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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By storybookending
I think if I were you I would start by shortening...

I think if I were you I would start by shortening my hours. Put out a notice that as of XX/XX/18 your hours are now 7:00-X:XX. Honestly you could say 7:30 and only effect the one family. You don’t...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By storybookending
What are your current hours? What times do you...

What are your current hours? What times do you have the 4 children that are not your within those hours and the ages of all children in your care? In what ways do you feel like parents are getting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 138
Posted By storybookending
I too discourage anything that involves running...

I too discourage anything that involves running while inside as we donít really have the space for it so it is a safety issue.

What about a balance beam or putting painters tape on the floor in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By storybookending
I donít ever require doctors notes because...

I donít ever require doctors notes because doctors just write them so easily. I feel in a lot of cases, like the ones you describe above a doctors note wonít do you much good. Sure theyíll take them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By storybookending
NO. I am NOT saying that. I am saying that is how...

NO. I am NOT saying that. I am saying that is how some people in MY state feel. Just because you feel like you are running a safe daycare is not enough. There is insurance and liability to consider....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By storybookending
It happens more often than you think. Iíll...

It happens more often than you think. Iíll paraphrase a quote told to me by a woman that works in the state office. she basically said ďwe know thereís people out there running illegal daycares, some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By storybookending
From the link BC posted it appears that in your...

From the link BC posted it appears that in your state you can only have two children that are unrelated to you if you do not wish to be licensed by the state. So yes you could run a daycare with only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4,201
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,179
Posted By storybookending
Is it possible these conferences are only by...

Is it possible these conferences are only by request? My district the first quarter all kids have conferences but the second quarter only the parents of children who struggle/have behavioral problems...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By storybookending
I have also seen this on my towns child care...

I have also seen this on my towns child care page. People will post looking for sitters for that night. Typically for date nights. It is a pretty small town but thatís too much for me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By storybookending
I mop the floors every other Friday (Swifter...

I mop the floors every other Friday (Swifter WetJet during the week) and in the winters when we can be outside until pick up I have taken to pushing my dining room table into the living room after PM...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-17-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By storybookending
You are a godsend Tom. Iíve learned so much going...

You are a godsend Tom. Iíve learned so much going back and reading all of your advice. I have made a note of this for next year.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-17-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By storybookending
CPA Fees?

Are fees paid to a CPA for preparing daycare taxes a write off?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 412
Posted By storybookending
In this case Iíd be telling my brother/sister to...

In this case Iíd be telling my brother/sister to get over it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 412
Posted By storybookending
People are so stupid. How old is the child? Start...

People are so stupid. How old is the child? Start calling dcd Grandpa when he picks up and see how he likes it. My own grandma comes and visits my dcks a lot when the weather is nicer. They all call...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-16-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By storybookending
Just showing your concern for your childís...

Just showing your concern for your childís transition and recognizing behaviors that might be hard on your provider is great. A lot of parents just do what is easiest for them and donít even think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By storybookending
If you are on good terms with the family you...

If you are on good terms with the family you could mail them two copies and request they return one signed and keep one for their records. Include an envelope with postage already applied and make it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By storybookending
I do similar to what a PP mentioned. As soon as...

I do similar to what a PP mentioned. As soon as the child becomes mobile it is for nap time only. I also require two pacifiers be left here so their isnít any back and forth/forgetting. I have one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 854
Posted By storybookending
I would bring my thermometer the next time she is...

I would bring my thermometer the next time she is called for pick up. Take it with yours the second you walk in the door and also ask the daycare to show you how they take her temperature.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 954
Posted By storybookending
First day above freezing here in a long time...

First day above freezing here in a long time yesterday! We also enjoyed the outdoors. I had pink snack cakes for snack but one of my kids brought cookies to share and they were not getting both so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By storybookending
The first ones look the most promising so far ...

The first ones look the most promising so far


I might have to check Loweís the next time I am in a town that has one. We donít really have one close here. The drawers I want closed donít have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By storybookending
Cabinet Locks

Just wondering if anyone knows if they make such a thing that I am looking for. I have the standard cabinet locks on all my my kitchen cabinets/drawers that screw into the door/drawer and you push...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 314
Posted By storybookending
Literally a game changer. Last year winter...

Literally a game changer. Last year winter outside time was a nightmare. The one that had just started walking that previous (late) summer could not walk in the snow with her boots on. So many tears....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 314
Posted By storybookending
I hear you on the weather. I saw BC post in an...

I hear you on the weather. I saw BC post in an old post when I was reading the archives that she has her hubby plow paths in her yard for the toddlers to play outside in. I did that this winter after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By storybookending
I donít transport so I donít really run into this...

I donít transport so I donít really run into this issue but can you change a ďfield trip feeĒ. The center I worked on did this. Every day of a field trip they paid an additional amount outside of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 314
Posted By storybookending
How young is the infant? Is going outside not an...

How young is the infant? Is going outside not an option at all? If you have an infant carrier you can zip the child right up under your coat if they are small enough to st least get outside for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 314
Posted By storybookending
Crafts! Just pull out any odds and ends you have...

Crafts! Just pull out any odds and ends you have for supplies and let them go to town with their imaginations. If you separate recycling let them go through and use all the bottles and paper towel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 257
Posted By storybookending
My regs say every 3 hours from the start of one...

My regs say every 3 hours from the start of one meal to the next should be no more than 3 hours. Honestly we do lunch at 11ish these days and donít have afternoon snack until 3PM. We go down for nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 257
Posted By storybookending
I don’t force anyone to eat anything but always...

I don’t force anyone to eat anything but always encourage to try. My niece will not eat oatmeal but I have been putting it on her plate every time it is served like normal as I do with all of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 276
Posted By storybookending
I do not have a handbook as of yet. It is...

I do not have a handbook as of yet. It is supposed to be my 2018 project but I just donít feel it is necessary yet for me personally as I have removed my number from all state referral websites and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 598
Posted By storybookending
Iíve been open as an in home since July 2016....

Iíve been open as an in home since July 2016. Worked as a nanny and at a center for about 5 years before that.

I will retire never as that seems SO far away.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 954
Posted By storybookending
I take a photo of the kids sitting on the floor...

I take a photo of the kids sitting on the floor with a paper heart I made when I niece was a baby hanging behind them. The paper heart says ďHappy Valentineís DayĒ on it. I print the photos out and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By storybookending
I understand. If you are able to pull him aside...

I understand. If you are able to pull him aside and chat privately with him when you see it I would maybe do that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By storybookending
This is actually very common and completely...

This is actually very common and completely natural. It might be worth mentioning to parents and having them have the talk with him about when and where it is appropriate.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By storybookending
I take off July 4th paid and last year I also...

I take off July 4th paid and last year I also took off the 3rd unpaid just because I didnít want to open for one day (my slow day anyways) and then be off. I spent the morning with my niece while her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 370
Posted By storybookending
I offer 4 oz juice in the afternoon and I have...

I offer 4 oz juice in the afternoon and I have children choose milk more often than not. My juice ends up expiring before I can serve it all Iím thinking about eliminating it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 822
Posted By storybookending
Kids and electronics is my biggest pet peeve...

Kids and electronics is my biggest pet peeve right now, esp after my day with my 2 year old today. They are just so addicted to them because the parents just let them sit behind screens all night...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By storybookending
It could be something or it could be nothing. My...

It could be something or it could be nothing. My cousin at 3.5 didnít talk AT ALL.. they had him assessed and they kept saying since there were no other signs to just wait it out and one day he just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By storybookending
Just a clarification before giving my opinion.....

Just a clarification before giving my opinion.. the child can and does talk sometimes but just chooses not to most of the time?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By storybookending
Smile My house isnít that large but I also do not have...

My house isnít that large but I also do not have a family to also fit into the mix. My living room and playroom are adjacent to each other and that is our main play space when we are upstairs. I also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By storybookending
My new contracts I charge weekly. I will prorate...

My new contracts I charge weekly. I will prorate if they miss a day for whatever reason (vacation, illness, grandma wants them for a day) but only up to 10 days a calendar year. After that itís the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By storybookending
I require parents leave two bottles here and I...

I require parents leave two bottles here and I handle the washing.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-06-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By storybookending
No you donít need to give them a receipt for...

No you donít need to give them a receipt for payments. They can track it themselves if itís important to them. I give a year end receipt as a courtesy but you donít have to do this and only need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 471
Posted By storybookending
Mini Reeseís peanut butter cups.. when I go...

Mini Reeseís peanut butter cups.. when I go upstairs to ďcheck somethingĒ you better believe Iím popping one of those in my mouth. Used to be when I was checking on the baby but we donít have any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 545
Posted By storybookending
I also do not allow diaper bags but I still allow...

I also do not allow diaper bags but I still allow infant car seats. Breast fed babies can bring their milk needed for the day in a jug or whatever. I had one mom unthaw and bring in a jumbo water...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 954
Posted By storybookending
I donít really celebrate most holidays with the...

I donít really celebrate most holidays with the daycare kiddos. They might get a Valentineís Day snack this year. I didnít do anything last year. I make the parents the same refrigerator magnet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By storybookending
I make everyone pay every Friday. I donít have...

I make everyone pay every Friday. I donít have time to be tracking everyoneís different payments schedules. I do what it convenient for me. Everyone pays on Friday, cash or check. Some pay in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By storybookending
I usually speak with them on the phone first to...

I usually speak with them on the phone first to weed out any major red flags that I would not be okay with enrolling and then if they pass that I send my contract for them to read over so they can do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 570
Posted By storybookending
Maybe like CH said she is looking to get fired to...

Maybe like CH said she is looking to get fired to collect unemployment..
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 570
Posted By storybookending
This is not acceptable. I would be terminating...

This is not acceptable. I would be terminating now rather than giving her yet another chance. You have state regs and regulations to comply with. I would be looking to replace immediately or looking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By storybookending
Wow what a great opportunity. It takes a special...

Wow what a great opportunity. It takes a special person to work with special needs children. Way to go!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By storybookending
Okay thanks for clarifying I was not familiar...

Okay thanks for clarifying I was not familiar with this practice. I guess I echo what a PP said in trust your gut. If you feel something is off it probably is.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By storybookending
I have never heard of a ďworking interviewĒ. Can...

I have never heard of a ďworking interviewĒ. Can you elaborate? What I am imagining is you went in the stuck you in a classroom with a regular teacher and then left? Were they supposed to come back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By storybookending
Daycare in general is hard to come by in this...

Daycare in general is hard to come by in this town. Even the underground daycares stay ďfullĒ and charge basically the same. I get so many calls from barely pregnant women. I am unsure how asking a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By storybookending
Not surprised. I wouldnít want to pay for a spot...

Not surprised. I wouldnít want to pay for a spot for that many months even at half rate. Parents these days think they need to start looking for care the minute the stick turns pink. So far Iím 0-2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By storybookending
Since you have the three spots available that...

Since you have the three spots available that would make things different for me. You can go one of two ways. Hold the spot and charge (either discounted or in full depending on if you think this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By storybookending
I have two rain gutter shelves of books that the...

I have two rain gutter shelves of books that the kids can reach, with two above that they cannot reach, each shelf has probably 10 books on it and I rotate those as I get sick of reading them.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By storybookending
Having family enrolled always makes things hard....

Having family enrolled always makes things hard. I would not be allowing her to drop by and visit on her lunch and then leave without her child, sister or not, but that is just me. As the child gets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 870
Posted By storybookending
Ask him how he would feel being told that he...

Ask him how he would feel being told that he himself couldnít be left alone in the nursery of his own church without a babysitter for being male.. :rolleyes:

Actually donít. Just professionally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By storybookending
I think Mike made that recommendation because the...

I think Mike made that recommendation because the OP he was referring to saidbonly one parent signed the photo waiver.

I personally do not have a website. I have not had the need as I have been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By storybookending
I would do the second option. Let her be on her...

I would do the second option. Let her be on her own schedule. If sheís awake and crying during the 15 minutes you need to get the others down and nurse your daughter what is the difference since you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By storybookending
This. And if he wakes early do not get him up...

This. And if he wakes early do not get him up until naptime is over.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By storybookending
You could tell him licensing called with an...

You could tell him licensing called with an annomous complaint about visitors and if he wishes to hang out with your dd during dc hours he can remove her from the dc area and play with her upstairs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By storybookending
I think so long as the doors are taken off you...

I think so long as the doors are taken off you would be fine. I know of providers that use closets without doors as other types of usable space (book nooks, playhouses etc)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4,201
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,179
Posted By storybookending
Because the doctors themselves donít want to work...

Because the doctors themselves donít want to work ďoff hoursĒ. They feel entitled to work when they want because of their status and typically early mornings and late nights are not what they want. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By storybookending
After the trial period has been concluded a two...

After the trial period has been concluded a two week written notice per child must be submitted for any family wishing to discontinue care for any reason. The provider resumes the right to terminate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By storybookending
I wish all my parents did this! I have the means...

I wish all my parents did this! I have the means to store them though. I actually suggest it to new families or they can bring me a box/pack at a time. I really donít care either way but Iím...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 902
Posted By storybookending
This. Just.. no. This situation sounds like more...

This. Just.. no. This situation sounds like more than ďthings happenĒ as from the way you describe it this was not a random occurrence. You are endangering these children every day by operating out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By storybookending
I use this one ...

I use this one
...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-23-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By storybookending
Call CPS now. Tell them the information you have...

Call CPS now. Tell them the information you have gathered and they will investigate. You don’t need to have proof of "knowing for sure" your suspicions are enough to justify the call. If you are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 631
Posted By storybookending
I too hate structured projects for infants. Or...

I too hate structured projects for infants. Or honestly the under 4 crowd in general. We do projects for holidays only and if I miss one I donít fret about it. My 3ís can help with a lot of it but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By storybookending
I donít see why they would have to as I have seen...

I donít see why they would have to as I have seen many providers post that they take them down after naps. Check with licensing in your state to be sure. Also check and see if 9 under two is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 870
Posted By storybookending
My advice to you is to volunteer for another...

My advice to you is to volunteer for another church that doesnít have this rule if it bothers you so much.

Signed, a daycare provider with no children of her own
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By storybookending
Could you paint the kitchen set/playhouse to give...

Could you paint the kitchen set/playhouse to give them a fresh look? There are tutorials that tell you the best paint to buy and how to do it if you google ďpainting plastic little tykes toysĒ or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By storybookending
Yikes that sucks! I hope itís lofted before...

Yikes that sucks! I hope itís lofted before tomorrow. In the meantime if it is not I would limit the amount of ďmessyĒ activities that you have the children do. Maybe put away the paint glue and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By storybookending
It would depend on the companies policy but I am...

It would depend on the companies policy but I am guessing that most center type places do not pay their employees for time not worked due to weather as that seems to be how centers (at least the ones...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-19-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By storybookending
I donít think it would be void. Licensed homes...

I donít think it would be void. Licensed homes and centers alike have inspections all the time and many times they will get written up for something relatively minor.. not having a cover on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By storybookending
Ah! Sounds like a total nightmare of a woman! I...

Ah! Sounds like a total nightmare of a woman! I would have contacted the authorities after an hour of her banging on the door. Crazy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By storybookending
I so want to purchase some type of shelving unit...

I so want to purchase some type of shelving unit for my dcks (I really like the idea of the bucket type ones to separate toys) but Iíve been holding off for this exact reason. My ďtoy boxĒ in our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By storybookending
I am glad they realized their error and called to...

I am glad they realized their error and called to apologize. I read you other thread and it made no sense to me why they would be interpreting the ratios that way. I am sorry this caused stresses to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By storybookending
Is this something you actually charge or is this...

Is this something you actually charge or is this heavy sarcasm? If they how the heck do you word this? I wouldíve made bank the last two weeks. I have a 24 hour exclusion policy in place already.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By storybookending
I just switched my youngest dub with the new...

I just switched my youngest dub with the new year. He is coming up on 14 months. I echo what the PP said in that it takes awhile to fully transition. Yesterday he was falling asleep at 10:30. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By storybookending
I just typed up my own. It says ďchild care...

I just typed up my own. It says ďchild care payments for 201XĒ on the top.
Providers Name:
Providers Address:
Providers EIN or SSN:
Parents Name(s):
Childrenís Name(s):
Total Tuition Paid: ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By storybookending
sorry for the double post.. took a call from a...

sorry for the double post.. took a call from a dcp and didn’t know if I had hit send already on my previous reply
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2018, 08:55 AM
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Views: 293
Posted By storybookending
Getting 12 hours of sleep at night is probably...

Getting 12 hours of sleep at night is probably why. I would just stick with one nap. Put him down as you would the older kids and donít let him out until the nap is over. Keep the room dark, play...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By storybookending
I live in WI so no. Snow days are few and far...

I live in WI so no. Snow days are few and far between here. It is more likely that schools close due to dangerously cold temperatures than for snow. They closed early one day last week. I didnít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By storybookending
I donít do anything. I wonít wake a sleeping...

I donít do anything. I wonít wake a sleeping child. If they wake up early they wait on their beds for me to say they can quietly come out. If they see one of their friends have already been let out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By storybookending
Could you place a night light in the room? The...

Could you place a night light in the room? The curtains that I have currently in the big kid nap room are not full black out curtains but it is dark enough for them to rest peacefully. I have a night...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,869
Views: 234,613
Posted By storybookending
I am a die hard Packer fan but I grew up with a...

I am a die hard Packer fan but I grew up with a best friend that was a Viking fan. I was cheering for them from the get go yesterday.. no one else in my house was but that game was amazing! What a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 844
Posted By storybookending
The center I worked at operated by this...

The center I worked at operated by this philosophy but it was due to the fact that my boss was a total people pleaser. It was less policy and more she didnít want to upset anyone. Honestly shes still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,869
Views: 234,613
Posted By storybookending
Aw congrats! Today is the first day this...

Aw congrats!

Today is the first day this week that all my children scheduled are actually in attendance!! Thereís been so many different illinesses going around town. It is so nice to be back to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 10:30 AM
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Posted By storybookending
Once again only have 4/6 due to sicknesses but...

Once again only have 4/6 due to sicknesses but man is it still going awful today! Nap at 11:20.. Iím gonna regret this this afternoon but for my sanity it had to be done today.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 767
Posted By storybookending
Get out, get out now. I have a trial period in my...

Get out, get out now. I have a trial period in my contract for this exact reason. Donít try to over explain yourself. Just say itís not a good fit and move on.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By storybookending
My couch is good. The fabric on the cushions zips...

My couch is good. The fabric on the cushions zips off and is washing machine and dryer safe. The puke didnít soak through to the actual cushion but I sprayed it anyways and let it sit. The cover got...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By storybookending
Talk to Me About Puke

Looking for answers from those of you more seasoned in having a child puke while in daycare. A bug is going around town, it’s in all the schools and this week has hit my daycare.

First child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By storybookending
If the child became hurt while on your property...

If the child became hurt while on your property regardless of if the parent is there or not you are liable. Make the rule and tell them itís an insurance/safety thing. Not unreasonable at all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By storybookending
Unfourtunatly the spot is no longer available ...

Unfourtunatly the spot is no longer available

I have decided to go a different route

I donít think what my program offers best fits Billyís needs
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Posted By storybookending
Just once a year.

Just once a year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By storybookending
I would do away with SA all together. I would...

I would do away with SA all together. I would send notice out now. Summer camps in my area start registration the second week of February and they fill up SO fast. I personally just hate SA kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 889
Posted By storybookending
I am not sure that contracted hours would ever...

I am not sure that contracted hours would ever work in my case. Most jobs around here are 8-5 or 8-4:30 (depending on alloted lunch break) salary type jobs. There is a fairly large clinic/hospital...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By storybookending
My sister stuck a chiclet (small price of gum) up...

My sister stuck a chiclet (small price of gum) up her nose when we were little. I would guess she was 3 or 4 which called for an emergency room visit. Back in the 90s chiclets were much smaller than...
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