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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By Sumshine
What a good idea! I've seen it before but never...

What a good idea! I've seen it before but never thought to actually do it :lol:

We did it this afternoon and it turned out well! The kids like them and they had fun making them! My pile of broken...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-27-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,200
Posted By Sumshine
I did this the other day too! :lol:

I did this the other day too! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By Sumshine
Thanks for the other sensory threads and the...

Thanks for the other sensory threads and the information about dried beans... I never would of even thought of that being a toxin!

Is there a way to search for threads on here????

I like the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By Sumshine
Sensory Bins

Now that I am pretty settled I am ready to focus on some sensory bin ideas! Up until now we pretty much just played with Play-Doh or moon sand but I made a bin last week with the rainbow balls that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,216
Posted By Sumshine
From my understanding you won't be granted the...

From my understanding you won't be granted the variance either because I was told if you haven't been licensed for a year in MN you may not have any variances! :(

I could be incorrect or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By Sumshine
Thanks for the tips! Next time I request any pick...

Thanks for the tips! Next time I request any pick up I guess I will be VERY specific about a time frame and request a reply with a game plan of who is gerring the kiddos and when!

I guess I did...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By Sumshine
Power Outage Questions

What do you all do whem the power goes out? It happened here and I was quoted 2-3 hours until it would be up and running from the energy company. I decided it was probably best to just close for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,661
Posted By Sumshine
My FAVORITE room when I worked in the center was...

My FAVORITE room when I worked in the center was the infant room! I would have 4 babies of different ages/ranges to myself when I closed. We only had 1 infant room so they stayed until 1 and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,068
Posted By Sumshine
Honestly it seems she needs 1 on 1 care! I...

Honestly it seems she needs 1 on 1 care! I wouldn't be able to do it and I am well versed with autistic children from having 2 siblings under the age of 18 on the spectrum. They are great at escaping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By Sumshine
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By Sumshine
I don't think you need a specific funeral policy....

I don't think you need a specific funeral policy. What's your absence policy? My parents would know they have to pay me even if they miss a whole week no matter what because my program is based off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By Sumshine
Sweet! I knew that you would know BC! Thanks!!!! ...

Sweet! I knew that you would know BC! Thanks!!!!

This makes me feel much better! I was really concerned I had honestly overlooked something!!!! Phew!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By Sumshine
Hmmm I don't think I read anything like that. My...

Hmmm I don't think I read anything like that. My cots are very "pourus" though IMO that's why I chose them! Easy to clean and good air flow!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By Sumshine
If it's a requirement I really missed it! I only...

If it's a requirement I really missed it! I only see stuff about sheets on pnps and crib matresses! I really hope it isn't I like the method/way I've been doing it and the kids don't seem to mind any!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By Sumshine
I agree go with what your contract says. All my...

I agree go with what your contract says. All my families are well aware that they pay for their spot not enrollment.

I am not flexible about last-minute absences at all! It puts you in a financial...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By Sumshine
Sheets On Cots?

So obviously I have sheets for my pack and play mat and my porta-crib! But do I need sheets on my cots?!

I recently became a part of a big provider Facebook group and I notice a lot of sheets on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By Sumshine
I do see that as a valid point! Never thought of...

I do see that as a valid point! Never thought of it that way! I could definitely understand where condos and apartments get tricky! I wouldn't want a bunch of people in and out of a secured facility...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By Sumshine
I don't know about CA but in MN you need...

I don't know about CA but in MN you need permission to run a daycare forsure if you rent and I've heard of associations limiting kids or not allowing daycares at all even if you own! One particularly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By Sumshine
I did a complete overhaul on my handbook and made...

I did a complete overhaul on my handbook and made all parents read and sign it about 1.5 months in lol! It feels great! Now I'm just waiting for this nice weather to come through! I live in MN and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By Sumshine
Finally Settled!

Well I think within 3 months of opening I am where I need to be!

I have purchased my last items on my "wish list" when I opened and couldn't get every last thing I wanted with my budget.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By Sumshine
We have a nice resource and it's just a link with...

We have a nice resource and it's just a link with all of the licensed providers in my county with their available openings and that is what I will give people when I turn them down! If I think a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By Sumshine
I wouldn't put the gender/age part. I know in my...

I wouldn't put the gender/age part. I know in my state we can't discriminate based on gender or age when it comes to admittance into your daycare and if somebody took that the wrong way I could see...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-09-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,662
Posted By Sumshine
That makes sense! Thank you! :)

That makes sense! Thank you! :)
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-09-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,662
Posted By Sumshine
Food Expenses????

I am sure this has been asked before and I have tried searching but I've yet to find any answer that I understand.

I participate in the food program. I assume I claim my reimbursement as taxable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,314
Posted By Sumshine
I turned my mudroom next to the laundry room into...

I turned my mudroom next to the laundry room into my animals room! I have 2 cats and 2 dogs (1 small 1 big). They love their own space! I have a cat tower, some beds, toys, etc. The cats stay in and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By Sumshine
It's not necessarily a per hour thing. It's based...

It's not necessarily a per hour thing. It's based on hours scheduled. If a kiddo is scheduled to be here 9 hours or less a day it's my regular rate. 10-11 hours a day is $10 more and 11-12 hours is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 996
Posted By Sumshine
I am not really experienced with allergies. My...

I am not really experienced with allergies. My kiddos don't have any! But if you had even a suspicion of an allergic reaction I think I would personally demand a doctor's note explaining the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By Sumshine
For the older kids I suggest Minute to Win It...

For the older kids I suggest Minute to Win It games! You can pick up tons of stuff from the dollar store that can be used for multiple games and a lot of the stuff is just hanging around the house!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By Sumshine
I agree with this so much! I'm 3 months in and I...

I agree with this so much! I'm 3 months in and I started off with weekly fees but put that kids could only be here 10 hours a day that didn't end up happening and of course how do you go back once...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2017, 06:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,648
Posted By Sumshine
I would suggest what PP is saying with the door...

I would suggest what PP is saying with the door alarms. Not only will the sound startle the kiddos but it will immediately alert you to what they are up to should they creep away while you're doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,107
Posted By Sumshine
I would text her letting her know DCG appears to...

I would text her letting her know DCG appears to be upset or in some pain (if it appears that way?) And if things don't get better by/before lunch she has to go home as she can't participate in daily...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,202
Posted By Sumshine
Can you pm me this too??? I have an interview...

Can you pm me this too??? I have an interview tomorrow night with my new hour based rates and I'm trying to "sell" it as well! Wondering if maybe your sheet will help make sure what I have typed up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By Sumshine
I have 1 room with a video monitor. I have 1...

I have 1 room with a video monitor. I have 1 Portacrib as I only take 1 infant at a time and 6 cots. I lay them out and make sure they have enough space in between them for me to walk through if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,384
Posted By Sumshine
I do in the basement of my split level. ...

I do in the basement of my split level.

There is a patio door to my backyard but parents come through the front and drop them off upstairs where we eat breakfast and pick up downstairs where the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By Sumshine
I would be able to live with it for everyone else...

I would be able to live with it for everyone else at the daycare it's my own kid who I'm concerned about!!! Funny how I can manage everything else with the other kiddos but when it comes to my own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By Sumshine
What?! I'd go crazy! My own son doesn't nap and...

What?! I'd go crazy! My own son doesn't nap and it's how I keep him occupied quietly it's split between TV and quiet activities! I'm not big on sticking your kid in front of the TV but I feel a bit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 917
Posted By Sumshine
I do a bit of traditional pre k every morning. We...

I do a bit of traditional pre k every morning. We sit and briefly go over a letter, number, color, and shape every day and do a worksheet for the older ones that involves beginning handwriting of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By Sumshine
I agree they are VERY capable of understanding...

I agree they are VERY capable of understanding you!

I don't think letting them cry in an open space where they can clearly see you and you can clearly see them is a "punishment". I would just be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2017, 05:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By Sumshine
We have some REALLLLLLLY cheap daycares out here...

We have some REALLLLLLLY cheap daycares out here (mainly for SA care), some average, and some spendy!

One mom I interviewed said she's only paying $90 a week currently and everywhere was asking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2017, 04:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,979
Posted By Sumshine
It took mine less than a month! Which I thought...

It took mine less than a month! Which I thought was fast lol! Thought it would take longer! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By Sumshine
I bought a 6 pack of cots! I like them a lot they...

I bought a 6 pack of cots! I like them a lot they are easy to store, arrange, deep clean, and sanitize. I believe they were $140-160 for all 6! They were a pain to assemble though!

Any kiddo 1+...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By Sumshine
It is a lot but in the end I think it will make...

It is a lot but in the end I think it will make me a much happier provider. I can't run myself down too much and I like to be flexible where I can be but if you want to utilize me for more than 10...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,202
Posted By Sumshine
I post pics of our daycare area and a few of our...

I post pics of our daycare area and a few of our latest activities with a description of what I have to offer, where I'm located, hours etc. I use the BST FB groups a lot and my towns "Bulletin...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By Sumshine
You are definitely right! I set myself up to be a...

You are definitely right! I set myself up to be a little lower to stay competitive and get people in the door my first year but I really went too low somehow I did not jump on the right band wagon...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By Sumshine
Thank you everyone! You guys always offer the...

Thank you everyone! You guys always offer the most empowering advice!

I talk to a couple providers in my area but they are so laid-back I don't know how they can do it I guess I'm just too much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By Sumshine
Thanks BC! When I set out to do daycare I wanted...

Thanks BC! When I set out to do daycare I wanted to be a little bit cheaper than the others just to start off with for the first year but I didn't realize how much cheaper I was lol I was going off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By Sumshine
I like the idea too but never heard of it until...

I like the idea too but never heard of it until this forum! Had I known before I started I think I would of done it this way to begin with lol!

It is straightforward and it basically holds parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By Sumshine
Thanks for the advice! I am hoping that...

Thanks for the advice!

I am hoping that people will pick up earlier to save some money so I can move on with my nights. It's hard when you have kiddos 5 mins to close! I purposely turned away...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By Sumshine
This is a really good idea! I wouldn't have...

This is a really good idea! I wouldn't have thought of this solution if I was ever put in this position! I think being proactive and then taking the time to show and explain to them the "facts" and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By Sumshine
Rates...

So I know I am way under selling myselF for rates. I have learned from interviews and from a few providers letting me know that I am any where from $10-30 a week cheaper than average in home costs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,108
Posted By Sumshine
I would try to actively fill the spot and...

I would try to actively fill the spot and advertise! I'd tell DCM drop in doesn't guarantee a spot and because of that you may not always be able to take DCG.

Once the spot was filled I'd tell DCM...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-17-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,387
Posted By Sumshine
Nope! Not enough of a need for it in my area for...

Nope! Not enough of a need for it in my area for me to do it. I've only had one person ask about it for an inquiry.

Also literally no idea how to accept assistance if I ever had to????
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4,573
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 440,629
Posted By Sumshine
I would be having a conversation with the...

I would be having a conversation with the parents/neighbors! I would just say I'm trying to run a business and I can get in big trouble and be held liable for a lot of things that don't seem to be a...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-17-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,387
Posted By Sumshine
I agree I handle all late payments and things of...

I agree I handle all late payments and things of that nature pretty privately. I don't have a sign-in and sign-out sheet that the parents have to do but I have my own and I will write reminders next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By Sumshine
I don't know what I would do if my house wasn't...

I don't know what I would do if my house wasn't laid out the way it was! I am so thankful that I purchased my home a month after I decided I wanted to do childcare lol! I was crazy picky! I wanted to...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-17-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,851
Posted By Sumshine
Wooooo! I was only officially opened for 1...

Wooooo!

I was only officially opened for 1 month in 2016 and didn't have many kiddos until the last week of Dec so my business was a dive for 2016. I am going to enjoy what will be the only return...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,119
Posted By Sumshine
I have so many toys! One time when I was gone for...

I have so many toys! One time when I was gone for a weekend I came back to find my basement floor literally FULL of toys (thanks DH for managing DS lol!)

I do my best to keep organized. I LOVE my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By Sumshine
Thanks for the advice everyone! It's supposed to...

Thanks for the advice everyone! It's supposed to be nice out so I'm hoping to get some good outdoor time in and I think I'll plan a light craft thay day instead of Wednesdays like I usually do! My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,064
Posted By Sumshine
Maybe he has a hemorrhoid? It could just be it...

Maybe he has a hemorrhoid? It could just be it really hurts because he's holding it in so long but it just seems there is something REALLY hurting him. There has to be something that can ease this up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,064
Posted By Sumshine
Yes my policies state if a kid is clearly...

Yes my policies state if a kid is clearly uncomfortable or unable to participate in daily activities parents must pick up.

This kiddo is clearly uncomfortable and can't participate in anything in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By Sumshine
First Drop In

So I'm potentially taking on my first drop in kiddo next Tuesday! Mom has solid DC currently but her provider is taking a few days off here or there in the near future and she wants back up. I told...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,058
Posted By Sumshine
I had one DCP upset another DCP drove out of...

I had one DCP upset another DCP drove out of driveway with DCBs older SA siblings (not in my care) who didn't appear to be buckled in. She said the kiddos were clearly standing up in the backseat and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,106
Posted By Sumshine
Before I became licensed and I was caring for 1...

Before I became licensed and I was caring for 1 family I had a 6 yr old boy who would tell parents I didn't feed him lunch, my son would hit him all day, we never go outside, etc. I got sick of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By Sumshine
Mega blocks we have so many and the kids (oldest...

Mega blocks we have so many and the kids (oldest one in my care us 3) use EVERY one!

My little ones also play with plastic train tracks daily! They love them and build like crazy with them! It's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 785
Posted By Sumshine
I would love to disable any comments/reviews etc...

I would love to disable any comments/reviews etc from mine as well. How do you do it??? I've tried! I have a business FB page... I have some reviews but they are all my family lol! I just want a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By Sumshine
I do things a little differently than most. I...

I do things a little differently than most. I make my rates so I am able to plan ahead/afford this way and parents feel they are getting something special and a "deal" they wouldn't get elsewhere!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By Sumshine
Hmmm maybe there is something more going on...

Hmmm maybe there is something more going on especially if he can't tell it's "his color" and he's drinking out of wrong cups. Maybe he truly is color blind or something? But that doesn't explain his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 978
Posted By Sumshine
I have a very small trampoline that is about two...

I have a very small trampoline that is about two inches off the ground attached to my small swing set and licensing was okay with it. It's not netted all around but has pool noodle material around...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By Sumshine
I had a really hard time finding everything...

I had a really hard time finding everything needed for licensing standards in one kit that wasn't a million dollars and didn't have a bunch of extra extreme stuff I didn't need!

I bought a $16 one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,144
Posted By Sumshine
As a provider I'd now understand I...

As a provider I'd now understand I shouldn't/can't use my sick day for a snow day.

As a parent who had her son in an in home daycare a few months ago I'd be thinking I am able to use my sick day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,144
Posted By Sumshine
Unless your policies specifically state otherwise...

Unless your policies specifically state otherwise I would unfortunately just take the day unpaid to not cause any irritations. If it was just 1 family I may pick that battle but since it's multiple...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 894
Posted By Sumshine
I had a DCM constantly late too and showing up...

I had a DCM constantly late too and showing up without telling me they'd be late at like 10 am or else not showing up at all and letting me know at 11am they won't be here for the day. My last straw...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,231
Posted By Sumshine
I have that entire Ikea set including utensils. I...

I have that entire Ikea set including utensils. I love it but I only ever hand wash the daycare dishes and I haven't noticed any deterioration.

I also only use the plastic Ikea utensils for kids 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By Sumshine
I haven't necessarily had an interview where they...

I haven't necessarily had an interview where they were clearly being offensive even if they didn't mean it. I don't know what I would have done in that scenario.

I did however have an interview...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,012
Posted By Sumshine
I literally LOL at this! I would lose it! Lice is...

I literally LOL at this! I would lose it! Lice is so not my thing! My little sister used to bring it home every year when she was in middle school. I think I'm scarred for life because of it!

OP-...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By Sumshine
I agree I would just put it on your program...

I agree I would just put it on your program structure. Say that they will have much more fun elsewhere and with peers their own age :)

You can also say that you like to devote your time and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,735
Posted By Sumshine
I didn't know they make magnetic paint! I have...

I didn't know they make magnetic paint! I have some cool fridge magnets that never get used because we are hardly upstairs where my kitchen is and I was thinking of buying/hanging a big baking sheet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By Sumshine
I use BrightWheel and I post group pics,...

I use BrightWheel and I post group pics, individual pics, our art projects, etc on there during nap time and the parents love it. I use the calander to remind of events like our valentines day party...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By Sumshine
That is the same in my state as well only if it's...

That is the same in my state as well only if it's well water. Since I have city water they don't request anything else of me.

Hopefully that's what they meant so it will be easy for you! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By Sumshine
Ahhhh I know! Last week I never had a full group...

Ahhhh I know! Last week I never had a full group all were sick or sent home at one point throughout the week! We have all had a viral infection, nasty cough, fever, body aches, etc. It appeared all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,697
Posted By Sumshine
Thanks for the advice! It's really hard to stay...

Thanks for the advice! It's really hard to stay cool and collected at this point and make amazing/the best decisions because I'm REALLY irritated lol and my friends/fam aren't much help so I really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,735
Posted By Sumshine
I bought a BUNCH of posters from the dollar tree!...

I bought a BUNCH of posters from the dollar tree! They have ABCs, 123s, oposite words/pics, synonym words/pics, shapes, colors, life of a butterfly, life of a frog, and I got a big birthday one for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,697
Posted By Sumshine
Thank you everyone! I am ready to move on that is...

Thank you everyone! I am ready to move on that is forsure I don't want to fester about it. Easier said than done but I'm trying my best! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,697
Posted By Sumshine
I thought since it had been a few days we were...

I thought since it had been a few days we were over it but she clearly isn't!

I am so over it I just want to be done and move on. I felt and am still feeling great about my decision to be done but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,697
Posted By Sumshine
Newest update. Mom is having tons of friends...

Newest update.

Mom is having tons of friends post all over local garage sale sites, my business page, and reaching out to current parents saying I abandoned her daughter and changed her bus route...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,276
Posted By Sumshine
My son rarely naps and every once in a blue moon...

My son rarely naps and every once in a blue moon 3 yr old DCB doesn't nap either. They have the choice of
A- Watching some TV on their cots in the general daycare area while the others nap in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,697
Posted By Sumshine
Yes it does! I feel much better now! I feel...

Yes it does!

I feel much better now! I feel like I'm on a good path to gaining the control/structure I NEED in order for me to stay sane and provide the best care possible for these other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By Sumshine
When I was a daycare parent and not a provider if...

When I was a daycare parent and not a provider if I would have walked into my son's daycare and heard that more than once or twice (I know kids are kids and sometimes say odd ball things they pick up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,697
Posted By Sumshine
I agree! And she is somewhat friends (went to...

I agree! And she is somewhat friends (went to high school) with one of my newer DCPs and mom came in last night happy as ever to see her baby and dad dropped off this morning pleasant as usual so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,697
Posted By Sumshine
I think she needs to really do the before and...

I think she needs to really do the before and after school club it's the same price only they don't do meals or snacks so she'd have to pack her with something! DCG would be with peers her own age...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By Sumshine
I just ended care with my SA due to a lot of...

I just ended care with my SA due to a lot of circumstances other than her just being a SA but I knew I wouldn't make it through summer and I was dreading spring break!

It's just not for me. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,697
Posted By Sumshine
She just responded to my text about immediately...

She just responded to my text about immediately terminating care with

"Thats fine I don't want her there anyways thank you"

I am not responding back but I had to literally LOL I felt like I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 965
Posted By Sumshine
I haven't dealt with it on the provider side yet!...

I haven't dealt with it on the provider side yet! My daycare kiddos obviously act out a little when DCPs show up but nothing too crazy. When my son was in DC full time he WAS this child. I didnt know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,697
Posted By Sumshine
I know! I warned a provider around my corner with...

I know! I warned a provider around my corner with openings in case she calls her! Lol!

Also realllllllly awkward DCM posted on the local garage sale sites looking for care. My aunt tagged me in it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 20,360
Posted By Sumshine
When I send a sick kid home I do a small report...

When I send a sick kid home I do a small report similar to an incident report and I put "check with me on X date in regards to your child's readmittance"

This ensures they know that not only are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,697
Posted By Sumshine
Alright I did it! "No need to worry about...

Alright I did it!

"No need to worry about it. I am terminating care immediately. I will have the termination document and her things mailed to you tomorrow. Thank you."

Done done done! I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,697
Posted By Sumshine
I am really so afraid that her opinion of me will...

I am really so afraid that her opinion of me will affect future clientele! I am not typically nice nor am I a people pleaser! Lol! But I am.so afraid of what she will say or do if I don't try to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,697
Posted By Sumshine
You are so right. I just wish this didn't have to...

You are so right. I just wish this didn't have to be more difficult then it already has gotten! I am so over it! All of it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,697
Posted By Sumshine
Ug I really didn't want to have to do that! I...

Ug I really didn't want to have to do that! I really wanted to try to keep the ball in her court and wither have her finish the 2 week in full or be done before Monday hits!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,697
Posted By Sumshine
I have chosen not to reply to her because I have...

I have chosen not to reply to her because I have tried every which way to be nice but it's a waste of my efforts. I can't believe I was even willing to try to take her on Tuesdays or give her the...
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