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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 872
Posted By wdmmom
Policy changes

I am needing to revamp my handbook. What sections do you have? Right now mine includes Welcome, Safety, Entollment, Drop off policy, pick up policy, driveway policy, emergency closures, inclement...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,779
Posted By wdmmom
Eating bread crusts makes your hair curly. ...

Eating bread crusts makes your hair curly.

Eating carrots would help you see better.

Don't make faces, it'll get stuck that way.

If a baby's heartbeat is high, you're having a girl. If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,756
Posted By wdmmom
Are you not charging in advance for care? If you...

Are you not charging in advance for care? If you know for a fact that you want to term, I would send the final demand letter for payment along with the termination papers. Give them 10 business...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By wdmmom
DCM took him to the doctor today and she pulled...

DCM took him to the doctor today and she pulled the "The doctor doesn't think it's Fifths but a respiratory virus since he has a cold and is congested."

(She knows my rules which is that I must...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,130
Posted By wdmmom
I notify families that power has gone out and if...

I notify families that power has gone out and if it is not restored within another 30 minutes, they are required to pick up as soon as possible (within 30 minutes) and I close for the remainder of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By wdmmom
The mom got a fever and has the swollen, sore...

The mom got a fever and has the swollen, sore joints.

As of now, dcb just has the fever and "cold" associated in the first stages.

I do exclude for rashes other than diaper rash.

He's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By wdmmom
Fifth's Disease

What is everyone's policy on Fifth's disease?

I had a DCM tell me on Friday that she was notified that the preschool she was at had a confirmed case. Later that day she fell ill and went to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,020
Posted By wdmmom
I've termed twice and was about to term but dcm...

I've termed twice and was about to term but dcm beat me to it which worked out great.

1.) Parents were split apart. DCD dropped off, DCM picked up. There was a major breakdown in communication,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,225
Posted By wdmmom
I would meet her at the door with her child each...

I would meet her at the door with her child each day and tell her

"I've gotta run. See you tomorrow."

After a few days of this, maybe she'll stop.

If not, the next time she wants to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By wdmmom
Cut it as low as possible and let nature take its...

Cut it as low as possible and let nature take its course. Keep the nail bed as clean and as dry as possible until the new nail has grown in.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,036
Posted By wdmmom
If you are really wanting to term and you already...

If you are really wanting to term and you already have a replacement lined up, you need more of a term letter than a "here's what's wrong" letter.

If you are looking to term, I would send...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By wdmmom
WOW!! Hold old are these buggers?! Here...

WOW!! Hold old are these buggers?!

Here are my responses:

"If you don't like the syrup, don't eat it but just remember...it's a long time until lunch."

Two..."it's a school/daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,806
Posted By wdmmom
Show me the money. :lol: I require all new...

Show me the money. :lol:

I require all new families to turn in the paperwork and the deposit as well as the first week prior to starting.

If the family contacts you, simply tell her that you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,473
Posted By wdmmom
Tell the dcp that is saying the other can't pick...

Tell the dcp that is saying the other can't pick up that you don't have the authority to hold a child from the other and that you aren't getting involved. Tell them to provide you with who is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,181
Posted By wdmmom
This!!! I have the same policy. I don't...

This!!!

I have the same policy. I don't have the time it takes to rub each child's arms, legs and face, wash my hands and THEN go outside. Kids don't have that kind of patience and neither do I....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,046
Posted By wdmmom
I don't allow parents to be around other daycare...

I don't allow parents to be around other daycare children for this reason. This is my house and I handle all scenarios that come up. I don't need a parent to parent or discipline another child,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By wdmmom
cheese cubes celery and carrot sticks nutella...

cheese cubes
celery and carrot sticks
nutella
fruit snacks
apples with caramel or dip them in plain yogurt
cheese sticks
popsicles or fruit bars
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By wdmmom
My response to this is really simple: By the...

My response to this is really simple:

By the time kids go home, they are all starving! They want dinner. The snack they have at 3pm isn't a meal, it's only intended to tie them over until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,819
Posted By wdmmom
I have no interest in carrying commercial auto...

I have no interest in carrying commercial auto coverage so I can haul my group around. If we can't walk to where we want to go, we don't go.

We do walks around the neighborhood and go to the park...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By wdmmom
1. Why would anyone ever ask why you have...

1. Why would anyone ever ask why you have openings. You do. Kids age out, families move, parents change shifts, etc. There are a million and one reasons why you have an opening.

2. If you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 915
Posted By wdmmom
I usually ask families what their daycare...

I usually ask families what their daycare schedule was if they are coming from a provider or center.

I charge based on departure time so the earlier the child leaves, the cheaper it is. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,742
Posted By wdmmom
Strange.... And if they are leaving, I would...

Strange....

And if they are leaving, I would tell them that your policies are in place so they need to pay the notice time if they won't be there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,915
Posted By wdmmom
I have four children and all of my kids were with...

I have four children and all of my kids were with me when they weren't in preschool/school.

I was floored at how common it now is to have the oldest continue regular daycare while mom is home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,668
Posted By wdmmom
I require a one months notice per child. In...

I require a one months notice per child. In other words...sibling groups that choose to leave rather than age out are required to give me 2 months notice and/or wages.

I only accept notices in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,238
Posted By wdmmom
No contract kinda gal and cash only. Hmmmm?!?!?!...

No contract kinda gal and cash only. Hmmmm?!?!?!

What's the chance of me taking my 5 kids to her for a whopping $9 an hour and getting a tax receipt?! :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,167
Posted By wdmmom
I have one that's 26 months that's in the habit...

I have one that's 26 months that's in the habit of screaming his face off if he doesn't get his way or the toy he wants to play with or basically anything at all will send him into a frenzy.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,591
Posted By wdmmom
First of all... I think it's very...

First of all...

I think it's very inappropriate for the director to text you not to come into work! Are there any policies in your company handbook related to texting? I think this is beyond...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,564
Posted By wdmmom
Definitely strike 1!! But I dont offer 3...

Definitely strike 1!!

But I dont offer 3 strikes. At 2, you're out here.

My happiness is of utmost importance when im the one working 10 hours a day to support my family. Blatant disregard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,148
Posted By wdmmom
Allow dcg to bring it but don't have her wear it.

Allow dcg to bring it but don't have her wear it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By wdmmom
Among those listed, I also ask where the parents...

Among those listed, I also ask where the parents work and where they live. Location is everything in this business! If I am no where near work or home or in between or along the way, chances are,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By wdmmom
Constant Potty breaks

I have an almost 3 year old dcg that I've had since she was an infant. She was potty trained over Christmas vacation last year and has only had 1 accident while being trained. She caught on very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By wdmmom
I cash all checks within 3 business days...

I cash all checks within 3 business days including deposit checks. If the check isn't cashable, I would give them 3 business days to come back with cash in hand and return the check. If they don't,...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-29-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,231
Posted By wdmmom
A Few Different Tax Related Questions

1. The vehicle I use most for business (no transportation, just bank runs, grocery shopping, etc) is in the shop for repairs. Turns out it's the transmission and it's going to be roughly $4000. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 840
Posted By wdmmom
May Day Baskets

I am looking for ideas for May Day baskets. We haven't done this before and I don't want to spend a ton of money on it since I just did Easter Baskets not even 2 weeks ago.

Any ideas on what to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,346
Posted By wdmmom
Given the potential medical conditions this mom...

Given the potential medical conditions this mom has, I don't think I would be comfortable sending her child home with her driving a vehicle if she's falling asleep on a whim and don't wake up to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,156
Posted By wdmmom
I guess it doesn't seem to be too much of an...

I guess it doesn't seem to be too much of an issue now considering the other thread!

She got her "ME DAY" yesterday. Hope she surely enjoyed that one!! ;):lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By wdmmom
I have a 4*6 playard where aggressors gets moved...

I have a 4*6 playard where aggressors gets moved to. It has all soft toys so he/she can't throw them and cause injury to others or to themselves.

The other children do not have access to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,156
Posted By wdmmom
I would tell DCM the predictament you are in and...

I would tell DCM the predictament you are in and that you only have availability for 6 children and all the spots are taken and that given she has the day off, it only makes sense to not have care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By wdmmom
No way!!! If they aren't full time Monday...

No way!!! If they aren't full time Monday through Friday kids, get them gone!!! If I've learned anything, it's that drop in care and part time care aren't any good. If it's not full time, I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,867
Posted By wdmmom
Here's my tidbit of advice: 1.) Never offer...

Here's my tidbit of advice:

1.) Never offer SPECIAL to ANYONE EVER. Parents want what they want to better their particular situation. No one ever considers what they provider NEEDS to survive. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,114
Posted By wdmmom
I'm gonna miss my Nan! :'(

I'm gonna miss my Nan! :'(
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-21-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,286
Posted By wdmmom
Claiming Wages

Hi Tom,

I'm wondering if I have to claim wages that are above and beyond the amount due. For example, I have it in my policies that any overpayment will be considered a gift. I have a family pay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By wdmmom
likethis I have it specifically worded in my...

likethis I have it specifically worded in my contract that loose fitting clothing is best while PT. Children need to be able to use the bathroom with minimal assistance. Sweat pants and or elastic...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,510
Posted By wdmmom
First off...I would invest in a playard. New dcb...

First off...I would invest in a playard. New dcb needs to get acclimated to your home and your schedule before he needs to get acclimated with the other kids. All newbies get minimal group...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-02-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,324
Posted By wdmmom
Mileage

When claiming mileage for running to the bank, do we get to claim the round trip mileage or just the mileage to get there?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,988
Posted By wdmmom
Teething and Tylenol!

Teething and Tylenol!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,195
Posted By wdmmom
$300 puking fee...if its on my carpet, you pay to...

$300 puking fee...if its on my carpet, you pay to have it cleaned.
$350 puking fee if its in my playpen!

$100 fee for turning around in my neighbors driveway because the driveway is occupied and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,520
Posted By wdmmom
I offer a monthly pay discount and all but one of...

I offer a monthly pay discount and all but one of my families pay this way. It makes for less trips to the bank and saves me money and the wear and tear on my car.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,226
Posted By wdmmom
I have one like this. She's been a PITA since...

I have one like this. She's been a PITA since DAY 1!!!

She was a VERY colicky baby and screamed for no reason all day, everyday. It got to the point where I would have no choice but to lay her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,652
Posted By wdmmom
likethislikethis I had a parent continuously...

likethislikethis I had a parent continuously bringing their 2 year old in crocs everyday. We go for a walk almost everyday it's possible to and these aren't walking shoes. I told the mom that if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,414
Posted By wdmmom
I charge a "convenience fee" of $10 in addition...

I charge a "convenience fee" of $10 in addition to the regular daily rate if a parent doesn't notify the daycare within 30 minutes of the child's contracted drop off time that they will be late or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By wdmmom
I found out the apartment complex he moved to but...

I found out the apartment complex he moved to but without an apartment number, that may prove difficult. I doubt the office will give it to me but I suppose if a sheriff went in to serve someone, do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By wdmmom
Termination Question

I took on a part time boy a few weeks ago. His schedule was 9am to 3pm Monday-Thursday every other week.

Dcb came for 3 weeks. Today he should have attended too but I get an email from dcd last...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By wdmmom
If you have other prospective families, interview...

If you have other prospective families, interview them all and choose one that you think would best fit into your program.

If you think this family might work, I would encourage setting up at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,497
Posted By wdmmom
I charge based on departure time. I do this for...

I charge based on departure time. I do this for several reasons. My daughter's daycare provider (Nannyde) did! She didn't charge me what she did for other families needing 10 hours a day for care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,763
Posted By wdmmom
If parents are beyond their designated pickup...

If parents are beyond their designated pickup time, it's $10 for every 15 minutes. (16 minutes = $20) If it's beyond closing time, it's $1.00 per minute.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,980
Posted By wdmmom
I don't accept doctors notes. I require a...

I don't accept doctors notes. I require a diagnosis and then I determine whether the child can attend daycare. No doctor will tell me what child can and can not attend daycare when they have no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,980
Posted By wdmmom
I don't accept doctors notes. I require a...

I don't accept doctors notes. I require a diagnosis and then I determine whether the child can attend daycare. No doctor will tell me what child can and can not attend daycare when they have no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,763
Posted By wdmmom
I would issue a letter that you are going from...

I would issue a letter that you are going from contracted hours and that their rate may increase or decrease depending on the families need.

For example: I only offer a maximum of 9 hours per day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,754
Posted By wdmmom
I have all families sign something like this: ...

I have all families sign something like this:

By signing below, I, ________:

-have paid all fees and accrued time off.
-understand that all services are completed, final and non-refundable....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,653
Posted By wdmmom
I don't know about you but if I had a new family...

I don't know about you but if I had a new family sitting in my driveway for the upwards of an hour, I'd go tap on her window. If this was happening at your local elementary school, you can bet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,843
Posted By wdmmom
All I kept thinking was, "Yep. Itd be my luck...

All I kept thinking was, "Yep. Itd be my luck that I'd have to drive them home and the parents are no where to be found so we sit in my car til who knows when!"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,843
Posted By wdmmom
Her way of keeping them with me was if I agreed...

Her way of keeping them with me was if I agreed to transport to and from home a couple days a week.

Not only is the request insane but I really don't drive much as it is...especially in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,843
Posted By wdmmom
Obsurd Request From DCP's

In the past week, I had a parent tell me how to handle their child when he goes into a rage. (previous thread)

Today I have my sibling group arrive only for the 3 year old to tell me that they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,619
Posted By wdmmom
Sounds like a scam to me. I would email him the...

Sounds like a scam to me. I would email him the link to your local Childcare Resource and Referral along with the your local Human Services office to apply for assistance/aid.

If after he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,693
Posted By wdmmom
One Of The BEST Stories I've Been Told By A DCP!

I watched a dcb for about a year before he went off to preschool last year.

This year, I took him during summer break.

I've had a few problems with this kid but nothing I can't handle. Usually...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,539
Posted By wdmmom
I have 4. Oldest is 17 today, then they fall 13,...

I have 4. Oldest is 17 today, then they fall 13, 12 and almost 9.

Obviously the 12 year old was a huge surprise but the others were planned out with about 3-3.5 years in spacing. If I had to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,161
Posted By wdmmom
My daily report also has that on it. I usually...

My daily report also has that on it. I usually fill it in with smiley faces or sad faces.

Since I only do daily reports for infants through about 9 months, I just tell the parent if they were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,394
Posted By wdmmom
I have the same problems. I had issue after...

I have the same problems. I had issue after issue with blood drives as well. I now go to the actual blood center to donate and they have it right in my chart to use a butterfly needle (much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,410
Posted By wdmmom
If I bought the toys, the money is mine but I...

If I bought the toys, the money is mine but I also turn around and buy something else they want/need.

If they buy the toys with their own money and want to sell it, they get to keep the money but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,394
Posted By wdmmom
I have donated blood before. It only takes a...

I have donated blood before. It only takes a very short amount of time and isn't painful at all.

My aunt was in a horrific car accident years ago. The doctors gave her 7 pints of blood trying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,347
Posted By wdmmom
I have what's called a "convenience fee" in my...

I have what's called a "convenience fee" in my policies. If you don't contact the daycare 30 minutes before your scheduled arrival time to notify them of an absence or a late arrival, a $10.00...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,803
Posted By wdmmom
I would be willing to guess it's someone that...

I would be willing to guess it's someone that just got laid off or fired and that fee is to supplement her unemployment.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,707
Posted By wdmmom
I don't think I would. Just the way they...

I don't think I would. Just the way they helicopter her and the way they speak leads me to believe that they want their child to have his/her own adult. I would be very clear with them that you...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 07-19-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,018
Posted By wdmmom
Snow plowing

I know it isn't season for this but after last years episodes, I'm preparing early!

We live 2 houses right off a main plow road but our road is one of the last to be done by the city.

I found...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,114
Posted By wdmmom
I wouldn't read too much into it. I used to get...

I wouldn't read too much into it. I used to get calls all the time...usually from private numbers asking the same questions and abruptly hanging up. I've found usually it's a state pay client...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,481
Posted By wdmmom
likethislikethis You've got the right idea!

likethislikethis

You've got the right idea!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,006
Posted By wdmmom
A no-call/no-show is enough for me to turn and...

A no-call/no-show is enough for me to turn and never look back. It's a complete disrespect for your time. I don't care what the excuse is/was, I wouldn't allow her to waste another minute of your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,624
Posted By wdmmom
I offer them a paper copy of the rules and...

I offer them a paper copy of the rules and regulations and go over it during the interview with them. They are welcome to 1 paper copy. The actual contract sets out payment amount, due dates and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,417
Posted By wdmmom
Drop off must be before 9am to be in attendance...

Drop off must be before 9am to be in attendance for the day. Dropoff's after 9am must be approved in advance. If your child has not arrived by 9am, they will not be accepted that day.

Children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By wdmmom
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I would not let this child come. 103 is a significant fever and I can promise you DCM is wanting to do the dope and drop!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,913
Posted By wdmmom
How old is this child? Breastfed? 2 or more...

How old is this child? Breastfed?

2 or more poops a day here is usually grounds for exclusion. Are they the same consistency each time or are they loose? I would suggest dcm taking him into the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By wdmmom
If kids come in my house with anything in their...

If kids come in my house with anything in their hands or mouth, it gets spit out as soon as I close the door. I don't do donuts or juice boxes. Most of all, I don't do candy for breakfast!

The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,098
Posted By wdmmom
I've worked for a few families that the mom...

I've worked for a few families that the mom didn't work.

Family 1: DCG started part time. Mom worked full time but it was Thursday-Monday so DCG only came Monday, Thursdays and Fridays.

DCM...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 07-17-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By wdmmom
Thanks Black! Here's the background: ...

Thanks Black!

Here's the background:

I started college 16 years ago for an associates degree in Business Administration/Accounting.

This fall I am going back. I am not registered and not...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 07-17-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By wdmmom
Schooling

I am returning to school to obtain my Business Administration degree. I do qualify for some financial aid but I will be paying quite a bit out of pocket including the costs of books.

Is this tax...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,766
Posted By wdmmom
The way I see it, you have 2 options, buy a large...

The way I see it, you have 2 options, buy a large sleep sack to put him in at nap time preventing him from swinging his leg over the top of the railing

or

Put a cot or mat in a playard and let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,387
Posted By wdmmom
You're much nicer than me! My late fee is $1.00...

You're much nicer than me! My late fee is $1.00 per minute, per child! They'd have an invoice of $120! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,370
Posted By wdmmom
Does he eat breakfast before he comes to your...

Does he eat breakfast before he comes to your house or do you feed him?

If he eats at home, I would put him to bed upon drop off for an hour to an hour and a half.

If you have to feed him, I'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 969
Posted By wdmmom
If a family forgets supplies, they are required...

If a family forgets supplies, they are required to either leave them outside the door when they drop them off or I secure them all in the playroom, answer the door and don't allow for the opportunity...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,324
Posted By wdmmom
Any way to rearrange your pick up area to not...

Any way to rearrange your pick up area to not include furniture? I have absolutely NO furniture in either of my daycare playrooms! I don't want kids climbing and I don't want parents getting the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By wdmmom
If you've notified her, come Monday, I wouldn't...

If you've notified her, come Monday, I wouldn't allow drop off unless whoever the parent/person dropping off has the amount to cover the balance IN CASH!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,810
Posted By wdmmom
My husband has more money taken out of his checks...

My husband has more money taken out of his checks every payday to cover my tax liability. This past year we made more than ever before and still got $1500 back. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 971
Posted By wdmmom
Whew! Glad That's Over With!!!

If any of you have been keeping up, I gave notice on a problem family last night.

It's been a long time coming but with going back to school, I just don't want to accommodate their crazy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,257
Posted By wdmmom
I don't allow for arrivals or departures between...

I don't allow for arrivals or departures between 1230pm and 3pm. If there is an appointment that they need to leave early, they have to tell me at dropoff and I will put the child down for a nap in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By wdmmom
The Letters Are Printed Off!!

Well, the letters are written up and ready to be handed out at pickup.

I am going back to school this fall and I had to make some changes to my hours.

With that, 1 letter is different than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By wdmmom
I never, ever tell the dck's who will be here and...

I never, ever tell the dck's who will be here and who won't.

"Missy, is Bobby coming today?"

"I don't know, Becky, we'll just have to wait and see!" :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,483
Posted By wdmmom
How long has she been in your care? Have you...

How long has she been in your care?

Have you discussed with dcp's her behavior while there? Is this normal for her?

If she is new to you, I do a 4 week transition period. If it's 4 weeks and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By wdmmom
Dear DCF, As per my contract, I only allot...

Dear DCF,

As per my contract, I only allot for 10 hours per day, per child. You have indicated that you are needing 11 hours per day. I apologize but I need to stick with the current contract...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,395
Posted By wdmmom
I wouldn't charge her an overtime rate unless she...

I wouldn't charge her an overtime rate unless she is dropping off before your opening time or staying after your closing time.

If he's attending 11 hours per day, 5 days per week, she would be...
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