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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,001
Posted By Lucy
Ha... we wish! Not in my state. IF the teacher...

Ha... we wish! Not in my state. IF the teacher is lucky to have a parent volunteer, then they get some help. Otherwise, no teachers' aides. And class sizes? More like 30ish, unfortunately.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,233
Posted By Lucy
Huggies diapers and Kirkland (Costco) wipes. ...

Huggies diapers and Kirkland (Costco) wipes. Pampers smell weird to me lol. Like powder or something. Don't like the feel of them either. LOVE Huggies.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,160
Posted By Lucy
I still laugh at a little girl I had about 19...

I still laugh at a little girl I had about 19 years ago who had obviously heard an adult use a particular saying. She tried to repeat it, but didn't quite get it right.

Something startled her,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 734
Posted By Lucy
New kind of Daycare!

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152452463152807


It's called "A Daycare for kids from Horror Movies". It's just for fun. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,813
Posted By Lucy
To be perfectly honest, I do absolutely nothing. ...

To be perfectly honest, I do absolutely nothing.

I think you're either the type to get sick easily, or you're not.

I'm no doctor, and I don't criticize anyone taking all the vitamins and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,953
Posted By Lucy
I get paid the same amount no matter what. No...

I get paid the same amount no matter what. No credits for sickness/holiday/vacation -- whether theirs, mine, or the kids. Same amount all year.

I take 8 vacation days and 8 holidays.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,887
Posted By Lucy
Thank you all so much! :hug: You had...

Thank you all so much! :hug:


You had great insight for me. I especially like this line:

"Just keep looking for a position that's more compatible with your life right now. I bet when you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,887
Posted By Lucy
I turned it down about an hour after she left a...

I turned it down about an hour after she left a message offering it to me. :(

I was afraid of the low hours, low-ish pay, working on Sundays, working with levels of Alzheimer's way beyond my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,607
Posted By Lucy
http://www.katu.com/news/investigators/Father-of-b...

http://www.katu.com/news/investigators/Father-of-baby-who-died-after-left-in-car-It-was-an-accident-279627632.html

Someone had mentioned wanting to see an updated news article on this story. Dad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,887
Posted By Lucy
I'm probably going to wish I had said yes. ...

I'm probably going to wish I had said yes. That's why the decision was so hard! Not sure why I can't take the leap. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,887
Posted By Lucy
Oh sorry, I was thinking I said this in my OP. I...

Oh sorry, I was thinking I said this in my OP. I turned them down. I saw the call on caller ID and purposely didn't answer it so she'd leave a message and give me time to think before responding. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,859
Posted By Lucy
Me three! I'd love it! I went to two...

Me three! I'd love it! I went to two Kindergarten graduations this June. (I only have before/after kids right now, so I was able to go.) Loved it! I'd be proud, in your situation, to accompany...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,887
Posted By Lucy
Got Another Job After 20 Years Of Daycare. But.....

I'm still going back and forth in my mind about this whole issue.

Ok, for background, I've done Daycare for over 20 years, and right now I just have before/after school kids. For some reason,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,607
Posted By Lucy
It Happened Again. 6 Month Old Death

A 6 month old died in dad's car at a large company near me. The expert they interviewed on one of the news channels suggested a few things parents can do to prevent this, and at the end of her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,740
Posted By Lucy
Somehow this double posted 45 minutes later. ...

Somehow this double posted 45 minutes later. Weird!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,740
Posted By Lucy
My usual 8 days. And I take 8 vacation days as...

My usual 8 days. And I take 8 vacation days as well. ALL PAID.

New Year's Day
Memorial Day
4th of July (which will actually be Friday the 3rd)
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
^Day after ^
Day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,713
Posted By Lucy
What do you like best about working in child...

What do you like best about working in child care?
I'm my own boss, no dress code, no commute, no ANNOYING co-workers, no office gossip, no annual reviews, no arbitrary production standards, etc....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,461
Posted By Lucy
Yes, I get what both of you are saying. But we...

Yes, I get what both of you are saying. But we need to realize that the way it comes off to US is from our experience with multitudes of interviews over many years. This is their FIRST time. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,461
Posted By Lucy
Maybe you said, but I assume this is their first...

Maybe you said, but I assume this is their first child? Are they fairly young? Mid 20's-ish?

Please put yourselves in their position. This is their first experience with a baby. This is their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,184
Posted By Lucy
likethis likethis likethis likethis I...

likethis likethis likethis likethis

I think your theory made perfect sense. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,184
Posted By Lucy
Dang it! They got me!! I almost always check...

Dang it! They got me!! I almost always check the original date, but didn't on this one for some reason.

Do you notice, however, that many times when an old thread is resurrected, it's by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,467
Posted By Lucy
I'm sorry to go totally OFF topic here, but just...

I'm sorry to go totally OFF topic here, but just need to say -- when your picture first catches my eye, it looks like a curled up snake. LOL. Is it just me?? :eek: :lol: :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,184
Posted By Lucy
Just brainstorming.... could you maybe get...

Just brainstorming.... could you maybe get some of those disposable booties (Costco? Cash & Carry on the west coast?), and have them in a basket by the front door? That way if you have someone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,269
Posted By Lucy
30-32 maybe

30-32 maybe
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,269
Posted By Lucy
Quote from a mom at my interview today

She's starting a new job as a preschool teacher. I asked what age, and she said 4 yr olds. She said she didn't want 2 yr olds because she "wanted to TEACH, not just BABYSIT".

The "babysit" was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,855
Posted By Lucy
1st day of school in the 70's vs. Today

This is so accurate. It compares sending your kids off to school in the 70's vs. today. I started Kindergarten in 1968, so this is talking about my childhood! It was amazing to read that portion...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,118
Posted By Lucy
Another thought... Are you discussing the...

Another thought...

Are you discussing the type of milk because they're asking?

I just buy my groceries and feed them to the kids. I don't run it past the parents. If they did ask, (never had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,630
Posted By Lucy
Not at ALL!!! :) I had a girl from age 1...

Not at ALL!!! :)

I had a girl from age 1 through 3. Mom was expecting, and asked if I'd take the baby. I had previously decided not to take any more newborns, so I said, "Congratulations!! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,659
Posted By Lucy
This Summer, we've been gone more than home. ...

This Summer, we've been gone more than home. (Five kids, Ages 6-11)

During the school year, they walk to/from school (around the corner), but I will take/pick up if it's raining.

Done it for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,118
Posted By Lucy
Yes. This. I was scrolling before I...

Yes. This.

I was scrolling before I posted. Was going to say that I'm in the camp of serving whole until their 2nd birthday, and 1% after that ... IF they love milk and ask for it!! Milk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,498
Posted By Lucy
Electrical cord taped to wall. Missing trim...

Electrical cord taped to wall.

Missing trim piece where wall/carpet meet.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,980
Posted By Lucy
Plus my 20 makes 670

Plus my 20 makes 670
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,609
Posted By Lucy
Yes, I did the separate areas when I've had mixed...

Yes, I did the separate areas when I've had mixed ages. Especially once Summer started. I moved things around so that the "big kids" would have their own space. The "little kids" weren't allowed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,609
Posted By Lucy
I have 5 kids right now. All SA'ers. Two going...

I have 5 kids right now. All SA'ers. Two going into 1st grade, and one each going into 4th, 5th, and 6th. I've had two of them since birth (now ages 6 and 11), and the rest since age 2.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,055
Posted By Lucy
What about looking into better or more creative...

What about looking into better or more creative forms of advertising? Other than a local newspaper, where do you advertise?

Maybe try some fliers that you put up in grocery stores, at the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,122
Posted By Lucy
To most families, those would be "healthy" items....

To most families, those would be "healthy" items. I think more families than not have those things in their cupboards on any given day. If OP hadn't said the word "healthy" in her request, they'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,625
Posted By Lucy
No thank you.

No thank you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,625
Posted By Lucy
Totally wasn't talking about not being able to...

Totally wasn't talking about not being able to solve the problem. :rolleyes:
I have all school-agers.
That was me putting my backspace key to work...................

I was trying not to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,625
Posted By Lucy
...... I can't .......

...... I can't .......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,625
Posted By Lucy
Putting her in some kind of special clothing to...

Putting her in some kind of special clothing to block her is analogous to putting a dunce cap on her. :rolleyes:

Oh, and I'm not talking about tight-fitting jeans, or anything that kids wear...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,523
Posted By Lucy
I always charge more when someone new comes in. ...

I always charge more when someone new comes in. The older families do get raised, but never actually reach the amount that newer ones are paying.

I have two families that started about a year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,826
Posted By Lucy
They call me by my first name. In my 20 years,...

They call me by my first name. In my 20 years, I've had two parents (a few years apart) introduce me to their child as Miss Firstname, and they were both from the South. After the parent left, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,486
Posted By Lucy
She's worried about KIDS getting Chicken Pox from...

She's worried about KIDS getting Chicken Pox from the Shingles lady. It can happen.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,486
Posted By Lucy
I think it's enough to just ask her not to...

I think it's enough to just ask her not to deliver and pick up until her spots are gone. You don't need to tell ANYONE else ANYTHING. It's medical privacy. Even if they ask. Just state you're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,833
Posted By Lucy
I think you basically just wrote what you need to...

I think you basically just wrote what you need to send in. Just state the facts as you told them to us. Think about what a police officer would write when he writes his reports about the incidents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By Lucy
Sorry, Mom!!

Sorry, Mom!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,914
Posted By Lucy
Here's what I've done (because I'm a big chicken...

Here's what I've done (because I'm a big chicken when it comes to possibly offending someone or having them ask confrontational questions!! LOL)

I type up a notice "as if " it's going to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 917
Posted By Lucy
These look very cool for my 6-11 yr old DC kids. ...

These look very cool for my 6-11 yr old DC kids. I'm not so sure I'd let any younger than 4 play with them though without really close supervision.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,779
Posted By Lucy
I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking that our...

I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking that our society over washes our hands!! I mentioned that on the "Dr. Claire" thread. I'm almost always the odd man out on just about everything, so it's good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 17,253
Posted By Lucy
YES!!! You said it well. I ditto all of what...

YES!!! You said it well. I ditto all of what you said!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 17,253
Posted By Lucy
I only read through the first 8-10 responses, but...

I only read through the first 8-10 responses, but I have to say I kind of agree with this doctor.

This:

"Already I get lots of parents complaining about how daycare makes their kids sick -- and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By Lucy
We refinanced January 2013 with no problem. But...

We refinanced January 2013 with no problem. But I have a 6-figures IRA :) I think that helped!

May I suggest Wells Fargo. They've been wonderful with us every time.

If you are underwater...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,042
Posted By Lucy
Agree

Agree
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,042
Posted By Lucy
I graduated from elementary (6th), from Jr. High...

I graduated from elementary (6th), from Jr. High (9th), and then from High School. Didn't go to pre-school, and have no memory if there was a K graduation. This was in Los Angeles area in the 70's....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,695
Posted By Lucy
I hear similar to this a lot. Like the Friday...

I hear similar to this a lot. Like the Friday before Labor Day or something, a mom will say, "Bob and I both have Monday off, so Junior won't be here." I just look at them and say "I'm closed. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,695
Posted By Lucy
Yeah, that was me. I was going to read all these...

Yeah, that was me. I was going to read all these and then post that little charming tidbit. LOL

Funny thing is, I took the newborn, and had her for 12 years! She's now ready to turn 15, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,216
Posted By Lucy
I'm 51, overweight, done DC 20 years, and no back...

I'm 51, overweight, done DC 20 years, and no back problems. Just depends on your body and different circumstances I think. Sorry you're having problems!! :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By Lucy
What kind of "training"? In most states, to be...

What kind of "training"? In most states, to be licensed, you have to meet several requirements such as -- First Aid certified, Some sort of introductory type class on your state's regulations, have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,221
Posted By Lucy
I had a mom of THREE kids stiff me like that. ...

I had a mom of THREE kids stiff me like that. Excuse after excuse. She had me feeling sorry for her situation, and I guess I let her get away with the excuses waaayyyy too long. I watched 3 kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,671
Posted By Lucy
I have written a letter that appears to be for...

I have written a letter that appears to be for "all parents", but it's really only for one family. I mean, I only GIVE it to the one family. I write it so that they think it's for everyone:

TO...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,336
Posted By Lucy
Did you interview other parents? Honestly, I'd...

Did you interview other parents? Honestly, I'd call your 2nd choice family and give them the spot.

If not, and this other family comes back in 10 weeks or whatever, I'd say that I've had a slight...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,440
Posted By Lucy
Just curious as I've never heard that term..... ...

Just curious as I've never heard that term..... what is "crunchy"?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,234
Posted By Lucy
Ok, but the difference is that she's USDA. I'm...

Ok, but the difference is that she's USDA. I'm pretty sure their definition, for the purposes of food quantities and such, are different than our state's definition for the purposes of ratios and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,234
Posted By Lucy
I don't know for sure, but I kinda think it reads...

I don't know for sure, but I kinda think it reads "under 6" in our regulations for Oregon. I don't think the term "school-age" is even used. But basically, they're kind of defining "school-age" as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,834
Posted By Lucy
I buy cheap flip-flops in all their sizes and...

I buy cheap flip-flops in all their sizes and keep them here. I found them at Target one year for $1 !!! Old Navy usually has a sale for them really cheap too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,912
Posted By Lucy
Congrats on the baby!! :hug:

Congrats on the baby!! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,278
Posted By Lucy
Well, Ocean City puts a whole new spin on things!...

Well, Ocean City puts a whole new spin on things!

The WA coast is VERY rainy. If it's not raining, it's socked in and gloomy. I'm sure there are clear days, but they're hit and miss.

Sorry!!!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,278
Posted By Lucy
I'm from across the river in Oregon, but have...

I'm from across the river in Oregon, but have family in and near Seattle, so we go there several times a year.

I'm also a SoCal transplant! Have lots of family and friends in and around the SF...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,614
Posted By Lucy
I think my name is No-No.

I think my name is No-No.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,444
Posted By Lucy
Sorry to be completely off topic, but do you have...

Sorry to be completely off topic, but do you have 2 garages??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,120
Posted By Lucy
Really doesn't matter what any of us think,...

Really doesn't matter what any of us think, including your husband. Schools have a ZERO tolerance policy on hitting. Even if you're defending yourself, you can't hit or attack in any way. Your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By Lucy
Art is great. Maybe not for the 1 year old LOL,...

Art is great. Maybe not for the 1 year old LOL, but the older of the bunch can always grab some supplies and create something. It's a good go-to when you need them to be quiet.

Here's a recent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,768
Posted By Lucy
Holy cow, I need my eyes checked. Glancing at...

Holy cow, I need my eyes checked. Glancing at the thread titles, I had to give this one a second look. I thought it said "Boiling infant." :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,286
Posted By Lucy
I charge the same amount.

I charge the same amount.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,153
Posted By Lucy
I vote for bye bye today. I know it's hard, but...

I vote for bye bye today. I know it's hard, but with the problem at the previous center, and her troubles with you, it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,796
Posted By Lucy
Many items can be found in your house. Don't...

Many items can be found in your house. Don't throw things away - it's amazing what kids will make out of basically, trash! Give them scraps of stuff, and they'll make art out of it!! Also, ask...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,965
Posted By Lucy
I currently have two Kinders. They're both...

I currently have two Kinders. They're both girls. In my experience, the boys, of any age, have always been more difficult for me. I can't pinpoint it, but I guess I just relate better to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By Lucy
likethislovethis:p

likethislovethis:p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By Lucy
This is just me, but if I do any raises for...

This is just me, but if I do any raises for CURRENT families, I do it effective Jan 1st with about 4 weeks notice. However, I try not to raise current families, and just raise for new ones coming...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By Lucy
Wednesday, Could you enlarge that portion of your...

Wednesday, Could you enlarge that portion of your screen so big that the buttons are further apart and easier to "hit" the right one??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,305
Posted By Lucy
Coming from a "fluffy" person from a "fluffy"...

Coming from a "fluffy" person from a "fluffy" family with "fluffy" nieces and nephews, some of which have been in my care .... trust me, THEY KNOW.

They know that they, the parents, are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,511
Posted By Lucy
Huh? My answer was in general. Not...

Huh?

My answer was in general. Not directed AT you, just quoted you to explain what specifically I dislike about it.

"I am curious how many people disagree with the QRIS mainly because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,926
Posted By Lucy
I see that (so far) 1 person supports it...

I see that (so far) 1 person supports it completely. I'm not judging or criticizing at all here, but I'd LOVE to hear positives about this system. I can't find any on my own, so please help me,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,511
Posted By Lucy
I disagree with it because I don't want to run a...

I disagree with it because I don't want to run a scheduled, daily curriculum. That's not why I'm a Provider. I'm a safe, happy, fun place for kids to come while their parents work. That's it. I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,511
Posted By Lucy
I've been clear elsewhere on the forum that I am...

I've been clear elsewhere on the forum that I am strongly against this program. I have no interest in stars. I get my clients from ads in our local newspaper, and occasionally, from personal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,979
Posted By Lucy
It's not rude. I think they will sense your...

It's not rude. I think they will sense your frustration and try not to run over them. Maybe?? LOL

Very frustrating indeed. I'd be pulling my hair out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,430
Posted By Lucy
I take 8 holidays, and 8 vacation days. In 20...

I take 8 holidays, and 8 vacation days. In 20 years, I've been sick TWO days... and they were many, many years apart - didn't affect the same families.

The parents pay me the exact same amount...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,029
Posted By Lucy
I'm a wuss sometimes about being direct, so what...

I'm a wuss sometimes about being direct, so what I'd probably do is ... next time you see her get the bottles out of her bag, I'd say "Oh, just put it right there on the table for me. I'll get it." ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,343
Posted By Lucy
This is such a small thing, but I wouldn't...

This is such a small thing, but I wouldn't survive without the ALARM feature on my smart phone. I have 2 standing alarms I use 5 days a week, and then if there's anything else, I will set an alarm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,468
Posted By Lucy
The bank will tell you exactly what they require...

The bank will tell you exactly what they require to prove income. I'm pretty sure they'll ask for your tax return and bank statement. On the taxes, they'll look at the amounts before AND after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,302
Posted By Lucy
YES!! I don't do daily sheets or anything, but I...

YES!! I don't do daily sheets or anything, but I have one mom (whose kids are 6 & 11 and have been here since birth!!!) who almost always says "so........ good day?". I've started to just say,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By Lucy
I'm really not sure. And I think a lot of it is...

I'm really not sure. And I think a lot of it is because I really don't have high hopes of getting 3 for each age group. But another reason might be because the bunch I have now are all ages 6-11,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By Lucy
Yeah, I worry about that too... filling the...

Yeah, I worry about that too... filling the spots AND keeping them filled.

A part time job probably wouldn't work for me because of my responsibilities to my mom.

Thanks for your input!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By Lucy
That's my BIG question too!! My town is fairly...

That's my BIG question too!! My town is fairly small, and a little bit isolated. We don't get people from the towns nearby, because they aren't nearby! I guess there's no other way to find out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By Lucy
You think they wait that long to think about it? ...

You think they wait that long to think about it? I was actually thinking it was getting kind of late to have just started advertising for Fall. I was hoping they'd start making their plans over the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By Lucy
Most are 2 1/2 to 3 hours, but the commercial one...

Most are 2 1/2 to 3 hours, but the commercial one offers full day care, which has time for preschool if they choose.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By Lucy
lol... I posted a last sentence to my original...

lol... I posted a last sentence to my original post at the same time as you were asking this question!

Thanks for your input.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By Lucy
Will This Work? Need Your Input!

During my 20 years, I've always had mixed ages. It just so happened that this school year, I have ages Kindergarten through 5th grade.

My two Kinders are both PM, so I've had from 12:50 to 3:40...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,194
Posted By Lucy
Totally hurt. And offended! He didn't ASK...

Totally hurt. And offended!

He didn't ASK you if you thought it was a good idea to buy, he TOLD you he was buying it this weekend.

You used to enjoy the activity of riding together, and he has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,322
Posted By Lucy
I'm the opposite of most of you. I have SA, but...

I'm the opposite of most of you. I have SA, but won't take infants anymore. (used to). The youngest I'll go now is about 20 months.

I currently have all SA, but not by choice, necessarily,...
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