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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,296
Posted By organicdclady
I switched to only 4 days per week and it works...

I switched to only 4 days per week and it works out so well for me and my family. I LOVE it and would never want to go back. I am able to charge the same rate I was charging for 5 days so its a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,060
Posted By organicdclady
Our power went out today, too. Right as I started...

Our power went out today, too. Right as I started lunch. Thankfully I have a gas stove so I was able to get lunch done. I live in Southern CA, it is 88 degrees here today (I'm not trying to rub it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By organicdclady
I used to work as a nanny. I wish I knew back...

I used to work as a nanny. I wish I knew back then what daycare (and this forum) has taught me.
Although they are your employer, there should still be respect for your time and your expectations. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By organicdclady
I agree with this. I also think that excluding a...

I agree with this. I also think that excluding a child that has a family member with the flu is only going to increase that child's chances of contracting the flu.
I do pick up/drop off at the door...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,145
Posted By organicdclady
I just want to add that you can turn off the...

I just want to add that you can turn off the social posts. I have mine set up where only myself and the parent paying can see the transaction on their feed. You can do this in the settings so it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,559
Posted By organicdclady
I had a mom who was doing something similar....

I had a mom who was doing something similar. Sometimes she wouldn't drop off until 11 am when her scheduled time is 8 am. I have two or her kids so it really was an inconvenience when she would say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,299
Posted By organicdclady
I am in LA County and received my large license...

I am in LA County and received my large license at the beginning of the year. The first place to start, like daycare said, is to call the fire marshal and licensing to ask protocol of each.
In Los...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,247
Posted By organicdclady
I would love to see this, too.

I would love to see this, too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,418
Posted By organicdclady
My monitor told me fast food can not be counted....

My monitor told me fast food can not be counted. Ever.
We can bring lunch out with us on field trips, but only if we stay in our city. If we go out of the area (i.e. the beach) the meal we bring is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,646
Posted By organicdclady
We are also a moto family. My son has been riding...

We are also a moto family. My son has been riding since he was 3 and started racing at 4.
All the little ones at the track have the no peddle bikes, they're fun to watch.
I think it's a great...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
Posted By organicdclady
I would call for pick up and require a doctors...

I would call for pick up and require a doctors visit. My niece got blisters from diarrhea (at home) and within a day they were infected. It was terrible for her.
Baby wipes with alcohol can also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,222
Posted By organicdclady
Today and yesterday all I have heard from dcb 3.5...

Today and yesterday all I have heard from dcb 3.5 is "Miss dc he's not shaaaaarrriiiiiiiiiiingggggg" in the most ridiculous sig song voice. No, he is not sharing because he just picked up the toy and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,182
Posted By organicdclady
I know cereal is not recommended for younger than...

I know cereal is not recommended for younger than 6 months in normal circumstances. BUT if the child is vomiting up all that she ate, she probably is hungry...
When my son was an infant he had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,328
Posted By organicdclady
I would tell the families that have 2 weeks to...

I would tell the families that have 2 weeks to give a permanent schedule in writing. After that no more changes will be approved for the remainder of the year...or allow one more before the end of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By organicdclady
I am in LA County. My analyst told me I could...

I am in LA County. My analyst told me I could start with kids the next day because the license information would be in the system.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-20-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,998
Posted By organicdclady
I am sorry I am not in Maine, but California. ...

I am sorry I am not in Maine, but California.
I went through the process of getting a large license at the beginning of this year.
The best advice I can give you is to go to the office of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,117
Posted By organicdclady
I use venmo. Bank transfers and debit cards are...

I use venmo. Bank transfers and debit cards are 100% free, for personal and business use. You have to initiate a transfer to your bank each time you get paid, it doesn't happen automatically like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,201
Posted By organicdclady
The Child Who Needs Constant Reassurance

Over the last several weeks dcb 3.5 has been constantly asking questions that he clearly knows the answer to. It is getting to the point that myself and the other children are so annoyed we just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,463
Posted By organicdclady
My kids lay down at 1 and are up between 3 and...

My kids lay down at 1 and are up between 3 and 3:30. I like the later naps, by the time they get up we change diapers/use the bathroom, clean up the rest area and have snack. Then it's time to say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,242
Posted By organicdclady
I am in CA and from my understanding a...

I am in CA and from my understanding a misdemeanor DUI will show up on the livescan, but will not be denied.
You can call ccld and ask them. My local office always answers the phone quickly and is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,379
Posted By organicdclady
I had an acquaintance tell me recently that she...

I had an acquaintance tell me recently that she works at an illegal daycare. She told me that the place wasn't licensed because the parents "didn't want the provider to because then she would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,947
Posted By organicdclady
Yes I have used them and know other providers who...

Yes I have used them and know other providers who do as well. I have never experienced or heard of an issue with them.
That might be a good option for OP.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,947
Posted By organicdclady
Regulations vary by state so this is something...

Regulations vary by state so this is something you should speak to your licensing office about.
I know in CA we can not implement any device in order to restrain children. No bouncers or walkers,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,146
Posted By organicdclady
You should never feel forced to share information...

You should never feel forced to share information about your personal life with daycare families. I do not share anything at all, except for with one family who has been with me forever.
My sons...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,617
Posted By organicdclady
From what I understand about Brightwheel, bank...

From what I understand about Brightwheel, bank transfers are free but they charge a 3.25% transaction fee for each debit/credit card. Is that correct?
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 08-15-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,473
Posted By organicdclady
Yes, just create a new floor plan. Post one and...

Yes, just create a new floor plan. Post one and have a copy ready for the analyst. If you decide to change things again after you become licensed, send a new floor plan in and note when the changes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,617
Posted By organicdclady
That happened to me last month. I've paid close...

That happened to me last month. I've paid close to $200 in fees since then. I am also looking for something different.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-05-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,795
Posted By organicdclady
I do most of my shopping at trader joes. I buy...

I do most of my shopping at trader joes. I buy all organic and save way more money shopping there than any local grocery store.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,197
Posted By organicdclady
Call your governing child care licensing office...

Call your governing child care licensing office and explain your safety concerns for the children.
File paperwork within the court, again explaining the safety concerns you have for your child. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,805
Posted By organicdclady
I close Christmas Eve and Christmas Day/NYE and...

I close Christmas Eve and Christmas Day/NYE and NY so if both days fall on the weekend I will be closed the friday before and the monday after.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 664
Posted By organicdclady
Morning Preschool Rates

I base my program around preschool, that is why I get most of my clients. However, they all come full day.
The past few weeks I have had multiple inquiries regarding am preschool only 8-12. I only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By organicdclady
My monitor told me no. If the parents are on cash...

My monitor told me no. If the parents are on cash aid/food stamps that would make the child eligible.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,762
Posted By organicdclady
I don't necessarily agree that all interviews...

I don't necessarily agree that all interviews should be conducted.
It may be good practice but in all honesty, interviewing sucks.
I really dislike interviewing. Especially if you have multiple...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 19,751
Posted By organicdclady
I come out making money in the end as well. I try...

I come out making money in the end as well. I try and shop smart and plan my menu out BEFORE I go to the store.
I use fresh organic ingredients only. Everything I buy is Organic AND Natural/Real...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,707
Posted By organicdclady
So I printed off black cats sign in sheets. Was...

So I printed off black cats sign in sheets. Was really excited because they seem so easy and a total paper saver. I showed everyone the new sheet, told them where to sign. I even wrote all the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,707
Posted By organicdclady
I am required by licensing to have each family...

I am required by licensing to have each family sign in and out but there is no rule on how they actually do it. If it wasn't required I would just do away with it because it's causing so nuch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,614
Posted By organicdclady
I understand you what are saying, as other...

I understand you what are saying, as other posters have said though, parents have to find a program that works for them. Some daycares cater to certain types of clients (part time employment,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,707
Posted By organicdclady
Sign in Sheets

Hi all, I am wondering what everyone does for sign in sheets? Does each child have a designated sheet? Each family? Or something different?
I have always used one sheet per family for the month on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,611
Posted By organicdclady
Because I don't have to compromise and I won't....

Because I don't have to compromise and I won't. This is my home. I follow licensing regulations and beyond that,I make the rules. Not parents. And as others have said....trust me and enroll your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,460
Posted By organicdclady
I got mine yesterday and packed it up. We took it...

I got mine yesterday and packed it up. We took it to the park with us today. It is big enough to carry everything we could ever need for an outing but not extremely bulky. I am very impressed.
Will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,060
Posted By organicdclady
I got mine yesterday and packed it up. We took it...

I got mine yesterday and packed it up. We took it to the park with us today. It is big enough to carry everything we could ever need for an outing but not extremely bulky. I am very impressed.
Will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,363
Posted By organicdclady
I'm in CA also. My analyst told me that my son...

I'm in CA also. My analyst told me that my son can have friends over during the day as long as they are over 10 and can get home on their own. Meaning they can walk there and are allowed to be home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,709
Posted By organicdclady
I don't even make $20/hour so I wouldn't ever pay...

I don't even make $20/hour so I wouldn't ever pay anyone that much. I find it hard to wrap my head around paying someone $400/week to work part time. I just don't make enough to be able to do that....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2016, 12:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,709
Posted By organicdclady
I pay mine $10/hour and I live in la county. I...

I pay mine $10/hour and I live in la county. I can't provide someone enough hours to make a living. Hiring college students has worked out best for me, the extra income is good for them and they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By organicdclady
I don't have much to offer except you should...

I don't have much to offer except you should probably call your sponsor and ask her, or call her contact with the USDA and ask them. I have never been able to use those portions of minute menu...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,996
Posted By organicdclady
I agree black cat. My kids show their parents...

I agree black cat. My kids show their parents their art work hanging on the walls and will show off the rotating posters. The kids are excited about what theyre learning and will regularly walk up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,996
Posted By organicdclady
I hope you can see the photos. We have large...

I hope you can see the photos. We have large numbers on another wall and our bulletin board on another.
We use the calendar wall for circle time, our letter and color of the week are usually on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,671
Posted By organicdclady
My son got molluscum when he was about 3. They...

My son got molluscum when he was about 3. They started in his armpit then moved to his hands. I was so freaked out I took him to the doctor right away. The doctor said that it is so contagious you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,376
Posted By organicdclady
For Those Who Follow a Curriculum

Do you create lesson plans and follow a curriculum or do you take the summer off? Do you continue activities like morning circle/crafts or just do free play type activities?
What do your summers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,434
Posted By organicdclady
I have never been told to submit my meals ahead...

I have never been told to submit my meals ahead of time. I record what I served daily and which children were present. That is crazy, things change all daily. Although I do plan meals out before I go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,655
Posted By organicdclady
I would love to help. I do have a male assistant...

I would love to help. I do have a male assistant and he is in charge of carrying everything when we walk to the park/library. I also have infants. Whatever is left, I would love to review :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,120
Posted By organicdclady
I have a 2 year old dcb who does this exact same...

I have a 2 year old dcb who does this exact same kind of thing. He will also sometimes just stand up and literally beat at his own chest like a gorilla. I have found that giving him a little more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,434
Posted By organicdclady
Question About Monthly Payments

So I am redoing my policies and contract. I am not currently in this situation but want to know what to do about advanced payments and termination. I require a two week deposit and payments are due...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 03-29-2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,438
Posted By organicdclady
I am looking to re-do my contract as well as I...

I am looking to re-do my contract as well as I feel like the 30 page document basically goes into the garbage after I go over it with parents, and surprise surprise dcm never knew candy wasn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,140
Posted By organicdclady
I use the cash app by square for personal use. It...

I use the cash app by square for personal use. It is free to use debit cards and the fee to use a credit card is charged to the card holder-not you. Money is instantly deposited directly into your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,381
Posted By organicdclady
The contract states "The security deposit is held...

The contract states "The security deposit is held by the provider and will be applied to the last two weeks of care at xxx childcare, if sufficient enough time is given"
It does not state anything...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,381
Posted By organicdclady
Two Week Notice

Ok, let me start by saying I have never had a family give me notice before. This family was my first full time enrollment and are now moving out of state, dcg has been with me a little over a year. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,840
Posted By organicdclady
Hi there, I am also in so cal. I run a program...

Hi there,
I am also in so cal. I run a program that is based on the Montessori philosophy. I enjoy the Montessori method, and think it is an amazing way to guide young children through their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,428
Posted By organicdclady
I hope the attachment works! I read these words...

I hope the attachment works!
I read these words all the time. They have really helped me come to terms with the fact that not everyone is going to like me or sign up with me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By organicdclady
Need Help With Wording Reminders

I have had some major issues this week with multiple families. First, drop off for one child is nightmare she has been screaming and crying and mom stayed for over 20 min one day trying to console...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,330
Posted By organicdclady
Assistant Situation

I am on my third assistant in less than a year. I finally found someone who works amazing with the kids, is here on time and brings no drama whatsoever. The kids and I love her to pieces. She is very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,626
Posted By organicdclady
Talking Thank you BC! This is perfect and exactly what I...

Thank you BC! This is perfect and exactly what I was looking for. I will be adding this to the handbook and referencing back to it if I ever get this type of inquiry again.

To answer PP in short,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,626
Posted By organicdclady
Thank you all for the replies. Everything said...

Thank you all for the replies. Everything said ran through my mind as well. Nannyde, I could not agree more. This child hasn't been with me for very long, a month at most and is only 3 dpw. It is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,626
Posted By organicdclady
Visitors at Daycare

I have a dcm who has requested grandma come stay at daycare with 6 month old baby for a day. She is visiting from out of town and I guess just wants to be apart of the new babies life? I am not sure....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,151
Posted By organicdclady
Sometimes....These Parents!

I have a dcb who comes everyday but wed. I am closed thur and fri this week (yay for a mini vaca!) dcm asked if she could bring dgb because she has so many errands to do on wed. NO! Sorry, all other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,365
Posted By organicdclady
I pay my assistant $10/hour. I really only need...

I pay my assistant $10/hour. I really only need someone 3 afternoons/week for about 2 hours but I could not find anyone to work such little hours. I have her come 15 hours/week which is the min...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Posted By organicdclady
I did a lot of research on the car seat topic and...

I did a lot of research on the car seat topic and everywhere I have seen says Jan 2017. I read an explanation somewhere about needing to give the public time to accept the new law. I am not sure if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 53,325
Posted By organicdclady
irrelevent

irrelevent
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,329
Posted By organicdclady
Is This for Real?!

I did a quick search on Google "why kids get sick at daycare" trying to find an article to post on my Facebook page. With flu season in full swing I was looking for something to ease parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,127
Posted By organicdclady
From what I know about the food program, you are...

From what I know about the food program, you are eligible if you receive cash aid or food stamps. Medicaid does not qualify anyone. BUT foster children are eligible. No matter what the household...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,125
Posted By organicdclady
PP, your fb page is awesome! Looks like you all...

PP, your fb page is awesome! Looks like you all have a great time learning! I love it. How did you get it to say childcare, daycare & preschool, preschool? Are those sub categories? How do you add...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,125
Posted By organicdclady
I am trying to figure this out too. What category...

I am trying to figure this out too. What category did you choose for the open page? I do not see where daycare would fit, local business and company or organization do not have anything related to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By organicdclady
Crossover never worked for me. It was slow and...

Crossover never worked for me. It was slow and the whole menu wouldn't load. When I downloaded the MMK program, I kept getting error message. I use the chrome browser on my macbook and found an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,781
Posted By organicdclady
Daycare, can you share that form?

Daycare, can you share that form?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,893
Posted By organicdclady
That sounds so fun! I think it would be a great...

That sounds so fun! I think it would be a great treat for the kids, imagine their excited faces! I would definitely ask for a volunteer or two. Most parents would be happy to share that experience...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,500
Posted By organicdclady
Op

They are both technically drop in clients. They give me the schedule a month or so in advance and if I am full or closed I tell them with as much notice as possible. I could have someone at the house...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By organicdclady
The other thing I forgot to mention is the 3 kid...

The other thing I forgot to mention is the 3 kid stay until 8pm when they come. The potential family is looking for care 7:30-3:30. Much more normal hours...I just feel a bit guilty about the whole...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By organicdclady
Who to Choose and How to Offer the Spot

happy Monday everyone :)
Over the summer I took on three part time siblings ( all over 2) who are in care three different days per week. Two of whom I pick up from school about 15-20 minutes away...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,174
Posted By organicdclady
Thank you for the replies. I was really about to...

Thank you for the replies. I was really about to kick myself if I had overlooked such a crucial detail in capacity regulations. The way this information was worded it really made it seem like more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,091
Posted By organicdclady
How to Find an Assistant?

Hi everyone!
I hope your week is going well :) I am looking to hire an assistant to come in to stay with the infants while I do pick ups at the local elementary schools. School is starting in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2015, 01:17 PM
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Views: 1,118
Posted By organicdclady
Moving Daycare in CA

Hi everyone, I just got word from my landlord that once my lease is over in September I have to move. He had just guaranteed me less than a month ago that we would be able to extend it. I am so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,491
Posted By organicdclady
Thank you Josie, I am happy I found this forum. I...

Thank you Josie, I am happy I found this forum. I haven't posted much but I read posts almost everyday and it really helps with everything from to day to day to sticky situations. I have found a lot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,491
Posted By organicdclady
What I meant was-contract requests that a week is...

What I meant was-contract requests that a week is prepaid. He actually pays at the end of the week, after the care takes place. If I would have made that more clear, I would have asked him last...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,491
Posted By organicdclady
Thank you all. That was the boost I needed-I...

Thank you all. That was the boost I needed-I texted him back. Nervous about his reply-but I have to enforce the rules-you're all right. I had the other full timer on vaca last two weeks and they did...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,491
Posted By organicdclady
Awkward situation...Help

Hi everyone, I need some advice on an awkward situation...and fast would be great. I have one dcg who is one of only two full timers. She has been coming for the past 3 or 4 months. She is SA and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,479
Posted By organicdclady
Fire Safety Clearance CA

Hi everyone! I want to start off by saying THANK YOU for all the comments and advice last year on opening a daycare in CA. I have since become licensed and am loving every minute of this crazy...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 01-15-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,290
Posted By organicdclady
Acknowledgment of Dog in Home

Hi! Does anyone have a form for new parents to sign acknowledging there is a dog that lives in the home?
I have looked high and low and cant find one anywhere and I am having problems with wording....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,447
Posted By organicdclady
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer...

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions. There is so much information out there, but so much of it seems to be conflicting or worded in a way that is so confusing.
Do you know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,447
Posted By organicdclady
Question New home daycare provider questions

Hi everyone,
I am new to the forum but have come across postings here and there over the last few months while researching home daycares. I am in LA county in CA, looking to open a hdc within the...
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