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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5,696
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 618,610
Posted By e.j.
likethis The governor of MA has expressed a great...

likethis The governor of MA has expressed a great deal of frustration over this. He said the federal government is often the entity he's competing against when trying to order PPEs. They outbid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 221
Posted By e.j.
I know everyone here knows this but I just have...

I know everyone here knows this but I just have to say it: You are amazingly resourceful!! I wish I had your creativity. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
Posted By e.j.
If she talks about you and your day care, people...

If she talks about you and your day care, people who know her will consider the source. You've put yourself through hell for 2 1/2 years. It's time to give yourself and your kids a break. You're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By e.j.
I think everyone so far has given great advice. ...

I think everyone so far has given great advice. Mine would be to close if you can at all afford to close. Given your age and health issues, it's just not worth the risk. I was at the point where...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 258
Posted By e.j.
Was just thinking.....they're now saying that...

Was just thinking.....they're now saying that even if we stop this outbreak, there will most likely be another one because it appears this virus is cyclical. I think reviewing my payment policies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 258
Posted By e.j.
You've certainly earned it!:)

You've certainly earned it!:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 258
Posted By e.j.
Not harsh at all. When I reply as I did, I'm...

Not harsh at all. When I reply as I did, I'm just stating what I'm doing. :) I'm truly not making any judgement about what other providers are doing in terms of payment.

I'm struggling with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 258
Posted By e.j.
That's a really good point. I wouldn't open for...

That's a really good point. I wouldn't open for one drop-in child either unless I needed the money. I also wouldn't be charging for the either, though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 258
Posted By e.j.
This is how I feel, too. I had one 3yo last week...

This is how I feel, too. I had one 3yo last week whose parents needed to work. I thought it'd be a very long week and wasn't really looking forward to it but the days actually went by pretty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 14,962
Posted By e.j.
likethis Dr. Fauci has said that COVID-19 is 10...

likethis Dr. Fauci has said that COVID-19 is 10 times more lethal than the seasonal flu and that it spreads faster:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 577
Posted By e.j.
I've heard the same from a couple of teachers...

I've heard the same from a couple of teachers here. No final decisions had been made but this was the general thinking.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By e.j.
I would reply with what you told us above. I'd...

I would reply with what you told us above. I'd let them know you're at a loss for how this is happening but offer to check the child, with the parent present, before he leaves for home. That way,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By e.j.
Personally, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to...

Personally, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to stay open after someone tested positive. I'd be a nervous wreck every time a kid sneezed or coughed! Just quoted what my state says. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By e.j.
This is what our state says to do: If a...

This is what our state says to do:

If a child becomes symptomatic while at child care:
1) Immediately separate the child from other children and minimize exposure to staff.
2) Contact the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By e.j.
For what it's worth, I think you both made the...

For what it's worth, I think you both made the right decision. Stay well!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 14,962
Posted By e.j.
Thanks so much, Michael! I checked with my...

Thanks so much, Michael! I checked with my brother just now. His company just got a shipment in just today and it sounds as though my sil's hospital also got one in, too. I would imagine if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 14,962
Posted By e.j.
likethis I'm not sure if they've received...

likethis

I'm not sure if they've received more supplies by now but a couple of large hospitals in Boston were on the news because their supplies were getting to critical levels. One larger...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By e.j.
I agree with CH. If you need to stay open for...

I agree with CH. If you need to stay open for financial reasons, that's one thing. Keep in mind that although there may be no reported cases in your county, you can almost bet there are people...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,185
Posted By e.j.
May I ask where you got your information? This...

May I ask where you got your information?
This is what I just received from EEC in my state which has mandated that most day cares close:

"Currently self-employed individuals and 1099 contract...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 14,962
Posted By e.j.
By any chance are you willing to ship them to MA...

By any chance are you willing to ship them to MA if you can't find anyone who can use them locally? My brother is a paramedic who no longer works on the ambulance but does work in some type of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By e.j.
We were told we'd be closed until April 6. I...

We were told we'd be closed until April 6. I told parents I would keep them updated on any change to that date but otherwise, I'm not sending activities or videos.

I have been in contact with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 656
Posted By e.j.
You have to love parents like that!

You have to love parents like that!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 14,962
Posted By e.j.
Thanks, Michael. I wish my state would follow...

Thanks, Michael. I wish my state would follow suit before even more people get sick.


Given what's happened in China and Italy as well as other countries, I'm a little surprised the US isn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 14,962
Posted By e.j.
Oh, wow! That has to be weighing on your mind. I...

Oh, wow! That has to be weighing on your mind. I hope you and your family defy the odds and stay healthy. Is it just certain areas of NY that have been told to shelter in place or has the entire...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 14,962
Posted By e.j.
likethis This is from an article in our local...

likethis This is from an article in our local newspaper after the governor of my state (Charlie Baker) visited a lab today with the state's Secretary of Health and Human Services:
Secretary of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 325,287
Posted By e.j.
That's amazing! I love hearing stories like this...

That's amazing! I love hearing stories like this where people show such thoughtfulness and generosity.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 14,962
Posted By e.j.
I just heard the news that MA day cares have to...

I just heard the news that MA day cares have to close as of Monday, March 23. A few are staying open to provide care to health care workers but most have to close.

Came back to edit this reply....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By e.j.
It really is disappointing when a parent does...

It really is disappointing when a parent does this kind of thing. On the plus side, however, you've just learned some very important information about this dc mom. She will tell you what she has to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 592
Posted By e.j.
Exactly!

Exactly!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 592
Posted By e.j.
Back at you! I thought it was just me!

Back at you! I thought it was just me!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 592
Posted By e.j.
All I've been seeing are emails updating...

All I've been seeing are emails updating guidelines and procedures and asking if anyone is interested in increasing their license capacity. I think emails of praise at this point would probably just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 592
Posted By e.j.
This is my biggest concern. Measures have been...

This is my biggest concern. Measures have been put in place to help providers protect their income if they take subsidized families but I haven't seen anything to indicate help will be available to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 592
Posted By e.j.
I heard a reporter ask the president if day cares...

I heard a reporter ask the president if day cares should be closed just as schools are being closed. His point was that while kids tend to get less serious symptoms from Covid19, they also can be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5,696
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 618,610
Posted By e.j.
Smart guy!:)

Smart guy!:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5,696
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 618,610
Posted By e.j.
That really is scary to think about! Imagine how...

That really is scary to think about! Imagine how many families she could have infected had she been doing her normal days worth of inspections?




There is an upside to having AS when social...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5,696
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 618,610
Posted By e.j.
My son just texted from work. Someone who works...

My son just texted from work. Someone who works at the same company he does went in to work today after spending time with her husband....who tested positive for Covid19. What is wrong with some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 14,962
Posted By e.j.
As the number of cases grows, they'll probably...

As the number of cases grows, they'll probably adjust that time frame.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 656
Posted By e.j.
Parents who can are staying home with their kids...

Parents who can are staying home with their kids - mostly my teachers and those with government jobs. Since I'm still open, they're paying me without complaint. A couple of families have already...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 14,962
Posted By e.j.
My husband and I went shopping last night and...

My husband and I went shopping last night and while we knew we wouldn't find toilet paper and cleaning and sanitizing supplies, we were surprised at the number of shelves and freezers that were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By e.j.
I plan to hand parents a notice on Monday that...

I plan to hand parents a notice on Monday that reminds them of my illness/payment policies. I'm in MA, too, and the schools in this area are closing as well. I have several parents who work for...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-13-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By e.j.
likethis I think it comes down to...

likethis



I think it comes down to ability to pay and priorities. If you can afford to pay to hold your child's spot in the preschool/day care, I would do it. They will most likely need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By e.j.
Over the years, I've been lucky to have some...

Over the years, I've been lucky to have some really great kids in my care. (I've also had a few I couldn't wait to say good bye to!) Most leave my care taking a piece of my heart with them. At...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By e.j.
I've seen kids with the rash inside their mouths,...

I've seen kids with the rash inside their mouths, on their chest, backside, arms and legs as well as around the mouth and head, hands and feet.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 433
Posted By e.j.
If it were me, I would do exactly what I said I...

If it were me, I would do exactly what I said I would do if he didn't get the necessary paperwork to me.

If I don't have that paperwork in my file during a licensing visit, I get written up. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 14,962
Posted By e.j.
I'm not panicking but I am concerned. I think...

I'm not panicking but I am concerned. I think it's fear of the unknown: How will it play out here in the US and will I or anyone I know be personally affected by it.

It'd be nice if we could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By e.j.
I probably would have changed her, too, but a lot...

I probably would have changed her, too, but a lot would depend on how often the parent pulled that baloney. I might have told dcm that I would try to have her dd keep her dress clean but couldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By e.j.
When I have infants who nap in the morning, I...

When I have infants who nap in the morning, I have the other kids work on crafts or play with Playdoh at the kitchen table. They tend to be much quieter sitting at the table doing an activity than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By e.j.
I understand waiting before calling the doctor...

I understand waiting before calling the doctor when a child is sick, too, but a lot depends on the symptoms and their severity. Impalement, though? Especially where he was impaled?? The poor kid! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By e.j.
Right now, my group seems to love "Let It Go" and...

Right now, my group seems to love "Let It Go" and anything Laurie Berkner.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By e.j.
My son is a cost estimator for a fire...

My son is a cost estimator for a fire sprinkler/alarm company in a different state than SD but he said, based on the systems he sees in our area, he would guess it could run you $2000+. Much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By e.j.
My entire group right now will stand at the gate...

My entire group right now will stand at the gate between the playroom and kitchen and stare while I get meals ready. Some are old enough to ask, "Can we watch you?" I strongly doubt it has anything...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 02-07-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By e.j.
Not knowing anything about you or your...

Not knowing anything about you or your circumstances, it's hard to know what we can say to help you feel calm but based on what you posted, I'd say focus on the many positives vs. the difficulties...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By e.j.
Sometime the difference in environments is the...

Sometime the difference in environments is the biggest issue. I have a dcg who was afraid to use my bathroom because, in her opinion, the toilet flushed too loudly. Apparently the toilet at home is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By e.j.
I can understand why you'd be hesitant to term...

I can understand why you'd be hesitant to term this family now but I agree with the others. Do what's best for you and your day care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By e.j.
likethislikethislikethis I termed a child in...

likethislikethislikethis I termed a child in November but should have done it a year ago. (I had written the term letter; just never worked up the nerve to hand it to the parents!) It got to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By e.j.
Same here. It seems as though...

Same here.



It seems as though different states, and sometimes even food programs within the same state, have different rules so your food program rep may be correct about serving tofu in HI. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By e.j.
It has happened to me, too. I usually get a side...

It has happened to me, too. I usually get a side eye look from the parent at first but then get a call/text later thanking me because an hour after being home, the fever is back and the kid is now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By e.j.
Rather than try to ignore comments, I try to hit...

Rather than try to ignore comments, I try to hit them head on with as much humor as I can muster so that I'm not letting them bother me for longer than necessary. I had a dcm who reacted almost the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 553
Posted By e.j.
This is how I would handle things with the kids,...

This is how I would handle things with the kids, too. I'd answer any questions they had as honestly as I could without going into too much detail. I'd be honest about my feelings and if I shed some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By e.j.
I'm closed tomorrow and it's a paid holiday for...

I'm closed tomorrow and it's a paid holiday for me. When I first started doing child care, I worked holidays like MLK Day and I admit, I got tired (and a little resentful) of having a houseful of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By e.j.
It has happened to me a few times and what I...

It has happened to me a few times and what I usually do is verbally walk the kid through what happened in front of the parent, asking questions, making him explain to the parent what really happened....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By e.j.
If you're truly concerned about the well-being of...

If you're truly concerned about the well-being of the kids in care, I think you already know what you need to do. You just need to work up the courage to actually do it. Stop being annoyed at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By e.j.
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By e.j.
I don't have a specific time frame; a lot depends...

I don't have a specific time frame; a lot depends on where the families work and how far away they are from me. If they work locally and have jobs they can up and leave on short notice, I expect...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By e.j.
Some kids remember me; some don't. Last year, I...

Some kids remember me; some don't. Last year, I received a card from a dcb who was graduating from high school, thanking me for the care I had given him during the years he was in my care and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By e.j.
Yikes! I hope she calms down tonight and you...

Yikes! I hope she calms down tonight and you don't have any problems with her tomorrow. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By e.j.
So glad to hear your husband's cancer is gone! ...

So glad to hear your husband's cancer is gone! What a relief that must be even though I understand your concerns about the future. I hope time and his continued health will eventually allow you to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By e.j.
I don't have any experience with this kind of...

I don't have any experience with this kind of situation with day care parents but if you
1. Click on "Search" above in the blue shaded area and then 2. Click on "Tag Search" it will bring you to a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By e.j.
"Provider's Own Children Counted: Yes, if not...

"Provider's Own Children Counted: Yes, if not yet enrolled in kindergarten or higher grade."

My guess would be he would be counted in your ratios since he's still being supervised by you and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By e.j.
One negative about small towns is that everyone...

One negative about small towns is that everyone knows everyone else's business. One positive about small towns is everyone knows everyone else's business. Hopefully most people who read her posts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By e.j.
I've said something like, "I know it's not easy. ...

I've said something like, "I know it's not easy. Unfortunately, I can't risk the other kids' health by allowing your child to stay here. Before opening my own day care, my oldest was enrolled in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,052
Posted By e.j.
I'd be upset if a day care family deliberately...

I'd be upset if a day care family deliberately put me and my family at risk for the stomach bug. It's one thing if a child gets sick unexpectedly while at day care but a whole other thing when the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 666
Posted By e.j.
:eek: That's truly awful!

:eek: That's truly awful!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 67,050
Posted By e.j.
Not all of the courses are free but they still do...

Not all of the courses are free but they still do have a number of them that are. There are free classes under Child Growth and Development, Child Health and Safety and Including Children with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,273
Posted By e.j.
I think the way you've worded it for us is the...

I think the way you've worded it for us is the perfect way to word it for the parent. I've said almost the exact same thing to a couple of my dc parents, including rosieteddy's suggestion, "What...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 325,287
Posted By e.j.
What a great feeling that must be, BC! happyface...

What a great feeling that must be, BC! happyface We have about 8 more years on ours. Can't wait for the day we can mail off our last mortgage payment!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5,696
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 618,610
Posted By e.j.
Oh, my! Hopefully by "having trouble breathing"...

Oh, my! Hopefully by "having trouble breathing" she means his nose is stuffed up and not that he's actually struggling to breathe and yes... a fever today means he won't be allowed in the door...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By e.j.
My heart goes out to both you and your husband. ...

My heart goes out to both you and your husband. It can't be an easy time for either one of you. Hopefully the chemo will do it's job well and help you to worry a bit less about a recurrence in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By e.j.
If it were me, I'd refund the money they paid for...

If it were me, I'd refund the money they paid for any day I wasn't able to be open or I'd apply the money to a future date - whichever the parent wanted. I hope you're feeling better.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By e.j.
There have been several recent news reports in my...

There have been several recent news reports in my state all complaining about the high cost of child care. One report indicated that the number of child care providers just in the state's capital...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By e.j.
My dishwasher has a sanitize cycle, too, and I've...

My dishwasher has a sanitize cycle, too, and I've used it to clean toys. I either put the smaller toys into a basket or a mesh bag and I place it on the top rack.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By e.j.
Personally, I'd ask dcm to keep the child home if...

Personally, I'd ask dcm to keep the child home if the eye is still draining. I just googled it and based on what I read, kids can be contagious 24 - 48 hours after starting treatment. Depending on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By e.j.
I was thinking it must vary by state, too,...

I was thinking it must vary by state, too, because here it's based on the school district you live in. Prior to moving to the house we live in now, we were in a lower income school district so I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2019, 11:35 AM
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Views: 698
Posted By e.j.
I quit last year after being with the program for...

I quit last year after being with the program for over 20 years. I wrote a letter stating what my last claim date would be and that was the end of it. I was on Tier 2; the average reimbursement I...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-11-2019, 08:27 AM
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Views: 739
Posted By e.j.
I googled food poisoning and from what I read, it...

I googled food poisoning and from what I read, it can happen within 2-6 hours of eating a contaminated food.

I don't think I'd immediately jump to blame your day care provider, though. Is it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,764
Posted By e.j.
Sounds like a self-esteem issue on the teacher's...

Sounds like a self-esteem issue on the teacher's part. It's seems kind of sad to me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5,696
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By e.j.
I've had to speak with a few parents lately about...

I've had to speak with a few parents lately about the need to feed their kids before coming here. I don't serve breakfast and we don't have morning snack until 9:30 so kids who haven't eaten get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5,696
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By e.j.
And just when I thought it couldn't get any...

And just when I thought it couldn't get any sadder... He's fortunate to have you in his life.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5,696
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By e.j.
"No worries. Give her breakfast and I'll see you...

"No worries. Give her breakfast and I'll see you when you get here." Gotta love it. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By e.j.
:eek: Crazy!

:eek: Crazy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5,696
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 618,610
Posted By e.j.
This has got to be one of the saddest things I've...

This has got to be one of the saddest things I've ever read. My heart goes out to this little boy. Thank goodness you and your family are there for him in a way his own family chooses not to be.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By e.j.
Depending on the child, I've used different...

Depending on the child, I've used different tactics at different times to stop tantrums. When my son was young, (3yo+) prior to being diagnosed with Asperger's, his meltdowns were tough to deal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By e.j.
I'm with you! lol Get rid of winter and I'll be...

I'm with you! lol Get rid of winter and I'll be a happy camper! I don't like to "fall back" because it gets dark so early but I really do love the extra daylight when we "spring forward".
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By e.j.
That's true. Thanksgiving will be here before we...

That's true. Thanksgiving will be here before we know it and Christmas won't be far behind!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By e.j.
Since you've already resolved the problem, I...

Since you've already resolved the problem, I won't offer advice but I will offer some empathy. I know I'd be disappointed to think I had a day off coming up only to realize I didn't! lol I'm going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 796
Posted By e.j.
Happy belated birthday, Black Cat. Michael,...

Happy belated birthday, Black Cat.

Michael, I've been thinking of you and your family. I hope you all (and MV) stay safe. I get anxious just seeing the news footage every night and I'm on the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-31-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,131
Posted By e.j.
I agree with your wife. Please listen to her. ...

I agree with your wife. Please listen to her. If you don't like the Halloween costume policy, continue to look for another day care option. If/when you find it, let your current day care know why...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5,696
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 618,610
Posted By e.j.
That is beyond self-centered and inconsiderate! ...

That is beyond self-centered and inconsiderate! I imagine the next text she receives from you will be her termination notice? I hope you feel better soon.:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By e.j.
Love it! Did she really expect you to just forget...

Love it! Did she really expect you to just forget about the payment she owed you? I'm constantly amazed to hear about the things some parents try to pull on providers.:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5,696
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 618,610
Posted By e.j.
The reason is she doesn't have to take a day off...

The reason is she doesn't have to take a day off from work to stay home with a sick teenager but she does with a sick day care aged kid. That changes everything.;)
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