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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 16,173
Posted By lmdc
maybe i wasn't looking at the right place on the...

maybe i wasn't looking at the right place on the site you posted, but all i could find was info on how many kids you can watch when you are registered, which i already know...

i'm trying to find...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 16,173
Posted By lmdc
How Many Kids in NY if Unregistered??

does anyone know how many kids you can watch without being registered/licensed in new york (not the city)?

i'm currently registered but just found out last week that we are moving next month, so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,748
Posted By lmdc
Tricycles and Helmets?

just curious what everyone else does...do you make kids where helmets when riding tricycles?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,243
Posted By lmdc
i would just let her know that you've been doing...

i would just let her know that you've been doing some research on other providers policies and are trying to make yours more professional/ etc for if/when you expand your business.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,255
Posted By lmdc
i think used in moderation, they are great and...

i think used in moderation, they are great and actually a necessity...in my day care area, i can't imagine doing craft time or any messy/organized/or running around activity with the older kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2010, 04:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,163
Posted By lmdc
oh, and dolls...the kids LOVE playing with the...

oh, and dolls...the kids LOVE playing with the dolls, and use the stroller and highchair all the time (target has nice ones for $10 each, by the way, although i had to put tape on the stroller to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2010, 04:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,163
Posted By lmdc
toys that the kids (ages 15 months to 3 years)...

toys that the kids (ages 15 months to 3 years) play with daily are the toy kitchen stocked with lots of food, bowls, and small brown paper lunch bags (they come up with so many uses for the bags),...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,591
Posted By lmdc
mom stated she didn't remember exactly what she...

mom stated she didn't remember exactly what she said...how convenient, right? =)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,591
Posted By lmdc
so the mom called after the appt saying that,...

so the mom called after the appt saying that, one, dcb had an ear infection, and two, the dad was going to keep him the rest of the afternoon...during a pretty uncomfortable conversation, mom made...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,591
Posted By lmdc
thanks for the validation...a part of me feels...

thanks for the validation...a part of me feels like i should have thought to clarfy that he wouldn't be coming back afterwards (and believe me, from now i will) but she was very specific when she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2010, 04:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,591
Posted By lmdc
Parents Drive Me Nuts...

so just need to vent...

my dcb's parents told me at pick up yesterday that he would only be here until 1030am today because he had a dr's appt. i only watch one other little boy full time during...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,527
Posted By lmdc
well, he's still sleeping right now and i've...

well, he's still sleeping right now and i've decided that i'm going to wait until he's up so i can really hear what's going on with the cough before i make my decision...mom just called and wasn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2010, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,527
Posted By lmdc
To Keep or Send Home...

so i sent my 14 month old dc boy home last thursday with a temp of 101.7. needless to say he stayed home on friday, and mom says they took him to dr and nothing was wrong. they kept him home on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,965
Posted By lmdc
Planning DR Visits/Maternity Leave During Pregnancy

my hubby and i just found out we are expecting our second child next september...yay! any advice on how other people have worked out drs appts and any time off when the baby comes would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,400
Posted By lmdc
a few of our favorites include: home made...

a few of our favorites include:

home made mac and cheese with spinach and fresh tomatoes...just make a little extra cheese sauce and stir in cooked spinach before tossing with pasta, and then add...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,185
Posted By lmdc
Potty Training Advice Needed =)

hi =) two concerns :eek:regarding potty training at dc...my 2 1/2 yr old dc boy is starting potty training...at home, his mom says he does well and tells her when he has to go, and has done this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,953
Posted By lmdc
wow...that poor little girl! i would continue to...

wow...that poor little girl! i would continue to do some research and see what the treatment options are...should the mother be referring her to some type of therapist or getting her some type of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,982
Posted By lmdc
Any Potty Training Tips for a Newbie

hi, all

my 2 1/2 year old day care kiddo (a boy) has been diaper free consistently at home for 2 weeks, which is my policy before starting it at dc. he's been out sick this past week, so i'm not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2009, 03:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,647
Posted By lmdc
thanks! i like the idea of the flat $10 a day...

thanks! i like the idea of the flat $10 a day for snow days, school closings, etc...nice and simple. i currently don't have anything written in my policies (i'm still kind of a newbie and haven't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,647
Posted By lmdc
by saying you charge the same, do you mean that...

by saying you charge the same, do you mean that you don't charge extra for snow days, school closings and just consider it included in the regular weekly fee?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,647
Posted By lmdc
Snow Days and School Closings

hi =) just curious how everyone charges (or if you charge extra) for snow days/school closings/half days, etc for school aged kids...

thanks in advance!
Forum: Curriculum 10-20-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,878
Posted By lmdc
Tips for Curriculum Development

hi, all =)

as I've mentioned before, I am relatively new to the day care biz, and was wondering if anyone had any tips for developing a curriculum? I have mixed ages ranging from 10 months to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,775
Posted By lmdc
that's too funny =) here's another one for...

that's too funny =)

here's another one for you...

this afternoon my 5 year old and 3 year old dc kiddos were sitting at the table coloring. the 3 year old (who has been having 'potty' issues)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2009, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,120
Posted By lmdc
Playing Outside in the Winter?

i just started providing day care this past summer, so have not gone through a winter yet with the kiddos...i currently have 3 kids, a 15 month old, a 9 month old, and an almost 3 year old (plus 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,025
Posted By lmdc
thanks for the ideas everyone! keep them...

thanks for the ideas everyone! keep them coming...

i also have an almost 3 year old, a 16 month old and a 9 month old, so it makes it difficult to do certain things with the older kids that are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,025
Posted By lmdc
Activities for School Age Kids

any suggestions for activities for school aged children? i'm specifically looking for ideas for 1/2 days, vacations/school closing...

thanks!