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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By storybookending
Okay but how do you not hear 26 kids?! I feel...

Okay but how do you not hear 26 kids?! I feel like my 6 can be heard 3 blocks away :lol:
Forum: Curriculum 11-11-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By storybookending
I am really struggling with this myself and I...

I am really struggling with this myself and I have read all of the threads on this site and others. Maybe snow globes? I also donít know what Iím getting the kids yet either.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By storybookending
deaddd

deaddd
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By storybookending
Look into the square footage requirements first...

Look into the square footage requirements first and remember in most states it is ďusable square footageĒ not just total.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-10-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By storybookending
I started as both and Iím slowly filtering to FT...

I started as both and Iím slowly filtering to FT only. I currently have one PT left on a Tu-Fri schedule but he has two years yet. I have an offer from one of my SILs to take my nephew on Mondays to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 818
Posted By storybookending
I am staying open. I keep a smaller group and...

I am staying open. I keep a smaller group and although this is only my 4th year I havenít had any bad experiences on the day after Halloween. *crosses fingers* Trick or Treat times are typically like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By storybookending
This happened to me when I was at a center. Itís...

This happened to me when I was at a center. Itís was a mix up with walking across the street to another establishment for a field trip with school aged children. I was the lead and I had two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 816
Posted By storybookending
Same here. Baby started last week at 9 weeks and...

Same here. Baby started last week at 9 weeks and it was ROUGH. I almost cried one day. I was so exhausted at nights. She is turned around this week and we have figured each other out. Another one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 917
Posted By storybookending
I saw one for the first time this summer and I...

I saw one for the first time this summer and I didnít even know they existed and the next day I saw an ad on Hulu for one
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By storybookending
I actually use full on toddler beds for my older...

I actually use full on toddler beds for my older kiddos. I have a spare bedroom that they are always set up in. My youngest are in pack n plays as they are in my personal bedroom. I honestly donít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By storybookending
Drop in rate FOR SURE

Drop in rate FOR SURE
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By storybookending
I think it sounds fine. Personally I would do a...

I think it sounds fine. Personally I would do a separate letter for those with children over the age of 3 and not even mention the new daycare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By storybookending
Child Survey Questionaire

I have two kiddos graduating my program to kindergarten this fall and I am in the process of creating memory books for them with all of the pictures that I have taken over the years.

I wanted to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By storybookending
I am running into this looking ahead to December...

I am running into this looking ahead to December of this year. I take off December 24th (paid) December 25th (paid) and December 26th (unpaid) every year. This year because they fall on a Tu/W/Th I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By storybookending
I speak $10-$15 on a birthday and get them...

I speak $10-$15 on a birthday and get them something small specific to the childís interests. Christmas I usually do all the same or similar, ornaments, books, pjs.. something not too expensive but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By storybookending
We eat PM snack at 3 and go outside immediately...

We eat PM snack at 3 and go outside immediately after. If itís nice out we stay out until pick up which depending on the family is anywhere from 4:40-5:15. In the winter we come in at 4ish if itís...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,455
Posted By storybookending
I have two infants starting in the Fall. I was...

I have two infants starting in the Fall. I was typing up my preparing your baby for daycare letter (thanks for the guide in sharing your BC) *donít worry I wonít sell it on etsy*.. anyways I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,455
Posted By storybookending
OKAY GUYS I AM RAGING People magazine...

OKAY GUYS I AM RAGING

People magazine posted this article on their page about two hours ago. I do not follow this page but it was a sponsored ad on my page as Iím just casually scrolling here at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5,505
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 585,855
Posted By storybookending
I am so lucky that my current group sleeps though...

I am so lucky that my current group sleeps though almost anything. At one point this spring my dad was on the roof just a pounding at the ice clogging my gutters and every single one of them fell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By storybookending
This is my goal. I wanted to slowly replace with...

This is my goal. I wanted to slowly replace with teachers kids as my currents age out but my current dcms keep getting pregnant hahaha. As of September 2/6 slots will be teachers kids. But those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By storybookending
5 days this summer June-August. I had 7 days off...

5 days this summer June-August. I had 7 days off at the end of March for a vacation so nothing major planned for the summer. Just the 4th and the 5th of July since the 4th is a Thursday. Then 3 days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By storybookending
I would not do this but if you are going to I...

I would not do this but if you are going to I would give them a completely separate contact. Charge the $225 bi weekly if that is what you can swing but if you are closed take the time paid as they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By storybookending
I donít take school aged kids for extended...

I donít take school aged kids for extended periods but I just wanted to say I love the pen pals idea!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,455
Posted By storybookending
Yes thatís it! I watch a lot of reality TV and a...

Yes thatís it! I watch a lot of reality TV and a lot of like Big Brother/Amazing Race/Survivor contestants promote them like crazy. Always with the #ad so theyíre getting paid to promote it. This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,455
Posted By storybookending
So many B list celebrities are using those taco...

So many B list celebrities are using those taco things the baby is in and promoting them on Instagram lately
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By storybookending
I came here to post this hahahah

I came here to post this hahahah
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By storybookending
I am advertised open from 7AM-5:30PM. I typically...

I am advertised open from 7AM-5:30PM. I typically have children in care from 7:50-5:15PM. I am very picky about who I let in when I do have openings and I honestly canít see myself enrolling anyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,816
Posted By storybookending
My quote of the day today was ďI forgot his shoes...

My quote of the day today was ďI forgot his shoes again but you wonít be going outside today right?Ē Um false. This child never had shoes on aka never physically walks into daycare. Grandma gets so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5,505
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 585,855
Posted By storybookending
Itís funny you guys are discussing this because...

Itís funny you guys are discussing this because today will be the first day that I ran my AC (canít open the windows bc the storms are still on) but tonight if I donít turn the heat on to kick back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By storybookending
ALLLL of this. I grew up on Arthur.. never once...

ALLLL of this. I grew up on Arthur.. never once did I wonder about the teachers sexuality.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By storybookending
There is a newish center near me who also appears...

There is a newish center near me who also appears to sleep infants on boppy pillows. I only know this bc a girl I went to high school with has her daughter and and while sheís in a different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By storybookending
This is not true

This is not true
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By storybookending
THIS is the reason I donít do pull ups here. I...

THIS is the reason I donít do pull ups here. I have a niece that turned two in December and she has been in pull ups since then and has gone on the potty exactly zero times. Like why? My cousins...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By storybookending
What the PP have said but I no longer allow pull...

What the PP have said but I no longer allow pull ups. Diapers until they can pass the 2 week dry period only.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 791
Posted By storybookending
Have you noticed if there was a correlation with...

Have you noticed if there was a correlation with birth order? I have one child, 3rd child, completely unplanned, two older siblings were both school age when she got pregnant. Mom babies this child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 791
Posted By storybookending
I echo CH and also see the opposite with all...

I echo CH and also see the opposite with all except the milestones. Not one of my daycare moms but my childhood best friend (now acquaintance) thought her baby rolled over on its first day of life,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By storybookending
He doesnít seem ready to me and I would go with...

He doesnít seem ready to me and I would go with mom and just put him back in pull ups or diapers. You shouldnít have to spend +10 minutes ďsitting and playingĒ on the potty if the child was truly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By storybookending
Baby Shark - Pink Fong Logo Te Pate- Moana ...

Baby Shark - Pink Fong
Logo Te Pate- Moana
Canít Stop The Feeling- Justin Timberlake (Trolls)
Love Is An Open Door/Do You Want To Build A Snowman are more tolerable Frozen songs.
Shake It Off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,178
Posted By storybookending
I bought a sign the other day that says ...

I bought a sign the other day that says

ďDream big. Use kind words. Say I love you. Laugh. Giggle. Be silly. Share. Say please and thank you. Keep your promises. Be grateful. Help others & donít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By storybookending
Chocolate doughnut for breakfast in the car?

Chocolate doughnut for breakfast in the car?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 697
Posted By storybookending
At the center when I ran a school aged program I...

At the center when I ran a school aged program I filled about half the cups with milk and half with water and as long as we had enough on hand to feed every child if they all chose milk we were fine....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 697
Posted By storybookending
What are the prices of cows milk vs almond milk...

What are the prices of cows milk vs almond milk like for you all. Here I can get a gallon of milk for $1.77, almond milk is $1.94 a quart which comes to $7.76 a gallon. Obviously thatís because most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 697
Posted By storybookending
I donít participate in the food program. I just...

I donít participate in the food program. I just wanted to mention the cultural difference here that I find fascinating. Many of you have stated that many clients are requesting almond milk. I live in...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-12-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By storybookending
Mine are high because I am not married and have...

Mine are high because I am not married and have no dependents. I asked my tax guy the year I opened if there was anything I could do to make my quarterly payments smaller and he said ďpop out a few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By storybookending
Can you gate off your playroom? Have the child...

Can you gate off your playroom? Have the child whoís parents is coming ready so you can just hand them off?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-11-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 981
Posted By storybookending
You can get an underpayment penalty? What does...

You can get an underpayment penalty? What does this mean? I was under the impression that making quarterly payments was optional. I make them as I don’t want to be paying in 6K every year. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,071
Posted By storybookending
I have one little girl who is almost five that...

I have one little girl who is almost five that has been with me for about 2.75 years. I would say in that time she has come in her pjs I would guess 2-3 times because ďshe wouldnít get dressedĒ....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,154
Posted By storybookending
Arenít 7 year olds still in car seats these days?...

Arenít 7 year olds still in car seats these days? It was 8 and 80 lbs last I checked. Is that just waived in a cab? Oh heck no.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,200
Posted By storybookending
But what is first?!? Why do people say...

But what is first?!?


Why do people say this? Are they supposed to be outlawed here or something? Bc they deff still have them in store by me. :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,200
Posted By storybookending
I use one for daycare too for this reason and...

I use one for daycare too for this reason and also as an extra place during outdoors time but not while they are sleeping. My niece slept in one exclusively and my SIL is going to be better about not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,036
Posted By storybookending
I grew up with a mom that had this mindset. Now...

I grew up with a mom that had this mindset. Now that we are adults she regrets missing our events. Work and professionalism are not the important things in life. I donít know about you but I didnít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5,505
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 585,855
Posted By storybookending
This is what Iím going to be attempting.. going...

This is what Iím going to be attempting.. going with a bright yellow instead of gold, the mirror I found doesnít have a border and Iím using wood skewers and this is metal.. we will see!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5,505
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 585,855
Posted By storybookending
A friend of mine has me convinced that I can make...

A friend of mine has me convinced that I can make what I lost out on. I bought the materials for $8.30. Just need to buy spray paint and hot glue, which I might even have. I am not the best DIYer but...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-08-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 981
Posted By storybookending
Mine was 32.7% this year.

Mine was 32.7% this year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5,505
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 585,855
Posted By storybookending
I HATE FACEBOOK FOR SALE GROUPS I fall in...

I HATE FACEBOOK FOR SALE GROUPS

I fall in love with a mirror. $25 great price. I ask the lady dimentions within 4 minutes of posting. She tells me them. I say interested. She says PM me. I send...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By storybookending
Is it this one ...

Is it this one

https://www.cocokids.org/child-health-nutrition/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2013/08/Keep-Me-Home-If....pdf
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,840
Posted By storybookending
Iíve also found that taking off your shoes in the...

Iíve also found that taking off your shoes in the house or keeping them on seems to be a regional thing. No one where Iím from keeps shoes on in the house but when a friend of mine and I went on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 912
Posted By storybookending
I still have my large doll house pictured below...

I still have my large doll house pictured below and so many accessories for it and the kids play with that daily.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 912
Posted By storybookending
I had this same one as a child and although my...

I had this same one as a child and although my mom sold all of my little tykes stuff (and cried about it for years because she regretted it) I was lucky enough to find one when I was first starting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,012
Posted By storybookending
I had a child today that was not feeling well....

I had a child today that was not feeling well. She said she felt like puking within 5 minutes of being dropped off by another mom from 4K. She never did puke but I texted mom and she came and picked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By storybookending
I would stick to your policy. Did you or mom...

I would stick to your policy. Did you or mom give him any meds causing the fever to go down?
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-11-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,786
Posted By storybookending
Interested to see if this was resolved

Interested to see if this was resolved
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By storybookending
I also have rain gutter shelves upstairs,...

I also have rain gutter shelves upstairs, pictured below.

Down stairs I am actually currently in the process of converting a closet that is off of the main play room into a book nook. It is not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By storybookending
Are you napping in an actual crib? Is the...

Are you napping in an actual crib? Is the mattress on its lowest setting to dropped all the way to the floor? I see moms on Instagram and blogs dropping it all the way to the floor to prevent them...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-04-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By storybookending
Whatís a return? :lol: ;)

Whatís a return? :lol: ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By storybookending
Make them sit :p

Make them sit :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5,505
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 585,855
Posted By storybookending
My mom is 50 in a few weeks :p

My mom is 50 in a few weeks :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5,505
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 585,855
Posted By storybookending
Yeah my parents talk about how this is how it...

Yeah my parents talk about how this is how it used to be all the time! I was born in 91. But for the record almost all of my high school memories are already gone as well :lol: If I vaguely remember...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5,505
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 585,855
Posted By storybookending
Treats are welcome here but they will ALWAYS be a...

Treats are welcome here but they will ALWAYS be a PM snack. We had a family wedding a few weeks ago that both my cousin and I stood up in. She also runs a daycare and she closed the Friday before and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5,505
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 585,855
Posted By storybookending
According to the sign in the first child arrived...

According to the sign in the first child arrived today at 7:45. By 8:07 all 4 of them had thrown some sort of tantrum. TGIF hoping the snow holds off until later tonight so I can take a little 45...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By storybookending
I have a whole list of ďsomedayĒ items. Iím...

I have a whole list of ďsomedayĒ items. Iím currently focused on converting a closet to a book nook. I have it all painted and I have two of the 4 shelves hung that are going to house my curriculum...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By storybookending
Could you blame it on the food program? That...

Could you blame it on the food program? That youíre required to have so much of each item on hand for each child and are ending up with a ton of waste. Like even if you donít participate tell them...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 02-26-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,827
Posted By storybookending
BC wondering if you would also be willing share...

BC wondering if you would also be willing share with me. Iíll have two infants starting in the Fall and while they are both currently enrolled families I did not start one until after 6 months and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 226,153
Posted By storybookending
Me: ďNope, itís nap time now you know the rulesĒ ...

Me: ďNope, itís nap time now you know the rulesĒ
DCG4: ďand the drillĒ
Me: *thinks a minute*
YOU KNOW THE DRILL, IíM DYING LAUGHING HAHAH
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By storybookending
I would for sure remove the books from him until...

I would for sure remove the books from him until he can handle himself with them. My youngest is 17 months and he is pretty good by now sometimes I will just catch him bending them while carrying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By storybookending
I have two nap rooms, an over 2 room and an under...

I have two nap rooms, an over 2 room and an under 2 room. I have 5 kids in the first room and 1 in the under two room currently. I go in get them tucked in, turn their music and fan on and leave....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By storybookending
I recently (January) started an after school kid...

I recently (January) started an after school kid that is almost 7. I swore I would never enroll a school aged child but mom had no where else for him to go after an awful experience at an after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5,505
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 585,855
Posted By storybookending
I live in the very large 8-12 inch band.... OVER...

I live in the very large 8-12 inch band.... OVER THIS. Weíve already had almost 40 inches just since February 1st! I know I live in WI but DAMN this is over the top extreme even for here. Iím getting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By storybookending
One of my current 2 year olds was exactly like...

One of my current 2 year olds was exactly like this and he still sucks at sleeping. He was a serial cat napper from the time I got him (12 weeks) until he wasn8 or 9 months old. Honestly he still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 879
Posted By storybookending
School is out here today (isnít always its a...

School is out here today (isnít always its a scheduled personal development day for teachers) so one of my usual 4 Monday kiddos is gone but the other 3 are still here and all have both parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By storybookending
I think it would depend on location. I would look...

I think it would depend on location. I would look into if any churches in your area have gyms. Thereís one in my area that a friend of mine ran a basketball coaching business (player in a pro league...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 910
Posted By storybookending
I had strep a few weekends ago. Itís pretty rare...

I had strep a few weekends ago. Itís pretty rare but not impossible for toddler aged kids/babies to catch. Itís way more common with school aged kids. I actually got it from a mom, her child never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 917
Posted By storybookending
I loveeee my robot vacuum. I bought the deebot...

I loveeee my robot vacuum. I bought the deebot brand as it had similar ratings to a Roomba but was cheaper. I love it so much I bought the same brand for my mom for Christmas. She also loves it. Hers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,011
Posted By storybookending
My (original families) are also at a cheaper rate...

My (original families) are also at a cheaper rate but only $2 less a day. I honestly like easing into my work week having the two gone on Mondays so I am okay with what I have going currently. If I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By storybookending
Dear DCPs Daycare will be closed on Monday...

Dear DCPs

Daycare will be closed on Monday February 18th. Sorry for any inconvience this may cause.

Thanks,
Provider
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,011
Posted By storybookending
Technically 4 of my 6 kids pay this way...

Technically 4 of my 6 kids pay this way currently. I donít get paid if they are sick of take vacation. I also donít take lid vacations for them whether it be a holiday or days I close for personal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,238
Posted By storybookending
I recall getting off the bus in the late 90s or...

I recall getting off the bus in the late 90s or early 00s (I was 10ish my sister was 8ish). My bus driver said it didnít look like anyone was home. I told her no one ever was when we got off. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,238
Posted By storybookending
Also thought I would add another story. I bought...

Also thought I would add another story. I bought a playhouse this summer from an online Facebook group. It was a daycare day so I couldnít leave my house until after 5 and the woman I was buying it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,238
Posted By storybookending
I live in a community where a lot of people donít...

I live in a community where a lot of people donít even lock their doors at night, let alone during the day. I went to get my taxes done Monday night and my garage door wouldnít go down bc of snow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By storybookending
Thanks I think we will try this! Seems simple...

Thanks I think we will try this! Seems simple enough!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By storybookending
I like the Valentine with the ripped paper. I...

I like the Valentine with the ripped paper. I have never used contact paper before. Do you just have them stick stuff to it and then put another peice over the top and then cut into the shape of a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By storybookending
The centers in my areas are insanely profitable....

The centers in my areas are insanely profitable. That being said itís still not something I personally would ever consider.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By storybookending
If you are working in a center and they are...

If you are working in a center and they are making you clock out for breaks but also making you work that is illegal. I myself working from home watch Netflix while the kids nap while doing my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By storybookending
Speaking as someone with a late August birthday...

Speaking as someone with a late August birthday (cut off is September 1st in my state) I WISH that my mom had held me back and I had been a year younger in school that I ended up being this making me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 952
Posted By storybookending
Not in MI but in WI. I made the decision to close...

Not in MI but in WI. I made the decision to close tomorrow. Frost bite can set in in under 4 minutes at the temps predicted at AM drop off tomorrow. My house is older and Iím already concerned about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By storybookending
I typically do drop offs as cash only paid at...

I typically do drop offs as cash only paid at drop off (although I have been lax at the “at drop off” part as my only drops ins are typically my neices/nephews/goddaughter). You could adopt this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 833
Posted By storybookending
Iím with BC on this. My one teacher mom never...

Iím with BC on this. My one teacher mom never brings her child on no school days though. Tomorrow is supposed to be record setting cold here. I informed all families today that if school is cancelled...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By storybookending
The two infants that I will be starting have...

The two infants that I will be starting have older siblings already in care so I would just need to add the unborn siblings to the contract. I have never taken a deposit from anyone but maybe that is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By storybookending
No one has even asked yet about payment I just...

No one has even asked yet about payment I just want to be prepared for when it comes up or bring it up first and be like okay here is the date the spot is open and here is what you owe. Both moms...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By storybookending
Does anyone that doesnít hold spots or that...

Does anyone that doesnít hold spots or that charges a holding fee have a form or letter theybuse to explain it?

I have two pregnant moms and two spots opening up on September 3rd. Neither will be...
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