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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 05:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 112
Posted By DaveA
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1 My kids have an amazing ability to crack me up. DD informed me she's "not cut out for homeschooling". :lol:
2 My wife's smile. Never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 89
Posted By DaveA
It's a pretty odd mix. Fiction tends to be Louis...

It's a pretty odd mix. Fiction tends to be Louis L'amour westerns or historical fiction. I like simple escapist quick reads. Otherwise it tends to be how to. Last couple have been Jet Tila's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By DaveA
You're unfortunately about to get the first...

You're unfortunately about to get the first lesson in running your daycare like a business. If you don't you will get absolutely ran over by your clients. You'll have very little chance in small...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 03:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 338
Posted By DaveA
We did this for DW for her mainly online...

We did this for DW for her mainly online schoolwork. Good light, good desk and chair, and plenty of storage are must haves.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By DaveA
My 2 healthcare DCPs are both lab/ diagnostic...

My 2 healthcare DCPs are both lab/ diagnostic people. With the policies/ procedures in place they’re more likely to be exposed stopping to get gas on the way to work than while at work.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 603
Posted By DaveA
One of my concerns is if they make us close I...

One of my concerns is if they make us close I have 2 DCPs that are healthcare workers. Not just hospital employees, but lab/ diagnostic people. If I close they’re SOL. That will not help the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 664
Posted By DaveA
Not sure as this counts as a “positive, but if...

Not sure as this counts as a “positive, but if you have a dark sense of humor like I do the jokes/ memes regarding this are a gold mine. There’s a fake Golden Corral “press release” that I wish was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 03:38 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 17,004
Posted By DaveA
IL closed schools starting tomorrow for 2 weeks. ...

IL closed schools starting tomorrow for 2 weeks. Our school district went from closing Tuesday to closing today after a call with public health. They made the announcement call at 1030pm.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By DaveA
Yes I do. Not so much because I'm concerned the...

Yes I do. Not so much because I'm concerned the child is actually remorseful. Although that's part of it I'm also wanting the child to understand that making amends for something you did wrong is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1,160
Views: 234,077
Posted By DaveA
Found a great deal on a couple trainer AEDs for...

Found a great deal on a couple trainer AEDs for when we teach First Aid/CPR. They were on the dining room counter. Mil thought they were real ones even though they say TRAINER across the front. Now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By DaveA
For right now I’d just observe and see how they...

For right now I’d just observe and see how they do. I might send DCP a heads up text. Kind of a “This is what happened. Will let you know if something changes.” type thing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By DaveA
This. Between my center days and home daycare...

This. Between my center days and home daycare I've cared for hundreds of kids. I enjoy it, have a good bunch currently that I like, and can't even gripe (too much :D ) about the parents. But this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By DaveA
To me they pay for a full time spot. So it’s...

To me they pay for a full time spot. So it’s reasonable for them to expect availability if there is a change in schedule. In your situation I would explain to drop in care that priority goes to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 17,004
Posted By DaveA
We have the same thing going on here. My...

We have the same thing going on here. My reaction sto the coverage is somewhere between :rolleyes: and :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 17,004
Posted By DaveA
After looking things over I'm far more concerned...

After looking things over I'm far more concerned about people's reactions to the virus than the virus itself. Neither "OH MY GOD WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!" or "It's nothing at all" is helpful. It will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2020, 03:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By DaveA
:lol::lol::lol: I use my shop as the excuse-...

:lol::lol::lol:
I use my shop as the excuse- "Really I'd love to set & chat, but I have to go build an axe!" ;):D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 17,004
Posted By DaveA
To the same extent I’m worried about colds,...

To the same extent I’m worried about colds, influenza, strep,etc. Otherwise not really. At the point this is probably the 50th “OMG were all gonna die!” thing in the last few years.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2020, 03:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By DaveA
My big one right now isn't so much "go play" as...

My big one right now isn't so much "go play" as "give each other space". I have a brother/ sister pair that would sit literally leaning against each other playing together all day if I let them. Of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 5,704
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 619,592
Posted By DaveA
Sunday it was 60’ & sunny. 72 hours later school...

Sunday it was 60’ & sunny. 72 hours later school is cancelled due to snow, sleet, & high winds. :rolleyes: It’s official- Mother Nature needs a freaking Prozac.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By DaveA
The hug thing would be annoying to me but not...

The hug thing would be annoying to me but not necessarily a deal breaker. The bigger thing for me was the staff member I had a history with. There are several former coworkers I wouldn't work with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 03:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By DaveA
Like the others have said- it depends on each...

Like the others have said- it depends on each state's regs. I saw it done once here (IL). This was after a home was damaged by a storm and had to be gutted and redone. If I remember correctly it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2020, 03:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 372
Posted By DaveA
In the morning I use CDs. It is a mix of Raffi,...

In the morning I use CDs. It is a mix of Raffi, Greg& Steve, Hap Palmer, Disney, Trout Fishing in America, and some other general kid's music.

In the afternoon I turn on our cable's kids music...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,160
Views: 234,077
Posted By DaveA
One of those "streams crossing" moments I seem to...

One of those "streams crossing" moments I seem to find myself in. Put a new big plastic tube in the classroom. Kids are having fun using it with matchbox cars. I wonder what the reaction of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By DaveA
That would be my main concern. I think I'd go...

That would be my main concern. I think I'd go the "too sick to participate" route if a child was to the point of needing a mask.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By DaveA
In my center days I found small, independent...

In my center days I found small, independent centers usually offered a discount to its employees. I've seen everything from 50% off to 1 free kid and 25% off additional children. Larger centers or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2020, 03:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,085
Posted By DaveA
This cough I can't shake. Been going on a week...

This cough I can't shake. Been going on a week now. :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By DaveA
My thoughts exactly. I would report this.

My thoughts exactly. I would report this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By DaveA
I tell parents and therapists they can come here...

I tell parents and therapists they can come here until it becomes an issue for group as a whole. If it's reached a point you're done with it I would explain to the parents that it has become a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 03:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 556
Posted By DaveA
I am so sorry for your loss. :hug::hug:

I am so sorry for your loss. :hug::hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 03:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 708
Posted By DaveA
I always have stayed open because I usually have...

I always have stayed open because I usually have a couple DCPs in healthcare, so they're probably working. Plus I close for a few days for a trade show around this time and don't want to have too...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By DaveA
Judging by some "experts" I've heard recently it...

Judging by some "experts" I've heard recently it means a bunch of meaningless initials after their name and having not actually seen a child since the Carter Administration. :rolleyes::lol:;)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1,160
Views: 234,077
Posted By DaveA
I began my day by walking into my classroom to...

I began my day by walking into my classroom to discover a race bike and travel case in the middle of the floor.:confused::rolleyes:

Ah the joys of running a daycare and being married to a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2020, 03:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By DaveA
Paid holidays New Year's Day Birthday ...

Paid holidays

New Year's Day
Birthday
Anniversary
Memorial Day
July 4th
Labor Day
Thanksgiving & day after
Christmas & December 26th
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2019, 03:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By DaveA
Glad your husband is wrapping up his chemo and...

Glad your husband is wrapping up his chemo and good luck with the reopening. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By DaveA
Yeah with that came out it was on here. The...

Yeah with that came out it was on here. The charges being announced breathed new life in the story for the news cycle. Beyond a WTF moment for sure.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By DaveA
"I have to operate under my policies and...

"I have to operate under my policies and licensing regulations. I cannot provide care for a sick child." Like previous posters said it is not your responsibility to deal with DCP's backup plans or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By DaveA
Enjoy the leave and new addition to your...

Enjoy the leave and new addition to your family!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,131
Posted By DaveA
I don't do a lot of crafts or activities that...

I don't do a lot of crafts or activities that result in something "take home". From the outset I tell DCPs I focus on social and emotional development. But yeah- if I changed up a major part of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By DaveA
No way am I giving a client a copy or pic of my...

No way am I giving a client a copy or pic of my ID. :confused: Any information they need is on my license, which is publicly displayed and a matter of public record.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2019, 03:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By DaveA
Glad he's getting treatment and you have the...

Glad he's getting treatment and you have the opportunity to be with him. Good luck when you decide to reopen. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By DaveA
I wouldn't worry about the immunizations- she's...

I wouldn't worry about the immunizations- she's not in violation of current policy.

I would send home for the symptoms you described. Especially the infant.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By DaveA
I get pink eye really easily. My policy is 24...

I get pink eye really easily. My policy is 24 hours on drops and no drainage. So no you're not too strict.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By DaveA
Sani Cycle on Dishwasher

My new dishwasher has a sanitize cycle. This is a new one for me. Does anyone use it to clean toys? Thinking about running things I'm rotating in through it before putting them out. For smaller...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By DaveA
If you're closing 12/20 I would give notice this...

If you're closing 12/20 I would give notice this week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By DaveA
What the others said- cut ties now. I can easily...

What the others said- cut ties now. I can easily see this ending badly.
Forum: Curriculum 11-12-2019, 03:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By DaveA
A couple days before Christmas we make a big...

A couple days before Christmas we make a big batch of cookies, breads, and candies for the kids to take home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By DaveA
BB does what I do. The only difference is if the...

BB does what I do. The only difference is if the child is really ready to drop the AM nap I may only do a couple days each increment.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By DaveA
I charge weekly (full time only), billed biweekly.

I charge weekly (full time only), billed biweekly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 689
Posted By DaveA
Yes! I don’t care which time they pick. Just...

Yes! I don’t care which time they pick. Just quit changing & stick with it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2019, 04:02 AM
Replies: 5,704
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 619,592
Posted By DaveA
I will reiterate my opposition to the whole time...

I will reiterate my opposition to the whole time change thing. There is absolutely no reason I should wake up at 350 when I didn't need up till 5. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 801
Posted By DaveA
Late to the party but Happy Birthday...

Late to the party but Happy Birthday Blackcat!!!happyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By DaveA
Well that's a new one. :eek::rolleyes: Do...

Well that's a new one. :eek::rolleyes:

Do parents hear themselves when things like that come out of their mouths?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By DaveA
Something seems very off with DCM's actions. At...

Something seems very off with DCM's actions. At very least DCM needs to understand that that never happens again and you won't accept a child unless they are alert and oriented. I'm not sure they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By DaveA
My one immediate term of a child for behavior...

My one immediate term of a child for behavior involved a kid throwing a block at a kid's head then more at me. DCPs saw no issue with his behavior. :eek: Even if I hadn't been terming for what DCK...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5,704
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 619,592
Posted By DaveA
:rolleyes::mad: Sounds about right. I had a...

:rolleyes::mad:
Sounds about right. I had a DCM once ask me if I could pick up their child from Pre-K because school was calling DCM because DCK had severe diarrhea. She was stunned when I told...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 03:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By DaveA
My parent reminder is just "I am closed the...

My parent reminder is just "I am closed the following days:" then list the days and if they are paid or unpaid.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,160
Views: 234,077
Posted By DaveA
Changed brand of toilet bowl cleaner tabs. This...

Changed brand of toilet bowl cleaner tabs. This one turns the water blue. This is completely unacceptable and wrong to DCG4. :rolleyes::lol::D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By DaveA
Nope. Done. I got tired for you just reading...

Nope. Done. I got tired for you just reading that. 2 med issues and payment problems in a couple weeks? Not dealing with that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By DaveA
In Illinois fire marshals use cars that look like...

In Illinois fire marshals use cars that look like police cars. Fire marshal pulls into parking lot of the center I was at for inspection. DCG3 looks out window & goes “Oh #%^*! It’s the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By DaveA
That's really cool!happyface

That's really cool!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By DaveA
Like previous posters said- it's going to vary...

Like previous posters said- it's going to vary widely. In my case (Illinois) my opening went pretty typically- applied in January, opened in May on a permit pending license, and had my license in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By DaveA
It took Nemo a day to get used to the door. Now...

It took Nemo a day to get used to the door. Now he just blast through it. happyface If the flap's down Dory just sets by the door and whines. :rolleyes: Nemo just looks at her like "Are you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By DaveA
Put one in over the weekend. Working on getting...

Put one in over the weekend. Working on getting dogs used to pushing through the flap, but they'll use it if it's taped up out of the way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By DaveA
Check with your local R&R. They might have some...

Check with your local R&R. They might have some courses online. Here in IL the Gateways to Opportunity sight has about 10 hours up if I remember right.

They're not free but I've had good luck...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By DaveA
The first center I worked in was a triplex...

The first center I worked in was a triplex apartment the owners converted 2 units into a center and lived in the 3rd. They eventually bought the house next door and moved into it adding the 3rd unit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By DaveA
My morning consisted of taking a dog to the vet...

My morning consisted of taking a dog to the vet before pre-K got back. He was favoring a back leg last night/ this morning. Nothing structurally wrong- Doc says it's muscular. Probably just landed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By DaveA
Thanks everyone Ill have to look that...

Thanks everyone



Ill have to look that up. Our sunroom door is basically a glorified storm door.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By DaveA
Dog Doors?

Getting really tired of letting the dogs in/out constantly. I may put in a dog door in the sunroom.

Anybody have a dog door?
What type do you have & do you like it?
Were there anything in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By DaveA
I would tell DCPs he could either skip preschool...

I would tell DCPs he could either skip preschool and take him on the field trip or they would have to find other arrangements for the day. DCP will probably want him to go with you on the field...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 784
Posted By DaveA
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: ...

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Seriously- most people need some breaks from work or they go batty. Especially if you work from your home. Since we didn't do a vacation this year I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By DaveA
For me a 1/2 day would be at 11:30. If I need to...

For me a 1/2 day would be at 11:30. If I need to close before that I just close for the day and don't charge for it. If I have to close after that I charge as a normal day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By DaveA
Sounds like a good plan.

Sounds like a good plan.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 03:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By DaveA
My naptime is 1230-230. My bunch usually lays...

My naptime is 1230-230. My bunch usually lays down well and is ready to get up around then. About the only time I let someone sleep longer than 230 is if they took a really long time to crash and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,009
Posted By DaveA
I don't feel guilty at all. I make sure I take...

I don't feel guilty at all. I make sure I take all my vacation days (unpaid), added birthday and anniversary as paid holidays (10 total), and close (unpaid) if I need to do something for my family. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 03:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 21,127
Posted By DaveA
Same as Annalee I'm licensed from 6 weeks up.

Same as Annalee I'm licensed from 6 weeks up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By DaveA
:lol::D:lol::D:lol::D:lol::D:lol::D

:lol::D:lol::D:lol::D:lol::D:lol::D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By DaveA
That’s what I figured. Just one of those small...

That’s what I figured. Just one of those small town :rolleyes:moments. Thanks
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By DaveA
So Who's Late?

I have two DCMs that are friends and the DCBs are on same tball team. Because of schedules DCM1 is authorized to pick up DCM2's kids a couple times a week. One problem- DCM1 shows up 3-5 minutes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By DaveA
I don't have a formal cut off time, but I also...

I don't have a formal cut off time, but I also don't change my schedule for late drop offs. First couple times they try to drop off and we're at store/ library/ zoo/ etc. they get the hint.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By DaveA
I voted Hillcrest also.

I voted Hillcrest also.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 682
Posted By DaveA
Nope- fees are based on enrollment not...

Nope- fees are based on enrollment not attendance. You're not going to find a child to fill the spot just while DCG is in preschool, so it's not like you can make up the $. 6 hours is a full day. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 782
Posted By DaveA
Now we're the exact opposite in IL if I remember...

Now we're the exact opposite in IL if I remember correctly. We can't have prepared bottles brought in other than breast milk. Or at least it is strongly discouraged.

I provide basic brands of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By DaveA
I'm in IL so no hurricane policy, but to me this...

I'm in IL so no hurricane policy, but to me this would fall under the provision in my contract that I refuse to do anything that I feel would be operating in an unsafe manner. Pick a time that gives...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By DaveA
Yikes! Good thing you went. Get better asap...

Yikes! Good thing you went. Get better asap :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,023
Posted By DaveA
Like CH said- I think you will see a split in the...

Like CH said- I think you will see a split in the industry. Some will go toward school based or affiliated programs from birth on. The "rebels";) will flock toward more "kids being kids"- play...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By DaveA
Our pre-k is 1/2 day and school provides busing. ...

Our pre-k is 1/2 day and school provides busing. They are easy to work with and stress not being jerks to local providers. I encourage parents to enroll DCKs in it the year before kindergarten. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 04:34 AM
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Views: 234,077
Posted By DaveA
Dory & Nemo start going insane out back-...

Dory & Nemo start going insane out back- growling, snarling, barking. I look out the window and they are in full "defend the realm" mode over a frog. Funniest thing was it would hop closer to them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By DaveA
:eek: HUH? That's a troubling answer on...

:eek: HUH? That's a troubling answer on multiple levels. I'd be checking to make sure my resume's updated.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By DaveA
Yeah you need to talk to the director about it. ...

Yeah you need to talk to the director about it. No center I've worked at would allow that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By DaveA
I have it in my contract fees are evaluated each...

I have it in my contract fees are evaluated each November.
If I raise rates I don't give a reason. Just what the rate is, when it takes effect, & when contract addendums will be given out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By DaveA
I posted this on Facebook and someone came up...

I posted this on Facebook and someone came up with a theory that kind of makes sense. They wondered if Mom really doesn't want to find care. Like if she wants to stay home and not go back to work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 840
Posted By DaveA
You want no part of this. Way too many things...

You want no part of this. Way too many things that could go wrong for you. Too much of a risk to take.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By DaveA
Every once in a while self control gets the...

Every once in a while self control gets the better of me. :o;) I really was laughing too hard to be snarky. The level of cluelessness exhibited was frankly too stunning to mock.

Now if she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By DaveA
No because I knew if I was a little sarcastic I...

No because I knew if I was a little sarcastic I would be a LOT sarcastic. Just told her I wouldn’t be scheduling an interview as they weren’t a good fit based on a basic misunderstanding of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By DaveA
Talking Well That's a New One

Maybe it's because I haven't had any caffeine yet, but I found this way too funny.

Had a lady call yesterday about care. Emailed her my Policy Handbook/ Contract for them to look over before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By DaveA
Not "consult" because frankly they don't have a...

Not "consult" because frankly they don't have a say in the matter. But yes- I would go around to the neighbors (especially if you don't know them) and introduce yourself and let them know what your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By DaveA
In theory it shouldn't make a difference anymore...

In theory it shouldn't make a difference anymore than anyone else evaluating their strengths/ weaknesses with different situations. In practice- yeah you're going to catch some crap both for dealing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,016
Posted By DaveA
Before I even thought about when they could...

Before I even thought about when they could return I would want to know exactly what I was dealing with.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By DaveA
If you signed the contract you're probably going...

If you signed the contract you're probably going to have to pay it. If it were to end up in small claims they would have a really good case. At which point you're out more money to cover court...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By DaveA
I provide wipes unless DCPs want a specific...

I provide wipes unless DCPs want a specific brand, then it's up to them to supply them. Cost is built into my tuition.

I looked into supplying diapers but decided against it. If you do figure...
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