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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2017, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Jack Sprat
I have the Foundations XL quad..not the sport. I...

I have the Foundations XL quad..not the sport. I really don't like it. It's hard to push on paved roads and sidewalks in great conditions. I'm not sure how it would do in snow etc. I wish it had jog...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,000
Posted By Jack Sprat
Discipline Question

I have a set of twins that have been here for 5 weeks. They are brother and sister 5yrs old. The are by no means awful children but, have a very hard time controlling them selves. Nothing major and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,502
Posted By Jack Sprat
A plastic disposable table cloth and holiday...

A plastic disposable table cloth and holiday plates indicate a party here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,796
Posted By Jack Sprat
A lot! Some more then others because they are...

A lot! Some more then others because they are huggers as well. I have two that I hug and kiss on the cheek everyday at pick up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 953
Posted By Jack Sprat
We make little cakes for the parents and the kids...

We make little cakes for the parents and the kids decorate them. We are adding cards with photos of the kids to the mix this year. We do a party and exchange Valentines. The kids love it. I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,151
Posted By Jack Sprat
I was told to write the exception for the 4.5 yr...

I was told to write the exception for the 4.5 yr old. The situation is that the family is expecting a third child. The infant would start mid September. I would be over numbers in the 18m-5yr group,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,151
Posted By Jack Sprat
Request for Exception (Supervision Plan)

I am filing a request for an exception in the state of KS. Our previous surveyor said to be very detailed in the supervision plan. We are required to have a supervision plan in place for licensing. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5,611
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 609,525
Posted By Jack Sprat
Sent dcg home with a temp of 101.00 yesterday....

Sent dcg home with a temp of 101.00 yesterday. The rule is 24hrs fever free no meds. DCM sends text last night asking if dcg can come today. She didn't have a temp after yesterday morning and ran...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 987
Posted By Jack Sprat
I think she wants to know NOW if his bio mothers...

I think she wants to know NOW if his bio mothers actions will have any effects on him or are having any now. She didn't say too much about the play yard except she didn't think he would be happy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 987
Posted By Jack Sprat
That is a great idea! I am not sure why...

That is a great idea!

I am not sure why they want one from me other then dcm has shared with them what I say here. I don't think dcm is being honest with them and his behavior at home. I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 987
Posted By Jack Sprat
Daily Report for 16 Month Old

A little background. I have posted about dcb and dcm before. Everyday at pick up dcm asks how his day was. Most days I simply say it was okay. There are days that are rough and I explain to her what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By Jack Sprat
likethis Yes! This is how we do it as well. I...

likethis
Yes! This is how we do it as well. I can't stand bad table manners.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,189
Posted By Jack Sprat
Our insurance deductible is $500. My DH can...

Our insurance deductible is $500. My DH can replace the window himself but, we of course have to wait till the weather warms up for the caulking to set. So probably Monday or Wednesday.

I do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,189
Posted By Jack Sprat
She just sent a text saying "I guess I will be...

She just sent a text saying "I guess I will be buying a new window to add to this already crappy day."

Can you imagine how crappy a day it would have been if the window had shattered and I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,189
Posted By Jack Sprat
Yes, to all the PP's. He is at the stage where he...

Yes, to all the PP's. He is at the stage where he throws. He has been in this stage for 6 months! I do believe he understands what "no throw" means. He never throws things at the wall, just the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,189
Posted By Jack Sprat
Very true!! And yes I do agree it was not an...

Very true!! And yes I do agree it was not an accident. Nor normal wear and tear. Her response has me really miffed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,189
Posted By Jack Sprat
Yes, I have that in my contract as well. I sent...

Yes, I have that in my contract as well. I sent her a message letting her know what happened. I explained that I was waiting for the glass guy to call back and come give an estimate. I didn't say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,189
Posted By Jack Sprat
Really? That isn't a rhetorical question either....

Really? That isn't a rhetorical question either. Part of me assumed that this was part of the risk of owning my own business. Part of me does feel like they should pay something.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,235
Posted By Jack Sprat
Oh wow! My window doesn't seem so bad now. I...

Oh wow! My window doesn't seem so bad now. I think I would have cried too. :hug::hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,189
Posted By Jack Sprat
That Was a First!!

I have a dck who is 17m. He is constantly throwing toys. I am constantly telling him not to throw and showing him how to play with the toys..you get the picture.

Well, today he threw a toy (like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,711
Posted By Jack Sprat
We haven't had enough snow for us to justify a...

We haven't had enough snow for us to justify a snow blower. My DH, DS or I will shovel before daycare opens. If it snows during the day, then I try to do it quickly at nap or when DS gets home from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By Jack Sprat
Yes!!! This is what I have been telling parents.

Yes!!! This is what I have been telling parents.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By Jack Sprat
No, it isn't necessary.No they aren't contagious....

No, it isn't necessary.No they aren't contagious. Yes, I am changing my policy on the antibiotic part. However, she said he was given the script and said he had been taking them. He was sent home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By Jack Sprat
I mentioned strep to her when she told me about...

I mentioned strep to her when she told me about the rash, and nope they didn't run a test. I would think the pediatrician would do so.

I am going to let her know she needs to keep him home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By Jack Sprat
Seriously?

Dcb who is 14m was sick the past four days. Fever and vomiting. Dcm kept him home yesterday as he felt warm on Sunday and was cranky and tired (he is a cranky child in general so this must have been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,173
Posted By Jack Sprat
DH and I had this discussion this weekend. He...

DH and I had this discussion this weekend. He says it's lack of attention to what they are doing and that when a boy holds it for so long their penis becomes very sensitive and it can be difficult to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By Jack Sprat
likethis This is us! We don't have a stop...

likethis

This is us! We don't have a stop light. When my numbers allow we do go to Wal-Mart and other places. We have a higher accident coverage on our vehicle insurance. All my parents are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,423
Posted By Jack Sprat
In the past I have given the dck's books. This...

In the past I have given the dck's books. This year the girls are getting baby dolls that I have crocheted and the boys are getting bears I have crocheted. They play with them during the day and have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,329
Posted By Jack Sprat
Biting - what is your policy?

I currently have a 13m dcb. He has recently started biting himself, clothes and the soft dolls. I offer him teething toys to bite on and he throws them and screams. The biting is happening when he is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By Jack Sprat
I've been wondering about this. Do you all charge...

I've been wondering about this. Do you all charge a late fee if they are late by two or three minutes? I have a parent who each and every night is late by 2 or 3 minutes. It doesn't seem like much,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,555
Posted By Jack Sprat
I had a child very much like this in my care. I...

I had a child very much like this in my care. I tired redirection, him being my special friend and never leaving my side, meetings with mom, time out, we talked about our feelings and how we treat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 670
Posted By Jack Sprat
I called Tori!! Best investment yet! I start day...

I called Tori!! Best investment yet! I start day one with a routine and begin nap schedule. Here is ours:

7:45 Baby arrives - I change her. She is always freshly changed when she arrives but, I do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,472
Posted By Jack Sprat
I use Bobux or Robeez. The babies can't get them...

I use Bobux or Robeez. The babies can't get them off or at least the ones I have in care. They are soft and can still sleep in them. I have used tights as well. Babies don't care what they look like!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,234
Posted By Jack Sprat
Thanks BC! I had to laugh about the...

Thanks BC!

I had to laugh about the dishwasher. Ours is used for storage of canned goods, pasta etc. In order to use it we would have to rip up half of our house to get to old septic lines and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,234
Posted By Jack Sprat
I live in Kansas and so far I can only find one...

I live in Kansas and so far I can only find one county that is participating. I sent a message to our Child Care Aware rep asking when if ever we would all be required to participate. I haven't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,787
Posted By Jack Sprat
Had to share this with you OP. A conversation my...

Had to share this with you OP. A conversation my DD who is 6 had with a school mate.

Little Girl: Does your mom babysit all those kids?

DD: No, it's not nice to sit on the babies.

The kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,299
Posted By Jack Sprat
:hug::hug: In my thoughts and prayers

:hug::hug: In my thoughts and prayers
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,207
Posted By Jack Sprat
We have a screened in front porch. I love this....

We have a screened in front porch. I love this. We keep all coats, shoes, etc out there. This is also where I keep our calendar and wall pockets for kids papers etc. We have lots of shade trees this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,189
Posted By Jack Sprat
Here is a link to the book. ...

Here is a link to the book.

http://www.amazon.com/Year-Educational-Quiet-Bins-peaceful/dp/1515007081/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1441216623&sr=8-1&keywords=a+year+of+educational+quiet+binsok.

pipe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,189
Posted By Jack Sprat
Quiet Bins!! :)

This may be old news to some providers. :p But, for me it's been a wonderful addition. I read about the book A Year of Educational Quiet Bins..The Secret to peaceful days at home with kids.. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,875
Posted By Jack Sprat
likethislikethis

likethislikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,452
Posted By Jack Sprat
Tea Tree oil here. DH found some eucalyptus and...

Tea Tree oil here. DH found some eucalyptus and lemon oil stuff made by Off. It works fairly well and is Deet free.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Jack Sprat
I take my own children shopping. They don't...

I take my own children shopping. They don't always love it but, they are learning about healthy food choices, cost of things, and how to bag groceries :lol:

I also take my dck's shopping. Not as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,520
Posted By Jack Sprat
I was told that anything taller then 3ft, that...

I was told that anything taller then 3ft, that they can climb, and swings need to have 6in of cushion. I use sand.
Forum: Forms - Uploads 04-09-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,135
Posted By Jack Sprat
What if you won't have an opening till the end of...

What if you won't have an opening till the end of the summer? Does it make sense to ask for two weeks deposit now and then credit the deposit back to them when they start?

My thinking is I won't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,725
Posted By Jack Sprat
My DH eats lunch with the kids everyday (he works...

My DH eats lunch with the kids everyday (he works 3 blocks from our home). He watches them so I can go to the bathroom etc. He plays and interacts with them. There are some days he just cruises...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,648
Posted By Jack Sprat
Uh, yes they would have a problem with that. Or...

Uh, yes they would have a problem with that. Or at least they would in the state of KS. When it comes to state regs I wouldn't mess around.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,190
Posted By Jack Sprat
7-5:15. About twice a month I take a drop in at...

7-5:15. About twice a month I take a drop in at 5:55a. Never for more then two days in a row. I won't open any earlier and I will not stay open any later no matter what.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,588
Posted By Jack Sprat
likethis We don't touch ANY of the walls, with...

likethis We don't touch ANY of the walls, with our hands, feet, toys and bodies. If they do same thing a warning then the toy is gone. Start teaching this now and they will get it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,874
Posted By Jack Sprat
Oh my goodness! My first thought and excuse me...

Oh my goodness! My first thought and excuse me was "WTF??"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,400
Posted By Jack Sprat
Meyou!!! I lovethis that!!! I have to have one!!...

Meyou!!! I lovethis that!!! I have to have one!! We have pots and pans etc. and old Little Tykes kitchen outside. But, that is awesome! Sending DH this pic so he can add that to his honey do list!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,883
Posted By Jack Sprat
I would love to have a high of 97!! It has been...

I would love to have a high of 97!! It has been cold, rainy, sleeting, nice, windy, sunny here. And that is just in the last four days.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,883
Posted By Jack Sprat
Great so far! We got to play outside this...

Great so far! We got to play outside this morning. The weather is beautiful. Everyone is tired but, that is always expected on Mondays. And I have a 4 day work week. I took Good Friday off this year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,788
Posted By Jack Sprat
Lunch kids scrape or throw away dishes...

Lunch
kids scrape or throw away dishes depending on if we used paper. They put everything else in the sink.
Bathroom to wash/potty
Get a book and read, sit in living room till dishes are done....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,485
Posted By Jack Sprat
When I was a nanny, we went here weekly....

When I was a nanny, we went here weekly. http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/ I loved it, the kids loved it. They had a recycle room full of stuff that companies had donated. It was $4 for a paper...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,601
Posted By Jack Sprat
That is the one I ordered. I got it yesterday....

That is the one I ordered. I got it yesterday. Has a travel bag thing with it as well. I thought it was a pretty good buy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,418
Posted By Jack Sprat
Table Manners

Do parents not teach table manners anymore? Or is it just my parents?

I think I expect pretty basic things at meal times.

Use your utensils
No elbows on the table
Close your mouth when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,601
Posted By Jack Sprat
Amazon for $39 and free two day shipping with...

Amazon for $39 and free two day shipping with prime.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,377
Posted By Jack Sprat
We go places weekly. We are lucky in that our...

We go places weekly. We are lucky in that our grocery store is three blocks from us, Dollar General is 5 blocks, the bank 3 blocks. We also go to Wal-Mart, the farm supply store, out to lunch, the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,039
Posted By Jack Sprat
:lol:This is so my group right now! We are...

:lol:This is so my group right now!

We are having our roof done in a few weeks. I know the dck's will be so excited! Tin on top of shingles so fingers crossed little mess. Now, the noise that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,561
Posted By Jack Sprat
1x a month for 1 hour.

1x a month for 1 hour.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,207
Posted By Jack Sprat
Our closest Target is 50 minutes away. Wal Mart...

Our closest Target is 50 minutes away. Wal Mart is 15 minutes away. I don't like shopping at the $100 store but, I can't always run to Target.

I love Amazon Prime. I have considered doing the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,512
Posted By Jack Sprat
"I'm sorry but, state regs require that each...

"I'm sorry but, state regs require that each child is given the opportunity to rest. If Suzie falls asleep within 10 minutes I won't wake her up. Her body is obviously saying she needs sleep. Would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,385
Posted By Jack Sprat
I have that parent too! If I close early she will...

I have that parent too! If I close early she will be late the day before or the next day. ALWAYS!! She works 3 blocks away, is officially off the clock at 4:30. By late I mean one or two minutes....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,938
Posted By Jack Sprat
Our sandbox is 12 feet by 34 feet. The main...

Our sandbox is 12 feet by 34 feet. The main reason for this is that we have to have 6 inches of padding beneath all swings, climbing structures etc. I do not like mulch at all it hurts, rubber tires...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,875
Posted By Jack Sprat
It was Scarlett Fever. DCG isn't returning till...

It was Scarlett Fever. DCG isn't returning till next week possibly the week after. Everyone here is up to date on vax. I was concerned about what/when to tell parents if at all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,945
Posted By Jack Sprat
I do. I restate what the child says the correct...

I do. I restate what the child says the correct way. If I feel it is just laziness or they are talking so fast it comes out jumbled, I have them repeat it the correct way.

For example, dcb 4yr...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,895
Posted By Jack Sprat
We are over winter here as well. But, I do have...

We are over winter here as well. But, I do have to admit it hasn't been too bad. It was really cold here in November and December. January and February were about average. Today it's 42 with a wind...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,875
Posted By Jack Sprat
I guess so...She started running a temp (103) and...

I guess so...She started running a temp (103) and then vomiting. The dr. said it was viral and sent them home. Last night they went to the ER. DCG had a fever of 105 and vomiting. They tested for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,875
Posted By Jack Sprat
Scarlet Fever/Measles Questions

DCM let me know that her DD (3) has either scarlet fever or measles. Her last day here at daycare was last Monday. She won't have official word till Tuesday.When she was here last she was sneezing,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,310
Posted By Jack Sprat
Well, here in KS with Brownback as governor we...

Well, here in KS with Brownback as governor we won't have to worry about that since we have NO money for education.

But, I do agree it saddens and sickens me to see these kids pushed into learning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Posted By Jack Sprat
I have a dcb who is like this as well. He just...

I have a dcb who is like this as well. He just turned 4. He attends preschool two mornings a week. He does very little for himself. I mean very little compared to others in my program. I think he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 321,776
Posted By Jack Sprat
All my dck's came in bouncing, happy and full of...

All my dck's came in bouncing, happy and full of hugs, despite the frigid temps. They all laughed when the vacuum "farted" out a clump of hair. Yes, it is the little things in life!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,822
Posted By Jack Sprat
I agree it's great but, the side effects are...

I agree it's great but, the side effects are awful!! We used it last winter and had dead grass all along our sidewalks. The sidewalks are pitted from it eating away at the concrete. Concrete is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,786
Posted By Jack Sprat
I'm confused...But, I think this falls on the...

I'm confused...But, I think this falls on the parents. I would tell them that they to talk to each other first, then let you know by Sat @ 5 what days they need.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,983
Posted By Jack Sprat
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,229
Posted By Jack Sprat
Thanks BC!! I figured out that my county isn't...

Thanks BC!! I figured out that my county isn't eligible for KQRIS...Sadly, a lot of great resources (Smart Start) were cut recently as well. :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,102
Posted By Jack Sprat
How old is he? Can you move him to a cot?

How old is he? Can you move him to a cot?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,983
Posted By Jack Sprat
New Sleep Study...

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/289633.php

My DH mentioned this article the same day a dcm mentioned that dcb wasn't falling asleep till 10-10:30. I still firmly believe that if a child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,497
Posted By Jack Sprat
Mine is public. I have permission from parents to...

Mine is public. I have permission from parents to use pics, and first names. The tag feature is turned off. I invited all of dcf to like the page and some others on friends list. Mainly those that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,229
Posted By Jack Sprat
Yours and many others the past two years. :ouch: ...

Yours and many others the past two years. :ouch:

Seriously, I am happy with my program, my families are happy, my dcks are learning, growing, and are kept safe. I am always reading and looking for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,229
Posted By Jack Sprat
KS Providers - QRIS/Stars Program etc..

Does the state of Kansas participate in QRIS? Is this an optional thing? I have talked to someone from Childcare Aware and the answer was very vague never saying yes or no..

After reading some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By Jack Sprat
I know!! I have great families right now. Dcm is...

I know!! I have great families right now. Dcm is now a SAHM, miss them a lot!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By Jack Sprat
Oh, its not my birthday! She found it somewhere...

Oh, its not my birthday! She found it somewhere and shared...But, thank you!!!:p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,417
Posted By Jack Sprat
We love The Learning Station! Their Brain Breaks...

We love The Learning Station! Their Brain Breaks are great for any age!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By Jack Sprat
This will bring a smile!!

Had to share this. One of my former families posted this on my FB wall. It brought me to tears and warmed my heart. She added a very sweet comment with it as well. Made all the not so great days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,930
Posted By Jack Sprat
This also makes me absolutely insane!! I would...

This also makes me absolutely insane!! I would LOVE for there to be more male teachers and child care staff. If I was to hire an assistant it would be a male.

I think it is very important to show...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,343
Posted By Jack Sprat
:p All of those responses made me laugh. This is...

:p All of those responses made me laugh. This is the one that the snarky me would have said.

Yes, I am honestly glad she won't be calling. I hadn't heard from her since November, when she texted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,343
Posted By Jack Sprat
The provider is the new step mom of her older...

The provider is the new step mom of her older children, not the dcg. I always wondered why she didn't have her watch her. She doesn't need care a lot...



I sent the sweet and pleasant text. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,343
Posted By Jack Sprat
[/B] Oh yes! We park right by her house...

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Oh yes! We park right by her house everyday at school pick up time. Our town is very small. We see each other at school functions etc. So yes I do agree sweet and simple it is.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,343
Posted By Jack Sprat
She sent a second message explaining that new...

She sent a second message explaining that new provider is going to be her older children's step mother and that new provider can pick up from school so it was more convenient for her.

Blah! I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,343
Posted By Jack Sprat
What do I Say??? Parent text

I had a child who came a few times in the fall as a drop in. Her mom is nice enough but, I really don't know her well. Her only complaint was nap time. She didn't want the child to sleep. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,238
Posted By Jack Sprat
likethis I didn't do this with my kids. IF I...

likethis I didn't do this with my kids. IF I could do it over again I would.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,947
Posted By Jack Sprat
Respond this way... "Man here is how my day...

Respond this way...

"Man here is how my day went. Little Joey came not feeling so hot but, no fever. He then puked all over my new carpet in the dining room, while I cleaning that up and making...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,947
Posted By Jack Sprat
I had a dcm like this. Constantly complaining...

I had a dcm like this. Constantly complaining about her commute to work, cost of daycare, how she wished she could stay home, how they were living pay check to pay check. Drove me bonkers. They are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,367
Posted By Jack Sprat
OP - don't be afraid of loosing clients. They can...

OP - don't be afraid of loosing clients. They can be replaced and frankly I think they will look at you as more of a professional when you start enforcing policies.

I love each one of my daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By Jack Sprat
It was in the Off Topic part...I remember BC...

It was in the Off Topic part...I remember BC posting pics of them. All I could think of was BRRRRR!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,367
Posted By Jack Sprat
Real quick...This is my opinion I would give as...

Real quick...This is my opinion I would give as little info as needed. They don't need to know they "whys" of the situation. It is what it is.

Maybe start with "Dear Families, after careful...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,192
Posted By Jack Sprat
I had a little one who started daycare at 18...

I had a little one who started daycare at 18 months. It took exactly 4 weeks for the crying ALL DAY, screaming, trying to rip up the bottom of the pack n play, not eating at all etc to stop.

BUT,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,615
Posted By Jack Sprat
[/B] I think she is in the clear then, as...

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I think she is in the clear then, as it's one family at a time. Now, if Suzy was watching the Jones and Smith kids together on a Saturday in her home I believe that would be illegal. But,...
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