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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,224
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Dear DCM Please refrain from talking about...

Dear DCM

Please refrain from talking about my ex while you are here. I'm sure you understand he's my ex for a reason. (Big smile) Thanks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,146
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Sometimes learning can be messy :ouch: Please...

Sometimes learning can be messy :ouch:
Please send extra clothes, but nothing dressy!

We learn in class and digging in dirt
Please send extra pants and shirts

For messy days when fun times...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,156
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Is tuition based on attendance or enrollment? If...

Is tuition based on attendance or enrollment? If based on enrollment perhaps she's thinking she's already paid for care so why not send him? I don't think it would be fair to ask her to keep him home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,738
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Maybe she asked just to get Nana off her back

Maybe she asked just to get Nana off her back
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,396
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Done :)

Done :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,225
Posted By MamaBearCanada
I don't know if this would work with licensing...

I don't know if this would work with licensing regs...

Could you make a temporary fence for a smaller area with wooden garden stakes and plyboard or thick plastic mesh back & forth between the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,137
Posted By MamaBearCanada
We had an icecream van one. The main thing that...

We had an icecream van one. The main thing that helped with durability was taping weak spots or where things connected to help reinforce the cardboard.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,340
Posted By MamaBearCanada
We have an outside play house they love. Mini...

We have an outside play house they love. Mini gardening gear and a small raised bed to dig in. A sandbox with a lid. Chalk. Plastic Or camping dishes for pretend picnics and BBQs. Hula hoops. Balls.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,677
Posted By MamaBearCanada
So glad you have pulled through! Wish you a...

So glad you have pulled through! Wish you a lifetime of happiness. You are such a strong woman and an inspiration. Take care of yourself.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By MamaBearCanada
What about stating your hours are 7.30-5 with...

What about stating your hours are 7.30-5 with staggered rates for time used? Blackcat & NannyDe do rates based on time used so they could explain it better. So the base rate could be for something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,505
Posted By MamaBearCanada
In England we would have called that "Playing...

In England we would have called that "Playing dumb (ignorant)"

Feigning ignorance?
Forum: Curriculum 03-18-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,463
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Benefits of FingerPainting

Just read this article and really liked it so just thought I'd share :)

http://nothingbutgenius.com/2012/02/06/15-reasons-to-finger-paint/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,808
Posted By MamaBearCanada
At the bottom of the recipe it says "not safe to...

At the bottom of the recipe it says "not safe to be digested." It looks great but I couldn't use it with 2 of my kids. I'd also worry about allergies to ingredients in the conditioner.

It is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,560
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Response options: #1. Blunt - Check the...

Response options:

#1. Blunt
- Check the handbook. :ouch:


#2. Question time

- DCM: Can DCB come back tomorrow?
You: CAN DCB come back tomorrow?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,484
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Good to know! When I was looking for alternatives...

Good to know! When I was looking for alternatives for fever reducers a US website mentioned a Bayer's children's aspirin so I assumed (wrongly) that it must be ok. We don't have children's aspirin...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,484
Posted By MamaBearCanada
I forgot about the dangers of flu this year - yes...

I forgot about the dangers of flu this year - yes I'd go in.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,484
Posted By MamaBearCanada
My doc told us that a cool bath can make things...

My doc told us that a cool bath can make things worse. Changes in temperature make them shiver which sends the temp up even higher. Sponging just pressure points can help - forehead, wrists, neck,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,586
Posted By MamaBearCanada
I havent tried this but if she likes soothes what...

I havent tried this but if she likes soothes what about something like this
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By MamaBearCanada
We did it yesterday. We decorated mini cupcakes...

We did it yesterday. We decorated mini cupcakes with pink frosting and sprinkles. We did heart stamping with kitchen towel rolls and red paint. The littlest ones did fingerprinting over hearts I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,892
Posted By MamaBearCanada
For me it would depend on the regulations and how...

For me it would depend on the regulations and how much you want to deal with issues like type of kitchen required - would it have to be industrial standard, food safety and handling certification,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,586
Posted By MamaBearCanada
I would close early but either before or after...

I would close early but either before or after lunch. If you close at 1.45 it disrupts naptime and you also risk missing the concert if a parent picks up late. I would charge for a 1/2day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,802
Posted By MamaBearCanada
I nursed whenever I needed to. Usually but not...

I nursed whenever I needed to. Usually but not always with a cover but never exposed. All parents knew I would be nursing and were fine with it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,761
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Part time but set days each week: $30/day for...

Part time but set days each week:
$30/day for 8.15-5 & $5/15mins extra up to closing time. $1/min after closing time.

OR

If she wants all days available then charge fulltime with a late fee...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,279
Posted By MamaBearCanada
This is misinformation and misleading. While...

This is misinformation and misleading. While these are probably the most common methods of transmission Hep B is spread through blood and infected body fluids. Sharing, even unintentionally, nail...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,879
Posted By MamaBearCanada
This is what I found ...

This is what I found

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dhs/BCAL-PUB-0724_212611_7.pdf

They must be in age appropriate cribs or beds
R400.1916(13)

If you are sleeping they must be on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 673
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Touch and feel books Fake flowers Felt ...

Touch and feel books
Fake flowers
Felt
Fabric of different colours textures - silk, velvet, cotton, wool, tulle, fleece, denim
Paper and cardboard
Sandpaper - scraps or cut into letters
Foam...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,332
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Snowflakes made with pipe cleaners twisted...

Snowflakes made with pipe cleaners twisted together or Popsicle Sticks glued together. Can add paint and glitter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,280
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Thoughts and prayers with you. Praying you will...

Thoughts and prayers with you. Praying you will receive lots of love and support from family and friends. So sorry.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,518
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Hair dryer?

Hair dryer?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,175
Posted By MamaBearCanada
I only have 3-5 DCKs here at a time 2 of which...

I only have 3-5 DCKs here at a time 2 of which are my own. I just say right now I'm snuggling/talking with Sally but you can have a turn when I'm done. I do this for my own kids and the DCKs. I like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,062
Posted By MamaBearCanada
I don't work in a center but there are some...

I don't work in a center but there are some checklists online. You could laminate them & use a dry erase pen. Check off through the day then wipe off & start again each day.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,871
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Congrats!!! Cars and trucks Baby doll &...

Congrats!!!

Cars and trucks
Baby doll & small blanket
Kitchen & play dishes (food too but isn't necessary)
Wood blocks
Balls
Mega blocks
Instruments
Dress up - or at least some accessories
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,701
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Oooops :lol:

Oooops :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,701
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Why don't you just address the book to the...

Why don't you just address the book to the parents & child? They will all enjoy it and then everyone is covered.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,854
Posted By MamaBearCanada
What about using the magnetic name lanyards? Just...

What about using the magnetic name lanyards? Just trade out any magnets you think are a choking hazard for bigger ones. Or use regular name lanyards and sew them on. Or they have clips you can attach...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By MamaBearCanada
I've never used it before but would playdoh work?

I've never used it before but would playdoh work?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,160
Posted By MamaBearCanada
I have no idea what is involved in running a...

I have no idea what is involved in running a center. I am wondering though if you would be allowed to rent out the space evenings and weekends for meetings or kids' birthday parties and if that would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Stickers, little notebooks, crayons, ball.

Stickers, little notebooks, crayons, ball.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,117
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Could you make them out of small shadow boxes...

Could you make them out of small shadow boxes superglued shut? You might only be able to see one side though. And I don't know if you can get plastic not glass covers with those.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,204
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Shoes off here. I feel it's more hygienic. I have...

Shoes off here. I feel it's more hygienic. I have all hardwood and require slippers with a rubber/leather base or the socks with grips. In the summer they often go barefoot indoors.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,122
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Right now I only have 2 (plus my own 2) I...

Right now I only have 2 (plus my own 2)

I got one the Leapfrog Letter Factory Phonics and the other the Little People Stable and Animal set.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,712
Posted By MamaBearCanada
The 3 degrees and 32 degrees are we talking C or...

The 3 degrees and 32 degrees are we talking C or F? Because that makes a BIG difference...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,642
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Between 15 & 18m.

Between 15 & 18m.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,433
Posted By MamaBearCanada
My DCKs have mainly been teachers kids or those...

My DCKs have mainly been teachers kids or those that work in the school system in some way. I am closed 10 paid holidays (Easter, Christmas and such). I am closed unpaid 1 week for March Break, all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,762
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Kitchen & tea party sets. Add some small...

Kitchen & tea party sets. Add some small notebooks and pencils and they can take orders.

Dress up & accessories.

Sensory bottles.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,163
Posted By MamaBearCanada
If you want to keep the family & the Aunt...

If you want to keep the family & the Aunt absolutely has to pick up have DCM or DCD text when she is 5 mins away. Have DCK ready and hand off silently at door. She doesn't enter. She doesn't talk....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By MamaBearCanada
I agree with the others I would raise at the...

I agree with the others I would raise at the review. If you really like her you might want to do more than the 3% if you think she might leave to work elsewhere.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By MamaBearCanada
This report says a raise of 3% a year is the new...

This report says a raise of 3% a year is the new normal. So about 25c based on her current wage, although that would be for the full year. If you really like her you could do 25c now and another 25c...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By MamaBearCanada
New toothbrush, toothpaste, nice facecloth,...

New toothbrush, toothpaste, nice facecloth, luxury socks. Wine or a non-alcoholic spritzer.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,143
Posted By MamaBearCanada
What about using nice wood pantries side by side....

What about using nice wood pantries side by side. You could adjust the shelves so one is kid level and add a hook for their coats then use the high shelves for other storage.

This is nice but you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,555
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Oh I didn't mean to imply that you didn't. Sorry....

Oh I didn't mean to imply that you didn't. Sorry. That's awesome that you do :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,590
Posted By MamaBearCanada
If you close - Tell the parents you are closed...

If you close - Tell the parents you are closed due to sickness & that you will not be responding to emails or texts until Sunday pm/Monday am. Then ignore any messages from DCP.

If you stay open...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,555
Posted By MamaBearCanada
What about saying: Santa does give toys, but...

What about saying:

Santa does give toys, but it's also nice for us to give to others. It reminds us how blessed we are to have all we have. Christmas is about the giving not the getting.

This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,363
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Paint it to look like a giant ornament. Paint a...

Paint it to look like a giant ornament.
Paint a Christmas scene on it or carve one out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Really cheap would be salt dough shape,...

Really cheap would be salt dough shape, handprint, or mosaic ornaments. They could paint them after if you wanted.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 16,418
Posted By MamaBearCanada
i would love an IRobot! I actually asked for an...

i would love an IRobot! I actually asked for an electric scrubbing mop this year.....:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,853
Posted By MamaBearCanada
I have found the FlyLady site and emails helpful

I have found the FlyLady site and emails helpful
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,195
Posted By MamaBearCanada
I haven't visited these so I don't know how...

I haven't visited these so I don't know how helpful they are but:

http://www.conductdisorders.com/forum/

http://www.dailystrength.org/c/Oppositional-Defiant-Disorder-ODD/forum
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Why about gift cards you can use online? Like...

Why about gift cards you can use online? Like Amazon or Walmart. Also if you go the movie theatre route just get a gift card for the amount you can afford. If the gift is for the DCK you really only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,586
Posted By MamaBearCanada
likethis this.

likethis this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,484
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Just added some

Just added some
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,024
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Good point... But then if the provider can...

Good point...

But then if the provider can hear them and within sight Or sound is allowed aren't the DCK also being supervised?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,024
Posted By MamaBearCanada
If you don't feel comfortable with them strapped...

If you don't feel comfortable with them strapped in a highchair put them in a pack and play. I was making the assumption that the provider would leave them in a safe area without having to list every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,024
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Here a teacher would get Admin to cover their...

Here a teacher would get Admin to cover their class and shower or at least wash and change at school. There is no way the union would stand for someone working covered in vomit. It is a health risk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,024
Posted By MamaBearCanada
OP said vomit not spit up. Here infants are 2yrs...

OP said vomit not spit up. Here infants are 2yrs and under.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,024
Posted By MamaBearCanada
I am legally unlicensed. I would shower and...

I am legally unlicensed. I would shower and change clothes immediately if I had vomit on me. I wouldn't even wait til naptime. Vomit is a contaminant and can transmit germs, especially things like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,519
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Then I would mention it. Not because it's wrong...

Then I would mention it. Not because it's wrong but because some parents rightly or wrongly won't be comfortable with that. It's not like being at the mall where they can choose to move their child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,883
Posted By MamaBearCanada
likethis:hug:happyface

likethis:hug:happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,883
Posted By MamaBearCanada
What about Hi Susie, we really enjoyed...

What about

Hi Susie, we really enjoyed meeting your family on Tuesday. Due to a change in circumstances within the group of our current daycare children we are unable to offer your children a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,616
Posted By MamaBearCanada
A wrapping station - Boxes of different sizes...

A wrapping station - Boxes of different sizes they can wrap with fabric and ribbon to make presents
If you have a wagon or sack they can fill it and deliver presents
They can stuff stockings with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,859
Posted By MamaBearCanada
None of my DC parents ever had, but I wouldn't...

None of my DC parents ever had, but I wouldn't feel obligated. If I liked it better than what I had planned I might do it but only if I wanted to.

DCM, thanks for the interest in our curriculum,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,573
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Have you tried piping clear caulk on the back...

Have you tried piping clear caulk on the back around the edge? It usually prevents rugs shifting.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,909
Posted By MamaBearCanada
What about building a basic wood box with a ramp...

What about building a basic wood box with a ramp going up each side? You could put slats or climbing footholds on the ramps or use a rope ladder on one side.

Or a variation on this:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,982
Posted By MamaBearCanada
I think she is talking about her daughters' DCKs...

I think she is talking about her daughters' DCKs not family children so the wage garnishing wouldn't apply in this situation.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,244
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Have you considered making fees for dropin due at...

Have you considered making fees for dropin due at time of booking and non-refundable? They can send payment by email transfer so they don't have to go to your place.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By MamaBearCanada
So glad things were resolved in such a great way....

So glad things were resolved in such a great way. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By MamaBearCanada
On the double diapering try making the outside...

On the double diapering try making the outside diaper as big a size as you can at least one size bigger so it goes higher up the back. I forget if she is at the age where you would no longer need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,853
Posted By MamaBearCanada
likethis If possible don't even let Granny...

likethis

If possible don't even let Granny past front door. Open door, block with your body.

"Hi DCG say bye to Granny. Thanks Granny, see you next week."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,888
Posted By MamaBearCanada
If you need to keep her and are worried about...

If you need to keep her and are worried about losing her over this would it be any better if she was in the dining room?

Or could she move her lunchbreak and come when the kids have lunch and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,895
Posted By MamaBearCanada
While I can see how those things would be...

While I can see how those things would be frustrating I woul wait and see how next week goes. It can be hard to get your route timing down exactly and they may have misjudged by the 5 & 2 minutes the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,597
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Or... I'll meet you at Pizza Palace at 6pm....

Or...

I'll meet you at Pizza Palace at 6pm. Can't wait to catch up with you while we eat :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,743
Posted By MamaBearCanada
If I did it I'd do it at a time convenient for...

If I did it I'd do it at a time convenient for me. I'd warn mom that it may get ruined - then it's her choice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,523
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Just curious, does anyone choose option 2? It...

Just curious, does anyone choose option 2? It doesn't make sense to me when they could choose option 1 and have summer care for the same price. Am I missing something?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 42,430
Posted By MamaBearCanada
likethis likethis likethis happyface

likethis likethis likethis happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By MamaBearCanada
If they are taking up a full time spot, whether...

If they are taking up a full time spot, whether or not they are actually there, I charge fulltime. I do offer 1/2 days. They must be 4 hours or less. AM slots must end on or before 12pm. PM slots...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,980
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Just want to say I have so much admiration for...

Just want to say I have so much admiration for you. I could not do what you do & can only imagine how thankful their mom is (or at least should be!).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Can you interview after hours when she's not...

Can you interview after hours when she's not there? This is one of the many reasons I don't do initial interviews while I have DCk here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,567
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Do a thorough search perhaps he didn't swallow...

Do a thorough search perhaps he didn't swallow it. 1.5"x1.5" hard square of plastic is big for a little one to swallow so if he did swallow it I would get him to a doctor ASAP. If you are licensed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,536
Posted By MamaBearCanada
First of all - HUGS! You sound like a wonderful...

First of all - HUGS! You sound like a wonderful provider. Hang in there.

I would start looking for other jobs ASAP. Have you thought about running your own home daycare? In the meantime try to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Just read this. I have never used these strollers...

Just read this. I have never used these strollers so if the old break system is safer I would stick with the CL one. I was writing on the $ factor only. Nanglgrl has experience with them I don't.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By MamaBearCanada
I would sell and get a new one. The CL one will...

I would sell and get a new one. The CL one will cost you $750. A new one will cost $1100 minus the profit you can make on the CL one so maybe $900. The resale value long term when you no longer need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By MamaBearCanada
If you like puns what about Good Sports Child Care

If you like puns what about Good Sports Child Care
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Why are they going to bed at 9pm?! I would...

Why are they going to bed at 9pm?!

I would suggest the same routine at the same time every night and if they are going to share a room put the heaviest sleeper down first. Don't try and put them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 963
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Colour with washable markers ...

Colour with washable markers
Handprint/footprint crafts
Fingerpainting
They LOVE sensory bottles
Action songs
Play food & dishes
Doll - pretend to feed, put to bed, push in stroller ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,450
Posted By MamaBearCanada
It is your place to bring it up for the following...

It is your place to bring it up for the following reasons. It is natural behaviour but unacceptable for daycare. It can also be a sign of abuse (I'm not suggesting she is being abused!). It is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,812
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Call mom & dad - call emergency contacts if no...

Call mom & dad - call emergency contacts if no answer. She could have something mild like inner ear problems but it could be something serious like a stroke.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,509
Posted By MamaBearCanada
likethis I'd go further and say that the...

likethis

I'd go further and say that the kindergarten program there isn't developmentally appropriate for any 5 years olds. If it was me I would talk to the teacher about my concerns perhaps...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,025
Posted By MamaBearCanada
If you think the main trigger is them wanting to...

If you think the main trigger is them wanting to be home with their parents because they miss them what about seeing if you can offer something linked to that as a reward? You said mom is a SAHM so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,461
Posted By MamaBearCanada
I wouldn't term until you have someone able to...

I wouldn't term until you have someone able to take the fulltime spot. For me some money is better than none. Would a switch to MWF help? Also, I charge more per day for part time than fulltime so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,071
Posted By MamaBearCanada
Happy Birthday!!!! Have a great day!...

Happy Birthday!!!! Have a great day! happyface:Sunny:happyface
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