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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2018, 11:07 AM
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Posted By Play Care
4 1/2 year old boy who thinks he shouldn't have...

4 1/2 year old boy who thinks he shouldn't have to do anything he doesn't want to do.

A 2 yo who hardly napped.

Same family and I'm not keeping them past this summer.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By Play Care
I had nearly this exact thing happen and I didn't...

I had nearly this exact thing happen and I didn't do the courtesy email. :ouch:This came back to bite me hard down the road. Send the reminder as the other poster said and give a firm deadline. Then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4,485
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Play Care
In a similar vein, we live in upstate NY. This...

In a similar vein, we live in upstate NY. This time of year can be wild, one day 80, the next in the 50's. Please don't allow your child to wear shorts and t's on those days just because "it was 80...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 393
Posted By Play Care
This. I rarely have teachers now who don't use...

This. I rarely have teachers now who don't use some part of the summer. Most have other jobs, teach summer school, or have curriculum planning days and need day care.
But one of the best things I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By Play Care
Yikes! That would make me want to term. I am...

Yikes! That would make me want to term. I am clear that they are NOT to bother my neighbors in any way, shape, or form. And that mom doesn't seem to care/stop it just smacks of blatant disrespect....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By Play Care
This! I opened this thread thinking it would...

This!
I opened this thread thinking it would be about an infant/young toddler (my current issue:ouch: ). At 3 I would be cutting that crap out. He's old enough to be told to knock it off. And his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4,485
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Play Care
My one 2 yo dcg is drop in while mom is on MAT...

My one 2 yo dcg is drop in while mom is on MAT leave. I LOVE this family, But holy heck today was TERRIBLE. Tantrum after tantrum, crying, whining, etc. If another child came near her it was "No no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 442
Posted By Play Care
I remember you telling of your first experience...

I remember you telling of your first experience and it was so awful it's stayed with me :eek::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 442
Posted By Play Care
Have they *ever* participated though? I do think...

Have they *ever* participated though? I do think a lot of providers tend to be suspicious about yet another person overseeing their business that they don't sign on. I think most providers have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 442
Posted By Play Care
Yes, it's not one or the other. You do both. ...

Yes, it's not one or the other. You do both.

I was a Tier 1 provider for the last 5 years and recently got bumped to Tier 2. Truthfully I am debating staying on, as I've had some minor issues...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 350
Posted By Play Care
No, just at meals must it be offered. The Food...

No, just at meals must it be offered. The Food program (at least in my State) encourages water for snack.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 350
Posted By Play Care
I seem to recall being told by my sponsoring...

I seem to recall being told by my sponsoring agency that if they come to observe a meal and anything other than milk is on the table, they won't credit it. Are they just not interpreting the rule...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4,485
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Play Care
4 yo DCB is working my last nerve. If the other...

4 yo DCB is working my last nerve. If the other kids stop playing with him (because he's being bossy or whiny) he looks to me to entertain him. When I won't (because I am not about to rescue him from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By Play Care
When ever I have to call for pick up, I make sure...

When ever I have to call for pick up, I make sure to say right away "I will see Timmy the day after tomorrow *if* he is feeling better!" This way they know up front what the deal is. ;)
If they do...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-08-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,395
Posted By Play Care
No this is not normal and I would move my child...

No this is not normal and I would move my child ASAP.

Also, while racism is very much alive and well and the stats do back up black children (and boys especially) get the short shrift in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 715
Posted By Play Care
If I were to get a divorce, I would insist on...

If I were to get a divorce, I would insist on selling the home and splitting any profit. That money would be used to purchase a smaller home with little yard (less maintenance costs) One of the main...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,714
Posted By Play Care
Now what are you making tonight? I need some...

Now what are you making tonight? I need some inspiration! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,714
Posted By Play Care
Every job has its perks. I wouldn't even give it...

Every job has its perks. I wouldn't even give it a second thought.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 841
Posted By Play Care
Wait! They were with you less than a year and...

Wait! They were with you less than a year and there's drama because her dd is soooooo attached to yours?

The award for best actress in a drama goes to...

Day care mom!!!! :lol::lol:

I agree...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-03-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By Play Care
What did they say the issue was that they...

What did they say the issue was that they couldn't get him and forgot to call? Are you happy with the care and communication otherwise? All that would weigh heavily in how I felt. If your child had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Play Care
I would term and not look back. I tell...

I would term and not look back.

I tell parents very bluntly during the interview period that any infractions to the contract will result in me not offering them the spot permanently. So no late...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 03:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 841
Posted By Play Care
Yep. And this is why I started sending my...

Yep.

And this is why I started sending my own kids to preschool, camps, lessons, and even play dates, etc. during day care. Parents truly start thinking your kids/family is part of the "package"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 338
Posted By Play Care
I LOVE when I have the 2-4 1/2 age range. Any...

I LOVE when I have the 2-4 1/2 age range. Any younger or older and it's chaos. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4,485
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,692
Posted By Play Care
My almost 2 yo dcg has never been the best...

My almost 2 yo dcg has never been the best napper. She was in isolation, lol, until recently. She always wakes way before everyone else and starts chatting, singing, etc. I've tried the firm "shh!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By Play Care
I usually know within a couple of days.:o

I usually know within a couple of days.:o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 648
Posted By Play Care
Me either, so I've got some hungry kids. :(

Me either, so I've got some hungry kids. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 648
Posted By Play Care
My one DCM did this with her now 2 yo. She is the...

My one DCM did this with her now 2 yo. She is the BEST eater in my bunch. Baby led weaning with NO purees, cereals, etc. But, she completely understood why I wasn't comfortable with certain foods and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By Play Care
I haven't watched that one. But I did watch an...

I haven't watched that one. But I did watch an investigative special years ago which also warned of the dangers of SBS diagnosis. It's been shown that common childhood falls *can* cause injuries...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 455
Posted By Play Care
I had snot trails on my couch yesterday. Not from...

I had snot trails on my couch yesterday. Not from sitting on it, but the 1 yo would rest her head on the cushion before I could get her nose. I have turned my couches and chairs towards the walls...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 488
Posted By Play Care
I was going to ask how the stakes worked. Having...

I was going to ask how the stakes worked. Having the same issue and it's annoying. A provider I know in my area had her DH line their whole driveway with stakes, and I'm considering it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By Play Care
Does your contract say anything about FT trumping...

Does your contract say anything about FT trumping PT?
If so you could use that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 557
Posted By Play Care
Pretty much everything that Blackcat said. ...

Pretty much everything that Blackcat said.

And even the ones I like, I'm ready to see the back of them come time for Kindergarten:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Play Care
I agree. I also don't ask the parents to problem...

I agree. I also don't ask the parents to problem solve issues at my home (unless it's aggression and then its only because I don't want them to be shocked when I kick them out of day care) I find...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 03:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By Play Care
Because it's attention. They call it the...

Because it's attention.
They call it the "effing 4's" for a reason. :eek::ouch::o

For pick ups, I would do bye bye outside. Have the parents text when they pull in, you get her ready and hand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By Play Care
The wear and tear on my home. Hands down.

The wear and tear on my home. Hands down.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By Play Care
Yeah, I wouldn't even care. I find it tiresome...

Yeah, I wouldn't even care. I find it tiresome when people who don't know the child assume they know what the child needs. I get it, whining is irritating and hard to listen to, but let's not teach...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,939
Posted By Play Care
This is true, although when I've replaced...

This is true, although when I've replaced families the new ones are usually much better. Mostly because I tell them in the interview the reason I have an opening is due to terming a family who didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By Play Care
Also key. If they are not doing it with milk or...

Also key. If they are not doing it with milk or juice then you know what the problem is...:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By Play Care
I have a 1 year old spitter now. Drinks are only...

I have a 1 year old spitter now. Drinks are only in the high/booster chair and only very small amounts at a time (a tablespoon or so) so there's no soaking. I also have no problem saying "No" to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4,485
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,692
Posted By Play Care
I just received notice that I'm being bumped back...

I just received notice that I'm being bumped back to tier 2 after being on tier 1 for 5 years. Five years ago I had been seriously reconsidering the FP because I hate paper work and the $60 or $70 a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Play Care
That said, I agree with this. Plans change, jobs...

That said, I agree with this. Plans change, jobs change. Clients don't "deserve" anything other than contractually required notice, IMO. If that's a month or two weeks then that's what they agreed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Play Care
This. I plan on closing before the Fall as...

This.

I plan on closing before the Fall as well. I haven't said a word to my clients.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By Play Care
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,939
Posted By Play Care
Did she wind up going to jail?:eek:

Did she wind up going to jail?:eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,660
Posted By Play Care
This is exactly why my 3 yo dcb is having such a...

This is exactly why my 3 yo dcb is having such a hard time.
Because when he cries and whines here, nothing good happens. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,939
Posted By Play Care
Yes. It didn't go well, but at the end of the day...

Yes. It didn't go well, but at the end of the day it was for the best. Because of that term, I now do terms in writing, outside of day care if possible (so mailing it a week or so after they leave...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,006
Posted By Play Care
I'm wondering if this is the real issue as well....

I'm wondering if this is the real issue as well. :confused::ouch:
When a parent tells me their future plans, I always follow up with an email reiterating what they told me and what it may mean for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,006
Posted By Play Care
I think you can play this two ways. ;) If...

I think you can play this two ways. ;)

If you like the family and don't mind doing before/after you can always say "DCM, I am firming up my plans for the Fall, just making sure that things are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By Play Care
:hug::hug: No matter how "bad" the term...

:hug::hug:

No matter how "bad" the term went, you are done. happyface
And come Monday when you will realize the full extent of just how bad/stressful it was, you will feel WONDERFUL to have it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 422
Posted By Play Care
Just put a request in at our library for a lot of...

Just put a request in at our library for a lot of the titles :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4,485
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,692
Posted By Play Care
I told him no "pad" for nap because he kept...

I told him no "pad" for nap because he kept announcing he wasn't napping he was playing on his "pad" Um, nope.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4,485
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,692
Posted By Play Care
What part of "This day care does NOT take...

What part of "This day care does NOT take children who have outgrown nap" is too hard to understand?!
Seriously.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 759
Posted By Play Care
The space issue was mine also. I usually only...

The space issue was mine also. I usually only take one under one, but the past year I juggled three under 1 :eek::eek: Every one wanted to have their bucket seat here and I was constantly tripping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By Play Care
likethis This just smacks of "I didn't get...

likethis

This just smacks of "I didn't get my way so I'm going to throw a fit" :rolleyes:
The provider is probably thanking her lucky stars she got off so easily.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By Play Care
I don't remind, but there are natural transition...

I don't remind, but there are natural transition times that I insist everyone try (after meals, before going outside) so we rarely have accidents. TBH, I've had more issues with my SA kids having...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Play Care
Admittedly I don't see what he's doing as too big...

Admittedly I don't see what he's doing as too big of a deal, but if it bothers you then:
"We don't do that at Mrs. Anon's house" or
"That's not how we talk here"
And a consequence every time.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4,485
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,692
Posted By Play Care
And you get the "it's *just* 10/15 minutes!"...

And you get the "it's *just* 10/15 minutes!" nonsense.
I'm tempted to keep my door locked in the morning and wait *just* 10 minutes before opening it. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By Play Care
I like Boy Mom's letter, short and to the point. ...

I like Boy Mom's letter, short and to the point.
If the parents are aware of the excessive crying I would just say that you don't feel your care is the best fit for her. I wouldn't mention the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By Play Care
When I have a younger group, our free play time...

When I have a younger group, our free play time is very limited. It's a pain because it means I have to remember to put kids "up" whenever I can't be right with them. But this past year when all my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,489
Posted By Play Care
Truly, it could have just been a me issue though.

Truly, it could have just been a me issue though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 524
Posted By Play Care
Not BC, but I have a strict illness policy and...

Not BC, but I have a strict illness policy and have no issue calling for and insisting on pick ups. We *rarely* have illness run rampant through day care because of this.

I have said before that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 524
Posted By Play Care
No I don't. I remember those days of trying to...

No I don't.
I remember those days of trying to rest/recover and still having to be "on" for own kids. No thanks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 03:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,489
Posted By Play Care
My licensor did a pop in on Valentine's Day. I am...

My licensor did a pop in on Valentine's Day. I am usually one who picks up as we go, but I hadn't felt great that day, I only had 3 kiddos and one was a almost 4 yo boy who wanted to do games and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 1,912
Views: 243,137
Posted By Play Care
The weather is slowly getting warmer, which makes...

The weather is slowly getting warmer, which makes it easier to get outside. happyface

A FULL house for the first time in a year!!

Starting to prepare for our 8 day cruise in June.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 4,485
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,692
Posted By Play Care
Yesterday for the first time in a year, I had six...

Yesterday for the first time in a year, I had six kids in attendance. It was AWESOME. We were busy, the kids were able to choose different playmates if they weren't feeling the one they were with,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4,485
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,692
Posted By Play Care
My DD is in a class with a girl who was held...

My DD is in a class with a girl who was held back. Girl has a July birthday and is nearly a full year older than DD (June Birthday). It hasn't held the girl back at all, she's top of the class, best...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4,485
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,692
Posted By Play Care
Started 2 boys (siblings) today. Not impressed....

Started 2 boys (siblings) today. Not impressed. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 4,485
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,692
Posted By Play Care
I now have an official car seat policy:rolleyes: ...

I now have an official car seat policy:rolleyes:

It was never an issue, and then it was. I'm done tripping over car seats because parents are too cheap to get a second seat.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 516
Posted By Play Care
I honestly don't know anyone who is. But it's...

I honestly don't know anyone who is. But it's like ripping off a Band-Aid. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 516
Posted By Play Care
Your ROI (return on investment) is waaaaaaaaay...

Your ROI (return on investment) is waaaaaaaaay off here.
I wouldn't put up with that for a very PT family who strung you along like they did. I wouldn't even wait for a next time as I refuse to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,771
Posted By Play Care
I wear gloves for every diaper change. :ouch: But...

I wear gloves for every diaper change. :ouch: But I also go get things on me. :ouch: Wear and tear is also an issue for me.

Because of this, I do have a work wardrobe and a weekend wardrobe. Work...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-02-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By Play Care
Not Able to Deduct Camps?

In the past we've been able to deduct the cost of sending our kids to summer camps and other activities as they are too old for my day care (under 5) but not old enough to be on their own.
This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By Play Care
In the past I've done this when I've been open...

In the past I've done this when I've been open for a Federal Holiday but then wind up with no kids, or just one. I would do a sign up sheet with a three child minimum (or a two family minimum if one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4,485
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,692
Posted By Play Care
:eek::eek::eek: Because it IS repulsive.

:eek::eek::eek:
Because it IS repulsive.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,912
Views: 243,137
Posted By Play Care
Nice, Enjoy! We are taking a cruise in June...

Nice, Enjoy!

We are taking a cruise in June so let me know your best tips and tricks when you get back. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 462
Posted By Play Care
I think they were Tot locks? Ordered on Amazon. ...

I think they were Tot locks? Ordered on Amazon.

Just to clarify, the dcb was asked to try to open the cabinets by me, he wasn't trying to get in when he wasn't supposed to. :D Also, I've never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,912
Views: 243,137
Posted By Play Care
I am off tomorrow and all next week. We are going...

I am off tomorrow and all next week. We are going away as a family (overnight) during the break and I'm so happy. We need that time!
I pretty much have my resume, cover letters, applications and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 462
Posted By Play Care
I LOVE my magnet locks. The best part is that...

I LOVE my magnet locks. The best part is that they can be turned "off" when you don't need them. I've even had my tougher day care boy try to open them when locked, and he couldn't.

So much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By Play Care
Someone I know who lives close to that area said...

Someone I know who lives close to that area said the general belief is that they all were knowingly complicit and that they were, in fact, coached by higher up's in how to scam the system.:ouch:

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 837
Posted By Play Care
For some reason when I initially read the thread...

For some reason when I initially read the thread title it brought to mind the provider on here who used to tell us she and her hubby would make out (and more) during nap time. :eek::ouch:

But that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By Play Care
I agree with Blackcat. I wouldn't even entertain...

I agree with Blackcat. I wouldn't even entertain his returning and enjoy the rest of my regular week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 818
Posted By Play Care
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Play Care
This really depends on your area. Most centers in...

This really depends on your area. Most centers in my area have their own cook and kitchen. You do not get reimbursed in the families bring in their own food (I'm pretty sure), though I could order a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By Play Care
As to procedure to apply, I think it may vary by...

As to procedure to apply, I think it may vary by area and agency. But here I signed up and they look to see if you qualify for Tier 1 or Tier 2. Tier 1 is the higher reimbursement rate. Then you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By Play Care
My understanding is that all licensed child care...

My understanding is that all licensed child care can be on the program. I don't see how a center could operate without being on it, to be honest. The money is not insignificant.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By Play Care
Wen I first started out I got a couple of...

Wen I first started out I got a couple of families from a provider who was retiring. She had gone all out for every holiday and gave the kids gift baskets for every.single.one. They fully expected me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By Play Care
Totally agree! I can see it now, "since you were...

Totally agree! I can see it now, "since you were closed two days last week are you still off next week?" Um yeah.

I'm sure if they happened to be sick around a vacation time they would still take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 614
Posted By Play Care
In that case, Buh-bye. I ain't got time....

In that case, Buh-bye. I ain't got time. :ouch::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 818
Posted By Play Care
Then I would start advertising today. And when...

Then I would start advertising today. And when they decide to leave over a teddy bear you can happily see the back of them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 818
Posted By Play Care
This happened to me when I first started out. In...

This happened to me when I first started out. In my case it was a small blanket. So I said nap time only and it went in her go home bag as soon as nap was over. I put it there myself and made sure it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4,485
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,692
Posted By Play Care
Yup. When I've had time off in the past I've had...

Yup. When I've had time off in the past I've had a parent say "Well I have to work!" To which my reply is "well, I don't!" :D And even better "I'll be thinking of you at work while I'm relaxing on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4,485
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,692
Posted By Play Care
DCG comes in with a runny nose. The same runny...

DCG comes in with a runny nose. The same runny nose that 4 of the other kids have. Mom tries to tell me it's teething. :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 614
Posted By Play Care
My rule for all kids is that if they've outgrown...

My rule for all kids is that if they've outgrown quiet time, they've outgrown my care.
If the child can lay/stay quietly while others rest, we're good. If they are loud, getting off their mats,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By Play Care
I don't really do much for Easter. Unlike...

I don't really do much for Easter. Unlike Christmas which is also celebrated secularly, Easter for obvious reasons has more of a religious feel. I do get some plastic eggs and paper basket grass for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By Play Care
:hug: Good for you. I strongly suggest...

:hug:

Good for you. I strongly suggest staying off social media. Do not try to defend your actions or even mention it. This will blow over.
One of the main reasons for deleting my Facebook...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 03:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By Play Care
Honestly? I would not. My policy is that school...

Honestly? I would not. My policy is that school needs to be CLOSED in order for me to even consider having SA present, period.
School is open and the parents are choosing to not send the kids in....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 677
Posted By Play Care
I see both sides of this. And at the risk of...

I see both sides of this.

And at the risk of being flamed, even with my own kids not in care, I still have my favorites. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By Play Care
Yeah, he wouldn't have lasted a year here. I...

Yeah, he wouldn't have lasted a year here. I don't put up with age inappropriate behaviors. And certainly not with clients who make me feel on edge in my own home.
As they say, not all money is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 580
Posted By Play Care
This has been how I've done it for the last...

This has been how I've done it for the last couple of years. It's just been too hectic with under 2's. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 03-21-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,701
Posted By Play Care
Initially we were told no graham crackers or...

Initially we were told no graham crackers or goldfish, but apparently some bigger centers raised a stink so now they reconsidered.
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