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Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-02-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By SignMeUp
Hi Josiegirl! My sponsor subtly let us know...

Hi Josiegirl!

My sponsor subtly let us know that there would be no paper forms mailed by giving us this list of how to print our own:

Log into your KidKare account
Select "Reports" from the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,839
Posted By SignMeUp
They always go through drawers and closets here...

They always go through drawers and closets here to be sure things that should be locked up are. It just doesn't make sense in non-care areas where those items are already locked away from care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,839
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MN here too, and they check every room every...

MN here too, and they check every room every time, whether a child care area or not.
In non-care areas they specifically look at electric outlets to be sure they aren't overloaded. I have also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,997
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A little off topic, but I have heard that...

A little off topic, but I have heard that sleeping in a rock n play may cause torticollis.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,074
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https://www.diapers.com/p/lifefactory-teether-sky-...

https://www.diapers.com/p/lifefactory-teether-sky-spring-green-2-198745?site=CA&sku=JT-056&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc_D&utm_campaign=GooglePLA&utm_content=pla&ca_sku=JT-056&ca_gpa=pla&ca_kw=&cvo...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,475
Posted By SignMeUp
http://tomcopelandblog.com/2016-2017-food-program-...

http://tomcopelandblog.com/2016-2017-food-program-reimbursement-rates-announced
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,923
Posted By SignMeUp
My memory of mumps is that you can contract it on...

My memory of mumps is that you can contract it on one side, and then on the other. This happened to all of my siblings, but somehow I escaped it all.
I would be on the alert for any child who is...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-27-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,381
Posted By SignMeUp
Invite please? Can't see the join button.

Invite please? Can't see the join button.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,240
Posted By SignMeUp
Ha, I highlight the sign-out area once it is...

Ha, I highlight the sign-out area once it is closing time and I can see how much it embarrasses the late parent.
The funny thing to me - he is the only one who comes late so no one else sees it, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,430
Posted By SignMeUp
Thanks! My device would not copy and paste.

Thanks! My device would not copy and paste.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,430
Posted By SignMeUp
The last two sentences of the article is where...

The last two sentences of the article is where some discussion needs to begin. Well, the second to the last in particular. It is an attitude that permeates the perceptions of legislators and many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,283
Posted By SignMeUp
Not offensive? Positive discussion without...

Not offensive? Positive discussion without attacks?

You may need help seeing your opening statement from a provider's point of view.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,283
Posted By SignMeUp
Privacy is violated. They just sign to agree to...

Privacy is violated. They just sign to agree to such violation.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,109
Posted By SignMeUp
In MN I believe our own children age 13 and up...

In MN I believe our own children age 13 and up must sign for a background check. It's been like that for many many years. No fingerprints so far though.

I had to have my father sign one two days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,802
Posted By SignMeUp
I think it's saying that there is really a...

I think it's saying that there is really a PROBLEM but the woman wants to handle it only by venting/being listened to, instead of addressing the for-real problem.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,315
Posted By SignMeUp
My first aid kit is first rate. Every thing you...

My first aid kit is first rate. Every thing you can imagine for kids or adults. When I camp with friends, they bow to my kit :D
My license person gets irritated with all the stuff and would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By SignMeUp
All the usual, pacifiers, extra multiple pairs of...

All the usual, pacifiers, extra multiple pairs of "cute" shoes, rigid plastic bibs, toys, huge-mongous blankets.

But the one that took the cake for me: a bowl potty for me to hold their 5 month...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,521
Posted By SignMeUp
How do you do food program if kids bring their...

How do you do food program if kids bring their own food?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,953
Posted By SignMeUp
If you are required to have a non-permeable...

If you are required to have a non-permeable barrier on top of the bleachable changing pad, you could buy vinyl table cloths and cut them to size. They could go in a diaper pail/covered garbage can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,846
Posted By SignMeUp
Most of my parents pay from a flex-pay account. ...

Most of my parents pay from a flex-pay account. Ever since I put my EIN # on my receipts, no parent has asked me to sign anything - my receipt with date, parent names, child names, $ amount, time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,792
Posted By SignMeUp
I agree with much of what previous posters have...

I agree with much of what previous posters have said. Find your own words to let grandma know that ALL of this is normal - the switching allegiances, the transition time difficulties, the emotions. ...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 01-16-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,289
Posted By SignMeUp
When it's snowing during the day, I shovel when...

When it's snowing during the day, I shovel when my kids are outside. Then I leave a shovel and a container of ice-melt where parents can access it :)

Some of my newer parents have done some...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-16-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,475
Posted By SignMeUp
I've never understood how/why it varies...

I've never understood how/why it varies :confused:

If you follow the link in my post above, you can also comment on the proposed changes: there is a blue link in the text, near the bottom.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,158
Posted By SignMeUp
I had a wonderful child who was a chewer :lol: ...

I had a wonderful child who was a chewer :lol:
This tip came from a class I attended and it worked wonders for him. It's supposed to give "as much sensory input as eating a bowl of popcorn",...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,792
Posted By SignMeUp
Keep the transition time short. It's less of a...

Keep the transition time short. It's less of a 'big deal' if it doesn't take up much time :)
Small children have tantrums about any number of things. Our job is not to feed the tantrum, but to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,462
Posted By SignMeUp
I think I'd start by having mom deal with the...

I think I'd start by having mom deal with the "coming-in" part. No reason that should be part of your day, KWIM? Jacket is removed just before he comes in, shoes just after.
I'd hope that mom...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-15-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,475
Posted By SignMeUp
Have never heard any of that in the north-middle...

Have never heard any of that in the north-middle of the U.S.
However,
We can't serve p.b. for lunch without an additional protein.
We can't serve homemade mac & cheese without an additional...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,813
Posted By SignMeUp
I lovethis sock mittens. And sleeve mittens (you...

I lovethis sock mittens. And sleeve mittens (you just pull coat sleeves over hands - happens on chilly days in the fall usually).

And I got scolded when my child was little all the time :lol:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,641
Posted By SignMeUp
It's the dregs of winter:o

It's the dregs of winter:o
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-12-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,612
Posted By SignMeUp
http://www.tomcopelandblog.com/2014/12/2015-standa...

http://www.tomcopelandblog.com/2014/12/2015-standard-mileage-rate-announced.html
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,441
Posted By SignMeUp
Me either. My license is posted on my door, but...

Me either. My license is posted on my door, but no one ever looks. I always flip through all of the things we are required to post when parents interview, but to my knowledge, those things become...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,441
Posted By SignMeUp
I have heard speculation at meetings that...

I have heard speculation at meetings that included both FCC and center staff, that maybe it's because babies don't all sleep soundly at centers, because they are either in the same room as the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,441
Posted By SignMeUp
Regarding only sleep deaths, the SID Center here...

Regarding only sleep deaths, the SID Center here says that about 20% of deaths occur in child care. No one seems to know why more seem to have occurred in home daycare than centers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,441
Posted By SignMeUp
One of the infants who died in 2012, died of an...

One of the infants who died in 2012, died of an undetected rare heart problem. Apparently the provider was still cited for unsafe sleep practices though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,441
Posted By SignMeUp
We were told that during the timeframe of the...

We were told that during the timeframe of the 80-some deaths in child care, that there were 350-400 (don't recall the exact number) 'unsafe sleep' deaths at home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,315
Posted By SignMeUp
I have no clue what you should use, but just an...

I have no clue what you should use, but just an observation from my limited experience: A toddler who used to come to my childcare burned the entire palm of his hand, and parts of his fingers, on a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,767
Posted By SignMeUp
I believe Tom Copeland has a book/cd with forms.

I believe Tom Copeland has a book/cd with forms.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,372
Posted By SignMeUp
Oh yeah. I mean, if it's my license or your...

Oh yeah. I mean, if it's my license or your child care in jeopardy, guess what wins? I gave her a date.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,372
Posted By SignMeUp
I don't know why. It's ridiculous. She gives...

I don't know why. It's ridiculous.
She gives me the blank stare, but it comes off as just looking non-intelligent :p
Hoping that isn't how mine looks:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,310
Posted By SignMeUp
Our Food Program says that we must provide the...

Our Food Program says that we must provide the food (except breast milk for infants) and that it is discrimination if we do not offer the FP to families of infants. So if you are on the FP, be sure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,372
Posted By SignMeUp
Dcmgb

So, my DCMGB (day care mom gone bad) needs to sign a couple of required forms today. So does her husband, who I rarely see.

She signs them, no problem. I told her her husband needs to sign one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,677
Posted By SignMeUp
What if you used only the mattress, so it would...

What if you used only the mattress, so it would be low, and then looped the canopy fabric up/around so that it's inviting and pretty, but not reachable? And if you wanted some fabric component to be...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 01-07-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,315
Posted By SignMeUp
Mine are both part of my contract; I don't have a...

Mine are both part of my contract; I don't have a separate form. It says something like this:

Deposit portion:
The last two weeks fees are due upon signing of this contract. No space is held...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 01-07-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,315
Posted By SignMeUp
Mine are both part of my contract. It says...

Mine are both part of my contract. It says something like this:

Deposit portion:
The last two weeks fees are due upon signing of this contract. No space is held without payment.

Holding fee...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,478
Posted By SignMeUp
I think it's super-hard when it hits us hard...

I think it's super-hard when it hits us hard emotionally. I struggled with including "We Shall Overcome" in our songs, because I cried every time I sang it. Last year was the first time I could do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,478
Posted By SignMeUp
likethis I agree. A bit off the original...

likethis
I agree. A bit off the original topic, but I have had several periods of time when my child care children could not avoid the subject of death. One child's cousin died, and that child was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,634
Posted By SignMeUp
I keep wondering if licensing will outlaw...

I keep wondering if licensing will outlaw homemade playdough, because of the salt content :cool: Salt is considered a poison here. But I'm not asking them:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,785
Posted By SignMeUp
I'm only open four days also, and miss some...

I'm only open four days also, and miss some holidays because of that. (lately, July 4th) If I decide I really want a day off around a holiday, I just take it off paid, as one of my personal days. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,529
Posted By SignMeUp
Oh. Duh. :lol: I guess I just don't relate...

Oh. Duh. :lol:
I guess I just don't relate it to onesies :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,529
Posted By SignMeUp
I'm still trying to figure out what "**** stars"...

I'm still trying to figure out what "**** stars" means :lol::confused::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,718
Posted By SignMeUp
I started doing a graduated fee scale in the...

I started doing a graduated fee scale in the early 2000s and would never go back.
When I do interviews, it's easy to stress that they have more control over their fees :) It's all positive :)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,735
Posted By SignMeUp
I'm writing curriculum today for the next few...

I'm writing curriculum today for the next few months. I was planning a series of animal themes for my animal-crazy preschoolers, so now I'm all inspired too :)
And steal away :) When people ask me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,735
Posted By SignMeUp
The year that we had penguins in our winter...

The year that we had penguins in our winter curriculum, the preschoolers cut out tagboard shoe covers to look like webbed feet. They did all penguin songs and games wearing them - so funny :lol:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Hi.
Views: 1,849
Posted By SignMeUp
I did, and I hardly know you :)

I did, and I hardly know you :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,950
Posted By SignMeUp
I felt bad that I couldn't 'make it' work out. ...

I felt bad that I couldn't 'make it' work out.
But I wouldn't have re-made the decision.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,352
Posted By SignMeUp
When I have kids who I'm needing to 'clamp down...

When I have kids who I'm needing to 'clamp down on' some behaviors, I try to give them simple choices in other areas so that they feel like they have some power.
Do you want the red cup or the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,263
Posted By SignMeUp
Maybe she'll try to wheel and deal again, and you...

Maybe she'll try to wheel and deal again, and you can get firm then.
Sometimes I have to set my words in my head, almost to the exact word.
Practice :lol: When you want to speak, just STOP. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,106
Posted By SignMeUp
What I've tried to do over the (long loong...

What I've tried to do over the (long loong looong) years :lol: is to have my policies and financial arrangements match up with my feelings and beliefs.
After that, parents make their choices, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,778
Posted By SignMeUp
I think it means that as soon as you are late,...

I think it means that as soon as you are late, the fee is $X.oo (the minimum). Then add on $1 per minute until the parent comes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,106
Posted By SignMeUp
I know, isn't it weird though? I don't begrudge...

I know, isn't it weird though? I don't begrudge parents of young children some 'me' time, but sometimes I'm not sure when it isn't 'me' time.

Or the times when parents shop without their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,516
Posted By SignMeUp
"Provider can terminate at will." :lol: :lol: ...

"Provider can terminate at will." :lol: :lol: :lol:

Really, just kidding :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,015
Posted By SignMeUp
All of my regulars are here, except my babies. ...

All of my regulars are here, except my babies. One K sibling is here for the day - I had him from birth till school started. Right now he is reading The Bear Snores On to the younger kids:) I feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 262,213
Posted By SignMeUp
I know, right? :lol: P-Mom is the gift that...

I know, right? :lol:
P-Mom is the gift that keeps that keeps on giving:cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 262,213
Posted By SignMeUp
Surprise! P-Mom is on vacation in the tropics...

Surprise! P-Mom is on vacation in the tropics this week. Child was brought by grandparent. There were no authorizations signed for alternative pick-up people. They brought me a Christmas gift, a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,096
Posted By SignMeUp
I think my families are actually happy with my...

I think my families are actually happy with my policy. It seems like some of them are on the lookout for 'unfair' and the way I do it, it's always fair :ouch:

I don't think any of them bad-mouth...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,973
Posted By SignMeUp
We usually have a little send-off party on the...

We usually have a little send-off party on the child's last day, but given the illness, I would let that go.
I'd send them a card thanking them for choosing you to care for their children, a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,307
Posted By SignMeUp
I've never felt a need for a written schedule,...

I've never felt a need for a written schedule, but here's what I do:

Daily: Keep all messes cleaned up as they happen or as soon as possible (nap time) Disinfect tables and chair arms/backs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,236
Posted By SignMeUp
I think there's something in Minute Menu, if you...

I think there's something in Minute Menu, if you have that already. I've never looked at it though.
Since I see each of my families twice per day, we talk then. Plus I let the kids tell about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,496
Posted By SignMeUp
Sure, why wouldn't you have water in the sensory...

Sure, why wouldn't you have water in the sensory table? It's not just based on his needs/desires :) Observation without pressure sounds like a plan to me.
As to washing, I would still back off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,496
Posted By SignMeUp
If it's truly a phobia, it's beyond my scope of...

If it's truly a phobia, it's beyond my scope of knowledge. But here's what I'd try:
Don't "ask" him to wash. Simply take him to the sink, and take his hands in yours, talking him through the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,096
Posted By SignMeUp
"I will be closed on the holidays listed below. ...

"I will be closed on the holidays listed below. Payment is required for these holidays when they fall on your regularly scheduled days, or on the adjacent weekend."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,826
Posted By SignMeUp
likethis Ha!

likethis Ha!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,494
Posted By SignMeUp
I can't imagine charging for that, as nice as it...

I can't imagine charging for that, as nice as it would be! I don't really see child care moving to the 'airline mode', charging for so-called 'extras' like luggage & fuel, though it has long been my...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-22-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,239
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Receipts for separated parents

I have a family that split up recently, and they would like separate receipts and separate annual totals beginning in 2015.

Is there any downside to this for me? I can't think of any.

For...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,445
Posted By SignMeUp
I know what my licensor would say about having a...

I know what my licensor would say about having a phone in the crib.
Nothing, absolutely nothing except a clean, dry, unattached pacifier is to be in the crib with the baby. On a clean, dry sheet...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-20-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 81,641
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Then, conversely, you cannot force a child to...

Then, conversely, you cannot force a child to sleep at nap time if they are not tired. Why would they go to sleep at nap time if they are not tired??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,547
Posted By SignMeUp
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,380
Posted By SignMeUp
From the children I've known with asthma, it...

From the children I've known with asthma, it could be asthma.
BUT it would be uncontrolled asthma, in which case the child should not be in care until it is under control.
Asthma can be deadly,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,869
Posted By SignMeUp
Answers are in purple :)

Answers are in purple :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,675
Posted By SignMeUp
I'm so sorry :(

I'm so sorry :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,655
Posted By SignMeUp
We are required to serve milk at breakfast and...

We are required to serve milk at breakfast and lunch. If we do not serve a liquid as a snack component, we are required to serve water. That's all FP requirements.
Licensing requires that we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,226
Posted By SignMeUp
Any of my infant toys that are washable just go...

Any of my infant toys that are washable just go in hot soapy water in the kitchen sink with the dishes. I've never felt the need to bleach them every day, since I don't bleach their dishes. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2014, 10:51 AM
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Thank you, AuntTami. I'd never heard "My Name is...

Thank you, AuntTami. I'd never heard "My Name is Christmas Carol" before. Another sad/happy song :lol: And I have a Christmas song name too, funny enough.

My favorite Christmas song since I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2014, 10:34 AM
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Oh, it was so hard. It's been a lot of years,...

Oh, it was so hard. It's been a lot of years, but you know, it comes back at times. I think it's good to reflect and cry sometimes, but I'm probably a nut for that :lol: Please don't feel badly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2014, 10:08 AM
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I already know what it is. And even though that...

I already know what it is. And even though that is about the sappiest movie ever, I still watch it and cry. My mom died at Christmas.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2014, 10:01 AM
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My children do mostly open-ended art projects,...

My children do mostly open-ended art projects, using materials that get rotated in and out every so often. They decide what they're making, how to make it, etc. Markers of varying types, glue, glue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2014, 11:04 AM
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Views: 2,590
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Anything that you have, that she does not, will...

Anything that you have, that she does not, will show. Smart parents get a good feel for the person and the child care during interviews. Hopefully she didn't steal your personality :lol: :p :o...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2014, 10:45 AM
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Views: 3,707
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I have a child who began here at age three. He...

I have a child who began here at age three. He did not even lift a foot to put into the shoe - mom had to do it all. Or an arm into a sleeve - he did not push, she had to 'fish' it through like a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2014, 10:38 AM
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Views: 2,590
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I'm sorry that you are hurt. But let me tell you...

I'm sorry that you are hurt. But let me tell you how I started out in childcare. I did not want to leave my secure job, where I'd worked for over a decade. But I did want to do child care :) So I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,345
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I guess I'm pretty much a dinosaur, and will now...

I guess I'm pretty much a dinosaur, and will now date myself further :lol:

Before onesies, infant t-shirts came with lap shoulders, for the same reason :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,114
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I've come to the conclusion that no one reads...

I've come to the conclusion that no one reads anymore, except on small hand-held technological units :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,163
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I wonder if the problem providers have with this...

I wonder if the problem providers have with this dates back to pre-cell phone era issues.
I remember when I'd call a parent at work because their child was sick, and find out that they never went...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,146
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So nice :) When my child was in school, I...

So nice :)
When my child was in school, I volunteered there a half day each week. Once as I walked through the hallway, two teachers that I didn't know came up to me and asked if a particular...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,114
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Ohhh myyy. It's sooo complicated :cool: I...

Ohhh myyy. It's sooo complicated :cool:

I have had two or three moms in the past few years who couldn't figure out if they should ring the upstairs or downstairs doorbell, when the door was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,146
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Some of what you said addresses what I believe...

Some of what you said addresses what I believe happens here too. Preschoolers understand, when they look at the toddlers, that not long ago that behavior ('scribbling', not understanding how to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,146
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I get it :) One of the things parents commonly...

I get it :) One of the things parents commonly tell me is that my setting provides the best parts of home and preschool :) Quite similar :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,578
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I made a super-simple excel document to put my...

I made a super-simple excel document to put my ideas in order.
I print out a blank doc or two, then write in any holidays that need specific curriculum.

Next I fill in the remaining weeks as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,023
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I just don't editorialize about Santa; he is a...

I just don't editorialize about Santa; he is a character in a book. Just like Knuffle Bunny, or a hungry caterpillar. I don't tell kids I believe or don't believe in any other characters :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,146
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But! Part of the joy of having part-timers is the...

But! Part of the joy of having part-timers is the extra pay. I find that it does cost somewhat more, per child, to have part-timers, but I charge a bit beyond that, because they also come with some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,512
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It sounds like fun:) I like the brilliance of...

It sounds like fun:) I like the brilliance of having them pay for their own gift :lol:
I wondered about licensing allowing it too, after reading of some states where you can only have children...
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