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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 747
Posted By choirlady76
Advice on What to Do First?

Hi all,

Ok my family and I have made the decision to start at home daycare, and taken your advice, I've looked at my states requirements (New Jersey) I understand if over 3 kids but no more than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,518
Posted By choirlady76
What Are The Pros And Cons of Having A Home Daycare?

Hi all,

What are some of the pros and cons you've experienced with running a home daycare. What do you like best about it? For those who have worked in outside centers, how does running your home...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-11-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,476
Posted By choirlady76
Social Security Tax and Home Daycare

I understand we must file taxes, I've always worked for schools and daycare centers where I've paid Social Security taxes. For a home daycare, how would I go about paying social security taxes?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By choirlady76
Require Families To Commit For A Time Period?

Do you owners require your families to commit to a certain time period? Say 6mos. A year etc.? I've seen in my career at commercial centers/schools where families come for a few weeks and are gone,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,310
Posted By choirlady76
Full-time Babysitting vs. Day Care?

Hi all,

I'm just looking around at ads to get ideas on rates for daycare services in my area and what others are offering. I notice a lot of ads for full-time babysitting, is this the same as in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,442
Posted By choirlady76
Owner's Sick Policy

Hi all,

Do those of you who run daycares have an owner's sick policy? Or what do you do when you get sick? Or other days you might have to close due to snow etc.? Thanks
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,375
Posted By choirlady76
Thank you all very much for your advice! In...

Thank you all very much for your advice!

In regards a contract, should I make this up and what all should it entail?

I am very familiar with parent handbooks but not the contract.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,375
Posted By choirlady76
Starting my own daycare out of my home!

Hi all,

Currently I work at a preschool/daycare center and I've worked at 3 during the course of my career. I have my A.S. in early childhood education.

I'm pondering starting my own daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,539
Posted By choirlady76
All kids have their own blankets and sheets (no...

All kids have their own blankets and sheets (no pillows) and a stuffed animal if they need it. We use cots, which are sanitized after each use. The blankets etc., are stored in individual cubbies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,487
Posted By choirlady76
My advice would be to start with one thing and...

My advice would be to start with one thing and each week or every two weeks, add something else. I'm not sure the ages of your dck's, but Keep in mind that although kids do need free-play, they also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,620
Posted By choirlady76
I've never heard of diluting an infants formula...

I've never heard of diluting an infants formula to ensure more fluids. If this is what a parent is requesting the staff to do, I'd require a doctors note. The formula ratios are a certain way to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,239
Posted By choirlady76
Welcome to the forum!! What you should always do...

Welcome to the forum!! What you should always do if you are out of ratio or the teaching staff is out of ratio, is to report it to the director and/or owner, to always alert them to the shortage. If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,763
Posted By choirlady76
I have my A.S in early childhood education. The...

I have my A.S in early childhood education. The CDA is still widely accepted and often a "atleast requirement" for many centers'. However, lead teacher positions are leaning more and more toward...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,073
Posted By choirlady76
I'm not a doctor but it sounds like severe acid...

I'm not a doctor but it sounds like severe acid reflux. If this child's parents and doctors' can't get to the bottom of it then I'd consider terming for the health of the other children and staff.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,748
Posted By choirlady76
I'm an introvert and work with my aide. However,...

I'm an introvert and work with my aide. However, I have at times worked alone and prefer it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,042
Posted By choirlady76
Definitely!! I understand, we are not...

Definitely!! I understand, we are not babysitters. We are professional caretakers, educators, and teachers. We do a lot more and have a lot more required of us than babysitters!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,475
Posted By choirlady76
Ugh I can sympathize with your struggles! We have...

Ugh I can sympathize with your struggles! We have a dcg that is almost one. When she came to us a few months and her parents and former care takers held her all the time. She's just now being able...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,894
Posted By choirlady76
Sorry you're having g to go through all of this...

Sorry you're having g to go through all of this and that poor girl will not only suffer academically and socially but physically and emotionally too. I'd suggest bringing it up to the parents again...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By choirlady76
At my center, the parents can bring both but the...

At my center, the parents can bring both but the center itself serves jarred.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,935
Posted By choirlady76
It's best to use redirection with one-year-olds,...

It's best to use redirection with one-year-olds, they can't sit in time out nor understand it. So you're doing great with redirecting the child's behavior. Also, I have found if I go to the hurt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,960
Posted By choirlady76
At my school, we write up an observation report. ...

At my school, we write up an observation report. This is for anytime a kid comes to school with any type of mark, we date it, give a description and the teacher, witness and director sign it. This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,977
Posted By choirlady76
Nice! I love the colors and especially the wood...

Nice! I love the colors and especially the wood floors. In your first pic, be sure to put your posters lower at children's eye level. Also for accreditation, make sure your materials are all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,823
Posted By choirlady76
I'd call state, you can do this anonymously. I'd...

I'd call state, you can do this anonymously. I'd seriously consider finding another place to work, your professional career could be at stake in the event state would walk in and are out of ratio or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,729
Posted By choirlady76
Congrats!!!! happyfacehappyfacehappyface

Congrats!!!! happyfacehappyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,226
Posted By choirlady76
I would give it back and explain that he needs to...

I would give it back and explain that he needs to come prepared for school. At my center, we are not permitted to spray things such as hair spray, air freshener etc. due to possible issues such as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,691
Posted By choirlady76
At my center, all of the doors lock...

At my center, all of the doors lock automatically. A staff member has to answer. It's for all of our safety.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,748
Posted By choirlady76
Awesome! Thanks so much, in going to put this up...

Awesome! Thanks so much, in going to put this up on my parents board in my classroom! Play is so vitally important!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,884
Posted By choirlady76
Hahaha!!!

Hahaha!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,716
Posted By choirlady76
Hi! I sent you a friend request :)

Hi! I sent you a friend request :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,716
Posted By choirlady76
Gladly! You have a lovely center and I love the...

Gladly! You have a lovely center and I love the Toddler's Rules of Possession, I'm going to post this in my room. I teach one-year-olds.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,116
Posted By choirlady76
I'm not a fan of piercings. However, there are...

I'm not a fan of piercings. However, there are several one- year-olds and under at my center who have their ears pierced. I've never had any problems and most have just plain gem studs or fake...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,254
Posted By choirlady76
Don't you have other workers at your center? You...

Don't you have other workers at your center? You could shower when they are watching the children.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,254
Posted By choirlady76
I do not feel it's appropriate, I teach preschool...

I do not feel it's appropriate, I teach preschool and we aren't ever permitted to leave our kids unless another teacher is in the room, most especially the infant room. In a split second something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,229
Posted By choirlady76
I hope you have a better day! I've been having a...

I hope you have a better day! I've been having a hectic week too with my students too, I teach one and two-year-olds and one of the girls who is more calm has been really aggressive! I think it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,986
Posted By choirlady76
Oh yes at times on an almost daily basis! I work...

Oh yes at times on an almost daily basis! I work in a preschool/daycare center in a community that has a lot of poverty, crime etc. and our students come from poverty, abusive environments etc. and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,175
Posted By choirlady76
Interesting in regards to the inhalation issues,...

Interesting in regards to the inhalation issues, I use baby powder on occasion and I suffer from asthma, I wonder if it has any affects, I've never had an attack post use, but definitely something to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,087
Posted By choirlady76
Smile Love it!! I'm finding myself becoming addicted to...

Love it!! I'm finding myself becoming addicted to these boards!! This is a great place!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,853
Posted By choirlady76
Could it be possible they cone to your hone since...

Could it be possible they cone to your hone since it involves children from two families.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By choirlady76
Absolutely not out of line, you are doing what is...

Absolutely not out of line, you are doing what is right for your safety and the children. Even when someone from state, Health inspectors or maintenance comes, they must always provide ID. The same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,455
Posted By choirlady76
At my center, we are not allowed to let the kids...

At my center, we are not allowed to let the kids mix up the colors, we use just one color and them another the next time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,087
Posted By choirlady76
I can relate, I just got three more books at...

I can relate, I just got three more books at Bradburns parent teacher store and have two more on order :) They are always having great sales!! Last time I was there, I told them I'd keep them in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,175
Posted By choirlady76
At my center, they don't use anything except...

At my center, they don't use anything except plain unscented wipes unless its approved by the parents and stated on our form, we can't even use Vaseline unless we have permission. If a parent brings...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By choirlady76
Hope you have a wonderful weekend, we...

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, we teachers/providers sure deserve it!! Also, the weather in my area (St. Louis) is going to be mid 70's. Yay!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,087
Posted By choirlady76
Hi my name is miss Jan and I have a book...

Hi my name is miss Jan and I have a book addiction!! I tell ya, everytime I go into a store, especially the dollar store and teacher store I come home with books, children's books, resource books,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By choirlady76
I agree, many centers and home providers take the...

I agree, many centers and home providers take the national holidays!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By choirlady76
Me too, except at my center they are throwing us...

Me too, except at my center they are throwing us teachers an appreciation luncheon, but we are closed! Woot no changing diapers for a few hehe :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,403
Posted By choirlady76
I agree, give yourself a break!!

I agree, give yourself a break!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,403
Posted By choirlady76
My preschool/center is closed Monday, we're open...

My preschool/center is closed Monday, we're open Saturday however. We have alot of parents who work and need our services.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,452
Posted By choirlady76
I am a preschool teacher and as Childcare...

I am a preschool teacher and as Childcare providers, we have an obligation to report any suspected or witnessed abuse, yes even I'd you just suspect. There are hotlines in which abuse and/or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,770
Posted By choirlady76
Exactly! They make these requests to fit their...

Exactly! They make these requests to fit their needs at home. I teach preschool and we have one parent who insists her child not nap and oneday she got really upset with the aid who handles aftercare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,333
Posted By choirlady76
Wow that is alot to ask of one person, and for a...

Wow that is alot to ask of one person, and for a kid to be there that many hours, however there are alot of daycare centers now that are open 24/7, I guess the need is becoming more increasing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,557
Posted By choirlady76
Hi, what is paths to quality provider?

Hi, what is paths to quality provider?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,557
Posted By choirlady76
Am sorry to hear about the drop in attendance for...

Am sorry to hear about the drop in attendance for your daycare kids.. I hope something comes up soon!

Have you ever considered looking into working at a daycare center? there are several in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,434
Posted By choirlady76
Perhaps check the laws in your state in regards...

Perhaps check the laws in your state in regards her having a background check and even if it's not required, if you feel more comfortable (not to imply that she's not good person, but to just have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,689
Posted By choirlady76
It looks great. I love the colors and the...

It looks great. I love the colors and the rearrangement makes it look more spacious. The children will enjoy it too :)
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-06-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,767
Posted By choirlady76
Welcome! I hope everything works out for your...

Welcome! I hope everything works out for your new daycare :)
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-06-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,722
Posted By choirlady76
New!

Hello! I'm a new member. I'm 34 and from Missouri and am currently persuing my degree in Early Childhood Education. It's my hope when I'm finished with my studies to work at a daycare or teach...
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