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Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle Yesterday, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By dolores
Honestly, I canít speak to the difference between...

Honestly, I canít speak to the difference between recreational and medical. I think it boils down to product quality and a personís susceptibility. As has been mentioned, it can work for one person...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By dolores
Yup! likethis

Yup! likethis
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 01-17-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By dolores
Might they want to look into medical marijuna if...

Might they want to look into medical marijuna if it is available in your state? It helps tremendously with anxiety, pain etc. A doctor would need to prescribe so it will be completely legal and maybe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 492
Posted By dolores
It was available to me from the beginning. I was...

It was available to me from the beginning. I was going to wait until I felt comfortable but got off the fence and got it, even though I still had my reservations. Injection site was sore for a day....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By dolores
I told parents. Several thanked me for the...

I told parents. Several thanked me for the information, one of whom mentioned child was going to visit grandparents this weekend so they cancelled. I'm glad I told.

They keep asking for an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By dolores
COVIDÖ.UGH!! Here We Go Again!!!

I know the forum has covered this and Iím re-reading but still wanted to post:

DCD has covid. I do rapid drop off/pickup at front door (parent stays outside, child walks into vestibule to me) and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By dolores
Depending on where you are, FB Marketplace,...

Depending on where you are, FB Marketplace, Craigslist or even local FB groups might be a good place to get daycare furniture and toys at reduced prices due to daycare closings/liquidation.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By dolores
Parent wants to enroll son and mentioned that she...

Parent wants to enroll son and mentioned that she and son contracted covid mid December. They are both covid negative now but have a lingering cough. She wants to enroll and make regular payments to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 568
Posted By dolores
Let's bump up taking care of ourselves to #1 on...

Let's bump up taking care of ourselves to #1 on the list. Easier said than done. I'm making a vision board to remind myself.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 240
Posted By dolores
Got it! I'm curious to know that too! Let me know...

Got it! I'm curious to know that too! Let me know what you find out.
Up until 2 years ago my sponsor used to host a mandatory CACFP training every year with everyone to go over all changes,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By dolores
Using the right resume format will help if you...

Using the right resume format will help if you are pivoting to a different career/industry. Maybe one that highlights your entrepreneurial skills (assuming you ran your own inhome daycare?) which...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 240
Posted By dolores
I submit my menus and claims online and there is...

I submit my menus and claims online and there is nowhere to record 2nd servings. My kids eat like Vikings...2nds and 3rds are a given here.

This was in my inbox...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By dolores
It sounds like the negative ECE experience...

It sounds like the negative ECE experience traumatized you. The break from that kind of job might have been a good thing for your state of mind. And, since you've stepped away you've realized that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 568
Posted By dolores
High blood pressure....uggh! Sorry you're in the...

High blood pressure....uggh! Sorry you're in the club. I'm on medication for it. Hoping to wean myself off with lifestyle changes. Talk about breaking habits! Your dedication to your health IS...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 568
Posted By dolores
I NEVER fully understood the separate exercise...

I NEVER fully understood the separate exercise and purpose of documenting observations as we already do it in so many other ways. We can identify relatively quickly, based on our training and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 568
Posted By dolores
EVERYTHING you've said! My goal this year is to...

EVERYTHING you've said! My goal this year is to work towards creating a minimalist daycare space. I thought downsizing would increase clashes amongst the littles as they have less to play with but it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 568
Posted By dolores
Of course it makes senselikethis! The things...

Of course it makes senselikethis! The things you've mentioned, especially stacked, make one weary which affects motivation which affects consistency.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 568
Posted By dolores
Daycare Habits

I have a habit of buying too many things (supplies, materials, toys) for my daycare. Due to covid I moved out a lot of things from my daycare space to my basement where I now see that my buying went...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By dolores
Yikes! I saw mention of witches when I googled...

Yikes! I saw mention of witches when I googled winter solstice. But my family who celebrates season solstices said it's about the changes in nature for them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,300
Posted By dolores
I happen to work at a hospital and have been...

I happen to work at a hospital and have been getting reminders to schedule my covid vaccination which I've been ignoring as it is not mandatory.
Many of my colleagues ie those who work in the ED,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By dolores
likethis. We covered a December holiday each week...

likethis. We covered a December holiday each week too- focusing on the symbols, food and activities. Interesting how similar they are from those aspects. Children loved the dreidel game and latkes,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By dolores
Thank you for sharing! When you started the FB...

Thank you for sharing!
When you started the FB group, how did you make it known to your target audience?
And as far as feeling unsafe, I can see the vulnerability as its a small group, you're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By dolores
Starting a Local FaceBook Group

I've been thinking of starting a FB group for family daycare providers in the tristate area in which I live. I am a member of my state's FB group but don't see one for my borough(s).

Not sure if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By dolores
Yep! Learnt the hard way. After 1 too many...

Yep! Learnt the hard way. After 1 too many lessons I switched to monthly billing/payment so I get paid for the month in advance. Payment is non-refundable once made. Haven't had that problem since.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By dolores
Ahhh...personal items. That's a good point...

Ahhh...personal items. That's a good point Blackcat. Which made me think to also give the unopened packs of diaper/pullups from past kids. Feminine products (napkins, pads, tampons) are a high demand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By dolores
We used to host a pot luck December party for our...

We used to host a pot luck December party for our families, along with a gift exchange between children and a gift from me.

This year we will be doing a holiday party with the kids only and each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 647
Posted By dolores
Several weeks ago I saw my doctor for an annual...

Several weeks ago I saw my doctor for an annual checkup and she asked me if I was anxious about anything...isn't everybody!? Well, the waterworks sprang out of nowhere. Caught me off-guard and made...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By dolores
Hmmm...I have to look up Flag Day of India to...

Hmmm...I have to look up Flag Day of India to learn more.

I also just remembered that we did Boxing Day where I lived when I was younger.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By dolores
Chanukah & Kwanzaa

Anyone celebrating/doing activities for Chanukah, Kwanzaa or any other holiday in December in your daycare/with family? Or combine several/all the December holidays?

Chanukah Sameach!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By dolores
Provider should have license posted and visible...

Provider should have license posted and visible for you to read. You may also search licensor's site for the info...at least here you can. There it states how many children and what ages she is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By dolores
Good for her! Not sure I would want to be...

Good for her! Not sure I would want to be broadcasted.
A lawyer letter...I didn't even think of that then.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By dolores
Anyone Been to Court?

Saw a daycare provider suing a parent on Judge Judy.

Mom did not pay for several weeks because she thought provider was negligent. But kept taking her children to provider because she "had no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 67,630
Posted By dolores
:hug::hug::hug:

:hug::hug::hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6,147
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 699,562
Posted By dolores
Anything that keeps us safe(r) is good news. ...

Anything that keeps us safe(r) is good news.

Don't the CDC's guidelines override everyone else's when it comes to covid so we can implement it right away?

With bureaucracies, change down the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,560
Posted By dolores
Mine start at 2 years old. Toddlers have the...

Mine start at 2 years old.

Toddlers have the ability to make themselves heavier than they are when they don't want to budge :(.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,560
Posted By dolores
My current issue with new families is the drop...

My current issue with new families is the drop off- with new child clinging to parent for dear life while screaming bloody murder. It's like they have to be pryed off.

We moved from indoor to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 255,165
Posted By dolores
After sitting, a precocious 4yo dcg said to me...

After sitting, a precocious 4yo dcg said to me matter-of-factly in her English accent:

'I know why you did not sit on the kids' chair, its because your butt is too big'.

Ouch:ouch::eek:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By dolores
COVID Proofing

Besides the daily health screenings, parents not entering, PPE, hand hygiene and sanitizing/disinfecting your daycare/home- what else are you doing to minimize risk in your daycare space? Especially...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6,147
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 699,562
Posted By dolores
Hold up...have the Russians invaded here too...!?

Hold up...have the Russians invaded here too...!?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6,147
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 699,562
Posted By dolores
Luckily the majority survives. However, in...

Luckily the majority survives. However, in addition to lives lost and an impacted economy, something to consider would be the lingering effects covid.

To mention a few, many who survive continue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By dolores
News about spikes, school shut downs, curfews,...

News about spikes, school shut downs, curfews, and my clients asking if I will be closing are ramping up my anxiety for sure!

I've sent my clients the CDC's recommendations for Thanksgiving &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By dolores
I've been doing interviews/tours by video only-...

I've been doing interviews/tours by video only- FaceTime, WhatsApp or Zoom- 15 minutes.

If they want to enroll I email them the paperwork and we have another video or audio call to go it over and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By dolores
EXACTLY what I was looking for! It is thorough...

EXACTLY what I was looking for! It is thorough likethis.

CH thank you so much for your efforts and for sharing :hug::hug::hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,294
Posted By dolores
The control is everything! Good to know and...

The control is everything! Good to know and thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By dolores
Hah! There is feedback and then there is...

Hah! There is feedback and then there is feedback:lol:.

I've actually gotten them (informally and unsolicited) over the years. Some with good suggestions that were easy to incorporate which, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,396
Posted By dolores
You are in an unfortunate situation. Can...

You are in an unfortunate situation.

Can you find a Starbucks, Cafe, library etc to work at? A friend's or family's place? Or, even though closed, go to your office to work? Some employers allow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By dolores
Parent/Client Survey

Does anyone do surveys to parents to get their feedback for improvement?

If so how often, and what do you do with feedback?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,294
Posted By dolores
Revisiting this. Takes me a while to make a...

Revisiting this.

Takes me a while to make a decision when there are sooooo many choices: daily connect, brightwheel, procare, hi-mama etc.

I need to get off the potty now!

Immediately I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By dolores
Are you requiring a doctor's note for any...

Are you requiring a doctor's note for any symptoms, even let's say a runny nose, for them to return to you?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By dolores
I don't have a holiday/anti-bias policy. ...

I don't have a holiday/anti-bias policy.

However, parents complete a questionnaire at enrollment that asks for their holidays, traditions and how they celebrate. This feedback guides us on what we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 255,165
Posted By dolores
A spirited 3 yo asks: why haven't I been on time...

A spirited 3 yo asks: why haven't I been on time out today?
Assistant: because you've been behaving well today.

3yo slowly grows a big grin on his face.
He runs to me and says: No timeout today...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By dolores
Hardwood Floor: Bissell Crosswave, Wet/Dry Mop, Swiffer (which one?)

So many choices :confused:! I've been using a regular mop with murphy's soap oil.

It's time to replace mop and using the opportunity to switch to something easier, more efficient, quick, not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By dolores
Thank you all so much for sharing :hug:! Will def...

Thank you all so much for sharing :hug:! Will def incorporate a lot of what was mentioned likethis.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By dolores
Hmmm...are those moms aware of their resentment...

Hmmm...are those moms aware of their resentment and why they are?

And are they aware of their aggressive behaviour towards caregivers?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By dolores
If you don't mind me asking- what are the other...

If you don't mind me asking- what are the other businesses you started and how are they going?

And what made you start this forum?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By dolores
Wish I had your discernment and wit for the BS....

Wish I had your discernment and wit for the BS. It takes me awhile...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By dolores
How Are You Containing Cleaning Costs?

My cleaning cost has gone up SIGNIFICANTLY due to increased sanitizing and disinfecting.

-daycare-friendly commercial disinfectant as bleach is an issue
-a minimum of 6 large rolls of paper...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By dolores
Informing parents of bruises instead of them...

Informing parents of bruises instead of them discovering it themselves, in my experience, makes it a nonissue.

I complete an incident/injury report anytime something happens to a child in my care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6,147
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 699,562
Posted By dolores
Where I'm from we would say "you're asking...

Where I'm from we would say "you're asking answers".:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By dolores
I've been using QuickBooks online for many years...

I've been using QuickBooks online for many years to invoice and receive ACH bank payments from my parents.The subscription cost is $375/yr plus taxes which is pricey.

You can sync your bank...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6,147
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 699,562
Posted By dolores
New DCB fussed the first 2 days at drop off but...

New DCB fussed the first 2 days at drop off but became chatty, playful and engaged once he settled in. Normal- and told parents it will take a few weeks to transition.

Day 3, a Monday, DCM and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By dolores
I currently don't let parents in due to pandemic...

I currently don't let parents in due to pandemic but am having this issue too at pickup when I'm handing children off to parents. I want the kids to be close to me during those times but I have an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6,147
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 699,562
Posted By dolores
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By dolores
I will add lawyers to your list...what a headache!

I will add lawyers to your list...what a headache!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6,147
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 699,562
Posted By dolores
I love the idea of a swap/trade CH. How do you...

I love the idea of a swap/trade CH. How do you coordinate that?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,418
Posted By dolores
To hear that your nurse got back after your...

To hear that your nurse got back after your quarantine underscores how poorly things are being handled.

We remain vulnerable even if precautions are being taken. And the lack of timely response...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,418
Posted By dolores
Thanks for asking, and I read your story...oooph...

Thanks for asking, and I read your story...oooph :hug:! At least your licensor and DOH got involved which makes a huge difference as it removes the onus from you to interpret and communicate their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,418
Posted By dolores
Nope. DOH has not returned my call yet...

Nope. DOH has not returned my call yet :rolleyes:.
DCM and family tested negative with nose swab and are awaiting results from 'standard tests'. She was told she can return to the classroom on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,418
Posted By dolores
DCM who is a teacher called me today to say a...

DCM who is a teacher called me today to say a student in her class tested positive :eek: and she was on her way to pick up her son to go get tested. She and son have no symptoms but we know that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By dolores
3 months later and he still has not gone on the...

3 months later and he still has not gone on the potty here. He is scared of it. I don't press him, just change his pullup while telling him all his friends use it and remain safe etc. Parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By dolores
He is in pullup at home. When he needs to poop he...

He is in pullup at home. When he needs to poop he goes into his bedroom, closes door and poops in pullup.
Oh he understands what is going on and uses all sorts of clever excuses to get out of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By dolores
Potty Averse

I have an almost 4yo boy who is potty averse which mom told me 2 months ago before he started. He refuses to go on the potty, both at home and at school, and is ok remaining in wet pullups which he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6,147
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 699,562
Posted By dolores
Over the years I've found the strength and...

Over the years I've found the strength and quality of art materials deteriorate. Things don't stick like they used to, nor look and last like they used to.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-09-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,612
Posted By dolores
What yogurt do you serve and is it in the cup,...

What yogurt do you serve and is it in the cup, tube?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By dolores
Birthday Celebration Policy During COVID-19

Precovid my birthday celebration policy was the child's parents' would provide cupcakes for everyone and a candle for the birthday child's cupcake. In light of covid, what is your birthday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By dolores
Ok, I was thinking a sign as well. Random is a...

Ok, I was thinking a sign as well.
Random is a person who should not be on premises.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By dolores
Gate Security Suggestions Needed

I have a metal gate with a latch at the side of my house which leads to backyard. It is the 2nd fire egress so it has to remain unlocked plus parents enter to leave strollers, scooters etc in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By dolores
Fogger machines are hard to come by and costly...

Fogger machines are hard to come by and costly now because of demand. We found an affordable one on Amazon-link is below. Very easy to use and provides thorough application in a short space of time....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By dolores
Yes Michael- specifically the daily members of...

Yes Michael- specifically the daily members of this forum like you, BlackCat, Cat Herder and everyone really. The information shared here is relatable, relevant, resourceful and supportive to our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By dolores
Thank You So Much For Your Wisdom!

A BIG THANK YOU :hug: for sharing how you have been operating your business during the pandemic. You have been so helpful and a huge resource in these scary times!
We closed in March and finally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By dolores
Smile Oh, never mind. Just reread DOL letter that...

Oh, never mind. Just reread DOL letter that starts with THIS IS NOT A BILL which clearly I scrolled past and went to payments made to employee :lol:. Well, those payments were charged to our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By dolores
Got an Invoice from Department of Labor

An employee claimed and received unemployment for several months because we were closed during the pandemic. I received an invoice from the Dept of Labor for a portion of unemployment they paid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 794
Posted By dolores
Cleaning & Disinfecting Log

New York State licensing agency wants providers to complete this form daily: https://ocfs.ny.gov/forms/ocfs/OCFS-6041.pdf . I feel dyslexic looking at it. Anyone has a simpler form or can suggest how...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 07-09-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 702
Posted By dolores
Question for Tom Copeland

I received a PPP loan/grant in March. Can I apply for another one for same business?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,294
Posted By dolores
This is very helpful! Thank you again :hug:

This is very helpful! Thank you again :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,294
Posted By dolores
Awesome- I need that! You are so organized!

Awesome- I need that! You are so organized!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,294
Posted By dolores
Got it likethis! Its great when you can automate...

Got it likethis! Its great when you can automate administrative tasks at an affordable price :cool:.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,294
Posted By dolores
Thank you for this information! :hug: Might I...

Thank you for this information! :hug:
Might I ask why you use KidKare instead of Daily Connect for billing?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,294
Posted By dolores
They all seem to have the same features but this...

They all seem to have the same features but this is what I am most interested in-customizing it to suit program. Do you use it to sign kids in/out and to invoice?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 803
Posted By dolores
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/download...

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/COVID-19-Quarantine-vs-Isolation.pdf
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,294
Posted By dolores
Thank you CH. I will look into that.

Thank you CH. I will look into that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,434
Posted By dolores
I closed since March and reopened yesterday....

I closed since March and reopened yesterday. Unlike before I do not let parents and nonessential visitors past the porch so they no longer enter our program.
I do FaceTime interviews and tours with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,294
Posted By dolores
HiMama

Anyone using HiMama? How much does it cost you? Any issues?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 756
Posted By dolores
Cleaning, Sanitizing, Disinfecting Schedule

DOH now requires all child care programs to complete a daily cleaning/disinfecting log. We are to 'regularly clean and disinfect toys, furniture and equipment'. What is your cleaning schedule? What...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2020, 02:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,665
Posted By dolores
In my state kids are not required to wear masks...

In my state kids are not required to wear masks while indoors or in private backyard. If we leave premises (which we won't do until this is over) they have to wear masks. Providers have to wear masks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 874
Posted By dolores
Bleach Solution or Hydrogen Peroxide Solution

Which do you prefer and why?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By dolores
It is all so discouraging, especially when...

It is all so discouraging, especially when listening to others' experiences, but it is worth a try. I applied for the PPP loan/grant and was not hopeful so I was pleasantly surprised when I got it....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By dolores
Hah! I would be sure to remember to be careful of...

Hah! I would be sure to remember to be careful of the dress code (should we decide to implement one) communication:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By dolores
Smocks, Scrubs, Uniforms?

Anyone wears smocks, scrubs, or some kind of uniform or requires their staff to? Learning this is a thing and considering for staff.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By dolores
Child Care Grant for Illinois Providers

https://www.ilgateways.com/financial-opportunities/restoration-grants
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