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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 197
Posted By Rockgirl
So far it’s good! I really liked ‘Run Away’ by...

So far it’s good! I really liked ‘Run Away’ by him.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 197
Posted By Rockgirl
I just started “The Boy From the Woods” by Harlan...

I just started “The Boy From the Woods” by Harlan Coben. I’ve been listening to my books on Audible, so I can knit at the same time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,933
Posted By Rockgirl
Who is “we”?

Who is “we”?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Rockgirl
I wouldn’t worry about her saying things to...

I wouldn’t worry about her saying things to people. If they know her well enough to take her at her word, chances are they’ve met her child, and seen the behavior. I would suggest informing your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Rockgirl
I wouldn’t have made it past infancy with this...

I wouldn’t have made it past infancy with this child!

What does dcm do that terrifies you?

I’d give notice and be done. This doesn’t create a healthy environment for the other children, or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By Rockgirl
I’ve minimized the toys available to the...

I’ve minimized the toys available to the children. I’ve been running some through the dishwasher on the sanitize cycle. Others, I wash, then spray with Odoban. I’ve been walking around with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 18,342
Posted By Rockgirl
I may continue this way, even after the...

I may continue this way, even after the requirements are lifted! :D Parents are texting me when they pull up outside, and I’m meeting them at the door with their child. BUH-BYE, now!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 18,342
Posted By Rockgirl
In Texas, we’re now required to check every...

In Texas, we’re now required to check every child’s temp upon arrival, and parents may not come inside, unless there’s a legitimate reason. All drop offs and pickups must be done outside.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1,162
Views: 234,239
Posted By Rockgirl
I was sending kids to potty one at a time, before...

I was sending kids to potty one at a time, before we headed outside. The ones waiting their turn were getting shoes out of their cubbies.

Me: “Let’s sing some songs while we get ready to go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Rockgirl
I agree with this. I think it’s time to move on.

I agree with this. I think it’s time to move on.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By Rockgirl
Do you have set hours of operation?

Do you have set hours of operation?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,183
Posted By Rockgirl
Funny how so many non-providers are experts on...

Funny how so many non-providers are experts on running a daycare! :D I think I’ll go find a few message boards pertaining to other professions and inform the posters what they’re doing wrong at their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2020, 04:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,823
Posted By Rockgirl
Some kids won’t go if someone is right there...

Some kids won’t go if someone is right there watching them on the toilet. I find they’ll go if I step out of the room....I guess the pressure is off.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Rockgirl
I put a section into my written policies,...

I put a section into my written policies, addressing this. They know from the beginning how I expect pickup to be.

Or, say, “Sorry—I haven’t had a chance to use the restroom for hours—gotta go!”...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By Rockgirl
My group is SUPER into preschool board games. It...

My group is SUPER into preschool board games. It does help that 5 out of my 6 are within six months of each other, age-wise.

The favorite has been Zingo for quite awhile now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By Rockgirl
I’ve heard of so many pediatricians who say...

I’ve heard of so many pediatricians who say everything looks fine. Honestly, I don’t think they typically spend enough time interacting with the children to really see what’s going on.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-26-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By Rockgirl
I don’t see it in the regs for centers in Texas....

I don’t see it in the regs for centers in Texas. It’s not in the regs for homes. I clean mine daily during nap, and if I have a spare minute I’ll do a quick swipe with a disinfecting wipe at other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By Rockgirl
I’ve had the Sprogs stackable cots a little over...

I’ve had the Sprogs stackable cots a little over a year, and have been happy with them. I bought them on Amazon in a pack of six.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-24-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By Rockgirl
I’m seeing that now—you’re right. However, if...

I’m seeing that now—you’re right. However, if they’re just spraying with Lysol, and not cleaning first, they’re still not following procedures.

I do agree about the disposable seat covers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By Rockgirl
We’ve had a few providers have a sale when they...

We’ve had a few providers have a sale when they retired. They informed the providers in our local daycare association, and they were allowed to go shop first, then the public.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-24-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By Rockgirl
Right! And it leaves a lot of things open for...

Right! And it leaves a lot of things open for interpretation by the licensing reps. One may be fine with something, and next time another will write a provider up for it.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-24-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By Rockgirl
Here are the state guidelines for sanitizing...

Here are the state guidelines for sanitizing surfaces. Oddly, the procedure for cleaning a toilet isn’t specifically mentioned. I’m guessing your child’s daycare is doing this on their own. I’m...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-23-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By Rockgirl
I’m in Texas. I’m not sure why they’re using...

I’m in Texas. I’m not sure why they’re using Lysol....like Cat Herder said above, it’s not an approved method of cleaning/disinfecting toilet seats.

It seems they could at least wipe the toilet...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 02-21-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By Rockgirl
I loved that one, too!

I loved that one, too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Rockgirl
I like Discount School Supply and Constructive...

I like Discount School Supply and Constructive Playthings. Also Amazon!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By Rockgirl
I prep as much as I can ahead of time. This goes...

I prep as much as I can ahead of time. This goes for everything, all day. During daycare, while kids are doing one activity, I’m getting things ready for their next activity.

Our dinners aren’t...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By Rockgirl
Thanks for the tip about crib sheets!

Thanks for the tip about crib sheets!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By Rockgirl
I have Sprogs stackable cots and the sheets that...

I have Sprogs stackable cots and the sheets that fit over the corners. I’ve been very happy with them. I have a strict rule of no standing on the cots—only sitting or lying down on them, so jumping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By Rockgirl
We subscribe to Apple Music, so that’s mostly...

We subscribe to Apple Music, so that’s mostly what I use here. I also have several Pandora stations I like for daycare hours. I was paying the $4.99/month for the ad-free version until we started...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By Rockgirl
I would require a doctor visit and signed release...

I would require a doctor visit and signed release to return to daycare. That doesn’t sound like something I’d want to just wait and see on!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By Rockgirl
Crocodile Rock Kung Fu Fighting I’m Still...

Crocodile Rock
Kung Fu Fighting
I’m Still Standing

The soundtrack from the Trolls movie is a favorite here, too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 114,189
Posted By Rockgirl
I’m in Texas, too! There used to be a center here...

I’m in Texas, too! There used to be a center here called the Tiny Texan. I thought that was cute. Of course in West Texas, anything tumbleweed related would be appropriate. Lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,194
Posted By Rockgirl
Good for you! It will be a huge relief, being rid...

Good for you! It will be a huge relief, being rid of them. Now going forward with new families, confidently enforce your policies. It sounds like with the lack of available child care in your area,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By Rockgirl
Ok, this is just me giving my opinion. I think...

Ok, this is just me giving my opinion. I think it’s overkill for a home daycare. If you’re planning to do field trips, you could do T-shirts in one color, to easily distinguish your group.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 325,666
Posted By Rockgirl
I love this. :)

I love this. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 935
Posted By Rockgirl
If a parent carries their child to the door,...

If a parent carries their child to the door, fine. That’s on them. But I refuse to take a 4 year old from a parent’s arms. The 19 month old in my daycare walks from the car all the way in, holding a...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 02-07-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By Rockgirl
Welcome, Crafty! :)

Welcome, Crafty! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 935
Posted By Rockgirl
I would address it with mom, and tell her dcb...

I would address it with mom, and tell her dcb needs to walk in. Then I wouldn’t even be a part of the sign-in shenanigans. I would be busy with another child or task, and when they walk in, just tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Rockgirl
Thank you for doing what was right for the kids! ...

Thank you for doing what was right for the kids!

You weren’t required to write a notice that stated what they wanted it to say. They’re just trying to cover themselves.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By Rockgirl
I’ve had a few therapists come here over the...

I’ve had a few therapists come here over the years. The ECI ones wanted to work with children in their usual daycare environment, so they were in the daycare room with us. I actually enjoyed having...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5,704
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 620,111
Posted By Rockgirl
New daycare family: During the initial call...

New daycare family:

During the initial call from dcm, when she asked the basic questions about my daycare, I told her my hours are 7:30-5:30. During the interview with both parents, I told them my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By Rockgirl
I don’t blame you! In fact, you’ve tolerated it...

I don’t blame you! In fact, you’ve tolerated it much longer than I would have. It sounds like you’ve tried everything under the sun to help her.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By Rockgirl
Well, we’re all relating to one another. People...

Well, we’re all relating to one another. People will offer examples of experiences they’ve had, and if others can relate, they’ll comment. It’s not to take away from you or your post....it’s just now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,025
Posted By Rockgirl
This is so spot-on.

This is so spot-on.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-17-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By Rockgirl
If I’m understanding correctly, it was your child...

If I’m understanding correctly, it was your child who ran out to his grandma arriving to pick him up? You’re not employed at the daycare, right?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,057
Posted By Rockgirl
Ugh!! I’ll also pray and cross everything...

Ugh!!

I’ll also pray and cross everything that you and all the kids stay well!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,136
Posted By Rockgirl
They may have noticed, but just aren’t...

They may have noticed, but just aren’t commenting. Maybe they think it would come across as a complaint to mention it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,329
Posted By Rockgirl
I would definitely comment....wouldn’t be able to...

I would definitely comment....wouldn’t be able to stop myself! A picture comment, with the child at your house. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By Rockgirl
I tell new parents when they enroll that I open...

I tell new parents when they enroll that I open the front door and turn on the porch light at 7:30–that’s the signal that I’m open.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 325,666
Posted By Rockgirl
That is wonderful! Congrats! We still have a few...

That is wonderful! Congrats! We still have a few years left on ours—can’t wait to experience that feeling. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By Rockgirl
I understand not being comfortable with...

I understand not being comfortable with confrontation. Maybe just step in and start changing diapers yourself as they get up from nap. Surely they can’t object to someone willing to do the diapers!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,831
Posted By Rockgirl
Slightly higher—sure. 2-3 TIMES higher? No way....

Slightly higher—sure. 2-3 TIMES higher? No way. Not around here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Rockgirl
I got an email a couple of months ago explaining...

I got an email a couple of months ago explaining upcoming changes. It did have info about inspections for listed homes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 791
Posted By Rockgirl
WOW! Just unbelievable.

WOW! Just unbelievable.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-14-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By Rockgirl
I believe it’s three in your care at once. You...

I believe it’s three in your care at once. You could call your local licensing office and ask. They’re really nice and helpful at the one in my city.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By Rockgirl
I agree with this!

I agree with this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,119
Posted By Rockgirl
Just curious....since she yelled and threatened...

Just curious....since she yelled and threatened to report you to licensing, are you letting her continue care for the two weeks? I mean....no way in $&@# would I allow her back after that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,100
Posted By Rockgirl
OP, I don’t get why you’re so adamant about this....

OP, I don’t get why you’re so adamant about this. :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,100
Posted By Rockgirl
You know, it sounds like you have it all figured...

You know, it sounds like you have it all figured out, so go for it! Put these ideas into practice and open a daycare! Another quality daycare will surely help shorten a few waiting lists.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,018
Posted By Rockgirl
I agree—I wouldn’t go sign anything. You emailed...

I agree—I wouldn’t go sign anything. You emailed your notice—they can’t require you to sign anything.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,100
Posted By Rockgirl
In the $100,000/week example, sure, it eliminates...

In the $100,000/week example, sure, it eliminates the waiting list. But who did it help, besides the Bill Gates person and the daycare provider?

As others have pointed out, our maximum allowed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,100
Posted By Rockgirl
I don’t feel the need to do anything to shorten a...

I don’t feel the need to do anything to shorten a waiting list. It’s just not a concern for me. I’ll just keep doing my job, and enrolling families that fit well here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By Rockgirl
What do you mean by “they hold a check back”?

What do you mean by “they hold a check back”?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By Rockgirl
Wow. I don’t even know what to say to that. ...

Wow. I don’t even know what to say to that.

Even if this did happen to be a cultural thing (which of course is BS), it is NOT okay. A cultural thing would be something like...parents getting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By Rockgirl
I mean.....yes, absolutely report this. No...

I mean.....yes, absolutely report this. No question about it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By Rockgirl
I send all kids to potty & wash hands before...

I send all kids to potty & wash hands before breakfast and lunch, and after nap, which is right before snack. For some, those are the only times they go during the day. Others go 6-8 times. But I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By Rockgirl
Of course we will need an update if she responds!...

Of course we will need an update if she responds! :D
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-09-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,360
Posted By Rockgirl
There’s no excuse for leaving a child. I no...

There’s no excuse for leaving a child. I no longer transport, but when I did, I had a system for keeping track. We checked roll while lined up by the door to leave, again after getting buckled in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By Rockgirl
Probably someone looking for daycare...taking a...

Probably someone looking for daycare...taking a pic of the sign is an easy way to get info needed to call.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5,704
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 620,111
Posted By Rockgirl
A school-ager even noticed, and said, “Dcg must...

A school-ager even noticed, and said, “Dcg must be hot in those clothes. I asked her one day and she said she doesn’t have any shorts.”
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5,704
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 620,111
Posted By Rockgirl
I agree! Parents need to put a foot down here. I...

I agree! Parents need to put a foot down here. I mean, we won’t be out there running in the heat of the day, but we are out from breakfast until time to nap. It gets plenty hot during that time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5,704
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 620,111
Posted By Rockgirl
Predicted high of 99 today...dcg shows up in...

Predicted high of 99 today...dcg shows up in jeans and a long-sleeved shirt.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,043
Posted By Rockgirl
BC, I still have that bassinet, and the matching...

BC, I still have that bassinet, and the matching high chair. I’d prefer to replace them with wooden pieces, but I’ll wait awhile.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,043
Posted By Rockgirl
Yes! When our friend offered me the set, I sent...

Yes! When our friend offered me the set, I sent him a link to the eBay listing, and asked if he’d rather sell it. He still wanted me to have it for the daycare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By Rockgirl
Thanks for the memories! :D

Thanks for the memories! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5,704
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 620,111
Posted By Rockgirl
Dcd has shown up early several times lately....he...

Dcd has shown up early several times lately....he doesn’t come to the door, just sits in his vehicle until I open the door at 7:30. Fine, whatever....I just go about my business until then. This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By Rockgirl
Lately, we’ve been doing puzzles for the last...

Lately, we’ve been doing puzzles for the last chunk of the day. All of mine LOVE puzzles. They spread out throughout the room, and I give them each one, based on their skill level. When they finish...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5,704
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 620,111
Posted By Rockgirl
How sad for dcb, that he will miss out on a...

How sad for dcb, that he will miss out on a vacation. What difference would it make to dcm, anyway? If daycare is paid for either way, why not just let him go? Makes no sense.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5,704
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 620,111
Posted By Rockgirl
When I had after-schoolers, I had 12 most days....

When I had after-schoolers, I had 12 most days. Six were toddlers/preschoolers, and the other six were school age. Things actually ran pretty smoothly! We had a routine, plus with that many kids,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,080
Posted By Rockgirl
So true!! I’ve heard providers say the kids...

So true!! I’ve heard providers say the kids missed outside time because of bad behavior. I’m like....You’re making it a thousand times worse!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,080
Posted By Rockgirl
I wouldn’t even address this with the parents....

I wouldn’t even address this with the parents. I’d just keep going about your day as you normally would. The child may have just said that, thinking it would get results.

In Texas, we’re required...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,080
Posted By Rockgirl
I make it clear at the interview that we spend a...

I make it clear at the interview that we spend a LOT of time outside. They bring their own sunblock and bug spray, labeled with their names, and I can apply it without written consent.

You were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 35,182
Posted By Rockgirl
I’m compassionate, but my workday is already ten...

I’m compassionate, but my workday is already ten hours long. That’s just the time children are actually in my care. There’s also the time spent planning, shopping, cleaning, doing required paperwork,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Rockgirl
I’ve found when I’ve had a crazy group like that,...

I’ve found when I’ve had a crazy group like that, it helps to structure things a bit more. Something I’ve done is to put out small rugs throughout the room with one activity on each rug. If I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By Rockgirl
And remember you must mix a new batch of solution...

And remember you must mix a new batch of solution each day, since it loses its effectiveness after 24 hours. I’ve switched to Odoban for this reason.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,120
Posted By Rockgirl
We’ve set up our own grocery store before, and...

We’ve set up our own grocery store before, and the kids absolutely LOVED it. I saved empty food boxes for a few weeks, and we lined them up on shelves. I don’t have a grocery cart, but they were...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-09-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 170,731
Posted By Rockgirl
No kidding!

No kidding!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-08-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 170,731
Posted By Rockgirl
I looked to see if “dead horse” was a tag for...

I looked to see if “dead horse” was a tag for this thread. Yes, it is! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By Rockgirl
It’s possible grandma is ticked at dcm, and not...

It’s possible grandma is ticked at dcm, and not you. It sounds like she tried telling her not to give up dcb’s spot, and dcm didn’t listen.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,765
Posted By Rockgirl
Dcd brought in dcg, 4.5, and said, “She has...

Dcd brought in dcg, 4.5, and said, “She has marker on her face. She wouldn’t let me wash it off...maybe she’ll let you.” Oh, brother.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,148
Posted By Rockgirl
I looked for popcorn in my kidkare menu today,...

I looked for popcorn in my kidkare menu today, and didn’t see it there yet. Has this gone into effect yet?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By Rockgirl
Another thing to consider: it seems that when...

Another thing to consider: it seems that when it’s X amount for the first 15 (or any number) of minutes, they will push it right to the last of those minutes. My late pickup time starts one minute...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By Rockgirl
In all my years of daycare, I’ve never had a...

In all my years of daycare, I’ve never had a parent who wasn’t thrilled that their child was outside as much as possible. And like you said, they could choose another daycare if your routine didn’t...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By Rockgirl
This time of year, we go outside right after...

This time of year, we go outside right after breakfast and stay out until time for me to make lunch. We go out right after nap and stay most of the afternoon. I have the water table and misters set...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,670
Posted By Rockgirl
I’ve had a few mornings lately where the usual...

I’ve had a few mornings lately where the usual early-arrivers haven’t shown up at their normal time. I sat on my patio with an extra cup of coffee. :D I could’ve done something productive, but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 904
Posted By Rockgirl
Perfect!!

Perfect!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 35,182
Posted By Rockgirl
“Promptly stfu”? The last post in this thread was...

“Promptly stfu”? The last post in this thread was eight years ago, until you bumped it back up, so.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By Rockgirl
Thanks, BC! Happy Provider Appreciation Day to...

Thanks, BC! Happy Provider Appreciation Day to you as well! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,111
Posted By Rockgirl
In the article, it states she said it happened at...

In the article, it states she said it happened at the sitter’s house, but was later revealed she left her baby in the car while she worked.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By Rockgirl
I’ve started saying, “You know.” Then I just keep...

I’ve started saying, “You know.” Then I just keep going about my business.
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