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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,965
Posted By daysofelijah
I think it's up to the commissioner/judge or...

I think it's up to the commissioner/judge or county. Whoever is taking action in the grievance.

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/rules/?id=9502.0341

http://www.mnchildcare.org/reqlic/forhomes.php
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 27,390
Posted By daysofelijah
No they're not. No one is forcing anyone to work...

No they're not. No one is forcing anyone to work there. If you don't agree with their requirements you can choose not to work for them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 27,390
Posted By daysofelijah
It's a church preschool it's their right to hire...

It's a church preschool it's their right to hire who they want. Every Christian school I have gone to and church school I have worked at has a Christian lifestyle statement you must sign in order to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,938
Posted By daysofelijah
I quit at the beginning of the summer, because...

I quit at the beginning of the summer, because I'm quitting anyway. I did it all through the eight years and I think it was worth it. I would get a check for about 150-190 each month when I had 5-6...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,529
Posted By daysofelijah
I am very AP with my own kids, but not AT ALL...

I am very AP with my own kids, but not AT ALL with daycare kids. I am not even "huggy" with dcks. Just never felt the desire to bond with kids that are not own in any close sort of way. Another big...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,373
Posted By daysofelijah
I just drop it off at our local fire station....

I just drop it off at our local fire station. Somebody comes around and services them about once a month for $5 and they call me to come pick it up when it's ready. My dh said all they do is bang on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,900
Posted By daysofelijah
My neighbor who also does daycare had one. They...

My neighbor who also does daycare had one. They took it out and filled it up a couple years ago though. The licensing and insurance rules were just too much to follow.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,137
Posted By daysofelijah
Our county (Anoka) makes it pretty tough. They...

Our county (Anoka) makes it pretty tough. They will only grant one for 30 days and usually only if it is to get a new sibling into care. I got one once for a new sibling starting when I already had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,006
Posted By daysofelijah
I've had a couple parents try this. I never gave...

I've had a couple parents try this. I never gave in and they always stayed with me. Some people like to haggle on prices like this is a garage sale or something. I wouldn't give in in this situation.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,948
Posted By daysofelijah
If mom is bringing enough milk, feed more often....

If mom is bringing enough milk, feed more often. If baby doesn't want the milk you can save it for later. It doesn't have to all be used up in an hour like formula. I'd keep trying the paci too. Like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,125
Posted By daysofelijah
You couldn't take family #1 anyway until the 11...

You couldn't take family #1 anyway until the 11 month old child's first birthday, right? You can only have two under one, three under two. Hopefully family #2 works out for you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,304
Posted By daysofelijah
I've always used washable, except if we go on a...

I've always used washable, except if we go on a picnic. I can't imagine throwing away that much garbage everyday, I cringe when I hear that!

I use the melamine trays from target (not the $1 kind,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,044
Posted By daysofelijah
I keep it locked. I have some parents that can't...

I keep it locked. I have some parents that can't get it through their heads that it is rude to just walk into someone else's house without knocking first, even though I have dropped less than subtle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,154
Posted By daysofelijah
I have a different one almost yearly. They vary...

I have a different one almost yearly. They vary on how picky they are, some go through everywhere and everything, some barely look around. They never look in areas that are not daycare child occupied...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,287
Posted By daysofelijah
I expect kids to be day trained with very few...

I expect kids to be day trained with very few accidents by about 30 months. Every kid I have trained was fully capable of this, except 2 boys who took longer. I think in both those cases though it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,170
Posted By daysofelijah
Buh-BYE! I would never let that man in my house...

Buh-BYE! I would never let that man in my house again, my dh would definitely never let a person who threatened my life into the home! I would give immediate termination or if you feel the need give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,181
Posted By daysofelijah
That's really sad that this is the first bf'd...

That's really sad that this is the first bf'd baby you've had in 20 years. The advice others gave about having her wash the bottles is great. I have a mom of a 16 month old still sending me bags of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,039
Posted By daysofelijah
http://www.snopes.com/rumors/glurge/daycare.asp

http://www.snopes.com/rumors/glurge/daycare.asp
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By daysofelijah
The child is there for breakfast and lunch, all...

The child is there for breakfast and lunch, all of morning learning/play time. The only think they are really leaving for is nap, snack, and minimal play time after nap, right? Since they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,749
Posted By daysofelijah
As far as when I told them I told everyone around...

As far as when I told them I told everyone around 12-13 weeks each time and let them know the estimated due date and that I would take about 2 weeks off.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,749
Posted By daysofelijah
I took two weeks of when dd was born and all the...

I took two weeks of when dd was born and all the families were fine with that. I will only be having one dcg left when I have this one (#4) so will take 1-2 weeks off. I'm letting everyone else go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,126
Posted By daysofelijah
I like the idea of if you can see their home, no....

I like the idea of if you can see their home, no. I have done daycare for 3 close neighbors. It is very irritating to know that the dad gets home at 3:00 nearly every day, but no one comes to pick up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 990
Posted By daysofelijah
Message needs to be approved

Why am I back to the message needs approval before being posted message?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,885
Posted By daysofelijah
Lucky! I need some child-free time!

Lucky! I need some child-free time!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,804
Posted By daysofelijah
"This is a no call - no acception policy." I...

"This is a no call - no acception policy." I think you mean exception?

Otherwise sounds good! If you think you can enforce it go for it. I know a provider that gives her parents a 10 minute...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,243
Posted By daysofelijah
I would have them bring their own lunch....

I would have them bring their own lunch. Breakfast and snacks would probably be fairly easy to accomdate, but I wouldn't want to revamp my whole lunch menus for one family and I don't serve different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
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Views: 2,718
Posted By daysofelijah
Poor baby. Feed her less solids and nurse her to...

Poor baby. Feed her less solids and nurse her to sleep. ;) I know,not what you wanted to hear, but I could never let my own CIO. I nursed to sleep until at least 1 year old, my youngest until 2 years...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,546
Posted By daysofelijah
I still have to lay down with my 3.5 year old to...

I still have to lay down with my 3.5 year old to get her to sleep, but hey at least she is in her own bed now, most nights anyway! (Another of the many reasons why I stay home with my kids :p)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,066
Posted By daysofelijah
I would have waited on the assistant until you...

I would have waited on the assistant until you needed one. You don't need an assistant to watch 2-3 kids do you? Otherwise good advice on pp on advertising. Keep getting your name out there, get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,090
Posted By daysofelijah
Uh oh! Lucky your mom could bring the key. We...

Uh oh! Lucky your mom could bring the key. We have a lock box hidden under the deck in the back yard, like the one Michael posted. It has come in handy more than once. Our realtor actually gave it to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,603
Posted By daysofelijah
Here's a good one! Can I please work for you for...

Here's a good one! Can I please work for you for 4-5 days a week plus weekends for $2 an hour? AND you have to drop them off at daycare?? Craziness.

"I need someone to come to my home and watch 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,578
Posted By daysofelijah
I have three 6:30 drop offs. Two of them go right...

I have three 6:30 drop offs. Two of them go right back to bed until breakfast. The other has a snack before he comes (bagel, granola bar, bag of cereal). And then eats breakfast with us at 8:30. Like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,259
Posted By daysofelijah
Very few providers around here will do part time....

Very few providers around here will do part time. My dcmom is finding that out as she looks for new care since I am closing. I charged my weekly rate divided by four, per day and would only take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,078
Posted By daysofelijah
I agree about the need for free play and down...

I agree about the need for free play and down time. That is why we only do two sports and keep summers off. I also will absolutely refuse to do hockey as an option for a sport. The requirements of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,350
Posted By daysofelijah
My kids sleep as late as they want. If they sleep...

My kids sleep as late as they want. If they sleep past breakfast, the older kids (6 & 8) have to get their own breakfast and they can get dressed and all that on their own. My 3 yo is not a big...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,078
Posted By daysofelijah
My boys do two sports each year. They are 6 and 8...

My boys do two sports each year. They are 6 and 8 and we have been doing sports since the oldest was 5. When we started doing sports I changed my closing time to 5:15 because some practices do start...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2011, 04:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,941
Posted By daysofelijah
Yesterday I filled up the little pool and set on...

Yesterday I filled up the little pool and set on the sprinkler. (We have well water so not on any watering ban.) We did that for a couple hours in the morning and a bit in the pm. Today we are just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,221
Posted By daysofelijah
Definitely get her evaluated through early...

Definitely get her evaluated through early intervention. Maybe they can provide services that will help her. Has she had her preschool/kindergarten evaluation yet? I'm surprised she hasn't been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,724
Posted By daysofelijah
No tie shoes here. I hate tie shoes when kids...

No tie shoes here. I hate tie shoes when kids can't tie them. I like slip on shoes, but velcro is okay too. Even my two year olds put on their own shoes. One parent can't believe the things her 2yo...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,629
Posted By daysofelijah
Can you move the morning nap earlier and shorten...

Can you move the morning nap earlier and shorten it? I always do older infant naps before breakfast. So my one napper now is 15 months. She arrives at 6:30 and generally goes right back to bed until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 20,441
Posted By daysofelijah
I think you'd be hard pressed to find someone...

I think you'd be hard pressed to find someone around here that opens that early. I am closing this fall and my dcm can't find anyone to take her kids as early as I do (6:30). I think most centers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2011, 04:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,160
Posted By daysofelijah
Eek! No touching babies! Daycare kids may not...

Eek! No touching babies! Daycare kids may not touch immobile babies. Dcks never, ever, ever pick up a baby. I could lose my license if I was letting kids pick up babies. If I am holding the baby they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,457
Posted By daysofelijah
I just got a similar letter from my food program...

I just got a similar letter from my food program here in MN.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By daysofelijah
Sorry I missed the part about her not gaining....

Sorry I missed the part about her not gaining. There are tips on that kellymom page to try. Try actual soft finger foods, that may help. Some babies just don't like to be spoon fed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By daysofelijah
Don't worry about it. My 2nd son didn't want...

Don't worry about it. My 2nd son didn't want anything to do with solids and refused all baby food. He started with regular table food around 10 months, exclusively bf until then. Solids aren't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,446
Posted By daysofelijah
Let him nap. The kindergarteners here still have...

Let him nap. The kindergarteners here still have a nap/rest time the first half of the year at school.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,393
Posted By daysofelijah
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/6634/grow-a-...

http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/6634/grow-a-sunflower-house-for-kids
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,266
Posted By daysofelijah
I can have up to 10 including my own. I used to...

I can have up to 10 including my own. I used to always try to be full. 10 is pretty overwhelming though. Now I have 8 on full days and that is doable. I would say 6 total is my most comfortable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,259
Posted By daysofelijah
Yes. I cd'd my three and will cd #4. I offer to...

Yes. I cd'd my three and will cd #4. I offer to cd daycare kids in pocket or AIOs only. I have had three dck's in cd.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,649
Posted By daysofelijah
Yeah, I know the whole accident under my watch...

Yeah, I know the whole accident under my watch pitfall so I doubt I'll say anything about payment unless dh pushes it. They don't have any money anyway. Dcm mentioned checking her insurance when I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,649
Posted By daysofelijah
DCB Just Broke My Window

Ugh! Seriously, I have less than three months left doing daycare! I couldn't have made it without a window getting broken?

I was getting lunch started when all of a sudden I hear a crack from the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2011, 04:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,462
Posted By daysofelijah
I don't think it would hurt to ask. Explain the...

I don't think it would hurt to ask. Explain the situation and offer to refund the last week notice if they don't need to use it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,471
Posted By daysofelijah
My kids get lots of priveleges the dcks do not...

My kids get lots of priveleges the dcks do not get. The McDonald's ice cream in front of the dcks is really rude though. That seems mean. That I definitely would not do.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,408
Posted By daysofelijah
Good luck! I will be joining you in the fall...

Good luck! I will be joining you in the fall after 8 long years. I hear you, I hate being trapped in my home 11 hours a day 5 days a week!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
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Views: 4,320
Posted By daysofelijah
Stop going in. They are old enough to figure it...

Stop going in. They are old enough to figure it out. If you have to peek in every 15 minutes, but try not to let them see you. They will tire out and go to sleep eventually. It may take an hour or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,597
Posted By daysofelijah
No more than 30 days for a variance here in MN. I...

No more than 30 days for a variance here in MN. I got one for 2 months one time, but it was only for 2-3 days each week. Another time I had to let a family go because I needed one for 3 months and my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,101
Posted By daysofelijah
Oops, thanks VTmom, I missed that. I am happy to...

Oops, thanks VTmom, I missed that. I am happy to be closing after 8 long years. I planned on continuing for a couple more years, but with this surprise baby #4 I told dh no way I could do it.

One...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,101
Posted By daysofelijah
Closing Letter

I am giving my closing notice this thurs/fri. Does this sound alright? I didn't want it to be too personal, but didn't want to sound too cool. I have had both these families for 4+ years now so I...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-25-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,176
Posted By daysofelijah
Take the seat with you and kindly ask she not...

Take the seat with you and kindly ask she not prop the bottle to feed the baby. Licensed providers are specifically instructed that they are not allowed to prop the bottle to feed the baby, at least...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,750
Posted By daysofelijah
Nope, everybody five and under naps for 2 hours...

Nope, everybody five and under naps for 2 hours here. She will get used to it eventually. Since she is only there 2 days a week it will take longer though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,412
Posted By daysofelijah
My dcm came in bathed in perfume this morning. I...

My dcm came in bathed in perfume this morning. I nearly got a headache in the 2 minutes she was in here. I hope none of her dental patients are allergic to perfume!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,607
Posted By daysofelijah
That stinks! I don't do anything for birthdays....

That stinks! I don't do anything for birthdays. They are welcome to bring a snack, we sing Happy Birthday and they get a birthday sticker. Anything more than that is a waste of time for me because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,642
Posted By daysofelijah
In the beginning it was probably 1 to 5 or worse....

In the beginning it was probably 1 to 5 or worse. As I got more experienced I could weed through even before the interview. Plus most new clients come from word of mouth via past or current clients...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,140
Posted By daysofelijah
I have to say I am looking forward to hearing the...

I have to say I am looking forward to hearing the woes of the two families I am letting go trying to find care for as good a discount as they get here. Both of them "roped" me into paying for only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By daysofelijah
I don't see why it would be a problem. I was...

I don't see why it would be a problem. I was going to take my kids all to VBS last year, but ended up having vehicle issues. A lot of the home daycares around here take the kids to the local VBSs. As...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,218
Posted By daysofelijah
Open, but only one family is coming. Luckily they...

Open, but only one family is coming. Luckily they leave by 3 on Fridays so we should still be able to get out of town a little early.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,112
Posted By daysofelijah
It's not the best time, but if you can afford a...

It's not the best time, but if you can afford a little while to get full, maybe it would work. It took me about 2 years to get full and to the point where I no longer had to advertise. I also had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,780
Posted By daysofelijah
My kids have always been told that Santa, Easter...

My kids have always been told that Santa, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy are just for fun and really just mom and dad. They are not supposed to tell the dckids though. It hasn't been a problem.

As far...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,094
Posted By daysofelijah
I had one of those when I was a kid. Awesome!

I had one of those when I was a kid. Awesome!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,857
Posted By daysofelijah
All your information is available online at the...

All your information is available online at the MN DHS if you are licensed.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,178
Posted By daysofelijah
I let them have them whenever they want until 12...

I let them have them whenever they want until 12 months. Then I only let them have it for nap until about 16-18 months when I move them to a mat. I like pacis. Two of my kids had them until 2.5, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,857
Posted By daysofelijah
Here is a site with some more info on what you...

Here is a site with some more info on what you can do, put together by some MN childcare providers against the union:

http://www.childcareunioninfo.com/index.html
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 04:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,785
Posted By daysofelijah
Parents provide it. I have some parents that are...

Parents provide it. I have some parents that are picky about what kind they use.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 04:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,092
Posted By daysofelijah
Oh yes, I'm sure my licensor would get snippy if...

Oh yes, I'm sure my licensor would get snippy if she knew I led my dd3 go play downstairs when she wants to. (She won't go down alone, only when her brothers are down there.) The daycare kids have no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,365
Posted By daysofelijah
Never watched it, and never let my kids watch it....

Never watched it, and never let my kids watch it. I know a lot of my dc kids love sponge bob at home, but they know when they are here it is not on.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,092
Posted By daysofelijah
Yep, my boys (6 & 8) no longer have to be a part...

Yep, my boys (6 & 8) no longer have to be a part of any of the daycare doings at all if they choose not to. We homeschool so when they are done with all their work they can go outside, watch tv, go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,664
Posted By daysofelijah
No, I did at the beginning, but I got grossed out...

No, I did at the beginning, but I got grossed out by all the drool and boogers that they would leave.
Forum: Curriculum 04-14-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,801
Posted By daysofelijah
I had a teacher I student taught for do that. I...

I had a teacher I student taught for do that. I can't remember what grade it was, maybe kindergarten? If you had an older group it might work. It would help if they already knew letters and their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,857
Posted By daysofelijah
I had a union rep. come knocking at my door a...

I had a union rep. come knocking at my door a couple weeks ago. I told her no thank you I wasn't interested and sent her on her way. I'm only doing licensed daycare until this fall so not too...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 04-12-2011, 03:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,736
Posted By daysofelijah
I have a two year old who will sit and "read"...

I have a two year old who will sit and "read" books almost all day. She's very cute. She has ripped up a couple of my good books though. So on their bookshelf I removed all good books, and all paper...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,931
Posted By daysofelijah
I have a non-crawling/non-walking 13 month old....

I have a non-crawling/non-walking 13 month old. She scoots around on her bum. I told mom to bring extra old pants to wear over the top of what she's wearing. So I put the extra pants on over her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,085
Posted By daysofelijah
My kids are not vaxed. You are not required by...

My kids are not vaxed. You are not required by law to have your children immunized in any state, there is an exemption option in every state.

I think the only two states that don't have some sort...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,227
Posted By daysofelijah
I had a 2.5 year old when I first started daycare...

I had a 2.5 year old when I first started daycare and his parents wanted him in the portacrib. My licensor dropped by one time and saw him sleeping in there and said he was way too big to be in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,405
Posted By daysofelijah
I go by the average rate for my county. They do a...

I go by the average rate for my county. They do a survey of all the daycare providers in the county each year. That is my full time rate. Then to get a daily rate I divide the full time rate by 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,546
Posted By daysofelijah
Depends on the state. Here in MN you can have a...

Depends on the state. Here in MN you can have a license for anywhere from 6-12 kids with one provider (depends on experience, education, and ages of kids.) With two providers I think you can have 14....
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 04-09-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 24,544
Posted By daysofelijah
Don't come to my daycare, my kids aren't...

Don't come to my daycare, my kids aren't vaccinated either :D:ouch::Kiss: I'm probably one you might call an ignorant hippie, as well, despite the fact I am well on my way to my master's degree. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,069
Posted By daysofelijah
Oh I must have missed that. That's funny though,...

Oh I must have missed that. That's funny though, the only one of my three children that has ever had an ear infection is the one that didn't use a paci.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,069
Posted By daysofelijah
My 2 paci kids both had their pacis from day 1 to...

My 2 paci kids both had their pacis from day 1 to 2.5 years. No problems bf'ing. I don't see why they say to take it away at one year, but I can see the benefit for preventing SIDS somewhat.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,973
Posted By daysofelijah
I cut my hours back from 6-6 to 6:30-5:15 about 4...

I cut my hours back from 6-6 to 6:30-5:15 about 4 years ago. All the good families made it work. The only one that left was the problem family anyway.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,092
Posted By daysofelijah
I always have in the past, but I have decided not...

I always have in the past, but I have decided not to this summer. I usually take one or two of my past daycare kids, but the ones who need care are getting too old and too much of a bad influence on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,653
Posted By daysofelijah
I'd probably just deal with it and stick it out....

I'd probably just deal with it and stick it out. I would tell the parents what went on though and tell them that for the remaining time the child will have to be separated from the other children if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,342
Posted By daysofelijah
Good record keeping. Hope the two weeks goes...

Good record keeping. Hope the two weeks goes smoothly and quickly!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,211
Posted By daysofelijah
Well that's no fun! Why was there a delay?

Well that's no fun! Why was there a delay?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,794
Posted By daysofelijah
Probably TMI all at once. I also wouldn't really...

Probably TMI all at once. I also wouldn't really bring up what the other kids are doing, nobody wants their kid compared to other kids. I only bring up other kids if they are my own and then only if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,754
Posted By daysofelijah
Yes. I had a young mom take advantage of my...

Yes. I had a young mom take advantage of my closing times and the last straw was when she was over an hour past closing time with no call. So I gave her notice.

She got mad and called the county...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2011, 04:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,571
Posted By daysofelijah
Pee accidents I will change them 2 times, then...

Pee accidents I will change them 2 times, then back into a pull-up on the third. Poop accidents are one strike and you're out, lol. Back into a pull-up right away with a poop accident.

If they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,011
Posted By daysofelijah
I'd insist on an evaluation to allow him to stay....

I'd insist on an evaluation to allow him to stay. I wonder if he has some sort of emotional/behavior disorder? Maybe even something like tourette's? Can he control what he's saying, is it obviously...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,426
Posted By daysofelijah
We use sheets on the vinyl mats and just fold...

We use sheets on the vinyl mats and just fold them up with the sheet on. I take them off and wash them every week or so. They do tear easily, but I usually have them last a couple years or so. I buy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,364
Posted By daysofelijah
Oh I missed the part where your contract says you...

Oh I missed the part where your contract says you can term at will. Since that is the case I would have the term letter, any refund on deposit (or any bill for outstanding fees) and all the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,417
Posted By daysofelijah
Yeah I don't mind too much I guess. If she...

Yeah I don't mind too much I guess. If she doesn't mind her kid being out in public in his pjs I guess that's fine. If we were going somewhere other than the park or just out in the yard to play I...
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