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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2017, 12:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,107
Posted By TwinKristi
One of the benefits to paying for child care is...

One of the benefits to paying for child care is the tax break you get sent a patent, you cannot and would not want to pay taxes on that money and not get any of the tax breaks parents get who pay for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By TwinKristi
They only pay for a set number of days, if their...

They only pay for a set number of days, if their normal schedule is for the holiday then they'd need to pay for the extra day. I had a 4 day family try that with me, the 4th of July was a Thurs so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,814
Posted By TwinKristi
In a daycare center I would find it appropriate...

In a daycare center I would find it appropriate but in a HOME childcare it's different. We have families and private issues parents speak to us about including private medical things and family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,495
Posted By TwinKristi
In some cases I suppose this would be managing...

In some cases I suppose this would be managing risks but I feel in my case it would be managing risks by doing it. I have seen parents put their child in wrong, straps too low, forward facing too...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,194
Posted By TwinKristi
This is such a hard topic for parents to "get"......

This is such a hard topic for parents to "get"... I offered this family more days like they originally said they would need and they declined. A FT spot came up and I filled it for 2 extra days plus...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,542
Posted By TwinKristi
This is what our policy on soy milk says. We just...

This is what our policy on soy milk says. We just need a note from the parents. I bought lactose-free milk for one guy, but it turns out he didn't need it. LOL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,465
Posted By TwinKristi
Oye... I searched up crying knowing I would find...

Oye... I searched up crying knowing I would find a million posts and glad I found a newer one.

I have an 11.5 mo dcb who is a crier. He's also been sick a LOT since I've had him. It's been hard....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,498
Posted By TwinKristi
Ugh- I used to feel like I had a grip on this but...

Ugh- I used to feel like I had a grip on this but lately it's been a race to catch up. I've accumulated so much stuff and REALLY need to start a toy rotation in both the living room and play room....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By TwinKristi
I've almost always had 2 infants. Infant care is...

I've almost always had 2 infants. Infant care is in high demand here.
I had babies about one month apart start in Oct & Dec at 4mos-5mos. We aren't allowed to have bouncy chairs but we can have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By TwinKristi
I have 2 paid sick days per calendar year. I've...

I have 2 paid sick days per calendar year. I've never taken more than that unpaid in the past and figure that's fair.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,502
Posted By TwinKristi
I have had the same experience over the last...

I have had the same experience over the last year. I had a family sign up in April when they weren't even due til June. I didn't have a spot til Sept anyway so it was fine. I took a 2wk deposit and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By TwinKristi
Wow! I thought that by law a suspected abuse...

Wow! I thought that by law a suspected abuse report by a mandated reporter has to be visited within 48hrs? Maybe it varies by state. :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By TwinKristi
Update?

Update?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,409
Posted By TwinKristi
When I had my inspection last Dec the analyst had...

When I had my inspection last Dec the analyst had me show her how they break down and if they're made after 2011. The whole V vs U closure is the big concern because of PNPs collapsing and entrapping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,935
Posted By TwinKristi
We just had a discussion about this on a local...

We just had a discussion about this on a local group and I think it constitutes neglect. It's one thing it the child was younger and non-verbal but the fact that she can say she has "cabities" to me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,135
Posted By TwinKristi
What about one of those Rock N Play Sleepers? ...

What about one of those Rock N Play Sleepers?

I have had 2 babies who started out only sleeping in the swing but one ended up going to a family member for free and the other I switched over to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,732
Posted By TwinKristi
I'm so sorry to read this... :hug:

I'm so sorry to read this... :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,367
Posted By TwinKristi
It was like 90* at 10am! No way!

It was like 90* at 10am! No way!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,880
Posted By TwinKristi
I'm going to start incorporating a preschool...

I'm going to start incorporating a preschool curriculum in the Fall with my 2+ kids. My son is 3.5 and I have another almost 4yr old and a just over 3yr old plus an almost 2yr old. I have 2/3 babies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,654
Posted By TwinKristi
likethis This popped up on my email for Hot...

likethis

This popped up on my email for Hot Topics and I normally don't want to get too involved in this because it's a personal choice for some and not others.

I allow unvaccinated children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,278
Posted By TwinKristi
I have a baby who eats 4oz every 2hrs and one who...

I have a baby who eats 4oz every 2hrs and one who eats 2oz every 2hrs. Every baby is different but they say 1oz/hr on average. I also have then leave a days worth in the freezer if they can.
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 01-05-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,613
Posted By TwinKristi
I diffuse EO's, Lavendar or other blends Wake Up...

I diffuse EO's, Lavendar or other blends Wake Up & Tranquillity. I also have a roller ball of jojoba oil and a Breathe blend to roll on their necks during coughs. I've only done that with myself and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,619
Posted By TwinKristi
I charge $10/day for late payments. I give them...

I charge $10/day for late payments. I give them one pass and then I charge.

As far as late pickup, I charge $10/15 mins. I give a 5 min grace period but after that I charge. If it's preplanned...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,187
Posted By TwinKristi
I have a 2wk deposit due at enrollment that is...

I have a 2wk deposit due at enrollment that is used for the last 2wks of care. If they're terminated for not following the rules/contract I can keep the 2wks and any remaining prepayment. I've had to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,872
Posted By TwinKristi
I only accept PayPal as my online payment method...

I only accept PayPal as my online payment method and an e-check would be the only way it could take longer. But they'd have to ask me to do so and I make sure to tell them NOT to send it as e-check....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,872
Posted By TwinKristi
I ddnt have anything in my contract about late...

I ddnt have anything in my contract about late payments either and decided I would just add it. I added $10 per calendar day that their payment is late and not received by the close of business...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,151
Posted By TwinKristi
I agree!! What she did borders emotional abuse.

I agree!! What she did borders emotional abuse.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,021
Posted By TwinKristi
No Celiacs...

No Celiacs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,021
Posted By TwinKristi
Unfortunately a Celiacs diagnosis is hard to come...

Unfortunately a Celiacs diagnosis is hard to come by and sometimes someone has an intolerance that isn't Celiacs. It also requires a biopsy of the intestines which takes a full on surgical procedure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,021
Posted By TwinKristi
Exactly what we did! I did some research online...

Exactly what we did! I did some research online for what it could be and everything pointed to a gluten intolerance. Since going GF his speech has increased SO much! His health is better, he behaves...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,444
Posted By TwinKristi
Yeah sounds like mom has just gotten spoiled with...

Yeah sounds like mom has just gotten spoiled with her mid-day play session. Now that baby is 12mos I would tell her it time to change things up and end this fun mid-day play session. He's not a baby...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,942
Posted By TwinKristi
I agree with this. Some kids need this or they...

I agree with this. Some kids need this or they just cause problems. I also agree with the post about staying ahead of the game. I took a class on problematic situations in childcare/preschool and how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,021
Posted By TwinKristi
I have a GF DCB and basically I've switched all...

I have a GF DCB and basically I've switched all of our regular foods that shouldn't have gluten anyway to GF brands (like spaghetti sauce, tortilla chips, etc) and foods that have gluten I replace...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,334
Posted By TwinKristi
:confused: Exactly!! I even made sure to buy...

:confused: Exactly!! I even made sure to buy Method soap which is non-toxic and doesn't even have a warning to keep out of reach of children like most soaps do! So even if they fight me it's not a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,334
Posted By TwinKristi
The knives are a tricky one! I had my...

The knives are a tricky one! I had my pre-inspection with R&R and she wanted me to put them on top of my fridge but a provider friend said her first initial inspector told her to put them on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,257
Posted By TwinKristi
Yay for Crossover!! I will need to look into...

Yay for Crossover!! I will need to look into that! I need to replace my laptop SO bad but just keep it for the food program and the kids to use. I tried a free app called Wine Bottler but it wasn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 935
Posted By TwinKristi
CA Sleeping Regulations

So I know several people have said the Rock N Play Sleepers and bassinets aren't permitted in childcare, but does anyone know what besides a huge Pack N Play is? Does anyone know if a mini-pack n...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,003
Posted By TwinKristi
They should be thankful their childcare prices...

They should be thankful their childcare prices are reasonable. I charge twice what you do for FT infants! But I live in a very high COL area.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,181
Posted By TwinKristi
I think this is the PRIME source of transmission...

I think this is the PRIME source of transmission and they were able to trace it back to Patient Zero through this. This is what cause the vast spread in this current outbreak. They came in from other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,063
Posted By TwinKristi
Did they take a sample and test for Rotovirus? I...

Did they take a sample and test for Rotovirus? I agree that while I like to work with parents on this stuff, it's their baby and they need to be proactive and take her in or something. I won't allow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,661
Posted By TwinKristi
We have one and love it. We use it for all sorts...

We have one and love it. We use it for all sorts of things though not just trains. I found mind used for $50 and the top is kinda tore up but we're going to paint it or find new pieces to use soon....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,539
Posted By TwinKristi
Yeah I realize more and more that parents really...

Yeah I realize more and more that parents really have no idea what we do all day and how much time it takes. It's like teachers at school. We see the 8:30-3:30 day but not the before, during and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,677
Posted By TwinKristi
The only time they don't pay is if I'm closed for...

The only time they don't pay is if I'm closed for illness or personal time off. If they're not here but I'm still open, they still pay.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,434
Posted By TwinKristi
I would keep it and use it for facility...

I would keep it and use it for facility improvements and new stuff. Thank the family for their kindness. You made their life easier and they knew their little girl was safe which is priceless. Good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 4,702
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 452,959
Posted By TwinKristi
Oh I'm laying in bed feeling like my throat is...

Oh I'm laying in bed feeling like my throat is about to close shut! My throat hurts so bad :( I've been super vigilant about hand washing after wiping noses all week! I may need to be seen tomorrow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,637
Posted By TwinKristi
I have a client who I will do weekend care for at...

I have a client who I will do weekend care for at a premium price. I make it worth my while.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By TwinKristi
Yeah my 3 oldest all had it this Spring! Didn't...

Yeah my 3 oldest all had it this Spring! Didn't start with strep, started with a crazy rash. No fever or anything. We went to the Ped and they tested for strep and it was neg but rash got worse so we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,500
Posted By TwinKristi
Some people just have no idea. They really don't...

Some people just have no idea. They really don't know much about parenting a 6wk old let alone 6-8 children of all ages plus our own. How do you keep the kids away from her? Hmmmm, maybe you're right...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,483
Posted By TwinKristi
I only have one baby on breastmilk now and she's...

I only have one baby on breastmilk now and she's phasing off before another one starts so I don't think I will face this issue anytime soon. I do have a chest freezer though and would probably bag up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By TwinKristi
Would it fly to do one flat rate for all spots...

Would it fly to do one flat rate for all spots regardless of days? Like $140/wk regardless. Do you want to encourage or discourage PT?? I recently offered a family a $2/day discount if they paid for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By TwinKristi
There are ways around charging people the fees....

There are ways around charging people the fees. You can charge your own $5-7 fee (or however much to cover the percentage you will pay) and it should be instantly in your PayPal acct. I have a debit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,232
Posted By TwinKristi
I agree. I think you reach the point in doing...

I agree. I think you reach the point in doing daycare that you can see when a DCK just isn't a good fit and it's okay to make changes accordingly. If you couldn't afford to just term then advertise...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,495
Posted By TwinKristi
Actually the flu mist can shed spreading it to...

Actually the flu mist can shed spreading it to other people.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,194
Posted By TwinKristi
I agree!! And I have the same rule on...

I agree!!

And I have the same rule on seconds. They have to finish everything to have seconds of something.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,404
Posted By TwinKristi
I totally understand why that pisses you off but...

I totally understand why that pisses you off but her ad SUCKS!! Your's is much more appealing and IF someone read them both and thoight about it, I'm sure they would figure out she stole that blurb...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,418
Posted By TwinKristi
I'm so worried about my asthmatic... :( He...

I'm so worried about my asthmatic... :( He started coughing worse today. It started a little last week and the other day got a little worse so we started both inhalers. This morning he has a good...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-18-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,304
Posted By TwinKristi
The fact that she's allowing your child to not...

The fact that she's allowing your child to not only sleep in a closet but IN her infant seat is against the regulations. You witnessed it and she admitted to it. Imagine how you may feel if instead...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-18-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,304
Posted By TwinKristi
First, I have no recommendations but hopefully...

First, I have no recommendations but hopefully someone else does. I would try to contact your local referal and resources office to provide you with a list of licensed providers in your area....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,074
Posted By TwinKristi
It would fall under whether or not they're acting...

It would fall under whether or not they're acting normal or not. If they can't participate like normal, have a fever, need medication to be comfortable for whatever reason then I ask them to keep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,972
Posted By TwinKristi
Congrats!!! Sounds like a wonderful birth!!! Big...

Congrats!!! Sounds like a wonderful birth!!! Big chubby babe too!! lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,021
Posted By TwinKristi
We so raisins once sometimes twice a week. Kids...

We so raisins once sometimes twice a week. Kids love em but like someone else said they have to be served with something else so lunch is really the only meal I can serve with.
Craisins are a bit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,346
Posted By TwinKristi
This was me until last week! DCB has always been...

This was me until last week! DCB has always been a great napper despite DCM saying he sleeps horribly at home. Recently he's gotten better at home, but the last 2 weeks he has been fighting nap time...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 09-17-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,332
Posted By TwinKristi
DCI but I guess they only work in some states....

DCI but I guess they only work in some states. It's very affordable and easy to use.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,561
Posted By TwinKristi
Could it be the parents sobotaging dropoff? Like...

Could it be the parents sobotaging dropoff? Like "who do you love more, me or Miss S?" Some parents are weird and jealous like that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,054
Posted By TwinKristi
Awesome!! I'm really loving my group right now...

Awesome!! I'm really loving my group right now too. We're adding a newbie in Oct and I'm worried how it may change things. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By TwinKristi
It's time to transition to one nap and I would...

It's time to transition to one nap and I would move nap up for everyone gradually over the next couple wks. I have the younger "have to nap" DCKs in pack n plays in the back bedroom and then at nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,164
Posted By TwinKristi
Unless you've advertised on a public place or...

Unless you've advertised on a public place or told her you have multiple spots, I would say someone else has taken the spot but it was nice meeting you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,231
Posted By TwinKristi
My neighbor has a home daycare as well and her...

My neighbor has a home daycare as well and her 12yr old son has all his shots up to date including his booster Tdap for Jr High just months before and still got Pertissis a few months ago. :confused:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,231
Posted By TwinKristi
Well that's kinda the problem with vaccines, you...

Well that's kinda the problem with vaccines, you don't know how each individual person will react to their vaccines. Having a fever, soreness, rash, etc can be normal but for my son his leg got very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,231
Posted By TwinKristi
This is really a controversial topic and more and...

This is really a controversial topic and more and more people are educating themselves on the risks and benefits of vaccines. People didn't know they had a choice for many years and now that they do,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,302
Posted By TwinKristi
Yeah I know. I was NOT looking forward to a 12+hr...

Yeah I know. I was NOT looking forward to a 12+hr day and a PT infant who gets spoiled the other 4-5 days a week! LOL dcd is a cop, dcm is a dispatcher so they work long shifts and it's a good 30-45...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,302
Posted By TwinKristi
And I just double checked and she first wrote me...

And I just double checked and she first wrote me Feb 11, then again in May 22 and again June 23rd. Baby was born July 26th. So we're going on 7wks since birth and no contact for 3 mos!! I know I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,302
Posted By TwinKristi
Ok... What's a good line to use IF she does write...

Ok... What's a good line to use IF she does write me in the next couple weks?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,302
Posted By TwinKristi
Wwyd? Future Infant Spot...

So I had an ex-coworker write me back in like Feb-Mar about a PT spot in late Oct for her unborn baby. I told her I would love to but have no idea what my numbers will look like then and to contact...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,596
Posted By TwinKristi
I closed in March for a sick day, but it was my...

I closed in March for a sick day, but it was my DS not me. Someone brought us a stomach virus. I've never closed for myself being sick though. Dh helped me one day when I had a migraine and when I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,032
Posted By TwinKristi
Sole proprietor

Sole proprietor
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,480
Posted By TwinKristi
Yay!! I'm so nervous for mine!!

Yay!! I'm so nervous for mine!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,477
Posted By TwinKristi
I felt this way about a year ago. I had 1 family...

I felt this way about a year ago. I had 1 family that was my first and she took advantage sometimes with my sick policy and at the time I didn't see it but looking back she just mowed me over. I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,919
Posted By TwinKristi
I agree. My DS went through a biting stage at...

I agree. My DS went through a biting stage at about 18mos and again a month or two ago at 2.5! Obviously I cannot term my own child but with talking and a few days of intense shadowing and keeping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,563
Posted By TwinKristi
I may institute a weekly pay rate instead for...

I may institute a weekly pay rate instead for future clients after Jan 1 depending on how things go for us moving. I currently charge a daily rate that varies by how many days they choose ($45 for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,089
Posted By TwinKristi
Yeah, believe me... Get out of debt. Save money....

Yeah, believe me... Get out of debt. Save money. If you want to do daycare set up a time line with savings and deadlines. Having a new car is 100% a luxury and the way our media and society has found...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,125
Posted By TwinKristi
I keep toys in the bottom shelves on mine. Kids...

I keep toys in the bottom shelves on mine. Kids stuff are in the same type but on the top row and now one has invaded the lower area. I have one that's taken lots of abuse and is finally starting to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By TwinKristi
I find it a little odd that they're all the same...

I find it a little odd that they're all the same low-grade fever. Do you have another type to check with? Most drs don't consider it a fever until 100.4 and even that isn't a big deal without other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,125
Posted By TwinKristi
Dh built a piece that we could use to cover our...

Dh built a piece that we could use to cover our non-functioning fire place which has to be closed off for daycare anyway. I bought the bins at Target for like $15-18 I think and the smaller ones were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By TwinKristi
I don't consider it a fever until 100.0+ And have...

I don't consider it a fever until 100.0+ And have that in my contract. I had a DCB who always ran in the 99's all the time and was always sick!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,574
Posted By TwinKristi
:eek: Holy cow! I think the worst thing any of my...

:eek: Holy cow! I think the worst thing any of my kids have ever ingested was hydrogen peroxide. It causes vomiting for a few hours but isn't toxic. It was in the bathroom closet but one of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,603
Posted By TwinKristi
Heartbreaking... :(

Heartbreaking... :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,574
Posted By TwinKristi
Yeah I read that and couldn't believe it!! Talk...

Yeah I read that and couldn't believe it!! Talk about scary!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,248
Posted By TwinKristi
Well to me it's kind of simple. I don't know of...

Well to me it's kind of simple. I don't know of any kids hospitalized for HFM, and they said while EV causes illnesses every year, the number of hospitalizations is unprecedented. Same thing happened...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,326
Posted By TwinKristi
If you're protected by your contract I would...

If you're protected by your contract I would ABSOLUTELY term immediately and keep every penny and say you're lucky I didn't charge you more for your early drop offs and cleaning bill for your son's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,505
Posted By TwinKristi
I suspect this is the case as well but putting...

I suspect this is the case as well but putting someone else on the spot to prove or disprove it is really not cool.

I agree I wouldn't provide any attendance sheets especially since you don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,505
Posted By TwinKristi
First, her boss sounds like a real jerk. I don't...

First, her boss sounds like a real jerk. I don't know her past history with the company but asking this of you is really a bit much and I don't know that it's even legal?
Anyway, I would just write...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,363
Posted By TwinKristi
I charge $10/hr for my overtime so $20 sounds...

I charge $10/hr for my overtime so $20 sounds spot on! I've charged a family that same rate for an early drop off one morning.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,248
Posted By TwinKristi
Same as any other virus, once the fever breaks...

Same as any other virus, once the fever breaks they're usually no longer contagious but if they require breathing treatments and are generally not feeling well it's up to you and your policy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,248
Posted By TwinKristi
And most specifically this part... If...

And most specifically this part...



If a hospital notified the CDC due to a large increase in hospitalization a then I don't think that's a media hype issue. They said they had far more cases...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,596
Posted By TwinKristi
likethis I'm glad they saw your POV there! Some...

likethis I'm glad they saw your POV there! Some parents see it like a salary, some weeks you work 35 hours some weeks you work 45 hours but you get paid just he same. BUT that's not my arrangement....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 943
Posted By TwinKristi
This is what I did as well!! Didn't even take a...

This is what I did as well!! Didn't even take a full week to get her sleeping!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,512
Posted By TwinKristi
I have all under 3's here so they're still...

I have all under 3's here so they're still fascinated with diapering and who has poopoos or peepees.
Only one DCB seems curious when I change DCGs diaper and kinda lingers and peeks but I just say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,525
Posted By TwinKristi
Interesting, I just found an article referencing...

Interesting, I just found an article referencing a lot of that info. Unfortunately it seems to me that suffocation and SIDS prevention are kinda mixed together. A true SIDS death can occur even when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,596
Posted By TwinKristi
I agree, don't feel bad. Parents will usually...

I agree, don't feel bad. Parents will usually walk all over you when given a chance!!
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