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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,281
Posted By snbauser
If she is still "forgetting" then your late fee...

If she is still "forgetting" then your late fee isn't steep enough. I implemented an incremental late fee at one point. First time late....xx amount. 2nd time late within 6 months then the fee...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By snbauser
This. I would respond with something along the...

This. I would respond with something along the lines that this meeting is a requirement in order to continue care. She is trying to run your business. The more you let her try to, the more she is...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 06-20-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,321
Posted By snbauser
Absolutely not and if it was my kid, he wouldn't...

Absolutely not and if it was my kid, he wouldn't be going back. Eating lunch is not a privelige. It is a right. No child should have food withheld for misbehaving. Maybe eating away from the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By snbauser
I had a payments box right next to the sign...

I had a payments box right next to the sign in/out sheet. They couldn't miss it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By snbauser
Check out Tom's article on this topic. ...

Check out Tom's article on this topic. http://tomcopelandblog.com/how-to-hire-your-own-children-under-age-18
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 926
Posted By snbauser
I think it is up to you to decide how you want to...

I think it is up to you to decide how you want to handle it. You can terminate based on the fact that she A) told you he was 3 and isn't and B) developmentally he doesn't fit the age group you want....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,076
Posted By snbauser
This Is It

After 13 years, I am holding my last preschool graduation today at 4pm. Then tomorrow I am having a huge yard sale and selling all my stuff. I'm ready. But I'm also a bundle of emotions today. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 958
Posted By snbauser
I may be the odd one out here but if a child is...

I may be the odd one out here but if a child is not able to participate in our day for any reason, they are sent home. That would include sleeping all day. Plus you are setting up a horrible sleep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By snbauser
Crazy! I was told that as long as the fee I'm...

Crazy! I was told that as long as the fee I'm charging isn't a separate transportation fee then the kids are just the same as any other passenger in your car. Just like if you were taking your kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By snbauser
Full time rate. I would not charge a separate...

Full time rate. I would not charge a separate transportation rate as it is my understanding that if you do that you become "commercial" transportation and your car insurance will be much higher.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By snbauser
My part time contract says that the part timer...

My part time contract says that the part timer gets right of first refusal if a full timer comes along. Basically if someone wants the full time spot I go to the part time family and say you can go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By snbauser
I know we only get the attendance and meals...

I know we only get the attendance and meals portion of the program through our fp. If we want the accounting portion, it costs extra.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-21-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,244
Posted By snbauser
This! Something is really off. :confused: ...

This! Something is really off. :confused:

And I honestly would call licensing as well. Not sure that you could do a formal complaint because there is no evidence of any wrong doing but I would...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-20-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,244
Posted By snbauser
This. Plus I would wonder what was going on...

This. Plus I would wonder what was going on there that she didn't want anyone coming until 5:30. I can tell you that in the 13 year I have been doing this job I have NEVER come across a provider...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By snbauser
I actually just use a cheap sound machine from...

I actually just use a cheap sound machine from walmart. It was about $20 and has multiple settings. We use the "summer's night" setting.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By snbauser
Unfortunately this is one of the reasons many...

Unfortunately this is one of the reasons many charge a non-refundable deposit. I always told parents that the spot is not theirs until the paperwork AND deposit are returned to me. Until then I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,795
Posted By snbauser
First - babies should not sleep in their car...

First - babies should not sleep in their car seats or swings. I know our licensing is clear that if they do fall asleep they are to be immediately put into their bed. It takes times to transition...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,331
Posted By snbauser
Definitely time for a conversation. It can be as...

Definitely time for a conversation. It can be as nice or as mean as you want. Personally I would be upfront with I understand that traffic can be an issue but I close at 5:00. So I either need you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2016, 04:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,430
Posted By snbauser
I was going to say the same thing. If you aren't...

I was going to say the same thing. If you aren't getting their hands wet first, they aren't washing correctly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2016, 04:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By snbauser
Here most prek'ers stay where they are until they...

Here most prek'ers stay where they are until they start Kindy. I know I had similar issues. We can have up to 5 preschool and younger + 3 school agers. I typically care for school employee...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,064
Posted By snbauser
I always made the background check, cpr/first aid...

I always made the background check, cpr/first aid and tb test a requirement in order to be hired. Those are the requirements in order to be left alone with the kids and although initially I wouldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,430
Posted By snbauser
I use a foam pump. One trick I learned is that...

I use a foam pump. One trick I learned is that little hands don't need a full pump. So put a hairband around the stem of them pump so the pump doesn't go down all the way. They still get plenty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,421
Posted By snbauser
Without wading into the vax debate and to answer...

Without wading into the vax debate and to answer the op question...the way you do it is fairly easy...you stop allowing a parent to dictate how your business is run. If it's a state reg, then they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By snbauser
I'm not in NY but I am able to submit my meals...

I'm not in NY but I am able to submit my meals using MMK online. Now if they could just get it so they could direct deposit our cheks that would be awesome.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 11,279
Posted By snbauser
I am probably the last one to terminate but...

I am probably the last one to terminate but honestly after her last email my response would be a simple...


Dear DCM,

Unfortunately at this time it appears my program is not a good fit for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,373
Posted By snbauser
If mom doesn't want to call, I would in a...

If mom doesn't want to call, I would in a heartbeat. I have done it in the past and wouldn't hesitate in the future. I couldn't live with myself if I knew someone was operating illegally and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,404
Posted By snbauser
Oh and we have a play kitchen next to the sand...

Oh and we have a play kitchen next to the sand table and the kids love to "cook" with the sand.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,404
Posted By snbauser
What about a sand table instead of a sandbox? I...

What about a sand table instead of a sandbox? I don't to the sandbox because kids end up with sand up their underwear, stepping on each other, etc. With a sand table the only issue is sand ending...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
Posted By snbauser
I do not allow girls to wear dresses or skirts...

I do not allow girls to wear dresses or skirts without shorts or legging underneath them. We play too hard to deal with clothes riding up. I had one mom tell me that she didn't need to because her...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-10-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,393
Posted By snbauser
When Do I Stop Counting Hours If I Am Closing?

This would be for next years taxes....
My last day with kids will be June 10th. But there will be at least a 2 week period after that where I will still be doing "business" with things like selling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 883
Posted By snbauser
As someone else who is in countdown mode, I...

As someone else who is in countdown mode, I completely get it. My last day is June 10th. I'm finishing out the school year. I'm getting through by doing a couple of things....

1 - countdown......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By snbauser
I exclude for the symptoms not for the diagnosis.

I exclude for the symptoms not for the diagnosis.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,335
Posted By snbauser
This is us. We had At&T up until about a year...

This is us. We had At&T up until about a year ago. I got tired of constantly monitoring my kids data usage. The final straw was my son using his phone in the car to listen to music. He got tired...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 9,936
Posted By snbauser
This is my late fee policy. I typically waive...

This is my late fee policy. I typically waive the first time as a courtesy but that is based on my discretion. I found doing an incremental fee doesn't penalize too much for the occassional but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By snbauser
I saw somewhere the idea of using stacking letter...

I saw somewhere the idea of using stacking letter trays. Similar to this..http://www.containerstore.com/s/office/paper-file-storage/sorters-trays/pandan-stacking-letter-tray/123d?productId=10018794
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,664
Posted By snbauser
Wow! I could be wrong but I don't think she was...

Wow! I could be wrong but I don't think she was referring to you specifically. I read her "underground" as being illegal. There is a difference between "illegal" and "legally unlicensed".
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,664
Posted By snbauser
13 years for me and I am done at the end of this...

13 years for me and I am done at the end of this school year. I notified all of my families this past week.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-05-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,517
Posted By snbauser
Closing and Selling Off Items

If I close down and sell off my items at a garage sale, do I need to count it as business income? And if so, do I need to give receipts to those that purchase items?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,318
Posted By snbauser
I would not force the child to do them. ...

I would not force the child to do them. Worksheets are not appropriate at that age. I honestly would tell mom that if that is the type of environment she is looking for that your program isn't a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,029
Posted By snbauser
It may suck, but it's business. I would simply...

It may suck, but it's business. I would simply respond with something like "I know it's unfortunate timing that dcg was sick her first week but your payment is for the space and not for attendance. ...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-27-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,745
Posted By snbauser
If you are going to try and use Turbo Tax, go to...

If you are going to try and use Turbo Tax, go to Tom Copeland's blog and read up on what what you can and can't do with the software.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2016, 05:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,219
Posted By snbauser
You can always ask for clarification. But like...

You can always ask for clarification. But like someone above said, you are supposed to sanitize in between types of use. If the kids come in from outside and wash hands before playing inside and...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-18-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,577
Posted By snbauser
That's about the timeframe I do. I do monthly as...

That's about the timeframe I do. I do monthly as well and I send invoices because most of my parents work for the school system and get paid on the 25th. So invoices are always from the Friday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By snbauser
I am where you are. I will be closing after this...

I am where you are. I will be closing after this school year. I've sent out many applications and resume's but not even an interview. I will be finishing my Associates this spring....hopefully. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By snbauser
Yes. When I had parents pay that way, their...

Yes. When I had parents pay that way, their payments was processed on Monday, came out of their account on Tuesday and was in my account on Friday. BUT if there was a holiday in there, I wouldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,814
Posted By snbauser
I know here they changed the regs to not allow...

I know here they changed the regs to not allow pnp's for centers and we were told that the regs for fcc would be coming soon as well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,763
Posted By snbauser
Yes. I had an hispanic family who was with me...

Yes. I had an hispanic family who was with me for almost a year with nothing but raves about me and my program. Then one day they picked up shortly after I hired a new teacher who was african...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By snbauser
I use plastic "gold" coins that I got at Party...

I use plastic "gold" coins that I got at Party City for the game and then typically give them the chocolate coins to take home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By snbauser
I sold it because we were moving and I did not...

I sold it because we were moving and I did not want to rebuild another mulched play area to have under/around it. It was a pain to keep to the right depth and I was tired of the mulch being tracked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By snbauser
I had an almost identical one. I think it was...

I had an almost identical one. I think it was the previous version. I had 12 kids at the time. It held up very well. I had it for probably 5-6 years before I sold it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,409
Posted By snbauser
I agree with the others. Put a note out on...

I agree with the others. Put a note out on Monday that says effective immediately late fees will be assessed per contract. Then charge them. When they tell you they "forgot" on Friday, remind them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,117
Posted By snbauser
I take only preschool aged - 3-5 years old. I do...

I take only preschool aged - 3-5 years old. I do occassionally have a school ager or 2 for a teacher workday but they are kids who graduated my program so they know me and my rules.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By snbauser
If you want the day off, I would approach that...

If you want the day off, I would approach that mom and let her know that her child will be the only one there and if she is willing to keep her you will credit her the day. Then you are only our the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 744
Posted By snbauser
I'm closed and paid. But I cater to school...

I'm closed and paid. But I cater to school employees and am closed and get paid for any day indicated as a holiday on the school calendar.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By snbauser
I agree with the others. They aren't as easy as...

I agree with the others. They aren't as easy as you would think. Plus they are nocturnal so they are pretty boring for the kids to watch during the day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 988
Posted By snbauser
And add to that dcb has a birthday on Saturday...

And add to that dcb has a birthday on Saturday and welcome to my nightmare week. Oh and we are supposed to get a ton of rain Tues/Wed so probably won't get out those days.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By snbauser
Last year I borrowed an idea from here. I bought...

Last year I borrowed an idea from here. I bought the "If you give a mouse a cookie" and the "If you give a moose a muffin" books. I had sibling sets so they got different ones. Then I bought for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,464
Posted By snbauser
No, you will on get reimbursed for your own kids...

No, you will on get reimbursed for your own kids if you are income qualified.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,464
Posted By snbauser
If your local school does not qualify you for...

If your local school does not qualify you for tier 1, then the only other way you can qualify as tier 1 would be based on your household income. I wish I could use my tax return. My sponsor won't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By snbauser
It starts a little after 9 and will be complete...

It starts a little after 9 and will be complete by I think 10:15. Unfortunately we are socked in with clouds and rain so won't see anything :( Next one isn't until like 2033.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By snbauser
My kids liked it when we did it last year. That...

My kids liked it when we did it last year. That being said, I probably won't do it this year. Feed corn is not "cleaned" like regular corn and after about a week we had small bugs in our table. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By snbauser
Good luck! And if I can help with anything else,...

Good luck! And if I can help with anything else, don't hesitate to contact me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By snbauser
NC has 3 different licenses...Family Child Care...

NC has 3 different licenses...Family Child Care Homes, Center in a Residence, and Centers. I live in NC and have actually held all 3 licenses at different times. I'm currently FCCH.

FCCH can...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-08-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,113
Posted By snbauser
When I had to do this awhile back, I just put it...

When I had to do this awhile back, I just put it under "other schedule C" expenses and listed what it was.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,114
Posted By snbauser
Firstly, if it isn't an official HOA (board,...

Firstly, if it isn't an official HOA (board, bylaws, covenants, etc), then they have no say in what you do with your home. How many bedrooms is your home? What if you had 5 kids of your own? Would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,114
Posted By snbauser
Who specifically is telling you that 5 kids would...

Who specifically is telling you that 5 kids would be a nuisuance - landlord or HOA?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,114
Posted By snbauser
I am in NC and came from CA. Unfortunately the...

I am in NC and came from CA. Unfortunately the same law does not apply here. A landlord or HOA can prevent you from opening a family child care. I know of a provider who even tried to fight her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,664
Posted By snbauser
http://www.orientaltrading.com/color-your-own-cups...

http://www.orientaltrading.com/color-your-own-cups-with-lids-and-straws-a2-48_3329.fltr?Ntt=straw%20cups

I use these although I take off the outer plastic and the coloring part. That leaves a...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-26-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,886
Posted By snbauser
I've been doing this for about 4 years now. My...

I've been doing this for about 4 years now. My kids love it. I love it because it has really cut down on the amount of food I waste. For food program, instead of having to put a full serving on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,426
Posted By snbauser
I'm so sorry you are going through this. Sending...

I'm so sorry you are going through this. Sending prayers and hugs for peace and strength.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,510
Posted By snbauser
I guess I am the oddball on this. Broken crayons...

I guess I am the oddball on this. Broken crayons are actually better for fine motor development than full size crayons. Same with chalk. And for pencils, we use the golf pencils for the same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,074
Posted By snbauser
Like the others said...yes but your family must...

Like the others said...yes but your family must be income qualified AND they must eat what the other kids eat and at the same time the other kids eat.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By snbauser
Mine is similar except I do it at the end of the...

Mine is similar except I do it at the end of the school year and it includes all of the kids enrolled although only the "graduates" get cap and gown.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,434
Posted By snbauser
My mom had issues with the dogs getting the latch...

My mom had issues with the dogs getting the latch open. She just uses a bungee cord from the gate to the fence.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By snbauser
The only electronic toy we have in the classroom...

The only electronic toy we have in the classroom is the cd player in our listening center.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,356
Posted By snbauser
For the short time I operated a center, we did...

For the short time I operated a center, we did it. We used a Keurig so that the hot water/coffee wasn't already there (the Keurig heats it as it pours it). We also offered breakfast treats on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By snbauser
104 today. Miserable. We are in like day 9 of a...

104 today. Miserable. We are in like day 9 of a heatwave with no end in sight. Our 15 day forecast doesn't list any temps below 97.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,243
Posted By snbauser
The cost will really depend on exactly what they...

The cost will really depend on exactly what they are looking for. I needed the same thing here in NC. If they want a pull station in each room, then it can get costly. It's more expensive if it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,369
Posted By snbauser
Awesome!! And I would highly recommend getting...

Awesome!! And I would highly recommend getting these for your sinks. Because they automatically turn on when a kid puts their hands under it and turn off when they take them out it will save a ton...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,369
Posted By snbauser
I have never heard of 2 minutes. Where are they...

I have never heard of 2 minutes. Where are they getting their information from?
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-16-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,807
Posted By snbauser
I'm confused as to what type of corrective action...

I'm confused as to what type of corrective action she is planning on taking? If you don't have the kids and aren't claiming the kids for that meal, then you aren't in violation of any rules? And if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,369
Posted By snbauser
Ours is the same process except I bought an...

Ours is the same process except I bought an attachment for my sink that makes into a hands free sensor. The kids stick their hand under it and it goes on. When they take their hands out, it goes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,369
Posted By snbauser
I know how long it takes. We wash 20 seconds and...

I know how long it takes. We wash 20 seconds and rinse 15 seconds every single time. The kids have to either sing out handwashing song 2 X when washing or sing the abc's. Then the rinsing song. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By snbauser
Wonder how long it will take for our state to...

Wonder how long it will take for our state to approve them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,369
Posted By snbauser
A 5.3 is excellent!!! Congrats. I did it...

A 5.3 is excellent!!! Congrats.


I did it with 12 kids. Once you get the routine down, it won't be as big of an issue. We wash upon arrival, after toileting/diapering, after wiping nose,...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-14-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,933
Posted By snbauser
Check your contract that you signed at enrollment.

Check your contract that you signed at enrollment.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,976
Posted By snbauser
If you are tagged, you can remove the tag. I...

If you are tagged, you can remove the tag. I would never get into it with a parent online. Take it to messenger or do it by email or do it in person.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,671
Posted By snbauser
I had blue. I no longer have the set though.

I had blue. I no longer have the set though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,671
Posted By snbauser
I've had this set before and it worked just fine...

I've had this set before and it worked just fine for preschoolers.
https://www.kaplanco.com/product/60464P/vinyl-seating-groups?c=1|FC1025

Right now I have this one along with a single chair of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By snbauser
It's too hard to figure out based on just the...

It's too hard to figure out based on just the number of kids. It will depend on how many classrooms there are, how many kids per classroom licensing will allow, etc. Plus you will need a couple of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,310
Posted By snbauser
I do not bring toys between the two locations. I...

I do not bring toys between the two locations. I do have pretty much all of my centers inside represented outside though - art, music, blocks, etc along with the normal large motor outdoor stuff.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By snbauser
I have seen them at Walmart, Lowes Home...

I have seen them at Walmart, Lowes Home Improvement, Home Depot, etc. I have the blue one. It's expensive and we go through a lot of sand. So the only time we use the blue is in the sensory table...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,959
Posted By snbauser
We can't use the Kraft blue box anymore and we...

We can't use the Kraft blue box anymore and we can't use Kraft Singles anymore either. It can't say "cheese food" or "processed cheese" or anything like that. It can't have anything after the word...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 834
Posted By snbauser
This is what I would do. We always do an end of...

This is what I would do. We always do an end of the year celebration. All the kids are included and get "certificates of completion" but only those going on to Kindy get cap and gowns.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By snbauser
Yes, unfortunately there is a lot of cost before...

Yes, unfortunately there is a lot of cost before you can open. Part of the licensing process is to make sure the building is safe and meets all their requirements. They can't do that if you don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 606
Posted By snbauser
Are you looking at opening a center or are you...

Are you looking at opening a center or are you looking at a family child care? I don't know where you are located, but here (and I would guess in most places) you can not apply for a license until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By snbauser
We do family style. The kids wash up get their...

We do family style. The kids wash up get their own plates, napkins, cups, utensils and go to their seat. When they are all seated, we pass around the bowls of food and they use the tongs or spoons...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,226
Posted By snbauser
I am a Lakeshore addict. I never buy without a...

I am a Lakeshore addict. I never buy without a coupong though. And I have never had a problem exchanging an item if there was something wrong with it. They stand behind their items and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By snbauser
We have to have ours serviced annually. ...

We have to have ours serviced annually. Thankfully there is a place locally that will do it if we bring it in. It only costs $4. But after a couple of years (I think it's 5), it can't be serviced...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,113
Posted By snbauser
Don't you love when you snag them on things like...

Don't you love when you snag them on things like that? I had a parent once who asked if we watched tv. I told her no. The most we do is a movie during our winter party. That's it. She said "dcg...
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