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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,045
Posted By NightOwl
I understand why you're so angry. You feel like...

I understand why you're so angry. You feel like their behaviors reflect poorly on you. I would feel the same way. I think you're doing the right thing. Writing letters to the parents is a good idea....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By NightOwl
Or throw the word "home" in there. Home Childcare...

Or throw the word "home" in there. Home Childcare and preschool. I've always loved the word "playschool" to indicate that I am play based.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,331
Posted By NightOwl
Your response was fantastic! Very well thought...

Your response was fantastic! Very well thought out and professional. Has anyone responded to your comment?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By NightOwl
I'm sorry, but this made me lol. That's just...

I'm sorry, but this made me lol. That's just funny. Have all your bases covered.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

She sounds desperate. Which means she's likely had issues keeping childcare. Which means her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By NightOwl
Last year, I didn't judge so much. He was 2 then...

Last year, I didn't judge so much. He was 2 then and couldn't do some things that DCM was doing with big brother. I thought it would be different this summer, but no. It's obvious now that she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,952
Posted By NightOwl
Hey sister! We stay so buried in the broom closet...

Hey sister! We stay so buried in the broom closet that it makes it hard to find one another. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,952
Posted By NightOwl
Of course! It's a lonely path.

Of course! It's a lonely path.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By NightOwl
Translation: "I don't want to watch the little...

Translation: "I don't want to watch the little one around the pool".

Poor kid. Don't these people know that they can never get these years back?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,952
Posted By NightOwl
I love this thread I live in the bible belt...

I love this thread

I live in the bible belt and I am not a christian. I am the worst thing they could imagine, a pagan.

I have a crude sense of humor and a potty mouth.

I'm in a rut and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By NightOwl
Me either. I usually think of a fantastic...

Me either. I usually think of a fantastic response about 5 minutes too late! Lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2016, 05:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By NightOwl
It's not really something i'm "allowing". Not my...

It's not really something i'm "allowing". Not my child, not my decision to leave him out. I wouldn't refuse care while mom is off because she pays for a full time spot. It's her prerogative to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By NightOwl
Lol. Me either. I've learned to get passed her...

Lol. Me either. I've learned to get passed her bringing him all the time when she's off, but this just takes the cake. He KNOWS they're doing fun stuff and that he's left out. Last summer, he didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By NightOwl
YES. Why didn't I think of that? I'll have plenty...

YES. Why didn't I think of that? I'll have plenty more opportunities to use it, though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By NightOwl
She even said this morning (because he was...

She even said this morning (because he was whiny), "he didn't want to come because he knows we're (she and dcb) going to the park." Then she kind of laughed. He was clinging to her leg and whining...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By NightOwl
Oh HELL NO. Yes, she overstepped. And that...

Oh HELL NO. Yes, she overstepped. And that attitude and snide comment were uncalled for. I agree, she's trying to alleviate her own guilt.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By NightOwl
I Feel So Sorry for This Kid

He's here 5 days a week, all day long. Just turned 3. Mom works 5 days per week, but two of those are weekend days. So she NEVER spends a day off with DCB.

School is out for summer so older...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
Posted By NightOwl
Do you think they'll allow her to have it at...

Do you think they'll allow her to have it at school? They won't do that here. They aren't even allowed to bring a security blankie. :/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2016, 05:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
Posted By NightOwl
My concern would be the impression given to the...

My concern would be the impression given to the school that missjaime let's kids keep pacifiers all the way through their 5th year, kwim? Your local elementary school can really help or hurt your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2016, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By NightOwl
They'll find a way to terminate you as soon as...

They'll find a way to terminate you as soon as possible. So find another job as soon as possible. Spend the weekend hunting.

Idk what the accusation was, but it has soured your relationship with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 963
Posted By NightOwl
But those few hours can be precious for those who...

But those few hours can be precious for those who never get time off. I wouldn't ask, only make sure they were aware. And if they opted to bring their child anyway, oh well. I had planned to work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 963
Posted By NightOwl
I wouldn't either. But I sure wouldn't mind...

I wouldn't either. But I sure wouldn't mind dropping a subtle hint. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 963
Posted By NightOwl
Oh, this is way better! I like it. May steal it....

Oh, this is way better! I like it. May steal it. Lol. But I rarely get lucky enough to only have one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 963
Posted By NightOwl
I always tell them when their child is the only...

I always tell them when their child is the only one. But I say something more like, I'll try to keep such and such from being bored since all his friends are out today. I find that the "think of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,321
Posted By NightOwl
I found something very similar here. Alabama's...

I found something very similar here. Alabama's statutes seem to strongly encourage relocation over extermination, but it's still legal to kill them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,321
Posted By NightOwl
Agreed! I know they can be annoying and cause...

Agreed! I know they can be annoying and cause damage, so remove them, not drown them! Maybe this rubbed me the wrong way because drowning is my ultimate fear. It just seems so cruel and there are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,321
Posted By NightOwl
That's disgusting! And totally unnecessary. Would...

That's disgusting! And totally unnecessary. Would you volunteer to dispose of the caught squirrels for her? Take them to a local park or something? I understand they can be pests, but drowning them?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,557
Posted By NightOwl
I've been there and would be happy to speak with...

I've been there and would be happy to speak with her. It was the darkest, most trying time of my life. DHR was horrible to me, they assumed the absolute worst, even though the parents were firmly in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By NightOwl
Advice for a Gifted 4 Year Old

I've had this girl from birth and she's hyper intelligent. She's easily closer to the level of a 6 year old. And she was just passed over for our local pre-k program in our school district. They had...
Forum: Curriculum 06-03-2016, 05:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,122
Posted By NightOwl
This exactly, except for the age group this is...

This exactly, except for the age group this is taught to. Here, kindergarten focuses on sight words and this curriculum type is introduced in first grade, not pre-k. Pre-k seems a little young for...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-21-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,674
Posted By NightOwl
Something is just off with this whole thing....

Something is just off with this whole thing. She's lied to you twice about it being a government rule. What "trouble" is she claiming you'll be in? A fine or something?

Something is going on...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-21-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,674
Posted By NightOwl
Here, the children have to be in attendance a...

Here, the children have to be in attendance a certain number of hours per day to be paid in full, but it's 6 or 8 hours I think. There's no financial reason that I can think of that she would need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2016, 05:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,307
Posted By NightOwl
Have you ever heard the term threenager (3 year...

Have you ever heard the term threenager (3 year old teenager)? That's what you've got on your hands, I think. I have one too. She's got the attitude of a 13 year old girl.

If you can't pinpoint...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2016, 05:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,345
Posted By NightOwl
My busiest months are January and July/August.

My busiest months are January and July/August.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,397
Posted By NightOwl
I would not feel comfortable paying for a...

I would not feel comfortable paying for a potential spot. A deposit to get bumped to the top of the wait list? Yes. A full time weekly rate for a non-existent spot? No.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By NightOwl
They would go on a waiting list. It's rare for me...

They would go on a waiting list. It's rare for me to have an opening, so I'm trying to decide the best way to go about filling it. I've had mostly the same families for so long, and they've provided...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By NightOwl
Open House?

Have you ever hosted an open house? How did it go? Was it successful? Did you do anything special for it?

I hate the interview process so much that the idea of an open house with on the spot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,383
Posted By NightOwl
"It seems like every week, I'm re -training part...

"It seems like every week, I'm re -training part timers on routine such as how to properly sit at the table during meals becus the days that they are at Auntie Dudes or at home with sleeping mom,...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-06-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,030
Posted By NightOwl
Agree, agree, agree. You answered your own...

Agree, agree, agree. You answered your own question. Long drop offs are thorns in the provider's side. She can't get on with her morning with you hanging around. You probably throw off the whole...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,129
Posted By NightOwl
I have one 2.5 yo dcg who handles ALL...

I have one 2.5 yo dcg who handles ALL transactions. Lol. Whether or not they're hers. All of my families know that it thrills her to do this, so when they arrive with a check, they give it to dcg and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2016, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By NightOwl
BAHA! I have one like this. She tells on herself...

BAHA! I have one like this. She tells on herself constantly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2016, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By NightOwl
We've just recently been getting into fairy...

We've just recently been getting into fairy gardens. I have a pinterest board with tons of ideas, if you're interested.

http://pin.it/cBm1KRO
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-05-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,026
Posted By NightOwl
My husband is a Scorpio, 10/28. He's the...

My husband is a Scorpio, 10/28. He's the brooding, moody type.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-05-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,026
Posted By NightOwl
I am very much a Capricorn. :lol:

I am very much a Capricorn. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,524
Posted By NightOwl
You used Square, so you needed her signature as...

You used Square, so you needed her signature as an authorization for the transaction, right? I think that signature is all you need as proof that she authorized the transaction. The bank won't get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,340
Posted By NightOwl
I'm down. I can do both, if needed.

I'm down. I can do both, if needed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By NightOwl
Has the baby arrived yet? Maybe they stayed an...

Has the baby arrived yet? Maybe they stayed an extra day. It sounds like they simply may not know the logistics of how daycare works. I know you provided them with the info, but who's to say if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,007
Posted By NightOwl
"I don't understand this anti-government...

"I don't understand this anti-government attitude. It sounds like some folks are against government programs that benefit others, but not themselves." Tom Copeland.

Totally agree with this. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2016, 02:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By NightOwl
I was wondering the same. I looked for a guide...

I was wondering the same. I looked for a guide out on the main site, but couldn't find what they're talking about.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By NightOwl
It's FANTASTIC that you recognize that you have...

It's FANTASTIC that you recognize that you have it. That's a big first step. I agree with everything the pp said, in addition to getting medical or psychiatric help. There are mild drugs out there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2016, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By NightOwl
That's a crappy turn of events :D

That's a crappy turn of events :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,393
Posted By NightOwl
Agreed. It sounds like she's thinking of...

Agreed. It sounds like she's thinking of something more temporary.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,029
Posted By NightOwl
Congrats!!

Congrats!!
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 04-28-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,032
Posted By NightOwl
Fyi, there's a Facebook page called the Free Book...

Fyi, there's a Facebook page called the Free Book Nook. They post every single day with links for free Kindle books. And you don't need a kindle to read them, just the free app.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,029
Posted By NightOwl
We've considered moving also but this is the very...

We've considered moving also but this is the very reason that stops me. Here, my licensing person won't even talk to me about starting the licensing process for a new home until the home is bought...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By NightOwl
Agreed

Agreed
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By NightOwl
I would definitely want to retain her as an...

I would definitely want to retain her as an employee if she's as great as you say, but her baby WILL occupy a spot that could otherwise be used for a full time child. So I don't think it should be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,980
Posted By NightOwl
That sucks! I think they tell us they want that...

That sucks! I think they tell us they want that spot so that the option is there if their finances work out, but don't actually intend to commit (or bail) until the last moment. So rude. I'm sorry...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,340
Posted By NightOwl
Also, I have a mom who is expecting in June. She...

Also, I have a mom who is expecting in June. She would be a reliable and honest source to review the restraint item, if you can't find enough providers willing to try it. Even if I had infants, if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,340
Posted By NightOwl
I'd love to help. I don't have infants currently,...

I'd love to help. I don't have infants currently, but could do either of the other products.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,466
Posted By NightOwl
Lack of understanding of what personal boundaries...

Lack of understanding of what personal boundaries are is another red flag for the spectrum.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,466
Posted By NightOwl
You took the words right out of my mouth....

You took the words right out of my mouth. Something sounds off, besides being attention seeking. He seems to have a need to be in control or needs a lot of structure in his life to feel safe. Does he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,936
Posted By NightOwl
I would say, dcm, if you do not have 100% trust...

I would say, dcm, if you do not have 100% trust in me and feel confident that I will always be totally honest about any incidents that occur in my home, then it is probably a good idea for you to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,007
Posted By NightOwl
So many for Sanders and so few for Clinton and...

So many for Sanders and so few for Clinton and Trump. I've been seeing this all over the news reports, how Sanders is so vigorously supported, but it's not showing up as strongly in the polls.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2016, 06:53 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,007
Posted By NightOwl
I do believe you are. Lol. My kids don't get much...

I do believe you are. Lol. My kids don't get much screen time, but my 7 year old loves this show.

I think I need to change my vote since Bernie likely won't get the nom. My second choice is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,007
Posted By NightOwl
I gotcha. There's talk flying around about a...

I gotcha. There's talk flying around about a contested RNC and I wasn't sure why it would be contested if someone got the 1237. I don't know what grounds they think they would have to contest it....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,007
Posted By NightOwl
So, explain this to me. If someone manages to get...

So, explain this to me. If someone manages to get the required number of delegates, the party is or isn't required to give that person the nom? This is something I'm unclear on.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,007
Posted By NightOwl
PREACH IT! Well said.

PREACH IT! Well said.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,007
Posted By NightOwl
It's got to be either Phineas OR Ferb, lady! You...

It's got to be either Phineas OR Ferb, lady! You must decide!
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 04-21-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,121
Posted By NightOwl
Welcome! :D

Welcome! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2016, 05:01 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,007
Posted By NightOwl
After I read my post again, I realized how harsh...

After I read my post again, I realized how harsh it sounds. My apologies if it offended anyone. My filter seems to disappear when discussing certain subjects and politicians is definitely one of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,007
Posted By NightOwl
I'm totally disheartened by our electoral system....

I'm totally disheartened by our electoral system. Individual votes don't count, delegates do. If your vote wasn't one that made up that particular winning delegate, then it's basically tossed. That's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,007
Posted By NightOwl
:likethis:

:likethis:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,007
Posted By NightOwl
God help us all over the next 4 years. The one I...

God help us all over the next 4 years. The one I like will likely not get the nomination. It's probably gonna come down to Trump and Clinton and that blank space. I'm sure I will be writing in my own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,352
Posted By NightOwl
Where's the gag emoticon when you need it???

Where's the gag emoticon when you need it???
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,193
Posted By NightOwl
King Hawaiian rolls sliced open, add ham, cheese,...

King Hawaiian rolls sliced open, add ham, cheese, and a little honey mustard. My kids go nuts for them.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 04-18-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,498
Posted By NightOwl
Hi and welcome! I also have a 17 yo dd. She's...

Hi and welcome! I also have a 17 yo dd. She's going off to college in August, so you got here just in time to hear me whining about it. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By NightOwl
That's what I do also, announce it. If I don't...

That's what I do also, announce it. If I don't tell them I'm going to a different room, one or two will start frantically running about and calling for me.

I know it's difficult to ignore a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,507
Posted By NightOwl
Ugh. Our standards are strict in Alabama. No...

Ugh. Our standards are strict in Alabama. No license = no children.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,040
Posted By NightOwl
I agree citygarden, that our environments can...

I agree citygarden, that our environments can have an equally positive or negative effect on children's behavior just as their home environments do. We do have a certain responsibility in helping to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,040
Posted By NightOwl
The string on the couch, meh. It was a string, he...

The string on the couch, meh. It was a string, he saw it, wanted to pull it. He probably didn't intend to make a hole.

The other behaviors would have me drafting a term letter. I always feel for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,420
Posted By NightOwl
And make sure the milk is nice and warm. Remember...

And make sure the milk is nice and warm. Remember it's body temp when coming from mom, so at least 98 degrees.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,420
Posted By NightOwl
Swaddle her and hold her in a position as if you...

Swaddle her and hold her in a position as if you were breastfeeding, kind of turned toward your body instead of just laying in your arms. It's awkward getting the bottle in there in that position,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2016, 05:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
Posted By NightOwl
The hard truth about glitter. :lol:

The hard truth about glitter. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,756
Posted By NightOwl
This may be true, but I really don't think so....

This may be true, but I really don't think so. Yes, she was looking around, observing, but I have that look on my face half the day! Lol. I'm a constant counter, so I could definitely see myself...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,197
Posted By NightOwl
Good idea! I'm off to buy cookie dough. :D

Good idea! I'm off to buy cookie dough. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,197
Posted By NightOwl
How Tidy Is Your Home at Interview Time?

I'm doing my end of the day cleaning after everyone is gone and thinking about my interview tomorrow right after closing time. It occurred to me that having a perfectly clean home may not be the best...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2016, 04:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,756
Posted By NightOwl
Hmmmmmm. Accidental. But she didnt notice the...

Hmmmmmm. Accidental. But she didnt notice the child was missing for 10 whole minutes?? That's a completely separate issue that needs to be addressed. And the boy couldn't have been "locked" in there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By NightOwl
Incident report. You'll need to send it to your...

Incident report. You'll need to send it to your licensor. And don't worry. Crap happens. Unless they're neurotic, the parents know it was accidental.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,943
Posted By NightOwl
If the parents want the app, they pay the $5....

If the parents want the app, they pay the $5. Mine were all excited to have it. If they don't want it, they can use the website on their computer to check it for free.
You can use the basic version...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,943
Posted By NightOwl
The android or iPhone app for mobile devices is...

The android or iPhone app for mobile devices is $5. It's a one time charge. If you log on from a desktop/laptop, you can use it through their website for free.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,943
Posted By NightOwl
BA! For example, click on diapers. The menu pops...

BA! For example, click on diapers. The menu pops up where you can choose if they had a wet, dry, or poopy diaper. BEFORE you hit save, click on the child's picture in the upper left corner (that's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,943
Posted By NightOwl
Daily Connect is my fav. I can type in the lunch...

Daily Connect is my fav. I can type in the lunch meal info, select all of the kids, and post. So one entry shows up on everyone's individual report. You can also do this with just about everything...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 44,968
Posted By NightOwl
If you're waiting for a response, this thread is...

If you're waiting for a response, this thread is super old. FYI.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By NightOwl
Is it worth it to keep these two kids for only...

Is it worth it to keep these two kids for only two days per week when you will have to maintain your license and pay for insurance in order to accommodate them? That's my first thought.

Yes, keep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,320
Posted By NightOwl
My dog's birthday is today too! She's 4.

My dog's birthday is today too! She's 4.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By NightOwl
Balls and riding/push toys, for sure. Mine play...

Balls and riding/push toys, for sure. Mine play with these things more than anything else. The little push lawnmower is a favorite.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2016, 05:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,320
Posted By NightOwl
I'm making yellow crime scene tape from one of...

I'm making yellow crime scene tape from one of those bright yellow plastic table cloths. I'm going to string it across my front door so it's the first thing parents see when they come for pick up. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,317
Posted By NightOwl
Shark!

Shark!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,399
Posted By NightOwl
It seems to me that they're trying to see how far...

It seems to me that they're trying to see how far they can push you. Push back. I like the conference idea because who knows if they would actually read your email concerning their faux pas. Maybe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,600
Posted By NightOwl
You may not get a visit, it sounds like you've...

You may not get a visit, it sounds like you've covered all your bases. It's good to be on your toes, though, just in case.
For what it's worth, it almost happened to me too. I was stepping over a...
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