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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 04:41 PM
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Posted By Country Kids
Thank you!!! I'll message him real quick!

Thank you!!!

I'll message him real quick!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 03:16 PM
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Views: 119
Posted By Country Kids
Can an admin message me please?

I need to ask a question but not sure who admins are besides BC and not wanting to bother her today.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-17-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 52
Posted By Country Kids
Should say one class a term-wouldn't let me edit.

Should say one class a term-wouldn't let me edit.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-17-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 52
Posted By Country Kids
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-17-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 52
Posted By Country Kids
I have no degree of any kind (except high...

I have no degree of any kind (except high school). Not sure if I will receive my degree as I will more than likely take only one class a year so at that rate, it would be ten years before receiving a...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-17-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 52
Posted By Country Kids
What Write-Offs Can We Do For College

Spin off from City Gardens question.

I am taking ECE classes in the evenings and wondering what I can write off for those?

I did earn a scholarship for the class I am taking but there is $88...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 511
Posted By Country Kids
There is a proposal here from what I have heard...

There is a proposal here from what I have heard and I guess a letter showing the new proposed law that if you are caught doing illegal childcare is will be considered a felony.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 511
Posted By Country Kids
I think it is nation wide they are trying to...

I think it is nation wide they are trying to slowly phase out in home childcare.

A provider was saying when they were having a sanitation inspection, the guy was even saying he feels there has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 511
Posted By Country Kids
Minnesota Losing Childcare Providers at an Alarming Rate

BC, not sure if you have seen this but pretty interesting.

Since 2013 Minnesota has lost 380 Center based Providers and 6,474 Family Child Care Providers

Providers are being written up for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By Country Kids
Right now 30 and with proposed changes going up...

Right now 30 and with proposed changes going up to 65 I believe-Registered Family
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 414
Posted By Country Kids
The state is looking for a License Specialist. I...

The state is looking for a License Specialist. I looked into job requirements and everything that was entailed. Under work conditions it was listed:Contact with hostile, frustrated people.

Nice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 414
Posted By Country Kids
The biggest issues we have here...

The biggest issues we have here are=interpretation of rules and getting the rules confused.

In our state there are 3 main types of childcare. Registered Familly, Certified Family and Center. Most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 414
Posted By Country Kids
Whoops-sorry! No just a requirement for our...

Whoops-sorry! No just a requirement for our licensors to have some background in early childhood education when they come for our inspections on our childcares. They have no requirements at this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 414
Posted By Country Kids
We have a petition in our state right now asking...

We have a petition in our state right now asking for licensor specialists to have some sort of background in childcare besides all the other qualifications. As of now, there is no requirement to have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 414
Posted By Country Kids
Some of that has nothing to even do with the...

Some of that has nothing to even do with the STARS program at least in my state. I would see them almost more of a state rule type thing. Interesting how it changes from state to state.

My mentor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 615
Posted By Country Kids
A friend of mine that works at a center told me...

A friend of mine that works at a center told me the same thing-lots of car seats brought in and out each day. They have a special room for them to go into or something but not out of the norm for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 615
Posted By Country Kids
Homebody, if you have quite a few in car seats...

Homebody, if you have quite a few in car seats maybe hold a car seat class in your home. The local fire dept may be willing to come out and have one for you.

If you don't have a lot, you could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 615
Posted By Country Kids
This car seat wasn't even buckled into the car-it...

This car seat wasn't even buckled into the car-it was wedged between the front seats on the console. I don't see how the parent wouldn't be totally responsible for this. Not sure how a provider would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 615
Posted By Country Kids
I don't think you could be held liable at all...

I don't think you could be held liable at all because any store, restaurant, church, school, etc that a parent takes a car seat into and leaves with wouldn't be held liable if something were to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By Country Kids
I was thinking the same thing. I had seen where...

I was thinking the same thing. I had seen where others had received lots of goodies but must have been from years gone by.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By Country Kids
Yes-received a ton of toothbrushes, a big book,...

Yes-received a ton of toothbrushes, a big book, poster and a CD of some kind it looks like. No activity sheets or anything but maybe they ran out of them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By Country Kids
Free Toothbrushes

Received the free toothbrushes I ordered back in Jan/Feb yesterday. Only received toothbrushes and a book. Was thinking there was to be more but maybe not. Happy to have received it though and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 434
Posted By Country Kids
Right now I'm battling something and have been...

Right now I'm battling something and have been sick since last week. No one has been sick but a couple parents, all the kids are fine. I tried to rest over the weekend but it didn't help and now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4,403
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,496
Posted By Country Kids
I had to drink that gallon of stuff-took me from...

I had to drink that gallon of stuff-took me from 6 in the evening till 2 in the morning. When I started to throw it up because my stomach was so full, I quit drinking it but had almost the whole...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4,403
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,496
Posted By Country Kids
Both kiddo's are totally fine when the other one...

Both kiddo's are totally fine when the other one isn't here. One of them wasn't here for one full week and I couldn't believe the change in the other child. Totally different kiddo, more mature,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4,403
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,496
Posted By Country Kids
By the time he starts kindergarten he will be 6...

By the time he starts kindergarten he will be 6 and four months. They want him to be able to go when a good friend goes so they can be in the same class. We only have two kindergarten classes and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4,403
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,496
Posted By Country Kids
I have one that needs to go to school, totally...

I have one that needs to go to school, totally ready but parents want to hold back. Not totally sure still why, well I am but it's not academic reasoning. So this child will be a year older than...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 457
Posted By Country Kids
We have owed the past two years and I claim...

We have owed the past two years and I claim everything under the sun :Sunny:

My tax person actually said don't run out and buy a ton because it really doesn't help in deductions.

We are losing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Country Kids
New Proposed Rules

Lovely! Our state is in the process of passing new rules. Right now they are proposed so not set in stone as of yet.

Registered Family went up to 65 pages
Certified Family went up to 92 pages...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By Country Kids
I feel you did the right thing in texting...

I feel you did the right thing in texting immediately. That way you could get the rest through the night without having to worry about getting up to text the family. I do have it in my sickness...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-03-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By Country Kids
Hmmm, I have never heard of being able to deduct...

Hmmm, I have never heard of being able to deduct camps off?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Country Kids
Childcare Family Activities At Your Home

For our STARS program we are to have childcare family activities several times a year. I literally could do something each month (many ideas in my head) but by the end of the week I'm tired and done....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 376
Posted By Country Kids
I always wonder if the parents have all this...

I always wonder if the parents have all this stuff locked up? How do their children go into the bathroom at home if everything is out and unlocked? :confused:

Everything I have locked up, my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 530
Posted By Country Kids
Sounds like they are getting the required amount...

Sounds like they are getting the required amount of sleep they are needing because they are sleeping so much at night.

I don't see it as an issue though to term? Is the child causing issue's at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Country Kids
I'm the state below you and for registered family...

I'm the state below you and for registered family childcare, we have to be within sight/or sound. So if I were to have a child in another room (including my own) if I can't see them I better be able...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 751
Posted By Country Kids
We have lacrosse this weekend-three hours away....

We have lacrosse this weekend-three hours away. So up bright and early tomorrow as usual and off we go. I don't even know what sleeping in is anymore.

Told my son I hope he plays after driving...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By Country Kids
We now know if anything happens, they have seen...

We now know if anything happens, they have seen what BC said and accepted the challenge :D:D:D:D:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By Country Kids
Yes, it is more than MM and I liked MM much...

Yes, it is more than MM and I liked MM much better!!!!

You do have to keep three years of records and if you don't want to pay for KK you can always do paper copies of everything. I did that for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 862
Posted By Country Kids
It was several children left alone at a childcare...

It was several children left alone at a childcare so the provider could go tanning, go to the gym, shopping, etc.

Happened several times a week it seems. The police did a "raid" on it when she...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-12-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 195
Posted By Country Kids
You can only claim it if daycare children are...

You can only claim it if daycare children are allowed to use it. Not sure on the whole depreciation area though.

Is that something your state regs allow? I believe for where I live we have to have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 862
Posted By Country Kids
Today there was a news article about a mom...

Today there was a news article about a mom leaving a child alone in the car for 1/2 an hour while she was in doing laundry or something at a store. The child was 6 and I guess the car wasn't totally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 862
Posted By Country Kids
I am a three star but actually have people pick...

I am a three star but actually have people pick me over five stars because they say I have more to offer and it feels more like a home. One mom said-I don't care how many stars a person has. If I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 862
Posted By Country Kids
I don't have a link-sorry! I was just today saw...

I don't have a link-sorry! I was just today saw an article where California is losing childcare's because of all the new laws, QRIS, expectations, etc. California it seems is starting to be in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 489
Posted By Country Kids
We have to have everything out of the...

We have to have everything out of the shower/bathroom area-shampoo, soap, razors, facewash, anything like that. Then mouthwash, toothpaste has to also be locked up.

So best bet, have shower...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 862
Posted By Country Kids
Daycare Provider Get 21 Years In Prison

I just saw a daycare provider in Bend, OR receives 21 years in prison. She was arrested last year and sentenced yesterday.

She repeatedly left children alone between the hours of 11-2 so she could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By Country Kids
I would ask her why would you put their names on...

I would ask her why would you put their names on them or I was wondering why all the kids were saying I gave them the wrong ones-thanks for the tip of putting names on them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 377
Posted By Country Kids
It always boggles my mind that with the federal...

It always boggles my mind that with the federal holidays (I take all of them) that is two weeks off I get every year.

Then I take 5 sick/personal days and one week vacation.

Why, why then does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 407
Posted By Country Kids
So after I posted this, I received info yesterday...

So after I posted this, I received info yesterday that the classes will now be held around are state to help train us for disasters or man made events.

My mouth fell open :eek:, I was like no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Posted By Country Kids
Also check with your licensor about the move. ...

Also check with your licensor about the move.

Here, we have to submit paper work for our new address, have everything set up again, have our licensor do a walk through at the new address and then...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-08-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Country Kids
Disregard last post!!! It's the opposite...

Disregard last post!!!

It's the opposite like BC said-:D

I personally just gave it to the parent paying this year to make it easier as they did ask for it and it has all the paying parents info...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-08-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Country Kids
According to Tom, from my understanding, you give...

According to Tom, from my understanding, you give it to the parent who's year it is to claim the child even if you never received money from them. I have the same situation this year and asked him...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-07-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Country Kids
Find out if it is his year to claim the child on...

Find out if it is his year to claim the child on his taxes. If it is, you are able to fill it out.

I just came across my first family like this, this year and I was so confused! My family has a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 378
Posted By Country Kids
What's strange though is so many providers are...

What's strange though is so many providers are having to deal with this. I have done this for almost 20 years and never have had this happen.

Now all of a sudden I have 1 last fall for two years...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 378
Posted By Country Kids
Yes, same state and I can't tell you the number...

Yes, same state and I can't tell you the number of providers having to do this, this year. There is a facebook site for providers across the state and that is how I found out about it! It only seems...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-07-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Country Kids
Thank you so much Tom!!! I appreciate everything...

Thank you so much Tom!!! I appreciate everything you do for us:Sunny:
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-06-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By Country Kids
1. It is time and space How much your...

1. It is time and space
How much your family uses space vs. daycare uses
space/item/etc.

2. I'm thinking the fridge I think would be a depreciation
item.

3. Not sure on the van...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-06-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Country Kids
Child Care Verification Form

Hi Tom!

My states revenue department is sending out Child Care Verification Forms to providers to fill out who have clients that pay with cash. Any client that pays with cash-state pay or private....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 378
Posted By Country Kids
I have had to fill one of those out also (last...

I have had to fill one of those out also (last fall) and it doesn't sound like that is what they are talking about. It seems to only be for clients who have paid cash.

One of my clients even was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 378
Posted By Country Kids
From what I'm understanding it's not the IRS but...

From what I'm understanding it's not the IRS but the State portion of our taxes.

Maybe in a bit I will see pop over to the tax area and see if Tom can answer why they are doing this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 653
Posted By Country Kids
Have you checked to see if you can have that many...

Have you checked to see if you can have that many infants in a home childcare.

I'm thinking you would have to have so much space per infant. With cribs, high chairs, tummy time area, toys, you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 378
Posted By Country Kids
Hopefully you will have receipts of the payments...

Hopefully you will have receipts of the payments they made. I know I have an option on my program to hit cash payment and then the amount.

When I do a print out for parents at the end of the year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 378
Posted By Country Kids
This is for your state taxes you pay. So...

This is for your state taxes you pay.

So anyone that pays you cash-state or private pay, my state not sure about others are now double checking records is my understanding.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 653
Posted By Country Kids
Also when you have an assistant you have to make...

Also when you have an assistant you have to make sure you do all the deductions required and follow the laws of having employees.

Do you want one full time assistant because you might end up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 378
Posted By Country Kids
State Taxes Requiring Paperwork For Cash Payments

Is anyone else's state requiring extra paper work from you for clients that pay with cash?

I guess our state is mailing out forms that we need to fill out and return but only for clients pay their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 653
Posted By Country Kids
Make sure about the 5 weeks with your license. We...

Make sure about the 5 weeks with your license. We aren't allowed any children under the age of 6 weeks in care. I know it's only a week but when it comes to licensing you don't want to get in trouble...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 593
Posted By Country Kids
We shop at Wal-Mart but sometimes I want to go ...

We shop at Wal-Mart but sometimes I want to go somewhere else just because I need a break from Wal-Mart. I love how other grocery stores seem so nice and everything stocked so well. I needed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 653
Posted By Country Kids
Even with an assistant that is a lot of children...

Even with an assistant that is a lot of children under 2.

I think as a parent looking at childcare, I would think it is to many and wonder if you would have time for my child.

I'm allowed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Posted By Country Kids
Yes, please check! I live in the county and...

Yes, please check!

I live in the county and they want $3500 to have a special "permit" to have a childcare. With this permit comes lots of rules. One being childcare children can only be outside...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Posted By Country Kids
Is this going to be your forever home? Do...

Is this going to be your forever home?

Do you have children now or will in the future? If future kiddo's, will the house be big enough?

You want to check school ratings, crime statistics,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 593
Posted By Country Kids
Wow!! We can only have four under two with an...

Wow!! We can only have four under two with an assistant and by ourselves we can only have 2. I can't imagine that many little ones together! Baby whisperer you must be happyfacehappyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 407
Posted By Country Kids
I'm thinking of just keeping it to my house/yard....

I'm thinking of just keeping it to my house/yard. I'm not sure if I would be able to get everyone in my car, what the streets are like, etc. I don't know if I want to tell the parents a place and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 407
Posted By Country Kids
I do have everything for my kiddo's on my phone...

I do have everything for my kiddo's on my phone for contacts. My worry is what if communication is down and we can't reach the parents? Our town has the interstate running right through it, and each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 407
Posted By Country Kids
Thank you! I did find some just for childcares...

Thank you! I did find some just for childcares and printing it out so I can really look it over.

They do suggest things that I'm not able to do though but good points to think about.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 407
Posted By Country Kids
Policies for Natural Disasters/Man Made Events

In our policy and procedures we now have to have a section for Natural Disasters/Man Made Events.

We have to show what we will do and also, how we will maintain and continue on childcare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 593
Posted By Country Kids
You were allowed to have 9 kiddo's under 2!?

You were allowed to have 9 kiddo's under 2!?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 593
Posted By Country Kids
I roughly spend $100 a week on groceries. ...

I roughly spend $100 a week on groceries.

Supplies are bought as needed.

I have no kiddo's under 2.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By Country Kids
I don't think you will find it as it's not an...

I don't think you will find it as it's not an actual law but more of a suggestion.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By Country Kids
I would then talk to the director and let her...

I would then talk to the director and let her know your concerns.

No one should have back packs on even in a booster. I believe a coat would be fine because it would be like us having a coat on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By Country Kids
Do other children at other times ride in the van?...

Do other children at other times ride in the van? Would the car seat you want for your son be taking a spot that maybe another child would need in a booster? Could another child use your car seat if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By Country Kids
I often have thought about adding this to my...

I often have thought about adding this to my registration form but haven't.

9 out of 10 times though I am usually the child's first childcare and they will usually stay with me till they enter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4,403
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,496
Posted By Country Kids
District on a two hour delay and there's nothing...

District on a two hour delay and there's nothing to keep these kids from not being in school!!!

No snow, ice, sleet, freezing rain, etc. :confused:

Second Friday in a row for a two hour delay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By Country Kids
For QRIS we are to have outdoor toys, including...

For QRIS we are to have outdoor toys, including riding toys for the older kids. I'm still stuck on this as we are in the back yard and they don't make riding toys for big kids!!! I guess bikes and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By Country Kids
I have a nature house, teetor toters (an...

I have a nature house, teetor toters (an helicopter, airplane and one that spins), a big castle slide, a small little tykes play house, another big climbing, slide type thing. A swing set (use to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 08:43 AM
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Views: 430
Posted By Country Kids
I make colored rice then we decorate rainbows...

I make colored rice then we decorate rainbows with the different colors and hang them up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,256
Posted By Country Kids
Some areas haven't changed for several years...

Some areas haven't changed for several years though. We have several towns in our county that haven't had raises for state paid children in 4+ years. Some of the providers are calling discrimination...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,256
Posted By Country Kids
I forgot to add that if state families here chose...

I forgot to add that if state families here chose a STAR rated program it drops their out of pocket expense (co pay) to like $25 I believe.

We just had an increase on our state rates and I'm now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,256
Posted By Country Kids
What if your not Star Rated? Here, we get...

What if your not Star Rated?

Here, we get on our area then if we are Star rated we get an additional set amount at the end of the month depending on our STARS.

EX-5 STAR=$90
4 STAR=$80
3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By Country Kids
If I knew how to download one and pm it to you I...

If I knew how to download one and pm it to you I would! Maybe someone who knows how to do that can.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By Country Kids
Make sure you have a release form to allow for...

Make sure you have a release form to allow for water play.

Check your rules on sun screen as we aren't allowed to use the spray kind on children.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,256
Posted By Country Kids
In MI do you have anything on line that shows the...

In MI do you have anything on line that shows the rate the states will pay?

I know for my state, different areas get paid different amounts from the state. So my zip code get paid more than a zip...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,256
Posted By Country Kids
No, for state children you can only charge for...

No, for state children you can only charge for the amount of time they are there.

Private pay, you can charge your daily rate but if a state child is only there 5 hours, that is all you can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By Country Kids
That's a tough one! I think you can ask for a...

That's a tough one! I think you can ask for a dr's note but not the diagnosis. The diagnosis is between the doctor and patient.

My daughter had a doctor's note for work, recently and all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,121
Posted By Country Kids
SA aren't in care though all day because of being...

SA aren't in care though all day because of being in school. Wondering what they change for day's off of school? I charge $75 a month for before or after school care and $150 a month for before and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,121
Posted By Country Kids
In the end though that still comes out to $330...

In the end though that still comes out to $330 dollars monthly at $15 dollars a day. Seems pretty high for school age still but sad if parents feel the need to have them gone that long. I do have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By Country Kids
My third child was like this. At 7 months old we...

My third child was like this. At 7 months old we were at a wedding and were told by the official, that baby is going to grow up to be a judge due to be very reserved and quiet.

Family members...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 916
Posted By Country Kids
Kindergartners are now going with pull ups on in...

Kindergartners are now going with pull ups on in school. One of my parents who is a k teacher was telling me she has like three in pull ups.

I read an article that the speech delays is from the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 916
Posted By Country Kids
Not only did kids listen and respected their...

Not only did kids listen and respected their parents back then, but they listened and respected almost all adults. Adults also didn't have to be "scared" of giving a child a consequence because of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 424
Posted By Country Kids
I have no room for activities like this but...

I have no room for activities like this but suppose to have something in my portfolio plan for indoor gross motor skills in case we are unable to go outside.

I never allowed my children to throw...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 916
Posted By Country Kids
Consumerism has changed also! I grew up with...

Consumerism has changed also!

I grew up with Saturday morning cartoons on the one concole tv we had that you had to walk across the floor to change channels.
I grew up with the Sears Christmas...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 916
Posted By Country Kids
I have been in business since 1997. What...

I have been in business since 1997.

What has changed since then in the business part-What is required of us, having to prove ourselves, having to have lengthy contracts, handbooks, degrees,...
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