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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 412
Posted By rosieteddy
It really bothered me when helping children into...

It really bothered me when helping children into cars I would notice their projects lying crumbled on the floor.Changed my program .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 272
Posted By rosieteddy
Set up a playspace /playpen and every time he...

Set up a playspace /playpen and every time he pushes put him in there.I would give soft toys and tell him when he plays nice he can enjoy the group.Ignore him after that until he's been happy for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By rosieteddy
Never offered a discount.All parents ended up pre...

Never offered a discount.All parents ended up pre paying for the month .We counted Thursdays.It would be 4 or 5 weeks tuition due.I posted the number of weeks owed at beginning of the last week of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By rosieteddy
I would call her on it.I would say starting...

I would call her on it.I would say starting Monday there will be an additional fee of 15 dollars a day for 6:30 -7am.I would want the fee in cash for the week at drop off. That would be 75 extra...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By rosieteddy
I used to joke with parents saying "what goes on...

I used to joke with parents saying "what goes on at Daycare stays at daycare". Then of course explain exactly what you said. Normal behavior is expected. That its your job to redirect and teach...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By rosieteddy
As long as they are awake by 3pm there should be...

As long as they are awake by 3pm there should be no issue.I would tell parent sorry non negotiable .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By rosieteddy
That is a terrible thing to bring into Daycare on...

That is a terrible thing to bring into Daycare on a Holiday week.I would take his temp then send home he should have been fever free unmedicated for a full 24 hours.May already be to late he has most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By rosieteddy
I would just try to let him get used to...

I would just try to let him get used to everything.His world has changed drastically . Maybe let him sit and watch things next to you.I often thought how strange it was that a child was dropped off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By rosieteddy
Call for pickup.Then tell parent see you Monday...

Call for pickup.Then tell parent see you Monday if everybody is fine Sunday.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By rosieteddy
I think your tuition is fine,As previous poster...

I think your tuition is fine,As previous poster said "as long as you can make a profit".I would charge 250. full time then add 225 -4 days, keep the other 140 -2 days,180.-3days.Just a little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By rosieteddy
You are right.January is plenty of time.Why ruin...

You are right.January is plenty of time.Why ruin your last Holiday season with the families.I had a heart attack 2015 and had to stay closed (retire earlier).Every family found care.Do what you want.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By rosieteddy
What does it say in your handbook?I would do it...

What does it say in your handbook?I would do it December 1st .Right after Thanksgiving why ruin that Holiday.If you tell them before that's all they will be able to think about.I would give them that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By rosieteddy
UP THE LADDER AND DOWN THE SLIDE would be my...

UP THE LADDER AND DOWN THE SLIDE would be my number 1 2nd SIT ON YOUR BUM PLEASE and 3rd HANDS TO YOURSELF.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 687
Posted By rosieteddy
I would be happy to just be done with her ,good...

I would be happy to just be done with her ,good luck.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 687
Posted By rosieteddy
It looks like you do not owe them 2 weeks. If you...

It looks like you do not owe them 2 weeks. If you are deciding to term on the spot you are out the two week notice.I would send an email telling them that effective immediately you will not accept...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By rosieteddy
I to would stop trying to feed her a bottle,cup...

I to would stop trying to feed her a bottle,cup only.I would put her down and just play next to both babies.Sometimes I think they know we want them to want us.Food offer and just take away when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By rosieteddy
Not on the program you claim for food meal wise...

Not on the program you claim for food meal wise or what you actually spend.Food program you don't get that deduction but need to count the meal program payment on your taxes. The meal wise deduction...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By rosieteddy
I would just keep your currant program.There is...

I would just keep your currant program.There is more work involved with making,buying food and then filling out all the forms .Not worth it to me.Parents in centers often send lunches.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By rosieteddy
There was a women in my neighborhood who ran a...

There was a women in my neighborhood who ran a preschool.She did all 5 days but had 2 groups M,W,AND F.Then Tues,THURS.She had them arrive at 9am with their lunch they stayed until 12:30.She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By rosieteddy
I did the food program for many years.It was a...

I did the food program for many years.It was a pain.The day the women spilled her coffee all over the table and kitchen floor I decided to stop.Then for many more years I claimed meals on taxes.It...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-12-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By rosieteddy
I am with Josie on this .I would find a place...

I am with Josie on this .I would find a place first then move the child.I also would talk to the director and teachers again .I would call them out for lying about it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By rosieteddy
It is a tough situation.They are neighbors and...

It is a tough situation.They are neighbors and you will see them regardless.Can you talk to the Mom without the children around?Maybe suggest a coffee out.I would suggest to Mom that she send the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-11-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By rosieteddy
Well they should not lie about the...

Well they should not lie about the pacifier.However does your child sleep well without it at home?Did you completely take it away at home,completely.What about your partner do they give Pacifier?If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By rosieteddy
I never allowed special diets if no proven...

I never allowed special diets if no proven allergy present.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 790
Posted By rosieteddy
I had a family of 3 children.Each one started at...

I had a family of 3 children.Each one started at 3 months ,the oldest went off to full day school.Then the baby was born and mom decided to work from home.She sent 2nd child 4 yrs to preschool.She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By rosieteddy
Obviously parent is not caring.I only got parent...

Obviously parent is not caring.I only got parent involved on huge behavior issues(biting ).Otherwise I would just point out difficulties (not listening ect).Parent doesn't care they do not have same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By rosieteddy
Don't open early,and close with plenty of time to...

Don't open early,and close with plenty of time to get to the appointment.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By rosieteddy
Nope would not have taken him.I would be sending...

Nope would not have taken him.I would be sending home a letter tonight.It would say exactly what last commenter said.Child should be coherent walking talking and ready for the day.Shame on that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By rosieteddy
I let a parent do that once.They brought their...

I let a parent do that once.They brought their child at 3pm.The next week I changed the policy to child must be fever and or vomit free a full day before return.You can still change your mind.You...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By rosieteddy
Sorry your dealing with that.At 3 he should be...

Sorry your dealing with that.At 3 he should be happy some of the day right?As the old Kenny Rogers song said "YOU GOT TO KNOW WHEN TO WALK AWAY".Good luck in your next chapter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By rosieteddy
Just repeat policy.Parent needs to wake child in...

Just repeat policy.Parent needs to wake child in am ,serve breakfast and get ready for the day.My advice to her would be start bedtime "routine" earlier.No Tv after 7:30 quiet play in bedroom story...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By rosieteddy
Short and sweet. Blackcat has it .Enjoy an...

Short and sweet. Blackcat has it .Enjoy an afternoon with your daughter stop somewhere and don't be home for the bus.I would send a notice to all parents reminding them about the bus.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By rosieteddy
I would stop care immediately. Maybe write down a...

I would stop care immediately. Maybe write down a few center numbers .Lack of payment would be huge for me.I would just call it.Sorry no care as of pick-up today.Tell relative a small group setting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,026
Posted By rosieteddy
Two late payments I would expect late fee and...

Two late payments I would expect late fee and then cash on Fridays.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-16-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By rosieteddy
Babies are tough.Often they do not sleep well and...

Babies are tough.Often they do not sleep well and its hard in group care.If you could get another 2 yr old the new child would be happier.At this point I would go outdoors a lot .Train the two yr...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 10-11-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,746
Posted By rosieteddy
Look into something called The Homestead Act.You...

Look into something called The Homestead Act.You can file papers to protect your home.Also the liability policy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By rosieteddy
I always cleaned them up at the table.Either a...

I always cleaned them up at the table.Either a paper towel or individual wash cloths.Then sent them to potty before nap.I also gave small portions so they didn't get as much everywhere.Lastly every...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-10-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By rosieteddy
As a provider for 25+years children act out.If I...

As a provider for 25+years children act out.If I were in your shoes I would move on.Try not to discuss things in front of your child.Adults don't think kids listen but you would be surprised.She will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By rosieteddy
I f its to be a center there are different...

I f its to be a center there are different regulations than family childcare.One of the biggest is a sprinkler system.I n my town one of the most successful centers was originally a home.It was then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 844
Posted By rosieteddy
I think you need to be blunt. Obviously she...

I think you need to be blunt. Obviously she doesn't get it.You need to say or write no more running around.Children and siblings need to come and go quickly.I often met parents in driveway if still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By rosieteddy
You all deserve a treat this weekend.Sleep eat...

You all deserve a treat this weekend.Sleep eat ,read a good book whatever pleases you.I do not envt you ,babies are hard.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-03-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By rosieteddy
Why would you ever do that? Seems way too intense...

Why would you ever do that? Seems way too intense and how do the children do homework, eat dinner and play? I think they are raking in money and do not care about the children. My own girls had a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By rosieteddy
I always let the first time slide.I used it as a...

I always let the first time slide.I used it as a Segway to communicate.Dear Parent I am waiving the late fee from yesterday.However going forward you are reminded of our contract policy.(then insert...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By rosieteddy
I think it sounds awesome.Will you be able to see...

I think it sounds awesome.Will you be able to see the preschool age children?I would expect the infant toddler group to be envious and possible stand at gate watching and whining though.Still nice to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By rosieteddy
I always shut music off and opened shades.Some...

I always shut music off and opened shades.Some would wake as soon as the music stopped.I started changing diapers or sending to bathroom.I would let most wake naturally but everyone awake by 3:30.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By rosieteddy
Why not just close for the whole day.Give notice...

Why not just close for the whole day.Give notice soon and use a personal day.You can probally guarantee some parent will "forget"or be late to pick up.Why not schedule something else for you that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By rosieteddy
I would go up 20. a week.The cost of everything...

I would go up 20. a week.The cost of everything we buy has gone up.You need to remember a third of your pay goes to taxes. A coffee on the way to work costs close or more than that.Personally I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By rosieteddy
You did totally the right thing letting baby...

You did totally the right thing letting baby sleep..the mom wants complete control then she needs to stay home or hire a nanny.Group care is run differently.I would offer to use her schedule as a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By rosieteddy
If I still had other children still in care I...

If I still had other children still in care I would charge her a 20. fee in cash at pick-up.I would consider that worth it.If she wants an hour after everyones gone that would be a deal breaker.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,894
Posted By rosieteddy
I would have put down for nap.Then when he got up...

I would have put down for nap.Then when he got up offered snack and reassessed .If he was still crying then I would have called parents and told no DC the next day needed to see Dr possibly.Could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By rosieteddy
Wow that must be so hard.Children should get to...

Wow that must be so hard.Children should get to be kids .As far as letting people know I would just cut down on after school children.That may be the easiest solution you won't be signaling out any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By rosieteddy
I would tell her straight out to stop.Only you...

I would tell her straight out to stop.Only you know if this arrangement is worth it .She is sort of treating you like a nanny.She is in control because she pays you.I would sit her down and explain...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By rosieteddy
I would send a letter home Friday (today).Two...

I would send a letter home Friday (today).Two weeks was plenty of notice per my contract.Short and sweet.I often included the daily tuition increase. Dear Parents Due to extenuating...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By rosieteddy
When I closed 4 years ago tuition was 350 weekly...

When I closed 4 years ago tuition was 350 weekly full time.Parents paid a month in advance.I had paid holidays and 3 weeks vacation I was open 8am to 5:30.I did take some part time three days was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By rosieteddy
Lock the door.

Lock the door.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By rosieteddy
I loved Carols affordable curriculum. I did not...

I loved Carols affordable curriculum. I did not follow to a t ,but it was great to get all materials.After a full work week I didn't want to go looking for supplies.I always told parents it was a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 744
Posted By rosieteddy
I see you are from N.Y.I was from Ma. we both...

I see you are from N.Y.I was from Ma. we both have tough winters.I was in a residential area with sidewalks.Every day we went for a walk.We left at 10am right after snack.Anyone over two years held...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 844
Posted By rosieteddy
I would send same letter to everyone.Tell them...

I would send same letter to everyone.Tell them everything you just wrote.I would start out the letter as For safety sake going forward this will be the new drop off and pick up routine.Print it out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By rosieteddy
I was paid tuition monthly(at beginning of...

I was paid tuition monthly(at beginning of month)parents brought diapers and wipes then.If we ran out before next tuition I used a marker and wrote on diaper and left a note on bag.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By rosieteddy
I would let parents know asap.What will your...

I would let parents know asap.What will your holding fee be?Eight weeks is a long time ,parents may just look to switch childcare.When I had to close for an illness,I lost everyone after 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By rosieteddy
My answer was always nope not going to happen.Nap...

My answer was always nope not going to happen.Nap was onepm to three pm.I told them music goes off lights on and everybody is up by 3:30.If it didn't work for them they needed to find a different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By rosieteddy
My policy was "they owned the spot".I encouraged...

My policy was "they owned the spot".I encouraged the parents to bring the child from at least 9am -3:30.I told them that it was nice for them to get the bonding time with their infant.The older...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By rosieteddy
Sounds like school will be your relief.I would...

Sounds like school will be your relief.I would wait until later to tell parents you don't want summers with him.No need to give them to much time to pull both.What about school vacations and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By rosieteddy
I can't stand when parents foster these...

I can't stand when parents foster these feelings.I think your best bet would be how you just said "nope not doing that here".I also would ask for a meeting with the parents .I would call the Dad out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 947
Posted By rosieteddy
Rest assured if you remain closed the clients...

Rest assured if you remain closed the clients will find someone else.If you take the time you need and have to start your client base over you can.I closed to care for two relatives in my home.It was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 947
Posted By rosieteddy
When my husband was having chemo we were extra...

When my husband was having chemo we were extra careful.Daycare was pretty separate we were concerned if children had immunizations with live viruses.I was extra careful with spraying Lysol and hand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 868
Posted By rosieteddy
Even if Dr ok's return ,I would not allow for...

Even if Dr ok's return ,I would not allow for this week.A full 7 days from accident and I would insist on a return visit to Dr.I would insist on an all clear for inside and outside activities.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By rosieteddy
I am still annoyed that I gave all my stuff...

I am still annoyed that I gave all my stuff away.The laundry center ,kitchen high chairs for dolls ect .All in great condition then not 3 months later my 44 yr old daughter announces shes expecting.I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 947
Posted By rosieteddy
It is a very difficult situation. We do miss them...

It is a very difficult situation. We do miss them when they are not with us.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 947
Posted By rosieteddy
So sorry to hear he is having a hard time.As his...

So sorry to hear he is having a hard time.As his wife its hard to be torn between work and family.In 1995my husband was diagnosed with non Hodgkin's Lymphoma .I had 6 daycare kids and 2 middle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By rosieteddy
Drop in fee.

Drop in fee.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By rosieteddy
Nope, but I wouldn't have it in sight either.

Nope, but I wouldn't have it in sight either.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By rosieteddy
If they want to stay later than contracted time I...

If they want to stay later than contracted time I would offer it at 5.00 dollars per hour.I would ask for cash at drop off.They can pick up hours but so can you .I might even go as far as to say 10...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By rosieteddy
parents wonder why we have so many rules.Because...

parents wonder why we have so many rules.Because we can not assume they will do the right thing ,right.A parent was called for a reference about my program.She told prospective client that I had many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By rosieteddy
I did not mean to be judgy,hope you didn't take...

I did not mean to be judgy,hope you didn't take it that way.Of course you should do whats best for you.I hadn't realized you transported before.I had parents that did not want their children in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By rosieteddy
sounds perfect.

sounds perfect.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By rosieteddy
I made more money with part time clients.I...

I made more money with part time clients.I charged more per day and they were only allowed to keep certain days .That being said I personaly would think long and hard before planning on driving the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By rosieteddy
Put your policy in the handbook.Parents rarely...

Put your policy in the handbook.Parents rarely take the hint.It is hard for the child to see their parent leave again after drop off.I would plan things for the last hour if possible.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,284
Posted By rosieteddy
after 12 months I always called it a...

after 12 months I always called it a "shutupafier".Its main use was -is to keep the child quiet.I always quit offering it at 12 months bottles and pacies went away.Even at nap I stopped using it.When...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 901
Posted By rosieteddy
I would never let the parent dictate your...

I would never let the parent dictate your program.We went out at least as much as your schedule.I would address their concerns about bug spray .We had a release giving permission to apply bug spray...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By rosieteddy
With only 3 weeks left I would get out more.My...

With only 3 weeks left I would get out more.My group did better dispersed in the yard.How old are the biggest offenders?If they are old enough to bribe I would set a reward chart.Think about 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By rosieteddy
I am with Ariana on this.Let Grandma know you...

I am with Ariana on this.Let Grandma know you have no spots for the summer.As far as Grandma picking up and dropping off though the mom must have okayed it.Really its up to the parent to decide if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By rosieteddy
Go to the appointment July 3rd.In the mean time...

Go to the appointment July 3rd.In the mean time could you find an approved assistant to cover the operation day?I personally would only take that day while he is hospitalized.Then as soon as DC ended...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By rosieteddy
I gave important letters out on Fridays.The...

I gave important letters out on Fridays.The letter was in their bag .At pickup I would tell them that it was there.In the letter I asked that they not discuss with children,until we talked.There is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By rosieteddy
I would just keep the original agreement.How in...

I would just keep the original agreement.How in good conscience could you charge to hold a non existent spot.You would take on an infant through all the holidays when you could be paid for no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By rosieteddy
I am not proud of it but I would just rock her.It...

I am not proud of it but I would just rock her.It was a pain but I needed the down time .I would wrap them in a blanket then settle the older kids ,put music on sit in my comfortable rocker and rock...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By rosieteddy
Home Daycare can be tough.Parents do seem to...

Home Daycare can be tough.Parents do seem to think its glorified babysitting sometimes.I always cringed when someone would say "oh wish I had your job getting to play all day".More than once I had to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,657
Posted By rosieteddy
I always just answered there questions.I never...

I always just answered there questions.I never understood when other providers would get mad at the money question.I did not offer that on the phone unless specifically asked,but I would give them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,226
Posted By rosieteddy
It always baffled me ,sure you need time to...

It always baffled me ,sure you need time to yourself.Let the child stay until naptime ends then pickup and have some fun with your child.That is 7 hours of "me"time.So often they were just left the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,226
Posted By rosieteddy
My husband always said"they are paying for it so...

My husband always said"they are paying for it so there using it".I was like come on they can't come early especially when they know the child is the only one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,685
Posted By rosieteddy
I would hand them another copy of your potty...

I would hand them another copy of your potty plan.I would ask for enough pullups for two weeks.Then every week take stock and ask for what you need.If pushed I always told parents my business my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By rosieteddy
Last time I was relicensed I actually set up a...

Last time I was relicensed I actually set up a coral playpen with foam padding .That was where infants could play with out wood or sand.That inspector approved it.In actuality I just mostly watched...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By rosieteddy
Some states changed the rules about gravel.I used...

Some states changed the rules about gravel.I used fibar wich was an untreated wood chip.Sometimes I felt like I was in a hamster cageLOL.It worked great for the play yard.I also built a large sandbox...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By rosieteddy
That is awesome.I would have loved that.I had the...

That is awesome.I would have loved that.I had the 5 seat runabout.It was seats like that in a row way to long but pushed better than my double graco.I was able to push it right into my house so no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By rosieteddy
Why not try the local library.You could scope out...

Why not try the local library.You could scope out story time and pass out flyers or business cards.Would you consider doing drop in care for the summer.I knew a provider who took children for their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By rosieteddy
I think that kind of schedule is best for...

I think that kind of schedule is best for centers.More children have different schedules there .The child would fit in easier there .You will take a financial hit and the child will possibly feel not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 812
Posted By rosieteddy
I used to let parents come the week before care...

I used to let parents come the week before care started.I only let them come 30 min before pick-up started.We always were outside and they sat with me on the sidelines.I explained all of black-cats...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By rosieteddy
I never allowed undies if they were not...

I never allowed undies if they were not completely trained.Having them ask for a pullup to poop is not potty trained in my book.Undies were earned for using the potty for both pee and poop .I hated...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By rosieteddy
If possible I would not leave my infant...

If possible I would not leave my infant there.Boppy pillows are definitely not for sleeping on.I would also be concerned that they did not hold your baby when you were leaving.I think a nanny or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By rosieteddy
I would ask parents to give at least 6 oz before...

I would ask parents to give at least 6 oz before dropping off .Then do the best you can.I wouldn't fight her .It always seems once they get real table food it ruins them on baby food.Offer formula...
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