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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,093
Posted By Childminder
Outdoor carpet over 12" of mulch. If you do a...

Outdoor carpet over 12" of mulch. If you do a search you will find many threads on playground covering.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,278
Posted By Childminder
I have this but got it full of paper from a...

I have this but got it full of paper from a garage sale for $8. I often see them for sale or for free on craigslist on businesses closing
...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-28-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,267
Posted By Childminder
Question Travel to Care

Tom,

First let me say thank you in advance for all of the help you provide for me and all the other lost daycare providers out there. I tout your praises everywhere! lovethis

My question...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,505
Posted By Childminder
I have a crew cab and we transport 3 in carseats....

I have a crew cab and we transport 3 in carseats. Dh wants to get a Ford Flex I want to get a Suburban.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-06-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 929
Posted By Childminder
If you don't someday you will be sorry. :(

If you don't someday you will be sorry. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,139
Posted By Childminder
Not all States have a law where watching children...

Not all States have a law where watching children is regulated or you have to have a license but here in Michigan it is illegal to watch unrelated children in your home.

I have joined a facebook...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,354
Posted By Childminder
I do not want to hug and kiss your snot nosed...

I do not want to hug and kiss your snot nosed child 10 times before you finally leave. I have spent all day trying to avoid the spread of her germs so please just wave as you head out the door.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,941
Posted By Childminder
After repeated bouts with plantar fasciitis and...

After repeated bouts with plantar fasciitis and even buying expensive shoes especially for the problem that didn't work I tried crocs and haven't experienced an issue since.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,517
Posted By Childminder
I bought a set from a daycare that closed about...

I bought a set from a daycare that closed about 10 years ago and a new set about five years ago. They are for the most part all still in use, maybe a couple got trashed, and they are played with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,985
Posted By Childminder
I would go! Honored to be asked. You have been...

I would go! Honored to be asked. You have been the maternal influence almost her entire life and what would it take, two hours of your life? I understand the wish to keep business and family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,721
Posted By Childminder
My sister, that always says she's broke, keeps me...

My sister, that always says she's broke, keeps me supplied in plastic bags. Just when I'm getting low she seems to show up with the next month or two supply. I hardly ever shop and when I do I use...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,316
Posted By Childminder
Scarlet fever usually transpires after a child...

Scarlet fever usually transpires after a child has strep but remains untreated. The "sandpaper" rash forms over most of the body and then the child will probably shed/peel his/her skin. If left...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-19-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,660
Posted By Childminder
I am the sole breadwinner since DH lost his job...

I am the sole breadwinner since DH lost his job in '08. I made him my assistant but he works for just the perks. I have become very frugal and everything is paid off except the mortgage and...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-18-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,382
Posted By Childminder
It is a tax deduction here if we have parents...

It is a tax deduction here if we have parents sign a waiver and serve what they supply.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,068
Posted By Childminder
Are you getting auto deposit? When did you...

Are you getting auto deposit? When did you submit the billing? Did you submit all three or four billings at once? Have you contacted the central reconciliation unit when you called? 1-866-990-3227...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,913
Posted By Childminder
I keep nothing separate and just mark every meal...

I keep nothing separate and just mark every meal that I provide for day care kids claiming on my taxes using the standard deduction. I have in the past kept track of every bite but came out better...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,147
Posted By Childminder
Used to be an S-corp. Big mistake. There are...

Used to be an S-corp. Big mistake. There are posts on here about it just put S-corp in the search.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,216
Posted By Childminder
Molluscum contagiosum is not harmful and should...

Molluscum contagiosum is not harmful and should not prevent a child from attending day care or school.

It is a viral wart and can be transmitted by touching the open sore or through water as in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,335
Posted By Childminder
My chiropractor's grandson comes to my day care...

My chiropractor's grandson comes to my day care and his daughter, the child's mother is getting married this coming Saturday in Traverse City. We are taking the weekend off and going up there (about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,214
Posted By Childminder
My daughter calls me just as I put the kids down...

My daughter calls me just as I put the kids down for nap and I don't answer the phone. She then starts burning up the phone with texts and voicemails until I answer. "Oh I forgot it's naptime." No...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,019
Posted By Childminder
http://www.milkunleashed.com/where-to-buy/brands.h...

http://www.milkunleashed.com/where-to-buy/brands.html

Costco has Horizon and I get Borden from the gov't. It say Walmart has it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,019
Posted By Childminder
My sister gets 1% from Focus Hope and gives it to...

My sister gets 1% from Focus Hope and gives it to me, she doesn't like the taste and my SA don't care for it but the littles don't care. I love having it on hand for the times I can't get to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,281
Posted By Childminder
40 years if only after 18 years old, another 9 if...

40 years if only after 18 years old, another 9 if you include summer care for working parents, church nursery, weekends and nights for midnight shift parents, and camp counseling.

769 ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,932
Posted By Childminder
I so feel your pain. Last September I lost 5...

I so feel your pain. Last September I lost 5 kids to free preschool and I didn't fill up again till July. Then the first week of August I lost seven. In one week. Mom of three lost her job, one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,295
Posted By Childminder
Hey! Cheese puffs and doritos are on the food...

Hey! Cheese puffs and doritos are on the food program! My home canned vegetables and fruit that the kids are outside and help grow however are not.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,523
Posted By Childminder
1) Leaving keys in the car and/or vehicle...

1) Leaving keys in the car and/or vehicle running while they pick up or drop off
2) Not keeping extra clothing in the cubby.
3) Expecting nutritious food at day care but getting mountain dew and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,385
Posted By Childminder
Another common place to get lice is from the...

Another common place to get lice is from the seats in a theater. Take a paper towel or something with you next time you go.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By Childminder
Are you group? If so the first six months are...

Are you group? If so the first six months are provisional. I switched to group this year in April after years and lost my stars. I can resubmit after my provisional is up in October. I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,385
Posted By Childminder
I've heard that the tea tree oil works but knock...

I've heard that the tea tree oil works but knock on wood I haven't had to try it. The only experience I have ever had was in 1962 when I had it and my mother used kerosene and a nit comb to get rid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,812
Posted By Childminder
Avocado, yes, it's a superfood. The zucchini...

Avocado, yes, it's a superfood. The zucchini would be fine if steamed without seeds and skin.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,119
Posted By Childminder
I am in MI and accept DHS subsidy. You should...

I am in MI and accept DHS subsidy. You should have received the approval letter from DHS stating the information that the parent received, an exact copy stating her hours and amount approved, the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,537
Posted By Childminder
Check the child completely, head to toe, at drop...

Check the child completely, head to toe, at drop off. Do not let the parent leave until a thorough inspection is performed. Fleas will attack some people and not others so it is possible the child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,182
Posted By Childminder
I would use this opportunity to be rid of him. ...

I would use this opportunity to be rid of him. You said your day is much better without him, this would be the perfect time to end the relationship. Tell her you are wanting only full time and if a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By Childminder
Maybe, if he's "old" he has gone on to the...

Maybe, if he's "old" he has gone on to the inspections in the sky. Or retired. Call and ask.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,467
Posted By Childminder
I had a boy that was like that, you never knew...

I had a boy that was like that, you never knew what his next moment would be like, happy or sobbing. The center of the group or on the outskirts looking in and almost always crying at drop off. Part...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,572
Posted By Childminder
Are you able to catch or confine the animal? ...

Are you able to catch or confine the animal? Animal control will only come out if confined or if it has already harmed or attempted to harm someone in our county. If you catch it take it to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,890
Posted By Childminder
In Michigan you can receive State subsidy for...

In Michigan you can receive State subsidy for children in the system if you are unlicensed in your home AND if the children are related.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Posted By Childminder
BlackCat, I thought for sure you were going to...

BlackCat, I thought for sure you were going to tell us you put your feet in the slippers and found a spider. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,438
Posted By Childminder
IF a regulation is ever in doubt or IF you should...

IF a regulation is ever in doubt or IF you should get written up for any violation that is questionable, request in writing the complete ruling and technical information. If she/he cannot show you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,097
Posted By Childminder
Michigan is being so nice to providers right now...

Michigan is being so nice to providers right now because the more providers that sign on means more Federal $$$ for Michigan.:) I attached the latest report for the entire State to show how few have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,438
Posted By Childminder
This is becoming even more crippling to get kids...

This is becoming even more crippling to get kids in these age groups what with the free preschool for 3-4 year olds in our district. :mad:

One reg that gets me is that we have to have a posted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,174
Posted By Childminder
In our school district in MI if the child cannot...

In our school district in MI if the child cannot administer their own insulin by needle then the parents have to go to the school and do it. One nurse that travels to all the schools can't and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,174
Posted By Childminder
I have one currently age 5 that was diagnosed at...

I have one currently age 5 that was diagnosed at 2 and had another child in care for three years 6-9yrs. I was trained by the parents and at first gave needle injections doing all the math and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,457
Posted By Childminder
Last fall they started free preschool for 4 year...

Last fall they started free preschool for 4 year olds in my district. Lost five out of six kids. This year they will be offering free preschool to 3 year olds too. There aren't enough children to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,633
Posted By Childminder
Good! I too wish they would do that here and I...

Good! I too wish they would do that here and I agree that they should ticket the parents. The parents that can't "afford" childcare have enough money to spend on toys, new cars and all the extras. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,018
Posted By Childminder
I have safety first cord shorteners a plug/cord...

I have safety first cord shorteners a plug/cord covers and have never had them questioned. Ever.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/312%2BBe-pVbL._AA160_.jpg
and:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,119
Posted By Childminder
Be careful using coconut oil to dilute it is a...

Be careful using coconut oil to dilute it is a very common allergy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,572
Posted By Childminder
I have children trained to not step through my...

I have children trained to not step through my doorway to my kitchen unless I give permission. Parents are always amazed at this and how quickly or how young they are trained. Basically I do the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,066
Posted By Childminder
I have experienced the close talker or face...

I have experienced the close talker or face talker as I call them, there are just people like that, a former pastor at our church was. He just was trying to show his attentiveness when conversing. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,090
Posted By Childminder
Today I got two week notice for siblings. ...

Today I got two week notice for siblings. Grandma quit her job and is moving in.
Yay me! :mad: Going to have to figure out something soon.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,155
Posted By Childminder
I would never give info out over the phone about...

I would never give info out over the phone about anyone, especially a dcfamily. If they are who they say they are they show up at your door with ID for initial contact.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,090
Posted By Childminder
I offer Monday-Saturday 6 am til midnight, high...

I offer Monday-Saturday 6 am til midnight, high scope and Gee Whiz curriculum, State subsidy and all supplies. The only people that answer my ads ask what I charge and go to the SAHM that offers 1/2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,673
Posted By Childminder
We have been living off of my income since 2010...

We have been living off of my income since 2010 when DH's unemployment ran out. He was employed working contract for GM for 38 years. You know how they say to keep enough in savings for 6-8 months?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,960
Posted By Childminder
I have been an aunt since I was 1 year old so...

I have been an aunt since I was 1 year old so have always been "Aunt Cheri". Enter grandkids and now 1/2 call me Gramma and 1/2 Aunt Cheri. Oh, and some call me Gramma Cheri.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,090
Posted By Childminder
Contact your local child care resource and...

Contact your local child care resource and referral association, you probably can link off of your State licensing website. They will be able to give you a median price for your area as well as many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,639
Posted By Childminder
We spray our yard and perimeter...

We spray our yard and perimeter with:http://www.off.com/en-us/Products/Pages/off-backyard.aspx#off-bug-control-backyard-pre-treat
Every 6-8 weeks and problem solved. We live next to a 20 acre woods...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,974
Posted By Childminder
You could possibly tell them that their...

You could possibly tell them that their introductory discount was for 6 months and that they now will have to pay the contracted amount starting August 1st.

If you choose to go to the contracted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By Childminder
Call them if they aren't there within 30 minutes...

Call them if they aren't there within 30 minutes of scheduled drop of and say you are concerned that the child was left alone in the hot/cold car because they forgot to drop them off at daycare on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,862
Posted By Childminder
I started watching children when I was 9 and am...

I started watching children when I was 9 and am 58 years old so I quess I am in it for the long haul.:D OP, like you I hope QRIS, and the new "free preschool", doesn't force me out before I can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,284
Posted By Childminder
http://mi.gov/documents/dhs/Home_TA_410282_7.pdf

http://mi.gov/documents/dhs/Home_TA_410282_7.pdf
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,284
Posted By Childminder
This is from MI.gov Tech Manual R 400.1924 page...

This is from MI.gov Tech Manual R 400.1924 page 121 :
Have a clean, disposable paper or single-use cloth towel available.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,908
Posted By Childminder
What about in the "cloud"?

What about in the "cloud"?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,262
Posted By Childminder
It is not good for her and delays development in...

It is not good for her and delays development in many areas, small motor and hand preference being a couple. I have had a couple of children with this tendency over the years and was told to be...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-28-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,832
Posted By Childminder
I have a working spouse but he is only able to...

I have a working spouse but he is only able to work part time. What we do is increase his withholdings to take an extra $50 per week and he files his W-4 as 0 to make it easier on us rather than set...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,505
Posted By Childminder
Of the last ten years of experience can you tell...

Of the last ten years of experience can you tell me the percentage of kids in your child care who are well behaved, respectful, calm, kind, good eaters, and sleep well? 75%

Out of that percentage...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,762
Posted By Childminder
Cheetos are actually creditable on the food...

Cheetos are actually creditable on the food program as are corn chips.;)
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-27-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,832
Posted By Childminder
~~~~35%~~~~

~~~~35%~~~~
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,800
Posted By Childminder
Due by the 5th and paid the last business day...

Due by the 5th and paid the last business day direct deposit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,184
Posted By Childminder
I turned a parent in to CPS for bottle rot. The...

I turned a parent in to CPS for bottle rot. The child was with me one week and whined in discomfort constantly her teeth were completely rotted. I did not give her a bottle at all and she would ask...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,762
Posted By Childminder
Donuts or pop tarts are not unusual here, or...

Donuts or pop tarts are not unusual here, or should I say the remnants of donuts and pop tarts smeared all over face, hands and clothes since I don't allow food brought in. My all time worst was a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,235
Posted By Childminder
The Gated Community Prison Break Destiny ...

The Gated Community
Prison Break
Destiny
Breakoutta
Iron Bar Hotel
Country Club
Maximum Security
Nightmare Lockup
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,757
Posted By Childminder
Hiccups means a baby is growing. Don't paint...

Hiccups means a baby is growing.

Don't paint while pregnant because the umbilical cord will wrap around the child's neck and choke them.

Carry a baby on your lap it's a boy and all over is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,838
Posted By Childminder
What about taking the food away from her but...

What about taking the food away from her but don't let her down until everyone else is finished. I have had children throw food to the floor before because of dogs or just because and usually just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,248
Posted By Childminder
DISCIPLINE POLICY At any age, discipline...

DISCIPLINE POLICY
At any age, discipline should focus on teaching children how you want them to behave, not punishment. Because children learn differently at different ages, discipline and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,421
Posted By Childminder
Streamline and put almost all of the toys away...

Streamline and put almost all of the toys away for awhile just keeping out a few. Rotate weekly or biweekly until they get a bit older and let them use their imagination more. This time of year we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,408
Posted By Childminder
Nannyde, It was about looking them square in the...

Nannyde, It was about looking them square in the eye and saying: That you understand they can't trust anyone to care for their child and that goes both ways.

It was about bring a harmed child or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,408
Posted By Childminder
A Question for Nannyde

Many years ago you posted a very good letter for providers about parents who jokingly (or not) make comments about a child being abused in daycare. It dealt with our reputation and our livelihood...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,314
Posted By Childminder
I did too, that's why I posted it. ...

I did too, that's why I posted it.

Pretended to knows me. "A voice from my past" Jerk. "A friend of my man"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,314
Posted By Childminder
586-321-7652 = Phone Prevert

If the number comes up on your caller id be prepared for a pervert. I guess he's targeting daycare providers. Wackadoodle.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,688
Posted By Childminder
I had a child that shakes, as did her mom. The...

I had a child that shakes, as did her mom. The first time I saw it dcm was trying to write a check and I asked her if she was okay because she was shaking, she blew it off and said she was fine but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 35,703
Posted By Childminder
Does it plug in or run on battery? If battery...

Does it plug in or run on battery? If battery does it run for awhile and shut off automatically? Does a light show when it records? If so put tape over the light and hide it in a plant or stuffed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,137
Posted By Childminder
Don't Sweat The Small Stuff...

...this is not so small.

Well, I kept thinking things will get a bit better financially with all the school agers here for summer. I guess I have another thing coming.

Dcg 5 parents give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,246
Posted By Childminder
Try citronella and put drops along the edge of...

Try citronella and put drops along the edge of your lawn. You can get it at hardware or camping stores. Bleach would probably work too. We sprayed bleach on the top of our garbage cans to keep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,902
Posted By Childminder
We mounted our flat screen over the opening.

We mounted our flat screen over the opening.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,246
Posted By Childminder
Is the dog on a leash? If not the sign will do...

Is the dog on a leash? If not the sign will do little good unless the dog can read. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,782
Posted By Childminder
I had a 6" gas main hit by a construction crew...

I had a 6" gas main hit by a construction crew right in front of my home. Dcb8 was standing by the fence in the front yard 20ft away from the incident when it happened. He ran inside screaming that...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 06-07-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,750
Posted By Childminder
I contacted the DCI company that you mention but...

I contacted the DCI company that you mention but they never followed up. Went elsewhere.:p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,925
Posted By Childminder
In the summer they are playing mostly in the...

In the summer they are playing mostly in the water or sandbox so we are barefoot. Dumping sand out of shoes, soggy wet shoes and cleaning their feet is more work than barefoot.

I grew up on a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,225
Posted By Childminder
I have been watching other peoples children for...

I have been watching other peoples children for 49 years and have gone through cycles of burnout many times over the years, usually the times coincide with periods in my life when personal issues are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,590
Posted By Childminder
I have. Neither time was an issue and I was...

I have. Neither time was an issue and I was happy to make the child more comfortable and it made life so much more pleasant for all.

Dcg was about 4 and I gave it to her every day at dinner for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,276
Posted By Childminder
Developing a routine seems to be the ideal for...

Developing a routine seems to be the ideal for me. The first couple of weeks can be unsettling but mostly because of my own uncertainty or lack of confidence in myself. Once I told my self "Hey! I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,810
Posted By Childminder
The family reunion wouldn't bother me but I would...

The family reunion wouldn't bother me but I would have appreciated their asking or communicating with me first about it. Common courtesy.

This is all about QRIS, btw. Access and parental...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,360
Posted By Childminder
In MI they cover up to $2.90 per hour for infants...

In MI they cover up to $2.90 per hour for infants and up to $2.40 per 2.5 and older. You will get an approval letter from DHS up to 45 days after the parent applies that will tell you how many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,569
Posted By Childminder
Sorry to say but happens all the time. If they do...

Sorry to say but happens all the time. If they do call and set up another time they either won't show for that one too or if they do show and you do take them on they will be just as unreliable in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,150
Posted By Childminder
I have and never an issue. He would follow...

I have and never an issue.

He would follow our routine and I won't be the disciplinarian that's the parents job.

Why he did it, he probably doesn't know why. He's five and he acted in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,895
Posted By Childminder
Keep watching craigslist 'free'. I get free...

Keep watching craigslist 'free'.
I get free items a lot, like cardboard, tubes, art and crafts supplies, etc...
Once I hit paydirt and got 8 boxes full of crafts left over from summer camp.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,405
Posted By Childminder
Did everyone read about fans and the reduction of...

Did everyone read about fans and the reduction of SIDS related incidents?

"Investigators concluded that sleeping with a fan lowers SIDS risk by more than 70%."
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,405
Posted By Childminder
I have that baby/family right now. The parent...

I have that baby/family right now. The parent that sleeps the baby in the carrier.

She is single parent, three under 4 - so 6 weeks, 13month and 3yr old.

I get that she works full time, has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,819
Posted By Childminder
With the new Federal monies coming to the States...

With the new Federal monies coming to the States for early education it is just a matter of time till all states jump on the bandwagon and offer FREE early preschool.

Our district had a sign on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,495
Posted By Childminder
I am very competent building and repairing most...

I am very competent building and repairing most everything, in fact I've been called a combination of Mary Poppins, Bob Vila and Martha Stewart, and I won't attempt to put one in. I have a big fear...
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