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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,778
Posted By preschoolteacher
I agree with BC in that I think different kids...

I agree with BC in that I think different kids are developmentally ready a little bit later, and that current parenting trends of potty training at later ages (3, 4) are more on-par with what kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,035
Posted By preschoolteacher
I agree. The fact that he's with you 13 hours per...

I agree. The fact that he's with you 13 hours per day would be a big problem for me. Plus the fact that they keep him up late/are enabling poor sleeping skills/are feeding him crap. I'm impressed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,123
Posted By preschoolteacher
We almost never watch any show here. The few...

We almost never watch any show here. The few times I've turned on a show (20 minutes max), it's been annoying because the kids ask for "one more!" and a few of them have thrown a fit when it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,566
Posted By preschoolteacher
That is one of the craziest things I've ever...

That is one of the craziest things I've ever heard, and I think it's probably also the worst idea as well.

There is SO much liability hanging over you if a kid gets hurt. Even if the "pony...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,171
Posted By preschoolteacher
I wouldn't have anyone come over during a day...

I wouldn't have anyone come over during a day with two drop-ins. In my experience, drop-in kids tend to be a ton of extra work. They aren't used to the routine or the rules and there's more crying....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
Posted By preschoolteacher
I have a 2.5 year old who does many similar...

I have a 2.5 year old who does many similar things. Doesn't initiate his own play, just watches other kids or copies them exactly. The other kids love this because he will play exactly how they tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 639
Posted By preschoolteacher
DCK's First Day Elsewhere

Today is DCG 3's first day at her new home daycare, and I'm surprised how much I'm thinking and worrying about her. I'm not an overly sentimental person, and I feel like I'm very professional about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,090
Posted By preschoolteacher
NOT normal toddler behavior. I'd term.

NOT normal toddler behavior.

I'd term.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By preschoolteacher
I weaned at 21 months. I have to admit that...

I weaned at 21 months. I have to admit that afterwards, my son was able to separate from me with much, much more success.

I'm sure your son associates nursing with helping him feel better when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By preschoolteacher
I am beginning to wonder if it's learned...

I am beginning to wonder if it's learned helplessness. Like, does the child purposely not do these things because she realizes that if she doesn't, someone else will do it for her? At clean up time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By preschoolteacher
I also think it's because she's majorly coddled....

I also think it's because she's majorly coddled. The parents are extremely worried about everything related to this child. They aren't too demanding to me because I sensed their helicopter-parenting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By preschoolteacher
We do all sorts of art activities--crayons,...

We do all sorts of art activities--crayons, finger paint, water color with brushes, play dough, stamps, clay, cutting with scissors, oil pastels, you name it! The child will do these same steps...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 978
Posted By preschoolteacher
When do you readmit after pink eye?

I have one who was sent home this week for pink eye. There was SO much drainage from the eye--I really should have called for pick-up before I did, but I waited until the eye looked red and puffy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By preschoolteacher
What Sleep Advice Do You Wish All Parents Followed?

Hello everyone!

I'm expecting our second baby, and I'd love to hear what sleep advice you wish all of your daycare parents would follow from day 1. I need it!

My older child didn't sleep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,908
Posted By preschoolteacher
I'm sure you could find some hairstyle videos on...

I'm sure you could find some hairstyle videos on YouTube if you search African American girls hairstyles.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,591
Posted By preschoolteacher
Honestly, right now my girls are more wild than...

Honestly, right now my girls are more wild than my boys. I have a home preschool so they are all about 3 years old.

The girls LOVE to dress up and dance, with enthusiasm.
The girls LOVE to run...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 996
Posted By preschoolteacher
That's great, but it's a lot of times to go...

That's great, but it's a lot of times to go potty. Was that nine times in one day??? That's really a lot. I think she may be taken to the bathroom often at home and do isn't developing a lot of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By preschoolteacher
Maybe he's used to having someone tight by him...

Maybe he's used to having someone tight by him because he's been spoon fed up until recently and associates meal time with having an adult nearby. Can you input later?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,596
Posted By preschoolteacher
Yes, without hesitation, if a parent left kids...

Yes, without hesitation, if a parent left kids that young unattended. And in the cold! Seriously.

Your business relationship and your personal finances are not more important than those babies'...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,465
Posted By preschoolteacher
So very sad, but I am wondering HOW it could have...

So very sad, but I am wondering HOW it could have been prevented? Let's say the provider and her husband are telling the truth: The 3-year-old fell down the stairs.

In my state, you don't have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,887
Posted By preschoolteacher
I personally think you did the right thing. She...

I personally think you did the right thing. She sounds immature and unprofessional. I think any decent parent would see her post (on your post--who has the nerve to do that!!!) and think the same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By preschoolteacher
I agree with Heidi. He can stay at the front door...

I agree with Heidi. He can stay at the front door until he stops crying and takes off his stuff. No big deal to you. (At least that's what he will think.)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,678
Posted By preschoolteacher
It happened here too. Lasted about a week and is...

It happened here too. Lasted about a week and is over now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,200
Posted By preschoolteacher
Yes, this will be a problem. They gave you a list...

Yes, this will be a problem. They gave you a list of foods and they will expect you to buy and provide these foods for their child. They will be upset if you don't. I would deal with this before they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,195
Posted By preschoolteacher
I know you don't want to get them ready and shove...

I know you don't want to get them ready and shove them out the door, but I get ALL of my kids ready before their parents come--and the kids I currently have don't have such major pick-up problems.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,584
Posted By preschoolteacher
No way. OK, I admit I feel a little guilty...

No way. OK, I admit I feel a little guilty keeping a kid out for 24 hours after a fever of barely 101, but not that guilty. Last time I didn't exclude for a minor fever it ended up bring hand, foot,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,659
Posted By preschoolteacher
I wouldn't do it. I open at 7 AM and that's...

I wouldn't do it. I open at 7 AM and that's plenty early for me, especially because it's a 10 hour day. How early are they asking you to open?

Basically, she's inconveniencing you because she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By preschoolteacher
I'm so impressed by that. My son just potty...

I'm so impressed by that. My son just potty trained in literally one day at 2 years, 4 months. He had one accident and ever since asks to go every time and does it all himself. It's been three weeks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,297
Posted By preschoolteacher
I agree with stopping the lifting. For the sale...

I agree with stopping the lifting. For the sale of my back and the child's independence, I almost never lift a child older than two. Changing mat on floor. They sleep on cots or mats by 2. They climb...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,593
Posted By preschoolteacher
I have zero problems with breastfeeding. I...

I have zero problems with breastfeeding. I personally nursed a toddler. I think it's great! I DO have a problem with extended drop off and pick ups, for whatever reason, because they are si...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,593
Posted By preschoolteacher
First of all, I am very pro-breastfeeding. I...

First of all, I am very pro-breastfeeding. I nursed my son until he was 20 months old.

That being said, an older toddler does NOT and should NOT nurse during drop-offs and pick-ups at daycare....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,278
Posted By preschoolteacher
I agree with the others. I'd give the baby a...

I agree with the others. I'd give the baby a morning nap around nine so he can nap again at the same time as the big kids. If that morning nap is short because the big kids were too noisy, so be it....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,445
Posted By preschoolteacher
You're not stifling creativity by saying no in...

You're not stifling creativity by saying no in this situation, you are teaching kids to be responsible. Plus, they'll get to use their creativity a lot more by figuring out how to continue their game...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,485
Posted By preschoolteacher
I have also felt guilty about having a home...

I have also felt guilty about having a home daycare at times. I have a son who is 2.5 years old--so very close in age to your daughter. It's hard to have to share Mom especially if your child has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,113
Posted By preschoolteacher
Absolutely beneficial. And two half days per week...

Absolutely beneficial. And two half days per week is the perfect amount for a three year old, in my opinion.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By preschoolteacher
A bunch of cloth bibs with actual shirt neck...

A bunch of cloth bibs with actual shirt neck holes work so they're snug and can't easily be pulled off. Keep it on the kid and wipe as needed. Change the bib a lot, and it could help.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,651
Posted By preschoolteacher
I also agree. Give the kid water after his milk!...

I also agree. Give the kid water after his milk! Why not? The kids get water to drink whenever they ask here, and I give the toddlers who can't ask for it water after their milk. It's a licensing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By preschoolteacher
I did that before. I let a kid use his pacifier...

I did that before. I let a kid use his pacifier because otherwise he was constantly oozing massive amounts of drool and snot , seriously, bucket fulls. It helped!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,031
Posted By preschoolteacher
I think that sounds unsafe. You don't want to...

I think that sounds unsafe. You don't want to risk any child ingesting any bleach. Having an open bucket, even high up, also sounds dangerous. What if it spilled? Are you inhaling fumes?

I put any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,354
Posted By preschoolteacher
Ooh, I like BC's advice. I think it would totally...

Ooh, I like BC's advice. I think it would totally work. I have a "me too?" kid right now who does the exact same thing. He also asks the same question over and over even after hearing my response....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,864
Posted By preschoolteacher
Our family doesn't do Santa or the Easter Bunny...

Our family doesn't do Santa or the Easter Bunny or whatever. My son gets presents and Easter baskets. He's 2.5, so he's heard of Santa, but I think Santa is like Elmo to him... A character he's aware...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,232
Posted By preschoolteacher
Yes, I agree the job that Parent has sounds...

Yes, I agree the job that Parent has sounds unfriendly to families and has harsh PTO policies overall. And it's likely that Parent's daycare provider may be more strict than normal regarding the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,232
Posted By preschoolteacher
You are misinformed. No provider I've ever met...

You are misinformed. No provider I've ever met online or in person would exclude a child for mild congestion. Certainly no one mentioned keeping a kid out for mild congestion in this post.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By preschoolteacher
No. I'd say they need to be out all day. They are...

No. I'd say they need to be out all day. They are sedated for it, and I would not want a kid here with those drugs in their system.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,465
Posted By preschoolteacher
Don't feel bad. Seriously. I WOULD feel...

Don't feel bad. Seriously.

I WOULD feel guilty if I got sick and closed on parents unexpectedly. I have never gotten sick yet on a daycare day (luckily the stuff I catch waits til the weekend......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,278
Posted By preschoolteacher
So awesome. :) Congrats!

So awesome. :) Congrats!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By preschoolteacher
Changing opening time, what to say?

I've always opened at 7. I used to have several families drop off right at 7, sharp! Now, only one of those families is still with me, and they probably haven't dropped off at 7 in six months. It's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,744
Posted By preschoolteacher
I agree with Lawson! None of my families do...

I agree with Lawson!

None of my families do a ton of TV. Some nearly none at all. The kids I have had who wouldn't play were only children whose moms spent a ton of time with them, did lots of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By preschoolteacher
I have this child. Mine is a bit older. The...

I have this child. Mine is a bit older.

The one I have will sit silently and wait for me to do it all, with zero attempts to do it alone. In recent weeks, the kid kind of tried to put on coat and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,714
Posted By preschoolteacher
Getting Dressed For Winter Play, Help!

I have six kids all under 2.5 years. We played outside in the snow every day last year, and I don't remember it taking this long to get the winter gear on... But I had fewer kids, one who could dress...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 958
Posted By preschoolteacher
Interesting observation. Your thoughts?

I had several art stations set out yesterday for the kids. First crayons and markers, then dot painters, water colors, paint rollers, and finally glitter to sprinkle over the paint. I have a new 2.5...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By preschoolteacher
What a great kid. I'd be so proud! And he's...

What a great kid. I'd be so proud! And he's absolutely right about recess. It makes me so sad the kids where I live only get 15 minutes. I hope it passes!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,609
Posted By preschoolteacher
I plan to homeschool /unschool. Check out...

I plan to homeschool /unschool. Check out Penelope Trunk's education blog. It's great. She's brilliant. She uses so much research to explain how and why homeschooling is awesome and why you don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,548
Posted By preschoolteacher
Nope, we just got the exact same sets and my 2...

Nope, we just got the exact same sets and my 2 year olds love them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By preschoolteacher
Oh my gosh, I do that all the time. When I'm...

Oh my gosh, I do that all the time. When I'm making dinner for my family, making breakfast for myself, ALL THE TIME.

Ha!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,019
Posted By preschoolteacher
No, pregnancy is considered a protected status in...

No, pregnancy is considered a protected status in discrimination law. You cannot be fired due to pregnancy.

She is too small as an employer to be required to provide paid maternity leave, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,019
Posted By preschoolteacher
Be careful. You could be sued by her for...

Be careful. You could be sued by her for disability discrimination if you mention her pregnancy or medical condition in any way.

I'd give her a notice period, after X date I no longer am able to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,443
Posted By preschoolteacher
It is SO draining. We are not like working moms,...

It is SO draining. We are not like working moms, who interact professionally with other adults and get out of the house. We are not like stay-at-home moms, who only have their own kids to handle and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,497
Posted By preschoolteacher
Same here. It took a little bit of time, but not...

Same here. It took a little bit of time, but not much. Everyone happily goes to bed and STAYS in bed reading books until naptime is over. They are between 13 months and 28 months old.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,902
Posted By preschoolteacher
Whatever you call it, it is definitely a glimpse...

Whatever you call it, it is definitely a glimpse into the ugly side of human behavior. We have such capacity for love and beauty, and it is sad when people get stuck in hatred and grudge holding and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,491
Posted By preschoolteacher
I agree. This is a dangerous situation. YOU could...

I agree. This is a dangerous situation. YOU could get hurt, another child could get hurt, and (VERY likely) the child could get injured if he jerked away or flung himself down while you were very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,619
Posted By preschoolteacher
Horrible. The last scene they showed of her was...

Horrible. The last scene they showed of her was really frightening. She could have seriously injured those babies.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,497
Posted By preschoolteacher
I bet you're able to work in another daycare...

I bet you're able to work in another daycare setting. I really don't think you need a CDA or certification to be an assistant, maybe to be a lead teacher.

I'd go elsewhere. The situation isn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,039
Posted By preschoolteacher
I've excluded until 24 hours fever free since...

I've excluded until 24 hours fever free since you're contagious before the spots appear. If there are any oozing sores, I'd require them to be covered, and if that's not feasible (sores on hands,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,550
Posted By preschoolteacher
I think an impartial listener would tend to find...

I think an impartial listener would tend to find a lot of what we say as unfair towards the parents.

Most people are parents. Few people are daycare providers. So I think most people identify with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By preschoolteacher
So do you do any potty training during those two...

So do you do any potty training during those two weeks while they have a Pull-Up or diaper on? Or do you wait for 2 more full weeks of being dry and then start over then?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,825
Posted By preschoolteacher
That's a good point that I have never considered....

That's a good point that I have never considered. Thinking about it, the 1 say kid who had the hardest time was also dropped off and picked up unpredictably.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By preschoolteacher
Potty Training Question - For Those Of You Who Do A Little Potty Training

I see multiple potty training two year olds in my future...

My plan is that, once they're accident free at home for two weeks and can get on potty, pull up/down pants by themselves, I will have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,825
Posted By preschoolteacher
I had five one day/week kids for six months until...

I had five one day/week kids for six months until I found one FT kid to fill the spot. All did it for socialization and so parents could get stuff done. I think most parents think the less...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Posted By preschoolteacher
It sounds to me like girl #2 may be delayed. The...

It sounds to me like girl #2 may be delayed. The language wouldn't concern me as much as the inability to follow simple instructions.

I have several two year olds, but they all know how to play...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,551
Posted By preschoolteacher
I agree. I had several two year olds sharing one...

I agree. I had several two year olds sharing one FT spot last winter, so I had five kids who each came 1 day/week. One was by far the coolest kid I've ever had, but she was used to daycare FT and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,740
Posted By preschoolteacher
You just have to get paid in advance. You never...

You just have to get paid in advance. You never want to risk not getting paid. Get payments in advance!!!

And I agree with everything else already said here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By preschoolteacher
Two Year Old Cliques

Mean girls already?

I have several young two year olds. Two girls play together very well. The problem is that one of the two has been exclusive. It's bothering me that she won't play with other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By preschoolteacher
I agree with the above.

I agree with the above.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,227
Posted By preschoolteacher
I was 27 when I opened my daycare. I'm 28 now....

I was 27 when I opened my daycare. I'm 28 now. Parents liked that I previously taught preschool. Most of my families I've had have seen my program as a mini-preschool. I'd play up your experience,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,376
Posted By preschoolteacher
No, you're doing great. You must have just missed...

No, you're doing great. You must have just missed that one. I'd ask them to keep his head buzzed until everything and everyone have been lice free for two weeks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,620
Posted By preschoolteacher
The one child I had who did this was an only...

The one child I had who did this was an only child who came here on a very PT schedule and was cared for by a parent the rest of the time. She had a ton of one-on-one attention at home. She also had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,620
Posted By preschoolteacher
Oh my gosh, I was at a baby shower this weekend,...

Oh my gosh, I was at a baby shower this weekend, and a five year old girl there did exactly that!

During the gift opening, she kept pulling presents from the pile and tearing through them as the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,187
Posted By preschoolteacher
I had a screamer who screamed about everything. I...

I had a screamer who screamed about everything. I followed what BC suggested (not a PNP though, but a place to sit).

In the beginning, it was NOT fun. There was A LOT of screaming. But it really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,135
Posted By preschoolteacher
Haha, oh no!!!

Haha, oh no!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,362
Posted By preschoolteacher
Oh, and I got this idea here. I think from BC. I...

Oh, and I got this idea here. I think from BC. I arrange furniture in the nap rooms so kids cannot see each other if they are lying down as they should be. A train table separates two cots, and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,362
Posted By preschoolteacher
Yes, definitely. They have their choice of 3-4...

Yes, definitely. They have their choice of 3-4 books on or near their cot during nap. Board books, so they can survive the occasional cuddle. :)

We do lots of talk about being quiet and staying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,362
Posted By preschoolteacher
They screamed when they woke up when they started...

They screamed when they woke up when they started here, all of them. The new one still does, but it's getting better. Now, a year later, all of the two year olds look at books quietly until I say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By preschoolteacher
I had some ideas, but the fact that you've had...

I had some ideas, but the fact that you've had these kids for a year makes me agree that it's time for them to go.

I suspect (like others said) that the parents don't want them to throw fits so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,336
Posted By preschoolteacher
This is SUCH a great idea!!!! I'm stealing it! :)

This is SUCH a great idea!!!! I'm stealing it! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By preschoolteacher
I'd ask the parents if she feeds herself at home....

I'd ask the parents if she feeds herself at home. If you get a "no" or a wishy-washy answer, I'd clearly explain that all two year olds are expected to feed themselves at daycare. No one wants her to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By preschoolteacher
Putting him in a TO in his high chair likely is...

Putting him in a TO in his high chair likely is why he throws a fit to sit there at meal time. I'd tell them that needs to stop.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By preschoolteacher
Report and CPS will deal. How would it damage...

Report and CPS will deal. How would it damage your business? Even if it's unfounded, a child who lies to you would likely lie to others. I'm not sure how it would get back to you.

As a parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By preschoolteacher
Yes, that is awesome!!!

Yes, that is awesome!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,317
Posted By preschoolteacher
I'd only close if I was extremely sick. I haven't...

I'd only close if I was extremely sick. I haven't closed yet (open 1 year). I know it's a huge burden for parents since it'd likely be with little notice. So far I've only picked up what the daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,401
Posted By preschoolteacher
I don't mention it. 100% of the times my son got...

I don't mention it. 100% of the times my son got sick in the last year were from illnesses the daycare kids had first. I swear he's never given anyone any illnesses, but he's certainly received them!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,525
Posted By preschoolteacher
That's a lot of weight to gain in such a short...

That's a lot of weight to gain in such a short time. Do you have kids enrolled? You mentioned you gained while getting the house ready.

If you're not snacking more, I'd go to the doctor. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,919
Posted By preschoolteacher
I'm so worried about this. My friend's daughter...

I'm so worried about this. My friend's daughter is in the hospital with it here in MN. My son experiences severe respiratory distress with the common cold.

I can't imagine how he'd do if he came...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By preschoolteacher
Ha! I was thinking the same thing. I hate milk. :)

Ha! I was thinking the same thing. I hate milk. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By preschoolteacher
Family style serving!! Your older kids are...

Family style serving!! Your older kids are definitely big enough to serve themselves. If waste is just a problem with milk, I'd get a small pitcher that's plastic and easy to pour, and let them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,702
Posted By preschoolteacher
I'd be uncomfortable with it because it's like...

I'd be uncomfortable with it because it's like your daughter is a number, she's one girl to balance out all the boys, and their decision has nothing to do with her best interests or your preference...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By preschoolteacher
I don't think the child has separation anxiety. I...

I don't think the child has separation anxiety. I think he's used to getting an adult to himself all the time. He wants 100% of an adult's attention--to be carried, to be played with/entertained, to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,568
Posted By preschoolteacher
That's part of my concern!

That's part of my concern!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,199
Posted By preschoolteacher
I think this example letter is perfect. ...

I think this example letter is perfect.

You're making the right choice. Everyone will be better off in a more peaceful environment!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By preschoolteacher
Aw, cutie!

Aw, cutie!
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