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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,829
Posted By MrsCoffee
Thanks ladies, I was having such a rough...

Thanks ladies, I was having such a rough morning.... :o I love children and love what I do, I will not up and change on my families but will make my revisions on the 2011 contract to reflect the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2010, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,091
Posted By MrsCoffee
I have 3 boys that come during nap time here and...

I have 3 boys that come during nap time here and the 2 older ones 2 and 4 are pretty hands on. It is just a consistency thing. I do think some parents just blow it off, the whole hand on thing. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,829
Posted By MrsCoffee
Question I Want To Change My Hours.... I Am Tired And Miserable

What are your hours?
I want to change mine from 7am-5pm that's 10 hours and doable. But is it reasonable?


So I posted yesterday about how I have a family that is pushing limits with their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,770
Posted By MrsCoffee
Unhappy Doing Well, Full Now... But Frustrated :( Should I Let it Go?

Okay, I haven't posted here in a long time, so I will recap a few things. Times were tough, families left more came some left more came again. :) None left because they were unsatisfied.

So I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,404
Posted By MrsCoffee
Talking Congratulations!!!! :ouch: What did you have...

Congratulations!!!! :ouch:
What did you have to do to open your own preschool?
What state are you in?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2010, 04:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,907
Posted By MrsCoffee
Thanks for the replies ladies ;) It's funny...

Thanks for the replies ladies ;) It's funny because I do have it in my handbook that they are to come dressed for the day and in play clothes. Yes we have smocks but we play outside and with water...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2010, 04:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,907
Posted By MrsCoffee
Question Parents... Why Would You Send Your Child in White? lol

This isn't the first time this dcg has come in white clothes, it clearly states in my contract that your child will be playing and not to send them in clothes you mind getting dirty... lol


I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 20,631
Posted By MrsCoffee
Thumbs up Wow you ladies have a beautiful setup!

Wow you ladies have a beautiful setup!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,618
Posted By MrsCoffee
I currently have a Dcd that does this... talks a...

I currently have a Dcd that does this... talks a bit to much, I am friendly it is my job to care for his little one and he wants to know about his day. I don't mind that but what can be a bit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,505
Posted By MrsCoffee
I agrree I shouldn't have let her stay since I...

I agrree I shouldn't have let her stay since I was handling business. I am making a mental note of that one ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2010, 07:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,505
Posted By MrsCoffee
I did put her on a cash only from here on out....

I did put her on a cash only from here on out. Thanks I was just so agitated especially since she made me feel like I was victimizing her.... I know I have to be tough but sometimes it leaves ya...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,505
Posted By MrsCoffee
First Bounced Check....

Ugh...

I was firm and spoke to parent Thursday, (she pays Wednesday) that her check was not deposit-able. The teller told me to try the next day. When I spoke with her she made little eye contact...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,303
Posted By MrsCoffee
Losing Families!

I lost one of my infants last week.... :( Now another possibly...

This morning I was told by one of my dcg mom's that she doesn't know if she can afford me! She was my fill for the summer. She is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,385
Posted By MrsCoffee
Question Illnesses and Allergic Reactions - When Should They Be Allowed to Return

Monday 10 month Dcb left with a high fever, Hand foot and mouth - out for the whole week!

Tuesday 5 month Dcb coughing but no fever went home - Bronchitis- out Wednesday

Tuesday 2 year Dcb went...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,206
Posted By MrsCoffee
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 41,861
Posted By MrsCoffee
egh.... yuck. :( Well I guess I am not doing so...

egh.... yuck. :( Well I guess I am not doing so bad... :o

Just had one Dcb go home from fever parent called me and Dr. said hand foot mouth... My children have never had this nor any other Dcc....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 41,861
Posted By MrsCoffee
Wow, ...that is the saddest thing! I guess I will...

Wow, ...that is the saddest thing! I guess I will just keep on keepin on!

I am in Mich, I will look around. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 41,861
Posted By MrsCoffee
Exclamation Really Stressed Out!! Can I use my CDA to be a Preschool Teacher?!

OK I have been doing so well, have a couple bad apples but things usually work out. God has blessed my family SO much. I am wondering if He wants me to go in a new direction...


I have families...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,737
Posted By MrsCoffee
Because of her behavior. Completely out of...

Because of her behavior. Completely out of control, and defiant. I wouldn't say everyday but a majority. She has issues with authority. She is not a mean child, like hitting or biting just challenges...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,737
Posted By MrsCoffee
Question Do You Take Problem Children?

Wondering what other providers do about children no one else wants to take?

I have quite the extreme case here, it isn't an issue for me because now I am full BUT I have the child's baby brother....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,139
Posted By MrsCoffee
I like that Nanny !!

I like that Nanny !!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,921
Posted By MrsCoffee
I like that! My other two families are contracted...

I like that! My other two families are contracted to their times that they get off it's just this one family put me down (the spot in my contract where they put contracted hours) from open to close....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,035
Posted By MrsCoffee
Do You Give Yourself Paid Sick Days?

I give my families each 2 sick days per child to use encase of an emergency. They also get 2 weeks vacation at no charge.

I was considering putting in my 2011 contract that I would receive 2 paid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,139
Posted By MrsCoffee
How Long Do You Watch Your Daycare Families Children For On Average??

I have a family that is willing to leave their children with me from the time I open until the time I close... :( It makes me sad for their children. I made my hours like this to be able to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,921
Posted By MrsCoffee
Question I have a family that is willing to leave their...

I have a family that is willing to leave their children with me from the time I open until the time I close... :( It makes me sad for their children. I made my hours like this to be able to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,339
Posted By MrsCoffee
I had a hard parent to deal with early this...

I had a hard parent to deal with early this spring, when I went from unlicensed to licensed. I raised my rates on the half day only children from $10.00 to $20.00.

This parent was so mad!! Came...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,248
Posted By MrsCoffee
Anyone Here CDA Certified?

I am currently on my third course for my CDA certificate, five more to go:D just wanted to see if anyone here is also doing this or has already.

Has it helped and did you switch from being an in...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-04-2010, 06:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 36,214
Posted By MrsCoffee
Its crazy that licensed daycare's would charge...

Its crazy that licensed daycare's would charge less then that Janet! I did see that on there but I tell my families to check around and remember you will get what you pay for!! Haven't had any...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-04-2010, 06:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 36,214
Posted By MrsCoffee
Rates

I am in South East Michigan

I charge
$150.00 week for infant up to 18 months
$125.00 week for 18 months and up
$100.00 week for 1/2 day after school care
$50.00 week for after school care...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-04-2010, 06:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 36,214
Posted By MrsCoffee
Where are you from in Michigan Janet?

Where are you from in Michigan Janet?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,002
Posted By MrsCoffee
Grandmom - Great Advise, I will do this. Thank...

Grandmom - Great Advise, I will do this. Thank you :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,002
Posted By MrsCoffee
Unhappy Sickness! When to Send Home...

I have in my contract that if I child is:

Vomiting
Diarrhea
Fever over 100.0
Thick green discharge coming from nose
-Or anything contagious

That they may not come to daycare....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2010, 06:17 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 28,398
Posted By MrsCoffee
Question What state are you from unregistered?

What state are you from unregistered?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,580
Posted By MrsCoffee
I agree I am very blessed I am all full, but I...

I agree I am very blessed I am all full, but I never gave the option to have summers off...? Once I got my license I was looking for full timers that sign yearly contracts, I took in part time drop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,255
Posted By MrsCoffee
OMG!! My husband would say that!! :D

OMG!! My husband would say that!! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,175
Posted By MrsCoffee
State aide provider? Do I need to fill one...

State aide provider?

Do I need to fill one out? I am in Michigan. I am set to start the week of the 26th. The parents are very sweet and probably the only parents I would do this for. I have heard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,676
Posted By MrsCoffee
Wink I totally agree and I do the same thing! The loud...

I totally agree and I do the same thing! The loud classical is what I play and it really helps. My dck's all sleeping in the living room dining room area. We just push back the big toys. It is all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,175
Posted By MrsCoffee
How Do You Charge/Prorate State Assisted Families?

I will be taking children at the end of this month that receive state assistance, I am going to prorate the families dues as I am payed upfront and weekly. I thought take it off the next month or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2010, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,306
Posted By MrsCoffee
This has a page for part time contract and a...

This has a page for part time contract and a separate one for full timers. I hope this helps. Contracts are overwhelming and sticky sometimes. I was so glad to have this done and I think it is very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2010, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,306
Posted By MrsCoffee
Parent responsibility: 1. Dress child...

Parent responsibility:

1. Dress child according to the weather forecast. We will go outside at least once a day in nice weather.

2.Please be sure your child always has a change of clothing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,306
Posted By MrsCoffee
My contract

Hope this works I was blessed with help on it from a former Daycare woman for of 20 plus years. ;) Will post in 3 parts.


Hours of Operation: 7:00 A.M. – 5:45 P.M Monday through Friday

...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,789
Posted By MrsCoffee
My morning routine: Alarm is set for 430 wak...

My morning routine:

Alarm is set for 430 wak up at 6-630 (never hear it)
Make sure dishwasher is unloaded, kitchen clean, floors are swept and I always have to vacuum before I open. Get my kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2010, 06:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,789
Posted By MrsCoffee
Question Just for fun ~ How Do You Start Your Morning?

Do you open your daycare ready to go all dressed, hair done OR in your robe and jammies hair in a ponytail?

What time do you wake up to prepare for the day?

I ask because I am trying so hard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,619
Posted By MrsCoffee
I passed!! It went fine, and she so much more...

I passed!! It went fine, and she so much more pleasant than I thought. I truly misjudge my inspector :( But all is well I was approved with roughly 320 sq feet and told that I made great use of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2010, 05:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,284
Posted By MrsCoffee
My home is like the one you are looking to rent....

My home is like the one you are looking to rent. I live in a tri level home my daycare is on the main level living room dining room kitchen. the bathroom is at the top of the stairs and the changing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2010, 04:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,001
Posted By MrsCoffee
Wink I have a great contract that my very dear friend...

I have a great contract that my very dear friend that was in daycare 20 + years helped me create, it was hers and we just personalized it. It is clear and to the point, not to wordy. But it has note...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,648
Posted By MrsCoffee
I certainty do not want to hurt them or blame...

I certainty do not want to hurt them or blame them. Thank you MomofSix and Mac I think asking if I could help with what the Dr. suggested is a good start. I do hope that will get them thinking in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,648
Posted By MrsCoffee
Question Should I Speak to Parents of My Overweight DCB?

I am not sure how to approach this... I have been watching this little guy for a little over a year now, he is about 27 months old and weighs 48.5 lbs. I feed him healthy food in my home, I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,619
Posted By MrsCoffee
Is there a number for the technical assistance? I...

Is there a number for the technical assistance? I saw a manual, I have read enough of those to last me a lifetime:confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,619
Posted By MrsCoffee
Thank you MomofSix! I will be checking that out!...

Thank you MomofSix! I will be checking that out! At my orientation the instructors ( 2 field consultants) told us that they sometimes come as soon as Lansing says they received the compliance letter....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,619
Posted By MrsCoffee
Question !!Waiting for My Inspection... Mi!!

I am from Southeastern Mi, and awaiting my inspection.. I have done all that is required but I am so afraid I am going to miss something. Anyone from Mi, that can tell me what to expect? Also I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,685
Posted By MrsCoffee
Oh do I feel you today!! (6 month old dcB had an...

Oh do I feel you today!! (6 month old dcB had an offal day :( )

I can say for sure this will pass, I have a dcB that started last March, it took literally 8 weeks to calm him all the anxiety...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,881
Posted By MrsCoffee
I do but I am supose to keep all the children in...

I do but I am supose to keep all the children in one room at rest time.:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,881
Posted By MrsCoffee
Angry Nap Time Screamers...

I am overwhelmed right now, I have changed him twice fed him in the middle of what was suppose to be nap... Oragel and nothing is helping... How ladies and gents do we handle days like these...

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,311
Posted By MrsCoffee
Thanks for the encouragement, today was great...

Thanks for the encouragement, today was great actually. The babies both came and felt much better ;) They all took great naps as well :) It was a beautiful sunny spring day and we even got to enjoy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2010, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,311
Posted By MrsCoffee
Unhappy Need Some Major Advise/Encouragement

Yesterday was a terrible day! I almost have doubts of being a provider when I have to deal with parents like this!!!!

So dcB gets dropped of with his sister 5 who goes to school, dcB is very fussy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 392,251
Posted By MrsCoffee
Mom says DCB just loves it here!

After 2 days off dcb arrived to day and literally ran to the door, didn't care to say bye to mom just started playing and dancing around. Mom said "I don't know if it's the kids or what but he just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2010, 05:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,894
Posted By MrsCoffee
I gave them an updated contract! :D It states 545...

I gave them an updated contract! :D It states 545 with a $15.00 late fee for EVERY five minutes late NO EXCEPTIONS... Thank you all for your advise. I really want to have it be 530 but I don't think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,894
Posted By MrsCoffee
I can't let him go just yet, I really love the...

I can't let him go just yet, I really love the children and also I need the income. I could let go of the second job but I have had it for 8 years and love it. My boss from that time switched my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,733
Posted By MrsCoffee
Fro one Newbie to another Newbie, Welcome!! I...

Fro one Newbie to another Newbie, Welcome!! I also love this forum, glad you came out from lurking and joined the club! Haha :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,894
Posted By MrsCoffee
Parent Lied and was Shopping When They Said They were Held over at Work!!

How do you handle these situations "Professionally"? :confused: I provide daycare to a family that is set to pick up between 530-545, I leave for my 2nd job at 555. I know, I know but I had this job...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,369
Posted By MrsCoffee
Question How Do Departures Go in Your Daycares?...

Ok so I have been BBS for a very long time and have made the leap to get my license! Yay! :lol: Ok here is the question, who gets the children ready to go home? :confused: I used to have the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,294
Posted By MrsCoffee
Wink I am from Michigan, here 1 person may be licensed...

I am from Michigan, here 1 person may be licensed for 6 children under age 6. You can contact your local state government for that info. My state has a great website with all the info on it that I...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-23-2010, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,222
Posted By MrsCoffee
Exclamation I have a child that was like this exactly to the...

I have a child that was like this exactly to the "T" just a bit older (15 months) I worked with him and his parents on settling him into a routine. I got to the point where I literally told them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2010, 05:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,340
Posted By MrsCoffee
Question Floor Space Question

Do the toys on the ground take away room the floor space you need? I need 210 sq feet for my daycare. I am curious about the floor space, I know that my furniture will be subtracted but wheat about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2010, 05:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,019
Posted By MrsCoffee
We go on nature walks and I let the kids collect...

We go on nature walks and I let the kids collect rocks and different things like flowers tree bark acorns and with the rocks we make rock pets w/googly eyes. And with the tree bark and flowers we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,313
Posted By MrsCoffee
Wink I suggest having field trips planned in advance...

I suggest having field trips planned in advance so parents that do not want their children to participate can find alternative care for their little one. Then problems such as this can be avoided;);).
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-16-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 90,679
Posted By MrsCoffee
Red face Holidays and sick days

I have a contract and in it it states that I will be taking 3 vacation weeks a year in which they will need to find alternative care. I do not charge them for these days. Also the days are set for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,266
Posted By MrsCoffee
Talking Just got off the phone with the Lansing DC...

Just got off the phone with the Lansing DC licensing office.. They told me after orientation I can fax in my signed in compliance and be opened the next day after they file it with the state. I will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,266
Posted By MrsCoffee
Southeast Mi

Southeast Mi
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,266
Posted By MrsCoffee
Talking So happy for another Michigander!!

I started the process in mid November, but it was delayed about 6 weeks because of an unreadable Radon test (Had to resend it) January 12 the state received and approved my application, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,266
Posted By MrsCoffee
Question Preparing for My Orientation and Inspection!!... Help Michigan

Hi all!

I am new to this forum and thankful to God it's here. I need advice about what to expect at orientation and perhaps some common mistakes people make when inspected the first time. I have...