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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By rosieteddy
I never gave extended leave.I played up the...

I never gave extended leave.I played up the benefit to mom in keeping the child on schedule .Mom only has so much time to bond with infant.Older child not feeling neglected.Also I would tell parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By rosieteddy
I also had good luck with putting a heavy blanket...

I also had good luck with putting a heavy blanket (folded quilt)on top until they fell asleep.I read my kindle or crochet as well. It really does make you want to scream though.(my daughter bought me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By rosieteddy
I always had pretty good luck with music in...

I always had pretty good luck with music in naproom.Also in the beginning I stayed till they fell asleep.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By rosieteddy
I would definitely not buy diapers.This family...

I would definitely not buy diapers.This family would be given notice that starting now they supply all supplies at the beginning of the week for that week.I also would charge double per diaper from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By rosieteddy
I think you just have to wait it out.That being...

I think you just have to wait it out.That being said I would set up a gated area -aka-playpen or separate area .First time each day that he goes to lash out immediately separate him.If its lunch have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By rosieteddy
I always posted a note over sign in sheet.Dear...

I always posted a note over sign in sheet.Dear Parents Daycare Closed for the Holiday xxxx.See you Tuesday xxxx.If questioned I said everyone was off that day.After awhile I just took all Holidays...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By rosieteddy
I agree with everyone.His toys should be...

I agree with everyone.His toys should be separate.I would have him with the group though.If the ages were the same.I started my Daycare when the youngest 2 were 4 and7 yrs.The year the DC kids were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By rosieteddy
I always told the children"hey you don't have to...

I always told the children"hey you don't have to like each other,but do not be rude".I would set up different areas and separate them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By rosieteddy
If Mom is picking back up why can't she keep...

If Mom is picking back up why can't she keep older child with her?I would explain the situation ,the whole group shouldn't suffer.It is really hard on the 2 yr old ,she doesn't get it.Mom should...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By rosieteddy
That sounds like a week from hell.I would call...

That sounds like a week from hell.I would call neighbors stil family today,let them know the problems.There is not much to do about the biting incident now.We have all been there.I started using a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By rosieteddy
SAHM you should have no guilt.When its convenient...

SAHM you should have no guilt.When its convenient for Parents they make it work.I would defiantly give whatever notice you have set in your contract. Friday is the day to take off.The first 4 day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By rosieteddy
Sorry I can't .Text it right away.If pressed...

Sorry I can't .Text it right away.If pressed repeat.You can always do a play date for the daughter only some other time .Black cat as usual is right on point.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By rosieteddy
My teacher contract was they kept their child...

My teacher contract was they kept their child home 3 weeks vacation and any nonworking school days off Iwas paid Sept -through June .They paid two week nonrefundable deposit to come back in Sept. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 730
Posted By rosieteddy
I would give him a heads up.Why not call him...

I would give him a heads up.Why not call him before next drop off.Explain that as a licensed Daycare you are a mandated reporter.See how he reacts.Tell him that you thought he was drinking. If you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By rosieteddy
My valentines party was so low key.They colored a...

My valentines party was so low key.They colored a large picture,Then I folded it into an envelope.I gave them stickers the next day and they "decorated"it.Then I cut out hearts in pink and red. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By rosieteddy
I always feel January and February are months to...

I always feel January and February are months to not make big decisions.Why not figure out what will make you happier.Then go about getting that.Winter is tough let down after the holidays and it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By rosieteddy
Could you do more activities at the table.I had...

Could you do more activities at the table.I had booster seats that had a strap for safety.When my group got this way I would put everyone at the table.One activitie was a large box filled with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By rosieteddy
I always liked having two infants .Hard at first...

I always liked having two infants .Hard at first but nice as they grow to have same age.The biggest issue will be maternity leave.Will they still bring the older child?I would insist on that,
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-21-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By rosieteddy
With using the standard meal allowance I did not...

With using the standard meal allowance I did not need receipts. That's why I chose it.Just the meal and child count.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-21-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By rosieteddy
If your paying taxes on your income I think the...

If your paying taxes on your income I think the answer is yes.You probally need a form for deductions .I used an accountant that was an expert on childcare taxes.Tom Copeland has great books and info...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By rosieteddy
That's exactly the reason I started following the...

That's exactly the reason I started following the school closings.If like today there was a holiday -first I would have closed (schools closed)second I would have called it ahead of time.Its...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By rosieteddy
I would buy a soft top sippy cup.That is about...

I would buy a soft top sippy cup.That is about all you can do.When I transitioned them from bottle to cup I also had them self feed.IF I had room they moved from highchair to communal table.Everyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By rosieteddy
I am in the other camp.Help him ,I would give him...

I am in the other camp.Help him ,I would give him the encouragement.Sometimes I think we forget to look at the child.He is only 17 months old .Vacation is different parents probally did feed him.If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By rosieteddy
I hate to sound mean but I would not do it.Shame...

I hate to sound mean but I would not do it.Shame on the mom for letting her.If she fits in your ratio I would charge mom something for the half hour a day if you don't want to say no.What happens...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 346
Posted By rosieteddy
I loved my regalo baby gate.I used it for a 3...

I loved my regalo baby gate.I used it for a 3 season porch.It not only kept the children on their side ,it kept the new puppy on her side.In the kitchen I used one of the wooden gates that swing to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By rosieteddy
I bought a playpen the kind with a gate and...

I bought a playpen the kind with a gate and noflooring.We called it the "clubhouse".Why not get something like that and when she starts taking off put her in with some toye.Often the older kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By rosieteddy
I would try to offer the some extra table...

I would try to offer the some extra table activities.I had a large amount of special puzzles ,workbooks,Mellisa and Doug dolls ect also Mr potato Heads ,beads and special one child activities.All the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By rosieteddy
Are you licensed ? If so just say "sorry without...

Are you licensed ? If so just say "sorry without all the paperwork I can't do it".Tell anyone who askes the same.If you do not open that can of worms you should be able to dodge that bullet.Good luck...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By rosieteddy
I would have said no.Not your problem you have...

I would have said no.Not your problem you have your own family to care for.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,309
Posted By rosieteddy
Are you giving them 2 weeks?If so I would give...

Are you giving them 2 weeks?If so I would give them notice on Friday28th.That way you are not stressing over Christmas.I would not return your bonus/gift,you put in your time and earned that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By rosieteddy
Your contract covers you.Make sure the money is...

Your contract covers you.Make sure the money is in your account then give notice.''Sorry DCParent this is not working out.Last day of care will be Friday after Christmas/or whatever the last day next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By rosieteddy
What does your contract say?Do you need to give...

What does your contract say?Do you need to give notice?I would be inclined to give them until the end of next week.What days do you expect him next week.Dear parent As of Dec 28th I will no longer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,309
Posted By rosieteddy
Short and sweet.

Short and sweet.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By rosieteddy
I would send a text today. ''Reminder all Tuition...

I would send a text today. ''Reminder all Tuition needs to be paid for last two weeks of December. Families who are not attending need to pay tuition before leaving for the Holiday.'' I would let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By rosieteddy
I would insist on disposable diapers until...

I would insist on disposable diapers until diarrhea is under control.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By rosieteddy
If they offered to corelate the menu you offer...

If they offered to corelate the menu you offer and you really liked the family then go for it.Maybe you could ask them to also provide snacks (crackers)that all the children could share.As I said in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By rosieteddy
Without a proven allergy I would decline the...

Without a proven allergy I would decline the family.If all kids were bringing their lunch then ok,Not only would the other kids want what he is eating,He may fuss for the lunch you are providing.To...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 974
Posted By rosieteddy
Sorry I did not notice the baskets.The coat rack...

Sorry I did not notice the baskets.The coat rack sounds like the perfect solution.I know parents can sometimes not get that this is your home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By rosieteddy
Offered this one year .Parent night out dinner...

Offered this one year .Parent night out dinner and a movie after DC closed on a Friday night.Only one parent utilized the offer.It was the longest day for both the child and myself.Gift wise I sent a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 974
Posted By rosieteddy
I think that is the hardest part of having a...

I think that is the hardest part of having a family daycare.This is your home,its rude to put the coat there.I am surprised that the children are not touching the decorations.That being said I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By rosieteddy
I would wake your big kids at 7am.Then your 2 yr...

I would wake your big kids at 7am.Then your 2 yr old at 7:15.Everyone would eat breakfast at 7;30.I would not do a "fancy"breakfast either.I would give the late parents notice that if they are not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By rosieteddy
That is so hard.A good thing is he is there full...

That is so hard.A good thing is he is there full time.It will still be hard.Can you set up a playpen next to you?What about an exersaucer next to you.Do you get outside often.I always felt that it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By rosieteddy
I would try the weighted blanket.Calming down...

I would try the weighted blanket.Calming down before bed -nap.Are they putting her to bed to early?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By rosieteddy
I agree with previous poster.The parent not...

I agree with previous poster.The parent not leaving until apology was over the top.I would have sent my child to their room and told him you would handle it.I started getting everyone ready 15 min...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By rosieteddy
Why not bring it up to parents.Maybe he is...

Why not bring it up to parents.Maybe he is lactose intolerant .Maybe they are giving him to much gassy foods.You could mention that he doesn't want to be the "stinky"child at school.The Dr should see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By rosieteddy
There is nothing wrong with a cost of living...

There is nothing wrong with a cost of living raise.I always kept the open contract.I could change things with a two week notice.I did not use it often but it was there if needed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By rosieteddy
Iended up with a few part timers.Idid charge more...

Iended up with a few part timers.Idid charge more for the daily rate than full time.Iwould say you are offering Mon and Friday they can pick 3rd day.Holidays I closed and charged Holiday pay.If I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By rosieteddy
I always took paci away at 12 months.I bet the...

I always took paci away at 12 months.I bet the parents let him have it whenever.It does work like a plug and baby swallows the saliva .He will learn but it takes awhile bibs all the time even outside.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By rosieteddy
Some kids you have to teach .I had a few who wore...

Some kids you have to teach .I had a few who wore bibs and I constantly told them to'' swallow your spit".It took a couple of weeks but they got it.I found that it was worse with children who still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By rosieteddy
Why not say do to the circumstances of his job...

Why not say do to the circumstances of his job you will no longer offer every other week care.Then give notice immediately .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,970
Posted By rosieteddy
Send a letter home Friday. I would list (again I...

Send a letter home Friday. I would list (again I am sure)your schedule for days off over the holidays.I would explain no changing schedules for families allowed.Tell them that every body is to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 447
Posted By rosieteddy
I retired 3 years ago.I dream about DC...

I retired 3 years ago.I dream about DC weekly.Always to many kids,parents don't pickup on time,I loose one everything that can happen happens.I wake up tired and stressed.Harder than when I actually...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,010
Posted By rosieteddy
Iwould do the same thing.They pay for the spot to...

Iwould do the same thing.They pay for the spot to keep it.Otherwise this is their 2 week notice.I would fill the spot if I could .If they take the chance you will not be able to fill and want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By rosieteddy
.This is your chance,tell them breakfast at...

.This is your chance,tell them breakfast at home.If they have an hour leeway there is no reason he can't be fed at home 7-730. Ifixed that problem with all my parents.Istopped feeding on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By rosieteddy
I .would suggest a family gift.It can be as big...

I .would suggest a family gift.It can be as big or small as you like.I did movie night.I bought an older childrens movie.One year it was The Resuers, Herbie Disney movie Ialways tried to pick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By rosieteddy
I would talk to a lawyer before signing...

I would talk to a lawyer before signing that.Seems very unreasonable .A normal security deposit should cover you enough.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By rosieteddy
I would make the spaces off limits.Close and lock...

I would make the spaces off limits.Close and lock rooms not in use by your staff.Public schools walk children out and have parents pick up outside.Can you partition out the office area?I think the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 635
Posted By rosieteddy
If I had the money and I were you.I would go for...

If I had the money and I were you.I would go for quality nap mats.I would get bedding too.I would buy a sturdy rocker ,I had a swivel rocker.It was so comfortable I could feed an infant and swivel to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By rosieteddy
I would send a notice home Friday.I would make it...

I would send a notice home Friday.I would make it the holiday review.Let everybody know what days you're closed for the Holiday season.Remind them about paid days and any other closings you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By rosieteddy
Isn't it funny how sometimes daycare parents...

Isn't it funny how sometimes daycare parents forget this is your job.Imagine how they would feel if their boss/supervisor wanted to bring a covered dish .Great I already worked 8 or more hours and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By rosieteddy
Getting outside 2x aday saved my sanity.Ido...

Getting outside 2x aday saved my sanity.Ido believe it helped them nap better.Iwas lucky to be able to keep the stroller on the inside porch.Ihad their coat hooks there as well.Iwould load up the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By rosieteddy
Ihope you took the day after Thanksgiving off.If ...

Ihope you took the day after Thanksgiving off.If not tell them now that you are closed that day.Anice 4 day weekend will do wonders. That day is an easier day to find care from relatives.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By rosieteddy
I actually did this for 2 months years ago.I was...

I actually did this for 2 months years ago.I was paid a weekly fee with the taxes taken out of my check weekly.The parents formed some kind of partnership that covered the payroll.I had the usual...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By rosieteddy
Just before I was forced to retire (heart...

Just before I was forced to retire (heart attack)I was feeling the same way.I at some level wished for an easy way out.That was not actually easy but it was a way out.I was devastated at first...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By rosieteddy
You guys are saints.I would never use water...

You guys are saints.I would never use water tables inside.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 612
Posted By rosieteddy
I think its kindof lousy.Obviously the 2 yr old...

I think its kindof lousy.Obviously the 2 yr old wouldn't care.The 4 yr old gets it.Teach them to accept gifts .Maybe ask for age appropriate books.Then after the party donate already read books.Ask...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By rosieteddy
All great suggestions.Iwould also close the...

All great suggestions.Iwould also close the window and use a sound machine and or fan or music.Let parents know your limitations such as no swing sleeping ,back only ect.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By rosieteddy
Parents that are always late with payment had new...

Parents that are always late with payment had new policy.They were to give me post dated checks for each week .I collected the checks the last Monday of previous month for the next month. By the time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By rosieteddy
I think in this case that would be thoughtful.In...

I think in this case that would be thoughtful.In this day and age the firetruck might be alarming otherwise.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 656
Posted By rosieteddy
As the years went by I always told parents about...

As the years went by I always told parents about time off.When I retired I had 3 weeks paid with up to 5 personal -sick days.I explained to parents that though they may not have been with me I had 20...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 698
Posted By rosieteddy
Two weeks is long enough when things are not...

Two weeks is long enough when things are not going well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 714
Posted By rosieteddy
I would say nothing.I would also shut down the...

I would say nothing.I would also shut down the "tattletale".Maybe when she starts to give you the scoop say something like'hey please stop telling me these things,it just makes me feel bad and they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By rosieteddy
If things are working well why mess with it.Save...

If things are working well why mess with it.Save some of these awesome ideas for when your system stops working.Sometimes we over think things.The kids are playing and happy Don't fix whats not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,372
Posted By rosieteddy
What kind of food is offered.? He would need...

What kind of food is offered.? He would need water to drink at least.I would insist on a note from the Dr. stating that it is ok with them,What is their reasoning.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By rosieteddy
I agree with all the others.I would also get a...

I agree with all the others.I would also get a large play bucket use a marker and write 'Puke Bucket"tell him he has to use that .At least then your not cleaning tables and floors.Then I would tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By rosieteddy
Charge them the new rate.If they question you I...

Charge them the new rate.If they question you I would point out that it is 5 dollars a day more for the infant.They are getting a cut on the older child already.Be prepared for the inevitable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By rosieteddy
I think that the bickering is normal.That being...

I think that the bickering is normal.That being said they should be able to curb it.It might work to have a more scheduled day.For example if its before school maybe try table activities .I would set...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By rosieteddy
Once I got over my idea that lunches needed to be...

Once I got over my idea that lunches needed to be different things got easy.Ifound the younger kids just wanted separate foods.Ihad the divided dishes from Walmart,Afruit aveggie protein and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By rosieteddy
I started having everyone ready .We sat in front...

I started having everyone ready .We sat in front entrance reading books and singing.When each parent arrived their child said hello to them goodbye to us got a sticker and left.It cut down on parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,462
Posted By rosieteddy
Josie take it and run.You had feelings of doubt...

Josie take it and run.You had feelings of doubt at least in your first email.I think gut instinct is what you should go by.Yes the money would be great but you do not have the door yet.Putting it in...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-27-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By rosieteddy
why not buy a small gift.Put it under his pillow...

why not buy a small gift.Put it under his pillow from the paci fairy.Add a note that she found the paci and now that he is a big boy he gets a prize.Maybe add a new toothbrush .That was one of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By rosieteddy
I never had good luck with just the rope.They...

I never had good luck with just the rope.They were like puppies tripping over each other.What about the wagon or a stroller for your supplies .Then you could tie the safety straps to the wagon and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 938
Posted By rosieteddy
I always said if you can't say something nice...

I always said if you can't say something nice don't say anything. You don't have to be friends but you can't be mean.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By rosieteddy
I would gate kitchen off.Let him move around.I...

I would gate kitchen off.Let him move around.I used to prep lunch somewhat before going out.Then I stayed out a little longer sat kids at table to color while I did last minute prep.Then we all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By rosieteddy
I agree with blackcat,but only if everyone brings...

I agree with blackcat,but only if everyone brings food.Is this child allowed to bring snacks because she doesn't like what you serve?Then I would stop it .She is getting preferential treatment.If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By rosieteddy
I was just like you Josie .There is always one...

I was just like you Josie .There is always one more we think we should take.If you really want him I would offer 4 days for 15.00 less no exceptions.If they want to add day later I would charge full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By rosieteddy
I would not change any thing.Let them do what...

I would not change any thing.Let them do what your other clients do or pay cash.They can get a cash advance through the credit card if they want.Why mix everthing up for one family.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By rosieteddy
I also used the "if you can't say something nice...

I also used the "if you can't say something nice don't say anything".Sorry but I think the 4 yr old knew telling someone they were wearing a diaper was wrong.Part of our job is teaching them how to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By rosieteddy
I was so lucky the 2 yrs I had every other Friday...

I was so lucky the 2 yrs I had every other Friday off.It was great,I would not switch to t-Friday work with Mondays off because you would loose the paid Mon Holidays.Not to mention the decadence of a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By rosieteddy
If you are only going in the yard I would train...

If you are only going in the yard I would train him to walk.I used safety strap for 2 yrs and up.It strapped around the childs wrist and then I looped it to stroller.The child held onto the handle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By rosieteddy
I think you should decline this family.I know...

I think you should decline this family.I know from experience that they figure you will work with them.I would say my hours are ----no exceptions.January is a long way,a new client will come along.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 07-19-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By rosieteddy
I am not sure how many you feed but it can be...

I am not sure how many you feed but it can be done.Breakfast cereal milk and fruit/muffins milk fruit .Lunch you can pick a couple of sandwiches -turkey,cheeseect offer cut up veggies,fruit and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By rosieteddy
I also vote close earlier.I would send a notice...

I also vote close earlier.I would send a notice that beginning August 6th new hours are provided.In your situation I would close at 5 pm.If they need more time I would charge extra for 5-5:30 at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By rosieteddy
I implemented a new payment method when that kept...

I implemented a new payment method when that kept happening to me.I did not want a late fee,I wanted my pay.I gave 2 weeks notice to change payment schedule.I wrote that due to so many late payments...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By rosieteddy
I am with Blackcat on this.I would hesitate to...

I am with Blackcat on this.I would hesitate to offer tablet.I would lay her down last and after the required resting time offer books only.I do like the story on cd but only if it played all of nap...
Forum: Curriculum 07-11-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By rosieteddy
Also did your child start March 5?If so were you...

Also did your child start March 5?If so were you charged a curriculum fee then?It could be that they charge once a year for the year and your child was included from March till now with activities...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By rosieteddy
I am with Blackcat.No refund no assistant ect.

I am with Blackcat.No refund no assistant ect.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By rosieteddy
I like Blackcats reply. I would have not wanted...

I like Blackcats reply. I would have not wanted to turn them away(to confrontational.whimpy I know).I instead would change the policy.I would charge everyone the cost of milk plus a fee doubling the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,013
Posted By rosieteddy
I like CATHEARDERS reply.Tell her...

I like CATHEARDERS reply.Tell her outright.Starting tomorrow no snacks.I would tell mom in front of child.Tell child there will be no more snacks at end of day.I also would have everything child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By rosieteddy
For my older /bigger kids I got the little tyke...

For my older /bigger kids I got the little tyke motorcycles.They were great and worked ok on woodchips.It is so annoying when they break the smaller toys.
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