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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,177
Posted By KEG123
I dread the day this happens. Right now I have no...

I dread the day this happens. Right now I have no kids in daycare, but hope to have that remedied by the school year. I am a single mom, and my only family member in town is my grandpa who is 87...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,676
Posted By KEG123
School Agers For The Summer- What Do They Like To Do?

So my own son is 5, and he is basically the oldest I've ever had in care. This summer I'll be having a 6 and an 8 year old. I plan to ask them what sort of things they like to do, to get some ideas,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,154
Posted By KEG123
And so since I have the interviews wed, thurs and...

And so since I have the interviews wed, thurs and fri, how long would be a good timeframe to give them? A week? A few days?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,154
Posted By KEG123
So assuming the FT family's interview goes well,...

So assuming the FT family's interview goes well, what should I tell them? Should I tell them to let ME know if they'd like the spot? Like, "Please call before Monday the xyz date if you'd like the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,154
Posted By KEG123
I agree on all the points above, which is why I...

I agree on all the points above, which is why I have scheduled the other interviews anyways. Because, like you said, what if the full time family is just horrible?! Anyways, it seems like my thoughts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,154
Posted By KEG123
How to End The Interview?

So this never happens, but I have 3 interviews this week. Normally I fill up slowly. But I will have to only take 1 or 2 of these families based on the ages.

Family 1 will be part time 3 days a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,692
Posted By KEG123
Currently, it's a perfect mix. My son and...

Currently, it's a perfect mix. My son and daughter. And a brother/sister.

In the past, I've generally had a higher number of boys. While I was pregnant with my daughter, I had 3 boys and 1 girl....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,502
Posted By KEG123
Just be honest. That you've been dating for a...

Just be honest. That you've been dating for a while and it's going well. That in order to have anyone move in, they have to be background checked so they can rest assured. Offer to have them meet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,534
Posted By KEG123
Well, here is the e-mail I just wrote to them.. ...

Well, here is the e-mail I just wrote to them..

Hi guys. Just to let you know again that I have not yet received your check. As a reminder, you both signed a contract stating you read and agree...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,534
Posted By KEG123
And has anyone ever gone to small claims? I'm...

And has anyone ever gone to small claims? I'm assuming I'd win because she signed the contract and also gave me verbal and written confirmation that she'd pay the remaining $81. Does it cost to file?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,534
Posted By KEG123
Anyone?? I wanted to put something in the...

Anyone?? I wanted to put something in the mail/email today but am unsure how to word it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,534
Posted By KEG123
2 Week Notice/Payment

So a few weeks ago a family stated they were accepted into a preschool they'd been on a wait list for. They were putting in 2 weeks notice, but wouldn't be sending their son the 2 weeks. In the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,355
Posted By KEG123
Oh and if you offer strictly organic food,...

Oh and if you offer strictly organic food, advertise it! Put it on a flyer and hang it at the all natural/organic grocery stores! I had a friend who was all organic and she was always full because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,355
Posted By KEG123
I've had it go either way. One time I filled the...

I've had it go either way. One time I filled the spot before the last child even left. When I first opened it took 5 months to get my first 2 families in! Right now, I've been advertising since a bit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,927
Posted By KEG123
Singing works wonders. Or you can give them a toy...

Singing works wonders. Or you can give them a toy to play with (especially if it's something they never get to play with otherwise, like your car keys or a pen or a remote control, cell phone, etc)
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-24-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,279
Posted By KEG123
Thank you SO much Tom!

Thank you SO much Tom!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,492
Posted By KEG123
Nope. In my contract it states two weeks notice...

Nope. In my contract it states two weeks notice must be given and paid for, regardless of days attended.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,323
Posted By KEG123
Luckily we have a front porch/sunroom/mudroom...

Luckily we have a front porch/sunroom/mudroom type thing. We just go out there for a few seconds. (which is what licensing told me to do...)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By KEG123
If she vomited at say 6pm at home, then she don't...

If she vomited at say 6pm at home, then she don't come back the next day. If she vomits at any time that day, they don't come the next. They need to be vomit/fever free for 24 full hours. I know it...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-24-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,279
Posted By KEG123
Nevermind I found it. Is it true that I could...

Nevermind I found it. Is it true that I could realistically file sooner if I don't submit form 4562? Or do I *have* to submit the form? How much am I really missing out by not submitting it?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-24-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,279
Posted By KEG123
Can you link me to the article?

Can you link me to the article?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-24-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,279
Posted By KEG123
Submitting Taxes- Form 4562

So I finished doing my taxes and am ready to submit, but I just got an error for form 4562 says this...

5001 - After the IRS updates forms and completes programming and testing its processing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,927
Posted By KEG123
Nope. They're not my friends, so they don't go on...

Nope. They're not my friends, so they don't go on my FB. Only one of my old dcm's I became friends with after they left. They were here for about a year and she was honestly the type of person I'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,737
Posted By KEG123
Well I am licensed from 6-6. I've never had...

Well I am licensed from 6-6. I've never had anyone here that early. The earliest was 6:50. And they obviously aren't here anymore. My other 2 families were 7:15 and 7:45. I do think that if anyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,737
Posted By KEG123
Extended Business Hours?

So right now I'm licensed from 6am-6pm. As I've talked about in my other posts, I'm having a hard time filling my spots, and I DESPERATELY need to fill them. I am empty and have been for going on 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By KEG123
Well I thought she would have called already, and...

Well I thought she would have called already, and she's not answering when I call... soooo.. I guess my hope is waning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By KEG123
So miraculously I got an email last night for...

So miraculously I got an email last night for someone looking to start asap, like Monday. Normally I'm closed Monday for President's Day, but if it seems like I good fit, I'll enroll. Afterall, I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By KEG123
Oh I'm not taking it personally at ALL. It's just...

Oh I'm not taking it personally at ALL. It's just HORRIBLE timing. Like, I can't rely on xdbf for child support because he didn't work (part of the reason I left) and actually has warrants now for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By KEG123
Went From Bad To Worse...

So I posted about me and ex-dbf splitting up, I moved out, brought the daycare with me of course. Well after about 2 weeks living here, one daycare girl puts in her notice, going to preschool. I...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-08-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,208
Posted By KEG123
Definitely not true. If that was true, I would...

Definitely not true. If that was true, I would have been audited last year, but I was not.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-08-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,175
Posted By KEG123
Oh and for the depretiation would I fill that in...

Oh and for the depretiation would I fill that in on form 4562?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-08-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,175
Posted By KEG123
Thanks Tom! As for the van, even though the...

Thanks Tom!

As for the van, even though the main reason I purchased a van is because I needed to take the daycare kids with when I dropped my son off at school? Not doubting you obviously, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,960
Posted By KEG123
Mine is the dining room and living room of my...

Mine is the dining room and living room of my small house. Mostly the dining room, though. One day soon I'll need to measure. I'm not sure exactly how many SQ feet. Just moved locations though,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,116
Posted By KEG123
I would let her come. All clients have a trial...

I would let her come. All clients have a trial period so I wouldn't worry about that. But to me, it shows real maturity to me for someone to apologize like that. I'd actually try to get her to spill...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-07-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,175
Posted By KEG123
2 Questions- Depreciation And Buying A Vehicle In 2012

So my first question is about depreciation. In December I bought a new (to me) washer/dryer off CL for $400. I also bought a new (to me) couch off CL for $100. When I enter it into Minute Menu it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By KEG123
Child present, AFTER hours. No matter if it was...

Child present, AFTER hours. No matter if it was during nap or not, AFTER HOURS INTERVIEWS ONLY!! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,475
Posted By KEG123
SEND SOME MY WAY! I'm freaking out because I...

SEND SOME MY WAY! I'm freaking out because I haven't gotten any calls and my one little girl's last day is today :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,912
Posted By KEG123
And as HORRIBLE as this sounds, I had a chat with...

And as HORRIBLE as this sounds, I had a chat with the little girl one day and said "Hey, listen here! You keep that up and I'll sit you in time out when you act like that!" (She was 3 and SO smart.)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,912
Posted By KEG123
Have him completely ready at pickup and just hand...

Have him completely ready at pickup and just hand him over. Don't give him the chance to run around acting crazy. The only kids I ever had who acted like that were ones whose parents liked to stay at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,625
Posted By KEG123
I've also applied for that program, or one...

I've also applied for that program, or one similar. They say it could take up to 40 days for the account to be credited. Every little bit helps. Thanks for the ideas. It's just, rent is 650 a month...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,625
Posted By KEG123
I do get wic also, which does help, for food....

I do get wic also, which does help, for food. Food we're fine on because of the food stamps... but the cash is going to be my problem until I find a children to fill my open spots.

As for calling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,625
Posted By KEG123
Unemployment?

I'm guessing no, but can daycare providers get unemployment? As I've stated elsewhere on the site, I have 2 daycare kids an 1 has her last day friday. I JUST split with the ex and moved out so money...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-29-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,828
Posted By KEG123
What I've been trying to do is just offer a sign...

What I've been trying to do is just offer a sign on bonus type thing. I know some ladies have thought not to do it, but I really really need income to start coming in. I only care for 2 kids right...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,277
Posted By KEG123
I run! Make sure they are distracted with...

I run! Make sure they are distracted with coloring, or whatever. Then go fast!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,828
Posted By KEG123
Wear coats to the car, take off, strap in, put...

Wear coats to the car, take off, strap in, put blanket over top of child as a blanket. Mom needs to go to goodwill (or wherever) and get a cheap coat to keep at your house.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,270
Posted By KEG123
I haven't needed to, but I would for sure. <3

I haven't needed to, but I would for sure. <3
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By KEG123
I'd charge at least $5 per hour for a...

I'd charge at least $5 per hour for a before/afterschool child.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By KEG123
Yeah I definitely do not have 3-4 weeks. :( Like,...

Yeah I definitely do not have 3-4 weeks. :( Like, I need to fill this spot in the next 2 weeks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By KEG123
Advertising...

Anyone ever put an ad in the paper? I'm debating on calling and asking about price to list my daycare. What would be a good, eye catching ad?

Also, what other outlets have you had luck with? I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,720
Posted By KEG123
I am literally unable to shovel, like ever. I am...

I am literally unable to shovel, like ever. I am a single mom with 2 small children (14m and 4 years) and the little one screams her head off when I go to the basement to do laundry, let alone go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,802
Posted By KEG123
Don't worry Cheerful, I wouldn't have done that.

Don't worry Cheerful, I wouldn't have done that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,802
Posted By KEG123
I guess you're right. People choose daycare for...

I guess you're right. People choose daycare for reasons I may not understand at first. My main room has some toys and some "home" like stuff. Then my second room is the main daycare room with a small...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,802
Posted By KEG123
Great advice. I'll probably wait until after the...

Great advice. I'll probably wait until after the holidays to call her. Things are so busy around here, if you've all read, with the splitting and the moving.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,802
Posted By KEG123
I was thinking that for sure. Her phone number is...

I was thinking that for sure. Her phone number is on the outside of her house. LOL I was thinking to call and introduce myself and tell her if she's full to give people my number. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,802
Posted By KEG123
Daycare Providers As Neighbors?

So this is a bit funny to me. I lived in my last house, where I opened my daycare, for about 3 years. When we moved in I had no idea that my next door neighbor did daycare also. There were lots of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,310
Posted By KEG123
That's hard. I have one very similar to #1 and...

That's hard. I have one very similar to #1 and while I like it, it does break all the time. Any chance of selling both and getting another more visually appealing (to us adults) but more durable like...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 12-26-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,875
Posted By KEG123
OOOoh and it's purple too! Double plus! hahaha

OOOoh and it's purple too! Double plus! hahaha
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,575
Posted By KEG123
Yes, I do too. I have 2 children of my own, and...

Yes, I do too. I have 2 children of my own, and in the past have only cared for an additional 2-3 children.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 12-26-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,875
Posted By KEG123
I thought you were posting a link to the waffle...

I thought you were posting a link to the waffle stick maker! I'd like to see that! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,988
Posted By KEG123
I don't mean to be argumentative. I just think,...

I don't mean to be argumentative. I just think, as a parent of a 14 month old with hair in her eyes, this thread seems silly. There are way worse things to get our panties in a bunch about than long...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,988
Posted By KEG123
LOL @ a 1 year old "knowing better" to take out...

LOL @ a 1 year old "knowing better" to take out their hair clips. Try talking to my 14 month old. I can occasionally get her to keep something in for an hour tops. And I've seen many contradictions...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-25-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,988
Posted By KEG123
How do you expect parents to get their childs...

How do you expect parents to get their childs hair long then? Or do you think both boys and girls should have pixie cuts?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-25-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,988
Posted By KEG123
I guess I'm in the minority because I think,...

I guess I'm in the minority because I think, while you're entitled to your opinion, I think this post comes off kinda rude. What if they want to grow his hair out? My dd is 14 months and her hair is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,961
Posted By KEG123
I only gift to the kids. >$10. This year it is...

I only gift to the kids. >$10. This year it is wooden stamps! I know they'll love them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,436
Posted By KEG123
One of my pet peeves! When they put their feet on...

One of my pet peeves! When they put their feet on my toys. Books, cars, anything that is not meant to be stepped on!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,473
Posted By KEG123
I'm 25 right now and I've been open for going on...

I'm 25 right now and I've been open for going on 2 years.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-03-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,161
Posted By KEG123
LOVE halloween here. My absolute favorite. We...

LOVE halloween here. My absolute favorite. We might do something small, not sure yet.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,502
Posted By KEG123
I'd avoid any gender identification at all. No...

I'd avoid any gender identification at all. No he/she at all. Name only. It may be hard, but it would be best.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,291
Posted By KEG123
Are there any other "red flags" so to speak? My...

Are there any other "red flags" so to speak? My son is the same way, and though he hasn't been evaluated for it, I'm wondering if he's "on the spectrum."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,119
Posted By KEG123
It took me nearly 3 months to get my first...

It took me nearly 3 months to get my first enrollments. It will happen sooner or later.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,756
Posted By KEG123
Depends on the weather! In the summer it is...

Depends on the weather! In the summer it is generally after breakfast until snack time (before it gets too hot). So like, 8:30/9-10. My dd (10m) takes a nap from 10-11, then I cook lunch from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,736
Posted By KEG123
My doors are kept locked, so they have to knock....

My doors are kept locked, so they have to knock. Even though this is daycare, it is still my home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,598
Posted By KEG123
awesome!!!

awesome!!!
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-31-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,406
Posted By KEG123
Hazard plan... isn't that the one basically where...

Hazard plan... isn't that the one basically where you go through your house and find all the little things you corrected to make things safer? For example, "All toxic chemicals are located in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,448
Posted By KEG123
I didn't read all the comments, but how do we...

I didn't read all the comments, but how do we know it's not her paycheck direct deposited into mom's checking account, which therefor is used on her debit card?? Seems a bit rude of your to assume...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,717
Posted By KEG123
I have to sadly agree. The way he was holding his...

I have to sadly agree. The way he was holding his arms out kinda like.. "What" Kwim??? :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,553
Posted By KEG123
My first family left today. It was bittersweet. I...

My first family left today. It was bittersweet. I didn't do anything special, though I was going to make a photo booklet. There is still time. Me and the mama are gonna hang out with out kids...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 07-27-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,303
Posted By KEG123
Plain and simple, I'd schedule the appointment...

Plain and simple, I'd schedule the appointment for either early in the day or late in the day and have the parents pick up early.drop off late. You deserve a couple hours of every once in a while,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,726
Posted By KEG123
Really? 420 friendly? Sign me up! :lol:

Really? 420 friendly? Sign me up! :lol:
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-27-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,827
Posted By KEG123
I have an ergo and love it too! But that being...

I have an ergo and love it too! But that being said, I'm planning on getting a Boba because I found one for I think 70+shipping.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,676
Posted By KEG123
Wow. Crazy much?

Wow. Crazy much?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,268
Posted By KEG123
I'd have them pay full time care even when the...

I'd have them pay full time care even when the boy is part time. As for the baby, I'd make them pay 1/2 weekly rate for the 6 months he isn't there. Then, if you are interested in filling the baby's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,611
Posted By KEG123
And so, since I only take 1 under 1, if I was you...

And so, since I only take 1 under 1, if I was you I'd be letting go some of the littles.

And I just noticed you're in IL too. Where abouts? And seeing as how we have the same state licensing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,611
Posted By KEG123
And here, family or not, all children (even if...

And here, family or not, all children (even if they are at school) are counted into the ratio.

Are you licensed?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,611
Posted By KEG123
I was thinking that too. I can have something...

I was thinking that too. I can have something like 5 under 5 with only 2 being under 2. (or something like that, I only check when I'm enrolling) and personally will only take 1 child under 1.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,129
Posted By KEG123
I give it out as well. I feel that if I'm priced...

I give it out as well. I feel that if I'm priced too high for them, then it's best to get that out of the way before wasting my time on an interview. Most families know what they are willing to pay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,271
Posted By KEG123
This. I'd have said, "Sorry but we are completely...

This. I'd have said, "Sorry but we are completely OUT of pullups here, and I just cannot have him here without them. Children need to be completely accident free for 2 weeks IN PULLUPS before I will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,848
Posted By KEG123
I've been open since Jan of 2011. Both of my...

I've been open since Jan of 2011. Both of my families started in May 2011 and both are still here 1 year and 1 month later. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,775
Posted By KEG123
How old are these babies?

How old are these babies?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,132
Posted By KEG123
One family has twins and is state paid via the...

One family has twins and is state paid via the full time/daily rate. The other is private pay also full time/daily rate. The state paid family's hours are slightly variable, but generally less hours...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,132
Posted By KEG123
Rate Increases

So the state of Illinois, despite being broke, is increasing their rates for state paid child care providers. 2 of my 3 daycare children are state funded. I know it says somewhere that you cannot...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 06-03-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,005
Posted By KEG123
Loved the books, less than thrilled with the...

Loved the books, less than thrilled with the movie. I mean, it was ok... but not up to my standards.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,076
Posted By KEG123
My son is exactly that way. Well, I opened the...

My son is exactly that way. Well, I opened the daycare when he turned 3 and he just turned 4. He is just a big bully and is super terretorial and possesive over his toys. He does fine when he's not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,536
Posted By KEG123
I can't even figure out the logistics. It makes...

I can't even figure out the logistics. It makes my brain hurt.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,388
Posted By KEG123
Sounds like my daughter. She is breastfed and...

Sounds like my daughter. She is breastfed and wears size 18 month clothing. She was 22 lbs and 27" at 5 months. She is 7 months now so I'm guessing at least 23-24 lbs. :D Love me some chubby babies!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,140
Posted By KEG123
I personally have no problem with extended...

I personally have no problem with extended breastfeeding. My son nursed until he was 2. However, the detached/defiant pose, not to mention the title of the article, rubs me the wrong way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,581
Posted By KEG123
My parents have one hour, but it's primarily to...

My parents have one hour, but it's primarily to allow drive time. I expect them to leave asap. One of my daycare families works 30 minutes away, so the one time I had to call her to pick up early,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,721
Posted By KEG123
I only have two daycare families. Only one of the...

I only have two daycare families. Only one of the familys' mom picked up, and she was beyond elated we did something for mothers day. She kept saying ove and over "Thank you so much! (both to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,198
Posted By KEG123
Poor dcb, but yay for having rule-following...

Poor dcb, but yay for having rule-following parents!
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-14-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,467
Posted By KEG123
This looks yummy!...

This looks yummy! http://weelicious.com/2012/05/02/chicken-caesar-wrap/
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