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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 09:02 AM
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Posted By happymom
HAHA I love this.

HAHA I love this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 09:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 459
Posted By happymom
likethislikethislikethis I understand that...

likethislikethislikethis

I understand that it's a hard line to draw. I don't think they provider should bare the responsibility either. I wouldn't ever expect it, but one time my daycare forgot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 459
Posted By happymom
(Please note that I am in no way blaming...

(Please note that I am in no way blaming providers or assuming responsibility falls on them --- but if you had the opportunity to safe a kids life by checking in with the parent, wouldn't you want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 03:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 459
Posted By happymom
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/fatal-distraction-forgetting-a-child-in-thebackseat-of-a-car-is-a-horrifying-mistake-is-it-a-crime/2014/06/16/8ae0fe3a-f580-11e3-a3a5-42be35962a52_sto...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 12:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 459
Posted By happymom
I hate these. I can not imagine the panic a...

I hate these.
I can not imagine the panic a parent must feel when they discover he/she discovers this mistake was made. It's so devastating to think about a small child enduring the emotional and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By happymom
Thank you for the suggestion!

Thank you for the suggestion!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By happymom
Last Day Of School: For Teacher

This is kind of off topic.

We're coming up here to our last day of school. My son has a REALLY special teacher. I am in charge of hosting the last day of school party.

Teacher appreciation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 348
Posted By happymom
Are you guys supposed to give milk with all...

Are you guys supposed to give milk with all meals/snacks?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 348
Posted By happymom
Thanks guys! I talked to them and it was not...

Thanks guys!

I talked to them and it was not a big deal! I just wrote it on his health page that he doesn't need milk.

I also took the opportunity to ask that they not give my littlest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 348
Posted By happymom
I'll talk to them. Does it have to be offered as...

I'll talk to them. Does it have to be offered as in "do you want milk or water?"

Or does it have to be offered as in physically poured and placed in front of him?

He's 6 and in kindergarten.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 348
Posted By happymom
Milk And Food Program

Parent here (most of you know me).

This is probably something I should just talk to the daycare about, but I don't want to bring it up if it's going to put them out at all (like possibly not being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By happymom
That's so special! Congratulations!

That's so special!
Congratulations!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 420
Posted By happymom
From a parents perspective they are a lot more...

From a parents perspective they are a lot more professional - too. I remember touring a daycare that had wood cribs for all the babies and thinking WOW, I WANT MY KID TO GO HERE!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,886
Posted By happymom
Haha, I love it. I don't work in daycare,...

Haha, I love it.

I don't work in daycare, but we definitely don't eat the healthiest during the week in the mornings. My kids eat a fiber one bar, every day. Then they choose a bowl of cereal, a...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-03-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By happymom
I'm glad my son is REALLY smart and keeps track...

I'm glad my son is REALLY smart and keeps track of his schedule as well as an adult. Sometimes better than me.

He always knows what day it is (the date, and the day of the week). He knows my...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-03-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By happymom
Ah yes. I understand. It's great that the...

Ah yes. I understand.

It's great that the school has safety precautions in place as well and between the two of them, he was kept safe.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-03-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By happymom
He wasn't ever on the pick up list. They were...

He wasn't ever on the pick up list. They were unable to accommodate his pick up yesterday and needed me to transport from school to daycare.

They simply forgot to call me. He wasn't left on a...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-03-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By happymom
Yes yes and yes. They did what they could to...

Yes yes and yes.

They did what they could to make it right in the moment, my son wasn't sitting at school scared or worried (LOL but I was so worried he was!). I haven't talked again with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By happymom
Dang, that's a scary one. Thanks for the...

Dang, that's a scary one.

Thanks for the heads up!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-03-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By happymom
Kindergartner Left at sShool

There was an oversight yesterday at daycare and my child was not picked up from school.

Yesterday was a very unique day. My son normally is in PM kindergarten, but due to a field trip he would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By happymom
Black and white laser printers are great if you...

Black and white laser printers are great if you don't need color. You can buy non-branded toner for around a third of the cost of name brand and it's just as good. I buy a 3 pack on amazon.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 635
Posted By happymom
Haha, no. I'd drop the carrot thing as soon as...

Haha, no. I'd drop the carrot thing as soon as the provider questioned it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 635
Posted By happymom
No, you're not wrong. I wouldn't do it if it...

No, you're not wrong. I wouldn't do it if it weren't my kid. My daycare used to give teething kids frozen waffles, I always liked that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 635
Posted By happymom
I'm not saying to do stuff like this (that could...

I'm not saying to do stuff like this (that could be construed as a risk) -- but if a caregiver refused to give my child actual food -- and only wanted to offer purees or baby cereal, I'd absolutely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By happymom
Current breastfeeding research does not indicate...

Current breastfeeding research does not indicate that breastmilk intake changes with baby’s age or weight between one and six months. After six months, breastmilk intake will continue at this same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 635
Posted By happymom
I agree with this to an extent. I personally...

I agree with this to an extent. I personally would pull my kid if they weren't at least a little bit on board with BLW weaning though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 635
Posted By happymom
It's really all subjective, but my kids never bit...

It's really all subjective, but my kids never bit off more than they could safely swallow when they were learning to eat.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 635
Posted By happymom
I didn't see him capable of biting like an entire...

I didn't see him capable of biting like an entire piece of carrot (choking size) off. But little small pieces would come off and he could either spit them out of swallow them whole.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By happymom
My own son was 10lbs at that age, but could sit...

My own son was 10lbs at that age, but could sit for a good amount of time unassisted.

I'd definitely worry about the lack of milestones, but I tend to not worry about size as much since my kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 635
Posted By happymom
I did it with my own kids.

I did it with my own kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 450
Posted By happymom
WHERE ARE YOU IN MY LIFE BLACKCAT!? I...

WHERE ARE YOU IN MY LIFE BLACKCAT!?

I assessed my son's kindergarten class for shoe tying skills a few weeks ago (these are kids who just finished 3rd quarter of kindergarten) and SIX out of 22...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,939
Posted By happymom
She was.

She was.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,939
Posted By happymom
No, but pretty much the exact same situation. ...

No, but pretty much the exact same situation. The parents set themselves up to catch her in the act (without the help of police). I don't believe any charges were ever filed. Her clients were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,939
Posted By happymom
No jail. Yes, there is more: about...

No jail.




Yes, there is more: about 6 months later I got a call from a daycare mom/friend whose kids were still with her. They caught her leaving the daycare kids in her home, unsupervised,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,939
Posted By happymom
It sucks. It happened to me as a family. ...

It sucks.

It happened to me as a family. You can read more about it here:
https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=77736

I learned later that she wanted me gone because she didn't want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 758
Posted By happymom
My current daycare center doesn't have a problem...

My current daycare center doesn't have a problem keeping carseats. EVERY DAY there are like 10 seats left in the lobby waiting to be switched to another car: boosters (with no covers even),...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 758
Posted By happymom
Stick to your guns. I don't understand why...

Stick to your guns. I don't understand why families with 2 vehicles don't have car seats in both cars.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By happymom
This. My kids ask for ice in their milk. ...

This.

My kids ask for ice in their milk. It's not really different.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By happymom
I ran into this once as a parent. Daycare...

I ran into this once as a parent.

Daycare asked to have a blanket left at daycare for naps. I sent my son's favorite, it was his first day at daycare. I didn't think it was something he couldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By happymom
From a parent perspective it has been soooo much...

From a parent perspective it has been soooo much better for me to NOT be receiving pictures of my kids when I am at work.

My in-home daycare used to have an instagram page for the daycare kids. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 959
Posted By happymom
This too. Poor kids

This too. Poor kids
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 959
Posted By happymom
As a parent who was part of a similar situation,...

As a parent who was part of a similar situation, I have a VERY hard time blaming the parents.

Providers that lie know how to cover their butts.

I was referred to my in home (unlicensed)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4,483
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,328
Posted By happymom
I was in a car wreck on valentines day. My...

I was in a car wreck on valentines day.

My car has been in the shop and I've had a crappy rental car. Body shop called today and told me my car would be finished today!

I was so happy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By happymom
When my kids started at their daycare center I...

When my kids started at their daycare center I used to look at the menu every day for the first few weeks. Now, I never ever look at it.

I guess it depends on the kid, but talking with my then 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 721
Posted By happymom
This is so funny and adorable! We only have 1...

This is so funny and adorable! We only have 1 pacifier at home and at daycare. I'm sure the cat will eat the one at home one day and then we'll have none.

He napped at daycare yesterday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 721
Posted By happymom
He definitely associates it with sleep. When he...

He definitely associates it with sleep. When he was an infant, he was a wonderful sleeper (opposite of my other child) and I didn't want to do anything that would disrupt that (take away his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 721
Posted By happymom
That's a really good idea, too. My kids go...

That's a really good idea, too. My kids go through their share of "favorites" but mostly it's their clothing that seems to be a security thing for them, especially this little guy, it's his jacket. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 721
Posted By happymom
It's more of a habit. I don't think it'd be the...

It's more of a habit. I don't think it'd be the end of the world if we went on a trip and forgot it.

I'm excited to see how it went at daycare today during nap though. This morning when I made...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 721
Posted By happymom
Good idea on the little hole! You guys have...

Good idea on the little hole!

You guys have really got me thinking to let him keep it, too. I dunno. It's funny, the one at daycare he calls "binky" and the one at home is "pacifier" and the one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 721
Posted By happymom
Daycare says he can't have it when he moves to...

Daycare says he can't have it when he moves to the next classroom (which won't be until October) and just wanted to give us time.

It wasn't like a "TAKE IT AWAY NOW" deal, just a quick mention of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 721
Posted By happymom
Weaning from Pacifier

My littlest son is 2.5.

Daycare told me they'd like to work together to get him off his pacifier at naps. I've been putting it off because he sleeps pretty well with it, but it's time.

So I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 740
Posted By happymom
Our daycare advertises 6 weeks, but they can take...

Our daycare advertises 6 weeks, but they can take kids from birth, they just have to let the licensing know (my son came at 5 weeks).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 740
Posted By happymom
Wonderful, I was going to suggest taking newborns...

Wonderful, I was going to suggest taking newborns at least.

It sounds like it could be a wonderful program, perhaps even continue with the kids until they are 2 so it's not such a short...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 740
Posted By happymom
I am a parent and I think 1:4 ratio for babies is...

I am a parent and I think 1:4 ratio for babies is acceptable but 1:5 would be a stretch. I would not enroll my babies in a place with more than 8 babies.

I would also not be super excited to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 868
Posted By happymom
It seems far out there now that I think about it....

It seems far out there now that I think about it.

The behavior just really reminded me of my son when he was having frequent ear infections. I'd notice the behaviors first, and then a few hours...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 868
Posted By happymom
My thought process is that if she has a problem...

My thought process is that if she has a problem with her ear, maybe the wind causes her pain? My son had chronic ear infections and when he has an ear infection he acts JUST LIKE you describe. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By happymom
I really for more like it's not my place to step...

I really for more like it's not my place to step in and tell them how to make other people's children ride. BUT I do feel like I have a responsibility for my own child and if I ask that he ride...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 868
Posted By happymom
Have they had her assessed by an ENT to make sure...

Have they had her assessed by an ENT to make sure she doesn't have any problems with her ears?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By happymom
"Have your child sit on the booster seat with...

"Have your child sit on the booster seat with their back
flat against the car seat."

That should probably cover the backpack thing, actually. I can't find a place where it addresses coats.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By happymom
I am surprised but I can not find anywhere in the...

I am surprised but I can not find anywhere in the manual where it says this is dangerous :eek::eek:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By happymom
That's a great idea! I really am shocked that...

That's a great idea! I really am shocked that they are allowing kids to ride with backpacks especially but I don't want to overstep either.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By happymom
Coats can actually change the fit and can even be...

Coats can actually change the fit and can even be problematic for adults to wear in the car, but adults have adult skeletons and can make decisions for themselves. I personally do not wear a coat in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By happymom
I talked to the assistant director and she said...

I talked to the assistant director and she said "usually we do have them wear their coats so they don't get lost" -- I told her that I'll have him put it in his backpack from now on so he only has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By happymom
Yes, the van does other pick ups and I could not...

Yes, the van does other pick ups and I could not leave a harnessed seat installed permanently in there. The booster he uses belongs to the daycare, but I wouldn't have a problem purchasing one for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By happymom
A no back booster is actually a appropriate seat...

A no back booster is actually a appropriate seat for him if he is using it correctly.

To clarify, I am FINE with him using a booster if he is buckled correctly. I asked him if it ever happened...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By happymom
I also told him he should just put his coat...

I also told him he should just put his coat INSIDE his backpack before he gets in.

I know that the carpool line at school needs to move super quick --- but I don't feel bad that my kids safety is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By happymom
Daycare Van - Coats in Boosters

OK, so I have been REALLY happy with my daycare situation lately.

I love the director. Love her. And the teachers in all my kids classrooms.

My oldest gets transported in a big van (I think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By happymom
:hug::hug: I'm sorry you are losing your...

:hug::hug:

I'm sorry you are losing your daycare kids. That really seems like the hardest thing from the outside looking in.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By happymom
This is my nephew. He is almost 12 and...

This is my nephew.

He is almost 12 and brings like 10 stuffed animals, a laptop, a tablet an extension cord so his laptop can ALWAYS be plugged in when he visits......

aye aye aye.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By happymom
I'm just a parent but we never had any type of...

I'm just a parent but we never had any type of transition days at any daycare we've gone to.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By happymom
The daycare center my kids go to is like this! ...

The daycare center my kids go to is like this!

They have different "classrooms" for different age groups and they have a curriculum they focus on for part of the day every day (except for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 517
Posted By happymom
That's a really cute craft!

That's a really cute craft!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 517
Posted By happymom
Printables they can color Do you dare decorate...

Printables they can color
Do you dare decorate sugar cookies?
Magic "green milk" with lunch

I remember one year my in home daycare sent the kids home with a little st patricks day treat that was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By happymom
awe, I used to have mice when I was a little...

awe, I used to have mice when I was a little girl! they are so cute!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By happymom
I never fed my breastfed baby more than 3-4oz...

I never fed my breastfed baby more than 3-4oz bottles at a time.

At daycare I would send 4 bottles per day until he was about 3 months and then went to 3 slightly bigger bottles, about 11-13oz...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 654
Posted By happymom
I haven't finished reading everyone's responses,...

I haven't finished reading everyone's responses, but this guy can pound sand! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By happymom
I'm glad it went really well! Fingers crossed...

I'm glad it went really well! Fingers crossed for you that it continues, it sounds like it will!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By happymom
Looks pretty innovative though!

Looks pretty innovative though!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By happymom
"a meal of milk and cookies" =)

"a meal of milk and cookies" =)
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 02-05-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,279
Posted By happymom
My son and I read this book last winter when he...

My son and I read this book last winter when he was almost 5. I grabbed it off the shelf at the library in the recommend section based on the cover alone.

I bawled the whole chapter about Daisy. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,135
Posted By happymom
Once my husband was going out of town but still...

Once my husband was going out of town but still had to work the day of his flight. He was going to be gone for 2 weeks and stopped at the daycare to say goodbye to the kids on his way to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,135
Posted By happymom
I agree with this 100 percent. Also, please...

I agree with this 100 percent. Also, please don't hold it against her. When you are a mom and researching daycare, you read a lot of horror stories and try to do everything to be proactive and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By happymom
My daycare center uses infants (babies who do...

My daycare center uses
infants (babies who do not meet the criteria to move to the ones room)
ones (must be at least 12 months, walking and down to 1 nap per day and off bottles)
twos (over 24...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 907
Posted By happymom
Honestly I woudln't worry too much. It's a...

Honestly I woudln't worry too much.

It's a business transaction and from my experience it's very typical to leave clients (especially) and current employees in the dark.

It's a shame that so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By happymom
I'm the mom that lets her kids freeze and they...

I'm the mom that lets her kids freeze and they never wear coats in the car. I put them in a light jacket or sweatshirt to wear in their carseat and usually don't even bother to put it on them when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 01:59 PM
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Posted By happymom
For us being in undies made no difference. We...

For us being in undies made no difference. We moved my oldest from diapers to undies both day and night at the same time. While he was doing great during the day; nights were another story!

He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,666
Posted By happymom
I'm just going to chime in because I am...

I'm just going to chime in because I am interested in the topic (I am a parent of kids in a large daycare center) but I know that at our center the infants are taken out in cribs like you described. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 976
Posted By happymom
So I talked to his teacher. Apparently they...

So

I talked to his teacher. Apparently they are working on consonant digraphs -- hence all of the TH and WH words and credit is given as long as the child attempts the full words.

I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 976
Posted By happymom
Props to all the homeschooling moms!

Props to all the homeschooling moms!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 976
Posted By happymom
It's super weird. I feel like he does pretty...

It's super weird. I feel like he does pretty well, he got 9/10 on his first test, 8/10 on the second, 10/10 on the third...and then he's taking this test today. I was wrong in my initial post,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 976
Posted By happymom
They place the kids different spelling lists...

They place the kids different spelling lists depending on their abilities. I don't know how the placement works or any of that. I think there are 4 levels, the first two are for kids who are having...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 976
Posted By happymom
We got into the Charter school we wanted. They...

We got into the Charter school we wanted. They still follow the common core.

I guess it's okay. It just seems too hard, like how does a 5 year old get anything out of learning how to spell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 976
Posted By happymom
It's definitely hard to understand and hard to...

It's definitely hard to understand and hard to help him with his homework. I can't even follow the directions, it scares me for what's in store when he gets older.

I'm really lucky to have a kid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 976
Posted By happymom
It's not that he can't spell the easy words. It...

It's not that he can't spell the easy words. It just seems like once you learn those words, wouldn't it make more sense to go to --um, I dunno, 4 letter words like "this" and "then" and "math" (I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 976
Posted By happymom
Sorry, maybe this should be in the off topic...

Sorry, maybe this should be in the off topic chat. My bad
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 976
Posted By happymom
Kindergarten Spelling Tests

I don't remember ever having a spelling test in kindergarten. That said, I don't remember much of kindergarten. But now I have a kindergartner and I feel like his spelling words are way too hard. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4,483
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,328
Posted By happymom
:lol::lol::lol:happyfacehappyface

:lol::lol::lol:happyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By happymom
Don't worry. Your daycare kid is the exact...

Don't worry.

Your daycare kid is the exact same size as my son (who is almost 6 and considered a healthy height and weight by his doctor).

It's too bad they feed him junk all the time, but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,010
Posted By happymom
How old is he? My child was this child...

How old is he?

My child was this child around the time he turned 3. We tried everything, but still dealt with prying him off me at drop off.

We curbed it by having a "homework" page sent home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,292
Posted By happymom
Thank you. It's funny I never saw the red flags,...

Thank you. It's funny I never saw the red flags, I feel like I was sooooooooo blind because I trusted her so much. I had zero reason not to, after all, if I didn't trust her why would I leave my...
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