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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 814
Posted By spedmommy4
Proud mom moment- My son made this

So, some on here know that my son has been battling painful daily headaches/pain. Well, to keep his mind off the pain, he started building custom things out of wood for some local childcares. This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By spedmommy4
In my experience, California's laws side with the...

In my experience, California's laws side with the renter. If the property owner has the unit listed with the utility company in such a way that the tenant can't turn on the water independently, the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By spedmommy4
I have rented out my property in California so I...

I have rented out my property in California so I am familiar with their laws. The property owner should have it on record with the utility company that the property is a rental so you could have it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By spedmommy4
When children are exposed to more than one...

When children are exposed to more than one language, they may spend a little more time in the listening phase of language. What you are describing is not typical and I would advise a referall to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,069
Posted By spedmommy4
I know how hard terming is but, I think you made...

I know how hard terming is but, I think you made the right call.

You might consider adding a walking or general field trip consent form to your parent enrollment packet too. (One that parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,257
Posted By spedmommy4
I agree that it sounds like she was trying to get...

I agree that it sounds like she was trying to get a feel for whether or not you were concerned about it. If what mom says is true (about the other program being more academic) you may find that he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,619
Posted By spedmommy4
Fire alarm

This is the answer from my son, who converted ours to battery power.

"When we did our fire alarm set up, we ran it off of two 9v batteries wired together in series. I would assume that fire alarms...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,642
Posted By spedmommy4
Daycare, feel free to message me too. I am not...

Daycare, feel free to message me too. I am not actively running a business but, I was QRIS tier 5 in CA and I am pretty familiar with the process.

I also have a lot of resources I am happy to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By spedmommy4
These are some great suggestions. I will add on...

These are some great suggestions. I will add on that if you can't sell the parents on pajamas, any clothes she can't remove would work equally well. (Maybe overalls or jumpers)

Also, you may...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,518
Posted By spedmommy4
All previous posters are correct. It's your...

All previous posters are correct. It's your legal right; however, you should expect a fight anyway. When I applied for my permit in CA, the HOA filed opposition. This forced a hearing. Ultimately...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By spedmommy4
For BC and CalCare (I still can't quote two...

For BC and CalCare (I still can't quote two posts) I should probably do an update in a thread. Life threw me a curve ball and I had to take a break for awhile.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By spedmommy4
We have something like this in Oregon, except...

We have something like this in Oregon, except here it's called a "sanitation" inspection. It costs $125, you have to have one annually, and the inspection is in addition to your health and safety...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By spedmommy4
I am confused. Why are you responsible for any...

I am confused. Why are you responsible for any of it? Did the parents defraud the state?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 936
Posted By spedmommy4
I agree with this. Last year, one of my toddlers...

I agree with this. Last year, one of my toddlers was walking right next to me and tripped. She hit the corner of the wooden Lakeshore kitchen on the way to the floor. The injury looked horrific. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 889
Posted By spedmommy4
You've indicated you want to keep these kiddos so...

You've indicated you want to keep these kiddos so I wanted to suggest some tips that may be helpful.

A few things stood out to me: the need to repeat instructions, the child's poorly understood...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-27-2016, 05:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,139
Posted By spedmommy4
Address it in court. Let the judge know that you...

Address it in court. Let the judge know that you have been concerned about the fluctuating costs and would like to see if their is a way to get receipts, or a copy of the contract that outlines...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,069
Posted By spedmommy4
I honestly wouldn't think so, but forging...

I honestly wouldn't think so, but forging documents is way out of my league. California and Oregon are on temporary extensions . . . and both our states have pretty fancy high tech licenses.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-25-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,069
Posted By spedmommy4
It was what came to mind when I typed. My word...

It was what came to mind when I typed. My word retrieval isn't ideal today. I am functioning on very short nap from last night . . . My neighbors enjoyed Christmas Eve merriment until 4 am :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-25-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,069
Posted By spedmommy4
The article references new rules regarding the...

The article references new rules regarding the security of drivers licenses. The states whose IDs are no longer accepted don't meet the new requirements. (They either don't contain the required...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By spedmommy4
As a third alternative, you might want to check...

As a third alternative, you might want to check out Ooma. I purchased the device. (Ooma Telo Free Home Phone Service https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I4XMEYA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_P0vwybQA2EPVN) and the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-18-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,058
Posted By spedmommy4
I used to operate a large family childcare in...

I used to operate a large family childcare in California. There, my husband and assistants were not listed on my actual license. However, the licensing office had background clearances for each of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,526
Posted By spedmommy4
Whoa! I feel like we could write a very...

Whoa!

I feel like we could write a very entertaining "how not to raise your child" book from the collection of stories on here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 847
Posted By spedmommy4
I earned a master's in early childhood special...

I earned a master's in early childhood special education from Portland State University. The program was classroom based when I went through it; however, it is an online now. I have heard a number...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,589
Posted By spedmommy4
Agreed. This wins for the most outrageous...

Agreed. This wins for the most outrageous requests I've ever heard. I will add a :rolleyes: for good measure.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,254
Posted By spedmommy4
Kaiser is a hospital, group of medical...

Kaiser is a hospital, group of medical facilities, and also an insurance company all in one. I only know of one other that is similar, and that's Sutter Gould.

I had it through a non profit I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,254
Posted By spedmommy4
I think so. I can only go to Kaiser facilities,...

I think so. I can only go to Kaiser facilities, unless there is no Kaiser facility in the area. I have traveled out of state and had an emergency with Kaiser; they covered most of it.

I agree...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,254
Posted By spedmommy4
Our last two plans (this year) have been through...

Our last two plans (this year) have been through my husbands company. For the first half of this year, we had an "Obamacare" type plan through my husbands company in California. The company only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 7,023
Posted By spedmommy4
That didn't read the way I intended. I meant,...

That didn't read the way I intended. I meant, lots of political signs for our democratic state when he ran.

I'm not seeing an abundance of Hilary lawn signs this election.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 7,023
Posted By spedmommy4
I am not either. I voted third party for the...

I am not either. I voted third party for the first time in my adult life.

I live in Oregon and was here when Obama was elected last time. There were a lot of signs in support of him; I'm not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,000
Posted By spedmommy4
Happy birthday blackcat!

Happy birthday blackcat!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By spedmommy4
I dealt with a similar situation earlier this...

I dealt with a similar situation earlier this year. In response I, requested that she stop contacting me, blocked her from all methods of contacting me, (cell, FB, email, etc) and ignored her. ...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-29-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,596
Posted By spedmommy4
What are the issues? My daughter is on the...

What are the issues? My daughter is on the Austism spectrum so behaviors were a big issue when she was in preschool.

In choosing care, I looked for providers that had more experience and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,074
Posted By spedmommy4
likethis Yes. I have 4 kids. At one time, three...

likethis Yes. I have 4 kids. At one time, three of the 4 were in car seats. I worked or went to school during the car seat years. (At times both) I am forgetful, but I have never left one of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 884
Posted By spedmommy4
I think the only way to ensure you stay in...

I think the only way to ensure you stay in compliance is to make spreadsheet or log of when kids are due. (Either all or just the ones you have trouble with). IME, parents are either on top of it . ....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By spedmommy4
You and me both daycare. In the area of...

You and me both daycare. In the area of California I was in, I rarely saw anyone. It was nice. :)

Here, there are liicensing visit 2-3 times a years, health department inspections, immunization...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By spedmommy4
Interesting fact . . . Licensing came out to...

Interesting fact . . .

Licensing came out to speak about the new immunization requirements at one of our R&R meetings before I moved out of state. The licensing rep said that the state of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By spedmommy4
If the doctor truly did refuse to give the...

If the doctor truly did refuse to give the vaccination, she should have brought in proof. Only a doctors exemption clears you with licensing.

Though, in my experience, California does not visit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By spedmommy4
My morning "orange juice" is actually crystal...

My morning "orange juice" is actually crystal light with caffeine. Lately, I need it. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By spedmommy4
It depends on your state, what your concerns, are...

It depends on your state, what your concerns, are and whether or not she's in violation of any licensing laws. For example, if she is caring for too many kids without a license, that could be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,476
Posted By spedmommy4
I agree with the PP. Additionally, the American...

I agree with the PP. Additionally, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents stop swaddling at 2 months.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By spedmommy4
The MCHAT is only for use with kiddos between...

The MCHAT is only for use with kiddos between 18-30 months. It's a checklist to catch kids early. The new ASQ:SE has autism "red flags" built into their screening.

OP mentions a few things that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,565
Posted By spedmommy4
That is fantastic!

That is fantastic!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By spedmommy4
When I was in California I was able to get them...

When I was in California I was able to get them from the local resource & referral.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2016, 06:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,704
Posted By spedmommy4
I have a very talkative 3 year old enrolled who...

I have a very talkative 3 year old enrolled who keeps trying to say the name of her new friend here. (Scarlett). She keeps calling her Margaret. Both girls have been a little confused this week....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By spedmommy4
Another really important factor to consider is...

Another really important factor to consider is the cost of living. While the cost of care may be lower in other states, the cost of living is lower as well.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-25-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,602
Posted By spedmommy4
I agree. I have a child with a tree nut allergy...

I agree. I have a child with a tree nut allergy in my care. If I gave him anything laced with tree nuts, I would have to give him an epi pin. The teachers need to be more careful. Food allergies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By spedmommy4
In CA, the license number will be the same as the...

In CA, the license number will be the same as the facility number they assign to you. It's on all the correspondence they send to you regarding obtaining your license.

The day they come out for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,773
Posted By spedmommy4
The woman at the training I just attended here...

The woman at the training I just attended here was listing off standard prepackaged curriculum when I asked about our approved list. I am waiting for the full list. I am hoping I can write my own.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,773
Posted By spedmommy4
In general, I like the idea of high quality...

In general, I like the idea of high quality standards and some curriculum in child care. I don't mind the planning and I love teaching.

But . . . I have a few concerns with QRIS and requiring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,074
Posted By spedmommy4
I have, with kiddos on the spectrum and with ones...

I have, with kiddos on the spectrum and with ones who have discovered the power of "selective hearing." (Usually older pre-k for choosing not to hear you) In your situation, I would get down at eye...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,772
Posted By spedmommy4
Hmmm ... wouldn't it be child neglect if you...

Hmmm ... wouldn't it be child neglect if you didn't? :confused: What's the work around for that? Under this law, you go to jail no matter what you do.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,589
Posted By spedmommy4
I don't know your little guy but, if he doesn't...

I don't know your little guy but, if he doesn't usually chew on his shirts, I would take that as a sign that this situation has pushed him too far. Having to lay down and be quiet when you aren't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,581
Posted By spedmommy4
My younger sister is in labor as I type this so I...

My younger sister is in labor as I type this so I am going to become an auntie this weekend. She's having a boy. lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2016, 05:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,425
Posted By spedmommy4
The military EDIS are subject to the same federal...

The military EDIS are subject to the same federal rules that I would be working for a school district. Your child has identified needs and the right, by law, to have services in his natural...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,631
Posted By spedmommy4
At the top of the list of forum threads on the...

At the top of the list of forum threads on the page, (far left) there is a button that says new thread. Click that button to start a new post of your own.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
Posted By spedmommy4
He could not live in the home if she wanted a...

He could not live in the home if she wanted a license. She said they had to get the police report and multiple written references to submit.

It is my understanding that the decision of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
Posted By spedmommy4
Per a fellow provider I know in California, it...

Per a fellow provider I know in California, it took about six months and was not an easy process.

This is the list that details things you can and cannot apply for an exemption for....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By spedmommy4
I wouldn't know about regulations for your state....

I wouldn't know about regulations for your state. My state is really strict and they only require notification for a highly contagious outbreak with the children.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By spedmommy4
My son got it as a young teenager and I was...

My son got it as a young teenager and I was shocked too. His pediatrician said it is uncommon but possible when you've previously had chicken pox. He advised us that school attendance was fine as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,630
Posted By spedmommy4
Wow! On this topic, I live in a state that...

Wow! On this topic, I live in a state that recently legalized marijuana. The recent revisions to our licensing regulations state that providers cannot be a grower or hold a medical marijuana card. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By spedmommy4
That might be a little dramatic. The allergy...

That might be a little dramatic. The allergy could be both contact and ingestion, but he's not going to have air contact with peanuts.

I have a little guy with a serious tree nut allergy. Mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 939
Posted By spedmommy4
My Fall/winter sensory favorites Rice (fall...

My Fall/winter sensory favorites

Rice (fall colors)
Real Snow (when available)
Insta snow
Hay
Acorns, Leaves, twigs, pine cones
Ice cubes or crushed ice, or a large block of ice. For extra...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,269
Posted By spedmommy4
RIE is all about respecting young children and...

RIE is all about respecting young children and the philosophy places a heavy emphasis on letting kids figure things out with minimal adult intervention. I like the philosophy, but the problem (when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,269
Posted By spedmommy4
RIE is an educational philosophy, and a good one....

RIE is an educational philosophy, and a good one. However, in this situation, modeling is going to be more developmentally appropriate than talking about what the child is doing.

Young toddlers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By spedmommy4
Yes. Unfortunately, that persons cell wasn't...

Yes. Unfortunately, that persons cell wasn't listed and she must have been out because nobody answered the phone. I need to take a page out of BC's book and have a list of best numbers to reach the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By spedmommy4
Dcm called back a little over an hour later. She...

Dcm called back a little over an hour later. She was in a meeting. Sister picked up immediately. I've never been so happy at pick up. I literally wanted to celebrate. I have to call mom in a bit. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By spedmommy4
Term A Toddler with No Notice?

Dcb1 is on his third day. It has been the worst day ever. Mom fudged on his skills a bit. He's not really self-feeding, takes a "bottle to bed," and he's only happy when running back and forth...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,505
Posted By spedmommy4
Just be clear that there is no chance you will...

Just be clear that there is no chance you will change your mind. It is really unfortunate because, without appropriate intervention, significant delays don't magically improve. The most likely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,244
Posted By spedmommy4
This will be the first presidential election in...

This will be the first presidential election in which I don't vote for a major party candidate. I just can't support either candidate. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,887
Posted By spedmommy4
It's been more than 20 years but I know I only...

It's been more than 20 years but I know I only went to daycare when my parents worked. I also periodically went to my grandmothers house to visit instead of going to daycare. I am not sure if my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,644
Posted By spedmommy4
Just my two cents . . . In general, I think that...

Just my two cents . . . In general, I think that the child care profession is full of people that care a lot. It makes it hard to to understand why parents wouldn't want to spend time with their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,505
Posted By spedmommy4
It sounds like his developmental skills are the...

It sounds like his developmental skills are the reason why he qualified for an IEP, and also why he would benefit greatly from a special education classroom. He's 5 now, which means he qualifies (by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By spedmommy4
likethis Sums it up perfectly!

likethis

Sums it up perfectly!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-25-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,297
Posted By spedmommy4
I will add some research to the discussion....

I will add some research to the discussion. http://www.parentingscience.com/preschool-social-skills.html

It's a common misconception that preschool children will develop social skills from their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,505
Posted By spedmommy4
I'm confused. Typically at age three, children...

I'm confused. Typically at age three, children who are receiving special education services transition to a classroom setting. I know they have them all across California. They aren't just for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2016, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By spedmommy4
This may be helpful for you. ...

This may be helpful for you.

http://daycare.com/news/advertising-your-daycare.html

She lists lots of places to post and how to get your childcare name out there. She mentions eBay classifieds...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,496
Posted By spedmommy4
I agree with this. There is a huge difference...

I agree with this. There is a huge difference between a child who chooses it and one who is having it chosen for him. I had a little guy last year who liked dressing up in girly things. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,237
Posted By spedmommy4
Infant lesson plans? Who thought that up? And...

Infant lesson plans? Who thought that up? And how would infants participate in anything planned? A babies day revolves around their needs, not the adults. Maybe I'm missing something, but that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,234
Posted By spedmommy4
No words of wisdom but wanted to share . . . I've...

No words of wisdom but wanted to share . . . I've read a few articles recently about how important getting adequate sleep is for young children. One talked about how growth hormones are secreted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By spedmommy4
I'd be so tempted to do this. :lol:

I'd be so tempted to do this. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By spedmommy4
Whoa! There is no way that I would use that...

Whoa! There is no way that I would use that either. It wouldn't serve any purpose, except to make the parent feel better about his behavior.

For dcm- Here is how I present the information about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2016, 11:43 AM
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Posted By spedmommy4
I have to agree with you about California. The...

I have to agree with you about California. The vague rules are completely bizarre. I'm in Oregon now and experiencing something completely different. The rules here are very detailed.

So far,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By spedmommy4
It's possible. Look at how often recommendations...

It's possible. Look at how often recommendations in ECE change. I know they have been recommending them at least 4-5 years. That said, the therapists on the school district staff said that best...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By spedmommy4
There isn't a therapeutic benefit but high tops...

There isn't a therapeutic benefit but high tops back up against the Achilles' tendon. It makes it hard to toe walk. The shoes become the deterrent. They are sometimes recommend for kids who aren't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By spedmommy4
The early intervention physical therapist I...

The early intervention physical therapist I worked said it was worth a chat with the pediatrician when toe walking when it was frequent and not showing any signs of improving by age two. Lots of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,565
Posted By spedmommy4
The regulations on all types of pools are in...

The regulations on all types of pools are in Title 22 regulations
http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/ord/entres/getinfo/pdf/fccman.pdf
Page 37

It only references one time use and supervision of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By spedmommy4
I have additional outside storage. It used to be...

I have additional outside storage. It used to be the garage, but now I have a shed with plastic totes on shelves. Every few weeks I rotate out some of my materials. Toys and furniture I'm not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By spedmommy4
I agree. The little one probably just did not...

I agree. The little one probably just did not know how to positively interact with others. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By spedmommy4
1. In California, my analyst let me change my off...

1. In California, my analyst let me change my off limits area at the initial licensing visit. There is no rule saying you can't.
2. If the fix is simple, the analyst will usually allow you to fix...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By spedmommy4
I agree with the above post. I just tell parents...

I agree with the above post. I just tell parents to please give me a call when they are ready to start and see if space is available. I know many do but, I don't hold spaces, paid or unpaid.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,565
Posted By spedmommy4
That's another way in which California licensing...

That's another way in which California licensing law is interesting/unusual. All large childcares are required to get a fire permit. And that may be a fire regulation in your area but fire...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,565
Posted By spedmommy4
Inaccessible/no fence required are the key words...

Inaccessible/no fence required are the key words in the regs. Pool was outside behind a locked door. That equals inaccessible to kids from inside.

A good lawyer or advocate can argue she was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,194
Posted By spedmommy4
Worst dcp ever had an extraordinarily difficult...

Worst dcp ever had an extraordinarily difficult child. Dcp dropped off little one and, shortly after, little one got sick. My staff called the parent and spoke with them directly. Over an hour...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,565
Posted By spedmommy4
I believe some analysts are interpreting the regs...

I believe some analysts are interpreting the regs this way. The regulation doesn't read this way. (See above posts) The problem with California licensing laws, in general, is that they tend to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By spedmommy4
Whoa! I typically handle tantruming adults in...

Whoa! I typically handle tantruming adults in the same way I handle tantruming children. I present the options in a matter of fact way and then ignore the behavior. If an adult persisted in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,565
Posted By spedmommy4
I pulled the original regulations and the 2014...

I pulled the original regulations and the 2014 update. The regulations do not say that the water needs supervision, only the kids. :confused:

The update says:
It is the responsibility of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,565
Posted By spedmommy4
True, but the kids were 100% supervised. They...

True, but the kids were 100% supervised. They were all accounted for in her presence. In fact, two adults. A fantastic adult to child ratio.

To boot, the door to the outside was locked. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By spedmommy4
I also believe there is a difference between...

I also believe there is a difference between using an "I mean business" tone of voice and yelling. A firm tone is controlled, and when used sparingly, should be a good indicator to a child that they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By spedmommy4
This. 100% Or log meals. Been there . . .

This. 100% Or log meals. Been there . . .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,565
Posted By spedmommy4
No, see this update from 2014. Page 6 ...

No, see this update from 2014. Page 6
http://ccld.ca.gov/res/pdf/CCUpdateFall2014.pdf

Child Care Center fencing requirements are not required for inflatable or portable wading
pools with sides...
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