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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2021, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 262,525
Posted By DaveA
Friend of mine sent this to me. :D:lol::D:lol: ...

Friend of mine sent this to me. :D:lol::D:lol:

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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 413
Posted By DaveA
I’m a big fan of small & furry- mice, rats, or ...

I’m a big fan of small & furry- mice, rats, or hamsters. I let the DCKs pick out the classroom pets and they always went with one of those.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,720
Posted By DaveA
Got my 2nd dose (Phizer) two days ago. Arm was...

Got my 2nd dose (Phizer) two days ago. Arm was sore for about day and a half. Yesterday morning I wasn’t feeling great but was was functional. After that no problems.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 262,525
Posted By DaveA
DW is watching our 8 month nephew today while his...

DW is watching our 8 month nephew today while his normal daycare is closed. I had an appointment this morning. As I’m getting ready to leave he starts getting tired/ fussy. I got to use one of her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,476
Posted By DaveA
There’s always that one. :rolleyes: Showed you...

There’s always that one. :rolleyes: Showed you that your decision was correct. Good luck in the new job!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 791
Posted By DaveA
Sorry for your loss Michael. You your family will...

Sorry for your loss Michael. You your family will be in our prayers. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,505
Posted By DaveA
#3 sounds like the best option.

#3 sounds like the best option.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By DaveA
You’re making the right call. As much as I...

You’re making the right call. As much as I enjoyed childcare as soon as it made sense for my family for me to be in my shop full time I closed. It has turned out to be a great decision on multiple...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,720
Posted By DaveA
Because I still teach CPR/ First Aid I was...

Because I still teach CPR/ First Aid I was eligible when DW got hers, but I passed. I’m pretty low risk- no current major health issues and work in a pretty socially isolated job. I’ll get it when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By DaveA
Happy New Year to y’all!!!!!!happyface

Happy New Year to y’all!!!!!!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,059
Posted By DaveA
Morning is pretty low key. DS & DIL come over for...

Morning is pretty low key. DS & DIL come over for gifts. Traditional breakfast of cinnamon rolls & biscuits and venison sausage gravy.

Rest of the day is have more of a “have food out in case...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 262,525
Posted By DaveA
I’ve been sworn to secrecy. :lol::lol::lol::lol: ...

I’ve been sworn to secrecy. :lol::lol::lol::lol:
DD’s Christmas gift to DW is a calendar she has spent a week making. I’ve been told that if I tell my wife about it she’s taking the coal out of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By DaveA
Thankful that- Most of my family is close (...

Thankful that-

Most of my family is close ( & a couple aren’t too close).
I was able to transition from one career I loved to another I love.
My kids have handled remote learning better than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By DaveA
Happy Thanksgiving y’all!!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving y’all!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,148
Posted By DaveA
No DCKs but DS decided because they were...

No DCKs but DS decided because they were discussing birds in science she should run out to the coop and bring in a duck. It got interesting in the house for a couple minutes. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2020, 04:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,340
Posted By DaveA
The Mandalorian Forged in Fire HGTV & Food...

The Mandalorian
Forged in Fire
HGTV & Food Network
Expedition Unknown & Expedition X
Dirty Jobs
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 361,276
Posted By DaveA
I had been slow/ procrastinating selling a bunch...

I had been slow/ procrastinating selling a bunch of my daycare stuff. For once being not on task worked out well. A family friend ended up taking a baby for foster care. They had nothing for an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By DaveA
Several years ago we had a candidate pass away...

Several years ago we had a candidate pass away literally a couple days before the election. Situations like that are why I wouldn’t vote till the day of.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By DaveA
Voted this morning. I don’t know if it means...

Voted this morning.

I don’t know if it means anything but previously I took DCKs with me (obviously that didn’t happen this year :lol:). I was usually in the number 30-40 of votes counted. And I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By DaveA
:lol: Beat me to it. :D Seriously- is this...

:lol: Beat me to it. :D

Seriously- is this something you have experience in or interested in? Is there a real market for the product? If so it’s a shot. I basically did #1. I closed to go full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,600
Posted By DaveA
Good luck on the interview. happyface:hug:

Good luck on the interview. happyface:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,600
Posted By DaveA
I closed a bit over a month ago. In my case it...

I closed a bit over a month ago. In my case it was a mix of things. On one hand it was financial. I could make more money in my shop than in the daycare. Also my own kids were learning at home and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By DaveA
Is it funny? Yes Will it offend someone?...

Is it funny? Yes
Will it offend someone? Probably
Would I care in the least? Nope :lol::cool:

Was it on here someone told a poster "You are offended. I found it funny. That's why I'm happier...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 725,823
Posted By DaveA
It hasn’t left my mouth (yet:p ) but the phrase...

It hasn’t left my mouth (yet:p ) but the phrase “God help your next provider!” has crossed my mind way too many times this week regarding DCK & DCP. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By DaveA
Wow! Glad you’re Ok. :hug:

Wow! Glad you’re Ok. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By DaveA
The more DW & I talked about we decided to just...

The more DW & I talked about we decided to just sell it off piecemeal on the local FB group & marketplace. Seems less of a headache than trying to organize a 2-3 day garage sale.



Just saw...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By DaveA
Chickens & Ducks but no inside birds. My rep...

Chickens & Ducks but no inside birds. My rep freaked out enough about those. I can’t imagine the chaos inside birds would cause. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2020, 03:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By DaveA
I would close and do an extra cleaning. Good luck.

I would close and do an extra cleaning. Good luck.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By DaveA
Thanks folks. At this point I'm not even...

Thanks folks. At this point I'm not even scratching the surface yet and it's like "holy @#$%". :eek::o:p And that's not even considering general household "do we really need this anymore" stuff or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By DaveA
Garage Sale for Providers Only?

I’m closing in 3 weeks. happyface Other than teaching CPR/ first aid to local providers its a clean break from childcare. One thing I’ve realized is I have a lot of stuff. Garage sale is in the very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 725,823
Posted By DaveA
Trying really hard to avoid “short timers”. Had...

Trying really hard to avoid “short timers”. Had to really fight the urge to begin and end a conversation with a DCP that would have included an “and the horse you rode in on” moment from me....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By DaveA
That’s awesome! Congratulations!

That’s awesome! Congratulations!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By DaveA
:rolleyes::lol: Yeah that sounds about right. One...

:rolleyes::lol: Yeah that sounds about right. One of those “oh brother” moments the state is great for.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By DaveA
Thermometer From The State

Did any other IL providers get the thermometer the state sent out? Are you going to use it? I’m not because 1) it’s a contact thermometer when their own guidelines recommend a non contact one & 2)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2020, 04:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 828
Posted By DaveA
I don’t much for DCK’s birthdays. If I did I...

I don’t much for DCK’s birthdays. If I did I would supply whatever treats for the kiddos.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,358
Posted By DaveA
I’m not dropping school age but my rates had been...

I’m not dropping school age but my rates had been set for a normal school year. Our district just announced that after a couple weeks of staggered attendance to get stuff set up it will be remote...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By DaveA
They make an outlet plug that you have to push in...

They make an outlet plug that you have to push in the sides to remove. I think I saw them on Amazon. That might work better.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 54,838
Posted By DaveA
Mid level- not something a child would get in...

Mid level- not something a child would get in trouble for saying, but I would tell them to use a different term.



I have stopped myself soooooooo many times on this. Especially off topic stuff...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By DaveA
Yes she did. I actually just got done with the...

Yes she did. I actually just got done with the zoom interview. It was really informal and conversational. So if anyone’s considering it it’s an easy thing to do.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,001
Posted By DaveA
Oh I’m missed that. :rolleyes: I wonder if...

Oh I’m missed that. :rolleyes:

I wonder if schools have to do this. Or if we’re just the lucky ones. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,001
Posted By DaveA
Thanks. I don’t know if she has one or not. She’s...

Thanks. I don’t know if she has one or not. She’s a great DCM but an amazing mix of overprepared & space cadet. :rolleyes::D
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,001
Posted By DaveA
Birth Certificate for Adopted DCK?

In IL we have to have a copy of the child's birth certificate in our files. Foster children were allowed to have state paperwork instead of the birth certificate. I have a DCK who was just adopted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,081
Posted By DaveA
I supply sunscreen unless a DCPs have a medical...

I supply sunscreen unless a DCPs have a medical reason for using something specific. I use a store brand spray.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,725
Posted By DaveA
You had my agreement till you made that...

You had my agreement till you made that statement. To go to if someone has a thought (not an action or treatment) toward an adult they are somehow now a danger to children is ridiculous. Yes- women...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By DaveA
Do you want people currently working in centers...

Do you want people currently working in centers or just with center experience? Before I opened my home daycare 15 years ago I worked in various centers for over a decade.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,725
Posted By DaveA
Nope- kids nap in the classroom.

Nope- kids nap in the classroom.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,725
Posted By DaveA
Not meaning to hijack, but it's kind of related. ...

Not meaning to hijack, but it's kind of related. I've never had a nursing mother enrolled. If I did and they wanted to nurse here I don't have a problem with it. But I can't decide where would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By DaveA
Ok- I thought this was on or linked to the...

Ok- I thought this was on or linked to the Daycare’s page. If it’s on her personal page it’s not your problem or even place to mess with. If she’s not doing it on company time no point in borrowing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By DaveA
If it’s on your Daycare Facebook page tell her to...

If it’s on your Daycare Facebook page tell her to delete it.

In any center I worked at we couldn’t do this. One place had me with my bladesmithing, a woman who made & sold lotions/ soap, and a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,607
Posted By DaveA
I’m not looking to fill openings right now. If/...

I’m not looking to fill openings right now. If/ when I do I’ll probably do something similar to what e.j. did.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2020, 04:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By DaveA
I can live with that. :lol::lol::lol::lol:

I can live with that. :lol::lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 262,525
Posted By DaveA
One of those insane "stream crossing" moments I...

One of those insane "stream crossing" moments I find myself in way too often. Delivery for shop came early, so I found myself quickly folding and moving stroller out of the way to make room in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,619
Posted By DaveA
I'm horrible about this. I have to make a...

I'm horrible about this. I have to make a concerted effort to not include "sorry for the trouble" on things like taking time off. But at the end of the day I have to follow my own advice- do what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,293
Posted By DaveA
Yep in your situation I would close ASAP. CH's...

Yep in your situation I would close ASAP. CH's letter is a good template.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 262,525
Posted By DaveA
Had a ton of rock dropped off this morning for...

Had a ton of rock dropped off this morning for the base of the driveway. DW decided rather than wait till I’m done for the day (Original plan) she’ll shovel it then and there. Retired neighbor sees...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,337
Posted By DaveA
I worked at a center that had a uniform smock/...

I worked at a center that had a uniform smock/ vest over normal clothes. Another center I worked at provided polos with the center logo. Otherwise it was usually just normal clothes. I generally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 884
Posted By DaveA
I subbed for multiple centers for about a year...

I subbed for multiple centers for about a year before one of my favorite ones offered me a spot. I think I was a sub for 8 centers technically by the time I was done. Half of those started as 1...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,130
Posted By DaveA
Thanks. Looking it over. I have to admit the...

Thanks. Looking it over. I have to admit the speed at which they went from "we're all in this together" back to their usual mix of arrogance and incompetence does not give me much hope this will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2020, 03:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,662
Posted By DaveA
Not daycare related, but last night in my shop. ...

Not daycare related, but last night in my shop. I cut out and fit up handles for 2 for clients' knives. Got them all fit and ready to shape and realized I had switched them and had the wrong...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2020, 03:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By DaveA
Ever Not Recognize a DCP?

Anyone ever not recognize a DCP they haven't seen in a while when they came to pick up their child?

DCB11m has been coming a couple months now. DCD handles drop off/ pickup because he drives...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-09-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,598
Posted By DaveA
We have chickens & ducks in backyard. They live...

We have chickens & ducks in backyard. They live in their mobile coop& fenced run during daycare hours (although they do “escape” occasionally. ;) Licensing had no issues for years. New rep came &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2020, 03:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By DaveA
Yeah- all that that quickly means there’s no way...

Yeah- all that that quickly means there’s no way I would enroll. Like Josiegirl said- you’ll find good families.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2020, 03:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,361
Posted By DaveA
Not a diaper bag, but had a DCB that would bring...

Not a diaper bag, but had a DCB that would bring things in his bag to show what he wanted to be when he grew up. Stuff like a length of yarn made into a lasso when he wanted to be a cowboy. One day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By DaveA
I’ve had a Foundations 4 seater similar to the...

I’ve had a Foundations 4 seater similar to the Zoe for almost 10 years and love it. Aside from replacing a brake and a wheel bearing its held up amazingly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By DaveA
DD & DS had their own stuff that they could share...

DD & DS had their own stuff that they could share if they wanted to but otherwise was off limits to DCKs. For me letting my kids have something that wasn't "daycare" but "their toys" was a little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By DaveA
Love it!

Love it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 262,525
Posted By DaveA
Tee Spring’s Daycare T Shirts strikes again. I...

Tee Spring’s Daycare T Shirts strikes again. I don’t think I’ll be ordering this one. :rolleyes::D:p
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,602
Posted By DaveA
Never regretted opening, but would probably do a...

Never regretted opening, but would probably do a few minor things differently. But no I don't miss my center days. It's been better for me and the needs of my family to be working from home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2020, 03:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By DaveA
My classroom is carpet. I've had good luck with...

My classroom is carpet. I've had good luck with our carpet cleaners. I run them every few weeks plus spot cleanup. like the others said- if you're worried about it us a spray on them lightly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 262,525
Posted By DaveA
No DCB7- if I won’t let you play Avengers I’m...

No DCB7- if I won’t let you play Avengers I’m not going to let you get away with doing something with “Steve, Tony, & Bruce”. Nice try kiddo. :lol::D:cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2020, 03:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,705
Posted By DaveA
I do think there will be a change in daycare...

I do think there will be a change in daycare because of this. More families will decide they can work around having 1 parent home with their children long term. The families that still need care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,070
Posted By DaveA
:lol::lol: They wouldn’t get it. Or they’d...

:lol::lol:

They wouldn’t get it. Or they’d think it was a joke. :rolleyes: I once told a license rep that for every rule they add they should have to take one out. She thought it was the funniest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,708
Posted By DaveA
Necroposting Guess who was on Facebook...

Necroposting

Guess who was on Facebook yesterday looking for a daycare that "actually wants to work"? :rolleyes:;):rolleyes:

Since this went down I know 4 daycares that she enrolled her kid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2020, 03:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,070
Posted By DaveA
I've been lucky in that licensed is considered a...

I've been lucky in that licensed is considered a quality level/ circle/ whatever they call the thing IL does. So I just do my own thing and don't bother.

I have told my license rep the day they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 262,525
Posted By DaveA
D14m comes back full time next week after almost...

D14m comes back full time next week after almost 2 months at home. She’s coming for a few hours today & half day Thursday to get back used to the place. Her and new DCB 8 months are alternating...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,030
Posted By DaveA
School Next Fall

Those of you who take school agers- are you doing the “remote learning” with DCKs?

Right now I have one 1st grader coming. His homework is a few worksheets and some books, so it’s stuff he can do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,933
Posted By DaveA
Daycare wise pretty good. One family is supposed...

Daycare wise pretty good. One family is supposed to start back next week & another the week after. Both have been paying while working from home.

I'm going to owe the UPS drivers some Tylenol...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,822
Posted By DaveA
Daycare wise this completely upended my program. ...

Daycare wise this completely upended my program. I structured my program to do a lot of offsite activities & learning opportunities. Library trips, zoo trips, grocery to talk about nutrition &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2020, 03:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,482
Posted By DaveA
Like the others have said- you offered a solution...

Like the others have said- you offered a solution to maintain their spot and they declined it. If you want to take them back it's a new enrollment by your new rules/ contract. But honestly with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,933
Posted By DaveA
Still open with some healthcare DCPs. 1 family...

Still open with some healthcare DCPs. 1 family is scheduled to restart next week, another the week after.

DW is still home. It's amazing to watch. The thing I'm most cynical about is the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2020, 04:03 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,812
Posted By DaveA
I voted Now- let states decide. We are...

I voted Now- let states decide.

We are dealing with two competing real issues: 1) this is a serious health issue & 2) shutting down our economy may actually do more damage than the virus long...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2020, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By DaveA
Don't feel bad about doing what is best for you. ...

Don't feel bad about doing what is best for you. Follow your contract and DCPs should expect to do the same. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2020, 03:36 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,933
Posted By DaveA
Still open- one family is coming (both parents in...

Still open- one family is coming (both parents in healthcare). The rest have been great to work with and are still paying but working from home or otherwise waiting this out. Still waiting on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 262,525
Posted By DaveA
DCG4 is “cross” ( her word) at DW because I made...

DCG4 is “cross” ( her word) at DW because I made the mistake of telling her that I didn’t get any gifts on my Birthday yesterday. DCG is not convinced that spending the day in my shop, take out from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By DaveA
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1 My kids have an amazing ability to crack me up. DD informed me she's "not cut out for homeschooling". :lol:
2 My wife's smile. Never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,570
Posted By DaveA
It's a pretty odd mix. Fiction tends to be Louis...

It's a pretty odd mix. Fiction tends to be Louis L'amour westerns or historical fiction. I like simple escapist quick reads. Otherwise it tends to be how to. Last couple have been Jet Tila's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By DaveA
You're unfortunately about to get the first...

You're unfortunately about to get the first lesson in running your daycare like a business. If you don't you will get absolutely ran over by your clients. You'll have very little chance in small...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 03:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By DaveA
We did this for DW for her mainly online...

We did this for DW for her mainly online schoolwork. Good light, good desk and chair, and plenty of storage are must haves.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,083
Posted By DaveA
My 2 healthcare DCPs are both lab/ diagnostic...

My 2 healthcare DCPs are both lab/ diagnostic people. With the policies/ procedures in place they’re more likely to be exposed stopping to get gas on the way to work than while at work.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,444
Posted By DaveA
One of my concerns is if they make us close I...

One of my concerns is if they make us close I have 2 DCPs that are healthcare workers. Not just hospital employees, but lab/ diagnostic people. If I close they’re SOL. That will not help the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,980
Posted By DaveA
Not sure as this counts as a “positive, but if...

Not sure as this counts as a “positive, but if you have a dark sense of humor like I do the jokes/ memes regarding this are a gold mine. There’s a fake Golden Corral “press release” that I wish was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 03:38 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 69,495
Posted By DaveA
IL closed schools starting tomorrow for 2 weeks. ...

IL closed schools starting tomorrow for 2 weeks. Our school district went from closing Tuesday to closing today after a call with public health. They made the announcement call at 1030pm.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,105
Posted By DaveA
Yes I do. Not so much because I'm concerned the...

Yes I do. Not so much because I'm concerned the child is actually remorseful. Although that's part of it I'm also wanting the child to understand that making amends for something you did wrong is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 262,525
Posted By DaveA
Found a great deal on a couple trainer AEDs for...

Found a great deal on a couple trainer AEDs for when we teach First Aid/CPR. They were on the dining room counter. Mil thought they were real ones even though they say TRAINER across the front. Now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By DaveA
For right now I’d just observe and see how they...

For right now I’d just observe and see how they do. I might send DCP a heads up text. Kind of a “This is what happened. Will let you know if something changes.” type thing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By DaveA
This. Between my center days and home daycare...

This. Between my center days and home daycare I've cared for hundreds of kids. I enjoy it, have a good bunch currently that I like, and can't even gripe (too much :D ) about the parents. But this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By DaveA
To me they pay for a full time spot. So it’s...

To me they pay for a full time spot. So it’s reasonable for them to expect availability if there is a change in schedule. In your situation I would explain to drop in care that priority goes to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 69,495
Posted By DaveA
We have the same thing going on here. My...

We have the same thing going on here. My reaction sto the coverage is somewhere between :rolleyes: and :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 69,495
Posted By DaveA
After looking things over I'm far more concerned...

After looking things over I'm far more concerned about people's reactions to the virus than the virus itself. Neither "OH MY GOD WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!" or "It's nothing at all" is helpful. It will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2020, 03:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,459
Posted By DaveA
:lol::lol::lol: I use my shop as the excuse-...

:lol::lol::lol:
I use my shop as the excuse- "Really I'd love to set & chat, but I have to go build an axe!" ;):D
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