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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,340
Posted By E Daycare
Slacker over here too! El hub light a fire under...

Slacker over here too! El hub light a fire under my bum too as some of the kick back money is paying for a trip we are going to take our son on in July for his 4th bday. Gotta get on it more this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,760
Posted By E Daycare
Good advice ladies! I don't want a stalker...

Good advice ladies! I don't want a stalker situation lol. We live in the same area too, talk about awkward run-ins.

See what happens when you abuse a good thing? You don't get anymore chances.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,760
Posted By E Daycare
Ex Daycare Parent Just Showing Up At Your Door

I have recently cut ties with a dcf due to scheduling conflicts as I no longer meet their needs. This was at the beginning of the new year.

Long story short, the new school year I sent out new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,172
Posted By E Daycare
The biggest thing I claim on taxes is the food....

The biggest thing I claim on taxes is the food. HOLY MOLEY am I dreading this years tax crap. I'm wayyyyy behind and the grocery bill is by far my worst enemy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,172
Posted By E Daycare
This. That showed me just the type of dishonest...

This. That showed me just the type of dishonest person she was. Did she think that I would be so depressed without her snicker muffin that Id break down and be like NO DON'T LEAVE ME HERE'S A FREE...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,172
Posted By E Daycare
I'm in Ohio too! I use "E's feeding you nothing...

I'm in Ohio too! I use "E's feeding you nothing but lucky charms today" program.

Still doesn't work.

Jk jk. Some days though, it's too much of an effort to prepare otherwise. I've had the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,172
Posted By E Daycare
It always amazes me the run around given for...

It always amazes me the run around given for daycares. You want your little "angel baby Johnny snuggle muffin" to have stellar day care yet parents complain about pricing, or whine about your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,172
Posted By E Daycare
All My "Giving A Crap" About Anything Is All Gone. Bye Bye. Adios. SEE YA

I've had my daycare exactly 3 yrs and any type of "gives a crap" is gone.

When I first opened I tried my hardest (and did up till this new school year) to feed these kids a well balanced meal....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By E Daycare
Ikea 100%!! We plan moving home next year...

Ikea 100%!!

We plan moving home next year and the nearest ikea is two hrs away (compared to the one 15minutes from me now) and I'm sad. I shop ikea like most people shop target and even go just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,343
Posted By E Daycare
I'm not too concerned about the sibling discount...

I'm not too concerned about the sibling discount really as its few and far between. Im not going to take on any more kids (we will be moving within a year) and I plan on closing in may (if not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,343
Posted By E Daycare
I've never had a charge complaint either and I'm...

I've never had a charge complaint either and I'm pretty sure it's average for the area in Ohio that I'm in. I also do a complete preschool circulliim and don't charge for field trips. Most kids are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,343
Posted By E Daycare
Very true! I'm still on the fence with that part...

Very true! I'm still on the fence with that part but I'd like the parents to know ill help but only in a bind and they will have to pay.

Maybe I'll do 2wks instead if max 4wks. It's part time and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,343
Posted By E Daycare
I'm raising most of my rates. You guys think fair pricing?

My normal daily rate is $35/ day for single child and $55/ day for sibling group and $150/ full time rate of 5 days. I'm also only open mon, wed and fri for most kids as I went to a part time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,231
Posted By E Daycare
Holidays and regression: THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!

I have a slew of teachers kids so once the holidays hit its back to square one it seems. Some of these kids have been here 2yrs and I still have issues.

I closed for turkey lurkey a whole 9 days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,007
Posted By E Daycare
Also, my cholesterol is back in the normal range!...

Also, my cholesterol is back in the normal range! If you do it the right way eating bacon doesn't always have to contribute to clogged arteries and heart attacks. It's if you slather it with syrup...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,007
Posted By E Daycare
Sure thing on a sampling of my diet! ...

Sure thing on a sampling of my diet!

Breakfast:

8oz coffee with HEAVY cream (1/4c), 2tbs sugar free vanilla syrup and 2 packets stevia
3 pieces of bacon, fried
1 whole egg fried in bacon...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,007
Posted By E Daycare
I was told to lose weight last August (2011) as I...

I was told to lose weight last August (2011) as I was overweight, had high blood pressure and was 29yrs old. I had my thyroid checked and that wasn't it. Finally after seeing christmas photos from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,530
Posted By E Daycare
I have a no outside food rule too. If they come...

I have a no outside food rule too. If they come in with stuff they either have to pass it off to the parent or toss it in the trash by the door. A kid came in once with a bag of nutter butters at 7a....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,922
Posted By E Daycare
I serve breakfast from 8-8:30 and that's it. I...

I serve breakfast from 8-8:30 and that's it. I save it for those that arrive between those times and toss it shortly after. My schedule shows and parents are informed of eating times at interview and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,494
Posted By E Daycare
I've been doing the single mom route this week...

I've been doing the single mom route this week too as my dh is out of town for business and goes once a month for a week. Man my kid has been a real stinker and I'm THISCLOSE to tossing him in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,719
Posted By E Daycare
Wow, all kinds of morals those people have. Sheesh

Wow, all kinds of morals those people have. Sheesh
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,033
Posted By E Daycare
Live in Cincy oh? I'll come and help out! I have...

Live in Cincy oh? I'll come and help out! I have a 3yr ds but he loves new things at people's homes lol. El hub is busy with a friends wedding and I have no plans. I'd help out if I could :/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,719
Posted By E Daycare
Man I'm pretty sure I remember this story lol ...

Man I'm pretty sure I remember this story lol

Mine are pretty normal I guess but all from one family.

Winner of a dads Lemon of a car broken down in my driveway. Having to hang out in my house...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,371
Posted By E Daycare
I have and love all my ikea bins too. I also...

I have and love all my ikea bins too. I also bought a bunch of closet maid shelves and shoe shelves and made them fit into my daycare. They stack easily and have various size compartments to work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,480
Posted By E Daycare
She said "that's fine, we agreed it would be...

She said "that's fine, we agreed it would be temporary anyways and just as long as you still want dck mon, wed, fri till summer".

I told her that's fine and I'm not letting any kids go until then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,342
Posted By E Daycare
I introduce my dck at a young age to rice and...

I introduce my dck at a young age to rice and stuff too but only as a one on one activity. I can monitor if the kid eats it or wants to fling it around.

I figure if it bothers me too much with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,480
Posted By E Daycare
I did it and it feels good! Now I can go...

I did it and it feels good!

Now I can go back to eating like a normal person lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,367
Posted By E Daycare
I'm feeling this way too and I've done this...

I'm feeling this way too and I've done this 2.5yrs! My ds is 3.5 and I've stayed home most of the time and I love doing so, but just with him. I went to mon, wed, fri schedule to get more time with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,126
Posted By E Daycare
Duct tape and Velcro wall. I think every daycare...

Duct tape and Velcro wall. I think every daycare should have those things

I kid of course ;)

Do you have a stroller with a 5point harness. I know they can rock it and try and tip it over but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,480
Posted By E Daycare
Putting on my big girl panties and telling dcm it's 3x a week

I went to mon, wed, fri schedule at the start of the school year. I gave dcfs THREE MONTHS to get ready for this schedule.

On the first day back one dcm says "oh by the way my backup sitter had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,375
Posted By E Daycare
Perfect! I plan on putting on my big girl panties...

Perfect! I plan on putting on my big girl panties one day this week and doing so. Lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,375
Posted By E Daycare
Is This Something I Can Be Sued Over? Money and DCPS

Lately I've had issues with a particular dcf. So far the issues are:

Parent leaving kid here 10hrs/day (not a huge issue since I'm open that long) five days a week

Parent staying home yet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,223
Posted By E Daycare
No not bad at all! I'm like you with the feeling...

No not bad at all! I'm like you with the feeling guilty part though! Money is always a hot topic, but our time is not free. Even though people assume it is, it's not.

I had to make a huge fee for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,615
Posted By E Daycare
I know I know (thanks for the affirmation though)...

I know I know (thanks for the affirmation though)

I HATE guilt trips. I feel so dang guilty lol.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,615
Posted By E Daycare
How Would You Handle This? Telling DCM Back To Part Time Schedule

At the end of the last school year I sent out information to all my parents that said I was going to mon, wed, fri only care. This was mainly Because

A) all of my dcf except one was mon, wed, fri...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,216
Posted By E Daycare
We are a well to do family living in the south...

We are a well to do family living in the south who are dems. I vote Obama (my lady parts thank me).

But, If by the grace of his magic underpants Romney gets elected, I'm going to enjoy saying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,035
Posted By E Daycare
Love this!! They are aware I'm moving next year...

Love this!! They are aware I'm moving next year and ok with it as they would look for more permanent care after summer(they just moved back to the area). I'd love to add on one more kid for the year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,202
Posted By E Daycare
The interview went good last night from my...

The interview went good last night from my standpoint and I felt strong and to the point. The parents seemed impressed and I have a feeling after they re-review the contract they may say they want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,035
Posted By E Daycare
Sounds perfect! I'm just nervous about the...

Sounds perfect! I'm just nervous about the aftermath questions ya know. I'm gonna be "uhhh uhhh ppffft uhhhh ::nervous laughter:: OMG GOING THRU A TUNNEL" and then hang up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,035
Posted By E Daycare
Are You Super Upfront With Denying A Family?

Or do you just say "sorry but at this time I don't think I'll be taking you on as a client?

Something less harsh maybe?

I had an interview last night that went well. I thought the mom was gonna...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,202
Posted By E Daycare
Sounds good! After 2.5yrs of doing home...

Sounds good!

After 2.5yrs of doing home daycare I'm still learning the "give them an inch they'll take a mile" rule. I don't want to make that mistake with this family as it'll be a sibling group...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,996
Posted By E Daycare
I have a almost 3yr old that has a paci when they...

I have a almost 3yr old that has a paci when they arrive and it goes straight into their bin. They know and I never ask BUT I can tell they get it at home all the live long day. Amazing overbite and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,610
Posted By E Daycare
This is perfect!

This is perfect!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,202
Posted By E Daycare
Being Super Upfront At Interview But Not Coming Off As A Super B

I have an interview this evening with the whole family and I have a feeling the mom is super in charge. How to I make it VERY apparent I call the shots without saying:

My house my rules ALL the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,610
Posted By E Daycare
Also, will I be the bad guy that says: "...

Also, will I be the bad guy that says:

" yeah I know you're not 'feeling well' but I need us to go back to our arranged schedule if you stay home"

This dckp is trying to get out of work due to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,610
Posted By E Daycare
This is exactly why. I'm only open 3days a week...

This is exactly why. I'm only open 3days a week but made the exception for this child due to backup sitter unforeseen issues. This is the run down:

Ex pays for daycare

Ex also had it set up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,610
Posted By E Daycare
Same here until I went to part time this year and...

Same here until I went to part time this year and the parents got 3months notice. So as a favor (off day sitter became ill) I said I'd take on the other two days for this child. Ex pays daycare so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,632
Posted By E Daycare
The use of the term "butt hurt" won you the "will...

The use of the term "butt hurt" won you the "will you be my BFF" award!

Thought I was the only one (well, besides reddit) who used it. Haha

These photos are the new caption photos. Like with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,416
Posted By E Daycare
Tire pressure gauge and a real hammer. "he...

Tire pressure gauge and a real hammer.

"he was screaming when leaving the house for them so we gave in"

Yeah that's what I want while driving, a two year old waving around a hammer and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,610
Posted By E Daycare
I wonder this all the time since the kid asks all...

I wonder this all the time since the kid asks all day when a parent is coming to get them.

Kids are more of a burden then anything to *some* dcps. Sometimes I feel like I'm part of the small...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,610
Posted By E Daycare
Any Of You Watch Kids Everyday Even Though A Parent Doesn't Work?

Did you tell the parent "I need you to not have your kid here 10hrs a day" if so? Or change anything within your contract?


I'm part time (3x a week) and made a temporary exception for one of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,954
Posted By E Daycare
I've been tempted to give into the bottle as it...

I've been tempted to give into the bottle as it would ensure the kid would get something but then again my brain is like oh come on the dck is 3! Even the 1yr old I have uses a cup. Dck used to come...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,954
Posted By E Daycare
The Truth Comes Out...

I have a dck I've had for ages. Was part time but now full time. I was excited to get the kid full time for a bit as I'm hoping to get the kid TO FINALLY EAT!!

Two years I've had the kid x 3 days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,219
Posted By E Daycare
I went ahead and cancelled my sons activities...

I went ahead and cancelled my sons activities that are within daycare hours and will be doing stuff later with him.

What peeves me the most is everyone was well aware of my schedule change come...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,219
Posted By E Daycare
DCK And Your Own Child's Activities. What Do You Do?

I recently went to a mon, wed and fri schedule so I could do more things with my own ds who just turned 3. The past two years all my kids were mon, wed, fri to begin with so I figured there wouldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,271
Posted By E Daycare
Handling Parents Resources Through Red Leaf

Has anyone bought/ read these at all? I received my red leaf magazine in the mail the other day and was curious about these books and was wondering if they would be worth it.

" Parent-Friendly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,638
Posted By E Daycare
Lol I think it's cute. Mine says "please...

Lol I think it's cute. Mine says

"please knock once as it may be nap time. You wake 'em you watch 'em". with some smiley face stickers.

Haven't had any issue and the ups guys have been great....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5,553
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 597,432
Posted By E Daycare
Angry This crap makes me lose my mind on fb. A stay at...

This crap makes me lose my mind on fb. A stay at home mom on fb with two kids 3yrs and younger posted this:

"It's never any easier the 2nd time around. Poor *1.5yr old childs name* screamed and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,809
Posted By E Daycare
Movement cards are flash cards I found that have...

Movement cards are flash cards I found that have animals on them with their corresponding "movements". The duck is shown waddling. So weekly I pick 3 cards and I encourage them to mimick the animal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,750
Posted By E Daycare
That's what I'm gonna do at pickup. I also have...

That's what I'm gonna do at pickup. I also have their full time contract ready to go home today as I didn't have it ready at the start for last week. This full time thing was just established so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,809
Posted By E Daycare
My son is 3 and I have one full time dck plus two...

My son is 3 and I have one full time dck plus two part timers. All but one are preschool age (the youngest is 1) but for my sons sake I'm doing preschool every day. I figure the ones whom come part...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,823
Posted By E Daycare
My free play is scheduled from drop off till we...

My free play is scheduled from drop off till we clean up for snack. It's usually like this:

7:30-8am: free play
8-8:30 breakfast
8:30-9:15 free play

We clean up, have snack, preschool and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,750
Posted By E Daycare
And no I only charge for days they actually come,...

And no I only charge for days they actually come, no paid holidays or time off.

I have all teacher kids too and I don't charge for summer but $25/mo to hold their spot.

The kids have come at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,750
Posted By E Daycare
I charge less for full time, kinda like this: ...

I charge less for full time, kinda like this:

Buy 5 shirts for $150

Or

Buy 4 or less at full price-$35 each

An incentive to get them to go full time since most kids are 3 day a week for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,750
Posted By E Daycare
@$&*%|€ Why I Bite My Own Bum!

EVERY FREAKIN TIME!!

I have a family that went from 3 days a week to full time-5 days a week.

I tell them "Full time rate is now $150" since my daily rate is $35. So not $175/wk like you'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,630
Posted By E Daycare
I'm pretty sure it's junk a lot as mom has said...

I'm pretty sure it's junk a lot as mom has said "we'll get French fries tonight as its better than no calories at one point". I've stopped trying to rescue the kid and realized its not my problem but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,038
Posted By E Daycare
My teachers kids have new schedules this year due...

My teachers kids have new schedules this year due to moms changes in schedules/new schools.

Last year was like this

1st dck: dropped off at 7:30 picked up at 4:30(3xwk)
2nd dck: dropped off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,229
Posted By E Daycare
Lol I get that too. Nope SAME rules apply all...

Lol I get that too. Nope SAME rules apply all around. Contract has your kids name on it? Pertains to you!

It's like reading the return policy on the back of a receipt and saying "But since I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,630
Posted By E Daycare
Would you guys consider this a medical thing...

Would you guys consider this a medical thing then?

One dck, been with me almost TWO years. Kid eats NOTHING but sweet stuff from me. If there is a doughnut he'll be first at it, cookies too. I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,229
Posted By E Daycare
Contracts: Every Time I Update Them And Send Them Back Out I Always Get...

Questions to areas that have stayed the same since the dck started. I'm always bracing myself to field the questions/comments from stuff the parent is "surprised" to find out I have in it.

This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,223
Posted By E Daycare
Getting back into the swing of things. Wdyd?

I have mainly teachers kids (with the exception of a sibling group) and have had a pretty lax summer. One kid I have seen off and on about once every 2 weeks. That's ok with me as I don't mind when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,393
Posted By E Daycare
Thanks guys, you've been helpful and made me feel...

Thanks guys, you've been helpful and made me feel a little better about my thought process. No one likes getting accused but as a parent i also understand 100% the dcp questioning to make sure their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,393
Posted By E Daycare
Daycare Child Telling Parents Things That Have Them Question Me Constantly

I have a 4yr old dck that has been telling their parents I throw the baby sibling in the bed or knock them down or force the child to nap and reprimand them. So I have had tons of questions from the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,263
Posted By E Daycare
I was gonna say the same thing! It's like ikea...

I was gonna say the same thing! It's like ikea threw up in my house too lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,268
Posted By E Daycare
I use the round one in the kitchen. Cleans up...

I use the round one in the kitchen. Cleans up good. The stools though, a no go unless it's on carpet floors or you put felt/rubber feet on them. My kids slide on the hardwood lol.

All my stuff is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,962
Posted By E Daycare
Teacher Kids and Summer Schedule

Those of you who have teacher kids, what is your summer schedule like? Last year I had one teacher child and just let them come whenever. This year I thought that would work but I'm finding out this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,412
Posted By E Daycare
Ahhh what's wrong with a little medication huh? I...

Ahhh what's wrong with a little medication huh? I carry around my capped coffee mug I got from a dcp for christmas like Im drinking "coffee". It's capped for a reason ;)

Jk jk. It's actually...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,826
Posted By E Daycare
Plus on those off days, I'd like to see what it's...

Plus on those off days, I'd like to see what it's like to be just a SAHM. Just time with my son. Ikea for lunch today? Ok we'll go...hmmm...now! Sit in our pjs and watch some Dora? OK! A haircut for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,826
Posted By E Daycare
It's easy for me because ive only been doing part...

It's easy for me because ive only been doing part time care for a while now. My teacher parents are mon, wed, fri to begin with and the other sibling group comes 2-3 days too.

Some parents were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,826
Posted By E Daycare
Officially Switched To Mon, Wed And Fri Care Starting Fall!

Today I sent out my summer newsletter. It included a reminder I'm closed for memorial day, that I know summer schedules will be more lax (I have mainly teachers kids) and that I will officially be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,719
Posted By E Daycare
Well value MOST most of them. There's always...

Well value MOST most of them. There's always something off in a bunch.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,719
Posted By E Daycare
I told the moms I appreciate them as parents and...

I told the moms I appreciate them as parents and that they were free to get dinner with their SO or even take a nap. I know it's not every chance they get some time alone at home or out besides at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,331
Posted By E Daycare
Ive lost 35lbs sinc January of this year by...

Ive lost 35lbs sinc January of this year by seeing a nutritionist through my docotr and cutting all bad carbs and sugar (unless berries) by following a keto and diabetic based diet.

I started at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,099
Posted By E Daycare
I have mostly teacher kids too and will be...

I have mostly teacher kids too and will be sending out my note home about summer schedules tonight. I know the kids might come once a week and my policy is $25/mo for held spot so the once a week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,747
Posted By E Daycare
I bought blue and red fun sand from menards. It's...

I bought blue and red fun sand from menards. It's non-toxic and has a bit of a different texture as it wont really hold as well as beach sand when wet but it'll hold enough to build sand castles. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,004
Posted By E Daycare
Having amazing dcp (even if it's just one) makes...

Having amazing dcp (even if it's just one) makes things all the worth while! I have one dcm whom I love and would fight tooth and nail to make sure they never ever leave me lol. When it's time for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,719
Posted By E Daycare
One of my mothers day gifts for(some) dcf was extended hours today

Besides making handprint potholders and cupcake terra cotta flowers I also offered extended hours for my daycare families today. I close at 5 but extended till 8p free of charge and for their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,423
Posted By E Daycare
No grouchy kids till after nap. I started to...

No grouchy kids till after nap. I started to implement self pick and serve snack and offer a few varieties of snacks and fruit so they just wait till 3:30pm snack time. At first I though it was a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,423
Posted By E Daycare
THIS! This is exactly what I have thought of...

THIS! This is exactly what I have thought of doing too. I also wanted to attach my grocery records to the note too so they could see what I purchase but figure that might push it. Lol

I may do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,423
Posted By E Daycare
Advice on Food, wwyd?

Ok, we all have food issues with kids on here. I've always had issues with all my dcks. I serve home made organic healthy food. I don't do food program so I don't claim anything. I want to feed the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,223
Posted By E Daycare
Anybody change/Set a 3 day a Week only Schedule for Everyone?

I currently have part time kids. Most are mon, wed, and Fri and then I have a sibling set that's 2-3days a week but it changes every week. I'm tired of the sibling set schedule being out of sorts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,934
Posted By E Daycare
Wonderful advice! I will implement this system...

Wonderful advice! I will implement this system and I figure once this new novelty wears off the child will be able to play freely again with the group. If I don't see any improvements then I'll keep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,054
Posted By E Daycare
This is me. I only take part time kiddos, 3 days...

This is me. I only take part time kiddos, 3 days a week max and I have 4 dck and my ds. So at any given point I have maybe 2 or 3 kids during the day or some days just ds. I also mainly take teachers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,497
Posted By E Daycare
Next week it's supposed be back in the 70s which...

Next week it's supposed be back in the 70s which I'm so happy about! I told dh if this is how it's going to be starting now then it's going to be a loooooong summer and I'm not ready. Not being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,934
Posted By E Daycare
At what Point do you Send Home Incident/Behavior Reports for Toddlers?

I have a 2.5yr old with whom I sent a incident report home with their parent today. I also discussed what happened at pickup and told the parent "I understand that 2.5yrs is a younger age (I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,572
Posted By E Daycare
I bought one of those air tight dog/cat food...

I bought one of those air tight dog/cat food containes. They are about the size of a 13 gallon trash can and fit regular trash bags. It has a screw top to it with a rubber type band on the inside of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,985
Posted By E Daycare
Yup! I gave two weeks notice due to parent...

Yup! I gave two weeks notice due to parent behavior and they still brought the dck that following two weeks. It was awkward at first but I got a nice card on the last day.

I was really hoping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5,553
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 597,432
Posted By E Daycare
I HATE pacifiers, binkys, suckers etc...

I have one 2yr old that only gets a paci at nap but insists on trying to climb the highest mountain to get it throughout the day. He's a bear in the morning and comes in sucking on one so mom can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,288
Posted By E Daycare
Same here! I have some left over Christmas...

Same here! I have some left over Christmas garland we could use. Lol

I'm gonna try the starting over bit. They are stinkers, as soon as I've done a 1/4 turn they are like "zing" and run around....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,981
Posted By E Daycare
Yeah I keep trucking through as eventually this...

Yeah I keep trucking through as eventually this infant with be a toddler and her brother will go off to school.

Next time though it's over age 1 or take up dog sitting.
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