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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 619
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Video Monitoring System???

I had a video monitoring system but it stopped working a month ago. And am lost without it. I've been googling and I can't find another one like it. What do you use? I mainly use it for naptime...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,289
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I had a dcb do that before and it was gross. ...

I had a dcb do that before and it was gross. Luckily it was summer so I just moved it outside and told the parents, they can take it home and but have to replace it or pay so I can replace it. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,362
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Biting

Desperately need tips how to stop at 20 mo old from biting the other 20 mo old daily!!!! we have had 2 bite marks this week and they are starting to leave marks and scaring up. After the first one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 20,981
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I have a 'sick' school ager here on Monday. The...

I have a 'sick' school ager here on Monday. The school called dad saying daughter was complaining of a stomache ache. Waitied a few hours, and still had a stomache ache (No fever, no vomit) so they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,546
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I put them in a pack n play, an exersaucer I...

I put them in a pack n play, an exersaucer I found at a garage sale for $5, A walker(even though they can't 'walk' in it per say, they like to look around at the other kids and I put toys on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,910
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I have one and the kids LOVE it. Winters get...

I have one and the kids LOVE it. Winters get long in SD and they need something to do to get moving. They have to stand on the tape spots on the floor so they aren't hitting anyone else. I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,176
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I go by what we did at the center I worked at...

I go by what we did at the center I worked at years ago - Toddlers about every 3 hours(unless poopy) and infants every 2 hours(again unless poopy). Typically I change them 3 times a day unless...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-19-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,727
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Unfortunately that seminar won't help me - I know...

Unfortunately that seminar won't help me - I know the w2s are due to the appropriate people by Jan 31 and the seminar isn't until Feburary. My taxes are usually done by the Feburary
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-17-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,727
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Filing W-2s

Last year I have a few employees(2 main ones and then a few high school kids who helped out while I was looking for another full time person)

I know w2s are due at the end of January but where do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,346
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Late Drop Off and Breakfast

What would you do?

I have a dad who drops off just after breakfast time @845. he doesn't feed his kids before drop off. I had told them repeatedly and in written notes they need to be dropped...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,224
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
You read my mind - I am in the same train of...

You read my mind - I am in the same train of thought right now. I am feeling so unappreciated by 75% of my DCF. And just trying not to take it out on the kids. They have always been very generous...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 469,755
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Worst day ever - feeling soooooooooo...

Worst day ever - feeling soooooooooo unappreciated right now by 75% of my DCP and trying to stop from taking it out on the kids
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,439
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
This activity fee is for the preschool curriculum...

This activity fee is for the preschool curriculum if they choose to do preschool with me. Since I have to pay a helper during this preschool time and buy the curriculum, supplies, etc it is extra...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,439
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Sorry I Won't Waive It

I had a parent tonight ask me to waive their $25 late fee for their activity fee(It's due on the 1st of each month - starting on the 4th a late fee of $5 is charged). They already have a 4 day grace...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,535
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
That's why I LOCK the front door on weekends and...

That's why I LOCK the front door on weekends and after hours. I have neighbor kids who come to daycare and tend to just 'come over' to see me just because.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,532
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Question - On the weekends when I don't kids...

Question - On the weekends when I don't kids around (or when I have company over) would the end where the mesh is stored come off easily? I don't want a big bulky thing blocking the way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,532
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I also need it to keep them out after lunch while...

I also need it to keep them out after lunch while I work on cleaning up the floor - They tend to eat all the crumbs off the floor once they are down. They will even dig under the highchair pads for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,532
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I already have this for the drivewayy and there's...

I already have this for the drivewayy and there's no way to install it into the kitchen area. Thanks though
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,996
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Why do you need a helper for 4 kids?

Why do you need a helper for 4 kids?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,082
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I had a 1 1/2 year old smear his poop all over...

I had a 1 1/2 year old smear his poop all over this pnp at naptime - GROSS - it was dried on by the time he woke up. Needless to say, it didn't clean off well and they bought themselves a pack n...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,532
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Retractable Gate Longer Than 9 Ft???

I need to do something because they are driving me nuts while trying to get lunch ready!!!!! I need a retractable gate to close off my kitchen area from the toddlers. I have 4 of them and they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,024
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Our programs says we have to serve 1 of each -1/4...

Our programs says we have to serve 1 of each -1/4 cup of each but have to have a fruit and a veggie each lunchtime
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 469,755
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
UGH!!!!! my helper is so incompetent. She's been...

UGH!!!!! my helper is so incompetent. She's been here for 4 months and still gives the wrong pacis to the babies. They each have their own type so there should be no confusion!!!! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,062
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I have 1 boy allergic to PB so I just don't serve...

I have 1 boy allergic to PB so I just don't serve PB sandwiches and snacks on the days when he is here(he is only here 1 day a week - phew) But we have it other days.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,024
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Over 1 it's both - Under 1 it's your...

Over 1 it's both -

Under 1 it's your choice(I usually serve fruit with breakfast, and the veggie with lunch for the babies)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,904
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
If you dont' feel comfortable don't do it. When...

If you dont' feel comfortable don't do it. When I first started I only had 1 infant at a time. Over time and after much experience gained, I added more and more until I reached the max But...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I had a colicky baby last year Or so we thought!...

I had a colicky baby last year Or so we thought! IMO it Turns out she was starving! Her parents only fed her 4 oz at least 3 hours apart. I tried to abide but it but it was HELL!!! Once I decided...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,723
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
That's why I make sure they have PLENTY here -...

That's why I make sure they have PLENTY here - When I"m down to about 10 I tell them i need more(because I know they'll forget the first reminder or 2)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,283
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I established table rules a few years ago -...

I established table rules a few years ago - Nothing drastic but no singing at the table, NO horsing around, Use manners, Sit nicely on your chair etc - that has helped some. Praise the kids who are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
If I take the kids outside to play in the...

If I take the kids outside to play in the afternoon, they do it for me! Otherwise no - there is no way I could go outside and shovel with kids here. The house would be totally destroyed by the time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Depends if you have room now for an infant and...

Depends if you have room now for an infant and would want one if someone else called for care. But if you didn't have room until Dec/Jan - then I'd hold it especially if the sister is already in...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-07-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,257
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I think I"m getting ripped off - I used to pay...

I think I"m getting ripped off - I used to pay $500 - last year I switched and it was $300 and I do most of the work. Even with that being said, she knows the rules for daycare and I like knowing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,859
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I started in April 2005 - Then only time I raised...

I started in April 2005 - Then only time I raised my rates since then was in June of 2005. SO all the families in my care never had a rate increase but I just can't do it without raising them this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,418
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
How long has she been in your care? It takes...

How long has she been in your care? It takes time. I am still working on one of mine i got a month ago. I moved her as far away from the kids as I could.

Did you ask mom how she takes the nap...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-06-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,389
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I have 'magic jack' as my personal line so I...

I have 'magic jack' as my personal line so I claim cell phone as business line. plus doing daycare I like to have a phone in the house in case I"m out running an errand and my sub doesn't have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,222
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
In my state, we can only be on the food program...

In my state, we can only be on the food program if we are licensed and while it doesn't pay much, every little bit helps and I have to stay, if you are a bargin shopper, it will cover most of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 258,120
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
just got a call - New family is very...

just got a call - New family is very interested!!! Love when current familes refer people to me happyface Only problem is they want preschool also - don't have an extra chair to put around the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 469,755
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Stop sending your 18 mo old girl to daycare with...

Stop sending your 18 mo old girl to daycare with those stupid clip barrettes. They dont' stay in at all and all she wants to do is put it in her mouth. I'm sorry she can't see but figure something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,359
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I am struggling with the same issue myself...

I am struggling with the same issue myself :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,489
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
If you are worried - get the Angel Care Monitor. ...

If you are worried - get the Angel Care Monitor. I had one who did that from a very little age - He was too little to flip back over but somehow would manage to flip over before he fell asleep. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,512
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
My Hair Stylist Helped Me Make A Decision!

Been waivering back and forth on my rate increase (haven't increased in 7 years since I started) and how I need to charge more but didn't really want to increase too much per each family. Somehow it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,517
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I have one girl 18 mo old who comes over to me to...

I have one girl 18 mo old who comes over to me to 'kiss' my knee but in the process wipes her nose all over my pants - Hmmm thanks! ANd my 10 mo old boy does the same - he's learning to stand and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,753
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I use a few of those sweater compartment things...

I use a few of those sweater compartment things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,194
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I do this as well as then maybe they'll get a...

I do this as well as then maybe they'll get a clue! Sometimes I even send them home in pants that are way too small hoping to trigger mom to bring more the next day.

I have no kids of my own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I bought a shoe storage box(from Target -...

I bought a shoe storage box(from Target - closetmaid I believe - have room for 18 pairs of shoes I believe) and stuck it by the door - In the summer I use a big tub for on the deck when we come in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,386
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
New Years Day Memorial Day 4th of July ...

New Years Day
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving and the friday after
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,359
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I am dragging my foot sending out my new...

I am dragging my foot sending out my new contracts so good for you to get them done. First I thought I'd do it in December but I've been so busy, I haven't gotten around to it so now I'll send them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,275
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
THey better raise the rates they pay us if they...

THey better raise the rates they pay us if they want us to serve better food. I would LOVE to offer better choices but can't afford it on $1 a meal, and 19 cents a snack! Good food never goes on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,493
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I tried to stop giving my 2 18 mo old girls their...

I tried to stop giving my 2 18 mo old girls their morning nap a few weeks ago but they love naps and would whine until I put them down like the littler ones :) I love that they love naptime - I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Neato - another thing to add to my list of wants...

Neato - another thing to add to my list of wants when I win a million bucks!

Glad my food program didn't change to 100% whole grain - we'd all starve!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,342
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
This would totally solve my issues with those...

This would totally solve my issues with those darn jumpers that snap up and down the legs - Takes forever to snap them all back up after diaper changes
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-02-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,129
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I use 100% of my house - have been for 7 years. ...

I use 100% of my house - have been for 7 years. Even if the kids aren't in that room, I use it for storage(but most days I have someone sleeping in every room of the house in pack n plays) I have 6...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 469,755
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Ugh my helper called in sick again today - that's...

Ugh my helper called in sick again today - that's 5 days in 3 months - Guess I start looking for a new helper because I need consistancy. The DCK haven't even been sick that much in 3 months. I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,531
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I would use it for smaller toys that the little...

I would use it for smaller toys that the little ones can't play with(and I don't want out all the time). Like legos, barbies, polly pockets, lincoln logs - Put them in there and let the older kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I also make them write any changes down!!! I...

I also make them write any changes down!!! I tell them - it could be hours before I get inside to my calendar (mainly in the summer) and I'll forget expecially if 2 or 3 of you tell me a change. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,902
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
[QUOTE=daycare;172063]LMAO................I live...

[QUOTE=daycare;172063]LMAO................I live in the land of the fruits and NUTs......CALIFORNIA!!!

QUOTE]


I agree :lol: One year when I was teaching 1st grade in California, we didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
side note - Trying to figure out what CIO is -...

side note - Trying to figure out what CIO is - and can't come up with anything :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,147
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I have lots of nurse parents and do lots of...

I have lots of nurse parents and do lots of rotating schedules. yes it is a pain sometimes but I love having them here. I love how some days I have less kids and some days have more. No 2 days are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I have one who eats pizza but that's about it. I...

I have one who eats pizza but that's about it. I figure if he's hungry he'll eat it. I offer it to him but I don't force him to finish it(except the milk which is my rule for all the kids). And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,327
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Maybe we need sticky notes and stick it to their...

Maybe we need sticky notes and stick it to their head as they leave.

I had one a few months ago that I called parents with a fever about 4pm and they wanted to bring the child back the next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,282
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I tell my PT families that the schedule is due...

I tell my PT families that the schedule is due the previous Monday. If they want to add days, they can if I have space available. If they switch(or cancel), they have to pay for whatever days they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,661
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
The angel care monitor does and it's well worth...

The angel care monitor does and it's well worth the money. I use it in the pack n play of whoever is my littlest one at the time. well worth the peace of mind when trying to watch the other kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,422
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I get the kids a toy for Christmas - Usually the...

I get the kids a toy for Christmas - Usually the ones I find on sale for a really good bargin on BF for $5 or less - I get them a game of the same price for their birthday.

For the parents, the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,714
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Every few years I help the kids make an ornaments...

Every few years I help the kids make an ornaments with their handprint - I paint their hand white and they put it on an ornament(usually red) Then I turn their hand into 5 snowman - put button dots...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-22-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,389
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Thanks for responding Tom

Thanks for responding Tom
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-22-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,389
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Texting And Write Off

Here's the deal - I am behind times. while I have a smartphone, texting wasn't included so I blocked it as I don't need it. I have email I can get on the phone, or call me. So I tell the parents,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,052
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Same here likethis

Same here likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I have a summer picnic each year for the families...

I have a summer picnic each year for the families - They like to get together and the parents love to catch up too. It's amazing how many of my families knew each other long ago - lost touch, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,572
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Walgreens - buy 1 get one free on their $9.99...

Walgreens - buy 1 get one free on their $9.99 toys THurday.
Target has some games for like $4
JCPennies has a few Fisher Price Toys listed in their ad for around $4 also.

Gonna stock up not only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,337
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I didn't want to at first but then I got 1 friend...

I didn't want to at first but then I got 1 friend request and accepted(I was new to FB at that time) then another and then another. Now They are all FB friends. I do find it's nice to see pics of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,606
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I wouldn't tell them it's $180 I'd say it's $30...

I wouldn't tell them it's $180 I'd say it's $30 per child per day. let them do the math!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 469,755
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Grrrrr today is my payday and most of the time...

Grrrrr today is my payday and most of the time tmy families pay on time - Today I had a dad write the check but said don't cash it before Wednesday as we are waiting for the student loan check to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,720
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I feel like I must have posted this in my sleep -...

I feel like I must have posted this in my sleep - the OP has my same dilema. I just bought a treadmill and put it in my bedroom to remind me to use it - but after a few weeks of that - it's not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,859
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Don't we all ;) I'm all for that idea!!

Don't we all ;) I'm all for that idea!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,200
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
I only do school age summer care for siblings of...

I only do school age summer care for siblings of kids who are regulars during the entire year(and most are kids I've had as babies so it's alway nice to see them again). And then only if I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,192
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
South Dakota home daycare we are allowed 12 kids....

South Dakota home daycare we are allowed 12 kids. Of that no more than 4 can be under 24 months. Of those 4 no more than 2 can be under 12 months unless a registered helper is present. We are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
No she said she has no PTO left so they can't...

No she said she has no PTO left so they can't 'take a vacation' I said you don't have to use it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Don't comprise your rates. You set them for a...

Don't comprise your rates. You set them for a reason. My infant rates are higher than the rest until they get out of state ratios.

Put everything in your contract and be very explicit that way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Ever Had To Explain This ?

I had a conversation with a parent last week that went something like this.

P: We are going to use our free vacation week in a few weeks.
me: ok
P: but the kids will still be coming
me: hmmmm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,442
Posted By caring4kidsinSD
Glad to hear I'm not the only one who does this...

Glad to hear I'm not the only one who does this at naptime!
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