she may not have a full enough tummy.

Also, could there be a draft in the room or could it be warmer than she's used to?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,795
Posted By Great Beginnings
I think it's absurd that we have to tell parents...

I think it's absurd that we have to tell parents to keep their sick child home to begin with! All growing up whenever I was sick I was home in my own bed (occationally my mom's bed for extra comfort...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,260
Posted By Great Beginnings
Do you have a supportive mother or sister who...

Do you have a supportive mother or sister who could just call parents and say everything is fine, you'll be back to work on Monday but tomorrow you are closed as you are dealing with an illness in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,736
Posted By Great Beginnings
So Santa gives all gifts but mom and dad will...

So Santa gives all gifts but mom and dad will give a gift?

What about if you said some mom's and dad's can't afford to leave a special gift like we do so we give these gifts to help out parents....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,577
Posted By Great Beginnings
It's been awhile since I had a subsidy parent but...

It's been awhile since I had a subsidy parent but the last one I had they would not pay for days off. I had to bill the parents to pay cash directly for those days.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,073
Posted By Great Beginnings
How is your contract worded? Mine specifically...

How is your contract worded? Mine specifically states that you pay for the spot not the hours and pay is required regardless if they are in care or not. I have a family taking off a week during the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 16,226
Posted By Great Beginnings
My heart breaks for you :( I have a friend...

My heart breaks for you :(

I have a friend whose husband is a sex addict as they refer to it. They have been married 8 years and have 2 children. She thought everything was perfect and then found...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 20,414
Posted By Great Beginnings
Best Gift I ever got was actually not a Christmas...

Best Gift I ever got was actually not a Christmas gift. It was a wedding gift. This family had just started with me a month before my wedding so they were not invited as things were already paid and...
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