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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,608
Posted By DCBlessings27
My daughter and I had pneumonia last year. My...

My daughter and I had pneumonia last year. My doctor said we were contagious until we had been on antibiotics for 2 days I believe, so I think not letting him return until Monday was your best option.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 834
Posted By DCBlessings27
Need Quick Policy Help

I have an interview tonight, and I have to rewrite my phb with policies that are more strict and for a school-year schedule. I have never charged a late fee or required a deposit to hold a spot, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,308
Posted By DCBlessings27
I've never seen a boob-flopped-out-at-a-table...

I've never seen a boob-flopped-out-at-a-table type of situation. The only time I've witnessed breast feeding without being covered was in a room dedicated to nursing at a theme park. Even there, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,308
Posted By DCBlessings27
likethis This is how I am. I vary how I am...

likethis This is how I am. I vary how I am depending on my situation even in my own home.

If only my kids/husband or sisters are here, I don't cover up.

If my brothers/sils/friends are here,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,308
Posted By DCBlessings27
My husband is conservative as well. If I don't...

My husband is conservative as well. If I don't grab a cami or tank to put under my shirts, he grabs one for me. My daughter (3yo) has seen me without clothes, but he will NEVER let our daughters see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,308
Posted By DCBlessings27
Speaking of which, we had people up in arms about...

Speaking of which, we had people up in arms about this logo because they said it was reminiscent of a woman's breast. My husband, who designs stuff like this, said it was just a poor design.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,582
Posted By DCBlessings27
HOW In The World Did I Do This?

I am tired and running around like a mad woman! The babies cry in tandem at times; the preschoolers are fighting over dress up clothes; the play room is a mess; I'm cooking and cleaning when I have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By DCBlessings27
Oh, he does have a bad double ear infection and...

Oh, he does have a bad double ear infection and is on antibiotics. He should be almost done with those, but the parents missed a couple doses.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By DCBlessings27
9-Month Old Crying

This is the third day with a new dcb. He was home all last week on spring break with his dad. The 9-month old dcb will not stop crying unless being held or pushed on a ride-on toy. If he does calm...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-26-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,467
Posted By DCBlessings27
Thank you so much!

Thank you so much!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-25-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,467
Posted By DCBlessings27
Tax Payments

My husband was only employed as a contractor until the beginning of March, but he's received about 13K since the beginning of the year. I was off for a bit during this time and my income has been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,466
Posted By DCBlessings27
My daughter would definitely have done something...

My daughter would definitely have done something similar. I have pictures of her sitting in a box that she loved to play in. Half the time, she takes random objects from around the house and uses...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,035
Posted By DCBlessings27
I'm glad that you had a great first week. I hope...

I'm glad that you had a great first week. I hope you continue to have a great time doing what you love to do!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,123
Posted By DCBlessings27
I wait about 15 minutes before calling them. I...

I wait about 15 minutes before calling them. I might change this though and not bother if they're going to waste my time.

I know some providers who don't inform prospective parents of their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By DCBlessings27
I like the idea of the shape train, and I might...

I like the idea of the shape train, and I might have to do that sometime.

I don't really do a curriculum, but my daughter loves the song I made up for her before we took a train trip to Chicago...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By DCBlessings27
I'm not sure which area of town you live in, but...

I'm not sure which area of town you live in, but Aldi is a great place to start. Their produce is good most of the time. If you get something that isn't good, they'll refund your money and replace...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,024
Posted By DCBlessings27
I would be happier about his statements if he was...

I would be happier about his statements if he was referring to centers. However, I can see daycare parents just hearing that the POTUS thinks daycare is expensive and thinking their family child care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,352
Posted By DCBlessings27
This. I would like something like this to make...

This. I would like something like this to make the daycare area safe and comfortable for the kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,969
Posted By DCBlessings27
:confused: I really don't understand some daycare...

:confused: I really don't understand some daycare parents. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,338
Posted By DCBlessings27
I've never offered a prospective parent a drink.

I've never offered a prospective parent a drink.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,338
Posted By DCBlessings27
likethis:lol:

likethis:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,583
Posted By DCBlessings27
Here, this should work to show the tax guy....

Here, this should work to show the tax guy. http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw10.pdf
The instructions for the form don't say anything about needing some of the additional information he's wanting.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,273
Posted By DCBlessings27
I can see your comment about them deleting...

I can see your comment about them deleting comments. I really didn't find them very surprising.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,536
Posted By DCBlessings27
That's sweet. My oldest niece is adopted (was...

That's sweet. My oldest niece is adopted (was adopted at 9), and her younger siblings were able to be adopted as well by other families. Her older brothers didn't get adopted and fell through the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,494
Posted By DCBlessings27
I used to allow the daycare children on my...

I used to allow the daycare children on my furniture, but I no longer do. I was super annoyed one day because a dcm brought her child in sleepy and told her that she could lay down on my couch. Um,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,822
Posted By DCBlessings27
Not all states. :) Kansas doesn't allow anyone to...

Not all states. :) Kansas doesn't allow anyone to care for unrelated children on an ongoing basis without being licensed. Someone could watch up to 2 unrelated children for a total of less than 20...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,640
Posted By DCBlessings27
I understand charging for maternity leave, and I...

I understand charging for maternity leave, and I would charge too. However, the teacher might not be getting paid for maternity leave. I had my first baby while teaching, and I used all my sick days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,539
Posted By DCBlessings27
I have always used an exersaucer to keep the...

I have always used an exersaucer to keep the infants occupied. I got a superyard this summer though, so I'll likely use it and a blanket.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,492
Posted By DCBlessings27
I have an $3/hour for an hourly rate, but it only...

I have an $3/hour for an hourly rate, but it only counts for up to 3 hours. For 4 hours, I charge $15. Anything over 4 hours, I charge $30 for a full day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,706
Posted By DCBlessings27
This is how I would handle it as well.

This is how I would handle it as well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,380
Posted By DCBlessings27
I think you are handling it the best way you feel...

I think you are handling it the best way you feel works. If you don't feel comfortable saying anything to them, then I think you came up with a good compromise for your daycare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,912
Posted By DCBlessings27
My dad never attended kindergarten (because the...

My dad never attended kindergarten (because the school didn't offer it) much less preschool. Does this diminish his intelligence? No.

I don't agree with this universal preschool idea or what it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,391
Posted By DCBlessings27
This situation makes me sad for my daughters'...

This situation makes me sad for my daughters' future schooling. I had planned to make time to help out in the classroom for events such as Valentine's parties, and I'll be sad if all schools start...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,391
Posted By DCBlessings27
I agree with this. I taught high school, but I...

I agree with this. I taught high school, but I made it a point to have a celebration at the end of the semester because the kids don't really get to have fun/relaxed atmosphere in school anymore. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By DCBlessings27
Smile Sorry that you had a rough day. I hope the rest...

Sorry that you had a rough day. I hope the rest of the week is better for you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,156
Posted By DCBlessings27
My odd spit up all the time, and my 7 week old...

My odd spit up all the time, and my 7 week old spits up too. The doctor says that the meds don't stop the spitting up; they just help reduce the acid.

I think eating every 2 hours at that age...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,836
Posted By DCBlessings27
Talking What she was saying is that it is near to...

What she was saying is that it is near to impossible to obtain both a foster care license and daycare license in KS. Everyone I've ever spoken to at local and state level say that they never grant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,749
Posted By DCBlessings27
I've thought about this too. I'm not really...

I've thought about this too. I'm not really worried, seeing as how my uncle in Japan hasn't announced that the world ended there since it's already the 21st.

I do feel as if some of the shootings...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,868
Posted By DCBlessings27
That sounds odd to me too. I've never heard of...

That sounds odd to me too. I've never heard of that. I know that my dd would sit in a W position around 1, which her pediatrician said wasn't good for her.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,639
Posted By DCBlessings27
That's really frustrating. My fil hand-built my...

That's really frustrating. My fil hand-built my crib for my 3dd. I can't use it during daycare hours since he built it, but I'm going to use it after hours for the baby I'm having next week. I use a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5,952
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 682,607
Posted By DCBlessings27
Angry I'm missing my niece's choir concert right now...

I'm missing my niece's choir concert right now because I didn't have a parent pick up until 6:10. My dh and dd had to leave finally without me because we were supposed to have our niece there by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,815
Posted By DCBlessings27
Thoughts and prayers for you. I hope you take as...

Thoughts and prayers for you. I hope you take as much time as you need.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By DCBlessings27
I've never had strep, but my husband's cousin...

I've never had strep, but my husband's cousin just had it. She had her tonsils out about 4 years ago. Strep might be a possibility.

Can you just make her as comfortable as you can until you can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,182
Posted By DCBlessings27
It wasn't required when I signed up either, and...

It wasn't required when I signed up either, and I've never linked my Facebook account to it. I just use my email address. Under the large Facebook and Twitter buttons, it says sign up using email...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,802
Posted By DCBlessings27
You don't think 2 weeks off after a c-section is...

You don't think 2 weeks off after a c-section is enough when she'll have her husband's help? We've told most of my daycare parents that we're taking from Dec. 24th-Jan. 7th off. We're scheduled for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,419
Posted By DCBlessings27
I love that the Mosier's are getting their story...

I love that the Mosier's are getting their story out to so many people. It is a tragic story, and I am sure they blame themselves for taking Bryce back to that provider. However, it's bringing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,941
Posted By DCBlessings27
I have an awesome hubby! He's currently...

I have an awesome hubby!

He's currently unemployed so he does have some time on his hands. However, he's been working on freelance projects most of the day (some of last night) in the basement or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,259
Posted By DCBlessings27
I always close Christmas Eve, Christmas, and the...

I always close Christmas Eve, Christmas, and the day after Christmas. This year especially I'll be closed for the whole week because we scheduled my c-section for the 27th.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,734
Posted By DCBlessings27
Best wishes to you since you're dealing with this...

Best wishes to you since you're dealing with this at 8 months pregnant.

I'm not a smiley person at all. So, I wouldn't worry about the scowling thing. I think sometimes people think I'm scowling,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,459
Posted By DCBlessings27
Ok, this is what I did because I was in a similar...

Ok, this is what I did because I was in a similar position.

My dcg turned 3 in August. She's not super big; she's just solid. So, it's not the most fun to change diapers for her. However, she'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,500
Posted By DCBlessings27
I thought it was just me too. It was a boring nap...

I thought it was just me too. It was a boring nap time without the forum. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,691
Posted By DCBlessings27
I do know that it's just one side of the story....

I do know that it's just one side of the story. As to the state finding her "in her bed," those results weren't from the parents. That's how the report would have read. It's not uncommon for dc...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,691
Posted By DCBlessings27
Angry This Is My State

This is an open letter posted on Facebook.

I am writing this letter for my son, a letter he is incapable of doing on his own. My son ******* passed away August 4th, 2011. He was not ill. He was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,057
Posted By DCBlessings27
For mine, I just wrote that the kids were within...

For mine, I just wrote that the kids were within sight/hearing distance of me unless I had to attend to personal needs, etc. I basically just wrote along with the regulations, so I mentioned what I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,161
Posted By DCBlessings27
Yes, I would turn her in even though you've known...

Yes, I would turn her in even though you've known her for a long time. I would do what was best for the children in her care.

We had an illegal provider here get shut down because she was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,334
Posted By DCBlessings27
Yes, KS recently implemented the program to show...

Yes, KS recently implemented the program to show violations, complaints, and administrative orders. So far, I don't know ANY parents who have actually used the portal. At this point, it seems to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,504
Posted By DCBlessings27
It's the first thing I do after someone contacts...

It's the first thing I do after someone contacts me about a spot. My husband will even look them up too for me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,806
Posted By DCBlessings27
Good luck with the changes if they get passed....

Good luck with the changes if they get passed. We're currently in the final stages of new regulations here in Kansas. Ours started as a proposed law that got passed and then went to some proposed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,650
Posted By DCBlessings27
Since your dd is SA, I think you could talk up...

Since your dd is SA, I think you could talk up the fact that the friend could take her to do things (library, park) that she wouldn't be able to do. For the "favorite friend," she likely would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,744
Posted By DCBlessings27
My food program lady doesn't have to see food at...

My food program lady doesn't have to see food at every visit. She came last week, and she didn't need to see food that time. Could it have been a situation like that? Mine also saves the non-food...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,412
Posted By DCBlessings27
I've been using them for a couple months now....

I've been using them for a couple months now. Someone had posted a picture here about them, so I bought some. I have 5 that I fold up and put back into the carrying bags each day. The kids love them,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,634
Posted By DCBlessings27
With my mom's side, religion definitely played a...

With my mom's side, religion definitely played a role in family sizes. I am 1 of 5. My mom was 1 of 7 (would have been 9 but the last 2 pregnancies were stillborn). Her dad was 1 of 11. Of his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,747
Posted By DCBlessings27
IMO, this topic is just like the breastfeeding...

IMO, this topic is just like the breastfeeding one. Each person makes his/her own choices as to the size of his/her family. For me, my husband and I are stopping after I have this second baby in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By DCBlessings27
I've had my dcg (3) since she was 8months. She...

I've had my dcg (3) since she was 8months. She only plays with anything for brief periods. She's definitely the first one done with any activity. Yesterday, she was done playing with playdoh in 5...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,366
Posted By DCBlessings27
CA is not the only state to adopt some food/drink...

CA is not the only state to adopt some food/drink rules. KS requires 1% or skim milk and basically follows the same regulations as the food program. That's why you might as well be on a food program...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,490
Posted By DCBlessings27
I don't understand kids and how they behave, but...

I don't understand kids and how they behave, but I know that my dcb picks on the same child every day. He's a hitter and hair puller. He ALWAYS does it to one dcg. I separate him and let him know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,490
Posted By DCBlessings27
We don't pinch here, but my dd went through a...

We don't pinch here, but my dd went through a pinching stage at 2. I don't even know where she learned it, but she did it. She did it to dh and me as well. I just separated her and let her know that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,267
Posted By DCBlessings27
I don't think your sick policy is too extreme...

I don't think your sick policy is too extreme when laid out how it is. However, if you are only watching 1 other child today besides this sick one who came, I don't see how you couldn't maintain a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,601
Posted By DCBlessings27
I'm confused. I thought that the rates were the...

I'm confused. I thought that the rates were the same for the 48 continental states. I get reimbursed more than what MarinaVanessa says hers are.

Breakfast 1.24
Lunch 2.32
Snack .69
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,876
Posted By DCBlessings27
When I had signs made, I just used vistaprint.com...

When I had signs made, I just used vistaprint.com for those. I'm fortunate to have a husband with a graphic design degree. He designed my logo.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,058
Posted By DCBlessings27
I do outside time right after breakfast. My kids...

I do outside time right after breakfast. My kids don't really get dirty though, so they're not yucky for nap.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,824
Posted By DCBlessings27
I don't know about Texas regulations, but this is...

I don't know about Texas regulations, but this is what I did for my daycare signs. I didn't want my cell number on signs that were going to be posted on street corners, so I got a free Google Voice...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 08-14-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,702
Posted By DCBlessings27
Kayleigh, the information from the daycare.com...

Kayleigh, the information from the daycare.com hasn't been updated. If you register here, send me a private message. I can help out with any questions you have. To review the regulations for KS,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,058
Posted By DCBlessings27
I would likely mention it to the mom. This is one...

I would likely mention it to the mom. This is one of my husband's fears. He asked me to stop saying that I was dying (something I've been saying due to the bad heartburn with this pregnancy). He's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,359
Posted By DCBlessings27
My friend didn't get the impression that the...

My friend didn't get the impression that the provider was charging more due to her ds requiring more work. She feels that the provider only saw a way to get more money. Yes, my friend knows that her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,556
Posted By DCBlessings27
I'm not in So. California, but how hot has it...

I'm not in So. California, but how hot has it been? We're finally getting a little cool down (90s) from the 110-112 degree temps we'd been having. It was only 75 yesterday when we went out in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,352
Posted By DCBlessings27
My dd had a few problems with nap. She had been...

My dd had a few problems with nap. She had been napping in her room while the other kids napped in the living room together. My dd started napping again once I let her nap with the other kids. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,600
Posted By DCBlessings27
In KS, our food program MUST turn us in if we are...

In KS, our food program MUST turn us in if we are over numbers. I would be getting a surprise visit if I'd been in your shoes.

When my dd gets old enough, I'll have to make sure that she doesn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,088
Posted By DCBlessings27
KS--max is 10 alone. My child (and the one on the...

KS--max is 10 alone. My child (and the one on the way) count until 11, so I could only enroll 8.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,359
Posted By DCBlessings27
Yes, it's a licensed daycare. We have to be...

Yes, it's a licensed daycare. We have to be licensed in my state.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,359
Posted By DCBlessings27
Unhappy Correct or Incorrect?

My best friend texted me today to ask me a question about daycare. Her current provider has had the children in care for a short while. Recently, she told my friend that she is changing the contract...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,050
Posted By DCBlessings27
I'm going to second this advice. If this works...

I'm going to second this advice. If this works out, then some time apart might be the best for your dh and you, Breezy. Having your ds around his family (grandparents, uncle (the brother you've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,559
Posted By DCBlessings27
I agree with this. OP provider needs her sleep,...

I agree with this. OP provider needs her sleep, so her hubby getting up for a few minutes at night isn't worthy of Father of the Year Award. JMO. OP said her hubby claimed to have taken care of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,715
Posted By DCBlessings27
I have never charged a deposit either. Some...

I have never charged a deposit either. Some providers in my area require a deposit, but it's not a full two weeks or even a week's pay. It's like $25-$50 to hold a spot.

I require two weeks'...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,387
Posted By DCBlessings27
Since you called the school and found out she...

Since you called the school and found out she does have a job, maybe you should give her the benefit of the doubt. Jobs are tough to find sometimes as a first year teacher. (I taught for awhile...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,459
Posted By DCBlessings27
I hate this kind of story. Even if the "fired"...

I hate this kind of story. Even if the "fired" teacher was the one, parents should have been notified. IMO.

We had a daycare shut down here 2 years ago for using corporal punishments and making...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,418
Posted By DCBlessings27
I'm jealous of the options! :) When I started my...

I'm jealous of the options! :) When I started my daycare, my dd was 4months. I had (2) 3yo, 2yo, and a 17mo along with her. I managed to take care of her, and naptime was our special time together...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,535
Posted By DCBlessings27
Not a fan of overalls either. One dcb comes in...

Not a fan of overalls either. One dcb comes in them sometimes, but they have the buttons on the bottom. Also, I am not a fan of rompers. My sister bought some for dd when she was 18months. They were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,648
Posted By DCBlessings27
After nap but before pickup is the slowest time...

After nap but before pickup is the slowest time ever!!! I just feel that it drags like crazy. The morning tends to fly by most of the time. For non-daycare reasons, the nights have been bad lately...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,462
Posted By DCBlessings27
I didn't choose yes to the growing the garden bc...

I didn't choose yes to the growing the garden bc I don't know what type of plants someone might have in his/her basement especially since a preschooler wouldn't/shouldn't know what the "garden" plant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,436
Posted By DCBlessings27
I don't have any current pt, but I don't really...

I don't have any current pt, but I don't really mess with the hours issue. I do consider anything over 4 hours as a full day. I have a pt rate for 2 days and a pt rate for 3 days. Anything over 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,335
Posted By DCBlessings27
I too think you should take the whole day off,...

I too think you should take the whole day off, regardless of what the daycare parents are asking. It's a family member, and you might be more emotional than you think. Also, I too think you'd be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,052
Posted By DCBlessings27
My husband thinks it's the greatest ad ever. It...

My husband thinks it's the greatest ad ever. It definitely made me laugh. Oh, and my students educated me on 4/20 during my first year teaching. I had no clue. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,620
Posted By DCBlessings27
My husband works in advertising, so he's always...

My husband works in advertising, so he's always been a Mac person. He finally got me to switch last year. I do love my Mac laptop! I do drive him nuts though because I had him get me the Microsoft...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 07-27-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,497
Posted By DCBlessings27
My ob doesn't offer weekend, early morning, or...

My ob doesn't offer weekend, early morning, or evening appointments. The latest they stay open is 6pm and on Thursdays only--at a location clear across town. I guess I'm fortunate enough to have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,262
Posted By DCBlessings27
I started my now 19month on a mat at 13months. KS...

I started my now 19month on a mat at 13months. KS passed new regs that say mats after a year unless you have the weight info for pack n plays on hand. Dcb HATED the pack n play, so I never bothered....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,262
Posted By DCBlessings27
My dd was transitioned to 1 nap by 12months or a...

My dd was transitioned to 1 nap by 12months or a little after. But, I let it depend on the kid. My 19month dcb started out with 2 naps at 13months and then went to 1 nap for awhile. Now, he's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,557
Posted By DCBlessings27
Actually, the use of a comma after "and" is...

Actually, the use of a comma after "and" is correct, depending on the type of writing. Sorry, former English teacher. ;) OP, I'm one who uses transition words too ("though"), so the words wouldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,376
Posted By DCBlessings27
What kind of info is listed on the public info...

What kind of info is listed on the public info site? We were told that KS lists the complaint even if it turns out to be false. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,781
Posted By DCBlessings27
We aren't allowed to put signs in our yards here...

We aren't allowed to put signs in our yards here (KS). The sign would have to be on our actual house to be ok. The city also won't allow signs posted on street corners anymore. I've gotten all but 2...
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