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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Pandaluver21
I tried to sign up the other day and the page...

I tried to sign up the other day and the page wouldn't load. I'll try again!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Pandaluver21
Oops! posted twice!

Oops! posted twice!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Pandaluver21
I completely forgot I posted this, and was rather...

I completely forgot I posted this, and was rather sleep deprived at the time :P

We found a house right around the corner, praying we get it and have an easy move! I will let current parents know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Pandaluver21
Moving/Notice/New Families

So we just got notice that our landlord will not be giving us the option to renew. We have to be out by July 29th. I'm not sure how/when to let families know... especially new starting families....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By Pandaluver21
I no longer serve breakfast, but when I did...

I no longer serve breakfast, but when I did parents would answer Yes or No to "did you child eat breakfast before drop off"
If No, they were served a "regular" size breakfast.
If Yes, they would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By Pandaluver21
Tree stumps, logs, used tires (one of our...

Tree stumps, logs, used tires (one of our favorites) Rocks, small wood slices, etc. Natural play areas are my favorite!
At our last house we made a "fairy garden" (child sized) and the kids loved...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By Pandaluver21
Sent home letters. Families had until April 19th...

Sent home letters. Families had until April 19th to return. All but one returned the next day, and the last returned it today. All signed and staying for next year :ouch: Guess I need to stop over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Pandaluver21
That is definitely it. From what I've seen she...

That is definitely it. From what I've seen she is the "little princess" and has two significantly older brothers at home.


That's what I assumed it was at first, but her lack of speech at this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Pandaluver21
Developmental Milestones

So I have an almost 3.5yr old in my group. She is the oldest, but I would say she is the furthest behind developmentally. My youngest is almost exactly a year younger than her.
She uses 2, MABYE 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By Pandaluver21
:lol:I did round it, but I rounded it to 25 :P ...

:lol:I did round it, but I rounded it to 25 :P Intended to sent home re-enrollment letters today... they are in their folders... just forgot to put their folders in their backpacks :rolleyes:
A...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By Pandaluver21
I mean, I do care... but mostly I want to say...

I mean, I do care... but mostly I want to say "You got almost a full month free last year, don't complain" :lol:

I also realized, I may be thinking as a poor person. To me $26 is a lot of money...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By Pandaluver21
They will go into effect June 1st if they will be...

They will go into effect June 1st if they will be attending for the summer, or August 16th if they are attending school year only.

I don't think anyone would leave over it, but still feels like a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By Pandaluver21
They will go into effect June 1st if they will be...

They will go into effect June 1st if they will be attending for the summer, or August 16th if they are attending school year only.

I don't think anyone would leave over it, but still feels like a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By Pandaluver21
Raising Rate- I Messed Up :|

So I went to re-calculate tuition for the 2021/2022 school year and realized I completely messed up this year. I calculated days wrong and parents go almost an entire month free. They currently pay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By Pandaluver21
We started out as a summer camp with the acronym...

We started out as a summer camp with the acronym "GEKOS" (stood for getting every kid out for summer) So of course, we got Geckos. We still have them 13+ years later! The kids love seeing them,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Pandaluver21
I would love to do auto faucets. Right now I...

I would love to do auto faucets. Right now I just opt for a higher stool. We have a step ladder in front of the sink and even my youngest can reach the handles just fine. We do have a faucet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Pandaluver21
That actually makes so much sense! It's like...

That actually makes so much sense! It's like having a used car that has issues but you'd rather keep it because you know it's issues instead of buying another used car and have no idea what you're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Pandaluver21
Decisions, Decisions...

As the school year is finishing up, I plan on sending out forms to my parents to re-enroll for next year. (we are a preschool only program) I have a family that has been here about half the year and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Pandaluver21
My new little one that was having such a hard...

My new little one that was having such a hard time adjusting, was carried to her car today at pickup in tears. Dad asked her why she was crying and she said "I want to go back to school!!" :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By Pandaluver21
It depends on the parent and how much they are...

It depends on the parent and how much they are already tried to get things changed for them, or if they are a parent that is good about respecting my rules.
Honestly, if a parent TELLS me what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By Pandaluver21
Sweetie Pie, Princess, Pretty Girl, Big Guy...

So I've been doing this for many years, but something new just struck me.
Have any of you noticed a correlation between the nick names your dcp call their kids, and the child's behavior? It's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Pandaluver21
Thank you everyone! I re-read over my first post...

Thank you everyone! I re-read over my first post and I was definitly stressed from the day! Her first three days had crying and lots of "i miss mommy" but her 4th was just... yikes!
I'm SOOO...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Pandaluver21
She was definitely tired, was all 4 days but I...

She was definitely tired, was all 4 days but I think the last one just got to her :P



This is pretty much what we've been doing. By distracted I mean distracted in a lesson or activity. We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Pandaluver21
Helping New Kids Adjust

I did some searching, but most topics were about whether or not to terminate the child, not tips on helping them adjust.

New little girl (2.5) started on March 1st. She did two days (M/W) and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By Pandaluver21
First- Terminate Jr. Screamer immediately. Send...

First- Terminate Jr. Screamer immediately. Send home notice today, they will not be allowed back in care tomorrow.
Second- If you're done, that's completely understandable, but don't let bad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 800
Posted By Pandaluver21
I can't even imagine. :hug:

I can't even imagine. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By Pandaluver21
:hug: Welcome! This site definitely helps...

:hug: Welcome!
This site definitely helps with getting that backbone!
Great job standing up to the parents, and I hope they all get their acts together! :lol:lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,524
Posted By Pandaluver21
I would definitely love to see more traffic, and...

I would definitely love to see more traffic, and if mobile is the way to go that might be worth it... HOWEVER I would hate to loose all the history we have on here. My vote would definitely be more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,016
Posted By Pandaluver21
Old post! He's 2 now, and sleeping 2-3 hours. We...

Old post! He's 2 now, and sleeping 2-3 hours. We just pushed through and he figured it out. He has gone through a few regressions (when we moved, and when we potty trained) but other than that does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,607
Posted By Pandaluver21
I have "quiet hours" meaning they can text but...

I have "quiet hours" meaning they can text but after a certain time of day I stop responding and will pick it up the next day. Also, if I'm WORKING I'm not on my phone, so unless it's an emergency I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,713
Posted By Pandaluver21
I'm with you, most kid movies don't bother me...

I'm with you, most kid movies don't bother me unless it has bad words in it. I teach 4-5yr old's at our church and last week we talked about Moses. I said that the king wanted to kill all the baby...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 857
Posted By Pandaluver21
Found it under messages, thank you :D

Found it under messages, thank you :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 857
Posted By Pandaluver21
So I created a parent and teacher account to...

So I created a parent and teacher account to check it out. I'm having a bit of a hard time figuring out how to use it. I found "daily reports" but I'm not sure how to input their daily activities. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 857
Posted By Pandaluver21
I'm currently using Daily Connect, and I do like...

I'm currently using Daily Connect, and I do like it, however there's a couple things I miss from when I was using Brightwheel.
1)The ability to have employees clock in and manage the app as well....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By Pandaluver21
This ^ From a business aspect, this is exactly...

This ^ From a business aspect, this is exactly why they are doing what they are doing. You provide a pacifier, so they are using it to help with the situation at hand and keep other kids from being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By Pandaluver21
Yes, even if we do a goodie bag, we will still...

Yes, even if we do a goodie bag, we will still have the party when we open up again :D



Yes, awful timing!!! The person we were exposed to had to cancel all his Christmas plans (was flying out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By Pandaluver21
Christmas Week Quarantine...

I got an e-mail today that I was exposed to someone with Covid and have to quarantine until at least the 26th (if I show no symptoms)
My family is being very careful, and planned on getting together...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,091
Posted By Pandaluver21
Favorite Christmas movies: The Santa Clause...

Favorite Christmas movies: The Santa Clause movies (Tim Allen) The Grinch (any of them) The Christmas Angel, and sappy "halmark" movies :lol:

Favorite Christmas song: All of them :D But I love "Go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By Pandaluver21
I did several years back. She didn't respond to...

I did several years back. She didn't respond to any letters, and one of my other parents was an investigator/attorney, so she set everything up for me. The mom didn't even show up to court, so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By Pandaluver21
YES!!! If it's something I really want/am...

YES!!! If it's something I really want/am interested in doing I can focus on it for HOURS! If not, I have to physically force myself to continue. Even if it's something I'm mildly interested in,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By Pandaluver21
I have worked with a few kids with ADHD, autusm,...

I have worked with a few kids with ADHD, autusm, bipolar, etc. plus have ADHD myself. Yes you can choose to "control" it, but it takes a LOT of effort and it may not be a skill he has learned yet. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,868
Posted By Pandaluver21
I agree with tis 110%! I am just preschool now,...

I agree with tis 110%! I am just preschool now, but I start with "early learners" which is my 2-3yr old class. I much prefer 3-5yr olds, but I find getting them at 3 is ROUGH! I like starting them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,868
Posted By Pandaluver21
I think it depends on the age definitely. A...

I think it depends on the age definitely. A younger kid, I do what cat herder said, just grab them :P
I had a 3.5yr old one year and he would scream and cling to mom. His 2.5yr old sister came...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By Pandaluver21
Yet Another Covid Question

:rolleyes: Seems like that's what most questions are about now, sadly that's where we are!

Almost 3yr old woke up Friday with a fever, 101 I think, and a little stuffy nose. Mom called the doctor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,868
Posted By Pandaluver21
Shocking news heading your way This family...

Shocking news heading your way

This family is OUT! Tuesday I actually thought maybe we could finish out the school year, today... NOPE!

Mom is SO disrespectful, doesn't listen to a word I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,738
Posted By Pandaluver21
So I had the kids out today and they were LOUD...

So I had the kids out today and they were LOUD but I don't allow them to scream (it was all laughing)
I do not raise my voice inside or out, so that's not an issue. We are only out there for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,368
Posted By Pandaluver21
I like crime shows :rolleyes::lol: We are...

I like crime shows :rolleyes::lol:
We are currently re-watching Bones and SVU
We recently got done binge watching Stargate SG1 and may watch the others as well.
Honestly when I run out of things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,021
Posted By Pandaluver21
I figure the people that are going to get...

I figure the people that are going to get together with a bunch of people for the holidays, probably already are ;)
I do drop off at the door with masks and have kids remove shoes right away, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 753
Posted By Pandaluver21
If they sign in with QR code it's super quick!

If they sign in with QR code it's super quick!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,868
Posted By Pandaluver21
I completely understand it is a lot of paperwork...

I completely understand it is a lot of paperwork to follow. However, when 10 parents can and one parent doesn't... it's not the paperwork that's the problem.
Also, it's one thing to say that they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 753
Posted By Pandaluver21
I use daily connect. I can choose the questions...

I use daily connect. I can choose the questions and parents have to answer all of them before signing in!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,868
Posted By Pandaluver21
Yes!! I don't "need" to be full, and am perfectly...

Yes!! I don't "need" to be full, and am perfectly happy with a few great parents than a full class and parents that stress me out! So far this family has fixed most of the issues (drop off/pick up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,868
Posted By Pandaluver21
Backpack and mask this morning! happyface ...

Backpack and mask this morning! happyface

(Btw, I hate wearing a mask, but they are super cracking down here and I have parents that are more afraid than others, so masks just make it smoother for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,868
Posted By Pandaluver21
Oh how I wish I would have said that :lol: ...

Oh how I wish I would have said that :lol:


I let one of my other (long time) parents know that this family would probably not be working out. I said "unless things change dramatically, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,868
Posted By Pandaluver21
Finally ended up having to spell it out for her. ...

Finally ended up having to spell it out for her.
I listed several things, and told her to make sure she read EVERYTHING so this wouldn't happen again. She responded basically saying her life is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,868
Posted By Pandaluver21
That's much nicer than "you wouldn't be confused...

That's much nicer than "you wouldn't be confused if you actually READ the paperwork" :lol:

Mine is lengthy, but how does it look? I decided to go ahead and address specific issues, but wanted to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,868
Posted By Pandaluver21
That's a good point, I did work with another...

That's a good point, I did work with another family about getting a used one but they ended up finding one one sale and it all worked out.
The family I am struggling with is definitely not having...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,868
Posted By Pandaluver21
Brought back the folder at pickup saying dad...

Brought back the folder at pickup saying dad "forgot it"
Papers inside were dated today
Still had sticky note inside stating they needed to bring a backpack...
Sent the letter home, hope it goes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,868
Posted By Pandaluver21
I can see that. I meant "Let us know if you...

I can see that. I meant "Let us know if you won't be following them, and going elsewhere"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,868
Posted By Pandaluver21
I thought about saying "looking for another...

I thought about saying "looking for another preschool" but it sounded like a suggesting :P I like what you wrote, thank you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,868
Posted By Pandaluver21
Ok apparently I have no idea how to word it. ...

Ok apparently I have no idea how to word it.

Please let us know if any policy’s are a problem for you, we understand we may not be the best fit for every family, however if our policy’s are not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,868
Posted By Pandaluver21
I have restated specific policy's they are not...

I have restated specific policy's they are not following, face to face. I did not say that this was their last chance because I was getting other kids in at the time.


I'm having the same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,868
Posted By Pandaluver21
:( Well today drop off was no better. No mask,...

:( Well today drop off was no better. No mask, no backpack, and did not return the weekly folder that I sent home on Tuesday. (it literally says on it, bring back Thursday and mom said "oh this is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,868
Posted By Pandaluver21
Yes exactly! The kid wasn't perfect and I...

Yes exactly! The kid wasn't perfect and I literally had to be on her ALL day, but she is turning 3 this month and has never been in any structured setting. (plus is the youngest with two brothers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,868
Posted By Pandaluver21
I Strongly Dislike Starting New Families :|

New families first day today. Parents did not follow a single rule. Kid was rough, but that I can work with, and was actually better by the end of class. (4hr morning preschool class)
Parent came...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,954
Posted By Pandaluver21
I ended up switching to crib mattresses on the...

I ended up switching to crib mattresses on the floor. For little ones that tend to wander, I put a play yard around it, but even little ones end up learning to stay on it quickly. I put a pool...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By Pandaluver21
Honestly I think it depends on how much you like...

Honestly I think it depends on how much you like doing daycare and how good you are at selling things.
I couldn't imagine leaving my job, it is my passion, but I also HATE being a sales person!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By Pandaluver21
That's basically what I do, but I offered...

That's basically what I do, but I offered Christmas photos one year and the families LOVED it. I am a preschool, so I think parents love the first "school photo"


Thank you, I searched it but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By Pandaluver21
Picture Day!

Do any of you do school pictures?
Do you hire a professional or do them yourself?
Do you have an order form?
Do you charge to print pictures?

In previous years I have done pictures that are...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-17-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,427
Posted By Pandaluver21
None of my parents actually have my cellphone...

None of my parents actually have my cellphone number. They contact me solely through the childcare app we use. I can choose to respond or not. This is a big reason parents don't have the number ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By Pandaluver21
My contract states that parents are financially...

My contract states that parents are financially responsible for lost or broken items. Definitely sounds like she took them on purpose...:(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,090
Posted By Pandaluver21
I had a parent that was with us for about 3 years...

I had a parent that was with us for about 3 years before being late. She was late about 2 minutes and I stated that she owed me $2. She said "Really Irene?" Very condescendingly. She paid it, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By Pandaluver21
Are you in Colorado? Monday we had the...

Are you in Colorado?
Monday we had the weirdest, eeriest sky... constantly raining ash covering EVERYTHING.
Today, we have trees breaking from wet heavy snow...

This picture was taken at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 262,721
Posted By Pandaluver21
Me- Do you have to go potty? GirlA(4)- No, I...

Me- Do you have to go potty?
GirlA(4)- No, I just have a wedgie *resumes picking*

Me: what kind of birds brought Elijah food?
GirlA(4): Raisins!

Me: What kind of foods do you NOT like?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By Pandaluver21
I sing my own rendition of "let it go" when he...

I sing my own rendition of "let it go" when he sits on the potty :lol: It doesn't help, but it's entertaining to both of us!
After he does pee, we sing "It's potty time" by Patty Shukla (pretty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By Pandaluver21
How old? Most kids I have potty trained, I just...

How old? Most kids I have potty trained, I just don't give another option. Pee in the potty, we celebrate, pee on the floor you clean it up. :lol: (I obviously help and then we wash hands) One of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By Pandaluver21
I've heard that a lot, but I teach all boys...

I've heard that a lot, but I teach all boys sitting down :P
This is about the 10th kid I've potty trained (all but 2 were boys) but he just can't get over this last hurdle.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By Pandaluver21
Potty Training Question

So before I start preschool next month, I am helping a family out with potty training. I love potty training, don't ask me why because I have no idea. :lol:

Anyway, I have hit a bump in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By Pandaluver21
I highly doubt it, I think mom was just being...

I highly doubt it, I think mom was just being childish that day :P


I had a longer, more personal response, but decided to go with something short and sweet. I did end up blocking the mom after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,585
Posted By Pandaluver21
I went from not knowing anyone personally, to...

I went from not knowing anyone personally, to knowing several people in the last month.
1 family of 2 adults and 7 kids. All but the baby got it I believe. 1 adult went to the hospital, but has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By Pandaluver21
Apparently I lack the ability to get mad, and...

Apparently I lack the ability to get mad, and just get hurt... Sometimes good sometimes bad :rolleyes:
This isn't just my job or even my livelihood, it's my passion and it's definitely hard to not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By Pandaluver21
:hug: that is so sweet of you!! I'm sure they...

:hug: that is so sweet of you!! I'm sure they will appreciate that!! lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By Pandaluver21
So I've come to realize this forum us just there...

So I've come to realize this forum us just there to tell me what I already know and make me actually go through with it :P
Every time I post I just get the answer I already know... guess it's just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By Pandaluver21
I think it's best not to repeat what my dad would...

I think it's best not to repeat what my dad would say :lol: He usually has his "what I really want to say" response, and then his "What's actually professional" response :p
I had looked up what to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By Pandaluver21
I do like your edit, but why do you suggest "i'm...

I do like your edit, but why do you suggest "i'm truly hurt" instead of "I'm truly sorry" I probably wouldn't put that I'm sorry in a conversation, but because it's a review that other parents will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By Pandaluver21
Heartbreaking Review

I have been doing this job for 12+years now. I have had the occasional crazy parent, but most families end up being with us for several years and leave great reviews.
However, the other day I got...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,585
Posted By Pandaluver21
My friend, her son, and her husband got it. Her...

My friend, her son, and her husband got it. Her and her son had no symptoms, her husband is currently in ICU :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By Pandaluver21
I think that can be a slippery slope. If you...

I think that can be a slippery slope. If you close at 5:15 but let parents meander, who's to say they will be gone by 5:30? I would just set a time and an expectation and stick to it, no wiggle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By Pandaluver21
I usually like to say "signed out and off the...

I usually like to say "signed out and off the property by..."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By Pandaluver21
I guess I'm in the right profession, that was...

I guess I'm in the right profession, that was highly entertaining to me...:rolleyes:



I teach preschool, so we do projects for the theme we are learning about. I love open ended crafts, as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,276
Posted By Pandaluver21
:eek: There are SOOO many fakes out there,...

:eek: There are SOOO many fakes out there, usually paypal seems to be safe, guess not anymore.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,276
Posted By Pandaluver21
It lets you check out with paypal, usually that's...

It lets you check out with paypal, usually that's a good sign...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 07-31-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,863
Posted By Pandaluver21
Like most, I do milk at meals and water any other...

Like most, I do milk at meals and water any other time.
VERY VERY rarely do I do juice, and if I do, I make it myself. I bought a juicer many years ago and will make juice with the kids, and they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,362
Posted By Pandaluver21
The only school agers I ever take, are ones that...

The only school agers I ever take, are ones that grew up in my program, and I haven't offered it to every family. :lol:

"Due to current health risks, I will no longer be providing care for school...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,351
Posted By Pandaluver21
I charge for the spot, not the time used. I...

I charge for the spot, not the time used.
I was recently talking with a parent about this and she said "well if you go on vacation for a week you still have to pay rent on your house, so you know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,858
Posted By Pandaluver21
I am SUPER allergic to the disposable ones. I...

I am SUPER allergic to the disposable ones. I can wear the cloth ones (one I made myself) for short periods of time, but still have a reaction. Ironically, the main place I wear a mask is to get my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,585
Posted By Pandaluver21
I know nobody personally. An older couple in...

I know nobody personally.
An older couple in my church got it, one recovered quickly, the other was hospitalized. Both are doing well now.
A daycare friend a town over is currently shut down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,612
Posted By Pandaluver21
I was thinking an outside interview would be...

I was thinking an outside interview would be great, but I am unable to wear a mask for more than a few minutes at a time, as I have some breathing issues. I do have a face shield that I use for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By Pandaluver21
When I first started I had a kid that got...

When I first started I had a kid that got grounded at home and mom said not to let him do anything but read. I (kind of) complied, and never will again :P
I wouldn't change the daily routine for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,774
Posted By Pandaluver21
:lol: You're forgiven. My trial ends today or...

:lol: You're forgiven. My trial ends today or tomorrow, but I think I'm liking it. Few things I haven't figured out yet, one of which being- Is there a way to clock in myself or my assistant? Or...
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