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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 04:07 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Closing early tomorrow (they've had almost 4...

Closing early tomorrow (they've had almost 4 weeks notice), dcm tells me she will "try to be here before you close."

Um, what? That's not how this works :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By CountryRoads
Did you send out a letter? I was thinking the...

Did you send out a letter? I was thinking the same thing that I get it, I won't charge, but if a dck gets it, then I will. I'm worried my policy is going to come back to bite me. It says that anytime...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2020, 10:26 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Self-employed people were eligible for...

Self-employed people were eligible for unemployment under the CARES Act. It was a pain, but the extra money from the CARES Act made it worth it...but it was still less than what I would've made if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2020, 08:46 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Charging When Closed

My policy is I don't charge when I'm closed. When I was closed for several weeks when COVID first started, I didn't charge.

Now, our small town has several cases and I'm just waiting until it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2020, 11:47 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Had a dcp ask if it would be too disruptive to...

Had a dcp ask if it would be too disruptive to drop-off during naptime...

Why ask questions you already know the answer to? :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2020, 11:09 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Oh my :ouch: Definitely the right decision...

Oh my :ouch:

Definitely the right decision to term! I don't know how you could've had a good relationship going forward after that.

I know lingering and trying to reason with the child is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 03:29 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Keeping Control When Someone Comes In

Anytime I have a dcp dropping off or picking up, or anytime I have my inspector over or someone stops by, I have a few kids who lose their minds. I lose all control of these kids and chaos breaks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 03:21 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Had a dcp pick up a little early last week and...

Had a dcp pick up a little early last week and dck threw a fit (you know how it goes - dck does this 90% of the time at pick-up). Dcp told me that he won't be picking up early again because of his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By CountryRoads
The only thing I can think of is to ask for the...

The only thing I can think of is to ask for the money so you can buy another pair? I would hope they would offer that on their own.

It also sounds fishy that they can't find them the next day? I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By CountryRoads
If she doesn't want to pay in the summer, then...

If she doesn't want to pay in the summer, then she loses her spot. I would just make sure she understands that a spot may not be available when she needs it and she will need to contact you closer to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By CountryRoads
I don't think it's that big of a jump. Besides,...

I don't think it's that big of a jump. Besides, if you let them know this month then they have plenty of time to figure something else out if it doesn't work for them.

And I agree with BC. I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2020, 06:24 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Drop-ins

With ds being in KG this year, that leaves open a spot during the day. I'd like to try to fill it with drop-ins.

How would you advertise that? I plan to post on our towns FB page but am struggling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2020, 07:33 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Maybe a couple of them ask just to be kind. I...

Maybe a couple of them ask just to be kind. I just usually get side-eyes and comments whenever I'm closed, so that's why I feel like it's nosey-ness - not kindness - when I'm asked what I'm doing on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2020, 02:23 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I'll have to remember this for next time! I don't...

I'll have to remember this for next time! I don't know why parents feel like they need to know - and I don't charge for closures, so they can't use that excuse. I don't ask them what they do on their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2020, 06:57 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I hate getting asked what I'm doing on the days...

I hate getting asked what I'm doing on the days I'm closed.

"Doing anything fun tomorrow?"
"Do you have a doctors appointment or something?"

One of my many pet peeves from parents :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By CountryRoads
I'm sure it would offend somebody. People have...

I'm sure it would offend somebody. People have such thin skin these days and will get offended over anything and everything.

I would absolutely allow it, though!

One side note, I always felt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By CountryRoads
They are 3 and 4. We ended up being inside last...

They are 3 and 4. We ended up being inside last night at pick-up, so I had them all ready to go and waiting by the door when dcm came - which is always much smoother.

It's when I don't have them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By CountryRoads
My problem is that we're outside at the end of...

My problem is that we're outside at the end of the day, at least for a little longer until the weather changes. So, I typically still have other kids here while her children are running the show. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By CountryRoads
Negotiating with Child at Pick-Up

I know there have been lots of posts about this before, and I think I may have even posted one, but I think this might be a little bit different.

I've got a couple parents, but one is more of a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2020, 07:24 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
DCB Not Minding His Own Business

Dcb3 is driving me bonkers!

This is a fairly recent thing that started. Dcb is always tattling on the other kids, even if it's nothing to be tattled on. He whines and complains if a dck uses their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2020, 01:32 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
At almost 2, I would put in a separate room until...

At almost 2, I would put in a separate room until he adjusts - if your licensing rules allow it.

I've done this with a few of my kiddos, and I have all amazing sleepers now!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 716
Posted By CountryRoads
I think she meant if anything else was bothering...

I think she meant if anything else was bothering me as far as daycare goes. Like if they were doing anything else that was annoying me.

I hate when I have to confront a parent on a policy, and it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2020, 07:17 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I like your response! She dropped off this...

I like your response!

She dropped off this morning and was apologetic. I made sure not to say "it's fine." I explained to her that I'm very strict on that policy because my family is typically...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2020, 06:56 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Thanks everyone! She ended up being late...

Thanks everyone!

She ended up being late again last night.

I texted her at 5:28 and asked if she was coming soon and reminded her that pick-up needs to be done prior to closing.

Just a side...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By CountryRoads
Thank you all so much! I will be using a little...

Thank you all so much! I will be using a little bit of all the responses in a message!

I don't have a late pick-up fee because I didn't want anyone to think that it was an option to be late.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2020, 02:20 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Late Pick-Up

I've got a dcm that is pushing pick-up. I close at 5:30 and 2 times this past week she's picked up at like 5:35.

How do you handle this? I made the mistake of saying, "Oh, it's fine" when she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 06:59 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I send out monthly newsletters that include any...

I send out monthly newsletters that include any closures. If I have a closure that comes up that didn't get included on the newsletter, then I do a separate letter letting everyone know.

So, it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2020, 07:44 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Sent out a letter last a couple weeks ago...

Sent out a letter last a couple weeks ago explaining that if you're child is not at daycare PRIOR to snack time, then they must be fed AT HOME because they will miss out on snack time here.

Had a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2020, 07:23 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Have a difficult dcg who is usually gone from...

Have a difficult dcg who is usually gone from lunchtime through nap for preschool. Dcm informed me this morning that she will not be taking her to school today so she can have a "day to herself."
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2020, 01:29 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Okay, I'm doing a new schedule now. I just...

Okay, I'm doing a new schedule now.

I just want to say that if dcks do not arrive PRIOR to snack and lunch times, then they will not be eating and will need to be fed at home as we have a schedule...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2020, 07:37 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I've never had a parent say anything about...

I've never had a parent say anything about clothes, but I do have one dcp that almost everyday says something passive agressive like "You're gonna need a bath tonight", "You're dirty!" , "Well, guess...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2020, 06:56 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Good for you! Just curious how they reacted?

Good for you! Just curious how they reacted?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2020, 06:45 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
This is such a pet peeve of mine. Not that they...

This is such a pet peeve of mine. Not that they bring their children when they're not working, but the excuses they give me.

"I'm off today, but I need to clean so I'm bringing them."

"I'm not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2020, 02:50 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Oh, good! I'm glad you got the answer you need!...

Oh, good! I'm glad you got the answer you need! Do you believe her, though? Lol I've got some parents that would definitely lie about that if they knew they were in the wrong.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2020, 02:33 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I like that way of bringing it up - asking if...

I like that way of bringing it up - asking if they want to add a day. It doesn't sound accusatory and you should get the answer you need! I would just be prepared with a response if they say that she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2020, 02:20 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I would ask! It's your business and if you told...

I would ask! It's your business and if you told them that their child cannot attend if they went somewhere else, then you have a right to know.

I would just be blunt and ask them where dcg goes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By CountryRoads
In-Home to Center

Has anyone ever graduated from running an in-home daycare to a center?

Pros? Cons? Regrets?

Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By CountryRoads
Child in Sports

Ds is doing middle school sports for the first time this year.

For those of you with kids in sports, how do you make it work? Do you close early or all day? Do you just miss games? Do you hire a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2020, 07:16 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Was on vacation and had a dcm parent text me...

Was on vacation and had a dcm parent text me several times about things that were not an emergency.

I eventually stopped responding, then find out she complained to another dcm that I wasn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2020, 08:42 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I would do something short and sweet! "Dear...

I would do something short and sweet!

"Dear Families,

Just a friendly reminder that your child(ren) must be pick up prior to closing time at 5:30 PM.

Thank you!"
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 07-20-2020, 05:47 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
The Perfect Marriage

Just finished reading this book by Jeneva Rose.

It's a good read if you like thrillers!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2020, 05:06 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Newborn sibling of a current dck starting soon....

Newborn sibling of a current dck starting soon. Dcm complains all the time about how difficult and fussy baby is.

Wonderful :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2020, 12:41 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
It went just fine! There was no signed contract...

It went just fine! There was no signed contract or communication in a couple months, so I'm surprised she thought she had a spot.

But, I'm sure not alot of people know how this business works :)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2020, 10:19 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Nvm, I already took care of it :)

Nvm, I already took care of it :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2020, 09:42 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Help With a Response

I screwed up and need help with a professional response please.

I had a dcf contact me awhile back and at the time I wanted this family. I told them I could provide care, but would need to apply...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By CountryRoads
These were my thoughts, too! I just didnt...

These were my thoughts, too!

I just didnt know if it was considered unacceptable to not give a child snack while others were eating at the table at drop-off, kwim?

I sent out a daily schedule a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 07:48 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Snack Time

AM Snack is at 8:30. As in at 8:30, the kids who are here are sitting down eating snack. I have several kids who come around 8:40-8:50.

Do you feed snack to the ones who come a little later? We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2020, 07:58 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Thankfully, the child has a spare change of...

Thankfully, the child has a spare change of clothes here. Dcm realized she forgot to put on underwear when she dropped off.

Dcm: "Well, at least I remembered to feed her." :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2020, 06:52 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Dcm forgot to put underwear...on her 4 year...

Dcm forgot to put underwear...on her 4 year old...who is also wearing a dress :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 12:41 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
You're right! I definitely think I'll keep it to...

You're right! I definitely think I'll keep it to myself!

Thanks :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 10:13 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Also just curious, do you mention to your...

Also just curious, do you mention to your families that received a grant?

I was thinking if they learned I got a grant, they would think of me more like a business then, ya know, a baby sitter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 10:11 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Great, thanks! I'll just keep the receipts 😊

Great, thanks!

I'll just keep the receipts 😊
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By CountryRoads
Grant Question

I applied for a grant and got approved. Is there a certain way I should keep track of how I use it?

I was planning on keeping it in my business account and then transferring the money when needed....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,263
Posted By CountryRoads
Apologizing for Inconvenience?

Just wondering if you all put this at the end of a letter?

I'm typing up a message to let dcp know I will be closed for a period of time in August for a vacation. I always put "I apologize for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By CountryRoads
I always wanted to get a group of providers...

I always wanted to get a group of providers together like once or twice a month and just have a "provider night". We could get advice from each other, help each other, or just visit and make new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By CountryRoads
We have a walk-out basement and it works great....

We have a walk-out basement and it works great. Separate entrance, separate living space. We also have a kitchenette downstairs, which works perfect! I don't think I could get by without it.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2020, 02:24 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Mom approved throwing them away, I wouldn't have...

Mom approved throwing them away, I wouldn't have if she said no.

It was not solid. I tried to dump what I could, but it was so messy. Hence why she said to toss them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2020, 03:04 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I don't have a sub. My MIL has helped out before...

I don't have a sub. My MIL has helped out before when it's a last minute appointment in town (I live in a rural area and we all typically have to go out of town for appointments). I sometimes think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By CountryRoads
Mom Won't Leave

Okay, so I've got a new dcb3. He's been coming for a couple weeks. They show up around 9:00 which is right when we are supposed to be starting circle time.

Dcb plays mom like a fiddle. He whines...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2020, 12:54 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Every year, I have families that are gone for...

Every year, I have families that are gone for several days because they take a vacation.

But as soon as MY family decides to take a vacation, it's annoyed looks, comments, and awkwardness. Like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2020, 06:00 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Passive aggressive comments about my closures. ...

Passive aggressive comments about my closures.

:dislike:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2020, 07:08 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I've got this dcm and every day at drop-off at...

I've got this dcm and every day at drop-off at pick-up (thankfully it's only a couple days a week), all she does is complain about how difficult her child is and how hard her life is. It's non-stop,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 10:27 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
So frustrating when dcps "forget" about my...

So frustrating when dcps "forget" about my closures. How many times do I need to remind them?!

I always get asked, "what day was it again?" even after sending out 2 reminders and telling them in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2020, 05:45 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
The child was not cranky or in discomfort at all....

The child was not cranky or in discomfort at all. If he was, I would have considered letting him drink it.

But, good to know that it may not cause blowouts. However, I still don't think it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2020, 02:35 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
That was my thought, too. I took it as her asking...

That was my thought, too. I took it as her asking me why I dumped it...I should have clarified before I answered!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By CountryRoads
:eek: I won't complain about what I find...

:eek:

I won't complain about what I find anymore :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2020, 02:12 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Interesting Finds in the Diaper Bag?

I thought this might be a fun thread to start!

I pulled a diaper out of a diaper bag today, and there was a sewing needle stuck through it. Glad I didn't poke myself!!

What are some of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2020, 01:58 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
This child comes 1 day a week - dcm can give him...

This child comes 1 day a week - dcm can give him the Miralax at home! Not sure why I should have to deal with the massive blowout!?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2020, 12:54 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
These are my thoughts as well. I asked him...

These are my thoughts as well.

I asked him if he would be willing to put his toys away during the day, but he doesn't want to. And I'm not going to force him to. Those are his toys and this is his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2020, 01:37 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
DS likes to play with them during the day and I...

DS likes to play with them during the day and I would feel horrible telling him he can't play with his own toys at his own house :(

But, I'm just going to have to explain to him that they need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2020, 07:23 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Thanks! I like that response - short and...

Thanks!

I like that response - short and sweet and no room for negotiation :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2020, 07:01 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Daycare Toys and DS Toys

DS has his own toys that are visible when we're outside. I tell the dcbs that they can't play with those toys, but can play with anything that's in the fence.

One dcb cries whenever we're outside...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2020, 06:12 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
"Dcb hasn't pooped since Friday, so I put Miralax...

"Dcb hasn't pooped since Friday, so I put Miralax in his water bottle this morning."

I don't think so, dcm. Down the sink it went.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2020, 06:24 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
My last Friday until September! My Friday...

My last Friday until September!

My Friday group is so small in the summers, so I decided to go to a M-TH week so I can spend more time with my kids.

I had one dcm make a comment about it last...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2020, 06:22 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I'm like a couple of the others. I don't...

I'm like a couple of the others.

I don't regret opening my own daycare, but I would've done SO many things differently!

I feel like you go into this business with the mindset that people...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2020, 06:21 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I'm like a couple of the others. I don't...

I'm like a couple of the others.

I don't regret opening my own daycare, but I would've done SO many things differently!

I feel like you go into this business with the mindset that people...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2020, 03:52 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I hate when I'm told a dck won't be here tomorrow...

I hate when I'm told a dck won't be here tomorrow only to be told at pick-up, "What time do you open? I might bring her."

Not a big deal, but I was looking forward to an easier day without my most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2020, 04:18 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I hate having only one child in care! That's the...

I hate having only one child in care! That's the case for me tomorrow. I told dcm that dck would be the only one here tomorrow hoping she would take my hint.

Told me that dck could stay home since...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2020, 12:44 PM
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Views: 772
Posted By CountryRoads
Meeting With New Clients

When do you meet with new clients?

I used to do Saturdays, but now that doesn't really work with it being summer because our weekends are always busy - and lets be real, I don't want to do "work"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2020, 10:12 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Why do parents do this at drop-off? "Miss X...

Why do parents do this at drop-off?

"Miss X will get you a blanket."

"Just ask Miss X and she'll go get you a stuffed animal."

"You're gonna go outside in just a few minutes." (Not true)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2020, 10:24 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
That's a good idea! Dcm knows it's...

That's a good idea!

Dcm knows it's inconvenient, too! She told me as she dropped off, "sorry, I know these aren't practical for potty time."

Thanks for sending her in them anyway :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2020, 08:00 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Can rompers be banned at daycare, please?!

Can rompers be banned at daycare, please?!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2020, 06:23 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
Was refreshed after having several weeks off. Was...

Was refreshed after having several weeks off. Was looking forward to getting back to work!

First day open and I had a few complaints and comments.

Was really hoping after not having care for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,393
Posted By CountryRoads
I'm opening back up next week, but I'm hoping...

I'm opening back up next week, but I'm hoping that my families are maybe, just maybe, a little more appreciative of me. Not having daycare has been a struggle for them and I hope it made them realize...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By CountryRoads
Re-Opening Letter

I'm able to reopen this week, but wont be opening for another week or so.

I have several restrictions that I need to follow. Sanitizing everything after they're touched, scanning for symptoms at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By CountryRoads
Why can't I just look at things as simply as...

Why can't I just look at things as simply as this? I always overthink :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By CountryRoads
Just Looking for Outside Input

Okay, so my state is allowing daycares to open back up on Friday. I expected the order to get extended a couple weeks since the governor only said salons and gyms could reopen under restrictions.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By CountryRoads
Thanks! My licensor made it sound like it's...

Thanks!

My licensor made it sound like it's to inform parents that I don't smoke or drink during operating hours. Because then he said outside of daycare hours, I can do what I want :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By CountryRoads
Alcohol/Tobacco Policy

Need to add this policy to my handbook. I basically just need to say that no alcohol or tobacco is used during daycare hours.

This is what I've got:

No forms of tobacco or alcohol is used on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,276
Posted By CountryRoads
I'm under the impression since we're self...

I'm under the impression since we're self employed, we do not qualify for unemployment.

However, I think I saw somewhere on this board that someone said under the stimulus package that we could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,229
Posted By CountryRoads
We've been getting more and more cases the past...

We've been getting more and more cases the past couple weeks. It's not just daycares that have to close, but also all public spaces.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,229
Posted By CountryRoads
Our governor ordered closures for all daycares. I...

Our governor ordered closures for all daycares. I could choose to care for essential employees kids', but I personally didn't feel it was worth it to stay open for 1, maybe 2 kids.

I'm not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,229
Posted By CountryRoads
Personally, I think 50% is very fair. They...

Personally, I think 50% is very fair.

They are a business and still have expenses whether kids are in attendance or not.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5,948
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By CountryRoads
I don't know what it is, but I have ZERO patience...

I don't know what it is, but I have ZERO patience this week.

Almost every parent is driving me bonkers this week.

Thank goodness I have a long weekend likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,123
Posted By CountryRoads
Are you stricter on your illness policy or have...

Are you stricter on your illness policy or have you kept your policies the same?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,123
Posted By CountryRoads
Thank you!! :)

Thank you!! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,123
Posted By CountryRoads
Did You Send Out a Letter?

Just curious how you all are handling this craziness.

We have no confirmed cases in our county. I think 15 in the state. Schools have closed for 3 weeks, restaurants have closed dining rooms....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By CountryRoads
I sprayed everything with bleach water one time,...

I sprayed everything with bleach water one time, and I think I must've used too much spray because it crystallized on everything! Maybe I'll try doing just a fine mist this time :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By CountryRoads
Disinfecting?

I'm getting down to the last little bit of Lysol. As you can imagine, I'm having a hard time getting more :ouch:

This isn't what I use to sanitize, just a spray down at the end of the day.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5,948
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 682,032
Posted By CountryRoads
School closure started today. Have a school ager...

School closure started today. Have a school ager here all day who is already having a hard time listening and can't stop wrestling with his little sister. Thankfully he's only here 1 day a week.
...
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