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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By MCC
I started using Tadpoles about 3 months ago. I...

I started using Tadpoles about 3 months ago. I LOVE it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,163
Posted By MCC
By Traditional Financing, do you mean a personal...

By Traditional Financing, do you mean a personal mortgage?

Unfortunately, I live in the highest cost of living area in the country, and the property is about double what I am approved for on my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,163
Posted By MCC
Thanks for the replies! The zoning battle...

Thanks for the replies!

The zoning battle is getting more simple by the day, we now have the district Chair Man behind us, and the process should be expedited.

In my county, there is a Special...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,163
Posted By MCC
Has Anyone Used A SBA Loan For New Location?

Hello,

I am in the process of purchasing a large lot of land that has a house (where I would live) and two other buildings that would be childcare. I am currently licensed as a home daycare for 7...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 930
Posted By MCC
Thank you, I just looked into the square, and...

Thank you, I just looked into the square, and yeah, the fees are intense.

Thanks BC, I don't know why I fail at searching.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 930
Posted By MCC
payments by credit card

I tried to do a search, and came up with nothing. Does anyone use a credit card payment option that they like? I have two families wanting to use this service, and I thought that I could do it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By MCC
That's a good idea. That's pretty much how I came...

That's a good idea. That's pretty much how I came up with the new rate, I surveyed the parents and asked if they were interested in longer hours, and what they would be willing/able to pay for them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By MCC
Deposits and rate increase question

Good Morning!

I'm extending my hours to accommodate a new family, and have several currently enrolled families interested in the hour extension. I'm going from 8:15-5:15, to 7:30-6:00, I raised...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,174
Posted By MCC
Good luck to you! I've thought about doing...

Good luck to you!

I've thought about doing something else as well with my extra time. I used to be a flight attendant, and I would LOVE to go back and do that while the daycare runs back home....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,174
Posted By MCC
I have staff, so my answer is different. I...

I have staff, so my answer is different.

I am open 45 hours a week.

I do NOTHING daycare related outside of those hours.

I work from 8:15-9am, then my staff runs 9-11. Then I work with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,011
Posted By MCC
Boo...so time consuming to do it all at once!...

Boo...so time consuming to do it all at once! Thanks to you I just reviewed my claim and I was missing about 10 meals, thanks for the reminder! :hug:

I have a related question, does anyone know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,267
Posted By MCC
Right now we are in the very beginning of...

Right now we are in the very beginning of diagnosis. She had one attack when she was 18 months old while she had bronchitis. They called it a broncialspasm.

This past 4th of July she woke up in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,267
Posted By MCC
Thanks, I told DCM to get a note and to let me...

Thanks, I told DCM to get a note and to let me know what the DR says. Her rash was WAAAAY worse when I woke her up for pick up.

Also- my 3yo DD has just been diagnosed with asthma, she has had 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,267
Posted By MCC
Barking Cough and Raised Rash In 10 Month Old

Good afternoon all, I have a 10 month old here who started a barking cough on Sunday clear runny nose, and dry cry, no fever. She is eating normal and acting happy. When I changed her diaper around...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By MCC
I'm in Reston, in Fairfax co. I charge $280/week,...

I'm in Reston, in Fairfax co. I charge $280/week, and just started quoting $300/week, and am not having any issues getting people to tour. I am licensed for 7, and have full time staff.

Before I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By MCC
We got hit as well, that's so sad about the...

We got hit as well, that's so sad about the camper. I lost power for several hours, sent out an email that I would update in the AM and it was back on when I woke up.

It was a crazy fast storm.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,538
Posted By MCC
For me personally, I would not feel professional...

For me personally, I would not feel professional taking a kid to a personal outing. I started my home daycare as a nanny share, and at that point, absolutely I would take the 2 dcks with me on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,247
Posted By MCC
One of the moms exact words was "we have a spot...

One of the moms exact words was "we have a spot for E started Aug. 25th at the preschool. Since you are on vacation Aug 18-22, her last day will be Aug 16th, and DCD will stay home with her that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,247
Posted By MCC
Thank you all for the replies! It seems like this...

Thank you all for the replies! It seems like this is kinda a common issue. I am hoping that the parents just don't even realize that they are putting me in a sticky spot, but that's just me giving...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,247
Posted By MCC
This is an excellent idea. I am going to look...

This is an excellent idea. I am going to look into adding this into my contract. Thank you very much.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,247
Posted By MCC
Thanks for the feedback. This situation is...

Thanks for the feedback.

This situation is a total bummer.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,247
Posted By MCC
Spots Opening Right Before Paid Vacation, Does Your Contract Protect You?

Good morning!

I have 3 spots opening up Aug 16, I have a week planned paid vacation, Aug 18 which I notified parents of in the middle of May. 3 of the spots are kids leaving for preschool, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,011
Posted By MCC
I might be wrong, but I think you have to qualify...

I might be wrong, but I think you have to qualify for tier 1 in order to claim your own children. Also- if you live in a school district that has a certain percentage of kids on free lunch, you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,205
Posted By MCC
Your upcoming weekends do sounds busy! I...

Your upcoming weekends do sounds busy!

I get it all done during the week. I have a pretty organized system to make sure everything is getting done.

Do any of you have a SAFEWAY near you? I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,564
Posted By MCC
Oh Yes, his parents know about the violence. He...

Oh Yes, his parents know about the violence. He is termed, I'm just allowing him to finish out his last two weeks. Just trying to decide if I want to send him packing before that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,608
Posted By MCC
I hear fumbling around for sure. I hope you...

I hear fumbling around for sure. I hope you figure it out!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,564
Posted By MCC
:eek: Oh my, sounds like a lovely lady. He...

:eek: Oh my, sounds like a lovely lady.

He is in there for 1.5 hours if he doesn't fall asleep, and if he does, I get him when he wakes up. If I let him stay awake, and roam around the room, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,564
Posted By MCC
I do have this written in my contract, so I can...

I do have this written in my contract, so I can use it, I just am really struggling with this since he is so young, but I also do not want to send babies home with bruises. YKWIM?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,564
Posted By MCC
I really hope they do too, I feel so bad for him....

I really hope they do too, I feel so bad for him. They have a new baby due in September, it's going to be a RUDE awakening for them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,564
Posted By MCC
Painting with Poop out of Anger

I have a just turned 2 year old DCB who was termed last Friday for continuous hitting, pushing, etc. He hasn't been napping for the past 3 weeks, but instead has been screaming (not crying, play...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,856
Posted By MCC
Yeah, the $400 is for everyone except Reston,...

Yeah, the $400 is for everyone except Reston, it's ridiculous. I do know of a couple of ladies who have gotten the exception for 10-12 in a town house, so hopefully it will go through for you. I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,269
Posted By MCC
Oh my, what is he thinking? My landscapers...

Oh my, what is he thinking?

My landscapers seem to come at the worst time too, we are either just finishing getting 7 toddlers ready to go outside, or just have gotten 7 toddlers down for naps....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,856
Posted By MCC
In my county (fairfax) you HAVE to either have a...

In my county (fairfax) you HAVE to either have a county permit or a state license. I do not know about your county, but the virginia dss site has a listing of counties that require permit or license....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,856
Posted By MCC
I am renting the home I am doing it out of. The...

I am renting the home I am doing it out of. The biggest obsticle was finding someone who would rent to me. I find it worked better to go see the house/meet the owner, and then tell them I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,856
Posted By MCC
If you go through the state, not the county, and...

If you go through the state, not the county, and you only want 7 kids, you don't have to deal with zoning. It's only if you want the special exception permit that allows you 12 kids that you have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,460
Posted By MCC
I start by giving them a tour of the daycare. ...

I start by giving them a tour of the daycare. Then we go back to the main playroom, and I let them start with questions. When their questions start to dwindle down, I get out a copy of my policies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,051
Posted By MCC
Moving And Need Some Brainstorming Ideas

I am moving from DC to Va beach sometime in the next year. My only income is daycare. I run an extremely successful program, and money is not an issue, however, I do not have 6 months of income stock...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,856
Posted By MCC
Hi, welcome to NOVA. I am in Fairfax Co, so a...

Hi, welcome to NOVA. I am in Fairfax Co, so a little higher COL. Around me a quality in home provider charges anywhere from $250-$315. Some charge higher for infants, I don't, but it's not uncommon. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,768
Posted By MCC
I have a 13 week old boy here who started rolling...

I have a 13 week old boy here who started rolling this past weekend. You put him on his back, and he rolls to his stomach immediately. There is no way I'm standing over his crib the entire nap time,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,234
Posted By MCC
I always respond by asking them what they do for...

I always respond by asking them what they do for a living, then I tell them I could never do that job. Different strokes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,439
Posted By MCC
I agree, it all depends on where you live....

I agree, it all depends on where you live. Daycare cost go up and down with cost of living, but minimum wage does not. No matter where you are, your assistant is going to expect $9-10/hour,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,287
Posted By MCC
Back in the fall I posted numerous times about a...

Back in the fall I posted numerous times about a cousin group I had here. From day one we dealt with payment issues, DCMs were putting the babies to sleep on their stomachs with blankets, so they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,499
Posted By MCC
This is my program. I take 6 weeks to 3 years,...

This is my program. I take 6 weeks to 3 years, they go to preschool the fall they turn 3.

I am actually considering only doing 6 weeks to 2 years after my two 3 year olds head out this fall. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,809
Posted By MCC
I have one full time assistant, and a few subs...

I have one full time assistant, and a few subs that I use.

I agree with a lot of what daycare says, the most important is that they are not your friend. I am friendly with them, but no personal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,587
Posted By MCC
I have a great group of clients right now, I know...

I have a great group of clients right now, I know that they all respect me and my home. I don't have to worry about late payments or late pick ups etc. We have been smooth sailing for quite a while...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By MCC
These are all really good points. I guess...

These are all really good points.

I guess if a staff member had to call in sick, I would follow the same protocol as if I were sick, and use a personal day.

As far as food cost etc, I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By MCC
S/O Vacations, A staffing and payment question

Per contract, I take the week Christmas falls into, as well as one week in the summer. I also have 6 personal/sick days which are for last minute things, and I've never used them.

I've been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 996
Posted By MCC
Yeah, him being awake when everyone else is...

Yeah, him being awake when everyone else is asleep is just not something I'm interested in honestly. You know, he's one, so he destroys the playroom, bangs the pots and pans on things, constantly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 996
Posted By MCC
2 Naps to 1 Nap with Mixed Ages

My 13 mo DCB has been struggling with his afternoon nap for the past 3 months. He sleeps from 9-11am with the babies, and then from 1:30-3:30 with the whole group. Here, he takes the 9-11am nap, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,629
Posted By MCC
This is the "Facility Album" on my facebook page....

This is the "Facility Album" on my facebook page. It's changed a bit since I posted these.


https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1389335364641720.1073741829.1382430221998901&type=3

The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,863
Posted By MCC
I have a classic 70's style split foyer home. You...

I have a classic 70's style split foyer home. You walk in the front door and there are stairs leading up, and stairs leading down. The daycare is down, and my house is up. I know that, for me, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,118
Posted By MCC
Ugh...this is so frustrating. I know our...

Ugh...this is so frustrating.

I know our ages seem crazy, but there are 2 of us here and we often split up the group through out the day, it's not so bad.

I kept them in there for the whole...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,118
Posted By MCC
I'll also add that my own 3yo DD, who hasn't been...

I'll also add that my own 3yo DD, who hasn't been napping for the past 6 months, is asleep in her room...of course. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,118
Posted By MCC
None of Them Are Napping...How Long is Fair?

We've had a rocky week with naps, but today is awful. All 6 of the kids sleep in the same room, always have, they never wake each other up. This week for some reason, the 14 month old who has always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By MCC
I'm in the same boat. I have one open spot right...

I'm in the same boat. I have one open spot right now, and I am being incredibly choosy with who fills it. I have an excellent group of clients and kids right now (for the most part :lol:), and I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,106
Posted By MCC
While this is great information, this is the...

While this is great information, this is the county website. In Fairfax county, we either have to have a State License, or a County permit. From my experience, having a State License verses the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,106
Posted By MCC
I'm in Fairfax Co Va, in Reston, which is (I...

I'm in Fairfax Co Va, in Reston, which is (I think) I bit higher cost of living than Springfield. The average rate for in home infant care in Reston is anywhere from $200-$300, depending on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,617
Posted By MCC
I had the talk with mom and dad tonight. They...

I had the talk with mom and dad tonight. They seemed really concerned actually, and are taking this very seriously. They made an appointment with the pediatrician to talk to them about ways they can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,617
Posted By MCC
Thank you very much. I am hopeful that me and the...

Thank you very much. I am hopeful that me and the parents can sit down and have a open and honest conversation on Monday.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,617
Posted By MCC
The 20 month old. I really feel like this...

The 20 month old.

I really feel like this can be resolved, and I don't want them to term.

I really am trying to take your advice and not think in terms of money, but I already have one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,617
Posted By MCC
Well- DCM told me at drop off that they want to...

Well- DCM told me at drop off that they want to talk on Monday morning, both DCM and DCD. I'm just going to have to assume they are terming over this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,617
Posted By MCC
Thank you all so very much for your comments! ...

Thank you all so very much for your comments!

I talked to DCM of 20 mo today at pick up. She was really taken a back, which is strange b/c this isn't the first time I've mentioned it to her.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,617
Posted By MCC
Thank you for this response. He doesn't...

Thank you for this response.

He doesn't seem to be doing this b/c he wants a toy or wants something at all. He will be clear across the room from 13 mo and just charge at him and bring him to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,617
Posted By MCC
How to I phrase this to DCM without breaking her...

How to I phrase this to DCM without breaking her heart?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,617
Posted By MCC
I told DCM of 13mo we are working on a solution. ...

I told DCM of 13mo we are working on a solution.

I really don't have anywhere to separate him to, other than another room with my assistant.

He uses his body to push the babies around, he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,617
Posted By MCC
Yes, this is my concern.

Yes, this is my concern.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,617
Posted By MCC
Terming Aggressive 20 Month Old - Is This Fair?

I have a 20 mo DCB, he's been here for 3 months. We struggled in the first couple of weeks, but he has overall fit in to the program well.

The past few weeks he has been hitting and pushing the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,723
Posted By MCC
I'm on the other side of DC from you (in Northern...

I'm on the other side of DC from you (in Northern VA) and I agree with everything you said.

I'm in a planned community, and the average home here is mid 500k (that's for a 1800-2500 sq foot home)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,737
Posted By MCC
Thanks for asking! He is doing okay. He has...

Thanks for asking! He is doing okay. He has definitely warmed up to me, he loves being cuddly and gives me hugs and kisses all day long. He is still a bit of a pill with the other kids. He is a bit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,169
Posted By MCC
This is so nice!!! My backyard is a HUGE...

This is so nice!!!

My backyard is a HUGE HILL. I hate it. I have all kids under 3 and they struggle to get up the hill. We have about a 13x13 foot area that is flat :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,126
Posted By MCC
Electronic attendance? NO What state are you?...

Electronic attendance? NO
What state are you? VIRGINIA
Who paid for equipment? you/state N/A
If you paid, how much? initially and monthly? N/A

We are required to have parents sign in and out,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,231
Posted By MCC
I have a cleaning lady and I love it. It gives me...

I have a cleaning lady and I love it. It gives me much more time to spend with DD in the evenings. My daycare space is completely separate from my living area, so I can't do any cleaning during the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,831
Posted By MCC
I do not have Good Friday listed as a Holiday,...

I do not have Good Friday listed as a Holiday, but I am taking it as a personal day, only b/c I have a baby shower out of town that Saturday, and I need the drive time.

Next year, I have decided...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,591
Posted By MCC
My DD wore one from the time she was 5 months, up...

My DD wore one from the time she was 5 months, up until very recently (she's 3). The main thing I noticed with her was a reduction in droll, which was enough for me to keep using it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,455
Posted By MCC
I have a 3 yo DCG here going through the same...

I have a 3 yo DCG here going through the same thing. She just does not care about going in the potty. DCM is putting her in underwear, and I give it one try for the day. She will pee her pants and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,563
Posted By MCC
Oh my goodness. I am so glad you are okay. I'll...

Oh my goodness. I am so glad you are okay. I'll be praying for continued healing for you and your family.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,317
Posted By MCC
I am so sorry you are dealing with this, and...

I am so sorry you are dealing with this, and having such a hard time. After 4 long years of a failing marriage, my H and I decided to separate in December, and he will be living here until May 1....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,406
Posted By MCC
Nice! Congrats!

Nice! Congrats!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,350
Posted By MCC
Every time I have termed/had a family term, I...

Every time I have termed/had a family term, I wished I had already put a form together. I usually just write something up. "as of x date, care for ______ will no longer be offered. You are paid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,339
Posted By MCC
This. is. awesome.

This. is. awesome.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2014, 11:36 AM
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Views: 516
Posted By MCC
All of the babies I've had in my care, and my DD...

All of the babies I've had in my care, and my DD were/are breastfed. They all averaged 4oz every 3 hours. Some days a little more, some a little less. Breastmilk does get fattier as the baby gets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,782
Posted By MCC
1. I told 2.5 not to yell at my daughter upon...

1. I told 2.5 not to yell at my daughter upon arrival ( this one is about to land them a term notice)
2. I told same 2.5 to use the bathroom, repeat all day, every hour.
3. I told 2.5 to face her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,480
Posted By MCC
The CPR certification is required for me to leave...

The CPR certification is required for me to leave her alone with the kids. Part of my program is taking the older kids on field trips, and I can not do that without her getting the cert. I also am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,480
Posted By MCC
I do have an employee handbook, and she has...

I do have an employee handbook, and she has signed it.

Thank you for your time and advice!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,480
Posted By MCC
Thank you. To answer the bolded, I'm not...

Thank you.

To answer the bolded, I'm not sure. She keeps complaining she's not making enough money, but then she calls in sick/doesn't come in when it snows, and is continuously asking me if any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,480
Posted By MCC
Thank you, that is very helpful information.

Thank you, that is very helpful information.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,480
Posted By MCC
http://www.vec.virginia.gov/unemployed/resources/y...

http://www.vec.virginia.gov/unemployed/resources/your-unemployment-benefit-rights-and-responsibilities

This is the page I'm looking at, it's very grey...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,480
Posted By MCC
Also- She has refused to come in two days that...

Also- She has refused to come in two days that there was less than an inch of snow on the ground. That is also "not able to work" no?

That list is from DC, I'm actually in VA, I'm going to try to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,480
Posted By MCC
Thanks, I do have a call into them, so hopefully...

Thanks, I do have a call into them, so hopefully that will get back to me soon.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,480
Posted By MCC
This is what I am thinking about doing, also not...

This is what I am thinking about doing, also not sure if it's legal though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By MCC
What about trying to find a college student that...

What about trying to find a college student that can be on an "as needed" basis. I have 3 or 4 different women who I have approved as assistants for exactly this reason. That way when my regular...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,480
Posted By MCC
If You Have Staff: Unemployment Question

I think I need to fire my current assistant. She is not performing well, has not shown up to a CPR class 3 times that I keep scheduling her for. She has called out "sick" 3 times in the past month....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,197
Posted By MCC
I also charge full rate for anything past 2...

I also charge full rate for anything past 2 weeks. There is a HUGE demand for infant care in my area. I have been open 2 years, and I have had 4 families hold a spot for over 3 months at the full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,509
Posted By MCC
I spend about $250/week for my family of 3, and 6...

I spend about $250/week for my family of 3, and 6 daycare kids (only 3 of them eat food). I have tried many many times to lower this, but it keeps getting back to the $250. I don't use any processed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,257
Posted By MCC
This is horrible, so sad. My assistant and...

This is horrible, so sad.

My assistant and I were just talking about getting more serious about our fire drills. We do them once a month, but it's always ideal timing. I think it would really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,382
Posted By MCC
My DD is the same. The only soap products we have...

My DD is the same. The only soap products we have had success with is California baby. It is super expensive, but you only have to use a tiny bit and it gets the job done. We use their lotion and sun...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By MCC
I have had two babies here who have not liked my...

I have had two babies here who have not liked my husband, it is strange. The older kids like him more than me, because he is a big kid himslef :lol:

I have been seriously considering going to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By MCC
All of my parents pay me by bank transfer. I get...

All of my parents pay me by bank transfer. I get the money immediately.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,679
Posted By MCC
I tell them. A serious past boyfriend of...

I tell them.

A serious past boyfriend of mine was killed in a car accident last Saturday, the funeral is this Saturday, 8 hours away. I emailed parents Monday evening telling them I would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,077
Posted By MCC
I am renting my house, we have an addendum in our...

I am renting my house, we have an addendum in our lease that explains that I am allowed to have the business here, as long as I operate legally, licensed, and carry liability insurance.

How long...
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