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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By Rainbow
I've had a few babies that either couldn't (kept...

I've had a few babies that either couldn't (kept gagging on it) or wouldn't eat solid food until 8-10 months. They were all eating normally by 12 months. I wouldn't stress about it yet.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,501
Posted By Rainbow
I agree something seems fishy about this story....

I agree something seems fishy about this story. Although most people would notice from the smell (and it seems that the person serving the juice did), I do know of at least a couple people who can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,335
Posted By Rainbow
Do you think your inlaws are actually really...

Do you think your inlaws are actually really upset about these things or do you think they may have mentioned it to their mother in passing and she is just overly upset on their behalf?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,192
Posted By Rainbow
MN Child Care Emergency Plan

I know this requirement came out a little while ago, but I didn't know about it until I was going through my re-licensing paperwork.

Maybe it is just me, but every time I look at it, I think to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,331
Posted By Rainbow
I don't get it. How could that ever work? If you...

I don't get it. How could that ever work? If you lose a SA and now only have 1 SA, then you're what - out of luck? All 6 of your other kids now need to fine new daycare? :confused::confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,117
Posted By Rainbow
I have a 2 yr old that has been frequently...

I have a 2 yr old that has been frequently keeping food in his mouth after meals/snacks. When I notice this, I just send him back to the table until he is done and give him the option to spit it in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,404
Posted By Rainbow
I have this one and use a foam puzzle mat under...

I have this one and use a foam puzzle mat under it and velcro the play yard and mat together. It keeps the sides in place, even if kids try to push on them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,362
Posted By Rainbow
I recently checked and for me, I have 60 days to...

I recently checked and for me, I have 60 days to submit. I always write everything down on paper, but tend to drag my feet on inputing it online... So, I would assume you are fine.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,456
Posted By Rainbow
I have this stroller too and recommend it. The...

I have this stroller too and recommend it. The only thing I don't like is that it can get a little awkward with reclining the seats if they are facing opposite directions (1 forward/1 backward).
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,076
Posted By Rainbow
I don't know how it looks on their end, but I...

I don't know how it looks on their end, but I still have 1 invoice still marked as unpaid, but the money is in my bank account.

I wonder if they see 4 invoices on the kid kare website or have they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,186
Posted By Rainbow
Now there is an idea :lol:

Now there is an idea :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 05:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,186
Posted By Rainbow
Yes! I swear everyday I log in, I see something...

Yes! I swear everyday I log in, I see something different on my invoices from last week. I've had a few flip flop from paid to unpaid a few times and one that lost a change in payment. I still have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,308
Posted By Rainbow
I've had the same issues as everyone else since...

I've had the same issues as everyone else since the update over the weekend. Invoices marked as unpaid that I know were already paid, plus one family's invoice just went *poof* and disappeared! It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,104
Posted By Rainbow
One Toy At A Time

I was reading through some older posts where people said they only let kids play with one toy at a time.

I finally got fed up with kids not willing to clean up their toys, so, this morning, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,279
Posted By Rainbow
I recently puchased the quad version of this, and...

I recently puchased the quad version of this, and yes, it is heavy, but somehow, it is still fairly easy to push and steers great (I can spin it in a circle one handed). Sometimes pushing down on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,560
Posted By Rainbow
I've had the same problem with sheets being too...

I've had the same problem with sheets being too tight and bunching up the pnp mattress. Currently I have Graco brand pnps and use Graco brand sheets I found on Amazon. They do not have any elastic...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,675
Posted By Rainbow
Wow. Whenever I have mine inspected, they just...

Wow. Whenever I have mine inspected, they just give it a visual look over, check the date, take off the hose, blow through it, slap a new label on it and charge me $5 bucks. I could do all that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,172
Posted By Rainbow
This. You can send notes and pictures to...

This. You can send notes and pictures to individuals or groups of families and every family only has access to their own child(ren)'s account. My dcparents love love love seeing pictures of their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,533
Posted By Rainbow
Do you think he could possibly just be tired? I...

Do you think he could possibly just be tired? I have a 1 yr old that acts similarly (crying over everything, including kids coming near him) until after he takes a good nap and then he changes into a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,535
Posted By Rainbow
Can't help you with the ADA rules, but chances...

Can't help you with the ADA rules, but chances are, that if you hire someone to fix the bathroom for you, that they will take care of the permits for you. That has been my experience with various...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,773
Posted By Rainbow
I'm probably not the best at this and I don't...

I'm probably not the best at this and I don't have too much trouble with parents being late. But what I have done in the past is just hand them a short note that just says Late fee of $XX from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,180
Posted By Rainbow
Sorry, I don't really have an update. She hasn't...

Sorry, I don't really have an update. She hasn't talked to me about it again. Neighbor kid is not always at the bus stop, so maybe she figured out a different solution.

I do appreciate everyone's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,180
Posted By Rainbow
My kids can and have gone to the bus stop by...

My kids can and have gone to the bus stop by themselves, but I enjoy being able to go with them and they still like me waiting with them. So, I don't expect it to be a huge inconvenience for me,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,180
Posted By Rainbow
Isn't $10/week close to free? I guess it could be...

Isn't $10/week close to free? I guess it could be one of those situations where it depends on if you are the parent or the daycare provider?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,180
Posted By Rainbow
Yes, I agree with what BC said too and was...

Yes, I agree with what BC said too and was thinking about charging somewhere around that amount/week as well. She said she would pay me, but we never discussed rates and I figured I would mull it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,180
Posted By Rainbow
Before School Only

I have a neighbor who needs me to watch her kid, only while at the bus stop, at the same time as my kids. So for about 10-15 min if the bus is on time (so far this year it has been 5-15min late each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 992
Posted By Rainbow
Thank you. I guess I will have to use that form...

Thank you. I guess I will have to use that form then.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 992
Posted By Rainbow
Admissions and Arrangements Form - MN

I have my own contract (with days/hours/rate) with a separate form for parent and emergency contacts. My licensor says I am supposed to use the state issued "family child care admission and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,273
Posted By Rainbow
Seriously, I have no idea how so many providers...

Seriously, I have no idea how so many providers on here manage to open up their daycare so quickly after having a baby. Especially after having a c-section?! I just had a baby and had an unplanned...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,367
Posted By Rainbow
Apply for your license now! I don't know what the...

Apply for your license now! I don't know what the licensing process is like in Texas, but it took me 7 months from the time I sent in my application until I was licensed. If I had known it would take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,734
Posted By Rainbow
LOL I was just going to say I once had 2 kids...

LOL I was just going to say I once had 2 kids fight over an imaginary pet cat!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,253
Posted By Rainbow
Front Load Washer In Daycare Space and Childproofing

I have a large daycare room in my house that also has our washer and dryer. We're going to be upgrading soon and changing to a front load washer and dryer. Currently we have a washer/dryer that has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,542
Posted By Rainbow
Schools having to call parents when children are...

Schools having to call parents when children are absent, without prior notice, is not quite the same as a home daycare. Many kids going to school are walking to school or waiting at a bus stop by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,591
Posted By Rainbow
I've finally gotten my daycare up and running and...

I've finally gotten my daycare up and running and I have signed on 3 new families while pregnant. All of them knew, when signing up, that I am planning on being closed for about 2 1/2 months when I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,754
Posted By Rainbow
I did a very quick search. Is the thick mitted...

I did a very quick search. Is the thick mitted picking shirt just a long sleeved shirt/sweater with the cuffs sewn shut? Maybe with some stuffing shoved in there to keep it from fitting in the mouth?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,754
Posted By Rainbow
Thanks everyone. I figured someone must have...

Thanks everyone. I figured someone must have dealt with this before. Hopefully it will be a short phase as some of you said.

Blackcat - I haven't been watching him for very long, but as far as a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,754
Posted By Rainbow
Toddler gags himself on purpose - help

I have a 15 month dcb who has started putting his hand in the back of his mouth to gag himself. So far, it has only been at nap time when I put him in a pnp. The first day he did this, he actually...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,474
Posted By Rainbow
new infant issues

I have a new 6 month infant that for the last 2 days I feel like I have spent all day trying to figure out when she is hungry and when she is tired. I also haven't been able to get her to sleep in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,135
Posted By Rainbow
Wow! I don't understand how someone could think...

Wow! I don't understand how someone could think it is ok to only pay, at most, half of their mortgage?! :eek: Paying the cable bill isn't going to do him any good if he doesn't have a house to watch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,341
Posted By Rainbow
I first started watching a dc boy at the same...

I first started watching a dc boy at the same time my oldest son started kindergarten (bringing in new germs from school) and over the winter/spring there was not one week that went by where someone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,577
Posted By Rainbow
If she expects you to watch her child for free...

If she expects you to watch her child for free and then goes out of her way to turn a client against you, she is not deserving of the great care you give her child. Cut the strings and maybe she will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,310
Posted By Rainbow
Thanks Blackcat. I will look that over.

Thanks Blackcat. I will look that over.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,310
Posted By Rainbow
childcare assistance

I'm just starting out and have had interest with a parent who says she qualifies for childcare assistance. I don't know what the rules are with this. Thanks to all of your advice, I know that I need...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-05-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,081
Posted By Rainbow
Deducting Required Home Improvements

Hi. I'm starting up a home daycare. I am required by licensing to make a few home improvements first. Can I deduct these 100% or only a percentage?
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