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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By daycarediva
I had to check the username and because I thought...

I had to check the username and because I thought I wrote this. :ouch: It has been a LOOOONNNGGGGG summer.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 669,706
Posted By daycarediva
"This is age appropriate behavior for children...

"This is age appropriate behavior for children that age. We have X safety measures in place to prevent future incidents. In addition, we did speak to your child about poking peers. I also did not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By daycarediva
No Longer Offering School-age Child Care...

anyone else not doing it this year? Our school district hasn't rolled out plans yet, but nearby districts have. NOOOO WAY. We have 4 SA kids, in K-3.

Multiple bus runs/times (could potentially...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By daycarediva
finally, an increase! Food prices have gone...

finally, an increase! Food prices have gone through the roof locally.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By daycarediva
Oh heck no. I FULLY support parents in...

Oh heck no.

I FULLY support parents in helping create the best humans possible, BUTTTTTTTT I handle school issues here and they handle home issues at home. I VERY rarely bring up (age...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By daycarediva
I would actually ask if it's distruptive.......

I would actually ask if it's distruptive.... nope? no issue.

I don't care if kids nap (don't get me wrong for some reason that random day they all do is like a treat.... haha)

but mine rest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By daycarediva
SA and Potty Accidents...

When do you say enough is enough and hand it back to the parents.

Boy is 7. #1 and #2 accidents 1-2x/week. Happens at home as well. Dr says physically child is fine. I see some serious regression...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By daycarediva
Which is why capitalism works. I didn't want my...

Which is why capitalism works. I didn't want my kids to live in trailer or be teased for being trash like I was. I worked my butt off to improve my socio-economic status.

This isn't the first I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,546
Posted By daycarediva
NYS provider here. Cuomo is RIDICULOUS. All...

NYS provider here. Cuomo is RIDICULOUS. All upstaters hate him.

We are doing drop off and pick ups outside on the porch. Temp checks, hand washing (I am cleaning the temporal thermometer and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,509
Posted By daycarediva
EXACTLY, and you would think the people in charge...

EXACTLY, and you would think the people in charge of these programs would understand the direct correlation.....
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-05-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,368
Posted By daycarediva
Update- received 1,000 deposited into my account...

Update- received 1,000 deposited into my account this morning from the EIDL.

Used it to immediately pay off my business credit card, as I have been carrying a monthly balance on it since this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,509
Posted By daycarediva
EXACTLY! Doesn't all of that time spent elsewhere...

EXACTLY! Doesn't all of that time spent elsewhere take AWAY from direct care of the children? Or your own family/self after hours... and lead to burn out faster?

Congrats CH! happyface

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By daycarediva
Water proof cast, participating as normal without...

Water proof cast, participating as normal without the need of pain meds
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,402
Posted By daycarediva
No, this is simply not true. My cough/sneeze is...

No, this is simply not true. My cough/sneeze is NOT properly contained in ANY MASK, except for an N95. Please look up the videos showing the spray through the masks. Joe down the street sporting a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,402
Posted By daycarediva
I think we never should have closed. As in...

I think we never should have closed.

As in ANY dangerous situation, we should have isolated those most vulnerable. Our elderly and immuno-compromised.

THOSE individuals should have been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By daycarediva
They handed out new regs here last year and the...

They handed out new regs here last year and the intent of the regulation is to prevent smoking and/or vaping AT ALL in the home.

I'm not a smoker, but my MIL vapes. :ouch: I have completely...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-14-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By daycarediva
My state is allowing for unemployment even for...

My state is allowing for unemployment even for lost wages. Since I lost 5 FT kids and 2 PT, I applied. They called to follow up due to the special circumstances, and I'm supposed to get a follow up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 510
Posted By daycarediva
Day After Easter, ya'lll....

it's like the day after Halloween here. Candy+social distancing+nasty weather this weekend. :ouch:

Next year I'm taking off Monday after Easter and NOT the Friday before. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,383
Posted By daycarediva
SAME. I am a super introvert. I was hoping for...

SAME. I am a super introvert. I was hoping for several things
1. All my teacher kids left-alllll had serious issues we were counting down days until June for.
2. The local children's play place...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 669,706
Posted By daycarediva
Agreed. We actually did the opposite. Parents...

Agreed. We actually did the opposite. Parents practicing social distancing and working from home were encouraged to stay in attendance. Those NOT practicing social distancing and on the 'front...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By daycarediva
1. We haven't lost employment 2. We are in a...

1. We haven't lost employment
2. We are in a position to help others.
3. My kids are excelling at home schooling and have decided they're never going back.
4. I like parents not coming in/out....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 65,017
Posted By daycarediva
Speaking with the local department of health...

Speaking with the local department of health agent this week after I had to chase them down to notify them of possible spread. This is NOT 'the flu' it is a viral pneumonia.

She said that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,012
Posted By daycarediva
Outlander, book 6. I'm going to grab...

Outlander, book 6.

I'm going to grab Stephen King's early release, too.

Reading is my stress reliever for sure!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,917
Posted By daycarediva
I am remaining open. Parents who are...

I am remaining open.

Parents who are quarantined or decided to NOT have their child attend had two options.

-Terminate contract, pay final tuition bill
-Pay 1/2 rate for the duration of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By daycarediva
This.

This.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By daycarediva
I wouldn't ethically charge if I wasn't available...

I wouldn't ethically charge if I wasn't available to provide care.

If I was and they opted not to come, I would charge full rate.

New handbook amendment- pandemic. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By daycarediva
Very normal!

Very normal!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 669,706
Posted By daycarediva
My kiddo has had repeated ear infections/tubes...

My kiddo has had repeated ear infections/tubes once, ALWAYS stuffed up, did all age appropriate allergy testing and is on Claritin daily, had tonsils removed.

Today the floor was messy after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By daycarediva
4 week notice, ONLY if my schedule allows. I...

4 week notice, ONLY if my schedule allows. I won't fill a FT space with a PT kid, so to get a PT space your schedule would have to completely match with another PT schedule. There is also no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By daycarediva
other physical activity, heavy lifting, sensory...

other physical activity, heavy lifting, sensory activities, dance breaks, strategically placing furniture to avoid "straight areas" to run in, getting outside regardless of weather, even if it's just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 873
Posted By daycarediva
I would get a HIPPA form and mail it along with...

I would get a HIPPA form and mail it along with the forms to the pediatrician with a self addressed stamped envelope.

I would NOT take dcb without forms and meds.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 669,706
Posted By daycarediva
I change them out and put them back in before...

I change them out and put them back in before sending them home. NOOOOO. Cute is for weekends and Mom time.



JUST emailed my licensing rep asking when this becomes neglect. 4 yo. Here 2 years...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By daycarediva
I found baskets at the dollar store, getting one...

I found baskets at the dollar store, getting one for the small kids in my family to decorate before the egg hunt. Foam stickers, fake flowers, ribbons, stampers.

egg hunt (we are doing glow in...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 03-04-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,674
Posted By daycarediva
I find hungry can equal boredom or thirst in...

I find hungry can equal boredom or thirst in older children.

They wash hands and get a GIANT bottle of ice water when they come in the door. They always GUZZLE it.

We give them the same snack...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By daycarediva
ASD mom here. Yes. They are THAT long. To...

ASD mom here.

Yes. They are THAT long. To get the eval took us 8 months in 2002, now it's over a year for the eval. Then 6-12 months for services. It's even more serious (and dangerously slow)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By daycarediva
we just invert our heavy duty plastic gloves over...

we just invert our heavy duty plastic gloves over the diapers, one from each 'end' and it seals it pretty well without adding additional plastic waste. They go into a lidded wastebasket in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,929
Posted By daycarediva
What's terrible? OP said child obviously NEEDS a...

What's terrible? OP said child obviously NEEDS a nap. She could be cited by licensing for withholding basic needs.

It's state mandated here. All children not enrolled in FT school/K or higher are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 246,326
Posted By daycarediva
YES! I now have a FEE attached to my wait...

YES!

I now have a FEE attached to my wait list. It's small, but it shows serious intent and I will refund within a year of anticipated enrollment date (childs age+expected opening=date I set)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By daycarediva
Required licensing supplies- gates, window guards...

Required licensing supplies- gates, window guards if needed, smoke detectors, CO detectors, background checks, changing pads, nap mats, etc.

Laptop and printer- office supplies are a definite...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By daycarediva
UGH, definitely disagree with this. We just got...

UGH, definitely disagree with this. We just got them to stop allowing this to be reimburseable. Child cares are feeding most children, what 80% of their meals? We can leave desserts/junk for home....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By daycarediva
Are the parents aware of the behavior? Have...

Are the parents aware of the behavior?

Have a conference. Make sure it's written out (just facts, no emotion) and let them know that if there is no improvement in X time period that by X date,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By daycarediva
I have a disabled adult child. Where are this...

I have a disabled adult child. Where are this child's parents/caregivers during this time?

Speak to the individual, set boundaries. Put up a sign on the fence, if needed (visuals help).

Speak...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By daycarediva
Could be dyslexia/some form of that. Does he...

Could be dyslexia/some form of that. Does he recognize numbers? Shapes?

I would recommend an eval before he starts K.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-05-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,781
Posted By daycarediva
Is he a troll? Because ohhh my. You listed...

Is he a troll? Because ohhh my.

You listed many options. Centers, in-home care, YMCA.

If you disagree with the contract/handbook, DO NOT SIGN IT and enroll elsewhere. It really IS that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By daycarediva
I am thinking something along the lines of ASD....

I am thinking something along the lines of ASD. As the only other child I have had with that much unfounded rage was my own child with ASD.
Other indicators-
very sensory avoidant, he even gets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By daycarediva
Tantrum Advice

New 2yo.

EPIC tantrums. Over very, very, minor things. Eg. someone is standing too close to him, I scoot his chair over an inch, his mom takes off his coat, I put his coat on to go outside, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,228
Posted By daycarediva
Nope. Don't question her. Don't try to figure it...

Nope. Don't question her. Don't try to figure it out.

It is the SUSPICION that we must act on, not concrete evidence.

From what you described, I would have already called.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By daycarediva
The storm door one drove me nuts, so dh cut a...

The storm door one drove me nuts, so dh cut a hole in our wall :eek: and made a nice one with both a closing seal and a plastic flap. It's got an barn door style 'gate' that slides in out/locks. It's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By daycarediva
Juice and Diarrhea

Anyone else have to explain this to parents?

I'm just sending them home regularly now. One 2 1/2 year old had two blow outs so far this week. 18 month old had 1 and a very close call I sent home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,117
Posted By daycarediva
I had one like this and she was a late-r walker....

I had one like this and she was a late-r walker. (17 months) at 2 1/2 she still cannot do stairs well, climb and is generally unsteady. Cognitively, she's got great speech and excels in other areas...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,732
Posted By daycarediva
Base rate is listed on my website. It's the...

Base rate is listed on my website. It's the lowest full time care can possibly BE, 'rates starting at....'. Weeds out the insane amount of people looking for the cheapest rates.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,281
Posted By daycarediva
I have a substitute now, but before I had her, I...

I have a substitute now, but before I had her, I did feel somewhat bad for SOME families for taking time off.

I would close 1/2 days for any possible appointments (or ideally, early appointment,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By daycarediva
ALWAYS include a place name if you can! Makes it...

ALWAYS include a place name if you can! Makes it easier to market!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,114
Posted By daycarediva
I am willing to work with parents in my program...

I am willing to work with parents in my program as well. WITH that said, if their child is one of the 1. youngest in my program and 2. naps long and hard, we know she needs it. We spend a great deal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,682
Posted By daycarediva
amen here! I have one teacher kid with super...

amen here!

I have one teacher kid with super short hours (9-3) but Dad goes in to work late/drops off late. Mom is at the HS and gets out early to pick up. On the rare occasion mom has to stay at...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-16-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 910
Posted By daycarediva
Addition

Could use some advice Tom!

We are putting an addition on to our house. It will be partially for DC use. The entire addition is 24,995, construction is 13500, and we have to have the gas company do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,506
Posted By daycarediva
We should make a list of who it includes and as...

We should make a list of who it includes and as names as 'stupid is proven'. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 669,706
Posted By daycarediva
agreed! I had a child at an interview incapable...

agreed! I had a child at an interview incapable of putting marks on paper with a crayon. At 4. But I learned all about a youtube show called Ryan's World. His parents thought he was so smart that he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,506
Posted By daycarediva
AMEN. It's eerily similar to the hoops...

AMEN.

It's eerily similar to the hoops special needs parents must jump through to obtain services the child is eligible for.

1. You must have Medicaid/free state health insurance to receive...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,506
Posted By daycarediva
I heard the same at a provider conference over...

I heard the same at a provider conference over summer. How we need to improve quality, and recruit more childcare providers.

Of course in the very next segment, they had a state representative...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,682
Posted By daycarediva
^ this right here. I have half of my 16 kids as...

^ this right here. I have half of my 16 kids as teacher clients. About half of those 8 have 3:30 contracted pick ups, the other half are 5pm and they WILL go shopping/errands, one even admits to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,344
Posted By daycarediva
It sounds like it is just not a good fit. ...

It sounds like it is just not a good fit.

Is she sensory seeking? Can you have her do heavy lifting work, use a lightly weighted blanket, high chair or booster for meals (heck even stories as we...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-10-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,243
Posted By daycarediva
agreed here! They also most likely will not...

agreed here!

They also most likely will not terminate the teachers under investigation, and if what they're saying is accurate, there is no way they should be working in ECE.

Yes, 3yo's make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By daycarediva
we serve family style and the children chose what...

we serve family style and the children chose what to put on their plates or not. I never throw veggies away. Leftover veggies go to the kids who actually eat them (or me!)

We offer seconds of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 904
Posted By daycarediva
I do NOT lower my rates. They are based on...

I do NOT lower my rates. They are based on enrollment, not attendance.

If anything, I would tell her that if you do decide to review rates, you will probably have to raise them to accommodate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By daycarediva
Can DS adults legally make their own choices? ...

Can DS adults legally make their own choices?

I have a disabled (not DS) adult child and we have guardianship. He cannot legally make any decisions. If he can't consent to a vaccine or physical,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,090
Posted By daycarediva
I supply everything but clothing. Clothing...

I supply everything but clothing.

Clothing that I wash and place back in cubbies.

name it, it's mine. Diapers, wipes, gloves, nap items, cups, sunscreen, diaper cream.

No more hiccups,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 669,706
Posted By daycarediva
yup. It used to be common to have kids stay home...

yup. It used to be common to have kids stay home for maternity leaves, but now they don't. It used to be common for family vacations but now it's a parents vacation and the kiddo gets dumped with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By daycarediva
Nope. Pay, or get a late fee/refusal of...

Nope.

Pay, or get a late fee/refusal of services. Mine are due Friday for the upcoming week, and no pay=no stay.

Their sign in isn't on the sheet and has to be added if they attempt to drop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By daycarediva
In NY we are fingerprinted and background...

In NY we are fingerprinted and background checked, and recently that will become even more strict/extensive. Our entire family age 18+ is also put through the same process.

BUT, there are ways to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,980
Posted By daycarediva
Maybe OP should petition the state of Washington...

Maybe OP should petition the state of Washington to increase ratios based on the education of the staff. Teachers with masters degrees are capable of caring for more children than those without,...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-27-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
Posted By daycarediva
NYS never changed the law from 8 to 6. That is...

NYS never changed the law from 8 to 6. That is false. You must have adequate space.

License exempt 2 or fewer daycare children OR you operate for 3 or fewer hours per day
Registered 8 daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,068
Posted By daycarediva
1. parents. How oblivious, downright rude and...

1. parents. How oblivious, downright rude and obnoxious they CAN be. Eg. 2am 'child is sick' text. SERIOUSLY!? The lies omg the lies.

2. Kids- noooo respect. See ^. No model for respect. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,213
Posted By daycarediva
There is a reason red-shirting children have...

There is a reason red-shirting children have benefits. Our cutoff is 11/30, and I have kids with May birthdays staying on an additional year (will start K at 6).

Keep in mind, kindergarten is the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,383
Posted By daycarediva
a pencil case is a brilliant idea! TB, TP and a...

a pencil case is a brilliant idea! TB, TP and a name on the front. Viola!

I don't anymore, but only like 2 of them come with their teeth brushed, and it will probably be in the regs soon, I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By daycarediva
same, had to re-read it! YES! ...

same, had to re-read it!



YES!

This practice wouldn't fly with licensing here. We have specific potty chair sanitization rules, as well as location, and handwashing following it has to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By daycarediva
YUP! and if you don't have a cut off policy,...

YUP!

and if you don't have a cut off policy, do you have a participation policy? as soon as dcd said he wouldn't nap I would have said "Ok if he doesn't I'll give you a call to come get him!"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By daycarediva
Yup. It's completely retraining them. Bring...

Yup. It's completely retraining them. Bring treats!

We had to do the same when we moved and dh picked the weirdest spot for it and I hate it, and now we have two spots because the baby doesn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By daycarediva
I carry a switchblade/pocket knife that is...

I carry

a switchblade/pocket knife that is ALWAYS in my front right pocket.

an ultrasonic sound remote thingy (worked on a coyote once)

pepper spray (clipped on my keys)


Never leave...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 30,485
Posted By daycarediva
I would 1. tell him at drop off what you expect...

I would 1. tell him at drop off what you expect to happen at pick up. 2. remind him of that conversation when you arrive 3. have a consequence for NOT listening 4. give him choices

"Do you want to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-13-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,090
Posted By daycarediva
exactly. She also cannot legally charge you...

exactly.

She also cannot legally charge you for vacation and enforce it without a signed contract and policy. What you have now is a verbal agreement, and it's essentially he said/she said as to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By daycarediva
I get a LOT of part time clients. I charge...

I get a LOT of part time clients.

I charge more per day for them, all of my clients have different rates. My LOWEST daily rates are for FT M-F kids with a late drop off and an early/before 4pm...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-11-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,090
Posted By daycarediva
Typically you agree on policies and have a copy...

Typically you agree on policies and have a copy before enrolling.

Do you have a contract? What (if anything) did you sign?

Are you sure she's licensed?

My state requires us to have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,924
Posted By daycarediva
This. I am soooo sick of 'drug addiction is a...

This. I am soooo sick of 'drug addiction is a disease' mentality. Drugs have destroyed my family (not immediate, extended). Why? Choice. You don't just wake up addited to heroin, you KNEW the risks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,096
Posted By daycarediva
YEP! Not looking forward to the Thursday after...

YEP! Not looking forward to the Thursday after Christmas at ALL.

Every Monday and Tuesday it's 'retraining' all the bad habits. From the youngest toddler with the bottle at naps to the oldest...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-05-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By daycarediva
Good question! I have a separate DC...

Good question!

I have a separate DC entrance. I decorate the porch and entryway seasonally. I was going to deduct it 100%. I'm assuming if it's shared usage it would be T/S.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 669,706
Posted By daycarediva
INSANE! I don't cajole, bribe, reward,...

INSANE!

I don't cajole, bribe, reward, shame, etc for ANYTHING. Parents just :eek: when I refuse. But a party? Nope. I would be busy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By daycarediva
Can you put them in high chairs with breakfast or...

Can you put them in high chairs with breakfast or an early morning snack?

I have a similar issue and the only solution I have found is food for the 'baby', and putting her up, until everyone is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
Posted By daycarediva
THICK. 1/2" or so. I also add some white glue to...

THICK. 1/2" or so. I also add some white glue to mine.

This year I bought specific colored air dry model magic. Easy peasy. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 30,485
Posted By daycarediva
I have a BA in ECE, and am one class shy of my...

I have a BA in ECE, and am one class shy of my masters. What degrees do you hold or experience do you have SPECIFICALLY within child care?

I have 20+ years as a parent, degrees, certifications,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By daycarediva
Why is he being allowed to participate with the...

Why is he being allowed to participate with the big kids even though he isn't acting it?

I have two groups. 3 & under, not potty trained, and 3 & up, fully potty trained (COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 841
Posted By daycarediva
Ahh 2's. Language and helping them verbalize...

Ahh 2's. Language and helping them verbalize helps, imo.

"You are angry. I see your face. You wanted more rice. You LIKED the rice. Rice is yummy. But our rice is all gone now. We can have apples...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By daycarediva
I have a 35 weeker (my own DS) and they do not do...

I have a 35 weeker (my own DS) and they do not do adjusted ages for anything beyond 34 weeks. This was even despite his NICU stay.

Is he behind in any other areas? Obviously not tongue tied? If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,933
Posted By daycarediva
Maybe she just feels she needs more affirmation?...

Maybe she just feels she needs more affirmation? I would offer more GENUINE compliments throughout the day. “I like how nice you are to Sally.” “You’re working hard on that.” I have a DCG who needs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By daycarediva
I’ll take it a step further- why bother having...

I’ll take it a step further- why bother having them? For Instagram worthy family photo shoots? Most of my dck’s are lucky to get 10 hours of parent time M-F. Then weekend sitters, evening activities,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,189
Posted By daycarediva
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,241
Posted By daycarediva
Yep. We had to rehash the “spot is based on...

Yep. We had to rehash the “spot is based on enrollment” conversation. He even said he knew it wasn’t cashed. :rolleyes:

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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,241
Posted By daycarediva
Well, gee. :rolleyes: Anyway, this is a...

Well, gee. :rolleyes:

Anyway, this is a family with known issues. It was a rough start, trying to get away with things. Eg. They started paying cash, but there were discrepancies with their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,241
Posted By daycarediva
I called the bank and they said 6 months. I...

I called the bank and they said 6 months. I deposited it (mobile) and it cleared.

I'll be honest, I will be double checking my business accounts now. I use my business CC and EVERYTHING goes on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,241
Posted By daycarediva
Isn't it too late to cash it now? Otherwise I...

Isn't it too late to cash it now? Otherwise I already would have done so.

I marked it as paid, but never put it in. I'm typically meticulous about it, but this wasn't even in the right folder for...
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