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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By pandamom
Hi! I worked in three different CDCís for a...

Hi! I worked in three different CDCís for a total of five years. I can say that it is tough. Especially as a flex employee. Have you been flex for the entire two years at the same facility? ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,573
Posted By pandamom
Hi! I am an Air Force childcare center...

Hi! I am an Air Force childcare center caregiver- total of five years now. About to work in my third country when we move in a few months. I'm a toddler caregiver too- my favorite age group.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2017, 05:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,886
Posted By pandamom
I'm at. Center. We send home for 100.5 and over....

I'm at. Center. We send home for 100.5 and over. They're not supposed to come back until they're fever free without meds for 24 hours
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,786
Posted By pandamom
My two children Only have 3 of the hib. They...

My two children Only have 3 of the hib. They attended a government daycare facility and go to public school here in California. Both places accepted the three shots. I did at one point try to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,665
Posted By pandamom
I think it is common. However I would t like...

I think it is common. However I would t like cleaning bathrooms. I work in a center in a military base. We do hav custodial staff. For cleaning, caregivers are responsible for cleaning up after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2016, 04:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,884
Posted By pandamom
Have you thought about trying to get your son a...

Have you thought about trying to get your son a regular spot at the CDc? I'm working at my third CDC (due to PCS's) and my twins have attended CDC's and are at the youth center now. One has mild...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,159
Posted By pandamom
This! I work in a center and we're supposed to...

This! I work in a center and we're supposed to use positive redirection always. There have been a few times that I've had to yell loudly to sort of startle a kid or get their attention before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,930
Posted By pandamom
I work in a center and my room has a rule that if...

I work in a center and my room has a rule that if a child wants their lovie, they must sit down at the small table and chairs by the front window. If they want to go play, blanket or item must be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,902
Posted By pandamom
I work in a center and when my twins were little,...

I work in a center and when my twins were little, I paid full tuition for both of them. I basically made nothing after paying. BUT it was worth it to me because I was getting a 401k match, paid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2016, 02:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,400
Posted By pandamom
I work at my military base childcare center- it's...

I work at my military base childcare center- it's also NAEYC accredited.

Familie's pay a sliding scale based on total household income. Familie's that earn more than (I want to say off the top of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5,817
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 651,619
Posted By pandamom
Big hugs. I changed my diet drastically too in...

Big hugs. I changed my diet drastically too in January to help combat the symptoms of my PCOS and endometriosis. I started with the auto immune protocol and then modified it based on my reactions....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5,817
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 651,619
Posted By pandamom
Caregiver in my sister room is on vacation. ...

Caregiver in my sister room is on vacation. Because of not having enough people with a background check, I've been pulled from my room to work in the other room. The other person working with me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,721
Posted By pandamom
I'd probably just do the pull up. I change...

I'd probably just do the pull up. I change diapers and send potty trained kids to the toilet before lunch. During this time I put pull ups on the of kids that need it for nap. It helps keep the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,970
Posted By pandamom
Because you said a holiday program, I assume it's...

Because you said a holiday program, I assume it's not he CDC? I work at the CDC and we aren't allowed to celebrate any holidays.

Your child/ren should not be excluded because of photographs. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,358
Posted By pandamom
A big one at our center is dealing with special...

A big one at our center is dealing with special needs- how to best hell children within our program. And even how to discuss issues we may see with parents to get their child tested to see if there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By pandamom
Write a letter and give it to the director. Give...

Write a letter and give it to the director. Give the caregiver a copy of the letter. I'm sure the director will give kudos to the cargiver too and put it in her personnel file. At our center, we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,211
Posted By pandamom
I use it at work (I work in a center). I don't...

I use it at work (I work in a center). I don't know any other curriculum. But I like it. Activities are based on observations of the children from the previous week. So we do activities based on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,991
Posted By pandamom
Ugh. That's when I have the "potty training...

Ugh. That's when I have the "potty training friendly" clothing discussion. Depending on the parent, I can usually suggest he pull ups with side tabs. Does your center have a potty training...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,217
Posted By pandamom
I work in a NAEYC center. We allow cloth diapers...

I work in a NAEYC center. We allow cloth diapers with a doctors note stating child cannot use disposables. Cloth diapers can only be all in ones or pockets that are already stuffed. Must have same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,314
Posted By pandamom
Ita wh what the others said. I work in a center....

Ita wh what the others said. I work in a center. So I have up to fourteen two year olds with another caregiver. Outside time and or large motor activities are key. If we can't go outside because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,597
Posted By pandamom
I work in a center too. I'd bring this up with...

I work in a center too. I'd bring this up with the director asap. Purposely not securing a gate and allowing children to wander without a caregiver is a huge accountability issue.

You never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5,817
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 651,619
Posted By pandamom
All toddler classes missed out on two hours of...

All toddler classes missed out on two hours of outdoor play today. Before lunch they were ready to climb the walls. I know it'll be too hot this afternoon to try outdoor play.

Why can't we go...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-17-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,690
Posted By pandamom
That's great to hear about your son napping!! I...

That's great to hear about your son napping!! I work in a center although I'm a 2 year old caregiver.

I've had a few children come to my room that had not previously been in a center. Same sort...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,039
Posted By pandamom
How about an outdoor guitar. We went to a big...

How about an outdoor guitar. We went to a big outdoor kid park that had them. It was basically a wooden rectangle with wires across it. My kids liked going up to ping on the strings
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,808
Posted By pandamom
Some pieces of advice. Observe each room to...

Some pieces of advice.

Observe each room to see how they run. Each room has different dynamics in what works for them. When I help another room I try to follow how they run. It helps keep the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,808
Posted By pandamom
Welcome! I work in a center too- I'm a toddler...

Welcome! I work in a center too- I'm a toddler (2-3 years old) caregiver in a NAEYC center.

Frequency of diaper changes may depend on the state and center. But for us, diapers must be changed at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,318
Posted By pandamom
Wow, ex. Is in for a rude awakening at the CDC. ...

Wow, ex. Is in for a rude awakening at the CDC. I work in one. She'll pay regardless of attendance, the week before care. And the CDC has pretty strict illness policies- she'll pay even if he's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,074
Posted By pandamom
Crazy. My twins are going to kindly next year. ...

Crazy. My twins are going to kindly next year. If there were a kindly prom, we'd stay home and do some cool activities. No way am I shelling out money for a dance for my 5 or 6 year olds!! They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,463
Posted By pandamom
Hahaha. I work in a center so each room has...

Hahaha. I work in a center so each room has three caregivers.

when kids get dropped off, we will sometimes explain that mom or dad have to go to work and as soon as they are done they will pick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,010
Posted By pandamom
I work in a center too. I agree with moving her...

I work in a center too. I agree with moving her to a different room. Our center actually has a policy about not letting parents work in a room witty their children. It's just too disruptive and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,002
Posted By pandamom
I completely agree with the others. Speak to...

I completely agree with the others. Speak to your director.

I also work in a center. I once had a coworker who had mentally checked out before her family's move back stateside. She was not...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-27-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,393
Posted By pandamom
I work in a NAEYC accredited center. Most of...

I work in a NAEYC accredited center.

Most of your concerns are how centers are just run.

no bottles, one nap and on a nap mat (no cribs), structured schedule, and no high chairs (only eating at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,529
Posted By pandamom
You can use me as an example. I really kick...

You can use me as an example. I really kick myself, my fault.

I allowed one of my sons to have milk in a sippy cup at bedtime until he was 2 years old. His first dentist appointment was a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,770
Posted By pandamom
Ok, this is coming from a mom of two boys who...

Ok, this is coming from a mom of two boys who receive early intervention and a center employee who has had to have this talk with parents of children in my class.

First, make sure you give two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,838
Posted By pandamom
My sons used these. They are perfect for kids up...

My sons used these. They are perfect for kids up to about 5. My sons carried a change of clothes in them for daycare. Then when we were out and about, they could add a few toys and snacks.
...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-02-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,274
Posted By pandamom
Group gift. I've had parents give our room a big...

Group gift. I've had parents give our room a big box of nice chocolates, nice hand soap and a nice letter. Loved it and we were able to share with our floaters.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-02-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,711
Posted By pandamom
ITA with what the other ppl said about doing part...

ITA with what the other ppl said about doing part time. As a center caregiver, the kids LOVED it when parents came to pick them up early.

And as a parent who had kids enrolled in the same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By pandamom
I've only ever known one. She came back from...

I've only ever known one. She came back from vacation fully potty trained at 18 months old.

The family went to visit family in Russia for about 4 weeks. While they were on vacation, DCG was in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By pandamom
oh no. I hope you and all your DCK's get to...

oh no. I hope you and all your DCK's get to feeling better soon!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By pandamom
One of my sons had a few of them. Like Momofsix,...

One of my sons had a few of them. Like Momofsix, you learn how prevent/combat them. I also did piggy back Advil/Tylenol and even carried suppositories in my purse all the time just in case.

If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 844
Posted By pandamom
enjoy those babies! Every time I'm in an infant...

enjoy those babies! Every time I'm in an infant room, I miss my 2 year olds. Time passes too slowly with the little ones for me, I like the go-go-go with twos :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,598
Posted By pandamom
My favorite gift was from one of my sons' 2 year...

My favorite gift was from one of my sons' 2 year old room. One of the caregivers burned a disk with pictures that had my son in it- a compilation from his time in that room.

I loved it because it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,298
Posted By pandamom
Since I work at a center, it's a no-no. ...

Since I work at a center, it's a no-no.

But I let my 4 year old boys pee in our backyard if they have to go and we're outside.

We go hiking a lot and they do pee in the great outdoors. Since...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,776
Posted By pandamom
same- Tuesday after labor day. However school...

same- Tuesday after labor day. However school here runs to the middle of June.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,233
Posted By pandamom
Have a great time!

Have a great time!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,803
Posted By pandamom
I work in a NAEYCC accredited center. In...

I work in a NAEYCC accredited center. In addition to a full time trainer, we also have the option of doing online courses. I really enjoy these online ones.

http://www.kitonline.org/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,735
Posted By pandamom
I always bag them and send them home. The...

I always bag them and send them home.

The only time I washed an item, it was a disaster. I threw the tshirt in with the rest of the classroom wash (cot sheets, towels, etc). Well, the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,146
Posted By pandamom
that doesn't sound like much- especially if baby...

that doesn't sound like much- especially if baby is crying for more.

I exclusive pumped for my twins. At that age, they wanted 3-5 ounces every 3-4 hours. If I couldn't pump enough , they got...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By pandamom
how old? My twins had a BM every diaper...

how old?

My twins had a BM every diaper change until they were about 6 or 7 months old. And then they still pooped a lot compared to their formula fed friends. I think I remember the lactation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 840
Posted By pandamom
Spiderplant. That's what we have in our room. ...

Spiderplant. That's what we have in our room. They're non-toxic to humans in case a child somehow manages to eat some of it. They're very hard to kill and don't need direct sunlight.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,614
Posted By pandamom
31 Female Married Twin 4 year old boys ...

31
Female
Married
Twin 4 year old boys

We just started taking our sons to restaurants. We did a bit when they were infants because all they did was sleep in their carseats :D And being in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,672
Posted By pandamom
I work in an Air Force child care center. ...

I work in an Air Force child care center. Unfortunately with budget cuts, our money for supplies has drastically dwindled. A lot of times, us caregivers reach into our own pockets for little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,659
Posted By pandamom
I work in a NAEYC accredited center. Infants (12...

I work in a NAEYC accredited center. Infants (12 months and younger) are allowed all day. Once they move to pre-toddler (12-24 months) they are only allowed binkies during nap.

I work in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,855
Posted By pandamom
homemade guacamole is great for a veggie dip....

homemade guacamole is great for a veggie dip. Avacados have good fat in it too which is great for your underweight kids
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,047
Posted By pandamom
One of my sons had this surgery at 2.5 years old....

One of my sons had this surgery at 2.5 years old. When DH and him came home from the hospital, he was good to go- eating, playing, talking, etc.

The surgery was on a Thursday and I took leave...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,261
Posted By pandamom
I work as a caregiver in a NAEYC accredited...

I work as a caregiver in a NAEYC accredited center...in a 2 year old room. It is hard- it took a few months for my body to get used to being on my feet and on the go for the entire shift.

It's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,928
Posted By pandamom
I work in a center in a 2 year old room. I...

I work in a center in a 2 year old room.

I dislike:

-Leggings ARE NOT pants! I have so many girls that come in wearing leggings as pants and we can always see the design of their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 39,824
Posted By pandamom
zombie post! The original post was from...

zombie post!

The original post was from 2008. Now the Air Force CDC's allow you to have your child attend from open to close. The one I worked at was open 12 hours a day.

We did have some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,191
Posted By pandamom
that's so sweet of you! I'd do something like...

that's so sweet of you! I'd do something like nomorejuice wrote. Once my twins came home from the NICU, we exclusively used paper plates, bowls and plastic silverware. We ate a lot of fast food...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,859
Posted By pandamom
Here's another one! I dislike

Here's another one! I dislike
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,158
Posted By pandamom
I work in a center (last month!!!) But DH's...

I work in a center (last month!!!)

But DH's mom had an in-home daycare while he was growing up. DH felt the same way as your teenage son. He also said he never felt like it was "his home" since...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,525
Posted By pandamom
I work in a center. We have a big backpack with...

I work in a center. We have a big backpack with the following supplies:

-a few diapers
-a travel case of wipes
-first aid kit
-receiving blanket for each child (to cover up if it's cold)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,859
Posted By pandamom
not a home provider, but work at the CDC. I...

not a home provider, but work at the CDC.

I dislike the family style dining too! We end up with kids who take half the bowl of food while they serve themselves while we're helping another child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,184
Posted By pandamom
Gah! That first picture was definitely NOT...

Gah! That first picture was definitely NOT needed!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,749
Posted By pandamom
bwahaha. what made him even think it was a good...

bwahaha. what made him even think it was a good idea to put that pic in?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,150
Posted By pandamom
I think they're hoping someone will "volunteer"...

I think they're hoping someone will "volunteer" to watch the children for free, maybe?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,150
Posted By pandamom
Facebook Sales Ad

I feel for the mom, but that's a lot to ask for- nanny, crazy hours for such little pay :/ Especially since the B&A care for older daughter is sort of hidden in the text there

I need a babysitter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,913
Posted By pandamom
woot woot! That's a fantastic find- especially...

woot woot! That's a fantastic find- especially for the long winter indoors!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,829
Posted By pandamom
magna tiles! I am a 2 year old caregiver, so I'm...

magna tiles! I am a 2 year old caregiver, so I'm working with the same age group as you :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,012
Posted By pandamom
or let them know you require tuition for 1...

or let them know you require tuition for 1 year...in advance...tomorrow haha
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,479
Posted By pandamom
wow- that would totally make me not trust her. ...

wow- that would totally make me not trust her. I'd always be wondering if she really was working the time she asked me to work late.

I'd just let her know I won't lie if she asks you again
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,040
Posted By pandamom
I hope you find a great infant to fill the spot! ...

I hope you find a great infant to fill the spot! LOL at your DH :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,813
Posted By pandamom
Last year we "illegally" (can't celebrate...

Last year we "illegally" (can't celebrate holidays in our center) made a heart mural. The kids LOVED it! We got a big piece of cardboard and gave the children pre-cut hearts (also a no-no!) and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,221
Posted By pandamom
I was going to flag it but saw it's already down....

I was going to flag it but saw it's already down. But gathered from the other ppl, I can't believe she put up a map (even incorrect) of your house!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,847
Posted By pandamom
the center I'm at charges $1/minute. If it gets...

the center I'm at charges $1/minute. If it gets to 1 hour past closing and we haven't gotten ahold of parent and non of their emergency contacts will pick up child, we call security forces who will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,112
Posted By pandamom
I am no good at small talk either- my personality...

I am no good at small talk either- my personality type is hermit/introvert :D

But I consider good parent/caregiver relationship as part of good customer service. I had to teach myself to do that....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5,817
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 651,619
Posted By pandamom
OMG- I'm sooo tired today. I work in a NAEYC...

OMG- I'm sooo tired today. I work in a NAEYC center and we just recently transitioned two children with Autism within 2 weeks of each other. Today was the second ones first day in our class. I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,685
Posted By pandamom
I like what I do- working as a 2 year old...

I like what I do- working as a 2 year old caregiver in a NAEYC center. However I'd like to do without all the NAEYC criteria and paperwork :D

Once DH retires from the Air Force and my sons are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,693
Posted By pandamom
yay!!! That's so awesome

yay!!! That's so awesome
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,860
Posted By pandamom
oooo! See's candies (drooling). I'd do a...

oooo! See's candies (drooling). I'd do a general gift card like Walmart, Target or Visa so she can choose to spend the money on daycare stuff or herself or a mixture. That's is very kind of you....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,981
Posted By pandamom
I use the Gold Bond healing lotion. I may try...

I use the Gold Bond healing lotion. I may try that new skin stuff if I can find it at the BX- that'd be great for the little cuts I get around the tips of my fingers
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,577
Posted By pandamom
Our family uses Gold Bond Healing lotion. ...

Our family uses Gold Bond Healing lotion. http://www.amazon.com/Gold-Bond-Ultimate-Healing-Therapy/dp/B001QFDTWO/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386443291&sr=8-1&keywords=gold+bond+healing
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,744
Posted By pandamom
I worked on lesson plans- yay :/

I worked on lesson plans- yay :/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2013, 02:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,510
Posted By pandamom
I have a room of 14 two year olds. I am very...

I have a room of 14 two year olds. I am very diligent on hand washing and my room doesn't seem to get as sick as the other 2 year old rooms.

I've had a few children start out as thumb suckers but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,640
Posted By pandamom
I have a T&C limited. We bought it used (2 years...

I have a T&C limited. We bought it used (2 years old at the time) We looked at the Odyssey but the used prices for a few years old was almost the same as new and we weren't looking to spend that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,867
Posted By pandamom
NOt rude. When my twins were babies, I...

NOt rude.
When my twins were babies, I disabled my doorbell and had a sign on the door at eye level that said, " Don't knock or ring doorbell. There are two babies sleeping." I put that sign up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,102
Posted By pandamom
I work in a 2 year old room (center). We require...

I work in a 2 year old room (center). We require two sets of clothing for diapered children. Five sets for potty training. Two sets for potty trained. For the potty training and potty trained, we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,931
Posted By pandamom
I'm on team "short hair". My husband is in the...

I'm on team "short hair". My husband is in the military and gets his hair cut weekly. We cut our twins' hair about once a month. Dh does a great job doing high and tights on them. My two are so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,546
Posted By pandamom
Korean was my first language but when we PCS'd...

Korean was my first language but when we PCS'd back to the states (mid/late '80s) the kids made fun of me so my mom stopped speaking Korean to me and I lost it :(

I speak enough German to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,535
Posted By pandamom
I work in a center too. We start by doing a...

I work in a center too. We start by doing a cubby notice when we realize they'll be out soon. If that doesn't work, we start doing verbal reminders- our opener and closer verbally remind parents. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,077
Posted By pandamom
It may depend on the center. The center I work...

It may depend on the center. The center I work at will charge late fees for lingering parents. We used to have a DCM who would show up at 1800 (our closing time) and look at his artwork on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,680
Posted By pandamom
I work in a center. Me and my coworkers...

I work in a center.

Me and my coworkers drink coffee and some snacks while we work on lesson plans, the children's portfolios, updating our environment or deep cleaning parts of the room
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,331
Posted By pandamom
For the 2 year olds in my class I don't tell them...

For the 2 year olds in my class I don't tell them that it's "gross" or "yucky". However, I do tell the children that if their hands go down their underwear or diaper, they need to wash their hands-...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,077
Posted By pandamom
I do. I work in a NAEYC center in a two year old...

I do. I work in a NAEYC center in a two year old room. There are pluses and minuses just like any type of job, but I like it. It really helps that the building I'm in is pretty drama free for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,165
Posted By pandamom
I'm with the moms that like to watch their kid in...

I'm with the moms that like to watch their kid in action

I work in the same childcare center as my twins. My room and one of my sons' rooms have a window together so we can look into each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,774
Posted By pandamom
chocolate! I supply consumables for our...

chocolate!

I supply consumables for our center's snack bar. For about 20 employees in our building, I buy 10 bags of chocolate per week:eek: We don't have any smokers at our facility- it'd be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,441
Posted By pandamom
I work in a center which does not allow gun play-...

I work in a center which does not allow gun play- even though the majority of our families are military and a lot of security forces. The rule was made because the gun play quickly escalated into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,765
Posted By pandamom
I would never have someone watch my child in that...

I would never have someone watch my child in that way.

However we were on vacation in the German alps and we did us the base daycare for a day during our 10 day vacation. We wanted to do a gorge...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,363
Posted By pandamom
:( that's a bummer. I remember your previous...

:( that's a bummer. I remember your previous posts about the neighbor. I wonder how many other tenants she's going to run off before the landlord has enough of her
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,499
Posted By pandamom
I work in a center, so there are no contracted...

I work in a center, so there are no contracted hours. I have my two year olds wipe or wash their face when I see them dirty and after meal times. If they can't get them clean all the way, I assist....
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