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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:52 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,934
Posted By Snowmom
Agree- who is "we"? Unregistered: ...

Agree- who is "we"?

Unregistered:
"Cameras cannot be used to monitor children while in other areas of the home or center"
Yes, they can. It's called a baby monitor and approved here as long as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Snowmom
In my eyes, you are covered too. "DCM, as...

In my eyes, you are covered too.

"DCM, as your contract states, deposits are not refundable. You are required to give notice, which your initial deposit will cover. If you wish to wait until the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 18,360
Posted By Snowmom
Before disinfecting procedures on Princess Cruise...

Before disinfecting procedures on Princess Cruise Ships (Diamond & Grand), CV19 survived on cabin surfaces for 17 days!
The science of this virus is going to be quite amazing for researchers.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By Snowmom
Well, I guess I won't feel guilty that I haven't...

Well, I guess I won't feel guilty that I haven't done or planned anything over the past week. :lol:

99% of my enrollment has stayed home. I should be grateful but I honestly feel strange about it!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By Snowmom
Keeping Connected

Brainstorming:

What kinds of things are you doing with or for your families that are staying home to keep connected during this time?

Are you posting any activities?
Reaching out through...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Snowmom
Wait, so the child had 2 diapers on? Wow,...

Wait, so the child had 2 diapers on?

Wow, bold.

Personally, I have a low tolerance for disrespect and would just say "see ya" today. Especially given the circumstances of the world today. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 743
Posted By Snowmom
Set the expectation NOW. How do you...

Set the expectation NOW.

How do you normally communicate with your families?
Individually? As a group email? Website/Facebook group?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 613
Posted By Snowmom
Omg, I am so, so sorry. That is beyond...

Omg, I am so, so sorry. That is beyond devastating and I can't even imagine how they are feeling.

Hugs to you too! :hug:

I think texting is ok right now. Shock is likely what state they are in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 18,360
Posted By Snowmom
It will. I give it 3-5 more days. Because...

It will.

I give it 3-5 more days. Because the stupid is real in this country.

I had to go to the drive thru to get my prescriptions yesterday and was ASTOUNDED at how many people are out!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,050
Posted By Snowmom
It's so surreal to see how processes have changed...

It's so surreal to see how processes have changed in such a short time!

Like everyone else, I asked IF families are able to stay home with their kids, they do it (I'm open- tuition still due). ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 673
Posted By Snowmom
Oh, that's so sweet! I'm so grateful that I...

Oh, that's so sweet!

I'm so grateful that I did not have to chase down any payments today given all but one daycare child is home.
I did not expect that. I figured I'd likely have to explain the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By Snowmom
I also remember there being a immunization fairly...

I also remember there being a immunization fairly quickly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By Snowmom
I get what you're saying. Question though:...

I get what you're saying.

Question though: given the fact the family has traveled overseas (OP- 3 weeks ago?), warrants mandatory testing?
Personally, I do.
The DR's offices are asking all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By Snowmom
Personally, I would likely require a DR's note to...

Personally, I would likely require a DR's note to return at all.
And I'm the one who hates going to the DR for ANYTHING.
Given the over seas travel, a DR would likely do a C19 test with those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 18,360
Posted By Snowmom
My letter goes out tonight. I'm placing...

My letter goes out tonight. I'm placing additional temporary exclusions to my illness policy.
In it, I did ask everyone to tell me if they are traveling over Spring Break (2 weeks from now) as there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Snowmom
Out of about 40 kids I've had come/go, I've only...

Out of about 40 kids I've had come/go, I've only really connected with 2.
Same with their parents too. I've only actually liked 3. Funny how 2 out of 3 are from the same families too.

I remind...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By Snowmom
Dang!:eek: Last Friday was a dcb's 4th...

Dang!:eek:

Last Friday was a dcb's 4th birthday. The mom took the day off. Not to spend with the boy, because he was here open-close... to the dot. But she wanted to bake and decorate for his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By Snowmom
Most cases aren't showing any symptoms for a...

Most cases aren't showing any symptoms for a week. By then, you've already exposed others.
Most kids infected are showing only cold symptoms. So tightening policies is a good idea, but again, by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Snowmom
Anytime toy hoarding happens here, they lose that...

Anytime toy hoarding happens here, they lose that toy for the day. That tends to work well for the kids 3 yrs +.

Unfriendly play= their own separate space (also known as the "baby" space!)....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By Snowmom
"Mom, you caught me a little off guard yesterday...

"Mom, you caught me a little off guard yesterday when you informed me of your work hours that are changing. I won't be able to accommodate the later hours. If you need to put in your notice, please...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,764
Posted By Snowmom
How'd that work out for ya?

How'd that work out for ya?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 18,360
Posted By Snowmom
We have one scheduled for December. Even though...

We have one scheduled for December. Even though that's a long way away, I'm a little weary about even going then!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 18,360
Posted By Snowmom
:( The second case is in my neighboring...

:(

The second case is in my neighboring county.

I'm actually surprised we haven't heard from DHS directly. Usually my county's licensing reps are on top of this kind of stuff. When swine flu...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 18,360
Posted By Snowmom
This bothers me. Same when people bring up how...

This bothers me. Same when people bring up how the flu kills more people.

Apples/Oranges

Novel COVID19 coronavirus.
Novel=new.
New strain.
New strain=unknown
Unknown is the scary part.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By Snowmom
Good luck on your next venture. :Sunny: I...

Good luck on your next venture. :Sunny:

I have the very same child. He's 4.5, he knows the rules but has to be reminded 10x a day.

He's even lost a tooth at my house from running & falling face...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 18,360
Posted By Snowmom
I've been reading everything I can get my hands...

I've been reading everything I can get my hands on. :ouch:

https://www.facebook.com/DawnHasbrouckFox32Chicago/posts/2017405368405128?__tn__=K-R
This post resonated with me and was a good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Snowmom
What is your set up? Are you a split level...

What is your set up?

Are you a split level home? Enter directly into daycare?

Personally, I would walk child to mom, say "Avery had a wonderful day, see you tomorrow" and walk away.

Unless...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 18,360
Posted By Snowmom
For this particular website- it is mapping...

For this particular website- it is mapping "confirmed cases" because that is what tracks the spread.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 18,360
Posted By Snowmom
The overall count this morning went up by over...

The overall count this morning went up by over 1000 people in less than 24 hours.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 18,360
Posted By Snowmom
My understanding is that they are. This is the...

My understanding is that they are.
This is the most up to date tally and most accurate count I've found available:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 18,360
Posted By Snowmom
I'm freaked. I'm freakish about a lot of...

I'm freaked.
I'm freakish about a lot of viruses though. I've gotten the nastiest of the nasty from being in daycare Then being that it's a respiratory illness, it makes it even tougher to deal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,183
Posted By Snowmom
I mean yes, how judgmental of me to think that a...

I mean yes, how judgmental of me to think that a parent would do what's best for the entire group of children I care for and not just them.
How dare I suggest that naps are required in group care. ...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-24-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By Snowmom
Lysol is an EPA registered product. I agree...

Lysol is an EPA registered product.

I agree that spray isn't the best choice to use around children.
Wipes would be a better option.

I agree with Michael's solution- a disposable cover...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By Snowmom
^ Yes! Give it a few weeks for him to adapt to...

^ Yes!
Give it a few weeks for him to adapt to the new environment and develop trust.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5,704
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 620,121
Posted By Snowmom
Nice! :Sunny: I kind of wish I hadn't done my...

Nice! :Sunny:
I kind of wish I hadn't done my newsletter/calendar yet so I could too!
I'm going to have to make a note of that for next year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5,704
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 620,121
Posted By Snowmom
First day back after a long weekend is torture. ...

First day back after a long weekend is torture.

Good Friday is eons away. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Snowmom
^ Yes! For the safety of all children...

^ Yes!

For the safety of all children enrolled, please remember that drop off and pick up should be brief, allowing for just enough time for a cheerful goodbye kiss and gather your belongings. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By Snowmom
Same. I have my own supply and different...

Same.

I have my own supply and different brands. I hate the back-forth of bottles. If a mom brings milk in, I'd prefer it in a bag to go in the freezer but if it comes in a container, I'd rinse it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,194
Posted By Snowmom
In my experience, the first 3 years are the...

In my experience, the first 3 years are the hardest.
I think it's because we, as providers, go into this business with the mindset that people are generally good and do what's best for their child,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By Snowmom
I am strict on my illness policy, so if a child...

I am strict on my illness policy, so if a child has a frequent or producing cough, they stay home.
However, yes, I also use face masks for children who can not or will not cover their mouth with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By Snowmom
If you are looking to get an actual dollar amount...

If you are looking to get an actual dollar amount for an idea, it's going to depend on your location and the demand for childcare in your area. Your local associations, licensing agents and state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 935
Posted By Snowmom
"4.5 year old being carried in" Ah hell naw....

"4.5 year old being carried in"

Ah hell naw.

That's all I had to read. Just nope.
Let's promote those self-help skills mom. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Snowmom
Along with what everyone else said: They wanted...

Along with what everyone else said:
They wanted you to quit for unemployment purposes. If you wouldn't have quit, they would have let you go.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By Snowmom
"I'm sorry to hear that and hope Joey feels...

"I'm sorry to hear that and hope Joey feels better soon. Please remember that payment is still due on Monday mornings. I can send you some online options that may be easier for you so you don't need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Snowmom
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Snowmom
I write up an addendum on my letterhead. The...

I write up an addendum on my letterhead.
The last one started like this:

Daycare Name

Family Account:
Enrolled Child:
Current Contract Type: Full Time
Current Rate:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By Snowmom
I'm not really sure what these services are but...

I'm not really sure what these services are but I'm curious as to why they can't be done at home.

I'm not a big fan of hosting services at my location. I usually tell parents that these types of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,565
Posted By Snowmom
:lol: OMG, the visual I'm getting is stunning.

:lol:
OMG, the visual I'm getting is stunning.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Snowmom
I have a list of contagious illnesses where I DO...

I have a list of contagious illnesses where I DO exclude if siblings are diagnosed with any of them.

Influenza is on that list.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By Snowmom
You just need 2 separate food components for AM...

You just need 2 separate food components for AM or PM snack.

I typically stick to a veggie and grain for two reasons. I know the grain will always be eaten (avoids the "my kid is STARVING every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Snowmom
Same but by $18/week. Christmas break is paid at...

Same but by $18/week. Christmas break is paid at regular rate. Spring break can be taken at half rate.
Plus, they repay their enrollment fee (deposit) every Fall since it's forfeited in June.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By Snowmom
I was just going over this in my head a few days...

I was just going over this in my head a few days ago.
We've had so many instances of cars hitting kids that get off the bus lately. Once child died another was ok but bad injuries.
I asked myself...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,565
Posted By Snowmom
happyfacehappyface Every word is true in my...

happyfacehappyface
Every word is true in my eyes!
;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Snowmom
I wouldn't think street parking would be illegal...

I wouldn't think street parking would be illegal during the winter unless it was overnight parking.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Snowmom
Congrats! Yes, it's always best to wait for a...

Congrats!
Yes, it's always best to wait for a Friday when giving them a notice period.
I'd hand them a written letter as they leave and say "I will need this signed and returned on Monday".
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 958
Posted By Snowmom
I agree. There is no way I'd expect her to...

I agree.

There is no way I'd expect her to abide by ANY policies during the term period. It's best just to cut ties and not have a domino effect going forward.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 540
Posted By Snowmom
You would need a special diet statement signed by...

You would need a special diet statement signed by a DR for almond milk. Mine looks like this: https://www.providerschoice.com/pdfs/DIET_STATEMENT.pdf
You can do Lactaid without a statement. Many of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By Snowmom
Eeks no, I never ever ever touch a car seat....

Eeks no, I never ever ever touch a car seat. That's a huge liability. That's a parental job to secure (and unsecure) their child in their car. I also don't allow them inside for the same reason.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 558
Posted By Snowmom
I'm so very sorry. :hug: I guess I would...

I'm so very sorry. :hug:

I guess I would approach it honestly.
What comforts you in this time? If it's knowing he's not in pain anymore, I would say that. If it's being with God now, I would say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By Snowmom
Just throwing this idea out there... Mom &...

Just throwing this idea out there...

Mom & Dad:
We've now completed our initial trial period. While I do feel baby is adjusting well to the routine and environment, I would like to touch on a few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By Snowmom
A lot of things families do bother me. I have a...

A lot of things families do bother me. I have a hard time concealing my disdain lately, so I probably would have said something along the lines of "is that a problem for you?". Because honestly, I'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 710
Posted By Snowmom
I am open MLK day. Although, next year, I...

I am open MLK day.

Although, next year, I will be changing that since it's pretty typical that all schools now close that day in my area. I'd rather spend the day with my own school age kids, so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5,704
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 620,121
Posted By Snowmom
5 minutes before pick up, I think you should...

5 minutes before pick up, I think you should change her back into her underwear.
Tell mom: "She went through 6 diapers today but she knew you were coming to pick her up and she told me mom said she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By Snowmom
What I personally would do is let them go....

What I personally would do is let them go. Sometimes kids just don't adjust, no matter what techniques we use or how much time goes by. It's usually best to phrase this as "best for the child's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Snowmom
Why is this a FORMER client? Personally, if...

Why is this a FORMER client?

Personally, if someone leaves my daycare, I don't take them back. UNLESS the child they had aged out and a new one comes in.

I guess looking at your situation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By Snowmom
likethis In a room full of 12 kids 5yrs and...

likethis
In a room full of 12 kids 5yrs and under, including one or two usually crying or screaming... I think it should be expected! :lol:

I would have just laughed and said "yea, my mom voice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By Snowmom
Personally, I'm very, very strict with my illness...

Personally, I'm very, very strict with my illness policy.

I am that way because I have gotten deathly ill from sick children being brought to daycare. No joke- I was hospitalized for nearly two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By Snowmom
How long have you had him? I've had several...

How long have you had him?

I've had several new enrollees act this way.
Only 1 never adapted to the daycare nap expectations. It usually takes 2-3 weeks (of FT enrollment!) to fall into routine....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,007
Posted By Snowmom
I know you said they'll be leaving soon, so...

I know you said they'll be leaving soon, so you're not too concerned with it. And yes, it is an odd generation now that lets kids do what they want, when they want with no consequences.

The only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By Snowmom
I've never had foster kids enrolled so I'm...

I've never had foster kids enrolled so I'm curious, what is this post referring to?
Does the state check in on their childcare provider?
Or is this a parent needing to pick up to bring to an...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-03-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By Snowmom
New Roof & Insurance

We recently had hail damage and replaced the roof and gutters.
Insurance covered everything except obviously the $2000 insurance deductible.

Should anything that insurance covered (or the paid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5,704
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 620,121
Posted By Snowmom
Influenza outbreak in our schools (literally over...

Influenza outbreak in our schools (literally over 40% of the school pop).

Confirmed Influenza case in my daycare. 2 other kids out with likely symptoms too. Informed all families last night of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By Snowmom
Nearly the same thing happened to me a few years...

Nearly the same thing happened to me a few years back.

Kid had a bad case of impetigo on his whole body and Dad tried dropping off the kid, who was screaming in pain.
I said no, Dad got irate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By Snowmom
I have "one drop off and pick up per day, per...

I have "one drop off and pick up per day, per family".
I also have an 8:45 cut off time for drop offs.

I am not interested in making a family's life easier... I'm interested in running a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,764
Posted By Snowmom
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: ...

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
Truer words have never been spoken.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By Snowmom
Too bad, so sad. Kidding. Kind of. ...

Too bad, so sad.

Kidding. Kind of.
Honestly, I really don't care if they are upset. The policy is there to protect everyone. I just did it today actually. Child had a nasty cough and 100.4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5,704
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 620,121
Posted By Snowmom
Baffles the mind! So true. I wised...

Baffles the mind!



So true.
I wised up and put in a clause a few years ago: Any notice given between October 1st-December 31st will need to pay for the Christmas break before their enrollment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5,704
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 620,121
Posted By Snowmom
Figures.:( I always get families giving...

Figures.:(

I always get families giving their notice this time of year and daycare hop to the next one after New Years to try and get out of paying for Christmas/New Years.
Happens every year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,025
Posted By Snowmom
I hear you. I'm closed/paid every year from...

I hear you.
I'm closed/paid every year from 12/24-1/1.
I didn't officially close Monday 12/23 this year but I should have because I know I'll have at least one family here. The one that lives two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 595
Posted By Snowmom
Then they need to invest in another one. As...

Then they need to invest in another one.

As well as make sure their emergency contacts have proper equipment.

I once had a mom go OFF on me because she thought I should be supplying their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Snowmom
https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Public/DHS-...

https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Public/DHS-3826-ENG

Page 36 starts to explain the background study revision.

I'm still not 100% clear on my understanding of it either. Our county told us...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 595
Posted By Snowmom
Is the parent going to the car with the younger...

Is the parent going to the car with the younger sibling or is this happening while both kids are present?

Personally, I make it clear that as soon as the parent arrives, they are now the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By Snowmom
No, I wouldn't. I don't administer any meds....

No, I wouldn't.
I don't administer any meds. It's a huge liability for a non-custodial caregiver. If they need meds, they stay home.

Pink eye is also an automatic exclusion here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 35,182
Posted By Snowmom
Oh, the irony. :lol: :rolleyes:

Oh, the irony.

:lol:


:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5,704
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 620,121
Posted By Snowmom
lovethis I heard it's pretty heavy up...

lovethis

I heard it's pretty heavy up north. We started out the day with freezing rain. It just started snowing here about an hour ago and we already have a good 1-2 inches.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5,704
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 620,121
Posted By Snowmom
Oh hell no. If my policies are "crap", then...

Oh hell no.
If my policies are "crap", then they can take their little entitled arse right back out the door.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Snowmom
Good luck! Maybe things will go smoothly now...

Good luck!
Maybe things will go smoothly now that you've got the mindset that "it's really happening this time".
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Snowmom
I don't think it's unprofessional to have a...

I don't think it's unprofessional to have a one-one conversation with her telling her your big news.
Just ask her to keep it confidential until you make your formal announcement in a few weeks.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,280
Posted By Snowmom
That's definitely your "why". It has nothing...

That's definitely your "why".

It has nothing to do with you and everything to do with mom.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,329
Posted By Snowmom
They are fighting you to eliminate nap? Just...

They are fighting you to eliminate nap?

Just keep saying "I do not provide a nap-free environment."

I really don't care what their argument is. It's not a service I provide. If they want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By Snowmom
15 years ago, I worked as a leasing agent for an...

15 years ago, I worked as a leasing agent for an apartment complex. We did this (left the ID of the person getting a tour in our locked office when we left). It was because if something happened to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By Snowmom
Pretty sure I'd comment on that Facebook post:...

Pretty sure I'd comment on that Facebook post: how's the allergies?

Then I'd text her not to bother returning.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5,704
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 620,121
Posted By Snowmom
Wow. What the heck is BabyWise and why is...

Wow.
What the heck is BabyWise and why is telling parents to sleep deprive their infants?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Snowmom
Unless you're doing a complete overhaul and...

Unless you're doing a complete overhaul and changing your style of learning, I would keep it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5,704
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 620,121
Posted By Snowmom
A set of siblings put notice in Wednesday...

A set of siblings put notice in Wednesday (expected w/3rd on the way) and another child today.

It's always the holidays. :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,131
Posted By Snowmom
They're getting desperate with all the negative...

They're getting desperate with all the negative press. :lol:
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-12-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By Snowmom
Are there multiple staff members involved in the...

Are there multiple staff members involved in the care of your child? I'm an in-home provider, not a center, so I can only give an outside persepective, but I imagine center employees just don't have...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-08-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 170,732
Posted By Snowmom
If it doesn't work for you, then find a different...

If it doesn't work for you, then find a different daycare that aligns with what you want.
No, there's no law that tells a business owner what holidays they can and can not be paid for. :rolleyes:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By Snowmom
He physically touched you? Has been verbally...

He physically touched you? Has been verbally abusive?

If it were me:
#1 I'd have the police on speed dial and ready to go in my hand.
#2 I'd call my licensor with a heads up.
#3 Have your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By Snowmom
Same No way I have enough room in my...

Same


No way I have enough room in my fridge for several milk choices. :lol:
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