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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2017, 02:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,469
Posted By JackandJill
Just update your sick policy. Mine states that...

Just update your sick policy. Mine states that the following symptoms are cause for exclusion and/or removal from daycare until the child is symptom-free for 24 hours. I then list everything,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,280
Posted By JackandJill
I was so excited when I got a few hand me down...

I was so excited when I got a few hand me down Anywhere Chairs from Pottery Barn.... and then the kids did exactly what you described :rolleyes:

No one sat in the cozy book nook I made. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,108
Posted By JackandJill
I think you made the best decision possible!

I think you made the best decision possible!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,108
Posted By JackandJill
I would definitely let your lawyer know what is...

I would definitely let your lawyer know what is happening, save every text and interaction you can with DCD.

I would also file a complaint with the police dept every time he contacts you, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,381
Posted By JackandJill
I would make sure the discount applies to the...

I would make sure the discount applies to the older child. I would also make sure that since you are discounting care, there are no unpaid/sick days available to the family (you may already do this),...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,067
Posted By JackandJill
This is hysterical! :lol::lol:

This is hysterical! :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By JackandJill
I just bring the pnp out with me! I follow all...

I just bring the pnp out with me! I follow all the same rules as if they are sleeping inside.

I am so jealous of them as they snooze away, nothing better than a nap in the fresh air! lovethis
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-29-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,287
Posted By JackandJill
It's not really expected. Sometimes things...

It's not really expected. Sometimes things happen, but do you expect your child to crawl and play on a dirty floor?

I also excluded for vomit or spit up in excess, regardless of the reason.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,226
Posted By JackandJill
Would she be able to sit right next to you or...

Would she be able to sit right next to you or near you? If she can sit still, I would have her do that. Shadow me when I have to put my attention on something else.

If not, the high chair or a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2017, 04:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,375
Posted By JackandJill
I am in MA and the bolded part is untrue. If she...

I am in MA and the bolded part is untrue. If she is watching even one unrelated child on her property/her residence she needs to be licensed.

I can see why she would want to bypass the process...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,154
Posted By JackandJill
When I was pregnant with my son I had a parent...

When I was pregnant with my son I had a parent like this. She just could not wrap her head around how I was going to be able to care for everyone else's children with my own infant.

It became so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By JackandJill
This!! I included crying/being out of sorts to my...

This!! I included crying/being out of sorts to my illness and pick up policies and then enforced it. If kids are not up to what I have planned/scheduled, they go home. It doesn't take long for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,486
Posted By JackandJill
The only way I would do it, is that they...

The only way I would do it, is that they understand that they will need to start paying the full-time rate or lose the spot if another full-time family comes along.

I know many people say don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,222
Posted By JackandJill
Don't feel guilty, when people act like this you...

Don't feel guilty, when people act like this you aren't "leaving them high and dry", they brought the consequence on themselves!

This mom sounds nuts!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,342
Posted By JackandJill
I closed on Friday's a few years ago - it has...

I closed on Friday's a few years ago - it has been amazing! I highly recommend it.

I also switched to part time care only. I take kids 1-3 days a week. It's great because I am one of the few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,770
Posted By JackandJill
I took me just over 2 years in childcare to...

I took me just over 2 years in childcare to realize I am not cut out for infant care. I really enjoy the 2 - 5 yr old crowd. This provider is new, and may still be searching for her niche in child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,173
Posted By JackandJill
If it were me, I would pass on enrolling them....

If it were me, I would pass on enrolling them. Call me paranoid, but I would feel on eggshells with mom being concerned. I grew up with my grandfather, who was a lawyer, so I always look at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,482
Posted By JackandJill
Tell her you will allow him to wear cloth...

Tell her you will allow him to wear cloth underwear for an outrageously high, non-refundable cleaning deposit. A new deposit will be required after each accident. She will need to pick up early when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,482
Posted By JackandJill
A child who is truly potty trained will voice...

A child who is truly potty trained will voice their need to go to the bathroom, regardless of what they're wearing!

I have the same rule, children must be dry two weeks IN DAYCARE before wearing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,813
Posted By JackandJill
I am in MA, and unless I was doing it wrong I...

I am in MA, and unless I was doing it wrong I just put used the wet bag, which was hung up on a hook above the diaper pail. Seriously not hard work, and I didn't mind doing it.

That being said, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,292
Posted By JackandJill
Poor kid! I send home after 2.5 hours of...

Poor kid!

I send home after 2.5 hours of crying, regardless of how long they've been here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,603
Posted By JackandJill
That's good to know! I am so stressed about...

That's good to know! I am so stressed about everyone leaving right away and having no income!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,178
Posted By JackandJill
Thanks, ladies! I have research a few books, and...

Thanks, ladies! I have research a few books, and will definitely be taking a look at all your suggestions. lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,178
Posted By JackandJill
Montessori

Is anyone Montessori or Montessori inspired? Pros and cons of running this type of program?

If you are, where do you begin researching? I know the general idea of Montessori, but would like to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,603
Posted By JackandJill
Thanks!!

Thanks!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,603
Posted By JackandJill
House for Sale

Does anyone have a letter to parents explaining that they are selling their house?

I want to put all the info in a note home so that there is no confusion on whats happening.

I plan to stay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2017, 04:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By JackandJill
This is my policy as well, and in 3 years have...

This is my policy as well, and in 3 years have not had a check bounce.

I stopped taking checks because it took me to long to get to the bank. I collect payments on Monday mornings, and with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,443
Posted By JackandJill
I worked 6-6 when I first opened. I have found...

I worked 6-6 when I first opened. I have found that daycare kids in the house after 5 feels really intrusive to my family. Everyone is ready to unwind and relax and that is hard to do with clients...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,022
Posted By JackandJill
My son's school charges on the 1st of every...

My son's school charges on the 1st of every month, and I love it. So does my mortgage company. It's just an easy date to remember for those really big and important payments.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,373
Posted By JackandJill
I have a child like this! It isn't just my...

I have a child like this! It isn't just my husband either, if a dcd drops off/picks up, she gets teared up and hugs my leg. I don't think its abuse, I think some kids are just super shy.

I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,309
Posted By JackandJill
[/B] :lol::lol::lol: oh man!! But now I am...

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:lol::lol::lol: oh man!! But now I am going to feel really guilty at Easter!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,148
Posted By JackandJill
same! I haven't received any information on being...

same! I haven't received any information on being charged yet.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,313
Posted By JackandJill
This is really common where I live, and it is...

This is really common where I live, and it is 99.9% of the reason I do not take subsidies. I've interviewed families who roll up in Mercedes Benz that want me to take a voucher from them - ya, no!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,531
Posted By JackandJill
You beat me to this - the two Facebook groups I...

You beat me to this - the two Facebook groups I joined were so negative, I felt myself getting brought down. It was just one massive b*tch fest. While I can appreciate the need to talk to people and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 990
Posted By JackandJill
I would have to double check, but I believe...

I would have to double check, but I believe running water for hand washing is a requirement in my state. I'm sure getting by with bottled water would be fine for today, but I would probably close if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2017, 03:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,368
Posted By JackandJill
Back when I opened I interviewed a family, liked...

Back when I opened I interviewed a family, liked them and offered them a spot. She asked if she could come one day with dcg to meet the other kids. I usually offer this to incoming families, but omg...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2017, 04:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By JackandJill
I had to minimize the daycare clutter, and I wish...

I had to minimize the daycare clutter, and I wish I had done it sooner.

I have a cubby unit, with 10 cubbies. I put six baskets of toys in there, two shelves are for books and 1 shelf for music...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,525
Posted By JackandJill
I am a daycare - I never do any kind of work...

I am a daycare - I never do any kind of work sheets and all of our learning activities are done through play, books or games. Even my art and music is open ended. I tell parents when they interview,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By JackandJill
The minute I adopted this policy, daycare life...

The minute I adopted this policy, daycare life became so much better.

And I agree, at 6 months it's about learning, not nutrition, so I wouldn't spend a lot of energy on it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,087
Posted By JackandJill
Just a shot, but have you tried rearranging your...

Just a shot, but have you tried rearranging your play space? I always switch up the room when kids are short on patience. It seems to help shift the overall mood of the group. I also cycle in "new"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,783
Posted By JackandJill
Sorry this mom was so rude! I am glad to see you...

Sorry this mom was so rude! I am glad to see you will be moving her along!

I think all of us at some point have had "this parent", but honestly, they are a blessing in disguise! They show us how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2017, 03:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By JackandJill
I haven't had this happen at daycare, but my 2.5...

I haven't had this happen at daycare, but my 2.5 year old is an escape artist. It's super stressful, and really scary the two times he has made it to the front yard.

Hope things work out for you,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,841
Posted By JackandJill
I keep my dog separated. I have a raised ranch...

I keep my dog separated. I have a raised ranch and daycare is in the lower level, so he has the upstairs all to himself.

Every now and then he will come to the gate and the kids say hi, but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,342
Posted By JackandJill
In my handbook, I included crying in my pick up...

In my handbook, I included crying in my pick up policy. If a child is crying for 2.5 hours, then parents are called for pick up and must be there within 45 minutes.

Just like my illness policy, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2017, 04:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,334
Posted By JackandJill
I wake up anywhere from 5:30-6. I prep everything...

I wake up anywhere from 5:30-6. I prep everything the night before, so the daycare is ready to go and the rest of my house is straightened out.

I just started working out this week when I wake up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,598
Posted By JackandJill
I highly recommend revamping your payment and...

I highly recommend revamping your payment and pick up policies! Find a method that will work best for you, there are so many awesome ways to do it! I got rid of the term "per day" because it really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,598
Posted By JackandJill
That is a long day! Would you ever limit the...

That is a long day! Would you ever limit the hours children are in care? Before shortening my operating hours, I limited care to 9 hours. So even though I was open 7-6, a child couldn't be there the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,231
Posted By JackandJill
I would leave the soap out. For scrubs, you only...

I would leave the soap out. For scrubs, you only want the buffing ingredient and an oil.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,598
Posted By JackandJill
Ask for her weekly drop off and pick up schedule...

Ask for her weekly drop off and pick up schedule a week in advance. So by Friday night the previous week, you should know her schedule the coming week. Charge for any changes. Possibly put a cut off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2017, 03:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By JackandJill
Pick up at the door

Pick up at the door
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2017, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By JackandJill
So scary! I am glad you guys are all ok! I...

So scary! I am glad you guys are all ok!

I would definitely be reminding them. Maybe you could send them a postcard/reminder once a quarter, just so its always on the front of their minds, God...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,285
Posted By JackandJill
Here we play all day. The only things structured...

Here we play all day. The only things structured are meal times and rest.

This morning a parent commented on how much dck is counting at home... I have never once "sat and taught" kids to count....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2017, 04:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,191
Posted By JackandJill
Op

I finally figured out my login!

I have been very upfront with both parents, so I am sure they won't be surprised. I have called for early pick up almost every day she has attended.

I have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2017, 04:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,332
Posted By JackandJill
I don't allow it either - but it doesn't stop...

I don't allow it either - but it doesn't stop him! For example, if I say pick up toys, and he talks back, he gets in trouble, and then has to pick up. The whole time picking up his toys he will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,962
Posted By JackandJill
I agree with PPs, a crying spot has worked for...

I agree with PPs, a crying spot has worked for me. I have I have also termed in the past after exhausting all other options.

Good luck!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2017, 04:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,332
Posted By JackandJill
This describes my 5 yr old son to a T! It started...

This describes my 5 yr old son to a T! It started at 4 yrs old, too.

I agree with disengaging in the back and forth. I have also removed him from the group when he gets bossy (reasoning always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2017, 04:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,334
Posted By JackandJill
I had a family do this, and it caught me off...

I had a family do this, and it caught me off guard, so I said yes. After thinking about it, I stuck with my usual plan of my family not being present during the interview.

They asked a second...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,865
Posted By JackandJill
I have a really, really great group of families!...

I have a really, really great group of families! Everyone pays on time, people never run late, everyone is so appreciative - that's why I was so torn on what to do!

Some of my previous families,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,865
Posted By JackandJill
So I ended giving people the option to use it...

So I ended giving people the option to use it this one time. I explained that they are really meant for when a child is sick and let them know they would be getting an updated sick policy on Monday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,865
Posted By JackandJill
My handbook says: "Year-round families may take 4...

My handbook says: "Year-round families may take 4 unpaid sick days per year, after 3 months of attendance. The sick days start over on the first of the year. These days do not accumulate, any unused...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,865
Posted By JackandJill
Using Sick Day For Snow Storms

We are supposedly getting a ton of snow today, and all my families have called to say they are staying home. I am open, I was ready for everyone at 7:15, and only received text messages after 8:00 am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By JackandJill
I've told parents my child care isn't designed...

I've told parents my child care isn't designed for a school age child. I would not be able to give them the proper activities required by a child that age throughout the day.

I have had one parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,352
Posted By JackandJill
This is mainly why I stopped serving food, and...

This is mainly why I stopped serving food, and now have parents supply it. No one would eat the home made food I was serving (and I used butter, salt and sugar :lol:)

It's sad to see what some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,529
Posted By JackandJill
The night before, I throw laundry in the wash, so...

The night before, I throw laundry in the wash, so first thing in the morning I can put it in the dryer, and then fold during nap.

My kiddos nap for 2.5 hours, give or take. During nap I fold...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,952
Posted By JackandJill
I'm always surprised when people ask if they can...

I'm always surprised when people ask if they can not pay or not pay on time! Like BC said, they could make cuts in other areas, but even then I am sure many of those companies would not be okay with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By JackandJill
My 5 yr old is the same, but with all my daycare...

My 5 yr old is the same, but with all my daycare kids. I do the same as PP, he has to be kind no matter what. I also stopped trying to show him how fun it would be if he played with everyone. I think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,576
Posted By JackandJill
I would try an essential oil diffuser during...

I would try an essential oil diffuser during daycare. I use DoTerra (I don't sell - just a happy customer!).. On Gaurd and Purify essential oil blends are going all week long and only on little one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,570
Posted By JackandJill
Honestly, if I was seeing a pattern, I would...

Honestly, if I was seeing a pattern, I would start excluding on Mondays for sending home on Friday. Its seems like they found a "loop hole" and are trying to exploit it. :mad:

I would just make an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,074
Posted By JackandJill
I would break it down to a weekday fee and and a...

I would break it down to a weekday fee and and a weekend fee.

DCM, the weekday fee is $xx, for care Monday through Friday, with a three day minimum. My off-hours/weekend fee is $xx, for care as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,170
Posted By JackandJill
I would just be upfront at the next drop off. I...

I would just be upfront at the next drop off. I would just be straight forward, and say that you are done your work day, its disruptive to your personal time. I think that its incredibly rude of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,797
Posted By JackandJill
I don't do a cut off time, and I guess in a lot...

I don't do a cut off time, and I guess in a lot of ways I don't care when they get dropped during the day.

The way I keep my sanity is that I charge for all my time that I work. If someone is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By JackandJill
I have found that a stern, loud voice stops a bad...

I have found that a stern, loud voice stops a bad behavior immediately. Then depending on the age and understanding level, I will talk more about them with it. I do find though that the more I talk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,633
Posted By JackandJill
I would still charge the regular fee for older...

I would still charge the regular fee for older sibling to hold their spot, regardless of their attendance while mom is home with baby.

I take 50% to hold a spot for an incoming infant, and that is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By JackandJill
If there is truly nothing to help soothe them,...

If there is truly nothing to help soothe them, than I agree, its time for an early pick up!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,770
Posted By JackandJill
All my parents have given me gifts this am -...

All my parents have given me gifts this am - mostly chocolate and Dunkin Donuts gift cards :)

I have wine for all my parents and goodie bags for all my kiddos! Love this time of year!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,074
Posted By JackandJill
I don't allow any "observation" time for parents....

I don't allow any "observation" time for parents. I agree with BC's reasons, though her response is much more eloquent than what I usually sputter out to parents when they ask!

Also, I am not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,946
Posted By JackandJill
Not sure where you are, but my state requires me...

Not sure where you are, but my state requires me to exclude for diarrhea and vomiting. Not matter what. They are excluded until they are 24 hours symptom free.

I would exclude even if the state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,416
Posted By JackandJill
I would definitely not pay for anything related...

I would definitely not pay for anything related to the car.

I am torn on what to think about the refund. On principle I say follow your policies. I wouldn't refund anything that you aren't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,263
Posted By JackandJill
Very professional! Good luck :hug:

Very professional! Good luck :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,263
Posted By JackandJill
Oh man! I agree with you, I would be done...

Oh man! I agree with you, I would be done immediately and sever all ties. I would also let them know exactly why you are leaving.

To each their own, what people do at their house on their own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By JackandJill
I just interviewed at a center, and asked how it...

I just interviewed at a center, and asked how it would work if I enrolled my boys.

I would get my paycheck, in full, for time worked. Tuition payment was completely separate through their online...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,118
Posted By JackandJill
I agree with one of the PP, I don't do...

I agree with one of the PP, I don't do incentives. The real incentive is that there will be no surprises for the parents when I enforce my rules :ouch:

But, I did have a parent do this to me! I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,579
Posted By JackandJill
I have had parents complain about "screen time"...

I have had parents complain about "screen time" because my TV was in the same area as the daycare. I NEVER put the TV on during daycare, we don't even have cable. My own kids are allowed to watch TV...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2016, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,584
Posted By JackandJill
That works. I just respond to "Johnny will be out...

That works. I just respond to "Johnny will be out Monday" with "Great, can you either text/email or write it down for me. Don't forget, once its submitted there's no changing it."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,584
Posted By JackandJill
I completely agree! I had a similar situation...

I completely agree! I had a similar situation happen twice, that I made plans after being told no kids were coming. And then received annoyed phone calls asking where I was when the parents showed up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 325,481
Posted By JackandJill
Congratulations! I'm so happy for your family!...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for your family! lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By JackandJill
I have had a few kids like this. I don't know...

I have had a few kids like this. I don't know your set up, but baby gates are always great for followers.

I have the play space gated, so if I have to go do something down the hall (my space...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2016, 05:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,935
Posted By JackandJill
Not my child, but one of my daycare kids. I let...

Not my child, but one of my daycare kids. I let them go on the spot, it was so inappropriate!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,332
Posted By JackandJill
I do send home kids who can't settle in after 2.5...

I do send home kids who can't settle in after 2.5 hours (I include this in my sick policy). Parents must pick up within 30 mins. I don't think it is fair to anyone to have to listen or be that upset...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,375
Posted By JackandJill
Yes!! In the beginning I struggled so much...

Yes!! In the beginning I struggled so much because I could tell some parent were trying to get me to do their dirty work by breaking habits at daycare. All I could see was that parents were leaving...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,665
Posted By JackandJill
What a sad story all around. Thank God that...

What a sad story all around. Thank God that parent arrived when they did!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,118
Posted By JackandJill
I had this family! Sooo aggravating! I agree...

I had this family! Sooo aggravating!

I agree with PPs. Once I started telling them no, they started taking my schedule more seriously.

Now I make sure all my families put time off in writing ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By JackandJill
I continually interview and keep a waitlist. I...

I continually interview and keep a waitlist. I start going through the wait list about 4-6 weeks ahead of the space being open.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2016, 06:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,756
Posted By JackandJill
You aren't causing any issues, these parents are....

You aren't causing any issues, these parents are. They not only know the rules, they also signed saying they agree to them.

Would you ever go into a business that has a 7 day return policy and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,343
Posted By JackandJill
I used to NEVER take time off when I first...

I used to NEVER take time off when I first opened. I only closed for the day of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Open all five days 7am to 5:30pm. I thought people would appreciate my being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,965
Posted By JackandJill
I would stick with your policy - you may be...

I would stick with your policy - you may be surprised to find that the parents will adhere. I feel like sometimes parents are just pushing limits, but when you reinforce your policies they end up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By JackandJill
I agree with PP, a consistent routine is the best...

I agree with PP, a consistent routine is the best approach. My little ones know the drill and even those who put up a fight seem to adjust within a week or two. But I never waiver, every child must...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,313
Posted By JackandJill
Almost all my kids came with chocolate around...

Almost all my kids came with chocolate around their mouths, and parents chuckling that all they wanted for breakfast/car ride was candy. My morning was INSANE!!

So in return, all children were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By JackandJill
After one year of starting my daycare, I closed...

After one year of starting my daycare, I closed on Fridays. I also now only take part time families. No one is here more than 3 days each week. This way no one is here long enough in the week to make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,497
Posted By JackandJill
I would just send an email after pick up, and...

I would just send an email after pick up, and then send a text asking them to please check their email, and to confirm with you that they have read it. That way you can make sure they get it, and...
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