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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,874
Posted By Starburst
Unfortunately, some people don't understand the...

Unfortunately, some people don't understand the difference between 'cuddling' and 'coddling'.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 958
Posted By Starburst
Obviously not, the child didn't just make up...

Obviously not, the child didn't just make up these words, he had to hear them from somewhere, most likely from home (either from tv or from his parents). If it's frequent chances are they aren't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By Starburst
Once during student teaching for a preschool...

Once during student teaching for a preschool class about a year ago, I brought in seashells and the kids used magnifying glasses and mirrors to explore them and even painted the shells and mirrors. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,080
Posted By Starburst
To be honest, not all parents see child care or...

To be honest, not all parents see child care or even raising children the same way. Most mom's on here decided to do FCC so they can raise their own children and spend as much time with them when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,098
Posted By Starburst
likethis I think the key is balance. In some...

likethis

I think the key is balance. In some of the video my anxiety went up because it looked a bit dirty and overcrowded in some areas with all the materials (could have just been camera angles...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By Starburst
My CD teachers have said that sometimes...

My CD teachers have said that sometimes reorganizing the area can discourage certain behaviors (usually spaces that are too open apparently encourage running).

Sometimes even changing from saying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,447
Posted By Starburst
She may just want to look at as many child care...

She may just want to look at as many child care programs as possible to compare and contrast (she may be willing to go on a waiting list). If you don't feel comfortable initially inviting her into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,376
Posted By Starburst
Once in a while, everyone needs a break or a day...

Once in a while, everyone needs a break or a day off. Doctor's appointment, DMV renewals/ misc. errands, personal day, ect. but I would say no more than one day per month on average (unless with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,544
Posted By Starburst
They tend to go to home daycares (especially if...

They tend to go to home daycares (especially if they offer preschool or some type of group education) because most centers/preschools require that kids are 100% potty trained before entering the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,432
Posted By Starburst
Redleaf Press books (By Tom Copeland) for Family...

Redleaf Press books (By Tom Copeland) for Family Child Care providers has a book called "Contracts and Policies". Contract is anything regarding the fees and policies are your rules (what you would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,063
Posted By Starburst
I would put in my handbook that if you (still...

I would put in my handbook that if you (still decide to) accept a friend request from daycare parents that they not tag you in any Facebook posts without your permission (like an event for your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,481
Posted By Starburst
It depends on what her idea of long enough is: a...

It depends on what her idea of long enough is: a few hours, a few days, a week, a month? If you did decide to do this I would only allow maybe one or two days for a few hours max (maybe 2 days for no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,292
Posted By Starburst
likethis For younger kids make it a game or...

likethis

For younger kids make it a game or goal. get them stepomoters and count their steps at the end of the day and have a short-term or long-term goal (something like 1,000,000 steps for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,370
Posted By Starburst
likethis Does this woman work for an agency...

likethis

Does this woman work for an agency or independent/ her own practice? If she does work for an agency I would suggest maybe seeing about talking to her employer (especially if they have any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,114
Posted By Starburst
That seems to be the biggest thing lately, that...

That seems to be the biggest thing lately, that everyone is a single parent and need more help. In some ways I do get that it is harder on only one income, my mom was a single mom often working as a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By Starburst
Unless you are running a religious based program,...

Unless you are running a religious based program, I would avoid discussing or bringing attention to religion and politics with daycare parents. But it may be different if its a small town thing that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By Starburst
How about in addition to the 'no things from...

How about in addition to the 'no things from home' rule you have a 'once it goes home, it stays home' (unless requested by you) rule. And explain that once the daycare is done with a project and a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,498
Posted By Starburst
Well there was a situation where I babysat with a...

Well there was a situation where I babysat with a friend once and it was a good thing we were both there (Although we were both over 18 at the time).

My friend's mom owned a home daycare that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,706
Posted By Starburst
If DCG has a hard time making friends outside of...

If DCG has a hard time making friends outside of daycare then it does make sense that the parents want to do something spectacular to impress the few friends she does have. I don't think their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,192
Posted By Starburst
I used to work at a home daycare in CA where the...

I used to work at a home daycare in CA where the owner had a dog who was free range all day during daycare hours (black lab; my boss even took the dog with her to the salon and bank and they would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By Starburst
Question Just For Fun: Third Person

I watch a 12 year old boy with autism who doesn't understand pronouns (you, me, us, we, they, him, her, etc.) Sometime when he wants to tell you he wants something he will say what he wants you to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,318
Posted By Starburst
likethis I think it could be a scam, I...

likethis

I think it could be a scam, I remember having a similar inquiry when I first moved (a few months ago). Same things mentioned above, they never even asked if I was interested or available,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By Starburst
I read an article similar to this topic on...

I read an article similar to this topic on care.com, it said they would consider a babysitter to be more for occasional care, like once or twice a month for date night and that a better describes a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,681
Posted By Starburst
At an FCC I used to work at one of the parents...

At an FCC I used to work at one of the parents would tell their kids to hug all their friends and the teachers good bye.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,128
Posted By Starburst
I have noticed a bigger trend lately in an...

I have noticed a bigger trend lately in an 'anti-time out movement' of sorts in child development for children under 4 in particular (It's practically becoming the new spanking debate).

Anyway,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By Starburst
Maybe you can look into medical code and billing,...

Maybe you can look into medical code and billing, you can work at home and freelance. After training you can do that and daycare at the same time until you can get more assignments.

If your good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,640
Posted By Starburst
I would tell them they need to separate them at...

I would tell them they need to separate them at home until they can see a professional about the younger one. If it breaks the skin, human bites can be worse than animal bites (infection wise)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By Starburst
Can he drink from a straw? It might help develop...

Can he drink from a straw? It might help develop the mouth (articulation) muscles. I had a ECE teacher that said most standard sippy cups can actually delay some speech because they get in the habit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By Starburst
That's what I was thinking, spitting is usually...

That's what I was thinking, spitting is usually considered a frowned upon action often seen as unsanitary or a sign of disrespect. But I suppose it can still be seen as an important skill for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,987
Posted By Starburst
Chances are they are trying to put the child to...

Chances are they are trying to put the child to bed too early (after dinner) or they expect the child to sleep 12 hours straight at night uninterrupted.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 23,327
Posted By Starburst
It depends on the child, I watch an autistic 12...

It depends on the child, I watch an autistic 12 year old boy who still can't tie his shoes and still needs help wiping, thought his mother and I both think he can do a lot more then he let's on....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,041
Posted By Starburst
It varies product to product, sometimes I just go...

It varies product to product, sometimes I just go by whats closest. One thing Walmart has that I like is on the Walmart app they compare prices of nearby places and will give you the difference to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,660
Posted By Starburst
likethis Also, one good thing about...

likethis

Also, one good thing about superhero play (especially with rowdy boys) is that you can remind them that Batman and Superman don't use guns or kill people (that's their #1 rule).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,660
Posted By Starburst
I was thinking about for my future program to for...

I was thinking about for my future program to for the most part ban toy guns and maybe only allowed older school age kids have water guns for outside play during the summer (where the object is to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,372
Posted By Starburst
likethis There are lots of chronic...

likethis

There are lots of chronic conditions that can cause diarrhea that aren't contagious or mean they are sick (IBS, food sensitivity, lactose intolerance, change of diet) I've been on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By Starburst
It depends on the need in your, infant spots are...

It depends on the need in your, infant spots are usually hard to find for parents since most places have a limit for infant spots.

Some parents might want to keep siblings together and not want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,247
Posted By Starburst
If you cinsider taking a few and doing unlicensed...

If you cinsider taking a few and doing unlicensed for a while, just make sure you look into your state's law about unlicensed care (some you can only watch children from one family some up to 4 or 5...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,516
Posted By Starburst
Do you have the kids wash their hands when they...

Do you have the kids wash their hands when they first come in? Most school age kids might just be taught to just wash their hands after using the bathroom, but if they only go to the bathroom once or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,247
Posted By Starburst
There is no 100% straight up answer because every...

There is no 100% straight up answer because every state's regs/ tax laws are different and childcare is a really unique home business in terms of taxes. Not to mention we don't know what's best for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,666
Posted By Starburst
That's why I mentioned it, I used to live in Cali...

That's why I mentioned it, I used to live in Cali (where I did my CD studies and was previously planning on opening my business). We moved out of state a few months ago.

Side note (bit OT): Since...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,666
Posted By Starburst
Basically, any child under a certain age (some...

Basically, any child under a certain age (some states it's 10 or 12, some under 18 if they are special needs) on your property counts. I have heard of only a few states where your own children don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By Starburst
It seems like they have a lot of pent up energy,...

It seems like they have a lot of pent up energy, how often do they go outside? Maybe more time outside (if possible, weather pending) will help.

Do you specialize in school age or were you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,915
Posted By Starburst
Sounds like she's one of those people who has to...

Sounds like she's one of those people who has to have the last word on everything because that message seemed totally unnecessary (unless her intention was to be passive agressive).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,653
Posted By Starburst
Oops, double post

Oops, double post
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,653
Posted By Starburst
One time my mom (who always sees herself as...

One time my mom (who always sees herself as progressive and for equal rights) was picking me up from a child development class and noticed a guy came out of the door and even commented that it would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,915
Posted By Starburst
I'm guessing that was her intention, either that...

I'm guessing that was her intention, either that or she's bluffing and wants you to waffle by offering to change your policy to 'win her back'; especially if she keeps messaging you when your not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,678
Posted By Starburst
likethis Next time she makes a comment like...

likethis

Next time she makes a comment like that mention: "That's interesting because DCB told me that she cries all the time at home and that you told him not to tell me, he also told me you told...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,377
Posted By Starburst
Mom seems to want the full time super nanny...

Mom seems to want the full time super nanny treatment on a part-time group care schedule and budget. She doesn't seem to understand that the center has functioned well before her daughter was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,514
Posted By Starburst
You can try planning an activity that DCK likes...

You can try planning an activity that DCK likes around that time if possible so he would rather stay then leave.

It might be tempting to tell him he won't have fun at the doctor with sister but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,978
Posted By Starburst
I'm not AA but my hair was always thick and...

I'm not AA but my hair was always thick and coarse and now without product it gets very dry due to overdying and heat/sun damage. when I was a kid I would sometimes try to use olive oil or cooking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,619
Posted By Starburst
Usually if your licensed there may be some shots...

Usually if your licensed there may be some shots or tests you are required to have (ik California requires current TB test for everyone who works/volunteers with children or the elderly because I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,439
Posted By Starburst
Yeah, there has to be a certain point where you...

Yeah, there has to be a certain point where you let them know there are boundaries to butt jokes. I guess in that boy (3) I used to watch's family they call butts 'dudaloids' (I'm not sure how to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By Starburst
That's one of the things I'm dreading about...

That's one of the things I'm dreading about daycare, planning meals. I'm not much of a cook and I plan on doing food program (I also want to try to avoid high allergy foods like peanut butter, which...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,439
Posted By Starburst
I noticed most little boys are obsessed with...

I noticed most little boys are obsessed with butts. One little boy at a co-op I student tought at once spanked me :eek: (this boy did have other behavioral issues). A 3 year old I used to watch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,619
Posted By Starburst
We didn't have anything against vaccinations, we...

We didn't have anything against vaccinations, we were just broke and didn't have insurance back then.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,619
Posted By Starburst
If you have a waiting list with over 47 people on...

If you have a waiting list with over 47 people on it you can always justify to licensing that you don't have enough room and that the other families seemed like a better fit for your program, you're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,453
Posted By Starburst
Just divide the number of hours per day by how...

Just divide the number of hours per day by how much you make for a day ($208= $2.5/hr). What you charge depends on what you can afford to live off of and the family can afford to pay (each state and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,619
Posted By Starburst
I think medical discrimination would be more if...

I think medical discrimination would be more if they could not get it for medical reasons such as being allergic to an ingredient in it (I had an ex who said he couldn't get the shot for cat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,317
Posted By Starburst
Maybe she's on food program. Or maybe her husband...

Maybe she's on food program. Or maybe her husband has a good paying job and she is just doing daycare for fun or to make her own money. Everyone's background/needs are different.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,313
Posted By Starburst
I think there are other ways to get incentive...

I think there are other ways to get incentive without money. You can gently remind parents that reviews and feedback is always welcome. You can also give annual surveys/questionnaires/performance...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,464
Posted By Starburst
I personally wouldn't use my finger, but I think...

I personally wouldn't use my finger, but I think some parents after a while just lose that initial gross-out after a kid or two. Like that Luvs diaper commercial about the new mom boiling all of her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,539
Posted By Starburst
That's one of my fears about taking infants when...

That's one of my fears about taking infants when I start. One family I used to babysit for when they were too sick for daycare told me the reason they put their children in a center was because they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,235
Posted By Starburst
It's true when you think about it. There are lots...

It's true when you think about it. There are lots of times when I listen to songs and think that it can apply to child care (EX: 'Let It Go' can remind you to pick your battles and talks about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By Starburst
I'm just saying that after awhile it can get a...

I'm just saying that after awhile it can get a little annoying if they pick those words all the time and you want them to have some variety to be more creative and spontaneous (semantic satiation can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,666
Posted By Starburst
Just take that as her notice and advertise for...

Just take that as her notice and advertise for the spot (if you need to), and don't take her back even if they come back begging (as you pointed out you already frequently broke your rules).

You...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,346
Posted By Starburst
You can also mention that tummy time is really...

You can also mention that tummy time is really beneficial for both physical and cognitive development and even help elivate their mood with freedom from constraint and controlled change of scenery...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By Starburst
It depends on the interest of the individual...

It depends on the interest of the individual child, each child is into different things. I would just try to stay away from the temptation of using tv, tablets, or any type of electronics since they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,134
Posted By Starburst
That's basically all you need to tell them: The...

That's basically all you need to tell them: The needs of your family has changed and you doing daycare is currently not in the best interest of all parties involved (including their family since you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,879
Posted By Starburst
She might be taking advantage of you because she...

She might be taking advantage of you because she knows that you are new to this business and that she is your only client, and assumes that because she's the client that it makes her your boss. Some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,077
Posted By Starburst
I just noticed the OP said DCB and everyone is...

I just noticed the OP said DCB and everyone is using a feminine reference for examples to DCK.:confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,366
Posted By Starburst
I currently don't have a daycare yet (I nanny for...

I currently don't have a daycare yet (I nanny for two families and am looking into legally starting off unlicensed as an approved listed DHS provider). It might help if you start off willing to take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By Starburst
The lady I used to work for had tons of 2nd...

The lady I used to work for had tons of 2nd generations. She even had one family where the dad (he was his mid 50's, his wife was in her late 30's/early 40s) came back with his young children from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,516
Posted By Starburst
Maybe try incorperating more sensory, like water/...

Maybe try incorperating more sensory, like water/ sand/ marbles/ gel/ shaving cream/ dry rice (maybe put down a tarp or a sheet if inside).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,125
Posted By Starburst
I would think the only problem with fish is that...

I would think the only problem with fish is that they often don't live very long (underfeeding/overfeeding), unless you have a lot of fish in a tank that look similar or are willing to run out to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,107
Posted By Starburst
I always wondered how that would work because...

I always wondered how that would work because when I was in taking child development classes for family child care, they said the state (CA at the time) says while anyone can drop off the the daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,505
Posted By Starburst
Exclamation Whose watching your baby monitor?

A man hacks into a baby video monitor and comments to nanny while she changes a diaper.

Makes me reconsider using these in the future.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,106
Posted By Starburst
My CD teachers usually pushed for more hands-on,...

My CD teachers usually pushed for more hands-on, child lead non-cookie cutter curriculums; but one of my teachers was like a child development Nazi where only her way was the right way. But, some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By Starburst
It sometimes depends on your state and where you...

It sometimes depends on your state and where you work. Some places also pay more based on how long you've been with them.

When I lived in California, one daycare I applied to work at had a pay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 871
Posted By Starburst
Some providers do their fees by pick up time...

Some providers do their fees by pick up time rather than actual amount of hours (I think Nannyde used to do this before she retired).

I would look over her policies and talk to her one more time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By Starburst
Well some home daycares do provide preschool or...

Well some home daycares do provide preschool or preschool activities (the one I worked at did). If you do preschool and think they are looking for a center I would say "I provide child care and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,875
Posted By Starburst
likethis That's what I was thinking with...

likethis

That's what I was thinking with most of them, especially since the one child will only eat carrots at daycare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By Starburst
I wouldn't call just because you already know...

I wouldn't call just because you already know he/she was kicked out for inappropriate behavior. Yeah there may be a few things she may have left out or not mentioned but she could have just as easily...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,132
Posted By Starburst
likethis OP: I noticed in some of the...

likethis

OP: I noticed in some of the previous posts you mentioned that your lead assistant is "pressuring you", "this is what my lead wanted me to do", "My lead has the right to hire and fire...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,787
Posted By Starburst
AA in Organizational and Behavioral Social...

AA in Organizational and Behavioral Social Science
AA in Liberal Arts: Multiple Subjects
Certificate of Achievement in ECE and CD (with over 40 credits in child development)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,238
Posted By Starburst
There could be lots of reasons for this: She...

There could be lots of reasons for this:
She sees it as a game
She thinks it's funny/cute
Manipulation/ control issues (only she knows where it is, others have to stop what they are doing to find...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,286
Posted By Starburst
When I saw "facetime" I thought you were talking...

When I saw "facetime" I thought you were talking about facetime on a smart phone and was about to say 'none'; since it's recommended children under 2 not be exposed to any type of screentime...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By Starburst
Maybe you can: *Teach them campfire songs (Home...

Maybe you can:
*Teach them campfire songs (Home on the Range, Kumbaya) or tell stories by the campfire (read a book related to camping)
*Play a nature (forest/rain) sounds CD
*Make native american...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,616
Posted By Starburst
Wow. That was actually the first thing that...

Wow. That was actually the first thing that popped in my head when I read this thread; that the mom might be trying to steal personal information (especially if she needs your social security...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,681
Posted By Starburst
Boy or girl, you can't go wrong with Dr. Seuss or...

Boy or girl, you can't go wrong with Dr. Seuss or Winnie the Pooh (unless her parents already have a collection).

My cousin's 5 year old son had a book called "Clark the Shark" (might be a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,750
Posted By Starburst
likethis I don't believe fear and respect...

likethis

I don't believe fear and respect are the same thing. After a while fear leads to distance and resentment. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying you shouldn't discipline (which comes from the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,226
Posted By Starburst
I know these are things we never want to accuse...

I know these are things we never want to accuse of lightly but playing devil's advocate here (no flames, just something to consider): The child is 4 years old, still in a diaper, and has always had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,196
Posted By Starburst
To me imagination is using original ideas or...

To me imagination is using original ideas or putting your own spin on things, that's just copy catting to me.

Side note: While I do like to occasionally quote shows/movies/songs randomly (only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,671
Posted By Starburst
One lady I used to work for had this thing about...

One lady I used to work for had this thing about no outside shoes in the house (She was kind of a germaphobe and it was part of her culture), but on the hardwood floors she would always have house...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,647
Posted By Starburst
Lightbulb likethis At the end of the day this is a...

likethis

At the end of the day this is a business. However that doesn't mean what the parent does (aside from child abuse/ endangerment) with their day is any of your business, just like what you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,332
Posted By Starburst
The weird thing is I can kind of understand the...

The weird thing is I can kind of understand the reasoning behind # 5 (except the pineapple thing), at least if you are planning on breast feeding. because I know doctors advise expecting mom to stay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,332
Posted By Starburst
Just For Fun: Old Wives Tales

We all know that there are hundreds of old wives tales, especially when it comes to parenting/child care. Some may have some truth to them, and some I think are just rumors started by bored and/or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,141
Posted By Starburst
It depends on your license type, in most states...

It depends on your license type, in most states even with an extra adult you cannot go over your ratio unless you have a large license that would allow you to take more kids (especially when it comes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,234
Posted By Starburst
likethis I would just respond "It's not for...

likethis

I would just respond "It's not for everyone, but I love what I do". No need to be nasty to them, some people only like their own kids (or kids of close friends/relatives) but not other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,525
Posted By Starburst
If nothing significant has changed in your...

If nothing significant has changed in your policies/rates or you don't have an expiration date on your contract (and licensing doesn't require it), then I wouldn't bother.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 22,209
Posted By Starburst
In a way, the 'babysitting' job I have now is...

In a way, the 'babysitting' job I have now is more about being the kids friend than his sitter/caregiver. The mom is always home, so she mostly just needs someone to keep him entertained (and...
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