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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,020
Posted By sunlight
Portfoilo for QRIS

I am now finally thinking about joining Oregon's QRIS. I did get a call from a local rep who I met with etc. What I am more curious about is this Portfolio. I am trying to find examples, samples,...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-04-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,869
Posted By sunlight
I agree with all of the above!! I am a college...

I agree with all of the above!! I am a college educated provider too. About 15 year ago, after my 3rd child was born I decided to stay home and open my own program. I have been in business since...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 962
Posted By sunlight
Sanitarian, Health Dept., Inspections

Does anyone know how to find a private Sanitarian for a home health dept. inspection? I am in the Portland Oregon area and have Googled every which way but can't come up with a few names or nada. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 738
Posted By sunlight
Oregon Required Policies For Certified Home Care

I have a ton of stuff I am looking through for becoming a Certified Home in Oregon. I just want to make sure I have all the correct things "posted", and if I have all my "
policies" in place. If...
Forum: Curriculum 06-13-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,001
Posted By sunlight
Blackcat can you please message me your Pinterest...

Blackcat can you please message me your Pinterest link? I will be joining my State's QRIS here shortly and need help with ideas!!

I would very much appreciate it!!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-15-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,648
Posted By sunlight
Certified Family care in Oregon Rules for Health Dept.

I am going to become a Certified Family provider and have some questions for the Oregon providers. As I am looking through the sample Health Dept. check list. Where could I find a template or...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-15-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,345
Posted By sunlight
Tenderhearts are you by any chance in the...

Tenderhearts are you by any chance in the Milwaukie area?
Forum: Daycare Insurance 03-30-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,196
Posted By sunlight
I am in Oregon and also need Daycare Insurance....

I am in Oregon and also need Daycare Insurance. State Farm will only cover a small number of kiddos. I have checked on this forum and have called around but am finding that many listed numbers even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By sunlight
Looking For An ONLINE ECE Degree Program

Sorry if this post has already been asked!

I am thinking about an online Degree either at the minimum an AA in ECE or even a BS in ECE. Does anyone have an opinion of an online university that is...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-21-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,312
Posted By sunlight
Blackcat sorry to hear your having a "trying"...

Blackcat sorry to hear your having a "trying" day. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you out and make it a better day. Seriously, send me a PM and let me know! I think I speak...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-21-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,312
Posted By sunlight
Blackcat31 thank you for this!! Hope your day...

Blackcat31 thank you for this!!
Hope your day is going great!
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-21-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,312
Posted By sunlight
CN label for Food Program

I am very curious what does the "CN" child nutrition label look like? I know for those on the food program they are requiring this CN label for chicken nuggets and tater tots.

What brands of...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-07-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,309
Posted By sunlight
Just out of curiosity, what is your online...

Just out of curiosity, what is your online business?
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-18-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,620
Posted By sunlight
Chicken, Rice, and Black Bean homemade Burritos...

Chicken, Rice, and Black Bean homemade Burritos are a favorite around here! Once a week I pre-cook chicken, it can be thighs, legs, breasts whatever I have. Then make a pot of long grain rice, a can...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-16-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,454
Posted By sunlight
I too would love an invite to join! Thank...

I too would love an invite to join!

Thank you in advance!
Forum: Curriculum 12-30-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,599
Posted By sunlight
For the most part Early Start does supply...

For the most part Early Start does supply everything you need. Like most pre-packed curriculum out there, it has a monthly theme and daily worksheets to go with that theme. I don't do a 5 day a week...
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 12-29-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,109
Posted By sunlight
You might need to contact your local licensing...

You might need to contact your local licensing division. They would be able to at least tell you what the requirements are for opening before/after care.

I know my local school district can not...
Forum: Curriculum 12-29-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,599
Posted By sunlight
Hi guys hope everyone is having a great day! I...

Hi guys hope everyone is having a great day!
I just went on to the Little Box website and thought it was cool. Until I tried to place an order for 5 kiddos at 3 days a week. The total charge with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,081
Posted By sunlight
Controlled Chaos, your right! Rice, Beans, Peanut...

Controlled Chaos, your right! Rice, Beans, Peanut Butter do keep food costs lower. Plus, the kiddos like it!! We have been making homemade burritos. I have used rice, and beans and even some left...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,081
Posted By sunlight
What software do you all recommend I use to track...

What software do you all recommend I use to track meals? MMK, Kid Care? Or something else?

How would I send it over to my local USDA? Mail, email?

Sorry for the questions just trying to figure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,081
Posted By sunlight
Thank you very much for your replies!! I think I...

Thank you very much for your replies!! I think I will give the FP another try. I hope my area has it online as well. I really like the idea of purchasing pre-packaged curriculum on the "off Month"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,081
Posted By sunlight
Food Program and Raising Rates for the business?

I have a question about increasing income in child care. I have been in business for 15 years now. For the first 5 years I did participate on the food program. It seemed in those years I never was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5,277
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,176
Posted By sunlight
Do any other Providers have Eczema from Daycare?

First I apologize if this is the wrong place to post! I haven't been on this site for a while.

I have been providing childcare for the last 15 years. The last couple of years I started getting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By sunlight
I too am in Oregon. I have been a Registered...

I too am in Oregon. I have been a Registered provider for 15 years and am almost ready to become Certified. Jumping through hoops would be great!! Yes there are certain education requirements, Oregon...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-28-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 64,872
Posted By sunlight
Blackcat well stated! I always have "those"...

Blackcat well stated! I always have "those" certain parents that don't want to pay for a day where I close, they take off etc. I have parents that are bankers and work long hours so their children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By sunlight
Thanks everyone for your ideas! Blackcat I...

Thanks everyone for your ideas! Blackcat I checked into both of those websites. Great ideas!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By sunlight
Beginning Spanish Curriculum

Good morning! I am thinking about adding beginning Spanish to my current curriculum. I think it would be fun! I do speak Spanish but want to find a supplemental monthly pack I can just order and use....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,113
Posted By sunlight
Has Anyone Had Any Luck Refinancing A Mortgage This Year Due To Daycare?

Hi everyone, I'm just curious if anyone has been able to refinance their home mortgage this year due to daycare and all the deductions were able to claim? It seems since 2010 I am constantly running...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 03-03-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,062
Posted By sunlight
Craftymissbeth thank you so much for posting...

Craftymissbeth thank you so much for posting 123learncurriculum! I just checked out the page and LOVE it!! I am curious as to how much per month a provider would spend on paper and ink to print out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,894
Posted By sunlight
OMG! In my beginning child care career I have...

OMG! In my beginning child care career I have dealt with these kinds of parents several times. I think that's one reason I have so much gray hair today!!
I have to honestly agree with Blackcat. You...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,516
Posted By sunlight
It used to really irritate me when parents did...

It used to really irritate me when parents did this when I was first starting out in child care. IT's been 12 years now and I deal with it a bit better. A couple of the kids I care for are absolutely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,293
Posted By sunlight
Some people are just unbelievable! I agree with...

Some people are just unbelievable! I agree with the previous post. SHE would make all the money and you would do most of the work!! I think nursing is a great change. I have developed really chronic...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-06-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,608
Posted By sunlight
I feel that the movie tickets and zoo tickets...

I feel that the movie tickets and zoo tickets were wonderful!! I also think it was super awesome on your part to pay for the days you weren't in care. I only say this because some families...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-06-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,104
Posted By sunlight
For those of you that do provide baby food or...

For those of you that do provide baby food or formula do you raise your rate to cover the extra cost?
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-06-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,104
Posted By sunlight
I have the parents bring formula and jarred food...

I have the parents bring formula and jarred food till age 1 year. Meaning I always keep several jars of baby food on hand incase we run out or the parent forgets to bring. Over the years I have been...
Forum: Curriculum 01-03-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,905
Posted By sunlight
Super curious as to what curriculum you currently...

Super curious as to what curriculum you currently use? I once purchased a full year of a curriculum and really wasn't happy with it. I was able to get a refund and just pay the shipping back on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By sunlight
I'm so so so sorry! Hang in there. Hope it passes...

I'm so so so sorry! Hang in there. Hope it passes super quick.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,886
Posted By sunlight
I can sure tell there are some differences of...

I can sure tell there are some differences of opinions regarding gifts. I actually agree with both sides. At my home daycare it is basically just me. All my families know I have a husband who works...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-19-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,401
Posted By sunlight
I have one kinda like that right now. He is 6...

I have one kinda like that right now. He is 6 months old. Started with me at 3 months old. Cries ALOT!! He does take his bottle and the parents are feeding him jarred food and so am I . Eating isn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,359
Posted By sunlight
Great idea on the playdough for the dough I...

Great idea on the playdough for the dough I wouldn't have thought of it! The salt dough was ez!! Mixed it up rolled it out and did each hand print. 3 hours in the oven then painted over the next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,359
Posted By sunlight
We made these super cute ornaments last week....

We made these super cute ornaments last week. Santa hand print ornaments and cinnamon salt dough ornaments. It took us about 4 days total to get them completely finished. From start to end. I sent...
Forum: Curriculum 12-18-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,161
Posted By sunlight
Smile I have been providing a boxed curriculum for the...

I have been providing a boxed curriculum for the last 5-6 years. When I first started I was using Funshine Express and really liked it. I was charging an extra $25 a month from parents and they had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,199
Posted By sunlight
I once had an infant girl with a UTI. She was...

I once had an infant girl with a UTI. She was having fevers on and off. Parents said it was teething, I called the advice nurse and she told me teething doesn't cause fevers. Only infections cause...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,743
Posted By sunlight
I'm in the Portland Oregon area and I am not...

I'm in the Portland Oregon area and I am not aware of "specific" rules on diapering. I can tell you that as a sanitation rule we are required to wash our hands with warm water and soap. I currently...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,654
Posted By sunlight
After 12 years in child care this will be the...

After 12 years in child care this will be the most days I'm closed for Christmas. I am taking the day after Christmas and that Friday off, and the following Monday and Tuesday. 3 of my family are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By sunlight
I found this poem and thought it was super cute,...

I found this poem and thought it was super cute, short and sweet. Here is a link to several pretty good kids poems, plus this site has many other great ideas.
...
Forum: Curriculum 07-17-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,651
Posted By sunlight
My favorite preschool curriculum is Early Start...

My favorite preschool curriculum is Early Start Fun Learning. It is pre-packaged. In my busy daycare with mixed age groups it just works for me. It is about $45 a month and I buy for two age groups....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,912
Posted By sunlight
I feel for you! This past Spring I had a massive...

I feel for you! This past Spring I had a massive swarm of ANTS in my spotless kitchen!! They were only little black sugar ants but I tell you I was an OCD mess cleaning my kitchen every flippin...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-09-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,753
Posted By sunlight
I love the babies! Out of my 12 years of daycare...

I love the babies! Out of my 12 years of daycare I have only had 2 infants that cried and the moms were the ones that didn't want them sleeping much here. I just started last Monday a little 3 month...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By sunlight
Can I ask, how long you've been in the child care...

Can I ask, how long you've been in the child care business? Just curious:)
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-20-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,258
Posted By sunlight
I honestly don't know any bank/lender that would...

I honestly don't know any bank/lender that would be able to help us. Another big negative my lender told me was not only was my income at a loss but because I worked out of my home, that alone would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,304
Posted By sunlight
In my opinion I really think all children need...

In my opinion I really think all children need some "down' time. I also find that the kids in my care as they become older right around age 4 they are harder and harder to get to nap. And boy as soon...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-14-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,116
Posted By sunlight
I would ask her parents what her doctor and...

I would ask her parents what her doctor and dietician want her to have. Always make sure to have something on hand to bring her blood sugar up incase of a low blood sugar. I would encourage you to...
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 06-14-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,315
Posted By sunlight
I am a provider in the PDX area as well. I...

I am a provider in the PDX area as well. I currently have two families who live pretty close to the area where the playschool listed a few postings above is located. These two families would have...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 06-13-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,796
Posted By sunlight
I use an infant update memo and a toddler memo...

I use an infant update memo and a toddler memo from "Funshine Express". For about $6.00 you get 125 memos. They last a really long time and I just keep one and make copys on my printer. They are cute...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-20-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,564
Posted By sunlight
I've been a child care provider since 2000. I...

I've been a child care provider since 2000. I remember at the time of my inspection for a license I had 0 children. That's right 0. I kinda felt stupid having my state certifier come out and do this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,203
Posted By sunlight
In Oregon it's 8 hours every two years if you are...

In Oregon it's 8 hours every two years if you are Registered. If you are Certified I believe it is 16 every year. For the last 4 years I have been using Care Courses which is an online program. They...
Forum: Curriculum 03-22-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,527
Posted By sunlight
I have often wondered the very same thing. I used...

I have often wondered the very same thing. I used to use MGT and Funshine but after shipping rates went up I didn't feel it was feasable. I started using Early Start Fun Learning and really love it!...
Forum: Curriculum 03-05-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,550
Posted By sunlight
I too have used both Funshine and MGT. I actually...

I too have used both Funshine and MGT. I actually used Funshine for almost 5 years! Then last year they changed their curriculum requirnments and it didn't work for me plus raised there shipping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,706
Posted By sunlight
I have to agree with Blackcat. Never have a super...

I have to agree with Blackcat. Never have a super quiet enviornment. In my daycare which is also my home, I have a small ranch style home. I have an open floor plan with kitchen, dinning room, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By sunlight
I agree with Blackcat. Don't focus on what is...

I agree with Blackcat. Don't focus on what is being "said". Ask them if they are looking for new care that way you will know where you stand and can focus on filling the spot if needed. I would start...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,725
Posted By sunlight
All of this reminds me of some parents I used to...

All of this reminds me of some parents I used to have! I would get SOOOOO mad and feel taken for granted. Every year I have a Vanlentine party for the kids. The ones that don't have them filled out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,548
Posted By sunlight
Kimberli I couldn't find your case on my local...

Kimberli I couldn't find your case on my local station today on jj. Thank you for letting us know the outcome. YOU GO GIRL! You mentioned it sparked a side business idea. Curious if you could share?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,757
Posted By sunlight
Blackcat it's hard on us diabetics I truly feel...

Blackcat it's hard on us diabetics I truly feel your husband's pain! I don't know if he can take vitamin D. I have been taking 2500 IU daily for the last two years and I haven't gotten too sick. No...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-01-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,648
Posted By sunlight
In Oregon these are our hand washing rules only...

In Oregon these are our hand washing rules only if you are State Certified. We have two licenses Registered and Certified. Certified being more stringent. It clearly states that hand sanitzer must be...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-31-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,072
Posted By sunlight
Blackcat your advice and knowlege is much...

Blackcat your advice and knowlege is much appreciated! I too have had parents that bring sick sick kids to care know they are sick etc. I usually end up calling them to return and pick them up....
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-29-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,988
Posted By sunlight
I often times serve cheese sticks, with apple and...

I often times serve cheese sticks, with apple and cinnamon sprinkled on top or, clerey with peanut butter or almond butter. I don't have any kids with nut allergies. Jello with fruit mixed in. Many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,342
Posted By sunlight
So so sorry you are dealing with this. I do know...

So so sorry you are dealing with this. I do know how hard and frustrating for you and for the child constant crying can be. Is this a new family you are working with? If so, you might just need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,395
Posted By sunlight
If the family does choose to come 10 hours a day...

If the family does choose to come 10 hours a day 5 days a week I don't charge more. Just my standard full time rate. Almost all of the families I provide care for are here 5 days a week 10 hours a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,395
Posted By sunlight
Sorry to hear you are dealing with having to...

Sorry to hear you are dealing with having to explain this topic. Been there done that. Still doing that! With perspective families. I charge full time and part time rates only. No hourly, or drop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,947
Posted By sunlight
In my state we are required to keep an attendance...

In my state we are required to keep an attendance log, but the parents don't have to sign it. However, after hearing some of the horror stories from the above post, I might actually start having them...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-06-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,258
Posted By sunlight
I tried to refinance back in September....

I tried to refinance back in September. Everything looked great. Until it came to my Schedule C. There in black ink were all my deductions I claimed for the previous year. And yes it looked like a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By sunlight
What I try to do is as soon as a couple of the...

What I try to do is as soon as a couple of the youngest daycare kids get sick I try to use my Lysol, bleach wipes etc. Depending on the virus sometimes it helps other times it doesn't. The second...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,293
Posted By sunlight
Blackcat your funny. I too wear underwear daily....

Blackcat your funny. I too wear underwear daily. I prefer wearing excercise pants Old Navy. They aren't like yoga pants they are loser not so form fitting. I either wear dark gray, dark blue, or...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-28-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,678
Posted By sunlight
I can tell you want your money back. I would too!...

I can tell you want your money back. I would too! My advice is stay on it. Call the provider once a week and keep asking for the money. Even if she only gives you bits and pieces at a time. Try to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-27-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,869
Posted By sunlight
Nap time pick ups SUCK!! Sorry to be so blunt. At...

Nap time pick ups SUCK!! Sorry to be so blunt. At my daycare it doesn't happen much thank goodness. But, when it does I change the child and put their shoes on while they are asleep. Most are young...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,326
Posted By sunlight
Smile I have been in business for 12 years. The first...

I have been in business for 12 years. The first two years I only provided daycare and no preschool. The 10 years following I have provided preschool because in my area that was the norm. Most of the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-21-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,898
Posted By sunlight
Black Cat I like your advice. It really does make...

Black Cat I like your advice. It really does make perfect sense to me. If I get a teacher family that wants to attend summer care I will implement your ideas. I currently have two teachers and they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,574
Posted By sunlight
I have been a provider for almost 12 years and...

I have been a provider for almost 12 years and every now and then go through a dry spell. In My area for full time care with curriculum for age two and up is between $500-$600 per month. For full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,503
Posted By sunlight
I can truly relate to what your going through!...

I can truly relate to what your going through! Most of the kids in my group are the youngest is 1 year and the oldest is turning 3. What I found that works for me is working with them one on one. I...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-01-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,352
Posted By sunlight
Hi everyone, quick question. I am still new to...

Hi everyone, quick question. I am still new to this forum and would like to know what the minute meal menu is? I have never heard of it. Every year I have to dig through two very large boxes of...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-19-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,066
Posted By sunlight
I am a Type 1 diabetic for nearly 20 years now....

I am a Type 1 diabetic for nearly 20 years now. About 5 years ago we lost our health insurance. Although I do need a prescription for insulin I have been purchasing that from an online pharmacy for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,917
Posted By sunlight
Thumbs up I think it's a great idea! Especially during the...

I think it's a great idea! Especially during the winter months I love to use my slowcooker to make soups and stews. I also have my families ask me what's for dinner. I think some of my families would...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-11-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,796
Posted By sunlight
What states are you ladies in? Are you Registered...

What states are you ladies in? Are you Registered or Certified? Just curious.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,756
Posted By sunlight
Does anyone who has ever had to terminate care...

Does anyone who has ever had to terminate care for a family ever keep them coming until the final date they leave? I am always weary of disgruntled families making trouble for me and my daycare. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,126
Posted By sunlight
Cheerfuldom, you are absolutely right! We don't...

Cheerfuldom, you are absolutely right! We don't have to keep anybody we don't want to. I guess I am refering to those of us who do this as a business because we do need the money. We can't always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,126
Posted By sunlight
Smile Hello, so sorry to hear you are having to deal...

Hello, so sorry to hear you are having to deal with this type of family. It sure does make our jobs that much harder. If I understand you correctly, you have only been providing child care for two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,983
Posted By sunlight
Wow

Country Kids you sound amazing! Reading your comments here have totally inspired me. I have been doing child care for almost 12 years now. Every now and then I too feel burnt just DONE. A friend of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,300
Posted By sunlight
Advertising for Daycare

Just curious. Where do you find your new families? Do you advertise online, Craigs List, Newspaper? Are any of your ads fancy? Do they contain a lot of html? etc.

I live in the NW and in my area...
Forum: Curriculum 09-06-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,293
Posted By sunlight
Early Start Fun Learning

Hello! I am new to this site. I would like to know if any of you use Early Start Fun Learning for pre-k curriculum? I used to use Mother Goose Time found it didn't really have enough hands on...
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