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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 308,959
Posted By LittleExplorers
Thank you and sorry to hear of your loss. It's...

Thank you and sorry to hear of your loss. It's such a difficult experience to go through.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 308,959
Posted By LittleExplorers
We have been going through infertility treatments...

We have been going through infertility treatments for years and I have been feeling off the past few days. I took a test on a who has it is early, but I got a faint positive! Fingers crossed our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By LittleExplorers
I have never thought of this. What is the purpose...

I have never thought of this. What is the purpose of this? Maybe I need one too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By LittleExplorers
Dear mom, it seems as though our current...

Dear mom, it seems as though our current contracted hours are no longer working for you. Tuition is based on the number of hours x is in care. Effective next week, your new weekly tuition would be x....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By LittleExplorers
I don't know what babywiswe is, but I would...

I don't know what babywiswe is, but I would suggest mom finds a nanny if that's what she is looking for.

Why didn't she talk to yu when you told her how the day went instead of texting when she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By LittleExplorers
I would say both DCMs are late and would need to...

I would say both DCMs are late and would need to pay. It would be no different if a DCP line up Grandma etc to pick up and Grandma was late. I would probably address it before it happens though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,574
Posted By LittleExplorers
That's exactly what I was thinking! :lol:

That's exactly what I was thinking! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,574
Posted By LittleExplorers
Read the guide

We have regioanl grants we can apply for once a yaer. There is a step by step guide on how to apply. I am happy to help others, but seriously read the guide. It's what it is there for.


I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,987
Posted By LittleExplorers
Lots of open ended questions. I like to ask...

Lots of open ended questions.

I like to ask what they are looking for in a provider and what questions they have for me which generally leads into policies etc. If I know what they are looking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By LittleExplorers
They are not allowed in my care. I don't take...

They are not allowed in my care. I don't take school agers but had a parent ask if her 4 year old could have his iPad during nap because he doesn't nap as long any more. That was a hard no, but I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By LittleExplorers
I try to check Wednesdays, but it's usually...

I try to check Wednesdays, but it's usually Fridays. We live in a rural area with little selection and high prices for what is near us. That gives them the weekend to shop or time to order online. I...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 08-29-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By LittleExplorers
The providers in my area don't carry the...

The providers in my area don't carry the insurance and that's not something I am willing to do. I will probably just skip it.

Thanks for your input.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 617
Posted By LittleExplorers
We don't do any screen time except the occasional...

We don't do any screen time except the occasional cosmic kids yoga. I would take away all tablet time for a month and see what happens. I wouldn't push reading though. She may need downtime after...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 08-26-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By LittleExplorers
Commercial Auto Insurance

Does anyone in MN have a recommendation for commercial auto insurance that isn't insanely expensive? I don't want to regularly travel, but for the next few months, I have only one kid on Thursdays,...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 07-02-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By LittleExplorers
Fence Expenses

We are putting in a fence ourselves. Where does th3 expense of materials and tools go in tax forms? I am funding it with grant money if that makes a difference.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By LittleExplorers
If the 5 miles would make it so they can not pick...

If the 5 miles would make it so they can not pick up or drop off on time, I would refund. I am rural and first thought no way would I refund, but we just came back from Austin, Tx where 5 miles would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 918
Posted By LittleExplorers
Sounds like he is on a fishing expedition against...

Sounds like he is on a fishing expedition against mom with the health comment. I would seek legal advice or check with Tom Copeland as others have mentioned, but I would not send him anything and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By LittleExplorers
We are outside by 9:30, in for lunch around 11:45...

We are outside by 9:30, in for lunch around 11:45 then back out as soon as everyone is up from nap and diapers are changed etc, so about 3:30. We stay out until I close at 4:30.

During the winter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By LittleExplorers
I got most of my first families from local...

I got most of my first families from local Facebook groups. Our local early childhood office also gets lots of calls and asked that we call them when we have openings so they can refer parents.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By LittleExplorers
I love retractable gates. Retractagate...

I love retractable gates.

Retractagate (brand name) is certified for the top of the steps. I also have a summer infant brand one for the bottom of the steps. The summer infant one isn't holding...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By LittleExplorers
You could always ask if parents are ok sharing...

You could always ask if parents are ok sharing contact info so she could invite them to her to home or party venue.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By LittleExplorers
Oh my! I bet that is one neck of a story!

Oh my! I bet that is one neck of a story!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By LittleExplorers
I agree with Cat Herder. I also would not...

I agree with Cat Herder.

I also would not negotiate because it's s family friend. Keep business and friends seperate. Why should you get paid less so she can save money? If you wiggle on price,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 308,959
Posted By LittleExplorers
Helped out one of my families by opening early...

Helped out one of my families by opening early last minute for them. Mom thanked me numerous times. It feels good to be appreciated. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 740
Posted By LittleExplorers
You won't regret it once you do. :D As...

You won't regret it once you do. :D

As someone else said, only you know the need in your area. My first year I adjusted to fill spots and in the long run, I regretted it. Now finishing my second...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-30-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By LittleExplorers
Did she discuss time off and transportation in...

Did she discuss time off and transportation in the contract? If she is violating her contract, I would probably just cut ties. What does it say for paid time off?

If she is not violating her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By LittleExplorers
Maybe he needs a quick morning nap? What is his...

Maybe he needs a quick morning nap? What is his sleep routine? I had one kiddo who brought a laminated photo of mom. For some, that might make it worse though.

Have you talked to Mom? Is there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,574
Posted By LittleExplorers
Parents who run restaurants at home so their kids...

Parents who run restaurants at home so their kids will eat drive me crazy.

No mom, who used to provide all organic food for her kiddo, I will not serve ranch at every meal for her nor will I...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-24-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By LittleExplorers
Thank you for your perspective. What records...

Thank you for your perspective. What records should I keep from tracking and how long if I want to use the compromise way?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By LittleExplorers
How I would handle is is let them go. You run a...

How I would handle is is let them go. You run a business, they don't run you. They didn't follow the rules the first time and you took them back so they are not going to follow your rules no matter...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-23-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By LittleExplorers
Fence Question

My own kids are 8 & 10 and we have no personal need for a fence. We are considering one for the purpose of the little daycare kids, mostly toddlers. It would be a small fence as we have a few acres...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By LittleExplorers
Self care is so important. Take a sick day if you...

Self care is so important. Take a sick day if you are miserable. Feel better!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By LittleExplorers
This is very confusing. I would just take away...

This is very confusing. I would just take away the unpaid vacation maybe discount the week by 50%. In the child cares my kids attended, one week meant one week for both kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By LittleExplorers
I can see it being a legit inquiry sometimes, but...

I can see it being a legit inquiry sometimes, but this man couldn't answer how old the kids were.

A sign is a good idea!

We have almost 2 acres so a fence isn't an option. I think more than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By LittleExplorers
Yes, the state and the county both do. :dislike:

Yes, the state and the county both do. :dislike:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By LittleExplorers
Home Security Ideas

What do you do for safety and security? I hate that our address is posted online.

I had a strange older man stop and ask questions about me being a daycare. We are in the country on a road that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By LittleExplorers
I use Neutrogena for sun screen. If they aren't...

I use Neutrogena for sun screen. If they aren't ok with that one, they provide it. It's the only one that doesn't bug my son's skin, so it's the only one I buy.

Bug spray, they provide.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By LittleExplorers
What are the program's rules? If it was a job,...

What are the program's rules? If it was a job, she would not have been paid. Did she report working and completing the hours? If so, she needs to complete the hours. If not, my vote would be no....
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 04-15-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By LittleExplorers
Hi :) I have my masters degree in Marriage and...

Hi :) I have my masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and one of my practicums was in play therapy. While I am not currently practicing, the knowledge is certainly helpful and I have been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 604
Posted By LittleExplorers
I have never done it so it would be a good idea...

I have never done it so it would be a good idea to check into it. I have not heard anything in my t rainjngs that you can't but I haven't read the contract since I started. As our cost goes up, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,070
Posted By LittleExplorers
I cringe when mom's list them as a must have item...

I cringe when mom's list them as a must have item for new mom's. I read the deaths have been due to misuse, keeping baby in them beyond the age/weight/developmental stage they are meant for....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By LittleExplorers
If she wants a guarantee to return to Friday's,...

If she wants a guarantee to return to Friday's, she would need to pay for the day now. I have varied rates as well, but they pay for the days they need care, regardless of attendance.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 604
Posted By LittleExplorers
Do they say why? I would explain your required...

Do they say why? I would explain your required guidelines. You could offer to increase their rates and have them opt out of the food program if you don't want to miss out on the funds. That might...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 810
Posted By LittleExplorers
You just don't let them make it an option. I...

You just don't let them make it an option. I wonder if this little one runs the show at home. Like others said, a stern voice and diaper is changed. Sitting in poop is not an option.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 972
Posted By LittleExplorers
Tell them today. :) 2 days is way less than I...

Tell them today. :) 2 days is way less than I imagined.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 972
Posted By LittleExplorers
Family comes first! How often are these games?...

Family comes first! How often are these games? You may need to be prepared to loose families. If so, just start advertising for spots with an earlier closing time. Do you have open hours or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By LittleExplorers
I sent out a basic form and gave my families 1...

I sent out a basic form and gave my families 1 month to return it. Most did so sooner. I run on the school calendar and started getting a lot of inquiries. I knew one current family, possibly 2 were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By LittleExplorers
We have strict rules about sanitizing the area...

We have strict rules about sanitizing the area between changed and washing hands with soap and water, drying them with a single use towel. I am not going to trust a parent to do all that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By LittleExplorers
The parent probably isn't familiar with the patio...

The parent probably isn't familiar with the patio set up such as where their kiddo's diapers are and where/how to wash hands after. I would probably just do it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 837
Posted By LittleExplorers
Ask them what they are going to do when little...

Ask them what they are going to do when little one doesn't fit in a car seat any more. Its only going to get harder. If he sleeps for 4 hour naps, it likely isn't a medical issue causing sleep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By LittleExplorers
likethislikethislikethis Parents need back...

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Parents need back up. Period. If they want, they can choose and pay for a center to lessen the chance of closures, but even in rare times, centers have emergencies.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By LittleExplorers
We might have a fun snack and maybe paint...

We might have a fun snack and maybe paint something egg shaped but that is it. As a society, I think we have too much stuff. Kids will get things from mom, dad, aunts, uncles or grandparents, maybe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By LittleExplorers
We have ROTH, investments, my husband's 403b, and...

We have ROTH, investments, my husband's 403b, and my PERA from my previous job. I am considering setting up a SEP as well. We like to diversify. I suggest meeting with a few financial planners and...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-28-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By LittleExplorers
Thanks, I will share this with him. Does counting...

Thanks, I will share this with him. Does counting only 12 months effect depreciation in any way?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-28-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By LittleExplorers
If she drove somewhere daycare related like a...

If she drove somewhere daycare related like a field trip or to a store for daycare items, those miles count, but not just to go to and from work.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,136
Posted By LittleExplorers
Awesome! I make bread, pizza dough etc, but rolls...

Awesome! I make bread, pizza dough etc, but rolls never turn out for me. Not sure what it is. Though I can also make just about any food and love to cook, but I can't make a fried egg right to save...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-27-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By LittleExplorers
Is there tax law that speaks to allowing us to...

Is there tax law that speaks to allowing us to say we are only open 10 not 12? My tax person goes to lots of your trainings and is on your list of tax companies but is questioning the 10 month for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,136
Posted By LittleExplorers
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,136
Posted By LittleExplorers
Would you mind sharing your recipe for rolls?...

Would you mind sharing your recipe for rolls? They are something I struggle with making no matter how many times I try.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-25-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By LittleExplorers
I do the same and was told you count year round...

I do the same and was told you count year round as businesses don't start and stop annually. You can't start and stop depreciation for the closed months etc. and I was unable to find tax law that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,136
Posted By LittleExplorers
I cook all my family meals in giant batches and...

I cook all my family meals in giant batches and reheat the next day for daycare. I don't meal prep on the weekends for the most part as that is my family time. My daycare is in my basement and the...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-21-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By LittleExplorers
I am not familiar with your area, but If a center...

I am not familiar with your area, but If a center could clear that kind of income, there would likely be more of them. The over head tends to be quite high and getting quality staff to stick around...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-20-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By LittleExplorers
What about a membership to Sam's club which you...

What about a membership to Sam's club which you need to shop there? I believe I read that was a no, but If Amazon can be T/S I thought I would double check.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,005
Posted By LittleExplorers
This! If you felt the child was ever in danger,...

This! If you felt the child was ever in danger, you would have reported it. I would also tell mom that you saw no concerning behaviors from dad and would report that to the judge. As long as dad has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By LittleExplorers
I charge more for part-time and I charge the for...

I charge more for part-time and I charge the for the spot. If they want to come 3 days some weeks, they pay for 3 days every week. If I could only have 4 kids, unless you have families that split a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By LittleExplorers
Yes! I also have a clause that says I have no...

Yes! I also have a clause that says I have no control over what happens once the pictures are sent. I ask that parents respect other families and do not post other peoples' children on social media,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By LittleExplorers
My kiddos are very imaginative. I love it. I...

My kiddos are very imaginative. I love it. I advertise as a nature based program with tons of outside time and little to no screen time. I think it might draw parents with the same style as me or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By LittleExplorers
Has he been in a daycare setting? It could be he...

Has he been in a daycare setting? It could be he just needs to get used to the stimulation. The parents may not have made any noise during nap etc. Can you try a white noise machine to help him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,909
Posted By LittleExplorers
Summer infant makes a short and tall version of a...

Summer infant makes a short and tall version of a folding high chair like a camp chair. The smaller one would take less storage space but I think the link is the tall one....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,699
Posted By LittleExplorers
I would wait and talk to her in person. Then...

I would wait and talk to her in person. Then explain your policies and that thery are not up for debate. She can buy some light weight socks to go with her summer shoes if that's your rule. If she is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 457
Posted By LittleExplorers
My contract states when schools close due to...

My contract states when schools close due to weather, for the safety of the children, I close as well. I have only teacher families so they are all home anyway. My tuition is the same during the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By LittleExplorers
I have a very generic form. I do not post photos...

I have a very generic form. I do not post photos on any social media sites so mine wouldn't be helpful. I have had a patent opt out of photo texts so I rarely send any. The kids are generally in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By LittleExplorers
Yes, stick to your policy. You have one for a...

Yes, stick to your policy. You have one for a reason.

:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By LittleExplorers
Excellent points!

Excellent points!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By LittleExplorers
It could be for the purpose of child support or...

It could be for the purpose of child support or part of the custody agreement. It may be per mom's request and the judge is obliging. I would do as you said and verify with the attorney, but your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By LittleExplorers
Would you mind sharing your list? I am about to...

Would you mind sharing your list? I am about to hit that milestone for the first time as a provider. I have one who mom says is ready only because she doesn't want 2 in diapers and is expecting. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By LittleExplorers
Suggest they find a summer college student or a...

Suggest they find a summer college student or a teacher who takes on a family for the summer. IF you want, offer to be a back up for when that person is sick etc. I have 2 kiddos and we have retired...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By LittleExplorers
I can not claim my own kids. Unless I understand...

I can not claim my own kids. Unless I understand it wrong and you qualify for low income/free meals at school, you can not count your own children. You would be feeding them anyway.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By LittleExplorers
The beauty of our business is we can make our own...

The beauty of our business is we can make our own hours. It depends on if you need to be full to make it financially as well. I am open 7:15 to 4:30 and only during the school year. I am also closed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By LittleExplorers
likethislikethislikethis

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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By LittleExplorers
I would for sure investigate. If child gets a...

I would for sure investigate. If child gets a fever at about the time meds wear off, I would terminate or have a very serious discussion and require them out for 48 hours of daycare, not including...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By LittleExplorers
Move them on to a new program. :D. My 5 year olds...

Move them on to a new program. :D. My 5 year olds look at books quietly while the little fall asleep, nap and remain quiet until nap time is over.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By LittleExplorers
Is this a church nursery where care is offered...

Is this a church nursery where care is offered just during church functions or all the time? If it's during church functions I would be super strict. If it's not, I exclude for fevers, frequent...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-05-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By LittleExplorers
Hugs! Can you find an outside group to...

Hugs!

Can you find an outside group to belong to? Something to give you some me time? I started daycare 1.5 years ago and the lack of contact with the outside world daily is hugely noticeable. We...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-05-2019, 08:38 AM
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Views: 372
Posted By LittleExplorers
Thanks! This is the only item I have ever...

Thanks! This is the only item I have ever considered using something other than time and space or 100% only because it is expensive and basically not used by my family.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,153
Posted By LittleExplorers
Light switches are not toys. Fingers out of...

Light switches are not toys.
Fingers out of your nose, go wash your hands.
Out of your mouth (only bothers me for those who are old enough to know better.)
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-05-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By LittleExplorers
It is quite common to not make money your first...

It is quite common to not make money your first year according to my tax person. With start up costs etc. Have you read Tom Copeland's posts on using turbo tax? Unless you really know what you are...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-04-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By LittleExplorers
Actual Use vs Time/Space

I bought a cabinet for daycare items. Very rarely my kids will take out the craft items, approximately 1 time every 4 months. They have most of their own items for crafts in their room. How do figure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,574
Posted By LittleExplorers
DCM dropped off soon to be 2 year old in a rush...

DCM dropped off soon to be 2 year old in a rush 20 min late to work because DCG threw a tantrum over what hat to wear so Mom went through all the hats in the house to find one she wanted. :eek:
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By LittleExplorers
45 min max. If they are late, I do not extend the...

45 min max. If they are late, I do not extend the time. I start with a short tour of my daycare space, and them if they have any immediate questions the go over my policies.

If needed, I say if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By LittleExplorers
I have them sit backwards as well. When old...

I have them sit backwards as well. When old enough, they can aim at a toilet sticker inside the toilet.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-28-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By LittleExplorers
Potty training seat

If I replace a toilet seat with one that has a mini seat in it, is it 100% as the only reason I need it is for daycare or t/s because we use the larger seat?

Also, Tom, for your $15 memembership...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,574
Posted By LittleExplorers
Exactly! Or it's just a personal choice. I do...

Exactly! Or it's just a personal choice. I do accomodate sensitivities if documented as well. My boys were lactose sensitive but not allergic.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By LittleExplorers
It depends what makes it worth it to you. You are...

It depends what makes it worth it to you. You are still extending your hours every day even if they stay at 9 hours. What happens when they show up 20 min early? If they are strapped for time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By LittleExplorers
I am in the middle of spending my grant money....

I am in the middle of spending my grant money. It's too bad you have to spend it at one store. I got stroller muffs, mud suits, wind/uv cover for my stroller, a sturdy step stool for hand washing,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By LittleExplorers
My son has a small bladder. He has also gotten...

My son has a small bladder. He has also gotten viruses that have caused symptoms similar to a UTI which I did not know existed. I would suggest an appointment to rule out other issues but it could...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-22-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By LittleExplorers
Can you ask them to talk about it? If your kids...

Can you ask them to talk about it? If your kids are safe and well taken care of, they might do well with the stability. If not, I totally understand wanting to get rid of the unhealthy environment....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By LittleExplorers
They just opened a 4k program with daycare around...

They just opened a 4k program with daycare around it in our town's school district. They sited the shortage and almost all the providers went and spoke about openings they have in the prek age group....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By LittleExplorers
Routine is key. I don't have school agers but my...

Routine is key. I don't have school agers but my ownboys are 8 & 10. If I set expectations at the start of summer, they are good. If I say go find something to do, it is the end of the world. By the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,763
Posted By LittleExplorers
Sit nice or get down is repeatedly said or the...

Sit nice or get down is repeatedly said or the couch is for sitting followed by me taking them off. I try to use positive phrases with the proper use/rule to be followed.
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