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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2020, 03:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 985
Posted By trytobearunner34
Thanks again!

Wow! Thanks so much. Poor little guy scored only 5 points in communication for his age range:(.

Will definitely be adding assessment to my program moving forward.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 985
Posted By trytobearunner34
Thank you!

Thank you for this valuable resource. My key developmental concern is communication and based on the work I have done with him he scores a 25 which puts him right at the cutoff for 24 months (he is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2020, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 985
Posted By trytobearunner34
Tough Spot

I provide care for a 2 year old (will be three in June) who has virtually no words. He imitates speech but says fewer than a dozen words on his own (and only a couple that communicate what he wants...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2019, 02:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By trytobearunner34
Not Real

While the Momo Challenge does not appear to be a credible threat, it’s always smart to watch videos on platforms such as YouTube WITH young children as ads and auto play videos may not be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By trytobearunner34
My 2 cents

I agree with Arianna. Itís clear this little girl has had little to no direct modeling (aside from your setting) or teaching in building positive relationships with peers or respectfully resolving...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,014
Posted By trytobearunner34
My 2 Cents

Another vote for passing given the red flags. Just let her know you only hold one interview and since she is not comfortable with that model unfortunately it is not going to work out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By trytobearunner34
My 2 cents

I donít pander to children but the 19 month old I watch had a terrible time transitioning from bottle to sippy cup. They kept saying they couldnít understand why he as having trouble at my house as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By trytobearunner34
My 2 cents

It could have been a defensive reaction to feeling badly that her son didnít want to leave and come home with her.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,434
Posted By trytobearunner34
Rate

Metropolitan area in NC
My rate is $40 per day (does not include meals).
Iíve seen rates as low as $25 per day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By trytobearunner34
My experience

To answer your title questions, yes. I have a now 28 month old who started with me at 16 months who only
comes two days a week, goes to grandmas two days and is home with dad the the fifth day. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By trytobearunner34
My 2 cents

I am the caregiver of the child when the parent is not present. When the parent is present I feel s/he is responsible for their child.

I would only intervene if they child hit or in some other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By trytobearunner34
Thanks, Black Cat! You are probably right:). I...

Thanks, Black Cat! You are probably right:). I have watched this little boy since he was 2 months old and the seemingly radical change in behavior just took me so off guard. It is likely just a a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By trytobearunner34
Where'd This Come From?

DCB 18 months has come back from the break a different kid. When he left for the break he was pleasant 95% of the time. Since returning he is unpleasant 50% of the time or more. At first I thought...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By trytobearunner34
Another thought

If a later break isnít possible what about earlier? Break from 12-1. They may be amped up but you may actually get them to sleep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,642
Posted By trytobearunner34
I suggest adding a small snack and a brief...

I suggest adding a small snack and a brief outside time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By trytobearunner34
^^^^This.

^^^^This.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By trytobearunner34
My Daughter

My own 19 month old can be an excessive drooler (especially if she has teeth coming in). She also is delayed in speech and works with a speech language pathologist (SLP). The SLP says teaching...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By trytobearunner34
My 2 cents

I was a school principal for years. Since it is occurring off school grounds I suspect there is little the school can do. I recommend the next time they come near your group and begin to cause...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2018, 03:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By trytobearunner34
Toddlers

I have three toddlers (16-27 months). The oldest started responding no around 18-20 months. Yes didnít come along until almost 2. My daughter (17 months) can say yes and shake her head for no,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,370
Posted By trytobearunner34
2 weeks

I have two weeks notice for termination on either end (mine or theirs). Felt it was fair that way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,533
Posted By trytobearunner34
Couch

I have made my couch into a ďsafeĒ climbing space for the three toddlers I watch (15-27 mo.). Lots of cushion at the base and taught safe climbing behavior (feet first, one at a time, etc). Caveat:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,990
Posted By trytobearunner34
Charlotte

Iím in the Charlotte area. I am open today and will be open tomorrow. We will see what the weekend brings to make a call for Monday. Stay safe!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,047
Posted By trytobearunner34
Three under three

I also have three under three (15 m, 16 m, and 2.5y). Here is our schedule:
8-9ĖDrop off/free play/one eats breakfast
9:00 Circle time
9:10 Art
9:20 Sensory activity
9:30 walk
10:00. Free...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,427
Posted By trytobearunner34
My two cents

In my experience, blanket reminders only work for those who were not offenders to begin with:lol:.

If having the child(ren) ready to roll is not a viable option, then I would say my goodbye to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,744
Posted By trytobearunner34
Part Time Care

This may be too "black and white", but I see only two choices as I too have trouble with the concept of being paid for days I am not providing care (I do not charge for sick days-either on their end...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,311
Posted By trytobearunner34
My thoughts

I have been a home provider for over a year. This includes a time when my own infant was only sleeping 2 hours clips at night. Never for an instant did it ever enter my mind that taking a nap when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,072
Posted By trytobearunner34
My 2 cents

I only have a small home daycare that has only been operating for a year so I’m sure there are others here with more sage advice. However I would suggest focusing more on the independent concept if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,669
Posted By trytobearunner34
Thank you

Thanks for all the feedback. I have sick days and personal/vacation days spelled out in my contract. Off to add inclement weather information!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,669
Posted By trytobearunner34
Snow Day

Do you charge families if children do not attend care due to snow days that result in closure from schools or places of business?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By trytobearunner34
Thank you

Thank you all for your words of wisdom. Each point is spot on. I am feeling much better.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By trytobearunner34
Feeling Badly

TL;DR Should I feel badly about potentially terming a family I have only one day a week because the baby does not nap well enough to make it through the day?

Whole Story;
I have been watching a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,915
Posted By trytobearunner34
My 2 cents

16 year veteran elementary school teacher and principal here. The list you have provided is not developmentally appropriate nor does it align with the common core standards. What is likely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,852
Posted By trytobearunner34
Word Change

You could just change "liable" to "responsible".
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,790
Posted By trytobearunner34
My experience

As an elementary school principal we would include something along the following in our newsletter:

"We would like to take this opportunity to welcome ____ to our __ grade team! We wish ____ all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,158
Posted By trytobearunner34
Thanks

Thanks all!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,158
Posted By trytobearunner34
Own Daughter's Cold

On Friday my 6 month old daughter began to exhibit cold symptoms (runny nose/congestion). This is her first cold and with Friday's holiday I didn't have any kiddos. She has now transitioned into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,599
Posted By trytobearunner34
@Ariana...that makes sense and is how we are...

@Ariana...that makes sense and is how we are sleep training our 4 month old:). Though the longest she has cried is 15 minutes, so we got lucky!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,599
Posted By trytobearunner34
@Ariana I did attempt to nap train him the first...

@Ariana I did attempt to nap train him the first 5 days but made virtually no headway (checking in every 15 minutes, though I did attempt to sooth with words, doing this for 30 minutes to an hour...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,761
Posted By trytobearunner34
I would make it clear from the beginning that I...

I would make it clear from the beginning that I would not pay for my own children to be in my day care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,599
Posted By trytobearunner34
@Rockgirl--Excellent point..it's helping me get...

@Rockgirl--Excellent point..it's helping me get through the week!

@Mom2two--Another excellent point; however, we ended up talking on Monday at pick up and if things do not improve by Friday we are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,599
Posted By trytobearunner34
@blackcat31 So much to learn...Adding the trial...

@blackcat31 So much to learn...Adding the trial period to my contract ASAP. I believe they let him cry it out for his nap last Saturday. I mentioned the possibility of sleep training at night as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,599
Posted By trytobearunner34
8 Month Old Still Not Napping Well

So we are on day 8 with an 8 month old who is struggling to nap. His parents/previous nanny all rocked him to sleep for naps and bedtime (smh!). He cries hard for 15- 30 minutes and either falls...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By trytobearunner34
Apologies for the million errors in my original...

Apologies for the million errors in my original post...I was posting from my phone in a hurry!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By trytobearunner34
Thank you!

Thank you framing it in that manner...it helped!

I talked with his mom at pick up yesterday and she said he had slept away from home with them and he had slept at his house with a babysitter, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By trytobearunner34
Getting an 8 Month Old to Nap

Hi all!

I have a full time 8 month old, 2 month old and mgmown 4 month old daughter. The 2 month old started last week and was able to after the first few days work out a system to get him to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,671
Posted By trytobearunner34
Thank you all so much for the kind welcome and...

Thank you all so much for the kind welcome and wise words! I will be sure to check out the tags:).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,671
Posted By trytobearunner34
New and Looking for Tips

Hi all! I have been an elementary school teacher and principal for the last 16 years. Before that I was a nanny, day care teacher, and babysitter since I was 13 years old.

My daughter (our...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-20-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,565
Posted By trytobearunner34
May I get an invite please? Thank you!

May I get an invite please? Thank you!
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