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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,158
Posted By SunnyDay
I would shop around and see if you can get a...

I would shop around and see if you can get a better price. Maybe it varies a lot by area, but here in Michigan playground mulch is only around $16/cubic yard, and colored mulch is around $27.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,772
Posted By SunnyDay
The Harmony Defender is the slimmest forward...

The Harmony Defender is the slimmest forward facing harnessed seat, it sounds like that would be a good option for you in the middle.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,772
Posted By SunnyDay
The outside seatbelts in the back row of the...

The outside seatbelts in the back row of the Chrysler T&C are known for poor shoulder belt fit, FYI. You will want to use High Back Boosters in those seats (as opposed to Backless Boosters). Does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,685
Posted By SunnyDay
Their computer system can't handle two people...

Their computer system can't handle two people hitting sign up at the same time? That sounds like a really lame excuse to me. I recommend the Kent Regional 4C food program if you are in their area. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,837
Posted By SunnyDay
I was confused about this with my one (and only)...

I was confused about this with my one (and only) client who used the state program. I thought she just wanted my license # and didn't realize that I needed a different provider ID#. Eventually her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,288
Posted By SunnyDay
I had the Foundations quad and was happy with it....

I had the Foundations quad and was happy with it. I bought it used and the handbar that you had to push down had already been disabled. I found it pretty easy to push, it did help if most of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,981
Posted By SunnyDay
Why did you think to take his temperature, DCM,...

Why did you think to take his temperature, DCM, if he was running around like everything was fine? :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,893
Posted By SunnyDay
If she has been in your home for awhile with no...

If she has been in your home for awhile with no problem, I guess I wouldn't panic. My son has been diagnosed with a peanut allergy through allergy testing, but he has never eaten peanuts and has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,905
Posted By SunnyDay
Here is mine, I have it saved as a Google...

Here is mine, I have it saved as a Google Document if anyone would like it. I printed Thursday and Friday on the back of the page, so each week only takes 1 sheet of paper.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,274
Posted By SunnyDay
Minute Menu and Issuing Refund?

Does anyone know how I show that I issued a refund on Minute Menu?

I had a family who I required to pay in full until I received their state payment. By the time I received payment from the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,725
Posted By SunnyDay
Yes, any kind of "putting things in containers". ...

Yes, any kind of "putting things in containers". Nesting boxes, nesting buckets, or just plain old boxes, baskets, etc. that they can put things in. I also had one that loved bowls and spoons. And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,176
Posted By SunnyDay
My son had a blood test at age 1 when we realized...

My son had a blood test at age 1 when we realized there was a problem. It showed egg, milk, and peanut allergies. Our pediatrician said not to feed him those things. At his well child checks at 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,176
Posted By SunnyDay
My son just turned 4 and he has not yet outgrown...

My son just turned 4 and he has not yet outgrown his allergies to egg, milk, and peanut. We just saw an allergist and he said to come back in a year, since the egg and milk are often outgrown. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,589
Posted By SunnyDay
I would not send my children to a child care that...

I would not send my children to a child care that allowed children who had any episodes of diarrhea or vomiting to stay. No way. That's gross and everyone just ends up getting sick more. Change your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,142
Posted By SunnyDay
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,196
Posted By SunnyDay
My 14 month olds would never keep their socks on....

My 14 month olds would never keep their socks on. Feet have good traction. Problem solved :) They could also wear Robeez type shoes or socks with grips on the bottom.

I would see if you can get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,846
Posted By SunnyDay
Exactly what doctors are for!! :Sunny:

Exactly what doctors are for!! :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,177
Posted By SunnyDay
I hope your families are as understanding as mine...

I hope your families are as understanding as mine were. It is hard. :hug:

I was going to suggest that maybe they would want to share you as a nanny if you were going to be looking for a job, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,533
Posted By SunnyDay
I had to laugh at the organizing "on days you...

I had to laugh at the organizing "on days you don't have kids"...how often do you think that's going to happen :lol:

And the fact that the pay is negotiable and the hours may become full-time...in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,529
Posted By SunnyDay
My kids made their teachers cards, and I wrote...

My kids made their teachers cards, and I wrote them a card. We gave each of my son's preschool teachers a $10 gift card, and my daughter's 1st grade teacher a $30 gift card.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,761
Posted By SunnyDay
In MI, a family home can have 6 children with 1...

In MI, a family home can have 6 children with 1 provider, a group home can have 12 children with 2 providers. (There are ratios of how old the children can be, as well).

My house is not tiny, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,154
Posted By SunnyDay
I had a similar situation, in my case I felt like...

I had a similar situation, in my case I felt like my 1 year old was starting to get sad when she realized all of her friends were gone. I like the idea of having some special toys set aside for that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,130
Posted By SunnyDay
At 59 my kids would be taking their jackets off...

At 59 my kids would be taking their jackets off and asking to put shorts on :lol:

Really, though, they would.

Kids get warm running around. 59 is absolutely ideal playing outside weather.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,894
Posted By SunnyDay
Yes. Once licensing receives your application,...

Yes. Once licensing receives your application, they will send a letter stating when your orientation is scheduled for.

Are you still planning on getting a group license? If so, you will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,894
Posted By SunnyDay
Good advice here! My licensing consultant was...

Good advice here! My licensing consultant was really laid back, but I know not everyone is so lucky.

There will be time to ask questions at your orientation, so bring a list!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,992
Posted By SunnyDay
In the future I would not discuss your reasoning...

In the future I would not discuss your reasoning with her. Either make it your policy to close when schools are closed, or make it your policy to close at your discretion, but don't get into a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,333
Posted By SunnyDay
If it isn't going to cost you any money to pursue...

If it isn't going to cost you any money to pursue it, it doesn't hurt to try.

I know it depends on where you live, but like someone else mentioned, it generally is much easier to get permission to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,277
Posted By SunnyDay
I wouldn't mention it. I have never told daycare...

I wouldn't mention it. I have never told daycare parents that my own children or I eat, or breathe, or do any of the other things that are necessary to live ;). Breastfeeding is just a necessary...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,216
Posted By SunnyDay
The Kirkland brand wipes from Costco are the...

The Kirkland brand wipes from Costco are the best, hands down.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,809
Posted By SunnyDay
I have them on my website. I just sent an e-mail...

I have them on my website. I just sent an e-mail to everyone asking if they would be willing, and most of them e-mailed me back a short letter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,734
Posted By SunnyDay
You could serve cereal & milk for morning snack. ...

You could serve cereal & milk for morning snack. The food program would call it snack, but that's typically what parents would feed them for breakfast.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,466
Posted By SunnyDay
Could you blame it on your liability insurance...

Could you blame it on your liability insurance and say only the basement is approved for daycare children to be in? Could she sign the child out and breastfeed in her car? Just a couple of thoughts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,276
Posted By SunnyDay
I made a free ad there last year and did have one...

I made a free ad there last year and did have one family who found us there and enrolled. I agree that the site is confusing to use, though. I wouldn't pay to use it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,065
Posted By SunnyDay
Thanks for your help! The announcement went...

Thanks for your help! The announcement went surprisingly well, everyone was very understanding.

Here's what I ended up using, for future reference :) I told the parents in person and let them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,065
Posted By SunnyDay
No, but we will be playing the new Mario for Wii!...

No, but we will be playing the new Mario for Wii! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,078
Posted By SunnyDay
Please don't put yourself and your daycare kids...

Please don't put yourself and your daycare kids in danger for another 4 weeks. Can you imagine what your other daycare parents would think if they saw his behavior? I would not bring my child back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,682
Posted By SunnyDay
I also experienced some if these things with my...

I also experienced some if these things with my son, it is nice to read these posts and see that I am not alone! He will be 4 in January and I feel like his behavior is FINALLY starting to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,763
Posted By SunnyDay
If it snows where you are, I recommend getting...

If it snows where you are, I recommend getting the bib style, like these:
http://www.carters.com/096547452969.html

When you just have pants, snow has a way of getting between the coat and pants...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,341
Posted By SunnyDay
Blake :Sunny:

Blake :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,657
Posted By SunnyDay
likethis likethis likethis My son was not...

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My son was not potty trained until 3.5, and it was not from any lack of effort on my part! I am also home with him every day. I don't think that it is at all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,313
Posted By SunnyDay
Definitely take the cap off. Maybe you got a...

Definitely take the cap off. Maybe you got a defective one, though? I have the same one and when I have accidentally forgotten to take the cap off, I get temps in the 70s.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,771
Posted By SunnyDay
Blankets are not allowed for children under 12...

Blankets are not allowed for children under 12 months in MI. We can use sleepsacks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,048
Posted By SunnyDay
I also don't do any transportation, therefore no...

I also don't do any transportation, therefore no field trips, but if I did I would expect the parents to pay. When my kids have school field trips I pay for them. I would also have it in my policy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,807
Posted By SunnyDay
So creative! Love it!

So creative! Love it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,431
Posted By SunnyDay
Awesome!! likethis

Awesome!! likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,046
Posted By SunnyDay
So true!! likethis lovethis

So true!! likethis lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,438
Posted By SunnyDay
Yes, I realized pretty early on that I felt...

Yes, I realized pretty early on that I felt judgemental toward moms if they brought their children to daycare when they had the day off, but not so much toward dads. It surprised me when I realized...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,093
Posted By SunnyDay
You would have to have an assistant when you were...

You would have to have an assistant when you were at 7 kids, and deal with all the hiring, payroll, etc. that comes with that.

You would have to renew your license every 2 years instead of every 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,435
Posted By SunnyDay
You could reuse a crib mattress on the floor,...

You could reuse a crib mattress on the floor, cover it with a sheet and add some pillows against the wall.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,214
Posted By SunnyDay
likethislikethis I don't have time to sell...

likethislikethis
I don't have time to sell things, when we are done with them they get donated.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,092
Posted By SunnyDay
Friday at drop-off.

Friday at drop-off.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,503
Posted By SunnyDay
We did the personalized pencils from Oriental...

We did the personalized pencils from Oriental Trading with our website on them. I made designed a flier so that 3 slightly larger than postcard size cards fit on a page, had Staples print them on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,508
Posted By SunnyDay
You will want to be specific about whether that...

You will want to be specific about whether that is $5 per day or $5 per week :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,432
Posted By SunnyDay
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,846
Posted By SunnyDay
Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful...

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful daughter lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,687
Posted By SunnyDay
It is a scam. This has been on the news in my...

It is a scam. This has been on the news in my area. Do not give them any money!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,904
Posted By SunnyDay
Absolutely not. Can you imagine how you would...

Absolutely not. Can you imagine how you would feel if the child ended up dying and the parents tried to blame your child care?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,975
Posted By SunnyDay
I have been shocked by this, as well. I used to...

I have been shocked by this, as well. I used to think I was the only one who didn't take vacations!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,335
Posted By SunnyDay
One of those moments you'll always...

One of those moments you'll always remember....and maybe the kids, too! :-)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,413
Posted By SunnyDay
I have Minute Menu Pro through the food program...

I have Minute Menu Pro through the food program and I wasn't able to get it to work on my android phone. It has been awhile since I tried, though, maybe I should give it another shot.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,990
Posted By SunnyDay
My thought exactly!

My thought exactly!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,737
Posted By SunnyDay
Yes, mixing doesn't bother me. I throw it out...

Yes, mixing doesn't bother me. I throw it out pretty often anyway due to germiness.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,195
Posted By SunnyDay
He sounds very much like a boy I know who has...

He sounds very much like a boy I know who has autism. I hope his family will be open to having him evaluated, with therapy I have seen the little guy I know make great strides.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,507
Posted By SunnyDay
You are all much nicer than me, I do not want to...

You are all much nicer than me, I do not want to work outside of my regular hours, so I charge $20 if it is pre-arranged, so parents only use it if they REALLY need it. My late fee is $1/minute.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-19-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,167
Posted By SunnyDay
My mom and I operate our daycare from my home and...

My mom and I operate our daycare from my home and we have an LLC. We are the two owners. We also have an accountant that sorts everything out for us, thank goodness :) If you have any specific...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,905
Posted By SunnyDay
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,792
Posted By SunnyDay
My 3-year-old is definitely high maintenance! ...

My 3-year-old is definitely high maintenance! Good thing he's so cute :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,785
Posted By SunnyDay
This is what I thought as well. I would just...

This is what I thought as well. I would just tell the truth, that you normally require a minimum but you forgot to post that this time, and ask if she REALLY needs you. Hopefully she will have the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,438
Posted By SunnyDay
You won't lose out on those two days. You should...

You won't lose out on those two days. You should be able to go back and change anything for the month until you submit your claim.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,957
Posted By SunnyDay
I don't have to plan ahead, my rep does ask that...

I don't have to plan ahead, my rep does ask that I enter my meals into Minute Menu by the end of the day.

The food program definitely seems worth it to me, using MMK makes it really easy and both...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,317
Posted By SunnyDay
As far as I know it is up to you to make your own...

As far as I know it is up to you to make your own illness policy, MI licensing does not have specific guidelines. I tried to skim the technical assistance manual for guidelines but I didn't see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,443
Posted By SunnyDay
Congratulations! happyfacehappyfacehappyface

Congratulations! happyfacehappyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,152
Posted By SunnyDay
I was thinking the same thing. If she previously...

I was thinking the same thing. If she previously did not behave like this, it sounds like she is not in her right mind at all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,341
Posted By SunnyDay
In light of recent weather in my area, I would...

In light of recent weather in my area, I would also add to make sure it doesn't flood. Ask your home inspector if drainage, etc. looks good.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,341
Posted By SunnyDay
I would love a separate entrance. Really, really...

I would love a separate entrance. Really, really wish I had that. I would say a bathroom is a high priority, and a kitchen would be a nice perk :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,545
Posted By SunnyDay
Bumkins bibs are the best. They have a variety...

Bumkins bibs are the best. They have a variety of sizes & sleeve lengths. They are available on Amazon. Not cheap, but they last forever.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,076
Posted By SunnyDay
This is what I would do, too. 2 week...

This is what I would do, too. 2 week NON-REFUNDABLE deposit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,271
Posted By SunnyDay
Thanks for posting, I have an outdated version, I...

Thanks for posting, I have an outdated version, I am excited to get the new one and the learning games set!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,077
Posted By SunnyDay
Payment is due the Fri. before.

Payment is due the Fri. before.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,198
Posted By SunnyDay
It was crazy here, too!!

It was crazy here, too!!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-18-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,559
Posted By SunnyDay
I also have Farm Bureau, but ours is different...

I also have Farm Bureau, but ours is different because I have a group home. I pay an extra $500 a year for a separate liability policy that my agent shopped for.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,874
Posted By SunnyDay
I think the smoothie idea is a great one! When I...

I think the smoothie idea is a great one! When I was pregnant and working at a job where I couldn't stop to eat all the time I would bring Carnation Instant Breakfast and drink it while working.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,120
Posted By SunnyDay
I think it would be OK in church in front of the...

I think it would be OK in church in front of the future pope ;)
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151536526179120&set=o.103498619688114&type=1&theater
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,120
Posted By SunnyDay
Here in MI we are required to keep accurate daily...

Here in MI we are required to keep accurate daily attendance records, but signatures are not required (for homes at least, centers may be different).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,092
Posted By SunnyDay
Yes, it is sitting there while they go through a...

Yes, it is sitting there while they go through a powerpoint presentation about the licensing rules and go through examples & exercises to make sure everyone understands them. It's not horrible. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 26,183
Posted By SunnyDay
I'm not sure how I feel about Universal...

I'm not sure how I feel about Universal Preschool.

Food for thought: I have seen many providers here who are inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. I went to a college that taught this...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-04-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,254
Posted By SunnyDay
Thanks, Tom! Your advice and expertise are...

Thanks, Tom! Your advice and expertise are appreciated!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-04-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,254
Posted By SunnyDay
Opening In Middle of Year

Our daycare opened in June.

I used my home for weekly meetings with my business partner from Jan.-May, preparing to open. We also painted and organized our space during this time. Am I able to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,334
Posted By SunnyDay
I have offered a glass of water when they had a...

I have offered a glass of water when they had a tickle in their throat or something, but not as a regular thing :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,808
Posted By SunnyDay
We have between 8-10 kids per day here, and our 2...

We have between 8-10 kids per day here, and our 2 babies who started last fall have stayed quite healthy. When the stomach flu hit everyone else, they were fine. They don't play with the same toys...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,324
Posted By SunnyDay
On our website. I hate talking on the phone, so...

On our website. I hate talking on the phone, so anyone I can weed out ahead of time is a HUGE plus to me!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,686
Posted By SunnyDay
I don't do tours during daycare hours. My...

I don't do tours during daycare hours. My clients would not want random people walking through while their children are present.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,590
Posted By SunnyDay
Yes, Canon Powershots are awesome! I have had...

Yes, Canon Powershots are awesome! I have had mine for 7 years and it is still going strong, although after all that charging it could use a new battery :)

Whatever you pick, I recommend getting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,025
Posted By SunnyDay
I feel like Craigslist is today's version of a...

I feel like Craigslist is today's version of a newspaper ad. The people you find there aren't going to be any weirder than the newspaper, in my opinion.

Our clients are all word of mouth...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,340
Posted By SunnyDay
My grandma is a sub for us at 75. She is...

My grandma is a sub for us at 75. She is amazing, the kids love her!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,800
Posted By SunnyDay
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,124
Posted By SunnyDay
I just waited until I had my first family that...

I just waited until I had my first family that used the program, and their caseworker signed me up. The family got a form that I had to fill out and they returned. I don't think their caseworker...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By SunnyDay
I am just south of Grand Rapids.

I am just south of Grand Rapids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,926
Posted By SunnyDay
Hang in there! With my son I have found that...

Hang in there! With my son I have found that certain personalities just do not mesh with his. I know infants are different and your daughter doesn't necessarily have to "get along" with them, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,098
Posted By SunnyDay
I give out names & numbers of references only if...

I give out names & numbers of references only if the potential family asks. I am surprised by how few of them have requested references.
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