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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:52 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I get the kids a little gift and I also get the...

I get the kids a little gift and I also get the parents a gift. I think I spent $12 a kid this year and found a really good deal on cyber monday for a picture gift for $2 (happyface) for the parents....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5,511
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By CountryRoads
You know what stinks about a small town? Everyone...

You know what stinks about a small town? Everyone knows everything!

I had a woman who would be getting childcare assistance call me yesterday. She left a vm and I haven't gotten back to her yet....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 279
Posted By CountryRoads
I always say my youngest child is the worst...

I always say my youngest child is the worst behaved one I have. My daycare is on a separate floor, so he stays upstairs most days and does what he wants to. He has his own room full of his toys that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By CountryRoads
I'm also not allowed to swaddle, but I can use...

I'm also not allowed to swaddle, but I can use sleep sacks. I just have to leave their arms out.

I have good luck with those!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By CountryRoads
This would be amazing :lol: I'm required to...

This would be amazing :lol:

I'm required to inform parents via letter of any contagious illnesses that a child may have, so I would definitely be confronting her about the RSV.

I would have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5,511
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By CountryRoads
Had a dcg2 randomly used the potty yesterday. She...

Had a dcg2 randomly used the potty yesterday. She had wet pull-ups all day, this was the first time she used it here.

So, what does mom do? Sends her in underwear today :mad:

I told mom (again)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By CountryRoads
I also want to add that the sibling set did not...

I also want to add that the sibling set did not have sores when I sent home and they did not come back the rest of the week.

They infected every other kid before the sores even appeared. It is so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5,511
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By CountryRoads
Dck got new, very sparkly shoes. I now have...

Dck got new, very sparkly shoes.

I now have glitter all over my floor :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By CountryRoads
I would be worried about HFM. It is nasty....

I would be worried about HFM.

It is nasty. It took out my whole daycare about a year ago. I sent home a sibling set for fevers and they developed the sores the next day. Every single child got it,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By CountryRoads
Mine also has a sanitize cycle. My health...

Mine also has a sanitize cycle.

My health inspector told me that most dishwashers don't get hot enough to actually sanitize. She had a kit to test it, but since I don't use the dishwasher for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5,511
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Posted By CountryRoads
Was looking forward to a slower day on Monday. ...

Was looking forward to a slower day on Monday.

Dcm (who rarely brings her kids when she's not working and has my most challenging dck) told me that she may bring them on Monday so she can get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By CountryRoads
I got a laugh this morning! She texted me...

I got a laugh this morning!

She texted me pretty early asking for drop-in care today. Her other daycare closed the infant room today. Bummer.

I told her yes as long as I had payment at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By CountryRoads
Well, That Stinks

Family in a bind. I agreed to watch their child completely last minute, was going to let them stop by last night to pick up all the paper work. They were running late and told me 10 minutes before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By CountryRoads
I don't. I had 1 child that was on almond milk...

I don't. I had 1 child that was on almond milk for awhile and I let mom know that she will have to supply it. I was not about to purchase special (more expensive) milk for 1 child.

If it's not on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By CountryRoads
I charge a daily rate, and a higher daily rate...

I charge a daily rate, and a higher daily rate for drop-in care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By CountryRoads
Thank you! I am a little disappointed, but...

Thank you!

I am a little disappointed, but at least there is some holiday breaks coming up!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By CountryRoads
I ended up just sending a message that I made an...

I ended up just sending a message that I made an error and daycare will be open that day. Luckily I just sent out the closure notice Friday, so I'm assuming parents were expecting to pay for that day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By CountryRoads
I Screwed Up

So, I sent out a notice that I was closed on Veteran's Day, and I must've got it confused with Memorial Day. Because my handbook does not state that I'm closed that day :ouch:

Most of my families...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By CountryRoads
Oh, good point! I didn't even think about...

Oh, good point! I didn't even think about expectations for care outside of reglalr hours when you have to be closed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By CountryRoads
I've had to close early several times. It...

I've had to close early several times. It honestly would never even cross my mind to open early to make up for the time I'd be closed. Besides, I don't think it would be helpful to my families if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By CountryRoads
That makes sense! Thank you! And, yes! I...

That makes sense! Thank you!

And, yes! I have that policy in place, too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By CountryRoads
Late Fees

I haven't had this situation come up, but I'm wondering what you would do.

My late payment fees are $10 a day including weekends. Payment must be made by closing, or the late fee will be applied....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2,065
Views: 314,022
Posted By CountryRoads
Closed daycare tomorrow! I'm getting to go to my...

Closed daycare tomorrow! I'm getting to go to my sons' school Halloween Party! I haven't been to one of those in 4 years!

So excited! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5,511
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 587,052
Posted By CountryRoads
You're so right! I have one dcb who will...

You're so right!

I have one dcb who will sometimes slap his mom in the face and call her names at pick-up, and she laughs.

Last week, a different dcb slapped his mom in the face. Instant "NO!"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5,511
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 587,052
Posted By CountryRoads
i know I've vented about this before, but this...

i know I've vented about this before, but this time it is with a different parent.

Why are parents so afraid of making their children mad??

Dcg2 has a toy she is obsessed with. Mom left it at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 11:56 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By CountryRoads
Some people :confused: I once had a dcm tell...

Some people :confused:

I once had a dcm tell me that she kept her high schooler home because "if she needs to be on medicine to feel good enough, then she doesn't need to be at school."

But,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By CountryRoads
I'm the same way. I'm way better than I used to...

I'm the same way. I'm way better than I used to be, but I still struggle.

Like CH said, you'll know better for next time. When I feel bad about sending a child home or telling them they can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By CountryRoads
I have my holiday and Christmas break closures in...

I have my holiday and Christmas break closures in my handbook.

I send out a mass message through BW reminding them of upcoming closures. I will also sometimes print out a letter and stick it in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 522
Posted By CountryRoads
Anytime I'm closed, it's unpaid.

Anytime I'm closed, it's unpaid.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By CountryRoads
I agree with the other responses. When...

I agree with the other responses.

When you're closed, you're closed. It's not your problem.

Also, what is so hard about just picking the child up from school? Why do they have to go to your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 522
Posted By CountryRoads
No, not at all. Here's my Nov/Dec closures: ...

No, not at all.

Here's my Nov/Dec closures:

Nov - Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving

Dec - Christmas Eve through New Year's Day

I love Christmas break and look forward to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,731
Posted By CountryRoads
That's what I was thinking. Do they not...

That's what I was thinking.

Do they not understand that it's unsanitary to have a child pee his pants in daycare? That there are other kids around? That I don't want to throw away a cot bed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,027
Posted By CountryRoads
This happened at pick-up on a Friday. I sent her...

This happened at pick-up on a Friday. I sent her a message letting her know that her bill needed to be paid on time and I just couldn't accept late payments. She said "I'm sorry. It wasn't on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,731
Posted By CountryRoads
He did good yesterday. He would try and nothing...

He did good yesterday. He would try and nothing happened. He held it all day until pick up.

This morning, dcm brings him in and he peed his pants. She changes him and put underwear back on him. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,027
Posted By CountryRoads
2 - I had one dcm a couple years ago who would...

2 - I had one dcm a couple years ago who would say "is it okay if I pay you on the 10th? I paid extra on my other bills and forgot about daycare." Gee, thanks :rolleyes: I stupidly let it slide, then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,731
Posted By CountryRoads
Every diaper change I ask him if he needs to go...

Every diaper change I ask him if he needs to go potty. So, around 9:30, 11:45, after nap (around 2:30), and before he goes home (5:00). He is wet every time. I don't think he is behind on any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,731
Posted By CountryRoads
Tell Me if I'm Being Unreasonable

Dcb3.5 has never told me has to use the potty. Mom swears that he uses it at home, and she knows he does not use it here. She tried sending him in underwear a few months ago and he had an accident....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By CountryRoads
I used to get very annoyed when parents would...

I used to get very annoyed when parents would drop off their kids to me knowing they weren't working. I realized I had to change my mindset or it was going to drive me crazy - because it happens a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 226,471
Posted By CountryRoads
Dcg2 touches my chest at pick-up and say "your...

Dcg2 touches my chest at pick-up and say "your boobs?"

Why, yes. Yes, they are.

I think her dad was mortified :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By CountryRoads
Buckling in Carseat

Do you put your infants in their carseat for parents? I sometimes do, but I don't like to tighten them. I'm always afraid I'll get it too tight, so I leave that to the parents. I like to have them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5,511
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By CountryRoads
There was a mouse. In the daycare area. Right at...

There was a mouse. In the daycare area. Right at drop-off. Embarrassing.

Waiting for our cat to get it, but she keeps getting chased away by the kids. Looks I may have to try to catch it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5,511
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By CountryRoads
I have a dcm that told me her child is completely...

I have a dcm that told me her child is completely potty trained at home.

The mom has been caught in several lies before, so I have a hard time believing her.

Dcb always has a wet diaper at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 845
Posted By CountryRoads
As far as I could tell it went good. I could see...

As far as I could tell it went good. I could see that both kids walked to the gate, but then ran to go play with the outside toys. She did go grab dcb and bring him to the door. It was a little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 845
Posted By CountryRoads
I just typed up a letter to give to everybody...

I just typed up a letter to give to everybody that is very blunt. I'm hoping it works.

Dcm is the type who just doesn't care, I guess? I will have to physically go get her child if he's somewhere...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 845
Posted By CountryRoads
Ugh, I know. They are one of my only families...

Ugh, I know. They are one of my only families with 2 kids so they are a big chunk of my income. I wish I could.

I've been trying to fill a spot for a few weeks now. Just a slow time, I guess.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 845
Posted By CountryRoads
I quickly let her know this morning about the...

I quickly let her know this morning about the entrance change, but told her I would elaborate later. Should I just type up a message and send it to everyone now, then send a reminder message over the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 845
Posted By CountryRoads
Okay, so we got the driveway put in and next week...

Okay, so we got the driveway put in and next week everyone will be using the daycare door for drop-offs and pick-ups. I will be letting everyone know at pick-up tonight.

I need to let the dcm (ya...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By CountryRoads
Yes, I think you're right. If it's a contracted...

Yes, I think you're right. If it's a contracted day, then should pay the holiday rate.

Being part-time doesn't change that fact that their day fell on a holiday. I'm assuming they were just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By CountryRoads
I think that's a reasonable response! That's a...

I think that's a reasonable response! That's a good policy to have, too. I had a child have a reaction to the flu shot last year and got a rash all over her body. It was...scary. I think the mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By CountryRoads
I'll pm you mine :)

I'll pm you mine :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 828
Posted By CountryRoads
I close early on Halloween to take my kids on a...

I close early on Halloween to take my kids on a Halloween walk thing. I'm debating closing for the day so I can attend my kids' school parties. Oh, how I miss going to those :(

One thing I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By CountryRoads
I would do this as well. How fun! I bet the...

I would do this as well.

How fun! I bet the kids are gonna love it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By CountryRoads
How Many "Me" Days Is Too Much?

I find myself getting angry and stressed out over small things and think I need more time off. Like a "mental health day"? Is that a thing? :lol:

Does anyone else give themselves random days like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5,511
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 587,052
Posted By CountryRoads
And now he's going to be late tomorrow. So, he...

And now he's going to be late tomorrow. So, he will be here for one hour, then lunch, then nap, then snack, then he will leave about an hour after that.

So pointless.

But...I plan on having a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By CountryRoads
Do You Refund For Half Days?

I'm thinking about closing at lunchtime on Halloween so I can go to my kids' school party.

My contract states that I don't do half day rates - but I also don't charge when daycare is closed.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5,511
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 587,052
Posted By CountryRoads
Yes, that's what I was thinking, too. I do plan...

Yes, that's what I was thinking, too. I do plan on staying open. It is just so rare that I get a paid day off! I love when that happens :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5,511
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 587,052
Posted By CountryRoads
My only concern with this is that all my dcms...

My only concern with this is that all my dcms know each other and talk, so I would imagine it would come out that I "closed". I'm worried I will have the other moms questioning why they had to pay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By CountryRoads
I personally would tell her no. Our days don't...

I personally would tell her no. Our days don't end when their kids go home and I wish parents understood this. I would just let her know that you value your family time and can't accommodate any late...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5,511
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 587,052
Posted By CountryRoads
I feel like I can't tell her that :( She's...

I feel like I can't tell her that :( She's already paid for the day and if I say I'm "closed", then I don't get paid for that day at all. And yes, it is Friday. Of course :o It's actually her child's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5,511
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Posted By CountryRoads
One day this week I will only have one child....

One day this week I will only have one child. This rarely happens. And of course, it's the one child whose mom doesn't work. She is aware of her child being the only one here that day. Her response?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,900
Posted By CountryRoads
I have a dcm who also always says he's fine at...

I have a dcm who also always says he's fine at home, but it always comes out later that he was NOT fine. I think she knew she was trying to send him to daycare sick, so she said that hoping I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,489
Posted By CountryRoads
I do! I personally love having infants. Plus,...

I do! I personally love having infants. Plus, when they start that young, it's easier to get them on your schedule.

I've had several of my kids now since they were 6-7 weeks old.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 03:52 PM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 587,052
Posted By CountryRoads
Not about daycare, but need to get it out there! ...

Not about daycare, but need to get it out there!

Student in ds class is in the hospital. Small town, so someone texts me and says "oh, this person told this person and so and so told me that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,271
Posted By CountryRoads
One of my pet peeves is touching and getting too...

One of my pet peeves is touching and getting too close to each other! I try explaining to the kids that everyone has a bubble around them and when you get too close it can pop - so stay out of their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By CountryRoads
My first thought is to try ignoring it. Maybe...

My first thought is to try ignoring it. Maybe once he doesn't get the attention he is seeking, he will stop.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By CountryRoads
I also want to add that I have had almost all of...

I also want to add that I have had almost all of my families inconvenience me and my schedule at some point without caring how it affected me.

A negative way to look at it? Sure. But still true.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By CountryRoads
I still feel some guilt, but not as much as I...

I still feel some guilt, but not as much as I used to.

I'm usually open on Columbus Day, but I had to make an appointment and was able to get in on that day. All my families except 1 have that day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5,511
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 587,052
Posted By CountryRoads
I printed out a handbook for a family and went...

I printed out a handbook for a family and went over it before I gave it to them.

I forgot how blunt I was and how clear my policies are, yet some parents still give me problems with things that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,281
Posted By CountryRoads
A little off topic, but the bolded part really...

A little off topic, but the bolded part really stuck out to me!

I fee like it's the same way in the daycare business. Our day is not done when the last kid goes home. After I finish daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5,511
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Views: 587,052
Posted By CountryRoads
I'm just curious, how did the parents' respond?? ...

I'm just curious, how did the parents' respond??

Do they get mad? Or just "dang, I got caught" lol

I've only had to turn away at the door once, but oh my gosh. It was so awkward.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5,511
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 587,052
Posted By CountryRoads
Dcb is throwing a fit because dcg has a toy he...

Dcb is throwing a fit because dcg has a toy he wants.

Dcm: Say please. (he does)
Dcm: Okay, (child's name), give the toy to him. He said please.

I know you think that your child should have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By CountryRoads
Preschool Curriculum

I would like to start incorporating a preschool curriculum into my program. What do some of you do?

Themes monthly? Weekly?

Do work on say A,B,C,D and 0,1,2,3 one month? (each week a different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By CountryRoads
Thanks guys! He isn't leaving to go anywhere...

Thanks guys!

He isn't leaving to go anywhere else. His mom doesn't work and I think it finally became a financial issue.

I was thinking books. Can't go wrong with those!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By CountryRoads
Parting Gift?

When you have a child leave your daycare, do you give them a gift?

I have one leaving at the end of the month and would like to get him a little something. Just stumped on what to get!

Any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By CountryRoads
Oh, gosh. I would hope someone wouldn't ask to...

Oh, gosh. I would hope someone wouldn't ask to see our dogs :lol:

There's no hiding we have them. We have 2 and they are both medium-big. We have a german shepherd who barks aggressively when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5,511
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 587,052
Posted By CountryRoads
Does anyone have parents who actually pick up...

Does anyone have parents who actually pick up when they say they are going to?

I should know better by now, since it has never happened.

Going on 25 minutes late...

Maybe, just maybe,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By CountryRoads
Website?

Does anyone have a website? How did you create it? Does it come up when someone Googles "daycares in (your area)?"

I need to generate some business and I would like to try this route.


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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 07:11 AM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I would say throwing up if it's solid food. If it...

I would say throwing up if it's solid food. If it happens daily and you know its not an illness, that's a tough one. If the child just recently started doing it, and has been on solids for awhile,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 12:36 PM
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Posted By CountryRoads
I had a parent tell me she wishes I did weekend...

I had a parent tell me she wishes I did weekend care so she can bring their kids here. Their kids that are already with me 5 days a week.

:(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By CountryRoads
I ended up doing that! I locked a personal one...

I ended up doing that! I locked a personal one down and created a business page. However, fb noticed "suspicious" activity and needed a picture of me for review. So, now my accounts are locked until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 845
Posted By CountryRoads
Thanks for your reply! I was trying to go through...

Thanks for your reply! I was trying to go through every scenario in my head, and my biggest concern is her kids still running wild and running up our deck. We also have chickens in the back and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By CountryRoads
It's very rude. I always wonder, "do these people...

It's very rude. I always wonder, "do these people "forget" to pay their mortgage? Electric bill? Car payment?" UGH.

I would send him a text that payment is due at pick-up or late fees will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By CountryRoads
Gotcha. I think I will do a page set up as a...

Gotcha. I think I will do a page set up as a personal one - but for my daycare. I literally only want it for advertising. I have a different method of communicating with parents, so I don't plan in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By CountryRoads
I figured I was going to have to break down and...

I figured I was going to have to break down and do a Facebook!

So, I can do one just for business? I definitely don't want a personal one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 845
Posted By CountryRoads
Changing Entrances

My daycare is in our downstairs and right now everyone comes in through the upstairs and heads down. We are changing that within a couple weeks and the new entrance will be the downstairs.

We are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 06:38 AM
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Views: 635
Posted By CountryRoads
They need to supply diapers, change of clothes...

They need to supply diapers, change of clothes (weather appropriate), bottles and formula if necessary.

All of my parents bring a diaper bag or backpack everyday and hang it on their hook. I give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 05:18 PM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By CountryRoads
Is it just me or do some parents just not want to...

Is it just me or do some parents just not want to spend time with their kids anymore?

Dcm hasn't worked since May, brings dcb here everyday for 8 hours. I understand needing to get things done and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By CountryRoads
Advertising?

What do you guys do to advertise when you have a spot open?

I don't do Facebook. I did put an ad on Craigslist. I live in a super small town and have never had to advertise before!

I tried word...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 960
Posted By CountryRoads
I've never had a parent ask to use the bathroom. ...

I've never had a parent ask to use the bathroom.

My daycare is on a separate floor, so I wouldn't mind if they used the daycare bathroom. I would not be happy if they used our personal one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By CountryRoads
I've never had someone ask me to shorten naps,...

I've never had someone ask me to shorten naps, but I agree that some parents don't want to parent at home. They want their child to just fall asleep without any problems.

I have a dcm who puts her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5,511
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 587,052
Posted By CountryRoads
Please just pick up your kids and GO. I do...

Please just pick up your kids and GO.

I do not want you hanging around for 20 minutes talking to my husband (who usually hides in our room when dcd is here, but wasn't fast enough last night) -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By CountryRoads
I had an "extended leave policy" in place, but...

I had an "extended leave policy" in place, but took it out earlier this year. I realized how unfair it was to me.

My policy states "payment is required for all contracted days regardless of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By CountryRoads
Leaving for Preschool?

Just curious what others' thoughts/experiences are on this.

On one hand, I would love to only keep kids until they are, say 3 or 4, and then they go to preschool. Unfortunately, most kids here do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5,511
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 587,052
Posted By CountryRoads
Dcm is such a complainer. About everything....

Dcm is such a complainer. About everything. Everyday at drop-off and pick-up, I have to listen to some rant about how her child is so difficult and how hard she has it with a child like him. Which...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 471
Posted By CountryRoads
You can do a search for "door knob covers" on...

You can do a search for "door knob covers" on Amazon and find them right away. I also use them on a couple other doors where I don't want the kids having access to!

They work great for me!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 471
Posted By CountryRoads
I'm required to have these, too. We have the...

I'm required to have these, too.

We have the "Schlage Panic Proof" door knobs. I just keep one of those door knob cover things on the door going outside so I don't have any escapees :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5,511
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 587,052
Posted By CountryRoads
As soon as we came in from outside, he took them...

As soon as we came in from outside, he took them off himself and put them away :rolleyes:

Maybe it's one of those he "saves the drama for his mama" moments. He knows I expect it from him, and I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5,511
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 587,052
Posted By CountryRoads
Dcb2.5 has a hard time doing anything for himself...

Dcb2.5 has a hard time doing anything for himself (taking off coat, taking off shoes, etc.) - because his mom does it all for him.

We've been working on taking his shoes off and he's able to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5,511
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 587,052
Posted By CountryRoads
Dcb2 is a momma's boy and has separation anxiety...

Dcb2 is a momma's boy and has separation anxiety issues. He was doing so much better and was reaching for me and waving bye to mom at drop-off.

He went on vacation for 2 weeks and now we are back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By CountryRoads
Do you require notice? I require 2 week...

Do you require notice?

I require 2 week notice that must be paid regardless of attendance.

So, if a parent told me August 30 that their child can start preschool September 1, they would still...
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