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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,235
Posted By Memc2001
I miscarried in July and not one person cared to...

I miscarried in July and not one person cared to say anything to me. The best thing you can do is express your condolences to her and let her know you are there for her. A dinner would be extra...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,257
Posted By Memc2001
My husband cut the door in half and made a...

My husband cut the door in half and made a "church door" where it is half the height and still has a lock on it so I can see and hear the kids while preparing meals. I have also gotten the kids into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,592
Posted By Memc2001
You need some SERIOUS marriage and Dave Ramsey...

You need some SERIOUS marriage and Dave Ramsey counseling ASAP. This is not the way a marriage works. But the Dave Ramsey isn't going to work until the marriage does.

Food first, mortgage second...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,623
Posted By Memc2001
It is just a little under 500 square feet. I am a...

It is just a little under 500 square feet. I am a licensed home in MO. Everything in the room is safe and approved by sanitation, licensing and state fire marshall. I have a door to the front and one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,623
Posted By Memc2001
We do have a sink. My husband put a hand washing...

We do have a sink. My husband put a hand washing sink in quickly after our conversion. It's near the laundry room and door to the house.

Last year, he built a bathroom instead so that the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,623
Posted By Memc2001
I did this in 2008. I paid a little over $2000 to...

I did this in 2008. I paid a little over $2000 to build a wall where the garage door is. I kept the garage door and all the hardware. It would cost about $500 to covert it back.(if you convert it, it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,268
Posted By Memc2001
I also do not charge teachers during the summer...

I also do not charge teachers during the summer months. I fill in their spots with school age kids to make up most of the loss.. I know other providers here that charge 50% during summer months to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,389
Posted By Memc2001
AS long as it isn't horrid out, they go outside....

AS long as it isn't horrid out, they go outside. In a 485 sq foot room, there just isn't enough of it to go around. If they have to be inside I try to get everyone seated and feed them fruit and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,779
Posted By Memc2001
Per my contract- New Year's Day Memorial Day ...

Per my contract-
New Year's Day
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,767
Posted By Memc2001
I take 5 days paid vacation a year, plus Major...

I take 5 days paid vacation a year, plus Major Holidays are paid. (4th of July, New Years, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas)

So that's a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,180
Posted By Memc2001
I have had 2 out of 6 clients pay for this week....

I have had 2 out of 6 clients pay for this week. OUCH. So I put together a "winter newsletter" this morning and mailed it out to all the families who conveniently forgot. It should be interesting on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,894
Posted By Memc2001
I have 2, I normally have 7-8. This happened on...

I have 2, I normally have 7-8. This happened on the 23rd, too and it will be the same tomorrow. Pretty sure I will NOT be open next year during the week of Christmas. Seems like a waste of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,858
Posted By Memc2001
After 7 years, I finally got the nerve to say no...

After 7 years, I finally got the nerve to say no more on these breaks from school. For some reason I attract many of the children with behavior issues, all are boys in the 5-8 year range. I realized...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,906
Posted By Memc2001
I am sorry this happened to you! I made Christmas...

I am sorry this happened to you! I made Christmas cookies on my own today. I think next year since the 26th is a Friday I am going to take that day off for sure. I am not going to be played like this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,906
Posted By Memc2001
Angry I am in the same boat this year--I gave kids...

I am in the same boat this year--I gave kids Scholastic books and a St. Jude's candy cane and the parents got a Yankee Candle gift set (my husband is a store manager). Not ONE single token of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Memc2001
YES! AND BOO ----to parents not calling and not...

YES! AND BOO ----to parents not calling and not showing up today. I am working for one kid today! What a waste!

Also, I just want to say I am NOT buying gifts for my clients anymore. None of them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,056
Posted By Memc2001
As long as I can afford it, I pay someone to...

As long as I can afford it, I pay someone to clean my home 2-3 times a month. It really helps. When hubby is off, he does some laundry. I am also in school full-time so my time away from daycare and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 20,358
Posted By Memc2001
LOL! Some of these "worst" gifts are hilarious! ...

LOL! Some of these "worst" gifts are hilarious!

I have always had great clients and those that give me a gift are very generous. One of them insists on giving me gifts every year. My husband is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,956
Posted By Memc2001
HOLY SH*T. No way. TERM.

HOLY SH*T. No way. TERM.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,105
Posted By Memc2001
Yeah, when we met we were both in the hotel...

Yeah, when we met we were both in the hotel industry. I have worked many a Christmas day, so has he. It just SUCKS when you have kids.
My dad was an airline pilot and while he was home most holidays...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,105
Posted By Memc2001
My husband has been the Store Manager at a retail...

My husband has been the Store Manager at a retail store for 11 years. For the last 3 years, with Yankee Candle Company at an outlet mall. My children have never gotten to see their Dad relax and...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-27-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,395
Posted By Memc2001
Yes, before I was licensed I had already...

Yes, before I was licensed I had already established an LLC and a Fed. Tax ID number for my clients. Makes everything legit.

You can deduct the percentage of your house, utilities, etc that is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,243
Posted By Memc2001
I know they are "just kids" but isn't that the...

I know they are "just kids" but isn't that the most frustrating thing?! I HATE throwing good food away even if I am required to serve it. I have 2-3 DCK's that won't even try the food let alone vomit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,399
Posted By Memc2001
Sorry, I forgot to congratulate you on your...

Sorry, I forgot to congratulate you on your successful morning!

I still have the Fire Marshall to come any day now and he is unannounced as well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,399
Posted By Memc2001
A sanitation inspection is similar to what a...

A sanitation inspection is similar to what a restaurant goes through when they are inspected but obviously focused on daycare setting. The representative is from the county health dept.

She is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,579
Posted By Memc2001
I know it is some work but to be honest the food...

I know it is some work but to be honest the food program is what makes being licensed worth it. With 7 full-timers and 11-13 after school for snack I am getting between $850-$950 per month. This more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 14,379
Posted By Memc2001
What a**holes. I will flag it. Tell me where to...

What a**holes. I will flag it. Tell me where to go!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,399
Posted By Memc2001
Relief!

Does anyone else feel a major sense of relief/accomplishment when the sanitation or state inspection is over with and things went well?

Sanitation finally arrived today, haven't been here in 13...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,425
Posted By Memc2001
(I am a licensed daycare home) When the new laws...

(I am a licensed daycare home) When the new laws about drop-side cribs came down I went to Wal-Mart and purchased 2 of the $99 cribs. They are a little bigger than I like but the room doesn't get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,740
Posted By Memc2001
Unless they are violating a contract you have no...

Unless they are violating a contract you have no say over what they do. Does it tick me off? YES ABSOLUTELY. Is their anything I can do? NO. I provide a service, they pay me for it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,908
Posted By Memc2001
Honestly, I don't take non-napper for this...

Honestly, I don't take non-napper for this reason. The hours of 12:30-3pm is such a needed time that I refuse anyone who isn't down with napping. I have also refused any school agers on days school...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,251
Posted By Memc2001
Red face Awesome, Love it! BBT is my fav.

Awesome, Love it! BBT is my fav.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,765
Posted By Memc2001
I do not charge for late pick ups but it is in my...

I do not charge for late pick ups but it is in my contract that I CAN. I really don't have much of a problem with late pick ups so it's never been much of an issue. I tell my parents that I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,460
Posted By Memc2001
Hopefully your friend/acquaintance will pony up...

Hopefully your friend/acquaintance will pony up the money before you have to ask. I never charge more than what my bank fees are. I don't have a late fee, I just simply refuse service if it is not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,199
Posted By Memc2001
You DO have rights and a copy of those should...

You DO have rights and a copy of those should have been provided to you at the visit.

To be honest, this is the crap that is taking me out of this business. The stress of it is unbelievable.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,965
Posted By Memc2001
Lovely, isn't it?! They don't have any "time to...

Lovely, isn't it?! They don't have any "time to take off work" or "it's just teething" or "allergies." All of the above may be true but everyone gets sick from it eventually. Ugh. This topic is the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,368
Posted By Memc2001
Good luck! That sounds like a great opportunity...

Good luck! That sounds like a great opportunity to offer to anyone in the area who is in that line of work. It would take a lot of networking but you never know~ Congratulations to your family on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,783
Posted By Memc2001
Luckily, they have nothing to sue me for. They...

Luckily, they have nothing to sue me for. They quit me. I did not term. them. I gave them damn near everything back just to remedy the situation. They are broke and don't have the means to sue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,783
Posted By Memc2001
Also, I want to reiterate--I did NOT have a...

Also, I want to reiterate--I did NOT have a signed contract from her. I failed to realize that she did not return the parent policy until this morning when I was going to pull it and explain what she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,402
Posted By Memc2001
hairspray

hairspray
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,693
Posted By Memc2001
If you are on the food program you add that to...

If you are on the food program you add that to your income and then take the deduction on your taxes. Usually it's higher on my taxes than what I make from CCFP so it works out fine. I quit keeping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,783
Posted By Memc2001
Trust me, I did stop the back and forth...

Trust me, I did stop the back and forth communication. I took the other's advice and had her sign a "termination agreement" to receive her money. That's when everything went downhill. I suppose I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,783
Posted By Memc2001
I live in a VERY small town and simply want her...

I live in a VERY small town and simply want her to go away. No, I did not want to give any of it back, but did to end it. I figure it's $120 worth of peace. I agree that I shouldn't have done it but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,783
Posted By Memc2001
I texted DCM to tell her that I will be happy to...

I texted DCM to tell her that I will be happy to give her the deposit back if she comes and signs the form (above mentioned and suggested). She then said, "don't I get my money back for the rest of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,783
Posted By Memc2001
THANK YOU. The document signed is a great idea. I...

THANK YOU. The document signed is a great idea. I was just going to send the check certified, return, receipt.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,597
Posted By Memc2001
My husband pre-drilled and screwed them to the...

My husband pre-drilled and screwed them to the table. It's been a great thing.
Kids will never understand the no-mess.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,783
Posted By Memc2001
True, I have just been burned in the past and...

True, I have just been burned in the past and wanted to have "all my papers in order" if I ever had to defend anything. It was a pretty cut and clear parting so hopefully, nothing ever comes of it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,783
Posted By Memc2001
trust me, I would have had it signed, I just...

trust me, I would have had it signed, I just assumed that back in August she returned all paperwork to me. Somehow, I didn't notice or forgot to ask. ( I had mailed the paperwork back to her in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,783
Posted By Memc2001
I totally agree. I will refund the money but I...

I totally agree. I will refund the money but I was just wanting that document on file for any future possible issue.

After thinking about it more, though I realize that having it date on 10/1/13,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,424
Posted By Memc2001
Great question! I have one boy who has such a...

Great question! I have one boy who has such a temper it seems to be the common denominator but he is not always entirely to blame. I don't know how to redirect the anger/stop the fight anymore.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,783
Posted By Memc2001
(Semi-Legal) Question About Termination Today

This is regarding the termination of the sickly/non-stop cryer this morning. Technically, she terminated me before I could make the call. She is now wanting her deposit back as well, ($95)

What a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,543
Posted By Memc2001
FINALLY terminated this morning!

My whiner 1 year old DCK who had not been away from Mom until a month ago.....

He's a sickly child, parents don't practice very good hygiene with him. Always a fever, runny nose, etc. On Friday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,765
Posted By Memc2001
No, the inspectors work for the state. NOT...

No, the inspectors work for the state. NOT federal government.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,570
Posted By Memc2001
I arranged with the school to have them dropped...

I arranged with the school to have them dropped off at my driveway. We are a small district, so it wasn't much of an issue. I will not be doing school age next year. Too many older kids want in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,161
Posted By Memc2001
THAT'S AWESOME!!! I have found over the years...

THAT'S AWESOME!!!
I have found over the years that the best clients are the intelligent and easy ones, not the one's that cause you any grief. Def. a good sign to pass!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,161
Posted By Memc2001
Thanks for the info. I have heard of it but never...

Thanks for the info. I have heard of it but never took the time to look into it. I just downloaded it.
I got my RedCard a couple months ago so I look forward to using it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,375
Posted By Memc2001
I would never allow one day infant care unless it...

I would never allow one day infant care unless it was an extremely small group and could handle it. It sounds like you are a center, so no, I wouldn't bother. Infants will never bond with you at one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,188
Posted By Memc2001
At least there is a lock on the freezer:D ...

At least there is a lock on the freezer:D

Not a laughing matter, sorry. I am always amazed where some parents are willing to leave their kids. I hope they are prosecuted to the fullest extent for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,571
Posted By Memc2001
ALL THE TIME. It's my first thought when no one...

ALL THE TIME. It's my first thought when no one is here by 7:05
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,313
Posted By Memc2001
Yes, it is a required part of getting licensed....

Yes, it is a required part of getting licensed. That is the first step.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,584
Posted By Memc2001
BTW, it was free at the Health Dept since I was a...

BTW, it was free at the Health Dept since I was a professional caregiver for infants.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,584
Posted By Memc2001
Yes, I went to my local Health Dept and got the...

Yes, I went to my local Health Dept and got the Pertussis Vaccine before I started caring for infants. It is especially dangerous and deadly for anyone under the age of 1. A good idea for you, them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,547
Posted By Memc2001
Thank you, ladies. This thread is wickedly funny....

Thank you, ladies. This thread is wickedly funny.
BTW, no Caillou or Barney here. I prefer Disney or Nick I guess.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,543
Posted By Memc2001
"Track Star" I love it!happyface

"Track Star" I love it!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,579
Posted By Memc2001
LOL, make sure you RETURN the favor some time. I...

LOL, make sure you RETURN the favor some time. I had this happen on Monday. Never seen so much crap. Bleck! When Grandma picked him up she commented and said," oh, they didn't give you the head's up?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,592
Posted By Memc2001
I know it will be much better for everyone...

I know it will be much better for everyone involved. Last week he mellowed, but this week everyday has gotten worse. The only reason I have given it this long is that DCM works at our local...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,188
Posted By Memc2001
I have been "doing daycare" for seven years. But...

I have been "doing daycare" for seven years. But I would not be able to operate the way I do, watching the number of kids I do if I didn't live where I do (SW MO, rural) Even if I lived in another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,188
Posted By Memc2001
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,592
Posted By Memc2001
I Think I Am Going To Have To Term A Crying Baby

Poor child. 12 months old, never really been away from Mom or Dad. Incessant crying unless I am holding him. Won't nap, either. I have given it 4 weeks but I can't take another migraine and the baby...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,374
Posted By Memc2001
My case-worker does respond fairly quickly but if...

My case-worker does respond fairly quickly but if she is out of the office doing inspections, etc she does not respond. At the most, I would say 24 hours. Depending on the issue, too, someone else in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,993
Posted By Memc2001
I do not tolerate hitting. I am in a similar...

I do not tolerate hitting. I am in a similar situation right now. Since the school year has started, my daycare has become a living hell.
I have four 2-3 year old who are gunning for the Alpha...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,583
Posted By Memc2001
I have 2 of them. I guess I didn't realize they...

I have 2 of them. I guess I didn't realize they are stackable.
I LOVE them. no cracks or creases like more expensive chairs so easy to clean. Very good for my sanitation inspections. It took me a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,625
Posted By Memc2001
I used to have a Dyson but it was REALLY heavy. I...

I used to have a Dyson but it was REALLY heavy. I purchased a Shark about 1.5 years ago. I really like it and it serves its purpose. Light enough for my kids to use too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,453
Posted By Memc2001
I don't know if I would call it "abuse" but maybe...

I don't know if I would call it "abuse" but maybe stick it more in the neglect column or bad judgment. Anyway, don't let her bad parenting be your problem anymore. Term ASAP.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,502
Posted By Memc2001
It's hard to say no to money and begging parents...

It's hard to say no to money and begging parents who are desperate to be at work. But you have to know your limits. I don't have much advice on the baby because there isn't much to do other than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,421
Posted By Memc2001
NO CONTRACT, NO CARE. You should tell her to go...

NO CONTRACT, NO CARE. You should tell her to go somewhere else if you want to keep her as a friend. I have lost (and gained) friendships over the years watching friend's kids. I don't do it anymore.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,528
Posted By Memc2001
Their child's injury is NOT your problem. Shame...

Their child's injury is NOT your problem. Shame on her for making you feel guilty. This is THEIR child and it is their responsibility to take care of them when they are ill.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,574
Posted By Memc2001
I have gone through this several times. It is...

I have gone through this several times. It is horrible for the first week or so and then the baby will adjust. The younger the better, I think. As much as we would love to be able to hold a baby all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,132
Posted By Memc2001
Thank you! Appreciate your support!

Thank you! Appreciate your support!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,305
Posted By Memc2001
I don't smoke. I am licensed and it is not...

I don't smoke. I am licensed and it is not allowed anywhere in the vicinity of the daycare so if I did, I am not sure how one would be able to work that into the day when you are by yourself.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,006
Posted By Memc2001
Wow!

I live in a rural area of Missouri. Wages are pretty low here and I live in a low income town. I charge $95/week for under age 2. $85/week for everyone else. I am open 7am-5:30 pm and most parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,132
Posted By Memc2001
Here is mine..Growing Gillans, LLC

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Growing-Gillans-LLC/188498471217944

Please like my page. I am in the country and don't get many likes!

I love looking at everyone's pages. Good job!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,146
Posted By Memc2001
The DCKids who are old enough to go out on their...

The DCKids who are old enough to go out on their own get to go out after lunch while I clean up lunch and take cots out. Usually they only get 5-10 minutes before I call them back in to use the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,635
Posted By Memc2001
No acclamation time. She texted me later in the...

No acclamation time. She texted me later in the morning to check on him. I told her what was happening and she said,"I had a feeling he would do that. He's never been away from me except for a short...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,635
Posted By Memc2001
Mommy Withdrawl

I had a 1 year old start today (mom's a teacher). Major separation anxiety! He has been screaming and crying non stop since 7am. I have never experienced anything quite like this. Poor baby, nothing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,708
Posted By Memc2001
In MO our school offers a half day preschool at...

In MO our school offers a half day preschool at the Elementary for free to everyone in the district at age 4. No income info is given. It is 5 days a week and I just convinced them this year to offer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,164
Posted By Memc2001
Absolutely! Not only do my clients need the...

Absolutely! Not only do my clients need the deduction amount for their taxes but I have so many deductions with my business. I suppose if I was just watching a niece or nephew and their parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 29,347
Posted By Memc2001
Missouri homeowners

I have no additional homeowners insurance. Licensed for 10 kids, too.
I looked into it years ago and apparently being a child care provider in MO is a bad thing. I operate under an LLC but that is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,197
Posted By Memc2001
I make less than $2 per hour per child. Sounds...

I make less than $2 per hour per child. Sounds reasonable to me considering I am supplying everything except diapers. Running a nice daycare and keeping it that way isn't cheap either.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,024
Posted By Memc2001
Hilarious!

I have this one particular set of parents who show up at different later times then everyone else . I swear they have radar because every time I am running to the bathroom when they are pulling up in...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-25-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,306
Posted By Memc2001
Talking Newbie, Bad Day!

I went ahead and registered after my hellacious morning, I am surely going to need advice and reassurance.

I am the one who started the "violent child:(" thread this morning.

Thank you all for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,894
Posted By Memc2001
This is the first time I have had to terminate...

This is the first time I have had to terminate for violence. He is a larger child and punched her very hard leaving her neck very red, nearly bruised. He also started screaming and yelling afterward....
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