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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Pepperth
I'm having a conference with his mom next week. ...

I'm having a conference with his mom next week. His mom is concerned about his behaviors at home and has been emailing me, so I thought it would be a good time to just touch base in general. His...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,336
Posted By Pepperth
Winter. I'm tired of being cold and tired.

Winter. I'm tired of being cold and tired.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Pepperth
Recognizes some shapes and most numbers.

Recognizes some shapes and most numbers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Pepperth
Trouble Learning ABC's

I have a little guy in my room who is 5.5 years old. He will start kindergarten next year. Bright as can be. Makes the most elaborate block structures. Also, a valuble and good friend to everybody...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2019, 03:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By Pepperth
Sesame Street In Communities has some free...

Sesame Street In Communities has some free courses that produce a certifiate and everything. Its my new favorite resourse actually because the courses are really interesting to take and all free.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By Pepperth
You know...I think I have a lot of those items on...

You know...I think I have a lot of those items on hand already! That's a good idea.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By Pepperth
Is there any chance they'd move the bus stop...

Is there any chance they'd move the bus stop closer if you mentioned you had a daycare? I know its a longshot, but it actually worked for me. (There were other factors involved such as the original...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By Pepperth
Love both these ideas.

Love both these ideas.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By Pepperth
I don't have the authority to buy and sell items...

I don't have the authority to buy and sell items that are legal to have on the playground such as the swings and monkey bars. I only have the authority to sell the plastic slides because the State...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By Pepperth
Playground Dilemma

Here is my dilemma. I work for a private program that is preschool-8th grade. The playground is shared with older elementary as well as the general public. When the early childhood program was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 320,852
Posted By Pepperth
Heard the best comeback for "You're not my best...

Heard the best comeback for "You're not my best friend." Three year old responds "That's ok. My Daddy is my best friend anyway."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 230,715
Posted By Pepperth
"Miss Pepperth, you look just like Anna from...

"Miss Pepperth, you look just like Anna from frozen with the white stripe in your hair." This, from a 5 year old, is a major compliment...I think.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,358
Posted By Pepperth
I dislike not being able to use shaving cream. I...

I dislike not being able to use shaving cream. I loved the way it cleaned the tables and made them smell while the kids played. I know there are alternatives, but it just isn't the same.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5,599
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 606,523
Posted By Pepperth
One of my previous dcb had a birthday party that...

One of my previous dcb had a birthday party that was "poop" themed. It was disgusting. I don't understand the appeal at all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 320,852
Posted By Pepperth
A snow day, when you least expect it, and most...

A snow day, when you least expect it, and most need it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5,599
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 606,523
Posted By Pepperth
When administrators and committees make decisions...

When administrators and committees make decisions about the program without having a clue about what the local market is like. Then wonder why enrollment is low.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,679
Posted By Pepperth
1. Gift card to local coffee shop 2. Gift...

1. Gift card to local coffee shop
2. Gift card to different local coffee shop
3. Bag of coffee, 6 of my favorite local candies (dark chocolate covered caramels with sea salt)
4. Handcrafted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 03:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,101
Posted By Pepperth
Definately talk to the school. Maybe they can...

Definately talk to the school. Maybe they can stagger their release so you can get a head start.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,572
Posted By Pepperth
I confess that I highly regret closing my home...

I confess that I highly regret closing my home daycare to work at my kids school. There was so much less drama when I was working by myself. But, my kids love having me here and I wasn't sure how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 230,715
Posted By Pepperth
Also, I love that Danielle is a donkey. I hope...

Also, I love that Danielle is a donkey. I hope the irony isn't lost on them when you schedule the conference.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By Pepperth
I have to say...you are my go to source for...

I have to say...you are my go to source for anything daycare, and 100 percent my go to source for rational people to seek advice from. :lol: Thanks for having daycare.com.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By Pepperth
Marketing Help

I've been reading the message boards about marketing, and I'm trying to figure out a few new ideas. When I google "preschool" and my city, the school at which I work doesn't show up on the map of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,727
Posted By Pepperth
I don't know about public schools, but I work in...

I don't know about public schools, but I work in a Catholic School, and we are fingerprinted, background checked, take a 2 hour course about keeping kids safe, and have to take a small monthly quiz...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,537
Posted By Pepperth
This phrase drives me so crazy. I'm curious to...

This phrase drives me so crazy. I'm curious to hear how people respond to this one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 320,852
Posted By Pepperth
I was browsing through a working mom facebook...

I was browsing through a working mom facebook group I belong go, and a teacher posted regarding her daycare wanting money to hold a spot while the child was home for the summer. I cringed, thinking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 970
Posted By Pepperth
My 8 year old's latest thing every Sunday after...

My 8 year old's latest thing every Sunday after church is grabbing coffee like the adults. His is decaf with lots of cream but he sure enjoys it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By Pepperth
Yes, I've been in a school based program this...

Yes, I've been in a school based program this year. I was standing outside the door and something didn't sound right. Kid pooped in the urinal. So much more effort to do that. Not sure why.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,146
Posted By Pepperth
I'd be hesitant about any scent used in public. I...

I'd be hesitant about any scent used in public. I use certain oils at home. Sometimes though I've walked into public buildings where they are burning oils, and it really bothers my asthma. The same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,300
Posted By Pepperth
He's been going to potty on his own all winter. ...

He's been going to potty on his own all winter. He LOVES using the urinals at school...like thats the coolest thing ever. :Sunny: The toilets themselves are not as fun, but up until recently, he's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,300
Posted By Pepperth
He had just trained when I took this job in...

He had just trained when I took this job in August. He hasn't had any accidents in several months until this past week when he started pooping right after lunch while in snowpants outside. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,300
Posted By Pepperth
Potty Accidents-My Child

OF course its my kid. I'm a 3 and up daycare located in a private school. My son was barely potty trained when we both started, but he has been trained for months now. Recently, I changed the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By Pepperth
Marketing-When Do You Advertise For Summer Openings

I have a 3-5 year old program, within a private school setting. We are looking to pick up as many kids as possible for the summer, and it would be nice to have a feel for it so we can staff it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By Pepperth
And the are gross when a kid put scoop of sand in...

And the are gross when a kid put scoop of sand in with them. Not that I've experienced that today.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,595
Posted By Pepperth
Wow, my son is in 2nd grade and hasn't had the...

Wow, my son is in 2nd grade and hasn't had the word thermometer yet. I actually really like what his teacher does this year. She teaches a spelling rule and has practice words, but my son doesn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,658
Posted By Pepperth
Unacceptable Behavior

We have a daycare child (age 3.5) whose behavior is getting to a point that is completely and totally unacceptable. He throws massive screaming fits throughout the whole day...not crying, but high...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,223
Posted By Pepperth
I bought a bunch of laundry baskets from the...

I bought a bunch of laundry baskets from the dollar store. We'll see how that goes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,223
Posted By Pepperth
How To Organize My Coat Area

This is a silly question. I just can't figure it out. When I had a home daycare I had a coat hook assigned to each kid. Right now, I have a daycare in a school. In any given day, I have before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,358
Posted By Pepperth
Northern climate here as well. Its currently 25...

Northern climate here as well. Its currently 25 degrees. I take wind into account, but I go out unless the wind chill is bad. We bundle up and don't stay out as long, but the kids and I both need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,910
Posted By Pepperth
I almost posted last night in response, but then...

I almost posted last night in response, but then noticed it was from 2013. I'll post anyway, lol. This was me with American history, specifically JFK. I was the only 6th grader in my school to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,211
Posted By Pepperth
Because she's "Not crying."

Because she's "Not crying."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2017, 04:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,485
Posted By Pepperth
Thank you for this site. Its been a lifeline.

Thank you for this site. Its been a lifeline.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2017, 04:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,132
Posted By Pepperth
How Can I Help This Child Settle In?

Daycare is in a school setting. DCG (3) comes 2x a week after her preschool class, but has a rough transition into the daycare. Its only week two and this is all very new to her. How can I help...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By Pepperth
That's perfect. Thanks. The best part is I'll...

That's perfect. Thanks. The best part is I'll still be involved in childcare, just a different venture, so I still plan on hanging around.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By Pepperth
Closing- Need Help Notifying Parents

I'm trying to write a daycare closing letter, as a new opportunity has presented itself that I cannot pass up. I was hoping to give more notice, but I will only be able to give a little over 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,409
Posted By Pepperth
Yes, and he's my son. Never stops talking, ever.

Yes, and he's my son. Never stops talking, ever.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5,599
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 606,523
Posted By Pepperth
We do rec soccer and it starts 15 minutes after...

We do rec soccer and it starts 15 minutes after my last pickup. It's stressful getting my kid all dressed/fed before his game. Usually I feed the last daycare kid an extra snack because otherwise...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5,599
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 606,523
Posted By Pepperth
If I could change one thing about this business,...

If I could change one thing about this business, it would be that I'd have the ability to bring my children to appointments. I hate being stuck at home. My husband has to do them all, which...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,480
Posted By Pepperth
I live very far up north too, with cold weather...

I live very far up north too, with cold weather quite often. SO, that being said, now that its FINALLY summer, we go out for an hour after breakfast. Come inside for an hour or so, then we are out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By Pepperth
I highly recommend going to the doctor. For the...

I highly recommend going to the doctor. For the last year, I was exhausted, but chalked it up to working too hard. Turns out my thyroid and vitamin levels were out of whack. A week into medication...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,101
Posted By Pepperth
I got this as a bank teller too. Every once in a...

I got this as a bank teller too. Every once in a while if a person was really rude, I'd as " Do you know my name? " Once I had a customer say "I've been banking here since 1983" And I responded...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By Pepperth
I had to do this all last year. Fortunately this...

I had to do this all last year. Fortunately this year, the bus stop moved a block over to my driveway. Thanks goodness!!!

I made sure all the parents knew the time we walked to the bus stop. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2017, 03:34 AM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 320,852
Posted By Pepperth
I will probably regret it later, but I couldn't...

I will probably regret it later, but I couldn't sleep past 3 this morning. I got up and did a BUNCH of daycare paperwork! Coffee? Yes, please.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,592
Posted By Pepperth
All times of year: 2 changes of clothing, blanket...

All times of year: 2 changes of clothing, blanket to be kept here, diapers, (3) bottles to be kept here if needed

Seasonally:. Winter attire, swimsuit to be packed daily in summer, sunscreen to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,542
Posted By Pepperth
Good suggestion. I need to add this to my...

Good suggestion. I need to add this to my handbook.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,436
Posted By Pepperth
Last summer, I had 2 school agers (which helped...

Last summer, I had 2 school agers (which helped immensly as they entertained each other the whole time.) They had an area to play legos, where only they could go. I also purchased a notebook and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,311
Posted By Pepperth
This is exactly what I do too.

This is exactly what I do too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2017, 04:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,427
Posted By Pepperth
I think it depends so much on the time clients...

I think it depends so much on the time clients drop off and pick up. I do a 12:00 nap time here for the older kids. With my son, I dropped it around a year and he could hold out until noon, take a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2017, 04:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,808
Posted By Pepperth
I agree with this 100%. Obviously this would...

I agree with this 100%. Obviously this would work better in a school system type of setting, where support staff is possible. (which is probably the whole point of the thing anyway.) I wish...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,600
Posted By Pepperth
Cleaning and cooking is something I enjoy, but...

Cleaning and cooking is something I enjoy, but I'm getting tired of it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,575
Posted By Pepperth
They can stop by early any time to pick up. They...

They can stop by early any time to pick up. They text me if it's at naptime because I'll have them use a different door. It makes my day easier and I like transparency.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2017, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,091
Posted By Pepperth
We made scratch paper in art class back in high...

We made scratch paper in art class back in high school. To be ironic, I made the grim reaper. (Rainbow colored grim reaper contracted with black.) I didn't get a good grade.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2017, 04:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,379
Posted By Pepperth
Ouch. That really stinks. Sounds like you have a...

Ouch. That really stinks. Sounds like you have a lot of kids at home this week anyway. Hopefully that means an easier week for you after everybody is sent home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2017, 03:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,467
Posted By Pepperth
This.

This.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,492
Posted By Pepperth
I agree 100 percent. I hear a lot of of people my...

I agree 100 percent. I hear a lot of of people my age complain about not really knowing where to find friends once you get past the college age. Ive often thought if everybody who said that became...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,492
Posted By Pepperth
A lot of times I feel like the village is lost to...

A lot of times I feel like the village is lost to me. I see it elsewhere in my community, and I'd love to have it surrounding me, but i can't figure out how. My community has had a few tragic...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,305
Posted By Pepperth
If it makes you feel any better, my husband...

If it makes you feel any better, my husband forgot to get my son from school last week. Its not part of his normal routine, but I got the dreaded text from his teacher. Boy did he hear about it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,664
Posted By Pepperth
My first thought was playdough, cookie cutters,...

My first thought was playdough, cookie cutters, and fun stuff like that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2017, 04:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,671
Posted By Pepperth
The kids just use my kitchen table, so I just...

The kids just use my kitchen table, so I just moved them when I need the highchair for the next child. I also have a restaurant style chair I can use.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2017, 04:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,214
Posted By Pepperth
Completed paperwork. Start date on the books.

Completed paperwork. Start date on the books.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 968
Posted By Pepperth
Oh my. I had a 2 year old lay down on my deck...

Oh my. I had a 2 year old lay down on my deck and watch the others play. He wasn't sick, just a case of the Mondays.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 230,715
Posted By Pepperth
My 2 year old son trying to win an argument with...

My 2 year old son trying to win an argument with 3 year old dcb about who is taller: "Mommy! DCB say my taller and my NOT taller. My bigger!"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,638
Posted By Pepperth
I was thinking of printing out the "if you give a...

I was thinking of printing out the "if you give a mom a muffin" poem and having the kids decorate around it. We'll probably make a batch of muffins to hand out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2017, 04:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,682
Posted By Pepperth
It's mandated in my state to cover sandboxes.

It's mandated in my state to cover sandboxes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By Pepperth
It gets especially frustrating because I also...

It gets especially frustrating because I also have a 17 month old in care who has really good self help skills, can take off her coat, puts on her hat, etc. I can teach skills but without the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By Pepperth
What Age On Self Help Skills

At what age do you expect a child to attempt self help skills like putting on a coat or boots. (I'm not expecting mastery, just the attempt). Typically by 2.5 my kids all know the flip trick to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5,599
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 606,523
Posted By Pepperth
DCB is grinding his teeth nonstop this morning. ...

DCB is grinding his teeth nonstop this morning. It is driving me absolutely batty.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 320,852
Posted By Pepperth
I am retaining one of my favorite littles for the...

I am retaining one of my favorite littles for the fall!! I was half expecting him to attend preschool.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,536
Posted By Pepperth
I get to be home with my little son. I get to...

I get to be home with my little son. I get to be home when my older son gets off the bus, during summer vacations and never have to scramble when my kids are sick or They have a snow day. No scary...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 941
Posted By Pepperth
Making A New Form-Need Help With Wording

I'm creating a form to find out what my clients needs are for fall daycare. Specifically, I have 3 children who are at the age when most people go to preschool, and I want to know if I am retaining...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,145
Posted By Pepperth
I'm actually liking today. So far the kids did...

I'm actually liking today. So far the kids did come in all tired, but they fell asleep at nap super easy and I expect a long nap today. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 994
Posted By Pepperth
I think we're going to make muffins and do a...

I think we're going to make muffins and do a print off of "If you give a mom a muffin."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5,599
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 606,523
Posted By Pepperth
And my son has strep throat AGAIN. Third time in...

And my son has strep throat AGAIN. Third time in the last two months. At least its my older child who can stay away from the daycare children, but I really don't want another round of illness to go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,919
Posted By Pepperth
They can't walk around with cups here, but are...

They can't walk around with cups here, but are welcome to ask for water at any point and drink it in the kitchen. No juice here ever unless I have an excess of fruit and we have a special day where...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,245
Posted By Pepperth
My first spots filled through local Facebook...

My first spots filled through local Facebook groups and a referral from an already full provider. Then word of mouth after that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,410
Posted By Pepperth
I didn't focus too heavily on a schedule, and...

I didn't focus too heavily on a schedule, and just focused on the basics of food and nap, supplimented with lots of outside play to wear them out. I didn't have a large group at the time and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,410
Posted By Pepperth
I offered a decent amount of drop-in care when I...

I offered a decent amount of drop-in care when I first opened before I filled up with regular clients. The largest con I saw was that the children weren't necessarily on my schedule. For me, the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2017, 04:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,247
Posted By Pepperth
I agree. A lot of parents think its cute when...

I agree. A lot of parents think its cute when their kids swear. It needs to become their problem if you are going to fix it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2017, 04:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,720
Posted By Pepperth
I send home at 100.9, but I'll send a text...

I send home at 100.9, but I'll send a text earlier just to warn a parent if we are approaching it. (In case I need to call for pickup later.)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2017, 04:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,129
Posted By Pepperth
I do this. We rarely use it, but there's no...

I do this. We rarely use it, but there's no arguing that you didn't cover it when their signature is right there.

I think with having so few kids enrolled, she's very fortunate that you were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,243
Posted By Pepperth
With a young two year old today... Take mitten...

With a young two year old today... Take mitten off, place hand in snow, scream. I put mittens on. Repeat until I put wool socks over his mittens.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,140
Posted By Pepperth
One of my clients had a similar concern when her...

One of my clients had a similar concern when her child first started. I explained the dogs routine and left it in their court. They've turned into wonderful clients and haven't had any concerns...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,256
Posted By Pepperth
I've done a clothing drive that went to children...

I've done a clothing drive that went to children in foster care. The kids enjoyed decorating the donation box and when the organization came to pick up the clothing, we got a cool photo of the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2017, 04:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,791
Posted By Pepperth
Ironically, I just watched that on YouTube...

Ironically, I just watched that on YouTube yesterday. Seemed like a strange situation all around.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 03-31-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,520
Posted By Pepperth
Milk for breakfast and lunch. Water for snacks...

Milk for breakfast and lunch. Water for snacks and whenever they are thirsty. For my own children even, I only tend to buy juice for Sunday morning breakfast.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 320,852
Posted By Pepperth
Everybody picked up by 3:30 today. That never...

Everybody picked up by 3:30 today. That never happens, so I bought my children chocolate shakes, brought my husband one at work and took the kids to the park. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,064
Posted By Pepperth
For me it depends of if it is an incident of...

For me it depends of if it is an incident of vomit. A lot of times, I'll actually move all the healthy children into my living room for a television show, and keep the ill child in the playroom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By Pepperth
I agree with Mike.

I agree with Mike.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,269
Posted By Pepperth
If you are looking for easy to clean, I recommend...

If you are looking for easy to clean, I recommend going to the dollar store and buying disposable table clothes for under the sensory bin. Then you can shake it off in the garbage or just toss it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5,599
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 606,523
Posted By Pepperth
I'm so over winter. I feel like somebody in my...

I'm so over winter. I feel like somebody in my house has been sick all winter. It started New Years Eve when my son had a stomach virus that went through the whole daycare over the course of a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,508
Posted By Pepperth
No advice, just hugs. :hug:

No advice, just hugs. :hug:
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