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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By Meeko
I once had a little girl who was a complete angel...

I once had a little girl who was a complete angel (she's 17 now and we are still in touch). She was as good as gold, obedient and sweet......

......until the day she spilled a drink.

She was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Meeko
I hate to think what carseats look like under a...

I hate to think what carseats look like under a microscope. I've seen some really, really, really scary ones. I won't have them in my house.

Too bulky to store. To disgustingly filthy to be in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 630
Posted By Meeko
Or both!! Rainbow Poo and Puke...

Or both!!

Rainbow Poo and Puke Day.....yep..that'll do it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 630
Posted By Meeko
The day after Halloween should be officially...

The day after Halloween should be officially called
"Pink Puke Day"....just saying....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By Meeko
Most doctors will prescribe something that...

Most doctors will prescribe something that doesn't need 4 x day if the parents asks. Most antibiotics can be given morning and night by the parents, thus eliminating the provider from having to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,247
Posted By Meeko
"Nothing to do with behavior....I'm...

"Nothing to do with behavior....I'm downsizing...I pulled straws...you're it.....bye!! ;);)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Meeko
I gave birth to mine....:D

I gave birth to mine....:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Meeko
I gave birth to mine.....:lol:

I gave birth to mine.....:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By Meeko
My little neighborhood grocery store!

My little neighborhood grocery store!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By Meeko
Couldn't Resist..

This is going up in the daycare entry when I decorate for Halloween this weekend :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By Meeko
Some of my DCM's think THEY need at least two...

Some of my DCM's think THEY need at least two days a week "me time".

I wonder what they would think if I told them I needed that too.......:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By Meeko
I tell parents at interview that late pick up is...

I tell parents at interview that late pick up is a major sin as far as I'm concerned.

My daughter's senior year, she was asked to sing the National Anthem at the Homecoming game.

I told all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By Meeko
Late pick up fees are due...in cash...before drop...

Late pick up fees are due...in cash...before drop off the next morning.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Meeko
First and foremost...you are NOT their employee. ...

First and foremost...you are NOT their employee.

I spent waaay too much time as a "newbie", trying to change and bend and please my clients.

Life got so much better when I learned that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,247
Posted By Meeko
Amen!

Amen!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By Meeko
I post mine on my web site and happily give them...

I post mine on my web site and happily give them over the phone.

I know I would hate it if I saw a car I liked in a car lot and when I called to ask the price, was told "Ah! Come in and talk to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By Meeko
Don't feel guilty. There will always be...

Don't feel guilty.

There will always be parents who somehow feel you should be available 24/7 year round. I've had people cuss me out on the phone when they ask about weekends and I tell them I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,143
Posted By Meeko
likethishappyfacelikethishappyfacelikethishappyfac...

likethishappyfacelikethishappyfacelikethishappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,143
Posted By Meeko
I'm HUGE on manners! "Please", "thank you"...

I'm HUGE on manners!

"Please", "thank you" and "may I?" are strictly enforced.

Table manners are taught from the time they can sit to the table. No yelling at the table, chew with mouths...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,512
Posted By Meeko
So far, I haven't had any problem at all filling...

So far, I haven't had any problem at all filling spots, despite plenty of the free pre-k programs popping up.

During interviews, I have always stressed the "home" part of my business. I want the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By Meeko
I have in my policies that we close if we have no...

I have in my policies that we close if we have no power/water etc. I also include a part that says we have the right to close if we feel the weather/situation is not a safe one.

Without it....I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,704
Posted By Meeko
I offer food. They can take or leave it. Done.

I offer food. They can take or leave it. Done.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By Meeko
Google. If someone types in "daycare in...

Google.

If someone types in "daycare in (this town)"...I am the first thing that pops up with a link to my website.

I ask everyone who calls how they found me. The answer is nearly always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By Meeko
I send a Venmo charge to all my clients on...

I send a Venmo charge to all my clients on Thursday. They must pay before 3PM to ensure it goes into my bank on Friday. Anyone who doesn't pay with Venmo, must pay in cash no later than pick-up on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Meeko
"If they have outgrown nap, they have outgrown my...

"If they have outgrown nap, they have outgrown my daycare. Is this your two weeks notice?"

*Backtrack...backtrack...backtrack....*:lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Meeko
I am a Utah provider. Our background checks are...

I am a Utah provider. Our background checks are run DAILY by computer by the state as we are fingerprinted and FBI checked. Any records change is picked up immediately.

I am not sure how on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By Meeko
Checking up on parents is something I always do...

Checking up on parents is something I always do now.

I found out about the drug traffickers (see above post) that way. I found out one of the DCD's that used to come and hang out was a registered...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By Meeko
I do the same. I once checked out the FB page...

I do the same.
I once checked out the FB page of a parent who seemed nice on the phone. Her FB was full of obscene language and memes, video of her laughing as her son threw up in the bathroom and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,008
Posted By Meeko
Did you terminate care for the mom?

Did you terminate care for the mom?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 918
Posted By Meeko
He is not your client..the mother is. I...

He is not your client..the mother is.

I give reports and photos to clients only.

He is absolutely entitled to see them...and he can get them from the mother. If she is difficult about it, he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 804
Posted By Meeko
Grits. Kinda like wallpaper paste...but less...

Grits. Kinda like wallpaper paste...but less flavorful.....
:lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By Meeko
I once heard the ridiculous idea of "putting...

I once heard the ridiculous idea of "putting something important in the back seat, so you won't forget."

You know...because a baby isn't important enough.....:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By Meeko
Get a Facebook page. Ask friends to share...

Get a Facebook page. Ask friends to share it/like it.

Print business cards (Vistaprint is cheap) and leave them in supermarkets, laundramats, restaurants etc. Anywhere you can think of.

Ask...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By Meeko
I go over this at interview. NO. We want...

I go over this at interview.
NO.

We want to be able to build a relationship with the child. We want them to come to us for comfort, questions etc. That will not happen while Mom is there. Mom...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-17-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,010
Posted By Meeko
Is she licensed? Dogs are allowed here in...

Is she licensed?

Dogs are allowed here in Utah and my own is a huge part of my daycare. Loved by the kids, the parents...and by licensing.

However, there is a list of dog breeds that are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By Meeko
Put bubbles in their mouths??

Put bubbles in their mouths??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By Meeko
Many parents need it spelled out. I would...

Many parents need it spelled out.

I would give out a letter explaining that 5:30 close means everyone is GONE when the clock hits 5:30...not just arriving to get their child and spending another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 62,005
Posted By Meeko
Why..thank you! *bows deeply* :lol::lol::lol:

Why..thank you! *bows deeply* :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 62,005
Posted By Meeko
This post is ancient, but I have read over it a...

This post is ancient, but I have read over it a few times. The title makes me roll my eyes.

There are really only two types of daycare. Licensed/registered or legally unlicensed.

Everything...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Meeko
If you ever get written up on something you...

If you ever get written up on something you disagree with...FIGHT.

I've been a provider for almost 35 years now. I always prided myself on perfect inspections every time.

About 15 years ago, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By Meeko
Crazy Call Day

Calls for daycare always pick up at this time of year. Some just leave me shaking my head.....

"What's your address? I'm coming over now to take a look"
(Uh...no...you're not!)

"If we decide...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By Meeko
I don't do anything other than "neutral". I may...

I don't do anything other than "neutral". I may bake cookies or something with the kids and they can share with whomever they please.

But I got tired of requests for TWO or MORE...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By Meeko
This exactly.

This exactly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,698
Posted By Meeko
I have had similar requests. The answer is...

I have had similar requests.

The answer is always the same. The law states a parent must have access to THEIR child. They have no right to access of other people's children. I tell them that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Meeko
I have two boys that think that yelling is normal...

I have two boys that think that yelling is normal talking. But both of them come from families where they are the youngest of 4-6 kids and live in loud, constant chaos.. I think they have just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Meeko
Hold her hand and insist Mommy take her from you...

Hold her hand and insist Mommy take her from you and holds tight too. Sounds like Mommy needs to be taught good manners too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 983
Posted By Meeko
I also get the "she/he insisted" excuse too. ...

I also get the "she/he insisted" excuse too. Kids who "insist" on the chocolate cup cake in the car and come in COVERED in it....etc etc. Don't ya just love a two year old who "insists" and puts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,043
Posted By Meeko
The cab thing is terrifying! They want you to...

The cab thing is terrifying! They want you to hand over their small child to a complete stranger and just wave goodbye?....on a regular basis??????
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By Meeko
This...a thousand times over. The parents have...

This...a thousand times over. The parents have just made excuses. Make them deal with it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By Meeko
You are required to OFFER snack. You offered...

You are required to OFFER snack.
You offered it. In a designated chair.
He refused.
Done.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By Meeko
Every child and every parent gives Gus a...

Every child and every parent gives Gus a hug/kisses at both drop off and pick up. So does the food program lady and my licensor. He expects it! He goes to the door (or hangs out on the back of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,702
Posted By Meeko
All these parents who expect the exact same...

All these parents who expect the exact same policies at every place :rolleyes::rolleyes:

My kids all take their shoes off and leave them in the entry. I would rather they kept them on, honestly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By Meeko
All my kids are required to nap. No nap = bye!!

All my kids are required to nap. No nap = bye!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By Meeko
I always interview several families for a spot. ...

I always interview several families for a spot. It helps weed out the "RUN!!!" crowd LOL!

I tell them that I will choose which child to take by such & such date. I then message all the ones who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By Meeko
I once had a toddler who was autistic. The only...

I once had a toddler who was autistic. The only way to get any food in him was to let him walk around the room in circles while he ate. He would do this calmly. Trying to get him to sit to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,154
Posted By Meeko
Please do not smash your lego ship over Bobby's...

Please do not smash your lego ship over Bobby's head..

You need the potty again? Well I guess it has been two minutes since you last went...

Sorry, but your Daddy is not in charge here...
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By Meeko
The pictures of her scare me, let alone kids!!!

The pictures of her scare me, let alone kids!!!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-02-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 77,473
Posted By Meeko
I find myself shaking my head at the general...

I find myself shaking my head at the general attitude of
"Why should I follow the contract I signed?" :rolleyes:

It doesn't matter if the daycare provider takes half the year off, or is...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-02-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,641
Posted By Meeko
I would be more concerned that the contract...

I would be more concerned that the contract states that children are given lunch and two SNAKES each day........LOL...sorry...couldn't resist.

The contract doesn't state anything other than the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By Meeko
I used to have the same problem. So now...

I used to have the same problem.

So now when talking to parents, I say "I have you down for 7pm until 7:45 pm. Please be sure to be on time. Interview cannot be extended past 7:45" That way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,119
Posted By Meeko
Don't allow this to continue. She is manipulating...

Don't allow this to continue. She is manipulating you.

You close at a certain time. She knows that. There should be no excuses.

She needs to respect your private time the same as any other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 956
Posted By Meeko
lovethishappyface:hug:lovethishappyface:hug:

lovethishappyface:hug:lovethishappyface:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By Meeko
I let parents know that my program is toddler...

I let parents know that my program is toddler based. Our toys and activities are for toddlers.

We offer a late night sometimes. Pizza, movies, games etc. the kids love it because it's more easy...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 02-12-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By Meeko
This WILL continue and probably get worse unless...

This WILL continue and probably get worse unless you stand up for yourself and your business.

She is NOT your employer and needs to be told so. She is not in charge in YOUR home.

In order to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 928
Posted By Meeko
The problem with charging daily and only for what...

The problem with charging daily and only for what the parents use.....is that you will never know how much money you are going to make in any given week. That makes budgeting very hard.

Let's say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By Meeko
Make the late fees sting their wallet. I used to...

Make the late fees sting their wallet. I used to charge a very small fee and realized that parents were looking at it as an OK to be late without breaking the bank.

I charge steep fees now and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By Meeko
You are too nice:) I would of told him "No...

You are too nice:)

I would of told him "No pay...no stay"

He can go get the cash and come back. Just because mom didn't give him the money doesn't make him helpless.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By Meeko
I taught pre-school at a large center for a few...

I taught pre-school at a large center for a few years about 22 years ago. We had a male student working there too, who was SOOO great with the kids. He got married and he and his wife ran an in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By Meeko
She set you up. Shame on her.

She set you up. Shame on her.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Meeko
In Utah, it is a regulation that parents sign in...

In Utah, it is a regulation that parents sign in and out every single day. It is also a food program reg.

I have a clock right by the sign in area and it is in the contract that in and out time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,003
Posted By Meeko
I cook. I'm on the USDA food program. I am...

I cook. I'm on the USDA food program. I am frugal...buy in bulk etc....so I usually make a profit each month. We are tier one due to the local school and so I receive approximately $1200 a month...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By Meeko
I tell them the truth...that the food program has...

I tell them the truth...that the food program has strict windows of time that meals are to be served, so they can come and inspect during that time.

Any food served outside that time window...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By Meeko
Licensing love my files and have asked me to...

Licensing love my files and have asked me to teach a class, but I don't want to go down that road!

I have used different ways over the years, but now I have a large binder. Lots of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By Meeko
Love, love, love Venmo. One dad paid me while...

Love, love, love Venmo. One dad paid me while sitting on the beach in Bali while gone for a month.....no fees, I get instant notification that a parents has paid and I have always got my money the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,179
Posted By Meeko
We have only one choice. Take it or leave it. ...

We have only one choice. Take it or leave it. Anything else teaches a child to be picky.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-06-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By Meeko
I use Tax Cut from HR Block and do it myself. It...

I use Tax Cut from HR Block and do it myself. It takes time, but it asks questions that are easy to follow. It even asks if you are a daycare and takes care of that side of things.
I also claim...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 659
Posted By Meeko
I only care for age 1 year and older. State regs...

I only care for age 1 year and older. State regs say over one year can sleep on the floor. Each child has their own blanket and they all crash out in the playroom. Littles who won't sleep well on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 659
Posted By Meeko
All 16 of them on the floor in the playroom!

All 16 of them on the floor in the playroom!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,432
Posted By Meeko
I have 14 families. Most gave a small gift and a...

I have 14 families. Most gave a small gift and a card. A couple were very generous indeed.

But the one I treasure most this year is from a sweet single mom. She's been with me for about 18...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By Meeko
Be in charge. You are interviewing THEM to...

Be in charge.

You are interviewing THEM to see if they would be a good fit for your daycare.

They are not interviewing you for a job and they will never be your employers.

Answer their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By Meeko
What and how they do things at home has NOTHING...

What and how they do things at home has NOTHING to do with daycare.

Here, they must be dry and clean for two complete weeks with NO prompting from us to be considered trained.

If they aren't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,119
Posted By Meeko
I too get tired of the "disease" excuse. ...

I too get tired of the "disease" excuse.

You have no choice in getting a disease. Taking illegal drugs always begins with a choice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,494
Posted By Meeko
Nothing. I have the kids help me bake (last...

Nothing.

I have the kids help me bake (last year was apple bread) and each family got a loaf.

I gave up on the kids making gifts because the parents made it miserable.

"Can you make one for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By Meeko
Let Mom know that you refuse to be put in the...

Let Mom know that you refuse to be put in the middle of family disputes. You are paid to take care of the child, not be a mediator. If she doesn't want items to go with grandma...then don't send...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,613
Posted By Meeko
I close at 6pm. At 6:01pm, I add $5. Then a $1...

I close at 6pm. At 6:01pm, I add $5. Then a $1 per minute after that.

I have a digital clock right on the sign in table and it is in my handbook that the sign in and out time is taken ONLY from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 795
Posted By Meeko
I have 16 daycare kids. I just tell parents that...

I have 16 daycare kids. I just tell parents that as I can't go to all the parties, I don't attend any.

I went to one a long time ago at a skating rink. It became very obvious that I was invited...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,758
Posted By Meeko
I think many newbies (including myself 30+ years...

I think many newbies (including myself 30+ years ago) get trapped into thinking that the parents own us and our time. That because they are paying..they get to dictate hours and policies.

When...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By Meeko
I raise my rates regularly, but only for incoming...

I raise my rates regularly, but only for incoming clients.

I have some families paying $30 a week more than others.

I offer clients the same price for life as long as payment is current,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By Meeko
Just tell him that your working situation has...

Just tell him that your working situation has changed (it has...you are no longer comfortable) and you have to let them go. No further explanation is needed.

And you are not terminating for "no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By Meeko
I got tired of the "this year needs to be better...

I got tired of the "this year needs to be better than last year" race and stopped giving a bunch of gifts. I make apple bread or some kind of baked loaf (the kids help) and every child takes one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,473
Posted By Meeko
I put my rates up regularly...but only for...

I put my rates up regularly...but only for incoming clients.

I do a "same price for life" with my clients as long as they follow policy and their account is current, their rate will never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By Meeko
I make it clear to parents that a spot is a spot....

I make it clear to parents that a spot is a spot. It needs to be paid for.

I see no reason whatsoever that I should be the one taking a financial loss in order to make life easier for a client....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By Meeko
All my parents now pay with Venmo. Free for both...

All my parents now pay with Venmo. Free for both of us, no bank information given out and I receive my money the next day. I get an immediate text as soon as they have made the transfer. I can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 881
Posted By Meeko
Parents who ask for a discount are actually...

Parents who ask for a discount are actually saying

"Hey! We decided to have two kids and boy it's expensive! So we want YOU to take a cut in pay to make life easier for US....OK??

NOPE!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,493
Posted By Meeko
I hate seeing posts on FB, with parents gushing...

I hate seeing posts on FB, with parents gushing about their kids..photos etc. They pose as parents of the year and lap up all the "OH, I don't know how you do it, Super Mom!" comments from their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,400
Posted By Meeko
I have and have had children I feel a lot of...

I have and have had children I feel a lot of affection for. I keep in touch with some of my "kids" who now have kids of their own.

I have kids in care right now who I feel great affection for. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,133
Posted By Meeko
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,133
Posted By Meeko
Isn't it great that there are all kinds of...

Isn't it great that there are all kinds of daycare available for your children?

You are free to try and find a place where your children can run wild, damage property at will and never learn to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,133
Posted By Meeko
Your sarcasm is not lost... While having fun...

Your sarcasm is not lost...

While having fun is part of daycare...so is learning manners, learning what is safe behavior, learning to obey rules, preparing to enter kindergarten, learning to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Meeko
We do face paint and have a candy exchange. The...

We do face paint and have a candy exchange. The kids decorate bags and then share out the treats they bring.

I don't allow costumes at all.

Super hero boys just use them as an excuse to kick...
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