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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,008
Posted By melissa ann
When I did childcare, the sandbox was a big hit. ...

When I did childcare, the sandbox was a big hit. They LOVED it. They would spend hours playing with the sand.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,903
Posted By melissa ann
likethis I couldn't agree with you more.

likethis I couldn't agree with you more.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,308
Posted By melissa ann
I always had my contracts renewed Aug 1. Any...

I always had my contracts renewed Aug 1. Any rate increases were made at that time. I didn't like doing it Jan 1, what with the holidays and stuff. I didn't want to add stress to me (whether they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
Posted By melissa ann
Agree 100%. Although, I would probably just...

Agree 100%. Although, I would probably just term. Christmas and New Year's aren't too far behind. Is she going to give you a hard about that too, for the days you are closed?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,007
Posted By melissa ann
No, she's not old. I'd say early 30's. She has...

No, she's not old. I'd say early 30's. She has kids of her own, elem-middle school age. The owner is not much better, if you saw my post from a week or so ago about a boy who went to the bathroom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,007
Posted By melissa ann
Getting The Blues

Okay, I started at a center a little while ago. There are 4 other teachers besides me and the owner. Everyone is nice except 1. She doesn't like me (that's the impression I am getting) More than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By melissa ann
I'm in south central Pa and we were supposed to...

I'm in south central Pa and we were supposed to get some high wind gusts, rain, and snow (at one point up to 2-4 inches) but fortunately it missed us. Which was good, because last night was our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,456
Posted By melissa ann
Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,756
Posted By melissa ann
We didn't lose our power. The winds kept me up...

We didn't lose our power. The winds kept me up most of the night. My 5 yr old slept right through it. My 8 yr old stayed up with hubby to keep an eye on things. It's still raining, but it's a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 719
Posted By melissa ann
likethis Thanks! I hope so too.

likethis
Thanks! I hope so too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,756
Posted By melissa ann
Winds have started really kicking in now. Our...

Winds have started really kicking in now. Our lights have flickered quite a few times. There are about 31 in my county w/o power already. We're just waiting for it to be our turn: (
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,756
Posted By melissa ann
Hurricane Sandy

Well, schools are closed tomorrow and Tuesday. I'm even inland, in the Susquhanna Valley in Pa. Hope every in the path takes the necessary precautions and stays safe. We got hit pretty good with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,172
Posted By melissa ann
Very good article.

Very good article.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,706
Posted By melissa ann
I always closed on Christmas Eve because we have...

I always closed on Christmas Eve because we have a family church service at 4pm and I knew my parents would not pick up in time for me and my family to attend.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,173
Posted By melissa ann
I know, my thoughts too.

I know, my thoughts too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,284
Posted By melissa ann
I don't know. I'm not there during...

I don't know. I'm not there during drop-offs/pick-ups. I'm there during the day in between most times when parents show up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,284
Posted By melissa ann
Too Strict or Am I Too Nice?

Okay, I just started working at a daycare center a few weeks ago. And, I don't know. I just don't feel comfortable there. Ex: there was a child about 3 who pooped in his pants. The owner freaked....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,563
Posted By melissa ann
I agree. likethis

I agree. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,744
Posted By melissa ann
I took off to go on a field trip with my kids. ...

I took off to go on a field trip with my kids. As soon as I knew when it was, I gave notice to my families. I told them why, also. If I worked outside the house, I still would have taken off to go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,127
Posted By melissa ann
I also have this one and LOVE IT! I've had it...

I also have this one and LOVE IT! I've had it for years.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 39
Poll: Age Range
Views: 3,335
Posted By melissa ann
I'm 39. will turn 40 in 3 months.

I'm 39. will turn 40 in 3 months.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,136
Posted By melissa ann
I don't know what to say to OP but wow! Really,...

I don't know what to say to OP but wow! Really, boys & girls together in the bathroom, with their pants down waiting? I don't know what to say, I'm speechless.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,443
Posted By melissa ann
I wondered the same thing, too.

I wondered the same thing, too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,029
Posted By melissa ann
Employee Clause

Okay so the owner of the daycare across the street from me, asked if I would like to become a fill-in person. She will be having spots available coming up. So today, she gave the information packet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,299
Posted By melissa ann
I finally was able to figure out the days the...

I finally was able to figure out the days the kids were here in 2010. I clicked on the meals and just changed the year to 2010 and it brought those kids no longer with me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,299
Posted By melissa ann
Minute Menu

Is there a way we can go back a year or two and find the attendance records for children that no longer attend the daycare? I can get total hours for the months in 2010 but can not get the daily...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,931
Posted By melissa ann
I think it was rude. Since we can only have so...

I think it was rude. Since we can only have so many kids, who knows if there would be room for all 4 kids. If there wasn't enough room for all 4 kids, the mother would have wasted her time as well...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,338
Posted By melissa ann
Upfront Costs

There's a childcare center across the street from me. The owner is very nice and I've known her for over 2 yrs through our bus stops. She just ask me today I would be interested in helping out. To...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,706
Posted By melissa ann
I don't know why parents can't let their kids be...

I don't know why parents can't let their kids be kids. What is so wrong with that?

Not daycare related, but in my church, I am part of a team with 3 others that are in charge of the children's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,557
Posted By melissa ann
My school district requires an adult to pick up...

My school district requires an adult to pick up kindergarten kids from the bus stop.
When I did childcare and to do bus trips when my dd was in kindy, the kids went along. I had an infant and 2 ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,342
Posted By melissa ann
The area that I have is separate from my living ...

The area that I have is separate from my living area. Our house is set up into 3 apts. We live in 1/2 the house and my childcare/preschool space is in the 1st floor apt. There is a couch there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,342
Posted By melissa ann
Okay. For the bulletin board, the papers that...

Okay. For the bulletin board, the papers that are on there came with the curriculum. The curriculum had them listed as bulletin board posters/flyers so parents can see what we will be working on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,342
Posted By melissa ann
new photos

This is what I came up with now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,342
Posted By melissa ann
I will remove the lamp on the dresser and runner....

I will remove the lamp on the dresser and runner. And look into sprucing up the dresser. Remember though, that I'm not looking into doing full time childcare. I'm interested in doing preschool for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,342
Posted By melissa ann
Right now, I don't have the extra money to buy...

Right now, I don't have the extra money to buy paint to spruce it up. I'll have to see if we have anything around the house.
When I did childcare (4 yrs until this past march) I was always full,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,342
Posted By melissa ann
Your Thoughts, Please

Okay. I posted about a week or so ago about maybe doing preschool only instead of full day childcare. I've been posted everywhere, paper, cl, fb, business card, flyers etc. Well, today I got a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,013
Posted By melissa ann
The preschools in my area charge on average...

The preschools in my area charge on average $70/month 2 days/week & $100 for 3 days/week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,833
Posted By melissa ann
Do you mean assessments that you fill out about a...

Do you mean assessments that you fill out about a child's progress and such? It came with that.

I ordered it late friday Aug 10 and got it last friday morning. I'm guessing it only went out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,833
Posted By melissa ann
I just got carol's affordable curriculum. I...

I just got carol's affordable curriculum. I ordered for Sept. It came with a today's weather wheel, for parents: newsletter, songs that we will be singing this month, menus. The crafts look simple...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,406
Posted By melissa ann
I've been working hard on setting up for...

I've been working hard on setting up for preschool. Not too much extra work as I already did childcare for 4 yrs. I'm working on a new website, here it is. It's still a work in progress, mind you....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,406
Posted By melissa ann
Preschool Only?

Does anyone just do a preschool program? I'm thinking of doing that instead of full-day childcare. With my kids getting older, 1 in 2nd and 1 in kindy I have to make 3 bus stop trips (about a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,972
Posted By melissa ann
PA: 3 unlicensed, 6 if licensed

PA: 3 unlicensed, 6 if licensed
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,864
Posted By melissa ann
When I did dc, kids went barefoot in the house. ...

When I did dc, kids went barefoot in the house. Most of them didn't even wear socks with their shoes anyway. For me and my own kids. we are always barefooted from around March/April-Sept/Oct,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,171
Posted By melissa ann
This is why I don't get my hopes up when I have...

This is why I don't get my hopes up when I have an interview scheduled.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,368
Posted By melissa ann
When I had sa kids I charged $50/week. I know...

When I had sa kids I charged $50/week.
I know the daycare center down the street charges $75/week but doesn't include no school days and $90 to include no school days so your kids is guaranteed a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,105
Posted By melissa ann
I sympathize with ya

March 2011, I sprained my leg. It was Sunday, and hubby took the kids to the playground. I decided to watch a movie and relax on the sofa. It was also fascnacht time. So I got up to get a donut...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-23-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,343
Posted By melissa ann
Agree 100% likethislikethislikethis

Agree 100% likethislikethislikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,610
Posted By melissa ann
I had an infant in my care. He was a sibling of...

I had an infant in my care. He was a sibling of one of my dck. I do not want to do that again. If I start back up again, I will only accept kids 2 yrs-kindy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,687
Posted By melissa ann
I agree. I love the idea

I agree. I love the idea
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,269
Posted By melissa ann
When I had sa, I charged $10/day and for 1/2 or...

When I had sa, I charged $10/day and for 1/2 or no school days, it was my reg daily rate.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,625
Posted By melissa ann
My ds was 3 1/2 before he was potty trained. ...

My ds was 3 1/2 before he was potty trained. Very frustrating, to say the least. The biggest diapers barely fit him. He is a smart child. He knew the abc's, counted to 20, knew colors, shapes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,008
Posted By melissa ann
We get wind chill factors in the winter too. ...

We get wind chill factors in the winter too. Sometimes, I wish they would just tell us the temp of what it feels like. Maybe then the dcp would dress their kids better. Like in the winter. the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,008
Posted By melissa ann
In Pa, we are having another heat wave, but it...

In Pa, we are having another heat wave, but it will be only today and tomorrow. The temps will be in the 90's with a heat index of at least 100. There is a heat advisory until tomorrow 7pm.
...
Forum: Curriculum 07-14-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,613
Posted By melissa ann
any thoughts?

Does anyone use Carol's Affordable Curriculum? I was thinking of checking this one out. For 3 kids it's $30.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,627
Posted By melissa ann
I am terrified of ants. I don't mind one or 2,...

I am terrified of ants. I don't mind one or 2, but when I see a huge pile of them I get nervous. I was attacked twice by ants. Yes, I said attacked. About 10 yrs or so ago, we were taking out a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,627
Posted By melissa ann
We have ants too. If someone drops a pc of food...

We have ants too. If someone drops a pc of food on the floor and nobody notices it, wham! there is a zillion ants wallking off with it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,926
Posted By melissa ann
That's great! Congrats. Btw, my first...

That's great! Congrats.

Btw, my first family came to me because their provider didn't do anything with the kids, they mainly watched tv all day. I had them for almost 4 yrs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,049
Posted By melissa ann
I had in my policies that full time took priority...

I had in my policies that full time took priority over part time. If someone needed full-time, the pt family had the option of going ft or leaving.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,627
Posted By melissa ann
The flies are REALLY bad this year. Both inside...

The flies are REALLY bad this year. Both inside and out. I can't remember when we had them like this. Last year we had a lot of wasps in the yard so I will take the flies over the wasps, but they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,665
Posted By melissa ann
I am currently not doing childcare, I stopped in...

I am currently not doing childcare, I stopped in March. But, I started back up with Avon. I sold before back in the late 90's-early 2000's. Anyway, I just did a fundraiser for a local home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,681
Posted By melissa ann
I had a daily rate. Whether a child was here 3...

I had a daily rate. Whether a child was here 3 hrs or 9, they took up the same spot. I also had a 3 day min guaranteed rate. If someone wanted 2 days, they still had to pay for 3 days.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,246
Posted By melissa ann
My contract stated that contracts are run through...

My contract stated that contracts are run through Aug 1 -July 31. I hand out updated contracts in July and at that time the rates may go up. Normally I would raise them by $5/week/child.
One...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,720
Posted By melissa ann
How many children are you interested in taking...

How many children are you interested in taking care of? In Pa. we are allowed up to 3 without being licensed, if you are licensed than you can have 4-6. After that I think it's not called family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,832
Posted By melissa ann
Love your set-up. happyfacehappyface

Love your set-up. happyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,687
Posted By melissa ann
I am currently taking a break from childcare, but...

I am currently taking a break from childcare, but will probably start back up in Aug. I am going to change my rate to what time the kids will be picked up. I will use what I need to get by for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,606
Posted By melissa ann
We have wasps. Not sure where they are coming...

We have wasps. Not sure where they are coming from. They only come out when it's very warm. We had temps in the 80's earlier this week, and they were out. We try to whack them with the fly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By melissa ann
How Sad

http://entertainment.verizon.com/news/read.php?id=19033671&ps=1011&srce=news_class&action=6&lang=en&_LT=UNLC_USNWU00L6_UNEWS

I just came across this. Daycare operator and her parent killed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,554
Posted By melissa ann
I take a multi with iron (i'm anemic and have...

I take a multi with iron (i'm anemic and have always been)
garlic
turmeric
vit c
calcium

I rarely get sick. When I was child, I was sick all the time, when I was 5 I had pneumonia, strep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,654
Posted By melissa ann
I never offered a discount and will not offer a...

I never offered a discount and will not offer a discount.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,417
Posted By melissa ann
likethis That's what I did. My families...

likethis

That's what I did. My families were full time with the exception of 1. I tried to give at least a 3 week notice and for most appts that's doable.

To OP, if mom doesn't give you her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,980
Posted By melissa ann
My contract states that contracts are renewed...

My contract states that contracts are renewed yearly. My contract states that any rate changes will be made at that time, so my families know this when signing up.
Do you have anything about rates...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-07-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,505
Posted By melissa ann
love this very well said. likethishappyface

love this very well said. likethishappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,801
Posted By melissa ann
I had always had a closing time at 5pm. But I let...

I had always had a closing time at 5pm. But I let this family who only started in Dec with a 5:45 pick up. Two of the girls are friends of my dd and I thought well, the girls would only be here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,801
Posted By melissa ann
Thanks! In the past when I did have any openings...

Thanks! In the past when I did have any openings it never took more than 3 weeks to fill. I'm hoping that will continue: )
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,952
Posted By melissa ann
I'm open 7-5. I did start a family in Dec who...

I'm open 7-5. I did start a family in Dec who needed a 5:45 pick up. However,the late pick up is not working for my family and as a result I'm going back to 5pm closing. I don't normally have any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,801
Posted By melissa ann
Given Notice

Well, today at pick up, mom came in and asked if I knew of anyone who could watch her kids. I said no. Well, she said if she couldn't find someone by the 16th, my last day for 5:45 pickups she will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,335
Posted By melissa ann
I get up at 6:30, as well as my 2 kids. We get...

I get up at 6:30, as well as my 2 kids. We get dressed, feed the dog and cat and head over to daycare side of house. First kids arrive by 7:10.
Before this family started in Dec. my first kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,134
Posted By melissa ann
DCM still really hasn't said two words to me. ...

DCM still really hasn't said two words to me. Monday at pick up she hurried to get the kids out the door. Yesterday at pick-up her dad picked up the kids. Normally she lets me know if her sister...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,106
Posted By melissa ann
We do a little craft everyday. I also have a box...

We do a little craft everyday. I also have a box of odds/ends/scraps from previous projects that the kids make their own creations from. During school hours I have 1 3yr old, 1 4 yr old and 1...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,134
Posted By melissa ann
Well,this morning at drop off, dcm didn't say...

Well,this morning at drop off, dcm didn't say anything to me. Normally she will mention how the 3 yr boy was this morning (usually grumpy) and will say a few things to my kids. Like have fun at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,134
Posted By melissa ann
Going Back To My Closing Time

Okay. I posted a few days ago about wanting to term a family. The kids are horrible and are here past my closing time. I took them in Dec. The longer hours is not working for me. I decided to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,207
Posted By melissa ann
Okay, I made up a letter. I'm going to give them...

Okay, I made up a letter. I'm going to give them an extra week notice (3 instead of 2) and a list of providers in our area. All of which have longer hours then me, 6am-6pm . I am 7am-5pm.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,207
Posted By melissa ann
Want To Term Family

I took in a family with 3 kids back in Dec. 2 are SA and the other is 3yr old. I extended my hours for them from 5pm to 5:45. At the time, I lost a family with 2 kids. The 2 SA girls are friends...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,151
Posted By melissa ann
1 mom: dr's office 1 mom: nurse 1 mom:...

1 mom: dr's office
1 mom: nurse
1 mom: teacher aide/dad self-employed

Other dads are not around.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,900
Posted By melissa ann
It took me 6 months and I've been pretty much...

It took me 6 months and I've been pretty much full ever since. When I did have a dcb leave, I only had a 2 week period before a replacement started.
Forum: Curriculum 02-16-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,569
Posted By melissa ann
Love, love your activity boxes. I will...

Love, love your activity boxes. I will definitely be doing this. What a great idea. Just need to get some boxes/tubs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,794
Posted By melissa ann
In Oct 2009, my uncle died. I closed the day of...

In Oct 2009, my uncle died. I closed the day of the funeral. He passed away Sunday and the funeral was on Thursday. I had 2 families at the time. One was very understanding and the other was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,829
Posted By melissa ann
Sometimes my own kids (7 & 4) will want to do...

Sometimes my own kids (7 & 4) will want to do something. Play a game, go to the playground etc. But, there are times I can't full fill their requests. It's not being mean. But kids have to learn...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,829
Posted By melissa ann
Thank you! :)

Thank you! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,829
Posted By melissa ann
We did bake today. We made 2 loaves of bread...

We did bake today. We made 2 loaves of bread this morning and will do another 2 this afternoon. The kids participated and each got to sample the bread.
The reason mom was tired last night. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,829
Posted By melissa ann
DCG Wanted To Make Cupcakes

This morning I had a dcm text me asking if she could bring stuff in to make cupcakes because her daughter wanted to make some. The mom was tired last night and didn't want to make them. I told her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,325
Posted By melissa ann
When my dd was born, I got her a strawberry...

When my dd was born, I got her a strawberry shortcake cd player for her room to playing soothing music to help her sleep. We now have that one in the daycare and the kids put in cd's by themselves. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,750
Posted By melissa ann
I'm not licensed. But, I do have their towels...

I'm not licensed.
But, I do have their towels hung up w/out touching each others. Since my daycare is not in my living space I have space in the bathroom to do that. Our house is a 3 unit apt and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,750
Posted By melissa ann
For the bathroom,I use washcloths for them to dry...

For the bathroom,I use washcloths for them to dry their hands. Their hands are little so they don't need a handtowel sized. Each child gets their own color, and I get a stack for each of them.
I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,848
Posted By melissa ann
He will pee every time he gets up, so he's not...

He will pee every time he gets up, so he's not purposely getting up and he does go back to sleep each time. I've had other boys in my care before as well as my own son, and never had any of them get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,848
Posted By melissa ann
Yes. But it's annoying, because he will call...

Yes. But it's annoying, because he will call out my name to say he has to go to the bathroom. I always tell the kids, if you have to go, just get up and go. When he's done in the bathroom, he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,848
Posted By melissa ann
Bathroom Trips During Nap

I have 3 1/2 yr old dcb who, during nap time, can not go more than 20 minutes without getting up to use the bathroom. He goes more in a 2 hour nap/quiet time, than he does all morning. The kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,783
Posted By melissa ann
oh, darn for all of us "mom" run daycares. The...

oh, darn for all of us "mom" run daycares. The daycare center that you choose will be so LUCKY to have you for a daycare parent.:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,556
Posted By melissa ann
This was on my FB page from my congressman, Tim...

This was on my FB page from my congressman, Tim Holden, thought I'd pass this along.


Tim Holden
I have withdrawn my co-sponsorship of SOPA. Here is my official statement:

"Based on my...
Forum: Curriculum 01-18-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,500
Posted By melissa ann
First, if it's nice, send them outside. Get some...

First, if it's nice, send them outside. Get some balls, jumpropes, maybe some hola hoops.
For some crafts, even though I'm not a fan of Walmart, they have some craft kits for $10 and under. For...
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