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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By rosieteddy
I would close indefinitely. I had to close for...

I would close indefinitely. I had to close for personal reasons in the middle of my career. Families understood and moved on with no hard feelings. When I was ready to reopen I was full again in 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By rosieteddy
Just don't make your patio to close or...

Just don't make your patio to close or comfortable .Otherwise parents will hang out to long LOL.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 472
Posted By rosieteddy
I like Black cats answer.Do you think any of them...

I like Black cats answer.Do you think any of them apologize to their work for taking earned time off?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By rosieteddy
So many to list. I would definitely look for the...

So many to list. I would definitely look for the separate entrance.Though personally I liked having use of my kitchen and back sunroom. I loved having the change of scenery ,mornings downstairs and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By rosieteddy
Maybe its time to stop offering childcare. As a...

Maybe its time to stop offering childcare. As a previous poster said "they will just stop telling you their plans or outright lie". It might be time to take a long term break until we see where this...
Forum: Curriculum 06-04-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By rosieteddy
I used Carols Affordable Curriculum for years.It...

I used Carols Affordable Curriculum for years.It was helpful to have all the supplies show up monthly.I didn't always follow the curriculum ,but it was a great building block.Parents were happy with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By rosieteddy
Is your son daycare age? If so why not get a few...

Is your son daycare age? If so why not get a few duplicates of the ones he wants to play with. Then he can have the choice to put some of his things in DC. I always went by the rule that if a friend...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-03-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By rosieteddy
I just took the meal allowance at tax time.Keep a...

I just took the meal allowance at tax time.Keep a count of days and meals fed.As each child starts you can add them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By rosieteddy
My two sons were in my DC.They didnt play with...

My two sons were in my DC.They didnt play with their special toys during DC .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By rosieteddy
I always did 15 min past closing time .Sometimes...

I always did 15 min past closing time .Sometimes 6:30 -7pm.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By rosieteddy
Snow Mom what a jerk art teacher is. Seriously...

Snow Mom what a jerk art teacher is. Seriously couldn't give the kid an A.Its art for G... sake ,during a pandemic no less.Grrrrr get over yourself.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By rosieteddy
I would set up a separate playspace.I used a...

I would set up a separate playspace.I used a pen.Tell her on arrival you expect nice playing.First offense she goes in "clubhouse "with a book (preferably soft).After 15 min another chance,if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By rosieteddy
We had to load 2 trucks in a snow squall last...

We had to load 2 trucks in a snow squall last Saturday.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By rosieteddy
I wouldn't even give her a deadline .Let her know...

I wouldn't even give her a deadline .Let her know you are offering the spot to someone else.When she actually moves you can re interview. This is a huge red flag. I wouldn't want to deal with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By rosieteddy
I am not sure where you live but Ma is closed...

I am not sure where you live but Ma is closed until June 29th.I would take pictures of your setup.Include sleeping area,kitchen/ eating area,yard playroom and Daycare bathroom. I personally would do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By rosieteddy
you have a perfect opportunity to change things....

you have a perfect opportunity to change things. Why not take this time to shorten the hours.The clients can choose to work with you on this. As you have been closed for the pandemic perfect time....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By rosieteddy
Fake it till you make it is my new motto.I always...

Fake it till you make it is my new motto.I always over thought every thing.Then I realized didn't matter.Just do whats best for you.They can follow your lead. Less words the better.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By rosieteddy
Send your letter.Reopen when you want.

Send your letter.Reopen when you want.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By rosieteddy
When I first transitioned to same room nap I...

When I first transitioned to same room nap I stayed with them.I put a radio station on a little louder than normal.More than background music.I found it drowned out each other and any doorbells or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By rosieteddy
The other 7 have now broken their contract.I...

The other 7 have now broken their contract.I would think hard about excepting them back.However as my mother used to say "don't cut your nose off to spite your face".Meaning rewrite a contract for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By rosieteddy
In Ma. they just extended the daycare closure to...

In Ma. they just extended the daycare closure to June 29th. Two reasons I would stay closed if I were you.1-newborn baby. No way if I could afford to close indefinitely would I reopen. You are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By rosieteddy
I would defiantly give them until June. Why not...

I would defiantly give them until June. Why not start on a good note? Every week older the baby is the less work to care for them. Not to mention the other children returning will need to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By rosieteddy
I wouldn't feel bad either.They are being paid...

I wouldn't feel bad either.They are being paid their full pay.You are asking for 50 %.Do you usually have the summer off? Maybe you could offer to take the last weeks fee and apply it to the first...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By rosieteddy
Ha ha ha lol I bet not!

Ha ha ha lol I bet not!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By rosieteddy
Cat Herder is right.I would not give a...

Cat Herder is right.I would not give a refund.They choose last two weeks so be it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By rosieteddy
My suggestion would be to close.At 62 and with...

My suggestion would be to close.At 62 and with some health concerns why not? In Ma.right now all DC centers are closed until May4th that is along with all schools and colleges .This is serious. Let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 912
Posted By rosieteddy
As hard as it is ,they have to close daycares....

As hard as it is ,they have to close daycares. Those children can get the virus and spread it without symptoms. The 6 ,10 or more children you care for may have siblings ,elderly grandparents and or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By rosieteddy
Why not offer 4 day slot .Take Friday or Monday...

Why not offer 4 day slot .Take Friday or Monday close and charge a little more for 4 days.At one point I closed Fridays and instead of 250 for five days charged 225 for 4 days.They saved 25 dollars...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By rosieteddy
All great answers.You will regret it if you have...

All great answers.You will regret it if you have to miss his meets.There will be other DC clients your family grows up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By rosieteddy
I always had a neighbor on standby in an...

I always had a neighbor on standby in an emergency situation.Even if just to help with calming the children down.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By rosieteddy
I had a great 3 season porch.When it was raining...

I had a great 3 season porch.When it was raining or too cold we would put coats on.There was an oval rug they marched and pulled pull toys around the rug to music.Sometimes we would play like musical...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-04-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By rosieteddy
Do you need Daycare because you work?If the...

Do you need Daycare because you work?If the answer is yes then you need to prepare him for group care. That would mean teaching him to sleep alone,stopping nursing to sleep ect. If you do not work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By rosieteddy
The only requirement you can truly control is...

The only requirement you can truly control is Baby must take a bottle well before care starts.I would have mom come and feed child bottle at least once the week before start day.If child can not take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By rosieteddy
I think 6 is to early for bed.They barely get...

I think 6 is to early for bed.They barely get home and eat when they are put to bed.Mom needs to push it out at least till 7.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,234
Posted By rosieteddy
I also would term.It is not fair to the child,you...

I also would term.It is not fair to the child,you or the other children. I would give a two week notice.You have done your best.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 35,751
Posted By rosieteddy
I can not count the number of times I have had to...

I can not count the number of times I have had to say "close your mouth and swallow your spit. LOL some kids need to be taught this.Did he possibly have a bottle or pacifier longer than the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By rosieteddy
I was lucky I asked our association (D.C) if...

I was lucky I asked our association (D.C) if there were any new providers. One women bought the 5 seat stroller ,kitchen set and all the play bikes for 350.Some things I just gave to provider friends...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By rosieteddy
You could serve snack, do story time and then a...

You could serve snack, do story time and then a little adult led play time modeling quieter activities in your playspace. Obviously two hours at the table wouldn't work for any age. Naptime is hard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By rosieteddy
When is morning nap? I readjusted my program to...

When is morning nap? I readjusted my program to do Storytime and table activities with the toddlers while babies slept.Maybe take loudest toys away at that time.I know the "screamer"is just playing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By rosieteddy
I would go with "sorry no longer offering 2 days...

I would go with "sorry no longer offering 2 days only".If pushed state that you lost cousin because of this and need to fill slots.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By rosieteddy
I loved having a separate fenced yard.I fenced a...

I loved having a separate fenced yard.I fenced a dog area ,I could open the door and dog went out.It also had a gate to the "big yard".Then I had a decent fenced daycare yard.This is where the sand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By rosieteddy
In answer to your question.No you should not have...

In answer to your question.No you should not have to wash bottles.I would have asked for the three bottles to be brought the next day.I would have put the left behind bottle through the dishwasher...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By rosieteddy
I always got my forms free on...

I always got my forms free on ...thedaycarelady.com site. They are free and there is a form for everything I could think of and I could change around to fit my needs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By rosieteddy
I wasn't sure you offered half days.My program...

I wasn't sure you offered half days.My program was set up that if a child was leaving early they had to pick up before nap.I did discourage that ,that is what I meant by "special".
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By rosieteddy
Nope I would not call for 2pm pickup. That would...

Nope I would not call for 2pm pickup. That would be so disruptive to your day. I at most would want him picked up at 12:45 1 at latest.Do you offer half days?Once you start making concessions others...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,286
Posted By rosieteddy
I always expected the behavior to be good as...

I always expected the behavior to be good as well.That being said I did use a "good "chart for my own son the year he was 4.He was such a "pill".I had 3 other children 2 older 1 younger and he would...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-07-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By rosieteddy
I think you should be able to claim -o income. I...

I think you should be able to claim -o income. I would look into it ,possibly with a professional tax person.Start up costs should be deductible.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,286
Posted By rosieteddy
I personally would ask for a meeting with mom.I...

I personally would ask for a meeting with mom.I would put a stop on this now."Dear Mom,This behavior with Petey needs to stop."I would start the bye bye outside take him in then let her do the sign...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By rosieteddy
Close the rest of the week.Reopen Monday .

Close the rest of the week.Reopen Monday .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By rosieteddy
I totally get it.That is a huge disadvantage to...

I totally get it.That is a huge disadvantage to Family child care.Enrollment can be so fickle. I would sit and figure a pro and con list for staying open and one for closing.Do what you think will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By rosieteddy
Why not start closing procedures now.Its only the...

Why not start closing procedures now.Its only the 4th of Feb,it would be kind to give a heads up.Do you really want to end this career on a sour note? I even credited my families tuition when I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By rosieteddy
I had to close after my heart attack.Not much...

I had to close after my heart attack.Not much notice andevery parent found care.First they worked together ,then when I was not able to lift anyone for weeks .I was feeling so guilty,but they were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By rosieteddy
Could you justify the terming .Like fill his spot...

Could you justify the terming .Like fill his spot with a full time infant .That way it won't feel like your just taking advantage of the influx of new clients.In the end do what you think will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By rosieteddy
Maybe try putting him in playyard with x amount...

Maybe try putting him in playyard with x amount of soft toys.Do it after the first incident each day,when the toys are gone he can watch his friends play .Let him out "rinse repeat".So stress ful for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By rosieteddy
I would send a note telling Mom she needs to text...

I would send a note telling Mom she needs to text her arrival and take them from front door.I would explain that they are testing to see who is in control.They are playing you and the parent against...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By rosieteddy
Use the Lysol spray on the legos then let it dry...

Use the Lysol spray on the legos then let it dry naturally.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-29-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,175
Posted By rosieteddy
Your feelings are very real.Its winter,holidays...

Your feelings are very real.Its winter,holidays are over everyone is cooped up.When my family was young I always tried to do something on weekends.For me nighttime was to hard.I quickly cleaned up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By rosieteddy
Its so stressful when the state steps in.I always...

Its so stressful when the state steps in.I always felt they needed to find "something"job preservation if you will.Sorry you are going through this .I think it sounds like you have the solution.Copy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By rosieteddy
I o pickup.always charged per family.After 3 late...

I o pickup.always charged per family.After 3 late pick-ups I might have changed that ,it never went that far .Usually two hefty fees was enough to at least get there back up to pick up on time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By rosieteddy
If they are up by 3 parent is doing something...

If they are up by 3 parent is doing something wrong.Maybe they are putting the child down right after dinner .No playtime or parent time.Smile and say sorry everyone is up at 3 .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By rosieteddy
how late do they get up?Maybe put them down...

how late do they get up?Maybe put them down earlier up no later than 3 pm.Then I would just tell parent you will "try".Or that you will wake them up first.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By rosieteddy
Charge a little more to cover summers.If you try...

Charge a little more to cover summers.If you try to charge for summer with no attendance they would probally leave.When I had teachers contracts they paid a little more .They paid from last week of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By rosieteddy
I also had a neighbor on call in case of...

I also had a neighbor on call in case of emergency.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By rosieteddy
She could be allergic to her formula.Even breast...

She could be allergic to her formula.Even breast milk can turn.I had a sibling like that and we figured it out to be the breast milk turned when expressed and bottled.She went on formula with me and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,761
Posted By rosieteddy
There is good and bad everywhere.I worked at a...

There is good and bad everywhere.I worked at a center and ran my own family child care almost 30 yrs.Some teachers are better than others ,some days are better than others.Each parent needs to find...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By rosieteddy
I also never told perspective clients the age and...

I also never told perspective clients the age and ratio enrolled. I am licensed for 6 and am legal was all I shared.As far as child I would also set a small separate area up even a play pen.If child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By rosieteddy
I would insist on a Doctors note.A true allergy...

I would insist on a Doctors note.A true allergy in my program had to be creditable .Otherwise it started opening all kinds of "special"treatment plans.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By rosieteddy
Parents always brought children in to coat area.I...

Parents always brought children in to coat area.I would let them know new home new rules.You should stay with the children already there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 05:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By rosieteddy
I would go with snowmoms letter.Then I would send...

I would go with snowmoms letter.Then I would send a notice to everyone that contracted hours would be instituted.Pick a basic 9 hour window say 7am -4pm anything over 4pm and an additional charge is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By rosieteddy
I say teach him to stop moving it.You could move...

I say teach him to stop moving it.You could move those kind of furniture against a wall.I had to do that,maybe reconfigure the layout.I could have heavy table ,train table and two bookcases( low and...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 01-17-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By rosieteddy
Separate the offending child.I set up a playspace...

Separate the offending child.I set up a playspace gated and everytime they hurt remove them and ignore.Spend your time attending to the hurt child.I found sometimes especially in winter we needed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By rosieteddy
Go with your normal schedule.This is group care...

Go with your normal schedule.This is group care and you cannot cater to each individual child.I would reply with if "I WILL TRY".Then do what you need to do. Short and sweet reply then do your best...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-16-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By rosieteddy
Also a site called MERCARI sells books with...

Also a site called MERCARI sells books with little dolls to go with story (three bears ect)
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-16-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By rosieteddy
I don't even know if they make them anymore.They...

I don't even know if they make them anymore.They were a very tough material practically rip proof.You could wipe the cover and pages often to clean.They were soft so good for babies .I haven't seen...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By rosieteddy
I would nicely talk to the parents.Explain that...

I would nicely talk to the parents.Explain that licensing and or insurance does not allow unrelated adults during business hours.I would also lock gate so they can not enter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By rosieteddy
Is there a table they could be at right before...

Is there a table they could be at right before pick-up?If so I would have most of the homework (if not all )done shoes on and bags packed.They would be looking at books or playing a game.As each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By rosieteddy
I would do an age appropriate basket.Like if you...

I would do an age appropriate basket.Like if you are offering care infant through preschool Pick an age group.Say infat.I would add a few infant bibs,toys and books maybe a special onsie or tshirt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By rosieteddy
I started a sticker reward.We would sit in the...

I started a sticker reward.We would sit in the foyer for last 15 min before pickup.Each child picked a book to take to their spot.Then as each parent came in only that child got up.They greeted the...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-10-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By rosieteddy
I would also serve a snack not a meal.That being...

I would also serve a snack not a meal.That being said I might offer an apple for those still hungry.Maybe pb&j sandwich for the snack,or cheese sandwich.I would buy cost effective snacks.No sense...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,623
Posted By rosieteddy
All good answers .One thing I have noticed...

All good answers .One thing I have noticed ,especially now that I am not in it,is we expect so much of children.Don.t get upset with me.I was the same 2.5 is older in our DC world are often the "big"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By rosieteddy
I am with Blackcat on this.I to worked at a...

I am with Blackcat on this.I to worked at a center for one year.Though I enjoyed the other teachers ,I did not go along with the lead teachers "rules".I was not allowed to rock infants .I was only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By rosieteddy
I used to eat in the nap room for just that...

I used to eat in the nap room for just that reason.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By rosieteddy
Good luck,glad your husband is on the mend.It...

Good luck,glad your husband is on the mend.It might be nice to start out slow with fewer families.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By rosieteddy
You know its funny how it all works.When I was...

You know its funny how it all works.When I was little around 21/2 my mom took my infant sister back to Ireland to visit her family.She left my 2 older siblings and me with my Dad for 6 weeks...When...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By rosieteddy
I would be calling a meeting with this family.Not...

I would be calling a meeting with this family.Not acceptable to ask those kinds of questions. I personally would say something like "if you are not happy with the care ,is this your notice?".I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,192
Posted By rosieteddy
So happy for you! You have a tough job and...

So happy for you! You have a tough job and deserve to enjoy your holiday as well.Sometimes we as providers have to force parents to take the time.If you're open they will come. They would have shown...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,192
Posted By rosieteddy
If your husband is off, call it a gift to...

If your husband is off, call it a gift to yourself.The parents should gift the day to you.I used to send out a notice the week before.I would list the holidays closed and any extra days.I always said...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,192
Posted By rosieteddy
Can't you use a sick or personal day.

Can't you use a sick or personal day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,192
Posted By rosieteddy
Its only Tuesday ,send a notice tonight ."Dear...

Its only Tuesday ,send a notice tonight ."Dear Parents daycare will be closed Thursday December 26th.'I would also put a note in entryway tomorrow morning reminding of closures through both holiday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,192
Posted By rosieteddy
Is she off the 26th?I would ask her and if she is...

Is she off the 26th?I would ask her and if she is I would take it off. Especially if that is the only one coming.Frankly I would send a notice home saying due to low enrollment for that day you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By rosieteddy
I would have the parent call when they are in the...

I would have the parent call when they are in the driveway.Have little one ready to go and start putting boots on the 2.5 yr old.I would have his coat and things all ready on him.Tell parent to just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,332
Posted By rosieteddy
It really bothered me when helping children into...

It really bothered me when helping children into cars I would notice their projects lying crumbled on the floor.Changed my program .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 780
Posted By rosieteddy
Set up a playspace /playpen and every time he...

Set up a playspace /playpen and every time he pushes put him in there.I would give soft toys and tell him when he plays nice he can enjoy the group.Ignore him after that until he's been happy for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,132
Posted By rosieteddy
Never offered a discount.All parents ended up pre...

Never offered a discount.All parents ended up pre paying for the month .We counted Thursdays.It would be 4 or 5 weeks tuition due.I posted the number of weeks owed at beginning of the last week of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By rosieteddy
I would call her on it.I would say starting...

I would call her on it.I would say starting Monday there will be an additional fee of 15 dollars a day for 6:30 -7am.I would want the fee in cash for the week at drop off. That would be 75 extra...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By rosieteddy
I used to joke with parents saying "what goes on...

I used to joke with parents saying "what goes on at Daycare stays at daycare". Then of course explain exactly what you said. Normal behavior is expected. That its your job to redirect and teach...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,488
Posted By rosieteddy
As long as they are awake by 3pm there should be...

As long as they are awake by 3pm there should be no issue.I would tell parent sorry non negotiable .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By rosieteddy
That is a terrible thing to bring into Daycare on...

That is a terrible thing to bring into Daycare on a Holiday week.I would take his temp then send home he should have been fever free unmedicated for a full 24 hours.May already be to late he has most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By rosieteddy
I would just try to let him get used to...

I would just try to let him get used to everything.His world has changed drastically . Maybe let him sit and watch things next to you.I often thought how strange it was that a child was dropped off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By rosieteddy
Call for pickup.Then tell parent see you Monday...

Call for pickup.Then tell parent see you Monday if everybody is fine Sunday.
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