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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,868
Posted By jenh171
I saw them at Dollar Tree yesterday too!

I saw them at Dollar Tree yesterday too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,779
Posted By jenh171
laundrymom, so you are saying it was a real...

laundrymom, so you are saying it was a real tornado and not just a warning? wow. how many children did you have to bring down there? how do you know when it's over? what state are you in? sorry...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,656
Posted By jenh171
Mother's Day Gifts

I thought maybe we could use this thread to post some ideas for projects we can help our children to make for their moms. I saw this one this morning:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,424
Posted By jenh171
I'm so glad to know I'm not alone in this. ALL...

I'm so glad to know I'm not alone in this. ALL of my children act out the minute the parent arrives at pick up and while they're dropping off in the morning too. It drives me bananas. It seems...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,767
Posted By jenh171
It's a real book, but it's just poking fun at the...

It's a real book, but it's just poking fun at the joys & tribulations of parenting. I think it's pretty funny! My own daughter, who is now a teen, didn't sleep through the night until she was four...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,767
Posted By jenh171
Was This Book Written Just For Us?

http://www.amazon.com/Go-F-Sleep-Adam-Mansbach/dp/1617750255/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1303951832&sr=8-1 :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,919
Posted By jenh171
haha...LOVE it! :lol:

haha...LOVE it! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,919
Posted By jenh171
omg, ME TOO, tulip! i have next week off, AND my...

omg, ME TOO, tulip! i have next week off, AND my daughter's bday party tonight at 6pm, so i was counting on getting my act together at naptime. well of course murphy's law kicked in. my baby who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 238,265
Posted By jenh171
I was listening in on a conversation b/wn 2 and 3...

I was listening in on a conversation b/wn 2 and 3 yr. old girls. the three year old mentioned something about her grandma and the two year old asks "does she has blue hair or white hair?" LOL! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,919
Posted By jenh171
You Know You're Ready For The Weekend When...

you start putting the child care supplies away at 1pm! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,638
Posted By jenh171
...and a set of b***!!! :lol:

...and a set of b***!!! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,638
Posted By jenh171
larger benefits of being a day care provider

I adore the kids I care for, but each one has some little idiosyncracy that drives me nuts! And I think since I have a long vacation next week, these little traits seem magnified this week...it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,800
Posted By jenh171
Anyone Have Vacay Coming Up!?

I have three more days of work, then the next TEN days off! woo hoo! I am SOOO looking forward to getting some house projects done. Can't wait to put all of my child care stuff away for a while!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,019
Posted By jenh171
Yep...just did some raking yesterday while the...

Yep...just did some raking yesterday while the kids were playing. I had that thought too...that I wondered if the parents would see the piles and be displeased that I was cleaning up the yard while...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,706
Posted By jenh171
I ask parents to let me know by the end of March...

I ask parents to let me know by the end of March what their plans are for the fall. I don't take school age and lose a few kids in the summer (teacher's kids), so this way I have the spring to drum...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,248
Posted By jenh171
My girls are 15 and 13 and I'd do ANYTHING to...

My girls are 15 and 13 and I'd do ANYTHING to have summers off! However, I often remind myself and my daughters that it could be a lot worse...at least they're not having to go to camp or something....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,802
Posted By jenh171
Is There A Time Of Year When Biz Picks Up?

Perhaps not an accurate title for this thread, but I'd like to know from those doing child care for many years...have you noticed any pattern in terms of a time of year where a lot of people seem to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,185
Posted By jenh171
Kids Woot

pretty good deal today on kids woot if anyone is in need of a new kitchen set for child care:

http://kids.woot.com/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,098
Posted By jenh171
Hang in there, I know exactly how you feel! I...

Hang in there, I know exactly how you feel! I went through that with my 2 year old girls all of the spring and summer this past year. I felt just like you did...tired of hearing my own voice and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2011, 01:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,799
Posted By jenh171
perhaps she was also given it for medical...

perhaps she was also given it for medical purposes?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,633
Posted By jenh171
I want to "like" this, but I just remembered I'm...

I want to "like" this, but I just remembered I'm not on facebook! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,633
Posted By jenh171
lost a parent? I would absolutely not charge...

lost a parent? I would absolutely not charge them for the day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,085
Posted By jenh171
omg...that was my first thought too...stick it in...

omg...that was my first thought too...stick it in the bottom of his bag so mom doesn't have to be completely moritified!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,453
Posted By jenh171
Grow The Business?

I'm trying to decide if I should hire an assistant at some point and take on more children. I'm currently limited to five. I just feel like I am turning people away left and right...the potential...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,890
Posted By jenh171
The 6 child stroller just seems like it would be...

The 6 child stroller just seems like it would be so heavy to push and hard to turn. Is it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,205
Posted By jenh171
I had never heard of it and saw it on some cheesy...

I had never heard of it and saw it on some cheesy website, but it was called "babysitters day". Perhaps they've changed the name in recent years. Good for you if you take the day off! I cannot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,205
Posted By jenh171
May 7, 2011 is...

National Babysitter's Day! I'm not sure many parents will know about it, but this would be a great day for us all to do something special for our own sitters! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,322
Posted By jenh171
Thank you for that info. My teen daughter just...

Thank you for that info. My teen daughter just got her working papers and would like to work somewhere summer. I had always given thought to the possibility of her assisting me. I'll have to look...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,066
Posted By jenh171
I l♥ve that website too! I use it all of the...

I l♥ve that website too! I use it all of the time!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,694
Posted By jenh171
I agree with this. My gut tells me it's the PB. ...

I agree with this. My gut tells me it's the PB. It's just such a common allergy and would seem to cause a reaction this severe. But I am sure I could be wrong.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,790
Posted By jenh171
Hang in there! When I feel myself worrying about...

Hang in there! When I feel myself worrying about things like this, I always try to remember that my boyfriend, daughters, and I are all healthy. All the rest is just incidental problems that you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,602
Posted By jenh171
I would just type in "letter A" in google images...

I would just type in "letter A" in google images and a bunch of pics come up that you can just print. I'm attaching just a random link that came up...
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,656
Posted By jenh171
I totally agree. I really should shell out the...

I totally agree. I really should shell out the $40 for my own domain. I really don't like the "weebly" in my address. It's cheesy.:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,081
Posted By jenh171
my rates are hourly, so it's hard to think of a...

my rates are hourly, so it's hard to think of a nice easy way to do it. but i like that dollar a week idea!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,305
Posted By jenh171
not a very inviting name for an elementary...

not a very inviting name for an elementary school, imo! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,081
Posted By jenh171
Have You Ever Raised Your Rates?

if so, by how much? do you do this regularly & how frequently? how did you go about it? in other words, did you keep current parents at their regular rate and start the new rate with new families?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,573
Posted By jenh171
Changing Your Policies

I'm in my third year of doing child care and I would like to adopt a few new policies, such as asking for a fee to hold a spot when a parent leaves for maternity leave or summer. I am just not sure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,250
Posted By jenh171
I laughed when I saw this thread, because I dream...

I laughed when I saw this thread, because I dream about child care ALL of the time. I think it's just because it's on my mind all of the time and in such a concerning way! It's invaded my...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 01-27-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,832
Posted By jenh171
oops: http://www.mazeyinsurance.com/

oops:
http://www.mazeyinsurance.com/
Forum: Daycare Insurance 01-27-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,832
Posted By jenh171
I use: http://www.mazeyinsurance.com/...I...

I use:
http://www.mazeyinsurance.com/...I chose them because someone told me they were often used for home child care coverage.

it's $500/year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2011, 05:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,774
Posted By jenh171
I love that idea about the porch...

I love that idea about the porch light...fantastic idea!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,656
Posted By jenh171
beautiful! One very small thing...I would...

beautiful! One very small thing...I would re-word the activities page to read:

During the year we utilize Mother Goose Time, a professionally designed preschool curriculum for use in preschools,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2011, 04:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,774
Posted By jenh171
haha, I always associated your username as...

haha, I always associated your username as "Catheter" and found that odd! But now I see the image...CAT Herder. I get it now! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2011, 04:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,072
Posted By jenh171
I hear you! As it turns out, all of my five...

I hear you! As it turns out, all of my five dck's are not coming today because of the snow, but I hadn't heard back from the last mom until 8:30am! So since I didn't know if she was going to pull...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,774
Posted By jenh171
I would just let it go. In my mind, arriving a...

I would just let it go. In my mind, arriving a little early is not a big deal, but when it is SIX THIRTY in the morning and you are the first arrival, it is very discourteous to arrive even two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2011, 03:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,072
Posted By jenh171
I really wouldn't mind just continuing to work on...

I really wouldn't mind just continuing to work on snow days, but for the past two years, it has worked out that I only have this one little girl here. It just doesn't seem worth it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2011, 03:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,804
Posted By jenh171
I am SOOO feeling this this morning! warning:...

I am SOOO feeling this this morning! warning: vent ahead!

Snow, schools are closed, you are out of work, AND your child will be the ONLY one in my child care all day today....no brainer. Please...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2011, 03:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,072
Posted By jenh171
Do You Close For Snow?

I really would like to figure out a fair policy for snow days. It is driving me nuts this winter because 4 of the five people I work for work in the schools, and the other one works no matter what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,274
Posted By jenh171
This is exactly what I do.

This is exactly what I do.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,260
Posted By jenh171
Thank you so much for your input. I will not say...

Thank you so much for your input. I will not say that I "appreciate" it...LOL!!! I will definitely do some editing and I see your point about that word possibly causing a gray area.

The woman...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,260
Posted By jenh171
oh, I just wrote them by hand on construction...

oh, I just wrote them by hand on construction paper. (the old-fashioned way!)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2011, 05:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,260
Posted By jenh171
Feedback On My Website

hello comrades! I'm working on my website and I'd love some feedback from you insightful women. I know a lot of child care sites are colorful and active, but I wanted to go with a peaceful...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,254
Posted By jenh171
I'm 42, but prefer to think of it as 21 twice. ;)

I'm 42, but prefer to think of it as 21 twice. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,305
Posted By jenh171
The website looks fantastic! I especially love...

The website looks fantastic! I especially love the black and white "LOVE" spelled out with the children's hands...very cute. It's also very user-friendly/easy to navigate with the tabs up top. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,095
Posted By jenh171
she's a cutie & it's so sweet of you to help her...

she's a cutie & it's so sweet of you to help her out. i was wondering, though, are you attempting to find her owner? i am just thinking of how many times my dog has gotten out when we've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,549
Posted By jenh171
contrive a way to have dream family persuade...

contrive a way to have dream family persuade first family that your rates are too low and you really should be paid more. then, keep both families. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,288
Posted By jenh171
hehe...puked on? yup...just another day at the...

hehe...puked on? yup...just another day at the office!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,523
Posted By jenh171
I bought four of these "dish towel" bibs on Etsy...

I bought four of these "dish towel" bibs on Etsy and I absolutely LOVE them. They give awesome coverage and never wear out. They are probably not too cost-efficient for you since you need so many,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,288
Posted By jenh171
thanks, MC! are there any other providers in Jerz?

thanks, MC! are there any other providers in Jerz?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,288
Posted By jenh171
looks like fun! you drink champagne with your...

looks like fun! you drink champagne with your clients, my clients spit up on me. ;) well, if any providers are ever up for a meet up in the NJ area, let me know...and if Michael is in the area,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,288
Posted By jenh171
I love it, blackcat. Tom could outline the...

I love it, blackcat. Tom could outline the reasons why the cruise is, in the long run, really for the welfare of the children. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,493
Posted By jenh171
good for you! congrats!

good for you! congrats!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,917
Posted By jenh171
My Favorite Question the Doctor Asks...

"have you been under any stress lately?" HAHAHAHA!:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,288
Posted By jenh171
Michael, are you sure you want offer to pay for...

Michael, are you sure you want offer to pay for our drinks? You're talking about women who spend 50+ hours a week with mulitple babies and toddlers. Cocktails could get VERY expensive for us! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,562
Posted By jenh171
thank you so much for taking the time to do that!...

thank you so much for taking the time to do that! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,562
Posted By jenh171
yes, google docs would work...thank you so much.

yes, google docs would work...thank you so much.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,562
Posted By jenh171
Thank you for the idea and taking the time to...

Thank you for the idea and taking the time to attach it. Unfortunately, I can't open the file...I think b/c I don't have microsoft office. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,562
Posted By jenh171
What Do You Use For Attendance Book/Payment Log?

I have been using the Red Leaf calendar keeper for the past 2 yrs. and I need to order something for 2011, but this Red Leaf one is a little more than I need. I mean, I only use the attendance part,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,518
Posted By jenh171
I'm at the beautiful New Jersey shore!

I'm at the beautiful New Jersey shore!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,450
Posted By jenh171
Very Useful Tip For Preventing Juice Box Leaks

A friend taught me this little trick for preventing juice box leaks and it works like a charm. Just pull up the corner tabs and have the child hold the juice box by the tabs when they drink it. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,667
Posted By jenh171
nannyde...so when you're saying that you'd...

nannyde...so when you're saying that you'd request a female worker over a male worker, is it to accomodate that one parent's request for no males present? or is that your own personal feeling that a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,667
Posted By jenh171
I can totally relate to how you feel about the...

I can totally relate to how you feel about the kids going crazy once someone else arrives! The prospective parents will not get a real feel for how things are during the day. I decided to give that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,407
Posted By jenh171
I really was moritified the day I completely...

I really was moritified the day I completely overslept. I had a mom knock at my door (my first morning drop off) and I literally had to walk to answer the door STRAIGHT from waking up. I was SO...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,407
Posted By jenh171
aaaw, nikia...I can totally imagine how that...

aaaw, nikia...I can totally imagine how that would feel!!! I really hope the parent had a sense of humor about it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 29,426
Posted By jenh171
I really am very relieved to know it's not just...

I really am very relieved to know it's not just me! If anyone comes up with anything that works to curtail this, please let me know. Oh, and I have also tried having the kids all ready to go with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 29,426
Posted By jenh171
actually it's usually the moms and i working...

actually it's usually the moms and i working together to try to reel the child in. i just cannot understand why they all do this. i have a four year old girl who is an absolute angel and right when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 29,426
Posted By jenh171
Do Your Daycare Kids Act Out at Pickup?

I am lucky enough to care for the best little group of children...honestly, they are all so well-behaved all day long. But ALL of the kids I have ever watched act completely horrible the minute...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,885
Posted By jenh171
I'm thankful for my 2 beautiful daughters, a job...

I'm thankful for my 2 beautiful daughters, a job that allows me to do the hokey pokey at 8am, my health, and spending my life with my soulmate who makes me want to live forever! Thank you, God!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2010, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,041
Posted By jenh171
I appreciate the post, but I just feel the FDA is...

I appreciate the post, but I just feel the FDA is so completely corrupt. I think this recall is a total joke...this homeopathic pill could not be more harmless. Don't forget this is the same group...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,221
Posted By jenh171
did you get shop around? that seems steep! i'm...

did you get shop around? that seems steep! i'm having a cleaning service come Thursday...my first time...a real treat! And my house is small, so it's only $75 to get the whole house done.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,988
Posted By jenh171
creative ideas for leftover Halloween candy

googling around this morning for ideas and came across two good ones....

here is a link to dentists that participate in candy buy back program. you bring your leftover candy to a participating...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,967
Posted By jenh171
this site, dollarstorecrafts.com had really cute...

this site, dollarstorecrafts.com had really cute Halloween ideas. I love that cheese puff container made to look like a Jack O Lantern!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,404
Posted By jenh171
weight the pack n play down with cinderblocks? ;)

weight the pack n play down with cinderblocks? ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,304
Posted By jenh171
Songs Your Day Care Kids L♥ve!

Just looking for some new song ideas! My kids love the songs we listen to, but we're sort of in a rut in listening to the same ones over and over. I'm mainly looking for action songs that will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,202
Posted By jenh171
Smile here are some good ideas... ...

here are some good ideas...
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/songspoems4.html

i couldn't find the days of the week song that goes to the munsters theme on you tube. if anyone could post a link,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,485
Posted By jenh171
Table Manners

Does anyone else have the experience of day care kids eating like pigs? :P It makes me wonder if people teach table manners anymore! All of the kids I care for chomp away with their mouths open. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2010, 07:03 AM
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Views: 5,207
Posted By jenh171
wow. MGT looks great! i love the...

wow. MGT looks great! i love the design/graphics. about how much did MGT cost? i went to the site but i'm too lazy to sign up for an acct. to see the price!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,720
Posted By jenh171
just found this one on ikea...very colorful and...

just found this one on ikea...very colorful and the description says it is child safe. pretty good price too!

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80163253
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,901
Posted By jenh171
very cute and great for practicing name...

very cute and great for practicing name recognition with toddlers!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-23-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,895
Posted By jenh171
I don't know anything about the food program, but...

I don't know anything about the food program, but is it true that I can write off snacks if I do decide to provide them? I was always under the impression that food could not be written off on my...
Forum: Curriculum 08-23-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,187
Posted By jenh171
I don't have a curriculum, but I have always done...

I don't have a curriculum, but I have always done crafts and activities. However, this summer I sort of sketched out a plan for what I am doing this upcoming school year. I am going to have a...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-23-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,895
Posted By jenh171
I'm planning for it to be optional. In my area...

I'm planning for it to be optional. In my area it is normal for the parents to provide all of the snacks, drinks and food. It is really only the child care centers that provide snack.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,219
Posted By jenh171
Bare Feet/Socks in Child Care Home?

I am thinking about starting a new rule in my home in the fall that the kids will take their shoes off at the door and put them in a basket. My home is very small and being that I hardly have any...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-23-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,895
Posted By jenh171
How Much Extra Would You Charge to Provide 2 Snacks a Day?

I care for 5 children in my home, and up until now, the parents have provided all the food, snacks and drinks. I am thinking about starting to provide the 2 snacks a day starting in the fall. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,663
Posted By jenh171
thanks, everyone. I am wondering if anyone...

thanks, everyone. I am wondering if anyone thinks it is a risk to have a baby who is under 6 weeks old in child care and why. Is it because it's a health risk for the baby to be exposed to germs,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,663
Posted By jenh171
Youngest Age You Will Accept an Infant

I'm curious...what is the youngest age you will take an infant into your child care? Also, outside of licensing regulations, do you have personal opinions as to how young is too young? Mainly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,387
Posted By jenh171
thank you for sharing that link & my hat's off to...

thank you for sharing that link & my hat's off to you for being so ecologically conscious. yeah! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,758
Posted By jenh171
congratulations & good luck on monday!

congratulations & good luck on monday!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,860
Posted By jenh171
"Outside the Box" Weekly Preschool Themes

Hi there! I'm planning my curriculum for next year and although I'm doing the run of the mill weekly themes (apples, transportation), I'm trying to come up with some more enriching themes as well. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,239
Posted By jenh171
I've always used overnightprints.com. You can...

I've always used overnightprints.com. You can design your card right there on the site and I like that it saves the design, so it is simple to re-order. plus, there are always good deals and i'm...
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