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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By Baby Beluga
This is my thought. I only have 4 slots, so one...

This is my thought. I only have 4 slots, so one is a big portion of my income.



I like the 50/50 custody....but not wanting different providers :dislike:

Tuition aside, I think it would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By Baby Beluga
One Week On, One Week Off

How do you handle this?

I keep getting inquiries for divorced parent with funky schedules.

One week on, one week off.

My most recent one was 2 days one week, 3 days the next week.
...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-14-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 59
Posted By Baby Beluga
Dining Room Table

My dining room table has taken a beating!

If I purchase a new on before 2018 is over - I am able to still deduct a portion of it via time/space percentage, right? Or wrong?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By Baby Beluga
I would be :)

I would be :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Baby Beluga
I've tried the face to face...it's not working :o...

I've tried the face to face...it's not working :o I thought maybe if I wrote a letter and explained why it needed done it may help. I am finding my current parents need explanations for this stuff....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By Baby Beluga
My own stressors are coming from my own child...

My own stressors are coming from my own child ATM. He is not integrating into DC AT ALL and I fear it may be time to call it quits until he starts school. He screams, tantrums, all.day.long. When...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Baby Beluga
Letter Help Please - Independent Skills

I want to send out a letter to all parents letting them know that their children are working on independently doing the skills below and to please work with their child at home on these skills as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 650
Posted By Baby Beluga
This is oh so true. Can I also add that you have...

This is oh so true. Can I also add that you have more fun with people who are respectful, kind, helpful, supportive and genuine. Those who aren't...who wants to be around them, let alone have fun...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By Baby Beluga
Pretty much, free play, but within boundaries :)

Pretty much, free play, but within boundaries :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By Baby Beluga
I think I'm confused :lol: So "circle" is...

I think I'm confused :lol:

So "circle" is just a rug. It's actually a rectangle but because we have circle time on that rug the children just started calling it the circle rug. The kids don't have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thankfully mine have all been okay. I had...

Thankfully mine have all been okay.

I had one child who went to bed late last night and woke early this morning. Mom said he didn't know what he wanted this morning and was out of sorts.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes and no. Everything here is a center, even...

Yes and no. Everything here is a center, even during free play. If that makes sense. During free play, I will say "Johnny, what do you want to take out?" and he will say "The cars on the car rug!" So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By Baby Beluga
I have 4 main center areas: 1)circle rug ...

I have 4 main center areas:

1)circle rug
2)puzzle rug
3)kitchen rug
4)art table

Each toy or "center" as I call them has to stay on one rug. So I may have:

wooden blocks on the circle rug
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 790
Posted By Baby Beluga
Strange. Is it possible that DCG was with...

Strange.

Is it possible that DCG was with family who said "I love you" to her, she didn't respond and her parents or that family member told her to say it back?

Sort of like, when leaving an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 790
Posted By Baby Beluga
Are the parents concerned or complaining or just...

Are the parents concerned or complaining or just DCG?

I think I would just say "Thank you!" or "Thank you! I care about you too Susie!" when the DCG says it. If she asks why you don't say the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 281
Posted By Baby Beluga
We had rice, shredded chicken breast, garlic herb...

We had rice, shredded chicken breast, garlic herb cauliflower and fresh peach slices.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-24-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yeah...I don't really measure either. I remember...

Yeah...I don't really measure either. I remember while ago I did and then I stopped and went off of what the the kids ate. I know who my big eaters are and who my light eaters are and serve...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-24-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you CH :) It seems like such a small...

Thank you CH :) It seems like such a small portion. Especially for something as un-filling as crackers.



I remember working in a center years ago and being given 1 sleeve of riz crackers for 12...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-24-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Baby Beluga
Cracker Portion Question

For those of you on the food program:

CACFP guidelines for grains under snack says "1/2 serving or 1/2 oz equivalent"

So, if I were to serve ritz crackers would the serving size for a child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yup! My classroom is the front room of my...

Yup!

My classroom is the front room of my home. I have a small black rug (we have all tile) in front of the door. No one is allowed on the black rug unless their parent is here. It doesn't long...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,157
Posted By Baby Beluga
This doesn't bother me so much, until a parent...

This doesn't bother me so much, until a parent fakes missing their child in front of me.

Example: DCB just shy of 2 years old. Mom is a SAHM. DCB is contracted from 7:15 - 5:00pm M - F. When mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,242
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you everyone for making me feel better...

Thank you everyone for making me feel better about this.

Ugh.

From here on out it's what BC said, DCB is doing just fine, no concerns, etc. Unless a real concern develops.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By Baby Beluga
It's so weird. I really pushed water yesterday...

It's so weird. I really pushed water yesterday and coated him with a thick coat of cream all day. Today his rash is so much better. I'd say 75% gone when yesterday it was on the verge of bleeding.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,242
Posted By Baby Beluga
I like this. Mom never mentioned anything to me....

I like this. Mom never mentioned anything to me. No questions, concerns, nothing. It was dad who did. Between my thoughts of DCB adjusting and doing well, and DCM's lack of questions and concerns I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,242
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes. School hours are 8:45 AM-3:30 PM. Mom is an...

Yes. School hours are 8:45 AM-3:30 PM. Mom is an art teacher so I need she needs some time to clean up and prep for the next day. How much, I am not sure? I know most schools here utilize specials...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,242
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you everyone, I will try to answer all the...

Thank you everyone, I will try to answer all the questions.

I too wondered if projection was a part of it too.

DCB is in care from 7:30am - 5:00pm. I looked at his intake form and mom said at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,242
Posted By Baby Beluga
Hmm, I wish I would have thought to ask how...

Hmm, I wish I would have thought to ask how mom/dad respond when DCB says he would rather stay at home!

I can certainly see how this DCB has the potential to do the same thing. His sister is in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,242
Posted By Baby Beluga
I Feel Like It's My Fault, But I Don't Think It Is

DCB, 3.5 years.

DCB started with me second week of August 2018 and is a dream child. He cried at drop off for about 1 month and now he enters fine but hides behind mom. When he did cry, it lasted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By Baby Beluga
It's interesting you mention this. Child's diaper...

It's interesting you mention this. Child's diaper is usually dry for about the first 1 to 2 scheduled changes here and I usually have to remind him multiple times to drink water. When he does he does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By Baby Beluga
Well, it's clear that I cannot spell. BC, can you...

Well, it's clear that I cannot spell. BC, can you edit the thread title to "unsolicited advice" for me please?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By Baby Beluga
Unsolicited Advice

Do you give it to your clients?

I always teeter on whether to give it or not. I don't want to come across judgy, or like a know-it-all, but sometimes I feel like what I have to share might really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 519
Posted By Baby Beluga
This. My first question when reading the...

This.

My first question when reading the post was why did the client sign on then? Surely she knew your PTO and vacation policies prior to enrolling her child.

ETA: I hate upsetting people. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By Baby Beluga
Notify Neighbors or Not?

The fire department is paying my students a visit next week. In the past I have never notified neighbors in advance. But over the past year we've gotten almost all new neighbors, who are older with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By Baby Beluga
It took my own son 1 time to learn this lesson...

It took my own son 1 time to learn this lesson :lol: He wouldn't go to his chair, so we all started to eat without him. He discovered that when he finally decided to come, he got to eat (it was still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By Baby Beluga
Kids Are Strange

DCG, 2 years.

I place plates on the table and tell the kids to "go sit in your chairs for lunch."

The ENTIRE class goes and sits in their chair. Expect this one child. I tell her again. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Baby Beluga
Good luck today! Let us know how it went lovethis

Good luck today! Let us know how it went lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By Baby Beluga
CH, issues like these and similar ones have been...

CH, issues like these and similar ones have been brought up many times and you always respond the same way: asking what home life is like, asking how you can help and offering resources.

You need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By Baby Beluga
Maybe they are thinking by the time most children...

Maybe they are thinking by the time most children are in size 5 they have begun potty training and won't use as many diapers?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Baby Beluga
I too didn't want to spam my friends and family...

I too didn't want to spam my friends and family with FB stuff. So I have two different FB accounts. One is strictly for family and friends and one that is strictly business that my business page is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By Baby Beluga
I see, that makes sense! :)

I see, that makes sense! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By Baby Beluga
Just thinking out loud... Humans are the...

Just thinking out loud...

Humans are the only source of CMV. The virus is found in urine, saliva, nasal mucous, breast milk, vaginal secretions and semen of infected people.

Cytomegalovirus...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By Baby Beluga
Oh Lord, I would have termed on the spot. And...

Oh Lord, I would have termed on the spot. And that is something I have never done before!



:lol: :lol: It's an epidemic.

I have been so blessed in the past with families who pay on time....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By Baby Beluga
Payment - What Is Up with Parents?

I make my tuition policy very clear at the first interview.

New family, part time. Interviewed and enrolled the end of July for a start day of this week (I was fine with this.)

Sent an email...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By Baby Beluga
So, DCB did better today. Minimal corrections and...

So, DCB did better today. Minimal corrections and aside from grabbing he did not put his hands on another child in an aggressive way. Hooray! happyface

However....

At pick up he full on,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By Baby Beluga
Developmentally he is okay. Speech is a little...

Developmentally he is okay. Speech is a little behind (he barely spoke at 2 years) but he has caught up nicely. His body movements and touching others makes me think he could benefit from a weighted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 314
Posted By Baby Beluga
lovethis lovethis lovethis It's beautiful!!...

lovethis lovethis lovethis It's beautiful!! Sending you a PM.



No worries, thank you so much for offering to :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By Baby Beluga
It is causing stress. Stress for me, and although...

It is causing stress. Stress for me, and although I haven't seen "stress" from my other kids I have seen annoyance and frustration from them in regard to him. They don't really seem to play with him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By Baby Beluga
Aggression

At what point do you implement "one and done?"

DCB turns 3 in November. He is hands down my most difficult DCB but lately he has amped his antics up. Mostly becoming physical with the other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 314
Posted By Baby Beluga
Happymom is going to mail some lovethis The...

Happymom is going to mail some lovethis

The type of leaves doesn't matter, the colors are more what I am interested in. Here fall is still in the high 90's/low 100's so when we do our fall unit of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 314
Posted By Baby Beluga
Beautiful! Our cacti here is green...and brown...

Beautiful! Our cacti here is green...and brown :lol:

I think happymom is going to send me some, but if she would prefer not to then yes, please!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 314
Posted By Baby Beluga
Usually if you keep them in a ziplock bag they...

Usually if you keep them in a ziplock bag they will be okay for a couple of weeks :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 314
Posted By Baby Beluga
Leaves Changing Yet?

Does anyone live in an area where the leaves are changing colors yet? If so, would you be willing to mail me some leaves? Pretty please? :D I live in an area where we don't really get seasons but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By Baby Beluga
Nope, not a word.

Nope, not a word.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By Baby Beluga
She did :) Blamed it on dad not signing...

She did :)

Blamed it on dad not signing yet. In her defense, her signatures are dated for 9/8 and his were dated for last night...so *shrug*
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By Baby Beluga
This is what I planned to do. I would hate to p.o...

This is what I planned to do. I would hate to p.o a parent, especially if a note was missed so I figured I would write a note on the daily sheet and verbally remind mom. This way if she still doesn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes, two reminders already. They are current on...

Yes, two reminders already. They are current on payment and I have a 2 week termination policy.

"I will have no choice but to consider this your notice to terminate with a final date of care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By Baby Beluga
How Many Reminders Before Ending Contract?

My contracts have a start date but no specific end date. Instead I have parents renew and update their handbook and contracts each fall; I usually send everything out the first week of September. Per...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes, absolutly! Honestly, I use whatever. Usually...

Yes, absolutly! Honestly, I use whatever. Usually gala apples with one or two golden delicious apples thrown in. I love it
The kids love it. Since it is homemade the color will be a darker brown...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By Baby Beluga
I bet it will be yummy! :D

I bet it will be yummy! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By Baby Beluga
Aww, I'm sorry your applesauce didn't work out!...

Aww, I'm sorry your applesauce didn't work out! We make it every year. I peel the apples the morning of (or the night before and let soak in a water/lemon juice mixture to prevent browning) then I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By Baby Beluga
I keep my door locked, so I answer it and greet...

I keep my door locked, so I answer it and greet them at the door.

I have a chime that lets me know when someone pulls in to the driveway or is on the front porch so I usually get to the door...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Baby Beluga
I think it really depends on the situation. ...

I think it really depends on the situation.

Overall in most cases I'd say terming needs to be done in person. But if it were a situation where terming was being done because of violence then I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By Baby Beluga
Perfect, as always, BC :D Thank you! My HB...

Perfect, as always, BC :D Thank you!

My HB has an entire page dedicated to PT'ing. It specifically states that I have built in breaks in our schedule and won't take children at short intervals...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By Baby Beluga
Potty Training, How to Respond to This?

DCB (turns 3 in November) is no where near being potty trained. I have built in bathroom breaks every 1.5 - 2 hours (although we usually are closer to 1.5 hours). Almost every break DCB is soaked.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you! Leaving a flyer at the front desk is a...

Thank you! Leaving a flyer at the front desk is a great idea.

I am in a small community with 1 HS and 6 other elem schools (pre-k - 8th grade) plus a few others that are nearby. We have a ton of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Baby Beluga
I currently have 2 teacher clients who don't work...

I currently have 2 teacher clients who don't work breaks or summers and have had a couple of other inquiries for part timers who also don't work breaks or summer. So I think (hope!) there would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Baby Beluga
Help Me Write an Ad, Please?

I am interested in making the move to teacher-only clients.

What I would like to do is:

Charge a higher rate during the school year.

Be closed during all school breaks and summer break...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Baby Beluga
I do not know the name of the set you have, but...

I do not know the name of the set you have, but these look similar:

https://www.lakeshorelearning.com/products/blocks-manipulatives/light-tables-accessories/crystal-climbers/p/LK467
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Baby Beluga
It may be an option. I was actually just...

It may be an option. I was actually just searching long fences. If I got rid of my kitchen/dramatic play area it would make the perfect blocked off area for the little one. I could possibly move the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Baby Beluga
Exactly. It's not fair to her.

Exactly. It's not fair to her.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Baby Beluga
Cancelling Holding a Spot - Help Please!

DCG 5 just graduated to K.

DCG sister is 7 months and parents want to hold a spot for her to begin when she is 12 months/developmentally ready.

I agreed to hold the spot at a rate of 50% per...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By Baby Beluga
I agree with all PP's, send her to her room. I...

I agree with all PP's, send her to her room. I had (and still do) do this with my own daughter. And now I have to place my 16 month old over the gate separating the classroom from the rest of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By Baby Beluga
They leave their town 9/6 and mom wants him to...

They leave their town 9/6 and mom wants him to start 9/12 as she starts work 9/17 and wants to get the house together before work.

On one hand I see her point. Just jump in to a routine and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By Baby Beluga
Enrolling Sight Unseen?

Family is moving across country from the east coast to the southwest. Mom is an RN and already has a job/schedule. I don't know what dad does. Mom wants to hold a spot for her 4 year old starting in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By Baby Beluga
Totally! I had one who was a mess at any...

Totally!

I had one who was a mess at any meal times. Would NOT listen. I started giving out 1 chocolate morsel for those who listened...,magically the one not listening starting policing herself....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 488
Posted By Baby Beluga
You don't have to give out your bank info with...

You don't have to give out your bank info with Zelle. The payer just needs either your email address or phone number associated with your bank account to add you as a recipient/send money.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Baby Beluga
That's a perfect way of wording it, thank you!...

That's a perfect way of wording it, thank you! May I use it?

I struggled to find a kind way to ask. It's often a touchy subject for many families (especially if the split/divorce is new) but is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Baby Beluga
I have "pre-interview questions" so I can "tailor...

I have "pre-interview questions" so I can "tailor their tour here."

Age of child (if it hasn't already come up)

Desired schedule (full time part/part time) and desired drop off/pick up times ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Baby Beluga
First link is perfect, thank you! I was having a...

First link is perfect, thank you! I was having a hard time finding something that addressed the choking aspect of going to sleep with a bottle.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Baby Beluga
Safe Sleep & Bottles

I have searched google but am not putting in the proper terms. Can someone help me find literature on safe sleep and reasons not to let your child sleep with a bottle.

Just found out last night...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By Baby Beluga
This is what is in my HB: Please take note...

This is what is in my HB:

Please take note that the childcare home is not a food allergy free environment. If your child has food allergies, for their safety it may be requested that you provide...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Baby Beluga
I have an entire page dedicated to my potty...

I have an entire page dedicated to my potty training process and philosophy. This is part of it:

As part of group care, (program name) takes children to the restroom every 1.5 - 2 hours unless...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,117
Posted By Baby Beluga
Me time...it is so important. But so is family...

Me time...it is so important. But so is family time. I often find that parents who need a lot of me time, choose to be hands off parents and choosing to keep their children in care beyond what is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 470,403
Posted By Baby Beluga
CH, how are you today? :hug:

CH, how are you today? :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 930
Posted By Baby Beluga
All DS wears is onsies (bodysuits) with pants or...

All DS wears is onsies (bodysuits) with pants or shorts. He likes to take his diaper off AND put his hands in his diaper. So...there's that. :rolleyes: As long as a DCK is not actively potty training...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Baby Beluga
Mouthing everything is pretty normal until around...

Mouthing everything is pretty normal until around 18 months. I would just give the toddler a spot with specific things she can mouth.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes, you can. I have a business name that I...

Yes, you can.

I have a business name that I put on paperwork and business cards. I also have things mailed to my business name. I have an EIN. I do not have a registered DBA (although I should...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 807
Posted By Baby Beluga
Wow, I just renewed my CPR/AED/Child care first...

Wow, I just renewed my CPR/AED/Child care first aid through heart savers and it was $40 total.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,082
Posted By Baby Beluga
Raising children has changed in the years, that's...

Raising children has changed in the years, that's for sure.

How old was the interview child? Based on the age, I don't think cutting grapes is an odd request. I would not peel grapes, but I do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By Baby Beluga
I just googled, looks like it's in the theaters...

I just googled, looks like it's in the theaters right now.

ETA: 99% on rotten tomatoes and 8.7/10 for IMDb. Wow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By Baby Beluga
I love Mr. Rodgers. For those with Amazon Prime,...

I love Mr. Rodgers. For those with Amazon Prime, you can watch episodes on prime video.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By Baby Beluga
If you liked them otherwise, would have enrolled...

If you liked them otherwise, would have enrolled if refulx wasn't in play and would consider enrolling in the future once baby is older and refulx is truly under control, then I would mention that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By Baby Beluga
I agree. I think there are two types of...

I agree.

I think there are two types of people. Those who believe their doctors and don't question what they say. And those who realize doctors don't have all the answers and research, question,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By Baby Beluga
From a parental perspective: it becomes your new...

From a parental perspective: it becomes your new normal, sadly. So in a way you have to accept it in order to deal with it. As a parent when DS' airway was blocked it looked like it was no big deal,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By Baby Beluga
I would pass on this baby. Once a baby's...

I would pass on this baby.

Once a baby's reflux is so bad that their airway is blocked, it gets dangerous, quick. Also, if he/she is still "refluxing" (liquid coming up) it means his/her reflux...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Baby Beluga
That is adorable!

That is adorable!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Baby Beluga
I like it too. I'd love to see more pictures of...

I like it too. I'd love to see more pictures of your room :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By Baby Beluga
Ehhhh, if you originally said yes and after...

Ehhhh, if you originally said yes and after looking at the numbers you can no longer do it, then yes I personally think she does deserve an explanation. It doesn't have to be a long one. Something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,111
Posted By Baby Beluga
I used to occasionally serve veggies straws as a...

I used to occasionally serve veggies straws as a treat. All of the kids used to eat them like a hamster would, shoving food into their mouth instead of taking a bite, chewing swallowing and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By Baby Beluga
You could look into kiwi co. They send monthly...

You could look into kiwi co. They send monthly crates and tend to be non-plastic. They activity based though and not less open ended then what it looks like the Amazon subscription is.
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