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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 511
Posted By Homebody
Here's an article I ran across a couple weeks...

Here's an article I ran across a couple weeks ago. It was written several years ago, but its got me thinking what the government's real agenda is with all these regulations they are passing.
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 615
Posted By Homebody
This is why I recently changed my policy. I had...

This is why I recently changed my policy. I had one infant a year ago and no place to store his carseat, so I left by front door. We have an open area and no way to block off. It was a constant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 615
Posted By Homebody
Thanks for the info. I will definitely check them...

Thanks for the info. I will definitely check them out. Just when I thought I had everything covered in my policies :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 615
Posted By Homebody
That's what I always thought. This has...

That's what I always thought.



This has never occurred to me. Is there documentation on this online that can be printed out to show parents?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 615
Posted By Homebody
This topic is raising a lot more questions for...

This topic is raising a lot more questions for me. One of those is if there's a small chance I can be held liable for the carseat not being installed properly, then there would be the chance I could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 615
Posted By Homebody
You all have given me a lot to consider if this...

You all have given me a lot to consider if this happens again. I only have one infant right now that uses a car seat that the mom brings in at pickup and drop off, and then takes with her when she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 615
Posted By Homebody
She hasn't responded back yet, but I might just...

She hasn't responded back yet, but I might just do that if she does.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 615
Posted By Homebody
Good point! So do you not allow them to bring...

Good point! So do you not allow them to bring them in your house when dropping off or picking up? Do you have them take the child out of the carseat while in the car?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 615
Posted By Homebody
You both have made some good points. I kind of...

You both have made some good points. I kind of regretted it after I offered to let her keep it on the porch. It's a new policy I put in place just a few months ago, and this is the first time I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 615
Posted By Homebody
Didn't Like Car Seat Policy

So I interviewed a couple weeks ago for an infant and thought things went well. A couple days later the mom informed me that they decided to go with another daycare, but would like to keep us as an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Homebody
Thanks for sharing. I have an infant who is prone...

Thanks for sharing. I have an infant who is prone to diaper rashes. Me and his mom have tried different creams, but he still keeps getting them. The only thing that seems to help take away some of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 727
Posted By Homebody
Happened to me on 2 different occasions, with a 7...

Happened to me on 2 different occasions, with a 7 year old and a 5 year old on their first day. They didn't like what I had to offer for snack, and immediately went to the fridge to see if I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By Homebody
I usually get a little anxious. Last week I...

I usually get a little anxious. Last week I started a 6 week old, and I was nervous the night before, but more because of the mom than the baby. Its her first child and I knew how hard it was going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By Homebody
If its nice out we go outside. If we are stuck...

If its nice out we go outside. If we are stuck inside, then we turn on some music, get out the music instruments, and dance and sing. Play doh, coloring, or an art project.

Recently I started...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By Homebody
I'm down to just one SA now. His brother started...

I'm down to just one SA now. His brother started riding the bus home last week, as he's old enough now. After the younger brother is gone I don't think I will be taking anymore SA's. They are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By Homebody
Thanks! Luckily I have two pack n plays that...

Thanks! Luckily I have two pack n plays that aren't being used right now, so I will have one in the bedroom for napping and one in the living area for when I need a personal break or tend to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By Homebody
That sounds like fun!

That sounds like fun!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By Homebody
My kids always fight over the cozy coupe cars,...

My kids always fight over the cozy coupe cars, even my school agers who can barely fit in them (their arms and legs sticking out the openings, its quite comical to see them). We ended up getting 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By Homebody
I know, I was real nervous about taking him at...

I know, I was real nervous about taking him at that age and for only 3 days a week, but he's been great! I think a lot has to do with his parents being laid back, and his dad already has an adult...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By Homebody
The one I started at 8 months (he will be 2 in...

The one I started at 8 months (he will be 2 in April) has been my easiest DC kid yet, and he only comes 3 days a week. He had already been used to going to daycare prior to coming to mine, so I think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By Homebody
That's a good idea about letting me see him...

That's a good idea about letting me see him taking a bottle before care starts. She said his dad has been feeding him without any issues, but you never know.

If my husband wasn't here for most of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By Homebody
Thanks! She said dad has been bottle feeding, and...

Thanks! She said dad has been bottle feeding, and I made sure to tell her about practicing safe sleep. Hopefully she has been following this advice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By Homebody
Thank you, I will ask her what her routine is...

Thank you, I will ask her what her routine is with him. The younger they are the easier they do seem to adapt to a new environment.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By Homebody
I agree, its probably harder on the mom than...

I agree, its probably harder on the mom than baby. The hardest thing I ever had to do was go back to work when my son was 3 months old, but I was lucky in that my husband was home to watch him during...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By Homebody
Most children don't act the same way with mom and...

Most children don't act the same way with mom and dad around as they do when they are away from them anyway. Whenever I do interview, the kids sometimes act clingy and shy with mom and dad there, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By Homebody
New Infant Starting

I have a new infant starting on soon. He will be 6 weeks old and he's a BF baby. I made sure to tell his mom to get him used to being bottle fed before care starts, and she says he has been doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By Homebody
We use the ECR4Kids 2" rainbow rest mats. You can...

We use the ECR4Kids 2" rainbow rest mats. You can get a 5 pack on amazon. I slip them inside sleeping bags for extra padding. I've had them for 2 years and they haven't shown any signs of wear and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4,403
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,499
Posted By Homebody
Drives me crazy when a child keeps complaining...

Drives me crazy when a child keeps complaining they are starving after snack time. I give them plenty to eat and sometimes a little extra, but they don't understand that a snack is just a snack and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Homebody
Thanks! I think I may keep with the one week...

Thanks! I think I may keep with the one week deposit for the first week, and then have them pay an additional one week deposit for the last week of care (due when the one month trial is over). Most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Homebody
I recently increased it from two weeks to one...

I recently increased it from two weeks to one month because of the part timers I have. Two weeks wasn't long enough, but I agree most terminal things will come out by 6 weeks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By Homebody
This was so me as a child. I was both shy and...

This was so me as a child. I was both shy and introverted - a double whammy. Also, extremely sensitive as others have said. It seems to go hand in hand. Honestly, I think it bothered others more than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Homebody
Yeah I think he says to call it a holding fee if...

Yeah I think he says to call it a holding fee if you don't want it to be refundable.

I agree it definitely takes longer than two weeks, especially if you get a lot of part timers like I do. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 916
Posted By Homebody
True, and I get what you are saying. Sometimes I...

True, and I get what you are saying. Sometimes I think that certain areas of this country are worse or better than others in regards to this. I mean you can see after a natural disaster occurs, or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 916
Posted By Homebody
This is where I disagree. Yes, there are alot of...

This is where I disagree. Yes, there are alot of people out there like this, but not everyone. This is where I think people are only seeing what they want to see. Yes, I see a lot of self-centered...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 916
Posted By Homebody
I agree that some people especially teachers are...

I agree that some people especially teachers are afraid to discipline anymore, as far as parents go it just depends on the parents. I remember children who acted out and got paddled in class. Did it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 916
Posted By Homebody
I'm new to the profession of being a daycare...

I'm new to the profession of being a daycare provider, but in my opinion every generation thinks that the upcoming generation is rude, disrespectful, don't know how good they have it, etc. I'm 42 and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By Homebody
I'm in Kansas. From what I understand you can...

I'm in Kansas. From what I understand you can only watch no more than two kids unrelated, and no more than 20 hours per week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By Homebody
I'd term immediately before he seriously hurts...

I'd term immediately before he seriously hurts someone.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 392
Posted By Homebody
I'm a Cute a Little Dutch Girl (there's...

I'm a Cute a Little Dutch Girl
(there's several versions of this, and you play the clapping game like for "pat-a-cake" while singing it)

I'm a cute little dutch girl
As cute as cute can be
And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Homebody
Thanks everyone for your replies. This gives me...

Thanks everyone for your replies. This gives me some things to consider and think about. Now all I have to do is figure out the correct wording in the contract.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Homebody
Policies On Two Week Deposit?

Right now all I require is a one week deposit to go towards the first week of care at the time of enrollment. I'm thinking of also requiring an additional two weeks for the last two weeks of care. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4,403
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,499
Posted By Homebody
That's awesome! I'm glad things worked out for...

That's awesome! I'm glad things worked out for you with the other family. That's how I'm trying to stay positive, by thinking that a better and more deserving family will come along. I at least have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4,403
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,499
Posted By Homebody
Lol! That's what I was thinking too...at least my...

Lol! That's what I was thinking too...at least my cleaning is done and I can rest this Sunday for a change...well, except for all the laundry I still have to do :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4,403
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,499
Posted By Homebody
Aaargh! A no call no show interviewee today! How...

Aaargh! A no call no show interviewee today! How can people be so rude. She called yesterday desperate to get her son enrolled, and I told her well we have to do an interview first. I asked the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 579
Posted By Homebody
Ahh! I misunderstood that part. Well sounds like...

Ahh! I misunderstood that part. Well sounds like he's just being nit picky. :)

That's kind of cool about the school adopting grandmas. Especially since there's kids that don't have any or live...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 579
Posted By Homebody
I did not know this! I was thinking it was her...

I did not know this! I was thinking it was her name or nickname. If this is the case then I could kind of understand him not wanting his child to not call someone Mimi if it means grandma and she's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 579
Posted By Homebody
What's appropriate for somebody isn't always...

What's appropriate for somebody isn't always appropriate for someone else. Tell him she finds being called Miss disrespectful and wants to be called Mimi, and its no business of his what your kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,119
Posted By Homebody
My son sometimes wakes up from naps feeling hot....

My son sometimes wakes up from naps feeling hot. He sweats in his sleep a lot because he gets over heated easily. I've checked his temp when he feels hot and it shows a fever, but if I check again a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Homebody
That's awesome! I will have to give it a try....

That's awesome! I will have to give it a try. Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Homebody
Oh, and never list your phone number in the ad,...

Oh, and never list your phone number in the ad, you will start getting scammers calling you. I do everything by email first.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Homebody
Craigslist has been where I've gotten most of my...

Craigslist has been where I've gotten most of my clients from. Results have been mixed. You just have to do a lot of screening by email or phone before you schedule any interviews to make sure they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By Homebody
I was licensed in October, and they didn't come...

I was licensed in October, and they didn't come until the week before Christmas. The year before that it was November. The year before that it wasn't until February! I haven't a clue when they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Homebody
Anyone try Carelulu.com?

Just heard about this, and was wondering if anyone on here has tried advertising with them and had any luck?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By Homebody
Depends on how hyper the older ones are, or maybe...

Depends on how hyper the older ones are, or maybe try doing it while the baby is napping.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By Homebody
I'm not sure what your setup is like, but if you...

I'm not sure what your setup is like, but if you have the room let them build forts. My SA's and my own kids love to do this! Let them use kitchen chairs, furniture or whatever and drape old blankets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By Homebody
I guess every state has there own rules on this....

I guess every state has there own rules on this. Thanks for your response.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By Homebody
Oh wow! That is definitely a lot of files you two...

Oh wow! That is definitely a lot of files you two have stored away!



That's very scary! I couldn't imagine. I'm trying to keep down on paper clutter, and have gotten rid of quite a bit over the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 778
Posted By Homebody
Hey nice to meet someone on here who's my...

Hey nice to meet someone on here who's my age!...I turned 42 in October.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By Homebody
Thanks! My state doesn't have anything in the...

Thanks! My state doesn't have anything in the regulations handbook on how long to keep them. 3 years sounds like a good rule of thumb.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 778
Posted By Homebody
Only 2 years. I hope to do this long term. After...

Only 2 years. I hope to do this long term. After fighting rush hour traffic, and working low wage jobs for 20 years I would much rather be at home making money, and this is the first time I feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By Homebody
Children's Files

For children who are no longer in your care, how long do you keep their file that contains their medical records, contract, etc. on record? Is this something we are suppose to keep long term? I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,017
Posted By Homebody
I had a 5 year old girl I started watching a year...

I had a 5 year old girl I started watching a year ago. She found a play phone (no batteries required) in our toys. She kept asking me "how does it work?", "what does it do?". I told her it doesn't do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Homebody
I usually put it on the toddler channel on...

I usually put it on the toddler channel on Pandora while lunch is being prepared. The songs it plays are Itsy Bitsy Spider, Old Macdonald, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, etc. It keeps the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By Homebody
I'm curious, where do you advertise for your part...

I'm curious, where do you advertise for your part timers? I would love to eventually be open only four days a week, so I can have more alone time with my kids. I've tried advertising in the past for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By Homebody
Thanks Ariana. If I catch him again I plan on...

Thanks Ariana. If I catch him again I plan on talking to his step mom. She's the one who usually picks up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By Homebody
Thank you for mentioning this. Its possible he's...

Thank you for mentioning this. Its possible he's having the same issue, and he's just uncomfortable. When I talk with his step mom next week I will ask her about it and see if she has noticed any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By Homebody
That's all I have right now is part timers. I...

That's all I have right now is part timers. I didn't plan it that way, but I do advertise full time and part time and there is a lot of need for part time care in my area. I kind of like it, as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By Homebody
If it happens again I will try and talk to him. I...

If it happens again I will try and talk to him. I was hoping just by telling him to stop and go wash your hands this would help. What I meant by gross is that he's playing with toys that the other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By Homebody
Yeah, I know its a natural part of development....

Yeah, I know its a natural part of development. My son who is the same age did it when he was around 3, but he did in his bed and not in front of others. Given DCB's age I just am not sure how to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By Homebody
Hands Down His Pants!

I have a just turned 5 year old that has just started doing this. I caught him last week, and made him go wash his hands. Then again today right before nap time. He's only here Thursday afternoons...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By Homebody
Last year we took off the first full week of...

Last year we took off the first full week of July, and are doing it again this year. We also take off from Christmas Eve Day through New Years Day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Homebody
That's what I was wondering if getting certified...

That's what I was wondering if getting certified would be worth the trouble and empress parents. Or, would it be just as good if we did our own thing and have a nice natural setup in our yard and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,017
Posted By Homebody
Then you end up with children that don't even...

Then you end up with children that don't even know how to look at a book.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aXV-yaFmQNk
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Homebody
Oh boy! I definitely want to avoid that....

Oh boy! I definitely want to avoid that. Attachment parenting is fine to a certain point, and if you plan on being a stay at home parent. But some parents take it to an extreme, and then think their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By Homebody
Since they seem like they would be a good fit, I...

Since they seem like they would be a good fit, I would let them have the trial day at your daily rate. If they can provide a sleep mat, then let him come the full day. Maybe try to encourage them to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Homebody
Thanks for the link. My brother and his family...

Thanks for the link. My brother and his family moved up to the Minneapolis area years ago, and we went up to Deluth during a visit to see them. Minnesota is such a beautiful state. Honestly i think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Homebody
Nature Explore Program

My husband and I recently took a training class on getting children more involved in the outdoors. The class was located at a Montessori school. While we were there we discovered that the school is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By Homebody
That's a very good point!

That's a very good point!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By Homebody
I completely agree! :)

I completely agree! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 794
Posted By Homebody
My son doesn't like the wind either, but he has...

My son doesn't like the wind either, but he has sensory issues to other things as well. Does she have any other sensitivities to her environment?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By Homebody
If they aren't here for lunch and its less then 4...

If they aren't here for lunch and its less then 4 hours I knock off $5 from the daily rate. I have a small group though, and have a few openings right now. If I were at full capacity I would probably...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By Homebody
Thanks everyone! I replied similar to what Ariana...

Thanks everyone! I replied similar to what Ariana had suggested. She asked for our location, and so I told her. Haven't heard back, so I guess we aren't in a convenient location for her.

From now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By Homebody
Am I a Sitter?

I got a fb message from someone and I'm not quite sure how to respond, as I don't know if I should be offended or just laugh.

The message goes like this: "Hi, I'm going to be looking for a sitter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 606
Posted By Homebody
Reverse psychology! I like it! I have actually...

Reverse psychology! I like it! I have actually tried this with my own two kids though, and they usually say "go ahead eat them"...lol. I think it may work better with the toddler age group. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2018, 09:47 AM
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Posted By Homebody
Hmmm...yeah, using "Nursery" in the name is...

Hmmm...yeah, using "Nursery" in the name is definitely another consideration. Thanks for the suggestion!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By Homebody
I agree Child Care sounds more professional, but...

I agree Child Care sounds more professional, but my husband prefers Daycare...lol. Good idea in using "Academy" in your name. I bet that really helps to set you apart!

I should probably add that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By Homebody
Thanks for the suggestion! That's a good point...

Thanks for the suggestion! That's a good point you made about the parents shortening it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By Homebody
Changing Daycare Name?

So my husband and I are considering changing our daycare name. We didn't put much thought into it when we first registered and just used our first names and last name followed by "Day Care Home". Its...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,049
Posted By Homebody
Ok, so I was wrong about it not showing up in...

Ok, so I was wrong about it not showing up in searches. I just did a search on "Google Maps" using the keyword "daycares" and our listing pops up! It has a picture of our house and a link to our free...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 698
Posted By Homebody
Oh, OK. I had a Mom who just put the breast milk...

Oh, OK. I had a Mom who just put the breast milk in the plastic bags, and brought them in a small cooler bag that was kept in the freezer.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 698
Posted By Homebody
How does a no diaper (or no diaper bag) policy...

How does a no diaper (or no diaper bag) policy affect breastfed babies?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By Homebody
I only have one family that I text a week ahead...

I only have one family that I text a week ahead of time for a reminder. They pay monthly and DCB is only here on Thursdays and Fridays, but doesn't come every week because step mom is a teacher and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By Homebody
Thank you so much! I appreciate it!:)

Thank you so much! I appreciate it!:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,049
Posted By Homebody
Google offers free business websites. I got one...

Google offers free business websites. I got one and it was pretty easy to set up. The catch is you have to pay to have it show up in the search engines if someone searches keywords like "daycare,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By Homebody
Thanks Blackcat! So, do you send them a copy of...

Thanks Blackcat! So, do you send them a copy of your handbook before the interview to go over? Or do you wait until the interview and have them look at it afterwords?

When I email people inquiring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By Homebody
You both brought up some very good points that...

You both brought up some very good points that I'm going to consider in future interviews. I can see how sending your policies ahead of time can scare some people off, but at the same time it could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,049
Posted By Homebody
I had set up the interview with the child's...

I had set up the interview with the child's grandma. She is trying to help her young daughter find a new provider, as the current one is getting a new job. 15 minutes before the interview grandma...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Homebody
Yes, that's what I would do, and have done....

Yes, that's what I would do, and have done. Anytime she starts to lick something you don't want her to just take it away and giver her something you don't mind her licking.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,049
Posted By Homebody
Oh boy! I have my first interview from Facebook...

Oh boy! I have my first interview from Facebook today. I hope this isn't the case with this family. I will definitely be on the lookout for any red flags during the interview.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By Homebody
Yeah, I try to weed out by phone or email too. I...

Yeah, I try to weed out by phone or email too. I like the idea of sending them your contract to read over first. I think I might start doing that as well.:)
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