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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 64
Posted By Baby Beluga
Not at all! I think learning to limit...

Not at all!

I think learning to limit yourself with drawing paper is the same as limiting yourself with anything else. We wouldn't let kids use an entire roll of toilet paper, or an entire...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 219
Posted By Baby Beluga
Right?! I tried it once on DS - it's disgusting,...

Right?! I tried it once on DS - it's disgusting, but it does work.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 08:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 460
Posted By Baby Beluga
likethis I agree with both sides. 1) I...

likethis

I agree with both sides.

1) I would never want to be responsible for a child when they are not in my care. If sending a text/checking in were mandatory I would close my doors :o

2)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 219
Posted By Baby Beluga
Made me think of this video: ...

Made me think of this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Satqf2xe0pA
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum Yesterday, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 372
Posted By Baby Beluga
This is what I gathered too when reading this. ...

This is what I gathered too when reading this.

And I have no words at the complete audacity, if this is the case.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Baby Beluga
What about a personalized guitar strap? Maybe...

What about a personalized guitar strap? Maybe something like "love Kindergarten class of 2017" ?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 219
Posted By Baby Beluga
Are you open to giving medication with parents...

Are you open to giving medication with parents approval?

With both of my children I used tiny cold tabs until they were old enough for regular medication. They help a TON.

Also, if she is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes, DS. He wants to be carried everywhere. When...

Yes, DS. He wants to be carried everywhere. When I put him down to walk he throws body on the floor and has a tantrum. Honestly I leave him to work it out and when he is done tantruming he always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By Baby Beluga
I would not say anything about closing until you...

I would not say anything about closing until you have a plan already in place.

Instead, could you offer a referral gift? Money off tuition, gift card, etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Baby Beluga
I wish we had something like that here. ...

I wish we had something like that here.



I think AZ as a whole doesn't really want licensed family childcare. The process is difficult and last I checked way more expensive when compared to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes. Websites and Facebook. I came across both...

Yes. Websites and Facebook. I came across both ads last night while I was browsing through a local buy/sell FB group.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Baby Beluga
The frustrating part is in order to make a...

The frustrating part is in order to make a complaint you have to provide darn near everything except your social. And it is all public record. Including the person making the report.

I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Baby Beluga
So Tired Of Unlicensed Over Ratio Providers

In my state the ratio for unlicensed care is 1:4.

I have come across two programs that advertise themselves as preschools today. One had a ratio of 1:15 and another had a ratio of 1:10.

:mad:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,706
Posted By Baby Beluga
Haha, nothing tonight! I have a meeting with the...

Haha, nothing tonight! I have a meeting with the oral surgeon this evening so DH is in charge of feeding the kids and himself.

Tomorrow is Mississippi roast in the crock pot though :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,706
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you for reassuring me, everyone. ...

Thank you for reassuring me, everyone.



Yes, this is a definite perk!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,706
Posted By Baby Beluga
That's a good idea. That way they expect it. May...

That's a good idea. That way they expect it. May I ask how you bring it up? Just say "fyi, you may smell food while picking up?"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,706
Posted By Baby Beluga
End of Day, Dinner, Thoughts?

I usually make/prep my family's dinner during the DCK's nap time. Then I toss it in the oven or in a skillet to warm and wait until 5:00pm when the last child leaves. Or I prep it during breakfast...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By Baby Beluga
Congratulations!!

Congratulations!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 832
Posted By Baby Beluga
When I enrolled, I kept this in the back of my...

When I enrolled, I kept this in the back of my mind. Told myself she would be here about 6 months, then leave as that was the average time she spent with a provider. But, as the days passed and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 832
Posted By Baby Beluga
Just to clarify, today was the first day DCB...

Just to clarify, today was the first day DCB mentioned Mrs. X.

I don't know. I am super bummed though. I tried to do what was best business wise, and it didn't go over well. Damned if you do and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 832
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes, a younger daughter.

Yes, a younger daughter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 832
Posted By Baby Beluga
Been with me for 10 months. DCB is 2.75 and I am...

Been with me for 10 months. DCB is 2.75 and I am his 5th provider. So, I guess I'm not totally surprised?

Although they gave zero indication of being unhappy. No complaints, questions, nothing....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 832
Posted By Baby Beluga
So... mom gave her 2 week notice tonight. Sent me...

So... mom gave her 2 week notice tonight. Sent me a text and said "please don't take it personal and it has nothing to do with yesterday."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 832
Posted By Baby Beluga
She did not do it on this particular occasion,...

She did not do it on this particular occasion, but she has offered to watch my kids before. I did not ask nor did I take her up on it. Just thanked her for her offer.

But yes, if her DD is this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 832
Posted By Baby Beluga
Absolutely. This isn't the first time I have not...

Absolutely. This isn't the first time I have not allowed DD to come out when DCM's DD requested it. I would have thought mom would have gotten the hint and told her own DD not to ask or to remain in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 832
Posted By Baby Beluga
:lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 832
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thanks everyone. I emailed and told her it...

Thanks everyone.

I emailed and told her it was due to privacy reasons and my DD completing her nightly homework and chores so we could spend family time together without distractions. And it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 832
Posted By Baby Beluga
Parent Text, How to Respond

DCM sent me a text asking why I don't allow my DD to see her DD (who is not enrolled) when she picks up her son. DCM brought her DD in to pick up her DS, and her DD asked to see my DD. I told her she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Baby Beluga
My DS was a terrible reflux baby. We had choking...

My DS was a terrible reflux baby. We had choking episodes.

Honestly, I could not care for a child with severe reflux. If it was mild, absolutely. But if choking episodes and clearing the child's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 450
Posted By Baby Beluga
I do not allow tie shoes until the child can...

I do not allow tie shoes until the child can independtly tie them. And the parents must teach this skill. I have this rule for a couple of reasons.

I do not allow shoes indoors, so the children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By Baby Beluga
Absolutely. I think I am going to hold off...

Absolutely.

I think I am going to hold off on saying anything until I see how my new one in August is. He is in care now, so he is not new to being in care, which is good. But I have a 4 week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By Baby Beluga
I agree with the bolded. When I first started I...

I agree with the bolded. When I first started I had 4 kids from 6:30 - 4:30pm M-F. The consistency was wonderful.

Now that I have so many part timers it's a bit crazy. I would like to simplify a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By Baby Beluga
I agree and I wouldn't promise any full time...

I agree and I wouldn't promise any full time positions until I had already termed my part time half day students.

Problem with offering them a full time position, is I don't have one. I haven't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Baby Beluga
May I ask the verse you used?

May I ask the verse you used?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By Baby Beluga
Keeping the 2 part timer half day students vs...

Keeping the 2 part timer half day students vs enrolling 4 full time M-F students is a difference of $550 per month. There would be no difference in time worked either. My earliest student M-F is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By Baby Beluga
It does not. Learning lesson for future...

It does not. Learning lesson for future contracts, for sure!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By Baby Beluga
Available Spaces, How to Handle This?

I am seeking your advice and wisdom please :)

I legally have 4 daily spaces. Right now I have 2 DCK's who are full time and the remaining spaces are shared between part timers. The past few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By Baby Beluga
I think overall, yes. Unless the child is...

I think overall, yes. Unless the child is overweight then I have heard/read then 1% is recommended.

DS drinks 12oz of formula per day (6oz in the morning, 6 oz at night) and water the remainder...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Baby Beluga
I don't take littles that young, so I can't help...

I don't take littles that young, so I can't help there. But my own DS loved empty water bottles. He crushes them, shakes them and bites them. And he has a ton of toys! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4,483
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,328
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yup. Makes no sense to me. Family didn't pay late...

Yup. Makes no sense to me. Family didn't pay late fee yesterday. I sent an email reminding them that it was due and child would not be able to attend until it is paid. It's so stupid that parents put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Baby Beluga
The BEST Diaper Cream

The cream was suggested by a mom in my community and it is absolutely the best cream hands down.

DS has been having 4+ BM's a day (um....because he eats like a pig) and I tried all the creams on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4,483
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,328
Posted By Baby Beluga
DCB is here 2 days a week. Thursday (4/5)...

DCB is here 2 days a week.

Thursday (4/5) DCD goes out of town because a sister in law passed away.

Monday DCB was present and mom texts me at 4:06pm, said DCD was still out of town and DCB...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By Baby Beluga
While I don't think watering down the milk will...

While I don't think watering down the milk will help with constipation, I don't think it would harm anything either and I would be okay doing it.

Sounds like parents need to find the root cause...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By Baby Beluga
These are all wonderful ideas - thank you! ...

These are all wonderful ideas - thank you!



I love the idea of putting supplies in a box where he can choose what/how to write his name. I have many supplies, but they are organized by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,762
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes to gloves! I even wear gloves when changing...

Yes to gloves! I even wear gloves when changing my own son's BM diapers :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,762
Posted By Baby Beluga
The tags on this thread :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

The tags on this thread :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By Baby Beluga
The computer time is a great idea. I have ABC...

The computer time is a great idea. I have ABC mouse...maybe that will help encourage him some.

Fine motor skills are okay from what I can see. He cuts well. Colors/draws well. He is able to draw...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By Baby Beluga
Writing Name

DCB turns 5 in July and has zero writing skills. Can't even verbally spell his name to me.

I have him "write" his name doing the best he can on the back of artwork. And he refuses to do it. He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Baby Beluga
As a mandated reporter you are required to say...

As a mandated reporter you are required to say something. I was told you could be liable if you know the child is not properly restrained when leaving your home and something happens to the child....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 340
Posted By Baby Beluga
I have this one for DS. I needed something to...

I have this one for DS. I needed something to keep him safe from older children while we are outside. I too like that it has a bottom as he also puts everything in his mouth. DS would spend the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,762
Posted By Baby Beluga
Casual black pants, tops and a cardigan when...

Casual black pants, tops and a cardigan when needed.

The pants I wear are advertised as "athletic pants" but they look just like black dress pants. Even a DCM of mine who is a teacher asked where...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4,483
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,328
Posted By Baby Beluga
I had no idea!

I had no idea!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4,483
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,328
Posted By Baby Beluga
My vent for the day, parents who let their kids...

My vent for the day, parents who let their kids bring items and then play dumb.

Yesterday:

DCB (5.5) arrives with a fingerling.

Me: I will hold this while you take your shoes off, then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4,483
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,328
Posted By Baby Beluga
They don't make onsies, but the do make one piece...

They don't make onsies, but the do make one piece jammies. In fleece, cotton, with attached feet and with no attached feet....a pair for every temperature and weather :D

Does she do this while in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4,483
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,328
Posted By Baby Beluga
:eek: :eek: That is disgusting.

:eek: :eek:

That is disgusting.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 458
Posted By Baby Beluga
I JUST ordered these yesterday. I will let you...

I JUST ordered these yesterday. I will let you know how I like them once they are installed :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Baby Beluga
It being just the mount and not the equipment...

It being just the mount and not the equipment makes sense :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Baby Beluga
My thoughts too! I searched this exact model...

My thoughts too!

I searched this exact model on google "shopping" and they were also $2k+ Even at $200 for the climber and shipping, it is a steal.

DS just turned 1 yer (yay!!) and he is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Baby Beluga
Baby Climbing Equipment

Am I missing something?

This price seems too good to be true, right?
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4,483
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,328
Posted By Baby Beluga
Apparently :lol: On a positive note, I had...

Apparently :lol:

On a positive note, I had one DCM who dropped off this morning. Her child is not present on Fridays so Good Friday doesn't affect her. But she told me she went through my list of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4,483
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,328
Posted By Baby Beluga
Holidays are listed in parent handbook (that...

Holidays are listed in parent handbook (that parents re-sign every fall season and get a new copy)

Send out a (paper copy) list of those same holidays/closures at the beginning of the year.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By Baby Beluga
I give a Christmas gift to each child (always a...

I give a Christmas gift to each child (always a book) as well as a Mother's Day and Father's day gift (made by the children) to the parents.

That's it.

I have themed curriculum and I do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By Baby Beluga
Picasso Tiles - Groupon

https://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-picasso-tiles-3d-magnetic-building-block-sets-1?utm_source=fbc&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=US_MB_SOM_FBC_TIM_RCT_RS_CBP_CH1_NBR_x%2Afb6081299775234&bypass=true
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you BC. Maybe preemptive warnings will word...

Thank you BC. Maybe preemptive warnings will word off concerned questions.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 664
Posted By Baby Beluga
Lately it has been: "Take your hands out of...

Lately it has been:

"Take your hands out of your underwear" (newly potty trained DCB)

and

"Fingers out of your mouth please. Go wash your hands." To a 5.5 year old.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Baby Beluga
You can make candles :) ...

You can make candles :)

https://www.makeandtakes.com/new-uses-old-broken-crayons
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you for the link! Yes, these will be...

Thank you for the link!

Yes, these will be for my eyes only. Those with cameras, do you have parents ask to view them? My parents are nosy and as soon as they see it they will ask about them. You...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By Baby Beluga
TBH, I'm not sure. I flew with DD when she was 6...

TBH, I'm not sure. I flew with DD when she was 6 months, but it was a 45 minute flight she had her own seat and sat in her car seat the whole time, so she fell asleep.

DD and I used to take road...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Baby Beluga
Time for Cameras

I have thought about getting cameras for a while, and the time is now. I keep reading of providers who are blamed for things and they did not do and it makes me incredibly uneasy. So, I am investing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By Baby Beluga
If I knew he would sleep on the plane, not be a...

If I knew he would sleep on the plane, not be a cranky, tired mess and be able to participate in our activities I would absolutely be okay with him coming directly after his flight.

Mom keeps...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By Baby Beluga
I like this wording, thank you.

I like this wording, thank you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By Baby Beluga
Sister is on spring break the entire week. So she...

Sister is on spring break the entire week. So she will be home.

Mom is off work on Wednesday (the day he is supposed to attend after his flight.) I am unsure of dad, but I am guessing he is going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By Baby Beluga
Attending Directly After A Flight

This has not happened to me before and I am unsure how I want to handle it moving forward. Advice?

DCB (2.5) is flying 2 states over with his family for vacation. His return flight lands at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Baby Beluga
Magna Tiles Score

I found a set of 200 magnatiles on my local buy/sell page for $45. There are are normal scratches from use, but otherwise they are in awesome condition. I have wanted these tiles for a long time and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 813
Posted By Baby Beluga
I've never had a DCK try to enter my fridge or...

I've never had a DCK try to enter my fridge or cabinets....I prob just jinx myself and it will happen in the next few days now :lol:

I do let DD get her own food though. I keep lots of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes, every time it happens. It's an adjustment...

Yes, every time it happens. It's an adjustment for everyone. The good new is, we all eventually adjust! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes! I remember being so excited to show DD A...

Yes! I remember being so excited to show DD A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving when she was younger....until we started watching it. I too had that same moment of "Yikes! Did I watch this as a kid?!"

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By Baby Beluga
Doesn't Easter always fall on a Sunday? I...

Doesn't Easter always fall on a Sunday?

I take Good Friday off, but not Easter Monday.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-07-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Baby Beluga
Mine says the same for measuring square footage...

Mine says the same for measuring square footage for ratio purposes. But since the counters, sink, etc are used for daycare I wondered if it were different when measuring for taxes.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-07-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Baby Beluga
Square Footage

When measuring the square foot for time/space percentage, do you include counters? For example, in the kitchen, do you measure just floor space or do you include the space the counters/cabinets take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By Baby Beluga
My curse word replacment is "seriously." My...

My curse word replacment is "seriously."

My 6 year old now says it and when she does it is sounds so disrespectful :( :ouch: :o

Trying to break her of that habit is hard. Especially when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By Baby Beluga
He had to of heard it from somewhere :( I don't...

He had to of heard it from somewhere :( I don't believe a 4 year old just comes up with this on his own.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By Baby Beluga
I am drafting an email to the parents now. So...

I am drafting an email to the parents now. So far, this is what I have:

Hi parents,

I am sending this email to notify you both of a behavior I witnessed in X today. This morning X and another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By Baby Beluga
DCB Saying He Wants to Kill Himself

DCB, 4 years, had to sit out today because he was playing rough with a manipulative. Was warned to be gentle - he continued to play rough, so he was excused from the activity. He sat out then said "I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 06:46 PM
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Views: 299
Posted By Baby Beluga
This is so true. Can't count how many times I...

This is so true. Can't count how many times I have been an aisle or two over, heard the cry and ran the other way to run into that exact family elsewhere in the store.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 517
Posted By Baby Beluga
Well, when put this way I can understand the...

Well, when put this way I can understand the whipped cream.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Baby Beluga
No to an eval. I am guessing SPD and/or...

No to an eval.

I am guessing SPD and/or ADHD. I don't think ODD.

He is not highly intelligent. Was tested for early admittance into K last summer and did not come close to passing. He tested...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Baby Beluga
DCB Bites Himself

DCB, 5, is an interesting one. He is the one I posted about taking his blanket away.

He is sweet. He is smart. He is also manipulative, rough, loud and has listening ears that are "broken." This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 517
Posted By Baby Beluga
I am legally license exempt...why in the world...

I am legally license exempt...why in the world can't you use shaving cream? :(

On a side note, I remember the last day of school in elementary school the teacher would have everyone use shaving...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 517
Posted By Baby Beluga
These are two of our favorites: Shaving...

These are two of our favorites:

Shaving cream shamrocks (instead of the squeegie, you can use an expired gift card, credit card, grocery card, etc.)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Baby Beluga
Awwww! So happy little one is doing better...

Awwww! So happy little one is doing better lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By Baby Beluga
I do have a policy on lice and nits - children...

I do have a policy on lice and nits - children must be lice and nit free before returning to care.

Bacterial pink eye: 24 hours on eye drops + discharge free
Viral pink eye: excluded until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By Baby Beluga
I thought it was low, but maybe SA is the...

I thought it was low, but maybe SA is the difference? My last check, preschools in my area charged $35 per day for 8am - 4pm with an additional $10 per day for extended hours which are 7am - 6pm. So,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By Baby Beluga
I don't think you're cold hearted at all. If...

I don't think you're cold hearted at all. If anything, I am in the blaming myself stage and wish I weren't.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By Baby Beluga
This is so true. Free Pre-K hasn't started...

This is so true.

Free Pre-K hasn't started in my city...yet. The school districts offer lower cost preschools that are 3ish hours long, and the high school students often help run the program....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By Baby Beluga
That what confused me though. I am more of a...

That what confused me though. I am more of a preschool type environment. I advertise myself as an educational in-home daycare and preschool. I have weekly learning themes as well as monthly learning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By Baby Beluga
Say Something or See How It Plays Out?

DCM posted on a local FB group last night asking for recommendations on a location preschool. Do I say something? Not in the finger wagging "I saw what you posted way" but more in the "I saw what you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,001
Posted By Baby Beluga
I'm not a long term veteran provider, but have...

I'm not a long term veteran provider, but have been working with children for about 11.5 years. The biggest change I have seen is the increasing laziness of parents.

Parents are no longer okay...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-22-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you Tom!

Thank you Tom!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-21-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By Baby Beluga
Mileage

If I am going to Costco to purchase stuff for my own family, but also purchase stuff for daycare (say I choose to go to Costco because I know I need items for both daycare and my family) is that...
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